Horace the Hushed

General Info
Health Souls Location Drops
1774 (NG+) 2000 (NG) Road of Sacrifices Llewellyn Shield

Horace the Hushed is a NPC in Dark Souls 3. He is standing to the right of Anri of Astora and gives you the Blue Sentinels badge unlocking the Covenant.


Horace the Hushed Information



Combat Information 

  • Health: NG (1425), NG+ (1774), NG++ (??), NG+3 (??), NG+6 (??), NG+9 (??)


Horace's Questline

Horace is a companion to Anri of Astora, and will turn hostile after you progress into the Catacombs.

To locate Horace again, continue the game past the Abyss Watchers. Head into the Catacombs of Carthus and find Anri who will ask you about Horace's location. If you speak to Anri here and tell them "NO", She/He will move further into the Catacombs by an old bridge. You can speak to Anri again here, but it is not necessary. Horace is located in another area across the bridge. Once there cut the rope on the bridge by hitting it with your weapon, wait for it to collapse, and then climb down. Past the Fire Demon is a bonfire, and past the bonfire is Smouldering Lake. In Smouldering Lake hug the right wall until you see a small passageway with two Crystal Lizards. Horace will be at the back of this area and will be hostile. You can see a map here.

If you kill him here, he will give you the Llewellyn Shield. If you kill him, it won't matter if you tell Anri where he is. Anri's questline will continue and you will receive the Ring of the Evil Eye in the Catacombs or at Anri's next location. If you don't kill him and tell Anri, Anri will be killed and their questline will end. If you don't kill him, but don't tell Anri his location, Anri's questline will continue.

  • If you kill Horace before speaking to Anri in his/her first location in the Catacombs, she/he will only be found at the second location.



  • Souls: NG (2000), NG+ (6000), NG++ (??), NG+3 (??), NG+6 (??), NG+9 (??)
  • Weapons: Llewellyn Shield 
  • If killed in the Firelink Shrine, where he will be after the player defeat the Deacons of the Deep, he will drop 10000 souls, but this action will terminate Anri's questline, therefore it's not recommended.  



Horace the Hushed does not have specific dialogue lines. Instead, he only makes what sounds like a low growl or grunt when spoken to.



  • Horace would seem to be a member of the Blue Sentinels.
  • The shield Horace uses was made by Llewellyn The Smith, who also created the armor worn by the two Drang Knights protecting Aldrich.  The Drang Set is from Dark Souls II, where it was called the Llewellyn Set.
  • Horace might have ironically been named after the leading Roman lyric poet under the same name. Roman name (and link to Wikipedia): Quintus Horatius Flaccus
  • Miyazaki, a huge fan of the manga Berserk, may have been inspired by the character Basuzo's armor design in making the Executioner Set.
  •  Horace is one of two children to survive Aldrich's appetite
  • If you kill Horace and tell Anri where he is, then return to his location in the Smoldering Lake after Anri has left, there will be a small shrine with his broken halberd, shield, and a red prism stone on top, indicating that Anri found his body and laid him to rest (Anri says earlier that they leave prism stones for each other, to guide their way). Interestingly, if you meet Anri at the Yorshka bonfire, she/he will still say that they never found Horace.
  • The vocalizations Horace makes are like those made by individuals whose tongues have been cut out, indicating that Horace may be a survivor of an encounter with Rosaria's Fingers.



Alva, Seeker of the Spurned  ♦  Anri of Astora  ♦  Archdeacon McDonnell  ♦  Black Hand Gotthard  ♦  Blacksmith Andre  ♦  Company Captain Yorshka  ♦  Cornyx of the Great Swamp  ♦  Corvian Settler  ♦  Creighton the Wanderer  ♦  Daughter of Crystal Kriemhild  ♦  Daughter of Crystal Kriemhild  ♦  Emma  ♦  Eygon of Carim  ♦  Filianore  ♦  Fire Keeper  ♦  Giant of the Undead Settlement  ♦  Great Swamp Cuculus  ♦  Greirat of the Undead Settlement  ♦  Hawkwood  ♦  Holy Knight Hodrick  ♦  Irina of Carim  ♦  Jailer  ♦  Judicator Argo  ♦  Karla  ♦  Knight Slayer Tsorig  ♦  Lapp  ♦  Leonhard  ♦  Lion Knight Albert  ♦  Livid Pyromancer Dunnel  ♦  Locust Preacher  ♦  Londor Pale Shade  ♦  Longfinger Kirk  ♦  Lords of Cinder  ♦  Ludleth of Courland  ♦  Moaning Knight  ♦  Old Wolf of Farron  ♦  Orbeck of Vinheim  ♦  Painting Woman  ♦  Pickle Pee, Pump-a-Rum Crow  ♦  Pilgrim from Londor  ♦  Ringed City Hollow  ♦  Rosaria, Mother of Rebirth  ♦  Seeker of the Spurned  ♦  Shira  ♦  Shrine Handmaid  ♦  Silver Knight Ledo  ♦  Sir Vilhelm  ♦  Sirris of the Sunless Realms  ♦  Slave Knight Gael  ♦  Snuggly  ♦  Stone-humped Hag  ♦  Sword Master  ♦  The Painter  ♦  Unbreakable Patches  ♦  Velka the Goddess of Sin  ♦  Yellowfinger Heysel  ♦  Yoel of Londor  ♦  Yuria of Londor


    • 27 Jan 2019 21:51  

      By the way, I never spoke to Anria In the first location(In Catacombs) then found Horace but ran away(because I wanted to see if he wsa at the bonfire). I then searched up this page and looked for Anri to find her at her second location, even though I haven't killed Horace(and can see him below while talking to Anri) and I haven't spoken to Anrio from her first Catacombs location

      • Anonymous

        13 Jan 2019 15:18  

        so i just did cathedral of the deep and i got Anri as a summon, not Horace. now when im in the Carthus ruins i cant find her anywhere... i want to go to the smoldering lake but if i need to kill him down there i doubt he'll be there either.

        • Anonymous

          05 Jan 2019 05:58  

          Something I just discovered: if you kill Horace, reload the area, then tell anri, and then go to where Horace died without reloading the area, a prism stone is already on the grave. Deepest lore?

          • 02 Sep 2018 15:05  

            Hurl a handful of Dung Pies at him, cast Poison Mist for a bit of extra damage, then run away from him like a Crystal Lizard while his health plummets.

            • Anonymous

              29 Aug 2018 03:31  

              Actually ***** fighting this guy and anri at the road of sacrifices. They both constantly rush you down at the same time and have very high health and damage, if you agro them you're as good as *****ing dead. I feel only pure salt towards that god damn fight.

              • Anonymous

                03 Apr 2018 11:13  

                You can kill Horace from the area next to Anri and the collapsible bridge if you throw fire bombs at him, and if you fall into the pit and go back to Anri, you can tell them where Horace is, since falling down there counts as being in the area for that. That being said, it's much easier to simply run down there and kill him up close. Crossbows and regular bows don't have enough range to do any damage from what I could tell, but the millwood bow can probably kill him with the weapon art.

                • Anonymous

                  04 Jan 2018 17:27  

                  For any who question why Horace does what he does, you can get a dialogue from yuria, that came after her kill orbeck suggestion. This talk evolved after telling and I no and no, then I killed Horace. Then back to firelink.

                  • Anonymous

                    12 Sep 2017 01:22  

                    If Horace escaped Aldrich, does that mean he would have spent time in the Cathedral of the Deep before Aldrich was taken to Anor Lando? If so, I wonder if that would explain why he doesn't talk. Maybe someone in the Cathedral took his tongue as an offering to Rosaria?

                    Oh, now I'm sad. :(

                    • Anonymous

                      14 Jun 2017 13:48  

                      So it turns out you can snipe Horace in Smoldering Lake from the Catacombs. Does killing him this way bug out Anri's Quest?

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