Irina of Carim

NPC
General Info
Health Souls Location Drops
???? 1000 Undead Settlement

Irina's Ashes

Tower Key

Irina of Carim is an NPC in Dark Souls 3. She can teach and sell Miracles to your character in a certain area of the game.

 

Irina of Carim Information

  • Can be killed.
  • Sells Miracles, see Items Sold below.
  • Teaches the "Prayer" gesture.
  • Accepts all divine tomes, but her questline will vary accordingly.
    • Purchasing any Dark Miracles from her causes her to fall into darkness, and be taken away by Eygon of Carim, to be protected from you.
    • Purchasing ALL Dark Miracles causes her to stop being a vendor, and initiates a gloomy dialogue. (If you speak with her while equipping Morne's Gauntlets, she will have more things to say.)
    • Purchasing ALL Holy Miracles instead (without buying any dark ones) turns her into a Fire Keeper.

 

Questline

  1. Start: You can find Irina in a cell near the entrance to the Road of Sacrifices in the Undead Settlement. She can be reached by dropping down the cliff on the left of Eygon of Carim (via the small gouge in the rocks) or purchasing the Grave Key from the Shrine Handmaiden for 1500 souls and going through the sewers next to the Dilapidated Bridge bonfire. Irina's Location 

  2. Once you free her and accept her services, she will relocate to Firelink Shrine. If you approach Blacksmith Andre and head down the stairs to the right, she can be found at the end of the hallway.

  3. Dark Path: If you give her the Londor Braille Divine Tome or the Deep Braille Divine Tome, and subsequently purchase any Dark Miracle  from her, Eygon will take her from you. They can then be found just after Iudex Gundyr's bonfire, and Eygon will be hostile. If you kill him, he drops Morne's Great Hammer and the Moaning Shield. If you cannot find her after killing Eygon warp out and back and she will be where Eygon was standing. Talk to her twice, and she will return to her spot in Firelink Shrine.

    1. If you didn't buy ALL of the Dark Miracles  you can still access her inventory and buy regular Miracles. Her dark questline will not progress until all Dark Miracles have been purchased. Buying a single Dark Miracle locks you into the dark questline and you will have to wait until the next playthrough to attempt her "good" ending if you have purchased any of these.

    2. If you purchase ALL of the Dark Miracles  from her, she will no longer sell you Miracles and you will only be able to speak with her. You can still finish the dark version of her questline but you will need to equip Morne's Gauntlets.
      NOTE! If you wait to rescue Irina until you have all of the tomes, you can skip conflict with Eygon by giving all dark tomes and purchase the all of her miracles at once. If this happens, Eygon will not remove Irina from Firelink Shrine and subsequently, he will not become hostile. This will prevent the player from obtaining Eygon's equipment and will allow the player to skip ahead to step #3 without conflict (this NOTE needs testing in various game stages and progressions, this could be a bug).

    3. When returned to her usual spot Irina after Eygon has been defeated, she will not sell anything and will only beg the character to touch her. If the player does this without Morne's Gauntlets, Irina will not recognize the touch and will ask again for someone to touch her; if the player is wearing the gauntlets, Irina will believe that you are Eygon and will ask you to kill her, as Eygon promised to do so. Killing her drops her ashes which can be used to purchase her miracles from the Shrine Handmaiden.

  4. Light Path: If you instead purchase ALL the other Miracles without purchasing any Dark Miracles, she will become a Fire Keeper, and move to the bottom of the Tower outside of Firelink (the one where Sword Master was standing). If you had given her Londor Braille Divine Tome or the Deep Braille Divine Tome but didn't purchase any Dark Miracles, these will be laying next to her on the ground. You can then give them to Karla to purchase all the Dark Miracles. After this happens, Irina will be able to level you up, much like the Fire Keeper inside the Shrine.

 

Drops

 

Items Sold

Item Quantity Souls Type Requirement
Heal 1 1000 Light Free her from cell
Replenishment 1 1000 Light Free her from cell
Caressing Tears 1 1500 Light Free her from cell
Homeward 1 3000 Light Free her from cell
Dark Blade  1 10,000 Dark Londor Braille Divine Tome
Vow of Silence 1 15,000 Dark Londor Braille Divine Tome
Dead Again 1 5000 Dark Londor Braille Divine Tome
Med Heal 1 3500

Light

Braille Divine Tome of Carim

Tears of Denial 1 10000 Light Braille Divine Tome of Carim
Force 1 1000 Light Braille Divine Tome of Carim
Bountiful Light 1 5000 Light Braille Divine Tome of Lothric
Blessed Weapon 1 8000 Light Braille Divine Tome of Lothric
Magic Barrier 1 5000 Light Braille Divine Tome of Lothric
Deep Protection 1 4000 Dark Deep Braille Divine Tome
Gnaw 1 2000 Dark Deep Braille Divine Tome

 

Dialogue

First encounter (Undead Settlement)

Ahh, who's there?
Is someone there, anyone?
The dark surrounds me, nibbles at my flesh.
Little creatures, they never stop biting.
So please, hold out your hand, and touch me..."

Selecting "Touch"

Ahh, yes, there you are, so close indeed.
Then I am not entirely alone, just yet.
Praise the merciful gods above... (gesture)
Oh, forgive me.
I am Irina of Carim.
I came to this land so that I might be a Fire Keeper.
Your touch has freed me from the darkness.  You are a Champion, then?
I am weak, and unfit to tend the flames.
But if it would not trouble you, might I enter into your service, instead?"

If you "Decline" her service

Ahh, yes, of course, I understand.
Even so, I thank you deeply.  For your touch.
I will never forget it, not ever."

[Talk] "Oh, sweet Champion. You still wish to converse?
Don't worry about me. I've long dealt in dark. It is my calling."

If you "Accept her service"

Oh, thank you, sweet Champion.
I shall take my vows.
I, Irina of Carim, solemnly swear to serve you."

 

Second encounter (Firelink Shrine)

Oh, Champion of Ash.  Welcome back.
I was not meant to be a Fire Keeper, but I am honoured to serve you beside the Bonfire.
The gods are ever-merciful.  My gratitude lies with them, and with you.
I am yours now.  Your wish is my command."

"Talk" command

You know, in my home of Carim, I was a nun.
I would be pleased to share the tales of miracles with you.
Although to be honest, I only know a few.
But if I had a divine tome, I could tell you many tales and more.
Ahh, only I cannot see…
Terribly sorry, but you'll have to find me a Divine Tome in braille."

 

When given Divine Tome of Carim or Lothric

Ahh, you've brought me a braille Divine Tome.
Now I can tell tales of new miracles.
Tales of the greater miracles can be quite the epics...
What fun we will have."

When given Deep or Londor Divine Tome

Oh, what's this...
Champion of Ash, this Divine Tome is forbidden...
These are dark tales that lurk deep within men... These stories would not please you...
Of course, if you insist, I will read them for you.
Only, ahh, ahh, they frighten me so.
The little creatures that nibble at me in the darkness..."

When greeted

Ahh, Champion of Ash, welcome back. Do you wish to hear a tale? You only have to ask."

When greeted (after buying a dark miracle from her)

Ahh, ahh, sweet Champion.  Where have you been?
Please, your touch…
The little creatures, how they nip and bite…"

 

Upon leaving

Have a pleasant journey, Champion of Ash.
I pray for your safety."

Upon leaving (after buying a dark miracle from her)

Ahh, sweet Champion.  Leaving so soon?
Please, come back in good time.
I am frightened.  Of the dark that gnaws away at me."

Upon leaving (after buying all non-dark miracles from her)

Thank you ever so much, sweet Champion.
May your solemn duty conclude in triumph."

 

After she moves to the tower

Oh, sweet Champion of Ash.
Let souls be your strength..."

 

"Talk" command (after "rescuing" her from Eygon)

Ahh, ahh, please, someone, touch me.
The dark, surrounds me, nibbles at my flesh.
Little creatures, they never stop biting.
So please, hold out your hand, and touch me..."

Selecting "Touch" (after "rescuing" her from Eygon)

Ohh, is there no one near to touch me?
Keep these things from eating away at me."

Selecting "Touch" (after "rescuing" her from Eygon and wearing Morne's Gauntlets)

Oh, you again, touch me, one last time.
And kill me, as you promised you would."

 

Upon death

What have you done, sweet champion of ash
I only wanted to..."

Upon death (after touching while wearing Morne's Gauntlets)

Ohh...A Knight of Carim...
...is always true to his word..."

 

Trivia

  • Her name is Slavic/Eastern-European form of Greek name  Ειρηνη (Eirene), derived from a word meaning "peace." Ειρηνη was the name of the Greek goddess who personified peace. Also, it was borne by several early Christian saints and is popular among Eastern Christians.
  • Voiced by Sarah Beck Mather, who also voiced Lucatiel of Mirrah in Dark Souls II.
  • Irina's feeling of darkness eating her away like insects corresponds to the item description of Fire Keeper's Soul in Dark Souls 1 
     "A Fire Keeper's soul is a draw for humanity, and held within their bosoms, below just a thin layer of skin, are swarms of humanity that writhe and squirm."
  • If you kill her while wearing the Morne set, her death dialogue will be different.
  • It is unclear if, after her 'light' path, she becomes a fire keeper or merely able to level you with souls. Though she is surrounded by the bodies of fire keepers, she keeps her sight. Perhaps she's still a step away from a full-fledge fire keeper.

 

 

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    • Anonymous

      24 Sep 2020 04:22  

      they shouldve have made her level you up with a discount or some ****, what a waste of time
      now give me my dark spells *****

      • Anonymous

        01 Sep 2020 06:09  

        Is there another condition to her disappearing? Eygon's in his starting position and she's nowhere to be found.

        • Anonymous

          10 Aug 2020 23:34  

          Im tryna get all rings but when i made her a firekeeper she didnt sell anything anymore. Does anyone know if she still drops her ashes upone death here (and do the ashes contain the ring)?

          • Anonymous

            09 Aug 2020 08:09  

            The debate of good choices, or useful choices. . . the point where people are revealed to be weak, or strong. . . where the unsettling, bad ending is seen as best, and the nice, dream fulfilling ending is worst. . . I value her dreams over this, and call me weak, or call me a goody two shoes, I won't change how I think about her. She is on my list of people to protect, and I won't let her go down the path of torture, and death.

            • Anonymous

              29 May 2020 12:58  

              So a friend of mine is playing thru this game co op with me blind, and he bought a dark miracle from her. However he did not level up 5 times w yoel and we killed the abyss watchers so yuria never spawns. He tells me Irina is still there and eygon never took her away despite him buying the dark miracles. What triggers eygon to take her? Is the quest stuck forever because the londor tome is not accessible to him this playthru?

              • Anonymous

                24 May 2020 22:20  

                its important to know.... her storyline has no downsides for its dark even achievement wise, basically by completing her story you force yourself to murder her anyway if you want her items. DS is usually great at rewarding you for following the "good" storylines. Not this one, feel free to give her londor tomb at low level and embrace the Dark Blade! also some very sinister lines from bringing in the ashes.

                • Anonymous

                  12 May 2020 15:40  

                  I never purchased or gave her any dark spells because of my morals as a player! I was her champion of ash I will never cause her any harm! DON'T WORRY IRINA T_T.

                  • Anonymous

                    15 Apr 2020 06:08  

                    Personally, I try not to buy all the miracles from her in one playthrough. When she becomes a fire keeper she acts strangely, like she's not all there.

                    • Anonymous

                      25 Mar 2020 03:28  

                      Worth noting that her being eaten by or having visions of little creatures could be a reference to Griffith experiencing something very similar in Tower of Rebirth . yet anothe Berserk's ref right there .

                      • Anonymous

                        16 Mar 2020 21:40  

                        I did the dlc before finishing her quest and she disappeared from my world. Any insight? I’ve only just finished Aldrich in the main story.

                        • Anonymous

                          07 Mar 2020 08:26  

                          >do good thing >get literally nothing, not even lore, and all she does is move to a location that is less convenient than levelling up at the bonfire >do bad thing >get a unique hammer and shield, get access to hexes early, and still have a period to buy miracles before she gets killed weird quest

                          • Anonymous

                            04 Feb 2020 04:22  

                            She says ‘Godspeed champion of ash’ and ‘May you woken duty conclude in triumph’ but she doesn’t do anything (become a fire keeper). What is wrong?

                            • Anonymous

                              08 Jan 2020 04:56  

                              I killed her after completing her quest-line and after that dude was dead on her spot after doing all bosses. -She's not immortal like the real fire keeper, and stays dead forever. -She drops a Tower Key, someone must have given her one cause she doesn't normally have this item when killed. -She still drops her ash even though you've bought everything already.

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