Irina of Carim

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.



  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 Miracles. BUT will not trigger her Dark Dialogue.
    2. If you purchase ALL of the Dark Miracles from her, she will no longer sell you Miracles. However, you can still speak with her, and must purchase and wear Morne's Gauntlets to finish the dark version of her questline. BE CAREFUL! After defeating Eygon and speaking to her once she will wake up and ask if anyone "is there."
    3. When returned to her usual spot Irina will not sell anything and will only beg the character to touch her. If he/she does without Morne's Gauntlets she will not recognize the touch, asking again for someone to touch her; if you're still wearing the gauntlets, she'll believe that you're Eygon and will ask you to kill her, as Eygon promised. Killing her drops her ashes. 
  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, she will be able to level you up, much like the Fire Keeper inside the Shrine.




Items Sold



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... always true to his word..."



  • 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.



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    • 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.

      • Anonymous

        06 Dec 2019 23:58  

        *At firelink* Irina - "Ohh... Touch me..." Ashen one - Ok *Bends her over* Irina - "What are yo- NYAAA!!!!"

        • Anonymous

          20 Aug 2019 23:24  

          I would like to draw your attention to a bit of interesting theory... it appears that Once she becomes a fire keeper she reveals herself to appear almost exactly like The Ash Maiden from the first Dark Souls....and just like the Ash Maide locks herself in a room.... and nearly stops talking entirely.... additionally Irina, unique from other NPCs, has NO CONCEPT ART... almost as if her appearance was already decided.... is it meant to be implied that Irina is a reincarnation? She does lock herself in a room presumably filled with dead fire keepers...

          • Anonymous

            19 Aug 2019 19:41  

            Am I the only one wondering why she doesn't seem even remotely Arabic.. I mean she's blonde for heaven's sake....... Carim is very clearly modeled after a similar real world hub for religion so I'm very, very surprised that after 3 games the first person I see from Carim doesn't even remotely resemble their real world counterparts.. fair skin is plausible, at least for a hooded maiden anyway... but blonde hair is absolutely ridiculous.... wait?.is every unhelmited npc in DS3 a type of blonde? were they not thinking about it when they made the game? I know Japan generally just associates Europe with blonde hair, but gee....perhaps this is Sweden..? yes. I have now decided that Lothric is modeled after Sweden for this reason alone.... a Sweden where they only let blondes visit. So obviously Irina had to have her hair bleached in order to get in..

            • Anonymous

              30 Jun 2019 09:01  

              I dont get this game sometimes, I mean I guess it would have been okay if she was in the same spot after she became a firekeeper, but why move her to the farthest point away from the bonfire, just seems so pointless :/

              • Anonymous

                14 May 2019 18:52  

                Anyone who’s played a Miyazaki souls game and dark souls 2 will likely notice that leveling up costs less in DS2, Irina becoming a fire keeper was the perfect opportunity to lower the soul cost per level as a nod to ds2 but instead it’s the exact same as it is with the normal fire keeper who happens to be much closer to the bonfire therefore Irina is left alone as a completely worthless fire keeper only idiots would pay a visit to level up

                • Anonymous

                  13 Jan 2019 09:49  

                  Is she blind? She has eyes but her dialogue often indicates that she cannot see and requires touch. I forget my firekeeper lore. The woman in DS1 had her tongue removed as part of the job. Funnily enough she seems to go deaf at times too (dark quest).

                  • Anonymous

                    07 Jan 2019 05:32  

                    'if you kill her wearing the more set, her death dialogue will be different' - how? How different... What does she say? Great! Now I'm going to have to sell her dark tomes, buy the miracles and kill her in her most trusted companions suit of armour that I will pry of his corpse just to hear some pointless dialogue, I hope you feel bad wiki... You made me do this! *wipes tears away while drawing sword

                    • Anonymous

                      04 Dec 2018 18:25  

                      Guys.... Please help... I talked to Irina first. She told me about the little creatures biting at her flesh and there was a msg on the ground saying "aah, friend" with 0 appraisals. So naturally, I didn't touch her. I mean, why would you if she's being eaten up by "little creatures". "There's no way I'ma touch that *****!" I thought and killed her. I got her ashes and a key. The problem I have is that Eygon is PRETTY DAMN STRONG and I'm Lvl 17.... He talks of betrayal and instantly attacks me when I come near him. I get him to half hp but he just heals and keeps 2-hitting me. What do I do? Please don't tell me to start over. I'ma try to run through but I doubt I can do it. Any reply would be much appreciated!

                      • Anonymous

                        04 Dec 2018 02:24  

                        If Irina has not become a Firekeeper after you've purchased all non-dark miracles, go to the cell you first found her (right before Road of Sacrifice) and loot Eygon's body. Return to Firelink, and Irina will be waiting in the tower.

                        • Anonymous

                          26 Nov 2018 03:27  

                          Missing dialogue: Upon leaving: "Godspeed, champion of ash. May your solemn duty conclude in triumph" I don't know what triggers it.

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