Lord of Cinder in Dark Souls 3 is a title given to those who were mighty enough to Link the Flame.

Lords of Cinder have parts of their bodies seemingly alit, in a similar fashion to the player's Lord of Cinder Mode(Embered).

At the ending of the game, the player can choose to Link the Flame himself.

Lord of Cinder Information

 Dark Souls 3's story revolves around the five Lords of Cinder, the five being:

The last four are required bossfights.

Lore Speculation

  • Unkindled are failed Lords of Cinder, succeeding in linking the flame, but too weak to survive the burst of fire.
  • Lords of Cinder cannot Link the Flame on their own, and all five are needed.
  • The Lords of cinder have linked the fire long ago, but it still fades and it was deemed "not enough". The new order was to have all 5 of them link it again, this time together for a stronger sacrifice.
    Only Ludleth of Courland was willing to make the sacrifice. He had his legs removed should his will waver, as the first time he linked the fire must had been traumatic. No one else wants to link the flame. It might be that they barely survived the first time or it hurts like hell.
  • The champion of ash, a long with many other unkindled are awoken from death, possibly by the fire's call, to bring all mighty Lords back, dead or alive.
  • Despite having served as the fuel for the First Flame for this long of a time the Lords of Cinder still retain a good amount of the fire within their body. This aspect in itself is somehow standing against the purpose of “sacrificing oneself to prolong the inevitable” as it implies that this power is taken from the already dying First Flame and thereby weakening it even further.
    This in fact could be the very reason the Player Character has to find the Lords of Cinder, slay them and thereby retake their souls to then feed them to the First Flame again by Linking it.
  • The young prince Lothric is being called a Lord of Cinder, even though he is implied to have never actually linked the First Flame. He is also not shown to have any of the fire powers the other lords use in their second boss phase. All the fire attacks used are stemming from his older brothers sword (which got its effect from Demon fire).

We are left to speculate further


    • Anonymous

      31 Oct 2017 20:48  

      Another important thing to consider with Lothric's status: the engraving on the back of his designated throne reads, "Holy King of Lothric, Last Hope of his Line." Prince Lothric was not originally intended to link the Fire, but whoever the prior king was (Oceiros?), they never followed their destiny, leaving the duty in the hands of Prince Lothric, even though he was born frail and likely incapable of linking the Fire on his own.

      • Anonymous

        29 Sep 2017 21:14  

        "The flame is fading, and when the fire is low the majestic pudding of the lords is ready to be served, and they all want a spoonful, the little pointy hats, and the big boys too." -Matthew Shezman DØrk SØuls, Praise the ☼!

        • Anonymous

          01 May 2017 02:05  

          A Devourer of Gods is a God?

          Notice: When You defeat Aldrich,it says that You get a Lord of Cinder,but I'm pretty sure that a Lord is a God.

          • Anonymous

            03 Jan 2017 00:17  

            I find it interesting, that the lords of cinder all have a connection to the four lords.
            Firstly we have the twins and Gwyn, being monarchs of their respective kingdoms, having a connection to the linking of the fire and a close relationship to a paledrake(Seath and oceiros). It's also implied, that Gwynevere is the prince's mother.
            Yhorm and the Witch are both Lords whose Cities have been destroyed by an unnatural flame. Also both cities are protected by hooded women and lava monsters(demons and gargoyles.)
            With Aldritch and Nito you just have to look at them to see connections. Both are compiled of other people's bodyparts(pus of man for aldritch and skeletons for Nito) Also both have a joinable covenant, despite you having to kill them later.
            The abysswatchers and the furtive pigmy are both connected to the dark. The Furtive pygmy split his soul and gave it to all of humanity, while the watchers are one soul shared by an entire company of knights. Manus is implied to be the pygmy and Farron is implied to be Oolacile, the place Manus got killed.
            I find that to be an interesting continuation of Ds2's reincarnation theme.
            I find it very interesting, that

            • Anonymous

              01 Jan 2017 20:31  

              You will need to go back to the vorht bonfire then go up to the doors above, be warned it's the dancer boss fight but after that you show have the last soul soon enough

              • Anonymous

                11 Dec 2016 16:25  

                I've killed all bosses except for the final one. I've placed their ashes on the thrones but nothing happens at the bonfire. Do I need to place ashes on lothrics throne? Can anyone help. Gamer tag
                Tru Karma 08

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