Dark Souls II Covenants and Screenshots

Dark Souls II Covenants and Screenshots

 

Dark Souls II new screenshots reveal important information about the available covenants.

Covenants will be available early on in Dark Souls II and provide the player with multiple new ways to interact with their world and other players. Some offer assistance and protection from invaders, others bring new goals such as defending areas, and some demand the blood of other players.

 

Bell Keepers

Dark Souls II Covenants

Bell Keeper’s Covenant

 

Most likely related to the bells that the player must ring in order to access Sen’s Fortress in Dark Souls, this covenant seems to feature a black form for its players when as phantoms. The players on this covenant will attempt to protect the bell and prevent other players from achieving their objective of ringing it by being automatically sent to attack the world of the trespasser.  This bell is said to represent the unconsumed affair between two lovers, is there a meaning to ringing it…?

 

Blue Sentinels & Apostles of Blue

Dark Souls II Covenants

Blue Aura Blue Sentinels Covenant members are wrapped in a distinctive blue aura.

 

Whilst on the world, evil spirits may invade your world and, were you a part of the “Apostles of Blue” (Blue Cred/ Blue Religion in Japanese) covenant, you will receive assistance from Blue Sentinels. Sentinels are automatically summoned to the world of another player who has been invaded, and must defend the host. This covenant is available from early on as a way to prevent players enjoying the story from being bothered by invasions. Additionally, the Blue Covenant gives you the right to invade sinners as a spirit of vengeance.

 

 

Knights of the Sun

Dark Souls II Covenants

Knight of the Sun summoning: The Heirs to the Sun Covenant still praise the sun using their iconic move!

Similar to the Warriors of Sunlight Covenant for Dark Souls. These players will focus on co-operative play and assistance, and gain a special pose when being summoned. Additionally, their golden signs are expected to be more noticeable and thus be able to assist others more often.

 

Covenant of Blood

Dark Souls II Covenants

Red VS Red’: A member of the Brotherhood of Blood taunt another member of the covenant before a fight. Is there a reason behind this fratricidal fight?

Similar to the Dark Wraiths in Dark Souls, this covenant demands that players enter other worlds and kill the host to obtain their blood. However this time the Blood covenant players will have a harder time achieving their objectives due to the Blue Sentinels and the possibility that the host has another summon as well.


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7 comments on “Dark Souls II Covenants and Screenshots”

  1. Ahhotep1 says:

    Much room for very creative interaction. Well done!

  2. AnCapaillMor says:

    Oh i really like the idea of defending the bell.

  3. Superdude100001 says:

    Praise the return of the sun!

  4. Sidney_Losstarot says:

    Cool *__*
    Bell’s Keeper Covenant seems awesome…

  5. RANT says:

    The bell covenant looks awesome, they’re gonna be so hard to see specially if they’re beign sneaky.

  6. Sidney_Losstarot says:

    I wonder how this Covenant will work…will it be an automatic invasion as in Forest Hunter Covenant in DS ?
    can’t wait to try it

  7. Anonymous says:

    I pre-ordered DO Deluxe via steam two weeks ago.

    I’ve gone and registered my game’s CD with this site, I’ve redeemed my two other CD keys for DLC also.  The problem is, when I start the game, from the main menu, I select “Downloadable Content” and it’s just blank.  It has the column headers “Content” and “Details” with nothing below it.  Not even “Purchase <X> for <amount of points>” like I hear others are seeing.  It’s just blank.

    This goes for all three tabs, “Available Content”, “Downloading Content” and “Installed Content”.  I am pretty upset, frustrated and disgusted right now.  I seriously will find it hard to support BioWare again after this, even if it’s resolved.  I’ve wasted a lot of time trying to get this content, and spent a $15 premium for it.

    Has anyone else had a similar problem to me?  Is there a solution?

  8. Anonymous says:

    yes i am having the same problem here

  9. Anonymous says:

    Same here! I can add points, (and I did, thinking that was the problem) but is all blank. In the website appear my two “redeemed” codes, but nothing in the game. Tried it on Vista and in W7 (having problems with Modern Warfare 2 also).

    Is there no one from Bioware giving answers???

  10. Anonymous says:

    Medvol wrote…

    Same here! I can add points, (and I did, thinking that was the problem) but is all blank. In the website appear my two “redeemed” codes, but nothing in the game. Tried it on Vista and in W7 (having problems with Modern Warfare 2 also).
    Is there no one from Bioware giving answers???

    Well you dug up a week old post, but my sugestion would be to go to the apprpriate technical help part of the forum for your platform.  It is likely this is already answered there, and if not you have a better chance of ETTING an answer there.  Goo luck.

  11. Anonymous says:

    I don’t think this has been resolved yet. I’ve spent all day trying to get this to work, trying all suggestions about daupdater service, admin priviliges, restarting the game, firewall rules, contacted EA support and steam support, and so far no love from anyone.

  12. Anonymous says:

    scrotimusmaximus wrote…

    I don’t think this has been resolved yet. I’ve spent all day trying to get this to work, trying all suggestions about daupdater service, admin priviliges, restarting the game, firewall rules, contacted EA support and steam support, and so far no love from anyone.

    What firewall are you using? and is daupdater.exe service running?

  13. Anonymous says:

    I have the same problem – got the ‘collector’s edition’ so should have got some extra stuff with it – entered the redeem codes, but nothing in my downloadable content screen

  14. Anonymous says:

    Are you logged in and connected to the internet when you try?

    I know it’s a pretty basic solution, but it’s all I can think of.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Try to make a search for “DAOriginsConfig” on your computer, open DAOriginsConfig then to the left on the new window choose “repair”, when you have done that, there should be a option called “add firewall exception” click on it and a message should appear down to the left in the window, if it works the message should be “Firewall exception added successfully”.

    Worked for me, me bonus contents began to instal the moment I logged in on the Dragen age servers.

  16. Anonymous says:

    What program do you use to open the file?

  17. Anonymous says:

    Try to make a seach for “DAOrigins”  instead, then you should find a program named “DAOriginsConfig” and not the XML-dokument named “DAOriginsConfig”

    the programs file location is “Bin_ship (C:\\\\\\\\Programmer\\\\\\\\Steam\\\\\\\\SteamApps\\\\\\\\common\\\\\\\\dragon age origins)”

    by the way, there is only one backslash between each name or what ever you would call it. I don’t know why it make more of them when i post the message.

    Edited by Duckinator v9.32, 18 February 2010 – 03:35 PM.

  18. Anonymous says:

    As posted in "Comments": They (covenants) shall create some very creative player interactions. Well done!

  19. Anonymous says:

    Much room for very creative interaction. Well done!

  20. Avatar AnCapaillMor says:

    Oh i really like the idea of defending the bell.

  21. Avatar Superdude100001 says:

    Praise the return of the sun!

  22. Avatar Sidney_Losstarot says:

    Cool *__*
    Bell’s Keeper Covenant seems awesome…

  23. Avatar RANT says:

    The bell covenant looks awesome, they’re gonna be so hard to see specially if they’re beign sneaky.

  24. Avatar Sidney_Losstarot says:

    I wonder how this Covenant will work…will it be an automatic invasion as in Forest Hunter Covenant in DS ?
    can’t wait to try it


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