- Tue Aug 03, 2021 3:18 pm
A lot of fire linkings have passed since the chosen undead defeated gwyn, therefore a lot more of chosen undeads had time to awake from the grave to become lords of cinders. Even if other players were not canon and only the first person perspective, it still leaves plenty of time for many undeads and other mighty beings to link the fire. Moreso, the (i think general consensus) lore about DS3 is that Lothric refused to link the flame and become Lord of Cinder even when he was destinted to be, so out of desperation the firekeeper rung the bell of awakening to revive past Lords of Cinder, but one after the other refused after seeing that what they linked the flame for actually flopped, so all of them, save Ludleth, didn't want to link the flame again and went to their own places of origin, forcing the firekeeper to awake an unkindled to slay them all and try to retreive their missing power, including Lothric's and link the fire singlehandedly. Even if we use the lore that is written on the wiki (That is, the lords of cinder that we kill survived the fire and didn't fully commit to it, so it was a half assed linking so you have to kill them and do it right) where the lords of cinder are close contemporaries, that doesn't automatically eliminate the span of time between DS1 and DS3, again leaving ages of time for other undead to link the fire themselves.