- Wed Nov 10, 2021 12:42 am
Given that the Dark Souls games apparently take place in a multiverse, all of the endings are canon. I never played two, but the Untended Graves in Dark Souls 3 could be the outcome of refusing to link the flame in Dark Souls 1. Incidentally, it is apparent that the fire is supposed to eventually fade, but that the cycle is unending. The great ocean that Aldritch dreamt about is most likely the coming of a new age of ancients, which would replenish the world and give a new flame kindling. It's essentially what happens in life: Something dies, it's body goes into the ground and provides nutrients to the soil, and new things are born from it. It is a perpetual cycle, but Gwynn keeping the flame going ate up all the nutrients, humanity, causing the world to decay. Now the cycle will be able to finish and restore the world.