For everyone complaining why summon as Blade takes so long: Because people in this covenant are IDIOTS. I dont hate their function,idea nor anything else behind but,but for my 500 hours in this game,i had plenty of blues in my world and every single one of them didnt serve their purpose. ALL they do is intantly get baited by red to run into npcs/arrow spam and they get deleted just feeding reds estus. Your job is to protect the host,not get yourself killed in first three seconds. I'm a mage,i know i gonna get invaded at first bonfire after Demon Prince at the start of Ringed City. I put on blues,i get invaded,i sit by the bonfire. One blue comes,instantly runs out and dies by archers. Second blue comes,keeps peeking untill same happens to him evne though red is clearly baiting them. You people are some most incompetent "defenders" that this game has ever seen and this is why noone wants to summon you.