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Lordvessel bestowed upon the chosen Undead who is destined to succeed Lord Gwyn.
The chosen Undead is granted the art of warping between bonfires.
To open the final door, place this vessel on the Firelink Altar, and fill it with powerful souls.
How to obtain
This key can be obtained from
. It will be granted after the boss battle with
Ornstein and Smough
. After the battle, take the rotating elevator up to the next level. Find the bonfire right outside and a giant bronze door will accompany it. Here you will speak with Princess
. She will give you the Lordvessel (or will drop it if attacked.)
How to Use
The Lordvessel will allow the player to warp between
, just by possessing it.
Most bonfires can be warped from, but only a few can be warped to. The warp locations must also be rested at to be made available.
The Lordvessel must be placed in Firelink Altar, to gain access to the areas sealed by the Great Lord.
To place the Lordvessel, speak to one of the Primordial Serpents;
The Lordvessel can also be placed by jumping into the hole in Firelink Shrine, after you obtain it, but at the expense of betraying both of the Serpents.
After placing the Lordvessel, it must be filled with the souls of:
Seath the Scaleless
The Bed of Chaos
, to gain access to the final area;
Kiln of the First Flame
After placing the Lordvessel, the altar in Firelink Altar will also double as a bonfire, and will be kindled by offering Lord Souls.
This 'key' is
needed to join the
covenant. To learn more about how this key plays a role in joining the Darkwraith covenant, visit the covenants page
. You can join the Darkwraiths without ever obtaining the Lordvessel, this requires the
Key to the Seal
, and without the Lordvessel he must be killed for it. You will also need the
Covenant of Artorias
. However, if and when you do obtain the Lordvessel, if you speak to
before speaking to
you will betray the Darkwraiths and not be able to join them again during that playthrough.
The Lordvessel can only teleport you to these bonfires:
Altar of Sunlight
Chamber of the Princess (Gwynevere)
Darkmoon Tomb (
Alter of the Gravelord (
Gravelord Nito's Tomb
Daughter of Chaos
Stone or Everlasting Dragon (
Tomb of the Giants
The Duke's Archives
Chasm of the Abyss*
(Oolacile Township Dungeon)
Artorias of the Abyss only.
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