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Oswald of Carim is a grim character who deals in sinners and sin. He will appear at the base of the bell-tower, in Undead Parish, after the Gargoyles are defeated and the bell is rung. He also sells Purging Stones, for half the price of what the female Undead Merchant asks, which are used to cure the player's Curse status. He will also teach the "Well! What is it!" gesture, free of charge.


  • At the lower level of Undead Parish's church bell tower.
    Location of Oswald


  • Request Absolution
    Request Absolution costs (500 x current level) total souls. The price paid is for absolution, and not for each sin, so several sins will cost the same as just one.
    • When absolving one's sin, it is possible to undo unintended actions, this applies to breaking some of the covenant pledges and attacking NPCs. Aggravated NPCs will go back to their normal selves, and you can for example rejoin the Forest Hunters. So if a player accidentally hits a key NPC, the act can be reverted for a substantial fee. Note that killed NPCs will stay dead.
    • After committing a sin, the player's name will be added to the Book of the Guilty, which is a hit-list for the Blades of the Darkmoon Covenant. Request Absolution will remove the player's sin, and thus their name from the book, unless the sin is from a player indictment. Sin obtained from player indictments can not be removed through Absolution.
    • Known sins are:
    • Some NPCs can be killed sin-free:
      All hollowed NPCs.

  • Abandon Covenant
    Safely abandons the player's current covenant free of cost and without committing a sin.
    • However, as with abandoning your covenant otherwise, your contributions to the covenant will be halved (confirmed)



Purging Stone (only 5)
Reduces curse build-up and breaks curse
4,000 Souls

Adds players/invaders to the Book of the Guilty
200 Souls

Book of the Guilty
Holds list of sinners (scoreboard)
1,000 Souls

Karmic Justice

40,000 Souls

Velka's Talisman

5,000 Souls

Bloodbite Ring
Boosts bleeding resistance
10,000 Souls

Poisonbite Ring
Boosts poison resistance
15,000 Souls

Ring of Sacrifice (only 10)
Lose nothing upon death, but the ring breaks
5,000 Souls

Drops when killed

Character Info

Right Hand
Left Hand
Black Cleric Robes
Velka's Rapier
Velka's Talisman
Parrying Dagger
Vow of Silence
Karmic Justice
Great Heal (Excerpt?)
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