Anastacia of Astora

Anastacia Of Astora - Dark Souls Remastered

Anastacia of Astora is a Character in Dark Souls.



Anastacia of Astora, also known as the Ash Maiden, is the fire keeper of Firelink Shrine.

  • She will upgrade your Estus Flask if you bring her a Fire Keeper Soul.
  • She is unable to talk until you bring her back to life, after she is killed by Lautrec.


Death and Resurrection

After you ring both Bells of Awakening, or pick up the two Fire Keeper Souls located in the Undead Parish and Blighttown, Anastacia will be killed by Knight Lautrec. This means you will not be able to use Firelink's bonfire or upgrade the Estus Flask there until this quest is resolved.

  • Search Anastacia's cell and you should find a Black Eye Orb, this will be important later.
  • Once you've reached Anor Londo specifically Ornstein and Smough, you should notice the Orb vibrating, this is a clue to Lautrec's location. Use the Orb to invade Lautrec, you can do this after killing the bosses as well.
  • When you defeat Lautrec you will get Anastacia's soul back, proceed to Firelink Shrine, interact with her cell and she will be revived.
  • After she is revived, she will also kindle the Firelink bonfire to 20 when you offer the first Lord Soul to the Lordvessel in Firelink Altar.


  • You can still upgrade the Estus Flask at the Ancient Spider Queen or the Fire Keeper in Anor Londo, after Anastacia dies.
  • Once Lautrec is killed, using the acquired Fire Keeper's Soul to upgrade the Estus Flask will prevent you from reviving her and thus making you unable to use the Firelink Shrine bonfire. do not make the mistake of using her soul to augment your Estus Flask.
  • On the other hand, the only reward for reviving her is that the Firelink Shrine bonfire is reactivated. If you're willing to lose the Firelink Shrine bonfire permanently, you can use her Fire Keeper Soul for your own purposes.
  • If you kill Knight Lautrec before he kills Anastacia, you will no longer be able to retrieve his or Anastacia's armor sets for that playthrough.



Cannot be killed by the player. Only Lautrec of Carim can kill her.

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    • Anonymous

      22 Apr 2021 04:48  

      Here's an interesting thing - if you try to kill Anastacia with a Shotel, which is Lautrec's weapon choice, you'll find out that ALL of your attacks either bounce off from the cage OR that Anastacia is out of range of your weapon. This little tidbit leads me to believe that the only way Lautrec could've killed her was if she dragged herself close towards the cage bars and LET Lautrec kill her, which also kinda speaks about the dude himself.

      Considering how savage she was threated back in her village and how being a Firekeeper is a pretty painful existence, I can't really blame her for wanting to die. She even says that after you supposedly break the curse of the Undead, she can finally die as a human.

      • Anonymous

        04 Jan 2021 20:00  

        Tongue cut out, locked up, murdered by Lautrec and jesus christ the blood stained skirt description nearly made me throw up. This NPC is the definition of suffering and just continues with her duty anyway. Reviving her into a new untarnished body is the most heroic thing you can do in this game, nothing else comes close.

        • Anonymous

          06 Aug 2020 21:28  

          The reason she can talk to you once she’s been given her soul back is that her resurrection restores her tongue as well as her life

          • Anonymous

            31 May 2020 00:08  

            It's not after you ring both bells. I made my way through The Depths and Blighttown, but before fighting the boss I decided to go back up to buy some more arrows. When I got to firelink, she was dead, despite not ringing the bell yet

            • Anonymous

              14 May 2020 02:55  

              I wish this game was more clear sometimes. I know they wanted to make this unforgiving and stuff, but sometimes it's just annoying more like lol. Like they just wanted to troll people XD. "Hey, let's make Anastacias soul have the exact same name as normal Firekeeper soul and give no warning when you are about to use it. Let's see how many idiots will fall for it! Because F you, welcome to Dark Souls." XD

              • Anonymous

                14 Jan 2020 02:48  

                Don't see it on here anywhere, so I'll say it. If you let Lautrec kill Anastacia, then contribute at least one soul to the lordvessel and talk to her again, she will thank you for agreeing to link the fire, and fully kindle the Fireling Shrine bonfire for free.

                • Anonymous

                  03 Aug 2019 05:15  

                  Why is Quelaag's sister referred to as "Ancient Spider Queen"? She's never been called a queen or even been explicitly known for being ancient

                  • Anonymous

                    13 Jul 2019 21:40  

                    I'm surprised I'm the first person to mention this, but they should add to the notes Anastasia's similarities to "The Woman in the room"/ "The Anchoress" in grail legends.. most famously Parzival's Cousin Sigûne the Lamenting Maiden. The major difference being her lack of a dead sweetheart.. But her dead knight is apparently In the cutscene... possibly the player.

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