Kingseeker Frampt

Kingseeker Frampt is a Character in Dark Souls



Kingseeker Frampt, the Primordial Serpent, is in a deep slumber beneath Firelink Shrine when the Chosen Undead begins their quest. He wakes after the second bell of awakening has been rung and can be found inside the watery area of the church ruins – his snoring can be heard in the area after the first bell-chime.


Frampt drops nothing and does not die. Instead, he will retreat beneath Firelink Shrine and will not return. You can still access the Lordvessel by jumping down the hole or by letting Darkstalker Kaathe carry you there from the Abyss (if you sided with him).


  • He will relate to the player their destiny, as well as other story-related information.
  • He may be asleep when you approach him but you may wake him by attacking him once. Alternatively, jump down the hole to the Firelink Chamber (you suffer no damage) then warp back to the Firelink Shrine and he should be awake. If you choose the alternative and haven't placed the Lordvessel, Kingseeker Frampt will assume you are working with Primordial Serpent Kaathe and leave until the next playthrough (absolving your sins will not make him reappear).
  • Once you obtain the Lordvessel, talk to him to place it in its altar.
    • When you obtain the Lordvessel, talk to him to access the altar and unlock the last area of the game.
    • The Lordvessel can alternatively be used to access another Serpent, in the Abyss, if the player plans to join the Darkwraith Covenant.
  • You can feed him items for souls (you 'sell' stuff to him) See TRADE table below for items to exchange for souls.
    • Frampt will generally offer only 1 soul for things he dislikes, such as the Soul of Smough, or objects related to Seath (e.g. crystal equipment).
    • Frampt will offer higher value to items associated with the gods, such as lightning weapons, or items associated with women, such as parts of the Maiden or Antiquated sets.
  • Breaks down Titanite into its smaller components. For example, it converts Titanite Chunks into Large Titanite Shards



  • If you join the Darkwraiths before obtaining the Lordvessel (i.e., you kill Ingward for the key) you may still have Frampt believe you are not a traitor if you abandon the covenant before ringing both bells.
  • If you drop down to the hole when Frampt is up, he will get angry and disappear. "You fool you could not be the chosen one." Be sure to talk to him and make him take you down and place the Lordvessel. However this will not ruin your game in anyway, only unable to feed items.
  • If you deal too much damage to him, Frampt will also disappear.

Trade (Feeding Ores)

Ore Qty Returned Qty
Large Titanite Shard 1 Titanite Shard 5
Titanite Chunk 1 Large Titanite Shard 3
Green Titanite Shard 1 Titanite Shard 5
Blue Titanite Chunk 1 Green Titanite Shard 3
White Titanite Chunk 1 Green Titanite Shard 3
Red Titanite Chunk 1 Green Titanite Shard 3
Titanite Slab 1 Titanite Chunk 2

Trade (Items) *incomplete list

Item Returns to you
Arrows and bolts 5
Weapons (normal upgrade path) 50
Pyromancy Flame 1000 (upgrade +2)
Dragon weapons 5000
Crystal weapons 1
Divine weapons 100
Armor 100
Most Consumables 50
Dung Pie 200
Humanity (the consumable) 1000 each
Twin Humanities 2000 each
Prism Stone 10
Eye of Death 500
Sunlight Medal 200
Purging Stone 1000
Soul of a ..., Large soul of a ... (any normal) 500
Core of an Iron Golem 8000
Soul of Priscilla 15000
Soul of Ornstein 8000
Soul of the Moonlight Butterfly 8000
Soul of Quelaag 10000
Soul of (Great Wolf) Sif 4000
Fire Keeper Soul 1000
Cracked Red Eye Orb 500
Copper Coin 1000
Silver Coin 3000
Gold Coin 5000
Dingy Set (Hood, gloves, robe, and skirt) 1000 each piece
Havel's Ring 1000
Hornet Ring 1000
Cat Covenant Ring 1000
Ring of the Evil Eye 500
Most Rings 100

GLITCH: As of patch 1.03: sometimes Frampt does not offer to break down certain ores in NG+ mode. (Example: I have every type of ore, yet he only gives me the option to break my Titanite Slab). This can be fixed by going to your bonfire and accessing your bottomless box, depositing EVERY ore into the box and then talking to Frampt again.Go back and get your ores from your bonfire, he will then act as normal and offer to break any of your ores.
Note: It is no longer possible to gain infinity souls by buying items then selling them to Frampt, he no longer giving you more souls than the price of them

    • Anonymous

      23 Jun 2020 13:30  

      I think Frampt is in Gwyn's side but when I choose to be Dark Lord, they say let Kaathe and Frampt serve you. What does it mean? Frampt must serve me as Dark Lord's servant even if he was in Gwyn's side?

      • 07 Jun 2020 23:24  

        "Those who seek the Realm of the Lords must brave Sen's Fortress, a deadly house of traps. Many have gone before you, but none have returned. Fate has chosen you, but proceed with caution." I can only think of one type of traps when hearing those lines, and it's not the kind in Sen's Fortress...

        • Anonymous

          23 Dec 2019 10:10  

          I remember doing things so randomly during the first game... I managed to bumble my way through fights with Sif, then beat the Four Kings sometime later, but I didn't bother with going to the Blighttown since I was curious about the New Londo ruins since the start of the game after getting murdered there thrice. Well... no overly long explanation of what i did trying to get through, but I'll just say it took me a couple days to get through everything since I was a noob, but I managed to access the Four Kings boss fight, and after getting curb-stomped for god knows how long... I finally killed them. I do not remember how I didn't die to the abyss the first playthrough, but I assume that I put Covenant of Artorias on without learning what it did, then never bothered switching rings for a long time after that. Welp... I was surprised to see the snake head Kaathe, but rolled with it and joined his covenant and blah blah blah... nothing much else happened until I got off my lazy ass, and went to the*****hole, or I should say... Blighttown. I ring the bell, all good right? well... much to my confusion, I see what I thought was Kaathe, but when I went to talk to him he just said "You sorry fool, blah blah blah..." and left. That confused me enough to go back through New Londo to check up on Kaathe, but his seemingly unchanged state, and lack of dialogue made me assume this was a just an odd bug in the game... I did beat the game long while after that, then moved onto to dark souls 2 and other games, but then years later I played DS1r.... now after playing DS1R for awhile while doing things a bit differently... I was shocked I only just now find out about Frampt here. I guess in a nutshell: this plot twist was made just for stubborn, extremely curious, undead warriors like me... very sneaky addition, from software! to think, I also fell for the pendent joke the same first playthrough. I'm basically a big ol' double sucker. :P

          • Anonymous

            29 Oct 2019 05:35  

            ngl when i first rang the second bell and went back to firelink this guy scared the actual***** out of me i did not expect this dude to just pop up

            • Anonymous

              18 Sep 2019 06:52  

              >wants to turn useless green titanite into shards >goes to papa Frampt >papa Frampt is asleep >tries rolling into him to see what happens >phases around his head and into the hole >sees weird pile >lordvessel fits inside >seems legit >nowhere else to go >puts in the lordvessel and then warps back out >papa Frampt calls me an asshole and leaves forever >stuck with green titanite > :c

              • Anonymous

                13 Aug 2019 21:52  

                if frampt actually gave multiple titanite back when u broke ur large titanite or titanite chunks down, he would actually be a useful npc. but as it stands he is the most useless npc of ds1

                • Anonymous

                  29 Apr 2019 00:19  

                  Just confirmed, you can join the darkwraith covenant without losing access to Frampt if you don't place the Lordvessel for Kaathe. 1) Lordvessel 2) Sif for Covenant of Artorias (ring) 3) New Londo, talk to Ingward for Key to the Seal 4) Drain the Swamp 5) Kill the Darkwraiths 5.5) Optional: acquire Titanite Slab by murdering those shady bastards 6) Kill the Four Kings 7) Sit at Bonfire, then talk to Kaathe 8) From Firelink Altar place he takes you to, Homeward Bone back to the Abyss, but DO NOT place the Lordvessel 9) Talk to Kaathe again, join covenant, give 30 humanity, Darkwraith Set 10) Kaathe get punk'd, by which I mean warp to Firelink and talk to Frampt, place the Lordvessel, and laugh that Kaathe can't eat your Rubbish and so is useless

                  • Anonymous

                    28 Oct 2018 12:41  

                    OK, now I'm scared. Is it safe to talk to Frampt before obtaining the Lordvessel? Will he just take off for the rest of the game if I do?

                    • Anonymous

                      07 Sep 2018 06:10  

                      Uumm.i need help.this king seeker is sleeping.i was tradeing with him before but now he matter how many time i reload the game.if i attack it he wake up?or his get angry and not trade at all with me again?sry for english.

                      • Anonymous

                        11 Jun 2018 06:47  

                        When i was talking to him with the lord vessel he took me to somewhere but im still stuck in the loading screen

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