Oswald of Carim

Oswald Of Carim - Dark Souls Remastered

Oswald of Carim is a Character in Dark Souls



Oswald of Carim is a Character in Dark Souls. He 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.




  • 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

  • Abandons the player's current covenant free of cost and without committing a sin.
    • As with abandoning your covenant otherwise, your contributions to the covenant will be halved. (confirmed)



Icon Item Use Price
Purging Stone (only 5) Reduces curse build-up and breaks curse 4,000 Souls
Indictment 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




Character Info



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    • Anonymous

      Apparently Oswald was a Black Knight before he found his calling for pardoning sin. These are claims made in the flavor text on an official Souls art book.

      • Anonymous

        He's gotta be really lonely up there, everyone homeward bones outta there, his goods and services are useless and he never moves. why was oswald done so dirty when friggin ingward (whom I had no idea did this until just now) moves to firelink after killing the four bros. i mean you'd never go back to him either and he sucks also

        • There's a bunch of people in the reply section telling others crap like, "you're too stupid to play this game.. go kys" etc. Guys, ignore those nobodies. They've probably never made any mistake in their life and are too proud and egoistic.

          • Anonymous

            Oswald is the only NPC in dark souls with non sensical movement. Typically most NPCs either stay in their place before they meet the player and never move (like the blacksmiths for example) or they follow a path in their journey that makes sense (solaire and onion guy for example)
            Oswald just hides in a bush outside the undead parish, and sprints as fast as he can into the bell tower when he hears the player ringing it.

            • Anonymous

              "So if a player accidentally hits a key NPC, the act can be reverted for a substantial fee."

              useless wiki... utterly useless.... the point of wikis is to explain what the game doesn't, dear autistic savants. HOW MUCH?

              • Anonymous

                Got a hacker on the knee and have him to thank for earls life saving purging stones...but the goddamn egghead is another issue have to find an egg vermifuge

                • Anonymous

                  i hit oswald what do i do now? is there another pardoneer to do absolution i have also accidentaly hit andre i am in a tough situation

                  • Anonymous

                    Assuming that i piss oswald off by accidentally killing him, can he calm down in ng+ or it that save permanently fricked?

                    • Anonymous

                      Me and my bf are first run DS players. He accidentally entered the fog before qwendolyn which turned the fire pit area hostile. We didn't realize that entering the fog would boot us from the group, we were literally in the group for 8 seconds lol. Is there a way to make that firepit (not hostile)? Or are we forced to kill him and lose the pit?

                      • Anonymous

                        I hit Oswald accidentally when trying to absolve a sin and now he is hostile, can this be undone or am I fricked

                        • Anonymous

                          He is the only NPC I refuse to kill (hold for Solaire, unless he's gone hollow) he's just too entertaining and useful

                          • Anonymous

                            Dunno if something went wrong, but I abandoned Darkmoon via Oswald, and it counted as a sin. Perhaps Darkmoon is a specific instance? Can anyone else confirm this happening?

                            • Anonymous

                              Purging stones are 3000 souls per stone, double checked it just now and the page for purging stones says 3k too

                              • Anonymous

                                Not sure what was the reason but on YouTube someone got invaded by Solaire as a red phantom after killing centipede demon , apparently they said it was because they had killed Oswald and couldn't absolve their sins ( sin of killing Oswald or other sins , I'm not sure )

                                • Anonymous

                                  On a recent playthrough, I killed Petrus as soon as I met him to save my waifu Reah.To my surprise, when her party arrived at Firelink, they were immediately hostile towards me. I fled and went to Oswald he could help me get back into m'lady's good graces. He charged me lots of souls alright, but her party is still hostile to me. I'd be thankful if anyone could confirm this is not a bug but supposed to happen like this.

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