Peculiar Doll


A strange doll in strange dress.

There once was an abomination who had no place in this world. She clutched this doll tightly, and eventually was drawn into a cold and lonely painted world

Peculiar Doll is a Key in Dark Souls.


Peculiar Doll Usage

  • This doll grants you the ability to enter the Painted World of Ariamis, which is located inside the giant painting in Anor Londo.
  • Note that, once you enter the Painted World of Ariamis, there is no return until you jump off of the cliff into oblivion after the boss room. The boss fight with Crossbreed Priscilla is optional because she allows you to leave in peace. She will only attack when first provoked.


Peculiar Doll Location



Peculiar Doll Trivia

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    • Anonymous

      This was always kinda weird to me, and I never saw anyone commenting on this, but while it is entertaining, in Dark Souls lore things just sort of happen. There's no in-world magic system involved in the creation of the painted world, presumably Priscilla just held her doll tightly and was suddenly ported there, for no reason whatsoever. The same could be said about the first flame that came out of where exactly? Or why? There were dragons before and they breathe fire, how is their fire not considered the real first flame that created the disparity between light and dark? Or how does the flame of chaos turn normal creatures into horrid demons and why doesn't it happen with the player character? (without counting the head parasite) Then there's the Orange Charred Ring, that for some unknown reason created a giant centipede demon when it was accidentally dropped into the ground. What gave Nito so much power from just being the first one who died? And well, I could go on and on but this is irrelevant, I just wanted to get this out of my head somewhere and I thought this would be the best place to do so, I don't wanna make a Reddit post about it and it's also not something important, I'm just a rambling nerd lol

      • Anonymous

        Hello I was playing through ds remastered for my second time and when I entered the painted world I was like man I remember that the wiki said you can't leave unless you get to the end and jump off the cliff. But I turned around and noticed the bridge was broken right in front of me. I thought "if I jump off would I return to the last bonfire I was at before coming here (Darkmoon Tomb) and not be stuck?" Sadly I just wanted to do the world so I didn't try it out. If so, would the wiki be incorrect? Because it does not mention this option of running off. Thank you for reading and I hope someone with knowledge responds to this. :D

        • Anonymous

          Just my thoughts but I personally think the doll is dropped into your cell by the giant crow that fetches you from the Asylum. Why? Crows are associated with the Sin-Goddess Velka and the Painted World is stuffed with items related to Velka. One of them is the Dark Ember, that gives you a bonus against divine beings. Velka seems to be at odds with the other gods. It would not surprise me, if she wanted to help the Chosen Undead in slaying her distant kin. More than this: I know it's a popular theory to see Priscilla as some sort of Gwynevere's daughter. But I personally rather think that she too is related to Velka, given her presence in the Painted World. I don't know but I kinda like the idea, that all Velka wanted to do was to return her favorite toy to her daughter. Which - ironically - may lead to Priscilla's demise.

          • Anonymous

            Any lore savy people want to enlighten me as to why the Peculiar Doll is sitting in the cell we started in? Is the game suggesting we had it all along but forgot it? Were we given the doll by someone to find Priscilla for a reason? Or, was it just a funny means of hiding it from the player? I'm leaning towards clever hiding spot but I've been surprised by the lore/fiction before, even after all these years.

            • Anonymous

              How do I get the doll if I didn't pick it up when I was in the asylum (first or second time) ? Am I screwed now? :-S

              • Anonymous

                I've been a huge fan of souls game since playing dks3 and bloodborne... but since playing the remaster... EFF THIS. The whole game is just one frustrating clusterf#ck. A complete and total mess like the designers were trying to take 5 hours of game content and turn it into 100+ by just clusterf#cking everything so people spend 98% of the game just running around trying to figure out where to go, backtracking, having to figure out way too unnecessarily cryptic sh#t. I've put at least 1,000 hours into bb and dks3 combined, but this game is going in the trash just about 40 hours in, right after anor londo... a place I'm sure I could get to in a new playthrough in 30-40 minutes.

                • Anonymous

                  After finding her in the painting, when she explains whats going on and you can simply leave, I almost didn't believe her and was going to attack her anyway. Then something told me that she was telling the truth. So over the cliff I went and back out of the painting I came, with all the souls and items I had found in the painting, and humanity intact (figuratively and in reality). This was one of my all time favorite moments in gaming. Up there with running thru Chernobyl reactor 3 with the terrifying voice of the Wish Granter reverberating in my head.... still gives me goosebumps....

                  • Anonymous

                    Given that one explanation of how you end up in Ariamis is that Priscilla notices that her doll has returned and pulls it (and you) in, I find it a little saddening that you can use it to break into her prison and butcher her for no reason other than her soul without even letting her see it again. In this case, it will simply rest in your inventory forever more and hopefully make you feel guilt over what you've done.

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