Siegmeyer of Catarina

 Siegmeyer of Catarina is a character in Dark Souls.The character was revealed in the product announcement. A knight swearing allegiance to an unidentified order of warriors, this NPC can occasionally assist the player in various points in the game. It is possible for this older gentleman knight to die in the course of aiding you, so be careful.

Siegmeyer can first be found sitting outside the entrance to Sen's Fortress, notifying the player that the gates are sealed shut.His armor set can be bought from the Crestfallen Merchant in Sen's fortress for 34,000 souls (10,000 for helm and chest armor and 7000 for the leggings and gloves). He is the father of Sieglinde of Catarina.

 

 

 

 

Encounters

Locations Events
Sen's Fortress Right outside the Gate. Prior to both Bell's of Awakening being rung.
Sen's Fortress On a ledge, below the first hill, where the rolling boulders are encountered. Prior to changing direction of boulders.
Anor Londo Deep inside the castle, past the bonfire with Solaire and a few Silver Knights spawns. After Killing the Sliver Knights, gives Tiny Being's Ring as reward.
Firelink Shrine Standing beside the Bonfire. Gives Emit Force spell as reward for help.
Blighttown Opposite end of the swamp where the boss is located, close to the The Great Hollow entrance. He asks for 3 Purple Moss Clump. He thanks you and gives you the Pierce Shield.
Lost Izalith In the room where the floor collapses, right before the Poison Marsh. Will help kill the demons below. Reward varies dependent on outcome.
Ash Lake First Bonfire after The Great Hollow. See details below:

 

Guide of Siegmeyer of Catarina's Events


First Encounter: Siegmeyer will be outside Sen's Fortress waiting for the gates to open. You can talk to him and you'll get some dialogue, but this encounter is skippable. Ringing both bells makes him move to a new location.

Second Encounter: Siegmeyer will be located inside Sen's Fortress on a ledge near the part where you deal with the boulders for the first time. This encounter is also skippable (you do not need to talk to him to progress the quest) but to make him move to his new location you must turn the boulder machine until the boulders are redirected to empty space.

Third Encounter: He will be in the castle, in Anor Londo. When you finally make it up to the rooftop where an Silver Knight Archer is guarding the spiral staircase down to the main floor/bonfire there will be another parapet off to the left with another Black Knight guarding inside. After you defeat him, head down the spiral staircase and speak to Siegmeyer who is standing outside a room with 3 Silver Knights in it. After defeating the 3 knights, speak to him again and he will give you the Tiny Being's Ring. This step and the following ones are NOT skippable.

Fourth Encounter: After beating Anor Londo/Acquiring Lordvessel, warp back to Firelink Shrine. Siegmeyer should be standing by the fire. Speak to him and he will ask if you rang both the bells to open Sen's Fortress. Say yes and he will give you the "Emit Force" miracle. Say no and he wont. After answering yes, speak to him again and he will say that he is going to head down below for an adventure in Blighttown. Changing areas will make him dissapear from Firelink.

Fifth Encounter: Come back to Firelink Shrine and you will notice that Siegmeyer is missing. Head down to the swamp bonfire in Blighttown. From the fire, head northwest towards the leech area/tree branch that leads to The Great Hollow. Keep running past it and you should see him standing on a little island. He will be asleep so speak to him twice. He will wake up and ask for some Purple Moss Clumps. Give them to him and he will give you the Pierce Shield.

Finding his daughter: While heading through The Duke's Archives, right before the entrance to Crystal Cave there are multiple Blue Crystal Golems around. You should see a Gold Crystal Golem in the middle of this forest area. He is extremely strong compared to the blue ones, so be careful. Defeat this Gold Crystal Golem and Sieglinde, his daughter, will pop out. Speak to her and she will ask if you have seen her father. Say "yes" and she will thank you and nothing more. Warp back to Firelink Shrine. You will see Seiglinde here. Speak with her once and say that you have seen her "father" again.

Sixth Encounter: You will find Siegmeyer in Lost Izalith, in the room above the Chaos Eaters. Do NOT speak with him yet. The outcome of his quest line has THREE possibilities here:

  • Option 1: If Siegmeyer ends up with more than 50% HP after the battle, he will then move to Ash Lake (near the first bonfire) where he will meet his end. His daughter, Sieglinde of Catarina will be standing next to him, and give you a Titanite Slab, finishing the questline. To accomplish this (it can be tricky) the best way is to kill all but one of the Chaos Eaters before talking to him, then talk to him and quickly jump down and kill the last Chaos Eater and talk again to Siegmeyer, if he has more than 50% of HP will say he just needs a rest. A desperate maneuver you can do, if you see Siegmeyer is getting surrounded by many Chaos Eaters, is to quickly quit the game and reload. Siegmeyer will appear a bit far from the center of the swamp giving you time to finish the Chaos Demons. The Chaos Eaters will also try a special grab attack on Siegmeyer, if you see them grabbing Siegmeyer, quickly quit the game so the game saves before Siegmeyer receives the damage, then reload and kill the remaining Chaos Eaters. ‍Note:‍ this step can be done before the "Finding his daughter step". Just make sure you answer yes to both the questions of Sieglinde.

 

  • Option 2: If Siegmeyer finishes the battle with less than 50% HP, he will be too badly wounded to stay alive for long, he will give you a Speckled Stoneplate Ring and then perish. The questline ends.

 

  • Option 3: You can kill all the Chaos Eaters before talking to him. He will give you the Speckled Stoneplate Ring thanking you for saving him again and claiming he is too weak; the questline will end, but he will survive.

Notes

  • Keep in mind that the poison of the Chaos Eater labyrinth will damage Siegmeyer, so you may want to homeward bone or quit the game fast after you deal with the Chaos Eaters to avoid getting him too hurt. (This seemed to be a bug as it no longer happens as of version 1.06)
  • The Chaos Eaters that are in the poison floor under Siegmeyer (Lost Izalith), DO NOT respawn. Don't kill them before you get Siegmeyer there or you will be stuck at the Option 3.
  • Avoid using AoE attacks, as Siegmeyer can be damaged by your attacks while fighting the Chaos Eaters in Lost Izalith.
  • You have to talk to Sieglinde at Firelink Shrine after helping Siegmeyer in Lost Izalith to make them appear in Ash Lake.
  • After killing the beasts with Siegmeyer and if he survived with >50% health, you can quickly return to Firelink Shrine to talk to Sieglinde for some extra dialogue. This is not required to continue the quest.

    Video Guide of Siegmeyer of Catarina's Events

Gifts

Item Condition
Emit Force Report that you've opened the gate to Sen's Fortress by ringing both bells
Tiny Being's Ring Report that you've killed all the Silver Knights in the room next to where he appears in Anor Londo
Pierce Shield Giving him a Purple Moss Clump in Blightown.
Speckled Stoneplate Ring Killing all the Chaos Eaters before talking to him, or having him end the battle with them below 50% health.

 

Drops

 

Character Info

 




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    • Anonymous

      05 Nov 2020 00:14  

      Forgot to talk to him at Sen's Fortress, and now he doesn't show up in Anor Londo. I'm wondering if killing the Silver Knights will fix the quest or break it to pieces

      • Anonymous

        14 Oct 2020 02:40  

        This happy, daring and proud knight in shiny onion armor is my official Husbando. Sorry Solaire, I like guys with curves and cakes in the right place.

        • Anonymous

          19 Sep 2020 02:55  

          I tried to kill all but one chaos eater to make things easier, but the dumb ****ers followed me everywhere and killed themselves in the pits. There goes my quest...

          • Anonymous

            16 Sep 2020 04:05  

            You probably shouldn’t worry too much about the Izalith encounter going wrong, I jumped down with Siegmeyer with every chaos eater alive and he killed 3 together while I got 1. It may have been good RNG but he really made quick work of them. I wa*****ting the only chaos eater I defeated and to the left of my screen I seen the other 3 pancaked all together by his Zweihander, dudes a monster when he needs to be.

            • Anonymous

              16 Sep 2020 00:24  

              I wouldn’t worry too much about the Lost Izalith encounter. I dropped down with Sieg with every chaos eater alive in my recent playthrough and he killed 3 of them while I only fought one. As I was taking it down I seen the other 3 get flattened by his Zweihander all at once, he’s a monster when he needs to be. It might have been good RNG but it seems reliable to dive straight in rather than kill some before talking to him unless you have a bow which is a safe strategy. Lastly, never ever come down from the side to enter the area with the chaos eaters because they will walk straight into the huge pitfalls one by one and it’ll fail the quest.

              • Anonymous

                09 Sep 2020 03:38  

                From everything you've heard so far, the solemn Catarina must be a wonderful, friendly country. In the stark context of Lordran.

                • Anonymous

                  05 Sep 2020 02:52  

                  I would like it to be noted that there is at least one way to save this quest late in the game if you f'd up as long as you don't beat a boss in between these events.

                  I stupidly forgot to save Sieglinde in the Dukes Archives before I saved/helped Siegmeyer from the Chaos eaters.
                  I quickly made a trip back to the archives, saved her then talked to her at firelink and told her where her dad was.
                  After that I popped down to ash lake and there she was standing over her dad being sad.
                  She then gave me the slab and that was that.

                  So as long as you do not beat any bosses and you are at the part with the Chaos Eaters, you can save Sieglinde or Siegmeyer first.
                  (Or maybe it's a bug, but I don't think it is).
                  I'll try again in ng+ and post a comment on this to confirm.

                  -LuckyCATCH

                  • Anonymous

                    03 Sep 2020 20:58  

                    I stupidly followed the quest how the game intends you to, with both of us fighting the chaos eaters. We jumped down, and he got one-shotted instantly. Thank you Dark Souls.

                    • Anonymous

                      01 Sep 2020 20:23  

                      Check out this guy in anor londo being all like: Hmmm we need more people to defeat three silver knights, i accidentally aggro him with WoG and he starts Annihilating the silver knights with one hit, he then two-shots me shortly after.

                      Exactly who needs help here?

                      • Anonymous

                        17 Aug 2020 17:56  

                        Came here as I was unsure if you could kill them while standing ontop with Siegmeyer or just bring them low enough to 1 shot. even then, he somehow got damaged to below the red tearstone ring cap. The chaos eaters did in less than 3 seconds. He shouldn't be so fragile if you need him at more than 50% hp in order to not miss a slab.

                        • Anonymous

                          16 Aug 2020 00:08  

                          I end his quest with option 3 to get the ring. I know it’s very tedious to get slabs from Darkwraiths but the idea of choosing the slab which is farmable over the ring which can only be obtained from this quest really bugs me. I think it’s my collector addiction because the ring isn’t very useful and most would do well to choose the slab over it I just know I can’t

                          • Anonymous

                            12 Aug 2020 04:32  

                            To this day I don't quite understand something and it actually sounds pretty creepy. In conversation with his daughter, she says "if he were to become a hollow, then I would have to kill him - again". What exactly does she mean by that? Like that she has killed him at some point, or that he will be killed again after being killed by Lordran's dangers or enemies?

                            • Anonymous

                              25 Jul 2020 03:07  

                              In Lost Izalith, I had no idea you had to only kill 3
                              chaos eaters because I saw 5 down there. I killed the first four and left the 5th one before talking to him and he gave me the speckled stoneplate ring as if I had killed them all for him. Now I'm not gonna get that Titanite Slab. I wish there were more than two in the base game like in DS3.

                              • Anonymous

                                03 Jul 2020 20:56  

                                Sooo... Accidentally killed his daughter due to a crystal golem attacking her then her getting too close in the middle of a combo, so what now? I've gotten him past the chaos eaters and he's sleeping (so over 50% health), what happens next? Did I totally FUBAR it?

                                • Anonymous

                                  01 Jun 2020 14:28  

                                  If you angle your camera correctly in Ash Lake you can see through his helmet. It’s definitely just an oversight, but he’s not hollow and his eyes are still blinking. Kinda creepy.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    01 Jun 2020 13:31  

                                    I didn't pay attention and *****ed the Lost Izalith part up. I killed all of the CEs and left one, talked to him once, and then killed the last one. What I didn't do was talk to him the SECOND time, the one that actually prompts him to jump down. Well, at least he survived and I got a really useful ring.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      21 May 2020 07:37  

                                      DO NOT jump down before talking to Siegmeyer to kill all but one of them. The last one up will try to follow you as you make your way to the stairs and end up falling into a pit, killing itself. Ruined my quest for this play through. Take your chances talking to him and jumping down to take them all on together.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        12 May 2020 15:04  

                                        There appears to be a 5th option? I rescued Siglinde from the Golden Crystal Golem and spoke with her twice in Firelink before helping Siegmeyer fight the Chaos Eaters and survive with more than half HP. Siegmeyer starts sleeping and returning to Firelink has a conversation with Siglinde saying that she found her father, that he's fine, and that he's gone on another adventure. She mentions that if he goes hollow again, she'll just have to kill him again, but this conversation was in Firelink, not in Ash Lake. I was never rewarded a Slab or Ring for this. Neither character does anything else now.

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