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 disappear 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

  • IMPORTANT If you attack Siegmeyer and he becomes aggressive he will still be aggressive at later encounters
  • 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.

 

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Character Info

 

 




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    • Anonymous

      14 Jun 2021 16:17  

      Siegmeyer isn't in Blightown, I heard all his dialouges, but he remains there at Firelink.
      I even reloaded the game and the area, I killed a boss, killed Seath, placed the Lord Vessel...
      If someone else had this problem too and solvedcit, please reply.

      • Anonymous

        16 Apr 2021 04:38  

        I quit the game without saving before even meeting him in Anor Londo, near the mimics. When I get to his spot he is gone. I did everything right but did quitting and reloading kill him?

        • Anonymous

          15 Apr 2021 12:28  

          Just messed this up in the stupidest way. Killed all but 1 Eater in the Izalith pool, talked to Siegmeyer, he jumped down into the pool and I followed... landing on top of him which he took as aggression and I had no choce but to end him. All that for nothing.

          • Anonymous

            19 Mar 2021 16:52  

            I left one of the ones in the pit alive but when I came back with Siegmeyer there the final one was killed anyway. Not sure how many you have to leave alive

            • Anonymous

              17 Mar 2021 20:30  

              I killed the 4 just in the pit opening in lost izalith but not the two others that wander around near the pit exits for siegmeyer to kill. It seems that he only looks at those 4 and will go to option 3 even if there are still the stragglers left, ending the questline.

              • Anonymous

                16 Mar 2021 17:19  

                You do not have to obtain to the lord vessel for the 4th encounter.

                I'm not sure exactly what causes him to move to firelink. Maybe just reloading the area/game?

                Very helpful for shield only run, as you can get the pierce shield for O&S

                • Anonymous

                  24 Feb 2021 02:41  

                  I used the dark hand to give Sieg a bro hug (of sorts) before both of us jumped into the pit because i didn’t clear any of them out prior and I didn’t know what the outcome would be. After a solid battle he unfortunately lost too much health and perished afterwards but at least it wasn’t during the fight itself. What a guy RIP

                  • Anonymous

                    22 Feb 2021 19:23  

                    If all the chaos eaters die (they accidentally fell off the hole in the swamp), can i reload the area? On previous playthroughs where i don't follow the questline i always saw at least 1 chaos eater after all of them die

                    • Anonymous

                      19 Feb 2021 16:49  

                      Everyone's complaining about how trash his Fighting skills are,.but nobody's talking about how impressive it is that an onion learned how the wield an ultragreatsword! Go onion power!

                      • Anonymous

                        08 Feb 2021 02:32  

                        This explanation is ****! You need to specify that you will not get the slab if doing option 2! You ****tards.

                        • Anonymous

                          31 Jan 2021 19:39  

                          So a few things I noticed in Ash Lake. I managed to peek inside their helmets:

                          1: Siegmeyer wasn't hollow. He still looked human. Not only that, his eyes are blinking.
                          2: Sieglinde is smiling.

                          Now this may have just been limitations or cutbacks in the design, you can't really see their faces anyway with the helmets the way they are. However, I like to think there's a deeper plot afoot. Maybe Seiglinde wanted to kill her father for some reason, and it's not the first time she has. She openly says that if he goes hollow, she'll have to kill him *again*. Now maybe Seigmeyer was somehow aware that she wanted to finish him off and in a battle with her he managed to fake his death in order to stop her from following him. Maybe the stories she tells us of how he keeps adventuring and disappearing aren't quite true. Maybe she wanted to find him because she intended to end him from the start All the areas he shows up in are quite perilous to get to, possibly proving he may be trying to escape her. He's going places she'd be more hesitant to search. Maybe she's not actually his daughter at all and she's an assassin that dons the disguise of a Catarina knight in order to fool others into leading her close to him.

                          Or maybe, just maybe, I'm just pulling this idea out of my backside.

                          • Anonymous

                            24 Jan 2021 20:06  

                            This guy blows I put all the chaos eater 1 hit away from death with arrows and he instantly melted as soon as he jumped in

                            • Anonymous

                              07 Jan 2021 09:22  

                              So I finished his quest to Ash Lake where his daughter had killed him. I took out my binoculars to get a view of his face. When I did, I noticed his eyes were blinking open and closed! Has anyone else noticed this small detail? He's a faker!

                              • Anonymous

                                30 Dec 2020 04:38  

                                For some reason, not Siegmeyer nor Sieglinde showed up at Ash Lake. I had done all of the encounters, had him at about 80% hp after the Chaos Eaters, saved his daughter and met with her at Firelink, and when i at long last arrive at Ash Lake, there's nothing here but the inbred lake snake and his cluster of crappy, quadrupedal, clattering, crustacean comrades.

                                Somebody please help me

                                • Anonymous

                                  22 Dec 2020 02:52  

                                  Not sure if I screwed up his questline...I killed the Iron Golem before rotating the boulder lever. Got to his spot in Anor Londo and realized my mistake, so I backtracked and hit the lever in Sen's Fortress. But he's still not in Anor Londo....did I mess up? Or is this fixable?

                                  • Anonymous

                                    06 Dec 2020 19:22  

                                    Damn the final encounter with him and Sieglinde in Ash Lake with it’s gloomy music is probably the most depressing thing in the game

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