What's in the contract you're signing at the beginning? Between which parties is it?
My man. I would absolutely LOVE a setting inspired by Aztec, Incan, or Mayan culture. I actually have a videogame idea that I've been working on based in a similar setting. Honestly, it feels like such an under-appreciated side of history. FromSoftware working on something like that or a dark science fiction setting would be a dream come true.For me it was the whole link to Lovecraft's Old Ones. Took me some time to puzzle that together.
BB is one of my most loved games of all time and I both see it as complete as well as hoping there will be a follow-up - which is contradictory. If I allow myself to dream I wish that From continued on the old blood, blood sacrifice and the Old Ones, and put a potential sequel in an Aztec setting. Lovecraft created a lot of links between his crazed mythology and Aztec/Inka/Mayan culture. I know it would be a major deviation in graphical form for From but I think it would be so suitable for a BB follow-up without being a straight up sequal.
Edit: Sequal auto-corrected to sexual...
For me, if want to know if all the souls games are actually in the same timeline. There are hints of it but I would want to know that first and then start with the other questions.
The Vilebloods are what I think the game's depiction of vampires, and Annalise is a blood queen, just like how Lost Children of Antiquity are depictions of gargoyles. Hunters are like Van Helsing, but I don't know, I just think it's a more simple way of describing things. There are quite a few depictions of vampires throughout the game, we just don't consume blood the same way.What the scholar brought to Cainhurst WAS the old blood found in the Chalices. In other words, Laurence attempted with Cainhurst the same exact thing he did with Yharnam, use the Old Blood to take a foothold in the local power structure and establish himself as an authority. This time though for whatever reason things didn't go as planned, and in the end the Church and Cainhurst entered a conflict until the Executioners were sent to destroy the castle.
Annalise is not "a vampire", as in a creature of a different species entirely, she and the people of Cainhurst are just a different offshoot of Pthumerian descendants, like the people of Yharnam. Their bloodline however has remained closer/purer, hence why she could, in theory, bear the child of a Great One, just like Arianna (also implied to be from Cainhurst) does.
Why she also needs blood dregs to do so is never explained, but I guess it could be because her blood has become too pure as a consequence of consuming the Old Blood (hence the immortality as an additional side effect), to the point that she is closer to being an Old One herself than to being a Pthumerian.
Ebrietas was discovered by the Choir (not Byrgenwerth) in Isz at a much later point in time.
Ironic, Micolash was calling out to a dead Great One. How did Kos grant Rom's eyes if she's dead?The whole game is a mystery.
> What is part of the dream and what isnt, or is it all?
> Who is the dreamer (was it really the moon presence?)
> How can Micolash be alive in a dream if he is dead in reality, or was it a dream in a dream?
> Is Kos really dead?
The Vileblood are definitely "vampire-themed", and Cainhurst looking like the stereotypical Dracula castle is definitely no coincidence. The point is that inside the game universe they are not "vampires" any more than the people of Yharnam, who drink blood on the regular and defined their whole culture around it (we are told).The Vilebloods are what I think the game's depiction of vampires, and Annalise is a blood queen, just like how Lost Children of Antiquity are depictions of gargoyles. Hunters are like Van Helsing, but I don't know, I just think it's a more simple way of describing things. There are quite a few depictions of vampires throughout the game, we just don't consume blood the same way.
No, there isn't definitely proof of that, it was just me trying to make sense of the situation. Because, in reality, the only reason why you bring Blood Dregs to Annalise is that her backstory used to completely different, and that is a leftover of a VERY late rewriting of both her backstory and the overall game plot (which happened so late that parts of it survived in the 1.0 retail version of the game, and were only removed via the day-one patch).There's no evidence in the game that somebody can become a kin of the cosmos by consuming blood alone, but you can by Insight as confirmed by Willem, who looks to be turning into an Ebrietas kind of Great One by the looks of the growths on his back.
The Chalice Dungeons in the form they exist are never explained, and possibly can't be explained. They are 80% a gameplay feature and 20% lore-pertinent. They canonically exist, are located below Yharnam, can be accessed by people from the real world, Byrgenwerth found the Old Blood there and they sort of bend time and space when you traverse them.I do know all these things, however the biggest mystery in the Chalice Dungeons is how all of the Great Ones we've fought exist down there, and there has to be a lore explanation for it but there isn't any in the items.
Alfred doesn't really know anything, he is just a low-level dude with a boner for the myth of Logarius.Ebrietas I completely forgot about, I was always under the impression that her blood was the Old Blood the church was describing. Alfred's dialog about blood healing may help, but the Choir may or may not have been responsible for the mass amounts of blood ministering.
And I always thought the Old Blood was blood of a Great One based on the "holy medium deep within the tomb", and the Isz Chalice is the last one I believe. It could be Ebrietas's blood or the Amgydala's as Amygdala's look more beastlike but, anyway, the Old Blood is what's responsible for breastbone, so if Annalise has been consuming it, she should have more beastlike features.
Micloash in the waking world by the time you meet him is literally called a "mummy" by the game, so I'm fairly certain he has been dead for a long time.Ironic, Micolash was calling out to a dead Great One. How did Kos grant Rom's eyes if she's dead?
There's no evidence that Micolash is dead in Yhar'Gul. He could just be in limbo for all we know.
I had always imagined that some of the Pthumerians ascended to the status of Great Ones. The Great Ones we find in the Chalice Dungeons are essentially former Pthumerians.I do know all these things, however the biggest mystery in the Chalice Dungeons is how all of the Great Ones we've fought exist down there, and there has to be a lore explanation for it but there isn't any in the items.
This game went through a BILLION changes from conception to announcement to release. Half the characters have both alternative names and dialogues that hint at them being used for different "roles" over time. As I already wrote a massive plot point involving Laurence, the Hunter's Dream and the child of the Vileblood was just cut for no apparent reason and nothing else was put there to fill the hole.