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The Irithyll Dungeon is a location in Dark Souls III.


Irithryll Dungeon serves as a transit area between Irithyll of the Boreal Valley and Profaned Capital. Filled to the brim with dangerous enemies including Jailers, corpse grubs and more, this place is not an area to be careless in. If embered, player will also be invaded by Alva, Seeker of the Spurned near the entrance. Within the Dungeon a few shortcuts are available, as it has only one bonfire.


Irithyll Dungeon serves as a prison, which the Jailers guard for Pontiff Sulyvahn, after having survived the destruction of the Profaned Capital.[1] They loiter throughout the prison, wielding branding iron as a weapon against foes.[2] The dungeon's first prisoner was the Giant Slave, residing to this day in his cell; then cells for humans were built.[3] Irithyll Dungeon appears as a harsh place. It is described as a catacombs,[4] of which escape is possible only by a small, barred window leading to an empty black pit, as it was the Jailers' cruel joke on escapees.[5] Jailer Handmaids, encountered later at the Profaned Capital, are said to take pleasure in wounding others.[6] Karla, imprisoned in Irithyll Dungeon, at first mistakes the Ashen One asone of them surrounding her cell, described as skinny little heretics. She warns thr player that this is the land of monstrosities.[7] Screams can be heard from cells.[1] Prisoners were kept captive for no reason, and most have become Hollows.[8] The prisoner chief has never left the prison, unable to use all the items he was storing in his cell.[4]

One of the prisoners are Wretches. These dragon-like creatures are mutilating themselves, so their screams of agony are being heard in the whole dungeon. They are said to be wretched and failed attempts at becoming Dragons.[9] They are the only enemies that drop Pale Pine Resin, said to contain bloody red substance apparently showing there's more to it than just resin.[10] One of the Wretches is protecting a Simple Gem, an object of fascination to stunted ones,[11] which further suggests some kind of failure or deformation afflicting Wretches.

Some items found inside the cells suggest the imprisonment of sorcerers. In the first part a Corpse Grub that drops a Great Magic Shield resides. Such sorcery could be used by sorcerer-swordsmen on special duty.[12] Within the next cell an Old Sorcerer Set lays, clothing used by Vinheim Dragon School sorcerers.[13] Xanthous Ashes, found in one of the last cells patrolled by seven jailers, belonged to a sorcerer exploring golden sorceries of a long-lost land.[14] In the same cell the Dusk Crown Ring is found, an artifact from Oolacile.[15] As Oolacile was the home of golden sorceries, sought after by Xanthous scholars,[16] it can be assumed that this well-guarded prisoner was searching for Oolacile sorceries.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Jailer Set description.
  2. Soldering Iron item description
  3. Old Cell Key item description
  4. 4.0 4.1 Prisoner Chief's Ashes item description
  5. Jailbreaker's Key item description.
  6. Jailer Handmaid item description.
  7. Karla dialogue.
  8. Jailer's Key Ring item description.
  9. Tailbone Spear and Tailbone Short Sword items description.
  10. Pale Pine Resin item description
  11. Simple Gem item description
  12. Great Magic Shield item description
  13. Old Sorcerer Set item description
  14. Xanthous Ashes item description
  15. Dusk Crown Ring item description
  16. Golden Scroll item description