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For the lore article, see Souls of Lords.

A Lord Soul (王のソウル) is a unique soul item in Dark Souls. They are used to satiate the Lordvessel in the Firelink Altar, and gain access to the Kiln of the First Flame.

Gravelord Nito's Soul[]

In-Game Description

Soul of Gravelord Nito, first of the dead. This Lord Soul was discovered at the dawn of the Age of Fire.
Gravelord Nito administers the death of all manner of beings. The power of his soul is so great that it satiates the Lordvessel, despite the fact that much of its energy has already been offered to death.

In-Game Description

最初の死者、墓王ニトのソウル 火の時代の最初に見出された王のソウルの1つ
あらゆる生の死を司る墓王ニトは その力のほとんどを死に捧げている それでもなお、そのソウルは大きく 王の器を占めるに足るものだ

In-Game Description

Soul of Nito, Tomb King and first of the dead. One of the souls of the Kings found at the beginning of the Age of Fire.
Tomb King Nito presided over the death of all living beings. He offered most of his power to death, and despite this, this soul is still great and worthy of filling the King's Vessel.

Bed of Chaos' Soul[]

In-Game Description

Soul of the Bed of Chaos and the mother of all demons. This Lord Soul was found at the dawn of the Age of Fire.
The Witch of Izalith attempted to duplicate the First Flame from a soul, but instead created a distorted being of chaos and fire. Its power formed a bed of life which would become the source of all demons, and is more than enough to satiate the Lordvessel.

In-Game Description

デーモンの母たる、混沌の苗床のソウル 火の時代の最初に見出された王のソウルの1つ
魔女はソウルから「最初の火」を作ろうとし 歪んだ混沌の炎の獣を生み出した すべてのデーモンの苗床となったその力は 王の器を占めるに足るものだ

In-Game Description

Soul of the Chaos Seedbed, mother of demons. One of the souls of the Kings found at the beginning of the Age of Fire.
The Witch attempted to create a First Flame from her soul, however, giving rise to a beast deformed by the Flames of the Chaos: This is the seedbed of all demons, whose power is worthy of filling the King's Vessel.


Gravelord Nito and the Bed of Chaos both drop a Lord Soul upon their defeat.


The Lord Souls are four incredibly powerful souls that were found within the First Flame during the Age of Ancients.[1] These souls were found by four beings:

Nito, First of the Dead used his Lord Soul to release a miasma of death during the Dragon War.

The Witch of Izalith used her soul to weave great firestorms. When the First Flame started to fade, the Witch attempted to recreate it using her Lord Soul[2][3]. The attempt (at first) failed, and she, as well as many of Izalith's inhabitants, were corrupted by this, the inhabitants were transformed into demons, while the Witch herself was turned into the Bed of Chaos, a bed of life from which all demons came from[3]. Despite this, she did indeed eventually succeed in regards to the Chaos Flame and gaining control over it.

Gwyn, Lord of Sunlight used his soul to weave lightning that he wielded against the dragons[1]. Gwyn would later split his soul, giving fragments of it to worthy servants, the most notable being as Seath the Scaleless and the Four Kings[4].

The Furtive Pygmy split their soul into countless fragments, becoming the ancestor of the human race.[citation needed] This was in the hope that one day, the Dark Lord would be born among humanity, someone who could end the Age of Fire and usher in the Age of Dark.[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Opening (Dark Souls)
  2. Chaos Storm description
  3. 3.0 3.1 Lord Soul description: "Soul of the Bed of Chaos that is the mother of the demons. One of the Lord Souls that was found at the beginning of the Age of Fire. A witch tried to make a “First Flame” from a soul and created a warped beast of chaos fire. That power that became a bed for all the demons is sufficient to occupy the Lordvessel."
  4. Bequeathed Lord Soul Shard descriptions
  5. Darkstalker Kaathe dialogue: After the advent of Fire, the ancient Lords found the three souls. But your progenitor found a fourth, unique soul. The Dark Soul. Your ancestor claimed the Dark Soul, and waited for Fire to subside. And soon, the flames did fade, and only Dark remained. Thus began the age of men, the Age of Dark.

[citation needed]