He is voiced by Brendan Patricks.
Orbeck hails from Vinheim, home of the Dragon School. He was fascinated with sorceries, but lacked the means to pursue his goals and thus joined the Dragon School as an assassin. However, when he became Undead, he was exiled from Vinheim, and so traveled to Lothric to continue pursuit of his dream.
Orbeck is first met in the Crucifixion Woods, on the second floor of the ruins where the Crystal Sage is fought. Should the player have 10 or more Intelligence and request to learn sorceries from him, he will relocate to Firelink Shrine and become a Sorcery trainer. Equipping the Scholar Ring will count toward this 10 Intelligence total.
Orbeck's presence at Firelink Shrine is contingent on the player providing him with Sorcery scrolls, as per the promise made to him at the Crucifixion Woods. Should the player fail to bring him at least one Sorcery scroll before defeating four bosses, he will leave for the remainder of the current playthrough, and his quest can only be attempted again on the next playthrough.
Learning Sorceries from Orbeck will yield various rewards. Once the player has learned any four Sorceries and has given him at least one Sorcery scroll, Orbeck will gift them the Young Dragon Ring, provided that they did not start off as the Sorcerer class. After learning Aural Decoy, Farron Flashsword, Spook and Pestilent Mist, Orbeck will teach the player the "Silent Ally" gesture, and gift them the Slumbering Dragoncrest Ring.
When both Orbeck and Yuria of Londor are present at Firelink Shrine, Yuria will claim that Orbeck has proclaimed himself Lord of Hollows, and request that the player deal with Orbeck. The player may choose to kill Orbeck at any time and present his ashes to Yuria in exchange for the Morion Blade, or spare him in order to complete his questline and obtain his ashes much later.
Upon giving Orbeck all four Sorcery scrolls and learning every available spell from him, he will bid farewell to the player and leave Firelink Shrine. He will then become available to summon for fighting the Twin Princes, once Firelink Shrine has been reloaded at least once to confirm his departure. Once the Twin Princes have been defeated, Orbeck's corpse can be found within the Grand Archives and his ashes looted. The Clandestine Coat is unlocked for purchase from the Shrine Handmaid upon Orbeck's death (either by the player's hand or once the Twin Princes have been defeated), while the ashes can be given to Yuria for the Morion Blade (if all of Orbeck's Sorceries have been learned in order to progress his questline, giving the ashes to the Shrine Handmaid would simply expand her inventory to include 0 stock of his spells, wasting the ashes).
|1||Great Soul Arrow||3,000|
|1||Heavy Soul Arrow||2,000|
|1||Great Heavy Soul Arrow||4,000|
Unlocked by giving any scroll
|1||Great Farron Dart||2,000|
|1||Twisted Wall of Light||6,000|
|1||Homing Crystal Soulmass||18,000|
|1||Crystal Soul Spear||15,000|
|1||Crystal Magic Weapon||10,000|
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- Orbeck's Ashes description.