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"Hello there. I believe we are not acquainted? I am Petrus of Thorolund. Have you business with us? ...If not, I'd prefer to keep a distance, if possible."
— Petrus of Thorolund

Petrus of Thorolund (ソルロンドのペトルス) is a character in Dark Souls. He is voiced by Sean Barrett, who also voiced Ingward and Andre; and Grandahl in Dark Souls II, and Andre and Hodrick in Dark Souls III.


Firelink Shrine. Among the ruins up to the right in a room leading towards the Undead Parish lift.


Initially he will not have much to say and then give the player a Copper Coin as a token of good will. Eventually he will ask the player to join the Covenant of the Way of White. If the player says no to the Covenant question, the player may still join later. After more dialogue, Petrus will agree to sell miracles.

When prompted enough times, Petrus will mention an undead mission, and ask for a show of devotion in the form of 100 souls per player level. Paying him causes him to reveal information regarding bonfires. When denying the payment once, he will no longer offer the deal and refuse to further talk about it.

After the Capra Demon in the lower Undead Burg is defeated, Petrus is joined by Reah of Thorolund and two companions from the Thorolund Order (named Vince and Nico) in the Firelink Shrine. They are on a secret mission and will not talk much about what is going on. Once the game has been reloaded or the player leaves Firelink Shrine, the visitors will be gone and Petrus will not talk much about what happened.

If the player talks to Lautrec of Carim he will offer information to the player for souls based upon level. He tells the player about how the lady and two companions went down to The Catacombs and got attacked, while Petrus escaped and left the others behind. If the player talks to Petrus after this, he will tell his side of the story and about how the lady is left alone and her companions have been turned to hollow.

Talking to Oswald of Carim will result in some implications and accusations against Petrus, claiming that his soul is drenched in sin.

Should Reah be discovered, but not brought back, Petrus reveals his dark side, relishing the chance to take advantage of her. If Reah is rescued, Petrus will eventually kill her and claim her items for himself. Killing Petrus after rescuing Reah prevents him assassinating her.


Not much is known about Petrus except that he knows of Reah, Vince and Nico's childhoods. Patches knows of Petrus, and his dark nature. Oswald of Carim is also aware of the sinister side of Petrus.


  • Killing him counts as a sin.
  • Killing Petrus prior to Reah of Thorolund's arrival to Firelink Shrine causes her and her bodyguards, Vince and Nico of Thorolund, to attack the player on sight. Also, paying Oswald does not turn them friendly.
  • Not talking to Petrus at all results in Reah and her bodyguards not spawning until he is spoken to.
  • Up to 3 Humanities can be taken from him via the Dark Hand.
  • Petrus sells miracles without asking to join the Way of White if the player waits until his companions have arrived.
  • Killing him after Reah of Thorolund has disappeared but before she is rescued still allows Reah to show up later and sell miracles, however he will not have the Ivory Talisman this way.


Petrus alternates between attacking with his Morning Star and defending with his shield, as well as healing once when brought down to about half health, and occasionally using force. Block, attack, parry and riposte as usual, and backstab him when he attempts to heal. Also, be cautious when blocking or tanking his hits as he can inflict bleed.


Character information[]

Health and souls[]

Health Souls
594 1,603 1,000 5,000


Physical Defenses Elemental Defenses Resistances
Regular Defense Strike Defense Slash Defense Thrust Defense Magic Defense Fire Defense Lightning Defense Poison Toxic Bleed
152 152 184 152 115 111 90 D D C

These stats are sourced from FuturePress's Official Dark Souls Strategy Guide.



Item Humanity
Humanity  ×2
Tali Ivory Talisman
Ivory Talisman
Drop Rate Guaranteed Guaranteed
(If he kills Reah)


Removed content[]

The following is content that is present within the code of Dark Souls, but not actually implemented in the game.
The audio and text were found in the fsb file "frpg_sm13.fsb" and fmg file "Conversation_.fmg" respectively

The dialogue implies that Petrus would be imprisoned somewhere in The Catacombs, later returning to Firelink Shrine after being rescued.

Text Audio
Finding Petrus Help me! Somebody! Help me! I am trapped!
Talk You there, please, help me... As you can see I am captured, immobilized. Soon to be a sacrifice to necromancy. I implore you...please help... Ooh...
Talk (after saving Petrus) Phew...I am saved. Thank you. I owe you my life. I am Petrus of Thorolund. I will be sure to repay you, back at Firelink Shrine. Please, no, it's the least that I can do.
Talk x2 (after saving Petrus) Please, rest assured. I shall repay you, but back at Firelink Shrine. The Gods do not look favourably upon haste!