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Anor Londo is a location in Dark Souls.

Anor Londo: A Kingdom Bathed in SunlightEdit

Anor Londo is accessible after defeating the Iron Golem at Sen's Fortress. This area was once home to the gods before Gwyn, Lord of Cinder linked the flame. Now, only the Dark Sun Gwyndolin remains to guard his father's tomb. 

Travel between Anor Londo and the rest of Lordran is made quicker with the use of the Lordvessel. However, if the player travels to where they first came to Anor Londo, they can interact with the Batwing Demon there, who will transport the player back to Sen's Fortress.

Adjacent LocationsEdit


  • Anor Londo - In the room with the Darkmoon Knightess Fire Keeper.
  • Darkmoon Tomb - At the bottom of the spiral stairs mechanism, in front an illusory statue of Lord Gwynn, which acts as the entrance to the Blade of the Darkmoon Covenant.
  • Beyond the Dragonslayer Greatbow wielding Silver Knights, enter the Cathedral from a balcony, it will be in the room on the left and contains Solaire.
  • Chamber of the Princess - After the fight with Dragonslayer Ornstein and Executioner Smough.








Notable ItemsEdit


  • Black Iron Set (Corpse at the end of the room with the Painted World)
  • Brass Set (In a chest in a room after Dark Sun Gwyndolin has been defeated)
  • Favor Set (Located on a corpse above the area where Ornstein and Smough is fought)
  • Havel's Set (Located in several chests down a hidden path after the 3rd bonfire)
  • Silver Knight Set (In two chests guarded by two Silver Knights)







Upgrade MaterialsEdit



Giant BlacksmithEdit

The Giant Blacksmith is the only blacksmith that is able to create unique weapons from the Boss Souls gathered up to this point. To forge a unique weapon the player also needs to have the corresponding weapon upgraded to +10. The option will then be presented to use the Boss Soul to modify it into a new and far more powerful weapon.

Firekeeper's VengeanceEdit

If the player frees Lautrec of Carim, and allows him to live after reaching Blighttown, they will find that Anastacia of Astora, keeper of the Firelink Shrine bonfire, had been murdered. Examining her remains will grant the dingy clothing set (notable for its curse and poison resistance) and a Black Eye Orb to the player's inventory.

If the player arrives on the platform between the stairs opposite where the Silver Knight is located, the Orb will begin to resonate. It can then be used as an item to transport the player as a Spirit of Vengeance to Lautrec's realm. He will be accompanied by a mage and a pikeman. Lautrec's bodyguards only stand in the way, as he is main target, and is the only one who possesses items. Once killed, he will drop a single Humanity, a Souvenir of Reprisal, the Soul of Anastacia of Astora, and a Ring of Favor and Protection.

Dark Anor LondoEdit

If the player decides to attack Gwynevere, she disappears in a dying animation. If the player has not defeated Gwyndolin beforehand, he reprimands the player; Anor Londo darkens, and all Sentinels and Batwing Demons disappear. Two non-respawning, hostile Darkmoon Soldiers appear, and the Darkmoon Knightess awaits the player near the rotating platform. Killing her results in the first bonfire being unusable, but as with any extinguished bonfire, one may still warp to it.

If the player is killed whilst in darkened Anor Londo, they are returned to the first Bonfire regardless of whether they have rested there or not. A homeward bone will not return the player to any of the other four bonfires in the area. Whether it is a glitch or an intended function by the developers is unconfirmed.

If the player desires to fight Dark Sun Gwyndolin via an easy return to the boss area, it is preferable to either:

  • Leave Gwynevere alive so as to not make Anor Londo dark, and then fight Gwyndolyn. This allows the player to respawn at the Darkmoon Tomb bonfire.
  • After killing Gwynevere, ignore the Lady of the Darkling (so as not to kill her in combat) to keep the first Bonfire lit so that the player may warp to the Darkmoon Tomb after death.

If the player has already darkened Anor Londo and killed the Darkmoon Knightess, the fastest method will be to run to the entrance way of the Duke's Archives (only accessible after placing the Lordvessel) and using the bonfire by the elevator to warp.

One other thing to note about Dark Anor Londo, is that within the hall leading to Gwynevere's room, the range in which a player may lock-on is decreased.


Reach Anor Londo Trophy Reach Anor Londo
Arrive in Anor Londo
Points 25
Trophy Silver Trophy


  • Statues of Dragonslayer Ornstein and Executioner Smough can be seen in the early parts of the map.
  • The various paintings located in the rooms of Anor Londo are, in fact, concept arts of some enemies and NPCs of the game.
  • When in Dark Anor Londo, the cinematics where the player is carried by the Batwing Demons are modified to show Dark Anor Londo instead of the original Anor Londo.



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Anor Londo Travel

The Chosen Undead is transported to and from Anor Londo

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