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This article is about the downloadable content for Dark Souls. For the character, see Knight Artorias.

Artorias of the Abyss is additional content for the game Dark Souls. It was originally released for PC as part of the Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition, and later for consoles as the eponymous DLC. A console version of the Prepare To Die Edition was also released at a later date.

Reaching OolacileEdit

The player must first travel to Darkroot Basin, defeat the Hydra, then defeat the Golden Crystal Golem to free Dusk of Oolacile. From there, the player must acquire the Broken Pendant from The Duke's Archives. After acquiring the pendant a floating dark rift will appear in Darkroot Basin close to where the Golden Crystal Golem was encountered. Upon inspection the player will be transported to Oolacile.


While everything about Artorias of the Abyss is technically optional, the main storyline consists of the Chosen Undead taking the place of Knight Artorias, rescuing Dusk of Oolacile and killing Manus, Father of the Abyss.


Artorias of the Abyss takes place many years before the events of Dark Souls, in the land of Oolacile. It features three of the Four Knights of Gwyn‎. The events of the DLC are also related to the story of Dark Souls 2, as Nashandra was born from a fragment of Manus' soul.

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Start a Discussion Discussions about Artorias of the Abyss

  • Chesters origin

    6 messages
    • I'm just going to butt in on this and say that the time when the DLC was released was when bloodborn was announced. Too coincidental to ...
    • Chester is in the Limited Edition artbook for Dark Souls.
  • it wont drop the broken pendant

    24 messages
    • That is ''not'' the Prepare to Die edition. It's possible you don't have AotA, or that it's not installed.
    • Just re-download the DLC. Worked for me.

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