Darkmoon Knightess - 01
"Hm, what is it? What am I? Well... I am the Keeper of the bonfire. If not for me, what beacon would there be in this lost city? A gatekeeper, and a guide; that is my calling."
— Darkmoon Knightess

The Darkmoon Knightess, also known as the Lady of the Darkling, is a character in Dark Souls. She is voiced by Jenny Funnel, who also voiced Quelana of Izalith.



The Darkmoon Knightess is one of Dark Sun Gwyndolin's loyal followers and the Fire Keeper of the first bonfire in Anor Londo. As with the other Fire Keepers, the Darkmoon Knightess can upgrade Estus Flasks using Fire Keeper Souls. Like all other Fire Keepers, killing the Darkmoon Knightess will cause the fire she watches over to be extinguished, although players can still warp to it after obtaining the Lordvessel.

Should the player kill Gwynevere, the Darkmoon Knightess will appear directly in front of the elevator of Anor Londo to offer punishment for the deed. Should the player kill Dark Sun Gwyndolin, the Darkmoon Knightess will also become hostile and reside in her usual location, the first Anor Londo bonfire. Her armor, the Brass Set can be found in the room with the sunlight blade miracle after defeating Dark Sun Gwyndolin.

She is a member of the Blade of the Darkmoon and will have new dialogue with members of her covenant.


The Darkmoon Knightess is possibly from Carim, due to the fact that she uses a Parrying Dagger.[1] After becoming undead, she traveled to the Mausoleum of the Spiral Depths, where she met Dark Sun Gwyndolin and became a Blade of the Darkmoon. The Brass Set was given to her to hide her ghastly form and to hunt the guilty, as she assumes the role of Fire Keeper.[2]


The Darkmoon Knightess takes a straight melee approach to fighting, although she will take out a talisman and heal if damaged; she can also cast Darkmoon Blade with her talisman, temporarily increasing her damage. She guards with a parrying dagger and will attempt to parry and riposte for high damage; counter this with pyromancies, miracles, sorceries and jumping attacks. She's fairly fragile at the point in the game most players encounter her.

Upon killing her, players will no longer be able to use the nearby bonfire. However, players may still warp to it using the Lordvessel.

Character informationEdit

Health and soulsEdit

Health Souls
719 1,258 1,000 3,000


Physical Defenses Elemental Defenses Resistances
Def atk phy Def atk strike Def atk slash Def atk thrust Def sorc mag Def sorc fire Def sorc lght Def res poi Def res toxic Def res bleed
269 263 288 269 231 215 217 C C B

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


Right Hand Left Hand
Wpn Estoc
Estoc +12
Wpn Parrying Dagger
Parrying Dagger +12
Tali Darkmoon Talisman
Darkmoon Talisman

Head Chest Hands Legs
Brass Helm
Brass Helm +5
Brass Armor
Brass Armor +5
Brass Gauntlets
Brass Gauntlets +5
Brass Leggings
Brass Leggings +5


Item 2130
Fire Keeper Soul
Drop Rate Guaranteed



  • The Darkmoon Knightess' Fire Keeper soul has a unique item description (see Fire Keeper Soul).
  • She is named the "Darkmoon Knight" in the credits instead.
  • If the Darkmoon Knightess is killed, she will still address Gwyndolin in her dying words, even if he has been defeated.



  1. Parrying Dagger description.
  2. Brass Set descriptions.