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This article is about the character in Dark Souls III. For the general term, see Fire Keeper.

The Fire Keeper is a character in Dark Souls III. She is voiced by Oliva Mace.


The Fire Keeper tends to Firelink Shrine and serves the Ashen One throughout their long and arduous journey. She allows them to level up in exchange of souls, much like the Emerald Herald from Dark Souls II.

Can cure dark sigils when provided with a Fire Keeper Soul.


The Fire Keeper can always be found tending the bonfire in Firelink Shrine.

If she is killed by the player, she will always respawn at the same location.


A woman of unknown origins, this Fire Keeper put on a special mask around her eyes, possibly to affect her sight, keep her from seeing certain things.

She claims to have no eyes, though the player is able to take a closer look and see a pair of normal eyes behind the mask.


Level up
Allows the player to upgrade their stats individually in exchange for a determined amount of souls per level.

Available only if the Ashen One has acquired an item she can receive. Each item given will unlock a new service or event. Receivable items are the Fire Keeper Soul and the Eyes of a Fire Keeper.

Heal the Dark Sigil
Option available only after giving her the Fire Keeper Soul. The Fire Keeper will then be able to remove dark sigils the Ashen One has accumulated throughout the course of the game, either by leveling up with Yoel or by taking part on the ritual in Anor Londo. Additionally, she will also heal their hollowing level, thus restoring their physical appearance.

The cost for healing each dark sigil is directly related to the player's soul level.

Initiates her dialogue. Her available lines may change throughout the course of the game depending on the player's actions.


Item Eyes of a Fire Keeper
Eyes of a Fire Keeper
Drop Rate Guaranteed
(if previously given to her)

Dialogue Edit

Introduction "Welcome to the bonfire, Unkindled One. I am a Fire Keeper. I tend to the flame, and tend to thee. The Lords have left their thrones, and must be deliver'd to them. To this end, I am at thy side."

"Produce the coiled sword at the bonfire. The mark of ash will guide thee to the land of the Lords. To Lothric, where the homes of the Lords converge."

"Understood. Then touch the darkness inside me. With your power, let us make the 'soul without a master.'  Farewell, ashen one."

Upon levelling up "Very well. Then touch the darkness within me. Take nourishment from these sovereignless souls."
While levelling up

"Let these souls, withdrawn from their vessels, Manifestations of disparity, Elucidated by fire, Burrow deep within me, Retreating to a darkness beyond the reach of flame, Let them assume a new master, Inhabiting ash, casting themselves upon new forms."

Interacting "Welcome Home, ashen one. Speak thine heart's desire."
Talk "Ashen one, to be Unkindled is to be a vessel for souls. Sovereignless souls will become thy strength. I will show thee how. Ashen one, bring me souls, plucked from their vessels..."
When giving her the Fire Keeper Soul

"…Ashen one, this is.. …much like what lies within me… Then let it find its own place, within my bosom. She will understand. We are both Fire Keepers, after all.”

Talking with Fire Keeper after talking to Ludleth with the Fire Keeper Eyes in inventory "Ashen one, may I pose thee a question? Has the little Lord Ludleth spoken to thee of any... curious matters? I sense that he possesseth some knowledge... Of a thing once most precious, or most terrible, now lost to the Fire Keepers. Pray tell, is it a matter of which I should be apprised?"
Upon death "Ashen one, what is wrong?"
Respawning after death "I'm truly sorry but know'st thou not? I cannot die. So please, ashen one, allow me to serve thee. The Lords have left their thrones, and must be delivered to them. To this end, I am ever at thy side." 
When giving her the Fire Keeper Eyes "...Ashen one, are these... Are these eyes? How gracious of thee, ashen one. The very things we Fire Keepers have been missing."

"Ashen one, my thanks for the eyes thou'st given. But Fire Keepers are not meant to have eyes. It is forbidden. These will reveal, through a sliver of light, frightful images of betrayal. A world without fire. Ashen one, is this truly thy wish?"

Selecting "Decline" "Of course not. Please, kill me, and take these eyes away. Before I am drawn into the darkness. seduced by the thin light, and the awful betrayal."
Selecting "Wish for a world without flame" "Of course. I serve thee, and will do as thou bid'st. This will be our private affair. No one else may know of this. Stay thy path, find lords to link the fire, and I will blindly tend to the flame. Until the day of thy grand betrayal."

"Ashen one, forgive me if this soundeth strange. The eyes show a world without fire, a vast stretch of darkness. But 'tis different to what is seen when stripped of vision. In the far distance, I sense the presence of tiny flames. Like precious embers, left to us by past Lords, linkers of the fire. Could this be what draws me to this strangely enticing darkness?"

Once Fire Keeper Eyes are given to her "...Ashen one, if thine heart should bend... kill me, and strip these eyes from my person. I will return as the Fire Keeper I once was. As it is has always been."
Leaving after she has been given the Fire Keeper Eyes "Farewell, ashen one. Mayst thou thy peace discov'r."
After placing all Cinders of Lords on the thrones "The five lords sit their five thrones. All thanks to thee, most worthy of lords. Ashen one, with the Lords as thy witness, bend thy knee afore the bonfire's coiled sword. And let the Lords' embers acknowledge thee as their true heir. A true lord, fit to link the fire."
Keeling at the First Flame "Noble Lords of Cinder. The fire fades... and the lords go without thrones. Surrender your fires... to the true heir. Let him grant death... To the old gods of Lordran, deliverers of the First Flame."
Talking after kneeling at the First Flame "Ashen one, link the fire. For the Lords of Cinder, for the ashen prisoners, for all those held to preserve the fire. Link the First Flame."
Talking after kneeling at the First Flame and giving her the Fire Keeper Eyes "Ashen one, if, when thou peerest upon the First Flame... Thou wishest yet, for a world without fire, for an end to the linking of the fire... Then call upon me. I am a Fire Keeper, and I tend to the flame, to the very end. Thou'st given me eyes, and such it was they shewed me."
The End of Fire Ending "The First Flame quickly fades. Darkness will shortly settle. But one day, tiny flames will dance across the darkness. Like embers, linked by lords past."

"Ashen one, hearest thou my voice, still?"



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