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"And they'd have us seek the Lords of Cinder, and return them to their moulding thrones. But we're talking true legends with the mettle to link the fire. We're not fit to lick their boots. Don't you think?"
— Hawkwood

Hawkwood the Deserter is a character in Dark Souls III. He is voiced by Blake Ritson, who also voiced Griggs of Vinheim from Dark Souls and Royal Sorcerer Navlaan from Dark Souls II.




Hawkwood is a deserter from Farron's Undead Legion. He decides that he is not fit to fulfill his duty of searching for the Lords of Cinder, so instead takes up residence in Firelink Shrine. Once the player defeats the Abyss Watchers, he will disappear from the shrine.

If speaking with Andre or visiting a grave beside the shrine, the player will come in possession of Hawkwood's Shield, which he left behind for the Ashen One.

Once the player has acquired the Twinkling Dragon Torso Stone, Andre will give the player Hawkwood's Swordgrass, which contains a message challenging the player to a duel at the mausoleum in Farron, where the Abyss Watchers bonfire is located. If the player defeats Hawkwood, they will acquire the Twinkling Dragon Head Stone. If Hawkwood kills the player, he will take the Twinkling Dragon Torso Stone. The player can reacquire it by killing him.


Item Heavy Gem
Heavy Gem
Twinkling Dragon Head Stone
Twinkling Dragon Head Stone
Twinkling Dragon Torso Stone
Twinkling Dragon Torso Stone
Drop Rate Guaranteed Guaranteed
(Farron Keep)
(if Hawkwood defeated the player previously)

Dialogue Edit

Introduction "Ahhh, another one, roused from the sleep of death? Well, you're not alone. We Unkindled are worthless. Can't even die right. Gives me Conniptions. And they'd have us seek the Lords of Cinder, and return them to their moulding thrones. But we're talking true legends with the mettle to link the fire. We're not fit to lick their boots. Don't you think?"
When talking at the Grave-site "The poor wretched souls... Be they lord or legend, the curse shows no mercy. What a sham."
When talking after either Vordt is defeated or the banner has been erected "Ooh, yet to give in, eh? Good.  The Fire Keeper must be twitching with delight. But what do you really know about these Lords of Cinder, these supposed legends? Let's take Aldrich, for one. A right and proper cleric, only, he developed a habit of devouring men. He ate so many that he bloated like a drowned pig, then softened into sludge,

so they stuck him in the Cathedral of the Deep. And they made him a Lord of Cinder.  Not for virtue, but for might. Such is a lord, I suppose.  But here I ask.  Do we have a sodding chance?" 

Talk "At the foot of Lothric Castle, an old path still runs below the tower in the Undead Settlement. It was used to transport sacrifices to the Cathedral of the Deep.  You should see where it leads. ...If you've the stones for it."
When talking after either the Curse-Rotted Greatwood is defeated or the first bonfire on the Road of Sacrifices has been lit "You haven't given up yet?  Then you're a brasher (either lad or lass depending on the players gender) than I thought. You can make better use of this. I don't need it.  Not now I've flown the coop."
Talk "The Undead Legion of Farron is a caravan of Undead. Sworn by the wolf's blood to contain the Abyss, the Legion will bury a kingdom at the first sign of exposure. Joyous bunch, really. Gaining admission to the Legion is a matter of some ceremony. Inside their keep, snuffing out the flames of three altars opens the door to the wolf blood. Even accursed Undead want to believe they're special, it seems. I pity the sorry souls."
When attacked at Firelink Shrine

"What is it, now!"
"Enough, you fool!"
"What in the bloody hell is wrong with you!?"

When turned aggressive at Firelink Shrine "I'm a deserter, I know. But I've still plenty of fight in me…"
When the player is killed "We'll never amount to anything, not you, not I…"
Upon death "You crawled out of the ground, for gods' sake..."

"Go on, be as bloody mad as you like."

When spoken to in the Farron Mausoleum "I should have known. Well, I've decided to stop running from my fate. Loathe me all you like, I shall take what makes you dragon."
When the player is killed in the Farron Mausoleum "Loathe me all you like, but I am the true dragon…" 
Approaching Hawkwood after being killed in the Farron Mausoleum "Ahh, there you are. This shall be no petty theft. As the true dragon, I shall take what is rightfully mine."
When killed by the player while in the Farron Mausoleum "You are a dragon, more dragon than I." 





  1. If the player did not speak with Hawkwood after defeating the Abyss Watchers and kills him at anytime during the course of the game afterward.

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