Ciaran appears after Artorias is defeated, asking the player for the Soul of Artorias. She rewards the player with the Gold Tracer and the Dark Silver Tracer if given the Soul of Artorias. It is possible that she was romantically involved with Artorias, before he was lost to the Abyss.
- Her Dark Silver Tracer causes Toxic buildup and 6 damage per second once contracted.
- Although she will not drop her weapons if they have already been traded for the Soul of Artorias, she still wields them in battle.
- She will not drop the Soul of Artorias upon death if it has been traded.
- She will not spawn if the player consumes the Soul of Artorias before returning to the arena. The grave will still be there, though no one will be attending it.
- In the PC Version, Ciaran can still be found kneeling by the small grave after the Abyss Greatsword has been created. The player can still interact with (and kill) her should they return to Artorias' arena.
Health and SoulsEdit
|Damage Types||Slash / Thrust / Bleed / Toxic|
|Physical Defenses||Elemental Defenses||Resistances|
These stats are sourced from FuturePress's Official Dark Souls Strategy Guide.
Lord's Blade Robe
Lord's Blade Gloves
Lord's Blade Waistcloth
Dark Silver Tracer
|Drop Rate|| Guaranteed |
(If not already traded)
| Guaranteed |
(If not already traded)
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- It is speculated that Ciaran may have had a romantic relationship with Artorias the Abysswalker prior to the events of the game. The Hornet Ring, which belonged to her, can be found on a female corpse behind his gravestone in Darkroot Garden. Whether this implies their relationship was mutual or that she simply stayed to tend to his grave is uncertain.
- Although her model stands as tall as the player's, her dialogue and Ornstein's soul description imply that she is a deity, making Ciaran and Dark Sun Gwyndolin the only ones of their kin whose body proportions mimic that of humans.
- By the events of Dark Souls III's last DLC, it is shown that size disparity is part of the universe, and not just a visual resource for gaming mechanics.
- Ciaran is a name of Gaelic origin which means "Little Dark One", and is the male variant for Ciara. This choice follows the pattern of the game's naming sense (Gwyn is a female name in English but a male one in Welsh, Sif's gender is never revealed but is traditionally a female name), so it is either intentional or an oversight by the Japanese writers.