"...You, is that not... The soul of the man who fell on this spot, he was a dear friend. I wish to pay proper respect, with that Soul. Would you be willing to part with it?."
— Lord's Blade Ciaran

Lord's Blade Ciaran is a character in Dark Souls. She is exclusive to the Artorias of the Abyss DLC. She is voiced by Hannah John-Kamen, who also voices Sweet Shalquoir in Dark Souls II.


Found in the coliseum of Oolacile Township after defeating Knight Artorias.


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.


She is the only female among the Four Knights of Gwyn and owner of the Hornet Ring; she wore it while using her dagger to lay waste to her foes.[1]


Ciaran utilizes Throwing Knives and Lloyd's Talismans. Her attacks can be quite damaging given their speed and Toxic/Bleed buildup, and she has much more health than the average NPC.


  • 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.

Character InformationEdit

Health and SoulsEdit

Health Souls
2,814 4,418 10,000 20,000


Respawn No
Backstab Yes
Damage Types Slash / Thrust / Bleed / Toxic


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
??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? S S S

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


Item Porcelain Mask
Porcelain Mask
Lord's Blade Robe
Lord's Blade Robe
Lord's Blade Gloves
Lord's Blade Gloves
Lord's Blade Waistcloth
Lord's Blade Waistcloth
Drop Rate Guaranteed Guaranteed Guaranteed Guaranteed
Item Wpn Dark Silver Tracer
Dark Silver Tracer
Wpn Gold Tracer
Gold Tracer
Drop Rate Guaranteed
(If not already traded)
(If not already traded)



  • It is believed she had a romantic relationship with Artorias the Abysswalker prior to the events of the game. You can find the Hornet Ring, which belonged to her, on a dead female body behind the gravestone of Artorias in Darkroot Garden. This might be some evidence backing up the romantic relationship between these two.
  • By her dialogue, it can be implied that Lord's Blade Ciaran wasn't human, or that she had some kind of aversion to them. If she is indeed not human, then it would be interesting to note that she does not tower over the player as the Lords themselves and their kin did, with the curious exception of Moon sorcerer, Dark Sun Gwyndolin.
  • Ciaran is a Gaelic name given to males, and means "Little Dark One", the female variation is Ciara. The fact that Ciaran has this name should not be surprising considering game's naming sense (Gwyn is a female name in English but a male name in Welsh, Sif's gender is never revealed but Sif is traditionally a female name) so it is either an intentional name or an oversight by the Japanese writers.



  1. Hornet Ring description.