"I may be but small, but I will die a colossus."
— Ludleth

Ludleth of Courland is a character in Dark Souls III. He is one of the Lords of Cinder and acts as a merchant to the player, allowing them to transpose the souls of bosses they have acquired for boss soul items.

He is voiced by Roger Ringrose.


Found in Firelink Shrine, sitting on the second throne from left to right.


Ludleth is a Lord of Cinder, having linked the flame prior to the events of the game. He is a practitioner of the seemingly little observed art of Transposition. Little is known about his past, although it is implied on his throne that he was exiled from somewhere at some point.



Item Skull Ring
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  • Similar to the Fire Keeper, Ludleth will revive after reloading the area if he is killed by the player.
  • After defeating the Curse-rotted Greatwood in the Undead Settlement, the player can give him the Transposing Kiln. This enables him to become a merchant and lets the player trade boss souls for boss items.
  • It is not necessary for the player to carry their acquired boss souls in their inventory in order to begin transposition. As long as the player has defeated a boss and obtained its soul, its available transpositions will appear in Ludleth's menu, even if they have been placed in the storage box.
  • Once the player places the last Cinder of a Lord on its respective throne in Firelink Shrine and kneels before the bonfire, Ludleth will die. However, transposition of boss souls will still be available by interacting with his throne.
    • However, if the player defeats the Curse-rotted Greatwood after Ludleth has died, rendering it impossible to give him the Transposing Kiln, transposition of boss souls will be unavailable to the player by any means in that playthrough.
  • If the player brings Ludleth both Lorian's Greatsword and Lothric's Holy Sword, a new entry will appear when talked to, allowing to use both swords to forge the Twin Princes' Greatsword.
    • This is only possible in at least a second playthrough, though, as each weapon requires one Soul of the Twin Princes to be created, and only one can be obtained per game.


  • His throne refers to him as "Ludleth the Exiled".
  • Ludleth speaks a much older form of English than many other characters, similar to Alvina and Gwynevere in Dark Souls.
  • The fabric on his throne appears to be stained with blood or soot.
  • Ludleth's in-game model actually has no legs, most likely to give the effect of him being small.
  • If the player decides to attack and kill Ludleth, upon reviving he will mention having a nightmare and describe the pain of being a Lord of Cinder.