Manscorpion Tark is a large half-human, half-scorpion hybrid residing in the Shaded Woods. He can be summoned for the boss battle against Scorpioness Najka once his dialogue is exhausted, though the Ring of Whispers is required to do so. His sign can be found on the ground directly outside Najka's fog gate.
Manscorpion Tark and Scorpioness Najka were once a peaceful couple living a quiet existence in the Shaded Ruins. But as time passed, Najka slowly began losing her mind and became more and more violent and unreasonable as a result. A war began between Tark and Najka, and has been waged for many years before the player's arrival. If spoken to while wearing the Ring of Whispers, Tark requests that the player defeat Najka, leading to the placing of his summon sign outside her fog door.
- If spoken to after defeating Scorpioness Najka he will gift the player a Fragrant Branch of Yore.
- If spoken to after defeating The Duke's Dear Freja he will gift the player Second Dragon Ring. Killing him at any time will yield the ring as well.
- Scholar of the first sin. If talked to after The Duke's Dear Freja he will gift the player the Black Scorpion Stinger.
Tark explains that he and Najka were created by a "master" who has long since disappeared. It can be strongly assumed that Tark and Najka are experiments, similar to The Duke's Dear Freja, possibly sharing the same "master" or creator. He also claims that he and Najka are the only two of his kind that can speak "the human tongue", implying there may be more scorpion hybrids, or experiments located across Drangleic and beyond.
Also, Tark mentioned that his "master" was born without something, which provoked hatred against his peers. In time the "master" also loses his mind because of his research. This may be a reference to the first game, as this description is very similar to that of Seath the Scaleless.
- If killed, his gravestone appears at his usual spot in Shaded Woods.
- If Manscorpion Tark is killed after receiving both gifts, he will drop another Second Dragon Ring.
- After summoning him and defeating Scorpioness Najka, Tark may disappear from his spot regardless of whether he died during the fight or not; if this happens, simply rest at a bonfire to respawn him.