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Dark Souls: Returning Asylum by karniz Dark Souls: Returning Asylum by karniz
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Drawn: October 25~29th 2011
Program: Pen
From: Karniz, the Pyromancer from Dark Souls


This pretty much 100% happened.
I get really antsy when I encounter a creature/mob/monster/evil NPC I've never encountered before - and I freak out.
[wait till I post my first encounter w/ a Blightown Dung Guard... ><;;]
Usually wasting every single spell in my repertoire.

If you enjoy my Dark Souls comics, please visit my Tumblr for more! Here is a simu-post including how I met the Moonlight Butterfly!

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Art by Donna Brown. Character(s) from From Software/Dark Souls. All rights reserved.
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:iconoathkeeper0317:
Oathkeeper0317 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016
A cheat for Dark Knights, they are slow as crap, simply parry them and run your sword through their crotches!
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:iconknighteynight:
KnighteyNight Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
Damn!

You really made me laugh with this!
And we are the same: I thought Oscar would be all nice and then I just got backstabbed by him.
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:icontherealmikachu:
TheRealMikachu Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't those guys have crazy high fire proofing? They leak asbestos like crazy.
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:iconraptor201:
Raptor201 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
Karniz: Oh hey I took him out now let me move on to-

*see's Oscar*

Karniz: Gasp * Oscar.

*appears at hole*

Karniz: Hey buddy what's u-

*dies*

XD ah the lol's of your comics. I love them so so so much and can relate to them. Keep up the amazing work.
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:iconlunaticesper:
LunaticEsper Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol thats what i do when someone throws pyromancy at me too XD
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:iconprapatapart:
Prapatapart Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Black Knight's Armour is charred black. You know. From all the fire they've been surviving. Great comic, though.
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:iconphysicistearthpony:
PhysicistEarthPony Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
Sometimes pyromancy isn't the best answer...
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:icongiygas1:
giygas1 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
poor oscar, he was one of my favorite NPC's that had the life expectancy of a red shirt
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:iconrinsley:
Rinsley Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL At the other player's phantom comforting her at the end.
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:iconsorosoro:
Sorosoro Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Man did I hate that Dark Knight. And Oscar was pretty easy.
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:iconcaptainnc:
CaptainNC Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student General Artist
;jxc;lkjz;sflska;fjas;lkadk;fdkj YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
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:iconmrjbird:
mrjbird Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
a friend as back up is invaluable and very useful when he's a knight, just bring cover fire
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:iconramenawesome:
RamenAwesome Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Haha, lol it took me so long to realize that the black knights have high fire resistance to...
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:iconyuuki-takaya:
yuuki-takaya Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
spells. . .limited blights of weapons
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:iconfrostgore:
Frostgore Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
not to mention when you just get there.
"Oho... kay... where is the bonfire again? Oh yeah! Across the hall! *sprint*"

Floor colapses.

Stray Demon: 'Sup.
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:icongiygas1:
giygas1 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
i feel sorry for oscar
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:icondalerik32:
dalerik32 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i found myself relating more and more as i had played through the story, i died so much for that doll, wasnt worth it at the time, i got it 2 weeks ago beat gwyn today btw i feel like a noob
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:iconb1ll7:
B1ll7 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
lautrec that backstaber traitor
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:iconcaboose1994:
Caboose1994 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Student General Artist
What about the stray demon, he was pretty annoying.
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:iconnotchthegreat:
notchthegreat Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i like how there was a ghost(those randome players you dont interact with) patting him on the back
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:iconarmoredcrustacean:
ArmoredCrustacean Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I know what you mean, throughout the game whenever I came across a new creature I would be like what the heck is that thing? Then proceed to cautiously attack it with spells from afar. This is great, those black knights can be a real pain xD. lol, love how you drew the fireballs and put how many times you cast it haha, good stuff.
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:iconkarniz:
karniz Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So you're like meee! Even if I don't know when the next bonfire is, I'm willing to waste a couple'a Fireballs just to ensure my safety... [I equip x4 at the moment, so that gives me 32 attempts to one-shot things! Mwahahhaa...]
I love playing cautiously. Although when I run through the Undead Burg now I just wail on the guys, sometimes forgetting they can STILL hurt me pretty bad... hehehe.
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:iconmagnaliscous:
Magnaliscous Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
I remember that knight guy... I was like "Hey man havent seen you inna while i thought you were dea.." gets stabbed.
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:iconchickenstrud:
Chickenstrud Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
XD should have killed him in the beginning
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:iconmagnaliscous:
Magnaliscous Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
I like him too much to do that.
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:iconchickenstrud:
Chickenstrud Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
He wanted to protect me, so I killed him, but he still came when I returned
:confused:
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:iconmagnaliscous:
Magnaliscous Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
I suppose you dont look at the backstory at all then.. Those cursed with the dark sign are forever domed to return after death? The fact that everyone respawns after a bon-fire use.
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:iconarmoredcrustacean:
ArmoredCrustacean Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha, I do the exact same thing, I get cocky and then lose a bunch of health for being stupid lol.
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:iconkoshindou:
Koshindou Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
I love the fireball-slinging in Panel 5 - I know I've seen that technique used in the game a time or two. :D
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:iconkarniz:
karniz Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, the CONTINUAL MASHING of the right trigger, right? Hahahahaa~
Thanks!
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:iconkoshindou:
Koshindou Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
I think the tactic would get more respect if we just came up with a better name for it.

But yes, that is the one. :D
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:iconkarniz:
karniz Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmmm... ... ... "finger-banging"... ::rolls around::
Not that much more respect, eh? Hahhaa!
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:iconkoshindou:
Koshindou Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
We'll put that one in the 'maybe' pile... :D
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:iconkleptoid:
Kleptoid Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
cute, chopping when they are down
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:iconfinalizeartist:
Finalizeartist Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
these are always funny


you gotta love to hate silver knights, but when you get the lighting spear, they're mincemeat.
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:iconnotchthegreat:
notchthegreat Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
im pretty sure its a black knight there
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:iconfinalizeartist:
Finalizeartist Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Black Silver, either way they're annoying
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:icongeneric-extremity:
Generic-Extremity Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012   Traditional Artist
These are awesome.
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:icontownspersondpad:
townspersondpad Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
wait til you have to fight t-rex asses.
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:iconseejus:
Seejus Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
eeehhh
they are why i havent went to demon ruins yet...
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:iconoathbystyx:
OathbyStyx Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
there's so many of them ;-;
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:iconpandemicalshade:
PandemicalShade Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
oh I love your Dark Souls comics =D
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:iconx-nez-x:
X-Nez-x Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
lol, this was my reaction at first, nearly got my ass handed to me by those knights so many times. but the rusted ring was well worth it :P, also i'd seen the stray demon before so i didnt disturb him, figured he'd be rather pissed off about me killing him. Just got to anor londo myself and having alot more of these guys to deal with, (and those damn dragonslayer bows) although ariamis was beautifully dreadful the first time i went there :D
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:iconnotchthegreat:
notchthegreat Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
two things silver knights actually take and deal less damage to u and the black knight sword kills knights in one or two hits
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:iconkakashi282:
Kakashi282 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
I remember my first time returning to the Asylum, had no idea the floor would give away... got one-shotted before I knew what happened.

And learning riposte is life saving and cool looking, especially with a mace, to the FACE.
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:iconkarniz:
karniz Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, I have one more adventure in my return to the Undead Asylum... godamn basement demon... UNGH.
I'm quite partial to the BATTLE AXE TWIRL ATTACK OF DOOM riposte! Hee hee.
Got a Falchion - can't wait to see what a riposte from that looks like! I bet it's purty.
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:icondyko-chan:
dyko-chan Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
How far are you? We're new Lando or whatever.
Tho man... magic? Pifff... try being a bandit.
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:iconkarniz:
karniz Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehehe~! I'm going through Blight Town at the moment... but I'm also farming up upgrades for my armor [Sealer's Set! ♥] and weapons...
In most RPG's, I mainly play as a caster-type. Although, even in Demon's Souls, I make a secondary character that's usually melee... I'm figuring the Thief is going to be interesting to try...
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:icondyko-chan:
dyko-chan Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
I always found it to be too easy with magic or pyromancy. To each there own- all the way, but nothing is more satisfying that beating a game like Dark souls with a difficult character. Granted 80 hours in and only meet Fatboy and Slim today -_- I personally won't make it halfway through newgame plus til I give up and make a new character.

My BF shot Alvina in the face, so we won't be going back to the forest any time soon. I reckon some good farming to be had knocking off forest followers. Make sure to buy those Anti curse.. orbs or whatevers. Spent most of Blight Town trying to get out of Blight Town XD
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:iconkarniz:
karniz Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was dreading Blight Town at first, thinking it was going to be like the Valley of Defilement - but it's much more tangiable...! Except the godamnstupidwhyaretheyeveninthegame mosquitoes, it was not too difficult... But I also have good poison resistance for traversing the swamp, so I wasn't taking too much damage...

Plus just defeated Quelaag, like, right now. Hehe.
Walked into Sen's Fortress. Said "fuck this", and turned the game off. I'm going to try out Anor Londo tomorrow...
Fatboy and Slim. I got a request to draw those guys... I can't wait to see them. I feel like they'll be one of my favorite bosses...

@ Caster-playing: I agree to a point. Personally I just enjoy playing a caster, it's more my play style... I do notice that especially in Demons's Souls and Dark Souls that casters seem to have the upper hand. Boss battles that become overwhelming to my boyfriend's Knight is steamrolled by my Pyro. BUT I can also get one-shotted by trash monsters, so I guess the "EZ-MODE" sort of balances out that way, hahaha!
I think when I roll a Thief - I'm going to limit myself to NO magics. Whatsoever. It'll be interesting. Forces me to learn how to riposte! XD
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