I'm eating a delicious muffin with Sausage, Cheese, and eggs on it dripping with Juice as I type this. So bare with me if some of my words are replaced with tasty ideas and feelings.
Alright, first I'll get to the weapons around the graveyard. I've noticed these weapons specifically, Mail Breaker, Rapier, Estoc, Great Lord Great Sword, Greatsword, Long Sword, Claymore, Balder Side Sword. With this, you can see a wide variety of people have met their end, all blade users for some reason. Here's the interesting part, all weapons of knights in the game. Some I have to infer, like the Mail Breaker and Estoc, but the rest are all used by knights of various factions. In fact something of interest, there are two NPC's in the forest who do not respawn when killed outside of Shiva and his guard. The Knight, and the Pharis Woman. Now, the Pharis woman drops rare loot, as such it could be seen you can only fight her once to get it. The other, is a Knight. He uses I believe a Claymore, and a Knight Shield. Now, why does this man seem out of place? I need to ponder this more, but his lack of respawn has been bothering me recently. Now back to the weapons, these all appear to be the weapons of Knights who fought their way to the Graveyard. In fact the Greatsword there is not like the one Tarkus or you use, it is the Size of if not larger than the one you can see in the hands of the Berinike Knight in the Painted World. Doesn't this strike anyone else as a bit odd, the weapons of all of these various knights? It was believed that this place is protected to keep bandits and theives from stealing from the grave, yet what is their to steal? The only things that can be gained here are the Sword of Artorias, and his covenant. Now you might say those are worth protecting, here's a big question. Sif has claimed the lives of many here, supposedly. So why does there need to be a band of hunters here, to deter people from Sif maybe? Or to test them? I've actually wondered if this entire area for a time is actually an entire proving ground, and that maybe the Non-Respawning Knight had something to do with it. I mean really, to get the Covenant of Artorias, you need to fight, Giant Cats, Tree Monsters, a Hydra, and a band of hunters who all work together against you. Finally, you have to fight a gigantic wolf that can easily break through a person's shield, and is extremely deadly. Isn't this a bit of overkill? Shouldn't any of these one things really be enough, why is this so worth protecting? Alvina doesn't seem too keen on Sif either, and again the Graveyard holds two things of importance. The sword and ring. Alvina might do this out of her friendship and platonic love for Artorias, but she just never struck me as the type. She is devious, believes in killing by any means, and claiming things from the dead. Why would someone like this care so much about the belongings of a dead person or their grave for sentimental value? Another thing of Interest, this is where the Grave of Artorias is found correct? It is also where, other graves are found. You might say, these are the graves of tresspassers. But, they're all extremely old and worn. As well, who could build these graves, bury bodies, and place markers amongst a battlefield where swords pierce the earth? Sif doesn't let any near. I believe this was actually a grave to Knights, and that Artorias was merely given a grave here as well.
I'll post more in just a bit, was just hoping I could get some feedback on what I have so far, I hope I'm not grasping at too many straws. :oops: