foe, after you beat the hydra, right behind you is a tall ladder, go up it, can't remember if you go up another or go across the bridge. but either way you go across a stone bridge and you will see 3 of them in the distance.
one is kind of sauntering around, sees you, charges you, dodge this as it will cause some good damage if it lands.
do you know how to get to darkroot basin? --- GT: MrWillBlack "This is Black, your welcome."
Alvina is a talking cat npc where I said and joining her covenant stop the enemies in that area from attacking you so far as I've seen. --- "I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds" - J. Robert Oppenheimer