Is the shortcut to Lost Izalith just automatically open now or is there a certain story point I have to pass first? --- Unofficial "That guy" of darn near everything. Peaceful days died. Let's survive.
The one before the Demon Firesage fog gate? I haven't used it in forever but if I remember right you have to open it each NG+. I could be wrong though. --- "How many times will these lambs rush to the slaughter? Well, let's get it over with." - Knight Lautrec the Embraced