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           |         Demon's Souls Item Location Guide        |
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           |      Author: stuntwill (stuntwill@hotmail.com)   |
           |      PSN ID: Matakage                            |
           |      Version: 1.01                               |
           |      Latest Revision: 12/25/09                   |
           |      Platform: Playstation 3                     |
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Table of Contents
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* Introduction and Purpose of Guide
* Weapon and Shield Locations
 - Daggers
 - Straight Swords
 - Large Swords
 - Curved Swords
 - Katana
 - Rapier
 - Axe
 - Large Axe
 - Hammer
 - Fist Weapon
 - Pole Weapon
 - Spear
 - Bow
 - Crossbow
 - Catalyst
 - Talisman
 - Shield
 - Large Shield
* Merchant Locations
* FAQ
* Revision Information
* Credits/Copyright Information

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| Introduction and Purpose of Guide |
+-----------------------------------+

   The purpose of this guide is to give the location of "common" or
"found" items in the game.

* A "common" item is a regular weapon that can be upgraded along various
  paths by a blacksmith using ore.
* A "found" item is an item that can simply be picked up off the map.
  They occur once per game cycle and are sometimes already upgraded.

  When someone makes a new character in Demon's Souls they most likely
have an idea of what they want that character to be, and they want to
obtain the necessary equipment as soon as possible. I began writing down
this information in preparation of my future playthroughs of the game,
and thought it would be useful to give this information to the
www.gamefaqs.com community as well. This guide is intended to give the
easiest and fastest way of obtaining items, but not every single way. 
If you believe you know a simpler way of getting an item, please let me
know and you'll be credited for your help. Also, if you spot any errors,
or you don't feel that my description of an item location wasn't
specific enough, let me know as well.
   In the future I may include locations of rings, armor, and valuable
or rare weapons, but I didn't feel that was necessary since that infor-
mation can be found easily elsewhere. It is my understanding that infor-
mation provided in this guide cannot be easily obtained elsewhere.

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| Weapon and Shield Locations       |
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Daggers        | Stage | Location/NPC/Monster       | Merchant            
========================================================================
Dagger         |  1-1  | Available immediately      | Blacksmith Boldwin
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Secret Dagger  |  3-1  | Locked cell, Prison of Hope West 4F
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Parrying       |  3-1  | Found with Rogue's equip. Prison of Hope East,
Dagger         |       | 2F. Enter closed gate near 1st prisoner horde.
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Straight Swords| Stage | Location/NPC/Monster       | Merchant 
========================================================================
Short Sword    |  1-1  | Available immediately      | Blacksmith Boldwin
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Long Sword     |  1-1  |                            | Dregling Merchant
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Dragon Long    |  2-2  | Found in tunnel maze.      |
Sword +1       |       |                            |
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Knight Sword   |  1-3  |                            | Dregling merchant
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Broad Sword    |  1-2  |                            | Dregling merchant
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Broken Sword   |  5-2  | Left swamp area on mound near black phantom.
               |       | (Also a rare drop from 1-1 dreglings.)
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Large Swords   | Stage | Location/NPC/Monster       | Merchant 
========================================================================
Bastard Sword  |  1-1  | Exposed beneath wreckage of|
               |       | very first iron ball trap  |
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Claymore       |  1-1  | Possible drop from 2-      | Dregling Merchant
               |       | handed blue-eyes knight    | (area 1-2)
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Flamberge      |  3-2  | Clearly visible on ledge near first crossbow-
               |       | wielding gargoyle encountered
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Great Sword    |  1-3* | Corpse outside Dregling    |
               |       | merchant room              |
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Curved Swords  | Stage | Location/NPC/Monster       | Merchant 
========================================================================
Scimitar       |  1-1  | Windowed hallway by grass  | Graverobber Blige
               |       | behind 2-handed knight     |
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Falchion       |       |                            | Graverobber Blige
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Crescent       |  4-1  | Guarded by dual wielding   | 
Falchion +1    |       | red-eyes black skeleton    |
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Kilij          |  4-1  | Ground near Vanguard,      |
               |       | rare drop from skeletons   |
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Shotel         |  4-1  | Common drop from skeleton  |
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Katana         | Stage | Location/NPC/Monster       
========================================================================
Uchigatana     |  4-1  | Ground behind Vanguard, rare drop from black
               |       | skeletons
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Rapier         | Stage | Location/NPC/Monster       | Merchant 
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Mail Breaker   |  1-1  | Dark corridor to the right | 
               |       | past first fog             |
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Rapier         |  3-1  |                            | Royal's wife
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Estoc          |  3-1  | Outside of Prison of Hope  |
               |       | East, 1F                   |
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Spiral Rapier  |  3-2  | Rare drop from gargoyle    |
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Mercury Rapier |  3-1  | On ledge across from arrow |
+1             |       | trap                       |
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Axe            | Stage | Location/NPC/Monster       | Merchant 
========================================================================
Battle Axe     |  1-1  | Available immediately      | Blacksmith Boldwin
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Crushing       |  2-1  | Up first elevator leading  |
Battle Axe +1  |       | to rock-throwing miners    |
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Guillotine Axe |  1-1  | Black Phantom Miralda (need pure black WT).
               |       | Also rare drop from axe-wielding enemies.
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Large Axe      | Stage | Location/NPC/Monster       | Merchant 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Half-moon axe  |       | Possible drop from         | Dregling Merchant
               |       | Fat Official               | (in 1-3)
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Great Axe      |  2-2  | Take high path and jump    |
               |       | down towards Patches       |
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Hammer         | Stage | Location/NPC/Monster       | Merchant 
========================================================================
Club           |  1-1  |                            | Dregling Merchant
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Mace           |  5-1  |                            | Filthy Woman
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Blessed Mace +1|  5-1  | Near crystal gecko, past kickable bridge going
               |       | to plague rats. Need to jump down from above
               |       | to reach this area.
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Morning Star   |  5-1  | Near flame-spear depraved one above the first
               |       | bridge you can kick down.
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War Pick       |  5-1  |                            | Filthy Woman
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Pick Axe       |  2-1  | Small room up some stairs  | Filthy Man
               |       | past first fat official    |
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Great Club     |  2-1  | Across collapsing plank past 2nd fog just
               |       | before the rock-throwing miners.
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Fist Weapon    | Stage | Location/NPC/Monster
========================================================================
Iron Knuckles  |  2-2  | Possible drop from fist miners
               |       | (probably will drop on 2-1, also)
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Claws          |  3-1  | Locked cell, Prison of Hope West 4F
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Hands of God   |  2-2  | Corpse right before Flame- |
               |       | lurker. Also dropped by    |
               |       | blacksmiths with killed.   |
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Pole Weapon    | Stage | Location/NPC/Monster       | Merchant 
========================================================================
Halberd        |       | Rare drop by enemies with  | Filthy Woman
               |       | halberds.                  |
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Mirdan Hammer  |  2-2  | Rare drop, pickaxe miners  
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War Scythe     |  5-2  | On mound, left side of swamp, near black
               |       | phantom. Also dropped by 4-2 grim reapers.
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Spear          | Stage | Location/NPC/Monster       | Merchant 
========================================================================
Short Spear    |  1-1  |                            | Dregling Merchant
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Winged Spear   |  1-2  | Above-ground walkway that gets attacked by the
               |       | the dragon. Also possible drop from red eyes
               |       | shield and spear knight.
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Bow            | Stage | Location/NPC/Monster       | Merchant 
========================================================================
Short Bow      |       |                            | Graverobber Blige
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Long Bow       |       |                            | Graverobber Blige
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Comp. Short Bow|  1-2  | On 2nd archer tower        |
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Comp. Long Bow |  4-1  | Archer above near Vanguard |
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White Bow      |  4-2  | Found in secret area past the invisible wall
               |       | from the entry left of the grim reaper.
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Crossbow       | Stage | Location/NPC/Monster       | Merchant 
========================================================================
Light Crossbow |  1-1  | Jump down from ledge near  | Dregling merchant
               |       | first sword-shield knight  |
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Heavy Crossbow |  3-1  | At entrance to walkway leading to Rydell's 
               |       | prison cell. (Believe it's just past 2nd fog)
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Gargoyle C.bow |  3-2  | Rare drop by Gargoyle with crossbow.
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Catalyst       | Stage | Location/NPC/Monster       | Merchant 
========================================================================
Wooden Catalyst|  1-2  | Atop one of the towers     | Royal's Wife
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Silver Catalyst|  3-1  | Upper walkway leading to False Idol cathedral
               |       | from first spiral tower staircase.
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Talisman       | Stage | Location/NPC/Monster       | Merchant 
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Talisman of God|  4-1  | End of castle wall right   | Filthy Woman
               |       | before the first fog.      |
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Shield         | Stage | Location/NPC/Monster       | Merchant 
========================================================================
Slave's Shield |  1-1  | Common drop by Dreglings   | Dregling merchant
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Wooden Shield  |       |                            | Dregling merchant
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Leather Shield |       |                            | Graverobber Blige
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Soldier's Sh.  |       |                            | Dregling merchant
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Buckler        |       |                            | Royal's Wife
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Heater Shield  |       |  Available immediately     | Blacksmith Boldwin
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Dark Heater    |  2-2  | Behind "filthy man"        |
Shield +2      |       | merchant.                  |
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Knight Shield  |  1-3  | Dropped by knights         |  Dregling merchant
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Kite Shield    |       | Dropped by knights         |
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Spiked Shield  |  1-2  | On second section of path  |
               |       | attacked by red dragon.    |
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Large Shield   | Stage | Location/NPC/Monster
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Adjudicator's  |  4-1  | Guarded by black skeleton past second fog.
Shield         |       |             
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Purple Flame   |  1-1  | The "Dragon's Roost" (where the dragons*
Shield         |       | are resting). Also possible drop from red eyes
               |       | shield and spear knight*
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Steel Shield   |  2-1  | In boxes behind group of rock-throwing miners
               |       | after second fog.
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| Merchant Locations               |
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I figured that since I'm listing merchants as a source of items (and
sometimes the only source) it would only be fair to give the locations
of the merchants as well. I'm not listing merchants not mentioned
in this guide.
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Merchant          | Location
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Blacksmith Boldwin| Nexus
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Dregling Merchant | 1-1 Past first fog down path blocked with wood to
                  |     the right of first halberd soldier encountered.
                  |-----------------------------------------------------
                  | 1-2 Take the stairs to the lower level of the path
                  |     and follow it to the end towards Tower Knight.
                  |-----------------------------------------------------
                  | 1-3 2nd story of building to the right of the stair
                  |     case with fire-boulder trap; right before first
                  |     fog.
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Filthy Man        | 2-1 Immediately seen sitting in pile of rubble
                  |-----------------------------------------------------
                  | 2-2 Sitting in rubble close to where you find find
                  |     Patches.
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Royal's Wife      | 3-1 Prison of Hope East - 4F. Follow the singing!
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Graverobber Blige | 4-1 Locked in cell beyond invisible wall. Get key
                  |     from corpse in the castle wall, explore area
                  |     beneath skeleton archer above near Vanguard.
                  |-----------------------------------------------------
                  | 4-2 Easily spotted on way to first Grim Reaper.
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Filthy Woman      | 5-1 After first fog, below first group of
                  |     Giant Ticks encountered.
                  |-----------------------------------------------------
                  | 5-2 In Depraved One village immediately after
                  |     second fog.
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| FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions |
+----------------------------------+

Hopefully I'll make a useful FAQ section here and not one where the
author invents some stupid question for the sole purpose of answering
in a smart-a** way. I really hate that. How would I know what questions
are frequently asked unless you ask me questions?
Send questions to stuntwill@hotmail.com and put "Demon's Souls" in the
subject line so I notice it.

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Q: Where are all the awesome rare weapons in this guide?
A: I'm pretty sure that information could be obtained elsewhere easily
   so I didn't see the point in telling where they are. Besides, most
   of those items aren't "found" they're created, so naturally they
   shouldn't be in a guide that gives locations of items.
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Q: Why do you have a blank spot for (item)? The (monster) obviously
   drops it.
A: If a merchant is the simplest choice, I won't even bother putting
   what monsters will drop the item. The purpose here is to tell you the
   simplest way to get it, not every way to get it.
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Q: What's a "prisoner horde"?
A: It's the big ball of prisoners in stage 3 that shoots laser beams
   at you and cuts you up if you get too close.
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| Revision Information             |
+----------------------------------+

* 01/05/2010 - Changed formatting, fixed a few content errors.

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+----------------------------------+
| Credits/Copyright Information    |
+----------------------------------+

* Thanks very much to these people who provided me with additional
information and/or corrections:

 - Lolazox for the correction with the great sword location
 - Pwntang1223 for info on weapon drops.


This document was created entirely by stuntwill (stuntwill@hotmail.com,
PSN: Matakage).

This document may not be reproduced under any circumstances except for
personal private use. It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise
distributed publicly without advance written permission from me. Use of
this guide on any other web site or as a part of any public display is
strictly prohibited, and a violation of copyright.

Sites with permission to host or link this FAQ:
 - http://www.gamefaqs.com

It is probably also worth mentioning that all of the names of the items,
NPCs, etc., were taken from the official strategy guide. Many enemies
in the game are not given a name, so it was essential to reference this
for clarity when conveying information to the community. No information
was used from the official strategy guide other than names.

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