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The Forlorn are supporting antagonists in Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin. They are a race of invading dark spirits determined to kill the player to steal their souls and claim their world.


The Forlorn are creations of Lord Aldia, born from his infatuation with the First Sin. The Forlorn lost not only their corporeal form but a world for them to call their home. They drift through other worlds in search of a new home.

Throughout the Bearer of the Curse's journey through the kingdom of Drangleic, the Forlorn invade them across the regions to steal their world for themselves. They commonly come equipped with greatswords, while stronger Forlorn come with scythes capable of penetrating shields. With only a few exceptions, the Forlorn are able to invade the player in any area in the game. In Aldia's Keep, the Forlorn instead appear when the player lights four torches in the area.


  • Forest of Fallen Giants: Near the Place Unbeknownst bonfire, the Soldiers' Rest bonfire, or the field where Pate is encountered.
  • The Lost Bastille: Near the Exile Holding Cell bonfire, near McDuff's Workshop, or the bridge leading to Sinners' Rise.
  • Huntsman's Corpse: Past the bridge from the Bridge Approach bonfire.
  • Harvest Valley: In the cave containing Lonesome Gavlan.
  • Earthen Peak: In the small area containing poison jars next to the Lower Earthen Peak bonfire, or the hallway leading to the room before facing Mytha.
  • Iron Keep: On the bridge leading to the Keep's entrance or outside of the Ironhearth Hall bonfire, on the ledge leading to the square platform.
  • Shaded Woods: Within the misty section with the invisible Forest Guardians or the large field outside of the Shaded Ruins bonfire.
  • Brightstone Cove Tseldora: Around Ornifex's house or the spider pit leading to Freja.
  • Black Gultch: Between the first tar pits and the two Razorback Nightcrawlers.
  • Drangleic Castle: At the castle's entrance.
  • Shrine of Amana: On the path leading from the building ruins holding the Crumbled Ruins bonfire.
  • Undead Crypt: In the room with two Leydia Witches and Undead Prisoners.
  • Aldia's Keep: Four can be encountered, spawning close to where each of the four lit torches are. Unlike other encounters, these are not counted as invaders.
  • Brume Tower: At the top of the tower where the first Ashen Idol is found or near the Foyer bonfire.
  • Frozen Eleum Loyce: At the square with the fountain and Frost Hounds, or the walkway with ballistae and Wall Watchmen.


  • The Scythe and Greatsword of the Forlorn increase in scale with the player's hollowing.
  • The Forlorn have a higher chance of invading the player if they lost a large number of souls by dying.
  • Straid of Olaphis will sell Forlorn weapons and armor based on how many Forlorn the player has defeated. Up to five Forlorn must be defeated to acquire all equipment.


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Dark Souls
Bed of Chaos | Four Kings | Gravelord Nito | Gwyn | Seath the Scaleless

Asylum Demon | Chaos Witch Quelaag | Channelers | Dark Sun Gwyndolin | Darkstalker Kaathe | Demons | Dragonslayer Ornstein | Executioner Smough | Gaping Dragon | Hollows | Iron Golem | Knight Lautrec of Carim | Petrus of Thorolund | Pinwheel | Trusty Patches

Artorias of the Abyss
Black Dragon Kalameet | Knight Artorias | Manus

Dark Souls II
Monarchy of Drangleic
Aldia | Nashandra | Vendrick

Old Ones
Freja | Lost Sinner | Old Iron King | The Rotten

Covetous Demon | Creighton the Wanderer | Darklurker | Demon of Song | Executioner's Chariot | Forlorn | Giant Lord | Mild-Mannered Pate | Mytha | Prowling Magus | The Pursuer | Scorpioness Najika | Skeleton Lords | Smelter Demon | Titchy Gren | Velstadt

The Lost Crowns
Burnt Ivory King | Covetous Demon | Elana | Fume Knight | Nadalia | Sinh | Smelter Demon

Dark Souls III
Lords of Cinder
Abyss Watchers | Aldrich | Lorian and Lothric | Soul of Cinder | Yhorm the Giant

Church of the Deep
Archdeacon Royce | Archdeacon McDonnell | Dancer | Pontiff Sulyvahn | Vordt

Curse-rotted Greatwood | High Lord Wolnir | Iudex Gundyr | Nameless King | Oceiros | Old Demon King | Yuria of Londor

Ashes of Ariandel and The Ringed City
Darkeater Midir | Demon Prince | Father Ariandel | Sir Vilhelm | Sister Friede | Slave Knight Gael

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