This is a guide on Characters and Merchants found in the Demon's Souls Remake for PS5. Read on to know more about these characters where can they be found in the game, and what items they can sell you!
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This is a list of all the characters found in the game. Interacting with them can change the course of your game. You can even kill some of these characters for some drops or as part of a quest.
Click on the links below to quickly access the desired character:
The Maiden in Black
|Nexus: Main Area
She is your main guide in the Nexus. Once the major demon Phalanx has been defeated, you can talk to her to increase your soul level.
|Crestfallen Warrior||Nexus: Upper Section
He provides information about the Nexus. He will grow more depressed throughout the course of the game and will eventually disappear and leave behind a collectible blue flame.
|Patches, the Hyena||Stonefang Tunnel 2-2: In the area with Bearbugs, Shrine of Storms 4-2, Nexus: Just by the Tower of Latria Archstone
Patches will try and trick you on multiple occasions, but ultimately he sells many things cheaper than anywhere else. He is also one of the targets Mephistopheles will ask you to assassinate, and you can kill him very early on but be warned - he is the only merchant that sells Heavy Arrows.
|Freke's Apprentice||Nexus: Magician's corner
He is located just behind the Valley of Defilement Archstone. He can teach and change magic spells you memorized but you need a minimum of 10 Intelligence and Magic to learn them. He is one of the characters that Mephistopheles will ask you to assassinate.
|Stockpile Thomas||Nexus: Main Area
Thomas is useful as he stores your items including ores (99 max) and ammunitions (999 max). Storing the ores is particularly useful since you don't need to bring them to the blacksmith when upgrading. To acquire the Ring of Herculean Strength, speak to him until all conversations run out then give him the Jade Hair Ornament to acquire the item.
|Blacksmith Boldwin||Nexus: Main Area
He is the primary blacksmith before reaching Blacksmith Ed. He sells a few items, performs repairs, and applies basic upgrades.
|Mephistopheles||Nexus: 2nd floor
To get her to appear in the Nexus, you have to rescue Yurt and attain Pure Black Character Tendency. Mephistopheles offer a list of targets for you to assassinate, each one with their own rewards. See our character page on Mephistopheles for more details. Once all targets are dead, speaking to her will cause Mephistopheles to attack you.
|Ostrava of Boletaria||Boletarian Palace 1-1: Just by Dreglings, Boletarian Palace 1-2: Surrounded by Soldiers equipped with Crossbows, Boletarian Palace 1-3: Fighting two Red Eyes Knights, Boletarian Palace 1-4: Black Phantom form, on the way to the False King, Nexus: Sitting on a wooden beam
You need to rescue him several times and in the end, you will get the Mausoleum Key. He is one of the targets that Mephistopheles asks you to assassinate. However, if you want to kill him, do so before he gets himself killed.
|Biorr of the Twin Fangs||Boletarian Palace 1-2: In a cell, Boletarian Palace 1-3: Helps against the Penetrator, Boletarian Palace 1-4: Helps against the Blue Flying Dragon, Nexus: Just by the Valley of Defilement Archstone
In order to bring Biorr to the Nexus, you need to rescue him first. Look at our character page to find out how to rescue Biorr. Note that Biorr disappears from the game cycle upon defeating the Blue Flying Dragon at Boletarian Palace, Stage 1-4. If you want to kill him, do so before defeating the Blue Flying Dragon. He is one of the characters that Mephistopheles will ask you to assassinate.
|Yuria, The Witch||Boletarian Palace 1-3: Guarded by a Fat Official, Nexus: Magician's corner
Yuria, The Witch can teach most advanced magic spells but will require Demon's Souls. To include her in the Nexus, you have to rescue her first. Look at our character page to find out how to rescue Yuria, The Witch. She is one of the characters that Mephistopheles will ask you to assassinate.
|Executioner Miralda||Boletarian Palace 1-1: Execution Grounds
She will only appear if your World Tendency is either Pure White or Pure Black, as a human in White and a Black Phantom in Black. This will open the route to the Execution Grounds. Depending on which World Tendency you encounter her, her drops will change.
|Old King Doran||Boletarian Palace 1-1: Mausoleum
To get access to this NPC, you will need to get the Mausoleum Key from Ostrava first. He will ask you to a duel after rescuing him, allowing you access to the Demonbrandt.
|Dregling Merchant||1-1: Just by Ostrava, 1-2: Just behind some dogs, 1-3: On the upper level of a building guarded by a Red Eyes Knight.
The Dregling Merchant moves to the next stage upon killing the major demons in 1-1 and 1-2.
|Blacksmith Ed||Stonefang Tunnel 2-1: At the base of the moving platform
In order to reach Ed, you need to activate the moving platform in the aforementioned location. He can do all kinds of upgrades using any ore include special ones. But in order to do the special forging using Demon's Souls, you need to talk to him several times until he says something about the 'ultimate ore'. After that, give him the Searing Demon Soul from the Flamelurker to unlock the forging of special weapons.
|Scirvir, the Wanderer||Stonefang Tunnel 2-2: Past some Crystal Lizards and a blocked tunnel
He will only appear if your World Tendency is either Pure White or Pure Black. Depending on which World Tendency you encounter him, his drops will change.
|Filthy Man||2-1: Near Archstone, 2-2: In the same area where you found Patches
He is a merchant who sells items that provide restoring properties, as well as basic materials used for upgrading equipment.
|Sage Freke, The Visionary||Tower of Latria 3-1: In a cell on the 3rd floor East section, Nexus: Magician's corner
Sage Freke, The Visionary can teach basic and intermediate magic spells but some require Demon's Souls. To find him in the Nexus, you have to rescue him first. Look at our character page to find out how to rescue Sage Freke. He is one of the characters that Mephistopheles will ask you to assassinate.
|Rydell||Tower of Latria 3-1: Inside a cell on the 2nd floor West section
Depending on the state of World Tendency, Rydell's form and location changes.
|Yurt, The Silent Chief||Tower of Latria 3-2: In a cage, Nexus: 2nd floor
In order to bring Biorr to the Nexus, you need to rescue him first. Look at our walkthrough page to find out how to rescue Biorr. If you leave Yurt alone, he will begin assassinating the people on Mephistopheles' list. If you want to avoid this, kill him where you rescued him or once he appears in the Nexus.
|Former Noble's Wife||3-1: Inside a room on the 4th floor
She is a merchant that sells healing and magical items along with rings.
|Saint Urbain||Shrine of Storms, Nexus: Disciples' corner
Saint Urbain can teach all miracles but some require Demon's Souls. To find him in the Nexus, you have to rescue him first. Look at our character page to find out how to rescue Saint Urbain. He is one of the characters that Mephistopheles will ask you to assassinate.
|Master Satsuki||Shrine of Storms 4-1
Upon meeting him, you will begin a quest to help him acquire the Magic Sword Makoto. Whether you give it to him or not, you will still get a chance to keep the sword (battling him or not showing him the sword at all). Depending on the state of the World Tendency, Satsuki may appear in his living body form or as a Black Phantom.
|Graverobber Blige||4-1: In a cell unlockable with a Copper Key, 4-2: Just by the path as you go to the first Reaper (After defeating the major demon in 4-1)
He is one of the merchants in Demon's Souls. He has a variety of wares that players can choose from such as consumables, weapons, armor, and upgrade materials.
|Selen Vinland||Valley of Defilement 5-2: Just by the first Fog
Upon meeting her, you will begin a quest to help her look for her brother Garl Vinland. Defeating her will award the Blind.
|Filthy Old Woman||5-1: Near Giant Depraved One, Goes to 5-2 after defeating major demon in 5-1.
She is a merchant who sells items that provide restoring properties, as well as basic materials used for upgrading equipment.
Merchants sell a variety of items and will relocate when the major demon in the stage you found them in is defeated. Some of the items they sell are limited in quantity and will only reset after a new game cycle.
Attacking merchants makes them hostile to you and will remain that way for the rest of the game cycle. Killing them shifts the Character Tendency to Black. Merchants respawn and return to their normal behavior at the beginning of a new game cycle.
One of the first blacksmith you encounter and will offer some items including some weapons and ammunitions.
|Crescent Moon Grass||150||Fresh Spice||350|
|Ed's Sharpening Stone||2000||Dagger||700|
|Short Sword||1000||Battle Axe||1500|
|Bolt||30||Cracked Stone Eye||2800|
※1 Limited to 1
|Location||Nexus, near Tower of Latria Archstone after speaking with him in 2-2 or 4-2.|
Note that Patches, The Hyena is the only source of unlimited Heavy Arrows. Killing him when you use bows a lot may not be the best strategy.
|Half Moon Grass||300||Late Moon Grass||500|
|Full Moon Grass||1000||Fresh Spice||800|
|Archstone Shard||5000||Heavy Arrow||30|
|Heavy Bolt||40||Fragrant Ring※1||60000|
|Sticky White Slime||5000||Cat's Ring※1||40000|
|White Arrow※2||500||New Moon Grass||5000|
|Stone of Ephemeral Eyes※3||50000||Dark Moon Grass※4||10000|
※1 Limited to 1 | ※2 Limited to 30 | ※3 Limited to 3 | ※4 Limited to 5
|Location||1-1, just by Ostrava
1-2, just behind some dogs
1-3, on the upper level of a building guarded by a Red Eyes Knight.
The Dregling Merchant moves to the next stage upon killing the major demons in 1-1 and 1-2.
|Crescent Moon Grass||100||Half Moon Grass||400|
|Long Sword||1500||Light Crossbow||2000|
|Wooden Shield||500||Soldier's Shield||1000|
|Slave's Shield||200||Wooden Bolt||10|
|Plate Helmet||1000||Coat of Plate||1500|
|Plate Gauntlets||1200||Plate Leggings||1200|
|Late Moon Grass||800||Pine Resin||500|
|Bolt||20||Full Moon Grass||1600|
|Throwing Knife||100||Knight Sword||20000|
|Crescent Axe||10000||Knight's Shield||20000|
|Heavy Bolt||50||Large Brushwood Shield※1||50000|
|Brushwood Helmet※1||50000||Brushwood Armor※1||80000|
|Brushwood Gauntlets※1||60000||Brushwood Leggings※1||60000|
※1 Limited to 1
|Location||2-1, near Archstone
2-2, in the same area where you found Patches
|Crescent Moon Grass||150||Ed's Sharpening Stone||2000|
|Hardstone Shard||500||Sharpstone Shard||500|
|Pickaxe||500||Large Hardstone Shard||1500|
|Large Sharpstone Shard||1500||Clearstone Shard||3000|
|Location||3-1, 4th floor, inside a room|
|Full Moon Grass||1300||Fresh Spice||200|
|Aged Spice||1000||Noble's Lotus||400|
|Widow's Lotus||1000||Augite of Guidance||50|
|Black Bolt||100||Ring of Avarice※1||50000|
※1 Limited to 1
She will trade items with you but only with very specific items. Drop the items near her and once she takes it, go back to the Nexus and return to the same spot to find the item she traded for the item you dropped.
|Dropped Item||Item In Exchange|
|Soul Remains||10x White Arrows|
|Augite of Guidance||10x White Arrows|
|Mercurystone Shard||10x Full Moon Grass|
|Chunk of Mercurystone||10x New Moon Grass|
|Pure Mercurystone||10x Dark Moon Grass|
|Moonlightstone Shard||20x White Arrows|
|Chunk of Moonlightstone||40x White Arrows|
|Pure Moonlightstone||White Bow|
|Faintstone Shard||5x Shard of Archstone|
|Chunk of Faintstone||10x Sticky White Slime|
|Pure Faintstone||3x Stone of Ephemeral Eyes|
|Jade Hair Ornament||Regenerator's Ring|
|Brass Telescope||Fragrant Ring|
|Large Sword of Moonlight||Ring of Devout Prayer|
|Phosphorescent Pole||Ring of Magical Dullness|
|SIlver Coronet||Storied Hero Soul|
|Silver Bracelets||Storied Hero Soul|
|Talisman of God||Colourless Demon Soul|
|Gold Mask||Colourless Demon Soul|
all items have a Limit of 1
|Location||4-1, in cell unlockable with a Copper Key
After defeating the major demon in 41, he goes to 4-2, just by the path as you go to the first Reaper
|Half Moon Grass||400||Late Moon Grass||800|
|Fresh Spice||300||Souls Remains||500|
|Sticky White Slime※1||5000||Cloudstone Shard||3000|
|Short Bow||1500||Long Bow||3000|
|Wooden Arrows||5||Leather Cap||500|
|Leather Armor||1500||Leather Gloves||800|
|Darkmoonstone Shard||3000||Light Arrows||50|
|Fire Arrows||50||Holy Arrows||200|
※1 Limited to 2
|Location||5-1, near Giant Depraved One
Goes to 5-2 after defeating major demon in 5-1.
|Late Moon Grass||1000||Full Moon Grass||2000|
|Noble's Lotus||800||Widow's Lotus||2000|
|Black Pine Resin||1500||Mace||3000|
|Talisman of God||5000||Rotten Arrow||400|
|Chain Helm||2000||Chain Mail||4000|
|Chain Greaves||3000||Hard Leather Boots||3000|
|Stone of Ephemeral Eyes ※1||50000||Dark Moon Grass ※2||10000|
|Faintstone Shard||10000||Mirdan Helmet||5000|
|Mirdan Scale Mail||15000||Mirdan Gauntlets||10000|
※1Only sold while in Soul Form ※2 Limited to 3
Shifting the World Tendency to black will cause enemies to give more souls. Shifting the world tendency to black is great if you wish to farm souls to level up your characters.
|Alfred, Knight of the Tower
|Metas, Knight of the Lance
|Long Bow Oolan
|Ostrava of Boletaria
|Rune Sword, Rune Shield||12300|
|Scirvir, the Wanderer
|Talisman of Beasts||3880|
|Great Club Black Phantom (Male)
|x3 Dragonstone Chunk,||970|
|Great Club Black Phantom (Female)
|x3 Clearstone Chunk, Stone of Ephemeral Eyes, Black Eye Stone||1380|
|Baby's Nail Black Phantom
|x3 Moonlightstone Chunk, x2 Stone of Ephemeral Eyes, Black Eye Stone||1120|
|Uchigatana Black Phantom
|x3 Moonshadestone Chunks, Stone of Ephemeral Eyes Effects and How to Get, Black Eye Stone||1670|
|Meat Cleaver Black Phantom
|x3 Faintstone Chunk, x2 Stone of Ephemeral Eyes, Black Eye Stone||4690|
If you attack an NPC, they will be in hostile mode and will attack you. Be careful because you will not be able to talk to them or access their services.
If an NPC is hostile towards you, offer 25,000 souls to the Goddess Statue in the Nexus and the hostility of NPCs will be removed. You can also unlock other new features such as re-customizing your character's appearance.
|Which Starting Gift Should You Choose?||How to Upgrade Weapons|
|What Carries Over in New Game Plus?||Best Way to Progress the Game|
|Trophy List and Guide||Best Places to Farm Souls|
|Tips for Beginners||How to Get Pre-Order and Digital Deluxe Bonuses|
|List of Unique Weapons||Best Way to Use Demon's Souls|
|All Ring Locations||All Spell and Miracle Locations|
|Can You Change Your Appearance?||How to Level Up|
|How to Open the Secret Door||Best Rings|
|How to Obtain An Additional Magic Slot||Where to Find Upgrade Stones|
|Where to Find Crystal Lizards||Where to Find Primeval Demons|
|List of Characters and Merchants||Where to Find Saint Urbain|
|Where to Find Yuria, the Witch||Where to Find Sage Freke|
|Where to Find Sparkly the Crow||Where to Find Biorr of the Twin Fangs|
|Where to Find Scirvir, the Wanderer||Where to Find Yurt, the Silent Chief|
|Where to Find Mephistopheles|
|What Does Soul Level Do?||What Does Intelligence Do?|
|What Does Strength Do?||What Does Endurance Do?|
|What Does Vitality Do?||What Does Faith Do?|
|What Does Dexterity Do?||What Does Luck Do?|
|What Does Magic Do?||What is World Tendency?|
|What is Equipment Burden?||Online Multiplayer Guide|
|Parry and Riposte Guide||What is Fractured World?|
|List of Controls|
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