Puttering around the DLC. Got through Royal Wood once to pick up all the stuff and try to see the New World overlaid on it, unlocked the shortcut, got to Artorias and got him to 50% on the first try. Guess he's not much against sheer physical (Large Club +15). Decided I didn't really want to do multiple attempts on this character and finally managed to summon some help. We made short work of him, although I still don't know what it is he does when he does one of the two charging things. I know one is when you're supposed to beat on him, and the other is not, but I don't know which one's which. :P Regardless, he went down easy and I passed his soul on to Ciaran. Right outside - which I must say is a GREAT spot for PvP, because a) the bonfire is right there and b) it's unlikely you're staging a boss attempt - I got invaded and decided to stick around (spurred by the various PvP conversations going on around here :P). S/he was wielding a Great Scythe and I still had my heavy/Large Club on, so it turned out to be an overall fun - and ridiculous - fight, what with both of our moves so easily telegraphed. I think he ate two or three hits and died, got me once or twice too but my Leeroy armor saved me. Good times; pity it's the exception, but I *will* be sticking around for the next one to give it a benefit of doubt. Then I had to wait for my heart rate to drop to something survivable and I found some sort of invader sign that I can use (that's a first) and dragon remnants (dragon dust? something like that). I tried to get the dragon but summoning failed - at least it fails for both invaders and helpers :P Then made it through Oolacile and unlocked THAT shortcut and the starting Abyss bonfire, so I'll hopefully be wrapping up today. It's been ~60 hours and I still haven't warmed up to heavy weapons, so I'll be happy to just be done (the Kiln is open, just waiting). I might drop by the Painted World because at this point it should be relatively amusing to beat down those harpies that gave me so much trouble the first time, but mostly I'm looking forward to my next actual character (int/dex, light armor + katanas and other fast weapons probably). I'm so close to the end, it'd be silly not to wrap it up.