Ugh, that's the most fun. Er, that is, the worst. :D Well, thanks to this thread I have mostly gotten off my irrational fear of invaders. I just move on now and see what happens. Tonight I had a gentleman in the depths who's clearly been to the Catacombs already drop by when I was pummeling the giant rat with soul arrows. I thought about it briefly and decided waiting for him was boring, so I moved on. Dropped into the area where giant rats are, saw him approaching, took a swipe at him, he took a swipe at me, then the rats were on me. He was pleasant enough to stand back and wait to see what would happen, but alas in the panic of 3 larger and more aggressive rats than I expected (am I imagining things or are there 4 different sizes of rats down there?) I died. Because DARK SOULS. But the difference is, *I* set the pace this time instead of just waiting for him to find me. Sure, this guy was nice and let me get myself killed whereas someone else might fire off soul arrows from out of reach while rats gnaw my face - but that really IS just Dark Souls, isn't it. You guys suck. You're making me DEAL WITH IT.