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Covenant: Forest Hunter

Discover Forest Hunter covenant.

Covenant: Forest Hunter0
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Carlos AgainCarlos Again148,740
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The forest covenant is located inside the Darkroot Garden. There are two ways to reach the covenant. There is a back entrance, that you can find by following the shore harboring the Hydra (Near the giants, and the Havel tower). Alternatively, you can buy a seal from the blacksmith in the Undead Parish area to unlock the large sealed door, which blocks off the covenant area; the seal costs 20,000 souls.

You should know you are close to the covenant, when you enter an area with human enemies. After they are dispatched (or avoided), you need to enter the crumbling stone building that they gather around. It should be easy to spot with a little exploration around the area. Inside the building, you should see a strange rat/cat monster sitting in the windowsill. Talk to it, and respond with yes. You should then be asked if you want to join the covenant. Achievement unlocked!

You can enter the Darkroot Garden area, through the large doorway adjacent to the Undead Parish blacksmith. The area is guarded by a Titanium Demon.
Buxfan02While talking to the cat I said no, and the cat wouldn't talk to me anymore. Thought it was a glitch so started pressing random buttons and accidentally hit him with a fire spell. He threatened me then disappeared. Any way I can still join his covenant?
Posted by Buxfan02 on 10 Oct 11 at 22:42
Carlos AgainYou might try to absolve your sins, but seeing as how the cat disappeared that might not work.
Posted by Carlos Again on 11 Oct 11 at 00:20
d3ath 1oMinGI've been told there is a second entrance way into this section of the Darkroot Garden.
After defeating the Hydra in the Darkroot Basic, there is a secret entrance behind the waterfall near the Hydra's original location. Saves you 20,000 souls.
Posted by d3ath 1oMinG on 11 Oct 11 at 03:19
CincaidJust a comment on your solution: You don't HAVE to join the covenant to get the achievement, since all the covenant achievements are just to "discover" them, not joining them. I'm a member of the Way of White covenant, and when the prompt came up "Do you wish to leave your current covenant to join this one?" the achievement popped for me, and I could answer "No". I could even talk to the cat again, being asked the same thing, so answering "No" to that perticular question doesn't piss her off.

Keep in mind that the first time you talk to her you have to answer "Yes" to her questions however, otherwise you'll piss her off. But to the final question, wether you want to join or not, you can safely answer "No".

Sorry if I'm confusing you, english is not my main language.
Posted by Cincaid on 14 Oct 11 at 10:54
Carlos AgainIf you read my more detailed explanation in the second paragraph, you will notice how I put "achievement unlocked!", right after "You should then be asked if you want to join the covenant.".

I think it just sounds more direct and better for a first paragraph, if I put you need to join, rather than you need to be asked to join. The fact that it is still shown as a secret achievement probably means a lot of people just want to know what the basic requirement is.
Posted by Carlos Again on 14 Oct 11 at 16:20
Carlos AgainAlthough I think I will change it to discover, rather than join, by your advise.
Posted by Carlos Again on 14 Oct 11 at 16:24
CincaidHehe, good enough mate. Still recommended your solution. :)
Posted by Cincaid on 14 Oct 11 at 18:46
MeiphoraI would also suggest that you go there offline. Peolpe that join this convenant receive a ring that allows the leader of the covenant to summon anyone that is wearing the ring to the convenant ground whenever a human player is nearing the location. In short, other people that are part of this convenant already will invade your world and try to kill you. When you are offline you only deal with ghost. As a perk for those that join, killing player when summoned nets you about 1000 souls and a green titanite shard for magic upgrade of weapons.
Posted by Meiphora on 16 Oct 11 at 07:24
JadedJontyI can confirm d3ath's comment - there's an alternate way to Alvina (the talking cat). Near the hydra there's a waterfall with a ladder next to it. Climb up, cross a rope bridge, up another ladder and across a stone bridge. There are three large cat enemies to beat (non-respawning); once you've passed them, there's a small ruined building in this area with yet another bridge that will take you directly to Alvina.
Posted by JadedJonty on 16 Oct 11 at 11:29
airjediNot realizing that the cat was the way to the covenant I answered "no" to the first question posed by the cat and it won't bring up the dialogue option to join the covenant now. Any way to get this up now or am I going ot have to wait till my next play through?
Posted by airjedi on 20 Oct 11 at 04:46
Carlos AgainYou might try to absolve your sins, but seeing as how the cat disappeared that might not work. (copy-pasted from my reply in the second comment.)
Posted by Carlos Again on 20 Oct 11 at 05:42
fbsartsIf you say "No" the cat doesn't disappear. It does if you try to kill it. So, maybe, there's hope in the absolvation: pay the guy at the fist bell you rang, just remember that could be expensive (2000 souls X your level)!!!
Posted by fbsarts on 22 Oct 11 at 03:04
fbsartsCONFIRMED! If you said "no" to the cat, but then pay to be absolved at the first bell tower, then you can talk again to the cat and choose "yes", unlocking the achievement... :-D
Posted by fbsarts on 24 Oct 11 at 18:23
Carlos AgainAwesome, thanks for the information
Posted by Carlos Again on 24 Oct 11 at 18:57
SkyPaweland mine is glitched.... :( I got to the cat using alternative route (ladder near hydra), I did not pay 20k for the seal. I answered first question "yes". Now, the stupid cat keeps asking me if I want to join the covenant and achievement does not pop! (I keep answering no, I do not want to join). Is the 20k, that I did not pay, the problem?
Posted by SkyPawel on 06 Nov 11 at 19:12
XellizIf you get to Alvina from the ladder near the Hydra DON'T join the covenent without killing all the humans in the forest 1st. There is an issue where one of the members somehow falls of a cliff and dies. The game awards you 2000 souls and registers this as you betraying the covenant.

This happened to me and then I went online to look for information and sure enough it was noted on a wiki.
Posted by Xelliz on 07 Nov 11 at 14:31
Shred Asics 13SkyPawel - I freaked out over this too. You actually have to say yes twice before the discover achievement pops. So the THIRD yes or no question is when you actually get the join. I thought it was the 2nd time too..
Posted by Shred Asics 13 on 03 Dec 11 at 06:10
xWalkingDiseaseMap - Great if you use the ladder.
Posted by xWalkingDisease on 16 Aug 12 at 19:25
NeonCthulhuCultSo, I think I mistook the cheshire cat for a enemy and watched it disappear. Is it impossible to get it?
Posted by NeonCthulhuCult on 14 Jan 13 at 00:01
Shadow XBLugh. I also said "no" because I didn't want to accidentally join. Now he won't speak to me.
Posted by Shadow XBL on 03 Mar 14 at 20:57
Shadow XBL500 x 71SL = 35500. I beat Seath so I paid off my sins and got this achieve.
Posted by Shadow XBL on 04 Mar 14 at 18:55
Sneaky G WizardLet's say you accidentally shot an arrow at this guy thinking he was an enemy... are you totally screwed?
Posted by Sneaky G Wizard on 18 Jun 14 at 12:19
Shadow XBLno. you have to pay off your sins in the bell tower after the gargoyles. There is a guy there. It's 500 X your soul level. Then you can go back to him and join.
Posted by Shadow XBL on 18 Jun 14 at 14:43
Sneaky G Wizard^Thank god, I really appreciate the help. He just ran off and I was like... uh oh.

I suppose it doesn't resurrect killed NPC's? Again, let's pretend that I mistook them for enemies and killed one or two. I got so fed up of being killed I don't give anyone the time to attack me lol
Posted by Sneaky G Wizard on 18 Jun 14 at 15:10
XxP1KExXWow 27,000 souls to be absolved? It went from 3,000 to 27,000? Jesus! How do people level up in this game?
Posted by XxP1KExX on 18 Nov 15 at 05:26
XxP1KExXWow 27,000 souls to be absolved? It went from 3,000 to 27,000? Jesus! How do people level up in this game?
Posted by XxP1KExX on 18 Nov 15 at 19:25