Tower Shield Havel Dark Souls
Tower Shield Havel Dark Souls. Havel the Rock is a powerful opponent found at the bottom of the spiral watchtower leading up to the Taurus Demon in the Undead Burg, guarding the entrance to Darkroot Basin. He wields a massive dragon’s tooth hammer and tower shield while wearing heavy armor. While somewhat slow moving due to his heavy gear, his attacks deal incredible damage to unwary opponents, and his armor and shield protect him from all but the strongest counter attacks. Havel is aggressive, and will pursue you on sight a fairly far distance within the general confines of his tower.
Havel the Rock was a Bishop (later a knight) of the Way of the White Covenant, from Thorolund. It is unclear whether he was the head Bishop of the order or whether he deferred to Allfather Lloyd, the patriarch of Thorolund itself.
He is described as an Apostle to Allfather Lloyd, the Guardian of Law and Caste, and one of the great Royals of Thorolund. Havel was likely a member of Gwyn’s army during the Age of Fire, creating a question about why he deferred to Gwyn later in life. (Havel is not Gwyn’s uncle. The description of the White Seance Ring says: ” entrusted to the head bishop of the Way of White and apostle to Allfather Lloyd, uncle to Lord Gwyn”. The placement of the comma implies that Lord Gwyn’s uncle is Allfather Lloyd and not the head bishop of the Way of the White.)
He turned hollow later in life and was locked in the watchtower basement by ‘a dear friend,’ as stated on the flavour text of the watchtower basement key. There are two possibilities as to who this ‘dear friend’ could be. Some suggest it was the charred divine blacksmith in Darkroot Garden in the tower after the Moonlight Butterfly, an obvious candidate considering his skill at forging, his possible origins in Thorolund as a divine blacksmith and the fact that the watchtower basement key is found on his body. Others suggest that the ‘dear friend’ was Gwyn, before he himself turned hollow trying to protect Havel.