Continue your journey with Prima's Dark Souls 2 Guide and Walkthrough!
Continue down the path you discovered at the end of part one of Prima's Dark Souls 2 guide, then head toward the dead knight to the left to find a Divine Blessing. Turn to the left and head into the opening just ahead. Make your way through the winding tunnels, then pick up Lifegems and Homeward Bones just beyond the knight on the left. Go up the stairs and into the structure. Open the door on the left, defeat the enemy inside and pick up the item to obtain several Lloyd's Talismans.
Head back the way you came and continue down the path. Light the bonfire in the next area, then speak with the woman in black to the right of the bonfire, near the cliff. This allows you to level up at bonfires, and you receive the Estus Flask healing item.
Move in the opposite direction, toward the hut to the left. Speak to the man who's locked out, then head around to the right of the hut to find Soul of a Nameless Soldier and Lifegem. Head across to the far left to find another Lifegem under a tent. Enter the doorway to the right of the tent, then head down the stairs and into the hallway on the right. Open the coffer in the middle of the winding stairway to obtain a Crimson Parma.
Make your way down the stairs and continue forward to pull the lever ahead. Head through the newly opened door and grab the item at the end to obtain a Soul of a Lost Undead and a Broken Thief Sword. Head back the way you came and up the stairs to the right to find another lever to pull.
Head back out to the camp and turn left to go up the hill. Kneel before the stone to join the Company of Champions covenant. To the left of the stone are more Homeward Bones. Go back to the bonfire and head to the far right to find another hallway. Head around the corner to the right to find another coffer that holds a Rusted Coin.
Continue down the hallway, then through the left passage and pull the lever at the end to open the gate. Head down the path and across the bridge, then head left and across the plank to the immediate left. Open the chest at the end to find a Human Effigy. Jump across to the area behind the chest to find another Homeward Bone and a Soul of a Lost Undead. Continue down the river to enter the Forest of the Fallen Giants.