Last week, we say the first two of the Dark Souls II ‘Shield Design Contest’ which went down last May. Not only will these shields appear in game, but they are also being created by the French blacksmiths Armédia. Not only is that a huge honor but it’s just downright awesome. If all of that wasn’t enough, the winners of the shield designing contest also take home a colelctor’s edition of Dark Souls II.
These two winners are Alexandre Etiennes Jonathan Du Casse and Denis “DasHurz” Bachmaier. Alexandre’s Phoenix Parma is a rounded shield with the emblem of a phoenix. The flavor test says: “Greatshield of the king’s loyal knight Syan. The king commissioned this greatshield specially for his loyal knight, but Syan met his demise before its completion.”
Denis’ Sunlight Parma is a round shield honoring the Sunlight Warrior. The color alones makes me want to praise the sun. The flavor test says: “A small shield depicting a hero of yore. Perhaps these famed chapions are no more, or perhaps they have no desire appear in public view. But their very absence has made tales of their beave deeds all the more alluring, and this shiled memorializes one of their brethren.” Can you say, Solaire?
The last two shields will be revealed on January 31st, keep in tune!