Darkest Dungeon Presents: The Occultist

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Darkest Dungeon Presents: The Occultist

Darkest Dungeon releases next week! On September 27th players on the Playstation 4 and Playstation VITA will begin to learn the truth of our Ancestor’s past. Keeping in line with last week, we are releasing another issue of our Darkest Dungeon Presents comic series. These comics tell the back story of the various classes the players can use in parties as they explore the dungeons around the Hamlet. Issue #8 features The Occultist.

 

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Previous Issues

These wouldn’t be possible without an amazing collaboration with Trudi Castle. Each of these comics are written by our very own Chris Bourassa and Trudi is bringing them to life. Trudi has an amazing portfolio and we couldn’t be more excited for this collaboration.

As we run up to September 27th and the release on Playstation Network we have some more one more comic to share, so stay tuned!

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    HeirofMisfortune
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    And so Alhazred walks into Many-Pillared Irem and passes some sort to prove himself worthy…after all the various skulls on the ground and the charred remains of a skeleton holding a skull with a candle might imply that the Occultist’s patron tends to be rather…choosy…about who it decides to associate with.

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    FuriouSherman
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    Nice. Little did the Heart know that the one it gave its power to would ultimately be one of those who’d bring about its demise. Though that does raise a question: If the Heart gave the Occultist his power, then why not take that power away once he started working against the Heart?

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    theblazingsun
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    Judging by all the other candle skulls and their owners, I guess the power is only borrowed, and when time burns out with the candle, it must be repaid.

    Nice. Little did the Heart know that the one it gave its power to would ultimately be one of those who’d bring about its demise. Though that does raise a question: If the Heart gave the Occultist his power, then why not take that power away once he started working against the Heart?

    Maybe because its not quite the same power and its only a small fraction of power controlled by a mere mortal, so perhaps he wasn’t considered a threat. Not to mention, judging by the picture, his soul is probably already in the heart’s hands. “Victory…a hollow and ridiculous notion…”

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    HeirofMisfortune
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    Nice. Little did the Heart know that the one it gave its power to would ultimately be one of those who’d bring about its demise. Though that does raise a question: If the Heart gave the Occultist his power, then why not take that power away once he started working against the Heart?

    Given the way Darkest Dungeon ends, it is in the realm of possibility that the the Heart of Darkness knows how all these events will play out…. in other words, this may simply be Fate – the Heart has and always will be granting the power to the Occultist…..even if it knows what the result will be.

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    dnqbob
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    Nice. Little did the Heart know that the one it gave its power to would ultimately be one of those who’d bring about its demise. Though that does raise a question: If the Heart gave the Occultist his power, then why not take that power away once he started working against the Heart?

    Given the way Darkest Dungeon ends, it is in the realm of possibility that the the Heart of Darkness knows how all these events will play out…. in other words, this may simply be Fate – the Heart has and always will be granting the power to the Occultist…..even if it knows what the result will be.

    Uh…in my opinion, the Final boss has little to do with the God who gives Occultist power and this god who is always going to possess Occultist is Nyarlathotep, whose specifics in game are just like the one defined in cthulhu mythos, which including able to possess human it choose, a liar but performs more human-understandable than other god and, taking a infamous ( or famous? ) form as “Black Pharaoh” in Egypt, all of which just fits the comics of DD and Alhazred himself’s belief in cthulhu mythos’ settings.

    And this sentence, “Finally, the face of my tormentor. Come, then.”, I think we should simply understand it as “”Finally, the face of my tormentor ( means Nyarlathotep/black beast ). Come ( and send me to Nyarlathotep ), then.”, for the crawling chaos it self in fact has no human sense until the Ancestor merges with it and not even communicate with the Occultist before the merging happens happens.

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    PorkyLabrador
    PorkyLabrador
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    This is great.

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    Apowerfulblow
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    From what I gather, others who have sought the same power the Occultist claims for himself used similar skulls with candles placed upon them. This artifact, blessed by the outer gods, gave these men unnameable powers, but at a cost: once the candle’s flame reached its inevitable end, the beholder of the skull would die. Even in knowing this truth, our Occultist claims this power, aware that his fate rests upon the life of the enchanted candle wick…

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