The Dark Souls series is one of my absolute favorite video game franchises of all time. I have wanted to design my own Dark Souls inspired boss for some time now and have finally designed one. I call him The Lord of Thorns. His immense strength comes from his ability to control the very forest in which he lives. His challenger is an ashen pyromancer who is wielding a greatsword as he charges a darkeater orb. The recently kindled bonfire surges with the power of a freshly burnt ember as the two prepare to battle.