DSWKC rules

Dark Souls : White knight challenge


On February 2nd Dark souls players will unite to raise money for Refuge, a UK charity who support women suffering from domestic abuse. Lately gamers have been given a bad rep by people looking to talk bad about male gamers and I want to show the world how wrong they are by doing some real good instead of trying to become famous for being sexist. The event will start at roughly Noon on the 2nd and run until at least Noon on the 3rd, you won’t need to stream 24 hours straight, just make sure we have at least 1 person streaming the entire time. Skyping each other and talking crap is encouraged. I will set up a main channel which will be the main challenge and should always have a dude streaming on it, but using your own channels while not on the main is fine. If we can cover the entire Dark Souls Twitch TV page in the WKC tag we will be doing well.

There is a banner included , its ugly but gives the URL and the challenge name. You can include it on your stream or you can put it under the stream. Make sure you provide an easy donation link.

Challenge rules.

You have 1 life. Once you die it is game over.
You may use rings of sacrifice to negate the Seathe death. This allows you to get through Duke’s archive. If you die you must delete your character and can start fresh. The objective isn’t to finish the game, but to entertain and raise awareness, dying isn’t failure if its entertaining.

There are 3 Rings of sacrifice you can find, you are not allowed to purchase them from Oswald

Found on the way from Firelink Shrine to Undead Burg on a corpse in plain view on the lower level of the aqueduct..
Found on the ledge above the well, in the central courtyard of Painted World of Ariamis.
Trade one Humanity with Snuggly to receive one Ring of Sacrifice.

No area skipping.
You cannot use the Duke’s Archive shortcut or skip an area. You must complete every area in full. Painted world and Ash Lake must both be finished.

All Bosses must be killed.
Every boss including both Hydras. Mini bosses like Momma Rat should also be killed. You can quit and relog in to make items spawn, but can’t use this trick to beat Bed of Chaos.

Weapon restrictions.
Only weapons on the normal upgrade path (1-15), Raw, Magic, Enchanted, Divine, Occult, Crystal, Demon Titanite and Dragon scale may be used. Elemental weapons are banned as is the Gravelord sword from the covenant. Everything else is free game, try to use something unique if you think you can handle it. I would encourage using non-Heavy armours as well, be cool not twinked.

Bows are fine but don’t abuse them. Running away from bosses and twanging them to death isn’t cool.

No Magic.
No Magic, Pyromancy or Miracles are allowed. The only exception is Cast light for use only in Tomb of the giants and opening secrets in the DLC. Weapons that scale off INT or Faith are fine, its just actually casting spells or enchanting weapons is banned. You can still use resins.

Human form only.
You must be in human form and connected to the Internet while streaming. People will be trying to invade you or Gravelord you. This is part of the fun and builds the excitement. You are not allowed to summon any one, you must fight solo.

If we have a problem with cheaters on the PC version we may update this rule as follows : Hollow is allowed up until your last death area, then you must go human from there. If cheating continues to be a problem staying hollow for that area may also be an option..

No grinding.
Once you pick where you are going and set off you should not return to the bonfire unless there is no chance of you succeeding. Some times you just get unlucky and need to redo, this is fine, farming of any kind is not. Farming is boring to watch and any one can grind souls and out tank everything. This doesn’t mean you can’t go to an area like the Undead Asylum to pick up the Rusty ring and then coming back later to fight the Stray Demon when you’re stronger.

Covenants are fine.
If you want to join a Covenant you can. Getting access to Shiva for example is fine.

$10 rule.
If some one donates 10 dollars and leaves a comment in the following format, you must follow through with the request if possible.

[Streamer name] Kills/Saves [Any non-blacksmith NPC name].

For 10 bucks you will kill any single non-blacksmith NPC. This is another way to raise money and involve the chat in the game themselves. The opposite is also true and if its still possible you need to follow their story line to give them the best ending. If you die before doing so, you must continue to try in any future runs until you manage it.

$25 rule.
For 25 dollars a donater can decide what your next character build will be. For example a Maneater Mildred run would force you to wear a sack and use a meatcleaver but nothing else.  A sponsor can request banned weapons and the use of magic, Pyromancy and Sorceries. Unless you beat a boss in the requested equipment the request is considered unfulfilled and you must do it again until you do or someone else pays for a challenge and you have given it a reasonable try.

The website for donating is http://www.justgiving.com/DSWhiteknightchallenge We’re hoping to raise £2,000 for the charity, this will go to help abused women and children find safe housing, mental health support and help some very unfortunate people get their lives back on track. Remember to encourage people to donate and thank them when they do. We’re here to show the world we give a fuck, so lets give a fuck about what we’re doing. Include the link in your channel description and put [White Knight Challenge] in your stream name on the day.


What is the donation link?

Why is it a female and child charity only?
I wasn’t able to add a second charity. There will be more charity marathons in the future giving to other charities including a male abuse one.

How long must I stream for?
Stream as much or as little as you want. There isn’t a formal schedule, its just an event for everyone to get involved in. If you have friends, invite them to join in as well.

Do we have a website yet?
Yes, you are on it.

What do I do if someone with an offensive name invades me?
Laugh it up. 4Chan is aware of the run, they will try and do this, turn it into a joke and amuse the viewers, don’t get offended by it.

I’m not part of the core group, can I still take part?
Yes you can! Add the banner and tag to your stream, tell people to give money and send an e-mail to DSWhiteknightchallenge@gmail.com to say you took part and you will get credit.

Can you homeward bone out of boss fights?

Yes you can. You can homeward bone any time.

Must you fight invaders?

No, you should focus on survival and if that means you run, then you run.


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