Manus is the stealthy pygmy. Deep in the dungeons below Oolacile, it appears that the townspeople have been torturing various people. Openwork cells can be found with chains dangling from the ceiling. One such tormented soul resides at the entrance, apparently attached and chained to a pole.
One of the most widespread and popular theories is that The Furtive Pygmy is actually Manus, Father Of The Abyss, the final boss of Dark Souls’ only DLC, Artorias Of The Abyss. It is said that the people of Ooacile excavated the tomb of prehistoric man, a being who would later become Manus.
The Secret Pygmy was one of the Lords, those four beings who found the manifestations of disparity near the First Flame. The Pygmy found and claimed a unique soul, the Dark Soul. Using this master soul, they shattered it to create the race known as humanity.
First of all, the latest fanbase conclusion is that the Furtive Pygmy was in fact Ludleth, a short-statured man in DS3 who always seems to pretend to be hiding something and isn’t can stop repeating that he joined the flame voluntarily during his cycle.
The Lords are the four beings that the Lord Souls found near the First Flame. They are Nito, the witch of Izalith, Gwyn and the secret pygmy.
Manus is the stealthy pygmy. Deep in the dungeons below Oolacile where it seems the townspeople have been torturing various people. Openwork cells can be found with chains dangling from the ceiling. One such tormented soul resides at the entrance, apparently attached and chained to a pole.
Spawned by Manu’s dark sorcery, the essence of primordial humanity spread. Humans spread and grew, while the gods slowly but surely began to die out. The dark soul that was the master soul possessed by Manus is the origin of all human souls and makes them children of the abyss.
Traditions. Ludleth is a Lord of Cinder who connected the flame prior to the events of the game. He is a practitioner of the seemingly little-regarded art of transposition.
These standalone games were unconnected to the Dark Souls universe, and it looks like Elden Ring could be the same.
Traditions. Manus was a primitive man. The people of Oolacile were tricked by a snake – believed to be Kaathe – into digging Manus’ tomb, which angered him. This drove his humanity wild, leading to the creation of the Abyss.
Ludleth is not burned because he linked the fire long ago and he doesn’t want you to go out and return with the souls of the Lords of Cinder because he truly believes in the linking of fire.
About Ludleth von Kurland
He dies forever after you place the 4 Slags of Lords, but you can still transpose Great Souls if you give him the gave kiln. When you interact with his empty throne, you will be prompted to start transposing.
The Soul of Manus can be used to create the Manus Catalyst by leveling it with any Catalyst at the Giant Forge. It can also be traded to Snuggly the Crow for Pursuers, Consumed for 18,000 souls, or fed to Kingseeker Frampt for 10,000 souls.
Its self-bleed at half health combined with the Four King’s bleed immunity makes it a very difficult weapon to use, especially on NG+. The Black Iron armor increases your balance by 79 points without reducing your mobility, allowing you to withstand most blows except the heavy blow.
It occurred to me that the joining of the first flame was the formation of the sun, burning the souls of the Lords and hurling the mass together in a fiery inferno. This can also be related to any undead souls distributed by the Lords.
Since Lordran possesses the First Flame, the Four Lords would link it to several bonfires scattered across the land. This gave power to any bonfire and would require a fire warden to hold the flame securely and unleash its strength when needed.
His tail cannot be cut off. He begins his Dark Magic attacks after his health falls below 60%. His magic attacks can be blocked (Dark Circle must be blocked by turning away from Manus), but they still deal a small amount of physical damage.