Why were they guarding Gwynvere? And if Gwynvere was amicable towards us what was the point of killing them? Furthermore, since Gwynvere is an illusion created by Gwyndolin it makes even less sense for him to prevent us from getting the lordvessel as he apparently wants us to link with the fire.
Why did I have to kill Artorias' friends one by one!
He measured our strength by throwing two of his best warriors at us? Whom he could've used for deceiving or forcing chosen undead into linking with fire.
I want to think they were hollow too, but that does not seem to be the case.
>He measured our strength by throwing two of his best warriors at us?
Seems like a good test to me.
>Whom he could've used for deceiving or forcing chosen undead into linking with fire.
I could be wrong, but I was under the impression the chosen undead that links the fire needs to be an overly powerful being that sacrifices themselves or their power to rekindle the flame.
You need to link a powerful soul to relight the flame for it to last any meaningful length of time. I mean yeah, you could try throwing an endless stream of weak hollows into it, but you'd run out eventually and good luck getting them go willingly link the fire