I am in a bit of a predicament to say the least. I am currently in my second playthrough and, before starting NG+, I had the bright idea of murdering every single NPC in the game. Needless to say, the game gods were not pleased and I was labeled a "sinner". Regardless I thought to myself: "whatever, I will be fine once I start my next playthrough... I'm sure my slate will be clean."

Oh how wrong I was...

Now, I am getting invaded every 5 minutes by an arbiter out for revenge. But that's not even the worse part...

After finally making it to

Brightstone Cove Tseldora (Chapel Threshold)

I met with my good pal

Cromwell the Pardoner (we go way back)

However, whenever I try "Ask for pardon", he tells me you have not sinned, which is simply wrong... Not to mention, my Player Info section clearly labels me as a sinner.

Does anyone know of a way to pardon my sins?


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According to the wikipedia page for Cromwell The Pardoner

pardoning sins is only for undoing NPC hostility and does not remove character status sin

so maybe now that you are in NG+ you have already lost NPC hostility and that's why he cannot do much for you.

However, according to a reddit's user who did quite a lot of testing there's a way for you to remove your sinner status:

Dying to a Blue Sentinel Invader reduces your sin count by exactly 1 point.

  • 1
    Thank you for answering! That's awesome, I didn't know about sin reduction!
    – Dom
    Apr 2, 2014 at 6:13
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    Ah, so the solution is "Die a lot"?
    – Humungus
    Apr 2, 2014 at 6:26
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    @Humungus welcome to dark souls :-)
    – Geeo
    Apr 2, 2014 at 6:43
  • @Geeo I always it was what happened during the process of solving, not the solution itself. :-P
    – Humungus
    Apr 2, 2014 at 7:07
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    Thank you for your help! I'm finally sin free!!! Praise the sun!
    – Dom
    Apr 6, 2014 at 21:41

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