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I got swamped by Basiliks in the shaded ruins whilst freeing Ornifex and she got petrified to death :( She did mention that she would re-locate to Brightstone Cove Tseldora before she died, however when i return to either locations there is no tombstone to be found. Is this just bad luck, or is there some other way of getting that tombstone to appear (excluding restarting from scratch or NG+)

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I've tested killing several important NPCs such as merchants and I have seen that they "come back" as tombstones after a few "real world" hours. The same applies to Ornifex, her tombstone will appear in her prison cell when killed. I believe the amount of souls you need to trade with her is 11,000 souls.

In any case, if the tombstone is not there after a few hours or even restarting the console and the game, I don't think you'll have any other option than to start NG+. Alternatively, you could use a Bonfire Ascetic at the nearest Bonfire to force that area alone into NG+; it'll make everything, including any bosses, respawn as NG+ level, but will also respawn all NPCs and most lootables.

  • +1 Thx for the reply, Ornifex died ages ago in the Shaded Ruins but only found the lower cove bonfire and Ornifex's house much later on. So will give it another go tonight. I have killed other NPC's before and their tombstones spawned pretty quickly. But still, everything is possible in DS2! Bit torn about the bonfire ascetic as imo its not the best area to grind souls, (Iron Keep 2nd Bonfire springs to mind) which imo is mostly the point of them. – Timmah Apr 29 '14 at 18:57
  • But it's not true for everybody, is it? In my first runthrough I killed the starting merchant in Majula and even after 40+ hours of gameplay there was never any kind of tombstone?! – Sorcy Apr 30 '14 at 7:26
  • @Sorcy it's supposed to be true, I've heard it doesn't happen for a lot of players, but it did happen for me. The information out there says it should happen but as Timmah said, anything is possible in DS2. – Ozmah Apr 30 '14 at 14:05
  • Well after playing quite some time now i returned back to the room with the candle in Brightstone Cove Tseldora and no grave to be found :( Looks like it might be NG+ only. Once i have a few more bonfire ascetics i'll venture that path... Keep you all posted! – Timmah May 1 '14 at 23:36
  • Actually Timmah I believe we've has a misunderstanding, it's not in the room with the candle but rather the cell in which you found Ornifex in the Forest of Fallen Giants for the first time. – Ozmah May 1 '14 at 23:40

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