I now have half a dozen Shining Coins, which according to info on the internet, purely lights up dark areas. Is there an area I should save these for?

I'm currently in Old Yarnham, but haven't seen a use for them yet. Do they serve any other purpose?

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These items can be used as markers to stop you getting lost in certain areas, for example in

the Forbidden Woods,

which can be a little confusing.

So you might find you need to use them eventually!

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    Are they permanent (stay even after death)? And can you also remove them from the ground?
    – Reafexus
    Commented Mar 31, 2015 at 19:48
  • I don't have any in my inventory to test that for you sorry, and I can't remember for certain if mine remained, but if they're anything like the Prism Stones from Dark Souls that they seem to be a copy of, they will disappear after death, or when you go back to Hunter's Dream and return to the area you were in. Commented Apr 1, 2015 at 8:00
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    Forgot to mention that you cannot pick them back up. Commented Apr 1, 2015 at 8:06

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