I thought I'd be nice and show the host of embers the Undead Settlement estus soup room (the one you fall down into in the mid-area room with lots of hanging bodies). But I can't open the door, even though most small doors can be opened as a phantom! Is this somehow intentional, a bug, or am I missing way of getting out (other than suicide or the Black Separation Crystal)?

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This is seems to be intended. Phantoms can't open doors (or at least they can't open one-way doors. This might be to prevent an experienced phantom from opening a useful shortcut). Your ways out would be:

  • Have the Host of Embers notice all that delicious soup, so he comes down to taste it and opens the door himself

  • Use the Black Separation Crystal to return to your world

  • Use a spell that kills yourself (if you have any) to die and return to your world

  • I can't take the soup.
    – l0b0
    Commented Jun 30, 2018 at 22:44
  • Ah right, phantoms can't pick up things either. Either way, if the Host doesn't notice, I'm afraid you're out of luck.
    – Bart W
    Commented Jun 30, 2018 at 22:54

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