"I am Nashandra, Queen of Drangleic.
A true monarch carries the weight of their souls.
The last king of this land, King Vendrick, as he was called…He was less of a king than you might imagine."
taking another look at the series that led to Demon's Souls with FromSoftware's King's Field: The Ancient City
this is a very weird game, but I'm pretty surprised I never see anyone talk about it