10:41. Which is fair. The rest is history. Never knew what her deal was. Ha, Astraea. Close. The way I see it, Astraea hadn't done much to improve the situation, however much she tried. That would mean that when Astraea entered the Valley of Defilement and wanted to draw upon God's power to cleanse the land, she was actually drawing upon the same power that was corrupting the land and she only made matters worse, even though she had good intentions. After all the local Great Demons seem to be making the matters worse. Posted by 4 years ago. The Dark Souls counterpart (which is amazing in its own right) is much less ambiguous about the role Queelag's Sister played. I dunno, maybe I just prefer dead babies to resurrected plague-ridden demon baby corpses from hell. So what's the deal with the Valley of Defilement? She became part of the Valley, tied there and powerless to do anything about it. Maiden Astraea. Vatti Vidyia's view.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. One of the most iconic boss battles in the history of the medium. That's... disturbing to say the least. I never understood what the hell was going on. Personally I saw the Valley from before the colourless fog as a nasty filthy place, yes, but not as a the demon-infested hell hole it became. Mushinronja 999,595 views Maiden Astraea Lore. So the souls she acquires she acquires for the old one. It's definitely one of the best chunks of it in the entire series, as far as I'm concerned. It wasn't the Old One that caused that place to be wretched, it was wretched before that. So, is Astraea trying to improve the Valley or just preying on the unfortunate to fulfill her new-found duty to the Old One? Am I the only one who feels bad every time I defeat maiden Astraea? Maiden Astraea. In essence the player character and Astrea made the same decision, to do something wrong for the right reasons. It supposes that Umbasa (God) and the Old One are one and the same being, with the Old One being both responsible for the Valley of Defilement's existence and the only source of magical power (including Miracles). Demon's Souls Walkthrough: Maiden Astraea of Valley of Defilement 5-3 - Duration: 10:41. Maiden Astraea is a boss in Demon's Souls. To help the locals. She just couldn't grasp that there was no way for her to cure the Valley of Defilement while the Old One was still around and slowly became a demon. Not really agreeing, the place couldn't possibly been in any way better than it was before the fog, people don't usually reside in a place were they throw aborted babies to. Sign-in to your Escapist account to enter contest, post comments, and simply be more awesome. She became part of the Valley, tied there and powerless to do anything about it. It's definitely one of the best chunks of it in the entire series, as far as I'm concerned. Or I could simply show you this. Did you guys found any evidence in either direction? I know the origin of those is indeed the cones filled with spices, but in their case it seems like a demon deformity. But Remember, as the saying goes "The road to hell is paved with good intentions.". Archived. Which makes her an archdemon like any other. The filthy woman even claims the Valley got worse once Astraea arrived, though that could be atributed to jealousy. I'm not contesting that she tried to make the place better, but personally I think she was deluded by a God that wasn't at all what she thought it was. share. 23. imho of course. Served from: 172.31.19.116 | Version: com. Vaati is someone who's poured over almost every inch of the lore, so is someone whose opinion I tend to believe when it comes to this. She is a tall, blonde lady who works to help the plague-stricken and disease affected inhabitants of the Valley of Defilement. As God/Umbasa has forgotten about them.