A victim of the Undead Curse who traveled to Drangleic in the usual way, for the usual reasons, only to realize that the cure he sought was not so easily obtained. Saulden lost the will to continue his quest and settled down in Majula, where he spends his days wallowing in misery.
He still has good advice on offer, however, and heads the Drangleic chapter of the Way of Blue - a Covenant which provides protection and guidance to Undead travelers newly arrived in the kingdom. While the bleak and desolate landscape of Majula only serves to deepen Saulden's sadness, livening up the town by bringing some new residents will raise his spirits considerably.
He will initially provide you with some information on the town and the surrounding areas as well as some basic lore; speaking to him later in the game when you've triggered more NPCs to move to Majula will get you a valuable Soul Vessel. You do not need to join the Way of Blue to access Saulden's expanded menu and can learn the "Welcome" gesture from him immediately.
Saulden also makes an appearance in the Into the Light comic that came with the Collector's Edition. There, he has pretty much the same role, where he attempts to advise and warn an adventurer.
Near the monument.
|Item||Conditions for Receipt|
|"Welcome" Gesture||Initially available when accessing his expanded menu.|
|Ring of Steel Protection||Die 100 or more times in single-player mode. Deaths as a phantom do not count.|
|Soul Vessel x1||Talk to him after at least 4 more residents have come to Majula|
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Voiced by: Matt Morgan