To craft special weapons from boss souls in Dark Souls 2, you need to rescue two hidden NPCs. The first NPC is Straid of Olaphis, who needs to be unpetrified by a Fragrant Branch of Yore. You receive a Fragrant Branch of Yore after killing The Lost Sinner boss.
The second NPC is Weaponsmith Ornifex, who needs to be rescued from a jail cell in the Shaded Ruins. You get the jail cell key by unpetrifying a specific enemy nearby. After freeing Ornifex, you can find her in her house down in Lower Brightstone Cove.Share your knowledge! All pages on WikiGameGuides.com can be edited when logged in. Create an account or log in to make changes to this page.