Working my way through the Ringed City. Hit a challenging spot involving a big knight with a flaming lance and a giant dragon shield, and a bunch of those headless overweight cleaver dudes (I should probably look up their official names, but that’ll do). Keep getting a little bit further each time. Certainly a good spot to pick up a crapton of souls though!
Also encountered the first mention of Midir, from a prisoner behind a door. Now that I know what Midir is, I know that I spotted it outside earlier. There was a sign saying “Tough enemy ahead” but it was facing backwards towards… oh right.