Vertebra Shackle


A special bone collected by members of the covenant of Mound-makers, discovered in the corpses of their victims.

Only one such bone is found in the vertebrae, and the Mound-makers believe it to be a shackle of the gods. In their minds, each victim is another connection, an addition to the family.


Offer to the Sacrificial Altar in the Pit of Hollows in the Undead Settlement to rank up in the Mound-Makers covenant.


  • Dropped by Mad Spirit Holy Knight Hodrick in Undead Settlement. He will invade the player near the Dilapidated Bridge bonfire.
  • Dropped by Skeleton Swordsmen.
  • Invading or getting summoned by another player as a "mad" spirit (purple sign) and killing either the host or any summoned/invading phantom. Note that as a mad spirit you can damage anyone and anyone can damage you.


Acquiring them offline is possible at a medium rate (~8/hr) by fighting the two skeletons just before the Catacombs of Carthus bonfire. Short video guide (melee):

Can be traded with Pickle Pee for Lucatiel's Mask (only once per NG)
Note that in Dark Souls 3, you do not need to reload to complete the trade. Dropping the item inside the nest is sufficient.

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