Like in every game in the series, the lore of Dark Souls II is cryptic and obscured. Lucky for us, the Lore in a Minute guys have our back.

Some spoilers ahead.

Lore in a Minute teamed up with Dark Souls fan and video creator VaatiVidya to break down the basic events that lead to Dark Souls II. It is a pretty solid breakdown, although as with most things Souls-related, some of it is predicated on conjecture and subject to revision with DLC.

via Lore in a Minute

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