Covenants are factions within Dark Souls that players may align themselves with to enhance their gaming experience. To join a covenant, players must find and talk to the covenant leader and make an oath to that covenant.
Players are are rewarded differently for each covenant and punished if they betray the covenant by leaving or attacking NPCs aligned to that covenant. Leaving in any manner other than talking to Oswald of Carim will result in a betrayal and sin registered to your character.
|You do not have to join a covenant to unlock its trophy/achievement. Simply select "Join Covenant" and wait for the box to appear that says "Join Covenant? (abandons former Covenant)." A few seconds later, the achievement will be unlocked automatically. It does not matter if you say "Yes" or "No".|