yea i meant that NPC. and damn it, guess I should conserve effigies :D
I'm a little late to this convo, so I'm sure you already know this by now; but if you're running low on effigies, wear a life protection ring especially if you're going solo. It protects your humanity if you die, and also keeps you from dropping your souls. It'll break if you die, but it can be repaired.