Is the Chaos Covenant path the one where the egg dude is blocking the path to the bonfire, but he'll move if you answer 'yes' to the question he asks? Think there's a path to the Demon Ruins nearby as well? Because if so, yes, I found that one.
Yeah that's it. I'd advise you go the Valley of Drakes route. You'll have to deal with more snipers and fire dogs but there is a firekeeper soul there too and it leads you out to New Londo next to firelink.
I don't even know where the Valley of Drakes route is. I pretty much raided all of Blighttown and got every item I could find, but I don't think I came across a route that would take me to the Valley of Drakes.
So I just beat Quelaag and rang the second bell. Probably gonna go back to the Darkroot Basin and fight Sif now (also want to get to the blacksmith that's near it to upgrade my Drake Sword). Is there any sort of short cut to get there without having to go all the way back up through Blighttown? Because I really fucking hate that place.
You know those waterwheels? Ride them up. Beware the dart blowers and fire dogs.
Beat Sif and upgraded the Iato to +9. I'm starting to see where the fuss is coming from. Also feel like I've "got it" at this point and I'm legitimately decent at the game now. Took me long enough, but those Black Knights ain't shit.
That said, I'm not sure how to go about tackling this Hydra. It's hurling big giant water balloons at me from about a hundred feet away and they're likely to end me before I even get close enough to take a swipe at the thing.