Ok, got tired of pursuing to defeat the pursuer and went to the Tower of Flame. Beat dem giant knights and the old dragon slayer with morning star to the butt, which seemed to knock him off balance. Spent the souls on leveling and am now at level 40~ish, Have 4000 souls remaining. Should I buy something with it or level up some more?
And how do you use crossbow bolts? I bought them but they don't appear in my inventory and only appear at bonfires and merchants when it shows I'm carrying them. I have the light X-bow but can't use it. Help would be appreciated.
Stock up on lifegems, and continue leveling up until you find a weapon you like.
There are two bolt slots in the equipment screen. You need to equip the crossbow bolt there.