I found the bonfire just inside the entrance but I'm getting frustrated by the journey to The Rotten. Gah.
That would be weird if they were making low level guys available for summoning, ha ha. Something must be up with the user base, judging by the bloodstains they seem phenomenally stupid. I almost think there must be a covenant for launching yourself off a ledge at full speed, nothing else explains it.
Seems like a fair review from Kristin, I will have to gather my thoughts and comment.