This is my first playthrough of Demon's Souls (NG). After beating Old King Allant, and being treated to a cutscene of the floor of the Nexus opening up, I decided to break for the night and see what all was waiting for me down there next time.
Well, today I boot my game up, load my profile, and... am in the Tutorial again. All the items I was carrying on me are gone except the ones that were equipped, which strangely don't weigh anything. After getting killed by Vanguard again (I didn't have the right weapons equipped for him when I quit the game last time, shut up), it seems I'm back in the Nexus, having never actually finished the game/confronted the Old One or whatever. All the stuff Stockpile Thomas had from my previous game is still there, but everything on my character which wasn't in an equip slot is gone, including my +5 Crescent Falchion and the Long Sword of Moonlight, plus a bunch of useful rings. What the Hell is this?
I was under the impression that when you started a NG+ you didn't go through the Tutorial again.
And is there any way I can recover my missing stuff? :/