D, Beholder of Death

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Location Nokron, Eternal City
Role Quest NPC and Summon
Voiced by  ???

D, Beholder of Death (real name: Devin) is an NPC in Elden Ring. He can be found in Nokron, Eternal City, east of the Great Waterfall Basin grace. To interact with D, Beholder of Death, you need the Twinned Armor. If given the armor, he will be available as a summon against the Valiant Gargoyle pair. He is the twin brother of Darian, also known as D, Hunter of the Dead.

 

 Ah, aah... D-da...ri... Ngh...nnngh...

 

D, Beholder of Death Location and Questline in Elden Ring:

D, Beholder of Death can be found at Nokron, Eternal City, east of the Great Waterfall Basin grace, against the railing of the balcony just outside the Valiant Gargoyle boss arena in the Siofra Aqueduct. (Map Link)

Attempting to interact with him awards the player with the Inner Order gesture.

If given the unaltered Twinned Set, he can be summoned to assist with the Valiant Gargoyle and Valiant Gargoyle (Twinblade) in the Siofra Aqueduct, next to where he can initially be found.  Reloading the map or observing his summon sign will make him disappear from his initial location.
He can next be found at Fia's location in the Deeproot Depths, if the player has received the Mending Rune of the Death-Prince from her and given him the Twinned Set. After reloading the area he will be found gloating over her corpse, having killed her. [Elden Ring Map Link]

After interacting with him next to Fia, exhausting his dialogue, and reloading the area again, he will have vanished, leaving the Twinned Set and the Inseparable Sword behind.

If the player has acquired the Twinned Set from Darian, Hunter of the Dead by killing him at his first location and given Devin the Twinned set, he will instead turn hostile upon reloading the area and attack the player. He will drop the Twinned Set and Inseparable Sword if defeated.

Dialogue in Elden Ring: D, Beholder of Death

When spoken to before questline progression

  • <sleeping>

After giving Twinned Armor

  • "Ah, aah...
    D-da...ri...
    Ngh...nnngh..."

After giving Twinned Armor and reloading the area, if D was killed by the player at Limgrave

  • (Combat) "You will know vengeance for Darian.
    The wrath of D..."

Finding him at Fia's body

  • "Ha! Prince of Death, take a good long look!
    See the wrath of the Golden Order! The Order's justice, writ in blood!
    This is what's become of your precious witch! Naught but expired meat and bone!
    Look at this rotten *****. No more children can be got from this useless flesh!
    Behold, your mother is dead!
    Heh heh heh heh...This is revenge, you witch! And you, you ghoul! This is the wrath of D!"

Talking to him afterwards

  • "Ah. Hello.
    The rotten witch is dead. The Golden Order, unsullied.
    Now I can look my brother Darian in the eye.
    Honeyed rays of gold, deliver my spirit."
  • "Darian, now I have no regrets.
    Honeyed rays of gold, deliver my spirit."

When attacked

  • (Warning)
    "Oof!"
    "What's the meaning of this? Has she bewitched you?"
  • (Combat)
    "Very well. Then you are a blight. A defiler of the Golden Order, and murderer of my brother. 
    Die! Die! Die!"
    "I'll grind your corpse into that vile wench's rotting remains. A witch's eternal embrace, just as you wished!"
  • (On player kill)
    "You defiled cretin. My brother is now avenged!"

When killed

  • "How could this...
    Forgive me, Darian... D-Darian..."

 

Elden Ring D's Twin Brother Notes & Trivia

  • A golden barrier is protecting him at his first location if rolling, jumping or attacking (near) him.
  • He is first mentioned (unless the player kills his brother in Limgrave) in Rogier's Letter.
  • His name is Devin; D mentions his name when apologizing whilst dying if the player kills him at Limgrave.
  • If provoked after giving him the armor, D's Brother wields the Inseparable Sword and a sacred seal, which he uses to cast Discus of Light.
  • Killing him for his gear is unnecessary: exhausting his dialogue after he kills Fia and reloading the area by resting at the nearby grace will result in him vanishing, with his gear left behind at the spot he was standing.

 

 

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    • Anonymous

      When I saw that this brainless religious lunatic dared to lay his hands on my waifu fia, I teleported behind him and immediately sliced his very soul into pieces with my powerstanced rivers of blood and moonveil. While you were worshipping your sky-daddy, I was studying the blade, and it seems like your “god” wasn’t there to save you when my blood slices claimed your soul…

      • Anonymous

        It's hilarious that he doesn't kill Fia until after you've already got the mending rune and she was essentially dead. He thinks he's an arbiter of justice but he's just desecrating a corpse while he treats the one person who could actually stand to oppose everything he stands for now like a total bro.

        • Anonymous

          Pretty sure he also says some other lines when he boasts off after killing Fia, something along the lines of "Mangled and twisted". Did they actually toned down the graphic dialogue with a patch or something?

          • Anonymous

            So everyone hates this guy because he kills Fia, the undead succubus lady? Idk, sounds pretty maidenless to me.

            • Anonymous

              Is it just me or his dialogues are similar to Alfred from Bloodborne (?) or perhaps this is intentional reference?

              • Anonymous

                I gave him the armor but there is no summon sign for him. Up the stairs before entering the boss door unless I'm missing something. He is still at his original place downstairs and I've exhausted his dialogue.

                • Anonymous

                  yeah he saves the world from an objectively bad end.

                  but.. he killed my girlfriend and my girlfriend's son so... LE BAD!

                  • Anonymous

                    He seems to be immune to deathblight I tried to kill him with it for 10minutes straight while he's trying to kill me and no effect

                    • Anonymous

                      D, "edgelord" and Rogier questlineS literally feel incomplete in this game , Specially D and "edgelord", super cool armor design and the quest is just. Give him a dagger, he dies, give his armor to his brother, his brother kills Fia. WOW amazing quest design.
                      What happened with teh clergyman?
                      What happened with the relation with Rogier?
                      What happened with the dagger?

                      • Anonymous

                        The moment I noticed this **** killed Fia, I immediately killed him. But I regret using the moonlight greatsword to kill him. I should have used a more painful method.

                        • Anonymous

                          Why does it say his brother is derick, when his dialogue says his brother is named Darian, and that he avenged his brother Darian, D is Darian and D’s brother is Devin

                          • Anonymous

                            Immediately blasted him after Fia. Not in response to her death/defilement. That was whatever. She killed his brother. I get it. I offed him because I wanted fewer fanatical Golden Order nutjobs hanging around. "Now he can look his brother Darian in the eye" in the afterlife.

                            • Anonymous

                              There is no way there wasn't supposed to be more to this guy at one point, definitely victim of time constraints, I mean, Rogier just randomly mentions him in a letter out of nowhere, then he shows up in Nokron of all places, then shows up to stab a corpse. Like bruh. You can't tell me this was supposed to be his whole deal.

                              • Anonymous

                                Yeah sure he's a coward for attacking a sleeping/dead woman but that **** had a part in Rogier's death so good riddance.

                                • Ha apeared to me before killing the dragon, even before Fia was at Deeproot Depths and was already saying "Ah, aah...
                                  D-da...ri...
                                  Ngh...nnngh..."
                                  Now i killed the dragon, got the rune, got Fia set and cant give the armor to him....

                                  • This guy was definitely a flop on the narrative end of things. He's just Alfred, but worse in every way. Too far into the game to have any bond or relevance to the player; hardly any lore apart from "sit/stand around and brood/look cool". Those points can be applied to D, himself, too. Even his speech at the end of his success pales in comparison to Alfred's VA's immaculate delivery. His only redeeming quality (maybe) is that he can be summoned for the Valiant Gargoyles. Waste of a cool armor design, unlike Alfred, who gets my Chad seal of approval for rocking the best headgear in Yharnam.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Pretty sure that the words
                                      "Now I can look my brother Darian in the eye.
                                      Honeyed rays of gold, deliver my spirit."
                                      And his stuff lying around means he actually died.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Wasn't a fan on alfred in bloodborne (very similar to this guy)...but this man's a chad, fia killed his brother, so his revenge is absolutely deserved

                                        • Anonymous

                                          This is wrong. If you let him kill fia after you kill the dragon he will drop his armor and sword anyway for you next time you rest at a grace.

                                          • "This NPC can be fought (either at the end of Fia's questline, or at his initial location if the player killed D in Limgrave)."

                                            This seems to be wrong. I killed D, rested at a grace and he didn't appear. I restarted the game, he still didn't appear. There is no summon mark either.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Anyone know how it effects both Fia and D's twin questline if you defeated Fortissax and obtained the great rune, then give the twin the armor set? Will it prevent you from achieving the Prince of Death ending?

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Easily one of my favorite NPCs in this game so far. ****ing finally an npc who's quest ending isn't either dying or being turned into a monster; literally just avenges his brother and that's that.

                                                The cynical author in my does nitpick in the fact that he as a character seems arbitrary compared to his brother and almost entirely serves to the purpose of avenging his brother but it's better than going insane and forcing the player to kill you like Blaidd

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  I already gave the centipede rune to Fia after entering the area through the secret way before giving D's brother the armour, he vanishes after the area reloads or if you kill the boss and Fia is still alive, i wonder if he goes to a different location that is important to him and his brother or something, cant find him at the moment, but ill keep looking.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    I think the game has him named "D, Beholder of Death", at least that's what his icon states in the map of the Aqueducts

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Whoever wrote this needs to be more specific as to where to go and what to do exactly to trigger certain events. You only get her departing dialogue when you reach the small house in leyndell and pick up her dress and lionels armor to progress into fighting the lich dragon. Otherwise she just repeats herself until you do that....also ds brother only shows up AFTER killing the lich dragon which is not mentioned at all here.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        What am i missing here? I progressed fia to where shes at the depths, then i gave ds brother the armor and he disappeared from his balcony. Now i just killled fias champions and ds brother isnt there next to her like this says he should be...i followed every step and something isnt right...hes not showing up

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          I would have desecrated that ***** too had I known she was secretly giving me herpes every time I hugged her that reduced my HP. This guy deserves a ****ing medal.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            He didn't even defile her "corpse" as much as he made sure that she (and whatever "thing" she carried inside her) would never rise again. Undead rebirth and all that.

                                                            It absolutely makes sense to stab her a couple times even if she's dead if you look at it like that. It also bringing him satisfaction cause she killed his brother is a not really a negative cause revenge is part of human nature, especially under these circumstances.



                                                            Personally I'm glad that the Elden Ring world won't have to deal with an undead of "Orphan of Kos (Fia)", they already have enough monstrous **** running around.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              I'm amazed people are judging him so harshly. You are aware that Fia literally murdered a part of his soul when she killed his brother, right? Read the description of the Twinned Armor Set.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Congratulations bro, you stabbed a shortly deceased woman. (If you give Bro D the armor after the dragon fight)

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  The poor man deserves a hug, so I gave him a inescapable one right in the eye.
                                                                  The deathbed companion sends her regards.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Ah yes, the Huey Emmerich of Elden Ring. Where's pre-nerf Hoarfrost Stomp and Fire's Deadly Sin when you need them?

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Some people here don't seem to understand that while he did "defile" a "corpse" he was morally right to do so for the simple reason that Fia *murdered* his brother.

                                                                      On top of that it's clear that Fia is the "bad guy" here even if you ignore the murder simply because she wants to resurrect Godwyn as a hollow corpse (his soul is gone, she just wants the body) and then rule over all the poor unarmed living dead (skeletons, tibia mariners...) who didn't do nothing and are all good boys - and probably turn the rest of the living into those things, too. I'm not a religious type but I'm 1000000% behind the golden order regarding their stance on undeath.... Just remember under which circumstances you meet D in the first place.

                                                                      Stop simping for a hecking person of birthing just because she hugs you and shows her feet and think about a) what would happen if she got away with her original plan and b) how you would react in D's Brothers place.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        If Fia is dead at Deeproot Depths, killed by the player, Davian will not appear at her corpse, but their both (Fia's and Twins') sets will

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Definitely the most cringe NPC. Doesn't even get anything done; stabs a corpse and brags about it LMAO. His brother had to die for him to get up and attempt to do anything too.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            Did every part of D's, Fia's, and the twin brother's set in NG+ just like i did in NG. Fia is dead, and D's brother isn't in Nokron nor Prince of Death's throne. I wonder if it's the same glitch as the one with Siegward's armor in Dks3 when his quest wouldn't progress if you had more than one of his sets.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Every FromSoft game needs an npc that without any warning kills at least one important npc. Luckily i backed up my savegame folder before giving him the armor and could roll back. Still an uncool npc.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                This is the only NPC in the game I’ve ever killed. And I gave him the full setup comet azure boss treatment for his actions. Yes I understand his motive, but the disappointment and disgust I feel towards this man knows no bounds. Smh desecrating Tia’s corpse.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Quite possibly the most pointless NPC in the game, seeing as Fia is already dead (or at the very least cant be interacted with) at the end of her questline anyway.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    He reminsd me a lot of Alfred from Bloodborne, especially in the final scene. Love all those little references to older parts of the series, even though its a completely different game

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      No one is talking about these twins being some how tied to an underground city full of mimics that take the form of other living creatures. What if the whole "twin" aspect is one of them is a mimic?

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        As I mentioned on the NPC page, this D's name is Devin, the other one is named Darius. They never mention their own names, only each others. Darius only reveals this D's name when killed by the player. I suggest changing their names to these out of confusion.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Wait, so does goving him the armour lock you out of finishing fias? You seriously can’t state that he will kill her and then NOT elaborate on how this affects her questline.

                                                                                          This is why so much misinformaiton gets spread

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            The twinned armor changes after second D has it. The smaller silver twin faces out rather than being embraced.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              Are you able to carry D's armor over from a previous playthrough to give to his twin brother on a NG+ without killing D? Is there a unique outcome for doing this?

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                If you give D's Twin the Twinset Armor before Valiant Gargoyle fight then his summon sign is at the top of the stairs.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  If you give D's Twin the Twinset Armor before Valiant Gargoyle fight then his summon sign is at the top of the stairs.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    If you give D's Twin the Twinset Armor before Valiant Gargoyle fight then his summon sign is at the top of the stairs.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      Ran into the Twin way earlier in playthrough gave him the armor exhausted dialog and left, forgot about it.
                                                                                                      I then killed Fia and missed out on the boss fight (sadface).
                                                                                                      Figured id lost out on the armor but went looking around and found it at Prince of Deaths grace where Fia used to be along with the sword.

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        He still shows up at his initial location even after completing Fia's questline and finishing the game (even chose Prince of Death ending). You can give him the armor set and he will move to Fia and kill her? I thought she was already dead after the questline. This lets you complete Fia's questline and still get the Inseparable Sword from D's brother.

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          It looks like there are some lines in the datamined dialogue (which I'm assuming belong to D's brother, as they also mention getting revenge for D(arian)) asking you to bring him either D's sword and armor or just the sword, but given that it looks like you can only get the sword after you give him the armor in the game proper, I'm guessing this might be cut content? (Probably due to quest reshuffling or the like).

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            It looks like there are some lines in the datamined dialogue (which I'm assuming belong to D's brother, as they also mention getting revenge for D(arian)) asking you to bring him either D's sword and armor or just the sword, but given that it looks like you can only get the sword after you give him the armor in the game proper, I'm guessing this might be cut content? (Probably due to quest reshuffling or the like).

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              don't know if this was supposed to happen but I gave him the amor then went down to do fia's completely (I already had the other part of the rune from doing ranni's quest and managed to get the death rune right before d's brother spawned in and killed her. so I guess doing both questlines is possible?

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                don't know if this was supposed to happen but I gave him the amor then went down to do fia's completely (I already had the other part of the rune from doing ranni's quest and managed to get the death rune right before d's brother spawned in and killed her. so I guess doing both questlines is possible?

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  Does anyone have any speculation on his ailment when we first find him? Reading the description on the twinned armor says regarding him and D “They are of two bodies and two minds, but one single soul. Not once do they stand together; not one word do they speak to one another.” and the sword says the golden order was the only institution not to consider them “accursed.” I’m curious what causes his awakening and what prevents him and D from standing and speaking together while feeling such an inseparable bond. Probably fair to assume its related to the connection they both have with death?

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    Can be summoned for the twin gargoyles fight! Gave him the armor, then his gold sigil appeared right before the fight. D was gone from his earlier spot after the fight.

                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                      After she hugged me for the last, I respawned at the grace but D's twin brother wasn't there. Even though I gave him the armor... Now he's disappeared.

                                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                                        if i give him the armor right when i acquire it before finishing fias quest, will it mess up the questline?

                                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                                          I talked to him in the Aqueducts without the Twinned Armor and he still gave me the Gesture. Then when I later returned to Roundtable Hold and got the Twinned Armor and went back, D isn't there anymore. Not sure if I will find him later, but I am currently unable to give him the armor because he's gone.

                                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                                            I talked to him in the Aqueducts without the Twinned Armor and he still gave me the Gesture. Then when I later returned to Roundtable Hold and got the Twinned Armor and went back, D isn't there anymore. Not sure if I will find him later, but I am currently unable to give him the armor because he's gone.

                                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                                              Yo, I was thinking about visiting D before slaying Radahn;
                                                                                                                              and like this Fia didn't give me the armor of D yet, and D is still alive.
                                                                                                                              I wonder what his dialogue is... or anyone tried yet?

                                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                Any ideas if he doesn't drop the sword? I got the armor from Fia killing D after giving her the dagger, I'm just tying up loose ends but it definitely didn't drop when I reloaded and ran back to him.

                                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                  Okey so after he despawns in Death's Prince, is implied that he died? If so, how? The body is not there so is weird that he suicided. What do you think about this matter?

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