Leyndell, Ashen Capital is a Location in Elden Ring. Leyndell, Ashen Capital is an instance of Leyndell, Royal Capital after it falls into ruin. This version of the capital is accessible only after making significant story progress, and is geared towards high-leveled players. The Capital of Ash features the same structures and landmarks as its intact counterpart, albeit significantly altered. Previously open paths may not be accessible and vice versa. The Capital of Ash also features its own set of Enemies, Bosses, and collectibles with varied placement distinct from the regular version of the city.

 

The remains of what once was the Royal Capital city of Leyndell. Now, a scenery composed of debris and death.

 

Leyndell, Ashen Capital Map & Map Fragments

  • Leyndell, Ashen Capital shares its map with Leyndell, Royal Capital and does not require collection of a map fragment.

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Elden Ring Leyndell, Ashen Capital Sites of Grace & Sub-Locations

Sites of Grace

Sub-Locations

 

All NPCs and Merchants in Leyndell, Ashen Capital

  • Goldmask: Found at the base of a cliff, southwest from the Leyndell, Capital of Ash Site of Grace, if you've progressed to the end of Brother Corhyn's questline.
  • Brother Corhyn: Found at the base of the large spear in the southwestern part of the Ashen Capital, if you've progressed to the end of his questline.
  • Dung Eater: Found in the Subterranean-Shunning Grounds.
  • No merchants in this location

 

All Items in Elden Ring's Leyndell, Ashen Capital Zone

 

Elden Ring Leyndell, Ashen Capital Creatures, Enemies and Bosses

 

Walkthrough for Leyndell, Ashen Capital in Elden Ring

To get to the Capital of Ash, defeat Maliketh, the Black Blade at Crumbling Farum Azula, and after a cutscene plays, you'll get teleported right to the Leyndell, Ashen Capital Site of Grace. Most of the progression in the Capital of Ash involves beating various Bosses, and after defeating the final boss of this area, you can reach the ending of the game. Leyndell, Ashen Capital replaces Leyndell, Royal Capital, and so you will lose access to all enemies and unclaimed treasure from that area before you begin the endgame.

Exploring Ashen Leyndell

Take your first steps in the area by traveling southwest towards the dragon corpse, and follow the mounds of ash downhill. At the bottom you can find an open sewer hole that leads down to the Subterranean Shunning-Grounds. If you jump down from here, you can access a wooden beam with a corpse holding the Crimson Amber Medallion +2 hanging off of it. From this sewer hole, the open gate to your right contains a corpse with a Tarnished Golden Sunflower. Continue southwest from the hole, going back uphill and navigating to the base of the giant spear and you can find Brother Corhyn at its base, rambling about Goldmask. You must be at the end of the Goldmask questline to find him here, but if you offered him the Tonic of Forgetfulness at the Stargazer Ruins, Corhyn will be there instead.

From Corhyn's location, head directly south and jump over the buried balcony. You'll come across a curved set of stairs; don't ascend them, but look to the right and follow the ash downhill. Cross the bridge, picking up a Smithing Stone (6), head up the stairs to your left, and you'll find Goldmask at the base of the cliff. You can get the Mending Rune of Perfect Order from him. Reload the area. Where Corhyn once was, you can get a Flail, Corhyn's Bell Bearing, and Corhyn's Robe. Where Goldmask once was, you can get Goldmask's Set (sans mask).

From the open sewer hole, look northwest, then travel past the rubble until you can climb onto the dragon corpse's wing. Instead of needing to climb up the wing like before, you can go under the wing and then jump straight into the broken wall. Climb up the ladder and follow the path southeast until you can see a drop with a staircase going down. Descend these stairs until you see a nonfunctional lever on your right. Look to your left, and you can find a Somber Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone at the doors to where the Fortified Manor used to be. Beware the Valiant Gargoyle patrolling this area.

You can also enter the Ashen Capital from the Forbidden Lands. Go back up the elevator, travel west along the path, and fight through the Knights and Soldiers as usual. Descend the elevator to reach an otherwise inaccessible part of the Ashen Capital. The pond in this area can now be traversed over, because it is completely filled with ash. Walk down the stairs, then hug the left wall to not draw the attention of the Lesser Ulcerated Tree Spirits that patrol the area, and emerge from the ground. You'll find an item on a half-buried piece of rubble, which is the legendary talisman, Erdtree's Favor +2.

The Endgame

To head forward and progress the plot, head directly south from the Site of Grace until you reach the walls of the buildings. Follow them around, jumping over the buried pieces of the Erdtree branches, until you reach a curved staircase that isn't covered in ash. Climb the stairs and ride the lift up, entering the Erdtree Sanctuary again. Here, you'll find Sir Gideon Ofnir, the All-Knowing, who is adamant about stopping you from becoming Elden Lord. Defeat him and you'll be rewarded with the All-Knowing Set and the Scepter of All-Knowing.

Interact with the Erdtree Sanctuary Site of Grace that spawns after Gideon's defeat, and head east onto the balcony. Turn left and scale the tree root here, up and to the west. When you get up to another balcony, you'll see an item on a hanging chair to your south, if you haven't already gotten it from Leyndell, Royal Capital. Head outside, and instead of following the path, immediately turn left. Jump down onto the roof around the corner and head into the open window. Run across the large tree root here to be able to grab the Golden Order Principia, then head back down to that balcony where you first saw the item. This time, follow the path north and you'll get to the Queen's Bedchambers. In this room, you may have collected the Blessing of the Erdtree spell in Leyndell, Royal Capital. Here, in the Ashen Capital, you'll find the Erdtree Heal incantation in its place instead.

Continue out the door east and up the stairs, and you'll encounter a fog door. Beyond this door is Godfrey, First Elden Lord, in his physical form rather than the golden spectral form you encountered earlier in the game. Two possible NPC Summons are available for this fight: Nepheli Loux is available if she's been crowned ruler of Limgrave at the end of her questline, and Shabriri can be summoned if you've met the Three Fingers. After reducing Godfrey to about 50% health, he turns into Hoarah Loux, Warrior, and defeating him nets you the Remembrance of Hoarah Loux.

Interact with the Elden Throne Site of Grace that spawned, and head up the stairs to the southeast. Touching the golden light at the top teleports you to the final two bosses of the game, the first of which is Radagon of the Golden Order. Defeat him, and the next phase against the Elden Beast starts immediately after the transitional cutscene. Defeat them both to be rewarded the Elden Remembrance. After the dust has settled, activate the Fractured Marika Site of Grace so that you can return later.

Provided Ranni's quest line has been completed, after defeating the Elden Beast, a blue summon sign will appear on the ground near Marika's broken remains. The player can interact with this summon sign (instead of interacting with Marika's remains) to acquire the "Age of the Stars" ending. Doing so will also unlock a related game achievement/trophy. Otherwise, interact with the fractured remains of Marika to commence other possible endings.

After the credits roll, you have the option to immediately begin New Game Plus. You can decline this and the game will place you in the Roundtable Hold, where you can proceed to explore the rest of the world, and initiate your next Journey at will.

Elden Ring Leyndell, Ashen Capital Maps and Notes

  • You will not be able to access Leyndell, Royal Capital until NG+ after getting to this point. You will also be unable to do co-op in Leyndell, Royal Capital.
  • Things that change once Leyndell is covered in ash:

 

 

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    • Anonymous

      There is also a Rune Arc directly south of the Leyndell, Capital of Ash SoG: From the SoG pass the courtyard with the hole leading to the catacombs on the left side where the two knight statues are, after the half buried gazebo continue up the hill to the south between the buried tower with the golden tree symbol on the octagonal roof and a large fallen tree towards the building ahead that has three small alcoves in it's northern wall. You will find the Rune Arc on a corpse in front of that building.

      • Anonymous

        i accidentaly triggered the ranni ending before activating the bonfire at fractured marika,and it seems that i cant enter anymore inside the erdtree,is there any other way to enter or im just locked out?

        • Anonymous

          i accidentaly triggered the ranni ending before activating the bonfire at fractured marika,and it seems that i cant enter anymore inside the erdtree,is there any other way to enter or im just locked out?

          • Anonymous

            One minor correction. Even after this Boc is still at the same location, you just need to get there, either going from outside, or from inside the Capital. You can also reactivate the Site of Grace next to him.

            • Anonymous

              Who writes these guides.. trying to get the final talisman for the achievement. Guide starts you at sewers and then is like ,"oh yeah you can also get this from a totally different grace that you won't have unlocked if following this guide"

              • Boc the Seamster actually remains at the East Capital Rampart site of grace. After killing Maliketh and registering the Ashen Capital grace, I fast travelled back to the Capital Rampart site of grace and walked back to the East Capital Rampart. While Boc wasn't there intiially (from what i recall, I should've looked closer) he was still listed on the map as an icon at the East Capital Rampart. After fast travelling to the East Capital grace to reload the area, he was back in his usual corner.

                • Anonymous

                  There’s also a lords rune 4 (I think 4) on top of the roofs a little past the giant spear in the Capital

                  • Anonymous

                    A place covered in ash with the games centrepiece the Erdtree aflame. It’s like when you fight Gael at the end of ds3, really give you a sense of finality. Plus when a major area starts burning in a Fromsoft game, you know you are close to the end

                    • Anonymous

                      Uhh, my leyndell is all ashy covered and burned after I beat the black luster doggie guy at the tornado sky island. Also the tree is on fire I think someone ****ed things up, but it wasnt me i swear. What do.

                      • Anonymous

                        "Backtrack to the staircase and at the top, take the lift to go up onto a higher level."

                        For anyone else confusing by this, travel to the Leyndell, Capital of Ash grace and head South past the hole to the Subterranean Shunning-Grounds. From here head up the hill to the left and the stairs leading to Sir Gideon Ofnir will be straight ahead.

                        • sorry but this walkthrough must have written by someone who vaguely remembers the area. Directions are all wrong, east is mixed up with west. item locations are incorrect. It is sad really

                          • Anonymous

                            I love how there are virtually no enemies around except bosses. Wish the game would've done that more often instead of giving us spoopy skellington catacombs #726 in the middle of nowhere.

                            • Anonymous

                              I love how there are virtually no enemies around except bosses. Wish the game would've done that more often instead of giving us spoopy skellington catacombs #726 in the middle of nowhere.

                              • Anonymous

                                I don't know if there is one insane person writing these directions, or if this is the result of a ton of people collectively editing them into incoherence, but these instructions are gibberish. "Go up to the top of the stairs and take the lift up" I tried to follow these directions and ended up outside the Leyndell entrance formerly guarded by the Draconic Tree Sentinel.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Has anyone tried to use the trapped chest that takes you to the divine bridge to see what happens? Does the chest (the one in Tower of Return in Weeping Peninsula) no longer work? Or does it send you back up there and its weird now with the ash?

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Boc can still be found here, at the East Capital Rampart, you just need to rediscover it. It's in the same spot.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      quick question, can someone in the ashen capital instance help with bosses from the royal capital instance

                                      • Anonymous

                                        I love this kind of stuff in video games, where big areas are permanently changed. It gives a real feeling of impact to decisions, and fleshes out the world more. I was blown away when I saw this and realized "oh **** I did this." Massive respect to From Software for making such a bold decision, obviously a lot of people are mad as indicated by these comments but I think it is super cool.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          I love this kind of stuff in video games, where big areas are permanently changed. It gives a real feeling of impact to decisions, and fleshes out the world more. I was blown away when I saw this and realized "oh **** I did this." Massive respect to From Software for making such a bold decision, obviously a lot of people are mad as indicated by these comments but I think it is super cool.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            This is not good design, there is no way to predict this is going to happen, so you end up losing a bunch of things if you decide to explore it later

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Wish there was a scavenger merchant that sells the gear you didnt pick up before torching the place, albeit with a high price. And maybe put the bolt of gran-whatever behind a side boss

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Is there any information about which items / questlines / etc. exactly become inaccessible after the Capital turns to Ash ? Might be worth noting this on this page.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  There are three damn ulcerated tree spirit in the eastern section where you find erdtree favor+2, anyone know what they drop? want to know if they are worth the hassle

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Got an issue where the cutscene hasn't played and I can't get to the Capital of Ash...anybody know if there is a way to access it without needing to be teleported?

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      The normal Leyndell was way more beautiful. Can I go back to the normal Leyndell after killing the Endboss or does this now stays forever untill NG+ the Capital of Ash?

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        There’s a Somber Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone in front of the now-blocked off gate into the “real” Roundtable Hold area (western edge). It’s guarded by a gargoyle.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          How far do you have to go to get there? I mean, ive killed Mogh, that serpent god, and other bosses. Melania is still left, but i wanted to progress some. Ive also killed the fire giant, what more do i need to do?
                                                          Can't progress atm :/

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