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Location The beginning of the Tarnished's journey.
Role Maiden
Voiced by Martha Mackintosh

Melina is an NPC in Elden Ring who acts as a guide to the player throughout the game's narrative. She is a mysterious young lady seen in an opening cutscene with Torrent, the Spirit Steed, and first met at the beginning of the Tarnished's journeyMelina wears a black robe and approaches players while they are resting at different Sites of Grace. She offers guidance throughout the game, grants the ability to level up and teleports you to certain key areas. She also later becomes available as an NPC Summon.


I can play the role of maiden. Turning rune fragments into strength. To aid you in your search for the Elden Ring. You need only take me with you.


Melina Location in Elden Ring

  • Melina will reveal herself at different Sites of Grace along the game's storyline. The player is also able to converse with her via a "Talk to Melina" option when sitting at other Sites of Grace even when she does not automatically appear.
  • Melina is first met after resting at Gatefront Site of Grace, by Gatefront Ruins or another overland Limgrave Site of Grace, after activating a certain number of them. Other potential Sites of Grace: Church of EllehSeaside Ruins, and Agheel Lake South.
  • When activating a Site of Grace on the overland that is located outside of Limgrave and Weeping Peninsula, resting upon one will trigger dialogue after which Melina will transport the player to the Roundtable Hold. The common Sites of Grace that trigger this are the Lake-Facing Cliffs in Liurnia of the Lakes, and Sellia Under-Stair or Smoldering Church in Caelid. These locations can be accessed relatively early if the player knows how to reach them. (Sellia Under-Stair can be reached the earliest, through a transporter trap chest in a basement cellar in Dragon-Burnt Ruins that brings the player to Sellia Crystal Tunnel, from which they can exit to find the Sellia Under-Stair Site of Grace).
  • NPC Summon: Morgott, the Omen King. Progress in the Melina questline until she leaves. Her summon sign is at the top of the stairs on the right, in front of the fog gate. She wields the Blade of Calling and uses Erdtree/healing incantations.


Melina Questline: How to complete Melina's Quest

(Melina does not have a traditional completable "NPC Quest", since she's so strongly tied with the "Main Quest" of the game, but the following lists the opportunities for interaction)

  • After resting at a Site of Grace (outside of the Church of Elleh) on the overland, Melina will manifest herself and reflect on the absence of a guidance during your journey so far, appearing out of the air with a blueish aura around her. Melina proposes an accord: to act as your "maiden", that is, as a guide throughout your journey, for you are "maidenless". In exchange, she requests you take her with you to the Erdtree. She volunteers to "turn your Runes into strength", enabling you to level up your character. She will also bequeath a ring, the Spectral Steed Whistle, allowing you to summon the spectral steed Torrent who has "chosen you".
  • At the next Site of Grace you rest at before entering Stormveil Castle, selecting the "Talk to Melina" option will trigger a conversation about the Sites of Grace. During this, Melina conveys the golden auras at the different Sites of Grace are in fact the grace of the Erdtree, and by following them, the grace will guide you through your burden. She informs you that a Shardbearer resides in Stormveil Castle, and that if the rays signal the castle, the Elden Ring is beckoning you.
  • At the next Site of Grace you rest at before entering Stormveil Castle, selecting the "Talk to Melina" option will trigger a conversation with Melina about her purpose, where she describes her search for her purpose and also apologizes for acting as a Finger Maiden while being unable to offer guidance, as she is "no maiden" and without purpose.
  • At the Third Church of Marika, when resting at the grace and selecting the "Talk to Melina" option, Melina will appear and declare that spoken echoes of Queen Marika the Eternal are present, and if you wish she will convey them to you. Select the "I'm interested" dialogue option and she will continue to describe the echoes.
  • At the Church of Pilgrimage, in the north of the Weeping Peninsula, when resting at the grace and selecting the "Talk to Melina" option, Melina will again appear and give the option to elucidate on the echoes.
  • Upon reaching the East Capital Rampart Site of Grace (or any grace in Leyndell), Melina will appear and say that she will be leaving, but that she will let you keep Torrent and the ability to turn runes into power. She reasserts her confidence that you will become the Elden Lord.
  • Melina may be summoned for the fight against Morgott, the Omen King via a sign directly outside the boss arena.
  • After defeating Morgott, trying and failing to enter the Erdtree and resting at the Elden Throne Site of Grace, Melina appears. She offers a new accord: to bring her "to the flame of ruin, far above the clouds, upon snowy mountaintops of the giants", so she can set the Erdtree aflame, and help you become Elden Lord.
  • Melina will then have additional dialogue when resting at certain Sites of Grace, the Godrick the Grafted Site of Grace for example. She will remind the player of the new goal in the land of the giants. She can then be spoken to a second time, and she will say that although her purpose was giving to her by her mother, she is now acting on her own volition and has "set [her] heart upon the world that [she] would have. Regardless of [her] mother's designs."
  • Melina must be talked to in the Forge of the Giants Grace, and her quest will be fulfilled.
    • If the player has inherited the Frenzied Flame despite Melina pleading them not to do it, Melina will not appear in this grace. Instead, she will appear after the ending of the game if the player continues with the Frenzied Flame path, and will threaten the Lord of Frenzied Flame with Destined Death.


Melina Dialogue in Elden Ring


  • Greetings. Traveller from beyond the fog. I Am Melina. I offer you an accord.
  • Have you heard of the finger maidens? They serve the Two Fingers, offering guidance, and aid, to the Tarnished. But you, I am afraid, are maidenless. I can play the role of maiden. Turning rune fragments into strength. To aid you in your search for the Elden Ring. You need only take me with you. To the foot of the Erdtree.

If Accepting

  • Then its settled. Summon me by grace to turn runes into strength. Ahh, another matter. I bequeath to you this ring.
    [Hands over Spectral Steed Whistle]
    Use it to traverse great distances. It will summon a spectral steed named Torrent. Torrent has chosen you. Treat him with respect.

If Refusing

  • I understand. I'm asking you to put faith in but a stranger. Yet I'm certain that we can reach an understanding.
    Summon me by grace if you should reconsider.
  • Have you reconsidered my offer? (if talked to at a Site of Grace after your refusal)

§More on Melina

  • This tiny golden aura is the grace of the Erdtree. This light once shone in the eyes of your Tarnished brethren.
    But now it is all that guides you. Or so I hear. The rays of grace, that guide you through your burden.
    Upon the cliff, in Castle Stormveil, is a shardbearer. A demigod who inherited a fragment of the shattered Elden Ring.
    If the rays of grace signal the castle, then the Elden Ring beckons you.
    As an ally by pact,...I pray that you are fit... To face the challenge presented by the Ring.

§When Leveling Up

  • Shall I turn your runes to strength? Let my hand rest upon you, for but a moment.
    Share them with me, your thoughts, your ambitions, the principles you would follow.
  • Phew. It is done.


  • Me, I'm searching for my purpose given to me by my mother inside the Erdtree long ago, for the reason that I yet live, burned and bodyless.
    There is something for which I must apologize. I've acted the finger maiden yet I can offer no guidance, I am no maiden.
    My purpose was long ago lost...

§When resting at Third Church of Marika

  • Spoken echoes of Queen Marika linger here, as well. Shall I share them with you?
  • Very well. In Marika's own words. My Lord, and thy warriors. I divest each of thee of thy grace.
    With thine eyes dimmed, ye will be driven from the Lands Between. Ye will wage war in a land afar, where ye will live, and die.
    Well? Perhaps that might serve you in lieu of a maiden's guidance.

§When resting at Church of Pilgrimage

  • Spoken echoes linger here. Words of Queen Marika, who vanished long ago. If you wish, I will share them with you.
  • In Marika's own words.
    Then, after thy death, I will give back what I once claimed.
    Return to the Lands Between, wage war, and brandish the Elden Ring.
    Grow strong in the face of death. Warriors of my lord. Lord Godfrey.

§When resting at the Grand Lift of Dectus Site of Grace

  • Spoken echoes of Queen Marika linger here as well. Shall I share them with you?
  • In Marika's own words. The Erdtree governs all. The choice is thine. Become one with the Order. Or divest thyself of it. To wallow at the fringes; a powerless upstart.

§When resting at Altus Plateau

  • The close. Only a little further till the foot of the Erdtree, and the accord is fulfilled. It takes me back. I was born at the foot of the Erdtree. Where mother gave me my purpose. Though now, everything is lost to me. I...have to ascertain for myself. The reason for which I live, burned and bodiless.

About Boc

  • Your seamster, Boc... I see him crying, from time to time. I think he misses his mother. He wants someone to tell him he's beautiful. Does being born of a mother... Mean one behaves in such a manner?

§When resting at the Capital Outskirts

  • Spoken echoes of Queen Marika linger here as well. Shall I share them with you?
  • In Marika's own words. Hear me, Demigods. My children beloved. Make of thyselves that which ye desire. Be it a Lord. Be it a God. But should ye fail to become aught at all, ye will be forsaken. Amounting only to sacrifices...

§When resting at the Queen's Bedchamber after defeating Morgott, the Omen King

  • Spoken echoes of Queen Marika linger here as well. Shall I share them with you?
    In Marika's own words. O Radagon, leal hound of the Golden Order. Thou'rt yet to become me. Thou'rt yet to become a god. Let us be shattered, both. Mine other self.

When resting at Minor Erdtree Church

  • Spoken echoes of Queen Marika linger here as well. Shall I share them with you?
  • In Marika's own words. I declare mine intent, to search the depths of the Golden Order. Through understanding of the proper way, our faith, our grace, is increased. Those blissful early days of blind belief are long past. My comrades; why must ye falter?

Upon encountering Margit, The Fell Omen, or when first resting at a non-dungeon Site of Grace outside of Limgrave (most likely trigger would be Caelid's Sellia Under-Stair, found outside of Sellia Crystal Tunnel, which is reachable through being ensnared by Dragon-Burnt Ruins' transporter trap chest)

  • Forgive me. I've been...testing you. To see whether or not grace truly does guide you.
    And...whether you are fit to face the challenge that entails. It seems my worries were unfounded.
    Torrent had your measure from the very start. Whereas I merely pretended.
    There is but one other thing I can do to offer you guidance.
    I can take you to the Roundtable Hold... Gathering place of Tarnished champions, guided by Grace...
  • Very well. Let my hand rest upon you, for but a moment.

When reaching Leyndell, she can appear once you reach the East Rampart site of grace.

  • My utmost thanks. For bringing me to the base of the Erdtree. Here, I can govern my own movement. And thus, the accord is fullfiled. I shall depart to ascertain the purpose I was given. Farewell. I shall leave Torrent, and the power to turn runes into strength, here with you. I wish you luck, in realising your ambition. You have fought long and hard. I have no doubt you will become Elden Lord. May you take the throne.

§When being unable to enter the Erdtree, she appears at the near site of grace.

  • Hello again, old friend. Allow me a moment to converse with you. You were unable to enter the Erdtree, no? Prevented by the mantle of barbs. The thorns are impenetrable. A husk of the Erdtree's being; that spurns all that exists without. The only way to stand before the Elden Ring...and become the Elden to pass the thorns. My purpose serves to aid in that very act. So I'd like you to undertake a new journey, with me. To the flame of ruin, far above the clouds, upon the snow mountaintops of the giants. The I can set the Erdtree aflame. And guide you. Down the path to becoming Elden Lord. (She gives the player a Rold Medallion and makes a red mark on the map.)

§Upon resting at the site of grace iconCathedral of Forsaken, in Subterranean Shunning-Grounds site of grace icon

  • If you intend to claim the Frenzied Flame, I ask that you cease. It is not to be meddled with. It is chaos, devouring life and thought unending. However ruined this world has become, however mired in torment and despair, life endures. Births continue. There is beauty in that, is there not? If you would become Lord, do not deny this notion. Please, leave the Frenzied Flame alone.

Going deeper past Sealed Nomad Merchant of grace iconFrenzied Flame Proscription

  • I ask you, one more time. Please, seek not the Frenzied Flame. As one who strives to become a Lord, deny not the lives, the new births of this world. Those who would are not fit to be called Lord. When the land they preside over is lifeless.
  • Please put a stop to this madness. The Lord of Frenzied Flame is no lord at all. When the land they preside over is lifeless.

After speaking to Enia about burning the thorns

  • "Think not, of the kindling. I shall see to that.
    All I ask of you is to make the journey.
    To the snowy mountaintops of the giants, far above the clouds.
    I know... I'm asking you to commit a cardinal sin.
    But it must be done to reach the path beyond.
    And that is the path I wish to travel.
    What is your mind?"

§Upon resting at the Snow Valley Ruins Overlook Site of Grace

  • There is something I'd like to say. My purpose was given to me by my mother. But now, I act of my own volition.
    I have set my heart upon the world that I would have. Regardless of my mother's designs.
    I won't allow anyone to speak ill of that. Not even you.

§When resting at First Church of Marika Site of Grace

  • Spoken echoes of Queen Marika linger here as well. Shall I share them with you?
    In Marika's own words. Hark, brave warriors. Hark, my lord Godfrey. We commend your deeds. Guidance has delivered ye through ordeal to the place ye stand. Put the giants to the sword and confine the flame atop the mount. Let a new epoch begin. An epoch glistening with life. Brandish the Elden Ring, for the Age of the Erdtree!
  • We are almost there. The flame of ruin lies just ahead. I'm glad it was you I traveled with. I must tender my thanks to Torrent, too. Thank you, Torrent. Please continue to lend your aid. Till the end.

Upon resting at the Giants' Gravepost Site of Grace and selecting "Talk to Melina". Flame Peak, Mountaintops of the Giants.

  • We're almost there. The flame of ruin lies just ahead. I'm glad it was you I travelled with. I must tender my thanks to Torrent, too. Thank you, Torrent. Please continue to lend your aid. Till the end.

§Upon resting at the Forge of the Giants Site of Grace in Mountaintops of the Giants.

  • I have long observed the Lands Between.
    This world is in dire need of repair...
    and Death...indiscriminate...
    Are you prepared...
    To commit a cardinal sin?
  • (Answering "I'd like you to wait")
    Very well.
    Tell me, when you are fully prepared.
  • (Answering "I'm Ready")
    Very well.
    Let my hand rest upon you, for but a moment.
    (A cinematic of Melina igniting the forge)
    O Erdtree, you shall burn.
    Burn, for the sake of the new Lord.
    (Turns back at you)
    Thank you. For guiding me here.
    (Lifts hand and ignites more intensly)
    The one who walks alongside flame, 
    Shall one day meet the road of Destined Death.

§Upon resting at any Site of Grace after having inherited the Frenzied Flame

  • You... have inherited the Frenzied Flame. A pity. You are no longer fit. Our journey together ends here. And remember... Should you rise as the Lord of Chaos, I will kill you, as sure as night follows day. Such is my duty, for allowing you the strength of runes. Goodbye, my companion. Goodbye, Torrent...

"Lord of Frenzied Flame" ending cutscene

  • Lord of Frenzied Flame... I will seek you, as far as you may travel... To deliver you what is yours. Destined Death.


Elden Ring Notes & Trivia for Melina

  • Her dagger, Blade of Calling, can be found by jumping off the elevator from Leyndell to the Forbidden Lands into an opening in the wall.
  • The description of her dagger refers to her as the "kindling maiden"
  • Melinas internal name in the game files is "MaricaOfDaughter". Her dialogue in the game already heavily hints at Marika being her mother.

 Melina Image Gallery

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      • Anonymous

        What happens to the lord of frenzy flame ending if she sacrifices herself to burn the erdtree, does it still show her threatening you with destined death?

        • Anonymous

          Considering how Marika and Radagon are two seperate people in the same body with their own intentions (Radagon tried to repair the Ring after Marika shattered it). My theory is that Melina and Ranni were the same person, with the original body being the one on top of the Divine Tower of Liurnia. Both are "bodiless" (Ranni is a doll) and I think that (while Ranni was in control) she killed herself. What better way to gain freedom than kill yourself and be put into a doll. I think Melina's body was later created by Marika just before she shattered the Ring as she isn't well known or mentioned by other gods. Like in Morgott's cutscene, he mentions all demigods besides her. Also "Renna" sounds like Ranni and Melina combined, which is what Ranni uses early on.

          • Anonymous

            When killed during Morgott the Omen King battle as a summon, she will use a tree-like incantation that will rapidly heal all alies near it in her dying animation

            • Anonymous

              I've had this running theory that her and Ranni are connected somehow, aside from potential parental figures.

              • Anonymous

                "My Lord, and thy warriors. I divest each of thee of thy grace. With thine eyes dimmed, ye will be driven from the Lands Between. Ye will wage war in a land afar, where ye will live, and die. Then, after thy death, I will give back what I once claimed. Return to the Lands Between, wage war, and brandish the Elden Ring. Grow strong in the face of death. Warriors of my lord. Lord Godfrey."

                Visions of the knights of Berenike and the way of white clerics.

                • Anonymous

                  The game would be so much better if every time you rested at a site of grace, this tepid wench would appear and waste 2 minutes of your time. Actually, the game should force you to get up and take a walk with her, esentially making it an unskippable cutscene. All so I don't have to read two sentences every once in a while. I think that would greatly improve the experience.

                  • Anonymous

                    Kind of a bummer that the most instrumental NPC to the player's progress is this underutilized and barely gets any screen time.

                    • Anonymous

                      I swear if the dlc takes place after the main events of the game AND we get to see her again, then that could be insane. Like seriously, she didn't show up as much as I thought she would throughout the game, barely showing up in Liurnia, not showing up at all in Caelid (as far as I'm aware), and then showing up at basically every other grace site in Altus & Leyndell. I didn't mind that last part, but I feel like they didn't do her that much justice for most of the game, especially since a lot of her dialogue is pretty cryptic...hell the game even implies that she could be a daughter to Marika, which basically already means that she could be a demigod but I'm leaning towards more to Empyrean. She and Ranni are basically the "Main Girls" of the game, and yet even though Melina's 'quest' is apart of the main story and Ranni's is optional, Ranni felt more of a important character than her. Even some of the other supporting female characters (and male characters) like Roderika or Fia are more popular (not saying Melina ISN'T popular regardless).

                      I feel like if she would come back in the dlc (if you ended up taking frenzy instead of her) she could be a boss, and *really* hard one, like Malenia & Mogh hard. Though that's only possible if the story of the dlc is affected by which ending you pick in the main game, since the only way this is possible is if we chose the Lord of Frenzy ending (AKA the bad end). They can expand her lore, confirming (or de-confirming) theories like if she's related to Marika, or if she's the Gloam Eyed Queen, and why her other eye is closed and has a mark similar to Ranni's (Black Knife Assassin stuff). I'm even starting to suspect if she's actually the *real* main antagonist of the game, since she's related to Marika and is trying to follow her footsteps in a way. And considering the bull that Marika pulled off as both her and Radagon, going against the Golden Order, and the whole thing with Gideon; it could imply that Melina is trying to do the same thing with us. We don't really know why she wanted to crown us as Elden Lord or burn the Erdtree, but she did this while defying the Golden Order...which is understandable since it's a pretty shitty and corrupt system/belief in it's own. But still, we don't know who she really is, we just know her ambitions, and that she may be related to Marika in some way. It's unlikely to happen but it would be awesome if she did come back again, her and Miquella (who feels like a character that has a better chance of showing up then she does).

                      • Anonymous

                        You know what "Melina" means in Polish? It means "Joint." Joint as in a bar where lushes go get drunk on cheap alcohol.

                        • Anonymous

                          I went to the Bestial Sanctum, rested at the Grace, Melina shows up and tells me she wants to take me to Roundtable, I accept and touch her hand and then nothing happens. The teleport doesnt initiate, Melina just disappears... Whats going on? Bugged?

                          • Anonymous

                            Why is she the most cute and pretty character in the whole entire game. Also I think Melina is prettier than Ranni TBH. She's my waifu :)

                            • Anonymous

                              At Altus Highway Junction site of grace there's a special dialogue Melina gives about Boc if by that point you have adquired a Demigod Outfit that he can modify (easiest one to get being Radahn's Lion Armor) and given him the Gold Needle.

                              • Anonymous

                                It makes it seem like you have a choice to not accept her at the beginning but if you dont, (or dont speak to her at all) is there still a way to get into the capitol and up the rold lift? It makes it seem like a choice but i cant find any way to progress to mountaintops or get into the capitol even eith 3 great runes and no maiden (on ng+4 so i dont car about lelvling up anymore) just wanted to see if there was nother possible path for the game without her

                                • Anonymous

                                  There's some additional dialogue if you rest at the East Raya Lucaria Gate after Boc's moved there. She talks about how Boc's always eager for your return, and that you should talk to him. "I'm sure he would be much contented". Boc had no additional dialogue here however.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    If you inherit the frenzied flame, teleport to the Plassidussax arena, and subdue it without resting at a grace, what happens?

                                    • Anonymous

                                      I know its a common theory that Melina is the Gloam-Eyed Queen but does anyone think there is any chance she got the Nameless King treatment and after her betrayal she was erased from the annals of history?

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Melina is foolish and ignorant. Hyetta's words contradict everything Melina believes. The world is ruined with no recovery, so what if there are alleged "births". We see no indication of any civilization or any pleasant living. Why would you want to give birth in such a world? What kind of quality of life is that? It's not even possible because the Order made it static. People can't die and that's why they roam as husks and respawn and can't leave. Even the ones who sacrificed their eyes for Hyetta cried that they wish they had never been born. Is that the fate of these births that Melina claims are still worth it?

                                        No. In a world like the Lands Between, start over. Remove all the pain, curses, torment, despair, affliction and sin. There isn't enough good to fight for.

                                        And how silly of her to say she will kill us as Lord of Chaos? She knows our power that she helped give and who knows how much stronger we got when we ascended. She would stand no chance at any point.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          The portion stating that she has additional dialogue when at certain sites of grace (page above mentioned Godrick's) is false. I rested at the grace next to Shabguy in mountaintops after I killed him in anger for dissing her. Her dialogue then mentioning that "she was doing this of her own accord" felt like she was listening in on my conversation with Shabman and was offering a semblance of comfort.

                                          I let her do her mission, though. It was her one purpose. Who is anyone to deny her that, anyways? If it weren't me recognizing Yura, I wouldn't have let Shabman talk that long.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Melina is a rather vague character, however, one strange thing can be noted: her face appears elsewhere, on Ranni. Ranni has a second, ghostly face that is attached to her shut right eye, which bears a strange marking. The ghostly face's shut attached eye is her left. Melina also has a shut left eye with a strange marking. if you overlay these two faces, you will see they are IDENTICAL. now, Ranni's current body is not her original, she had it killed in the night of the black knives so that she might sever her attachment to the two fingers and be independent. her current form is a puppet, similar in design to the marionette soldiers, having four arms and being linked to sorcerers, though obviously a lot more personal: its modelled after the witch that taught Ranni all the more advanced magic she knows, Renna. That ghostly face is likely her original face, but the corpse we find is unrecognizable, so its uncertain. however, i am certain this and Melina's face are one and the same. Ranni also first appears after Melina gives you Torrent, claiming to know his former owner. They also have a similar general mannerism, being very soft-spoken and knowledgeable, but also seemingly opposites. Melina is warm, seemingly lost and purposeless, with faded pink hair, and unwavering faith in Marika. Ranni is very cold, ambitious, with dark blue hair and is totally against the order and instead wishes to leave the world on its own, with no god to rule. Melina also states she is "burned and bodiless", not unlike Ranni would have been after being killed. my general point here is Melina and Ranni seem to be two sides of the same coin. how exactly they are related is not entirely known, but i believe that to some extent they are the same, potentially in the way radagon and marika are, given Ranni is the daughter of Radagon, while Melina seems to be the daughter of Marika. I think this is why Ranni is an empyrean. she was just like Radagon and Marika, harboring two individuals within one body, same but opposites, a secret kept not unlike their parent(s). When Ranni's ambitions came to fruition and their body was burned, Melina was left split from her body, without purpose.
                                            But then, who was Melina before this? well, long ago, there was another empyrean, known as the Gloam-Eyed Queen. who she was is uncertain, just that she held the power of death, and commanded an army who controlled death. however, she was bested by Maliketh when Marika began to fear death, so she was betrayed, the rune was taken, and the Dusk-Eyed Queen was no more.
                                            Or was she? How would Ranni know how to steal the rune back? how else was she so close with the Nox and their tech? why does Melina fight like the black knife assassins, even wielding an uncannily similar weapon?
                                            because Ranni IS Melina, and Melina is the Dusk-Eyed Queen.
                                            Still don't believe me?
                                            Lord of Frenzied Flame, pre-Melina sacrifice.
                                            She appears, both eyes open. One, is a deep, night-sky purple. The color of Dusk/Gloam. Her usually golden right eye is clouded.
                                            "Lord of Frenzied Flame... I will seek you, as far as you may travel... To deliver you what is yours. Destined Death."
                                            Wielder of Death, leader of the Nox and the godslayers, and other half of Ranni the Witch.
                                            Beaten, humiliated, betrayed, Melina retreated into her mind, and when their body was burned and discarded, nothing was left of her but the very basics: her name, and her mother. So, she wandered the Lands Between, ever unable to reach her mother in the Erdtree, searching for a way in, and at last, she has found you. A determined Tarnished with no maiden to guide them. Finally she can find herself and her purpose, finally she will know who she is.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              If you love Melina and would like to save her, it is as easy as:
                                              1. Complete Latenna questline to reach Miquella's Haligtree.
                                              2. Complete Millicent questline and get Unalloyed Gold Needle back.
                                              3. Complete Hyetta questline. Jump down through that crazy Frenzied Flame Proscription and burn The Erdtree yourself.
                                              4. Win Malenia and get Miquella’s Needle.
                                              5. Win Dragonlord Placidusax and cure Frenzy Flame.
                                              You may want to cheese some steps somehow, but I`d recommend to solo Malenia, just to become True Elden Lord. ;)

                                              • Anonymous

                                                She is daughter of Radagon-Marika and Gloam-Eyed Queen (Velka?). Her right eye, inherited from Marika is connected to Erdtree and goes blurry when the tree is burned.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  I think people are fundamentally misunderstanding Melina's character and her role in the game's narrative. She is not your Finger Maiden. In fact, she isn't a Finger Maiden at all. Melina is a traveling companion, not your friend. She needs you to get to the Erdtree and later she needs you to burn it down. When she reaches out to you in her last cutscene, it's not meant to be sad because your friend is gone. It's meant to surprise you that Melina even cared about you at all. To me, this evoked a melanchonlic feeling of a connection lost to circumstance, which fits with the theme of leaving behind the old order and the world it created. As soon as Melina is gone, you're truly moving on to an uncertain future. Similarly, this is also why so many other NPCs die at the end of their quests.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    I think Melina is really a Ranni ghost version of Miquella. I mean, it all adds up, lore wise. She's not a girl, but a young boy.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      i kid you not this lady revived herself a hundred hours after she died in my playthrough just so she could tell me about how Boc cries at night

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Melina, I like her as a character, but she, out of all of the characters shoulda been WAY more. She's your maiden & because Melina & Hyetta are the only two maidens in the game (like legit playing the role as Maiden, not say Ranni who isnt seen as a Maiden) its hard to know what a true role of a Maiden is (as in Hyetta doesnt fight, but Melina can fight [the fight with Morgot]).

                                                        I see Melina coulda been used as a summon, kinda like the Mimic Tear wear you could get to optimize her & using her would be more of a choice. It would have been great if she could give yiu insight on bosses around the area. Like Gideon somewhat does this when you talk to him, but Melina could be at the closest Grace location & just talk about things.

                                                        Its also a shame how even though shes technically your closest friend in the game, you know little about her, & I get it being speculated, but like when you get to the Fire to burn the Erdtree, you dont know if she dies or not (she has been burnt before). If you do the Frenzy Flame (lets say you cure yourself later), you obviously survive the burning when you burn the Erdtree, so technically she could as well, otherwise you would die, and technically she's alive & if you cure yourself she should come back with something, whether she tries to kill you, whether you just know shed alive or she joins you again.

                                                        Its funny, in my second playthrough, I kept her alive & cured the flame, but when I fought Godfrey, Nephali helped me out & it was cool, but really Melina shoulda been in there somewhere. I get other people not getting to be in the same spotlight, but as someone who is supposed to play the role of your Maiden, she does very little based on the overall story, & I would get it more if she couldnt fight, but during Morgot she clearly can & it just disappoints me how much FromSoftware let down Melina because I like her, but for the role that she is given, she does very little.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Had a cracked showerthought about her: her, Malenia and Miquella are all siblings. Consider: all of Marika's and Radagon's children are born in threes(Godwyn, morgott, mohg; rykard, ranni, radhan) but malenia and miquella are the only two between marika and radagon? Plus her hair color is a perfect blend of theirs.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            ok so lattena gets to whisper to you when you get to the mountains but our literal companion and guide doesnt get as much as a "cmon you can do it" when we are out of flasks and the boss is low on his health. bull ****ing **** FS.

                                                            • What a shame that she's so enigmatic and forgettable—didn't even show up at the Sites of Grace I used and forgot all about her until I saw this wiki page for her.

                                                              She had the potential to be similar to Nintendo's Fi or Ciela/Navi/Tatl, but oh well.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Honestly, I take the frenzied flame over this girl. I do that ending just to spite her. I really don't care for this character, she just feels kind of condescending and needlessly cryptic. Maybe I could have cared if she actually had dialogue about herself or other characters in the world. Let us know what she thinks of the Ranni or Patches. Boc is the only one she mentions, and I already love Boc.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  ppl be getting possessed by a demon light like they know what best for her, after she taught them literally everything they needed to know to actually succeed. No, the infant tarnished knows whats best, while she does not and is crazy but we love her.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Honestly From Soft missed a great chance to 1 up nintendo with MELINA. She would have been great for got for knocking Navi out of the best guide spot. Yea navi was annoying but she kept you going in the write direction.

                                                                    Imagen if MELINA gave advice after you get recked or explained things about the game world. Like the stories of the shattering war or more about the history of each location you can visit.

                                                                    Honestly I forget MELINA even exists. It would be cool if she Just showed up to take your hand every 5 levels. To remind use we have a fake finger madian.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      WTF, I purposefully accepted the Frenzied Flame so I could spare her from burning herself, then used Miquella's needle so I could mend the elden ring and not become Lord of Frenzied Flame like she had wanted. I was expecting her to show up at the end smiling and saying she couldn't believe the lengths I went to to save her and the world, and we would hold hands together at the elden throne. Instead, NOTHING! What a joke!

                                                                      • Her scar on her left eye is the same as Ranni, sisters? Well..guess they're half sisters as Radagon is both their father. But different mother's

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Definitely the most forgettable level up character in Soulsborne. Even Bloodborne's lifeless Doll and DS1's mute Firekeeper feel like they had more of a personality.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            Radagon: i have 2 ID...

                                                                            Melina: Oh REALLY i have shitloads of it also i can enter CIA, Area 51, MI6 and even in North Korea.

                                                                            Radagon: Oh fk!!!!

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Elden Ring: A game that presumes to be intelligent despite scripting completely rhetorical game options within a plot structure designed around consequence of choice. Bravo.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                I don't remeber in which circumstances, but I'm sure that Melina has a dialogue when resting at the Great Waterfall Crest site of grace. In this dialogue, she seems pretty anoyed or angry. As I said i dont remember what i have done to trigger it (i made ranni's ending), but i hope someone else saw it.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  I really like her aesthetic. The voice acting is pretty great especially with the frenzied flame stuff. But man, outside of that, she certainly exists.

                                                                                  Melina is for sure a character in elden ring. I might just be biased, i'm not sure. For how long the game is, I feel like even the DS1 firekeeper left more of an impact on me as a character despite how few lines that character had.

                                                                                  The first few times I saw the "talk to melina" option at a site of grace, I was actually very excited. But "Spoken echoes linger here" has now become something I actively avoid hearing. I'm gonna be frank, all of those are boring and confusing to me no matter how much I read or listen to them or watch lore videos

                                                                                  Now, when she mentions boc, and hearing her thoughts about the current situation surrounding the frenzied flame (the dialogue near shabriri especially and when she leaves/begs you not to inherit it), were really fun and interesting to me.

                                                                                  But I just care so little about becoming elden lord that she's kind of forgettable while going through the standard ending

                                                                                  Feel like there's more they could have done with this character. I don't hate her, she's just not as interesting overall as she could have been

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    As if Elden Ring didn't have enough parallels to DS2, we now have our own version of the Emerald Herald: Melina. Much like the Emerald Herald, Melina isn't a traditional Fire Keeper, the "maiden archetype" if you will, that we had in Demon's Souls, DS1, Bloodborne and DS3.

                                                                                    Unlike the maiden archetypes from other games, both Shanalotte and Melina are characters in their own right. They don't exist just to provide a convenient service. Instead, they are more involved in the story, with their own goals and wants, and a more interesting personality, compared to the DS3 Fire Keeper for example, who just exists to serve.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      When we choose the frenzied flame ending, I like to imagine that she goes from "Im gonna be tinder for the fire" to "Im gonna end you", and then after we unfrenzy ourselves she just stands there like, "Well, great. both my fates were a lie." has a mental breakdown then lives happily ever after on some farm. Thats my head canon at least.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        In inuit mythology there is a goddess of the sun named Malina I don't think thats a coincidence. - Some guy named Dirt Imp

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          So I'm kinda feeling like that the flame at the mountain of the giants real purpose is to create Marika has the first church up there, she's said to have defeated the giants fell God there, if the divine towers are connected due to their similar architecture to it those are where you empower the great perhaps that is why even if you use yourself as kindling and then use Miquella's needle to cure yourself, she doesn't return cause you robbed her of her chance to ascend to godhood.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            after I've seen the frenzied flame ending I knew that melina is the gloamed-eyed queen and she has a strong relationship with the destined death as she mentions it a lot

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              A wise Woman once said "A hoonter should hoont beasts not hoonters." She was wrong. Instead we must hoont the simps.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                Love how in the frenzy ending how this ***** comes and tells you how she’s going to kill you.
                                                                                                Dude you couldn’t even tickle Margott. How the **** do you plan on killing a powered up version of the dude that actually killed him.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  So I suddenly came to a realization, as miquela and Malenia both have butterflies to represent them which could potentially mean they are empyrians, then there is the Melina who is connected to fire, who could have the fire butterflies to represent her...which could state her statue as an emperyan, though it could also mean that Ranni is not one herself but has somehow assumed that title. Perhaps through trickery, perhaps something to do with discarded runes perhaps Melina is a fragment of Ranni's divine soul that was sundered when she died in body.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    So... She's definitely Radagon and Marika's child, right?

                                                                                                    A sibling of Miquella and Malenia?
                                                                                                    The butterfly items reflect this (Nascent - Miquella | Aeonian - Malenia | Smouldering - Melina)
                                                                                                    The hair colour can be explained as a blend between Marika and Radagon
                                                                                                    I don't get the eye though

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      She wears BOOTS. And she doesn't even demonstrate the loveable submissive lack of personality the firekeeper did. 0/10

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        She talks a lot of **** and does a lot of bossing around for someone that needs me far more than i need her

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          Guys I have a theory that will blow your mind. Melina is in fact …………….Melina. Everyone thought she was the gloam eyed queen or one of those annoying assassins but she is Melina. What are my sources you must be wondering? Well her name is Melina.

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            "Heavily hints" as if it isn't the most obvious thing in the universe that Melina is a demigod in-game. When she talks about "her mother in the Erdtree" what did people think she was talking about? Some other woman who happened to live closeby to the Erdtree or something?

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              I’m glad she is dumb enough to burn herself so I could travel with Ranni through the stars . As if I would try to fix that broken world.

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                Funnily enough I used cheat engine to visit the three fingers before ever meeting her. The first meeting goes as normal except after she gives you torrent she just leaves without a word, the next time you rest at a bonfire she dies her breakup speech

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  The description where Melina will manifest herself 1st time (not counting the cutscene in the Stranded Graveyard) it is not quite correct on this page stating that she would do so after resting at the site of grace outside Church of Ella. In fact, she could manifest herself there if certain conditions are met. Here is the full description of the game mechanics on prompting all conversations with Melina before meeting her again at the Stormwell Castle.

                                                                                                                  Melina will first manifest herself upon resting at:
                                                                                                                  (1) First Steps or any enclosed sites of grace – never (unless the player initially refused her offer to have her as maiden. Then, she becomes available to reconsider at any sites of grace, including First Steps and enclosed ones.)
                                                                                                                  (2) Church of Ella or Seaside Ruins if two additional sites of grace have been discovered in the open.
                                                                                                                  (3) Akhil Lake South if an additional site of grace has been discovered in the open, but the First Step site of grace will not count.
                                                                                                                  (4) any other site grace in the open without need to discover any additional sites of grace.

                                                                                                                  Second conversation with Melina about the guidance of grace becomes available at:
                                                                                                                  (1) First Step - always
                                                                                                                  (2) Church of Ella but only if did not initially meet her there
                                                                                                                  (3) Gatefront but only if did not initially meet her there

                                                                                                                  Third conversation with Melina about her purposes becomes available only after meting Renna at the Church of Ella. The conversation will become available at any site of grace (including enclosed), except the one where the player had the second conversation with her.

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