Mending Rune of the Fell Curse

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Type Great Rune
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Can be used to mend the shattered Elden Ring.

Mending Rune of the Fell Curse is a Great Rune in Elden Ring. Unlike most other Great Runes, it can't be equipped. Its only effect is to alter the ending of the game.


Loathsome rune gestated by the Dung Eater.
Used to restore the fractured Elden Ring when brandished by the Elden Lord.

The reviled curse will last eternally, and the world's children, grandchildren, and every generation hence, will be its pustules.

If Order is defiled entirely, defilement is defilement no more, and for every curse, a cursed blessing.


Where to Find Mending Rune of the Fell Curse

Awarded to the player by Dung Eater after following his questline and giving him 5 Seedbed Curse.


Mending Rune of the Fell Curse Use

Grants access to an alternative ending after defeating the final boss. See Endings page.


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    • Anonymous

      "The heavy, sun-shaped medallion represents both the guidance he once saw, and the ring to which it will one day lead."

      The Mending Rune of the Fell Curse kinda look like the sun no?

      • Anonymous

        Don't get me wrong, the Dung Eater is a bastard, but I don't feel like this ending is as purely negative as it seems. Souls descriptions are notorious for sometimes having biases that act like propaganda for existing factions, so I don't think you can take any of the descriptions calling the curse evil at face value. Plenty of descriptions imply the Omen Curse was once seen as a blessing- it isn't anything inherently negative, people live in fear of it purely because of the horrific persecution of omens by the Golden Order.

        Further, after you kill Dung Eater, Roderika says the spirits that were "howling in fear of the curse" have "escaped their confinement" and found some peace. I see this as a return to the age of the Crucible, where misbegotten/omen were celebrated and Erdtree reincarnation is removed.

        • Anonymous

          There is no real upside to this ending. Anyone who thinks this is somehow about ending discrimination for Omens is missing the point. The Dung Eater is a wholly malicious person, he has no want to do anything but make people suffer. He exists to kill and torture people and defile their corpses, he feels no other purpose. This rune is designed to inflict the maximum amount of suffering possible, ensuring people still live while making their lives agonizing. This makes it hands-down the worst ending. Even the Flame of Frenzy seeks to end suffering, albeit through the end of all life. The Dung Eater is by all appearances not an Omen and he likely does not care about Omens or their treatment. The Dung Eater takes on the image of the Omen because the Omens are beings whose existence is suffering. Using this rune is enabling the Dung Eater to enact a permanent cycle of endless suffering on all humanity.

          • Anonymous

            Just because everyone's an omen, doesn't mean there can't be any discrimination. Humans are all biologically pretty similar but there's still discrimination. For example, an omen society would still have dividing classes of wealth and royalty, and there are probably female omens (w-omen) who could be oppressed

            Disregarding the terrible horns and nightmares that plague omens, poopifiying everyone wouldn't even "fix society". The fecal ending is funny but it doesn't lead to much more than suffering

            • Anonymous

              according to Roderika, not even The Grafting of Godrick, not even the Devouring Serpent and not even The War of The Shattering itself was able to inflict such suffering as to cause the "howling" and "wailing" and "lament" and "unceasing cacophony" of the countless spirits in the Dung Eater's filthy chamber, stained to the ceiling with sh!tty blood, hundreds of corpses in stenchy piles surrounded by flies like you wont see even in the sewers themselves. The "Ending of the Blessing of Despair" is what i would imagine is basically "the Dung Eater's defilement but stretched thousands of times beyond what he alone would be capable to do", and for that undeniable evil suffering beyond measure, is why i would rather just burn the entire world with Frenzied Flame right away, and i did all other endings including the Three Fingers one, some of them multiple times, it has been 9 entire different runs now, 3 NG+ concluded as well, a total of 12 Elden Beasts slain, and yet i never considered doing this ending, who knows, i might as well never do, i bet the world would become so deeply wretched, so riddled with suffering everywhere, that someone else would end up burning the world afterwards anyways, even if it took centuries for them to do so, centuries of (literally) shitty suffering.

              • Anonymous

                How can people look at the omens and believe they are crucible-related is beyond me. Their mending rune is made of Trypophobia and gnarly horns.They vomit vengeful spirits, terrible demons prowl in their dreams. Their blood is factualy "cursed" and sought after by powerful forces beyond understanding... they suffer something like a fantasy mixture of leprosy and schizophrenia.

                • Anonymous

                  I wish there was an ending where you just shove all three mending runes in the Elden Ring and see what happens.

                  • Anonymous

                    Wonder if the visual design is influenced by beazors, that's what it reminds me of and would make sense as that's something that forms in the stomach

                    • Anonymous

                      "Hey what if one of the endings is just the world going to sh*t"
                      "What, like, figuratively?"
                      "No, literally and also the rune looks like a pooping butthole"

                      I refuse to believe George RR Martin wasn't behind this.

                      • Makes it to where people's souls cannot return to the Erdtree, thus everyone becomes an Omen (this is related to why the Seedbed Curse grows Omen horns, despite being attached to a dead soulless body.) However, Omen isn't a separate species or anything, it's a human whose grown horns due to not having a soul, and thus becomes a catalyst for wraiths, with the horns acting as an amplifier. This has roots going back to the Crucible, which was the primeval form of the Erdtree, where all life was undergoing aggressive metamorphosis due to an overwhelming abundance of life energy. And in this ending, since souls cannot return to the Erdtree for rebirth, the only way for more children to be born would be to, you know, have sex. Which isn't done in the current Order because that's seen as animalistic, why do that when the magic tree can absorb people's souls and make new people? I'd imagine at some point the Erdtree would die (as seen in the Blessing of Despair ending, it's lost all it's leaves and lost the golden sheen) and a new Crucible would rise from it, thus there would be a place for these "cursed souls" to return to, as they did in the time of the old Crucible. Whether or not this is an improvement is up for debate, but's it's certainly a very interesting ending. Thank you SmoughTown for the new insight.

                        • Anonymous

                          Tbh this ending isn’t as wholly bad as it may seem. There’s nothing inherently wrong with Omen-they’re just separate from the Erdtree, from grace. Born from contact with the crucible. It’s even mentioned in item descriptions how it was once seen as a blessing. But the golden order persecuted them. Enslaving the misbegotten, and sentencing the omen children below ground. Imagine living your entire life, with no family or things of comfort, wallowing in the sewers. What an accursed fate

                          • Anonymous

                            theres not actually anything wrong with being an omen. the golden order hates them because their souls exist outside the influence of the erdtree. this ending, which curses everyone to become omen, is the definitive way of ending the golden order without destroying the world. and all my homies hate the golden order

                            • Anonymous

                              Nothing about this ending feels logical. Cold sores skies and doodoo ether. The Land Between Cheeks.

                              Wouldn't everybody just become Omen at some point? Just comes off like a zombie apocalypse more than some infinite curse.

                              • Anonymous

                                The Seedbed Curse description states that what it does is prevent the souls of the cursed from returning to the Erdtree when they die. Much like Those Who Live in Death, it's an affront to Golden Order. As we delve deeper, we come to realize that Golden Order is maybe not a status quo worth upholding and the Erdtree is not some pillar of benevolence. The tree was not always in the Lands Between, but life was there before it. So it has basically subsumed all life there since arriving; the dead are absorbed by its roots and reborn in a neverending cycle. Samsara. This "curse" breaks that cycle.

                                • Anonymous

                                  I dunno what most of these comments are on about, talking about this ending as "not bad". Eternal suffering is literally the definition of Hell. The curse isn't some neutral thing, it's pain and suffering incarnate. Unless you're a Hellraiser Cenobite, there's no way to spin endless suffering as a good thing.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Melina gets all angry if we choose the Frenzied Flame, but I bet she'd be even angrier if she knew she sacrificed herself just so we could curse everyone alive and yet to be born lol

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Zullie the witch made an interesting connection regarding his behavior and exactly what it is that he does to "defile" his victims.

                                      Japanese lore contains a creature known as a "Kappa". It typically dwells in the water. It's a monster that is reputed to steal your Shirikodama (almost literally means "butt orb"), which is--in essence--your soul. If you're not situationally aware, he'll sneak up on you, reach inside your rectum and snatch it. Sekiro had an enemy that would use this attack on Wolf; he'd take the shirikodama while you're stun locked and then transfer it to his own anus. If you look at the corpse of his victim, you'll see bloodstains in the pelvic region, which visually supports the hypothesis.

                                      It sounds like Dung Eater actually CONSUMES it instead (lets be real, it's probably covered in ****). That would explain why his victims don't truly "die". He takes their essence and traps them in the phantom zone of his own flesh.

                                      My only speculation as to exactly WHY this produces the seedbed curse in the corpses he leaves behind is that the body wasn't given the go ahead to rot properly via the typical departure of the spirit in synchronicity with the shutdown of one's physical form. The soul is still on the body's plain of existence, but its divorced state initiates a unique process of putrefying malignancy in the flesh that can only be described as "defilement".

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Oops, controller dropped right after i gave him the first seedbed curse and finished his dialog, dropped his set.
                                        Oh well, no one gets everything correct the first time through.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          As far as I can tell, this curses everyone to become Omens. Dung Eater was a weird guy who for some reason idolized Omens. Omens are those horn-covered guys (EG Margit). They are shunned and reviled but I don't know if they actually have anything wrong with them besides being outside of the grace of the Greater Will (who is possibly evil). So it seems that Dung Eater's master plan is to free Omens from oppression by making everyone an Omen. This is probably the best ending (if you believe in equality for Omens).

                                          • Anonymous

                                            the people who dis this ending would rather stay subservient and pawns to the greater will and the spoiled brat demi gods.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              The central idea is that if everyone is screwed up, than no one is really screwed up, that's just the new norm.

                                              Which isn't a morally bad idea in retrospect, but if the guy touting the idea has to eat corpses and engage in necrophilia to get to that end, it's probably not a good choice after all.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                I think the goal in the Blessing of Despair ending is similar to the Age of the Stars, in that they're both trying to sever the influence of the Greater Will in the lands between. The difference being while the Age of the Stars ending severs its connection directly, the Blessing of Despair is indirectly by making everyone an Omen. Its established that the Omen cannot see the guidance of grace, and are deaf to the Greater Will (I don't know if this is because the Omen are "blessed" by a different outer god or for some other reason).

                                                I think the Omen themselves aren't necessarily bad or cursed, but because they're immune to the Greater Will, and anything or anyone that defies the Greater Will or the Golden Order is considered less than, to never be able to see its grace would be reviled and literally shunned. I don't think the Dung Eater's intentions are entirely evil with this in mind, because he only talks about curses and defilement through the lens of the Golden Order. For your soul never to be absorbed into the alien tree on your death would be considered a horrible fate. I think the Dung Eater, in a roundabout way, thinks hes saving people by defiling them making it so they can't be influenced by the Greater Will.

                                                key difference being, Ranni's ending severs the connection without anyone having to turn into monsters lol

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  This really doesnt seem to be a good or a bad thing, Just a different way of being.
                                                  The dungeater is evil, without any doubt, but nobody says you have to be.

                                                  There's no rule that says the status quo is good and a new way has to be evil.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Dung is an abomination and I couldn't allow him to live knowing he would continue to murder and torture. So I killed him in his cell.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      considering the crucible talismans implying that being an omen is blessing of the crucible, it could be argued that this ending is somewhat good, ending the hatred of the omens and putting humanity on course to go back to worshipping the crucible

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        “Loathsome rune gestated by the Dung Eater.” That line accompanying the sounds when you give him curses along with his final screams really makes it seem like Dung Eater either gave birth or took a massive dookie to provide the rune.

                                                        Goldmask and Fia are either death or unresponsive when you get their runes but this guy here….

                                                        I’d curse the world too if I, as a man, had to give birth. Which hole do you think the rune came out of? Peepee, poopoo, or did he puke that thingy up?

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          There is a weird way to view this endings that makes it... less evil-ish... even if the method of getting to it was vile.

                                                          We have actually seen the results of the curse in-game already. It makes people into Omen. Omen, in the Lands Between, have horns like Morgott/Margit. Commoners who grow horns have it cut off and likely die. Nobility are allowed to grow their horns but are shunned.

                                                          But if everyone is an Omen, no one can be shunned.

                                                          Downside: we don't know the consequences of being an Omen... Morgott's Remembrance implies that they are not blessed by Grace. This can be viewed as bad but we also see that it ties people to the Erdtree, and we have other groups trying to break free from that in the first place... so may also not be good. Also possible being a Omen is tied to a different Outer God, so could just be swapping master's... so to speak.

                                                          But from a societal stand point, yeah it would eliminate some discrimination by making everyone the object of it.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Watch Vaati explain in 5 months why this is THE ONE AND ONLY TRUE AND GOOD ENDING by doing some voodoo magic logic with the lore he'll dig up. I'm ready to bet

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Agro-ed him. Killed me. Reloaded. Hand killed me. Went back and he was dead... Victory? Not gonna look a gift horse in the mouth

                                                              • You only need 5 Seedbed curses to get the Rune. Just confirmed it myself by getting it with 5. I don't have the sixth as blackguard was killed earlier in my playthrough.

                                                                • Oh... watched a video of the guy just using the curse item once and killing him so I did the same... guess I got something to do if I decide to replay this again.

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