Preceptor Seluvis

seluvis npcs elden ring wiki guide
Location Seluvis's Rise, Three Sisters
Role Quest NPC and Merchant
Voiced by Charles Dale

Preceptor Seluvis is an NPC in Elden Ring. Seluvis is a pompous sorcerer in service to Ranni the Witch. He is first encountered in spectral form at Ranni's Rise in the Three Sisters sub-region of Liurnia of the Lakes.

 

I don't know what it is the mistress sees in a provincial Tarnished like you, but since we have the misfortune of serving the same Lady, I ask that you kindly try not to drag us all down with you.

 

Preceptor Seluvis Location in Elden Ring

Preceptor Seluvis is found in various locations:

  1. Seluvis is initially spoken to in spectral form at Ranni's Rise. [Map link]
  2. He can then be found in physical form at Seluvis's Rise. [Map link]

Preceptor Seluvis Notes & Tips

 

Preceptor Seluvis Shop

After completing his first quest, he will become available as a merchant.

Item Name Item Type Purchase Value Availability
Carian Phalanx Sorceries 12000 Always
Carian Retaliation Sorceries 9000 Always
Glintstone Icecrag Sorceries 7500 Always
Freezing Mist Sorceries 6000 Always
Glintblade Phalanx Sorceries 2500 Requires Royal House Scroll
Carian Slicer Sorceries 1500 Requires Royal House Scroll
Great Glintstone Shard Sorceries  2000 Requires Academy Scroll
Swift Glintstone Shard Sorceries  600 Requires Academy Scroll
Glintstone Cometshard Sorceries  12000 Requires Conspectus Scroll
Star Shower Sorceries  10000 Requires Conspectus Scroll

 

Preceptor Seluvis Questline: How to complete Precetor Seluvis's Quest

First Encounter

  • Seluvis appears in spectral form on the ground floor of Ranni's Rise after speaking to Ranni for the first time.
  • He asks you to meet him physically at his tower nearby.

Seluvis's Potion

  • At Seluvis's Rise, he gives you Seluvis's Potion and tasks you with finding Nepheli Loux and having her drink it.
    With the potion, there are two major paths to take:
    1. Talk with Gideon Ofnir and discuss Seluvis's plan. He will offer to dispose of the potion, claiming that Seluvis will be none the wiser. Alternatively, you can instead keep the potion and hand it over to Nepheli.
    2. Feed it to Dung Eater. If the player has made progress in his questline to the point in which he is bound to a chair and accepting Seedbed Curses, it is possible to feed him the potion and return to Seluvis. He will then have a new dialogue option.
  • If Nepheli or the Dung Eater was given the potion, they can then be found in Seluvis's laboratory, and their respective Ashes will be available. 
  • Regardless of your decision, Seluvis's response will be the same.
    • Note: With only a single potion, you must make a choice between Nepheli's or Dung Eater's ashes in a given playthrough. Obtaining the other will require New Game Plus.

Betraying Ranni

  • Note: You must complete the next steps before giving Ranni the Fingerslayer Blade. Giving it to her will cause Seluvis's death.
  • Locating Seluvis's hidden chambers in the ruins outside of Ranni's Rise and interacting with the message within will allow you to ask Seluvis about the chamber. It is hidden beneath an illusory floor.
  • When asked about his chambers, he will let you choose one of his puppet Spirit Ashes.
  • After purchasing all of Seluvis's available Sorceries and a second puppet, he will tell you about his plot.
    • Note: If you have already completed his previous quest and accepted one of his puppets and yet Seluvis won't open his puppet shop, either go acquire another Starlight Shard, or drop one from your inventory and pick it up again. Alternatively,  you can save and quit to reload the area. He should then offer the dialog option to buy more puppets.
  • Seluvis seeks to create a potion that will turn even a demigod into a puppet. To make it, he asks you to acquire an Amber Starlight shard, which can found in the Altus Plateau. Pidia, Carian Servant sells a Weathered Map to help deduce its exact location.
  • Handing over the shard will reward you with the Magic Scorpion Charm.
    • Note: You can stop here with the talisman and continue with Ranni's questline.
  • After reloading the area, he will give you the Amber Draught and ask you to administer it to Ranni.
  • Upon doing so, she will wake up, seemingly unaffected by the potion and both saddened and outraged by your actions. Exhausting Ranni's dialogue will lead to her killing you and Seluvis. His body can be found at his tower with Ranni and Iji disappearing from the area.

Ranni's Questline

  • After giving the Fingerslayer Blade to Ranni, Seluvis can then be found at Seluvis's Rise, dead; thus ending his questline.
  • The end of his questline is synced with Pidia’s. When the questline ends, Pidia expresses shock that the puppets he loved so dearly would betray him, before letting out screams of terror and being torn apart by his puppets, leaving behind Pidia's Bell Bearing and a puppet (Dolores or Nepheli; Nepheli's Puppet Ashes will drop instead of Dolores's Puppet Ashes if she was given the potion).

Preceptor Seluvis Secondary Shop (Puppet Ashes)

Seluvis's puppet laboratory is located in one of the ruins near his tower. From Ranni's Rise Site of Grace, head outside and visit the first set of ruins on your left. Striking the floor will reveal an illusory floor and a staircase. Inside will be a message: "Seluvis's puppet. Do not touch." After confronting him about the laboratory and exhausting his dialogue, he will offer you one of his puppets. You can now exchange Starlight Shards for other available Ashes.

Item Name Item Type Purchase Value (Starlight Shards) Availability
Finger Maiden Therolina Puppet Ashes 2 Always
Jarwight Puppet Ashes 3 Always
Dolores the Sleeping Arrow Puppet Ashes 5 You must have given Seluvis's Potion to Nepheli Loux
Dung Eater Puppet Ashes 5 You must have given Seluvis's Potion to Dung Eater

Note: If Seluvis has died due to progress in Ranni's questline, it is still possible to purchase from this shop. Simply return to his dead body and a prompt will appear.
Note 2: Alternatively, Dolores's Puppet Ashes will drop from Pidia if the potion is given to Dung Eater, however you will not get Nepheli's Puppet Ashes from Pidia by doing so. (Nepheli's Puppet Ashes are not purchasable in the shop.)

Dialogue in Elden Ring: Preceptor Seluvis

Introduction:

  • I see... You must be Ranni's new hireling.
    Yes, yes, I've heard all about you.
    I am Seluvis, preceptor in the sorcerous arts.
    I don't know what it is the mistress sees in a provincial Tarnished like you,
    but since we have the misfortune of serving the same Lady,
    I ask that you kindly try not to drag us all down with you.
  • I reside...in another tower, close by.
    Come and pay me a visit...
    Should you wish to be of actual service to Mistress Ranni.
    If it were up to me, I wouldn't waste my time on the likes of you.
    But who am I to stand against the wishes of my Lady?

Visit:

  • Well, well. You took me at my word.
    Did you not realise I was merely being polite? You provincials never cease to amaze...
    Hmm, I suppose you're here now.
    Perhaps I'll give you something to do.
    I'd like you to find a woman called Nepheli, to administer a potion.
    Even you can do that much, can't you?

    [Accept the task]
    Good, good.
    Now I shall hand over the potion in question.
    [Receives Seluvis's Potion]
    Find Nepheli, and ensure she drinks it.
    I except glad tidings. And soon.

About Nokron:

  • Well, well. You're asking me about that, are you?
    The task was left to you and the mongrel, was it not?
    Not only are you incompetent, but shameless to boot.
    Well...there's no helping it.
    Now's as good a time as any. I'll let you in on it.
    There's a glintstone sorcerer by the name of Sellen in Limgrave.
    She owes me for the help I gave her when she was expelled from the academy.
    I asked her to look into the matter some time ago.
    I'll write you a letter of introduction. Go ask her.

    [Gives Seluvis's Introduction]

After giving someone Seluvis's Potion:

  • Ahh, so you made Nepheli drink the potion?
    Well done. You are a touch more useful than I had thought.
    Very well. Then you shall have your gift.
    Knowledge of the sorcerous arts, under the tutelage of the great Preceptor Seluvis.
    I doubt much of it will lay within the grasp of a mere Tarnished, but...
    If you put your mind to it, perhaps you won't embarrass our Lady.
  • You wish to begin right this moment?
    Well, your impatience, though boorish, is understandable. Let's have at it.

Hand over the scroll:

  • Hmm. Is that a scroll?
    I won't bother to ask where you pilfered it, but...
    You're correct to assume I'm one of the few who can decipher it.
    So, I'm perfectly happy to take it off your hands.
    That said, don't you dare get your hopes up.
    More often than not, new knowledge is merely an opportunity to reflect...
    ...upon the mediocrity of one's intellect.

About Nepheli:

  • So, you had Nepheli drink the potion? Truly?
    Hmm. Then perhaps something was amiss with it.
    It's concocted from the finest ingredients. But perhaps I should review the recipe.
    I may have expected too much of her, to begin with.

About your chambers:

  • You break into a man's private chambers, rooting about as you please?
    Your oafishness knows no bounds.
    Fine and well.
    You tricked Nepheli, and had her drink the potion.
    I believe that makes you my accomplice.
    You yearn for a puppet of your own, hmm?
    Well, normally one of your stature would never be allowed.
    But perhaps I can make a very special exception.
    Now, choose.

    [Offers choice between Finger Maiden Therolina Puppet and Jarwight Puppet]
  • (Upon returning) How's the puppet I gave you? A thing of exquisite craft, is it not?

I want a new puppet (after accepting the free puppet and finding more Starlight Shards):

  • What's that? You want another puppet?
    Quite the keen paramour, aren't we.
    But, I'm afraid each and every one is like a child to me.
    I can hardly just give them away.
    Oh dear, what's to be done?
    Why don't you...fetch me some starlight shards?
    If you can manage it, I'll gladly prepare a new puppet for you.
    The soul of every puppet has its own ambience. You'll soon come to know, once you possess a few.
    And once each's predilections are known to you, the better you'll be able to love them.
    Oh yes, you have much to look forward to, further down this road.

    [Opens puppet shop]

After purchasing another puppet:

  • You're proving to be quite the puppeteer.
    I've not had an apprentice for...a very long time indeed.

About the scheme:

  • Perhaps, you'd be interested in a little scheme of mine?
    It will produce the finest of puppets.
    Which I aspire to cherish with these very hands.
    A ploy to fool even Lady Ranni... How does that sound?
  • [I'm interested] Ahh, I knew I had you pegged.
    You're just like me.
    Then I'd like you to procure something.
    A rather unique starlight shard that glistens with amber.
    With that, my special draught will gleam with nectar-sweetness.
    And even a demigod would be slave to its charms...

About Amber Starlight:

  • Procure it for me.
    The rather unique starlight shard that glistens with amber.
    With that, my special draught will gleam with nectar-sweetness.
    And even a demigod would be slave to its charms...

Give Amber Starlight:

  • Well, well, you managed to lay your hands on it!
    The blessed day is finally upon us...
    Goodness gracious, the way it glistens...utterly enchanting.
    To think, this was once a demigod's very fate...
    My oh my oh my....
  • Ah, are you still here?
    Oh yes, I should give you your reward.
    Please, it's all yours. Splendid work. Just marvelous.
    [Gives Magic Scorpion Charm]
  • Now, just you wait. The merriment is soon to begin.
    The scheme I promised is to be revealed very shortly...
  • (Talk again without reloading the area) You'll be flabbergasted, I can assure you.
    The secret* I promised is to be revealed very shortly...
    *He says "The secret" here, yet the subtitles repeat "The scheme" as in the previous line.

Returning to Seluvis:

  • Good, I've been waiting for you.
    It's finally complete. The perfection of my draught, gleaming nectar-sweet.
    Give it to Ranni and ensure she drinks it.
    [Gives Amber Draught]
  • The dead-eyed doll lets down her guard in your presence, rather remarkably.
    Though she might dip her hands in the dirt, and feign that icy persona...she's a frail, gentle girl at heart.

About the draught:

  • You...understand, don't you?
    That once you have Ranni drink my draught, my scheme will come to fruition.
    And we, well, we'll be in a position to claim the very finest puppet ever crafted.
    Just imagine...the pure elation...

When attacked:

  • Agh! Enough of that, now. Have you forgotten that we both serve the same Lady?
  • You incorrigible lout. Don't you dare waltz back here again.

Other:

  • I have no time for idle chit chat. The only thing I will hear from you is a report of your task's completion. Are we understood? Then off you trot.
  • Begging for another lesson so soon? There remains much to be done. Make it quick.

 

Preceptor Seluvis Notes & Trivia

  • Gideon and Seluvis seem to have a long-standing hatred, if not rivalry, for each other.
  • In between Ranni's Rise and Renna's Rise, you'll see a ruined building and a set of stairs that go down hidden by an illusory floor, protected by a Noble Sorcerer who is otherwise invisible unless close by.
    • There are many doll-like figures around the basement, with a message saying "Seluvis's puppet. Do not touch." in the corner by a man with a jar for a head. A rather eerie thing to note is that puppets' eyes are following player's movements. The bodies of a Perfumer and an Omenkiller are also present, despite none of them being obtainable as puppets.
      • After giving his potion to either Gideon, Nepehli, or Dung Eater, speaking to Seluvis about his basement will become available, in which he will give you access to one free Spirit Ash summon, with the other two available for purchase later.
        • One of the ashes is only available if you give the potion to the Dung Eater or Nepheli, rather than letting Gideon dispose of it. (?)
    • A puppet of Sellen and Nepheli (if you give her the potion) can be found behind another illusory wall in the back of the cellar.
    • Upon receiving Dolores as a puppet, it is discovered that Gideon and Seluvis were both in the Roundtable together, with Dolores. It is also noted that the two stopped talking because of her, implying a potential love triangle of sorts.
      • The fact you receive Dolores only after giving Nepheli, Gideon's daughter, the potion and later find her as a doll also implies that Seluvis may have grown tired of Dolores as a puppet. It's possible he sought Gideon's adoptive daughter as a replacement.

 

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    • Anonymous

      I really like this character. Good VA, interesting design and he's very well written. He give off a creepy pervert vibe so naturally, it never feels too forced. I also find it funny that finishing his quest not only gets him killed (standard souls game quest ending) but you die as well!

      • Notice that the pose he's in when he "dies" mimics the pose of many of his puppets. Plus it seems odd that he would spontaneously die like that because Ranni left. Wondering if he tried one of his own roofies and got turned into a puppet.

        • Anonymous

          I’m having an issue in NG+. I found the puppet chamber and bought all his spells. I tried buying the puppets (which I already have from my previous play through) and as soon as I tried to buy one, some message briefly flashed saying I couldn’t have more in my inventory or something, and then the puppet shop disappeared and I can no longer access it. His quest will not advance further.

          • Anonymous

            dolores the sleeping puppet - I honestly don't recall the sequence of events, but I got this puppet from seluvis, after his 'death' and I gave the potion to Gideon. So I think the "must give the potion to nepheli" req is incorrect.

            • Anonymous

              If Pidia actually is Seluvis, that might explain Gideon's actions in the Village of the Albinaurics. Perhaps it was some sort of revenge for turning Dolores into a ... Regardless, it's astounding that this guy manages to make you feel sorry for Gideon of all people.

              • Anonymous

                Does this guy have a crush on Sellen or something? He has a complete puppet of her in a secret room with a bed next to it which creates a rather unsettling implication.

                • Anonymous

                  On the theory concerning Pidia being Seluvis, I have some opinions to share.

                  I feel that there are far too many contradictory pieces of evidence when it comes to Pidia being Seluvis, there are alibies, and of course the prominence of Seluvis's individuality. Ranni treated Seluvis as a loyal servant, Gideon recognized him as a puppeteer and former colleague, and others who have worked intimately with Seluvis had not noticed any discrepancies in his personality, which would have at some point become apparent to any one of them. Especially with Pidia being as unstable as he is, there are bound to be slip ups.

                  What I propose is that Seluvis and Pidia may have had a Frankenstein / Igor relationship, with Pidia playing the part of "mortician" in a sense, preparing the bodies for use. I believe this may be why you are not immediately given the puppets after administering Seluvis's draught. Something more needs to be done for them to be fully functioning puppets capable of heeding commands and summons. This would also explain why Pidia has the Napheli ashes in his possession upon his death. He was "preparing" her to to be utilized as a puppet. This is corroborated by the fact that Pidia himself says he is "charged" with maintaining the dolls. Clearly Seluvis had ordered Pidia to maintain their forms, perhaps Pidia had some sort of expertise in this matter that rendered him useful to Seluvis.

                  And knowing Seluvis's modus operandi, he is clearly the dominating figure between the two, having abused / scared Pidia witless into doing his bidding. Another thing to note: only a few of the puppets surrounding Pidia had physically assaulted him, all of them being Cuckoo Knights. This could suggest that Seluvis had them planted there specifically to guard Pidia and eliminate him should anything compromise Seluvis's scheme. This would allow Seluvis to tie up loose ends, and ensure that there was no trail to follow in the event that he desired to hide himself.

                  Seluvis was also notably clever, having aided Sellen when she was expelled from the academy, creating a puppet for her and teaching her how to transfer her own consciousness from one body to another, effectively allowing her to evade those hunting her as she pursued her studies. A man such as Seluvis would surely have a failsafe of his own, and would never put his host body in jeopardy in the event that something should befall him. He knew that he had potential enemies everywhere, even Blaidd teased the idea of killing him and was tasked by the Two Fingers to relentlessly pursue anyone who threatens Ranni's life. This is why the Seluvis that is "killed" by Ranni, is merely a puppet. Where his host body actually resides is unknown, and will likely stay that way. Seluvis, like Sellen, will continue to pursue his studies in secret far from Ranni's gaze now that she is wise to his treachery.

                  One other thing to note concerning Ranni is that while she is immensely powerful, she does bear the characteristics of a young girl / princess. She can be quite proud and naïve at times, which we can see during your interaction with her doll and her disbelief that you saw through her guise. It is also evident in her deep familial relationship / trust with her hirelings, which is what I believe allows Seluvis to get away with much of his scheming and general nefariousness for so long.

                  So to sum it up, I personally feel this is the most likely of scenarios. There are far too many holes in the Pidia = Seluvis theory, some that are even lore-bending. But that is simply my take, at the end of the day this is all left to our interpretation, but hopefully my perspective may help shed some light on the totally convoluted rabbit hole that is Seluvis's questline. Lol.

                  • Anonymous

                    Do we really have to listen to this this ass insult us while explaining our task, I wish the tarnished could tell him to shut up or we punch him in his lil ***** mouth.

                    • Anonymous

                      Is it possible that you can no longer get the spirit ashes after you try to kill the dung eater?
                      I gave him the potion, waited for around 20 seconds and killed him. Then I got the armor as was mentioned, but when I returned to seluvius he asked if I really have her the potion, and said something other I can't remember.
                      And now there is neither a conversation option about puppets, nor about spirit ashes.
                      Oh well, new game it is :/

                      • Anonymous

                        When you try to kill him when you first meet him (before asking about Nokron and disposing of his potion), he will teleport away, Ranni will disappear and Blaidd will become hostile. You can revert this by seeking forgiveness at the Church of Vows, which will respawn Seluvis and make Blaidd friendly again. I guess it's because he still has some vital information on how to reach Nokron. Probably just have to progress further through the questline until you can get rid of this clown without any repercussions.

                        • Anonymous

                          One of if not the most disturbing a****** in all of the souls series (only 2nd the dung eater). We are literally helping him roofie Gideons adoptive daughter so he can do God knows what to her unresponsive body. Hell, he even wanted us to roofie Ronnie too. If this doesn’t convence you that this guys a pedophile I don’t know what will.

                          • Anonymous

                            It is not necessary to purchase all of Seluvis's sorceries to advance his quest, you only need the 2nd puppet

                            • Anonymous

                              It is not necessary to purchase all of Seluvis's sorceries to advance his quest, you only need the 2nd puppet

                              • Anonymous

                                After seeing his death pose, I think that seluvis himself is a puppet, which gives a new spin on him being eager to turn everyone around him to the same beings as himself, making him not just a puppet, but a puppeteer, which kinda goes together with his title being preceptor (from what I understand, it means teacher or instructor, which would make Seluvis a teacher of puppets)

                                Also sorcerers of all kinds made marionettes as their minions, so Seluvis being a marionette that wanted to be a real boy with his own puppet army seems very believable.

                                Also consider Pidia. Could be Seluvis's former master. Fits too, knowing that Pidia meets his end being killed by his own puppets.

                                It's just Seluvis flew a bit too close to the sun, trying to take control over the demigod puppet.

                                • Anonymous

                                  for some reason he wont appear in rannis rise - i cant also exit the tower because ranni tells me to talk to him...

                                  • Anonymous

                                    There's perfumers in this game that harvest organ to make special potions, a guy that curses souls for eternity by consuming their anogenital area, and the literal manifestation of chaos that drives peoole crazy by melting their eyeballs. Yet somehow Seluvis ended up being hated more than all of them together. Good job, Seluvis!

                                    • Anonymous

                                      There's perfumers in this game that harvest organ to make special potions, a guy that curses souls for eternity by consuming their anogenital area, and the literal manifestation of chaos that drives peoole crazy by melting their eyeballs. Yet somehow Seluvis ended up being hated more than all of them together. Good job, Seluvis!

                                      • Anonymous

                                        There's perfumers in this game that harvest organ to make special potions, a guy that curses souls for eternity by consuming their anogenital area, and the literal manifestation of chaos that drives peoole crazy by melting their eyeballs. Yet somehow Seluvis ended up being hated more than all of them together. Good job, Seluvis!

                                        • Anonymous

                                          If you enjoy drugging nepheli for his quest or not is how to find out if you’re good or if you are just terrible as a person.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Just finish his quest, I only got the free puppet & buy dung eater puppet and he give "the scheme" dialogue and trigger the quest, no need to buy the other puppet

                                            • Anonymous

                                              If you are having trouble starting the betraying Ranni part. You must have at least 1 starlight shard in your inventory.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Can someone confirm, i went to his secret place and interacted with his message but i can't seem to bring fort the choice to make him talk about it. what i just did is agree to bring his vial for nepheli to drink (but haven't brought it to nepheli) and talked to blaidd about radahn in siofra river. i wanted to purchase a puppet from him but i can't.

                                                • Did this guy seriously think a roofie would work on Ranni who is a puppet? She has no internal faculties to be affected by it. Once again, the INT stat is not the same as actual intelligence.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Just mentioning a glitch I ran into today trying to get the Dung Eater Puppet today. After doing everything needed his dialog stopped, I hit him till he disapeared [death animation and ends Ranni's Quest making her disapear] then went to the church of absolution did the thing, and the option for the dung eater is there now and Ranni was back to finish her quest.

                                                    So apparently killing Selivus can end Ranni's Quest but he comes back with the church of absolution.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Under the "BETRAYING RANNI" section, it says:
                                                      "Note: You must complete this before picking up the Fingerslayer Blade. Ranni will immediately go into dialog about it upon pickup and you will not have an opportunity to complete this section of his quest."

                                                      Maybe they patched this, but I was able to complete Seluvius' questline even after obtaining the Fingerslayer Blade. Once you receive the Amber Draught, just cycle through the available actions at Ranni's sleeping body to administer the draught instead of talking to her, if you wish to do so.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        I can't give Nepheli the potion. Is it because I gave her the ashes? She just says "In this ash, I can smell the ancient storm. It reminds of my first hawk."

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          What a jerk. First of all, he lives next door but he sends a hologram to Ranni’s house anyway, like seriously dude you can’t be bothered to walk 10 feet? Second, he’s mean. And on top on everything else he doesn’t even have a site of grace at his house to warp to!

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Oh good, i decided to grab the finger slayer blade to get it out of the way thinking i can still do the betrayal till getting the magic damage charm but nope. Excellent design to make it super easy to screw you out of items unless you consult a wiki every step.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              One more dialogue is available if you talk to Seluvis after releasing Blaidd if you still have amber draught. The dialogue is also about the draught. I cannot provide the exact quote but he will tell you to hurry as it is hard for him to wait, he want to act.
                                                              Seems this dialogue proves that he will try to make Ranni his puppet on his own around the time we may give Ranni the Fingerslayer Blade.

                                                              • So you're telling me it's between waifu with cool sword, and a jackass prick that owns a sex dungeon.

                                                                No doubt they gave this dude a meta build talisman becuase that's the only way someone would ever side with him.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  As of 12.05, giving seluvis' potion to Ofnir and buying two of his puppets, I received the dialogue for the scheme; betraying Ranni. I did not buy any of his sorceries.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    The lean-in animation when you initiate the Ranni-betrayal part of his questline is super off-putting. Fromsoftware definitely did a job making this guy an unlikable creep.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      I think selivus is actually one of Pidas puppets. The position selivus is in when he "dies" is the same as the inactive puppets in his basement

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        I was able to purchase ashes after obtaining fingerslayer blade. However, I did not approach Ranni with it in my possession.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Im pretty sure the wiki is wrong about needing to buy all of seluvis's soceries to progress his questline, i just gave him the amber starlight and received the amber draught shard and ive still not bought them all.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            The Seluvis Paradox?: At this point I have already collected and used all but one of the available starlight shards! I gave DungEater Seluvis' potion, killed him as a boss in battle and now I see the Dung Eater Puppet Summons in Seluvis' shop, but ... I only have and can access 1 starlight shard. If I advance Ranni's quest far enough to get access to more starlight shards in Southwest Liunia, Selvius dies. What to do? Can I just kill Seluvis and get access to his shop?? I want the Dung Eater Puppet Summons, but I'm stuck w/out the shards.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              You can also buy the dolls with shards after finishing Ranni's transfusion as his dead ***** ass body lies in his tower and is still allowed to be spoken to

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                No need to purchase any of his spells. After he gives you the puppet of your choice as a gift, reload the game twice. Talk to him and the option 'I want another puppet' should be available, purchase the other puppet using starlight shards. Talk to him again and the option 'About the scheme' should be available now.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  I had a problem about spawning the Puppet Store. It wasn't showing 'til I gave him the Spell Book I had and then buying all the spells. Then reloaded the area and the shop was unlocked.

                                                                                  I hope that this information might help someone with the same problem.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    should REALLY be mentioned that you CANNOT kill him. he'll just phase through your attacks and disappear. the only way to make him die is to complete his or ranni's quest. so lame...

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      I just got his scheme after getting all three puppets. Zero spells purchased. Someone please correct this.

                                                                                      • Just added almost all missing dialogue. His questline is incredible thanks to the sheer quality of his voice acting! When you realize the implications of his word choice about the puppets... so creepy. I love to hate this deplorable, depraved bastard.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          I picked up the fingerslayer blade and was able to buy the dungeater puppet and trigger his scheme dialog. Obviously it was before talking to Ranni, but interestingly enough I could NOT trigger the special puppet nor his scheme dialog until I picked up the finger slayer blade(yes I had already been to his secret lab area), despite this wiki saying the opposite. Might want to update that

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            I was unable to complete his quest because I did not have enough starlight shards to purchase a puppet other than the one you get for free (as of 4/29/2022. Version 1.41. PS4) Will complete on next play through.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              He doesn’t seem to have a the puppet shop, not sure if you need to do some trigger the dialogue. He already gave me the jarwight

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                Seluvis needs to be alive to finish Ranni's Quest. I went straight to killing this mf after giving Ranni the finger slayer blade and the seal on her rise wouldn't open. I need to resolve my sin at dog pope for it to work again. Also you can't seem to hurt Pidia in any way. I blasted a big ass arrow in his face and it just went straight thru.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  Unlocked 'About the scheme' dialogue by buying one puppet, using it in combat and buying one more puppet (the store was available after using the first puppet). Dialogue became available right after the purchase. No starlight shards were left in my inventory, no spells were bought from Seluvis at that moment.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    It makes me wonder if there is an alternate target for the amber draught, like there is for seluvis's potion.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      > Studies Magic
                                                                                                      > Never leaves his room except virtually
                                                                                                      > Condescending to everyone and disliked by everyone
                                                                                                      > Simps a "mistress" who wants nothing to do with him, then tries to kill her when she ignores him
                                                                                                      > Has a secret room full of dolls, including a life-size doll of his schoolmate which he keeps next to his bed extra hidden away

                                                                                                      Neckbeard confirmed

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        > Studies Magic
                                                                                                        > Never leaves his room except virtually
                                                                                                        > Condescending to everyone and disliked by everyone
                                                                                                        > Simps a "mistress" who wants nothing to do with him, then tries to kill her when she ignores him
                                                                                                        > Has a secret room full of dolls, including a life-size doll of his schoolmate which he keeps next to his bed extra hidden away

                                                                                                        Neckbeard confirmed

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          > Studies Magic
                                                                                                          > Never leaves his room except virtually
                                                                                                          > Condescending to everyone and disliked by everyone
                                                                                                          > Simps a "mistress" who wants nothing to do with him, then tries to kill her when she ignores him
                                                                                                          > Has a secret room full of dolls, including a life-size doll of his schoolmate which he keeps next to his bed extra hidden away

                                                                                                          Neckbeard confirmed

                                                                                                          • The best outcome for this idiot’s quest is to keep tricking him. He thinks he’s a genius, but gets outsmarted so easily it’s hard not to laugh.

                                                                                                            So, give his potion to Dung Eater, which turns this dumb character into your very own summon. He’ll think you gave it to Nepheli. Get to the point where you have to find the amber and give it to him. He’ll reward you with the Magic Scorpion Charm. Congrats, you scammed him out of this charm, and now you’re going to talk to Ranni to continue her quest and Seluvis is going to die.

                                                                                                            There is no point in continuing his quest after obtaining the magic charm from him. He just wants you to poison Ranni, and she won’t drink it anyway, she’ll just kill you and leave. You’ll have to use celestial dew to fix the quest.

                                                                                                            Seluvis and Dung Eater both deserved to die. Win win ending.

                                                                                                            • You do not need to buy all his stock to make him talk about his plot against Ranni (patch 1.04).

                                                                                                              I progressed the Dung Eater quest until the point I could administer him Seluvis potion. Then Seluvis opened his store (believing that I had drugged Nephili instead) and offered me a free puppet. After that I went to Altus Plateau in order to find the Amber Starlight, and went back to Seluvis. Not only the Dung Eater puppet could be purchased, but the dialog option "about the scheme" was available.

                                                                                                              I didn't have to buy any of his sorceries for this to happen.

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                Nothing says "I'm definately NOT evil" like roofying women with the intention of transplanting their minds into your living sex dolls.

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  Wow that last paragraph really drills home how awful he is and Gideon as well. He has no issues with you giving it to Nepheli. He also seems aware that his compatriot Dolores was roofied

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    My first reaction to meeting this guy in Ranni's tower was disgust, but when I learned he wanted to drug Nepheli it turned to hatred. The only reason I didn't murder him on the spot is because I didn't know if he had any cool sorceries to teach me and I didn't want to fail Ranni. Glad to hear he dies.

                                                                                                                    • About the Amber Draught not affecting Ranni, I'm sure Seluvis knows she's a puppet and he thinks that the potion will work regardless, so he must've taken that factor into account. I've heard people speculate that she might've just been too powerful for him to control with his scheme. But what if she's immune to his control because her soul isn't within the vessel that he tries to poison?

                                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                                        If you use the first puppet you acquire from Seluvis, you can access his puppet store immediately afterwards. I could not get the dialogue to prompt before doing so.

                                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                                          'regardless of choice seluvis says the same thing' he does not. he says something to the nature of 'i would have detected the potion working immediately' if u lie to him, and continues to say no matter ...

                                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                                            Seluvis just up and died 'randomly' due to me exploring the world. Screwing me out of a talisman and out of a Dung Eater Puppet for this run. And I don't know what triggered it, or what the in-game reason is that he's dead.

                                                                                                                            As great as this game is, *some* clue as to quest progression would be nice.

                                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                                              My favorite part about completing this is, upon trying to continue talking with Ranni after giving her the potion, she kills you and leaves. No fight option. The PC goes from full health to a bloodstain and Ranbir has left when you come back for your bits. After that, Seluvis is dead in his tower and stays that way, even if you do get your Sins Absolved. Only appropriate ending for this kind of debauchery in my opinion. Ranni is the real goddess. Lol.

                                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                If you're having an issue with getting his plot dialogue and did not purchase both puppets right away. Go back to his hidden dungeon place and click his puppet thing down there, it'll make it so the buy more puppets option pops up. At least that worked for me anyway.

                                                                                                                                • I skipped through most of the quests and beat the elden beast and then went back to see which ones I wasn't locked out of. I never spoke to Selvius at his physical body and just did Ranni's quest. I also found Nepheli dead at the Village and picked up her axe. Don't know where I picked it up from but I got the Dolores the Sleeping Arrow puppet and never gave Nepheli any type of potion.

                                                                                                                                  • I wish seluvis' plot worked a little better. He makes amber starlight sound like something godly but then it just... poofs? I guess it's because she's already a puppet and somehow seluvis didn't know that? how does this even work? Really grew to like the bastard by the end, epic schemer

                                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                      Note that when he first gives you a puppet, if you already have the same puppet (e.g. from previous Journey) it will automatically send the new instance to your chest, and the game won't recognize the old one, so he will no longer speak to you or sell puppets.

                                                                                                                                      I had to discard my puppet and retrieve the new one from the chest, and his puppet shop became available. After buying 1 more puppet (Dung Eater), he would tell me about his scheme.

                                                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                        Only information I needed from this page is, how soon can I stab this smug bastard without locking out Ranni's quest line?

                                                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                          can you give the 2nd potion the dung eater or anyone else instead of ranni or does it just work with the first potion ?

                                                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                            I did NOT need all of the sorceries, in fact I hadn't bought any of them yet in order to progress to the "about the plot" dialog. I DID need both puppets, and I had given the initial potion to Gideon.

                                                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                              Good Lord, the npc quest are complex in this one. I'm probably going to fail every single one on my first playthrough lol

                                                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                                If you drop a starlight shard on the ground, pick it up, and then re-load your save he will present you with his scheme.

                                                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                                  Something interesting, if you go to Seluvis' puppet basement before killing Omenkiller at Village of the Albinaurics, the Omenkiller puppet's eyes are glowing orange. After killing Omenkiller in Village of the Albinaurics and returning, the puppets eyes are no longer glowing. What could this mean? Was this puppet body what was controlling the Omenkiller in the village, or that Seluvis sent the cursemongers who ransaked the place looking for the Secret Haligtree Medallion? It was Gideon who was seeking it from Latenna before, in any case it's interesting that the puppets eyes are lit like that if you go into that area kind of early and see it.

                                                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                                    Love this guy, typical snobby wizard and his voice actor is very good. One of my favorite characters, wish he got a longer questline. Plus he got drip

                                                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                                      Second playthrough here, I made Dung Eater drink the potion without giving him a single Seedbed Curse (I've collected 5) but there's no Dung Eater puppet and I dropped 10 Starlight Shards then picked them up again, still nothing. What's wrong?

                                                                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                                        Several things here are wrong or missing.

                                                                                                                                                        For one, it doesn't mention that you need to buy at least some of his sorceries before you can ask for a new puppet.

                                                                                                                                                        Secondly, you don't need to buy all of his sorceries to get him to tell you his plot to make Ranni a puppet. I only bought 3 out of 4 and then I could buy a second puppet. After I did, he told me the plot. Maybe you don't even need 3.

                                                                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                                          i gave the potion to Ranni which pissed her off and she killed me , going back to seluvis, he still ended up dead, also i have the finger slayer blade in my inventory i did not give it to her, not sure what hapened

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