Side Quests in Elden Ring are numerous optional progression options and questlines that can be triggered by an event or NPC. This page is an overview of all the Quests in Elden Ring.  It will inform you about the quest giver, steps required to complete the quest, and any NPCs affected by the quest.

 

Side Quest Progress Guide
NPC-Specific Guide

 

Side Quest Game Progression Guide

This is a compilation of all side quests and what you have to do during game progresses to max them all out. This page is not yet comprehensive, please see Game Progress Route to ensure you don't miss out on anything. For full details, look above and on the NPC pages.
Areas are ordered in our recommended order.

Area entered Quest
Limgrave White Mask Varre

Renna 

Roderika

Boc the Seamster 

D Hunter of the Dead

  • North-East Limgrave near Saintsbridge: Skippable
  • Summonwater Village: Skippable

Bloody Finger Hunter Yura 

  • South-East part of the Lake in Limgrave
  • North part of the Lake in Limgrave. Up the stream
  • Murkwater Cave

Sorceress Sellen 

Patches 

Iron Fist Alexander

  • Cliff above/near the Saintsbridge Site of Grace: Skippable

Blaidd 

Kenneth Haight

  • Ruin on the Path from Limgrave going to Mistwood
  • Fort Haight

Bernahl

Gurranq, Beast Clergyman

Merchant Kale

Smithing Master Hewg

Weeping Peninsula

Irina

Edgar

Stormveil Castle

Sorcerer Rogier

Roderika

Nepheli Loux

  • From the Secluded Cell Grace move towards the main gate, past the troll and into a side room. Stormveil Castle
  • Summon her for the fight against Godrick

Gatekeeper Gostoc

D Hunter of the Dead

  • After beating Godrick, talk to them in the Roundtable Hold

Smithing Master Hewg

  • After beating Godrick, talk to them in the Roundtable Hold

Enia

Edgar

  • Revenger’s Shack

Hyetta

Liurnia of the Lakes

Boc the Seamster

  • Church of Vows, quest item needed is here.
  • Lake-Facing Cliffs Site of Grace
  • East Raya Lucaria Gate Site of Grace

Hyetta 

  • Lake-Facing Cliffs Site of Grace (Only appear if Irna's Quest is completed)
  • Purified Ruins
  • Bellum Church
  • Gate Town Bridge Grace of Site

Thops

Patches 

  • Scenic Isle: Skippable, close to the Laskyar Ruins Grace

Rya

  • Scenic Isle, close to the Laskyar Ruins Grace

Blackguard Big Boggart

White Mask Varre

Edgar

Jar Bairn

Diallos

Bloody Finger Hunter Yura

  • Main Academy Gate Site of Grace, 

Smithing Master Iji
Seluvis

Ranni The Witch

Nepheli Loux 

Pidia, Carian Servant

Boc the Seamster

  • Lake-Facing Cliffs Site of Grace.

Albus

Latenna

Miriel

D Hunter of t with the Secret boss in the Black Knife Catacombs

Festering Fingerprint Vyke

Iron Fist Alexander

  • South of Carian Study Hall

Sorcerer Rogier

  • Roundtable Hold
Siofra River

Blaidd 

Altus Plateau

Blackguard Big Boggart

  • North area of the Outer moat of Leyndell

Boc the Seamster

  • East Capital Rampart Site of Grace

Brother Corhyn

  • North of the Altus Highway Junction Grace
  • Near the West Capital Rampart

Dung Eater

Millicent

Sellen

Primeval Sorcerer Azur

Iron Fist Alexander

  • Seethewater Terminus Site of Grace

Goldmask

  • Portal near the Forest Spanning Greatbridge Site of Grace
  • Near the West Capital Rampart

Yura

Melina

Nepheli

  • Throne room

Hyetta

  • Frenzied Flame Proscription
Caelid

Gowry 

Iron Fist Alexander

Millicent

Great Jar

Blaidd

Witch-Hunter Jerren

Patches

  • Can be summoned with the fight against Radahn
Mt. Gelmir

Knight Bernahl

  • Volcano Manor

Iron Fist Alexander

  • Seethewater Terminus

Millicent

Patches

Rya

Sorceress Sellen

Tanith

Great Horned Tragoth

Blackguard

Diallos

Mountaintops of the Giants

Brother Corhyn

  • South of the Stargazer’s Ruins
  • Capital of Ash Grace

Goldmask

  • South of the Stargazer’s Ruins

Millicent

  • Ancient Snow Valley Ruins Site of Grace

Shabriri

Jar-Bairn

Diallos

Patches

Latenna

Bloody Finger Hunter Yura

Knight Bernahl

 

Ainsel River Main and Nokron

Blaidd

  • Forlorn Hound Evergael

Miniature Ranni

  • Nokstella Site of Grace
Deeproot Depths

D's Twin Brother

Fia

Consecrated Snowfield

Millicent

  • Prayer Room Site of Grace

Latenna

Crumbling Farum Azula

Iron Fist Alexander

  • Dragon Temple Altar Site of Grace


Knight Bernahl

  • Great Bridge Site of Grace
  • Great Bridge Site of Grace

Jar Bairn

Diallos

City of Ash

Brother Corhyn

  • Spiral Spear statue


Goldmask

  • Erdtree Sanctuary

Side Quests

This is a list of side quest sorted by the NPC that gives you or interacts with the quest.

Quest Giver  Steps to Complete Reward  NPCs Affected By Quest Quest Lock-Out Conditions (excl. Death of NPC)

White Mask Varre

Hyetta ??? 
Boc the Seamster
  • Free Boc from his tree form in Limgrave. Can be found south of the Agheel Lake North grace.
  • Talk to Boc at the Coastal Cave. Defeat the boss of the cave and return to him.
  • Give Boc his sewing tools.
  • Boc will move to the following Sites of Grace in order where you can find him.
    • Lake-Facing Cliffs, at Liurnia of the Lakes
    • East Raya Lucaria Gate
    • Altus Highway Junction
    • East Capital Rampart
  • Collect the Gold Sewing Needle in the Church of Vows
  • Purchase any of the alterable boss armors from Enia
  • Visit Boc at any of the above Sites of Grace and give him the Gold Sewing Needle, to allow for alteration of boss armors
  • Boc will voice his desire to be rebirthed by Rennala. Two choices to proceed:
  • Free alteration of armors
  • Gesture: My Lord
N/A ???  
Roderika

Roderika must be spoken with before reaching Liurnia Of The Lakes in order to receive Spirit of the Jellyfish Ashes in order to obtain the Primal Glintstone Blade Talisman later on in the game.

- Rodreika will still appear within the Roundtable Hold whether players have spoken with her before reaching Liurnia of the Lakes or not. And all other options outside of progressing her to a Spirit-Tuner are completely optional choices.

  • Meet Rodreika and exhaust her dialogue at Stormhill Shack in Limgrave
  • OPTIONAL: Obtain Chrysalids' Memento from Stormveil Castle and return it to Rodreika
  • Talk to her and Smithing Master Hewg several times at the Roundtable Hold. He will take her as his apprentice
  • Rest at a Site of Grace and  Roderika will now be in the same hall as Master Hewg

Roderika will now be a Spirit-Tuner, able to level players Spirit Ashes with Glove Ghostwort's

  • OPTIONAL: Return to where you found the Chrysalids' Memento to find the Crimson Hood
  • After a major story event involving the Erdtree, she moves to the fireplace in the round table. She asks you to speak to smithing Master Hewg and try to convince him to leave the roundtable.
  Smithing Master Hewg ???  
D Hunter of the Dead
  • OPTIONAL: Talk to him in Stormhill, past the Saintsbridge. He will talk about the enemies in Summonwater Village Ruins. Defeat the enemies and go back to D to continue the quest. He will then give the location for the Sending gate in the to the Bestial Sanctum and meet Gurranq.
  • Alternatively, D can be initially found in the Roundtale Hold, where he will give you the location of the Sending gate after you defeat a Tibia Mariner boss.
  • Obtain the map to Bestial Sanctum
  • He will appear in the Roundtable Hold, sitting in a chair. He will sell some spells to you.
  • OPTIONAL: Give him the Weathered Dagger you get from Fia's questline. Reloading the area will open the door on the right side of the Hold.  You will obtain D's armor set and his Bell Bearing.
  • D's Twin Brother can be found at Nokron, Eternal City, east of the Great Waterfall Basin
 

Gurranq Beast Clergyman

Fia

???  
Gurranq Beast Clergyman
  • Talk to him at Bestial Sanctum after doing D, Hunter of the Dead's Quest.
  • He can be fed Deathroot, up to a maximum of nine (9) times, in exchange for Bestial-related items.
  • After feeding the fourth Deathroot, Gurranq will temporarily stop awarding incantations and items. Rest at the Bestial Sanctum Site of Grace and you will see him turn aggressive. Inflict a small amount of damage (or die several times) to get him to calm down. You will then receive all the other rewards that you'd get normally.
  • His final reward is an Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone.

For each Deathroot Gurranq gives an item. In order:

  1. Clawmark Seal
  2. Bestial Sling
  3. Bestial Vitality
  4. Ash of War: Beast's Roar
  5. Beast Claw
  6. Stone of Gurranq
  7. Beastclaw Greathammer
  8. Gurranq's Beast Claw
  9. Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone

On death drops:Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone (not compatible with quest line)

N/A  ???
Thops  

N/A

???
Hyetta Melina ???  
Kenneth Haight
  • Meet him in the northern area of Mistwood and exhaust his dialogue
  • Liberate Fort Haight
  • Return to him for your reward: Erdsteel Dagger
  • Accept his Accord
  • Exhaust his dialogue at Fort Haight.
  • Defeat Godrick and proceed with Nepheli Loux's questline. Instead of giving her Seluvis's potion, give her the Stormhawk King and exhaust her dialogue. (The Stormhawk King can be found at the Chapel of Anticipation upon return)
  • After defeating Morgott, the Omen King, travel to Godrick's grace and rest at it. Kenneth and Nepheli can then be found inside the throne room.
 

Nepheli Loux

Gostoc

???  
Ranni the Witch

War Counseler Iji

Blaidd

Seluvis

Sorcerer Rogier

Fia

Terminates if you try to give her the Amber Draught from Seluvis's quest. Can be undone with Celestial Dew at the Church of Vows

Iron Fist Alexander
  • DO NOT SKIP/MISS This Step: Alexander can be found in Northern Stormhill. [Map Link]
  • After that he can be found at Gael Tunnel
  • He can be found at Redmane Castle, preparing to enter the festival, alongside Blaidd.
  • After killing Starscourge Radahn, Alexander moves to Starscourge Radahn grace.
  • OPTIONAL: South of Carian Study Hall Alexander, stuck in another hole. Use one or more oil pots and then heavy attacks to free him.
  • In Seethewater Terminus, behind the Magma Wyrm, you can find Alexander bathing in the lava. 
  • OPTIONAL: Alexander can be summoned to battle the Fire Giant at Mountaintops of the Giants.
  • At Crumbling Farum Azula, Alexander can be found on a large flat span of ruins and challenges player. Drops Shard of Alexander as well as Warrior Jar Shard
 

Skipping the First Step of meeting Alexander at  Northern Stormhill will lock Alexander to Radahn's Arena later on and locking you out of the questline.

Blaidd
  • Once you enter Mistwood, you will hear a wolf howling.
  • Return to Merchant Kalé and ask him about it. He will teach you the Finger Snap gesture
  • Return to Mistwood and use this gesture after hearing the howl to summon Blaidd.
  • Talk to him when you find him, and he will announce that he is looking for a man named "Darriwil"
  • OPTIONAL: Head to the Forlorn Hound Evergaol to fight Darriwil. Blaidd will make an appearance as a summon for this fight.
  • Exhaust his dialog. He mentions a blacksmith (Iji
  • Meet Iji and mention "Blaidd sent them" to unlock Carian Filigreed Crest to purchase.
  • OPTIONAL: Renna will request you to meet him at Siofra River. Enter the Siofra River Well and find Blaidd, exhaust his dialog. Find Preceptor Seluvis and receive Seluvis's Introduction, and present it to Sorceress Sellen. Discuss her findings with Blaidd and he'll talk about the Radahn Festival.
  • Meet Blaidd at the Castle Redmane plaza. After you've defeated Starscourge Radahn, speak to him again near the Site of Grace in the boss arena. Proceed to Nokron and continue advancing Ranni's questline.
  • Return to where you first met him to find a message. Speak to War Counselor Iji and head to the Forlorn Hound Evergaol to free Blaidd. Go back to War Counselor Iji and talk to him.
  • After completing Ranni's questline Blaidd is at Ranni's Rise, enraged and hostile. Kill him for his armor and greatsword.
War Counselor Iji
Ranni
???  
Fia D, Hunter of the Dead ???  
Sorceress Sellen
  • Find her at Waypoint Ruins in Limgrave. Accept to study under her teaching, exhaust all dialogues.
  • Return to Sorceress Sellen. She tasks you to find another Sorcerer and gives you a key for an arcane ward.
  • Go to Sellia Hideaway and open the Warded door in the second pit. Interact with the Sorcerer inside.
  • After defeating Starscourge Radahn return to her, exhaust dialog. 
  • Go to the Redmane Castle throne room and exhaust dialogue with Witch-Hunter Jerren, if you haven't already.
  • Find Primeval Sorcerer Azur and interact with him, near the Hermit Village. [Map Link].
  • Meet her at the Witchbane Ruins for Primevil Glintstone.
  • Return to Witchbane Ruins and you'll find Witch-Hunter Jerren. Exhaust his dialogue again until he mention's Sellen possibly moving to a new body.
  • Go to Three Sisters and hit the illusory floor in the center of the ruins, northeast of Ranni's Rise. Inside is another illusory wall to the left of Seluvis' message on the floor.
  • Interact with the Sellen puppet behind the illusory wall and give over the Primevil Glintstone.
  • Travel to Raya Lucaria Grand Library grace. Outside of the Library you'll find two summon signs.
  • white sign: you'll help Sellen kill Jerren, awarding: Jerren's armor drop, Glintstone Kris and Shard Spiral added to Sellen's shop, after transform Witch's Glintstone Crown.
  • red sign: you'll help Jerren kill Sellen, awarding Witch's Glintstone Crown and her bell bearing. Talk to Jerren after reloading the area near the summon signs for Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone
  • If you chose to help Sorceress Sellen, after exhausting her dialogue in the Grand Library and reloading the area, you can find her crown near the Grand Library Site of Grace. 

Help Sellen:

Help Jerren:

Preceptor Seluvis


Witch-Hunter Jerren

???  
Gowry
  • Talk to Gowry in Gowry's Shack and he will ask you to find an Unalloyed Gold Needle.
  • Defeat Commander O'Neil located in the Swamp of Aeonia for Unalloyed Gold Needle.
  • Return to him, exhaust his dialogue and reload the area.
  • Take the needle to Millicent at the Church of the Plague and reload the area. Exhaust her dialogue and reload the area again.
  • Return to Gowry's Shack and Millicent will be standing there, exhaust her dialogue.
  • Reload the area and Gowry will be back at his shack.
  • Won't sell Pest's Threads until you confront him about his true form, or kill him after finishing Millicent's quest line for his bell-bearing.
  • After finishing Millicent's questline, kill him for his bell bearing and the Flock's Canvas Talisman
Flock's Canvas Talisman Millicent ???  
Brother Corhyn
  • Exhaust his dialogue at Roundtable Hold.
  • After reaching the Altus Plateau he will tell you he is going on a journey to find the Goldmask.
  • After reloading, he appears just north of the Altus Highway Junction site of grace, exhaust his dialogue. 
  • On the north side of Altus Plateau there is a broken bridge, go here and interact with Goldmask.
  • Return to Brother Corhyn  and exhaust his dialogue telling him you found the Goldmask.
  • Reload the area and Corhyn will be next to the Goldmask on the bridge, exhaust dialogue. 
  • When the player arrives to Leyndell, he will move to the colosseum at Leyndell, exhaust his dialogue.
  • Get the incantation Law of Regression (requires 37 INT, boostable). Head west from Erdtree sanctuary grace until you see a white message saying "Regression" facing a statue. Cast Law of Regression on the message while facing the statue. New message appears. Read it and then speak with Goldmask and tell him the secret you've learned.
  • Brother Corhyn and Goldmask will move to the bridge south of Stargazers Ruins. Exhaust his dialogue.
  • After killing Fire Giant and Beast Clergyman in Crumbling Farum Azula he can be found at Capital of Ash grace. 
  • Continuing south, below the elevator, there's a new path that leads to a dead Goldmask. His corpse drops the Mending Rune of Perfect Order.
  • Reload the area to find a Flail, Corhyn's Robe, and Corhyn's Bell Bearing. Find Goldmask's Set where you last saw him.
Mending Rune of Perfect Order Goldmask Progessing through Crumbling Farum Azula when Corhyn has not reached Stargazers Ruins yet
Nepheli Loux
  • Find her in the courtyard near Godricks grace. Exhaust her dialogue she will offer to help fight Godrick.
    Note: you don't need to summon her for the fight for this to progress.
  • After defeating Godrick she will move to the library in Roundtable Hold
  • Exhaust her dialogue for an Arsenal Charm.
  • Give her the Stormhawk King remains from the Chapel of Anticipation.
  • Follow Kenneth Haight's questline. He can be found at the top of Fort Haight, lamenting the lack of a Lord for Limgrave. Exhaust dialogue.
  • After defeating Morgott, the Omen King, travel to Godrick's grace and rest at it. Nepheli and Kenneth can be found in the throne room.
Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone N/A ???  
Seluvis
  • Speak to Preceptor Seluvis and receive his quest.
  • Find Nepheli at Village of the Albinaurics, exhaust her dialogue and kill Omenkiller nearby.
  • Go to Roundtable Hold and find Nepheli downstairs and exhaust her dialogue.
  • Go to Gideon Ofnir and ask him about Nepheli, and tell him about the potion.
  • Give potion to Ofnir, Nepheli or Dung Eater, and then report to Seluvis so you can purchase sorceries from him.
  • Discover his hidden cellar and collect a Starlight Shard, then talk to him to receive a puppet for free.
  • Ask about wanting another puppet to purchase other puppet ashes. You can get Nepheli's or Dung Eater's Spirit Ashes depending on how you dealt with his Potion.
  • Ask about his scheme to learn about the Amber Starlight Shard. Find it in Altus Plateau.
  • Bring the Amber Starlight to receive the Magic Scorpion Charm.
  • Return to him to collect the Amber Draught.
  • Attempting to give the Amber Draught to Ranni concludes the questline and prematurely ends Ranni's own questline. You can use a Celestial Dew to resume Ranni's questline.
  • Find him dead in his tower to collect his armor set and Bell Bearing. Find Pidia's dead body to collect his Bell Bearing.

If potion given to Nepheli:

If potion given to Dung Eater:

Nepheli Loux

Dung Eater

Ranni

Must have spoken to Nepheli at least once to receive it.

Terminates when you give Ranni the Fingerslayer Blade.

Bloody Finger Hunter Yura N/A

Yura is slain during the initial encounter with Nerijus 

Knight Bernahl   N/A Defeating Rykard, Lord of Blasphemy
Patches
  • Find and fight Patches at Murkwater Cave. When he surrenders, forgive him. He will open up shop there.
  • After finishing all dialogue, opening some other chest nearby and transport you to Mistwood. As you travel back to Murkwater Cave and talk to Patches. If you Attack Patches you can use Grovel for Mercy gesture to end the fight.
  • You can find Patches a second time on the Scenic Isle, near the Laskyar Ruins Site of grace, in Liurnia of the Lakes.
  • Join the Volcano Manor and complete the first two assassination quests for them. Return to the Manor and speak to everyone there to receive individual requests.
  • Reload and speak to Patches to receive the Letter to Patches.
  • Go to Ruin-Strewn Precipice and find the red invasion sign. Defeat the target to receive the Bull-Goat Set. Reload the area and he'll reward you with the Magma Whip Candlestick.
  • Patches appears in the Shaded Castle, after defeating Rykard, Lord of Blasphemy. He gives you the Dancer's Castanets, which can be given to Tanith in Rykard's arena.
  • Return to Murkwater Cave. The boss fog will have returned. Open the chest to initiate Patches' fight again, but wait a few seconds for him to start cowering. Wait a few more seconds and the fight ends.
  • Exhaust his dialogue, then reload the area for permanent access to his shop. Patches will not restock or have any new items at this point.
N/A

Killing Patches in the Murkwater Cave will lock you out of his quest line (can't revive him at Church of Vows)

Defeating Rykard, Lord of Blasphemy

Rya
  • Meet her at Liurnia of the Lakes [Map Link]
  • Go to Boilprawn Shack.
  • Speak to Blackguard Big Boggart, who sells the necklace for runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 1,000 Runes. Killing him is not recommended, he has a quest line later.
  • Return the necklace to Rya to obtain a Volcanic Manor invitation.
  • After reaching Altus Plateau you can find Rya at Lux Ruins (if you haven't received both halves of the Dectus Medallion) or at the top of the Grand Lift of Dectus. Talk to her and she will teleport you inside Volcano Manor.
    NOTE: If she does not appear in either of these locations, try teleporting to the Grand Lift and riding it to the top again to trigger her spawn.
  • Complete first part of Tanith's quest and she will move to a new room. Speak to her during her snake form to progress the questline.
    NOTE: Proceeding Volcano Manor quests up to Rykard makes this quest impossible to continue.
  • Complete the second part of Tanith questline: assassination of Rileigh the Idle
  • Return to Rya, where she hints of secret passage. Enter the illusory wall in the room right of hers and reach the grace in Prison Town Church. Return to Zoraya and tell her what you have seen to continue.
    (OPTIONAL) Speak to Lady Tanith and choose the "Zoraya's troubles" option.
  • Defeat Godskin Noble in Temple of Eiglay to get the Serpent's Amnion.
  • Give the Serpent's Amnion to Zoraya and she will disappear from the manor.
    (OPTIONAL) Speaking to Lady Tanith will have the new option "Zoraya's absence". She will give a Tonic of Forgetfulness to give to the upset Zoraya.
  • Zoraya has moved to the Legacy Dungeon's interior. If you have fully unlocked the area, you can reach it by taking the wooden elevator next to the Temple of Eiglay, getting off at a hidden doorway just below the lift's highest point, and heading straight through the rooms beyond until you jump across a lava floe.
    - if the elevator is not yet active, you can reach the lava floe (or unlock the elevator) by jumping off the balcony of the top floor of Temple of Eiglay.
    - you can also reach this room by taking the wooden elevator to the top, going straight ahead toward the man-serpent with the lava sword, and jumping out the windows on the left.
  • She asks you to kill her and end her pain.
    - if you kill her, she will transform back into a snake and drop Daedicar's Woe.
    - if you leave her alive and return after killing Rykard, she realizes that you are not willing to kill her. When you reset the area, she is gone and has left Daedicar's Woe and Zoraya's letter in her place.
    - if you give her the Tonic of Forgetfulness, she simply goes to sleep.
Daedicar's Woe

Blackguard Big Boggart
Tanith

Defeating Rykard, Lord of Blasphemy

Progressing too far through Volcano Manor quests too soon

Dung Eater Blackguard Big Boggart
Seluvis

 Reach Leyndell to unlock

Given Dung Eater Seluvis potion, preventing you from completing the quest.

 Millicent
  • Speak with Gowry in his shack and he tasks you to get Unalloyed Gold Needle dropped by Commander O'Neil.
  • Return to Gowry with the needle. He will give you Sellia's Secret.
  • Warp to a nearby point and return and he'll give you the repaired needle.
  • Light the beacons in Sellia according to Sellia's Secret. Each beacon also opens a barrier with loot.
  • Bring the needle to Millicent at the Church of the Plague [Map Link]
  • After Millicent uses the needle, rest at the nearby site of grace, then exhaust her dialog. She will gift you the Prosthesis-Wearer Heirloom. Rest again to move her to Gowry's shack.
  • Return to Gowry's shack. Millicent is there. Exhaust her dialog. Quit and reload at the shack, this will move Millicent and have Gowry return.
  • Millicent moves to north of the Erdtree-Gazing Hill Grace [Map Link]. Give her Valkyrie's Prosthesis. (It can be found in the Shaded Castle)
  • After defeating boss of Dominula she will be near the Windmill Heights Grace after reload [Map Link]. Exhaust her dialogue.
  • Millicent will move to Ancient Snow Valley Ruins Grace.
  • Millicent will move to the Prayer Room Grace. She will not move until player has defeated an Ulcerated Tree Spirit mini-boss just before the Drainage Channel Grace.
  • Once player defeats the mini-boss and rests at a Grace, there will be two summon signs near where the mini boss used to be:
  • Use the golden summon sign, and help her fight 4 NPC invaders known as Millicent’s Sisters. After the fight, you'll get the Rotten Winged Sword Insignia.

  • Use the red summon sign to challenge her in her world. After the fight, you'll get Millicent's Prosthesis. [ENDS QUESTLINE]

Help Millicent:

Invade Millicent:

Gowry  
Blackguard Big Boggart
  • Boggart is introduced as the thief from Rya's questline.
  • Buy the necklace from him for  runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 1,000 Runes.
    Note: You must initiate the quest from Rya before reaching Volcano Manor or you're unable to progress.
  • Buy Boiled Prawns from him. This befriends him and progresses his questline.
  • OPTIONAL: He can be summoned for the Magma Wyrm Makar fight.
  • He later moves to Leyndell in the outer moat nearest the Capital Rampart, selling Boiled Crabs.
  • At the Leyndell moat, he will warn the player about his time in prison with the Dung Eater.
  • If the Dung Eater's questline is at the point where he will be "waiting in the outer moat", and the blackguard is present in Leyndell, exhaust Big Boggart's dialogue here until he says he thinks the Dung Eater is lurking somewhere nearby.
  • Then reload the area, and you must interact with the now-wounded blackguard to trigger the invasion.
  • A Seedbed Curse will be found on Big Boggart's body at the end of his questline, along with his drops. If you have been invaded by the Dung Eater in the moat before Boggart moves there, you will be unable to get a Seedbed Curse from his body.
Rya
Dung Eater
Reaching Volcano Manor before initiating Rya's quest
Latenna   Obtaining the Haligtree Secret Medallion (Left) before meeting her and obtaining her Spirit Ashes
Ensha
  • Upon first interaction, players obtain the What Do You Want? Gesture from Ensha of the Royal Remains.
  • After obtaining the Haligtree Secret Medallion (Right), Ensha will invade the player the next time they teleport to Roundtable Hold. Defeating Ensha rewards the Royal Remains Set from where he used to stand.
   
Sorcerer Rogier
  • First met in Stormveil Castle by the altar of the Chapel [Map Link
  • After defeating Godrick moves to Roundtable Hold. NOTE: Rogier will die if you speak with Ranni before finishing his quest!
  • At Stormveil Castle, examine Rogier's bloodstain near the rotting face, in the area where Root Monster spawns.
  • Ask Rogier about the face.
  • Talk to Fia and allow her to hold you. Exhaust lines "Talk in secret", "Did you know?" and "About the Black Knifeprint".
  • Defeat Black Knight Assassin miniboss in Black Knife Catacombs by riding the trap to the upper level [Map Link] for the Black Knifeprint
  • Return the Knifeprint to Rogier. Reload the area and he will ask you to look for Ranni.
  • Upon talking to Ranni she tells the player to leave. Return to Rogier who suggests becoming Ranni's vassal.
  • Ranni allows player to become her vassal. Returing to Rogier results in him falling into a deep slumber.
  • Soon after Rogier will die, leaving behind his set and a letter.
  Ranni  
Diallos
  • Exhaust Diallos' dialogue at Roundtable hold.
  • Exhaust Diallos' dialogue northwest of the Academy Gate Town Site of Grace in Northern Liurnia atop a sunken roof. [Map]
  • Exhaust Diallos' dialogue at Roundtable hold. He will learn of the Recusants
  • Join Volcano Manor, and exhaust Diallos' dialogue in Volcano Manor's drawing room.
  • Finish Volcano Manor's questline, or defeat Rykard.
  • After progressing the Jarburg questline he will appear in one of the shacks, tending to Jar Bairn.
  • Revisiting Jarburg after sometime will have you find the town damaged; Diallos will be there. Exhaust Diallos' dialogue. Then, exhaust Jar-Bairn's dialogue.
  • Rest at a Site of Grace.
  • Jar Bairn will move over Diallos. Rest at a Site of Grace or reload the area.
  • Diallos will disappear, leaving Diallos's Mask, Hoslow's Petal Whip, and a Numen's Rune where he was last encountered.
 

 Finishing Volcano Manor questline too soon

Killing Jar Bairn?

Tanith    Defeating Rykard, Lord of Blasphemy too soon

 




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    • Anonymous

      I dont get why ppl downvoting comments about a journal when they're on a wiki about the quests. And I get that its more immersive if you dont get hand held, but then you gotta atleast make the quest design "good".
      Dont make characters move all of the sudden to a complete unrelated location, that you maybe already cleared and dont need the player have to get an item in an also completly unrelated location with also no indication.
      For example millicent, at least give her a dialog about where shes heading and that she heard about a prosthetis user in shaded castle.

      Its sad that a skyrim mod (Vigilant) made by ONE guy pulled the no quest markee system off, better than elden ring.

      • Anonymous

        It should be noted that you cannot get Yura's Ash of War if you progress too far in the game before using his red sign in Raya Lucaria.

        • Anonymous

          FromSoftware quests be like:

          Find this NPC in a room way too far from main progression route.
          Exhaust dialogue

          Go to the other side of map to find this unrelated item.

          Speak to other NPC in a town (Be sure not to kill the boss, otherwise NG+)
          Exhaust dialogue

          Find the first NPC because he moved

          Speak to him and find him behind illusory wall next time. Exhaust dialogue

          Get invaded by him later, but again don't kill the area boss.

          Find his dead body somewhere and loot a helmet from it.

          Honestly, not a fan of that. :)



          • Anonymous

            From Softs way of doing quests is a bit lack luster.
            Like, all story bosses get cool intros and transformation cut scenes.
            But quests is just
            "Thanks mate. Ill move further north. On this huge ass map. With no clues of where. And ill stand a bit off from the road and try to blend in to the enviorment."

            Or like Ranni. I did...something? And aggroed Blaidd early on. But read he was important. Tje quest progressed without help. Until I got "speak to the doll".
            So I did. Nothing.
            But how the fudge am I supposed to know to so it thrice?

            Pretty great game, but the side quests were the weakest part.

            • Anonymous

              People hate on FromSoft's quest design, but I actually like it. Other games give you a backlog of side quests that have you running menial tasks from being a delivery person to killing something on behalf of someone. Elden Ring sticks to what it does best. Then as you're playing the game for what it does best it intersperses some quick dialog from some NPC's and doesn't distract you from the gameplay that you're ultimately playing the game for. I got fatigued from Witcher 3 for this reason after just a couple dozen hours and meanwhile I'm approaching hour 300 in Elden Ring because it sticks to what it does best. All the while I'm still discovering new things, quests, and NPCs I missed in previous playthroughs.

              • Anonymous

                They made all of these quests in a single day based on the low quality and low effort. This is their quest design LMAO: The player interacts with what’s essentially a statue NPC that either has a standing or sitting animation. The NPC doesn’t do anything other than delivering a few lines of dialogue. To update the quest state, you have to reload the map because scripting the NPC to advance to the next quest state is too much effort.

                • Anonymous

                  Geeze. I recently made my way to Faram and there are so many quest NPC's I never even encountered and it's not like I haven't explored places either.

                  • Anonymous

                    Elden Ring would benefit more from sidequest achievements/trophies than some of the boss ones. Would be a nice way to know that you overcome their "quest" design. Some of these end so abruptly that it always keeps me wondering if I missed something.

                    • Anonymous

                      D quest line does not need you to slay a Tibia Mariner, you just need to obtain a deathroot. Doesn't matter where you got it from.

                      • Anonymous

                        Latenna section needs a note, quest line cannot be completed if you get the 2nd haligtree medallion before you talk to her again and get her spirit ashes.

                        • Anonymous

                          Corhyn moved to Leyndell (the colosseum) before defeating Godfrey for me, I defeated Mohg in Moghwyn Palace and Mogh in the capital underground before realizing he moved so not quite sure which conditions were met to allow the move

                          • Anonymous

                            In my first playthrough I've found 75% of these NPCs on my own but was only able to finish 2 out of 29 quest lines. Quest design is just ridiculous. Works with the linear level design of Dark Souls but completely breaks down in an open world.

                            • Anonymous

                              Isn't it kind of clear that all of this is a bit ridiculous? Why even have these "quests"? Without reading a guide like this, it's pretty much opaque how many of them work. Couple that with the fact that many of the quests can be locked out. For example, if you go to the Gael Cave *before* you free Iron Fist Alexander -- he actually isn't in the hole at Stormhill. So you are locked out of the quest simply because you explored. This happens in other situations as well. (It is true that *sometimes* missing him in the hill won't lock out his quest, but other times it will.)

                              From's engine (which requires reloading areas sometimes to cause triggers) is simply not up to the task of providing a good quest system. Case in point: the Renna bug -- and it is a confirmed bug -- where she won't appear in the Church of Elleh unless, and only unless, you TELEPORT there at night. You can't just show up at night. You can't just teleport somewhere else and go to the Church at night. You must teleport at night to that specific location. Dying to the Tree Sentinel is confirmed as causing the world triggers to update, not just the local triggers so that also works.

                              • Anonymous

                                Managed to get nepheli and kenneth and the shifty guy move into the chamber after defeating morgott and Mohg in The Cathedral of the Forsaken, talking to Gideon about Mohg, and going back to Godrick Grace (shifty guy still there stepping), rest at secluded cell and back, and they all moved in

                                • Anonymous

                                  Missing Alexander at Northern Stormhill does not lock you out of completing his questline. The first time I ever saw him was during the Radahn festival, and I was able to return to the boss grace to start his quest after killing the Elden Beast.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Missing Alexander at Northern Stormhill does not lock you out of completing his questline. The first time I ever saw him was during the Radahn festival, and I was able to return to the boss grace to start his quest after killing the Elden Beast.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Missing Alexander at Northern Stormhill does not lock you out of completing his questline. The first time I ever saw him was during the Radahn festival, and I was able to return to the boss grace to start his quest after killing the Elden Beast.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        In gowry's quest: you can get pest threads after giving millicent the Golden prosthesis from shades castle. He'll also have extra dialog about melania, queen of rot and marika

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Brother Coryhn and Goldmask will move to the bridge south of Stargazers Ruins. Exhaust his dialogue.
                                          ---
                                          i can give him Tonic of Forgetfulness

                                          • Anonymous

                                            For Varre's quest, if you kill Mohg, he will NOT invade 3 times. Proceed to invading his world at the midpoint site of grace.

                                            • Dung Eater - "You will find in the Roundtable Hold, after reaching Leyndell, Royal Capital."

                                              This does not seem to be true. I made it to Altus Highway Junction, then to St Trina's Hideaway.
                                              His door opened at Roundtable Hold. My guess is his door opens at reaching Altus Plateau, since the 1.4 patch.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Why so many erroneous edits? Getting just Cipher Pata does NOT advance his Corhyn's questline (just tested). Also Sellen does not immediately give you the key to Selia hideaway.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  For those who had trouble spawning Kenneth and Nepheli in the throne room, I actually past time at the grace till night and they appeared after that

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Not sure who can correct but Roderika's Quest description says "Roderika will now be a Spirit-Tuner, able to level players Spirit Ashes with *Glove Ghostwort's* " Which is a funny typo. Correct if you get a chance!

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      After completing the Nepheli and Kenneth questlines they did not show up in the throne room until I passed time at the Godrick grace not just the rest for some reason

                                                      • Once you have defeated Morgott you can no longer continue the quest from Nepheli Loux and Kenneth Haight because Nepheli is no longer in the Round Table and therefore you can no longer give Nepheli as the Stormhawk King

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Just found that D Hunter of the Dead had a twin. It was hinted in his armor description after looting it off his body during Fia's quest. There is a sad crouched NPC (also by the name of D) that doesn't speak in front of the Valiant Gargoyle Boss in Siofra. If you have the full set of armor, and speak with him again you can give it to him. He then mumbles some **** and then disappears when the area is reloaded. I'm going to try to find him... Maybe the quest doesn't end with death?

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            I love Elden Ring but this "Talk-Trigger- damn it- canceled Questline, because i'm to late or haven't speak in the right order" is so old and imo bad game design. All of the FS Titles should be improved with a real Questbook, which at least write down, whar any NSC has said. Furthermore a few more hintes where to go would be nice and would increase the overall RPG experience a lot. Anyway, because FS is doing (only) the best best sword Art Style games, they never ever would improve things, which they have to learn about.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              As of the newest patch 1.04, Patches reappears after you talked to him at the Shaded Castle. He's back in the Murkwater Cave where you originally found him.

                                                              He recognizes you and gives you the iconic patches squat gesture after the "battle"

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Castellan Edgar questline is not here. I have gotten to the point where he vows revenge. Then I lose him after that. Dose anyone know how to complete this?

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Another edition is that D’s brother can appear again after you get the death prince rune from fia, he will have killed fia and you can kill him for his sword and get the armor back.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    It says at Rogier that he will die if you talk with Ranni before finishing his quest, but why does it not say in "Quest Lock-Out Conditions (excl. Death of NPC)"? Same with Ranni and Blaidd. If you finish the Ranni quest you cant do the Blaidd quest, but that is also not written in the "Quest Lock-Out" Section.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Note on White-faced Varre: There is never a need to kill hyetta.
                                                                      Also, you don't need to fight three invasions, you only have to fight him once by getting invaded near the edge for the armor and later with the red summon sign to get the weapon.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Why too much misinformation in this guide. Like the claim that Brother Corhyn's quest will progress if you kill mad Mad Tongue Alberich and get the Ciper Pata. I have done that and it does not progress his quest. Please people do not just make haphazard guesses at what you THINK caused a quest to progress.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Re: Gowry... It took me forever to realize that "sells Insect needles" means the "Pest Threads" incantation.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            Sorceres selia is missing a step, she will not talk about the Sellias hideaway and give you the key unless you get the comat azur spell first.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Nepheli's questline is missing a bunch of stuff after you get the Arsenal charm from her and she says she is leaving.

                                                                              She will leave the Roundtable Hold and can be found under a bridge near the Village of the Albinaurics. Talk with her and exhaust her dialogue. She will go back to the Roundtable Hold.
                                                                              Find her in the Roundtable Hold, down the stairs past the blacksmith. Exhaust her dialogue.
                                                                              Talk to her father. OPTIONAL: Give him the potion from Seluvius instead of giving it to her.
                                                                              Talk to her again and give her the Stormhawk King ashes.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                It would be really helpful to see a full list of all npcs in an optimal pathing through all questlines in one run. Like first see this NPC, do this event, now go to other npc before getting locked out of progression, then do such and such. Just like an optimal path based on location that wont lock you out and do everything possible in one go without worrying about repercussions. This might sound lazy or something but would be quite helpful

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Could someone please make an order of completion guide for these side-quests? I got locked out of so many and still on my first playthrough. Pretty please with elden ring on top

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Still kind of ticks me that a Journal system is not present in this game. Someone is bound to disagree with me...

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      It sucks a little that this game doesn't have a Journal system. Would've made the quality of life in this game much higher.

                                                                                      Of course, some may disagree with me.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        I got locked out of Fia's quest after I defeated her champions. She didn't appear after and I couldn't fight the dragon. There might be a point of failure earlier tho idk

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Hyetta can get locked out if you defeat the erdtree avatar near the church of inhibition. This results in Festering Finger Vyke to not invade you for some stupid reason that makes no sense, but as a result, you can never receive the fingerprint grape, locking out the rest of Hyetta's questline.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Millicent Quest:
                                                                                            After invasion, reload the area again and she will be near where her summoning sign was, laying by the pool of scarlet rot down below.
                                                                                            You can kill her to get Millicent's Prosthesis. [ENDS QUESTLINE]

                                                                                            This is wrong. I helped her, then killed her myself and I didn't get the prosthesis, I got the needle.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              should be noted that bloody finger hunter yura's questline IS MISSABLE, i waited too long to start it and was nervous upon seeing him as shabriri in the mountain of giants, i went back and did the reduvia invade and limgrave and he did not assist me, i then went to the main academy gate for his next step and there was no sign to assist him. if you make it to mountain of giants you will miss any steps are rewards that come before!!

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                I've always wondered how the first players of any Souls game discover how to progress questlines. They're mind boggingly complicated, give almost zero hints, and you can fail them by doing completely unrelated stuff. If there's something I hate about FS games, is the questlines.

                                                                                                Tip: print this page and cross out questline steps as you progress in the game.
                                                                                                It's the only way not to get absolutely overwhelmed by the sheer intricacy of this game's questlines and ending up doing something wrong (which usually means you'll lose important items for your build).

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  Sellen can be found at the Raya Lucaria Grand Library if you do side with her however, she has been turned into the gaint ball of glintstone sorcerer masks and her mask will be beside her. Her shop can still be accessed but, I'm not sure if you can continue to give her scrolls.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    Sorceress Sellen misses an entire step on this page. you need to return to the waypoint ruin cellar after visiting "primeval sorcerer Azur" to give her "Azur's sorcery" - you dont just go directly to Witchbane ruins as this guide would have you believe. Why is nobody double checking these? if you update the direct page, update the sidequest - I'm sure SOMEONE is getting notified when an update is made on another page and so it should be added to the sidequest page by the proofer or editor. It's not complicated.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      >Brother Corhyn - After reaching the Altus Plateu or defeating Mad Tongue Alberich and collecting the Cipher Pata, he will tell you he is going on a journey to find the Goldmask.
                                                                                                      Incorrect, I defeated Alberich and picked up the fist weapon before killing Margit and he didn't move from his spot at the round table until much later.

                                                                                                      >D Hunter of the Dead - Defeat a Tibia Mariner boss
                                                                                                      Not necessarily, you just need to possess a Deathroot. Even if you've already reached the bestial sanctum, if you haven't talked to Gurranq yet he will still mark the waygate towards him on the map.

                                                                                                      >Ranni the Witch - Have her agree to let you serve her. This may require the Black Knifeprint
                                                                                                      It doesn't. I started a new game, got torrent and ran all the way to her rise and the quest still progressed.

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        For Varre's quest you can get maiden blood from the church of inhibition near where vyke spawns. This is also where you get the fingermaiden set

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          Might be worth mentioning that not speaking to Rya at Liurnia blocks off Boggart's questline. Many of the initial steps seem skippable, except this one.

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            I progressed brother corhyn's and goldmask's quests until they reached the capital and then forgot about them. After beating Maliketh you find corhyn's bell bearing in the same spot, implying they died in the fire, so this seems to be a premature end to those questlines.

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              The tonic of forgetfulness, which is obtained from Tanith, can also be given to brother Corhyn when he's doubting in the noble Goldmask on the bridge near stargazer ruins.
                                                                                                              Not sure what will happen, but I will find out and report.

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                For White-Faced Varre questline, there is also a dead maiden in the church near which you fight Vyke, assumably Vyke's maiden. You can soak the cloth there too.

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  correction on nepheli's quest line. It can only be completed when you find the second piece of the haligtree medallion on castle sol. After speaking with her father on the roundtable, she will then move to the castle, finishing the questline

                                                                                                                  • Grand lift of Dectus is really the trickiest part if you are playing blindly, it progresses some quests including emptying redmane castle for the radahn festival. Despite being open world, you are not really free. I like how From prevent entry to the capital if you haven't got 2 great runes yet, why not do the same with the dectus lift.

                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                      Correction on Sellen's questline: When you help Sellen, she will appear in the library as one of those balls made of masks, after exhausting her dialogue in the Grand Library and reloading the area. Her shop still works when you talk to her there, but the voice line is rather disturbing.

                                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                                        for the Millicent quest line there is no need to rest after defeating the Ulcerated Tree Spirit, the summons turn up on their own.

                                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                                          I wish there was some kind of quest tracking in this game. I feeling I'm going to miss so much just because I don't know what to look for.

                                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                                            When you meet Brother Corhyn on the bridge south of Stargazers Ruins you can give him the tonic of forgetfulness you get during Rya’s quest line after you exhaust his dialogue.

                                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                                              Does anybody have a suggested order for these? I beat the game so now i'm trying to 100% it (not just achievements, but do all the quests and such), but i took my sweet time on the game, and it's hard to tell which of these areas comes first and what will screw up what.

                                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                I followed the instructions for Kenneth Knaight and Nepheli Loux's quest lines but couldn't give her the Stormhawk Ashes after exhausting her dialogue at Roundtable Hold.

                                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                  I followed the instructions for Kenneth Knaight and Nepheli Loux's quest lines but couldn't give her the Stormhawk Ashes after exhausting her dialogue at Roundtable Hold.

                                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                    It would be nice if gestures associated with NPCs were noted in their questlines. Like I didn't think to go back and fight patches or get the Bravo from Varres location.

                                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                      We need to update Sellen's quest. I finished it, but it seems she's not gone. Looks like she had been cursed, or something, and now is one of those sorcerer's stone ball ... Her rebellion failed, but at least she can still teach lessons, even on this awfull form

                                                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                        I killed Gostoc upon first entering Stormveil Caastle and I am having the issue where Kenneth and Nepheli don't show up in Godrick's throne room. There may be some other trigger to get them to move, but someone else said they had the same problem and that it may be related to Gostoc. Otherwise, I did all of Kenneth and Nepheli's quests, including getting her the ash and clearing the castle for ol' Kenny.

                                                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                          If u help millicent killing her 4 sisters and kill her u dont get the prothesis anymore... I dont have it in my inventory or ever had it, but u do get the golden needle and end her suffering

                                                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                            Nothing in here about D's Twin, you can give him D's Armour and i found the armour again next to fia's corpse, i'm not sure if i messed it up, but i assume his twin went to get revenge against fia.

                                                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                              I don't know anyone mention this yet but in renni's quest while find way to nocron instead of ask seluvis you can go to redmane castle talk to witch hunter and back to Ichi

                                                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                                In case you're wondering how the heck you were supposed to find Master Lusat; an Isolated Merchant near the Isolated Merchant Shack's Grace in Caelid sells "Note: Hidden Cave" which reads: "There is a hidden cave in the town of Sellia. Look beyond the graveyard at the precipice." Of course it doesn't spell out that it's blocked off by a fricken' illusory rock that has to be dispelled by attacking or rolling into it, but hey, at least they do give you some kind of clue.

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