Unraveling the Mysteries: Ranni's Complete Questline in Elden Ring Walkthrough
In Elden Ring, the Tarnished will encounter many fascinating characters and quests, including Ranni the Witch, who has a compelling and complex questline. In this comprehensive guide, we'll break down the steps to successfully complete Ranni's questline, explore the Lands Between, and uncover the secrets surrounding this enigmatic character.
Step 1: Encounter Ranni the Witch in Limgrave
After riding Torrent for the first time, you'll find Ranni waiting in the Church of Elleh at nighttime. Introducing herself as Renna, Ranni will give Tarnished the Spirit Calling Bell. This unique item can be used to summon various spirits to aid you in combat by consuming FP.
Step 2: Reach Liurnia of the Lakes and Speak with Ranni
Head to Liurnia of the Lakes and look for Ranni's Rise within the Three Sisters. Speak with her and agree to begin her service, following her instructions to search for a hidden treasure in Nokron, the Eternal City. Ranni will then direct you to speak with three NPCs on the first floor of her tower: War Counselor Iji, Half-Wolf Blaidd, and Preceptor Seluvis. Make sure to exhaust their dialogue before proceeding.
Step 3: Locate and Speak with Blaidd in Siofra River
Travel to Siofra River Well in Mistwood, where you'll find Blaidd deep in the underground region. He'll inform you that he cannot find a way to reach Nokron, so he'll ask you to speak with Seluvis for additional information.
Step 4: Consult Seluvis and Retrieve his Introduction for Sorceress Sellen
Return to the Three Sisters and visit Seluvis in his tower, Seluvis's Rise. Talk to him, receive the potion for his questline, and inquire about Nokron. He'll give you Seluvis's Introduction, which you must deliver to Sorceress Sellen, located near the Waypoint Ruins north of Agheel Lake South.
Step 5: Speak with Sorceress Sellen and Defeat Starscourge Radahn
Present Seluvis's Introduction to Sellen, who will inform you that to reach Nokron, you must first defeat the Demi-God Starscourge Radahn. Report this information back to Blaidd at Siofra River, who will inform you of a Festival of Combat at Redmane Castle and arrange to meet you there.
Step 6: Travel to Redmane Castle and Discover Blaidd's Location
Make your way to Redmane Castle by heading south from Smoldering Church to reach the Impassable Greatbridge Site of Lost Grace in Caelid. Use the small teleportation gate nearby to enter Redmane Castle and locate Blaidd. After speaking with him and the clown-dressed NPC, follow their instructions to enter the lift.
Step 7: Battle and Defeat Demi-God Starscourge Radahn
After reaching the beach, interact with the teleporter to engage Demi-God Starscourge Radahn in battle. Defeating him is a crucial step in Ranni's questline, as it clears a path to Nokron, the Eternal City.
Step 8: Enter Nokron and Locate the Hidden Treasure
A star will fall south of Mistwood upon Radahn's defeat, creating the entrance to Nokron. Explore the Eternal City and defeat the fearsome Mimic Tear boss. Navigate the rooftops and platforms to access the Ancestor Woods Site of Lost Grace, where you'll uncover the hidden treasure, the Fingerslayer Blade, inside a chest within Night's Sacred Ground.
Step 9: Return to Ranni and Give Her the Fingerslayer Blade
Once you've obtained the Fingerslayer Blade, return it to Ranni and present it to her. She will reward you with the Carian Inverted Statue, which you can use to access the Cursemark of Death at the top of the Divine Tower of Liurnia.
Step 10: Obtain the Dark Moon Ring Inside Raya Lucaria Grand Library
Travel to Renna's Rise, the first tower in the Three Sisters area that was previously locked. Acquire the Snow Witch Armor Set, and continue forward to the Ainsel River underground. Retrieve the Miniature Ranni item and engage with it multiple times until it speaks to you, leading you to the Baleful Shadow deep in the Eternal City, Nokstrella.
Step 11: Defeat the Baleful Shadow and Unlock the Discarded Palace Key
After eliminating the Baleful Shadow, Ranni will give you the Discarded Palace Key. Return to the Raya Lucaria Grand Library and locate the locked chest containing the Dark Moon Ring. You must defeat Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon, to access it.
Step 12: Locate and Defeat Astel, Naturalborn of the Void in Moonlight Altar
Using the Dark Moon Ring, make your way to the Lake of Rot in Ainsel River. Navigate the pillars and progress through the area until you reach the boss chamber of Astel, Naturalborn of the Void. Defeat Astel to clear the path to Ranni's final location in the Cathedral of Manus Celes.
Step 13: Find Ranni's Final Location in the Cathedral of Manus Celes
With Astel defeated, ride Torrent towards the Moonlight Altar and enter the Cathedral of Manus Celes. Ranni's last location can be found deep within the Cathedral, where you'll successfully complete her intriguing questline, unraveling the secrets of this enigmatic character in Elden Ring.
By following these steps, you'll successfully navigate Ranni's elaborate questline and uncover the mysteries surrounding this complex character in Elden Ring.