Akin to previous Souls titles, the Elden Ring‘s narrative and legend may be a bit puzzling. From the teasers (particularly the most current one for the plot) as well as the network trial, we were able to churn out every piece of the puzzle.
Let’s dig in.
The Legend Of The Erdtree
The Lands Between is the setting for Elden Ring. A barren and hazardous region, filled with ghouls as well as the odd monster will become familiar to the gamers. However, the realm wasn’t always like this. Messiahs controlled the previously affluent and gorgeous kingdom of Marika, ‘The Eternal,’ and her offspring long ago. The Erdtree and the Elden Ring have blessed this great kin and the natives of the land for a great many years.
To make matters more confusing, the Erdtree is in fact a gigantic luminous tree with no obvious connection to the game. The Elden Ring, in contrast to the ‘Golden Order’, is a mysterious power that held the Lands Between together.
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The Death of Godwyn and Theft of The Rune
Elden Ring’s fate is still unknown. The Death Rune theft appears to have sparked this whole mess. In this case, we don’t know why it happened or who committed the crime. In the plot teaser, the only thing we see is a group of hooded riders leaving the area.
Godwyn the Golden’s execution was almost certainly committed by these men as well. However, it is possible that the hooded figures also slaughtered the sons and daughters of Marika. It’s evident that Godwyn’s body is brought back to life (rendering him scarier), and guarantees an explosive boss encounter in the future.
All this suggests that the Death Runes were taken with the intention of eradicating the Messiahs from existence. A Living God might have done it to get an advantage above all others. Because there is no longer a rune in existence, the highlands are overrun with ghastly creatures. It’s entirely unclear how the killing of Godwyn harmed Queen Marika and where she presently lives, however the narrator in the video claims that she had been “pushed to breaking point” by the murder of Godwyn.
Demigods went to battle with one another once the Death Rune was taken. This battle is alluded to as shattering in the game’s trailer. Ultimately, neither of the Divinities managed to break free triumphantly, and thus the Lands Between remained ravaged by an endless war.
Legends have it that the Elden Lord will be crowned if all of the Great Runes are recovered and the land is restored. That means that you, the “Tarnished,” may find yourself on that road, as the narrator implies. You might be wondering, who exactly is the Tarnished.
In fact, it’s a band of banished individuals, not simply the gamers who are in danger. The Erdtree once blessed those banished souls, but that favor spoke of a different time and the cause of such still remains a mystery. Now the banished ones have returned to reclaim the lands by finding the fragments of the Elden Ring.