April 14, 2024

FromSoftware’s award-winning 2022 RPG Elden Ring is stuffed with secrets and techniques. Its most evocative ones are hidden in environmental particulars and merchandise descriptions, and after they’re found they provide details about The Lands Between’s characters and lore. Apparently, a type of secrets and techniques could have been alluding to the sport’s lately unveiled Shadow of the Erdtree DLC this complete time, and FromSoftware stans consider they’ve lastly found what that one thing is.

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As noticed by Eurogamer, redditor cudakid210 posted screenshots of a really mid-looking piece of kit. It’s referred to as the Candletree Wood Protect, and it’s one thing you will discover comparatively early on in the event you’re keen to courageous the punishing Atlus Plateau area that’s simply previous Limgrave and Liurnia. It’s not the superbly fantastic protect that drew cudakid210’s consideration, however the iconography emblazoned on it and its description that obtained the Elden Ring subreddit speaking.

“A tall, medium-sized picket protect. Mild for its dimension, and straightforward to deal with,” the Candletree Wood Protect’s description reads. “Thought to signify a surreptitious prophecy of cardinal sin, the lit candle-tree design was forbidden.”

The second half about “cardinal sin” and “prophecy” and “candle-tree design” may’ve been signposts for the Shadow of the Erdtree DLC. See, in a February 22 IGN interview, sport director Hidetaka Miyazaki alluded to a “small aspect” in regards to the growth that gamers hadn’t found within the base sport but. In fact, there’s no means of realizing if the protect’s merchandise description is that “small aspect” that Elden Ring followers could have missed, but when lore particulars plucked from the add-on’s gameplay reveal trailer recommend something, it could be that the Candletree Wood Protect is tied to the flaming sizzling unhealthy boy Messmer.

Messmer the Impaler is a brand-new boss coming to Shadow of the Erdtree. He’s a red-haired demigod who, once we first encounter him in the February 21 DLC trailer, is flanked by a ton of lit candles, which might recommend an allegiance to some Candletree faction of kinds. There are additionally varied enemies both battling with candelabras or wielding gear emblazoned with a candelabra, which simply so occurs to be the exact same image etched on the entrance of the Candletree Wood Protect. Additional, as cudakid210 speculates as regards to “cardinal sin,” the protect’s description mentions how the “candle-tree design was forbidden,” suggesting that Messmer could have been erased from The Lands Between’s historical past due to his sins. There’s additionally one other potential Shadow of the Erdtree trace that redditor Urusander discovered: Candelabras hidden within the Haligtree Prayer Room, which they recommend could also be a reference to Messmer’s faction.

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Whilst you completely ought to take these findings with a grain of salt, they definitely make it seem to be the extremely anticipated Elden Ring DLC could have been hiding proper beneath our noses since February 2022. Both means, we received’t have to attend too lengthy to seek out out if the sleuths have been proper, because the Shadow of the Erdtree drops on June 21. You may pre-order the $40 DLC now.


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