After making your way to the Haligtree, there’s only one Shardbearer remaining in Elden Ring. The Lord of Blood waits for you in a hidden place deep underground, and if you venture into those depths, you’ll find a huge world. These subterranean places have their own history with the Golden Order and the Lands Between, and despite their destruction long ago, they’re actually pretty important to the events you see in the world above. Not only is the last Shardbearer hidden here, but we learn some things about the past of the Lands Between, and what impacts the events of the game’s history, like the Night of Black Knives, have had on the world ever since.
The underground world and the Eternal Cities you find there have a lot to do with Ranni and her quests, and it’s here you’ll find out about the ultimate fate of Miquella and Godwyn the Golden. There’s a lot to learn down here in the false night–and even a huge well of Scarlet Rot, the “Lake of Rot,” that might even house the essence of the Outer God responsible for the affliction that plagues Malenia, Radahn, Caelid, and the Haligtree.
Spoilers follow, of course, as we uncover the stories hidden beneath your feet as you venture through Elden RIng.