Elden Ring Blind Playthrough Progress (2022)

This is the list of videos I’ve recorded about Elden Ring, which maps out my progress through the game. If you want to know the general path I took through the game, without any knowledge of the right way to go, this is it.

Warning: Spoilers probably.

  • Thu 02/24 Elden Ring Blind Pt 1 - Character Creation, Introduction (00:40:26) This series will go well beyond 200 episodes recorded over more than two months, so buckle up for the longest video game journey I've ever made. Creating a Hero character, and the game's introduction. We're Tarnished, and we've come to the Lands Between to stand before the Elden Ring and become Elden Lord. Arriving in the Chapel of Anticipation. Tarnished's Wizened Finger. A door that doesn't open from this side, curious. The Grafted Scion, which we're obviously not meant to beat (and I didn't). Waking up in a cave with some flasks.
  • Thu 02/24 Elden Ring Blind Pt 2 - Cave of Knowledge, Limgrave (00:43:14) Level 7. A Ghost in a chair told us to jump, so we jump down to the Cave of Knowledge and unlock a Lost Grace, go through the tutorial, and dispatch the Soldier of Goderick (1) at the end. It's all standard stuff, except that two-handing a weapon is totally different. We get a Strength! Gesture. We open the exit door, unlock another Grace that I didn't see the name of, pass by a locked Stonesword Key door we can't open, pick up a Finger Severer and Tarnished's Furled Finger, ride up an elevator, and get our first look at Limgrave. There's a Summoning Pool, and a Small Golden Effigy. Nearby, Varré the NPC wants to help, and tells us to follow the guidence of grace. Looking around a bit, fighting some Bats and Dragonflies.
  • Thu 02/24 Elden Ring Blind Pt 3 - Meet the Tree Sentinel (00:40:14) Level 7. That guy on the horse isn't an NPC, it's the Tree Sentinel boss (7 attempts, abandoned). A very hard boss that obviously isn't meant for me to fight at level 7, even with all my previous Souls experience, roughly a week after defeating the final boss in Demon's Souls, which was a whole lot easier. The Church of Elleh, Merchant Kalé, fighting Goderick's soldiers at the Gatefront Ruins.
  • Thu 02/24 Elden Ring Blind Pt 4 - Stormgate (00:42:24) Level 7. Melina appears unexpectedly at the Grace, and offers to "play the role of maiden" for us, so we can "turn runes into strength." Stormgate, and battling a massive giant. (Actually it's a Troll, a descendent of giants, I think.) (I actually thought the Troll was a boss, but it wasn't.) Astonished at how crazy hard this game is right at the beginning, longing for the easy cakewalk of Demon's Souls. Melina again, Stormhill Shack, The Warmaster Shack, Warmaster Bernahl sells Ashes of War. +1 Strength, +1 Vigor.
  • Fri 02/25 Elden Ring Blind Pt 5 - Stormfoot Catacombs (00:39:08) Level 9. Exploring Limgrave and stumbling upon the Stormfoot Catacombs, where we fight bleed-damaging Imps and fire traps. Prattling Pate "Hello." Merchant Kalé again.
  • Fri 02/25 Elden Ring Blind Pt 6 - Erdtree Burial Watchdog (00:39:59) Level 9. Continuing in the Stormfoot Catacombs, Melina, Wandering Noble Ashes. The Erdtree Burial Watchdog boss at the end of the catacombs messed me up (8 attempts, abandoned). I was frustrated at my character's lack of ranged damage, and having to stay in melee range with the boss all the time. And thus the Hero retired.
  • Fri 02/25 Elden Ring Blind Pt 7 - Prisoner Starting Over (00:39:52) Starting a new Prisoner character with some ranged damage capability. Fringefolk Hero's Grave (abandoned). Running through the stuff we've already seen - Varré, Church of Elleh, Merchant Kalé, Gatefront Ruins, Melina, Map of Limgrave West. Riding Torrent for the first time. Stumbling on a new cave I hadn't seen before.
  • Fri 02/25 Elden Ring Blind Pt 8 - Beastman of Farum Azula (00:37:57) Level 9. Groveside Cave, Wolves, Beastman of Farum Azula (2), my first taste of victory in Elden Ring (I was starting to think every boss was going to be impossibly hard). Stormhill Shack, Jellyfish Woman (who I had missed before), Castleward Tunnel, Witch Renna, Merchant Kalé. +2 Vigor = Level 11.
  • Fri 02/25 Elden Ring Blind Pt 9 - Meet Margit (00:36:27) Level 11. Melina. Trying the Tree Sentinel on the new character (6, abandoned). Slightly better, but still not close to beating him. Our first look at Margit the Fell Omen (4, abandoned). We're obviously not going to beat that guy at level 11. Stormfoot Catacombs to get the Noble Ashes and Prattling Pate "Hello" again.
  • Fri 02/25 Elden Ring Blind Pt 10 - Roundtable Hold (00:37:44) Level 11. Melina takes us to Roundtable Hold, where we meet lots of new people. Quickly running through the tutorial again to get the Soldier of Godrick (1). Starting back into Fringefolk Hero's Grave. (I missed some of Melina's dialog in my recording, so I re-recorded it on another character and pasted it at the beginning.)
  • Fri 02/25 Elden Ring Blind Pt 11 - Limgrave Exploration (00:41:28) Level 11. Fringefolk Hero's Grave, Ulcerated Tree Spirit (5, abandoned). You've got to be kidding me. How is that survivable? Wandering Nobles didn't help hehe. Going elsewhere until I get stronger weapons. Just wandering around Limgrave exploring, stumbling across Boc.
  • Sat 02/26 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 12 - Bloodhound Knight Darriwil (00:44:26) Level 11. Limgrave. Somewhere around here I went offline to get rid of all the dumb player messages and ghosts, and also maximize the number of surprises I encountered. Marking a spot on an interesting-looking feature of the map in Limgrave and heading toward it. Falling down a cliff to find the Limgrave Tunnels. A surprise visit from Flying Dragon Agheel (1, ran away!). Crabs. Soldiers versus Demi-Humans. +1 Vigor, +1 Mind = Level 13. The map feature is the Forlorn Hound Evergaol and Bloodhound Knight Darriwil (2).
  • Sat 02/26 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 13 - Great Épée Camp (00:39:38) Level 13. Roundtable Hold, Estoc +2, Glintstone Staff +0 to +1. Limgrave, Seaside Ruins, +1 Vigor = Level 14, Agheel Lake South, Great Épée Camp, Royal House Scroll. Merchant Kalé.
  • Sat 02/26 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 14 - Tree Sentinel Defeated (00:27:05) Level 14. Limgrave. Tree Sentinel (36), Golden Halberd. Using Estoc +2. A very long struggle with a frustrating boss fight that I definitely shouldn't have tackled at level 14, and almost no rewards for my effort.
  • Sat 02/26 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 15 - Beast Crest Heater Shield Camp (00:34:58) Level 14. Limgrave. Varré, Merchant Kalé, Jellyfish Woman, Warmaster's Shack, +1 Dexterity = Level 15, Beast Crest Heater Shield Camp, Deathtouched Catacombs Entrance.
  • Sat 02/26 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 16 - Deathtouched Catacombs (00:37:26) Level 15. Limgrave. Deathtouched Catacombs, Black Knife Assassin (1), who didn't even fight back for some weird reason. Saintsbridge, Alexander the Iron Fist is stuck on his way to a festival. +1 Vigor, +1 Dexterity = Level 17. (This was the first video I recorded with an AverMedia capture card, instead of the flakey Elgato card, so no more annoying momentary audio dropouts.)
  • Sat 02/26 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 17 - Recusant Henricus (00:35:48) Level 17. Limgrave. Saintsbridge, Recusant Henricus, Stormhill Shack, Roundtable Hold, Limgrave Tunnels farming (no results), Beach, Jumping Pad death.
  • Sat 02/26 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 18 - Guardian Golem (00:37:18) Level 17. Limgrave. Stormhill Shack, an owl, Jellyfish Graveyard. First Step, Beach. Stormhill Shack, Stormgate, Guardian Golem, Stormhill Evergaol, Crucible Knight (3 tries, abandoned), Stormhill Shack.
  • Sat 02/26 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 19 - Margit Attempt 2 (00:21:55) Level 17. Limgrave. Trying Margit the Fell Omen again (41, abandoned). Nearly two hours, no success.
  • Sun 02/27 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 20 - Going Off The Map (00:41:57) Level 17. The one where I forgot to adjust my OBS scene to 1440 resolution instead of 1080. Limgrave. Agheel Lake North, Flying Dragon Agheel (1 try, abandoned). The First Step, Beach, Nomadic Merchant. Agheel Lake South, Fort Haight West, Ghost ("Where are you, Lord Kenneth?"), Message ("Open for business..."), Minor Erdtree, Siofra River Well.
  • Sun 02/27 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 21 - Kenneth Haight (00:38:35) Level 17. Siofra River Well Depths. Limgrave, Limgrave East Map, Mistwood Ruins, Third Church of Marika, Melina and the words of Queen Marika, Crimson Crystal Tear, Flask of Wonderous Physick, Sacred Tear, Kenneth Haight.
  • Sun 02/27 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 22 - Clearing Fort Haight (00:36:14) Level 17. Limgrave, Fort Haight West, Fort Haight, Nomadic Warrior's Cookbook [6], Ash of War: Bloody Slash (!!), Dectus Medallion (Left). Kenneth Haight, Erdsteel Dagger, Mistwood Outskirts, +1 Strength = Level 18. Fort Haight, Kenneth Haight.
  • Sun 02/27 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 23 - Mistwood Outskirts (00:36:33) Level 18. Limgrave, Mistwood Outskirts. Artist's Shack, +1 Strength = Level 19. Seaside Ruins, "Homing Instinct" Painting Location, Incantation Scarab.
  • Sun 02/27 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 24 - Erdtree Burial Watchdog Rematch (00:35:58) Level 19. Stormroot Catacombs, Erdtree Burial Watchdog (1), Noble Sorcerer Ashes. Stormhill Shack, Troll, +1 Strength = Level 20. Warmaster's Shack, Knight Bernahl, Land Octopus, Deathbird (1, died), Trolls, +1 Strength = Level 21.
  • Sun 02/27 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 25 - Margit Attempt 3 (00:13:43) Level 21. Another hour or so of trying to beat Margit the Fell Omen after being able to use the Great Épée one-handed, still no success.
  • Sun 02/27 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 26 - Summonwater Village (00:36:11) Level 21. Abandoning Margit again. Limgrave, Third Church of Marika, Summonwater Village, Stonesword Key Door, Green Turtle Talisman, Tibia Mariner (1), Deathroot, Skeletal Militiamen Ashes, D, Summonwater Village Outskirts. Bloody Slash equipped on Great Épée +2. Warmaster's Shack, Ash of War: Impaling Thrust. Greyoll's Dragonbarrow, Bestial Sanctum, Beast Clergyman, Clawmark Seal, Beast Eye, Beastial Sling.
  • Sun 02/27 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 27 - First Look at Caelid (00:38:04) Level 21. Limgrave, Summonwater Village, Anastasia Tarnished-Eater (1), using Bloody Slash for the first time, Sacred Scorpion Charm, Smoldering Church, +1 Vigor = Level 22, Missionary's Cookbook [3], Sword Garden, Caelid, Rotview Balcony, Shack of the Rotting, Ghost. Church of Elleh, Merchant Kalé, Finger Snap gesture. Trying the finger snap at the Mistwood Ruins, Big Bear, Axe Talisman.
  • Mon 02/28 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 27.1 - Morning Loose Ends (00:18:53) Level 22. Mistwood Ruins. Trying a couple more things with the finger snap, but I completely missed the source of the howling. Church of Elleh, Merchant Kalé, Varré - unheard dialog about Goderick the Grafted. +1 Vigor = Level 23. Beach, Ash of War: Stamp (Sweep), Nomadic Warrior, Armorer's Cookbook [2], playing with jumping pads. A meh recording but some stuff I didn't want to lose.
  • Mon 02/28 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 28 - Margit the Fell Omen Victory (00:14:34) Level 23. Finally, with a combination of distracting wolves, the Great Épée +2, and spamming Magic Glintblades in the second phase, a victory (65 total attempts, over 3 days).
  • Mon 02/28 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 29 - Stormveil Castle (00:24:58) Level 23. Varré, Roundtable Hold, D, Hunter of the Dead, Diallos, Cleric, Gideon. Cut out some boring and unnecessary side trips that ended up in Limgrave Tunnels, +2 Vigor, +1 Mind = Level 26. Stormveil Castle, Commoner NPC, Warhawks, Stormveil Cliffside.
  • Mon 02/28 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 29.1 - Deleted Distractions (00:11:23) Level 23. Some unnecessary side distractions before I got started into Stormveil Castle. Gideon, Hewg, Fia, Deathbed Companion, Merchant Kalé, Limgrave Tunnels.
  • Mon 02/28 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 30 - Stormveil Castle, Cliffside (00:32:53) (Rendered.) Level 26. Stormveil Castle, Stormveil Cliffside. Marred Leather Shield, Hookclaws, a lot of fighting in a dark room with an Infurating Knight Guy, dying, and running back (10, most of it cut out because it was like a half hour of it). Rusty Key, Curved Sword Talisman. Brick Hammer. Rampart Tower.
  • Tue 03/01 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 31 - Stormveil Castle, Rampart Tower (00:37:48) Level 26. Stormveil Castle, Rampart Tower. Looking at gear. Summoning Pool. Rooftops, Warhawk (2), Dozing Cross-Legged gesture, Exile Soldiers, Claw Talisman, Exile Soldiers and Banished Knights, Nomadic Warrior's Cookbook [10] (have Nomadic Warrior's Cookbook 1,2,6,10,14, have Armorer's Cookbook 2, have Missionary's Cookbook 1,3), overlooking courtyard full of enemies, Wooden Greatshield, Liftside Chamber.
  • Tue 03/01 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 32 - Stormveil Castle, Liftside Chamber (00:41:23) Level 26. Stormveil Castle, Liftside Chamber. Going up the elevator, Stormcaller Ash of War, Secluded Cell. Living Jars, Cracked Pot (x2). Courtyard, Summoning Pool, Warhawks (3), Nepheli Loux, Golden Seed. Roundtable Hold, Great Épée +2 to +4. Secluded Cell, Liftside Chamber, Courtyard Omen and His Dog (2), Mysterious Glowing Statue, "Prophecy" Painting which I was sure was going to send me to a Painted World but didn't, clearing Exiles in the courtyard, Rat Room with Stonesword Key door, Grafted Scion (ran away), Elevator Shortcut back to Rampart Tower, +1 Vigor = Level 27.
  • Wed 03/02 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 33 - Stormveil Castle, A Different Path (00:44:39) Level 27. Stormveil Castle, Rampart Tower. Warhawks, Banished Knight's Shield, Sorcerer Rogier, Glintstone Pebble Ash of War, Carian Greatsword Ash of War, Spinning Weapon Ash of War, Balcony over the Grafted Scion room, Banished Knight library, Mimic's Veil, Exiles, Dogs, Chrysalid's Memento, run away from Grafted Scion back up the elevator.
  • Wed 03/02 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 34 - Stormveil Castle, The Grafted Scion Rematch (00:36:06) Level 27. Stormhill Shack, giving the Chrysalid's Memento to Jellyfish Woman. She's going to go to Roundtable Hold. Stormveil Castle, Rampart Tower. Down the elevator to fight the Grafted Scion (12). Seven attempts to kill the Grafted Scion were deleted for brevity, only the first three and the last two. It didn't drop anything. Highland Axe, Stonesword Key. Side rooms off of the courtyard, unlocking a Stonesword Key door, Iron Whetblade, Hawk Crest Wooden Shield, Miséricorde.
  • Fri 03/04 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 35 - Godrick the Grafted (00:48:54) Level 27. Roundtable Hold, to talk to the former Jellyfish Woman, now named Rodericka, Golden Seed. Hewg, Great Épée +4 to +5, About Rodericka. Stormveil Castle, Secluded Cell. Upgrade flasks to a total of 7. With no obvious places left to go in Stormveil Castle, it was time to face Goderick the Grafted, the first of the shardbearers. This guy was a monster bleepity bleeping bleeper and made me nostalgic for Margit. It took a total of 60 tries to beat him. This is a heavily edited rendition of those nearly four hours over two days. Goderick's Great Rune, Remembrance of the Grafted. Limgrave, Varré. Back to Goderick's Room to find that Commoner NPC with some interesting things to say. Exploring a little beyond Goderick's Room, then back to Roundtable Hold. Sorcerer Rogier, Rogier's Rapier +8, D, Rodericka, Hewg, The Two Fingers, Finger Reader Enia, Rapture (Gesture).
  • Fri 03/04 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 36 - Liurnia of the Lakes (00:39:48) Level 27. Roundtable Hold. Limgrave, First Steps, Varré is gone! He left a message to seek the Rose Church. Back to Goderick's boss room, +1 Mind, +1 Endurance, +1 Dexterity = Level 30. Exploring beyond Goderick's room. Ghost, Shabriri Grape. Liurnia of the Lakes, Lake-Facing Cliffs (Grace, NPCs missing), Church of Irith, Sacred Tear, Sorcerer Thops (the first NPC I met who sells sorceries), buying Glintstone Pebble, Glintstone Arc, Starlight. Use Sacred Tear (Flasks up to +2). A graveyard, undead. Academy Scroll. Down the hill to a camp of soldiers in red and blue livery. Glintstone Craftsman's Cookbook [1]. Down the hill to Liurnia Lake Shore (Grace), Nomadic Merchant. Buying a Lantern(!), Astrologer Gear, Nomadic Warrior's Cookbook [11]. Map of Liunia, East.
  • Fri 03/04 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 37 - East of the Lake (00:39:41) Level 30. Liurnia, Lake-Facing Cliffs, exploring east around the castle, Wolves, Storm Wall Ash of War. Stormhill Shack, exploring north to the end of the bridge, Finger Reader Crone, Nomadic Warrior's Cookbook [7]. Back to Liurnia Lake Shore, bell-ringing Wrath Callers, Laskyar Ruins (Grace), Glintstone Craftsman's Cookbook [2], Grafted Thing near a Portal (3, abandoned), Rya needs someone to retrieve her necklace, Birdseye Telescope, Scenic Isle (Grace), exploring to the east of the lake, Liurnia Highway North (Grace).
  • Fri 03/04 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 38 - Cliffbottom Catacombs (00:40:47) Level 30. Liurnia Highway North. Ghost Nobles fighting Soldiers, and a Big Ghost Troll kills me. Ghost by the road ("Ah, the puppets..."). Sword Garden Historical Society Marker "This marks Melania's southward march." Catacombs Statue, Vulgar Militia, Cliffbottom Catacombs. Imps, very tough Omens (which I call "ogres"), Scythe, Rune Arc, no Stonesword Key to open the door, giving up because it's too hard to clear the enemies out enough to search for the boss door lever.
  • Sat 03/05 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 39 - A Tibia Mariner in Liurnia (00:43:10) Level 30. Liurnia, Cliffbottom Catacombs, couldn't find the lever, gave up and left. More exploring on the Liurnia Highway east of the lake. Wolves, Crabs, a graveyard, and ... a much tougher Tibia Mariner with D (4) (so many skeleton adds!), Deathroot, Skeletal Bandit Ashes, Artist's Shack (Grace). Beast Sanctum to turn in a Deathroot to the Beast Clergyman, Beastial Vitality (incantation).
  • Sat 03/05 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 40 - Ainsel River Well (00:40:16) Level 30. Liurnia, Artist's Shack. "Resurrection" Painting. Checking in with NPCs. Remembering Kenneth Haight and his search for an heir, I returned to Fort Haight, but he still hasn't even begun his search yet. Warmaster Shack, Bernahl, noticing I had 10,000 runes, I bought all of his remaining Ashes of War. Double-checking a Catacombs statue near there, which didn't do anything, but I since learned it's because I found the Deathtouched Catacombs door before I found the statue, some time spent investigating this phenomenon. Reviewing all the loose ends I haven't gotten to yet, resolving to make a list. Back to Liurnia, Artist's Shack to continue exploring north, Camp of Fire Monks and their ilk, Fire Spur Me (gesture), Flame, Cleanse Me (incantation). Eastern Tableland (Grace). Ainsel River, Ainsel River Well Depths (Grace), crawling through caves with Giant Ants, Ainsel River Sluice Gate (Grace).
  • Sat 03/05 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 41 - Church of Vows (00:36:59) Level 30. Ainsel River Well Sluice Gate, Uhl Palace Ruins, leaving because it looks too hard. Eastern Tableland. Sword Garden Historical Society Plaque "The Second Liurnian War." Church of Vows (Grace), Miriel, Pastor of Vows, lots of dialog, and only the second NPC I've found that sells sorceries. Buying Carian Slicer, Swift Glintstone Shard. Gold Sewing Needle, Golden Tailoring Tools. Continuing north to the Uld Palace Ruins and a nasty Ancestral Follower sniper trap (abandoned). Our first sighting of a Wandering Mausoleum. Charging Runebear kills us. Going around leads to a tough Mausoleum Knight guarding a door, and the Black Knife Catacombs.
  • Sat 03/05 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 42 - Abandoning Black Knife Catacombs (00:36:28) Level 30. Liurnia, Black Knife Catacombs. Finding out the skeletons keep regenerating, but not understanding why yet, so abandoning the catacombs, thinking I needed a Holy weapon. Roundtable Hold, D, Rogier, Hewg praying, Rodericka learns Spirit Tuning, Gideon's welcome and lots of dialog about Shardbearers, Nepheli Loux, Aresenal Charm (talisman).
  • Sat 03/05 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 43 - Return to Cliffbottom Catacombs (00:41:42) Level 30. Liurnia, Cliffbottom Catacombs. Returning to Cliffbottom Catacombs to search for the boss door lever again. Opening the Stonesword Key door, thinking it might lead to the lever, but it's just a Nox Mirrorhelm. [20 minutes of searching cut out.] Went Online to look for player messages. "Lever, down" and finally finding where to jump down. Fighting Omens and dying, and the lever. With Great Épée +5, Erdtree Burial Watchdog (5), Kaiden Sellsword Ashes. +1 Intelligence to Level 31.
  • Sat 03/05 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 44 - Carian Study Hall (00:40:19) Level 31. Liurnia, Artist's Shack. To Carian Study Hall, Ghost, what do we put on the Pedastal? Noble Sorcerer ghosts and a very deadly Preceptor Miriam gaurds the entrance, so we leave. Riding north to try the Ancestral Follower Snipers at the Uld Palace Ruins again, some success but it seems like a dead end. Another glimpse of a Wandering Mausoleum. Back to Scenic Isle, in the lake. Following a ghost to the Lakeside Crystal Cave.
  • Sat 03/05 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 45 - Lakeside Crystal Cave (00:31:39) Level 31. Liurnia, Lakesake Crystal Cave. Great Épée +5 switched Ash of War from Bloody Slash to Storm Blade. Demi-humans and Crystal Slugs. Spear Talisman. Bloodhound Knight (22) [I cut out close to an hour of failed attempts], Cerulean Amber Medallion, Slumbering Wolf's Shack, I have no idea what the woman with the wolf is talking about at this time.
  • Sun 03/06 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 46 - South Raya Lucaria Gate (00:47:57) Level 31. Liurnia, Slumbering Wolf's Shack. Back to the Laskyar Ruins and the Grafted Thing near a Portal, which still killed me 3 times before I stopped trying to fight it and went past. Ritual Pot. The Portal goes to the South Raya Lucaria Gate, which is sealed. Meeting Place Map. A camp of Raya Lucarian soldiers. Blue-White Wooden Shield. Finger Reader Crone "Miquella's favor can be yours..." Academy Gate Town, riding around the lake. Land Squirt Ashes. Academy Gate Town (Grace), Map of Liurnia, North.
  • Sun 03/06 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 47 - Blackguard and Rya (00:46:34) Level 31. Liurnia, Academy Gate Town. Roundtable Hold, Gideon, Sorcerer Rogier doesn't respond. Scenic Isle, riding east, Rya is still there, asking about her necklace. Birdseye Telescope. Surprise Deathbird (1, died, didn't return). Riding north, Boilprawn Shack (Grace), Blackguard, Rya's Necklace, Spread Out (Gesture). Returning the necklace to Rya, Volcano Manor Invitation. Riding around looking at gazebos on the lake. Folly on the Lake (Grace). There's a poison swamp. Our first look at Crystalians, and leaving them alone. Marionettes to the west, Converted Tower (Grace), "Erudition guide thee!" No idea what to do. Balloon scarabs, Young Albinaruics, Rose Church (Grace), Varré! This is where he disappeared to. He wants me to use Festering Bloody Fingers in Roundtable Hold. Bloody Invader Dude in Rose Church (3, abandoned). Nomadic Warrior's Cookbook [12].
  • Sun 03/06 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 48 - Sorcerer's Isle (00:40:04) Level 31. Liurnia, Rose Church. Heading north in the lake area. A dragon in the distance. Passing a Stonesword Key cave. Temple Quarter, Young Albinaurics and Poison Flowers, Temple Quarter (Grace). Heading north again. Sorcerer's Isle (Grace), Testu's Rise, "Seek three wise beasts." No idea what that means, but I (mistakenly) assume it means finding owls for a very long time. More exploring around the lake, trying to see if I can find the location of the "Resurrection" Painting. Spotting the Wandering Mausoleum (I don't know what it is yet, I think maybe it's the "Great Lift" I've heard about). Taking a jumping pad up to the East Raya Lucaria Gate and the start of the Bellum Highway. Finger Reader Crone ("What a pity it is, to be without the right").
  • Sun 03/06 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 49 - The Ravine (00:38:37) Level 31. Liurnia, East Raya Lucaria Gate. Traveling north up the Bellum Highway, Cuckoo Knights and soldiers, and a devastating catapult that blocks progress that way. Back to Sorcerer's Isle for more lake exploration, heading north and east. The Ravine (Grace), Golden Seed, Ravine-Veiled Village (Grace), Scarab with Barbaric Roar (Ash of War), Bats, climbing up ladders to enter caves, Miners, tough Vulgar Milita and poison traps, getting stuck and dying a few times in a shrine full of Vulgar Militia.
  • Sun 03/06 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 49.1 - Return Trip (00:10:23) The complete and uncut journey of returning back to where I died at the end of episode 49, twice, because I died again on the way.
  • Sun 03/06 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 50 - Ruin-Strewn Precipice (00:38:59) Level 31. In the caves of the Ravine-Veiled Village, trying to recover my runes. Ruin-Strewn Precipice (Grace). Roundtable Hold, Great Épée +5 to +8. Ruin-Strewn Precipice, Vulgar Milita, Bats, tough fight with Singing Harpy and an army of Bats (3), Land Octopus guarding a Serpent-God's Curved Sword, running past more Bats and another Harpy, elevator up to Ruin-Strewn Precipice Overlook (Grace).
  • Sun 03/06 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 51 - Meet Magma Wyrm Makar (00:22:44) Level 31. Ruin-Strewn Precipice Overlook. Magma Wyrm Makar (14, abandoned). [I cut out 5 or so attempts for brevity.] Tried with and without summons and with and without Spirit Ashes, no luck. My best effort was somewhere around 30-40% of his health remaining. I concluded it wasn't worth the effort to keep throwing myself at it hoping to get lucky. Casual Greeting (Gesture) from summoning Tragoth. +1 Vigor (22) = Level 32. Also, this is when I learned there isn't anything like a Homeward Bone in Elden Ring.
  • Sun 03/06 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 52 - Malefactor's Evergaol (00:39:36) Level 32. Ruin-Strewn Precipice, giving up on Magma Wyrm Makar for now. Back to Liurnia, Academy Gate Town to explore. Young Albinaurics, Gate Town Bridge (Grace). Over to Converted Tower to fight some Marionettes. Finding the boundaries of the poison swamp. Fire Monk camp, Fire Monk's Prayerbook, Bats, looking at the Church of Anticipation in the distance. Stumbling on a tribe of Vulgar Milita. Malefactor's Evergaol, Adan, Thief of Fire (2), Flame of the Fell God (Incantation). Sacrificial Twig on the cliff overlooking the vendor.
  • Mon 03/07 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 53 - Black Knife Catacombs (00:42:02) Level 32. Liurnia, Black Knife Catacombs. Returning because I thought of using Holy Pots on the regenerating Skeletons, but then I discovered the necromancers. Blade traps and Crabs. The first Illusory Wall I've found in the game leads to a hidden boss fight against a Black Knife Assassin (8), Assassin's Cerulean Dagger (Talisman), Black Knifeprint (neither of which I stopped to look at for some reason). Boss door lever. The real boss fight at the end of the Catacombs is a Cemetary Shade with Skeleton adds (4), Twinsage Sorcerer Ashes, Deathroot in a chest. Pausing to fight the Mausoleum Knight outside the Catacombs, who dropped a Knight's Greatsword and an Eclipse Crest Greatshield. Bestial Sanctum, Beast Clergyman to turn in Deathroot, Beast's Roar (Ash of War).
  • Mon 03/07 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 54 - Village of the Albinaurics (00:42:33) Level 32. Liurnia, near the Rose Church. The Guy In the Blood Pool with the Bloody Helice-looking sword (actual name unknown) (1, was easy this time for some reason). Varré going on about trying a Finger again. Exploring west. Marionettes, Minor Erdtree, Erdtree Avatar with Goderick Soldiers (who died almost immediately) (4), Cerulean Crystal Tear, Ruptured Crystal Tear, to the Converted Tower. +1 Dexterity (18) = Level 33. To the Poison Swamp, Crabs, Village of the Albinaurics, Nepheli Loux ("What's happened to this village?"), Ghost at the well ("old Albus, hide well..."), Village of the Albinaurics (Grace), nasty Perfumer up the hill (3), Albus, Haligtree Secret Medallion (Right), Ivory Sickle, Larval Tear.
  • Mon 03/07 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 55 - Foot of the Four Belfries (00:37:15) Level 33. Liurnia, Village of the Albinaurics. Omenkiller with Nepheli Loux (3), Crucible Knot Talisman. Rune Arc. +1 Intelligence (16) = Level 34. Crystal Sword. Back to the poison swamp. Temple Quarter, riding northwest. Cuckoo's Evergaol (not entered). Foot of the Four Belfries (Grace). Jellyfish Shield. Raya Lucaria soldier camp, Rune Arc.
  • Tue 03/08 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 56 - Murkwater Cave (00:44:32) Level 34. [43:23:45 character time.] Liurnia, Foot of the Four Belfries. Couple tries to clear the Cuckoo soldier camp with the annoying sorcerer sniper on the ledge. Cucko Glingstones in a chest. Tough fighting with a Mad Pumpkin Head. Losing runes. Going back to Limgrave to search for Boc. Agheel Lake North. Up the canyon full of Skeletons. Invaded by Bloody Finger Nerijus! (1), Furlcalling Finger Remedy, Reduvia. Murkwater Cave (Grace), Bandits, Patches (1), Grovel for Mercy (Gesture). Patches' Emporium. Margit's Shackle! Definitely should have done this before Stormveil castle hehe. Purchased Missionary's Cookbook [2], Stonesword Key. Chest transporter trap to Mistwood.
  • Tue 03/08 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 57 - Murkwater Catacombs and Coastal Cave (00:41:59) Level 34. Fort Haight. Mistwood Ruins. Fighting Runebears. Nomadic Warrior's Cookbook [4]. Back to Murkwater Cave to talk to Patches. Continuing up the canyon. Yura, Hunter of Bloody Fingers. Murkwater Catacombs, Imps and Pressure Plates, Grave Warden Duelist (1), Battle Hammer. To the beach to search for Boc's cave. Coastal Cave (Grace), Boc (the Coastal Cave was on my map for a while but I never found the cave entrance until now). Demi-Human Chiefs (1), Sewing Needle. Pretty easy but I was probably overleveled. Give the Sewing Needle to Boc.
  • Tue 03/08 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 58 - Ensha of the Royal Remains (00:43:34) Level 34. Coastal Cave, Church of Dragon Communion. +1 Mind (16) = Level 35. "Far to the east, you'll find the Cathedral of Dragon." Nomadic Merchant, purchased Shortbow. Roundtable Hold, surprise attack by Ensha of the Royal Remains (1), Clinging Bone. Give Fire Monks' Prayerbook to Brother Corhyn ("this is a work of heresy"). Sorcerer Rogier, the corpse under Stormveil, did not give him the Black Knifeprint (I didn't realize I had it or what it was). Hewg, Crystal Sword +0 to +3. Nepheli Loux. Royal Remains Gear. Gideon, about Nepheli's despair, about Ensha, about secret medallions ("find the Albinauric woman"). Twin Husks, purchasing Longbow. Liurnia, Laskyar Ruins. Exploring west to look for a cave, can't find one.
  • Wed 03/09 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 59 - Albinauric Woman (00:40:30) Level 35. Liurnia, Albinauric Village. Searching high and low for the Albinauric woman and the cave that Gideon mentioned. Stumbled on Patches at the Scenic Isle. Roundtable Hold, Nepheli Loux. Turns out the Albinauric woman is the woman I already met at the Slumbering Wolf's Shack at the end of the Lakeside Crystal Cave, Latenna the Albinauric (Spirit Ashes). Roundtable Hold. Okay now what? Fringefolk Hero's Grave, dying a bunch. Dragon Communion Seal. Ulcerated Tree Spirit (8), Golden Seed, Banished Knight Oleg (Spirit Ashes). Using two Golden Seeds.
  • Wed 03/09 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 60 - Carian Study Hall (00:44:08) Level 35. Have a bunch of runes, so visiting vendors. Patches, purchasing Sacrificial Twig, Merchant Kalé, Roundtable Hold, purchasing 2 Stonesword Keys, unlocking Stonesword Key doors in Roundtable Hold, Crepus's Black-Key Crossbow, Assassin's Prayerbook, giving to Brother Corhyn ("that is a work of heresy"). What now? Wondering where Boc went. Not sure where to go. Carian Study Hall Entrance, running past Preceptor Miriam, dying a lot in the rafters trying to figure out why some things are upside-down, Cerulean Seed Talisman.
  • Wed 03/09 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 61 - The Four Belfries (00:39:36) Level 35. Liurnia, Foot of the Four Belfries. +1 Strength (16) = Level 36. Clearing the Cuckoo soldier camp with the annoying sorcerer sniper. Cuckoo Greatshield. Riding up the hill past the ghost Trolls to The Four Belfries (Grace). Imbued Sword Key. Studying the three portals ("Precipice of Anticipation," "Night Sky Unceasing," and "Crumbling Lands"). After much indecision, picked "Night Sky Unceasing." Nokron, Eternal City, Mottled Necklace. The Crucible Knight Guy at the edge (2, abandoned).
  • Thu 03/10 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 62 - Smithing Master Iji (00:34:57) Level 36. What to do? Liurnia, Sorcerer's Isle. Exploring west of the lake. Another Troll-pulled caravan procession. Northern Liurnia Lake Shore (Grace). Map of Liurnia, West. Kingsrealm Ruins full of invisible sorcerers and wolves. Ghost ("Ahh, Iji, forgive me"). Illusory wall. Road to the Manor (Grace). Smithing Master Iji sells Somber Smithing Stones [1-4]. Upgrade Crystal Sword +3 to +4. Main Caria Manor Gate (Grace). The courtyard is a nightmare of Hand Monsters. Seems too high level for me. Wondering how to get to the map locations around Village of the Albinaurics, which are way up above.
  • Thu 03/10 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 63 - Weeping Penninsula (00:36:42) Level 36. Where can I go? Returning to Limgrave, Agheel Lake South to go across the southern bridge, easier than I thought. The Weeping Penninsula, which felt like a lower-level area that I should have done earlier. Stonesword Key, Bridge of Sacrifice (Grace). Irina, wants me to deliver a letter to her father. Soldiers and Dogs and a Troll. Mighty Shot (Ash of War). Castle Morne Rampart (Grace), Nomadic Merchant, purchased a Cracked Pot, a Stonesword Key, and a Note about Demi-Human Mobs, Map of Weeping Penninsula, Golden Seed, avoiding a Golem Archer. Castle Morne Lift (Grace).
  • Fri 03/11 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 64 - Castle Morne (00:39:26) Level 36. [50:22:02 character time.] Weeping Penninusla, Castle Morne Lift. Castle Morne is full of Dogs and Misbegotten. Claymore in a chest. Steel-Wire Torch. Warden Edgar, Sacrificial Twig, Irina's letter. Behind the Castle (Grace). Blobs. Ghost ("Please, help me. I'm of noble blood"). Twinblade Talisman in a chest. A pit of Rats. Whip. Beside the Rampart Gaol (Grace).
  • Fri 03/11 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 65 - Edgar (00:43:19) Level 36. Castle Morne, Beside the Rampart Gaol. Leonine Misbegotten (3), Grafted Blade Greatsword, and an achievement, oddly. Felt overpowered with the Great Épée +8 and Bloody Slash, probably should have gotten it on the first try. Morne Moangrave (Grace). Returning to the Bridge of Sacrifice to find Irina dead! Returning to Castle Morne to talk to Edgar ("I will be reunited with Irina"). Um. Oops. Back to the Bridge of Sacrifice to find Edgar ready to "exterminate every last one of them." Exploring. South of the Lookout Tower (Grace). +1 Arcane (10) = Level 37. Ghost ("The mausoleum prowls"). Church of Pilgrimage (Grace), Melina and the words of Queen Marika, Sacred Tear, upgrade Flasks to +3. Warhawk Ashes. Gilded Iron Shield in the graveyard. Somebody making groaning noises but I can't find the source.
  • Sat 03/12 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 66 - A Second Erdtree Avatar (00:35:37) Level 37. Weeping Penninsula, Church of Pilgrimage. A Grace I didn't get the name of. Wandering Mausoleum. Land Ocotopus. Underwater rollie-ball. Minor Erdtree, Erdtree Avatar (5), Opaline Bubbletear, Crimsonburst Crystal Tear. Tombsward Catacombs (Grace).
  • Sat 03/12 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 67 - Tombsward Catacombs (00:37:47) Level 37. Weeping Penninsula, Tombsward Catacombs. Skeletons, Fire Traps, Prattling Pate "Thank You." Cemetary Shade (1), Lhutel the Headless (Spirit Ashes). Stonesword Key Door, but no key. Tombsward Ruins, Pages, Winged Scythe. Weeping Evergaol, but no key. Fourth Church of Marika (Grace), Sacred Tear, upgrade Flasks to +4. Ghost ("Ohh, there it is, the tower!"). Isolated Merchant's Shack (Grace), purchase 3 Stonesword Keys, 1 of 3 Sacrificial Twigs, Walking Mausoleum Note.
  • Sat 03/12 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 68 - Tower of Return and the Divine Bridge (00:37:58) Level 37. Weeping Penninsula, Witchbane Ruins, tortured sorcerer prisoner? ("It will do you no good, I swear...") Tower of Return. Ensnared in a transporter trap! Divine Bridge (Grace). Tough Golem with Halberd (7, abandoned). Blessed Dew Talisman. Weeping Penninsula, Beside the Crater-Pocked Glade (Grace). Stonesword Key. Impaler's Catacombs (Grace).
  • Sat 03/12 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 69 - Impaler's Catacombs, and Turtles Are Wise (00:38:22) Level 37. Weeping Penninsula, Impaler's Catacombs. Imps and, well, an impaling trap room, and Zombies. Prattling Pate "Please help." Erdtree Burial Watchdog (1), Demi-Human Ashes. Started with Magic Glintblades then switched to Bloody Slash which obliterated it. Orydis's Rise, finally learning that ghostly turtles are "wise beasts," Memory Stone. Forest Lookout Tower, Hand Ballista. Following a noble ghost from a candelabra to the Earthbore Cave (Grace).
  • Sat 03/12 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 70 - Earthbore Cave and the Ailing Village (00:46:50) Level 37. Weeping Penninsula, Earthbore Cave. Runebear (1), Spelldrake Talisman. Felt overleveled for this, the Bloody Slash murdered this poor Runebear. +1 Strength (17) = Level 38. Demi-Human Forest Ruins, Demi-Human Queen's Staff. Morne Tunnel (Grace), Miners and Misbegotten, but didn't find a boss. Ailing Village of frenzied Rats and Folks, Flame Crest Wooden Shield, summoning the Warhawk Ashes to help out, Callu Baptismal Church, The Flame of Frenzy (Incantation), Sacred Tear.
  • Sat 03/12 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 71 - Sorcerer's Isle (00:36:27)
  • Sun 03/13 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 72 - Caria Manor, Manor Lower Level, Manor Upper Level (00:46:23)
  • Sun 03/13 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 73 - Royal Knight Loretta, Behind Caria Manor (00:39:54)
  • Sun 03/13 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 74 - Glintstone Dragon Adula, Witch Ranni, Iji, Blaidd, Seluvis (00:35:04)
  • Sun 03/13 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 75 - Red Wolf, Royal Grave Evergaol, Alabaster Lord, Nepheli, Seluvis (00:40:15)
  • Sun 03/13 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 76 - Siofra River Well, Siofra River Bank (00:40:59)
  • Mon 03/14 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 77 - Siofra River Bank, Worshippers Woods (00:36:30)
  • Mon 03/14 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 78 - Worshippers Woods, Blaidd, Seluvis, Caelid, Deep Siofra Well (00:37:26)
  • Mon 03/14 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 79 - Caelid, Swamp of Aeonia, Sellia Town of Sorcery, Gowry (00:44:46)
  • Tue 03/15 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 80 - Nomadic Merchant, Dragon Cathedral, Caelid Waypoint Ruins, Smoldering Wall, Finger Reader (00:39:02)
  • Tue 03/15 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 81 - Waypoint Ruins, Mad Pumpkin Head, Sellen, Blaidd, Abandoned Merchant (00:38:39)
  • Tue 03/15 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 82 - Ancestral Spirit (00:37:45) Worshipper's Woods, Siofra River Bank, Hallowhorn Grounds, Ancestral Spirit.
  • Wed 03/16 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 83 - Caelid Catacombs, Cemetary Shade, Impassable Greatbridge (00:34:48)
  • Wed 03/16 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 84 - Redmane Castle, Chamber Outside the Plaza, Festival, Blaidd, Alexander (00:40:31)
  • Fri 03/18 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 85 - General Radahn v2 (abandoned, rendered) (00:34:31) Level 43. Roundtable Hold, Great Épée +8, Demi-Human Queen's Staff +1, Crystal Sword +4, Hookclaws +7 to +8. Redmane Castle, Chamber Outside the Plaza. Heartening Cry gesture. Our first look at Starscourge Radahn, a maddeningly random boss fight (41, abandoned).
  • Fri 03/18 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 86 - Crucible Knight Rematch (rendered) (00:28:40)
  • Sat 03/19 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 87 - Magma Wyrm Makar Rematch, Roundtable Hold (rendered) (00:34:32)
  • Sat 03/19 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 88 - Altus Plateau, Abandoned Coffin, Melina, Perfumers Ruins (00:31:27)
  • Sat 03/19 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 89 - Unsightly Catacombs, Perfumer Tricia and Misbegotten Warrior (abandoned, rendered) (00:26:32)
  • Sat 03/19 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 90 - Erdtree-Gazing Hill, Wyndham Ruins, Tibia Mariner, Seethewater River (00:43:44) Level 44. Altus Plateau. Erdtree-Gazing Hill, Wyndham Ruins, Tibia Mariner, Mt. Gelnir, Seethewater River, +1 Endurance.
  • Sat 03/19 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 91 - Seethewater Cave (00:40:38) Level 45. Mt. Gelnir. Seethewater Cave, Kindred of Rot (abandoned), +1 Dexterity.
  • Sat 03/19 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 92 - Seethewater Terminus, Fort Laiedd (abandoned), Forest-Spanning Greatbridge (00:42:40) Level 46. Altus Plateau. Seethewater Terminus, Fort Laiedd (abandoned), Altus Plateau Map, Finger Reader, Nomadic Merchant, Forest-Spanning Greatbridge, The Noble Goldmask, Fallingstar Beast (abandoned)
  • Sat 03/19 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 93 - Outer Wall Phantom Tree, Finger Reader, Margit Redux (abandoned), Highway Lookout Tower (rendered) (00:42:00)
  • Sat 03/19 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 94 - Dominula Windmill Village, Godskin Apostle (abandoned, rendered) (00:27:22) 26 attempts (abandoned) [75:33:52 character time.]
  • Mon 03/21 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 95 - Boss Medley (00:38:23) A successful rematch with the Godskin Apostle, then an unsuccessful rematch with Starscourge Radahn, and then a successful rematch with Flying Dragon Agheel.
  • Tue 03/22 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 96 - Roundtable Hold Intrigue (00:30:30) Unexpected intrigue happens in Roundtable Hold with D and Deathbed Companion Fia. Then a few more failed attempts at Radahn, and I'm about ready to declare that I need to farm for levels before I can beat him.
  • Wed 03/23 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 97 - Academy Gate Town, Diallos, Gate Town North, Death Rite Bird (abandoned) (00:41:30)
  • Wed 03/23 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 98 - Ainsel River Well, Uhl Palace Ruins, Dragonkin Soldier of Nokstella (rendered) (00:41:59)
  • Thu 03/24 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 99 - Ainsel River Downstream, Uhl Palace Ruins, Hermit Merchant, Thrower Miniboss (00:37:05)
  • Thu 03/24 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 100 - Caelid, Caelem Ruins, Hammer and Flail (abandoned), Dragonbarrow West (00:39:23)
  • Thu 03/24 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 101 - Divine Tower of Caelid Center, Dragonbarrow, Bestial Sanctum Surprise (00:36:49)
  • Fri 03/25 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 102 - Starscourge Radahn Victory (00:48:11) Level 48. Roundtable Hold, Great Épée +8 to +14, Demi-Human Queen's Staff +1 to +2. Starscourge Radahn, finally. Blaidd. +1 Strength, +3 Vigor. Redmane Castle. Roundtable Hold, Finger Reader, Talisman Pouch, Gideon.
  • Fri 03/25 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 103 - Aeonia Swamp (00:41:11) Level 52.
  • Fri 03/25 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 104 - Commander O'Neill (00:37:25)
  • Sat 03/26 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 105 - Gael Tunnel (00:36:17)
  • Sat 03/26 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 106 - Dragonbarrow Cave (00:37:18)
  • Sat 03/26 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 107 - War-Dead Catacombs (00:36:54) Level 54. Searching Caelid for where to find the "Redmane" painting location, jumping puzzle (abandoned). Searching the Wailing Dunes. +1 Vigor. War-Dead Catacombs (abandoned), Collapsing Stars.
  • Sat 03/26 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 108 - Minor Erdtree Church (00:43:20) Level 55. Altus Plateau, Outer Wall Phantom Tree. Minor Erdtree Church, Missionary's Cookbook [4], Melina and the words of Queen Marika, Outer Order gesture, Golden Order Seal. A big flying statue-looking thing stops us from going up the stairs. +1 Vigor. The big door at the top of the stairs is still closed. Blackguard warns us about the Dung Eater. Another glowing statue. Auriza Hero's Grave.
  • Sat 03/26 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 109 - Auriza Hero's Grave (00:40:06) Level 56. Altus Plateau. Auriza Hero's Grave, Crucible Knight and Crucible Knight Ordovis (1, abandoned).
  • Sat 03/26 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 110 - Auriza Side Tomb (00:42:01) Level 56. Altus Plateau. Auriza Side Tomb, Grave Warden Duelist (2), Soldjars of Fortune Ashes.
  • Sun 03/27 Elden Ring - Trying weapons at Gatefront Ruins (00:27:26) Trying different base weapons at Gatefront Ruins to see which ones I might want to upgrade later.
  • Sun 03/27 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 111 - Glintstone Dragon Smarag (00:39:36) Level 56. Limgrave, Gatefront, trying weapons. +1 Vigor. Roundtable Hold, Rogier's Bell Bearing, Spellblade's Gear, Rogier's Letter. Liurnia, Template Quarter, Glintstone Dragon Smarag (1), Academy Glintstone Key. Church of Irith, Sorcerer Thops. Waypoint Ruins, Sorceress Sellen, +1 Dexterity. Liurnia, Raya Lucaria South Gate. Bloody Finger Ravenmount Assassin, Ash of War: Raptor of the Mists, Yura. Raya Lucaria, Main Academy Gate.
  • Sun 03/27 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 112 - Raya Lucaria (00:42:32) Level 58. Raya Lucaria, Main Academy Gate, Church of the Cuckoo, Marionette Soldier Ashes, Ash of War: Spectral Lance, Carian Knight Gear, Schoolhouse Classroom.
  • Sun 03/27 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 113 - Red Wolf of Radagan (00:32:53) Level 58. Raya Lucaria, Schoolhouse Classroom, Olivinus Glintstone Crown, Illusory Wall, Comet, Graven-School Talisman, Red Wolf of Radagon (1), +1 Dexterity, Debate Parlor.
  • Sun 03/27 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 114 - Debate Parlor (00:47:17) Level 59. Church of Vows, Miriel. Raya Lucaria, Debate Parlor, Glintstone Whetstone, Stonesword Key, Moongrum, Carian Knight, Carian Knight's Shield, Karolos Glintstone Crown.
  • Sun 03/27 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 115 - Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon (00:44:56) Level 59. Raya Lucaria, Debate Parlor. +1 Intelligence. Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon (1). +2 Intelligence. Iron Virgin. Roundtable Hold.
  • Sun 03/27 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 116 - Road of Iniquity Side Path (00:43:46) Level 62. Caria Manor, Ranni, Seluvis, Pidia, Carian Servant. Altus Plateau, Road of Iniquity Side Path, Bridge of Iniquity.
  • Sun 03/27 Elden Ring - Searching for Smithing Stones in Limgrave (00:27:07) Searching around Limgrave to see if I can find anyone or anything that drops tier 1 Smithing Stones. (No commentary.)
  • Sun 03/27 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 117 - Limgrave Tower Bridge Found (00:18:41) Level 62. A brief adventure in Stormveil castle, unlocking a previously-unopened Stonesword Key door that leads to the Gateside Chamber and the Limgrave Tower Bridge, which I abandoned because of excessive giant monsters.
  • Mon 03/28 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 118 - Academy Crystal Cave (00:41:28) Level 62. After over a month of playing Elden Ring blind, I finally Googled where to find tier 1 Smithing Stones, which led me on a search for a cave around Raya Lucaria. First, I found the Academy Crystal Cave. Crystalian (Spear) and Crystalian (Staff) (6, basically impossible until I dug a "Standard" weapon out of storage), Crystal Release, Terra Magica.
  • Mon 03/28 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 119 - Raya Lucaria Crystal Tunnels (00:44:39) Level 62. After over a month of playing Elden Ring blind, I finally Googled where to find tier 1 Smithing Stones, which led me on a search for a cave around Raya Lucaria. +1 Intelligence. At last, I found the Raya Lucaria Crystal Tunnels. Shatter Earth, Crystalian (1), Smithing-Stone Miner's Bell Bearing [1]. Roundtable Hold.
  • Tue 03/29 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 120 - Night's Cavalry (00:35:01) Level 63. Godskin Peeler +0 to +8, Demi-Human Queen's Staff +2 to +6. Limgrave, Night's Cavalary (1), Ash of War: Repeating Thrust, the crater in Limgrave that leads to Nokron: The Eternal City.
  • Tue 03/29 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 120.1 - Upgrading and searching for tier 3 Smithing Stones (deleted) (00:16:19)
  • Tue 03/29 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 121 - Mimic Tear (00:46:20) Level 63. Nokron: Eternal City. Ghost-Glovewort Picker's Bell Bearing [1], Greatshield Soldier Ashes. Mimic Tear, the boss, not the item (1), Silver Tear Mask. +1 Intelligence. Exploring, lighting 3 obelisk flames, Ash of War: Enchanted Shot, dying to yet another big red wolf.
  • Wed 03/30 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 122 - Regal Ancestor Spirit (00:47:05) Level 64. Nokron: Eternal City. Lighting 3 more obelisk flames, Shining Horned Headband, Hallowhorn Grounds. Regal Ancestor Spirit (8). Roundtable Hold, Rodericka, Hewg. Trying the Moonveil sword.
  • Wed 03/30 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 123 - Night's Sacred Ground (00:45:21) Level 64. Nokron: Eternal City. Ancestral Infant's Head. Witch Ranni, oops. Iji gone. Seluvis gone. Chuch of Vows, Atonement. Iji. Nokron: Eternal City, searching. Ancestral Woods, Night's Sacred Ground, Black Whetblade, Mimic Tear Ashes.
  • Thu 03/31 Elden Ring - Upgrading Jawbone Axe and Warpick (00:17:14)
  • Thu 03/31 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 124 - Carian Study Hall (00:44:23) Level 64. Nokron: Eternal City, Night's Sacred Ground, Fingerslayer Blade, Great Ghost Glovewort. Iji, Godskin Peeler +8 to +12, Moonveil +0 to +3. Ranni, Carian Inverted Statue. Carian Study Hall, Precepter Miriam (8), Lucidity, Liurnia Tower Bridge.
  • Thu 03/31 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 125 - Divine Tower of Liurnia (00:37:18) Level 64. Liurnia Tower Bridge, Divine Tower of Liurnia, Cursemark of Death, Stargazer Heirloom. Ranni's Chamber, Seluvis's Rise, Finger Maiden Therolina Puppet, Preceptor's Gear, Seluvis's Bell Bearing. Renna's Rise, Snow Witch Gear. Ainsel River Main, Miniature Ranni, Uhl Palace Ruins. +1 Mind = Level 65. Talk to Miniature Ranni. Iji. Roundtable Hold.
  • Thu 03/31 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 126 - Nokstella, Eternal City (00:36:14) Level 65. Ainsel River Main, dying to ants a lot. Nokstella, Eternal City, Talk to Ranni, Ant's Skull Plate, Ghost-Glovewort Picker's Bell Bearing [2], Archer Ashes, Nightmaiden & Swordstress Puppets.
  • Fri 04/01 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 127 - Boulders and Blobs (00:36:11) Level 65. Nokstella, Eternal City, a touch slog through the upper path. Great Ghost Glovewort, +2 Mind = Level 67, Moon of Nokstella.
  • Fri 04/01 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 127.1 Addendum, Returning to the Temple of Doom (00:13:17)
  • Fri 04/01 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 128 - Ants and Slugs (00:34:18) Level 67. Nokstella, Eternal City, another tough slog through the lower path. Ghost Gloveworth [9], Nokstella Waterfall Basin, Talk to Ranni, +1 Mind = Level 68.
  • Fri 04/01 Elden Ring 129 - Baleful Shadow (00:33:43) Level 68. Nokstella Waterfall Basin. Baleful Shadow (15), Discarded Palace Key, Lake of Rot Shoreside. Raya Lucaria Grand Library, Dark Moon Ring. War Counseler Iji. Roundtable Hold.
  • Fri 04/01 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 130 - Old Altus Tunnel (00:42:00) Level 68. Mt. Gelnir, Bridge of Iniquity. Looking for the Volcano Manor. Corpse-Stench Shack, Golden Vow, Anastasia Tarnished-Eater (1), Sacred Butchering Knife. Erdtree-Gazing Hill, Old Altus Tunnel, +1 Dexterity = Level 69, The Shaded Castle (which is not the Volcano Manor at all!). Old Altus Tunnel, Troll's Hammer, Stonedigger Troll (2), Great Club.
  • Fri 04/01 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 131 - Altus Tunnel (00:35:35) Level 69. Old Altus Tunnel, Boltdrake Talisman +1. Forest-Spanning Greatbridge, Nomadic Merchant, Altus Tunnel, Crystalian (Spear) and Crystalian (Ringblade) (3), Jawbone Axe +5 to +6, Great Épée +14 to +17, Somberstone Miner's Bell Bearing [2], Roundtable Hold, +1 Intelligence = Level 70.
  • Sat 04/02 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 132 - Sealed Tunnel (00:41:08) Level 70. Experimenting with Rode NT1 microphone setup starting in this episode. Altus Plateau, Erdtree Church, Sealed Tunnel, Smithing-Stone Miner's Bell Bearing [2], Onyx Lord (1). Onyx Lord's Greatsword, Divine Tower of West Altus: Gate. Divine Tower of Caelid, Radahn's Great Rune. Heart of Aeonia. Lake of Rot, Map of Lake of Rot. Roundtable Hold, Jawbone Axe +6 to +9, Warhawk Ashes +5 to +6, Mimic Tear Ashes +0 to +3, Finger Maiden Therolina Puppet +1 to +2.
  • Sat 04/02 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 133 - Draconic Tree Sentinel (00:44:42) Level 70. Altus Plateau, Capital Outskirts, Draconic Tree Sentinel (12), Dragon Greatclaw, Dragonclaw Shield, Capital Rampart, +1 Dexterity = Level 71, East Capital Rampart, Melina Farewall, Boc the Seamster.
  • Sat 04/02 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 134 - Leyndell, Royal Capital (00:48:35) Level 71. Leyndell, Royal Capital, East Capital Rampart. Finally learning how to equip a Great Rune and use a Rune Arc. A quick visit to the Divine Bridge to kill the big golem there. Return to East Capital Rampart. Oracle Envoys. Tough fighting and dying a lot to Leyndell Knights. Exploring the area. Dying a million miles away and trying to recover my runes. Seedbed Curse. +2 Vigor = Level 73.
  • Sat 04/02 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 135 - Lower Capital Church (00:44:51) Level 73. East Capital Rampart. Making my way slowly down to the roadway and the Erdtree Avatar (2). Avenue Balcony, exploring the area, tough fighting with lightning-casting Leyndell Knights. Lower Capital Church, Lionel's Gear, Deathbed Dress, Omensmirk Mask, +1 Vigor = Level 74.
  • Sat 04/02 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 136 - Fort Laiedd (00:41:17) Level 74. Giving up on Leyndell for now to find a less stressful area to explore, going back to trying to find the Volcano Manor. Mt. Gelmir, Seethewater Terminus, Fort Laiedd, Monk's Flamemace, Prelate's Inferno Crozier, Armorer's Cookbook [7], Fire Scorpion Charm. Seethewater River, Wyndham Catacombs. Seethewater Cave, Kindred of Rot (3), Kindred of Rot's Exultation. Perfumer's Ruins. Unsightly Catacombs, Perfumer Tricia and Misbegotten Warrior (1, abandoned). Corpse-Stench Shack, found a ladder! First Mt. Gelmir Campsite.
  • Sat 04/02 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 137 - First Mt. Gelmir Campsite (00:37:10) Level 74. First Mt. Gelmir Campsite. Pulley Bow. "Rainbow Stones lead the way to riches..." Grafted Scion, Scavenger's Curved Sword, Nomadic Merchant, Confessor Gear, Nomadic Warrior's Cookbook [20], Golden Greatshield, Sword Garden, Ninth Mt. Gelmir Campsite, Volcano Cave, Full-Grown Fallingstar Beast (1, died).
  • Sun 04/03 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 138 - Volcano Cave (00:34:34) Level 74. Mt. Gelnir, Volcano Cave, Demi-Human Queen Margot (1), Jar Cannon. Full-Grown Fallingstar Beast (8, abandoned).
  • Sun 04/03 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 139 - Volcano Manor (00:45:45) Level 74. Beyond Full-Grown Fallingstar Beast (1, abandoned), Road of Iniquity, Volcano Manor, Rya, Dialla, Bernahl. Roundtable Hold, Gideon, Dung-Eater, Hewg, Varre. Warmaster Shack, Bell Bearing Hunter, Bone Peddler's Bell Bearing. Roundtable Hold.
  • Sun 04/03 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 140 - Old Knight Istvan (00:33:57) Level 74. Limgrave, Warmaster's Shack, Old Knight Istvan, Scaled Gear. Volcano Manor, Magma Shot, Bernahl, Dialla, Rya. Inquisitor Ghiza, Ghiza's Wheel. Patches. Margit 2.0 (2), Viridian Amber Medallion +1.
  • Sun 04/03 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 141 - Road of Iniquity (00:50:09) Level 74. Road of Iniquity, Weird Cthulu Curse Thingy (2, abandoned), Ulcerated Tree Spirit (4, abandoned), Letter to Patches, Rya/Zorayas, Lady Tanith, Illusory Wall, Nomadic Warrior's Cookbook [21], Depraved Perfumer Carmaan Ashes, Bloodhound Knight in the Basement (5), "Then please. Kill the great serpent." Bloodhound Claws. Prison Town Church.
  • Sun 04/03 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 142 - Prison Town Church (00:37:40) Level 74. Volcano Manor, Prison Town Church, +1 Vigor = Level 75. Exploration. Guest Hall, Weathered Straight Sword, Magma Wyrm (2, abandoned).
  • Sun 04/03 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 143 - Godskin Noble (00:39:02) Level 75. Volcano Manor, Guest Hall. Godskin Noble (10, abandoned). Stonesword Key Door, Crimson Amber Medallion +1, Iron Virgin (1), +1 Dexterity = Level 76. Roundtable Hold, Great Épée +17 to +18, Jawbone Axe +9 to +11. Godskin Noble with Mimic Tear Ashes (4), Godskin Stitcher, Noble Presence, Serpent's Amnion. Temple of Eiglay. +1 Dexterity = Level 77. Roundtable Hold, Mimic Tear Ashes +6 to +7.
  • Mon 04/04 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 144 - Church of Eiglay Exploration (00:41:26) Level 77. Returned to the Shure headset microphone in this episode. Volcano Manor, Church of Eiglay, Exploration, Stonesword Key Door, Ash of War: Royal Knight's Resolve, Seedbed Curse, full circle back to Prison Town Church.
  • Mon 04/04 Elden Ringt Pt 145 - Audience Pathway Exploration (00:28:39) Level 77. Volcano Manor, Church of Eiglay, Magma Blade, Man-Serpent Ashes, Audience Pathway. Prison Town Church, Great Omenkiller Cleaver, Smoldering Shield, Erdtree Seal. +1 Endurance = Level 78. Audience Pathway.
  • Mon 04/04 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 146 - Rykard, Lord of Blasphemy (00:43:56) Level 78. Volcano Manor, Audience Pathway, Serpent-Hunter, God-Devouring Serpent (2), Roundtable Hold, Serpent-Hunter +0 to +7, God-Devouring Serpent (2), Rykard, Lord of Blasphemy (8), Rykard's Great Rune, Eye Surcoat. Roundtable Hold, Rykard's Rancor. Divine Tower of West Altus, Rykard's Great Rune. Roundtable Hold, Mimic Tear Ashes +7 to +10, Demi-Human Queen's Staff +6 to +12. Volcano Manor, +1 Endurance, +1 Dexterity = Level 80, Lady Tanith, My Thanks gesture, Bernahl, Patches. Fort Haight, Kenneth Haight.
  • Tue 04/05 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 147 - Second Church of Marika (00:38:36) Level 80. Altus Plateau, Rileigh the Idle (3), Crepus's Vial, Mirage Rise, Bower of Bounty, Unseen Blade, Unseen Form, Second Church of Marika, Yura, Nagakiba, Eleonora, Violet Bloody Finger (1), Purifying Crystal Tear, Eleonora's Poleblade, Sacred Tear.
  • Wed 04/06 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 148 - Divine Tower of Limgrave (00:35:45) Level 80? The Four Belfries, Nokron, Eternal City, that Crucible Knight-like Guy standing up there who I thought might have been the Lord of Blood but apparently wasn't, who didn't drop anything at all (3). Roundtable Hold, Gideon, Dung-Eater. Limgrave Tower Bridge, finally using the two Sacred Tears I had in my inventory, Golem Greatbow, Divine Tower of Limgrave, Goderick's Great Rune. Volcano Manor, all empty now, Serpentbone Blade. Caelid, Gowry's Shack, Unalloyed Gold Needle repaired.
  • Wed 04/06 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 149 - Millicent (00:40:27) Level 80? Caelid, Sellia, Town of Sorcery, Golden Seed, Staff of Loss, Stonesword Key, Night Comet, Sellia Backstreets, Church of the Plague, Millicent. Prosthesis-Wearer Heirloom.
  • Wed 04/06 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 150 - Swamp Lookout Tower (00:27:34) Level 80? Caelid, Church of the Plague, Sellia Gateway (above), Swamp Lookout Tower, Eternal Darkness, boulder-throwing Troll (1), wandering around. Gowry's Shack, (Gowry gone), Millicent. Aimlessness, trying to figure out what to do next. Altus Plateau, Capital Outskirts.
  • Thu 04/07 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 151 - Astel, Naturalborn of the Void (00:41:54) Level 80? Lake of Rot, Shoreside. Grand Cloister, Ulcerated Tree Spirit (1, abandoned). "Rest in coffin." Astel, Naturalborn of the Void with Mimic Tear (4). Moonlight Altar.
  • Thu 04/07 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 152 - Moonlight Altar (00:49:37) Level 83? Moonlight Altar, Glintstone Dragon Adula with Mimic Tear (7, abandoned). Moonfolk Ruins, Ringleader's Evergaol (did not enter), Crystallians (abandoned), Red Wolf (abandoned), Altar South, "Seek three great wise beasts" (skipped), Lunar Estate Ruins, Weird Grafted Creature with Mimic Tear (4), Cathedral of Manus Celes.
  • Fri 04/08 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 153 - Cathedral of Manus Celes (00:35:11) Level 83. Cathedral of Manus Celes, Ranni, Dark Moon Greatsword. Roundtable Hold. Altus Plateau, Leyndell, Capital Rampart. Limgrave Tunnels, Stonedigger Troll, Roar Medallion. Leyndell, Lower Capital Church, exploring the sewers looking for the Dung Eater's "sewer gaol", Subterranean Shunning-Grounds.
  • Fri 04/08 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 154 - Subterranean Shunning-Grounds (00:42:07) Level 83. Subterranean Shunning-Grounds, Underground Roadside. Side trip back to the sewers to see if I missed anything, returned. Inching forward across big pipes fighting dangerous bleed-damage imps, unlocking shortcuts, trying not to lose runes. +1 Endurance = Level 84. Dying to lobstrosities.
  • Fri 04/08 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 155 - Leyndell Catacombs (00:43:22) Level 84. Subterranean Shunning-Grounds. Dying to lobstrosities and losing runes, then running past. Unlocking a shortcut back to the Underground Roadside. Hard fighting through the Leyndell Catacombs, Crucible Scale Talisman, Esgar, Priest of Blood with Mimic Tear (1), Lord of Blood's Exultation.
  • Fri 04/08 Elden Ring, Trying Weapons at Gatefront Ruins (00:09:47) Experimenting with new base weapons at the Gatefront Ruins.
  • Fri 04/08 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 156 - Avenue Balcony Exploration (00:35:18) Looking for a path of progression around the Leyndell, Avenue Balcony area.
  • Fri 04/08 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 157 - More Avenue Balcony Exploration (00:42:03) Continuing to look for a path of progression around the Leyndell, Avenue Balcony area.
  • Sat 04/09 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 158 - Even More Avenue Balcony Exploration (00:27:56) Still continuing to look for a path of progression around the Leyndell, Avenue Balcony area. Invisible "Sealed by Morgot the Grace-Given" door.
  • Sat 04/09 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 159 - Grand Lift of Dectus (00:35:01) Level 86. Divine Bridge. Bellum Highway, Cuckoo Knights, Encampment, Grand Lift of Dectus, Ghost. Erdtree-Gazing Hill, Lux Ruins, Leyndell Encampment, Sacrificial Twig, Misbegotten Camp, Stonesword Key, Tree Sentinel (1, died). +1 Dexterity = Level 87. Forest-Spanning Greatbridge. Goldmask. West Windmill Pasture, Giant Rat Ashes.
  • Sat 04/09 Shaded Castle Grace Attack (rendered clip) (00:01:12)
  • Sat 04/09 160 Mt. Gelmir, Shaded Castle 1 (original) (00:40:44)
  • Sat 04/09 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 160 - Mt. Gelmir, Shaded Castle 1 (with Twitch clip, rendered) (00:40:51)
  • Sat 04/09 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 161 - Elemer of the Briar (00:28:45) Level 87. Mt. Gelmir, Shaded Castle Inner Gate. Ghost. Perfumer's Cookbook [2]. Red Branch Shortbow. Patches, Dancer's Castanets. Elemer of the Briar (3), Marais Executioner's Sword, Briar Greatshield.
  • Sat 04/09 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 162 - Wandering, Walking Mausoleums (00:38:06) Level 87. Mt. Gelmir, Road of Iniquity. Writheblood Ruins, Sanguine Noble with Mimic Tear (2), Bloody Helice. +1 Dexterity = Level 88. Sorceress Sellen. Kenneth Haight. Weeping Penninsula, Great Turtle Shell. Castle Morne, Sword Garden, Beach. Walking Mausoleums, Remembrance Duplication, Roundtable Hold, Bastard's Stars.
  • Sat 04/09 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 163 - Wandering, Fort Gael (00:43:52) Level 88. Caelid, Redmane Castle, Flamberge. Misbegotten Warrior and Crucible Knight with Mimic Tear (1), Ruins Greatsword. Wailing Dunes, Alexander the Iron Fist. Caelid, Ainsel Deep Well, Spiked Palisade Shield, Knight of the Great Jar (1, died). Greyoll's Dragonbarrow, Isolated Merchant's Shack, Sacrificial Twig (x3), Ritual Pot, Gateway Note, Hidden Cave Note. Fort Gael, Starscourge Heirloom, Ghost, Katar, Lion Thingy (1), Lion's Claw Ash of War. Redmane Castle Plaza.
  • Sun 04/10 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 164 - Wandering, Sellia Crystal Tunnels (00:38:54) Level 88. Albinauric Village. Caelid Waypoint Ruins, Meteoric Ore Blade. Sellia Crystal Tunnel, Rock Blaster, Faithful's Canvas Talisman, Fallingstar Beast with Mimic Tear (2), Somberstone Miner's Bell Bearing [1]. Roundtable Hold. Latenna the Albinauric +0 to +6.
  • Sun 04/10 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 165 - Wandering, Fort Faroth (00:38:31) Level 88. Caelid, Fort Faroth, Dectus Medallion (Right), Radagon's Soreseal. War-Dead Catacombs (abandoned). Altus Plateau, Capital Rampart. Grand Lift of Dectus. The Four Belfries.
  • Sun 04/10 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 166 - Wandering, Capital Outskirts (00:37:33) Level 88. Altus Plateau, Capital Outskirts. Minor Erdtree, Twiggy Cracked Tear, Crimson Crystal Tear. Deathbird (1, died). Winged Crystal Tear. Hermit Merchant's Shack, +1 Dexterity = Level 89, Below the Capital Note. Liurnia, searching for Resurrection Painting location, Iji. Bellum Highway, Bellum Church.
  • Sun 04/10 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 167 - Wandering, Bellum Church (00:34:41) Level 89. Bellum Church, Sacred Tear, Nomadic Merchant, Nomadic Warrior's Cookbook [13]. Back to searching for Resurrection Painting location, Behind Caria Manor, Juvenile Scholar Cap, Juvenile Scholar Robe, Larval Tear, Albinauric Ashes. Finding a new path forward in the Subterranean Shunning-Grounds. Bloodsoaked Manchettes, Bloodsoaked Mask. Exploring inside pipes. Grafted thing, death.
  • Sun 04/10 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 168 - Subterranean Shunning-Grounds (00:33:47) Level 89. Subterranean Shunning-Grounds exploration, retrieving runes. Somber Smithing Stone [8]. Unlocking a couple of shortcuts. +1 Dexterity = Level 90.
  • Mon 04/11 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 169 - Subterranean Shunning-Grounds, Omen Ladder Shortcut (00:31:07) Level 90. Subterranean Shunning-Grounds exploration. Omen Bairn, and back into the pipes. Big flower and Basilisks. Nomad Ashes. Back on top of the pipes this time. Kicking down the ladder on the other side of the Omen room, back to the Gracebonfire.
  • Mon 04/11 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 170 - Subterranean Shunning-Grounds, To the Forsaken Depths (00:27:11) Level 90. Getting past the Omen to even use the new shortcut ladder, jumping down into the pipes to explore a new section. Trying not to get lost or killed in the pipes. Eye of Yelough. Big rat (2). Shortcut door. Living Jar room, Ritual Pot, Elevator down to Gracebonfire.
  • Mon 04/11 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 171 - Mohg the Omen (00:35:04) Level 90. Mohg the Omen, with Mimic Tear (16). A tough fight even with the Mimic Tear, who mostly just stood in the damage and died. Erdtree's Favor +1. +2 Dexterity = Level 92. Roundtable Hold. Great Épée +18 to +20, Moonveil +7 to +8, Banished Knight Shield +0 to +12, Demi-Human's Queen Staff +12 to +15.
  • Tue 04/12 172 Leyndell, West Capital Rampart, Godfrey First Elden Lord (original) (00:36:58)
  • Tue 04/12 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 172 - Leyndell, West Capital Rampart, Godfrey First Elden Lord (with Twitch clip, rendered) (00:37:08)
  • Tue 04/12 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 173 - Morgott, the Omen King (00:38:25) Level 94. Another episode packed with progression. Leyndell, Queen's Bedchamber. I was definitely not expecting to run into a shardbearer this way, I thought I was still on a side path. Morgott, the Omen King with Mimic Tear (4), Morgott's Great Rune, Remembrance of the Omen King. (I tried Morgott 3 times solo but I'm getting impatient to finish the game so I just summon the Mimic Tear now if it looks like a boss fight is going to take a long time. He was embarrassingly easy to beat on the first try with the Mimic Tear.) "Impenetrable thorns refuse all." Melina returns! Rold Medallion. She wants me to go to the "snowy mountaintops of the giants" so that she can "set the Erdtree aflame." +2 Dexterity = Level 96. [Deleted a short side trip back to the Cathedral of the Forsaken which I put in another video.] Back to the Capital Outskirts, to the previously-sealed door at the top of an elevator, where Melina has marked the way to the Rold Great Lift. Fell Twins with Mimic Tear (1), Omenkiller Rolo Ashes, Divine Tower of East Altus, Morgott's Great Rune Restored. Roundtable Hold, Finger Reader "the Erdtree has spurned you", Morgott's Cursed Sword, Gideon "take no heed of cardinal sin."
  • Tue 04/12 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 173.1 - Pit behind the Cathedral of the Forsaken (00:10:31) Level 96. I recorded this in the middle of the previous video, but I cut it out and moved it because it turned out to be a pointless side trip and it made the other video too long. Returning to the hidden altar path behind the Cathedral of the Forsaken, through the previously-sealed door, to find a giant pit full of bodies and frenzied heretics or something, and items I couldn't figure out how to get to, and a jumping puzzle that killed me and I didn't feel like trying to repeat. Frenzied's Cookbook [2]. I'll return in a few episodes.
  • Wed 04/13 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 174 - Fortified Manor (00:38:50) Level 96. Leyndell, West Capital Rampart. Up the hill to the arena, Annoying Gladiator Guy (5, abandoned). Star Fist, Ritual Shield Talisman. Down the branches to the Manor, Alberich's Gear, Two Fingers' Prayerbook, Fortified Manor, First Floor, Melina, "Flightless Bird" Painting, Leyndell Knights outside, Gravel Stone Seal.
  • Wed 04/13 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 175 - Black Blade Kindred (00:38:55) Level 96. Leyndell, Fortified Manor, First Floor, Iron Virgins, Stormhawk Axe, Elevator to Divine Bridge! +1 Dexterity = Level 97. Portal tp Isolated Divine Tower, door is tightly blocked shut. To the elevator to Forbidden Lands, jump-off, Official's Attire, Blade of Calling. Forbidden Lands, avoiding Vulgar Militiamen, Golden Seed, Black Blade Kindred with Mimic Tear (6), Gargoyle's Black Blade, Gargoyle's Black Axe, Finger Reader, Grand Lift of Rold.
  • Thu 04/14 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 176 - Frenzied Flame Proscription (00:30:53) Level 97. Subterranean Shunning-Grounds, Cathederal of the Forsaken, jumping to the bottom, took a few tries. Inescapable Frenzy (incantation), Fingerprint Stone Shield, Frenzied Flame Proscription (Grace). Melina. Nobody home? Illusory Wall behind chest. Root-Facing Cliffs, Deeproot Depths. Finger Reader Crone.
  • Thu 04/14 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 177 - Deeproot Depths (00:38:30) Level 97. Deeproot Depths, lots and lots of Basilisks. Vacuum Slice Ash of War. Deeproot Depths Map. Tons more Basilisks, The Nameless Eternal City. Mausoleum Knights aplenty. Wandering Mausoleum, Remembrance Duplication. Runebear cave.
  • Thu 04/14 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 178 - Fia's Champions (00:47:30) Level 98? The Nameless Eternal City. Jumping on branches and slaying fire-breathers. Prince of Death's Staff. Across the Roots (Grace), +1 Arcane = Level 99. Fia's Champions/Sorcerer Rogier/Lionel the Lionhearted (1), Fia's Mist (spell), Fia, Radiant Baldichin's Blessing, Portal back to Leyndell. Return to the Forbidden Lands, up the Grand Lift of Rold, Mountaintops of the Giants. Map of the Mountaintops West, Zamor Ruins (Grace), Shabriri. Frenzied Flame Proscription, Melina, still nobody there.
  • Thu 04/14 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 179 - Giants Mountaintop Catacombs (00:30:55) Level 99. Mountaintops of the Giants, Zamor Ruins. New enemies, the miniature Dancers of the Boreal Valley (2 deaths, abandoned). Giants' Mountaintop Catacombs. Double-elevator, lower path. Hard fighting through imps and Erdtree Burial Watchdogs and frost traps, dying many times, Fire Monk Ashes.
  • Thu 04/14 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 180 - Mountaintop Ulcerated Tree Spirit (00:26:22) Level 99. Mountaintops of the Giants, Giants' Mountaintop Catacombs, continued. Living Jars, tricks, and traps. Ulcerated Tree Spirit with Mimic Tear (4), Golden Seed, Glovewort Picker's Bell Bearing [2], Deathroot. Arcane +2 = Level 101.
  • Fri 04/15 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 181 - Stargazers' Ruins (00:36:55) Level 101. Mountaintops of the Giants, pointlessly fighting the pyromancers and dying a few times, then across the stone bridge, Golem Archer, and the Ancient Snow Valley Ruins (Grace). Latenna's voice. Golem. Bats. Shack of the Lofty, Traveling Maiden gear. Stargazers' Ruins, Aurelia the Jellyfish's sister, Fancy Spin gesture, Primal Glintstone Blade (talisman).
  • Fri 04/15 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 182 - Castle Sol (00:42:13) Level 101. Mountaintops of the Giants, Death Rite Bird with Mimic Tear (8, abandoned, too annoying). Castle Sol Main Gate. Hard slog of fighting dogs and Warhawks and ghost soldiers, dying a lot, not many rewards. Church of the Eclipse (Grace). "Sorcerer" Painting.
  • Fri 04/15 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 183 - Spiritcaller Cave (00:46:22) Level 101. Mountaintops of the Giants, Castle Sol, Church of the Eclipse. Dying a lot more. Eclipse Shotel. Commander Niall with Mimic Tear (3, abandoned). Arcane +1 = Level 102. Commander Niall (3, abandoned, sheesh, crazy hard for now). Spiritcaller Cave (Grace), Godskin Apostle with Mimc Tear (3, abandonded, too dern hard to get to it).
  • Sat 04/16 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 184 - First Church of Marika (00:35:55) Level 102. Mountaintops of the Giants, Spiritcaller Cave, Borealis the Freezing Fog (1, abandoned). Exploring, Golden Seed, Golem. Snow Valley Ruins Overlook, exploring, Minor Erdtree, Erdtree Avatar(s) (4, almost got it, but abandoned). Exploring, spotted a merchant in the distance, found the Hermit Merchant, bought Stonesword Key (x3), Missionary's Cookbook [7]. Freezing Lake (Grace), which I'd missed before, Birdseye Telescope, exploring past the dragon, First Church of Marika (Grace), Melina, the words of Queen Marika.
  • Sat 04/16 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 185 - Whiteridge Road (00:31:25) Level 102. Mountaintops of the Giants, First Church of Marika, Sacred Tear, increase Flasks uses (up to 13), use Sacred Tear (up to Flasks +9), Somberstone Miner's Bell Bearing [3], just laying there. Roundtable Hold, Meteoric Ore Blade +0 to +7, Moonveil is +8, Banished Knight Shield +12 to +14, Demi-Human Queen's Staff is +15, Great Épée +20 to +21. First Church of Marika, exploring, Whiteridge Road (Grace), Guardians' Garrison, Fire Monks and Flame Guardians and dogs, Chief Guardian Arghanthy(?) killed me.
  • Sat 04/16 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 186 - Lichdragon Fortissax (00:35:34) Level 102. Mountaintops of the Giants, Whiteridge Road, Guardians' Garrison, and dying to Chief Guardian Arghanthy and his dogs again. Side trip to the Prince of Death's Throne in the Deeproot Depths to visit Fia. Deathbed Dream, Lichdragon Fortissax with Mimic Tear (2), Remembrance of the Lichdragon, Mending Rune of the Death-Prince. I have so, so many key items I don't know what to do with at this point. Roundtable Hold, Finger Reader, Fortissax's Lightning Spear. Back to Whiteridge Road and the Guardian's Garrison. Finally beating Chief Guardian Arghanthy and his dogs with the help of Mimic Tear. One-Eyed Shield. (So many greatshields in this game I can't use.) Giant's Prayerbook. Across the chain bridge, Map of the Mountaintops of the Giants, East, Giants' Gravepost (Grace). +2 Arcane = Level 104, finally can use the Arcane 17 Bloody Helice.
  • Sat 04/16 187 Fire Giant pt 1 (00:39:35)
  • Sat 04/16 187 Fire Giant pt 2 (00:34:28)
  • Sat 04/16 187 Fire Giant pt 3 victory (00:20:20)
  • Sat 04/16 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 187 - Fire Giant (rendered) (00:43:28) Level 104. Mountaintops of the Giants, Giants' Gravepost. A hot garbage boss fight against the Fire Giant. Checks all the boxes for an annoying fight - the boss is so tall the camera is useless and you can't see any of their attacks coming, you get stuck on terrain obstacles constantly, the attacks are random and kill you instantly, all the bad stuff about boss fighting rolled into one.
  • Sat 04/16 Roundtable Hold and Various NPCs (00:18:46)
  • Sat 04/16 Commander Niall Again (00:33:07)
  • Sun 04/17 Perfumer Tricia and Mad Pumpkins (00:08:58)
  • Sun 04/17 Auriza Heros Grave (abandoned again) (00:18:20) I completely forgot how to get to the bottom so I had to do all that trial and error again, and gave up before I even got to the bosses because it was too annoying.
  • Sun 04/17 Glintstone Dragon Adula victory (00:17:30)
  • Sun 04/17 Alectro pt 1 (00:32:29)
  • Sun 04/17 Alectro pt 2 victory (00:16:53)
  • Sun 04/17 Red Wolf of Radagon at Southern Altar (00:18:11)
  • Sun 04/17 Searching for Sellia Secret Cave but not found (00:24:51)
  • Sun 04/17 Putrid Avatar (00:30:57)
  • Sun 04/17 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 188 - Loose Ends Montage (00:30:20) A montage of wandering around tying up loose ends on Saturday night and Sunday while I decide whether to commit a Cardinal Sin. Trying Commander Niall again (12, abandoned), Perfumer Tricia and Misbegotten Warrior in the Unsightly Catacombs (1), Mad Pumpkin Head Hammer and Flail in the Caelem Ruins (1), Auriza Hero's Grave (abandoned, couldn't remember how to get past the contraptions), Glintstone Dragon Adula (3), Alectro, Black Knife Ringleader at the Ringleader's Evergaol (20), Red Wolf of Radagon at the Southern Altar (4), fruitlessly searching around Sellia for a secret cave (but finding an Imbued Stonesword Key), Putrid Avatar at the Minor Erdtree near Lenne's Rise in Caelid (16).
  • Sun 04/17 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 189 - Committing a Cardinal Sin (00:39:19) Level 110. Forge of the Fire Giants. +1 Mind = Level 111. Having no other obvious paths to take (not finding Shabriri's "Three Fingers"), I proceeded with committing the Cardinal Sin with Melina. Crumbling Farum Azula, Crumbling Beast Grave (Grace), Lichdragon (ran past), Crumbling Beast Grave Depths (Grace), clearing the natural history museum room of Beastmen, Great Grave Glovewort, Ancient Dragon Prayerbook, Somberstone Miner's Bell Bearing [4], Tempest-Facing Balcony (Grace).
  • Sun 04/17 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 190 - Tempest-Facing Balcony (00:34:20) Level 111. Roundtable Hold, everything is burning. Rodericka, Hewg, Gideon. Elden Throne, Corpse behind the throne, thorns are still impenetrable, Shabriri, Frenzied Flame Proscription, still no Three Fingers, having two Deathroots now, I headed to the Beast Sanctum, but the Beast Clergy attacks me again. Back to Crumbling Farum Azula, Tempest-Facing Balcony, lots of fighting and running and dying to undead Beastmen, Great Grave Glovewort. Roundtable Hold.
  • Sun 04/17 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 191 - Godskin Duo (00:36:58) Level 111. Crumbling Farum Azula, Tempest-Facing Balcony, trying the Sacred Butchering Knife against the undead Beastmen, didn't work at all (I thought Holy damage would stop them from regenerating, but it didn't), running past them to the Dragon Temple (Grace). Hard fighting against fire-breathing Banished Knights. Summoning Recusant Bernahl. Godskin Duo (4). Are you kidding me? You better believe I summoned Bernahl *and* my Mimic Tear for *that* nonsense. It was a million miles outside the reach of my character as a solo fight. Not to mention it was annoying just to run *to* the fight, so I definitely didn't want to make that run a hundred times. Smithing-Stone Miner's Bell Bearing [4], Black Flame Tornado Ash of War, Dragon Temple Altar (Grace). +1 Endurance = Level 112. Dragon Temple Trancept (Grace), dead end? Opposite doorway, Beastmen, but dead end?
  • Mon 04/18 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 192 - Roundtable Hold, Hewg, Rodericka, Dragon Temple, Tempest-Facing Balcony (00:42:23) Level 112. Roundtable Hold, Bell Bearings (have 1, 2, and 4, but missing Smithing Miner's Bell Bearing [3]), Hewg sounds awful but he's determined to smith god-slaying weapons until the very end, Rodericka is worried. Crumbling Farum Azula, Dragon Temple. Searching for a path forward. Back to the Tempest-Facing Balcony and the elevator on the opposite side of the museum of natural history. Dragon on a platform, dying a lot. Sneaking around cursed squid-faced creatures, Glovewort Picker's Bell Bearing [3]. Rematch with the dragon on the platform and an incredibly lucky victory.
  • Mon 04/18 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 193 - Tempest-Facing Balcony, Dragon Temple, Dragon Temple Lift (00:38:38) Level 112. Crumbling Farum Azula, Tempest-Facing Balcony. Seems to be dead ends in all directions, so searching various places for a path forward, fighting Banished Knights and Beastmen. (In the process I find a shortcut to the Dragon Temple Trancept grace which is where I _should_ have fought the Godskin Duo from to make the run a thousand times easier.) Azula Beastman Ashes. No luck finding progression until I spot a precarious jump outside the Dragon Temple, where I die repeatedly until I decide to just run past that death trap to a new area. Stonesword Key door, unlocking Dragon Temple Elevator (Grace).
  • Mon 04/18 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 194 - Dragon Temple Lift, Slow and Careful Exploration (00:40:33) Level 112. This Crumbling Farum Azula is a constant irritant and I'm kind of hating it by this point. Backtracking a bit to find an Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone (my first). Roundtable Hold, Great Épée +24 to +25 (max)! Then, starting from the Dragon Temple Lift, it's a very slow and careful crawl through an area full of Undead Beastmen and Dragons and Dogs and death traps for the unwary at every turn, looking for a path forward. Golden Seed, Golden Lightning Transmortion (incantation). In the end, I die to a surprise gotcha trap at the Ancient Dragon Apostle's Cookbook [4] that was impossible to see coming, and that's where I gave up in disgust for the night, thinking for sure that this area of the game was created by Internet trolls.
  • Tue 04/19 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 195 - To the Dragon Temple Rooftop (00:37:40) Level 112. Crumbling Farum Azula, Dragon Temple Lift. [157:06:59 character time.] Another harrowing journey through the most annoying and frustrating area in all of Elden Ring, trying to find a way forward. Dying, dying, and more dying. Surely there will be some reward for going through this, right? Well, there was a Dragoncrest Shield Talisman +2, so that's something. Dragon Temple Rooftop (Grace).
  • Tue 04/19 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 196 - Little Progress at the Dragon Temple Rooftop (00:44:13) Level 112. Probably not going to level any time soon since I keep dying and losing all my runes. Crumbling Farum Azula, Dragon Temple Rooftop. Yet more crawling slowly and painfully through the most annoying area in the game so far. Dying, dying, and more dying. Warhawks, a Lichdragon, Beastmen, and Banished Knights. I _hate_ this area. I ended up in the same place that I started. Somber Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone, Golden Seed, Boltdrake Talisman +2, Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone.
  • Wed 04/20 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 197 - Beside the Great Bridge (00:24:16) Level 112. Crumbling Farum Azula, Dragon Temple Rooftop. Another day in this hellish nightmare. Recovering runes. Somberstone Miner's Bell Bearing [5]. Elevator up to Beside the Great Bridge (Grace). +1 Endurance to Level 113. Roundtable Hold, Moonveil +9 to +10. Back to Farum Azula, down the stairs. Invaded by Recusant Bernahl! But he left. Old Lord's Talisman.
  • Sat 04/23 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 198 - Meet Maliketh (00:33:05) Level 113. The boss at the end of Crumbling Farum Azula is, naturally, the Beast Clergyman, who I previously encountered in frenzied form at the Bestial Sactum ranting about Deathroots, and decided was completely impossible to beat. But his final form is even worse - Maliketh, the Black Blade (51, abandoned). Heavily edited video of four days of fighting during the week. During this time I upgraded many weapons (Pulley Bow +8 to +9, Godskin Peeler +18 to +24, Demi-Human Queen's Staff +16 to +17, Greatbow +0 to +13), and tried many different tactices, but Maliketh is a towering brick wall of nope for my character. I decided to do other things rather than waste my entire weekend of gaming time on him. But at least I got the Draconic Tree Sentinal (15) guarding the door, which dropped the Malformed Dragon gear set.
  • Sat 04/23 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 198.1 - Zamor Ruins, Bell Bearing (20220421191000) (00:05:54)
  • Sat 04/23 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 199 - Precipice of Anticipation, Fallingstar Beasts (00:41:04) Level 113. With the Beast Clergyman a hard blocker on progression, I commenced a tour of loose ends to fill my weekend gaming time. Weeping Penninsula, Tombsward Catacombs, Stonesword Key Door, Nomadic Warrior's Cookbook [9]. Liurnia, The Four Belfries, Precipice of Anticipation. Church of Anticipation, Grafted Scion (1), Ornamental Straight Sword, Golden Beast Crest Shield. The Stormhawk King, Stormhawk Deenh (spirit ashes). Altus Plateau, Corhyn's Bell Bearing, Flail, Corhyn's Robe. Altus Highway Junction (Grace). Fallingstar Beast (1). Mt. Gelmir, Ninth Mt. Gelmir Camp. Fallingstar Beast (14), Fallingstar Beast Jaw.
  • Sat 04/23 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 200 - Deeproot Depths, Great Waterfall Crest (00:31:55) Level 113. Deeproot Depths, Root-Facing Cliffs. Returning to the Deeproot Depths to find a pathway to the Erdtree Avatar I spotted last time. Jumping and climbing on roots galore, and fighting bees. Spotted a cave overlooking the Depths that I can't reach, with some kind of blob inside. Great Waterfall Crest (Grace). Erdtree Avatar (1), Staff of the Avatar. Dying to hard-headed Ants a lot to get a Scarab which dropped the Golden Land (Ash of War).
  • Sat 04/23 201 Capital Outskirts, Valiant Gargoyle (00:07:46) Level 113. Altus Plateau, Capital Outskirts, Valiant Gargoyle (1) on the stairs, Gargoyle's Great Axe. Looking at statues.
  • Sat 04/23 201 Bestial Sanctum, Black Blade Kindred, Flying Dragon Greyll (00:29:43) Level 113. Caelim, Beastial Sanctum, Garranq is still a handful (1, abandoned). Black Blade Kindred with Mimic Tear (5), Gargoyle's Blackblade, Gargoyle's Black Halberd. Farum Greatbridge (Grace), Golden Seed. +1 Dexterity (41) = Level 114. Flying Dragon Greyll with Mimic Tear (1), Dragon Heart. +1 Dexterity (42) = Level 115. Church of Dragon Communion. Cathedral of Dragon Communion. Caelid, Lenne's Rise. Vulgar militia poison traps. Ran out of hard drive space!
  • Sat 04/23 201 Conclusion (00:02:58) The exciting conclusion to running out of hard drive space.
  • Sat 04/23 Elden Ring Pt 201 - Valiant Gargoyle, Black Blade Kindred, Flying Dragon Greyll (00:35:34)
  • Sat 04/23 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 202 - Hidden Path to the Haligree (00:41:15) Level 116. Mountaintops of the Giants, Castle Sol. Commander Niall with Mimic Tear (1), Veteran's Prosthesis, +1 Dexterity (44) = Level 117. Ghost, Haligtree Secret Medallion (Left). Grand Lift of Rold, Hidden Path to the Haligtree, Vulgar Milita and Land Octopus, Hidden Path to the Haligtree (Grace), Consecrated Snowfield, Ghost, the voice of Latenna, Consecrated Snowfield (Grace), Nomadic Warrior's Cookbook [23], Warriors around a Wagon Train, Catacombs Statue, Ghost, Consecrated Snowfield Catacombs (Grace).
  • Sat 04/23 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 203 - Consecrated Snowfield Catacombs (00:43:03) Level 117. Consecrated Snowfield Catacombs, Imps and Burial Watchdogs and Frost Traps and Red-Caped Knights. Imp Head (Elder). +1 Dexterity (45) = Level 118. Putrid Grave Warden Duelist (3), Great Grave Glovewort, Rotten Gravekeeper Cloak. +1 Dexterity (46) = Level 119.
  • Sun 04/24 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 204 - Cave of the Forlorn (00:42:40) Level 119. Consecrated Snowfield. Nobles and an unexpected Runebear. Heading north through the whiteout to find Inner Consecrated Snowfield (Grace). Consecrated Snowfield Map. Wolves and Latenna-style Albinauric Archers, a bad combination. Crabs. Another mysterious statue with a glowing heart. Land Octopus. Stonesword Key Door, Cave of the Forlorn. Misbegottens and Jellyfish. Misbegotten Crusader with Mimic Tear (7), a boss that was annoying to get to, and it was near the end of the an episode, so I just summoned the Mimic Tear to help (and then it still took two tries). Golden Order Greatsword.
  • Sun 04/24 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 204.1 - Missing Parts of the Cave (00:09:09) I went back to explore some parts of the Cave of the Forlorn that I passed by before, which just contained more Misbegottens that were actually kind of hard to kill.
  • Sun 04/24 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 205 - Yelough Anix Tunnel (00:47:02) Level 119. Consecrated Snowfield, at the Cave of the Forlorn. Great Wrym Theodorix (1, abandoned) (somehow it one-shot me and Torrent together). Roundtable Hold, Meteoric Ore Blade +7 to +9, Eleonora's Poleblade +8 to +9, Banished Knight's Shield +14 to +20. Inner Consecrated Snowfield. Purple-Glitter-Face-Spheres, Glintstone Crafstman's Cookbook [8]. Albinauric Rise, trying to solve the puzzle. I think I know _what_ to do, I just don't know _how_ to do it. Anastasia, Tarnished-Eater yet again (1), Somber Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone! Deadly Ghost Giants. Yelough Anix Tunnel (Grace). A non-boss Onyx Lord (1), then the boss Astel, Stars of Darkness with Mimic Tear (6). Tried solo a few times but it was near the end of the episode and it kept doing random one-shot damage (my character is still pretty squishy). Still took a couple of tries with Mimic Tear. Dropped Meteorite of Astel (Sorcery).
  • Sun 04/24 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 205.1 - Upgrading Serpentbone Blade (00:04:26) Noticing I had some 200,000 runes after the Astel boss fight, I went to Roundtable Hold and upgraded Serpentbone Blade from +1 to +22.
  • Sun 04/24 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 206 - Apostate Derelict (00:45:46) Level 119. Inner Consecrated Snowfield. Wandering Mausoleum shooting fireworks, Apostate Derelict (Grace), Young Yet Towering Sister, Latenna fulfilling her purpose, Somber Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone, Silver Mirrorshield. Golden Seed, Ordina, Liturgical Town (Grace). "Light the four figures in the evergoal." Unseen Assassins! Left until I figure out how to see them. Wandering north, Young Albinaurics, Erdtree Guardians, Minor Erdtree, another Putrid Avatar with Mimic Tear (3), Thorny Cracked Tear, Ruptured Crystal Tear.
  • Sun 04/24 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 207 - Weapon Upgrades and Caravans (rendered) (00:25:42) Roundtable Hold, Nagakiba +0 to +24, Banished Knight's Shield +20 to +23, Demi-Human Queen's Staff +17 to +21. Inner Consecrated Snowfield, Caravan, Flowing Curved Sword. Night's Cavalry (Flail) and (Glaive) appeared out of thin air (1, ran away since I had no healing flasks). Limgrave, Caravan, Greataxe. Roundtable Hold, Godskin Peeler +24 to +25, Serpentbone Blade +22 to +23, Eleonora's Poleblade +9 to +10. Capital Outskirts, Minor Erdtree Church, killing Guardians to see if they'll drop a torch to see Unseen Assassins (the Unseen Assassin note led me to believe they might, but they didn't), Guardian's Swordspear. Altus Plateau, Night's Cavalary (1), Shared Order (Ash of War). Beast Clergyman (5, abandoned). Tried five more times after a weekend of leveling up and weapon upgrades. No luck, not even close.
  • Mon 04/25 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 208 - Ordina, Liturgical Town (00:40:22) Level 119. Heavily edited video because there were a lot of boring repetitious parts. Looking for an "Erdtree Sentry" which, according to the Unseen Assassin note, has a torch to reveal the assassins in Ordina, Liturgical Town. I did some Googling to find a hint, and at first I thought it was one of the Tree Sentinels at the Capital Outskirts, which plainly carries a torch. But after dispatching them (so much easier then at the beginning of the game!), there was no torch, just a Guardian's Shield. Then I did some more Googling and found I had to go to the Hermit's Shack to buy the Sentry's Torch, which I somehow missed before. Then, crawling through the evergaol in Ordina, Liturgical Town to light the candles and dispel the seals, which was still an ordeal, even with a Sentry's Torch. Behind the seal is a portal, which led to Miquella's Haligtree, Haligtree Canopy (Grace). Stonesword Key.
  • Mon 04/25 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 209 - Haligtree Canopy (00:38:34) Level 119. Haligtree Canopy, awesome scenery but a very frustrating place full of Envoys and Ants and Poison Flowers. Dying, more dying, slow and careful work to clear most of the Haligtree Canopy, then dying. Then, speedrunning through the branches, which of course resulted in dying a lot more and eventually losing all my runes, rendering this entire episode a collosal waste of time with little to show for it, except Prattling Pate "My beloved," and finally unlocking Haligtree Town (Grace).
  • Mon 04/25 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 210 - Haligtree Town Plaza (00:44:29) Level 119. Haligtree Town. Tough fighting through Misbegottens and "Fungus Men" (as I call them). Very cool scenery and architecture. Haligtree Town Plaza. Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone. Ants, more Misbegotten and Fungus Men, Spirit Callers and Crystalians. Giant Sorcerers of Doom with Clubs (possibly not the canonical name). An epic fight just to kill one of them, then a very poor decision to try to run past the second one, and dying with 100,000 runes, naturally.
  • Tue 04/26 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 211 - Loretta, Knight of the Haligtree (00:37:28) Level 119. Haligtree Town Plaza, trying to recover 100,000 runes. Giant Sorcerers of Doom with Clubs killed me again, lost runes. Shortcut back to Haligtree Town Grace. Loretta, Knight of the Haligtree with Mimic Tear (2). Pretty easy with Mimic Tear, didn't feel like struggling tonight. Loretta's Mastery, Loretta's War Sickle, Haligtree Promenade (Grace), +2 Dexterity (48) = Level 121. Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone. Elphael, Brace of the Haligtree. Grace in the chapel that I didn't see the name of. Presumably Haligtree soldiers. Triple Rings of Light (Incantation) in a chest.
  • Wed 04/27 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 212 - To the Elphael Inner Wall (00:36:15) Level 121. Elphael, Brace of the Haligtree. A repetitious trip from the Prayer Room to the Elphael Inner Wall (Grace) fraught with danger and death and loss of runes. Various Haligtree Soldiers, Archers, Erdtree Avatars, Poison Flowers, Grafted Scions, Ballistae, and even some Crystalians just to complete the menagerie of foes impossible to beat in this section. Ended up just running through or I'd have been there for hours trying to re-clear each time. Only new thing I found was a Sacred Crown Helm.
  • Thu 04/28 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 213 - To the Drainage Channel (00:34:20) Level 121. Elphael Inner Wall. Roundtable Hold, Jawbone Axe +11 to +20. Three Crystalians guarding a Rotten Crystal Sword. Branches and Pests and wading through Scarlet Rot sludge. Drainage Channel (Grace). Great Grave Glovewort. Lengthy period of cheesing a Putrid Tree Spirit with a bow, just for a Golden Seed. +1 Vigor (35) = Level 122.
  • Thu 04/28 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 214 - Meet Melania (00:40:12) Level 122. Elphael, Drainage Channel. Tough fighting against Knights in a graveyard, dying a lot. Pests in a mausoleum entrance. Elevator to the Haligtree Roots (Grace). Roundtable Hold to spend some runes, Rogier's Rapier +12 to +20, Serpentbone Blade +23 to +24. Back to Haligtree Roots for our first meeting with Melania, Blade of Miquella with Mimic Tear (4, abandoned).
  • Fri 04/29 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 215 - Rebirth, But It Didn't Help (00:37:15) Level 122. Raya Lucaria, Rebirth with Rennala. Respeced from Vigor 35, Mind 24, Endurance 22, Strength 20, Dexterity 48, Intelligence 26, Faith 6, Arcane 20 to 46, 24, 22, 20, 48, 26, 6, 9 (basically moved points from Arcane to Vigor). Back Haligtree Roots for another try at Melania, Blade of Miquella with Mimic Tear (5, abandoned, 9 overall so far). Back to Crumbling Farum Azula for another try at Beast Clergyman/Maliketh (4, abandoned, 60 overall so far). Beast Sanctum, fighting Gurranq and pacifying him again, giving him 2 Deathroots, receiving Stone of Gurranq (Incantation), Beast Claw (Incantation). Another Rebirth to Vigor 42, Mind 20, Endurance 20, Strength 20, Dexterity 48, Intelligence 26, Faith 6, Arcane 19.
  • Fri 04/29 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 215.1 - Wandering Around Leyndell (00:25:40) Level 122. Wandering around looking for what to do next. Leyndell, Elden Throne, the impenetrable thorns still refuse all. Backtracking, a couple things I missed. Barrier of Gold (Sorcery). Trying to reach an item above the Godfrey boss fight, no luck. Roundtable Hold, Gideon shares a secret rite Black Flame's Protection (Incantation), Greatshield Soldier's Ashes +8 to +9, Warhawk Ashes +6 to +8.
  • Sat 04/30 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 216 - Deathbirds and Magma Wyrms (00:40:05) Level 122. Another round of tying up loose ends. Limgrave, Warmaster's Shack. Deathbird (1), Blue-Feathered Branchsword. Roughly twelve hours of trying to find the Branchsword in my inventory. Murdering Trolls for fun. Another Glowing Heart statue. Goderick Knight on a Horse up on the hill, Golden Vow (Ash of War), Partisan. Rambling about bosses. Death Rite Bird near Gate Town North in Liurnia Lake (1), Ancient Death Rancor (Sorcery). Volcano Manor, Rykard's Boss Room by accident, stumbling on Lady Tanith. Tried to give her Patches' Castenets but apparently too late. Invaded by Tanith's Knight (2), Aspects of the Crucible: Breath (Incantation), Consort's Mask, Robe, Trousers. Wailing Dunes. Temple of Eiglay, Magma Wyrm in the lava (1), Dragon Heart.
  • Sat 04/30 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 217 - Finally Clearing War-Dead Catacombs (00:29:05) Level 122. Continuing to tie up loose ends. Caelid, War-Dead Catacombs. Third attempt at clearing this place, finally making it to the boss door lever, barely. Cleanrot Armor, Radahn Soldier Ashes. Putrid Tree Spirit with Mimic Tear (1), Redmane Knight Ogha, Golden Seed. +1 Endurance (21) = Level 123.
  • Sat 04/30 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 218 - Sellia Hideaway (00:37:36) Level 123. Continuing to tie up loose ends. Caelid, Gowry's Shack. Gowry's back! And selling Sorceries. Purchased Glintstone Stars, Night Shard, Night Maiden's Mist. Lots of searching unrecorded. I've tried three times in this playthrough to find the secret cave in Sellia on my own, so I finally Googled a hint (of course, since it's an Internet game wiki, the "hint" was the exact location of it rammed down your throat). Sellia Hideaway (Grace), Miners and Sorcerers and Crystal Slugs. Putrid Crystalians (Staff, Ringblade, and Spear) (1), Crystal Torrent (Sorcery). Crystalian Ashes in a chest.
  • Sat 04/30 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 219 - Erdtree Avatars, Spiritcaller Cave, Borealis the Freezing Fog (00:41:15) Level 123. Continuing to tie up loose ends.
  • Sat 04/30 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 220 - Great Wyrm Theodorix, Consecrated Snowfield (00:39:45)
  • Sat 04/30 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 221 - Yelough Anix Ruins, Searching for the Next Thing (00:32:08)
  • Sat 04/30 222 Beast Clergyman pt 12 (00:31:09) Level 128. Rogier's Rapier +20 to +24. Attempts 61-66. Attempt 65 was the very first time I thought I might be able to beat Maliketh someday.
  • Sat 04/30 222 Beast Clergyman pt 13 (00:25:19) Level 128. Attempts 67-75.
  • Sat 04/30 222 Beast Clergyman pt 14 (00:25:51) Level 128. Attempts 76-83.
  • Sat 04/30 222 Beast Clergyman pt 15 (00:23:28) Level 128. Attempts 84-93.
  • Sat 04/30 222 Beast Clergyman pt 16 Victory (00:12:35) Level 128. Finally, the winning fight against Beast Clergyman/Maliketh the Black Blade (94, total). The winning strategy that I employed was something I call "luck." I just listened to some YouTube videos while throwing myself at it over and over until I got that one lucky win, or perhaps more accurately, got that one run where I _didn't_ get killed by rotten luck (which, to me, is a very sub-optimal boss fight design, particularly when trying to record moderately interesting videos, and not the first time I've seen it in Elden Ring unfortunately). Godskin Peeler +25 with Black Flame Tornado Ash of War and Mimic Tear for the first phase, switched to Keen Great Épée +25 with Repeating Thrusts Ash of War for the mostly solo second phase (although on the winning attempt, I actually switched to the Great Épée early in the first phase just to try something different). Wondrous Physick was Bubble Defense Thingy and Thorny Cracked Tear, which increases Attack Power on successive attacks. Leyndell, Ashen Capital. Ghost. +2 Dexterity (52) = Level 130.
  • Sat 04/30 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 222 - Maliketh the Black Blade Victory (rendered) (00:30:53)
  • Sun 05/01 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 223 - Leyndell, Capital of Ash (00:39:17) Level 130. Leyndell, Capital of Ash. Roundtable Hold, everything's burning, Hewg can't remember me. Checking in on Boc at East Capital Rampart (Grace), he's still there. Exploring the Capital of Ash, not much there. Sir Gideon Ofnir, the All-Knowing, with Mimic Tear (1), Sceptre of the All-Knowing, All-Knowing Gear Set. Pretty easy with Mimic Tear, just backstabbed him when he was distracted. Erdtree Sanctuary (Grace). +1 Dexterity (53) = Level 131. Queen's Bedchamber (Grace), Erdtree Heal (Incantation). Godfrey, First Elden Lord (1, abandoned). More boss fight next time.
  • Sun 05/01 Dragons in Moonlight Altar, trying to find three great wise beasts (00:37:35) Level 128. Going back to the Moonlight Altar to try to unlock the tower where you're supposed to "find three great wise beasts." Killed three dragons thinking that was it, but it wasn't. Got three Dragon Hearts though. Went online and followed messages to find one of the "great wise beasts," but no others. Overall not much happened, so cutting out of the series.
  • Sun 05/01 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 224 - Godfrey, First Elden Lord (00:40:28) Level 131. Leyndell, Queen's Bedchamber. Godfrey, First Elden Lord (11, 12 total), Remembrance of Hoarah Loux. My lasting memory of this boss is having to deal with a constant stream of annoying head-fake attacks and slow motion gimmicks that wreck your timing on everything, making luck your best weapon in this fight. I summoned Mimic Tear, who died shortly into the second phase, and used the Godskin Peeler +25 with Black Flame Tornado (mostly useless) in the first phase and Great Épée with Bloody Slash (useful) in the second phase. +2 Dexterity (55) = Level 133. Roundtable Hold, Finger Reader, Maliketh's Black Blade, Hoarah Loux's Earthshaker (Ash of War). +1 Dexterity (56) = Level 134.
  • Sun 05/01 Radagon pt 1 (00:29:28)
  • Sun 05/01 Radagon pt 2 (00:29:20) Level 134.
  • Mon 05/02 Radagon pt 3 (00:24:32) Level 134. Discovering that Rogier's Rapier with Lightning might be effective against Radagon.
  • Mon 05/02 Radagon pt 4 (00:14:40) Level 134.
  • Mon 05/02 Failing to find a statue that harbors a secret (00:24:01) Trying to find that statue that "harbors a secret" about Radagon (again), but after Googling a hint, the statue isn't there anymore after the capital was burned to ash. Note to future self - investigate that _before_ beating Maliketh.
  • Tue 05/03 Radagon pt 5 (00:13:04) Level 134. Early morning attempt. Discovering that Moonveil works well against Radagon. Also discovering that the Elden Beast has some absurd "I win" moves. Going to need to bleep some things on this one hehe.
  • Tue 05/03 Radagon pt 6 (00:17:21) Level 134. Trying again after work. Was feeling good about my chances but this guy and the Shmoo afterward have so, so many random ways they can kill you.
  • Tue 05/03 Radagon pt 7 (00:19:34) Level 134.
  • Tue 05/03 Radagon pt 8 (00:23:23) Level 134.
  • Tue 05/03 Radagon pt 9 (no commentary) (00:26:10) Level 134. So we've reached the point where we just have to listen to something on YouTube and just keep throwing ourselves at the boss repeatedly until everything lines up and all the luck lands on our side. No point in recording commentary I have to bleep later hehe. Not like there's any strategy to talk about anyway, it's just "wtf that's total b.s." a lot.
  • Tue 05/03 Radagon pt 10 (no commentary) (00:27:03) Level 134. Are you kidding me? Still can't beat this absurd nonsense Shmoo blob. Or more accurately, still can't endure random bad luck for a sufficiently long-enough time to survive it. It's a dice throw every time, there's annoyingly little else involved. My only strategy is to keep running toward the Shmoo and hit him a lot (roughly 75% of your time is spent running toward the boss because it's another Maliketh situation where they keep running away from you). Not enjoying this boss much (the general theme of Elden Ring, it turns out).
  • Wed 05/04 Radagon pt 11 (00:22:27) Level 134.
  • Wed 05/04 Radagon pt 12 (no commentary) (00:20:11) Level 134. I have no words left for this travesty of a b.s. boss fight. Here's the one where I should have beaten the Shmoo but Elden Ring did that thing AGAIN (like 6th or 7th time now) where the boss health bar is literally empty, it dodges out of range so I can't hit it again, then it kills me. Luckily I wasn't recoding commentary at the time.
  • Wed 05/04 Radagon pt 13 (00:21:12) Level 134. I really just don't care anymore. This fight (the two of them back-to-back) is so random and unfair there will be exactly zero satisifaction from beating it. It's not so much "beating" it as "enduring" it. The only good thing I can say about this boss fight as at least they didn't litter the battlefield with obstacles that impede your movement like most of the others.
  • Thu 05/05 Radagon pt 14 (no commentary) (00:26:54) Level 134.
  • Thu 05/05 Radagon pt 15 (no commentary) (00:24:52) Level 134.
  • Thu 05/05 Radagon pt 16 (no commentary) (00:12:10) Level 134.
  • Thu 05/05 Radagon pt 17 Victory, Credits (00:31:14) Level 134. Finally. 109 total attempts. As predicted, not much satisfaction getting through this last boss of the game. I didn't do anything different from any other time, it was just luck that I didn't get killed. Kind of a letdown. Ranni and the Age of the Stars. End Credits.
  • Thu 05/05 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 225 - Radagon, Elden Beast, Credits (00:43:36) Level 134. Radagon of the Golden Order, the Elden Beast (110 tries over 5 days). Did not enjoy. Ranni and the Age of the Stars. End Credits.
  • Thu 05/05 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 225.1 - Searching for Statues (00:07:52) Level 134. Searching for Radagon's "secret" statue between boss fights. (It turns out it's gone after the Leyndell apocalypse.)
  • Thu 05/05 Elden Ring Offline Blind Pt 225.2 - Full Credits Rambling (00:08:13) The complete rambling I did about the game during the credits.
  • Fri 05/06 Elden Ring Pt 226 - Evergaols, Great Horned Tragoth (00:34:29) Level 134. Post-credits loose ends. Liurnia. Caravan, Carian Knight's Sword. Cuckoo's Evergaol, Bols, Carian Knight (1), Greatblade Phalanx (Sorcery). Invade Great Horned Tragoth, Bull-Goat Gear. +4 Vigor (48) = Level 138. Altus Plateau, Golden Lineage Evergaol, Godefroy the Grafted, Godfrey Icon.
  • Fri 05/06 Gargoyle, Sorcerer Thops, searching for a painting location (00:41:00) Level 138. Continuing post-credits loose ends. Valiant Gargoyle in Leyndell, searching for a painting in Mountaintops, not finding it. Nothing much happened this whole episode so it's officially a deleted episode.
  • Sat 05/07 Elden Ring Pt 227 - Divine Tower of Caelid Basement (00:23:05) Level 138. Continuing post-credits loose ends. Divine Tower of Caelid, Basement (Grace). Return to the jumping puzzle from episode 101. Godskin Apostle (2), Godskin Apostle Gear, Godslayer's Greatsword.
  • Sat 05/07 Elden Ring Pt 228 - Post-Credits, Greyolls Dragonbarrow (00:27:17) Level 138. Continuing post-credits loose ends. Greyoll's Dragonbarrow. +1 Vigor (49) = Level 139. Dragons and Ancient Dragon Greyoll (2), Dragon Heart (x5), +1 Vigor (50) = Level 140. Cathedral of Dragon Communion.
  • Sat 05/07 Elden Ring Pt 229 - Post-Credits, Converted Tower (00:08:09) Level 140. Continuing post-credits loose ends. Converted Tower. I just jumped up to the upper level using Torrent. Memory Stone.
  • Sat 05/07 Elden Ring Pt 230 - Post-Credits, Grand Cloister (00:13:47) Level 140. Continuing post-credits loose ends. Lake of Rot, Grand Cloister. The one where my cat bothered me through the whole episode. Going through the doorway that I skipped last time I was here. Pests. Scorpion's Stinger. Ulcerated Tree Spirit.
  • Sat 05/07 Elden Ring Pt 231 - Post-Credits, Uld Palace Ruins (00:30:10) Level 140. Continuing post-credits loose ends. Liurnia, Purified Ruins. Portal to Raya Lucaria. Liurnia Highway North. Leyndell Knight, Dragon Cult Prayerbook. Uld Palace Ruins, where the Ancestral Follower snipers killed me way back in episode 41. Ruined Labyrinth (Grace). Mausoleum Compound (Grace). Minor Erdtree, Erdtree Avatar (1), Magic-Shrouding Cracked Tear, Lightning-Shrouding Cracked Tear, Holy-Shrouding Cracked Tear.
  • Sat 05/07 Elden Ring Pt 232 - Post-Credits, Frenzied Flame Village (00:38:39) Level 140. Continuing post-credits loose ends. Liurnia, Frenzy-Flaming Tower, Howl of Shabriri (Incantation). Frenzied Flame Village Outskirts (Grace), Frenzied Flame Village, The Lord of the Frenzied Flame (Note), Frenzied's Cookbook [1], Shabriri's Woe (Talisman), Ghost ("Lord Vyke, it seems that you were no lord, after all"), Festering Fingerprint Vyke, Vyke's War Spear. Church of Inhibition (Grace), Finger Maiden Gear, was that an NPC before? Sacred Tear. Flasks +10. Converted Fringe Tower ("May erudition light the way!"), apparently I need a gesture I don't have.
  • Sat 05/07 Elden Ring Pt 233 - Post-Credits, The Fate of Blaidd (00:07:51) Level 140. Continuing post-credits loose ends. Ranni's Tower. Blaidd, at last! But having a bad day (1). Royal Greatsword, Blaidd's Gear.
  • Sat 05/07 Elden Ring Pt 234 - Post-Credits, Woodfolk Ruins, Wormface (00:24:46) Level 140. Continuing post-credits loose ends. Altus Plateau, Woodfolk Ruins, lots of "squid-faced curse dudes." Icon Shield. Wrath of Gold (Incantation). Minor Erdtree, Wormface (1), Crimsonspill Crystal Tear, Speckled Hardtear.
  • Sat 05/07 Kenneth Haight still searching (00:02:59) Kenneth Haight still hasn't even started his search for an heir yet, exactly the same as episode 22.
  • Sat 05/07 Elden Ring Pt 235 - Post-Credits, Death Rite Bird (00:21:06) Level 140. Continuing post-credits loose ends. Mountaintops of the Giants. Tibia Mariner, Helphen's Steeple, Deathroot. Finally getting the Death Rite Bird, still a tough fight with Mimic Tear (4), Death Ritual Spear.
  • Sat 05/07 Elden Ring Pt 236 - Post-Credits, Beast Clergyman (00:04:23) Level 140. Continuing post-credits loose ends. Giving Deathroot to the Beast Clergyman. Beastclaw Greathammer.
  • Sat 05/07 Elden Ring Pt 237 - Post-Credits, Stormveil Castle (00:37:19) Level 140. Continuing post-credits loose ends. Returning to Stormveil Castle to see if I can find more Stonesword Key doors, but actually finding a shrine to the Prince of Death, Rancorcall (Sorcery), an Ulcerated Tree Spirit (1), Golden Seed, Prince of Death's Pustule, and a Red Cape. Lengthy search for how to open the door by the Liftside Chamber door.
  • Sat 05/07 Elden Ring Pt 237.1 - Post-Credits, Liftside Chamber Door (00:09:32) Level 140. Continuing post-credits loose ends. With a little hint from Google, finally figuring out how to open the door at the Liftside Chamber grace.
  • Sun 05/08 Elden Ring Pt 238 - Post-Credits, Church of Repose (00:10:02) Level 140. Continuing post-credits loose ends. Bloody Finger Okina (2), Rivers of Blood, Okina Mask. The identity of the Lord of Blood finally revealed? And it was a boss I already beat. Church of Repose, Sacred Tear. Flasks +11.
  • Sun 05/08 Elden Ring Pt 239 - Post-Credits, Heretical Rise (00:27:34) Level 140. Continuing post-credits loose ends. Getting into the Heretical Rise in Mountaintops of the Giants with a little help from player messages. Founding Rain of Stars (Sorcery).
  • Sun 05/08 Elden Ring Pt 240 - Post-Credits, Sorcerer, Flightless Bird Paintings (00:07:16) Level 140. Continuing post-credits loose ends. Hacked together video from OBS Replay clips so not as much commentary. Finding the "Sorcerer" and "Flightless Bird" Artist locations. Greathood, Fire's Deadly Sin (Incantation). Only the Redmane Painting left.
  • Sun 05/08 Elden Ring Pt 241 - Post-Credits, Unexpected Bell Bearing Hunter (00:12:48) Level 140. Continuing post-credits loose ends. Starting out with OBS Replay and no commentary. An unexpected encounter with a Bell Bearing Hunter (3). Medicine Peddler's Bell Bearing. Roundtable Hold.
  • Sun 05/08 Elden Ring Pt 242 - Post-Credits, Return to Auriza Hero's Grave (00:27:49) Level 140. Continuing post-credits loose ends. The dreaded Auriza Hero's Grave, third time's a charm? Making it to the bottom. Crucible Knight and Crubicle Knight Ordovis with Mimic Tear (4), Ordovi's Greatsword, Crucible Axe Gear. Tried solo at first but screw that fight. Ornstein and Smough it ain't. Very irritating.
  • Sun 05/08 Elden Ring Pt 243 - Post-Credits, Duelist Knights of the Great Jar (00:14:57) Level 140. Continuing post-credits loose ends. Caelid, three Duelists of the Great Jar (2). Took two tries to beat the three. Got a Great-Jar's Arsenal.
  • Sun 05/08 Elden Ring Pt 244 - Post-Credits, Minor Erdtree Catacombs (00:27:34) Level 140. Continuing post-credits loose ends. Starting at the Smoldering Church near Caelid. Minor Erdtree, Putrid Avatar (1), Greenburst Crystal Tear, Flame-Shrouding Cracked Tear. Minor Erdtree Catacombs, Imp Head (Wolf), Erdtree Burial Watchdog (Scepter) and (Sword) (1), Mad Pumpkin Head Ashes.
  • Sun 05/08 Melania pt 3 second phase (00:18:08) Level 140. Welp nothing left to do but fight Melania. She regenerates every time she hits you, the fight is laggy, and she has an "I win" move she can bust out any time. And not surprisingly, there's a second phase, and it's a thousand times harder than the first phase, where she adds in a scarlet rot effect.
  • Sun 05/08 Melania pt 4 (00:23:07) Level 140. Nope.
  • Sun 05/08 Melania pt 5 (00:25:27) Level 140. Nope.
  • Sun 05/08 Melania pt 6 (00:16:35) Level 140. Nope. Not even close. At this point, the first phase is a dice roll, second phase is extremely unwinnable. Yet another very unsatisfying boss fight at the end of the game. So far it's just another brute force repetition exercise where you hope you get lucky. Probably going to be another 100+ attempt boss fight.
  • Sun 05/08 Elden Ring Pt 245.1 - Post-Credits, Sewer Gaol (00:36:47) Level 140. Recorded during the days of fighting Melania. I had a vague notion that the Dung-Eater might help me deal with scarlet rot, so I went searching again for the Sewer Gaol again, and finally found it. Dung-Eater released. Roundtable Hold ("Come to the outer moat.") Blackguard. Searching around the moat. Sword Garden Historical Society Message ("The Second Defense of Leyndell"). Prayerful Strike (Ash of War). Back to Blackguard, Seedbed Curse, Blackguard's Bell Bearing, Iron Ball, Blackguard's Iron Mask. Invaded by Dung Eater and his pet Crab (1), Sword of Milos. Nothing to help with scarlet rot though.
  • Mon 05/09 Melania pt 7 respec, noise (00:12:36) Level 140. Respecing to move more points into Dexterity, finding out I'm basically at the soft cap for damage and won't be able to do much better damage regardless. Game audio glitched out for some reason.
  • Mon 05/09 Melania pt 8 trying coop (00:20:57) Level 140. Trying Godskin Peeler +25 with Bloody Slash, does unbelievable damage, but still nowhere near enough. Tried summoning player help for the first time in the game, still died, but saw someone throwing frost bombs at the boss so maybe that's the secret?
  • Mon 05/09 Elden Ring Pt 245.2 - Post-Credits, Elphael Inner Wall pt 1 (00:31:37) Level 140. Recorded during the days of fighting Melania. Clearing backwards from Elphael Inner Wall, which I previously ran past. Haligtree Knight Helm up the ladder, which I never noticed before. Putrid Avatar, very tough Haligtree Soliders, Cleanrot Knights. Haligtree Soldier Ashes. Prayer Room, killing a handful of soldiers to get enough runes to level up. +1 Dexterity (75) = Level 141.
  • Mon 05/09 Elden Ring Pt 245.3 - Post-Credits, Elphael Inner Wall pt 2 (00:31:58) Level 141. Recorded during the days of fighting Melania. Elphael, Prayer Room. Numen's Rune. Putrid Avatar on the walkway (3), Rotten Staff. Miquellan Knight's Sword. Grafted Scions. Stonesword Key door, Marika's Soreseal (Talisman). Roundtable Hold. Lake-Facing Cliffs, the long-lost Blind Maiden! As You Wish (Gesture). Erdtree Sanctuary, the window upstairs, Erdtree Bow, Celestial Dew, Golden Order Principia. Church of Vows, give books to Miriel.
  • Tue 05/10 Melania pt 9 coop and ghiza wheel (00:29:33)
  • Tue 05/10 Melania pt 10 coop and greatshield (00:29:31)
  • Wed 05/11 Melania pt 11 obs dropouts (00:16:08)
  • Wed 05/11 Melania pt 12 rivers of blood (00:27:00)
  • Wed 05/11 Melania pt 13 coop (00:08:58)
  • Thu 05/12 Melania pt 14 (00:23:51)
  • Thu 05/12 Elden Ring Pt 245 - Post-Credits, Melania, Blade of Miquella (00:27:40) Level 141. Melania, Blade of Miquella and Melania, Goddess of Rot (100 total since episode 214). This boss fight was a horrible way to end the game, just the hottest of hot garbage I never want to see again. After trying different weapons, different shields, different Talismans, different Spirit Ashes, even player summoning, in the end, I finally had to use a tip I found on a wiki and used the Rivers of Blood sword with the Corpse Piler Ash of War, which worked, once I discovered that the Corpse Piler had a 3-hit combo move.

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