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Fia Questline Guide & Location for Elden Ring. See Fia's ending & location, debuff stack, effects if Fia holds you, armor sets, Fia's quest not working, & Baldachin's Blessing!

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NPC Quest Guide

Fia Questline - Start Location & Quest Rewards

Located At Roundtable Hold

Location In Roundtable HoldNPC Appearance
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First AppearanceRoundtable Hold
Obtained Upon Killing• Fia Armor Set
※ You cannot kill her while she's at Roundtable Hold
Quest Rewards• D's Bell Bearing
• Twinned Armor Set
• Fia Armor Set
• Sorcery: Fia's Mist
[If D's questline is also completed]
• Weapon: Inseparable Sword

Burning The Erdtree Skips Some Dialogue

If the Erdtree is burned in the Forge of the Giants (a Site of Grace in the Mountaintops of the Giants), D will die and you can see his body at the Roundtable Hold. Fia's questline will also advance to the events following D's death. Her questline will not be locked out, but you will miss some of Fia's dialogues from when D was still alive.

Walkthrough - Map Guide & Fastest Order

Fia Questline - Walkthrough Chart

※Since this questline is somewhat connected to the ending, we advise those who do not want to be spoiled to play it first.

From the beginning to D's death.
From after D's death to the end of the questline.

From The Beginning To D's Death

About D Optional Quests
※ The sub-quests of D, which you do not need to do to advance with Fia's questline, have been omitted. If you wish to do all of D's quests, please check the drop-down button to confirm.
View D's Quests Not Related To Progression Of Fia's Questline
  1. Speak With D After Obtaining Deathroot
  2. [Roundtable Hold Locked] Appears Near Summonwater Village
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    North Of Limgrave (Near Summonwater Village)
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    Location
    [Roundtable Hold Unlocked] Appears At Roundtable Hold
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    Sitting in a chair just by the warp point

    While you have the Deathroot in your inventory, talk to D. Show him the Deathroot and ask him to introduce you to Gurranq. Note that D's location changes depending on whether or not you have unlocked the Roundtable Hold.

    Quickest Way To Obtain Deathroot Is By Defeating Tibia Mariner

    Location In MapTibia Mariner
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    If you are in the early stages of the game, you can get the Deathroot by defeating the Tibia Mariner boss in Summonwater Village north of Limgrave. The boss is so weak that it can be defeated with initial equipment if you try hard enough, making it quite easy to obtain.

  3. Meet Gurranq Using The Portal (Gateway)
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    Location In MapGurranq
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    After speaking with D, the location of the warp gate will be marked on the map. Use the warp gate to teleport to the location of Gurranq. Once you arrive, open the door in front of you to enter the building, and talk to Gurranq to obtain the item. When you have obtained the Deathroot, hand it over to Gurranq to exchange it for an item.

  5. Talk To D At The Roundtable Hold
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    D moves to Roundtable Hold after he introduces you to Gurranq. Once you've unlocked the Roundtable Hold, rest at a Site of Grace and head over to Roundtable Hold to speak with D. Afterwards, you can learn Incantations by talking to D.

    ---Unrelated D Sub-quest Is Up To Here---
  1. Obtain Weathered Dagger From Fia At Roundtable Hold
  2. Go speak with Fia at Roundtable Hold. If you talk to her, she will ask to embrace you. However, if you have gone to Altus Plateau, an option 'May I ask a favor?' will appear after talking to her several times. If you choose it, she will give you the Weathered Dagger.

    Altus Plateau - Map & How To Get To Location

    Use Baldachin's Blessing

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    When Fia embraces you, you will receive the Baldachin's Blessing. However, you will also receive a debuff that reduces your Maximum HP while you have it. The item is not required to progress the questline, and if you need the item, you can acquire it again by simply embracing her. Therefore, it is recommended to use and consume the item immediately.

  3. Speak With D And Give Him The Weathered Dagger At Roundtable Hold
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    After receiving the Weathered Dagger from Fia, speak to D sitting near the initial position of the Roundtable Hold and give him the dagger.

  5. Rest At A Site Of Grace And You'll Find D Dead In The Back Room
  6. After giving the dagger, examine the center of the table (Site of Grace) and reload to progress. You'll see that D is gone, so go ahead to the back room as shown in the video above. Once you get there, you'll see D's corpse and Fia will disappear somewhere.

    The Twinned Armor Set Can Be Obtained From D's Corpse

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    You can obtain the Twinned Armor Set from D's corpse. You will need it later if you want to trigger D's quest at the end of Fia's questline.

From After D's Death To The End Of The Questline

About D Optional Quests
※ The sub-quests of D, which you do not need to do to advance with Fia's questline, have been omitted. If you wish to do all of D's quests, please check the drop-down button at the middle of the walkthrough to confirm.
  1. Defeat Radahn, A Boss In Caelid
  2. In order to progress with Fia's questline, you will have to go to Nokron, Eternal City. However, in order to get there, you will have to defeat the boss Radahn in the Redmane Castle in Caelid. If you haven't done it yet, please proceed with the story.

    Walkthrough Chart To Radahn Boss
    Stormveil Castle in Limgrave
    Raya Lucaria Academy in Liurnia
    Complete them and head to Caelid
    1Shack of the Rotting
    Head south and go to the Gael Tunnel
    2Gael Tunnel
    └ You can obtain Smithing Stone [4]
    Boss Battle: Magma Wyrm
    └ Obtain the Dragon Heart and the Katana weapon [Moonveil]
    ※You can collect the Smithing Stone without defeating the boss
    3Fort Gael North
    └ Unlocking the Site of Grace makes it easier to earn runes
    ▶ For detailed instructions, click here
    4Caelid Highway South
    Head east along the highway and examine the monument
    └ Obtain Caelid Map Fragment
    5Sellia, Town of Sorcery
    ・ Unward the three buildings by extinguishing the braziers
    (Utilize the horse's double jump)
    ・Open two treasure chests sealed with wards
    └ Imbued Sword Key, Sorcery: Night Comet
    ・Obtain Stonesword Key
    ・Obtain Golden Seed
    6Sellia Crystal Tunnel
    └ You can obtain Smithing Stone [5] in the tunnel
    Boss Battle: Fallingstar Beast
    └ Obtain Somberstone Miner's Bell Bearing [1]
    ※You can collect the Smithing Stone without defeating the boss
    7Church Of The Plague
    Obtain a Sacred Tear
    8Dragonbarrow West
    Head east along the highway and examine the monument.
    └ Obtain Dragonbarrow Map Fragment
    9Bestial Sanctum
    Boss Battle: Black Blade Kindred
    ※You don't have to defeat it
    Obtain Golden Seed in the sanctum
    10Redmane Castle
    Boss Battle: Crucible Knight & Misbegotten Warrior
    └ Obtain Ruins Greatsword
    ・Talk to Jerren inside the church
    ・Rest at the Site of Grace
    ・Talk to Jerren at the Plaza
    Advance NPC questlines to fight the boss
    Boss Battle: Starscourge Radahn

    If The Radahn Festival Does Not Start, Try The Following

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    ① Talk to Blaidd
    Speak with him at Ranni's Rise in Three Sisters at Liurnia.
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    ② Talk to Blaidd
    Speak with him at Siofra River Bank.
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    ③ Talk to Seluvis
    Speak with him at Seluvis's Rise in Three Sisters.
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    ④ Talk to Sellen
    Speak with her at Waypoint Ruins Cellar in Limgrave. You will need to defeat the boss in front of you.
  3. Head To Siofra Aqueduct Via Nokron
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    ▲ How to get to Nokron from underground.

    After the defeat of Radahn, a large hole caused by a meteorite to the west of Fort Haight will lead to Nokron. The nearest Site of Grace is Fort Haight West, so you can fast travel there. If you haven't unlocked the Site of Grace yet, you can follow the directions in the above image to reach Nokron.

    Route To Fort Haight West ~ Nokron ~ Siofra Aqueduct

    You can also go underground from the lift at the Siofra River Well. Take note that if you go underground from the Siofra River Well, you will not be able to go to the area on the side of the aqueducts.

    D's Quest Flags Not Required Here
    ※ If you have activated D's quest flag here, it will slightly change the outcome of Fia's questline and increase the rewards you receive. Please open the drop-down button for more details.
    Non Related D Events

    Give The Twinned Armor Set To The NPC (D's Brother) At The Aqueducts

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    As you advance through the Siofra Aqueducts, you will find an NPC (D's brother) nodding off in front of the boss area. If you speak to him while the Twinned Armor Set is in your inventory, you can give it him and a quest flag will activate which will slightly change the ending of Fia's questline. In this ending, you will be able to get D's weapon, so make sure to pick up the Twinned Armor Set from D's corpse if you haven't yet.

    Route From The Siofra Aqueducts To D's Brother

    You Cannot Give The Armor If You Modified It With Tailoring Tools

    Note that if you modify the Twinned Armor Set with tailoring tools, you won't be able to give it to D' brother. Spend some runes to revert it back to its original state.

    ---Unrelated D Sub-quest Is Up To Here---
  5. Warp Into The Sarcophagus After Defeating The Boss At The Aqueduct
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    Proceed to the end of the aqueduct to begin the boss battle. After defeating the boss, rest at a nearby Site of Grace and proceed to the end of the waterfall. You will find a sarcophagus that can warp you to the next area if you interact with it.

    Route From The Site Of Grace In Siofra Aqueduct To Before The Boss Area

  7. Proceed To The Bottom Of Deeproot Depths
  8. ▲ Route from the beginning to the boss area

    Once you warp to the bottom of Deeproot Depths, head deeper until you reach the boss area. The route is complicated, so please refer to the video above as you proceed.

  9. Speak To Fia After Defeating The Boss And Have Her Hold You
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    When you advance to the boss area in the back, a series of boss fights will begin. When you have defeated the boss, you will obtain the sorcery Fia's Mist. Speak with Fia and choose 'No, I want to be held' to proceed with the questline.

  11. Clear The Divine Tower In Liurnia And Obtain The Cursemark Of Death
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    After selecting "No, I want to be held," Fia will remark, "We must look for another existing mark." This refers to the Cursemark of Death, which can be obtained by clearing the Divine Tower of Liurnia at the end of the Carian Study Hall in Liurnia and heading to the top floor.

    You Will Need To Obtain The Hidden Treasure In Nokron First

    ▲ Route from the first Site of Grace to the hidden treasure

    Give the hidden treasure obtained from Nokron to Ranni and speak to her again to receive the Carian Inverted Statue, which is required to go to Divine Tower of Liurnia. After receiving the statue, head to the Divine Tower of Liurnia from Carian Study Hall.

    Ranni Questline & Location Guide
  13. Return To Fia And Give Her The Cursemark Of Death
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    Once you have obtained the Cursemark of Death, head back to Across the Roots and give it to Fia. To fast travel underground, open the map and press R3 (right stick pressed). You will be given the Radiant Baldachin's Blessing after the conversation that follows.

  15. Speak With Her Until She Says "This Is Goodbye"
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    If you talk to her long enough, she will eventually say, "This is goodbye, my dear." Rest at the Site of Grace after she says those words.

  17. Rest At A Site Of Grace And Return To Fia
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    You'll find Fia sleeping in the same spot after resting at a Site of Grace. If you approach Fia while she is sleeping, you will be given the option to touch her, and if you select 'yes,' a battle with the Lichdragon Fortissax boss will begin.

  19. Defeat The Boss To Obtain The Mending Rune Of The Death-Prince
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    After defeating Lichdragon Fortissax, return to Fia and obtain the Mending Rune Of The Death-Prince.

    You Get A Slightly Distinctive Ending

    After defeating the final boss, the player can use the Mending Rune of the Death-Prince to Restore the Elden Ring by touching the broken Marika with the rune in their possession. The trophy (achievement) is the same as the normal ending, but the content is slightly different, so go restore the Elden Ring before resting at a Site of Grace if you want to see it.

  21. You'll Find Fia Dead After Resting At A Site Of Grace
  22. Once you've obtained the Mending Rune of the Death-Prince, rest at a Site of Grace. Return to Fia and you will find her dead body. You can loot Fia's Armor Set from her corpse.

    D's Questline Will Continue If You Set A Flag
    ※ If you give the Twinned Armor Set to D's brother, the ending will be slightly different once you rest at a Site of Grace after defeating Lichdragon Fortissax. Please check the drop-down button for more information.
    View D's Quests Not Related To Progression Of Fia's Questline
  23. After Resting At A Site Of Grace, You'll See Fia Killed By D's Brother
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    Once you have obtained the Mending Rune of the Death-Prince, rest at a Site of Grace. Return to Fia's location and you'll see D's brother and Fia's dead body. You can loot Fia's Armor Set from her corpse.

  25. Rest At A Site Of Grace Or Kill D's Brother To Obtain D's Equipment
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    After speaking with D's brother, you can either rest at a Site of Grace or kill D's brother to obtain D's equipment. Aside from the Twinned Armor Set that you gave, you can also get the Inseparable Sword.

    Talk To D's Brother To Get The Weapon

    There is no need to kill the brother to get D's equipments. You just need to talk to him. He will drop his brother's weapon when defeated but other than that there isn't much merit from defeating him.

    Thinking about the possibility for D's Brother to have a story in the future updates of the game, it is wiser to keep him alive.

Fia Questline - What Happens If Fia Holds You?

Baldachin's Blessing Is Obtained

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If you embrace Fia at Roundtable Hold, you can obtain a consumable called Baldachin's Blessing. It uses FP to temporarily boost poise, making it harder to be stunned by enemy attacks.

Maximum HP Is Reduced While In Possession

While Baldachin's Blessing is in your inventory, you will receive a debuff the reduces your Maximum HP. Once you have been held by Fia and proceeded with the questline, you can use it to keep it out of your inventory.

Can Be Reacquired By Speaking With Fia Again

If you have used Baldachin's Blessing, you can obtain it again by speaking with Fia. If you need it, you can head to Roundtable Hold and hug her again.

Fia Questline - What To Do If Fia Is Gone

Give The Dagger To D And Move To The Back Room In Roundtable Hold

After arriving at the Altus Plateau, speak with Fia at Roundtable Hold and she will give you the Weathered Dagger. If you give the Weathered Dagger and reload, D and Fia will disappear. You can find them in the back room at Roundtable Hold. See the video above for their location.

After D's Death, She Will Appear At The Deepest Part Of Deeproot Depths

▲ Route to the deepest part of Deeproot Depths.

After seeing D's corpse in the back room of Roundtable Hold, Fia will move to the bottom part of Deeproot Depths. It is an underground area that can be reached after defeating the Caelid boss Radahn in Nokron, Eternal City.

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