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Thops Quest Guide For Elden Ring. See Thops questline & academy, glintstone key not working or bugged, dead corpse locations, ash of war barrier, Erudition gesture, spells & more!

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NPC Quest Guide

Thops Questline - Start Location & Quest Rewards

Appears At Church Of Irith In Liurnia

Map LocationNPC Appearance
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First AppearanceChurch Of Irith in Liurnia
Obtained Upon Killing• Weapon: Academy Glintstone Staff
• Thops' Bell Bearing
Quest Rewards• Gesture: Erudition
• Weapon: Academy Glintstone Staff
• Sorcery: Thops' Barrier
• Ashes of War: Thops' Barrier
• Thops' Bell Bearing

Thops Questline - Walkthrough Chart

  1. Talk To Thops At The Church Of Irith In Liurnia
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    Map LocationOffer 10 Runes
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    Thops is located southwest of the Lake-Facing Cliffs Site of Grace in Liurnia. When you talk to him, choose the "Offer 10 runes" option to be able to buy sorceries. Keep talking to him and listen to what he has to say about the Academy Glintstone Key.

    ▼ Click here to see Sorceries available for purchase from Thops
  3. Visit Raya Lucaria Academy
  4. Raya Lucaria AcademyMap Location
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    To enter Raya Lucaria Academy, you will need the Academy Glinstone Key. Go ahead and get the key before heading to the main gate.

    How To Obtain Academy Glintstone Key

    Academy Glintstone Key (1st)Map Location
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    The key can be found behind the Glintstone Dragon Smarag, which is north of the Temple Quarter Site of Grace. After obtaining the key, head for the Main Academy Gate from the Academy Gate Town. Use the key to break the seal and enter Raya Lucaria Academy.

    Use The Warp Device When You Get There For The First Time

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    When visiting Raya Lucaria Academy for the first time, it is recommended to use the warp device located in the Laskyar Ruins. With this, you can easily get to the entrance without alerting the soldiers guarding the academy.

  5. Defeat Red Wolf Of Radagon And Unlock The Debate Parlor Site Of Grace
  6. Red Wolf Of RadagonMap Location Direction
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    When you arrive at Raya Lucaria Academy, head to the Schoolhouse Classroom Site of Grace and then to the Debate Parlor, where you'll find the Red Wolf of Radagon boss. After defeating the boss, the Debate Parlor Site of Grace will appear.

    Shortest Route To The Red Wolf Of Radagon

    1. Shortest Route To The Church Of The Cuckoo Site Of Grace

    1Follow the road straight ahead and climb the stairs
    └ You can endure some of the glintstone spells that will track you
    2Follow the path and take a left. Afterwards, unlock the Site of Grace and rest

    2. Shortest Route To The Schoolhouse Classroom Site Of Grace

    1Go straight and turn left at the fork of the road
    2Once outside, follow the path and cross the bridge
    3Follow the road further up the hill and enter the entrance behind the large skeleton
    4In the middle of the path, jump down the scaffolding that emerges from below
    5Get off the scaffolding and head straight to rest at the Site of Grace

    3. Shortest Route To The Red Wolf Of Radagon

    1Head straight and go the right at the end
    2Follow the path and go right at the 3-way junction
    3Climb the stairs and and fight the Red Wolf of Radagon boss in the room at the end of the stairs
    4Rest at the Site of Grace that appears after defeating the boss
  7. Find The Second Academy Glintstone Key
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    Map Location
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    The second Academy Glintstone Key can be found on the chandelier in the Church Of The Cuckoo. Cross the roof from the Debate Parlor Site of Grace to the Church Of The Cuckoo. Take note that Thops will not accept the first Academy Glintstone Key that the player used to enter the academy.

    Where To Find The Second Academy Glintstone Key

  9. Give The Second Academy Glintstone Key To Thops
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    After obtaining the second Academy Glintstone Key in Raya Lucaria Academy, return to the Church of Irith and give it to Thops. He will then reward you with the Erudition gesture. After reloading, visit the Church of Irith again to find a Teardrop Scarab. Defeat it to obtain the Thops' Barrier Ash of War.

    Use Of The Erudition Gesture

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    The Erudition gesture can be used at two towers in Liurnia to break the seals of the towers. You can get important items such as Memory Stones in those areas so do not forget to unlock them.

    Towers That Require The Erudition Gesture
    Converted TowerConverted Fringe Tower
  11. Find Thops Outside The Schoolhouse Classroom Site of Grace
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    After exiting the Schoolhouse Classroom Site of Grace in Raya Lucaria Academy, you can find Thops just outside. If you examine his corpse, you'll obtain the Academy Glintstone Staff weapon, Thops' Barrier Sorcery and Thops' Bell Bearing.

    Thops Questline - Sorceries Available For Purchase

    SorceryFP CostSlotsRequired Stats
    Runes
    Glintstone Pebble71 10 INT / 0 FAI / 0 ARC
    1500 Runes
    Glintstone Stars141 12 INT / 0 FAI / 0 ARC
    1500 Runes
    Starlight12115 INT / 0 FAI / 0 ARC
    2500 Runes

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