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'Elden Ring' Player Unearths Huge Discovery About The Game's Map

'Elden Ring' Player Unearths Huge Discovery About The Game's Map

It's been staring at us all along.

This article contains spoilers for Elden Ring. Read at your peril.

It has been a long time since a game captured the gaming public quite like FromSoftware’s latest epic Elden Ring.

It’s been around ten weeks since it was first released, yet it is so thick with sickly story and delicious lore, that many layers of the narrative cake are yet to be revealed still. Much has been discussed about the story’s demi-gods, who coincidentally and completely non-intentionally all have names which start with G, R, or M, just like the initials of their creator George R. R. Martin

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As spotted by user u/le_bonjour on the r/EldenRing subreddit, there is something a little fishy about Godwyn. While a lot of the lore of Elden Ring is up for interpretation, what we know about old Godwyn is that he’s a dead guy. Someone, possibly Ranni, but also maybe his mum, Marika, killed him. However, the job was not finished properly allowing him to become one of “Those Who Live In Death”.

His corrupted corpse was laid to rest at the roots of the Erdtree, where the corruption leaked out allowing Deathroot to grow and more undead to not die. Godwyn is pivotal to the plot, as the first demi-god to die, his death may have brought about the shattering of the Elden Ring, which in turn led to all the hubbub we see in game. 

Due to the way the corrupted corpse is laid out, and the fact that we know it merged with the earth, players believe that the whole map of the Lands Between was created in his form. One commenter noted that this idea has happened in Norse mythology which Elden Ring is based on.

They note that in Norse mythology, “Midgaard was made of the body of the Titan Ymir. Stone is his bone, soil his flesh, water his blood. The sky-dome is his skull, stretching above, and the swirling clouds, his brain matter, still full of turbulent dreams, even in death.”

It all sounds familiar, but of course, it’s only a theory. 

Featured Image Credit: FromSoftware / Bandai Namco / Sephyrias Elden Ring Wiki

Topics: Elden Ring, Fromsoftware