In Elden Ring, you’ll find a wide range of characters that will share their plight with you, most of these will have Quests that span multiple locations. This page will detail where you can find Preceptor Seluvis and complete his Questline.
First Meeting - Seluvis Rise
To be able to meet with Seluvis (and Ranni), you first need to head through Caria Manor and defeat Royal Knight Loretta. Once defeated, you can head out the back to the north and you’ll reach Three Sisters, where there are three towers in this region. To get things underway, you must first head to the central tower, Ranni’s Rise, and begin her Quest, where War Counselor Iji, Blaidd and Seluvis will be introduced. After speaking with Seluvis a second time, he’ll ask you to come to his tower if you really want to help Ranni.
Should you give Seluvis Potion to Nepheli Loux?
When you speak to Seluvis at his tower, found to the southwest of Ranni’s Rise, he’ll ask if you could give his potion to Nepheli Loux, whom you’ll find back at the Roundtable Hold should you already progressed through Raya Lucaria Academy, sitting down the stairs from Smithing Master Hewg. You have an important decision to make here, if you decide to go along with Seluvis’s scheme and hand the potion to Nepheli, you’ll end her Questline, but in the process, gain a unique Spirit Ash from Seluvis in the process.
Your second option here is to wait until you’re beyond Altus Plateau and have the Dung Eater in the Roundtable Hold. Advancing his Quest far enough will allow you to feed him and should you feed him the potion, you’ll end his Questline, but get another unique Spirit Ash.
If you wish to continue Seluvis’s Quest and not void the other two, there is a third choice available to you. You can mention about the Potion to Gideon Ofnir at the Roundtable Hold and you’ll be able to hand it over to him to dispose of and tricking Seluvis into thinking you gave it to Nepheli, but it didn’t work. You won’t gain either of the two unique Spirit Ashes, but you will be able to continue all three Questlines.
Regardless of your choice, return to Seluvis and deliver the news, he’ll thank you and, in return, agree to sell you some Sorceries.
|Carian Phalanx||Forms a defensive arch of numerous magic glintblades||1|
|Carian Retaliation||Dispels enemy spells and retaliates with glintblades||1|
|Glintstone Icecrag||Fires mass of cold magic from glintstone||1|
|Freezing Mist||Releases cold mist before caster||1|
To start questioning Seluvis about his Puppets, you must first discover his hidden laboratory. From Ranni’s Rise, head northeast to some ruins and you’ll find a lone Sorcerer that will attack you. Defeat it and then strike the ground to reveal some hidden stairs leading down (if you’re playing offline, you’ll often see player messages around the location you need to strike).
Take this down and you’ll discover a lab full of motionless puppets and, in the corner, a message that declares Seluvis’s Puppet. You can strike the wall to the left of this to discover another puppet, then return to Seluvis at his tower and press him on the matter. He’ll offer to sell you some of these puppets in exchange for Starlight Shards.
|Item||Description||Prerequisite||Cost (Starlight Shards)|
|Finger Maiden Therolina Puppet||Summons spirit of Finger Maiden Therolina||Default||2|
|Jarwight Puppet||Summons Jarwight spirit||default||3|
|Dolores the Sleeping Arrow Puppet||Summons spirit of Solores the Sleeping Arrow||5||Give the potion to Nepheli Loux and discover her puppet in his lab|
|Dung Eater Puppet||Summons spirit of the Dung Eater||5||Give the potion to Dung Eater and discover his puppet in his lab|
Seluvis and Ranni
The next step of Seluvis Quest requires you to progress Ranni’s Quest and speak with Blaidd in Siofra River, who will suggest you speak to Seluvis to learn more about Nokron. Return to him and speak to him to obtain Seluvis’ Introduction. At this stage, you’ll need to purchase all available Sorceries and Puppets from Seluvis, to prompt his next step of the Quest. There is a deadline to this step, you must do this before you plunder Nokron and hand over the Fingerslayer Blade to Ranni, or else you will find Seluvis dead the next time you visit him in his tower.
Once you’ve purchased everything he has to offer, he’ll request that you assist him in creating a potion that can turn even a demigod (Ranni), into a puppet. This begins the betraying Ranni Questline, but you can still advance this for now with little consequence. To make this point, he’ll need an Amber Starlight found in the Altus Plateau.
Make your way to the Altus Highway Junction Site of Grace and head east along the path, then north to find a valley, at the end of this you will find your Amber Starlight. Return to Seluvis once more and hand this over, as thanks you’ll obtain the Magic Scorpion Charm Talisman, the main reward for Seluvis’ Quest, along with the Amber Draught that he asks for you to give to Ranni. This is decision time once again, if you decide to hand this over to Ranni, she will kill you, then Seluvis and you’ll fail her Quest, preventing you from a secret ending among other things. As the outcome is Seluvis’ death regardless, we strongly advise giving this Amber Draught to Ranni.
Seluvis after death
One way or another, Seluvis will die as a result of this or Ranni’s Quest. You can visit his body to obtain Seluvis’s Bell Bearing along with the Preceptor Armor Set. You’ll also be able to purchase any outstanding puppets from his body at any time. What’s more, if you turned Nepheli Loux into a puppet, you can return to Pidia, the merchant found in the chapel down the cliff to the southwest of Seluvis’s Rise to find him being attacked by puppets. Examine the body to obtain the Nepheli Loux Puppet Spirit Ash, the final reward from this Questline.