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 and complete her Questline.
How to Meet Ranni at Ranni’s Rise
You will have actually met Ranni before this encounter, she previously went under the guise of Renna and gave you the ability to use Spirit Ashes back at the . This is an entirely optional encounter however, you can still meet and begin her Quest after you gain access to , which you can do so by defeating at .
Once Loretta is defeated, head out the back and you’ll reach the Three Sisters area, guarded by the fearsome which you can choose to fight or run by (it’s suggested to kill it if you’re able to) and then ascend the middle of the three towers here to reach .
Once you speak with her, she asks if you will serve her and you must agree to this to continue her Quest. If you have been progressing Rogier’s Quest you will first ask about the Cursemark and must return to him before Ranni will offer you to enter into her service. Once agreed, she bids you to speak with her companions below, namely Blaidd who will then move to at this point.
Where is Blaidd in Siofra River?
You’ll need to seek out at this point (you can speak with Smithing Master Iji and before but it’s not necessary), and you can do so by heading down to the , accessed via the in eastern . Once here, continue on until you reach the Bank Site of Grace and travel southeast to locate . You conversation with suggests knows more than he’s letting on.
Speak to Sorcerer Sellen
You may have already met Sorcerer Sellen, but if not, you can find her by heading to and defeating the Mad Pumpkin Head at the . Upon speaking to her, she’ll reveal that General Radhan stopped the stars and that you’ll need to defeat him should you wish to progress further into Nokron. With this information, you can return to and deliver Sellen’s story and points you in the direction of in where you can find General Radhan.
Defeat General Radhan
You’ll most likely have to put this Quest on hold for a while at this point, you’ll need to travel to and progress through the main quest there until you meet again at Plaza. Travelling north from here will direct you to a portal that will culminate in the boss battle with Starscourge Radhan. Upon his defeat, a meteor shower will occur, indicating that the way to Nokron is now open.
Enter Nokron and Obtain the Fingerslayer Blade
Return to and return to the by taking the lift back down. From the Ancestral Woods Site of the Grace (found in the center of the region), you can make your way down a new path to reach Nokron at long last. Exploring the area, you’ll eventually reach a large statue of a Finger Reader and, below it, you’ll find a chest containing the , this is not a weapon, but a Key Item.
With this in hand, return to Ranni at and hand it over to her to complete Ranni’s first task. Speak with her once more and she’ll hand over the which is needed to gain access to the Divine Tower of Liurna. Before you head there, be sure to head to the to find him dead, allowing you to collect his equipment and his Bell Bearing to give to the .
Find the Miniature Ranni and Defeat Baleful Shadow
Return to and you’ll find the way to the top of the tower is now open where you’ll find a portal, use this to arrive in , below Liurna. You’ll immediately spot an open coffin and inside, the , pocket this and then use the nearby Site of Grace to discover an option to speak to . Select this option three times and Ranni will communicate via the doll, and she will request you seek out and defeat the Baleful Shadow.
Follow the path far to the southwest to eventually reach and proceed through there until you meet the Invader Baleful Shadow. This is a difficult battle, but persevere and once the deed is done you’ll receive the .
Obtain the Dark Moon Ring
At this point, you should have defeated Rennala in , return to the Raya Lucaria Grand Library Site of Grace and you’ll be able to unlock the chest here to obtain the . Again, you can’t equip this as it’s just a Key Item but you’ll need it to advance Ranni’s Quest.
Defeat Astel and Reach Moonlight Altar
Return to where you fought Baleful Shadow and proceed down the lift to arrive at the , you’ll want protection against Rot (such as ) you navigate this area. Proceed through the area and at the far end, you’ll reach a coffin that you can interact with. This will whisk you off to a boss arena, where you’ll need to defeat , a very tough boss that blocks your way. Once defeated, if you have the Dark Moon ring, you’ll be able to proceed to the end of the cave and take the lift up to the Moonlight Altar.
Reach the Cathedral of Manus Celes and Obtain Dark Moon Greatsword
You’ll find yourself in an extremely hostile area rife with dragons and a rematch with should you wish it. Just beyond this dragon is the and inside you’ll find a hole you can drop down. Follow the path in this cave to reach the resting place of , interact with her to place the ring on her and you’ll be greeted with the Ranni you spoke with at . After telling you to follow the path of the Elden Lord, she’ll vanish, leaving the in the process. This is Elden Ring’s version of the and is one of the better weapons in the game.
Activate the Secret Ending, Age of the Stars
This final part is completely optional, but for completing these steps, you have fulfilled the conditions for the secret ending, Age of the Stars. Proceed through the game until you defeat the final boss and upon its defeat, you’ll be able to Summon Ranni and activate the ending, thus completely finishing Ranni’s Quest, the longest in the game.