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Nepheli Loux

Game: Elden Ring

A warrior who can be summoned for a variety of fights. Her quest has some valuable rewards, whether she becomes the Lord of Limgrave or one of Seluvis’s Puppets.

Nepheli Loux is a strong summon for Godrick the Grafted, as well as Omenkiller and Godfrey, First Elden Lord (at the Ashen Capital) if her questline is progressed to make her available for them. Her quest ultimately rewards you with an Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone, and the possibility to buy another from Gostoc. She can also be turned into the Nepheli Loux Puppet instead, as part of Seluvis’s quest.

How to Complete Nepheli Loux, Kenneth Haight, and Gostoc’s Questline

Note: This step can be skipped if you kill Godrick the Grafted and speak to Gideon Ofnir before encountering her. Without meeting her here, her quest will still progress as normal.

Nepheli Loux is first encountered in Stormveil Castle, where she will be in a room directly to the south of the large, troll-guarded stairway leading to Godrick the Grafted‘s boss room. After exhausting her dialogue, she will be available as a summon for Godrick the Grafted.

After Godrick is defeated (and provided you’ve spoken to Gideon Ofnir at least once), Nepheli Loux will move to the room outside the library in Roundtable Hold, near the Twin Maiden Husks. Exhaust her dialogue here.

WARNING: You must complete this step before burning the Erdtree by speaking to Melina at the Forge of the Giants, or else she will vanish for good, leaving behind 2 Stormhawk Axes at the Village of the Abinaurics and nothing else.

After leaving the Roundtable Hold, Nepheli will go to the Village of the Albinaurics in Liurnia, where she is hunting Omenkiller. Speak to her before going up to the Village in order to unlock her as a summon for the fight, and then defeat Omenkiller. Killing him will reward you with the Crucible Knot Talisman.

After defeating Omenkiller, Nepheli will return to the Roundtable Hold and fall into a deep despair. She can be found down the stairs from Hewg, next to a Stonesword Key fog door. Exhaust her dialog, and then speak to Gideon Ofnir about her despair.

WARNING: If you chose to give Seluvis’s Potion to Nepheli Loux here, she will become a puppet, rendering the remainder of her quest impossible to complete. Conversely, continuing onto step 6 and giving her the Stormhawk King, or progressing Ranni’s quest until she gets the Fingerslayer Blade, will make it impossible to turn Nepheli into a puppet. This step should only be taken if you want Nepheli Loux to become a puppet, rather than the Lord of Limgrave.

Should you wish Nepheli Loux to become a puppet, progress Seluvis’s questline until he gives you Seluvis’s Potion. After learning of Nepheli’s despair, you can give the potion to her, causing her to turn into the Nepheli Loux Puppet and effectively ending her questline.

WARNING: Continuing Nepheli’s quest in this manner does lock you out of turning her into a puppet as a part of Seluvis’s quest.

After learning of Nepheli’s despair, you can resolve to help her overcome it. To do so, you must retrieve the Stormhawk King from the Chapel of Anticipation (where you began the game). In order to reach it, you will need to use a Stonesword Key on South-facing gateway of the Four Belfries in Liurnia and then to defeat the Grafted Scion boss (unless you did so on your first attempt at the beginning of the game). After this, a door that was previously closed will be open, and you can use it to go upstairs from the very first room you started in in order to acquire the Stormhawk King and Stormhawk Deenh ashes.

Once you have the Stormhawk King, you can return to the Roundtable Hold and give it to Nepheli Loux.

At this point, Nepheli is ready to become the Lord of Limgrave, but in order to do so, some other conditions will have to be met.

Firstly, Kenneth Haight’s questline must be to the point where he has returned to Fort Haight, and is saying that he is looking for a fitting ruler for Limgrave (I wonder who that might be). To do so, you simply need to clear the Fort of Godrick’s soldiers and exhaust his dialog. It is a good idea to talk to him again after giving Nepheli the Stormhawk King, even if you already have.

Secondly, you need to have slain Morgott, and need to have made sure to have talked to Gideon Ofnir about getting Nepheli out of her despair.

At this point, Nepheli Loux, Kenneth Haight, and Gatekeeper Gostoc should move to Godrick’s throne room in Stormveil Castle, where Nepheli has taken on the title of Lord of Limgrave. Exhaust her dialog here, where you will be rewarded with an Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone. Afterward, Gatekeeper Gostoc will have another Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone available to purchase for 20,000 Runes. This will also make Nepheli Loux available as a summon for the Godfrey/Hoarah Loux boss fight in Leyndell, Ashen Capital.

This step is incredibly finicky, and so if the NPCs have not moved to the throne room when they should’ve, you may need to take extra steps. In order to ensure they show up, you should rest at the Lake-Facing Cliffs in Liurnia, speak to Kenneth Haight again, and then teleport to Godrick the Grafted’s Site of Grace and leave the room to rest at the Secluded Cell Site of Grace just outside his boss room. Doing all of this should correct the glitch, causing the NPCs to move to the throne room to give you your reward.

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