Even the most benign characters in the Elden Ring often have a rich history, with repercussions, big or small, on other missions. Such is the case with Rya, if you do not meet her in the right place, at the right time, at the beginning of the game, you will miss many opportunities. Suffice to say, it would be a shame. It is therefore necessary to start the following missions before reaching the Altus Plateau.
Location of Rhea Recruiter in Lornia
First meeting with Ria Under the gazebo, south of Liurnia. It’s easy to find once you get the local map part, because it is Next to the telescope icon.
When you talk to her, she will mention her work as a recruit, but for now, she’s basically trying to find her contract that was stolen by a serial killer. A fun detail is that Freed Pat is also on a nearby island, at least if you’ve started his quests. He will also suggest you help Rhea. Like it happens that he’s acting right, at least before he advises you to test the torture machine in the depths of the academy to make you teleport to the world tree instantaneously.
Shrimp butcher is boiling
To find the precious medal, go north, at shrimp boiler hut, which even has its own permissive point. Talk to the thug and ask him for the medal. But he will refuse to give it to you, and ask for 1000 runes. You can either buy it or kill it to pick it up from its corpse. You better pay it.
After purchasing the medal, the criminal can talk to the criminal again, and then add the boiled shrimp to his shop. An interesting detail is that without talking to Rhea previously, it is impossible to access his merchandise and follow the interactions related to him.
While you’re there, buy at least one rogue shrimp. It is a powerful, consumable defensive material that is extremely useful for bosses. Talk to him again for empathy, and he will give you an easy expression so you don’t have your character in the frame when you take a screenshot. Later in the adventure, you can summon it in front of the boss of the Magma Dragon, and then you’ll end up moving under the capital’s walls. This is useful for validating Coprophage’s private ending, if you ever want to find out. Like what, Rhea’s research has important implications.
But now back to Rhea. Return her medal, and she will give you an invite In Vulcano Manor. You don’t really need to join places, nor to this faction, but it will be used for the next step.
Ria in Altus Plateau
You have to make it to the Altus Plateau to keep going, the route doesn’t really matter, whether it’s through the arcades of the river or the great Dectus lift. If you validated the previous steps correctly, Rhea should be waiting for you at the exit. If it is not there, return to the nearest point of grace and use the elevator to reach the roof.
She will congratulate you and then offer to take you straight to Volcano Manor. accept to take his hand. You will arrive directly at the palace which will save you a lot of time.
Rhea and Tanith at Vulcano Manor
The sequel plays out the same way no matter how you get to the mansion. Agree to join the faction by talking to Tanith, then enter the living room with the key, then talk to Rhea. Also pick up the letter on the table. To continue the missions of RIA, You will have to complete the palace assassination missionswhich also means he won’t kill Rykard right away.
Note that the following Rya quests do not offer exceptional bonuses, just a spell with negative effects, and a main object with questionable use. If you want to continue, Beware of completing the assassination missions too quicklyYou have to complete the stages with Ria between two stages at a time.
After completing the quest for the first palace assassination, Rhea was supposed to disappear from the main hall. She is now in the second small adjoining hall, on the right in the corridor, but in another form: the portrait of a not-so-terrifying snake woman. Talk to him until you run out of dialogue. Then go and talk to Tanith, and mention Zorias. By repopulating the area, Rhea will have resumed his human appearance.
Talk to her again, she will mention the noise in the walls, now it’s time to start exploring the mansion. If you haven’t done so already, expose the fake wall in the next room, as well as the very strong fake walls in the other rooms, if that’s fun. Your goal is to reach the prison city’s grace point, and come back to talk to Zorayas afterwards. You can then go talk to Tanith for further dialogue.
The noble sacred chair and the serpent Amnius
Advance through the dungeon of the mansion until you reach the first chief, Noble Sanctechair, whom you will have to kill. Then choose the Snake Amnios quest item, to return it to Rya. Then it will disappear from the area.
Forgetting Potion and Final Choice
Go and talk to Tanith about the absence of Zorias, she will give you Forgetting Potion To make him drink (you become a habit in this game with siloves). Return to the palace dungeon, passing the temple’s blessing point and taking the nearby wooden elevator. You have to get off the elevator before you reach the top, there is a door in the shaft, just before the end. You can also get out of the lava to get to the hidden room.
By talking to Zorayas, she will ask you to kill her in order to end her suffering. You have three options:
- just kill itThe spell will fall off Will Daedcar. It increases the damage received, which is only important for completing your collection or playing in hard mode.
- Keep it and go kill demigod Rykard (remember to finish other mansion quests first). Upon your return, after recharging the area, a Daedicar Doom spell and a farewell message await. You’ve gone on a journey to get stronger, and she thanks you. This is by far the best option for a positive result.
- You can give him the forgetful potionThen you will sleep. After defeating Ricard, Zorias finds herself in one of the side rooms, still asleep. After the area is recharged, the talisman is in place.
Thus ends the task. Potion of Oblivion has an unexpected interaction with Coryhn, during the later stages of his quest. We can offer him to drink but he refuses. It is possible that there are other uses for this potion, or that it comes with a patch, or even DLC.
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