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Let's give them a show to remember, eh. Just don't you go dying on me. For Ranni's sake too.

- Blaidd to the Tarnished, during the Festival of Radahn.


Blaidd the Half-Wolf is an NPC in Elden Ring. He is a half-wolf warrior in service to Lunar Princess Ranni and serves as her faithful shadow.

Overview[]

Blaidd was created by Ranni's own Two Fingers as a vassal to Lunar Princess Ranni and to be incapable of treachery towards her, as she was one of the three Empyreans candidates chosen by the Greater Will, along with Miquella and Malenia, to eventually replace their mother Queen Marika the Eternal as the God of a new age. However, the Two Fingers also created a failsafe within Blaidd that was unknown to him; that if Ranni should ever deny the destiny set out for her by the Greater Will and rebel against it, the loyal shadow would slowly descend into madness, which would inevitably pose a threat to Ranni herself.

He was approved by Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon[1] and became raised as Ranni's stepbrother. He was willing to descend into madness as his ultimate end to support his stepsister Ranni's will from his heart.

Character Information[]

Basic Info[]

Location HP Runes Drops
Limgrave 1506 2000 -
Siofra River 2991 2000 -
Wailing Dunes (cooperator) -
Wailing Dunes 3175 2000 -
Limgrave (after releasing from Forlorn Hound Evergaol) 4290 2000 -
Three Sisters 5445 2000 Royal Greatsword

Blaidd's Set

Equipment[]

Right Hand Left Hand Armor Items Spells
Royal's Greatsword - Blaidd's Set - -

Quest Items[]

Image Item Name Requirements
ER Icon somber smithing stone 2 Somber Smithing Stone 2 Speaking to him after killing Bloodhound Knight Darriwil with his assistance


Questline Progression[]

  1. Limgrave (Mistwood Ruins)
    • Blaidd can be heard howling in Mistwood. After hearing the howl, speak to Kalé and select "About the howling in Mistwood." This will unlock the Finger Snap gesture.
    • Use Finger Snap in Mistwood near a ruined tower containing a Runebear to cause Blaidd to jump down. Talk to him and exhaust his dialogue.
  2. Limgrave (Forlorn Hound Evergaol)
    • Enter the Forlorn Hound Evergaol in Limgrave and defeat Bloodhound Knight Darriwil. Blaidd will be available as a summon during this fight.
    • Speak to Blaidd next to the Forlorn Hound Evergaol to earn a Somber Smithing Stone [2].
  3. Liurnia of the Lakes (Ranni's Rise)
    • After entering Ranni's service, a projection of Blaidd will appear in Ranni's Rise. This step is skipped if Starscourge Radahn has already been defeated.
  4. Siofra River Bank
    • Blaidd will appear in Siofra River. He will suggest talking to Seluvis about how to get into Nokron. This step is skipped if Starscourge Radahn has already been defeated.
  5. Siofra River Bank
    • (Optional) After speaking to Seluvis about Nokron and then speaking to Sellen, return to Blaidd in Siofra River Bank and exhaust his dialogue. He will move to Redmane Castle afterwards.
  6. Caelid (Redmane Castle)
    • Blaidd will appear in the plaza at Redmane Castle when the Radahn Festival begins. He also appears as an optional summon in the fight against Starscourge Radahn.
    • (Optional) After defeating Radahn, speak to Blaidd next to the Starscourge Radahn Site of Grace. He will mark the location of the entrance to Nokron, Eternal City, on your map.
  7. Limgrave (Forlorn Hound Evergaol)
    • (Optional) Interact with the Forlorn Hound Evergaol to speak to Blaidd. Either choose to release him or leave him.
  8. Liurnia of the Lakes (Three Sisters)
    • After giving Ranni the Darkmoon Ring, Blaidd will appear as a hostile NPC outside Ranni's Rise. Defeat him to receive his armour and weapon.
  9. Liurnia of the Lakes (Kingsrealm Ruins)
    • (Optional) Speak to War Counselor Iji to deliver the news of Blaidd's death.

Notes[]

  • During Ranni's questline, the Tarnished will come across a Baleful Shadow, one of the assassins sent after Ranni by her Two Fingers. This Shadow takes the form of Blaidd, although it is not actually him.
  • Interestingly, near Ranni's Rise a corpse can be found which holds a mask that is nearly identical to Blaidd's head. Whether or not this mask belonged to the Baleful Shadow assassin encountered in Nokron by Ranni and the Tarnished, or if it belonged to another assassin who had tried to disguise themselves as Blaidd in order to get close to Ranni before the events of the game, is unknown.
  • The name "Blaidd" is Welsh for "Wolf."

Dialogue[]

English Dialogue  
After using the "Finger Snap" gesture to get his attention
Who goes there?
Kalé send you, did he? Ever the bloody busybody.
Hmm. Maybe to him, you don't seem so strange.
The name's Blaidd. I'm looking for a man who goes by "Darriwil".
He fled somewhere nearby. Or so I've heard.
Come tell me if you find him before I do.
I can offer you ample reward.
Speaking to him again
Darriwil is nothing but a traitor.
And in need of a fitting end to his tale.
Upon entering Darriwil's Evergaol
Darriwil...
Rotting in a cell is no true justice.
No, this is where it ends for you.
After killing Darriwil
...Right. There you are.
Had to work for it, but it's done.
Don't say I'm not a man of my word. Here's your prize.
Speaking to him again
Oh yes, I should say,
If you venture north to Raya Lucaria, and come across a venerable blacksmith who's a little on the large side...
Tell him I sent you.
And he'll be sure to treat you right.
I owe you one, I reckon.
Speaking to him a third time
That's enough chit-chat for now.
It's time we parted ways.
At Ranni's Rise, upon entering her service
Ahh, long time, friend.
Blaidd, if you've forgotten.
Glad to have you in the service of mistress Ranni.
Well. Getting right to business...
I'm still in Limgrave.
The eternal city of Nokron lies somewhere at the bottom of this land.
I'm planning to go below through the well in the Mistwood.
See if I can't find the road to Nokron from there...
At Ranni's Rise, if you had not spoken to him before
Ah. I heard about you. Good to finally meet.
Name's Blaidd, sworn sword to mistress Ranni.
Glad to have you aboard.
Well. Getting right to business...
I'm situated in Limgrave right now.
The eternal city of Nokron lies somewhere at the bottom of this land.
I'm planning to go below through the well in the Mistwood.
See if I can't find the road to Nokron from there...
I'm going below through the well in the Mistwood.
See if I can't find the road to Nokron...
Don't keep me waiting, eh.
In Nokron
Ah, good to see you.
Apologies mate, but I don't have much to report.
I can see bloody Nokron, right above me, but I'm absolutely stumped.
I've tried all the gateways, to no avail...
...Perhaps it's time to ask Seluvis?
I recall that spiteful little rat acting like he knew something...
Let's give him a squeeze. Show him just how sharp my teeth are...
I jest, I wouldn't go that far.
Besides, I should check on some things here.
Leave this place to me. You just do what you feel is right.
If either of us learns anything, we tell the other. Right?
Speaking to him again
Leave this place to me. You just do what you feel is right.
If either of us learns anything, we tell the other. Right?
And if we reach a dead end, I suppose we go back to the source.
Seluvis rarely gives a straight answer, the first time.
Returning to him after gaining information from Seluvis
Hmm...
So Ranni's fate is kept in stasis by Starscourge Radahn...
That reminds me of something I heard.
There's a festival being held at the castle on the southern edge of the Caelid Wilds, east of Limgrave.
It's a festival of combat. And I heard...that you can fight Radahn himself. He who was once called the strongest of all the demigods...
Maybe it's just a coincidence, but I think it's worth investigating.
I'll be on my way to this festival of Radahn then...
Returning to him after gaining information from Iji
Hmm...
So Ranni's fate is kept in stasis by Starscourge Radahn...
And there's a festival of war being held at Redmane Castle in Caelid,
where you can fight the man himself, once the strongest of the demigods.
It's all coming together. Seems like Iji was on to something.
I'll be on my way to this festival of Radahn then...
Speaking to him again
You're coming too, right? To Radahn's festivities...
I'll meet you at Redmane Castle in Caelid.
The way ahead is pleasingly simple. We fight, sword and fang.
At the Radahn Festival
Ah, there you are. Took your sweet time.
The players are all made up, and waiting for the curtain...
Let's give them a show to remember, eh.
Just don't you go dying on me. For Ranni's sake, too.
Speaking to him again, if you fought with him previously
Once more into the fray together, eh.
Heh. This might even be fun.
Speaking to him again, if you did not fight with him previously
Into the fray together, eh.
Heh. Let's see what you're made of.
At the Radahn Festival, if you never found him in Nokron
Ah, thought I might find you here.
I must admit I was a little worried. We missed our meeting.
But it looks like you're still in one piece, eh.
You must have heard by now, right?
That Starscourge Radahn holds Ranni's fate in stasis.
But once he's out of the way, it will spring back into motion.
So now, we stand against the demigod once known as the strongest of them all.
The way ahead is pleasingly simple. We fight, sword and fang.
At the Radahn Festival, if you met earlier but did not enter Ranni's service
Hm. Long time.
Seems we're fated to keep crossing paths.
Now, we find ourselves at a festival of combat, pitted against Radahn, once the strongest of the demigods.
The way ahead is pleasingly simple. A path forged by sword and fang.
At the Radahn Festival, if you had never met before
Mm... As a fellow combatant, allow me to introduce myself.
Blaidd, warrior.
Now, we find ourselves pitted against Radahn, once the strongest of the demigods.
The way ahead is pleasingly simple; a path forged by sword and fang.
Speaking to him again
Hm. Nothing to do but wait. Until the festival begins.
After killing Radahn, while in Ranni's service
Ah, good. I was waiting for you.
What a sick way to fight, eh.
The glory of the clash is shared, by Radahn and you.
And hah! Did you see that, afterwards?
A falling star, right before our eyes!
I can't fathom how Radahn was holding back something of that scale.
He was a living legend, if ever I saw one.
And, the path has now been cleared.
To Nokron, where Ranni's fate will be decided.
Let's meet where the falling star bit the earth.
We'll take up our swords once more. For mistress Ranni.
Speaking to him again
The curtain's rising...on the final act.
After killing Radahn, if not in Ranni's service
Hmph, what a sick way to fight, eh mate.
The glory of the clash is shared, by Radahn and you.
And then a falling star, right before our eyes!
I can't fathom how Radahn was holding back something of that scale.
He was a living legend, if ever I saw one.
Well, it's time I left.
The wheel of fate has been set into motion.
If it's on the cards, I'd be glad to meet again.
You are a fine warrior.
Finding Blaidd in the Evergaol
Oh, it's you...
It's me, Blaidd.
Old Iji trapped me here.
Told me I'd bring nought but bale to Lady Ranni.
But there's no chance that could happen.
I'm part of her being. Her very shadow...
I thought old Iji knew as much...
Honestly, I don't know what's going on anymore...
Speaking to him again
I don't understand. Why would Iji do this...
I could never intend harm to Lady Ranni. What's he thinking...
Agree to free him
My thanks, friend.
I'm going to see mistress Ranni, now.
I don't know what came over old Iji,
but even if the odds are slim, I need to check the mistress is safe.
Now, Ranni can finally set in motion
the fight against her fate she's dreamt of for so long.
Meeting him again outside of Ranni's Rise
...
No. I'm part of her very being!
I could never betray her!
No matter what might happen...
Ranni... She needs me..
If attacked (Mistwood)
Oh?
If attacked again (Mistwood)
What are you playing at?
If turned hostile (Mistwood)
Fine.
Time to douse your little flame.
If the player is killed (Mistwood)
Hmph. Pathetic little man./Hmph. Pathetic little woman.
Death (Mistwood)
You're...you're strong of arm.
But ask yourself...
What harm can be done...to a shadow?
Returning to Mistwood after killing him
Didn't I say? No harm can befall a shadow.
If turned hostile (Siofra River)
Alright then.
Better to put you down now.
Before you trouble mistress Ranni.
If the player is killed (Siofra River)
Don't show your face again.
Stay away from mistress Ranni.
Death (Siofra River)
Traitorous wretch...
You're...you're a danger...
Returning to Siofra River after killing him
I...am shadowbound.
Wherever mistress Ranni goes, I follow.
You are a danger. You die here.
If attacked (Forlorn Hound Evergaol)
Stop, please...
You think me a bringer of bale as well?
Fine. I am Ranni's shadow and it's for her that I fight.
Whatever any of you might call me.
If the player is killed (Forlorn Hound Evergaol)
I am no bringer of bale.
I must return to Ranni's side.
Death (Forlorn Hound Evergaol)
Tell...me...
Why... Why am I...bale to Ranni?

Japanese Dialogue  
After using the "Finger Snap" gesture to get his attention
…誰だ、貴様?
…カーレだな。まったく、相変わらずお節介な奴だ
だが、あいつの見立てなら、おかしな奴ではないのだろう
俺はブライヴ。今は、ダリウィルという男を探している
この地に逃げ込んだと、聞いていてな
…もし見つけたら、俺を呼んで欲しい
幾ばくかの礼も約束しよう
Speaking to him again
…ダリウィルは、裏切り者でな
相応しい末路が必要なのさ
Upon entering Darriwil's Evergaol
…ダリウィル
お前ほどの男が、封牢の幽鬼になり果てるとは…
消えてもらうぞ
After killing Darriwil
…ああ、お前か
手間をかけさせたな
約束の礼だ。貰ってくれ
Speaking to him again
…ああ、それから
もしお前が、この地の北、レアルカリアで、少しばかり大きい、鍛冶屋の爺様を見かけたら
…俺の紹介だと、伝えるがいい
きっとよくしてくれるだろう
…お前には、手間をかけさせたからな
Speaking to him a third time
…少し、話し過ぎたか
別れるとしよう
At Ranni's Rise, upon entering her service
…久しぶりだな
改めて、俺はブライヴ
お前を歓迎する。共に、ラニに仕える者として
それで、早速任務の話だが…
俺はまだ、リムグレイブにいる
永遠の都、ノクローンは、この地の底にあるのだからな
これから、霧の森の井戸に潜ってみるつもりだ
ノクローンへの道を見つけるために
At Ranni's Rise, if you had not spoken to him before
ああ、お前か、聞いているよ
俺はブライヴ。ラニの剣、戦士だ
歓迎する。共にラニに仕える者として
それで、早速任務の話だが…
俺は今、リムグレイブにいる
永遠の都、ノクローンは、この地の底にあるのだからな
これから、霧の森の井戸に潜ってみるつもりだ
ノクローンへの道を見つけるために
俺は、霧の森の井戸に潜ってみるつもりだ
ノクローンへの道を見つけるために
…待っているぞ
In Nokron
ああ、お前か
すまんが、収穫無しだ
頭の上にノクローンが見えているのに、どうにも手立てが見つからぬ
転送門も、すべて試してみたのだがな…
…セルブス
あの陰湿な男は、何かを知っている風だったが…
喰い殺してでも聞き出してやるか…
…ああ、それはまだ冗談だ
もう少しここを調べてみるのが先だろう
ここは俺に任せて、お前はお前で動いてくれ
そして、何か分かったら共有して欲しい
Note: He more bluntly says he will eat Seluvis alive to get the information out of him.
Speaking to him again
ここは俺に任せて、お前はお前で動いてくれ
そして、何か分かったら共有して欲しい
…だが、どうにも埒が明かぬなら、考えるべきかもしれんな
セルブスの思わせぶりを糺すことを
Returning to him after gaining information from Seluvis
…ふむ
星砕きのラダーンが、ラニの運命を留めていると…
そういえば、聞いたことがあるな
リムグレイブの東、ケイリッドの南端にある城で、祭りが行われると
それは戦祭り、かつて最も強かったデミゴッド、ラダーンに挑む祭りだと…
符合だな。だとすると、信じてみるのも悪くない
ラダーン祭りに向かうとするか
Returning to him after gaining information from Iji
…ふむ
星砕きのラダーンが、ラニの運命を留めていると…
そして、戦祭りがケイリッドの赤獅子城で行われようとしている
かつて最も強かったデミゴッド、ラダーンに挑む祭りが…
符合だな。それに、イジ爺の推論が的外れなはずもない
ラダーン祭りに向かうとするか
Speaking to him again
お前も、向かうんだろう?ラダーン祭りに
ケイリッドの赤獅子城で、落ち合うとしよう
…剣と牙で道を開く。分かりやすくてよい
At the Radahn Festival
ああ、お前か。待っていたぞ
役者も揃っているようだ
ラダーン祭り、存分に挑ませてもらうとしよう
だが、お前、死ぬなよ。ラニのためにも
Speaking to him again, if you fought with him previously
…また、共に戦うことになるとはな
フフッ、悪くないな
Speaking to him again, if you did not fight with him previously
…共に戦うことになるとはな
フフッ、少し楽しみだ
At the Radahn Festival, if you never found him in Nokron
ああ、やはりお前もきたか
すれ違ってしまったようで、気にかけていたのだが
お前には、不要だったな
…聞いたのだろう?
星砕きのラダーンが、ラニの運命を留めていると
そしてラダーンが倒れるとき、ラニの運命も、また動き出すと
…かつて、最も強かったデミゴッドに挑む
剣と牙で道を開く。分かりやすくてよい
At the Radahn Festival, if you met earlier but did not enter Ranni's service
…久しぶりだな
お前とは、縁があるようだ
かつて最も強かったデミゴッド、ラダーンに挑む祭り
…剣と牙で道を開く。分かりやすくてよい
At the Radahn Festival, if you had never met before
…共に祭りに挑む者として、名乗っておこう
俺はブライヴ。戦士だ
かつて最も強かったデミゴッド、ラダーンに挑む
…剣と牙で道を開く。分かりやすくてよい
Speaking to him again
…待つとしよう。祭りのはじまりを
After killing Radahn, while in Ranni's service
おお、お前、待っていたぞ
凄まじい戦い様だったな
この祭りの誉れは、間違いなく、ラダーンと、そしてお前のものだ
ハハハッ!それに、見たか?
まさか目の前で、星が落ちるとはな!
ラダーンも、とんでもないものを封じていたものだ
正に神話の英雄よ
…だが、これで道は開けた
ラニの運命、ノクローンへの道が
星の落ちた場所で、落ち合おう
そしてまた、共に戦うとしよう。ラニのために
Speaking to him again
いよいよ本番というわけだ…
After killing Radahn, if not in Ranni's service
…お前、凄まじい戦い様だったな
この祭りの誉れは、間違いなく、ラダーンと、そしてお前のものだ
…それに、まさか目の前で星が落ちるとはな
ラダーンも、とんでもないものを封じていたものだ
正に神話の英雄よ
…さて、俺はもう行く
運命は、動き出したのだからな
縁があれば、また会おう
素晴らしい戦士よ
Finding Blaidd in the Evergaol
…ああ、お前か
俺だ、ブライヴだ
…イジ爺に嵌められたんだ
俺がラニの、災いになると
だが、そんなことのあろうはずはない
俺はラニの影従、欠けることのない一部
イジ爺も、そうと知っているだろうに…
正直、わけが分からないんだ
Speaking to him again
分からない。イジ爺は、なぜこんなことを…
俺がラニの災いになるなど、あろうはずもないのに…
Agree to free him
…すまん、助かった
俺はラニに会いに行くよ
イジ爺が何を考えているのか、分からないが
万が一にも、彼女に危険があってはならぬ…
…ラニは、ようやく始められるのだ
ずっと望んでいた、運命に挑む戦いを
Meeting him again outside of Ranni's Rise
...
…違う。俺は欠けることのない一部
決してラニを裏切らぬ
ずっと、何があろうとも
…ラニは、俺を待っているんだ…
If attacked (Mistwood)
…ほう
If attacked again (Mistwood)
お前、何のつもりだ?
If turned hostile (Mistwood)
…仕方ない
振りかかる火の粉は、払うとしよう
If the player is killed (Mistwood)
…フン、下らぬ男だ / …フン、下らぬ女だ
Death (Mistwood)
…やるものだな
だが、覚えておけ
影を滅ぼすことはできん
Returning to Mistwood after killing him
…言ったろう。影を滅ぼすことはできん
If turned hostile (Siofra River)
…まあ、いい
何れラニの害になるものなら
殺すのは、早い方がよかろう…
If the player is killed (Siofra River)
二度と、姿を見せるな
ラニの前に
Death (Siofra River)
…裏切り者め
お前は、危険だ…
Returning to Siofra River after killing him
…我は影従
ラニあるところ、常にある影
お前は、危険だ。ここで殺す
If attacked (Forlorn Hound Evergaol)
…やめてくれ
お前まで、俺を災いと呼ぶのか
…いいだろう。俺はラニの影従、彼女のために戦う
お前たちが、俺を何と呼ぼうともな!
If the player is killed (Forlorn Hound Evergaol)
…俺は決して、災いではない
ラニの元に、行かなければ…
Death (Forlorn Hound Evergaol)
…教えてくれ…
なぜ俺が、ラニの災いなのだ...

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References[]

  1. War Counselor Iji: "Blaidd is Lady Ranni's stepbrother. Ranni's mother, Queen Rennala, approved of him, and they played like siblings from childhood."
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