Mt. Gelmir - Dungeons, Points of Interest, and Secrets - Elden Ring Guide - IGN (2024)


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Mount Gelmir is one of the main regions in Elden Ring. This page includes an overview of the area, including all main dungeons, bosses, loot, and secrets to find in this region.

Mt. Gelmir is one of the sub-regions of the Altus Plateau directly north of Liurnia, and is a site of a lava-filled volcano with its own Legacy Dungeon. It can be reached through the Road of Iniquity in the northeastern part of the Altus Plateau, with another lower path heading through a treacherous canyon past Wyndham Ruins.

The mountain is home to the crazed and frenzied remains of Leyndell soldiers sent to attack the tarnished hunters who live in the Volcano Manor, a legacy dungeon of the region that is ruled over the Praetor Rykard, one of the shardbearer demigods who rejected the Two Fingers and the Golden Order in favor of lusting after a depraved sort of power, and lords over a group of Recusants who hunt and kill other Tarnished - and may even invite you to join their schemes.

Find the locations of all Roaming Bosses, Dungeons, Points of Interest, NPCs, Scarabs, and more with our Interactive Map of the Lands Between.


To reveal the details and topography of the whole Altus Plateau region, you'll need to find three Map Fragments at the Steles located in the Altus Plateau proper, as well as Mt Gelmir and the Capital Outskirts.

  • The Mt Gelmir Map Fragment is located deep within the region, requiring you to undertake twisting pathways and climb up the mountain to reach the Volcano Manor itself, where you'll find the Map Stele on a road below the manor leading to the large broken bridge - but beware the hands that guard it.

Mt. Gelmir Map Fragment

Mt Gelmir's Legacy Dungeon is called the Volcano Manor, and it is the fourth (or possibly fifth) such main dungeon you will encounter naturally in Elden Ring. It is somewhat close in size to the Academy of Raya Lucaria, and is hidden deep within the mountain at the base of the volcano that bears its namesake. It is ruled by a depraved demigod called Praetor Rykard, the Blasphemer.

Unlike other dungeons, getting to the Volcano Manor is half the trouble - as you'll need to find the twisting paths and rope ladders to scale the mountains until you can finally reach the entrance. Once inside, you'll find the real dungeon is hidden, and must either explore carefully or undertake missions for the lady of the house, Tanith. Completing all assassination missions will let you bypass the rest of the dungeon straight to the boss, or you can explore the prison town, torture chambers, and magma fields below the manor.

When you're ready, see our Volcano Manor Walkthrough to learn how to defeat the enemies within, and find every last item and secret inside.

Volcano Manor
Godskin NobleTanith,
Rykard, Lord of Blasphemy


Mt. Gelmir is home to a variety of different roaming World Bosses, as well as certain NPC invasions.

Boss NameReward
Anastasia, Tarnished Eater (Invasion)Sacred Butchering Knife
Full Grown Fallingstar BeastSomber Smithing Stone 6, Smithing Stone 6 x5, Fallingstar Beast Jaw
Inquisitor Ghiza (Invasion)Ghiza's Wheel
Ulcerated Tree Spirit (Mt. Gelmir)Leaden Hardtear, Cerulean Hidden Tear
Magma WyrmDragon Heart
Demi-Human Queen MaggieMemory Stone

Here you'll find all the available minor dungeons located through the Mount Gelmir region, their respective dungeon bosses, and the special reward you get from clearing them. Click on a dungeon below to read the walkthrough for traversing it and finding all the secrets within.

Dungeon NameBossNotable Loot
Wyndham CatacombsErdtree Burial WatchdogLightning Scorpion Charm, Magic Grease x2, Ancient Dragon Apostle's Cookbook 1, Glovewort Picker's Bell Bearing 1
Old Altus Tunnel (Requires 2 Stonesword Keys)Stonedigger TrollSmithing Stone 5s, Somber Smithing Stone 6s, Boltdrake Talisman +1, Troll's Hammer, Great Club
The Shaded CastleElemer of the BriarPerfume Bottle, Valkyrie's Prosthesis, Stonesword key, Perfumer's Cookbook 2, Marais Executioner's Sword, Briar Greatshield, Antspur Rapier, Marias Mask, Marais Robe
Gelmir Hero's GraveRed Wolf of the ChampionStonesword Key, Mantis Blade, Bloodhound Knight Armor Set, Gelmir Knight Armor Set, Bloodhound Knight Floh Ashes
Seethewater Cave (Requires 2 Stonesword Keys)Kindred of Rot x2Mushroom Armor Set, Kindred of Rot's Exultation
Volcano CaveDemi-Human Queen MargotCoil Shield, Jar Cannon

As you explore the region of Mt. Gelmir you'll find various friendly (or seemingly friendly) faces you can find and speak to - and even buy and sell with to obtain unique wares.


  • Patches - You'll find Patches just a short distance west of the First Mt. Gelmir Campsite Site of Grace, hiding between bushes. Here he'll leave a message and a trail of Rainbow Stones to lure you to the edge of the cliffs. Speak to him, and a cutscene plays in which Patches pushes you over the ledge, saying you'll never reach the Volcano Manor.

Patches will also appear by the entrance to the manor once you pledge your allegiance to them, selling most of the same that he did in Liurnia. Once you've cleared the legacy dungeon, he'll pack up shop once more, and move east - right before the boss fight inside the Shaded Castle Minor Dungeon.

Patches Wares
Gold Pickled Fowl Foot x3 (600 Runes)Fan Daggers (160 Runes)Margit's Shackle (5,000 Runes)Grace Mimic x15 (100 Runes)Glass Shard (100 Runes)
Furlcalling Finger Remedy x3 (1,000 Runes)Festering Bloody Finger x10 (1,000 Runes)Stonesword Key (5,000 Runes)Missionary's Cookbook 2 (800 Runes)Parrying Dagger (1,600 Runes)
Estoc (3,000 Runes)Great Arrow x20 (300 Runes)Ballista Bolt x20 (300 Runes)Horse Crest Wooden Shield (1,000 Runes)Sacrificial Twig (5,000 Runes)
  • Nomadic Merchant - This Nomadic Merchant is located on a ledge after a set of ladders on the way to the Volcano Manor. You can see him sitting by a campfire with his donkey.

He notably sells the Nomadic Warrior's Cookbook 20 and the full Confessor Set.

Nomadic Merchant's Wares
Stonesword Key (5,000 Runes)Nomadic Warrior's Cookbook 20 (3,000 Runes)Arrow (20 Runes)Great Arrow (300 Runes)Bolt (40 Runes)
Explosive Bolt (160 Runes)Ballista Bolt (300 Runes)Explosive Greatbolt (800 Runes)Guilty Hood (500 Runes)Confessor Hood (1,000 Runes)
Confessor Armor (1,500 Runes)Confessor Gloves (1,000 Runes)Confessor Boots (1,000 Runes)
  • Tanith - The proprietress of Volcano Manor, you'll see her sitting down next to her bodyguard. She will ask you if you'd like to join the Volcano Manor—doing this will initiate her quest - a series of assassination missions across the Lands Between. Each will reward you with the armor or weapons of your targets. Complete them all, and she'll allow you to warp right to the boss of the dungeon. Once you defeat Rykard, she'll move to his chamber.
  • Rya - Rya is found inside the large room of the Volcano Manor after you've pledged your allegiance through Tanith. She will later reveal her true form in the room adjacent to yours once you've completed the first assassination request. There's a few different ways her questline can be resolved as you explore the manor - see our guide for more information.


  • Diallos - Diallos will move to the Volcano Manor after finding him at the Academy Gate Town. He will be here until you've killed the Legacy Dungeon's main boss, prompting him to move to Jarburg to seek his purpose.
  • Recusant Bernahl - Initially found in the Warmaster's Shack in West Limgrave, Knight Bernahl's true identity is a Tarnished hunter and member of the Volcano Manor. He sells various Ashes of War in exchange for runes. His quests are tied to Tanith Questline. Once the boss of this Legacy Dungeon is dead, he and the other inhabitants will leave, but his sword will remain behind and serve as the seller of his skills in his absence.
Recusant Bernahl's Skills
Ash of War - Stamp (Upward Cut) (1,500 Runes)Ash of War - Kick (800 Runes)Ash of War - Endure (600 Runes)Ash of War - War Cry (800 Runes)Ash of War - Spinning Slash (1,200 Runes)
Ash of War - Impaling Thrust (1,000 Runes)Ash of War - Quickstep (800 Runes)Ash of War - Stormblade (1,800 Runes)Ash of War - Eruption (8,000 Runes) NewAsh of War - Assassin's Gambit (6,500 Runes) New
Ash of War - Parry (600 Runes)Ash of War - No Skill (600 Runes)
  • Alexander the Iron Fist - After rescuing him again in East Liurnia (just above Jarburg), Alexander can be found just behind the Magma Wyrm Field Boss, south of Fort Laiedd, by the lava pool. You can safely talk to him from atop a nearby rock. If you choose to speak with him directly on the lava, we recommend healing to full health beforehand, as his dialogue can be lengthy. As a token of friendship, speaking to him here will award you a Jar Helmet!
  • Primeval Sorcerer Azur - The now-exiled Academy of Raya Lucaria Grand Master, Primeval Sorcerer Azur, is now residing at the Hermit Village on the base of Mt. Gelmir. They can't be interacted with outside of giving you the Comet Azur sorcery. This NPC is also immune to damage, but you can gain his armor set by completing the Sellen Questline and siding with her.

Mt Gelmir is home to many interesting locations, enemy camps, and other points of interest that you can discover in your journeys. Though they differ in the enemies and treasure found within, each place has something worth discovering.

Click on a point of interest to jump to the sections below that explain them in greater detail, including the enemies you'll face and secrets you can find.


Point of InterestEnemiesNotable Loot or NPCs
1Wyndham RuinsSkeletons, Tibia MarinerSmithing Stone 5, Dappled White Cured Meat, Pearldrake Talisman +
2Abductor FieldsLenydell Soldiers, Virgin AbductorsArteria Leaf x2, Bloodrose x3, Golden Rune 8, Explosive Greatbolt x5, Throwing Dagger x6
3Corpse-Stench ShackAnastasia, Tarnished-Killer, Rotten StraysGolden Vow Spell, Stonesword Key
4First Mt. Gelmir CampsiteLeyndell Soldiers, Foot Soldiers, Pumpkin HeadPatches
Golden Runes 2, 3, 4, 7, Somber Smithing Stone 6, Beast Blood, Fire Arrow x10, Pulley Bow
5Second CampsiteGrafted Scion, Marionette Soldiers, Avionette SoldiersNomadic Merchant
Scavenger's Curved Sword, Soporific Grease x2, Great Arrow x5
6Minor ErdtreeCarian Hands, Leyndell Soldiers, Foot Soldiers, Mimic (Wormface), Ulcerated Tree SpiritLarval Tear, Leaden Hardtear, Cerulean Hidden Tear, Golden Rune 4, Drawstring Fire Grease x3, Beast Blood x3
7Fort LaieddLeyndell Soldiers, Fire Acolytes, Fire Monks, Flame Chariots, Spirit Jellyfish, PrelateStonesword Key (by jellyfish), Prelate's Inferno Crozier, Armorer's Cookbook 7, Fire Scorpion Charm
8Hermit's ShackDemi-Humans, RunebearRolling Magma Spell, Smithing Stone 6 x3 (break statue), Gravel Stone
9Hermit's VillageDemi-Humans, Demi-Human Chiefs, Virgin Abductor, Glintstone Sorcerers, Demi-Human Queen MargotPrimeval Sorcerer Azul
Pulley Crossbow, String x5, Hierodas Glintstone Crown, Starlight Shards, Prattling Pate "You're Beautiful", Errant Sorcerer Armor Set, Memory Stone, Comet Azur Spell

Wyndham Ruins

You can access these ruins by traveling to the Erdtree-Gazing Hill Site of Grace by the Lux Ruins and riding north. Many destroyed stone buildings are overgrown by plants, with some half-submerged under shallow water. Several Skeletons are guarding the surrounding area, so be sure to hit their dead body to kill them off completely.

Wyndham Ruins is divided into two sections, one south where you can fight a Tibia Mariner field boss, and the other to the north on a separate plateau. The boss drops a Deathroot and the Tibia's Summons sorcery.

Abductor Fields

The Abductor Fields is an unmarked location that you can access by following the direction of the Bridge of Iniquity Site of Grace. A few Virgin Abductors are fighting off the Leyndell Knights in the area. There is not much to loot here, but you can climb a ladder west of the main path to get closer to the Volcano Manor's entrance.

Corpse-Stench Shack

This shack is located right after the Abductor Fields, before the broken bridge that leads you to the Volcano Manor. Several Rotten Strays are eating the flesh of rotten corpses around the area; try to clear them before approaching the shack to avoid fighting them and the NPC Invader Anastasia at the same time.

Anastasia will drop her Butcher Knife and a Furcalling Finger Remedy when killed. There is also the Golden Vow incantation you can pick up from the corpse inside the shack.


First Mt. Gelmir Campsite

From the ladder by the Abductor Fields, you'll soon find the Leyndell Soldier campsite to the north and the First Mt. Gelmir Campsite Site of Grace to the south.

There is no notable loot in the campsite except for the Pulley Bow you can find at the top of the siege tower. Be wary of the Leyndell Soldiers guarding it; they can crowd and knock you off the platform if you're not careful.

You can also find Patches here by following the trail of Rainbow Stones if you're following his questline.

Second Campsite

The Second Campsite is located directly across the stone-pillar bridge after the first campsite. There will be a Grafted Scion guarding the surrounding area. Kill it and grab the Scavenger's Curved Sword from the corpse closest to the ladder.

Climbing the first ladder and then climbing the ladder to the left will lead you to the Nomadic Merchant. Climb up, cross the bridge to the west, and hit the Ninth Mt. Gelmir Campsite Site of Grace.

Minor Erdtree


From the Road of Iniquity Site of Grace (underneath the entrance of the Volcano Manor), head down past the Wormface, and you should soon see the burnt Minor Erdtree. There is a Larval Tear you can pick up from the corpse close to the Wormface.

As you get closer to the tree, it will trigger the Ulcerated Erdtree field boss fight. If you've fought other Ulcerated Erdtrees, this one also has the same moveset—it will drop the Leaden Hardtear and the Cerulean Hidden Tear when killed. The latter is especially useful for sorcery and faith builds, as it removes all FP consumption for a short period.

Fort Laiedd

If you traverse the low canyon either up from the Windham Ruins or west from where Patches kicks you off the mountain, you can make your way past the roving undead to find a large fort guarded by Flame Acolytes.

Among them are several Bloodbriar witches that can either swing their flaming staffs around in wide arcs, or trigger briar spells that deal immense bleed damage in a line, but they are very weak to melee attacks. Unfortunately you'll also have to dodge three different Flame Chariots that will burst out behind barricades - be sure to use Torrent to race out of the way of their fires before striking the pilot in the back.

Off to the left side are several Bloodbriar witches fighting of Leyndell Soldiers, and in the middle you can find a circle of them around a bonfire. Off to the right is the entrance to the fort where two Flame Monks are fighting more Lenydell Soldiers, and further to the right is a small cemetery where docile Spirit Jellyfish roam around a body holding a Stonesword Key.

Inside the fort itself stands a lone guard - a powerful Prelate of the fire monks that wields a mighty hammer and a strange helmet. He'll use the helmet to unleash a volcano of fire balls around himself, and will begin to pulse out around him at a steady pace as you fight.

You'll want to choose your attacks carefully, as he can dash forward to swing his hammer around like a whirlwind that requires multiple blocks to survive, or he'll often use slow and heavy swings either from the side in 2 hit combos, or an overhead slam. He may even jump into the air for a Ground Slam, so be ready to back off and dodge it, then race in to hit him as he slowly gets up. The Prelate's fire on his helmet will eventually go out, so use the opportunity to press the attack before it can start up again, and he'll drop the Prelate's Inferno Crozier when defeated. Check inside the fort to grab the Armorer's Cookbook 7.

Be sure to explore the top of the fort, but the chest here is empty. Instead, you'll see a mysterious message while searching the ramparts from a spirit that thinks they can't be found. In fact, this ghostly undead is hiding on a small scaffolding on the outer rampart ledge you need to jump over to find, and once near him, you can grab the Fire Scorpion Charm he was hiding.

Hermit's Shack


The Hermit's Shack is located atop a small hill south of Fort Laeidd, just after the Magma Wyrm field boss fight. Demi-Humans and a family of bears now inhabit the shack, and as you move up the hill, a Runebear will jump from the corner and attack you.

Try to get the Runebear to attack the glowing statue to reveal the Smithing Stone 6 x3 inside. Once you kill it, go inside the shack and grab the Roiling Magma sorcery from the corpse.

Hermit Village

Continue up the hill from the Hermit's Shack until you see the Craftman's Shack to your right. There is a Site of Grace you can hit here, and the Pulley Crossbow you can loot from a corpse outside the shack.

Keep riding north, and you'll soon arrive at the Hermit Village. Like the Hermit's Shack, the village is also overrun by a large group of Demi-Humans.

Behind a house on the southeastern end of the village is the Hierodas Glinstone Crown you can loot from a corpse—there is also the Prattling Pate "You're Beautiful" by the door of the adjacent house. That headpiece is part of the Errant Sorcerer Set, which you can also find inside a nearby shack.

As you travel to the end of the village, this will trigger the Demi-Human Queen Maggie field boss. The boss herself is relatively easy, but the battle can be hectic due to the pesky sorcerers that back her up from afar. When you finish the enemies off, interact with the Primeval Sorcerer Azur to receive the Comet Azur sorcery—showcasing this spell to Sellen will allow you to continue her questline.

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As you explore this region, you may come across several scarabs scampering away. Some of them will refill your flask of tears, but others can reward you with special items:

Seethewater River Scarab

Seethewater River Scarab

  • Reward: Ash of War - Barrage

Along the lower canyon path past Wyndham Ruins, you can find a lone Scarab on the path towards Seethwater Cave.

Volcano Path Invisible Scarab

Volcano Path Invisible Scarab

  • Reward: Ash of War - Through and Through

On the ascent to the Volcano Manor Entrance, you'll have to pass a large mountaintop crater with a Full Grown Fallingstar Beast. Leaping to the platform to the north, you'll be on the path to the manor that's full of Marionette Soldiers and hanging bodies - but from this vantage point you can also spot a white trail made by an invisible scarab that races around the rocky area near a Golden Seed location.


Volcano Manor Prison Church Scarab

Volcano Manor Prison Church Scarab

  • Reward: Somber Smithing Stone 5

Once you've begun to explore Volcano Manor, you'll come out into a large open area known as the Prison Church, with several low rooftops and a path ringing around them. As you take the main path and dodge past an Abductor Virgin machine, look along the left of the road into the town to find the scarab on a low rooftop just above the Omenkiller in the courtyard lower down.

Volcano Manor Lava Bridge Scarab

Volcano Manor Lava Bridge Scarab

  • Reward: Somber Smithing Stone 5

Further into the Volcano Manor, after defeating the Godskin Noble, you'll have to ascend the volcano to a large magma pool with a bridge flanked by snake gargoyle statues. Run along the cooled magma under this bridge to find a scarab to hunt down.

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