Elden Ring Guide – Mt. Gelmir – Dungeons, Points of Interest, and Secrets

Mount Gelmir is a significant location in Elden Ring and one of its main regions. On this page, you will find an overview of the region, which details the primary dungeons, bosses, loot, and secrets that can be discovered in this area.

Mount Gelmir is a subregion of the Altus Plateau that is located directly to the north of Liurnia. It is the location of a volcano that is filled with lava and has its very own Legacy Dungeon. It is accessible via the Road of Iniquity, which is located in the north-eastern part of the Altus Plateau. Additionally, there is a lower path that travels through a perilous canyon that is located past the Wyndham Ruins.

The mountain is the final resting place of the crazed and frenzied remains of Leyndell soldiers who were sent to attack the tarnished hunters who live in the Volcano Manor. The Volcano Manor is a legacy dungeon of the region that is ruled over by the Praetor Rykard, one of the shardbearer demigods who rejected the Two Fingers and the Golden Order in favour of lusting after a de

Mt. Gelmir Map Stele Locations

You will need to locate three Map Fragments in order to uncover the specifics and topography of the entire Altus Plateau region. These Map Fragments can be found in the Steles that are located in the Altus Plateau proper, as well as on Mount Gelmir and in the Capital Outskirts.

You can find the Map Stele on a road below the Volcano Manor that leads to a large broken bridge; however, you should be wary of the hands that guard it because they are located there. The Mt Gelmir Map Fragment can be found deep within the region; however, in order to access it, you will need to travel along winding pathways and ascend a mountain to reach the Volcano Manor.

Mt Gelmir Legacy Dungeon

Mt Gelmir’s Legacy The name of this dungeon is the Volcano Manor, and it is the fourth (or possibly the fifth) of these major dungeons that you will run into naturally while exploring Elden Ring. It is tucked away in the depths of the mountain at the foot of the volcano that shares its namesake, and its size is comparable to that of the Academy of Raya Lucaria. Praetor Rykard, also known as the Blasphemer, is the depraved demigod who rules over this place.

In contrast to other types of dungeons, traversing the terrain to reach the Volcano Manor is only the beginning of the challenge. You will need to locate winding paths and rope ladders in order to scale the surrounding mountains before you can enter the manor. Once you enter, you’ll discover that the actual dungeon is hidden somewhere inside, and you’ll have to either explore it carefully or complete some tasks for Tanith, the lady of the house. You have the option of either exploring the prison town, the torture chambers, and the magma fields below the manor by completing all of the assassination missions, which will allow you to skip the rest of the dungeon and go straight to the boss.

If you’re ready, check out our walkthrough of Volcano Manor to learn how to dispatch the foes that lurk within, as well as where to locate every last item and hidden passage.

Volcano Manor

Godskin NobleTanith,
Rykard, Lord of BlasphemyTanith,

Mt. Gelmir World Bosses and Invasions

Mount Gelmir is the location of a wide variety of different World Bosses that roam the area, in addition to 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 WrymDragon Heart
Demi-Human Queen MaggieMemory Stone

Mt. Gelmir Minor Dungeons

You can find a list of all of the accessible minor dungeons that are spread out across the Mount Gelmir region, as well as the bosses of those dungeons and the unique reward you earn for completing those dungeons, here. To read the walkthrough for navigating the dungeon and discovering all of its secrets, select a dungeon from the list below and click on it.

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 Tunnels (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

Mt. Gelmir Merchants and NPCs

You will find a variety of friendly (or seemingly friendly) faces as you travel around the Mt. Gelmir region. You can find and speak to these individuals, and you can even buy and sell with them to obtain one-of-a-kind wares.

You’ll find Patches tucked away in some bushes just a short distance west of the Site of Grace at the First Mt. Gelmir Campsite. In this location, he will leave a message for you and a path of Rainbow Stones to lead you closer to the edge of the cliffs. If you talk to him, a cutscene will play in which Patches will push you off the edge of the ledge and tell you that you’ll never make it to the Volcano Manor.
Once you have pledged your allegiance to Patches, he will appear by the entrance to the manor and sell most of the same items that he did in Liurnia. Patches will appear once you have completed the quest. Right before the boss fight in the Shaded Castle Minor Dungeon, he will relocate to the east after you have successfully completed the legacy dungeon and packed up his shop for the final time.

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)

A Nomadic Merchant can be found on a ledge after a set of ladders on the way to the Volcano Manor. This Nomadic Merchant can be found on the ledge. You can see him seated with his donkey next to a campfire in the distance.

The Nomadic Warrior’s Cookbook 20 and the complete Confessor Set are two of his most popular items for sale.

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 mistress of Volcano Manor, will be seated here with her bodyguard. She will greet you as you enter the manor. You will be asked if you would like to join the Volcano Manor, and if you agree to do so, she will begin her quest, which consists of a series of assassination missions across the Lands Between. You will be rewarded with the armour or weapons of the enemies you have defeated. When you have finished all of them, she will give you permission to warp directly to the dungeon’s boss. After you have vanquished Rykard, she will proceed to his lair once you have done so.

After pledging your allegiance to Tanith, you will be able to locate Rya in the large room of the Volcano Manor. Rya will be there waiting for you. After you have successfully carried out the first of the assassination requests, she will eventually show herself to you in the room that is immediately adjacent to your own. As you explore the manor, there are a few different paths you can take to complete her questline; please refer to our guide for more information on these paths.

After locating Diallos in the Academy Gate Town, you will be able to visit him at his new home in the Volcano Manor. He will remain in this location until you have defeated the main boss of the Legacy Dungeon, at which point he will leave and go to Jarburg in search of his purpose.

Recusant Bernahl was first discovered in the Warmaster’s Shack in West Limgrave. In reality, Knight Bernahl is a Tarnished hunter and a member of the Volcano Manor. Recusant Bernahl can be found in West Limgrave. In exchange for runes, he offers a variety of different Ashes of War. Tanith Questline is integral to his quests’ progression. After the boss of this Legacy Dungeon has been vanquished, he and the other residents of the dungeon will leave; however, the boss’s sword will stay behind and continue to act as a 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 Alexander once more in East Liurnia (just above Jarburg), you can find him just behind the Magma Wyrm Field Boss, south of Fort Laiedd, by the lava pool. This is where Alexander can be found. From atop a nearby rock, you’ll be in a better position to have a conversation with him. It is recommended that you heal up to full health before speaking with him directly on the lava, as his conversation can be drawn out. If you do decide to speak with him directly on the lava. If you talk to him here, he will give you a Jar Helmet as a sign of his appreciation for your friendship.

Primeval Sorcerer Azur – The now-exiled Grand Master of the Academy of Raya Lucaria, Primeval Sorcerer Azur, can be found living in the Hermit Village at the foot of Mount Gelmir. They can only provide you with the Comet Azur sorcery and cannot be interacted with in any other way. This NPC is also immune to damage, but if you complete the Sellen Questline and choose to side with her, you will be able to acquire his armour set.

Mt. Gelmir Points of Interest

You can find many interesting locations, enemy camps, and other points of interest on your journeys through Mt. Gelmir, all of which are waiting to be discovered by you. Each location has something that is interesting enough to warrant exploration, despite the variety of foes and treasures that can be found there.

If you click on a location of interest, you will be taken to a section further down the page that provides a more in-depth explanation of that location, including the foes you will face and the secrets you can find.

Point of InterestEnemiesNotable Loot or NPCs
Wyndham RuinsSkeletons, Tibia MarinerSmithing Stone 5, Dappled White Cured Meat, Pearldrake Talisman +
Abductor FieldsLenydell Soldiers, Virgin AbductorsArteria Leaf x2, Bloodrose x3, Golden Rune 8, Explosive Greatbolt x5, Throwing Dagger x6
Corpse-Stench ShackAnastasia, Tarnished-Killer, Rotten StraysGolden Vow Spell, Stonesword Key
First 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
Second CampsiteGrafted Scion, Marionette Soldiers, Avionette SoldiersNomadic Merchant
Scavenger’s Curved Sword, Soporific Grease x2, Great Arrow x5
Minor 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
Fort 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
Hermit’s ShackDemi-Humans, RunebearRolling Magma Spell, Smithing Stone 6 x3 (break statue), Gravel Stone
Hermit’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 reach these ruins by beginning your journey at the Erdtree-Gazing Hill Site of Grace, which is located close to the Lux Ruins, and continuing your journey northward. A great number of demolished stone buildings have been taken over by vegetation, and some of them are partially submerged in shallow water. Be sure to strike their skeletons after they have died to ensure that they are eliminated entirely. Several Skeletons are patrolling the area around you.

The southern portion of Wyndham Ruins features a Tibia Mariner field boss that you can engage in combat with, while the northern portion of the zone is located on a separate plateau to the north. The boss will leave behind a Deathroot and a sorcery called Tibia’s Summons.

Abductor Fields

You can get to an area that is not marked by any signs called the Abductor Fields by going in the direction indicated by the Bridge of Iniquity Site of Grace. A small number of Virgin Abductors are engaged in combat with the Leyndell Knights in the vicinity. You won’t find much to plunder in this area, but there is a ladder to the west of the main path that will bring you closer to the entrance of the Volcano Manor.

Corpse-Stench Shack

This shack can be found immediately after the Abductor Fields and just before the broken bridge that leads to the Volcano Manor. Try to clear the area of the Rotten Strays before approaching the shack to avoid having to fight both the Rotten Strays and the NPC Invader Anastasia at the same time. Rotten Strays are feasting on the flesh of decaying corpses throughout the area.

When Anastasia is killed, she will leave behind a Furcalling Finger Remedy as well as her Butcher Knife. You can also acquire the Golden Vow incantation by picking it up from the dead body that is located inside the shack.

First Mt. Gelmir Campsite

From the ladder close to the Abductor Fields, you can quickly reach the campsite of the Leyndell Soldier to the north and the campsite of the Site of Grace on the First Mt. Gelmir to the south.

With the exception of the Pulley Bow, which can be found at the very top of the siege tower, the campsite does not contain any notable loot. Be wary of the Leyndell Soldiers who are guarding the platform; if you are not careful, they can push you off the edge of the platform if they crowd around you.

If you’re following his questline, you can also find Patches here by following the trail of Rainbow Stones. Patches can be found in this area.

Second Campsite

The Second Campsite can be found immediately after the First Campsite, directly across the stone-pillar bridge that connects the two. A Grafted Scion will be stationed to provide security in the surrounding area. Kill it, then go to the body that’s closest to the ladder and grab the Scavenger’s Curved Sword from there.

You can reach the Nomadic Merchant by first climbing the first ladder, and then climbing the ladder to the left of the first ladder. Climb to the top, take the bridge to the west, and then head to the Site of Grace at the Ninth Mount Gelmir Campsite.

Minor Erdtree

You should be able to spot the charred Minor Erdtree not long after leaving the Site of Grace for the Road of Iniquity, which is located beneath the entrance to the Volcano Manor. Head down past the Wormface. You should be able to retrieve a Larval Tear from the dead body that is located near the Wormface.

The Ulcerated Erdtree field boss fight will begin when you are close enough to the tree to trigger it. If you’ve faced other Ulcerated Erdtrees, then this one will have the same moveset as the others. When it dies, it will drop the Leaden Hardtear as well as the Cerulean Hidden Tear. Because it prevents all FP consumption for a limited time, the second option is particularly helpful for sorcery and faith builds.

Fort Laiedd

You can find a large fort guarded by Flame Acolytes if you travel through the low canyon, which can be accessed either by going up from the Windham Ruins or by going west from where Patches kicks you off the mountain. If you do this, you will have to make your way past the wandering undead.

There are also a number of Bloodbriar witches among them. These witches have the ability to either swing their flaming staffs around in wide arcs or activate briar spells that deal enormous bleed damage in a line. However, they are extremely vulnerable to close-quarters combat. You will, regrettably, also need to avoid three different Flame Chariots that will emerge from behind barricades. Make sure to make use of Torrent to get out of the way of their fires before attacking the pilot in the back.

There are several Bloodbriar witches engaged in combat with Leyndell Soldiers off to the left side, and you can find a circle of them gathered around a bonfire in the middle of the area. To the right of where you are standing is the entrance to the fort, where two Flame Monks are engaged in combat with additional Lenydell Soldiers. Further to the right of where you are standing is a small cemetery, and within it is a body that is in possession of a Stonesword Key.

One lone guard can be found within the structure of the fort itself. This guard is a powerful Prelate of the fire monks who wields a mighty hammer and wears a peculiar helmet. He will use the helmet to erupt a volcano of fire balls around himself, and as you continue to fight against him, the volcano will begin to pulse out around him at a steady pace.

Because he can dash forward to swing his hammer around like a whirlwind, which requires multiple blocks to survive, or because he’ll often use slow and heavy swings either from the side in two hit combos or an overhead slam, you’ll want to choose your attacks carefully. He can either dash forward to swing his hammer around like a whirlwind, which requires multiple blocks to survive. It is possible that he will leap into the air in an attempt to land a Ground Slam on you; therefore, you should be prepared to step back and avoid it before rushing in to strike him as he slowly gets up. If you wait long enough, the fire that is emanating from the Prelate’s helmet will go out; however, if you seize the opportunity to press the attack button before the fire can restart, the Prelate will be defeated and will drop the Prelate’s Inferno Crozier. Armorer’s Cookbook 7 can be found inside the fort if you search there.

Be sure to investigate the top of the fort, but the chest that you find there will yield no rewards. While you are searching the ramparts, you will come across a mysterious message that is thought to have been left by a spirit who believes they cannot be located. In point of fact, this ghostly undead is hiding on a small scaffolding that is located on the outer rampart ledge. To find him, you will need to jump over some ledges, but once you are close enough, you will be able to take the Fire Scorpion Charm that he was concealing.

Hermit’s Shack

The Hermit’s Shack can be found on top of a small hill to the south of Fort Laeidd, just after the boss fight that takes place in the Magma Wyrm field. The shack is currently inhabited by Demi-Humans, a family of bears, and as you climb the hill, a Runebear will spring out of the corner and attack you.

You need to have the Runebear attack the glowing statue in order to get the Smithing Stone 6 x3 that is hidden inside to be revealed. After you have defeated it, proceed inside the shack to retrieve the Rolling Magma sorcery that was left behind on its corpse.

Hermit Village

After leaving the Hermit’s Shack, head further up the hill until you reach the Craftman’s Shack, which will be on your right. You can use this location to access a Site of Grace, and there is a dead body outside the shack that contains a Pulley Crossbow that you can loot.

As long as you continue riding to the north, the Hermit Village will soon come into view. A large group of Demi-Humans have taken control of the village, just as they did the Hermit’s Shack earlier.

You can loot the Hierodas Glinstone Crown from a body that is located behind a house on the southeastern end of the village. There is also the Prattling Pate “You’re Beautiful” located by the door of the house that is adjacent to the house in question. This headpiece is a part of the Errant Sorcerer Set, which can also be found inside a nearby shack. You can acquire the full set by searching the area.

As you make your way to the very edge of the village, this will cause the Demi-Human Queen Maggie field boss to become active. The boss fight itself is not particularly difficult, but the annoying sorcerers that back her up from a distance can make things very chaotic. Interacting with the Primeval Sorcerer Azur after you have eliminated all of the foes will grant you access to the Comet Azur sorcery. Showing Sellen that you have mastered this spell will allow you to proceed with her questline.

If you choose to side with Sellen at the conclusion of her questline, you will be able to retrieve the Primeval Sorcerer Azur’s armour set from the location where you first discovered him.

Mt. Gelmir Scarab Locations

As you make your way through this area, you might come across a few scarabs dashing off in different directions. Some of them will refill your flask of tears, while others can reward you with unique items, including the following:

Seethewater River Scarab

  • Reward: Ash of War – Barrage

You can find a solitary Scarab along the path leading to Seethwater Cave that runs through the lower part of the canyon past the Wyndham Ruins.

Volcano Path Invisible Scarab

  • Reward: Ash of War – Through and Through

You will have to travel past a large mountaintop crater that is home to a fully grown Fallingstar Beast as you make your way up to the entrance of the Volcano Manor. You will be on the path to the manor that is full of Marionette Soldiers and bodies that are hung from the ceiling when you leap to the platform to the north. However, from this vantage point, you will also be able to see a white trail made by an invisible scarab that races around the rocky area that is close to a Golden Seed location.

Volcano Manor Prison Church Scarab

  • Reward: Somber Smithing Stone 5

After beginning your exploration of Volcano Manor, you will eventually emerge into a large open area known as the Prison Church. This area features a path that rings around a number of low rooftops and a few low walls. As you make your way along the main path and avoid colliding with an Abductor Virgin machine, keep an eye out to the left of the road leading into the town. The scarab will be perched on a low rooftop directly above the Omenkiller in the courtyard below.

Volcano Manor Lava Bridge Scarab

  • Reward: Somber Smithing Stone 5

After you have vanquished the Godskin Noble, you will need to ascend the volcano to reach a large magma pool with a bridge that is flanked by statues of snake gargoyles. This is located further inside the Volcano Manor. You can find a scarab to hunt down if you run along the cooled magma that is under this bridge.