Rise, Tarnished, and be guided by grace to wield the might of the Elden Ring and rule the Lands Between as an Elden Lord. The Elden Ring, the source of the Erdtree, has been shattered in the Lands Between, governed by Queen Marika the Eternal. The crazy taint of their newfound strength provoked a war: The Shattering. Marika’s descendants, all demigods, claimed the shards of the Elden Ring known as the Great Runes, and the terrible taint of their newfound might triggered a war: The Shattering. A war that resulted in the Greater Will’s departure.