Ring of Elden can be pretty awful. Sometimes it’s the monsters, eldritch horrors with far too many appendages and exposed arteries. Other times it’s the environment, shrouded in a misty white mist and a few obelisk structures as haunting music buzzes in the background. Such is the case with this nightmarish invasion YouTuber young maestro experienced in the dedicated snowfield of FromSoftware’s latest game. All of you, I’m afraid.
Ring of EldenMultiplayer lets you do things like summon buddies that can help you finally defeat that boss that kept kicking your ass. At the same time, however, hostile summon signs shown using either the Duelist’s Wrapped Finger or Festering Bloody Finger, leave you vulnerable to PvP invasions from aggressive fans seeking to kill you by any means necessary, be it that is hit a ball Where blow yourself up.
However, what happened to a player going through yung maestro was much scarier. Maestro tweeted a video of themselves getting fingered to death by twin co-op players, aptly named Fin and Ger. No, I’m not kidding.
It happened in the Consecrated Snow Field, a secret location in the northeast area of Intermediate Lands, not far from the Giant Peaks. It’s this rocky terrain covered in snow and fog. You know, the kind of place where horrors happen. Maestro appeared, determined to defeat Fin, Host of Fingers, and rushed to engage the fight. End, running what seems to be the Gesture of delight with their arms stretched skyward as if praying to a divine deity for strength, took out their Ring finger hammer and started running towards maestro. Jumping off the rocks Fin was standing on, the maestro then encountered Ger. Unfortunately, it was over long before it even started.
Maestro freaked out as Fin and Ger wore the same Envoy Crown bulbous helmet and what seemed to be the bizarre chest piece Godskin Noble Robe, firm. The result was deadly fingering. The duo used the Ringed Finger’s claw weapon skill, which coils the weapon and releases it with great ferocity, almost simultaneously. Maestro was knocked down, tried to rush to heal, and even unleashed a powerful dragon incantation called Placidusax’s Ruin which shoots fire from their heads transformed into dragons. But it was futile. Maestro died like The ancient dragondisaster dark souls piece, played in the background. It’s not the true music of the consecrated snowfieldbut the horrifying effect was always expertly achieved.
Maestro’s horrible weakness was a clip from a YouTube video they posted on March 23, which was a compilation of PvP fights. Fingering’s death was so disheartening that it drove the maestro into madness, seemingly increasing his faith stat to 99 and repeatedly using Placidusax’s ruin on all invaders.
maestro said Kotaku on direct messages that the murderous invasion was also hilarious haunting for do not Edit strange music for comic effect.
“Surprisingly, it’s not scripted,” maestro said. “I found that in the souls games, people often settle down with a friend like this to surprise the invaders. When that happens, it’s more fun to play the game and see where it goes than just fighting.
Although improvised, things happen at very specific timesas the fetal position gesture the duo plays just as the maestro’s body evaporates from their plane of existence. Either way, this gruesome video will haunt me as I continue my way through the Lands Between. I’m already exploring the desolate world on edge. Invasions like this only exacerbate my fears.