Elden Ring is full of questlines, and all of them are extremely in-depth. Each quest has multiple choices in them, and you can choose how each of them ends. Everything you do in the game affects someone else, and it is up to you to determine exactly what to do when you talk to each person. Yes, it can be confusing without a journal, but that makes it fun.
You can’t find Nepheli Loux because you haven’t started her questline yet, or you have started it, but you just don’t know where to go next. This questline has a few options you can do, but for this article, we will be showing you how to get a good ending for her quest.
Her questline is very long and in-depth, and it also relies on others to complete it. We will go over every step of the quest and where you need to go. If you do the quest correctly, you will get an Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone as a reward, so it is worth the trouble.
1. Find and talk to her in Stormveil Castle
You first meet Nepheli in Stormveil Castle. She is in a room on the east side of the massive courtyard with all the enemies. All you need to do is exhaust all her dialogue, and she will help you fight Godrick the Grafted if you need the help. You will want to rest at Godrick’s Site of Grace after defeating him and talk to Gideon in the Roundtable Hold.
Once you talk to him, rest at the Table, and Nepheli will appear for you. Remember that you don’t need to summon her for the fight for this to happen. Also, she won’t spawn in the Hold unless you have already spoken to Gideon about her.
2. Find and talk to her at the Roundtable Hold
Once you talk to Gideon and rest at the Table, Nepheli will spawn in the Roundtable Hold, and you can go up and talk to her. She will tell you about how Gideon is her Foster Father and that she is glad you met him. She will then go on about finding an item in Godrick the Grafted’s boss area and wants to give it to you.
Since you defeated Godrick, she gives you the Arsenal Charm, which decreases your equipment load by 15% when the Talisman is equipped. It is a great item to get even if you stop the questline here. Once you exhaust all her dialogue, she will move to the next area for the third part of her quest line.
3. Find and talk to her at the Village of Albinaurics
Once you get to the Village of Albinaurics, she will be on the lower section below the bridge, next to the Site of Grace. You can talk to her, and she will ask what you think of the dilapidated village you are in. Once you exhaust all her dialogue, you can go across the bridge and defeat the Omenkiller, the optional boss of the area.
Once you defeat that boss, Nepheli will still be in the area but will move as soon as you rest at the Site of Grace again. There is also a Secret Medallion piece in the village that is important to reach one of the main Shardbearers of the game. Once she is gone, you can start the next part of the quest.
4. Find and talk to her at the Roundtable Hold again
Once she is gone from the Village, return to the Roundtable Hold and find her. She will be on the first floor next to the Wall of Fog. This is the room next to Hewg with a staircase going downward. Once you get to the bottom, talk to Nepheli until she says to leave her. Talk to Gideon to find out more about her.
Once you talk to Gideon, go back and talk with Nepheli and tell her what you learned. She will go on about how Gideon cast her out and how she can’t trust him anymore. She goes on a bit more about it, and eventually her dialogue will be exhausted. Once you are done, you are ready for the next part of the quest.
5. Give the Stormhawk King to Nepheli
This is a very confusing part, but you will want to return to where you started the game. Go to the Four Belfries, take the teleporter, and use an Imbued Stonesword Key on the second Imp Statue with the writing ‘Precipice of Anticipation.’ You will want to defeat the Grafted Scion, the boss that killed you initially.
Once he is dead, go to the door you first walked out of and take a right. You will see a small door locked initially, but it is open now. Inside, you will find the Stormhawk King Ashes; all you need to do is bring it back to Nepheli. Give it to her, and you can get to the next part of the quest.
6. Complete Kenneth Haight’s questline
This quest seems out of the way and unrelated, but it needs to be done to finish Napheli’s quest. Find Kenneth Haight in North-East Limgrave, and he will give you the task of clearing out Fort Haight. Once you clear it out, he will eventually move into that area and be available to speak with you. Talk to him there; that is all you need to do for the next part of the quest.
Initially, it is a little confusing, but you can only progress when the Fort has been cleared out. He will then ask you if you want to manage the fort for him, and he will be thankful. If he doesn’t show up, try resting at the nearest Site of Grace and check again.
7. Find and talk to her at the Stormveil Castle Throne Room
Once you give Nepheli the Stormhawk King and finish Kenneth Haight’s quest, they will appear in the Stormveil Castle Throne Room. This is the end of both quests, and you get some good stuff for completing them. Once you exhaust all the NPC dialogue, you will have earned an Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone.
This is a great reward since you can max out a piece of equipment. It is worth all the trouble these quests put you through, but if you complete any other quests, they will most likely give you the same stuff. This means more and more equipment can be upgraded.
It can be a little confusing about what each quest gives you but believe me; it is the best thing ever to finally finish a quest and be surprised by the reward you get. Everything you find is important in some way, so it doesn’t hurt to collect stuff you can’t use now.