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This is Why Sellen Transforms in Elden Ring

This is Why Sellen Transforms in Elden Ring

Elden Ring is full of questlines and NPCs to find. Completing some of these questlines allows players to unlock hidden Elden Ring endings. One odd questline in the game is Sorceress Sellen’s questline. After finishing it, you might ask one question: Why does Sellen transform and turn hostile at the end of her quest line?

If you do the Sellen questline in Elden Ring a certain way, Sellen transforms into a Glinstone ball with many stone faces inside the Grand Library in the Academy of Ray Lucaria. Many people think that all these crystal heads you find worldwide are because of the magic they use. It is like a curse that they turn into a magic ball at the end of their life.


You see these types of balls around the game world, and when you see them, you get confused by exactly what they are. They are Sorcerers that have been cursed. 

It is unclear why Sellen transformed into a ball in Elden Ring, but we will review what people think in the rest of the article. We are going by the information we have found, so the information may be wrong, but it is up to what we have found.

Why Does Sellen Turn Into A Ball?

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Sellen is a sorceress you can talk to at the Waypoint Ruins in Limgrave. You need to go there and fight the boss guarding her room. Once you defeat it, you can talk to her Spectral body. She is a magic user that sells Sorceries to you, and you can also give her books to increase her stock. Once you talk to her, you start her questline.

Her questline is decently long, so if you are confused about what to do, you can look up how to track and complete it. It is a relatively confusing quest because you must go to all sections of the map to find the objects and talk to different people. Not many people know who she is exactly, but she says she was a former student at the Academy of Ray Lucaria.

She was kicked out for using forbidden Magic, which is why she is locked away. Towards the end of her questline, she eventually turns into a giant ball of stone faces. 


As we said before, you see these roaming around pretty often, but they have cursed students from the Academy. She used forbidden Magic, so people think that she was cursed because of that.

She also defeated a lot of other Sorcerers, so other people think it was a curse for killing soo, many previous students. It is by far one of the most intriguing questlines, and it is one you should check out. Try not to kill any NPCs right away because you will ruin a bunch of interesting questlines for yourself.

But at the end of it all, it appears she consumed too much Glintstone Knowledge, and in turn, the knowledge consumed her, which explains why Sellen transforms into a ball in Elden Ring.