Elden Ring is full of side quests that can be extremely confusing since there are no quest markers or places to tell you where to go. That is what makes this game a FromSoft game, where you need to rely on your own knowledge or place markers on the general area you think you need to be. One really confusing side quest is the Ranni the Witch quest where you need to find Blaidd.
You can’t find Blaidd because you haven’t gone to meet him in Soifra River or Redmane Castle. You need to meet Ranni first before you can talk to Blaidd so make sure you do that first. You need to defeat Royal Knight Loretta in Caria Manor and also have defeated Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon before you can start Ranni’s questline.
Once you have pledged yourself to Ranni, you can walk down the tower in the Three Sisters area and talk to a spirit of Blaidd who tells you to meet him in the Soifra River area. Keep in mind that this is all SPOILERS for the Ranni questline, so with that warning, here are the areas you can find Blaidd.
Where is Blaidd located?
Obviously, you need to start Ranni’s questline first. If you are curious about that, look up a tutorial on how to do it. Once you talk to everyone, you are going to have to make your way to East Limgrave and enter the Soifra River area. You are going to want to stop at the Night’s Sacred Grounds Site of Grace and then make your way past the Hallowhorn Grounds.
Once you get by it, follow the cliffside until you reach Blaidd. You can talk to him here and then you are going to want to exhaust all his dialogue. Once you do that, you are going to want to go to Redmane Castle in South Caelid. If you haven’t explored Caelid yet, then this is going to be fun for you. Basically, it is the giant castle in the South of Caelid.
Once you get to the bridge on the outside of the castle, there is a teleporter, and if you did everything correctly, it should be activated. If it is not activated, then you have to fight through the castle to get to the festival. If the teleporter is activated, then go in and meet Blaidd in the courtyard and get ready for a nasty fight with General Radahn.
Is Blaidd hard to find?
No, he is not hard to find at all. It can be a little confusing on the exact location, but if you still don’t know where he is from what we have told, you, there are a ton of good videos out there that show you exactly where to go to meet him. It’s not like he is hiding in the ground and you have to grab a shovel and dig in a specific spot to find him.
Just make sure you read all the dialogue carefully when speaking to NPCs because they give you useful information on where to go next. Don’t skip through it or you might need to look up a walkthrough on what to do. This is probably why you looked at this article in the first place.