By the time I beat Godrick, most of these fears should have been gone. Not that the world looks smaller, but you should have played (and died) enough to find your feet by then. Getting to Liurnia of the Lakes opens up a lot of options, including some that you might not be familiar with, but don’t worry, I’ll show you some of your options. Here’s where you can go after you beat Godrick at the Elden Ring.
Raya Lukaria Academy
Raya Lucaria Academy is probably the first thing you’ll notice when you get out of Stormveil Castle. It is right in the middle of the lake and its size makes it hard to miss. This is the next logical step in your journey and immerses you in an area filled with sorcery-wielding enemies and, of course, some bosses. The principal director of the academy, Rannala, gives you the option Respec Once defeated, so if you are unhappy with your build or want to try different stat customizations, this is a good place to head first.
Unfortunately, you cannot walk straight. If you make your way to the main gate, you will notice a seal in place, preventing you from accessing. You need a file Glintstone Academy To pass, there is one close to you. Head to the small islands west of the academy and you’ll find the key behind a sleeping dragon there. Fight it if you want, or use Torrent to dash and grab it before making a quick escape.
This palace is the home of the Carian royal family and is located in the far northwest corner of Liurnia. Although smaller than Raya Lucaria Academy, this area is teeming with some really annoying enemies and culminates in a boss fight. You will find a file here Night sword and flameand defeating the boss gives you access to the Three Sisters behind the palace where you can meet Rani And her mission begins.
Getting to the palace is very simple. Make your way to the western side of Lake Liurnia and head north. The ruins seem to block your path, but you can find an imaginary wall on the north side that disappears when you attack or enter it. Be careful when approaching the palace for the first time – the Carians are clearly not interested in visitors.
The village of Albenorex
This small area is tucked away under the cliff slope in the southern region of Liurnia. You can access it from the lake and ride to the village inside the hollow cliff. There isn’t much to do here, apart from meeting Neville and killing a small chief, but this area is also home to half of Hallmark Medalneeded for the hidden endgame area.
It’s probably not recommended to skip Raya Lucaria Academy or Kariya Manor if it’s your first time playing, but if you hit a wall with any of the bosses in these areas, or you just want to try something new, it’s possible to get to the Toos plateau without using The Great Elevator of Dectus.
From the northwest corner of the lake, go up the valley and you’ll eventually come to a hut with a ladder on a structure behind it. The path from here is fairly linear, though there are a few tricky enemies to deal with as you make your way – most notably the bat-like foes who like to hide until the last minute. This path ends with a boss fight, although you can use the summon sign next to the Mist Gate as well as Soul Ash if you’re having trouble.
Again, I do not advise you to go here until you have at least gone to Raya Lucarya Academy, but it is possible to get to Vulcano Manor At Mount Gilmer from Lornia. You have two options.
Head up to the large elevator you used to get to Grace’s classroom site at the Schoolhouse, but take it downhill. Allow the enemy there to kill you with their capture attack and you will be taken to an area below Volcano Manor. You’ll need to kill a boss to move forward, but once you’re done, you’ll be able to reach Mt Gelmir and only a short distance from the Volcano Manor entrance.
The second (easiest) option is to talk to him Ria, an NPC located northwest of Laskyar Ruins. Reclaim her necklace from an NPC outside a shack in the northwest and then return it to her to receive an invitation to Volcano Manor. Now you have to make your way to the Altus Plateau and find it in Lux Ruins and it will take you to the mansion.