Written by. Nick Mosier based on the original Japanese article (original article’s publication date: 2022-05-09 16:19 JST)
An Elden Ring player has reached the top of the giant tree that towers over the Swamp of Aeonia in the Caelid region to the admiration of the community. This article contains spoilers about the geography around the Caelid region of Elden Ring.
Elden Ring is the latest action RPG from FromSoftware. The game features a massive open field with plenty of verticality. And to help players navigate this world is Torrent, the Spirit Steed, a horse with a double jump that can be used to reach high places. By using Torrent’s abilities to their full potential, Reddit user flarebearrr was able to climb the Caelid region’s giant tree.
The tree itself is large and menacing with its multitude of twists and bends, and the roots form something of an arena where players take on the boss Commander O’Neil. If we had to eyeball it, the tree is probably 15 Radahns tall.
flarebearrr has christened the tree Mt. Aeonia. Instead of starting from the bottom, flarebearrr’s route actually starts by jumping from a cliff nearly 70% of the way up the tree. With the help of Torrent, they were able to climb nearly vertical inclines and also demonstrated some deft jumping abilities by dismounting when necessary to continue the ascent. While it may look easy, it’s a climb that requires skill and guts. I (the original author of this article) tried to make the ascent myself but failed numerous times.
The tree itself wasn’t designed to be easily climbable. But its twists and turns do give gamers the impression that maybe it’s possible with some perseverance, tickling that curiosity to push the boundaries. The same curiosity that likely possessed flarebearrr.
Elden Ring has been out for around 2 and a half months, but it looks like the game still has plenty of fun ways to play for players to discover. flarebearrr also left a message at the top of Mt. Aeonia to mark their achievement, so with a bit of luck, maybe you can reach the top and see the message for yourself. I also plan to give it another try when I have some time.