It is solely been a bit of bit over a 12 months since Elden Ring got here out, however a lot of it’s already seared into my mind. Very similar to leaving the sewers in Oblivion for the primary time and greeting Cyrodil, that first glimpse of Limgrave is an iconic gaming second, however sooner or later in growth it wasn’t Limgrave in any respect, however apparently “Tenebrae.”

Dataminer Sekiro Dubi’s newest video focuses on an in-progress imaginative and prescient of Limgrave hinted at by information left over from Elden Ring’s growth, one where acquainted characters like Nepheli and Blaidd are changed with newcomers or characters pulled from different components of the game. The principle focus of this video is Guilbert, a hybrid of Bloody Finger Hunter Yurah and Witch Hunter Jerren from the completed game.

Sekiro Dubi’s analysis into Elden Ring’s information exhibits the skeletal stays of Guilbert’s questline, which by their reckoning was minimize earlier than the Community Check of Elden Ring on the finish of 2021. Guilbert shares Witch Hunter Jerren’s weapon and Eccentric armor set, however has voice strains recorded by Yurah’s actor, and his scripting had him hanging out at Yurah’s location from the completed game.

Guilbert was to be a servant of the “God of Vengeance,” and would have teamed up with you to combat Crucible Knight Ordovis, a boss within the ultimate game who, on this construct, would have been discovered where you combat Darriwil with Blaidd within the launch model. Guilbert then would have been a summon for the combat towards Godrick alongside Vyke, an endgame boss and the man on Elden Ring’s field artwork—within the ultimate game, Vyke is a mid-game invader, end-game boss, and in any other case a ghostly presence haunting some merchandise descriptions, however sooner or later in growth he appears to have had a full-on NPC questline. Guilbert additionally would have attacked you as an invader should you killed members of a trio of Touring Retailers, pursuing vengeance for his or her surviving kin.

In following Guilbert, Sekiro Dubi touches on numerous methods Limgrave modified over growth, with its unique (and unexplained) moniker of Tenebrae simply actually protruding to me—it simply would not really feel right! In the true world, “Tenebrae” is a Christian non secular service main as much as Easter Sunday, one I had actually by no means heard of earlier than regardless of 13 years of Catholic college, go determine. Sekiro Dubi additionally exhibits off how Stormhill Shack as soon as functioned as a minor hub for acquainted NPCs like Roderika, but additionally drastically repositioned ones like Hewg, and former work by dataminer Lance McDonald positioned the dreaming monk Jiko there as effectively.

Guilbert’s quest appears to be like to have been deliberate to increase past Limgrave—he shared his lookalike Jerren’s affinity for Basic Radahn, and talked about looking down Malenia in minimize dialogue. It is unclear as but whether or not any remnant of these later phases stays within the game’s information. It is fascinating to see the best way FromSoft reshuffles and recontextualizes its NPCs, even scrapping them altogether, and at a late sufficient stage to have recorded voice overs within the case of Guilbert. I additionally love how surreal it’s to see these acquainted characters behaving in such unfamiliar methods. I am fairly pleased with the Elden Ring we acquired although, barring the exclusion of Kalé’s phenomenal minimize questline, which Sekiro Dubi beforehand coated in one other video.