news tip Elden Ring: This very nice NPC is actually a dirty rat
The realm of the underworld is huge and full of all kinds of NPCs. Some of them are adorable, like the turtle Miriel, and others overtly despicable, like the famous Patches. But there is a third category of NPCs that will try to get into your favor in order to better rob you later, like the character we are going to talk to you about today.
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In Elden Ring you have to explore the realm of the underworld from top to bottom in order to achieve your goal: collect the most important runes to restore the circle of the Elden. During your journey you will surely come across the Castle of Voilorage des Necrolimbo. However, the entrance will be blocked, and you will most likely come across a specific one I like
But be aware that the moment you enter the castle, Gostoc follows you more or less discreetly, and not because he is worried about your health. In fact, beneath his nice undead attitude, Gostoc is actually a bit of a prankster and, more importantly, a big opportunist: Every time you lose your life in the castle, 30% of your runes are stolen. But his operation doesn’t stop there as he will go as far as locking you in the room which houses a massive one Exiled Knight and the Rusty Key
To eradicate or not to eradicate, that is the question
Before patch 1.03 was released, it was entirely possible to eradicate this filthy Gostoc rat without consequences, but as of March 23, 2022, players who prematurely ended its life may well have regrets. Up until Godrick’s death, Gostoc previously offered you his services as a trader. After that, he could be found trampling on his former master’s corpse, but you couldn’t buy him anything anymore. Since this update, Gostoc’s story has been deepened and you will deal with him during Nepheli Loux and Kenneth Haight’s quests. If you’ve made enough progress on Nepheli Loux’s quest instead of closing up shop and packing for Godrick’s death, Gostoc resumes service with the new hostess and gives you access to her wares again.
Among them we find in particular a Forgestone of the Ancient Dragons to buy for 20 000 runesbecause obviously Gostoc hasn’t robbed you enough yet. Once the Forge Stone is in your pocket, you are free to kill Gostoc or not., but be aware that as long as he’s alive, he’ll steal runes from you every time you die in Castle Voilorage. Similar to patch 1.03, it’s also possible that a future update will give it more meaning. If you still decide to eliminate him, you can retrieve all the runes he stole from you since your encounter.as well as a Cinematic Pearl that you can give Carcasses of the twin girls to access your inventory.
And you, what are your plans for Gostoc the voilorage rat? Have you already eradicated this vermin or do you intend to keep it alive? Tell us everything in the comments!
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