Elden Ring cut questline would have expanded merchants’ storyline

Even more Elden Ring cut content has been discovered, on this occasion a questline regarding everyone’s favourite merchant Kalé.

With a game as big as Elden Ring, there’s bound to be some cut content in the game. Secret abilities, odd, giant, stone faces, a quest involving dream catching. There’s a lot leftover that didn’t make it into the final game.

Thanks to YouTuber Sekiro Dubi, an Elden Ring cut questline involving the first merchant you’re likely to meet in the game, Kalé has been uncovered. There will be some spoilers ahead for parts of the game that weren’t cut.

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Obviously, you start off with meeting Kalé in the Church of Elleh. Sekiro Dubi was able to uncover some extra dialogue in the game’s files that Kalé had, talking about something called the Great Caravan. According to Kalé, it was the home of the nomadic merchants, but it had been lost to time. 

Later on, once you’ve defeated Godrick at Stormveil Castle, Kalé tells you that he plans to move on to look for the Great Caravan. The merchant does however leave messages for you, hinting as to where he’s gone. With the first clue pointing you towards Liurnia.

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what happens next?

Eventually, he moves on to Leyndell, with some typical fetch quests keeping you moving onwards with him. Which Sekiro Dubi was able to explain how they brought those quests back in. 

And eventually, after following Kalé’s footsteps, the character finds himself in the Subterranean Shunning Grounds. Those that have gotten this far might know that this is where the Three Fingers reside. As well as a huge number of merchant corpses. 

Essentially, the questline would imply that this is where the Great Caravan would reside. And in frustration at the discovery, Kalé would unsuccessfully attempt to obtain the power of the frenzied flame. 

Depending on your perspective, if you as the player do this it’s considered the bad ending of the game. Though it sounds like it would have brought this ending much more to the foreground than it currently is.

Featured Image Credit: FromSoftware/ Sekiro Dubi