The Lore of Elden Ring's Bosses (that served the Golden Order)
bosses serve America's
Order in some capacity, whether loyal to it or enslaved by it, so let's discuss all of these
bosses at a time before
order came to the lands between the mountaintops to the north of the giants a name that makes it abundantly clear who ruled this region of the world, but it was not always so, according to the incantation overlooked by Borealis, the ice dragons were once lords of the mountain peaks until they were defeated by the fire giants and hunted from the peak and on that peak a huge forge is enthroned.
Interestingly, the chain
rings of these forges represent dragons, which could be a reference to the dragons that once inhabited the area, and although I don't think we can say for sure who built the forge, blacksmithing is said to have its origins with the giants , and the craft was once even considered divine, so it is probable that they at least made good use of those sparks of fire from t His forge would fall and fertilize the smolde
ring flowers that bloomed on the mountaintops, and it seems this was a quite a crucial part of life in this region.
The oldest giants here were called fire giants, and according to the flame incantation they have, they have long held a lonely curse to serve as the keepers of the flame for eternity. Curses are now traditionally the domain of the gods in software games and indeed the fire giants are quoted as having borrowed their power from such a god represented here by a single large red eye this god is called a god of flame and it is assumed that he is able to inhabit the fire itself as well as the bodies of the fire giants who worshiped him themselves in the mountaintops and considered the fire giants their neighbors, the relationship here is implied to be amicable, perhaps even cooperative, since the sword combines the power of the flame and the power of the primeval current visible in the night sky, the sword would become a treasure of the carrion royal family, and the carrion themselves are likely descendants of the astrologers generations later who used these carrion Royals would call on their old giant allies for help, but we'll get to that in a moment the fire giants had n Yet a neighbor with whom relations were not so friendly Farther down in the mountains just beyond the Forbidden Lands the Knights of Zamor roamed so long according to their armor - Living warriors clad in biting icy winds have always been said to be mortal enemies to have been the fire giant.
Dedicated to their armament after winter itself, these beings had weapons styled after icy winds and bodies draped in swirling ice storms. It makes perfect sense that such frigid beings are natural mortal enemies of the fire giants, and they have their greater rivals usually challenged, but it seems your real chance came when queen america was at war with the fire giants and the knights of zamor happily joined their offensive. they gained great fame among the
order of the strange trees and many ancient heroes of zamor were celebrated as heroes of the fire giants were largely wiped from the face of the earth after this war.
Up until now I have resisted calling the giants evil but the reality is that pretty much every item description describes their god as a devil god and the giant's flame is a flame of doom and to be fair their god shines not being a super nice guy. I mean, he only really opens his eyes when the fire giant boss sacrifices a leg that's pretty much metal, but I kind of give them the benefit of the doubt because I think it's pretty clear who's doing the story about this devil god writes that the many mentions of this god as evil clearly come because even du
ring america's age of the earth tree, fire was just this extremely taboo subject and it's not just giant flame items mentioning this fire in general were forbidden to those who
served the earth tree what was a pretty smart defensive measure, especially conside
ring many rival outer gods also have their own flame, the formless mother has a blood flame which the three fingers enraged flame, the outer god of death has spirit flames but especially the flame of the giant was able to burn the earth tree, and that is a fact that is clearly the inevitable War with the giants so that the giants were considered mortal enemies of the Earth Tree and supposedly devastated.
Nature unleashed avalanches and whipped up storms of flame with her roar. Those who
served the Oden Tree were clearly afraid and perhaps rightly so and so, led by Lord Godfrey, the forces of the Earth Tree went to war, the fire giants borrowed from the Devil God's power to fight the Earth Tree but became nevertheless defeated, according to the flame incantation which freed the fire giants from their curse to serve as the flame's guardians all but one in which the devil god still hides, and when America realized that the giant's flame would never die, America left these last giants alive, knowing that he would protect the flame for all eternity, leaving them cursed, cursed.
To protect the flame from someone like us, many lesser giants, along with the Knights of Zamor, went to war against the fire giants entangled. These smaller giants are called trolls and are attested to be a race descended from the giants this relationship is clearer on the mountaintops where the trolls still cast giant flame incantations here. Troll hammers were even once used as ancient ceremonial forging tools hence it seems obvious that the trolls and the fire giants coexisted for a while and then became more and more distant from each other because while some trolls are probably still fire giants at heart, many are not now, in the heart of most trolls there is nothing, there is this suspicious hollow right here almost like something was ripped out of her torso and conside
ring what's on the torso of the last remaining fire giant the truth becomes pretty clear, right, every single troll is now missing that giant eye of their outer god and if you manage to look really closely here at a tr oll we find that in its place is this strange stone tablet held up by what appears to be roots, like quail, indicating that these rooted tablets are very reminiscent of the rooted shackles created to bind the Omen twins Binding Moog and Morgot which might indicate that the trolls are also bound or oppressed by America in some way is of course just speculation but America has this suspicious set of stone tablets in its chambers and I think it's a good theory for sure that there is a sword tombstone in it Mountaintops further elaborates on the role of the troll in the war of the giants, here champions fought and supposedly the trolls were betrayed, but what was the nature of this betrayal said less?
The giants resent their larger kin or did Marrica somehow enforce this betrayal with the stone shackles. I think that's largely up to you, but whatever the case, trolls these days are said to have lost their minds and become inseparable from the weight of their rusty swords, which have long since lost all trace of gold, whether they carry coffins or am Digging bedrock of the earth, their sad state now resembles enslavement more than anything, although some trolls seem to have a bit more dignity and these are the ones who later fought the Oden Tree. These were the enchanted troll knights believed to be young Ranala's comrades, called into service when the queen took an oath they swore long ago, as mentioned, to which the trolls date far back than the fire giants and the Astrologers were still neighbors and then probably for whatever reason swore an oath to the astrologers and later as the carrion against the u I suppose the trolls were eventually called into this service to be treated as true bearer knights, the swords imbedded in blue glitterstone, and summoning giant glitterblades that they fought with their long-lost human comrades.
Thus he became the royal blacksmith of the Carrion family, and unlike the stonedigger trolls, he actually uses this weapon for its intended purpose as Blacksmith's Hammer, and now he serves the lady Rani, whom he has known since childhood. Next I want to talk about the Night Cavalry These returning
bosses roam the dark streets at night and were once led by the Fel Some. Now that description is specifically refer
ring to Margaret's title as Felomen, not Morgot's title as Omenking, and I think that's important because Margaret represents that covert extension of Morgot who scouts further out in the world and takes out champions who face the All the way from Stormville Castle approaching Morgot's big role e in the story is that he is a staunch defender of urges who wouldn't dare betray the
Order whom he calls all other demigods willful traitors all because they fought for the great runes of the
Ring, even Radhan, who has many signs of being quite loyal to the
Order, is simply labeled a traitor because at one point he fights another character who has a great rune attack on one of the most powerful of the demigods, in fact a channel called smotown has a really good little video discussing whether this is actually Redan and I would highly recommend you to see if the cavalry knights appear to fulfill a role similar to that of Margate in terms of their armour, they were b
ringers of death to great warriors, knights and champions, simply as no motive is given, other than that they were the have a reputation for taking down the greatest warriors in the world and it makes sense that that would be their goal as only the strongest can acquire two major runes and approach the earth tree so it's almost as if strength itself needs to be suppressed, so that Morgot's failing
order could be maintained why Margaret is defending Stormvale I like to think he's fighting here because he realizes that Godric is the weakest of the demigods left so he's bolste
ring his strength in that sense and trying to Maintaining this unstable stalemate is essentially the guiding principle of these serving the Earth Tree, especially as you get closer to the capital t, there are numerous examples of this.
Lane Dell's soldiers conduct their battles defensively. The Knights of Lane Del always put their shield before the sword and Lanedale itself, the town is built to withstand a siege with layers and layers of built in defenses and the standard of protection all Old Tree defenders aspire to is that of the Tree Wardens, whose
Order became the living wall of the earth tree, adorned with
golden treetop armor and shields that can retaliate with flashes of light, they turn defense into offense and that's the idea in Lane dell Defense is the best offense and so The idea presented is just so nice to tell stories so many characters in other areas of the lands longing to return to the blessed land of the oden tree and even for you it is this goal that the entire game looms over you so the path Everyone who approaches knows the highway has fallen apart through Leonia, so you'll have to use this secret, take a waterlogged route up through the mountain.
This is my favorite part of the game by the way, finding that secret path through the mountains and infiltrating the Altus Plateau and then when you finally get there there are tons of ballista and golem arches all facing outward and eventually you find even a side entrance to the spur de l and that's even guarded by a tree guard, and it's not just any tree guard, this one is actually a draconic tree guard that's a little different. This variant of Guardians arose after the ancient dragons attacked the Lane del in their story and we talked more about this event in the video about the demigods, but in the end the ancient dragons were friends and worshiping the ancient dragons was considered acceptable viewed, alongside the belief in the stinking dragons that became associated with the
order, so to speak, and the dragon cultists adopted them in a physical fashion that were also instrumental in the rise of the Earth Tree were the Crucible Knights, who eventually, because of their strength, despised for their looks and close resemblance to Chaos and how that inspired who they originally were.
Sixteen of those nights
served Godfrey, the first
Elden Lord, and all 16 of them still remain in the lands between which one is locked in an eternal prison, two seemingly dead and called to battle as ghosts, some Crucible Knights still patrol the alleys , some protecting great tree roots, though most just stand prostrate in lost corners of the earth and one of