Mistwood Ruins is one of the areas that you can visit in Elden Ring. There, you’ll find gigantic bears, as well as the noisy howling of a wolf. There’s a way to get that fella to aid you once you enter an entirely different location. Here’s our Elden Ring guide to help you with Mistwood Ruins, Blaidd the Half-Wolf, and Forlorn Hound Evergaol.
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Elden Ring guide – Mistwood Ruins, Blaidd the Half-Wolf, and Forlorn Hound Evergaol
First, let’s talk about Forlorn Hound Evergaol in Elden Ring. You’ll likely stumble upon it as you’re farming runes via the Troll Carriage or exploring after meeting Sorceress Sellen. It’s found further south of those two areas. When you get there, you’ll notice a circulate plate in the middle, as well as weird, stone tendrils with purple eyes.
If you want to battle the opponent here immediately, that’s up to you. However, I suggest taking a detour to Mistwood Ruins first.
Mistwood Ruins: The Bear and the Howling
The Mistwood Ruins area in Elden Ring is found east of Limgrave. Be quiet when you reach it, since there’s a giant bear that will wake up if it hears you.
Note: You can avoid the bear and go to the cellar that it’s guarding. Down below, you’ll find the Axe Talisman, which enhances charge attacks. The bear, if it’s aggroed, will go on a rampage. However, you can snipe it from the cellar by using your bow.
However you decide to handle the bear, you’ll probably hear howling near the ruins. If you look up top, you’ll see someone who’s making all that racket.
Is it a werewolf, a half-wolf, or someone who’s just into cosplaying? Well, you won’t be able to do anything unless…
Go ahead and pay a visit to Merchant Kale. Yes, that vendor NPC who’s selling stuff in the Church of Elleh near the starting area.
Talk to him about the howling in Mistwood, and he’ll give you the Finger Snap emote.
Return to Mistwood Ruins and go underneath the spot where that howling fella is. Then, use the Finger Snap emote.
The warrior will jump down and introduce himself as Blaidd the Half-Wolf. He also says that he’s looking for someone named Darriwil.
Forlorn Hound Evergaol
Now would be a good time to go back to Forlorn Hound Evergaol in Elden Ring since you’ve met Blaidd the Half-Wolf. When you reach that spot, you’ll notice a gold summoning sign, allowing you to ask for Blaidd’s help.
Bloodhound Knight Darriwil might have quick attacks, but Blaidd will prove to be a valuable ally. He can distract while you wail away on your target.
Defeating Darriwil nets you the Bloodhound’s Fang curved greatsword:
- Requirement – Str 18 and Dex 17
- Scaling – Str D and Dex C
Likewise, Blaidd will thank you for your time. He’ll hand over 1x Somber Smithing Stone . This type of item is akin to regular Smithing Stones in that it’s used for weapon upgrades. The difference is that you’d use this for unique/special weapons — things with fancy names — like the one that you just received.