Trying to figure out how to complete Brother Corhyn’s quest in Elden Ring? You meet this NPC when you first arrive in Roundtable Hold, though his quest won’t begin until you’ve progressed a bit further in the Lands Between. He sells incantations (opens in a new tab)so it pays to talk to him early on if you left with a magic to build (opens in a new tab).
Brother Corhyn’s story takes you to some of the later areas and involves another NPC named Goldmask. Note that you will also get a required item for one of Ring of Elden Endings (opens in a new tab) as a reward. The quest itself isn’t too taxing, but a few steps might have you scratching your head, so I’ll go over everything below. Here’s how to complete the Elden Ring Brother Corhyn quest, including where to find Goldmask and how to solve the riddle in Leyndell.
I’ve tried to keep this guide as spoiler-free as possible, but click now if you don’t want to risk it.
Elden Ring Brother Corhyn quest steps
If you progress too far in the main story, you will not be able to complete the previous stages of this quest and Goldmask will disappear. Be sure to do all the stages to the top of the Giant Mountains before defeating the Crumbling main boss Farum Azula.
Here is a brief summary of the steps you will need to follow to complete Brother Corhyn’s questline:
- Talk to Brother Corhyn at Roundtable Hold once you reach Altus Plateau.
- Find him in Altus Plateau and talk to him there.
- Find Goldmask on the northern part of the bridge in the same area.
- Return to Brother Corhyn and talk to him to move him to Goldmask’s location.
- Find them both in Leyndell, Royal Capital and solve the riddle.
- Meet Brother Corhyn and Goldmask on top of the Giant Mountains.
- Find Goldmask in Leyndell, Ashen Capital to receive the Repair Rune of Perfect Order.
- Find Brother Corhyn in Leyndell, Ashen Capital, or atop the Giant Mountains.
How to start
How to Start Brother Corhyn’s Quest
You meet Brother Corhyn for the first time at Roundtable Hold and you can talk to him as soon as you arrive. He can be found in the main table room, standing in front of the fire. He will sell you incantations but you won’t be able to start his quest until you reach the Altus Plateau. You can do this either by using the Medallion Dectus (opens in a new tab) or by the mines shortcut.
Once you reach the plateau, return to Roundtable Hold and talk to Corhyn. He will tell you that he is going on a journey to find Goldmask. It will now move from the slipway to Altus Plateau.
To find Brother Corhyn’s new location, head to the Altus Highway junction site of Grace and head north along the road. You’ll find him standing next to the map pillar. Talk to him and you can buy incantations or ask questions about Goldmask. He will mention that the man is probably closer to the Erdtree but will keep looking.
Golden Mask Location
Elden Ring Golden Mask Location
Now to find Goldmask. Continue along the road which winds north and east. You’ll eventually find a large broken bridge with the Greatbridge Forest-Spanning Grace Site right at the edge. Goldmask is on the north side, but the teleporter next to you will transport you to the other side.
When you spawn at the north end of the bridge, turn around and head south to the broken part. Goldmask stands at the end and the reason for his name suddenly becomes clear. Talk to him, though you’ll get little response, then return to Brother Corhyn by the map pillar and tell him where Goldmask is when prompted.
Now go back to Goldmask’s location on the bridge and you’ll find that Brother Corhyn has joined him. If he hasn’t moved here, try resting on a grace site. Talk to Corhyn again and you can get more information about Goldmask.
law of regression
Where to find the Law of Regression incantation
To note: You can get the Golden Order Principia spellbook after meet Brother Corhyn and Goldmask in Leyndell if that’s easier.
You’re going to need to refresh your magic shortly, but first you need to find a spell. You can find the Principality of the Golden Order spell book that is needed to learn the Law of Regression incantation very close to Grace’s site of Erdtree’s Shrine in Leyndell, Royal Capital – in fact, it’s literally right above you.
From Grace’s site, head to the tree branch that winds through the room, jump over the railing outside and climb it. Once on the top floor, go through the door and back outside, immediately turn left and drop down onto the large yellow roof. Look for a window you can climb through, then turn right and head to the other side where the branch meets the walkway. Proceed along the branch to find the grimoire on a corpse in the chair hanging from the ceiling.
Leyndell, royal capital
Location of Brother Corhyn in Leyndell, Royal Capital
You need to get two large runes to access Leyndell, Royal Capital for this next step. Once inside the city, you need to find Brother Corhyn and Goldmask, who have moved to an area east of the Colosseum.
To get there, make a quick trip to the West Capital Rampart Site of Grace, then head south along the walkway and pass under the huge branch running overhead. Climb the wide stairs here then take the right path when you reach the cliff. A little higher and to your left you can find a narrow path that backtracks but takes you up the side of the cliff. Follow this all the way up to find Brother Corhyn and Goldmask.
Listen to Corhyn, then ask her about Goldmask again when prompted. You can now hand over the Golden Order Principia and purchase the Law of Regression Incantation from Brother Corhyn.
How to solve the puzzle
This step requires you to cast the incantation of the Law of Regression, so if you don’t have enough intelligence stats, you can reach the requirement through different equipment, talismans and great runes. If you don’t have access to intelligence enhancement equipment, you can respect (opens in a new tab) also, although you need a second larval tear if you want to backtrack later. Remember to memorize the spell and have a “Seal” weapon equipped to use it.
Now that you’ve spoken to Brother Corhyn and obtained the Law of Regression incantation, you can move on to the puzzle. Return to Grace’s site of Erdtree Shrine, then go through the door to the west and take the elevator.
Head down the stairs and you’ll see a message on the ground below in front of a large statue. It reads:
“Regression alone reveals secrets.”
Cast the Law of Regression spell and a new message will appear in front of you. I will not reveal what the second message says because it is very spoilery, so read it for yourself, then go back to Brother Corhyn and tell Goldmask what you found out. You should also exhaust Corhyn’s dialogue here.
Peaks of the Giants
Where to find Brother Corhyn in Mountaintops of the Giants
Both Brother Corhyn and Goldmask move to the mountaintops of the Giants’ Region and are at the top of the bridge just south of the Stargazers Ruins. The fastest way to get there is from the Grace site of Freezing Lake. Travel west until you come to the bridge southwest of Castle Sol, cross it, then head to the bridge southeast of it.
Talk to Brother Corhyn here and ask about Goldmask when prompted. If you have the Oblivion Tonic in your inventory, given by Tanith during Rya’s Questline (opens in a new tab)here you have the possibility to offer it to Corhyn. He won’t take what you choose, but it seems his quest will end here if you do.
Repair Rune of Perfect Order
How to Get the Repair Rune of Perfect Order
This final stage will only be available after completing the Crumbling Farum Azula area. Once you get to Leyndell, Ashen Capital after defeating the boss, you can find Goldmask very close to where he and Brother Corhyn used to stand. Check the map above for the exact location. You can now loot the Repair Rune of Perfect Order from him, which grants you access to one of the endings.
You can also find Brother Corhyn in the area. It is almost directly south of Leyndell, Capital of Ash Site of Grace and very close to where Grace West Capital Rampart would be. Once you find him, exhaust his dialogue, then reload the area and return to his location to find Corhyn’s Bell Bearing and Corhyn’s Robe.
If you can’t find Corhyn in Leyndell, it’s possible he’s moved to his previous location atop the Giants’ Mountains.