Redmane Freyja questline steps in Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree

Redmane Freyja is one of the first NPCs you’ll come across in Elden Ring’s Shadow of the Erdtree DLC. You’ll meet in her Gravesite Plain, at the very start of your adventure into the Shadow Realm.

In this Elden Ring DLC guide, I’ll walk you through how to complete Redmane Freyja’s quest in Shadow of the Erdtree.


Where to find Redmane Freyja NPC in Elden Ring DLC

A map showing the location of Freyja in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree Image: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco via Polygon

A Tarnished speaks to Redmane Freyja in Shadow of the Erdtree Image: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco via Polygon

Redmane Freyja is resting alongside another NPC, Hornsent, at the Three-Path Cross Site of Grace. You can find this site of grace at the end of the main road in Gravesite Plain, before it splinters off into the road west toward Belurat castle, the road north to the lake, and the road east to Castle Ensis. (This is also where you’ll find the first of Miquella’s Crosses.)

Speak to Redmane Freyja here until she starts repeating her dialogue. Then proceed along through Belurat castle. While inside, you can summon Redmane Freyja for the Divine Beast Dancing Lion boss fight at the top of the castle, but this isn’t necessary to complete her quest.

Before leaving Gravesite Plain, make sure you find and talk to another NPC, Sir Ansbach, at the Main Gate Cross Site of Grace. You’ll need him to help Freyja later on.


Meeting Freyja in Shadow Keep

A map showing the location of Freyja in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree Image: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco via Polygon

A Tarnished speaks with Freyja in Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree Image: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco via Polygon

Once you kill the Divine Beast Dancing Lion, you won’t run into Redmane Freyja again for quite a while. Continue through the Shadow Realm until you get close to Shadow Keep. When you do, you’ll get a notification that the Great Rune has broken. This is supposed to happen — you didn’t do anything wrong here — and will set some of the NPCs on a new path.

When the Great Rune breaks, it’s a good idea to head back and talk to all of the NPCs you’ve met so far, to make sure you progress their questlines and hear their new dialogue. This is seemingly unnecessary for Redmane Freyja, assuming you spoke to her earlier in the DLC. However, you will get some additional context and dialogue from her, so it’s best to go visit her before you continue.

Once you’ve done your world tour of NPCs, head into Shadow Keep and push forward through the dungeon. Near the end, you’ll bump into Freyja at the site of grace on the seventh floor of the Specimen Storehouse. She’ll be behind the site of grace, ducked down and looking for some information on General Radahn.

Talk to Freyja and exhaust all of her new dialogue. She won’t be in a very conversational mood here, and will grumble to herself about needing to talk to Sir Ansbach.


Getting Freyja’s letter from Sir Ansbach

A map showing the location of Sir Ansbach in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree Image: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco via Polygon

A Tarnished speaks with Sir Ansbach in Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree Image: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco via Polygon

You should’ve already spoken to Sir Ansbach back in Gravesite Plain, before the Great Rune broke. If you spoke to him again after the Great Rune, he’ll have already made his way to Shadow Keep before you arrived. If not, just go talk to him again and rest.

You’ll find Sir Ansbach on the first floor of the Specimen Storehouse, although he’s not as conveniently located as Redmane Freyja. From the site of grace on the first floor, head forward around the giant beast, up the stairs to your left, past the bookshelves, and down the stairs to your right into a small room. You’ll find Sir Ansbach in the back corner, reading a book.

Talk to Freyja upstairs and then head down to Ansbach and tell him of her plight. Exhaust his dialogue and then go rest again. Return to Sir Ansbach and he’ll give you the “Letter for Freyja.” Return to Freyja on the seventh floor and give her Ansbach’s letter. Keep talking to her until she runs out of dialogue and gives you the Golden Lion Shield.

If you rest again, she should disappear.

You can now return to Sir Ansbach to tell him about Freyja’s reaction to his letter and continue his questline.


How to finish Redmane Freyja’s quest

Once you give Freyja Ansbach’s letter and talk to her, you’ll have effectively completed her quest. However, she will pop up again near the very end of the DLC — alongside a few other familiar faces. Just continue along the main path and you’ll get the conclusion to her story before you reach the final boss.


Looking for more Shadow of the Erdtree guides? Check out our guides on Elden Ring DLC armor, weapons, map fragments, sites of grace, bosses, and the Count Ymir and Hornsent Grandam quests.