Ruins Map 1st, 2nd, and 3rd locations in Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree

Finding locations in each Ruins Map is part of an optional questline in Elden Ring’s Shadow of the Erdtree.

Given to you as part of the Count Ymir questline, the initial Ruins Map, Ruins Map 2nd, and Ruins Map 3rd all task you with finding a unique hallowed ruin each time.

Doing so requires you explore much of the map — including reaching the Hinterland and Cerulean Coast — which this Elden Ring DLC guide will explain in detail.


Ruins Map 1st location

A screenshot of the Ruins Map inventory item from Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree
Ruins Map (1st)
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Ymir’s first Ruins Map points you to Finger Ruins of Rhia, west of Jagged Peak. The Finger Ruins of Rhia location is accessible from the Finger Ruins of Rhia Site of Grace.

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To get there, head northeast from the Cerulean Coast Cross Site of Grace, riding along the coast westward until you reach a giant stone slab ramp, on the other side of which is the Finger Ruins of Rhia Site of Grace.

A screenshot of The Hanging Bell at Finger Ruins of Rhia in Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree
The Hanging Bell at Finger Ruins of Rhia
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Finger Ruins of Rhia is a massive crater filled with Fingercreepers and Snakemen.

Near the northern end of the crater is a ritual site of four standing stones shaped like fingers, with a Hanging Bell at its center.

Simply walk up to the bell, where you’ll be prompted to “Sound the hanging bell.” You’ll receive the Crimson Seed Talisman +1.

Once completed, return to Ymir, who will give you another Ruins Map. Speak to Jolan while you’re there.


Ruins Map 2nd location

A screenshot of the Ruins Map (2nd) inventory item from Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree
Ruins Map (2nd)
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Ruins Map (2nd) points you to Finger Ruins of Dheo, east of the Hinterland in Scaduview.

The Hinterland and Scaduview are accessible through Shadow Keep.

Our full Shadow Keep Back Gate explainer can give you a step-by-step guide of where to go as it’s somewhat complicated, but in short, once you reach the Back Site Site of Grace, walk north, where you’ll see a side passage to the east that leads to a headless statue of Marika.

At this altar, you’ll need to use the “O Mother” gesture to open a secret passageway leading to the Hinterland site of grace.

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From Hinterland, head east to the Fingerstone Hill Site of Grace, then southeast to another crater populated with Snakemen (including Snakemen who can paralyze you with a powerful spell).

Near the southern end of the crater is a ritual site of four standing stones shaped like fingers, with a Hanging Bell at its center.

A screenshot of the Finger Ruins of Dheo Hanging Bell item from Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree
The Hanging Bell at Finger Ruins of Dheo
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Approach the bell, where you’ll be prompted to “Sound the hanging bell.” You’ll receive the Cerulean Seed Talisman +1.

Once completed, return to Ymir, who will give you another Ruins Map. Once again, speak to Jolán.


Ruins Map 3rd location

A screenshot of the Ruins Map (3rd) inventory item from Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree
Ruins Map (3rd)
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Ruins Map (3rd) points you to Finger Ruins of Miyr, which lies underneath Manus Metyr. To access this area, known as the Finger Birthing Grounds, Ymir cannot be on his throne. If he is, rest at a site of grace until he moves to the graveyard at Manus Metyr.

A Tarnished warrior looks down upon a secret door to an underground area in Manus Metyr in a screenshot from Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree.
The secret passageway beneath Ymir’s throne
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Approach Ymir’s throne, which has a secret switch underneath its seat. Interact with it to open a secret passageway leading to Finger Birthing Grounds.

One more Hanging Bell awaits, with a battle against the boss Metyr, the Mother of Fingers on the other side of it.

However, as you enter the Finger Ruins of Miyr, you’ll be invaded by Swordhand of Night Anna. Defeat her, and you’ll be rewarded with a claw weapon, Claws of Night.

Having vanquished Anna, you are now free to battle Metyr, Mother of Fingers.

Approaching Metyr, Mother of Fingers in Elden Ring Image: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco via Polygon

Metyr, Mother of Fingers is a Remembrance boss. You can cash in her Power of Remembrance with Finger Reader Enia at Roundtable Hold to receive either the Staff of the Great Beyond, a catalyst used for casting both sorceries and incantations; or the Gazing Finger, a club with a unique skill known as Kowtower’s Resentment, a charge attack that will cause an explosion.

Once Metyr, Mother of Fingers has been felled, return to Manus Metyr to conclude the Count Ymir questline.


Looking for more Shadow of the Erdtree guides? Check out our guides on the Dryleaf Dane, Hornsent, Hornsent Grandam, Redmane Freyja, and Sir Ansbach NPC quests, or peruse our interactive Elden Ring DLC map.