- Should You Give The Rune Tablet To Gerlinde Or Sparky?
Your equipment plays a crucial role in how you deal with the challenges in Lords Of The Fallen. The game provides a range of weapons and armor sets for you to pick from. While it’s essential to have good gear, it’s even more important to upgrade it as the game becomes tougher as you advance.
In this game, there’s a feature that lets you insert runes into your weapons. However, even after you get the blacksmith at Skyrest, you might not know how to activate this option. That’s because you need to find rune tablets to unlock this capability.
Rune Tablet Location #1
You can find the first rune tablet at Fitzroy’s Gorge, which is accessible from the Forsaken Fen.
Starting at Shuja Hamlet/Vestige of the Pale Butcher, just before the Hushed Saint boss fight, cross the wooden bridge. Keep to the right side and eventually, you’ll reach a locked gate, but you can use your Umbral Lamp to bypass it.
The path ahead is straightforward. Continue on the right side until you encounter another locked door. But be cautious as there are many enemies along the way.
You’ll know you’re on the right track when you see a location prompt that says Fitzroy’s Gorge.
Similar to what you did with the first locked door, use your Umbral Lamp again to bypass two more locked doors on the way. After the second door, head right and follow the path until you reach a broken wooden bridge.
To cross it, enter Umbral realm, and there you can cross to the other side.
On the right side after crossing, you’ll find an entrance leading to a ladder. Descend and follow the road to the end to discover the first rune tablet called the Cracked Rune Tablet.
When you hand this to Gerlinde, you’ll unlock the option to socket runes in your weapons, starting with the first slot.
Rune Tablet Location #2
You can find the second rune tablet in the Upper Calrath Mining District/Vestige of Doln, accessible after defeating the Spurned Progeny boss.
From the Vestige, head right and follow the straightforward road until you come across an entrance leading to a passage on the left side. Follow this path to the lower level until you reach an area with a tree in the middle.
Take the stairs on the left side, which will lead you to an Umbral Flowerbed inside a building.
From here, continue a bit further, and you’ll notice a room where you can find loot inside a fireplace. Pick it up to obtain the Chipped Rune Tablet.
When you give this tablet to Gerlinde, you’ll expand her inventory, allowing you to buy more runes. More importantly, it will unlock the second rune slot on upgraded weapons.
Rune Tablet Location #3
The last rune tablet is located further into the game, and you’ll need to progress until you reach the Tower of Penance.
To get there, you’ll need to go through the Manse of the Hallowed Brothers. Towards the end of this area, you’ll come across two areas to explore, but the one you’re looking for is easy to spot because it has a bridge leading to the tower.
On the bridge, you’ll have to defeat the Blessed Carrion Knight Sanisho before you can access the Tower of Penance.
The main door of the tower will be locked, so head left until you find an elevator that takes you to the top of the tower. From there, you’ll need to enter the Umbral realm and make your way down.
Making your way down here can be tricky due to enemies and the jumps you have to make, so be careful.
Once you reach the first ground level, you’ll see a locked door, which is the same door you encountered when you first reached the tower.
If you follow the path to the right side of the door, you’ll come across a chest containing the final Rune Tablet.
Should You Give The Rune Tablet To Gerlinde Or Sparky?
Just like before, return to Gerlinde with the tablet. However, this time, there’s a twist. Both Gerlinde and Sparky will ask for the tablet.
Your choice here does have an impact, but it won’t affect the story.
Give Rune Tablet To Gerlinde
If you choose to give the Rune Tablet to Gerlinde, she will be pleased. After you rest at a Vestige and return to her, you’ll notice that Sparky has departed. However, when you interact with Gerlinde, she will reward you with the Crafter’s Essence Rune.
This rune is valuable because it reduces the weight and requirements of a weapon or shield to 0.
Give Rune Tablet To Sparky
Sparky requests the Rune Tablet in exchange for his freedom. If you choose to give it to him, he’ll express his gratitude and then vanish. This action will leave Gerlinde angry because you didn’t follow her quest, causing all her prices to double.
On the positive side, you’ll gain the ability to perform equipment upgrades and runesmithing at any Vestige.
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