Find the Crystal Sword, the Larval Tear, the Haligtree Secret Medallion (Right) and defeat Omenkiller in the Village of the Albinaurics.
Update 05/03/2022: We’ve also now added in a section on how to get the legendary armor set – The Royal Remains Armor. While this set isn’t technically part of the Village of Albinaurics area, it is related, as you need the Haligtree Secret Medallion (Right) from the NPC Albus in this area before you can trigger the appearance of the enemy who will give you this special armor set.
(tl;dr – fast travel back to the Roundtable Hold after getting the Haligtree Secret Medallion (Right) from Albus, defeat the invader that appears and you’ll find the Royal Remains armor set waiting for you in one of the rooms).
How To Get To The Village Of The Albinaurics
It’s not too far away that it’s unreachable in the early game though. If you’ve gotten to the back of Stormveil Castle then you can easily make it there, even better if you’ve already reached Liurnia of the Lakes.
We’re going to start this guide from the Liurnia Lake Shore Site of Grace, as it’s a good base to make a run from to the Village of the Albinaurics. If you need to buy any supplies there’s also a merchant right next to it, which is handy.
To get from Liurnia Lake Shore to Village of the Albinaurics, just run straight ahead in a mostly Westerly, sometimes North Westerly direction. If you stick close to the cliff face you can pretty much follow that all the way there. When you get close to the Village the cliff face will flatten out, but if you keep on heading in the same direction, you’ll soon come to a hill rising out of the swamp on your left. Follow this up and you’ll find the Village of the Albinaurics and its Site of Grace.
How To Find The Larval Tear
Rest at the Site of Grace and then back track slightly to the enemies you just passed on your way there.
These are Albinaurics and while they’re not too tricky one at a time, like many Elden Ring foes they have a habit of ganging up on you, which can be much more problematic.
Once you’ve dispatched the Albinaurics, you’ll find the Larval Tear waiting for you on a corpse behind one of the stone coffins in that area. This is a very useful item as when you get the ability to respec your skill points later in the game, you’ll need this item to do so.
How To Defeat The Perfumer
Return to the Site of Grace and rest if you need to refill your flasks.
We’re going to head up the hill now where a tough enemy awaits. In the video at the top of this article I summon some help and then fight the Perfumer head on. In subsequent runs I’ve found a better way is to sneak up the ramp towards him and then stealthily move around behind him, to the right of the tree. If you get the angle right you can then start off the fight by landing a critical backstab.
Once you’ve landed that initial blow, the fight is on. He’ll likely blow his fiery perfume at you pretty much straight away. It’s tricky to pull off, but the best way to deal with the perfume is to roll forward just as he throws it. If you pull it off you’ll jump through the projectile before it lights up into flame and miss it’s damage, you’ll also be nice and close to the Perfumer to land another blow.
If you’re finding this move too hard you can also just circle around him to dodge the perfume and jump in when you find a gap. Also summoning some help like I did in the video is definitely going to make it easier for you.
How To Find Albus And Receive The Haligtree Secret Medallion (Right)
Once you’ve dealt with the Perfumer, continue up the slope to the end of the platform.
Against the wall near the end of the platform you’ll see a barrel. Hit the barrel, which will disappear, revealing a cowering NPC named Albus who you can now talk to. After speaking with Albus he will give you the Haligtree Secret Medallion (Right).
How To Find The Crystal Sword
If you need to, rest at the Site of Grace before crossing the wood and rope bridge to your left.
There’s a magic slinging Albinauric near the end of the bridge and a few other Albinaurics on the island at the other side, but no serious enemies to deal with.
If you head to the left once you reach the island you’ll find an Albinauric Bloodclot crafting ingredient on a corpse behind the tree. You can occasionally harvest more of these from fallen Albinaurics, allowing you to farm the Bloodclots if you need them for crafting.
Head back behind you now to the other side of the island and you’ll find a corpse on an outcrop of rock. If you loot the corpse you’ll get the Crystal Sword.
How To Defeat The Village Of Albinaurics Boss: Omenkiller
Cross back over to the main area of the Village and rest at the Site of Grace.
To reach the boss you need to head back up the hill as if you’re going to fight the perfumer, but just before you get to him turn left and you’ll find a stone bridge with several Albinaurics waiting for you on it, including one that slings magic at you.
To save all your HP and flasks for the Omenkiller, I recommend skipping the Perfumer and the Albinaurics on the stone bridge. The easiest way to do this is to jump on horseback and ride straight up the slope, keeping as left as possible to avoid triggering the Perfumer, jump over the rocks onto the bridge and then ride straight past the Albinaurics. Once you’re at the other side of the bridge you can dismount from Torrent and duck just down the ramp a little so you’re out of the way of any stray magic bolts.
Omenkiller is waiting at the bottom of the ramp. Instead of walking down the ramp and fighting him head on, I found it best to drop off to the side, at the top of the ramp. This will allow you to take care of the dogs that are in this area below Omenkiller and also pick up the Rune Arc from a corpse at the very bottom of the island.
Once you’ve taken care of the dogs, use your best summons and go in for the kill with Omenkiller. There’s no special strategy with this guy. Stay out of the way when he’s swinging and jump in to get hits in when you can. You can see how I did it by watching the video at the start of this guide.
After you’ve defeated Omenkiller, you’ll be rewarded with the Crucible Knot Talisman and 4,900 runes.
How To Get The Royal Remains Armor Set
Once you’ve spoken to Albus and received the Haligtree Secret Medallion (Right), you need to be prepared before your next visit to the Roundtable Hold. This is because the act of receiving the medallion triggers an encounter on your next visit to the hold, with a dangerous invader named Ensha Of The Royal Remains (who was previously standing outside Gideon Ofnir’s room in the hold). There’s no time limit on Ensha appearing, so you can take your time and rest up at a site of grace before returning to make sure you’re ready for the fight.
Once you’ve defeated Ensha, check out the spot outside Gideon Ofnir’s room in the Hold where he was previously standing and you’ll find a glowing item drop. Collect this for your own Royal Remains set. While it doesn’t have super high defensive stats it definitely looks pretty cool, transforming you aesthetically into a denizen of the undead (well, even more so than you already are I suppose). On top of it’s interesting look, the set also gives you a HP regeneration over time effect if you drop below 18% health.
You can check out my other Elden Ring articles here:
- Elden Ring: Thops Questline [Complete Guide] + Maps
- Elden Ring: Cliffbottom Catacombs [Ultimate Guide]
- Elden Ring: How To Make It Safely Down to Limgrave Beach and Find The Haligdrake Talisman
- Elden Ring: The Easy Way To Make It Through Fringefolk Hero’s Grave
- Elden Ring: Minor Erdtree Catacombs [Ultimate Guide]
- Elden Ring: Stormfoot Catacombs Walkthrough + Guide
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