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Elden Ring fans killing the turtle pope shock the internet

Pop Team Epic's Popuko holds a hammer above her head while staring at Elden Ring's Turtle Pope Miriel.

A dramatic interpretation of the last moments of the turtle pope.
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Dogs are good even if they are in the shape of a giant tortoise. However, the Lands Between is an unforgiving place where boundaries are crossed and sacrifices must be made in the pursuit of knowledge elden ring Player. Unfortunately, this knowledge came at a dear price with the life of Miriel, Pastor of the Vows. All because some people wanted the answer to the question, “What happens if you kill the turtle pope?”

mirielalso known as “Turtle Pope”, is a soft-spoken turtle NPC who acts as the administrator of the Church of the Vows. While Miriel can’t move out of the church ruins because his legs aren’t what they used to be, the gentle turtle is more than willing to serve as a guide for players, teaching them sorcery and incantations. Miriel also tells the player a bit about the lore of the world, emphasizing his love of learning. He’s not the kind of character most people would attack. But people know that some NPCs in elden ring Drop items, some of which would otherwise be impossible to obtain through quest lines. So curiosity exists, morbidly.

Youtuber Prizzaawho posted a lot of “what ifs”. elden ring Videos, posted a minute-long video documenting her killing of Miriel. To add insult to injury, they did so with Messenger’s horn. Warning: The following video contains video game snuffing. The following program contains scenes that may offend your moral sense.

While this heinous act is morally bankrupt, killing Miriel results in players winning Miriel’s bell campan item that players can use to obtain items from the Twin Maiden Husks In the hold round table and – oh god, 12 turtlenecks.

After taking a few brutal hits from an insidious brass instrument, Miriel tries to dissuade Prizzaa’s violent behavior by telling them that his attacks are futile because his flesh is like stone. His appeals fail to reach the YouTuber, causing the wise turtle to retreat to the safety of his shell before continuing their attack.

“I can’t die, but I won’t cause you any harm either,” says Miriel. “Stop your futile efforts.”

But don’t stop Prizzaa. The video then skips ahead through more vicious toots and bonks while Drowning Pool’s “Let the Bodies Hit the Floor” plays in the background. After delivering the killing blow, Miriel’s turtle lip(?) lets out a haunting high-pitched howl before crossing over to the rainbow bridge in the sky. After pocketing Miriel’s item drop, Prizzaa saunters over to a shrine in hopes of winning something absolution, an act of forgiveness that, with the help of an additional item, sometimes leads to the resurrection of some dead NPCs that have been attacked or killed. You gain nothing.

While some in their comments section appreciated the knowledge they gained from this crappy little experiment, the majority of viewers were understandably concerned and expressed disgust at the war crimes they witnessed.

girlless behavior here,” wrote Dazdrasen Constantine.

“It was the scariest thing I’ve ever seen elden ring, and I’m 130 hours into it,” said another commenter, likely referring to the fact that the game is full of horrible, unspeakable things. That’s right up there with the Albinaurics or something that was done at Raya Lucaria for the purpose of investigation.

Prizzaa is not the only one elden ring Causing players to engage in morally bankrupt behavior by wiping out the fan-favorite NPC. Really, killing NPCs is a time-honoured tradition for some – but what sets this apart is how popular the character is with the wider fan base. Redditor VG_Crimson has taken care of that r/Elden Ring yesterday to confess her sin with the aptly titled post “I Killed Pope Turtle So You Don’t Have To”. VG_Crimson not only narrated the Turtle Pope’s final moments, praise be to him, in poignant detail, but also expressed regret and shame for her “senseless” act of violence.

Halfway across the poor lawn, they posted that Miriel remained as “kindhearted” as he was before the attack. The turtle even went so far as to promise that if they do, he won’t retaliate against VG_Crimson stop attack him and that he will not blame them for his downfall.

“Bless his damn soul, dogs really are man’s best friend,” they said.

VG_Crimson admitted that the only reason they killed Miriel was out of their own morbid curiosity. An oddity they now regret.

“You’ll win a pair of turtlenecks and his bell store to buy whatever’s available in his store, but he’ll never ask you guys to study together again,” wrote VG_Crimson. “You don’t get anything special and you lose the best place to put all your incantations/magic.”

One detail from their self-report on the turtle murder that will haunt me for the rest of my days is the interpretation of why they didn’t gain absolution after killing Meriel. According to VG_Crimson, absolution is not required since Miriel has already forgiven you and is doing so while you murder him. That is hard.

“I have to live with this on my soul now, don’t do that,” they said. “There’s nothing to gain, and not only do you lose the comfort of him, but you also lose a part of yourself.”

https://kotaku.com/elden-ring-turtle-pope-miriel-church-vows-item-bell-bea-1848681416 Elden Ring fans killing the turtle pope shock the internet

Curtis Crabtree

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