What are all Glintstone Key locations and how do you complete Sorcerer Thops' quest in Elden Ring? Sorcerer Thops is an NPC you'll encounter shortly after defeating Godrick the Grafted in the Church of Irith. In addition to selling you spells, he'll also request you provide him with a Glintstone Key, adding that he's patient and willing to wait. You'll also need a Glintstone Key to access the Raya Lucaria Academy, meaning you'll need two Glinstone Keys in total. As part of our Elden Ring guide, we're going to reveal all Glintstone Key locations and how to complete Sorcerer Thops' quest.
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Elden Ring: All Glintstone Key Locations and How to Complete Sorcerer Thops' Quest
On this page, we're going to reveal all Glintstone Key locations and how to complete Sorcerer Thops' quest. We'll include a walkthrough of where to find Sorcerer Thops and what you need to do to get him the Glintstone Key he's requested.
How to Find Sorcerer Thops
You'll find Sorcerer Thops in the Church of Irith, shortly after the Lake-Facing Cliffs in the Liurnia of the Lakes region. Speak to him and he'll agree to sell you spells, but you can also ask him about the Glintstone Key, which he'll request you recover for him. You'll also need a Glintstone Key as part of figuring out How to Complete the Academy of Raya Lucaria, meaning you'll need two in total.
All Glintstone Key Locations
First Glintstone Key
As you make your way to the Raya Lucaria Academy, you'll reach the South Raya Lucaria Gate, which is blocked by a seal. To the left of the gate is a corpse which you can loot for the Meeting Place map. Open it for directions to a nearby island, just to the west of the gate, which is guarded by the Glintstone Dragon Smarag.
Ride in with Torrent and then disturb Glintstone Dragon Smarag and bait it out of the way. Where it was resting, head into the alcove behind and quickly loot the sorcerer's corpse behind where the dragon was sitting for the first Glintstone Key. Then return to the South Raya Lucaria Gate and look at How to Complete the Academy of Raya Lucaria.
Second Glintstone Key
After defeating the Red Wolf of Radagon, you'll find yourself in a courtyard with a fountain in the middle and the iron ball trap staircase to the right. Take the path on the left, up a hill and deal with the Sorcerers and Noble Zombies. Then jump over the balcony and down to a staircase with more Sorcerers. At the bottom of the staircase is a locked door which provides a shortcut but at the top is path onto the rooftops. Follow the rooftop route until you're above the Church of Cuckoo.
You can enter the roof area of the Church of Cuckoo through the window, and climb across some beams for a Golden Rune . Look down and there's another corpse you can loot on a chandelier. You need to drop down onto a second beam, before falling onto the chandelier and looting the second Glintstone Key. With this in hand, fall to the upstairs level of the Church of Cuckoo and drop a ladder down for easy access to this area. With the second Glintstone Key in hand, you can return to Sorcerer Thops.
Return to Sorcerer Thops
Return to Sorcerer Thops, who'll still be waiting for you patiently at the Church of Irith. Before you continue, it may be worth buying all of his spells, just to make sure they're in your inventory. Then, give him the Glintstone Key, and wait for his emotional response. At this point, you can travel to the Schoolhouse Classroom, and you'll find him just outside the room with the Site of Grace, slumped dead in a chair. Loot him to receive Thops' Bell Bearing, which you can give to the Twin Maiden Husks at the Roundtable Hold in order to unlock his spells for purchase. You'll also get Thops' Barrier and an Academy Glintstone Staff.
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