Fringefolk Hero's Grave is a location in the Limgrave in Elden Ring and host of an Ulcerated Tree Spirit. It also holds a couple of rare weapons, a Stonesword Key, and even a Golden Seed. As part of our Elden Ring guide, we're going to explain how to complete Fringefolk Hero's Grave.
Elden Ring: How to Complete Fringefolk Hero's Grave
On this page, we're going to reveal how to complete Fringefolk Hero's Grave. We'll include the location, a walkthrough, and any additional information, like item drops.
Fringefolk Hero's Grave Location: How to Find It
Fringefolk Hero's Grave is likely the first optional area you'll come across as it's in the game's starting area – the Stranded Graveyard. However, you won't be able to enter it straight away as it requires two Stonesword Keys to enter, but it's very much worth the cost, and you'll even get one of those Stonesword Keys back.
Fringefolk Hero's Grave: Walkthrough
Before beginning to navigate this area, it's highly recommended you have a bow and some arrows in your inventory. Any bow will do and you only need a handful of arrows, and making sure you do will net you a new weapon and make this area significantly easier. If you don't quite have a bow yet, have a look at our All Weapons guide to find the nearest one and come back afterwards.
After opening the Stonesword Key gate, you’ll be met with a ladder leading down to a pool of poisoned water. It’s your call if you want to take the ladder or just jump down – the fall isn’t long enough to cause you any damage. Regardless, sprint toward the northeast corner as quickly as possible and do not roll. If you roll here, the harmful water will stick to you and inflict you with poison.
Stop on the raised stone ridge and wait before going any further. You’ll soon be face-to-face with this cave’s biggest headache – an enemy chariot. The thing will do some extremely heavy damage if you’re caught in its path, and you likely won’t survive if it so much as clips you. The path forward requires patience and careful timing until we take it out for good.
When the chariot turns around and heads downward, you can advance toward a corpse holding five Poisonbone Darts before backing out of the chariot’s path. Once you’re able to get the jump on the chariot’s next trip downwards, sprint forward and into one of the alcoves on either side of the path to avoid the chariot when it comes back around.
Advance to the next set of alcoves when the chariot passes you again, but look out for a spectral enemy that’ll appear on the left hand side. If you don’t want to take it out yourself, the chariot will likely mow it over on one of its passes. The next set of alcoves will have a spectral enemy on the right-hand side, and this is the last set of safe spots before the path turns and heads further downward.
To get a head start on the chariot, your best bet is to drop down from the alcove on the right once the chariot starts heading upwards. The fall shouldn’t damage you, and you should have a significant head start to take your time on this next part. Taking the long way around is doable, you’ll just have a little less time to do what’s next.
Regardless of the path you take, get yourself to the set of alcoves next to where the path narrows over a gap. When the chariot descends past you, it’s safe to sprint up to the corpse on the bridge and pick up a Golden Rune  as long as you quickly make it back to safety afterwards.
This is where things get trickier. Instead of continuing to follow the path across the narrow bridge and further downwards, you’ll want to drop down on either side of the pit’s first edge whenever it’s safest to do so. Prepare yourself once you drop though, as two Jade Goblins are waiting below. Take them out as you continue down the corridor.
Wait before stepping off the downward staircase – there’s a flamethrower tower at the end of this section that’ll get you if you simply sprint forward. Take a step off the stairs to bait out the fire, get back to safety by getting halfway back up the stairs, then sprint for the safe pocket on the right hand side where another Jade Goblin awaits. Take it out before taking advantage of the next flamethrower blast to sprint into the room with the pillar.
Once in here, give the pillar a smack to keep it from pestering you any longer. The northern pathway is where we go next. There’s a Jade Goblin with its back turned with another waiting to ambush you on the wall, so practice caution when entering. Dispatch them to get some Lightning Grease from the corpse, and double back to the flame pillar to take the path toward the east.
Descend the stairs to come out to an open area with a narrow bridge that leads toward an item. The item is a valuable one – the Erdtree’s Favor talisman – but you’ll have to come face-to-face with two Grafted Scions. You can try to take them out if you’re feeling up to the task, but it’s not worth the trouble as they don’t drop anything when defeated. We’d strongly recommend just grabbing the talisman and running for it. In order to progress further, you’ll have to drop off the bridge on its opposite side onto a ledge below. Dropping off at any other point is fatal. Try to lure the Grafted Scions from the bridge and seize the first opening to that end of the bridge and drop down into the watery depths below.
There’s nothing in this murky opening area, so take the exit to the southwest which has some stairs that lead to a lift. Take the lift up to come out to a ledge that overlooks the chariot you were dodging earlier. There’s a Stonesword Key on this ledge here, but be mindful of a powerful spectral enemy waiting on this ledge. Carefully take the enemy out and grab the key before taking out your bow and arrows – it's finally time to put them to use.
Now’s the time to take out that annoying chariot. From where the enemy stood, you can see a set of three pots suspended over the path of the chariot. Shooting one of the ropes so that a pot falls onto the chariot will destroy it. The best time to fire your shot is a brief moment after the chariot slams into your side of the hallway. If you’re able to get the timing right, you’ll be left with an Erdtree Greatbow, 10 Great Arrows, and a much easier time through the rest of this area and a clear path to getting a couple more valuable items.
Drop down to the chariot’s prior path, and continue around a corner to reach a branching path. Head right and follow the ramp upwards first. Continue around the bend and take out the spectral enemies that stand in your path to eventually come to a more powerful spectral knight. Head inside when you’re adequately prepared and do battle with the powerful foe. If you manage to defeat it, a Dragon Communion Seal will drop and you’ll be safe to grab the Dragonwound Grease from the corpse.
Now all that remains is the path downwards. Continue descending and keep an eye out for more enemies that appear in alcoves. There’ll be a corpse holding a Grave Glovewort  on the way down, along with a handful more enemies that appear on the way. Take them and head to your right to find a Stake of Merika and the fog gate to this area’s boss - the Ulcerated Tree Spirit.
Fringefolk Hero's Grave: Boss Fight Strategy
Fringefolk Hero's Grave: Item Drops and Loot
- Poisonbone Dart x5
- Golden Rune 
- Lightning Grease
- Erdtree's Favor
- Stonesword Key
- Erdtree Greatbow
- Great Arrow x10
- Dragon Communion Seal
- Dragonwound Grease
- Grave Glovewort 
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