Elden Ring’s Merchant Notes Have A Clever Detail Setting Them Apart

Elden Ring's Merchant Notes Have A Clever Detail Setting Them Apart

An Elden Ring player has noticed a neat detail about the notes that Tarnished receive from various Merchants spread across the Lands Between.

One Elden Ring user recently stumbled across an incredible detail regarding the notes that come from the Lands Between’s various Merchants. Interestingly, not all of the Merchants in Elden Ring originally hail from the Lands Between, though precious little is known about their travels. They function like pretty much every other in-game shopkeeper, however, offering goods that range from key items and upgrade materials to weapons and consumables. Merchants also sell info items, notes boasting valuable information about certain locations, enemies, and more.

Of course, Elden Ring plays host to a wide variety of interesting NPCs, some of whom take users on quite the wild ride during their questline. Iron Fist Alexander, a giant talking cauldron, counts as one such side character. Roderika, who players first meet in the open world, serves as another fascinating non-playable character. And fan-favorite NPC Ranni the Witch continues to prove so popular that cosplay and other user-made creations have already taken the web by storm on multiple occasions. Unsurprisingly, even Elden Ring’s Merchants are no strangers to fanfare.

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While searching through their inventory, Reddit user uuhjordan realized something fascinating about the notes purchased from Merchants in Elden Ring. A feather accompanies each note in the inventory menu to denote the item’s origin. As such, every time a Merchant sells a note to the Tarnished, they attach a feather from their unique hats to the parchment. Uuhjordan shared a screenshot of their find, which appears in the Reddit post linked below:

There seems to be no easy way to discern which note came from which Merchant. Users interested in such granular information will likley have to do a bit of legwork. Still, this small Elden Ring detail further demonstrates FromSoftware’s impressive design chops. It stands to reason that easy-to-miss touches of this nature will continue to be found by players for many years to come.

Developer FromSoftware and publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment shipped Elden Ring earlier this year on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox platforms. The title has since become quite the hit, too, with more than 12 million copies sold worldwide after only three weeks or so of availability. In celebrating the impressive sales milestone, FromSoftware and Bandai Namco teased their plans to further expand upon the Elden Ring brand, particularly outside the realm of the interactive medium. What such endeavors will entail is not yet known, but it’s clear Elden Ring’s success has only just begun.

Next: Elden Ring: All Sorcery Scroll Locations (Sorceress Sellen)

Elden Ring is available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

Source: uuhjordan/Reddit

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