If you are looking for some of the best Elden Ring fanfiction — you have come to the right place.
Elden Ring is an action role-playing video game released in early 2022.
Writer George R. R. Martin contributed to the project, whose name you may recognize as the author of the Game of Thrones series.
(If you want to check out some of the best Game of Thrones fanfics, you can read our post about it here!)
This game takes on a third-person perspective in which players strive to repair the Elden Ring and become the new Elden Lord.
It is an immensely popular game worldwide.
And, unsurprisingly, there is a lot of fanfiction based on this game.
This article will examine some of the most popular Elden Ring fanfiction stories.
Keep reading to find out more.
The first Elden Ring fanfiction that we will look at is one of the more popular in the genre.
In this fanfic, Malenia does not receive a mortal wound.
Her prosthetic arm gets struck off, but it does not take any of her flesh.
She is superior to the Tarnished in skill, but that does not seem genuine.
This story explores many scenarios and situations we do not see in the game.
We get some insight into the characters’ thoughts and learn much about who they are.
In this Elden Ring fanfiction, a fateful encounter unfolds in the mystical realm of the Lands Between.
It’s a tale of two souls, each wielding extraordinary influence.
The first is a mysterious figure bearing a name and a past that casts long shadows.
This individual is as cold as the unforgiving winds that sweep through the desolate landscapes of the Lands Between.
The other, a character of humble origins, remains nameless and unknown to all.
Yet, this being radiates a warmth that defies the icy grip of its counterpart.
Destiny intertwines their fates, positioning them as complementary forces in the unfolding saga of the Lands Between.
The Tarnished, weighed down by their history, and Ranni the Witch, a mysterious figure without renown, are bound to one another by threads of fate, destined to complete each other’s purpose in this mesmerizing world.
Many Tarnished souls wander with various aspirations in the mysterious and treacherous realm, the Lands Between.
For most, the ultimate dream is to ascend to the exalted position of Elden Lord, while others merely strive to endure the unforgiving and hostile landscape.
But amidst the many tales of ambition and survival, one individual stood out with motivations that set her on a unique path.
And that is the tale of Malenia, the Blade of Miquella, and her fateful encounter with an exceptional Tarnished soul.
Amidst the shadows of the twisted, ancient trees, a lone Tarnished figure emerged, his motives shrouded in a cloak of mystery.
While most aim for power or the instinct for self-preservation, this particular soul harbors a secret purpose that leads him on a dangerous quest to find the elusive Blade of Miquella.
As the winds whisper secrets of destiny and danger, the paths of these two fates converge in a tale that leaves an indelible mark on the Lands Between.
4. Of No Renown
Next is an Elden Ring fanfiction, where we see many of the same plot points and adventures we know from the original game.
In this world, however, the Tarnished can become Morgott’s consort.
Of course, this changes everything as we know it, and we then get to embark on a new and somewhat unusual journey.
This story also contains a female Tarnished and a fascinating love story that progresses slowly but steadily.
We follow a canon-divergent plot in this Elden Ring AU, exploring the various what-could-have-beens.
For example, the Night of Black Knives event goes south, heavily injuring Godwyn the Golden.
And despite having several wounds and teetering on the brink of death, Godwyn miraculously survives.
Aside from Godwyn, this fanfic also features other characters from Queen Marika the Eternal to Hunter of the Dead.
Next up is an Elden Ring fanfiction where the Greater Will resorts to delving into the power of the Crucible.
He is attempting to remake the dead Godwyn the Golden, but this only presents more problems that must be dealt with.
Godwyn now has a tarnished body and no memories from the past.
He must find his way through a familiar yet entirely new land.
This story is full of adventure, action, and magic.
There are battles and wars to fight, romance, and some lovely moments of friendship.
Defeated by Malenia, the formidable Blade of Miquella, the Tarnished resigns himself to the bitter end of his quest for the elusive title of Elden Lord.
He braces for the merciless strike that would seal his fate.
Yet, what surprises him is the Rot Goddess’s astonishing decision — she spares his life, defying all expectations and leaving the Tarnished in disbelief.
But it looks like she’s expecting more from the defeated Tarnished.
Find what that is in this enemies-to-lovers trope Elden Ring fanfiction!
The Greater Will, ruling with an iron grip over the Lands Between, finds itself in a desperate predicament.
It yearns for the ascension of a new Elden Lord to wield its power, and it’s willing to go to extraordinary lengths to achieve this goal.
The situation has become so dire that the Greater Will is resorting to a daring gambit: summoning a formidable soul from a foreign realm to claim the coveted throne.
But here’s the twist — or perhaps, the twist of fate.
In pursuing a savior, the Greater Will unwittingly selects one of the most unlikely candidates imaginable — a devout adherent of the Path of the Dragon.
As the threads of fate intertwine and the soul goes across the cosmic tapestry, it becomes apparent that the Greater Will’s choice may lead to unparalleled success or utter chaos.
Will the Path of the Dragon loyalist embrace their newfound role and navigate the treacherous terrain of the Lands Between?
Or will their unique perspective and unwavering devotion disrupt the Greater Will’s grand design?
Find out in this captivating Elden Ring fanfiction!
This Elden Ring fanfiction is a collection of exclusive artwork for the popular The Godless Age series, coming from different artists.
The series occurs in a world where the Elden Ring lay shattered, the aftermath of a cataclysmic battle from demigods seeking divine supremacy in the realm into chaos.
A relentless conflict rages for a millennium, with neither the Tarnished Legions nor the Demigods claiming victory to seize control of this potent artifact.
Amidst the smoldering ruins and the echoes of past struggles, an unknown hero emerges from the muck and gore, eager to venture into the enigmatic lands between.
With the weight of history upon their shoulders, they embark on an epic odyssey fraught with pain, death, and impossible odds, marked by love, friendship, the pursuit of truth, and heartrending moments in this brutal yet captivating world.
For in a universe as unforgiving as this, the birth of a new God is only achievable through a tumultuous journey of unparalleled trials and tribulations.
This Elden Ring fanfiction follows you as a Tarnished with Blaidd.
As you desperately try to distance yourself from Blaidd, the undeniable pull of your growing emotions for him becomes an inescapable web, tightening its grip around you.
But Blaidd isn’t making it any easier.
Before you could even see him, you sense a change in the wind, a subtle shift in the world around you.
His appearance is a curious blend of man and wolf, with a human-like stance that contrasts starkly with his wolfish features — those piercing eyes, pointed ears, and a powerful snout.
Looking up at him, you feel as if you are gazing upon a wolven moon, a presence both mesmerizing and intimidating.
In a voice that sends shivers down your spine, he utters a single word, “Well…”
“You startle easily, don’t you, little one…?”
This Elden Ring fanfiction is a fun one-shot collection of different ways characters get runes and become the Elden Lord.
From the Black Knife Assasin to the Crucible Knights, this gives you an interesting insight into each character.
But that isn’t the most exciting part!
After all, this story lets you read as the ‘Elden Ring.’
Yes, it gives you the first POV as to how each character works to acclaim you and become the Elden Lord.
See how your favorite Elden Ring character interacts with you in this unique and immersive fanfiction.
12. The Omen King
Deep within the mysterious Palace of Leyndell, Morgott, the Grace-Given, stands before the majestic Erdtree.
He is here for a grim purpose: to confront the recurring threat of the Tarnished and their relentless ambition.
The Erdtree’s radiant light signifies the birth of yet another Tarnished and Morgott couldn’t help but express his frustration.
Despite his efforts to quell them, the Tarnished continue to rise, threatening the fragile peace in the Lands Between.
Morgott understands that only the Elden Lord could bring stability, but finding a worthy candidate is impossible.
With determination in his heart, Morgott knows he has to proceed with the next steps of his plan, for the Lands Between teeter on the edge of chaos, and only he could bring order to this tumultuous world.
13. Kindling Maiden
Up next is an Elden Ring fanfiction that might have your head spinning.
In this story, it has been many years since the Erdtree had been set ablaze and many years since Melina leaves her Tarnished due to his decision to inherit the Frenzied Flame.
Somehow, the Lord of Chaos did not rise from the ashes.
Melina is set on following his trail and discovering why he goes on this path.
Though upset and confused, she knows everything he did was for her.
This somewhat depressing story could leave you with tears in your eyes.
Don’t miss out on this one if you are looking for something that is both full of love and full of hurt.
In the ever-shifting tapestry of history, a realm is famous by many names across countless epochs.
It is the saga of its resilient inhabitants, adventurers who journey, battle, thrive, and alter the lands of Hope and Despair.
For in the crucible of hardship, where adversity tempers the soul, the birth of a deity finds its genesis.
This Elden Ring fanfiction showcases short and long stories occurring before, during, and after The Godless Age event.
15. Thy Darkest Moon
The next Elden Ring fanfiction is a brief story.
Though it may be short, it is not lacking in any way.
There is just as much magic and action filling the pages of this story as there is any other.
This story opens with an alternate universe to the one we are used to.
In this world, The Tarnished never abandoned Ranni’s side.
As The Tarnished struggles against the Elden Beast, Ranni never leaves his side.
They stick together until the bitter end.
This is a sweet story about true love and loyalty, and it is worth a read.
Next up is an Elden Ring fanfiction that is different from others, containing much religious imagery and symbolism.
All that is needed in the Lands Between is a Tarnished with the strength of body and mind and a maiden with the power to put it back together when it falls apart.
When everything is said and done, they may watch the stars together and look over the land they saved.
This story is intense, and many claim it is pretty well-written.
The symbolism in this story makes it reasonably unique on our list.
17. Maiden’s Tryst
If you are looking for a more mature story, this is the one for you.
This collection of somewhat connected vignettes focuses on Melina and her increasing fondness for the Tarnished.
There is a lot of pining and self-discovery in this story and some attempts at flirting.
There is also a lot of love and romance to discover here.
18. Noli Me Tangere
This story has quite a bit of intensity, but the most considerable appeal is the character development we see from just about everyone.
This story dives into the upbringing of Morgott and Mohg.
We get to see great details about how they became who we know them to be and why they make some decisions that we may not understand.
There are a lot of depressing moments throughout this story, but there are just as many that are full of hope.
If you decide to read this story, be prepared for a roller coaster of emotions!
Up next is an Elden Ring fanfiction that takes us on a wild journey.
This story is full of twists and turns.
In one world, Lady Maria was felled by the Good Hunter, who gave her a merciful death.
In another, she awakes in an empty church, now Tarnished with pale blood.
The premise of this story is one of the more unique on this list.
The final Elden Ring fanfiction that we will examine in this article is mostly a tale of character development.
This fanfiction goes deep into Morgott and his childhood.
We learn that he shares his childhood with sewer rats, and this upbringing shapes him and who he grows up to be.
There is not a lot of plot in this fanfiction, but there are a lot of exciting backstories to read about.
Elden Ring Fanfiction: Conclusion
I hope this article has helped you find some great Elden Ring fanfiction!
These are just a tiny sample of all the fantastic stories out there.
So you may want to look at the other fanfics with this tag and find your favorite among them.
And if you have questions about this topic, feel free to leave a message in the comments below!
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