Obtaining some of Elden Ring’s best Sorceries needs you to solve the Converted Fringe Tower puzzle. Unfortunately, this is also one of Elden Ring’s trickiest puzzles, as you need certain gear to get past the sealed door. That is why this guide will show you the Converted Fringe Tower puzzle solution.
The Converted Fringe Tower is found in eastern Liurnia on a cliff overlooking the ocean. You need to get a helmet and a special gesture to solve the puzzle inside.
So, read on to find the required gear and get your hands on some fantastic Sorceries!
Elden Ring Converted Fringe Tower Location
The Converted Fringe Tower is in the northeast corner of Liurnia of the Lakes. Though there are several ways to reach the tower, the easiest way is to fast travel to Frenzied Flame Village Outskirts Site of Grace. From the site of grace, turn east and you’ll be able to make out the tower from a distance.
If you’re yet to explore the eastern part of Liurnia of the Lakes, we recommend starting from the Grand Lift of Dectus. After that, exit the building and head exactly south until you come across the Frenzy-Flaming Tower. Carefully navigate past the tower without getting hit by madness, and you’ll reach the village outskirts mentioned above.
While making your way to the Converted Fringe Tower, be wary of the Troll Knight that guards the vicinity. Once inside the tower, you’ll see a sealed door and Marika’s statue, and interacting with the structure reads: “May erudition light the way!“. This gently hints towards the Erudition gesture and a Glintstone Crown you get by completing Thops’s questline.
Completing Thops’s Questline
To climb the Converted Fringe Tower, it’s crucial you partake in Thops’s questline. Your first meeting with Thops is inside the Church of Irith near the Lake-Facing Cliffs Site of Grace. You’ll learn that he wants to return to Raya Lucaria Academy and needs a Glintstone Key to do so. There will be two keys, one for you and the other for Thops.
The first one is found near Glintstone Dragon Smarag‘s lair, west of Raya Lucaria Academy. Now, it’s up to you if you want to fight the dragon boss but ensure snagging the key beforehand in case you might die to it. After that, make your way into the academy, and explore the legacy dungeon.
The rest of Thops’s questline will all go down inside the academy, where you’ll find another key for him. It lies on a corpse hanging on the ceiling of the Church of the Cuckoo.
From the Debate parlor site of grace, head outside and climb up the ruble. Once you reach the hallway, take a hard left and jump down the fence. After that, it takes a bit of platforming on the rooftops to get to the ceiling with the key.
Return to Thops in the Church of Irith with the second key in hand, and he’ll reward you with the Erudition gesture. For the Glintstone Crown to access the Converted Fringe Tower, pick any of the following:
- Karolos Glintstone Crown
- Lazuli Glintstone Crown
- Olivinus Glintstone Crown
- Twinsage Glintstone Crown
- Witch’s Glintstone Crown
Aside from the Witch’s Glintstone Crown, acquired by completing Sorceress Sellen’s questline, you luckily obtain the rest of the helmets within the academy. The Twinsage Glintstone Crown, however, is the simplest to get. It is dropped by slaying a crystal crab in the Church of Cuckoo’s balcony.
Elden Ring Converted Fringe Tower Puzzle Solution
Now that you’ve got the essential gear for the puzzle return to the Converted Fringe Tower. Once inside, stand before the statue, put on any of the Glintstone Crowns mentioned above, and perform the Erudition gesture. You’ll see your crown lighting up, and this should open up the barrier.
Past the sealed door, you’ll also need to beat a ball of graven mages that spawns in the next room before getting to the level with the Sorceries. Once you’ve made quick work of the foe, take the lift up, and follow the stairs to reach the room with a chest holding the Sorceries: Gavel of Hamia and Cannon of Hamia.
That covers our Elden Ring Converted Fringe Tower Puzzle guide. The game is riddled with puzzles, but perhaps the trickiest one is the Converted Fringe Tower puzzle. Hopefully, we’ve saved you the trouble of finding the essential items to solve the puzzle. And if you’ve managed to solve it, let us know in the comments below.