Owned by Longtime Souls series data miner Lance McDonald Found the initial stage of a cut NPC questline In the Elden Ring version of the November 2021 Game Console Network Test.
The Stormhill Shack (formerly Scavenger’s Shack) that you meet Roderika in the end game is empty in the web beta, but Lance was able to reimplement the NPC that was once meant to live there: Monk Jigo.
Jigo is seduced by “Good Lady’s Wine” and asks for your help in securing the ingredients for “Dreambrew”, a legendary wine with magical properties. This task is related to another curiosity of the network test: the non-hostile, sleeping animals that hide around the world. They are used to release the “Dream Fog” which you can then collect for Jigo with the help of the Santa Trina Crystal Ball. St. Trina is a mysterious character associated with sleep and dreaming in Elden Ring lore, and it looks like they originally planned to have more in the game.
Lance also provides a glimpse into Dreambrew’s end use: gift it to NPCs for extra dialogue. Lance gave his first batch of Dreambrew to Kalé, a merchant at Eleh Church in Limgrave. This puts Kalé to sleep, and while the next game audio is nothing more than the businessman’s snoring, the subtitle briefly describes his nightmare tormented by the insane flames.
This seems like a long-term quest, with Dream Mist offering another collectible to find in Lands Between, and the ensuing NPC dialogue provides more context for Elden Ring’s story.
In the finished game, players can fight optional bosses in the character’s dream at the end of Fia’s questline. It’s unclear if the Dreambrew questline will eventually include similar gameplay, jumping into characters’ dreams, or just additional dialogue. We may look forward to further investigation of this abandoned storyline and game mechanics in future videos from Lance.
For his part, Lance also covers strange giant Appeared in the distant landscape in the web test, but not in the final game. Fellow Souls Series Data Miners witch zulie There has also been a steady stream of insightful Elden Ring videos.