The Lands Between in Elden Ring may appear abandoned by gods, but the truth is that there are Outer Gods that influence the game’s world. The most well-known of these gods is the Greater Will.
The Greater Will is basically the one who took over The Lands Between long ago with Marika as a stand-in ruler.
However, there are other lesser-known Outer Gods that have some influence in the world.
Besides the Greater Will, there is the Formless Mother, Frenzied Flame, and the God of Scarlet Rot. Among these gods, the Frenzied Flame is unique since it is one Outer God that can be an ally.
It also unlocks the “Lord of Frenzied Flame” ending, which was viewed by fans to be the exact opposite of the Greater Will’s vision.
Frenzied Flame Origin
The Frenzied Flame is less present in the game’s story than the Greater Will, but it certainly has some influence in The Lands Between. While the Greater Will establishes law and order, the Frenzied Flame is all about chaos.
While the Frenzied Flame is the exact opposite of the Greater Will, the two gods seem to be connected.
The Greater Will uses the Two Fingers to spread its will, while the Frenzied Flame has the Three Fingers in its hands. Together, that makes up a full hand with five fingers, like an ordinary human being.
Due to this, some fans believed that the Greater Will and Frenzied Flame were once one Outer God that had split into two.
This would be long before either of the Outer Gods came to The Lands Between.
Hyetta has a quote in the game that hints that this theory could be true. In terms of when the Frenzied Flame came to Elden Ring’s world, there is one item description that mentions it. The incantation, Howl of Shabriri, states that “the sickness of the flame frenzy began with Shabriri, the most reviled man in all history”.
Shabriri and the Frenzied Flame
It is widely believed that Shabriri is the fest person to be influenced by the Frenzied Flame. The talisman Shabriri’s Woe mentions that Shabriri was a mone whose eyes were gouged out, and the Frenzied Flame entered his eyes.
Since then, Shabriri has become a spreader of Frenzied’s influence. He does this even after death, as he can manifest in corpses like Yura.
While entering Yura’s body, Shabriri tries to convince your character to embrace the Frenzied Flame, whose Three Fingers sits below the capital. Some fans also believe that the Tree Fingers were imprisoned by the Greater Will.
It is also a fact that the Tarnished is not the first person Shabriri tried to convince to side with the Frenzied Flame.
Frenzied Flame’s Goal
The Frenzied Flame plans to destroy the Lands Between and spread chaos to the world. It wants to return the world of Elden Ring to its primal state and eliminate the Greater Will’s influence.
The Frenzied Flame also wants to corrupt people to serve its desires. Due to this, the Frenzied Flame ended up killing innocent people, destroying areas of The Lands Between, and even corrupting the Tarnished.
While there are several endings to Elden Ring, the Frenzied Flame ending is considered to be the worst.
One of the main reasons is that it ultimately seeks to destroy than to save The Lands Between and its people. Melina herself seeks to kill the Tarnished if they choose the Frenzied Flame ending in Elden Ring.
Whatever happens next is either Melina killing you or the Frenzied Flame succeeding in having chaos takeover.
That’s everything you need to know about all the lore related to the Frenzied Flame in Elden Ring. If you have questions or other concerns about the game, please let us known in the comment section, and we’ll do our best to help.