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Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree Moore quest guide

Should you tell Moore to 'be sad forever' or 'put it behind you'?

The player stands in front of Belurat Tower Settlement's entrance in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree
Image credit: VG247/FromSoftware
UPDATE: We've learnt a few new things about Moore's quest since the launch of Shadow of the Erdtree, so we've added some additional details about his quest to this page.

Elden Ring’s Shadow of the Erdtree has a few NPCs you will, honestly, be very happy to meet. For a start, they don’t actually want to kill you, and in some instances, they actually want to help you. Take the humble Moore, for example, a collector of ‘things’, for ‘things’ make everyone happy.

Moore is rather quiet, for the most part, but he does act as a merchant and later, poses you with a pivotal decision. To help you do right (or wrong!) by Moore, here’s our Moore quest guide, and whether you should tell him to ‘be sad forever’ or ‘put it behind you’ in Shadow of The Erdtree.

There are spoilers ahead for Moore's quest and mid-game events that affect it.

Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree Moore quest guide

  1. Speak to Moore at Main Gate Cross, and purchase something from him to unlock more dialogue
  2. After meeting Thiollier, speak to Moore to receive the Black Syrup item
  3. After the shattering, speak to Moore and tell him to 'Put it behind you'
  4. Moore will later appear during a late-game fight
  5. [Optional] Tell Moore to 'be sad forever' and he will not appear alive again
  6. [Optional] Kill two Forager Broods before Moore's decision, triggering Moore to invade, and kill him

Moore Location

Moore is one of Miquella’s Followers in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree, first found at the Main Gate Cross in front of Belurat Tower Settlement. It’s hard to find a reason to dislike this guy whatsoever. He doesn’t speak much, but we know he likes collecting things that make people happy, and we know that eventually, he likes us. Good enough for me.

The location of a Scadutree Fragment at the Main Gate Cross of Miquella is marked on the Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree map
Here's where you'll first find Moore. | Image credit: VG247/FromSoftware

That said, after a 'Great Rune has broken' in Shadow of the Erdtree, Moore will approach you with a few things. The first is after you also meet Thiollier at Pillar Path Cross.

Moore will give you some Black Syrupto give to the poison merchant, and if you do, you’ll receive Thiollier’s Concoction. A potion, that once consumed, kills you. Check out our page on how to use Thiollier's Concoction for more information on how it can be used, as it can bag you some pretty good Spirit Ashes.

The location of a Scadutree Fragment at the Pillar Path Cross of Miquella is marked on the Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree map
And here's where you'll find Thiollier! | Image credit: VG247/FromSoftware

Up next, after you’ve done some exploring of Scadu Altus and experienced the shattering of Miquella’s Rune, Moore will pose you with a question.

The Tarnished speaks to Moore, with a decision of telling him to 'be sad forever' or 'put it behind you' in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree
‘Be sad forever’ or ‘put it behind you’? | Image credit: VG247/FromSoftware

Moore: Be sad forever or put it behind you?

Since Miquella’s charm has now been broken, Moore is understandably lost and dejected. He asks what he should do, and your answers will cause the following:

  • Tell Moore to ‘put it behind you’ - Moore does just that and will later appear as an adversary at Enir-Ilim.
  • Tell Moore to ‘be sad forever’ - Moore disappears not long after this, and does not later appear at Enir-Ilim. His corpse can be found on a cliffside to the north of the Church of Crusade, where you can loot his gear and Bell Bearing.

I personally told Moore to be sad forever. Mean, I know, but I figured FromSoftware might reward me for being a bit of a d**khead, and considering it meant I had to fight one less person later down the line, I guess I was right.

Can you kill Moore early?

In Shadow of the Erdtree, you can kill Moore early and end his quest prematurely. To do this, you'll need to kill two Forager Broods. These are Kindreds of Rot, who are much like the ones you find around Caelid and the Lake of Rot in the base game. Rather than firing pest threads at you though, Forager Broods can be found foraging and won't attack you.

If you interact with them, they'll actually give you Cookbooks, and there are seven in total to find across the Realm of Shadow.

If you opt to kill off two of them, Moore will invade you. Kill him and return to his body at Main Gate Cross to loot his gear and Bell Bearing. It's also worth noting that you can't do this after Moore's critical quest decision, as Moore will have wandered off elsewhere.

For more on Shadow of the Erdtree and the characters you'll meet, here's our guide on Hornsent Grandam, our Count Ymir quest guide, and our how to talk to Dryleaf Dane.

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