You’ll see her early, but don’t turn down her offer. Refusing Melina in Elden Ring has game-breaking consequences. If you turn down Melina’s invitation to be your finger maiden, this is what will happen.
Throughout the early stages of Elden Ring, you’ll be referred to as “maidenless” several times. Until Melina comes in front of you for the first time, there isn’t much explanation. There are a lot of NPCs in the game, and you shouldn’t hurt most of them. Melina is only seen in cutscenes or while resting at a Site of Grace, so you can’t truly confront her in battle. Still, you have the option of hurting her by declining her offer, and here’s what will happen if you do so.
How to find Melina in Elden Ring
When you burn your third bonfire – or rather, when you find your third Sites of Grace – Melina emerges for the first time. Anywhere you travel, as long as you activate three Sites of Grace, a cutscene will play and Melina will appear in front of you. As the Tarnished rests, she will approach the Site of Grace and offer the player “an accord.” She explains the concept of “Finger Maidens,” maidens who assist and lead the Tarnished. Melina, being a “maidenless” character, gives the player the option of having her as his maiden. “I can play virgin,” she says, “transforming rune fragments into strength.” In order to assist you in your quest for the Elden Ring. You only need to bring me along. “To the Erdtree’s foot.”
You’ll have the opportunity to answer after she finishes her explanation.
What happens if you refuse Melina in Elden Ring
If you refuse Melina’s offer in Elden Ring, you will be unable to proceed farther in the game. Accepting her offer is the only option to progress in the game, and she’ll also give you the Spectral Steed Whistle, which you may use to summon Elden Ring’s steed Torrent. There are portions of the game that you will need Torrent to access, so refusing Melina’s offer will prohibit you from not only leveling up and scaling to your adversaries, but also from progressing farther in the game.
Accepting Melina’s offer is the only way to obtain the Spectral Steed Whistle, as previously stated. You only have to accept Melina’s offer to get the horse at Elden Ring.
Thankfully, denying her will not permanently remove you from the game. She will reappearance the next time you rest in a Site of Grace, reiterating her offer. As a result, you can avoid the game-breaking consequences of declining Melina by accepting her offer the next time you have the chance.