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Elden Ring Thops Quest Guide: How to Get the Erudition Gesture

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Thops's questline in Elden Ring grants players a useful Gesture. Here's what you need to know.

Elden Ring features a number of questlines for players to discover and complete, but without much guidance it's easy to get lost or miss things altogether. Thops, a student who has found himself locked out of the Raya Lucaria Academy, can teach players some low-level and simple sorceries in exchange for Runes.

Thops's questline can be easy to miss, though it provides players with the Erudition Gesture necessary for completing some of the game's puzzles. Here's everything you need to know in order to fully complete his quest.

Elden Ring Thops Quest Guide: How to Get the Erudition Gesture

Thops's quest isn't a particularly convoluted one, though it does require a bit or running around. First, you'll need to locate him at the Church of Irith, found just after you emerge from Stormveil Castle after defeating Godrick.

Speaking to Thops reveals that he's found himself locked out of the Raya Lucaria Academy and he explains that the player will need an Academy Glintstone Key to get inside. Eager to get inside himself, Thops asks the player if they can locate an extra key for him while inside the Academy.

Once players have gotten inside the Raya Lucaria Academy, they'll need to locate the second key. This can be found on a corpse located on a chandelier hanging on from Church of the Cuckoo's ceiling. The church is accessed by navigating the rooftops of the Academy.

After collecting the second key, travel back to Thops at the Church of Irith. Give him the second Academy Glintstone Key and he'll reward you with the Erudition Gesture. After which, he'll leave the area.

Head back to the Raya Lucaria Academy, ideally the Schoolhouse Classroom Site of Grace. Leave the room to head back outside and make your way round to the right. You'll find Thops there, dead. If you loot his body, you'll receive Thops's Bell Bearing, an Academy Glintstone Staff, and Thops's Barrier.