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How to Complete the Dung Eater Quest in Elden Ring

Dung Eater
Dung Eater / Photo Courtesy of FromSoftware

Dung Eater is a character in Elden Ring who can offer you a quest to complete for a reward. Dung Eater is a fellow tarnished who occupies a corpse-ridden room in the Roundtable Hold.

Dung Eater's quest is a complex one, but can be completed to earn rewards. Here's how to complete the Dung Eater Quest in Elden Ring.

How to Complete the Dung Eater Quest

The Dung Eater can be first met at the roundtable hold. He is in the locked room past the twin maidens. You can only get to this room after you have gained access to the Altus Plateau.

After showing the Dung Eater at least one Seedbed Curse, he will give you the Sewer-Gaol Key. This can be used to access the sewers underneath Leyndell, Royal Capital via a well, leading to the Subterranean Shunning-Grounds. There, you will find the Dung Eater in the newly-unlocked sewers and can release him from his prison by talking to him.

Upon returning to Roundtable Hold, the Dung Eater will be missing, having left a message asking you to fight him at the outer moat. It's important to note that If doing Blackguard Big Boggart's questline, be sure to complete it before moving on to the next step, or else Big Boggart won't drop a Seedbed Curse. 

Upon defeating the Dung Eater at the moat he will return to Roundtable Hold. Talk to him and he will ask you to bring his real body more Seedbed Curses. His body can be found tied up in a chair in the same room where he was rescued. Once you retrieve these, you have two options.

  • You may interact with him to give Seedbed Curses to him. 
  • Or alternatively, you could give him Seluvis's Potion. This will allow you to get the Dung Eater Puppet summon from Seluvis. However, this will end the Dung Eater quest and prevent you from getting the Blessing of Despair ending.

After giving the Dung Eater five Seedbed Curses, his questline will be complete and you will be rewarded the Mending Rune of the Fell Curse.