An Elden Ring fan from Sweden notices a cobblestone circle that looks familiar that has a striking resemblance to the Evergaols in the game.
Elden Ring‘s Lands Between hides many secrets for players to discover as they explore the game’s open world. These secrets range from dungeons and caves to interesting puzzles. One thing at most Elden RingCommon to the optional secrets is that they often end in a boss fight. FromSoftware games are known for intense and difficult boss fights and Elden Ring has the most bosses of all in the game in the series.
Elden Ring have so many bosses that there are not enough dungeons and side quests in the game to build up to them all. Some areas in Elden Ring Simply connect to the hunt and confront the player with a boss fight. Many of Elden Rings optional and often difficult world bosses are found in Evergaols that are spread across the game world.
Evergaols may seem quite cryptic at first, but after researching, the player will realize that prison is just an outdated spelling of “prison”. Evergaols are prisons and the optional bosses within them are the prisoners. Elden Rings visual design is strongly inspired by Scandinavian and Celtic history, and it seems to be Evergaols are no exception. Then it is quite fitting that a Reddit user named marxama has found a remarkably similar design in the city of Uppsala in Sweden. But unfortunately, instead of an ancient supernatural prison, this real Evergaol is really just a fountain without water in it.
Found just outside Uppsala Castle, this empty water fountain looks just like a miniaturized Evergaol. The Reddit user posted the picture with the text “about dying in Uppsala, Sweden” with reference to the Evergaol bosses’ infamous difficulties for early players. Some commenters on the post have looked at the landmarks in the background of the image and noticed others Elden Ring-esq structures, such as Uppsala Cathedral, which fans have noted that look similar Elden Ring‘s Churches of Markia where players can find the Sacred Tears.
Whether Elden Ring‘s Evergaols are based on some real medieval architecture that is unknown yet. FromSoftware is known for elevating designs from mythology and other works of fiction to submit their games. But FromSoftware is also equally known for its original ideas and concepts, which fit well into the game’s mythology, and Evergaols can only be one of these.
Evergaols are not the first “prisoners” to be included in a Fromsoftware game. Players of Bloodborne remember Hypogean Gaol which is simply translated to Underground Jail. Maybe the inspiration for Elden Ring‘s Evergaols came from this, and the design simply enabled a subtle boss arena in the game’s open landscape.
Elden Ring is available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X / S.
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