To get the Polite Bow Gesture in Elden Ring, Tarnished must be sure to speak with a specific NPC before entering a challenging boss battle.
A courteous and refined way to greet one’s fellow Tarnished in Elden Ring is by performing the Polite Bow, a Gesture similar to the mannerly bowing act of real-world cultures in Asia, such as Japan or Korea. Acquiring this Gesture is incredibly simple and requires no effort from the player. However, like many aspects in the game, knowing how or where to learn the Polite Bow is obscure and fairly easy to miss in Elden Ring.
The location of the Polite Bow Gesture is in Caelid, specifically within the Redmane Castle, which is established on a small island in the southeast. Tarnished must head south along the main road from the Southern Aeonia Swamp Bank Site of Grace to reach this castle. The path will be swarming with vicious, dinosaur-like wolves, yet they can be easily bypassed atop Torrent. Once adventurers have reached the Impassable Greatbridge, they have two choices. First, they can cross the bridge and brave the road to Redmane Castle by getting past the Flaming Sword Troll guarding the front gate. Two Lion Guardians will also be patrolling the inner courtyard within.
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Alternatively, a Sending Gate can be found in front of the Impassable Greatbridge. It will teleport Tarnished directly into the castle beside the Site of Grace at the Chamber Outside the Plaza in Elden Ring. Adventurers are advised to use this route if they are not looking for an optional challenge.
Polite Bow Gesture Location In Elden Ring
Once Tarnished have made their way into the Redmane Castle Plaza, they will meet several NPCs, some of whom the protagonist might have encountered before. One of these characters within the plaza is Finger Maiden Thorelina, one of the allies who will fight alongside the Tarnished if summoned during the great battle with Starscourge Radahn. If the player speaks to her, she will greet them with the Polite Bow, instilling the Gesture into the protagonist and allowing them also use it.
However, many Tarnished will likely walk past Thorelina and the other characters, as their attention will be more focused on the announcer of the Radahn Festival, Jerran. Unfortunately, once adventurers complete the challenging boss fight with the Starscourge General, Thorelina and the others will leave the Redmane Castle Plaza for good. Those who return to this location later on in hopes of getting the Gesture will be met with an optional boss battle with the Crucible Knight and Misbegotten Warrior. Therefore, the only opportunity of acquiring the Polite Bow Gesture in Elden Ring is to speak with Thorelina before fighting Radahn.
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Elden Ring is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC.
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