Lore of Two Fingers and Three Fingers Explained [Elden Ring]

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Two Fingers and Three Fingers are important characters in Elden Ring.

However, we can hardly grasp their identities.

You might think that Two Fingers and Three Fingers are evil.

In this article, the author, native Japanese, explained the lore of Two Fingers and Three Fingers,taking the Japanese backgrounds into consideration.

The Purpose of Two Fingers

The purpose of Two Fingers is to mend the Elden Ring with Golden Order.

Two Fingers

We can see Two Fingers at Roundtable and hear the words via Finger Reader Enia.

Words of Two Fingers
Great Elden Ring, root of the Golden Order. Anchor of all lands, giver of grave, wellspring of all joy. Until it was shattered. The tragic corruption of the Order has taken its toll. Across the realm, life lies in ruin. Fallen to pieces. Foul curses and misery spread, unabating. But the Greater Will has not abandoned the realm, nor the life that inhabits it. So it is that the Tarnished are guided by grace. Called to act. Brave Tarnished, your Great Rune is a handsome shard of the Elden Ring. Seek another of its kind. To become Elden Lord, and restore the Golden Order”

The words “Seek another of its kind” and “restore the Golden Order” indicate that the purpose of Two Fingers is to mend the Elden Ring and restore the Golden Order.

The Two Fingers seems a good guy?

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Two Fingers Guaides the Tarnisheds

Two Fingers is on the Tarnished’s side.

Two Fingers supports the Tarnished, Gideon, and Goldmask to mend the Elden Ring.

In addition, Two Fingers is in opposition to Marika, who shattered the Elden Ring, and the demigods who possess Elden Ring Fragments.

Words of Two Fingers
The Greater Will has long renounced the demigods. Tarnished, show no mercy. Have their heads. Take all they have left.

エルデンリングを砕くマリカ
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Finger Reader Enia

The text “Talisman Pouch” indicates that the Finger Reader Enia is immortal and guaids a load.

Talisman Pouch
As the voices of the Two Fingers, Finger Readers are said to live lives eternal, and one is even supposed to have served as a wetnurse to royalty.

And, the Enia verbalizes the thinking of Two Fingers who cannot speak.

Two Fingers Heirloom
Fingers cannot speak, yet these are eloquent.
Persistently they wriggle, spelling out mysteries in the air.
Thus did we gain the words. The words of our faith.

Those are about the Finger Reader Enia.

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The Role of Two Fingers

In conclusion, the role of the Two Fingers is to mediate communication with the Great Will.

Finger Reader Enia
Well, you managed to return.
You know what this means. The Erdtree has spurned you.
The Fingers remain still.
Shaken by this turn of events, they are busy consulting the Greater Will.
When they are finished, the Fingers will once again offer their guidance.
But thousands, if not tens of thousands, of moons must first pass.
No matter for me. But you? How will you ever manage the wait…
My, oh, my…

It may be thousands upon thousands of moons before the fingers again offer their guidance.
My, oh, my. Whatever will you do…

The text “they are busy consulting the Greater Will” indicates that the Two Fingers receives messages from the Greater Will and commuicate them to us via Finger Reader Enia.

In addition, there are many Two Fingers such as dead on Divine Towers and a one killed by Ranni.

人形のラニ(doll of Ranni)
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Three Fingers and Five Fingers

This is the Three Fingers.

This has three fingers literally.

You would be curious about the relationship between Three Fingers and Two Fingers.

Interestingly, combining Three Fingers and Two Fingers gives a hand, Five Fingers.

Indeed, each of the two fingers and three fingers corresponds from the thumb to pinky.

Three Fingers and Two Fingers would be originally one entity, but it has split due to the difference of beliefs.

The words of Three Fingers also indicates Three Fingers and Two Fingers were originally one entity.

Words of the Three Fingers
All that there is came from the One Great. Then came fractures, and births, and souls. But the Greater Will made a mistake. Torment, despair, affliction… every sin, every curse. Every one, born of the mistake. And so, what was borrowed must be returned. Melt it all away, with the yellow chaos flame. Until all is One again.

Actually, the attack of Placidusax, the former Elden Load, emphasizes its five fingers, which suggests Five Fingers would have chosen the Placidusax as the Load.

Cinquedea, the ancient weapon, also mentions the five fingers.

Cinquedea
Short sword given to high ranking clergymen of Farum Azula.
Raises potency of bestial incantations.
The design celebrates a beast’s five fingers, symbolic of the intelligence once granted upon their kind.

From these points, Two Fingers and Three Fingers would have been born from the Five Fingers.

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The Purpose of Three Fingers

Let’s think about the purpose of Three Fingers.

To conclude, the purpose of the Three Fingers is to bring everything back together into the One Great.

Words of the Three Fingers
All that there is came from the One Great. Then came fractures, and births, and souls. But the Greater Will made a mistake. Torment, despair, affliction… every sin, every curse. Every one, born of the mistake. And so, what was borrowed must be returned. Melt it all away, with the yellow chaos flame. Until all is One again.

As implied above, everything is born from the One Great called Crucible.

In other words, life is the derivation of the Crucible.

And in the process of this life derivation, Three Fingers of the crucible side and Two Fingers the life side would have been born.

However, the Three Fingers have thought that this life derivation caused all of torment, despair, and affliction.

So, the Three Fingers have been intending to return everything into the one by using Flame of Frenzy.

Now Two Fingers is dominant over Three Fingers, which would be the result of Two Fingers’ victory in the War against the Giants.

In other words, the Three Fingers is still watching over and plotting to return life into the Crucible.

That’s why the Three Fingers was sealed deep underground.

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Postscript

This is the article about “The Lore of Two Fingers and Three Fingers Explained by a Native Japanese”.

Other articles are below

<God, Lord, Queen>
Greater Will, Two Fingers & Three Fingers, Elden Beast, Marika & Radagon, Godfrey & Hoarah Loux, Rennala

<Demigod>
Ranni, Radahn, Rykard, Miquella, Malenia, Godwyn, Mohg, Morgott, Godrick

<NPC>
Melina, Fia, Dung Eater, Goldmask, Corhyn, Gideon Ofnir, Alexander, Lattena, Albinauric, Trina

<Boss, Enemy>
Maliketh

<Location>
Lands Between

<Important Issue>
Golden Order, The Tarnished, The Night of the Black Knives, Outer God

Plese read them as well.

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