Lore of Rennala Explained [Elden Ring]

レナラ (Rennala) ELDEN RING

Players fight Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon in the begining of the main story.

You might wonder what is the children around her or why Ranni appeared in the middle of the battle.

Here, a native Japanese explained the lore of Rennala, taking the Japanese backgrounds into consideration.

Chief of Caria and Raya Lucaria

Gideon said Rennala was the chief of Chief of Caria and Raya Lucaria.

The Academy of Raya Lucaria lies to Limgrave’s north, towering over the mist-laden lands of Liurnia. Rennala is the queen of the Carian royals, who govern the academy.

The text of Remembrance of the Full Moon Queen indicates Rennala charmed and led the Raya Lucaria Academy to establish the Carian Royalty.

Remembrance of the Full Moon Queen
In her youth, Rennala was prominent champion who charmed the academy with her lunar magic, becoming its master. She also led the Glintstone Knights and established the house of Caria as royalty.

However, the Raya Lucaria and the Caria parted ways, and are in a hostile relationship now, as Miriel said.

You wish to know more of Lady Rennala? She is Queen, head of the Carian royal family, and governor of the Academy of Raya Lucaria. The great and beautiful Full Moon Witch. Sadly, her heart was broken when Lord Radagon left her. And then, when the academy rebelled against the royals, she was locked away in the grand library.

The Miriel’s dialogue above indicates the Rennala players fought was locked in the library of Raya Lucaria as a hostage.

So why did the Raya Lucaria Academy rebel against the Carian Royal family?

I will explain in detail below.


Rennala Lost Her Mind

The text of Queen’s Crescent Crown indicates the reason why the Raya Lucaria Academy rebelled against the Carian Royal family was Rennala’s lost of her mind.

Queen’s Crescent Crown
When Rennala, head of both the Academy of Raya Lucaria and the Carian royal family, lost her husband Radagon, her heart went along with him.
And then, those at the academy realized. That Rennala was no champion, after all.

Miriel also said Radagon left Rennala and, as a result, Rennala lost her mind and came to devote herself to cradling the amber egg Radagon bequeathed her.

Sadly, her heart was broken when Lord Radagon left her. And then, when the academy rebelled against the royals, she was locked away in the grand library.
In the end, Lady Rennala was left alone, cradling the amber egg Lord Radagon bequeathed her. Now she devotes herself to it through forbidden rite; the grim art of reincarnation. You would do well to remember… Severing a vow, strongest of bonds, has consequences ever more dire.

The reason why Radagon left Rennala was to be a Elden Lord insted of Godfrey banished by Marika.

Marika and Radagon

What a selfish guy Radagon is…


The Grim Art of Reincarnation

One of impressive features of Rennala is her techuniqe of reincarnation.

This technique would be the one to separate and combine soul and body.

Great Rune of the Unborn
Amber egg clutched by Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon.
Great Rune of unborn demigods.

Perfects those who have been born anew.
Children born anew by Rennala are all frail and short-lived.
Imperfect beings, each and all

This techuniqe of reincarnation needs a Larval Tears.

Larval Tears
Core of a creature of mimicry known as a silver tear.
As much as a substance as it is a living organism.
Material required by the amber egg cradled by Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon, to birth people anew.
Being born anew allows the reallocation of attributes boosted by leveling up.

As a side note, Albinaurics would be made from the silver tear mentioned above.


However, Rennala’s techuniqe of reincarnation was imperfect.

Actually, the students around Rennala seemed all lame.

Juvenile Scholar Cap
Cap worn by young academy scholars, the juveniles birthed anew by the amber egg of Queen Rennala, the head of Raya Lucaria Academy.
Yet their rebirth is not without imperfections, and thus do they repeat the process, eventually becoming utterly dependent upon it.
Rebirth is as sleep to them, and with each awakening, memory fades into oblivion.

Besides, Boc the Seamster soon died after taking Rennala’s techuniqe of reincarnation.

Here, you might wonder why only players could get reborn perfectly.

The reason is probably related to the property of the amber egg Rennala has.

This is because when the Great Rune of Unborn manifested its true power, the rebirth would be complete, as the text of Great Rune of the Unborn implies.

Great Rune of the Unborn
Amber egg clutched by Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon.
Great Rune of unborn demigods.

Perfects those who have been born anew.
Children born anew by Rennala are all frail and short-lived.
Imperfect beings, each and all

Therefore, the Great Rune of the Unborn manifested its true power in the rebirth of players.

In addition, the amber-egg’s color represents god’s souls.

Amber Starlight
An ephemeral sliver that gives off a pale amber glow.
What remains of a passing flash of starlight.

If the stars command our fates, then amber-hued stars must command the fates of the gods. Such is the belief that inspired the use of these shards to prepare a most special draught.
Cannot be consumed by mere humans.

From these points, I anticipate players may be close to a Demigod.

Actually, Margit implies the Tarnished would be the decents of Godfrey.

Well, thou art of passing skill. Warrior blood must truly run in thy veins, Tarnished.

So, I think the blood of Godfrey may have enabled the perfect reincarnation of players.


The Phantom Ranni Created

There are two battles with Rennala, and at the beginning of the second battle, Ranni says the following.

Upon my name as Ranni the Witch.
Mother’s rich slumber shall not be disturbed by thee.
Foul trespasser.
Send word far and wide.
Of the last Queen of Caria, Rennala of the Full Moon.
And the majesty of the night she conjureth.

Ranni is a daughter to Rennala and Radagon.

人形のラニ(doll of Ranni)

Ranni respected her mother Rennala and appeared to protect Rennala who have lost sanity.

So, Ranni created the phantom of Rennala in her prime, showing the Ranni’s respect to Rennala.


Full Moon and Dark Moon


Rennala is the Queen of the Full Moon and Ranni is the Lunar Princess.

What do the Full and Dark Moons represent here?

Besides, the developer of Elden Ring also said the moon plays an important role in the world view of Elden Ring.

To conclude, the Full Moon represents the pull forces to the stars, and the Dark Moon represents the repulsive forces to the stars.

These Moon-foces play an essential role in the life cycle via stars and the Moon, as Ranni said “the stars and moon of the chill night“.

I thought I might expound a little further… Upon the order I envision.
Mine will be an order not of gold, but the stars and moon of the chill night.
I would keep them far from the earth beneath our feet. As it is now, life, and souls, and order are bound tightly together, but I would have them at great remove.
And have the certainties of sight, emotion, faith, and touch… All become impossibilities.
Which is why I would abandon this soil, with mine order.
Wouldst thou come to me, even now, my one and only lord?

Ranni's order

This article is explaining the Ranni’s order in detail.



This article explained the lore of Rennala.

Other articles are below

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

Ranni, Radahn, Rykard, Miquella, Malenia, Godwyn, Mohg, Morgott, Godrick

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

<Boss, Enemy>

Lands Between

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

Plese read them as well.

The Japanese version of this article is here.

My twitter account is following.

Pictures:ELDEN RING © 2022 From Software Inc. All Rights Reserved.