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Elden Ring Jarburg guide

A peaceful village of living jars, Potentate

Standing in front of the Jarburg site of grace in Elden Ring Image: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco via Polygon

Jarburg is a dungeon in Elden Ring’s Liurnia of the Lakes region, where you can find numerous pots, jar shards, and runes, as well as floral crafting materials. By completing the Diallos side quest, you can eventually secure the Companion Jar talisman, Hoslow’s Petal Whip, and Diallos’s Mask. In this Elden Ring Jarburg guide, we’ll tell you where to find the area and what loot to expect.


Jarburg location

The path down gravestones that leads to Jarburg in Elden Ring
This is how to get to Jarburg.
Image: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco via Polygon

Jarburg is located along the eastern side of the Liurnia of the Lakes region, not far south of the long bridge connecting to the eastern island. From the Liurnia Highway North site of grace, head north along the main road along the cliffside until you find yourself approaching that bridge, and then veer to the right and descend along the stone gravestones to approach your destination.


Jarburg loot

Your most exciting potential rewards while in Jarburg are Hoslow’s Petal Whip, Diallos’s Mask, and the Companion Jar talisman, but they are only acquired by advancing a side quest involving the NPC named Diallos. Otherwise, the village is still good for some less common materials such as Trina’s Lily, Eye of Yelough, and Arteria Leaf, along with various golden runes, bits of cracked pots, and ritual pots.


A peaceful village of flowers

It is important that you realize the inhabitants of Jarburg want peace. Do not attack any of the living pots residing within the area, or they will all turn hostile, and you’ll have to kill them all. Doing so appears to eliminate them permanently, and it may also prevent you from being able to advance the relevant side quest in the desired manner. If you attack any pots, you’re unable to absolve yourself of that sin even after paying a visit to the Church of Vows.

As you first approach the village by descending along the gravestones that protrude from the overhead cliff, you’ll eventually come within easy reach of a rooftop. Jump onto it and collect the Smithing Stone [3] x3. Then drop to the ground and head to the building to your right, where you can activate the Jarburg site of grace.

Standing in front of a corpse in Elden Ring’s Jarburg, which you can loot for a Cracked Pot. Image: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco via Polygon

Downhill from the site of grace, there is a building along the street’s left side with a Ritual Pot on its roof. Reach the rooftop by jumping along the rocks behind it. Then drop down in front of the building and check its front porch for a Cracked Pot. Continue downhill, and investigate a ruined building to find another Cracked Pot and a Living Jar Shard.

As you return uphill toward the site of grace, notice a large cauldron in some brush to the right, near one of the buildings. Check behind the cauldron to find some boulders you can climb. Use them to reach the top of the cauldron and snag a second Ritual Pot. Then proceed uphill behind the site of grace. To the left, there is an oversized headstone you can check for another Cracked Pot. Beyond that point, you’ll soon reach a graveyard where you can loot tombs for a Golden Rune [1], two Golden Rune [2], Golden Rune [3], and a Golden Rune [6].


Jarburg quests

Jarburg jar bairn Elden Ring Image: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco via Polygon

Jarburg is a peaceful village, and none of the living jars there will be aggressive toward you. To make sure you don’t lock yourself out of any questlines, do not attack anything or anyone in town.

Three different questlines converge here: Iron Fist Alexander, Diallos, and Jar Bairn. Let’s talk about them each in turn.

Iron Fist Alexander

While Iron Fist Alexander never shows up in Jarburg, you’ll find his nephew, Jar Bairn, here. You will, however, have to complete Alexander’s questline to complete Jar Bairn’s — which will take you until near the end of the game.

You’ll first meet Alexander while he’s stuck in the ground above the Saintsbridge site of grace. From there, he’ll move into Gael Tunnel in Caelid. (Technically, you can skip meeting him in both of those places, and he’ll just introduce himself when you find him next.) After that, he’ll head to Castle Redmane, where he’ll take part in your battle against Starscourge Radahn. When the battle is over, he’ll be scavenging the battlefield. Talk to him there, and exhaust his dialogue.

After the battle with Radahn, he’ll head to a spot just south of the Carian Study Hall (and just east of a Tibia Mariner fight) overlooking Jarburg. You’ll need to hit him from behind with an oil pot to free him this time. From there, he’ll continue on to Seethewater Terminus in Mt. Gelmir and then will appear as a summon for the Fire Giant fight in the Mountaintops of the Giants.

Finally, Alexander will head to Crumbling Farum Azula, where he’ll challenge you to a warrior’s duel. If you defeat him, you’ll receive the Shard of Alexander and Alexander’s Innards.

Diallos

You’ll find Diallos standing in the main room of Roundtable Hold when you first reach it. He’ll tell you he’s looking for his servant Lanya. You won’t be able to do anything with or for him until you reach Liurnia of the Lakes.

You’ll find Diallos (and, sadly, Lanya) north-northwest of the Academy Gate Town site of grace, where he’ll tell you she was murdered by a “hidden house of those despicable fiends” — referring to Volcano Manor.

Diallos will head back to Roundtable Hold briefly. Speak to him there, and he’ll tell you he’s heading to Volcano Manor in Mt. Gelmir.

Once you complete you second assassination for the family, Rileigh the Idle, Diallos will head to Jarburg. (You might have to fast travel back and forth once to finally get him to move.)

In Jarburg, you’ll find him in a house along the east side of the road.

Jar Bairn

Not far downhill from the Jarburg site of grace, there are some steps leading up to the front porch of a house. An animated pot named Jar Bairn is seated along their edge. Speak to him, rest at the nearby site of grace, speak to him again, and keep repeating this until you exhaust his dialogue. He’ll ask if you want to be the new Potentate, but you’ll quickly learn you’re not cut out for it. He’ll also mention his uncle Iron Fist Alexander.

After some time (either passing time at the site of grace, fast traveling around a bit, or progressing other questlines), he’ll also tell you about poachers who hunt living jars. Once Diallos arrives, Jar Bairn will complain about Diallos’ smooth hands. Exhaust both of their dialogue options.

Return to the Jarburg site of grace, pass time, and keep checking in with both Jar Bairn and Diallos — it’ll take two or three in-game days. Jar Bairn will move into the road when tragedy strikes the peaceful town. Talk to both Jar Bairn and Daillos to exhaust their dialogue options again.

Bounce between the site of grace, Jar Bairn, and Diallos a couple more times until you can pick up a Numen’s Rune, Hoslow’s Petal Whip, and Diallos’s Mask. Jar Bairn will return to his seat on the steps near the site of grace.

The final step of Jar Bairn’s questline is to return to him with Alexander’s Innards. Hand them over and hit the Jarburg site of grace to reload the area. He’ll leave behind the Companion Jar talisman that makes your cracked and ritual pot throwables deal more damage.

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