How to complete the Kenneth Haight Questline

by Ana Lopez

The Elder ring Kenneth Haight Quest is an early game questline that you can start during your time in Limgrave and complete towards the end of the experience for some cool rewards. Elder ring was the colossal game of 2022, but with its opaque soul-like design, not everything is simple, especially when it comes to quests.

In particular, the lack of quest markers and clear direction in the quests Elder ring can be hard to get through if you don’t research everything, and even then you could miss an important trigger. So if you want a breakdown of the Elder ring Kenneth Haight quest, we’ve got you covered.

Elden Ring Kenneth Haight Quest: Starting the Quest

Elden Ring Kenneth Haight Quest: Starting the Quest

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Starting the Elder ring Kenneth Haight Quest requires you to find and talk to Ken yourself. It is located in the east of the Limgrave region, immediately northeast of the Mistwood Outskirts Site of Grace, on top of some ruins on the road.

When you get close you will hear him calling for help so just follow the sound and you should find him easy enough. If you talk to him, he will ask for your help in clearing Fort Haight, which will begin the quest. Make sure to exhaust his dialogue options first, then head for Fort Haight.

Elden Ring Kenneth Haight Quest: Fort Haight

Elden Ring Kenneth Haight Quest: Fort Haight

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To find Fort Haight, get back on the road and continue on your way. You will first be led north before it turns back south and takes you through a large forest with a Minor Erdtree on your left. Keep following the road and eventually you will come to the Fort Haight West Site of Grace, where you should see Fort Haight itself on the coast.

Be sure to freshen up at the Site of Grace and then head up the path to the fortress. There will be some simple knights to deal with and a Pumpkin Head guarding the fortress along with one Elder ring You can pick up Golden Seed.

Now enter the fortress, where there are some enemies who will shoot flaming arrows at you from above. You can take cover from these, but it’s best to just run up the stairs and take them out. Once the lower level is cleared, climb the stairs that lead to the top of the fortress walls.

At the top you’ll find a badass Godrick Knight, who is essentially the mini-boss Kenneth sent you here to defeat. His attacks are fairly slow and easy to dodge, giving you plenty of time to deploy and take back attacks. Once he’s dead, you’ll also earn the Blood Slash Ash of War.

Before leaving Fort Haight, find the tallest tower and climb the ladder to the top. Here you will find a chest containing half of the Dectus Medallion, which is an important item for reaching the Altus Plateau later in the game.

After you’re done exploring the fort, head back to Kenneth Haight, who can be found in the same spot where you originally met him. Talk to him and he’ll reward you with the Erdsteel Dagger, and when he’s exhausted his dialogue options and rests on a Site of Grace, he’ll head to Fort Haight.

If you go back to Fort Haight you will see it overrun with half-humans and you can find Kenneth on the walls. Talk to him again and he will tell you that he cannot knight you until he finds a true lord worthy of Limgrave.

Technically, the quest is over at this point, but you can resume Kenneth’s story much later in the game if you’re interested in Limgrave’s fate.

Elden Ring Kenneth Haight Quest: Continuing the Quest

Elden Ring Kenneth Haight Quest: Continuing the Quest

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After finishing the Elder ring Morgott boss fight when you arrive in Leyndell, if you followed the Nepheli Loux quest sequence you can give her the Stormhawk King key item. Once you’ve done this, head back to the Godrick the Grafted Site of Grace in Stormveil Castle and rest there.

If you head to the nearby throne room soon after, both Kenneth and Nepheli should have moved there (as both of their missions now intersect), with the latter sitting atop the Stormveil Castle throne as the new lord of Limgrave.

Talking to Nepheli will give you an Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone, and if you talk to Kenneth he will tell you that he intends to go back to his fortress where he can make a knight out of you. However, this doesn’t seem to actually happen, so at this point the quest line is now over.

That’s our full breakdown of the Elder ring Kenneth Haight quest, and now you know how to follow his quest through the game to earn a special weapon and an Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone.

If you also want to fight your way to one of the game’s darker endings, check out our walkthrough of the Elden Ring Dung Eater quest.

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