The Albinaurics are a man-made race of humanoids that the player encounters in the computer game Elden Ring in the Liurnia area in the form of two different generations.
Their village in the south of Liurnia was destroyed by the Curse Makers. The player finds only hanging corpses, whimpering ghosts and rotting ruins where the flourishing home of the Albinaurics must have been in the past.
Who are the Albinaurics from Elden Ring? History
The first generation of Albinaurics have human standing, but are so weak in their atrophied legs that they cannot walk on their own – as evidenced by the tragic story of young Albinauric Latenna, who is found next to her dead wolf Lobo, they rely on the help of wolves to get around. Without their ‘better half’ they are immobile and doomed to die.
In other areas of the map, first-generation Albinaurics can sometimes be encountered, riding wolves and armed with silver arrows and bows. Latenna also proves to be a talented archer if you win her over as a ghost ash after completing the associated sidequest – she can then even mount and ride near wolves, just like in the good old days when Lobo was still alive.
Albinaurics: frog or toad?
Far less handsome, but good on their feet, is the second generation of Albinaurics. Like their predecessors, they were artificially created, perhaps because they were disappointed by the physical infirmities of the first set; unlike the first generation, however, they no longer fight with bows and arrows, but carry more brute weapons such as clubs, shields and scythes.
Visually, their gray smooth heads, flat noses, and wide-set eyes probably resemble frogs or toads. Unlike Latenna and Albus the Albinauric, with whom you have full conversations in the game, second-generation Albinaurics cannot speak or have their own language, which the player does not share. They usually travel in groups of five or more; they can be met anywhere in Liurnia, plus east of Ordina and in the area of Mohgwyn Palace.
The destroyed homeland – the village of the Albinaurics (Elden Ring)
There are several myths about the origin of the Albinaurics. One thing is certain: as artificially created beings, they were not blessed by the Earth Tree, and thus are perceived as impure or tainted and shunned by many inhabitants of the Elden Ring universe. It is probably for this reason that their village in southern Liurnia was destroyed by the cursemongers.
The only Albinaurics who can give the player a clue to the whereabouts of this mysterious people are Latenna and the Albinauric Albus, who hides on a plateau near the destroyed village. He gives the player a medallion that is supposed to be the key to a promised land – but since he dies, Latenna is his last hope.
Latenna, in turn, as we know, is also dying and asks the player to escort her to the Halig Tree in the form of her spirit ash. By means of a birth drop delivered to the giantess Phillia, the future of the Albinaurics is to be secured.
Conclusion – Darkness and Myths (Albinaurics, Elden Ring)
Not much is known about the Albinaurics – Albus and Latenna are probably the last survivors of a civilization that was nearly wiped out out of hatred and fear of the unknown. The second-generation Albinaurics, on the other hand, are blunt opponents that the player has to clear out of the way without much ado.
But that’s the beauty of Elden Ring – who knows if we’ll uncover stories in the next few years that we haven’t even suspected yet. Until then, we must cling to the few vague words of Albus and Latenna – and hope, like the dying Albinauric Albus, that in the near future this battered and marginalized people will be entitled to a promised land where they can return to the splendor their village must have once had – long before it was destroyed.