Sorcerer Thops in Elden Ring
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How did Thops die in Elden Ring?

What killed the academic sorcerer from Ray Lucaria?

Sorcerer Thops is one of the many NPCs we meet in Elden Ring who has an interesting questline. But, at the end of it, he unexpectedly dies at Raya Lucaria. So, why did he die and what even killed him? Here's what we know regarding his death.

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The Schoolhouse Classroom in Elden Ring
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After giving him the Academy Glisntone Key at the end of his questline in Elden Ring, we find Thops just outside the Schoolhouse Classroom Site of Grace at Raya Lucaria (location above). But, he is seen lying dead in front of a table. There are a few items that he is holding that you can pick up from his corpse. Those items are his Bell Bearing, the Academy Glintstone Staff, and Thop's Barrier spell.

What killed Thops in Elden Ring?

Sorcerer Thops lying dead infront of his study in Elden Ring
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It's unclear how Thops died in Elden Ring but it's definitely open to speculation. One of the reasons might be that he was killed by any of the enemies that were lurking near the place of his death. But, since he already made it to his study, which is deep inside Raya Lucaria, it's possible he somehow managed to avoid them. It also may be some enemies followed him secret to his studies and waited for the time to strike.

Another reason might be that he overworked and died of extreme exhaustion. This is more evident by the fact that Thops thought of himself as a ''bluntstone'' when attempting to give him a magic scroll, indicating he is not skilled enough to learn them. He was looked down on by his peers and aspired to become a decorated sorcerer to prove them wrong. So, he probably killed himself while trying to learn sorceries outside of his capabilities.

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