Hackers Discovered 'Elden Ring''s Darkest Easter Egg
Players used to spend decades in possession of seemingly harmless games before hackers got to dive into their code and discover demonry ranging from possessed characters to entire rooms filled with murdered innocents hiding within. Luckily, hackers and data miners have become much faster in their quests, and they've just found out what's very likely to remain as Elden Ring's most messed-up easter egg. One cool thing R-rated games usually do is craft worlds where children don't exist. Their absence in such awful places provides such relief that people don't even bother asking how a world where everyone is born an adult would work. That said, data miners didn't go looking for children in Elden Ring, but they did end up stumbling upon them, and the result was even worse than they could have imagined.
When someone talks about the grafted, a type of enemy from Elden Ring that's basically what Dr. Frankenstein would have come up with if he'd lived during the dark ages, players will probably think about “Godrick, The Grafted”.
They'll think about him because the word “grafted” is right there on his name and probably also because he's a tough boss most players remember out of pure spite, but he's not the most important grafted in the game. That honor belongs to the Grafted Scion, the very first enemy players encounter in the game.
Players are much less likely to remember this one because he hides under a cloak and also because he's an unfairly strong monster meant to quickly kill players and disappear for the rest of the game. Good move, because that way most players don't even begin to comprehend the abomination they'd just encountered. Youtuber Zullie The Witch, however, took the time to investigate and the first thing she found was a face, one too youthful for what anyone would expect to find on the equivalent of a poorly-made hamburger.
Then, she unlocked the camera to find the creature's arms.
She discovered that the Grafted Scion is the result of stitching a bunch of kids together. While the result is a surprisingly apt fighter, this is probably not a very ethical thing to do.
While the horror of this situation would have even King Solomon breaking a sweat, at least we can finally say we've finally found something even more messed-up than that time Half-Life 2 nearly featured child slaves.
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