To access the Moonlight Altar region, you will need to make substantial progress in Ranni The Witch’s quest we covered here, up to the point where you kill Astel, Naturalborn of the Void in the Grand Cloister and obtain access to the lift in the Deep Ainsel Well, which goes up to the plateau.
Throughout this guide, we will show you where you can find Chelona’s Rise and the three great wise beasts to unlock the treasure waiting inside.
Elden Ring Chelona’s Rise Location – Where To Find
You can find Chelona’s Rise on the southwesternmost point of Liurnia’s Moonlight Altar region.
Starting from the Moonlight Altar Site of Grace and following the path marked on the map, you will not have any trouble defeating any enemies to reach Chelona’s Rise.
An Imp Statue holds a glowing book by the entryway, telling you to “Seek three great wise beasts.”
The Great Wise Beasts mentioned in the book are giant ghostly turtles, which you must locate and attack.
Unlike other towers we completed before, these turtles are scattered across the entire plateau.
Therefore the map below shows all the three locations for the great wise beast we are looking for.
NOTE: Do not fast travel or rest while looking for the turtles; you will reset the puzzle, and the turtles you have not killed will despawn until you examine the statue again
Elden Ring Chelona’s Rise Great Wise Beast Location #1 – Where To Find
You can find the first turtle directly west of the tower, hanging to the cliff.
You can quickly kill it with a ranged attack (bow or pebble).
Elden Ring Chelona’s Rise Puzzle Great Wise Beast Location #2 – Where To Find
You can find the second turtle far to the east, south of Lunar Estate Ruins.
Head to the plateau’s edge and look down to find the turtle sitting on a lower cliff.
You can either jump down to kill it or use a ranged attack (bow).
Liurnia Chelona’s Rise Great Wise Beast Location #3 – Where To Find
The last turtle may be seen flying high above the southeast of Ringleader’s Evergaol.
There is a Spiritspring nearby from which you may jump with Torrent and knock down the turtle.
Elden Ring Chelona’s Rise Puzzle Chest Reward
Once you have killed all three turtles, you will be notified that the seal has been opened.
You can fast travel back to the Altar South Site of Grace and make your way up to the tower.
At the top, you will find a chest containing Ranni’s Dark Moon Sorcery, one of the most devastating spells in FromSoftware‘s game, dealing a lot of damage if you hit the target.