The Mystifying Design of Crumbling Farum Azula

Exploring the Marvel of Crumbling Farum Azula in Elden Ring: An Architect’s Perspective

In my journey through Elden Ring, one location that truly captivated my senses was Crumbling Farum Azula. Its unique charm and aesthetics left me spellbound from the moment I arrived.

As an architect, I couldn’t help but appreciate the sheer artistry of this place. Its design, ambiance, and emotional impact make it an unforgettable experience. It’s a testament to our human visual nature – we’re drawn to places that stimulate our senses and ignite our imagination.

This sensation of wonder took me back to my childhood, watching “The Jetsons” on Cartoon Network. The first glimpse of their futuristic sky towers opened up a world of possibilities in my young mind. Even as the show unveiled its secrets, that initial sense of awe never left me.

Perhaps my attraction to Azula’s intricate, crumbling structures is due to my profession, or maybe it’s the allure of a city suspended in the sky, a dream for architects and dreamers alike.

The weathered gray stones and the presence of dragons add to the mystique. But what truly fascinated me were the areas that seemed to defy conventional purpose – those pillars containing skeletons.

As an architect, my mind raced to understand why someone would encase giant beast bones in rock, then carve them into decorative pillars. How was it even possible?

It dawned on me that these skeletons in rocks resembled trophies, and this place felt like a gallery – not of humans, but of dragon inhabitants.

The dragons in Elden Ring were not mere creatures; they were organized, intelligent beings with culture, religion, and civilization. Their creativity and cruelty were evident in their designs and architecture.

In my career, I’ve studied human-built structures extensively, but what about other builders on Earth, like birds, ants, and spiders? They all have unique designs. Birds, like dragons, can fly.

If Farum Azula was indeed the dwelling place of dragons, they would have had their own architectural style to suit their unique lifestyle. If Elden Ring is as thoughtfully crafted as we believe, this would be the case.

This Draconic architecture, with rocks containing bones, could only have been created using relentless dragon fire that melts rocks and encases bones.

Dragons would naturally use this method, especially in their place of residence.

When you wake up in the broken ruins and experience the temporal flow reversing, you’re transported to a time when Farum Azula stood intact, in the presence of its ruler, Placidusax. This dragon once had five heads, but now only has two.

As someone who relishes imaginative journeys, this part of Elden Ring struck me as one of the most memorable. The boss fight against Placidusax proved challenging, even with my mimic tear, as it met its end during the dragon’s aerial assaults.

Yet, when I explored the arena and various areas within Farum Azula, some left me puzzled to the point where I couldn’t determine if the ground was truly a floor.

Was I fighting on the ceiling? If so, that would make sense because, as humans, we prefer smooth floors. But for dragons, uneven surfaces with displays and carvings might be perfect.

The structure where we meet Placidusax might have served as a gathering hall for dragons rather than a traditional house. Perhaps it hosted epic dragon duels, akin to a coliseum for dragon gladiators.

Placidusax was the Elden Lord during the age of dragons, so maybe the entire structure was his private domain.

As I pondered these questions, I couldn’t help but appreciate the designers’ brilliance in crafting such a rich and imaginative world. While I sometimes wonder what the designers had in mind, I also recognize that not knowing allows our imaginations to run wild.

Farum Azula, in its current state, invites us to unleash our creativity and explore its mysteries. To me, its architecture symbolizes unbounded imagination. As we depart, that’s what we should carry with us.

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