Stomund isn’t in his usual spot at Skyrest in Lords of the Fallen. If you’re looking for him, here’s where you can find him.
As soon as you’ve defeated Pieta and reached Skyrest, there will be several NPCs in the area, and one of them is Stomund, Captain of the Fidelis. You will initially find him near the Vestige, wherein he acts as a merchant.
When you first speak to him, he won’t mention needing any assistance, and he doesn’t seem to have any problems. However, as you go through with the game, at some point, he will leave his original location and go elsewhere with only a single note left behind. This is an indication that his quest has begun.
To begin Stomund’s quest, you must first speak to him as soon as you arrive at Skyrest. On your first encounter with Stomund, he will engage in a brief conversation with you, after which you will find that he has quite a few items up for sale when you interact with him.
After quite some time, when you return to his original location in Skyrest, Stomund is nowhere to be found. In his place, there is a lootable item just to the right of where he once stood. Once you pick it up, you will find that he has left a note and the Pilgrim’s Perch Key behind.
And while it is unclear as to the exact moment he leaves his usual spot at Skyrest; there are two certain instances: either when you defeat the Spurned Progeny boss or after reaching Upper Calrath. Either way, both instances may trigger the start of his questline, so return to Skyrest to get the loot.
After picking up Stomund’s Note, talk to Eustace and Nathaniel. Both of them will give you more information about their captain’s disappearance and briefly mention a location called the Manse of the Hallowed Brothers.
Where to Find Stomund in Lords of the Fallen
To find Captain Stomund, there are several things you need to do. You need to obtain the Pilgrim’s Perch Key at the bell door located at Pilgrim’s Perch Bellroom or the Vestige of Blind Agatha. This key will allow you to unlock the door and reach the Manse of the Hallowed Brothers.
First Location: Manse of the Hallowed Brothers
After reaching the Manse of the Hallowed Brothers, you’ll find another locked door. This door can only be unlocked using Abbot Vernoff’s key, which can be found near the altar at the main building.
The open door will lead you to two paths: the first one will lead you to a large tower called the Tower of Penance, and the other one—the one on the left—will lead you to another door where Stomund will be waiting.
You need to exhaust his entire dialogue to proceed further to the Abbey of the Hallowed Sisters. After this interaction, Stomund will proceed there next.
Second Location: Abbey of the Hallowed Sisters
Follow the path until you reach the Abbey of the Hallowed Sisters or the Vestige of Rosamund. When you get to the Vestige, proceed to the door on the left.
You will eventually find a staircase, and upon reaching the top, a barrier will block your path. Enter the Umbral realm and use Soulflay on the item to dispel the barrier.
Proceed until you reach the building’s exit, facing two paths: the right path will unlock a shortcut to the Vestige, while the stairs in front will let you proceed with the quest.
Climb the stairs, and you’ll eventually encounter an enemy called the Ardent Penitent. As soon as you encounter it, it will rush to attack you, so be prepared. As you continue to follow the path, you will eventually find an entrance on the left.
There will be an open area with a tree in the center. Your main goal is to get to the stairs located at the top left corner of the room. Once you reach the top of the stairs, there will be a couple of wooden barrels to your right. Go through it, and you will find Stomund waiting.
When you interact with him, he will give you more information about his quest and tell you to retrieve some banners for him. To know more about Stomund’s quest, see Lords of the Fallen (LotF) Stomund Full Questline Walkthrough.