There's a lot that's out to murder you in Elden Ring. Dinosaur dogs, giant lobsters, comically oversized knights on relatively tiny horses, and much worse. Now and then you just have to get away from it all and seek solace in the Roundtable, where Fia sits in her bedroom waiting for you with open arms. Letting her hold you gives you a consumable blessing that temporarily raises poise, letting you withstand more damage before getting staggered. Nothing beats a good hug, right?
The sign on the ground says "offer pickle and then but hole"
...Except embracing her costs you 1 vitality point, removing about 5% of your total HP. Using the Baldachin's Blessing item she gives you does restore your health to its full capacity once its effects wear off, and to some that's a small price to pay for a poise buff. Sometimes tanking just 1 hit can be the difference between life and death during a particularly difficult boss fight. There are lore reasons for this debuff I won't get into because spoilers, but play the game long enough and you'll see how she connects to a conspiracy around slain demigods. However you don't need to know all that to admire these tiddies.
One last thing I can't forget to mention: dataminers have found a set of panties within the game's files that were removed from the final release. It seems FromSoft intended for these to be unlocked at some point, maybe as part of Fia's quest. They seem to go with the Deathbed Dress, which Fia wears and the player can find within the actual game.
But that hasn't stopped hackers. Imagine getting invaded by a guy in these and nothing else who kicks your shit in. I'd probably drop the game entirely.
What do you think of Fia? Would you let her hold you at the cost of your health? Then again I'm sure we've all been there, haven't we fellas? Sound off in the comments!