Pallegina

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Pallegina
Pallegina-portrait.jpg
Biography and appearance
Race Avian godlike
Gender Female
Culture Vailian Republics
Background Soldier
Faction Frermàs mes Canc Suolias
Statistics
Class Paladin
Attributes Mig: 12 Con: 13 Dex: 11 Per: 14 Int: 13 Res: 15
Gameplay
Location Ondra's Gift
Quests The Child of Five Suns
Companion Permanent
Technical
Internal Name
Companion_Pallegina

Pallegina mes Rèi (pronunciation: pah-lleh-DJEE-nah)[1] is a female avian godlike paladin and one of the recruitable companions in Pillars of Eternity.

She can be recruited after completing the quest At All Costs, in Ondra's Gift and is a 26 years old, thin athletic woman with dark brown skin, brown afro, and a mix of avian features: Golden bird eyes and feathers growing out of her hair, which she received from her Hylea godlike heritage.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Pallegina mes Rèi was born to human parents in a small fishing village near Biageppe. During childbirth, her unusual body caused her mother enormous pain and internal bleeding. Upon seeing the baby’s body, the midwife realized that Pallegina must be a godlike, touched by one of the deities and “blessed” with unusual features. Though she was given the name of her mother’s grandmother, her surname, like all godlike among the Vailians, became mes Rèi, forever announcing her presumed divine lineage. Based on her avian features, many people believed (and continue to believe) that Pallegina was blessed by Hylea, the Sky-Mother. The ducs bels of the Vailian Republics send word to the Vailian embassy in Defiance Bay that a revolution is brewing in the capital. The ducs’ concern is the stability of the city and the ability of the ports to remain open for trade. The ducs instruct her to accompany the ambassadors as they negotiate secure export of Vailian holdings from the city in the months leading up to a presumed revolt.[2]

Pallegina believes that the ducs are thinking in ordinary financial terms only—that they are overly concerned with the traditional resources of maritime trade and not enough in the technology of animancy that both Dyrwoodan and Vailian patrons and researchers are unlocking. She believes that while the ducs’ plan would protect many of their investments, they would lose inestimable wealth in animancy research and technology.[2]

Pallegina shirks some of her duties to the embassy and begins investigating the underlying causes of revolutionary talk, shadowing fi gures at the ducal palace and interrogating information brokers. When she discovers that animancy itself may be a key element of the political upset, she tries placing herself closer to the attendants and courtiers of the erls and (Dyrwoodan) duc. Due to her political allegiances and appearance, this gets her nowhere and ultimately earns her a reprimand from the leadership of the order. She returns to her duties accompanying the ambassadors, but looks for an opportunity to restart her investigation.[2]

In encountering the Watcher, Pallegina recognizes a potential ally in her investigation. She urges the Watcher to assist her in finding the parties who are conspiring to outlaw animancy in the Dyrwood — and possibly the Vailian Republics. After her continued snooping results in an assassination attempt against her, Pallegina is convinced she needs to help you stop the threat. Unfortunately, her superiors do not agree, and instead send her to broker a trade deal between the Vailian Republics and Eir Glanfath. Though she has serious misgivings about her ducs’ plans, the trip does allow her to travel with the Watcher to Twin Elms.[2]

Her membership in the all-male paladin order Frermàs mes Canc Suolias (Brotherhood of the Five Suns) raises a few eyebrows.[3][4] She's a member thanks to a legal loophole: godlike are considered genderless in the Vailian Republics, since they're unable to sire or bear children. This allowed Pallegina to enlist. However, she rebels against her superiors in the order, because she thinks there are better ways to protect the Vailian Republics.[5]

Companion quest[edit | edit source]

Pallegina is caught between honoring the wishes of the ducs bels and pursuing the leads she believes will be more beneficial to her country in the long run, which involve learning about animancy.

Pallegina's personal quest is The Child of Five Suns, which is received by talking to Vicent Agosti in the Vailian Embassy in First Fires. The quest cannot be resolved until Act 3, when Twin Elms becomes available.

Unique talents[edit | edit source]

As the only avian godlike in the game, she receives the following passive racial talent:

  • Elusive Quarry: +10 Deflection against ranged attacks, +10 Defense when Disengaging while Endurance below 50%, and +3 Perception while Endurance below 50%.

From her paladin order Frermàs mes Canc Suolias (which is, again, unique to her) she gets the following class talents:

  • Vielo Vidòrio: Gives nearby allies an attack speed bonus when Flames of Devotion is used.
  • Wrath of Five Suns: Shoots out five Burn damage projectiles when Sworn Enemy is used.[6]

Unique item[edit | edit source]

Pallegina's breastplate is a unique item.[7]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Pallegina was written by Josh Sawyer.[8]
  • She is not affected by the Reputations or Dispositions of the player.
  • Before PoE 1.03, Pallegina had the following attributes: Mig: 12 Con: 13 Dex: 11 Per: 14 Int: 13 Res: 15.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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