A Voice from the Past

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A Voice from the Past
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Side quest
Occurs in
Act 2
Quest giver
NPCs involved
Experience gained
XP type
XP level
Outcomes & Rewards
Give Amulet to Dalton
Convince Dalton to destroy the Amulet
Tell Dalton the Amulet is yours now
Lie to Dalton that you found nothing
Destroy the Amulet in front of Dalton

A Voice from the Past is a side quest in Pillars of Eternity.

Overview[edit | edit source]

  1. Talk to Dalton
  2. Enter the catacombs.
  3. Search for Rowyna.
  4. Travel to Brackenbury Sanitarium.
  5. Retrieve Helig's research from Moedred's laboratory.
  6. Return to Helig of Thein in the Catacombs.
  7. Return to Dalton in Copperlane.
  8. Return to, or kill, Helig of Thein.

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

Dalton (who is north and just west over the bridge of the catacomb entrance) is an old retired adventurer who lives in the Copperlane district of Defiance Bay. He has been plagued by dreams of a woman he used to adventure with named Rowyna, whom he loved. She died fighting 60 years ago, but Dalton feels the dreams are different lately and that she is somehow still here. He asks you to investigate the catacombs.

In the catacombs in a room in the north west you will find the undead animancer Helig. The path to Helig is filled with various skeletons, so it may be a good idea to have crushing weapons to bypass their DR. The two corridors leading to him also contain traps, so make sure to keep an eye out in sneak mode. Helig will tell you that Rowyna died in battle with him and he claims to remember her but will not tell you anything unless you get a grimoire back from his rival Moedred who still works at the Sanitarium. If you want, you can also just attack and kill Helig at this point. He will drop the Soulward Amulet which you can return to Dalton.

Moedred is in the south end of the basement of the sanitorium. He will admit to murdering Helig but claims he did it because the man was pure evil. He says the chest Helig asked you to search contains a dangerous monster and that he does not have any grimoire. Examining the chest shows evidence that supports that a monster is in it. Now that he knows Helig is "alive" he asks you to go back and kill him.

If you open the chest, a wicht pops out and kills Moedred before you can intervene.

Helig attacks when you return if you did not open the chest. When he dies you find that he has his grimoire on him and an amulet containing at least some of Rowyna's soul. If you killed Moedred by opening the chest, you can instead let Helig know that Moedred is dead. Helig will reward you with the amulet, allowing you to finish the quest. You can finish the quest 3 ways. Keep the amulet, give it to Dalton, or destroy it to release her soul. If you give it to Dalton, you can convince him to destroy the amulet with 15 Resolve or 13 Intellect, but this has no influence on the reward.

Journal[edit | edit source]

ID End Description
? Today I met Dalton, a retired adventurer in Copperlane. He's been hearing the voice of Rowyna, his lover and comrade who died at his side almost 60 years ago.

In his dreams, she wanders the catacombs beneath the city. He's asked me to venture down there to search for her.

1 Enter the catacombs.
? Dalton told me of an entrance to the catacombs in the southwest corner of Copperlane. I'll need to find it if I'm to search for Rowyna.
2 Search for Rowyna.
? I've made it into the catacombs. Unfortunately, Dalton couldn't give me more specific directions, but if Rowyna's been wandering around down here, there's bound to be some sign of her.
? I've spoken with Eorn, an orlan hiding in the catacombs. He hasn't seen Rowyna, but he mentioned hearing voices coming from the northwest side of the canal.
3 Travel to Brackenbury Sanitarium.
? I met Helig of Thein, the wizard who killed Rowyna all those years ago. He claims to know where she is, but he demanded a favor of me.

Helig wants me to retrieve his grimoire to settle an old debt. He's confident that it's been locked away by Moedrer, an animancer at Brackenbury Sanitarium and Helig's old rival.