Cloak of the Tireless Defender

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Cloak of the Tireless Defender
Cloak tireless defender icon.png
General
Equipment slot
Neck
Item type
Category
Requirements
Value
210 Copper pands (cp)
Enchantments
Technical
Item ID
cloak_of_the_tireless_defender

The Cloak of the Tireless Defender is a Cloak item in Pillars of Eternity. It can only be equipped by a Fighter.

Description[edit | edit source]

The most famous battle of the Saint's War, other than the one that took place at Halgot Citadel, was the sack of Mercy Vale.

While the main force of Saint Waidwen's army marched on the Dyrwood from the north, two brigades approached from the east, reaching Cold Morn from a pass through the White March. The villagers of Cold Morn allowed the Readcerans to continue unopposed, an act of cowardice that still draws curses from Dyrwoodans today. The soldiers headed north, planning to join the rest of the army at New Yarma.

The villagers of Mercy Vale had little warning and no time to prepare, but they fought to hold the Readcerans back as long as they could. Though the town was burned to the ground after a few days of fighting, the delay allowed the villages and tribes on the way to New Yarma to organize successful guerilla campaigns. It's widely believed that the battle at Mercy Vale, as well as the many skirmishes in the wilds, kept the Readcerans from reaching Halgot Citadel before the Godhammer was in place.

When survivors and family members eventually returned to see what was left of Mercy Vale, this cloak was one of the only items that had escaped the flames. Completely undamaged, it draped the corpse of a warrior who'd fallen in the middle of town, the body so covered in wounds that identification was impossible.

Acquisition[edit | edit source]