|Biography and appearance|
|Culture||Free Palatinate of Dyrwood|
|Attributes||Mig: 16 Con: 16 Dex: 11 Per: 12 Int: 10 Res: 13|
|Quests||Fragments of a Scattered Faith|
Background[edit | edit source]
Edér is a broad man with straw-colored hair, standing 6'2" (188 cm) tall. His scale armor, blade, and pipe are his most easily recognizable attributes - together with a laid-back, blackly humorous outlook on life. Expect no less from a veteran of the Saint's War.
He hails from Gilded Vale, the little village out on Dyrwood's frontier. A farmer and devotee of Eothas for much of his early life, his life was changed forever when St. Waidwen overthrew Readceras and turned it into a theocracy with him as the living incarnate of Eothas. As he marched his armies down into Dyrwood, Eder followed his brother Wodan's lead and enlisted. Neither of them believed Waidwen to be the true incarnation of Eothas because of his punishment of non-believers, more akin to a vengeful god like Skaen or Woedica than the god of light.
After the Dyrwoodan Hello (when Waidwen found himself at the receiving end of the Godhammer bomb), Edér returned to the Vale. Having lost his brother to the fires of war, Edér tried to find a measure of solace in the town. Welcomed as a hero, he quickly found employment on a farm, with his former captain becoming his headman. However, as the Hollowborn crisis intensified and the purges of Eothasian followers intensified, rumors began to circulate that his brother actually fought for Readceras. Edér was saved from the noose by his war record and his headman's vouching for him.
However, by the time the Watcher came to Gilded Vale, Edér's luck was running out. As the sole remaining worshipper of Eothas, it was only a matter of time until Raedric's goons found an excuse to hoist him on the tree as the nineteenth victim of the Lord's madness.
Interactions[edit | edit source]
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Companion quest[edit | edit source]
Edér's companion quest is Fragments of a Scattered Faith which you can receive by talking to him after finishing The Old Watcher. Completing this quest will require you to have a Reputation of moderately positive with Defiance Bay.
Eder asks the Watcher to help him seek answers as to the rumors circulating around his brother's loyalties, as Maerwald was too damaged to provide assistance himself. Seeking to know whether he did truly join Waidwen in his rampage, Edér and the Watcher investigate the militia records in Defiance Bay, which the Watcher is granted access to as a result of their positive reputation in the city. Upon reading up on it, Edér discovers his brother did indeed fight for Readceras. Confused, he asks the Watcher to visit his brother's last battlefield. With the aid of multiple artifacts and a Cipher, the Watcher is able to glimpse the journey of Edér's brother through the Dyrwood and into Readceras. They discover he personally met with Waidwen, but is unable to discover what they talked about due to an intense energy radiating off Waidwen, which disrupts the Watcher's abilities in the present day. Shortly thereafter, the vision shows the final battle, and then ends. Upon revealing what they saw, Edér is distraught to discover how little they have learned, and is now deeply troubled by the possibility that he may have abandoned his god when he needed him. He thanks the Watcher for their assistance as they continue their journey.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Eder was written by Eric Fenstermaker.
- He is voiced by Matthew Mercer.
- During the Kickstarter Campaign he was called Edair but his name was changed to Edér to reflect the language of the Dyrwood.
- Edér's class changed during developement from a fighter to a rogue and then back to a fighter.
- Edér has the unique Background Farmer, which provides +1 Survival and Athletics
- Before PoE 1.03, Edér had the following Attributes: Mig: 16 Con: 16 Dex: 11 Per: 10 Int: 13 Res: 12.
- Edér will return in Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Promotional image for Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire