Endless Paths of Od Nua Level 8
|Endless Paths of Od Nua Level 8|
Pillars of Eternity
Endless Paths of Od Nua Level 8 is the eighth floor of the Endless Paths of Od Nua. Highlights include another piece of the adra statue, a link to the Master Staircase, and a continuation of the quest The Master Below.
Background[edit | edit source]
A level of the keep where experimentation with souls entered advanced stages, the mysterious Engwithan chambers house a prototype soul machine designed for anchoring souls (much like the one at Teir Nowneth), adjacent to the hand of the great statue meant to honor Od Nua's son.
Points of interest[edit | edit source]
Level 8 is stocked with a number of Undead, including several Fampyr. You'll come across a number of parties of undead, mostly consisting of one Fampyr, some Skeleton Wizards and archers, and some Darguls.
There are plenty of level 8-10 traps scattered across the floor and a level 12 trapped chest, make sure you have someone with high Mechanics scout the area first.
As you enter from Level 7, skip past the door on your left. It has a level 9 lock, and there's a party of undead behind it, but you'll be able to sneak up on them later. Instead proceed forward and to the south (turn right). Fight off a smaller number of undead and some Adra beetles, but be careful of the beetles' Shocking Blast. The casting time is slow enough that you should be able to move out of the way.
In the southern part of the map you'll find a narrow bridge that crosses onto the palm of the adra statue's hand. There, the Crazed Fampyr is lounging on his throne. If you have already learned the Engwithan language, you can ask who "they" is, and then suggest that you might be able to help him. He will encourage you to kill the rest of the fampyrs on this floor (which, let's face it, you were going to do anyway). If you do so, he will not only let you pass to the next floor but will answer your questions to boot. Not a bad deal.
Work your way back to the west, fighting off parties of undead. You'll loop back past the door near the entrance and can sneak up on a party from behind. When you reach the westernmost part of the map, there will be two more parties to fight off, one of which is slightly larger than the others.
The Master Below: Once you've killed all the fampyr on this floor, return to the adra palm and confront the fampyr on his throne. He will answer a number of questions for you about his work (similar to animancy but more successful), Od Nua, and other interesting bits of history which will advance the quest. He's not the nicest bloke around (well, maybe the nicest you've met in the dungeon, since Maerwald at least) so you always have the option to kill him. Keep in mind that you're surrounded by Darguls though, so if you're going to do this I suggest setting your party's formation first. If you kill him, he drops the unique plate armor Argwes Adra.
In either case, continue past him and kill a handful more beetles before descending to Level 9.
Characters[edit | edit source]
- Cabiros: The fampyr on the throne.
Enemies[edit | edit source]
- Death Guards
Notable loot[edit | edit source]
Debris: [Hidden stash in the pathway to the hand]
Debris: [Hidden stash near the first adra beetle encounter]
Chest: (Difficulty 8)
- 1x Good Friend
Debris: [Hidden stash in the fampyr crypt]
Secrets[edit | edit source]
- Argwes Adra on a unique fampyr found sitting on a throne on top of the giant statue's hand.