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Expedition log

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Expedition log
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Unequippable
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Category
Value
0 Copper pands (cp)

The expedition log details the Aedyran expedition below Caed Nua. Four pages of it can be found at several places throughout the Endless Paths in Pillars of Eternity. How many of these journal-like entries are missing, unfortunately remains a secret … a bloody one.

Endless Paths of Od Nua Level 4 – Ruined library[edit | edit source]

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Items in italics are quoted directly from the game.
This appears to be a page torn from some larger text.

"My journal is molting pages. I do not know if any part of my account will survive this expedition.

We thought Sceyda lost alongside Edriga, but she has returned, carrying a strange seal and a smirk on her face despite her injuries. She is badly wounded, and Merec is tending to her.

I have been researching the seal in the meantime. It is of an intricate design, made of adra shaped around a small bloodstone gem. It seems one of our predecessors was attempting to translate some of the inscriptions in these ruins. According to his texts, these seals were carried by three Engwithan overseers, all bearing titles - The Guardian, the Builder, and the Scribe. This one seems to have belonged to the Guardian, who was charged with defending these ruins against incursions from dangerous beasts.

I have to admit I don't believe he did a very good job of that."

Endless Paths of Od Nua Level 5 – Table near the drake's lair[edit | edit source]

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Items in italics are quoted directly from the game.
This appears to be a page torn from some larger text.

"Sceyda did not make it. I know Merec tried his best.

'No point in turning back now.' That's what Merec is saying. I think the point is leaving these ruins alive. We have lost half of our people already, and I am not sure how we are meant to survive this place, especially with Sceyda gone. The gods were kind to let us find that study and the books there. Those tomes would fetch a good price in and of themselves. We don't need to go any further.

But that seal has stirred his blood. He's sure we'll find more Engwithan relics below. Every step takes us further from a guaranteed haul, and deeper into unknown territory. I don't know what madness has gripped him.

I cannot stop thinking about Edriga. The way she screamed."

Endless Paths of Od Nua Level 6 – Room to the southeast[edit | edit source]

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Items in italics are quoted directly from the game.
"I do not believe that we will ever leave this place. I wonder if Merec still does. It's just the two of us now, as it was when this all began, and the longer we stay the more certain I am that it will be how it ends, too.

We barely escaped the drake. I cannot help but think it must simply not have been hungry at the time. I would call us lucky, but we will have to pass it again on the way back up.

I found Andras. I don't think he was alive for long, after that fall, but he made use of his time. The entire pool reeked of Mocga's Tears. The crooked bastard always did love his poisons."

Endless Paths of Od Nua Level 6 – Merec's corpse in front of the sealed door[edit | edit source]

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Items in italics are quoted directly from the game.
This piece of parchment is barely legible, having been held tightly in a bloody fist. The one clear portion of it reads:

"- find the remaining two seals, so long as we leave afterwards, as Merec promised. Get the books and the final seal from the fourth floor, and run the rest of the way out of here. We'll find some new band of fools willing to take on the Endless Paths. Sell them the keys to the deeper vaults. Let them have all the glory. Meanwhile, we retire and live a long and quiet life.

Somewhere warm, I hope.

Somewhere far away from here."

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • A fifth page, also named "Bloody Expedition Log Page", exists in the game files, quest_item_expedition_notes_5, with the same icon as the first page, but the stringtable lacks a related description ID … another secret.

See also[edit | edit source]