Gyrd Háewanes Sténes

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Gyrd Háewanes Sténes
Scepter gyrd haewanes stenes icon.png
General
Equipment slot
Weapon type
Requirements
Soulbound
Yes
Unique
Yes
Value
1,205 Copper pands (cp)
Weapon
Combat type
Ranged
Range
10m
Handing
Speed
Fast
Interrupt
0.5 sec (Average)
Damage
10-16 CrushSlash
Weapon bonuses
Enchantments
Possible enchantments
Depends on soulbound level
Related
Quests
Technical
Weapon ID
sceptre_gyrd_haewanes_stenes

Gyrd Háewanes Sténes is a soulbound scepter in Pillars of Eternity. It can only be used by a Druid, Priest or Wizard.

Description[edit | edit source]

As with other soulbound weapons, the in-game description of Gyrd Háewanes Sténes is only gradually revealed. The description starts as a single paragraph, and more are added each time the weapon is upgraded.

Level 1[edit | edit source]

Items in italics are quoted directly from the game.
Gyrd Háewanes Sténes, the "blue stone scepter," is remarkable in that is has been shaped from a single sapphire - its only other component is its grip, made of silver bands.

Level 2[edit | edit source]

Items in italics are quoted directly from the game.
Ine Gyrd, the most famous scepter in Aedyr and perhaps all of Eora, is held jointly by the mecwyn and fercönyng as a symbol of royal authority, and is said to carry the souls of early chieftains in its adra head. Though traditionally thought of as symbolic, there have been a few notable times in history when it was put to practical use.

In one such instance, Mecwyn Eleya I had her claim to the throne challenged by an older half-sister claiming to be a legitimate heir. Eleya invited her to court so that people might hear her words with their own ears and judge for themselves. The woman spoke at length and showed a number of sworn documents to those present at court. Eleya summoned her to the throne, and told her that if the chieftains of Ine Gyrd judged her worthy, the mecwyn would abdicate.

Level 3[edit | edit source]

Items in italics are quoted directly from the game.
The woman approached Eleya was told to bow her head to receive the kiss of Ine Gyrd. She did so, and was quickly felled by a barrage of savage blows from the mecwyn. It was the last time her authority was challenged during her reign.

Level 4[edit | edit source]

Items in italics are quoted directly from the game.
In attendance in court that night was Tiryc III, a gréf palatine. So impressed was Tiryc at the many uses of Ine Gyrd that he had an artisan craft him a scepter of his own. He was careful to request that it differ completely in appearance from Ine Gyrd, lest he draw the attention and ire of the mecwyn.

Though Gyrd Háewanes Sténes does not contain the souls of the gréf's bloodline, it does tend to project the authority of the wielder, as the original owner intended.

Soulbound upgrades[edit | edit source]

Level Requirements Classes Value Damage Enchantments
1
  • Bind this item to unlock the next level.
1,205Copper pands (cp) 10-16
2
  • Deal 200 Raw damage to enemies with Gyrd Háewanes Sténes to unlock the next level.
3,005Copper pands (cp) 10-16
3
  • Deal 1500 damage to enemies with Gyrd Háewanes Sténes to unlock the next level
    OR
  • Deal 300 damage to Paralyzed enemies with Gyrd Háewanes Sténes to unlock the next level.
4,805Copper pands (cp) 10-16
3
  • Deal 1500 damage to enemies with Gyrd Háewanes Sténes to unlock the next level
    OR
  • Deal 300 damage to Prone enemies with Gyrd Háewanes Sténes to unlock the next level.
4,805Copper pands (cp) 10-16
3
  • Deal 1500 damage to enemies with Gyrd Háewanes Sténes to unlock the next level
    OR
  • Deal 300 damage to Dazed enemies with Gyrd Háewanes Sténes to unlock the next level.
4,805Copper pands (cp) 10-16
4
  • Cause the Dominated affliction 15 times with Gyrd Háewanes Sténes to unlock the next level.
6,005Copper pands (cp) 12-18

Location[edit | edit source]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

  • This item, and the quest it appears in, was added to the base game by the 3.0 patch, which was released simultaneously with the White March Part II expansion.

Gallery[edit | edit source]