Moon godlike

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Moon godlike
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Racial talent

Moon godlike are a sub-race of godlikes in Pillars of Eternity and Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire.

Origin and prevalence[edit | edit source]

Moon godlike are thought to be blessed by the goddess Ondra before birth. They have physical properties associating them with the moon and water, both being aspects of the deity.[1][2] As with nature godlike, moon godlike tend to be more socially accepted by other "normal" kith races, especially by sailors and other sea-faring kith, who consider the godlike as bringers of prosperity and good fortune.

Moon godlike are exceptionally rare in Eora, with only a handful known to exist.

Appearance and culture[edit | edit source]

There seem to be two distinct types of moon godlike, each shares some features - but are ultimately different in appearance (for the sake of clarity, they will be referred to as the "moon" and "sea" variant).

The first "moon" type is more common. They can be identified by the large growth on their foreheads, which seems to be composed of a smooth blue opalescent (and sometimes transparent) material, which glows with a bright blue or purple luminescence. These "growths" (for the lack of a better term) can vary in size and shape, sometimes appear as a small crescent moon-shaped symbol on their foreheads, and other times resemble a crown, torc, antlers or set of horns, usually in a simple curved shape. They are magically bonded to the godlike, but are not physically attached to their heads, floating at a very small distance from them.

They often have dark blue, purple-ish skin, which seems to shimmer with a starry opalescent look, giving them a magical, almost dream-like appearance. On male moon godlikes, the skin is also covered in distinct simple patterns in a lighter tone (this is sometimes present on females, but in a lesser quantity). Moon godlike hair is limited to shades of light blue, dark blue and grey, while their eyes feature solid glowing iris' and/or pupils - in variants of blue, green and white, with almost entirely black or dark blue scleras.

The second "sea" type is a lot less common (they exist in portraits, but not in the in-game models). They differ mainly due to the chalk-coloured growth on their forehead, often shaped like a crescent sea shell (it is unknown whether these are physically attached to the godlike or not). Their skin is pale blue, and other than bright, sometimes luminescent spots on the face on some, is otherwise relatively featureless. Their hair is wispy and white, and their eyes are more often completely white, with some having purple, blue, or white glowing iris' and/or pupils.

In-game description[edit | edit source]

Moon godlike are the most tolerated of the godlike. While their skin tone and a large moon-like growth on their foreheads may be strange to some, their appearances are generally considered more palatable by the other kith. Sailors have many beliefs about moon godlike and their propensity to bring luck, though there is little agreement as to what kind of luck they tend to bring.
~ Pillars of Eternity and Deadfire in-game cyclopedia

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Moon godlike are one of the playable races. Their racial bonus talent is:

In Pillars of Eternity
  • Silver Tide: While below 75%, 50%, or 25% Endurance, heal nearby allies for 20 base Endurance, strength also applies relevant bonus.
In Deadfire
  • Silver Tide: While Hurt, Bloodied, or Near Death (≤ 75% health); +10 Health Restored to allies in friendly AoE (once per encounter)

Notable characters[edit | edit source]

In Pillars of Eternity[edit | edit source]

In Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit source]

  1. NPC Kickstarter backer survey.
  2. Forum post by Josh Sawyer