Nemnok the Devourer (quest)

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Nemnok the Devourer
PE2 Nemnok the Devourer.png
Details
Type
Side quest
Level
18
Quest region 
Deadfire - Northwest
Quest giver 
Location(s)
Experience gained
Total XP
6,750
XP type
Normal
XP level
18
Outcomes & Rewards
Save Kaali
Let Kaali die
Related quests
Concurrent:
The Lost Grimoires
Technical
Quest ID
28_QST_Drums_in_the_Deep
Guid
e2de3f1d-7545-4180-864d-fbbacba91767

Nemnok the Devourer is a side quest in Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

The Junvik people speak of Nemnok, a mysterious god whose lair is in the depths of the Drowned Barrows. Nemnok takes offerings from the tribe, most recently a boy named Kaali.

The prospect of a new god is troubling at best. Unless "Nemnok" is merely some new aspect of Skaen or Wael playing tricks on the world, the matter bears closer scrutiny.

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

  • The goal of the quest is to reach the Sanctum in the Drowned Barrows. Approach Kaali, who will then summon Nemnok into the world. Nemnok will then introduce himself and demand your supplication after Kaali introduces you as the newest sacrifice. You can tell him off with Intimidate 18, or question him on him being an imp. You can then use Diplomacy 8 to receive the quest to deliver Nemnok grimoires. In doing so, you also secure Kaali's release - though he will be nonplussed.
  • If you do not have Intimidate 18, you will be forced to fight Nemnok and Kaali. After the fight, you can convince Nemnok to come along as a pet (which provides +1 to empower and +1 casts of level 1 druid, priest, and wizard spells). During the fight, its possible to leave Kaali and many of the worshipers alive even if they attack you; just down Nemnok and combat will end.
  • Note that it is also possible to agree to help Nemnok, which frees Kaali; then, you can attempt to take the treasures he has as reward for The Lost Grimoires - the chests are not even locked, but will aggro everyone in the chamber. This way, you can get both the treasures and Nemnok as a pet (while saving Kaali to boot). This will actually cause you to fail The Lost Grimoires, though.
  • Return to Tatok.

Journal[edit | edit source]

Quests/28_Drowned_Barrows/28_QST_Drums_in_the_Deep.quest
ID Objectives
0 Nemnok the Devourer
10000 The Junvik people speak of Nemnok, a mysterious god whose lair is in the depths of the Drowned Barrows. Nemnok takes offerings from the tribe, most recently a boy named Kaali.

The prospect of a new god is troubling at best. Unless "Nemnok" is merely some new aspect of Skaen or Wael playing tricks on the world, the matter bears closer scrutiny.

1 Journey to the Drowned Barrows.
10001 Tatok of the Junvik tribe informed me that Nemnok's realm is within the skull-shaped mountain due north of the Junvik village.
2 Speak with Tatok in the Junvik village.
10002 I've dealt with Nemnok, though Tatok will have little reason to thank me for it. He might still appreciate the closure of knowing that Kaali is dead.
4 Explore the Drowned Barrows.
10004 Nemnok is somewhere in the depths of the mountain. If I want a closer look, it will mean trespassing on the god's protected domain.
20000 I learned from Acolyte Kinnuq that Kaali is in the lowest level of the Drowned Barrows. Nemnok is there with him.
20001 Kinnuq told me that Nemnok's sanctum lies beneath a passage called the Gates of Death.
20002 I need a wardstones to pass through the Gates of Death. It's currently in the possession of an eoten Death Warden.
20004 I possess the correct wardstone and can cross the Gates of Death to Nemnok's sanctum.
5 Deal with Kaali and Nemnok.
10005 I found Kaali in the depths of the Drowned Barrows. He was swept up in a frenzied summoning ritual.
13 Speak with Tatok in the Junvik village.
10013 Now that I've dealt with Nemnok, Kaali has returned to his home in the Junvik village. Tatok should be pleased to see his son again.
Unused strings
- 3 Enter the Drowned Barrows.
10003 Now that I've located the Drowned Barrows, all that remains is to find a passage inside.
20003 The Death Warden occupies the central level of the Drowned Barrows.
End states
Yes 30000 Kaali perished in the Drowned Barrows, leaving Tatok to mourn.
No 30001 Tatok has died.
Yes 30002 I stole Kaali back from Nemnok and delivered the good news to Tatok.