Skaen

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Skaen
PE2 Woedica and Skaen SI.png
General
Symbol
Skaen.png
Aliases
  • Quiet Slave
  • The Queen's Slave
  • The Schemer
  • The Effigy
Portfolio
  • Defiance
  • Secret Hatred
  • Covert Plots
  • Resentment
  • Envy
  • Violent Rebellion
Allies
Woedica (possible)
Foes
Symbols
  • A small human effigy, crafted from simple materials, but always with shards of a blackstone as eyes
  • Decayed animal with the eyes replaced by blackstone
People
Followers
Temple
Priests
Playable
Yes
Godlike
Favored behaviour
  • Cruel
  • Deceptive / Shady
Condemned behaviour
  • Aggressive
  • Benevolent
Talent
Related
Quests
Books

Skaen, known also as the Quiet Slave, is the god of secret hatred, resentment, and violent rebellion.

Role[edit | edit source]

Skaen, known also as the Quiet Slave, is the god of secret hatred, resentment, and violent rebellion. He is usually depicted as a small, bald man covered in lash scars whose ears and nose have been cut off. He appears outwardly submissive, with downcast eyes. However, his eyes glitter black with quiet hatred, and his fist is clenched. He is known to manifest in a horrific incarnation known as the Effigy to followers desperate enough to perform certain unspeakable rites. In Dyrwood, Skaen's faithful often double as torturers and executioners, delighting in the fall of high-status prisoners.[1]

Cult[edit | edit source]

Those who plot the destruction of their superiors while keeping an impassive face will whisper a prayer to Skaen. Political rebels also call upon him for justice, in the hope that he will intercede on their behalf with Woedica, with whom he is associated. However, Skaen is an unforgiving deity. If a supplicant tips his hand or acts too rashly, the god will abandon them. The same goes for those who actually achieve their ambitions and rise to a higher station – they can no longer count on Skaen for aid.[2]

Notable followers[edit | edit source]

Interactions[edit | edit source]

Pillars of Eternity[edit | edit source]

  • Skaen is unseen for most of the game, but his cultists are, especially at Dyrford. He appears near the end game, interceding on Woedica's behalf and suggesting empowering her.
  • Effigy's Resentment - The Watcher can sacrifice a companion to the blood pool to gain a talent. This carries over to Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire.

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

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit source]

  1. Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire encyclopedia
  2. Skaen Cultist Robes