Skipping Ahead

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Skipping Ahead
File:PE2 Skipping Ahead.png
Details
Type
Faction quest
Level
13
Quest region 
Neketaka - The Sacred Stair
Faction
Location(s)
NPCs involved
Experience gained
Total XP
2,700
XP type
Normal
XP level
13
Outcomes & Rewards
Complete the quest
Related quests
Previous:
A Glimpse Beyond
Technical
Quest ID
07_QST_Skipping_Ahead
Guid
d242649f-0b1d-4e43-ba91-9381975ac1f6

Skipping Ahead is a faction quest in Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

The animancers have gathered their resources and enthusiasm, and are intent upon a second attempt to cross the In-Between.

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

  • This quest becomes available after the main story quest He Waits in Fire.
  • After talking to Flaune Elette atop the Spire of the Soul-Seers in Neketaka, you are teleported to the lower level of Pāhowane full of xaurips on the same island, and must make your way back to Neketaka on foot.
  • Examine the wall near to where you enter to reveal a place for a lever. Find the lever in a stash to the east and use it on the lever socket to open a door to stairs leading up to the ground floor. From there, the exit to the outside is to the west.
  • Back in Neketaka, return to Elette to discover that her tower is being attacked by Royal Deadfire Company mercenaries. Clean them out,be sure to grab Animancer's Energy Blade, then return to Director Castol to end the quest.

Journal[edit | edit source]

Quests/07_Neketaka_Temple_District/07_QST_Skipping_Ahead.quest
ID Objectives
0 Skipping Ahead
10000 The animancers have gathered their resources and enthusiasm, and are intent upon a second attempt to cross the In-Between.
1 Speak with Flaune Elette atop the Spire of the Soul-Seers.
10001 Flaune has sent a message to the Vailian Trading Company Headquarters informing the director that the animancers are ready to make another attempt at transporting a test subject between adra pillars.

I should speak to Flaune once I'm ready to give it another try.

2 Begin the second animancy experiment.
10002 Flaune insists that her team has made the necessary adjustments and calculations to make a successful leap between two adra pillars.

Maybe I should brace for the worst.

3 Find a way out.
10003 I've been sent off-course... again. At least I didn't end up underwater.

I am underground, however. Reaching the surface might help me figure out where I am.

20001 This place looks like an ancient Huana shrine to Ondra, judging by the statuary. It doesn't seem like the Huana are still in residence.
20002 Xaurips have taken over the shrine, led by what appears to be an Eoten.
20003 I found a Huana captive, held in a makeshift cell. She told me of her two associates, taken somewhere deeper inside the temple by its new inhabitants.
20004 I found a Huana captive tied up within the main hall. He told me of his associates - one devoured by the Eoten, the other locked in a cage to the southeast.
20005 I found a panel with an empty socket. It seems to have some connection to the nearby doorway.
20006 I found a strange lever. It looks as though it fits into something else.
4 Return to Flaune Elette in Neketaka.
10004 I made it back to the surface. The experiment must have launched me across the island.

I'll have to get back to the Spire of the Soul-Seers on foot.

5 Return to the Vailian Trading Company Headquarters.
10005 The animancers are safe, for the time being. Flaune suggested I go to the Vailian Trading Company Headquarters in Queen's Berth and inform Director Castol of the events at the Spire.
6 Fend off the mercenaries.
10006 A lot has happened while I was away. The Spire is under attack.

Whoever they are, the assailants don't seem interested in talking. I'll have to fight my way through if I want to help Flaune.

8 Wait for the animancers to finish recalibrating their machinery.
10008 The animancers at the Spire of the Soul-Seers are performing calibrations on their machines to prepare for a second attempt at crossing the In-Between.

Flaune will send a message when her team is ready to try again, should I wish to participate. For now, however, she suggested I head back to the Vailian Trading Company headquarters for more work.

20007 Flaune has advised me to speak with the director at the Vailian Trading Company headquarters before proceeding further with the experiments. Apparently the Company likes to keep track of who is involved with their animancy projects.
9 Return to the Vailian Trading Company Headquarters.
10009 The animancers are safe, for the time being. Flaune suggested I go to the Vailian Trading Company Headquarters in Queen's Berth and inform Director Alvari of the events at the Spire.
10 Speak with Flaune Elette atop the Spire of the Soul-Seers.
10010 Flaune has sent me a missive, informing me that the animancers have made the necessary adjustments and calculations to make a successful leap between two adra pillars.

Maybe I should brace for the worst.

End states
No 30000 Someone critical to the completion of this quest has been killed.
Yes 30001 Well, the experiment did transport me - clear across the island. I dispatched the mercenaries that took advantage of my absence to attack the Spire, and Flaune was grateful for the assistance.
Yes 30002 Well, the experiment did transport me - clear across the island. I dispatched the mercenaries that took advantage of my absence to attack the Spire, but several lives were lost. Castol was grateful for my intervention, though it seems he'll be facing some consequences for this incident.
- 30004 Well, the experiment did transport me - clear across the island. Unfortunately, Flaune and the other animancers haven't survived the mercenary attack that followed. That puts an end to their foolishness.