Songs of the Wild

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Songs of the Wild
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Details
Type
Task
Occurs in
Act 3
Quest giver
Location(s)
NPCs involved
Experience gained
XP type
Major
XP level
7
Outcomes & Rewards
Complete the quest

Songs of the Wild is a Task in Pillars of Eternity.

Quick walkthrough[edit | edit source]

Delem is located in Oldsong, down the double stairs in front of The Maw. He asks you to find 3 rare songbirds.

  • Cloudsinger Songbird is located at the bottom right of the Temple of Hylea.
  • Shardwing Songbird is located in Elmshore in a bush beneath the adra arch.
  • Tiam Songbird is located in Twin Elms Hearthsong in the northern Glafanthan Home on the right. Inside is Llensî. When you try to take the bird in the box she will stop you, and you can ask her about Delem's superstition. You can get the bird with a 14 intelligence ([Deceptive], but not enough to earn a rank on its own) by telling her it should go free (no change in reputation with Twin Elms), or with 12 resolve ([Cruel]) to back up a threat (Moderate reputation decrease with Twin Elms). You can also get the bird by attacking Llensî or looting the chest (she becomes hostile when you take the contents, even if you're not spotted) with no apparent consequences.


When returning the birds to Delem in Oldsong you can do many stats/class checks to convince him not to eat the birds:

  • If you have talked to Llensî, you can dissuade Delem with a 4 Survival check. Having talked to Onŵen will also work, you don't need a Survival check in this case. You will still lose any birds in your inventory, and you will (strangely) earn a Minor reputation decrease with Twin Elms and 8400 exp.
  • Giving him the birds and letting him eat them will reward you with the talent Song of the Heavens (+1 perception, +2 shock damage reduction), a Minor reputation increase with Twin Elms and 8400 exp.
  • If you give him the birds, one at a time, and convince him three times not to eat them (you need to pass all three checks of 14 resolve, 13 intelligence and 14 perception, or tell him that one of the birds was a pet and then pass any two of the checks) you will be rewarded with the talent Song of the Heavens, a Minor reputation increase with Twin Elms and 8400 exp.
  • Choosing the Chanter class check gives you a Minor reputation decrease with Twin Elms and 8400 exp.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Even if you convince Delem not to eat any of the birds, when you speak to him after completing the quest he says "Pardon me, feels like there's a beak in there still putting up a fight."

Journal[edit | edit source]