Symbols of Death

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Symbols of Death
PE2 Yseyr the Berathian.png
Details
Type
Faction quest
Quest giver
Faction(s)
Location(s)
NPCs involved
Outcomes & Rewards
Complete the quest
Related quests
Previous:
Blow the Man Down
Concurrent:
Eulogy for the Dead

Symbols of Death is a quest in Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

Captain Furrante has sent a messenger to summon the Watcher to Dunnage. The Príncipi, head of the Consuaglo mes Casitàs, wishes to discuss a potential business opportunity.

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

  • Head to Dunnage and the Balefire Beacon. Captain Furrante will cover Benweth first, then proceed to the reason he asked you to come: The Floating Hangman, a ghost ship haunting the Deadfire. You can react with Bluff 8 to boast of your encounters with it, Metaphysics 8 to ask to document it, and History 6 regarding the accounts of a ship flying the Darcozzi flag. The options give a Minor Positive reptuation with the Principi. Then he will summon Selinia, a survivor of the latest attack by the Hangman on their fleet. You can question her on the attack, then Furrante will dismiss her.
  • He will ask you to keep the affair a secret from Aeldys. You can use Perception 17 to figure out that he and Aeldys are at odds regarding the values of the Principi, use Good 1 reputation with the faction to reply in kind, or wait for him to speak. He will then direct you to the Sacred Stair in Neketaka, to find Yseyr the Berathian. If you completed Eulogy for the Dead, you already have all the knowledge you need to complete the quest right here and now. Otherwise, you need to complete The Hanging Sepulchers and find all the eulogy tablets.
  • Next, he will ask you for assistance in a delicate matter...

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • During or after the completion of this quest, you'll have an encounter with The Floating Hangman first hand - though they spare you:
Items in italics are quoted directly from the game.
Out of nowhere, a heavy fog rolls over the ocean, so dense that you cannot see more than a dozen feet out from your ship. With the fog's arrival, the winds die. The waves calm. And The Defiant is left aimlessly drifting, the only sounds that of the hull groaning as if in dread of what's to come.

Eerie green lights pierce through the fog as the silhouette of a massive galleon approaches. Black sails, although tattered and rotting, catch in an otherworldly wind, slicing the ship forward at a rapid pace.

The captain - a skeleton outfitted in tarnished armor, with glowing eyes, surveys you from the quarter deck of the decaying galleon. She raps two fleshless fingers against her chest before pointing right at you.

"What the goddess of Death has marked, I will leave untouched." She nods solemnly, once, then with a tilt of her skull, steers the ship away. As the Floating Hangman turns, several undead sailors shamble across the deck, hungry for a look at your crew. They scratch at the chipped and rotted railing, heads rolling on their exposed spines.

The ship disappears back into the fog. A few minutes pass before the fog fully dissipates and the winds pick back up, rustling your sails. The sea is clear, empty. The other ship is nowhere to be found.

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