The Battle of Yenwood Field

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The Battle of Yenwood Field
Battle of Yenwood Field.png
Details
Type
Side quest
Quest giver
Location(s)
NPCs involved
Experience gained
XP type
Normal
XP level
14
Outcomes & Rewards
Defeat Lord Gathbin
Related quests
Previous:
A Return to Court
Next:
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The Battle of Yenwood Field is a quest in Pillars of Eternity, added as of the 3.0 patch.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

Lord Gathbin is assembling an army of mercenaries in an attempt to wrest control of Caed Nua from me by force. The Watcher will need to raise their own army to stop him. To fight Lord Gathbin's forces, Marshal Forwyn will assist in the logistics of it all, coordinating things at the Great Hall in Caed Nua.

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

Preparations[edit | edit source]

Scripted event[edit | edit source]

The first part of the battle is a scripted event.

  • The more groups of supporting troops you can acquire, the more of Lord Gathbin's forces are defeated during the dialogue, and the less you have to fight yourself afterwards. See below for the optimal makeup.
  • Emery, if she's still alive and you managed to impress her during a Return to Court, and you manage your assault correctly by using Archers against the Bleak Walkers, Ogres against the Battlemages, and Crucible Knights / Dozens / Doemenels against Berserkers, then she will join you by betraying Lord Gathbin. This will cause his regulars to flee from battle. (It may not be absolutely necessary to use your resources in this way. It seems that Emery will side with you simply if you seem to be winning, and of course Impressed her previously)

Combat sequence[edit | edit source]

Your party, your hirelings, and many of your soldiers will then face off against Gathbin and his remaining forces in combat.

After the fight, you will be asked to forward some of your tax income to Earl Bademar. If you do so, your tax harvest will be diminished (17,5% of your keep profit every turn will from now on be given to the Earl), but if you object, you will receive Defiance Bay: Extraordinary Negative.

Journal[edit | edit source]

ID End Description
10000 Lord Gathbin is assembling an army of mercenaries in an attempt to wrest control of Caed Nua from me by force. I'll need to raise my own army to stop him.
1 Help Marshal Forwyn raise an army at Caed Nua.
10001 To fight Lord Gathbin's forces, I'll need an army of my own. Marshal Forwyn will assist me in the logistics of it all, coordinating things at the Great Hall in Caed Nua. He'll wait there until I command my army to march to Yenwood Field.
20000 My allies in the Knights of the Crucible will send some of their veteran knights to aid my infantry - assuming I remain in their good favor until the battle.
20001 My allies in the Dozens will send some of their veteran arquebusiers to aid my archers - assuming I remain in their good favor until the battle.
20002 My allies in the Doemenels will send some of their assassins to aid my infantry - assuming I remain in their good favor until the battle.
20003 Matron Beregan has promised to send some of her ogres my way to aid my infantry.
20004 Adaryc will be sending a contingent of longbowmen to aid my archers in the battle against Lord Gathbin.
2 Meet your army at Yenwood Field and defeat Lord Gathbin.
10002 Your army is marshaling at Yenwood Field. Meet them there to lead them against Lord Gathbin's forces.
3 Defeat Lord Gathbin.
10002 Lord Gathbin and his elite troops are coming for you directly. This is your opportunity to kill him and rout his army once and for all.
30000 Lord Gathbin is dead and his claim to Caed Nua is ended.