The Blade of the Endless Paths

From Pillars of Eternity Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Disambig.png This article is about the quest. For the weapon, see Blade of the Endless Paths.
The Blade of the Endless Paths
Estoc endless paths icon.png
Details
Type
Task
Quest giver
Location(s)
NPCs involved
Experience gained
XP type
Normal
XP level
7
Outcomes & Rewards
Finish the quest
Technical
Quest ID
10_tsk_blade_paths

The Blade of the Endless Paths is a task in Pillars of Eternity.

Overview[edit | edit source]

  1. Find all four broken blade pieces in the Endless Paths of Od Nua.
  2. Talk to Dunstan in the Crucible Keep in First Fires.

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

You automatically get this task when you find a piece of the Blade of the Endless Paths, an ancient weapon. You are tasked with finding the remaining pieces and restoring the weapon.

The pieces are scattered across various levels of the Endless Paths of Od Nua:

Broken Blade (upper half) Ornate Sword Hilt Broken Blade (lower half) Polished Pommel Stone
Level 2 - In the Xaurip camp, hidden in a tent (trapped - requires Mechanics 3 to detect, 1 to disarm) Level 5 - In the treasure room at the center (requires Mechanics 7 to find hidden switch) Level 9 - In a hidden room in the south-east corner (requires Mechanics 8 to find hidden switch) Level 12 - In the southern section on a Mad Vithrack
Blade paths broken blade upper.png
Blade paths ornate sword hilt.png
Blade paths broken blade lower.png
Blade paths polished pommel stone.png
Piece Location
Broken Blade (upper half) Level 2 – In the Xaurip camp, hidden in a tent (trapped - requires Mechanics 3 to detect, 1 to disarm)
Ornate Sword Hilt Level 5 – In the treasure room at the center (requires Mechanics 7 to find hidden switch)
Broken Blade (lower half) Level 9 – In a hidden room in the south-east corner (requires Mechanics 8 to find hidden switch)
Polished Pommel Stone Level 12 – In the southern section on a Mad Vithrack

Once you have all four pieces, you need a skilled blacksmith to reforge the weapon for you. Dunstan at Crucible Keep in First Fires can do this. Bring the pieces to him, and you will get the restored weapon: The Blade of the Endless Paths, a powerful estoc.

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

  • A few unused end state ID's reveal that the Blade of the Endless Paths was to have four different upgrades that could be applied in its crafting by using items looted from powerful creatures slain in the endless paths. This would presumably grant the blade unique enchantments based on the item applied.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

Journal[edit | edit source]

quests\10_od_nua\10_tsk_blade_paths
ID Objectives
0 The Blade of the Endless Paths
10000 A great and ancient weapon has been dismantled, its pieces strewn throughout the Endless Paths of Od Nua. Perhaps if all these pieces can be found again, the weapon can be reforged.
1 Find more pieces of the ancient sword
10001 While exploring the Endless Paths, I have discovered what appears to be a piece of an ancient sword. Perhaps I can find more such pieces elsewhere in the ruins.
20000 I have found a polished stone sphere. It hums with power, and there are markings upon it that suggest it was once set within something.
20001 I have found part of a shattered blade. It isn't much use like this - but perhaps it can be reforged if I find the rest of it.
20002 I have found both halves of the broken blade.
20003 I have found the ornate hilt of a sword. The ornamentation seems to be Aedyran in style, and clearly valuable.
2 Forge the blade
10002 I have discovered all the broken fragments of the ancient sword. I will need to find a skilled smith to reforge this weapon for me before I can wield it.
3 Retrieve the Blade of Endless Paths from Dunstan
10003 Dunstan was impressed by my find. He agreed to reforge the Blade of Endless Path for me, and I need only retrieve it once he is finished.
Unused strings
- 30001 I have reforged the Blade of the Endless Paths, and applied the spider venom I took from the great spider queen to its surface. The powerful poisons should prove helpful in battle.
30002 I have reforged the Blade of the Endless Paths, and used the tentacle I cleaved from the giant Dank Spore in its crafting. The blade is now enchanted with powerful soul energy, which should prove useful in battle.
30003 I have reforged the Blade of the Endless Paths, and used the fire gland I took from the drake in its crafting. The blade now burns with drake's fire, which should prove useful in battle.
30004 I have reforged the Blade of the Endless Paths, and used the gem I took from the adra animat in its crafting. The blade is tremendously sharp, hewn to a razor's edge. It should prove deadly in battle.
End states
Yes No Additional Enchantments
30000 I successfully retrieved all the pieces of the Blade of Endless Paths, and had it reforged by the smith Dunstan in Defiance Bay. This powerful weapon should serve me well in my travels.
No Quest Failed
30005 Quest Failed