The Bronze Beneath the Lake

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The Bronze Beneath the Lake
Ancient engwithan weapons icon.png
Details
Type
Side quest
Occurs in
Act 2
Quest giver
Faction(s)
Location(s)
NPCs involved
Experience gained
XP type
Normal
XP level
5
Outcomes & Rewards
Finish the quest and kill a patrol of Crucible Knights.
Finish the quest and kill a patrol of Crucible Knights and the Giantslayers.
Related quests
Previous:
Rogue Knight
Next:
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The Bronze Beneath the Lake is a side quest in Pillars of Eternity.

Note: Completing this quest allows you to get an invitation to the Animancy hearings from The Dozens

Warning: Accepting this quest means choosing The Dozens as your faction in Defiance Bay, meaning you can no longer ally with nor perform quests for House Doemenel or the Knights of the Crucible.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

Wenan fears a new scheme by the Crucible Knights and is looking for powerful weapons to hold them back. He asks the Watcher to find mighty Engwithan weaponry from the ruins of Lle a Rhemen. A rival adventuring group, Byne's Giantslayers, was sent but has been unsuccessful.

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

This is the quest that will allow you to ally yourself with the Dozens for the purposes of gaining access to the Animancy hearings. Accepting it - even if you don't complete it - permanently bars you from doing any more quests for the other two Defiance Bay factions, House Doemenel and the Crucible Knights.

You receive the quest from Wenan in Admeth's Den after completing Rogue Knight.

He tells you to travel to the Woodend Plains to meet with the Giantslayers - do so. Either persuade or kill the Giantslayers to get the Engraved Adra Disc. You have several options to persuade. Might 17 intimidates them, Dexterity 17 allows you to pick Byne's pocket without causing a fuss, while Resolve or Intellect 16 allow you to convince him to back off.

Travel to Stormwall Gorge and approach the stone circle. Defeat Commander Cafel and the rest of the Knights. Wait until night time until the ruins nearby start to glow. Insert the Engraved Adra Disc into the slot and wait for the water to recede.

Descend into the underground, exploring and killing enemies until you reach the cobwebs. Make your way past the cobwebs. Locate and speak with Nridek. Either choose to let it go or kill it. Killing Nridek is necessary to attain the item that can be used to enchant the unique spear Cladhalíath. This is done by first talking to both talking heads and activating the symbols, and then having your party members spread out among the glowing symbols to activate the final talking head, which provides access to the soul forge where the upgrade can be crafted.

Approach the sarcophagus behind Nridek and collect the ancient Engwithan weapon. Return it to Wenan in Admeth's Den to receive your reward.

Journal[edit | edit source]

ID End Description
10000 Wenan fears a new scheme by the Crucible Knights and is looking for powerful weapons to hold them back. He's asked me to find mighty Engwithan weaponry from the ruins of Lle a Rhemen.

A rival adventuring group, Byne's Giantslayers, was sent but has been unsuccessful.

1 Meet with the Giantslayers at Woodend Plains.
10001 According to Wenan, the Giantslayers couldn't find a way into the ruins. He wants me to meet them at their camp at Woodend Plains to see if they learned anything useful about the site, which is in Stormwall Gorge to the east.
20000 The Giantslayers mentioned that the Crucible Knights have been patrolling Stormwall Gorge more than usual. I'll have to watch my step out there.
2 Enter the ruins via Stormwall Gorge.
10002 The Giantslayers found what they believe to be an adra "key" to the ruins at Stormwall Gorge, just east of Woodend Plains, but they couldn't figure out how to use it. Now that I have it, I can try my luck.
3 Find the weapons of Lle a Rhemen.
10003 If Wenan is right, the ruins of Lle a Rhemen contain a cache of powerful weapons. I'm sure I'll know them when I see them.
10004 I found the ancient weapons Wenan was looking for at Lle a Rhemen.

They're tarnished beyond repair, and they seem to contain the remnants of some kind of soul energy. I can explain this to Wenan at the expedition hall.

20001 I found a spear that's still in perfect condition. One weapon may not be enough to interest Wenan, but I may be able to imbue it with my own essence and keep it for myself. It seems that someone else did the same thing in these ruins long ago.
4 Bring the weapons to Wenan at the expedition hall in Copperlane.
30000 I retrieved the Engwithan weapons for Wenan, but I had to kill a patrol of Crucible Knights in the process. At least I've gained the trust of the Dozens.
30001 I retrieved the Engwithan weapons for Wenan, but I had to kill a patrol of Crucible Knights and the Giantslayers in the process. At least I've gained the trust of the Dozens.
30002 Wenan is dead. I don't know of anyone else who would be interested in the Engwithan weapons now.

Other faction alliance quests[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

In difficulty, this is the hardest of these three quests. Specially because of the Vithrack and the Cean Gŵlas. But it's also the most storyrelated, because the visite of Lle a Rhemen makes the most sense.