The Celebrant's Dirge

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The Celebrant's Dirge
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Adventure
Rank
major
Duration
3 turns
Rewards
Experience
25% (not shared)
Copper
500-1000 Copper pands (cp)
Items

The Celebrant's Dirge is an off-screen companion adventure in Pillars of Eternity.

In-game description[edit | edit source]

The pitch:

Items in italics are quoted directly from the game.
Since the end of the Saint's War, Dyrwoodans have gathered at Evon Dewr Bridge to commemorate the sacrifice of the dozen who gave their lives to defeat St. Waidwen. It has become customary for priests of Magran leading the processional to sing a dirge to end the ceremony.

This year, when the priest attempted to sing the dirge, his tongue swelled in his throat and he died painfully before the assembled crowd. When another priest attempted to sing the dirge a month later, he suffered the same fate. Some believe the gods are to blame for the priests' deaths. Others suspect vengeful Readcerans.

Whoever is to blame, the priesthood of Magran and the soldiers of Godhammer Citadel want them brought to justice.

The conclusion:

Items in italics are quoted directly from the game.
The violent deaths of two Magranite priests at Evon Dewr Bridge generated grief and outrage at Godhammer Citadel.

It did not take long for [Companion Name] to discover that radical Readcerans were responsible. Two wizards had placed the curses that killed the priests, but they were backed by dozens of Readceran veterans from the Saint's War. As the wizards had no interest in negotiating with [Companion Name] or the Magranites, a battle erupted, much of it running over the same fields that saw combat during the war.

In the end, the wizards were killed and the remaining Readcerans were routed. The priests that had died in the initial attack were buried near the bridge and the ceremonial gloves of the senior priest were given to [Companion Name] in thanks.