The Coal Eater

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The Coal Eater
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Adventure
Rank
legendary
Duration
5 turns
Rewards
Experience
50% (not shared)
Copper
1000-3000 Copper pands (cp)
Items

The Coal Eater 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.
Something has awakened in the Black Hills of Abet, a great and terrible titan that rises up from beneath the ground to devour coal mines and destroy its workers as it passes. Even sailors coming near Abet from the Deadfire Archipelago have seen the behemoth walking along the Screaming Cliffs.

No one is certain where the creature has come from or when it will stop terrorizing the Black Hills, but the ruling families of Abet seem uninterested in intervening directly.

The conclusion:

Items in italics are quoted directly from the game.
When [Companion Name] arrived in the Black Hills of Abet, it was not difficult to locate the great monster. From miles away, anyone with good eyes could note its passage simply by seeing the wake of destruction it left everywhere it walked. Walking upright on two legs, its skin was as black as the coal it was devouring, constantly shedding enormous amounts of dark earth.

Though the miners originally had no idea what had awoken the creature, [Companion Name] learned that the mine where the creature had emerged had tunneled into the subterranean ruins of some ancient, pre-Abet civilization. An aumaua scholar from Abet assisted [Companion Name] in delving the depths of the ruins and translating inscriptions that portrayed the titan waking in ages past.

By ringing a series of bells around the city's ruins, [Companion Name] called the beast back to where it had emerged from. Unfortunately, its return caused the collapse of most of the remaining ruins. Even so, the scholars of Abet were pleased at the discovery. The miners of the area, though not happy to go back to work, were at least relieved that the great coal eater was no longer a threat.