The Grey Sleeper

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The Grey Sleeper [WM1]
Estoc the grey sleeper icon.png
General
Equipment slot
Weapon type
Soulbound
Yes
Unique
Yes
Value
2,210 coppers (cp)
Weapon
Combat type
Melee
Handing
Speed
Slow
Interrupt
0.75 sec (Strong)
Damage
16-23 Pierce
Weapon bonuses
Enchantments
Possible enchantments
Depends on soulbound level
Related
Quests
Technical
Weapon ID
px1_estoc_the_grey_sleeper

The Grey Sleeper is a soulbound estoc in Pillars of Eternity, added in The White March - Part I expansion. Unlike the other soulbound weapons, it can be used by any class but the bond is permanent: once bound to a character, it cannot be severed. Upgrading is done by completing stages of the Grey Sleeper quest that starts once the weapon is obtained.

Description[edit | edit source]

As with other soulbound weapons, the in-game description of The Grey Sleeper is only gradually revealed. The description starts with two verses and a new one is added each time the weapon is upgraded.

Level 1[edit | edit source]

Items in italics are quoted directly from the game.
This estoc has a smooth, sturdy blade that tapers to a needle-sharp point. The groans of a dozen tortured souls ring from the metal, binding the weapon to the hand of its wielder for so long as the curse persists.

A few verses are etched along the blade:

"'Tis a traitor's fate to sleep and never rest
Whilst knowledge of his deed stays lodged within his breast.
But earnest penance heals the sorrowful man
And worthy actions stay the executioner's hand."

A new verse appeared when the blade was drawn from its pedestal. It reads:

"Seek the whirling agent made of copper, adra, stone
Awaken first your essence so that you may atone."

Level 2[edit | edit source]

Items in italics are quoted directly from the game.
New verses blaze from the metal. They read:
"Find the sun-kissed hillocks where the dead folk sleep.
Rest beside their wasting flesh; inspect what dreams you reap."

Level 3[edit | edit source]

Items in italics are quoted directly from the game.
The final part of the poem shines along the blade:
"Fingers of the world, adra strong and whole
Kneel before the pillars, bring order to your soul."

Level 4[edit | edit source]

Items in italics are quoted directly from the game.
Two final lines appear along the blade of the estoc:
"A penance now complete, a burden now a gift;
Keep this weapon at your side to remind you of your shrift."

Soulbound upgrades[edit | edit source]

Level Requirements Classes Value Damage Enchantments
1
  • Bind this item to unlock the next level.
Any class
2,210coppers (cp) 16-23
2
  • Decipher the first verse of the poem to unlock the next level.
Any class
2,610coppers (cp) 16-23
3
  • Decipher the second verse of the poem to unlock the next level.
Any class
3,210coppers (cp) 16-23
4
  • Decipher the final verse of the poem to unlock the next level.
Any class
4,610coppers (cp) 20-29
Note: When upgraded to level 4, the Grey Sleeper's Cursed enchantment is removed, but the weapon cannot be bound to another character.

Acquisition[edit | edit source]

Note that the character who pulls it from the stone is the only one who can ever use the weapon, and that they will not be able to unequip it until the Grey Sleeper sidequest is concluded.

Gallery[edit | edit source]