The Lantern of Gaun

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The Lantern of Gaun
PE2 The Lantern of Gaun.png
Details
Type
Companion quest
Level
6
Quest region 
Unknown
Quest giver 
Rec. companion
NPCs involved
Experience gained
Total XP
1,350
XP type
Normal
XP level
7
Outcomes & Rewards
Help Xoti release the souls
Help Xoti come to terms with soul reaping (keep the souls)
Technical
Quest ID
companion_qst_xoti
Guid
d1dfb1c7-ceb7-4db2-afb6-35d111aaed6b

The Lantern of Gaun is a quest in Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

Xoti is chasing Eothas throughout the Deadfire while striving to fulfill her purpose to Gaun. Apparently a wayward Child of the Dawnstars, she's asked me to help her shepherd the souls of the dead. But her duty may come with a price. As a priestess of Gaun, it's Xoti's god-given duty to harvest the souls of the dead by shepherding them into the light of her lantern.

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

Xoti will have multiple opportunities to harvest souls as you go through the Deadfire, including spirits of the dead at Engwithan dig site after restoring the adra pillar, for example. Eventually, however, you will realize that Xoti struggles with the increasing burden of the many souls she's harvested for her god, in the form of nightmares.

1st conversation
  • Talk to Xoti to find a solution to her nightmares. She will tell you she want to try a cleansing ritual before the carved statue in the Temple of Gaun. Hopefully it may lighten her darkening mental state. During this conversation, Xoti shows these traits: Piety, Dutiful and a little Pride.
2nd conversation
3rd conversation
  • Find more souls for reaping, after collecting them, Xoti will get another, even worse waking nightmare. She will confide in you and as the result of discussing, offloading the souls seems the wisest choice so you need to find a vein of luminous adra to perform it. During this conversation, Xoti shows these traits: Piety and Dutiful.
    • You can always suggest entrusting the souls to animancers for experiments with the rebirth cycle, improving their research. Xoti will be hesitant at first, but will see the wisdom, once she considers the threat that Eothas' actions pose.
Final conversation
  • At this point you can head to one of the many luminous adra pillars around the Deadfire, alternatively you can talk to Flaune Elette in The Sacred Stair to assist with their experiments. Xoti will hand over the souls once Elette agrees to her conditions. Either way, whether you go to the animancers or not - the outcome does not change as it is dependent on your previous dialogue with Xoti.
  • Interact with the luminous adra pillar.
    • If you had consistently push her to either the light or dark. The outcome is already determined, whatever you say at this point won't change anything.
    • If you had been inconsistent in your words, she will do the opposite of what you say (telling her to keep the souls will make her release them and vice versa).
    • During this conversation, Xoti shows these traits: Piety, Impassioned and Pride.
    • Warning: Xoti will receive an injury - System Shock. You'll get the same injury if you try to help her.
  • There are two outcomes:
    • If Xoti chose the dark, the death side of Gaun, the souls will be kept in her lantern, she experiences a revelation, putting her at peace with the dreams yet giving some ominous dialogue about reaping feeling "painfully good". You receive Luminous Adra Mantle, can be used for upgrade Threshing Aura of Xoti's Lantern.
    • If Xoti chose the light, the rebirth side of Gaun, the souls will be released, her dreams stop, and she will thank the Watcher for making her "lighter". You receive Luminous Adra Mantle, can be used for upgrade Light of the Dawnstar of Xoti's Lantern.

List of harvestable souls[edit | edit source]

Journal entry Notes Contestable*
Xoti harvested a soul at Vilario's Rest near Port Maje. Requires you to interact with the soul on the other side of the sea cave. While there are other souls on the beach, they do not count. Asking the soul to follow you will prevent Xoti from harvesting this soul. yes
Xoti harvested a soul on Gorecci Street, near Port Maje. yes
Xoti harvested a soul at the Engwithan Digsite near Port Maje.
After I severed Eothas' tether to the adra pillar, thus restoring its light. Xoti was able to harvest some lost souls at the Engwithan Digsite near Port Maje. yes
Xoti harvested a group of souls on an uncharted island. This is referring to the souls collected on some uncharted islands: yes
Xoti harvested a group of souls at a campsite on the island of Neketaka. The scripted interaction at Maukotu's Canopy. yes
Xoti harvested a soul under Arkemyr's Manor in Neketaka. Found in the downstairs laboratory, the soul of a thief who was killed by the Ironclad Contructs while trying to break into Arkemyr's Vault. no
Xoti harvested a soul in the Old City in Neketaka. During All Aboard after finding Botaro's corpse in Old City Overlook no
Xoti harvested a soul in the Gullet's black market in Neketaka. Godlike pirate, found in Delver's Row. Finding and interacting with the soul is a part of Pallegina's companion quest, The Man of Chimes. no
Xoti harvested a soul in Motare o Kōzi. You'll go here for the quest The Last Sanctuary. There are three souls here, which Xoti will harvest if in the party. Only one entry will appear in the journal. no
Xoti harvested a soul at Ashen Maw. During  He Waits in Fire, you will find a dead rathun warrior inside Lair of the Ancient. Read his soul, and Xoti will collect him afterwards. no

* Meaning the Watcher can choose not to have Xoti harvest the souls (and have them follow the him/her instead)

Journal[edit | edit source]

Quests/Companions/companion_qst_xoti.quest
ID Objectives
0 The Lantern of Gaun
10000 Xoti is chasing Eothas throughout the Deadfire while striving to fulfill her purpose to Gaun. Apparently a wayward Child of the Dawnstars, she's asked me to help her shepherd the souls of the dead. But her duty may come with a price.
1 Assist Xoti's efforts to shepherd lost souls throughout the Deadfire.
10001 As a priestess of Gaun, it's Xoti's god-given duty to harvest the souls of the dead by shepherding them into the light of her lantern.

I've decided to help Xoti fulfill her duty as we pursue Eothas.

20012 Xoti harvested a soul at the Engwithan Digsite near Port Maje.
20013 Xoti harvested a soul in Motare o Kōzi.
20014 Xoti harvested a group of souls on an uncharted island.
20015 Xoti harvested a soul at Ashen Maw.
20016 Xoti harvested a soul in the Gullet's black market in Neketaka.
20017 Xoti harvested a soul under Arkemyr's Manor in Neketaka.
20018 Xoti harvested a soul at Vilario's Rest near Port Maje.
20019 Xoti harvested a soul on Gorecci Street near Port Maje.
20021 After I severed Eothas' tether to the adra pillar, thus restoring its light, Xoti was able to harvest some lost souls at the Engwithan Digsite near Port Maje.
20022 Xoti harvested a group of souls at a campsite on the island of Neketaka.
20024 Xoti was unable to harvest any souls from the ashen bodies at the Engwithan Digsite near Port Maje.
20028 Xoti harvested a soul in the Old City in Neketaka.
2 Speak with Xoti regarding her prophetic nightmares.
10002 When I met Xoti, she told me about her prophetic dreams. I've noticed that with every soul Xoti harvests, she behaves a little more erratically. And now her dreams are getting worse. Her changing lucidity could become a cause for concern.

I should check on her to see how she is doing.

20000 Xoti's divine mission, coupled with the numerous souls she holds in her lantern, weigh heavily on her mind.
20001 I encouraged Xoti to seek the light of Gaun's lantern - of rebirth after death.
20002 I encouraged Xoti to embrace the darkness of Gaun's sickle - of death before rebirth.
6 Take Xoti to the animancers in Neketaka.
10006 I've convinced Xoti to work with the animancers atop the Spire of the Soul-Seers in Neketaka in order to aid their research in creating an artificial rebirthing process. It is our best means for surviving once Eothas breaks the Wheel.

I will introduce Xoti to Flaune Elette, the lead researcher at the Spire of the Soul-Seers.

20020 I encouraged Xoti to hold onto the souls she's gathered. They may make her unstable, but they also spark a frightening power within her. Despite this, she wishes to investigate a means for to releasing the souls.
5 Take Xoti to a luminous adra pillar.
10005 If I were to locate a luminous adra pillar, Xoti could release souls she has gathered into her lantern, delivering them for rebirth as handled by the gods in Hel.
20006 I saw a luminous adra pillar in the cliffside temple.
20007 I saw a luminous adra pillar on Port Maje, buried under the arena.
20008 I saw a luminous adra pillar at the top of the Hylean temple in Neketaka, where the animancers are.
20009 I saw a luminous adra pillar within the lighthouse at Hasongo.
20010 I saw a luminous adra pillar in the Hanging Sepulchers under the Temple of Berath in Neketaka.
20020 I encouraged Xoti to hold onto the souls she's gathered. They may make her unstable, but they also spark a frightening power within her. Despite this, she wishes to investigate a means for to releasing the souls.
20023 I restored the luminous adra pillar at Poko Kohara.
20027 I encouraged Xoti to embrace the darkness of Gaun's sickle - of the fall before spring.
4 Speak with Xoti about her worsening nightmares.
10004 Xoti's apocalyptic nightmares and waking visions have been increasing in both frequency and intensity. I should speak with her to assess the current state of her condition next time we rest.
20003 Xoti confessed to me that she was never intended only to reap the souls of the dead. Her duty is to shepherd the lost souls to a successful rebirth - but so far she has only fulfilled the first part of her mission.
20004 I encouraged Xoti to seek the light of Gaun's lantern - of spring following a fall.
20005 I encouraged Xoti to embrace the darkness of Gaun's sickle - of the fall before spring.
3 Perform a spiritual cleansing in the Temple of Gaun.
10003 Xoti struggles with the increasing burden of the many souls she's harvested for her god. She'd like to try a cleansing ritual before the carved statue in the Temple of Gaun. She's hopeful it may lighten her darkening mental state.
20025 I encouraged Xoti to seek the light of Gaun's lantern - of spring following a fall.
20026 I encouraged Xoti to embrace the darkness of Gaun's sickle - of the fall before spring.
13 Travel with Xoti post cleansing.
10013 Xoti is unsure if the cleansing can alleviate her nightmares longterm, but she seemed to feel a little better after the ritual. In the meantime, she'd like to continue her mission by gathering more souls.
End states
Yes 30000 Trusting the gods to see to their rebirth, Xoti shepherded the souls she'd harvested into a luminous adra pillar.
Yes 30001 To aid the development of an artificial rebirthing process, Xoti trusted her harvested souls to the animancers.
Yes 30002 Xoti chose to absorb the lantern's soul-harvest.