The Mourning Circle

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The Mourning Circle
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Adventure
Rank
average
Duration
2 turns
Rewards
Experience
15% (not shared)
Copper
150-300 Copper pands (cp)
Items

The Mourning Circle 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.
A secret society of animancers has been traveling around the Eastern Reach, promising to restore life to lost loved ones. They perform their rituals at clandestine meetings in various cities, never staying in one place for more than a few days.

Though some spark of life appears to be restored to the bodies they revive, authorities suspect that the group is behind abductions, murders, vivisections, and other ghastly practices that appear to be required by their methods. To make matters worse, those restored to life rapidly decompose or go mad within days of their resurrection.

Concerned animancers and various civic authorities are seeking help in tracking down those responsible.

The conclusion:

Items in italics are quoted directly from the game.
The secret society, known as The Mourning Circle, repeatedly eluded [Companion Name]'s pursuit. As soon as [Companion Name] discovered their latest location, they would begin the process of moving to a new town. It turned out that the Mourning Circle had an extensive spy network at their disposal.

Eventually, [Companion Name] managed to capture a senior member of the group who was more than willing to give up information on her brothers and sisters. In a Road's End charnel house, [Companion Name] and trusted soldiers of the Manhem family confronted and killed most of the cult's leaders.

Though some members of the group escaped, the erla of Helsgate, Frya Manhem, was confident that their power in the Dyrwood was broken.