The Page Unturned

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The Page Unturned
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2 turns
15% (not shared)
150-300 Copper pands (cp)

The Page Unturned 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 series of murders has shocked and terrorized the scribes of Whiterock Isle. Sequestered in their island monastery in the Boot of Ondra, they have had little success reaching out to the mainland for help.

Though renowned for their integrity and artistic talents, the scribes may be unknowingly harboring someone who is attempting to sabotage their work on "forbidden" books.

The conclusion:

Items in italics are quoted directly from the game.
After failing to prevent two additional deaths, [Companion Name] and the monks were able to track down the murderer, a secretive scribe of the order that the other monks believed had died years ago.

In reality, the scribe had been hiding in the catacombs beneath the monastery and progressively destroying "heretical" works that he believed spread lies about the origins of the gods. When the monks started to catch on, he killed anyone who raised suspicion.

Rather than face punishment, the scribe leapt from the highest tower of the monastery to his death. In the scribe's subterranean laboratory, [Companion Name] discovered several suspicious vials of thick brown fluid. The monastery's herbalist identified it as a potent poison, the same that had likely been used to kill the monks.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This is a reference to the book "The Name of the Rose" by author Umberto Eco. The novel is set in 1327 and follows a similar plot where monks are murdered with poison embedded within the pages of a forbidden book.