The Storms of Poko Kohara

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The Storms of Poko Kohara
PE2 Storms of Poko Kohara.png
Details
Type
Side quest
Level
6
Quest region 
Poko Kohara
Quest giver 
Faction
Location(s)
NPCs involved
Experience gained
Total XP
1,350
XP type
Normal
XP level
6
Outcomes & Rewards
Destroy the pillar
Restore the pillar
Any outcome
Related quests
Technical
Quest ID
00_CP_Storms_of_Poko_Kohara
Guid
9ac3a288-fcca-48b8-9fbd-6008136a4659

The Storms of Poko Kohara is a quest in Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

A vein of luminous adra is rumored to lie among the uncharted ruins of Poko Kohara. Governor Lueva Alvari of the Vailian Trading Company has already sent one expedition to uncover this vein, but has received no report on their status.

She would like you to find proof of the vein's existence and determine what happened to the first expedition, if possible.

The first expedition planned to stop at the island of Tikawara, southeast of Neketaka, where they hoped the locals might direct them on to Poko Kohara. If you speak with the villagers there, perhaps they can provide me with the same information.

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

  • This is a quest centering on Tikawara and Poko Kohara, determining the fate of luminous adra excavation efforts at the ruin as well as that of Tikawara. The quest can be received from the VTC Director or alternatively from Atsura, who's interested in undercutting his competition.
  • Tikawara is located southeast of Neketaka and is a small, remote Huana village blighted by storms originating from Poko Kohara. You can learn of the location of the ruins as well as receive the key to the ruins by talking to Ranga Ruānu and promising to help.
    • Vektor, the cook from the failed Vailian expedition, will explain that he believes the ranga is to blame and the Huana are working against him under suggestion from the conservative priests there.
  • At any rate, make your way to the Poko Kohara ruins and from there down to the Engwithan waystation. You need to reach the deepest level and the base of the adra pillar in order to resolve the quest. Once there, interact with it and open the portal to The Adra Realm. Enter it to start the final phase of the quest.
  • Approach the center area and watch as the sane souls come to the fore, divided between Anahāru and Beza. Anaharu will engage you in dialogue and explain - well, proclaim - that he is the cause of the storms that wreak havoc across the region. His plan is to dissuade the VTC from exploiting the adra on Poko Kohara and thus ensure the safety of Tikawara. Once he explains the plan, you can ask him if destroying the region saves Tikawara, use Beza's pages to point out the VTC's ruthlessness, or History 4 to point out that Vailia will only be replaced by Rauatai. He will not relent - even when you point out that he's the one destroying Tikawara. Finally, your words will decide whom you'll be fighting against.
    • Convince Anahāru. You can promise to destroy the adra pillar to deny the Vailians a source of luminous adra. Anahāru will be convinced with either "You have my word. I'll destroy the adra." or "I'll consider it.". He will then disappear, leaving behind Beza and her team, who will attack you in anger.
    • Convince Beza. If you fail to convince Anahāru, Beza will cut in, asking you to let her team tag along and see if they can reunite with... what's left of their bodies. Dissuade her from it with "It doesn't work that way. You're already gone." or Metaphysics 4. Beza will give up and disappear, leaving behind Anahāru who's been dying to kill you.
    • Alternatively, you can just attack and kill them all. Failing to convince both of them will force you to this path.
  • After the battle, you arrive at the decision point, either destroying or restoring the pillar. Regardless of your choice, flee through the portal.
  • Once you return to the village, you will be met by the ranga and the priestess.
    • If you destroyed the pillar, the ranga will be angry at losing the possibility of making Tikawara a prosperous trading center, but the priestess will be glad that the pillar has been destroyed and that the VTC will no longer threaten their lands. See Nairi in the shrine for a Copper pands (cp)1,000 reward, and the ability to rest at the shrine.
    • If you restored the pillar, the ranga will be thrilled for the future of Tikawara as an economic center of luminous adra exports, but the priestess will be displeased that you opened up Tikiwara to the threat of outsiders. See Ranga Ruānu for a further Major Positive reputation with Tikawara.
  • You can later give Beza's pages either to:
    • Ranga Ruānu to prove that the VTC were up to no good. Note that you can only do this if you did not destroy the pillar. With Good reputation with Huana, the VTC or with Honest 3, he will trust you, though he doesn't understand why - he promises to be cautious about the Vailians intents. If you ask for the papers back, he will be confrontational, but you can lie and say that you must return them to the company director.
    • The priestess, Nairi, who will give you 2x Potion of Moderate Healing and 2x Potion of the Resilient Body, if asked for a reward.
    • Vektor who will take it back to the VTC - for no reward.
    • Note that you can pickpocket Beza's pages back from the ranga and the priestess.
  • See Terms of Trade and Dim Prospects for further outcomes.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Once the quest is finished, there will no longer be dust storms outside in Poko Kohara ruins.

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

  • This quest was the core of the beta of Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire. Instead of starting at Neketaka, though, the beta assumed you accepted the VTC assignment and deposited you straight at Tikawara.

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Journal[edit | edit source]

Quests/00_Prototype/00_CP_Storms_of_Poko_Kohara.quest
ID Objectives
0 The Storms of Poko Kohara
10000 A vein of luminous adra is rumored to lie among the uncharted ruins of Poko Kohara. Governor Lueva Alvari of the Vailian Trading Company has already sent one expedition to uncover this vein, but has received no report on their status.

She would like me to find proof of the vein's existence and determine what happened to the first expedition, if possible.

Alternate descriptions
40001 I came upon a desert island which appears to be at the center of curiously violent and unrelenting storms. Something unnatural may be at the heart of the disturbance.
40002 A Vailian expedition for luminous adra has gone missing in the uncharted island of Poko Kohara. Vektor, who was left behind, wishes to know the fate of his shipmates.

He is certain the Company would pay handsomely for any information or assistance in recovering the missing crew.

40004 Director Castol of the Vailian Trading Company made mention of some business interests on an island called Poko Kohara. Governor Alvari had previously sent an expedition to the area, but they have not reported back.
40005 Atsura of the Royal Deadfire Company believes the Vailian Trading Company is setting up an operation to mine luminous adra on the island of Poko Kohara. He wants me to sabotage this operation, preferably without bloodshed.
40006 Strange and violent storms around the ruins of Poko Kohara have blighted Tikawara's food supply. Chieftain Ruānu is concerned that the influx of bad weather will threaten the survival of his tribe and their accessibility to wealthy travelers.
1 Learn about Poko Kohara in Tikawara.
10001 The first expedition planned to stop at the island of Tikawara, southeast of Neketaka, where they hoped the locals might direct them on to Poko Kohara. If I speak with the villagers there, perhaps they can provide me with the same information.
20001 I met Vektor, a cook with the Vailian Trading Company expedition. He stayed on Tikawara while his companions continued on to Poko Kohara. He's still waiting for their return. Or news of their deaths.
20010 Chieftain Ruānu can direct me to Poko Kohara. His hut is in the northeast area of town, on a hill above the trading post.
20012 I heard mention of the village priestess, Nairi, who is not happy about the recent influx of foreigners. If I want to hear her side of things, I can find her at the shrine.
20011 Nairi, the priestess, asked me to destroy the luminous adra at Poko Kohara. She fears the Vailians will kill or enslave her tribe.
20022 I killed Nairi, the village priestess.
20002 Chieftain Ruānu is dead. I'll have to find Poko Kohara on my own.
20018 Atsura, an advisor to the Royal Deadfire Company, has asked me to sabotage the luminous adra at Poko Kohara to foil the Vailians’ mining efforts.
2 Travel to Poko Kohara.
10002 Poko Kohara lies due east of Tikawara and the ruins are open to explore.
3 Search the ruins of Poko Kohara.
10003 Having docked safely at Poko Kohara, I can explore ruins and see what there is to find.
20000 An expedition from the Vailian Trading Company abandoned their camp here. Everything appears to be intact.
20008 I found a map at the camp with directions to Tikawara.
20003 I found a corpse outside the ruins. It seems the rest of the Vailian expedition fled into the ruins to escape the stone titan.
20004 A pillar of adra descends through the ruins. I found the top, but I'll have to journey below to see the rest.
20005 Something has corrupted the adra, and it grows worse the deeper I descend.
20007 I found the corpse of another member of the Vailian Trading Company expedition. It seems they turned on one another.
20006 Beza, the leader of the Vailian Trading Company expedition, lies slain in the depths of the ruins.
20009 I found the heart of the corruption. There's a machine here - perhaps that will help me clear it.
20021 A heavy door bars entrance to the desert ruin. Exploring further will mean finding a way through first.
4 Enter the corrupted adra.
10004 Whatever is corrupting the adra is embedded deep within it. I feel a presence coming from within the pillar - I may be able to reach the source of the corruption by projecting my soul into it.
5 Report my progress to Governor Alvari.
10005 Now that I know what happened at Poko Kohara, Governor Alvari will be interested in my report.

I can find her at the Vailian Trading Company Headquarters in Neketaka.

20019 I have cleared the corruption from the adra and ended the storms in the area.
20020 I have destroyed the adra, ending the storms as well as any ambition to mine luminous adra.
7 Escape the adra plane.
10007 Within the adra, I encountered souls that have been trapped and warped over generations.

I must defeat them and escape or join them forever.

9 Report my progress to Director Castol.
10009 Now that I know what happened at Poko Kohara, Director Castol will be interested in my report.

I can find him at the Vailian Trading Company Headquarters in Neketaka.

20019 I have cleared the corruption from the adra and ended the storms in the area.
20020 I have destroyed the adra, ending the storms as well as any ambition to mine luminous adra.
17 Learn about Poko Kohara in Tikawara.
10017 Atsura didn't know the exact location of Poko Kohara, but the inhabitants of Tikawara, an island southeast of Neketaka, might know the way.
20001 I met Vektor, a cook with the Vailian Trading Company expedition. He stayed on Tikawara while his companions continued on to Poko Kohara. He's still waiting for their return. Or news of their deaths.
20010 Chieftain Ruānu can direct me to Poko Kohara. His hut is in the northeast area of town, on a hill above the trading post.
20012 I heard mention of the village priestess, Nairi, who is not happy about the recent influx of foreigners. If I want to hear her side of things, I can find her at the shrine.
20011 Nairi, the priestess, asked me to destroy the luminous adra at Poko Kohara. She fears the Vailians will kill or enslave her tribe.
20022 I killed Nairi, the village priestess.
20002 Chieftain Ruānu is dead. I'll have to find Poko Kohara on my own.
20016 Director Castol of the Vailian Trading Company also asked me to journey to Poko Kohara, in this case to scout a vein of luminous adra and find a missing expedition team.
20017 Governor Alvari of the Vailian Trading Company also asked me to journey to Poko Kohara, in this case to scout a vein of luminous adra and find a missing expedition team.
18 Report my progress to Atsura.
10018 Now that I know what happened at Poko Kohara, Atsura will be interested in my report.

I can find him in the Brass Citadel in Neketaka.

20019 I have cleared the corruption from the adra and ended the storms in the area.
20020 I have destroyed the adra, ending the storms as well as any ambition to mine luminous adra.
20 Report my progress to either Atsura or Director Castol.
10020 Now that I know what happened at Poko Kohara, both Atsura and Director Castol will be interested in my report.

I can find Atsura in the Brass Citadel or Director Castol at the Vailian Trading Company Headquarters in Neketaka.

20019 I have cleared the corruption from the adra and ended the storms in the area.
20020 I have destroyed the adra, ending the storms as well as any ambition to mine luminous adra.
21 Report my progress to either Atsura or Governor Alvari.
10021 Now that I know what happened at Poko Kohara, both Atsura and Governor Alvari will be interested in my report.

I can find Atsura in the Brass Citadel or Governor Alvari at the Vailian Trading Company Headquarters in Neketaka.

20019 I have cleared the corruption from the adra and ended the storms in the area.
20020 I have destroyed the adra, ending the storms as well as any ambition to mine luminous adra.
End states
- 30000 This quest was somehow failed
Yes 30001 I have cleansed the corruption from the adra, which appears to have stopped the storms in the region.
Yes 30002 I have destroyed the adra pillar at the heart of Poko Kohara, which appears to have stopped the storms in the region.
- 30003 I have cleared the storms and corruption from Poko Kohara, which allows the Vailians to begin mining luminous adra there.
- 30004 I have destroyed the adra pillar in Poko Kohara, which will prevent the Vailians from mining luminous adra there.