He Waits in Fire

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Level 12
Quest Type Main Quest
Region Deadfire - Northeast
Location Ashen Maw
Magran's Teeth
Kahanga Palace
The Jagged Keep
Lair of the Ancient
Foundations of the Ashen Maw
Reward/s 6,750 EXP

He Waits in Fire is a Quest in Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire. The watcher chased Eothas to a chain of volcanic islands called Magran's Teeth.

 

Important NPCs

 

Objectives

  1. Rendezvous with Eothas in Ashen Maw.
  2. Reach the lower bridge.
  3. Find a way to Eothas through the Jagged Keep.
  4. Acquire the Torc of Bithákten to access Magran's shrine in the Jagged Keep.
  5. Ignite Magran's shrine to reach the adra spire within the depths of Ashen Maw.
  6. Speak to Eothas.
  7. Take the torc to Magran's shrine in the Jagged Keep.

 

Walkthrough

  • Sail to Ashen Maw, but be careful of Rathun Long boats, their common tactics is to approach your ship as fast as possible then board. Keep distance if you want to outgun them.
  • When you reached Ashen Maw, persuade the Rathuns to let you pass. Or fight your way in.
  • When you reach the Lower Bridge, head to Ancient Lair first. There you can find the high priestess' body and her dragon. Persuade the dragon to leave (or defeat her), then take the torc from priestess' body.
  • In the Jagged Keep, the Torc buys you free passage all the way to Bathor Erkon. In lieu of killing him, you can talk him down if you have Diplomacy 5 or Intellect 15. Then you need to establish that your interests don't align (eg. by stating he snatched a part of your soul). Then you can reveal the truth of Jadaferlas' betrayal.
  • Use the torc to ignite Magran's Shrine. You will have a conversation with Magran, you can convince the Rathun to leave the place before it is destroyed. 
  • Speak to Eothas after you lowered Magran's Shrine. He will enlighten you his purpose. (If Xoti is in your team, he will have a short discussion with her as well.)
  • You will be automatically transported back to Neketaka when you are done talking. There you get the next quest, The Coming Storm.

 

 

Journal

Objectives

  • He Waits in Fire
    • I spoke with Eothas in the ruins of Hasongo but was unable to divert him from his machinations. He bade me to meet him at a luminous adra pillar in a chain of volcanic islands called Magran's Teeth. If I want to know more about his intentions, I will have to join him there.
    • (Alternate) Eothas stands before a pillar of luminous adra in the center of the Ashen Maw, the largest volcano in Magran's Teeth. The god appears to be draining the pillar of its essence.
  • Rendezvous with Eothas in Ashen Maw
    • Eothas invited me to speak with him further at Ashen Maw in Magran's Teeth, a chain of volcanoes that rises from the northernmost seas of the Deadfire.
    • I have marked the location of Ashen Maw on my map. It is the largest volcano within a chain of volcanic islands called Magran's Teeth.
    • Eothas is headed for Magran's Teeth, a volcanic chain along the northeastern edge of Deadfire. I have been asked to report this news to Queen Onekaza II in Neketaka.
    • I learned Magran's Teeth is a volcanic chain along the northeastern edge of Deadfire. While Queen Onekaza II might have known the location of the Ashen Maw, I'm in no position to ask her now.
    • Eothas plans to restore his power somewhere in Magran's Teeth, undoubtedly from a large vein of luminous adra.
  • Reach the lower bridge
    • Eothas is siphoning essence from a luminous adra pillar in the center of a volcano named the Ashen Maw. I must travel deeper into the volcano if I wish to meet with him.
    • Speaking with the Rathun's warlord, the bathor, within his Jagged Keep may gain me a route to meet with Eothas.
    • The Rathun intend to battle Eothas to the bitter end. They're currently planning for a secondary assault from within their fortress, the Jagged Keep.
    • When Eothas stormed Ashen Maw, he siphoned souls from many of the Rathun, a sect of Magranite fire giants, living within the volcano.
  • Find a way to Eothas through the Jagged Keep
    • I'm closer to Eothas, but I can see no clear route to the adra pillar in the center of the Maw. I'll search the Rathun's fortress, the Jagged Keep.
    • The shrine to Magran inside the Jagged Keep is a gateway - kept locked to guard the adra spire within the depths of the Maw.
    • Magran's shrine in the Jagged Keep appears to function as an elevating platform.
    • I've found a magical torc that bears the symbol of Magran.
    • A dragon attacked and killed the Rathun's brenthís.
    • Jadaferlas the Ancient hinted that the means to opening a route to Eothas through the Jagged Keep rests with the Rathun's priestess - or what's left of her.
    • The Rathun are preparing for an assault against Eothas from within the Jagged Keep. They await the return of their priestess, the brenthís, before they strike.
    • The dragon, Jadaferlas the Ancient, refuses to fight Eothas for the Rathun. She will allow me, however, to retrieve the Torc of Bithákten from the brenthís' body.
    • Violent tremors are shaking the foundations of the Maw. The volcano is growing increasingly more active.
  • Acquire the Torc of Bithákten to access Magran's shrine in the Jagged Keep
    • A shrine to Magran in the back of the Jagged Keep leads to the adra spire on which Eothas feeds. The shrine requires the Torc of Bithákten, a relic sacred to Magran, to operate.
    • The Rathun's priestess, the brenthís, bears the Torc of Bithákten which can ignite the shrine. However, she's ventured into the Lair of the Ancient to secure the Ancient's help against Eothas.
    • A hanging bridge, west of the Jagged Keep, leads to the Lair of the Ancient.
    • A dragon attacked and killed the Rathun's brenthís.
    • The dragon, Jadaferlas the Ancient, refuses to fight Eothas for the Rathun. She will allow me, however, to retrieve the Torc of Bithákten from the brenthís' body.
    • The bathor blessed me with a protective spell to aid me against the fire and fumes that fill the Lair of the Ancient.
  • Ignite Magran's shrine to reach the adra spire within the depths of Ashen Maw
    • I've acquired the Torc of Bithákten. The relic should lower Magran's shrine from the Jagged Keep into the Maw, opening the way to Eothas.
  • Speak to Eothas
    • I've lowered Magran's shrine into the bowels of the volcano. Now I can face the god.
  • Take the torc to Magran's shrine in the Jagged Keep
    • The fire torc I looted off a priestess' corpse may be related to Magran's shrine inside the Jagged Keep. I should take the torc to the shrine to further suss out their connection.

 

End States

  • I've spoken with Eothas. I could not deter him from his plan to break the Wheel at Ukaizo.

 

Tips & Tricks

  • Completing this quest ends all faction questlines.

 

 

Quests
A Bigger Fish  ♦  A Dance with Death  ♦  A Distant Light  ♦  A Glimpse Beyond  ♦  A Matter of Import  ♦  A Paradise of the Mind  ♦  A Shout in the Dark  ♦  A Shrewd Proposition  ♦  A Sinking Feeling  ♦  A Sorcerer and a Gentleman  ♦  A Vote of No Confidence  ♦  An Honored Guest  ♦  Annotated History  ♦  Bekarna's Folly  ♦  Beza's Pages  ♦  Blow the Man Down  ♦  Broodmother's Fury  ♦  Clearing Out Crookspur  ♦  Copper Muzūma Shell Key  ♦  Cruel Cargo  ♦  Death's Depthless Dominion  ♦  Dim Prospects  ♦  Dirty Laundry  ♦  Dried Koiki Fruit  ♦  Eulogy for the Dead  ♦  Family Pride  ♦  For the Republics!  ♦  From the Wreckage  ♦  Fruitful Alliance  ♦  Goods and Services  ♦  Harsh Medicine  ♦  Helping Hands  ♦  Hidden Depths  ♦  Hunting Season  ♦  Mapping the Archipelago: Port Maje  ♦  Mapping the Archipelago: Razai Passage  ♦  Mapping the Archipelago: The Burning Shoals  ♦  Mapping the Archipelago: Tikawara  ♦  Mapping the Archipelago: West Wakara Reef  ♦  Nemnok the Devourer  ♦  Of Like Minds  ♦  Old Copper Key  ♦  Overgrowth  ♦  Potions of Plenty  ♦  Root and Branch  ♦  Sabotage at the Brass Citadel  ♦  Skipping Ahead  ♦  Stained Kaora Reeds  ♦  Stranded  ♦  Symbols of Death  ♦  Taking Out the Traders  ♦  Terms of Trade  ♦  The Archmage's Vault  ♦  The Brass Empire  ♦  The Champion of the Hunt  ♦  The City Lost to Time  ♦  The Coming Storm  ♦  The Cornett's Call  ♦  The Courier's Calling  ♦  The Crucible  ♦  The Final Maneuver  ♦  The Final Voyage  ♦  The Higher-Ups  ♦  The Hunter Hunted  ♦  The Inner Mysteries  ♦  The Lantern of Gaun  ♦  The Last Pilgrimage  ♦  The Last Sanctuary  ♦  The Lighted Path  ♦  The Man of Chimes  ♦  The Painted Masks  ♦  The Proving  ♦  The Rite of Passage  ♦  The Seeds of Deception  ♦  The Seeking Face  ♦  The Shadow Under Neketaka  ♦  The Shipwright's Plight  ♦  The Slaying Face  ♦  The Storms of Poko Kohara  ♦  The Surviving Face  ♦  The Veins of Eora  ♦  Tikawara Broodmother's Head  ♦  Tip of the Spear  ♦  To Hunt a God  ♦  To Rise and Decline  ♦  Toasting the Dead  ♦  Trade Secrets  ♦  Under Observation  ♦  Velvet Glove, Brass Fist

 




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