Root and Branch

Level 18
Quest Type DLC Main Quest
Region The Black Isles
Location The Central Stacks
Quarantined Section

2,362 EXP
Give the unmodified annals to Llengrath:

Give the modified annals to Llengrath:

Quest ID lax03_qst_03_llengrath_01

Root and Branch is a Quest in Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire. To learn the complete story of the mage and his philosophy, the Watcher has to collect all five Annals of Llengrath.



Important NPCs




  1. Find more volumes of the Annals of Llengrath in the Archives
  2. Bring Llengrath the Collected Annals.




  • There are five Annals of Llengrath in total, every time you found one volume of the Annals of Llengrath, the watcher will learn a piece of the story from a soul.
  • One of the volumes can be found at Central Stack, on the body of a librarian on the east side.
  • One of the volumes can be found at Quarantined Section, upper right the chamber.
  • One of the volumes can be found at Quarantined Section, bottom left the chamber, guarded by some sporelings.
  • One of the volumes can be found at Quarantined Section, the middle-left chamber.
  • One of the volumes can be found at Quarantined Section, upper left chamber.
  • After you collected all Annals, talk to Llengrath. Or you can give it to Tayn for some modification.





  • Root and Branch
    • While exploring the Archives, I found an unsual book called "The Annals of Llengrath." The book's title suggests there are five volumes in total. As I investigate the Archives further, I should keep an eye out for any others.
  • Find more volumes of the Annals of Llengrath in the Archives
    • A voice spoke to me when I picked up the first volume - it sounded like it might have been the first person to hold the name 'Llengrath.' I should find the four additional volumes hidden in the Archives if I want to hear the whole story.
    • I found the second volume of the Annals of Llengrath. The voice I heard when I picked up the first book spoke to me again.
    • I found the third volume of the Annals of Llengrath.
    • I found the fourth volume of the Annals of Llengrath.
    • I showed the book to Llengrath. She was skeptical of its authenticity, but intrigued. If I find the rest of the books, she'd be interested in seeing them.
    • I showed the book to Llengrath, but wouldn't let her inspect it. If I find the rest of the books, she would still be interested in seeing them.
  • Bring Llengrath the Collected Annals
    • The final book was in the possession of a sentient colony of spores that's convinced itself it's Llengrath. I dealt with the spore colony and got the last book - now I just need to bring the Collected Annals to Llengrath.
  • (Alternate) Speak with Tayn about the Annals of Llengrath
    • Tayn might have some interesting insights into the nature of the Annals of Llengrath.
  • (Alternate) Return the Annals of Llengrath to Tayn
    • Tayn warned me not to trust Llengrath. I don't know what she plans to do with these books, but it might not be good. If I brought them all to Tayn, he might have some fun ideas.
  • Take the Collected Annals Tayn tampered with to Llengrath
    • Tayn implanted false memories in the Collected Annals of Llengrath. If I bring the book to Llengrath, her understanding of her past - and her origin - will be forever altered.


End States

  • I found and returned the Collected Annals of Llengrath to Llengrath. She is no longer severed from the memories of her predecessor.
  • Tayn performed an arcane ritual on the the Collected Annals of Llengrath that should effect Llengrath's ability to accurately recall her predecessors' memories. I then returned the tome to Llengrath.
  • I decided to keep the Collected Annals of Llengrath for myself. Llengrath wasn't pleased. I doubt she'll work with me anymore.
  • I killed Llengrath.


Tips & Tricks

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