The Storms of Poko Kohara

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Level 6
Quest Type Side Quest
Region Poko Kohara
Location/s Neketaka
Tikawara
Poko Kohara
The Adra Realm
Poko Kohara ruins
Engwithan waystation
Reward/s
  • Vektor available for hire
  • Storms ravaging Poko Kohara are cleared
  • If you return Beza's pages to Nairi, and ask for a reward: 2x Potion of Moderate Healing and 2x Potion of the Resilient Body

Destroy the pillar:

  • copper_pand_icon1000 from Nairi
  • Ability to rest at the Tikawara shrine
  • Major Negative reputation with VTC
  • Major Negative reputation with Tikawara

Restore the pillar:

  • Major Positive reputation with VTC
  • Exceptional Spear from Ranga Ruānu
  • Major Positive reputation with Tikawara (x2)
Quest ID 00_CP_Storms_of_Poko_Kohara

The Storms of Poko Kohara is a Quest in Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire. Help the locals to pacify the storm surrounding Poko Kohara.

 

Important NPCs

 

Objectives

  1. Learn about Poko Kohara in Tikawara
  2. Travel to Poko Kohara
  3. Search the ruins of Poko Kohara

 

Walkthrough

  • The quest can be activated from the VTC Director or alternatively from Atsura.
  • Tikawara can be found at the southeast of Neketaka, it is a small, remote Huana village covered by storms coming from Poko Kohara. You can gather information regarding the location of the ruins as well as obtaining the key to the ruins by talking to Ranga Ruānu and agreeing to help - Vektor, the cook from the failed Vailian expedition, will tell you that he believes the ranga is to blame and the Huana are working against him.
  • Travel to the Poko Kohara ruins and from there onto the Engwithan Waystation. You'll need to head to the deepest section and the base of the adra pillar in order to resolve the quest. Upon arriving, interact with it and open the portal to The Adra Realm, head in the portal it to start the final phase of the quest.
  • Walk to 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 tell you that he is causing the storms that wreak havoc across the region. 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 a skill check of 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. If you pass, your choices will determine who you will be facing:
    • Convincing 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 disappear and you'll have to face Beza and her group.
    • Convincing 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. Choose "It doesn't work that way. You're already gone." or pass a skill check of Metaphysics (4). Beza will give up and disappear, and you'll have to fight Anahāru.
    • Failing to convince either one of them will result in attacking and killing them all
  • After the battle, you'll have to either destroy or restore the pillar. Whichever decision you choose, head towards the portal to leave the area.
  • Upon returning to the village, you will be greeted by the ranga and the priestess.
    • If you destroyed the pillar, the ranga will be angry, but the priestess will be happy. Then look for Nairi in the shrine to obtain copper_pand_icon1,000 and the ability to rest at the shrine.
    • If you restored the pillar, the ranga will be ecstatic and the priestess will be displeased of your decision. Then head over to Ranga Ruānu for a further Major Positive reputation with Tikawara.
  • Later on, you can give Beza's pages either to (Reminder, you can pickpocket Beza's pages back from the ranga and the priestess.):
    • Vektor who will return it to the VTC and you won't receive any reward.
    • Giving it to Nairi, you'll obtain x2 Potion of Moderate Healing and x2 Potion of the Resilient Body.
    • Ranga Ruānu to prove that the VTC had no good intentions. Take note that you can only do this if you did not destroy the pillar. You'll gain a good reputation with Huana, and he will trust you.

 

 

Journal

Objectives

  • The Storms of Poko Kohara
    • 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) 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. 
    • (Alternate) 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.
    • (Alternate) 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. 
    • (Alternate) 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. 
    • (Alternate) 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. 
  • Learn about Poko Kohara in Tikawara
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Chieftain Ruānu can direct me to Poko Kohara. His hut is in the northeast area of town, on a hill above the trading post.
    • 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.
    • Nairi, the priestess, asked me to destroy the luminous adra at Poko Kohara. She fears the Vailians will kill or enslave her tribe.
    • I killed Nairi, the village priestess.
    • Chieftain Ruānu is dead. I'll have to find Poko Kohara on my own.
    • 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.
  • Travel to Poko Kohara
    • Poko Kohara lies due east of Tikawara and the ruins are open to exploring.
  • Search the ruins of Poko Kohara.
    • Having docked safely at Poko Kohara, I can explore ruins and see what there is to find.
    • An expedition from the Vailian Trading Company abandoned their camp here. Everything appears to be intact.
    • I found a map at the camp with directions to Tikawara.
    • I found a corpse outside the ruins. It seems the rest of the Vailian expedition fled into the ruins to escape the stone titan.
    • A pillar of adra descends through the ruins. I found the top, but I'll have to journey below to see the rest.
    • Something has corrupted the adra, and it grows worse the deeper I descend.
    • I found the corpse of another member of the Vailian Trading Company expedition. It seems they turned on one another.
    • Beza, the leader of the Vailian Trading Company expedition, lies slain in the depths of the ruins.
    • I found the heart of the corruption. There's a machine here - perhaps that will help me clear it.
    • A heavy door bars entrance to the desert ruin. Exploring further will mean finding a way through first.
  • Enter the corrupted adra
    • 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.
  • Report my progress to Governor Alvari
    • 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.
    • I have cleared the corruption from the adra and ended the storms in the area.
    • I have destroyed the adra, ending the storms as well as any ambition to mine luminous adra.
  • Escape the adra plane
    • Within the adra, I encountered souls that have been trapped and warped over generations. I must defeat them and escape or join them forever.
  • Report my progress to Director Castol
    • 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.
    • I have cleared the corruption from the adra and ended the storms in the area.
    • I have destroyed the adra, ending the storms as well as any ambition to mine luminous adra.
  • Learn about Poko Kohara in Tikawara
    • Atsura didn't know the exact location of Poko Kohara, but the inhabitants of Tikawara, an island southeast of Neketaka, might know the way.
    • 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.
    • Chieftain Ruānu can direct me to Poko Kohara. His hut is in the northeast area of town, on a hill above the trading post.
    • 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.
    • Nairi, the priestess, asked me to destroy the luminous adra at Poko Kohara. She fears the Vailians will kill or enslave her tribe.
    • I killed Nairi, the village priestess.
    • Chieftain Ruānu is dead. I'll have to find Poko Kohara on my own.
    • 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.
    • 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.
  • Report my progress to Atsura
    • 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.
    • I have cleared the corruption from the adra and ended the storms in the area.
    • I have destroyed the adra, ending the storms as well as any ambition to mine luminous adra.
  • Report my progress to either Atsura or Director Castol
    • 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.
    • I have cleared the corruption from the adra and ended the storms in the area.
    • I have destroyed the adra, ending the storms as well as any ambition to mine luminous adra.
  • Report my progress to either Atsura or Governor Alvari
    • 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.
    • I have cleared the corruption from the adra and ended the storms in the area.
    • I have destroyed the adra, ending the storms as well as any ambition to mine luminous adra.

 

End States

  • This quest was somehow failed
  • I have cleansed the corruption from the adra, which appears to have stopped the storms in the region.
  • I have destroyed the adra pillar at the heart of Poko Kohara, which appears to have stopped the storms in the region.
  • I have cleared the storms and corruption from Poko Kohara, which allows the Vailians to begin mining luminous adra there.
  • I have destroyed the adra pillar in Poko Kohara, which will prevent the Vailians from mining luminous adra there.

 

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    • Anonymous

      19 May 2018 05:43  

      When you enter the room with the Adra on the 3rd floor there is a small glowing light to the left. You can interact with that to open the portal.......I spent a lot of time looking around thinking I missed something that was right in front of me and can see other's have to reading threads.

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