The Sacred Stair | Neketaka Island | Walkthrough
Pillars Of Eternity 2 Guide and Walkthrough
Key points of Pillars of Eternity 2 Deadfire M14 - Neketaka: The Sacred Stair
Important areas on the map
Exits from locations
Locked doors or chests
Important NPC's (quest givers, traders etc.)
New potential team members
Dangerous enemies (bosses, elite monsters etc.)
CITY – Paths leading to other districts of Neketaka city.
Temple of Magran. You can talk to High Priest Hati about the temple. Mark van der Bij is a skills trainer - you can pay him 3000 gold to teach the main character and raise Alchemy and Religion by 1. You can find a stray cat here - it's a pet Pozzi (+1 to all Fire key-worded Power Levels).
The Hanging Sepulchers. This is a dungeon with high level monsters which is tied to the "Eulogy for the Dead" quest. You can get inside through the main door (The Eel's Coil from High Priest Kasu is needed - 03) or by interacting with three - if you chose the second option you must use rope and grappling hook and then complete the scripted interaction.
Temple of Berath. You can loot some corpses. Locked chest with a trap and lvl7 lock - it contains potions, books and gold. High Priest Kasu will unlock the "Eulogy for the Dead" side quest and give you The Eel's Coil needed to open The Hanging Sepulchers (02).
Spire of the Soul-Seers. Flaune Elette is on the roof of the building and grants "A Glimpse Beyond" side quest (IMPORTANT - confirming you're ready automatically transports the team to Realm of the Beast of Winter!). Ydwin wants to join the team - you can invite her, refuse her or attack her. There's a luminous adra pillar here - it may be useful in Xoti's quest "The Lantern of Gaun".
Stands. Tiabo is a merchant - he's selling Animancy Cat (a pet: +2 to Metaphysics, +1 to Arcana), a unique belt, ring and helmet, as well as potions and alchemy ingredients. Temple Vendor is selling a dagger, a cape, gadgets, potions, traps and alchemy supplies. Okauro is giving away "Bounty" quests.
Northern exit. Dawnstar Vendor is selling a unique necklace and boots, as well as food, drink and medical supplies. Nearby stairs allow to reach The Temple of Gaun quickly (07).
The Temple of Gaun. Adaryc knows the main character - the conversation is based on decisions from Pillars 1. You can give 100 gold to Acolyte of Eothas, take some food or use Sleight of Hand 8 to steal from him. You can find a pet in the temple - cat Frau Nils (+3 to Accuracy with melee attacks). Nordagand is tied to Eder's personal quest "The Lighted Path" - you'll find out where to look for Elafa. You can met Xoti here if you didn't add her to the team on Maje Island (M3) - you can recruit her now.
M31 – Entrance to: The Hanging Sepulchers.
The above map presents The Sacred Stair. It's one of the six main districts of city of Neketaka, which is the largest location in Pillars of Eternity 2 Deadfire. This is a temple district, cause there are many temples within its area. In every temple you can meet with various NPCs to get quests and tasks. There are many merchants in the area and also one skill trainer.
Important locations in The Sacred Stair
1. Magrana's Temple. You can chat with priest Hati about the temple.
Mark van der Bij is a skill trainer - you can raise the Alchemy and Religion skills of your character by 1 skill point, but it costs 3000 gold pieces.
You can find a homeless cat here - it's a pupil called Pozzi (+1 to level of all abilities with key word Fire).
2. Hanging Sepulchers. This dungeon contains some high-level monsters (your team needs to be at least at 11-12 level!). It's also linked to the Eulogy for the Dead. You can get inside through the main entrance, but you need The Eel's Coil from priest Kasu (M14,3)). Alternative way leads by interaction with a tree - use the grapple hook and complete interactive scene. Full map of Hanging Sepulchers is available on the other page of the guide - M31.
3. Berath's Temple. You can rob a few dead bodies. Closed chest with a trap and lock of level 7 contains potions, books and gold. Priest Kasu will give you a side quest Eulogy for the Dead and also an item called The Eel's Coil, which is required to enter Hanging Sepulchers (M14,2).
4. Spire of Soul Prophets. Flaune Elette resides on the roof of the building and gives a side quest A Glimpse Beyond. Note - confirmation of readiness immediately takes the team to the Beast of Winter Land!
Ydwin wants to join the team - you can recruit her, negate or attack her.
Here, you will find Luminous Adra Column - it may come in handy during Xoti's personal quest - The Lantern of Gaun.
5. Market. Tiabo he is a merchant - he sells the animated cat (pupil: +2 do Metaphysics, +1 to Arcana), unique belt, ring and head cap, and also other items like potions and lots of alchemy ingredients.
Temple merchant sells a knife, cloak, gadgets, potions, traps and alchemy ingredients.
Okauro gives tasks from the Bounty category.
7. Gaun's Temple. Adaryc knows the hero - the conversation relates to decisions made in Pillars of Eternity 1.
Acolyte Eothas can be given 100 gold pieces or you can take some food, or even use Sleight of Hand 8 to rob him unnoticed.
In the temple you may find a pupil - a cat called Frau Nils (+3 melee strike accuracy).
Nordagand is related with personal quest of Edera called Oswiecona Droga - you will get information on her about Elafa's whereabouts.
If you didn't join Xoti to your party during your exploration of Port Maje Harbor on Maje Island (M3) then you can find her in the temple (Xoti left Port Maje and reached Neketaka). There, the game will allow you to join Xoti to your party.
Quests to unlock in The Sacred Stair
[Quest] Eulogy of the Dead - talk with Priest Kasu (M14,3).
[Vailian Trading Company] A Glimpse Beyond - talk with Flaune Elette (M14,4) and check in your journal, whether the team is ready to move to the land where the quest is completed.
[Task] Bounty - Talk with Okauro (M14,5). He assigns several tasks from this category. The first concerns the tracing and murdering of Silent Dhwrgas.
Skill trainers in The Sacred Stair
Mark van der Bij (M14,1) - For 3000 gold pieces you can raise the Alchemy and Religion skills of your character by 1 skill point.
Important NPCs in The Sacred Stair
Priest Kasu (M14,3) - he has a side quest called Eulogy for the Dead.
Flaune Elette (M14,4) - you can conduct an animating experiment for the needs of the A Glimpse Beyond quest.
Ydwin (M14,4) - you can recruit her.
Tiabo (M14,5) - he is a merchant - he sells the animated cat (pupil: +2 do Metaphysics, +1 to Arcana), unique belt, ring and head cap, and also other items like potions and lots of alchemy ingredients.
Temple merchant (M14,5) - he sells a knife, cloak, gadgets, potions, traps and alchemy ingredients.
Okauro (M14,5) - he gives side quests from the category - Bounty.
Morning Star Merchant (M14,6) - he sells unique necklace and boots. Also, you can find food, potions and medical supplies in the offer.
Nordagand (M14,7) - you can get valuable information from her, which is needed for the quest The Lighted Path related with companion Eder.
Xoti (M14,7) - she only appears here if you haven't already recruited her to your party on Maje Island (M3). This is your second chance to add Xoti to your party.
Other information concerning The Sacred Stair
The Sacred Stair is one of the few locations in the game world where you can meet a skills trainer. If you can't afford to pay for the training right away (or don't need to improve the skills related to this form of training at any cost), you can return here later in the game.
Hanging Sepulchers and The Land of Beast of Winter may be significantly beyond the abilities of a beginner team. The exploration of these two optional locations is worthwhile in later parts of the game, after you gain some experience.