On this page you will find a description for the Eulogy for the Dead side quest in Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire. This is one of the most extensive side quests and you can get interested in it during your stay on the island of Neketaka. As part of this task, the main character can start exploring the dungeon with tombs guarded by strong undead creatures. The visit to the catacombs is aimed at obtaining a number of valuable stone tablets.
- Unlocking the quest and reaching The Hanging Sepulchers
- Finding two tablets
- Meeting with Yseyr and finding of the last tablet
Unlocking the quest and reaching The Hanging Sepulchers
The quest is given by the High Priest Kasu from the Temple of Berath in the Sacred Stair district of Neketaka (M14.3). In the initial part of the conversation you can show off your Religion, Alchemy and Intuition skills, but this will not affect the final outcome of the meeting. Kasu wants to recover the sacred Eulogy of Yseyr. You must visit the catacombs to do this. You will get The Eel's Coil to help you access them.
Exit Temple of Berath and head for the nearby entrance to The Hanging Sepulchers (M14.2). The interactive areas in the picture above show two main ways to enter the dungeon:
- Main entrance (1) - You need The Eel's Coil to open it. This is the more obvious entrance. You will start in the southern part of the dungeon (M31.1).
- Tree (2) - It is necessary to use the grappling hook at this point in order to rapple down to the catacombs (a simple Athletics check - if you fail it, your character will suffer an injury). The next part of the paragraph scene has you pass through the catacombs. Along the way, it is worth stopping and exploring the area to get a ruby. When you reach the dungeon you will find yourself in its western part (M31,2).
Finding two tablets
A total of three parts (odes) of the eulogy are to be found in The Hanging Sepulchers. Two of them can be reached immediately and in any order you like.
Eulogy to Yseyr - The Vigil is in the Sepulcher of the Lady of Vigils in the northeast corner of the dungeon (M31,5). On your way to this ode, you can encounter into traps and monsters, including the Risen, who are stronger than the skeletons you've met so far. Many traps are next to monsters and you need to make sure not to fall into them by accident.
Eulogy to Yseyr - The Gate is located in The Forgotten Mausoleum in the southwest corner of the dungeon (M31,6). Before entering the mausoleum, you should expect a surprise attack by a large group of skeletons and Risen.
The mausoleum itself is a small separate location. Again, watch out for traps and remove the quest item from the Tomb of the Lord of Heldengate. Acquiring the ode will lead to the appearance of another group of undead in the mausoleum. Be ready to eliminate them.
Meeting with Yseyr and finding of the last tablet
Only after you have obtained the two plates do you go to the entrance to the Yseyr tomb in the northeastern part of the dungeon (M31.7). To the left and right of the closed entrance there are statues of Lady of Vigils and the Lord of Heldengate. You can say their names during the short paragraph scenes and, as a result, open the entrance to Yseyr's Tomb. This would be a good time to save the game.
Entering the tomb will wake Yseyr the Berathian. There are two main ways to behave when you meet this powerful creature:
- Ask Yseyr to give you the eulogy. Achieving the desired result is surprisingly simple to achieve, because it is enough to mention the High Priest from the Temple of Berath. Alternatively, you can select the dialog options for Religion 6 / History 6.
- Attack and kill Yseyr. If you are going to deal with Yseyr the hard way, it is best to conduct the initial part of the conversation in a peaceful way and afterwards set up your subordinates accordingly. Yseyr is strong, he has many powerful skills and, above all, the ability to summon other monsters (including two of his stronger guardians, Lady of Vigils and Lord of Heldengate, whom you've studied while still stationary while opening the tomb). Yseyr is immune to disease, poison and afflictions of intellect, resolve and constitution. Among other things, Yseyr leaves behind e.g. the unique flail Skullcrusher.
In both cases, remove Eulogy to Yseyr - The Sword from the sarcophagus. You can now leave the dungeon, return to the Temple of Berath, and hand over all three tablets to the High Priest Kasu. If you've killed Yseyr, do not mention it or lie, otherwise the interlocutor will get angry. Kasu will give you Ruata's Walking Cloak (+1 to Diplomacy and Survival, +5 to Reflex, +20% Movement Speed) and Girdle of Mortal Protection (+2 to Constitution, converting 20% of your enemy's critical hits into regular hits).