This page contains our walkthrough for Skipping Ahead quest in Pillars of Eternity 2 Deadfire. You can receive it from Flaune Elette who can be found in the Spire of the Soul-Seers in The Sacred Stair (M14). You can start this quest after completing He Waits in Fire quest. The goal is to conduct another animat experiment.
How to get out from the underground?
After the conversation with Flaune Elette your party is moved to Pahowane underground (M43) - your goal is to find a way back to Neketaka. There is a closed passage in the starting point with an empty socket with a missing lever. Go right from the passage - you will encounter a group of Xaurips.
Defeat all enemies. After that you have to go to the upper right corner of the location - there is a chest with a lever inside of it. Go back to the passage located at the beginning of the location and place the lever into the empty socket - this allows you to reach the upper part of this location.
The upper level is just as small as the lower one. The exit to Neketaka is in the left part (right next to the place where you have started your exploration of this part of the location). You can also decide to explore its right side - there you can find two imprisoned merchants, a lot of Xaurips and one Eoten.
Return to Neketaka
The exit takes you back to Neketatka island but you end up a little bit away from the town - you have to go there by foot. Go back to Flaune Elette in The Sacred Stair (M14).
It turns out that the Spire of the Soul-Seers is under attack. You join the fight automatically - focus on the hostile Wizard and Druid who stand near the green pillar.
Speak with Flaune Elette once the battle is over. Then, you have to go to director Castol - he can be found in Vailian Trading Company Headquarters in Queen's Berth (M11).
Inform director Castol about the events. After that the quest will end.