This page breaks down the Toasting the Dead quest in Pillars of Eternity 2 Deadfire - Beast of Winter. This is one of the side quests that you get from the Harbinger's Watch (M1). Your main task is obtaining a special ingredient that should improve the taste of alcohol.
Triggering the quest
The quest will be handed to you after the conversation with Harbinger Nyvardir (M1,4). Nyvardir asks you to find Rime Construct Fluid, which should improve the taste of alcohol. In order to do that, you need to get to the Rimebound Temple (M5). First, you have to get to the Outcrop on High (M4), which is only possible after finishing the An Honored Guest - the walkthrough of that mission can be found elsewhere in the guide.
Obtaining the fluid
Rime Construct Fluid can be found in two locations in Rimebound Temple (M5). The first place is Damaged Rime Construct (M5,2) - click on the construct and then choose one of the three dialogue options. Two of them are unique and require Mechanics 12 or Dexterity 15, but they let you avoid fighting the construct. Normal dialogue options will make the construct wake up, and you'll have to fight it.
The other place is the Pile of rubble (M5,8), in the western part of the cavern. In order to obtain the liquid, you have to finish a paragraph scene with ability tests.
Finishing the quest
You can finish the quest in a few ways - the liquid is very toxic, so you've got to decide whether to give it to Nyvardir.
- If you decline right away, you will only get some XP (2360).
- If you decide to give it to him, you'll be able to choose one of two rewards - 4000 gold or enchanted ring (25% chances for deflecting acid, sickness, frost and wind attacks). In this case, Nyvardir gives a sip of the beer to one of the harbingers, who will quickly die.
- Should you decide to agree to give the liquid and then change your mind, Nyvardir will attack you (other villagers won't join in).