This page describes a quest called The Endless Queries in the Pillars of Eternity 2 Deadfire: Beast of Winter DLC. The quest starts when you enter the portal in The Shattered Passage (M6,3). Like The Sunken Kingdom and The Bridge Ablaze, this is an optional task that you don't have to complete in order to finish the expansion. The main goal of this quest is to acquire three soul essences.
Obtaining the Soul Essence
When you enter the location, talk to a woman in handcuffs - you will find out that she has been imprisoned here by an engwithan inquisitor. Remember to take a dagger away from her. To help her, you need to find her three soul fragments. To do this, use the nearby portal or navigate to the right of the location where you will find the second portal.
After using the portal, you will be a witness of woman's interrogation. You can now choose how you want to participate in the process:
- As a witness, accused or inquisitor.
- Or you can attack all the gathered right away.
In each selection you will see the course of the story from a different perspective, and after it ends - you get one soul essence. You have to get three of them, so you have to repeat the process three times - just use the portal again.
After collecting the three essences, return to the woman trapped at the beginning of the location. She will be freed. After that, she will open the door to the inquisitor's office. Go there - it's best to use the nearest portal.
Meeting with inquisitor and quest ending
Again, you will be in the courtroom where the interrogation took place - the inquisitor and the accused woman will start talking to each other. During the dialogue you have to decide from the following options:
- You reconcile the two women - this is the best option where you fight only against your basic opponents and not against the inquisitor.
- You stand on the side of the imprisoned woman, and in this option you will have to stand up against the inquisitor.
- You will attack both women - the last option involves fighting both women, so this is the worst choice.
Whatever you choose, the imprisoned woman will be grateful to you. You have to make another decision, this time about the woman you've helped. There are following options available here:
- Take her to the Cycle - you won't receive any bonuses.
- Ask for help in the fight against Neriscyrlas - the battle against the dragon in the expansion's finale will be much easier.
- If you give her Rymrgand's soul, you will get the gratitude of a deity.
Once the decision is made, The Endless Queries quest will end.