This page describes quests named The Bridge Ablaze in the game Pillars of Eternity 2 Deadfire - Beast of Winter. The quest starts when you enter the portal in The Shattered Passage (M6,4). Like The Sunken Kingdom and The Endless Queries, this is a side quest that is not required for completing the expansion. The main goal of this task is to gain four parts of Waidwen's soul.
Note - Before you start this quest, you should first complete The Endless Queries. This will give you the Betrayal dagger, which is useful for getting one part of the souls.
- Starting the Quest and obtaining The First Soul Fragment
- Second Soul Fragment
- Third Soul Fragment
- Fourth Soul Fragment
- Quest ending
Starting the Quest and obtaining The First Soul Fragment
When you enter the location, use the stairs and follow the available road. You will find a group of soldiers and Waidwen - talk to him. After the conversation his soul will disintegrate into four parts. Take a sundial from him - it will be used to move around the location. Then you will be attacked by a few souls, but these are not demanding opponents. After the fight, another dialogue will start - this time with Eothas.
Your task now is to find four parts of Waidwen's soul. First, search for nearby bodies and take Evon Dewr Tower Key from them. Then click on the nearby light stream and turn the sundial towards dawn (available to choose in the in the dialog option).
You will be time-warped. Use the key you have obtained to enter the tower and search the barrel for the Memory of Magranite Incantations. The book will be needed later part of the quest.
Go back to the light stream - this time turn the sundial towards dusk. Take advantage of the ruins of the wall and head to the bottom of the location. Follow the available path until you reach the Wandering Soul, which will give you the first soul fragment. It's also worthwhile to search for the corpses nearby to get the legendary One Dozen Stood armor.
Second Soul Fragment
Return to the place where you just used the light beam, but this time use the portal shown in the screenshot above. You will move to the place with another light source - use it and set the sundial towards dawn.
You will be time-walked again. Talk to a nearby priest and even get the book Memory of Magranite Incantations from him. After the dialogue, you will see a bomb from which you have to take next soul fragment. You can do this in several ways:
- Use the Betrayal gained from The Endless Queries quest.
- Use the dialogue option that requires - Priest: Magran / Holy Fire.
- Use the dialogue option that requires - Explosives 17 / Agile Hands 15.
- Detonate the bomb, what will move your team to the starting spot of this part of the map.
The first three options allow you to get a unique object - the Detonator Shard, which allows you to create a fire explosion. The last option will not give you this item, but you don't have to worry about any penalties. Regardless of the option you choose, you will gain another soul fragment.
Third Soul Fragment
Once you have gained the second soul fragment, take the advantage of the nearby Evon Dewr Bridge entrance. On the bridge, turn right and turn the clock towards dusk near the shaft of light. Then use the nearby portal and use another light source - this time point the clock towards the south.
You will move to a new place. Here you will find another soul fragment.
Fourth Soul Fragment
Once you have gained the third soul fragment, go to the nearby light and turn the sundial towards dusk. You will appear next to the next beam of light - this time turn the clock towards dawn. Your team will teleport to a place with a priest and a bomb. Take the door to the bridge and go left until you reach the place where you started exploring the location. Use the light here once more and turn the clock towards dusk.
After teleporting, use the stairs and follow the available path until you reach the last soul fragment.
After you have gained the last soul fragment, return to the light that transported you here and turn the clock towards dawn. Then go to Waidwen and recreate the parts of his soul. During the conversation you can ask him to help you fight the dragon, and after the dialogue the quest (The Bridge Ablaze) will end.