Game world | Basics
Pillars of Eternity Guide
Above you can see a map of the entire world of Pillars of Eternity. The map shows all of the primary locations. The yellow arrows represent main passageways between the adjacent locations. The green arrows and the inscriptions tell about the areas where you can add new companions to your team. You can find out more about the possible followers from the walkthrough and from the Party chapter.
Map of the game world consists of dozens of location to which access you unlock as you progress in the main storyline. Unlocking new location happens in a specific way. There are paths that connect locations. To unlock a new location, you must walk to a specific edge of the map and click on the icon of the so called "exit point". There might be more than just one such point on edge of the map that allows you to leave a location. But first time you must find specific one that unlocks new location. His location is not always obvious. Places connected to the main quest are exception - they might not show on the map even if you use the correct point in previous location. Map above shows where you can expect to find exit point that allows you to unlock a new location. Additionally, this map shows which road you should take to get to far away locations and where you will meet companions.
If you manage to find the correct exit point and click on it, a new location is unlocked and from now on you will have access to it. You can get to unlocked locations from any place.