Map of Caed Nua M12
Pillars of Eternity Guide
Key points of Pillars of Eternity M12 - Caed Nua
Important areas on the map
Exits from locations
Locked doors or chests
Important NPC's (quest givers, traders etc.)
New potential team members
Dangerous enemies (bosses, elite monsters etc.)
You can receive here several side quests:
- "Bounty: Warchief Iklak"
- "Bounty: Sly Cyrdel"
- "Bounty: The Dweller"
- "Bounty: Nalrend the Wise"
You will find weapon and armour shopkeeper here.
You can find trap dealer here.
Inside the building you will find trader who sells crafting ingrediends.
You can find Priest who sells scrolls here.
Outside, on the right side of the building you will find enter to first level of Endless Paths of Od Nua (it needs to be unlocked earlier).
Your house. Your room and bed, where you can sleep, is on the first floor. Sleeping in bed get you some bonuses to statistics (If you have proper building). You can also find your companion's rooms there.
Caed Nua Keep
Look at Caed Nua: The Keep map.
Barbican is destroyed when you find it first time. Its rebuilding is connected with "Never Far from the Queen" main quest and unlock road to Defiance Bay (Woodend Plains and further locations).
Kana Rua - talk to him and ask him to join your team.
M11 – Path to the Black Meadow.
M13 – Passageway to Caed Nua: Keep.
M16 – Path to Woodend Plains.
The above map presents Caed Nua. It is the area around the titular keep, which you visit during the game's main storyline. After you have sufficiently developed your party, it also becomes the main field base for the party. This means that you will be able to (and want to) return there on a regular basis. During your initial stay in Caed Nua, you will receive a hostile welcome from the monsters. What's more, all of the nearby buildings are ruined (the game allows you to undertake the reconstruction).
Important places in Caed Nua
1. Forester's Lodge (available only after you have expanded the keep)
You can meet Warden Fyrgen and take on new assignments.
2. Workshop (available only after you have expanded the keep)
The craftsman offers weapons and armors.
3. Inventor's home (available only after you have expanded the keep)
From the Inventor you can buy traps.
4. Curio Shop (available only after you have expanded the keep)
From the trader, you can buy crafting materials.
5. Chapel (available only after you have expanded the keep)
The priest sells magic scrolls. In the chapel, there is a descent into the Endless Paths of Od Nua (you first need to unlock it from the inside).
It serves as your character's home. At first, it is in shambles and you need to restore it. Inside you can find, among other things, a bedroom at the upper floor (take a rest to receive a bonus to your statistics) and a holding chest. Apart from that, there are additional rooms for the rest of the party members.
7. Caed Nua keep
Main quests: The Old Watcher - Enter the keep to meet up with Maerwald.
8. Eastern Barbican (available only after you have expanded the keep)
In the Never Far from the Queen quest, choose to fix the barbican to gain access to the rest of the map (Woodend Plains and other locations).
9. Bridge over the river
Kana Rua - He is standing by the bridge and is a potential party member.
Quests that you can obtain in Caed Nua
Side quest: Time and Tide - You need to accept Kana Rue into the party (M12,9).
Important NPCs in Caed Nua
Kana Rua (M12,9 - He is standing by the bridge on the river; you can ask him to join your party.
Types of enemies and monsters in Caed Nua
Small Flame Blight - These monsters deal fire damage but are fortunately easy to kill.
Other important information in connection with Caed Nua
Do not worry if you cannot find the NPCs and buildings shown on the provided map when you first come to Caed Nua. New elements of this location are added in the course of expanding and restoring the keep (the first designs become available after you have unlocked the Never Far from the Queen main quest). To learn more, see a separate part of this guide.
It is a good idea to return to Caed Nua on a regular basis (e.g. once a week according to the in-game time). This will allow you to supervise the progress in restoring the keep, meet new NPCs and task new restoration assignments.
If you want information on the keep itself (the key building in this location) see the description for location M13 - Caed Nua: The keep.