Defiance Bay - Map of Heritage Hill M24
Pillars of Eternity Guide
Key points of Pillars of Eternity M24 - Heritage Hill
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 start here. The gate is closed and watched by guardians. You can get inside by attacking the guards (not a good idea), if you are doing "Missing Sentries" side quest or by having 18 points of Might.
You can enter the mausoleum after activating "Safe Haven" side quest (04).
Inside is a group of guardians from "Missing Sentries" side quest. They're commanded by a powerful spirit - Leyra.
Side quest: "Safe Haven"
Talk to Icantha - "Undying Heritage" side quest.
Beyond the closed door you can find secret with which Icantha stays alive. You need 4 Mechanics skill to open it.
Reach the top of the tower - "Undying Heritage" main quest.
M22,M23 – Path to First Fires and Ondra's Gift.
M25 – Entrance to the Tower in the Heritage Hill.
Heritage Hill is one of the districts of Defiance Bay. Due to the research on animancy conducted in a nearby tower, the area has been infested by the living dead. There are not too many places to see here and the only ones worth mentioning are Icantha's House, Valtas Manor and the tower in the south-west part of the location. The latter is connected with the game's main storyline.
Important locations in Heritage Hill
1. Main gate
Your starting point. The gate is locked and it is guarded. You can enter if your Power is at level 18 and if you either intimidate the guard, or mention Wyla during the Missing Sentries quest. You receive the quest in the Crucible Keep (M22,1). The most extreme way of entering this district is to attack the guards and then loot their corpses for a key to the gate. It's not a recommended solution, because you'll lose a lot of reputation.
2. Valtas Mausoleum
A shrine in the center of the location. It opens only after you have received the Safe Haven quest (M24,4).
Inside the shrine, there is the missing team of sentries whom you're looking for for Wyla in the Missing Sentries quest. You receive this quest from Wyla in Crucible Keep (M22,1). The sentries are under the control of Leyra and defeating this spirit is quite difficult.
4. Valtas Manor
The manor of this family is infested by the undead. Inside, you will find 3 Guls and the transformed family - Lord Valtas, Lady Valtas and Emilio Valtas. Only the little girl - Saeda - hid in a separate room and survived.
Side quest: Safe Haven - Kill the transformed family.
5. Icantha's House
Main quest: Undying Heritage - Inside, you will find Icantha, the woman who survived the catastrophe. Talk to her.
Inside, there is a chest that you can open with Mechanics at level 4, or at level 3 with 4 lockpicks. There is also a door there, which has the same requirements as the chest. As soon as you open it, you will discover three captives that Icantha preys on to remain sane. You can release them. Icantha does not react to this.
Main quest: Undying Heritage - reach the top of the tower.
Quests that you can obtain in Heritage Hill
Side quest: Save Haven - Enter the Valtas Manor (M24,4) and kill all of the opponents.
Important NPCs in Heritage Hill
Saeda (M24,4) - The girl that you need to save.
Icantha (M24,5) - The woman that survived the catastrophe in her house.
Types of opponents and monsters in Heritage Hill
Gul - Fast opponents with melee attacks. When alone, they pose no threat, but they usually come in groups of 3-4.
Revenant - A weak zombie.
Dargul - A strong zombie. It deals little damage, but it is tough.
Other important information in connection with Heritage Hill
Take your time while exploring Heritage Hill, so as not to get attacked by too many undead. Try to lure single zombies or small groups away from the rest to make things easier.