Skipping Ahead Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Quest

Group: Vailian Trading Company

Start location: Neketaka

The animancers have gathered their resources and enthusiasm, and are intent upon a second attempt to cross the In-Between.

Note: Currently, this page contains raw quest data only. I know that it is not much, and I will try to update it with more valuable information as soon as possible.

Related points of interest

Icon of Flaune Elette Flaune Elette Neketaka, The Sacred Stair

Icon of Empty Socket Empty Socket Pāhowane

Icon of Lever Lever Pāhowane

Icon of Eoten and Xaurips Eoten and Xaurips Pāhowane

Icon of Kuaru Trader Kuaru Trader Pāhowane

Icon of Badema Badema Pāhowane

Icon of Director Castol Director Castol Neketaka, Queen's Berth

Prior quests

To begin Skipping Ahead you must first complete A Glimpse Beyond.

Quest stages of Skipping Ahead

1. Speak with Flaune Elette atop the Spire of the Soul-Seers.

Flaune has sent a message to the Vailian Trading Company Headquarters informing the director that the animancers are ready to make another attempt at transporting a test subject between adra pillars.

I should speak to Flaune once I'm ready to give it another try.

2. Begin the second animancy experiment.

Flaune insists that her team has made the necessary adjustments and calculations to make a successful leap between two adra pillars.

Maybe I should brace for the worst.

3. Find a way out.

I've been sent off-course... again. At least I didn't end up underwater.

I am underground, however. Reaching the surface might help me figure out where I am.

Updates:

This place looks like an ancient Huana shrine to Ondra, judging by the statuary. It doesn't seem like the Huana are still in residence.

Xaurips have taken over the shrine, led by what appears to be an Eoten.

I found a Huana captive, held in a makeshift cell. She told me of her two associates, taken somewhere deeper inside the temple by its new inhabitants.

I found a Huana captive tied up within the main hall. He told me of his associates - one devoured by the Eoten, the other locked in a cage to the southeast.

I found a panel with an empty socket. It seems to have some connection to the nearby doorway.

I found a strange lever. It looks as though it fits into something else.

4. Return to Flaune Elette in Neketaka.

I made it back to the surface. The experiment must have launched me across the island.

I'll have to get back to the Spire of the Soul-Seers on foot.

5. Return to the Vailian Trading Company Headquarters.

The animancers are safe, for the time being. Flaune suggested I go to the Vailian Trading Company Headquarters in Queen's Berth and inform Director Castol of the events at the Spire.

6. Fend off the mercenaries.

A lot has happened while I was away. The Spire is under attack.

Whoever they are, the assailants don't seem interested in talking. I'll have to fight my way through if I want to help Flaune.

7. Wait for the animancers to finish recalibrating their machinery.

The animancers at the Spire of the Soul-Seers are performing calibrations on their machines to prepare for a second attempt at crossing the In-Between.

Flaune will send a message when her team is ready to try again, should I wish to participate. For now, however, she suggested I head back to the Vailian Trading Company headquarters for more work.

Updates:

Flaune has advised me to speak with the director at the Vailian Trading Company headquarters before proceeding further with the experiments. Apparently the Company likes to keep track of who is involved with their animancy projects.

8. Return to the Vailian Trading Company Headquarters.

The animancers are safe, for the time being. Flaune suggested I go to the Vailian Trading Company Headquarters in Queen's Berth and inform Director Alvari of the events at the Spire.

9. Speak with Flaune Elette atop the Spire of the Soul-Seers.

Flaune has sent me a missive, informing me that the animancers have made the necessary adjustments and calculations to make a successful leap between two adra pillars.

Maybe I should brace for the worst.

10. Endings

Someone critical to the completion of this quest has been killed.

Well, the experiment did transport me - clear across the island. I dispatched the mercenaries that took advantage of my absence to attack the Spire, and Flaune was grateful for the assistance.

Well, the experiment did transport me - clear across the island. I dispatched the mercenaries that took advantage of my absence to attack the Spire, but several lives were lost. Castol was grateful for my intervention, though it seems he'll be facing some consequences for this incident.

Well, the experiment did transport me - clear across the island. Unfortunately, Flaune and the other animancers haven't survived the mercenary attack that followed. That puts an end to their foolishness.