The Lantern of Gaun Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Quest

Group: Companion Side Quests

This quest will appear in your journal as soon as Xoti joins your team.

Xoti is chasing Eothas throughout the Deadfire while striving to fulfill her purpose to Gaun. Apparently a wayward Child of the Dawnstars, she's asked me to help her shepherd the souls of the dead. But her duty may come with a price.

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Quest stages of The Lantern of Gaun

1. Assist Xoti's efforts to shepherd lost souls throughout the Deadfire.

As a priestess of Gaun, it's Xoti's god-given duty to harvest the souls of the dead by shepherding them into the light of her lantern.

I've decided to help Xoti fulfill her duty as we pursue Eothas.

Updates:

Xoti harvested a soul at the Engwithan Digsite near Port Maje.

Xoti harvested a soul in Motare o Kōzi.

Xoti harvested a group of souls on an uncharted island.

Xoti harvested a soul at Ashen Maw.

Xoti harvested a soul in the Gullet's black market in Neketaka.

Xoti harvested a soul under Arkemyr's Manor in Neketaka.

Xoti harvested a soul at Vilario's Rest near Port Maje.

Xoti harvested a soul on Gorecci Street near Port Maje.

After I severed Eothas' tether to the adra pillar, thus restoring its light, Xoti was able to harvest some lost souls at the Engwithian Digsite near Port Maje.

Xoti harvested a group of souls at a campsite on the island of Neketaka.

Xoti was unable to harvest any souls from the ashen bodies at the Engwithan Digsite near Port Maje.

Xoti harvested a soul in the Old City in Neketaka.

2. Speak with Xoti regarding her prophetic nightmares.

When I met Xoti, she told me about her prophetic dreams. I've noticed that with every soul Xoti harvests, she behaves a little more erratically. And now her dreams are getting worse. Her changing lucidity could become a cause for concern.

I should check on her to see how she is doing.

Updates:

Xoti's divine mission, coupled with the numerous souls she holds in her lantern, weigh heavily on her mind.

I encouraged Xoti to seek the light of Gaun's lantern - of rebirth after death.

I encouraged Xoti to embrace the darkness of Gaun's sickle - of death before rebirth.

3. Perform a spiritual cleansing in the Temple of Gaun.

Xoti struggles with the increasing burden of the many souls she's harvested for her god. She'd like to try a cleansing ritual before the carved statue in the Temple of Gaun. She's hopeful it may lighten her darkening mental state.

Updates:

I encouraged Xoti to seek the light of Gaun's lantern - of spring following a fall.

I encouraged Xoti to embrace the darkness of Gaun's sickle - of the fall before spring.

4. Travel with Xoti post cleansing.

Xoti is unsure if the cleansing can alleviate her nightmares longterm, but she seemed to feel a little better after the ritual. In the meantime, she'd like to continue her mission by gathering more souls.

5. Speak with Xoti about her worsening nightmares.

Xoti's apocalyptic nightmares and waking visions have been increasing in both frequency and intensity. I should speak with her to assess the current state of her condition next time we rest.

Updates:

Xoti confessed to me that she was never intended only to reap the souls of the dead. Her duty is to shepherd the lost souls to a successful rebirth - but so far she has only fulfilled the first part of her mission.

I encouraged Xoti to seek the light of Gaun's lantern - of spring following a fall.

I encouraged Xoti to embrace the darkness of Gaun's sickle - of the fall before spring.

6. Take Xoti to a luminous adra pillar.

If I were to locate a luminous adra pillar, Xoti could release souls she has gathered into her lantern, delivering them for rebirth as handled by the gods in Hel.

Updates:

I saw a luminous adra pillar in the cliffside temple.

I saw a luminous adra pillar on Port Maje, buried under the arena.

I saw a luminous adra pillar at the top of the Hylean temple in Neketaka, where the animancers are.

I saw a luminous adra pillar within the lighthouse at Hasongo.

I saw a luminous adra pillar in the Hanging Sepulchers under the Temple of Berath in Neketaka.

I encouraged Xoti to hold onto the souls she's gathered. They may make her unstable, but they also spark a frightening power within her. Despite this, she wishes to investigate a means for to releasing the souls.

I restored the luminous adra pillar at Poko Kohara.

I encouraged Xoti to embrace the darkness of Gaun's sickle - of the fall before spring.

7. Take Xoti to the animancers in Neketaka.

I've convinced Xoti to work with the animancers atop the Spire of the Soul-Seers in Neketaka in order to aid their research in creating an artifical rebirthing process. It is our best means for surviving once Eothas breaks the Wheel.

I will introduce Xoti to Flaune Elette, the lead researcher at the Spire of the Soul-Seers.

Updates:

I encouraged Xoti to hold onto the souls she's gathered. They may make her unstable, but they also spark a frightening power within her. Despite this, she wishes to investigate a means for to releasing the souls.

8. Endings

Trusting the gods to see to their rebirth, Xoti shepherded the souls she'd harvested into a luminous adra pillar.

To aid the development of an artificial rebirthing process, Xoti trusted her harvested souls to the animancers.

Xoti chose to absorb the lantern's soul-harvest.