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A Place of Great Silence is an off-screen companion adventure in Pillars of Eternity.

In-game description[]

The pitch:

Items in italics are quoted directly from the game.

Five years ago, twelve senior monks of the Ixtlochi began a silent pilgrimage into Tetlatectuan, forbidding hills plagued by severe weather that locals believe are cursed by the gods. The monks were supposed to emerge from their retreat this year, but they have not returned.

An expedition of novices into Tetlactectuan discovered their camp, but they were shocked to find only hollow skin shells of their masters sitting in a circle, frozen in their meditative poses. The inner circle of the Ixtlochi theorize that the masters have transcended their previous physical forms and may be wandering the Eastern Reach.

They have sent word to the various lords in Readceras and the Dyrwood that the Ixtlochi would very much like to be reunited with their masters so their wisdom can be passed on to a new generation.

The conclusion:

Items in italics are quoted directly from the game.

[Companion Name] traveled and inquired all over the Eastern Reach to track down the missing monks. One by one, the monks came across [Companion Name]'s path in a variety of forms - some kith, some beasts, some in unique forms.

Having apparently forgotten why they had set out on their meditation, the monks engaged [Companion Name] in a protracted series of philosophical conversations. Ultimately, each monk traveled back through the mental labyrinths they had created, triggering a spontaneous realization and subsequent "molting" back into their original form.

When they had all returned to their monastery, they presented [Companion Name] with a chime. Each monk had donated one of the chime's twelve bells to the final instrument.