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Esternwood is a wilderness area in Pillars of Eternity. It's located east of Gilded Vale.

Points of interest[]

  • There is graveyard at the north part of the area, which contains some of the backer memorials found throughout the game.
  • During The Grey Sleeper, the Watcher can rest in the graveyard to solve the second riddle and progress the quest.
  • Otherwise, this is a straight route to Raedric's Hold.


  • Kolsc - Shows up as you approach the eastern border to give you the quest Lord of a Barren Land. He disappears in a cutscene immediately after giving the quest. Note that he won't show up if he already gave the quest in Gilded Vale

Companion reactions[]

Some companions have a special comment upon visiting the graveyard for the first time:

  • Aloth: '"Many of these are quite recent. Someone's been busy."
  • Kana Rua: "A great many of these people died just this past year... Not of plague, I think."
  • Durance: "I say the Eothasian leads the way."
  • Grieving Mother: "The work of a community... ignorant and vengeful."
  • Edér: "They probably got one dug for me too. Hope they gave me a nice spot."

Map markers[]

  • Graveyard

Related quests[]

Side quests[]






Note: For a complete list of fixed and random loot found in Esternwood, see here.
Dead Adventurer (graveyard):
Loose Brick (Hidden - Difficulty 3 - Near the entrance to the crypt):
Dead Adventurer: