As the second dragon comes to a heavy landing, you take note of the figure atop its back: a woman with sweeping horns, garbed in flowing robes. She slides from the dragon's back in one graceful movement.
"I am Llengrath."
Llengrath is a powerful wizard, author of many (mostly defensive) spells. The list includes: Llengrath's Displaced Image, Llengrath's Mental Shields, Llengrath's Physical Shields, Llengrath's Safeguard, Llengrath's Blunt Wisdom, Llengrath's Siphoning Image, Llengrath's Warding Staff, Llengrath's Dread Haze, and Llengrath's Superior Elemental Bulwark.
As one of the most powerful mages in the world and member of the Circle of Archmagi, Llengrath has made significant advancements in the field of magic. She later faced the same obstacle as one of her rivals, Concelhaut: death, though she chose to combat it in a more unique way.
Accompanied by two high dragons, Gafonercos and Turisulfus, Llengrath is a force to be reckoned with not only by her powers (as this is one of the toughest battles in the game) but also by her strategy to preserve oneself and cheat death in a different way.
The original Llengrath thought of something Concelhault did not. He realized memory and consciousness were insignificant when compared to one's knowledge, and sought to become immortal by creating a cult and preserving his expertise through time.
At Mowrghek Îen, The Watcher of Caed Nua speaks to a Llengrath that wasn't the first, nor the last. Each new disciple gains the title of 'Llengrath' by studying everything the original wizard has discovered, thus becoming the new Archmage.
During conversations in The Forgotten Sanctum, the Watcher can gradually piece together the history of Llengrath. Llengrath, you see, is not a person, but a memory passed on through acolytes and apprentices. The original Llengrath lives on by attaching himself to the soul of the most recent apprentice like a tick, though the current Llengrath assures the player that it is nothing so dramatic as that. She welcomed him —fought for him, and insists that theirs is a symbiotic relationship, not a predatory one.
Llengrath was behind the Siege of Crägholdt and the employment of the Torn Bannermen to kill Concelhault and acquire his engwithan phylactery. The Archmage acknowledges the Player's strength for taking down the Torn Bannermen, one of the most powerful mercenary groups in eora.
For Llengrath feared that the phylactery might fall into wrong hands, and sought to destroy its secrets and kill anyone who knew them. For that reason, the Watcher is a primary target since they know how to possibly become immortal.
The Forgotten Sanctum
The Watcher encounters Llengrath again years later, while looking into the strange tremors linked to the newly-appearing tentacles at the Black Isles. Llengrath is found investigating the absence of Maura of the Seven Hills, a fellow archmage known for her cryptic activities and connections to some of the largest and most devastating cataclysms on Eora. She then invites the Watcher to join her little investigation beneath the isle.
Below, she stumbles upon her colleague—another of the most powerful mages in Eora, who claims to also be investigating the chamber buried beneath; the Archmage Tayn and imps Drowsy Puke and Fetid Spray, representing Arkemyr. As usual, Tayn's chaotic behavior gets on her nerves, especially when he has the gall to call her Llen, as if she were his friend or imp companion.
However, the visit to Wael's temple produces more knowledge than she's prepared to learn, as it becomes apparent that the Halls Obscured also contain secrets related to the very first Llengrath, and the solution to the sudden disappearance of their communion. Llengrath isn't just a title, after all, but a communion going all the way back to the very first archmage. It was taken from them by the Hand Occult, who sequestered the collected memories of the first Llen in its vast archives beneath the Black Isles.
(If slain during events of PoE1, she will be a green orlan instead of a nature godlike, and you will get different conversation options, but otherwise everything will proceed as normal)
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- The Phylactery's Promise: Her dragons, Gafonercos and Turisulfus, acknowledge the Watcher's strength if he/she killed Sefyra, the Master Below, and are eager to defeat them in battle. The quest can also be completed in a nonlethal way if the player passes a 16 Intellect dialogue check or has Honest 2+/Stoic 2+ reputation or sufficient resolve. Llengrath can be convinced to form a pact with the protagonist, where she will gain knowledge about souls (a Watcher's knowledge) and the Watcher will receive a permanent bonus to +1 INT/PER/RES. Also, the player receives Bog dragon scales and +5 security to their stronghold. If you slay her and her dragons instead, you get +15 prestiege, Llengrath's Grimoire, and more bog dragon scales. Be warned though, as it's arguably the hardest battle in Pillars of Eternity.
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- Hidden Depths: Llengrath lands on your ship, prompting either friendly banter, an intimidating introduction or sarcastic commentary. She asks you to aid her search for the wayward archmage Maura. This is the start of The Forgotten Sanctum quest chain.
- Annotated History, Under Observation: Llengrath appears at the start of both quests and helps Tayn stay on topic long enough to determine what to do with the apparent titanic body of Wael resting beneath the Black Isles.
- Root and Branch: Requires your help in finding her missing memories.
- The Seeds of Deception: Asks you to fetch her the schema/Godseed.