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The Temple of Hylea is a wilderness area in Pillars of Eternity. It is accessed via Northweald.

Background[]

This ancient temple was erected by Engwithans in ages past, and was adapted by the Glanfathans for the worship of Hylea. In recent times, a sky dragon took a liking to the temple and attacked it, burning a few of the faithful, scattering the rest, and settling in.

Points of interest[]

  • The temple is a single, open space overlooking the peaks of the mountain range. Getting there is harder and will require using either a hammer and chisel to clear the way, or high stats. Otherwise, your least nimble character will get a whipping due to the avalanche caused by the dragon.
  • Moving around on the lower ledge, you can find a Cloudsinger Songbird in a lootable nest, for the quest Songs of The Wild.
  • In the center of the temple is the Sky Dragon, who you will need to deal with to resolve The Nest Above the Clouds.

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Notable loot[]

Note: All loot is considered stealing, and will start a fight if caught - but the southernmost bone pile is far enough away to be stolen without being seen

Containers[]

Note: For a complete list of random loot found in Temple of Hylea, see here.
Container (nest on the lower ledge):
Bone Pile (north):
Bone Pile (south):

Behind the scenes[]

  • The map was originally intended to be placed in Oldsong, but was later moved to a mountain range peak, to better space the locations out.
  • This area contains developer commentary.
The Nest, Hylea's temple. This area was first aslotted to appear in Oldsong, the temple district of Twin Elms, but then Bobby and I during one of our many conversations about how to spread our world maps locations, sort of decided that it was a cool idea to have it appear elsewhere. From the start this place was meant to be an open-air shrine, it's after all the shrine of the goddess of the sky and the birds. So at first this was supposed to happen atop a tower, but after our decision I blocked this out as a temple nested on a mountain peak. April Giron immediately loved the blockout and said "Oh, you know what I really like that", and I replied "Cool, want to take a stab at it?" The result was a fantastic scene, really. Whenever people feel really passionate about something it's best to let them run with it and see where it goes.
~ Jorge Salgado, Designer

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