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The Coming Storm is a quest in Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire.


In this phase of the main quest, you need to ally yourself with one of the four factions in order to be able to reach Eothas at Ukaizo. The quest concludes after you finish the final faction quest of your chosen ally.

If you don't wish to ally with a faction (or manage to antagonize all four factions), you can try to reach Ukaizo on your own.


Completing this quest requires you to follow one of the options below, in which you will decide who gets Ukaizo. The quests are mutually exclusive and when you talk to the faction leaders you will be asked to commit to their quest. In certain cases you can back away if you have good reputation with them, otherwise they may turn hostile. If you choose one of the "go it alone" options, no faction will control Ukaizo.

  1. Taking Out the Traders (Huana): Return Ukaizo to the Huana and start a war between the trading companies. To achieve this, the Queen wants you to blow up the powder store at the Brass Citadel and pin the blame on the Vailian Trading Company.
  2. The Final Maneuver (Royal Deadfire Company): Hazanui Karū is ready to seize control of the archipelago by assassinating the Queen.
  3. A Vote of No Confidence and Sabotage at the Brass Citadel (Vailian Trading Company): The VTC plans to eliminate Rauatai from the archipelago... right after the matter of directorship is decided.
  4. Honor Among Thieves and A Dance with Death (Príncipi sen Patrena): First, the matters of leadership need to be attended to, then you can reach Ukaizo with the Floating Hangman.
  5. Go it alone (prepare your ship): If you choose to go at it alone, you will need the Dragonwing Sails and the Blackwood Hull. Otherwise, the storm of Ondra's Mortar will sink your ship.
  6. Go it alone (take the Floating Hangman): Yet another option is to complete A Dance with Death up to the point of obtaining the undead galleon, and then proceed to Ukaizo without reporting back to the Príncipi leader at Dunnage. Since you do not ally with the Príncipi unless you report back to Dunnage with the undead galleon, this method will allow you to travel to Ukaizo without allying with any of the factions.

Gods meeting[]

The gods will elect to meet you when you set sail again. They will be having an argument, particularly between Woedica and Magran. The argument covers the steps the gods should take against Eothas, including the option of possessing their godlike children or killing them to empower themselves. Then they will task the Watcher with entering Ukaizo - and warn against the Guardian of Ukaizo left behind by Engwith, their progenitors. Then you're dismissed after they ask for your opinion.

Strongest rival[]

The faction you help the most and don't align with is identified as your strongest rival. This faction will confront you at Ukaizo after completing The Coming Storm and will be factored into the end-game slides. If you sail to Ukaizo alone, the strongest faction will confront you, instead.[1]

The strongest rival is determined by completing these quests or taking these actions:

Change Faction Quest Conditions
+1 RDC The Storms of Poko Kohara Destroy the luminous adra pillar
+1 VTC The Storms of Poko Kohara Restore or destroy the luminous adra pillar
+1 Príncipi A Dance with Death Complete quest
-2 RDC Taking Out the Traders
Sabotage at the Brass Citadel
Blow up the powderhouse
-2 VTC Taking Out the Traders
Sabotage at the Brass Citadel
Blow up the powderhouse, then blame the VTC
+1 VTC Taking Out the Traders
Sabotage at the Brass Citadel
Blow up the powderhouse, then deflect suspicion off the VTC
+1 VTC Sabotage at the Brass Citadel Blamed VTC with Castol as head, Alvari replaces Castol as director
+1 Huana Taking Out the Traders Accept the quest
+1 Huana Taking Out the Traders Complete quest
+1 Huana Fruitful Alliance Get the Wahaki to agree to the Queen's wishes
+1 Príncipi A Shrewd Proposition Complete quest (either Furrante's or Aeldys' way)
+1 VTC Of Like Minds Complete quest
+1 VTC Of Like Minds Side with the slavers
+2 RDC Clearing Out Crookspur Complete quest
+1 Huana The Last Sanctuary Complete quest
+1 Huana The Shadow Under Neketaka Strengthen the wards or capture part of the dragon's essence
-1 Huana The Shadow Under Neketaka Kill the dragon or let it free without capturing some essence
+1 Príncipi Goods and Services Complete quest
+1 Príncipi Symbols of Death Complete quest
+1 Huana Trade Secrets Complete quest
+1 Príncipi Blow the Man Down Complete quest, sparing Benweth
+1 VTC Dirty Laundry Complete quest
+1 VTC Skipping Ahead Complete quest, return to Castol
+1 VTC A Vote of No Confidence Maintain Castol as VTC director
+1 RDC A Matter of Import Successfully get Iverra to Sayuka
+1 RDC A Matter of Import Complete quest
+2 RDC Overgrowth Go against Galawain's wishes and disable the machine
+1 Príncipi Bounty - Chornu
Bounty - Kuaro
Bounty - Rock-Stomper Rodul
Complete all Príncipi bounties for Udita
+1 RDC Bounty - Assila Wave-Skipper
Bounty - Radulf
Bounty - Burunga
Complete all RDC bounties for Fleet Master Wakoyo
+1 VTC Bounty - Biakara
Bounty - Veen
Bounty - Desiwa the Shark
Complete all VTC bounties for Aenia
+1 Huana Bounty - Diccila
Bounty - Oheiro
Bounty - Rafiq the Red Beard
Complete all Huana bounties for Barati
-2 VTC Kill Ignato Castol
-2 VTC Kill Lueva Alvari (only counts if she's director)
-1 Huana Kill Prince Aruihi
-1 Huana Kill Queen Onekaza II
-2 Príncipi Kill Captain Aeldys (only counts if she's leader)
-2 Príncipi Kill Captain Furrante
-1 RDC Kill Hazanui Karū
-1 RDC Kill Atsura
-1 RDC Kill Fleet Master Okaya
-1 RDC Kill Fleet Master Wakoyo


ID Objectives
0 The Coming Storm
10000 Eothas has crossed beyond Magran's Teeth and into Ondra's Mortar. He makes for the lost island of Ukaizo.

Only a capable ship could survive the journey through Ondra's Mortar. One of the great powers vying for dominance over the Deadfire might assist in this goal. If all else fails, outfitting the ship independently would be better preparation than none at all.

1 Forge alliances or prepare your ship for a hard voyage.
10001 No doubt the local powers will want to put me to work in support of their cause to reach Ukaizo. Committing to any of them is sure to anger the others in the end.

I could also go it alone, but [Player Ship] won't survive the journey without significant upgrades - I'd need the very best hull and sails available in the Deadfire.

20000 I've made an enemy of the Huana royal family. Allying myself with them is no longer an option.
20010 The Vailian Trading Company is not willing to work with me. Our respective priorities are too far at odds.
20011 After everything I've done to harm them, working with the Royal Deadfire Company is no longer an option.
20012 The Príncipi are unwilling to collaborate with me on the journey to Ukaizo.
20001 Queen Onekaza has expressed an interest in joining forces. Working for her would mean giving Ukaizo back to the Huana.
20015 If I ally with the Huana, I can expect watershapers to accompany my ship on the journey to Ukaizo. Their combined power should be enough to open a path through the storms.
20002 Onekaza has asked me to blow up Rauatai's powderhouse and implicate the Vailians. This would solidify my union with the Huana once and for all.
20003 I can find the Vailian Trading Company headquarters in Queen's Berth.
20004 The headquarters of the Huana are at the Kahanga Palace in Serpent's Crown.
20005 The Royal Deadfire Company's headquarters are at Imperial Command in the Brass Citadel.
20006 The Príncipi sen Patrena organize their forces at Balefire Beacon on the island of Dunnage.
20007 I've agreed to help Hazanui Karū and the Royal Deadfire Company overthrow the Huana and seize control of Neketaka. In exchange, they'll help me reach Ukaizo.
20008 If I help the Príncipi deal with Lucia Rivan and acquire her ship, the Floating Hangman, they'll formalize an alliance with me and help me reach Ukaizo.
20009 The Vailian Trading Company wants me to destroy the Royal Deadfire Company's powderhouse in the Brass Citadel. If I do this for them, they'll ally with me and help me reach Ukaizo.
20016 I've found a Blackwood Log. It may allow me to craft a hull that can travel through Ondra's Mortar.
20013 I've acquired the Blackwood Hull. While it won't make my ship indestructible, its strength will help me survive the storms around Ondra's Mortar.
20014 I've acquired the Dragonwing Sails. Their unmatched toughness will withstand the fierce winds of Ondra's Mortar better than any other in the Deadfire.
End states
Yes 30000 [Player Ship] will travel with the aid of the Kahanga throne. The Huana are my allies now.
Yes 30001 With the support of the Vailian Trading Company, [Player Ship] will soon be outfitted with the means to reach Ukaizo.
Yes 30002 I have allied with the Royal Deadfire Company. The desire to reach Ukaizo is a mutual one.
Yes 30003 The Príncipi sen Patrena have agreed to assist my voyage to Ukaizo.
Yes 30004 I made it to Ukaizo without the aid of the Deadfire's competing powers.