A Fate Worse Than Death

Location Fort Joy
Suggested Level 5+
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A Fate Worse Than Death is a Quest in Divinity: Original Sin II. This quest is automatically acquired when you entered the tower within The Gargoyle's Maze.

Important NPCs

  • Necromancer Tamsyn
  • Necromancer Rask
  • Necromancer Gwick



  1. Some of the undead ask you to release their souls from soul jar. These soul jars can be found inside illusionist's cave.



  • After going through the Gargoyle's Maze, there is a tower with many undead inside. Talk to Necromancers then kill them. Loot Filthy Iron Key. The Necromancers will respawn later, so you may want to leave them once you loot the key. Destroy their soul jars in Dark Cavern associated with the quest The Vault of Braccus Rex.


Tips & Tricks

  • Killing the trio of Undead Necromancers at least once before using their soul jars will reward you with added experience
  • You cannot use the soul jars while in combat with the Necromancers
  • If you gave one of the Soul Jars to Gratiana you will not be able to complete this quest (fixed in recent patch).

    • Anonymous

      29 Sep 2017 04:24  

      You can in fact use the soul jars whilst in combat. Drop each jar from your inventory then attack them, the undead will fall.

      • Anonymous

        27 Sep 2017 09:34  

        This is an other quest which is sort of bugged as even when destroying the jars it can still complete with the description "we left without helping the necromancers". I acquired all of these before initiating the quest. Destroyed one of them right when I got it, destroyed Gratiana's during the dialogue with her and the remaining two during the fight with the necromancers (they had already respawned a few times before). You can destroy them during combat by dragging them to the ground from your inventory and shooting an arrow at them.

        • Anonymous

          22 Sep 2017 01:01  

          wish you got exp for leaving them there as well after seeing their memories, freed them for the exp but would not have done so otherwise

          • Anonymous

            20 Sep 2017 22:47  

            Using the jars on yourself replenishes 1 source point if you don't have any, then returns an empty jar to inventory. Using all 3 jars completes the quest giving 4200xp.

            • Anonymous

              20 Sep 2017 22:22  

              I ended up picking up the soul jars and bringing them with me after handing the singular one to the lady in the sanctuary. The remaining 3 after persuading with Str them that a 'fate was worse than death". They let me live, without attacking. I dropped the jars on the ground and interacted with them, smashing them. Each skeleton's spirit was sucked up leaving the bones/loot behind. I got 4200xp after all 3 jars were destroyed.

              • Anonymous

                20 Sep 2017 18:51  

                The reward for smashing their soul jars (found in the dark cavern where Tromdoy is) was 4200xp. Its my first run, I have no idea if there is an alternate route.

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