A Craftsman of Dreams and Nightmares

Toyseller Sanders
Location The Arx
Suggested Level 18
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A Craftsman of Dreams and Nightmares is a Quest in Divinity: Original Sin II. The Toyseller was once part of the group that designed the Tomb of Lucian, and as such, may have information on how to bypass the traps. Would you be able to find him?



Important NPCs





A Craftsman of Dreams and Nightmares Objectives

  1. Speak to Toyseller Sanders.
  2. Persuade him to help you get through the Path of Blood.



A Craftsman of Dreams and Nightmares Walkthrough

At the Magister's vault beneath the barracks, you can find a book titled, "Report on the Toyseller" to learn something about this sourcerer and start this quest. Alternatively, Arhu, once freed, can also tell you to seek the Toyseller's help to get into the Cathedral. Arhu telling you about this will grant you 53,900XP for this endeavor.

In any case, go to the Toyseller's shop, and persuade him to help you. If you spoke to Arhu, you can tell him that Arhu sent him to help you get into the path of blood and he will agree to help you, giving you a source amulet. You will receive 53,900XP and 96,950XP and the quest is complete.

Before you leave, make sure to head upstairs and interact with the locked desk with the painting of Alexandar, using the password "Giyora" to unlock the desk and take the scroll of atonement. If you succeeded in persuading him or persuaded him via Arhu's recommendation, you will not need to worry since you won't have to steal the scroll, but if you failed the speech check then you'll have to steal the scroll.

Both the source amulet and the scroll are needed to open the hatch in the Cathedral.  The source amulet must be filled with source to be used to open the hatch.  This can be done by equipping the amulet onto one of your characters and abosrbing source (via source vampirism, a Source Orb, etc) while already having their source points filled.  The "overflow" source absorbed will instead fill the amulet, and once full this can be used to open the hatch in the Cathedral along with the scroll.  Note that the many dead bodies by the gate to Arx can be an easy place for a lot of Source Vampirism.




  • 53,900XP for speaking to Arhu and learning that Toyseller Sanders can help.
  • 53,900XP plus 96,950XP for convincing him to help you get through the Path of Blood.

    • Anonymous

      05 Oct 2018 03:48  

      For the people who want a non violent recharch for their amulet, you can also refill the amulet with the source fountain in Lord Kemm's vault, where Arhu was imprisoned.

      • Anonymous

        25 Aug 2018 23:48  

        If you killed Sanders, you need to loot his body and take amulet (if you don't have it already) and "Unsent letter to Giyora". When you read that letter, password option will appear. (You still might need to use character with SCHOLAR tag). Took me a while since I found a way to open that chest after killing that oldman ;)

        • Anonymous

          03 Mar 2018 23:19  

          For those who've killed Sanders and are wondering how to open his locked chest, the character opening the chest must have the scholar tag or the option to use the password doesn't appear.

          • 24 Jan 2018 23:10  

            Get caught on upstairs. Kill all the toys which give 107k Exp EACH!! then the shopkeeper will come. Dont kill him leave him alive with low hp. Then he will talk and say all the things necessary which will give 96k exp. After he will try to escape. Put one of your party members close to the stairs. When he tries to go downstairs kill him (automatically fight will start) kill the shopkeeper which gives 77k exp. Go downstairs the toys will automatically atack you Each of them Gives 77k exp Kill them too. Then go upstairs and open the drawer with code. 5 toys upstairs , 6 toys downstairs (one of them deactivated which wont atack but kill it too it gives same amount of exp). Whole proccess gives around 1176.5 K EXP!!!!

            • Anonymous

              06 Jan 2018 00:09  

              For those who already killed the toymaker while barging in to his private quarters read the letter on him and your character learns the password for acquiring scroll of atonement

              • Anonymous

                23 Nov 2017 09:47  

                this quest is so *****ing complicated and such bullshit. there are too many parts that need to intersect. Ive killed the toyseller so wtf am I supposed to do about this scroll I know nothing about?

                • Anonymous

                  16 Nov 2017 11:24  

                  I pickpocketed the amulet then rescued arhu, now I cant get the scroll from sanders peacefully even I fully filled the amulet and quest log says to speak to sanders. There is no new dialogue option.

                  • Anonymous

                    10 Nov 2017 23:28  

                    If he gives you the amulet and you fill it with source, just return to the Toyseller and tell him so. He will tell you about the atonement scroll, where it is and what the password is. After that you may go retrieve without stealing.

                    • Anonymous

                      01 Nov 2017 23:32  

                      Easiest way to fill amulet

                      SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER

                      when you save Arhu, after the fight with Paladin Kemm - there's a source fountain and you can just easily refill it there.

                      • Anonymous

                        30 Sep 2017 18:17  

                        To talk to him, u have to finis the Quest to free Arhu and u need to keep him alive, so he tells u after the fight that u should talk to him

                        • Anonymous

                          30 Sep 2017 00:03  

                          How do you persuade him? I have max Persuasion and offered him in trade stuff to get his attitude to 100 and I still cant persuade him!

                          • 22 Sep 2017 11:53  

                            Another way of doing this, is if you have a npc character you control, kick him out of the party, and hire a new one, to be free of sin.
                            Also for those that do get under there and don't want to deal with the puzzle below, here's the answer

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