Ancient Temple is a sub-area of Reaper's Coast in Divinity Original Sin: 2.  Please see Walkthrough and/or Locations for other areas.

 

General Information

 

Map

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Notable NPCs

  • Silent Watcher
  • Armored Voidwokens
  • White Magisters
  • Weaponized Monk
  • Black Rings
  • The Eternal Aetera

Sub-Areas:

  • N/A

 

Related Quests

 

 

Ancient Temple 

Notes & Tips

In the heart of Ancient Temple, there is a puzzle, there are seven shrines of seven gods, you need to activate them in the correct order. 

The riddles are:

"Our first lord babes with power glowed, our second's born in blood that flowed. Our third's young to the wind returned, our fourth's to glowing flames adjourn. Our fifth lord's cubs with minds were blessed, our sixth's had brawn beyond the rest. Our seventh's brood spread from earth to glen, and thus no king shall rise again."

The key to the puzzle is within a book on a corpse within the Ancient Temple chamber. It will say on the second page that each god is a representation of an element or power:

  • Amadia - Magic 
  • Tir Cendelius - Blood
  • Duna - Air
  • Zorl Stissa - Fire
  • Xantessa - Mind
  • Vrogir - Muscle
  • Rhalic - Earth

The correct order is: Amadia, Tir, Duna, Zorl, Xantessa, Vrogir, and finally Rhalic.

After you hit all the pillars in the correct order the shield will disappear. When you then open the sarcophagus an Eternal will appear, and have an interesting conversation with your god. You need to defeat the Eternal and her stalkers. Loot the place and leave. 

NOTE: Of all the possible conversations with the Eternal Aetera, having her speak to Fane (and his corresponding god Amadia) gives the most insight into what happened to the ancient Eternal civilization and who the Seven Gods really are. She'll treat anyone else with extreme arrogance, considering them a simple "beast" or "source vat", and Lohse's conversation will be slightly more unusual as her inner demon will be able to speak directly to Aetera and have slightly different conversation options, but she knows Fane. And she has a very, very deep hatred for him, for reasons you will find out during the conversation. If Fane is in your party and anywhere near the area when someone opens the sarcophagus, Aetera will always talk to Fane regardless of who opened it.

 

 

Video

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Map

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Reaper's Coast Sub-Areas
Blackpits  ♦  Bloodmoon Island  ♦  Cloisterwood  ♦  Driftwood  ♦  Paladin Bridgehead  ♦  Paradise Down  ♦  Reaper's Bluff  ♦  Reaper's Coast Beach  ♦  Stonegarden  ♦  The Meadows  ♦  Undertavern  ♦  Wrecker's Cave

 

 




    • Anonymous

      20 Oct 2019 08:52  

      tip for the fight: jump on aetera and kill her. with wolves left if it's too much just jump off to the furthest side and it will automatically escape the fight.

      • 12 Sep 2019 05:06  

        Tip if you are struggling with Aetera: The Eternal Stalkers have high attack but low magical armor and resistances. Aetera has lots of physical armor but otherwise no physical resistances. Charming the stalkers to strip her physical armor makes this fight so much more manageable. Good opportunity for one of those Mind Maggot grenades.

        • Anonymous

          15 Sep 2018 23:30  

          If you're confused about the order for the puzzle you may be using the first order the article lists, which is just listing all the pillars. The order you activiate them is right below that if you keep reading: "The correct order is: Amadia, Tir, Duna, Zorl, Xantessa, Vrogir, and finally Rhalic."

          • Anonymous

            10 Oct 2017 16:58  

            hmm Why is that the correct order? According to the poem it should be:

            "Our first lord babes with power glowed" muscle (Vrogir)
            our second's born in blood that flowed. blood (Tir-cendelius)
            Our third's young to the wind returned, wind (Duna)
            our fourth's to glowing flames adjourn. fire (Zorl Stissa)
            Our fifth lord's cubs with minds were blessed, mind (Xantessa)
            our sixth's had brawn beyond the rest. magic (Armadia)
            Our seventh's brood spread from earth to glen, and thus no king shall rise again. earth (Rhalic)

            However, this order doesn't work. Can someone explain the logic?

            • 01 Oct 2017 08:19  

              The rat and the poet.
              There is a rat located in the excavation area that asks you if you are a poet.
              It says it needs a rhyme but wont accept any of the default choices. Anybody know the solution?

              • Anonymous

                26 Sep 2017 21:42  

                Worked for me as Sebille

                1 - Amadia 2 - Tir-Cendelius 3 - Duna 4 - Zorl-Strissa 5 - Xantessa 6 - Vrogir 7 - Rhalic.

                • Anonymous

                  25 Sep 2017 21:57  

                  It was the good order for me :)
                  Do you noticed the kind of sarcophagus north from the yellow flag named "Ancient temple" ?
                  It's impossible to interact with it. However, you can touch it with spells, any idea ?

                  • Anonymous

                    24 Sep 2017 11:07  

                    So how am I supposed to find out the order knowing the elements? there is no logical order that is obvious in itself.

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