Bound by Pain

Spirit of Brother Kalvin
Location Bloodmoon Island
Suggested Level 12
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Bound by Pain is a Quest in Divinity: Original Sin II. Short description goes here.



Important NPCs


Bound by Pain Objectives

  1. Force out the demon inside the Dwarf
  2. Defeat the demon



Bound by Pain Walkthrough


To acquire this quest, you need to get in one of the statue-sealed vaults on Bloodmoon Island. (To open the statue, you need to let one character with Scholar tag to decipher Ornate Hymnal, it turns to The Taming of Holy Fire. This book can be found at multiple locations, including the archive on the northeast of the island, and a Black Ring member near the ancestor tree.)

Go to the Ancient Forge on the north of the island, forge a silver lever shaft with silver bar.

Use the bar on the slot inside the vault, then cast Spirit Vision, ask the guardian to open the door. (If he refuse, you need to use Source Vampirism on him, Learnt in quest Powerful Awakening)

Behind the door, the possessed dwarf keep begging you destroy the pillar, if you do you will release the demon. You need to attack the dwarf until it can no longer stand (about 10% of his health, he will yelling this bloody prison), then free him by destroying the pillar. 


Once the demon is freed (could be done during the combat, you will need to defeat him. It can possess any of your teammates within around 8m range. (but it cant possess summons)

After you helped the dwarf, you can find his treasure at around X:193 Y:379 West side of the Island, where there is 3 graves/cross. It is a bag of 2 gold.

(Note: you may need to heal that dwarf multiple time during the process, if you kill the dwarf, the quest is also complete. This quest seems to be bugged for some players. )



Tips & Tricks

  • You may need to heal that dwarf multiple time during the process, if you killed the dwarf, the quest is also complete. This quest seems to be bugged for some players.

  •  In order not to accidentally kill the dwarf, consider using Living on the Edge.

  • In regards to fighting the Demon it will go into the player that last attacked it.
  • Suggesting using piercing damage in this fight, as the demon will not automatically regenerate health. (The Demon's armor & magic armor will be restored once outside of it's host).

    • Anonymous

      12 Aug 2018 00:11  

      saved the dwarf, he says he owes his savior Everything. I go and take some source from the demon body, and that aggros him. -_______________________-

      • Anonymous

        26 Jul 2018 21:05  

        I've seen several comments complaining about the lack of reward for this quest... the small bag of gold is not all you get for finishing this.

        I broke the chains and did the fight with the possessed dwarf. After beating him to low health, the demon popped out of him. I used teleport and nether swap spells to get the demon in the pit and everyone else out of it, and used stun and frozen inducing spells to keep him stunlocked while I tore him up. After killing the demon, I was able to loot his corpse for some pretty nice goodies - enchanted arrows, a skill book, and a legendary helmet. Then the guardian ghost gave me an actual quest reward when I talked to him, THEN I got the small bag of gold marked on my map.

        • Anonymous

          25 Jul 2018 01:56  

          I killed the demon, it possessed my party member, I beat the ever loving crap out of the party member, Fane is no longer possessed, but there isn't a demon corpse.

          • Anonymous

            09 Jul 2018 00:46  

            I just walked out of the room when the fight started and out of combat, then stood outside the door conjuring condors and bone widows. Dwarf guy kept himself alive and never got possessed again. Cheesy for sure but trying to play it straight was just dumb.

            • Anonymous

              05 Jul 2018 01:39  

              After I saved the dwarf, he sent me to find his treasure. It was 7 gold pieces.
              I guess even Rivellon suffers from inflation.

              • Anonymous

                12 Jun 2018 22:35  

                The way I did it was to have my party at the statue outside the chamber and a colossal incarnate in the pit. The only member of my party that was in the fight sequence was my necromancer who could just cast blood storm from the statue and kill the demon with help from the incarnate. I think this method avoids a bug that occurs when no party members are in the fight.

                • Anonymous

                  07 Jun 2018 02:01  

                  I found a way to cheese this fight while saving the dwarf. Two characters (lone wolf), one high level summoning. Got the dwarf down to low health and all but one totem destroyed, one toon hangs way back the other, my summoner, pulls down a blood incarnate, power infuses, summons 2 blood totems then destroys the last pillar. Demon pops up and the summoner goes first, teleports the dwarf far from the action (to avoid nether swapping), then that characters runs away from the ledge. The incarnate and the totems take down the demon while my two guys focus on teleporting the dwarf to the far far edge of the chamber. Demon dies, only summons nearby and it possesses: Nothing!

                  • Anonymous

                    02 Jun 2018 07:06  

                    This fight is very shit. Demon control of char isn't part of the demon skills, instead it seems as there some trigger which automatically remove demon from battlefield and then take control over PC. So you may not even needed to fight the demon, just walk away from the edge of the pit and teleport demon into the pit, where trigger mounted on him wouldn't be able to reach your chars, since it seems as it working by >take damage>pick nearest visibly character>remove demon/apply control, - logic. But be careful, because of shity nature of this fight design, if you kill demon that way, he may still take control over your chars if they come close to the corpse of demon (since it seems as trigger is not auto-disabling itself if quest is complete). I my party trashed this demon that way, one of chars went down to eat demon corpse for source point. but after he cast source vampirism, combat started and he got himself controlled ;/

                    • Anonymous

                      30 Apr 2018 23:17  

                      All right Mor the Trenchmouthed, I get it. You can possess my teamates, that's cool. What isn't cool is that you do it randomly. Even when its not your turn. Also, You wasted all of my charm grenades on my team too. Not cool man.

                      • Anonymous

                        14 Apr 2018 20:38  

                        Fun Fact: If you use source vampirism on the corpse of the demon afterward your character gets possessed again

                        • Anonymous

                          27 Mar 2018 08:05  

                          So, I'm into act IV, on an Island I Won'T Name so I don't spoil anything, but Sebille still has the demonic invasion tag she picked up in this fight. Like my night with a street walker, some bugs are for life, I guess.

                          • Anonymous

                            18 Mar 2018 17:58  

                            "It can possess any of your teammates within around 8m range." Hum, no 13meters.
                            I came here with a level 13 team, it possess a member of the team maybe 75% of time I deal damages to him (if a member is in range).
                            Maybe he cannot do that so easily with a better ranked team?

                            • Anonymous

                              06 Mar 2018 10:55  

                              Just kill the dwarf. The XP reward isn't that good and the fight is a GIANT pain in the ass - and very buggy. Sometimes you'll kill the spirit only for it to stay at 1hp instead of dying and hop into *another* teammate. It uses up all of your consumables and the reward is two fking gold.

                              NOT. WORTH IT. KILL THE DWARF!

                              • Anonymous

                                03 Mar 2018 13:55  

                                This technique worked for me as well: Kill 3 out of 4 chains, 'kill' dwarf until red explosion pops (the dwarf has a buff that prevents him from dying, so just hit him), heal dwarf back up and give him physical and magical armor, then summon a high level incarnate, hide your party, have incarnate kill the last pillar and then the demon. You can complete the quest by talking to the ethereal priest. The only thing you miss out on is that the dwarf reveals his treasure to you (apparently he would only talk to your incarnate... lol)... but that treasure isn't even worth picking up and you can find it with high wits anyway.

                                • Anonymous

                                  06 Feb 2018 01:22  

                                  I am playing a party of 2 with my friend (Lone Wolf) OK, Here is the solution for this, you need to divide your party, best to use a mage.
                                  !!!Caution You will need to sacrifice in order to achieve this mission without killing the Dwarf (which is won't give you sh$t, only 10 gold, just kill him)
                                  So if you still want to do the mission without killing the Dwarf this is the way. Ok to everything until you need to fight THE DWARF POSSESED
                                  1) You need to divide your team so the Tanker will not involve in the fight, use the mage deal damage to the Dwarf unit he has like under 10hp The Demon will spawn out
                                  2) No matter how you deal the damage to the Demon, if you cannot kill it with 1 hit he will posses you
                                  3) When you get mad, take off all your clothes and weapons and let the Dwarf hit you (kill you) until the Demon gets out
                                  4) When the Demon gets out and talk some Sh$t use tanker and sneak to him and kill the Demon
                                  5) Resurrect your partner, DONE

                                  • Anonymous

                                    05 Feb 2018 21:30  

                                    While in chains keep attacking the dwarf, but heal him as well, there will come a point where you will see a red haze exploding (just like when you kill the dwarf) that means you released the demon. Now heal the dwarf full health (he will help in the battle) and break the pillars, the demon will keep switching back and forth between your characters, he will only leave when your character reaches a low hp, then the demon will go to another character, keep doing it and you will win. Talk with the dwarf to finish the quest and with the spirit for some loot

                                    • Anonymous

                                      01 Feb 2018 03:56  

                                      This quest is the most garbage-ass, bugged piece of *****ing gay ass***** in the entire game. Do yourself a favor and just kill the dwarf so you don't uninstall the game like I did.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        28 Jan 2018 22:17  

                                        The lever must be in the inventory of the character attempting to combine it with the broken lock, or else it will result in the "Unknown item".

                                        • Anonymous

                                          25 Jan 2018 10:04  

                                          Don't forget to speak with the ghost after, you can get a [Large Thunder Rune] if you with it.
                                          It also grants closure to the quest.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            18 Jan 2018 17:16  

                                            I defeated the demon without getting any of my characters possessed by sending in a very strong incarnate alone to fight it while my party hid behind the door. My only problem is the game got bugged. Based on other walkthroughs I've read, this adventurer dwarf is supposed to give you the location of his treasure. However in my game, he just keeps repeating this dialogue: "The one who set me free... I owe them eferythink. Eferythink." My quest still closed though, but I never got the location of his treasure, even though people say the loot was garbage.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              17 Jan 2018 02:41  

                                              What I did:

                                              1. Break 3 of the pillars first.
                                              2. Keep hitting him chained but do not kill him. Heal him up or let him heal and continue hitting him until he says something in caps that has "BLOODY" or "BLOOD" in it. I can't remember exactly what it is he said. You have to hit him a lot though.
                                              3. When #2 happens, break the last pillar and the demon will pop out of the dwarf's body.
                                              4. Kill the demon. This should be easy right? Not exactly. Every time you damage to the demon it will pop into a team member's body. No spell will keep the demon out of your character. Not bless, not anything.
                                              5. Burn down you team members possessed body. I'm not sure if it goes by what's on the health meter or how much total damage you do, but after either killing the character, getting it low on health, or doing a lot of damage, the demon will pop out once again!
                                              6. Again do damage to the demon. It will pop into another character. Rinse and repeat this process eventually depleting all the demon's health. Make sure you keep the dwarf healthy in the beginning or the demon can kill him easily. Otherwise there is no point in doing it this way. If you don't care about saving the dwarf and getting more xp, you can just kill him in chains.

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