Burial Rites

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Location Elf Encampment
Suggested Level 12
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Burial Rites is a Quest in Divinity: Original Sin II. Short description goes here.



Important NPCs

  • Saehila



Burial Rites Objectives

  1. Complete the burial rites.


Burial Rites Walkthrough


Join the burial ritual at Elf encampment (X:506 Y:316) and show your respect, and the quest is completed. (very easy if you have an elf teammate. If you don't have an elf character, you need to pass persuasion check. Use shapeshift mask to try again if all your characters failed.)

If you cannot persuade the elves to let you enter, first complete The Elven Seer.

Your experience gained depends on Tovah's attitude towards you during Burial ritual.

  • 11600 exp and a small reward if you earned the approval of elves. (+3 attitude in your interaction and only doable as an Elf character). Note: if you manage to earn +4 attitude with Tovah you can receive an epic reward.
  • 5800 exp for not creating a scene. (0-2 attitude with Tovah)
  • 1950 exp for behavior earning disapproval from elf. (-1 attitude)

To learn about interactions:

  • First dialogue: Offer racial prayers as a non-elf gives +1. Offer refrain as an elf gives +2. Kicking dirt gives -1. All other options give 0.
  • Second dialogue: Reaching spear as a non-elf or do nothing gives 0. Reaching the spear as an elf gives +2.
  • Third dialogue: Eating the heart gives you +2 as a non-elf, eating the heart as an elf see below. Hide your disgust or nod respectively gives you 0.
  • Fourth dialogue (Elf only): Eating the heart and share the memory with Tovah gives you +1. Hide the thought Tovah let her comrade die gives you -1.


Tips & Tricks

  • To gain maximum exp and reward, need to do the ritual as an elf (fane mask work too)
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    • Anonymous

      18 Jun 2021 02:24  

      FYI I failed the persuasion check as Ifan and Lohse. Didn't think about using shapeshifter mask as an elf. Just to see what would happen, I Phoneix Dived into the middle of the elf group which triggered a fight. Each elf netted 14500 xp. IOW a sh*t ton of xp for this battle. I might just keep going from here instead of reloading and completing the 'official' quest.

      • 08 Feb 2021 05:34  

        PC-DE: Using Shapeshifter Mask [as Fane] Into Elf Form:
        Persuation check: selected the [Elf ][Constitution] option.
        1. Offer refrain "Blood to earth."
        2. Reach and grasp the spear.
        3. Eating the heart and chew gives the memory. (Eating and swallow does not give the memory)
        4. Share the memory with Tovah.

        • Anonymous

          10 Jan 2018 23:38  

          I think I missed out this quest by rescuing Saheila and triggering completion of Elven Seer BEFORE ever finding the elf camp. My log shows completion for Elven Seer but after speaking with all the elves, they just thank me for returning Saheila and none of them talk about any burial.

          • Anonymous

            10 Dec 2017 21:01  

            Use the helmet wich allows you to transform into different races and become an Elf. At the burial rite, follow their lead and you get 11600 exp and Epic rewards

            • Anonymous

              29 Oct 2017 13:28  

              To perform the ritual well (and receive the reward), you need to be elf (or use the shapeshifter mask) and always select the first option.

              • Anonymous

                28 Oct 2017 21:54  

                Just follow the elves and do what they do, except in the beginning, if you're human the only "good" thing you can do is say a prayer to Rhalic. Don't kick your feet. I didn't need to pass a persuasion check during this quest, only one to begin it. It was completed for 5800 XP and it says "you performed adequately, but it could have been worse"

                • Anonymous

                  15 Oct 2017 09:38  

                  To pass the check you need to be an elf or have Fane shape shift into an elf. AND give the "right" answer. If I remember correctly I used the "traditional elven greeting".

                  • Anonymous

                    09 Oct 2017 22:25  

                    Is there a way to get approval from the elfs after the ritual? Whatever I pick they are not pleased and the elder says that I should not help.

                    • Anonymous

                      23 Sep 2017 22:05  

                      If you fail all your persuasion checks you can just equip Fane's Mask of the Shapeshifter and try the check again

                      • Anonymous

                        22 Sep 2017 14:19  

                        it appears that if you fail a persuasion check you are locked out of this quest. I ran into this quest early while exploring, failed the checks and moved on. Even my elf failed.

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