Keep Calm and Carrion is a Quest in Divinity: Original Sin II. In Fort Joy, the Godwoken learns of a powerful set of armour based on dwarven rituals. Later, the Godwoken discovers an ancient altar in the mountains west of Driftwood. The Godwoken learns about a way to craft a set of powerful set of Armour known as the Vulture Armour Set, which requires feathers from an entity called Duna's Undertaker. Using rituals discovered throughout the region, the Godwoken can retrieve these feathers and craft the Vulture Armour Set.
The Vulture Armour set is an excellent set of armour for ranged attackers using Finesse skills.
- Duna's Undertaker
- Read the book on Dwarven customs in Act 1
- (Optional) Read the book on Dwarven customs in Act 2 (located in the Witch's House)
- Summon Duna's Undertaker - TPK first round at level 11. Duna will close circuit any low level party with high Initiative and do a total party kill.
- Suggested level for completion is minimum 14 if you complete Obj. 2; 15 if not.
- Peaceful solution (described in book about dwarven customs in witches hut) is available with Beast regardless of Level so you get a lvl 14 Armour set with Level 9-10 which is OP, If you read all books Lvl 14, otherwise Lvl 15
In Orivand's Chambers, Fort Joy. You can find a book called Dwarven Customs & Traditions, it contains all recipes of Vulture Armour and a recipe called Source-infused meat (Muttom, any earth essence, source orb).
When you travel to Reaper's Coast, you will find the altar mentioned in the book. (around X217, Y28)
Tip: If you lack the ingredients for Source-infused meat, you can buy mutton from trader Thun, earth essence can be found in Meister Siva's basement, and you can acquire some source orbs from quest Counting your Chickens.
Place the Source-infused meat on that altar, defeat Duna's Undertaker, and some decomposing dwarves (Lv 15, so be prepared!) to get the vulture feathers. You need to Bless these feathers before crafting the Vulture Armour. (1 blessed feather + any leather part armour (finesse based))
(If you have Spirit Vision skill, you can talk to the undertaker and get the blessed Armour by passing a persuasion check.)
Alternatively, you can find a book in the witch's house west of the paladin bridge, it tells you what to do to appease the undertaker. The dialogues are 1. receive blessings -> 3. bow with arms outstretched -> 4. quietly request blessings -> 2. save the souls of the fallen. You can avoid fighting the undertaker and still get the blessed feathers, just less XP gained.
For this solution you have to be Level 14, otherwise you will have no respectful dialogue option, or you have Beast do the talking then there is no Level requirement.
Killing the watcher and her guards will give you only 125xp..so peaceful solution is recomended
If choosing to fight Duna's Undertaker and the Decomposing Dwarves, there are a few precautions that would be wise to take:
- Duna's Undertaker and her minions have many powerful lightning based abilities, so using Air Resistance Potions will help mitigate damage.
- The Teleportation spell is very effective here - the raised sections of the arena are extremely close to the beach just west of Driftwood. Having a caster stand on the scaffolding and use Teleportation spells and scrolls on Duna's Undertaker and her minions can give valuable breathing room. Also, while it is still possible to use movement abilities to get back up into the arena, it's much more difficult, and sometimes Duna may get stuck on the beach.
- Spells and scrolls of Peace of Mind, First Aid and other methods of removing Blindness are handy. Duna's Undertaker has an ability called Peck Eyes which deals large Air damage and inflicts blindness. Her minions often use Blinding Radiance also.
- The entire combat arena has a water surface, adding to the difficulty of the encounter. A way of dealing with water - such as freezing the water into ice and using boots with immune to slipping traits (craftable with any boots + nails), having a method of hovering such as the Spread Your Wings spell, or a method of Stun immunity such as on the Armour of the Eternals can be useful.
- Duna has no points in Perseverance, meaning that once her physical armour has been destroyed, she can be chain knocked-down, petrified, etc without dealing with constant armor replenishment.
The Vulture Armour itself can then be created by combining the non-cursed feathers (try dropping them on the ground then targeting them with the Bless ability) with any Finesse-based gear. Among other features, the full set offers some unique perks:
- Permanent flight (hovering and access to jump as if using the Spread Your Wings spell)
- Permanent Farsight (+4m range on ranged attacks)
- Permanent Perforation (all physical attacks deal extra damage that bypasses physical armour, scales with level)
- Grants access to the Vulture's Prayer innate skill (2AP skill to explode a corpse for healing and 15% damage buff)
- Grants access to the Dust Blast innate skill (1 source + 3 AP skill to deal earth damage and Blind enemies in a 17m range)
- Immunity to Blinding
- Set Bonus: The hunger of Duna's Undertaker empowers a complete set, boosting the armour's level to 14. Consuming corpses revitalises and further strengthens the wearer.
- Vulture Armour Set stats & description: here