Keep Calm and Carrion

Quest Giver
Location Fort Joy
Suggested Level 15
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Keep Calm and Carrion is a Quest in Divinity: Original Sin II. Short description goes here.



Important NPCs

  • Duna's Undertaker
  • ???
  • ???



Keep Calm and Carrion Objectives

  1. Read the book on Dwarven customs in Act 1
  2. (Optional) Read the book on Dwarven customs in Act 2 (located in the Witch's House)
  3. Summon Duna's Undertaker - TPK first round at level 11. Duna will close circuit any low level party with high Initiative and do a TPK. 
    1. Suggested level for completion is minimum 14 if you complete Obj. 2; 15 if not.
    2. Peaceful solution (described in book about dwarven customs in witches hut) is available with Beast regardless of Level so you get a lvl 14 armor set with Level 9-10 which is OP, If you read all books Lvl 14, otherwise Lvl 15 



Keep Calm and Carrion Walkthrough


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 armor 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 peaceful solution is recomended



Tips & Tricks

  • 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
  • Should take note that full set gives pernament Farsight

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    • Anonymous

      07 May 2021 05:30  

      I used a Custom Human Male and selected the peaceful dialogue options at level 12. No Beast in party. Received the feathers peacefully. The lvl 14 requirement seems to be incorrect.

      • Anonymous

        14 Apr 2021 09:30  

        Is it possible to use soul mate with an undead character and then drink poison potions to kill the undertaker?

        • Anonymous

          04 Apr 2021 17:20  

          Why no boss details or a link. Are you just trying to make this page as counter intuitive as the game? Are you just really stupid?

          • Anonymous

            13 Dec 2020 07:48  

            I talked to the undertaker, got the blessed feathers, and crafted the armor. The flag marker for the ancient alter is still there and the quest keep calm and carrion has not closed. Not sure if I’m missing something or bugged?

            • Anonymous

              20 Nov 2020 10:54  

              Was able to complete the peaceful solution at level 9 as an elf. No mods used but did have the lone wolf perk so I’m not sure if that possibly affected the level cap, don’t know why it would. Otherwise it’s possible that the level cap on the respectful option has been removed.

              • Anonymous

                01 Nov 2020 11:22  

                Hey guys, I crafted hands twice and now I'm short of 1 Blessed vulture feather for a complete set of Vulture armor. Any chance I can get somehow more feathers ? Did I just ruined my quest ?

                • Anonymous

                  14 Oct 2020 10:25  

                  Was able to peacefully receive Blessed Vulture Feather with Fane in Dwarf form using Shapeshifter Mask at level 11.

                  • Anonymous

                    14 Oct 2020 01:49  

                    Ran into a bug where the pants revert into the non-set skin and wearing the full set no longer provides any bonuses. Everything is still level 14 though? No clue how to fix.

                    • Anonymous

                      13 Oct 2020 06:57  

                      WARNING: Found a huge bug where the pants disappears completely. Not sure how it triggers, but it triggered when i bought finesse equipment in Driftwood square to craft it with. Everything but the pants successfully crafted.

                      • Anonymous

                        26 Sep 2020 08:04  

                        Regarding how to craft Vulture Armor - It says in the Recipes that Vulture armor requires any 'Leather Armor' to be combined with blessed Vulture feathers that you receive from Duna's Undertaker. After searching hours to find some 'leather armor' in Reaper's coast and finding none with any NPC, I realized that it doesnt have to be Leather armor - Any armor which is 'Finesse class' or which says 'Requiring Finesse level x' in the description will do. Posting here for other's benefit.

                        • Anonymous

                          15 Sep 2020 18:01  

                          Fun tip on how to make it easy:

                          There are many corpses and oil barrels at a ambush site down the path that leads up and away from the alter, not the path that leads down to the beach. I teleported all the corpses to the alter and moved a few oil barrels, cast peace of mind on my necro, and initiated dialogue. If you keep your characters close boss won’t jump away and when it’s your turn mass corpse explosion and one shot!!

                          • Anonymous

                            28 Aug 2020 19:54  

                            Just a heads up, you an get the feathers without any fighting if you choose the right dialogue options. I did picked respectful options, asked for blessing instead of demanding, bowed with arms outstretched, and said I wanted to save fallen souls. I also read all the books, not sure if that unlocked anything.

                            • Anonymous

                              23 Aug 2020 01:59  

                              Don't know why it says "1 blessed feather + any leather part armour", any finesse type armor worked for me.

                              • Anonymous

                                18 Aug 2020 20:42  

                                You can also get a (one) source orb early in Siva’s basement in the energy chest next to the incinerator

                                • Anonymous

                                  14 Aug 2020 07:25  

                                  So what amount of XP did people get for this quest? I was playing with Lone Wolf talent at level 12(with my partner also level 12 Lone Wolf) and only received 375XP for killing Duna's UT. Seems really low for a boss that strong and it's minions. :/

                                  • Anonymous

                                    10 Aug 2020 18:21  

                                    Can someone explain where this source infused meat recipe is mentioned? I know nothing about it and read both books.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      06 Aug 2020 14:10  

                                      This armor is so so good on a ranger or any ranged character. It isn't stated in description but the full set gives you permanent Farsight (+4m range), which makes a huge difference on flat surfaces (13m is common range which becomes 17m).

                                      On high ground the distance is less immediately noticeable because you already have great range but can still be significant in some fights. There are many areas you can stand so far away you can target the enemy and it may not even initiate combat when you hit them due to them not being able to see you.

                                      It can be difficult to kill high level enemies in this fashion because their physical armor comes back pretty quickly but Marksmans Fang can be extremely effective.

                                      The only negative about this armor is your initiative will be somewhat low, but this is fine for characters with executioner role.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        05 Aug 2020 12:20  

                                        Okay, just be aware that if you craft a Quill while you have the Blessed Vulture Feathers in your inventory, the game will use these as a source for the Quill. SUPER f-ing lame.

                                        Threw away the original armour set in Act 1 (first time using this gift bag so didn't understand their relevance), so was waiting until I could purchase various bits of leather armour from Traders (leather gloves and helms are pretty rare). In the meantime, crafted a quill to produce skillbook; game used one of the Vulture Feathers sitting in a backpack. So now unable to craft the full set unless I'm willing to rifle through a bunch of save games and lose a bunch of gameplay.

                                        Why is this even possible? Why is this quest available in Act 1 when nothing can be accessed until Act 2? F-ing lame Millhouse.

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