Powerful Awakening

Location To the Hall of Echoes
Suggested Level 9+
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Powerful Awakening is a Quest in Divinity: Original Sin II



Important NPCs

  • Malady
  • Siva, the Meistr of Seekers



Powerful Awakening Objectives

  1. Talk to Siva outside Driftwood
  2. Find Siva at her home in Driftwood
  3. Talk to Siva, press button behind painting near bathroom
  4. Perform the ritual
  5. Go to the Hall of Echoes


Powerful Awakening Walkthrough


After you been teleported back to Lady Vengeance, Malady asks you to find Siva, the Meistr of Seekers. 

Siva is hanging at the outskirts of Driftwood, guard by some magisters. You can persuade them to allow you free her, otherwise you'll have to force your way. Once freed, Siva asks you to visit her home at Driftwood.


Talk to Siva at her home, remove the painting near the bathtub and then press the button behind. (Siva will tell you the code to her Vault is 15R 34L 23R 35R 9R 16L 33L 45R 51L 1L) You will receive her teachings in her vault.

Siva will tell you what you need for the ritual, you can get in ingredients in a closet near the source fountain. Make sure you have the source point, then use the blade (right click the blade) to cut yourself, combine the ingredients, and burn them.  (please keep the quest items)

That ritual will teleport you to the Hall of Echoes,  there you will speak to your god, and learn a new skill - Spirit Vision Siva then asks you to seek other source masters for further knowledge.

Talk to Magister Bellworth and say you have important information on powerful magisters in the area. This nets you 3000XP. She will reveal information on powerful magisters are found at the bottom level of the barracks.

There is a dwarven sourcerer named Mordus may also help, he was last seen around Driftwood. (learned through Shadow over Driftwood Mordus is hidden in Wrecker's Cave, if you promised to spare his life, he will teach you to master source by eating a voidwoken heart. You can refuse, or kill him after if you like.)

If you helped Higba in The Missing Magisters, he will tell you the location of source master Hannag. Hannag can be found in a ruin at Cloisterwood, if you help her deal with the magisters. she offers to teach you source in exchange for helping her in On the Ropes

If you killed Roost (Sebille or Ifan ben-Mezd personal quest) in the sawmill and rescued Saheila, she will teach you the source.

If you talked to Nicholas at Driftwood, you will learn that a holy man passed through this area recently may help you master the source. (currently bugged, DO NOT INTERACT WITH NICHOLAS) (Fixed)

Ryker, the lone wolf assassin at Stonegarden Mansion can also increase your source power. You need to help him in a quest in A Generous Offer. (Explore the Blackpit mine and retrieve an item from Ancient Temple.)

Another way to increase your source level is to help Almira. You can find her in the top right corner of the map, above the Paradise Down swaypoint (note: several 'jumps' are required to reach her house). She will require you to kill the Harbinger of Doom - he can be found just west of her location as part of the quest Unlikely Lovers.

The demon on the Bloodmoon Island, the Advocate, can also teach you source if you killed Black Ring members near the ancestor tree.

If you killed the Advocate, you can let the demon hunter Jahan teach you about the source. (A Hunter of Wicked Things)

Every time someone teaches you about the source, your source point is increased by one, the maximum source point is three.

After you mastered the source, continue the ritual. You will need more Blackroot, they can be found in Cloisterwood:

(Blackroot location)

Return to Siva's Vault, and continue the ritual. You will be teleported to the Hall of Echoes and learn the skill Source Vampirism. (drain source from enemies, or kill spirits)

When you come back to Siva's Vault, some Voidwoken appear and murdered Siva. You are locked in combat and you need to defeat them, be prepared. (note you can do the quest a thrid time and fight more voidwokens)

 Then You should cast a spiritual vision to speak with the spirit of Siva. It tells You to hurry up to Malady on the Lady Vengeance. To find her, you may need to talk to the ship.

When You talk to Malady on board of Lady Vengeance, she demands everyone to be on board to continue sailing further. You need to find Tarquin and return him back to the ship.




Tips & Tricks

  • Fulfilling each master's quest after you have obtained the maximum three Source points will give you a Skillbook as a reward. Of special mention is Jahan's skillbook, "Summon Inner Demon", as this is the only known method of obtaining it.
  • You do not need to have 3 source points in order to obtain the skill Source Vampirism. You can return to Siva's hideout and perform the ritual once you have obtained a source point from any master (for a total of two source points), which will grant you the skill.

    • Anonymous

      02 Feb 2020 01:45  

      What if you leave act 2 without completing the last two rituals? I'm at the very end of the act and don't know if I should go through with them as I can't do the ritual in act 3.

      • Anonymous

        23 Sep 2019 16:25  

        SPOILERS! I am playing as Sebille, and I had counted on Saheila for one of my Source points. But there is a huge wrinkle if you play as Sebille. For role-playing reasons, I murdered Ryker and Hannag (evil molester of the dead and elf mass murderer, respectively) and decided to press Mordus for who he is working for, which kills him before he teaches you. I wanted to get my Source points from Saheila and Almira because doing Jahan's quest with full Source gives you a unique spellbook you can't get anywhere else. HOWEVER, if you play as Sebille, once you rescue Saheila, she presses you to commit to being the Prime Scion. I refused because Sebille "would never again be a slave" (to the Mother Tree) as she says if you choose these responses. Saheila and the elves go hostile before she teaches Source. The workaround I found is to break off the other members of my party and place them at the elf camp. Saheila is attached to Sebille as you lead her out, but she disengages when you approach the elves. I then fast traveled Sebille away and talked to Saheila with another party member. You get the Source point, and Saheila doesn't even bring the issue up when Sebille talks to her after the point is awarded. P.S. Sorry for the long, wordy post!

        • Anonymous

          30 Jun 2019 03:07  

          I gathered the ingredients with Lohse (my main character is Sebille) and performed the ritual, but no matter if I use Lohse to click on the smoke, it defaults to Sebille and tells me that this ritual and smoke is apparently not meant for me (it was Lohse's blood). I disconnected Lohse from the party, moved everyone away, and tried again and all that happened was Lohse gained status "sleeping" for 3 turns. Sooooo.... do this ritual only with your main character or you'll bug out and have to reload.

          • Anonymous

            28 Apr 2019 04:12  

            On Definitive Edition: I already had 3 source points unlocked when I turned in Hannag's quest, expecting to receive a skillbook instead. I didn't. What a *****.

            • Anonymous

              07 Mar 2019 20:44  

              Can you still engage other Masters and complete their mission even if you had max your source? I am at max source but I had hot engage Hannag and Jahan yet.

              • Anonymous

                02 Jan 2019 19:35  

                If you are worried about losing pet pal when completing Hannags quest, just go respec, remove any pet pal talents, complete the quest, invest in pet pal Done

                • Anonymous

                  27 Nov 2018 19:02  

                  If you cast Spirit Vision at the platform where you find Siva, you can talk to the other lizard there (Zusan) and get a story bit that is pretty interesting.

                  • Anonymous

                    06 Oct 2018 08:13  

                    Got 2nd Source point go to hall of echoes talk to god get source vampirism......now I cannot leave hall of echoes!!!!......any advice please

                    • 04 Oct 2018 16:31  

                      bueno, resulta que YA NO SE QUE MAS HACER!! SOCORROOOO.....voy a ver a la magistra y me dice que necesito encontrar a mas maestros que me enseñen, ya eh visto a todos.... al primero que vi es a riker el cual mate...porque si....cuestion que es al unico que no se me cerro la mision pero.....ya tengo los 3 espacios de fuente........ya vi absolutamente todo el mapa.... ya no se que hacer.....

                      • Anonymous

                        16 Sep 2018 16:26  

                        I killed Mordus before talking to lohar and now i have unfinished quest: Mordus Awakens. It tells me to find him, exept he's already dead.

                        • Anonymous

                          01 May 2018 13:27  

                          i'v lost the talent pet-pal after doing Hannag's quest and getting 3rd source point like a talent was wasted on that..

                          • Anonymous

                            26 Apr 2018 06:58  

                            Only have two source points. I killed Ryker and Almira, and didn't accept Hannag's offer given the whole separating your soul from nature condition... are there any other ways to get source points? That seems to be what's keeping the Lady Vengance from moving.

                            • Anonymous

                              15 Apr 2018 12:41  

                              So reading through the comments, this is how I did it and had no issues.

                              Saved Siva from the gallows, went to her house and she took me to her basement. Talked to her, opened her drawer of ingredients, did the ritual.

                              Then I went and got my second source point (mine was from Mordus). Went to Cloisterwood and got more blackroot, went to Siva, did the ritual again. Got Source Vampirism, no voidlings yet.

                              Got my third point, went back to Siva, did the ritual again. This time had to fight 2 voidlings in the Hall (one strong vs magic, one immune to physical). After the 3rd ritual, popped back into Siva's basement from the Hall and you get a script about "something smelling wrong" or "something isn't right". Then those same 2 voidlings from the Hall show up and murder Siva, and fight you again.

                              After that, use spirit vision to talk to Siva, she tells you what to do next and to go tell Malady (I haven't done this yet as I'm still finishing the rest of the quests).

                              Now for people who can't find Malady, I don't know if you remember but she told you to talk to the ship when you are ready to summon her. "The ship knows how to get in touch with me" or something. So go back and talk to the front of the ship again (like you did to wake it up and leave Fort Joy). I assume at this point you will get an option to summon Malady back to the ship.

                              • Anonymous

                                17 Feb 2018 11:12  

                                A tip. You don't need to complete the ritual more than once. Get your source up before you enter the vault, and then you receive Spirit Vision and Source Vampirism without needing to fight the Voidwoken in the Hall of Echoes. If you do things right, you can also avoid Meister Siva's death by simply pickpocketing her at the gallows, and not freeing her until after your done.

                                • Anonymous

                                  28 Jan 2018 19:49  

                                  something weird happened. when i arrive at driftwood siva was dead on the platform. now wtf is this and how and why?

                                  • Anonymous

                                    26 Nov 2017 23:07  

                                    I somehow got the source points not on my main char. He is still at one source point, so I can't process, right? How is it determined who get's the quest related source point?

                                    • Anonymous

                                      27 Oct 2017 13:27  

                                      so you can do the ritual 3 times? at 2 points you go to hall of echoes, get source vampirism, come back, Siva is dead, kill voidwoken. After 3 points, what happens?

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