The Elven Seer

Location Elf Encampment
Suggested Level 14+
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The Elven Seer is a Quest in Divinity: Original Sin II.



Important NPCs



The Elven Seer Objectives

  1. Rescue Saheila from sawmill



The Elven Seer Walkthrough

At the temporary elven encampment (south of the Abandoned Sawmill), if you do not provoke the elves, Tovah will ask you to help rescue Saheila, who has presumably been captured by the Lone Wolves and held hostage there. If you killed Saheila back in Fort Joy at the very beginning, you get the quest Vengeance for the Fallen instead.

Tip: It is easier to build rapport with the elves if you have an elven character, such as Sebille, talk to them and choose the options that mimic their actions.

After talking to Tovah, you will need to kill Roost and then safely exfiltrate Saheila from the Sawmill back to to the elven camp to complete the quest.

Tip: If you have Ifan ben-Mezd enter the Sawmill, you'll gain immediate passage for your entire party, allowing you to freely explore first. If you don't have him in your party, you will need to have an elven character (e.g. Sebille) talk to the guards to gain passage into the sawmill.


Roost is located on the second floor of the sawmill, accompanied by two crossbowmen and two wolves. After you successfully kill Roost, all the other Lone Wolves outside will turn hostile. You will need to either kill them all or try to sneak away, although it's near impossible to do so without confrontation. Note, do NOT try to just warp to a safe waypoint from the map screen. Saheila will be left behind by herself; you need to specifically escort her out of the sawmill on foot.

Secret: If you use Spirit Vision, many dead spirits will appear around the sawmill, thanking you for killing them and giving you tons of experience each.

As a reward, Saheila will teach you how to master the Source (increase your maximum Source Points by one) at the camp, or the Far Sight skillbook if you already have a capacity of 3 source points. If Sebille is on your team, Saheila will reveal her true identity to her, and offer her the opportunity to become the heart of the Scions.

    • Anonymous

      09 Apr 2019 07:50  

      teleportation cubes are your friend. control saheila and get her to use the teleportation cube after teleporting one of your companions to a waypoint

      • Anonymous

        25 Mar 2019 07:25  

        I found a easy way to save Saheila without fighting anyone for the achievement. Select Saheila, and put her in sneak mode. Teleport the party somewhere else (Saheila will not follow, but also not move). Enter a basement or cavern, Saheila will appear with the party.

        • Anonymous

          19 Feb 2019 12:52  

          I finally figured it out. After the patch, you should get someone with the teleportation skill stationed on top of the sentry platform just outside of the main entrance to the mill. Then, have Seheila sneak towards you, avoiding the sight line of the moving Lone Wolf (that means you move to the right, towards the guy looking at the water, behind the stack of wood). After you switch back to the one with the teleportation skill, quickly cast it and teleport her beside you, because Seheila will start sneaking BACK to your PC and she might get spotted. Escort her beyond the traps and you should get the achievement.

          • Anonymous

            27 Nov 2018 07:16  

            You can also have 5 points in persuasion and some points in constitution and talk about how you have some wares to trade and they let me in free

            • Anonymous

              25 Nov 2018 00:59  

              Anyone know which skill book Saheila gives in lieu of a source point? I'm trying to decide whether I want her to give me a source point or the skill book or an alternative skill book.

              • Anonymous

                31 Oct 2018 17:16  

                It really helps to teleport into the back of the camp from the west side, where you can take out Momma Dearest (or whatever her name is) by herself. I fought the whole camp at once and did great until she came up and two-shot everyone in my party -_- Then you can take out the guy along in the other part of that building, then the two guys in the main courtyard, then the front gate guys, then finally the potion guy in the back. Easiest fight ever.

                • Anonymous

                  11 Oct 2018 00:45  

                  Can't talk to Sahelia or Torvah after escorting Sahelia to the camp. No way to finish her quests or get the source point from her. Unbelievable that this bug hasn't been *****ing fixed.

                  • Anonymous

                    26 Sep 2018 02:08  

                    I somehow found a solution on the bug, i pickpocket saheila and intentionally get caught after that it allow me to converse to her again and the quest closed

                    • Anonymous

                      23 Sep 2018 13:10  

                      The quest bugged for me also at the Elven camp and couldnt talk to neither Saheila nor Tovah ... FIxed by stealing Tovah first then Saheila (couldnt steal Saheila first). They both interact with the character that stole them and debugs them. Use bride to avoid the fight and steal a cheap item of some kind.

                      • Anonymous

                        14 Sep 2018 23:53  

                        My playthrough just bugged, I rescued her, she ran to her friends (in the place they are burrying the other elf) but I can't click her anymore so I cant complete the quest :/

                        • Anonymous

                          13 Sep 2018 06:34  

                          I have a problem; When I got out of the Mill by using the waypoint after killing Roost, Saheila is literally gone and I don't see her anywhere (even at the Elven Camp). Is this a bug or what

                          • Anonymous

                            10 Sep 2018 04:13  

                            I'm so confused, I found Saheila dead in the sawmill with Roost and his bodyguards alive, killed them, reported to Tovah for The Elven Seer quest and she didn't believe me and thought I was one of them (I don't even have Ifan in my group) and started fighting me.. ???????????????????????????????????

                            • Anonymous

                              11 Jul 2018 13:11  

                              Waypointing out with Sahelia doesn't work after recent patches, but you can still waypoint out without her and circle back to sneakily kill off everyone one by one. Keeping her on the second floor stops her from getting killed which is nice.

                              • Anonymous

                                05 Feb 2018 06:59  

                                There is an Ancestor Tree that you can talk with Spirit Vision, you have to pass a persuasion test, the Tree will inform you of a tree that became a bridge so you can sneak from the back

                                • Anonymous

                                  04 Feb 2018 15:54  

                                  About the Secret part, it should be more interesting to redirect us to each quest, it is wise to start with Old Flames

                                  • Anonymous

                                    31 Oct 2017 07:34  

                                    Be sure to cast Spirit Vision after killing Roost to free the spirits of some little kids and talk to the spirit of Roost himself.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      31 Oct 2017 00:57  

                                      Bug -- When you talk to the trader, Fletcher Corbin Day, before killing anyone, he will seem to think the Lone Wolves are dead and he can now escape. You can recruit him to join you on the ship.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        31 Oct 2017 00:51  

                                        As you approach the sawmill, the frontal paths are blocked by all sorts of cursed clouds and surfaces, as well as traps. You can clear the clouds and surfaces with Pressure Spike and Rain, respectfully. For cursed surfaces, you'll have to use Bless. There seem to be pressure plates on the western approach by the outhouses, not sure what they do. Perhaps they trigger traps that I disarmed already. On the eastern approach, there are also pressure plates that seem to activate a pair of torches along the walkway. I cleared the poison cloud there with pressure spike, then used rain to wash it away.

                                        The rear approach (along the beach) or from the Red Princess camp are the safest. However, if you approach from the beach, you'll have to fight or bribe someone. If you approach the front gate and have Ifan ben-Mezd in your party, then you can enter safely and speak to Roost.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          23 Oct 2017 00:52  

                                          Not sure if quest rewards are preset but I got level 9 stuff for this quest when the npc are 14. Bit of a waste but great experience.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            19 Oct 2017 06:19  

                                            BIG TIP FOR PEOPLE DOING THIS QUEST. As you go into the sawmill and kill people there, make sure to use your spirit vision all over the area. There are a bunch of spirits that would LOVE to see those lone wolves dead and gives you 10400 xp per spirit. If i remember correctly - there's about 4-5 which = 40-50k FREE xp.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              18 Oct 2017 17:02  

                                              You can fight your way into the sawmill, otherwise you can use Ifan or a token you get from the "trader" from the 2nd story of the inn in Driftwood

                                              • Anonymous

                                                30 Sep 2017 03:04  

                                                You can Waypoint Travel anywhere and it will trigger her being saved automatically giving you about 24,000 exp

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