The Midnight Oil is a Quest in Divinity: Original Sin II. Short description goes here.
- Investigate the Blackpit area
- Retrive the tablet of Anathema
NB: This quest is currently bugged and will not complete if you have Fane in your party. You can work around this by moving him away from the group before the encounter starts but this will prevent Fane's quest from progressing. It's strongly advisable you prioritise Fane's quest as it gives far bigger rewards as well as two possible achievements.
In a Mansion at Stonegarden, Ryker asks you to retrieve something for him, in exchange he will teach you the way of the source.
Travel to Blackpit, on the other side o the harbor, quarter mistress Anna is guarding the Blackpit mine. Defeat her to get into that mine.
That mine is filled with traps and oil pipes, you can use crates to block the oil pipe and disarm the pipes. Or you can use Teleportation or Spread Your Wings to get through. (If you have teleporter pyramid, you can let one of your teammates get through first, then teleport the rest to him/her)
Deep inside, there's shrieker guarding the waypoint. Use Source Vampirism skill to destroy it. (there is a corpse on a broken bridge nearby, if you teleport there you can pick a note and a key)
Note: If you keep the purging wand you acquired from Fort Joy, you can use it now to kill shrieker. If not, you need to master source and complete the ritual in Powerful Awakening to learn the Source Vampirism skill.
Moving forward, you will see some Voidwoken fighting magisters at the excavation site. Defeat the Voidwoken, then you can persuade the magisters (if there is any of them left) you are just passing by, or you will have to kill the magisters as well. From one of the magister's body, you will find a key to a room nearby. Inside the room there is a hidden stone door, you need to get really close to discover it. Behind the stone door, there is a strange device that teaches you how to create a shapeshifter mask. (require one source point)
Leave the excavation site, venturing forth to the workshop, a group of magisters is here. You need to defeat them and destroy the crumbling gate (use fire skills on the oil barrels) to open the path to Ancient Temple. Interact with the device in Ancient Temple to acquire more information.
In the heart of Ancient Temple there is a puzzle, there are seven shrines of seven gods, you need to activate them in correct order.
The riddles are:
"Our first lord babes with power glowed, our second's born in blood that flowed. Our third's young to the wind returned, our fourth's to glowing flames adjourn. Our fifth lord's cubs with minds were blessed, our sixth's had brawn beyond the rest. Our seventh's brood spread from earth to glen, and thus no king shall rise again."
The key to the puzzle is within a book on a corpse within the Ancient Temple chamber. It will say on the second page that each god is a representation of an element or power:
The correct order is: Amadia, Tir, Duna, Zorl, Xantessa, Vrogir, and finally Rhalic.
After you hit all the pillars in the correct order, an Eternal will appear, and have an interesting conversation with your god. You need to defeat the Eternal and her stalkers. Loot the place and leave.