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Can't complete Whispers in the Dark Quest


Kalthax

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Hi,

 

I've really enjoyed Pillars of Eternity and everything has been going great in the game until now.

 

I'm near the beginning of the White March Part 2 with high level characters (on standard difficulty).

 

I've been working on the Whispers in the Dark quest and I've made it nearly to the end.

 

Stop here if you don't want spoilers.

 

I've spoken with the prisoner about the key found in the nests area at the bottom of the map. I've taken my party into the nest room in search mode. 

 

The Vithrack Crystal is supposed to be in the "pod" farthest from where you enter.

 

However, my team never finds that there is anything at all hidden in that room and because of that there is no way to open the last door to work on completing this quest. I've checked with a number of walkthroughs just to be sure I didn't miss anything and so far as I can tell I'm in the right spot and doing exactly the right thing to get what I need, but I can't get it to trigger, even if I try walking just one character over in that entire area at a time.

 

Has anyone else run across this problem before and/or does anyone have any ideas about how to get past this?

 

I'm sort of a completionist, so I would rather not just give up on the quest due to what appears to be a bug. 

 

If there's no way to force the game to give me what I need, is there an editor that would allow me to add the crystal to my inventory?

 

Anyway, if there just isn't any good way around this issue, I guess I will abandon the quest, but I'm hoping someone has some ideas that might help.

 

Thanks!

 

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Hi,

 

I've the same problem here and it's something that has been a problem since the whole game. Sometimes some "items" or "events" that are vital to continue won't show up or happen at all and this key is one of those. Does anybody know how to fix it or has, at least, the console commands to get it? Usually one can "solve" it by loading another save but I only have one now...

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Hi Sking,

 

I am having this same problem and I can provide a save file for you to look at. My Durance has 11 Mechanics (I retrained him specifically after reading your comment), but I still can't detect the crystal.

 

The file's too big to upload directly to the forum, so I've put it here for you in a .rar: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bx9pQfqTBHAlcHl6ZkkyMnNHbWc/view?usp=sharing

 

Thanks!

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I've just run into this problem last night.  I cleared out the whole cave went to the nest and went into sneak mode and it never triggered.  So, I decided to try again.  I figured talking to Terenat would set it off so I did the whole section for the beginning again (the last save I had before talking to him) but still the nest won't trigger.  Reading up on it, it seems like no matter what talking to Terenat should trigger it no matter what so now, I am really frustrated.  Do, I have to start the whole thing again before the entered the cave?

 

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Okay so I went back to a save at the beginning of the mines and did that part again. Thinking that the interaction between the mines and the luminescent caves might be the trigger.  This time I went to the nest right away and activated sneak but still nothing.  I went and talked to Terenat and went back to the nest and it still did not activate.


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Artheval_Pe, really helped me there!!!!! ^

 

 

In other posts the tree was shown as completely purple, showing you that you found something hidden. BUT it didn't change purple and i failed to hover over the tree to see if it was clickable at certain points. It seems they ,minimized the clickable area and still need to work on the fact that it doesn't trigger as detected. 

 

But again thanks Artheval_Pe !!

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Are you sure you clicked on the right spot on the tree? I had the same problem until I discovered that the cache only shows when you hover the cursor over it, and it's a really small spot on the "tree" : http://images.akamai.steamusercontent.com/ugc/90475031052017084/3ECFF234674BAB47541026A496FE1B9E0E427AD1/

 

 

Was coming here for the same exact issue - I had been circling this room for over 30 minutes in stealth (and have a character with Mechanics 12). It never "triggered" as being spotted. However, with the above screenshot - went back to my game, hovered my mouse over that spot - and just that spot is purple, though it's never been "spotted" by the characters. Thank you.

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I had this problem too at first -- was following a guide that told me where it was before I should have known -- but after I talked to Terenat and he told me where he hid it, when I went back, it appeared. My highest character in Mechanics only has a 7, fwiw.

I've had this happen on other hidden stashes in the game, but in those cases it wasn't quest-breaking. 

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