Inner Sanctum

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The Inner Sanctum

The Inner Sanctum is a subterranean location in the Emerald Grove.

Access[edit | edit source]

It is accessed through the Stone Door in the Sacred Pool. There are four frescos in the Inner Sanctum, depicting the history of the Emerald Grove.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Kagha Kagha , the acting leader of the druids, can be found in the Inner Sanctum. The Servants' Quarters can be found to the North-East, and the Druids' Chambers to the North. The Healer Nettie Nettie can be found in the Druid's Chamber, and is capable of unlocking the entrance to the Enclave Library.

When the party first enters, Kagha will be deciding the fate of Arabella Arabella . The party may intervene to Save Arabella Save Arabella. If the party does not, Arabella will try to run. Kagha's snake Teela will pursue and kill the young girl.

Talking to Rath Rath or Kagha can begin the quest Investigate Kagha Investigate Kagha, as will reading the Rite of Thorns Scroll in the Servants' Quarters, or finding Kagha's Chest.

If Kagha is exposed, the rats Olodan Olodan , Wren Wren and Pinta Pinta will reveal themselves to be wildshaped Shadow Druids. Kagha has made a deal with Olodan to enact the Rite of Thorns and deliver the Emerald Grove to the Shadow Druids. In return, she'll be made First Druid.

If convincing Kagha to reconsider, she will join the party and the other druids in fighting the Shadow Druids.

Sub-Locations[edit | edit source]

Servant Quarters[edit | edit source]

Servant's Quarters

For more information see: Servants' Quarters

The Servants' Quarters are found to the north-west of the Inner Sanctum. A stone desk stands in the middle, with Rite of Thorns Scroll and The Emerald Enclave: Tenets on it. Behind the desk is a stone bookshelf, flanked by two glowing bear statues.

Druids' Chambers[edit | edit source]

Druid's Quarters

For more information see: Druids' Chambers

The Druids' Chambers is found to the north of the Inner Sanctum. A tall statue of an elk sits in the middle of the room. There are several stone beds and what appears to be a preparation area for potions. A cauldron of theriac boils between alembics and destillers. The Healer Nettie Nettie who is part of Get Help from Healer Nettie Get Help from Healer Nettie can be found here. Nettie can unlock the hidden entrance to the Enclave Library.

Enclave Library[edit | edit source]

Enclave Library

For more information see: Enclave Library

The Enclave Library is hidden behind a false wall in the Druids' Chambers. A big statue of a wolf stands in the middle, and in each cardinal direction is a plinth with a rune. One of the runes is missing. Small alcoves to the north, west and east contain more bookshelves.

The Enclave Library has been used as a makeshift autopsy table, and a Dissected Drow lies on a stone slab. Halsin's notes can be found nearby. A hidden entrance to the Hidden Vault can be accessed with the Rune of the Wolf.

Frescos[edit | edit source]

A fresco in the Inner Sanctum depicting a group of druids gathered in Silvanus' name.
A fresco in the Inner Sanctum depicting druids and the forest fighting together against monsters.
A fresco in the Inner Sanctum depicting the druids alongside Harpers.
A fresco in the Inner Sanctum depicting a broken Sharran helmet at the feet of the druids.

By claw and tooth, from root to thorn,
The Old Oak's grove, to wildlings sworn.

The forest rose with claw and tooth,
To tear the darkness from its roots.

In darkest hour, a concord made,
Twixt harp and wild against the shade.

The towers seized, the battle done,
The moonrise broke the Darkest One.

Inner Sanctum Plaques

At the entrance of the Sanctum starting from the west side of the room and continuing along to the east side are frescos depict the legacy of the Emerald Grove. A variety of Skill Checks can be done to decipher the story from the frescos.

The first fresco requires DC 10 Religion check and shows druids and Sylvanus, the Old Oak. The plaque explains that the grove was under threat.

The second fresco requires DC 10 Investigation check and shows how the druids and the forest itself rose against the threat, though in recent times other threats have emerged.

The third fresco in the eastern corner of the room requires DC 10 Religion check and reveals that during their 'Darkest Hour', the druids entered a concord with the Harpers to fight 'the shade'. This relates to the rise of Ketheric Thorm Ketheric Thorm as a servant of Shar Shar , taking over the region around Moonrise Towers and threatening the surroundings lands.

The last fresco needs DC 5 History check to fully decipher. While their opponents are left ambiguous, the final victory fresco shows a Sharran helmet broken at their feet. This suggests that Shar, or her followers, was involved. The mention of Moonrise might suggest that Selûne Selûne intervened as well. If Shadowheart Shadowheart is in the party, she will more or less confirm this.

Succeeding all of the checks earns the Inspiration Icon.pngInspirational Event Roots of the Grove (Sage background).

Druid characters do no require skill checks to identify the events in the first two murals, and get unique narration dialogue for them. Likewise, Clerics and Shadowheart get unique narration for the last mural.

Characters[edit | edit source]

Animals[edit | edit source]

Related Quests[edit | edit source]

Notable Loot[edit | edit source]

Notable items obtained in this location, whether looted, purchased, or obtained as a quest reward:

Books[edit | edit source]

Hidden Treasure[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The name of the location on the map will be 'Emerald Grove'. Inner Sanctum is used by the wiki to help disambiguate.