Pilgrimages in Godfall (Guide)
In order to start doing pilgrimages in Godfall, you must first unlock Godfall as a location in the Unterzee map and have your own ship.
Godfall can be unlocked either by:
- Spending a Relatively Safe Zee Lane in Wolfstack Docks with Making Progress in the Labyrinth of Tigers 16. The zee lane is worth 62.5
- Zailing around in Shepherd's Wash, drawing a certain card and spending wine worth 22.5
In order to actually unlock the pilgrimage, you also have to spend a few actions to increase Invitation to a Pilgrimage to 10.
A Pilgrimage through Godfall takes 16 actions, with a specific structure. After starting the pilgrimage, you will alternate actions between encounters along The Pilgrim's Path, and Oblations to manifestations of St Stalactite, passing through seven manifestations in order. Finally, you will Return to Aeschaven.
While the Oblations are encountered in a specific order, the encounters along The Pilgrim's Path are partially randomized by Airs of Godfall. The range of possible Airs values increases over the course of the Pilgrimage, so there is a progression of content despite the random element. There is a set of encounters associated with each pair of Oblations.
Every encounter along The Pilgrim's Path may gain St Stalactite's Favour. During Oblations, you may choose to either observe the rites and earn a small reward, or participate and spend St Stalactite's Favour to gain a larger reward and a level of The Oblations of St Stalactite. Taking into account the value of both Favours and Oblations at the end, both options give the same profit.
The Pilgrim's Path / Gaining Favour
|1: Lesser Waterfall||Oblation||1||175 x Cryptic Clue|
|Wait for the monks||0||200 x Whispered Hint|
|3: Albatross-Eaten||Oblation||1||7 x Tale of Terror!!|
|Let the monks make obeisance||0||4 x Tale of Terror!!|
|5: Riven Way||Oblation||2||70 x Bottle of Morelways 1872|
|Hear the saint speak||0||4 x Ambiguous Eolith|
|7: Broken Jaw||Oblation||2||70 x Maniac's Prayer|
|Divine prophecy from pain||0||20 x Maniac's Prayer|
|Scour the leavings of the zee||0||4 x Deep-zee Catch|
|11: Hendiadic||Oblation||3||21 x Memory of Light|
|Receive the lessons of St Stalactite||0||100 x Primordial Shriek|
|13: Utmost Aven||Oblation||4|
|Hear a wind-snatched sermon||0||4 x Memory of Distant Shores|
Each level of Favour is worth 3.5 whether it is used on Oblations or wine, and each Oblation is worth 2.0. If you end the Pilgrimage with more than 14.00 worth of Oblations and Favour, the remainder is cashed out in the form of Strangling Willow Absinthe when you Return to Aeschaven. Earning 22 Favour gives you a Bottle of Fourth City Airag: Year of the Tortoise (and a single bottle of absinthe) instead.
If you are able to succeed on every encounter on The Pilgrim's Path, you will earn 20-22 St Stalactite's Favour depending on Airs rolls and Ambition. The seven Oblations together earn a net reward of 15, regardless of choices. This gives a maximum of 4.44 - 4.88 EPA. Realistically, even an end-game character will struggle to succeed in the final encounter. Failing these challenges, but succeeding in all others, results in 3.56 - 4.00 EPA. The actual EPA of a character that can pass all other challenges will fall somewhere in-between those ranges, depending on their success rate for a 220 Watchful or 16 Shapeling Arts challenge. Note that this profit can in some cases be increased through the rat market or similar exchanges.