The basement of Vigil's Keep is entered through a doorway directly across from the portcullis leading to the throne room. The basement can be accessed immediately after reclaiming the upper floors. Vigil's Keep has seen many passageways and chambers added to its labyrinthine structure over the years, some of them dating back to the time of barbarians. Some say the halls extend all the way down to the Deep Roads.

Vigil's Keep - Basement Map

Map of Vigil's Keep - Basement

Quests Edit

Ico Quest Adria's Plight
Ico Quest Elemental Requirements
Ico Quest Golem's Might
Ico Quest It Comes From Beneath
Ico Quest The Wraith's Vengeance
Ico codex entry Codex entry: The Great Strife - unmarked side quest

Enemies Edit

Notable items Edit

Phase 1 (up to the rubble):

Ico ring Ring of MasteryRing of Mastery
"What use is discipline, lacking skill?"

When equipped with the Ring of Discipline, the character gains a bonus to constitution.

+10 spellpower
, source: Adria the Ghoul
Ico ring TinglerTingler
The whole hand tingles from wearing this ring, as if more blood rushes through the area.

+4 constitution
+0.75 health regeneration in combat
+15% to healing effects received
, source: Locked Chest(40 XP difficulty)
Ico helm light Trickster's CapTrickster's Cap
Light helmet
Dragonwing (Tier 8)
Requires: 22 strength

Armor: 2.50
+2 willpower
+15 mental resistance
+15 physical resistance
, source: Avvar Sarcophagus in the outer Avvar Crypt
Rcp ico herbalism 4 Potent Lyrium Potion Recipe, source: shelves
Plt ico key Key of KivealKey of Kiveal
A tarnished ancient key.
, source: Avvar Sarcophagus in the outer Avvar Crypt
Veridium ore Veridium OreVeridium Ore
Plot item
A lump of rock banded with veridium.
, in the chamber with Adria

Phase 2 (after The Wraith's Vengeance):

Ico axe DaisycutterDaisycutter
Volcanic Aurum (Tier 9)
Requires: 39 strength

Damage: 10.80
Critical chance: 1.80%
Armor penetration: 5.00
Strength modifier: 1.10
Rune slot Rune slot Rune slot
+3% melee critical chance
+2 nature damage
, source: Avvar Sarcophagus
Ico armor heavy VentureVenture
Heavy chestpiece
Volcanic Aurum (Tier 9)
Requires: 48 strength

Armor: 18.75
Fatigue: 24.50%
Rune slot Rune slot Rune slot
+12 constitution
+12 defense
, source: Avvar Sarcophagus
Ico boots light Wolf TreadsWolf Treads
Light boots
High Dragon Hide (Tier 9)
Requires: 24 strength

Armor: 2.75
Fatigue: 0.65%
+3 dexterity
+3 cunning
+6 defense
Chance to avoid missile attacks
, source: Avvar Sarcophagus
Rcp ico herbalism 4 Master Lyrium Potion Recipe, source: Avvar Sarcophagus
Rcp ico herbalism 4 Superb Stamina Draught Recipe, source: Avvar Sarcophagus

Possible random drops from Avvar Lord:

Ico boots massive Boots of the SentinelBoots of the Sentinel
Massive boots
Volcanic Aurum (Tier 9)
Requires: 52 strength

Armor: 4.50
Fatigue: 5.25%
+8 strength
+3 defense
+5 physical resistance
Ico helm massive DutyDuty
Massive helmet
Silverite (Tier 6)
Requires: 38 strength

Armor: 3.15
Fatigue: 3.75%
+2 constitution
Ico greatsword Ser Alvard's SwordSer Alvard's Sword
Dragonbone (Tier 7)
Requires: 38 strength

Damage: 17.60
Critical chance: 2.40%
Armor penetration: 6.00
Strength modifier: 1.10
Rune slot Rune slot Rune slot
+20% fire resistance
+50% chance to ignite target
+10 attack
+3 fire damage

Notable gifts for companions:

Plt ico letter magi Delilah Howe's LettersDelilah Howe's Letters
Correspondence between Delilah Howe and a friend in Denerim, providing great insight into Delilah's recent life.
, source: Letter
Plt ico zevrans earring Gold EarringGold Earring
A single gold earring.
, source: Knight's corpse
Tre ico bow 1 Howe BowHowe Bow
An aged but immaculate bow, stamped with the Howe crest.
, source: Sack
Plt ico brandy West Hill BrandyWest Hill Brandy
Notes of blackcurrant with a honeysuckle finish. Also, tastes like brandy.
, source: Crate

Codex entries Edit

Ico codex entry Codex entry: The Great Strife
Ico codex entry Codex entry: The Howes of Amaranthine
Ico codex entry Codex entry: Letter to Rendon Howe
Ico codex entry Codex entry: Response from Rendon Howe

Special objects Edit

  • Distressed Mabari - Near the Vigil's Keep entrance, there is a wounded mabari that can initiate the Adria's Plight quest.
Note: With a minimum rank 3 survival skill on your main character, you can "comfort the dog," petting her and making her feel better. It will have the same effect as inspecting it, but will yield Ico Appr Heart Nathaniel approves (+2) .
  • Shrine to Andraste - Located in the prisoner records room. Observing the shrine activates the torch on the wall.
  • Torch - Also in the records room, the torch opens a secret room behind a bookcase.