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Mysterious Grave

This is a Meadow exploration event. It can occur multiple times per play through and offers the chance to acquire Ancient Knowledge Ancient Knowledge, Bones Bones, Fire Crystal Fire Crystal and Stone Stone. Survivors can gain the positive trait Special Trait Icon Grave Digger permanently, but be aware: you can also become permanently Special Trait Icon Cursed.


If curiosity overcomes you and you Open the Grave, the outcome of the Dive Deep option of the Strange Lights event is changed.

Inspect[ | ]

You see a large structure of piled stones. Some are carved with glowing runes. Some bones are piled in the front of the main structure, covered in chains. There's no doubt that the whole thing serves a funeral purpose.

Take the bones (x1)[ | ]

You don't see these bones as remnants of human beings, but as tools, in this new world. So you take them back to camp, without regrets.

Open the grave (x1)[ | ]

Note: This is a 'red' option, meaning the 'entity' will disappear once this action is taken!

Relevant Skills: Agility, Crafting

You desecrate the grave. You move the heavy rocks barring the entrance and find in the middle of the structure the remains of a person huddled up, protecting something in its bony arms. The skeleton holds a clay urn closed with rectangular tablets covered in runes. You don't often see people choosing to be buried alive to follow a loved one, they usually choose the pyre...

  • Close the Tomb. (Crafting)
Failure
The greed animating you seconds before is all gone. You begin to rebuild the tomb. The sight of this couple disturb ed you more than you thought: your construction is rickety and one misplaced stone makes it crumble. Your foot hurts but that's nothing compared to your state of mind... You just hope no draugr will haunt you for disturbing their sleep...
Success
The sight of this couple disturbed you more than you thought. the greed animating you seconds before is all gone. You rebuild the tomb with a stern look on your face along with shame and sorrow in your heart.
  • Take the Tablets. (Agility)
Failure
You barely touch the skeleton when it collapses. Rusty jewels crack. Bones shatter and turn to dust... The runic tablets fall on the ground and crack. You see the pieces glow for an instant, then it fades. Looks like the grave was so old it couldn't withstand your touch. You take some stones back to camp. As you leave the area, you feel a grand fatigue and an uneasiness inside your stomach, but you can’t tell what it is.
Success
When you pull on the tablet clutched in the skeletons arms, the body collapses. Rusty jewels crack. Bones shatter and turn to dust... Looks like the grave was so old it couldn't withstand your touch. You take the tablets and some stones back to camp. As you leave the area, you feel an uneasiness inside your stomach, but you can't tell what it is.

Look for clues (x1)[ | ]

Relevant Skills: Wisdom

You closely inspect the tomb, looking for clues on who it might belong to.

  • Examine the runes. (Wisdom)
Failure
You can't read those very old runes. Still, you think the owner of this tomb was important. You kneel to pray for its soul.
Success
From the look of it, the tomb belongs to a mystic or a priest serving one of the Norse gods.
  • Pray.
You kneel and close your eyes. You pray to the god the deceased used to serve. You feel some kind of connection for a moment but it soon fades...
  • Survivor: - Fatigue Fatigue
  • Survivor: + Charisma
You close your eyes and take some time to reflect on the frailty of life. As you open them, you notice a strange glowing crystal hidden behind some rocks. You take it.
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