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Stone philosophers are head statues found on Isle Nex that give advice to its visitors, mostly in mysterious and unclear ways. They are only found outdoors and in elemental shrines. Destroyed stone philosophers, who naturally do not speak, can also be seen on the island.

Locations and texts Edit

The following table lists the stone philosophers that can be encountered on the island:

location text note
Twigroot Forest, shrine of fire This is the elemental shrine of fire. Fire is the rune of strength, magma and heat. Northwest is whence the forces of fire are strongest.
Twigroot Forest, shrine of fire Hear ye, hear ye, oh traveller of the dark.


Be aware of the elemental shrines. Once houses of light, now refurbished by the masters of the island, the shrines hold the keys to thy survival.

Visit all of them and do what the stone philisophers demand and thee may be granted a way out, if that is what thee most desires.

Twigroot Forest, shrine of fire Bring forth four power gems to fuse them into the essence of the element.


Not all of the gems lay under the skies, some of them are buried deep underground.

Twigroot Forest, west of shrine of fire This is another way out. Referring to secret entrance to crystal mines that can be opened from the other side.
Sleet Island, small island in front of the pyramid The silent one has a friend

who is more willing to speak.
Head towards the sunrise, beyond
the gate, to find him.

The "silent one" refers to nearby stone philosopher, "the friend" refers to stone philosopher located in the Cemetery.
Sleet Island, north-east ... The "silent one" as referred to by other stone philosophers.
Sleet Island, shrine of water This is the elemental shrine of water. 

Water is the rune of willpower and frost.
Southeast is whence the forces of water are strongest.

Sleet Island, shrine of water Oh thee seeker of the hidden shrine.

Only by standing in the place with perfect elemental equilibrium shalt thou summon forth the gate to the hidden one.

The equilibrium is right in the middle of elemental statues in front of Castle Nex (balance symbol can be seen on the ground).
Sleet Island, shrine of water Bring forth four power gems to fuse them into the essence of the element.


Not all of the gems lay under the skies, some of them are buried deep underground.

Sleet Island, nort-west The gate to the fifth shrine is hidden from sight.
Sleet Island, secret room in the east Here, even the winds are guided by him and them
Keelbreach Bog, north-east corner Don't let the rocks fall short of their target
Keelbreach Bog, east Generations before you have trodden these paths.

Only he and they had the patience to follow them to the end.

Keelbreach Bog, south-east I am the right eye.

I saw where the meteor fell.

By the diggind at intersection of this and "left eye" philophers' lines of sight the Meteor can be found.
Keelbreach Bog, west He and they are more concerned with who are allowed to enter than who are left out.
Keelbreach Bog, south-west The serpents can be awakened.
Keelbreach Bog, shrine of earth This is the elemental shrine of earth.

Earth is the rune of vitality, mountains and plants.
Southwest is where the forces of earth are strongest.

Keelbreach Bog, shrine of earth All matter is made from four basic elements:

fire, earth, air and water. Fire opposes water like air opposes earth.

But without a fifth element there would be none, as the four elements would cancel each other out.

The fifth element is hidden somewhere on this island. Seek it and you may gain illumination

The fifth being is balance.
Keelbreach Bog, shrine of earth Bring forth four power gems to fuse them into the essence of the element.


Not all of the gems lay under the skies, some of them are buried deep underground.

Cemetery, north-west Knowledge flourishes on the island. Decay and death have fed its growth
Cemetery, west The orders came and the gates closed.

The answers were sealed in the Archives.

Referring to letters that are found in Archives in Ruins of Desarune and that give instructions to open the Cemetery gate.
Cemetery, south Every night the silent one sees something. Look where he looks and be patient. "the friend" of "the silent one", by doing what he says the hidden bridge to water shrine is revealed.
Hamlet of Stormbreach, north For every force there is an opposing force.

There are two sides to everything.
This duality permeates the whole universe

Hamlet of Stormbreach, north-west I am the left eye. I saw where the meteor fell By the diggind at intersection of this and "right eye" philophers' lines of sight the Meteor can be found.
Hamlet of Stormbreach, shrine of air This is the elemental shrine of air.

Air is the rune of dexterity, storms and flight.
Northeast is whence the forces of air are strongest.

Hamlet of Stormbreach, shrine of air Follow the footsteps of Kilhagan the Wise. Hint for searching for fifth shrine, one should follow the Legend of Kilhagan.
Hamlet of Stormbreach, shrine of air Bring forth four power gems to fuse them into the essence of the element.


Not all of the gems lay under the skies, some of them are buried deep underground.

Hamlet of Stormbreach, south-west If you wish to enter Crystal Mines, you must take the Way of the Snail Gives instructions to get to Crystal Mines, one must walk slowly in order for the door to open.
Barren Desert, east You have been mislead. Not everything is composed of four sides. Six is the most powerful figure. This stone philosopher is referred to in The Book of Knowledge as "the one who knows you have been lied to" and is a part of hidden secret. [1][2]

References Edit

  1. http://steamcommunity.com/app/251730/discussions/0/619568794043944429/
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oR1eFAF1IHg

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