The Shrine of Futile Truths is first entered through second floor from the Gutter of Misery and exits into the Corridor of Emptiness on the first floor - the Shrine is a large circular open arena bordered with a spiral staircase that descends to its lower floor. The Shrine is illuminated by moonlight shining through the oculus at its zenith.
Pre-Daimon: once the Arisen reaches the first arch on the staircase, the Gazer will descend from the ceiling and engage the party. The Arisen has to kill the Gazer in order to unlock the door to the Corridor of Emptiness, leading to a shortcut to Bitterblack Isle Harbor and to the deeper parts of Bitterblack Isle.
Post-Daimon: the Arisen may just run past the Gazer to unlock the shortcut, defeating it is not required anymore. If the Arisen does slay the Gazer, it will respawn after 5 - 7 days.
Plants and fungi found here include Kingwarish, Lunanise, Cragshadow Morel, and Crimplecap; whilst the lode obtainable from ore deposits include Hunk of Platinum, Sand-Layer Ore, Lava Rock, and Gold Ore.
Additionally useful items can be found lying around and in containers, including Balmy Incense, Cockatrice Liquor, Harspud Sauce, Goddess Cameo, Vigilite, Balmy Perfume, Secret Softener, Oak Leaf Oil, Drop of Deliverance, Demon's Periapt, Blast Arrows, and Giant Coin Pouches.
A Macabre Sculpture is located on the bottom floor in the center of the shrine.
- For chest locations and possible loot refer to the map and table below