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The Great Hereafter
The Great Hereafter
Quest Overview
Quest Giver
Starts Automatically
Quest Location
Seneschal's Chamber
Main Quest

The Great Hereafter is a quest available in Dragon's Dogma.

You have become the new Seneschal, keeper of the world. The Seneschal's Chamber shall be your home for eternity. It is the fate of the Arisen to dwell within these Chambers forever and always.


The Great Hereafter

The "Maker" watching over people.

Having despatched the previous Seneschal, the Arisen and Main pawn now reside inside the Seneschal's Chamber.

Sitting upon the throne will return the Arisen to Gransys. However, the areas a player may travel are limited to Cassardis and Gran Soren. Interaction within these areas is also greatly limited. During these times, only the Arisen will enter the towns invisibly as a ghostly figure. While as the Seneschal, the player can only kill people and use wakestones to revive the dead. Any items the player had before arriving in the Seneschal's Chamber will remain in inventory but are unusable.

The Godsbane blade is the player's only option to end this quest. Equip the Godsbane and pierce the Arisen to complete the game.


After using the blade, your character's HP will drop to 0 - the final cutscene plays and the credits roll:

"You feel an odd pride as you plunge the Godsbane into your chest, as if claiming a great victory.
.. Finally, there is the end of your tale -- one penned by your own hand, no less. As your consciousness fades into the black, you feel a peculiar sensation on your lips: you are smiling.
.. Cleansed by the surf, a body washes ashore on a deserted beach. Nameless, this soul awakens, eyes gleaming with the will to live, and for all things worth living for.

Fate of the PawnEdit

Whilst falling from the sky, the Main Pawn calls after the Arisen, ultimately crashing into the ocean. The pawn then awakes on the shoreline of Cassardis, in the body of the former Arisen, but with voice of the Main Pawn. This process is known as the Bestowal of Spirit.

The Arisen's Beloved appears, together they walk away from the shoreline, and the credits roll.

If either Selene or Quina are final beloved they will notice the change:

Selene will note:

"You're... like me. Aren't you? As my grandmother gave me life, he/she gave you yours... They gave us death, and with it true life... This is the world he/she wanted for us."

Whilst Quina says:

"You're not... your face is his/hers, but you're not... No, but he/she's here now. Still, I... I'm sure of it."


  • After completing the game for the first time New Game Plus is unlocked.
    • In addition to ending the main quest, all Bitterblack Isle quests and progress are also ended by completing The Great Hereafter.
  • The phenonoma of the pawn taking on the Arisen's body and soul is known as Bestowal of Spirit (see also Selene.)


The End at the Beginning  · Harbinger of Destruction  · Newly Arisen  · Upon a Pawn
Call of the Arisen · A Rude Awakening · Off With Its Head ·A Matter of Myrmidons
Lure of the Abyss · The Cypher · A Fortress Besieged · Seeking Salvation · The Watergod's Altar
Come to Court · Griffin's Bane · Trial and Tribulations · Pride Before a Fall · The Wyrmking's Ring
Honor and Treachery · Reward and Responsibility · Deny Salvation · The Final Battle
A Warm Welcome · Fathom Deep · Final Judgement · The Great Hereafter

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