The Charnel House

For narrative speculation on this location, see Historia Aetherium: The Charnel House.


This location can be accessed through the first warehouse on the Docks. It closes once the Problems on the docks quest ends, but reopens with a new set of encounters in the Missing Artist quest. You need an air filter to enter.

Note: This area has a different set of encounters when it reopens, see The Charnel House (reopened).

This area is aboveground, indoors.

Without an air filter:

Disgusting Warehouse
This building smells like someone left it filled entirely with meat before they abandoned it, months ago.

You don't even want to consider going in there without a gasmask or something.

(You do not enter)

With an air filter:

You can get past the stench now and take your first step into the warehouse. It's like a whole other world.

Great rotten slabs of meat hang from the ceiling, explaining the stench, but there's a strange quality to the air. Almost like you're walking into someone else's dream.

BrassKnuckles25.jpg Combat Encounters Eclipse.jpg Etheric only
Peace-Patch.jpg Noncombat Encounters coffee.jpg Non-Etheric only
defaultitem.jpg Choice Encounters fishingpole.jpg Requires Fishing pole
LeatherJacket.jpg Gang Warfare Encounters PDA.jpg Can lead to a Hacking Encounter

BrassKnuckles25.jpg Combat Encounters

       Opponents        Encounter Text Notes
ghoul.jpg Walking between the rows of carcasses, you find yourself suddenly face to face with a twisted mockery of humanity. Drops determined by disturbing canvas visions
      GiantLarvae.jpg x2 You wind your way through a particularly familiar looking section of the charnel house.

As you pause to get your bearings, gigantic grubs burst from nearby carcasses. Just like in that damned painting!
Only after seeing them on a disturbing canvas.

Peace-Patch.jpg Noncombat Encounters

Encounter Result Notes
Stained Canvas Get a disturbing canvas
      Overpowering Stench Forces you out of the charnel house Only if you don't have an air filter

defaultitem.jpg Choice Encounters

Grande Garbage Can Con Il Topo

  1. Join the digging - Take 1-2 damage, Get 2-4 of disturbing canvas, protein bar, paper mache, pep pills, ancient candybar
  2. Attack the rat - Fight Rat King
  3. Meditate in it (If etheric and have Poltergeist Spark) - Learn: 2-3 of Ghoul Bite, Trash Simulacrum
  4. Leave it alone - Nothing

A Click

  1. Run! - If you have not unlocked the Massive Scar encounter, Fight 2 Ghouls, otherwise
    1. Charge through - Enter below the charnel house
    2. Face the ghouls - Fight 2 ghouls and gain 2 bonus XP in Will
  2. Sneak away - Fight 1 ghoul and gain 1 bonus XP Reflexes, or gain 3 XP in Reflexes.
  3. Remain motionless - Fight 2 ghouls and gain 1 bonus XP Will, or gain 3 XP in Will.

Slab of Rotting Meat

  1. Go inspect it - Fight Giant Maggot
  2. Ignore the slab - Gain 1 XP in Will
  3. Steal the chain - Fight Giant Maggot, gain hooked chain if successful

The Artist - Only after seeing the artist on a disturbing canvas

  1. Get his attention - Allows you to get the Massive Scar choice encounter. Subsequent attempts have no effect, but use 1 energy.
  2. Gun him down - Shoots him, destroying the Charnel House area and granting you the Pyro skill. Also take 614-944 damage
  3. Leave him be - Nothing

Massive Scar - Only after trying to get the artist's attention

  1. Head in - Leads to Below the charnel house
  2. Leave it alone - Gain 3 XP Will
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