Writings of Astridax is a book written by Astridax that can be found on a bench near Alzbeta's Emporium on Lanilor Lane in Aleroth during the events of Divinity II: Flames of Vengeance.


Enslaving souls through items was an art used by ancient Orcs of Yuthul Gor. This ritual was long forgotten until a book was found describing it in full, gruesome detail. The book was sold by a certain character called Mysus, a bandit who is suspected to be part of the black market scene in Aleroth. The puzzling thing is that the book was originally found on one of sir Gula's expeditions to the far reaches of Rivellon. How it got to Mysus is a mystery. The ritual itself is quite barbaric and effective at the same time, like most of the Orc magic. In order to complete the ritual one needed to take an object that belonged to someone deceased and that was held dearly to them, physically and mentally. The Orcs believed that a person's life essence rubbed off on an object that was worn frequently. Combining the object with the incantation would result in the binding of souls to the items, thus creating ghost slaves.

– Writings of Astridax, Divinity II: Flames of Vengeance