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Endings for Salt and Sanctuary are noted in this page. This is of course spoiler-heavy so only consult the contents if you are ready for them.

The game ends if the player proceeds through the hallway after defeating the last boss: The Nameless God. You will enter a dark area with a well, and (if you talked to the Scarecrow at each location) a scarecrow that represents the god. Your actions at this point determine the ending. After doing one or the other ending, you will be thrown into the credits and then New Game Plus, starting from the beach.

 

Ending 1: Salvation

Find Salvation
Escape the island.

You may choose this ending by ignoring the scarecrow and going down the well instead. The ending dialogue is determined by your Creed:

The Three (Born of Salt / Devour'd by sea / From icy crypt / Deliver me)

Devara's Light (Ageless solace / Clasp'd by death / Curs'd no longer / Gasping breath)

The Iron Ones (Will of man / steel and stone / Wrest from sea / For iron home)

The Stone Roots (Strangl'd roots / In blackest sea / Shed chains of steel / 'Til vines grow free) 

Keepers of Fire and Sky (Stifled flame / In sea of ice / Looking tow'rds / Eternal sky)  

The House of Splendor: (Bearing gold / On failing flesh / freed from gaol / to splendid rest)

Order of the Betrayer (Viceroy of / Our god of blood / Spreading strife / In lands above)

 

Ending 2: Domination

Dominion
Become the new lord of the island.

This ending will not occur if you have not spoken to the Scarecrow at each location. If this is the ending you're after, you can backtrack to the location it should have shown up next. To choose this ending, you'll have to speak to the scarecrow a final time, and choose "take helm". This will convert you into the new Nameless God, ruler of The Island. You will obtain the Overlord Armor. Like the first ending, the dialogue you see is determined by your Creed:

The Three: (Burning cities / Bruis'd by war / Praise not the Three / I am the Fourth)

Devara's Light (This pantheon/ Of timeless gods/ Shall tremble at/ The spreading dark)

The Iron Ones (Superstitions / Fleeting gods / Crush'd and hewn / On bloodied rocks)

The Stone Roots (Ocean Black/ Invader's Blood/ Icy Sea/ To Wrathful Mud)

Keepers of Fire and Sky (Pow'r immense/ Searing cold/ Sky above/ And dark below)

The House of Splendor (Love of gold / Bitter heart / Plunge this splendor / Into dark)

Order of the Betrayer (Heart of Malice / Sewn in steel / Mete the master's / Wicked will)




    • 3 Endings.27 Aug 2016 11:00  

      SPOILERS!<br/><br/>I am fairly certain there are 3 endings - they depend on what you do at the end.<br/><br/>1. Jump Straight down the well, ignoring the Scarecrow entirely (You drown).<br/><br/>2. Speak to the Scarecrow, declining the helm, jump down the well (You submerge at sea).<br/><br/>3. Speak to the Scarecrow, take helm (You assume the role of the Nameless King, trapped on the island).<br/><br/>I could be wrong, but would like confirmation here.<br/>

      • Dominion16 Apr 2016 21:19  

        Anyone knows why he isnt showing up for me? I tried so many times to find him after the bloodless prince and he doenst show up. I did everything right: talked with him in village of smiles, castle of storms and now i have no idea why he os not at zigurrat of dust.

        • No creed ending?13 Apr 2016 09:39  

          Is it possible to pay to have sin removed, and remove your creed? I'm curious if the ending is different if there is no creed applied?

          • The Three and the Fourth?08 Apr 2016 04:15  

            So whats the ending for the Dominion Three implying? Is the Namless God like the real god of the world and the rest fake? Did he kill them or male them the forgotten judge,king,knight?

            • Dominion Ending without killing the last boss25 Mar 2016 13:45  

              I managed to get the Dominion Ending without actually killing the last boss. It may be a bug but you even without talking to him at each location, I have let the last boss kill me because i wanted to get some achievements before finishing my NG. I returned many times to the Castle of storm (second Location) and after the third talk, I had the choice to take the helm or not. Taking the helm immediately end the game and grand you the trophy.<br/><br/>http://psnprofiles.com/trophies/4436-Salt-and-Sanctuary/Ignisterra<br/><br/>I don't have the Palace achievement still I have the dominion achievement.

              • The trees23 Mar 2016 23:25  

                I just wanted to point out that the trees that grow more clear during the ending poems are also different between creeds. Devara's light has a singular bloated tree in the dominion ending, while the House of Splendor has a larger tree with spindling vines in the same ending. Worth getting some pictures of all the different trees, if possible.

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