The palace was a spiritual retreat center founded by a cultist named Cyrus. Its architecture is based on Indian and Nepalese buildings, as it looks similar to a Buddhist temple. Cyrus, the founder of the temple, created a cult based on self-enlightenment, spirituality and willpower, and offered to everyone a path to enlightenment.
After the Great War, the cultists took advantage of their isolated location and spiritual bond and survived in the temple. Later, when the Diehards established contact with them, both groups started making deals, as trading or making a copy of the Margie McClintock key holotape.
Apparently, the entire cult disappeared literally overnight, as the Diehards found the next day after visiting them, when they went back to the temple and it was empty.
There is a back entrance to the palace that gives access through the basement. There are two chemistry stations, a tinker's workbench, an armor workbench, and a weapons workbench all in the basement and a cooking station in the kitchen.
- Child's note - Inside of the highest gazebo on the pond.
- Cyrus's concern - Holotape, on an office desk in the basement.
- Incense complaint - Note, on a desk in the western room near the north entrance.
- About the noise - Note, sitting on a desk next to a television, close to the north entrance.
- Margie's goodbye note - In Margie's backpack on the roof of the palace.
- Palace admin password - In a dresser on the ground floor during the quest Key to the Past.
- Pillars of Transcendence - Holotape, in the holotape duplication terminal during Key to the Past.
- Diehards key fragment - Holotape, can be duplicated from the holotape duplication terminal during Key to the Past.
- Unsent letter - Note, inside of the upper rooms, in the same are as the small bar, sitting under a night stand.
- Random Vault-Tec bobblehead - In the basement, same area as the fusion generator. Inside the shallow water below the machinery on the north-west side. The bobblehead is touching north-eastern "leg" of the machine.
- Random magazine - Below a red couch on the top floor, directly above the north entrance.
- Random armor plan - On top of an empty filing cabinet opposite of the tinker's workbench in the access tunnel, on the far right.
- Random recipe - In the kitchen area, next to the sink.
- Random weapon mod - Inside the basement, within a metal surgical table, inside the first shelf.
- Two fusion cores:
- In a generator in the basement.
- On the metal shelves next to the generator in the basement.
The Palace of the Winding Path appears only in Fallout 76.
Behind the scenesEdit
- The Palace of the Winding Path is based on Prabhupada's Palace of Gold, a memorial shrine constructed in 1979 by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness and dedicated to the movement's founder.
- In the tower where the child's note is found, there is a stack of three teddy bear variants that resembles the main characters of We Bare Bears, an animated television series that began airing in 2015.