??? is a mysterious dark entity in the deepest region of the Silent Expanse, and the main NPC for the quest A Hunter's Calling. During the quest, it uses clues to direct the player to visit various places from other quests, such as Ragni or WynnExcavation Site A. Through an unknown method, in each of these places, the player experiences a strange vision in which they help some person or group they have fought in the past, such as Bak'al or the Antikythera Supercomputer. When the player finishes their task and the vision ends, they are returned to ??? at the Portal to Dern. Throughout the quest, ??? makes many references to some sort of end that the player seeks and seems to claim the visions are its attempt at giving them one, and eventually gives the player the "end" of Hunted Mode at the end of the quest.