All Roads Lead to Rome
Investigation Mission – London
Content Patch 1.4 -
Content patch 1.4 brings us our first investigation mission (non faction) starting in London. Mama Abena in the Haitian Market gives out this investigation mission. Mama Abena tells you a bit about the backstory of magic in the Secret World and lets you know that the Templars (or I would imagine Illuminati or Dragon) don’t see the whole story. She sends you out on a mission to find the truth.
All Roads Lead to Rome, Step 1: Follow Mama Abena’s guidance.
I’m not sure how many times she could have hinted at the Fallen King. Heck, he’s even mentioned in your quest journal. Let’s start there!
All Roads Lead to Rome, Step 2: Figure out what’s so special about the stones
The Mad King talks a bit about the Romans and the stones at your feet. Rome built much of what endures from early England and the stones at your feet do have an interesting symbol. Check it out! The quest updates to:
Figure out where the stones lead
The mosaic updates to 12 interactable objects. Most of these are simply loose cobblestones. However, some have words:
3-oclock: SUB (under)
4-oclock: Maximus (important)
5-oclock: Arbor (tree)
7-oclock: ILLE (he)
8-oclock: Flevit (wept)
9-oclock: Dixit (said)
10-oclock: Inferius (below)
11-oclock: Sicut (as)
12-oclock: Superius (higher)
Want to figure out how to speak Cobblestone?
The quest updates to:
Follow the paths of memory
It’s a glittery trail. Follow it. This takes you down into the London sewers, with a door located at 248, 259. Enter the Londinium Excavation. The quest updates to:
Explore the Excavation
You have a map marker, follow it. You will pass up a couple of lingering caretakers, one of whom is kneeling beside a Broken Sword hilt. Approaching this one leads to the caretaker scuttling off to the West.
All Roads Lead to Rome, Step 3: Inspect the Image
Inspecting the hilt gives you three action spots on a head. The quest updates to:
Complete the image
You need a mouth and two eye sockets
Need Help finding the west eye socket?
Need Help finding the east eye socket?
Need Help finding the mouth?
The quest updates to:
All Roads Lead to Rome, Step 3: Proceed Further into the temple
Figure out how to open the earthgate
Consequuntur Veneris Alter, Alter Mercurii Cursus, in Infimoque Orbe Luna Radiis Solis Accensa Convertitur
Need Help with your Latin?
Followed by all of Venus and Mercury running and, in the rays of the Sun, the Moon revolves lighted sphere still lower
Need Help figuring out the puzzle?
The quest updates to: Finish the Roman Journey
You are confronted with a room entering Agartha (or something similar) with a Custodian. You need to finish an Agartha summoning animation (or several actually). Head over to the portal, you will start channeling the animation. Fight the custodian if needed until you update. The custodian will periodically go into a machine breakdown, you can use this to get an extra casting animation in as needed. Once complete you can exit to Agartha.
This brings you out to a new Agartha entrance, quite a ways from any regularly used entrance. R. Sonnac gives you some disturbing information about Romans and roads… but its pretty ambiguous.