Digging Deeper: Investigation Mission solution

Digging Deeper

Investigation Mission – Kingsmouth

Content update 1.2 addition

Henry Hawthorne in the Kingsmouth church begins Digging Deeper.  This quest is a follow-up to the Kingsmouth Code and you must complete that investigation to begin Digging Deeper.  Digging Deeper is the signature quest from the 1.2 content update of the same name.

Henry lets you know that there are tunnels throughout Kingsmouth and that Priest and Fletcher built the town above… and below.  You are advised by Henry to dig deeper, always deeper.

Digging Deeper: Stage 1, Find the entrance to the Illuminati Tunnels

Henry mentioned that you would hear sounds if you walk along Main Street.  Stepping in the right spot gives you an audial sound and a pulse.

Need Help finding a  secret door?

Spoiler:

Digging Deeper - Tunnel Entrance

Digging Deeper – The tunnel entrance

It’s at locati0n 366, 369

The quest updates to “Find a way to open the trapdoor.”  You view a lock with the statement Clavis Aurea.  This translates literally to “the golden key.”

Need Help Finding the Golden Key?

Spoiler:
You need the keys to the city.  Go to city hall, upstairs at 357, 355

Updates to Enter the tunnels.

Digging Deeper: Stage 2, Explore the Tunnels

Take a left (south), then a left and a right.  You will come to a set of symbols with a plaque above them

Occulus, rara avis

Need help with the doorway?

Spoiler:
which means “Occult, rare bird.”  Use the first and third symbols (remember your “Dawning of an Endless Night” symbols!
Digging Deeper - Solomon Priest's tomb

Digging Deeper – Solomon Priest’s tomb

 

Digging Deeper: Step 3, Explore the Tomb

Welcome to the tomb of Solomon Priest!  Opening the tomb reveals a lever, a symbol and a folded page.  Use the folded page.  You receive part 1 of a confessional.  Pick up the masonic artifact.  Use the lever to open the door if it closes..

The quest updates to unlock the southern door.  Return to the main intersection,  travel west and take a left.  You will find an aged book.

A Man who seeks Enlightenment shall set himself in Motion:  He shall show Appreciation for the Exertions of his Fellows, And make as a Church-Going Man does before Holy Symbols.  He shall show Great Disdain for the Trappings of Old Empire, And avert his Gaze from schemes Coiled and Chaotic.

Technically, you need the NORTH door, not the South one (maybe this will be fixed before live).  Head to the first intersection and go north.  You will find another set of symbols and a plaque, but this time a plaque which can’t be read.

Need Help opening the door?

Spoiler:
Without the plaque working it’s hard to guess why these work, but the Second and Fourth symbols opens the door.

Digging Deeper: Step 4, Explore the southern Tunnels

Digging Deeper - alphabet puzzle

I’ll take alpha beta for 100 dinarii Alexus!

You enter a library with a set of letters on the floor and a Lost Note.  Beware, there are traps here.  For instance, running up to the door across the letters leaves you poisoned for 10 seconds.  Reading the note reveals a new clue.

To proceed, write as a Learned Man would.  Look to Jerome’s Work on the two score and first Psalm, the eight part, the first Darkness.

Want to know a bit about this Jerome fellow?

Spoiler:
St. Jerome was a Catholic priest in the 5th century.  While he did a number of important things, his most significant life achievement was the translation from Hebrew of the Vulgate Latin Bible.  From this, we can assume that the Learned Man would speak in Latin (note, this isn’t the first investigation to make this connection).  Jerome also had a bit of obsession with descent into darkness too, once stating:

 Often I would find myself entering those crypts, deep dug in the earth, with their walls on either side lined with the bodies of the dead, where everything was so dark that almost it seemed as though the Psalmist’s words were fulfilled, Let them go down quick into Hell.[6] Here and there the light, not entering in through windows, but filtering down from above through shafts, relieved the horror of the darkness. But again, as soon as you found yourself cautiously moving forward, the black night closed around and there came to my mind the line of Vergil, “Horror ubique animos, simul ipsa silentia terrent.”

Need to know the solution?

Spoiler:

The Vulgate Bible is a Latin translation from Hebrew, written by St. Joseph.  In Latin, Psalms 41:8 states:

Abyssus abyssum invocat, in voce cataractarum tuarum;
omnia excelsa tua, et fluctus tui super me transierunt.

In English, this translates to:

Deep calleth on deep, at the noise of thy;
All thy heights and thy billows passed over me.

The clue tells you to pay attention to the first reference to darkness: ABYSSUS

I recommend that you turn off sprint and go into walk mode for this.  Move across each letter until you get to S.

Jump up and down ONCE on the letter S.

Step forward to U and then return to S.

The door should open.


Digging Deeper - music puzzle
This brings you to a room with a set of organ pipes and levers.  Once again, there is a note on the floor:

Should thy desires be thwarted; weep not for thyself, but for Dolandi.

You also have a visual clue that you need a part of a song:

Want to understand the clue:

Spoiler:
John Dowland wrote the lute song, Flow my tears, which became so popular that it became his signature song: Jo. Dolandi de Lachrimae.  You can hear the song at the Wikipedia link or see the full sheet music for the song too if you.

 Need the whole solution:

Spoiler:
  1. Half Note (2nd lever) and musical note A
  2. Dotted Half Note (1st lever) and musical note E
  3. Quarter Note (3rd lever) and musical note E
  4. Quarter note (3rd lever) and muical note G
  5. Quarter note (3rd lever) and musical note G

The Illuminati door opens!
Digging Deeper - Statue Puzzle

You are now in a room with an angel, a knight, a discuss thrower and a snake.

Need the solution?

Spoiler:
This is an emote puzzle.  Remember that book you found earlier?

A Man who seeks Enlightenment shall set himself in Motion:  He shall show Appreciation for the Exertions of his Fellows, And make as a Church-Going Man does before Holy Symbols.  He shall show Great Disdain for the Trappings of Old Empire, And avert his Gaze from schemes Coiled and Chaotic.

Discuss Thrower: /clap

Angel: /pray

Knight: /spit

Serpent: /covereyes

 

Digging Deeper: Step 5, Explore the tomb of Solomon Priest

You enter a room with a rather poor looking tomb.  There is a page nearby to examine:

So, Isaac Fletcher killed Solomon Priest and assumed his role as head of the order.  A third person, unnamed as yet, remained in London (aware of Fletcher’s treachery).  This third person came to America following Fletcher’s demise and moved the Illuminati to New York.

Digging Deeper: Step 6, Return to Kingsmouth

Phone in the quest and you are finished.
Digging Deeper - Templar conclusion

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3 Responses to Digging Deeper: Investigation Mission solution

  1. El Furioso says:

    So, what if you’re no longer carrying these symbols? I think I left them back in Innsmouth’s old block a few tiers back. Am I kinda screwed? Or is there a way to get another set?

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