Full Write Up of the Quest: Hell and Bach
In Savage Coast – The Secret World
Update 1.1 (TSW)
Hell and Bach : Step 1
- Brooklyn (Cora LV?)
“Examine Room 13 for clues.” Wicker’s journal is sitting at the edge of a bed. Clicking it gives the option to “enter room 13.” You flash back to a more stable version of Room 13. Check out Wicker’s journal again.
The Latin term “Orderint Dum Metuant” Yahoo answers suggests that the phrase means “let them hate, so long as they fear.”
Reader Nina, comments below:
“Oderint, dum metuant” means “Let them hate, as long as they fear”.
(The game has “orderint” instead of “oderint”; this is either a bad pun or an error.)
“Find a way to activate the séance circle.” Roll away the carpet and you will see the summoning circle.
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Hell and Bach : Step 2
“Travel to the location in the top photograph.”
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Hell and Bach : Step 3
“Travel to the location in the third photograph.”
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Entering updates the quest to “Find a way to activate the séance circle.
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Hell and Bach : Step 4
“Search the room for more information about Wicker’s past.”
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The quest updates to “Go to the location mentioned in the flyer.”
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Hell and Bach : Step 6
“Find a way to view Theodore Wicker’s lost lecture.” The museum is closed, but a scrawled note directs you to Wickers “private Youtube Channel” at -E11 ot Dewhurst.
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Interested in the Latin in this quest?
I should think that all four quotes point to a person travelling a lonesome path, convinced to be (or to have become, as in “Non sum qualis eram”) singled out in one way or the other: privileged, powerful, but also isolated and deprived of happiness, having left the world of joy and love behind:
“Oderint, dum metuant” (“Let them hate, as long as they fear”) is a fragment from a lost tragedy, said by Suetonius to have been often quoted by the Emperor Caligula, who was little loved by his people.
“Orbis non sufficit” (“The world is not enough”) is attributed to Alexander the Great. (And made famous again in recent times by the Bond family.)
“Non sum qualis eram” (“I am not the way I used to be”), in the two famous poems that have the line (Horace 4.1 and, quoting Horace, E. Dowson), refers to youth and love renounced or lost.
A person, I should add, also able and willing to transcend the limits of the secular world (“Orbis non sufficit”).
For Dowson’s poem, listen to this: