The End of Days Event

TSW Guide for the 2012 Holiday Event:

The End of Days Event

The End of Days Event is now LIVE!  

The event is scheduled to run from now (Dec 21st) until Jan 7th.

(Background information on the event ARG can be found here)

Tanya Short’s Event Blog

(Note from TSWGuides:  Unfortunately, this event was built and released as we are heading out of town for the holidays.  Therefore, it is unlikely we will have a complete guide for some time.  We wish all our readers a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  If you wish to submit any information for this event to the site, please email me at and we will happily credit you with the information)

Irusan, The King of the Cats

I’m telling you, if the Mayans get this whole end of the world prediction wrong, they are finished. There is just no walking back from that big of a mistake.

End of Days Event Content:

A new Contest from Funcom:  Information on the contest can be found at this link.

The contest runs the length of the event,and gives special rewards to the highest participants over the course of the season.  Rewards include a pet and special title!

 Seasonal Achievements: End of Days 0/7

  1. The Big Picture – Complete all End of Days Achievements
  2. Quetzal Catcher – Find all Lore for End of Days (5 Total)
  3. Merry Mayan Prophecy- Complete all Seasonal Missions
    1. The End Of Something
    2. Resplendent Wisdom
    3. Harvesting The Sun
    4. Nameless Days
    5. The Final Countdown
  4. Ghost of Ages Past- Kill 3 Harbringers of the Nameless Days
    1. Harbringer of New England
    2. Harbringer of Egypt
    3. Harbringer of Transylvania
  5. Down for the Count – Kill Bolon Yakte’ K’uh at his full strength
  6. Busted Bones - Kill Bolon Yakte’ K’uh while critically impared by Skull Collector.
  7. Unidentified Flying Objective – Get the Quenzol to help you during the Bolon Yakte’ K’uh fight



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Patch 1.2 – Issue #2: Digging Deeper

TSW Guide to Digging Deeper

Update 1.2

Update #2 hits the Secret World

September 12, 2012

You can view the patch notes for Patch 1.2  (coming soon!)

Funcom The Secret World Issue 2 Digging Deeper

Nip and Tuck, anyone?

Featured Content

  • Digging Deeper – Henry Hawthorne in the Kingsmouth church starts this continuation of the Kingsmouth Code. (Note:  Player must first have completed Kingsmouth Code Quest line)
  • Death and Axes – Everyone’s favorite inn-keeper Sophie has started to get some very bad feelings that something in afoot in Besieged Farmlands.  Follow this quest line to learn the truth!
  • Strangers from a Strange Land – This investigation mission starts to tie together the main story-line of Solomon Island with the lore of both Darkness Wars and Polaris!  In this quest, Red has information about Solomon Island’s Viking past!
  • Singing Stones:  Iele in the Shadowy Forest needs help reviving singing stones.  Learn the secrets of the songs of the Forest.

Character Customization Options

Ockham’s Razor – Located just outside the Agartha entrance in London, Ochham’s Razor is a barber shop that allows players to change the look and color of their hair, as well as makeup options. The cost for Ochham’s Razor services are currently set at 200,000 pax.
The Modern Prometheus – Located in a questionable looking warehouse in New York, the Modern Prometheus allows players to change the appearance of their facial features. The cost of this plastic surgery is currently set at 1,000,000 pax.

A New Auxiliary Weapon

Starting at your faction base, once you hit ‘acceptable’ faction levels — Rank 6, or higher, players will be offered a quest to open Auxiliary Weapons. Currently the only Auxiliary weapon offered in TSW is the Rocket Launcher.  Unlocking the rocket launcher requires completion of the Venetian Missile Crisis quest line.

Similar to active weapons in TSW, you will have a ability wheel for your auxiliary weapons. While the rocket launcher is currently the only weapon available on the wheel, there are slots for 9 auxiliary weapons (3 melee, 3 ranged, and 3 magic).

The SP for Rocket Launcher works the same as other weapons. In order to max our your Rocket Launcher Skill you will need to put 55 points into the skill line (rank 10). The Rocket launcher tree contains 7 abilities. 4 active, and 3 passive.

Each ability costs 50 points to unlock (for a total cost of 350 AP)

These include:
Active (can be slotted in the new 8th active slot)

  • Pop Shot: (1 sec activation / 15 second recycle) TAoE – Affects up to 5 enemies in a 5 meter radius around your target.
  • Clusterstruck: (1.5 sec activation / 30 second recycle) GTA0E – Affects up to 5 enemies in a 5 meter radius around the target point
  • Death From Above: (Instant / 40 second recycle) You rocket jump 15 meters forward hitting up to 5 enemies in a 5 meter radius where you take off and where you land, dealing physical damage. Deals 9% of your maximum health as damage to you when activated.
  • Big Red Button: (2 sec activation / 90 second recycle) TAoE – Affects up to 5 enemies in a 5 meter radius around your target

Passive (can be slotted in the new 8th passive slot)

  • Range Finder: Increase the attackrange of all Rocket Launcher abilities by 5 meters
  • Rocket Science: Reduced the recharge time of Rocket Launcher abilities by 50%
  • Warhead: Increases the damage dealt by Rocker Launcher abilities by 15%

A full rework of the Lair System

Within each zone, there is a region called a “Lair” which contains Elite Q10 mobs.  Kingsmouth Quest: Unto the Beach, Savage Coast Quest: Sinking Feeling, Blue Mountain Quest: the House Always Wins.  Scorched Desert Quest: Return of the Red Nights, Carpathian Fangs: Beyond the Iron Curtain.

In 1.2, the region will now be outlined in dark red on your map, warning unknowing players and keeping them from wandering into the hostile territory unprepared.

Inside the primary entrance to each lair is a repeatable mission. This mission allows players to chose region boss pattern pieces for that region, and aides in completing the puzzle sections.

These Missions are:

  • From Beyond the Iron Curtain (The Carpathian Fangs)
  • The Spoils of Cold War (The Shadowy Forest)
  • Midnight Mass (The Besieged Farmlands)
  • Sinking Feelings (The Savage Coast)
  • Unto the Beach (Kingsmouth)
  • Citadel of Pain (City of the Sun God)
  • Return of the Red Nights (The Scorched Desert

Additional lair changes include:

  • All lair mobs now have a chance to drop Bind on Pickup rare core items.
  • All Lair bosses will now drop two Bind on Pickup rare items, 1 rare signet, 1 rare Glyph kit, and two Region boss blueprints.
  • All Region bosses will now drop a loot bag containing 2-4 blueprints to summon that boss, 3 epic Bind on Pickup items, 1 epic signet, 1 epic Glyph kit and a unique Raid Puzzle Piece.

LFG Interface
Players can now use the in-game LFG interface when looking for groups. These can be accessed via the Shift+C keyboard shortcut.

Finally, Digging Deeper includes -

Two new Nightmare Dungeons – The Facility and Hell Eternal


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HOT Based Fist/Blood Healing with Damage Builder

HOT based Fist/Blood healing with Damage Builder:

The HOT based Fist/Blood healing build is similar to the one above.  Instead of focusing on burst healing, you focus on your HOTs.

The build is:

Pack Leader
The Scarlet Arts (Blood Consumer)
Vigour or Empathy
Creature Comfort (Claw Consumer)
Radiance (Elite Consumer)
Mad Skills (By using bloodline as your builder, it allows you to use passives that activate only by damage abilities.  This means spells such as “Mad Skills” will proc)
Hot Iron
Making Amends

In general, this build is the counterpart of the Burst Healing Build.  However, instead of healing with burst healing, you are healing with use of HOTs.  There are a number of folks out there who really like the effects of Creature Comfort and Radiance combined, which require a different load-out of passives.  By removing the direct healing from this build, you free up a few passive slots.  These can be replaced as you wish, however I just included Sublety into the build.

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Burst Healing with Damage Builder

Burst Based Fist/Blood healing with Damage Builder:  

The benefits of this build is that by building with a blood dps ability, it allows you to use two ability consumers, instead of just one.  There is some discussion of the viability of a damage based builder, however keeping it as an option is always good.

Pack Leader
The Scarlet Arts or Exquisite Corpse  (Blood Consumer)
Vigour or Empathy
Surgical Steel (Claw Consumer)
Fired Up (Elite Consumer)
Mad Skills (By using bloodline as your builder, it allows you to use passives that activate only by damage abilities.  This means spells such as “Mad Skills” will proc)
Healing Sparks
Hot Iron
Shadow Medic
Optional changes:  Including Alpha Wolf, Subtlety (if needed), Trade Bloodline for Open Vein and use Chain Misery on fights with Healing or Barriers, Ready for more if a dispel is needed.
 This is the basic upgrade from my elite healing build found HERE.  It swaps out a few abilities that I have since found to be upgrades or improvements from my elite healing build.
As stated before, the inclusion of a dps based builder allows you to build two resources at once.  Additionally, you can use Mad Skills & Culmination by using this builder, allowing some passive healing as well as an increase in Crit rate.
Finally, I have included either The Scarlet Arts or Exquisite Corpse as your blood consumer.  As long as Exquisite corpse is bugged, it is clearly the better ability.  However, since we will not to focus our builds around bugged abilities and exploits, I would suggest using The Scarlet Arts.  It will not make you reliant on use of a bugged ability/expolit.  


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TSW Guide Unleashed: our overview of the 1.1 patch

TSW Guide Unleashed

Carter Unleashed, Patch 1.1 hits the Secret World


With the 1.1 patch now available for live play, Ryahl and I have put together our TSW Guide Unleashed!  This is a list of what to expect, as well as some advice and quest help links.

You can view the patch notes for Patch 1.1 here

TSW Guide Unleashed list

  • Carter Unleashed promotional image

    Innsmouth Academy’s all-star witch gets her own story line!

    Carter Unleashed – Pre-requisite: must have completed “the Rec Center can not hold” – Quest Giver – Carter, Innsmouth Academy

  • Crime and Punishment  - Quest giver, Sam Krieg (upstairs in lighthouse, use elevator)
  • Hell and Bach –  Quest giver – Daniel Bach, Overlook Hotel
  • Funeral Crasher –  Quest Starter – Eleanor Franklin
  • The 3rd Age –  Quest Starter – Nefertari
  • Red Handed – Quest Starter – Doctor Varias
  • The Pick-Up – Pre-requisite: must have completed “Rolls Downhill” – Quest starter – Che Guavera

Other then Carter Unleashed, which is an action mission, the next 5 quests in the list are Investigation quests, and therefore have a number of fairly complex (ie, not overly intuitive) steps.  The final one, the Pickup, is a stealth/Infiltration mission revealing a bit more detail about the mysterious Cassie King.  If you get stuck on any step of these quests, full write-ups for each new quest is available at each links above. In addition to using “spoiler safe text” (ie, you can not accidentally spoil something you are not wanting to spoil), TSWGuides takes an extra step by detailing to you not only the answer, how we got it, but we also explain how it fits into the story (if needed).

In addition to the new quests, players will find a new trading exchange available in the major cities.  There are also two new nightmare dungeons, the Ankh and Hell Fallen.

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TSW Lore

TSW Lore

Locations for Lore Updates

Welcome to our new and improved TSW Lore page.

The new page takes advantage of embedded Google docs and is more consistent with the layout for our Builds and Mods pages.  Unfortunately, this means we lose the user comments from our previous pages.  But, this gives us a single, centralized comment area making things easier to keep up to date.

In the table below, you will find our entire outdoor TSW Lore database.  Dungeon lore locations can be found in the respective dungeon overview.

TSW Lore locations are sorted into tabs based on their primary locations.  This is more consistent with the way TSW records items into your lore guide.

The exception is that we have placed “peoples” in the region their lore is obtained.  So, Wabanaki lore is in Maine, Marya lore in Egypt and Draculesti lore in Romania.

Additionally, we have split the global lore into two components.  TSW Lore that relates to one of the secret societies (the three factions, Orochi, Phoenecians, Kingdom, etc.) lands on one tab with the game wide global lore (Buzzing, the Filth, etc.) receiving its own tab.

TSW Lore locations that are completely filled out are ones that I have picked up myself.  If a reader has commented on the location, but I have not yet obtained it, I have it listed as a note.  As soon as I pick it up, I complete the full table and credit the submitter for the find.

There is one big problem with the lore table though.  I got a bit lazy assembling the Romania lore.  Instead of keeping a table, I simply annotated my in-game map.  Unfortunately, at times I omitted the lore # in the annotation.  If readers can correct this, I will happily credit the submission.

The table is not yet complete.  If you find lore that I don’t have tabled, please submit it as a comment below. Once I get a chance to verify it, we’ll add it to the lore list and credit you for your discovery.  Additionally, readers are encouraged to check out the comments themselves.  Lore tends to be one of many projects I juggle and there are sometimes lags between reader comments and table updates.

The TSW Lore Listing


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Red Handed

TSW Guides: Red Handed

In Besieged Farmlands – The Secret World

Patch 1.1 (TSW)

TSWGuides is pleased to provide this full walk through for the quest Red Handed.  Red Handed was added in the 1.1, Carter Unleased, patch.  The investigation mission continues the exploration into the past of Doctor Varias’ father.  Doctor Varias can be found in Besieged Farmlands.  As is the case with all of our TSW Guides, we use spoiler text to cover up the solutions.  Simply open the box for the step you are having problems with to receive the information needed to finish the step.

Red Handed: Step 1

“Diagnose and Treat the First patient.”  

Vancomycin – used to treat colitis (intestinal inflammation) after antibiotic treatments (this is an antibiotic)
Boric Acid – used as an antiseptic
Oxicodone – used to treat moderate to severe pain
Diazepam – relieves anxiety, muscle spasm and seizures, to control agitation and alcohol withdrawl
Thioridazine – used to treat schizophrenia and depression, in people who have ben treated with 2 other medicines which failed to help or who have experienced severe side effects
Fluoxetine – a treatment for post traumatic stress disorder
Chloroquine – steroid sparing agent for asthma
Gabapentin – for acute postoperative pain in adults or chronic neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia
Phenazone – is an analgesic (painkiller) and antipyretic (reduces fever)
Paracetamol – pain reliever and fever reducer, common for headaches, cold and flu


Now, with that information, it’s time to get  yourself Red Handed and treat the patients!  Enjoy your time as a battlefield orderly, no malpractice insurance required.

Treat Patient #1 - Patient #1 mild spasms in jaw muscles, breathing problems.  suspicious that it is caused by filthy blood.

This is a description for tetanus.  Treat with Diazepam.

Treat Patient #2 - Patient #2 headache, nausea, fever, vomiting.  Plasmodium falciparum in blood…

that’s severe malaria.  Treat with Chloroquine

Treat Patient #3 - Patient #3 Fever, chills and severe shaking, confusion and dizziness.  Small red dots on the skin, rapid breathing and heartbeat, reduced urination.  Cleaned and bandaged a nasty wound on this one, but it may have become infected.

The problem seems to be the result of the operation.  Treat with vancomycin.

Examine Patient #4 Aggressive behavior, hallucinations, delusions, excessive production of saliva, fever, sweating and a sustained erection.  This is rabies and at this point I can only make the patient comfortable.

Red Hand: Step 2

“Read the doctor’s diary.”  ”Find the clue encrypted in the diary.”

decyphering this text will advance the quest
Being married to a bio-chem major helps a lot here.


Hint: The periodic number corresponds to a letter in the alphabet.

Hint: Head to the tavern and look for further clues
In the tavern, upstairs in the room with the cat, there is a picture that you can inspect.  The picture is a woman holding a pitchfork.

Red Handed: Step 3

“Find the location mentioned in the note.”  
There are holy places here in the village.  At the holy church there is a holy man.  That holy man owns a holy book.  If you strip away the holyness from this message, the truth of my research will be revealed.

The words and the layout of the words both mean something

Go to the church and see a man about a book.  Entering the church updates the message to “Decipher the clues from the note to locate the research.”  Sitting beside Hasdatean is a bible, check it out.  This appears to be a Romanian version of Jeremiah 2: 6-13

this Bible Passage is an important part of the next step


EVERY Bible in the church opens to the same passage.  What else could it be?  Well, the quest doesn’t tell you to look at the Bible, it tells you to decipher the clue in the NOTE.  It turns out that the picture from the taverna needs to be overlaid on the bible.  Remove the word Holy from the picture and you will uncover a clue in the Bible.  That clue needs to be deciphered using the chemistry transmutation from earlier.  We have some indication that this step will be changed at some point forwards, but for now this is what it is.
Go around the back of the church.  In the back is a mound of dirt at 896, 1223.  Uncover it to advance the quest.  I’ll be frank, I have NO IDEA how these two clues add up to a mound of dirt out back, but it advances the quest all the same.

Red Handed: Step 4

” Upload the research to your HQ.”  The password hint is:
There is a message written within us all.  My research is understanding the meaning of teh message written between 45477804 and 45481340.  The link is here, and to understand my research, you need to understand the link.
hese are two strands of DNA and there is a link between them in research.  Removal of this protein leads to the disease Porphyria, which can cause pain, light sensitivity and other ailments.  Porphyria happens to also be the password!  Upload the files and you are all done.

Red Handed is not the only quest involving Doctor Varias and his father.  The senior Professor Varias was a researcher with the Red Hand (hence, Red Handed).  Both of Doctor Varias’s other quests involve the Red Hand.  Additionally, two item quests in the zone and the dungeon the Facility also relate to the material from Red Handed.

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Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment: TSW Guide

Sam Krieg, Savage Coast Lighthouse

Patch 1.1 (TSW)

Crime and Punishment investigates the back story of author Sam Krieg’s activity on Solomon Island.  Sam tells you, “Upon the wicked shall fall the rain of fire and brimstone,” during this cut-scene he also focuses on the amusement park and Innsmouth Academy.  Crime and Punishment is an investigation mission added in the 1.1 patch, Carter Unleashed.  This TSW Guide, as with all of our quest guide, features spoiler hints.  Simply reveal the solution you need without spoiling the remainder of the quest!
Finding Sam can be a bit tricky.  If this is your first trip to the lighthouse, Sam is upstairs.  Enter the elevator and use the box (it’s a bit hard to find it’s action spot).  Once upstairs, follow the ramp to the top of the lighthouse and talk to Sam.

Crime and Punishment: Step 1/5

 ”Find evidence of Krieg’s research into the island.”  
Read Sam’s discarded letter, beside him.  He had to abandon his car at an intersection with the stupidest sentimental name.  “Find Sam Krieg’s Car”
Need Help Finding Sam’s Car?
Head up the road to location 752, 375.  This is where Lover’s Regret meets Hopes End.

Crime and Punishment: Teir 2/5

“Trace Kring’s route back to the informant.”  Use the GPS to find the informant.  Right click on the GPS unit, it will play back to you the last directions that Sam took.
From the nearest road, go East 200 yards.  Take the second exit on the right and continue 500 yards.  (Along the way you will have a turn, stay on the road).  Turn left on the next road.  The GPS then shuts off.
Need Help solving the GPS puzzle?
In reverse order you will:  Head away from the lighthouse road by taking a right.  Go 500 yards, then turn left.  You should be heading West.  Go 200 yards.  It will leave you at the Gas station.  Go there for the update

Crime and Punishment: Tier 3

 Use the garbage can at the Gas station.  You get a picture, taken at a house, and a web address.
Crime and Punishment: One of Sam's best books

Sam Krieg’s book, The Resident Horror

Need Help Finding the House?
You need to find the house in the picture.  It is at 463, 717 (to the east).  This is the house across the street from John Wolf.Tier 4

“Find a way inside the house.”  There is a basement around the back of the house.  It requires a 4-digit code to enter.

Need Help Finding the Code?
It turns out that our fans website states that you know you’re obsessed when: “Your four-digit security codes all come from his books.”  The passcode is 8237, the final four ISBN digits of “the Resident Horror,” one of his favorite books.  Enter the basement.

Crime and Punishment: Tier 5

“Access the informant’s files.”  You need a password, “Foucault’s Pendulum – hardcover original” is your clue

Need Help with the password?
9780151327652 is the 13-digit ISBN for this book.  It also happens to be the passcode.  Go ahead and read all the entries, Sam’s fan was quite the nutcase!  NOTE:  This answer is language specific.  
Brauchen Sie Hilfe mit dem Passwort?
If you are playing on the German Client, your answer is 3446153950.   Thanks to Balin23 for the heads-up)
Avez-vous besoin d’aide avec le mot de passe?
I would suspect that if you are playing on the French client, your answer would be:  either 2724260783 or 978-2724260786 (with or without the dash).  However, the French version of this quest is bugged as of 3-Aug.
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The Pickup

The Pickup: TSW Guide

Infiltration Mission Video Enhanced Walkthrough

The Pickup is an infiltration mission added in patch 1.1, Carter Unleashed.  This quest takes you into Freddie Beaumont’s tunnel hideout in Kingsmouth.  Cassandra King needs help retrieving an item from Freddie’s possession.  The quest is given by Che Guevara and requires completion of “Rolls Downhill” before you can take this one out.  This solution, as with all of our TSW Guides, contains spoiler text so you only read the solution you need.

The Pickup: Step 1

“Enter the maintenance tunnels and escort Cassandra.”

The Pickup: Step 2

“Escort Cassandra through the security.”

Need Help Bypassing the Security?
The main thing to pay attention to are the motion cameras.  These are circular light systems visible in the second hallway.  There are only two of them and they are easy to avoid.

The Pickup: Step 3

“Use the security grid to neutralise the intruders.”  

Need Help Neutralizing the Intruders?
Each click of the grid cycles a set of horizontal lasers near the walking guards. You simply have to trigger a laser in front of a walking guard to kill the two guards.

The Pickup: Step 4

“Choose a door.”  

Need Help Picking a Door?
Picking the wrong door isn’t terrible, but it may release some Draug for you to fight.  There is one correct door, it’s not random.  You want the door on the right.

The Pickup: Step 5

“Cross the electric grid.”  

Don’t walk straight across.  This is actually a fairly simple, if winding, path.  I find it is best to Angle your camera up near the roof, so that it is looking down at the floor, When you do that, t’s pretty easy to see your way through the electric grid

The Pickup: Step 6

“Disable the security system.”

Each time you throw a lever, one (or more) of the three lights switch from red to green (or vice versa).  Your goal is to turn all three lights to green.

Need Help Disabling the security system?
Down Up Down UP

The Pickup: Step 7

“Leave the maintenance tunnels.”

If you are playing through TSW for the first time, the cut-scene from Cassie is actually quite significant.  She is a mysterious, but apparently important, player in the Secret World.  You will encounter her again while working on Dawning of an Endless Night.

Video Enhanced: Full video walk-through for the Pickup


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Hell and Bach – TSW Guides Investigation Walk-through

Full Write Up of the Quest:  Hell and Bach

In Savage Coast – The Secret World

Update 1.1 (TSW)

Hell and Bach is an investigation quest introducted in the 1.1 Patch for TSW, Carter Unleashed.  The quest is offered by Daniel Bach at the Overlook Hotel in Savage Coast.  The quest follows the history of Theodore Wicker.

Hell and Bach :  Step 1

“Examine Bach’s research.”
Hell and Bach :  Daniel Bach's Notes

“Latin, fuckin latin.  But I’ll tell you Theo you’re not the only one w/ a classical education.”

  1. Soho
  2. Brooklyn (Cora LV?)
  3. Maine
That’s the information Daniel Bach passes on as you begin the quest.

“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.)

Hell and Bach, Wicker's Journal

“Find a way to activate the séance circle.”  Roll away the carpet and you will see the summoning circle.

Need Help using the summoning circle?

You have to type out ORDERINT DUM METUANT in demon glyph. Be careful, because the floor circle does NOT align with the diagram in the book.

Click on the image for a full screen solution

Hell and Bach, the Room 13 Solution


Hell and Bach :  Step 2

“Travel to the location in the top photograph.”

Need Help finding the location?

Head to Agartha and Brooklyn.  Go into the sewers near the Illuminati headquarters and look for a sewer cover at 307, 347.  Quest updates to “Find a way to activate the sceance circle.”

Need Help solving the New York puzzle?

There is a piece of equipment nearby with graffiti on it… in Latin!

Non Sum Qualis Eram, or “I am not what I was.”

Click on the image for a full screen solution

Hell and Bach, New York Solution

Hell and Bach :  Step 3

“Travel to the location in the third photograph.”

Need Help finding the location in the third photograph?
Travel to London.  You are looking for a doorway to a basement apartment at 166, 205.

Entering updates the quest to “Find a way to activate the séance circle.

Need Help solving the London puzzle?
Wicker has carved into the roof, “Orbis Non Sufficit,” which translates to The World is Not Enough.

Click on the image for a full screen solution



Hell and Bach :  Step 4

“Search the room for more information about Wicker’s past.”

  Need Help solving Wicker’s past?

There is a journal on a nearby desk, check it out.  You have to use the cipher you decoded from the past clues to uncover the symbols.  The first pair of words is TABULA RASA, “or blank slate” which references the location to visit.  The second word is SEPTIMUS which means “the seventh”

Hell and Bach, known letters

Need Help Getting into Wicker’s room?
At the tabula rasa, buy a room key for Septimus from the concierge.  Use the key on the cube and head up to Wicker’s room.  The quest updates to “listen to the cassette tape” following that “examine the briefcase.”  You see a picture of a Wicker lecture with symbols on it.  The symbols translate to Ad August per Angusta, which translates to “August through the strait (or narrow).”  

The quest updates to “Go to the location mentioned in the flyer.”

Need Help finding the location mentioned in the flyer?
The flyer mentions going to the Occult Museum, which is to the SW of the Templar HQ at 296, 270.

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.

Need Help deciphering the note?
This turns out to be the name ELLIOT DEWHURST.  Checking for him and lecture on Youtube leads you to:

Interested in the Latin in this quest?

Nina comments:

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:

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