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 aela.eq2@gmail.com 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:

Actives: 
Bloodline
Pack Leader
The Scarlet Arts (Blood Consumer)
Vigour or Empathy
Creature Comfort (Claw Consumer)
Cauterise
Radiance (Elite Consumer)
Passive:
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)
Subtlety
Hot Iron
Empowerment
Making Amends
Brawler
Culmination

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.

Actives: 
Bloodline
Pack Leader
The Scarlet Arts or Exquisite Corpse  (Blood Consumer)
Vigour or Empathy
Surgical Steel (Claw Consumer)
Cauterise
Fired Up (Elite Consumer)
Passive:
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
Empowerment
Shadow Medic
Brawler
Culmination
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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Funeral Crasher

Funeral Crasher: TSW Guide

Full Solution – Spoiler text

 

Funeral Crasher is an investigation mission added in the 1.1 patch, Carter Unleashed.  This quest, given by Eleanor Franklin in the Blue Mountains is a puzzle mission, requiring a Morse Code and a sound-matching solution.  As with all of our TSW Guides, this guide features spoiler text so you only get help on the step you need!

Eleanor informs you that the ghosts (and cats) are spooked.  She notes that it all began the other night with a large commotion taking place just down the road (no specific direction given).  She also tells you she isn’t getting out the Quija board to find out what’s got them upset.

Funeral Crasher: Step 1

“Find the Board.”  

Need help finding the Quija board?

Spoiler:
The board is upstairs on a table at 848, 289.

Funeral Crasher: Step 2

“Find the location indicated by the board.”  The board tells you that:

IT RAGES LOCKED INSIDE 23383 IY

Need Help with IT RAGES LOCKED INSIDE 23383 IY?

Spoiler:
The 23383 IY Google matches to a Steven King novel which tells you that those numbers match a license plate in Maine.  There is a van off the road near the mansion at 763, 450.  Use the license plate.

Funeral Crasher: Step 3

“Find a clue about the protocols used by the Orochi team.  Find a clue about what the van carried.” There are two Orochi tablets nearby.

One tells you that the item was transported (or to be transported) to the Orochi base camp.

The other gives you the protocols for “highly dangerous Condition 4.”

1.  Report to Orochi Core
2.  Review Special Protocols Documents
3.  Respond to the situation
* barring the statistically unlikely event of a thaumaturgical security failure

www.orochi-group.com/resources/spec_protocols.html

Funeral Crasher: Step 4

The quest updates to “Find a clue about where the spirit went.”  Clicking on the document again gives you a flashing set of headlights.  Morse code!

Full Speed Morse Code


Need a hand transcribing the Morse Code?

Spoiler:
-.. . .- - …. .– .-.. -.- … - …. . .-.. .- -.. -.– .—-. … .–. .- - ….


Half Speed Morse Code

Need a solution to the Morse code?

Spoiler:
Which translates to “Death wlks the Lady’s path.”

Curious about why the message is spelled the way it is?

Spoiler:
When we initially worked on Funeral Crasher, the typo in WLKS through us.  We have gone back over it a few times and don’t see the “a” that would in theory be in WLKS.  We transcribed WALKS into morse, which would be  .– .- .-.. -.- …  There is clearly a .- missing.  Considering the situation going on in the story, it seems likely that the Orochi agents messed up their code.

Need help to find where to go?

Spoiler:
Joanna’s path is directly behind the Franklin Mansion.  Joanna is part of the Franklin mansion history, she’s very deceased.  You need to be dead to walk the lady’s trail.  Either find a cooperative Ak’ab, or simply use /reset and suicide.  The quest updates at a corpse at 919, 184.  ”Examine the corpse.”

“Find the spirit’s hiding place.”

The Funeral Crasher spirit “Condition 4” is a Wraith, per the Orohchi protocols.  These are apparently very nasty manifestations!

Need help finding the spirit?

Spoiler:
You are looking for one located at the back of the mansion.  Approaching the spirit gives you the update.

Funeral Crasher: Step 5

“Banish the angry spirit.”

The Spirit can be interacted with.  This is a musical puzzle.  If you get the puzzle wrong, using the spirit should reset the puzzle giving you a fresh start.  We recorded just the sounds in the video below.  You can use this, pause and repeat at your leisure, to help solve this step of the Funeral Crasher puzzle.

Notes for the Musical Puzzle

Need help with the musical solution?

Spoiler:
If you stand where the spirit is, facing the sirens, the tone of the puzzle matched 3, 1, 4, 5.  However, you want to BANISH her, not summon her.  So, use 5, 4, 1, 3.


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Carter, Unleashed

Carter, Unleashed: Patch 1.1 Headline Quest

Full Walk-through with Spoilers

Carter, Unleashed is the headline quest for the first Secret World update.  As the name suggests, the quest involves letting Carter Unleash her powers.  You receive this quest from Carter, herself.  She’s quite the powerful mage and you will need some protection in case things get out of control!  This TSW Guide, as with all of our quest guides, features spoiler text so you only get help on the step you need.  Before attempting Carter, Unleashed, players must complete the action quest the Rec Center can not hold.

Carter, Unleashed: Step 1

“Read Montag’s Notebook.”   

Want some advice?
Spoiler:
This is more than just lore fluff.  Montag is literally telling you what you need to do if (when) Carter gets unhinged.

Grab an anima resonator and a portable ward generator.

Need Help finding the portable ward generator?
Spoiler:
This can be found upstairs in the headmaster’s office.

“Assemble a restraining ward.”

 Need Help with the assembly?
Spoiler:
Place the portable ward generator and the anima charges into your crafting interface.  Place the anima manipulator in the tool slot, hit combine.

 Carter, Unleashed: Step 2

“Meet Carter in the basement.”

Escort Carter to the source of the familiars.  “Go through the maintenance door.” It’s locked, “Find a way to open the maintenance door.”

Need Help keeping Carter from killing you?
Spoiler:
As you are walking Carter through the instance, she fights along side you.  If you don’t kill things fast enough, she charges upto a very large blast.  If you hotkey the item you created above, it makes a shield for you to stand in that will protect you from Carter.  There is a cooldown on the ability however, so make sure you wait until things get really bad for Carter before you click it.

There is a control panel at 108. 151.  Use it.

Carter, Unleashed: Step 3

“Destroy the flesh abomination.” During the fight with Carter make sure you use the ward on this fight when Carter starts to spin fire around the room.  it will protect you from her blast.  When she does, the fight is over and you can turn in the quest.

The exit is a ladder in the same room you completed the quest in.

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The 3rd Age

TSW Guides: the 3rd Age

Investigation Mission Write-up

Quest Starter – Nefertari

The 3rd Age is an investigation mission added to the Secret World in the 1.1 patch, Carter Unleashed.  This quest is given out by the Sentinel Nefertari in the City of the Sun God.  Our TSW Guide, as with all our guides, features spoiler text, so you only get the solution you need!

The 3rd Age: Step 1

“Search the cultist camp for artifacts”

Spoiler:
The camp is at 416, 890 at a nearby plateau.  Dead cultists ring the tents.  The item you want is held by a dead cultist at 421, 877.  The quest updates to “Search the camp for a map of the cultist’s excavations.”  The map is nearby.

The 3rd Age: Step 2

“Go to the first excavation site.”  

Spoiler:
The quest sends you to the nearby dig.  The quest updates to “power up the custodian.”  then “Follow the custodian.”  After a bit, he stops and points up.  The quest updates to “Find out what the custodian is pointing at.”  The object you want is at 382, 787.  It is on top of the dragon skeleton.  Run up the rib cage.

The 3rd Age: Step 3

“Investigate the second, third and fourth excavation.”  The third site is near 39, 586

The 3rd Age: A Map of the Dig Locations

Help for the third site

Spoiler:
The third site step begins under the rocks at 36, 617.  Kill a set of cultists and activate the custodian.  He takes you back up the stairs at 62, 579.  He stops at 100, 637 and points NW.  Destroy the cocoon and pick up your object.

Help for the fourth site

Spoiler:
The fourth site is located at 107, 393.  This is under a bridge in/near the remains of the river.  He stops near 63, 383 and points south.  There is a dead Orochi solider in his pointing direction.  There are blood splatters near the soldier, follow the splatters.  This ends at an Orochi crate at 13, 376.

The clue is “Horse Feathers.”  This is the name of a Marx Brother film.  There is a scene in the movie where a password is required.  That password is “Swordfish.”  So is this one.  The terminal tells you the  passcode hash 1053.  Click on the crate, enter 1053 into the terminal.

Help for the second site

Spoiler:
The second dig site custodian is at 351, 479.  The custodian stops at 378, 465 and points to the E,  He sends you up into the rocks.  You need a lever at 388, 470.  The piece is at 403, 450.  

The quest updates to “Assemble the pieces.”  Arrange them in a circle in your assembly window and you can make a “strange metal cogwheel.”

The 3rd Age: Crafting Instructions

The Third Age: Step 4

“Find what the ancient key is for.”

Spoiler:
You want to enter the Hall of Records, at 365, 258.  You want the door at 608, 172.  This is on the right side of Neferati the Younger’s room underground.
The 3rd Age: Final Tomb

The final step of the ques is a nice Easter egg, featuring dialog straight out of the 3rd Age!  We know, from TSW Lore, that past ages have seen events outside of recorded history.  We now know that the denizens of the 3rd Age had quite advanced technology!

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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.

Spoiler:
This is a description for tetanus.  Treat with Diazepam.

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

Spoiler:
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.

Spoiler:
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.

Spoiler:
I ASKED THE OLD DRINKERS AT THE TAVERNA ABOUT MY FATHER SOME REMEMBERED, RECALLED HE SPENT NIGHTS WITH HIS LOCAL MISTRESS THERE.  GOOD WITH A PITCHFORK, AND THAT WAS NOT ALL.  THIS WOMAN IS LONG GONE, BUT PERHAPS SOMETHING REMAINS
Hint: Head to the tavern and look for further clues
Spoiler:
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


Spoiler:
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

 

Spoiler:
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.
ANSWER BELOW
Spoiler:
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.
Spoiler:
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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