The Temple of the Waters
- Task Force
- Thanks to Alexander Taler, AKA Oedipus Tex, who provided the screenshots for this story arc, as I have yet to run it myself.
- Issue 6
- 4 team members required
- Strike Force Operative Renault (Sharkhead Isle)
- 25 - 30
- Find and assist Barracuda (Arachnos,Longbow,Banished Pantheon,Coralax,Legacy Chain)
- Cause distraction for Barracuda
- Find info on coral key
- Steal coral key from Fort Cerebus
- Interrogate Longbow on Nerva
- Defeat Shockstorm
- Find Longbow Leader on Nerva
- Speak with Kalinda
- Steal death rattle
- Deliver death rattle to Kalinda
- Retrieve weapons
- Steal Eye of the Leviathan
Agree to form a strike force
If you're interested in gaining power and prestige by service to Arachnos, you've come to the right place. I am Strike Force Operative Renault, the right hand of Barracuda just as Barracuda is the right hand of the infamous Captain Mako. Captain Mako seeks the Eye of the Leviathan from the legendary Temple of the Waters. Steal it for Captain Mako and share in the power it brings!
Arachnos intelligence suspects there may be some hero faction who have been shadowing Barracuda. They are to be dealt with appropriately.
The official Arachnos designation of your team will be Strike Force Raider.
Tunnels @ Sharkhead Isle (Arachnos,Longbow,Banished Pantheon,Coralax,Legacy Chain)
Somewhere within these damp sea caves is Barracuda. Find her!
Mission Complete: You have assisted Barracuda
Barracuda disappears into the shadows as you turn your eyes towards the Longbow forces marshalled at Agincourt.
Mission Complete: Your attacks have allowed Barracuda to escape Longbow!
I've received word from Barracuda about your success. Looks like Longbow wants to prevent us from succeeding in our goal. Too bad for them.
Find info on coral key
Barracuda managed to escape the Longbow agents sent to stop her from finding the Temple of the Waters. however, she needs to lie low for a while since the heroes seem intent on capturing her. The task lies with Strike Force Raider to follow up on the remaining clues which may lead us to the Temple of the Waters.
The Legacy Chain is a group of mystics who have been collecting magical artifacts in order to safeguard them from dangerous and ambitious villains. One of their recent acquisitions was a coral key, an item which may lead us to the Temple of the Waters. The Legacy Chain has set up a warehouse on Sharkhead to store these artifacts until they can smuggle them off the Rogue Isles. Head into the Legacy Chain hideout and search for into on the coral key.
The Legacy Chain has taken extreme measures to prevent villains from stealing these treasures. Watch out for traps they may have set to discourage intruders.
The very air of this warehouse practically thrums with mystical energy.
Objective: You found a crumbling scroll.
Mission Complete: You interrogate the Tellus Lorekeeper. He relates how the coral key is meant to act as a compass, showing the possessor the path to the Temple of the Waters. Unfortunately, an Arachnos assault force led by Fortunatas from Fort Cerberus recently attacked the warehouse and confiscated the key!
You interrogate the Tellus Lorekeeper. He relates how the coral is meant to act as a compass, showing the possessor the path to the Temple of the Waters. Unfortunately, an Arachnos assaul force led by Fortunatas from Fort Cerebus recently attacked the warehouse and confiscated the key!
Operative Renault authorizes an assault by Strike Force on Fort Cerebus to steal the coral key! He will of course disavow all knowledge of the assault.
Arachnos Base @ Mercy Island
You hear the approach of soldiers as Strike Force Raider assaults the base!
Mission Complete: Missing
You have secured the coral key? Excellent! If what the Legacy Chain lorekeepers say is true, it should lead us right to the Temple of the Waters!
Your efficiency impresses me. Excellent work!
Disrupt Longbow Operations
You've done an excellent job securing te coral key which should lead us to the Temple of the Waters. However, this constant interference by Longbow is becoming troublesome and annoying. We need to find who is spearheading these operations against us and put them out of commission! Disrupt Longbow investigations into Barracuda!
Once we put the Longbow agents responsible out of commission we can carry out our task without further interference!
Alarms sound throughout the base. Longbow is ready for you!
Objective: The Longbow agents tell you about Operation Frozen Ocean!
Objective: The Longbow agents tell you more about Operation Frozen Ocean!
Mission Complete: You defeated Shockstorm!
That should set 'Operation Frozen Ocean' back for a while!
I've informed Captain Mako of your progress, and he is pleased.
Mission Complete: The Longbow agents tell you about Operation Frozen Ocean!
Appease Ghost Widow
We have a bit of a problem. Apparently, the coral key was on its way to Ghost Widow, and she was not please to find it missing. Your team was identified as the perpetrators of the assault, and she will stop at nothing to punish those responsible.
Fortunately, one of her Fortunatas may be willing to speak to her on your behalf, but there will be a price. It it'll keep Ghost Widow from enacting vengeance it'll be worth whatever price she asks.
Report back once you have appeased Ghost Widow. You'll get final orders from Barracuda when you return.
Dread Tomax - I've seen you claw your way up from the mess of Darwin's Landing in an effort to prove yourself as one of Lord Recluse's destined ones. Certain things are forgiven for you, but stealing from one of Lord Recluse's own faction leaders if not one of them, even at the behest of another one. Because you are one of Lord Recluse's chosen I ave spoken to Ghost Widow on your behalf, Ghost Widow seeks reparations for your blatant theft. This is non-negotiable: if you seek to gain access to the mystic portal you will need to before perform a task for Ghost Widow.
There is a group known as the Banished Pantheon, a mystical group whose shamons feed upon death and suffering. There is a leader of the Banished Pantheon known as Gharbu who lairs in Paragon City. He possesses a magical artifact called the death rattle which Ghost Widow believes would be a worthy replacement for the coral key. Retrieve it for her and she will allow you to use Technician Naylor's portal.
An Arachnos flyer will deliver you to the graveyard in Paragon City. Go now!
Instanced Outdoor [Dark Astoria] @ Mercy Island
You depart the Arachnos flyer and head over to the graveyard in Paragon City. Within, you see shambling figures moving about.
Ah, the death rattle. Ghost Widow's anger will subside now that she has this.
Go now, and do not cross Ghost Widow again!
So Ghost Widow is appeased? Good. Interference from Longbow is one thing, but direct opposition from another of the faction leaders is quite another. Even Captain Mako is careful not to cross Ghost Widow if he can help it.
Looks like everything is set for the raid on the Temple of the Waters. You have secured the coral key, put Longbow in its place, and have gained access to the portal. The power held im the Eye of the Leviathan will soon be ours!
The temple itself is rumoured to have powerful guardians. Barracuda has been gathering weapons to use against the guardians, and wants you to arm up before entering the portal. Head over to the warehouse and retrieve the weapons.
Barracuda procured the weapons from Family arms smugglers who are expecting payment. Barracuda wants these loose ends eliminated if you run across any of them.
You hear Family inside arguing about getting payment for the goods.
A former treasure hunter, Kelli Forston was infected by mysterious creatures known as the Coralax. What she found in the briny deep remains a mystery, but it turned her heart as dark and cold as the depths. In combat, she is almost as quick and savage as her bloodthirsty mentor, Captain Mako.
Mission Complete: Missing
Barracuda attacked you? Hrm, most treacherous of her, and foolish - it's unlikely she could have secured the power of the Eye by herself.
I will have to consult with Captain Mako on how to proceed from here.
Raid the Temple of the Waters
The incident with Barracuda was unfortunate. Assuming Barracuda survives the altercation, Captain Mako will have words with her. In the meantime, Strike Force Raider must complete the mission. Enter the Temple of the Waters and retrieve part of the Eye of the Leviathan!
This is the moment we've been waiting for. Find the Eye of the Leviathan!
You follow the coral key downwards through a maze of ancient sea caves. A gurgling sound echoes through the tunnels.
Objective: You have defeated Calystix!
Objective: You have defeated the Eye of the Leviathan!
|Calystix the Shaper [Arch-Villain]|
Calystix the Shaper is the high priestess of an ancient cult to the sea-goddess Merulena. She has formed a 'Cult of the Shaper' on Sharkhead in order to free an ancient terror which is trapped beneath the island.
|Eye of the Leviathan [Arch-Villain]|
Mission Complete: You got a piece of the Eye of the Leviathan!
Awarded for completing the last mission of the Strike Force
Excellent work, Strike Force Raider! This piece of the Eye of the Leviathan should serve Captain Mako's needs nicely. You are dismissed!