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|This task is the sixth group mission in a series for Solteris access. It follows this 'A City in Peril' mini-task (required for progression and Combine Signet Ring upgrade).
Note: You must have completed "Solteris Access #5 - Confront Emperor Zaarisz" in order to zone into this instance.
This task begins with Vizier Zio in the portalmaster's tower in Katta Castrum at -2165, -2150, -64 (inside the circular structure directly southeast of the main city).
At the end of the previous task, you saw:
Vizier Zio says 'No! This cannot be true! How could I have been so deceived! A puppet Emperor and a second habitat full of those vile [traitors]! This cannot be borne! We must [strike]!'
You say, 'We will strike!'
Vizier Zio says 'I know you need an artifact of power that will let you harness our powerful transportation magics and you know that my need for revenge burns stronger than ever with this news. Together we can accomplish our [goals], I think.'
You say, 'Goals?'
Vizier Zio says 'Now that I know about this habitat everything falls into place. Several documents have come into my possession recently detailing a new type of pyramid being constructed by my people. Until today I was confused because no such pyramid exists in Zhisza. But now I know the truth and I can help you [gain access] to this pyramid if you find the new habitat.'
You have been assigned the task 'Where There's a Will'.
Vizier Zio has discovered that the shissar have created an intricate teleportation system within New Chelsith, the functionality of which is completely foreign and unknown to him. He has impressed upon you the dire necessity for learning the secrets of this teleportation system by requesting that you witness the teleporter being used by a member of the shissar.
You say, 'I want to gain access'
Vizier Zio says 'Go then _____! Soon we will all have what we most desire! Enter Silyssar by the hidden entrance you told me of and follow the tunnel until you reach the Traitor's nest.'
Discover the teleporter 0/1 (Silyssar, New Chelsith)
The teleporter is located southeast of the zone-in from Zhisza. It's a very obvious object compared to the rest of the landscape.
Witness the teleporter being used 0/1 (Silyssar, New Chelsith)
Success of this step is based on three things:
1. If you get within 25 range of the shissar sorcerer, you are "seen" and you instantly fail the task and have to go get a new one, it will kick you out in 5 minutes.
2. At the time the shissar sorcerer walks into the portal, you must be within 100' range of the mob. If you are any further away, the "a shissar boneslither" mobs won't spawn, but you also will not get a win.
3. At the time the shissar sorcerer walks into the portal, you cannot have Line of Sight to it. If you do, THAT it what causes the KOS mob to spawn. It's about using the corners of those small slopes on the hills to win.
Known locations to use:
* 790, 670, -71
* 685, 705, -67
When you get within 100 range of the teleporter, you receive the following text, and a shissar sorcerer immediately spawns and paths to directly next to the teleporter.
a shissar sorcerer mutters a nearly audible verse to the teleporter incantation.
a shissar sorcerer whispers an inaudible verse to the teleporter incantation.
a shissar sorcerer voices an audible verse to the teleporter incantation, 'Sssithar maarthasss briinthssaar'.
You quietly observe the Shissar from behind a nearby object as they begin their incantations to activate the teleporter. Do not alter the sorcerers. If you are discovered you will never learn what Vizier Zio needs you to learn! Just remember to not move too far away from the teleporter because if you can't hear the incantation you'll never learn what Vizier Zio needs you to learn.
Then when the shissar completes its pathing and walks into the teleporter, you receive the following success message in yellow text:
You were able to successfully see how the teleporter was used by watching the sorcerers use them!
Return to Vizier Zio with the Incantation 0/1 (Katta Castrum)
You say, 'Hail, Vizier Zio'
Vizier Zio says 'You have done well to come this far, and our [objective] is near.'
Your faction standing with Combine Empire Merchants got better.
- A number of Orux (depends on how popular the mission is on your server)
The group mission 'Slay the Serpent' follows this task.
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