The High Cost of Dying
|Scorched Desert||Saïd (830,600)||334 420 16 670 4|
Objective: Find the ancient archive
Go to the location marked on the map and enter the archive. The path from Saïd to the entrace of the archive is marked on the minimap in the image below.
Objective: Examine the Altar of Learning
Proceed to the Altar in the centre of the room and interact with it.
Objective: Find an artifact fragment
Turn away from the Altar and go in the opposite direction of the entrance. You will encounter a sand golem guarding an artifact.
Objective: Claim the Earth artifact fragment
You will be attacked by a sand golem. Defeat it to remove the barrier engulfing the artifact fragment and pick it up.
Objective: Claim the Fire artifact fragment
Venture further towards the end of the hall and go down the stairs into a fiery room. In order to claim the Fire artifact fragment, you must kill the Corrupted Fire Guardian patrolling the room. Once its dead, the barrier will come down, enabling you to pick up the fragment.
Objective: Claim the Water artifact fragment
Exit the fiery room, go back up the stairs and go down the stairs to the right. You will end up in a room flooded with water. Again, kill the Guardian to remove the barrier and pick up the fragment to continue. Upon death, this particular Guardian will spawn smaller versions of itself that will attack you.
Objective: Claim the Air artifact fragment
That’s right; air, the last element. The stairs to this room is found on the opposite side of the large hallway. Defeat the Guardian and pick up the fragment. Stinky!
Objective: Place the fragments on the Altar of Learning
Go back upstairs and head back to the Altar. Interact with it and prepare for an assault with multiple waves of enemies.
Objective: Defend the Altar of Learning
Yup, defend. There will be several waves of enemies with an increasing difficulty.
Objective: Take the completed artifact
Turn around and pick up the completed artifact.
Objective: Charge the artifact at the sacrificial altar outside
Head outside the Archives and climb the Maryan altar on top of the arched rock. Interact with the altar to finish the mission.