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Crime and Punishment
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Region: Solomon Island
Zone: Savage Coast
Start Location: Kingsmouth Lighthouse
Start Coords: (902,107)
Given by: Sam Krieg
Type: Investigation
Recommended Level: 19
Reward: 5,833 Experience
Repeatable: Yes
Game Version: SWLicon.png SWL
Added in: Update 2.0




Sam Krieg seems to know a lot about the shadowy sickness that underlies Solomon Island's history. Trace the famous author's research into the island, and find the source of his knowledge.

Mission Action.png Crime and Punishment       Main Mission
REPEATABLE (Recommended Level 19)
Sam Krieg seems to know a lot about the shadowy sickness that underlies Solomon Island's history. Trace the famous author's research into the island, and find the source of his knowledge.
Tier 1
The lighthouse is filled with books and discarded papers. This room is the culmination of Sam Krieg's interest in Soloman Island. Find out what first brought him here, and trace the evidence back to the source of his knowledge.
  • Find evidence of Krieg's research into the island
  • Find Sam Krieg's abandoned car
Tier 2
Sam Krieg's agent put him in contact with a fan on Soloman Island. This man must have integral to Krieg's research for the surly author to have paid him a visit.
  • Trace Krieg's route back to the informant
Tier 3
After paying his fan a visit, Sam Krieg stopped here for gas and discarded the photo before driving over to the lighthouse. There has to be some way of determining where the meeting with this informant took place.
  • Find out where Krieg's informant lived
Tier 4
This is the house in the photo of Krieg with his fan. Whatever information the man had about Soloman Island should be inside.
  • Find a way inside the house
  • Enter the basement
Tier 5
You're inside the basement of Sam Krieg's number one fan. From the sounds of things, he was also a hobbyist historian of Soloman Island's dark and twisted past. Find out what he knows.
  • Access the informant's files

Walkthrough

There are 5 tiers to this mission.

Tier 1/5

  • Find evidence of Krieg's research into the island
    • There is a discarded letter on the floor nearby
  • Find Sam Krieg's abandoned car
Clue      
Read the letter closely
Clue      
Look for a road with a sappy name on your map
Clue      
Lover's Regret is a nearby gravel road
Solution      
The car is at the corner of Lover's Regret and Henderson's Gate, at (757,375)

Tier 2/5

  • Trace Krieg's route back to the informant
Clue      
The letter from the previous tier has a clue for this one as well
Clue      
Get the GPS on ground near driver's door and listen to it
Clue      
The GPS directions are:
  • Please Exit onto a Mapped Road
  • Continue East Bound for 200 Yards Take the Second Exit
  • Prepare to Turn Right
  • Turn Right and Follow the Road for 500 Yards
  • Continue to Follow the Road
  • Prepare to Turn Left
  • Turn Left Now
  • Navigation Paused

So - to trace his route back, you'll have to follow those directions backwards

Solution      
Take the roads back to Solomon Road and the west to the Sycoil Gas Station at (350,740). Look for clues in the trash can. You will find a picture.

Tier 3/5

  • Find out where Krieg's informant lived
Clue      
Examine the background of the picture closely
Solution      
If you run up and down the road, you'll find a house that matches the picture. Located at (462,711)

Tier 4/5

  • Find a way inside the house
    • Use the "Mancave entrance"
Clues      
Clue)      
Visit the website on the picture you found (http://samkriegsightings.wordpress.com/
Clue      
Read the entries looking for clues about passwords and codes
Clue      
April 2nd - "You know you're obsessed when... Your four-digit security codes all come from his books."
Clue      
The security code is probably from one of his favorite Sam Kreig books...
Clue      
Try the ISBN numbers
Clue      
The ISBN numbers for his favorite books are:
  • 9780986018220 - The Marked
  • 9780986018237 - The Resident Horror
  • 9780986018244 - The Undead
  • 9780986018213 - The Lighthouse

Notice the first 10 digits are all the same, but the last 3 are different.

Clue      
The last 3 are different, but you want a 4-digit code
Solution      
You want the last 4 digits from the ISBN number of one of John Aderson's favorite Sam Kreig books. There are four books listed, and there is no known way to narrow it down to just one of them - so you would have to try all four. The one you want is 8237 - the last 4 from "The Resident Horror"

Tier 5/5

  • Access the informant's files
    • Asking the computer for a hint gives you Foucault's Pendulum Hardcover Original
Clue      
"Foucault's Pendulum" is the name of a book
Clue      
[1] has it for sale.
Clue      
Remember the hint states hardcover
Clue      
John likes to use ISBN numbers for his passcodes
Clue      
This time it is the full ISBN number, not just the last 4
Solution      
This one is a bit tricky because there are so many versions of the book, with differing ISBN numbers, that it is hard to make sure you have the correct one. But, a bit of clicking about on Amazon or other book vendors will get you to the Hardcover Original (printed in 1989). The ISBN number for that book is 9780151327652. You have to use the entire ISBN number for the password.
Addition for German Players:
Spoiler      
If you are using a German client, the password hint is "Das Foucaultsche Pendel - gebunden, deutsch, 1989". The correct ISBN number to use is 3446153950.

Report

Dragon.png FROM: The Dragon
To: <Character Name>
SUBJECT: Crime and Punishment
 
This local conspiracy theorist - John Anderson - is an entirely American construct. His paranoias are rooted in the cold War. His favourite author is a second-rate genre writer. his knowledge of secret societies begins and ends with information about New York.

That is why the Illuminati are looking for this man. He fled the island soon after his meeting with Krieg because he knew they would come. One man's informant is another man's bane is another man's commodity.

If the Illuminati really wish to find this man, they need look no further than a locked room in a nameless town inhabited by monks. It is amazing how far silence can go in getting a man to tell you everything he knows.

Illuminati.png FROM: The Labyrinth
To: <Character Name>
SUBJECT: Crime and Punishment
 
John Anderson. So we now know who this guy was. We know where he lived. We know what he looks like. Most importantly, we know that he knows too much. Ugh. I really hate finding these basement Illuminati references. Especially when they're not that far off...

Except for all the Cold War paranoia. The Reds went down with Ivan Drago.

We have reason to believe Anderson left the island shortly after meeting Krieg. We'll need to find him and figure out just how much he knows.

We'll leave the blog up for now. Maybe he'll try to log in from wherever he is.

Fun fact: Also a KG breakfast.

Templars.png FROM: Temple Hall
To: <Character Name>
SUBJECT: Crime and Punishment
 
A thrilling read. I look forward to the sequel. Especially if it involves getting an advanced copy of Sam Kreig’s new novel. Make no mistake, I am not a fan. However, my interest is piqued by the supposed subject matter. Secret societies. Dark days. Hmmm…

I won’t pass judgement just yet. Imagine a best-seller that in no way compromises us or our interests, but rather focuses entirely on undermining the Illuminati.

Now that is an airport paperback I would read.

As for this informant, we assume he’s gone the way of most of the local populace. A shame, though perhaps also for the best.

R. Sonnac

"Secret World Legends"
Provided
Exp.png 5833
Anima Shards.png 500
  SWL Patron Icon.png Patron Bonus
Exp.png + 583
Anima Shards.png + 75
Weapon Reward Bag.jpg 1 Weapon Reward Bag
Talisman Reward Bag.jpg 1 Talisman Reward Bag

First Time Completion Rewards
Blue Bag.jpg 1 Investigation Vanity Reward Bag
XP Per Tier
  • Tier 1: 729 Exp.png
  • Tier 2: 729 Exp.png
  • Tier 3: 729 Exp.png
  • Tier 4: 729 Exp.png
  • Tier 5: 2917 Exp.png


Dialogue

Introduction

Sam Krieg: "We may curse heaven for our fate, but hell is a device of our own construction."
Sam Krieg: "The Ebony Tower." Number one on the New York Times best-sellers list, five weeks running.
Sam Krieg: (Writing) We... are the architects... of our own... destiny.
Sam Krieg: There's no innocence. Only ignorance.
Sam Krieg: Nobody could ever accuse me of empathy, of genuinely caring for people.
Sam Krieg: In fact, they'd probably say that Sam Krieg is a cold son-of-a-bitch.
Sam Krieg: And they'd be right. People don't interest me.
Sam Krieg: The acts of people? Now those are intrinsically interesting, particularly the consequences of those actions.
Sam Krieg: Cause and effect. Crime and punishment.
Sam Krieg: It's every book I ever wrote and sold a million copies of.
Sam Krieg: So what did the good folk of Kingsmouth do to deserve their fate? I'll tell you.
Sam Krieg: They were evil.
Sam Krieg: Kingsmouth, Solomon County - pure evil, all of it, like a modern-day Sodom and Gomorrah.
Sam Krieg: Always was, from the moment the pilgrims stepped off the boat and set forth on these shores.
Sam Krieg: There's a dark rot festering behind the flower-print veil of the Labor Day barbecues, homecoming parades and maple syrup.
Sam Krieg: I should know. The deeper I dug, the darker the hole, the more I found.
Sam Krieg: A god-damn abyss of foreshadowing.
Sam Krieg: I've seen evidence of acts so cruel and demented, so twisted and sick - right out there - that people might confuse them for one of my books.
Sam Krieg: And if you've read any of them - and I'm sure you have - you'd know that this place has blood on its hands, and plenty of crime to its name.
Sam Krieg: I'm sure you know this one: show a gun on the mantelpiece in the first act, before the curtain goes down it's going to blow someone's scrotum off.
Sam Krieg: Upon the wicked shall fall a rain of fire and brimstone.


Other Information

Related Achievements

  • This mission is required for the Unleashed achievement

Trivia

After reading too many manuscripts about occult conspiracy theories, three vanity publisher employees (Belbo, Diotallevi and Casaubon) invent their own conspiracy for fun. They call this satirical intellectual game "The Plan". The three become increasingly obsessed with The Plan, and sometimes forget that it's just a game. Worse still, other conspiracy theorists learn about The Plan, and take it seriously. Belbo finds himself the target of a real secret society that believes he possesses the key to the lost treasure of the Knights Templar.

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