Hell and Bach

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Hell and Bach
MissionTitle HellAndBach.png
Region: Solomon Island
Zone: Savage Coast
Start Location: Overlook Motel
Start Coords: (724,841)
Given by: Daniel Bach
Type: Investigation
Recommended Level: 15
Reward: 5,000 Experience
Repeatable: Yes
Game Version: SWLicon.png SWL
Added in: Update 2.0




Daniel Bach has been chasing a rogue magus through the piss soaked alleys of the world. Use Bach's research to trace back the life of Theodore Wicker, to understand who he was, where he's been, and what he sacrificed along the way.

Journal Entries

Mission Investigation.png Hell and Bach       Main Mission
REPEATABLE (Recommended Level 15)
Daniel Bach has been chasing a rogue magus through the piss soaked alleys of the world. Use Bach's research to trace back the life of Theodore Wicker, to understand who he was, where he's been, and what he sacrificed along the way.
Tier 1
Wicker's interest in Hell brought him to the Overlook Motel, where he disappeared in 1987. Daniel Bach's extensive legwork has led him here, the culmination of years of journalistic and personal obsession. Examine Bach's research and learn where it all started.
  • Examine Bach's research
  • Search Room 13 for clues
  • Find a way to activate the seance circle
Tier 2
The top photograph in Bach's notes shows a dark arching interior, possibly an underground. Find out where Wicker was - and what he was doing - before coming to Solomon Island.
  • Travel to the location in the top photograph
  • Find a way to activate the seance circle
Tier 3
The next photograph in Bach's notes depicts a squalid stairway leading to a door. Wicker's scenes took place all across the world, in places rife with energy that was equal to his purpose.
  • Travel to the location in the second photograph
Tier 4
A young Theodore Wicker squatted here in this ominous part of London, fasting and stripping away his humanity in preparation for a life lived among demons.
  • Search the room for more information about Wicker's past
  • Go to the location referenced in Wicker's journal
  • Listen to the cassette tape
  • Examine the briefcase
Tier 5
Once a young and promising academic of the occult, Theodore Wicker became increasingly obsessed by the subject of his lectures. The otherness of the Hell Dimensions - that searing, hallucinatory wilderness - began calling out to him.
  • Go to the location mentioned in the flyer
Tier 6
Theodore Wicker gave an infamous lecture in 1977. It would be his last.
  • Find a way to view Theodore Wicker's last lecture

Walkthrough

There are 6 tiers to this mission.

NOTE:The Runes-Demonic page can be used to help translate the various phrases and runes encountered in this mission.

Tier 1/6

  • Examine Bach's research
    • Use the file at 720, 847.
  • Search Room 13 for clues
    • Use Wicker's journal at 731, 855, enter the solo instance, then use it again.
  • Find a way to activate the seance circle
    • The circle is under the rug.
    • Use the symbols in the circle to spell out the latin phrase from the clue (Orderint Dum Metuant).
    • Refer to the image gallery for a complete translation of all symbols used in this mission.
    • If you aren't standing on top of the circle itself, then the game might misinterpret your clicks for the runes furthest out (due to being out of range, the nearest rune to it activates instead). To avoid this, Try moving until you are standing exactly on top of a rune before activating it.
    • Turn up the audio and listen carefully, if you make a mistake it will make a different sound when activating a rune

Tier 2/6

  • Travel to the location in the top photograph
Clue 1:
Spoiler      
You may not recognize it unless you're Illuminati
Clue 2:
Spoiler      
It's in the New York sewers
Solution:
Spoiler      
In New York, enter the sewers, at 290, 288, take the left-most arch, then the first on your left. Open the sewer cover at 307,346.
  • Find a way to activate the seance circle
Clue 1:
Spoiler      
You will find the clue on side of yellow pump near seance circle.
Solution:
Spoiler      
Use the symbols to spell out the latin phrase: Non Sum Qualis Eram.

Tier 3/6

  • Travel to the location in the second photograph
Clue 1:
Spoiler      
This city everyone has probably been to.
Clue 2:
Spoiler      
It's in London
Solution:
Spoiler      
In London, use the cellar door at (167,205).
  • Find a way to activate the seance circle
Clue 1:
Spoiler      
Look up
Solution:
Spoiler      
The latin phrase is on the ceiling above seance circle: Orbis Non Sufficit

Tier 4/6

  • Search the room for more information about Wicker's past
    • Use the journal page at 254, 197.
  • Go to the location referenced in Wicker's journal
Clue 1:
Spoiler      
The 3rd photograph and the translation of the journal is Tabula Rasa and Septimus.
Clue 2:
Spoiler      
The Tabula Rasa is in London, at (163,339)
Solution:
Spoiler      
Talk to the Concierge and purchase an "Access Key - Septimus", then Go to the big cube at in the middle of the Tabula Rasa and enter the Septimus Room.
  • Listen to the cassette tape
    • Use the recorder on the table at (151, 324).
  • Examine the briefcase
    • Use the flyer.
    • The runes translate to Ad August Per Angust which translates to "To honors through difficulty" or "To triumph through trials."

Tier 5/6

  • Go to the location mentioned in the flyer
Solution:
Spoiler      
The British Museum of the Occult, John Dee Hall is located at (297, 267) in London.

Tier 6/6

  • Find a way to view Theodore Wicker's last lecture
    • Read the note on the door.
    • It references Youtube and Elliot Dewhurst.
    • You don't need to look at Youtube to finish the mission.
    • Youtube - Elliot Dewhurst
Solution:
Spoiler      
The note that was formerly tagged to the museum entrance door has been stuffed into the trash next to it.


Rewards

+60 Patron Bonus
  • 5,000 XP
+600 Patron Bonus

First Time Completion Reward

Report

Report

Dragon.png FROM: The Dragon
To: <Character Name>
SUBJECT: Hell and Bach
 
If you don't like what you are, you must change where you come from. You must claw your way into a new womb and be born again.

We were at the lecture in 1977. All the great societies were interested in Theodore Wicker. The Illuminati wanted him. The Templars wanted him away from the Illuminati. And we were content to merely sit there - third row, second from the left - and ring a soundless bell every time he said the word "life."

It was part of a flawed model, built on the premise that Wicker would garner an army of followers in this world. We were half right. Unfortunately, soundlessness carries very differently in Hell.

Illuminati.png FROM: The Labyrinth
To: <Character Name>
SUBJECT: Hell and Bach
 
We were there in '77. Theo's lecture - like much of his academic career - revealed glimpses of occult genius. In short, we were interested.

When he came to New York in '85 it seemed like the whole thing was falling into our laps. Unfortunately, we made the mistake of "letting things play out." Ugh, never again. He did his little seances and then poof, he was gone.

Lesson learned: when a rogue occult genius strolls into your basement, you strap the bastard down.

KG

Templars.png FROM: Temple Hall
To: <Character Name>
SUBJECT: Hell and Bach
 
We were there at the infamous lecture in ’77. Wicker was being observed and – for a brief time – considered. We determined that he was too unstable to rely on, even then. Now he is much further gone, no longer even a man.

We lost track of him in New York and assumed the worst – that he had gone to the Illuminati. Wicker did indeed go soulless, but not in the corporate sense.

Your tracing of his past shall prove insightful. We should never have let Wicker get away. Men like him must be identified earlier in their academic careers. They must be made to accept the blissful ease of tenured life.

R. Sonnac

"Secret World Legends"
Provided
Exp.png 5000
Anima Shards.png 400
  SWL Patron Icon.png Patron Bonus
Exp.png + 500
Anima Shards.png + 60
Weapon Reward Bag.jpg 1 Weapon Reward Bag
Talisman Reward Bag.jpg 1 Talisman Reward Bag


Dialogue

Initial Cutscene

Daniel Bach: Mh, breakfast of the champions. Not how the New York Times saw it, but I'd been planning the "It's not you, baby, it's me" speech anyway.
Daniel Bach: We stay in touch, trade candid webcam shots. They still want me. But now I'm a free man, baby - swimming in pills, pussy and dreams of Pulitzers.
Daniel Bach: No more of that human interest shit... not unless it involves horns and a forked tail.
Daniel Bach: So I've been following a dead man around the world. Brit by the name of Theodore Wicker. "The Crowley of Soho." He was looking for Hell with a capital H.
Daniel Bach: If he'd hung around, I could have given him pointers. Afghanistan, Liberia, Baghdad, Chechnya. Brooklyn. But he came here, to east bumfuck Maine, in '87. Not a great year for fashion, a terrible year for Wicker. Booked up in room 13, never seen again.
Daniel Bach: Then this roach trap went under and nobody's touched it for quarter of a century. And, oh yeah, my man found what he came for. So did I.
Daniel Bach: The pope was right, hell is real, and it's not other people. This place is a door. That room is the lock. And the merry shit going down here is the key.


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