They Were Beautiful Once
|They Were Beautiful Once|
|Region:||Valley of the Sun God|
|Zone:||City of the Sun God|
|Start Location:||Moutnefert's Shrine|
|End location:||Temple of Heropsis|
|Added in:||Update 2.0|
Atenists are digging in the ancient gardens, Moutnefert's pride and joy. This once beautiful place of peace and renewal is now filled with black disease and insanity. What lies below the infected ground cannot be good, and the cultists must be stopped.
There are 4 tiers to this mission.
- Clear the nearby ruins of Atenists
- Keep heading towards the gardens
- It's marked on the your map
- Mission will update after you cross the bridge, near
- Overcharge the pneumatic diggers
- Interact with them, they will have outlines
- Beware, when they overcharge, they will eventually explode.
- You can use this against mobs caught in the blast, but be careful not to be caught in the blast
- There will be multiple enemies in the area you'll have to fight or avoid
- If another player has been through very recently, you may not be able to interact with the diggers
- Continue deeper into the garden
- The mission will update as you cross the second bridge, near
- Examine the overcharged artifact
- Just past the bridge, located at
- Investigate the unstable artifact
- Just beyond the overcharged artifact, at
- Investigate the magnetic artifact
- To the right of the overcharged artifact, at
- Investigate the shimmering artifact
- At the end of the bridge near where the mission updated, located at
- Find out what else the cultists have dug up
- Head over to the marked area and target Khazz Unearthed
- In addition to the Unearthed monsters you're supposed to kill, there are other enemies in the area
- Kill Gaur Unearthed
- Kill Hemoneth Unearthed
- Kill Khazz Unearthed
- Kill Lok Unearthed
- Investigate the temple
- It's marked on your map
- Temple of Heropsis, located at
- Kill Heropsis
- Moutnefert: Is it true that in Roma there is an ancient city beneath the modern one?
- Moutnefert: And that in New York, there are buildings that pierce the clouds?
- Moutnefert: Oh, I wish I could see that with my own eyes.
- Moutnefert: In another life, I too was a traveller.
- Moutnefert: I went out as far as the sea, the one called the Mediterranean.
- Moutnefert: I was small then, and it seemed so big,
- Moutnefert: bigger even than the desert.
- Moutnefert: Now our father brings photographs.
- Nefertari the younger: And postcards! Greece, Athens 1974 is my favourite.
- Moutnefert: I still travel, through our father, though I never leave this place.
- Moutnefert: Those lonely avenues, where the sun's rays burn and the wind stings.
- Nefertari: The novelty expires after the first few thousand years.
- Moutnefert: Sister, you know I share in your sad song.
- Moutnefert: The gardens I grew here were watered by our tears.
- Nefertari the younger: Is that true?
- Moutnefert: Everything is true, little one.
- Moutnefert: The gardens were beautiful once, like a postcard.
- Moutnefert: Until the seal was broken. Then the animals fled,
- Moutnefert: and the palm trees bowed under their own foul fruit.
- Nefertari: It's Akhenaten's doing. His sickness remains, festering.
- Nefertari: Our efforts have come to naught.
- Moutnefert: All the waters of the Nile could not wash away the black disease.
- Moutnefert: All the waters of the sea. It comes from beneath,
- Moutnefert: and within my gardens those who worship Aten dig down to it.
- Moutnefert: I fear what they might uncover.
- Nefertari the younger: Me too.
- Moutnefert: Can you tell us about the towers of New York?
- Moutnefert: Are they really taller than the pyramids?
- This mission is required for Black Sun, Red Sand
- After completing an (optional) portal will open which will take you back to the shrine
- This mission is required for the The Sentinels achievement
- None known
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