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Lore

Through out The Secret World there are yellow honeycombs, each with a bit of lore. Some are an easy find, turn a corner and there it is. Some of them require a bit ingenuity and, when they were feeling generous, a helpful ladder.

The Lore honeycombs are meant to represent knowledge that is passed onto your character by The Bees, a little bit at a time.

The lore of the Secret World is that of our world, our history; just a little deeper, a little more sinister. Newly introduced to this hidden history we gather the pieces from conversations, tasks, and honeycombs.

Note: Honeycombs are not visible in the starting cities until you have completed the introduction to Secret Societies missions.

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Acquiring Lore

  Lore Honeycombs mark the spots, scattered throughout the game, where Lore can be added to your Lore journal. To acquire the specific element of lore, click on the Lore Honeycomb, and allow it to download to your Lore journal. Once it is acquired, that Lore Honeycomb will no longer appear on your screen. You cannot reacquire Lore once you have acquired it.

Lore has to be actively acquired. It is not sufficient to merely spot the lore. Nor is it sufficient to get within some area surrounding the lore, as it works with most mission requirements. You have to actively click on the Lore Honeycomb, and then allow time for the lore to be downloaded to your Lore journal. Because of this, acquiring lore can be disrupted if you are attacking during its acquisition.

Locations of Lore

Lore can be found in both easily accessible and hard to get to locations throughout the game. Lore can be found in all the major areas of the game, from Faction HQs in London, New York, and Seoul, to the individual zones of Kingsmouth, the Savage Coast, Blue Mountain, and all the others. Lore can also be found inside mission instances. Since these Instances are only accessible during missions that unlock them, you want to be certain to thoroughly search every Instance to make certain you have located and obtained the lore.

Lore Example

This is an example of a completed lore collection. This specific lore collection comes from the Solomon Island Local History for the 1712 Fire. As you collect each of the Lore Honeycombs in the collection, the story is revealed to you.

Current Lore List

 
Lore UI

The collections of lore are guaranteed to grow over time as new mysteries and new content is added to the game. Lore is and should be a constantly moving target. The best you should ever be able to say is, "I have acquired all the known lore at this time." You should always be on the lookout for new lore, and expect to have to revisit old areas in the search for newly revealed lore. Lore added from events and issues is the proof of that, especially since some of these have parts all around the world.

Solomon Island

Main article: Lore:Solomon Island

 

Local History

  1. 1712 Fire
  2. League of Monster Slayers
 

Places of Interest

  1. The Black House
  2. Blue Ridge Mine
  3. The Franklin Mansion
  4. Innsmouth Academy
  5. The Polaris
 

Myths and Legends

  1. The Darkness War
 

Recent Events

  1. The Fog
  2. The Lady Margaret
 

Valley of the Sun God

Main article: Lore:Valley of the Sun God

 

Local History

  1. The Sentinels
  2. The Kingdom
 

Places of Interest

  1. The Ankh
  2. The Pyramid
 

Recent Events

  1. Temple City Discovery
 

Transylvania

Main article: Lore:Transylvania

 

Local History

  1. Iazmăciune
  2. The Truce
  3. The Abandoned
 

Places of Interest

  1. Anastasia's Wagon
  2. The Breach
  3. Roman Baths
  4. The Facility
  5. The Slaughterhouse
 

Recent Events

  1. Vampire Crusades
 

Tokyo

Main article: Lore:Tokyo

 

Local History

  1. Kaidan
 

Places of Interest

  1. Ginpachi Park
  2. Susanoo's Diner
  3. Zeroes Wild Pachinko
  4. Jigoku no Yu Bathhouse
  5. The Dream Palace
  6. The Maiden Shrine
  7. Orochi Housing Projects
  8. Orochi Tower
 

Myths and Legends

  1. The Hierarchy of Oni
  2. The Ofuda
 

Recent Events

  1. The Wall
  2. The Bomb
  3. Breach of the First Wall
  4. The Gungne
  5. The Cargo
 


Global Lore

Main article: Lore:Global

 

Ancient Mysteries

  1. The Buzzing
  2. The Filth
  3. Gaia Engines
  4. The Host
  5. Agartha
  6. The Hell Dimensions
  7. The Third Age
  8. The Jinn and the First Age
 

Faction

  1. Dragon
  2. Illuminati
  3. Phoenicians
  4. Templars
 

Groups

  1. Council of Venice
  2. Morninglight
  3. The Orochi Group
  4. Fear Nothing Foundation
  5. The Mitsubachi
 

Museum

  1. Museum

People

  1. Draculesti
  2. The Marya
  3. Wabanaki
  4. The Jingu Clan
  5. The House-in-Exile
  6. The Korinto-kai
 

Persons of Interest

  1. Lilith
  2. Uta Bloody Valentine
  3. King Solomon

The Bestiary

Main article: Lore:The Bestiary
  1. Ak'ab
  2. Arthropods
  3. Blajini
  4. Bogeyman
  5. Cultists
  6. Deathless
  7. Draug - Deep Ones
  8. Draug - Drones
  9. Draug - Leaders
  10. Familiars
  11. Fauns
  12. Filth and Humans
  13. Filth and Nature
  14. Filth Guardians
  15. Ghouls
  16. Golems
  17. Jinn
  18. Kyonshi
  19. Little Ones
  20. Mummies
  21. Namahage
  22. Oni
  23. Orochi Tech
  24. Padurii
  25. Rakshasa
  26. Revenants
  27. Sasquatch
  28. Scarecrows
  29. Soldiers of Hell
  30. Spectres
  31. Spirits of Flame
  32. Succubi and Incubi
  33. Vampires
  34. Vampire Masters
  35. Vampire Super Soldiers
  36. Wendigo
  37. Werewolves
  38. Wisps
  39. Zmei
  40. Zombies
 

Events

Main article: Lore:Events
  1. Opening Night
  2. Samhain
  3. Winter Holidays
  4. Guardians of Gaia
  5. The Whispering Tide
  6. Anomalies of the Filth
 

Issues

Main article: Lore:Issues
  1. The Breaks in Time (From Update 1.6)
  2. The Sleepless Lullaby (From Update 1.7)
  3. The Sinking City (From Update 1.8)
  4. The Black Signal (From Update 1.9)
  5. Nightmares in the Dream (From Update 1.10)
  6. Reaping the Whirlwind (From Update 1.11.2)
  7. The Manufactory (From Issue 12)
  8. Manufactory Breached (From Issue 12)
  9. The Collective Unconscious (From Issue 13)
  10. Trail of Shadows (From Issue 13)
  11. The Call of the Nameless (From Issue 14)
  12. The Sleuth's Gallery (From Issue 15)
 

Sidestories

Main article: Lore:Sidestories
  1. The Abandoned (From Sidestories: Further Analysis)
  2. The Tale of Momotaro (From Sidestories: Love & Loathing)
  3. The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus (From Sidestories: The Last Pagan)
 
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