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The Big Terrible Picture

Posted by Vikestart on December 1, 2013
Last updated by Vikestart on August 29, 2015
Zone Starting Location Rewards
Scorched Desert Montgomery (715,860) XP

946 510

PAX22 500  BB8
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Tier 1

Objective: Examine Montgomery’s map

Objective: Example Montgomery’s notes

Head inside the tent behind Montgomery. You will find the map and the notes there.


Objective: Go to the northwestern ruins

Go to the location marked on the map, which is (505,1085). Beware that you will be entering a lair area, which is designed around multiple endgame players cooperatering, so be sure to avoid all the dangerous mobs in that area.


Tier 2

Objective: Find and decipher Montgomery’s research notes

The notes are to the right of the bottom of the stairs when coming down them. Interact with the notes to continue the mission.

Objective: Perform the Ritual of the Sun

I encourage you to try to solve this one yourself as there’s some decent lore to all of this! The solution is to interact with the pyres in the order shown in the image below. You are to put out their fires.

Facing away from the stairs, use the first pyre on the left side, then the first pyre on the right side, then the third pyre on the left side, then the third pyre on the right side. The last pyre is the second one on the left side.


Objective: Inspect where the beams are pointing

Look up and you’ll see a set of blue beams that point towards a certain location. Follow the beams. The pinpointed location is at the end of a narrow structure. Jump onto it.


Objective: Collect the metallic scarab

Pick up the metallic scarab the beams point to.


Tier 3

Objective: Find and decipher Montgomery’s research notes

Go to the pintpointed location and interact with the notes half-way up the stairs.


Objective: Perform the Ritual of Days

Now things are getting a bit more complicated. Beware, this ritual can only be performed during daytime. If the current ingame-time is night, you will have to wait until sunrise.

Use the crystal above the notes first.

Then interact with the other crytals until they send their reflection beam off in the right direction. The solution for where the beams have to go is shown belowin multiple parts.


Following the path underground…


Going left and then right, straight into the eye of the symbol!


Objective: Enter the sealed chamber

A door has mysteriously opened after the success of the ritual. Pass through it.


Objective: Collect the metallic ankh

Pick up the ankh from the ground. Hmmmm, Anubis…

Tier 4

Objective: Find and decipher Montgomery’s research notes

Head for the designated area and interact with the notes on the wall.


Objective: Perform the Ritual of Lineage

Again, I encourage you to explore this for yourself, but if you’re stuck you will find the solution below.

The solution is to pray in front of all the three statue sections on the right side of the room. They should light up with weak blue-like lights. Pray using the /pray command.

Objective: Collect the metallic eye

It is found in front of the statue at the end of the room. Pick it up to advance.


Tier 5

Objective: Enter the hidden tomb

Sneak around the statue. There’s an entrance to a hidden tomb behind it. Pass through that entrance down to the hidden tomb.

Objective: Examine the metallic sarcophagus

Interact with the sarcophagus. Might not be necessary, it is possible that getting near it will make the mission advance.

Objective: Place the metal objects on the sarcophagus

Click on the Aperture of the sarcophagus to place the parts there.


Tier 6

Objective: Report your findings back to the Oxford scholars

Return to where you started the mission, at (715,860).


Objective: Read the rest of Montgomery’s research

Head inside the grey tent again and interact with the book on the table.


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  • Bill

    [Ritual of days] Remeber to interact with the crystal above the notes (first) as i didn’t notice it to begin with and was standing and waiting for sun to make the “first” crystal to start beaming… untill i researched to enternot for answers… I use this Database over all others, so thanks for having such good walkthroughs.

    • Vikestart

      Thanks :) Added!

  • Cathy Hoyns

    Yes this was a very frustrating quest. I couldn’t tell even though it was daylight why the crystals weren’t working. Then bill below after reading what he said there is a huge Crystal up on the ledge above the notes, you have to click on it and continue clicking it until the beam of light hits the crystal you are trying to use next. Anyway, each beam has to be turned to hit the corresponding crystals.

  • Gyrannon

    Wish The Devs would mark it as a Lair Mission since you do have to go into one… I just accepted without checking here first. This’ll be fun!

  • Moku

    Typed out notes, if you would like them, for decyphering:

    cngu bs gur fha – eryngrf abg whfg gb gur fbyne obql, ohg gur geniry bs gur uhzna obql – ovegu gb orlbaq
    rvtug synzrf – rvtug fgngvbaf ba gur cngu bs yvsr? nygubhtu gur beqre vf abg jung frrzrq vavgvnyyl boivbhf…

    vasnapl – n dhvpxyl qbhfrq synzr (Right as you enter)
    ovegu – gur oevrsrfg oynmr (Left)

    lbhgu – arire gehyl rkgvathvfurq (Right)
    puvyqubbq – bayl gehyl snqrf nsgre byq ntr (Left)

    ? (byq ntr) (Unmarked Right)
    nqhygubbq – fybjre ohea guna vasnapl, snfgre guna byq ntr (Left)

    vzzbegnyvgl – bapr npuvrirq, hadhrapunoyr (Further Right)
    qrngu – qrngu vf rire cerfrag (Left)