The Secret World: All Roads Lead to Rome Mission Guide / Solution
The Secret World: All Roads Lead to Rome Mission Guide / Solution

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NOTE: Before Starting This Mission, Make Sure You Have A SWORD In Your Inventory. If You Are Not A Sword User, Go Buy One.  It Can Be Any Sword.

Opening Cinematic

Video Playthrough


TSW All Roads Lead To Rome - Mission Start

Tier 1

Objective: Follow Mama Abena’s Guidance

From the cut scene, you can see she references prophets, and what better than “The Fallen King”

Head over to the Prophet at Coordinates (190,280).

The Prophet - The Secret World

Upon arrival, a cutscene will play and advance you to Tier 2.

Tier 2

Objective: Find out what’s so special about the stones.

Click the large mosaic on the ground. 

After clicking, there will be 12 intractable items on the ground and the mission will update.

Objective:  Follow where the stones lead.

If you interact with each stone, you’ll get a picture with a word on each.

From standing in front of “The Fallen King” facing forward, I assigned a number value to each as follows…

TSW All Roads Lead To Rome - Mosaic

1: Blank.

2: Blank.

3: SUB  = Under

4: MAXIMUS = Famous

5: ARBOR = Tree

6:  Blank

7: ILLE = He

8: FLEVIT = Wept

9: DIXIT =  Said

10: ‘INFERIUS = Lower

11: SICUT = As

12: SUPERIUS’  = Above

Funny Note:  I was staring at this for a bit, the wife comes in, and goes “That’s talking about Jesus when he wept under the tree before …….”  (yea, I stopped listening at about that point..)  But that made me run to the tree in Ealdwich park!

Head To Coordinates ( 147 , 288 ) Under the large tree to the north of the stage in Ealdwic Park and type /cry

TSW All Roads Lead To Rome - The Tree

Objective: Follow the paths of memory.

From here, you’ll see a glowing trail, follow it.  It’ll take you down through the sewers and all over.. Just keep following it till you reach a door to enter the “Londinium Excavation”.

TSW All Roads Lead To Rome - The memory

TSW All Roads Lead To Rome - Entrance To Excavation

Objective:  Explore the excavation.

As you get to the end, the mission will update to the next tier.

Tier 3

TSW All Roads Lead To Rome - Inside The Excavation

Objective: Inspect the image. 

On the ground is a Broken sword hilt.  Use it.

Once you pick it up, the mission will update again.

TSW All Roads Lead To Rome Sword Hilt

Objective:  Complete the image.

At this point, the mission expects you to complete the image on the ground with 3 mystery pieces, 2 eye sockets and a mouth socket.  So, let’s explore to the right

The Right Hallway… 

There’s fire.  Take your time through here, fire, hot, it burns.   When you get to the end, you’ll see a lever, and a Golden coin.  Grab the coin and hit the lever for a much easier way out.

TSW All Roads Lead To Rome - Right Side Hallway Golden Coin

The Left Hallway…

Grab the torch on your left as you make your way down the hallway.  Head into the dark room, straight forward through the Lingering Caretakers (they won’t bite..)   There’s not much reason to stray off the straight path, so go straight till you come to the other golden coin.

Grab it, and head back out.

TSW All Roads Lead To Rome - Torch

TSW All Roads Lead To Rome - Left Gold Coin

 

The Mouth Socket

Disassemble the Sword Hilt You Picked Up At The Start Of This Tier.

TSW All Roads Lead To Rome - The Sword Hilt

This is where it is important that you either are a sword user, or have brought a sword!
Combine the Mercurious Glyph, which was the result of breaking down the broken hilt, with any sword in game to make the Mercurious Blade.

TSW All Roads Lead To Rome Make a Sword

Objective:  Proceed Further into the temple

As you enter, you’ll see a large tablet with the words:
Latin: Consequuntur Veneris Alter, Alter Mercurii Cursus, in Infimoque Orbe Luna Radiis Solis Accensa Convertitur

Translation: Followed by all of Venus and Mercury running and, in the rays of the Sun, the Moon revolves, lighted sphere still lower

TSW All Roads Lead To Rome - Latin Tablet

This is in reference to Greco-Roman Astronomy, particularly Ptolemy’s 7 planetary spheres, which is basically the order the Romans saw our solar system:

1. Moon >  2. Mercury > 3. Venus >  4. Sun >   5.  Mars >  6. Jupiter >  7. Saturn.

So, the goal of this puzzle is to light the Braziers in the proper order.

Based on the translation, it is: Venus, Mercury, Moon, Sun.

Or

3, 2, 1, 4

You will start from the far end of the hall, in front of the sealed door, facing towards the way you entered, the brazier in front of you (see picture below) is #1.  Activate them in order 3, 2, 1, 4

TSW All Roads Lead To Rome Braziers

Objective:  Pass through the earthgate

As you enter the next room, the construct will engage you.   Attack him to get him to cease his attacks for a few seconds then approach the agartha portal.

TSW All Roads Lead To Rome - Construct

Your character will start to levitate, as if you are recalling into the Agartha, but will be interrupted by the construct.   Continue this for awhile, damaging the construct and returning to the portal attempting to enter.

TSW All Roads Lead To Rome Attempting Portal

After a few rotations, the portal will finally open.

Objective:  Finish the Roman Journey

Once the portal opens, the objective updates.

TSW All Roads Lead To Rome - Open Portal

Objective: Enter the portal

That completes the mission, you’ll end up back in the Agartha!   Completing the mission will get you your very own torch to carry around!  Great for starting angry mobs of gullible European villagers and burning heretics!

TSW All Roads Lead To Rome - Mission Reward

 

 

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  • Vig

    Must be lvl 10+ with your faction to pick up the quest

  • Wullail

    Hmm……do I get my original sword back once the quest is done

    • Animaniac

      I just tested. the combine does not consume the sword (tested with a 100 pax QL1 sword from the station vendor)

    • Lexxie

      You get your sword back as soon as the combine is completed thank goodness, just as it was before 🙂

  • “Consequuntur Veneris Alter, Alter Mercurii Cursus, in Infimoque Orbe Luna Radiis Solis Accensa Convertitur” is part of Scipio’s Dream (http://harpers.org/blog/2008/06/cicero-scipios-dream/ ) and better translation is “his companions, Venus and Mercury follow on their different courses; and in a sphere still lower the moon revolves, lighted by the rays of the sun.”

  • If you get pulled out of the quest during the excavation stage and have to return later, where’s the door? 🙂

    • Answering my own question now I’ve found it, in case anyone else has the same problem. Inside the Bazalgette, at 247,249