The Secret World: The Red Thread Guide / Solution
The Secret World: The Red Thread Guide / Solution

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The Secret World: The Red Thread Guide / Solution Carpathian Fangs Callisto - (908 , 423)   The Secret World: The Red Thread Guide / Solution   |   The Secret World: The Red Thread Guide / Solution35,000

This mission requires that you’ve completed A History of Violins

TSW The Red Thread - Mission Start

Opening Cinematic

Video Playthrough

Tier 1

Objective:  Find the place where Mara studied.

Head to the Monastery of the First Mother at Coordinates ,  (1044 , 335)

  TSW The Red Thread - Mission Entrance To Library

Find the book, Ovid’s Metamorphoses, which is in the back left corner from where you entered.

  TSW The Red Thread - Mission Ovid's Metamorphosis

  TSW The Red Thread - Mission Ovid's Metamorphosis

Tier 2

This next tier starts a series of puzzles and riddles you’ll need to figure, based on the above image from the book.

So keep that in mind as each part…

“My past has been hidden in the log shadows of gods,
 My soul is a song you must play in the dark,
 These, the weights of my burdens…”

Objective: Search the library

This will be the first puzzle…  The goal is to put out all the candles.

I’m sure there’s a certain order, however I got this based on luck, as did Volaric.  We lost track of what we were clicking, but eventually it advanced the mission.  If somebody actually pays attention to the order, please let me know in the comments so we can help others.  Otherwise, start in the back corner from where you read the book in the previous tier and start clicking!

TSW - Red Thread Candle Order

  TSW The Red Thread - Mission Candles

 

Objective:  Take the spectral lyre.

Once the candles are out, the mission will update, run over and grab the Spectral Lyre from the podium.

  TSW The Red Thread - Mission Spectral Lyre

Objective:  Play the spectral lyre.

With the spectral lyre in your inventory, go ahead and active it.  This will update your mission to …

Objective: Follow the trail.

A music trail will lead you to the next location.  Keep playing the instrument to guide your path.   You’ll eventually end up at Coordinates ( 1118 , 326 )

  TSW The Red Thread - Mission Music Notes

Tier 3

Objective:  Remove the protective wards.

Now starts the next puzzle, this is a music puzzle.  If you’re hard of hearing, or tone deaf, as usual, Funcom hates you!   But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

This puzzle involves matching the music from the Spectral Lyre to the tune of each of the 4 items.  There are 18 total steps.

There are 2 ways to we’ve outlined to solve this:

Video Version

If you’re a fan of numbered sequence, we’ve created a graphic to follow, just position yourself, and click the 4 items in the order listed.

  TSW The Red Thread - Mission Music Puzzle Solution

Otherwise, here’s the text order to follow:

Callisto , Diana, Jupiter , Jupiter, Juno, Jupiter, Diana, Jupiter, Diana, Callisto, Diana, Jupiter, Juno, Jupiter, Jupiter, Diana, Diana, Callisto

 

Once complete, the mission will update to a new objective list:

Objective:  Take the symbol of Jupiter
Objective:  Take the symbol of Juno
Objective:  Take the symbol of Diana
Objective:  Take the symbol of Callisto

Picking up the 4 pieces updates the objective..

Tier 4

Objective:  Solve the third line in the verse.

Luckily, it is right here in the same room!  You’ll notice some stones just past the puzzle you completed.  The goal here is to place the items you’ve just picked up, in the proper order on these blocks.

The solution, from left to right…

Jupiter, Callisto, Juno, Diana

Or, see the image below for the correct order based on items in your inventory!

  TSW The Red Thread - Mission Music Puzzle

Upon completion, you’ll see and hear a message which is extremely important for the next part…

Tier 5

Objective:  Find Mara’s hidden vault.

“Poor poet, how far will you fo without going all the way? You’re so thirsty, but you don’t drink.  Muse we play this game forever?  The truth is I find your poems boring and you’ll get nothing from me.  At least, no more than the endless years you’ve gotten already.  The water babbles, Callisto, but not for you.  Because you were never among her favoured.”

The mission text speaks of waters…

“Poor poet, how far will you go without going all the way?  You’re so thirsty, but you don’t drink.  Must we play this game forever?  The truth is I find your poems boring and you’ll get nothing from me.  At least, no more than the endless years you’ve gotten already.  The water babbles, Callisto, but not for you.  Because you were never among her favoured”

Head into the Roman Baths, you’ll need to fight your way through to the end at Coordinates (816 , 354)

As you approach, the vault the mission will update.

  TSW The Red Thread - Mission Mara's Vault

Objective:  Unlock the Vault

So, clearly these represent stars, and Callisto, thanks the the early references of the Greek Mythology, turns out to be the constellation known as “Ursa Major” (The Bear)
No next, it was time to stare at this till the proper method stood out.   I could go on explaining how this was figured, but I’m sure you’re not interested in that, you just want to know how to advance, so here ya go!

 

The image asumes you’re facing directly  East..
NOTE:  Stepping off the platform resets it.  So be careful with that. 

  TSW The Red Thread - Mission Callisto Constellation

 

Video Version

 

Once complete, you’ll here the mission update, and get a new objective.

Objective:  Read Mara’s Journal

To the left of where you just solved the puzzle, a block moves and opens to where Mara’s Journal was hidden.
Walk over and pick it up.

  TSW The Red Thread - Mara's Journal

 

 

 


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  • The activation order for the candles is like this. It’s one of those puzzles where when you use one candle, others are used as well. You only have to use the three marked ones in that order.

    • toafarmer

      that worked, but i had to reloged first cause i was clicking random crap before.

      • Kokushi

        Leaving the building real quick and re-entering resets the puzzle

  • cicileus

    Agreed with other commenter.

    The candles on the east wall from left to right are 1 2 3 4

    West from left to right is 5 and 6

    You need to click on 1, 3, and 6.

    If you clicked some of the candles, you’ll have to go outside and then back inside to reset them.

    If other people are clicking the candles, wait til they’re gone, go out, and then back in.

    (Courtesy of your friends and fans in the Devil’s Due metaconspiracy.)

  • TA

    So, the order of the symbols for tier 4 definitely works, but I can’t tell *why* it works. What’s the significance of putting them in that order?

    • Anonymous

      Jupiter (planet), Callisto (moon), Juno (asteroid), and Diana (asteroid) have masses in that order.

  • RE: Candles: it totally doesn’t matter which order you do them in, as long as you only get the ones mentioned as the right candles by the other posters (2 closest to the door, skip past one and do the next on the east wall, which has 4 candles). At least, we each did it two different ways from those listed, and they both worked.

  • v0ja

    Exp reward : 797’880

  • v0ja

    Exp Reward : 797880
    Money reward : 35’000 Pax
    + Sequins of Transylvania