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The Secret World: The Big Terrible Picture Investigation Guide / Solution
The Secret World: The Big Terrible Picture Investigation Guide / Solution

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Enjoy the Opening Cinematic

Tier 1: Examine the Map & Notes

Start out by examining the map and notes on the table just inside the tent.

Tier 2: Ritual of the Sun & The Metallic Scarab

Examine the notes on the floor.

Here is the raw text if you don’t want to type it out yourself:

cngu bs gurfha-eryngrf abg whfg gb gurfbyne 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

This is a Roman Cipher. You figure this out from the last note where a) It says the word cipher, and 2) “a rudimentary knowledge of Roman history should put a key to the lock“. You need to shift each letter 13 spaces. You can do this online here.

The result will be:

path of the sun relates not just to the solar body, but the travel of the human body birth to beyond
eight flames eight stations on the path of life although the order is not what seemed initially obvious

Follow this graphic to click on the pyres in the correct order.







Once you have clicked the Pyres, your mission will update, and the pillars will spawn awesome blue lights that point you towards your next destination. Put your jumping skills to good use and jump onto the platform.

At the end of the pathway will be your metallic scarab. Collect it to continue.

Tier 3: Perform the Ritual of Days

The first step is to examine the notes on the floor.

(Potentially Only works during daytime?  A few more confirmations in the comments below would be nice =)

Deciphering this note isn’t required for the mission, but here it is for those of you who would like to know:

Ritual of days-the coming forth by day – a focusing of light upon darkness
The priesthood of Amun driven underground by Atenists-enacts these rituals in secret why here?

The Sequence is as follows.

<Stand on the Stairs to Reach # 7>

Then it will hit the eye and you will be done.

This will deactivate all the lights, but the passage will open for you. Go through it and collect the Metallic Ankh.

Tier 4: Ritual of Lineage



Go down the tomb and /pray before the first statue to the left (Akhenaten).  

You need to /pray in front of the “true” names of the statues to make them become white(activated).  It will open up a room where you will get the metallic Eye.

Tier 5: Place Object at Aperture

Place the metallic objects on the aperture and an image will appear.

Tier 6: Return to Montgomery

When you return to Montgomery, a cinematic will play, after which you will need to read the rest of his notes.  They are located inside the tent.



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