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Preceded By: “The City Beneath Us

Tier 1

Objective:  Enter the Time Tomb

Tier 2

Objective:  Find a functioning ark in al-merayah’s past

Head into the door on the left, you’ll see a panel with 3 items – I solved it with bottom right, top, then bottom left, but your milage may vary.   There are a few puzzles like this throughout the instance, a bit of patience and just clicking till they all light up will get you through.


Next up, the floor puzzle!  If you look across above the door and on the pillars to each side, you’ll see symbols light up.  These symbols represent the ‘safe’ tiles on the ground.   So try to move in step with them when they change.  It may take you a few tries, but it isn’t too hard, remember, you can jump and move diagonally, but try not to hit non-safe tiles.


Once you make it past the floor puzzle, same as before, I don’t recall the order I used to solve it, I just started clicking until they all lit up.   It isn’t too hard.



Once through that door, you’ll head up some stairs to yet another door puzzle.   Again, just click furiously until it opens!



You’ll finally get to a larger room with a custodian in it, he’s not your friend!
The goal here will be to fight him to low health, AWAY from the door at the back of the room!   When he gets to low health, he’ll enter a little ‘heal mode’ which will pulse out a knock-back every 2 seconds, making it difficult to solve the door puzzle behind him if you drop him too close to it.

Ideally, pull him towards the start of the room and fight him there.  It may take an attempt or 2 at the door puzzle since it can be a pain, but overall, it isn’t too difficult.



Tier 3

Ok, now this is where things FINALLY get interesting!


You’ll see familiar sight from the previous mission, but this time, we’re in the past, the same door way on the right is our first goal!

The Whip – How To Get It!

Walk in there to be greeted with a floor puzzle.   Now, you MUST have the whip from one of the Atenist Excavation Supervisors to do this next step.   I’ve solved the floor puzzle in the image below, however, it is pretty simple.  Pay attention to the first row of symbols, then simply follow the path of those through to the end.


When you get to the end, use the Anima Infuser – the Whip will be removed from your inventory.  Don’t worry, this is normal.


Now leave the room the way you came and continue the mission!

Objective:  Take the functioning ark!

Swap it to the broken one…

Objective:  Escape the trap

Just run back the way you came…  Oh, and mind the boulder!

Objective:  Bury the functioning ark in a safe palce

Head to the location on your map, which will be up the path outside.  Just follow it around until you get to this location..


Objective: Return to the present

The Whip – How To Get It! Continued…

From here, you should be back in the present.  Head back to the room you placed your Whip in the Anima Infuser.  Solve the floor puzzle once more, and open the chest at the end.   Congratulations on your new toy!

Objective:  Recover the Functioning Ark

Head to the location on your map.

Tier 5

Objective:  Find the boldest driver in the desert

Exit out the tunnel, head to the location on your map, it is marked on Nassir.

Leads on to “The Last Train To Cairo


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