To Catch a Thief

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To Catch a Thief
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Region: London
Given by: Dame Julia
Type: Action
Faction: Templars
Added in: 1.0
Repeatable: No
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Contents

A matter of great importance to your society has arisen. You have been summoned by the fearsome Templars woman-at-arms, Dame Julia.

Dialogue

Initial Phone Call

Dame Julia: Hello? Hell- Oh, for Christ's sake, now it's on speakerphone.
Dame Julia: Dame Julia here, you're wanted back in Temple Hall.
Dame Julia: This is an order, not a request, so wrap up whatever it is you're doing, and find your way to Agartha.
Dame Julia: I expect to see you back here before I have figured out how to hang up on you.

Interview with Dame Julia

Dame Julia: Stand up straight. Is this what you wear out there? Your generation has lost all sense of decorum. Does no one care about appearances anymore?
Dame Julia: In my day, you would never see a Templars soldier out of uniform - or see them betray their own. If that ever happened...
Dame Julia: Capital punishment wasn't a taboo, we'd hang them right out there in Temple Square, a stern warning to everyone.
Dame Julia: Everything just seemed to matter more back then. Appearances, family, etiquette, loyalty.
Dame Julia: Our Judas stole a dangerous relic from the vaults, and portalled straight into Agartha. Luckily there were tracers on the treasure, and they recently lit up - in Seoul.
Dame Julia: We're not exactly sure what this mean, but the whole things stinks of green scales. And I don't mean fish.

Arriving at Seoul

Dame Julia: We have received some additional intelligence about the rogue element.
Dame Julia: He's brazenly meeting with his contacts at a café close by.
Dame Julia: How this man was able to penetrate the vaults, and yet be so utterly stupid is beyond me.
Dame Julia: Your phone should have received the coordinates. Need I tell you how urgent this is?

After finding the Cafe

Dame Julia: Right, so you cocked that one up. He knows you're onto him.
Dame Julia: The boys tell me he's heading into Agartha with the relic.
Dame Julia: If he manages to escape, it would be an utter disaster.
Dame Julia: We have an additional complication in that there's been enough noise over the aether to alert everyone else to what's going on.
Dame Julia: You are no longer the only one in pursuit.
Dame Julia: It is imperative that you get to our black sheep first and retrieve our possessions.
Dame Julia: I won't bother telling you how important this is.

Entering Agartha Phone Call

Dame Julia: Hello? Can you hear me?
Dame Julia: The transmission is compromised, our Agartha net cannot locate you, and the ephemeral connection is fading.
Dame Julia: Our best guess is that the artifact affected the gateway to Agartha, depositing you and our traitor somewhere outside the charted regions.
Dame Julia: Agartha is vast and dangerous, so be careful.
Dame Julia: You are also outside the jurisdiction of the Council of Venice.
Dame Julia: The gloves are off out there. No gentlemen's rules, I'm afraid.
Dame Julia: Catch your target before our rivals do, and watch yourself.

Finding the Guardian Phone Call

Dame Julia: Anything capable of doing this to one of the Custodians of Agartha will be deadly to you.
Dame Julia: Permanently so. Exercise caution, you are our only agent on-site, and we wouldn't want you to end up...nullified.

Entering Shambala Phone Call

Dame Julia: Where in blazes are you? We're-
Dame Julia: Alright. Alright. Yes. Fine.
Dame Julia: That would be Shambala you're looking at.
Dame Julia: It's not entirely unknown to us, but it's been off-limits for a while now.
Dame Julia: Venice rules, after several unfortunate incidents.
Dame Julia: It's a place of great power, still under investigation.
Dame Julia: We've been pushing for the Council to open it up to the secret war.
Dame Julia: We are concerned that our rogue element is bringing the relic home, potentially amplifying its effects.
Dame Julia: Something to do with resonant quantum harmonics coupled with a powerful source of anima, causing instabilities in the occult field.
Dame Julia: I don't know much about his nonsense, but I trust our code sorcerers. They are gravely concerned.
Dame Julia: Extreme prejudice is required. The target must be eliminated.

Leaving Shambala Phone Call

Dame Julia: (via phone) Good work. I'm sorry you had to go through that.
Dame Julia: (via phone) It's never pleasant business, dealing with one of our own -
Dame Julia: (via phone) but he brought it upon himself, I'm afraid.
Dame Julia: (via phone) His name will be stricken from your records.
Dame Julia: (via phone) His family will only know that he was lost in the service of his society.
Dame Julia: (via phone) They are old school Templars.
Dame Julia: (via phone) They wouldn't be able to live with the shame.
Dame Julia: (via phone) It's time to come home, bring our lost treasure back to its shielded chest.
Dame Julia: (via phone) Make no stops along the way, you're carrying what amounts to an atom bomb.

Report

Dame Julia: I'm warming to you. You carried yourself with grace and dignity. And a certain... modern flair, I suppose Miss Plimmswood would approve, she was always the less formal one. She was the first of the new school, long before it became fashionable.
Dame Julia: In the meantime, please return to your field operations. We can't afford to be short a man. Or woman.
Dame Julia: You may have have hoped working to save the future would be greeted with more fanfare. I'm sorry to be the bearer of little to no news. But you have our thanks.

Journal Entries

  • Tier 1: Answer your summons by returning to Temple Hall and speaking with Dame Julia.
    • Report to Dame Julia
    • Travel to Seoul
    • Find the cafe
  • Tier 2: You startled the traitor, and he has taken flight! Give chase.
    • Chase the traitor
  • Tier 3: The traitor has escaped into the Agartha maze. Try to pick up his trail again, but beware- operatives from the other societies are also closing in on him.
    • Follow the rogue agent into Agartha
    • Examine the Custodian's visual logs
    • Look for where the traitor left Agartha
  • Tier 4: You have tracked your target to the snowy plateaus outside the city of Shambala, a dead end. Defeat him and those who came for him, and reclaim the artifact for the Templars.
    • Kill the traitor
  • Tier 5: The traitor has been dealth with, along with those who sought to reach him before you. Take the prize back to Temple Hall.
    • Return to Dame Julia with the artifact

Rewards

  • 629,790 Experience total
    • 89,970 XP per Tier for tiers 1 thru 4
    • 269,910 XP for completion of tier 5

Walkthrough

There are 5 tiers to this mission.

NOTE: You initially get this mission via a phone call from Dame Julia. If you do not accept the mission at that time, it can be picked up later by going to Richard Sonnac's room in Temple Hall.

This can be a very difficult mission, depending on when you get it. It is sent to you based on total Experience earned. However, if you have be re-running low level missions in order to test out various Weapons, you may be only only Skill level 3-5 with your weapons and in mostly QL3-5 gear. In which case it will be nearly impossible to complete. It is recommended that both Skill Level and Quality Level be at 5-6 before attempting.

Tier 1/5

Tier 2/5

  • Chase the Traitor
    • First, he heads into Agartha, so go back to the normal entrance
    • Instead of going to the normal Agartha though, you will be taken to the Agatha (Solo Instance) generated for this mission.
    • If for some reason, you need to go to the normal instance of Agartha (to go to a vendor in London or something), you can do so using your Agartha conduit token

Tier 3/5

  • Follow the Rogue Agent into Agartha
    • You will now be in the Agartha (Solo Instance), this objective will not advance until you find the Agartha Custodian that was destroyed
    • The easiest path to the broken Agartha Custodian is:
      • Turn left upon entering the solo instance, and run until the path ends.
      • Take the portal on the right
      • When you come out of the portal, turn around and go back in - it will take you somewhere different than where you came from
      • Run Northwest / West to the next portal, and take the portal at the end of the path
      • When you come out of the portal, turn around and go back in - it will take you somewhere different than where you came from
      • Follow the path south-southwest. When it turns west, you'll be able to look over the edge and see a path below with a blackend spot. Jump off the path your on down to that path below
      • Run along this path to the south until you get to the broken Agartha Custodian
  • Examine the custodian's visual logs
  • Look for where the traitor left Agartha
    • The easiest path to the exit is:
      • Jump down from the broken Agartha Custodian onto the pathway below
      • Run west to the end of the path and take the portal there
      • Run south to the end of this new path, and take the portal there, you will advance to Tier 4 when you approach the portal

Tier 4/5

  • Kill the Traitor
    • First, you have to go through the portal and enter Shambala
    • The traitor will be fighting The Variable and the Head Hunter, as you approach all three will attack you
    • Kill off The Variable and the Head Hunter before engaging Rhys Delacroix (The Traitor)
    • Once you've killed them, you focus on Rys Delacroix. You will notice two lion status near him, one with a green aura and one with a red aura
    • When fighting Rhys:
      • Keep near the green lion most of the time, he can only take damage when next to it
      • When he jumps up and does that "on a cross" look with a red aura, run to the red lion - that will protect you from his blast
      • After his red blasts, return to the green lion and keep attacking him
    • If you die, you will resurrect at an Anima Well where you entered Shambala

Tier 5/5

  • Return to Dame Julia with the artifact
    • Past where you were fighting near the lions will be a small building with what appears to be an Anima Well inside
    • Approaching the well will let you portal to Agartha (the normal one)
    • From there, return to London and the Temple Hall

Report

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Dame Julia: ???

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