Cryptic Quatrains III

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Cryptic Quatrains III
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Information
Season 18
Type Quest
Rarity Legendary
Steps 7
Previous Cryptic Quatrains II
Vendors Star Chart
Rewards
Rewards Charge of Light

Cryptic Quatrains III is a Legendary Quest from the Season of Plunder. It is obtained from the Treasure Beacon icon.jpg Large Treasure Beacon, which is rewarded for reaching Rank 16 with the Star Chart vendor in the H.E.L.M. This quest is preceded by Cryptic Quatrains I and Cryptic Quatrains II.

Each step of this quest presents the player with a riddle to solve. In-game, keywords in the quest step descriptions are highlighted in a golden font color, hinting at the solution. Solutions to the riddles will be included in the Notes sub-sections of each step on this page.

1. Cryptic Quatrains III

Interaction: Star Chart

You eagerly press the switch on the Treasure Beacon and a hidden compartment pops open. You pull out a folded piece of parchment used by a desperate pirate during a daring escape.

Cryptic Quatrains icon.jpg Cryptic Quatrains III

Description

…was I still alive? Still not dead, as I dreamed?

Me treasure not sunken, not lost in the deep?

They'd caught not their quarry, I would be redeemed

And bury me knife in their chests while they sleep

A strange poem. You suspect some of the words may have hidden meanings…

A riddle written on seawater-stained parchment.

Objectives

Pirate riddle solved: 1

Notes

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2. Cryptic Quatrains III

Description

I waded ashore after crashin' their ship

Me takin' their treasure they'd never forgive

Me exodus doubtless curled many a lip

I'd make them forget I had one life to live

A strange poem. You suspect some of the words may have hidden meanings…

A riddle written on seawater-stained parchment.

Objectives

Pirate riddle solved: 1

Notes

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3. Cryptic Quatrains III

Description

They cursed as their catch crashed away through the trees

I moved as if lightnin' did arc through me bones

I felt like the maker had answered my pleas

While handy with cannons, they left 'em back home

A strange poem. You suspect some of the words may have hidden meanings…

A riddle written on seawater-stained parchment.

Objectives

Pirate riddle solved: 1

Notes

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4. Cryptic Quatrains III

Description

Alone with me atlas and treasure at last

I use me crude dagger to cut out a code

This cipher I'll place where it's held safe and fast

Two beacons will guide you if treasure you're owed

A strange poem. You suspect some of the words may have hidden meanings…

A riddle written on seawater-stained parchment.

Objectives

Pirate riddle solved: 1

Notes

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5. Cryptic Quatrains III

Description

I crept out at dusk, left me treasure behind

And found me old crew and the captain as well

I'm light with a blade and me right hand's unkind

They'll find their salvation dead-center in hell

A strange poem. You suspect some of the words may have hidden meanings…

A riddle written on seawater-stained parchment.

Objectives

Pirate riddle solved: 1

Notes

  • A secret compartment will appear in the Captain's Atlas icon.jpg Captain's Atlas after restoring the Crude Cipher icon.jpg Crude Cipher treasure map. There are three sockets where three different Eliksni sigils can be inserted. Insert text-center House of Dusk into the left slot, text-center House of Salvation into the center slot, and text-center House of Light into the right slot. The secret compartment will disappear when the correct combination is inserted.

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6. Cryptic Quatrains III

Description

The cosmos had set me ashore, I was free

Forgotten at last, me heart empty of hate

On deck of the vessel that pointed to sea

I leaned on the mast and awaited me fate

A strange poem. You suspect some of the words may have hidden meanings…

A riddle written on seawater-stained parchment.

Objectives

Pirate riddle solved: 1

Notes

  • Travel to the Forgotten Shore in the Cosmodrome. On the south side of the area is a beached ship that contains the entrance to the Veles Labyrinth Lost Sector. The front side of the boat has a mast sticking out of it. On the deck of the ship, between the mast and the bow, is a green Eliksni symbol. Interact with it to progress the quest.

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7. Cryptic Quatrains III

Description

I took all I had, placed it safe in a cave

Where stream joins its mother by pillars of three

It's yours if you like, for you're clever and brave

You may find me treasure… but never find me

A strange poem. You suspect some of the words may have hidden meanings…

A riddle written on seawater-stained parchment.

Objectives

Pirate riddle solved: 1

Rewards

Notes

  • In the Forgotten Shore in the Cosmodrome, head to the north side of the area. A stream flows into the sector from the exit leading to the Mothyards. Three pillars sit at the bank of the stream, at the bottom of a cliff with a small building on top of it. Behind the pillars, a small cave can be found in the rock wall. Inside the cave, interact with the mound marked with a green Eliksni symbol to complete the quest and obtain the reward.
  • Before completing it, the quest displays the following item as the reward:
Buried Exotic Accessory icon.jpg Buried Exotic Accessory

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