Recalibrating the Waypoints

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Recalibrating the Waypoints

Year
1327 AE
Storyline
Living World Season 2
Chapter
The Dragon's Reach: Part 2
Location
Cavern of the Shining Lights
(Dry Top)
Level
80
Preceded by
Party Politics
Followed by
Taimi and the Asura

Objectives[edit]

Wait for word from your companions.
  • Return to Divinity's Reach.
  • Check your mail for "Waypoint News".
Help Taimi with her problem.
  • Meet Taimi at the Ley Line Hub.
  • Speak with Taimi.
  • Use Taimi's device to recalibrate miniature waypoints.
  • Drive off the attackers.
  • Defeat the Mordrem Leyleecher.
  • Check in with the asuran representatives.
  • Pursue Taimi.

Rewards[edit]

Event[edit]

  • Event boss (tango icon).png
    Kill the Mordrem leyleecher (80)
    • Mordrem Leyleecher
      Event bar.jpg
      Event boss (tango icon).png
    • Leyleecher Power Level
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    • Use the recalibration device on miniature waypoints before the leyleecher absorbs more energy.
    • Strike the leyleecher while avoiding its bolstered attacks.
    • Kill the idle Mordrem tendril to reveal the Mordrem leyleecher.

Walkthrough[edit]

After talking to Taimi, the experiment will start. The Waypoint Recalibration Device or W.R.D. operates like a siege machine, with a ground-targeted skill that removes a third of the Miniature Waypoints' energy with each bolt you fire. After recalibrating three waypoints, the player will be interrupted by a mordrem attack. Once the two waves of modrem are repelled the Mordrem Leyleecher will appear. This fight occurs in three phases, which rotate:

  • First, the player will need to use the W.R.D. to prevent the Leyleecher from absorbing power from the waypoints by exhausting their energy first. If you fail, its power level will increase, and it will have stronger attacks in the next phase. After a while, its shield goes down and it starts attacking.
  • Second, the Mordrem Leyleecher will fight you. It fights a lot like the Mordrem Thrashers encountered before, firing projectiles or using AoE attacks. It can also spreads poisonous clouds. Due to this, certain players may prefer to fight with a ranged weapon and stay greatly out of his attack range. This phase lasts only a limited time.
  • Third, the Mordrem Leyleecher will bury underground and several Jungle Tendrils will spawn. In order to continue, the only vine which does not attack, must be destroyed. After a few moments without the proper tendril being destroyed, Braham will point it out to the player character. One it is destroyed, the first phase starts over.

Note that it is possible to order Taimi to operate the W.R.D. when the Leyleecher gets its shield back up, or to choose to operate it manually. Either way, a Mordrem Husk will spawn to try and prevent you from doing so. If the husk is killed, another will spawn until the next phase is triggered.

It is additionally worth noting that if a player character is downed at any point during the fights, Braham will interrupt his current action and revive the player.

Achievements[edit]

Power Squelcher and Defender of the Tiny are mutually exclusive.

Power Squelcher

This achievement requires you to defeat the Leyleecher while it has 20 stacks of the Ley Line Energy buff. The gauge in the event monitor appears to be full at 16, so you can't trust that and need to make sure of the number of stacks by targeting the boss itself. To reach that amount, you need to tell Taimi you'll take care of the recalibration device, then not use it at all while the Leyleecher sucks energy from the waypoints. It gains four stacks per waypoint, and its shield should last for just long enough to get up to 20 stacks. Once it does, try to kill it as fast as possible, since its assaults become much more powerful at this level.

Power Squelcher The Dragon's Reach, Part 2.png The Dragon's Reach, Part 2 10 Arenanet Points.png
Defeat the Mordrem leyleecher after it's reached full power.Story Instance: Recalibrating the Waypoints
Prerequisite: The Dragon's Reach, Part 2 Completed!
Reward: Story Journal chest.png Geode Cache
Defeated Fully Powered Mordrem Leyleecher 10 Arenanet Points.png
Defender of the Tiny

This achievement requires you to tell Taimi to use the recalibration device, then to keep all Mordrem Husks from reaching her. Crowd control may help, but a high DPS should be enough to do so, even with their high defense. Achievement qualification may be tracked by the Achievement effect.png Defender of the Tiny effect.

Defender of the Tiny The Dragon's Reach, Part 2.png The Dragon's Reach, Part 2 15 Arenanet Points.png
Protect Taimi from taking any damage while she controls her recalibration device.Story Instance: Recalibrating the Waypoints
Prerequisite: The Dragon's Reach, Part 2 Completed!
Reward: Story Journal chest.png Store of Edible Cactus
Protected Taimi while She Recalibrated 15 Arenanet Points.png
Mischief Maker

This achievement is relatively easy to get: during the demonstration, don't use the recalibration device straight away and attack the mini-waypoints with your weapons instead. Two conversations will trigger between Taimi and Braham; after the second one, you should get the achievement.

Mischief Maker The Dragon's Reach, Part 2.png The Dragon's Reach, Part 2 Arenanet Points.png
Urge Taimi to yell at Braham during the recalibration device demonstration.Story Instance: Recalibrating the Waypoints
Prerequisite: The Dragon's Reach, Part 2 Completed!
Reward: Story Journal chest.png Ambrite Stash
Urged Taimi to Yell at Braham Arenanet Points.png

NPCs[edit]

Allies[edit]

Enemies[edit]

Objects[edit]

Dialogue[edit]

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Taimi

Waypoint News


Hi! I have good news and bad news. I'd ask you which one you want first, but—you know—it's mail. So, I choose good news first. As you may have noticed, my W.R.D. (waypoint recalibration device) worked like a champion! I've been monitoring the waypoint network, and as the workers repair the waypoints, the vines aren't attacking again. So...did I mention I'm a genius?

Now for the bad news. It's Phlunt. No surprise there, huh? He INSISTS that I give him a personal demonstration of how the W.R.D. works. It's as if he doesn't believe that my device is actually causing the change. I'm afraid he's going to try to weasel out of coming to the summit. Can you come be my backup? We may have to beat him up or something.

—Taimi

When approaching Braham
Braham Eirsson: Taimi's just ahead. I'd go quickly though. Those asuran representatives are getting impatient.
Reaching Taimi and Phlunt
Councillor Phlunt: My krewemates in Rata Sum have been monitoring the waypoint network. They say your device is affecting waypoints, not ley line. Why?
Taimi: Can't you see? I adjusted the settings in the waypoints so they process the flow of magic at a more stable rate.
Taimi: I'll put it in simple language for you. My device interfaces with the waypoints and captures on-the-spot readings of magic's rate of flow through them.
Taimi: Using a complicated algorithm that I devised, it calculates the exact minimum frequency required to keep the waypoint running. It then adjusts the waypoint's settings.
Councillor Phlunt: Our readings are inconclusive without more information. You must demonstrate this device, now!
Talking to Braham
Taimi probably needs some help. I'll keep an eye on those asura and make sure they don't touch anything.
Talk end option tango.png
Good idea.
Talking to Phlunt
I grow impatient. When will we have our demonstration? Go encourage that prodigy to hurry up.
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I'll see how things are coming along, Councillor. It won't be much longer.
Talking to Taimi
I see you got my message? Thanks for coming so quickly. I hope you brought some weapons.
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We won't be assaulting Phlunt.
Aw, foo. Okay, but he's insisting on a demonstration. I have some miniature waypoints I created for testing, so we can use those.
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All right. Maybe give them more juice so the change is obvious?
I can increase the flow of ley line magic to them to boost their vibrations. They'll be almost as powerful as a real waypoint.
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Ready when you are.
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Are you able to protect the waypoint network?
Yes. It is working as predicted. My device is recalibrating the waypoints across Tyria, making them vibrate at a lower rate. Like spiders, Mordrem seem attracted to vibrations in the net.
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Less vibration, and the Mordrem pay no attention.
So it seems. But for some reason, Phlunt is still asking for a demonstration. I think he wants all my secrets.
Talk more option tango.png
All right. Give the mini-waypoints more juice so the change is obvious.
I can increase the flow of ley line magic to them to boost their vibrations. They'll be almost as powerful as a real waypoint.
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Ready when you are.
After you told Taimi you're ready
Councillor Phlunt: What are you whispering about over there?
Taimi: We're formulating a plan to demonstrate how the device works. You will note that this chamber has a number of waypoint-like props.
Taimi: We'll show you how it works...in miniature!
Taimi: You see, it's so easy even a simpleton can do it. Take it away, Braham!
Braham Eirsson: Nuh-uh. You're not fooling me again. Hey, boss. Why don't you take this one.
Taimi: There's an active waypoint! Well, a mini one. Go take control of the recalibration device.
Talking to your allies
Taimi: I've checked and double-checked the settings on everything. I'm 59.6 percent certain nothing will blow up in our faces. Don't worry.
Talk end option tango.png
I'd better get to it, then.
Braham Eirsson: You ready for the demonstration? You should probably stick close to Taimi in case something goes wrong.
Talk end option tango.png
Good point.
Phlunt: You have my attention. The results seem positive thus far. Please, continue with the demonstration.
Talk end option tango.png
Okay.
Attacking the waypoints with your weapons (Mischief Maker achievement)
Taimi: I know you love hitting things, but you've gotta use the recalibration device. You can't punch ley line energy!
Braham Eirsson: Yeah, I love bashing things! Kuh-bam!
Taimi: Not you too, Braham. Though I should've expected it.
Interacting with the device
Taimi: Great! Now take aims at the waypoint and fire away until its energy's gone!
If you stop interacting with the device
Taimi: Hey, where are you going? Get back on the recalibration device!
Upon resuming interacting with the device
Taimi: Right. Like I said, aim at the waypoint and fire away.
After recalibrating one miniature waypoint
Councillor Phlunt: Check your readings, krewe.
Councillor Phlunt: W-why, it is working! Keep at it. I want to see more!
After recalibrating two miniature waypoints
Taimi: Great! They're eating this up. Go get one more!
Councillor Phlunt: Truly impressive work for someone so...young.
After recalibrating three miniature waypoints
Taimi: Whoa! That quake was not my fault! Not it, not it!
Braham Eirsson: You're right, Taimi. There's Mordrem headed our way.
Councillor Phlunt: Krewe, to me. Take cover! What are Mordrem doing here?
First wave defeated
Braham Eirsson: They keep coming! Y'think your new toy got 'em riled up?
Second wave defeated (in-game cutscene)
Braham Eirsson: Big thing incoming! And it looks like it means business.
Taimi: More than that. It's absorbing the ley line energy! Quick, we need to make sure it can't get any more.
Taimi: Use my recalibration device! It'll be just like before, only with...lots of evil plants.
After getting the Mordrem Leyleecher's shield down
Braham Eirsson: Oh, it's angry now. Watch out! It's about to attack.
After the Leyleecher hides underground for the first time
Taimi: Scruffy's readings say that it's hiding under a tendril. Look for one that isn't attacking back!
When Braham finds the Leyleecher's hiding spot
Braham Eirsson: I think I found it! Yeah, this tendril's not attacking back!
When Taimi finds the Leyleecher's hiding spot
Taimi: I've located it! This tendril is totally docile.
After the Mordrem Leyleecher emerges for the first time.
Taimi: The Mordrem is back to steal more ley line energy! Better get on the recalibration device. If you don't do it, I will!
Taimi's dialogue (automatically triggered)
The Mordrem is attracted to the ley line energy, and we're next! Better get on the recalibration device. If you don't do it, I will!
Talk quest choice tango.png
Get on the device, Taimi! I'll keep the off you!
Talk quest choice tango.png
I'll get on the device. Keep the Mordrem off me!
If the player chooses to get on the device
Taimi: All right, I'll let you handle it. The more energy it gets, the more powerful it'll be when it starts to attack!
When the Leyleecher gets his shield down for the second time
Taimi: That Mordrem is getting to attack. Defense mode, Scruffy!
After the Leyleecher hides underground for the second time
Braham Eirsson: Hey, come back here! Stupid plant's gone into hiding.
After the Leyleecher emerges for the second time
Braham Eirsson: It's back and sucking up ley line energy again!
After the Leyleecher hides underground for the third time
Taimi: Sneaky skritt. It's gone into hiding.
After the Leyleecher is defeated
Braham Eirsson: Kuh-bam! Take that!
Taimi: Excelsior! It's dead!
Talking to Phlunt
Is it safe to emerge? You're sure—absolutely sure—that there aren't any more coming?
Talk quest option tango.png
I'm sure. The big one was the last one.
Yes, well...the big one, as you so quaintly put it, may have friends.
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There won't be more. We successfully recalibrated all the waypoints.
Taimi: So as you can see, Councillor Phlunt, my device will save the entire waypoint network. You can thank me now and later.
Talk quest option tango.png
Was this demonstration to your satisfaction?
Follow-up conversation
Coucillor Phlunt: The waypoints are protected. Wonderful!
Braham Eirsson: So you will agree to come to the Grove summit?
Coucillor Phlunt: Not so fast, my muscular friend. In light of this new development, I have decided to add further stipulations to the deal.
Taimi: What? Why you—
Coucillor Phlunt: Silence!
Coucillor Phlunt: Taimi, as a ward to the College of Synergetics of Rata Sum, you are required to hand over all inventions for study and documentation.
Coucillor Phlunt: I hereby claim proprietorship over this waypoint recalibration device. I will hold it in trust for you until your graduation.
Taimi: No! I made this, on my own time, outside of Rata Sum!
Coucillor Phlunt: Irrelevant. Hand it over like a good progeny, and we will see you at the summit.
Taimi: No! I won't let you take it!
Braham Eirsson: Taimi, no!
Coucillor Phlunt: You wouldn't dare disobey your superiors, would you? Just hand it over.
Braham Eirsson: Kid, c'mon! Calm down and think...
Taimi: I told you. It's mine!
Coucillor Phlunt: Agh! Krewe, after that delinquent.
Braham Eirsson: Taimi!
Braham Eirsson: And there she goes. I swear, that kid is gonna be the death of me.
Braham Eirsson: My bet is she's headed deeper into the desert, and that means she's either in trouble now or will be very soon.
Braham Eirsson: Let's go.
Talking to Braham
She has no idea what she's doing. We need to get after her.
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Without a doubt.

My story[edit]

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Taimi sent me a letter stating she'd completed her waypoints recalibrations. I should check in with her.

Taimi's Waypoint Recalibration Device was successful in retuning the waypoints, making them more efficient by using less ley line magic to operate. As a result, they are now uninteresting to Mordremoth's minions. This impressed Councillor Phlunt and his Arcane Council associates so much that they wanted the device for themselves. Taimi didn't like the idea of giving up the new invention she worked so hard to develop, so she ran off with it. Braham and I need to find her and convince her to relinquish the W.R.D. for the greater cause.

My story