Picking Up the Pieces

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Picking Up the Pieces

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Picking Up the Pieces is the fifth and final story step of Clockwork Chaos, the third episode of Living World Season 1.


Next Steps
  • Visit Logan's office.
  • Listen to the conversation.
  • Debrief with Logan.
  • Talk with Marjory.
  • Complete!




This achievement rewards items. Picking Up the Pieces Clockwork Chaos 1Achievement points
Complete the story chapter Picking Up the Pieces.
Reward: Braham's Trophy Bag.pngBraham's Trophy Bag
Completed Picking Up the Pieces 1Achievement points
  • Complete the mission.
Investigative Study 3 Clockwork Chaos 1Achievement points
During the "Clockwork Chaos" storyline, find and read sources of information on the watchknights.
  • Letter to the Queen (Opening Ceremony)
  • Scarlet's Book of Poetry: Volume 1 (Scarlet's Playhouse)
  • Scarlet's Book of Poetry: Volume 2 (Scarlet's Playhouse)
  • Scarlet's Book of Poetry: Volume 3 (Scarlet's Playhouse)
  • Woes of an Aetherblade (Scarlet's Playhouse)
  • Detective's Scribbled Notes (Picking Up the Pieces)
  • Mysterious Letter Addressed to Anise (Picking Up the Pieces)
  • Records from the Arcane Council (Picking Up the Pieces)
Lore Located 1Achievement points
  • Three of the books can be found on the desk next to Marjory and Logan.







Lord Faren

Regarding the Circumstances of My Imprisonment

My friend, though I am unreservedly in your gratitude and couldn't let your heroic rescue remain unrecognized, I would appreciate your discretion regarding my involvement in this unpleasant affair.

I thank you from the bottom of my heart, but please, let us never speak of this again.

—Lord Faren

At Seraph's Headquarters[edit]

Entering instance
Logan Thackeray: A word, Countess? Ever since the planning phase of this event, I've been kept out of every important decision involving the queen.
Logan Thackeray: I know that's not a coincidence. Nothing you do ever is.
Countess Anise: I assure you, Captain: everything I've done has been for the good of Kryta and the throne.
Countess Anise: Scarlet was a threat I couldn't fully identify, so I prepared for the worst. And my preparations proved very effective.
Countess Anise: The only problem here is that you take things too personally when Jennah's involved.
Logan Thackeray: I will never apologize for my dedication to the queen. I will serve and protect her faithfully until she commands me not to.
Logan Thackeray: Keep that in mind the next time you feel like trying to keep us apart.
Talking to Countess Anise
What is it, Commander? I need to return to the queen's chamber.
Talk more option tango.png Everything okay between you and Logan?
I am perfectly cordial. Logan is simply blinded by his...admiration for our queen. It clouds his judgement and I don't have time to appease his paranoia.
Talk end option tango.png You two have some stuff to work out.
Talking to Logan Thackeray
Thanks for your help today, Commander. Whoever Scarlet is... we'll find her, and we'll make her atone for all of the pain she's inflicted on Divinity's Reach. If she puts Jennah at risk again...
Talk more option tango.png We'll stop her. Hopefully before she does even more damage.
And Anise even let that monster... Apologies, I'm not acting like a captain of the Seraph. I just hope Anise learns from her mistakes. I've asked Marjory to help go over our evidence. Take a look.
Talk end option tango.png We'll figure this out, Logan.
Talking to Marjory Delaqua
Commander, it's good to see a friendly face. I don't come into this part of the city if I don't have to—not unless there's a good reason. Well, there's a good reason...
Talk more option tango.png Good to see you again, Marjory. What am I looking at?
Evidence. After everything that went down in Lion's Arch, I did a little digging of my own. This...Scarlet person. That sylvari. She's behind this whole mess.
Talk more option tango.png Why am I not surprised?
Logan and I have been compiling what evidence we can. Vorpp even pulled a few strings, got us a copy of her academic record from the Arcane Council in Rata Sum.
Talk more option tango.png Oh, yeah? Anything good?
For starters, she didn't always go by Scarlet. Our toxic little flower used to go by Ceara. Don't know when that changed...or why...at least not yet.
Talk more option tango.png Vorpp mentioned that she was somewhat...fabled at the colleges.
That's one way to put it. From what I can gather, they despised her. But like any researcher, they were curious. Take a look at her records, and let me know if you have any questions.
Talk back option tango.png Actually, I do.
I don't come to this part of the city often, but with everything going on...it'd be irresponsible not to. When Logan asked me to come, I knew it was bad.
Talk more option tango.png I meant to ask after the Ashford investigation; are you and Logan close?
Close? A little. He'd just joined the Seraph when I was still in the Ministry Guard. He's a good guy, really cares about this city. The people here. We help each other from time to time.
Talk end option tango.png Thanks for sharing.
Talk more option tango.png What do we know about Scarlet so far?
We know she's the leader behind the Aetherblades. Mai confirmed that for us. We also know she did the rounds at the asuran colleges under the name Ceara. Otherwise, the rest is still in motion.
Talk back option tango.png I have another question.
Talk end option tango.png Thanks for the update, Marjory.
Talk end option tango.png Hold that thought.
Talk end option tango.png Thanks, Marjory.

After talking to both Logan and Marjory:


Your New Best Friend

Until Next Time

Well, well. You're certainly earned my attention, <character name>.

What do they call you...the commander, was it? What a prestigious title. I've decided to make a special side project out of you, my dear. We're going to be seeing much more of each other, so you might as well cozy up and listen.

I warned you not to get in my way, but here we are. Next time I won't be quite so...gentle.

I simply can't wait to take you apart and see what makes you tick.


—Scarlet (I don't need to hide behind silly codenames like "B" anymore, do I? This is quite exciting...)

Gift from Scarlet.pngGift from Scarlet



Assault on Aetherblade Stronghold

I've received a disturbing missive from the rogue sylvari Scarlet—maybe you've heard of her? She's definitely heard of me, and she's issued a challenge of sorts. I'm heading to Twilight Arbor to confront her and figure out why she's taken such an interest in my past. I hope you'll join me. If you have any questions, Warden Idon is stationed in Caeldon Forest[sic] Twilight Arbor. He can update you on the situation inside.

Until then,


My story[edit]

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In a moment of reprieve from Scarlet's twisted games, I regrouped with Logan at his office. Inside, Logan and Marjory were rummaging through evidence from Scarlet's attack—piecing together any intel they could gather.

Lady Anise stopped by to hand over additional evidence to Logan, but the two were at odds again. Logan believes that Anise is leaving him out of her schemes, and that she's putting the queen's safety at risk by keeping him in the dark. They're both working toward the same goal, but can't seem to cooperate long enough to internalize it.

Between the events in the Shiverpeaks, the tragedy at Dragon Bash, and the lives lost in Divinity's Reach... Scarlet might sit at the center of it all. I can only hope we're prepared for her next strike.

My story