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Taimi's Pet Project

1330 AE
Living World Season 3
Rata Novus
(Tangled Depths)
Preceded by
Confessor's End
Followed by
Arrival and Survival

Taimi's Pet Project loading screen.jpg

Loading screen

Taimi's Pet Project is the first part of Flashpoint.


Interesting Times in Rata Novus

  • Travel to Rata Novus.
  • Head into the lab.
  • Subdue Escaped Experiments: x/5
  • Speak to Taimi.
  • Convince Phlunt to leave.
  • Talk to Marjory.
  • (Collect mirrors.)
  • Collect Holorecorder Mirrors: x/3
  • (Activate the mirrors.)
  • Mount Holorecorder Mirrors: x/3
  • Open the secret Dragon Lab door.
  • Speak to Lazarus.
  • Defend the drones as they repair the mirrors.: x/3
  • Lure Lazarus to the nexus of mirrors.
  • Defeat and unmask Lazarus.
  • Repel Balthazar's Mercenaries
  • Event bar empty2.jpg
  • Check on Marjory.
  • Talk to Taimi.



After listening to Taimi's dialogue, travel to the Waypoint (map icon).png Magustan Court Waypoint in Rata Sum and enter the instance through the green star at the northern asura gates. Once through the gate, you will end up at Rata Novus where Kasmeer will meet you. Walk with her until you reach the main lab where several dragon minion experiments have escaped. Defeat the five of them and talk to Taimi who's standing in front of her Omadd's machine. Once Phlunt intrudes, talk to him and choose any of the dialogue options. Regardless of your choice, Phlunt leaves the scene; shortly after, a distressed Marjory will approach you, warning you that Lazarus will be arriving shortly.

In order to break Lazarus's illusion, you have to collect and mount three Holorecorder Mirrors around the room — you may only carry one mirror at a time. You will need to use gliding and jump off the stairway platforms to reach two of the mirrors. The locations of the mirrors and the stands are marked on the minimap. Once all three have been collected, open the secret Dragon Lab door via the Rata Novus Terminal controls. To successfully open them choose /access, /continue, /continue, and then "Aurene". If done in correct order, the large dragon door will open, and Lazarus will suddenly appear. The previously set mirrors will harm Lazarus, but only for a short while — you will have to defend the Repair Drone as it repairs each of the three mirrors — Lazarus will attack you with several illusions as well as his hired mercenaries. The Repair Drone has very low health, so you'll have to defeat nearby enemies for it to survive long enough to complete its task; use crowd control skills on his mercenaries and illusions to keep them from hurting the golem. Additionally, you may use the consoles in front of each of the dragon minion experiments to open them up and have them help in the fight and also the console at the bottom of ramp leading to Taimi's experiment to active Phlunt's golems (the password is 'Password').

After all three mirrors have been fixed, walk near the machine to lure Lazarus back into the mirror beams, but avoid standing in the beams yourself. The mirror beams will remove Lazarus's protective shield, allowing you to damage him. He begins using more powerful abilities that deal high amounts of damage, including an especially powerful Ring of Fire that deals devastating damage even when standing inside the ring. However, you only have to bring Lazarus from 75% to 25% of his health. Turning invulnerable, Lazarus will destroy the machine, revealing his true identity. He will disappear, while dozens of his mercenaries will come down the staircase from the asura gate. You must defeat almost all of them to continue, but they have low health and Councillor Phlunt and Peacemaker Officers will help you in the fight. After disposing of them, approach Marjory and Kasmeer, and then talk to Taimi. After a short dialogue, the story will conclude.


Taimi's Pet Project Flashpoint 0Achievement points
Observe Taimi's new magical device, and prepare for an unwelcome visitor.Journal: Taimi's Pet Project Completed Completed Taimi's Pet Project 0Achievement points
  • Complete the instance.
This achievement rewards items. Born for Battle Flashpoint 0Achievement points
Defeat ten mercenaries during the final surge.Story Journal: Taimi's Pet Project
Reward: Magic-Warped Packet.pngMagic-Warped Packet
Defeated Ten Mercenaries during the Final Surge 0Achievement points
Fire Fighter Flashpoint 2Achievement points
Repair three of Taimi's malfunctioning sprinklers.Story Instance: Taimi's Pet Project
"Save the research!"
Repaired Taimi's Sprinklers 2Achievement points
  • Easiest accomplished at the end of the episode after all the objectives have been completed. Climb the stairs in the middle of the room and use the updrafts to reach the three sprinklers located in the upper section of the room.
  • After ascending to the top of the south stairs, the Emergency Sprinklers can be found straight ahead of you (a little south of east), directly to your right (a little west of south), and in between the two. All three are about the level of the second highest platform in the stairs or above.
  • Achievement qualification may be tracked via the Achievement effect.png Fire Fighter effect.
Ring of Fire Flashpoint 3Achievement points
Avoid being hit by the ring of fire in Taimi's Pet Project.Story Instance: Taimi's Pet Project
It burns, burns, burns...
Completed Taimi's Pet Project without Taking Damage from the Ring of Fire Attack 3Achievement points
  • Avoid getting hit by Lazarus' red AoE circle.
  • Achievement qualification may be tracked via the Achievement effect.png It Burns, Burns, Burns... effect.
This achievement rewards items. Return to Taimi's Pet Project Return to Flashpoint 0Achievement points
Complete the mission Taimi's Pet Project in Living World Season 3 Episode 5.
Reward: Unbound Magic.pngUnbound Magic (5)
Completed Taimi's Pet Project 0Achievement points



  • Bodyguard (turns hostile)


Six Human Gods
Various (Balthazar's Mercenaries)



Starting the story chapter
Taimi: Commander, do you read me? Only answer if you're ready to be blown away!
Taimi: Never mind. I can't wait! I finished my dragon machine! I'm about to perform the final tests!
Taimi: So I'm kindly requesting the honor of your presence so you can be AMAZED AND FLABBERGASTED BY MY STAGGERING GENIUS! See ya soon!

At Rata Novus[edit]

When Kasmeer
<Character name>: Kas! Didn't expect to see you here, popping in like that.
Lady Kasmeer Meade: Hi, Commander. I have a bone to pick with you...
<Character name>: Before I get an earful, I told Marjory it was a terrible idea.
Lady Kasmeer Meade: Marjory's her own person. If anyone knows that...
<Character name>: A refreshing dose of rationality. I missed you.
<Character name>: So. This bone that needs picking...
Lady Kasmeer Meade: Did my invite to Dragon's Watch get lost in the mail?
<Character name>: Well, there was the matter of the bloodstone exploding... And Lazarus...
Lady Kasmeer Meade: Flimsy excuses. But...I'm in. If you'll have me.
<Character name>: Absolutely. Have you heard from Marjory?
Lady Kasmeer Meade: No. But she'll check in when she can. She always does.
<Character name>: Why do you think she went with him in the first place?
Lady Kasmeer Meade: Who knows what goes on in that beautiful head of hers?
<Character name>: Hm. Looks like Taimi's just about ready!
As Kasmeer approaches the laboratory main area
Worker (1): Watch it! Watch it! She's rearing up!
Worker (2): I told you this was a three-asura job!
Worker (1): She's loose! It's going to be a two-asura funeral!
Taimi: Watch it! Dragon minions liberated! They're all out!
Worker (3): Oh my stars! The containment fields are failing! Taimi, Taimi, Taimi!
Worker (4): I warned them. But did they listen? Nooooo. Aiiieee!
Worker (5): We're all gonna die!
Worker (6): Someone do something!
While subduing the escaped experiements
Various comments by the numerous asura workers in the area
Worker: On my way.
Worker: En route!
Worker: On it, boss!
Researcher: Roger.
Worker: Time to end this!
After the second minion is subdued
Taimi: Keep 'em alive if you can! I need them for the test!
After the fourth minions is subdued
Taimi: You don't have to beat their faces in! Just get them back in their positions!
Once the dragon minions have all been contained
Worker (1): Much appreciated, stranger!
Worker (2): Stranger? That's the commander, you dolt!
Worker (1): Sorry. I don't have my deck of "Heroes of Tyria" flash cards handy.
Speaking to Taimi
Taimi: Hi! Hi! Thanks for the help. How do you like my new toy?
Lady Kasmeer Meade: Taimi, this is amazing. I think. What's it do?
Taimi: I don't want to get too technical on you, so: machine make dragons go (death sound).
(Taimi flops down on her behind)
Lady Kasmeer Meade: I think I can handle a bit more detail.
Taimi: Great! First, that quarter-inch unit there is a thermogulator. Thermog coming from the asura root word for—
Lady Kasmeer Meade: Little less.
Taimi: Ah. Okay, it runs off the heart of Omadd's Machine.
Taimi: That, combined with my spectrum research, aided by my assistant, Spencer...
Taimi: Will let me manipulate the Eternal Alchemy to smash Primordus and Jormag's unique signatures together.
Taimi: Thus, cancelling them out. I.E. dragons go (death sound).
Lady Kasmeer Meade: Remarkable.
Taimi: Isn't it? For the experiment, I've brought minions from the dragons to see if I can do it on a micro scale.
Taimi: You just met them.
<Character name>: When do we get to see it in action?
Taimi: As soon as I can convince these other asura to leave. I'm not exactly sure what'll happen when I kick it on.
Taimi: It'll likely work as intended, but could also blow this place sky high.
Lady Kasmeer Meade: Let's clear the area, then.
Taimi: Well, there's a problem with that...
Councillor Phlunt: Hello, progeny. And how are we ruining science today?
Taimi: You know, one of these days you'll admit how valuable I am. You'll see!
Councillor Phlunt: Improbable. This thing is looking less and less like a "coolerator" and more and more like...
Councillor Phlunt: Like...a monstrosity designed to go down in the annals of failed inventions!
Taimi: Councillor Phlunt, I assure you, it will revolutionize elixir-cooling technology! I mean, who wants tepid elixirs?
Taimi: So, if you'll kindly remove yourself and your flunkies, er, assistants from my lab...
Councillor Phlunt: To enable you to freely plunder all the research we leave behind? I think not!
Taimi: Uh, Commander. Maybe you could reason with (punch) the esteemed (not esteemed) councillor here?
Talking to Councillor Phlunt
Doing Taimi's dirty work for her, huh? Out with it!
Ferocity The dirty work'll be scraping your pieces off the walls if you don't leave.
Your brash assaults will get you nowhere.
Talk end option tango.png Grrrr.
Charisma Merely trying to help out a friend. You should try it sometime. By leaving.
Your brash assaults will get you nowhere.
Talk end option tango.png Grrrr.
Dignity The situation is dangerous. Consider it: evacuation is the wisest route.
On the contrary; protecting my research at any cost is the wisest route!
Dignity But wouldn't you say that Taimi is an untested talent?
Untested is a polite way to say it. She's reckless and clearly second fiddle in the realm of intellect. Maybe even third or fourth!
Ferocity A fine point from the first fiddle. Move out, before I de-string you.
Please. I'm very busy and you're bothering me. And your breath is quite objectionable.
Talk end option tango.png Grrr.
Dignity Don't you agree that the likelihood of her destroying the lab is very high?
Hmmm. You're smarter than you look. And you look awful. Take this passcode. When the time is right, have those golems carry my inverse magniscope upstairs.
Talk end option tango.png Thanks?
Charisma There's something I want to show you outside. (Same response as ferocity above)
Charisma And what masterful research it is! The outside world needs your brilliance!
Nice try, genius.
Talk end option tango.png Grrr.
Ferocity The cost will be your face. (Same response as charisma above)
As Phlunt is leaving
(If using ferocity or charisma options)
Councillor Phlunt: Your elementary attempts at persuasion sadden me. No wonder you were kicked out of the Pact.
(If using only the dignity options)
Councillor Phlunt: Okay, everyone, secure your research and start heading through the gate!
Councillor Phlunt: Field experiments for the rest of the day! Don't forget your antichak armaments!
Marjory Delaqua: Commander!
Various chatter from the asura in the portal area [verification requested]
Worker: What's going on?
Worker: Are we in danger?
Worker: I have to leave my research behind? What?
Worker: What's happening?
Worker: What's Taimi done now?
Researcher: Did I hear them mention a Lazarus? Wasn't that the name of a mursaat?
Talking to Marjory
<Character name>: You made it!
Marjory Delaqua: Barely. Hi, Kas. My leaving didn't go unnoticed. He's probably only a few minutes behind me.
Lady Kasmeer Meade: Lazarus, or whoever, is coming here? What should we... How should we prepare?
<Character name>: Did you get any intel while you were with him?
Marjory Delaqua: Plenty—he's raising an army of hired mercenaries. He has a base being built in the Fire Islands.
Marjory Delaqua: All under the guise of battling dragons, but...nothing that seems relevant to a personal weakness.
Marjory Delaqua: Although...there was a mirror, like a hand mirror, he kept very close.
Marjory Delaqua: I wanted a better look at it, but it never left his side.
Lady Kasmeer Meade: Maybe that's what he's using to disguise himself. Mirrors have a long history with mesmer illusions.
Lady Kasmeer Meade: If we break the illusion, at the very least we'll know who we're dealing with.
Marjory Delaqua: How?
Lady Kasmeer Meade: Magic mirrors don't like their own reflections; it runs counter to their spells.
Lady Kasmeer Meade: If we can catch him in a few enchanted mirrors of our own, it might shatter the illusion.
Taimi: And if it doesn't?
Lady Kasmeer Meade: He'll get to see himself murder us from various different angles?
Taimi: You pick now to get a sense of humor?
Taimi: I like it! I set up reflector disks around the lab to get the lighting just right to record my historic experiment. We could use those as mirrors!
Lady Kasmeer Meade: I'll enchant them. Once the illusion is broken, I can tie him up tight with magic.
Taimi: Commander, you grab 'em and position them in the right places. There, there, and there should work. We'll work on getting these folks out of here.
Personal conversation between Marjory and Kasmeer
Marjory Delaqua: How've you been? I heard you missed the fun in Divinity's Reach...
Lady Kasmeer Meade: The countess had me observing interrogations, ministers and White Mantle, detecting lies.
Lady Kasmeer Meade: So...Camp Lazarus. Did you find what you were looking for?
Marjory Delaqua: We made friendship bracelets!
Lady Kasmeer Meade: You'll note I'm not laughing.
Marjory Delaqua: Is that because it was a bad joke, or... Okay, I... I wasn't looking for anything in particular... I just—
Lady Kasmeer Meade: Next time maybe consult your girlfriend before throwing yourself in the lion's den.
Marjory Delaqua: The commander tried to stop me too. Didn't work out so well.
Lady Kasmeer Meade: This isn't about permission. You're your own person. But you're also on a team.
Marjory Delaqua: Dragon's Watch got along just fine without me.
Lady Kasmeer Meade: I was talking about the team you and I are on.
Lady Kasmeer Meade: Maybe I would have gone with you, maybe I would have stayed. But I never got to make that choice.
Marjory Delaqua: Look, I get it, but an opportunity like that... You don't just say "hold on a second" and write a mail.
Lady Kasmeer Meade: Taimi has communicators.
Marjory Delaqua: You know what I mean.
Lady Kasmeer Meade: (sigh) I'm glad you're back, though.
Marjory Delaqua: Me too.
Interacting with Golem Control Panel
Golem Control Panel:Welcome to the Golem Control System, Councilor Phlunt. Please enter your password.
Talk end option tango.png I don't have it.
If obtained the password from Phlunt
Talk end option tango.png The password is..."Password."
(The PH1NT golems power up)
Talking to PH1NT 1.0 or PH1NT 2.0 after powering them up by entering the password
Greetings, Councillor—Phlunt. You—are—measuring—unusually—tall—and—healthy—today. Is—it—time—to—get—to—work?
Talk end option tango.png Not just yet. Stand by and prepare to enter combat mode.
After mounting the third Holorecorder Mirror
<Character name>: Taimi. Done! Now what?
Taimi: We just need to...
Councillor Phlunt: Progeny! What did your defective machine do to the gate? It's broken!
Taimi: It's not my— What do you mean? The gate's down?
Councillor Phlunt: Am I not being clear? We couldn't leave if we wanted to or not!
Marjory Delaqua: He's trapped us here.
<Character name>: Taimi, we have to get these people out to safety.
Taimi: But there's no other way ou— You don't mean...? You DO mean... But... (sigh) Fine. Open it. There's a hidden panel right there.
Taimi: The password is our new dragon friend's name.
Accessing the Rata Novus Terminal on the east side of the room
Welcome to the Rata Novus Automated Custodial System. Please choose a command.
Talk more option tango.png /query fire golem status
R.N.F.D. fire golems are standing by.
Talk back option tango.png /return to main menu
Talk end option tango.png /exit
Talk more option tango.png /query custodial golem status
Custodial golems are standing by.
Talk back option tango.png /return to main menu
Talk end option tango.png /exit
Talk more option tango.png /access Taimi's favorite quaggan drawings
Please confirm your interest in boring quaggan snuggle drawings.
Talk more option tango.png /continue
Nonsense alert! Nothing of substance exists beyond this point.
Talk more option tango.png /continue
Turn back now or enter the password:
(password options not available if interacting before knowing the password)
Talk more option tango.png Rytlock
Talk back option tango.png /return to main menu
Talk more option tango.png Scruffy
Talk back option tango.png /return to main menu
Talk more option tango.png Aurene
Talk end option tango.png I don't know it.
Talk back option tango.png /return to main menu
Talk end option tango.png /exit
Talk back option tango.png /return to main menu
Talk end option tango.png /exit
Talk end option tango.png /exit
After entering the password
Taimi: Oh my gosh! What's happening? There's a whole lab back here with a functioning gate!
Taimi: Everyone go through it! But don't look around too much on your way!
Councillor Phlunt: PROGENY!
Taimi: I'm as surprised as you! Who knew the commander had a secret lab!
Taimi: But importantly: mortal danger. You gotta go. A mursaat/not-a-mursaat, on the way...
Councillor Phlunt: Oh, yes! Surely you're telling the truth now! I'm certainly not leaving! No one is! I mean it. Wyndall, put that down.
Lazarus: Ah, Marjory, there you are. I'd grown used to your ever-so-pleasant company.
Councillor Phlunt: Actually, I could use a stretch. Let's go, everyone!
(once the leaving group reaches the portal)
Worker: I can't believe I didn't notice that was a door.
Talking to Lazarus
<Character name>: Lazarus, I don't recall inviting you here. I suggest you leave.
Lazarus: But my friends and I just arrived.
<Character name>: Through a gate that was moments ago not letting anyone out...
Lazarus: I'd heard there was a machine here. A machine that could kill two Elder Dragons with one blow.
Lazarus: I just had to see it for myself. And, I was a little disappointed you didn't let me know about it.
Lazarus: In the name of camaraderie and strategic alignment.
<Character name>: You're right. Be my guest. It's right over there.
Taimi: Commander! (Oh, yeah.)
Lazarus: AH! What is this?
<Character name>: I know you're an imposter! Show yourself!
Lazarus: Fools! Destroy the mirrors!
Lazarus: ARRRRGH!
<Character name>: The charade ends here!
Taimi: Lazarus's illusions broke our mirrors. So many years of bad luck! Get rid of them, and I'll call my repair drones.
Lady Kasmeer Meade: I can't cage him until the illusion is broken! He needs to be reflected in all three!
Taimi: Got a crazy idea: let's see how he likes some minions on his heels!
While having the mirrors repaired
Taimi: Drones primed! Let's get those mirrors back up ASAP!
Once the mirrors are repaired
Lady Kasmeer Meade: Lure him back to where he's reflected in all the mirrors at once!
Lazarus: ARRRRGH!
Lazarus: Enough of this!
As Lazarus moves towards the machine, a cinematic is playing
Kasmeer Meade: The illusion is broken! Now I can...
Kasmeer Meade: (gasp) Balthazar!
After the cinematic
Balthazar: I will have this machine.
Lady Kasmeer Meade: He' of the Six! (hic)
Balthazar: And you will burn.
Balthazar: Starting with you, my bothersome shadow!
Marjory Delaqua: Uggh!
Taimi: Marjory!
Lady Kasmeer Meade: No!
Balthazar: See that no one lives. This tires me, and the dragons call.
<Character name>: Get Marjory some help! I'll hold them off as long as I can.
Taimi: Okay, many of them... Commander, maybe it's time to retreat?
Councillor Phlunt: No one retreats while Phlunt still phights! You can't aurally hear what I did, but it's very clever!
Taimi: He came back? You came back! You DO value me!
Councillor Phlunt: All hands, SAVE MY RESEARCH!
Taimi: Well... I walked into that.
Councillor Phlunt: Front lines, form a body shield around my experiment station!
Councillor Phlunt: Sacrifice yourself for superior knowledge! Everyone else in first—I'll bring up the rear.
Once the fight is finished
Taimi: That looks like all of them. Lab's clear.
Checking on Marjory
Lady Kasmeer Meade: Jory... Is she okay? (hic)
Medic: This human is stabilized. She'll likely survive. I suppose.
Lady Kasmeer Meade: I'm sorry. I froze. It was Balthazar. The god... (hic)
Marjory Delaqua: You...
Medic: Ah! Heart-rate spike! This situation is stressing the human. Please vacate. Shoo!
Taimi: The medics will take care of her. She probably just needs to be... Maybe...maybe we just go over here for a second?
Talking to Taimi
Lady Kasmeer Meade: I hesitated... I—
Taimi: Could it really be Balthazar?
Lady Kasmeer Meade: It is. He dropped the lie. (hic)
Lady Kasmeer Meade: And his mirror. It was special—enchanted by Lyssa herself.
Taimi: And now he has my machine! What are your gods doing, Kasmeer?
<Character name>: To what end, I don't know, but we can't just allow it—we have to stop him.
Lady Kasmeer Meade: I'm sorry. I can't do this. I'll... I'm sorry, Commander. Tell Marjory... (hic) I love her.
Taimi: Okay, bye, I guess... This is beyond crazy. To recap, you picked a fight with a god. The God of War.
<Character name>: Thanks, Taimi.
Taimi: Why do you think... What should we do now?
<Character name>: The deception, the lies, the willingness to kill to get what he wants.
<Character name>: God or not, my instincts say whatever he's up to can't be beneficial.
Taimi: Marjory mentioned a base on Fire Islands. If he wants to absorb a dragon's power, that'd be the place to do it.
Taimi: Right on top of Primordus. And, if I remember correctly, he's also the God of Fire, so... Primordus over Jormag.
<Character name>: Then that's where I start.
Taimi: Thankfully, I put a tracker on my machine to prevent "Phlunting."
Taimi: I'll send an assistant to help you find it. Head to Rata Sum. I'll line up transportation from there to the islands.
Taimi: While you do that, I'm going to lock myself in the simulation room to run a test on a new theory I want to investigate.
<Character name>: And avoid Phlunt?
Taimi: Always. Stay safe, Commander! This is uncharted ground. I'll be in touch!
Talking to Taimi after the story ends
Well, isn't this an epoxy pot of trouble. I've never seen Kasmeer so...upset. If you'd asked me yesterday, I'd have said there was a 6.3% chance Lazarus was Balthazar. Just goes to show...
Talk more option tango.png Goes to show what?
I can still be surprised. So what's our next step? He's got my machine. We could just let him do his worst with the dragons? Save us the trouble.
Talk more option tango.png I'm not inclined to trade one problem for another.
You're thinking about how he absorbed all that magic from the bloodstone, hm? I've been thinking about that too. Why does he need all that power? Is he sick?
(if human)
Talk more option tango.png Someone once told me it was impossible to look upon the gods.
Another data point to support that Balthazar isn't as powerful as he once was. It could be the frequency of his glowy godness has been reduced. (continues with "He's not as powerful...")
Talk more option tango.png He's not as powerful as the legends made me expect.
I need time. None of this adds up, and I'm starting to get an uneasy feeling. I've got a few avenues of theory to explore.
Talk end option tango.png I'm going after him. We need to know what he's up to. We'll talk soon.
Speaking with the Medic
Medic: She's still in a volatile state. Back away, please.
Medic: I don't care if you're the commander, or... I don't know what's higher than a commander...
Taimi: Pooh-bah!
Medic: Sure, that.
Talking to Marjory
She just left? She left me... Made a portal and went? Just like that.
Talk more option tango.png Kas was very upset, Jory. In shock.
I almost died because she...froze.
Talk more option tango.png But you didn't, so just focus on getting better. I have to go after him.
I've never had faith in the gods the way Kas does. She still prays to them. I...I haven't since I was a child—never felt them close to me. I can't... Did we really just come face-to-face with a god?
(if human)
Talk more option tango.png Yes. We did. It was definitely Balthazar. But...something's not right.
Talk more option tango.png Depends on how you define "god." But...something wasn't right.
Why didn't he just kill us outright? I mean...he's a god! We almost had him. If Kas hadn't... But, he's a god! He should have wiped us all out with a thought.
(if human)
Talk more option tango.png I don't understand either. His power wasn't what I'd expected of a god.
Talk more option tango.png Maybe. His power wasn't what I'd expect from a being with his reputation.
Needless to say, I won't be getting after him anymore. That maybe wasn't the best decision on my part, though I did get some helpful information.
Talk more option tango.png About that, do you know where the White Mantle stand?
The White Mantle? You probably noticed that there weren't any with Lazarus—I mean Balthazar—when he showed up. It's because he cut ties with them. I should have paid more attention to that.
Talk more option tango.png Cut ties? What does that mean?
I think he killed a bunch of them. I heard him say something about them turning on him? I didn't understand it at the time, but I suppose if they found out who he was, their heads would've exploded.
Talk more option tango.png He probably knew he was about to be exposed.
Yeah, that makes sense. Their usefulness came to an end. It seems, at long last, that the White Mantle are done. Unless the real Lazarus is still out there.
Talk more option tango.png That's the last thing we need. Let's focus on the troubles we can see, OK?
What are you going to do now?
Talk more option tango.png I'm going to track him using Taimi's device and find out what he's doing.
Be careful. The gods are mysterious. They don't think like we do. A god. I suppose I should go after Kas, but... She chose him...over me.
Talk end option tango.png Get some rest. This shook us all up. I'll talk to you soon.
Talk end option tango.png I'd better get going. Take care of yourself.
Talk end option tango.png I better get after him. My ride's waiting.
Talk end option tango.png I should run. You take care of yourself.
Talk end option tango.png Yeah. She wasn't thinking. I have to go. See you soon.
Inspecting the Broken Mirror
Balthazar's mirror lies shattered and sapped of its magic.
Talk more option tango.png Examine it more closely.
(if human mesmer)
The markings on it identify it as powerful mesmer magic. The design contains Lyssa's signature sigils, indicating that it was hers. She must have helped Balthazar for some reason known only to her.
(if human non-mesmer)
The decorative elements on it resemble those you've seen used by mesmers, and those are Lyssa's symbols around the edge. This was definitely god magic, thought now it's broken and has no magic left.
(if non-human mesmer)
The markings on it indicate it was powerful mesmer magic unlike any you've ever seen. Now that it's broken, it won't work ever again. It's trash.
The decorative elements on it look like those you've seen used by mesmers. Whoever made it was a master craftsman. It's dead and useless now, though still beautiful.
Talk end option tango.png Leave it for Taimi to destroy. (Taimi comes and picks up the mirror)
Entering the Dragon Lab
Worker (1): What just happened?
Worker (2): I think that was one of the Mist beings worshiped by humans. Maybe?
Researcher: Balthazar, God of War. I did my Racial Studies thesis on him. Never thought I'd get a chance to see him!
Worker (1): He took Taimi's device. What's she going to do now?
Worker (2): I'm just glad we survived the encounter.
Talking to Phlunt
Astounding! It never ceases to amaze me how that annoying little genius manages to put one over on me. Your lab, indeed. Does she think I'm stupid as well as blind?
(if asura)
Talk more option tango.png Don't be daft. It is mine. Taimi is working under my tutelage.
Under your... Hmph! I suppose you do walk the cutting edge of dragon research.
Talk end option tango.png And Taimi is my primary researcher, under my protection. Don't forget that.
Talk end option tango.png She has many words she uses to describe you.

My story[edit]

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Taimi completed yet another magical device, so a trip to Rata Novus was in my cards. Marjory joined Kasmeer, Taimi, and me; and she brought a warning that Lazarus was on his way. Our plan to reveal his true identity involved the mirrors around the lab, so when he showed up with his new goons, we were ready. We were successful. My mind is reeling! Balthazar!

My story


  • Rata Novus is accessed via Rata Sum for the purposes of this mission.
  • Standing inside the confinement area will kick out the character from the force field once it gets activated.
  • Once the dragon minions have all been subdued, they are lured back into the confinement areas with "holographic bait" in the form of a pig.
  • Balthazar's mercenaries are considered pirates.