You can only start this quest after completing The Dirge of Bilqis and Tadhla the Falcon (Both of which I’d already covered before in the previous post). The Apocalypse Lost is not that long, and you (may) already got some of the items required to start the quest (5 Chess Pieces). But, there are also another 7 Activation Devices you need to find to get Remarkable Chests.
Table of Contents
- 1 1) All Chess Pieces
- 2 2) Enter the Chess Pieces
- 3 3) All Activation Devices
- 4 3. Activation Device: Border Fort
- 5 4. Enter the Activation Devices
1) All Chess Pieces
➥ All 5 chess pieces can be obtained after you claim Exquisite Chests during The Dirge of Bilqis questline and Tadhla the Falcon quest. If you didn’t claim these chests, don’t worry because you can just return to those locations and get them now. Make sure to check your inventory whether you already have the pieces or not.
1. King Deshret’s Pillar
➥ You can obtain King Deshret’s Pillar chess piece during “The Dirge of Bilqis” quest, under the “The Temple Where Sand Flows Like Tears” sub-quest. The chest appears after you’ve obtained Liloupar in Liloupar’s Cell.
2. Border Fort
➥ Border Fort can be found during “The Dirge of Bilqis” quest, under the “Dune-Entombed Fecundity: Part I” sub-quest. You receive it in an Exquisite Chest in the underground of Mt. Damavand after you beat a Consecrated Scorpion and open the door.
➥ Soulferry chess piece can be obtained in the questline ‘The Dirge of Bilqis’ which will lead you to The Sands of Three Canals (specifically part: Dune-Entombed Fecundity II). If you don’t remember, take the underground waypoint of The Sands of Three Canals and go to the ruins ahead with the big pink/purple flowers. There will be an Exquisite Chest there.
➥ Khaj-Nisut chess piece can be obtained in the questline ‘The Dirge of Bilqis’ which will lead you to the Ruin Golem remains at Wounded Shin Valley (specifically part: Dune-Entombed Fecundity III). If you don’t remember, go to the underground waypoint west of Wounded Shin Valley and cross the cave with the Four-Leaf Clovers to the large ruin. An Exquisite Chest is inside in front of the stairs.
5. Temple of Gurabad
➥ The last chess piece is in the ‘Tadhla the Falcon’, you will find it in an exquisite chest after hunting the Flying Serpent with Tadhla. if you completed it, go back to the location you found the flying serpent (Teleport to the waypoint nearest to Setekh Wenut and go south to the underground tunnels), it’s in the cave where Liloupar’s fragment was.
2) Enter the Chess Pieces
➥ Now that you got all the Chess Pieces, go to Safhe Shatranj and insert all the pieces into their respective positions (5 blue shining boxes). You need to defeat some Primal Constructs after this.
➥ This will allow you to start the Apocalypse Lost quest. Interact with the Chess Piece to teleport to another location. From here, keep following the quest navigation until you completed the quest and get a hidden achievement ‘If They Had Known the Unseen…’. Yes, it’s that short.
3) All Activation Devices
➥ This is completely optional because you can start the Apocalypse Lost quest just by the 5 Chess Pieces, but by collecting all 7 Activation Devices, you can get 7 Remarkable Chests. It’s really easy to spot them because all the devices are near the teleport waypoint. Remember that you can only find these devices AFTER you insert the chess pieces in Safhe Shatranj.
1. Activation Device: Khaj-Nisut
➥ Teleport to the west waypoint of Khaj-Nisut and head to the entrance. Go near the device so it will start to move until you can pick it up. If the device didn’t move, try to distance yourself from the device first before approaching it again (This can be used for all devices if they didn’t move).
2. Activation Device: King Deshret’s Pillar
➥ Teleport to the underground waypoint north of The Mausoleum of King Deshret and head south to Opet Hall until you see the device.
3. Activation Device: Border Fort
➥ Teleport to the waypoint in Aaru Village and proceed just a bit forward until you see the device.
4. Activation Device: Soulferry
➥ Teleport to the underground waypoint in Khemenu Temple and go to the room on your left until you see the device.
5. Activation Device: Temple of Gurabad
➥ Teleport to a waypoint southwest of Safhe Shatranj and head southeast until you reach the entrance to the temple above (The one we entered in The Dirge of Bilqis’ quest).
6. Activation Device: King Deshret
➥ Teleport to the waypoint at the entrance of The Mausoleum of King Deshret and turn around.
7. Activation Device: Deshret’s Glass Goblet
➥ Teleport to the underground waypoint in Mt. Damavand and the device is just on your right.
4. Enter the Activation Devices
➥ Now that you got all the Activation Devices, go to Safhe Shatranj and insert all the devices into their respective positions (7 monuments) to unlock the Remarkable Chests and get a hidden achievement ‘La Luna Rossa.’