The Research Complex (Forge and People) is a Secondary Quest from the Lost Valley DLC in Solasta: Crown of the Magister. Quests are different tasks and missions that a player can acquire and partake in throughout the game, quests are usually unlocked through the main campaign, during a series of events, or are given by certain NPCs. Completing a quest also grants various rewards that can aid the player throughout their journey. Depending on which questline you follow to reach The Secret Facility will affect your standing with the Factions. This will also affect your progress route through this quest.
The Research Complex (Forge and People) Objectives
Find a Way in
Search for Notes, Search for Documents, Find More information about the complex
Access the Underground Levels
Navigate the Tunnels
Look for Research Notes, Search for Clues, Find the Lab's Scientists
Enter the Dark Lab
Exit the Complex
- Leave the lab and find a way out of the complex
The Research Complex (Forge and People) Walkthrough
Progress through the main questline in the Lost Valley DLC until you unlock the Secret Facility. This can be done by following a specific questline. Your loyalty will affect how you progress through this questline. Follow a faction questline or the giant's questline and reach the following quests to unlock the secret facility. This will be located southwest of the Swamp (Location).
- Forge questline: The Renewal
- The People questline: The Prisoners
- The Rebellion questline: The Last Endeavor
- Dominion questline: Major Gate
- Giants questline: Ugly Truth
Find a Way in
Track your quest. This should lead you towards the facility to the North. Upon arrival, you will be immediately met with a fork in the path, split by a line of rocks. Take the north path and proceed with caution. Knock down the dead tree to form a path forward. Follow the cliff edge forward. You should be heading east. You may need to clear a battle against some Dominion soldiers if you are spotted once you reach the corner of the facility. If needed, clear the area and make your way to the doorway. It is possible to remain unspotted and make your way to the doorway without conflict. Continue moving east towards the marker until you reach the door. This is the main entrance of the Facility. Prepare for a battle once you open the set of doors. You will be facing a number of Dominion Soldiers and Archers that would be positioned around the area. You can take cover at the doorway and wait for each enemy to approach you and clear them as they come. Clear the area to and loot them to continue. You can choose to clear the roof as well if you wish to clear all the guards out. When you are through. you will find yourself at the inside of the Main Entrance.
Interact with the doors and the Main Entrance Waypoint will be added to your map. Interact with Praetorian who will be right behind the set of doors. They will hand you the Main Key. Once you receive the key, you can proceed through the next send of doors behind her. You will be prompted with a few new objectives.
- Search for Notes
- Search for Documents
- Find More information about the complex
At this point, you will have 3 new objective markers that will appear on your hud. In this first room, you will have a staircase that will lead to a closed gate. Remain on the same level and enter through the next set of doors. You will have three new waypoints that will be added. You will have access to the Guard Quarters, the Main Entrance and the Elevator.
Take your adventurers to the upper level to push over the boulder on the right in order for you to clear the way. This next area will be full of Dominion Soldiers and trained wolves. Go towards the other side where the stairs are and open the gates. Make your way east through the next set of doors and you will find yourself in the Living Room. Approach with caution before on the other side of the next set of doors will be a Mana Scientist. You can quickly clear him and take a rest here where the campfire will be. Move west down the staircase and loot the area. You will find a variety of Ammunition and Crafting Scrolls.
Clear the area towards the elevator. There will be more Dominion Soldiers and wolves in this lower floor. You can either approach this from a crevice in the dining hall, or go down the staircase to the west and enter through the set of doors from the kitchen area if you can get it open. This will give you a clear way to cross towards the other platform. When you have earned your victory, move past the cells towards the very last one and interact with the switch to begin a secondary quest.
If the cell gates are open, follow the objective marker and lead your adventurers to the upper room north east. You may need to move a box in one of the cells to create a path to this location. Here you will find a set of weapon racks ont he north wall. Highlight the area and there will be document for you to observe that will inform you of the underground levels. This will complete one of your main objectives
- Completed: Find More information about the complex
Just next to the weapon rack to the right is a cube on the wall that can also be interacted with. Interact with this keyhole to begin another secondary quest.
Just across this platform to the west is a set of stairs with an exit square. If you can, tap on this area and your adventurers will find a way to leap across the gap. Otherwise, move back down to the cell area. Move back across the line of cells. Take the ladder up to the platform towards the west side of the room. If you open the door here, you'll find a room for their living quarters. Loot the crate next to the door. Make your way to the set of stairs and exit the area to reach the upper floors. Prepare for battle once you reach the upper floor.
The Dominion Soldiers will start together on the upper floors. You may deal an AoE attack while they are positioned in close quarters. This will maximize the damage taken by the soldiers before they tart to disperse and approach the party. By then, you can start to pick them off as they approach. Clear them out and you are free to explore the room. Loot the key to the right of the second staircase going up. There will be an object on the box at the corner. Loot it to progress in the Elevator. This will be the key needed to use the elevator. Move up the stiars and interact with the boxes of switches then make your way down. Approach with caution to reveal any traps. Enter the cell at the southwest corner. Loot the corpse to obtain Mantle of Spell Resistance.
Move up the stairs and take the notes on the table to complete another objective.
- Completed: Search for Notes
Move towards the set of doors east and you will be met with another set of doors directly in front. This will lead to a few Mana Scientists and Scholars that will stand with 22-44 HP. Take your position and clear them. Use the walls to your advantage. Deploy an available AoE attack as they stand together. Clear them one at a time. With their low HP, this should not be an issue. Once you have cleared the room, you have found yourself in the Study Rooms. Make your way to the south room on the upper floor. From this room, enter the next room with the ladder to locate the Documents. This room can also be accessed from the roof.
- Completed: Search for Documents
Access the Underground Levels
There will be an interactable bookcase that will reveal another room. This would also unlock the Second Floor Waypoint. Take the item on the desk. This will allow you to progress in the Security Gate. Search the rest of the area and you may now use this staircase to travel down. With the Elevator Key in hand, you may now make your way down to the Ungeround area. Return to the Elevator and make your way down.
Exit the elevator area. You should be facing south. Interact with the crate in front to reveal a passage to the next area east. Follow the hallway all the way tp the end until you reach a staircase. If you come across the guards as they walk by, they will begin a battle. During these initial turns, you can stand your grown and wait for the rest to approach you on the staircase. As the way starts to clear, you can bring your adventurers forward in an attempt to surround them in combat as they approach as well. Clear the way and finish he battle to be able to loot the area. Loot the area in the northroom as well fo a Magnificent Breastplate. Observe the documents on the desk in the room to potentially expand your bestiary. There will also be a campfire above the steps incase you wish to take a rest. From here reutn back to themain hallway area and there should be a gap in th fences to amek your way down to the lower level west. This is where the Dominion Banners are displayed in the center room.
Move into the center area and use knock on any locked gates until you reach the Dominion Banners. If you proceed to the next room to the west, another battle will begin. Clear them starting with those close to you. Some of them will have HP as well as 5. Reutrn to the campfire area. Take a rest if needed. This time explore the area directly south. You'll find yourself in a dining area. Loot the table on the north side to obtain the Cylinder Prism Key.
Take the stairs to move on to the next hall and open the doors to the east. There will be a switch on the wall at the south west corner of the room. This will begin the secondary quest for the key you obtained.
Return back into the Security Room and take the doors south.
Navigate the Tunnels
This will lead you into the tunnels. Approach with caution. Continue south till you reach a tunnel that branches west. You will find yourself in the southern section. Use your skills to disable the traps in this areand continue south. You will soon be met with another battle, this time with Mutated creatures. Clear them them head back and take the tunnel west. Disable the trap before you proceed.
As you continue down this tunnel, another set of enemies will meet you here and you will have to clear another battle.Your main focus will be on the Mutant Minotaur who will stand at 142 HP. The other Muntant creature in the area is a Mutant Tiget Drake with only 39 HP, which will be mushc easier to clear once it comes in range.
If you continue north, you will clear the way back to the main rooms where the Elevator was. The tunnels can also be accessed from the main area by clearing the barricade that was put in place on the other side.
Enter the tunnels and reach the crossroads. There will be a switch just to the right of the gate tp the south. Loot the corpse. It will have a Cube Prism Key needed for the Security gate. Reach the next section and you will be facing some Mutant Tiger Drakes and Mutated Dryad enemies again. Advance in this area to unlock the Northern Section. Return to the second cross path and take the tunnel east. Interact with the wall at the end of the tunnel to get through to the next area.
Interact with the switch on the right of the wall to reveal the next area and begin another battle with more mutated test subjects. Loot the area and then take the tunnel and continue south. Ctoneinue this way with caution. Disable the traps in your way and once you reach a wall towards the south, take the tunnel east. This will take you out of the tunnel and you will be given three more objectives.
Look for Research Notes
Search for Clues
Find the Lab's Scientists
You will need to face another battle here against the mutated subjects. When they are cleared, enter through the next doorway north to reach the row of cells.
- Search for Clues.
Click the area to allow your adventurers to find their way here. Loot the sack in the middle of the room, and this will complete the objective 'search for clues'. Entering this area will also progress in the giant's secondary quest, the Ugly Truth if it has been activated. Open the cell doors to increase your relations with The People.
Travel North. This room will have the Dominion Banner in the center. Take the stairs up and enter the doors to the side. There will be a sphere hole on the wall that will be highlighted. Interact with it to complete The Sphere Prism Key.
Head back down. If you approach with caution, the tracks will lead you to the east but will trigger the battle. Instead, take the doors north and north again to fill in the map. Return to the cell areas. There will be a platform above the cells that you can reach. Click there and your characters will find a way to the upper platform. Facing east, pushover the box. To the right of that will be another boulder to push over, and a box in front to shove aside as well. Thsi will reveal a hole to the next area, the lab. Push the next boulder in the wall at the east side of the room and you will find yourself at the , Mana Generator.
There will be one door going north here. Prepare for battle. This will bring you to the Dark Laboratory and will immediately bring you into into conflict. The Dark Laboratory will be added as was waypoint. You would've also found the. Clear them to earn a victory and this will also progress The Prisoners. You will be facing more guards and Mana Scholars in this area. Afterwards, you are free to interact with Sitenero in the last cell.This would further progress in The People Faction quest, The Prisoners. At this point, all your objectives in this location would be complete.
Look for Research Notes: You have found some research notes on mutant experients!
Search for Clues: You learn that some of the mutants escaped!
Find the Lab's Scientists: You found tracks leading to a locked door.
If following the Forge questline, do not leave the location yet and continue below.
Exit the Complex
Find your way out of the building and exit the location through the main entrance to trigger a cutscene.
From the Dark Laboratory, you will find yourself in between the two Mana Generator Rooms.
In the Blue Mana Generator Room, interact with the large switch in the center of the room and you will find that the generator won't work. This will also give you a Mana Generator Fragment. Take the north doors in the area to unlock the waypoint: Dark Laboratory.
Before you leave, you may loot the area. The chest here will be equipped with a trap. Take the highlighted object on the table to gain a Pyramid Prism Key. Loot the box near the cells towards the east and gain the missing part to the Major Gate, the Major Gate Fragment.
When you are done, move the boulder blocking the west door aside to unblock the doors to the laboratory. This will complete The Sphere Prism Key. Remain in the room and open the doors on the north wall instead to add another Mana Generator Waypoint. Interact with the generator and they will say it won't work, but since you have the Mana Generator Fragment, interact with it a second time and that will fix it. This is required for the Dominion secondary quest, Major Gate or The Renewal from the Forge. Take the stairs in the same room and flip the large switch box to switch it on.
How to obtain The Research Complex (Forge and People)
- Purchase and download the Lost Valley DLC in order to be able to access this quest. Progress through the main questline, and through a desired Faction questline until you unlock the Secret Facility.
The Research Complex (Forge and People) Rewards and Loot
The Research Complex (Forge and People) Notes & Tips
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