Ugly Truth 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.
Ugly Truth Objectives
Reach the Complex
- Gartok asked you to look for the missing giants in the complex
Return to Gartok
Ugly Truth Walkthrough
Begin the quest directly after completing A Giant Step. If you enter the facility without following the Dominion main quest, your reputation with the Dominion faction will automatically change to -100.
Reach the Complex
Travel to the Secret Facility. It will be far southwest from The Verdant Valley. Once you arrive, you will need to find a way into the Facility. You can enter through the main entrance and face the Dominion guards in the way. Once you have made your way into the facility, you will need to make your way down the the basement. This can be done either by going through the trapdoor or by locating the Pyramid Prism Key within the Guard Quarters to be able to activate the Elevator down to the basement. Your main objective for this quest is to make your way through the underground tunnels and find your way to the Captive Quarters next to the Dark Laboratory to find the answers you are looking for. Make your way through the facility till you reach the lower floors and reach the underground.
When making your way through the rooms, look out for the dining room next to a kitchen area in the underground area in order to obtain theCylinder Prism Key that can be used later on. It can be found on one of the back tables pictured below.
You can then make your way through the Underground area and locate the area to the tunnels. There is more than one entry to the tunnels, but below we will make our way from the barricaded door. This is shown on the top right corner of the map below. You will find yourself in the Northern Section waypoint of the tunnels.
Continue forward down this hall and a new waypoint, Northern Section. If you continue forward, you will begin a battle. While you are here, you can attack the creatures you see first to get the first attack in. You can do this while keeping some of your characters hidden. You will be facing a Mutant Minotaur and a Mutant Tiger Drake. Clear the Drake who will only have 39 HP and you can focus solely on the Minotaur who will stand at 142 HP.
Stand your ground and continue to bombard it with your ranged attacks. There is a trap directly in front if you didn't step in too far. If you didn't approach past it, it will take a turn to pass the trap and take some damage and you can continue to attack until his hp is depleted. Clear the last trap and continue to be cautious. Highlight the area to find the interactable keyhole on the wall. Interact with it to begin a new quest
You may need to return to the last campfire back at the Security Room to take another rest. Back at the northern section, continue down the tunnel till they are split, and proceed with caution. Take the west tunnel and prepare to face a battle. Journey deep enough to unlock a new waypoint, Test Subject Arena.
Test Subject Arena
Remain on the upper platform. Before you approach, observe the mutant's position and deal an AoE attack if available, if not, use any ranged attack to deal with the first move. You should be able to clear the Mutated Tiger Drake first then catch the others by surprise with this approach. You will have a Mutated Bulette that will have 157 HP and a Mutated Dryad with 84 HP. Another option is to deploy a summon to approach the arena and gain a better positioning without compromising your adventurer's higher ground. Clear them to continue. You may then explore the arena and loot the corpse to obtain the Sphere Prism Key, coins, Magnificent Shield, Scroll.
Return to the upper floor tunnel and if you continue to the locked gate north, you will encounter the new waypoint: Major Gate Room.
Since you have obtained the Key from the corpse, the first objective of The Sphere Prism Key will immediately be checked off. Enter this Gate to activate the quest. Enter the area to trigger a short cutscene. Follow the hallway east.
Major Gate Room
Once this gate is open, be cautious when entering the next area. You will be met with a battle that you will need to complete down the narrow hall. You will be facing a number of Mutant Tiger Drakes and a couple of Mutated Dryad enemies. You may keep your positions to allow them to approach. While they are condensed in this narrow area, deploy your AoE attacks if available. Once it is clear, follow the tunnels south and you will find your way to the Dark Lab.
Tracking this quest will reveal two markers to the south of this location and one to the north on the compass. Take the doors south. Be prepared for a battle against more mutants. This set will be fairly larger and will consist of a mutated Dire Wolf, Troll, and a Minotaur. Your largest threat here will be the Mutated Minotaur who will stand at 12 HP. As they enter, deal an AoE attack if available while they stand together. As the turns go by they will approach o you can use the doorway to your advantage by narrowing their approach. By keeping your position near the wall, they are forced to approach one at a time and this will allow only one of them to ake a position near you. Keep in mind that during their turns, they will have the ability to restore some health. This is sometimes prevented when the enemy receives fire damage. Continue to deal ranged attacks with fire damage if possible and wait for them to approach the party at the doorway. Then focus your melee attacks at the closest enemy. If you can, clear out the enemies in the immediate area first in order to minimize damage intake. While you are pinned to your position, you may consider deploying a summon to gain a different position. Clear the area to continue.
Loot this location, then attempt to take the doors east. A new waypoint will be added: Captive Quarters, but you will be unable to enter. This will check off one of your three main objectives, Find the Lab's Scientists. Interact with the switch directly right of the doors, but something will be blocking the doors.
Continue to explore the area with caution and you may spot some tracks in this location. Take the staircase towards the west. Once up the stairs, go north and interact with the switch on the wall to open the set of doors here. This will give you the Isolation Unit. Loot the notes on the desk to obtain the research notes needed for your objective. Move on to the next area.
Scroll all the way south, there will be an undiscovered room with cells. Click the area to allow your adventurers to find their way here. Observe the bodies and interact with the objects in the center and you will learn what happened to to Gartok's friend.
Return to Gartok
For this quest, you are done with the area and can now report your findings to Gartok the Hill Giant. Exit the area. You may need to trek all the way back to the main entrance. Travel back to The Verdant Valley and speak to him to complete the quest.
How to obtain Ugly Truth
- Purchase and download the Lost Valley DLC in order to be able to access this quest. Progress in The Emerald Forest main quest storyline until you reach the forge then locate and speak to the Giant in The Verdant Valley. Complete the series of quests until A Giant Step is completed. This quest will soon be activated after speaking with Gartok.
Ugly Truth Rewards and Loot
- Each character gains 250 XP
- Blood Ruby
Ugly Truth Notes & Tips
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