Substratum

I designed this gear myself. Shocking, isn't it?

  • Alternative titles: Illegal Military Factory /λΆˆλ²• ꡰ수곡μž₯

  • Available Difficulties: Easy, Normal, Hard

Since the unravelling of the Aerodrome incident, the New Masters have been focused on tracking down the kidnappers. Meanwhile, the Talus Investigation Bureau made a shocking discovery. The Aerodrome was powered by neither Soulstones nor Dark Chi, but by an ancient force, both older and more dangerous than Dark Chi, called Chaos. It speaks to the worst impulses of mortals and devastates all it touches.

After Talus agents scoured the continent for information, all clues point to the infamous "Architect"β€”a man with a goal to overthrow the Empress and lead a revolution by weaponizing Chaos to turn ordinary people into living weapons. End the Architect's treacherous plans and seal away the Chaos to preserve the Realm!

Documentation

Boss Encounters

Substratum Securobot Kaliburn

  • Condition Bars: x3

  • Enrage Timer: 2 min.

Once the Security Alarm has been activated, Kaliburn incinerates intruders using spinning Flamethrowers.

To reach the boss, which is positioned on the opposite side of the entrance, you must get past two Flamethrowers that spew fire in a 270Β° radius. By using either a knockdown or stun ability, the Flamethrowers will rotate, allowing you to move closer to the boss. Once you've reached Kaliburn, dish out quick damage to defeat it or the boss will use its Rush to move to the entrance, forcing you to rotate the Flamethrowers once more to move back!

The Architect

  • Condition Bars: x2

  • Enrage Timer: 9 min.

The Architect uses toxic gas, explosives and Chaos to deal with infiltrators.

Once the mechanics begin, a randomly selected user will be grabbed and thrown to the edge of the arena, causing paralysis due to a Stone Rubble that covers you. As a toxic gas radiates from the edges where you land, another member of your party should be quick to break the Stone Rubble to free you.

Shortly after, the Architect plants a Gas Bomb on the furthest user. Five seconds after it's planted, the users will take high damage from a Gas Poisoning unless the Gas Bomb has been transferred from the furthest user to another member of the party. Ten seconds after it's planted, the Gas Bomb will be deployed, falling from the ceiling on top of the user. The user must be quick to avoid the Gas Bomb detonating on top of any of the six stones located around the arena.

If successful, two stones will remain. One of the stones should be used to have the Architect ram into the stone, forcing the Architect into a temporary daze. The other stone should be used as protection by the user hiding behind it in time for the Manic Heatwave attack, saving you from taking high damage.

Rewards

Easy Difficulty rewards

  • Skystealer Necklace Chest

  • Silversteel Soul Shield Treasure Chest

  • Radiant Starcross Stone Chest

  • Substratum Insignia Chest

Normal Difficulty rewards

  • Skystealer Necklace Chest

  • Silversteel Soul Shield Treasure Chest

  • Radiant Starcross Stone Chest

  • Brilliant Radiant Starcross Stone Chest

  • Etherial Vial

  • Substratum Insignia Chest

  • Brilliant Substratum Insignia Chest

  • Challenger's Token

Hard Difficulty rewards

  • Skystealer Necklace Chest

  • Octagonal Obsidian

  • Octagonal Garnet

  • Searing Radiant Starcross Stone Chest

  • Ethereal Vial

  • Substratum Insignia Chest

  • Brilliant Substratum Insignia Chest

  • Challenger's Token

Quests

The Substratum

  • Money: 86s

  • XP: 1,700

Architect of Chaos

  • Item: x1 Skystealer Crystal Chest

Man of War

  • Item: x1 Skystealer Crystal Chest

  • Item: x1 Synthesis Stone

The Low Road

  • Money: 13g 50s

  • XP: 37,500

  • Reputation: 18,750

The Underminer (Stage 1-30)

  • x2 Skystealer Crystal Pouch

The Underminer (Stage 31-50)

  • x5 Skystealer Crystal Pouch

The Underminer (Stage 51-80)

  • x10 Skystealer Crystal Pouch

  • x1 Skystealer Crystal Tradeable Pouch

Achievements

Armed and Dangerous

  • Defeat the Architect at Demonsbane Stage 10 or higher 100 times

  • Title: Gasbag

Insubordination

  • Defeat the Architect at Demonsbane Stage 30 or higher 50 times

  • Title: Poison Control

The Stench of Success

  • Defeat the Architect at Demonsbane Stage 50 or higher 10 times

  • Title: Underhanded

Crumbling Foundations

  • Defeat the Architect at Demonsbane Stage 70 or higher

  • Title: Captain of Industry

Going Under

  • Defeat the Architect

Dire Drill

  • Destroy 50 drills

  • Title: Drill Sergeant