Cryptic Quatrains 2 is a quest like the previous Cryptic Quatrains 1 and has a similar task for you involving reading riddles to find clues.
Similar to the previous quest, it can also be obtained as a rank reward after you open a Medium Treasure Beacon.
You will need to find out where the riddles take you by using the text to find each location that you need to head over to in order to find a Buried Treasure.
How To Get Cryptic Quatrains 2?
You may obtain the Cryptic Quatrains 2 quest once you have claimed the Medium Treasure Beacon from the Star Chart when you reach Rank 10. In order to reach Rank 10, you will need to increase your Savvy by completing Ketchcrash and Expedition Missions.
How to Solve Cryptic Quatrains 2 Riddle?
You can solve the Cryptic Quatrains 2 riddles by viewing the text in the quest steps which are a riddle with clues in them. It may seem obvious in some parts as the important text is highlighted and you can easily put together what the clue means.
Cryptic Quatrains 2 Quest Steps
Step 1: Cryptic Quatrains Puzzle 1
The first puzzle in Cryptic Quatrains 2 reads:
“The bay filled me chest, although drown I did not
I coughed and I shivered me way through the mist
They dreamed I was lost, my sad scarper for naught
Yet all that I wished for was tight in me fist”
The clues read out the following: Bay Chest Drown Mist Dream Lost Wish
This hints that you need to complete the Bay of Drowned Wishes lost sector in the Divalian Mists located in the Dreaming City and open the chest at the end.
- Complete Bay of Drowned Wishes lost sector and loot chest
Step 2: Cryptic Quatrains Puzzle 2
The Second puzzle in Cryptic Quatrains 2 reads:
“I swore I was dead at the shore of the lake
Their shadows stretched long as they searched the debris
But though they did strike out at me and me take
Their words found me ears, but they didn’t find me”
The clues read out the following: Dead Lake Shadows Strike
These hint that you need to go to the European Dead Zone (EDZ) and complete the Lake of Shadows Strike.
Step 3: Cryptic Quatrains Puzzle 3
The Third puzzle in Cryptic Quatrains 2 reads:
“Me long expedition led to no reward
Me bones cried for rest and yet I could not yield
Lest I hear the sound of a crewmate’s drawn sword
I shivered with terror at what they might wield”
The clues read out the following: Expedition Wield Sword
It is hinted in this riddle that you need to complete an Expedition mission while wielding a sword.
Step 4: Cryptic Quatrains Puzzle 4
The fourth puzzle in Cryptic Quatrains 2 reads:
“The red grounds of Nessus would soon be me grave
A column reached high into alien hue
Though cistern did beckon, no water it gave
At pyramid’s imprint, sought to pass through”
The clues read out the following: Nessus column cistern pyramid’s imprint pass through.
This one may be a bit tricky and what you need to do is go to Nessus and head over to the Well of Flame, going up its steps to reach a triangular entrance.
You will need to enter through the entrance and inside you will find marked spots that you will need to interact with just as you enter.
- Enter the Well of Flame and interact with marked spot
Step 5: Cryptic Quatrains Puzzle 5
The fifth puzzle in Cryptic Quatrains 2 reads:
“Me crewmates were nearing, t’was just as I feared
And terrible fluid did fall from the sky
I fancied I noticed, beyond broken sphere
A place that was safe for me treasure and I”
The clues read out the following: Fluid did fall from the sky broken sphere treasure.
You may notice that there is a waterfall in the distance if you look around from the Well of Flame and this will be near where you will need to go.
Head down from the well of flame and travel across the area until you reach the shore where you can get a view of the waterfall, the buried treasure will be there.
You will need to enter through the entrance and inside you will find a marked spot that you will need to interact with just as you enter.
- Head to the shore near the waterfall in The Cistern and interact to dig up the buried treasure.
Cryptic Quatrains 2 Rewards
Once you have dug up the treasure near the waterfall in The Cistern, you will obtain the following:
- Treasure Coordinates
- Gear from Season of Plunder (may include resonant variant)
- Map Fragments
- Crude Cipher Fragment
It would seem that whoever went to the lengths of hiding this treasure started in the Dreaming City but eventually had to escape and ended up in Nessus.
While they may have described this as what might be their final resting place due to hiding, it probably is just where they stashed their treasure.
Once again you have uncovered a buried treasure along with another Crude Cipher Fragment which is important later on.