Destiny 2 Cryptic Quatrains 3 Quest Steps

D2 Cryptic Quatrains III Quest

The Cryptic Quatrains 3 quest is the third and final one amongst the three which were all introduced during Season of Plunder

It is in this quest that you have uncovered a set of riddles of someone who went to extreme lengths to hide their treasure as they were in peril.

Now you must read the riddles and find clues to where they have hidden this buried treasure and uncover it to see what secrets it has within.

How To Get Cryptic Quatrains 3 Quest?

The Cryptic Quatrains 3 quest may be obtained from the Star Chart by claiming the Large Treasure Beacon from the reputation rewards.

You must be Rank 16 to obtain the Large Treasure Beacon to unlock the Cryptic Quatrains 3 quest, which requires you earn Savvy by doing Ketchcrash and Expedition missions.

How to Solve Cryptic Quatrains 3 Riddle?

In the Cryptic Quatrains 3 quest, you will have obtained a riddle that speaks of the writer’s last moments as they attempt to hide their treasure.

It is through these riddles that you will need to find clues as to where you will go to find the treasure that they have hidden. The Cryptic Quatrains 3 riddle can easily be solved in most parts by reading which words are highlighted to figure out where you need to go.

Cryptic Quatrains 3 Quest StepsCryptic Quatrains III Quest Info

Step 1: Cryptic Quatrains Puzzle 1

The first puzzle in Cryptic Quatrains 3 reads:

“…was I still alive? Still not dead, as I dreamed?

Me treasure not sunken, not lost in the deep?

They’d caught not their quarry, I would be redeemed

And bury me knife in their chests while they sleep”

The clues read out the following: Dead sunken lost quarry chest

This hint tells you that you need to go to the European Dead Zone and clear open the chest in The quarry lost sector at the Sunken Isles. 

  • Complete The Quarry lost sector and loot the chest

Step 2: Cryptic Quatrains Puzzle 2

The Second puzzle in Cryptic Quatrains 3 reads:

“I waded ashore after crashin’ their ship

Me takin’ their treasure they’d never forgive

Me exodus doubtless curcled many a lip

I’d make them forget I had one one life to live

The clues read out the following: Crash exodus one life to live

This means that you need to complete the Exodus Crash strike without dying.

  • Complete Exodus Crash strike with no deaths

Step 3: Cryptic Quatrains Puzzle 3

The Third puzzle in Cryptic Quatrains 3 reads:

“They cursed as their catch crashed away through the trees

I moved as if lightnin’ did arc through me bones

I felt like the maker had answered my pleas

While handy with cannons, they left ‘em back home”

The clues read out the following: Catch crash lightnin’ did arc through me bones hand cannon

It is hinted in the text that you need to complete a Ketchcrash with a hand cannon equipped and arc subclass.

  • Complete a Ketchcrash with a hand cannon using an arc subclass

Step 4: Cryptic Quatrains Puzzle 4

The fourth puzzle in Cryptic Quatrains 3 reads:

“Alone with me atlas and treasure at last

I used me crude dagger to cut out a code

This cipher I’ll place where it’s held safe and fast

Two beacons will guide you if treasure you’re owed”

The clues read out the following: Atlas crude cipher two beacons

It is given in the hint that you need to obtain Crude Ciphers from the Two treasure beacons. (Small Treasure Beacon and Medium Treasure Beacon)

This means that you will need to have completed both Cryptic Quatrains 1 and 2, obtaining their rewards in the process.

Step 5: Cryptic Quatrains Puzzle 5

The fifth puzzle in Cryptic Quatrains 3 reads:

“I crept out at dusk, left me treasure behind

And found me old crew and the captain as well

I’m light with a blade and me right hand’s unkind

They’ll find their salvation dead-center in hell”

The clues read out the following: Dusk left light right salvation center

After equipping the Crude Ciphers into the Captain’s Atlas, you will see there are 3 slots that can be equipped with different Eliksni Sigils.

The hint tells you to put the House of Dusk on the left, the House of Light on the right, and the House of Salvation in the center.

You will need to arrange the Eliksni Sigils in order starting from House of Dusk, House of Salvation, House of Light.

  • Equip the Crude Ciphers into the Captain’s Atlas and arrange the Eliksni Sigils in the right order

Step 6: Cryptic Quatrains Puzzle 6

The fifth puzzle in Cryptic Quatrains 3 reads:

“The cosmos had set me ashore, I was free

Forgotten at last, me heart empty of hate

On deck of the vessel that pointed to sea

I leaned on the mast and waited me fate”

The clues read out the following: Cosmos shore forgotten vessel that pointed to sea mast

From this hint, it is shown that you will need to go to the Cosmodrome and make your way to the Forgotten Shore where you will need to find a ship facing the sea.

This ship is the entrance to the Veles Labyrinth, so you can easily find it by heading to the lost sector that is shown on the map.

There will be a marked spot near the mast that you need to inspect at the front of the ship to proceed to the next step.

  • Go to Veles Labyrinth entrance and head for the front of the ship to inspect the marked spot

Step 7: Cryptic Quatrains Puzzle 7

The fifth puzzle in Cryptic Quatrains 3 reads:

“I took all I had, placed it safe in a cave

Where stream joins its mother by pillars of three

It’s yours if you like, for you’re cleaver and brave

You may find me treasure… but never find me”

The clues read out the following: Cave stream joins its mother pillars of three treasure

This hint indicates that the treasure is in a cave near three pillars at a location where the stream joins a larger body of water.

From the Veles Labyrinth, make your way to the north of the Forgotten Shore and you will see three pillars with a cave behind them, the treasure will be there.

  • Dig up the treasure located inside the cave near the three pillars by the stream that leads to the ocean

Cryptic Quatrains 3 Rewards

After digging up the treasure in the Eventide Ruins, the quest will be completed, and you will be rewarded with the following:

Summary

It looks like whoever was behind the Cryptic Quatrains quests left some interesting clues and in return wanted to reward whoever was clever and brave enough to pursue him.

In the end, you were able to find the treasure that they have hidden from those who wanted to take it, but it remains a mystery who this being is and where they are.

As said in the last clue, you may find the treasure but will never find them and from here on it is unknown what happened to them.

You get a ton of goodies though so that’s good.

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