Online:Deepening Shadows

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Locate Chancellor Gascone Dusant of the Congress of Calibration.
Zone: The Clockwork City
Quest Giver: Provost Varuni Arvel in the Clockwork Basilica
Location(s): Brass Fortress, Insalubrious Effluvium, Ventral Terminus
Prerequisite Quest: The Strangeness of Seht
Next Quest: Lost in the Gloam
Reward: Traitor's Cuirass
1 Skill Point
High Leveled Gold
XP Gain: High

In the wake of the Shadow of Sotha Sil's attack, Gascone has gone missing. I should find him and see if he has any insight into what the shadow is and why it was in the Brass Fortress.

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Talk to Provost Varuni Arvel in the Sotha Loqutorium.
  2. Search Chancellor Gascone's rectory.
  3. Return to Varuni.
  4. Talk to Luciana Pullo.
  5. Talk to Artificer Dalomar in Slag Town.
  6. Follow Gascone's trail with Snuffler.
  7. Talk to Rarlmir.
  8. Follow Gascone's trail.
  9. Investigate the Ventral Terminus.
  10. Locate Chancellor Gascone Dusant.
  11. Return to Varuni.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

While investigating the Ventral Terminus you will eventually find a massive clockwork automaton named Imperfect. You need to activate Imperfect in order to make further progress. He will smash through the walls that are blocking your way. There is a puzzle with 5 valves and a valve reset station. Your goal is to direct the steam towards Imperfect to charge the stone next to him. Start with the valve closest to the reset station. Each time you activate a valve the direction of the steam changes. You may have to use a valve more than once to get the steam in the right direction.

Quest Stages[edit]

Deepening Shadows
Finishes Quest Journal Entry
Provost Varuni asked me to find Chancellor Gascone. She seems confident that I'll find him in his rectory in the west wing of the Clockwork Basilica.
Objective: Search Gascone's Rectory
I discovered a Nocturnal Shrike in Chancellor Gascone's office. She seemed to be looking for something. I also found a farewell memorandum penned by Gascone. I should tell Varuni about all I've seen.
Objective: Talk to Varuni
Varuni urged me to find Proctor Luciana. The battlemage might be able to help me find Gascone. She should be just outside the Clockwork Basilica.
Objective: Talk to Luciana
Proctor Luciana has no forces to lend. Fortunately, she has another resource that might be of use—an artificer named Dalomar. She insists that he might have something to aid me in my search. I should talk to him.
Objective: Talk to Artificer Dalomar
Artificer Dalomar lent me his prized tracker, a nix-hound fabricant called Snuffler. I should let Snuffler smell Gascone's note to help it pick up the scent.
Objective: Let Snuffler Smell the Note
The nix-hound fabricant, Snuffler, picked up Gascone's scent. I should follow it.
Objective: Follow Snuffler
Snuffler tracked Gascone's scent to the main gate of the Brass Fortress. I must follow the fabricant out into the Clockwork wilds—also known as the Radius.
Objective: Follow Snuffler
Objective Hint: Talk to Rarlmir
According to the Nords, a distraught Gascone ran past them not long ago, tracking oil behind him. The oil masks his scent from Snuffler, but the footprints should be easy to follow. I must keep pursuing the fleeing chancellor.
Objective: Follow Gascone's Footprints
Objective Hint: Read the Note
I found a wounded cultist in the ravine. I should see if she will tell me anything about Gascone's whereabouts.
Objective: Talk to the Wounded Cultist
According to the cultist, Gascone fled west along the ravine to a place called the Ventral Terminus. I should head that way to continue my search.
Objective: Find Gascone's Hideout
I found a narrow canyon leading to the Ventral Terminus. I should investigate this approach. If I can find some evidence of Gascone's passage, Snuffler might be able to pick up the chancellor's scent again.
Objective: Investigate the Canyon
Snuffler picked up Gascone's scent once again. I should follow it.
Objective: Follow Snuffler
Snuffler led me to a locked door. I heard Gascone's voice coming from the door as soon as we arrived. I should talk to him.
Objective: Talk to Gascone
A panicked Gascone barricaded himself behind a massive door and refuses to come out. I must find another way into this mysterious facility—the Ventral Terminus.
Objective: Find Another Entrance to the Ventral Terminus
I entered the Ventral Terminus, but Gascone is nowhere in sight. I must explore this facility and to find the chancellor.
Objective: Find Gascone
According to Gascone, a wall of solid rock stands between us. If I want to find the chancellor, I'll need to come up with a way to break through this stone wall. Perhaps something in this room can help.
Objective: Find a Way Through the Wall
I found a massive clockwork automaton called an Imperfect. This gigantic machine might be capable of smashing through the stone wall that separates me from Gascone. I need to activate it first. To begin, I must open and align the nearby flow valves.
Objective: Align the Flow Valves
I successfully filled and charged an animo core. I should remove it from its filling bracket.
Objective: Take the Charged Animo Core
In order to activate the Imperfect, I need to slide the animo core into its charging socket.
Objective: Put the Animo Core in the Imperfect
I activated the Imperfect and, as expected, it smashed its way forward. I should follow the machine to make sure it makes it all the way to our destination.
Objective: Follow the Imperfect
It appears that the Imperfect ran out of fuel. I must find another animo core to get it moving again.
Objective: Find Another Animo Core
I successfully used the giant clockwork automaton to smash my way to a different part of the Terminus. Gascone must be around here somewhere. I should find and confront him.
Objective: Confront Gascone
Gascone yielded and left the Terminus. I must talk to him and decide his fate.
Objective: Talk to Gascone
(If you decide to spare Gascone) I decided to spare Chancellor Gascone. I should return to Varuni and tell her all that's transpired.

(If you decide to kill Gascone) I elected to kill the treacherous Chancellor Gascone. I should return to Varuni and tell her all that's transpired.

Objective: Talk to Varuni
☑Finishes quest I told Varuni about my encounter with Gascone. I should talk to her to claim my reward.
Objective: Talk to Varuni
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