A Curious Note
|"I have discovered the most interesting note in my home that contains information about ancient treasures and relics. I seek help in uncovering this treasure. Interested parties should seek Abi Yat Sen."|
The Concern of Illegible Handwriting
|"It is most fortunate that there are fellow treasure seekers in Shang Simla. Let me introduce myself - I am Abi Yat Sen. Shall we find the treasure? Centuries ago, the evil warlord Dong Huo stole a priceless heirloom from my ancestors. I believe this note says where the relic is, but I cannot fully decipher it. Perhaps you could convince Bao Louie, a merchant, to do so?"|
This is a convincing mission. You need to go talk to Bao Louie and become a friend of his before he will decipher the note. Just keep talking and doing friendly interactions that he seems to like and every so often, ask him to decode the note. Eventually he will give in.
Deep Within the Forbidden City
|"Hmmm, yes, I can see why you failed to decipher this note. It is written in the ancient code of Dong Huo's army, known only by his lieutenants. And, of course, myself. I have deciphered the note explaining the location of Dong Huo's treausre! You will need to first find the key, which is at a location I'll detail for you on your map. That key should unlock the chambers holding the treasure. Good luck finding the key!"|
Go to the city. Go around behind the shops in the market and you'll find a hole in the ground. Search it to open a staircase.
TOMB - Under the Shops
Once down the stairs, check the coffin to open a secret door. Before you go through that door, inspect the wall opposite the door to find a hidden door with a chest behind it. Now Go through the door and explore the well in there to open another secret door in the room. Go into the next room and down the stairs.
You should see three big boulders leaning against each other. Just before the giant boulders on your left (as you approach them) you'll see a hole in the wall. This will hold goodies. After you pass the boulders and walk around to the left (not through the door) you'll see a hole in the ground which opens a secret room. You can smash the boulders and explore holes under them for some goodies.
Go through the doorway right next to the three boulders (you may have just smashed) and follow the left wall. Go through the next door and still stick to the left wall (so you do a U-turn) and grab the vase there. Now go back to the doorway and then continue the way you were going but stick to the right wall this time (you'll go past some hay bales). Keep following this wall and you'll come to a room with a well. You can go back and explore the other rooms for various items and coins. Come back when you're done and search the well.
When you come out of the well, you'll be presented with a bunch of statues. These statues will be cleared in two moves. Pull far the front most statue onto the gear tile then pull far the statue just behind it in the only direction it can move (towards the well.) Walk through the door and through the little room. Move through this bigger room to the false wall door in the back. Inside is a keystone. Take it then go back out the door and to the doorway right in front of you. Clear the pile and then cross the room out into the hall.
You've already been in this hallway but you're further up now. This hallway could bring you back to the area which held the three boulders but you want to go in the other direction past the broken wagon. Follow the hall to the end (watch out for the trap at the narrow section) and put the keystone into the slot by the door.
Find Bao Louie and give him the keystone.
Haggling the Final Details
|"Progress! The treasure cannot be too far behind if this cluse is any indication. I have good news and bad news. The good news is that the trove is in Shang Simla! However, it is on property owned by a local merchant. If you can convince Liu Pei to work with us we can finally find the treasure."|
Befriend then convince the sim (the food merchant). Report to Bao Louie.
Stealing the Warlord's Gold
|"Good work! Well, are you ready Sim? It is time for you to return the treasure stolen from my ancestors by the cursed Dong Huo. Take this key, enter the treasure trove, and return the Relic to me. You will be well compensated for all you have done for me and my family."|
Running up the middle of the city is a big path that leads to the Halls of the Lost Army. On either side of the path are trees and grass. On the side closest to the shops you'll see a couple of statues and a standing tile. Go down the stairs that appear.
TOMB - Dong Huo's Treasure Trove
at the bottom of the stairs you'll see a different set of tiles in front of the wall to your left. You can inspect the wall and reveal a door togo through and collect some goodies. Collect said goodies and then return to the previous room and use the double doors to proceed. Walk down the long hall ways until they open into an area with two curtains on the wall and the keystone slot in the middle. Use the keystone and go through the secret doors on either side. Take the stairs.
In this room walk past the statues to the double doors. Go through the doors and in the next hallway you'll see traps on the floor. Disarm or cross them, then take a left and disarm or cross the trap on the wall. Take another left and go through the little gated area to find a red statue.
Pull the red statue off of the wall which should destroy a trap. Then push the statue all the way down the hall to destroy another trap. Once you get to the end of the carpet, in the area with the horse statue, the wall next to the soldier statue can be inspected. Go through, collect loot and then stand on the tile. This will open a secret door on the other side of the room so go around to the front door of this room and go through the secret door to collect the keystone.
Now go back into the hall and back to the four-way intersection. Go straight across and past the two door. Take a right at the T-intersection and go all the way down the hall. At the end, just to the right will be a nook with a standing tile. Stand on it, then go through the door it opens. walk into the room and just before the beds, next to the folding divider will be a stone table with another keystone. take it and leave the room out the other side through the front door.
Go directly across the hall into the next room, collect the nectar bottles on the floor. The back room of this wall is fake, inspect it. In the next room, collect the nectar bottles on the floor, some from the back racks and then taste the nectar from one of the racks on the right. I recommend the Plum Cherimola Blan Grapes. Jump into and explore the well for another keystone. Head back out the front door to the main hallway again.
Go back to the four way intersection and you will take the right in a second. There is a trap on the floor. Right next to it, preventing you from passing is another trap but this one is hidden. Deal with the trap you can see without stepping on the other trap, then use the hole just on the other side of the trap to disarm the hidden on. There's a vase here. There is a trap in front of the two statues on either side of the vase. Get past them (Disarm or cross) and grab the vase and hit the hole in the wall.
Directly across from the hole in the wall is a door, go through it. Be careful of the trap just in front of the statue in this room. There are four display cases to loot. Loot all those, then grab the keystone on the table. Leave the way you came. Get to the four way intersection and take a right and then when you get to the end, take another right.
Insert your keystones into the four slots. This will reveal four standing tiles so stand on those. Walk to the end of the hall and pull the two statues in front out. Pull them out about as far as the door but make sure that you don't trap yourself behind them. Then push the red statue back. Now enter the door on the side of the hall that you just opened.
Explore the six side rooms thoroughly for a variety of loot, coins, money bags and whatever else you can find. Make sure you have the treasure for Bao Louie and then check behind the throne. Hit the switch inside the hole on the ground.
Go through the hidden door, clear the rubble to the left and take the vase from the chest. Go up the stairs on the other side of the room and then you'll be back in the first room. Go up the stairs here to get out and now Deliver the Treasure.
Deliver the treasure to Bao Louie.
You There! Stranger!
|"Greetings. My name is Bao Louie. I require an outsider's assistance in a particular matter I am not quite ready to discuss with you. I promise you it will ultimately be worth your while. Please, explore the Dragon Cave fully. I do not know what you will find, just that you will find it."|
The Dragon Cave is pretty easy to find. It's the giant stone Dragon's Head on the hill side. When you get there, "Inspect" that back of its throat to get in. then go down the stairs.
TOMB - The Dragon Cave
Time for your second tomb! Alright, this is the Main Room. Walk down the path to the door at the end. Go around the corner to your left and at the end will be an unassuming wall that you can inspect. Inspect it and take the loot from the room. Then leave this room back to the curved room. There will be a door on the inner wall of the curved room. Go through it.
Now Report In! What a waste of time, huh? Anyway, do so, and then run the errand and find the platinum. Then Deliver it. Then do the same for the Lapis Lazuli. The last item is a Relic. You probably have one in your inventory already if you haven't sold them. If not then you can buy one from the shop keeper in town. Deliver the Relic. Now you will have to wait. (What a pain.)
The Pilgrim's Walk
|"I have the completed statue ready for you, Sim. Before it is active, you must first take what the Monks of the Order of the Resolute Fist refer to as the Pilgrim's Walk. You must carry the statue to several sites within Shang Simla. Go to the Scholar's Garden first."|
Visit the Scholar's Garden, Visit the Temple of Heaven, Visit the Dragon Cave and then Report in.
For all of these you merely have to zoom to the neighborhood view and visit each one in order. Wait until it tells you to go to the next place. The Dragon Cave and the Dragon Maw are the same place. Then just report in as per usual.
Knowledge of the Past
|"Sim, I think I know who can help us gain entrance to the Dragon Cave! A local by the name of Adaeze Min claims to know the secret. Speak to Adaeze Min as soon as possible so that we can proceed."|
Just go speak to Adaeze Min.
The, uh, Potion... of Remembrance?
|"Ah yes, the Dragon Cave. I remember parts of the story. A great adventurer named James Vaughan fixed the Dragon Cave almost a century ago, but apparently failed to do so entirely. I... seem to have forgotten the rest. Bao Louie sells a Potion of Remembrance, but I cannot afford it. Deliver 2 pieces of platinum to Bao Louie in exchange for the potion."|
Zoom way out to find the Platinum that you need. Should be all over. Then take the platinum to Bao Louie and then take the potion to Min.
Oh Sin Pah!
|"Yuck! I hate the taste of this foul potion. If I could only remember things I would not need to drink it so often... Ah, my head! I remember now! James Vaughan had an assistant named Sin Pah who kept a journal of Vaughan's adventures. Sin Pah died mysteriously at a young age, but his descendant Maya Wang, still has the journal. You will need to convince Maya Want to let you have it."|
Piece of cake. Find the sim, befriend them and then convince them.
The Diary of Sin Pah
|"My dear Sim, it seems if you are to complete the prophecy you must journey to Champs Les Sims, France. According to the journal, I believe the Nectar Merchant at the Nectary there will know about Vaughan's keystone. Travel to Champs Les Sims and speak to the Nectar Merchant to discover the location of the Keystone!"|
You don't have to do it now but to continue this opportunity you'll need to return home. Feel free to enjoy your vacation until time is up.
Travel to France! Once you are there, you will notice an icon to travel to on your map. Unfortunately you can't just hit the "report in" button or anything because this is an opportunity from China and you aren't in China. Anyway, visit the nectary just past the museum and speak to the woman there.
Speaking to the Groundskeeper
|"What what what? You say you've come here on a mission from Shang Simla? Why, that's on the other side of the world! I remember this James Vaughan from the journal. I believe he got into a fight with Monsieur Landgraab and rescued some woman or something. Who knows? Speak to Albert Frouchier, who is a direct descendant of Landgraab's groundskeeper."|
Find Albert, perhaps in town. You'll have to zoom out to the map and look for the yellow-orange icon again. You'll have to find him, befriend him and then convince him to talk.
Quid Pro Keystone
|"Greetings monsieur! Yes, my grandfather spoke often of this James Vaughan. A bumbling fool that one was! I believe I can help you locate your missing keystone. After all, I would hope the people of Shang Simla would do the same for me! But, I will require certain favors. I very much love Opal. It is a beautiful gem, is it not? Bring me 1 pieces of Opal and I shall grant you access to the vault holding the keystone."|
This should work just as it did anywhere else. If you zoom out, you SHOULD see pieces of opal lying around. Find some and then click on him and then deliver the opal. Of course if you already own some, you could just give that to him too and save yourself some trouble. This will give you access to the vault under Chateau Landgraab. Go there!
To get into the mansion (which is where you want to go), go around the back of the building and you'll see a path leading up to the back door. Just off to the right side by a lamp is a hole in the ground. Use the hole to flip a switch and turn off a trap before the back door. Now go through the back door.
TOMB - Chateau Landgraab
Notice how only the room you are in lit up? You're technically a tomb. Take the left hand door. You'll come into a room with a lot of doors. Be careful of the scorched spots on the floor, these are traps. Inspect them and then cross or disarm them as needed. In this many roomed door, you want to go in the middle doors on the right side of the hall (as you walked in). These'll be double doors. Be careful because there is more than one set of double doors in the room. You'll come into a very empty room with a staircase leading up.
Take these stairs up and then the next set of stairs up again to the third floor. Take the stairs up to the next floor for a chest to loot. Be careful because there are two traps in this small space. Loot the chest then stand on the tile to deactivate the traps if you haven't already. Go back down the stairs once.
Use the keystone to open the door leading out. You'll come to a forked hallway. Take the right fork and you'll pass some statues and then a couple of pedestals with treasure on them. If you take the loot from the left stand, it will activate a trap. You can keep the loot and replace it with anything else from your inventory or replace what you took. The statue on the stand to your right you can take without activating any traps.
NOTE: If you have reached level 5 of Martial arts then you can take both pieces of treasure, meditate and then Zeneport out of the trap.
After you pass through the hallway and through the double doors, you'll find yourself in a bedroom. Take the vase of the table to the left of the bed and then head to the bathroom which is the only other door in this room. Head through the bathroom to the bedroom on the other side.
In this room there are two nooks. One has a dresser and mirror. On one of the walls in the other nook is a not so hidden door. Go down the stairs on the other side of the hidden door. If you continue all the way down you'll find yourself in the basement. You'll be in a hall with two doors and a burn mark on the floor. The trick here is that the trap is actually on the wall, not the floor. Deal with the trap and then proceed through the door on the left side of the hall. Open the shiny chest to grab the keystone you are looking for!
Ok, not quite done yet. Look on the table just next to the chest for another keystone. You can go through the single door in this room to find a bathroom. Use that if you need. You can also go through the big arches to find a grape vineyard. Feel free to harvest if you'd like. Otherwise head back to the hall with the trap and go through the door that was originally on the right side of the hall.
You'll find yourself in a very small room with an obviously fake wall. Go through the fake wall. You'll find yourself in a Nectar Cellar. In the middle of the room is a wall that sticks way out. Inspect between the two candles. You'll find yourself in another small room with two chests. Open both then head up the stairs and you'll come out of the Landgraab mansion. Don't Worry, you'll return to finish the rest of the mansion.
Return to China
Why... That's the Keystone
|"Sim, this is your old friend Bao Louie. Welcome back to Shang Simla. Is it true you have found the keystone that the bumbling James Vaughan lost in faraway France? I must see this keystone that can fulfill the prophecy of the Dragon Cave. Bring it to me!"|
Deliver the Keystone to Bao Louie
Preparing for Battle
|"I have grim news of what lies before you. Dong Huo, the cursed warlord of centuries past, is that which the Dragon Cave was built to contain. He was trapped previously, but now he wakes. He must be defeated by a master of the way of the Resolute Fist. You are that master. Train to the highest level of Martial Arts and break a Space Rock and you will be one step closer to fulfilling your destiny."|
Train your way to a level 10 Martial Arts skill. You can of course do this by breaking blocks. So find any place in China where you can break blocks (for instance the Academy). Go there and practice breaking blocks and work your way up to harder and harder blocks. You must reach level 10 AND THEN break a space rock or it won't work. Once you've broken the rock, report in.
The Grand Master's Fist
|"I am filled with woe Sim! Despite your successes, fate seeks to stop you at every turn. I have read more deeply into the prophecy texts. It is written very clearly that only the grand master of the Martial Arts tournament can defeat Dong Huo. He is protected by an evil spirit that only the grand master can break. Win the Tournament, then speak to me."|
To do this, grab your phone and pick "Call Sim" and then choose "Challenge Spar Tournament Contender." The game says that you are supposed to become the Grand Master but you actually only have to win one sparring match it seems. This may end up being patched. After you are done with sparring, report in.
Crafting the Amulet of Protection
|"Now you are the undisputed master of the tournament. I doubt there is a mortal alive who could defeat you incombat. Unfortunately, Dong Huo is no longer a mortal. He is not bound by the life force that binds me and you. I think it is best if I construct an Amulet of Righteous Protection for you. Bring me 3 pieces of Jade and I will build the amulet."|
Go out there and collect the Jade you need. Once you give him the Jade he'll ask for Platinum. Once you have that, give him the platinum.
The Demise of Dong Huo
|"Master Sim, the time has come for you to face and defeat Dong Huo in his eternal prison, the Dragon Cave. Take this Keystone, enter the Dragon Cave, find Dong Huo, and defeat him in combat. Do this, and you will forever preserve the safety of the people of Shang Simla. Go now, chosen one."|
Use the map to return to the Dragon Cave! Remember, you get in through the door at the back of the caves throat and then need to go down the stairs.
RETURN TO The Dragon Cave
Once you get down the stairs, go straight and through the door, turn the corner and back through the doors to the room where you had your "vision." Walk into the room a little and you should be able to see the shining keystone lock on the right side of the room. Go through the door that opens and down the stairs. At the bottom of the stairs, turn around and clear the rubble behind the stairs for a relic, then go through a doorway (no door) and you'll come to a room with four statues.
Three of the statues will be together. Push the front right statue back one space and onto the other gear tile. Now move the lone statue at the front of the room on to the tile the other statue just vacated. You can pull far, then push it to the right once, then push far to get it onto the tile.
Open the door you just unlocked. Then the next door. And the next door. And the next one. Finally you'll come to a room with a locked door and a statue on a tile. Pull the statue off of the tile and inspect the hole behind it. Now push the statue back onto the tile. Before you leave, just to your right is a false wall. Open it to find some coins, clear some rubble, and loot a coffin. Now proceed through the door you recently unlocked.
You'll come to an "O" shaped room with a bunch of fire traps and some rubble. Clear both piles of rubble and then stand on the tile that you reveal. Now go into the center room and pull both statues far. Stand on both tiles and then inspect the two holes on the walls, one by each door to open the room in the center of this one. Once done with all of this, check to the left side of the locked door. On the floor just beyond the fire trap will be a crescent keystone. The keystone may be hard to find because of the pattern of the floor so look closely.
I actually had to go back to the shop and buy a skeleton key to get past the door.
Go through the door you just unlocked, to the left you'll see two statues. Pull the one on the left out so you can get behind it and into the door behind. In the next (crescent shaped) room you'll find a chest. Back up and past the statue you pulled out, past the door and down either of the single small staircases.
You'll find two statues here, one of which you can pull onto a tile and the other which you can't reach unless you come down the big set of stairs. So pull the statue you can reach until it activates the tile and then go back up the stairs and down the big set. Pull the other statue out and onto the second tile.
Walk over the now deactivated traps and through the door. If you read the plaque now in front of you, you'll find that the next section is to be navigated by following the statues. Go around the wall and you'll see your your first statue at the fork. You'll notice that the statue stands looking down the right fork. Go up that way instead of along the left one to avoid traps.
Do the same with the next fork. You'll see another statue that indicates you should take the left for (if you were looking down the halls). Then take the right fork indicatd by the next statue and then down the single hallway.
Once you get out of the hallways, you'll come to a large room with more statues but not dividing walls. The best way to handle this section is to click in front of the first statue and walk to that spot. Then follow its line of sight until it crosses in front of another statue. Click in front of that statue and walk to that spot. Continue doing this until you get to the last statue. It will gaze along a wall and into another hall where you are free from danger. This last leg though, make sure that you hug the wall as best you can.
Exit this room through the door at the end of the hall. You thought you were done with the statues. Continue to follow the statues through this room. Eventually you'll come to a statue that points to a dead end hallway. If you walk to the dead end you can inspect the wall and go through it. You'll be in a little room and with another false wall straight ahead. Go through this one to return to the main hallway. Step left a little to be in front of the next statue and follow that one and the next to a point where three statues are arranged in a semi-circle and all point to the same spot.
There are quite a few traps beyond those statues but it's actually pretty safe. If you look at the door at the back of the room, just before it is a trap that isn't currently activated. Walk up to it and cross it to get to the door. Don't worry about micro-navigating the traps, your sim isn't stupid enough to walk into an active trap.
On the other side of the door are two large staircases. One leads up, the other leads down. If you go up, it will lead you out of the dungeon. The standing tiles on the way will open walls leading out to different places in the dungeon making it easier to get out. Take the stairs leading down instead.
You'll come to a very empty room. Take the double doors out and you'll find a room full of mirrors. Check around the rooms and one of the supposed mirrors is actually a wall. A false wall. Grab the treasure and head through either of the arches into the next room. Behind the statue that is on the tile is a door. Move this statue off it's tile and then go through the door and do the same to the next statue. Collect the two crescent keystones.
In the second room is a lone statue, behind that is a small room with a red statue and chest. Pull the statue out, loot the chest and then head back into the previous room and place one of the keystones into the slot on the wall. Walk into the small room and place the second keystone in the slot to come into a larger room with Egyptian statues.
Check the tomb in the middle of the room and the two off to the left. Then stand on the tile just to the right of the chest you can't open. This will reveal another tile to the left. Stand on that tile to open a false wall in the back of the room. Go into the small room you just opened and push the two statues onto the two tiles.
This will reveal a third tile in the main room. Stand on that one to reveal a fourth tile. This will reveal a fifth tile and a Mummy. Fight the mummy and stand on the fifth tile. Swim through the well you can get to and come out through the other one. Stand on the fifth tile and then pull the statue out and off to the side. Then swim back through the well. Another Mummy is in the room along with a sixth tile back by the chest. Stand on that to reveal a tile in the middle of the room.
This last tile will seal Dong Huo in the Cave forever. Oddly it will also release him into the room for you to fight. The last thing is that it opens two hidden doors in the room. Go into this room and collect the goodies in the chest. Unfortunately the only way to open that first chest in the previous room is to buy another skeleton key. You can then exit through the walls behind the chests and up the stairs. Continue to the top. You are now done and can leave.
There is a bit of treasure still left here however. If you'd like to collect it then return to the top and to the stairs your first took to get down into the dungeon.
To the left of the stairs you just came down will be a little gap in the fence and a row of statues beyond. Pull a statue out so you can get behind them. Then you should see two hidden doors (there are semi-circles on the floor in front) on either side of the stairs. Use the one you can reach. Now you can use the other door to come out the other side. You don't have to push out the statues here. At the end of the row will be another hidden door. Use it.
Clear the pile of rubble in this room and then inspect the hidey hole beneath it. This will open another hidden door into a dining room. Open the chest in here and then inspect the wall behind the two displaced book shelves in the corner. You'll find a room with stairs leading downward.
Go down the stairs and through the only door in the room. Around the statue you'll probably find some loot if you want it. On the far end of the room from the statue, you'll see a wall that seems to stick out pretty far into the room. Inspect it.
In the room behind the wall you'll find a bunch of standing coffins. Clear away the rubble in the room and search those coffins then "Pull Far" two lined up statues (either two is fine) to reach the two coffins beyond.