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Mission:Common - Investigate the lost city of Oranbega

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Investigate the lost city of Oranbega


I have a mission for you, but there's a bit of history you should know first. I'm sure that you've tangled with the society of mystics called the Circle of Thorns before, but they have been a plague on this for many, many years. The Circle's origins, as far as we know, date back to it's founding by the nefarious Baron Zoria in the 1920's. One of their goals back then was to find the fabled lost city of Oranbega, the 'El Dorado of the east coast'. There were rumors that they found it years ago beneath Paragon City, and have been using it as a base. I need you to investigate the rumors about Oranbega. The Circle are certain to sense you coming, you'll have 1 hour at most before they find a way to stop you.

Mission Acceptance

I've been investigating a possible entrance to Oranbega's outer reaches. The location seems to be a magical laboratory of sorts. It's inner reaches are guarded by wards of protection, so you'll need to disrupt the Circle's enchantments to complete your mission. Once you're there you'll need to recover any artifacts you find and defeat Karn, the head researcher.

Unnecessary Solicitation

I need you to destroy that magic lab in Oranbega.

Mission Objective(s)

You have made your way through twisting tunnels and past magical wards. You have entered Oranbega, lost city of the Circle of Thorns.

  • Defeat Domi and his coven - 60 minutes
    • 4 artifacts left, 2 wards to break

The lab is destroyed, and the artifacts recovered.

Warding Altar

Badge villain cot.png Circle of Thorns

Notable NPCs

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The first broken ward
By destroying the Circle's altar, you have eliminated the first of their magical wards.
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The last broken ward
By destroying the Circle's alter, you have eliminated the last of their magical wards.
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Unknown Runes
You copied these mystic runes from an obelisk in the depths of Oranbega. Even these etchings hold a strange power.
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Cracked Thorn Blades
You gathered these weapons in the depths of Oranbega. They appear to be Thorn blades, the demonic swords wielded by several ranks of the Circle of Thorns. These blades are dull and cracked, as if they've been left untended for a long time.
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Testament of Ermeeth
Words in an unknown language describe the strange tale told by the pictures on this scroll. It shows a radiant being teaching people, fighting with other radiant beings, and finally leading a great exodus of people as they walk along the bottom of the sea.
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Research Notes
These notes detail arcane research in a language that you've never seen before. Copious hand drawn diagrams accompany the text, and the dark things they indicate bode ill for the text's actual meaning.
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Black Sand
The bottle of what seems like black volcanic sand has an eerie dark glow around it when held in the light. It's handwritten label is written in English with the words:

'Sands of Mu


  • The name of the enemy boss varies, and can vary within the same mission. Possibilities include Domi, Karn, Darsis, and Laramis.
  • Despite the fact that the mission suppossedly takes place in the lost city of Oranbega, the place is actually a regular blue cave. This is probably due to a bug, or is perhaps a customized map still to be done.

Temporary Power:

Clicking on the Urn glowie gives the Sands of Mu temporary power.

Temporary SandsOfMu.png Sands of Mu Melee (Cone), High Damage over time (50% Smashing/50% Negative), Foe -Accuracy
You recovered this strange black sand from the Circle of Thorns hideout. While carrying it, you have the ability to deal a flurry of punches charged with the Negative Energy of the Netherworld. The sands must be returned to the MAGI vault within 24 hours


I will make certain that all of the objects you found go to the proper people for study. Your efforts have proven that the Circle now inhabits the lost city of Oranbega. Who would have imagined it? A lost city beneath our feet. Perhaps Baron Zoria himself still rules that forgotten ruin.