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Mission:The Shining Stars - A New Day Dawning: The Lion's Den

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The Lion's Den


I can't believe this. These arrows you found next to the Arachnos costumes bear the logo of the Sinclair family crest. Sinclair as in Justin Sinclair. Also known as Manticore. This can only mean that Manticore has been kidnapped by Arachnos!

We have to save him!

  • I'll save Manticore!

I know where the guy lives. I'll take you to his mansion. You're going to need to find and rescue him!

In the meantime, I'll try to contact the Freedom Phalanx, the group he's part of. Good luck, Character.

Unnecessary Solicitation

Look, kid, if Manticore's in trouble this is big. But we can't waste another minute! We need to get to him now or who knows what will happen to him?

Mission Objective(s)


There doesn't seem to be any sign of damage to his house, which is odd. You can investigate that later, though. For now, find Manticore and rescue him!

  • Rescue Manticore!
    • Board Transit
    • Find where Manticore is being held!
    • Look for a secret passage in Manticore's mansion
    • Defeat the enemies in the council chamber!
    • Catch up to the agents holding Manticore
    • Free Manticore!
    • Talk to Manticore

Manticore has been behind this the whole time!


V badge ArachnosBadge.png Arachnos

Notable NPCs


So... You managed to get here even before my guys reported back to me.

  • Your guys? The Arachnos agents?

Yes, the Arachnos agents. Is there something wrong with me controlling Arachnos agents?

  • Well... yes, I'm afraid there is.

Good answer. Then I guess it's a good thing they're not working for Arachnos. Or ever have.

They're all friends of mine posing as agents. In other words, they're on our team.

  • But why would --

Why would they dress up like Arachnos agents? To see if your ragtag band of friends really has what it takes to be crimefighters. And I'll say... I'm impressed.

I've set everything up from the moment you joined them. I had to see what you would do, all the way at the very end when you were promised riches and the like. Let's just say that if I had a chocolate factory, I would be handing it over right about now.

  • I'm not following...

What I'm getting at is that I'm going to sponsor your team of heroes. From here on you're not going to be hanging around inside some old abandoned lab. You're going to get a better base, better support, and the best thing? You get to have me breathing over your shoulders the whole time. This job isn't easy, but I think you all can do it. From here on, count me as one of your members. Now go tell your friends.

  • Alright then! I'll do just that.


Upon completing the mission, you are awarded the Shining Star Badge

File:Badge OGTH1.png Shining Star

You and your friends have proven your worth to Manticore, and gained a high-profile benefactor.


You're kidding... Manticore was behind all of this? And it was because he was testing us? That has to be the craziest thing I've heard all day.

Hold on... I'm getting a message from Proton...

Wow, kiddo. This is for real. Looks like Manticore has given us a new base - in Kings Row!