Hidden Abode Information
The Hidden Abode is an optional side area that can be found in the Middle City of Alushinyrra. Completing this area unlocks the Abyssal Conspiracy achievement and rewards the following notable items: Headband of Subjugator, Tome of Leadership and Influence +2, Nemarius's Burning Brand, and Calming Warden.
Unlocking this area is a multistep process. You must find a Thanatonic Titan's Minor Rune, fully upgrade it, and then place it in a wall slot to open a portal to the conspirators and then defeat them.
Finding the Thanatonic Rune
Demodand Mob Leader Location
Upgrading the Rune to a Thanatonic Titan's Enchanted Rune
Next, you must take the rune to the Lower City. In the wall of one building is a slot that the rune can be placed in. You must succeed at a difficult Lore (Religion) check before you can place the rune inside. Note that if you fail the check, you will not get another chance and you cannot complete this optional side area. Once you have placed the rune inside the slot and begun charging it, you will be attacked by several waves of demons. Prepare accordingly. Once you have defeated the demons, loot your upgraded rune.
Lower City Rune Upgrade Location
Upgrading the Rune to a Thanatonic Titan's Great Rune
You must upgrade the rune again. This time, in the Middle City. Like before, you must succeed at a difficult Lore (Religion) check and charge the rune in a wall slot. You will be attacked again once you have placed the rune into the slot. Once you have defeated the demons, loot your upgraded rune.
Middle City Rune Upgrade Location
Upgrading the Rune to a Thanatonic Titan's True Rune
You must upgrade the rune one last time, in the Upper City. Like before, there is a difficult Lore (Religion) check and a wall slot locked behind it. Once you have begun charging your rune for the last time you will be attacked by several waves of demons again. This fight is more difficult than the previous two. After you have defeated your attackers, claim your True Rune.
Upper City Rune Upgrade Location
Opening the Portal to the Hidden Abode
With your True Rune, return to the Middle City. Near the Harem of Ardent Dreams you'll find one last wall slot to place your rune in. This one is also locked behind a difficult Lore (Religion) check. Unlike before, you will not be attacked. Instead, when you place the rune inside a portal will open in front of you. This portal leads to the Hidden Abode. Inside is an extremely difficult fight against a large number of demons that attack you in a tight hallway. Some demon archers will attack you from a high ground area inaccessible to ground units.
Middle City Portal Location
Once you have defeated the conspirators, you will unlock the Abyssal Conspiracy achievement and be able to loot a Headband of Subjugator, Tome of Leadership and Influence +2, Nemarius's Burning Brand, and Calming Warden.
Portal to the Hidden Abode
Hidden Abode Notes & Tips
- This unlocks Abyssal Conspiracy achievement.