What are all the purple sigils on floors?

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What are all the purple sigils on floors?

Post by CaptainPatch » September 20th, 2018, 1:37 am

Even in Tutorial mode, there's no tooltips or anything to hint at what they are for or how you are supposed to use them. I suspect they are important, but I haven't the slightest idea what that might be.
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Re: What are all the purple sigils on floors?

Post by Lord of Riva » September 20th, 2018, 1:48 am

youll get a song for them later on

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Re: What are all the purple sigils on floors?

Post by CaptainPatch » September 20th, 2018, 9:15 am

How do I activate/use them?
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Re: What are all the purple sigils on floors?

Post by rmcoen » September 20th, 2018, 9:23 am

Stand on them, sing the associated song.


What I want to know is what the green chalk "M"s are in UnderBrae...

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Re: What are all the purple sigils on floors?

Post by Lord of Riva » September 20th, 2018, 9:45 am

rmcoen wrote:
September 20th, 2018, 9:23 am
Stand on them, sing the associated song.


What I want to know is what the green chalk "M"s are in UnderBrae...
no clue thus far and im done with the Forest.

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Re: What are all the purple sigils on floors?

Post by Lord of Riva » September 20th, 2018, 12:08 pm

rmcoen wrote:
September 20th, 2018, 9:23 am
Stand on them, sing the associated song.


What I want to know is what the green chalk "M"s are in UnderBrae...
I fiddled around with this, it turns out that near every Green rune there is a switch.There is also a Door with those symbols near Mangars tower.

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Re: What are all the purple sigils on floors?

Post by CaptainPatch » September 20th, 2018, 3:38 pm

rmcoen wrote:
September 20th, 2018, 9:23 am
What I want to know is what the green chalk "M"s are in UnderBrae...
It is a rune (which I have no idea what significance it may have). You will find different runes scattered all over the Undercity. As someone mentions up-thread, the gate to Mangar's Tower has an arch of about 8 different rune's in red around it. (I think it has something to do with the 8 keyholes on the door.)

[CORRECTION -- those runes are above a different gate for another fortress. I've figured out that the several runes correspond to the green runes you find scattered about the Undercity with hidden Activation switches somewhere nearby. When you Activate each of the switches, the red runes above the gate turn green. I'm guessing that when all of them are green, the gate will open.]

I'm guessing that there are more than the 5 tunes I currently have, because I've tried playing all 5 of the ones I have on a number of different sigils, but nothing happened.

Does it matter which way you are facing when playing the correct tune? In which case I may have triggered something sometimes, but I just happened to be facing in the wrong direct.

Anybody care to compile a list of which sigils require which tunes?
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Re: What are all the purple sigils on floors?

Post by Lord of Riva » September 21st, 2018, 3:08 am

Not all tunes have sigils. i have 7 Tunes now.


Dont read below if you do not want to get spoiled the Spoiler tags dont seem to be working:



























The two i have have the following effects:
one that lets me speak with skeletons on the floor
one that makes the vines you can find dissapear

I also found all runes in Skara Brae to open the Gate behind it you find:
A Unique Weapon with good stats (Purple Rarity) for Rogues Bards or Fighters (although with spellpoints attached) that deals Bonus damage to Undead and has a unique skill attached

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Re: What are all the purple sigils on floors?

Post by Depili » September 21st, 2018, 2:23 pm

Lord of Riva wrote:
September 21st, 2018, 3:08 am
Not all tunes have sigils. i have 7 Tunes now.


Dont read below if you do not want to get spoiled the Spoiler tags dont seem to be working:



























The two i have have the following effects:
one that lets me speak with skeletons on the floor
one that makes the vines you can find dissapear

I also found all runes in Skara Brae to open the Gate behind it you find:
A Unique Weapon with good stats (Purple Rarity) for Rogues Bards or Fighters (although with spellpoints attached) that deals Bonus damage to Undead and has a unique skill attached
I have all but two of the runes, the "F" and the "x", I know the location of F but for the life of me can't find the button, and no idea where X is... currently can't access the thing behind the priest that requires 3 cogs and the supply closet, other than that I think I have been to everywhere on that map.

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Re: What are all the purple sigils on floors?

Post by CaptainPatch » September 21st, 2018, 2:49 pm

Depili wrote:
September 21st, 2018, 2:23 pm
I have all but two of the runes, the "F" and the "x", I know the location of F but for the life of me can't find the button, and no idea where X is... currently can't access the thing behind the priest that requires 3 cogs and the supply closet, other than that I think I have been to everywhere on that map.
The X can be found near the open area where you encountered the guy with a dagger in his eye. There are some ruins to the left (as you first approach the area), opposite the fortress walls. Go in, turn right, go to the end and turn around. The X is at the top of a doorway arch.

For the life of me, I couldn't find the switch stone anywhere ... and I checked pretty much everywhere, clear across to the fortress walls.
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Re: What are all the purple sigils on floors?

Post by Krule » September 21st, 2018, 8:02 pm

For the X, the button is on the ground, face the x, then turn around 180 degrees, go to the corner and look at the stones on the ground.

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Re: What are all the purple sigils on floors?

Post by Lord of Riva » September 22nd, 2018, 12:50 am

The F you can find behind this wall you have to destroy with Gaufrens Hammer:

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its near one of the save stones, the emporium and exactly opposite of the vines in the underground.

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Re: What are all the purple sigils on floors?

Post by CaptainPatch » September 22nd, 2018, 5:16 am

Lord of Riva wrote:
September 22nd, 2018, 12:50 am
The F you can find behind this wall you have to destroy with Gaufrens Hammer:

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its near one of the save stones, the emporium and exactly opposite of the vines in the underground.
I went through that broken wall section. It opens into a street with a half-dozen paladins. But no F rune.

OTOH....
At the nearby plaza with the market cross (where you had to kill a lone ogre).... Facing the cross looking North. To the NE there's an archway. To the right of that archway there's a building with a double door where the right door has a large hole in it. The right-hand corner of the building is broken out. If you look through either hole, you will see the F on the left-hand wall. [I haven't gotten to it yet because I think it's on a street with a bunch of paladins -- and I'm not tough enough to take them on yet.]
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Re: What are all the purple sigils on floors?

Post by CaptainPatch » September 22nd, 2018, 9:34 pm

So I finally cleared out the street where the F rune is. Now I can access that building on two sides -- but I cannot locate the Activation switch. Nor does it seem like any of the building's wall are affected by the Hammer tune, so I can't get _inside_ that building.
I also can't seem to locate the + rune or the Iota (a capital I with a circle in the center overlaying) rune. [I wouldn't be surprised that if I ever find them, I also would not be able to locate their switches either.]
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Re: What are all the purple sigils on floors?

Post by Depili » September 23rd, 2018, 12:32 am

The F switch is on the side of that "hidden" street behind the breakable wall, one building over from the the F IIRC. Was a pain to find.

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Re: What are all the purple sigils on floors?

Post by CaptainPatch » September 23rd, 2018, 9:43 am

Depili wrote:
September 23rd, 2018, 12:32 am
The F switch is on the side of that "hidden" street behind the breakable wall, one building over from the the F IIRC. Was a pain to find.
I'm not finding it.

I can't say that I'm finding the F in the same place you are describing. The hole in the wall I have found is directly behind the Emporium (with the vendor standing in the street) directly opposite the thorn vine barrier. To get to the building with the F I have to go through the hole, jog right jog left, up the ramp, down the ramp, jog right jog left, and the building with the F is second wall section from the last right-hand corner.
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Re: What are all the purple sigils on floors?

Post by CaptainPatch » September 24th, 2018, 12:50 am

Just noticed something peculiar about the glyphs. The F glyph (in a building located between the large Market Cross square and the hidden street accessed through a weak wall behind the Emporium) is painted on the wall backwards. (mirror image)

Still looking for the Iota glyph (Capital I with a small o in the middle.)
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Re: What are all the purple sigils on floors?

Post by mathiasr » October 3rd, 2018, 4:13 am

CaptainPatch wrote:
September 24th, 2018, 12:50 am
Still looking for the Iota glyph (Capital I with a small o in the middle.)
I'm also having trouble finding that one. It might be behind the area that's protected by "thorny vines", slightly northwest of Roscoe, which I haven't been able to enter (I'm guessing this is a song you get later).

Has anyone found the Iota glyph?

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Re: What are all the purple sigils on floors?

Post by CaptainPatch » October 3rd, 2018, 4:30 pm

If I recall correctly, that one, the I with the diamond in the center (which turns out to be Greek letter phi rather than iota), was at the West end of the Blue Highway. (The East-West street at the top of the map.) You have to fight a bunch of paladins to get to it though.

You may be right about it being on the other side of the thorn barrier. But I don't remember there being any glyphs there. (That would be kind of close to the backward-F glyph.)

Ah, ah! Just remembered. The phi-glyph is locked away with a different bunch of paladins. (LOTS of them, in two or three batches.) You have to go through a gear puzzle door to get to them, on a North-South street on the west-ish side of the map. You will wind around in that enclosed area. The building in question is the very last building in that enclosed area.
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Re: What are all the purple sigils on floors?

Post by mathiasr » October 6th, 2018, 5:06 am

I found it! It WAS inside the small area behind the vines.

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