Chimera Prologue is a short main Quest released in Update 23.10 (2018-10-12), and is the first act of the Prelude to War. This short quest explores the fate of Ballas after the events of The Sacrifice, foreshadowing Natah's plan to create Amalgams.
The Man in The Wall manifests itself in the Orbiter's Personal Quarters, luring the Tenno towards the Lotus' helmet, dropped during the events of Apostasy Prologue. When the Tenno touches the helmet, they are transported to Lua, where they begin to follow The Man in The Wall. The Man in The Wall leads the Tenno through the Reservoir, and into the Chamber of the Lotus. A portal at the end of the room transports the Tenno into a Sentient chamber that seems to imprison Ballas, now malformed with Sentient growth. Cursing the Lotus for allegedly deceiving him, Ballas discreetly constructs the "Sentient Slayer" away from what he claims to be Lotus' watchful eye. The Tenno grasps the image of the legendary , learning its blueprint in the process. — The New War is coming.
The Orbiter: Personal Quarters
In the Orbiter's Personal Quarters, The Man in The Wall sits on the plinth that carries the Lotus' headgear, donning it with a sinister laughter before vanishing and returning the helmet. Approaching the headgear and touching it will transport the Tenno to Lua.
Lua: The Reservoir
After loading in, the player will be dropped onto Lua. They must follow The Man in The Wall, who continues to wear the Lotus' headgear. Three times during the chase, The Man in The Wall will trap the Tenno inside of a barrier, forcing them to fight shadow-like reflections of the Lotus.
The Tenno are lead through the Reservoir and into the Chamber of the Lotus, where they encountered the Lotus and Ballas during Apostasy Prologue. At the end of the chamber is a portal that the Tenno must enter.
The Sentient Chamber
The portal takes the Tenno to a chamber of Sentient design. In this sequence, the player will no longer have control over their character, instead using the fire button ( ) to Void Sling to certain spots indicated by a glowing light.
At the end of the chamber, the Tenno spots Ballas, now Sentient-turned, lamenting the loss of his narcissistically beautiful Orokin body and curses the Lotus for her deception. Ballas' eye suddenly glows, which he implies to be the Lotus' vision. The player must stay out of Ballas' sight by using numerous Void Dash points around the room. If he catches a glimpse of the player, a bar at the top center of the screen will decrease. If the bar empties, he will spot the player and the mission will fail.
As Ballas rambles, several metal fragments fall in place in the middle of the room. Upon realizing the presence of the "devil", the pieces come together to form a sword and Ballas instructs the player to take the "Sentient Slayer" for their upcoming war, before looking away. As the Tenno dashes and grips the sword, Ballas abruptly turns to face them and the Lotus' whisper calling for the Tenno can be heard.
Completing this quest is also a prerequisite to combating the Ropalolyst on its Assassination node: The Ropalolyst, Jupiter. An Orbiter Decoration for the Paracesis Sheath can also be bought from Cephalon Simaris for 50,000 after completing this quest.
|Tenno Awakening||Awakening • Vor's Prize • Once Awake • The Archwing • Stolen Dreams • The New Strange ( ) • Natah|
|Zariman Ten Zero||The Second Dream • The War Within • Chains of Harrow ( ) • Apostasy Prologue • The Sacrifice ( )|
|The New War||Rising Tide (Railjack) • Heart of Deimos ( ) • Prelude to War (Chimera Prologue • Erra • The Maker) • The New War ( )|
|Post-New War||Angels of the Zariman ( )|
|Howl of the Kubrow • A Man of Few Words • Hidden Messages ( ) • The Limbo Theorem ( ) • Patient Zero ( ) • The Jordas Precept ( ) • Sands of Inaros ( ) • The Silver Grove ( ) • The Glast Gambit ( ) • Octavia's Anthem ( ) • Saya's Vigil ( ) • Mask of the Revenant ( ) • Vox Solaris ( ) • The Deadlock Protocol ( ) • Call of the Tempestarii ( ) • The Waverider ( )|
|Story and History|