Hidden Messages is an optional lore Quest introduced in Update 14.0 revolving around the lost warframe design, Mirage, as players attempt to decipher the meaning behind a series of cryptic poems discovered from an ancient Orokin artifact. Completing this quest will provide the parts necessary to construct the Mirage Warframe. The Quest can be obtained through the Sedna Junction from Pluto.
“You're not supposed to be in here! You're going to ruin the surprise!”The following section contains spoilers. Please finish the quest before proceeding.
In order to unlock this quest, the player must complete the Pluto/Sedna Junction. Upon completion, the player will be awarded with the Hidden Messages Quest.
Go to the Quest section of the Codex, select the quest, then click "Begin Quest" to start.
Riddle One: Olympus, Mars
Upon starting the quest, Ordis finds out that there are hidden transcriptions in the item you have just crafted. He will begin to recite the transcribed riddle along with his opinion on it. The riddle can be viewed again in the inbox.
The answer to this riddle is Mount Olympus, which is known better in-game as Olympus, Mars. In Greek mythology, Mount Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece, was considered as the only place where the land scrapes the sky – At the same time, Mount Olympus is known as the home of the twelve Olympian gods of the ancient Greek world. Olympus Mons, which is located on Mars in real life, is also the tallest mountain in the solar system.
Olympus is an Extermination mission using the Infested Ship tileset, with Infested enemies around level 30. Completing this mission will award Mirage Neuroptics blueprint, which the player must craft in order to continue the quest.
During the mission, the Lotus will send cryptic transmissions to the Tenno, which uncover clues to the War of the Sentients. The first transmission is received at the start of the mission
A little farther into the Extermination mission, once at a quarter of the enemies have been taken down, the Lotus will follow up with a second transmission
It is apparent that the Lotus is seeing flashbacks from the War of the Sentients, an event first mentioned in the Excalibur/Excalibur Prime codex entries.
Finally, once all Infested have been exterminated and the Tenno make their way to extraction, the Lotus will leave the Tenno with this message.
This transmission tells the Tenno that, whomever fought the Sentients at the time, went against the Lotus' warnings and continued combating the threat. It seems that, despite her disadvantageous situation, she put up a very valiant effort.
With this, the Tenno will be awarded the Mirage Neuroptics Blueprint.
Riddle Two: Calypso, Saturn
Upon completing the Mirage Neuroptics, Ordis finds out that there is another hidden transcription on the helmet. He will begin to recite the transcribed riddle again, along with his opinion on it. The riddle can be viewed again in the inbox.
The answer to this riddle is Calypso, Saturn. In Greek Mythology, Calypso was a nymph who is popularly remembered for her role in Homer's epic poem, Odyssey. It is said that Calypso enchanted her singing to trap the fabled Greek hero Odysseus in her island and make him her immortal husband – Forcing Odysseus to be separated from his wife, Penelope.
Calypso is a 15-minute Survival mission set in an Infested Ship with their level ranging from 25-35. Completing this mission will award the Mirage systems blueprint, which the player must craft in order to continue the quest. During the mission, The Lotus recovers more of Mirage's void imprint, further describing Mirage's slow death.
Riddle Three: Charybdis, Sedna
As expected, upon crafting the Mirage systems, there is another hidden transcription on the systems. Ordis recites the transcribed riddle again, along with his comment on it. The riddle can be viewed again in the inbox.
Charybdis, Sedna is the answer. In Greek mythology, Charybdis was a sea monster, later rationalized as a whirlpool and considered a shipping hazard in Strait of Messina. It is said that three times a day, Charybdis swallowed a huge amount of water, before belching it back out again, creating large whirlpools capable of dragging a ship or even a galleon underwater.
The Tenno deploys back to Charybdis, Sedna to do a Hive Sabotage mission set in an Infested Ship, levels ranging from 30-40 while the Lotus continues to recover more imprints. As the Tenno destroys the first hive, the Lotus received more of Mirage's imprints from the ship, only to find out that she is dying from her valiant effort.
Upon destroying the hives, the Lotus had managed to recover the very last blueprint of the now-extinct Warframe.
Upon completing the mission and returning to your ship, you will be rewarded the Mirage chassis blueprint. The Lotus will immediately order you to forge the Mirage Warframe.
After the chassis is built, you can obtain the Mirage Blueprint from the Market, while at the same time completing the quest.
- Remember, however, that you can only do this quest once! If you sell your Mirage Warframe after completion of this quest, the only ways to reacquire her is with Platinum through the Market, by acquiring her Prime variant, or buying her component blueprints for 50,000 Standing each from Cephalon Simaris.
- If the blueprints are rushed using Platinum, the game may not recognize the components as completed, and will not proceed to the next mission. Relogging can solve this – if you have another quest switch to it and then switch back and it will update the quest.
- If the quest blueprint was acquired before Update 21, the blueprint has to be crafted to be able to start the quest.
- With Update 22 the quest blueprint and its requirement have been entirely removed. Any player who was required to craft it can now simply start it from the codex.
- If the quest was finished before the update "Specters of the Rail" , the player can choose to go to Sedna Junction and acquire the Blueprint again. After being crafted again, the player can start the mission and play the first part of it. After the player finishes the mission, they will not be awarded the Mirage Neuroptics Blueprint, thus rendering the quest impossible to be finished.
|Main Quests||Vor's Prize • Once Awake • The Archwing • Stolen Dreams • The New Strange ( Chroma) • Natah • The Second Dream • The War Within • Chains of Harrow ( Harrow) • Apostasy Prologue • The Sacrifice ( Excalibur Umbra) • Chimera Prologue • Erra • The New War|
|Side Quests||Howl of the Kubrow • A Man of Few Words • Rising Tide|
|Warframe Quests||Hidden Messages ( Mirage) • The Limbo Theorem ( Limbo) • Patient Zero ( Mesa) • The Jordas Precept ( Atlas) • Sands of Inaros ( Inaros) • The Silver Grove ( Titania) • The Glast Gambit ( Nidus) • Octavia's Anthem ( Octavia) • Saya's Vigil ( Gara) • Mask of the Revenant ( Revenant) • Vox Solaris ( Garuda)|
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