The Secret World’s hidden lore

In lieu of thinky content – and I do have a few thoughts I’ve been slowly baking into a post coming soon – I thought I’d post a few videos I uploaded to Youtube ten days ago.

I’ve been immersing myself in The Secret World, Funcom’s latest MMO, of late. It’s really pushing my buttons, and has quite an intricate background story hinted at both through the quests and through little snippets of story – lore objects – scattered throughout the world. These lore objects unlock explanatory information in your character’s Lore journal, slowly filling in the various stories of the people and places you’re encountering.

Most of the lore objects are in out-of-the-way locations but they’re fairly easy to find provided you’re methodical about exploring. A few in each zone, on the other hand, seem to have been placed purely to encourage people to tear their hair out in frustration.

Thus, I’ve made a few videos showing how to find these mysterious lore objects, and how to get to them once you’ve found them. These videos cover the hard-to-find and hard-to-get-to lore objects in New York, Seoul and London, the three factional hubs — all the other lore objects for these zones are (relatively) straightforward, but these were stumpers.

New York

Illuminati Lore Entry 6 & Illuminati Lore Entry 13


Dragon Lore Entry 12

Dragon Lore Entry 8 & Dragon Lore Entry 13


Templar Lore Entry 4

There we go – hope those prove useful! For HD resolution, watch ’em on Youtube. Tangentially, the music in each video is written by Harmony Steel, an old friend of mine who kindly shares her music under a Creative Commons license. She writes great music, so do go and check it out.

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One Response to “The Secret World’s hidden lore”

  1. July 26, 2012 at 13:06 #

    I’m rather enjoying some of the things that TSW does differently. The NPC conversations are a refreshing change too – Sticking around to have a chat with the Stationmaster in Agartha put a smile on my face.

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