Operative Renault Strike Force
This article is a stub. You can help the Paragon Wiki by expanding it.
Level Range: 25 - 30
Notes: Requires ? people
Zone: Sharkhead Isle
Location: Port Recluse neighborhood
Primary Enemy: Crey
Name: The Temple of the Waters
Badge: Leviathan Badge
Description: You have fought and defeated the awakened Eye of the Leviathan in the Temple of the Waters deep beneath Sharkhead Isle.
The Strike Force was called by Operative Renault on Sharkhead Isle on behalf of Barracuda and the great Captain Mako. The goal was none other than the Eye of the Leviathan, a monstrous eye made of living coral which was said to possess great power. Mako wanted the power for himself, and was willing to grant some of its power to those who could bring it to him. The Eye was rumored to be hidden away in the legendary Temple of the Waters. Barracuda was following up on this lead when she failed to make the meeting with the Strike Force.
Following the coordinates to a cave where she was last seen, it was found that Longbow was attempting to prevent her from finding the Temple of the Waters. After fighting your way to Barracuda you made your way to an ancient obelisk, only to find it was magically inert, drained of power long ago. In an effort to throw Longbow off of Barracuda's trail, your Strike Force made an attack upon Agincourt while Barracuda escaped.
Operative Renault sent you to investigate another lead to the Temple of the Waters. The Legacy Chain had acquired a magical artifact known as the coral key, reputed to have a link to the Temple. Attacking the warehouse where the Legacy Chain planned to ship it to the mainland, you interrogated their lorekeepers, only to find they had already been attacked by an Arachnos force led by Fortunatas from Fort Cerberus. Operative Renault granted your Strike Force leave to raid Fort Cerberus in order to secure the key, but disavowed all knowledge of the attack. During the assault you encountered Fortunatas who mentioned how the coral key was one of Ghost Widow's new treasures. After defeating a sudden ambush by Coralax Hybrids you managed to escape with the coral key.
Operative Renault felt Longbow was far too interested in your Strike Force activities, and so sent you to derail Longbow's plans. After interrogating Longbow agents at Agincourt you discovered Operation Frozen Ocean, a task force set up to monitor Barracuda's activities in the Rogue Idles and counter any subsequent threats she may raise. Assaulting the Longbow base itself at Agincourt, you found the hero leading Operation Frozen Ocean, a hero by the name of Shockstorm. Interrogating Shockstorm further revealed that the operation was initiated to prevent Captain Mako from gaining further power from the Temple of the Waters. What's more, it was discovered Longbow learned of Captain Mako's designs upon the Temple by none other than Scirocco's right-hand agent, Ice Mistral!
At this point, Operative Renault related Ghost Widow had discovered the reaid on Fort Cerberus and was intent on wreaking vengeance on those who stole the coral key! Fortunately, a Fortunata was willing to speak to Ghost Widow on your behalf. Speaking with Kalinda on Mercy Island, she related how reparations had to be made. Travelling to Paragon City, you raided a graveyard overrun by Banished Pantheon in order to retrieve an artifact known as the death rattle from a powerful totem spirit named Gharbu. After bringing the death rattle to Kalinda, she related the item would be enough to sooth Ghost Widow's anger.
Before raiding the temple itself, Operative Renault informed you Barracuda had procured weapons to fight the temple guardians and needed them picked up from a cargo ship at Port Recluse. You encountered some Family intent on payment for the weapons, but after dealing with them found a crate containing only a single SMG. Barracuda and her Arachnos guard ambushed you, attempting to eliminate you so she could seize the power of the Leviathan for herself! Operative Renault was displeased with Barracuda's actions and contacted Captain Mako for further instruction.
Operative Renault informed you that Captain Mako would deal with Barracuda's treachery, and instructed you at last to enter the Temple of the Waters. Inside, you fought many temple guardians and the Calystix the Shaper, the leader of the temple, while also dealing with the temple defenses. After defeating Calystix, you fought the mystic Eye of the Leviathan as the temple guardians and defenses redoubled their efforts. After a hard-fought battle, you finally managed to secure a piece of the Eye of the Leviathan for Captain Mako.
Operative Renault was very pleased with your success, and made good on his word to reward you for your efforts. In addition to a hansome payment, you received a powerful Coral Hammer to help you in your efforts to become an even more powerful villain in the Rogue Isles.
Operative Renault sells no items during the Strike Force, and none of a character's other contacts will be available. All inspirations must be either procured before the Strike Force begins, obtained by defeating enemies, or traded from another player for the duration of the Strike Force.
Form Strike Force
The Temple of the Waters is an elusive place where a great treasure lies, the Eye of the Leviathan! This great eye is made of living coral and is reputed to possess powers of an ancient sea goddess. Captain Mako has tasked us with bringing him a piece of the eye so he may reap its power. If you are successful, you too shall share in the reward!
Note that you undertake this mission on behalf of Captain Mako. There are other leaders in Arachnos who seek to undermine Mako's influence, and thus you may come into direct conflict with Arachnos troops who do not serve him. Unless vetoed by another Arachnos leader, your Strike Force is hereby given carte blanche to do as you will in order to achieve Mako's goal.
First order of business: Barracuda was supposed to meet with you herself, but she's late and we're suspecting she ran into some trouble. Here are the coordinates of a cave network where she was following up on a lead to the location of the Temple. Head over to the caves and find Barracuda!
Arachnos intelligence suspects there may be some hero faction who have been shadowing Barracuda. They are to be dealt with appropriately.
- Find Barracuda
- Lead Barracuda to portal
This mystic portal seems inert, and yields no clue to the location of the Temple of the Waters.
Barracuda disappears into the shadows as you turn your eyes towards the Longbow forces marshalled at Agincourt.
- Cause distraction for Barracuda
- Defeat 20 Longbow
I've received word from Barracuda about your success. Looks like Longbow wants to prevent us from succeeding in our goal. Too bad for them.
Find info on coral key
Barracuda managed to escape the Longbow agents sent to stop her from finding the Temple of the Waters. However, she needs to lie low for a while since the heroes seem intent on capturing her. The task lies with the Strike Force to follow up on the remaining clues which may lead us to the Temple of the Waters.
The Legacy Chain is a group of mystics who have been collecting magical artifacts in order to safeguard them from dangerous and ambitious villains. One of their recent acquisitions was a coral key, an item which may lead us to the Temple of the Waters. The Legacy Chain has set up a warehouse on Sharkhead to store these artifacts until they can smuggle them off the Rogue Isles. Head into the Legacy Chain hideout and search for info on the coral key.
The Legacy Chain has taken extreme measures to prevent villains from stealing these treasures. Watch out for traps they may have set to discourage intruders.
- Find info on coral key
- Interrogate Tellus Lorekeeper
This is a weathered scroll which relates: '...and the great goddess Hequat heard our supplication, transmogrifying the Beast into the sea-rock...'
You interrogate the Tellus Lorekeeper. He relates how the coral key is meant to act as a compass, showing the possessor the path to the Temple of the Waters. Unfortunately, an Arachnos assault force led by Fortunatas from Fort Cerberus recently attacked the warehouse and confiscated the key!
Operative Renault authorizes an assault by the Strike Force on Fort Cerberus to steal the coral key! He will of course disavow all knowledge of the assault.
- Steal coral key from Fort Cerberus
- Defeat ambushers to escape
You have secured the coral key? Excellent! If what the Legacy Chain lorekeepers say is true, it should lead us right to the Temple of the Waters!
Your efficiency impresses me. Excellent work!
Disrupt Longbow Operations
You've done an excellent job securing the coral key which should lead us to the Temple of the Waters. However, this constant interference by Longbow is becoming troublesome and annoying. We need to find who is spearheading these operations against us and put them out of commission! Disrupt Longbow investigations into Barracuda!
Once we put the Longbow agents responsible out of commission we can carry out our task without further interference!
- Interrogate Longbow on Nerva
- Defeat 10 Longbow
- Find longbow leader on Nerva
- Defeat 10 Longbow
- Defeat Shockstorm
The Longbow agents who were attacking you are part of 'Operation Frozen Ocean,' a task force set up to watch Barracuda's activities in the Rogue Isles and counter any major threats. It is lead by a Longbow hero known as Shockstorm based out of Agincourt. Operation Frozen Ocean was Longbow's attempt to prevent Captain Mako from acquiring any special power which might be found in the Temple of the Waters. They were tipped off about Barracuda's activities by Ice Mistral!
That should send 'Operation Frozen Ocean' back for a while!
I've informed Captain Mako of your progress, and he is pleased.
Appease Ghost Widow
We have a bit of a problem. Apparently, the coral key was on its way to Ghost Widow, and she was not pleased to find it missing. Your team was identified as the perpetrators of the assault, and she will stop at nothing to punish those responsible.
Fortunately, one of her Fortunatas may be willing to speak to her on your behalf, but there will be a price. If it'll keep Ghost Widow from enacting vengeance it'll be worth whatever price she asks.
Report back once you have appeased Ghost Widow. You'll get final orders from Barracuda when you return.
- Speak with Kalinda
I've seen you claw your way up from the mess of Darwin's Landing in an effort to prove yourself as one of Lord Recluse's destined ones. Certain things are forgiven for you, but stealing from one of Lord Recluse's own faction leaders is not one of them, even at the behest of another one. Because you are one of Lord Recluse's chosen I have spoken to Ghost Widow on your behalf. Ghost Widow seeks reparations for your blatant theft. This is non-negotiable: if you seek to gain access to the mystic portal you will need to perform a task for Ghost Widow.
There is a group known as the Banished Pantheon, a mystical group whose shamans feed upon death and suffering. There is a leader of the Banished Pantheon known as Gharbu who lairs in Paragon City. He possesses a magical artifact called the death rattle which Ghost Widow believes would be a worthy replacement for the coral key. Retrieve it for her and she will allow you to use Technician Naylor's portal.
An Arachnos flyer will deliver you to the graveyard in Paragon City. Go now!
- Steal death rattle
- Defeat Gharbu and minions
This is a primitive-looking rattle with a bone handle and a shrunken skull filled with knucklebones. It is adorned with feathers and covered in dried blood.
- Deliver death rattle to Kalinda
Ah, the death rattle. Ghost Widow's anger will subside now that she has this.
Go now, and do not cross Ghost Widow again!
So Ghost Widow is appeased? Good. Interference from Longbow is one thing, but direct opposition from another of the faction leaders is quite another. Even Captain Mako is careful not to cross Ghost Widow if he can help it.
Looks like everything is set for the raid on the Temple of the Waters. You have secured the coral key, put Longbow in its place, and have gained access to the portal. The power held in the Eye of the Leviathan will soon be ours!
The temple itself is rumored to have powerful guardians. Barracuda has been gathering weapons to use against the guardians, and wants you to arm up before entering the portal. Head over to the warehouse and retrieve the weapons.
Barracuda procured the weapons from Family arms smugglers who are expecting payment. Barracuda wants these loose ends eliminated if you run across any of them.
- Retrieve weapons
- Search 5 crates
- Defeat all ambushers
Inside one of the crates in this mission is the Stolen SMG temporary power.
| Stolen SMG Ranged, -Defense|
This is a sub-machine gun stolen from a create that was part of an arms shipment. You may fire 10 bursts from the SMG before it is exhausted.
Barracuda attacked you? Hrm, most treacherous of her, and foolish—it's unlikely she could have secured the power for the Eye by herself.
I will have to consult with Captain Mako on how to proceed from here.
Raid the Temple of the Waters
The incident with Barracuda was unfortunate. Assuming Barracuda survives the altercation, Captain Mako will have words with her. In the meantime, the Strike Force must complete the mission. Enter the Temple of the Waters and retrieve part of the Eye of the Leviathan!
This is the moment we've been waiting for. Find the Eye of the Leviathan!
- Steal the Eye of the Leviathan
Calystix the Shaper: Beware, my children! There are those who seek the power of the temple! By the Leviathan's Eye, they shall suffer a horrible fate!
Excellent work, Strike Force! This piece of the Eye of the Leviathan should serve Captain Make's needs nicely. You are dismissed!
Upon successful completion of this mission, a villain will earn the Coral Hammer temporary power.
You have fought and defeated the awakened Eye of the Leviathan in the Temple of the Waters deep beneath Sharkhead Isle.