Petra Venj has some interesting bounties this week, and you’ll be able to make an offering to the Queen in exchange for some powerful loot.
The curse is starting to affect The Dreaming City again, so it’s time to pay Petra Venj a visit to pick up the Gateway Between Worlds pursuit and seek out the Corsair.
You’ll be rewarded with an Offering to the Oracle which will provide you with some good loot. Typically, Mara Sov doesn’t appear unless the curse is in full effect, but you’re often treated to some unique dialogue each time.
Completing Corsair Down will contribute to the Secret Secrets bounty, as well as finding chests while Ascendant or finding the hidden cats in the Dreaming City.
Completing the Oracle Engine offering
This quest begins by completing the weekly pursuit called Gateway Between Worlds from Petra Venj. You’ll also want to pick up a weekly bounty called Audience with the Queen, which requires you to bring an offering to the Oracle Engine. They go hand in hand so it’s important to pick up both.
In order to complete the pursuit, you must complete a few Blind Well runs; you must fill the bar up to 100 percent and with Tier one offering 10 percent completion, Tier two 20 percent and Tier three 30 percent; you can do the maths to figure out how many runs you’ll have to do to achieve this.
Once you’ve done this you’ll receive the Offering to the Oracle consumable. Head over to the observatory where you finished up The Dreaming City campaign mission and go up a level to the glowing Oracle Engine stone.
After interacting with it, you should be treated to some unique dialogue or a portal may appear taking you to Mara Sov. Previous audiences have shown Uldren becoming a Guardian, and that heated argument between Mara and your Ghost.
The item which starts the quest drops from various defeated enemies in the Dreaming City, and on inspection says something along the lines of: “The fieldcom device crackles weakly. You can just hear an encoded SOS, repeating something about a garden.”
This message can vary player to player, however, and it’s not clear how many versions of these there are.
You’re looking for a dead Corsair. Upon interacting with it, enemies will spawn and once defeated will drop a Corsair badge. If you have a garden version, start in the drop zone, go right to the caves and when you get out of the other side, hug the wall to the right and follow this path all the way to the end. It’s quite a long way to go, and there are a number of high-level enemies to defeat for some more experience and loot.
At the end, there’s a room with the dead corsair on the right and a portal in the middle. Some people have said you need the Ascendance Buff to see these, but we’re not sure if that’s 100% necessary at this stage. If you’re not seeing them then try drinking the Tincture of Queensfoil and see if it makes a difference by giving you the unique 30 minute buff.
This mission appears to be quite buggy. In some locations, enemies didn’t drop the icon and players were killed before they were finished interacting with the corsair. The Mist version seems to be the most reliable over the garden and spine version.
The dropped item will have a diamond icon hovering over it so you know what you’re looking for. You then return it to the scouts in a small cave just before the palace entrance. Rewards seem to be dark fragments and rare blue gear, so it’s up to you to decide whether it’s worth pursuing or not.