Cannot get into Artifice behind the Welcomer

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  1. Randbo

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    i cannot get past the big yellow archway upstairs behind the artifice welcomer. he says go right in if you have the key to your desire.
    i mentioned bonesteel to the elf in xenos and he said i must go quickly to artifice.
    the only anomaly i have is i said i would go peacefully to etceter crag mines to lady ransom and she gave me her note and her package. i still have both.
    everyone in the mine attacked me anyways and i had to kill them all. i could not talk to the bandit chief in there. i looted the black iron ore from his corpse.
    i did everything else and the elf in xenos said onward to artifice. i assume he is notus.
    at artifice, the welcomer said go right on in.
    now i am staring at a big archway thats blocked in bright yellow. it has 2 waterways, one on each side.
    no access.
    dont know what else to do. have done it all over and over.
     
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    I loved Artifice when I finally got there, but I found the preliminary questing steps to be very confusing and only succeeded in completing them all by reading a guide that someone had posted.

    I seem to remember having to collect a key from each of the three areas (Lust, Wealth and Gluttony) that you can enter in order to proceed. Are you able to enter the three areas?
     
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    cannot enter any area in there to get those keys. im out front up the stairs from the welcomer.
     
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    I've only done the quest once and my memory is shaky. There are others who have done the quest multiple times who know why you can't enter.

    After giving the black iron ore to Avitas, I originally skipped asking the Captain at the Etceter docks for passage to Xenos and just went there on my own. That apparently prevented me from getting permission from the elf Notus in Xenos to enter Artifice. If you've done that, I don't know what the problem is.
     
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    It is quite simple really. You must …

    1) Spawn a purple lama pet
    2) Strip off all of your armor
    3) Dance naked until it rains
    4) While you eat bananas in your right hand
    5) And spar Atos with your left.
    6) All the while chanting Darkstarr's name
    7) Did I mention the bananas have to be purple too?

    Do these things and then gateway to wisdom shall be opened unto you.

    Or at least I read that in some musty old tome somewhere. I think I did. Hmm...

    But maybe someone has a better idea …. hehehehe
     
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    Do you still have the black ore?
     
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    the second black ore, yes. i have lady ransoms note and her package too. the first black ore i gave to the harbormaster.
    i have a feeling that having lady ransoms note and package on me triggers artifice to not let me in, thinking that i am not ready yet.
     
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    Hallo Randbo,

    I just can provide this information about Artifice:

    West entrance:
    Lustful people
    1 Key

    East entrance:
    Gold wealth …
    Key of Envy


    North entrance:
    Eating and drinking
    Key of Hunger

    Last golden Door you can go through, having the 3 keys:
    Loc: (5.8, -5.0, -152.1)
     
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    That will only help once he gets inside Artifice. He's stuck with not being able to pass through the portal to get in.
     
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    To the OP, watch @Mac2 s videos. Might help you figure it out.
     
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    After you did the black ore, did you take the sea captain to xenos to talk to notus, or did you just take the normal boat to xenos? If you did not talk to the captain and book passage, that would maybe be something else possible to cause the block. But you are probably right with having tried to do that package/ black ore quest part. Bug report it to a dev.
     
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    i should have posted here too. what it was was a solo instance. i kept teleporting in and that will not get you a solo instance. you need to walk in. or walk out and back into the zone. once in the solo instance, it will be open for you.
    stupid creepy as hell quest after that. i hated it.
     
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    Well, following the path needs to follow the path, no shortcut ;)
     
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