Asterigos - Narkis

In Asterigos: Curse of the Stars, there is a chain of side quests where you need to help Narkis uncover a secret cult in the sewers beneath Laurel Manor. There are several steps to this quest line, so I’ll walk you through the full thing.

The first thing you need to do is to drain the water using the switch in Sluice Kavalla. This is easy enough; you simply have to use Charged Bombs with the Thunder Enchantite to destroy all the green goo in this area. There’s one blob that’s easy to miss, because it’s located above your head, so make sure you look up.

Once you clear away all the goo, you can use the switch (which is right next to the Sluice Kavalla Conduit) to drain the water in the sewers. Now you can reach the Strange Key. Here’s a video showing the location:

Once you have the Strange Key, you need to locate some documents. There are three documents written by someone named Frostwing. Honestly, I only found #1 and #3, and I was still able to complete this quest. I kind of get the feeling that you only need #3, but I can’t say for certain.

Okay, so here’s a lengthy video that walks you through the next part of the quest chain. The starting location here is Sluice Kavalla.

Note that I pick up document #3 at about the 1:17 mark in the video, in case you need to know the location. From here, it’s easy to just drop straight down into the shaft, which will drain a good amount of your health but will take you exactly where you need to go.

If you want to get to this same area without losing health, there is an alternate route. I show part of that route in the video below:

The area you’re looking for is just beyond where you fight the mimic.

Once you reach that area, Narkis should be waiting for you. Talk to him and he’ll ask you to find the key. If you don’t have the Secret Key yet, you’ll need to grab it. If you do, you can show it to him. Once you’ve done that, you can go through the door to reveal the next part of the quest line.

Once you kill all the enemies in the room, there are two documents you’ll need to find as evidence: the Annotated Strategy Map and the Back Garden Party Notice. In the longer video above (not the mimic video, but the one before that), I pick up the Annotated Strategy Map right around the 8:20 mark, and the Back Garden Party Notice at around the 8:31 mark.

Now, talk to Narkis again and get the heck out of there.

If you want to keep rolling with this, you should travel back to the Shelter and talk to Bion. After that, you will have access to the secret area near Pegasus Garden behind the Amphitheater. There’s another Mimic back there, by the way.

And that’s how you find and use the Strange Key to assist Narkis in Asterigos: Curse of the Stars.

Notify of
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
1 year ago

Thanks for the extensive detail.
Took me ages to find message 3… walked passed it so many times!

1 year ago

Well, unfortunately Bion doesn’t say anything about no secret entrance. I’ve done the quest, went back to him and he says nothing of any interest.

Would love your thoughts, please comment.x