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Rune rooms

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There are three underground chambers or "rune rooms" around Loc Muinne. Each room has a warded chest protected by one of twenty-four possible combinations of four runes on the wall or floor: animal rune, death rune, sky rune and time rune. In each room there will also be a page with a written hint for the correct order to extinguish the runes (see below). Extinguish the runes in the correct order and the chest will open. If you extinguish the runes incorrectly, you'll either get burned, shocked, or poisoned. You can cast Quen to absorb the damage.

You will need to buy the Runes of Power series of books to decrypt the magical signs and hints in the rooms as part of the quest "The Gargoyle Contract".

Upon deactivation of each seal, part of the following is heard:

You hold the sword of Aramil, who defied his king's rule. The Lord of the Wild Hunt desires the gene of the Elder Blood. He seeks to fling open the gates between the worlds, so that terror and destruction may reign. The King of the Hunt ordered me slain, and the wraiths born of his command assumed living form, pursuing me through the voids between the worlds for centuries. I have arrived at Loc Muinne. Though tired, I know I will not rest. The riders of the Hunt draw near. On my back I can feel their deathly breath.
Then once the seals in all three rooms have been activated, return to Bras of Ban Ard for reward of 200 and 150 XP.

Southeast rune room

1st encrypted map
Southeast rune room location

To access this room, Geralt has to start from the main gate in the East. (For example, this room cannot be accessed from the marketplace).

When Geralt opens the chest, he hears part of the quote listed above.

To deactivate the seal. The clue is "A doe's long shadow. The moon quietly moans. and It is autumn already." You must read book I.

Chest contents

Northwest rune room

Tw2 2nd rune room map
Northwest rune room location

When Geralt opens the chest, he hears another part of the quote listed above.

Chest contents

Northeast rune room

3rd encrypted map
Northeast rune room location

This room is guarded by a golem.

Chest contents

Hints

First encrypted rune combination

A doe's long shadow
The moon quietly moans
It is autumn already

Solution: Extinguish the runes in the following order: Animal/Sky/Death/Time

Alternative solution: Animal/Death/Time/Sky

Second encrypted rune combination

Three field mice
Dance in a circle at dusk
Stars are like grain

Solution: Extinguish the runes in the following order: Animal/Death/Time/Sky

Third encrypted rune combination

Glittering fish
Dying on a fresco
Struck by lightning

Solution: Extinguish the runes in the following order: Animal/Time/Death/Sky

Fourth encrypted rune combination

Behold the comet
It is like a wolf in times of scarceness
An evil lullaby

Solution: Extinguish the runes in the following order: Sky/Animal/Time/Death

Fifth encrypted rune combination

Divertimento!
Clouds are like bees
When bells ring

Solution: Extinguish the runes in the following order: Death/Sky/Animal/Time

Sixth encrypted rune combination

Sixth
6th encrypted rune combination
On the dark sky
The beauty of a falcon's flight
Faster and Faster

Solution: Extinguish the runes in the following order: Sky/Death/Animal/Time

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