Let’s talk about the Stone Tablet Fragment in the Verboten Domain zone. Beware because this part requires you to be fully prepared.
Swimming through the Blight-infested passage
Fast travel to Subterranean Lab B4. Stand in front of the dais and use the ground smash. It’ll reveal a small nook for you to drop down.
There’s a Priestess’ Wish and a locked door. Open it and ride the lift.
As for why you need to be prepared, well, let’s just say that you can die within seconds if you don’t have the right equipment. You’ll need to swim through Blight-infested waters that cause 100 points of damage by default. Oh, and there are also indestructible mines surrounding various parts of this underwater passageway.If you want to collect all the items (i.e., several 100x Stagnant Blight collectibles), you’ll want to have the following relics:
- Heretic Mask – Lowers the damage you take from the Blight. You should only take 10 points of damage while swimming. It’s still going to be brutal, so you’ll need luck on your side.
- HP and Healing Prayer-boosting relics – You’ll want as much HP as possible. Likewise, five or six Healing Prayers that can be used definitely help out.
- Ruined Witch’s Book – This speeds up your movement while underwater.
Eventually, you’ll thank your lucky stars that you made it all the way to the end. There’s a letter here (Deathless Pact) and a Stone Tablet Fragment.
You should also discover 2x Ancient Souls for the Umbral Knight’s upgrades. You can then take the nearby portal to return to the Subterranean Lab B4 respite.
Fighting the Verboten Champion miniboss
There’s also one more locked door in the Verboten Domain zone. You can use Subterranean Lab B1 (down then right), or Subterranean Lab B2 (left then up).
At the left-hand corner of this room, you’ll find the Verboten Champion miniboss. Kill and purify it to receive an uppercut skill.
This will be useful in the next part of our guide that discusses the locked door in the Witch’s Thicket.