The Manacalon Ruins is an area that you’ll visit early on in Solasta: Crown of the Magister. After getting past the base, you’ll encounter a gigantic library filled with wondrous magic and floating platforms. Here’s our guide to help you with the Manacalon Ruins Library in Solasta: Crown of the Magister‘s campaign.
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Solasta: Crown of the Magister – Manacalon Ruins Library guide
Before heading off to random directions, follow the path to your right as you enter the Manacalon Ruins Library. You’ll see a giant orb on a pedestal. You’ll then be asked to find four clues so you can open the locked door.
These clues are actually obtained as you interact with the Manacalon (elven) statues in the area. Make sure you have a character who has high Athletics or the Jump spell to help you traverse the destroyed pathways.
Likewise, there are three notable chests here that may lead to a few head scratches. One can be found at the very bottom of the area after climbing down a ladder. It requires a long jump. The second chest (seen below) is actually close by. However, simply jumping across won’t be enough. Hopefully, you brought a Wizard along. That’s because you’ll need a combination of Spider Climb and Misty Step to target a tile that lets you reach it.
The third chest is all the way to the right which you can reach after a couple of jumps. Climb to the very top of the library and you’ll find it on a platform. Once you climb down, you’ll battle half a dozen spiders. Make sure you’re prepared.
After grabbing your loot, you should be able to push a few scaffoldings to cross all the way back to the orb. You’ll also notice several runes here that you can activate after you’ve interacted with the statues. Just get your characters to step on the runes.
When you’re done, the doorway will be opened. It leads to a chamber with several Soraks enemies.
Switch to cautious/sneak stance so you don’t get discovered. Further ahead, you’ll notice a block that can be moved. Go through the crawlspace to find a decent sniping position. This is a good spot to eliminate the Soraks with ranged attacks and spells. If they manage to get close, have your melee characters guard your flanks since the lizardmen can also use the crawlspace.
When you’re done, you’ll be able to select a character who’ll wear the titular crown. Return to Caer Cyflen and, after a rather epic encounter, you’ll travel to the Dark Castle.