Hey there folks, VS Renee here with an in depth look at two prominent locations located deep within the lore of Monolith: Requiem of the Ancients!


Xanios Desert & The Temple of Soma

In the sprawling expanse of the gaming world within “Monolith: Requiem of the Ancients,” there are two remarkable locations that beckon adventurers — each with its unique allure and secrets waiting to be unraveled, inviting players to immerse themselves in a world of adventure, mystery, and heroism.

Let’s explore the Xanios Desert and the mysterious Temple of Soma!

Xanios Desert: A Harsh and Unforgiving Realm

The Xanios Desert, a vast and unforgiving terrain, stands as a testament to nature’s raw beauty and relentless brutality. As players venture into this arid landscape, they’ll quickly realize that danger lurks around every dune. While the main paths offer a semblance of safety, the unwary traveler may find themselves face to face with the most unexpected of adversaries: spiders. These eight-legged predators strike swiftly and without warning, serving as a constant reminder that vigilance is key to survival.

Yet, amidst this harshness, a sense of life thrives. The desert is home to the Hiltsik patrols and camps, a reminder that civilization persists even in the most desolate of places.

One of the most intriguing aspects of the Xanios Desert is the presence of a Diokek tribe that calls this arid expanse home. Nestled near an oasis, this resilient tribe of desert-dwellers plays a pivotal role in Astor’s journey. It’s here that Astor forges a crucial alliance, guided by the mysterious voice that calls him forward. With their help, Astor finds the path leading to the sacred Temple of Soma.

However, Astor’s connection with the desert Diokek doesn’t end there. Later in the adventure, he returns to aid these indigenous people in a desperate quest: to uncover the reason their once-lush oasis has dried up. This quest for answers is not just an altruistic endeavor; it’s a crucial step in Astor’s overarching mission to save the world of Gliese. The Xanios Desert becomes more than just a setting — it transforms into a living, breathing part of the game’s narrative.

The Temple of Soma: A Repository of Ancient Power

Deep within the heart of the Xanios Desert lies the Temple of Soma, an ancient tomb of profound significance. This temple holds a fragment of the key necessary to unlock the Temple of the Oracle, a pivotal location in the game’s narrative. As players delve into the dimly lit chambers of the temple, they will be gripped by an atmosphere steeped in history and mystery.

The Temple of Soma is a reflection of the artistry and craftsmanship of a forgotten civilization. Its grandeur is evident in the intricate carvings adorning its walls and the echoing silence that fills its sacred halls. Yet, beneath this facade of serene beauty lies a deeper purpose—one that’s tied to Astor’s quest for answers and power.

Here, in the shadowy recesses of the temple, players will encounter challenges that test both their wits and their combat prowess. The fragment of the key to the Temple of the Oracle serves as a tantalizing prize, but obtaining it will not be without peril.

As Astor embarks on his journey to unlock the secrets of the ancients and thwart the encroaching darkness, the Temple of Soma becomes a crucial milestone—a place of both discovery and danger.

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~ VS | Renee
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