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Chronicle: A Hero Rises

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As the Guardians and Defiant assault Crucia's frozen citadel, she launches a vicious counter-attack against Tempest Bay. Take to metal and magic goliaths to battle her troops, airships, and a doomsday device that threatens the Ascended with permanent death.

Strategy

Once you have completed Chronicle: A Hero Rises, blue Time Jump crystals will allow you to bypass the story scenes on subsequent visits.

Chests can give you gear and stuff, but if you are lucky you will get a Frozen Lightning (which upgrades Uncommon items to Rare) or a Soul of the Machine (which upgrades Rare items to Epic).

Part 1: Sky Crash

Examine Neala Spark's wares. Move to the yellow circle to clear the mobs and destroy the door blocking your way out.

During this part you will see spheres dropped by some mobs. Clicking on one will grant you a temporary skill. You can only have one at a time. Clicking a different sphere overwrites the one you have.

  • Red: Vindicator Cannon - Frontal cone attack that knocks enemies away.
  • Blue: Defender Field - Allies within the area of effect are healed over time.

Regroup with General Batua. You will need to kill some mobs outside to get to the barricades. Talk to General Batua.

Part 2: City Hero

Talk to General Batua. Move to the Porticulum. Clear the mobs blocking your way and defeat Skythrax, then step into the yellow circle to continue.

Defend Sergeant Vicks while he repairs the Porticulum.

Queen Miela emerges from the Porticulum and talks with Batua.

Move down into the Plaza and save as many Citizens as you can, then defeat the Stormwrath War Machine. He will create cannons and it may be wise to destroy them quickly.

  • Save seven of the Citizens within the time limit to earn bonus Notoriety. To do this, grab all the mobs on one side, drag them to the middle mob, and use the Smoke Bomb to defeat them. Then grab all the mobs on the other side and defeat them. The enemies will vanish when the War Machine awakes.

At this point you will receive your first Chest. Also, take a little time to check around the Plaza, looking for shinies!

Part 3: With Cannons Blazing

  • White: Assault Boost - increase speed, protect allies from Crucia's Touch, allows you to cut through Stormwrath soldiers in your path. Just walk through the sphere to activate. While you are crackling, just run through the Storm Legion mobs to kill them instantly!
  • Collect seven of the white spheres within the time limit to earn bonus Notoriety. To do this, run down one side only, do not double back, and run up the ramp hitting as many spheres as you can!
When you get to the top of the ramp you will be attacked by Stormwrath Titan. At some point during this fight you may see a jump indicator. Hit SPACE to jump on top of him and finish him.

Proceed into the building and defeat the Stormwrath Vindicator and Stormwrath Defender, then up the spiral stairs to face Maelstrom.

Use the Planar Doorway in Maelstrom's room to teleport to the monorail station.

Clear the path to Crucia's weapon. Clear the mobs blocking your way and proceed up the stairs.

Face the Storm Queen. She will monologue, then take off.

Hijack the Thunderclap frame

Beat the Assault Frame down to about 10% until it stops moving and stops taking damage. You must be close to the Assault Frame to get the Hijack temporary skill.

Use the Thunder Teleporter.

Part 4: Take Back the Skies

Move from landing to landing and destroy 5 Airships and the Eye of the Storm. You have only two skills to use.

  • Weighted Uppercut - Melee-range ground-pounding AE damage with knockback. Use this to destroy Power Cores. Also works for knocking enemies off the platforms.
  • Incineration Beam - Long-Range high-damage attack. Once locked on, the beam will shoot your target as long as you are facing it. Even in the middle of a jump you will hit your target! Use Recharging Pads to power up for stronger shots!

Watch for the following:

  • Destroy cannons on the landing to find a green sphere that will heal you.
  • Destroy the Airship's propellers (first few platforms).
  • Recharging Pad charges your Incineration Beam for a powerful Plasma Ball. You just need to step on it or run across it, you do not need to stand still. This is the fastest way to take down the Eye of the Storm but you may take a lot of damage waiting to recharge.
  • Shoot Stormwrath Iron Angels out of the air to reduce incoming damage.
  • Destroy Power Cores to power down the cannons and enable the jump pad.
  • Use the Jump Pads to move from landing to landing around the ship.

Once you have destroyed the Eye of the Storm you will get the Evacuate skill. Use it to return to the Plaza and collect your reward. This will be your second Chest.

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Airship Cannon Vignette60NeutralChronicle: A Hero RisesRaid 20 Lieutenant - Indoor EP
Airship Mega Cannon Target60NeutralChronicle: A Hero RisesRaid 20 Lieutenant - Indoor EP
Airship Propeller60NeutralChronicle: A Hero RisesElite EP
Ascended Adventurer60NeutralChronicle: A Hero RisesThe CanalsNormal Solo EP
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Ascended Adventurer60NeutralChronicle: A Hero RisesThe CanalsNormal Solo EP
Ascended Adventurer60NeutralChronicle: A Hero RisesThe CanalsNormal Solo EP
Ascended Adventurer60NeutralChronicle: A Hero RisesThe CanalsNormal Solo EP
Auxiliary Airship Cannon60NeutralChronicle: A Hero RisesElite EP
Auxiliary Airship Cannon60NeutralChronicle: A Hero RisesElite EP
Citizen60NeutralChronicle: A Hero RisesPlaza AurentineNormal Solo EP
Citizen60NeutralChronicle: A Hero RisesPlaza AurentineNormal Solo EP
Citizen60NeutralChronicle: A Hero RisesPlaza AurentineNormal Solo EP
Citizen60NeutralChronicle: A Hero RisesPlaza AurentineNormal Solo EP
Citizen60NeutralChronicle: A Hero RisesPlaza AurentineNormal Solo EP
Citizen60NeutralChronicle: A Hero RisesPlaza AurentineNormal Solo EP
Citizen60NeutralChronicle: A Hero RisesPlaza AurentineNormal Solo EP
Crates60NeutralChronicle: A Hero RisesPlaza AurentineNormal Solo EP
Crucia60NeutralChronicle: A Hero RisesHaunted TerminalNormal Solo EP
Crucia60NeutralChronicle: A Hero RisesHaunted TerminalNormal Solo EP
Earth Spirit60NeutralChronicle: A Hero RisesThe CanalsElite Named EP
Empyrean Guard Soldier60NeutralChronicle: A Hero RisesPlaza AurentineNormal Solo EP
Empyrean Guard Sorcerer60NeutralChronicle: A Hero RisesPlaza AurentineNormal Solo EP
Empyrean Stasis Field60NeutralChronicle: A Hero RisesThe CanalsElite Named EP
Eye of the Storm60NeutralChronicle: A Hero RisesElite EP
Fire Spirit60NeutralChronicle: A Hero RisesThe CanalsElite Named EP
General Batua60NeutralChronicle: A Hero RisesHaunted TerminalElite Named EP
General Batua60NeutralChronicle: A Hero RisesElite Named EP
General Batua60NeutralChronicle: A Hero RisesElite Named EP
General Batua60NeutralChronicle: A Hero RisesThe CanalsElite Named EP
Grateful Citizen60NeutralChronicle: A Hero RisesPlaza AurentineNormal Solo EP
Grateful Citizen60NeutralChronicle: A Hero RisesPlaza AurentineNormal Solo EP
Grateful Guard60NeutralChronicle: A Hero RisesPlaza AurentineNormal Solo EP
Grateful Guard60NeutralChronicle: A Hero RisesPlaza AurentineNormal Solo EP
Gunner Myles60NeutralChronicle: A Hero RisesPlaza AurentineNormal Solo EP
Jungle Spirit60NeutralChronicle: A Hero RisesThe CanalsElite Named EP
Leap Permission60NeutralChronicle: A Hero RisesRaid 20 Lieutenant - Indoor EP
Maelstrom60NeutralChronicle: A Hero RisesElite Named EP
Magical Companion Vendor60NeutralChronicle: A Hero RisesThe CanalsNormal Solo EP
Metal Marauder60NeutralChronicle: A Hero RisesThe CanalsElite Named EP
Mistress of Mayhem60NeutralChronicle: A Hero RisesThe CanalsElite Named EP
Neala Sparks
<Curious Oddities Vendor>
60NeutralChronicle: A Hero RisesThe CanalsNormal Solo EP
Power Core60NeutralChronicle: A Hero RisesRaid 20 Lieutenant - Indoor EP
Queen Miela Aurentis
<Ruler of Pelladane>
60NeutralChronicle: A Hero RisesThe CanalsNormal Solo EP
Queen Miela Aurentis
<Ruler of Pelladane>
60NeutralChronicle: A Hero RisesPlaza AurentineNormal Solo EP
Queen Miela Aurentis
<Ruler of Pelladane>
60NeutralChronicle: A Hero RisesHaunted TerminalNormal Solo EP
Recharging Pad60NeutralChronicle: A Hero RisesRaid 20 Lieutenant - Indoor EP
Sergeant Vicks60NeutralChronicle: A Hero RisesPlaza AurentineNormal Named EP
Siege Turret60NeutralChronicle: A Hero RisesSwarm EP
Sinister Presence62NeutralChronicle: A Hero RisesDungeon Normal EP
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