Expeditions: Rome — Temple of Apollon Walkthrough Guide
The Temple of Apollon is one of the areas that you can visit in the region of Mysia in Expeditions: Rome. There are sidequests and secrets to find in this location, as well as a main quest that's required to progress further into the campaign.
This Expeditions: Rome Temple of Apollon walkthrough guide will help you with the Divide and Conquer quest, how to deal with Theophilus, and the secrets that you can discover while in the Temple of Apollon.
Expeditions: Rome — Temple of Apollon Walkthrough
Before we focus on the Divide and Conquer main quest in this Expeditions: Rome location, let's talk about the other things that you can find in the Temple of Apollon. There are several unique items and other sidequests in this location.
Harpe Unique Item Blueprint
*Make sure you grab the Sickle Blade material from a chest in the Pacification: Beach Village encounter.*
In the first area of the Temple of Apollon, you can talk to a merchant named Boethus. He sells weighted blades and javelin heads for crafting purposes. Likewise, you can ask about the Sickle Blade that you picked up earlier. He'll hand over the Harpe blueprint. This is a unique sword that lets attacks of opportunity trigger twice.
Olympian Sidequest and Schematic: Caltrops
From that spot, move to the western side and follow the stone steps. You'll come across a lone man named Pigres, and he's got a problem with Syneros. We discuss your interactions further and how to solve later riddles from this quest in our Olympian sidequest guide.
Past that point, there are garden decorations on the wall with a chest that contains the Caltrops schematic.
Temple Fire Sidequest and Schematic: Water Jug
Further to the northwest is an area with a burning temple. Talk to the priest to start the Temple Fire sidequest.
The objective here is to collect water from the container, then throw the water jug to put out the fires. The water will affect the initial hex and all adjacent ones, so try to maximize the coverage. After your characters have thrown what they're carrying, collect water once more until the sidequest is done.
The priest will give you the Schematic: Water Jug so you can craft that tactical item. It'll be useful in battles where enemies like to use fires in an AoE, as you'll find out shortly. Moreover, you'll obtain the "Abundans Cautela Non Nocet" achievement.
Eurytos' Bow Unique Item
Just before the burning temple, you should notice a ladder. Right beside that is a pickaxe. Bring this all the way to the opposite side of the area, the northeast, where you'll find a large temple and a cracked section of the floor.
Use the pickaxe to create an opening. Climb down below, and grab the Eurytos' Bow unique weapon. This is an amazing item for the Sagittarius class' Marksman tree. It allows your archers to continue shooting hostiles if Interrupt is active as long as they get a kill.
How to Complete Divide & Conquer: Dealing With Theophilus and Zenobia
With everything done, you can go to the northern section of the Temple of Apollon in Expeditions: Rome to meet Theophilus. The leader of this settlement isn't planning on siding with the Romans.
Head back to the exit, but, before you get there, a woman named Zenobia will talk to you. It seems that her slain husband was the rightful ruler of the Temple of Apollon, and she wants to get revenge.
The next step in the Divide and Conquer quest in Expeditions: Rome allows you to choose from three options on how to deal with Theophilus:
- Find a pressure point.
- Search for Theophilus' correspondence.
- Look for poison.
Unfortunately, we're not sure about a couple of these steps. What we do know is that some NPCs tend to gossip in the background. However, we didn't notice additional triggers or new responses from NPCs after talking to Zenobia.
The only recourse we had was to watch two women who were chatting north of Zenobia's position. They were the only two with noticeable behavior.
One of them, Eratha, admits that she's Theophilus' lover. You can follow her as she walks to a secluded area with a statue. There, you'll be presented with dialogue options.
If you chose the Pathos rhetorical style at the start of the game, you might be able to convince her. Sadly, because we chose to go a different route, we decided to kill her in cold blood. She did drop Eratha's Medallion, a unique talisman that replenishes maximum HP.
Return to Theophilus and present Eratha's Medallion as proof of your deed. He'll fly into a rage, leading to a fight where he's backed by other guards.
At the start of combat, Theophilus will throw Greek Fire where your characters are standing. This is extremely deadly as fire can spread easily, and your characters will suffer from the burning and burned status effects.
If you returned to Mysia just to craft a Water Jug, then you've got a tactical item that can help out. Still, you could just rely on your wits and a bit of luck to carry the day.
The Pontus Scout Camp and Fooling Mithradates VI
Once Theophilos is defeated, talk to Zenobia and she'll inform you about the next step in the Divide and Conquer quest in Expeditions: Rome.
You'll leave the Temple of Apollon to go to the Pontus Scout Camp that's southeast of Mysia. There will be a tough fight against dozens of soldiers and, in the end, you'll find soldier uniforms that can be used as disguises.
Both the main character and Julia will then head inside Mithradates' camp in Kyzikos. This will also be the first time where a romance prompt for Julia appears if you're playing as a male character.
The objective is to search Mithradates' tent for a contract. However, you may also open a chest that has Schematic: Mithradate. When you're done here, return to the Temple of Apollon and talk to Zenobia. This will complete the Divide and Conquer quest in Expeditions: Rome.
And that completes our Temple of Apollon walkthrough for Expeditions: Rome. For more tips and tricks, as well as guides on companions, Legions, and crafting, head over to our guides hub for Expeditions: Rome.