This page of the guide to The Forgotten City contains a detailed description of the storyline quest where you'll get the Mystery Plaque. Once you've obtained the plaque, exit the ruins and talk to Khabash. We described what you need to do to push the plot forward, get more tasks and make progress. However, you can stop here and ask around for as much information as you can.
In this part of the game you can get the following achievements:
- Silver Tongue
First, after talking to the man, you just have to throw yourself into the abyss. There's water at the bottom, so you won't hit any rocks at the bottom, and you'll dive in without a problem. Go down to the very bottom to grab the item you need.
Time to move on. Turn left and follow the path indicated by the statues. It will be very obvious; they will e.g point their hands in a given direction.
Note that there are three traps in the ruins. We marked one of them on the screenshot above. Don't step on it. It's not about losing your life. If you avoid all the traps, you will get the achievement - Nimble.
Eventually, you will reach the huge stairs. When you approach them, a dialogue with Khabash will begin.
There are two ways to talk to the man. Kill him or convince him. The second option is described below. Khabash will not start a fight if you use these dialogue options:
- "There's no need for this to end in violence."
- "If something can be destroyed by truth, it deserves to be destroyed by the truth."
- "Isn't being a good person a worthwhile pursuit, in and of itself?"
- "Even if your beliefs about the afterlife weren't quite accurate, isn't the important thing they motivated you to live good lives?"
After talking to/defeating the man, get out of the catacombs. Simply follow the path you've taken before. The description on the next page starts with the player already in the city center.
It's worth saving the game here. In our case, the whole thing shut down twice before we left the catacombs.