Chiurgeon Slump Map - M18
Torment: Tides of Numenera Guide
Key points of Torment: Tides of Numenera M18 - Bloom: Chiurgeon Slump
Important areas on the map
Exits from locations
Important NPC's (quest givers, traders etc.)
New potential team members
You must open it to reach the Trade Post as a part of the "Dracogen's Price" main quest. You can achieve that by meeting with Artaglio or Sheen. Alternatively you can use the Trandimensional Scalpel from the "A Hilt Without a Blade" side quest (M16.6).
You can talk to Sheen about the Maw and a way to open a portal to the Trade Post ("Dracogen's Price" main quest).
You can share your psychic energy with Sheen and she'll lower the prices of her wares. Sheen is selling various cyphrs.
Demeray and Obervich
You can talk to them about a possibility of restoring Skoura's sight - "What the Winds Took" side quest.
You can talk to Artaglio about the Maw and then use Persuasion/Deception or win the rum drinking game to convince him to confront the Maw ("Dracogen's Price" main quest). This will unlock a portal to the Trade Post. Alternatively you can ask Artaglio for a reward after the drinking game - shins or Shield of Two Skies.
You can give him 200 shins so that he can purchase an essence from Sheen.
M16 – Passageway to: Vast Interior.
M20 – Portal to: Trade Post / Ascension. It won't be available until you activate the Maw.
The map above depicts the Chiurgeon Slump area, one of the many parts of the gigantic living organism known as Bloom, which you visit in the later parts of the game. The visit is compulsory, as you'll need to come here to open portals leading to the Trade Post and Ascension, which is part of the mains quest Dracogen's Price. In Chiurgeon Slump you can do some shopping and find the chiurgeons related to one of the side quests.
Points of interest in Chiurgeon Slump
1. Maw. You'll have to open it to reach the Trade Post in the course of the main quest Dracogen's Price. To do this, you need to talk to either Artaglio or Sheen. Alternatively, you can also use the scalpel from the Hilt Without a Blade quest M16.6).
2. Sheen. You can talk to Sheen about the Maw and how to open the portal leading to Trade Post (main quest Dracogen's Price). You can also share your psychic energy with her for a discount on her wares. Sheen offers various cyphers.
4. Mercenary camp. You can talk to Artaglio about the Maw and convince him, having used Persuasion or Deception skills, or by winning a drinking contest, to confront the Maw (main quest Dracogen's Price). This will open the portal leading to Trade Post. As an alternative, after he loses the contest, you can also ask him for shins or a gift - Shield of Two Skies (armor 5, resistance 5, dodge +25%).