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Memory Fragment

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This is page is for the current Memory Fragment system, for the old system see Memory Fragment (Atlas of Worlds).

Memory Fragments

Memory Fragments are part of the quest The Memory Eater.

Players acquire Shaper's Orbs by collecting Memory Fragments and giving them to Zana. Memory Fragments are found by killing the bosses of Elder-influenced maps circled in purple on the Atlas. To acquire the final five Memory Fragments, you must defeat the four Elder Guardians with the Elder occupying a red-tier map, then defeat the Elder.

Memory
Fragment
Found in
map tier
Shaper's Orb Notes
I (1) 6 Tier 1Shaper's Orb (Tier 1)Upgrades a Tier 1 map on the Atlas by five tiersRight click this item then left click on a map on the atlas to upgrade it by five tiers.
II (2) 7 Tier 2Shaper's Orb (Tier 2)Upgrades a Tier 2 map on the Atlas by five tiersRight click this item then left click on a map on the atlas to upgrade it by five tiers.
III (3) 8 Tier 3Shaper's Orb (Tier 3)Upgrades a Tier 3 map on the Atlas by five tiersRight click this item then left click on a map on the atlas to upgrade it by five tiers.
IV (4) 9 Tier 4Shaper's Orb (Tier 4)Upgrades a Tier 4 map on the Atlas by five tiersRight click this item then left click on a map on the atlas to upgrade it by five tiers.
V (5) 10 Tier 5Shaper's Orb (Tier 5)Upgrades a Tier 5 map on the Atlas by five tiersRight click this item then left click on a map on the atlas to upgrade it by five tiers.
VI (6) 11 Tier 6Shaper's Orb (Tier 6)Upgrades a Tier 6 map on the Atlas by five tiersRight click this item then left click on a map on the atlas to upgrade it by five tiers.
VII (7) 12 Tier 7Shaper's Orb (Tier 7)Upgrades a Tier 7 map on the Atlas by five tiersRight click this item then left click on a map on the atlas to upgrade it by five tiers.
VIII (8) 13 Tier 8, #1Shaper's Orb (Tier 8)Upgrades a Tier 8 map on the Atlas by five tiersRight click this item then left click on a map on the atlas to upgrade it by five tiers.
X (10) 14 Tier 9, #1Shaper's Orb (Tier 9)Upgrades a Tier 9 map on the Atlas by five tiersRight click this item then left click on a map on the atlas to upgrade it by five tiers.
XIII (13) 15 Tier 10, #1Shaper's Orb (Tier 10)Upgrades a Tier 10 map on the Atlas by five tiersRight click this item then left click on a map on the atlas to upgrade it by five tiers.
IX (9) red Elder Tier 8, #2Shaper's Orb (Tier 8)Upgrades a Tier 8 map on the Atlas by five tiersRight click this item then left click on a map on the atlas to upgrade it by five tiers. Occupied by the Enslaver. Map opened/owned by you.
XI (11) red Elder Tier 9, #2Shaper's Orb (Tier 9)Upgrades a Tier 9 map on the Atlas by five tiersRight click this item then left click on a map on the atlas to upgrade it by five tiers. Occupied by the Eradicator. Map opened/owned by you.
XII (12) red Elder Tier 9, #3Shaper's Orb (Tier 9)Upgrades a Tier 9 map on the Atlas by five tiersRight click this item then left click on a map on the atlas to upgrade it by five tiers. Occupied by the Constrictor. Map opened/owned by you.
XIV (14) red Elder Tier 10, #2Shaper's Orb (Tier 10)Upgrades a Tier 10 map on the Atlas by five tiersRight click this item then left click on a map on the atlas to upgrade it by five tiers. Occupied by the Purifier. Map opened/owned by you.
XV (15) red Tier 10, #3Shaper's Orb (Tier 10)Upgrades a Tier 10 map on the Atlas by five tiersRight click this item then left click on a map on the atlas to upgrade it by five tiers. Occupied by the Elder. Map opened/owned by you.
The Shaper must be kept alive.
  • The more common memory fragment is always given first, e.g. completing a T13 map with an Elder Guardian before completing a T13 Elder-influenced map will drop fragment 8 (VIII) instead of the Guardian specific fragment.
  • Memory fragments are collected in the Book of Memories at The Templar Laboratory (Epilogue). The page numbers correspond to the fragment numbers in the table above.
  • There is currently a bug where the map tier of the Elder also defines the status for all Elder Guardians, so only the red tier Elder is the deciding factor for being able to get Memory Fragments from Elder Guardians, not the individual map tiers the Elder Guardians actually spawned on.[1]
  • Please note that the quest tracker simply displays the amount of memory fragments you've found so far, it does not tell you the (roman) memory fragment number you will find next. The fragments are numbered based on the Shaper's Orb they result in, which does not correspond to the order you find the fragments in. In particular, if you've only collected the ten fragments from Elder-influence, you have collected fragments number 1-8, 10 and 13, and the quest tracker will show 10/15.

Memory Fragment List

Memory Fragment I

"...A golden machine was found broken in the ruins of Wraeclast. Believing it to contain some dark infernal secret,

 High Templar Venarius asked that I restore it and weaponize whatever powers it might contain..."

Memory Fragment II

"...Though the device seemed to be mostly functioning,  something important appeared to be missing...

...I worked tirelessly in search of answers, until finally, at the base of that cruel device, I fell into a deep, deep sleep..."

Memory Fragment III

"...I awoke in the most beautiful of places, and as I wandered this strange new land, I felt a growing sense of realization that I was not alone. 

A Shade, a whisper of embodied smoke, spoke to me through thoughts and pictures. I found myself enthusiastically volunteering information in detail of Oriath..."

Memory Fragment IV

"...The Shade knew of the device - a doorway between my world and the dreamlands. It offered to help me rebuild the missing part, 

to create a conduit between this beautiful land and Oriath. All that the Shade asked of me was to return the favour..."

Memory Fragment V

"...Every night, I found myself asleep at the foot of the strange device, awoken to the reality of another world within my own.

The Shade taught me how to shape and build things from my imagination, how to transport such phantasmagorical treasures back into the world of man..."

Memory Fragment VI

"...The missing part of the great device had finally been formed. The Shade requested its one favour. I was shown images of the past,

the Shade as King of the dream lands, the hateful Watchers of Decay...It led me deep into a cave, to a statue pierced by a sword..."

Memory Fragment VII

"Pull the blade from my chest. Free me!" the Shade imposed. But doubt entered my mind, and the Shade flew into a fury!

I felt my mind torn asunder as images of murder and mutilation were forced upon me. I fled in a panic, cursing myself for ever trusting such a strange creature so blindly..."

Memory Fragment VIII

"...Months have now passed since the Shade revealed its true nature. Each morning, I lock myself inside my study, searching for some knowledge 

that might save us. I have found at last, some information on the Watchers of Decay. The truth is so unutterable that I hesitate, even now, to write it down..."

Memory Fragment IX

"...They called it the Elder. A creature of malignant madness... it cannot be killed. The Watchers built the device to lock tight its kingdom, bringing with them the

blade - 'Starforge'. A weapon to give the Elder eternal rest. But the Shade...I must find a way to put a stop to it before it finds a path to freedom..."

Memory Fragment X

"...I've spent every waking hour since, trying to find a way to end this unholy Elder. Within my secret study, I've begun work on a device of my own, tinkering and shaping.

When I'm finished, this Elder will never bother our world again. The creature cannot be killed, but maybe... it can be exiled..."

Memory Fragment XI

"...Lack of progress on the device has given the High Templar cause for suspicion. Clapped in irons, I was lead off to the Theopolis prisons for my insubordination.

I must find my way from these chains at all costs. The Elder is coming for us. Only I can save us from this blasphemy that will soon befall Oriath..."

Memory Fragment XII

"...Venarius, that bastard... he marched me through the streets. His men beat me within an inch of death... I... I told him everything.

He demanded that I take all of us into the dreamlands, to meet with the Elder. Using the device, we stepped through, setting foot in the Atlas of Worlds..."

Memory Fragment XIII

"...It wasn't long before we were met by the Shade itself. The very essence of the Elder, demanding of me in visions to tell it why I had returned.

But before I could answer, Venarius stepped forward and greeted the phantom..."

Memory Fragment XIV

"...Before we knew it, we stood at the base of that blasphemous effigy. "Pull the sword from my chest." The Elder imposed, and Venarius didn't hesitate.

The earth shook in the face of the Elder's reunion with its body. The true scope of the Elder befell the High Templar and his men, and as it began to feed, I began to run..."

Memory Fragment XV

"...I fear this to be the end. Not just the end for me, but the end of all things. The Elder has been freed. Soon it will feast on me... on the rest of the world.

It was too late for me. The Elder had to be stopped. I knew of the shaping powers. Only I could have a hope at defeating the Elder..."

Version history

Version Changes
3.3.0
  • Shaper memory fragments XI through to XV no longer require you to defeat the Elder or its guardians in specific map tiers. Instead, defeating each guardian and the elder within ANY red-tier map will get you one of these fragments.
  • You can no longer get Shaper memory fragments XI through to XV from a map if you are not the map's owner.
3.1.0
  • Introduced to the game.
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