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Champions Online: Vibora Bay Apocalypse Guide

Updated Thu, Apr 15, 2010 by jeffprime

Vibora Bay, that magical city where the dead don’t rest easy, takes a bit of effort for your hero to get to. To gain access to Vibora Bay, the newest zone in Champions Online, players will have to finish the Vibora Bay Apocalypse, which is the crisis zone for this southern city that serves up some mean crawfish gumbo.

Unlike the Lemurian Crisis or the Monster Island Crisis, the Vibora Bay Apocalypse is a more leisurely crisis zone, similar to the Crisis in Canada and Desert Disaster. Here, you’ll undertake a number of missions to finish the story arc of the Vibora Bay Apocalypse, wherein your hero stands strong to deny the demon-angel Therakiel’s plans for conquest.

There are two distinct parts to the Vibora Bay Apocalypse. The first part takes place in Millennium City, whilst the second takes place in a ravaged Vibora Bay. The level for this mission chain is 37, which means you’ll be able to take it at level 34, if you’re feeling plucky.

Note: There are spoilers below, so read on at your own risk.

Part One
To begin the Vibora Bay Apocalypse, you’ll need to speak to Juryrig, who can be found in the Science training area in the Renaissance Center in Millennium City. He’ll start the mission chain for you with the Tourists…of DOOM mission. This will lead you to Club Caprice (also found in the Renaissance Center) and the hero Valerian Scarlet, who will give you a number of missions to do. Basically, you’ll be gathering components that can be used for the Apocalypse and giving them to her to be disposed of.

You will encounter one new gang, the Trey Kings, who dabble in magic and demon worship, during the first part of the Apocalypse mission chain. Otherwise, you’ll be facing familiar foes such as DEMON and ARGENT. You’ll also be introduced to a personality you’ll deal with more in the second part of the Apocalypse mission chain, Robert Caliburn.

After you gather some items and bring them to Valerian Scarlet, she’ll ask you to deal with Robert Caliburn, who she says is at the center of the plot to bring about the Apocalypse. However, you find out that you’ve been played for a fool and that Valerian Scarlet is working with Therakiel and that Robert Caliburn is actually fighting to stop the evil. You’ll have a fight at Club Caprice, but Valerian Scarlet will get away. Robert Caliburn will then tell you that he’s going to Vibora Bay and that he wants you to meet him at Dr. Ka’s brownstone in Vibora Bay.

Go to the jet and head on over to Vibora Bay Apocalypse.

Part Two
The second series of missions for the Vibora Bay Apocalypse take place in a ravaged Vibora Bay. The one safe spot in this zone is Dr. Ka’s brownstone, which is protected by a magical barrier. The surrounding city is torn up as the battle between good and evil rage. Floating over it all is the Apostolic Church, which Therakiel has made his lair.

While there are approximately 10 missions for you to fulfill the Apocalypse mission chain within this zone, there are a number of side missions that you can do as well. If you’re looking to get through the crisis as quickly as possible, then stick to doing the missions from Dr. Ka and Robert Caliburn. They are the ones that give you the missions to complete the chain. Other heroes, such as Black Mask or Elder Hormenius, give you side missions that you can do if you want some additional flavor or experience.

Tip: Be careful when traveling. If you go over one of the boundary lines (the large cracks with white light spilling out), you will die.

Overall, the missions here can be broken down into three phases. The early missions for part two introduce you to the denizens of Vibora Bay, such as the Dogz and the Sovereign Sons. You’ll learn the background of Vibora Bay while doing so. The middle missions will have you actively attempting to thwart the plans of Therakiel. In these missions, you’ll be aided by the famous heroes of Champions Online, such as Defender, Witchcraft, and Ironclad. You’ll choose which heroes you’ll adventure with. Sadly, many heroes will fall in battle and perish. The first time that it happened, I was stunned! I wasn’t really expecting it.

Eventually, you’ll be told by Caliburn and Dr. Ka that the situation is lost. Too many heroes have fallen and Therakiel is going to win. Even worse, you find out that not only are you fighting against Therakiel, but another evil entity is also working to bring about the Apocalypse…Doctor Destroyer! The only remaining hope lies with Juryrig, the mechanical genius of Vibora Bay, who has created a time machine to roll back time to before the Apocalypse. In these last stages, you’ll gather items that Juryrig needs to power his time machine.

At the end of the Apocalypse mission chain, you’ll need to gather power for the time machine (Blast from the Past mission). The power you’ll gather will be energy from Therakiel himself! You’ll travel up to the Apostolic Church, where a battle is raging between Therakiel and those who you’ve enlisted to fight on your side in earlier missions. Make sure that you’ve finished any missions that you wanted to do in Vibora Bay Apocalypse before you enter the church. Once you enter the church, you cannot return to the Vibora Bay Apocalypse. As soon as you gather the required amount of energy, you’ll be treated to a nice cut scene where Therakiel believes himself to be triumphant only to have Doctor Destroyer show up and rain on his parade. Then, you’ll find yourself back at Juryrig’s garage, where he tells you to hop into the time machine while he holds off the bad guys. Since you’re in the time machine when it is activated, you’ll retain the memory of what has happened. Therefore, it’s up to you to stop the Apocalypse from actually happening in the future. Fortunately, Dr. Ka has some knowledge about what has happened and will work with you to avert such a fate for the world.

There you have it, my friends. The mission chain for the Vibora Bay Apocalypse is an interesting and well thought out one. I enjoyed the fact that I could complete the missions at my leisure and I didn’t have to complete every single mission to finish the crisis. (Even though I did actually do all the missions just to see how they played out.) Basically, you’ll do a few missions in Millennium City, the end result being that you’re betrayed. After that, you’ll travel to a ruined Vibora Bay to stop the Apocalypse, but you’ll be unable to do so. However, there is still hope in the fact that your hero knows what is coming and, with help, can work to defeat the Apocalypse from happening.
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