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Quest Ruins of an Unknown City Quest Treasures of the Imperial Palace Quest Temple of Heaven Quest Triumphant Opening Quest Chinese Lanterns Quest Tea Ceremony Quest Treasure Exhibition Quest Chinese Poetry Quest The Art of Calligraphy Quest The Imperial City Quest Mysterious City
Ruins of an Unknown City Treasures of the Imperial Palace Temple of Heaven Triumphant Opening Chinese Lanterns Tea Ceremony Treasure Exhibition Chinese Poetry The Art of Calligraphy The Imperial City Mysterious City




Mysterious City Background

Mysterious City
Quest Mysterious City
Objective(s)

Build and Upgrade:

Reward(s)

Mysterious City is a Timed Quest on the Tourist Island in which the player has 192 hours to build and upgrade a total of 5 new fixed structures with assets leading up to TOPIC-related rewards. It was released as part of an update on 03.27.2015. The event also featured capital points for the Beijing World Capital contest.[1]

Character Peking Princess
"The ruins of an unknown city have been found on Tourist Island. These ruins are a true mystery. Restore them to find out which city used to be there!"

"The residents of Megapolis have a unique opportunity to uncover a historical treasure and discover the secret of the Mysterious City. Restore the city and open it up for tourism!"

"The residents beg the mayor: restore the Mysterious City!"

"Sensational discovery! The ruins of an unknown city have been found on Tourist Island. These ruins are a true mystery. Restore them to find out which city used to be there!"

Requirements

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TIP
Depending on how one plays the game, this quest may require approximately Megabucks sm total (for assets) and Coin sm (for contracts, buildings and foundation purchases) to complete fully.

Stage 1 - Ruins of an Unknown City

The Imperial City is a unique architectural marvel. It is famed for its incredible treasures and hides many secrets!

Tasks:

Go to Tourist Island to start restoring the Mysterious City and discovering its secrets!
Visit Tourist Island Go to Tourist Island

Rewards:

Great work! You can now begin restoring the Mysterious City.
  • 150 Experience sm
  • 500 Coin sm

Stage 2 - Treasures of the Imperial Palace

You have discovered the ruins of the Imperial Palace! It used to serve as residence for 24 mighty emperors. Since time immemorial, this palace has been famed for its treasures.

Tasks:

Restore the Imperial Palace to find the treasure of the imperial family.
Imperial Palace Construction Buy the foundation of the Imperial Palace
Costs: 33,000 Coin sm or 3 Megabucks sm, 10 Power sm and 7 Water sm
Gives: 300 Experience sm, 200 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 2,000 Population Limits cap increase

Rewards:

Keep it up! You receive building materials as a reward.
  • 210 Experience sm
  • 1,000 Coin sm
  • 5 x Roof Tile Asset Roof Tile

Stage 3 - Temple of Heaven

The highest deity in China is the Sky, so the Temple of Heaven is one of the main symbols of China. This temple is a true masterpiece of architecture!

Tasks:

Restore the Temple of Heaven and finish restoring the Imperial Palace. Continue restoring the city to discover its secrets!
Imperial Palace L1 Build the Imperial Palace
Costs:
5 x Roof Tile Asset Roof Tile (5 from Stage 2 above)
5 x Scaffolding Cover Asset Scaffolding Cover
Gives: 350 Experience sm, 500 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 2,700 Population Limits cap increase and access to Opening of the Imperial Palace to the Public contract at the Imperial Palace
Temple of Heaven Buy the Temple of Heaven
Costs: 143,000 Coin sm or 2 Megabucks sm, 44 Power sm and 26 Water sm
Gives: 560 Experience sm, 380 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 13,200 Population Limits cap increase, then 960 Coin sm and 42 Experience sm every 7 hours and access to Chinese Lantern Festival contract at the Imperial Palace

Rewards:

You receive experience as a reward for your work. The time has come to open the Imperial Palace to the public!
  • 280 Experience sm
  • 1,600 Coin sm

Stage 4 - Triumphant Opening

According to legend, the Imperial Palace has 10,000 rooms. And now all of them will be open to the public!

Tasks:

Open the Imperial Palace to the public. Keep exploring the Mysterious City!
Imperial Palace L2 Build a Tea House
Costs:
5 x Cords Asset Cords
5 x Facing Plates Asset Facing Plates
Gives: 550 Experience sm, 900 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 3,600 Population Limits cap increase upon completion and access to Tea Ceremony contract at the Imperial Palace
Palace Museum L1 Buy the foundation of the Palace Museum
Costs: 40,000 Coin sm or 3 Megabucks sm, 15 Power sm and 1 Water sm
Gives: 350 Experience sm, 600 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 2,800 Population Limits cap increase
Contract Opening of the Imperial Palace to the Public Accept the Opening of the Imperial Palace to the Public contract
Requires: Imperial Palace (Level 1)
Costs: 200 Coin sm and 15 minutes
Gives: 800 Coin sm and 7 Experience sm upon completion

Rewards:

Congratulations on opening the Imperial Palace! As a reward, you receive building materials. You can find them in your Storehouse.
  • 350 Experience sm
  • 2,300 Coin sm
  • 10 x Ozonizer Asset Ozonizer

Stage 5 - Chinese Lanterns

In ancient times, Chinese lanterns were used to carry signals between commanders and army divisions. Since then, Chinese lanterns have become a symbol of the invisible connection between people.

Tasks:

The Mysterious City is full of treasures! Restore the Palace Museum and you might find something special. Celebrate this event with your friends by launching Chinese lanterns into the air!
Palace Museum L1 Build the Palace Museum
Costs:
10 x Hygrograph Asset Hygrograph
11 x Ozonizer Asset Ozonizer (10 from Stage 4 above)
9 x Ticket Booths Asset Ticket Booths
Gives: 430 Experience sm, 1,000 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 3,700 Population Limits cap increase upon completion
House of the Rising Sun Construction Buy the foundation of the House of the Rising Sun
Costs: 50,000 Coin sm or 3 Megabucks sm, 20 Power sm and 17 Water sm
Gives: 400 Experience sm, 900 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 3,400 Population Limits cap increase
Contract Chinese Lantern Festival Complete Chinese Lantern Festival contract
Requires: Temple of Heaven
Costs: 400 Coin sm and 30 minutes
Gives: 1,600 Coin sm and 13 Experience sm upon completion

Rewards:

Great work! You receive the Imperial Theater as a reward. You can find it in your Storehouse.
  • 400 Experience sm
  • 3,000 Coin sm
  • Imperial Theater
Imperial Theater Imperial Theater
Requires:
  • 2x2 Plot
  • 25 Power sm and 15 Water sm
Gives:
  • 870 Experience sm, 300 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 11,400 Population Limits cap increase
  • 430 Coin sm, 70 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 14 Experience sm every 4 hours
    Coins per Minute: 1.79 Coin sm
    XP per Minute: 0.06 Experience sm
    Points per Minute: 0.29 19px-CapitalPoints.png
  • Can be sold for 46,000 Coin sm


Stage 6 - Tea Ceremony

Tea is the traditional beverage of the East, where people drink it every day. Tea is drunk to show respect, gratitude or forgiveness.

Tasks:

Your efforts were not in vain! You found the Temple of Harmony. Finish building the House of the Rising Sun and take a well-deserved rest with a cup of Chinese tea. Don't forget to invite your friends!
House of the Rising Sun L1 Build the House of the Rising Sun
Costs:
13 x Bricks Asset Bricks
12 x Column Asset Column
15 x Tools Asset Tools
Gives: 500 Experience sm, 1,000 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 4,200 Population Limits cap increase upon completion and access to Chinese Poetry Reading Contest contract at the Imperial Palace
Temple of Harmony Buy the Temple of Harmony
Costs: 64,000 Coin sm or 2 Megabucks sm, 20 Power sm and 11 Water sm
Gives: Experience sm and 6,200 Population Limits cap increase upon completion, then 560 Coin sm, 110 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 42 Experience sm every 9 hours
Contract Tea Ceremony Accept the Tea Ceremony contract
Requires: Imperial Palace: Tea House (Level 2)
Costs: 800 Coin sm and 1 hour
Gives: 3,500 Coin sm and 32 Experience sm upon completion

Rewards:

Keep it up! You receive experience for the work you have completed. Keep exploring the Mysterious City!
  • 530 Experience sm
  • 3,800 Coin sm

Stage 7 - Treasure Exhibition

The Imperial Palace is full of treasures. Among them are symbols of imperial power, armor, scenic paintings and scrolls, items made of jade and porcelain, and famous Chinese silk.

Tasks:

The city's residents want to see the legendary treasures of ancient China. Hold an exhibition of the Imperial Palace's treasures.
Imperial Palace L3 Build the Red Sun Pagoda
Costs:
11 x Facade Adhesive Asset Facade Adhesive
15 x Glass Asset Glass
7 x Gold Leaf Asset Gold Leaf
13 x Piles Asset Piles
10 x Roof Tile Asset Roof Tile
14 x T-beam Asset T-beam
Gives: 550 Experience sm, 1,100 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 4,700 Population Limits cap increase upon completion
Ceremonial Palace Construction Buy the foundation of the Ceremonial Palace
Costs: 70,000 Coin sm or 3 Megabucks sm, 22 Power sm and 20 Water sm
Gives: 500 Experience sm, 1,000 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 3,500 Population Limits cap increase
Contract Imperial Palace Treasure Exhibition Complete an Imperial Palace Treasure Exhibition contract
Requires: Palace Museum (Level 1)
Costs: 3,100 Coin sm and 3 hours
Gives: 13,400 Coin sm and 115 Experience sm upon completion

Rewards:

Great job! You found the ruins of the Ceremonial Palace. It's time to start restoring it!
  • 630 Experience sm
  • 4,700 Coin sm
  • 10 x Mirrors Asset Mirrors

Stage 8 - Chinese Poetry

Poetry is a very important part of Chinese culture. It's inseparably linked to paintings, calligraphy and especially music.

Tasks:

Unlock the secrets of the Imperial Hall! Hold a Chinese poetry reading contest in honor of the Imperial Hall's completion.
Palace Museum L2 Build the Imperial Hall
Costs:
10 x Brazilian Marble Asset Brazilian Marble
12 x Decorative Plaster Asset Decorative Plaster
15 x Drainage Devices Asset Drainage Devices
12 x Flexible Hoses Asset Flexible Hoses
13 x Gypsum Fibreboard Asset Gypsum Fibreboard
17 x Mirrors Asset Mirrors (10 from Stage 7 above)
16 x Nails Asset Nails
Gives: 530 Experience sm, 2,000 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 4,800 Population Limits cap increase upon completion, then 1,300 Coin sm, 340 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 60 Experience sm every 11 hours and access to Calligraphy Lesson contract at the Imperial Palace
Contract Chinese Poetry Reading Contest Accept a Chinese Poetry Reading Contest contract
Requires: House of the Rising Sun (Level 1)
Costs: 5,400 Coin sm and 5 hours
Gives: 23,500 Coin sm and 225 Experience sm upon completion

Rewards:

As a reward for the actions you completed, you receive building materials. You can find them in your Storehouse.
  • 740 Experience sm
  • 5,700 Coin sm
  • 5 x Turf Asset Turf

Stage 9 - The Art of Calligraphy

Chinese calligraphy holds an important place in traditional Chinese culture. It's not just a means of communication, but also a way for people to express themselves aesthetically.

Tasks:

You found the ruins of the Meditation Garden. Restore it and dive into the spirit of the Ancient East!
House of the Rising Sun L2 Build the Meditation Garden
Costs:
15 x Border Tape Asset Border Tape
17 x Flower Beds Asset Flower Beds
12 x Geotextiles Asset Geotextiles
16 x Lawn Trellises Asset Lawn Trellises
11 x Marble Gravel Asset Marble Gravel
10 x Sand Asset Sand
14 x Turf Asset Turf (5 from Stage 8 above)
Gives: 650 Experience sm, 2,000 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 5,000 Population Limits cap increase upon completion, then 1,160 Coin sm, 300 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 43 Experience sm every 8 hours
Contract Calligraphy Lesson Complete the Calligraphy Lesson contract
Requires: Imperial Hall (Level 2)
Costs: 9,800 Coin sm and 7 hours
Gives: 42,400 Coin sm and 366 Experience sm upon completion

Rewards:

Great work! There's just a little left to do and you'll solve the mystery of the Mysterious City!
  • 860 Experience sm
  • 6,800 Coin sm

Stage 10 - The Imperial City

The main mystery and treasure of the East is the wisdom that can be achieved only once you gain spiritual enlightenment.

Tasks:

Finish building the Ceremonial Palace and start meditating. Keep meditating and the wisdom of the East will reveal itself to you!
Ceremonial Palace L1 Build the Ceremonial Palace
Costs:
13 x Column Asset Column
16 x Facade Adhesive Asset Facade Adhesive
14 x Glass Asset Glass
10 x Gold Leaf Asset Gold Leaf
11 x Mirrors Asset Mirrors
15 x Paving Stones Asset Paving Stones
9 x Precious Wood Furniture Asset Precious Wood Furniture
12 x Vase Asset Vase
Gives: 650 Experience sm, 2,700 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 4,500 Population Limits cap increase upon completion, then 720 Coin sm, 250 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 23 Experience sm every 5 hours
Contract Lotus Meditation Accept the Lotus Meditation contract
Requires: Meditation Garden
Costs: 12,400 Coin sm and 8 hours
Gives: 53,800 Coin sm and 442 Experience sm upon completion

Rewards:

Congratulations, you managed to restore the legendary Imperial City! You receive the Tianshi Mansion as a reward. You can find it in your Storehouse. Build it to get a new title!
  • Experience sm
  • 8,000 Coin sm
  • Tianshi Mansion

Reward - Mysterious City

Tianshi Mansion Tianshi Mansion
Requires:
  • 3x4 Plot
  • 75 Power sm and 45 Water sm
Gives:
  • Experience sm, 1,000 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 33,500 Population Limits cap increase
  • 3,100 Coin sm, 510 19px-CapitalPoints.png and 100 Experience sm every 10 hours
    Coins per Minute: 5.17 Coin sm
    XP per Minute: 0.17 Experience sm
    Points per Minute: 0.85 19px-CapitalPoints.png
  • Access to Comprehending the Ways of Nature contract at the Imperial Palace
  • Can be sold for 138,000 Coin sm


Achievement after Building the Tianshi Mansion

Achievement Expert on China "You built the Tianshi Mansion and earned a new title: Expert on China. Be sure to tell your friends!"
  • Experience sm
  • 30,000 Coin sm
  • Megabucks sm


Trivia

  • Social Quantum's internal name for this quest is "Загадочный город" which translates to "The Mysterious City".
  • Social Quantum's ID for this quest is 10079194.

References

  1. SQ Forum: Update 03.27.2015

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