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Abandoned Aqueduct
Abandoned Aqueduct.png
Origin of Tar
Stage 2
Soundtrack Terra Pluviam

Lunar Seer Quote
You dream of sand beneath your feet.

Adandoned Aqueduct logbook diorama

The Abandoned Aqueduct is an arid, sprawling desert located on Petrichor V and is a Stage 2 Environment encountered in Risk of Rain 2.

Massive skeletons and pools of tar are littered around, and a towering aqueduct pouring down tar dominates the area.

Monsters

Hidden Chamber

The Hidden Chamber necessary for the completion of the Death Do Us Part Challenge is locked behind the Ancient Gate located in the sandy hills outside of the central aqueduct walls, just behind the large tar pit. To open the gate, two Pressure Plates must be found and triggered. These Pressure Plates spawn in two of eight different locations throughout the level, and can be located using the Radar Scanner.png Radar ScannerBgEquipment.pngRadar Scanner.png45sReveal all nearby interactables.
Reveal all interactables within 500m for 10 seconds.
through which they are marked with a ? icon.

Both plates must be activated and held down at the same time, whether by multiple players or weighted objects such as:

When both plates are activated, the Ancient Gate will open and the tunnel to the Hidden Chamber may be entered. Inside are two unique Elite Elder Lemurian.png Elder Lemurians; Kjaro and Runald. Upon their death, they will drop a Kjaro's Band.png Kjaro's BandBgUncommon.pngKjaro's Band.pngHigh damage hits also blasts enemies with a runic flame tornado. Recharges over time.
Hits that deal more than 400% damage also blasts enemies with a runic flame tornado, dealing 300% (+300% per stack) TOTAL damage over time. Recharges every 10 seconds.
and a Runald's Band.png Runald's BandBgUncommon.pngRunald's Band.pngHigh damage hits also blasts enemies with runic ice. Recharges over time.
Hits that deal more than 400% damage also blasts enemies with a runic ice blast, slowing them by 80% for 3s (+3s per stack) and dealing 250% (+250% per stack) TOTAL damage. Recharges every 10 seconds.
 respectively, and will complete the challenge Death Do Us Part which allows both items to drop in future runs.

Pressure Plate Locations

Newt Altars

The Newt Altars can spawn in various locations across the Abandoned Aqueduct:

  1. High ledge across from Ancient Gate and sand pit
  2. On top of an aqueduct wall
  3. In fossil head skull (on very top of the map)

Lore

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Day 0
Nightmare. I find myself in the middle of a desert - with no other survivors in sight. I scavenged for resources, but soon giant insects began to crawl out of the earth and take aggressive stances. Once they gathered their numbers - and presumably their confidence - they charged me. 

In avoiding their assault, I slipped and fell backwards into a waterfall of mysterious liquid. I tumbled within as it rushed me down, deep into an underground cavern. I crawled out, and thankfully the insects have stopped following me. I may have broken my leg - but thankfully CHIT(?) I have a healing drone to administer aid. It will take a few days to get my strength back. 

Day 1
I am grateful that I repaired this drone before my untimely tumble - I would assuredly be dead without it. My vision is blurry - I fear I have also suffered a CHIT concussion. My leg has begun to feel better. I will have to continue to wait. I grow hungry.

Day 2
My healing drone has stopped giving me aid. It hovers far away now - and moves back as I move forward. I've been feeling nauseous, and have been feeling the urge to CHIT CHIT vomit. I occasionally spit out black liquid - I fear something is gravely wrong.

Day 3
My CHIT CHIT drone has left.  I have CHIT lost my vision. My mouth and eyes fill with foul dark liquid. I am alone.

Day 9
CHIT CHIT CHIT CHIT CHIT CHIT CHIT CHIT CHIT I-I neED CHIT CHIT CHIT chit chit chit CHIT
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Version History

Anniversary Update
  • Bug Fixes
    • Abandoned Aqueduct now has defensive tar fully circling outside of the play area
PC Patch v1.0.1.1 (Build ID No.5440050)
Early Access Artifacts Content Update
  • Gameplay Changes
    • 🌧 Disable Ice & Fire Elder Lemurian.png Elder Lemurians from spawning if the gate isn’t legitimately opened. We see you, Mr Streamer.
Early Access Hidden Realms Content Update
  • Gameplay Changes
    • Reduce spawn cost of Clay Templar.png Clay Templars to match other maps with Clay Templars
    • Fix some collisions
Early Access Scorched Acres Content Update
  • Gameplay Changes
    • Fix a map hole that allowed the player to get out of bounds.
    • Can now spawn new monsters post-loop

Trivia

  • The internal development name for Abandoned Aqueduct is Goo Lake.[1]
  1. A Chat with the Makers of Risk of Rain 2 (Hopoo Games) https://youtu.be/j0Mpqfl3L50?t=4759
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