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Leviathan enigmatic fortress
By ZeroDivide
A guide through the options of the Enigmatic fortress after its defeat.
It was hard to find a good guide for this, most just mention "follow the right path" and suggest trial and error to discover that right path. But while error results in the fortress 'restarting' I noticed I couldn't attempt entry again after it restarts and was defeated a second time. Which means you you need to get it right the first time. And to top it all off, it was very confusing knowing what I needed to do for some of the options.

So here is what you need to do to get 'rewarded' for this Leviathan event.
Part 1 Gaining Entry
You have two options here. Demolitions team (Troop transport) or Local power surge (Science ship)
-To use the demo team, have your transport research the remains like debris. Your troop transport is destroyed during this event.
-To use the power surge, select your science ship and do "research projects in the system" from the galactic map. - it costs you 50 energy
Part 2 The tower
Regardless of which option you picked, you progress to 'the tower'
- "Rearrange the metal tori on the poles" all other options fail.
Part 3 The Pivot
You have 4 options here. Home system research, supply dark matter, Use force, and black hole research.

Use force (military ship in close proximity of the fortress, and then you research it in your event log)

Study the local star (Level 1 Scientist at fortress system star required. research the star like debris)
-Choose "the middle" beginning and end fail.

Supply dark matter (Level 1 scientist in close proxmity to the fortress, you need access to the strategic resource dark matter, and then you research it in your event log)

Black hole research (level 5 scientist near any blackhole, research it like debris)
If you used the military ship option System explodes!!!
All the ships/stations/peoples in the system are destroyed.
All planets and moons are transformed into Molten worlds that can not sustain life. (some older versions give you tomb worlds, with high pop limits)

All other options give you ONE Super Tec at random (better then tier 5 research options, older versions would give you all 5 tec options)
+3 Components: Shields, Power, Disruption field (not just a station component)
+2 Accessory: +6 Evasion, and another for +3 to both tracking and targeting
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GreyBeard512 Sep 21, 2021 @ 11:38pm 
To be clear, by massively overwhelming I mean at least a 150K, preferably 200K, fleet to wipe it out permanently. Once it is "dead" your ships stop firing. You need enough shots in the air to finish it off.
Mal Sep 21, 2021 @ 2:50pm 
Just lost my 50k army to that explotion on ironman...guess i wont do that again, like ever... :D
Dezmodian May 12, 2021 @ 12:36pm I got exceedingly lucky then. The battle was tough, but got in with the science power option, recognized the test as a a test, gave it some dark matter, and got fun stuff. Was a little sad the thing vanished after though-would have loved to have a relic remain as a token lol. Dang. I was curious what happened with other options-but geeze!
GreyBeard512 Jul 9, 2020 @ 6:52pm 
@No Special Occasion Does it present quests when you beat it? If so, you are meant to solve the quests within a tight time limit, otherwise it resets. And it is buggy, so if you didn't solve it the first time you may not be able to solve it now. In that case, wait until you have massively overwhelming force before attacking it. Sometimes massively overwhelming force will destroy it and it won't come back.
HolocoasterNeverHappened Jul 9, 2020 @ 2:29pm 
That FUCKHEAD mission BREAKS the game with a constant REBOOT of itself regardless of what i DO or WHERE i am!!!!
Technolord May 9, 2020 @ 7:50am 
@Benjamin Franklin "A guide through the options of the Enigmatic fortress after its defeat." That is the description of the guide lol
Benjamin Franklin Apr 28, 2020 @ 6:20pm 
I think it's important to first mention that you need to subdue it, before anything else.
Intrepid Mar 5, 2019 @ 4:15am 
Playing 2.1.3 Niven. Before reading this guide I got to the Pivot and I went for the torpedo option, nothing happened, reload, torpedo, nothing again. After another reload I went for "study local system" and then I finished the event chain. Pitty I've missed the fun of losing most of my navy.
Ampelmann Jan 19, 2019 @ 8:28am 
Militus Immortalis Nov 25, 2018 @ 11:14am 
Ah, cool. Going away kinda sucks!