A guide to Secrets of Southsun achievements and obtaining the Southsun Stalwart achievement that requires you to complete 25 achievements under Secrets of Southsun.
What do I get for doing Southsun Stalwart achievement?
You get a title (Southsun Stalwart) and two backpieces. You get the Fervid Censer (rare backpiece) when you complete the Southsun Volunteer Fieldwork sub-achievement. You also get another exotic backpiece (Sclerite Karka Shell) when you complete Southsun Stalwart. The Sclerite Karka Shell can be upgraded to an ascended version by throwing it into the mystic forge with 50 glob of ectoplasm + 250 karka shells + 100 passion flowers (appearance remains the same).
Sclerite Karka Shell: Unfortunately there is a bug at the moment that caused the tentacles to not move (they move in the preview).
Fervid Censer: The bees in the picture move around the backpiece.
Consortium Rewards Club Member (1/25)
To get this achievement, you need to talk to a Consortium Negotiator (one can be found in Pearl Islet, you can find more in other settlements). Telling her you will help the Consortium will give you a buff. You will need to do 5 events in Southsun while this buff is active to get this achievement.
To find events, just see which waypoint is contested as there is usually an event nearby (not always).
Southsun Settler Support (2/25)
Pretty much identical to Consortium Rewards Club member except you talk to the Settler Negotiator and get their buff to do 5 events.
Southsun Sightseer (3/25)
Visit all Southsun Settlements
- Camp Karka
- Owain’s Refuge
- Kiel’s Outpost
- Pearl Islet
- Lion Point
- Pride Point
- Bridge/fortress connecting Dappled Shores and Driftglass Springs
Southsun Volunteer Fieldwork/Sample Collection (15/25)
- See this guide, this should give you 12 achievements in total.
Southsun VIP Meet and Greet (16/25)
See below if you are not sure where these VIPs are.
- Subdirector Noll (Pearl Islet)
- Researcher Levvi (Scoured Plains)
- Inspector Kiel (Pearl Islet)
- Lord Faren (Pearl Islet)
- Lady Kasmeer (Pearl Islet)
Gossip with Lord Faren and with Lady Kasmeer (18/25)
The couple is down at the beach south of the asura gate. Make sure to get Southsun Skinny Dipper achievement as well since you are automatically stripped of your armor and put on your bikini when you enter the beach area to talk with these two.
Briefing by Inspector Kiel (19/25)
Inspector Ellen Kiel is right next to the asura gate when you enter Southsun Cove, you can’t miss her.
Consultation with Researcher Levvi (20/25)
She is at Scoured Plains and should have a star on her head. You will get this achievement automatically when you do the sample collections achievement since Levvi is the NPC you need to talk to.
Confer with Subdirector Noll (21/25)
Subdirector Noll can be found next to the Asura gate as well.
Crab Toss Participant (22/25)
Super easy achievement. All you need to do is to head to this location and talk to the NPC there. Once you enter the ring, you automatically get the achievement.
Southsun Omelette Gourmand (23/25)
To get the Omelette, you will nee to go to Owain’s Refuge and do the event for her that have you collect Karka eggs (Bring Karka eggs to Owain). Eggs can be found in Karka nests around the area (hold down ctrl key to help you find them). Some nests are at the bottom of the island.
After the event finishes, stick around and Owain will become a vendor that will sell you the Karka Egg Omelet for 119 karma.
The Goggles Do Nothing (24/25)
For this achievement, you need to enter the Bakestone Cavern and go up. Before you reach the Champion Karka at the very top, you will see a pair of diving goggles (press down ctrl to help you locate it). Take the goggles and aim down to the lava. If you land inside the lava, you will get the achievement (you need to move forward a bit while in air to get inside the lava).
Southsun Skinny Dipper (25/25)
Swam without armor off Southsun. When you enter the beach area south of the Asura gate (Pearl islet), all your armor will be stripped and you can just dip in the water to get this achievement without actually having to take off your armor.