awhile back, i found a guide here on the forums showing people how to solo this quest without investing TP into gold-seal hires. (if someone could provide me a link for reference, i'll put it here)http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php...=XOrian+cipherEdit: TY Spoprockel
it was somewhat complicated, requiring you to manipulate skeletal archers into position.
There is now an easier way. (untested)
If you happen to have an Artificer, it is now possible to solo the Xorian Cipher with just a single Hireling, and no dancing around with Skellie Archers.
Step 1: Clear the East and West Hallways
Step 2: park your Hireling and Puppy on the pressure plates in East Hall, run to West Hall
Step 3: Summon a Flame Turret on top of one Pressure plate, stand on the other (needs testing)
the doors should open, allowing you to progress into the west area.
clear the mobs, then taget the lever below and order your Hire/Pet to throw it.
call both your Hire and pet up to you (so they dont get slaughtered), solve the puzzle, then clear out the skellies below