Guild Wars 2 Scarlet’s Secret Lair Guide

Scarlet’s Secret Lair

Get started by participating in the Twisted Marionette event up in Lornar’s Pass.  When it’s over, it doesn’t matter if you suceed or fail, You’ll get an update telling you to go to Lions Arch.  You’ll have to go through a brief story instance and you’ll be assigned the job of finding Scarlet’s Secret Lair.

The Twisted Marionette event can be found close to the False River Waypoint and it occurs once every two hours.


To get to Scarlet’s Secret Lair, you must go to Durmand Priory in Lornar’s Pass and head into the cave.

Energy Probes and Power Core Components

You need 50 Power Core Components in order to make a Power Core.  This power core opens the door to Scarlet’s Secret Lair.

You get 10 power Core Components for discovering the Lair for the first time, so you need to collect 40 more in order to get inside.  To collect these 40, you have a few options.  You need to interact with Energy Probes that are located all over the map.  You then kill the defenders and destroy the Energy Probe to get 1-3 Power Core Components.  They will be marked on your map.  You can find a map of all Energy Probes here.

Code Fragments

Once you have a pull Power Core, you will need to collect code fragments.  There are 5 types in total and you will need to collect 25 of each of these 5 types.  Once you do, you will be able to create a cypher that you’ll use to unlock the box inside of Scarlet’s Secret Lair.  The types are…

  • Watchwork Code Fragment
  • Aetherblade Code Fragment
  • Toxic Code Fragment
  • Molten Code Fragment
  • Scarlet’s Lockbox Code Fragment

There are two main ways to obtain these, and they both involve the Twisted Marionette event.

  1. Do the Twisted Marionette event every 2 hours in Lornar’s Pass.  The champions you see on each of the 5 paths drop the Code Fragments.  You’ll get a lot of Watchwork Code Fragments from this method.
  2. If you fail the Twisted Marionette event, you get a bag of Scarlet’s Spare Keys, where you can pick a key and get 5 code Fragments of that type.


Journal Fragments

Each box you unlock within Scarlet’s Secret Lair will give you a Scarlet Briar Fragment.  Collect all 5 Fragments in order to assemble Scarlet Briar’s Journal.