Non-overlapping Magisteria

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Non-overlapping Magisteria
Identifier: East 3-Gold
Area: Eastern Wetlands
Puzzle Type: Gold
Previous Puzzle: Preconnected
Next Puzzle: None

Non-overlapping Magisteria is the gold puzzle in the Eastern Wetlands area of The Talos Principle 2.

Puzzle elements


As you enter the puzzle, you find a connector and an inverter in the main area. There are three pressure plates that all need to be pushed in order to unlock the progress wheel. Off to the side is a room that is accessible through a purple barrier. In that room is another inverter and a red energy source. The red energy source is not directly accessible from the main area, there are two plasma walls in front of each other blocking it off. One of them can be turned off using a blue receptacle inside the room, another using a red receptacle in the main area.


A basic hint:

[ hint ]
Since the name of the puzzle is Non-overlapping Magisteria, you have to deal with multiple lasers and you have to position the instruments so that they don't overlap and cancel each other.

If you are having trouble getting started:

[ hint ]
Don't use the Connector to begin with. Can you turn off both the blue Plasma Walls with just the two inverters?

If you opened the blue walls, but can't make further progress:

[ hint ]
You should be able to open the blue plasma walls with just the two inverters. This allows you to take the connecter inside. When placing these inverters, leave plenty of space on all sides. Now, play with the connector. Can you place it in such a way that allows you to reposition the inner inverter closer to the open blue door?

If you are unsure what is the point of moving around the lasers:

[ hint ]
You have to bring out all three instruments to the main area so you can put them on the pressure plates. It is impossible to move the instruments through the purple wall. Therefore, the only way to move them would be through the open blue doors. To be able to move the items, you have to create redundancy in how you position your instruments, so that the doors remain open as you move one of the instruments.


[ solution ]


Upon completion of the puzzle, the player hears another message from Cornelius Noema Messages. That is, if this is the third gold puzzle that the player solved, they will hear the third message.