The Lost Marshes stilted structures and expansive wilderness might not be what you are expecting, and likewise, the clever solutions to the Pandora Puzzle and clever method of locating the Prometheus Sprite might not be immediately intuitive. Luckily, this guide ought to help you with both so that you can claim their sweet Stars.
The Star Statue Puzzles in The Talos Principle 2 are puzzles dotted throughout the 12 regions of game, with 2 Statues in each region. Solving them allows you to acquire Stars, and once you have them all, you’ll be able to enter the Astronomical Temple near the Megastructure.
There are 3 different kinds of Star Statue Puzzles: Prometheus Puzzles, which require you to chase his sprites through the region; Pandora Puzzles, which require to you connect her box to a beam to activate; and Sphinx Puzzles, which require you to solve a key placard.
The Lost Marshes (North 3) Pandora Puzzle
The Pandora statue in The Lost Marshes is easy to find; it is located between Puzzles 2, 3, and 5 in the center of a bog (Image 1). Notice the Green Receiver in the center of Pandora’s Box, facing west, which you’ll need to power with a Green beam.
The first step to powering the Green Receiver is to generate a Blue and Red beam, which you will use to activate a nearby RGB Converter. To get the Blue beam, head into Puzzle 2 (Image 2), and then grab the Accumulator and use the Fan to get up to a raised platform (Image 3). From here, you can turn the Accumulator Blue by connecting to the Blue Generator and letting it absorb it (Image 4). From here, you can simply connect the Blue Accumulator to an RGB Converter on a nearby spire (Image 5) in order to feed a Blue beam into it (Image 6).
Next, go to Puzzle 5 (Image 7) and enter. Grab the Accumulator and turn it Red by connecting it for a few moments to the Red Generator (Image 8). Then, back up to the point in the puzzle where you can see the same RBG-Converter-topped spire and connect the Red Accumulator to the RGB Converter (Image 9) so that a Red Beam is powering it (Image 10).
With both the Red and Blue Accumulators from Puzzles 2 and 5 powering the RGB Converter, the Converter should be glowing Green (Image 11).
To connect this Green RGB Converter to the Green Receiver on Pandora’s Box, you’ll need to head to Puzzle 3 (Image 12). Go through the Puzzle and place the Converter next to the drillable wall (Image 13), then go around a use a Drill to go through and grab the Converter (Image 14). From here, simply connect the Converter to the RGB Converter on the spire (Image 15) to Pandora’s Box’s Receiver (Image 16). If done correctly, a Green beam should be feeding from the RBG Converter to the Green Receiver (Image 17), and you should get an audio cue indicating you’ve completed Pandora’s Puzzle.
Once you’ve powered up the Green Receiver on Pandora’s Box and heard the audio cue, you can head back to the Statue to collect the Star (Image 18).
The Lost Marshes (North 3) Prometheus Puzzle
The Prometheus Statue in the Lost Marshes can be found behind Puzzle 1, slightly south of the center of the island (Image 1). The text on its placard says “Find my sprite and follow it until it leads you back to me,” indicating that you need to find Prometheus’s blue Sprite and chase it.
To start, head to Puzzle 7 (Image 2), and then turn around, so that you can see the paths going off to the left of the sign (Image 3). Follow the path that goes off to the right (northeast) and follow it. You will pass by a green statue (Image 4) and through a structure containing a fire and red button (Image 5), going through the right-hand path through that. Eventually, the path will lead you to a structure that juts off the coast (Image 6), where the Sprite will be.
Approach the structure (Image 7), then jump across the stone platforms (Image 8) until you can touch the blue Sprite. It will then move to the stairs of the structure, back on land (Image 9).
After touching it, the Sprite will travel for a bit before stopping just off the edge of a cliff. Since you can’t fall to your death in The Talos Principle 2, you can safely leap off the cliff to touch the Sprite (Image 10), which will then go through the aforementioned structure with the fire and red button, where you can touch it again (Image 11).
Next, the Sprite will fly way up onto the southeast leg of the Tower itself (Image 12). In order to reach it, you should begin climbing Puzzle 6’s stairway (Image 13) until you almost reach the puzzle, then jump off the stairs to the right (Image 14) to reach the base of the leg (Image 15). Despite the incline, you can actually climb directly up the leg (though you may need to jump) in order to reach the Sprite (Image 16). Once you do, feel free to leap off — you won’t die from the fall (Image 17).
Next, the Sprite will move to a rocky outcropping near a hand terminal (Image 18), across a small ravine from the statue itself (Image 19). After touching it, it will finally move to be just in front of the Prometheus Statue (Image 20), completing the puzzle.
After touching the Sprite the last time, you will be able to grab a Star from the Statue (Image 21).
Collecting both Stars in the region will make progress toward opening up the Astronomical Temple outside the Megastructure, but you will need all 24 Stars from each of the 12 Regions in order to do so. Check out our other Star Statue guides for information.
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