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The Sphinx is an NPC in Act 2 of Torchlight II.

A giant, statue-like being, it guards the entry to the Forsaken Vaults in the Ossean Wastes. The player must contact it as part of the main quest The Eve of War, upon which it answers in riddles:

The Mana Queen has come and gone,
through this gate, she journeyed on.
Follow her and pay the cost.
Hasten forth, or she'll be lost
My ancient charge, to guard the gate
The desert sands to contemplate.
In Stygian realms lurks beast of yore
Part drake, part lion: Manticore.
Lay its skin before my eyes,
And passage through shall be your prize.

The player thus receives the quest Lair of the Manticore, which must be completed before the Sphinx gives the way into the Vaults free.

Characters and monsters

Classes

T1: AlchemistDestroyerVanquisher
T2: BerserkerEmbermageEngineerOutlander

Non-player characters

T1: SylBrinkVasmanGorenGorn and FurlHatchTrill-Bot 4000Duran the TransmuterDuros the BladeHorseUlrecGoldenrodKolosTriyaGarValeria
T2: Commander ValeElemental GuardiansFazeer ShahGrand RegentProfessor StokerSphinx

Monsters and races

AnimalBanditBasiliskBitterspriteBlood DiscipleBurrowerConstructCursed SwordDark ZealotDragonkinDwarfDwarven AutomataElementalEstherianEzrohirFelwingGargoyleGelGhostGoblinGoblin HoundLichManticoreMechanical ConstructMimicMirkaMyconNetherimPonyaPhase BeastRatlinRoachSkeletonSpectral DragonSpectreSpiderStriderSturmbeornTattered LurkerTroglodyteTrollTu'taraVarkolynWerewolfWitchYakotaurZeraphiZombie

Bosses

T1: Brink the CorruptedLady AleeraLady MarishkaLady VeronaThe OverseerVilebrackenEmber ColossusKragMedeaShadeMaster AlricOrdrak

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