The Architect is an NPC in Hellpoint.

Architect - Information

  • The last remaining Architect. He is trying to escape the station, and asks for your help in order to achieve that goal.


  • If you pay attention, you can catch a quick glimpse of this NPC in the Arcology area, in the section of the level leading to the Sohn District area, that you can only access by using 1x Arcology Limited Access Passport. You can't interact with him in this location : he is walking along a scripted path, on the other side of a grate, and doesn't react to your presence / totally ignores you.


  • You can properly meet him for the first time in the Sohn District area, just next to the Sohn District - Control Center breach. Once you have exhausted all of his initial dialogue, there are two ways to progress his questline:
    • Either gain knowledge about the Piercing of Dimensions ;
    • Or gain knowledge about the Mass A.I.


  • You can learn more about the Piercing of Dimensions in the Athenaeum subsection of the Alma Mater Atrium area.
    • Starting from the Alma Mater Atrium - Athenaeum breach : when having the breach at your back, go straight forward.
    • You'll arrive in the arena / boss room, where your defeated Our Preying Hostess ; go to the very middle of this room, turn right, and then go forward.
    • In front of you, there are now two staircases, both going up : one to the right, and one to the left. You can take either one, it doesn't change anything.
    • Now that you've reached the second floor, head toward the middle of this space, occupied by several futuristic "bookshelves".
    • As you approach, you'll distinguish a "book" sticking out of one of the bookshelves, and lit with a slightly more pronounced red lighting.
    • If you inspect it, you'll gain + 0,33% Data ; and the message "You've gained knowledge about the Piercing of Dimensions." will appear.


  • You can learn more about the Mass A.I. at the very start of the Arisen Dominion area.
    • Starting from the Arisen Dominion - Solar Promenade breach : when facing the breach, and having the door through which you came from the Embassy at your back : turn right, go forward, and then up the stairs.
    • Once you're up there, to your right, there is a stack of stylish..."crates" (?) ; go around them, on the left side, and you'll discover a semi-hidden passage.
    • Follow that passage, until you arrive at a crossroad, with a path going to the right, and a path going to the left.
    • Take the path going to the right, and you'll soon enter a room, with two distinct floors, and several futuristic "bookshelves".
    • Go up the stairs that you can see, right ahead of you.
    • On the "second floor", you'll find 1x Entropic Melee Conductor, sitting on a pedestal, to the right side.
    • If you go inspect the "book" sticking out of the "bookshelf", and lit with a slightly more pronounced red lighting, you'll gain + 0,33% Data ; and the message "You gained knowledge about Mass A.I." will appear.


  • Once you have completed either one of these pre-requisite conditions, you can get back to the Control Center in the Sohn District area, and talk to the Architect, in order to progress his questline further.
  • WARNING. You imperatively have to complete this step before defeating any of the three Cosmic Gods (Undisturbed Defas Nemundis ; Ozyormy Goija, the Master of Puppets ; and Uthos, the Ash-Born). If that is not the case, the Architect will automatically move to the next location of his questline, which is the Observatory ; and you will miss a certain number of items.


  • Once you tell him about the massive AI he will ask you how you feel. You can choose to attack him or help him. Regardless if you tell him about the A.I. or about the Dimensions, if you agree to help him, an escort mission will begin. Follow him to the Sohn District - Bowels where you'll fight multiple enemies. You can find 1x Material: Charged Prism and 1x Model: Light Shield Conductor. When you reach the end of the conduits he will ask you to let him rest for a bit. You can use this opportunity to explore the area. Once you are done, speak to him. Depending on your choices during the first conversation he reacts differently and either opens the door to the left by himself, or he gives you a choice for opening either the left or the right door. Both ways will finish the quest, but the way and loot is different. Also the left way opens a shortcut back to the alleys of Sohn District while the right door opens a shortcut back to Sohn District inside the area that requires the Ministry Credentials to enter. On the left path, after you reach the final room, you'll be able to pick up the complete Architect Set and 1x Heater Spear. At the end of either path he will tell you that you can meet him at the Observatory and leave.
  • NOTE: If you kill him he will drop the Bloodied Architect Set and a key to open the doors located at the Bowels. There you can find 1x Omnicube Defense System, 1x Inselium Rod and 1x Diamond Ingot.
  • You can now find the Architect at the Observatory, next to the Breach. Talk to him, and he will tell you that you need to restore the power to the Ateliers and craft Model: A.I. Patch Conductor.
    • Restore power to Ateliers: Head towards Port Issoudun. Head to the lowest level and you'll find a ramp. Head down and you'll find a big room with a computer. Interact with the computer and insert the code 72501. This will restore the power to the Ateliers
    • A.I. Patch Conductor: In order to craft the conductor you'll need:
      • 1x Material: Nervous Wiring: Can be found at Arcology Underside near the Aegis Armature Set. You'll need to explore the building located to the left. Go down using the platforms and you'll find it at the bottom.
      • 1x Material: Pulse Mineral: Can be found at Arisen Dominion. From the Mausoleum Hall, go down the stairs until it splits. Head down, turn left and defeat the enemies. Use the magnetic lift to keep going down. Walk through the platform until the road splits. Head left and pick it up. 
      • 1x Material: Alumina: Can be found at Alma Mater Atrium. After killing Consumer you can either go straight or go up using the stairs. Continue Straight. Go up using the elevator and defeat the enemies. Inside that room, you will find it. 
      • 1000x Inselium Particles: Can be acquired by processing the following materials at the Universal Printer: Raw InseliumInselium Rod or Inselium Ingot
  • Once you have everything ready talk to him again. Deliver him the A.I. Patch Conductor and tell him that you have already restored the power to the High Ateliers. He will tell you to meet him there. NOTE: A glitch can occur that causes him to remain in the Observatory instead of moving to the High Ateliers. This seems to happen if you speak to him again after he tells you to meet him at the High Ateliers. Therefore it is safest to head straight to the Ateliers after you have restored the power and given him the AI Patch Conductor. 
  • Head to the High Ateliers and before you'll find him on the left part of the last room, behind some bars. Speak to him before going in to complete his quest line.

Architect - Locations

  • The Architect has his own questline ; as you complete each step, he will move to different locations.
  • He can first be seen in the Arcology area, in the section leading to the Sohn District area, but you won't be able to interact with him yet.
  • Your first proper meeting with this NPC will occur in the Sohn District area, just next to the Sohn District - Control Center breach.
  • If you fulfill the required conditions (See Architect - Informations for more details), a scripted escort mission will begin, which starts at the Sohn District - Control Center breach, and leads you into the Bowels subsection of the Sohn District area.
  • After you have completed the escort mission, the Architect will move to the Observatory area, just next to the Observatory - Podium breach.
  • Once you have restored the power, and delivered him the A.I Patch Conductor, he will then move to his final location, in the High Ateliers area.

Architect - Notes & Tips

  • ?


First meeting in Sohn District   Who the hell are you? How did you get here?
Can you understand me? Tell me who you are!
Answer 1: A Spawn of the Author.   You're wearing the suit.
So the machine has finally begun to fiddle with procreation, has it?
One more synthetic lie... I can't wait to get the hell out of here.
I was... I am... responsible for the commission of Irid Novo.
I've managed to locate Earth and Ellion, and we can make it out of here if I can fix the Interface.
You look like you can take of yourself.
What do you really know about what's going on?
Answer 2: I am the harbinger of free will.   Right...
Well, don't let me keep you from your self-deterministic journey.
Just exercise your free will far away from me.
Talk (after Answer 2):  Sorry I disturbed you earlier. Uh-huh, sure.
You look like you can take of yourself.
What do you really know about what's going on?
Answer 3: I'm afraid my presence requires your death.   ???
    Note: The following dialogue changes depending on whether you found out about Merging Dimensions or Mass AI

Answer A: I know about our attempt to pierce through meta-dimensions.

  Attempt? We succeeded! We have built the most powerful Puncturer the world has ever known.
I don't care what you've heard, you'll never find any proof that the Puncturer is responsible for this ... "Merge" incident.
In any case, fixing it is the only way to warp out of here.
It's my only chance. I have to get back to my family.
Would you be willing to assist me?
Answer B: I know about the Mass A.I.  


Right. We were indeed experimenting with an Arisen Mass AI.
How do you feel about that?


B Sub-Answer: It's the Author, isn't it?

No, the Author is a simple user interface operating in the High Ateliers.
It's not very sophisticated... why they called it "the Author" is beyond me.
I have got to get out of here and come back to my family.

  Sub-Answer: I find the Author to be quite an amazing achievement.

Yeah, some people are still amazed by computers.
Some folks are just as easily impressed by their own minds.
I'd rather get away from all this.
I don't know if I can manage it alone.
But if it works out, we can warp away from this forsaken place.
Will you help me?

  Sub-Answer: You're being naive. ?
  Sub-Answer: You can call me the "containment method." (Attack) ?
B Sub-Answer: Isn't that rather frowned upon?


B Sub-Answer: It will take its rightful place as God.

Don`t be a fool, there is no god.

B Sub-Answer: ... ?
Answer C: Nothing that I'd be able to explain yet.  
I thought as much.
Well, come back if you learn anything. I can't help you right now.
    Note: After talking about AI or Dimensions and agreeing to help the dialogue continues.
Answer: Tell me about it first.   There's no time to explain. I'll give you more information about the plan later, you have my word.
For now, there's some gear I need to get a hold of. This place is full of hidden areas, and my workshop is one of them.
Help me reach it, and you can keep whatever you can carry. Something tells me you're going to need it.
So that's what I have to do. Will you help me?
  Answer: Okay Great. I'm ready to go. Are you?
  Answer: Sure, let's go. Thank you for this.
  Answer: I can't right now. Well, don't bother coming back. I'll be going then.
I'm sorry. Goodbye.
Answer: I can't interfere.

  Well then, good luck to you. If you'll excuse me, I have business to attend to.
  Talk (after conversation ended): What can I do for you? So, have you reconsidered?
Okay then.
I don't know if I can manage it alone.
But if it works out, we can warp away from this forsaken place.
Will you help me?
  Answer: I can't interfere. As you wish.
I don't blame you for your cowardice. That's the path most people choose.
Then head for the Observatory. You'll be safe there.
    End of conversation

Talk (at a certain milestone during this Quest)


We've finally reached the conduits.
God, I hate this place. It's become completely overrun.
I don't feel so good about staying here.
The whispering voices are... much louder here.
Please...give me a minute to rest.
Yeah, we shouldn't stay here any longer than we need to.

// NOTE: Depending on your choices during the first talk you may get another reaction here and no choice for doors.

You've barely said a single word since we met. What's wrong with you?
If I give you the choice between this door and that one, could you even make a decision?

Talk: The door on the left   ??
Talk: The door on the right   Well, guess I finally got something out of you! Alright, let's move.
Talk: ...   ??
Talk (at the last milestone during the quest)  

We made it.
This is one of the few supply caches that hasn't been completely looted.
Take what you need and be on your way. I've opened a way back to the city.
Listen, meet me later in the Observatory. Our chances are slim, but we can still make it out of here.
Do you even know where the Observatory is? It's the big theater with the giant aperture sitting atop the Arcology's funicular.
Be careful now. we are.
Ugh! It smells terrible in here!
I can barely recognize my own workshop, though I'm not sure why...
Anyway, take whatever you need and leave. There's more than enough for the both of us.
There's so much left to do... well, this is our only chance. Meet me later at the Observatory, if you're still walking.
Do you even know where the Observatory is? It's the big theater with the giant aperture sitting atop the Arcology's funicular.
I hope you can pull it off. Well, good luck to you.
And...thank you.

    End of conversation
After moving to Observatory  
I knew I hadn't seen the last of you.
I come here to rest. It's quieter than the rest of the station.
I hope the equipment I set up there has proven useful.
NOTE: Depending on previous choices he has alternate dialog:
You again.
I would've thought they'd made you one of them by now.
Which means you must have made a lot of friends out there. Am I wrong?
What are you still doing here?
You'll become one of them soon. Go bother someone else.
You did good back there. Hope you found something useful in that junk we found.
Answer: You said you were going to tell me about your plan.  
That's right, I did.
We won't survive much longer if we stay here.
The air is getting thick, and there's no food...
I can repair the Interface and use it to puncture a breach based on the coordinates for Earth or Ellion, whichever answers first.
I can do it. At least in theory...
So then...
Ah... I've been stranded on this cursed station for years, traveling and repairing what I could. I've never had anyone to talk to until you appeared out of nowhere.
The Merge reduced Irid Novo to ruins, but for some reason it's left the two of us intact...
Well enough about that. Here's the deal: there are two things that need to be done if we're going to have any chance to make it out of here.
One: the power to the Ateliers needs to be restored. I've repaired the main energy lines, but one more power relay needs to be rebooted. It's located underneath Port Issoudun.
Two: I need to repair the Author's Interface by building a patch conductor from parts scavenged from the station. Without it, the Puncturer can't be operated, which means we can't make any Breaches.
So that's that. I just sent you a list of components we need for the patch conductor, as well as the code that will grant you access to the power relay. Let's do this, and then we can really get this party started.
Answer: I'm completely lost. None of this makes any sense to me.   Ha! It speaks!
Evidently, you found yourself on Irid Novo.
This place has never been a paradise, but now it's really gone to hell.
I can't tell you exactly what happened, but to make a long story short, Irid Novo became a Swiss cheese of inter-dimensional Breaches and wormholes.
You've probably seen a few of them yourself.
We're no longer protected. All sorts of entities seem to have taken their slice of the pie.
I'm not a man of faith, but I can't help but pray.
Answer: Don't take it personally, but I need to kill you.   What did you just say?
> Answer: Sorry I'm not quite myself right now   Evidently. As if you even knew who you are.
> Answer: You heard me, Tin Man. Time to meet your maker.  

I'd like to see you try.

//Conversation ends

Answer: The Author did mention that he was sick.  
Yeah, that's probably how he would put it.
Considering the damage caused by the Merge, some kind of hardware malfunction isn't surprising.
The Author's strange behavior only seems to have increased over time. I mean, what gave him the idea to create you? No offense...
But enough about that. Here's the deal: I can build a patch conductor to fix whatever's wrong with the Author, and we need the Author to operate the Puncturer.
I need Alumina, Pulse Material, and Nervous Wiring to make the patch. It's pretty hard to come by, so if you find any, please let me know.
By then I'll have reestablished the administrative channel through which I can inoculate the Author.
So you got all that?
Answer: What are the Ateliers?  
The High Ateliers are where the real experiments were being conducted. All the other labs on Irid Novo pale in comparison.
I'm an Architect, and I've only been there twice. But I paid it no mind.
Now the Author has locked himself inside, and apparently he'll only open the way for you.
Yeah, I have my own little research project.
Be that as it may, this will be a unique opportunity. But as I said, I can't do anything while the place is running on emergency power.
Underneath Port Issoudun, not far from the containment silos, is a special relay station that we can use to trick the station into acting like the state of emergency has been lifted.
If I divert power fast enough, the flow will be restored, and there will be no way to cut it again.
So, you got all that?
Answer: I'll let you know if I find anything.  
I wish you luck.
Answer: ...  
Oh, Lord... alright, listen - whatever you do, stay out of trouble, and don't trust anything you see.
Can you do that? Spawn of the Author... I swear, these machines just keep having the stupidest ideas.
When shooting around him:   What the hell?
Returning   Hey. What news do you have?
Answer: Remind me what needs to be done?  
Okay, I understand. This is a complicated task.
Is there something you need?
Answer: The power to the Ateliers has been restored.  
I saw that. Good job. I imagine it must have been quite a challenge.
The air feels charged with energy. Can you feel it?
We still need to cure the Interface with an AI patch.
Check the model I gave you for the necessary components.
Stay safe.
Answer: I have the AI patch.  
Alright, let me see...
Nice work. This should override the Interface protocol and allow us to warp out of here and get to Ellion.
The Author must have infused you with some pretty interesting skills.
We've got the patch and the power. We're all set to head to the Ateliers.
I'll meet you there, next to the Interface Sanctum.
Stay safe.
After moving to High Ateliers  
I... I've been lost... for longer than I can remember.
I was frozen, facing a shadow.
I was frozen...
Seeing you eyes gives me a sliver of hope.
There's no reason to wait any longer.
Answer: I'm ready.  
I'll inject the patch while the Interface is busy with you, it's protégé.
Just keep it busy long enough. I should be able to get the Puncturer operational within a few minutes.
Let's go.
Answer: I'm not ready yet.   ???

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    • Anonymous

      The warning about completing step 1 before killing a god is false. Killing a god will cause him to move to the observatory, but the escort mission is still available up until you actually craft the A.I. Patch and give it to him. I fought both Nemundis and Uthos, then travelled back to Sohn District via tram from Port Issoudun, and the architect was back in Sohn!

      • Anonymous

        There is another variance of this.

        After getting to Sohn District Control Centre, I went down past the tram to Arcology, took the lift to 2F and later exited the area to Breach Alma Mater Atrium Otsego Mansion. From there I went and killed The Consumer Boss which left me in Union Park, I killed Our Preying Hostess Boss and got the Merging Realities information. Used a sync on the Union Park Breach and returned to Control Centre where I spoke to The Architect:
        I used the 'I am the harbinger of free will.' reply (I usually use 'I am a spawn of the author'), and then used 'I know about our attempt to pierce through meta-dimensions.' (I usually use AI since I haven't usually been to Union Park at this point).
        We go on his little tour and get to the point where he decides he needs a rest, I go through the secret door, get the info point, coin and the breech sync, kill the 4 fish and return to The Architect.
        The Architect then tells me that I have been acting suspiciously the entire time (never seen this dialogue before) and takes me to the other door (the upper one), which he then opens. I go down to the lower door, he follows me, but does not open the door, and I cannot open it either. So I go to the upper door and he follows me all of the way through that area into The Ministry (I don't even have the Ministry Key, but from the inside I can open the door that is locked from the outside). Upon speaking to The Architect again (he is now stationary at the bottom of the steps between The Bowels (tour area) and The Ministry), He gives me his cache speech:
        'We made it.
        This is one of the few supply caches that hasn't been completely looted.
        Take what you need and be on your way. I've opened a way back to the city.
        Listen, meet me later in the Observatory. Our chances are slim, but we can still make it out of here.
        Do you even know where the Observatory is? It's the big theater with the giant aperture sitting atop the Arcology's funicular.
        Be careful now.'

        as if he took me through the correct door leading to his cache... after that he moved to The Observatory and I am locked out of his cache (Heater Spear and Architect Arrnor Set).

        • Anonymous

          Oh they had a quest
          ... Well he's kinda dead, I mean it's not my fault i was startled once going up the steps to be confronted by a green glow stick in dead space armour and my first thoughts "shiny, glowy, TAKE ITS BLOODY LUCKY CHARMS OR AT LEAST A NICE HAT"

          • Turns out after experiencing the bug where he appears where you first find him. I went into the Blue Sun DLC and he was there in the Hub and managed to complete his quest it that way, haven't completed the game yet, just didn't want to forget about what's just happened with me. Hope it workss!

            • Anonymous

              Beware while escorting him, if he falls off a ledge, his AI can potentially break, causing him to run straight at enemies or walls depending(prioritizes enemies), basically nullifying your ability to continue until you reload the area and restart the escort.

              • Anonymous

                to pick all coins in Bowels (his escort mission). You need to kill him by luring enemies mid-quest BUT ONLY when he's resting before opening 1 of 2 doors. I lured couple Vipers (green fish), later Small Transporter (claws) which he almost solo killed!

                -he get's immune to player damage after talking to him (can be attacked before talking, but it will make Bowels unaccesible, as he needs to unlock elevator [Picking Credentials won't be enough])

                • Anonymous

                  Wait... How do you do the first part before beating the Port boss...? When the key to get into Arisen if after beating the Port boss? Am I missing something? Did something in my game glitch that prevents me from getting in there prior?

                  • Anonymous

                    Finished his whole quest and talked to him again while he was still in the hub room. This bugged out his quest and he did not appear behind the bars before the final boss.

                    • Anonymous

                      If he gets himself killed during his escort quest, are you locked out of the Sentinel fight or is there an alternate way?

                      • Anonymous

                        For some reason, every time I return to the Sohn District he respawns in that area and restarts his mission. I’ve already restored the power, and found that I can’t re-restore power. Anyone else have this problem? Is my play through stuck with only endings 1 & 2?

                        • Anonymous

                          above union park, behind a platforming roof top section and behind a locked door, you can find his dead family. If you report your findings to him, he will become nihilistic and give up hope.

                          • Anonymous

                            I was able to begin his escort quest after reading about merging realities (it's in a book in the Alma Mater Atrium behind where you fight the hostess boss - it said in the final prompt something like "You have gained knowledge about multiple realities")

                            Instead of the AI mentioned in the article, you tell him you're aware of experiments to merge realities and he will retort that "We succeeded, though you won't find any evidence the puncturer was behind the merge" and asks you to help him so he can make his way back to his family.

                            • Anonymous

                              Any reason why you need to restore power to High Ateliers from Port terminal? Can't you just go directly to the embassy, where Author called you? Or will it break Architect's quest somehow?

                              • Anonymous

                                if you achive 150%+ data then npc's at arisen dominion will call you to talk, and ask you to bring A.I. Patch Conductor to them before you lead it to archtector so them can "fix" it, dont know how it changes endings cuz i already give it ti achitector :( perhaps it leads to ending №5

                                • Anonymous

                                  Done the escort mission only to have him go a different route and end up with 1x Omnicube Defense System, 1x Inselium Rod and 1x Diamond Ingot.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    I ve done the escort mission after beating the port issoudun boss, it might have been a bug, that they have now fixed maybe

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Had this quest glitch out. Followed the whole quest line and talked to him in the High Ateliers before the Interface. However before going in to fight the boss I left to finish up some stuff I had forgotten (finishing the eye code doors). When I returned to fight Interface, the game when straight to NG+ after the fight without the chance to fight Sentient. My guess is you can't leave and must fight Interface directly after talking to him in High Ateliers?

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