Lotus Dialogue: Dex Anniversary Rewards

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Every year, in March, the Lotus grants the Tenno a new Dex gear item to commemorate the start of Open Beta in Warframe, as well as giving all prior Dex items. The first three years, the items were delivered via simple inbox message. From the fourth anniversary on, older items were offered as rewards from alert missions.


First year (2014)

On 26 March 2014, all Tenno received an inbox message from the Lotus containing the Dex Furis dual pistols. 

Inbox message:
We Have Come So Far

[name],

It has been one Earth cycle since I called the first Tenno to wake from cryostasis. Since that day, countless more have joined our fold. In that time, much has changed. As our enemies grew stronger, you mastered new warframes. When they plotted for power, you toppled tyrants. When they hunted us, you showed them what it meant to challenge the Tenno.

To commemorate your accomplishments, I have crafted the Dex Furis. Master this weapon and use it with pride, Tenno.

Your guide,
The Lotus


Second year (2015)

On 25 March 2015, all Tenno received an inbox message with the Dex Dakra dual swords, as well as another Dex Furis.

Inbox message:
We Have Accomplished Much

Tenno,

It has been nearly two Earth cycles since I woke you. Since that time, the Tenno have grown in number and once more become a formidable presence in our System. Your perseverance and dedication to our cause has not gone unrecognised.

To salute your service, a special Dex Dakra has been crafted and delivered to your Liset. The first Earth cycle commemorative Dex Furis has also been provided. Your hard work has just been rewarded.

You bring honour to us all through your efforts.

—The Lotus


Third year (2016)

On 22 March 2016, all Tenno received an inbox message containing the Dex Sybaris rifle, along with the Dex Dakra and Dex Furis.

Inbox message:
A New Year

Tenno,

For three Earth cycles you have been awake, fighting valiantly against all oppressors. Your bravery and unbreakable will has not been taken for granted.

As tribute to you and your achievements, I have forged these Dex Sybaris rifles for you. Additionally, you will also find that the Dex Dakra and Dex Furis have been added to your inventory. This is just a small gesture of my gratitude for all you have done for this system. Thank you, Tenno.

—The Lotus


Fourth year (2017)

For the fourth anniversary celebration, in 2017, the three Dex weapons were given out as rewards in Tactical-Alert-style missions, level 10-15, available from 24 March to 27 March. The missions were described as “Enemy forces have obtained detailed information on some of the Lotus’ artefacts. Stop them before they get away!”

Inbox message:
Gift from the Lotus – Stolen

Tenno,

Enemy forces have obtained detailed information on some of my artefacts. Your bravery and unbreakable will are once again needed to recover these precious items so that this year’s Cycle Celebration can continue!

—The Lotus

The first mission was a Corpus Exterminate mission on Earth using the Corpus Ship tileset. The mission restricted the Tenno to secondary weapons only. Upon completion, the Tenno were awarded the Dex Furis via inbox message.

Inbox message:
Gift from the Lotus – Stolen: Corpus Ceased!

Tenno,

Corpus greed knows no bounds, but your cunning and clever methods were able to prevent them from acquiring the Dex Furis!

Please take a copy of this Awakening artefact as your reward.

—The Lotus

The second mission was an Infested Rescue mission on Earth using the Infested Ship tileset. The mission restricted the Tenno to melee weapons only. Upon completion, the Tenno were awarded the Dex Dakra via inbox message.

Inbox message:
Gift from the Lotus – Stolen: Infested Halted!

Tenno,

These Infested snatchers were no match for your resilience and strength! Your efforts have prevented them from destroying the Dex Dakra.

Please take a copy of this Awakening artefact as your reward.

—The Lotus

The third mission was a Grineer Interception mission on Earth using the Grineer Sealab tileset. The mission restricted the Tenno to primary weapons only. Upon completion, the Tenno were awarded the Dex Sybaris via inbox message.

Inbox message:
Gift from the Lotus – Stolen: Grineer Thwarted!

Tenno,

You fought with honour and skill! Your efforts have prevented the Grineer Forces from making away with the Dex Sybaris information!

Please take a copy of this Awakening artefact as your reward!

—The Lotus

On 28 March, all Tenno received the Dex Nouchali syandana in an inbox message, whether they had completed the previous alerts or not. 

Inbox message:
Gift from the Lotus

Tenno,

For four Earth cycles you have been awake! This year you proved yourselves even more valiant by protecting our precious Dex items. To commemorate this momentous occasion and celebrate your heroic efforts, I’ve commissioned this Dex Nouchali syandana.

Wear it with pride, Tenno.

—The Lotus


Fifth year (2018)

For the fifth anniversary celebration, in 2018, the three Dex weapons were again given out as rewards in Tactical-Alert-style missions. These missions were available from 14 March to 28 March and were identical to the last year’s.

If the Tenno had not completed the Apostasy Prologue quest, they would receive an inbox message from the Lotus if they logged in between 14 March and 28 March. This message would contain the Dex skin for the Excalibur warframe.

Inbox message:
Our Fifth Cycle

[name],

It has been five Earth cycles since I called on the first of you to lift your blades once more. Five cycles of guiding you through fight after endless fight. Of witnessing you persevere against the unending forces of tyranny and corruption. Of watching you grow into warriors more powerful than I could have ever envisioned.

On this occasion, I want you to have this very special item. Use it to show the people of the Origin System that the Tenno remain a beacon of balance and justice. A beacon that will always burn bright, for this anniversary and the many more to come.

—The Lotus

If the Tenno had completed the Apostasy Prologue, they would instead receive an inbox message from Ordis, referencing the Lotus’ absence. This message would also contain the Excalibur Dex skin.

Inbox message:
She would want you to have this

Operator,

It has been five Earth cycles since the first Tenno awoke. This should be a joyous occasion, but it is not. Our Lotus is gone.

In her absence, Ordis would like to inspire you as she would have, to tell you of your ever-evolving skill and strength. Of your mighty victories. Of how you have fought tirelessly against the forces of terror and hate that have thrown this system into chaos!

But Ordis is not terribly good at such things. Ordis is just Ordis.

Before she disappeared, she left you something. Something she would have given you herself… were she here.

Ordis still hopes that she might somehow return, for our next anniversary.

Your faithful cephalon,
Ordis

The inbox messages that awarded the Dex Furis, Dex Dakra, and Dex Sybaris were delivered by the Lotus regardless of quest progress. The following is the message for completing the Corpus alert for the Dex Furis:

Inbox message:
Gift from the Lotus – Recovered: Dex Furis

[name],

Corpus greed knows no bounds. On the anniversary of the first Tenno being called to wake, they plotted to take what was ours. But your cunning and skill halted them in their tracks.

Please, take a copy of this Dex Furis. It is my gift to you.

—The Lotus

The Infested alert for the Dex Dakra:

Inbox message:
Gift from the Lotus – Recovered: Dex Dakra

[name],

The Infested were no match for your resilience and strength! You fought bravely to prevent them from consuming what is ours.

Please take this Dex Dakra as both gift and reward.

—The Lotus

The Grineer alert for the Dex Sybaris:

Inbox message:
Gift from the Lotus – Recovered: Dex Sybaris

[name],

During this anniversary, a sacred time for all Tenno, the Grineer sought to steal from us. You thwarted their plot with honour and skill.

This Dex Sybaris is yours. When you use it, remember that moment when my voice first called you to wake from your cryopod and restore balance in the Origin System.

—The Lotus

There was also a fourth mission, a Survival in the Void against Corrupted enemies. The mission restricted the Tenno to melee weapons only and awarded the Dex Nouchali syandana.

Inbox message:
Gift from the Lotus – Recovered: Dex Nouchali Syandana

[name],

Even against the countless hordes of the Void’s Corrupted, you have emerged victorious.

Take this Dex Nouchali syandana and wear it with pride.

—The Lotus


Sixth year (2019)

The sixth anniversary celebration, in 2019, was preceded by three “Weekend Wars”. During the third and fourth weekends of February and the first weekend of March, there were community goals to kill as many of a specified unit as possible. All variants of the unit counted, so Elite Arid Lancers could be killed to fulfil the Lancer quota. Each Weekend War was accompanied by a Gift of the Lotus alert that lasted for the weekend, giving an opportunity to kill the target units (though the targets could also be killed in any other mission in which they appeared). The Gift of the Lotus alerts rewarded relics for Saryn Prime, Spira Prime, and Nikana Prime, which had been in the Prime Vault for over a year. If the community goals were reached, special bonus weekends would be unlocked in the weeks following (in March).

Target UnitDate of Weekend WarGift of the LotusCommunity bonus goal reward
Lancers15 – 18 FebruaryTitan, Saturn: 30-minute Grineer Galleon Survival.
Reward: 10 Meso S9 relics and 30.000 credits
Double Affinity weekend
09 – 10 March
Crewmen22 – 25 FebruaryPalus, Pluto: 30-minute Corpus Ship Survival.
Reward: 10 Axi N6 relics and 30.000 credits
Double Credit weekend
16 – 17 March
Chargers01 – 04 MarchNimus, Eris: 30-minute Infested Ship Survival.
Reward: 10 Neo S10 relics and 30.000 credits
Double Resource weekend
23 – 24 March

During the Weekend Wars, the community goals were displayed as meters counting up to 100%. All three community goals reached 100%, so all three bonus weekends were unlocked.

After the final bonus weekend, the Tenno received an inbox message from Ordis on 27 March (Wednesday) containing an Excalibur Dex noggle and the Liset Dex skin.

Inbox message:
6th Anniversary!

Operator!

We have now adventured for six Earth cycles together. Remarkable!

Look what Ordis has got for the Orbiter! Something to help spruce the place up a bit and remind you of the happy times we have spent together.

Joyful Anniversary, Operator!

Your Loyal Cephalon,
Ordis

They also received a separate inbox message from Ordis informing them of the Anniversary alerts.

Inbox message:
Gifts of the Lotus – Stolen!

Operator,

Enemies from all factions are targeting supply shipments meant for our 6th Cycle Celebration. We cannot allow them to take these from us. The Lotus would want you to have them.

—Ordis

As in previous years, there was a set of Tactical-Alert-style missions to obtain the older Anniversary items. Each was described as “Enemy forces have obtained detailed information on some of the Lotus’ artefacts. Stop them before they get away!” with the exception of the Excalibur Dex skin alert, which was described as “A Grineer defector is offering information on some of the Lotus’ artefacts in exchange for protection. The Grineer have dispatched a Nightwatch squad to silence him. Protect him at all costs!”

The Dex Furis alert was a Corpus Exterminate on Earth. The Tenno were restricted to secondary weapons only.

Inbox message:
Gift of the Lotus – Recovered: Dex Furis

[name],

Corpus greed was true to form, but you showed them! And on the anniversary of the first Tenno being called to wake, no less.

Please, take a copy of this Dex Furis. It is the Lotus’ gift to you.

—Ordis

The Dex Dakra alert was an Infested Rescue mission on Earth. The Tenno were restricted to melee weapons only.

Inbox message:
Gift of the Lotus – Recovered: Dex Dakra

[name],

The Infested were no match for your resilience and strength! They wanted to consume the Lotus’ gift to you, and you made them choke on it.

Please enjoy this Dex Dakra.

—Ordis

The Dex Sybaris alert was an Infested Rescue mission on Earth. The Tenno were restricted to primary weapons only.

Inbox message:
Gift of the Lotus – Recovered: Dex Sybaris

[name],

Ordis is so angry. This is a sacred time for all Tenno, and the Grineer sought to steal from us. But you made them regret it. So Ordis is happy!

This Dex Sybaris is yours. Ordis hopes you use it, and remember when the Lotus first called to you.

—Ordis

The Dex Nouchali syandana alert was a Corrupted Survival mission in the Void. The Tenno were restricted to melee weapons only.

Inbox message:
Gift of the Lotus – Recovered: Dex Nouchali syandana

[name],

On this, the anniversary of your awakening, the countless horde of the Void’s Corrupted could not stand against you.

Ordis hopes his Operator wears this Dex Nouchali syandana with pride.

—Ordis

The Dex Excalibur skin alert was a Grineer Defence on Mars. The target was a Bailiff Defector. There was no weapon restriction.

Inbox message:
Gift of the Lotus – Recovered: Excalibur Dex skin and helmet

[name],

The Grineer defector owes their life to you. In gratitude, they shared the location of the Lotus’ hidden cache.

Take this Excalibur Dex skin and Excalibur Dex helmet. It is yours.

—Ordis

These missions were available from 27 March to 10 April.


Seventh year (2020)

For the seventh anniversary celebration, in 2020, the Tenno received an inbox message from Ordis on 06 March containing the Dex Raksaka armour set.

Inbox message:
Our Special Month

You did not think Ordis had forgotten the date, did you? Ordis would do no such thing! This is the month of our seventh anniversary together!

Every week the Rails are alive with chatter of strange new items appearing. Ordis expects exciting (and profitable) things to happen this month!

Happy 7th anniversary, Operator. Ordis chose this for you, just for the occasion, and cannot wait to see you in it.

Your Loyal Cephalon,
Ordis

As in previous years, there was a set of Tactical-Alert-style missions to obtain the older Anniversary items. However, these alerts were split up across all four weekends in March. Each weekend saw two alert missions present for the entire weekend that would award the items:

  • 06 – 09 March: Dex Furis and Dex Nouchali syandana
  • 13 – 16 March: Dex Sybaris and Excalibur Dex skin
  • 20 – 23 March: Dex Dakra and Excalibur Dex noggle
  • 27 – 30 March: Liset Dex skin and Excalibur Dex in Action glyph

Each was described as “Enemy forces have obtained detailed information on some of the Lotus’ artefacts. Stop them before they get away!” with the exception of the Excalibur Dex skin alert, which was described as “A Grineer defector is offering information on some of the Lotus’ artefacts in exchange for protection. The Grineer have dispatched a Nightwatch squad to silence him. Protect him at all costs!”

The rewards were delivered via inbox messages identical to the previous year’s.


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