The quest is started by playing the story missionParadox as the Daily Heroic Story Mission. During the mission, the player must collect three dead Ghosts hidden throughout the Vault of Glass. When all three Ghosts have been collected, the player will have access an alternate path beyond the normal end of the mission, eventually discovering a chest containing a Cult Ghost. After giving the Cult Ghost to Lakshmi-2, the first step of the quest will become available automatically after the next Weekly Reset.
Any major or ultra Taken Minotaur will do. They are often found on Venus and Mars during Taken Blight random events. The Simulation Core will be obtained automatically upon its death. Once it is obtained, it must be dismantled from the inventory screen.
Complete the mission Blood in the Garden. This mission requires the player to kill enemies rapidly to build up and maintain an "anger" meter, causing more and more aggressive enemies to appear and eventually the boss itself.