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The quest is received upon reading the card found on the desk in the Santa Monica haven.
While there is no real challenge to this quest it is notable for the huge gap between the point at which it can first be acquired and at which it can be completed. Since the Tremere Chantry is located in Downtown all main quests found in Santa Monica need to be completed before being able to meet Strauss. Once the main part of the Explosive Beginning quest has been completed, talk to the cab driver in the taxi parked next to the diner in Santa Monica and travel to Downtown.
Once in Downtown keep your eyes open for a building with a purple glowing window at the top. Enter it and go down the maze-like corridor which will lead you to Strauss' study. Simply talk to him to complete the quest. 1 EXP
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