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Ruins of Kordana
Location: Osprey Cove (Books 1 and 2) -> Rhubarb -> Quests -> Ruins of Kordana
Level/Quest/Items required: Completion of Water Breathing Potions
Release Date: September 7th, 2007
Objective: Rhubarb has sent you to the ruins in the center of Sho Nuff Island, to try and recover the item that pirates and ninjas have been warring over for centuries... The Wind Pearl!
Objective completed: Drakath is behind the theft of the wind orb instead of the ninjas! The ruins are, in reality, the remains of a giant fighting machine! Things on Sho Nuff Island are not at all what they seem.
(9) Defense Drone
Electoservitor Column (A, B, C)
Xylothian (Xevver, Xevran, Xevret)
Access to Vend-Tron 3000 if you have a CorDemi Codex in your inventory.
Rhubarb: <Character>, I must say that ye are making yerself more and more useful each day... except for blowing up that ship.
Rhubarb: I have a special quest for ye. No other pirate has been able to accomplish it. In the center of the island are the Ruins of Kordana.
Rhubarb: The Ruins of Kordana were discovered by the legendary pirate Captain Crossbone when he first came to Sho Nuff.
Rhubarb: Captain Blackberry discovered Crossbone's journal... it mentions that the Wind Pearl is hidden deep within the ruins...
Rhubarb: The Wind Pearl is what the ninjas have been fighting us for all these years. They think that it's their Gem Of The Four Winds...
Rhubarb: ...but they don't understand the pearl's power! With that item any pirate could control the winds of all the seas.
Rhubarb: That pirate's ship would move faster, and sail smoother than any ship ever has! It would never weather a storm!
Rhubarb: I want ye to do what many other pirates have tried and failed. I want ye to bring the Wind Pearl back here for Captain Blackberry!
Rhubarb: The Ruins of Kordana are a dangerous place. It's said to be the home of ghosts, strange magics and deadly traps.
Rhubarb: Crossbone's journal has a few clues that might help ye survive if ye can understand them...
Rhubarb: "Page 23... In the light of Kordana, only the penitent pirate will pass..."
Rhubarb: "Page 42... Above the Abyss of Kordana, only a leap of faith will prove the pirate's worth..."
Rhubarb: I have no clue what those mean, but maybe they will make more sense to ye when yer there.
Rhubarb: Good Luck, <Character>. The Wind Pearl awaits... and once we have it, the war between ninjas and pirates will finally end!
After unlocking the main gate and upon triggering the defense system:
???: ... You tripped the defense *TZZZZK* You HAVE TO *TZZZZZZZK*....
<Character>: Uh, I come in peace?
Just stand there!
If you select any option other than 'Kneel!', your death animation plays and you are left with 1 HP:
If you select 'Kneel!':
- Continue - returns to opening screen.
???: You destroyed the security sens*TZZZK*, Good Job!
Upon reaching the forcebridge:
???: ...Stranger, this will require a leap of faith to kickstart the safety measures!
*After passing all of the security measures, you find Kordana.*
Kordana: You made it! Oh thank the maker. I'm Kordana. I'm sure you have many questions, and I will answer what I can.
What are you?
Kordana: My name is Kordana. I was the onboard Artificial Intelligence unit for this mech before it ceased to function.
<Character>: You were the onboard what now?
Kordana: Hm..that's right, the reset...Ok, think of me as a magic illusion. I've been here a very long time.
Kordana: A long time ago, I lost control of the security robots that you were fighting. They destroyed all the repairbots about 2700 years ago.
<Character>: 2700 years!?
Kordana: I think so. I've been confused for the last few centuries. I believe that my program is degrading.
<Character>: I don't know what that means but it sounds bad. Is there anything that I can do to help?
Kordana: You already have. Since the Wind Orb was stolen we've all been sharing the same back-up supply.
Kordana: With the rest of the robots destroyed there will be enough power for me to last another few thousand years. Thank you.
Where are we?
Kordana: This was a Heavy Battlemech. It had a crew of 251 humans, and 72 cordemi during The Reset.
Kordana: Thankfully I was able to get all of them into escape pods before we entered atmo.
<Character>: You've said that before. What was The Reset?
Kordana: I'm not sure if I can explain it. During our last battle, reality had to be... rewritten. Let me ask you this, in YOUR reality...
Kordana: Does Artix still slay the undead?
<Character>: ARTIX?! Yes! He does! Does he know about you? What about Warlic? Or Cysero?
Kordana: No, your Artix wouldn't know about me. Warlic might, it depends on how he merged. But Cysero? Did it land here too?
<Character>: Land here? I think you're confused again. Cysero is a mage, not a ship.
Kordana: A mage?! Oh, I see! What a clever idea! Tell him hello for me. He should remember me.
<Character>: Can you tell me where the Wind Pearl is inside these ruins?
Kordana: Wind Pearl? OH! That's what those pirates call it! It is actually the Wind Orb. It's a very powerful magical item, and it was once my power source.
Kordana: I'm afraid that I cannot give it to you.
<Character>: Please? It is the only thing that will stop the war between the ninjas and Pirates on Sho Nuff Island.
Kordana: You don't understand. Your goal is admirable and I would give it to you if I could but I cannot. It was stolen weeks ago.
<Character>: Stolen! By Who?
Kordana: I will show you.
*Kordana displays a hologram of Drakath.*
<Character>: Drakath! Kordana, I know this guy. If he wants the Wind Orb, then we have to get it back! It is too dangerous in his hands.
*Kordana returns to displaying a hologram of herself.*
Kordana: You are right. If the power of the Wind Orb... or ANY of the other orbs... is misused it could be disastrous.
Kordana: Get the orb back at all costs! If my sensors had enough power I could tell you exactly where he is... but I can't. I'm sorry.
<Character>: It's alright Kordana. You've told me everything I need to know. I WILL get that Orb back from Drakath!
Pop-up headlines during the quest:
Secret healing area!
You hear a female voice "Hello? Is someone there? I can't quite see..."
"Be careful of the security drones... i can't cont*TZZZZK*
"See if you can open the door with the 3 colored locks"
The door is locked.
A special key is required to open this door
Blue switch activated.
Red switch activated.
Yellow switch activated.
The door is now unlocked.
"My scanners are cutting out... you'll *TZZZK* your own...
SAFETY FORCEBRIDGE ACTIVATED....
Directions to find the Dynamic Electronics for the May 4th, 2015 release:
Up twice -> Left -> Up -> Right twice -> Up
Peachii for dialogue and corrections.
Pink_Star, sparkyfrazer, ssonic5, Stephen Nix, and white lazer man for information.
Jay and SalvationXI for corrections.