Stephen Nix -> Ruins of Bask, The (7/16/2010 18:15:10)
[image]http://media.artix.com/encyc/df/tags/DA.png[/image]The Ruins of Bask
Other Name: Ruins of Bask
Location: Dragongrasp -> Inspector Doyle -> Quests -> Ruins of Bask
Level/Quest/Items required: Dragon Amulet, Completion of The Blue Mile
Release Date: July 16th, 2010
Objective: The village lies in ruins, taken over by ice monsters and feral packs of dogs.
Objective completed: Vilmor is still out there... but you have a new friend to help in the search.... right?
Scaled Yes/No: Yes
(10) Arctic Wolf
(4) Frost Mushroom
(1) Bargeist - Boss
Locked Picnic Basket
Zipper Jammed Backpack
Inspector Doyle: The alchemical powder you found in the prison was a very potent mixture... one that is very hard to procure....
Inspector Doyle: It is made from the scales of Cryozen, Vilmor's drag... the Great Ice Dragon. Vilmor's supply is therefore, thankfully, limited.
Inspector Doyle: I think the situation is finally under control here, <Character>. It is time to start the hunt for Vilmor.
Inspector Doyle: Head to Bask, <Character>. It was the last place Cryozen was seen and where Vilmor will likely begin to search as well.
Inspector Doyle: Be very careful, <Character>... the village has been in ruins for years. Who knows what dangers may lurk there now.
Quest! - Continues into quest.
Done - Sends you back to the Inn.
Throughout the quest you will see chest that will open up and poison you with a blue glow, but if you find the Clay Pot you will gain a shop!
As you run up to one of the chests the ceiling collapses and it takes the chest...
<Character>: Hmm, looks like I can jump down...
Jump down! - Continues quest.
You go as far to near the end of the ruins and find a man with a wolf...
Rileh: Easy, Gloomtail.
Rileh: Seems we don't get many visitors up here in the mountains. No sudden movements, stranger.
Rileh: Now, what are you doing in my home?
<Character>: I'm on official business from Dragongrasp. I'm investigating what has happened to Bask.
Rileh: Look around. It is destroyed.
<Character>: How is it that you survived? There is no one else here.
Rileh: I'm a drifter. The town lay in ruins, and I needed a place to stay. Got too cozy to leave.
<Character>: Do you know anything that could help me figure out what happened?
Rileh: If you go back and up the stairs, you'll find the Guardian Tower. I'm not sure what happened to it, but I'm glad I wasn't here when it did.
Rileh: There is nothing left of the people that once lived here. After Bask was destroyed, monsters moved in and it has become a free-for-all.
<Character>: Do you know of Vilmor? I believe that villain is behind this.
Rileh: I have not heard that name before.
Rileh: As I said, I was not here when the event occurred.
<Character>: Was it you who set all those traps? If I never open up a treasure chest again it'll be too soon.
Rileh: Traps? No, I've not run into any. I've been here quite a while.
Rileh: If anyone had been snooping around, Gloomtail would know about it.
<Character>: Nice doggy!
Rileh: Please don't do that.
Leave - Allows you to leave scene and continue quest.
After you leave them you can walk behind them and...
Bring you upstairs. You must then fight the Bargeist. Allows access to the Bask Chest shop (Clay Pot).
You go back down and continue walking upstairs until you hear a scream...
<Character>: Th- The Guardian Tower.. it's in ruins! Doyle wasnt kidding....
<Character>: What could do this much damage?!
(Female voice): Help... Help me!
<Character>: I'm coming! Where are you?!
(Female voice): Here... over here! The wall fell... I'm trapped!
(Female voice): Please, help me.
<Character>: I'll get you out!
You manage to dig her out from beneath the rubble...
Circe: Thank you so much, hero!
Circe: I don't know what would have happened if you hadn't come along! I'm Circe.
<Character>: What are you doing here, Circe? Bask is in ruins, it's a very dangerous place.
<Character>: It looks as though traps have been laid as well....
Scene goes black as you focus the screen on Circe which appears to summon a sword and ready to finish you off.
<Character>: Vilmor must have laid these... but why?
Circe smiles and her sword vanishes.
Circe: Did you... did you say Vilmor?
<Character>: You know of Vilmor?
Circe: That monster destroyed Bask, destroyed my home! It was Vilmor that laid these traps!
Circe: Because of that power-hungry DragonLord all my friends and family are gone!
Circe: Hero, if you are after Vilmor, let me come with you! Let me help you capture Vilmor!
<Character>: Vilmor is incredibly dangerous...
Circe: I know the danger, I am not afraid! I only need... want to see justice served to Vilmor...
<Character>: An extra set of eyes would be helpful with the amount of traps laid... alright, Circe, for now you can stay.
Scene goes black again and focuses on Circe again.
Circe: Thank you, hero, your kindness will not go unrewarded...
Circe eyes glows blue and the scene cuts.
The scene cuts to Vilmor from a far observing what has happened.
Highlights from mousing over things throughout the quest:
Lots of rubble kicking around. Try not to trip.
A stone carving of a dog. Weird.
Bow-OW. Ouch, what a terrible pun.
It seems the people of Bask had a flair for interior design.
This canine statue has seen better days.
None of these ropes seem very sturdy.
It says "There are not many of us left. If only the walls weren't crumbling.."
What a mess.
There doesn't seem to be anything of worth amongst the garbage.
This seems to have once been an important building. Sadly, it is falling apart.
Looks like you can cut across to the other building.
Yikes, that was quite a drop!
He looks a little lonely. There doesn't seem to be anyone else around, either.
Looks like it was attached to a banner of some sort.
The rope back down.
Bask. A ruined city, infested with monster, and located in the mountains. Not the best spot for a vacation.
He looks annoyed. He's probably hoping you leave soon.
It is quietly watching you.
Is- Was that a Guardian Tower?!
Pop-up headlines throughout the quest:
I do believe this is a big gaping hole, Wassun.
Better watch my step...
-- Leon ShadowHart for correction.
-- Slayer Zach for corrections and additional information.