Jorath -> Eirn (4/5/2014 8:54:22)
Location: Void Ship, Into the Ynnungaap, Adrift, Void War Intro, Tomix's Saga Epilogue, Can We Yix Him?, Darkness is Coming, Reasons to Fight, Roots of Change
Eirn: Greetings <Character>.
Eirn: If you can, take my Crystoidator v.4, go defeat some void beings and upload their void essence into it, I'm eager to study it!
Eirn: I'm all ears!
- Who are you?
Eirn: Right. Time to properly introduce myself. I'm Eirn, a technomancer and ship's engineer. You've known me as the "mysterious gnome"!
Eirn: I'll be overseeing the Void Drive, ship's main intelligent power source. My job here is to provide a safe and steady voyage! *laughs*
- Void Drive
Eirn: The Void Drive is my greatest creation so far. It is a crystallized mass of pure void energy. You can say it's an artificially created void core.
Eirn: It is extremely unstable, so I had to design a way to keep it contained and stable...
Eirn: ... or otherwise it would start expanding and contracting at the same time, leading to... well, we certainly don't want to find out, do we!
Eirn: Not yet, but I'm working on it. Void is a curious thing and just think of what we could find out about it by asking it!
Eirn: Kordana was kind enough to lend me part of her "soul", for lack of a better term, and I want to inject it into the Void Drive!
Eirn: Oh yes, I've met her during one of my journeys. Or should I say, what was left of her. She lost her power source and was slowly fading.
Eirn: I did my best to keep her systems operating, but... I'm not sure if she's still around today. In return for doing my best, she gave me an artifact.
Eirn: A round disc-like object that apparently has her soul inside.
Eirn: I didn't think much of it back then, but now, I think it would be a splendid idea to fuse this disc with the Void Drive!
- Why so mysterious?
Eirn: Ah... you see <Character>, I had to hide my identity. Here, no one knows me, so I don't have to keep my face hidden. I am a wanted man.
Eirn: I stole something a long time ago from a prominent gnome family, they took something of mine, I want them pay, they want me dead.
Eirn: Simple, really.
Into the Ynnungaap
Eirn: The Void Drive is successfully connected to every part of the ship, including the sails woven by soulweavers.
Eirn: Trithril coating is activated, which means the ship should withstand anything threatening the void has to offer.
Eirn: Hmm.. not quite.
Eirn: We're not moving. Void Drive is operating, sails are ready, but we're not moving.
Eirn: I don't understand, the void energy should be fueling the sails.
Eirn: This... ship doesn't work like this. We don't even have oar-
Eirn: We have nothing to fear, trithril coating should be able to repel void storms, as well as any damage done to the ship.
Eirn: We just need to hold on to something!
Eirn: Ship... the void drive! It- it stopped working!!!
Eirn: Bad news! The Void Drive is functional again, but someone severed every link that connected it with the ship.
Eirn: I can't repair it, I don't have the proper tools and materials.
Eirn: We're... stranded. Adrift. Floating aimlessly.
Eirn: The hull is damaged, we lost most of the sails, most of the food supplies and some of the people...
Eirn: That means wood. Great! We might be able to repair some of the damage.
Void War Intro
Eirn: I'll stay on the ship with the other gnomes and work on the Void Drive. We are in a very close proximity to the void core.
Eirn: I can take an advantage of this. If I boost the VD with the real core energy, maybe we can rip through the vortex and go back, against all the odds.
Eirn: And we will set up catapults and cannons, but that might take a while.
Eirn: Ah, I made these a few hours ago! Explaining how they work would take me too much time, but in theory..
Eirn: ... these devices are linked together allowing communication over short distances.
Eirn: I didn't have much time to test them...
Tomix's Saga Epilogue
Eirn: We are reaching the vortex.
Eirn: The Void Drive is powered up by the Ynnungaap Core energy, we might be able to pierce through... but it will be a rough ride.
Eirn: So, this... is where we part ways.
Can We Yix Him?
Eirn: I got here as fast as I could, cut me some slack!
Eirn: It's finished!
Eirn: Oh, hello, <Character>!
Eirn: It's good to see you again!
Eirn: SHOULD, Emelia. Not will, should.
Eirn: I didn't even have the time to test it. I don't even know how I could test it.
Eirn: Well, I'm down. It has been a while since we've worked together!
Eirn: It's alright, Emelia.
Eirn: It's alright.
Eirn: I'm here, the augment is ready (probably), so... Let's go find Yix!
Eirn: And then we can help <Character>!
Eirn: Not anytime soon <Character>, I'm afraid.
Eirn: This site is compromised. The Rose still patrols it from time to time.
Eirn: Maybe someday, but... not right now. Not with The Rose around.
Eirn: Oh, right.
Eirn: The hair, please.
Eirn: Thank you. Now...
Eirn: This... is not good. <Character>?
Eirn: The augment will guide us!
Eirn: This is odd.
Eirn: It's telling me that Yix is precisely... here.
Eirn: Let me check his-
Eirn: He's dead.
Eirn: Hmm? There's something in his hand.
Eirn: It's wedged up tight... let me just...
Eirn: It says... "I don't think I'm going to make it. Emelia, if you are reading this, I hope everyone made it out alive. PS: The main pipe is clogged."
Eirn: After we unclog the main pipe.
Eirn: Come on, why do you think he'd include that in his dying note? It's a clue!
Eirn: The access to the pipe should be somewhere under...
Eirn: This tile!
Eirn: Hmm, I'm not sure, maybe <Character> can?
Eirn: Heh, of course not! You're humongous! You wouldn't fit!
Eirn: Alright, I'm going in.
Eirn: This was in there.
Eirn: It has a button.
Eirn: Fascinating! Yix, you finished it!
Eirn: He uploaded his consciousness into an inanimate object!
Darkness is Coming
Eirn: Get a room, you two...
Reasons to Fight
Eirn: I... I don't have anything you want!
Eirn: And if I resist? I'll not fall into the hands of The Rose!
Eirn: If you say so, Yix.
Eirn: Fine. But I'm mashing you if we end up imprisoned, or experimented on, or...
Roots of Change
Eirn: No offense, your majesty, but some of your citizens already have, with spittle and unkind words.
Eirn: That we do! It's coated with trithril!
Eirn: Trithril is an Atealan mineral. Came with them when their city showed up before the whole Rose fiasco.
Eirn: It's used to protect things from harmful magical radiation.
Eirn: Oh boy. So, my experience with it also involved a ship. In that case, it was used to protect against the ambient magical... weirdness of the Void.
Eirn: That... ambient weirdness is what the Ateala call radiation.
Eirn: My understanding is that there was some debris that arrived with the city when it first appeared. Some of which contained hefty trithtril deposits.
Eirn: And The Rose seems to have a way of finding what they want.
Eirn: I really need to finish making you that chassis.
Eirn: Well, Yix figured whatever was going on with the airship and The Rose probably wasn't good...
Eirn: ...since they had to bribe a bunch of gnomes to make it.
Eirn: ...Didn't think much beyond that, honestly!
Eirn: Yeah, probably.
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Also See: Mysterious G.
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