Carandor -> Mysterious Artifact (10/28/2018 11:40:28)
Location: Mogloween - Main Town OR Mogloween Portal Painting
«Inside Warlic's shop which now has a snazzy constellation rug...»
Warlic: Ah, «You», good to see you this Mogloween season. I need your help with a small problem.
Warlic: You see, I recently uncovered an artifact. The artifact has some potential...
Warlic: ...as it has been inbued with some of the power of the Ley Lines that were lost during that terrible war between the Necromancers and Paladins.
Warlic: I was in the middle of studying this artifact when my nephew Barry arrived. Somehow he had an accident with my cauldron, causing an explosion.
Warlic: He's been unable to speak since the incident, so I don't have many details. However, after the smoke cleared and I cleaned up the mess, the artifact was missing.
Warlic: I need your help to find the rogue that stole it and bring it back! Its powers are quite unstable and could easily be abused in the wrong hands.
Warlic: In the mean time, I will concoct a healing salve to attend to Barry's injuries.
«You»: Of course Warlic. I will start tracking them down immediately.
«In front of Yulgar's Inn...»
«You»: The artifact was stolen earlier today, so the thief couldn't have gotten far. Better start looking around town for cl--
«Twilly appears before you with his arm in a sling and a bandage on his face...»
Twilly: «You»! *pant* I need your helps! *pant* a group of Paladins have gone CRAZY!!!
«You»: Whoa! Slow down Twilly! What about Paladins?
Twilly: It's CRAZY!! I was helping decorate for Mogloween, when all of a sudden we were attacked by Paladins!
«You»: Are you sure you were attacked by Paladins? What if it was just someone dressed up as them trying to pull a prank on you?
Twilly: ...and I thought it was such a great prank I decided to dress up like I'd been beaten?
Twilly: They were yelling that we were horrible monsters who had come to terrorize the town!
«You»: That doesn't really--
Twilly: They were also yelling "death to the undead!" and they didn't demand a single piece of candy!
«You»: (thinking)Something attacks around Mogloween and DOESN'T demand candy??
«You»: Clearly there is something suspicious here! I'll investigate at once, Twilly!
«You»: You should go see Warlic and see if he has any of that healing salve left.
«You appear in the land decorated for Mogloween...»
«You»: (thinking)Well, here's where Twilly said he was attacked.
«A Paladin Artillery shows up.»
Paladin: Stop right there you undead freak!
«You»: That'd be my cue.
4 BATTLES «You»: (thinking)Wow, these Paladins are acting crazy! And they seem to be stronger than I remember! Something tells me that Warlic's missing artifact may be involved here.
Full Heal* every second battle
*You grab one of the Paladins' healing spells and keep fighting!
«This time a Paladin Axe Master appears...»
Paladin: Have at ye, knave!! Though shalt perish for felling my brethren!
«You»: Here we go again....
4 BATTLES «You»: Ok, this is ridiculous. Who the heck is even leading these guys? I've barely seen Artix since his Order dissolved so it can't be him....
Full Heal every second battle
???: You! It's you! The vile fiend that steals potions! You are the leader of these vile creatures ransacking the town!
«You»: Wait, that voice... no....
«A fully armored Paladin appears, shiney helmet and all...»
Leeroy Jenkins: I shalt have my revenge!
«You»: Give me a minute here, I need some time to process this!
Leeroy Jenkins: Alright, time's up, let's do this. Leeeeeeeeeroooooooyyy JEEEEEEENKIIIIINS!
BATTLE: Leeroy Jenkins «After defeating Leeroy, he glows for a bit before the artifact is ejected from him and breaks into the ground...»
«You»: Leeroy? Are you ok?
Leeroy Jenkins: Ugh... what happened?
???: THERE YOU ARE!!!
«Leeroy's teammate of warrior and mage comes in.»
Amani: I sent you to get a new spell from Warlic's shop! What have you been doing??
Leeroy Jenkins: I... I went in there... I remember I talked to the Mage's nephwe. He said his uncle was busy and offered to make lunch while I waited.
«You»: I think I see where this is going.
Leeroy Jenkins: Things went all explody, but then I saw this glowing shiny! I had to touch it and... I don't remember much after that.
«You»: I'm going to guess that watever power was inside that artifact drove you crazy. But where did you find a bunch of other Paladins?
Grodd: Yulgar's was having a sale on light weapons, so....
«You»: Wait, what? Yulgar's was having a sale?
Grodd: It's over now.
«You»: Dang it, I wanted some sweet gear!
«A chest magically appears behind you...»
Leeroy Jenkins: What about that conveniently placed treasure chest over there?
«You»: Yeah, that'll work. However, promise me you won't go and cause any more trouble?
Amani: don't worry, I'll keep an eye on him. Honestly, you couldn't even go to the shop without causing a ruckus?
«All three of them leave.»
«You»: Wait, what about the... oh well, more for me!
Rewards! (Opens the "Mysterious Artifact" Shop)
Paladin Lord's Axe [L. 15, 35, 55, 75, 95, 115, 135 | 150 G]
Pumpkin Fang [L. 15, 35, 55, 75, 95, 115, 135 | 150 G]
Write up thanks to Tep Itaki.