Jay -> Monastery (6/22/2019 7:51:21)
Location: Sunbreeze Grove (Book 3) -> Left -> Dove -> Quests! -> Monastery
Level/Quest/Items required: Dragon Amulet, Completion of Epilogue, Toddler or Kid Dragon
Release Date: June 21st, 2019
Objective: After your dragon was purified, for a split second it seemed like they have transformed into a human-like form. Maybe Elysia can help shed some light on this situation.
Objective completed: Even though your dragon has not unlocked their shapeshifting abilities, they have unlocked something else: acceptance!
Scaled Yes/No: Yes
(4) Soaring Theemis
(4) Steppe Fury
(2) Wind Elemental
Toddler or Kid Dragon joins you as Guest B.
*Dove is attempting to enjoy an ice cream in peace at Sunbreeze Grove.*
<Character>: Hey Dove.
*Dove glares back at you for interrupting him.*
<Character>: Are we... interrupting?
Dove: Yeeees, but I don't mind.
*Dove stares at your dragon, his eyes turning rainbow. Your dragon looks back up at Dove, who then redirects his attention to you, as his eyes return to mint green.*
Dove: What's up?
<Character>: Well, actually, we're here to see Elysia.
Dove: You didn't know?
<Character>: Know what?
*Dove closes his eyes and tilts his head down in a disheartening manner.*
Dove: Elysia... died.
*Your look of uncertainty quickly turns to shock at this sudden revelation.*
<Character>: H-how?! When?!
*Dove keeps a straight face, but only for a short while.*
Dove: I'm just kidding, she's visiting her parents.
*Your look of shock turns to rage.*
<Character>: W—why would you say something like that?!
Dove: Because it's fun. So, Elysia's not here. How can I help you?
<Character>: I doubt you can help me. You couldn't... last time.
Dove: Last time was last time.
<Character>: Do you know anything about dragons?
Dove: Do I.
<Dragon>: Ugh, let's go <Character>. This guy is a piece—
Dove: Leeeet me stop you right here, hatchling! That's just rude. Is this what we're doing now? Being rude to your elders—
*Dove realises that in his defensiveness, he has unintentionally revealed his ability to understand Draconic.*
<Dragon>: Did he just—
<Character>: Did you just... understand <Dragon>?
*You glare at Dove, awaiting his explanation.*
Dove: Alright, alright.
Dove: I haven't been entirely honest with you...
<Character>: You don't say.
Dove: I'm not just a monk.
Dove: I am a... dragon.
Dove: Stuck in this form.
Dove: I've turned to Elysia for help, but...
Dove: There, now you know. My deepest secret...
*You appear to process Dove's response, surprised by his honesty.*
<Character>: You do realize you could have just said "I've learned Draconic" and I'd have believed you?
*Dove blinks alarmingly fast at this response, presumably wondering why he didn't think of it himself.*
Dove: I've learned Draconic.
<Dragon>: Your friends are so stupid, <Character>.
<Character>: Alright, so, you're a dragon. I suppose you could help us then, after all.
<Character>: It's about <Dragon>. After they were purified some time ago, they—
Dove: H–Hold up, hold up! You want me to help... them?
Dove: Yeeeesh, uuh, I don't know about thaaaat.
<Character>: Avatars, what is it with you and my dragon?!
<Dragon>: It's obviously because of my status!
<Character>: Your what?
Dove: Well, they're not wrong...
Dove: It's like this: There are maaaany many many prophecies that are false... and some that are true.
Dove: And the prophecy about some dragons are truer than others. And I'm very uncomfortable with prophecies. Or rather, I just don't want to meddl—
<Character>: Excuse me, prophecy about which dragons?
Dove: Oh, <Dragon>. I'm pretty sure that prophecy is true.
Dove: But I suppose it doesn't actually matter, and in a way it's not quite about <Dragon> specifically...
Dove: But... ugh, sorry, forget—forget about all of this! It doesn't matter. Deep breaths. Let me start again, properly this time.
Dove: Tell me about <Dragon>'s problem, and depending on what it is, I'll evaluate whether I can help or not.
<Character>: After <Dragon> was purified, they, for a split second, assumed the form of a human child.
<Character>: Since then, they were unable to recall how they did it. Can you help? The end.
Dove: Oooooh, shapeshifting! You should have started with that.
<Character>: Uh, I tried!! You interrupted me and then went on this weird tangent!
Dove: I'm afraid I can't help you with that issue. Shapeshifting is something each dragon has to, let's say, grow into. At their own pace.
<Dragon>: I was... actually looking forward to it.
*You look down at your dragon with sorrow.*
Dove: But I suppose... we could travel to the monastery in the Whispering Steppes. It housed some draconic knowledge.
<Character>: Would we be welcome to peruse it?
Dove: Oh, all of the monks are most likely already dead. That monastery was abandoned for quite some time.
Dove: Like, for hundreds of years. Thousands? Lots.
<Character>: Was this the monastery you were in?
<Character>: Then wouldn't you have the knowledge already?
Dove: Oh, I don't read. I only like pictures.
<Character>: I'm... actually not surprised.
<Dragon>: Let's go!! I can't wait to shapeshift!
*You travel to the Whispering Steppes in search of the abandoned monastery, making your way along a path lined with various monsters, surrounded by fields of straw. Eventually you reach the abandoned monastery, passing an artifact which catches your eye.*
<Character>: Dove, this looks interesting.
Dove: Interesting? Maybe. Relevant? No. Come here, I found the library!
*You dismiss your find and follow Dove's voice to the library, which too stands abandoned and empty.*
Dove: It's... empty.
<Dragon>: Nooo! What now?!
<Dragon>: I wanna shapeshift! Now!
<Character>: Calm down <Dragon>, please.
<Character>: Dove, any ideas?
*Dove struggles to find a suitable suggestion at first, but reveals another possibility without much certainty.*
Dove: I guess... <Dragon> can try shapeshifting near the centerpiece statue on the courtyard? It was a meditative point.
Dove: A place of power or something.
Dove: That's what the monks said at least. I don't know.
<Dragon>: Take me there!
4 hours later
*Your dragon appears to be trying very hard to shapeshift before the centerpiece statue, to no avail.*
*Your dragon continues to attempt to shapeshift, but nothing happens.*
<Dragon>: *pant* *pant*
<Dragon>: It... is... NOT... WORKING!!!
<Dragon>: YOU SAID IT WOULD WORK!
Dove: Whoa, easy there, I said I didn't know!
Dove: It's more of a uh, natural process. Not quite something you can force. I don't think.
<Dragon>: It's useless! You both are useless!
*Your dragon storms off in a fit of rage, upset by its apparent inability to shapeshift.*
Dove: Kids, eh?
*You feel sorrow for your dragon, powerless to help in this particular situation.*
<Character>: Thanks for trying, Dove. Excuse me.
*You follow after your dragon, leaving Dove alone. Your dragon has flown to a section of the monastery you are unable to reach, separated by a chasm. You sit down at the edge and attempt to talk things through with your dragon.*
*Your dragon faces away from you, upset with itself.*
<Dragon>: I really wanted to shapeshift...
<Dragon>: I've seen other dragons in people forms so many times.
<Dragon>: It would have been so cool to walk on two legs and have hands. And speak with people. Be like people...
<Dragon>: I thought I was the best, but I'm not.
<Dragon>: Other dragons are better.
*You attempt to think of words that will comfort your dragon's inferiority complex.*
<Character>: You know what? So what if they can shapeshift?
<Character>: Do you have to be like them?
<Character>: Do you have to be like other dragons?
<Dragon>: You suck at pep talks...
<Character>: Maybe someday you WILL be able to shapeshift! And if not, you might get something much, much cooler! Who knows?
<Character>: But for now... you can just be you.
<Dragon>: Just... me.
*Your dragon ponders this sentiment for a moment, then flies back over the chasm towards you.*
<Character>: Remember that time we saved the world?
<Character>: You're supposed to ask "Which time?"
<Dragon>: Which time?
<Character>: What other dragon do we know who can say they've saved Lore as many times as we have?
<Dragon>: None, I guess.
<Character>: And you did it all as a dragon.
*Your dragon realises you are right, lifting its spirits.*
<Dragon>: That's right! Who needs to shapeshift, anyway?
<Character>: That's certainly a turn around.
<Dragon>: I mean, I think I'd still like to try it out, but I don't really need to be able to in order to keep protecting Lore, right?
<Dragon>: And if I keep worrying about it, maybe some other dragon and their minion will catch up to my record!
*You smile at your dragon's rediscovered confidence; your job here is done.*
<Dragon>: Anyway, I'm bored now. Let's go back to saving Lore!
The Lonely Tree can be spotted in the distance while exploring the Whispering Steppes.
A HP/MP healing pad can be discovered near an abandoned tent while exploring the Whispering Steppes.
Pop-up headlines during the quest, added on June 28th, 2019:
Click the left rock Landing -> Up -> Up Left
- A curious, hollowed out rock.
- It makes the weirdest sounds, you've never heard anything quite like it before.
- It must be the wind passing through it.
Click the "elephant"
- A humongous creature is eating the tall golden grass in the distance.
- You've never seen a creature like this before!
- Let's hope it's one of those "gentle giant" animals.
- It must eat a lot of grass to stay this size.
Click the right rock
- A curious, hollowed out rock.
- It makes the weirdest sounds, you've never heard something quite like it before.
- It must be the wind passing through it.
Click the rock Landing -> Up -> Up Right
- The closer you get to this monolith-like rock, the more unnerved you get.
- It makes your entire body resonate due to the sound it makes.
- You can only describe the sounds as "loud whispers".
Click the tree
- What an incredibly large tree!
- Now that you look at it, you realize that there are no other trees in sight except for this one.
- It must feel lonely.
Click the left rock Landing -> Up -> Up Right -> Right
- Another singing rock.
- You wonder who made those.
- Are they even man-made?
- Maybe the winds that are present here hollowed them out?
Click the waterfall
- This liquid looks like honey.
- You put your hand in it. It's not honey.
- It just has this color.
- You give it a taste.
- It's just water.
- That's disappointing.
Click the waterfall Landing -> Up -> Up Right -> Right -> Up Right
- Oh look, it's the disappointing water again.
Click the central rocks Landing -> Up -> Up Right -> 2 Right
- It's really uncomfortable, being this close to these rocks.
- You decide to be on your way.
- Except... you are really drawn to them, for some reason.
Click the central rock Landing -> Up -> Up Right -> 2 Right -> Up Left
- Hey, this rock is giving out a different sound.
Click the tent Landing -> Up -> Up Right -> 2 Right -> Up Right
- An abandoned tent.
- Dove told you that multiple nomad tribes wander these steppes, maybe it belongs to one of them?
- Whatever the reason, better not dwell on it while this huge beast looms over you...
Click the "elephant" Landing -> Up -> Up Right -> 2 Right -> Up Right -> Up
- It's another one of those... what should you call them?
- It looks like a big, fat horse with a long nose and... tusks?
- Tusks! It must be some sort of a deformed walrus!
- That's it! It's a land walrus!
- You ponder whether those are related to Tuskers, from the Northlands.
- You write in your journal that you've sighted a "land walrus" today.
Click the building During battle
- This must be the monastery!
- Looks fine from the outside. Maybe it's not THAT derelict...
- Dove went ahead, better join him.
Click the central rock
- What are you doing?
- Don't admire the view during battles!