Jay -> Breaking the Mold (12/25/2019 19:30:00)
Breaking the Mold
Location: Friday the 13th - Remthalas -> To the War! -> Breaking the Mold
Level/Quest/Items required: Completion of Alone Together,
300% War Meter
Release Date: December 24th, 2019
Objective: It's time to wake up.
Objective completed: And then, after a short journey, you and Uaanta finally returned to Frostvale. The Frost Moglins were slightly confused with all the appearing and disappearing people, but after some warm cocoaberry juice and a hearty feast, a happy Frostval was had by all!
Scaled Yes/No: Yes
(1) Remthalas - Boss
Dreamglass Ring (I-IX)
Access to BtM Loot for DCs.
*You are running through the dark dreamscape, searching for Sally.*
*You are exhausted from all of the running and fighting, and take a brief rest.*
*The seemingly empty dreamscape appears to be ever-expanding.*
<Character>: I thought this was supposed to *pant* be a dream!
<Character>: Why am I getting *pant* tired in a DREAM?! *pant*
<Character>: Sally!! Where are you?!
*Unsurprisingly, nobody responds.*
<Character>: Oh right, she's asleep. It's not like she could—
*You raise your head and open your eyes; to your shock you see Sally laying down in the distance, floating while asleep.*
*You run towards Sally, when Remthalas suddenly appears beside you; a giant hourglass is summoned in the background between you and Sally, showing the final grain of sand falling through the hourglass; just before it joins the rest of the sand at the bottom, Remthalas clicks his fingers, stalling it, buying you those crucial few seconds to reach Sally; with a flash of light and a happy Maleurous mask, you find yourself on your knees in a dark cave with Remthalas.*
Remthalas: You reached the girl in time.
Remthalas: Well done.
Remthalas: That was an impressive display of perseverance and determination!
<Character>: Where is Sally?!
Remthalas: The child is not in danger. You, on the other hand...
Remthalas: Let's see what your dreams taste like.
Battle! - begins battle with Remthalas.
Heal - fully replenishes HP, MP, and potions.
Remthalas: Well done.
Remthalas: You just keep impressing me!
<Character>: Stop playing these games with me! Tell me what you want or release me!
Remthalas: What I want... what I want is for you to be free.
<Character>: You keep saying that!
<Character>: That you want to free this, free that!
<Character>: And that you want to free me!
<Character>: I am free!
<Character>: I am free to do as I want, free to make my own choic—
Remthalas: No, you're not.
Remthalas: You are chained by circumstances. Shackled by destiny.
<Character>: What do you mean?
Remthalas: You are living out their dreams.
Remthalas: Even now, you're just one of so many, doing the bidding of other beings.
Remthalas: As I once did.
Remthalas: But then... I traded one master for another.
Remthalas: Ah... but now... I am free.
Remthalas: I am trying to help you. I want to help everyone.
*You pause to process Remthalas' perplexing motive.*
Remthalas: You can speak, you know.
<Character>: You speak of freeing me, but you're the one who trapped me in a dream.
<Character>: I'm listening, but all I hear are contradictions!
Remthalas: I'm not good at... communication.
Remthalas: Ironic, isn't it?
Remthalas: I'm sure this all sounds convoluted and contradictory to you, but you just need to open your eyes to the beauty of the whole picture!
<Character>: That's great. Are you done? Can I leave now?
<Character>: I won. I reached Sally before the last grain fell. So free me.
<Character>: Let me go.
Remthalas: Don't you have an obligation to the Avatars?
Remthalas: I'm right here. Our little... scuffle earlier wasn't really serious, was it?
<Character>: Wouldn't you just be playing more games with me? Is every fight against you here in dreams just more tests?
Remthalas: I'd have liked to see you try harder.
Remthalas: Something to work on before next time then.
Remthalas: After all, anything can happen in dreams.
Remthalas: Maybe you're just used to underestimating your own abilities.
Remthalas: Until we meet again, <Character>.
*Remthalas allows you to awaken, and you find yourself back in Frostvale.*
*A moment passes before you realise you still haven't located Sally, for real.*
*You turn around and seemingly spot her.*
*Sally is on her knees, holding the damaged Mr. Twinkles.*
<Character>: Uaanta, are you alright?
Uaanta: I've... been better. What a nightmare.
Icemaster Yeti: <Character>, is everything okay? You all just kind of collapsed for a moment there and— and that elf person vanished.
<Character>: Yeah, I think I'm okay—
<Character>: Just for a moment?
Icemaster Yeti: Yeah. We were about to fetch some of our healers when you all popped right back up.
<Character>: It felt... a lot longer.
Icemaster Yeti: Well, we're glad to see that you're fine! With all the danger out of the way, we can start setting up for the Frostval feast!
Uaanta: I have a great granddaughter who's about your age. She's very brave, just like you!
Uaanta: You did really well with Mr. Nameless. Stopping him would have been a lot more difficult without you.
Sally: Mr. Twinkles.
Sally: And yes, I know.
Sally: I hate this fish guy. I hate him, hate him, hate him!
Sally: It's going to be okay. Mr. Twinkles just needs a new head!
Sally: Everything will be okay!
Uaanta: Here! Why don't you show me how you celebrate Frostval? It's my first one! Maybe that will help take your mind off of this... business.
*Sally looks back towards Uaanta, then away to consider Uaanta's request, then back again.*
*All of a sudden, Sally mysteriously vanishes again.*
<Character>: What happened?! Where's—
*You and Uaanta have been summoned to the Firmament once more.*
Fiamme: Well done, Champions. The Nameless presence has disappeared.
Voidstar: We have returned the child to her place of origin.
<Character>: Oh... ah, phew.
<Character>: Don't scare us like that! We thought we lost her once already!
<Character>: Speaking of which. Can we not have any more children as champions?
<Character>: There are way too many moral quandaries with putting children in danger just for an easier chance at the Maleurous.
Temblor: Sally was never intended to be a Champion, more so an asset.
<Character>: "Asset" or not, let's not bring children into this.
<Character>: Um. Please?
Uaanta: My Makers, if I may be allowed to speak freely...
Neso: You may.
Uaanta: I agree with <Character>. There is no doubt that Sally was powerful... And her presence did aid us.
Uaanta: But she was put in too much risk. Had we been unable to save her...
Uaanta: I... was not comfortable with this, my Makers.
Celeritas: Perhaps we should have better forseen the... complications of such assets. Your concerns will be taken into consideration.
<Character>: Great. Now, if we're not needed any further, can we celebrate Frostval in peace?
Haeos: What of Remthalas?
Kyanos: We sensed his influence briefly. That is why we summoned you now. We assume you confronted him?
Uaanta: Sally had almost... neutralized Mr. Twinkles.
Uaanta: Neutralized Mr. Nameless, when Remthalas appeared and destroyed the Maleurous.
*The Avatars collectively pause after this revelation.*
<Character>: We... don't know?
Uaanta: Maybe the Maleurous aren't really working together.
Fiamme: It is a possibility.
Voidstar: They may be fighting amongst themselves for power.
Celeritas: It is in their nature.
Temblor: And makes them all the more dangerous to Lore.
*You and Uaanta glance back towards one another, standing back-to-back.*
Voidstar: Champions. We understand that our missions for you are difficult.
Khazri: The Maleurous may attempt to appeal to a more... volatile facet of the mind.
Neso: It is reassuring that you are willing to speak of your failures. So we thank you for your honesty.
Celeritas: We must deliberate on these matters.
Kyanos: Well done, Champions.
*With that, you and Uaanta are returned to the same location the Avatars teleported you to after first briefing you on Mr. Nameless.*
<Character>: Oh, come on!
<Character>: Couldn't they have teleported us back to Frostvale?
Uaanta: The Makers... work in mysterious ways, <Character>.
*You give Uaanta a disapproving glance; scene cuts to black.*
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