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Supply and Demand


Location: Sulen'Eska -> Up -> Up Vortex -> Up -> Kara SuLema -> Quests -> Supply and Demand -> Quest!,
Location: Sulen'Eska -> Up -> Up Vortex -> Mritha -> Past Quests -> Kara SuLema -> Quests -> Supply and Demand -> Quest!
Level/Quest/Items required: Completion of One Step Forward
Release Date: July 30th, 2021

Objective: Sulen'Eska is running out of room and supplies. There's only one place to turn...
Objective completed: Hopefully Ash can get everything sorted. Time for some long-deserved rest in the meantime!

Experience rewarded: Scaled
Gold rewarded: Scaled

Monsters
(3) Clawkin Wanderer
(1) Manahuntress
(1) ManaHunter
(5) Mushroom
(2) Tog

NPCs
Ash
Bajacu'
Kara SuLema
Melissa
Mritha
Niki

Rewards
Lost Woven Rose Cloak (I-IX)

Access to S&D Loot for DCs.

Dialogue

*In Sulen'Eska's meeting area, you and the Vind discuss the ongoing problems in the surrounding region.*

Mritha: The dravir need more room, Kara. The current arrangements are too cramped for their wings.
Kara SuLema: I... I think I could arrange that.
Bajacu': And what of the clawkin? Our young have too few safe places to spend their energy.
Kara SuLema: Um...
Niki: The resistance forces grow by the day as well.
Niki: Foraging in the swamp may work for some, but keeping an army supplied will take more than that. Much more.
Kara SuLema: ...
Melissa: ...Why am I even here?
Kara SuLema: Ah, Melissa! You got the message then?
Melissa: Yeah. So? What do you need me for?
Kara SuLema: As you can see, Sulen'Eska is facing a number of... logistical problems.
Kara SuLema: The surrounding swamp is dangerous, and expanding our territory too quickly may draw unwanted attention.
Kara SuLema: We're also struggling to keep everyone fed and safe.
Kara SuLema: We have many refugees and soldiers, but we don't have the systems in place to support them.

*Melissa stares at Kara blankly.*

Melissa: ...And?
Kara SuLema: Well, I thought since you're a princess... you might have some insight in how best to proceed...
Melissa: ...
Kara SuLema: I... I apologize if I presume too much! This has all been swept up in the wind much quicker than I had anticipated.
Melissa: ...Never had much interest in the whole leadership thing.
Kara SuLema: ...I... I see...

*Everyone in the meeting area falls silent before you have an idea to solve the ongoing problems.*

<Character>: What about asking Falconreach for help?
<Character>: Aren't they already providing weapons and supplies?
<Character>: Maybe they could take in a few more refugees, and provide some spare food.
Mritha: That's true! We could ask them for more help. Maybe an alliance?
Kara SuLema: While they're currently provisioning us with resources, they're... not supposed to be.
Kara SuLema: King Alteon's protection of Falconreach from Rose interference came under the stipulation that they do not outright oppose the Rose.
Kara SuLema: The Rose can't interfere with Falconreach, and Falconreach can't interfere with The Rose.
Kara SuLema: Asking them to take a larger, more obvious role in, well, the resistance, could bring that delicate balance crashing down.
Niki: But they're already accepting refugees, aren't they? Even if we can solve that issue, that would be a step forward.
Kara SuLema: Bajacu', what do you think? Would your people be comfortable moving to Falconreach?
Bajacu': In all truth, I can only imagine that most would prefer to take their chances in the swamp than to move into the city of humans.
Bajacu': Our traditions and connection to nature is important to us.
Bajacu': Surrounded by dead stone and dead trees would cause great distress to many.
Kara SuLema: I understand, Bajacu'. We will not force the clawkin to leave.
Kara SuLema: But for those that can or are willing, this could be a promising option.
Mritha: Unless we can secure the route, it will be a tough proposition.
Mritha: Many who lost everything risked their lives to end up in Sulen'Eska. Asking them to brave the swamps and face the unknown once again...
Melissa: I'd say do what you have to.
Melissa: What's the point of building a resistance, breaking people out of prison, and saving people from The Rose...
Melissa: ... if you can't be bothered to risk more to defend them?
Kara SuLema: Yes... You're right, Melissa.
<Character>: I don't think there's any love for The Rose in Falconreach. I'm sure they'll do their best to help if we asked.
Kara SuLema: Well, being the Hero of Falconreach, I think we can trust your judgement on that.
<Character>: Er, I mean, I'd have to ask Ash, and I'm not sure what the Guardians are up to these days...
Kara SuLema: What a wonderful idea! If you could establish a more formal dialogue with Falconreach, I'm sure they'll listen to you!

*You glare at Kara, disapprovingly.*

<Character>: You can't like... send a magical message or a letter or something?
Kara SuLema: It wouldn't have the same impact as you and <Dragon>, the heroes, in person. Or dragon.
Kara SuLema: Here, let me draft a letter for you to deliver to Ash...
Kara SuLema: And of course, since we're trying not to draw attention to ourselves, I suggest you and <Dragon> avoid the main roads, if possible.
<Character>: *tired hero grumbling*

  • <Dragon> joins you as a pet.

    *You and your dragon fight your way through various monsters in the Betrubung Swamp on your way to Falconreach; eventually you arrive and seek Ash outside the Falconreach Inn.*

    <Character>: Hero, huh? Hero or errand girl/boy?
    Ash: Ah, <Character>! Welcome back to Falconreach!
    Ash: Er, what was that you're muttering about?
    <Character>: Oh, uh, nothing. How's Falconreach been?
    Ash: Surprisingly peaceful! Any word from our... friends?
    <Character>: That's actually why I'm here.
    <Character>: I have a letter for you from Kara.
    <Character>: Somewhere in my bag.

    *You frantically search your bag trying to find Kara's letter, throwing a plethora of weapons and other items behind you during your search.*

    <Character>: *mumbling*

    *You continue to frantically expel items from your bag, until you finally find Kara's letter.*

    <Character>: Here it is!

    *You smile before getting worried about the condition of the letter.*

    <Character>: A little squashed, a little... what is that?
    <Character>: ...Should still be readable.
    Ash: ...Let's take a look.

    *Ash reads Kara's letter.*

    Ash: I see... I see...
    Ash: Hmm. Can you give me a day or two? I'll have to set up some meetings, discuss matters with the Guardians...
    <Character>: Of course. I'll just be staying at the Inn. Resting.
    Ash: Sounds like you deserve it, <Character>! I'll do what I can, and pull what strings need to be pulled.
    Ash: I'll do my best to see that Sulen'Eska will have Falconreach's full support!

  • Complete Quest
  • Loot for DCs - opens S&D Loot for DCs shop.

    Other information
  • The big, pink, glowy mushrooms act as a one-time healing source during the quest. (Message: Do you want to eat these big, pink, glowy mushrooms? They look different from the rest.)
  • Pop-up headlines during the quest:
    quote:

  • You can't reach these mushrooms yet!
  • They were actually quite tasty! You feel reinvigorated! And a bit dizzy! And your tongue glows, which is neat!
  • This is the way to Oaklore.
  • I don't need to visit the cemetery.
  • This quest contains one of the ingredients required for The Plaguenog. (Pop-up upon collection: You found a stick of Trickorice!)
  • This quest replaced The Fairy Court with new dialogue, artwork, structure, music, and renamed rewards in addition to a level 90 version; more information can be found in the July 30th, 2021 Design Notes.





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