Victoria / Princess Victoria / Queen Victoria
Location: Victoria's Secret, A Hero of the People, Trust, The Gala, Are Rocks Evil?, Queen of Swordhaven, Out of Control, The Golden Hand, Swordhaven Castle, Daybreak (Rose), Into the Light, Collapse, The Spells We Weave, Sunfall: Part 1, Sunfall: Part 2, A Storm in the Night, Ambition's Crossroads, AdventureFriends! (Part 1), AdventureFriends! (Part 2), Broken Circuit (Part 2), Of Duty and Dragons, Roots of Change
The Greenguard Alliance (All Versions)
The Royal Resistance (All Versions)
Dragonsgrasp (Book 3)
Princess Victoria: Hello!
Princess Victoria: Er, yes. Thank you. It is very nice to meet you, <Character>. For the first time. Ever.
Princess Victoria: The moneyless villagers! That is to say, the poorer townspeople.
Princess Victoria: ......
Princess Victoria: Father, I just... I-
Princess Victoria: *gulp*
Princess Victoria: Yes, yes it does. It definitely does. Uh, that's been my motivation this whole time! Helping the people!
Princess Victoria: But...!
Princess Victoria: <Character>, you can stop. Helping. Now.
Princess Victoria: Quite sure.
A Hero of the People
Victoria: I- I'm going to return home. Talk to my father. The King.
Victoria: I'll see if I can set up a... a parley at least.
Victoria: There has to be some way we can all come to an understanding!
Victoria: I just hope Jaania... I just...
Victoria: Thanks, <Character>.
Victoria: Right! I was wondering why you showed up conveniently! That... makes a lot of sense!
Victoria: I'll do what I can. The more conflict we can avoid, the better.
Victoria: See you around, <Character>, <Dragon>.
Princess Victoria: How is she doing, dad?
Princess Victoria: I've... I've heard some rumors about The Rose... and the resistance.
Princess Victoria: It—It doesn't matter where I heard them from!
Princess Victoria: And what I do and where I go is none of your...
Princess Victoria: I never wanted—I—
Princess Victoria: Just... Listen, father.
Princess Victoria: It doesn't matter how I heard it, but I know that the Vind are willing to try talking to us. To The Rose.
Princess Victoria: For peace!
Princess Victoria: ...Could you please talk to Jaania? Try to make it happen?
Princess Victoria: If war were to break out, so many innocents would be caught in between.
Princess Victoria: Thank you, father.
Princess Victoria: I will!
???: Hi, <Character>.
Princess Victoria: Keep your voice down!
Princess Victoria: How are you?
Princess Victoria: I'm not sure I follow?
Princess Victoria: Huh?
Princess Victoria: But we have-
Princess Victoria: -obviously never seen each other since you were thawed, that's completely right and correct!
Princess Victoria: Silly me! Ohohohoho...
Princess Victoria: I have been...around. The castle, that is. That's why you haven't seen me!
Princess Victoria: I've been...attending to my royal duties...and...stuff.
Princess Victoria: Likewise!
Princess Victoria: Oh, Tara is off to seal a deal with an eastern country. She's become quite the entrepreneur.
Princess Victoria: Brittany is...sick.
Princess Victoria: I think it's going to be fine. Jaania's magi are helping...
Princess Victoria: Jaania is convincing.
Princess Victoria: I can see it. She's preying on him. On our misfortune. I bring it up every now and then, but he refuses to listen.
Princess Victoria: <Character>, our mother died...because of magic. And our little-
Princess Victoria: I don't know how she knew it, but I know that she's using it very well.
Princess Victoria: My father may appear strong, but he's hurting. Even after ALL these years.
Princess Victoria: When Jaania first came to my father, he was hopeful, but skeptic. After all... she IS good at what she is doing, and people saw it.
Princess Victoria: But then she showed him something, and...it tipped the scales. His outlook on Jaania changed.
Princess Victoria: He still is wary of the Rose, mind you...but not of Jaania.
Princess Victoria: I don't know what she showed him, but must have been significant. It changed his perspective. Maybe even...healed him, but still...
Princess Victoria: You will have an opportunity to speak with him. If he won't listen to his own daughter...maybe he'll listen to you.
Princess Victoria: Thank you, <Character>. I will... see you soon.
Princess Victoria: Oh, nevermind! Go on, have fun!
Are Rocks Evil?
Princess Victoria: I can see more of them around the corner, father.
Princess Victoria: <Character>?
Princess Victoria: The guards are down as well...
Princess Victoria: Is this an attack? On our kingdom?
Princess Victoria: *thinking* What did Jaania do...
Princess Victoria: No, father! We have to evacuate, your life is what's important here!
Princess Victoria: What about Brittany?
Princess Victoria: How can you be sure?
Princess Victoria: I will help-
Princess Victoria: What?! Are you serious?!
Princess Victoria: No!
Princess Victoria: Just no!
Princess Victoria: You will not tell me what I can or can't do.
Princess Victoria: I am tired of you treating me like this!
Princess Victoria: Every time I came back from "delegations", I had to hide bruises from you because I knew you would not approve of what I'm doing!
Princess Victoria: But this ends now!
Princess Victoria: I am not made from porcelain!
Princess Victoria: I can take care of myself and others!
Princess Victoria: And I'm certainly NOT interested in "attracting a Prince,-"
Princess Victoria: "-when I'm gallivanting around the countryside engaged in such unsuitable activities", Father!
Princess Victoria: Yes, I still remember this!
Princess Victoria: I am going to take up my bow, rip up my dress and defend YOU, because I am more than just a princess!
Princess Victoria: I am your daughter!
Princess Victoria: And I am going to help you get out of here, whether you like it or not!
Princess Victoria: Because that's who I am!
Princess Victoria: Let's go.
Princess Victoria: Fine, I don't care, let's GO!
Princess Victoria: But didn't it seem like they only came for Jaania?
Princess Victoria: ...
Princess Victoria: Fair point.
Queen of Swordhaven
Princess Victoria: Why have you announced to the people that my father has been kidnapped?! You had no right-
Princess Victoria: He wasn't kidnapped!!
Princess Victoria: Then your sources are wrong!!
Princess Victoria: I was.... I...
Princess Victoria: I was there when it happened!
Princess Victoria: <Character>...
Princess Victoria: My father has been injured! By these things! That YOU lead into the castle!! <Character> has taken him... has...
Princess Victoria: I... I couldn-
Princess Victoria: I don't know.
Princess Victoria: That woma-I...
Princess Victoria: The point is, my father was not kidnapped. He was taken... to... someone who will... help him!
Princess Victoria: I trust <Character>!
Princess Victoria: Are you... leaving?
Princess Victoria: To where?
Princess Victoria: You mean attack you...
Princess Victoria: ...
Princess Victoria: P-pardon?
Out of Control
Victoria: I am aware of the increased monster activity in the areas around your farm, but I just—
Victoria: I'm so sorry, I just can't send my guards there at the moment.
Victoria: You could post about your problem on the city board, perhaps some kind soul can help you...
Victoria: I could request some Rose recruits help you with your issue.
Victoria: Dad... how did you manage all of this?
Victoria: Please send in the next audience.
Victoria: Lady Jaania.
Victoria: May I... help you with something?
Victoria: What a shame.
Victoria: If you tell me about the incident, I will see if the renovations can progress faster.
Queen Victoria: Lady Jaania!
Queen Victoria: I order you to tell me what happened in your tower that day, causing damage to the infrastructure and the populace of Swordhaven...
Queen Victoria: ...or else you will be thrown into the dungeon!
Queen Victoria: And believe me, it is much more uncomfortable than your current temporary quarters.
Queen Victoria: G—good. Thank you.
Queen Victoria: I will see what I can do about your old quarters.
Queen Victoria: Hold.
Queen Victoria: There is another matter which I must discuss with you.
Queen Victoria: We have welcomed the refugees of Duat into Swordhaven, and while we have the resources to support them for now...
Queen Victoria: It has come to my attention that the Magesterium attack was stopped not because of the Rose...
Queen Victoria: ...but despite your refusal to send troops or investigate personally.
Queen Victoria: I am sure I do not need to remind you, but the safe harbor of Swordhaven was provided under a condition.
Queen Victoria: The condition that the Rose protect the citizens of Greenguard.
Queen Victoria: I understand that most of your forces have been tasked with moving south, outside of the kingdom.
Queen Victoria: As per my father's decree, I cannot allow this.
Queen Victoria: The Rose's first priority must be to deal with any immediate threats to the Kingdom of Greenguard!
Queen Victoria: Lady Jaania, should you refuse to—
Queen Victoria: What is it?
Queen Victoria: Proceed.
Queen Victoria: Lady Jaania, if you do not recall your forces to assist in the defense of the Kingdom...
Queen Victoria: ...I'm afraid I will have no choice but to terminate your base of operations here in Swordhaven.
Queen Victoria: Do you refuse?
The Golden Hand
Queen Victoria: Thank you for answering my summons, Lady Kara, <Character>.
Queen Victoria: Lady Jaania says that you are the leader of the Vind, Lady Kara. It is a pleasure to meet you.
Queen Victoria: Wonderful. Now, down to business.
Queen Victoria: Given the current situation with the Magesterium's assault on the Kingdom...
Queen Victoria: ...I would hope to negotiate a truce between the forces of the Rose and the Vind.
Queen Victoria: No, not a truce.
Queen Victoria: A temporary alliance.
Queen Victoria: An alliance, unifying the people of Greenguard against this threat. We cannot afford to be divided during this time of peril.
Queen Victoria: Can't you just... agree not to fight each other for the greater good?
Queen Victoria: Lady Kara, is this true? Are you holding my father against his will?
Queen Victoria: And <Character>, can you corroborate this information?
Queen Victoria: The king— My father— he was well when he left?
Queen Victoria: I see. Lady Jaania—
Queen Victoria: Lady Jaania! I trust <Character>, and since s/he can vouch for Lady Kara, I believe her.
Queen Victoria: Do you mistrust the judgment of your Queen?
Queen Victoria: Then as the leaders of the Rose and the Vind— you who have gathered so many followers—
Queen Victoria: You must inspire your people to put aside their differences in the face of the end of the world.
Queen Victoria (thinking): Politics is easy!
Queen Victoria: Lady Kara, please forgive Lady Jaania for this. She believes she may be able to close all of the rifts. As such, her time is quite valuable.
Queen Victoria: That brings us to you, <Character>. How are you doing?
Queen Victoria: While I have full confidence in Lady Jaania's abilities, you're quite resourceful.
Queen Victoria: I would like you to search for any alternate methods of closing the rifts.
Queen Victoria: Your plan is still just that. A plan. I will not gamble with the lives of my subjects.
Queen Victoria: Good. Is this agreeable to you, <Character>?
Queen Victoria: Glad to hear it!
Queen Victoria: Now, I'm sure you all have a lot of business to attend to, but we must first set up some preliminary logistics, send messages—
Queen Victoria: What is the—
Queen Victoria: Identify yourselves, intruders, before I toss you into the dungeons!
Queen Victoria: What is the meaning of this?
Queen Victoria: Excuse me. You're from the Magesterium...
Queen Victoria: ...who attacked my father, have declared war on Greenguard with your most recent assault, and you're here to negotiate?
Queen Victoria: And you can close them?
Queen Victoria: You make a fair point, Jaania. How can we trust you, Golden Hand of the Shapeless Empire?
Queen Victoria: You claim that your attack on my father was an accident—
Queen Victoria: And of my father? You've apologized, but explain yourselves! Why did your golems attack us?
Queen Victoria: I am.
Queen Victoria: We can discuss reparations later.
Queen Victoria: So what is it that you want, exactly, Vseslava, Ostromir?
Queen Victoria: And what is the nature of these adjustments?
Queen Victoria: Why do you require our cooperation for this?
Queen Victoria: Couldn't you just teleport where you needed to go?
Queen Victoria: Lady Jaania, Lady Kara, <Character>, what are your thoughts?
Queen Victoria: But why attack the Kingdom? If Jaania is intruding on Magesterium ground, can you not defend against the Rose there?
Queen Victoria: It does, but I must disagree with your methods wholeheartedly.
Queen Victoria: The Magesterium has caused great harm and damage to the Kingdom of Greenguard and its people.
Queen Victoria: However, if the situation is as dire as not only you, Vseslava, and Ostromir, have told me, but Lady Kara and <Character>, as well as our own scouts...
Queen Victoria: ...then I see no other choice.
Queen Victoria: Vseslava, Ostromir, of the Golden Hand of the Shapeless Empire, I grant you free passage.
Queen Victoria: Passage only, though. Should you break our laws or be found doing anything untoward or suspicious, you will be executed.
Queen Victoria: Lady Jaania, you are free to continue your research, provided that you manage your troops and keep away from the Fissure.
Queen Victoria: We must protect the people of Greenguard, no, all of Lore, first. Then we can resume our petty political squabbles.
Queen Victoria: The Rose and the Vind will work together to protect the people of the Kingdom while the Golden Hand does its work.
Queen Victoria: At no point will interference or subterfuge be tolerated. Is that clear?
Queen Victoria: I leave that up to you, <Character>. You may assist the Rose or the Vind in their endeavors, or, should you choose to...
Queen Victoria: ...you may aid in escorting the Golden Hand.
Queen Victoria (thinking): I'm doing it, father! Wherever you are, I hope you're proud.
Queen Victoria: It's... a relief to see you, <Character>. With the Magesterium rifts threatening all of Lore, your presence gives us hope.
If you haven't selected a faction:
Queen Victoria: The Rose, Vind, and Golden Hand are preparing for the conflict ahead. I leave it to you to decide which group to support.
Queen Victoria: I will trust your judgement in this. You're our hero, after all!
If you have selected a faction:
Queen Victoria: Sometimes, I wonder if I'm doing the right thing. Is it wise to trust the Golden Hand? What if the Vind has ulterior motives?
Queen Victoria: And is Jaania really working on something that could save us all?
Queen Victoria: But then I must remember that I am Queen. I must be decisive, and my decisions absolute.
Queen Victoria: All the same, when one is locked up on this throne, with the crown as my chains, it can be...
Queen Victoria: ...easy to forget the sacrifices that are being made out on the battlefield.
Queen Victoria (whispering): I don't suppose you could sneak in a bow for me? Maybe I could find a window to shoot from...
Queen Victoria: Ahem. I mean, Thank you, <Character>, loyal subject, for coming to give your respects. Keep up the good work!
Heal - fully replenishes HP, MP, and potions.
Queen Victoria: Thank you for your concern, but as Queen, I may go where I wish.
Queen Victoria: As of now, I'm issuing orders!
Queen Victoria: The Vind has already sent DragonRider scouts to gain information on this monster.
Queen Victoria: I've also gotten word that The Golden Hand have begun their process of bringing the rift under control.
Queen Victoria: I'm calling for a meeting between the Vind and the Rose to best discuss how to tackle this new development.
Queen Victoria: I'd like you to be present as well, <Character>.
Queen Victoria: They will have to be. As will the Vind fighters.
Queen Victoria: I'll see if we can bring out and repurpose some of the city's old defenses as well.
Into the Light
Queen Victoria: And that's the city's defense situation at present. We've called off the attack to prevent any collateral damage.
Queen Victoria: What of the Vind's efforts against the Tytan?
Queen Victoria: And what of the Rose?
Queen Victoria: The city is under attack, Lady Jaania. Do you have a means of protecting the city?
Queen Victoria: I understand that your research is important.
Queen Victoria: But it cannot come at the cost of Swordhaven and its people!
Queen Victoria: Good.
Queen Victoria: Vseslava, how is the closure of the rift progressing?
Queen Victoria: Is this going to be a problem?
Queen Victoria: What can we do to help?
Queen Victoria: I understand. That brings us to the next topic.
Queen Victoria: How are we going to stop this... Tytan?
Queen Victoria: Our weapons are ineffective... the dragons cannot stay in the air for prolonged assault... and the city's defense is faltering.
Queen Victoria: As seems to be the theme of this Alliance, I believe we must work together!
Queen Victoria: We'll need to use some Rose mages to enhance our remaining siege weaponry, and the Dragonriders of the Vind will be required as well.
Queen Victoria: We'll launch one massive assault, all together!
Queen Victoria: And at that moment, <Character> and <Dragon> may be able to reach the Tytan...
Queen Victoria: ... to either slay it or push it back through the rift!
Queen Victoria: Yes?
Queen Victoria: Apologies if you misunderstood, <Character>. We will of course do our research and create a plan of action!
Queen Victoria: You will not be sent to blindly face the Tytan.
Queen Victoria: But we may not be prepared for every eventuality.
Queen Victoria: Your resourcefulness and resilience is why I've chosen you to face it head on.
Queen Victoria: Hmm.
Queen Victoria: Wonderful. Thank you, Lady Jaania.
Queen Victoria: It's good to see everyone getting along!
Queen Victoria: Now, if there's nothing else—
Queen Victoria: What was that?!
Queen Victoria: To arms!
Queen Victoria: Stupid dress, always getting in the way!
Queen Victoria: Jaania, about that defensive measure?
Queen Victoria: The city cannot withstand this! If you have any way of defending it, NOW is the time!
Queen Victoria: Do it!
Queen Victoria: Not now, you two!
Queen Victoria: Lady Jaania, can you walk while preparing the spell? We can't stay up here!
Queen Victoria: Good. We'll head deeper into the castle as you prepare.
Queen Victoria: Melissa, watch our backs, and <Character>, take the front.
Queen Victoria: I'll stay by Lady Jaania.
Queen Victoria: Swordhaven will not fall under my watch!
Queen Victoria: We should be able to stop here for a moment without worrying about the ceiling falling in on us. Is the spell prepared?
Queen Victoria: Lady Jaania?
Queen Victoria: It's done then?
Queen Victoria: Lady Jaania, are you alright?
Queen Victoria: Lady Jaania, you did your duty as commanded by the Queen of Swordhaven.
Queen Victoria: You saved the city!
Queen Victoria: If there are to be any consequences–
Queen Victoria: I see.
Queen Victoria: Lady Melissa, can you do me a favor, please?
Queen Victoria: Please escort Lady Jaania safely to her tower, and notify her bodyguards of what has transpired.
Queen Victoria: I believe they will be better equipped to take care of her in her current state than we are.
Queen Victoria: Look at all this, <Character>.
Queen Victoria: What a mess.
Queen Victoria: I'm not.
Queen Victoria: I'm running on the feeling in the back of my head that says I am responsible for everyone here.
Queen Victoria: Everyone is under my care. And all I can do is what I think best.
Queen Victoria: Nobody questions me. Nobody says, "Hey, Queen lady, that's a bad idea!".
Queen Victoria: Not for the big stuff, at least.
Queen Victoria: Sometimes...
Queen Victoria: No, a lot of the time, I wish I could be back in the forest, helping out the animals. But...
Queen Victoria: Those days could never last, could they?
Queen Victoria: Thanks for listening, <Character>.
Queen Victoria: I must check on Brittany. Make sure she's safe.
Queen Victoria: I'll send word to Tara... Let her know that Swordhaven is unsafe to return to.
Queen Victoria: Oh, and follow up with Lady Jaania.
Queen Victoria: Then I have to re-organize the assault on the Tytan, see what resources we've lost...
Queen Victoria: <Character>, please do your best to continue helping the people of Swordhaven. I will send a summons for you when we are ready.
Queen Victoria: How does s/he keep going, I wonder?
The Spells We Weave
Queen Victoria: So, what's this plan you've come up with?
Queen Victoria: Then instead of fighting back, it will retreat through the rift!
Queen Victoria: ...I can see a lot of things going wrong with this plan.
Queen Victoria: What if this just makes it angrier?
Queen Victoria: What if it flees further away from the rift rather than back into it?
Queen Victoria: Can it... even fly backwards?
Queen Victoria: <Character>, I'm... I'm not sure that it's that simple...
Queen Victoria: I see! And with the ballistae that hit it then fell, there's sure to be some Tytan bits out on the battlefield!
Queen Victoria: How are you faring, Golden Hand?
Queen Victoria: Wonderful. This plan still seems... optimistic though. If the Tytan doesn't retreat, or it redoubles its attack...
Queen Victoria: We must trust that Jaania's barrier will hold, should even the worst occur.
Queen Victoria: It is decided. We have incomplete information, and we cannot predict the future, but with what we have, this is our best course of action.
Queen Victoria: We proceed with this plan.
Queen Victoria: However, we must not let our guards down. We will continue planning for even the unexpected.
Queen Victoria: <Character>, it's up to you to find some remains of the Tytan.
Sunfall: Part 1
Queen Victoria: You're here at last, <Character>. Everything has been prepared for your mission.
Queen Victoria: The ballistae and the Dragonriders will be a distraction.
Queen Victoria: While the Tytan focuses on our attack, <Character>, we'll send you up to face it!
Queen Victoria: Are you ready? We don't know what you'll find up there, but you're resourceful. You're our hero!
Queen Victoria: We're sure you'll find a way to force back the Tytan!
Queen Victoria: Should the worst occur, the Golden Hand will shrink the rift and we will be forced to figure out another way to deal with the Tytan.
Queen Victoria: Regarding that, Grand Magus Hansa, have you heard back from Lady Jaania yet?
Queen Victoria: I see. That is very troubling. However, we don't know how long we have left on this barrier. We must act while we can.
Queen Victoria: We have no time to waste. <Character>, I know we're asking a lot of you... are you prepared for this?
Queen Victoria: Good. Kara, the protection spell is ready, is it not?
Queen Victoria: Lady Kara?
Queen Victoria: We pulled out something special from the workshops for this!
Queen Victoria: The Pactagonal Knights of Oaklore have had designs for a catapult capable of firing a person great distances.
Queen Victoria: It just so happens that we commissioned a replica of such a marvel of engineering some time ago!
Queen Victoria: I just knew you'd be excited to try it out!
Queen Victoria: Just be careful of splinters. We didn't have enough time to sanitize the entire mechanism...
Queen Victoria: Nothing, nothing. Now, let's move out!
Queen Victoria: Be careful, <Character>.
Queen Victoria: FIRE EVERYTHING!
- Dragon (DA Required)
Queen Victoria: Are you sure? It took a lot of effort to dust it off and set it up...
Queen Victoria: Well, I wouldn't call the junk pile storage exactly.
Queen Victoria: Fiiine. Let's move out!
Queen Victoria: Be careful, <Character>. There's no knowing what you'll find up there.
Queen Victoria: Very well. We'll start the assault.
Queen Victoria: Begin firing the ballistae!
Sunfall: Part 2
Queen Victoria: <Character>, you did it! The Tytan went back through, and The Golden Hand managed to shrink the rift!
Queen Victoria: Thank you too, <Dragon>! I'm sure you were vital to the mission!
Queen Victoria: Of course. I'll have some knights escort you and <Dragon> to the castle.
Queen Victoria: You've more than earned it. Don't worry, we'll take care of cleaning up the remainder of the invasion!
Queen Victoria: And with that, the Swordhaven Rift has been dealt with. Reports, please.
Queen Victoria: Understood. We'll delegate some knights to prevent anyone from approaching, and anything from emerging.
Queen Victoria: What of the Doomwood front?
Queen Victoria: I see. Has the base of the rift been located yet for The Golden Hand?
Queen Victoria: Hmm.
Queen Victoria: And what of the Northlands?
Queen Victoria: I see. Thank you, everyone.
Queen Victoria: I see.
Queen Victoria: And the Deadlands are still quiet?
Queen Victoria: We'll have to keep a close watch on that rift in case it changes then. Thank you for the reports.
Queen Victoria: In that case, our next target must be Doomwood. We will take some time to prepare and recover, and then–
Queen Victoria: We march to Doomwood!
Queen Victoria: Y-yes. You're right, of course...
Victoria: Very well. We'll take some time to prepare and recover and then–
Victoria: You'll march to Doomwood!
Victoria: It really isn't the same.
A Storm in the Night
Queen Victoria: Anyway, hello, <Character>! We're in the middle of developing our plan for tackling the Doomwood rift, as you can see.
Queen Victoria: Yes, let's. Amityvale and its surrounding areas have been well defended by its denizens so far.
Queen Victoria: Magus Neron has managed to come to an accord with the vampires and werewolves for the defense of the region.
Queen Victoria: As for the rift itself, it is on the border of Doomwood and the Whispering Steppes.
Queen Victoria: The focus that the Vind scouts have detected appears to be in some old underground ruins near said border.
Queen Victoria: The nomadic tribes have left the area, and as they are not under Swordhaven's rule, we cannot expect them to be of assistance.
Queen Victoria: Therefore, I propose an elite squad, consisting of yourselves and whomever you deem a good fit for the job, to secure the focus before too late.
Queen Victoria: What do you think?
Queen Victoria: I'm sure that can be arranged.
Queen Victoria: I can't say that I would mind, but is there any particular reason why?
Queen Victoria: I... very well. I accept.
Queen Victoria: Now, when you're all prepared, I expect you to make haste to the ruins.
Queen Victoria: No Tytan has emerged as of yet, but there's no telling if or when that could happen.
Queen Victoria: Should we need to be in contact, the Vind scouts have already set up messenger paths throughout the region. Word will travel fast.
Queen Victoria: Thank you for your concern, <Character>, but yes. With the rebuilding and recovery, I'll have more than enough on my hands.
Queen Victoria: Lady Jaania, I take it that you have recovered from your... exertion during the Tytan attack?
Queen Victoria: Swordhaven owes you a great debt. Should you require any aid, it shall be yours.
Queen Victoria: Yes. Unfortunately, without your ministrations, Princess Brittany's health has been... declining.
Queen Victoria: While I understand that you're eager to assist in the rift problem, may I ask that you remain here, in Swordhaven?
Queen Victoria: May I ask what exactly this research is for?
Queen Victoria: Did she, now...
Queen Victoria: I would ask that you give me some time to deliberate on this.
Victoria: Yes... that would be... for the best.
Queen Victoria: That went oddly well.
Queen Victoria: Hmm...
Queen Victoria: I would appreciate it, Circe.
Queen Victoria: I must know what Lady Jaania and The Rose are planning.
AdventureFriends! (Part 1)
Victoria: You have my thanks, Jaania. Such news is truly a relief to my royal ears! Indeed, until now, I thought I had sensed something awry in the flow of destiny, and I was indeed tempted to unveil my-
Victoria: A monumental task bestowed upon me by fate, befitting of my untold power. The royal blood that courses through my veins burns in anticipation of-
If you joined the Decorations Subcommittee: Day 2
Victoria: At last, <Character>. This meeting was decreed by prophecy in ages long past. Our most fateful encounter shall be here, amongst the stumbling growths of decorations! My royal blood burns with anticipation of the future to come!
Victoria: Nothing so simple. The Decorations subcommittee... might just be the most important subcomittee of them all!
Victoria: Our responsibility is at the forefront of the fundraising event. Our decorations, the first impression that a prospective donor may encounter.
Victoria: Without the decorations, the entire event falls flat. Such dire weight on our psyches... I hope you know what you're getting into by joining your soul with ours! Be warned! This is not a decision to be made lightly by a commoner, much less by one of my royal blood!
Victoria: Perhaps, <Character>. The hidden power of my royal bloodline grows too much to bear at times. This burden that weighs on my royal shoulders... As a princess, I must endeavor to control it better lest I act unbecomingly.
Victoria: And so our soul contract is forged, forever binding us together as the Decorations subcommittee! The most dire of responsibilities lies ahead, and without your aid, we may have been doomed to be forever lost in the endless maze of this terrible burden!
If you select the 'Welcome to Aspenvale Academy!' option: Victoria: Indeed. The Decorations subcommittee has room for... another.
If you joined the Decorations Subcommittee: Day 3
Victoria: Hmm... Hmm...
Victoria: I've got it! You'll make an excellent knight, Sir Yashta!
Victoria: Welcome, Sir Yashta, to the most perilous of duties, the most purposeful odyssey, the most dire of causes... As princess of Aspenvale Keep, I welcome you to the Decorations subcommittee!
If you select the 'Side with Victoria' option:
Victoria: Indeed, Aegis! You were ever the doubter, but now that others have seen my true glory, you needn't deny your senses any further!
Victoria: Stand down, Sir Yashta. While I let slip a fraction of the power of my royal blood, I mustn't reveal my true form here at this time, lest detractors like Jaania learn of it. Aegis may be simple, but he is harmless. He distracts the prying eyes.
Victoria: As for you, <Character>, you rose to defend your princess's honor when she required it. Perhaps you too will make a fine knight! We are bound by fate, after all.
If you select the 'Side with Aegis' option:
Victoria: But, Sir Yashta, you can still be- you are still my knight!
Victoria: Indeed, for even the smallest cut may ripple across the paper, leaving a design most wondrous and-
Victoria: Oh... Okay.
Victoria: Beware, for I sense the presence of one long past, who strains to break the barriers between our realm and the unknowns of the beyond! It is all I can do to use my power to-
If you joined the Decorations Subcommittee: Day 4
Victoria: And... There! Behold!
Victoria: Ah, there you are, <Character> The royal princess requests your aid! These vile metallic constructions are proving most impertinent!
Victoria: Quite so! And while Sir Yashta has attempted his best to help...
Victoria: Thus, this quest falls upon you, <Character>, to deliver these vexing vessels to their fated destinations!
If you select the 'Accept Quest!' option:
Victoria: I am glad that you have finally opened your eyes, Aegis. For now I know that I am truly in the company of those to whom I can entrust with the deepest secrets of my royal bloodline.
Victoria: A-hem! My deepest secrets... My true nature... My one true name! My true name, hidden from prying ears and whose utterance my foes will faint at the sound of... That is, the true name of... of...
If you select the 'Victoria... Maybe tone it down a bit?' option:
Victoria: You think I'm... annoying? <Character>, do you think this way too?
Victoria: I see.
Victoria: Yes, everything's... fine. I thought I was in the company of those to whom I could reveal my true nature. But it appears I was wrong.
Victoria: No, it's fine. Let's get back to work, shall we? Um. Excuse me a moment.
If you select the 'Say nothing' option:
Victoria: I... I dont know what came over me. I'm sorry, everyone. My... My royal blood...
Victoria: No, I'm fine. I apologize, Mr. Warlic, everyone, for interrupting. This burden must be weighing heavier on me than I thought...
If you joined the Decorations Subcommittee:
Victoria (briefly): I'm sorry, I... I don't know what came over me. Perhaps my latent powers are-
Victoria: I'm sorry, I... I don't know what came over me. Perhaps my royal blood is-
Victoria: -know what's-
Victoria: Help me!
AdventureFriends! (Part 2)
Victoria: You have my thanks, Jaania. Such news is truly a relief to my royal ears! Indeed, until now, I thought I had sensed something awry in the flow of destiny, and I was indeed tempted to unveil my-
If you joined the Decorations Subcommittee: Hero's Heart Day
Victoria: As I said before, you need not worry, Aegis, for while we are in the depths of this twisted reality, we are still connected by the bonds of our souls. I knew <Character> would not perish, and s/he has not!
Victoria: We have fallen through the depths of madness, saved from certain doom, by the grace of my royal blood! And from that trial, we have emerged into this purgatory, from whence we must escape.
Victoria: No, I can feel a path! I know the way! My royal blood-
Victoria: You're wrong, Aegis, for through passing through the recent tribulations, I have awakened to the ultimate real truth of my being. This is my destiny, to save us!
If you select the 'I trust Victoria's instincts.' option:
Victoria: Please, Aegis. I know our soul bond has been tenuous and fraught with disagreement, but my royal blood burns with decisiveness.
Victoria: Aegis. I know how stressful this must be for you. But trust me. If I wasn't sure, I would say so.
Victoria: It is alright, Aegis. We all face difficult trials placed in our paths by fate and destiny. Some are easier to overcome than others. And if my royal blood leads us astray? We'll all still have each other. The Decorations subcommittee, our souls entwined. Our friends!
Victoria: Everything will be okay.
Victoria: This way!
Victoria: Here! This is where we're supposed to be. Yes, this is truly the place determined by prophecy that shall be our portal back to our home!
Victoria: Patience, Aegis. Sir Yashta, please place your hand on the tree's bark, here!
Victoria: Indeed and well done. Give me a moment while I channel my royal blood to stabilize the portal.
Victoria: It worked! It really worked! See? My royal blood... the weave of destiny...
Victoria: Yes, this portal will take us back to the real world! It has been delivered to us by the web of fate!
Victoria: You have nothing to fear, Aegis. We're friends, after all. And my powers can never be used to harm my friends! Now go, before the power of my royal blood fades from this place of destiny!
If you have sufficiently bonded with Victoria:
Victoria: Hold, <Character>. For we must speak.
Victoria: No... quite the opposite. From the moment you joined the Decorations subcommittee, when you bonded your soul to mine... I knew you had the potential to be the one.
Victoria: Indeed, the one whom I will ask to go on the QuestVenture with me! This is a great privilege, being asked by a princess of royal blood, so you should not dare to reject my invitation!
Victoria: I will await your answer on the other side, although I already know it, as it has been decreed by fate!
If you have not sufficiently bonded with Victoria:
Victoria: Come on, <Character>! I can't hold this portal open forever!
If you select the 'Aegis, calm down, please!' option:
Victoria: But I do, guided by my royal blood and the thread of destiny, I know the way to go!
Victoria: To describe the weave of fate and destiny as interpreted by my royal blood... It will be a challenge.
Victoria: I believe I can.
Victoria: ...And there is where the portal shall emerge, after receiving the touch of a true knight, loyal to the royal bloodline! Together, we shall defy this twisted destiny that we find ourselves entrapped in!
Victoria: The web of fate! At your touch it unravels and reforms! You are a defier of prophecies, a weaver of change!
Victoria: You have come to accept the power bestowed upon you by our fated soul bond, and the path opens now for you!
Victoria: This... this is our way out, opened by a being of power, not of royal blood, but destiny defying all the same! Let us away from this place, before the web of doom entraps us once more! Truly, well done, Sir Aegis.
If you select the 'Maybe Yashta has the right idea.' option:
Victoria: Sir Yashta, I grant you permission to speak freely. Aegis does not seem to trust the word of my royal blood, and I cannot force him to. But perhaps walking a different path along the web of prophecy may be more amenable to him.
Victoria: Aegis! Wake up! Sir Yashta has finished... Um.... Deciphering the maze of fate!
Victoria: You've done it, Sir Yashta! Even without the help of my royal blood, you've rewritten prophecy, and delivered us from the most hateful doom!
Victoria: What a pleasant surprise. Hello, <Character>! What's up?
If you have sufficiently bonded with Victoria:
Victoria: I could definitely do with a break from, well, everything. Being royalty is way harder than people think. So yes, please, lead the way!
If you have not sufficiently bonded with Victoria:
Victoria: You know I'd love to just drop everything and go, but... I can't. Too many responsibilities. If only...
Broken Circuit (Part 2)
Queen Victoria: And what, pray tell, Lady Jaania, is the meaning of this?
Queen Victoria: So soon after the trauma endured by Swordhaven's people from the Tytan, you bring this...
Queen Victoria: ... this airship, unannounced, above the city!
Queen Victoria: Many fell into panic thinking that the Tytan had returned!
Queen Victoria: Explain yourself!
Queen Victoria: The citizens are not purely logical!
Queen Victoria: After the Tytan destroyed homes and livelihoods, they're still recovering from the trauma!
Queen Victoria: And you didn't answer me.
Queen Victoria: What is this airship doing above my city?
Queen Victoria: I see.
Queen Victoria: Forewarning would have been appropriate in this case, but we'll have to do what we can to calm the populace.
Queen Victoria: See that you don't.
Queen Victoria: You are dismissed.
Queen Victoria: Yes, I know. She's hiding something.
Queen Victoria: From your report, I can still only assume that Lady Jaania is doing her best, even if General Akanthus is not to be trusted.
Queen Victoria: Princess Brittany is stable, and Lady Jaania is not the cause. At least, not directly.
Queen Victoria: I have to be careful. Most in Swordhaven support The Rose, especially after the Tytan was repelled.
Queen Victoria: I can't just accuse The Rose of poisoning a princess. Not without proof. There would be war in the streets.
Queen Victoria: No, my sister will have to wait.
Queen Victoria: Circe, see if you can find out what's going on with this airship. Lady Jaania isn't telling the full truth here.
Of Duty and Dragons
Queen Victoria: So... You believe the Magesterium is no more?
Queen Victoria: Do you need to return home, then?
Queen Victoria: That is a very noble and honorable sentiment. You have my deepest sympathies, Ostromir, Vseslava...
Queen Victoria: I am glad to hear that the Doomwood rift has been brought under control.
Queen Victoria: I would have liked to meet this Prince Eulin, though...
Queen Victoria: That leaves us with only two Proclamation rifts remaining.
Queen Victoria: Let's see.. Where did I put those reports...?
Queen Victoria: Ah, yes, thank you, er... bodyguard!
Queen Victoria: Right!
Queen Victoria: Blah blah blah... hmm hmm... blah blah...
Queen Victoria: Looks like there hasn't been too much activity from the Northlands, just more fungus.
Queen Victoria: And the Deadlands is only getting... a slightly abnormal amount of rainfall?
Queen Victoria: Hmm...
Queen Victoria: Gone, as in...
Queen Victoria: ...And the people?
Queen Victoria: Well, that certainly helps narrow down our next objective.
Queen Victoria: The safety of the people must come first. Seek out Dragonsgrasp. Find out what happened to the refugees.
Queen Victoria: If Dragonsgrasp denies them aid, we'll have to direct them here... with our already strained resources.
Queen Victoria: Then we... Avatars know how...
Queen Victoria: Then we somehow contain the fungal growth and bring the rift under control.
Queen Victoria: You've proven yourself capable of working with those you once called foes before, Magus Hansa.
Queen Victoria: Feel free to take some soldiers with you. If there are any objections, they can bring it up with me.
Queen Victoria: Wonderful. Thank you all so much. You're true heroes to Greenguard- no, all of Lore.
Queen Victoria: Every one of you.
Roots of Change
Queen Victoria: Hello, Eirn, Yix. Please, allow me to welcome you to Swordhaven.
Queen Victoria: I can only apologize for the way you must have been treated. Under my father's rule, and the proliferation of The Rose...
Queen Victoria: The worst of our tendencies have been allowed to fester in the hearts of our people.
Queen Victoria: Mistrust, prejudice, and hate. Great motivators all. But cruel and decaying to our souls.
Queen Victoria: ...Or was Swordhaven always like this...?
Queen Victoria: Er, right! Sorry! Um...
Queen Victoria: Circe tells me that you have information on the new Rose airship that has recently arrived in the city.
Queen Victoria: Magical radiation? Such as what?
Queen Victoria: Sounds dangerous.
Queen Victoria: Their goals, then. Does this mean they intend to travel into the Void?
Queen Victoria: Then that only leaves... the Fissure!
Queen Victoria: I... I see. Thank you for the information, Yix, Eirn. If I may ask, what are your plans now? Do you have somewhere safe to stay?
Queen Victoria: Well then, if you'd like, you may stay here, in the castle. As events develop, I'm sure I'll have much need of your expertise!
Queen Victoria: I told her- I ordered her to stop investigating the Fissure! That was part of bringing the Alliance together!
Queen Victoria: ...What do I do? The Rose has been instrumental in rebuilding after the Tytan's attack.
Queen Victoria: I can't simply expel them from the city. Most of them live here, too.
Queen Victoria: With <Character>, Kara, and The Golden Hand off in the Northlands, I couldn't oppose Jaania by force, even if I wanted to.
Queen Victoria: Is this why father let Jaania do whatever she wanted? Did he have no choice?
Queen Victoria: She's not even neglecting her duties, then. Just... playing around them.
Queen Victoria: I'll have to see if I can convince the nobles to provide less funding to The Rose, slow down their progress.
Queen Victoria: And once everyone comes back from the Northlands, maybe we can confront her.
Queen Victoria: Swordhaven's broken. Things need to change. And as Queen, I can lead the charge.
Queen Victoria: But is it right for me to use my position to go against what the people want? Even if I know what they want is wrong?
Queen Victoria: Father's answer to that question was quite clear.
Queen Victoria: ...
Queen Victoria: Circe, please send a messenger to Falconreach. See if there are any displaced refugees in need of work.
Queen Victoria: Swordhaven is rebuilding, and I would have it be rebuilt not by The Rose, but by all of Greenguard's people.
The Gala Appearance
Out of Control Appearance
Appearance without crown and wig
Also See: Cinquefoil, Robina
Jay for image, The Gala and Out of Control appearance images, and spoiler information.
Marthe for appearance without crown and wig image.
Voodoo Master for coloring and corrections.
Stephen Nix for correction.
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