Other name: North
Location: Yulgar's Weapon Shop / Battleon Inn -> Yulgar / "Yulgar" -> Fire War -> North -> Quest!
Requirements: Completion of Aftermath
Release Date: June 12th, 2009
Objective: You head North with Demento.
Objective completed: You've found the caves... but what dwells within?
Experience rewarded: Scaled
Gold rewarded: Scaled
(5) Frost Goblin
(4) Ursice Savage
Demento: <Character>, Akriloth must be stopped.
Demento: We'll go north and search the frozen wastes there.
Demento: There is a clan of ice dragons, as well as a rumor of something more ancient...
Demento: ...Something that dwells in the glacial caves and collects the frozen remnants of battles long past.
Demento: Will you go with me?
<Character>: Of course, Demento. I... whatever I can do to help bring down that fire dragon.
<Character>: What, or who, are we searching for?
Demento: Long ago, the Elemental Lords placed guardians on Lore to protect their realms.
Demento: It is said one of the ice guardians became corrupted, greedy.
Demento: Instead of protecting the area left to it, it incited battles, it stole treasures... and weapons, including the Ice Scythe.
<Character>: Ice Scythe?
Demento: The Ice Scythe was crafted from the coldest glacial ice, cut from the depths of a lost cavern and enchanted with a powerful special effect.
Demento: I believe that if you hit Akriloth with the Ice Scythe just once, it will drain his power and transfer some of its strength to you.
Demento: It should make the fight fair... but first, we need to find the corrupted guardian's lair.
*You fight your way through various monsters in search of the corrupted guardian's lair, marked by blue sparkles; if decoy sparkles are found, retrace your steps until you find an alternate path, marked by dirt patches; once you find the lair, you rest.*
Demento: Here, look <Character>.
Demento: Do you see them?
<Character>: See what?
Demento: The caves. There in the mountain side.
Demento: We'll camp tonight and explore the mountain side when we're rested.
*You can Demento sit before a campfire as it gets dark.*
<Character>: I thought all of Galanoth's family had been killed by Akriloth.
Demento: I am not Galanoth's brother by birth, <Character>.
Demento: After Akriloth burned his family's farm to the ground, my family took him in.
Demento: We became blood brother's shortly after that.
<Character>: I see... what happened to make you become blood brothers?
Demento: Gal was just five years old, but he was already fearless...
Demento: I was ten, and apparently looked like good prey.
Demento: I was out, gathering wood for camp and a wyvern swooped down and grasped me in it's claws.
Demento: Wyverns would occasionally take smaller farm animals to feed their brood, but with Akriloth rampaging... I was much easier prey.
Demento: The wyvern swooped down to carry me off and Galanoth ran...
Demento: Heh, it seemed like he jumped 10 feet into the air... and he grabbed hold of my legs and wouldn't let go.
Demento: Our weight together was too much for the wyvern and she dropped us back down.
Demento: Gal saved me from becoming dragon food and I owe him my life.
Demento: Anyways... it's time to gather our energy, <Character>.
Demento: We have an ancient and corrupt guardian to face tomorrow...
Demento: And we have to convince him to give us the only weapon strong enough to defeat Akriloth!
*Meanwhile, Konnan is still grieving his family's passing.*
Konnan: I can't believe they're gone.
Konnan: My whole family wiped out...
Konnan: I've been gone so long...
Konnan: It seems like I've spent years just standing around in Yulgar's forge, when I should have been home. If... if I had been home....
Xan: You would have been incinerated as well, my young friend.
Xan: I understand your pain.
Xan: I lost someone due to the carelessness of someone who I thought was a friend...
Xan: Just like you.
Konnan: <Character> had to have tried... it's just...
Konnan: s/he is a hero, s/he has saved Falconreach, faced bandits and monsters, I've heard rumors that s/he even has a pet dragon!
Konnan: How could they lose so badly to this Akriloth....
Xan: Hah, a hero?
Xan: That "hero" and her/his pathetic band should have saved your family. They only look out for themselves though.
Xan: Galanoth only goes after the dragon, he could have saved your family.
Xan: <Character> could have led them away! Instead they were taken from you!
Xan: My own love, my Jaania... was taken from me by that misfit mage, Warlic...
Konnan: Warlic? But... but, he's good...
Xan: That's what he wants you to think!
Xan: But who's here now? Offering to help you, train you, so you can get your revenge?
Xan: Warlic and his little minion, <Character>... they even attacked me! They stole my book of power, called me evil.
Konnan: But... why?
Xan: Jealousy, Konnan.
Xan: Warlic caused the accident that took Jaania from me, and now he tries to steal my power so I can't get her back!
Xan: They're only interested in their own power, not min...
Xan: You have the gift of magic too, Konnan. I can show you how to bend fire to your will, how to enchant with it, make it live... and make it die.
Xan: No mere fire dragon will be able to defeat you...
Xan: And once Akriloth is gone, you can go after the ones that caused your family to die, the one that took my Jaania away from me.
Xan: <Character>, Galanoth, Warlic... all of them!!
Pop-up headline during the quest:
quote:This quest received quality of life updates on April 30th, 2021; more information can be found in the April 30th, 2021 Design Notes.
Ohhh Shiny!!Okay...distracted enough
Various misspellings of Jaania in the dialogue were corrected on June 23th, 2022.
Thanks to AztecArcher, Peachii, Stephen Nix, and Voodoo Master for corrections..
< Message edited by DemonicDarkwraith -- 7/25/2023 12:57:03 >