Penguin Lore Keeper (DF)
| The Ruins of Bask
Location: Dragonsgrasp (Books 1 and 2) -> Down -> Right -> Enter door with beer sign above -> Inspector Doyle -> Quests -> Ruins of Bask -> Quest!
Level/Quest/Items required: Dragon Amulet, Completion of The Blue Mile
Release Date: July 16th, 2010
Objective: The village lies in ruins, taken over by ice monsters and feral packs of dogs.
Objective completed: Vilmor is still out there... but you have a new friend to help in the search.... right?
Experience rewarded: Scaled
Gold rewarded: Scaled
(10) Arctic Wolf
(4) Frost Mushroom
(1) Bargeist - Mini-Boss
Locked Picnic Basket
Zipper Jammed Backpack
Access to Bask Chest.
*You explore the Ruins of Bask, climbing past debris and fighting your way through various monsters, in search of any clues; as you approach a chest on a rooftop, it collapses.*
<Character>: Hmm, looks like I can jump down...
Jump down! - continues quest.
If you head down the dark corridor at the bottom of the staircase:
Gloomtail: *growl* *Once you head up the staircase, you see the ruins of a Guardian Tower.*
Rileh: Easy, Gloomtail.
Rileh: Seems we don't get many visitors up here in the mountains. No sudden movements, stranger.
Rileh: Now, what are you doing in my home?
<Character>: I'm on official business from Dragongrasp. I'm investigating what has happened to Bask.
Rileh: Look around. It is destroyed.
<Character>: How is it that you survived? There is no one else here.
Rileh: I'm a drifter. The town lay in ruins, and I needed a place to stay. Got too cozy to leave.
<Character>: Do you know anything that could help me figure out what happened?
Rileh: If you go back and up the stairs, you'll find the Guardian Tower. I'm not sure what happened to it, but I'm glad I wasn't here when it did.
Rileh: There is nothing left of the people that once lived here. After Bask was destroyed, monsters moved in and it has become a free-for-all.
<Character>: Do you know of Vilmor? I believe that villain is behind this.
Rileh: I have not heard that name before.
Rileh: As I said, I was not here when the event occurred.
<Character>: Was it you who set all those traps? If I never open up a treasure chest again it'll be too soon.
Rileh: Traps? No, I've not run into any. I've been here quite a while.
Rileh: If anyone had been snooping around, Gloomtail would know about it.
- Nice doggy
<Character>: Nice doggy!
Rileh: Please don't do that.
- Leave - allows player to leave scene and continue quest.
<Character>: Th- The Guardian Tower.. It's in ruins! Doyle wasn't kidding....
<Character>: What could do this much damage?!
(Female voice): Help... Help me!
<Character>: I'm coming! Where are you?!
(Female voice): Here... over here! The wall fell... I'm trapped!
*You approach the direction of the female voice.*
(Female Voice): Please, help me.
<Character>: I'll get you out!
You manage to dig her out from beneath the rubble...
Circe: Thank you so much, hero!
Circe: I don't know what would have happened if you hadn't come along! I'm Circe.
<Character>: What are you doing here, Circe? Bask is in ruins, it's a very dangerous place.
<Character>: It looks as though traps have been laid as well....
*Scene around Circe cuts to black; worried you may be suspicious of her, Circe readies her weapon behind your back.*
<Character>: Vilmor must have laid these... but why?
*Relieved that you suspect Vilmor, Circe smiles, and her weapon vanishes.*
Circe: Did you... did you say Vilmor?
<Character>: You know of Vilmor?
Circe: That monster destroyed Bask, destroyed my home! It was Vilmor that laid these traps!
Circe: Because of that power-hungry DragonLord all my friends and family are gone!
Circe: Hero, if you are after Vilmor, let me come with you! Let me help you capture Vilmor!
<Character>: Vilmor is incredibly dangerous...
Circe: I know the danger, I am not afraid! I only need... want to see justice served to Vilmor....
<Character>: An extra set of eyes would be helpful with the amount of traps laid... alright, Circe, for now you can stay.
*Scene around Circe cuts to black again.*
Circe: Thank you, hero, your kindness will not go unrewarded...
*Circe's eyes glow menacingly for a brief moment, indicating an ulterior motive; on a distant rooftop, Vilmor's silhouette can be observed through the snow.*
A HP/MP healing pad can be found during the quest.
There are many chests scattered around the Ruins of Bask; they are all booby traps which reduce player's HP by 100 whenever opened.
After speaking with Rileh and Gloomtail down the dark corridor at the bottom of the staircase, walk behind them to a rope with light above it:
spoiler:Pop-up headlines during the quest:
Climb Rope - leads to a secret section of roof with a Bargeist mini-boss battle.
- Open Chest - activates another -100 HP booby trap.
- Open Clay Pot - opens Bask Chest shop.
quote:On-hover text during the quest:
I do believe this is a big gaping hole, Wassun.
Better watch my step...
A stone carving of a dog. Weird.
Bow-OW. Ouch, what a terrible pun.
Lots of rubble kicking around. Try not to trip.
It seems the people of Bask had a flair for interior design.
This canine statue has seen better days.
None of these ropes seem very sturdy.
What a mess.
It says "There are not many of us left. If only the walls weren't crumbling.."
There doesn't seem to be anything of worth amongst the garbage.
That's a big dog.
This seems to have once been an important building. Sadly, it is falling apart.
Looks like you can cut across to the other building.
Yikes, that was quite a drop!
He looks a little lonely. There doesn't seem to be anyone else around, either.
Looks like it was attached to a banner of some sort.
An aged man, who looks like he can still handle himself in a fight.
This wolf is prepared to protect its master.
Bask. A ruined city, infested with monster, and located in the mountains. Not the best spot for a vacation.
The rope back down.
It is quietly watching you.
He looks annoyed. He's probably hoping you leave soon.
Is- Was that a Guardian Tower?!
Jay for entry rewrite, other information, and corrections.
Slayer Zach for information and corrections.
Leon ShadowHart for correction.
< Message edited by Jay -- 10/5/2021 20:40:29 >