Access Point: Travel Map (Books 1 and 2) -> Moonridge -> Take me there!
Release Date: August 11th, 2010
Knight: Hail, Adventurer! Welcome to Moonridge.
Knight: This is Mayor Dolan’s house.
Mayor Dolan: Hello traveller. Welcome to Moonridge.
Mayor Dolan: I know Doomwood is an...unhealthy...location for a town.
Pamela: *rolls eyes*
Mayor Dolan: But we are very near a trade route that connects Falconreach to the towns further south.
Mayor Dolan: Without a place to take refuge, travellers would have no protection here on the edge of the forest as they are passing through.
Mayor Dolan: Plus we have the Moonridge Knights. I have faith in their ability.
Pamela: *(Yeah, in their ability to be useless)*
Mayor Dolan: Our knights have been trained by the finest of dragonlords, and are led by a most capable leader. Hawke keeps them in shape.
<Character>: Where did Hawke get her training?
Mayor Dolan: I am not entirely certain, but she was a skilled ranger. We hired several mercenaries when the knighthood was founded.
Mayor Dolan: Actually, now that I think about it...I believe she is from East of here. Near the Sandsea. She likely trained there.
<Character>: What can you tell me of the origins of this town?
Mayor Dolan: I'm afraid that the story of Moonridge is rather dull...
Mayor Dolan: Years ago, a group from the north were travelling through here and simply decided to set up camp. Heh, and they never left!
Mayor Dolan: Eventually, more and more travellers camped here, and it became widely known as a good resting spot along the road.
<Character>: Artix told me that this town was a "giant shopping mall!!"! But it doesn't look anything like what I expected.
Mayor Dolan: Well, you see...
Pamela: Haha. Yeaaahhh, that didn’t really pan out.
Mayor Dolan: Soon, settlers began moving in, and the rest I suppose is history.
Mayor Dolan: The town WAS just a giant shopping mall, the Muskrat Mall...but at that point we did not have running water...
Mayor Dolan: Packing a few hundred stinky people in one building with only a few windows...not such a great idea.
Mayor Dolan: So we ended up building a normal town, to help with air flow.
Pamela: It really helped the tourism side of things. Well...that and getting rid of the muskrats.
<Character>: I bet.
Mayor Dolan: We’ve got running water now though, so it’s fine. No reason to not stay and spend your money.
Cronix: <Character>, it's so nice to meet you! ...again?
Cronix: I wanted to celebrate the day of my coming birth in this lovely little town. I never was never able to see it....
Upon approaching the fountain:
Drink? - fully replenishes HP and MP; adds 3 Lucky Water to your Temporary Items.
quote:Examine - appears only after talking to Asandar in Blackwyn Tomb.
If you don't have it:
The water in this fountain glows with a faint Light. You take a few flasks of the Lucky Water!
If you already have it:
Just your luck, you already have some bottled luck!
???: I sense a kindred spirit... Asandar.. is that you? My vision fails me.
<Character>: The stone in Asandar's pendant.. The gargoyle's missing eye? I wonder...
???: You.. are not Asandar. Yet you have restored my sight...
- Use pendant
You remove the yellow gem from Asandar's pendant, and you place it in the fountain's missing eye.
???: I must test you. Throughout the ages, only true seekers of the forgotten have known me.
???: A message remains hidden near water unseen... find the ancient marker, and there also shall you find my name.
???: Purest light, I wait in silence. Call me, and I will answer. Holy Escutcheon.
If you answer the question wrongly:
???: Your answer is flawed. Throughout the ages, only true seekers of the forgotten have known me.
The correct answer is illumina.
If you answered correctly:
Illumina: Yes, it is as you have said. I am called Illumina.
Illumina: Please tell me... What has become of Asandar?
<Character>: I'm sorry, but Asandar passed away long ago.
Illumina: I see..
Illumina: Asandar knew he would not survive.. He returned me to my slumber until such a day when I would be needed once more.
Illumina: I sense good in you..
Illumina: If Asandar trusted you, then I too will entrust you with my power.
Outside the Guard Tower
Knight: What? I’m resting. I’m tired, ok? ...And I don’t think she can see me from here.
Citizen: This town is so much safer, now that the DragonLords have arrived.
Upon approaching the Guard Tower:
Climb Guard Tower - enter Guard Tower.
Violca: Welcome to Moonridge Emporium! We have many great things for sale from all over Lore!
Shop - opens Moonridge Emporium shop.
<Character>: You have a very eclectic inventory for sale here, where do you get your merchandise from?
Violca: Travelling merchants. They pass through and sell to me, and you pass through and I sell to you.
Violca: It puts me in good position to hand pick some of the best gear before it hits other shops.
<Character>: Oh, I see. So that's why it's so expensive…
Lara: Welcome to the Moonridge Armory, <Class>!
Shop - opens Moonridge Armory shop.
<Character>: So, is the stuff here any good?
Tam: *cough* Noob gear *cough*
<Character>: So you don't approve, then?
Lara: Hey, it's not that bad...
Tam: Yes it is. The swords won't stay sharp, the daggers fall apart, and the staves are glued together.
Lara: That...That is not true! I would never sell cheap weaponry.
Lara: Well, they seem fine to me anyway. Oh that's right. They equip us knights with cheaper versions to help cut costs.
Lara: You know.. as an alternative to layoffs and paycuts. It was the mayor's idea. I grabbed one of the good ones though, to heck with that.
Tam: Paycuts?! We hardly get paid at all! And how am I supposed to protect the town with this... paperweight?
Lara: I could sell you a better sword.
Tam: Ugh, maybe it's time for a career change...
<Character>: You know, there's good money in adventuring. I just run around beating up monsters all day, and I've got loads of gold.
Tam: Huh, well... maybe I will then. "Tam the Adventurer".. No wait, "Courageous Adventurer Tam Ultimate!" Well, maybe...
<Character>: Hi, my name is <Character>.
Hawke: I'm Hawke, Captain of the Moonridge Knights. Can't talk, scouting for undea--
Hawke: ZOMBIE! 3 O'CLOCK!
*The trees move before stopping.*
Knight: Got him!
<Character>: Oh, sorry, am I bugging you?
Hawke: No, it's ok. We're just really busy right now. Well...*(frown)* We're always busy here.
Hawke: Why they ever decided to build the town in DoomWood, I'll never know. Whatever. As long as they pay me.
<Character>: Heh, yeah it's not exactly a hot vacati--
Hawke: SKELETON! 9 O'CLOCK!!!
Hawke: Sorry, what were you sayi--
Hawke: NO, YOUR OTHER 9 O’CLOCK!!!
Hawke: I KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS!!! JUST KILL IT ALREADY!
Knight: Oh, there he is.
<Character>: I'll just come back another time…
Hawke: Hey, before you leave, would you mind helping out? We could sure use it...Talk to DragonLord Viamat, you can find him at the DragonFang Inn.
<Character>: Hey, what's that?
Hawke: What's what?
<Character>: That structure in the mountains to the east.
Hawke: The what now?
<Character>: Right there, on the horizon.
Hawke: Oh, that. I've no idea, something about a cursed battlefield or something. I dunno...
<Character>: A cursed.. battlefield?
Hawke: Oh. I remember now. An ancient battle was fought there, but the souls of the dead still haunt it.
<Character>: Sounds interesting!
Hawke: Yeah, but it's probably just a children’s tale to keep them from wandering off. I don’t put too much faith in stories like that.
Climb Down - returns to Outside the Guard Tower.
Outside DragonFang Inn
Knight: If Hawke asks, please tell her I'm doing a good job.
Knight: Our Captain is really tough on us, but she has good intentions. She's very protective of this town. She’s probably very nice when not working
Necro: I'm going into town to buy some spell components. Now, you guys stay here, okay?
Chomper: AWWWWW, man!
Soup: Hey, come on! You never let us go into town.
Necro: You're undead. The knights would slay you.
Soup: Oh, right.
Chomper: Can't you use some sort of cool spell that makes us look human?
Soup: So...why don't you use it?
Necro: I travel with you two everywhere I go. I want at least some time to myself. Gosh, I can't even hear myself think sometimes.
Necro: Don't gimme that look. At least you get to be 'not dead'. You're lucky I let you use words, you know the rules.
Chomper: Yeah, I'm really glad I don't have to do that 'AroooOooo' thing. It's just weird.
Soup: We have no lips. What do you expect?
Chomper: It just...it kinda takes away from our dignity.
Soup: WE'RE UNDEAD! We have no dignity! We don't even have real names!
Soup: Honestly... SOUP?! Why on earth would you name me that?
Necro: I like soup.
Soup: ...of course.
Necro: I named him Chomper because he tried to bite my toes off.
Chomper: It's true.
Chomper: I...I was bored.
Soup: Yeah...of course you have dignity. What was I thinking.
On-hover text throughout the zone:
This monument symbolizes peace and safety in the midst of darkness.
It seems the Inn, Armory, and Accessory shop are over this way.
It reads: "Please do not throw coins into the fountain! People drink out of it."
Strange, one of the gargoyles is missing an eye.
The inscription says "…and called forth a mighty shield born from the purest light--" The rest has worn off.
You overhear part of their conversation: "...is such a beautiful day today. Let's go for a walk."
It's a guard tower. There are a lot of them here, it seems.
Not the best way to store your inventory, but oh well.
He looks bored. Very very bored.
Another guard tower. The town seems very well protected.
DemonicDarkwraith for entry reformat, additional dialogue, other information, and corrections.
Peachii for corrections.
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