| The Secret of the Thorn
Other name: The Whole Truth
Location: Willowshire -> 3 Right -> Down -> Enter tent -> Guardian Fortuna -> The Earth Orb / Quests! -> The Whole Truth -> The Real Secret!
Requirements: Completion of Your Secret Is Safe
Release Date: November 12th, 2010
Objective: Save Lord Valorus!
Objective completed: The other half of the Earth Orb must be found!
Experience rewarded: Scaled
Gold rewarded: Scaled
Faunus Lichen Helm
Faunus Mossy Helm
Faunus Dragon Helm
Guardian Fortuna: <Character>, you've returned! What happened?
The Real Secret!
*Scene shows Guardian Fortuna's tent*
Guardian Fortuna: <Character>! Did you catch the thief? Is the Secret of the Thorn safe?
<Character>: Fortuna, it wasn't a thief... don't worry, the secret is safe.
Guardian Fortuna: I... I have to trust you, <Character>....
Guardian Fortuna: Besides, we have another problem....
<Character>: What happened?
Guardian Fortuna: Since you've unlocked Lord Valorus... the dravir have pushed us back. The Tower of Earth, and Lord Valorus, are under their control.
*Valencia enters the tent wearing her hood again*
???: We need to get Valorus!
Rahl: <Character>. Who is this?
*Valencia takes off her hood*
<Character>: Valencia! The Secret... is it safe?
*Scene shows Valencia outside Falconreach's Guardian tower holding Geopetal's fake glasses. Than it shifts back to the tent*
Valencia: Don't worry, <Character>, sometimes the best hiding places are in plain sight...
Guardian Fortuna: ...
Valencia: Trust me. Right now, we need to get inside the Tower of Earth!
You are now in Willowshire's Guardian tower. You have to fight your way through the various monsters to reach the top of the tower and find Lord Valorus.
<Character>: Valorus! Are you alright?
Valencia: <Character>... he is a ghost.
<Character>: Yes, well...
Lord Valorus: I am fine, <Character>.
<Character>: Why would they take you prisoner though?
Lord Valorus: I...
Lord Valorus: I haven't shared the entire story with you, <Character>.
*The following sentences appear at the bottom of the screen while above that there are some changing pictures to illustrate them*
Lord Valorus: The attacks that happened 1,000 years ago threw the elemental realms out of balance.
Lord Valorus: The corrupting darkness that sought to overtake this land had no regard for the other realms, or even it's own, and all of Lore threatened to be torn apart.
Lord Valorus: It was this threat that caused the Elemental Avatars to first reveal themselves to the humans.
Lord Valorus: The Avatars had only associated with the dragons before then, each choosing their own champion... the original Great Dragons, who continue to pass that title down to their children.
Lord Valorus: To bring balance back... to give humans, and dragons, a fighting chance against the corruption, each Avatar coalesced a pure orb of their element, which was given to a human commander to protect.
*The last picture shows some Guardians standing before the eight avatars. Each Guardian holds one of the orbs. The one that holds the Earth orb is Lord Valorus himself, while he was still alive. He starts talking* (sentences are shown normally)
Lord Valorus: Earth Orb, eh? Not quite as cool as the Ice orb, haha, but it's pretty neat I guess.
*The Earth Orb falls from his hands and shatters into two smaller orbs*
Lord Valorus: AAH! Oh no!
*Lord Valorus lifts the orb that looks like stone from the floor and accidentally pushes aside the other orb with his leg*
Lord Valorus: Uhh....
Lord Valorus: *(Quick you fool, pretend nothing happened!)*
Lord Valorus: Eh hehe, cool, the Earth Orb. Wow, I'm a lucky guy.. heh hehh..
Lord Valorus: *(Pretty smooth, Valorus. Pretty smooth.)*
*Camera zooms on the other half of the Earth Orb. Tossed aside. Forgotten.*
*Scene shifts back to Willowshire's Guardian tower*
Lord Valorus: In order to foster trust between dragons and humans they created...
<Character>: ... the Dragon Amulets!
Valencia: Oh yeah.
<Character>: That's amazing... I... Wait. Wait. What happened to the Earth Orb?
Lord Valorus: Yes... well...
Valencia: The true Secret of the Thorn.
Lord Valorus: ...
Lord Valorus: The Orb of Earth exists in two halves. The Stone Half has... had been kept safe in the Tower of Earth.
<Character>: And the other half?
Lord Valorus: The Nature Half... has been lost.
???: Then we have to find it, before someone else does.
*Valencia and the character turn around to see who talked*
-- Voodoo Master for dialogue rewrite and corrections.
-- Slayer Zach for corrections.
< Message edited by DemonicDarkwraith -- 9/16/2023 0:51:18 >