Undead Penguinmancer DragonFable
Nose For Trouble needs a couple of things....
(1) Gargoyle - Boss
in the dialogue,
Sir Ano: A monster has been terrorizing the townspeople who supply the Keep with food.
Sir Ano Guest joins in Position A
Sir Ano: Captain Rolith is planning on sending out Knights to take care of the creature. I know if I- we- take care of it, it'll bring me to his attention
Sir Ano: What do you say, are you up for helping me?
Quest! - Continue to the quest
Sir Ano: There it is, and it's asleep. Let's go! I've got my warcry all figured out! *takes a deep breath*
<Character Name:> Shhh! You don't just charge in screaming; that's how you get killed! Or immortalized and turned into a tired joke.
Sir Ano: Good point. I will practice stealth! Like ninjas, I will become one with the with the air, with the shadows, with the cave itself-
<Character Name:> So long as you don't become one with that pile over there. It smells.
Sir Ano: *inhales deeply* Eeeew, you're ri-i-ah-AH-CHOO! ... 'scuse me.
Gargoyle wakes up
Sir Ano: Whoops.
<Character Name:> *groan*
Battle! - You fight the Gargoyle
Sir Ano: That was exhilarating! Training was never like this! I dodged, I weaved, I struck, I-
<Character Name:> *snirk* Let me do all the work?
Major Mayhem needs dialogue work,
Sir Ano: I didn't get to tell you how impressed the patrol leader was when I told him about slaying the gargoyle! He says if I keep on like this...
Sir Ano Guest joins in Position A
Sir Ano: He'll make sure to speak to Captain Roltih about me! I know with your help and teaching I will surely to become one of most heroic knights ever!
Sir Ano: And now there's another chance to stand out. One of the women who works in the kitchen sent her daughter out to pick mushrooms yesterday.
Sir Ano: I'll stand out and the little girl is saved. It's a win-win. Will you help me hunt? One of the stableboys said they saw her go off into the deep woods.
Quest! - Continue to the quest
After a few fights if you go straight at the crossroads
<Character Name:> I could swear I've seen that mushroom cluster before. You DO have a map, don't you?
Sir Ano: Where would I keep it? It's not like metal armor provides much of an opportunity for pockets...
<Character Name:> Isn't the motto of the Pactogonal Knights "Be prepared"? A hero should always anticipate ate the unexpected.
Sir Ano: No, no, you're thinking of the squadron of Squires who scout ahead patrols.
<Character Name:> Pfft. I've seen those scouts. Some of them aren't much more than boys.
Sir Ano: I still remember some of the tracking tricks we were taught. And some of this spoor looks spore-like.
<Character Name:> Mushrooms? I'm not lichen the sound of that!
Sir Ano: So, is making bad jokes part of a Hero's standard repertoire? Like putting on emotional armor?
<Character Name:> Laugh in the face of danger. Use your humor as a weapon to fight off fear. And if the jokes are bad enough...
<Character Name:> They might just drive your enemies away. That's both an efficient use of energy And entertaining!
You continue down the other path till you reach the end you see a bunch of mushrooms dancing in front of a fire and a young girl tied up, then the mushrooms approach you.
Major General: What?! I posted scores of sentries! Surely you couldn't have dodged them all!
Sir Ano: We saw some with their caps pulled over their eyes, napping. you might want to work on that.
<Character Name:> What would you want with a little girl anyways? It's not like you can mold her into one of your mushroom minions.
Sir Ano: *snicker* I think I see what you mean about humor.
Major General: ... I don't get it.
<Character Name:> Mold. Fungus. You're a mush- ah, nevermind. I guess you just have spore comprehension.
Sir Ano: But about Jenny? What use could you have for a little girl?
Major General: We saw her out picking out little cousins! Wouldn't you fight to save your family? Before she could gather too many, we decided to collect HER.
Sir Ano: You know, I can almost sympathize with your reasoning. I net you're a pretty fun guy when you aren't kidnapping little girls.
<Character Name:> *wince* Ok, so we'll make sure to work on your punning before you get called to Court.
Major General: I am the very model of a mushroom major general and I'll teach you that fungi should not be mocked.
Sir Ano: So you're saying we shouldn't truffle with you, is that it?
<Character Name:> *snicker* Better.
Battle! - You fight the MajorGeneral
<Character Name:> We mashed that mushroom without too much trouble. The next time you're sent out to forage, Jenny...
<Character Name:> Pick something that can't fight back.
Sir Ano: How's that for a morel to the story?
Partial Rewrite for There's No Place Like Oaklore
Scaled Yes/No: Yes
for the dialogue....
Sir Ano: <Character Name>, you've taught me so much these past weeks! All about perseverance, keeping cool under pressure, and laughing at danger...
Sir Ano Guest joins in Position A
Sir Ano: But every her can use a bit of magical intervention, right? I mean, you've had Warlic and Cysero to help you, and look how well that's turned out!
Sir Ano: I've heard of a Wizard renowned for his advice. From his Tower in the Jadeite Ruins, it's said he'll dispense great wisdom if one is worthy.
Sir Ano: From the stories I've heard, he's great! And pretty powerful, too. Surely it couldn't hurt to have him use his ward, wizardly ways to tell me my future.
Sir Ano: And if he has a spare enchanted weapon or two laying about, accepting those couldn't hurt, either.
Sir Ano: What do you say, will your journey with me?
Quest! - Continue to the quest
Once you get to the end,
Azza Kadellya: I've been waiting for you, my pretties.
<Character Name:> Er, Ano, do you have any idea who this is?
Sir Ano: Don't you know her? You're the one who's been going around being a hero. Have you killed any yagas lately? Maybe she wants revenge.
<Character Name:> How do you expect me to keep track of every antagonist I've taken out? Really now, I'd need a logbook or something.
Azza Kadellya: I've been watching you since you met my nauseatingly good sister, the Sandwitch.
Azza Kadellya: <Character Name>, you've been meddling where you aren't wanted for too long and sticking your nose where it doesn't belong.
Azza Kadellya: Ruining perfectly laid plans just because you think they're "evil" or "going to destroy the world."
Azza Kadellya: You've been slaughtering yagas since you were a young hero, just knee- high to sneevil! It's GOT to stop!
Azza Kadellya: Now you're trying to train more of you? Did you even explain the advantages of being bad to your little pactogonal pupil?
<Character Name:> What would you tempt him with? The inability to bate a fear of clean water? You villains are pretty a dirty lot.
Azza Kadellya: It's not too late for you, little Knight. I could use a Captain of the Guard.
Azza Kadellya: Just think, command of my soldiers, a snazzy black uniform, the ability to chant rousing and inspirational nonsense song as you patrol...
Sir Ano: Well, I do love a good nonsense song. But no! I would never betray the trust-
Azza Kadellya: Oooh, "evil is so bad!" Blah blah blah. "It feels good to help people!" Yadda yadda yadda. Well, if you won't take my offer...
Sir Ano: Nope!
<Character Name:> I told you so.
Azza Kadellya: Heroes are so smug when they thing they're right. Fine! I'll get you, <Character Name>, and your little protege, too!
Battle! - You fight the Azzakedellya
Sir Ano: Excuse me? Sir Wizard?
<Character Name:> Doesn't look like anyone's here. Maybe he's off getting his hair and nails done?
Sir Ano: Look at all his stuff! Stuffed bird on a stick, potion bottles, crystal ball...
<Character Name:> I wouldn't touch his stuff... magic does funny things to ordinary objects. Have I ever told you about Cysero's laundry?
Sir Ano: His laundr- Did the curtain just move?
Sir Ano starts to shake and walks up to the curtain and pulls the rope and out poofs Mar'vel.
WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU'RE DOING!
Sir Ano: I was, uh, looking or you! Er, a note. A note from you. Saying when you'd be back.
Mar'vel: WHY WOULD I- ahem. No need to yell now that I'm right here. Why would I be behind a curtain?
Sir Ano: Uh...
Mar'vel: I hope you haven't frightened Winkie, my gnome. He naps behind the curtain.
<Character Name:> Where were you?
Mar'vel: In the back, working on a way for ordinary people to fly. Without magic or magical creatures. See, the premise is very simple, really-
<Character Name:> I'm sure! I'm sure it's fascinating. Honest. But my friend here-
Sir Ano: Your wisdom and, uh, wonderfulness is widely known! I wanted to ask you if you could tell me about my future, and what in store for me.
Sir Ano: I'm afraid I'll never be able to be a real hero, and do all the brave and noble things a hero is supposed to do!
Mar'vel: A hero is not a hero because he is noble and brave, a hero is a hero because he's famous and people fear what he can do!
Mar'vel: Just get yourself a skilled Public Relations minion and you'll be set.
<Character Name:> That doesn't sound quite right.
Mar'vel: Oh, my. Oh, do forgive me. I've confused the speech for advising aspiring villains with the one for idealistic young heroes.
Sir Ano: You give pep talks to bad guys, too!
Mar'vel: A wizard's got to pay rent, too, you know! And villains pay really well when you stroke their egos.
Sir Ano: Riiiiiiight.
<Character Name:> *Psst! I don't think he's really what you're looking for in an adviser, Ano.*
Sir Ano: Um. Er. Thanks for your... help... I guess, Sir Wizard. I think we're going to be going now, though.
Sir Ano: Are you sure you don't want to stay? I could finish explaining my experi-ment. You could take it for a test flight! I'm sure it's ready... almost.
<Character Name:> Er, no, that's alright. We really need to be getting back to the Keep.
Sir Ano: I'm sure we've been missed by now, and I miss it! The jousting, the jesting-
<Character Name:> And the most unstable outhouse in the realm.
Sir Ano: Really, when you think about it, there's no place like Oaklore!
They walk outside,
Sir Ano: Do... do you hear something? A sort of whistling sound?
<Character Name:> Now that you mention it...
A giant house lands on Sir Ano
Sir Ano: OW.
Finally, Victoria's Secret needs small corrections too...
Captain Rolith needs to be added to the NPC's
and for dialogue...
Sir Ano: The King is coming for a visit, <Character>! This is my chance! But before I can worry about that, there's something I need your help taking care of.
Sir Ano Guest joins in Position A
Sir Ano: Captain Rolith himself has asked me to deal with a group of bandits which has camped out in the middle of a swamp a ways away.
Sir Ano: He says it shouldn't be any problem for someone of my skills. I- ah- haven't mentioned yet that you've been helping me...
Sir Ano: But I will, I promise! In fact, if- when- I get presented to the King, I'll tell him all about you then.
Sir Ano: You've taught me so much already. But will you help me, this one last time?
Quest! - Continue to the quest
You fight your way throw monsters till,
Sir Ano: Huh?
<Character Name:> Excuse me?
Surly: He said "We'll make it so yer own mother couldn't identify ya."
<Character Name:> Oh. Thank you. Anyways, we're supposed to be here. We're on a mission! That is, we were sent here to-
Surly: Hey! You, the skinny one with th' big nose. Harry, doesn't 'e look like Wes Lee?
Harry: Wes Lee?
Poe: *confused mumble*
Surly: Yes, ya numbskull. He's th' adventurer what helps them bandits over near Lymcrest.
Harry: Ummmm. Uh. Oooh. Right. Wes Lee!
Surly: Ya are Wes Lee, aint'cha?
Sir Ano: Why, yes. Yes I am!
<Character Name:> *whisper* This can't have been part of your plan.
Sir Ano: *whisper* Nope! But who says I can't think fast? Carpe Opportunitas!
Harry: What did ya say?
Sir Ano: Nothing. Just sneezing. Both of us.
Sir Ano: Thank you! I've come with a message from a fellow chief. He, uh, wants me to give it to your leader in person. It's very important.
<Character Name:> Full of plottings and deviousness and bandit-y goodness.
Harry: Then yous'd best get moving on to camp. Follow th' path that way and you'll see it over th' hill there.
Harry: Oh, and watch out for th' chief. He and Fezwig-
Surly: Ugh, that giant oaf.
Harry: They got inta a brawl and Fezwig knocked 'im about th' head. He might be a but muddled.
Continue fighting past random monsters till,
Roberts: So, they said you were Lee?
Sir Ano: Yep. Lee. Wes Lee.
Roberts: Did n't yo do that... thing for... er- what'shisname?
Sir Ano: The guy you met in that one?
Roberts: That's the one!
<Character Name:> That was Macks, all right! He's really good at getting things done. A miracle man, if you know what I mean.
Roberts: I do, I do! Say... how's about you help me with a little job I've got in the works?
Sir Ano: Er, sure.
<Character Name:> *whisper* What do you think you're doing? What did you just agree to do?!
Sir Ano: *whisper* Shh! Trust me! So... what did you have in mind, Dready?
Roberts: Weeeell. Y'know the King? The one with the daughters?
<Character Name:> ...What about them?
Roberts: I heard tell that he's going to be in some fortress in the woods near Falconreach.
Sir Ano: You mean... Oaklore Keep?
Roberts: That's the one! Anyways, I figure, the life of a bandit chief is pretty swanky what with the robbing and the plundering and all, but I figured...
Roberts: if I could grab me a princess, I could ransom some serious loot outta her daddy.
Sir Ano: You're going to kidnap one of the princess?
Roberts: Yup! And you two're gonna help!
<Character Name:> *whisper* Is this the part where you tell him who your really are? Because I don't think this is quite how you want to get noticed by His Highness.
Sir Ano: Dready, I'd love to help you, really, I would. There's just one little problem.
Roberts: What's that?
Sir Ano: My name is Sir Ano de Berg'rac. You're planning to kidnap my princess. Prepare to die.
Battle! - You fight Dread Bandit Roberts
You fight a few more monsters until,
Captain Rolith: Welcome back, Ano! And <Character Name>, how nice to see you after all this time.
Captain Rolith: Ano, I have to be honest. This last mission, dealing with the bandits... was something of a test. Sir Reptitious followed you the entire time.
Captain Rolith: Now, I'm not sure why <Character Name> came with you, but it looks like you didn't mind the company.
<Character Name:> Er... yeah. Company. Ano? Did you want to break in he-
Captain Rolith: Yes, yes. I'm sure you want to tell me all about the details of your mission, Ano, but I have news you'll want to hear.
Captain Rolith: The King is here, and I've shared Sir Reptitious' report and the details of your last few trips with him. He's eager to meet you.
Captain Rolith: I believe he and his daughters are about to sit down to a meal. Sir Emony will announce you. Congratulations, you've come a long way.
Captain Rolith: Oh, and one more thing. After his Highness is done with you, there's the Bandit's loot to go through. I'd say you've earned your share.
King Alteon: <Character Name>, it is always good to see you! Sir Ano, I'm pleased to have you dining with us tonight, as are my daughters.
King Alteon: I've heard quite a few stories about you from Sir Emony when he brought up Captain Rolith's request to have you presented...
King Alteon: especially after thwarting a kidnapping plot! Please allow me to introduce my daughters, at least one of whom owes her well-being to you, it seems.
King Alteon: Brittany, my lovely eldest; her clever little sister, Tara; and finally my darling Victoria.
Princess Victoria: Hello!
Princess Tara: Pleasure to meet you both!
Princess Brittany: Good evening!
Sir Ano: I am truly honored, Sire. I have dreamed for about this moment for years. And, to be honest, I have to thank <Character Name>. Without the hel-
<Character Name:> Princess Victoria! It is Victoria, right? Your Highness, it is so good to finally meet you.
Princess Victoria: Er, yes. Thank you. It is very nice to meet you, <Character Name>. For the first time. Ever.
<Character Name:> Ano, I'm sure you've heard the many stories about Her Highness' selfless charity work?
King Alteon: Victoria? I didn't know you'd become involved with my charities! I'm not surprised; you always were a role model of selflessness.
<Character Name:> Oh, yes, your Highness! She's well-known for her work distributing gold to the mon-
Princess Victoria: The moneyless villagers! That is to say, the poorer townspeople.
Princess Tara: Gee, Viki, that sounds a bit dangerous. Aren't you afraid of being waylaid by lawless criminals?
King Alteon: Your sister has a good point, Victoria. I'm familiar with some of the areas where our charities focus.
King Alteon: There are some unsavory characters there with complete disregard for the law.
Princess Brittany: Ooh, wouldn't you be afraid you'd be in danger?
<Character Name:> I'm sure your sister can handle herself, my Lady. I'm quite sure of it. Why, I bet she could come face to face with Robina the Hood herself...
<Character Name:> ... and be in no more danger than she is now.
Princess Tara: You wouldn't want to borrow the little mirror I have, would you Victoria?
Princess Victoria: ......
King Alteon: Victoria, just what are <Character Name> and your sister implying?
Princess Victoria: Father, I just... I-
Sir Ano: You just make it so that the Adventurers who slay the monsters bothering the townspeople get a little something for their troubles, right?
Sir Ano: I mean, if Robina the Hood- er, if you didn't do that, being a hero would be much less profitable, wouldn't it?
Sir Ano: And the way I see it, that would be bad in a couple ways.
King Alteon: Do continue, because I'm very interested in how you're going to rationalize one of my daughters supporting and even directly aiding crime.
Sir Ano: Well, if the heroes didn't see slaying monsters as profitable, the number of active heroes would decrease. That would do two things:
Princess Victoria: *gulp*
Sir Ano: It would make more trouble for your subjects since monster attacks would become more frequent...
Sir Ano: ... and it would mean there were fewer heroes spending their hard-won gold in the shops and Inns throughout your Realm.
Sir Ano: So, really, when you think about it, Victoria's actions as Robina's benefit your kingdom's economy.
<Character Name:> ... Y'know, Ano, that actually kind of makes sense.
Princess Victoria: Yes, yes it does. It defiantly does. Uh, that's been my motivation this whole time! Helping the people!
Princess Tara: *snicker*
<Character Name:> *snicker*
King Alteon: Hmmm. I can't say as I entirely approve of your methods, but I'm glad to see you taking an interest in the well-being of our subjects...
King Alteon: Even if your attempts to aid them were rather circuitous. We'll have to have a lengthy talk about just what your plans for the future are, my girl.
King Alteon: I highly doubt you'll attract a Prince gallivanting around the countryside engaged in such unsuitable activities.
King Alteon: As for you, Ano, you have quite the sharp mind. Such an ability to finesse the facts of a situation present them in a good light, well...
Princess Victoria: But...!
King Alteon: I could have a use for such a silver-tongued young Knight at Court. Sir Vice is in charge of coordinating the Knights who work directly for me.
King Alteon: See him about a position as a Public Relations consultant. I have high hopes for you, young man.
Princess Brittany: I'd be happy to show you around Court, Sir Ano. I'm sure someone as brave and gallant as you are must have many stories to tell!
Sir Ano: Why, I, uh... yes. Yes, I do.
King Alteon: Speaking of stories... Really, Victoria! Some of the tales I've heard about your alter ego! I hope they aren't all true.
<Character Name:> Only most of them!
Princess Victoria: <Character>, you can stop. Helping. Now.
<Character Name:> Awww, are you sure? I could keep going! I've done so well with Ano, after all.
Princess Victoria: Quite sure.
Princess Brittany: He is quite a Knight, isn't he?
Sir Ano: *blush*
<Character Name:> As you wish, your Highness. *grin*
Bandit Loot Shop - Takes you to the shop
Complete Quest - Ends Quest
Done, thanks. [Niki]
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