Location: Reagent Race, The Wizards Apprentices, Playing With Fire, Revenge, Petty Squabbles, The Duel, Wrath of Wargoth, Disarray, The Merge, One Step Forward, Trust, Melissa, Changing Winds, A Day for Farewells, An Uncertain Future, The Beast, Timelines, Tournament of Champions / (Easy), Calamity, Epilogue, The Gala, Words and Deeds, Queen of Swordhaven, Three Questions, The Obsidian Tomb, The Queen of Roses, An Elegy of Ice and Fire, Heroes, A Petal Falls, Plans Entwined, Loose Ends, Out of Control, The Golden Hand, The Greenguard Alliance - Choose a Faction, Into the Light, Collapse, The Spells We Weave, Sunfall: Part 2, A Storm in the Night, Ambition's Crossroads, Direct Current, AdventureFriends! (Part 1), AdventureFriends! (Part 2), The Spark of the Soul, Broken Circuit (Part 1), Broken Circuit (Part 2), Reasons to Fight, Into the Abyss, Twin Tides, The Point of No Return (Part 1), The Point of No Return (Part 2), From the Embers, Hawk in the Sky, Crash and Burn, Threads of Trust
Jaania: I'm looking for Brump's other apprentices?
Jaania: I'm sorry for running late.
The Wizards Apprentices
Jaania: I'm Jaania. Is Brump here? I really should check in...
Jaania: Oh, ok. Well, I'll just wait here then.
Jaania: Vele's Guide to Elemental Healing.
Jaania: It's a fascinating treatise on using non-traditional elemental sources as possible sources of healing.
Jaania: Not many believe in the possibility of using darkness, energy and other less traditional elements to heal.
Jaania: I really should find some of the resource materials as well as competing theories.
Jaania: The scrolls and tomes I'd like are very rare though.
Jaania: There are five resource materials that I need to reference. Do you think you can get them for me?
Jaania: If you can find the right scroll and get it to me before I finish the section, that would be ideal.
Jaania: Just follow the path through the library and bring the material to me.
Jaania: Make sure to stay on target! The resources are very old and valuable and mustn't be damaged!
Jaania: If the center of the guide target drifts off of the path, the resources will be damaged. If it is too damaged, we will lose valuable information.
Jaania: Thank you so much for finding them for me! I'm going to continue studying.
Both are random dialogs after clicking Levitate:
Jaania: I'll just be over here if you need me. Good Luck!
Jaania: Okay! I'll just be over here if you need me. Good Luck!
If the reference was ruined:
Jaania: Oh no! The reference was ruined! I hope the library has another copy.
After a successful attempt:
Jaania: Wow, that was impressive work! You found it so fast! Thank you so much.
After 5 successful attempts:
Jaania: Wh-what happened?
Playing With Fire
Jaania: I'm not sure what even happened....
Jaania: I was just studying....
Jaania: Well, there are several magical ley lines in the area that I was hoping to study...
Jaania: ...as a side project on how the intersection of the lines could help in the manifestation of portals.
Jaania: But... how?
Jaania: If your magic ability advanced enough to make portals, why are you an apprentice?
Jaania: Where are we?
Jaania: Alex... what's wrong?
Jaania: Can you conjure another portal to get us out of here?
Jaania: Come on, you're an ice mage. I'm sure you can destroy anything we find in here.
Jaania: I told you you could do it, Alex!
His morning tea...
Jaania: I must thank you for inviting me over, Warlic. I just love tea.
Jaania: Oh, you're sweet. Ok, you try it first then.
Jaania: EWW, Warlic! Is this some kind of sick joke?!
Jaania: You're so gross...
Jaania: Oh, I hope I studied enough.. I was up all night going over some parts.
Jaania: Oh. why thank you. That's just what I--
Jaania: Just what I-- Just... I--?
Jaania: *whew* Thank you, Alex. I didn't know what I was gonna say...
Jaania: My goodness... What do you think was the matter with him?
Jaania: Oh, I hope I studied enough.. I was up all night going over some parts.
Jaania: Hey... do you smell something?
Jaania: Oh dear! Oh my goodness... I *cough*-- WHAT is that smell?!
Jaania: *cough* But Warlic... we couldn't smell it until you walked over here. Well, until you got within 30 feet anyway.
Jaania: Uh oh...
Jaania: *snicker* Oh, Warlic, hahahaa! Oh, how embarrassing...
Jaania: Oh, hello Alex. Just look at this elemental bouquet!
Jaania: Isn't it beautiful?
Jaania: It's still pretty!
Jaania: Oh no!
Jaania: Oh no!
Jaania: Are you coming, Alex?
Jaania: Don't work too hard now...
Jaania: Hahahaha, you're so funny Warlic!
Jaania: Oh, Alex! Are you alright?
Jaania: Maybe one of your reagents fell, Alex?
Jaania: Please, I don't want my friends to fight! Why can't you two get along?
Jaania: *sniff* I just wish..
Jaania: I just wish they would stop fighting.
Jaania: They're at it again! I need to put a stop to this...
Wrath of Wargoth
Jaania: Haven't you all cast enough spells?
Jaania: Look. Look at what you've done. The forest is on fire. Cities are flooding. Winds blow others apart.
Jaania: Now you're looking for more magic to add to the chaos?
Jaania: Are you...
Jaania: ...are you really him?
Jaania: Well enough? Well enough?
Jaania: I have spent years upon years trapped in a magic prison!
Jaania: The last thing I saw were my two friends fighting. One screaming in agony as he was burnt alive.
Jaania: I lived with that...
Jaania: ...as time ticked away, never knowing if that would be that last thing I saw... hahaha....
Jaania: Then when I am finally freed... I find Alex... Xan, trapped in his own magic prison...
Jaania: ...and the other... split in two, with one half bent on destroying the world itself with his infinite power.
Jaania: How do you know Wargoth and you merging won't destroy the world anyways?
Jaania: Then I hope to see my old friend Warlic soon.
Jaania: I can take care of myself.
Jaania: I have spent years, frozen in time. Waiting. Wondering.... wondering if I would ever see you again.
Jaania: Look. Look at what you, what magic has wrought.
Jaania: You destroyed an entire planet and enslaved it's inhabitants!
Jaania: Now, they're stuck in the desert, burnt by the light. You would have destroyed this world. Our world... as well.
Jaania: And you say you wish you had done things differently?
Jaania: Whatever it takes.
One Step Forward
Jaania: Yes? What is it, Amadeus?
Jaania: The... Vind?
Jaania: Ah. Yes. That Vind.
Jaania: He shall have them.
Jaania: Has s/he now?
Jaania: It crossed my desk, yes.
Jaania: What has <Character> done?
Jaania: What could s/he do?
Jaania: Magic and power.
Jaania: Where <Character> and <Dragon> go, so too follows destruction and catastrophe.
Jaania: Such things... must be contained.
Jaania: ...And these losses here?
Jaania: Then they are getting more and more brazen with each attack.
Jaania: This cannot be allowed to continue. What if they were to attack Falconreach? Or Oaklore?
Jaania: That... that is... that is not an option.
Jaania: Enter, Amadeus.
Jaania: What would the King have of The Rose this time?
Jaania: I- What is it?
Jaania: What- What was it, again?
Jaania: Yes, that should be fine.
Jaania: ...No. I am... I will be busy.
Jaania: There are too many possibilities.
Jaania: Too many threads to follow.
Jaania: But the path the mirror doesn't show...
Jaania: A world without magic...
Jaania: No word yet from the Magi. But they're doing their best. They're doing their best.
Jaania: They'll find something, I know it.
Jaania: The answer is out there.
A Day for Farewells
Jaania: It... is nice.
Jaania: How fares the reconstruction of the Dreamwood?
Jaania: ...I see.
Jaania: After my mistake, I cannot blame them.
Jaania: And how are your fellow wind elves doing here on the mainland?
Jaania: The tragedies never truly end, do they?
Jaania: R-right... Sorry, Kara.
Jaania: Yes. Yes, you're right, of course.
Jaania: There will be peace.
An Uncertain Future
Jaania: I can't persuade you, can I?
Jaania: Does it? I've seen...
Jaania: I don't think so, Kara. I haven't had what you've had.
Jaania: You aren't taking this seriously.
Jaania: I don't know, Kara.
Jaania: At first, after I was brought out of the freeze and saw all that Xan and Warlic had done, I was angry. So very angry.
Jaania: They were irresponsible, hurtful, driven the world into an unbalanced chaos.
Jaania: This made me realise that if we just didn't have magic, then this stuff, like Xan's curse, or Warlic's craze, wouldn't be able to happen.
Jaania: I don't have to. Most of the world doesn't know what is good for them.
Jaania: No... no, slaves were not. Slaves aren't what I stand for... I do not make slaves.
Jaania: I just want a world of peace. I want to avoid the mistakes of the past. I want... my heart to feel as if it wasn't weighed down by pain and loss.
Jaania: You really cannot be persuaded?
Jaania: Then, you can never leave. You are too dangerous. I see how people follow you.
Jaania: As long as you are here, I can go about my plans.
Jaania: I can't. You will make my job harder. Perhaps, though, I will have you brought to me, away from here. That way, if I need you, I can visit you easier.
Jaania: You can never be free.
Jaania: Hello again, <Character>. It has been a while, hasn't it?
Jaania: Come along. Join me in my study.
Jaania: I have much to share.
Jaania: I'm sorry I wasn't here to greet you. I was... busy. I hope you've been enjoying your visit to Swordhaven?
Jaania: ...A wall of ice? The last time I saw Alexander it was through the wall of ice I was trapped in after his head had been set aflame.
Jaania: Imagine my surprise, after what seemed like eons of being entombed...
Jaania: Imagine my surprise... at seeing his grinning skull still burning, with all of Lore at the mercy of the one that set that fire in the first place.
Jaania: He was your ally when you freed me, <Character>. You were working together. All to save Lore from... that thing.
Jaania: You may have fought Alexander in the past. You may not have liked him, but you chose to put aside your animosity.
Jaania: How was I to know whether or not you were entangled in his madness?
Jaania: So you think I would trust any conversation with the maddened fiery shell of a former friend or his apparent ally?
Jaania: No. Never again. Neither what remains of him, nor the other one. The Alexander and Warlic I once knew... are no more.
Jaania: I love magic, <Character>. From its wonders and spectacle, to its secrets and mysteries. But I am no longer blinded by its shine.
Jaania: For all the good that magic can do... it has wrought untold harm and pain upon the people of Lore. There is no escape from its grasp.
Jaania: It's the remains of Swordhaven... the remains of all of Lore... in a timeline where you failed to break my crystal prison.
Jaania: Ah yes. <Dragon>. Shall I show you one of the ones where they betray you? One where they abandon you to join the foe?
Jaania: It's a possibility. One of so many. So... many...
Jaania: Nothing is beyond the dangers of magic. Nothing, and no one. The risks of... of misuse... Even I... I almost...
Jaania: You can't protect everything. No one can. Magic cannot be stopped.
Jaania: This mirror... It's a window to other timelines. Other possibilities.
Jaania: And I can view them all.
Jaania: I've been... preoccupied with my research. I did hear there were some regrettable skirmishes with the Vind.
Jaania: That is what Kara sent you here about, is it not? I will make sure the parties responsible are properly reprimanded.
Jaania: Now, I must ask you to leave. Our conversation is finished, and my work demands my attention.
Jaania: I assure you, I do not approve of these alleged actions. Mistakes of the well-meaning are still mistakes.
Jaania: ...You're a hero. So am I. With such fury and anger, I'd hate to see you become the villain.
Tournament of Champions / (Easy)
Jaania: No, Amadeus. This is... a welcome distraction. What can I do for you?
Jaania: Please, go ahead.
Jaania: Hm. Have Magus Hansa continue her efforts. The magic the Ateala possess is an unknown that we must account for.
Jaania: What of the conflict with the Vind? Have you found evidence to support the allegations of slavery and displacement?
Jaania: I see. I shall have to speak with him. I know he means well, but these methods are unacceptable.
Jaania (thinking): Kara... You're making things harder for yourself...
Jaania: A shame it takes such extremes for people to open their eyes to magic's dangers. Still, we must not let them down.
Jaania: . . .
Jaania: Do not engage.
Jaania: They're playing with the Vind, yes?
Jaania: Regardless, I'll continue to respect Alteon's wishes for the time being.
Jaania: Anything outside the kingdom?
Jaania: I see. It was always a curiosity... but perhaps there is something to be gained from it after all.
Jaania: Send them a message that I will be arriving soon. I wish to see it for myself.
Jaania: The ball?
Jaania: Oh, that... gala for ambassadors and dignitaries. I had fully intended not to attend but...
Jaania: Ugh... after.
Jaania: Why does this tournament have to happen now? I can't focus in these conditions...
Jaania: I do not recognize this emblem...
Jaania: Exactly how unusual?
Jaania: Well. They sure act quickly. This... may become an obstacle in the future.
Jaania: Amadeus, find a way to send this back as my reply.
Jaania: The letter was sent from the Capitol, in Azaveyr...
Jaania: From an order called "The Magesterium".
Jaania: Also, have someone look into this "Magesterium". They appear to be quite the influential and problematic bunch.
Jaania: How are you feeling, Amadeus?
Jaania: Are you feeling well?
Jaania: Is anyone bothering you?
Jaania: That's good to hear.
Jaania: Neron wears his scars proudly, but I know he's suffering. I'd hate to think that—
Jaania: I know.
Jaania: You can go now.
???: How touching.
Jaania: Such a cold reception...
Jaania: I'm here to help.
Jaania: Good people of Falconreach, please, calm down.
Jaania: I'm here now. And I'm here to hel-
Jaania: Protecting Swordhaven was my first priority. I was tasked with it by the king himsel-
Jaania: I didn't say that-
Jaania: I assure you-
Jaania: I... see-
Jaania: It's fine!!!
Jaania: I'm fine.
Jaania: I can read the situation. I see that I am not welcome here.
Jaania: You don't need my help... and I respect that.
Jaania: I will make sure Swordhaven provides you with necessary resources and supplies.
Jaania: I am...
Jaania: I am sincerely sorry I couldn't be here sooner.
Jaania: Farewell, people of Falconreach. The Rose will not bother you anymore...
???: Hello... <Character>.
Jaania: I had heard you would be gracing us with your presence. Please, do introduce me to your... enchanting companion?
Jaania: Thank you.
Jaania: You look lukewarm, at best.
Jaania: Oh, you are hilarious.
Jaania: What is it?
Jaania: And this is urgent how?
Jaania: You are excused.
Jaania: I hope this event is to your liking?
Jaania: Do we really need to do this? Can't we be civil?
Jaania: ...You are exhausting, <Character>.
Jaania: I beg your pardon?
Jaania: You might want to be careful, everyone is listening.
Jaania: You are such a brute, <Character>! You need to be the center of the attention, don't you?
Jaania: You crave it.
Jaania: You are the hero, aren't you?
Jaania: Well, let me tell you something!
Jaania: You are not the only one who can bear that title! You are not special!
Jaania: You were not the one who woke up in a world on the brink of destruction, caused by your closest friends.
Jaania: I was!
Jaania: You were not the one who tried to help people when the elves invaded Greenguard and threw the land into chaos!
Jaania: I was!
Jaania: You were not the one who managed to crush the onslaught, saving countless lives— the one people turned to!
Jaania: I was!
Jaania: You were not the one who had to deal with all that pressure and still come up on top!
Jaania: I was!
Jaania: You were not the one who, in the midst of all the destruction and chaos, founded an organization that to this day is bringing peace to this land!!
Jaania: I was!
Jaania: You are not the hero of this story!
Jaania: I AM!
Jaania: Who are you...?
Jaania: They are no one. I will take care of them.
Jaania: This does not concern you... Your Majesty.
Jaania: And if I refuse?
Jaania: <Character>, escort the king and the princess to safety.
Jaania: Please... do as I say.
Jaania: Protect the royal family. This is going to get messy.
Words and Deeds
Jaania: You have some nerve, attacking the palace during a peaceful royal celebration...
Jaania: Do you understand what you've started?
Jaania: Well, this only makes me want to look into it even more.
Jaania: What is it that you're so desperately protecting? That you're ready to start a war for?
Jaania: The Fissure is simply a geyser of raw mana... it's not even on your territory.
Jaania: You're trespassing.
Jaania: What? You didn't realize the extent of my power?
Jaania: Your... colleague, or whoever he was, underestimated me, and look what he has brought upon himself.
Jaania: You'll end up like that too.
Jaania: So, before it happens, tell me everything you know.
Jaania: I'd hate for all your knowledge to go to waste.
Jaania: I see...
Jaania: ...That's your magic source, isn't it?
Jaania: You use people as nexuses? Despicable.
Jaania: I will repeat myself. Tell me what the Fissure is.
Jaania: It'll save me some time. As you know, I already have people investigating it.
Jaania: I'll know sooner or later, might as well be sooner.
Jaania: You attacked the royal court and infiltrated the castle. I assume you have more of those... golems of yours, scattered throughout it.
Jaania: I could even assume that they may have attacked the king himself.
Jaania: Granted, <Character> most likely took the king to safety...
Jaania: Nonetheless, you've foolishly started a cascade of events that will inevitably lead to intercontinental conflict.
Jaania: All because of me.
Jaania: I'd say I'm flattered... *pant*... but I'm not that petty.
Jaania: Was it worth it?
Jaania: *pant* It's... *pant*... about time you showed up...
Jaania: What do you mean?
Jaania: What are you talking about? I told them to escape.
Jaania: And if you were so concerned about the king's well-being, why didn't you stop them?!
Jaania: Just... Leave me...
Jaania: This day can't get any worse...
Queen of Swordhaven
Jaania: A few weeks from now, at most.
Jaania: General Akanthus will take charge in my stead.
Jaania: ...Speaking of the General, do you know what he is doing at the moment?
Jaania: ...I see. I trust you will serve him as loyally as you have me.
Jaania: Also, have Z study one of the golems, please.
Jaania: I expect results when I'm back.
Jaania: Now, time to see what this Fissure is all about.
Jaania: Princess Victoria... greetings. I'm glad to see that at least you are alright. I haven't yet had the chance to—
Jaania: It was the right thing to do.
Jaania: People have to know—
Jaania: My sources tell me otherwise.
Jaania: You were... what?
Jaania: I see.
Jaania: Can you tell me what happened, then?
Jaania: ...Where did s/he take the King?
Jaania: I'm having a hard time understanding. If the King was injured, why has <Character> taken him? Why not call for help? Why didn't you stop her/him?
Jaania: ...It seems apparent that you were forced to make a difficult decision. I only hope you do not come to regret your choices.
Jaania: I see.
Jaania: Then I will not question your judgement. Thank you for telling me this.
Jaania: I shall settle things on my end after I return.
Jaania: To see exactly why a foreign kingdom would attack us.
Jaania: I'll be off now.
Jaania: Farewell... Queen Victoria.
Jaania: This is... beautiful, isn't it?
Jaania: It's... certainly troubling to hear.
Jaania: I saw the Fissure, from the sky. It's much, MUCH bigger than I anticipated it to be. And the surrounding ruins...
Jaania: How close can we get to it?
Jaania: Certainly, although I have one question that is of utmost importance.
Jaania: It has recently come to my attention that the Fissure is not just a geyser of raw mana. Is this true?
The Obsidian Tomb
Jaania: It is.
Jaania: It very much is!
Jaania: This could be what I've been missing. This... brings The Rose one step closer...
Jaania: The catalyst... that will change the world!
Jaania: I knew it. I knew Hawkscry held the answers!
Jaania: Agrimonia... Your team has done some exceptional work!
Jaania: For so long I thought I've burned myself out. I've doubted myself for so long...
Jaania: But this!
Jaania: This will save the world.
Jaania: To think this has existed for all this time...
Jaania: And the Magesterium wanted all of this to themselves!?
Jaania: Clearly they don't know what they can do with this!
Jaania: I do!
Jaania: I need to begin preparations. At once.
Jaania: Send these to Amadeus. I must return immediately...
Jaania: *muttering* I'll need these...
Jaania: *muttering* This too...
Jaania: *muttering* Every book on this subject...
Jaania: *muttering* The gnomes... I'll need the gnomes...
Jaania: And I'll need an airship...
The Queen of Roses
???: That's not how a queen should act.
Jaania: Greetings, my Queen. I just wanted to notify you that I've returned and I'm ready to serve you as you see fit.
Jaania: My Lady... if you ever need advice, please don't hesitate to knock on my door.
Jaania: I know a thing or two about managing people.
Jaania: You said you can't sleep. I'd be more than happy to help you with that.
Jaania: Although... a good leader loses sleep, so that their subjects can rest well at night.
Jaania: Very well.
Jaania: I could relieve you of the burden. You could be happy... I... would make a good queen.
Jaania: My apologies, never mind that. Farewell, my Lady.
Jaania: I'll be in my study in the Ivory Tower, should you need me.
An Elegy of Ice and Fire
Jaania: This is so bizarre.
Jaania: With each day, she looks better after the treatment, but when we check in later, she appears worse.
Jaania: I can't figure out what's causing it.
Jaania: It crossed my mind, yes, but that would be impossible. Only you, me and the King— sorry, the Queen, have access to this chamber.
Jaania: I'm worried she's not going to make it...
Jaania: I can't have that, not with how little Victoria trusts me.
Jaania: ...Do you know where the King is?
Jaania: No. I will not be raiding Kara's little... resistance. Enough of our people have been lost to that swamp. Moreover...
Jaania: If we return the King against his wishes, the people of Swordhaven may turn against us.
Jaania: Besides, assisting the knights in their search has garnered much goodwill that we should not hasten to squander.
Jaania: I still don't understand why you insisted Alteon was kidnapped.
Jaania: With Victoria as acting queen, things may get a little... complicated. We've bought some time and favor, but I don't know if it will be enough...
Jaania: But with the successful establishment of our research base, and all of the new Fissure research, I do feel quite reinvigorated.
Jaania: Have you read my notes yet? What do you think of my plan?
Jaania: Temporary? Based on what? As long as the spell is sustained it will feed itself from the core.
Jaania: It will work.
Jaania: Everyone on Lore will be cut from the devastating effects of magic...
Jaania: ...They would be free to enjoy life, free from the worries of an unstable and chaotic system.
Jaania: All life free from the torment of magic. Lives that will never have to experience what I and countless others were put through.
Jaania: The perfect, elegant solution.
Jaania: A brand new world...
Jaania: Have the gnomes been cooperating?
Jaania: No doubt. And it's up to me to rebuild the trust that you have so foolishly ruined.
Jaania: You and your division went out of line, and now I'm paying for it.
Jaania: Always me... paying for everything.
Jaania: It's exhausting...
Jaania: And now I need the gnomes! I need an airship! And they are the only ones who have the knowledge to construct it.
Jaania: You tried, but you took the wrong path. I... I expect better from you, Akanthus.
Jaania: Stay here and monitor Brittany.
Jaania: I have to continue my research AND deal with your fallout.
Jaania: *mumble* It's like the entire world is against me...
Jaania: ... if it's enveloped in a barrier, then what would be the effect on the connection between...
Jaania: ... however, if the core's influence is cut out, wouldn't it mean the same for everything else... ?
Jaania: I don't know.
Jaania: There aren't even any books on the subject. If scholars have been considering this from the wrong angle...
Jaania: There has to be somethin—
Jaania: ... the spell will take a while to cast, but if there's no way to secure the aftermath...
Jaania: ... there cannot be any unforeseen complications...
Jaania: ... it would be risky...
Jaania: I'm busy.
Jaania: My Alexander died in that basement.
Jaania: I do not care for love. Or for you, Alexander. Or you, Warlic.
Jaania: Not anymore.
Jaania: I am on the verge of something great. And you are inconveniencing me.
Jaania: Leave... please.
Jaania: My research!
Jaania: He did it to himself.
Jaania: Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.
Jaania: Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.
Jaania: Know your place, Z.
Jaania: You are here only to assess the airship progress.
Jaania: Speaking of progress, I haven't yet had the chance to speak with you. Tell me about your findings.
Jaania: How so?
Jaania: ... let me just— hmm—
Jaania: Phylactery, as in necromancy?
Jaania: I've figured as much already.
Jaania: Barbaric, more like. If your theory is true.
Jaania: Yet another reason not to concede to the Magesterium. Such horrific magics are not to be toyed with.
Jaania: Cease experimentation immediately.
Jaania: I'm glad we have an understanding.
Jaania: Ah, greetings, sir gnome.
Jaania: Greetings, Pozu.
Jaania: We are here to check on the progress of the airship.
Jaania: When... will the airship be ready?
Jaania: Please, again, accept my deepest apologies for what has happened to Popsprocket.
Jaania: I will personally make sure that the people who were responsible for this are severely punished.
Jaania: Yes, the people from my organization.
Jaania: Please understand that my goal is not to destroy, but to save. I learned about Popsprocket only after the fact... and I was appalled.
Jaania: I was, to be quite frank, furious.
Jaania: The actions of a few insubordinates do not speak of my organization as a whole.
Jaania: I acknowledge what has happened to your people and I bring further amends.
Jaania: Namely, this and all of the other gnomish settlements will be given access to the Rose's supplies and resources.
Jaania: Of course, we will have to set up a small presence to make sure our resources are not being misused...
Jaania: ... but I assure you, such intrusions will be minimal.
Jaania: On top of that, all gnomes are to be allowed freedom of research and experimentation within the Kingdom of Greenguard.
Jaania: It has been brought to my attention that gnomish science is not the same as the destructive magics we seek to control.
Jaania: I do.
Jaania: I cannot turn back time and erase what happened to Popsprocket and all of its denizens, and it will forever weigh down on my soul...
Jaania: ... but at least I can strive to fix these mistakes.
Jaania: I couldn't have said it better myself.
Jaania: I am glad to hear it! Thank you.
Jaania: What is it, Z?
A Petal Falls
Jaania: That is for... the Queen to decide.
Jaania: If— no, when we succeed, then the effects of their magic will cease. With or without her majesty's interference.
Jaania: This merely means we must hasten our project in order to minimize the harm done.
Jaania: It pains me deeply, but our forces cannot be spread out to the far reaches of the kingdom.
Jaania: Akanthus, do you disagree?
Jaania: And I expect Queen Victoria will be most generous and accommodating.
Jaania: The loss of Duat is unfortunate, but we will rebuild later, after we sort everything out.
Jaania: However, I do have a mission for you, Akanthus.
Jaania: You may take the initiative for a counter operation against the Magesterium.
Jaania: Whatever funds you require shall be yours.
Jaania: Buy the Rose time.
Jaania: I don't want you to believe, I want you to know.
Jaania: The airship, and by extension us, have to be protected from the unknown influences of the Mana Core radiation.
Jaania: I know you can do it.
Jaania: My schedule is very tight. The majority of my spell scrolls that burned in the incident have to be remade, and I have other business to attend to.
Jaania: I trust you on this, Z.
Jaania: You may go.
Jaania: I need a better synonym, the incantation has to flow naturally...
Jaania: Magus Hansa, a pleasure.
Jaania: Securing the Fissure is currently our highest priority. Surely you understand?
Jaania: I am truly sorry for—
Jaania: Dear Hansa, we do not lie to each other. When we have secured the Fissure, and my research is complete, we will rebuild.
Jaania: When our plan comes to fruition, and Lore is saved...
Jaania: ... these Magesterium attacks will cease, and in this new era of peace, we shall prosper like none before.
Jaania: I am. You are a talented mage. I could actually use your input on some of my current theories.
Jaania: I... No, you're right, of course.
Jaania: We're just so close— I— I must have—
Jaania: ... if the gnome project is completed soon, then that gives us a small window in which...
Jaania: Yes. Yes, Hansa, would you be willing to remain if I provided you with the soldiers and resources necessary to take care of any refugees?
Jaania: Queen Victoria has been somewhat of an obstacle in a few of our recent logistics.
Jaania: Swordhaven has been very generous, but I fear that over time, even Swordhaven's generosity may run dry.
Jaania: Take some time. Consider it. You are a tireless protector of the people of Lore, and this cannot have been easy for you.
Jaania: Actions before words. I understand.
Jaania: Thank you, Hansa.
Jaania: It just doesn't make sense!
Jaania: Where is Amadeus? I require his expertise on these matters.
Jaania: Perhaps some of his experiments can shed light on the results I'm getting.
Jaania: I see...
Jaania: <Character>, let me start by expressing my sincerest apologies.
Jaania: You must believe me when I say that if I had known what these... "Thorns" were doing, I would have stopped them immediately.
Jaania: I am aware, <Character>! Do you think I like people dying? Do you think I like people seeing me as a villain?
Jaania: I don't. I built the Rose with my bare hands. I wished for people to see us as something beautiful, something to look up to for protection.
Jaania: And then monsters like this scurry in.
Jaania: Trampling over the reputation of the Rose and its good deeds.
Jaania: I will make an example out of you, Theano.
Jaania: And all of your "Thorns".
Jaania: Worry not, <Character>, the ramblings of a madman do not sway me.
Jaania: As for you, Theano, I admire the punishment that your daughter has seen fit to carry out.
Jaania: Therefore, if you can do no evil, I will make it so you can see no evil.
Jaania: Or hear no evil.
Jaania: Or speak no evil.
Jaania: This will not bring back those whom you have harmed, but...
Jaania: I hope that their souls find solace in your misery.
Jaania: Ahimsa, Tipu, take him to his cell.
Jaania: And please inform Akanthus that I have another mission for him.
Jaania: Would you say that his punishment was sufficient to his crimes?
Jaania: As punishment for his senseless actions, I have rendered him quite literally senseless.
Jaania: He cannot see, hear, nor speak. And we will maintain him in such a state until his final breath.
Jaania: Now, about this Belle...
Jaania: I understand that she is a scout for the Rose. To have awakened to such power...
Jaania: Where is she?
Jaania: What do you mean?
Jaania: ...Sudden overload of magical flux... depending on the vessel...
Jaania: I see.
Jaania: Perhaps that is for the best, then.
Jaania: And for that, I am forever grateful to her memory.
Jaania: However, the power to control the fine workings of mana that maintain the—
Jaania: I'm sorry, you described her power as an... unraveling?
Jaania: As I was saying, I have no doubts Belle was a fine woman.
Jaania: However, such power brings on not only the threat of abuse, but inspires potential imitators who in turn may do great harm.
Jaania: So while I would have greatly loved to thank Belle in person, I am also glad that she no longer poses a threat to Lore.
Jaania: ...But that would mean the leyline theory is...
Jaania: ... Have all these experiments been using the entirely wrong model?
Out of Control
???: Greetings, Your Majesty.
Jaania: Brittany's health seems stable for now. Our best researchers are doing whatever they can.
Jaania: Would it be possible to hasten the rebuilding of my chambers, Your Majesty?
Jaania: My temporary quarters negatively impact my own research endeavors.
Jaania: It was simply an experiment gone wrong, My Queen.
Jaania: Please accept my apologies, Your Majesty. I didn't mean to anger you.
Jaania: Two of my old acquaintances invaded my tower, uninvited, and caused the incident. They have been dealt with.
Jaania: I assure you, something like this will never happen again.
Jaania: I have already put it onto myself to personally help and reimburse the people who were caught up or injured in this incident.
Jaania: Thank you so much, My Queen.
Jaania: Long may you reign.
Jaania: I believe the solution to the eternal protection of the Kingdom of Greenguard, no, all of Lore, lies with unlocking the secrets of the Fissure.
Jaania: As such, it is imperative that the Rose occupy this territory above all other priorities.
Jaania: I— No, your Majesty. The Rose is at your disposal.
Jaania: To go this far... The Magesterium must truly be desperate.
Jaania: Send word that we are recalling most of our forces from the Fissure.
Jaania: If this was the goal of the Magesterium, then they've succeeded.
Jaania: Sacrificing the Sandsea, even Doomwood as well, may have given us enough time to finish our work. But so many places at once?
Jaania: The safety of the people must come first.
Jaania: Yet the research must go on.
Jaania: I wonder...
Jaania: Golems... necromancy... elemental spirits... mortals...
Jaania: Ugh, now I need to send for both Z AND Amadeus! Again!
The Golden Hand
Jaania: Forgive my interruption, My Queen, but that is not what you—
Jaania: Rose operations have been constantly pestered by the actions of the Vind. This is unacceptable.
Jaania: My Queen, it is not so simple. Our people have been in a prolonged skirmish. There are grudges and resentments on both sides.
Jaania: The Vind kidnapped the King. Even now he is undoubtedly in their grasp!
Jaania: Of course she'd deny it!
Jaania: She's only telling you what you want to hear!
Jaania: I... do not, Your Majesty.
Jaania: If you so command it, My Queen.
Jaania: I must send out our new orders and return to my research.
Jaania: That won't be necessary, My Queen. My plan is—
Jaania: I... I understand.
Jaania: Behind me, Your Majesty. This magic...
Jaania: The Magesterium!
Jaania: They must not be trusted, Your Majesty.
Jaania: The voice screeching that it is, in fact, your doing, seems to indicate otherwise.
Jaania: My Queen, you can't seriously be considering trusting them? They are our enemies! They attacked your father!
Jaania: I cannot promise that.
Jaania: I have an inquiry.
Jaania: Where do the rifts lead?
Jaania: Then we will find out on our own!
Jaania: Thank you, My Queen.
Jaania: Yes, Your Majesty.
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