Times Silent Keeper
Warlic's Haunted Shop!
Cauldron of Horrors!
Location: Battleon » Warlic's Shop » Quests » Haunted Shop!
Travelling the roads of Battleon, you can't help but notice the strange sounds coming from Warlic's Shop. While an explosion here and there isn't uncommon, there seems to be a lot of banging around and glass shattering... and chain rattling? You need to investigate!
«A CRASH! and a BOOM! come from Warlic's Shop. Inside, there is broken glass on the floor, a pile of books stacked untidily, and a cauldron bubbling.»
«You»: Huh, I wonder where Warlic's gone off to. His shop looks a bit messier than usual.
«Warlic sticks his head out from behind the books.»
Warlic: Ah, «You»! What brings you to my shop? Heard about my latest line of staves for the summer season?
«You»: Well, no, I'm looking to make sure I don't get cut up by the broken glass. I heard a lot of crazy noises coming from your shop...
«You»: What's going on, and why are you building forts out of books?
Warlic: Oh, you noticed that, yes. Well, it started with a strange... QUICK, DUCK!
«A vase flies at Warlic, who ducks. After it passes, his head pops out again.»
Warlic: Right... so, as I was saying. I started hearing odd noises that seemed to be emanating from the walls. I first shrugged it off as spending too many hours around the shop.
Warlic: The occurrences only became worse, though; objects began flying around the room.
«You»: Well, Warlic, sounds like you may have conjured up something rather nasty. You should be more careful about what magic you're channeling.
Warlic: Oh, you're right, it MUST have been the ARCHMAGE'S fault. Couldn't have been SOMEONE offering their "help" one day not too long ago.
«You»: What do you mean?
Warlic: Well, it was an April day...
«Flashback to April Fools 2012 event:»
Warlic: O..k, well, if you would like to hand me a pinch of the Inferno Coral.
«Scene shows «You»'s hand knocking objects off of the shelf.»
Loco: Oooops. Ole butterfingers here!
«The hand motion completes.»
«After a brief explosion, the Scene returns to the present.»
«You»: Oh yeah, that "help."
Warlic: Yes. I am unsure what exactly was thrown in the cauldron; but I know what the results were.
Warlic: My cauldron now possesses some kind of telekinetic powers and a rather unpleasant personality.
«The cauldron, named Cauldroon, opens its eyes and mouth.»
Cauldroon: Hey! I'm sitting right here!
Cauldroon: Oh, shut up! See how you like being a giant pot people throw whatever into!
Cauldroon: If this is to be my new home, to live out my days as a kettle-- There's not going to be any pesky critters throwing their garbage in me!
«You»: Well, this was my mistake... sorta. I must correct this so it's back to wherever you came from!
Cauldroon: Mwuhahaha! Looks like you need a sampler platter of shelving, hero!
«Cauldroon's contents flash a different color and the shelf above «You» falls. «You» play the death animation.»
«You»: Ugghh... little help here, Warlic?
«Warlic lifts his staff. Magic plays around its tip, and «You» are revived.»
«You»: Ahh, thanks. Alright, creature, no more tricks. Time to take you down!«Cauldroon falls to the ground, eyes and mouth shutting, reverting into a normal cauldron.»
Warlic: Thank you, «You»! Maybe now things can get back to normal around here.
«You»: No problem, Warlic, always glad to lend a hand... when I'm not possessed. You were saying something about some new staves earlier?
Warlic's Haunted Shop
Entry by Archmagus Orodalf.
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