A Hero Is Thawed
Location: Log in for the first time -> Book 3,
Location: Oaklore Keep (Book 3) -> Up -> Maya -> Talk -> A Hero is Thawed (before first completion),
Falconreach (Book 3) -> Twilly -> Introduction,
Location: Book of Lore -> The End of Magic -> A Hero is Thawed,
Location: Timeline (Book 3) -> The End of Magic – A Hero is Thawed -> A Hero is Thawed
Release Date: December 27th, 2019
Objective: Your origins are frosty, but your legend begins here in the forest of Oaklore!
Objective completed: Your origins are frosty, but your legend begins here in the forest of Oaklore!
Experience rewarded: Scaled
Gold rewarded: Scaled
(1) ManaHunter - Boss
Long Forgotten Spear
The End of Magic
*You've been frozen in a block of magical ice and placed on the cliff near Oaklore Keep since the events of Book 2; the ice has begun to thaw.*
*You appear to be struggling to break free from the ice from within.*
<Character>: *(muffled scream)*
*You finally break free, shattering the magical ice prison.*
<Character>: Finally! I'm free!
*You stand up and look around at your new surroundings.*
<Character>: How long have I been frozen for? Everything looks so... different.
*A dragon appears overhead, with many chains on its body.*
<Character>: A dragon?!
<Character>: Phew! Guess it didn't notice me. I don't know if I'm in any shape for getting tangled up with a dragon right now!
*An arrow pierces the dragon, and it crashes to the ground.*
<Character> (thinking): Whoa! Where did that arrow come from?
<Character> (thinking): ...and who's hunting dragons? I better be careful.
*A group of three uniformed soldiers—two ManaHunters and an Energizer—enter the scene.*
???: We were after a dragon, but it looks like we've got ourselves something better!
???: The ice crystal... it's broken... that means...
*One of the ManaHunters holds a chain and smiles wickedly.*
???: That means we just bagged ourselves the bounty for <Character>!
<Character>: I have no idea who you are, or what bounty is on my head, but I'm not going anywhere in chains.
???: Get her/him!
???: I don't think so!
*Rolith enters the scene and defeats the uniformed soldiers.*
Rolith: Are you alright <Character>? It's me, Rolith!
<Character>: Rolith... Captain Rolith?! My brain still feels frozen...
<Character> (thinking): I hope I still get experience from this!
If you are Level 1:
+10 Bonus EXP
You have received 10 bonus experience points. You can earn more points by defeating monsters and completing quests. Once you fill up your experience bar, you will LEVEL UP and become more powerful!
If you are above Level 1:
+0 Bonus EXP
You have received 0 bonus experience points. You've seen this before.
Rolith: You seem a little dazed, and I'm sure you have a lot of questions, but we have to move. There's more of them out in the woods. Follow me!
*You are taken inland to follow Rolith.*
TIP: Click on the ground where you would like to walk.
If you approach the glimmering bag:
Found 20 GOLD!
It is your lucky day! You can use gold to buy weapons and other items at shops.
*You continue to head further inland to follow Rolith.*
Rolith: Unhand that moglin!
???: This moglin is a magical creature and must be subdued and secured!
*With a large POW!, Twilly is punted by a ManaHunter, and lands just before you, stars spinning around his head.*
Offer to Help!
<Character>: Well, aren't you looking as cute as ever, Twilly? Need a hand? Punt it back...
- Twilly joins you as a pet.
Twilly joins your Party!
You can have up to two guests and a pet join you in battle. You will only see yourself while walking around, but everyone will be there during battles!
<Character>: ? *You continue even further inland and battle the ManaHunter that punted Twilly.*
Twilly: Whyyy iiiis iiiiit aaaalllllwaaaaaayyyyss meeeeeee.....!
You are the meanest hero... EVER! Seriously... he was soooo cute! At least you hit that mean person in the face... oh no... you made him even more mad! You better attack while he is still a little dazed!
Rolith: Thanks for the help, <Character>. It's good to see you're still up for a fight after all these years.
<Character>: Years?! How long did that ice take to melt?
Rolith: Warlic started working on you after he finally got himself free. Your dragon helped too! If not for them, that ice might have never thawed out.
Rolith: Remember Warlic? And <Dragon>? A lot has happened while you've been frozen. The Kingdom of Greenguard is a different place now.
Twilly: Magic users and magical creatures are suffering under the rule of The Rose!
<Character>: The Rose? Who are they? What are they doing?
Rolith: There's no time to explain now. Head up the path to Oaklore and talk with Maya when you get inside. She'll answer all of your questions.
Rolith: Twilly and I have a few more... errands to run. Whatever you do, don't mention magic at the gate!
*Rolith and Twilly escape via the shortcut; you head upwards towards Oaklore Keep.*
*Another ManaHunter stands near Oaklore Keep's gate.*
ManaHunter: Who goes there?
<Character>: I'm uh... just a simple adventurer. Yeah.
ManaHunter: You don't... use magic, do you?
Me? Haha... No, definitely not. No magic here!
ManaHunter: Whatever, you're free to pass. It's time for my lunch break, anyway.Doesn't everyone use magic?
ManaHunter: Wait a minute... I recognize you! Guards, help! It's <Character>! Other information
*Rolith stands before you in the forest once again.*
Rolith: Do you have ANY idea what I had to go through just now to get you out of there alive?!
Rolith: Ugh. I told you not to mention magic. You'll just have to try again once things calm down.
Pop-up headlines during the quest:
quote:This old quest was reimagined with a new title screen, dialogue, and music; more information can be found in the December 27th, 2019 Design Notes.
No point looking back! Onward!
You try to turn back, but the sight of the remnants of your icy prison makes you reconsider.
It's just a rock.
Where could they have gone? I am 'stumped'.
Long Forgotten Spear reward was added on June 23rd, 2021.
An additional pop-up was added to this quest to prevent players to restart the Twilly cutscene on March 18th, 2022.
'Punt it back...' option now stuns ManaHunter on February 20th, 2023.
Thanks to Jay for original entry.
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