Location: Rose Fort, Lucky 13, Life Finds A Way, Sands of Eternity, A Petal Falls, Plans Entwined
Magus Hansa: Yes?
Um, I'm new here...
Magus Hansa: The strength of the Rose grows then. I can hear the power in your voice, <Class>.
Magus Hansa: Even without the power of sight, I can still sense how one has focused the magic they were cursed with.
Magus Hansa: Whether it's through sheer strength, fire, darkness...
Magus Hansa: I also sense... hesitation from you. You're not fully convinced of our message are you?
- Of course I am!
Magus Hansa: You can't hide your true feelings.
The conversation continues as if you've chosen the "Not really..." option.
- Not really...
Magus Hansa: Our goal is simple, though achieving it may, in the end, be the most risky thing any of the Rose magi have ever done.
Magus Hansa: If we succeed, then magic will never again plague the residents of Lore. Their homes will be safe from dragon attacks.
Magus Hansa: Their loved ones will never rise from the dead to attack. Or be stolen away for a sacrifice.
Magus Hansa: Their sight will never be stolen by an errant spell.
Magus Hansa: Yes, my friend, I know that there will still be dangers out in the world.
Magus Hansa: Magic has a much greater potential to wreak havoc among masses of people, though.
Magus Hansa: Magic has almost destroyed the world itself several times over.
- What's the plan?
Magus Hansa: Ah, you're new here, <Class>. I really don't share all our secrets...
Magus Hansa: I hope the more that you read, the more people you talk to outside of your town....
Magus Hansa: That if you see the good the Rose has accomplished in keeping towns safe from Necromancers and insane mages...
Magus Hansa: If you think about all the harm that magic has done to your friends... to those you've tried to save and failed.
Magus Hansa: That you'll come to our way of thinking in time... <Character>.
Magus Hansa: Now please, try not to harm too many of our recruits on your way out. Most of the ones here are new to the cause.
Magus Hansa: Ah, <Character>, so good to... sense you again.
Magus Hansa: Please, Windrush, there's no need to fight right now.
Magus Hansa: Not everyone believes in the mission of the Rose. At the moment, though, I believe that <Character> shares a common interest with us.
Magus Hansa: Surely, you've noticed our... gilded friend here?
Magus Hansa: This poor fellow had a run in with one of those poor, cursed Sneevilchaun's.
Magus Hansa: Perhaps you remember, Au'Mydas?
Magus Hansa: Yes. Twice. If I recall correctly.
Magus Hansa: He's being... contained in Swordhaven now, after constant attempts to escape your more "conventional" jails.
Magus Hansa: It seems that whoever was in charge of cleaning up after his last arrest missed a small box of golden "Lucky Dust."
Magus Hansa: I'm sure it was... accidental, leaving a small but incredibly dangerous magical item behind.
Magus Hansa: I've been working to help the poor creatures affected by the dust but they've all become very agitated.
Magus Hansa: Perhaps you could... make my job slightly easier by knocking them out?
Magus Hansa: Be very careful of any Sneevilchauns in the woods as well... If they've got any dust, you might find yourself... slowed.
Magus Hansa: You can always return here for a cure, though.
Magus Hansa: The box of... whatever dust is left is in the beginnings of a new golden box fort to the Northeast.
Magus Hansa: I trust you can recover and dispose of it properly?
Magus Hansa: Yes, of course, please remember to be careful when fighting any Sneevilchaun's you come across.
Life Finds A Way
Magus Hansa: Stand down, guard... Yasimi, is it?
Magus Hansa: I know. There are still some who don't believe our message.
Magus Hansa: Even as a blind mage... I still seem to see more clearly than you.
Magus Hansa: Yasimi, this <Class> is no danger to the townspeople. They may even be of help clearing the dangers of the surrounding area.
Magus Hansa: Perhaps it might help them see better.
Sands of Eternity
Magus Hansa: Do you even realize what you've done?!
Magus Hansa: Had to? HAD to? The amount of light magic you released....
Magus Hansa: For Lore's sake... the vibration of the ley lines had to have been felt all over the world!
Magus Hansa: Is that what you think? Where do you think that magic came from?
Magus Hansa: The amount of magic needed to turn the life force of one hundred enemies into a new life for a dead husk?
Magus Hansa: Why do you think it was stored in a focus stone? A stone that sat and allowed the magic inside it to reflect and grow...
Magus Hansa: The stone belonged to Sek Duat. The magic inside it was his. You just returned it. Why... why would you do that!
Magus Hansa: ...you know where he is. We have to stop him!
Magus Hansa: Are you coming, <Character>?
Magus Hansa: I'm not another pawn for you to extract life from, vampire.
Magus Hansa: Without the Light Orb to replenish his powers and cut off from the power stored in his focusing stone...
Magus Hansa: ...he resorted to using your friend to extend his own life. He's stolen years of Zhoom's life away.
Magus Hansa: You assume too much. Our mission is to end the danger of magic...
Magus Hansa: ...to stop the abuses that monsters like yourself have heaped upon the innocent people of Lore.
Magus Hansa: I do not kill indiscriminately.
Magus Hansa: We have to destroy him, <Character>!
Magus Hansa: So, this is your famous dragon.
Magus Hansa: I can sense that it's a lot like you.... And your friend?
A Petal Falls
Magus Hansa: <Character>!
Magus Hansa: When I sent the request for aid to the rebels, I didn't think you'd be the one to show up!
Magus Hansa: A problem? Goodness, no. To be honest, I didn't expect anything from the request. Even the Rose chain of command hasn't been any help.
Magus Hansa: Well, you see, that's a bit of a conundrum.
Magus Hansa: After King Alteon disappeared, tensions in Swordhaven between the Rose and Queen Victoria have been high.
Magus Hansa: That is to say, our requests for support have been denied by Lady Jaania.
Magus Hansa: You're telling me. The first wave of elementals that came out of the portal get closer every day.
Magus Hansa: Our forces assaulting the city of Atrea were forced to retreat.
Magus Hansa: At this point, the only thing I think we can do is to evac—
Magus Hansa: It seems I've delayed too long. Quickly, <Character>, we must evacuate whoever we can!
Magus Hansa: Thank you, <Character>. Without your help, we would not have been able to evacuate in time.
Magus Hansa: I... We intend to travel to Swordhaven, and seek refuge there. And I intend to confront Jaania.
Magus Hansa: First she refuses to send aid, and now the Rose is being branded as the cause of this?
Magus Hansa: I...
Magus Hansa: I am not pleased.
Magus Hansa: I will get to the bottom of this.
Magus Hansa: Thank you for your aid, <Character>.
Magus Hansa: To you as well.
Magus Hansa: Don't you dare "Magus" me. I can feel your conflict. I can hear your insecurity.
Magus Hansa: Why did you refuse our request for aid?
Magus Hansa: Higher than the homes and livelihoods of the people we swore to protect?
Magus Hansa: You... you are.
Magus Hansa: Yet—
Magus Hansa: An ambitious dream. One I still hold dear. But you are struggling.
Magus Hansa: ...
Magus Hansa: I cannot. Perhaps in your new world, when all is done, I may follow your lead once more.
Magus Hansa: But in the here, in the now, there are people who require my aid. Aid that I am able to provide immediately.
Magus Hansa: I hereby resign my position from the Rose, if you'll allow me.
Magus Hansa: Your cause is just, Lady Jaania. But your goal must not take precedence over the safety of the people.
Magus Hansa: We cannot protect Lore from the evils of magic if there is no one left to protect.
Magus Hansa: The Magesterium undermines confidence in the Rose, and you have done nothing yet to refute that.
Magus Hansa: When, and only when you provide these resources, and this security, will I give your proposal some thought.
< Message edited by Jay -- 7/24/2019 20:04:40 >