Magus Hansa / G. M. Hansa / Hansa
Location: Rose Fort, Lucky 13, Life Finds A Way, Sands of Eternity, A Petal Falls, Plans Entwined, The Greenguard Alliance - Choose a Faction, The Greenguard Alliance - Rose Faction -> Left, Daybreak (Rose), The Spells We Weave, Sunfall: Part 1, Sunfall: Part 2, The Royal Resistance - Rose Faction, A Storm in the Night, A Shocking Discovery, Ambition's Crossroads, Grinding Gears, Direct Current, The Spark of the Soul, Broken Circuit (Part 1), Broken Circuit (Part 2), Of Duty and Dragons, The Awakened Depths - Rose Faction, Speaker and Slayer, The Descent, The Great One
???: I thought I heard a commotion.
Magus Hansa: You are correct.
Magus Hansa: And you are...?
Magus Hansa: Wait. Let me guess.
Magus Hansa: Even with the loss of the gift of sight, I can still sense how one has focused the magic they were cursed with.
Magus Hansa: And I sense great power from you. Power, hesitation, and confusion. Hm.
Magus Hansa: You must be <Character>.
Magus Hansa: And if you are here, then you must be looking for answers. Interesting.
Magus Hansa: Ask away.
Magus Hansa: We are protecting the people of Greenguard, of Lore, from the atrocities of magic and magical creatures.
Magus Hansa: We bear no ill-will toward any of our... guests. However, some of our members turn out quite overzealous.
Magus Hansa: I do my best to control them, but I can understand their frustrations. Their pain. Can't you?
Magus Hansa: Lady Jaania is doing her best to formulate an end to this plague.
Magus Hansa: The people of Lore would no longer need fear for their homes and family.
Magus Hansa: Their loved ones would never rise from the dead to attack, or be stolen away to be sacrificed.
Magus Hansa: Their sight will never be stolen by an errant spell.
Magus Hansa: Hmph.
Magus Hansa: That sounds like a very "Falconreach" sentiment.
Magus Hansa: They don't understand how much magic harms those around them.
Magus Hansa: They refuse to comprehend the threat that thrives in their midst!
Magus Hansa: But worry not, our orders are to leave Falconreach be. Direct orders from King Alteon.
Magus Hansa: I leave it to Lady Jaania to negotiate the details.
Magus Hansa: You think I would just tell you? That I would share all our secrets?
Magus Hansa: You are still a variable, <Character>. An unknown.
Magus Hansa: Are you a threat? Or an asset?
Magus Hansa: Hm.
Magus Hansa: Lady Jaania may not approve, but I'd like to show you the good of our work. What The Rose has already done for the Kingdom of Greenguard.
Magus Hansa: I've been called to lead a contingent of soldiers to the Sandsea.
Magus Hansa: You're welcome to follow, and find out for yourself how The Rose acts for the benefit and protection of all.
Magus Hansa: You've done nothing wrong besides giving some recruits valuable training experience. I will have to send word to Swordhaven, however.
Magus Hansa: Lady Jaania will be most interested to learn that you're active again.
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
???: That's enough.
Magus Hansa: Stand down, guard... Yasimi, is it?
Magus Hansa: I know. There are still some who don't believe our message.
Magus Hansa: I know. But s/he is here by my personal invitation.
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: You approached a restricted area, brimming with magic. A potential threat. Potential.
Magus Hansa: Perhaps it might help them see better.
Magus Hansa: Yasimi, this <Class> is no danger to the townspeople, or us. Perhaps s/he can help us clear the surrounding desert of danger?
Sands of Eternity
Magus Hansa: Do you even realize what you've done?!
Magus Hansa: What have you done, <Character>?!
Magus Hansa: Had to? HAD to? The amount of light magic you released....
Magus Hansa: Had to? HAD to? The amount of light magic that was just released...
Magus Hansa: For Lore's sake... the vibration of the ley lines had to have been felt all over the world!
Magus Hansa: There was a reason why we were being careful inside the pyramid. We needed to secure anything so potentially powerful!
Magus Hansa: Is that what you think? Where do you think that magic came from?
Magus Hansa: Is that... is that what you really 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: All that light 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: I know not what kind of artifact you tampered with, but that magic must have been connected to Sek Duat himself.
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: I can't believe this. Are you even listening? The magic inside it was his. You just returned it. To Sek Duat!
Magus Hansa: ...you know where he is. We have to stop him!
Magus Hansa: I can read your trepidation as clear as day. You know where the lich is. We have to stop him.
Magus Hansa: Are you coming, <Character>?
Magus Hansa: Are you coming, <Character>? To right your wrongs? Or shall we clean up after your mess, as so many others have done before?
Magus Hansa: I'm not another pawn for you to extract life from, vampire.
Magus Hansa: I'm not another pawn for you to extract life from, vampire. The Rose has come to put an end to you.
Magus Hansa: Without the Light Orb to replenish his power and cut off from the power stored in his focusing stone...
Magus Hansa: He must have been unable to draw from his stored magic after being deposed. Which means...
Magus Hansa: ...he resorted to using your friend to extend his own life. He's stolen years of Zhoom's life away.
Magus Hansa: ...he resorted to using this one's life to extend his own. He's stolen years of your friend's life away.
Magus Hansa: You assume too much. Our mission is to end the danger of magic...
Magus Hansa: You assume too much. Our mission is to prevent the misuse of magic.
Magus Hansa: ...to stop the abuses that monsters like yourself have heaped upon the innocent people of Lore.
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: Just another fly to swat.
Magus Hansa: So, this is your famous dragon.
Magus Hansa: I can sense that it's a lot like you.... And your friend?
Magus Hansa: I can sense that it's a lot like you.
Magus Hansa: Magus Hansa of The Rose.
Magus Hansa: I take it the lich was not inaccurate when he mentioned that he saved you from The Rose, then?
Magus Hansa: I understand.
Magus Hansa: Would you be... amicable to come with me for more thorough questioning?
Magus Hansa: I would merely like to learn more information about Sek Duat and his pyramid...
Magus Hansa: ...so that we may safely contain any remaining dangers within.
Magus Hansa: Have I imprisoned you, <Character>? Have I turned you in to Lady Jaania?
Magus Hansa: Even after your... inexcusable blunder here, have I offended you, somehow?
Magus Hansa: No. Kidnappings and unjust imprisonment are not part of the world that Lady Jaania envisions.
Magus Hansa: You would do well to remember that.
Magus Hansa: Unless there's anything else, you're free to go, <Character>. The Rose will stay and secure the area.
Magus Hansa: We don't need you around to revive another lich.
Magus Hansa: Watch yourself, <Character>.
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.
The Greenguard Alliance - Choose a Faction
Magus Hansa: <Character> approaches us, Lady Jaania. Have you come to assist us in the defense of the people of Greenguard?
Magus Hansa: You're surprised to see me here, <Character>! I can tell!
Magus Hansa: Well, with the magnified threat of the rifts, Lady Jaania has asked me to return to lead the Rose's defense of the citizens of Greenguard.
Magus Hansa: Even if you had not, I could not stand by, idle, while the people of Greenguard suffer.
Magus Hansa: But <Character>, we could really use your help. The Rose forces are spread thin across Greenguard, holding off the invasion as best they can.
Magus Hansa: I can personally attest to your prowess in the defense of innocents. The Rose could certainly use your help here.
Magus Hansa: Lady Jaania.
Magus Hansa: Your relationship with <Character> may be strained, but you must be respectful.
Magus Hansa: Worry not, <Character>. You'd be reporting to me, not Jaania, in the coming storm.
Magus Hansa: Think about it, okay?
The Greenguard Alliance - Rose Faction
Magus Hansa: It's Grand Magus Hansa now. I and the people of Greenguard appreciate your aid, <Character>. It will not be forgotten.
G. M. Hansa: Ah, <Character>. Glad you could join us. As you can see, we are all set to assist the people of Swordhaven.
G. M. Hansa: Unfortunately, as expected, it appears that a good number of elementals have made it through the Vind defenses...
G. M. Hansa: ...so it's up to us to ensure the safety of the city.
G. M. Hansa: Now I...
G. M. Hansa: <Character>, I sense... unease from you. What is on your mind?
G. M. Hansa: ...
G. M. Hansa: It should not be my place to speak of this, but since Jaania herself is unlikely to disclose this to you...
G. M. Hansa: ...
G. M. Hansa: Jaania is afraid of her magic, <Character>.
G. M. Hansa: Not in that she believes she cannot use it at all...
G. M. Hansa: ...but that should she unleash her full potential, she would lose herself, and do more damage than good.
G. M. Hansa: That may be part of it. While you were frozen, there was an... incident.
G. M. Hansa: A disaster, more like.
G. M. Hansa: That would perhaps be a tale to continue another time, though.
G. M. Hansa: We have a city to defend!
G. M. Hansa: Of course, <Character>.
Hansa: What is going on, <Character>? I sense... an incredible presence.
Hansa: ...And this one threatens Swordhaven.
Hansa: This puts us in a difficult situation.
Hansa: My Queen!
Hansa: It's not safe! We are still assessing the threat.
Hansa: So. We will have to coordinate with the Vind.
Hansa: Then we will take this thing down, and we will protect Swordhaven and her people.
Hansa: In the meantime, we need to ensure the safety of the people of Swordhaven first.
The Spells We Weave
Magus Hansa: It also did not start retaliating until we attacked first.
Magus Hansa: As we saw when the ballistae were fired, it simply floated out of reach before retaliating.
Magus Hansa: If we were to apply a threat to its front, then it will most likely retreat from that threat.
Magus Hansa: With some of the research The Rose has developed regarding magical creatures–
Magus Hansa: As well as some... creativity from the Vind, we believe that if we can secure a part or a piece of the Tytan–
Sunfall: Part 1
Magus Hansa: Our Energizers are in place to enhance the ballistae. The Rose is prepared.
Magus Hansa: Unfortunately not. Lady Jaania is still recovering. She has yet to leave her study.
Sunfall: Part 2
Magus Hansa: I'm sure it looked impressive.
Magus Hansa: Magus Neron for The Rose.
Magus Hansa: The storms have gotten worse, however, and wildfires are starting to become a problem.
Magus Hansa: The locals have been most cooperative, thanks to Magus Neron's efforts.
Magus Hansa: Again, no sign of a Tytan yet, but the situation seems less dire compared to Amityvale's.
Magus Hansa: So far, at least.
Magus Hansa: We have also struggled to find the foci of the Northlands rift.
Magus Hansa: And given that it's the Deadlands, that's hardly out of the ordinary as well.
Magus Hansa: With all due respect, Your Majesty, but you're the queen.
Magus Hansa: Your place is here, in Swordhaven.
The Royal Resistance - Rose Faction
G.M. Hansa: There's no telling what we'll encounter in these ruins. Keep your wits about you, <Character>.
G. M. Hansa: There you are, <Character>. I've been looking for a chance to continue our earlier conversation.
G. M. Hansa: Yes. After Jaania initially recovered from freezing you and Warlic, she began traveling...
G. M. Hansa: ...and made a name for herself as a hero in your absence.
G. M. Hansa: However, these minor skirmishes paled in comparison to the rise of Yalla, the Arch-Druid.
G. M. Hansa: She had awoken from her slumber in the Whispering Steppes, and recruited an army of her kind, of elves, to conquer Greenguard.
G. M. Hansa: Jaania and her followers came to the defense of the land.
G. M. Hansa: With Jaania's full might at the forefront, she crushed Yalla's conquest before it grew too widespread.
G. M. Hansa: However, this was not enough for her.
G. M. Hansa: She and what was now The Rose pursued the elves back to their hidden homeland, to the Dreamwood.
G. M. Hansa: In our desire for revenge, we cared not who we struck down, as the elves did not either in their invasion.
G. M. Hansa: Eventually, Jaania began preparing a mighty spell over the course of weeks.
G. M. Hansa: One that would have prevented the elves from ever returning to Greenguard.
G. M. Hansa: A spell that would have annihilated the Dreamwood and all who lived in it.
G. M. Hansa: Perhaps from your perspective, but the elves were not merciful in their conquests. To Jaania, she was removing a risk.
G. M. Hansa: She received an envoy from the elves, led by one Kara SuLema.
G. M. Hansa: The very same Kara who now leads the Vind. Although at the time, she was simply an elf among many.
G. M. Hansa: Kara and Jaania spoke privately for some time, at the end of which, Jaania ordered a retreat from the Dreamwood.
G. M. Hansa: It seems that way. Their discussions had a major impact on Jaania.
G. M. Hansa: Ever since, however, she has been adverse to using her most powerful magic, for fear of the consequences.
G. M. Hansa: Perhaps. Or she used some other means to twist Jaania's will.
G. M. Hansa: Regardless, that is why Jaania is afraid to use her full potential.
G. M. Hansa: She came close to annihilating an entire culture, and while it may have seemed logical at the time...
G. M. Hansa: ...she failed to consider the consequences.
G. M. Hansa: <Character>, magic changes the world. Whatever purpose the magic is used for, change is effected.
G. M. Hansa: Jaania has a need to know the effects of her actions.
G. M. Hansa: On a lighter note, these ruins are certainly interesting, aren't they?
G. M. Hansa: They seem similar to many of the other ruins that dot the Whispering Steppes, as well as a certain other location...
G. M. Hansa: I'll have to do more research, but the similarities to the Ruins of Hawkscry are undeniable.
G. M. Hansa: I'll tell you about them another time.
G. M. Hansa: We have a rift focus to find for now!
A Storm in the Night
G. M. Hansa: Oh, do go on. This is quite the show.
G. M. Hansa: I'm certainly agreeable to this plan. Even with Lady Jaania's current state, the Magi have always been afforded significant independence.
G. M. Hansa: The Rose will be in good hands, even with my absence.
If you joined the Rose Faction:
G. M. Hansa: You and me, heading out together toward a continental threat.
G. M. Hansa: Just like old times.
G. M. Hansa: Ha! I look forward to our travels.
G. M. Hansa: The magical presence here is certainly intimidating. Such places are sacred to the tribes of the Steppes.
G. M. Hansa: They would not have abandoned the ruins lightly. We must take care.
G. M. Hansa: Very well. I would like to explore the outside of these ruins a bit more, if you don't mind.
A Shocking Discovery
G. M. Hansa: I agree with Kara here. We have alternatives, and we'll accomplish our mission regardless.
G. M. Hansa: Seems like they surrounded us in the night. Is everyone... wait–
G. M. Hansa: And where is our guest, Prince Eulin?
G. M. Hansa: Agreed. Thursday, head back to camp and start organizing a search party.
G. M. Hansa: It's important to take breaks, <Character>. I can tell how worried you are.
G. M. Hansa: No sign yet in the forest. So that narrows things down to the ruins. And as you know, those present their own challenges.
G. M. Hansa: But we're not giving up, and I know you aren't either.
G. M. Hansa: I've sent word back to Swordhaven about what happened, but in the meantime, let's get back to the search. After you rest up.
G. M. Hansa: Don't worry, we will find them.
G. M. Hansa: The Rose is here to protect the people of Greenguard. And I won't abandon our allies.
G. M. Hansa: I can sense it as well. It's almost blinding.
G. M. Hansa: Raven, report.
G. M. Hansa: Thank you, Raven. Well done, all of you.
G. M. Hansa: I think it's pretty clear. We secure the portal before the lagohm can strike.
G. M. Hansa: Hello, <Character>. Are you ready to take this fight to the rift?
G. M. Hansa: Hope is a wonderful thing, but reality is often different.
G. M. Hansa: I worry for our guest, the Prince. It is never easy to oppose one's own people. Or one's own family.
G. M. Hansa: And yet, I admire him, too. The amount of determinination I feel from him eclipses most in The Rose.
G. M. Hansa: If he were given the means to pursue his dreams, well, I'm glad he's on our side.
G. M. Hansa: Anytime, <Character>.
G. M. Hansa: The amount of energy elemental power is overwhelming. It's all so blurry...
G. M. Hansa: The Golden Hand aren't wrong. Now that I know what I'm looking for...
G. M. Hansa: I believe we're safe for now.
The Spark of the Soul
G. M. Hansa: What are their defenses like? They surely must be expecting us.
G. M. Hansa: You don't have to sound so proud of the enemy, Eulin.
G. M. Hansa: *cough* Regarding our plan of attack, then.
G. M. Hansa: I believe a frontal assault would be the best plan of action.
G. M. Hansa: With <Character> and <Dragon> leading the charge, we shouldn't run into anything we can't handle.
G. M. Hansa: Unfortunately, this isn't about your Lagohm politics. The rift is the issue at hand.
Broken Circuit (Part 1)
G. M. Hansa: But your father is likely already aware of your defeat, is he not?
G. M. Hansa: What are your plans then, Prince Eulin? Assuming we can gain control of the rift, there won't exactly be room for diplomacy once the way is blocked.
G. M. Hansa: Hold on to that idealism, Prince. It may not always be the answer, but we should always strive to be better.
G. M. Hansa: Knock yourself out. <Character> and <Dragon> have this.
G. M. Hansa: Their magic, it's as if part of it was just... no... no, this doesn't make any sense!
Broken Circuit (Part 2)
G. M. Hansa: Explain.
G. M. Hansa: If something has happened to the Magesterium, then it affects all of us.
G. M. Hansa: World-ending threats don't care about that.
G. M. Hansa: If the Magesterium can no longer close these rifts, then it affects all of Lore.
G. M. Hansa: Something happened to your magical presence before you both passed out.
G. M. Hansa: It remains diminished. Could that have to do with what you're describing?
G. M. Hansa: He still lives, although you've recovered much quicker, it seems.
G. M. Hansa: So this poses some problems for closing the rifts.
G. M. Hansa: The best I can tell, he's extremely exhausted. Perhaps the Magus of this area, Neron, could help.
G. M. Hansa: You did neglect to inform him you both were running off to join <Character>.
G. M. Hansa: Worry not. I sent him a message after you two arrived. He was very understanding.
G. M. Hansa: Well, if you're volunteering...
Of Duty and Dragons
G. M. Hansa: Perhaps we can organize something with the wandering tribes after this is all over.
G. M. Hansa: But we have more pressing matters at present.
G. M. Hansa: Until next time.
G. M. Hansa: I'm impressed with your work here, Neron.
G. M. Hansa: Despite the overwhelming odds...
G. M. Hansa: ... you have managed to maintain this small foothold in the face of the onslaught of the surrounding... magic.
G. M. Hansa: Just as the most beautiful insect may have a deadly sting, the beauty of magic can be deceiving.
G. M. Hansa: My own fears and hatred have been challenged again and again, but such seeds are deep-rooted.
G. M. Hansa: ...Perhaps.
G. M. Hansa: Hmm...
G. M. Hansa: The Rose has little to no presence in the Northlands, after being pushed back by the Dragonslayers.
G. M. Hansa: That could complicate things for this corner of the Alliance.
G. M. Hansa: Thank you, Your Majesty.
The Awakened Depths - Rose Faction
G. M. Hansa: <Character>. It's a relief to see you well.
G. M. Hansa: This... land... is suffused with magic. To you, perhaps, it looks the same as anywhere else.
G. M. Hansa: But for me, I cannot take a step without being blinded by the sheer amount of mana.
G. M. Hansa: It's stifling.
G. M. Hansa: The DragonLords have made their displeasure with The Rose presence quite clear, as well.
G. M. Hansa: So yes, a familiar soul is most welcome.
G. M. Hansa: Perhaps... perhaps some familiar conversation.
G. M. Hansa: I believe I promised to tell you about the Ruins of Hawkscry?
G. M. Hansa: Few people have these days. The Hawkscry Academy is long lost to legend and whispers.
G. M. Hansa: Most mages in Greenguard over the past couple thousand years are either self-taught, or trained as apprentices.
G. M. Hansa: But this was not always the case.
G. M. Hansa: There existed, south past Kaer Sierra, a school for mages. The Hawkscry Academy.
G. M. Hansa: Well, I call it a school, but from what we, that is, The Rose, has learned, it was more akin to a city, larger even than Swordhaven.
G. M. Hansa: Have you ever wondered how the Fissure came to be? The Rose certainly has.
G. M. Hansa: From examinations of what little records remain, we can only assume that something devastating happened to Hawkscry Academy.
G. M. Hansa: Something so devastating, that it created the fissure...
G. M. Hansa: ...and erased most traces of the Academy off of Lore, apart from the few remaining ruins.
G. M. Hansa: Certainly. And we have found many myths and legends from that time that correspond with such a calamity.
G. M. Hansa: As a result of the presumed disaster, most of Greenguard's magical knowledge was lost and forgotten.
G. M. Hansa: Minds such as Jaania's are exceedingly rare. Even rarer for one to receive proper tutelage in this region.
G. M. Hansa: Untrained mages have a tendency to... overestimate their abilities, to unfortunate effect.
G. M. Hansa: And if our theories about the Ruins of Hawkscry are true, even the most trained mages can overstep their limits.
G. M. Hansa: Jaania truly is the most brilliant contemporary researcher of magic in all of Greenguard.
G. M. Hansa: She is at the forefront of the field, and she has the tenacity to see her goals through. I have full trust in her capacity as a mage.
G. M. Hansa: It's just a shame that her obsession with her goals...
G. M. Hansa: That is a very blunt way of putting it. But truthful in part.
G. M. Hansa: Here and now, given the so very warm reception I have received from the DragonLords...
G. M. Hansa: It is easy to dismiss the rumblings of a resistance as troublemakers, or unfortunate inevitabilities.
G. M. Hansa: The actions of The Rose have their effects on people. Ordinary people. And not always for the better.
G. M. Hansa: ...
G. M. Hansa: ...Thank you for your company, <Character>. I apologize, but I would ask for some time with my thoughts.
Speaker and Slayer
G. M. Hansa: So it isn't the massive dragon that resides below, then?
G. M. Hansa: Odd.
G. M. Hansa: I see the world through magic. It was obvious to me the moment we arrived.
G. M. Hansa: An ancient, powerful, and gargantuan being, curled beneath the mountain.
G. M. Hansa: That is the true nature of your "Great One", is it not?
G. M. Hansa: I appreciate your forthrightness, Inspector Doyle. I shall try to keep that promise. However, I must inform Lady Jaania of this information.
G. M. Hansa: I shall pass on your counsel and warning as well.
G. M. Hansa: Indeed. I would assess for myself what threat it may pose.
G. M. Hansa: Indeed we are.
G. M. Hansa: Did you know it was a dragon?
G. M. Hansa: The magic here is stifling. You'd think I wouldn't need the light of the torch, but it provides a beacon for me, at least.
G. M. Hansa: Yep.
The Great One
G. M. Hansa: It seems The Great One described the creation of the Avatars and the Great dragons as well.
G. M. Hansa: Perhaps it is a bit selfish of us humans to imagine that we now hold the fate of Lore in our hands.
G. M. Hansa: This world was not made for us. We just made it ours...
Magus Hansa's dialogue in Rose Fort, Life Finds A Way, and Sands of Eternity was reworked on April 24th, 2020; more information can be found in the April 24th, 2020 Design Notes.
Greenguard Alliance Appearance
Thanks to Jay for images, additional dialogue, other information, and corrections.
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