Kara SuLema: <Character>! Welcome back, my friend!
Kara SuLema: I have been waiting for you.
Kara SuLema: We have to find a way to stop the Rose!
Heal & potions - fully replenishes HP, MP, and potions.
- My Spot - begins My Spot quest.
- The Gala - begins The Gala quest.
- Words and Deeds - begins Words and Deeds quest.
- Queen of Swordhaven - begins Queen of Swordhaven quest.
- Jungle's Fury - begins Jungle's Fury quest.
- Three Questions - begins Three Questions quest.
- Tea for Three - begins Tea For Three quest.
- Across the Sea! - teleports player to Helm's Harbor.
- A Petal Falls - begins A Petal Falls quest.
- Song of the Ateala - teleports player to Song of the Ateala.
- Plans Entwined - begins Plans Entwined quest.
- Out of Control - begins Out of Control quest.
- The Golden Hand - begins The Golden Hand quest.
- To Swordhaven! - unlocks Swordhaven Castle.
Kara SuLema: The rifts of the Magesterium Proclamation are threatening all of Lore.
Kara SuLema: Queen Victoria has requested our aid in securing Swordhaven from the most immediate danger.
Kara SuLema: We can head there now, or if you'd prefer to travel there on your own, you may.
Kara SuLema: When you arrive, just head up to the castle, and the guards should let you in.
Kara SuLema: Shall we?
Add Kara - invites Kara SuLema as Guest A.
Kara SuLema: <Character>! Welcome back!
Kara SuLema: It has been far too long. We got word from a scout, Falwynn, that you've been quite busy in Swordhaven!
Kara SuLema: Have you learned anything? Were you able to speak to Jaania?
Kara SuLema: I... I see.
Kara SuLema: How are you... feeling? You know I'm always here to listen if you need it.
Kara SuLema: There have still been a few border skirmishes, but Akanthus, and the main force, seems to be focused elsewhere...
Kara SuLema: ...Perhaps. But there's no use speculating until we get more information.
Kara SuLema: Speaking of which... How did your meeting with Jaania go?
Kara SuLema: ...
Kara SuLema: I suppose... I always had my suspicions. Your news truly saddens me. Yet I...
Kara SuLema: I... I used to know Jaania, before. Has anyone told you that?
Kara SuLema: I see...
Kara SuLema: <Character>, she's...
Kara SuLema: Misguided.
Kara SuLema: What she's doing is wrong, yes, and we must protect those we can from her plans.
Kara SuLema: That's what the Vind is for. What we're here for. We must not stoop to the levels of Akanthus and those that serve him.
Kara SuLema: We cannot repeat the mistakes of the past. There must be always be a measure of compassion.
Kara SuLema: *sigh* I know, <Character>. And we won't.
Kara SuLema: Ah, but that aside, what's this I hear about you attending a royal gala soon? I didn't realize heroes had so much free time!
Kara SuLema: Indeed! Falwynn muttered something about that before hurriedly packing her things and leaving. I hope she's doing well...
Kara SuLema: But this is a wonderful opportunity!
Kara SuLema: When is it happening?
Kara SuLema: Then we have absolutely no time to waste!
Kara SuLema: Svera!
Kara SuLema: Please, take <Character>'s measurements!
Kara SuLema: Of course!
Kara SuLema: You simply cannot appear in what you are wearing right now— Especially at a Royal Gala!
Kara SuLema: Everything... The Gala will be a delicately scripted event, where diplomacy and court etiquette are paramount.
Kara SuLema: But an audience with the king himself... Oh <Character>, this is something I would never be allowed to do... not with the Rose present.
Kara SuLema: I need to prepare an extended list of questions you absolutely must ask him!
Kara SuLema: You will have the King's ear at your disposition, <Character>. He has the power to do something about the Rose.
Kara SuLema: And even if it doesn't work out, you will at least plant the seeds of doubt in his mind.
Kara SuLema: Which may grow into a tree of distrust.
Kara SuLema: It's just an idiom, <Character>. Distrust for the Rose. The king will make a powerful ally, who can help us without the use of violence.
Kara SuLema: And if that fails, then as a last resort...
Kara SuLema: Let's get to work then!
Kara SuLema: Why would something go wrong?
Kara SuLema: I can do magic, <Character>, but... I can't make magical clothes.
Kara SuLema: And I don't know anyone who is able to conceal your <Class> gear under an evening gown.
Kara SuLema: I suppose we could try some illusions... but The Rose may not take too kindly to that...
Kara SuLema: Across the sea? We can travel swiftly by wind, if you'd like. Come now, we have no time to waste!
Kara SuLema: It's... been a while for me, too. I... knew of this land, but... these winds...
Kara SuLema: They are so full of magic, and yet... so hostile.
Kara SuLema: There is a burden in them so heavy... they can't bear it.
Kara SuLema: It's... it's so sad.
Kara SuLema: I will be fine, <Character>... Let's be on our way before we attract any attention.
Kara SuLema: Pleased to meet you, Headmaster.
Kara SuLema: What's wrong?
Kara SuLema: I'm.. not sure what happened between you two, but I'm glad you're able to move past it.
Kara SuLema: Indeed. I am Kara SuLema of the wind elf kin.
Kara SuLema: Are elves... scarce here?
Kara SuLema: <Character> is in grave need of clothes that are fit for a royal event. I have her/his measurements already with me.
Kara SuLema: My deepest thanks, Danyel. It was a pleasure to meet such a talented friend of <Character>'s!
Kara SuLema: I am sorry, <Character>. <Dragon> can't come with you.
Kara SuLema: Why are you so surprised?
Kara SuLema: <Dragon> could never come with you! It's simply too risky!
Kara SuLema: I know you somehow managed to smuggle them into the city last time, but this is a different matter entirely.
Kara SuLema: You can't just show up to the royal gala with your dragon in tow. Security will be provided by The Rose, and they will not be accommodating.
Kara SuLema: What did <Dragon> say?
Kara SuLema: I'm so sorry for this <Character>. I know you two are close...
Kara SuLema: But <Dragon> simply can't go with you this time.
Kara SuLema: Someone else will be accompanying you, however. Just in case something goes wrong.
Kara SuLema: Melissa.
Kara SuLema: Precisely.
Kara SuLema: As royalty, once disguised, she'll be able to blend in with the crowd. It took some arguing, but she's already on her way to Swordhaven.
Kara SuLema: She will aid you in case there's any trouble.
Kara SuLema: I know this isn't how you envisioned it, but it will have to do.
Kara SuLema: Ah!
Kara SuLema: Your friend Danyel's SoulAlly, Baltael, was here earlier!
Kara SuLema: He dropped off the outfits and, I must say, they look absolutely dashing!
Kara SuLema: The fabric is beautiful! It's so pleasant to touch, and so... fragile, yet durable! I don't know how else to describe it
Kara SuLema: Well?
Kara SuLema: Try it on, of course!
Kara SuLema: Oh, <Character>!
Kara SuLema: You look absolutely marvelous!
Kara SuLema: With such a magnificent outfit, you're sure to capture everyone's attention!
Kara SuLema: Of course. Now, remember, while talking to the king, please try to mind your manners. Try to keep calm.
Kara SuLema: The high-born nobles of Swordhaven are sheltered and fed lies about magic by The Rose. They must hear reason.
Kara SuLema: Then your words must be more forceful. The nobles benefit greatly from their arrangements with The Rose.
Kara SuLema: They lie to themselves that it's for the protection of Greenguard, rather than profit. If you must shatter that lie, do it.
Kara SuLema: This... will be as treacherous an environment as any battlefield, <Character>.
Kara SuLema: But, please, try to have a nice time! Enjoy yourself, if you can find the time and space. You... you deserve it.
Kara SuLema: May the winds guide you, <Character>. Good luck!
Queen of Swordhaven
Kara SuLema: ...Good. Thank you kindly for your report.
Kara SuLema (briefly): If we—
Kara SuLema: Ah, Niki! So, you've returned.
Kara SuLema: How is the situation with the Clawkin? How are they faring outside of the swamp?
Kara SuLema: But that's... Fury territory!
Kara SuLema: Niki... you should have come to me first. Without prior diplomacy, the Furies may not be accepting of clawkin refugees in their jungles.
Kara SuLema: It was Bajacu's decision, you say? She is wise... and... it... it is not my responsibility to decide what is best for the clawkin, after all.
Kara SuLema: ...You mentioned the new Haven, Niki? Mritha, do you have a report on its status?
Kara SuLema: Fairglade... I believe that is a good location for it. Mritha, please make sure that we have an ambassador in that new Haven camp.
Kara SuLema: Now, I'm sure you must be exhausted, Niki. Please, feel free to—
Kara SuLema: What is the matter, Svera?
Kara SuLema: ...The King?! What— Prepare the medical tent, now!
Kara SuLema: ...
Kara SuLema: I... wouldn't ever have anticipated things going this way, though.
Kara SuLema: Svera, do we have any information about this Magesterium?
Kara SuLema: I shall have to consult the wind...
Kara SuLema: But right now, we need to focus on more immediate matters.
Kara SuLema: Which are the King's health, well-being, and his adjustment to these... new surroundings he will find once he wakes up.
Kara SuLema: Don't think I'm not grateful, <Character>... but it was very risky bringing the King here.
Kara SuLema: Please, I am not blaming anyone! It's... it's absolutely fine.
Kara SuLema: What's done is done... there's no point on dwelling on it. Now, we must make sure the King is given all the care that he needs.
Kara SuLema: Svera, please bring Elanee here. We will have need of her healing expertise.
Kara SuLema: Elanee's magic truly works wonders. The King's health has been stabilized and, with time, he should make a full recovery.
Kara SuLema: ...
Kara SuLema: Besides the potential impending political disaster, and the entrance of this "Magesterium" to the stage of conflict?
Kara SuLema: You know her well? I suppose she will be ruling Swordhaven in her father's stead for the time being...
Kara SuLema: About that... Apparently, they rule the Shapeless Empire, on the western continent of Azaveyr.
Kara SuLema: They are usually rather reclusive, it seems, although there have been a number of refugees who have made the journey across the sea.
Kara SuLema: I... had a different idea in mind. I wish to be present when King Alteon awakes, as I am sure he will have many questions best answered by myself.
Kara SuLema: Instead, perhaps you could make the journey to Azaveyr and seek out the Magesterium on your own.
Kara SuLema: If there is to be conflict between the Magesterium and The Rose, Greenguard is sure to be dragged into it, us included.
Kara SuLema: I need you to learn all you can about the Magesterium. We need to know where they stand in all this.
Kara SuLema: Even without the King's support at the moment, The Rose is still powerful. While I disapprove of the Magesterium's methods so far, they might just...
Kara SuLema: Oh, <Character>. Thank you.
Kara SuLema: Oh my! Gliding Snowflake, what are you doing here? I apologize for the lack of welcome, my hands have been quite full.
Kara SuLema: The Rose!? How is that possible? And so soon after the incidents of the Gala too...
Kara SuLema: Isn't your jungle protected by illusions? I know you've all been careful not to make too many excursions... Unless...
Kara SuLema: Oh no!
Kara SuLema: Oh no no no!
Kara SuLema: The Clawkin!
Kara SuLema: The Rose must have followed Niki and the Clawkin!
Kara SuLema: <Character>!
Kara SuLema: It's alright, you can trust <him/her/them>. <He/She/They> will protect you and your tribe, like <he has/she has/they have> so many others before.
Kara SuLema: *gasp*
Kara SuLema: Your Majesty!
Kara SuLema: Svera, please inform Elanee that the King has awoken!
Kara SuLema: My name is Kara. I am a Wind Elf. You were gravely injured and brought here— to our camp.
Kara SuLema: Please rest assured, you are in no danger! We mean you no harm.
Kara SuLema: I assure you, everything is fine. How are you feeling, your Majesty?
Kara SuLema: Can you stand? Please, I have much to tell you.
Kara SuLema: All of us have much to tell you.
Kara SuLema: I know, my King. It's a lot to take in.
Kara SuLema: Rebels can be a burdened word.
Kara SuLema: I'd like to think we're simply the ones who walk on the right path. But then so thinks every creature that walks and breathes the wind.
Kara SuLema: No.
Kara SuLema: You Majesty! We fight for those who have the right to exist in this world!
Kara SuLema: We desire more than anything to live in a world where magical and non-magical beings all have the right to both live and prosper.
Kara SuLema: If Jaania's vision of a world without magic were to come to fruition...
Kara SuLema: All the peace and harmony you see here between magical and non-magical, human and non-human would be lost.
Kara SuLema: Your Majesty, what Jaania is doing is wrong. You've heard our stories. Seen the evidence. Every one of us could tell you more, should you wish.
Kara SuLema: Oh... A-as you wish.
Kara SuLema: Certainly.
Kara SuLema: Your Majesty?
Kara SuLema: A—Alden...
Kara SuLema: How are you faring?
Kara SuLema: Your Ma— Alden, I don't believe that she manipulated you, she's just—
Kara SuLema: She is.
Kara SuLema: As is she.
Kara SuLema: It is as I've told you before. While I really do believe that what she is doing— what her organization is doing, is wrong... very wrong...
Kara SuLema: ... she is not a bad person, Alden. Just... broken.
Kara SuLema: She needs help. She needs to open her eyes to the suffering she has caused as a result of her obsession.
Kara SuLema: As a result of her own trauma, she believes that magic can only lead to destruction. And that only she can stop it. That only she can save the world.
Kara SuLema: But you've seen it now. You've heard our stories. You've felt the consequences of her actions.
Kara SuLema: This is not salvation.
Kara SuLema: My King! I... I didn't know you could...
A Petal Falls
Kara SuLema: Your news about the Magesterium disturbs me, <Character>.
Kara SuLema: This must mean their plans may involve hostility towards us, as well as the Rose, and also that it could be stopped, should you inform us of it.
Kara SuLema: Mritha, send out the scouts. Whatever the Magesterium is doing, it's likely going to be big.
Kara SuLema: We'll need eyes everywhere if we want to respond in time to whatever the Magesterium is planning.
Kara SuLema: Now, I hate to bring this up, but if whatever happens is part of the Magesterium's plan to deal with the Rose, maybe we shouldn't—
Kara SuLema: The dragonriders surely haven't returned so soon?
Kara SuLema: Is is the Rose again? Has their siege broken through?
Kara SuLema: Well, what is it?
Kara SuLema: And what of the Rose? Why would a Magus of the Rose come to us for aid?
Kara SuLema: Are they unable to protect their own?
Kara SuLema: I see.
Kara SuLema: Then this could very well be a trap.
Kara SuLema: Alden, what do you advise in this situation?
Kara SuLema: I understand.
Kara SuLema: We cannot afford to rush headlong into an unknown situation, however.
Kara SuLema: That sounds like the safest plan.
Kara SuLema: Alden, what will you do? You may remain here as long as you wish, but...
Kara SuLema: Very well. <Character>, go ahead and meet with this Magus Hansa. We must prepare to journey to Atrea.
Arrival of the Vind
Kara SuLema: It appears we arrived just in time. Please accept my apologies for the delay. The Rose is on high alert after the Duat incident.
Kara SuLema: So we've heard. What's the situation here? Who is in charge?
Kara SuLema: That is correct. It is a pleasure to meet you, Lady Alz'ein.
Kara SuLema: I am Kara SuLema. We— that is our resistance— have come to aid you however we may.
Kara SuLema: In these tumultuous times, we can all use all the allies we can find.
Kara SuLema: It was our pleasure. We hope to join the battle directly once we get situated.
Kara SuLema: You ask for much faith when we have only just met, but we will do our best to comply.
Kara SuLema: There is nothing to forgive. The fate of your people rests on the line.
Kara SuLema: We came here to be at your disposal.
Kara SuLema: I only ask that should we require your assistance in the future, against the Rose, the Magesterium, or otherwise...
Kara SuLema: ... that we may count on your help as well.
Kara SuLema: Then we are in agreement. Lead us, Lady Alz'ein.
Kara SuLema: It shall be done.
Kara SuLema: Understood.
Song in Our Hearts
Kara SuLema: <Character>, Mritha and the DragonLords are keeping the creature occupied, you should be able to get close!
Kara SuLema: Was that it? Is the—
Kara SuLema: I don't—
Kara SuLema: I hope everything is okay.
Kara SuLema: Thank you, Lady Alz'ein, Lady Isiri. The Vind greatly appreciates your promise.
Kara SuLema: Indeed. Come, <Character>.
Kara SuLema: When you have time, we must plan our next move against the Rose, and prepare for any more possible Magesterium attacks.
Out of Control
Kara SuLema: <Character>! Thank you for coming. I have a new assignment for you.
Kara SuLema: Unfortunately, yes. Our scouts report that another Magesterium rift has opened near Doomwood, a ways away from Amityvale.
Kara SuLema: I'm well aware of the direness of the situation, <Character>.
Kara SuLema: However, with our scouts scouring Greenguard, we've caught onto this much earlier than the Sandsea rift.
Kara SuLema: Your presence may help curtail any immediate threats.
Kara SuLema: It's possible that if we act quickly enough, we can slow down the enemy forces before they build up.
Kara SuLema: <Character>, if you can somehow secure an alliance with the Rose members there for the defense of Amityvale, we will join you shortly.
Kara SuLema: If not, I still believe that it is undeniable that your presence there will be of great value, should this escalate further.
Kara SuLema: Our scouts will continue to keep an eye out for any Magesterium or abnormal Rose activity, and we will keep you informed.
The Golden Hand
Kara SuLema: Our own scouts have been tracking the situation.
Kara SuLema: Unfortunately, we may need to reinforce the northern fronts, as they are the farthest from Swordhaven and Rose resources—
Kara SuLema: Mine is the same.
Kara SuLema: I'm going.
Kara SuLema: No. If Jaania is there, then I'll have the opportunity to talk to her. I'll have protection too, once we arrive.
Kara SuLema: My safety is not of concern.
Kara SuLema: <Character> and my bodyguard will accompany me.
Kara SuLema: Thank you for your concern, Neron. I will have to attend to them before we leave.
Kara SuLema: I apologize, <Character>, but it seems that once more you must travel alone. The Vind must have their orders before I can leave.
Kara SuLema: Don't worry. We shall be one step behind you.
Kara SuLema: The pleasure is all mine, Your Majesty.
Kara SuLema: Jaania has told you true. I am the leader of the Vind.
Kara SuLema: The Vind would like to be agreeable to this, but our people are still persecuted by the Rose.
Kara SuLema: As well as predjudices and assumptions.
Kara SuLema: While we cared for his wounds for some time, he has since recovered and left of his own accord.
Kara SuLema: He mentioned that he had some personal business to attend to. It was not my place to pry into the affairs of the king.
Kara SuLema: He was. He made it clear that he was proud of you and had full confidence in your abilities.
Kara SuLema: Perhaps we could try. It will not be easy.
Kara SuLema: Jaania, if I may have a word—
Kara SuLema: But—
Kara SuLema: Her research? What are you planning, Jaania?
Kara SuLema: Would these rifts remain closed, afterward?
Kara SuLema: Understood.
The Greenguard Alliance - Choose a Faction
Kara SuLema: <Character>, Queen Victoria has tasked the Vind with the defense of the front lines. It will be... difficult.
Kara SuLema: The Vind and our allies will be the first line of defense against the rift elementals. It is a dangerous assignment.
Kara SuLema: The Atealans may still be recovering, but they have sent as many soldiers as they can spare to aid us as well.
Kara SuLema: We must hold off as many of the invaders as possible to give the Rose and the Golden Hand time. It is not an enviable task.
Kara SuLema: However, with your assistance, I am certain a lot of us would feel much more at ease.
Kara SuLema: ...
Kara SuLema: My apologies, <Character>, I... have a lot on my mind.
Kara SuLema: Please, consider lending us your strength.
The Greenguard Alliance - Vind Faction
Kara SuLema: Thank you for helping us, <Character>. With you at our side, we'll be able to stop the majority of the invading forces!
Kara SuLema: Hm?
Kara SuLema: Oh, sorry, <Character>, I didn't notice you there.
Kara SuLema: I've just been so worried about Jaania. I don't...
Kara SuLema: I...
Kara SuLema: I don't think I ever told you how the Vind came to be, have I?
Kara SuLema: No. You were simply thrust into the heart of our conflict against the Rose with little to no explanation as to who we were.
Kara SuLema: And for that I apologize.
Kara SuLema: That's heartening to hear, <Character>. While we have some time, would you care to listen to our story?
Kara SuLema: After you were frozen... Jaania was distraught.
Kara SuLema: She had been locked away, helpless, watching, but unable to act, for so long, and now that she was free, she was going to make a difference.
Kara SuLema: For a time, she traveled Greenguard, doing good deeds, trying to mend the damage done by countless generations of war.
Kara SuLema: But it was not enough.
Kara SuLema: Always, always there was more suffering, more pain for her to encounter.
Kara SuLema: Perhaps. But it seems that she was always wary of you.
Kara SuLema: It is undeniable that multiple Lore-changing events have revolved around you and <Dragon>.
Kara SuLema: Perhaps she thought that keeping you out of the way would have curtailed any malicious forces.
Kara SuLema: That's just my own guess. And to many, it made sense.
Kara SuLema: Here was Greenguard, recovering in a time of peace, and at the helm of this peace was Jaania.
Kara SuLema: But the peace was not to last.
Kara SuLema: My apologies, <Character>, but maybe we should continue this later. Swordhaven isn't going to defend itself, after all.
Kara SuLema: Another time, <Character>. Another time.
Kara SuLema: ...
Kara SuLema: We have to find a way to stop this new threat, but our resources are lacking.
Kara SuLema: We must coordinate with The Rose.
Kara SuLema: Dear Alz'ein, unfortunately, many of the Vind are not so quick to accept the realities of our situation.
Kara SuLema: Most of the Vind have been personally slighted or worse by members of The Rose.
Kara SuLema: With the separation of duties in the protection of the city, we've managed to avoid much conflict.
Kara SuLema: But to take this new threat down will require working much more closely with The Rose.
Kara SuLema: But if Jaania is there—
Kara SuLema: Very well. I'll talk to our... our family. This is going to be difficult for them.
Kara SuLema: It must. I believe we can put aside our enmity, if only to save the world.
The Spells We Weave
Kara SuLema: From comparisons of physiology to creatures existing on Lore, we've determined that this Tytan is likely peaceful by nature.
Kara SuLema: A good point.
Kara SuLema: As such, if we are able to threaten it in such a way that brings it great discomfort–
Kara SuLema: That is our hope, yes, Your Majesty.
Kara SuLema: That is where <Character> comes in.
Kara SuLema: Don't worry, we have a solution for that!
Kara SuLema: We'll be able to develop a spell to protect <Character>!
Sunfall: Part 1
Kara SuLema: With the aid of The Rose, we've managed to secure an area outside Swordhaven.
Kara SuLema: The Dragonriders are ready and waiting.
Kara SuLema: ...
Kara SuLema: ...
Kara SuLema: Oh! My apologies.
Kara SuLema: Yes. With the sample provided by <Character>, we have the spell ready to cast.
Kara SuLema: You and <Dragon> will be prepared and protected before you head off.
Kara SuLema: That should do it.
- Dragon (DA Required)
Kara SuLema: That should cover both of you.
Sunfall: Part 2
Kara SuLema: Well done, <Character>!
Kara SuLema: DragonLord Mritha has been heading the Vind forces there.
Kara SuLema: Thankfully there has been no sign of a Tytan yet, at least.
Kara SuLema: Our scouts have narrowed one focus down to some ancient ruins deep within Doomwood.
Kara SuLema: It will not be easy to secure.
Kara SuLema: Niki has led our scouts there, and they've reported many strange fungal growths sprouting from the snow and ice.
Kara SuLema: Whatever is happening, it's certainly less overt than what has happened to Swordhaven and Amityvale.
Kara SuLema: It's the strangest thing. We haven't noticed any unusual activity besides a few stray elementals.
Kara SuLema: ...
Kara SuLema: I know how much you must be struggling. You can talk to me, Jaania.
The Royal Resistance - Vind Faction
Kara SuLema: You needn't worry about me, <Character>. My mind is at ease. Let's save Doomwood!
Kara SuLema: I'm well, thank you for asking, <Character>.
Kara SuLema: Jaania is doing better now too, from what I can tell.
Kara SuLema: I only hope that she takes our conversations to heart.
Kara SuLema: She is, no, was a dear friend in the past.
Kara SuLema: At least, that's how I thought of her.
Kara SuLema: It pains me to see her so conflicted and lost now.
Kara SuLema: Yes. It has everything to do with that time.
Kara SuLema: I'm sure you've heard whispers of the one known as Yalla?
Kara SuLema: She was an ancient Arch-Druid who awoke some time after you were frozen.
Kara SuLema: And she was a wind elf. An ancient, powerful, and furious elf, who had woken to find her groves and people scattered to the winds of time.
Kara SuLema: As such a legendary ancestor, she had a... connection to those of us who had hid away from the rest of Lore.
Kara SuLema: And in her fury, she called upon the wind elves, summoning us and the creatures of the land to her aid, to enact her vengeance.
Kara SuLema: We were not forced, no. We always had a choice. But when such a revered being returned and called out...
Kara SuLema: Many answered who yearned for power, or glory, or favor in the new world to come.
Kara SuLema: Families were torn, as those of us who remained could only wait as our brethren left, never to return.
Kara SuLema: Jaania and her budding Rose wiped out the invasion.
Kara SuLema: With Jaania's power unleashed, none could stand in her path.
Kara SuLema: Many did and still do. But I know she was acting in defense of her own.
Kara SuLema: It was justified.
Kara SuLema: But swift.
Kara SuLema: And then, in their zeal, Jaania and her army followed the remnants of the elves back to the Dreamwood, our homeland.
Kara SuLema: Where those of us who had no interest in war remained.
Kara SuLema: She began weaving terrible magic, to enact vengeance against us in retribution for those who had fallen under Yalla's influence.
Kara SuLema: We pleaded with her, sent gifts and goods, anything to delay our demise.
Kara SuLema: In our final attempt, I volunteered as envoy, and took with me a special gift.
Kara SuLema: A certain mirror that we hoped could show her the consequences of her actions.
Kara SuLema: Yes. And it saved us. And at the time, I could never have foreseen...
Kara SuLema: It was an old artifact, languishing in our vaults. From where it originated, we did not know.
Kara SuLema: But it was said that those who stared into it would see the outcomes of their desires.
Kara SuLema: Jaania accepted the gift, looked into the mirror, and ceased her attack on the Dreamwood.
Kara SuLema: Her transformation was miraculous.
Kara SuLema: She immediately began to send us aid to help rebuild, along with emissaries and messengers of her new organization, The Rose.
Kara SuLema: I was assigned to be an ambassador, to meet with Jaania and discuss how best to bring our people together.
Kara SuLema: Yes. We spent much time together, discussing plans for a peaceful Lore.
Kara SuLema: All seemed well.
Kara SuLema: But such joy was not to last. The conflict could not be forgotten so easily, and as The Rose expanded, Jaania grew more distant...
Kara SuLema: My apologies, <Character>, but we must continue the tale another time. These are painful recollections.
Kara SuLema: Thank you. Let's focus on stopping this rift, then.
A Storm in the Night
Kara SuLema: I have full confidence in Mritha's capabilities. She has already proven herself to be a talented commander without me.
Kara SuLema: You're... You're right, of course, Melissa. Thank you ever so much for your counsel.
Kara SuLema: No, you're not. Let us get back on topic.
Kara SuLema: Right.
Kara SuLema: I'll round up some of our best, and we'll establish a base camp for the expedition into the ruins.
Kara SuLema: I would like to have some final words with Lady Jaania, if possible though.
Kara SuLema: As for my bodyguard, I believe–
Kara SuLema: He would wish to remain here, in Swordhaven, in your service, Queen Victoria, if you are amenable.
Kara SuLema: He was inspired by your leadership. Despite any misgivings you may have, you are a capable and strong leader, My Queen.
If you joined the Vind Faction: Kara SuLema: There, that's much better now, isn't it?
Kara SuLema: <Character>, I must burden you once again to travel to Doomwood on your own.
Kara SuLema: I have a few final things to take care of before I leave.
Kara SuLema: Thank you, <Character>.
Kara SuLema: It's been far too long since we've sat down for tea.
Kara SuLema: You know the mirror doesn't tell you what will happen.
Kara SuLema: Only possibilities.
Kara SuLema: Everything in magic extrapolates from the small to large.
Kara SuLema: Every action we make has ripples.
Kara SuLema: You know this.
Kara SuLema: Most everyone knows this, at some basic level.
Kara SuLema: But know also that I trust you. The Rose trusts you– the people of Swordhaven and Greenguard trust you.
Kara SuLema: You took on this burden of protector, and you've proven yourself before–
Kara SuLema: You did. And you learned from your mistake.
Kara SuLema: You needn't be afraid of yourself, for if you open yourself to those who would aid you, we will be there to help.
Kara SuLema: No one person can control the flow and consequences of magic.
Kara SuLema: Look not to the mirror, but to the counsel of those who would have you as a friend.
Kara SuLema: I am ever available should you require me!
Kara SuLema: In the meantime, I must make my way to where duty calls.
A Shocking Discovery
Kara SuLema: Ostromir, we are not sacrificing a helpless individual to achieve our goals.
If you joined the Vind Faction:
Kara SuLema: Understood. Prince Eulin shall be our honored guest.
Kara SuLema: Mritha. Time is of the essence.
Kara SuLema: Grand Magus Hansa, Vseslava, <Character>. We must act fast.
Kara SuLema: Good. If our missing allies were captured, then they couldn't have gone too far yet.
Kara SuLema: Let's go.
Kara SuLema: Hello, <Character>. I want you to know we're doing all we can to find <Dragon> and the others.
Kara SuLema: If there's anything more I or the Vind can do to help, please, let me know.
Kara SuLema: But in the meantime, make sure you get your rest, okay?
Kara SuLema: The Vind, Swordhaven's knights that accompanied the Golden Hand, even The Rose- everyone is helping. Trust them to do their best.
Kara SuLema: Oh, <Character>.
Kara SuLema: I know you're struggling, but you're no use to them worn out and run ragged.
Kara SuLema: I'll call you over when your shift comes up. And if we get any information- any at all- you'll be the first to know.
Kara SuLema: We'll find <Dragon> and the others. I promise.
Kara SuLema: Wait, <Character>, someone is coming!
Kara SuLema: No, it's–
Kara SuLema: Eulin, was this really all a ploy just to find the path through the ruins? This seems like a rather... complicated plan.
Kara SuLema: Then we must act with haste. If everyone is ready, Ostromir, please, lead the way.
Kara SuLema: Hello, <Character>. I assume you are referring to Prince Eulin's misjudged actions?
Kara SuLema: Perhaps. But to him, it was the only logical path to take. Such was his upbringing.
Kara SuLema: I can see that he strives to open his mind and learn, and so I am perhaps quicker to forgive his mistakes.
Kara SuLema: His actions do have their consequences, even internally, in his anxiety.
Kara SuLema: And of course, there must be limits to what can be tolerated. But he is trying to change not just himself, but his entire culture.
Kara SuLema: I can forgive some generous missteps for such a noble cause.
Kara SuLema: The ends justify some means, <Character>. And while mistakes are made and forgiven, they are not forgotten or dismissed.
Kara SuLema: They are still mistakes, to be revisited and learned from. Prince Eulin seems like a quick study, too.
Kara SuLema: And I don't demand you do so, either. Just... please consider this a moment to teach, rather than shun.
Kara SuLema: But the both of you will be better for it. Trust me.
Kara SuLema: Grand Magus Hansa, do you sense anything?
Kara SuLema: Hmm...
Kara SuLema: The wind agrees. There's a lot coming in from all sides.
AdventureFriends! (Part 1)
Ms. Kara: Good morning, class! Before we get to today's lessons, I'd like to introduce our new transfer students from Atrea High!
Ms. Kara: This is Alz'ein...
Ms. Kara: ...And this is Yashta.
Ms. Kara: I trust you'll give them both a hearty Aspenvale Academy welcome!
Ms. Kara: One final thing before we get to today's curriculum. I know yesterday's news about the QuestVenture funding was hard on all of you, but... but you have to stay positive!
Ms. Kara: And you still have to study hard, even while working on the fundraiser!
Ms. Kara: I mean it! The QuestVenture is just one quest among many you'll see in your lifetimes. You have your whole lives ahead of you!
Ms. Kara: Oh, to be a student again! I understand, I really do. But I also won't let you fail your exams! Which means extra homework!
Ms. Kara: ...And it looks like everyone is here! Good, good. For today's lesson, we'll be covering some advanced-
Ms. Kara: Yes, Yashta?
Ms. Kara: Settle down. We've already taken attendance, and everyone who is supposed to be here is here. Now, please, we have a long lesson ahead of today...
If you select the 'Speak up' option:
Ms. Kara: Look, this disruption has gone on quite enough. We have a lot to cover today, and I don't know what kind of prank this is supposed to be, but everyone is here!
Ms. Kara: I understand how stressful this must be, but please, save the fun and games until after class. If this keeps up, I'll have to give you all detention, which means no QuestVenture for any of you! And I really don't want to do that.
Ms. Kara: Now, let's get started on reviewing some basic theories of magic. Who can name all the Avatars?
If you select the 'Say nothing' option:
Ms. Kara: It's okay. I know this is a stressful time of year, with both the QuestVenture and final exams coming up soon.
Ms. Kara: It can be a lot. But studying hard is important for your futures as adventureres and graduates of Aspenvale Academy!
Ms. Kara: Let's try reviewing some basic theories of magic then. Nothing too strenuous. Who can name all the Avatars?
The Spark of the Soul
Kara SuLema: But with the number of ambushes and patrols we encountered along the way, I can't imagine they don't have some sort of base set up now.
Kara SuLema: Fighting against your own is a terrible tragedy. But the coming storm threatens all of the people of Doomwood. And beyond.
Kara SuLema: Your actions make you a true hero, Eulin.
Kara SuLema: Let's pack up and prepare for the assault then.
Broken Circuit (Part 1)
Kara SuLema: Prince Lupin, your forces have all been recalled from the surface?
Kara SuLema: We'll be cheering you on, <Character>!
Broken Circuit (Part 2)
Kara SuLema: Hansa...
Kara SuLema: She's clearly still recovering–
Kara SuLema: I–
Kara SuLema: It's okay. Take your time, Vseslava.
Kara SuLema: Then... the people of the Shapeless Empire...
Kara SuLema: I'm sorry, Eulin, but that isn't possible.
Kara SuLema: As long as the rift remains open, elemental magic will continue to flow through and affect the lives of the people who live here.
Kara SuLema: These ruins are considered sacred by the wandering tribes that were displaced by the Energy magic from the rift.
Kara SuLema: Keeping it open would be unfair for them, and all else who live in Doomwood.
Kara SuLema: What a splendid idea!
Of Duty and Dragons
Kara SuLema: Take care!
Kara SuLema: *Cough*
Kara SuLema: Yes. Of course, we'll leave some behind to help with the rebuilding, if we are welcome.
Kara SuLema: Niki? Whatever is the- What are you doing here?
Kara SuLema: You were assigned to... Oh no. What's happened?
Kara SuLema: Take a deep breath, Niki. Slow down.
Kara SuLema: Is something on your mind, Grand Magus Hansa?
Kara SuLema: Niki, get some rest, I'm sure you're tired. I'll leave a trail for you to follow–
Kara SuLema: Niki, you'll be no use to anyone if you're exhausted and on the verge of collapse.
Kara SuLema: We'll send word when we arrive, and you can follow with reinforcements, okay?
Kara SuLema: And you as well.
Kara SuLema: Well done, Mritha.
The Awakened Depths - Vind Faction
Kara SuLema: I was just looking for you, <Character>!
Kara SuLema: Nothing of the sort, thankfully. I was hoping I could share more of The Rose and the Vind's history.
Kara SuLema: Wonderful!
Kara SuLema: I believe I left off with my appointment as ambassador to Greenguard, and my time spent with Jaania.
Kara SuLema: ...Yes. Unfortunately- ironically, maybe- we couldn't foresee how giving Jaania the Mirror would end up.
Kara SuLema: Even during that time, there was a resistance against her. Word had spread of Jaania's planned actions, and many were opposed.
Kara SuLema: And Jaania... She withdrew. Looked to the Mirror for guidance. Lost herself in it, and became obsessed.
Kara SuLema: She began making excuses to cut our time together short, or avoid meetings entirely.
Kara SuLema: I asked, of course, if she needed anything. Any help. But she always refused.
Kara SuLema: And then one day... she cut me off. No responses.
Kara SuLema: It was. But I knew that she was suffering too. Or at least, I thought so.
Kara SuLema: Shortly after my position as "Ambassador" was forgotten, so to speak, King Alteon announced Swordhaven's support of The Rose.
Kara SuLema: Jaania made fewer and fewer public appearances, while her generals and underlings took control.
Kara SuLema: It was around this time, as The Rose grew with Swordhaven's support, that the Sanctuary was formed.
Kara SuLema: Indeed. The Sanctuary formed in response to The Rose's anti-magic decree.
Kara SuLema: You've seen for yourself how mages and magical creatures have been treated under The Rose.
Kara SuLema: Many practitioners of magic joined together to oppose The Rose.
Kara SuLema: It would be a lie to say they had peaceful intentions.
Kara SuLema: Their very beings, their existences, were becoming outlawed. So they fought back.
Kara SuLema: They had a few successes. I paid them some visits, offered what support I could.
Kara SuLema: But then General Akanthus came knocking.
Kara SuLema: The Sanctuary wasn't exactly secret, as Sulen'Eska is. The Rose knew where to look.
Kara SuLema: And they brought their full power down upon it.
Kara SuLema: Many were lost or captured, and many fled.
Kara SuLema: But that was the end of that. I tried to seek an audience with Jaania...
Kara SuLema: ...but by then, were I to show up in Swordhaven, I'd be chained and thrown into Espina Rosa.
Kara SuLema: Falconreach remained, by blessing of King Alteon, but for how long, we couldn't say.
Kara SuLema: So I gathered what few survivors I could find...
Kara SuLema: Indeed, <Character>! We founded Sulen'Eska deep in Betrubung Swamp, and there we hid, trying to recollect ourselves... until one day...
Kara SuLema: A hero from the past showed up, dragon in tow, to change the course of history.
Kara SuLema: That we will, <Character>. That we will.
Speaker and Slayer
Kara SuLema: We've only brought a token force as to not impose terribly much on your hospitality.
Kara SuLema: Both The Rose and the Vind are spread thin as Swordhaven and Doomwood recover.
Kara SuLema: However, if we are to reclaim Dragesvard, as well as reach and contain the Proclamation rift, we'll need more help.
Kara SuLema: I'm sorry, if I may interrupt... who or what exactly is "The Great One"?
Kara SuLema: I would very much like to meet this Great One.
Kara SuLema: If you don't mind me asking, how does one go from being a slayer of dragons to... well, a Speaker for a Great Dragon?
Kara SuLema: This is the same Great One that Captain Lestrad says is ordering the DragonLords to not interfere elsewhere?
Kara SuLema: Speaking of which, where are the other DragonSlayers? I don't recall seeing them inside Dragonsgrasp...
Kara SuLema: You're sure this is the right way, Galanoth?
Kara SuLema: You don't suppose they mean... <Dragon>?
Kara SuLema: And the rest of us just... wait?
The Great One
Kara SuLema: I knew <Dragon> was special, but to think their origins and purpose are so important to Lore...
Kara SuLema: Perhaps not. But we don't really know what purpose Lore was made for, do we?
Kara SuLema: Such existential mysteries will only bring torment.
Kara SuLema: We mustn't let them color our will.
Reasons to Fight
If you joined the Vind Faction:
Kara SuLema: <Character>, before we go in, do you have a moment to talk?
Kara SuLema: While you were going through the Gauntlet, The Great One spoke to me. In my mind.
Kara SuLema: They... wanted to know what I was doing here.
Kara SuLema: Yes... but...
Kara SuLema: All the refugees in Sulen'Eska, the resistance... I'm their leader. I'm responsible for them.
Kara SuLema: The Great One asked me if I felt as though I were abandoning the Vind to um... as they put it, "traipse around Lore".
Kara SuLema: I've struggled as a leader. I've made many decisions, both right and wrong, in hindsight.
Kara SuLema: ...
Kara SuLema: I'd be lying if there wasn't part of me that just wanted to join the great Hero of Falconreach on an adventure to save the world.
Kara SuLema: And I'd also be lying if I said I didn't have any doubts that this is the right thing for me to be doing.
Kara SuLema: But with the fate of Lore in the balance, with the Greenguard Alliance, I think I'd have more regrets if I didn't help.
Kara SuLema: ...If I had stayed behind... and something went wrong.
Kara SuLema: I... I know that. I truly do. The Great One just... certainly had a way of prodding at my insecurities.
Kara SuLema: I just wanted to let you know, <Character>. That I know why I'm here. And I'll do all in my power to help you save Lore.
Kara SuLema: We should get going. Everyone's probably waiting for us!
Into the Unknown
Kara SuLema: It's so uplifting to see everyone working together, isn't it?
Kara SuLema: Rose and Vind, DragonLords and refugees...
Kara SuLema: To think something as simple as preparing a ship for a journey could bring such unity.
Kara SuLema: ...The more the falsehoods we hold as true are challenged, the harder we push back.
Kara SuLema: Changing the world takes time. As does changing the way we think, the way we view each other...
In Search of Slayers
Kara SuLema: Mritha...
Kara SuLema: Hansa, you had a concern?
Kara SuLema: ...Are you sure? If there's anything bothering you, we should be aware of it. Your insight is always valuable!
Kara SuLema: I think... I can provide a solution with Wind magic. But I'll need to focus, and it will be quite draining.
Kara SuLema: My magic is ready. Lead the way.
Kara SuLema: This is awful. Do you suppose people inhaled the spores and were turned into... these?
Kara SuLema: I'm sorry, the Hollow creatures?
Kara SuLema: I see. We'll have to make it a priority to save any civilians we come across.
Kara SuLema: Thank you, Vseslava, Ostromir. I could do with a break.
Roots of Change
Kara SuLema: We encountered some fierce resistance. How did you and the DragonLords fare, Captain?
Kara SuLema: When we heard about the fungus erupting overnight, I didn't imagine it would be this... this quick.
Kara SuLema: Is everyone doing okay?
The Way Forward
Kara SuLema: Ostromir, if you need to talk—
Kara SuLema: Of course, Hansa.
Kara SuLema: Hansa, you needn't push yourself so hard.
Kara SuLema: Mritha? What's wrong?
Through the Tangle
Kara SuLema: Hansa, have you been able to discern anything more in the depths?
Kara SuLema: Well, <Character> will be there to handle any trouble that comes up.
Kara SuLema: Or maybe the fungus has some intelligence behind it...
The Deep Dark
Kara SuLema: We must be careful. It appears the Tytan supports the city on its back.
Kara SuLema: The fate of Lore comes first, of course, but if the Tytan were to collapse, the city would be lost beneath the waves.
Kara SuLema: Yes, that would be wise. We need all the help we can get!
Into the Abyss
Kara SuLema: Is everyone... Is everyone okay?
Kara SuLema: Where is it headed?
Kara SuLema: As much as I hate to say it, we may need to split up.
Kara SuLema: It's held in place by fungal tendrils. If we can dislodge those, we might be able to access it better.
Kara SuLema: But if we all went one at a time... It would take far too long.
Fate's Flow (Part 1)
If you joined the Vind faction:
Kara SuLema: What do you mean?
Kara SuLema: I trust Jaania. She's learned from her mistakes.
Kara SuLema: I... I want to believe in her.
Kara SuLema: Mritha, please.
Kara SuLema: Thank you, Galanoth. It is most appreciated. Perhaps we can send some aid after we've moved on to the final rift.
Kara SuLema: The tendril is just up ahead. Ready, <Character>?
Kara SuLema: I can provide some protection as well, if things start to collapse.
Kara SuLema: Mritha, how are things looking outside?
Kara SuLema: Then... it must be flailing. One last burst of energy before it falls.
Fate's Flow (Part 2)
Kara SuLema: Can you help us out, Hansa?
Kara SuLema: From how the Tytan is shuddering, I imagine the battling must be pretty fierce...
Kara SuLema: The breeze... the blue sky... I didn't know how much I missed it until I saw it again.
Kara SuLema: Is there a safe landing anywhere nearby? We're still not entirely safe, and the dragons will need to rest soon.
Kara SuLema: It has to be getting energy from somewhere.
Kara SuLema: ...You can't close the Rift?
Kara SuLema: We won't reach the Rift in time. And even if we could, Ostromir and Vseslava don't have the mana to bring it under control.
Kara SuLema: What about us? Is there any way we can help?
Kara SuLema: Are you sure you don't want to rest a little longer?
Awakened Depths: Epilogue (All Versions)
If you joined the Vind Faction: Kara SuLema: Once we return to Swordhaven, I shall send out a call for any members of the Vind who are willing to assist with the clean up.
Kara SuLema: <Character>! I hope you're enjoying yourself?
Kara SuLema: Isn't it? It reminds me of home, you know. Not Sulen'Eska, but the Dreamwood.
Kara SuLema: Not quite! We didn't have Moglinberry juice, for one. Nor did we have Mritha kicking down the door!
Kara SuLema: If we can find a moment of peace, that would be wonderful.
Kara SuLema: Oh, what am I saying? I can't afford to dream like this.
Kara SuLema: Even with The Rose and Vind at peace, there will always be those in need of our aid.
Kara SuLema: You're right, of course. You're right.
Kara SuLema: I have dependable allies. I... I don't need to carry every burden on my own.
Kara SuLema: Oh, but this is such serious talk for a time of celebration!
Kara SuLema: I'm sorry, <Character>! Please, don't let me keep you from enjoying your night.
Kara SuLema: I suppose...
Kara SuLema: You know, I should be mingling! Making allies!
Kara SuLema: Mritha is a fine liaison to the DragonLords, but perhaps there are connections to be made with Dragesvard!
Kara SuLema: And we can assist with the city's reclamation with some elven magic!
Kara SuLema: Oh, of course! It's been a while, but, yes, I think I've earned a break.
Kara SuLema: Guilt free!
Kara SuLema: I'm sure our affinity to Nature and Wind will be a great help!
Kara SuLema: Everyone has everything they need? Backpacks packed? I'd hate to have to ask the ship to turn around...
Kara SuLema: Oh, Mritha... The Vind will miss you and Odgne, but I wouldn't dream of denying your request.
Kara SuLema: Of course, Mritha. Both cities will be in good hands under your protection.
Kara SuLema: Ah... How wonderful it is to be back in the forests of Greenguard!
Kara SuLema: No more spores, no more cold...
Kara SuLema: Hansa, what's going on?
Kara SuLema: There's your answer. A fight it is! Keep the Golden Hand safe!
Kara SuLema: That was The Rose. They shouldn't have been attacking us!
Kara SuLema: But... Jaania wouldn't...
Kara SuLema: Maybe... Maybe it was General Akanthus again?
Kara SuLema: R-right.
Kara SuLema: I'm sorry, <Character>. I can take one, maybe two others. Certainly not everyone required.
Kara SuLema: The winds of the Whispering Steppes are unkind, and may delay us further still.
Kara SuLema: She is stable. Thankfully she seems to have avoided much of Akanthus' attack. But... her wounds are still severe.
Kara SuLema: Certainly.
Kara SuLema previously appeared in the retired quests Swirl of Colour and Fragrance, Dancing On the Breeze, Smoke in the Trees, Rescue of Elanee, Freedom Fighters, Rose War Intro, After the War, The Fairy Court, My Spot, The Gala, Queen of Swordhaven, Jungle's Fury, and Culture Shock; any retired content has been archived on its respective entry.
Kara SuLema previously offered the retired quests/zones A Song On the Wind, Swirl of Colour and Fragrance, Dancing On the Breeze, Smoke in the Trees, Rescue of Elanee, Facing Z, Freedom Fighters, War of the Dragon Rose (All Versions), After the War, The Fairy Court, B.F.C., The War Room, Choose, My Spot, The Gala, Are Rocks Evil?, Queen of Swordhaven, Jungle's Fury, Three Questions, and Tea For Three; any retired content has been archived on its respective entry.
Kara SuLema previously offered the quests Mission Possible, InspecZion, and On Broken Wings; these quests were moved to Mritha on June 23rd, 2023.
Kara SuLema's Sulen'Eska dialogue has been modified during various Reimagined releases; any retired content has been archived here.
From Eukara Vox;
quote:Turn in 2 Rose Emblems to Lojaali Vero to unlock additional access points:Complete Starcrossed - The Thorns of the Rose to unlock an additional access point: Mritha -> New Quests -> Visit Kara
Sielu was one of Kara's mentors as a child, so he is at least old enough to be her father, if not grandfather. She is young, especially for one who leads a great gathering like the Vind. Now, about how old is she? You never ask a lady how old she is.
Kara SuLema's Sulen'Eska dialogue was expanded and Smoke in the Trees dialogue was rewritten on May 29th, 2020; more information can be found in the May 29th, 2020 Design Notes.
Kara SuLema's Sulen'Eska location was adjusted on July 31st, 2020; more information can be found in the July 31st, 2020 Design Notes.
Side View with Wings Up Appearance
Side View with Wings Down Appearance
Also See: Eukara Vox (forum user)
Thanks to Jay for images, additional dialogue, other information, and corrections.
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