Carat / Rose Soldier
Location: Smoke in the Trees, Changing Winds
Smoke in the Trees
Rose Soldier: We're... destroying the settlement, sir?
???: No, no, no no no...
???: This isn't what I signed up for...
Carat: My... my name is Carat.
Carat: When I signed up to join The Rose, I didn't realize this is what I'd be doing...
Carat: I thought... I thought I'd be protecting Greenguard. Like the Guardians! Not burning down villages...
Carat: I know I can't make this right. I just...
Carat: Please let me go. I'll give you anything you want!
Carat: Here, I have the location of where we took the Clawkin. And other prisoners too!
Carat: It's a small facility in the forests outside Swordhaven. I swear, I didn't know The Rose was like this...
Carat: I... I have a family in Swordhaven. I... I can't just leave them behind. Even if you don't believe me...
Carat: This... this isn't what I wanted!
Carat: Wait... I know you!
Carat: I remember you!
Carat: It's me! Carat! You and that scary elf lady let me go...
Carat: Er. I tried not to do any actual burning... I was horrified! I gave you that scroll, remember?
Carat: I heard about the um, attack on the border prison.
Carat: You don't get it! Once you're caught up in it... everyone treats you different! You're somebody!
Carat: And The Rose pays well, too! I had to take care of my family!
Carat: I swear, after the... incident... I requested a desk job! Paperwork for border passage!
Carat: But when I heard about the peace parley, I just had to volunteer!
Carat: ...What are you going to do with me? With us?
Carat: I- I wasn't planning on hiding anything...
Carat: We... we don't know. Up until the fighting broke out, we thought it was just going to be peace talks.
Carat: It's rare that we get to see her in person, though.
Carat: It's true she hasn't made as many public appearances as before the war ended, but she just wants to keep everyone safe.
Carat: It's all justified. Many genuinely believe in what they're doing, others make themselves believe, for the greater cause.
Carat: No one would believe you. No one would want to believe you. Not with the successes of the Sandsea and Doomwood and beyond.
Carat: What's... what's going to happen to us now?
Carat: Can I... join you? I'll get my family, leave Swordhaven, live here with the Vind!
Carat: Knowing what I know... I can't go back to The Rose. It would be insufferable, being surrounded by the beliefs that I know are wrong.
Carat: I'm... I'm scared. But I want to learn more about The Vind. About magic.
Other informationCarat previously appeared in the retired quests Smoke in the Trees and B.F.C.; any retired content has been archived on its respective entry.
Carat's Smoke in the Trees dialogue was rewritten on May 29th, 2020; more information can be found in the May 29th, 2020 Design Notes.
Also See: Leam
Jay for image, other information, and corrections.
Occavatra for spoiler information.
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