Location: One Step Forward, Supply and Demand,
B.F.C., The War Room, Choose, On Broken Wings, An Uncertain Future, The Gala, Are Rocks Evil?, Queen of Swordhaven, A Petal Falls, The Greenguard Alliance - Vind Faction -> Down Left, Daybreak (Vind), Into the Light, Collapse, Sunfall: Part 2, A Storm in the Night
One Step Forward
???: Let me through! I have to speak to Karla! Kareena? Whatever her name is!
Melissa: I'm Melissa.
Melissa: Ah, right. Let me just...
Melissa: Greetings, Kara of the Vind.
Melissa: And assorted leadership.
Melissa: I am Melissa, princess of the Fairy Court.
Melissa: I have come as a representative of my people, the Fairies.
Melissa: To humbly request your aid.
Melissa: Queen Maeve believes that The Rose is targeting our current grove.
Melissa: And they may make their move soon.
Melissa: We believe that with the aid of the Vind we- blah, blah, blah.
Melissa: Look. We need your help, okay?
Melissa: The Rose has been getting a bit too close to our grove for comfort.
Melissa: My... mother, Queen Maeve, that is, refuses to let me fight them off, and we heard about what you did for the dravir and the clawkin.
Melissa: You're the resistance, right? Can you do some resisting for us? Shoo away The Rose or something?
Melissa: You know, in all my years, I have somehow, by some miracle, never heard that one before.
Melissa: If you want to keep all your limbs, I suggest I never hear it from you again.
Melissa: It's fine. She speaks her mind. I like that.
Melissa: So, about the help?
Melissa: Great. Sounds good. Let's get going.
Melissa: Nice tree you have here.
Melissa: Right. Private. Gotcha.
Melissa: Welcome... to the Fairy Court!
Melissa: Hold on. Where is... everyone?
Melissa: Stop. No...
Melissa: Mother... you wouldn't...
Melissa: That must be it.
Melissa: You were too slow! Mother must have had no choice...
Melissa: How could they leave me behind?!
Melissa: If they were going to leave anyway... why?
Melissa: Not even a trace to follow...
Melissa: Yeah. In front of the whole court too. As if I didn't have the training. Or the skill.
Melissa: You mean...
Melissa: But... everyone else...
Melissa: I... I need some time to think. Please. Leave me to my thoughts.
Supply and Demand
Melissa: ...Why am I even here?
Melissa: Yeah. So? What do you need me for?
Melissa: ...Never had much interest in the whole leadership thing.
Melissa: I'd say do what you have to.
Melissa: What's the point of building a resistance, breaking people out of prison, and saving people from The Rose...
Melissa: ... if you can't be bothered to risk more to defend them?
Melissa: Do not let them push us back. We've come too far! We have to know!
Melissa: We've pushed them back further than I had hoped! Cherev Sgula, take your team and go along the north wall.
Melissa: Eyma Krav, I want you to take your team to the east wall.
Melissa: And Hemla Yeila, you and Akshan Manhig take two others and do surveillance on the south wall.
Melissa: I need to know everything you can tell me about the gate.
Melissa: And... Shryon Koach, A'hlama Regiha, Alshar Rand and myself will go west of the city to look for the Prison.
Melissa: Who is calling me Princess?
Melissa: I am just Melissa, drop the princess title in the field. I am in the middle of something, what do you want?
Melissa: Yes, you said that already.
Melissa: I am where I need to be. The Queen will know this, as she knows everything.
Melissa: My duties are here for now, and when I am done, I will report.
Melissa: You still haven't told me what you want.
Melissa: At least you come to the right conclusions. I know who you are and I know you are working with Kara SuLema. Word travels fast.
Melissa: You can stick around with us while we try to breach Swordhaven, or you can go back to Maeve with a report she already knows.
Melissa: Up to you.
Melissa: Long story. Can be told later. Right now, everyone take your teams and go.
Melissa: You, Hero, clear the way. I want to see you in action.
Melissa: Oh? What did you expect? Gauzy dresses, dainty slippers and curly, bouncy hair that glowed in the sunlight?
Melissa: Let me tell you something, <Character>. There is more to the world than you can imagine.
Melissa: Not all fairies are annoying, miniature dolls like the Minx who hide behind their magic.
Melissa: Some of us take great pride in being able to hold our own with weapon and magic...
Melissa: ... who are proud to run into battle to defend that which we believe in. Humans aren't the only ones with such passion!
Melissa: You've done well, Carat. This couldn't have been easy.
Melissa: Carat is an ex-Rose guard. And this was where he was stationed before finally leaving. Carat?
Melissa: Carat, you don't have to say anything more. You've said all you need to me.
Melissa: So, <Character>, this is my urgent mission. We need to get into that prison and free the people within.
The War Room
Melissa: Where is Kara? I was hoping to speak with her regarding the prison?
Melissa: Figures she would do something like that. It's what I would do in her place. Now, then, Svera, why are we here?
Melissa: What are you saying? Are you insinuating that perhaps the Rose will have an insider telling them when we are moving?
Melissa: You fought well with us. I am impressed. You have come a long way, according to Kara.
Melissa: I do not wish to lose the birthright of my people. It is time to fight again.
On Broken Wings
Melissa: Mritha's right. And you disappearing without much of a heads-up wasn't exactly wonderful.
Melissa: I had a lot of people asking me where you were, why you were missing and why you wouldn't tell anyone anything.
Melissa: I am honoured that you think that highly of me to entrust this whole settlement...
Melissa: ... the people who love you and trust your leadership and the movement of freedom, to us.
Melissa: You can't be serious!!
Melissa: You won't be sneaking into the camp of some substandard brigands- you'll be sneaking into a camp full of DRAGONS.
Melissa: But... Kara...
Melissa: You make it sound like you are planning for the worst case scenario.
Melissa: Yes, Kara.
Melissa: Svera, you know this is a bad move, don't you?
Melissa: It has to be something incredibly painful to haunt her so.
An Uncertain Future
Melissa: Something... bothers you Kara?
Melissa: You... you had an audience with Jaania!?
Melissa: Know what?!
Melissa: Wait, so you are saying that Jaania actually has no idea if she is doing the right thing?
Melissa: But, Kara... that is--
Melissa: Are you done cozying up to the high and mighty?
Melissa: I. Hate. Dresses...
Melissa: Subtle enough to not raise attention.
Melissa: I can hide my wings very easily. As for the ears, I cut them.
Melissa: That was a joke. I am known to joke. I concealed them with magic too.
Melissa: Ugh, this dress is so constraining. My sword is sticking to my thighs...
Melissa: Have you spoken to the king yet?
Melissa: Well, get to it then. We don't know when-
Melissa: Lady Jaania, Lord/Lady <Character>... I bid you farewell.
Are Rocks Evil?
???: And stay down...
Melissa: <Character>! I used the panic to look for Jaania's room to see if I could find something... but it was sealed with magic.
Melissa: What are you do-
Melissa: Oh no... the king!
Melissa: Follow me!
Melissa: Well, it's the only one you have right now! Kara will help!
Melissa: Sulen'Eska! Now!
Queen of Swordhaven
Melissa: I made the most sound tactical decision, given the position we were in!
A Petal Falls
The Greenguard Alliance - Vind Faction
Melissa: Hey, <Character>!
Melissa: Well enough, well enough.
Melissa: I'm just glad that with my return to Swordhaven, I don't have to wear that awful dress!
Melissa: They're out leading some expeditionary forces currently. Speaking of which, I must get back to preparations.
Melissa: It was good to see you!
Melissa: This is really bad, Kara. Many of the dragons and their riders are still recuperating after the defense of Atrea.
Melissa: Kara, what's on your mind?
Melissa: Perhaps <Character> and I can meet with them to set up a plan?
Melissa: Then we will pass on the message that you wish to speak to her personally.
Melissa: Right, <Character>?
Into the Light
Melissa: Unfortunately, Your Majesty, our Dragonriders are finding it difficult to reach the creature.
Melissa: While we can draw some of its attention from the city, its retaliations are too frequent to sustain a defense.
Melissa: Combined with the heat, many of our riders are struggling to stay in the air for long.
Melissa: By the way, Lady Jaania, Kara has expressed a very insistent wish to speak to you personally.
Melissa: Do it!
Melissa: As you command.
Melissa: How long will this hold?
Melissa: We can deal with them as they come! But at least now, we have the time toľ
Melissa: Of course.
Melissa: ...If I must.
Sunfall: Part 2
Melissa: Great job, <Character>!
A Storm in the Night
Melissa: You're our leader, Kara. The Vind needs your guidance on the front lines.
Melissa: While you do what? Jaania isn't going anywhere.
Melissa: This is so unlike you, Lady Kara.
Melissa: Your personal desire for redemption cannot outweigh the needs of the Vind or of Lore!
Melissa: If you give in to that obsession, you'd be no better than Jaania.
Melissa: No offense, Hansa.
Melissa: Go on, Kara. It'll be something to take your mind off... things. I'll stay here to help with the rebuilding.
Front View Appearance
The Gala Appearance
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