Advocator of Wills
Location: Void Ship, Into the Ynnungaap, Adrift, Void War Intro, Tomix's Saga Epilogue, Can We Yix Him?, Darkness is Coming, Reasons to Fight, Roots of Change, The Point of No Return (Part 2), Fallen Facade, Chasing Answers, Hawk in the Sky
Eirn: Greetings <Character>.
Eirn: If you can, take my Crystoidator v.4, go defeat some void beings and upload their void essence into it, I'm eager to study it!
Eirn: I'm all ears!
- Who are you?
Eirn: Right. Time to properly introduce myself. I'm Eirn, a technomancer and ship's engineer. You've known me as the "mysterious gnome"!
Eirn: I'll be overseeing the Void Drive, ship's main intelligent power source. My job here is to provide a safe and steady voyage! *laughs*
- Void Drive
Eirn: The Void Drive is my greatest creation so far. It is a crystallized mass of pure void energy. You can say it's an artificially created void core.
Eirn: It is extremely unstable, so I had to design a way to keep it contained and stable...
Eirn: ... or otherwise it would start expanding and contracting at the same time, leading to... well, we certainly don't want to find out, do we!
Eirn: Not yet, but I'm working on it. Void is a curious thing and just think of what we could find out about it by asking it!
Eirn: Kordana was kind enough to lend me part of her "soul", for lack of a better term, and I want to inject it into the Void Drive!
Eirn: Oh yes, I've met her during one of my journeys. Or should I say, what was left of her. She lost her power source and was slowly fading.
Eirn: I did my best to keep her systems operating, but... I'm not sure if she's still around today. In return for doing my best, she gave me an artifact.
Eirn: A round disc-like object that apparently has her soul inside.
Eirn: I didn't think much of it back then, but now, I think it would be a splendid idea to fuse this disc with the Void Drive!
- Why so mysterious?
Eirn: Ah... you see <Character>, I had to hide my identity. Here, no one knows me, so I don't have to keep my face hidden. I am a wanted man.
Eirn: I stole something a long time ago from a prominent gnome family, they took something of mine, I want them pay, they want me dead.
Eirn: Simple, really.
Into the Ynnungaap
Eirn: The Void Drive is successfully connected to every part of the ship, including the sails woven by soulweavers.
Eirn: Trithril coating is activated, which means the ship should withstand anything threatening the void has to offer.
Eirn: Hmm.. not quite.
Eirn: We're not moving. Void Drive is operating, sails are ready, but we're not moving.
Eirn: I don't understand, the void energy should be fueling the sails.
Eirn: This... ship doesn't work like this. We don't even have oar-
Eirn: We have nothing to fear, trithril coating should be able to repel void storms, as well as any damage done to the ship.
Eirn: We just need to hold on to something!
Eirn: Ship... the void drive! It- it stopped working!!!
Eirn: Bad news! The Void Drive is functional again, but someone severed every link that connected it with the ship.
Eirn: I can't repair it, I don't have the proper tools and materials.
Eirn: We're... stranded. Adrift. Floating aimlessly.
Eirn: The hull is damaged, we lost most of the sails, most of the food supplies and some of the people...
Eirn: That means wood. Great! We might be able to repair some of the damage.
Void War Intro
Eirn: I'll stay on the ship with the other gnomes and work on the Void Drive. We are in a very close proximity to the void core.
Eirn: I can take an advantage of this. If I boost the VD with the real core energy, maybe we can rip through the vortex and go back, against all the odds.
Eirn: And we will set up catapults and cannons, but that might take a while.
Eirn: Ah, I made these a few hours ago! Explaining how they work would take me too much time, but in theory..
Eirn: ... these devices are linked together allowing communication over short distances.
Eirn: I didn't have much time to test them...
Tomix's Saga Epilogue
Eirn: We are reaching the vortex.
Eirn: The Void Drive is powered up by the Ynnungaap Core energy, we might be able to pierce through... but it will be a rough ride.
Eirn: So, this... is where we part ways.
Can We Yix Him?
Eirn: I got here as fast as I could, cut me some slack!
Eirn: It's finished!
Eirn: Oh, hello, <Character>!
Eirn: It's good to see you again!
Eirn: SHOULD, Emelia. Not will, should.
Eirn: I didn't even have the time to test it. I don't even know how I could test it.
Eirn: Well, I'm down. It has been a while since we've worked together!
Eirn: It's alright, Emelia.
Eirn: It's alright.
Eirn: I'm here, the augment is ready (probably), so... Let's go find Yix!
Eirn: And then we can help <Character>!
Eirn: Not anytime soon <Character>, I'm afraid.
Eirn: This site is compromised. The Rose still patrols it from time to time.
Eirn: Maybe someday, but... not right now. Not with The Rose around.
Eirn: Oh, right.
Eirn: The hair, please.
Eirn: Thank you. Now...
Eirn: This... is not good. <Character>?
Eirn: The augment will guide us!
Eirn: This is odd.
Eirn: It's telling me that Yix is precisely... here.
Eirn: Let me check his-
Eirn: He's dead.
Eirn: Hmm? There's something in his hand.
Eirn: It's wedged up tight... let me just...
Eirn: It says... "I don't think I'm going to make it. Emelia, if you are reading this, I hope everyone made it out alive. PS: The main pipe is clogged."
Eirn: After we unclog the main pipe.
Eirn: Come on, why do you think he'd include that in his dying note? It's a clue!
Eirn: The access to the pipe should be somewhere under...
Eirn: This tile!
Eirn: Hmm, I'm not sure, maybe <Character> can?
Eirn: Heh, of course not! You're humongous! You wouldn't fit!
Eirn: Alright, I'm going in.
Eirn: This was in there.
Eirn: It has a button.
Eirn: Fascinating! Yix, you finished it!
Eirn: He uploaded his consciousness into an inanimate object!
Darkness is Coming
Eirn: Get a room, you two...
Reasons to Fight
Eirn: I... I don't have anything you want!
Eirn: And if I resist? I'll not fall into the hands of The Rose!
Eirn: If you say so, Yix.
Eirn: Fine. But I'm mashing you if we end up imprisoned, or experimented on, or...
Roots of Change
Eirn: No offense, your majesty, but some of your citizens already have, with spittle and unkind words.
Eirn: That we do! It's coated with trithril!
Eirn: Trithril is an Atealan mineral. Came with them when their city showed up before the whole Rose fiasco.
Eirn: It's used to protect things from harmful magical radiation.
Eirn: Oh boy. So, my experience with it also involved a ship. In that case, it was used to protect against the ambient magical... weirdness of the Void.
Eirn: That... ambient weirdness is what the Ateala call radiation.
Eirn: My understanding is that there was some debris that arrived with the city when it first appeared. Some of which contained hefty trithtril deposits.
Eirn: And The Rose seems to have a way of finding what they want.
Eirn: I really need to finish making you that chassis.
Eirn: Well, Yix figured whatever was going on with the airship and The Rose probably wasn't good...
Eirn: ...since they had to bribe a bunch of gnomes to make it.
Eirn: ...Didn't think much beyond that, honestly!
Eirn: Yeah, probably.
The Point of No Return (Part 2)
Eirn: Can't promise anything. And we don't want that, uh, device going off either. So blowing it out of the sky isn't an option.
Eirn: What do we do now?
Eirn: We're in the storage hold! The worst I can do here is maybe upturn a barrel, or mix up their food supplies.
Eirn: No, no. Deep breaths, Eirn. You've been through worse than this.
Eirn: ...Or a power drain could slow down the ship.
Eirn: Yes! Hold your spuds, Yix, I have an idea!
Eirn: There. How does that feel?
Eirn: Yix here can trace the flow of energy along the entire ship. Gives us a map of where things are, at the very least.
Eirn: What is it?
Eirn: Understandable. Just say the word and I'll un-link you.
Eirn: Can you see if there's a way to slow the ship down? Buy some time. Nothing else matters.
Eirn: Right. Let's get it done, and get off this ship. Being here is starting to give me shivers.
Eirn: The potatoes are quality!
Eirn: The potatoes are good to go! We're done!
Eirn: By Haeos's gears, this better work...
Eirn: Don't bother. They're already gone.
Eirn: Staying behind was his idea. While it does put him in considerable risk, having him aboard provides us with valuable data.
Eirn: According to my calculations, the ship is already beyond the reach of conventional magic.
Eirn: Well, I'm not. There's been more than enough excitement for this gnome, thank you very much.
Hawk in the Sky
Eirn: According to the tracker, and my calculations, I would estimate that he, and the airship, are currently making their way over Kaer Sierra.
Eirn: Yix's tampering with the power flow has slowed their progress, and the winds of the Steppes probably aren't helping.
Eirn: The trithril plating might be a problem, too! If they managed to repair the hole Circe made, it'll be hard to punch through.
Eirn: And don't forget about Yix! He doesn't deserve to get mashed after all he's been through!
Eirn: That's actually a rather complicated philosophical—
Eirn: ...He understood the risks when he decided to stay behind.
Eirn: Yix... you deserve better, you old gnome.
Eirn: It's... alright.
Eirn: Yix wouldn't want us to fail on his account.
Eirn: Gnomish Steamtanks! Those traitors!
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Also See: Mysterious G.
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