Advocator of Wills
| On Broken Wings
Location: Sulen'Eska -> Up -> Up Vortex -> Mritha -> Espina Rosa -> Broken Wings -> Quest!
Requirements: Completion of InspecZion
Release Date: April 18th, 2014
Objective: Insider intelligence has located a hideaway where future plans may be set in motion. Find out what Akanthus has planned next to thwart him.
Objective completed: Though Mritha has the next attack in her hands, the resistance has lost a major asset.
Experience rewarded: Scaled
Gold rewarded: Scaled
Kara's Wings (I-VI)
Mritha: So, you sent <Character> into Espina Rosa? I had my reservations, Kara, but the Face Nommer worked.
Mritha: Don't get me wrong, you've been right on target every time, but this one... was just a bit weird.
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.
Kara SuLema: I know. I am sorry. Svera knew where I was, but I also knew she wouldn't say anything definite.
Kara SuLema: It was out of my concern for you that I didn't tell you all where I was going.
Mritha: Still, to leave us in the dark while you were risking life and limb? You are the leader here, Kara, there are expecta--
Kara SuLema: Mritha, I know. But, as leader, I must be willing to do whatever it takes to get us to the next step.
Kara SuLema: And if something were to ever happen to me, Svera knows how things run; my expectations, my goals.
Kara SuLema: And both of you are fully capable of helping out.
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.
Mritha: Aye, as do I. And I hope it will never come to that, Kara. You will ensure that, right?
Kara SuLema: As much as I can, Mritha.
Kara SuLema: Now, Svera, what do you have?
Svera: Our source has sent a note saying that Akanthus was seen in a camp outside of Falconreach.
Svera: There were dragons gathering and it is suspected that Saellah is there also.
Svera: Unverified reports of Saellah's dragon, Senthris, being there have been coming in.
Svera: My lady, if Akanthus is there, and Saellah and his fellow defector dragonriders also...
Svera: ... then the rumour that another draconic assault coming may be true.
Kara SuLema: Then that is where I need to be.
Melissa: You can't be serious!!
Mritha: 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.
Mritha: Dragons that can smell magic, find you, and alert their riders... Kara, please!
Kara SuLema: No, I am sorry Mritha, Melissa, but this is what I have to do. I need to know what their next move is.
Melissa: But... Kara...
Mritha: I don't approve, at all. I don't care what you think your duties to us are, Kara, think of your own skin for ONCE for Odgne's sake.
Kara SuLema: *sigh* Being a leader making sacrifices that sometimes aren't... well, ideal.
Kara SuLema: It's a lesson that I've learned many times in my lifetime - both as a student and as a leader.
Kara SuLema: I've failed in the past because I wasn't willing to make such a sacrifice. I will not let history repeat itself.
Kara SuLema: Mritha, please request that Odgne tell the other dragons that there is a potential raid or move against them coming.
Kara SuLema: Your group needs to have their eyes open and watching for anything at all strange.
*Mritha sends a message to Odgne, through telepathic communication.*
Mritha: Done, but she isn't happy about this either. Just thought you should know.
Kara SuLema: I expected nothing less.
Kara SuLema: Melissa? Please make sure that you are ready to guide any and all races that are interested in moving once we have the opportunity.
Melissa: You make it sound like you are planning for the worst case scenario.
Kara SuLema: It's what a leader must do. Now, I must go. Please, please, my friends, just do as I ask and do not worry.
Melissa: Yes, Kara.
Mritha: Yes, Kara.
*Svera, Mritha, and Melissa are talking, after Kara has left.*
Melissa: Svera, you know this is a bad move, don't you?
Svera: Do you not think I spent hours before this meeting trying to talk her out of it.
Svera: You... you don't know what happened, what is driving her to do this thing. She has spent a lot of time trying to make up for it.
Mritha: I have a feeling we don't want to know what this past event is.
Melissa: It has to be something incredibly painful to haunt her so.
Svera: Ladies, please look to your people and prepare. We will stay in contact through all of this. You will be the first to hear once we get what we need.
Svera: I wish you weren't always trying to rectify the past, Kara.
Svera: It.. causes you to take chances you shouldn't, sister of my heart.
*You, as Kara, are on the path to a hideaway of The Rose, fighting various Rose Soldiers and monsters along the way; eventually you reach a gate that leads to the hideaway.*
Kara SuLema: So, it is as the reports say. Dragons and riders everywhere. I need to find Senthris, for where she is, Saellah is.
*As Kara heads north from the gate, she finds Senthris outside the Rose hideaway.*
Kara SuLema: Ah, there is the beautiful Senthris. Shame she is on the wrong side. Where Senthris is, Saellah is.
*Kara then proceeds to eavesdrop on Akanthus' and Saellah's conversation.*
Akanthus: You were sure last time. How can you be sure this time?
Saellah: Sure, rub it in. You haven't changed since we were young.
Akanthus: I have a job to do, Saellah. I have to make sure. Both you and Zadd have not exactly been the most productive team members.
Saellah: Yes, and all the others have been perfectly wonderful...
Saellah: Forgive me if I sound less enthusiastic about how everyone is faring against <Character>, Kara, Sulen'Eska, Mritha, Melissa--
Saellah: You want to be harsh? I can be that too, you know. You taught me bitterness and harshness a long time ago. Don't try to take that back now.
Akanthus: We did... have fun together, didn't we?
Saellah: I doubt the rest of Lore would agree that what we did was fun... But it was.
Akanthus: Your hatred got the best of you.
Saellah: Oh yes, let's reminisce about my failures and curses. I am bonded to a dragon... thank the lords she is powerful...
Saellah: ... or I would have put her to death a long time ago. It's bad enough I have to tolerate her now.
Akanthus: Does she still try to get in?
Saellah: No, not anymore. After one too many clashes with my psyche, I think she finally understands that I want nothing to do with her.
Saellah: Now she just keeps to herself. Pathetic. A creature like her could never hope to understand my worldview.
Akanthus: Worldview... I like that. I will have to use that the next time my methods are questioned. Now, back to where we are. Your troops are ready?
Saellah: We are still waiting for the southern dragonriders to arrive, but once we have them...
Saellah: ... I will be ready to storm Mritha's camp whenever you give the order. She has this coming!
Akanthus: Wonderful. She probably sees it coming. Her and Kara, both. Bothersome women. I cannot wait to get rid of them for good.
Saellah: And once they are gone, you will go for their families, the fairy realm and any other "sentient" peoples.
Akanthus: Ahahahahaha!, Saellah: Hehehehe!
Kara SuLema: Time to go...
*Z appears in front of Kara, just as she is about to leave.*
Z: Oh, lookie here...
*Kara looks terrified for a moment, then casts a gust of wind to send Zadd off his feet, and turns back.*
Kara SuLema: Ugh...
*Akanthus now has Kara in his hands; unbeknown to her, it was a trap.*
Akanthus: I knew you wouldn't be able to resist, Elf. When you focus on a prize, you lose sight of everything else...
Saellah: And now, we have you. Well played, Akanthus. Very well played. I underestimated her remorse.
Akanthus: Zadd, if you would do the honours?
*Zadd places a magic-binding shackle around Kara's neck, rendering her unable to perform any more wind magic.*
Akanthus: Now... you are mine.
*The screen fades to black, then shifts to Sulen'Eska, where Mritha is located; a note appears behind her.*
Mritha: What is this?
*She picks up the note and reads it.*
I am sorry. Akanthus set a trap and has taken me. They are coming for you and the dragons and the Dravir; assembling defectors from all over Lore with their dragons.
You are my replacement. Svera is ready. Forgive me.
Forgive me please.
*Mritha closes her eyes, then lets out a shrill scream after reading the note; you can also hear a dragon's roar, presumably Odgne's, in the background.*
A HP/MP healing pad can be found throughout the quest.
Pop-up headlines during the quest:
quote:Guests and pet dragon are removed upon beginning this quest and prevented from being summoned as of January 29th, 2021.
That bush looks like poison ivy... careful!
It's waaaaay too chilly to check out the waterfall.
This tree is totally stumped.
Ugh, sneevils... you don't want to deal with them now.
You don't need to infiltrate the Mill.
You don't want to deal with Sneevil-infested woods.
Great taste! Less filling!
You need to get to the Rose camp, not explore this cave.
A direct assault is not the plan.
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