| Icy Beginnings
Location: Stoneheart Fall (Books 1 and 2) -> True Mortal -> Quests -> Rise of Nivalis -> Icy Beginnings
Level/Quest/Items required: Completion of Dive In
Release Date: August 5th, 2016
Objective: Head to the frozen north to find all the information that can be found about Nivalis.
Objective completed: This looks promising, but who is this Laguzoki guy? Whats his story?
Scaled Yes/No: Yes
(1) Arctic Wolf
(6) Frost Mushroom
(3) Ice Elemental
(4) Ursice Savage
(3) Arctic Wolf - Boss
Frostfyre's Cestus (All Versions)
Frostfyre's Eye (All Versions)
Frostfyre's Orbital Staff (All Versions)
Access to Icy Beginnings (Shop)
True Mortal: We must find out all we can about Nivalis, <Character>.
True Mortal: In order to fight an enemy, one must first KNOW his enemy. We know quite a bit about Isathaara, but we have next to nothing regarding Nivalis.
True Mortal: It is imperative we find more information.
<Character>: I agree, but I haven't even HEARD of an Ice Giant until I first saw Nivalis.
True Mortal: Indeed, however, in my travels I met someone who might be able to give us a lead.
*A blue droplet from an elixir True Mortal holds rises from its vial and enlarges to reveal a clear image of a vastly hooded warmage.*
True Mortal: Greetings.
???: What do you seek... Guardian?
True Mortal: We need information on the Ice Giants.
???: The children of Frostfyre?
???: The name the Ice Giants take upon themselves. It is said to refer to the first and greatest of Ice Giants.
???: As I understand it, it also is the name for a special kind of fire. But that is... from notes scrawled on the margins of old pages.
<Character>: Nivalis the Ice Giant seeks Isathaara. We know his plan is to destroy Lore with ice, but beyond that we are lost.
<Character>: We need to seek out any information we can find that might help us find the key to stopping him.
???: The lore of the Ice Giants is ancient... Whatever is known certainly is.
???: It is my understanding that once there were great numbers of Ice Giants, but what happened to them is a mystery.
???: I have read old text saying that there was once a great war against them. A great many races were allied against them.
???: After that they seem to disappear from history.
<Character>: Is there anything else you can tell me? What happened to them? If I even knew where they went, that would be helpful.
???: So far as I know, they were driven to the extreme north... That is the best information I can give you.
???: There was once a great body of information, but most of it has gone missing or perhaps been destroyed over the centuries.
<Character>: What was the cause of the war?
???: That is lost lore. To find it, you would have to either seek the Library of the Lost...
???: ... which is impractical at best, or to find a living Ice Giant, which seems unlikely.
<Character>: Is there anything more you can tell us about them?
???: Most of the lore is lost or destroyed, but you may ask and I will tell what little there is to know.
<Character>: What were the giants like?
???: What few records survive indicate that they were extremely warlike. They were a proud tribal people.
???: I understand that they were also raiders, often striking costal villages and taking what they needed.
???: To be honest, this is not completely clear... I have come across other evidence that they were farmers and hunters....
<Character>: Were they often in conflict with other races?
???: As I said, I kenned them to be raiders. There is a chance that their victims soon tired of the raids and thus they came into conflict.
???: I would assume that this did mean there were frequent eruptions of hostility.
???: All that was long ago, however.
<Character>: Were they intensely magical?
???: That is difficult to say. There is word that among them were the occasional Elementalist.
???: I am not certain if this appears throughout the race, or in any single clan. I have heard rumours, but nothing definitive.
<Character>: Have any Ice Giants been seen, besides Nivalis?
???: There have been occasional reports and wayfarers' tales of what might be encounters with them...
???: ... but these reports are largely dismissed as tall tales.
<Character>: Do you have any clue where they might be living?
???: No, but there were some records of an Ice Giant village... shortly before their exile...
???: ... that existed in the region somewhat farther north of the Ruins of Bask.
???: Mayhap you should start there.
*Fades to black. Moments after the warmage severed communication, you find yourself in a grim, but beautiful snowy forest, searching for traces of the Ice Giant's culture. While hiking, you find a hut with a small farm and a sleeping ice wolf in a tent. An extremely pale man comes out to welcome you.*
Laguzoki: Welcome, <Character>. I have consulted the bones, and knew you were coming.
Laguzoki: Please, come inside. I have much to tell you, and you MUST accept the hospitality of my home.
*Fades to black.*
DC Loot Shop - Opens Icy Beginnings (Shop)
Pop-up headlines during the quest:
"When you get closer to this odd tree, you're filled with a very soothing feeling."
"You are healed!"
Note: The blue mushrooms in a branch-covered part of the forest can heal you when clicked on. It is a one time heal.
< Message edited by Jay -- 9/29/2021 2:03:56 >