| A New Discovery
Location: The Shears -> Up -> Right -> 2 Up Right -> Into the building -> Left -> Up -> Sir Leon -> Quests -> Sanctuary's Return -> A New Discovery
Level/Quest/Items required: Completion of Oculus Tower
Release Date: March 24th, 2017
Objective: Leon received a letter addressed to you. Explore and find out what Akanthus' henchmen are up to.
Objective completed: Who's that ragged man covered in Rose-made bracelets and chains?
Scaled Yes/No: Yes
(1) Dirt Beetle
(1) Forest Fury
(6) Rose Researcher
Warding Girdle (All Versions)
Access to Discovery Loot for DCs
*Loads Sir Leon as Friend A at the start of the quest. Leon sits at a table in the Shears reading a troubling letter. He seems to be terribly worried, sadly.*
Leon: Seven hundred and forty gold for archery supplies? No, no, that can't possibly be right...
???: Sir Leon!
Leon: <Character>! Good to see you!
<Character>: Same to you! How are things?
Leon: I might as well turn myself in to The Rose at this point.
<Character>: ... That bad?
Leon: No, but the logistics of maintaining a functioning would-be army would almost convince me.
Leon: How can I help?
<Character>: You sent me a letter. Is something up?
Leon: Ah, that. You would better have a look at the answer yourself.
*Leon removes a blue rag from the object in order to have you get a closer look at it. The object is a bundle of bracelets manufactured by the Rose to shackle the magical creatures, but it is not its usual color. It is, instead, a sickly green, which starts to confuse you.*
<Character>: Just Rose Bracelets? Although they look sort of different...
Leon: They are.
Leon: A letter came with them when they appeared at The Shears which I suggest you read. It's addressed to you.
*Leon shows you the mentioned letter for you to see yourself. You begin to read it out loud.*
<Character>: To the Hero of Falconreach, <Character>.
<Character>: I have important knowledge in your quest to relay.
<Character>: I have stumbled upon what I believe to be something that may help shed light...
<Character>: ... on the nature of some of Akanthus', the military branch of the Rose's General, plots and potentially more.
<Character>: As proof of my claim, you have before you a pair of Rose Bracelets made for creatures not magical in nature, but entirely natural:
<Character>: Gorrilaphant Bracelets. I believe they were made in a secret outpost of The Rose hidden in a remote location.
<Character>: Please. Come to the coordinates indicated below. There, you shall see.
<Character>: Do you think it's a trap?
Leon: Your guess is as good as mine. I checked the coordinates on the map, but it doesn't lead to any known Rose outposts or towns.
Leon: Just an area just shy of the coast to the West. There is nothing there that I know of.
<Character>: Well, I guess if Akanthus is involved... we can't miss the chance. Show the way!
*You and Sir Leon travel to an area in an isolated forest that the coordinates enclosed described, but there is no sign of the Rose anywhere in plain sight. The seemingly deceptive dead end disappointed you.*
<Character>: You weren't kidding when you said there wasn't anything here, were you?
Leon: Well... this is definitely the place.
*Leon rereads the letter and the coordinates with a stern look on his face. He looks around his surroundings in the forest, but every simple attempt to find anything out of the ordinary has proven to be fruitless.*
Leon: It doesn't look like anyone or anything is here.
Leon: What a long way to come for n-
*The sound of something made of metal suddenly echoes through the forest. Leon turns around to face the opposite direction, back, and around again to discover that you have suddenly vanished abruptly after the noise dies out.*
*Leon's eyes widened significantly, startled by your voice coming from behind that boulder, but he quickly calms down once he realizes it is you.*
<Character>: I don't suggest leaning onto the boulder, given that it's some kind of an illusion...
Leon: An illusion?
<Character>: Yep. Oh, and there's a hole under it too. I kinda learned the hard way.
Leon: How deep is it? Can you see anything down there?
<Character>: A pair of large metal doors with a Rose insignia on them.
Leon: That has to be the hidden outpost! Can you open them?
<Character>: They're slightly opened already.
Leon: Then either someone must have come through recently...
<Character>: ... Or someone's expecting a visit?
Leon: More or less.
<Character>: Alright, I am going in. Stay here and keep an eye out...
Leon: ... And miss out on all the action?
Leon: I am a man of action as much as tactics, <Character>! Hold on. I am coming down with you.
*Fades to black. Both you and Leon infiltrate the secretive facility. Everywhere you go, more and more of the sickly green bracelets are created and creatures that are hardly close to magical are shackled, deepening the unsettling mystery. Sir Leon is the first to enter a room in the facility where bars made of sickly green energy are obscuring the sight of an imprisoned individual, but the bars disappear, revealing him before Leon's eyes. The man in rags is in a sleeplike state and is apparently broken. The sight of him shocks Leon.*
Leon: ... What is this?!
<Character>: Sir Leon! Wait up!
*You enter the room at once to catch up with him shortly after the discovery.*
<Character>: That last group was bigger than the last. I think they're starting to-
*You catch sight of the broken man as well, putting you in a state of both disbelief and astonishment.*
<Character>: Who... is this guy?
Leon: I have no idea. He was locked behind some kind of containment... thing... and then it just-
???: ... opened on its very own?
*Both you and Leon turn around in the opposite direction upon hearing a voice that you have not heard in ages.*
???: Isn't it wonderful that we meet again...
*The awful man who made this unexpected greeting turns out to be none other than the Rose Agent you encountered in the dravir camps near Sulen'Eska long ago. He is accompanied by a Manahuntress and a Rose Researcher.*
???: ... <Character>?
*Abruptly cuts to black.*
DC Reward Shop - Opens Discovery Loot for DCs
Chronologically, it is recommended to complete the quest Tournament of Champions Part 2 before beginning this quest.
Thanks to Jorath of quest requirement info.
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