| 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 and Tournament of Champions Part 2 / (Easy)
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.
Sir Leon joins you as Guest A.
*Leon sits at a table in the Shears reading a troubling letter; he seems to be terribly worried.*
Leon: Seven hundred and forty gold for archery supplies?
Leon: 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; it's a bracelet manufactured by the Rose to shackle the magical creatures, but instead of its usual color, it's neon green, which confuses 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 aforementioned letter; you begin to read it aloud.*
<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.
<Character>: 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.
*You pause to process the letter's authenticity.*
<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 Leon travel to an isolated area of a forest as per the enclosed coordinates, but there is no sign of the Rose anywhere; the seemingly dead end disappoints 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 any attempt to find anything out of the ordinary is 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 widen significantly, startled by the voice coming from behind the boulder, but he quickly calms down once he realizes it's 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.
*You collect yourself after falling down the hidden entrance.*
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.
<Character>: 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>!
Leon: Hold on. I am coming down with you.
*You and Leon infiltrate the Rose research facility, battling various Rose soldiers, Rose Researchers, and shackled creatures along the way, until you find a room in which an unconscious man is shackled and imprisoned.*
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 shackled man as well, putting you in a state of 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 a long while.*
???: Isn't it wonderful that we meet again...
*The 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>?
*Scene cuts to black.*
DC Reward Shop - opens Discovery Loot for DCs shop.
Thanks to Jorath for quest requirement information.
< Message edited by Jay -- 1/8/2023 5:45:26 >