| Return to Lymcrest
Location: Falconreach (Book 3) -> Ash -> Quests -> Six Heroes -> Return to Lymcrest
Level/Quest/Items required: None
Release Date: April 7th, 2017
Objective: Find out what happened to the mining town of Lymcrest!
Objective completed: Falwynn has joined you... as your new apprentice?!
Scaled Yes/No: No
Experience rewarded: 0
Gold rewarded: 0
Falwynn's Lucky Rock
*You enter Lim's makeshift shop to find him tinkering with some kind of silver device. He appears to be slightly frustrated with how his progress is turning out thus far.*
Lim: ... NO! It's not enough!
Lim: If I were to build a machine that could extract determination...
Lim: ...and solidify it into physical, crystalline form...
Lim: I would have to work with better materials. Purer metals, for one thing.
<Character>: Well, where would we get that?
Lim: In the past, I used to recieve metal shipments directly from the town of Lymcrest.
Lim: Undyte, Papyrite-you name it.
Lim: I assume you've heard of it?
<Character>: Of course! I used to-
Lim: Yes, yes, very interesting.
Lim: In any case, I haven't heard from them in ages. And I want YOU to go figure out why.
<Character>: For what reason?
Lim: For SCIENCE, of course!
Lim: Find out why those shipments have stopped coming in.
Lim: You won't find purer earth metals anywhere else!
*Fades to black. You make your way through the taiga landscape from Falconreach to the vastly familiar dwarf statue in the distance, signifying that you have arrived albeit exhaustively.*
<Character>: I can't believe he made me trek all the way out here...
*You look both left and right just to make sure you have arrived at the proper location for even the statue alone is not enough to ease your skepticism.*
<Character>: This should be the spot... I think?
<Character>: Where is everyone?
*Not long after you have arrived at the outskirts of Lymcrest, Doug Digg came as well to humbly greet you.*
Doug Digg: How ya doin'? We don't get too many visitors 'round these parts.
Doug Digg: Hmm? Do I know ya?
Doug Digg: Wait...<Character>?
Doug Digg: Haha, it's been too long!
Doug Digg: What brings you to Lymcrest?
<Character>: Wait...this is Lymcrest?!
Doug Digg: Hmm... you should come along to my place.
Doug Digg: We've got some catching up to do!
*Fades to black. Fades back in to depict you and Doug sitting at a round table conversing while enjoying your wooden mugs of a fizzy beverage together.*
Doug Digg: So, Lim sent you, huh? Figures that shut-in wouldn't have heard anythin' about us!
Doug Digg: But man! Frozen for so many years!
<Character>: What exactly... happened to this place?
Doug Digg: Ah, well, I s'pose things have changed a bit since the Rose came along.
Doug Digg: They harvested a lot of our resources a while back.
<Character>: And what'd they do with it?
Doug Digg: Some stuff they considered 'dangerous,' so they sealed it away somewhere.
Doug Digg: Other stuff, they took for 'emselves.
*Pans slightly to depict a mallet and some kind of cane in the corner of the room. Both are next to the round table.*
Doug Digg: Soon afterwards, all the remainin' miners left, too. Didn't think there was anything left to mine.
Doug Digg: The town's been empty ever since.
<Character>: Oh. I'm sorry to hear that...
Doug Digg: No, no-don't worry, <Character>.
Doug Digg: People think Lymcrest is all but barren at this point.
Doug Digg: But what they don't realize...is that we've got all the resources we could ever need, right here.
Doug Digg: All we've gotta do...is dig a little deeper.
???: Are you two having fun?
*A kind, mild-mannered female dwarf with pinkish-violet hair and eyes enters the room with a quiet, but pleasant look on her face.*
Doug Digg: Oh, I don't believe ya'll two have met!
Doug Digg: This is Lyra, my beautiful wife!
Lyra: It's a pleasure!
<Character>: You're married?!
Doug Digg: Of course!
Doug Digg: You didn't meet her all those years ago 'cause she was on some envoy missions for the Dwarven Kingdoms.
Doug Digg: She's an important person, y'know!
Lyra: Oh, stop~
Doug Digg: Come to think of it, our daughter should be home soon, too!
*At that moment, you hear someone open the door from the left side of the room.*
*Pans to the left side to reveal that Doug's and Lyra's daughter is actually Falwynn whom you had met in Swordhaven some weeks earlier.*
Falwynn: Sorry...I kinda broke your crossbow again...
Doug Digg: Don't worry about it, sweetheart! We'll get it fixed up in a jiffy.
*She glares across the room when she suddenly sees you in her general direction. Her eyes widen in deep surprise, only for you to return that expression to her. Falwynn clearly did not expect to see you again so soon, let alone in Doug's and Lyra's residence.*
Falwynn: I...uh...fancy meeting you here!
Doug Digg: You know my daughter?
<Character>: Ehhhhhh?! Your daughter?!
*Not long after the mugs were empty and moved from a table, a bowl of oranges is placed in the center of the table whilst Falwynn takes a seat herself, still disturbed by your unexpected prescene.*
Doug Digg: So...you're probably wonderin' how I have a daughter, and why she's not a dwarf!
<Character>: To put it bluntly... Yes. Very much yes.
Doug Digg: Well, it all started about sixteen years ago...
*Flashes white for about a second before it disappears to depict a flashback of Doug Digg's past where he is seen wearing protective gear fit for mining.*
Lyra: My husband was the foreman of an ambitious project at the time.
Lyra: He was in charge of widening a tunnel between the Dwarven Kingdoms and the surface.
Lyra: Had it been successful, it would've opened up a new world of commerce...literally!
Doug Digg: Well, ya see, that's when the first...incidents started happening.
Doug Digg: With the elements.
Lyra: Soon it was deemed too dangerous to continue the project.
Doug Digg: And after that...well, you know the rest.
Doug Digg: But anyway!
Doug Digg: I was busy discussin' the schematics of the tunnel one day, when I heard a cryin' sound comin' from the forest nearby.
Doug Digg: And wouldn't ya know it! Someone had left a baby alone in the bushes!
*Flashes white once again for a brief moment to return to the present where the remininscing is currently taking place.*
Lyra: I remember, she had the cubbiest cheeks...!
Doug Digg: A'course, one thing led to another.
Doug Digg: We kept waitin' for her real parents to come back, of course.
Doug Digg: But no one would claim her. And people just kept movin' out of Lymcrest.
*Falwynn looks down at the wooden floor, feeling understandably embarrassed.*
Lyra: So eventually...we took her in for ourselves!
Doug Digg: And it was the best decision of our lives!
<Character>: How come I've never heard of her until now?
Lyra: Oh, she was running around all over the place back then.
Lyra: We couldn't get her to stay still.
Doug Digg: And once things started getting worse, with Xan an' all, I sent her off with Lyra.
Doug Digg: But enough of that! Now, who wants pie?
*Fades to black. Presumably, everyone at the table each shared a pie through through the rest of the day until night came. Fades back in to depict you and the dwarven couple moments after everyone stepped outside the house.*
<Character>: Looks like you two have it pretty good here!
Doug Digg: I can't complain! It's all I'd ever ask for.
Doug Digg: But...umm...
Doug Digg: We have a favor to ask of you, <Character>.
Lyra: Take Falwynn with you.
*Falwynn is nearby fixing her father's broken crossbow at a stocked forge that is right next to the house. The fireplace illuminates the surrounding area. You, Doug, and Lyra watch Falwynn while you take in the favor that the dwarven couple have asked of you.*
Doug Digg: We know it's sudden, but...
Doug Digg: She's been real excited ever since she came back from that tournament in Swordhaven.
Doug Digg: Well, not before me and Lyra gave her a stern talking-to, a'course.
Doug Digg: But...it made us realize. We can't provide for her here anymore.
Doug Digg: Supplies are running low, and dwarves...well, we can survive on rocks.
Lyra: Lymcrest...and the underground in general...
Lyra: It's not right for her. Not enough.
Lyra: She needs to go out and see the world.
<Character>: But...are you sure this is the best-?
Lyra: It is. We've had a lot of time to think it over.
Doug Digg: And with all the travellin' she's been doin', it only cemented our decision.
<Character>: Isn't there anyone else? I mean, I'm not exactly the safest person to be around...
Lyra: No one else comes to mind.
Doug Digg: And after what you did and Warlic did for us, we'd trust either of ya.
Lyra: So please...will you consider it?
<Character>: I...I wouldn't even know where to start...
*Doug and Lyra look down on the ground with saddened looks on their faces, fearing that you might not want to honor their request. You take notice and watch Falwynn work at the forge again before finishing your answer.*
<Character>: But...if you're determined...
<Character>: Then...it'd be an honor.
Lyra: Thank you.
Doug Digg: Falwynn, sweetie? Cookie bear?
Falwynn: Dad! Look, I fixed the crossbow up-
Lyra: Honey? Listen to your father.
Doug Digg: Your mother and I...well, we've decided...
Doug Digg: We want ya to go with <Character>.
Lyra: It's just... we think that-
Falwynn: You mean...like on an adventure?
*Doug and Lyra exchange looks with each other while Falywnn starts to get excited over the possibility of going with you.*
Falwynn: Awww, YES! WHOO!
Falwynn: I'll...I'll finally get to go out and see the world!
Falwynn: Oh, thank you so much, Mom and Dad!
Falwynn: Thank you, thank you!
*Fades to black briefly before fading back in to depict Falwynn next to the forge to say goodbye to Lyra. Doug, on the other hand, turns to you with faith that you'll keep your promise well.*
Doug Digg: Remember, <Character>. You gotta take care of her.
Doug Digg: We trust you on this.
<Character>: I'll do my best!
*Fades to black. Meanwhile, back in Falconreach, Lim lies on his back in his makeshift shop, staring boredly at his volt-bursting orbs, waiting for you to return with answers regarding his shipping.*
Lim: *thinking* What is TAKING <Character> so long?!
*Fades to black*
Chronologically, it is recommended to complete the quest Tournament of Champions Part 2 before beginning this quest.
Thanks to Gabriel Castro for Next Up quest link.
< Message edited by Jay -- 7/24/2019 22:17:14 >