Location: Are Rocks Evil?, First Halo, Divine Judgement, The Forum, Heroes, The Proclamation, Song in Our Hearts, Out of Control
Are Rocks Evil?
??? (1): The link has been broken. We've lost visual contact. Such a shame...
??? (2): We have lost two.
??? (3): That simply means two positions are now open.
??? (4): That's very true.
??? (5): What now?
??? (6): Prepare the Proclamation, of course.
??? (7): Are we sure about that?
??? (8): There's no choice.
??? (8): We have started a war.
??? (1): A war? With the Proclamations, it's not adequate to even call it a war.
??? (2): Rightly so.
??? (3): It's about time we expanded our empire...
Magester: Take this bag to the Seym. I want to try purifying with raw mana.
Magester: Such a mess. This entire delivery of salt is contaminated. Throw it into the ocean. I'll deal with the woman.
Magester: We are the closest to the God. The Shapeless. We do its bidding. That's all you need to know.
??? (1): *Angry retort*, ??? (2): *Muffled shouting*, ??? (3): *Mild response*, ??? (4): *Barely audible muttering*, ??? (5): *Heated arguing*
??? (6): —clamation is almost ready—
??? (6): What is the meaning of this interruption?
??? (7): Interesting., ??? (6): How rude!, ??? (8): We are in the middle of—
??? (9): Out with it then!, ??? (10): What are they wearing?, ??? (11): Who is this Hero?, ??? (12): Who authorized this Hero?, ??? (13): What could be so important?
??? (14): Falconreach?, ??? (15): Savage!, ??? (16): Hero?, ??? (17): Is that north of—, ??? (18): Of where?
??? (19): Can you not deal with your own issues?, ??? (20): What kind of Hero is this?, ??? (21): Who authorized this Hero? Somebody answer me!, ??? (22): How impertinent!, ??? (23): How unclean!
??? (24): Where is Falconreach?, ??? (25): How uncouth!, ??? (26): Why should we entertain this?, ??? (27): This is highly unusual., ??? (28): Who let this savage in?, ??? (29): Get him/her out of here!
??? (14): Dragon!, ??? (15): How can this be?, ??? (16): They remain?!, ??? (17): Destroy it!, ??? (18): Curious.
??? (30): Get me out of here!, ??? (31): Hold on a second!, ??? (32): Heresy!, ??? (33): Savages!, ??? (34): Blasphemy!, ??? (35): Capture them!, ??? (36): Is this a plot from the Rose?
??? (37): Guards!
??? (37): Guards!
??? (38): Destruction of property!, ??? (39): Don't be stupid!, ??? (40): Hold on a second.
??? (37): Seize them!
??? (41): Spy!, ??? (42): Learn our vulnerabilities?, ??? (43): Let's hear him/her out!, ??? (44): The dragons remain?, ??? (18): We can't let them escape!, ??? (45): Wait a moment—
Magester: Useless! I'll do it myself!
??? (46): Enough!, ??? (47): Cease!
??? (19): So. The dragons persist on the other continent., ??? (20): Stop the fighting!, ??? (21): This savage isn't worth it!, ??? (22): Let him/her speak!, ??? (23): Give him/her his/her audience!
??? (41): Working with uncivilized folk?, ??? (42): Out of the question., ??? (43): Our plans are already in motion., ??? (44): What if we want to help?, ??? (18): Only if we approve subsection D, part 4—, ??? (45): I voted against it!
??? (48): This could prove useful., ??? (49): A vote!, ??? (50): It's only fair!, ??? (51): You've had your evidence!, ??? (52): We need more evidence!, ??? (53): Call a vote!
??? (54): Guide our deliberation, Shapeless!
??? (55): <Character>, Hero of Falconreach. By divine decree of the Shapeless, the Magesterium has voted and made judgement most fair.
??? (56): You are not to be punished for your actions in Ull and surrounding countryside.
??? (57): You are not to be punished for the destruction of property and the assault of a Magester.
??? (55): Silence.
??? (58): You are not to be punished for harboring a dragon.
??? (59): We will not aid you or your resistance in your troubles with the Rose.
??? (55): Our own plans are already in motion.
??? (56): They do not concern, nor require, your presence.
??? (57): However.
??? (58): You are welcome to stay. Explore our glorious Empire.
??? (59): Perhaps you will learn something of true civilization to bring back to your heathen lands.
??? (60): We are in a time of Celebration, after all!
Magester (1): We received word that activity has picked up recently around Outpost Yeden.
Magester (2): Again? Is it the interference of the R-
Magester (1): Please excuse us, <Character>. In the Shapeless Empire, it is considered impolite to eavesdrop.
Magester: Enjoy your visit.
Citizen: Shapeless watch over you.
Magester (1): Please pardon our intrusion, <Character>, Vesela.
Magester (2): You are a registered hero, correct, <Character>?
Magester (1): You are required for a heroic mission.
Magester (2): A group of bandits has been waylaying travellers and disrupting the flow of goods in the Empire. Innocent lives and livelihoods are at stake.
Magester (1): You will not be alone in this endeavor. As a mission, other heroes will join you, and you will be accompanied by a scout golem.
Magester (1): The final focus point is in place.
Magester (2): The Proclamation is ready to be cast alongside the Harvest.
Magester (3): The skies of Nieboheim will be lit for all to behold.
Magester (4): Bring up the map of the focus points.
Magester (5): That's all of them accounted for. Exquisite.
Magester (6): Where does the Shapeless request our first move?
Magester (7): Over here, perhaps?
Magester (8): No, that should be saved for last. Remember, this is just giving her a taste, a warning.
Magester (9): Here.
Magester (9): It's sufficiently isolated, yet inhabited. Lives will be lost, but word of the cataclysm will spread further into the continent...
Magester (9): ... while the area and its population suffer fewer damages than a more densely populated area.
Magester (10): It is a perfect location.
Magester (10): The Shapeless does not object.
Magesters (together): The Shapeless does not object.
Magesters (together): Let the Harvest begin!
???: And so, our visitor finds her/himself at an impasse.
Magester: If only you had left a little sooner. It wouldn't have had to be so... messy.
Magester: Stop you? Me?
Magester: By the Shapeless, no. The gates of Nieboheim are doing a well enough job of that.
Magester: But you seem so distressed.
Magester: The sacrifices are criminals. Those who broke our laws, <Character>.
Magester: They are being punished as any would be, regardless of standing or place in society.
Magester: One may argue that the punishment outweighs many crimes.
Magester: Yet...by committing even a minor offence, they are opposing the word of the Shapeless. And in itself that is the greatest crime of all.
Magester: As one would imagine, this results in a surprisingly low recidivism rate.
Magester: As there should be. Are they not having a good time? Are they not learning a very valuable lesson?
Magester: The people here are happy, foreign hero.
Magester: They want for little, and are content in their safety.
Magester: You are seeking suffering where there is none, <Character>. Make of our customs what you will, but what do you intend?
Magester: To slay the masses of innocents before you clash against their god?
Magester: No, I doubt that is something that you will do. As surely that would be an even greater injustice in your eyes.
Magester: Perhaps in the distant future, some day, you may return to foment unrest in our city.
Magester: And when that day comes, your ignorance will no longer shield you from the judgement of the Shapeless.
Magester: But for now, I believe you wished to leave our fair city? I am sorry, but the gates will not open for you.
Magester: The Rose, yes. Well. Our own plans are in motion, and you... You've seen what you do not yet fully comprehend.
Magester: And it is too much to allow you to return to your Land of Dragons just yet.
Magester: And even if you make your way through the gates, you will find that we, the Magesterium, control access to and from the city.
Magester: The bridge will not hold, and you will fall to certain doom.
Magester: By the Shapeless, no. We are not savages. We only intend to delay you until whatever information you've gathered is... past its usefulness.
Magester: You're resourceful. I'm sure we can't contain you forever.
Magester: But if there is an unfortunate accident... well, such is the will of the Shapeless.
Song in Our Hearts
Magester (1): It's closed?
Magester (2): Forcibly.
Magester (3): How did that happen?
Magester (4): Was the floating city outside of our calculations?
Magester (5): The floating city?
Magester (6): Was it Jaania?
Magester (7): Regardless, Rose activity near the Fissure has not ceased.
Magester (8): The opposite, in fact.
Magester (1): They trespass!
Magester (2): What of Outpost Yeden?
Magester (3): Still undiscovered. More close calls though.
Magester (5): Then there must be a bigger message.
Magester (4): One that cannot be ignored.
Magester (9): The Shapeless wills it.
Out of Control
Magester (1): A worrisome development., Magester (2): Yet the Rose has retreated from the Fissure., Magester (3): Sabotage!
Magester (4): The results are beneficial for now, but the long term status is unacceptable!, Magester (5): This was supposed to be a siege, not a massacre!
Magester (6): The effects will go beyond their lands if we do not act., Magester (7): Who cares about some barbarians?, Magester (8): Who would have had the knowledge to disrupt our control?
Magester (9): We must end the Proclamation prematurely., Magester (10): The Shapeless is infuriated!
Magester (11): The Shapeless does not will us to destroy all of Lore!, Magester (12): We must regain control.
Magester (13): The Shapeless wills that we must send a diplomatic party to regain control of the rifts.
Magester (14): Diplomatic? Are we insane? We have just declared war!
Magester (15): Yet if we do not clean up our oversight, we will find all of Lore to be consumed in the ensuing chaos.
Magester (16): The Shapeless wills the deployment of a Golden Hand Division to Swordhaven for the purpose of readjusting control of the Proclamation.
Magester (3, 17-20) (in unison): The Shapeless does not!
Magester (21-26) (in unison): The Shapeless wills it!
Male Magesters wear black robes, while female Magesters wear white robes.
Also See: Magesterium, Meek Magester, Niedamir / Annoyed Magester
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