| Queen of Swordhaven
Location: Sulen'Eska -> Up Right -> 2 Up Left -> 4 Right -> Mritha -> New Quests -> Visit Kara -> Kara SuLema -> Quests -> Queen of Swordhaven
Level/Quest/Items required: Completion of Are Rocks Evil?
Release Date: September 8th, 2017
Objective: As you make haste to escort the wounded king to Sulen'Eska, other events are taking place.
Objective completed: Glares galore!
Scaled Yes/No: No
Experience rewarded: 0
Gold rewarded: 0
*Kara and Mritha meet with Taivas Hyle and another wind elf to assess recent events that have transpired while you attended the gala.*
Kara SuLema: ...Good. Thank you kindly for your report.
Kara SuLema: If we-
*Niki arrives at the scene to meet with Kara who happens to be conveniently expecting her.*
Kara SuLema: Ah, Niki! I've been waiting for you...
Kara SuLema: How is the situation with the Clawkin? Are they well protected?
Niki: As much as they can be. I've been helping Bajacu' with relocating, as the forests around are no longer safe.
Niki: Most of them have been moved to the new Freedom Camp.
Niki: As for the rest... we had to travel southwest from here...
Kara SuLema: Over Fury territory?
Kara SuLema: Niki... you should've come to me with this decision. Fury jungles are not safest places for the Clawkin.
Niki: I'm... sorry, Kara. We had no choice. Bajacu' agreed with this decision.
Kara SuLema: Hmm... I cannot put aside Bacaju's wisdom lightly...
Kara SuLema: Very well then. I trust you both. You mentioned the new Freedom Camp?
Mritha: We've found a place for it. The Free Dravir Council approved setting it up in Fairglade.
Kara SuLema: That... is indeed a very good place for it. Mritha, please make sure that we have an ambassador in the camp.
Kara SuLema: I'm sure you must be exhausted Niki, please feel free to-
Svera: Lady Kara!!!
Kara SuLema: What is the matter, Svera?
Svera: <Character> and Melissa have returned from the gala... With the king... wounded!
Kara SuLema: Great Gales! Prepare the medical tent! This is of the highest priority!
*While the medical tent is being prepared by King Alteon for him to recuperate in, Tipu and Ahimsa are mounted on two griffins with golden-trimmed head covering while Jaania prepares to mount on hers for a trip while Amadeus checks on her.*
Amadeus: My Lady, when would you estimate your return?
Jaania: A few weeks from now, at the most.
Amadeus: Who will-
Amadeus: Very well.
*Jaania continues to prepare for the trip while looking at Amadeus from the side as a thought enters her head.*
Jaania: What is he doing now?
Amadeus: Surveying the castle for damages and dealing with the remaining golems.
Jaania: Keep an eye on him. Just in case.
*Amadeus closes his eyes and reluctantly accepts Jaania's order.*
Jaania: Have Z study one of the golems, please. I expect results when I'm back.
Amadeus: Yes, my Lady.
Jaania: Time to see what this Fissure is all about.
*Jaania turns around to find that a furious Princess Victoria has arrived at the balcony.*
Jaania: Princess Victoria... greetings. I'm glad to see that you are alright. I haven't yet had the chance to-
Princess Victoria: Why have you announced to the people that my father has been kidnapped?! You had no right-
Jaania: It was the right thing to do. People have to know-
Princess Victoria: He wasn't kidnapped!!
*Jaania starts to get confused.*
Jaania: My sources tell me otherwise.
Princess Victoria: Then your sources are wrong!!
Princess Victoria: I was.... I...
Jaania: You were... what?
*Victoria, despite her reluctance to tell Jaania her side of the claim in detail, answers right away.*
Princess Victoria: I was there when it happened!
*Jaania and Amadeus both turn stern, but the latter's glare was colder while Jaania was keen to listen.*
Jaania: I see.
Jaania: Can you tell me what happened, then?
Princess Victoria: <Character>...
*Jaania's glare turns stern once again when she notices Victoria is at a loss of words.*
Princess Victoria: My father has been injured! By these things! That YOU lead into the castle!! <Character> has taken him... has...
Jaania: Where did he/she take the King?
Princess Victoria: I... I couldn-
*She looks down at the ground with a saddened look on her face, but she looks at Jaania calmly to give a straight answer.*
Princess Victoria: I don't know.
Jaania: I'm having a hard time understanding. If the King was injured, why has <Character> taken him? Why not call for help? Why didn't you stop him/her?
Princess Victoria: That woma-I...
Jaania: *thinking* Woman? Kara...?
Princess Victoria: The point is, my father was not kidnapped. He was taken... to... someone who will... help him!
Princess Victoria: I trust <Character>!
*Jaania and Victoria glare coldly at each other while Amadeus looks at the former, expecting a response. Jaania closes her eyes for she is not willing to quarrel with a member of the royal family.*
Jaania: I see... I will not question your judgement. Thank you for telling me this.
Jaania: I will settle these things, on my end, when I'm back.
Princess Victoria: Are you... leaving?
Princess Victoria: To where?
Jaania: To see exactly why a foreign kingdom would attack us.
Princess Victoria: You mean attack you...
Jaania: I'll be off now.
Princess Victoria: ...
Jaania: Farewell... Queen Victoria.
Princess Victoria: P-pardon?
Amadeus: The King is absent and Princess Brittany, who's the next in line, is in no condition to rule over Swordhaven.
Amadeus: It's the law... my... Queen.
*Jaania mounts on her griffin and she, Tipu, and Ahimsa take off into the skies, leaving the shocked Victoria to let the sudden transfer in power to her sink in. Meanwhile, back in Sulen'Eska, King Alteon is resting peacefully in the medical tent while you've just concluded telling Kara about the events at the gala that led up to Alteon getting injured.*
<Character>: Sooooo... that's about it.
Kara SuLema: ...
<Character>: I told you it was gonna go wrong.
Kara SuLema: I... wouldn't ever have anticipated it going THIS way, though.
Kara SuLema: Svera, do we have any information about this Magesterium?
Svera: I'm afraid not.
<Character>: Is Danyel still around? Maybe he can shed some light on this subject.
Kara SuLema: I will have to consult the wind...
Kara SuLema: Right now, we need to focus on more immediate matters.
Kara SuLema: Which are the King's health, well being, and his adjustment to these... new surroundings he will find once he wakes up.
Kara SuLema: Don't think I'm not grateful, <Character>... but it was very risky bringing the King here.
<Character>: I know...
Melissa: I made the most sound tactical decision, given the position we were in!
Kara SuLema: Please, do not think I am blaming anyone! It's absolutely fine.
Niki: Wouldn't... people think that the King was kidnapped?
<Character>: The thought occurred, yes!
Kara SuLema: What's done is done... there is no point on dwelling on it. Now, we must make sure the King is given all the care that he needs.
Kara SuLema: Svera, please bring Elanee here.
Svera: At once!
*Meanwhile, in the Ivory Tower, Amadeus and Z examine the fallen Magi Guard on a hard stone table. Z becomes enthusiastic by the chance to examine the golem.*
Z: This simply MARVELOUS!!!
Z: Such craftsmanship!
Z: This is totally my aesthetic!
Z: Aaaaaah! Looook!! My hands are trembling!
Amadeus: Will you be able to learn something from it?
Z: Ooohoohoho, absolutely!!!
Z: Make sure to bring me this mana person Jaania has spoken about as well!!!!
Amadeus: Certainly. I will leave you to it, then.
*The standoffish messanger in Manahunter armor who previously delivered a message to Jaania arrives to deliver yet a new one to Amadeus.*
???: Emissary Amadeus, sir.
Amadeus: Yes, Tessa?
Tessa: General Akanthus is asking for you.
*Amadeus coldly glares at him without turning his head around.*
Amadeus: At once.
*He approaches Akanthus whose back is turned when the former arrives.*
Amadeus: You've called for me...?
Akanthus: Why were they here?
Akanthus: Why was the Magesterium here?
Amadeus: From what I've gathered, they don't want Jaania to interfere with something.
Akanthus: Which is?
Amadeus: I cannot disclose this information.
*Akanthus did not say anything for a brief, but it was crystal clear that he was dissatisfied by Amadeus's answer.*
Akanthus: Amadeus, do you value your position?
*Amadeus does not answer. Instead, he glares at him.*
Akanthus: Have you forgotten I can see through your illusions?
Akanthus: Who you really are is none of my concern, as I have told you. In truth, I don't know and I don't care.
Akanthus: All I care about is for you to give me information I desire.
Akanthus: And what I desire right now... is what the Magesterium REALLY wants from Jaania.
*Amadeus continues to glare, but he finally caves in and gives Akanthus his proper response.*
Amadeus: Jaania has left to investigate the Fissure, a very old phenomenon south of Kaer Sierra.
Amadeus: At first she believed it to be a giant geyser of raw mana. But as of yesterday, she's not so sure anymore.
Amadeus: This is why she has been so openly attacked by these people from Azaveyr.
Akanthus: The Fissure...
Akanthus: This is... intriguing.
Amadeus: From the way you asked... you know of them, correct?
Akanthus: You could say that. I cam here to escape the Magesterium's grasp.
*Amadeus glares at him again only for Akanthus to glare back with his thinly veiled green sea eyes.*
Akanthus: From now on, I want to know everything Jaania does... regarding the Fissure.
Amadeus: As you wish...
*Fades to black.*
< Message edited by Jay -- 11/17/2019 16:44:46 >