| The Obsidian Tomb
Location: Pelekoa -> Right -> Right Up -> Right -> Right Up -> Archaeologist -> Obsidian Tomb
Level/Quest/Items required: Completion of Tea For Three
Release Date: May 19th, 2018
Objective: Let's hear out the archaeologist!
Objective completed: He's still shouting, as you walk away.
Scaled Yes/No: No
Experience rewarded: 0
Gold rewarded: 0
*You and the Archaeologist gather around a campfire near several petrified inhabitants and a stone hill that leads to the view of a volcano. The latter is strangely enthusiastic to meet you.*
Archaeologist: So tell me, <Class>, hwhat brings you to this island?
<Character>: Oh, I'm just exploring. I'm on my way to the western continent, Azaveyr.
Archaeologist: Oh, hwhat a coincidence! I, too, hwas heading over there! Months ago...
Archaeologist: You see, I stumbled upon this island on the hway, and I hwas just simply mesmerized! I stayed here ever since! Alone!
<Character>: It is really beautiful!
Archaeologist: As beautiful as it is sad. An entire city, along hwith its inhabitants... snuffed out in an instant... and preserved in obsidian.
Archaeologist: Have you noticed how some trees face ahway from the Five Sisters, and some lean tohwards them?
Archaeologist: I came to the conclusion that after they erupted, they sent out a mass of obsidian dust OUT...
Archaeologist: ... and then there hwas an implosion, bringing the dust inland!
Archaeologist: But that's just my theory! Because I'm the only one here!
<Character>: Tell me more!
Archaeologist: Gladly! You see, it is rumored that Maar hwas the resting place of a... a massive fire dragon! And so...
*Fades to black. Fades back in to depict an unhooded Jaania reading over notes from Magus Agrimonia's research team while they are still in close proximity to the Fissure. Judging from these notes, the Fissure is made out to be dangerous and unstable if tampered with, but it does little to faze Agrimonia's undying curiosity.*
Magus Agrimonia: Our team spent weeks studying the Fissure. We lost some of our own, but ohoho, was it worth it!
Magus Agrimonia: I hope everything is to your liking, Lady Jaania?
Jaania: It is.
Jaania: It very much is!
Jaania: This is what I have been missing. This will solve everything!
Jaania: The catalyst... that will change the world!
Jaania: I know what to do now!
Jaania: Agrimonia... I know what to do now!!! Your team has done an exceptional work!
Magus Agrimonia: Oh, Lady Jaania... your acknowledgement brings tears to my eyes! Thank you!!!
Jaania: For so long I thought I've burned myself out. I began doubting myself...
Jaania: But this!
Jaania: This will save the world!!!
Jaania: I can't believe something like this even existed. And the Magesterium wanted all of this to themselves!?
Jaania: They wouldn't know how to utilize this! I do!
Jaania: I need to begin preparations! At once!
Jaania: Send these to Amadeus. I must return immediately...
Jaania: *muttering* I'll need these...
Jaania: *muttering* This too...
*She takes out a writing feather and excitedly starts to document the notes taken from Agrimonia's research team that she believes will be crucial for a plan she is conducting.*
Jaania: *muttering* Every book on this subject...
Jaania: *muttering* The gnomes... I'll need the gnomes...
*She stops writing for a moment and her eyes widened as a newfound thought enters her head.*
Jaania: And I need an airship...
*She continues to document the notes. Unbeknownst to her, Warlic witnesses the meeting through the eyes of a cyan flying eyeball. Back at his Mage Tower, his eyes shift to the left with grave concern.*
Warlic: She's coming back.
Warlic: I did all I could for you... but it doesn't mean it'll work out.
???: Oh, it will work out!
Xan: I'm handsome again! What could go wrong?! Hahahahahaha!
*Fades to black. Fades back in to the campsite at Pelekoa where the Archaeologist was describing his findings during his time in the petrified island to you.*
Archaeologist: ...and did you see the solid clouds of dust?! Amazing!!! The particles became so dense, that the air itself became solid!
Archaeologist: Hwhat an ahwful hway to go!
*You continue to listen, but either the individual's waning sanity or the island's lore alone has frightened you.*
Archaeologist: I sometimes hear their heartbeats at night.
<Character>: Oooookay then, I'll be on my way.
Archaeologist: Goodbye! Feel free to visit me! This isn't exactly a tourist location, I don't get many visitors!
Archaeologist: You're the first living being I've seen in years. Months even. Haha.
*You look both ways and back away before you abruptly take off without saying goodbye back to him.*
Archaeologist: I meaaaan it!
*Fades to black.*
Archaeologist: Pleaaaase come baaaack sooooon!!!
< Message edited by Jay -- 12/15/2021 6:00:47 >