| Culture Shock
Location: The Shore -> Journey Onwards,
Location: First Halo -> Quests! -> Culture Shock
Requirements: Completion of The Obsidian Tomb
Release Date: July 27th, 2018
Objective: You have finally arrived in Azaveyr! Time for exploring will be later, right now you need to find a way to the Magesterium.
Objective completed: RUUUUUUN!
Experience rewarded: Scaled
Gold rewarded: Scaled
Honey Laden Girdle (I-V)
Access to CS Loot for DCs.
*In Sulen'Eska, King Alteon regains consciousness inside of a medical tent after being knocked out by one of Magisterium golems on the night of The Gala; King Alteon looks around the tent before leaving it to look outside as he became shocked around his newfound surroundings; not long afterwards, Kara and Svera discovered that King Alteon has woken up as they approach him from behind.*
Kara SuLema: *gasp*
Kara SuLema: Your Majesty!
Kara SuLema: Svera, please inform Elanee that the King has woken up.
Svera: At once.
King Alteon: Where... where am I? What happened? Who are you?!
Kara SuLema: My name is Kara. I am a Wind Elf. You were gravely injured and brought here- to our camp.
Kara SuLema: Please rest assured, you are in no danger! We mean you no harm.
King Alteon: Swordhaven... Victoria...
Kara SuLema: I assure you, everything is fine. How are you feeling, your Majesty?
*King Alteon looks down at the ground as he is still confused before looking back at Kara.*
King Alteon: Quite confused.
Kara SuLema: Please, walk with me, if you can manage. I have much to tell you.
Kara SuLema: All of us have much to tell you.
*Meanwhile, after taking a dingy to row yourself to Azaveyr's shore, you step off the boat when you reach dry land as you enter the Azaveyran forest.*
<Character>: *deep breath*
<Character>: Alrighty! Time to find my way to the Magesterium!
*You move into the forest as you are set to find the Magesterium; some time later, you look around the forest before realizing that you are lost.*
<Character>: Ugh... I think I'm lost...?
<Character>: Too bad I don't have this continent's map. This would be much easier...
<Character>: Stay calm. It's not like this is the first time you've been lost.
<Character>: In a strange place.
<Character>: With no knowledge of its dangers.
<Character>: First things first. Find a town. Or a village!
<Character>: Or any sign of civilization...
*You hear someone moving in the bushes, causing your eyes to widen in fear.*
<Character>: Who's there?! Hello?
*One of the locals named Ludomir peeks out the bushes to show himself to face you.*
Ludomir: Umm... hello?
<Character>: Oh, thank the Avatars!
<Character>: Do you perchance know how can I get to the Magesterium?
Ludomir: The... Magesterium?
<Character>: Is Capitol where the Magesterium is? If so, then yes! That's correct! I'd like to know the road to the Capitol! Please.
*Another local peeks out of the bushes to give you directions to bail save awkward Ludomir from getting anxiety caused by the subject of the conversation.*
Izbor: Uuuh... if... if you keep going west, you'll stumble upon a road. This will be the main trading road.
Izbor: Follow it, and you'll eventually get to the Capitol, after passing various villages.
<Character>: Thank you so much! Goodbye!
*With the directions to the Capitol given, you run through the forest while Ludomir and Izbor look at you as you run away from them; Izbor turns around to face at Ludomir.*
Izbor: What was that about?
*Ludomir doesn't say a word in response as he shrugs with a worrisome look on his face; you fight various monsters through the Azaveyran forest; eventually, you reach the village of Ull; after reach the village, you take a deep breath with a smile on your face.*
<Character>: What a quaint little village! This sound of buzzing is so calming! The bees back home don't make such beautiful sounds. So fascinating!
Villager: Well, hello there, stranger!
Villager: I don't believe I've seen you around.
Villager: How goes your day?
<Character>: Oh, it's very... interesting! The name's <Character>. I'm looking for the uh, Magesterium.
<Character>: I'm from the Land of Dragons, and I believe we have a common enemy- The Rose. I'm a hero, and an adventurer, and I'm seeking—
Villager: A hero! Shapeless hold me!
Villager: Good people of Ull!
Villager: A hero is amongst us!
*Before you know it, you became surrounded by Ull's villagers, who have taken an interest on you the instant one of them announced your arrival.*
Villagers: A hero!
<Character>: What's... happening?
Villagers: <Is he/Is she/Are they> sanctioned by the Magesterium?
Villagers: Oh, look at <his/her/their> biceps!
Villagers: I don't know! Said <he/she/they> was from the Land of Dragons!
Villagers: From Smocha Gwova!
<Character>: Ah, haha, yes, uh... haha...
<Character> (thinking): This is awkward...
<Character> (thinking): ... but pleasant. I could get used to it! Such a different reaction!
<Character> (thinking): Is this culture shock?
<Character>: Oh, your forest was infested with terrifying monsters and beasts!
<Character>: I took care of them, I did!
*The villagers' interest in you quickly turns to shock and panic once you implied that you clashed with the wildlife nearby.*
Villagers: Our household spirits?
Villagers: Taken care of?
Villagers: Our forest, befouled!
<Character>: Let me explain!
Villagers: What's gonna become of us?
<Character>: I didn't know! I'm sorry!
Villagers: This is no true hero! Desecrator!
Villagers: Get <him/her/them>!
*Frightened by the misunderstanding, you run away from Ull as its villagers formulate themselves as an angry mob and chase you.*
<Character>: I'M SORRY!!
<Character>: I DON'T UNDERSTAND YOUR CULTUREEEEEE!!!
*Back in Sulen'Eska, King Alteon sits down on a mushroom as he becomes conflicted after Kara enlightens him about the situation that the Vind are in; Elanee, Svera, Leam, Niki, Melissa, and Mritha can be seen close by as they watch King Alteon admitting his guilt.*
King Alteon: I—
King Alteon: I didn't know.
King Alteon: I didn't realize...
Kara SuLema: I know, my King. It's a lot to take in.
King Alteon: You...
*King Alteon looks at Elanee, who glares at him in return.*
King Alteon: You were just trying to live your life. You fell in love with an orc, and the Rose wanted to lock you up in Espina Rosa...
King Alteon: In a prison... for loving someone they considered a monster...
King Alteon: Someone *I* considered a monster...
King Alteon: And you? What's your story, soldier?
Leam: It's not as... tragic... as the ones you've heard so far. I used to be a member of the Rose. I witnessed many things that I would prefer not to remember.
Leam: I could no longer reconcile myself with the goals of the Rose, so I left. I decided to help the resistance.
King Alteon: The resistance-
King Alteon: That's what you are, isn't it?
Kara SuLema: Resistance can be a burdened word.
Kara SuLema: I'd like to think we're simply the ones who walk on the right path, but then so thinks every creature that walks and breathes the wind.
Kara SuLema: No.
Kara SuLema: You Majesty! We fight for those who have the right to exist in this world!
Kara SuLema: We desire more than anything to live in a world where magical and non-magical beings all have the right to both live and prosper.
Kara SuLema: If Jaania's vision of a world without magic were to come to fruition...
Kara SuLema: All peace and harmony you see here between magical and non-magical, human and non-human would be lost.
King Alteon: ...
*King Alteon looks down at the ground as he is conflicted by what The Rose told him and what he has learned about what the Vind stands for.*
King Alteon: But... Jaania has done so much good... she showed me-
Kara SuLema: Your Majesty, we honestly believe that what Jaania is doing is wrong.
King Alteon: ... Just call me Alden.
Kara SuLema: Oh... A-as you wish.
King Alteon: I...
King Alteon: Please, leave me. I need to think.
*Kara's expression turned to sadness as she feels sorry for King Alteon for enlightening him of The Rose's wrongdoings.*
Kara SuLema: Certainly.
*Scene fades to black.*
Quest Loot - opens CS Loot for DCs.
The glowing borowik mushrooms acted as a healing source during the quest (Do you want to eat this oddly colored and recover your HP/MP?).
Thanks to Occavatra for original entry.
< Message edited by DemonicDarkwraith -- 8/1/2023 21:19:18 >