| The Greenguard Alliance - Choose a Faction
Access Point: Swordhaven Castle -> Queen Victoria -> Quests! -> The Greenguard Alliance,
Access Point: Swordhaven Castle -> Queen Victoria -> Change Faction
Level/Quest/Items required: Completion of The Golden Hand
Release Date: November 15th, 2019
Choose a Faction
The Rose, the Vind, and The Magesterium's Golden Hand each have their own missions, but there is only one of you, hero. Choose a faction to aid in the conflicts to come. Note that this decision cannot be changed until the conclusion of the Proclamations.
Rose Faction - Magus Hansa and Jaania
Magus Hansa: <Character> approaches us, Lady Jaania. Have you come to assist us in the defense of the people of Greenguard?
Join the Rose!
Are you sure you want to assist The Rose's defense of Greenguard's citizens? This decision cannot be changed until after the conclusion of the Proclamation.
Yes - joins the Rose Faction, teleports you to The Greenguard Alliance - Rose Faction.
Magus Hansa: You're surprised to see me here, <Character>! I can tell!
Magus Hansa: Well, with the magnified threat of the rifts, Lady Jaania has asked me to return to lead the Rose's defense of the citizens of Greenguard.
Jaania: Unfortunately, my own tasks necessitate my full attention. It was with the greatest regret that I asked this of you, my dear Hansa.
Magus Hansa: Even if you had not, I could not stand by, idle, while the people of Greenguard suffer.
Magus Hansa: But <Character>, we could really use your help. The Rose forces are spread thin across Greenguard, holding off the invasion as best they can.
Magus Hansa: I can personally attest to your prowess in the defense of innocents. The Rose could certainly use your help here.
Jaania: Do decide quickly, <Character>. My research beckons.
Magus Hansa: Lady Jaania.
Magus Hansa: Your relationship with <Character> may be strained, but you must be respectful.
Magus Hansa: Worry not, <Character>. You'd be reporting to me, not Jaania, in the coming storm.
Magus Hansa: Think about it, okay?
Golden Hand Faction - Ostromir and Vseslava
Ostromir: <Character>! Come to join us? The Queen lent us some of her knights, but we could use all the help we can get!
Assist the Golden Hand!
Are you sure you want to escort the Golden Hand of the Magesterium? This decision cannot be changed until after the conclusion of the Proclamation.
Yes - joins the Golden Hand Faction, teleports you to The Greenguard Alliance - Golden Hand Faction.
Ostromir: Our mission is to head deep into invasion territory.
Vseslava: At the base of the rift, there is a trio of foci that can be used to adjust the rift's potency.
Ostromir: Luckily, we should only have to reach one of them. They're connected, you see.
Vseslava: However, our own magical abilities are limited without ignominious present.
Ostromir: The Queen Victoria has lent us a number of her knights to escort us, but...
Ostromir: Well. You've seen the glory of Nieboheim and her people. These knights are certainly no heroes, am I right?
Ostromir: And I'm sure with your assistance, it will be as simple as a walk to the Forums!
Vseslava: Leaves us time to perhaps get to know each other better.
Vseslava: Give it some thought, yes?
Vind Faction - Kara SuLema and DragonLord
Kara SuLema: <Character>, Queen Victoria has tasked the Vind with the defense of the front lines. It will be... difficult.
Help the Vind!
Are you sure you want to join the Vind on the front lines? This decision cannot be changed until after the conclusion of the Proclamation.
Yes - joins the Vind Faction, teleports you to The Greenguard Alliance - Vind Faction.
Kara SuLema: The Vind and our allies will be the first line of defense against the rift elementals. It is a dangerous assignment.
Kara SuLema: The Atealans may still be recovering, but they have sent as many soldiers as they can spare to aid us as well.
Kara SuLema: We must hold off as many of the invaders as possible to give the Rose and the Golden Hand time. It is not an enviable task.
Kara SuLema: However, with your assistance, I am certain a lot of us would feel much more at ease.
Kara SuLema: ...
Kara SuLema: My apologies, <Character>, I... have a lot on my mind.
Kara SuLema: Please, consider lending us your strength.
Reset Progress - appears only after completion of Awakened Depths: Epilogue (All Versions).
Reset Quest Progress
Are you sure you want to reset quest progress of the Greenguard Alliance, The Royal Resistance, and The Awakened Depths? This cannot be undone, and will require you to join a faction and replay the quests in order.
Yes - resets player's progress from The Rose Defense: Swordhaven / Golden Hand Escort: Swordhaven / The Vind Defense: Swordhaven to Awakened Depths: Epilogue (All Versions).
If you attempt to leave without choosing a faction:
You decided that the decision of who to help was too difficult, and so, you fled and decided to go fishing instead. Generations later, the only survivors of the harsh and twisted land of Lore would tell tales of a lone dragon, forever searching the wastelands for their friend, who had the power to prevent the calamity, but caught a rather tasty trout instead.
Leave - returns to Swordhaven (Book 3).
This zone is temporarily inaccessible after initial faction selection; faction can NOT be changed until completion of the Awakened Depths: Epilogue (All Versions), as stated in the November 15th, 2019 Design Notes.
Faction selection also impacts The Royal Resistance and The Awakened Depths quest sagas, including Awakened Depths: Epilogue (All Versions).
The Reset Progress option was added on November 18th, 2022.
< Message edited by DemonicDarkwraith -- 11/19/2022 19:50:54 >