Location: Falconreach (Book 3) -> Ash -> Quests -> Six Heroes -> Darkheart
Level/Quest/Items required: Completion of Reminiscence
Release Date: January 24th, 2020
Objective: An explosion. A fire. And missing friends. Time to move.
Objective completed: Lysander's power is apparent. How will you, Falwynn, Faust, and Sophie ever hope to stop his machinations?
Scaled Yes/No: Yes
(25) Hooded Knight
Falwynn's Moon Charm
???: ...ake up!
*Silence follows as Falwynn fails to respond to the unknown voice.*
???: Falwynn, please! Wake up...!
Equips Apprentice Hero.
???: Wake up, you foolish girl.
*Falwynn finally awakens, in a burning forest.*
Falwynn: But... how? We were just—
*Falwynn hears an explosion, and attempts to compose herself.*
Falwynn: I need to calm down.
Falwynn: I need... I need to find the others.
*Falwynn must traverse the burning forest in order to find her missing friends, battling any Hooded Knights in her way.*
While exploring the bottom-left section of the first room of the first maze:
Falwynn: Did I hear Sophie's voice coming from this direction? She should be somewhere around here. I hope everyone is okay...
*After searching the burning forest, Falwynn finds a trembling Sophie and an incapacitated Faust, with your dragon sitting upon Faust's chest.*
Sophie: Ah... ah...
Falwynn: Sophie! I'm here!
*Falwynn searches the area for a safe path to travel.*
Falwynn: This way—
*Out of nowhere, another Hooded Knight attacks Falwynn; she stops his blade with her crossbow.*
*Just as more Hooded Knights begin to approach Falwynn and Sophie, Faust rises and single-handedly defeats all of the Hooded Knights.*
Faust joins Falwynn as Guest A.
Faust: ...I was careless.
Faust: It won't happen a second time.
Sophie: Falwynn, where is your friend...?
*The realisation of the absence of Falwynn's friend—you—alarms your dragon.*
<Dragon> joins Falwynn as a pet.
Falwynn: Faust... I need your help.
*Faust glances back towards Falwynn, silently accepting her request for aid. After progressing through the forest some more, and battling more Hooded Knights, Falwynn and Faust discover and eavesdrop on a conversation between you and Lysander.*
Lysander: Allow me to introduce myself properly. My name is Lysander.
Lysander: Baron of Swordhaven. Marquis of Fairglade.
Lysander: Though I admit, those titles hold little interest for me.
Falwynn (whispering): A noble? What's he doing here?
*Faust's eyes glow red.*
Lysander: I've heard some interesting things about you, <Character>.
Lysander: Your exploits with the Rose. The Shears. The Thorns.
<Character>: And? What do you want with me? What are you doing here?
Falwynn (whispering): Faust, we need to—
Falwynn (whispering): Faust?!
*Faust attempts to attack Lysander from behind, however Lysander senses Faust and uses an unknown magic to disable him mid-strike, causing him to fall to the ground.*
Lysander: Ah. We meet again.
Lysander: To think you're still alive... after nearly two decades, no less.
<Character>: Falwynn, wait—!
*Falwynn runs towards Faust, but Lysander uses another unknown magic against her, causing her to fall to her knees in pain.*
<Character>: Stop this right now!
*Faust, fighting against Lysander's magic, attempts to rise, when Lysander places a foot on his head, keeping him down.*
Lysander: You. Boy. It seems you have quite the interesting skill.
Lysander: Enchantment? No.
Lysander: Something else...
*Lysander tries to find the right word to describe Faust's abilities.*
Lysander: Augmentation. How brilliant. Using mana to strengthen your physical abilities beyond the norm.
*Faust continues to struggle against Lysander, ineffectively.*
Lysander: You can increase your speed and reflexes a hundredfold... or heighten your defensive capabilities to the very limit.
Lysander: The possibilities are endless.
*You attempt to strike Lysander, also to no avail.*
<Character>: I can't...
<Character>: How are you—?!
Lysander: Simple, yet elegant... with nearly infinite applications. That is the nature of my magic.
Lysander: The manipulation of air. Of sound.
*Your anger towards Lysander intensifies.*
Faust: <Character>! This man—!
Faust: His organization, Darkheart, they—
Lysander: That's quite enough.
<Character>: Are you working for the Rose...?
<Character>: The Magesterium...?
<Character>: Are you working for the Rose...?
<Character>: Or maybe someone else?
<Character>: What is your goal?!
Lysander: My only goal... is destruction.
*Your look of anger changes to one of shock.*
Lysander: The current conflict is quite a boon for me.
Lysander: War is easy to fuel. And money is easy to acquire.
Lysander: The demand for weapons and supplies never ceases.
Lysander: Whether it's the Rose, a foreign nation...
Lysander: Or even the Vind.
*Your shock towards Lysander intensifies.*
Lysander: I see you're beginning to understand.
<Character>: That's... impossible! What you're implying—
Lysander: Organizing a resistance is no small feat. Nor is running a kingdom... and providing for all its subjects.
Lysander: It requires funds. It requires power.
<Character>: The Vind would never accept your help! O-or the Shears!
<Character>: They make their own supplies. They get them from friends, from people—
Lysander: —who are sympathetic to their cause? Nobles willing to lend an ear to their plights?
Lysander: Right... wrong... it doesn't matter to me.
Lysander: Because no matter who triumphs in this conflict... we can always engineer more.
Lysander: The only victor... will be anarchy.
*You close your eyes to process Lysander's motives.*
<Character>: You're mad.
<Character>: What you're trying to do... is insane.
Lysander: You're more than welcome to try and stop me.
Lysander: In fact, I look forward to it.
Lysander: Good day.
You have approximately 30 seconds to traverse the mazes between cutscenes, as indicated by a timer in the bottom-right corner of the screen; timer will pause during battles. If you do not reach the next cutscene before time runs out, you will be sent back to the starting point of the current maze; any Hooded Knights defeated will remain defeated.
Pop-up headlines during the quest:
quote:This quest was modified on January 31st, 2020; more information can be found in the January 31st, 2020 Design Notes.
Oh no, I got lost!
On no, I got lost! Again...
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Thanks to DemonicDarkwraith for updated dialogue.
< Message edited by Jay -- 3/4/2020 6:46:50 >