| Into the Light
Location: The Greenguard Alliance - Rose Faction / Golden Hand Faction / Vind Faction -> Swordhaven Camp -> Quests! -> Into the Light
Level/Quest/Items required: Completion of Daybreak (All Versions)
Release Date: February 21st, 2020
Objective: With a massive Tytan high above Swordhaven, what can the newly formed Greenguard Alliance do to save the city?
Objective completed: This alliance is really coming together! Let's hope it lasts to see the sunset.
Scaled Yes/No: Yes
(2) Fire Elemental
(1) Fire Ray
(1) Flare Raptor
(1) Flare Scout
(2) Light Elemental
(1) Solar Scout
(1) Wastes Sentinel (1), (1) Wastes Sentinel (2) - Boss
Mysterious Helm Template
*Above Swordhaven, the massive Tytan continues to loom; the Swordhaven Knights prepare to attack.*
Commander: Prepare the ballistae!
Commander: ON MY MARK!
*The Swordhaven Knights fire many large arrows at the Tytan; some connect, however many miss, plummeting back down toward Swordhaven and surrounding areas; the Tytan lets out a cry and hovers even higher above Swordhaven; inside the Swordhaven Castle, you, Queen Victoria, Jaania, and Melissa appear to be forming a new plan of attack, also corresponding with Vseslava and Ostromir remotely via a portal.*
Queen Victoria: And that's the city's defense situation at present. We've called off the attack to prevent any collateral damage.
Queen Victoria: What of the Vind's efforts against the Tytan?
Melissa: Unfortunately, Your Majesty, our Dragonriders are finding it difficult to reach the creature.
Melissa: While we can draw some of its attention from the city, its retaliations are too frequent to sustain a defense.
Melissa: Combined with the heat, many of our riders are struggling to stay in the air for long.
Queen Victoria: And what of the Rose?
Jaania: My research is progressing well. Pending response of the gnomes, I may be able to begin implementation of—
Queen Victoria: The city is under attack, Lady Jaania. Do you have a means of protecting the city?
Jaania: I- I don't know if I have the time to—
Queen Victoria: I understand that your research is important.
Queen Victoria: But it cannot come at the cost of Swordhaven and its people!
Jaania: Yes, My Queen. I believe I may have a solution.
Queen Victoria: Good.
Queen Victoria: Vseslava, how is the closure of the rift progressing?
Vseslava: Unfortunately so.
Vseslava: Whoever did this had... intimate knowledge of the anchors.
Vseslava: This is much more than a simple disruption.
Ostromir: It's... how do you say it? Locked?
Ostromir: Something like that.
Queen Victoria: Is this going to be a problem?
Ostromir: Nothing we can't overcome!
Vseslava: We are making steady progress, but a more serious issue has come up.
Vseslava: Because we are so close to the rift, since the emergence of the Tytan—
Ostromir: The ambient temperature is increasing to alarming levels!
Vseslava: For Ostromir and myself, this is not an issue, as we have our containment units.
Vseslava: But our escort is not faring so well.
Queen Victoria: What can we do to help?
Vseslava: You must find a way to remove or otherwise disable this Tytan, this... source of elemental power.
Vseslava: We're allowing the knights to take shifts in our quarters to help them to recover from the heat.
Vseslava: But if we cannot find a way to stop this, then we may not have long left, rift closed or not.
Queen Victoria: I understand. That brings us to the next topic.
Queen Victoria: How are we going to stop this... Tytan?
Queen Victoria: Our weapons are ineffective... the dragons cannot stay in the air for prolonged assault... and the city's defense is faltering.
*Queen Victoria pauses to deliberate these setbacks.*
Queen Victoria: As seems to be the theme of this Alliance, I believe we must work together!
Queen Victoria: We'll need to use some Rose mages to enhance our remaining siege weaponry, and the Dragonriders of the Vind will be required as well.
Queen Victoria: We'll launch one massive assault, all together!
Queen Victoria: And at that moment, <Character> and <Dragon> may be able to reach the Tytan...
Queen Victoria: ... to either slay it or push it back through the rift!
<Character>: About that...
Queen Victoria: Yes?
<Character>: I have a couple of potential problems to bring up.
<Character>: First, the Sandsea Tytan was very different from this one. It even had a big obvious weak point!
<Character>: So even if <Dragon> and I were to make it up there, we'd be directionless.
Queen Victoria: Apologies if you misunderstood, <Character>. We will of course do our research and create a plan of action!
Queen Victoria: You will not be sent to blindly face the Tytan.
Queen Victoria: But we may not be prepared for every eventuality.
Queen Victoria: Your resourcefulness and resilience is why I've chosen you to face it head on.
<Character>: Thank you, Your Majesty. There is another problem, though.
<Character>: When we defeated the Tytan that emerged from the Sandsea rift, it solidified.
<Character>: If we somehow put an end to this one, well, it's kind of floating above the city.
<Character>: If it were to fall, that could cause some major destruction.
Queen Victoria: Hmm.
Jaania: <Character> is correct. We do not know what will happen if the Tytan is destroyed.
Jaania: I shall begin developing methods of containment for the city, as well as redundant protections for multiple potentialities.
Jaania: It may take some time. I have to check... no—
Jaania: That is, I have to ensure that all probabilities are accounted for.
Queen Victoria: Wonderful. Thank you, Lady Jaania.
Melissa: By the way, Lady Jaania, Kara has expressed a very insistent wish to speak to you personally.
Jaania: I- I have many spells that need—
<Character>: Doing so would certainly help our Alliance, would it not?
*Jaania's eye twitches at your question.*
Jaania: I'll consider it.
Queen Victoria: It's good to see everyone getting along!
Queen Victoria: Now, if there's nothing else—
*With a large bang, Swordhaven Castle shakes, and the communications portal between Swordhaven Castle and The Golden Hand is severed.*
Queen Victoria: What was that?!
*The Tytan begins to blast Swordhaven from above, perhaps in retaliation to being struck with arrows by the Swordhaven Knights; the Swordhaven Knights run for their lives, while one blast damages the gathering room where you, Queen Victoria, Jaania, and Melissa stand.*
Jaania: It seems the Tytan is now on the offensive.
Queen Victoria: To arms!
Battle! - begins gauntlet.
Heal - fully replenishes HP, MP, and potions.
Run Away! - returns to The Greenguard Alliance - Rose Faction / Golden Hand Faction / Vind Faction.
*After defeating a gauntlet of invading elementals, you realise a new plan of attack is urgently needed.*
Queen Victoria: Stupid dress, always getting in the way!
Queen Victoria: Jaania, about that defensive measure?
Jaania: I- I'm not sure if—
Queen Victoria: The city cannot withstand this! If you have any way of defending it, NOW is the time!
Jaania: I think... maybe... but...
<Character>, Melissa, Queen Victoria (in unison): Do it!
*Jaania still hesitates, despite everyone depending on her.*
Jaania: But... what if...
<Character>: The lives of everyone still in the city, the lives of the Vind outside, and even our own depend on you right now, Jaania! We're counting on you!
Jaania: R- right.
*Jaania realises she has no choice but to defend Swordhaven, no matter the cost.*
Jaania: This will take some effort to cast. It's been a while.
Jaania: Defend me.
*Seemingly out of nowhere, a blast strikes Swordhaven Castle; the scene fades to black.*
< Message edited by Jay -- 4/18/2020 22:26:24 >