| Chains of Command
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Location: Sulen'Eska -> Up -> Up Vortex -> Mritha -> Past Quests -> Kara SuLema -> Quests -> Chains of Command -> Quest!
Level/Quest/Items required: Completion of The Border Prison
Release Date: October 16th, 2020
Objective: It's time to find Kara and rescue the Clawkin!
Objective completed: The Clawkin have been rescued, but it seems the conflict will only escalate from here...
Scaled Yes/No: Yes
(6) ManaHunter (1)
(3) ManaHunter (2)
(2) Rose Golem - Boss
Rose Magus Wrap (I-VI)
Access to CoC Loot for DCs.
*You locate Kara SuLema within the Rose's Border Prison, as well as whoever she is speaking with...*
Kara SuLema: Please, Magus, can't you see the pain you're causing them?
Kara SuLema: Taking their families, their freedom...
Kara SuLema: This is beyond cruel!
Z: And yet, such cruelty has delivered to me exactly what I desired. Exactly as planned.
Kara SuLema: You'll not capture any more innocents!
Z: Capture?! Capture?
Z: The latest iteration of my Anti-Magic shackles don't merely capture!
Z: By redirecting a being's natural flow of magic to the shackles, they are not only captured, but placated! Pliable!
Kara SuLema: It's awful!
Z: It's Golemancy!
Z: And it's brought you here. The leader of your little rebellion. The... Breeze, was it?
Kara SuLema: You... you put the Clawkin and others through so much pain...
Kara SuLema: Just to reach me?
Z: Of course. If we couldn't locate you we'd just have to poke and prod what we could find, and sooner or later...
Z: That traitor, Carat, served his role well, too. Led you right here. Akanthus was right, yet again.
Kara SuLema: I... I can't let you continue this. This has to stop!
Z: Bah. Clearly you aren't going to submit peacefully.
Z: Guards! Seize her!
<Character>: Oh no you don't!
Z: No- It can't be!
Z: You- you're gone! Frozen!
<Character>: Do you know me?
Z: But if... No... Akanthus didn't tell me about this!
Z: Guards! Guards!!
Kara SuLema: Don't let him escape! I'll protect the prisoners!
*You fight your way through the ManaHunters in the room.*
Kara SuLema: The golemancer fled back through the fort.
Kara SuLema: I... These Clawkin must be my priority. Go!
*You continue to fight your way through the Rose Soldiers throughout the Border Prison until you locate Z, again.*
Z: Always meddling... Always in the way!
<Character>: Hey! Stop!
<Character>: You're pretty fast for an old guy.
<Character>: Wait, have we... met before?
*Z pauses in disbelief before answering, outraged by your inability to recognize him.*
Z: Have weŚ have we met?!
Z: It is I: Zadd!
*You appear completely unbothered by this reveal.*
<Character>: Huh. Good... for you?
<Character>: Well, you're not getting away, Zadd!
Z: We will see about that! Golems, to me!
*A pair of giant Rose Golems join Z at either side.*
Z: And now, to make my escape!
*Z shuffles off, leaving you to battle the Rose Golems.*
Battle! - begins battle with 2 Rose Golem.
Heal - fully replenishes HP, MP, and potions.
Run Away! - returns to Sulen'Eska.
*After defeating the Rose Golems, you make your way back outside the Border Prison, where Kara, the Clawkin, and other Vind members await your return.*
Kara SuLema: There you are! As you can see, the Clawkin and I have made it out safely.
Kara SuLema: What of Z?
<Character>: The coward fled behind his soldiers and golems. I'm sorry, Kara.
Kara SuLema: I'm sure we'll meet him again. Such worms will always find a way to wriggle to the surface.
Kara SuLema: Most importantly, we've saved all the Clawkin and prisoners we could.
<Character>: What of the fort? Now that it's empty, could the Vind take it over?
Kara SuLema: A tempting idea, but we weren't prepared to do so. We don't have the forces necessary to hold it.
Kara SuLema: The Rose will be back with reinforcements before long.
Kara SuLema: And should we try to hold the fort, it will just give them another reason to ply Swordhaven for resources.
Kara SuLema: Come, <Character>. Let us return to Sulen'Eska before we must fight our way back!
*Meanwhile, in Swordhaven, Z has returned to face Akanthus after your and Kara's escape with the captives.*
Akanthus: You had her, Z.
Akanthus: You had her and you let her slip away on the wind.
Z: I apologize, general. I couldn't have planned for <Character>.
Akanthus: <Character>... <Character>... You'll have to tell me more about this <Character>.
Akanthus: But worry not, Z. Your shackles aren't the only way to control creatures.
Akanthus: Diplomacy. Alliances. History, and politics.
Akanthus: But a back up plan is always welcome. Just in case, fit those shackles of yours...
Akanthus: For dragons.
*Scene cuts to black.*
Loot for DCs - opens CoC Loot for DCs shop.
Pop-up headlines during the quest:
quote:This quest is a re-released version of Facing Z with rewritten dialogue, a new structure, music, and a level 90 reward; more information can be found in the October 16th, 2020 Design Notes.
Time to find Kara and rescue the rest of the Clawkin!
There are some loud noises coming from behind the office door...
Oh. Kara must have been through here...
A letter of complaint about the resident "Magus". Half of it is hastily scrawled over.
Wait... this soldier's just sleeping! He's not even injured!
More unconscious soldiers.
Maybe this one tripped and fell?
Defeated soldiers. Kara's work.
There's an argument going on through that open door... Sounds like Kara!
A stack of papers. It seems to be a catalog of missing items from the armory.
Nope, not this way. This is a broom closet.
This door is still locked. You don't hear anything behind it.
Notice: The quarters and library of Magus Z are off-limits. Do not bother the Magus in any way.
< Message edited by Jay -- 10/16/2020 22:52:55 >