Book of Lore -> Myalos, Falconreach (Book 3) -> Up -> Left -> Uaanta -> The Maleurous -> Myalos -> Myalos
Level/Quest/Items required: Completion of Remnants at Rest
Release Date: November 20th, 2020
Objective: It's time to find Myalos... and get some answers.
Objective completed: Wait, how did Lock and Key get teleported along with you?
Scaled Yes/No: Yes
(5) Awakened Brawler
(6) Awakened Crusher
(10) Awakened Turret
(1) The Seed - Boss
Access to Myalos Loot for DCs.
*You are inside Myalos' construct; fight various awakened golems in search of Myalos; you must locate and pull two levers in order to unlock a hatch and proceed; through the hatch, you and Uaanta find an almost humanoid machine connected to various wires.*
Uaanta: What is... all this?
<Character>: I... I don't know.
<Character>: It kind of looks like a human.
Uaanta: Maybe it's asleep?
Uaanta: HEY! WAKE UP!
*Shortly after Uaanta's request, the humanoid machine initiates, and appears to scan your face, somewhat replicating it as if to appear less threatening.*
???: You must be the champions of the Avatars.
<Character>: And you... must be Myalos.
Myalos: I am.
Uaanta: So, <Character>, are we talking to this one or breaking it?
<Character>: Well, Lock and Key said–
Uaanta: I don't know about you, <Character>, but I'm here under orders of the Avatars, not this "Lock and Key" pair.
Uaanta: And my orders are to destroy this Maleurous.
Uaanta: I must admit, I am very curious about what's going on here.
Uaanta: You're a bad influence.
Myalos: I appreciate your... mercy.
Myalos: Regarding Lock and Key, if I may ask, where are they?
<Character>: Last we saw, they were holding off Remthalas above ground.
Myalos: I see. Then we are safe, for a time. I imagine you have many questions.
<Character>: What exactly are you? What do you want?
Myalos: This construct, the entirety of this mech, is designated "Myalos". It is my body, and I am the mind.
<Character>: This whole thing is... you?
Uaanta: Then if everything here is you, and you wanted us here, why were we attacked on the way in?
Myalos: There lies the problem at hand.
Myalos: While most of my memory is fragmented, I can recall small pieces of my origins.
Myalos: I remember a war against a foe that threatened to consume all.
Myalos: I remember an explosion, one that knocked out my systems and set me adrift.
Myalos: I remember... a feeling of loss. Of a mission not failed, but simply ended.
Myalos: And then an awakening. Systems normal, save one error.
Myalos: An extraneous mechanism had been implanted at my core.
Myalos: A seed.
Myalos: When I attempted to remove it, I discovered its purpose.
Myalos: It was gradually wresting control, rewriting me.
Myalos: First I lost control of the power supply, and then I lost control of the internal defenses.
<Character>: And that's why we were attacked?
Myalos: Yes. It is also why I was originally imprisoned by the Avatars.
Myalos: As the seed mechanism took control of me, it began repurposing parts of this mech, my body, to create and send out machines of war.
Myalos: These destructive machines did not go unnoticed. Nor did their apparent source.
Myalos: The Avatars sent an army of their servants who forced their way in and retrieved the core of my mind and sealed it away.
Myalos: By doing so, they halted the corruption process, and the seed mechanism could no longer use me for its purposes.
Uaanta: They couldn't just destroy the uh, seed mechanism?
Myalos: Regrettably, I had degraded to such a state where I could only sense that there were invaders.
Myalos: I knew not their motives, and so with my attention split between holding off the corruption and holding off the unknown force...
Myalos: ...the corruption took advantage.
Myalos: My saviors did not know where they were going, nor exactly what they were seeking, only that this was the source of the machines.
Myalos: They found me and took me, stopping the corruption, but did not find the seed.
<Character>: I assume that's what we're here for?
Myalos: When we, designated the Maleurous, were released...
Myalos: ...Lock and Key realized that despite the distance, the corruption process had begun anew.
Myalos: They returned me here to attempt to slow down the corruption, and thus far, I have managed.
Myalos: Lock and Key were unable to disable the seed mechanism. They refused to enter its chamber, and could not explain why.
Myalos: And so I waited, holding the corruption at bay, until they returned with a plan. With word of you, the champions of the Avatars.
Uaanta: So... if we do this for you, destroy this seed, what then? You'll regain full control?
Myalos: Regrettably, in exchange for delaying full corruption, I allowed it to seize some vital aspects of this mech.
Myalos: As mentioned before, the power source has been under its control since nearly the beginning.
Myalos: When the seed falls, so too will my supply of energy.
Uaanta: So you're sacrificing yourself to prevent a calamity.
Myalos: Not... entirely.
Myalos: As you may see, I am currently in the process of creating a new, smaller, less catastrophic body for myself.
Myalos: However, for the next vital steps of construction, I do not trust the corruption to simply leave me be.
Myalos: You will destroy the seed mechanism. With the reserve power, Lock and Key will aid me in finishing my new body.
Myalos: And without a viable power source, none will have to worry about this mech wreaking havoc.
<Character>: That sounds like a good plan to me.
Uaanta: Very well. If this seed is truly the source of the corruption, destroying it would indeed be neutralizing the threat.
Uaanta: Count me in.
<Character>: One final question. Remthalas mentioned that he wanted to use you to "release many from their shackles".
<Character>: Do you know what he meant by that?
Myalos: Assuming he does not mean mere death and destruction, I do not. Nor do I intend to become corrupted enough to understand.
<Character>: I see. Anything else, Uaanta?
Uaanta: If this doesn't work, then I get to turn Myalos into a new set of armor.
*You glare at Uaanta, unamused.*
<Character>: Fair enough. Let's go!
*You continue through Myalos' construct in search of The Seed; once located, you battle it, attempting to destroy it.*
Uaanta: That should do it!
<Character>: Let's head back and check on Myalos.
*You and Uaanta head back to Myalos' location.*
<Character>: Myalos, it's done. We destroyed the seed.
*Myalos does not respond.*
Uaanta: You don't suppose something went wrong?
<Character>: Maybe Remthalas broke through Lock and Key's defenses?
Uaanta: What do you usually do in these situations?
<Character>: I'm not usually in this kind of situation. Maybe we can try... poking it?
*Before you or Uaanta can do anything, Myalos initiates once again.*
Myalos: That will not be necessary.
Myalos: I apologize for the inconvenience. When I sensed the presence of the seed fade, I could not wait.
Myalos: I initiated a system refresh to finally cleanse myself of its foul influence. It appears that my boot sequence went longer than I anticipated.
<Character>: A system refresh? Boot sequence?
Myalos: A refreshing nap. Waking up.
Uaanta: You're not going to turn on us now, are you?
Myalos: I am not. The seed no longer corrupts or controls me. I am finally free.
Myalos: My power reserves are draining, but I should have enough to complete my body.
Myalos: Thank you, champions of the Avatars.
<Character>: This is usually when we get teleported away, or something terrible happens, isn't it?
Uaanta: You just had to say something, didn't you, <Character>?
*You look around, sensing something is wrong as you haven't yet been teleported back to the Firmament, and decide to leave Myalos' construct.*
<Character>: Something isn't right. We should check back topside.
Uaanta: Agreed. Myalos, are you going to be okay?
Myalos: Most assuredly. Please send Lock and Key in when you reach them.
Myalos: And thank you once again. It is difficult for me to convey this, but you have done me a priceless service.
Myalos: I am free, but I will forever be in your debt.
Uaanta: As heroes, it is our duty to help those in need.
Uaanta: We just did our jobs. No repayment is necessary.
Uaanta: We're heroes.
<Character>: Right, right. Let's see what's going on outside then. Take care, Myalos.
*After you and Uaanta leave, Myalos contemplates your words.*
*Back outside Myalos' construct, you find Lock and Key have been... disabled.*
<Character>: Lock! Key!
*Only their lock and key components remain, lying motionless on the ground.*
Remthalas: Do not worry, they are unharmed.
*You and Uaanta stand opposite Remthalas and another still-masked, mystery Maleurous member, with Lock and Key's remains between both parties.*
???: And these are the "champions".
*You and Uaanta both glare at the Maleurous duo.*
???: Regardless of the title, servants of the Avatars are servants nonetheless.
Uaanta: I don't think they're here to talk, <Character>.
???: Ah, the Lhe'Shyian. Uaanta Fayt, was it?
???: On the contrary.
???: My dear colleague Remthalas has perhaps been... over-enthusiastic with his methods.
Remthalas: I'm not... good at communication.
???: There, there, friend. Mistakes happen.
Uaanta: Are you two done being pals? What do you want, if not to fight?
???: A fight would be counterproductive. The two of you are merely following the paths laid out for you.
???: It is no fault of your own. Such is the structure you have come to embrace.
<Character>: We already told Remthalas before. We're doing this because we want to. Because it's right.
???: Right for whom? From whose perspective? Yours? Or the Avatars?
???: You already doubt their judgement, <Character>, do you not?
???: Who is to say that their laws, their order is correct?
<Character>: Lore is doing perfectly fine under their–
???: Is it? What has the rule of the Avatars done?
???: Ever there is conflict. Ever there is pain, and suffering.
???: There must be a reckoning against those who would allow such injustices.
???: A revolution. And at its head, there must be heroes.
Uaanta: It is true that there is conflict, but there is bravery and sacrifice such that most may live in peace and comfort.
Uaanta: I am not so naive as to imagine that the world of the Makers is perfect.
Uaanta: But it is the best of their design.
???: And just how long have these "Makers" had to set the world in order? Thousands of years? Tens of thousands of years?
???: Hundreds of thousands?
???: And what do they have to show for it but indecisive and inconsistent fleeting action?
<Character>: The Avatars do not control us, or anyone.
???: And do you think they don't want to?
???: The fools forget their place.
*Uaanta attempts to attack the mystery Maleurous, to no avail.*
Uaanta: How... dare you!
Remthalas: Maybe you aren't as uninteresting as I thought.
*With the click of his fingers, Remthalas sends Uaanta to sleep once again.*
<Character>: Remthalas! Release her!
???: Please, Remthalas, I do not believe there is a need for such theatrics.
Remthalas: You do not command me.
???: No, but you requested my assistance, did you not?
???: I ask you to do me this favor.
*Remthalas glances at the mystery Maleurous, and decides to grant them this favor.*
Remthalas: ...Very well.
*Remthalas clicks his fingers once more, however Uaanta remains fast asleep on the ground.*
???: Good enough.
<Character>: Good enough? She's still sleeping!
Remthalas: I have left her dreams be. Worry not.
???: Ah, which reminds me, it is about time we said our farewells.
???: What we were after is no longer here, Remthalas.
???: A pity.
???: I am leaving. Do what you wish.
*The mystery Maleurous teleports away, and Lock and Key's remains simultaneously levitate again, spinning as they did before.*
Remthalas: You could be the savior of the oppressed, a breaker of chains.
Remthalas: Consider our words, <Character>.
*Remthalas also teleports away; you grimace, staring at the unconscious Uaanta and disabled Lock and Key before you.*
<Character>: What a mess I've gotten myself into this–
*At once, you, Uaanta, and Lock and Key have all been teleported to the Firmament.*
*Knowing how terrible this must look to the Avatars, you grin awkwardly.*
<Character>: I can explain!
*Scene cuts to black.*
Loot for DCs - opens Myalos Loot for DCs shop.
The red mushroom acts as a healing source during the quest (How did this strange mushroom grow down here? Do you want to eat it to recover HP/MP?), as well as the mysterious orb through a hatch two rooms before the boss.
Pop-up headlines during the quest:
This looks like a door of some kind. There must be a way to open it!
You pull the lever.
The lever is stuck!
The green glow of the lever in the next room reassures you that everything will be okay.
The green glow of the lever in the next room comforts you in this strange and unknown ruin.
You hear the hum of energy grow louder. Maybe the path will open now!
One of these times eating random fungi isn't going to turn out well...
Placing your hands on this mysterious orb makes you feel better! Lucky!
Next Up: ???
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