Location: A Friendly Contest -> To the War! -> RECLAMATION
Level/Quest/Items required: Completion of Revelation,
100% War Meter
Release Date: March 24th, 2021
Objective: With Myalos fully charged, Notha forces yet another confrontation.
Objective completed: Time for a break.
Experience rewarded: Scaled
Gold rewarded: Scaled
(1) Twisted Amalgam - Boss
(1) Twisted Amalgam EX - Boss
Access to DRGN Loot for DCs.
*After all of Notha's minions have been defeated, Notha appears once more behind Key, Lock, you, and Uaanta, outside Myalos' construct.*
Notha: Oh! Oh! I see what you're doing now! Myalos is planning to activate the ruins!
Notha: ...They can still be activated?
Uaanta: That's none of your business.
Notha: Very interesting.
Notha: Well, that makes me even more curious, so I hope you'll excuse me this... additional challenge.
<Character>: You're still not finished?
Notha: Whatever gave you the impression that I was?
*Notha summons a strange creation before you and Uaanta; you both appear very alarmed.*
Notha: This one is a project I've been working on for a while now.
Notha: Do you mind giving it a test run?
Battle! - begins battle with Twisted Amalgam.
Battle Extreme - begins battle with Twisted Amalgam EX.
Heal - fully replenishes HP, MP, and potions.
Run Away! - returns to A Friendly Contest.
Notha: Well done! It's a pity to lose so much work, but... such might...
Notha: No wonder the Avatars–
Lock: Interruption: Myalos is ready.
Key: It is time.
Notha: Oh? This should be interesting!
*Myalos' construct activates and rises from the ground, revealing its true form as a dragonoid.*
Myalos: None will control my destiny but myself.
Myalos: Thank you, heroes.
Myalos: Thank you, Lock and Key.
<Character>: Is that... a dragon?!
*Myalos, the Dragonoid, flies directly upwards until it reaches outer space, powering down to drift through its final destination.*
Uaanta: That's the end, then.
<Character>: I wish there was something more we could do for them.
Lock: We did all we could.
Key: Did we?
<Character>: I don't think we were going to change their mind.
Uaanta: I know I wasn't about to force Myalos to stay against their will.
Notha: Yes! That's it! Precisely!
Notha: That is the balance we make for ourselves.
Notha: The balance that the Avatars fear.
Notha: We make our own decisions. We consider our own Good and Evil.
<Character>: And does that include you finishing off Sinnocence? Was that balance?
<Character>: And what about Remthalas destroying Mr. Nameless?
Notha: Good questions, <Character>! First, regarding Remthalas...
Notha: Well, I can't speak for him, but if I had to guess... He may have slightly overreacted.
Notha: I imagine he saw Mr. Nameless as entering into servitude of the champions of the Avatars.
Notha: It's not my place to share his story, but at one point, he too served the Avatars. And then, in his time of need, they were absent. Abandoned him.
Notha: As for Sinnocence... That... Well, I did that for you.
Uaanta: We had it under control.
<Character>: What do you mean you did it for us?
Notha: As I'm sure you know, Sinnocence was suffering. His end was inevitable, whether at my hands, or yours.
Notha: But if I let you follow through with your orders from the Avatars, you'd have just been fulfilling your pre-ordained role.
Notha: You would have merely been another obedient, unflinching pawn.
<Character>: I was already asking questions! Your actions only caused more confusion!
Notha: Which I can imagine only led to even more questions. More doubts. Sounds like a success to me.
Notha: Questions are important. Seeking answers is vital. That is how we grow.
Notha: But the Avatars don't ask questions. They only impose their will.
<Character>: We told you, they're learning! At first, they demanded that we only destroy the Maleurous.
<Character>: But now, they're willing to let us talk and reason with them. To... "neutralize" them.
*Notha pauses before responding to your claims.*
Notha: An interesting proposition. It is undeniable that they are allowing you some autonomy.
Notha: But perhaps it is out of fear. Perhaps they know that were you to oppose them, they wouldn't be able to stop you.
Notha: And how long do you think they'll remember these "lessons"?
Notha: How long until they "forget" and begin fighting amongst themselves again, with the people of Lore suffering at their whims?
<Character>: Why not ask them yourself? They let Lock and Key speak.
Notha: And for my risk receive only secretive half-truths and denials?
Notha: No. They must be eliminated. There is no other certainty. The laws and decrees of flailing imposters are beyond worthless.
Notha: Should you wish, my invitation is ever open.
Notha: To be a hero on your own terms.
*You glare at Notha before declining.*
<Character>: There's nothing left for you here. Not us, not Myalos, not the ruins.
Notha: Okay, okay! I can tell when I'm not... wanted.
Notha: I have urgent business elsewhere, anyway.
Notha: See you around, champions of the Avatars!
*Notha teleports away.*
Uaanta: I really don't like her, <Character>.
<Character>: I just... I wish we could all sit down and talk this out.
<Character>: But in the end, it seems like it's spiraling down to conflict.
Uaanta: There is hope yet, <Character>. My faith in the Makers will not be shaken, but you've shown me there are other paths than destruction.
<Character>: Aww, Uaanta!
Lock: The magic stirs. Prepare yourselves.
Key: We are being summoned.
*Key, Lock, Uaanta, and you are summoned to the Firmament.*
Neso: The Maleurous presence has faded.
Voidstar: Yet the threat has not been neutralized.
<Character>: Well, we managed to save Myalos. Notha isn't exactly easy to catch.
Kyanos: But you are our champions. You will find a way.
Celeritas: That you repelled the Maleurous is praiseworthy, but she is still out there.
<Character>: We actually had some conversations with her.
Khazri: We have made it clear before! You are not to–
Uaanta: Makers, please–
<Character>: Why didn't we stop her? She has this really bad habit of teleporting around.
<Character>: Besides, Notha brought up some good points. I've heard her perspective, and I want to hear yours.
<Character>: Avatars, why do you insist on keeping control?
*The Avatars all back away slightly, surprised by your question.*
Fiamme: It is... our duty.
Haeos: We must maintain balance between the elements.
Temblor: Lore must be kept in balance.
<Character>: And why must that fall to you? Why not leave it to the people who inhabit the world?
Khazri: There is too much instability. Unpredictability.
Voidstar: Disorder, chaos, Evil. Doom.
Haeos: We cannot merely trust things to work themselves out, lest all of Lore fall to ruin and destruction.
Temblor: We bring Destiny. Order. Balance. Good.
<Character>: But what you're doing...
Uaanta: It's worked for Lhe'Shyiac.
<Character>: But not everywhere.
Kyanos: We understand... that our methods need refining.
Neso: We are willing to learn.
Fiamme: We have... made mistakes.
Celeritas: Lock and Key will assist us.
Key: We have much to share.
Uaanta: Is that safe? They are- sorry, were, Maleurous.
Khazri: We have given it much thought. Have confidence in our ability to defend ourselves.
Voidstar: While they still radiate a Maleurous presence, they may provide much needed information. And we will be on guard.
<Character>: It's good to hear that you're up for changing your methods. Just...
*You glance away from the Avatars briefly.*
<Character>: I think... I think I need a break.
Temblor: You are deserving of rest. Go, champions.
Celeritas: We will call you when you are next required.
Kyanos: Are you ready?
Uaanta: I am.
<Character>: Thanks for asking.
<Character>: Yes. Please.
*You and Uaanta are returned, but Lock and Key remain in the Firmament; elsewhere in space, Myalos continues to drift aimlessly, when suddenly Notha teleports into Myalos' construct.*
Notha: That was easier than expected!
*Notha closes her eyes, presumably examining the breathability of the air inside.*
Notha: So there are life support systems.
Notha: Yes. Yes, fascinating!
Notha: Such intriguing mechanisms, perhaps older than... No, most certainly older than even the Exalted! Ah, how wondrous!
*Myalos appears to sense Notha's presence and reactivates.*
Notha: Hello, Myalos!
Myalos: No... This... This does not comprehend.
Myalos: You are going back on your deal with the heroes! Deceiver! Liar!
Myalos: You are not welcome here!
Notha: I said I'd leave that place if I lost. I didn't say I'd leave the ruins.
Notha: Although... these are hardly ruins now are they?
Notha: I don't suppose you'd be kind enough to help me figure some of this stuff out?
Myalos: I have no interest in being of assistance.
Notha: Ah, no problem. I'll manage one way or another.
Myalos: And if I shut off air and power?
Notha: Is that a challenge? Ooh. You should try that sometime when I'm distracted!
Myalos: Regardless, power levels are quickly falling. When depleted, this shell will be of no use to you.
Notha: Another puzzle to fix then. Power... Power... Hmm, I may have a potential solution for that. Ah, this is going to be so much fun, Myalos!
Notha: I truly don't mean you any harm, you know? In fact... this... "body" project you were so invested in...
Notha: It would certainly be an intriguing exercise to start with...
Notha: All I need is your cooperation. What do you say?
*Scene cuts to black.*
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