| Taking A Stand
Location: The Siege of Haven -> To War! -> Introduction: Taking a Stand
Level/Quest/Items required: None
Release Date: April 30th, 2021
Objective: As Haven prepares for war, Mritha has something she would like to talk to you about.
Objective completed: They're here.
Experience rewarded: 0
Gold rewarded: 0
*You're sitting down at a table with Mritha in the Haven as your dragon sleeps; Clawkins can be seen rushing by as you and Mritha sit.*
<Character>: I guess... I guess we're as prepared as we're going to be.
Mritha: How are you holding up? Working with Clawkin and Dravir must be a new experience for you.
<Character>: It's definitely different from before. Before I was frozen, I mean.
Mritha: I can imagine. But what matters is that you're taking action.
Mritha: You're not standing aside and letting The Rose do as they wish.
Mritha: You're helping to protect those that need protecting!
<Character>: You... seem very passionate about that.
Mritha: I... Well... I am.
Mritha: When The Rose started hunting dragons, the other DragonLords decided to flee.
Mritha: To hide away and let the politics of Greenguard sort themselves out.
Mritha: They were content to seek refuge for DragonsGrasp while others suffered at the hands of The Rose.
Mritha: I couldn't abide that. Nor could my partner, Odgne.
Mritha: So we left, and eventually, we found Kara.
<Character>: The DragonLords are... hiding?
Mritha: They'd call it "preparing" or "maintaining a stance of non-intervention".
Mritha: They talk about how they don't want the people to be dependent on them, and nonsense about how they must "balance instinct and nobility".
Mritha: I call it cowardice.
<Character>: And you're the only DragonLord who disagreed? You and Odgne were the only pair who left?
Mritha: There were quite a few of us with doubts. But due to DragonsGrasp's isolation, news of The Rose was slow to reach us.
Mritha: When we finally got word of what happened at the Sanctuary... Well, I lost my temper when it was decided to yet again not intervene.
Mritha: Odgne and I left.
Mritha: I still keep in touch with my old friends.
Mritha: I hope, with time, and with more evidence of The Rose's wrongdoings, I can bring them around to join the Vind.
<Character>: Sounds like a worthy effort.
Mritha: Indeed. And I won't give up. While I may hold resentment toward the DragonLords and dragons of DragonsGrasp...
Mritha: ...I hold faith that they'll do the right thing, eventually.
*There is a brief moment of silence after your conversation with Mritha.*
<Character>: Any word from Odgne?
*Mritha uses telepathy to communicate with Odgne.*
Mritha: ...Oh no.
Mritha: Get ready, <Character>. They're going be on us any moment–
*You, your dragon, Mritha, and the Dravir look above as shadows move around the Haven, signifying that it is now under attack by the dragons and the Rose.*
Mritha: They're here! Everyone, get ready! The dragons and The Rose have arrived!
*Scene cuts to black.*
This quest was previously erroneously named Rose War Intro and its objectives matched those of that quest upon its initial release; this was fixed on May 2nd, 2021.
This quest is a re-released version of Rose War Intro with rewritten dialogue and new artwork and music; more information can be found in the April 30th, 2021 Design Notes.
< Message edited by Jay -- 9/15/2021 20:03:03 >