| Across the Fearscape
Location: Falconreach (Book 3) -> Right -> Sirius -> Quests! -> Across the Fearscape
Requirements: Completion of Sibling Bonds
Release Date: August 11th, 2023
Objective: Sirius has discovered a light at the end of the tunnel... One final Fearscape remains.
Objective completed: The Aker'varus is here.
Experience rewarded: Scaled
Gold rewarded: Scaled
(1) Fear Sirius - Boss
Shadecloak of the Emperor (I-VII)
Access to AtF Loot for DCs.
Kassandra joins you as Guest A.
Sirius joins you as Guest B.
*In the Fearscape, Sirius uses a finger to point where he, you, and Kassandra will go next.*
Sirius: See? Just over there! That looks pretty important, right?
*What Sirius discovered revealed to be a cliffside that has a purple glow.*
Kassandra: That glow...
Kassandra: The Fear Engine! It must be!
Kassandra: If we can reach it, we should be able to shut it down and get out of this place.
<Character>: The question is... How do we get to it?
*Scene pans outward to reveal that to reach the Fear Engine, they will have to pass through portals on the cliffside.*
Sirius: That's the easy part. We'll just have to fight our way over! Follow me!
*You and your allies fight your way through through the Fearscape, battling various Feargeists along the way; eventually, Kassandra, you, and Sirius reach the Fear Engine.*
<Character>: This... is the Fear Engine? How do we shut it down?
Kassandra: Well, with the Artifact destroyed, I can think of only one good way to stop it.
Kassandra: We have to overload it.
<Character>: And what does that mean?
Kassandra: We're going to have to get it to generate our... deepest fears. Perfect fears.
Kassandra: Through my tests it was only able to make one or two of these "perfect fears" before shutting down.
Kassandra: Temporarily, mind you. So we'll have to be quick.
Kassandra: But... this could get quite unpleasant. Maybe I can figure out another way to—
Sirius: If we have a plan, then let's do it! Let's get out of here!
*Sirius approaches the Fear Engine.*
Kassandra: Sirius! Wait!
Sirius: I'll get it to make a big sheep. What's the worst that can happen?
Fear Engine: Scanning... Scanning...
*The Fear Engine scans Sirius.*
Fear Engine: Fear analyzed. Generating manifestation...
*The Fear Engine generates a fear manifestation related to Sirius, signified by a purple mist.*
Sirius: Here it comes! Get ready!
Sirius: It's just a sheep. It's... just a sheep...
Kassandra: You performed necromancy on one sheep! You still aren't over that?!
Sirius: It was Nature necromancy! Those roots were all twisted around the bones! It was terrifying!
Kassandra: Grow up!
Sirius: No, you!
<Character>: Yeah. You two are definitely siblings.
???: Well. Look who we have here.
Sirius: Wha—! That's... that's not a sheep...
<Character>: Wait. That sounds like...
*The fear manifestation reveals itself as Sirius, who is wearing a crown.*
<Character>, Kassandra (in unison): Sirius?!
Fear Sirius: Nothing gets by you lot, does it?
Kassandra: That crown. Is that...?
Sirius: The Imperial Crown. My biggest fear is... being Emperor?
Fear Sirius: Is that a rhetorical question, or would you like me to spell it out for you? I'm your Fear, after all.
Fear Sirius: Clearly, you are afraid of being a competent Emperor...
Fear Sirius: ...With all the lying, sacrifices, and back-handed deals that are needed to keep your glorious empire running.
Fear Sirius: And why would you be afraid of this? An Empire at its peak. All your wishes fulfilled.
Sirius: I have no interest in being Emperor.
Fear Sirius: Oh? Then why are you here?
Fear Sirius: To bring Kass home?
Fear Sirius: Or is it to show Father that you can actually accomplish something other than getting lucky with the Sword of Inanitas?
Kassandra: You call that lucky?! I— You can't cast normal magic without hurting yourself!
Fear Sirius: And why would I need to cast "normal magic" when I can wield a Celestial's power to rule unopposed?!
Fear Sirius: I don't fear the Sword dangling above the throne. I wield it!
Fear Sirius: And you, Kass. What are you doing here? So far away from home.
Fear Sirius: You claim you are looking to help free us from the Sword but look around at this mess! How is this helping?
Kassandra: I don't need to justify myself to a product of Fear. If I just had the Artifact—
Fear Sirius: The Artifact, the Artifact, the Artifact! It's all the Artifact's fault, is it?!
Fear Sirius: Tell me, would Cassiopia and Arthur buy that excuse?
Kassandra: You leave them out of this!
Fear Sirius: What about all the people you helped the Thorn kidnap?
Fear Sirius: They're all dead, you know. Sacrificed in a ritual!
Fear Sirius: Let me guess. Was it in the name of "research"?
*Sirius is horrified upon hearing Kassandra's crimes before turning around to face her.*
Sirius: Kass, is that true?
Kassandra: I... didn't know that was going to happen! I... didn't want to think about it...
<Character>: That's enough! You aren't real!
Fear Sirius: Oh, the infamous Hero! I've been waiting to talk to you!
Fear Sirius: How many people were you able to save when you were frozen for all those years?
Fear Sirius: Zero? That's what I thought! Just think about their suffering, their screaming—
<Character>: If Jaania didn't freeze me, I would have—
Fear Sirius: Speaking of Jaania, wasn't it you who helped let her out?
<Character>: Well, yeah, but that was only because we needed her to help stop Wargoth and—
Fear Sirius: Aaaand why did Wargoth arrive in the first place? Wasn't it because you weren't strong enough to stop that sun-eating dracolich on your own?
Fear Sirius: You made Warlic use all his power to protect everyone in your stead!
Fear Sirius: And don't get me started on how you helped that dracolich come into existence! You—
Sirius: Enough! You will not speak to my friends like this any longer!
Sirius: Draw your weapons, and let us end this!
Fear Sirius: At last!
Fear Sirius: Spoken like a true Emperor!
Battle! - begins battle with Fear Sirius; will also re-invite Kassandra and Sirius if defeated in a previous attempt..
Heal - fully replenishes HP, MP, and potions.
Run Away! - returns to Falconreach (Book 3).
*After defeating Fear Sirius, he says his final words.*
Fear Sirius: That... was quite fun!
*Fear Sirius vanishes in purple mist, dispelling the fear manifestation.*
Sirius: Speak for yourself! That was awful! Thank goodness that's over!
Sirius: He was creepy!
Kassandra: He was you!
*The Fear Engine remains intact even after dispelling Fear Sirius.*
<Character>: Um... Kass...?
Kassandra: Ugh. Guess it wasn't enough. We'll have to make it generate another one!
<Character>: ...Right, guess it's my turn!
Kassandra: <Character>, wait...
Kassandra: I've put you- both of you, and so many other people through so much.
Kassandra: I... haven't taken responsibility for any of it.
Kassandra: I know I can't undo all of the damage I caused, but please, let me do this.
Sirius: Kass, you don't have to—
Kassandra: I do, Sirius. I can't bear to face you without some form of atonement.
*The Fear Engine scans Kassandra.*
Fear Engine: Fear analyzed. Generating manifestation...
*The Fear Engine generates a fear manifestation related to Kassandra.*
<Character>: What is it making? What can we expect?
Kassandra: There's... There's only one thing it could be...
Sirius: ...The creature that has haunted her dreams for years.
Sirius: The legendary beast of the South that killed her parents...
Kassandra: The Aker'varus...
*Scene cuts to black as The Aker'varus roars.*
Loot for DCs - opens AtF Loot for DCs shop.
The purple tear acts as a HP/MP healing source during the quest.
Pop-up headlines during the quest:
Oh no! This poor Feargeist was scared of YOU!
Kass: "Be ready for anything. This is a Fearscape, after all."
Sirius: "The endless void I can understand. But why all the purple and blue?"
Kass: "That's just how it is. Watch your step, okay?"
Sirius: "...It's really quite beautiful, in its own way."
Kass: "I've never seen these crystal formations before in a Fearscape. Interesting."
Kass: 'Looks like we can stop and rest here for a moment if you need to, Sirius.'
Sirius: "After you!"
Kass: "Please, let this be the end. I'm getting dizzy."
Sirius: "The light is coming from right up there! Nearly there!"
Kass: "The Fear Engine is just up ahead. Be ready for anything."
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