Times Silent Keeper
Knight Level 0
Tathlin: So you're the recruit Blackhawke spoke of? You want to become a knight?
Tathlin: There was once a time in which only those of noble birth could become knights, but there is a greater need these days.
Tathlin: Perhaps once you're properly trained, you can make your case to the kingdom of your choice.
Tathlin: But this training will be difficult and will test your resolve. Knowing this, do you still wish to become a Knight?
I need more time to think about this. - Returns to Knight menu
Tathlin: Excellent! Go get some spare armor from the tent behind you and put it on. You won't be allowed to train in anything else.
«Knight - Basic Training shop opens.»
Tathlin: Knights are capable fighters with virtually every sort of melee weapon. But it is with shield and sword that they are truly in their element.
Tathlin: Knights train so extensively with their swords and shields that they become an extension of the knight's arms.
Tathlin: They encompass the ideal of knighthood: a shield to defend the helpless, and a sword to strike back at evil.
Tathlin: Every order has their own armor, shield and sword. Together, they are a symbol of pride in your order.
«You»: I carry quite a few weapons and shields with me. What if I do not have room to carry the shield and sword of my order with me?
Tathlin: Many adventurers have that problem. We knights developed a solution, born of simple magic.
Tathlin: Nowadays, our shields and swords are physical constructs, maintained by our life force and fighting spirit, and summoned at will.
«Tathlin rises slightly into the air and summons his sword and shield.»
«You»: Amazing! But isn't magic anathema to warriors?
Tathlin: Only the "flashy" sort which mages wield. We have been distrustful of magic ever since it turned the lands to the West into such a barren waste.
Tathlin: Even our own magi are kept under careful observation. We can never be too sure who is a demon sympathizer in these dark times.
Tathlin: But try as we might to avoid it, magical energies are ingrained into the very fabric of Lore.
Tathlin: It flows through the places we visit, and is built into the equipment we use. It is, quite simply, everywhere.
Tathlin: Magic cannot be avoided entirely, nor should it. It can be used for good. So instead, we knights use our fighting spirits to fuel magic of a different sort.
Tathlin: Magics which strengthen our defenses, or sharpen our blades. These magics enhance us, rather than battle for us.
«You»: I see.
Tathlin: Because of your inexperience and lack of training, the best way for you to unlock your potential is to go on a great quest.
«You»: So, going to rescue a princess or something?
Tathlin: That would certainly qualify, but I have another, more useful task in mind.
«You»: What is it?
Tathlin: There is a certain magical artifact that the demons of Stormfallen are looking for... the Eye of the Unholy.
Tathlin: The Eye is known to enhance the powers of its wielders, so it will be especially dangerous if the Demon Knights obtain it.
Tathlin: We have been keeping it hidden from them, but soon we will be able to purify it and turn it against them.
Tathlin: The demons know only how to use magic to destroy, so we shall show them how to wield it for the good of humanity... by destroying THEM with it!
Tathlin: For now, I need you to retrieve the Eye and find somewhere safe to hide it until our purification technique is perfected.
Tathlin: Take this map, it should lead you to the Eye. Then it's up to you to find a good hiding place. I'm counting on you, «You»!
«Scene: A volcanic landscape.»
«You»: (thinking) Well, I don't think the knights of Rennd could have found a less obvious place to hide the Eye if they'd tried.
«You»: (thinking) Still, it's a long ways to go yet!
2 BATTLES «In the distance, a black-colored building can be seen.»
«You»: That must be the place!«In front of the building stands the Demon Lord Urgoth.»
Demon Lord Urgoth: Hm... it seems that young knight has led me right to the Eye. Queen Tyranna will be most pleased.
«Scene fades.»«You arrive at the entrance to the building. The Eye of the Unholy is on the ground beside the entrance.»
«You»: (thinking) That must be the Eye. Whew. This has been a difficult journey, but it's almost over.
Take the Eye of Evil!
«The Demon Lord Urgoth appears after you take the Eye.»
Demon Lord Urgoth: I'll be taking the Eye, if you don't mind. My Queen has demanded it.
Not a chance!
1 BATTLE: Demon Lord Urgoth Fine, it's yours.
Demon Lord Urgoth: You are talented, for such a young knight. Your talent is wasted serving Rennd.
Demon Lord Urgoth: What possible use do you have for the Eye anyway, hm?
- I intend to keep it out of your hands!
Demon Lord Urgoth: A pity that you are so dedicated to the light that you would blind yourself.
- I intend to keep it for myself.
Demon Lord Urgoth: Such a strange proclamation for one claiming to serve Rennd.
Demon Lord Urgoth: Very well. It is yours for now. But I will come to claim it later.
Demon Lord Urgoth: Good answer, young knight. «Scene fades. New Scene: You have returned to Rennd.»
Demon Lord Urgoth: I shall remember your actions this day, and put in a good word for you with my Queen.
Demon Lord Urgoth: When you have learned all you can from Sir Tathlin, you will make a fine addition to our ranks.
Demon Lord Urgoth: And if you should meet any of my brothers, tell them you are a friend of Urgoth.
Demon Lord Urgoth: That should stay their hands from harming you, lest they invoke my wrath.
Tathlin: Excellent work, «You»! It's good to know that the Eye is somewhere safe.
Tathlin: And I suspect that your fighting spirit has grown strong indeed!
Tathlin: You should now be able to summon your shield and sword. Now we can really get started with training!
Congratulations! You are now a Level 1 Knight and have learned a new skill as a result of your training!
Entry thanks to ArchMagus Orodalf.
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