| Surewould Forest (Book 3)
Other name: Surewood Forest
Access Point: Maguswood Region -> Surewould Forest -> Travel, Falconreach (Book 3) -> 3 Right -> Up Right, Timeline (Book 3) -> The End of Magic – Cinquefoil's Request -> To Surewould Forest
Level/Quest/Items required: None
Release Date: December 1st, 2012
Forest Cave (Book 3)
Secret Waterfall Cave
Life Finds A Way
Face of Death
Sands of Eternity
Traviata: Leave. This section of the woods isn't safe. Not for you.
When approaching Cinquefoil before approaching Ash and selecting 'That's everything!':
Pop-up: This individual doesn't seem to want to talk to you. Maybe you should check in with Ash in Falconreach first.
When approaching Cinquefoil after approaching Ash and selecting 'That's everything!' for the first time:
Cinquefoil: <Character>?! I... Ahem! Halt, intruder! You're entering Rose territory!
Cinquefoil: Let's keep it quiet, we don't know who may be nearby.
After selecting 'I'll help you out!':
- Are you a member of the Rose?
Cinquefoil: I am, although my situation is... complicated. You should be more worried about yourself, though!
Cinquefoil: Since you've made it to Falconreach, it won't be long before Jaania hears that you're free.
Cinquefoil: And once word reaches Swordhaven, all of The Rose will be out to find you.
- So... are you going to turn me in?
Cinquefoil: No. Quite the opposite, actually. I think there's a lot we can do to help each other out here.
Cinquefoil: While I wear the colors of The Rose, I don't necessarily agree with their goals or methods.
Cinquefoil: But at the same time, I've met plenty of Rose members who seem to have good intentions.
Cinquefoil: Thankfully you ran into me and not some other scout!
- What do you want from me?
Cinquefoil: As a member of The Rose myself, there's a lot of places within The Rose that I would look suspicious were I to investigate too closely.
Cinquefoil: But you.. you're just a rogue adventurer as far as The Rose is concerned at the moment.
Cinquefoil: You can go where I cannot, and use force if necessary.
Cinquefoil: I want to know what The Rose is planning.
Cinquefoil: I'm sure there have been increased sightings of Rose activity near Falconreach recently, and for good reason.
Cinquefoil: The Rose has been converting old Sneevil Treeforts into a massive garrison: The Rosewood.
Cinquefoil: Orders are to stand by for now, but I worry for Falconreach's safety as Rose forces build up.
Cinquefoil: Most are content to wait on orders, but there are definitely those that want to take a more... active stance against the city's magical populace.
Cinquefoil: One of the leaders here is named Hansa. She is a Magus of The Rose, a magic user herself.
Cinquefoil: She is an inspirational leader for many Rose members stationed here, but I can't help but wonder what her goal here is.
Cinquefoil: I need you to enter the Rosewood, find evidence of what she may be planning, and return to me.
Cinquefoil: If you do this, I think I can figure out a way to get your bounty dismissed.
- Why should I trust you?
Cinquefoil: I... I'm sorry. I'm not sure who I can trust, myself. The world's been turned upside down in your absence, <Character>.
Cinquefoil: I need to find out why my... why King Alteon so readily acquiesced to Jaania's demands for The Rose.
Cinquefoil: I suppose I can say that you knew me, once. Before you were frozen.
Cinquefoil: If that's not enough, I can only beg for your help.
- That won't be necessary.
Cinquefoil: Do we have a deal, <Character>? Or do you have any more questions?
- What do you want from me again? - see 'What do you want from me?' dialogue.
- Who are you? - see 'Who are you?' dialogue.
- Can I trust you? - see 'Why should I trust you?' dialogue.
- How do you know my name? - see 'Wait, how do you know my name?' dialogue.
- You can get my bounty dismissed? - see 'You can get my bounty dismissed?' dialogue.
- Tell me more about The Rose.
Cinquefoil: I will answer to the best of my ability.
- What does The Rose want?
Cinquefoil: The stated goal of The Rose is to provide safety to the people of Lore from the unpredictability and chaos of magic.
Cinquefoil: To many, this is a noble goal. Jaania was certainly able to convince King Alteon, and as such, The Rose spreads and grows...
Cinquefoil: ...even with Jaania's few public appearances these days.
Cinquefoil: Rose Magi and generals are still getting their orders from Swordhaven, so I assume Jaania is still overseeing operations.
Cinquefoil: Jaania seems content to play protector, distributing her forces around the Kingdom, but for some that's not enough.
- Where did The Rose come from?
Cinquefoil: After you were frozen, Jaania took to being a hero.
Cinquefoil: She gathered many followers, and eventually, somehow, even the support of King Alteon.
Cinquefoil: Many in the Kingdom of Greenguard were dissatisfied with the lack of security from Swordhaven.
Cinquefoil: Now, for common folk, The Rose's authority likely even surpasses that of the knights.
- Is The Rose really kidnapping people?
Cinquefoil: Many of The Rose are not kind to magical creatures. I do what I can, but I am limited in my abilities.
Cinquefoil: If there have been disappearances, it would not surprise me to learn that The Rose was behind them.
Cinquefoil: But as I mentioned before, even within The Rose there are many who would disagree with that sort of behavior.
Cinquefoil: Whether or not Jaania approves of such tactics, I do not know.
- Sounds quite disorganized.
- Why did Jaania put a bounty on me?
Cinquefoil: I know as much as the next person about that.
Cinquefoil: The bounty is official, so it must have had approval from the King.
Cinquefoil: However, it's been so long that most people have forgotten about it.
Cinquefoil: It's certainly hard to say why Jaania felt it was necessary in the first place.
Cinquefoil: Perhaps she felt threatened by you, or maybe she wanted you to seek her out yourself as soon as possible after you thawed.
- Seems like only Jaania knows why.
- Does the King really support The Rose?
Cinquefoil: The King... He does. I believe he trusts Jaania fully.
Cinquefoil: One of the Royal Princesses has fallen ill, and the King only allows those approved by Jaania to tend to her.
Cinquefoil: I've... heard that he has even given Jaania blanket approval for Rose operations.
- You know a lot about this.
Cinquefoil: I have my connections, after all.
- They must be very useful.
- The Rose uses magic?
Cinquefoil: Seems weird, right?
Cinquefoil: As an organization with so many members opposed to the use of magic, it's strange how much it is embraced internally.
Cinquefoil: From what I've been able to gather, it's more of a sentiment that "our" magic is safe and controlled, while "their" magic is unruly.
Cinquefoil: I find myself constantly surprised by what people choose to do and look past in search of their goals.
Cinquefoil: But they are still people. I am not above them, even if they may be misguided.
- They must have their reasons.
- I have no more questions. - see 'That won't be necessary.' dialogue.
- I'll help you out!
Cinquefoil: Thank you, <Character>!
- Maybe another time...
Cinquefoil: I... I see. If you change your mind, I'll be waiting here.
- You can get my bounty dismissed?
Cinquefoil: I have my connections. A lot of this depends on Magus Hansa's intentions, however.
Cinquefoil: If you are forced to defend Falconreach from a Rose siege, I don't know if even my influence can protect you.
Cinquefoil: Magus Hansa's orders have mostly been passive so far. I am still holding on to hope that she can be reasoned with...
Cinquefoil: ...before tensions rise even further.
- Sounds like a dire situation. - see 'That won't be necessary.' dialogue.
- Why are you telling me this? - see 'So... are you going to turn me in?' second dialogue.
- Wait, how do you know my name?
Cinquefoil: Um. Lucky guess? Er, I mean, you have a bounty on you. Of course I know your name!
Cinquefoil: Look, it's not really that important. What matters is that you're here.
- Are you a member of the Rose? - see 'Are you a member of the Rose?' dialogue.
- What do you want from me? - see 'What do you want from me?' dialogue.
- Who are you?
Cinquefoil: Oh! Pardon my manners. My name is Cinquefoil. Cin for short. I'm a scout for The Rose.
Cinquefoil: At least, that's my cover.
- What do you want from me? - see 'What do you want from me?' dialogue.
- How did you know my name? - see 'Wait, how do you know my name?' dialogue.
Cinquefoil: It's good to see you again, <Character>. Let's get to work, shall we?
Cinquefoil: Thank you for your assistance, <Character>.
- The Rosewood
Cinquefoil: The Rose has been converting old Sneevil Treeforts into one giant garrison. You must go in and see what you can find about Magus Hansa.
Cinquefoil: Her motives may seem pure for now... but I want you to find her records of correspondance with Swordhaven.
Cinquefoil: Return to me once you've found her papers and we can continue from there.
Cinquefoil: The entrance to The Rosewood is just north of the old Bandit Camp. Hansa's documents should be there somewhere.
- Select 'Read Correspondance' in Rose Tree quest to proceed.
- Rose Fortress
Cinquefoil: I see. So The Rose is truly just building this garrison for Falconreach's protection.
Cinquefoil: Magus Hansa seems reasonable, if somewhat zealous. Perhaps if you can speak with her, she would be willing to share more.
Cinquefoil: You should be able to find her in the stone Rose Fort. Be careful, this could potentially be incredibly dangerous.
Cinquefoil: Once you've spoken with her, just make your way out the fort the same way you came in.
- Life Finds A Way
Cinquefoil: <Character>, I have need of your help once again. Hansa is taking a contingent of soldiers to the Sandsea...
- More Information
Cinquefoil: ...apparently, trouble has arisen in their search for Sek Duat.
<Character>: Sek Duat? I thought once the power of the Light Orb was out of his hands he would be easily defeated.
Cinquefoil: Well... even without the Light Orb, you did leave him with a vast army.
Cinquefoil: You had other Orbs to find. Other enemies to fight. I know, <Character>.
Cinquefoil: Your involvement in the Sandsea, taking the Orb, did help with the revolution there though.
Cinquefoil: The Rose joined with the rebels and, together, they overthrew Sek Duat. He was never found though. Never brought to justice.
Cinquefoil: The people of the Sandsea have been searching for him but, they've apparently uncovered a new source of trouble.
Cinquefoil: I wasn't chosen to go... so you'll have to follow Hansa there.
<Character>: The Rose is... welcome there?
Cinquefoil: The Rose is welcome in many places.
Cinquefoil: After being engulfed in darkness, elemental overloads, being sacrificed to extend the life a Light Lich... are you really that surprised?
Cinquefoil: For all the good that can be accomplished with magic... all the beauty it creates... a lot of Lore has only seen the brunt of the evil it can do.
<Character>: You're arguing for the Rose? While infiltrating it?
Cinquefoil: It's a more complex issue then that. I think you know that.
<Character>: I know I've seen cruelty and ignorance.
Cinquefoil: How nice would you be when you might get bashed over the head at any moment?
Cinquefoil: My... my king supports this movement. I want to understand why... after all I've experienced here... all I know about the good magic can do....
Cinquefoil: You have to go to the Sandsea, see what's going there.
Cinquefoil: If you can, maybe you could finish what you started with taking the Light Orb and do what even the Rose has failed to there. Find Sek Duat.
- Quest! - begins Life Finds A Way quest.
- Face of Death
Cinquefoil: Whatever the Rose is looking for... I have a feeling it's dangerous.
- Sands of Eternity
Cinquefoil: Be very careful, <Character>. Whatever is happening with Sek Duat, it's sure to be dangerous.
- Replay Introduction - see initial dialogue when approaching Cinquefoil for the first time.
- Heal - fully replenishes HP, MP, and potions.
Near the Sneevil Box Fort
Traviata: When I get in there... you little green thieves are done for.
You must traverse the Surewould Forest in order to access the Rose garrison, an area now known as Rosewood.
Cinquefoil's dialogue was reworked on February 28th, 2020; more information can be found in the February 28th, 2020 Design Notes.
Jay for additional dialogue, other information, and corrections.
Niki for additional dialogues.
< Message edited by Jay -- 3/18/2020 0:11:33 >