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2 Hello. And who might you be?
3 Hello, Hadrian. Could you spare a few minutes?
4 Hullo! Me not too smart! Who you?
5 Hi, Hagian! I got questions..!
10 [The man in front of you is a wizened old gnome, with wildish gray hair and a beard three days grown. He looks up at you, grinning toothlessly.] Call me Hadrian! Acolyte of the Panarii, and the local expert on church archaeology. How might I help you today?
10 [The man in front of you is a wizened old gnome, with wildish gray hair and a beard three days grown. He looks up at you, grinning toothlessly.] Call me Hadrian! Acolyte of the Panarii, and the local expert on church archaeology. How might I help you today?
11 Greetings, I'm @PCNAME@. Might I speak with you a moment?
12 Hi, Hagian! Good meet you! I got questions!
20 Certainly...
20 Certainly...
21 Let's talk about your work...
22 I've still questions about the remains of Nasrudin...
23 I still need to see Nasrudin's remains...
24 I still need to see Nasrudin's remains...
25 I'm still looking for the remains of Nasrudin...
26 I've returned from the crypt...
27 I've returned from the crypt...
31 What would you like to know?
31 What would you like to know?
32 Tell me about some of the objects you have here...
33 What do you know of the remains of Nasrudin?
34 A few more general questions...
39 Which would you like to know about?
39 Which would you like to know about?
40 What is that? A skeleton's finger?
41 What is the glass device?
42 What is this black gem?
43 Are they for sale?
44 Let's talk about your work...
46 The remains of Nasrudin? What would you like to know about them?
46 The remains of Nasrudin? What would you like to know about them?
47 Where are they?
48 Have you seen them?
49 Who found them?
50 Some more general questions about your work...
53 They are housed in the old catacombs beneath the Temple. The First Acolyte, Alexander, can direct you there if you have problems finding it.
53 They are housed in the old catacombs beneath the Temple. The First Acolyte, Alexander, can direct you there if you have problems finding it.
54 Have you seen them?
55 Who found them?
56 Some more general questions about your work...
59 The burial chamber and the sarcophagus were found by one of the elves of the early church...his name escapes me, but if you speak with Gunther Willhelm about it, he'd be able to give you the details. The church was then built over the catacombs.
59 The burial chamber and the sarcophagus were found by one of the elves of the early church...his name escapes me, but if you speak with Gunther Willhelm about it, he'd be able to give you the details. The church was then built over the catacombs.
60 Have you seen them?
61 Some more general questions about your work...
64 [His brow furrows.] No, and I'd do anything to see those old bones of his! There are so many questions I could answer if I could only have a look at them! When he died, how he died...I want to know if his skeletal structure is the same as common elves, or if his prolonged use of powerful magicks changed him somehow...so many questions! And I've never been able to see them!
64 [His brow furrows.] No, and I'd do anything to see those old bones of his! There are so many questions I could answer if I could only have a look at them! When he died, how he died...I want to know if his skeletal structure is the same as common elves, or if his prolonged use of powerful magicks changed him somehow...so many questions! And I've never been able to see them!
65 Why, Hadrian? You're the church archaeologist. Surely you...
67 Yes, you'd think so, wouldn't you, young lady! [He raises from his seat, gesticulating to and fro...] I mean, when the Elders need someone to digging in the dank caverns of the Bangellian Deeps, who do they call upon? Or if some poor fool comes across a tomb with sealed with a Gorgothian blood-curse? Ring the bell for Old Hadrian!
67 Yes, you'd think so, wouldn't you, young man? [He raises from his seat, gesticulating to and fro...] I mean, when the Elders need someone to digging in the dank caverns of the Bangellian Deeps, who do they call upon? Or if some poor fool comes across a tomb with sealed with a Gorgothian blood-curse? Ring the bell for Old Hadrian!
68 But why won't they let you see the remains, Hadrian?
70 I've no idea! [He throws his hands in the air, upending a stack of papers and what looks to be a cup of dark ale.] They speak of desecration and sacrilege, but...[He lowers his voice, leaning closer]...the man is DEAD. D-E-A-D. I respect and cherish Nasrudin and what he taught us more than anyone, but I hardly think he'd be upset if I chipped a piece of bone from his earthly shell...
70 I've no idea! [He throws his hands in the air, upending a stack of papers and what looks to be a cup of dark ale.] They speak of desecration and sacrilege, but...[He lowers his voice, leaning closer]...the man is DEAD. D-E-A-D. I respect and cherish Nasrudin and what he taught us more than anyone, but I hardly think he'd be upset if I chipped a piece of bone from his earthly shell...
71 I see your point. I, myself, would love to take a look at them...
75 Really? [His face brightens.] Are you a fellow archaeologist, my friend?
75 Really? [His face brightens.] Are you a fellow archaeologist, my friend?
76 Uh...yes. Yes I am. Strictly freelance, of course...
77 Uh...yes. Yes I am. Strictly freelance, of course...
78 No, but it's a long story...[Tell him all that has happened.]
79 No, but let's say I have an interest in Nasrudin's resting place...
82 Y-y-e-s-s...[He considers you a moment, measuring your words.] You do seem have that particular look about you. Probably a little dirt under those fingernails, eh? Well met! And what interest do you have in the remains of Nasrudin...?
82 Y-y-e-s-s...[He considers you a moment, measuring your words.] You do seem have that particular look about you. Probably a little dirt under those fingernails, eh? Well met! And what interest do you have in the remains of Nasrudin...?
83 Uh...I'm thinking of converting, but I need a little proof...
85 Y-y-e-s-s...[He considers you a moment, measuring your words.] You do seem have that particular look about you, but just about anyone could. Maybe we could talk shop for a moment?
85 Y-y-e-s-s...[He considers you a moment, measuring your words.] You do seem have that particular look about you, but just about anyone could. Maybe we could talk shop for a moment?
86 Sure...
87 Uh, I'm on vacation. Left the business at home and what not...
90 I was recently reading about the islands of the Serpentspine...do you know anything of them?
90 I was recently reading about the islands of the Serpentspine...do you know anything of them?
91 Of course...they've a large population of Fire Giants there...
92 I can't say as I know much in THAT particular area...
95 [Obviously impressed.] Yes, yes they do. That's a fairly obscure set of islands...you must be a little more than a freelancer, friend...
95 [Obviously impressed.] Yes, yes they do. That's a fairly obscure set of islands...you must be a little more than a freelancer, friend...
96 Oh...one tries, one dabbles. I...uh...study fire-gems...
98 [Hadrian becomes animated again.] Really? Then you MUST have heard about Franklin Payne's recent procural of one...?
98 [Hadrian becomes animated again.] Really? Then you MUST have heard about Franklin Payne's recent procural of one...?
99 Ahem...one of my colleagues may have mentioned it in passing...
101 Of course, of course. Payne's operations tend toward the sensational, but I've never met a more fearless and honorable man...
101 Of course, of course. Payne's operations tend toward the sensational, but I've never met a more fearless and honorable man...
102 You've actually met Mr. Payne?
103 I'm sure he is. About those remains...
104 Let's speak of this later. Good bye...
106 Yes...he's actually done some work for the church. When there's a particularly elusive object we need found, Payne's the man we contact. No one knows more about the outlands than he...
106 Yes...he's actually done some work for the church. When there's a particularly elusive object we need found, Payne's the man we contact. No one knows more about the outlands than he...
107 Interesting. About those remains...
108 Let's speak of this later. Good bye...
110 Yes! The remains! What interest do YOU have in those remains?
110 Yes! The remains! What interest do YOU have in those remains?
111 Uh...I'm thinking of converting, but I need a little proof...
113 [He looks at you, winking.] I understand, my friend. Faith is a wonderful thing...especially when backed up by some good, hard evidence. [He laughs, rummaging around on his desk.] I've made a few notes over the years about the sarcophagus...here we are...
113 [He looks at you, winking.] I understand, my friend. Faith is a wonderful thing...especially when backed up by some good, hard evidence. [He laughs, rummaging around on his desk.] I've made a few notes over the years about the sarcophagus...here we are...
114 What do you know, Hadrian?
116 Let's see. Standard information. The stone is of the local area, there are elven characters naming it as the final resting place of Nasrudin...the design is Old Elven, consistent with the latter end of the Age of Legends...rune work is exquisite, although perhaps a bit overdone, in my opinion. Of course, I'm more of a conservative...
116 Let's see. Standard information. The stone is of the local area, there are elven characters naming it as the final resting place of Nasrudin...the design is Old Elven, consistent with the latter end of the Age of Legends...rune work is exquisite, although perhaps a bit overdone, in my opinion. Of course, I'm more of a conservative...
117 But you've never seen inside. Has anyone?
118 Let's speak of this later. Good bye...
120 As far as I know, no one has ever broken the seal on the sarcophagus.
120 As far as I know, no one has ever broken the seal on the sarcophagus.
121 Interesting. I'd REALLY like to see what's in there, Hadrian...
123 [He leans closer, indicating you do the same.] Just how much do you want to see them, my friend?
123 [He leans closer, indicating you do the same.] Just how much do you want to see them, my friend?
124 VERY much.
125 Not all that much. Perhaps we'll speak of this later...
127 I see. [He looks around furtively.] Look, I'm an important member of this church...my face is well-known. I can't exactly be running around and defacing sacred church artifacts. [He laughs.] But were I to have an accomplice, we might be able to get in and get out without anyone being the wiser...
127 I see. [He looks around furtively.] Look, I'm an important member of this church...my face is well-known. I can't exactly be running around and defacing sacred church artifacts. [He laughs.] But were I to have an accomplice, we might be able to get in and get out without anyone being the wiser...
128 I'm listening...
130 The tomb lies within the old catacombs, and the entrance to the burial room is well guarded. BUT! About a year ago I was perusing the pages of one of our ancient texts, and within its pages I found an old illustration of the catacombs, drawn by the first keeper of the crypt, apparently for his own use in navigating them...
130 The tomb lies within the old catacombs, and the entrance to the burial room is well guarded. BUT! About a year ago I was perusing the pages of one of our ancient texts, and within its pages I found an old illustration of the catacombs, drawn by the first keeper of the crypt, apparently for his own use in navigating them...
131 What does it show, Hadrian?
133 All of the connecting passages into the burial room were walled off soon after the discovery. All except for one! There is a passageway which comes up through the floor, and it's so well hidden in the stonework that its been missed all of these years! I've shared this information with no one...you and I are the only living souls who know of its existence...
133 All of the connecting passages into the burial room were walled off soon after the discovery. All except for one! There is a passageway which comes up through the floor, and it's so well hidden in the stonework that its been missed all of these years! I've shared this information with no one...you and I are the only living souls who know of its existence...
134 That's fascinating. And I think I see your plan...
136 Good. Here's what needs to be done. Enter the sewers through the grating just in front of the Temple...when you've entered, you will be in a small room. There is a crack in the wall...it leads to the old catacombs beneath the temple. Enter them...
136 Good. Here's what needs to be done. Enter the sewers through the grating just in front of the Temple...when you've entered, you will be in a small room. There is a crack in the wall...it leads to the old catacombs beneath the temple. Enter them...
137 And then?
139 You will find yourself in a passageway...when it comes to an end, you will see a door in the wall. Speak the word "Crimstone" to it, and it will open for you. Through that door is a passage which leads to a staircase. That staircase leads to the tomb of Nasrudin.
139 You will find yourself in a passageway...when it comes to an end, you will see a door in the wall. Speak the word "Crimstone" to it, and it will open for you. Through that door is a passage which leads to a staircase. That staircase leads to the tomb of Nasrudin.
140 Is there anything else I need to know?
142 Once you've entered the catacombs, you will see adjoining passages as well. DON'T enter them. They are full of dark spirits and other creatures...if you wish to avoid them, go straight through the door and up into the burial room...
142 Once you've entered the catacombs, you will see adjoining passages as well. DON'T enter them. They are full of dark spirits and other creatures...if you wish to avoid them, go straight through the door and up into the burial room...
143 I'll remember that. Thank you, Hadrian...
145 My pleasure. [He winks.] Return to me with whatever you find. If possible, bring me a piece of the skeleton...I'd enjoy being able to finally get a look at it. Together, we'll see what old Nasrudin has to tell us...
145 My pleasure. [He winks.] Return to me with whatever you find. If possible, bring me a piece of the skeleton...I'd enjoy being able to finally get a look at it. Together, we'll see what old Nasrudin has to tell us...
146 I'll think on this and return later...
147 I'll return when I've accomplished this...
149 I see. [He looks a little disappointed, seeming to make a new appraisal.] Well, be that as it may...what were we talking about?
149 I see. [He looks a little disappointed, seeming to make a new appraisal.] Well, be that as it may...what were we talking about?
150 I was telling you I might be interested in seeing the remains...
151 Nothing important. Perhaps I'll return later.
157 The Living One? You? [He pulls back, crossing his arms.] I think that's in very poor taste. Do you have any idea what it is that you're proposing...
157 The Living One? You? [He pulls back, crossing his arms.] I think that's in very poor taste. Do you have any idea what it is that you're proposing...
158 Yes...I know it's hard to believe, but...
160 You know, we were told to watch out for someone like you...the high priest said that there would be an imposter who would try to pass himself off as the Living One. You're lucky I don't have you thrown in chains right here!
160 You know, we were told to watch out for someone like you...the high priest said that there would be an imposter who would try to pass himself off as the Living One. You're lucky I don't have you thrown in chains right here!
161 Wait, Hadrian! This is important! I need your help...
163 [He looks at you, conflicted...] Look, please just leave. I couldn't help you see the remains in any case...if I've never seen them, they're certainly not going to let YOU...
163 [He looks at you, conflicted...] Look, please just leave. I couldn't help you see the remains in any case...if I've never seen them, they're certainly not going to let YOU...
164 I see. Well, good day to you...
167 Right. Well, I can't say as I could help you. I've never seen the remains, so I doubt they're going to let a stranger walk in and start rattling his bones. I'm sorry, but I think you're on your own...
167 Right. Well, I can't say as I could help you. I've never seen the remains, so I doubt they're going to let a stranger walk in and start rattling his bones. I'm sorry, but I think you're on your own...
168 I see. Well, good day to you...
170 Wait...!
170 Wait...!
171 Yes?
173 Look. [He leans closer to you, almost whispering.] If someone was looking for an inconspicuous way into the burial room, and they happened to be roaming around in the sewers, they might just find a way into the old catacombs. Who knows what they might find down there?
173 Look. [He leans closer to you, almost whispering.] If someone was looking for an inconspicuous way into the burial room, and they happened to be roaming around in the sewers, they might just find a way into the old catacombs. Who knows what they might find down there?
174 Ah...
176 And, if that someone were to find something, like a piece of Nasrudin's skeleton, a particular archaeologist might be interested in taking a look...
176 And, if that someone were to find something, like a piece of Nasrudin's skeleton, a particular archaeologist might be interested in taking a look...
177 I'll look around. If I find anything, I'll bring it back...
178 I'll think about it....
180 You do that, my friend. [He smiles.] Is there anything else?
180 You do that, my friend. [He smiles.] Is there anything else?
181 A few general questions...
182 I think that's all for now. Good bye.
184 I've told you all I can about that, unfortunately. Now is there anything else?
184 I've told you all I can about that, unfortunately. Now is there anything else?
185 Yes, I've a few more general questions...
186 No...I'll return later when I've discovered more...
189 Splendid! Come! Tell me what you've found!
189 Splendid! Come! Tell me what you've found!
190 I retrieved the skull, and made some interesting observations...
191 I have nothing, but I made a few interesting observations...
194 The skull! Wonderful! May I see it, please?
194 The skull! Wonderful! May I see it, please?
195 Of course...[Give it to him.]
197 Thank you. This is an exciting moment! We will be the first people to lay their eyes upon Nasrudin in more than 2000 years! The things we will know...wait! Hold on a moment...what's this?
197 Thank you. This is an exciting moment! We will be the first people to lay their eyes upon Nasrudin in more than 2000 years! The things we will know...wait! Hold on a moment...what's this?
198 What's wrong, Hadrian...?
200 This skull...you say this is the very skull from the sarcophagus in the burial chamber? Are you sure...?
200 This skull...you say this is the very skull from the sarcophagus in the burial chamber? Are you sure...?
201 Yes, I'm positive. What ever is the matter?
203 This skull...it's not elven! It's a human skull! This is impossible...[Hadrian slowly shakes his head, lost in thought.]
203 This skull...its not elven! It's a human skull! This is impossible...[Hadrian slowly shakes his head, lost in thought.]
204 There were some other strange things about what I saw...
206 What? What did you see?
206 What? What did you see?
207 Something was drawn in blood on the inside of the sarcophagus...
208 I noticed that the skeleton was missing his right finger...
210 What was it? You said it was drawn in BLOOD?
210 What was it? You said it was drawn in BLOOD?
211 [Tell him what you saw.]
213 I...I don't know what that symbolizes, nor why it would be there. The word sounds like ancient Panarum, an ancient language used by early church Elders. It hasn't been used for centuries, but Gunther Willhelm is an expert and would know what it means...if it was drawn there by...Oh god...they buried him ALIVE...
213 I...I don't know what that symbolizes, nor why it would be there. The word sounds like ancient Panarum, an ancient language used by early church Elders. It hasn't been used for centuries, but Gunther Willhelm is an expert and would know what it means...if it was drawn there by...Oh god...they buried him ALIVE...
214 I noticed that the skeleton was also missing its right finger...
215 Do you think the body in the sarcophagus is Mannox himself?
216 What should we do now, Hadrian?
218 His right finger? [Hadrian's face goes pale.] You know what that means. Oh, no...it couldn't be...
218 His right finger? [Hadrian's face goes pale.] You know what that means. Oh, no...it couldn't be...
219 What, Hadrian? What are you talking about?
220 Are you saying that the body in the sarcophagus is Mannox?
221 There's something else...[Tell him of the message in blood.]
222 What should we do now, Hadrian?
224 I don't know. Good god. [Hadrian looks dully out the window. He's obviously in shock.] Why? Why would they have buried him in the tomb of Nasrudin? I...just...[he trails off...]
224 I don't know. Good god. [Hadrian looks dully out the window. He's obviously in shock.] Why? Why would they have buried him in the tomb of Nasrudin? I...just...[he trails off...]
225 Hadrian...what are we going to do?
226 There's something else...[Tell him of the message in blood.]
229 I have no idea...this discovery...I'm speechless. [He steadies himself against his desk.] 2000 years...and no one ever even bothered to check. What fools have we been? [He straightens himself.] Listen, my friend. I recommend you go and speak with Gunther about this. Find out what the message says. I...I can be of no further use. [He gazes beyond you, lost in thought.]
229 I have no idea...this discovery...I'm speechless. [He steadies himself against his desk.] 2000 years...and no one ever even bothered to check. What fools have we been? [He straightens himself.] Listen, my friend. I recommend you go and speak with Gunther about this. Find out what the message says. I...I can be of no further use. [He gazes beyond you, lost in thought.]
230 I'll get to the bottom of this, Hadrian. I promise...
232 [Hadrian laughs, bitterly.] Perhaps this was a stone better left unturned, my friend. It's not every day that one is faced with the negation of his belief...[He lowers his head.]
232 [Hadrian laughs, bitterly.] Perhaps this was a stone better left unturned, my friend. It's not every day that one is faced with the negation of his belief...[He lowers his head.]
233 I'm so very sorry, Hadrian. I take my leave...
235 One of the objects I have here is the Finger of Mannox...there is a legend associated with it. It was never known if the finger was actually that of the great Saint...it would seem that it might very well be...
235 One of the objects I have here is the Finger of Mannox...there is a legend associated with it. It was never known if the finger was actually that of the great Saint...it would seem that it might very well be...
236 What does the legend say?
237 Are you saying that the body in the sarcophagus is Mannox?
239 [Hadrian looks up at you with haunted eyes, but says nothing before lowering his head once again.]
239 [Hadrian looks up at you with haunted eyes, but says nothing before lowering his head once again.]
242 [Hadrian looks up at you with haunted eyes...]
242 [Hadrian looks up at you with haunted eyes...]
243 Hadrian...I've found the whole truth.
244 Hagian! I found Manix jurnal!
245 [A slight whisper.] What?
245 [A slight whisper.] What?
246 [Tell him the whole story of Mannox.]
247 [Tell him what it says.]
248 [Anger flares in the eyes of Hadrian.] The man truly was a Saint...a saint and a warrior. And it seems that we Panarii have been neglecting our true duties...that will no longer be the case. [He puts a hand to your shoulder.] Thank you, my friend. You've done this church, and the world, a great service...
248 [Anger flares in the eyes of Hadrian.] The man truly was a Saint...a saint and a warrior. And it seems that we Panarii have been neglecting our true duties...that will no longer be the case. [He puts a hand to your shoulder.] Thank you, my friend. You've done this church, and the world, a great service...
249 Glad to be of service, Hadrian.
250 Uh...sure, Hagian!
251 As a token of my appreciation, feel free to take the objects in the display cases. I can't tell you what they'd be good for, but they're yours all the same. The cases will be open now...[Hadrian gestures quickly in the general direction of the cases.]
251 As a token of my appreciation, feel free to take the objects in the display cases. I can't tell you what they'd be good for, but they're yours all the same. The cases will be open now...[Hadrian gestures quickly in the general direction of the cases.]
252 Thank you very much...
253 Thanks!
259 Wait...!
259 Wait...!
260 Yes?
262 Listen...I don't know what to think anymore...I'm an old man, and very set in my beliefs. It's much easier for me to think you a charlatan than to face the alternative...
262 Listen...I don't know what to think anymore...I'm an old man, and very set in my beliefs. It's much easier for me to think you a charlatan than to face the alternative...
263 I understand, Hadrian. And I'm sorry...
265 If the remains are what you seek...[He takes a deep breath, looking around. His voice lowers.]...you may want to wander around the local sewers. You never know what you'll find down there. Perhaps you could bring back whatever it is you come across. Perhaps you could bring it back for me to look at...
265 If the remains are what you seek...[He takes a deep breath, looking around. His voice lowers.]...you may want to wander around the local sewers. You never know what you'll find down there. Perhaps you could bring back whatever it is you come across. Perhaps you could bring it back for me to look at...
266 I'll look around. If I find anything, I'll bring it back...
267 I'll think about it....
269 You do that, my friend. [He smiles.] Is there anything else?
269 You do that.
270 A few general questions...
271 I think that's all for now. Good bye.
273 Then you found it? And what did you see there?
273 Then you found it? And what did you see there?
274 I brought back the skull for you to look at...[Give it to him.]
275 I made some interesting observations...
277 [Hadrian's manner toward you is detached, but he can't help revealing an obvious excitement over the skull.] I suppose I'll take a look...let's see here...what's this?
277 [Hadrian's manner toward you is detached, but he can't help revealing an obvious excitement over the skull.] I suppose I'll take a look...let's see here...what's this?
278 What's wrong, Hadrian?
280 Yes...that is the Finger of Saint Mannox.
280 Yes...that is the Finger of Saint Mannox.
281 What? Who was Saint Mannox?
282 His finger? Why is that here?
284 Saint Mannox was one of the elders of the Panarii church...a very, very holy man. He was the only man in the history of our church who was 'ascended' by Nasrudin--that means his body was taken directly from this life to the next...




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