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2 [You see an old elf in a worn, tattered robe. He seems a bit annoyed at your presence.] What do you want of me? I did not choose to live on this island for its ambience. [He waves you off.] I chose it so I wouldn't have to entertain fools. Leave me be.
2 [You see an old elf in a worn, tattered robe. He seems a bit annoyed at your presence.] What do you want of me? I did not choose to live on this island for its ambience. [He waves you off.] I chose it so I wouldn't have to entertain fools. Leave me be.
3 Calm down. I'm not here to bother you, I'm looking for a grave.
4 And who might you be?
5 I look for grave.
10 [You see an old elf in a worn, tattered robe. He seems a bit annoyed at your presence.] What do you want of me? I did not choose to live on this island for its ambience. [He waves you off.] I chose it so I wouldn't have to entertain fools, especially magickal ones. Leave me be.
10 [You see an old elf in a worn, tattered robe. He seems a bit annoyed at your presence.] What do you want of me? I did not choose to live on this island for its ambience. [He waves you off.] I chose it so I wouldn't have to entertain fools, especially magickal ones. Leave me be.
11 Calm down. I'm not here to bother you, I'm looking for a grave.
12 And who might you be?
18 [You see an old elf in a worn, tattered robe. He seems a bit annoyed at your presence.] What do you want of me? I did not choose to live on this island for its ambience. [He waves you off.] I chose it so I wouldn't have to entertain fools. Especially those who don't even know to dress themselves. Leave me be.
18 [You see an old elf in a worn, tattered robe. He seems a bit annoyed at your presence.] What do you want of me? I did not choose to live on this island for its ambience. [He waves you off.] I chose it so I wouldn't have to entertain fools. Especially those who don't even know to dress themselves. Leave me be.
19 Calm down. I'm not here to bother you, I'm looking for a grave.
20 And who might you be?
21 I look for grave.
26 That is quite the fool's journey just to find someone's dead body. I am afraid to ask, but whose grave would be looking for?
26 That is quite the fool's journey just to find someone's dead body. I am afraid to ask, but whose grave would be looking for?
27 I'm looking for the final resting place of Nasrudin.
28 Why are you afraid to ask?
29 Nazroodan.
34 I am afraid to ask, because I know the answer. There is only one reason any fool would risk his life to come here, and that is to search for the "Great Nasrudin".
34 I am afraid to ask, because I know the answer. There is only one reason any fool would risk his life to come here, and that is to search for the "Great Nasrudin".
35 You're right, I'm looking for his remains.
36 It doesn't sound as if you hold him in high regard.
37 "The Great Nasrudin" is nothing but a thorn in my side, all these many years.
37 "The Great Nasrudin" is nothing but a thorn in my side, all these many years.
38 How is that? He's been dead 2000 years.
39 You seem fairly bitter towards the old chap...
40 You seem fairly bitter towards the old chap...
41 You seem fairly bitter towards the old chap...
43 I SHOULD have died 2000 years ago, if not for some foolish instinct of self preservation. [He stares off into the distance.] I should have let myself die, then.
43 I SHOULD have died 2000 years ago, if not for some foolish instinct of self preservation. [He stares off into the distance.] I should have let myself die, then.
44 You're Nasrudin?
45 You can't be ... I mean, it's impossible.
46 I would say "in all my glory", but I'm afraid I haven't any left.
46 I would say "in all my glory", but I'm afraid I haven't any left.
47 But, you're Nasrudin! You saved the world from Arronax!
54 [Suddenly, his mood shifts to one of quiet sadness. He shakes his head slowly.] No, I delivered the world to Arronax. I put in place the system that he felt was his for the taking, I even imparted my elven arrogance to him. I must bear full responsibility for his actions.
54 [Suddenly, his mood shifts to one of quiet sadness. He shakes his head slowly.] No, I delivered the world to Arronax. I put in place the system that he felt was his for the taking, I even imparted my elven arrogance to him. I must bear full responsibility for his actions.
55 A bit dramatic, don't you think? Arronax's actions were his own.
59 You do not understand ... he was my son. I taught him. Everything. Only to see him be carried away by his youthful temper. I should have seen it. There must have been a way to stop him before it came to ... what it did.
59 You do not understand ... he was my son. I taught him. Everything. Only to see him be carried away by his youthful temper. I should have seen it. There must have been a way to stop him before it came to ... what it did.
60 I've heard all the legends, can you tell me what really happened?
65 It started in the Age of Legends. I was young, headstrong. I thought I could take on the world, and I did. I fought the good fight, to protect the "lesser races", as I arrogantly called them, from the chaos that raged everywhere. Dragons, demons, evil sorcerers, I fought them all and won. And this all before even the days of the Elven Council.
65 It started in the Age of Legends. I was young, headstrong. I thought I could take on the world, and I did. I fought the good fight, to protect the "lesser races", as I arrogantly called them, from the chaos that raged everywhere. Dragons, demons, evil sorcerers, I fought them all and won. And this all before even the days of the Elven Council.
66 How did the Elven Council come about?
70 I gathered a group of idealistic mages together, and we created an Elven Council. "For the good of all." We really believed that. For a time, I suppose it was even true. I really believe things began to change when we discovered a way to banish things from this plane of existence.
70 I gathered a group of idealistic mages together, and we created an Elven Council. "For the good of all." We really believed that. For a time, I suppose it was even true. I really believe things began to change when we discovered a way to banish things from this plane of existence.
71 Why?
76 It was the ultimate weapon. Once something was banished from this plane of existence, it could never return. With ultimate power comes ultimate responsibility, and ultimate corruption. We were quick to use it on new and ever more terrible threats. The Bane of Kree. Kraka-Tur. Gorgoth. Kerghan.
76 It was the ultimate weapon. Once something was banished from this plane of existence, it could never return. With ultimate power comes ultimate responsibility, and ultimate corruption. We were quick to use it on new and ever more terrible threats. The Bane of Kree. Kraka-Tur. Gorgoth. Kerghan.
77 So how did Arronax fit into all this?
83 Sometime during all this heroic carnage, my son came of age. I quickly ushered him into the council, amidst some of the others' protest about his young age and inexperience. And then it all came crashing down upon me. [He pauses.] Look, are you certain you really want to hear all of this self pitying drivel?
83 Sometime during all this heroic carnage, my son came of age. I quickly ushered him into the council, amidst some of the others' protest about his young age and inexperience. And then it all came crashing down upon me. [He pauses.] Look, are you certain you really want to hear all of this self pitying drivel?
84 Of course. So what did Arronax actually do that was so terrible?
90 I had regained just enough energy to seal myself in a regenerative shell. I remained that way for a thousand years. No one had ever stayed in a shell for anywhere near that amount of time. Somehow, my "magical hibernation" extended my life much beyond that of even the most powerful Elven mages.
90 I had regained just enough energy to seal myself in a regenerative shell. I remained that way for a thousand years. No one had ever stayed in a shell for anywhere near that amount of time. Somehow, my "magical hibernation" extended my life much beyond that of even the most powerful Elven mages.
91 Why have you hidden yourself here for a thousand years?
92 I need your help. Arronax is coming back. [Tell him your story.]
93 I need your help. Arronax is coming back. [Tell him your story.]
94 I need your help. Arronax is coming back. [Tell him your story.]
95 I need your help. Arronax is coming back. [Tell him your story.]
96 I need your help. Arronax is coming back. [Tell him your story.]
97 Are you aware that there is a religion worshiping you?
98 Can you tell me about the others that were banished?
100 I must take my leave. Good day, sir.
101 I need help cuz ronax comin to hurt me. [Tell him your story.]
102 Of course! Searching for the "Great Nasrudin". Hah! The "Great Nasrudin". What was so great about him? Damned fool, if you ask me.
102 Of course! Searching for the "Great Nasrudin". Hah! The "Great Nasrudin". What was so great about him? Damned fool, if you ask me.
103 Be that as it may, I need to locate his remains.
104 You seem a tad bitter towards someone who's dead 2000 years.
105 I no care. I gots to find him body.
106 You seem fairly bitter towards the old chap...
107 You seem fairly bitter towards the old chap...
108 You seem fairly bitter towards the old chap...
109 Uh...why you no like Nazroodan?
110 Uh...why you no like Nazroodan?
111 Uh...why you no like Nazroodan?
112 Well, you are looking at what remains of the "Not so Great" Nasrudin. There would be a whole lot less of me if not for some foolish instinct of self preservation. [He stares off into the distance.] I should have let myself die, then.
112 Well, you are looking at what remains of the "Not so Great" Nasrudin. There would be a whole lot less of me if not for some foolish instinct of self preservation. [He stares off into the distance.] I should have let myself die, then.
113 Wait, are you telling me that you're Nasrudin?
114 You can't be ... I mean, it's impossible.
115 Why dat? You kilt big bad Arospaz!
122 I am no one of any importance, just an old soul who wishes to be left alone. As I have already asked of you, I might point out.
122 I am no one of any importance, just an old soul who wishes to be left alone. As I have already asked of you, I might point out.
123 If you could point me towards Nasrudin's grave, then.
127 Ahhh, searching for the "Great Nasrudin". Hah! The "Great Nasrudin". What was so great about him? Damned fool, if you ask me.
127 Ahhh, searching for the "Great Nasrudin". Hah! The "Great Nasrudin". What was so great about him? Damned fool, if you ask me.
128 Be that as it may, I need to locate his remains.
129 You seem a tad bitter towards someone who's dead 2000 years.
130 You seem fairly bitter towards the old chap...
131 You seem fairly bitter towards the old chap...
132 You seem fairly bitter towards the old chap...
133 Uh...why you no like Nazroodan?
134 Uh...why you no like Nazroodan?
135 Uh...why you no like Nazroodan?
136 The world out there is not mine, it only serves to remind me of my failure. Everyone I knew, everything I held dear, is gone. I myself should have died long ago. Besides, I do not fancy being worshiped as a god.
136 The world out there is not mine, it only serves to remind me of my failure. Everyone I knew, everything I held dear, is gone. I myself should have died long ago. Besides, I do not fancy being worshiped as a god.
137 You know about the Panarii?
138 I know the feeling. The Panarii think I am your reincarnation.
142 I am well aware of the whole Panarii tomfoolery, yes. When I emerged from my regenerative state, I traveled to the mainland. I suppose I thought I could somehow live among the world again ... after I spoke with that Mannox fellow, I knew I was deluding myself.
142 I am well aware of the whole Panarii tomfoolery, yes. When I emerged from my regenerative state, I traveled to the mainland. I suppose I thought I could somehow live among the world again ... after I spoke with that Mannox fellow, I knew I was deluding myself.
143 Did he tell you how the Panarii began?
144 Didn't you tell him who you were?
145 I need your help. Arronax is coming back. [Tell him your story.]
146 I need your help. Arronax is coming back. [Tell him your story.]
147 I need your help. Arronax is coming back. [Tell him your story.]
148 I need your help. Arronax is coming back. [Tell him your story.]
149 I need your help. Arronax is coming back. [Tell him your story.]
151 Interesting. Well, I'm off to Vendigroth, then.
152 After I listened to his insane beliefs for what seemed like hours, I hinted that I had actually known Nasrudin. He was already too far gone. He would not have believed any of my protests or denials of my godhood. He most likely would have interpreted the whole thing as some sort of test, I suppose.
152 After I listened to his insane beliefs for what seemed like hours, I hinted that I had actually known Nasrudin. He was already too far gone. He would not have believed any of my protests or denials of my godhood. He most likely would have interpreted the whole thing as some sort of test, I suppose.
153 What happened to Mannox? They believe he "ascended" with you.
154 They believe I am your reincarnation.
155 Are you aware that K'an Hua murdered Mannox?
156 Did you know there was a tribe here worshiping you as well?
162 I pity you, then. I received a taste of their hero worship from Mannox, and I can tell you I didn't like the taste of it one bit.
162 I pity you, then. I received a taste of their hero worship from Mannox, and I can tell you I didn't like the taste of it one bit.
163 An interesting point of view, all things considered...
164 I need your help. Arronax is coming back. [Tell him your story.]
165 So you knew about Mannox and the Panarii?
166 Interesting. Well, I'm off to Vendigroth, then.
167 I need your help. Arronax is coming back. [Tell him your story.]
168 I need your help. Arronax is coming back. [Tell him your story.]
169 I need your help. Arronax is coming back. [Tell him your story.]
170 So you knew about Mannox and the Panarii?
171 I need your help. Arronax is coming back. [Tell him your story.]
172 I need your help. Arronax is coming back. [Tell him your story.]
174 Interesting. Well, I'm off to Vendigroth, then.
175 He did not know much, mostly some fanciful notions mixed with bits and pieces of history. As near as I was able to put together from speaking with him, K'rynn Urden, the last surviving member of the Council, started the Panarii simply to maintain the wards. To periodically strengthen them, as it were.
175 He did not know much, mostly some fanciful notions mixed with bits and pieces of history. As near as I was able to put together from speaking with him, K'rynn Urden, the last surviving member of the Council, started the Panarii simply to maintain the wards. To periodically strengthen them, as it were.
176 Did you tell Mannox who you were?
177 What happened to Mannox? They believe he "ascended" with you.
178 Are you aware that K'an Hua murdered Mannox?
182 Yes, word of that eventually reached my ears. I can only assume that somehow he realized who I was and began talking about his "visitation". I have not the slightest idea where the ascension piece of the legend originated from.
182 Yes, word of that eventually reached my ears. I can only assume that somehow he realized who I was and began talking about his "visitation". I have not the slightest idea where the ascension piece of the legend originated from.
183 I need your help. Arronax is coming back. [Tell him your story.]
184 I need your help. Arronax is coming back. [Tell him your story.]
185 I need your help. Arronax is coming back. [Tell him your story.]
186 I need your help. Arronax is coming back. [Tell him your story.]
187 I need your help. Arronax is coming back. [Tell him your story.]
191 Interesting. Well, I'm off to Vendigroth, then.
192 [He sighs. It is almost as if you can see the weight of your words piercing his spirit.] I feel as if I have been waiting to hear those words since I awoke, those many years ago. I had hoped it would never come to this. [He cries out in anguish] Why Arronax? Why can't you see the folly of the path you've chosen? [He looks at you.] What are you going to do about this situation?
192 [He sighs. It is almost as if you can see the weight of your words piercing his spirit.] I feel as if I have been waiting to hear those words since I awoke, those many years ago. I had hoped it would never come to this. [He cries out in anguish] Why Arronax? Why can't you see the folly of the path you've chosen? [He looks at you.] What are you going to do about this situation?
193 What am I going to do? He's your son. What are you going to do?
194 Please don't involve me in your family troubles.
195 But he your son. Whut you do?
196 But he your son. Whut you do?
197 I don know. But I gotsa ta go.
202 I fear there is nothing I can do. I am old, tired. I do not believe I could stand up against my son now, even if I could find the heart to try.
202 I fear there is nothing I can do. I am old, tired. I do not believe I could stand up against my son now, even if I could find the heart to try.
203 How is it that he is still so powerful after all this time?
204 Well, something has to be done.
212 We do not know what life in the Void is like, if it can even be called life. Who knows what sources of power could be found on the other side?
212 We do not know what life in the Void is like, if it can even be called life. Who knows what sources of power could be found on the other side?
213 There must be some way to stop him.
222 I can think of only one possible strategy to defeat him, now. You must retrieve the Vendigroth device that was meant to destroy him.
222 I can think of only one possible strategy to defeat him, now. You must retrieve the Vendigroth device that was meant to destroy him.
223 The Vendigroth device? You said Vendigroth was destroyed.
224 I have already retrieved the device.
225 I had retrieved the device, but it was destroyed in my travels.
226 Vandigross blowed up by ronaxxezes?
227 Oh, I got that thing.
228 I broke it.
232 And so it was, above ground. There are many catacombs and tunnels lying beneath the surface. Some of the members attempted to retrieve it to use against Arronax, but they never returned. We were forced to battle him without it, and you know the consequences of that.
232 And so it was, above ground. There are many catacombs and tunnels lying beneath the surface. Some of the members attempted to retrieve it to use against Arronax, but they never returned. We were forced to battle him without it, and you know the consequences of that.
233 What does the device do?
234 I scared of this stuff. I go now.
240 I don't like the sound of "catacombs and tunnels". Good day.
241 Whut dat thing do?
242 Extremely powerful mages have the ability to regenerate themselves whenever they are badly hurt, as I did. If one is powerful enough to hurt a master sorcerer gravely, the mage will retreat into his regenerative shell, and emerge stronger that ever. The device is the only way known to disrupt the regenerating shield.
242 Extremely powerful mages have the ability to regenerate themselves whenever they are badly hurt, as I did. If one is powerful enough to hurt a master sorcerer gravely, the mage will retreat into his regenerative shell, and emerge stronger that ever. The device is the only way known to disrupt the regenerating shield.
243 And disrupting the field kills the mage within?
252 Quite so. The technology of the device is designed to disrupt the field in such a way as to cause the shell to drain the life force, instead of regenerating it. Quite gruesome to contemplate, actually. Further, it is said that one who is killed in this manner is forever separated from this world, with no chance of being returned magically or otherwise.
252 Quite so. The technology of the device is designed to disrupt the field in such a way as to cause the shell to drain the life force, instead of regenerating it. Quite gruesome to contemplate, actually. Further, it is said that one who is killed in this manner is forever separated from this world, with no chance of being returned magically or otherwise.
253 How can I find this device?
254 Why don't you retrieve the device?
262 You must search the ruins of Vendigroth, in the wastes where the city once lay.
262 You must search the ruins of Vendigroth, in the wastes where the city once lay.
263 Why don't you retrieve the device?
264 Where can I find the ruins? The wastes are vast, as you know.
265 I have already retrieved the device.
266 I had retrieved the device, but it was destroyed in my travels.
267 I don't think I want to risk my life on fool's errands any longer.
272 I must conserve what little remains of my energy to banish you to the Void, once you have retreived the device. The banishment spell is rarely performed by a single mage, its power requirement is so great.
272 I must conserve what little remains of my energy to banish you to the Void, once you have retreived the device. The banishment spell is rarely performed by a single mage, its power requirement is so great.
273 Hold a moment - you are going to banish me?
282 Certainly. If we were to wait for Arronax to breach the wards, I fear the loss of life would be immeasurable.
282 Certainly. If we were to wait for Arronax to breach the wards, I fear the loss of life would be immeasurable.
283 It seems everything has fallen to me, once again.
284 Where can I find the ruins?
292 The irony of all this is not lost on myself. One might almost believe the prophecies to be true. It does appear that you are instrumental in halting this cataclysm. If only this were not necessary. I had hoped that ... I had hoped if Arronax ever returned he would have realized the error of what he had done.
292 The irony of all this is not lost on myself. One might almost believe the prophecies to be true. It does appear that you are instrumental in halting this cataclysm. If only this were not necessary. I had hoped that ... I had hoped if Arronax ever returned he would have realized the error of what he had done.
293 Judging from my encounter with him, I'd say he had not.
302 Yes, yes. It is obvious to me that he has commited himself to a path which can only end in his destruction.
302 Yes, yes. It is obvious to me that he has commited himself to a path which can only end in his destruction.
303 What do I do once I've retrieved the device?
304 If I must be banished, so be it.
312 You must meet me at the site of the wards, the Ring of Brodgar, as they are now known. The barrier between the worlds is thin enough there for me to be able to send you across by myself. I would suggest you bring as much help as you can recruit, as it will be no easy task to defeat Arronax.
312 You must meet me at the site of the wards, the Ring of Brodgar, as they are now known. The barrier between the worlds is thin enough there for me to be able to send you across by myself. I would suggest you bring as much help as you can recruit, as it will be no easy task to defeat Arronax.
313 Off to the wastes, then.
314 I'll do it, but can you clarify some things for me before I am off?
322 [He sighs. It is almost as if you can see the weight of your words piercing his spirit.] I feel as if I have been waiting to hear those words since I awoke, those many years ago. I had hoped it would never come to this. From your tale I can only surmise that the Black Mountain Clan were banished to the Void to construct some sort of technological device to nullify the wards.
322 [He sighs. It is almost as if you can see the weight of your words piercing his spirit.] I feel as if I have been waiting to hear those words since I awoke, those many years ago. I had hoped it would never come to this. From your tale I can only surmise that the Black Mountain Clan were banished to the Void to construct some sort of technological device to nullify the wards.
323 So that's how Arronax plans to return?
324 So that's how Arronax plans to return?
332 [He cries out in anguish] Why Arronax? Why can't you see the folly of the path you've chosen? [He looks at you.] What are you going to do about this situation?
332 [He cries out in anguish] Why Arronax? Why can't you see the folly of the path you've chosen? [He looks at you.] What are you going to do about this situation?
333 What am I going to do? He's your son. What are you going to do?
342 When Mannox disappeared, I knew that something of that nature must have transpired.
342 When Mannox disappeared, I knew that something of that nature must have transpired.
343 And you did nothing about it?
347 I decided it was no longer my place to play a god. Who am I to decide who is right? When I took on that role before ... well, you have already heard what happened then.
347 I decided it was no longer my place to play a god. Who am I to decide who is right? When I took on that role before ... well, you have already heard what happened then.
348 You're going to need to do something, now. [Tell him your story.]
349 You're going to need to do something, now. [Tell him your story.]
350 You're going to need to do something, now. [Tell him your story.]
351 You're going to need to do something, now. [Tell him your story.]
352 You're going to need to do something, now. [Tell him your story.]
353 Interesting. Well, I'm off to Vendigroth, then.
354 I do not know, exactly. Those days are long past, and with them a better part of my memory, I am afraid. All I know is that at one point Vendigroth and its settlements spread out over that whole area now known as the Wastes. There was a bridge leading into the Vendigroth province, here. [He marks your map.]
354 I do not know, exactly. Those days are long past, and with them a better part of my memory, I am afraid. All I know is that at one point Vendigroth and its settlements spread out over that whole area now known as the Wastes. There was a bridge leading into the Vendigroth province, here. [He marks your map.]
355 Why don't you retrieve the device?
362 Interesting. Well, I'm off to Vendigroth, then.
364 What is it that is troubling your thoughts?
364 What is it that is troubling your thoughts?
365 Are you aware of the Panarii?
366 Why have you hidden here for a thousand years?
367 How can I defeat Arronax?
368 Are you aware that K'an Hua murdered Mannox?
369 Arronax has found a way to return.
370 Can you tell me about the others that were banished?
371 The Panarii believe I am your reincarnation.
372 What happened to Mannox? They believe he "ascended" with you.
374 Whose tale of woe would you like to have recounted?
374 Whose tale of woe would you like to have recounted?
375 What was the story behind Gorgoth?
376 Can you tell me about Kerghan?
377 How about the Bane of Kree?
378 Kraka-Tur?
382 I must be on my way to Vendigroth.
384 Kerghan was a member of the Council, the only human one, in fact. He was a dabbler, he was, always experimenting and searching for new magicks. His discovery of the Necromantic Arts was the beginning of the end for him. The council took a dim view of magicks that had the ability to manipulate the very life force of a being, and we bade him to stop any further inquiries in that area.
384 Kerghan was a member of the Council, the only human one, in fact. He was a dabbler, he was, always experimenting and searching for new magicks. His discovery of the Necromantic Arts was the beginning of the end for him. The council took a dim view of magicks that had the ability to manipulate the very life force of a being, and we bade him to stop any further inquiries in that area.
385 I am assuming he didn't?
389 He totally disregarded our warnings and continued his ghastly experiments. Arronax was assigned to investigate, and turned up the rather disturbing details. Kerghan had been stealing corpses and experimenting with their life forces. What was infinitely more disturbing to me, though, was the vehemence of Arronax's drive to have Kerghan banished rather than simply exiled.
389 He totally disregarded our warnings and continued his ghastly experiments. Arronax was assigned to investigate, and turned up the rather disturbing details. Kerghan had been stealing corpses and experimenting with their life forces. What was infinitely more disturbing to me, though, was the vehemence of Arronax's drive to have Kerghan banished rather than simply exiled.
390 Why did Arronax's attitude trouble you?
391 What do you mean by "experimenting with their life force"?
394 Our mission was to impartialy judge, to rule for the common good, regardless of our personal feelings. Arronax did not even attempt to hide his hatred of Kerghan. Worse, I always suspected that Arronax's hate was based more on the fact that Kerghan was a human on the Elven Council than on the facts of the case.




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