Roast - Mission Progression: Divinity Coast
Wyrm - 25 Jun 2007
"This is just wrong," said Arty.
is?" said Buffy
didn't even throw us a party or anything," said Arty. "Instead we get
to be their delivery system."
not to think about it too much," said Buffy.
trip to Shaemoor was boring, but brief. The fighting was hardly worth the effort
as there were only a few Mergoyles along the way. Upon arriving in the village,
they were greeted by an old friend. Justicar Hablion awaited them in the courtyard.
look, it's Bablion," said Angela.
to Shaemoor," said the Justicar. "Today, the Mantle has the most honorable
mission for you..."
a delivery boy is an honorable mission?" said Sanskirt.
delivering a package? No. Ensuring the future of the Mantle, what more could you
want?" said the Justicar.
let's get this done," said Sanskirt.
about that," said Hablion. "Before we can let you take the Eye you have
to go purify yourselves at a sacred fountain nearby."
you try keeping your feet clean without shoes," said Vex.
didn't respond, he only stood there like a statue; obviously this was something
that wasn't negotiable. As they proceeded to the fountain in order to purify themselves,
they began questioning their joining the Mantle, since everything seemed to be
layers of secrets with them. They would stick it out for now though, since, as
far as they could tell, the Mantle was doing the honorable thing.
said a voice as they approached the fountain. When they located the owner of the
voice, it was a priest that was in charge of guarding the shrine.
dare you come here and defile this sacred place with your heathenism!" said
do you mean?" said Arty.
is a sacred place and you would dare defile it by entering undressed?"
yeah, that. Well, it goes like this: we don't believe in armor."
you have no right to enter here."
a second, we were told to come here by Hablion."
but make sure your stay is brief," said the priest grudgingly.
stay was indeed brief, as they were in a hurry to get this mission over with.
The less time they had to spend with the long-winded Mantle, the better. Once
the "purification" was over, they made their way back to Hablion who,
after yet another speech, gave them the Eye of Janthir, and sent them on their
and if you find any Chosen along the way, be sure to bring them with you,"
said Hablion as they were walking away.
know who they are by their reaction to the eye," said Hablion.
wasn't long before they knew what he meant. As soon as a villager approached the
Eye, or, more specifically, the eye approached a villager, the Eye emitted a pulse
and the person was knocked on the ground.
could be fun," said Stargazer, and everyone agreed.
they made their way to Loamhurst to deliver the Eye, they noticed a few more things
about their cargo. First, there were a few villagers here and their that weren't
knocked down by the Eye, and they could only assume these were the Chosen that
Hablion was referring to so they brought those villagers with them to Loamhurst.
Second, and more important as far as they were concerned, the Eye would knock
down not only the villagers but monsters they came across as well. This made their
journey even more fun and rather easy, and they decided that being in the Mantle
definitely had its perks.
trip to Loamhurst took a while, but eventually they managed to make it. They handed
the Chosen off to a Lionguard and received some cash for it, which they gladly
accepted, taking note that it was the Lionguard, and not the Mantle, that was
rewarding them for their service. They then delivered the Eye to the Mantle, who
had more speeches for them to listen to, but at least they were done for now and