You say, 'Hail, Great Sky Ocean'
Your task 'Prisoner's Dilemma' has been updated.
Great Sky Ocean says, 'What? Well, I am unsurprised. Heart of Flawless Brass has never forgiven me for proving to her that I am a far better singer and poet than she. It was a formal contest and the Udex showed no doubt that I proved the better that day. The question is, is she petty enough to begin a war to get revenge upon me. I believe so, though why she would think that I would volunteer for battle, or be ordered to it, I do not know. War is not a skill I have ever tried to be good at. I do thank you for your information, mortal. I will certainly avoid the battle now. However, if you seek to end this war as this Star Stealing Sage wishes, well, I may have good [news].'
You say, 'news'
You have been assigned the task 'Palace of Embers'.
Great Sky Ocean says, 'Good news for you, somewhat frightening news for me. I can tell you more about the contract, even if that means risking my reputation and even my life. It seems like little enough of a price.' She sings in a quiet voice as she weaves magical signs. Her voice is quite lovely, with a soft resonance that stays with you even after she stops singing and hands you a small blue gem. 'This should serve. I am willing to participate in a contest with the queen if needed, but I must admit that I would rather not be in her presence while she desires my demise. I trust you to make the proper decisions and help find a solution to this foolish war.'