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|Your Location is -431.30, -226.01, 87.19.
You say, 'Hail, De`van Szostek'
De`van Szostek focuses his attention on ______.
De`van Szostek says 'Well, hello there. Have you come to listen to my tale of sorrow? Please say [yes].'
You say, 'Yes.'
De`van Szostek says 'Find a place to sit, for what I am about to tell you is a tale of fourteen great adventurers who met the full force of the Muramites head on . . . [continue].'
You say, 'Continue.'
De`van Szostek says 'When the brotherhood first arrived here, we sent out scouts to gather information about the area. Those scouts were some of our best and they were executing their task flawlessly until one day the information stopped. All of the brotherhood began to worry. We sent a young scout named Falcin to investigate. Soon after his departure, he returned in bad condition. Falcin died shortly afterward, but not before he detailed the gruesome practices of the Muramite army. This upset many, including a group of fourteen legendary adventurers who had arrived shortly after we hit land . . . [continue].'
You say, 'Continue.'
De`van Szostek says 'Feeling that things were getting out of hand, these fourteen came to me and asked that I help them by telling them everything we had found out about the continent thus far. Seeing the light of determination in their eyes, I decided to reveal confidential information to them. I figured they would just leave things to us once they knew how serious the situation was, but knowledge of how dire things could become just fueled the spirit of honor within all of them. I told them that it would be brought under control by the brotherhood, but they refused to listen. They decided that the only solution was to destroy the leader of this invading force . . . [continue].'
You say, 'Continue.'
De`van Szostek says 'That morning, those of them who chose to save us said goodbye to their friends and family, and the rest -- all good friends of mine -- asked me to honor them. They wanted me to say that I believed they would accomplish what it was they set out to do. I told them I would have a mug of ale waiting for all of them upon their triumphant return, but while I said this aloud, deep inside I knew that this would not turn out well . . . [continue].'
You say, 'Continue.'
De`van Szostek says 'The next morning I gathered all of them together and cast a spell on their leader that would allow me to communicate with him through his mind and see what he saw. So, off they went, leaving behind six of our residents -- Sophia, Verna, Irena, Jenna, Gizzmu, and Aprilia -- to wait for their return. Days passed and nights of unrest became worse and worse as visions of their battles popped into my mind. I saw them fighting through Qinimi and stalking through the sewers. I witnessed their arrival in Yxtta where they begin to have problems making it through. I saw one of them almost fall before the rest rushed to his aid and saved him. Even through all of this, they never once considered turning back . . . [continue].'
You say, 'Continue.'
De`van Szostek says 'A short time went by and my mind was oddly silent. I spent those moments trying to comfort the others as they began to ask me questions. Fearing I would reveal my worry, I reassured them that everything was fine and that our heroes would return shortly. There was more silence and my hopes began to wane. Then, I had another vision. They were still alive and were fighting in an area with a huge crater at its center. This, I surmised, was where some kind of explosion occurred that had caused all of the destruction I'd seen. Our friends fought on through this until they finally went as far as they could go . . . [continue].'
You say, 'Continue.'
De`van Szostek says 'They had finally made it to the entrance of Tacvi, the broken temple of the enslaved trusik. It was inside this temple that the trusik worshipped a false god named Trushar. It was here that the army's leader could be found, this ominous being we knew only as the Zun'Muram. It was here that I would receive my last vision and the link to my friends would disappear. The last thing I saw was all of them bruised and beaten, yet still determined to stop this threat to Norrath. Before entering the lair of the fearsome beast, they all embraced each other. That is where the visions stopped and the [mystery] began.'
You say, 'What mystery?'
De`van Szostek says 'Well, you see. this happened some time ago and as each day passes, me and the others sink deeper into depression. With our hope quickly dying, all we can do now is pray for some sort of closure. While I do not want to fully admit it, I believe our heroes all met their demise and now I just want them to be honored in death. I have taken enough of your time and I appreciate that you listened to me. Telling the story helps me feel better, but now I must go back to wondering what has happened [unless] . . .'
You say, 'Unless what?'
De`van Szostek sends this as a private message:
De`van Szostek says 'You seem quite interested in what I have said here and while I could be wrong, when I look at you I see a glimpse of the same honor-filled spirit I saw in them. I know it may be too much to ask, but we have all been suffering for a long time and . . . well, if you ever find yourself inside Tacvi, and you come across the remains of an adventurer, bring back what you find. For me, I would like to have the writings of Xenaida, Wijdan, Rytan, Kaikachi, Vahlara, Frizznik, Zajeer, and Valtron. As for the rest of them, I would ask that you return the memories to the six they left here on the boat. While this task is not an easy one, I shall handsomely reward anyone who returns all of these things to the proper people.'
Handing De`van Szostek any of the writings by the mentioned people nets you this:
De`van Szostek says 'This tome will serve as a remnant of a great warrior who died protecting our realm from the menace of the Muramites. I thank you, ______, and ask that you bring more if you find them.'
Sophia Florence is a dwarf located at -126.28, 236.84, 115.19, in the building with the baking and brewing merchants.
You say, 'Hail, Sophia Florence'
Sophia Florence focuses her attention on ______.
Sophia Florence wipes away a tear as she turns to face you. Hello ______, sorry if I seem somewhat antisocial but it has been many days since I last saw my father Lyndro and as each hour passes the possibility that he may never return becomes more apparent. While I have not given up hope it gets harder each day not to. If he is never to return to me I wish that I had something to remember him by, something that let me know he died just as brave a man as he has always been.
Give her Lyndro's Writings.
Sophia Florence takes the dusty tome from ______'s hands.
Sophia Florence's eyes open wide as she takes the journal and runs her hands over the front cover. Opening the book to the last page tears begin to roll down her cheeks and land on the parchment. Finishing the last line Sophia looks up to you and says, 'I don't know what to say but thank you. De'van mentioned that he had told someone of my worries and now here you are with the final writings of my father. You are truly a blessing sent by the Gods and I thank you once again, but I must ask that you do the same for the others who are worried about the loved ones that traveled with my father. If you have already helped everyone please tell De'van that your task is complete and he will reward you.'
Verna Abella is a barbarian located at -127.06, 227.74, 115.19, next to Sophia.
You say, 'Hail, Verna Abella'
Verna Abella focuses her attention on ______.
Verna Abella seems to be deep in thought. She ignores you at first but eventually turns towards you with a somber look on her face. 'Forgive me. I am not much of a talker these days since Silius left on his journey with Lyndro and the others. Sitting here everyday wishing that they would return has consumed me to the point that I can do nothing else. If only I had some proof of what has happened to Silius. Anything at all would help me in this time of wonder and worry.'
Give her Silius' Writings.
Verna Abella takes the dusty tome from ______'s hands.
Verna Abella takes the book from your hands instantly recognizing it. 'Does this mean he is . . .' She stops for a second choking back tears as the reality of Silius' passing hits her. 'I thank you for bringing this to me I shall cherish it always. Please help the others who have been suffering like me, bring them the closure you have given to me so that they can get on with their lives. Forgive me but I must be going there is much I must do. If you have already helped everyone please tell De'van that your task is complete and he will reward you.'
Aprilia Marrow is a human located at -115.71, 226.99, 131.19, upstairs in the same building from Sophia and Verna.
You say, 'Hail, Aprilia Marrow'
Aprilia Marrow focuses her attention on ______.
Aprilia Marrow groans softly as she turns to face you. 'Please leave me be. My darling Prathun has yet to return to me and each day weakens my resolve. I know in my heart he is out there somewhere, but with no word since the day he left, I fear that my heart may be wrong. If only I had something that would let me know what has happened to him.'
Give her Prathun's Writings.
Aprilia Marrow takes the dusty tome from ______'s hands.
Aprilia Marrow says 'I thought I would never have to face this reality, but here it is -- the proof I asked for. While these pages detail the adventures of my love, it is you who are the great one. While I shall forever be pained by this, I am in your debt for helping me. Please leave me now and find those others who suffer the continued disappearance of their loved ones. If you have already helped everyone, please tell De'van that your task is complete and he will reward you.'
Jenna Gurell is a gnome located at -170.21, 250.03, 115.19, in the same building and on the same level as Sophia and Verna.
You say, 'Hail, Jenna Gurell'
Jenna Gurell focuses her attention on ______.
Jenna Gurell says 'Please do not disturb me. I am mourning the loss of my dear Rashere. While I do not know if his fate has yet been sealed the empty feeling in my heart tells me so. If only I could see him once more, if only I could read his words again.'
Give her Rashere's Writings.
Jenna Gurell takes the dusty tome from ______'s hands.
Jenna Gurell opens the book and begins to read from the last page aloud. As she reaches the final sentence her voice begins to crack and tears stream down her face. Wiping the tears from her face Jenna looks up at you and says `Thank you but I really must be going. If you have done this wonderful thing for the others who have been suffering with me then return to De`van and tell him your task is complete and he will reward you.' Unable to continue she turns away from you motioning for you to leave.
Gizzmu the Wise is an erudite located at -250.35, 100.07, 117.49, one level down from the Grozmok Stone, to the right (with the magus behind you).
You say, 'Hail, Gizzmu the Wise'
Gizzmu the Wise focuses her attention on ______.
Gizzmu the Wise says 'Forgive me but sometimes I get so distracted when I stare out at the water here. I hate this feeling of worry that has overcome me. Here I am waiting for my son's return and yet something keeps telling me my wait is for naught. He is not coming back that is all I can think, but something keeps me hoping. I am sure you have heard our story, there are several others on this ship who have been awaiting the return of the 14 adventurers who set out to stop the Force Commander, one of them was my son Maddoc. While I am close to giving up, I would at least like to have something of his to remember him by. Something I can keep with me so I know somehow he is still looking out for me.'
Give her Maddoc's Writings.
Gizzmu the Wise takes the dusty tome from ______'s hands.
Gizzmu the Wise takes the bound volume from your hands and weeps. As she flips from page to page the crying becomes more intense until finally she closes the book unable to continue. 'Something told me you would bring an end to my worry. While this is not the happy return I had wished for it will help me move on. May your adventures be plentiful and your spirit forever blessed. If you have already helped everyone, please tell De'van that your task is complete and he will reward you.'
Irena Pereira is a vah shir located at -310.61, -179.49, 99.19, down the left stairs from the Grozmok Stone (with the magus behind you), then down the stairs to the left of Malandra.
You say, 'Hail, Irena Pereira'
Irena Pereira focuses her attention on ______.
Irena Pereira says 'You must be the one De'van spoke to. I'm not looking for any of your help. I know that the mighty Absor will return someday and until I am proven wrong I will continue to wait for him to arrive.'
Give her Absor's Writings.
Irena Pereira takes the dusty tome from ______'s hands.
Irena Pereira stops to look at the tome refusing to believe it is what it seems. As she leafs through each page she starts to get choked up. Slamming the book closed defying her want to shed tears she looks up at you and kneels. 'I thank thee mighty adventurer for helping place the spirit of Absor to rest. If you have already helped everyone please tell De'van that your task is complete and he will reward you.'
You say, 'Hail, De`van Szostek'
De`van Szostek says 'There is nothing more I can tell you. If you accomplish what I ask, then I will reward you. Until then, there is nothing left to say.'
You say, 'My task is complete.'
De`van Szostek says 'I thank you, ______, and as I promised, here is a reward for your efforts. Guard this with your life, for while it may not seem like much, I believe its potential will increase when we discover more about these beings and the realm they came from.'
You receive a Tome of New Beginnings (as of 13 Sep 2004, this is still not usable by berserkers).
|Submitted by: Iceblossom, FnOne|
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