Dialogue for Baxtorian

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In Prifddinas[edit | edit source]

  • Baxtorian: Greetings Player, it is good to see you again. I suppose you have many questions.
    • Choose an option:
      • Tell me about yourself.
        • Player: Tell me about yourself.
        • Baxtorian: What would you like to know?
          • Choose an option:
            • What was elven royalty like?
              • Player: What was elven royalty like?
              • Baxtorian: It was a society born in haste, from Seren's destruction. Glarial and I took the throne after Seren's shattering. The elves needed a ruler and the two of us were the most experienced. To alleviate tensions between the clans, we elevated several elves from various clans to roles as advisors and administrators. From these would come the first of the elven aristocracy. As is common with positions of powr, many let their status get to their heads and acted with prejudice to those of 'lower class'. Something that gave the Iorwerth a platform on which to seed their dissent. It is easy to point those with little at those with great wealth and say 'this is why you suffer'. In many ways the uprising was inevitable. Iorwerth merely spearheaded it.
              • (Shows other options)
            • I hear you can do powerful magic.
              • Player: I hear you can do powerful magic.
              • Baxtorian: Yes. I know spells that can move mountains, or summon the trees to fight as an army. But this is not magic I will teach.
              • Player: Why not?
              • Baxtorian: Because such force could disrupt the balance of power in the world. It could create tyrants and topple kingdoms. It is magic intended to make the world a better place, but the world is not ready for such change yet. Perhaps in time.
              • (Shows other options)
            • What will you do now?
              • Player: What will you do now?
              • Baxtorian: I will remain here, in Prifddinas. Perhaps a time will come again where I can be useful.
              • (Shows other options)
            • I'd like to ask about something else.
              • (Shows previous options)
            • That's all for now.
              • (Dialogue ends)
      • Tell me about Glarial.
        • Player: Tell me about Glarial.
        • Baxtorian: She was radiant, both in beauty and in temperament. I loved her from the moment I saw her. A terrible cliche ... perhaps fitting for a king. We courted for a full decade. I showed her parts of the world that no other elf had been. I taught her the ancient magic, and she was a quick study. I thought that we might change the world together. But then I left on that foolish crusade. I wanted to see the world and found a new glorious city. My arrogance and hubris gave the Iorwerth their opening and from there I lost everything. ... I would burn the world to ash for just a few more moments with her ... Ask me something else Player. Don't make me dwell on what could have been.
        • (Shows other options)
      • Tell me about elven history.
        • Player: Tell me about elven history.
        • Baxtorian: Is there anything that you do not know?
          • Choose an option:
            • What happened after Seren shattered?
              • Player: What happened after Seren shattered?
              • Baxtorian: Our civilisation fell into chaos. Understand that we were utterly devoted to Seren. Our entire culture revolved around her words of wisdom. Without her guidance there was panic. The streets were filled with terrified people unsure of what to do. My beloved Glarial, always the voice of reason, encouraged me to take control of the situation. The Cadarn warriors helped to police the city, establishing order and Glarial and I spoke to the people. It was not a swift thing, of course, but between us we brought order to chaos. From then we worked on what was needed and we tried to figure out what we should do next. Without Seren's words to guide us wer were lost. We turned to each problem one at a time, never seeing the big picture. It was Glarial who saw the wider vision and helped us to pull our society back together. For a while we returned to peace. But our city was so magnificent, our culture so strong, that we could not limit ourselves to a single region. It was then that we looked to expand the elven lands.
              • (Shows other options)
            • Tell me about the elven expansion.
              • Player: Tell me about the elven expansion.
              • Baxtorian: We had just done the impossible. We had rebuilt our civilsation after Seren had shattered herself. As a nation we felt unstoppable and so we decided to expand our civilisation beyond the single city. We spread our civilisation out across Kandarin and even into Misthalin. Such was our confidence. We forged lasting alliances with several races. Our old friends the gnomes were first. It had been so long since we had seen each other that we held a great feast lasting a full week. With the gnomes help we forged treaties with the human tribes dotted around the region. They were wary of us, but peace is preferable to war and so we flourished. The goblins and ogres were less willing to agree to peace. They were so locked into their own civil wars. Still, they were no match for us, so we ignored them. We prospered for a long time. I was genuinely proud of our accomplishments ... then Tirannwn sell silent.
              • (Shows other options)
            • Tell me about the Iorwerth uprising.
              • Player: Tell me about the Iorwerth uprising.
              • Baxtorian: It began with silence. Tirannwn, the heart of our empire, could not be reached. I sent messengers, both elven and animal. I summoned powerful scrying spells to see what was happening... but there was nothing but darkness. We of course knew that something was afoot and I sent five of my best scouts to investigate. Only one returned, but he was able to tell me of Iorwerth's treachery. Prifddinas had fallen. The Iorwerth had seized absolute control, by some terrible power. Glarial and I knew we could not let this stand. So I rallied our warrios and mages behind us and left for Prifddinas. Thought it broke my heart to leave her behind. We were so arrogant. We thought our knowledge of magic might be enough, but with the clans behind us how could we be stopped? Had we known that Iorwerth would be wielding the power of Seren, twisted as it was in the form of the Dark Lord, we might have been less confident. Shadows assaulted us and darkness blinded our archers. The Lord Iorwerth laughed as our unprepared forces were torn apart. But our will could not be broken. We withdrew and we lay siege to the city. A long protracted war. Somehow the walls withstood my magic, as if some dark force just drained the magic right out of my spells as they approached. We fought and we fought ... but in the end we knew that we had failed. The Iorwerth had won. We withdrew back to the east ... but found only ruin. The Iorwerth, not only able to hold off a five year siege, had destroyed everything else we had built. They had rallied the goblins and ogres against our defenceless cities. They had bribed weak-willed human armies to turn on us. And amongst all of that sadness I lost all hope and all will to fight ... because she was gone.
              • (Shows other options)
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              • Tell me about when you went to the falls.
                • Player: Tell me about when you went to the falls.
                • Baxtorian: At first I went there to end it all. My grief was so strong that I could not bear it. But I still had that most painful of afflictions... I still had hope. Hope that one day, Glarial and I might be reunited. So, I hid the shard, that was mine to ward, in a statue of my beloved and then I transformed. It is an ancient spell, intended to imprison my enemies, but I was my own worst enemy. Once the spell was complete I was just crystal and then I waited.
                • (Shows other options)
              • I'd like to talk about something else.
                • (Shows previous options)
              • That's all for now.
                • (Dialogue ends)
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                • (Shows previous options)
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        • What do you think of Seren.
          • Player: What do you think of Seren.
          • Baxtorian: It is good to have her back and I think she is making the right choice distancing ourselves from her. We have shown that we are capable of greatness even without her.
          • (Shows other options)
        • What do you think of the current elves?
          • Player: What do you think of the current elves?
          • Baxtorian: They have achieved much. The new society is as strong as we ever were. Even the Iorwerth seem to have redeemed themselves.
          • Player: Do you intend to retake the crown?
          • Baxtorian: No. No. My time as king is over. I shall advise and I shall serve, but I shall no longer rule.
          • (Shows other options)
        • That's all for now.
          • (Dialogue ends)
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          • (Shows previous options)