Dialogue for Hyu-Ji
Hull Down On The Horizon[edit | edit source]
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- The Convict: So, a missionary, a convict, and a biologist walk into a port...
- The Missionary: The Purists are planning an attack on the island.
- The Convict: ...and the missionary ruins the joke.
- The Biologist: Excuse me, did you just say the Purists are planning to attack the island?
- The Biologist: Your data's incorrect. It's pirates. Pirates are organising an invasion.
- The Missionary: I'm no simpleton, scientist. It's Purists. A man from my congregation heard the news.
- The Convict: And I can complete the set. A rogue group of soothsayers are planning to raid the island.
- The Missionary: Look, thief, falsehood is a route to damnation.
- The Convict: And self-righteousness is a route to being punched on the nose.
- Player: Everyone stop for a moment. Hyu-Ji can't be invaded by everyone at once.
- Player: We need to figure out which stories are true. And hope that none of them are.
- Player: Marcus, as you're a khan now, could you help us get that information?
- The Convict: I am khan, aren't I? Sure, send me to the Council of Khans - I should really be going anyway. It's being held on Flou Tar-Shei.
- The Missionary: What's the word on the rumours?
- The Convict: Well, between the three of us, we've made an enemy of every villain this side of Morytania.
- The Biologist: Surely you can't mean...
- The Convict: ...that all three rumours are true? I'm afraid so.
- The Missionary: I'd better dust down my clobbering robes.
- The Biologist: Wait a minute - this can't be a coincidence. Three attacks from three different factions on the same day? No-one's that unlucky.
- Player: Bethan's right. We have to accept the possibility that these three factions are working together.
- The Convict: Pirates take the island, Purists kill the orphans and soothsayers claim the organs? Yes, I can see how that deal might work.
- Player: Get back to Hyu-Ji and warn the orphans, then come back here to discuss a plan. We have preparations to make.
A Concerted Effort[edit | edit source]
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- Player: So, welcome to the war room! What do you think of Hyu-Ji's chances as the situation stands?
- The Biologist: I've produced a full field report. It's only 450 pages, with a few fold-out maps and...
- The Convict: The town's eminently burnable - wooden palisades, wooden shacks. Plus at least seven or eight breaches where the enemy could land.
- The Missionary: The church is solid, it'll make a strong fall-back point. I indulged myself and added some oil-cauldrons to the roof, so we can hold out in a siege.
- The Biologist: All of this is in my field report...
- The Convict: The orphans have been practicing with swords; a fencing style, which should work well against the charge-and-slash of the pirates.
- The Missionary: And the church guard have maces. There are only ten of them, but I've given them the full Tomlin training.
- The Biologist: Very well, if this is some kind of competition, I can make some explosive concoctions.
- The Biologist: At least, I would if I had any ingredients. There's none left since the pirate invasion. You know, the first one.
- Player: Is there any way to get more?
- The Biologist: Oh, yes! Send me out to the mines of Hanto - they've got everything a budding arsonist could need.
- The Biologist: You should see what I bought! I couldn't help myself, I was like a palaeontologist in a brush shop. I've got sulphates, acids, oils, flash fluids, animal fats, tea...
- The Convict: Ah, tea! Fantastic job. I've got the money back at the longhall.
- The Biologist: My treat, sweetie. Basically, Hyu-ji[sic] is the most flammable and combustible laboratory in the world. And I promise I've locked it up well. They're in a safe, inside another safe, within a vacuum.
- The Missionary: And the island's as prepared as ever it will be. With my mace and the watchful eye of Saradomin, our victory is assured.
- Player: I really hope you're right.
The Defiance of Hyu-Ji[edit | edit source]
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- Player: Do you have news from Hyu-Ji?
- The Navigator: We received this via courier.
- Player: Let's see...
- The Convict: Feels nice to write without blackmailing you. We've reached a new stage in our relationship. The enemy fleet is getting close. Tomlin says he can smell them. Bless him, I think he's excited. And as we thought, the three factions are working together. The soothsayers are on the Purist ship, and the pirates are circling in schooners. Anyway, I'm passing the pen - Tomlin has something he wants to say. See you soon.
- The Missionary: Afternoon, portmaster. I've got a favour to ask. Brother Jered is due to arrive today to inspect the island, to see how the church is going. I forgot they were coming - just a wee bit. But we could, perhaps, turn this to our advantage. He's arriving with ten White Knights. Not many, but enough to tip the balance. Could you pick them up on the way to joining us? Oh, and apologise to Jered for the inconvenience. Remind him that 'the love of Saradomin is ever-forgiving'.
- Player: Well, it seems we all have a part to play in this. Let's set sail.
- The Biologist: We did it! We did it!
- The Convict: I can't believe it. You have to hand it to the sea orphans, they're quick learners.
- The Missionary: Still here are you, Marcus? I found your getaway boat in the bay, stocked with food. I'm surprised you're not halfway to the Pincer region by now.
- The Convict: Haha! I wouldn't do such a thing! I'm khan now, and my responsibility is to the island. It must have been from, you know, before.
- The Missionary: With packed fresh apples, eh?
- Player: What's important is that we kept the island safe. We helped those people to protect themselves, and now they're more capable than any of us.
- The Biologist: They're performing their own experiments...
- The Convict: My advisors are effectively running the place...
- The Missionary: And they're using the church to give their own sermons... I'm fine with it. I'm more at home in battle than in the pulpit. It's time I accepted that.
- Player: What did Brother Jered say?
- The Missionary: Let's just say he helped that decision along. He's given funding to the sea orphans, so they can bring Saradomin to other islands.
- Player: It seems you've all found a home and role for yourselves. It's been a real pleasure working with you all.
- The Convict: Ditto. Even you, Tomlin.
- The Missionary: It's been...enlightening.
- The Biologist: Oh, wait, I think I left the safe open! The explosives!
- The Convict: Unbelievable. Well, we better get going. You will go down in sea orphan legend, portmaster.