Transcript of Icthlarin's Little Helper

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Contents

Desert Dweller[edit | edit source]

Before accepting the quest[edit | edit source]

  • Player: Good day, wanderer.
  • Wanderer: Hello to you too adventurer.
  • Cat: Hiss!
  • Wanderer: Aghhh get that cat away from me. Quickly please.
  • Select an option
    • I'm terribly sorry, come here kitty.
      • Player: I'm terribly sorry, come here kitty.
      • You pick up your cat.
      • Select an option
        • I'm in need of supplies. Is there a town nearby?
          • Player: I'm in need of supplies. Is there a town nearby?
          • Wanderer: Yes, Sophanem to the south, but it is closed to all outsiders.
          • Select an option
            • I'd like to ask you about something else.
              • Player: I'd like to ask you about something else.
              • (Shows initial options)
            • I'm busy, I must be going now.
              • Player: I'm busy, I must be going now.
        • What are you doing out in the desert?
          • Player: What are you doing out in the desert?
          • Wanderer: Wandering, drifting and just surviving. What about you?
          • Player: The usual, you know, seeking fame, fortune and adventure.
          • (Continues above)
        • Who are you?
          • Player: Who are you?
          • Wanderer: Just a nameless one. I had a name once, but it's been long forgotten.
          • Player: How sad, I hope no one will ever forget mine. The bards of Gielinor will learn of my epic adventures and write songs to recount my great deeds.
          • Wanderer: I don't doubt that.
          • (Continues above)
        • How do you survive out here in the desert?
          • Player: How do you survive out here in the desert?
          • Wanderer: I survive off what little the land provides and the generosity of strangers and fellow travellers.
          • (Continues above)
    • Why? What's your problem with it?
      • Player: Why? What's your problem with it?
      • Wanderer: Just take it away please. Take it away. If you do I'll tell you of the secret passageway.
      • Player: What secret passage?
      • Wanderer: Get the cat away from me first and then I'll tell you.
      • You pick up your cat.
      • Player: Ok now where is it?
      • Wanderer: It's over yonder by the group of rocks to the east. But you won't be able to enter, well not just yet anyway.
      • Player: Where does it lead to?
      • Wanderer: To Sophanem, the city of the dead.
      • Player: Tell me how I may enter?
      • Wanderer: First bring me some supplies and then I'll tell you. I'm running low and am about to embark on a long journey.
      • Player: What do you want then?
      • Wanderer: Give me a full water skin and a tinderbox. I seem to have lost my own and these desert nights are cold.
      • (Quest Overview interface opens.)
        • Not right now
          • Player: I don't believe such a entrance[sic] exists.
          • Wanderer: Fool! It's the only way into the city. Wander the desert and die of thirst, see if I care.
        • Accept quest
          • Player: Ok I'll get your supplies.
    • I have no time for this madness, goodbye.
      • Player: I have no time for this madness, goodbye.

After accepting the quest[edit | edit source]

  • Player: Good day, wanderer.
  • Wanderer: Hello to you too adventurer. Have you gotten my supplies?
  • Select an option
    • What did you need again?
      • Player: What did you need again?
      • Wanderer: Bring me a full waterskin and a tinderbox.
      • Select an option
        • I'd like to ask you about something else.
          • Player: I'd like to ask you about something else.
          • Select an option
            • Tell me about Sophanem, this city of the dead.
              • Player: Tell me about Sophanem, this city of the dead.
              • Wanderer: It's the second city of the Menaphites, full of giant monuments to their dead.
              • Player: So it's not full of evil undead hordes then?
              • Wanderer: No but there is still plenty of adventure and gold to be had, plundering the graves of the rich and powerful.
              • Player: So who's in charge then?
              • Wanderer: The pathetic new high priest of Icthlarin. The wanderer spits the last name out as if it were a curse.
              • Player: Tell me about this Icthlarin god.
              • Wanderer: No!
              • Player: I sense some hostility here.
              • (Shows previous-to-previous options)
            • What are you doing out in the desert?
              • Player: What are you doing out in the desert?
              • Wanderer: Wandering, drifting and just surviving. What about you?
              • Player: The usual, you know, seeking fame, fortune and adventure.
              • (Shows previous-to-previous options)
            • Who are you?
              • Player: Who are you?
              • Wanderer: Just a nameless one. I had a name once, but it's been long forgotten.
              • Player: How sad, I hope no one will ever forget mine. The bards of Gielinor will learn of my epic adventures and write songs to recount my great deeds.
              • Wanderer: I don't doubt that.
              • (Shows previous-to-previous options)
            • How do you survive out here in the desert?
              • Player: How do you survive out here in the desert?
              • Wanderer: I survive off what little the land provides and the generosity of strangers and fellow travellers.
              • (Shows previous-to-previous options)
    • I've gotten most of the things you wanted.
      • Player: I've gotten most of the things you wanted.
      • Wanderer: I need both of them now. Hurry back when you have them.
      • (Continues above)
    • No I haven't really bothered getting anything yet.
      • Player: No I haven't really bothered getting anything yet.
      • Wanderer: Do you want to enter the city or not? Hurry up and get my supplies, I intend to leave soon.
      • (Continues above)
    • Yes. I have them all here.
      • Player: Yes. I have them all here.
      • If the player doesn't have a waterskin (4) or a tinderbox:
        • Wanderer: Give me the supplies first and then I'll show you the entrance.
        • Player: Actually, I seem to have forgotten some of them. I'll be right back.
      • If the player has both a waterskin (4) and a tinderbox in the inventory:

The City of the Dead[edit | edit source]

Into the city[edit | edit source]

  • Wanderer: Look into my eyes. Look deeply into them. Don't blink.
  • Fade out/in. The player appears next to a rock just north-east of the wanderer's tent.
  • You feel yourself moving towards the group of rocks, where the secret entrance to Sophanem lies.
  • The player walks towards the rock. Fade out/in. The player appears by the northern door to Klenter's pyramid, in Sophanem.
  • Player receives canopic jar.
  • You slowly pull yourself off the ground. Your head pounds and an irrational sense of guilt nags you.
  • Player: Ah, my poor head. What's going on? How did I get here? That woman, that wanderer, this is her doing.
  • You notice a ghostly figure making gestures in your direction.
  • The player is damaged.
  • The spectre seems to lose patience with you and attacks.

Klenter[edit | edit source]

Overhead dialogue[edit | edit source]

Randomly says one of these, regardless of if the player is wearing a ghostspeak amulet or not:

  • Klenter: Agghhh!
  • Klenter: Aieee!
  • Klenter: Waghhhh!
  • Klenter: Wooo!

Without a ghostspeak amulet[edit | edit source]

  • The spirit tries to converse with you, but it makes no sense. All you can understand from him is his deepest anger which is directed towards you.

Wearing a ghostspeak amulet[edit | edit source]

First time[edit | edit source]
  • Klenter: You foul thief, return what is mine.
  • Player: What?
  • Klenter: You heard me, restore what you have stolen from my tomb!
  • Player: But...
Afterwards[edit | edit source]

Randomly says one of these lines:

  • Klenter: You worm! May the Devourer take your soul.
  • Klenter: Give me my guts back, thief.
  • Klenter: You pathetic excuse for a thief.
  • Klenter: Return what is mine.
  • Klenter: Grave defiler.
  • Klenter: Thief.
  • Klenter: Evil doer.
  • Klenter: Spawn of evil.
  • Klenter: Graverobber.
  • Klenter: Organ snatcher.

With a cat out[edit | edit source]

After a while:

  • The cat has a look at the spectre, and meows as if it wants to be picked up.
  • You pick up your cat.

Being attacked[edit | edit source]

After a while:

  • The player is damaged.
  • The spectre seems to lose patience with you and attacks.

Attempting to enter Menaphos[edit | edit source]

  • Menaphtie guard: Halt! Take another step and we'll fire you with arrows. Menaphos is closed to you Sophanites. Turn back and take whatever plague you have with you.

The Sphinx[edit | edit source]

Without a cat[edit | edit source]

  • Player: Good day.
  • Sphinx: You have the feel of a cat person about you. Do you look after one?
    • Player: Yes, but I don't bring it to harsh places like this.
      • Sphinx: A pity; they can be of great help in some adventures. I would like to talk to your cat. Would you bring it to me?
      • Player: I might, but I have a few things to sort out first though.
    • Player: No, you are mistaken.
      • Sphinx: Really? I'm generally quite good at knowing these sorts of things.
    • Player: Yes, but I've left mine in the bank.
      • Sphinx: What? That's no place for a cat!

With a cat[edit | edit source]

  • Player: Good day.
  • The Sphinx ignores you.
  • Sphinx: Ah, how interesting...a cat. Come here to me, kitty.
  • Cat: Meow.
  • Your cat and the Sphinx converse in a yeowling language for a short time.
  • Select an option
    • I need help.
      • Player: I need help.
      • Sphinx: Your companion tells me that you are in a spot of bother.
      • Player: What companion? Oh, you mean my pet cat? Well, I'm a little bit confused about 'goings on'.
      • Sphinx: What do you mean by goings on?
      • Player: Well, one second I'm here, and the next things go all black, and then I'm somewhere else. I have a cracking headache and some strange object in my bag which I can't throw away.
      • Sphinx: Have you taken a bang to the head recently?
      • Player: None really of much note. Although, thinking about it, things started to go a bit weird once I started talking to a wanderer outside town. She had the strangest red eyes and hair.
      • Sphinx: Interesting, very interesting. I'd like to help but I'm not going to get involved. Well, not just yet, anyway.
      • Player: Well, thanks. You've been a real help.
      • Sphinx: I will tell you one thing, though: some important objects and locations can trigger memories, no matter how repressed they are.
    • Who are you?
      • Player: Who are you?
      • Sphinx: I am an agent of neither good nor evil. I am concerned with the plight of mankind and their petty wars and beliefs.
      • Player: Well, now that you've told me what you're not, can you please tell me who or what you are?
      • Sphinx: I am the guardian of feline kind.
      • Player: Why would they need a guardian?
      • Sphinx: Cats play a significant role in the religion of this area, particularly when it comes to guarding the dead from The Devourer.
      • Player: The Devourer?
      • Sphinx: She's the very incarnation of destruction.
      • Player: I don't understand.
      • Sphinx: What understanding do you have of the Menaphite gods?
      • Player: Little to none.
      • Sphinx: The Menaphite pantheon is made up of four main deities.
      • Select an option
        • Hang on... Pantheon? Deities? What are you talking about?
          • Player: Hang on... Pantheon? Deities? What are you talking about?
          • Sphinx: Sorry. I'm getting a bit ahead of myself. A pantheon is the collective name for the gods or deities of a group of people.
          • Player: Ok, I think I'm getting the hang of all this god speak now.
          • Sphinx: The main god which the Menaphites worship is called Tumeken. His wife, Elidinis, is the goddess of fertility and growth.
          • Select an option
            • Does she have anything to do with the river?
              • Player: Does she have anything to do with the river that runs through the area?
              • Sphinx: That's very observant of you. The river Elid is named in her honour as it brings growth and life to the area during times of flood.
              • Player: That's great but could we get to the point here?
              • Sphinx: Patience. You humans are so impatient; no wonder your life only spans a number of decades.
              • Sphinx: Tumeken and Elidinis had two children: Icthlarin and The Devourer.
              • Player: With a name like The Devourer, it's no wonder the kid turned out to be messed up.
              • Sphinx: She was not always called such. She is thought of by her deeds, now, rather than her name.
              • Player: So, then, we've got a simple case of good sibling fighting against bad sibling?
              • Sphinx: No, it's not really that simple. Neither are either good or bad. Icthlarin is the god of the dead and takes care of the passing of souls from one plane to another. Once long ago, he even was worshipped by the Mahjarrat but they have since turned away from him. The Devourer is the goddess of destruction; she craves only to destroy things.
              • Player: I thought you said she wasn't evil?
              • Sphinx: Fire destroys, but is that evil?
              • Player: Um, no, but it also creates heat.
              • Sphinx: Okay, we could have an overlong theological debate now, but to get to my point, recently - well, in the last age or so - The Devourer has taken to destroying humans.
              • Player: And...?
              • Sphinx: Not just killing them; totally destroying them, body and soul. This has brought her into conflict with Icthlarin.
              • Player: Ah hah, I see where this is going: the cats are used to protect the dead from The Devourer, like you said earlier. But who protects the cats?
              • Sphinx: Well anticipated. The Devourer is terrified of cats for reasons I will not explain, but her followers - although few in number - are not. I ensure the survival of cats and, for this service, Icthlarin grants me eternal life.
              • Player: So, then, you are a follower of Icthlarin?
              • Sphinx: Nothing of the sort. As I've said before, I have no interest in humans. I look after my kind and, for that, Icthlarin looks after me.
              • (Shows initial options)
            • Go on.
            • This is all very interesting but I've got to get going.
        • Go on.
        • This is all very interesting but I've got to get going.
          • Player: This is all very interesting but I've got to get going.
    • What's going on in town?
      • Player: What's going on in town?
      • Sphinx: I thought that this would be pretty obvious.
      • Player: Well, I could benefit from your point of view; you seem the independent type.
      • Sphinx: Flattery, my adventurer, will get you everywhere. But to answer your question, Sophanem has been struck down with plagues.
      • Player: What? More than one?
      • Sphinx: Quite a number; there's a plague of frogs to the west of town and, in the east, you can find locusts. The livestock are diseased, the cows have only been producing sour milk since the outbreak and the remaining residents have been struck down by some rash of spots.
      • Player: The remaining residents? There are a lot of living people here for a city of the dead.
      • Sphinx: Sophanem is called the city of the dead because the dead are brought here. Death plays a rather large role in the beliefs of the people and, as a result, the business.
      • Player: So how did they get out with all those guards at the gate?
      • Sphinx: When the plague first broke out, many of the resident tradespeople fled before the priests of Icthlarin decided to quarantine the city to prevent the plague being passed on to others living nearby.
      • Player: So, what caused the plague to break out?
      • Sphinx: Some irritated god or other...or, perhaps, some peevish human; their grievances interest me little.
      • (Shows initial options)

Warm Day, Cold Welcome[edit | edit source]

Shopkeepers[edit | edit source]

  • [Raetul/Siamun]: Clear off you despicable vagabond.

Jex[edit | edit source]

  • Player: Hello.
  • [Jex/Priest]: What business does the cursed one have with a servant of Icthlarin?
  • Player: I need some help getting rid of this jar.
  • [Jex/Priest]: I will not aid a defiler of the dead. Get ye gone; your presence is soiling my austere aura.

Slave[edit | edit source]

  • Player: Hello.
  • Slave: Hey there!
  • Player: You seem rather happy for an enslaved labourer with a bad case of spots.
  • Slave: These spots are the best thing since log rollers!
  • Player: I really don't follow.
  • Slave: Well you see, since the outbreak of the plagues, the city has been under quarantine and has been unable to import anything.
  • Player: So...
  • Slave: So, no quarried rock has been able to get in. So, we have had no work to do. I hope the plague lasts forever.
  • Player: But aren't the spots intolerable?
  • Slave: I would take a dermatological irritation over back-breaking, mind-numbing labour any day. Although, there are other downsides.
  • Select an option
    • Dermi wha?
      • Player: Dermi wha?
      • Slave: You know - when your epidermis...
      • Player: ...?
      • Slave: Your hide? Your skin? Your bark?
      • Player: I get ya. Now what were we talking about again? Oh, yes.
      • (Continues below)
    • Tell me about these downsides, then.
      • Player: Tell me about these downsides, then.
      • Slave: Well, the cows have the plague too, so all they produce is sour milk...and plagued beef has me considering the unthinkable.
      • Player: What, starvation?
      • Slave: No, something far worse!
      • Player: What?
      • Slave: Vegetarianism!
        A visible shiver runs down the back of the slave.[sic]

Sophanem Gates[edit | edit source]

  • Player: Can I pass through this gate?
  • Priest: I cannot permit you to leave. The city is under quarantine due to the outbreak of plagues.
  • Player: I am not afflicted by any plagues, so let me pass.
  • Priest: No!

Carpenter[edit | edit source]

Talking to him[edit | edit source]
  • Player: Good day.
  • Carpenter: Get away from me you filthy grave robber.
  • Player: I did no such thing.
  • Carpenter: So explain why that spectre is accusing you of such a crime. The dead rarely have need for lies.
Trading him[edit | edit source]
  • Carpenter: Sorry, adventurer, I have nothing to trade with you.

Sophanem East Gate[edit | edit source]

  • Doorman: Nobody may enter of leave Sophanem for any reason, so says the new High Priest of Icthlarin.

Embalmer[edit | edit source]

Talking to him[edit | edit source]
  • Embalmer: Clear off, you evil body snatcher. You won't get any of my wares.
Trading him[edit | edit source]
  • Embalmer: Sorry, adventurer, I have nothing to trade with you.

High Priest[edit | edit source]

  • Player: Hello.
  • High Priest: I will have no dealings with those who plunder the houses of the dead. Get thee gone from my presence.

Plague cow[edit | edit source]

  • Player: Don't worry cow, I'm sure someone will find a cure for this plague soon.
  • Plague cow: Moo.
  • The cow makes a pathetic attempt to moo.

Klenter's pyramid[edit | edit source]

Touching the pyramid door with a cat on it[edit | edit source]

  • A sense of deja-vu swamps you as you touch the pyramids[sic] door. Your vision begins to swim before you collapse.
  • Fade out/in. The player appears inside the pyramid.
  • Player has canopic jar removed from them. Player receives unholy symbol.
  • Before you can settle, you feel your body moving as if it were on strings.
  • Player: I must go to the heart of the pyramid. Did I say that? Something strange is going on. Perhaps I should just go with it...for now.

Running into a wall crusher[edit | edit source]

  • The player is damaged.
  • You run into a wall crusher.

Triggering a trap[edit | edit source]

  • You accidentally trigger a trap...
    • If the triggered trap was past the wall crushers to the south:
      • The player falls down, appears at the start of the maze and takes damage.
    • If the triggered trap was near the closed chest:
      • The player falls down, appears in the room east of the wall crushers and takes damage.

Opening the closed chest[edit | edit source]

  • You find 50 coins inside the chest.
  • Select an option
    • Take the money and run.
      • Player receives 50 coins.
    • Leave the gold coins.
      • Player: I'm going to leave the money there. I'm not a grave robber.

Attempting to open the doorway to the north-east[edit | edit source]

  • Locked! What are the chances!

Burial room[edit | edit source]

Opening the doorway[edit | edit source]
  • A small panel near the door opens up.
  • (A puzzle interface appears)
Solving the puzzle[edit | edit source]
  • You hear a click of the door's locking mechanism retracting.
  • On opening the door a healing spell is cast on you.
  • Fade out/in. The player appears outside of Klenter's pyramid, by the cat door.
  • Player has unholy symbol (Icthlarin's Little Helper) removed from them. Player receives canopic jar.
  • Player: Ahh my poor head.
  • Your head feels a little clearer as you pick yourself up.
  • Player: What in the name of Guthix is going on? Was I just dreaming there?

The Sphinx's Riddle[edit | edit source]

Before answering the riddle[edit | edit source]

  • Player: Good day.
  • The Sphinx ignores you.
  • Sphinx: Ah, how interesting...a cat. Come here to me, kitty.
  • Cat: Meow.
  • Your cat and the Sphinx converse in a yeowling language for a short time.
  • Select an option
    • I need help.
      • Player: I need help.
      • Sphinx: Your cat tells me you're in a spot of bother; something to do with grave-robbing, tisk tisk. So unbecoming of a guardian of cats.
      • Player: Can you help me? Please?
      • Sphinx: Well, I have to say I enjoy a laugh at someone's expense now and again...so let's have a bit of fun.
      • Player: I don't like the sound of this.
      • Sphinx: I'll help you if you can answer a simple puzzle of mine, but...
      • Player: There's always a 'but', isn't there?
      • Sphinx: ...but if you answer incorrectly, I get to keep your cat.
      • Select an option
        • Okay, that sounds fair.
          • Player: Okay, that sounds fair.
          • Sphinx: A husband and wife have six sons and each son has one sister. How many people are in the family?
          • Select an option
            • 7.
              • (Transcript missing. edit)
            • 9.
              • Player: The answer's 9.
              • Sphinx: Are you sure?
              • Select an option
                • Totally positive.
                  • Player: Totally positive.
                  • Sphinx: Well answered, human. I guess you get to keep your cat.
                  • Player: Now will you help me?
                  • Sphinx: Now what was it with which you needed help? Oh yes, I remember; your cat mentioned something about grave-robbing.
                  • Player: I didn't rob anybody's grave!
                  • Sphinx: Too true, you didn't rob just anybody's tomb, you robbed the grave of the late high priest of Icthlarin.
                  • Player: I didn't. Anyway, there's no proof that I did.
                  • Sphinx: Really? So explain why the shade of the high priest is ranting about you to the west of here...or how about explaining why you have a burial jar in your possession?
                  • Player: How did you know about the burial jar?
                  • Sphinx: Simple. I can smell the rotting organs from here.
                  • Player: Well, I don't know how it came into my possession. All I know is that one minute I'm entering a tunnel to get into the city and the next I wake up outside this pyramid with a cracking headache and a stinking burial jar in my bag.
                  • Sphinx: Have you had any strange turns, flashbacks or out-of-body experiences recently?
                  • Player: Well, as a matter of fact, yes.
                  • Sphinx: Ah hah. It sounds like someone hypnotised you and forced you to carry out their bidding. I won't get any more involved with your petty human bickerings; I have my own kingdom to look after. However, I will give you one bit of advice: seek out the new high priest to the south-west of this town. He will help you.
                  • Player: Are you sure? Everyone else around here seems to be too upset with me to have a proper conversation.
                  • Sphinx: Here, I have a token that he will know is from me. Take that to him and I'm sure he will talk to you.
                  • Player receives Sphinx's token.
                  • Player: Well, thanks for your advice...although why did you have to drag me through all that?
                  • Sphinx: The trials of humans concern me not, but I do make exceptions for guardians of my kind.
                • I don't know; I don't want to risk my cat.
            • 12.
              • (Transcript missing. edit)
            • 14.
              • (Transcript missing. edit)
        • I don't know; I don't want to risk my cat.
          • Player: I don't know; I don't want to risk my cat.
          • Sphinx: How disappointing; well, nothing ventured, nothing gained. Goodbye, then.
    • Who are you?
      • (Same as above)
    • What's going on in town?
      • (Same as above)

After answering the riddle[edit | edit source]

  • Player: Good day.
  • The Sphinx ignores you.
  • Sphinx: Ah, how interesting...a cat. Come here to me, kitty.
  • Cat: Meow.
  • Your cat and the Sphinx converse in a yeowling language for a short time.
  • Select an option
    • I need help.
      • If the player lost the Sphinx's token:
        • Player: I lost that token you gave me; could I have another please?
        • Sphinx: Ahhh, you humans.
        • Player receives Sphinx's token.
        • The sphinx hands you another little statue.
      • If the player has yet to speak to the high priest:
        • Sphinx: Your cat tells me that you have yet to speak to the high priest. I wonder why I tried to help at all!
        • Player: Traitor.
        • Cat: Meow!
        • Player: I can't find him.
        • Sphinx: Try the large building to the south of Sophanem.
        • Player: Thanks. Come on, cat.
    • Who are you?
      • (Same as above)
    • What's going on in town?
      • (Same as above)

Attempting to pick up a Sphinx token with one in the inventory[edit | edit source]

  • I don't really need another one of these.

Icthlarin's Helper[edit | edit source]

Speaking to the High Priest[edit | edit source]

  • Player: Hello.
  • High Priest: I will have no dealings with those who plunder the houses of the dead.
  • Player: Wait! The Sphinx told me that I should talk to you.
  • High Priest: The Sphinx? Is it possible? That contrary old cat has never done anything to help us. Prove it!
  • Player has Sphinx's token removed from them.
  • You hand the statue to the high priest.
  • High Priest: Hmmm... So, what do you want then.
  • Player: Well, there's this jar that's come into my possession.
  • High Priest: What, a burial jar?
  • Player: I guess so.
  • High Priest: Oh no! What am I going to do? What am I going to do? Umm, yes, I have it. Um...
  • Player: What?
  • High Priest: Um. What what?
  • Player: What is wrong with you?
  • High Priest: Sorry, I'm still well...you know?
  • Player: What? Come on, spit it out.
  • High Priest: You know...new.
  • Player: What do you mean, 'new'?
  • High Priest: It's my first week on the job and already I've had an outbreak of plagues, half the population has fled the town and, to top it off, some adventurer has desecrated the tomb of the old high priest.
  • Player: Yeah, that was probably me...
  • High Priest: You did?
  • Player: Yes... Do you think I should return the jar, then?
  • High Priest: Um, yes. That would be a good idea...wouldn't it?
  • Player: So, do you have any tips about the pyramid, seeing as it was probably your priests who built it?
  • High Priest: Well, um...you could try to avoid the traps?
  • Player: Any other useful advice to go with that?
  • High Priest: Oh yes, how could I forget! The key to getting into the pyramid is to have a cat.
  • Player: Have a cat?
  • High Priest: Didn't the Sphinx tell you that cats act as guardians against The Devourer?
  • Player: She may have.
  • High Priest: So, it stands to reason that only they should be able to open the pyramid door. Ask your cat to help when you intend to enter.
  • Player: Ummm...I see. 'Ask my cat', you said. Anyway, I had better return this jar.

Speaking to the High Priest again[edit | edit source]

  • High Priest: Have you managed to return the jar yet?
  • Player: No, not yet.
  • High Priest: Can you please hurry up? The people are beginning to...erm...
  • Player: What? Question your sanity?
  • High Priest: Um...well, no, just my authority. Don't forget that to enter the pyramid, you need a cat.

Speaking to a priest[edit | edit source]

  • Player: Hello.
  • Priest: Cursed one, why have you not yet returned the burial jar of our old leader?
  • Player: I'm working on that still.
  • Priest: I wonder how someone as insignificant as you even managed to get inside the pyramid, never mind reach its heart.

Opening the door to Klenter's pyramid[edit | edit source]

  • Player: Hey puss! What do you reckon about that cat on the door? Do you think you can open it?
  • Cat: Meeeow.
  • The door of the temple opens and you step through.
  • Fade out/in. The player appears inside Klenter's pyramid.
  • Player: This place feels strangely familiar. I'm sure I've been here before.
  • The player picks up their cat.

Jumping across the pit[edit | edit source]

  • Fade out/in. The player experiences another flashback, where they are by the burial room's doorway.
  • Player has canopic jar removed from them. Player receives unholy symbol (Icthlarin's Little Helper).
  • Player: I need to get a burial jar for the mistress.
  • You find yourself back in a dreamlike state.
  • You find yourself back in a dreamlike state.

Re-entering the pyramid[edit | edit source]

  • If the player lost the canopic jar:
    • Player receives canopic jar.
    • You notice an oddly familiar decorative jar lying nearby and pick it up.
  • A sense of deja-vu swamps you as you touch the pyramids[sic] door. Your vision begins to swim before you collapse.
  • The player relives the flashback, appearing in front of the burial room.

Attempting to drop the unholy symbol[edit | edit source]

  • Player: The mistress would not permit me do this.
  • Player: What did I just say?

Attempting to pick up the wrong jar[edit | edit source]

  • I don't need this jar.

Attempting to pick up the correct jar[edit | edit source]

  • Before killing the deity in mortal form:
    • One of the four lesser deities of the pantheon spawns and attacks the player.
  • After killing the form:
    • You take the jar.

Jumping back across the pit[edit | edit source]

  • The flashback ends.
  • Player has unholy symbol (Icthlarin's Little Helper) removed from them.
  • Your head clears as you piece together your actions.
  • Player: Oh no, what have I done? I really did steal that jar. I had better return it quickly before more harm is done.

Attempting to pick up another jar[edit | edit source]

  • I've already caused enough trouble over these jars. I'll just leave them alone.

Attempting to use an item on the table[edit | edit source]

  • You cannot place an item there.

Returning the canopic jar[edit | edit source]

  • Dropping it on the spot where it was picked up:
    • You drop the jar.
    • Player: I should return to the highpriest[sic] and tell him that I have returned the jar.
    • Klenter: Thank you adventurer, you have given my soul some respite, I will cease to haunt you and the plague creatures will no longer seek you out.
    • Player: Wait I want to ask you a question.
    • The voice in your head doesn't reply, it must be gone.
    • You hear a faint voice inside your head.
  • Dropping it elsewhere:
    • I should return this to where I took it from.

Jumping across the pit from certain tiles[edit | edit source]

  • Player: I don't think I'll make that jump.

Talking to citizens after returning the jar[edit | edit source]

Raetul[edit | edit source]

  • Player: Hello merchant.
  • Raetul: Hello. ~ The merchant replies guardedly.
  • Select an option
    • People here sure aren't all that welcoming.
      • Player: People here sure aren't all that welcoming.
      • Raetul: Well seeing as you caused us to suffer from these cursed plagues can you blame us?
      • Select an option
        • Plagues? What do you mean?
          • Player: Plagues? What do you mean?
          • Raetul: What? Do you think everyone in this town is naturally spotty and that this place is always under quarantine? Get away from me you fool, your stupidity might be catching and then where would I be.
        • Sorry about that.
          • Player: Sorry about that. I'm trying really hard at the moment to put that right.
          • Raetul: Well you're obviously not doing a great job, my spots are getting worse. I've got one right inside my left ear and if it bursts I think it could flood my brain.
          • Player: Eeewww yuck!! That's disgusting.
    • Do you have any wares for sale?
    • Who are you?
      • Player: Who are you?
      • Raetul: My name's Raetul.
      • Player: What do you do?
      • Raetul: Well I wonder, I stand in front of a clothes stall and I sell clothes all day long. Do you really think that asking me all these pointless questions is going to achieve anything?
      • Player: It's worked before.
      • Raetul: Oh get away from me, I don't want to give your stupidity the chance to dull my razor sharp intellect and wit.
      • Player: Umm, sure. I'll do that.

Jex/Priests[edit | edit source]

  • Player: Hello.
  • [Jex/Priest]: Bother me not, I am in preparation for the burial ceremony. I'm sure even you can curb your trivial demands until after that.

Carpenter[edit | edit source]

  • Player: Good day.
  • Carpenter: Good day, grave robber. What do you want?
  • Player: I'm not a ghoul. Well, not by choice, anyway. I've just put the burial jar back.
  • Carpenter: Well aren't you wonderful! Do you want a medal for your efforts.
  • Player: I think I detect a touch of resentment from you.
  • Carpenter: I'd hope so. Because of your actions, I'm covered with the most awful spots, I've been forced to close my business down, there are hordes of giant frogs and locust roaming the streets and all the nearby livestock are sick.
  • Player: Would an apology cover the damage?
  • The carpenter glares angrily at you. You notice a vein on his left temple starting to bulge...
  • Player: I think I should probably be going.

Siamun[edit | edit source]

  • Player: Hello
  • Replies with one of the following:
    • Siamun: Heh!!
    • Siamun: Hrmph!!
    • Siamun: Keh!!
    • Siamun: Pah!!
  • Player: Real friendly! No?

Embalmer[edit | edit source]

  • Player: Hi.
  • Embalmer: Hello. ~The embalmer replies warily. What can I do for you?
  • Player: Nothing in particular; I'm just curious about a few things.
  • Embalmer: Well, you can take your curiosity elsewhere.

Doorman[edit | edit source]

  • Doorman: What do you want?
  • Player: Can you open the gates for me?
  • Doorman: Why would I do that? I'm under orders not to let anyone in or out of the city.
  • Player: I' m working with the High Priest to find a cure for the plague. Now, if you want to be spotty for the rest of your life, don't open the gates.
  • Doorman: Okay, one second.

The Next Steps[edit | edit source]

The Sphinx[edit | edit source]

  • Player: I need help.
  • Sphinx: How go things, great guardian of cats?
  • Player: I don't care for your mocking tone.
  • Sphinx: I have helped you enough, or at least as much as I'm willing to.
  • Player: Come on, cat; let's leave that nasty Sphinx alone.

High Priest[edit | edit source]

Before accepting to prepare the ceremony[edit | edit source]
  • High Priest: Have you managed to return the jar yet?
  • Player: Yes, but why are you still spotty and why have only some of the plagues lifted?
  • High Priest: Ummm, ah, well...um...
  • The high priest flaps about in near complete panic.
  • Player: Look, pull yourself together. Are you the high priest or not?
  • High Priest: I am.
  • Player: Do your people need you to lead them in this troubled time or not?
  • High Priest: By Icthlarin, they do and I will lead them.
  • Player: So then why haven't the plagues completely left?
  • High Priest: Because all the ceremonies haven't been completed yet and Klenter, the old high priest, grows weary of the mortal realm.
  • Player: What ceremonies? Why didn't you mention this before?
  • High Priest: Umm...I guess I forgot.
  • Player: You forgot? No matter. What has to be done, then?
  • High Priest: Actually, very little is left to be done. Most of the prayers have already been said but the embalmer still has a bit of work to do. I have my own preparations to make, but could you help out the town's carpenter and embalmer?
  • Select an option
    • Sure, no problem.
      • Player: Sure, no problem.
      • High Priest: Thank you, [Player]. You'll be handsomely rewarded for your services to Icthlarin.
      • Player: Okay, so what exactly do you want me to do, then?
      • High Priest: I need you to tell the carpenter to create a new holy symbol for the ceremony. Also, you should talk to the embalmer. I know that he's having problems getting supplies into the town with the quarantine.
    • I could, for a price...
      • Player: Sure, for a price...
      • High Priest: Don't worry; you will be handsomely rewarded.
      • Player: So, what kind of reward are we talking about? It's not as if I'm going up against a couple of cave crawlers or anything. So far, a god or something has hypnotised me and made me run through a mummy and trap infested pyramid to steal the internal organs of some dead priest. This reward really better be worth a lot. What are we talking about? Gold? Weapons? Pointy hats? I've got to know before I make a decision to help or not.
      • High Priest: It's none of those things and it's of no monetary value whatsoever.
      • Player: You're kidding me, right?
      • High Priest: To quote someone else, 'all that glitters is not gold.'
      • Player: Hang on, I think you have that one wrong.
      • High Priest: I have?
      • Player: When you say, 'all that glitters', you imply that everything that's flashy isn't valuable - like gold. Now this...
      • High Priest: Oh, just listen. What I'm offering you is something a bit different but quite useful, nonetheless. So, will you help or not?
      • Select an option
        • You're not really selling this to me.
          • Player: You're not really selling this to me. I'd rather go fishing or chop down trees for a while.
          • High Priest: So much for Gielinor's greatest adventurer.
          • Player: I've played out my part in this mess already; I was forced to steal a jar but now I have returned it. Job done, thank you very much.
        • Well, I suppose I really should help; this is partly my fault.
After accepting to prepare the ceremony[edit | edit source]
  • High Priest: Have you helped the embalmer and the carpenter to get all they need yet?
    • If the player has not yet helped both:
      • Player: I have plenty of things to do yet.
      • High Priest: Do hurry up; I'm being driven demented with these infernal spots.
    • If the player has only helped the embalmer:
      • Player: I just need to get the carpenter some logs. I should be ready soon.
      • High Priest: I have nearly completed my preparations too. I will probably see you inside the ceremonial room in the pyramid.

Talking to citizens after agreeing to prepare the burial[edit | edit source]

Doorman[edit | edit source]

Attempting to leave through the gates:

  • Doorman: You're the adventurer who's helping the High Priest, aren't you? You can pass through the gate if you wish.
  • Player: Thank you.

Raetul[edit | edit source]

  • Player: Hello.
  • Raetul: Good afternoon.
  • Player: Is it?
  • Raetul: It's hot and sunny, which is good enough for me. So can I help you with anything?
  • Select an option

The Embalmer[edit | edit source]

Before being told what materials to get[edit | edit source]

  • Embalmer: Good day to you. I won't say you're welcome into my workplace, because you're not. However, I must apologise if I was outrightly hostile towards you earlier.
  • Player: Don't worry about it...too much. We've got to work together now to put that dreadful spirit to rest.
  • Embalmer: I'll admit that I shed no tears when he passed away. He was a rather cruel and hard leader. Well, there's no point in complaining about him. I want rid of his cursed plague as soon as possible and, according to the high priest, the best way to do that is to carry out the final ceremony.
  • Player: Of course you're right. Now, can I help you with anything?
  • Embalmer: Yes, because of the quarantine I cannot leave Sophanem. You seem to have been left unaffected by it so perhaps the guards will let you out of the city.
  • Player: I think entering and leaving the city shouldn't be a problem.
  • Embalmer: Good, that's what I like to hear. Now, to carry out the ceremony, I need three things. I need some linen to wrap the corpse up with. That should be easily obtained from a cloth salesman here in the town. I also need some salt and some sap. I need the salt to preserve the body and the sap for sealing the bandages.
  • Player: Where will I get those?
  • Embalmer: Well, the salt should be easy enough to get from the salt lake, north of the city. You can get salty water from the lake with a bucket.
  • Player: How about the sap?
  • Embalmer: The sap you should be able to get easily enough from any coniferous tree.
  • Player: Coniferous?
  • Embalmer: Evergreen, cone shaped, you know the ones I'm talking about.
  • Player: But how can I get it out?
  • Embalmer: Well, you'll probably need something to cut the tree's bark and something else to collect the sap in.
  • Player: But where would I find one of those trees here in the desert?
  • Embalmer: I have no idea.

After being told what materials to get[edit | edit source]

  • Embalmer: Have you got the linen I asked for?
    • If the player doesn't have linen:
      • Player: No, not yet.
      • Embalmer: Well, can you get on with it?
      • (Continues below)
    • If the player has linen:
      • Player has linen removed from them.
      • You hand a sheet of linen to the embalmer.
  • Embalmer: Have you got the salt I asked for?
    • If the player doesn't have salt:
      • Player: No, not yet.
      • Embalmer: So hurry up! There's a salt lake just north of the city. You can get salty water from it with a bucket.
      • (Continues below)
    • If the player has salt:
      • Player has pile of salt removed from them.
      • You hand the embalmer the salt which you have carefully purified.
      • You hand the embalmer a bag of salt.
      • (Continues below)
  • Embalmer: Have you got the sap I asked for?
    • If the player doesn't have a bucket of sap:
      • Player: No, not yet.
      • Embalmer: Well, can you get on with it?
    • If the player has a bucket of sap:
      • Player has bucket of sap removed from them.
      • You hand the bucket of sap to the embalmer.
      • (Continues below)
  • Embalmer: That's everything I need to get the ceremony underway. I'll send word to the high priest to get things started.
  • Player: I don't think everything's ready just yet; the carpenter still has to finish some work.
  • Embalmer: Never-the-less, I'll let the high priest know that everything's sorted from this side.

After handing in all the materials[edit | edit source]

  • Embalmer: Well, you've collected all the things that I need, so when's this plague going to end?
  • Player: I have to get a symbol from the carpenter. I think the priests can start the ceremony once they have that.

After getting a holy symbol from the carpenter[edit | edit source]

  • Player: Hello
  • Replies with one of the following:
    • Embalmer: Heh!!
    • Embalmer: Hrmph!!
    • Embalmer: Keh!!
    • Embalmer: Pah!!
  • Player: Real friendly! No?

Talking to Raetul after talking to the embalmer[edit | edit source]

  • Player: Hello.
  • Raetul: Good afternoon.
  • Player: Is it?
  • Raetul: It's hot and sunny, which is good enough for me. So can I help you with anything?
  • Player: I've met with the town's embalmer and he mentioned that he needed a few things, linen being one of them.
  • Raetul: Ah yes, very good...., very good.... here I have just the thing for you. That will be 30 coins please and thank you.
  • Player has 30 coins removed from them.
  • The merchant takes your money and hands you a sheet of linen before you realise that a transaction has been agreed.
  • Player: What the..?
  • Raetul: Thank you come again.

Obtaining the pile of salt[edit | edit source]

Using an empty bucket on the water north of Sophanem[edit | edit source]
  • Player has empty bucket removed from them. Player receives full bucket.
  • You scoop some salty water into the bucket.
Using the full bucket on the centre piece[edit | edit source]
  • Player has full bucket removed from them. Player receives empty bucket.
  • You pour the water into the font at the centre of the sun trap.
  • The water quickly evaporates in the intense heat.
Searching the centre piece[edit | edit source]
If salt water has not been poured into it[edit | edit source]
  • The centre of the font is empty apart from 3 or 4 salt crystals.
If salt water has been poured into it[edit | edit source]
  • A residue of salt remains in the centre of the font.
  • Select an option
    • Scrape it out.
    • Leave it alone.
      • Player: I have better things to do than mess around with suntraps.

Talking to him after helping the embalmer and the carpenter[edit | edit source]

  • Player: Hello.
  • Raetul: Hello again, any news on the ceremony?
  • Player: It's a bit hush hush.
  • Raetul: Oh I see so you're just floating around here and doing nothing about it then. Is that it?
  • Player: Ummm....
  • Select an option

The Carpenter[edit | edit source]

Before being told what logs to get[edit | edit source]

  • Player: Good afternoon.
  • Carpenter: Hello, adventurer. Apologies if I was a little on the cold side earlier, but the high priest said that you're working with him and that's good enough for me.
  • Player: Thank you for your understanding. If I had been given a dose of acne, had my business ruined and my town turned upside-down by hordes of plague creatures by some outsider, I would be more than a little angry too.
  • Carpenter: So, does the high priest have any instructions for me?
  • Player: He said he needs you to craft a new holy symbol for the ceremony.
  • Carpenter: Yes. I remember he gave me some drawings a few days ago. Now what wood was it to be made of again? Give me a second.
  • Short pause.
  • Carpenter: Ah yes, I remember now, it was to be made of willow. Though there's a small problem with that.
  • Player: Oh, great. Here's the bit where you say you need me to get you something.
  • Carpenter: Wow, you're quick. I'm all out of willow wood and seeing as I'm unable to get any more due to the quarantine, I'm going to need some help with this.
  • Select an option
    • Why should I help?
      • Player: Why should I help?
      • Carpenter: Well, seeing as I have gotten this dreadful dermatological disease as a direct result of some of your antics, I think you should be duty bound to help me.
      • Player: Well, I suppose you may have a point. Now, do you have any idea where I might find some willow trees around here?
      • Carpenter: Not a notion.
      • Player: Great.
    • Alright, I'll get the wood for you.
      • Player: Alright, I'll get the wood for you.
      • Carpenter: Great.
      • Player: Now do you have any idea where I might find some willow trees around here?
      • Carpenter: Not a notion.
      • Player: Great.

After being told what logs to get[edit | edit source]

If the player has no willow logs[edit | edit source]
  • (Transcript missing. edit)
If the logs are in the bank[edit | edit source]
  • Player: Good afternoon.
  • Carpenter: Hello, adventurer. Have you got the logs yet?
  • Player: I have some in the bank. I'd better nip off and get them then.
  • Carpenter: In your on good time. don't rush on my behalf; I'm only half crippled with these pus-filled pustules of penance.
If the logs are in the inventory[edit | edit source]
  • Player: Good afternoon.
  • Carpenter: Hello, adventurer. Have you got the logs yet?
  • Player has willow logs removed from them.
  • Player: Yes, I have some here for you.
  • Carpenter: That's good. I'll have the symbol ready for you shortly. I'm sure you have plenty of other important things to do in the meanwhile.
  • Player: Hang on, what do you mean you'll have it ready for me shortly?
  • Carpenter: Well, last time I checked, the job description for a carpenter is to craft things out of wood, while you, being an adventurer, need to run around doing thankless tasks for people in need...and right now I need you to do this.
  • Player: Okay, I'll be back.
After handing in the logs[edit | edit source]
  • Player: Good afternoon.
  • Carpenter: Hello, adventurer.
  • Player: Is the symbol ready yet?
  • Carpenter: Just adding the finishing touches.
  • Short pause.
  • Carpenter: Okay, it's finished here you go.
  • Player receives holy symbol (Icthlarin's Little Helper).
  • Player: Thanks, I guess.
  • Carpenter: You should get that to the high priest as soon as possible. We're all ready[sic] getting sick of these plagues.
  • Player: Yeah, yeah, yeah.
  • Carpenter: Oh, one more thing. I think that the high priest has had a particularly bad dose of these spots so he's gone off to start the ceremony already.
Talking to him again with the symbol in the inventory[edit | edit source]
  • Carpenter: Have you given the symbol to the high priest yet?
  • Player: I would have if I could have found him.
  • Carpenter: Well, if he's not in town, then I'm sure he must be down in the pyramid getting the ceremony underway.
If the holy symbol was lost[edit | edit source]
  • Carpenter: Have you given the symbol to the high priest yet?
  • Player: Actually, there's a slight problem with the holy symbol.
  • Carpenter: What? What? I made that symbol to exactly match the drawings I was given. I can't believe this.
  • Player: Look, calm down; I'm sure there's nothing wrong with the symbol you made. I've just lost it.
  • Carpenter: Aghhh!!! You stupid man. Will I ever be free of these plagues? First it was the spots, now it's stupidity.
  • Player: Can you please calm down? I gave you plenty of willow wood. I'm sure there's some left over for another symbol.
  • Carpenter: Sorry, it's just these spots. They have me half demented. Just hang on a second and I'll make up another one.
  • Short pause
  • Player receives holy symbol (Icthlarin's Little Helper).
  • Carpenter: There you go. Now, do hurry up and get this to the ceremony.
Attempting to pick up another symbol while having one in the inventory[edit | edit source]
  • I don't really need another one of these.

The Devourer[edit | edit source]

Setting the Stage[edit | edit source]

Attempting to jump across the pit in Klenter's pyramid:

  • Fade out/in. The player is in a flashack, in front of the burial room.
  • Player receives unholy symbol (Icthlarin's Little Helper) and canopic jar.
  • You feel your fleeting memories of the past come rushing towards you.
  • Player: I must hide the mistress's symbol somewhere in the ceremonial room so that she can enter the pyramid when ever she pleases.

Attempting to open the west room doorway:

  • The panel in the door seems to be jammed. I don't think I'll be able to get back in there.

Using the unholy symbol on the ceremonial table in the east room:

  • Player: No this isn't a good enough hiding place, I need to put the symbol somewhere more secret.

Using the symbol on a sarcophagus in the east room:

  • Player: Ha! Those foolish priests will never find this here. She will be able to enter the Pyramid now at her whim. Those preposterous priests won't know what hit them. I must now return to the mistress with the jar.

Exiting the doorway:

  • The flashback ends.
  • Player: Noooo. This is ridiculous even my memory is working against me. I have to warn the priests about the Devourer. I hope I'm not too late already.

No Rest for the Weary[edit | edit source]

  • High Priest: Mighty Icthlarin, set Klenter's soul to rest.
  • [Priests]: Hail mighty Icthlarin!
  • High Priest: Mighty Icthlarin, set Klenter's soul to rest.
  • [Priests]: Hail mighty Icthlarin.
  • Player: Wait, wait, wait, there's something wrong!
  • High Priest: Don't interrupt adventurer.
  • Player: But the devourer, she's coming!
  • The wanderer teleports in.
  • Wanderer: My thanks adventurer. You have been most helpful. I will have my soul now.
  • High Priest: You will not as long as I draw breath.
  • Wanderer: Adventurer I command you to kill these priests.
  • Player: Your spells won't work on me again now that I see you for what you are.
  • Wanderer: No matter, I will just create another minion to destroy all of you. You've already served your purpose. You priest of the dog lord, kill your brethren.
  • Priest: Yes mistress! Kill them all.
  • High Priest: Adventurer, protect us so we may finish the ceremony.
  • The Wanderer's voice echoes in your mind: Kill them all.
  • Wanderer: Kill them all!
  • The wanderer teleports out.
  • The final battle begins...
  • Possessed Priest: Grrrr.

If the players attempts to do anything during the scene, they'll be teleported outside the room:

  • Player: Ack, strange magic again. I suppose I have to go along with the conversation 'til it ends. Time to go back to that room.

Victory and Defeat[edit | edit source]

Priest[edit | edit source]

  • Priest: Thank you, unbeliever; your heroic efforts have saved the day. I shudder to think of the fallout if we were to have lost another high priest so soon after the last.

High Priest[edit | edit source]

  • High Priest: Thank you so much, adventurer. We have defeated The Devourer; the plagues should abate now.
  • Player: Then why are you still covered in spots?
  • High Priest: What? So I am. Somehow, I don't think this is over. The Devourer will not concede defeat so easily, after all.
  • Player: So what happened? I returned the jars and we performed the final ceremony... Why will Klenter's spirit not rest now?
  • High Priest: The only explanation I can think of is that some other adventurer has repeated your mistakes and stolen a burial jar whilst we were here.
  • Player: So what do I have to do now?
  • High Priest: Nothing, nothing. You've done all you can.
  • Player: What? I can sort this; come on, tell me what to do and I'll sort it.
  • High Priest: We must find the adventurer who has carried out the this theft and get him to return the jar. Then, we will have to perform the ceremony again.
  • Player: So this cycle could repeat itself endlessly?
  • High Priest: Well, until one of the sides gives up, that is. Anyway, I have a gift for you back in town. But first, I have a few things to sort out here.
  • Player: You'd better keep this holy symbol, not that it did much good.
  • High Priest: You might be surprised to know that we wouldn't have been able to complete the ceremony without that in our presence, nor would you have been able to defeat The Wanderer's minion so easily.
  • Player: I'll hold onto my doubts. Anyway, you should take this.
  • Player has holy symbol (Icthlarin's Little Helper) removed from them.
  • You hand the high priest the holy symbol.
  • Player: I still don't feel right, though, about this whole thing. There are still so many loose ends untied.
  • High Priest: What do you mean?
  • Player: Well, for one, I still don't know why I didn't complete my task for The Devourer. I have a feeling that I'll get my answers soon enough.
  • The now-familiar feeling of memories shooting to the surface of your thoughts overcomes you.
  • (Continues below)

A Few Loose Ends[edit | edit source]

  • Fade in/out. Cutscene opens. The player is by the exit ladder from Klenter's pyramid.
  • Player: I must return the jar to the mistress.
  • Icthlarin: What's this? A mortal thieving from my domain? This will not do. I command you to halt.
  • Player: Never! The mistress will have the jar and the high priest's soul.
  • Icthlarin: This is no mere mortal in front of me. Amascut, release your hold on this human.
  • Player: Aghhhh!!! Nooo.
  • Icthlarin: Arise, spirit of Klenter, protect your soul.
  • The player climbs the ladder.
  • You despairingly reach for the ladder before your vision fades out.
  • Fade out/in. The cutscene ends and the player appears back in the ceremonial room.

The High Priest's Gratitude[edit | edit source]

  • High Priest: Ah, there you are, Player. I've been waiting for you. I must thank you again; your victory over The Devourer's beast was magnificent. It's only a pity that we haven't won an outright victory over her. Well, I'll just have to get used to these spots and the sour milk the cows are producing, not to mention those darned frogs outside.
  • Player: I'm sure the frog problem could be solved easily enough. A few cats could go a long way in reducing their numbers.
  • High Priest: You're right, of course. Anyway, where did I put that trinket I promised you?
  • If the player doesn't have inventory space:
    • High Priest: I would reward you but, by the looks of you, I doubt you could carry any more baggage.
    • Player: I guess you're right. I could do with dropping some of this junk. I'll be back; just don't lose my reward.
  • If the player has inventory space:
    • High Priest: Ah, yes, I have it here. I'm sure you'll get a huge amount of enjoyment out of it.
    • Player receives catspeak amulet.
    • Congratulations! Quest complete!

Post-quest dialogue[edit | edit source]

Jex/Priests[edit | edit source]

  • Player: Hello.
  • [Jex/Priest]: Greetings, non-believer. May the blessings of Icthlarin rest on your tired shoulders and may they set you at ease during interesting times.

The Sphinx[edit | edit source]

  • Player: I need help.
  • Sphinx: What with? Your cat tells me that you have held The Devourer at bay.
  • Player: I need help with The Devourer. I haven't defeated her.
  • Sphinx: I hope that you will come to the understanding that not all the world's problems can be solved by an individual. You've done your bit; it's now up to the Menaphites and the priests of Icthlarin to solve this standoff. I have to confess that, despite myself, I am impressed by your actions. I may have some work for you at a later date.

Slaves[edit | edit source]

  • Player: Hi!
  • Slave: What do you want?
  • Player: What's wrong?
  • Slave: Word has it that you very nearly spoiled our fun!
  • Player: What, you're upset that I tried to put the high priest's soul to rest?
  • Slave: So that we could get back to work again? What makes you believe that he even deserves such a burial?
  • Player: Doesn't everyone?
  • Slave: What, even those that gain through the blood, sweat, tears and misery of others?
  • Player: I was just trying to help and, as it turns out, I've not achieved not a whole lot.

Embalmer[edit | edit source]

  • Player: Hi there.
  • Embalmer: Hello.
  • Player: I can see you're a bit down. I'm sorry that the plague hasn't lifted just yet.
  • Embalmer: Well, I suppose that's only to be expected. The old high priest was a vindictive sort. He could hold a grudge forever.
  • Player: I really hope for your sake he cannot.
  • Embalmer: He might just make this city of the dead a dead city if he does carry on for much longer. Anyway, I'm rambling.

Carpenter[edit | edit source]

  • Player: Hey there, how're you holding up?
  • Carpenter: Well, I suppose things could be worse, though I really did have my hopes up I thought you could fix things up.
  • Player: I suppose that makes two of us.
  • Carpenter: Well, I've got a business to run here. I can't keep feeling sorry for myself for ever.
  • Player: Are you in need of any willow logs at the moment, or any other wood for that matter?
  • Carpenter: Sorry, no. I've recently worked out a decent supply which bypasses the grey economy.
  • Player: Grey economy?
  • Carpenter: It's selling bits and pieces through unofficial channels, avoiding taxes and import duty. Since I'm trying to keep on the good side of our esteemed rulers, I don't trade that way these days.

Raetul[edit | edit source]

  • Player: Hello.
  • Raetul: I see you have managed to mess things up again.
  • Player: Why do you say that?
  • Raetul: Well the ceremony should have been over by now, yet the plagues remain.
  • Player: Unfortunately some other hapless adventurer was tricked in the same manner as me.
  • Raetul: All you adventurers are alike!
  • Player: In what way?
  • Raetul: You're all trouble. Well I could hold it against you, but then again adventurers are my best customers and because of this quarantine my only customers. So may I interest you in any of my wares?
  • Select an option

Doorman[edit | edit source]

  • Doorman: Good day, adventurer. I must thank you for protecting our High Priest. Word has it that it was quite the battle.
  • Player: It was nothing, really. I'm quite good at that type of thing.
  • Doorman: Don't let us keep you. I'm sure you've got plenty of other important questing to get on with.

The Last Piece of the Puzzle[edit | edit source]

Talking to the player's cat[edit | edit source]

  • Select an option
    • How are you doing?
      • (Non-quest dialogue)
    • How old are you now?
      • (Non-quest dialogue)
    • Where do you want to go?
      • (Non-quest dialogue)
    • What do you want to do now?
      • (Non-quest dialogue)
    • You know I'm still confused about all that business with the devourer.
      • Player: You know I'm still confused about all that business with the devourer.
      • Cat: I suppose that is understandable, you did miss out on a little bit of the adventure.
      • Player: I did? I thought I had all my memories back.
      • Cat: Do you remember being hypnotised then?
      • Player: Actually, that part of my memory is still a little bitty.
      • You can feel the now familiar feeling of a flashback coming on again.
      • Fade out/in. The player relives a flashback and appears in front of the wanderer, by her tent.
      • Wanderer: Look into my eyes. Look deeply into my eyes. Don't blink. You will do what I say.
      • Player: I will do your bidding mistress.
      • Wanderer: You will travel to Sophanem and enter the pyramid of the priests of Icthlarin.
      • Player: Yes Mistress.
      • Wanderer: You will find a room within containing four jars take one of them and return to me.
      • Player: Yes Mistress.
      • Wanderer: Take this symbol. You know what to do with it when the time comes.
      • Player receives unholy symbol (Icthlarin's Little Helper).
      • Player: Yes mistress.
      • Wanderer: Don't fail me, or else I'll eat your soul.
      • Player: Yes mistress.
      • Wanderer: Now go.
      • Fade out/in. The flashback ends.
      • Player has unholy symbol (Icthlarin's Little Helper) removed from them.