Transcript of The Forgotten Prisoner

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This transcript involves dialogue with Xil'gar Trog, Dr Nabanik, and the player.

Attempting to pass the barrier without the required items[edit | edit source]

  • Player I can't seem to pass through this barrier.

Interacting with the strange device[edit | edit source]

Before uncovering the mystery[edit | edit source]

  • ???: Who am I?
  • Who is it?
    • Larnistard.
      • (Continues below.)
    • Aurora.
      • (Continues below.)
    • Genevieve Shadum.
      • (Continues below.)
    • Xil'gar Trog.
      • (Continues below.)
    • Stepan Jovkai.
      • (Continues below.)
  • ???: What am I?
  • What is it?
    • An art installation.
      • (Continues below.)
    • A demon soul.
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    • A piece of furniture.
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    • A shrine to a god.
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    • A talking alarm clock.
      • (Continues below.)
  • ???: Where am I?
  • Where is it?
    • You're in the afterlife.
      • (Continues below.)
    • You're on holiday.
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    • You aren't here.
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    • You're dreaming.
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    • You're in prison.
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  • ???: Why am I here?
  • Why is it here?
    • You committed treason.
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    • You won a competition.
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    • You died.
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    • Because reasons.
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    • You fell asleep.
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  • (If the player answered a question incorrectly:)
    • ???: That doesn't seem right...
    • ???: That doesn't seem right.
  • (If the player answered all the questions correctly:)

After uncovering the mystery[edit | edit source]

Before agreeing to the contract terms[edit | edit source]

  • Strange device: I remember. Thank you, stranger. I am indebted to you.
  • Strange device: Unfortunately, I also now recall why I lost myself. I have been trapped in this inanimate object for time immeasurable, unable to move, alone with my thoughts.
  • Player: That's enough to drive anyone to madness.
  • Strange device: Thankfully, us demons can detach our conscious selves, so the impact on me has been minimal. The downside is that we must rely on others to bring us back to ourselves. However, I am still imprisoned in this cruel device. Might I ask one last favour of you? Please, set me free.
  • Player: Er...
  • Strange device: Allow me to overcome any concerns or prejudices you may have. I merely long to be free.
  • What you would you ask Xil'gar Trog?
    • Why would I free a demon?.
      • Strange device: Why would you not? Demons are not inherently good or evil. I sense you know this, that you are on friendly terms with a number of my kind.
      • Strange device: My only wish is to be free from this cruel contraption. Whatever my crimes, no one deserves such a fate.
      • (Shows the previous options.)
    • Why would I free a Zamorakian?
      • Strange device: I have been imprisoned so long, left here to rot by enemy and friend alike. I owe no allegiances.
      • Strange device: In addition, I can sense that I am no longer contractually obliged to anyone.
      • Strange device: I have no doubt the world has moved on, and if I might re-enter it, I would have to reconsider my own allegiances regardless.
      • Strange device: Why would I not owe allegiance to the one who sets me free?
      • (Shows the previous options.)
    • Why would I free an assassin?
      • Strange device: One person's assassin is another's hero. I was fighting back against a regime that was oppressive to my kind, fighting for our freedom.
      • Strange device: My attempt at killing key personnel in this place was meant as precursor for an assault, to sow disarray and confusion to ease our victory.
      • Strange device: But I was chosen for this task simply due to my placement here, not because I am particularly adept at it. As can be seen in my failure.
      • Strange device: I am no assassin; I merely attempted an assassination. I am no danger to you.
      • (Shows the previous options.)
    • Why would I free you?
      • Strange device: I am no longer contracted to another. I would be willing to enter into a contract with you, the details of which should appeaese any concerns you might have of me.
      • Strange device: In addition, I can offer you a boon or reward of some sort. You would not ever need to make use of it should it make you uncomfortable to do so, but you would have the option.
      • Strange device: I would either hurt or not hurt any entities you would desire me to.
      • Strange device: You would owe me nothing. I am already greatly indebted to you, and freeing me further would place me further in that debt.
      • (Shows the previous options.)
    • I've heard enough for now.
      • Strange device: So, will you help free me? If you have remaining concerns, there is one way to both free me and yet keep me under your power.
      • Player: How's that?
      • Strange device: This is Kharid-et, correct? Then somewhere here you should be able to find a small container known as a portable phylactery. It's like a smaller version of this trap I currently reside in, so I would still be trapped, just removed from this place.
      • Player: Okay, but how would that be any better?
      • Strange device: I would at least be able to sense my surroundings and see out of the phylactery. I would no longer be alone. It also would not cause me pain as this device does. And should I ever gain your trust, you could more easily set me free simply by breaking the phylactery. Should you do this, I will make a pact to follow your commands and yours alone, until such a time as you release me from your service.
      • Do you agree to Xil'gar Trog's contract terms?

After agreeing to the contract terms[edit | edit source]

  • (If you don't have a portable phylactery, or just refused to transfer the soul:)
    • Strange device: What say you, stranger? Will you spare me from my awful fate? You will require a restored portable phylactery.
    • Player: Let me get back to you.
    • Strange device: I have been in here for centuries. What is one more day?
  • (If you have a portable phylactery:)
    • Would you like to use a phylactery on the demon trap to transfer Xil'gar Trog's soul?
    • Transfer Trog into the phylactery?
      • Yes.
        • Player uses the phylactery with the strange device.
        • Player receives Xil'gar Trog's soul.
        • Congratulations! You have completed 'The Forgotten Prisoner' - Solve this mystery.
        • You gain 54,000 Archaeology XP for completing a mystery!
      • No.

After solving the mystery[edit | edit source]

  • Player: It seems to be inert.
  • (If the soul has been lost:)
    • Dr Nabanik is holding on to Xil'gar Trog for you at the site entrance.

Dr Nabanik[edit | edit source]

Before agreeing to the contract terms[edit | edit source]

  • Player: I don't recall if I mentioned this before, but I found out about a prisoner that was left to rot - literally - within Kharid-et's solitary confinement! It's a demon named Xil'gar Trog - it's still alive, but has lost its physical form.
  • Dr Nabanik: Ah, yes, I recall we used to use demon traps to anchor their souls on this plane, such that they could not escape justice by escaping back to Infernus. If they are in such a device, their crime must have been serious.
  • Player: Quite - from what I can tell, it attempted to assassinate the fort commander here, as part of a demon uprising.
  • Dr Nabanik: It's treason, then.
  • Player: I think it wants me to free it. I imagine you would advise me not to.
  • Dr Nabanik: And yet I will not - this is your decision to make.
  • Dr Nabanik: I would say it has suffered enough. The empire it committed treason against no longer exists, yet it has been trapped, alone, buried for thousands of years. On the other hand, it is a demon. Much like any race, some of
  • Dr Nabanik: them are trustworthy and loyal, some of them not.
  • Dr Nabanik: Yet regardlessly, all of them will follow any contract you make with them to the letter, and demons can certainly be powerful allies. Be careful of the letters you use, mind.


After agreeing to the contract terms[edit | edit source]

  • Player: I decided to free Xil'gar Trog, but only transferring him into a portable phylactery for the time being.
  • Dr Nabanik: So, a decision to act, but also a decision deferred. Once in the phylactery, bring it to me. I can judge the terms of any contract you make with it.

After solving the mystery[edit | edit source]

If the soul has been lost[edit | edit source]

  • (Without space in backpack:)
    • (Continues below.)
  • (With space in backpack:)
    • Dr Nabanik: You appear to have misplaced your demon soul. Would you like it back?
    • TAKE BACK THE DEMON SOUL?
      • Yes.
        • Player receives Xil'gar Trog's soul.
        • Dr Nabanik: From my discussions with it so far, it seems quite trustworthy.
        • (Continues below.)
      • No.
        • Player: Nah, you hold on to it for now.
        • Dr Nabanik: Very good. Xil'gar Trog and I shall converse some more. I believe it to be quite trustworthy, so far.
        • (Continues below.)
  • Dr Nabanik: By the way, I am holding on to the soul of Xil'gar Trog for you. Please take it back soon...

With the soul[edit | edit source]

  • Player: What do you make of this demon soul, Dr Nabanik?
  • Dr Nabanik: Hmm, if I'm not mistaken, that is the soul of a tsutsaroth demon.
  • Player: What use is it?
  • Dr Nabanik: I think all will reveal itself in time...