Dialogue for Vicendithas

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This transcript involves dialogue with Vicendithas and the player.

At Effigy Incubator[edit | edit source]

    • Vicendithas: What do you want?
  • Choose an option:
    • Who are you?
      • Vicendithas: Have you forgotten already? Is the human memory so quick to delete itself? I am Vicendithas, a dragonkin of the Dactyl and the person assisting you with this effigy incubator.
      • Player: Aren't you Kerapac's son?
      • Vicendithas: Yes. Let us reduce the entirety of my existence down to who my parents were. After all my own achievements are clearly worthless.
    • About your research...
      • Choose an option:
        • What have you learned?
          • Chapter 1
            • Vicendithas: So far the effigies have been able to piece together relatively little information of value. Mostly at the moment the stronger emotions and obsessions have all I've been able to pick up. You can likely guess the subject. His unrelenting hatred for the Elder Gods. His eternal fury at Jas and her cruelty. I don't think he sees the parallels between the two of them and I think he would hate me for implying it. But just as Jas sees only the interests of she and her sisters, so too did my father only ever consider the kin. Both of them regard other species with dismissive contempt and won't consider the impact of their actions on others. Still, whilst I do relish pointing out my father's flaws, I am here with a purpose. Sadly I have uncovered little at the moment. We will need to continue creating effigies so I might leech further insight from this laboratory. If my father had any answers, they would be here.
            • (Shows previous options)
          • Chapter 2
            • Vicendithas: Well this is good, it turns out that my father didn't completely abandon his research on the ilujanka. It seems that he had some samples of Hannibus's blood, whether taken knowingly or unknowingly is a question I'll leave to you. He spent some time analysing it in his old lab. I shall see if he had any notes, I will return shortly.
            • Screen fades out and back in
            • Vicendithas: It took some searching, but I was able to discover fragments of notes my father left. Naturally he kept most of his research inside that mental library of his. Never one to share knowledge, my father. But this is... fascinating. I am sure you've heard about the subject already, but let us speak a little of anima. Anima is the living energy of the planet, indeed of the universe. It is the source of magic and it is what the Elder Gods feed upon. Think of it a bit like the air all around us. Invisible, yet vital. Like air, all life absorbs anima throughout their life. It keeps the body active and vital. We absorb it through food, through breathing and to a lesser extent simple ambient absorption. It appears that the ilujanka are incredibly inefficient at absorbing anima. From what my father could determine they only take in a tiny fraction of anima from what they consume and barely any ambient anima is absorbed. This goes a long way to explain why they would be suffering fertility issues. As a species they are just... inefficient. Fascinating. I will have to see what more knowledge I can glean.
            • (Shows previous options)
          • Chapter 3
            • Vicendithas: The knowledge I have gleaned from my father's research has raised a very interesting point about the ilujanka. Specifically regarding different examples of them we have seen from different worlds. I point your attention to the family unit of father and daughter. Namely Hannibus and Vindicta. When you consider the two of them what jumps out first?
            • Player: Mindless aggression and a desire to burn me alive for the glory of Zaros?
            • Vicendithas: Well actually, in part, yes, I suppose. But let's go even simpler. Look at the difference in size. Vindicta, you'll notice, is larger than her father. At first I thought this was dimorphism of the species, but that was proved incorrect when I discovered the knowledge of Sharigan. So what's the main difference between the two? It's not training, Hannibus is a legendary dragon rider who was able to wipe out entire platoons. So it must be environmental and the main difference is the world on which they grew up. And this, Player, is where it starts to get really interesting. My father's studies into the anima deficiency involved a few trips to Iaia. There he discovered that the anima of Iaia is, for lack of a better word, more pure. Filtered even. The world is vibrant and full of life, but the ilujanka, as a sapient species, do not get the resonances...the nutrients if you will, that creatures here might get. In short, their world is unsuited for sapient life. This raises so many questions. I will need to investigate further.
            • (Shows previous options)
          • Chapter 4
            • Vincendithas: Understanding the ilujanka's poor anima absorption capabilities is much trickier than I had hoped. I have been studying countless effigies forged from remnants of my father's knowledge and despite having his voice perpetually stuck in my head, I am none the wiser. I could believe that my father just stopped investigating this. It's fascinating and the possible applications of this knowledge could be far reaching. If we found a way to improve anima absorption for all beings, what would that impact have? Could it reduce the need for food? Could it improve fertility? Could we unlock the magical potential seen in other species, such as the icyene, in creatures that aren't inherently magical? All conjecture of course. I have no idea how the icyene magic capabilities work. But I was right. My father didn't just abandon this knowledge although he did seem to focus less and less on the implication for the ilujanka. Naturally, he turned his research where it always goes. Focused back onto the dragonkin and how to make us more powerful. I have discovered hints towards something called 'project phoenix', but I will need more time to investigate further.
            • (Shows previous options)
          • Chapter 5
            • Vincendithas: Of all my father's secrets this one appears to be the most guarded. Project Phoenix. He seems to have kept this project away from his books and even closely guarded in his own mind. What I do know is that this isn't a recent project. It seems like this is something he's been working on long ago. Perhaps even before my people became cursed. He does, however, consider it a failure. He was looking for some way to transcend the curse and the limitations of the dragonkin. Apparently to overcome our own fertility issues. Yes, the kin are also not prolific breeders. We are a very long-lived species, particularly when the curse afflicted us. So our rates of reproduction have always been low. Evidently my father was unhappy with that. Funny that, considering the complete disregard he has for his own child. Was I such a disappointment that he sought science to find a replacement? Never matter, I am not here for my father's approval, but to find the answer to the Ilujanka condition and I believe this project might hold the key.
            • (Shows previous options)
        • After completing the effigy incubator for at least the second month
          • [See a previous chapter]
            • Opens a dialogue to select one of the chapters to review
        • [Talk about something else]
    • Set up the incubator?
      • Before the incubator has been set up for the month:
        • Vicendithas: The incubator hasn't been calibrated. Do you want to calibrate the machine?.
        • Select an option
          • Yes.
            • Vicendithas: Turn the <color> valve.
            • Player turns the valves that Vicendithas indicates. Three total valves are turned
            • Vicendithas: Excellent, the machine is now correctly callibrated[sic].
            • (Dialogue ends)
          • No.
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      • After the incubator has been set up for the month:
        • (Transcript missing. edit)
      • After the D&D has been completed for the month:
        • Vicendithas: The incubator has already been calibrated this month. You will be able to recalibrate in [days] days.
        • (Dialogue ends)
    • Can I do the tutorial?
      • (Transcript missing. edit)
    • If the player has spare materials:
      • Can I hand in my spare materials?
        • (Transcript missing. edit)