Souvenir: The Envoy's
It all started when rumors of strange rituals sent you to Talos
Island to investigate the involvement of the Warriors and the Circle of
Thorns. When you arrived you found the Circle of Thorns on the scene and
all but one of the Warriors dead. He told a disjointed tale, but you
were able to get the idea that the Warriors had summoned something
extremely powerful, and that it had been met by members of the Circle of
The Circle seemed to be moving quickly. They attacked a safe house
holding Akarist, a Mage who had left the Circle of Thorns and was
helping the city. You set out to find him, but your first lead only
turned up some of the books he was working on detailing the history of
the Circle of Thorns and their war with the people of Mu.
Your next lead was on the mark, and you were able to rescue Akarist
himself. He told you that the reason he was kidnapped was so that the
Circle could discuss tactics for negotiating with a Demon, since he had
been one of their best at that.
Working with Akarist's expertise and MAGI's knowledge you next
disrupted a mass sacrifice of 13 police officers to satiate the Demon's
The Envoy of Shadows had told the Circle that a being called Hequat
was becoming active again in the world. Akarist informed you of the
ancient goddess who had once raised a nation and ordered them to destroy
Oranbega in ancient times, and that her return would prompt the Circle
of Thorns to rash actions. You struck a circle ceremony to see what
they'd found. While you didn't learn that Hequat was active, you did
discover that the Circle had found Hequat did still exist.
Negotiations between the Circle and the Envoy of Shadow were
proceeding quickly. To disrupt things and buy more time you struck and
took a gift of new Thorn Blades that the Envoy had brought for the
Circle. Though you were able to defeat the Envoy of Shadow, without his
True Name you knew that the beast could never truly be beaten. You also
found that the Circle knew this, and were researching the Demon's True
Acting on this, you infiltrated the depths of Oranbega and stole the
Circle's information on the Envoy's possible True Name.
With the information you'd gathered Akarist and MAGI were able to
find the Envoy of Shadow's True Name. Armed with it, you fought the
Envoy again and struck it down forever. The Negotiations were broken
off, and the Prince of Demons who had sent the Envoy of Shadow was
denied entry into the world.