Beta Test

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Infinity Ball

Beta Test

Year
1325 AE
Storyline
Personal story
Chapter
Interested Parties
Location
Venlin Vale
(Brisban Wildlands)
Applied Development Lab
(Rata Sum)
Level
20
Race
Asura tango icon 20px.png Asura
Choice
Infinity Ball
Preceded by
Biography Infinity Ball.png Any Sufficiently Advanced Science
Followed by
Biography Infinity Ball.png Industrial Espionage
Biography Infinity Ball.png Carry a Big Stick

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Loading screen.

Beta Test is part of the personal story for asura characters whose first invention was the Infinity Ball.

Objectives[edit]

Test your supercharged Infinity Ball in more controlled circumstances.

  • Meet Shodd at Aethervolt Lab.
  • Activate the Infinity Ball.
  • Kill the destroyers unleashed by the Infinity Ball.

Return to the lab and determine how to proceed with the Infinity Ball tests.

  • Regroup at your lab.
  • Decide which power source to acquire.

Walkthrough[edit]

Meet Shodd at the lab and activate the Infinity Ball. After that portal will open up and multiple Destroyer Crablings show up. Upon defeting them second portal will spawn Veteran Destroyer Harpy. Third portal will contain Veteran Giant Destroyer Crab with few crablings. When you defeat them talk with Shodd. He then will depart to Applied Development Lab where you will see him arguing with Zojja. After dialogue ends he will provide you with two options: get the power cell from Councilor Flax or the Inquest. After you make your choice, mission will end.

Rewards[edit]

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NPCs[edit]

Allies[edit]

First Instance
Second Instance

Foes[edit]

Dialogue[edit]

Venlin Vale[edit]

Entering the instance:

Shodd: Hey! How did the Collider test go?
Shodd beckons to <Character name>.

Approaching Shodd (cinematic):

Shodd: Welcome to the threshold of immortality! The lab is prepped and ready to go.
Shodd: The proving ground is entirely empty. No one to get hurt, no one to steal our glory.
<Character name>: Sounds good. I'm eager to see what the Infinity Ball can do in a more controlled environment.
Shodd: Then you've come to the right place. We'll shake up the world, Zojja, the Arcane Council—everybody. Let's get started!

After the cinematic:

Shodd: The area's clear, the Infinity Ball is primed. Let's see what we can see!

Talking to Shodd:

Shodd: This will be both ground-breaking and mid-blowing. We've got the whole place to ourselves, and the only thing between us and success is time.
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I'm concerned about the Infinity Ball holding the charge the collider provided.
Not to worry. The ball is at capacity, with no signs of energy loss. It's like us: you're the Infinity Ball, and I'm the energy surge that makes it magnificent.
Charisma
I like that description. When this is all over, you're ghost-writing my autobiography.
Dignity
Slow down, partner. We have to achieve magnificence before we can claim it.
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All right. Let's conduct this test.
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I certainly hope so.

After activating the Infinity Ball and during fight (cinematic):

Shodd: It's working! A portal's opening! Come on, baby, show us the future!

After the first portal opens:

Shodd: Look out, it's...tiny destroyers? Well, I'm not taking any chances. Get 'em!

As the second portal opens:

Shodd: Another portal's opening. Get ready!
Shodd: Flying destroyers? That's not even fair!

A third anf final portal:

Shodd: Glitch! Another portal!
Shodd: Oh, my ears. It's huge! Quick, stop that destroyer before it lives up to its name...on us!

Cinematic after the fight:

Shodd: There's no denying we got results. But if that's the future, I don't want to live there.
<Character name>: It was A future, not THE future. In terms of quantum arcanics, we accessed other potentialities...but the connection was extremely unstable.
<Character name>: The Infinity Ball needs more power. Otherwise, those portals will remain short-term doorways with no way to regulate outbound traffic.
Shodd: I agree. More power will anchor and strengthen the portals. But this test just drained all the energy we got from the Megahedron Collider.
<Character name>: What we need is an entirely new power storage system, one that can store all the energy we need without requiring a recharge.
Shodd: An entirely achievable goal. Let me clean up here, and then I'll meet you at your lab to review the data and plan our next move.

Talking to Shodd:

Shodd: Okay, we've got results. Now we just need to collate and analyze them. I'll collect the Infinity Ball and meet you back at your lab.
Ferocity
Excellent. Soon the world will see just how brilliant we are.
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See you there.

Applied Development Lab[edit]

Approaching Zojja and Shodd:

Shodd: Before you start spitting fire, Zojja - calm down. We can explain everything.

Cinematic with Zojja:

Zojja: You did what? I told you once, the Infinity Ball is way too dangerous. And you two idiots have been toying with it?
Shodd: A-hem! Three idiots. You're working on the Infinity Ball, same as us. And the Savant has much better claim than you.
Zojja: My device predicts danger whereas yours creates it. This is your last warning: stop this, before you kill yourselves or others.
Shodd: Hmm. I thought she'd be angrier. Anyway, I can think of two potential power sources. The Inquest has one, Councillor Flax has the other.
<Character name>: Come on, Shodd. Zojja's already furious. We can't antagonize the Inquest and the Arcane Council, too. I want this as much as you do, but Zojja—
Shodd: If you quit now, you'll both be disappointed. She doesn't want you to end up like her, stuck in her mentor's shadow her whole life.
<Character name>: She's not necessarily stuck. Zojja's done great things on her own...but you're right about me. If I don't finish this, I'll always wonder. Let's talk power sources.

Talking to Shodd:

Shodd: I know of two power sources that might make the Infinity Ball sing. The Inquest has one; Councillor Flax has the other.
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The Inquest isn't known for sharing. What do they have for us, and how do we get it?
Their Invariant base competes directly with the Megahedron Collider in energy research. We just appropriate one of their prototype power cells, which they're bound to have and definitely won't miss.
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So it's a two-fer, eh? Our benefit to the Inquest's detriment. Let's do it.
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That's one option. What about Councillor Flax?
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Give me a moment to ponder this.
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Monkey with the head of the Arcane Council? What's he got that's worth such a risk?
Flax carries a viable power source with him. You know that fancy walking stick he carries? The jewel on the end of that crozier is a high-output power cell that would be perfect for our needs.
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True, the council always gets the best gear. Okay, let's "acquire" Flax's crozier.
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What about the Inquest? What have they got for us?
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I'd like a moment to think this over.
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I'm not ready to decide yet.

Talking to your allies after making a decision:

Zojja: I've said my piece. Shodd's a dangerous fool, and if you listen to him you're a bigger one. The Infinity Ball is too dangerous to be tinkered with. You need a plan and reliable backup.
Ferocity
You can relax. I'm the Snaff Savant, remember? I don't make mistakes.
Charisma
I'm glad you're working on it, too. The Infinity Ball couldn't be in better hands.
Dignity
I see your point. I'll make sure to have both those things if and when I proceed.
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Noted. Thanks for your input.
Mr. Sparkles: I—must—put—some—distance—between—you—and—me—until—Zojja—regains—equilibrium. Until—then: don't—drag—Mr.—Sparkles—into—your—nightmare.
Dignity
Very well. I think she's overreacting, but I also can't blame you for playing it safe.
Ferocity
Don't worry. Zojja will change her tune after she sees the full scope of my success.
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I'll do my best not to.
Shodd: Don't let Zojja intimidate you. She just wants to see if you've got what it takes to rise to this challenge. Remember: the timid let themselves get sidelined, leaving glory to the bold.
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I think there's more to it than that, but I'm also not ready to abandon my invention.
Nor should you! Once we acquire the power source we need, the Infinity Ball will change everything...for you, for me, for Zojja...for the entire world.
Charisma
Sounds good. I can see our future now: Shood and <Character Name>, geniuses at large.
Dignity
I hope so. I'd hate to make Zojja this mad and have nothing to show for it.
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I'm definitely looking forward to that.

My story[edit]

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For safety's sake, and to keep our experiments away from prying eyes, Shodd and I took the Infinity Ball to a remote location. Once again, the test results were promising, but also unpredictable and dangerous. The Infinity Ball created an unstable portal from which emerged more hideously twisted creatures. We decided to return to my lab to determine how (and if) we should proceed.

Zojja dressed us down for producing such dangerous results with the Infinity Ball. Undaunted, Shodd was still determined to go forward, and I agreed: this close to a breakthrough, a bit more risk is worth the reward. All we need is a very strong, very stable power source...and Shodd said he knew just where to get one.

My story