Caudecus's Manor (story)

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Map of Caudecus's Manor.

Legate Minister Caudecus is hosting a party to celebrate the human-charr détente in his home, Beetletun Manor. While a vocal opponent of Queen Jennah, Caudecus swears his loyalty to Kryta. The minister promises to unveil a new creation by his personal inventor, Uzolan.

— In-game description

The heroes do not show up for a garden party at Caudecus’s Manor. The reason for the gathering is a meeting between the queen and a charr ambassador, and representatives of the other races are present, including Zojja. Logan is present as well, and suspects Caudecus of plotting something. Uzolan’s invention, a golem using asuran magic, attacks the party and kidnaps the queen and several of the ambassadors.

The adventurers must ask the party guests for clues, overcome Uzolan’s treachery, and rescue Queen Jennah from the human separatists who seek to destroy the human-charr efforts for peace.

Dungeon information[edit]

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Your Herald

An Invitation to Caudecus's Manor


Hail, mighty hero!
I hope that you are well! The neighborhood is buzzing with excitement about you! I've had word that there will be a party celebrating the charr/human peace negotiations in Queensdale. The reception will be at the Manor of Lord Caudecus, overlooking the shire of Beetletun, and will be attended by diplomats from all the major races. Captain Logan Thackeray is concerned for the safety of Queen Jennah, will be attending, and will need support. A hero of your merit should attend the soiree and offer what help you can.

—Thanks, Your Herald
PS - We understand that Zojja will be attending as well as part of the asura delegation, but we don't know why. She is always a wild card, so be cautious.

Required Level[edit]

Level 40

Objectives[edit]

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    Meet Logan and the queen in the courtyard.
    • Report to Logan
    • Talk to Logan
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    Talk to the guests to investigate the situation.
    • Talk to the party-goers and search for clues.
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    • Report to Logan
    • Defeat Uzolan’s Golem
    • Prototype Golem
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    Find the Separatists and rescue the missing party guests.
    • Track the teleporter's energy trail.
    • Find Uzolan
    • Separatist Stalkers killed: x/3
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    • Find the queen and the missing ambassadors.
    • Wake Sigfast.
    • Separatists killed: x/7
    • Find the queen and the missing ambassador.
    • Free Mia Kindleshot
    • Separatists killed: x/11
    • Find Queen Jennah.
    • Separatist Captain DeLana
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    • Separatists killed: x/3
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    The queen is safe now.

Rewards[edit]

  • Varying amount of Silver coin scaled to level.
  • Varying amount of Karma.png scaled to level.
  • 70%
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    towards the next level

One of the following (depends on profession):

Repeated runs will yield a significantly smaller amount of coins, karma, experience, and will not award additional headgear.

Walkthrough[edit]

  • To start off, meet Logan at the courtyard in order to obtain added instructions.
  • Investigate the matter at hand by interacting with the party guests. Best method is to run between the guests and ask the first of the three questions, then circle around and ask the second, finishing one last lap asking the third and final question. After obtaining the required interactions, report back to Logan.
  • Logan informs Uzolan of the threat to the Queen at which point Uzolan calls upon his Golem which teleports Queen Jennah, the Charr Ambassador Mia Kindleshot, and Sigfast. The Prototype Golem has a rocket attack, a spinning flame attack, a pull, and a vulnerability attack.
    • Against the golem, players can stand on trees, hedges, and other similar objects to effectively evade the golem's rockets.
    • Only the rocket spam attack from the golem counts as a ranged projectile.
    • It is highly recommended to take some form of anti-range attacks to deal with the Sergeants. The Mesmer's Feedback being one of the best.
  • Upon defeating the Golem, track the energy trail leading to the inner mansion.
  • At the end of the trail you would come across a Champion level Door Guard blocking the route to the basement.
  • After defeating the Door Guard, a few mobs of separatists will ambush you. Be aware that there are Separatist Saboteurs who generate a fair amount of AoE within a confined area. Survive the ambush and continue to the basement. In the basement too you would find two sets of mobs which need to be defeated to exit the basement.
  • Once the mobs in the basement have been defeated, find the lever that opens the pathway to the tunnel.
  • Once in the tunnel, the Separatist Lieutenant needs to be defeated to enter the pathway to interact with Sigfast. Defeat the Lieutenant and access the inner tunnel.
  • Once the mob has been defeated, throw a bucket of water on Sigfast in order to obtain access to the outside pathway.
  • Once in open grounds, two mobs of hunting dogs along with a Separatist Lieutenant needs to be defeated along with several mobs near the tree house. Once the entire mob has been defeated, interact with the cage in which Mia Kindleshot is locked.
  • Queen Jennah is held captive by Separatist Captain DeLana and three other Separatists. DeLana is a ranged boss who inflicts blindness causing your next attack to miss along with an AOE burn. Leaving DeLana to be defeated last is the most viable option since the two Separatist Fighters and the Separatist Sergeant have a much lower HP pool.

NPCs[edit]

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Dialogue[edit]

When approaching the door:

Albert the Butler: Welcome to Beetlestone manor. The celebration is in the central court.

Talking to characters before the cinematic:

Queen Jennah: Forgive me if I seem distracted. One of my handmaidens is ill.
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I am sorry to hear that. Where is she?
In one of the rooms of the manor. She is resting but I am still concerned.
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May I ask you something else?
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Your concern is touching. I'll come back later.
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What do you think of Logan Thackery?
My captain is the bravest of the Seraph. I fear that he thinks with his heart sometimes.
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Interesting. May I ask you something else?
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Thanks for the heads up.
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What do you think of Caudecus?
Lord Beetlestone is a loyal Krytan despite our differences over policy.
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Interesting. May I ask you something else?
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Thanks for the heads up.
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I am impressed by your concern. Thank you.
Zojja: If you're going to hang around here, make yourself useful!
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What kind of help do you need?
The quiet kind. Just keep your eyes open.
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Will do. May I ask you something else?
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I'll tell you if I see anything.
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Why are you here?
I have tracked some of Snaff's creations back to here. I suspect Uzolan!
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Snaff?
My old master. One of the great Asuran inventors.
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Interesting. May I ask you something else?
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Thanks for the heads up.
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What sort of creations?
Some of his old golem plans were stolen by humans.
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How interesting. May I ask you something else?
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Thanks for the heads up.
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Why Uzolan?
Isn't it obvious? He's a fraud. He couldn't innovate his way out of a paper satchel.
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Interesting. May I ask you something else?
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Thanks for the heads up.
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Tell me more about why you're here.
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I am already very useful, thank you!
Monique DeLana: This is a very different place than Ebonhawke.
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Oh, you're from Ebonhawke what is it like? [sic]
It is a city that has been under siege for centuries by the charr. Peace is a new thing for us.
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Interesting. May I ask you something else?
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Thanks for the heads-up.
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What do you think of the charr/human peace agreement?
I am suspicious. The charr are not to be trusted.
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Interesting. May I ask you something else?
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Thanks for the heads-up.
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What do you think of Queen Jennah?
We are loyal to our queen, regardless of her decisions, for as long as she lives.
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Interesting. May I ask you something else?
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Thanks for the heads-up.
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What do you think of the other Ambassadors?
Typical of their peoples. Dagonet is curious, Phlunt is confused, Mia is valiant, and Sigfast is drunk.
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Interesting. May I ask you something else?
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Thanks for the heads-up.
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I have heard good things about the Shining Blade [sic]
Dagonet: I find humans to be the most interesting people.
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What is your role here?
I am the ambassador of the Pale Tree to Kryta.
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Interesting. Can we talk about something else?
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That's very interesting. Thanks.
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Are you enjoying the party?
Very much so. It is amusing to see Captain Logan swooning over the queen.
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I've noticed. Can we talk about something else?
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He seems to be very smitten with her.
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Yes, I find sylvari to be interesting as well.
Minister Caudecus: You're welcome at my home anytime. Just don't break anything valuable.
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What is your relationship with the queen?
I fear it is my task to preserve Kryta, sometimes against its ruler's follies.
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Interesting. May I ask you something else?
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Thanks for the heads-up.
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What is your inventor, Uzolan, working on?
He won't tell even me, but he assures me it will be brilliant!
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Interesting. May I ask you something else?
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Thanks for the heads-up.
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Logan doesn't like you much. Why?
The good Captain sees villains everywhere, even when there are none.
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Interesting. May I ask you something else?
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Thanks for the heads-up.
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I'll be careful.
Mia Kindleshot: I am here to help the truce between human and charr, but I miss my warband.
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You are here on behalf of the charr legions?
I am here to further negotiations with the Krytans over Ebonhawke.
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Interesting. May I ask you something else?
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Thanks for the heads-up.
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Where is your warband?
They are ... around. I mean to say, they are always in my thoughts.
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Interesting. May I ask you something else?
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Thanks for the heads-up.
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Are you enjoying the party?
I find our host disconcerting. His manner is devious, like the Flame Legion.
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Interesting. May I ask you something else?
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Thanks for the heads-up.
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I understand.
Uzolan: You'll be impressed by my invention! Just wait! You'll see!
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Tell me about what you've been working on.
Wait for the demonstration! it[sic] be a surprise for everyone!
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Interesting. May I ask you something else?
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Thanks for the heads-up.
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Do you like working for Caudecus?
He is a most kind employer. He allows me my little experiments.
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Interesting. May I ask you something else?
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Thanks for the heads-up.
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What do you think of Her Majesty?
I am loyal to the Kryta throne! I just wish its current occupant wasn't so keen on working with the charr!
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Interesting. May I ask you something else?
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Thanks for the heads-up.
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I look forward to seeing what you created [sic]
Phlunt: Hmpf! I seem to have misplaced something. Or someone.
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Who or what are you missing?
It will come to me. Hang on. No, no, that wasn't it.
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While you're thinking, may I ask you something else?
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Keep thinking. I'll come back later.
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Are you enjoying the party?
Oh yes! I particularly like the sausages in a blanket! Interesting design!
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Interesting. May I ask you something else?
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Thanks for the heads-up.
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What do you know about the other guests?
Most seem pleasant. That Uzolan was extremely rude to me earlier!
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Interesting. May I ask you something else?
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Thanks for the heads-up.
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I am sure it will come to you. Have a nice day.
Sigfast: Who do you have to thump on around here to get some decent mead?
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Why are you here at the party?
I represent my father, Knut Whitebear, and the norn of Hoelbrak.
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Interesting. May I ask you something else?
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Thanks for the information.
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Are you enjoying yourself?
Not yet! It is too warm in this land, and the alcohol is weak!
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Interesting. May I ask you something else?
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Thanks for the heads-up.
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I take it you need a drink.
No. I need many drinks!
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Interesting. May I ask you something else?
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Thanks for the heads-up.
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I think there is a waiter around here somewhere.

Talking to Logan (cinematic):

Logan Thackeray: Your majesty, I'm not sure you and the ambassadors should've come here.
Queen Jennah: That's ridiculous, Captain. This is the perfect place to celebrate the detente with the charr.
Logan Thackeray: There are Separatists that want this treaty torn apart. And for all we know, Caudecus is in cahoots with them.
Queen Jennah: Minister Caudecus is loyal to the crown, even if he and I disagree.
Logan Thackeray: He is loyal to the crown, true. But I wonder if he's loyal to the head it rests upon.
<Character name>: Do you need any help here?
Logan Thackeray: Yes. I don't trust some of the guests. Ask around and see what you turn up on Caudecus. But be subtle.

Dialogues to gather rumors:

Zojja: You look like you're looking for something. Or someone.
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I'm helping out Logan. He's worried about the queen.
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You seem to be scanning the crowd.
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I'm looking for someone acting suspicious.
Phlunt: Are you another "inventor"? It seems this party is swimming in them!
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There is a problem with too many inventors?
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Anyone in particular troubling you?
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Inventors? I am interested in our host, Lord Caudecus.
Mia Kindleshot: The human queen is most gracious, but I feel a bit uneasy.
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Anything in particular that is bothering you?
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I'm sure it is nothing.
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Who would seek to spoil such an celebration?
Sigfast: These human lands are a pain. The weather is too hot, the beds are too short, and the ale is too weak!
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Why are you here, then?
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Have you noticed anything about the other guests?
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Don't like the ale?
Dagonet: I find these parties fascinating. So many complex connections.
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What do you think of Queen Jennah?
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What do you find most interesting about Kryta?
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Minister Caudecus seems to know the most interesting people, eh?
Servant: Would you like an appetizer?
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What is supposed to happen next?
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Logan thinks Caudecus is up to something.
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Have you seen anything suspicious around?
Servant: I hope you're enjoying the party.
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Have there been any threats to the celebration?
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Are those sausages in a blanket?
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Have you seen anything interesting at the party?
Servant: How may I help you?
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What do you think of Minister Caudecus?
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Have you seen any suspicious characters around?
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As a servant you must hear many interesting things.

While gathering rumors:

Zojja: Logan! He still has stars in his eyes for his queen! Useless!
Zojja: Someone here is using my master's old discoveries. I want to find out who.
Zojja: Take a number! But you're right. There is something up.
Phlunt: Zojja's here! And this Uzolan cretin! No one wants to talk to me about my Interstitial Spellholder!
Phlunt: I have to say this Uzolan creature is particularly suspicious.
Phlunt: He seems like a bright sort. For a human.
Mia Kindleshot: That Uzolan seems familiar. I think I've seen him in Ebonhawke.
Mia Kindleshot: Perhaps you are right. Just an[sic] soldier's nerves.
Mia Kindleshot: Many charr and humans want to see this peace initiative fail.
Sigfast: My father says travel broadens the mind.
Sigfast: Hu, that Uzolan character is sweating more than I am!
Sigfast: It's not horrible. I have had it before, in Ebonhawke.
Dagonet: I don't think Caudecus likes the queen very much.
Dagonet: I find Kryta to be very pleasant.
Dagonet: He surrounds himself with people who do not like Queen Jennah.
Servant: Uzolan the artist is supposed to unveil his new invention.
Servant: Appetizer? Sausage in a blanket?
Servant: We have a lot of new people that have come in for the party.
Servant: We have a lot of new people that have come in for the party.
Servant: Yes, the asura ambassador really likes them.
Servant: Uzolan the artist is supposed to unveil his new invention.
Servant: His Lordship is an excellent employer.
Servant: We have a lot of new people who have come in for the party.
Servant: Yes. Uzolan and Monique DeLana have been spending a lot of time together.

After collecting enough rumors (cinematic):

Logan Thackeray: From what you've told me, this kind of deviltry stinks of Caudecus.
Zojja: I disagree. The inventor, Uzolan, is obviously up to something.
<Character name>: Then we should confront both of them.
Logan: Fine. If that's the plan, we should check with this Uzolan first. Maybe he'll tell us more about his employer.

Confronting Uzolan:

Logan Thackeray: Uzolan! I must speak to you of a threat to the Queen!
Uzolan: Threat to the Queen? Then you know about our plot!
Uzolan: We will not be stopped! Golem! Initiate plan Alpha!
Monique DeLana: Uzolan, you idiot! This is too soon!
Logan Thackeray: Jennah! Look out!
Sigfast: A fight? Wait for me!
Logan Thackeray: Destroy that thing! Now!

After the fight (cinematic):

Logan Thackeray: What the— Jennah! It killed her!
Zojja: Hold your tears, Logan. She and the others are fine. That golem used a teleporatation ray on them.
Logan Thackeray: Teleported? Where?
Zojja: Ah, so now you need my help. Let's see...It looked like a short-range teleporter. I can track the energy signature. Hang on.

Talking to Zojja:

Zojja: Quickly! You must follow the traces before the residual ley energies fade.
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Do you think you're on the right track?
Haw! I recognize this arcane energy. Uzolan was stealing Snaff's discoveries!
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If you say so. May I ask something else?
Inquire! And do it quickly!
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Do you think you're on the right track? (goes to "Haw! I recognize...")
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Do[sic] Logan look worried to you? (goes to "Bah! Logan is...")
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No more questions.
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Snaff?
My mentor! The genius who taught me what I know!
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Can I ask something else? (goes to "Inquire! And do it quickly!")
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Then we should follow.
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Good-bye.
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Logan looks worried.
Bah! Logan is so swept up with his queen that he doesn't think straight. He's always been like that.
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Can I ask you another question? (goes to "Inquire! And do it quickly!")
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I'll let you get back to work.
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Got it.

Encountering the Door Guard:

Logan Thackeray: One side! We're coming through!
Door Guard: No one gets in here! Uzolan's orders!
Logan Thackeray: Uzolan is a traitor! Stand aside!

Later:

Elite Separatist Sergeant: They've seen us. Kill them!

The plot thickens (cinematic):

<Character name: Who just attacked us?
Logan Thackeray: Separatist scum trying to sabotage the charr-human treaty. Uzolan must be working with them.
Logan Thackeray: And I'd bet my left arm that Caudecus is also involved.

Finding Uzolan:

Uzolan: Quickly, you fools! My plan has been revealed!
Uzolan: You have the queen and the others! Now save me!

After defeating the separatists:

Zojja: They teleported Jennah and the others here. They must have moved them elsewhere.
Logan Thackeray: Uzolan was trying to get past this wall. Look around. There must be a secret level somewhere.

Finding Sigfast:

Separatist Lieutenant: You were supposed to give him two drops! How are we going to move the big oaf now?
Elite Separatist Sergeant: It's not our fault! He grabbed the bottle and drank it in a single swallow! Pour some water on him!

Reviving Sigfast:

Sigfast: Wench! Bring more beer!
Sigfast: Oh, it's only you. I was having a wonderful dream.
Sigfast: They must have taken your human queen and the charr up this passage.
Sigfast: I'll return to the party and tell the others what's happened. Good luck.

Finding Mia Kindleshot:

Separatist Lieutenant: Calm down and keep that charr in the cage!
Separatist Lieutenant: Boss says she lives until they're done with the queen. Then we can kill her.

Freeing Mia Kindleshot:

Mia Kindleshot: They took the queen further up the valley. I believe they mean to kill her. Lead, and I will follow.

Finding Queen Jennah:

Separatist Captain DeLana: Fools! You've let her slip her bonds!
Elite Separatist Sergeant: Don't worry, she can't keep that shield up forever.
Elite Separatist Sergeant: The moment she drops it, she'll be ours!

Caudecus's Arrival:

Minister Caudecus: What is going on here? Your majesty!
Minister Caudecus: I'm so glad we've found you!
Minister Caudecus: And you, Logan, I see you've found us as well.
Minister Caudecus: It seems we were both on the trail of the same kidnappers.

Caudecus "Rescued" (cinematic):

Logan Thackeray: Caudecus! I knew you were in on this! You were working with the Separatists!
Minister Caudecus: Me? I was a victim here! I had no idea what Uzolan was up to!
Logan Thackeray: You lie! You're under arrest.
Queen Jennah: Logan! I believe Caudecus is innocent.
Logan Thackeray: Your Majesty, you can't take his side.
Queen Jennah: Caudecus is guilty of many things, Captain, but he was not responsible here. The Separatists were planning to capture him as well.
Caudecus: Capture...me? Then I am in your debt for keeping me safe, your Majesty.
Queen Jennah: Also, for your own protection, you should stay at my palace. Temporarily of course. I insist.
Caudecus: There's no...I mean...I'm sure...Certainly, your Majesty. I would be honored.
Logan Thackeray: Your Mejesty! Jennah! Are you serious?
Queen Jennah: Very serious, Captain. I think it best the minister stays where I can keep an eye on him. For his own safety.
Logan Thackeray: Then I should remain as well. To help keep an eye on him.
Queen Jennah: No, no need for that. I appreciate your rescue, but you have your own journey. One that leads beyond Divinity's Reach.
Logan Thackeray: There are dangers that threaten you here.
Queen Jennah: There are dangers that face all of us, Logan. All of our world. There are things only you can do.
Logan Thackeray: You're right. So much has been left unfinished. Much to make amends for. I should go.
Queen Jennah: And I will be waiting your return.