Echoes of Ages Past
Echoes of Ages Past
- 1325 AE
- Wayfarer Foothills
- Defeat our Ancient Foes
- Preceded by
- Disciples of the Dragon
- Followed by
- Out of the Skies
Twilight of the Wolf
The Son of Svanir are using the jotun leader Korag's obsession for power to lure him into worshipping the ice dragon, Jormag. Jormag exacts a heavy price from his worshippers, however, and many jotuns will be ravaged if Korag isn't turned from his current path.
— In-game description
Echoes of Ages Past is part of the personal story for norn characters. In this section of the storyline, players travel to the Osenfold Shear to confront Korag, the jotun giant king, who has begun worshiping the ice dragon.
Echoes of Ages Past (Level 10)
Face the jotun giant king, Korag.
- Travel to Korag's camp and issue a challenge.
- Touch the Worship Stone.
- Defeat Elder Thruln.
- Speak to Elder Thruln.
- Speak to Korag.
I've given Korag a chance to discover the truth from the Sons of Svanir. I should return to Eir and seek her advice.
- Return to Eir's camp and seek aid.
- All professions
- One of three fine chest armor: Ringmail Armor, Scale Hauberk, or Chainmail Armor
- One of three fine chest armor: Rawhide Vest, Marksman's Jerkin, or Studded Leather Vest
- One of three fine chest armor: Linen Garment, Velvet Coat, or Cloth Coat
Upon entering the Jotun camp, talk to the guard and then touch the worship stone. Defeat Elder Thruln and watch the scene of the Jotuns' downfall. Confront Korag and then return to Eir.
Talking to Jotun Guard: (cinematic)
- <Player name>: Where is Korag? Your "giant-king" is a weakling and a coward. I challenge him to single combat.
- Jotun Guard: You're not worthy to even speak his name. Run while you still have legs. Korag rules these mountains. He will unify all jotun behind his iron fist!
- <Player name>: If I need to kill you and every other jotun around here to get Korag's attention, so be it.
- Jotun Guard: If you truly wish to be tested... the Worship Stone behind me is an ancient and holy relic. Its power judges any who touch it. Fail, and die.
- <Player name>: Touching a rock earns me the right to fight Korag?
- Jotun Guard: Only if you survive. Do yourself a favor: walk away. Otherwise, we'll mock your smoldering corpse.
- <Player name>: Tell Korag to prepare for battle. This won't take long.
Approaching the Worship Stone
- Jotun: Why is that norn approaching the Worship Stone? And why are we allowing it?
- Jotun: Because we could use some entertainment.
After touching the Worship Stone and entering to the Mist
- Elder Thruln: You dare tread upon our sacred ground?
- Elder Thruln: I yield! You have proven yourself worthy. Come, little norn. Let us speak.
After you defeat Elder Thruln: (cinematic)
- Elder Thruln: From the shadows of memory, I salute you. You are a worthy opponent.
- <Player name>: Who are you?
- Elder Thruln: I am the elder known as Thruln. I was a giant-king, when the jotun ruled all that we surveyed. My people were proud and strong. Now, I am but an echo of the past.
- <Player name>: Your people are in great danger. Korag has begun to worship the ice dragon, a creature that will destroy them.
- <Player name>: The ice dragon has already brutalized my people. It will consume and corrupt the last of yours if Korag has his way. Help me stop him.
- Elder Thruln: The blood of giant-kings flows in Korag's veins and gives him great power. I cannot stop him, but I can tell you the tale of the giant-kings. Perhaps that will help you save my people from this fate.
- Elder Thruln: I will show you the jotun of ages past, when we strode over the world as mighty lords. Witness the savagery, greed, and vanity that ended our glorious rule.
- Elder Thruln: Once, we were as gods...
During replay of jotun civil war: (cinematic)
- Elder Thruln: Behold. At the height of our power, arrogance and jealousy led the jotun to civil war.
- Elder Thruln: Our blood is the blood of the mountains. In it, there is power. And so we fought...over blood itself.
- King Bokar: Vraxes! I shall feast on your beating heart! I am king, and this land is mine!
- King Vraxes: You're a pretender, Bokar! Not a king, not a brother. I'll burn this land before I yield it to you.
- Elder Thruln: The giant-kings turned on each other. Brother murdered brother. Son murdered father.
- Elder Thruln: What we did not realize is that with each death, we weakened the very blood we sought to claim.
- Elder Thruln: We tore ourselves to ribbons, scrabbling for glory. Now, we bicker over mere scraps.
- Elder Thruln: If Korag sacrifices his people to the ice dragon in his lust for power, our fall will be complete, and the jotun will be no more.
- Elder Thruln: And all that will remain are empty markings on snow-covered stone.
Back to reality
- Jotun: Nothing happened! No flash, no fire.
- Jotun: No, I felt the stone's power. Something happened...we just didn't see it.
Talking to Korag: (cinematic)
- Korag: Arrogant insect. You dare challenge me? You are nothing.
- <Player name>: And you are nothing compared to what your people once were.
- <Player name>: Thruln showed me the truth. Your lust for power will destroy your people, as it did in the old days.
- <Player name>: I came to challenge you, but for Elder Thruln's sake, I'm giving you this chance: reject the dragon. Your people have already suffered enough.
- Korag: Pity from a norn? I expected more. Jormag will give us the strength to restore our glory. We will rule the mountains again!
- <Player name>: The ice dragon makes slaves, not kings. Ask the Sons of Svanir where their "glory" is, and you'll see that you've been lied to.
- Korag: I will go and demand Jormag's blessing. When I return, I will show you the power of my faith. I challenge you to do the same.
- <Player name>: Done. But I warn you: be wise as well as strong, Korag. If you insist on serving the ice dragon, I will cut you down.
- Korag: Go, acquire more power if you can. Until then, the mountain does not acknowledge the insect. Begone!
- After this "insect" levels your "mountain", you'll wish you had.
- Don't embarrass yourself, Korag. Such insults are beneath a true giant-king.
- I'm going, but I'll be back.
|Talking to Beigarth before talking to Eir:|
Talking to Eir: (cinematic)
- <Player name>: It's worse than we thought. The Sons of Svanir have duped Korag. He thinks the ice dragon will make him a true giant-king. I offered him a way out, for his people's sake.
- <Player name>: He's gone to get the truth from the Sons of Svanir. Either he'll defy them, or they'll have to prove the dragon's strength and make him even more powerful.
- Beigarth: Jotun don't walk away from a challenge. The Sons will make Korag ten times more powerful, and he'll fight. You'll be no match for him, even with Eir's help.
- Eir Stegalkin: Biegarth is right. You'll have to prepare. Wolf favors those who stand for the pack, as you have. Speak with Wolf's shaman in Hoelbrak, and Wolf will aid us.
- Beigarth: I prefer something more solid! You need a worthy weapon to crush Korag. With a bit more effort, I can make the Deldrimor weapon we started mighty enough to topple a giant-king!
- Beigarth: It will require tempering in the heart's blood of a mighty beast. There's a griffon named Windshear - if you can track and defeat him, the weapon will be unmatched.
- Eir Stegalkin: Very well, Slayer. Choose carefully...this is part of your education in becoming a great hero. Do you want to secure Wolf's blessing or enhance Biegarth's weapon?
|Talking to Beigarth before choosing a method:|
- Eir Stegalkin: Will you seek Wolf's blessing, or will you help Beigarth modify his Deldrimor weapon?
- I trust the Spirits of the Wild. Korag will tremble before Wolf's ferocity!
I trust the power of steel. A mighty blade to face a mighty foe.
- Beigarth: That's what a smith likes to hear! Help me enhance the Deldrimor steel, and I'll arm you with a weapon of legend.
How do I get started on this?
- Beigarth: The griffon Windshear roosts in the mountains near Gaerta's Summit. Quench the steel in his heart and return it to me for forging.
- I'll return in victory.
- I haven't decided yet. I need more time.