Hard Boiled

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Hard Boiled

Year
1325 AE
Storyline
Living World Season 1
Chapter
Dragon Bash
Location
The Dead End
(Eastern Commons)
Level
2–80
Preceded by
Ceremony and Acrimony
Followed by
Every Piece Matters

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Walkthrough[edit]

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Read the mail from E, head to Eastern Commons in Divinity's Reach, and enter The Dead End. Inside the instance, watch the cutscene, then speak to both Marjory Delaqua and Lady Kasmeer Meade.

NPCs[edit]

Allies[edit]

Dialogue[edit]

Intro cinematic:

Marjory Delaqua: It could have been just another dreary night in the same ol' smoky bar, with that siren song lulling drunks and lonely hearts deeper into their sorrows.
Marjory Delaqua: It could've been. But then, HE walked in.
Marjory Delaqua: Logan Thackeray. The man with all the answers. Well, some of the answers, some of the time.
Captain Logan Thackeray: Marjory Delaqua?
Marjory Delaqua: If it suits you.
Captain Logan Thackeray: It suits me just fine. I want to hire you. There's been a murder. Lion's Arch councillor Theo Ashford is dead, and I want to know who's responsible.
Marjory Delaqua: Sounds like a job for the Lionguard. What's got you piqued?
Captain Logan Thackeray: Between you and me, Ashford's an old friend of the family. I want to make sure they find his killer.
Marjory Delaqua: I see. And you don't trust the Lionguard.
Captain Logan Thackeray: Let's just say I'm hedging my bets. The pay's good. You in?
Marjory Delaqua: How can I say no to Captain Lo–
Captain Logan Thackeray: No names. I was never here.
Marjory Delaqua: Maybe not, but your money is. I'm in.
Captain Logan Thackeray: Lady Kasmeer. What are you doing in a place like this?

After the cinematic:

Lady Kasmeer Meade: Excuse me, Jory. What did Logan Thackeray want?
Marjory Delaqua: Justice, I guess. And he paid in advance.
Lady Kasmeer Meade: Where are you going this time?
Marjory Delaqua: Lion's Arch. Come along, if you like. I could use your special talents. Besides, Dragon Bash is in full swing.
Lady Kasmeer Meade: (gasp) Thank you. That's so kind. I believe I shall.
Speaking to Marjory
You're showing an unnatural and unhealthy interest in my business. Is there something I can do for you?
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E sent me to help.
Is that so? I shouldn't be surprised. This isn't the first time he's provided what I needed before I even knew I needed it.
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Name's <Character name>
Marjory Delaqua. Looks like we're going to Lion's Arch, <Character name>. You got any outstanding warrants there?
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Not that I'm aware of. You?
Not yet. Tell you what. introduce yourself to my friend over there, the blonde. I have to go pack my anti-pirate spray. I'll meet you in L.A. Look for me at the scene of the crime.
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You bet.
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Nope. See you there.
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An interesting twist.
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I'm just naturally nosy.
Speaking to Kasmeer
Hello. You're here to assist with the investigation into the murder in Lion's Arch?
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That's right. Name's <Character name>, my lady.
Pleased to meet you. By all means, call me Kasmeer. However did you know to come here?
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E sent me.
Ah, the mysterious Mister E. I see. Well, your assistance will be more than welcome, I'm sure.
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I'll see you in Lion's Arch.
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I'll tell you some other time.
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I am. See you there.

Notes[edit]

  • Logan Thackeray only appears in the cinematic, not the instance itself.

Trivia[edit]

  • The cinematics purposefully adopted a noir feel, writing style, and art design.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bobby Stein, Guild Wars 2 forum