Canthan Scholar

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Canthan Scholar is a human who teaches Canthan history at Plaza of Kormir.

Location[edit]

Kryta

Dialogue[edit]

We've heard no news of Cantha in a long time. Those of Canthan descent in Divinity's Reach have been here for generations, and our numbers are few. I hope these lessons help keep our culture alive.
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As a member of the Priory, I'd love to her about the history of Cantha. (If in the Durmand Priory)
Cantha is the land to the south and once held the oldest known human nation. It is a nation closed to us, but it has faced great challenges—the Jade Wind, the Afflicted, and the Ministry of Purity.
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Tell me of this Jade Wind.
In 872 AE, the Emperor Angsiyan was slain by his bodyguard, Shiro Tagachi. The release of the mystic energy transformed part of the kingdom into Jade.
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I have another question.
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Thanks for the information.
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Tell me of the Afflicted.
In 1072 AE, Shiro, assassin of the emperor, lingered as a vengeful spirit in that land, eventually using his power to wrap living things and create the mindless Afflicted, which terrorized the land.
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I have another question.
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Thanks for the information.
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Tell me of the Ministry of Purity.
In 1077 AE, The Minitry of Purity was formed to combat the Afflicted.
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Did they succeed?
Yes, but they turned their zealous attention to all things they thought were not of Cantha. That belief has contributed to the great empire retreating and closing its ports to others.
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I have another question.
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Thanks for the information.
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Interesting, but I've got to run now.
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What happened?
We don't know. Around 200 years ago, trade simply stopped. The tengu settled in Kryta some time later. We may never know the whole story, but we must hold on dearly to the history we have.
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Good luck.
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Sounds like a noble task.

Notes[edit]

Although the Canthan Scholar says trade ceased around 200 years ago (roughly 1125 AE), Sea of Sorrows depicts Cobiah Marriner trading with and exploring Kaineng City around 1219 AE, shortly before Zhaitan's rise.