Edge of the Mists (living world)

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Edge of the Mists

Year
1325 AE
Storyline
Living World Season 1
Chapter
The Edge of the Mists
Location
Fort Marriner
(Lion's Arch)
The Dead End
(Eastern Commons)
Edge of the Mists
(The Mists)
Level
Level missing
Preceded by
The Origins of Madness
Followed by
Escape from Lion's Arch

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Loading screen for the instances

Objectives[edit]

Tyria reels from Scarlet's recent attacks as a new realm is discovered in the Mists.

Dialogue and mail[edit]

Introductory mail[edit]

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Captain Ellen Kiel

Aetherblade Jailbreak


Bad news—Scarlet's Aetherblade thugs successfully freed Mai Trin from the Fort Marriner brig and escaped into the Mists via a new portal. I'd like you to confer with Sheriff Siriam in Fort Marriner about the breakout to see if there's anything we can use to track down Mai and figure out what she's doing for Scarlet. Good luck, and thanks.

—Captain Ellen Kiel

Talk to Sheriff Siriam in Lion's Arch.[edit]

Speaking with Sheriff Siriam
Sorry things are so chaotic, but we recently had a bit of excitement.
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What happened here?
A group of Scarlet Briar's Aetherblade flunkies stormed my cells to free their captain, Mai Trin. Together, they escaped into the Mists.
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Because the Mists are beyond Lionguard jurisdiction?
That's right, though it's possible her boss Scarlet has new plans for Mai and her crew there. As if attacking Dragon Bash and assassinating one of our Captain's Council wasn't enough.
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What could Scarlet be planning now?
Who knows what that madwoman wants? She attacked the Queen's Jubilee, grew that toxic tower in Kessex Hills... I hear she's even connected to the probes, like the one in our harbor.
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Maybe I should take a look at that.
(A cutscene plays, panning the camera towards the Energy Probe in Sanctum Harbor as it starts glowing green instead of red.)
Are you alright? You look worried.
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I saw something troubling outside.
Sad to say, that's a common occurrence these days. What did you see? Was it as bad as someone breaking out of prison on your watch?
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Worse. That strange machine—Scarlet's probe—is lit up green now, instead of red.
I know the machine you're talking about, but I'm no engineer. What could that green light mean? What should we do?
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I'm not sure yet. For now, I want to go hear what my friends think Scarlet might be up to here.
Speaking with Canach
I remember seeing you on Southsun Cove. I've changed since then, so I hope you can put my misdeeds aside.
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I have a few questions for you.
Well, I'm not going anywhere, and most of my visitors don't come for polite conversation. I'm listening. Please ask your questions.
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Why didn't you escape with Mai Trin?
I wasn't invited to. Not that I would have accepted. I've had my fill of being a fugitive. I intend to serve my full sentence and walk out of here without encumbrance.
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How much more time do you have left to serve?
Lion's Arch justice is...flexible. My sentence can be reduced for good behavior, or someone could buy my billet and I'd be released early to work for them.
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Buy your billet? What is that?
It's essentially a work-release program that allows me to earn my freedom early. Most prisoners are billeted to fight in the arena, but that doesn't appeal to me...even if I could find a buyer.
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I'd like to ask you something else.
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Thank you for your time.
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I'd like to ask you something else.
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Thank you for your time.
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I'd like to ask you something else.
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Thank you for your time.
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Do you know Scarlet?
I briefly met Scarlet when she was still called Ceara, but we were not at all compatible. Ceara was distracted and flighty and full of slight regard, and I do not enjoy being slighted.
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I'd like to ask you something else.
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Thank you for your time.
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Do you plan to return to Southsun Cove?
I'd rather not discuss that, but since you asked: no. Every time I've gone there I've made things worse, so I shall not return again until I can offer something that will undo the damage I've done.
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I'd like to ask you something else.
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Thank you for your time.
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Is the Consortium still out to get you?
I assume so. They are a ruthless business entity, and I disrupted their business. Noll tried to have me killed, but I can't prove that, so I shall have to remain vigilant. Forever, I fear.
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I'd like to ask you something else.
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Thank you for your time.
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Thank you for your time.
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I will, but not until you serve your time and your debt is paid.
Alternative start:
Have you come to hurl abuse or recriminations? Please don't. I deserve both, but as you can see I'm trying to atone for my past crimes.
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I have a few questions for you.
(as above)
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I hope your rehabiliation goes smoothly. Good luck.
Ambient dialogue
Sheriff Siriam: So, Canach, why didn't you escape with Mai? In all this confusion, it would have been easy for you.
Canach: Scarlet's forces didn't even glance my way. I should be offended, but for once I'm glad to have been overlooked.
Canach: Yes, Scarlet and I share a certain...fixation on self-determination, but we are not natural allies.
Canach: I seek to define my role in this world. She seeks to tear this world down and use the rubble as her throne.
Canach: I've seen eyes like hers...in the mirror. She's not in control. Whatever drives her is destroying her day by day from within.
Canach: But the truth is, I did not wish to escape. I've made more than my share of mistakes already.
Canach: I'm determined to serve my time and pay my debt. And even more determined not to put myself in this position again.
Sheriff Siriam: It all happened so fast. Scarlet's minions were everywhere. They had our backs to the wall from the very beginning.
Sheriff Siriam: One of them broadcast Scarlet's voice. She said, "Vacation's over, Mai. I have work for you in the Mists."
Sheriff Siriam: The invaders took Mai to a portal outside. They had to fight past a squad of Lionguard to get there. And two strangers.
Sheriff Siriam: A golem and a norn lad with a fearsome mace. After Mai entered the portal, the golem went after her.
Sheriff Siriam: The norn shouted for it to stop, but it wouldn't. It declared "Leave me alone! I know what I'm doing!" and actually ran faster.
Canach: I met Scarlet briefly when she went by the name Ceara. She treated me with slight regard then, as well.
Canach: The Consortium isn't likely to forget about me. Thankfully, I'm safe here, so that won't be an issue until my release.
Canach: Incarceration is hard. I don't mind the isolation, but the children chanting "karka killer" grows tiresome.
Canach: I am here until my time is served or someone buys my billet. Given my popularity, I expect to serve the full sentence.
Canach: A Southsun settler contacted me recently. She thanked me for my efforts, but decried my methods. I know how she feels.
Sheriff Siriam: I'm surprised Scarlet didn't spring Canach as well. They seem like a good fit, though he really hates hearing that.
Sheriff Siriam: Magnus has to make Scarlet our only priority. She can't be allowed to keep targeting Lion's Arch with impunity.
Sheriff Siriam: I don't relish filing this incident report. The council will demand a scapegoat, and I was the officer in charge.
Sheriff Siriam: Canach continues to be a model prisoner. I hope that means he learned something after the debacle on Southsun Cove.
Sheriff Siriam: I hope Magnus put guards on that portal. We don't have the forces to pursue Mai, but we can keep her from coming back.
Sheriff Siriam: I take full responsibility for the breakout. My deputies are beyond reproach. They kept things from being much worse.

Talk to Braham in the Edge of the Mists.[edit]

Speaking with Braham Eirsson before collecting Taimi's Golem Parts
Glad to see a friendly face, <Character name>. I'm stuck here minding this asura kid, so I appreciate the company. If you want to go exploring, though, I'd understand.
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I've got news from Lion's Arch. Scarlet's probe has changed color.
I don't like the sound of that. It means Scarlet's machines are doing something, and that something is never good. Taimi was investigating the probes around here. She might have info you can use.
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Do you mind if I ask you a few questions?
(see Do you mind if I ask you a few questions?)
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Thanks for the tip.
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Good idea. I think I'll take a look around and check in with you later.
Speaking with Braham Eirsson after collecting Taimi's Golem Parts
Glad to see you again, <Character name>. I'm dying to get back into the action with Rox and the others, but I'm stuck minding Taimi here until she fixes her golem. She'll tell you all about it if you let her.
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Do you mind if I ask you a few questions?
Not at all. It'll help pass the time. What's on your mind?
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How did you get here?
When Mai Trin busted out of jail, Taimi followed her here. I was supposed to get the little troublemake home safe, so I had to follow. It seemed so simple, but nothing with this kid ever is.
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Why did she follow an Aetherblade captain into the Mists?
Ahh, she's got a thing for Scarlet's machines. I think Taimi can't decide if she wants to be like Scarlet or if she wants to beat the sylvari at her own game. It could be both.
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I have another question, if you're not too busy.
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That's all I need to know right now. Thanks.
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I have another question, if you're not too busy.
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That's all I need to know right now. Thanks.
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Where are your friends? Rox and Marjory and Kasmeer?
Not sure, but I'm looking forwards to finding them at the Dead End bar when this is all over. I need a drink and I like the stories Jory tells. She's got a voice some skaalds would kill for.
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I have another question, if you're not too busy.
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That's all I need to know right now. Thanks.
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How is your mom?
What? Listen, friend, the less you talk about Eir Stegalkin, the better we'll get along.
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Sorry, I didn't mean to offend you.
Apology accepted. Just stay away from that subject around me, or I'll show you what "kuh-bam" means, up close and personal.
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I have another question, if you're not too busy.
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Understood. And again, sorry.
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I have another question, if you're not too busy.
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That's all I need to know right now. Thanks.
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That's all I need to know right now. Thanks.
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Thanks for the tip.
Speaking with Taimi before collecting Taimi's Golem Parts
Felicitations, <Character name>. Scruffy here got kicked around by the probes' defensive capabilities and I need to replace a few parts. Braham can't go because he's watching over me. Can you help?
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Tell me more.
I learned the hard way that you can't get too close to Scarlet's probes without getting zapped. Scruffy lost some crucial components in the process, but he managed to get me here before he shut down.
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What can I do?
I can't collect the parts myself, and Braham here won't leave me unprotected. If you find any of Scruffy's parts, bring them to me and I'll do the rest.
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No worries. I'm here for you.
You're the best. The probes were in a chamber below the central island. Look for the bridge that goes under the island. And again, thanks very much!
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I did have a few questions for you.
(see I have some questions for you.)
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I'd better get to it, then.
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I'll think about it.
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Thanks for the warning.
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I don't have time now.
Speaking with Taimi with the Singed Golem Parts in the inventory
You found them! Scruffy's as good as fixed. All I need to do is install them and recalibrate the internal thaumic resonance matrix. Braham and I will be out of here in no time. Thanks!
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I have some questions.
(see I have some questions for you.)
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You're welcome.
Speaking with Taimi after collecting Taimi's Golem Parts
Hello again, <Character name>. Scruffy here is out of commission until further notice, so do me a favor and talk to me to help pass the time.
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I have some questions for you.
Ask me anything. I'll keep my knowledge-to-speculation ratio at nine to one or better.
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Why did you come here? What did you hope to learn?
I intended to examine Scarlet's probes, which would allow me to expore two subjects at once. What is Scarlet up to, and how does she create such fantastic equipment?
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What did you learn about the probes?
Not as much as I wanted to. I think they're designed to identify ley lines—the channels that magical energy follows as it crisscrosses the globe.
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Can you explain ley lines?
I'll try. They're analogous to ocean currents or atmospheric weather patterns, but with magic instead of water or air. Magic flows and cycles, and ley lines are the paths it chooses to follow.
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What does Scarlet want with ley lines?
No idea yet. Mapping ley lines could allow her to identify the places of power where they converge. I need more time to figure it out for sure.
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Why are you so fascinated by Scarlet?
In a word: freedom. She studied all over the world, she sets her own agenda, and she gets to build whatever she thinks up. Villainy aside, that's every genius's dream.
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True, but I'm not willing to put her villainy aside. Most people aren't.
Hey, you asked. I never said she was a role model or moral paragon. I just like her work and envy the opportunities she has.
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I have a few more questions.
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Thanks for the information. I'll check in with you later.
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I have a few more questions.
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Thanks for the information. I'll check in with you later.
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I have a few more questions.
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Thanks for the information. I'll check in with you later.
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I have a few more questions.
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Thanks for the information. I'll check in with you later.
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I have a few more questions.
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Thanks for the information. I'll check in with you later.
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I have a few more questions.
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Thanks for the information. I'll check in with you later.
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How did you get here?
I followed the Aetherblades Scarlet sent to break Mai Trin out of jail. They led me to a portal that took me here. Then my golem broke down and Braham came to babysit me until Scruffy gets fixed.
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But how did you get away from Braham?
That was easy. When the Aetherblades broke Mai out of prison, all he saw was another opportunity to yell "Kuh-bam!" By the time he remembered I was there, I was already gone.
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What about the danger? What would your parents say?
Parents? Ha! All I've got are bossy grown-ups. As to what they'll say—Braham will make more bellowing noises, Zojja will try to ground me...again...and Vorpp will just sigh and shake his head.
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So you're an orphan?
That's right. I've been a ward of the Rata Sum social-agency division—Progeny Protective Services—since I was a baby. But neither that nor my legs ever slowed me down much.
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I have a few more questions.
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Thanks for the information. I'll check in with you later.
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I have a few more questions.
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Thanks for the information. I'll check in with you later.
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I have a few more questions.
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Thanks for the information. I'll check in with you later.
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Scruffy? You mean your golem?
(see Tell me about your golem.)
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I have a few more questions.
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Thanks for the information. I'll check in with you later.
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Are you injured? What happened to your legs?
I was born this way. My legs were never strong enough to carry me very far. Don't pity me, though. I hate pity. And I don't need it because I do just fine for myself.
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I can see that. Can your legs be cured?
That remains to be seen. The degenerative effects of my condition may spread to other parts of my body as I get older, but for now it's just the legs.
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How far can you walk?
I can get in and out of Scruffy when I need to. For example, I can walk from my bedroom to the water closet. Just don't ask me to be your partner in a dance marathon.
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Scruffy? You mean your golem?
(see Tell me about your golem.)
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I have a few more questions.
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Thanks for the information. I'll check in with you later.
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I have a few more questions.
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Thanks for the information. I'll check in with you later.
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I have a few more questions.
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Thanks for the information. I'll check in with you later.
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Tell me about your golem.
His name is Scruffy, and I built him from scratch. He's got some quirks, but he's also got some features no one else has even heard of. He's my conveyance, butler, and battle armor all rolled into one.
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Where are his missing parts again?
Scruffy's parts should be near Scarlet's probes in a chamber under the central island. Look for the bridges that go down there. It'll be a snap for someone yith your brainpower, right?
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I have a few more questions.
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Thanks for the information. I'll check in with you later.
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I have a few more questions.
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Thanks for the information. I'll check in with you later.
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Not right now, thanks.
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You're welcome.
Ambient dialogue
Braham Eirsson: What's your story anyway, Tiny? How does a little thing like you get into such big trouble?
Taimi: It's Taimi. And I'm a progeny prodigy. I've got important people fighting for the right to be my teacher.
Braham Eirsson: Important people, huh? Are they real people, or just big-eared figments of your overactive imagination?
Taimi: They're real, but they all want to tell me what to learn. I'd rather be like Scarlet and pick my own courses.
Braham Eirsson: Wolf's tail, girl! Don't be too much like Scarlet, okay? One's way too many.
Braham Eirsson: What do you think those probes of Scarlet's are looking for?
Taimi: Best guess? Um... The transcendent magic channels that span the globe. Old-fashioned Synergetics texts call them ley lines.
Taimi: Normally you can't see them or touch them, but they're real. Magic finds its own path, like rivers running to the sea.
Taimi: The probes are trying to identify the biggest and strongest of these ley lines, but I'm not sure why. Not yet.
Braham Eirsson: What'd you learn about those...um...things you were studying before your golem broke?
Taimi: As if you'd understand. All right, I've got nothing but time, so let's give it a go.
Taimi: They appear to be survey probes for the purpose of identifying high-energy thaumic channels and matrices.
Braham Eirsson: So it's like magical energy is a swirling storm and these things are mapping it.
Taimi: A trifle simplistic, but yes, that's exactly the case.
Braham Eirsson: Tell me more about the probes you examined.
Taimi: They're well designed. They emit pulsed eldritch waves that register the relative strength of all local ambient magic.
Braham Eirsson: Like the way bats hunt? They let out a chirp and react to what that chirp bounces off of.
Taimi: Right again. I am clearly a good influence on you.
Taimi: Did you know Scarlet attended each of the three colleges? And that she worked with the Inquest? Ooh, and that she—
Braham Eirsson: If you believe the rumors. I talked with an asura named Vorpp, and he says it was all bunk. I'm inclined to agree.
Taimi: I know what Vorpp says, but her twisted creatures weren't bunk. The holo-pirates either. Some asura are just jealous.
Braham Eirsson: That's enough about Scarlet for now. Jormag's tooth, you really need a new hero.
Taimi: Well, do something heroic enough and I might change my mind.
Taimi: Braham? Are we still going to be friends when we get back?
Braham Eirsson: Wait—are we friends now?
Taimi: I think so. You don't boss me around as much as other adults. And when you ask a question, you let me answer it.
Braham Eirsson: Well, I'm friends with Frostbite and he can't even talk. So yes, Tiny. We'll still be friends.
Taimi: Not if you keep calling me "Tiny."
Braham Eirsson: So your golem's dead. Why don't you just walk out of here?
Taimi: Same reason you don't fly out: because I can't. My ears, how thick are you?
Taimi: See these legs? They don't work right. I can't walk very far unassisted.
Braham Eirsson: Uh...I uh...sorry. I didn't know!
Braham Eirsson: So, will...what was your golem's name again?
Taimi: Scruffy.
Braham Eirsson: Will Scruffy work again if you get the stuff you need? I'd get it for you, but I can't leave you unprotected.
Taimi: You're sweet. And absolutely. I built him for maximum ease of maintenance. All he needs are some replacement parts.
Taimi: He may be rough around the edges, but when he's whole, Scruffy is as reliable as an entropic crystal regulator.
Braham Eirsson: Ah. That's good, then. Right?
Braham Eirsson: Okay, truth time: Why did you run away from me? Why did you come here in the first place?
Taimi: It's not personal. I just wanted to see Scarlet's handiwork up close. Her marionette was amazing. Inspiring.
Taimi: When I saw her minions running through a portal, I followed them.
Braham Eirsson: You were supposed to stay with me. I told you to stop.
Taimi: Zojja tells me to do stuff all the time. So does Vorpp. I don't listen to them, either.
Taimi: Braham, will you tell me a story while we wait?
Braham Eirsson: After you ran off on me? And all the abuse you heaped on me since we got here? I get plenty of that back in Cragstead.
Taimi: You don't spend much time around asura, do you? We only abuse people we like. Or those we're trying to improve.
Braham Eirsson: Fine. I'll assume you like me. Ahem! "Once upon a time, there was a brave and handsome norn named Braham..."
Taimi: Aww, I've heard this one already. From you. Twice.
Braham Eirsson: What happened? Why did your silly magical machine man stop working?
Taimi: I was studying that strange device, but every time I got too close, it zapped me and knocked me back.
Taimi: Eventually, Scruffy's power cells shorted out and pieces of him fell off. That activated his emergency mode.
Taimi: So he followed protocol like he's supposed to: he carried me here, spit me out, and then powered down.
Taimi: And you've got a lot of nerve calling Scruffy "silly" with those clothes and that haircut.
Braham Eirsson: Surprised to find you sitting still, short-pants. The way you took off, I figured you'd be halfway to Mount Maelstrom by now.
Taimi: Scruffy—my golem—broke down. And I still learned more in the short time I've been here than you have in your whole life.
Braham Eirsson: I have to check back in at the Lion's Arch jail. I wanted to help stop Mai's breakout, but I had to stick with Taimi.
Braham Eirsson: I've got to bring Rox and Frostbite here. Jory and Kas can come if they want, but Rox? Definitely.
Braham Eirsson: I'm honor-bound to protect Taimi, so if anyone cares to kick a few Aetherblades' teeth in for me, I'd appreciate it.
Braham Eirsson: Look at this place. As soon as I get Taimi to safety, I'm coming back here to bash some heads. Kuh-bam!
Braham Eirsson: Remind me to wring Mai Trin's neck for escaping. If she hadn't, Taimi would have never given me the slip.
Braham Eirsson: Listen, Taimi, if I see Scarlet, I'm going to scoop you up with one hand and beat her bloody with the other, okay?
Taimi: I hate sitting still. I need to be studying those probes. There's so much I can learn from them.
Taimi: Mai Trin's breakout cleared my way here. I should say thanks to the Lionguard who let her escape.
Taimi: So, those goons I saw breaking Mai out of jail were Scarlet's, right? They did an impressive amount of damage.
After returning to Tyria
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Marjory Delaqua

Sorting Out Scarlet's Plans


The more I think about it, the more convinced I am that Scarlet's actions aren't as random as they seem. There's a pattern here, something she's working toward, and we need to figure it out.

I called in every favor I had with the Priory, and they're sending us the evidence they collected around Scarlet's crimes so far. They're shipping it all to the Dead End bar so we can start piecing it together. Get here as soon as you can. We need you if we're going to finally get some answers.

—Marjory Delaqua

Meet Marjory and Kasmeer in Divinity's Reach.[edit]

After leaving the instance
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Marjory Delaqua

Lion's Arch


Kiel's been pushing to build up the air defenses around Lion's Arch, but the rest of the Captain's Council won't get on board. They say Scarlet isn't their problem—that she wouldn't strike the Arch again so soon after Dragon Bash, or that they've already withstood one of her attacks and don't need additional resources to withstand another.

They're wrong on all counts, but there's no more time to convince them. We know Lion's Arch is Scarlet's next target. We have to be prepared for whatever she has in store...especially since the city government won't be.

I've sent word to Rox and Braham, and they'll be ready to make a stand when Scarlet strikes. So will I, as will Kasmeer... Although after the Tower of Nightmares, I'm not exactly eager to expose her to that kind of danger again, no matter how exhilarating she finds it.

We'll all be waiting when you're ready. Also, let me say again how critical your help was in puzzling this whole mess out. If you ever want to consider a career change, you'd make an excellent detective.

—Marjory Delaqua