The Origins of Madness: A Moment's Peace

From Guild Wars 2 Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

The Origins of Madness: A Moment's Peace

Year
1325 AE
Storyline
Living World Season 1
Chapter
The Origins of Madness
Location
Sanctum Harbor
(Lion's Arch)
Level
Level missing
The Origins of Madness: A Moment's Peace is a Living World story instance as part of The Origins of Madness release. To enter the instance, the character must participate in the fight with the Twisted Marionette. The instance is repeatable, however the map marker and the sparkling star will not be visible at the entrance after the first visit.

Objectives[edit]

Walkthrough[edit]

This instance only consists of dialogues. Talk to Ela Makkay until she mentions Scarlet's lair. Participating in the rest of the instance is optional.

NPCs[edit]

Allies[edit]

Asura
Charr
Devourers
Humans
Norn
Quaggans

Dialogue[edit]

Scholar Ela Makkay beckons to <character name>.

Speaking with Ela Makkay
Hi. The Durmand Priory is warning and informing people about the sylvari outlaw Scarlet Briar. Would you like to learn more about her and her history?
Talk more option tango.png
Yes, please.
If in Durmand Priory:
Good to see you. I've been instructed to make sure everyone in the Priory is up to date with current knowledge surrounding Scarlet. Do you have a few minutes right now?
Talk more option tango.png
Sure.I'm listening.
The biggest news is that we've identified the location of one Scarlet's labs. And, would you believe it's been right under the Durmand Priory the whole time?
Talk more option tango.png
You're joking.
No. It's right in Lornar's Pass. You're going to want to see this for yourself.
Talk more option tango.png
What can you tell me about Scarlet Briar?
Our finest scholars have approved the following information, though as always, we may not yet have the full story. In her early years, Scarlet showed an insatiable desire for knowledge.
Talk more option tango.png
Go on.
She traveled from mentor to mentor, soaking up what knowledge she could from each—an admirable pursuit, I'm sure you'll agree. Unfortunately, she went astray when she lost her moral compass.
Talk more option tango.png
Go on.
She dabbled in knowledge that would have damaged the minds of even our most stalwart researchers. Combining magic and engineering, she looked beyond our world.
Talk more option tango.png
Go on.
What she saw in those greater workings broke her mind. Thus, she murdered her mentor and began her assault on Tyria. First, she explored an alliance between Flame Legion charr and dredge.
Talk more option tango.png
Go on.
This alliance provided her and her allies with weaponry they'd never have developed on their own. They combined Flame magic with the earth element skills of the dredge. Fire and earth.
Talk more option tango.png
I see.
Scarlet is preparing a well-balanced army. Elementalists must surely have noticed her use of all the elements.
Talk more option tango.png
Go on.
Next, she enticed airship pirates to join with Inquest. The pirates had been working on an airship design, but it didn't become viable until Inquest magic was added to the mix. Air.
Talk more option tango.png
Go on.
We suspect that she has always been fascinated with asuran portal magitech, and she succeeded in taking it to a whole new level. She used this to assault the Queen's Jubilee.
Talk more option tango.png
Go on.
She took the queens watchwork sentinels and created horrors of them, warping them to her own purposes. This is her pattern. She steals the knowledge of others, then twists it.
Talk more option tango.png
Go on.
Her latest victory was convincing krait to work with Nightmare courtiers We have confirmed that she held one of their sacred icons over their heads to get them to do so. Water.
Talk more option tango.png
Go on.
The result was a plant so toxic that it has all but destroyed beautiful Kessex Hills, and now, she has the toxin from it. We're trying to guess how she will use that toxin but have little to go on.
Talk more option tango.png
Go on.
She guards her motives closely, though if we knew them, we could perhaps her next move. I hesitate to mention the theories, because I do not know which is the truth.
Talk more option tango.png
Go on.
Some believe it's a lark. A few suggest that her ultimate target is the dragons. More say she's working for the dragons. Still others believe she has a maniacal desire to rule the world.
Talk more option tango.png
Go on.
I honestly don't know, but I have a bad feeling it won't be long before we find out. You be careful out there. There's a dark cloud hanging over us all.
Talk end option tango.png
I will. You too.
Talk end option tango.png
Thanks for the information.
Talk end option tango.png
Thanks for the information.
Talk end option tango.png
Thanks for the information.
Talk end option tango.png
Thanks for the information.
Talk end option tango.png
Thanks for the information.
Talk end option tango.png
Thanks for the information.
Talk end option tango.png
Thanks for the information.
Talk end option tango.png
Thanks for the information.
Talk end option tango.png
Thanks for the information.
Talk end option tango.png
Thanks for the information.
Talk end option tango.png
Thanks for the information.
Talk end option tango.png
Thanks for the information.
Talk end option tango.png
Good to know.
Talk end option tango.png
Maybe later.
Dialogue between Rox and Rytlock
Rytlock Brimstone: Soldier! Report! Where's my Tequatl tail?
Rox: Back where I'm bunking, sir! I'll go get it immediately.
Rytlock Brimstone: Wait. You took down Tequatl.
Rox: As reported, sir. I sent you a missive requesting an audience.
Rytlock Brimstone: Hm. Been busy. But I'm here now.
Rox: Should I go get the tail and bring it to you, Tribune?
Rytlock Brimstone: No. I don't need a slab of decaying meat.
Rox: But I…I've been hauling it around for weeks.
Rytlock Brimstone: Ooh. I bet that smell sticks to your gear.
Rox: It does.
Rytlock Brimstone: I've been hearing about this Scarlet sylvari. You know anything about her?
Rox: She's building an army, sir. She's the one behind the Molten Alliance.
Rytlock Brimstone: So I heard. I want you to take her down, permanently. Whatever the cost. You do that, Rox, and you're in the warband.
Rox: What? I, uh…
Rytlock Brimstone: I need to repeat myself?
Rox: No, Tribune! Consider her dead!
Rytlock Brimstone: Report to me when it's done. And, um…Rox? Be careful.
Rox: Will do, sir!
Dialogue between Rox and Braham
Braham Eirsson: Rox, your devourer--
Rox: Chewed on your axe handle. I know. Sorry.
Rox: Listen. You won't believe what Rytlock just said. If I kill Scarlet, I'm in the warband. Definitely.
Braham Eirsson: Oh. I see.
Rox: What's the matter? I thought you'd be happy for me.
Braham Eirsson: I just don't understand why you need some warband you don't even know.
Braham Eirsson: I mean, you've got me. And we've got a team of our own. Look around. They're all here, with you.
Rox: It's a charr thing. You wouldn't understand.
Braham Eirsson: A charr thing? You'd rather be in your fancy warband than with people who've been beside you all this time?
Rox: That's not what I said. It's a big deal to get into the Stone warband.
Braham Eirsson: Why? Because it'll make you special? You're already special. At least, to me.
Rox: (sigh) You'll still see me after I get in.
Braham Eirsson: Uh huh.
Rox: You will. Sometimes.
Rox: Braham? Braham! We have to talk about it sooner or later.
Braham Eirsson: I have to go clean my gear.
Rox: Braham! (growl)
Dialogue between Braham, Logan and Taimi
Taimi: Braham! There you are.
Logan Thackeray: Somebody care to tell me why this child was on the battlefield?
Braham Eirsson: Hey! I'm not a child!
Logan Thackeray: Not you. This asuran girl. I found her out there, trying to get to Scarlet's twisted marionette. Who does she belong to?
Braham Eirsson: Oh. Her.
Taimi: Help! Help! Save me from this creepy human!
Logan Thackeray: It's okay. I'm a Krytan Seraph. The kid's in no danger.
Taimi: Braham! Don't let him take me away! Please!
Logan Thackeray: Are you her guardian?
Braham Eirsson: Who me? Wolf's teeth, no! I've never seen her before in my life.
Taimi: Braham, you're so mean. Can't we just go home now?
Logan Thackeray: Listen, buddy. I don't know what your game is, but you better get this kid to safety. She's got no business on a battlefield.
Braham Eirsson: What? I swear I've never seen her before in my life.
Braham Eirsson: Hey! Where's he going? You're not my responsibility!
Taimi: It's okay, Braham. You can take me home now. I live in Rata Sum.
Braham Eirsson: Huh? What?
Taimi: Where do you live? Maybe we could go there instead.
Braham Eirsson: No. You found your way here. You can find your way back.
Taimi: Fine! Here I go. By myself. Off into the big city. You'll probably never see me again, Braham.
Braham Eirsson: Good luck, kid.
Dialogue between Marjory, Logan and Taimi
Logan Thackeray: Marjory, a word please.
Marjory Delaqua: I'll be right back, Kas.
Logan Thackeray: Is Lady Kasmeer okay?
Marjory Delaqua: Yeah. She'll be fine. It's just been a rough day. Did you see that twisted marionette?
Logan Thackeray: I did. And, I heard there are jungle wurms erupting from the ground in Bloodtide Coast.
Taimi: That's because they're disturbed by Scarlet's seeking devices.
Logan Thackeray: I thought your norn was taking you home.
Taimi: He is. He just doesn't know it yet.
Logan Thackeray: What does a little squirt like you know about Scarlet, anyway?
Taimi: As it so happens, I know a lot. I've been studying her for months. I came to meet her, but she didn't show up.
Marjory Delaqua: To meet her? Why would you want to do that?
Taimi: Because she's brilliant, of course. My theory is that she knows something about the dragons, and that's why she's building an army.
Logan Thackeray: Your theory, huh? You don't think she's just a big ol' meany?
Taimi: Do you always talk like a four-year-old?
Marjory Delaqua: Hey, I've been meaning to ask you something. You wouldn't know anyone who goes by the initial E, would you? Just E?
Logan Thackeray: E? No. Why?
Marjory Delaqua: No reason. Just eliminating possibilities. How's the queen?
Logan Thackeray: I wouldn't know. The Shining Blade have her so tightly wrapped up, I can't even get near her.
Marjory Delaqua: Well, at least she's safe.
Dialogue between Kasmeer and Marjory
Marjory Delaqua: Hey. What's wrong? You've been unusually quiet today.
Kasmeer Meade: (sigh) It's my father's birthday. He'd have been forty-five today.
Marjory Delaqua: I'm sorry. Do you want to talk about it?
Kasmeer Meade: I just miss him. He didn't deserve to die like that…like a rat in a cage.
Marjory Delaqua: Why was he in jail?
Kasmeer Meade: He was in debtor's prison. It's not what you think. He was a good father.
Marjory Delaqua: How did he get into debt?
Kasmeer Meade: My brother, Kyle, liked to gamble. He lost a lot. My father loved him, and he used family money to bail him out.
Kasmeer Meade: They were going to kill Kyle.
Marjory Delaqua: So then your father couldn't pay his own bills.
Kasmeer Meade: That's right. So they took everything we had left, and they put him in prison.
Marjory Delaqua: That's why you were looking for a job.
Kasmeer Meade: And you hired me. I'll never forget how you saved me that day, Jory.
Marjory Delaqua: I had no idea your situation was so…dark.
Marjory Delaqua: He died in prison?
Kasmeer Meade: Uh-huh. A nobleman in debtor's prison… Well, you can imagine what they…thought of him there.
Kasmeer Meade: I visited him as often as I could, but he hated me seeing him like that.
Kasmeer Meade: And then he was just gone.
Marjory Delaqua: It must have been terrifying for you when they arrested your father.
Kasmeer Meade: I'd been with my tutor, working on staff spells, and when I got home, they were there.
Kasmeer Meade: They had him in chains, and they wouldn't let me speak to him.
Kasmeer Meade: They wouldn't let me…do anything. They seized the house and were taking all our things.
Marjory Delaqua: I'm so sorry.
Kasmeer Meade: The guard in charge took pity on me, I think. He told me I could take one item from the house.
Kasmeer Meade: But I had to decide right then. One thing…from all my belongings, my family's heritage.
Kasmeer Meade: He said, "You better choose carefully. It's all you're ever getting back."
Kasmeer Meade: I could have taken one of my mother's necklaces or a valuable piece of art, but he was adamant. Only one thing.
Marjory Delaqua: What did you take?
Kasmeer Meade: I took the stuffed bear my father had given me… (sob)
Marjory Delaqua: Oh, Kas. Shhhh. It's okay.
Marjory Delaqua: Listen, honey. Why don't you stay with me tonight? You shouldn't be alone.
Kasmeer Meade: I'm afraid I'll never want to leave.
Marjory Delaqua: I won't let you.
Speaking with Kasmeer
Hi. Don't mind me. I'm in a foul mood today.
Talk more option tango.png
Is something wrong?
It's my late father's birthday. I miss him.
Talk more option tango.png
How did he die?
I'm ashamed to say, but since it's you, I guess it's okay. He was stabbed while in debtor's prison, paying the price for my brother's foolishness.
Talk more option tango.png
Your brother?
Kyle. He lost all his money and more gambling with criminals in Lion's Arch. My father spent our entire fortune to pay them off so they wouldn't kill him.
Talk more option tango.png
Who put your father in prison?
The Ministry Guard came to the house and took him away, along with all our belonging. Now, a minister lives there.
Talk more option tango.png
They took everything?
They let me keep what I was carrying and wearing, which meant I was able to keep my staff. It had been in my family for generations, on my mother's side. All else was lost—except the stuffed bear.
Talk end option tango.png
I see.
Talk end option tango.png
I see.
Talk end option tango.png
I see.
Talk end option tango.png
I see.
Talk end option tango.png
I see.
Talk end option tango.png
I see.
Speaking with Marjory
Hello, cutie. What's the plan?
Talk more option tango.png
Now, we find a way to corner Scarlet.
How do you recommend we do that? We don't know anything about her.
Talk more option tango.png
Then we learn everything we can.
All right. I'll put out feelers with what friends I have left at the Ministry and around Divinity's Reach. Maybe someone knows something.
Talk end option tango.png
I see.
Talk end option tango.png
I see.
Talk end option tango.png
I see.
Speaking with Rox
You see that metal human with the enormous…yeah. Dangerous. So, what're we going to do about Scarlet?
Talk more option tango.png
We're going to find her.
Sounds good to me. How?
Talk more option tango.png
First, we have to learn everything we can about her.
I know she apprenticed with an Iron Legion blacksmith named Asagai. She was ancient at the time, though, and no one has seen her for some time. My guess is she went out for her final patrol.
Talk more option tango.png
Final patrol?
It's when an aging or badly mutilated soldier knows she's going to die soon. She goes out for one final patrol so she can die in battle, defending what she loves. It's an honorable path.
Talk more option tango.png
So why's Braham mad at you?
Talk end option tango.png
I see.
Talk end option tango.png
I see.
Talk end option tango.png
I see.
Talk more option tango.png
So why's Braham mad at you?
(if not charr)
He doesn't want me to join the Stone warband. He thinks he'll never see me again.
Talk more option tango.png
Will we? See you again, I mean?
I'll be busy, sure. They'll have missions and tasks for me. But I'll be able to take leave sometimes to visit. And if you need help, I'll be there if I can.
Talk more option tango.png
If you can?
Well…I can't predict where I'll be or what I'll be doing. You know? I can't…promise.
Talk end option tango.png
I see.
Talk end option tango.png
I see.
Talk end option tango.png
I see.
(if charr)
He doesn't understand why I want to join the Stone warband. He sees it as a betrayal. He doesn't get what an honor it is. You know?
Talk end option tango.png
I see.
Talk more option tango.png
You fought Tequatl by yourself?
Oh, cinders, no. There was a small army there. I just nabbed a piece of its tail. Others hacked into the rest.
Talk end option tango.png
Got it.
Talk end option tango.png
Let's put an end to it.
Speaking with Peneloopee
Teehee. You and quaggans are free and alive! Come and play with quaggans!
Talk more option tango.png
Are you happy?
Quaggan has found true love. Quaggan is focusing on the silver lining. That nasty sylvari can't take that away from quaggan too.
Talk end option tango.png
I like your attitude.
Talk end option tango.png
In a minute.
Speaking with Bloomanoo
Hoo. Friend or foe?
Talk more option tango.png
Friend.
GooOOood. Quaggans are new here, so friends are welcomed. Quaggans came from Kessex Hills. Toxic krait and Nightmare Court destroyed the lake quaggans called home.
Talk end option tango.png
Hang in there.
Talk end option tango.png
Never mind.
Speaking with Braham
I'm still stirred up by that fight. You?
Talk more option tango.png
Yeah! I could go again.
See? That's why you and me are friends. We're the ones should be doing something about Scarlet. What's the plan?
Talk more option tango.png
For now, we gather information.
Makes sense. If we could figure out where she's gonna strike next, we could get ahead of her. She's been one step ahead of us all along.
Talk more option tango.png
Are you mad at Rox?
No…maybe. She wants to go off and be in the Stone warband, but if she does, we'll never see her again. I just don't get it.
Talk more option tango.png
It's her decision to make.
Why does she want to go be with a tribune who has no time for her and a bunch of old, crusty soldiers who don't know her?
Talk more option tango.png
So, what's going on with you and your little friend?
My little...oh, the asuran ragamuffin? I've never seen her before, She must have heard Rox say my name. She tricked that Seraph into thinking I was her guardian.
Talk more option tango.png
You're not?
No. I've never seen her before. She's not my…aw crud. Not you too. All right. I'll make sure she gets home safe. But just this once.
Talk more option tango.png
You're a good friend.
She's not my friend.
Talk end option tango.png
Uh-huh.'
Talk end option tango.png
Later.'
Talk end option tango.png
No idea.
(if charr)
Talk more option tango.png
It's a charr thing.
That's what she said. But is it a charr thing to leave your friends to go be with people you don't know? I don't think so.
Talk more option tango.png
So, what's going on with you and your little friend?
Talk end option tango.png
I wouldn't hold your breath.
Talk end option tango.png
She's made her decision.
Talk end option tango.png
Later.
Talk end option tango.png
Later.
Speaking with Taimi
Hi hi hi. Are you a friend of Braham's? I am. Or rather, I will be. Soon.
(if asura)
Talk more option tango.png
Progeny, do your teachers know you're out here? What college are you in?
Absolutely. You needn't worry. I'm in the college of Synergetics. I'm performing important field experiments.
Talk more option tango.png
So Zojja approves of your field experiments?
Ask her. I wouldn't dare to speak for her. I know you. You're the Snaff Prize winner. <Character name>. Your entry was impressive. I'd love to learn how you did it sometime.
Talk end option tango.png
Maybe later.
Talk end option tango.png
Good luck.
(if not asura)
Talk more option tango.png
Where are you from?
I'm from Rata Sum. It's a city in the southwest of Metrica Province. All the asura live there. You do realize I'm an asura, right?
Talk more option tango.png
Of course.
Phew. I thought maybe you were one of those slow <character race>. The smart ones are so rare, really. I wouldn't have blamed you. Hey! What's your name?
Talk more option tango.png
<Character name>.
Zap! Nice name. I'm Taimi.
Talk more option tango.png
Did I hear right? You're curious about Scarlet?
Most definitely. She's sparky. I drool when I think about everything she could teach me. Have you seen her mechamagical creations? Alchemagical bonanza!
Talk more option tango.png
She'd kill you without a second thought.
Me? Inconceivable. She'd recognize my potential and would mold me into her favorite assistant. Then, I'd learn more than her, and I'd surpass her. She'd die old and sad, but I'd be amazing!
Talk end option tango.png
Uh-huh. Just be careful.
Talk end option tango.png
I have other things to do.
Talk end option tango.png
I have other things to do.
Talk end option tango.png
Not your business.
Talk end option tango.png
I'll leave now.
Talk end option tango.png
Good luck.
Speaking with Rytlock
(if not charr)
Yeah? What do you want?
Talk more option tango.png
I'm a friend of Rox's.
She got you spying for her? Soon, I can tell you that. One more successful mission and she's in. The others are looking forward to having someone new to harass.
Talk more option tango.png
You've been tough on her.
It takes the hottest fire to make the hardest iron. I need to know, before I entrust her with my warband's lives, that she can hold her own. She sure don't need you protection.
Talk end option tango.png
I know she doesn't. But, she's a friend.
Talk end option tango.png
I see.
Talk end option tango.png
Never mind.
(if charr)
You're a long way from home.
Talk more option tango.png
I could say the same about you.
I'm out here hunting information on this sylvari everyone's panicking about. You know anything?
Talk more option tango.png
I know we're lucky she hasn't hit the Citadel yet.
And I know you're NOT saying we couldn't crush her into sylvari juice if she tried. What can one little plant thing do to a city full of Legion soldier?
Talk more option tango.png
So, when you gonna let Rox in your warband? (same as "I'm a friend of Rox's.")
Talk end option tango.png
Let's hope we never find out.
Talk end option tango.png
Later.
Talk end option tango.png
Not for long. See you later.
Speaking with Logan
What can I do for you?
Talk more option tango.png
Heard you know Rytlock Brimstone.
Yeah, I know him. Why do you ask?
Talk more option tango.png
I'm curious what his warband is like.
Truth is, I've never met his warband. They've been together for so long, they don't adventure together anymore. Not like guilds do. Every one of them is an officer in the legions, I believe.
Talk more option tango.png
So they're all politicians?
Soldiers. Military officers who take their duties quite seriously.
Talk end option tango.png
Thanks for the information.
Talk end option tango.png
Thanks for the information.
Talk end option tango.png
Never mind.
Talk more option tango.png
You're Seraph from Divinity's Reach, right?
That's right. I'm on Scarlet Briar's trail, which is why I'm here. Why do you ask?
Talk more option tango.png
What did you learn when she attacked your city?
Good question. We learned everything we could. What stood out to me was the fact that no one seems to have ever gotten close to her. She's sylvari, so she has no birth family. But she never made one either.
Talk more option tango.png
What does that say about her?
In my opinion, it says she was broken from the moment she stepped out of the Dream. If there is someone out there she loves, she killed them. We found no witnesses who spoke well of her.
Talk more option tango.png
That's kind of sad.
Well, when you're unlovable, I'd guess you insulate yourself by not caring for anyone. That way, no one can ever break your heart. But, the loneliness breaks you.
Talk more option tango.png
Are you speaking from experience?
I think we all have some amount of experience with loneliness.
Talk end option tango.png
I see what you mean.
Talk end option tango.png
I see what you mean.
Talk end option tango.png
I see.
Talk end option tango.png
I see.
Talk end option tango.png
Never mind.
Talk end option tango.png
Never mind.