Where Credit Is Due

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Where Credit Is Due

1325 AE
Personal story
Interested Parties
Snaff Memorial Lab
(Rata Sum)
Desider Atum
(Metrica Province)
Asura tango icon 20px.png Asura
Transatmospheric Converter
Preceded by
Biography Statics.png Gadd's Last Gizmo
Biography Dynamics.png Defusing the Problem
Biography Dynamics.png The Things We Do For Love
Biography Synergetics.png Here, There, Everywhere
Followed by
Biography Transatmospheric Converter.png Salt in the Wound

Where Credit Is Due is part of the personal story of asura characters whose first invention was a Transatmospheric Converter.


Zojja wishes you to visit her laboratory.

  • Speak to Zojja.

Obtain a copy of your original schematics.

  • Speak to the record clerk.

Check the backup archives.

  • Check the backup archives.
  • Secure the archives by clearing out the Inquest Agents.
  • Extinguish the fires.
  • Speak to Zojja.


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Receive the mission briefing from Zojja in the Snaff Memorial Lab. In summary: Kudu, an agent of the Inquest and former Snaff student, has copied the plans of your invention chosen at character creation, the Transatmospheric Converter. You are instructed to go find the blueprints to prove that Kudu has copied your idea.

Back in Rata Sum, speak with Archivist Grep, who can't find what you need but recommends you check the patent archive at Desider Atum. Unfortunately the Inquest have beaten you there and have set the facility on fire. Defeat the Inquest, then extinguish the fires using buckets of water to complete the mission. Unfortunately you will not be able to save the documents you wished to protect.



First Instance[edit]


Open World[edit]


Second Instance[edit]



Second Instance[edit]

Ambient creatures
Asura (Inquest)






Dangerous (and Annoying) Developments

I'm having a really bad day and I need to vent. My nemesis is back in town, and he's determined to make my life miserable. He's Inquest, so it's only a matter of time before he adds injury to insult. Come by my lab and lend an ear, okay?


At Snaff Memorial Lab[edit]

Speaking with Mr. Sparkles:

Mr. Sparkles: Speech—protocols—initiated. Awaiting—command.
Talk more option tango.png Command? I can order you around?
Voice—recognition—patterns—not—accepted. Stand—down, or—be—cut—down.
Talk end option tango.png Whoa. Never mind!
Talk end option tango.png Voice protocols? Nice. Better leave it to Zojja.

Cinematic with Zojja:

<Character name>: I got your message. It was a tad on the cranky side, even for you. What's on your mind?
Zojja: Violence. What do you know about a wretched little pipsqueak name Kudu? Cross-reference "criminal," "megalomaniac," and "plagiarist."
<Character name>: I've heard of him. He's an Inquest bigwig now, but he used to be Snaff's apprentice. Then you came along and Snaff traded up.
Zojja: That's him. Now, out of pure spite, Kudu's invited me to watch him demonstrate some sort of weather-changing device for the Arcane Council.
<Character name>: My first invention was a weather-changer. I called it the Variable Atmospheric Conditioner. Good ol' VAC. It got me accepted to college.
<Character name>: It was pretty rough, but it worked...mostly. And if Kudu is using my invention without giving me credit, I'll call him out in front of the whole council.
Zojja: I was hoping you'd say that. Get a copy of your blueprints from the archives. We'll wipe the smug little smirk off Kudu's insufferable face.

Speaking with Zojja:

Zojja: That twerp Kudu won't get away with this. I'm going to ram my fist down his throat and punch his stomach.
Talk more option tango.png Who's Kudu, again?
What, were you educated in an electroshock lab? He was another of Snaff's apprentices. Now he's part of the Inquest.
Talk more option tango.png Can I ask you something else?
Talk end option tango.png Good to know. Let's get going!
Talk more option tango.png What's this demonstration all about?
Kudu's beta-testing some kind of weather machine. It's based on your specs—he thinks you aren't bold enough to step up and call him a plagiarist. But we know better, don't we?
Talk back option tango.png Can I ask you something else?
Talk end option tango.png Good to know. Let's get going!
Talk more option tango.png Arcane whosiwatsis? Who are they?
Have you been inhaling brian-cleaner? The Arcane Council are the leaders of the most important krewes in Rata Sum. They rule the city.
Talk back option tango.png Can I ask you something else?
Talk end option tango.png Good to know. Let's get going!
Talk end option tango.png No one steals from me and gets away with it.

Open World[edit]

Speaking with Archivist Grep at Thamaturgic Calculus:

Archivist Grep: What can I do for you?
Talk more option tango.png I need to look up a blueprint for a "Variable Atmospheric Conditioner."
One moment, please. I'm sorry. I can't find any information about such a device in our records.
Talk more option tango.png What? There should be a patent on file. It was my first, so I'd remember.
Worry not, we keep physical backups of all patents at our secondary facility. I'm sure we'll have a copy of your patent there.
Talk end option tango.png I'll go check it out. Thank you.

At Desider Atum[edit]

Approaching the archives:

Researcher: (cough) Can't...breath. Smoke...choking me. Sentences...halting.
Researcher: Fire! Inquest! And, I've got a stomachache!
Inquest Golemancer: Yeah! Burn it all! Every last bit of it!

Cinematic with Zojja:

Zojja: I'm glad you're here. I heard Kudu's lackeys were going to attack the archive annex. Looks like I heard right.
Zojja: Kudu knows what he's doing. I'll give him that. The fire started in the records room, and all the Peacemaker golems had been deactivated.
<Character name>: He's one step ahead of us, then. The blueprints for my weather device are also missing from the archives. The only backups were stored in this annex...
Zojja: ...which is on fire. Come on! Without those blueprints, the trail leading to Kudu goes up in smoke.

While fighting Inquest:

Inquest Technician: Hold it right there, pal. Nobody gets past us.
Inquest Technician: This is Inquest business. Don't interfere.
Inquest Technician: You can't stop us, ya brainless nincompoop!
Inquest Grenadier: It's nearly gone. Fan those flames! Make it burn faster!

Cinematic after fight:

<Character name>: We're too late. The evidence we needed to prove Kudu stole my idea is now a pile of ashes, soot, and failure.
Zojja: Not a failure: a setback. Now that we know Kudu's up to something big, we just need to figure out what it is and how to stop it.
<Character name>: I'm ready. Plagiarism and arson are one thing, but wiping out all records of my very first invention? I'm going to tattoo Kudu's butt with bootprints.
Zojja: That's what I like to hear. One of Kudu's lackeys has a lab nearby. Her name is Plunka, and I bet she still smells like smoke.
Zojja: Meet me at Plunka's lab. I predict she's just dying to tell us why Kudu wants your weather changer.

Speaking with Zojja:

Zojja: Maybe Plunka will have more information. I hope for her sake that she does.
Talk more option tango.png Arson, theft, and intellectual property mismanagement! How does Kudu get away with it?
He was Snaff's apprentice, and people assume he's a class-A genius. They're wrong, but they're also stupid.
Talk end option tango.png Fine. But I'm not giving up so easy.
Talk more option tango.png Kudu stole my idea! Can't we take this to some kind of patent police?
We are the patent police. And by that I mean we have to handle our own problems. We're asura, after all.
Talk end option tango.png If that's the way it works, then I'm going to "handle" this all the way to the end. Let's go.

My story[edit]

Convincing the Faithful.jpg

I went to see Zojja at her laboratory near Rata Sum. She said that Snaff's first apprentice, Kudu, was showing off a new invention...that looks suspiciously like a rip-off of my old invention, the VAC weather-changer. Now I'm going to go see if that rat's plagarized my work.

Kudu's invention is clearly based on my design, but how to prove it? Hopefully, my schematics are still in the archives.

Kudu set fire to the annex...and the backups. I'm really starting to hate that guy.

My story