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  • Merethiel: It's good to see you came back, Player. My brother has fully corrupted Solak's mind, I fear now he's going to succeed in using the power here to break free. You must help me put a stop to this. If Solak dies under Erethdor's influence the grove is lost... and a power beyond our comprehension could be in the hands of someone who means to use it for no good. Will you help me?
    • I'll help!
      • Player: Hmm, we wouldn't want another crazy power-wielding pain running around Gielinor. Count me in.
      • Merethiel: Thank you, I could never match him alone. With haste.
      • Player: Great... fill me with confidence why don't you.
      • Merethiel: Before you start...
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      • (Opens the instance interface)
    • Sounds like a family thing.
      • Player: This sounds like a brother and sister kind of thing. Family affairs aren't really my strong point, plus you look like a really powerful combatant yourself, I'm sure you could handle a little tree. Fire magic perhaps? Wood burns pretty well.
      • Merethiel: You are right, I must face my own demons alone. MY choices led to this, this is my burden.
    • What happened?
      • Player: What happened here?
      • Merethiel: How do I begin to explain what I've been through, to someone with such a short lifespan? I'm not sure you'll be able to comprehend what losing a loved one means to the likes of us, for we have centuries to feel the emptiness of a loss, whereas most of you mortals have the solace of being reunited in the afterlife. losing my brother that day felt worse than if he'd merely died, for I know his soul will linger on, in the stone and Solak, torn and tormented. After he was bound, Solak asked us to deliver the stone to Seren, but as the realization about his eternal gruesome fate set in, the loss was too hard to bear. I sent my sister and brother out and stayed in the grove. I spent year mourning him, trying to come to terms with his demise and also my feelings of guilt. Why didn't I stop his mad quest for power sooner? Why did I not see in time how far he'd been wiling to go? Did I do enough to save him? Over time , I saw the grove slowly regaining life and then the grove blessed me with gift - Perdita appeared and in her silent but persistent company, I found some solace... having companionship again after a long time of just nothing, reminded me that I had gotten lost in my despair for too long.
      • Player: So you started feeling better?
      • Merethiel: No, but there had been only loss and guilt, I also started to feel wrath welling up inside me. My brother's striving for power had been without any consideration to the consequences, the pain he caused to us, his family. I couldn't ignore any longer that he had made a choice somewhere down his dark and troublesome path, and that he had chosen against us. I began to grow more and more aware of his failings towards us. And the grove frustrated me too - I had been stuck here in stagnation foe many centuries, nothing but my self-pity and sadness. And after hundreds of years, I departed from the grove, my companion by my side, shining in a new colour, reflecting my new found resolve.
      • Player: So did you go and reunite with your siblings?
      • Merethiel: I tried... I journeyed back to find Seren, as my brother and sister had been tasked to deliver the stone with Erethdor's split soul to her, but it was to no avail. I could not find her. Seren had disappeared and so had all traces of my siblings. I started searching the lands far and wide, following sightings and whispers, but after i had spent such a long time in the grove, it seemed near impossible to locate their whereabouts. Eventually, I had to to accept that my attempts to find them failed and with a heavy heart, I set out to understand more about the dark magic instead that twisted my brother - hoping that one day my lost siblings would send me a sign. I've wondered why it was so hard to find them, but while I lived through the centuries of loneliness, I never lost hope that one day our path shall cross again and I will be reunited with Saeldor and Faerdhinen.
      • Player: So how do you feel about Erethdor, now that he's back?
      • Merethiel: I have learned to accept that the brother I loved is gone. I couldn't save him then, and I can't save him now, and while this truth pains me, it is liberating to finally recognise it. At least this time, I am determined to stop him and I will not hesitate when I face the corrupted shadow of his true self that he has become - though I will need all the help I can get.
      • (Shows initial options)
    • Who are you again?
      • Player: Who are you again?
      • Merethiel: My name's Merethiel and I'm an elf, you are Player if my sources speak truth. have heard a lot about you on recent travels. I know these lands, I am in a sense from this grove. I spent a lot of time here years and years ago, it's not changed much since I left.
      • Player: Oh you're an elf? The ears didn't give it away.
        • What clan are you from[sic]
          • Player: What clan are you from?
          • Merethiel: I an with no clan, our allegiance used to be with clan Cadarn, but we split from that path long ago.
          • Player: What happened? You're the first clanless elf I've met!
          • Merethiel: A story from another day, there are more pressing matters to attend to.
          • (Shows initial options)
        • What happened here?
          • (Same as "What happened?")
        • I haven't seen other elves here, how is it home?
          • Merethiel: When I say home, I meant I stayed here in solitude. After Saeldor and Faerdhinen left I tried to mend the damage done to the grove. Becoming my home... for years I learnt about the creatures and magic that exits here, but always carried the burden of that fateful day. This is where I met Perdita, my companion ever since. She found me in my darkest and lowest point, I was ready to submit to a darker path in life. Darker magic. but, as if fate commanded, she lit the light that kept me moving forward. It was good to finally have something to talk with. We've formed a bond that allows us to connect each other's thoughts.
        • Did you know Seren is back?
          • Merethiel: So I had heard, yet I fear going to find her. To talk to her. It's been too long that I doubt she will even remember who I am... I'm sure she has more pressing matters to attend to rather than listen to me grovel. But on the other hand, she could know where my other siblings are...
          • (Shows initial options)
    • Tell me about your siblings.
      • Tell be about Erethdor.
        • Player: What was Erethdor like before all this?
        • Merethiel: I can still see him, after all these years. His face would never show how he was feeling as he would always mask his emotions with sullen gaze. Rarely he'd crack a smile that would sooth even the darkest of moods... I miss it. His lust for power was admirable, his thirst for knowledge absolute. We used to spend hours reading grimoires and pages of ancient elvish runes. There was a book, a book we had stolen from the grand library in Prifddinas. There was a form of magic in it I have never seen before. Whatever it was changed him, he could bring forth a form of magic so destructive it chilled me to the bone. Yet it was yielding and calm at the same time. It was all he sought and now he was wielding something beyond us, something none of us understood. We didn't even know what it truly was[sic] He practiced and twisted it for months yet paid no heed to our warnings and fear. We've always practiced peaceful magic. We aid the land an can control nature to our will. It's always been power for good, that's what Seren taught us and even though we disagreed with the clan, it's also what clan Candarn taught us. In an attempt to understand what this magic was I stole the book, this very book in fact... but to my dismay the pages had been torn clean from the bindings... yet still I poured over it hoping for some clue or information of what it was he was mastering. Nothing. But blood kept us together and despite everything he was still our brother. So, we accepted his lust for power and stuck with each other, bur over the years he began to stay. He would vanish for days or weeks at a time... Suddenly appearing with a crack that split the silence. As much a we'd ask he got up to when he was away he'd never mutter more than a few words before he was back to reading new scrolls.
        • (Shows previous options)
      • Tell me about Faerdhinen.
        • Player: What about your sister, Faerdhinen?
        • Merethiel: Much like myself with the power to attune the nature around us. So powerful. We were as you'd expect sisters to be like. Very close with an unbreakable bond at the time...
        • Player: Then where is she now? Why did she not stick by your side?
        • Merethiel: Are you here to twist the knife of loss? I do not know, she was always close with Saeldor, I can only hope they are still with each other. If they're not then I fear our family is finally broken.
        • (Shows previous options)
      • Tell me about Saeldor.
        • Player: Tell me more about your brother Saeldor.
        • Merethiel: Saeldor was the first born, wise, loving and he always strived to keep us together whilst never letting us feel as if he stood above us. Equals he called us, age and power placed no ranking amongst us... No doubt he has struck to Faerdhinen's side after all these years. Any my could he sing, we'd walk daily to the sounds of his voice.. Soothing not only the quarrels we'd all have as as siblings but the nature around us, an all manner of creatures would often gather to his sweet voice... a whisperer.
        • Player: A whisperer?
        • Merethiel: Saeldor could commune with creatures from all walks of life, we used to laugh and say he was off talking to his pets again but in actual fact I think he found a sense of peace when he spoke with them. Always down on his hands and knees trying to figure out their pains and suffering. he would climb a tree to help a stuck bird or he'd venture into a wolves den to free one bound by the volatile roots. One second we'd be on a trail towards our destination, the next time I turned around I#d see the tail of his dark cloak whipping off into a new direction to help some stranded creature... I never complained as it meant he would sing for us.
        • (Shows previous options)
      • Go back.
        • (Shows initial options)

Claim loot

  • If no available loot:
    • Merethiel: I have nothing for you...

After Solak has been defeated

  • Claim loot.
  • We did it!
    • Merethiel: It's done. In the end, death claims us all.
    • Player: Yet you seem sad still.
    • Merethiel: I've just killed my brother, Player. I can't exactly be happy about it. Merethiel: What's done is done, we can only move forward from this. I fear telling Saeldor and Faerdhinen but I think they'd understand what needed to be done.
    • Player: You did the right thing Merethiel, you've battled this torment for years. It's time to let go.
    • Merethiel: Thank you, Player. You were a massive help also. If there is any aid you ever need you can call on me.
    • Player: Thank you, Merethiel.

Strange orb

  • Player: Do you know what this is?
  • Merethiel: Pass it here, let me take a look at. There is power in this stone, but I don't know what it is. Why do you ask?
  • Player: You left a message on a stone here in the grove, it mentioned you brother bound to a stone. I found it exploring Mazcab, inside I can hear a voice which belongs to a not so friendly something.
  • Merethiel: Mazcab? I've not heard of that place before. I also can't hear anything or any voices.
  • Player: Strange... Well it was worth asking. Thank you.
  • Merethiel: Be mindful with that player. Some powers are not to be meddled with.
  • Player: It's just a gem then.
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