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"Oh, it's time. We should go to the festival the Sebainah invited us to."

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{SUBJ}{NAME} drinks the green medicine and immediately feels a bit better!

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This text is not interesting.

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{SUBJ}{NAME} drinks the turquoise-colored medicine and feels a lot better!

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{SUBJ}{NAME} drinks the blue medicine and feels almost completely healthy!

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{SUBJ}{NAME} drinks the red liquid.

{HIS } head clears and a little mental energy returns.

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{SUBJ}{NAME} drinks the violet liquid.

The ability to concentrate seems to return.

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{SUBJ}{NAME} drinks the blue liquid. A large part of {HIS } mental energy immediately returns!

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{SUBJ}{NAME} drinks the silver-colored liquid and feels as if the poison in {HIS } body is neutralized!

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When {SUBJ}{NAME} drinks the bronze drink, {HIS } confused mind clears and {HE } is finally {HIM }self again!

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A wave of well-being passes through {SUBJ}{NAME}'s body, when {HE } swallows the golden liquid. The disease leaves {HIS } body!

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The stimdrink makes {SUBJ}{NAME} feel better!

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When {INVE}{NAME} places the white ring on {HIS } finger, {HE } notices that it can't be taken off anymore! {INVE}{NAME} feels weaker!

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{CNTR} Someone has written down two numbers on the scraps of a circuit diagram:

{INK 006}12

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{CNTR}Someone has noted a number on the scraps of a circuit diagram:

{INK 006}3

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{CNTR}Someone has noted a number on the scraps of a circuit diagram: {INK 006}4

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{CNTR} Someone hastily wrote down a number sequence on a scrap of paper:

{INK 006} 1001

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{CNTR} The other part of the document is missing!

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The two parts of the document match each other exactly. The original document is restored!

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{INVE}{NAME} takes the obsidian sword in {HIS } hand. It cannot be removed anymore, and {INVE}{NAME} feels as if the weapon is consuming {HIS } life force and endurance!

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The red sword is cursed! {INVE}{NAME} cannot let it go and feels as if it is sucking the strength and vigor out of {HIS } body!

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The crystal handle of the dagger is permanently attached to {INVE}{NAME}'s hand and {HE } feels strength leaving {HIS } body!

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{INVE}{NAME} notes that there is a curse on the blue blade: The dagger hinders {INVE}{NAME}'s access to magic!

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The helmet's black stone steals the power out of {INVE}{NAME}'s body; it is cursed!

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"This amulet is the sign of my association with the Dji Cantos. I will not give it away."

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"I should leave the amulet where it is, it is too valuable to give away."

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{INK 001}Harriet awakens when the amulet is touched and weakly defends:{INK 002}

"Please don't! This amulet is my personal property!"

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The small red stone sticks to Tom's skin. It cannot be loosened.

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"Sorry, but I'd rather keep it. I'll need it!"

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{INK 001}Mellthas shakes his head, he doesn't want to turn over his writing tools. It is his only means of communication.

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"It is very important. We'd better leave it where it is before something happens to it."

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{INVE}{NAME} awakens from unconsciousness and says:

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The document contains interesting information. It points to an agreement between Kontos, Gard, and Riko. The travelers do not understand everything that is written, for much of it is in some kind of code language. It's probably some kind of contract for dividing up valuable materials. Nothing more can be said at the moment.

Maybe this piece of evidence can be used to clear up the conflict between Iskai and Mahinos!

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Tom is reluctant to give up away seed - the result of so much trouble and danger.

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The records concerning the High Knowledge can probably only be understood by true masters of magic. Complicated descriptions and rhymes with intricate verses cover the parchment.

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A strange mixture of magical-sounding gibberish and technical descriptions are written here. The Dji Cantos would probably know what it means.

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{INK 001} The following is written on the piece of parchment: {INK 003}Courage is not always rewarded. Nevertheless, remain courageous.

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{LEAD}{NAME} eats the herbs and feels as if {HIS } body and spirit are cleansed!

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{INK 001}{LEAD}{NAME}:{INK 002} "We'd better leave the key where it is. I wouldn't want to lose it here."

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{INK 001}{LEAD}{NAME}:{INK 002} "We'd better leave the document where it is. I wouldn't want to lose it here."

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{BLOK000} "I am a servant here, I cook and clean, and so forth. The Enlightened Ones aren't really the most practical people if you know what I mean. Do you want to know something?" {WORDservant}{WORDEnlightened Ones}

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"They are really very lovely beings, whether they are human or Iskai. It's just a bit difficult to talk with them. Their feet just aren't on the ground, if you understand what I mean. But they're never arrogant or anything like that. Mostly, they even ask when they want something, though they pay me for it. If I remember my time with the Kenget... But I can't tell you exactly what the Enlightened Ones do. It's all very secretive. They pop up out of nothing, and when you've just gotten used to them they disappear again. Sometimes I'll have nothing to do all day, and all of a sudden then return without any warning. But as I said, they treat me well and that's worth something." {WORDfeet on the ground}{WORDKenget Kamulos}

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"It's a big difference from being a slave with the Kenget. And, confidentially, the entire place would collapse without me. I'm sure of it!" {WORDKenget Kamulos}

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"My last job was with the Kenget Kamulos, if you know what I mean. The Kenget are a kind of Enlightened Ones for assassins. They seek the welfare of Albion by worshipping the old war god Kamulos. And they don't just pray with words! I was a slave there. They just captured me because a cousin of mine had offended one of those loons. They simply took me away from the field where I was working. My wife and daughter were killed. After two years I was able to escape, but only because I had gotten in with Jonatharh, the chief slave. He's quite a character. In his position as chief slave, he actually feels responsible for keeping the other slaves from complaining. He always saying that you should be happy that you have a solid roof over your head and so on. Well, I've been lucky. I don't have a family any more, but at least I am treated like a human being here."

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"Talk awhile with them, then you'll know what I mean. I'm not saying that everything they say is nonsense, but it is just not that easy to understand."

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"Hello! At last! Some visitors from the outside world!"

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"Ah, there you are again!"

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"Ooh, you better ask Llanair, one of our servants. He used to be a slave of the Kenget Kamulos and was able to get away. He can tell you some strong stories!"

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"Greetings. May Animebona always accompany you."{WORDAnimebona}{BLOK010}"We have an object, which needs to have its magic energy restored."

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"Greetings. May Animebona always accompany you." {WORDAnimebona}{BLOK010}{INK 001} Harriet: {INK 002} "Please extend my knowledge of magic, Drannagh."{BLOK011}"We have an object, which needs to have its magic energy restored."

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"Nonsense. Don't let yourself be influenced by all this chatter."{BLOK010}"Don't act dumber than you are, Priver. You're just one of the company's pawns."{BLOK011}"Think about all the creatures you had to fight during the mining. How could there be such beings on a planet which supposedly has no life? You and your people are being fooled by the company!"

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"Dumb is usually the one with the big mouth. Men, attack!"

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{INK 001} Unrest spreads among Priver's people. Voices agreeing with Tom's arguments are raised.

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"I've never given in to talk, Driscoll."{BLOK010}"Please, Priver, forget for a moment that we can't stand each other personally, and think about the situation. The truth about this world can't be suppressed forever. It's just a desperate act of the company which has risked bankruptcy with this ship. We have the motivation to save this world from destruction. What motivation do you have now?"

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{INK 001} Priver's people are now openly calling for agreement. Tom has convinced most of them.

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"It looks as if you've won, Driscoll. An awful situation. I can't wait to find out what's going to happen now.

Men, you're saying that this troublemaker is right? Just bear in mind that we must all face the consequences together, whatever they may be.

{FAT } Withdraw {NORS} !"

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"What should I care about that film you've brought with you. It won't make us ignore our orders." {BLOK010}"The documentary has been seen everywhere on board. Some probably don't believe it, some probably don't care. However, you know the personality profiles of the crew. Most of them are not ready to destroy a life-filled world. Aside from the fact that the crew was deceived by the company just as you and your men were."{BLOK011}"The company is very far away. As you know, they can't afford to send a second ship. So the documentary will bring the crew over to our side. Think about it. Give up, Priver. You don't have a chance."

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"The Kledo use weapons. But you'd better ask a sword master about that. The Oqulo are trained to use only their spirit."{WORDtraining}

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"The sword masters speak of combat as the prayer of the Kenget. Naturally, that's not an entirely false statement, for combat is directed outwards and dedicated to our god, the great Kamulos. But even more, combat serves to perfect one's spirit. Therefore, combat is also meditation - aimed inwards, a school for the spirit. This is particularly true for the Oqulo, whose only weapon is the spirit. They believe this more strongly than the Kledo, who must defend against their deficient fear with weapons." {WORDweapons}{WORDfear}{WORDKledo}{WORDOqulo}

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"Whoever places his flesh in the service of the spirit becomes a warrior. His goal must be the complete mastery of the flesh. Only then has he completely conquered his fear. He no longer feels hate or compassion. He is pure, eternal Kenget."{WORDKenget}

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"Magic, as you call it, is nothing other than the highest emanation of the human spirit. The greatest power also arises from the greatest fear through the greatest spirit. This is how magic creates things from nothing. But, these things are nothing other than altered force. Magic, therefore, is nothing other than the art of converting one's own spiritual force into matter. It is really simple for those who have learned it."{WORDspirit}

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"You'd better ask the sword master that. We Oqulo have nothing to do with swords."

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"The weak of spirit. Kenget, yes, but Kenget whose spirit is too weak to feel real fear. They need swords in battle, and the Oqulo use only their spirit to fight." {WORDswords}

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"As a Druid, you need no material weapons, if you ignore the knife one needs in daily life. An Oqulo may never use it in battle. His weapon is the spirit, the pure overcoming of his fear - the separation of his thoughts from his body. His means is his concentration. The status of Oqulo is reached via two stages. First, you can control simple things, use self-hypnosis, and be completely insensitive to pain. Then, the novice learns combat magic, the highest stage of which is defensive magic. When he has conquered all of this, he becomes a priest. Only as a priest is one ordained into the secrets of conjuring demons and equipping weapons with magic capabilities." {WORDdemons}{WORDmagic}{WRNR----}

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"Naturally, that depends on whether you are trained as Kledo or Oqulo." {WORDKledo}{WORDOqulo}

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"Rituals? We have no rituals! We have ceremonies. I know that many in the order speak of rituals, supposedly even some of the high priests. They overlook the fact that we honor a god who lives. And so that lives which must be a dead ritual for others who worship a dead god. Kamulos lives! And if one of us dies for him, it is not a ritual. He who is sacrificed takes a place at Kamulos' table, and there is no more honorable place than that which is set on New Years' day." {WORDdeath}{WORDNew year's eve}

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"The spirit controls the flesh. The flesh forces a person to cowardice. The flesh urges the man to the woman. The spirit is the pride of the soul. Spirit is the only thing that can create the courage of the flesh, and only the courage of the flesh can create the glory of the warrior." {WORDcourage}{WORDfame}{WORDpride}

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"Yes, I know, there's a lot of talk about that. But, ultimately, it is our business. If those who call themselves the Enlightened Ones were really so enlightened, then they would understand and support this arrangement. Because it makes a big difference to us whether the so-called victims, about whom so much is said, are killed honorably by one of us or killed like a mad dog by low murderers. When we accept these assignments, we give the destined victims an opportunity to die in honor. They will thank us when they are guests at Kamulos' table." {WORDdeath}{WORDKamulos}{WORDhonor}

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"We call all the members of our order who engage in magic, Druids - not only the Oqulo, but also the novices." {WORDmagic}

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"The sleep of Kamulos. At the winter solstice, when the warrior sits beside his fire and forges plans for the spring, then Kamulos also rests from the year's efforts. And only when one who was slain honorably knocks at his door and asks to be admitted and allowed to participate at Kamulos' table, only then will he awaken. Then, the Cuain falls into a day-long sleep from which he awakes only when he is rubbed with the blood of one who was slain honorably."

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"These are prisoners, third-stage beings, who are left alive so they can perform activities which would otherwise shame a Kenget. Therefore, they do everything that has to do in any way with the household. Their children, however, may rise to become a Kenget if they show talent. Every man who shows courage in battle may become Kenget and even Cuain. Just because the parents have timidly let themselves be captured, does not mean that the child is a coward. Especially if he is raised here, if he gives up his kin and becomes a part of our family." {WORDsteps} {WRNR----}{WORDKenget Kamulos}{WORDCuain}{WORDcourage}{WORDbattle}{WORDfamily}

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"We only use drugs for certain ceremonies. If I were to explain that to you, it would take months. Join the Kenget, and if you have proven yourself to be worthy and full of courage over the years, then you will be introduced to the last ceremonies." {WORDcourage}

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"Well! We rise pretty early and we meditate for an hour before breakfast. Then we continue meditating and there are two hours of prayer exercises before noon. In the afternoon, there is ceremony training and two more hours of prayer. In the evening, there is meditation until sunset. There's a fair amount of meditation, especially in the summer. But I think it helps against fear." {WORDprayer}{WORDfear}

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"We have nothing against plants. Why? Neither they nor the animals will be there at the Last Battle. To be honest, I don't know what you're getting at with this question." {WORDLast Battle}

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"Everyone in the order is my brother. No one has sisters here. I rejected my parents when I became a Kenget, for they are only of the second stage." {WORDsteps}{WORDbrothers}

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"No, I know nothing about a secret passage. Just what do you want here? Do you want to hire assassins?" {WORDassassins}

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"Actually everyone who is not a Kenget is impure. However, since there may be a Kenget hiding unknowingly within every man, a man may become pure by his honorable death. For a man it is hard to figure out who is pure, since purity is expressed by deep understanding of the eternal laws of Kamulos at the time of death. But Kamulos knows, and he gathers the pure dead around his table."

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"His name is Cuarnainn. He has a red beard and his hair is red as well, but like me, he doesn't have many hairs left."

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"Rhunagh is our magic master. And one of the best there ever was."

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"He stands before you. Why did I introduce myself to you?"

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"Your face is that of an unknowing one with noble intent, stranger. It is rare to see visitors with noble intent here."

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"For a Kenget it is the highest honor to leave his life on the occasion of the New Year. It is the day before the war god sleeps, and with him the Cuain falls into the deepest trance. The Cuain cannot be awakened until he is washed with the blood of a Kenget who has honorably fallen and who had at least priest status. For this purpose, at the winter solstice, the oldest priest may challenge one of the high priests to a duel to the death. Then, it is the blood of the one fallen in the highest conceivable honor which brings back the war god in the new year. Fortunate are those who die this way." {WORDNew year's eve}{WORDfive high priests}

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"Unfortunately, history has shown that this is the greatest danger for the Kenget. I have seen so many hopeful Oqulo fade away because at a weak moment they fell prey to the pride of the flesh, and forgot the pride of the soul. They exchanged their spirit for a dirty wench, mixed with her instead of with a brother, and turned away from Kamulos' table." {WRNR----}{WRNR----}

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"Greetings, strangers. You look as if you are seeking. I only have a little time. Ask." {WORDCuain}{BLOK010}"Tell me something about your concept of honor."

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"A tragedy which I believe will make history."

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"She is the Sebainah of Nakiridaani. You can usually find her in the council building in the center of the city."

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"He is the senior Stri of the Dji-Kas, a beloved citizen of the city."{WORDDji-Kas}{WORDStri}

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"I would never have believed that Fasiir was capable of murdering Akiir!"{WORDAkiir}

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"I immediately felt that Fasiir is not the kind of Iskai who is capable of murder."

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"She is the most gifted healer in the city. A wonderful woman; she is always available for a discussion."

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"Argim was the chief of the Dji-Fadh almost 150 years ago and his life has become one of our legends. At that time, the guild house of the Dji-Fadh was outside the city. It was a magnificent building. Argim had a great talent in his field, but he had a fickle nature. This was the reason his greatest goal was rejected: to become one of the Chosen. When he learned about the rejection, he went completely out of control. He swore he would achieve immortality in spite of everything. In an irresponsible display of his power, he destroyed the entire building and converted it into a strange place, which everyone now avoids. They say that he stamped his spirit on that place."{WORDDji-Fadh}{WORDChosen}

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"There are many of them, but this is hardly the time to tell stories. Excuse me."

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"You wish to insult me? Oh, you mean what the word means! Ah, well...hir hir! It is the name of an animal which does not stand in high regard, because it feeds mostly on excrement!"

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"I don't know anything about it."

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"Sebai-Giz Frill is a famous history teacher. Of course, he is often away on trips. When he is in Jirinaar, he can be found in his work room in the east wing of the council building."{WORDcouncil}

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"That's what we call ourselves."

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"An experienced Former can grow a large sitting plant in 4 days. They are wonderful to sit on, and the children love to bounce around on them." {WORDFormer}

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"Yes, we have a number of delicious things, usually from the animals of the forest. The people prefer game, although the animal breeders offer their meat somewhat cheaper. {WRNR----}"

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"In the large houses, the waste water is passed through pipes in the walls into a basin. The plants in it clean the water before it is returned to the river."{BLOK010}"There are not very many of you. The river can handle the impure water. Why the expense?"

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"There are two smaller clans who live by cattle breeding. Their herds are mostly near the city."

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"Whoever can afford it has the water run throughout the entire house. It looks very beautiful, only you have to watch that the children don't play mischief with the water..." {WORDhouse}

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"We love to combine the beauty of nature with the comforts of home. The Formers of the Dji-Fadh guild can build complete structures out of plants! Of course, this is not cheap; there are houses which are built only out of stone and sand, and only partially out of the plants of the Dji-Fadh. Especially the poor people live in what we call 'dead houses'."{WORDFormer}{WORDDji-Fadh}{WORDguild}

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"The Dji-Fadh, or Formers, are one of the oldest guilds in Jirinaar. They consider themselves to be builders primarily and, with their magic, they can alter plants and convert them into permanent structures. The Dji-Fadh guild house is located in the northwestern corner of Jirinaar. It has continued to grow since the incident with Argim a long time ago."{WORDmagic}{WORDJirinaar}{WORDArgim}{WORDguild}

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"You must know that Dji-Kas is the name of the magician's guild of Jirinaar. You will find them in the southwestern part of the city. Numerous experiments are performed with the magical talents of our people there. The Dji-Kas magic is a art with many facets: it heals, creates, and destroys." {WORDmagic}{WORDJirinaar}{WORDguild}

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"Most families belong to a larger association, the Clans. A clan arises over the course of many years through relationships, the loyalty of several families, or sometimes even because of economic reasons. Many clans have specialized in a specific profession, be it hunting, handicrafts, or whatever. The Sebai of the most influential families are the chiefs of a clan and some of them are sent as representatives to the council of Jirinaar."{WORDSebai}

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"The council of Jirinaar is the government of all Nakiridaani. It meets in the council building in the middle of the city. Every four years, the Sebai of the Nakiridaani clans sit in the council and choose the Sebainah, the chief of the council, from among them. The Sebainah governs our people, but he needs the council's agreement in important matters. The council forms the so-called council circles, that is, groups of people who are directed by at least one council member to take care of specific tasks. For example, the Sebai selection, conflicts, or family matters such as divorces."{WORDSebai}{WORDSebainah}{WORDNakiridaani}{WORDJirinaar}{WORDclan}

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"Now, naturally, there are voices of criticism, primarily from the clanless families or clans whose members have not received the honor of the Sebai ritual. They have almost no influence on the government and consider this to be a great injustice."

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"The Sebainah, as the chief of the council, has great influence. In times of crisis, the council may even grant the Sebainah special powers, and the Sebainah becomes lord over life and death on Nakiridaani during that time. However, normally the Sebainah works in collaboration with the council. He has two votes in the council and has the decisive vote in ties." {WORDNakiridaani}{WORDcouncil}

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"When the partners have decided to spend their lives together, they hold a great celebration during which they are joined forever.
A marriage can only be officially dissolved by the corresponding council circle. Normally, the couple are joined for the rest of their lives and they try to set up their own household. In this case, they are often supported by their secondary partners, who give them an opportunity to break away from their parents' house if they would like to do so."{WORDcouncil}{WORDsecondary partner}

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"The sisters of the bride and the brothers of the groom are considered to be secondary partners of a married couple. At times, they share the house and, if they so desire, also the bed. However, during the time of fertility it is the greatest taboo to sleep with the secondary partner." {WORDfertility}{WORDsiblings}

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"Great value is placed on the sibling relationship in our families. For example, as someone reaches maturity, he has responsibility and decision-making power over the younger siblings, even more than the parents."{WORDmaturity}

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"Maturity is reached at ten years old and then you are free from your elders' rules."

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"The women are fertile only three months out of the year. This is the time of the Fadhiim and the celebration begins with a great feast. During this time, taboos are in force for married people and their secondary partners."{WORDsecondary partner}{WORDmarriage}

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"The Sebai ritual is the most powerful magical act which we are capable of. It can be performed by anyone, however slight his magical talent.
You must know that the Trii of a newborn has very special abilities during the first week. If an adult touches the newborn's Trii against his, he can transfer his entire self into the spirit of the child. He or she can begin life anew; the body of the adult dies at the time of the ceremony.
Naturally, it is forbidden to perform the ritual without the council circle's approval. Besides the abduction of a newborn, this is the worst crime there is! According to our laws, the criminal and his entire family are punished by death.
Only a few special people, the Chosen, can undergo the ritual. Further, the ritual cannot be carried out without the newborn's mother's consent. Usually it is the partner or sister of the Chosen one.

If the ritual is performed, the Chosen one receives the title of Sebai, followed by a number which indicates how often he or she has been through the ritual." {WORDmagic}{WORDTrii}{WORDcouncil}{WORDChosen}

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"It is very difficult to achieve the status of Chosen, a person authorized for the Sebai ritual, and ultimately it always depends upon the votes of the respective council circle.

There are different possibilities for granting the honor of the ritual. For example, if someone has distinguished himself by particular courage or self-sacrifice. If he or she dies, a brother or sister may be made Sebai in honor of this person.

Quite often, it also happens that someone who has reached high rank in the Stiriik is chosen. Generally, people with unique talents and knowledge are considered if they have used this knowledge for the benefit of many."{WORDSebai}{WORDcouncil}{WORDStiriik}

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"The Trii, which each of us bears on our forehead, is a very special organ. It is seen as the center of the spirit. Injuries to the Trii can lead to personality disorders, memory loss, and even death.
If two people place their Triis against each other, they can feel each other's emotions, and especially gifted individuals can read the other person's thoughts."

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"The Stiriik are responsible for upholding the law. They prosecute criminals and try to bring a little order to our lives.

A Stiriik member is required to have a great deal of discipline, a property which we hold in high regard. However, as is often the case with ideals... In any case, many recruits don't last long with the Stiriik."

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"The laws are passed by the council and, if they are violated, they are enforced by the Stiriik. However, the entire family of a criminal is responsible for his behavior, in order to deter violations. If the Stiriik do not immediately capture the criminal, it is the family's task to find their rebellious member or otherwise solve the crime. In this case, of course, they are supported and monitored by at least one Stiriik."{WORDcouncil}{WORDStiriik}

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"A Dji guild is the organization of a specific profession, and there are many of them: the Dji-Fadh Former guild, the Magicians, the Merchants, and the Hunter guild."{WORDDji-Fadh}{WORDDji-Kas}{WORDbuy}

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"The art that cannot be performed with the hand, and only few can perform with their head. Only a few have the talent to change things or create things out of nothing with the force of their spirit and the blessing of the Goddess. There are two guilds that deal with magic, the Formers or Dji-Fadh and the Dji-Kas." {WORDDji-Fadh}{WORDDji-Kas}{WORDGoddess}

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"Most of us believe that after death we will return back to where we came from : the Great Consciousness which is formed by all of our ancestors and is often called the Goddess. They say that the more exemplary one's life is, the more one will remain oneself when one is incorporated into the Goddess."

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"Jirinaar is the greatest city of our people. It has a long history and its harbor makes it the trading center of Nakiridaani."{WORDNakiridaani}{WORDhistory}

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"Nakiridaani is the name of the country where you now stand. It is a large island famous for its jungle and its diverse plants and animals."

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"In the council building, you will find Sebai-Giz Frill, who is noted as a great history teacher. He can surely tell you more about the past than I can."

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"I find that humans are interesting beings. They look like small, strong trees and with every step they set their roots into the ground. I have heard that they are very strong and can live to be incredibly old."

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"The council building is easy to find. It is in the large building in the middle of the city, on the island in the river."

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"The City Gate is in the south part of the city, near the council building."{WORDcouncil building}

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"You can purchase weapons and armament in the northeast quarter of the city. In the harbor area to the southeast, there is a large shop for all kinds of useful items and also a provisions merchant."

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"There is a well-known tavern near the harbor. Keep to the southeast."

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"The harbor is located in the southeast part of Jirinaar."

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"Joker. Have you lost your memory?"

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"Did somebody hit you on the Trii? You should know that yourself."

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"I assume you are asking this question for your foreign companions."

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"In order to provide a consent document, it must be marked with the individual's scent beside the name of the undersigned. Each of us has small scent glands behind the ears which produce an unmistakable scent."

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"Oh, clothing has a decorative meaning for us. It is considered very provocative to wear a lot of clothing, for what can excite someone's curiosity more than covering body parts?"

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"If you seek assistance for your wounds, go to the Dji-Kas. There are some capable healers among them."{WORDDji-Kas}

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"I have heard rumors that you humans are completely at the mercy of your pains. We can control our pains, at least while we're awake. Children are only taught this technique when they are older so they can recognize serious injuries."

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"This word means 'beginner, learner,' and it is used as a title."

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"For the most part, this word is used with names. It means that the person is a master of his subject."

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"Strange question. We live on this world. We come from it, we enter the Goddess, and the Goddess is the world.
Would you like to live in your own filth?"

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"Akiir is the chief of the Dji-Fadh."{WORDDji-Fadh}

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"This perfidious murder is outrageous! Hopefully, your hunt for the fugitive assassin will be successful!"

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"A tragedy which I believe will make history."

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"She is the Sebainah of Nakiridaani. You can usually find her in the council building in the center of the city."

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"He is the senior Stri of the Dji-Kas, a beloved citizen of the city."{WORDDji-Kas}{WORDStri}

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"I would never have believed that Fasiir was capable of murdering Akiir!"{WORDAkiir}

52

"I immediately felt that Fasiir is not the kind of Iskai who is capable of murder."

53

"She is the most gifted healer in the city. A wonderful woman; she is always available for a discussion."

54

"Argim was the chief of the Dji-Fadh almost 150 years ago and his life has become one of our legends. At that time, the guild house of the Dji-Fadh was outside the city. It was a magnificent building. Argim had a great talent in his field, but he had a fickle nature. This was the reason his greatest goal was rejected: to become one of the Chosen. When he learned about the rejection, he went completely out of control. He swore he would achieve immortality in spite of everything. In an irresponsible display of his power, he destroyed the entire building and converted it into a strange place, which everyone now avoids. They say that he stamped his spirit on that place."{WORDDji-Fadh}{WORDChosen}

55

"There are many of them, but this is hardly the time to tell stories. Excuse me."

56

"You wish to insult me? Oh, you mean what the word means! Ah, well...hir hir! It is the name of an animal which does not stand in high regard, because it feeds mostly on excrement!"

57

"I don't know anything about it."

58

"Sebai-Giz Frill is a famous history teacher. Of course, he is often away on trips. When he is in Jirinaar, he can be found in his work room in the east wing of the council building."{WORDcouncil}

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1

"That's what we call every one of us. I mean every... well... every Iskai."

2

"The big sofas? They're great! It's a lot of fun to bounce on them! The Formers build them." {WORDFormer}

3

"Mmm, delicious!"

4

"It always stinks since the used water goes in there."

5

"No, no idea."

6

"I think all the brooks in the house are great. If no one is looking, you can throw all kinds of things in them and then it floats through the whole house!"

7

"They were built by the Formers, I believe."{WORDFormer}

8

"The Formers can talk with plants, and then they make what they want out of them!"

9

"Dji-Kas, they are the magicians! I'd love to do what they do!"

10

"That's kind of a family of families!"

11

"I don't know much about that, the grownups talk a lot about the council and what they do there."

12

"I don't know."

13

"The Sebainah tells everyone what they must do."

14

"Well, if two people love each other, then they get married."

15

"That has something to do with marriage."

16

"Well, you're suppose to listen to your older brothers and sisters just like your parents-and even more so."

17

"I will be ten soon. Then, no one can forbid me anything."

18

"The girls can only have children for a couple of months and there's a giant feast when it's time!"

19

"You become a Sebai when you've done a lot of good things. Then, you don't need to die."

20

"I don't exactly know. You just have to do something really great."

21

"The Trii? Yes, you can feel or hear funny things through your mind when you touch someone's Trii!"

22

"They see to it that you don't cause a lot of mischief. They're spoil sports."

23

"The adults do that so they can fight better."

24

"You go there if you want to learn a profession."

25

"Magic and conjuring. Wow, if I could do that, then I would go to the Dji-Kas!"

26

"The Goddess takes care of us and we go to her when we have to die. And if you're not good, she punishes you with eternal forgetting."

27

"Jirinaar is the greatest city in the world! Well, at least in Nakiridaani."{WORDNakiridaani}

28

"Nakiridaani is the name of our country."

29

"Oh, I have no idea about that! There are clever people in the council who I'm sure know something about that."{WORDcouncil}{WORDcouncil building}

30

"Humans look funny-so wide and they don't have any fur!"

31

"I don't exactly know. In the middle of the city, I believe."

32

"The city gate is somewhere in the south."

33

"I believe you can buy that somewhere in the city."

34

"No idea."

35

"I don't exactly know."

36

"You must know that!"

37

"How can you not know that?"

38

"I guess your funny friends would like to know that."

39

"I know nothing about it."

40

"I don't like clothes."

41

"The Dji-Kas make you healthy again."

42

"Oh, yes, pains are bad! Hopefully, I will be learning how to think them away soon."

43

"They say that when someone doesn't know something very well."

44

"That's what they call you if you are really good at something."

45

"I don't know. But I like to bathe in the river. So it has to be clean."

46

"Akiir is the chief of the Formers."

47

"I believe he is dead."

48

"He is dead."

49

"She is the Sebainah! Everyone has to do what she says!"

50

"Some kind of an important adult."

51

"Hasn't he done something bad?"

52

"I guess he didn't do anything."

53

"She's a very great healer!"

54

"Oh, he was some crazy Former!"

55

"I like it when they tell me stories."

56

"Krsss! Skorrek yourself!"

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{BLOK000}"Well, if I'm not trying to heal badly wounded humans, I take care of wounded hunters of our clan."{WORDclan}

1

"Dsarii-ma, my former patients!"

2

{INK 001}This is Giria, who took care of Tom's and Rainer's injuries. {INK 002}

"Dsarii-ma! I'm happy that we succeeded in healing you, Tom. When you first came into our house, I wondered if you would make it. But, your race appears to be quite resilient. {WORDhealing}{BLOK010}"Giria! Great to see you. We would like to thank you for everything that you did for us."{BLOK011}"Ah, Giria. You can't believe how happy we are to have escaped your tyranny in the hospital room!"

3

"It was an honor for me. After all the scratched and bitten hunters, treating you was an interesting change.{WORDhunter}"

4

"How flattering. Maybe you would have preferred it if we had left you to the animals of the forest?"

5

Offended, Giria ends the conversation.

6

"Oh, the charming humans once again."{BLOK010}"Giria, please excuse us. We were only joking. We know that we have much to thank you for."{BLOK011}"Hey, we only tried to copy your race's strange humor!"

7

"I accept your apology. Maybe I was somewhat crude. Sometimes I forget that you humans can't control pain."{WORDpain}

8

"My interest in your race was obviously a mistake. Apparently, you are not familiar with even the simplest concepts of gratitude."

9

Giria is no longer is interested in a discussion and turns away.

10

"Oh, I see one of you is seriously wounded! You should go to the healers of the Dji-Kas. I cannot treat such severe wounds. Should I quickly show you the way there?" {BLOK010}"Yes, please show us the way, Giria!"{BLOK011}"No, thank you very much, we know the way."

11

"Mainly, I just take care of our hunters' minor wounds. For healing serious injuries, we bring the healers of the Dji-Kas here, or go to their house. The Dji-Kas also sell medicine."{WORDhunter}{WORDDji-Kas}{WORDmedicine}

12

"Well, as I already said, for serious injuries, you'd better go to the Dji-Kas."

13

"Our clan earns its living mainly by hunting. There are animal breeders in Jirinaar, but most people prefer game. The more honorably an animal was hunted, the greater the profit. Sometimes we even conduct hunts without weapons to initiate the young hunters. You can imagine that I have a lot to do with them."

14

"I believe I mentioned it already: our clan mainly earns its living by hunting. There are animal breeders in Jirinaar, but most people prefer game. The more honorably an animal was hunted, the higher the profit. Sometimes, we even conduct hunts without weapons to initiate the young hunters. You can imagine that I have a lot to do with them."

15

"The Dji-Kas produce a beverage which strengthens injured bodies and accelerates healing. I think I will give you a little: the bottles are not cheap, but we can certainly spare one." {INK 001}Giria gives {LEAD}{NAME} a small bottle with a turquoise-colored liquid in it.

16

"I'm sorry, {LEAD}{NAME}, but we can't afford to give you any more medicine. However, the Dji-Kas will be glad to sell you some."

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{BLOK000}"As you should know, I am the chief of the Hunters' Clan of the South Wind."{WORDclan}

1

"Dsarii-ma, Tom and Rainiir! I'm glad to see, Tom, that you have recovered from your severe wounds."{BLOK010}"Dsarii-ma, Sebai-li Wrinn. You and your clan have saved our lives, and we'd like to thank you for it."

2

"The South Wind Clan is famous for its hospitality. We're glad to have helped you."{WORDclan}{BLOK010}"Is there any way we can show our appreciation for your generosity?"{BLOK011}"Aside from your generosity, did you have any special reason for saving us?"

3

"I am pleased about that, Tom and Rainiir. In fact, I would like to make a request of you.
I don't know with what magic your metal boat moves through the air, but it seems to be completely destroyed now. The rest of the metal was recovered because it is of inestimable value for us.
Now there is a disagreement about whom the remains belong to. Since I have the impression that your vehicle is no longer of use to you, it would be very helpful to the clan if you could sign the metal over to us. I am sure such a declaration would be accepted by the other interested parties. Tom, you seem to be the leader. What do you think?" {BLOK010}"Of course, we agree, Sebai-li Wrinn. It's the least we can do for your assistance."{BLOK011}"I'm afraid we must reject your unusual request. We need money for the rest of our journey."

4

"You obviously are very direct people. Now, I hope that your feeling of honor is as pronounced as your courtesy, since I would like to make a request of you.
I don't know with what magic your metal boat moves through the air, but it seems to be completely destroyed now. The rest of the metal was recovered because it is of inestimable value for us.
There is a disagreement about who owns the remains. Since I have the impression that your vehicle is no longer of use to you, it would be very helpful for the clan if you decided to sign the metal over to us. I am sure such a declaration would be accepted by the other interested parties. Tom, you seem to be the leader. What do you think?"{BLOK010}"Of course, we agree, Sebai-li Wrinn. It's the least we can do for your assistance."{BLOK011}"I'm afraid we must reject your unusual request. We need money for the rest of our journey."

5

"I'm the one who has to thank you. You are helping the South Wind Clan during a time of scarce funds. Please place your name and your mark on this document, Tom."{BLOK010}"What do you mean by mark?"

6

"Oh, excuse me, how dumb of me. Giria already told me that humans have no scent glands. That is how we normally sign contracts. But, in this case, just your signature will probably suffice. Here, please, Tom.{INK 001}

Tom places his name on a document made of thick, paper-like material. {INK 002} "Thank you very much for your signature. It relieves me of some problems.

I can talk more after this matter has been taken care of. Is there anything further you would like to know?" {BLOK010} "Ahem, pardon me, Sebai-li Wrinn, but Giria told me about your old age and yet you seem to be quite young..."

7

"Can it be that no one has explained to you about our holiest ritual?

Well. I am actually over fifty years old, an age that no Iskai can reach. I transferred my spirit into the body of a newborn, in this case my own son. The Sebai ritual is the most powerful magical act which we are capable of. It can be performed by anyone, however slight his magical talent.
You must know that the Trii of a newborn has very special abilities during the first week. If an adult touches the newborn's Trii against his, he can transfer his entire self into the spirit of the child. He or she can begin life anew; the body of the adult dies at the time of the ceremony.
Naturally, it is forbidden to perform the ritual without the council circle's approval. Besides the abduction of a newborn, this is the worst crime there is! According to our laws, the criminal and his entire family are punished by death.
Only a few special people, the Chosen, can undergo the ritual. Further, the ritual cannot be carried out without the newborn's mother's consent. Usually it is the partner or sister of the Chosen one.

If the ritual is performed, the Chosen one receives the title of Sebai, followed by a number which indicates how often he or she has been through the ritual. Therefore my title Sebai-li means that I have gone through the ritual for the first time." {WORDTrii}{WORDsiblings}{WORDmarriage}{WORDcouncil}{WORDChosen}

8

"My god, Driscoll! That is absolutely unbelievable! Fantastic! Think of..."

9

"I know! However, try to remain courteous and speak Iskai!"

10

"I don't know if your deficient gratitude is a feature of your race; but I will not be so worried about a human being's life again. I want you to leave my house immediately. You are no longer welcome in the Clan of the South Wind."

11

"The Hunters Clan of the South Wind is one of the oldest in Jirinaar. The best hunters in the city have come from our ranks for hundreds of years. You must know, in our city wild game is preferred to the cattle breeders' meat." {WORDherds}

12

"Before I forget, my friends, here is a key. It opens the doors of the Hunter Clan and, among other things, leads to our supply cellar. Whatever you need belongs to you. Also the remnants of your airship are stored there.

Of course you are welcome at any time. Feel free to look around and come again whenever you want. And don't be afraid to get to know the city, almost everyone has heard about your spectacular arrival.
And now, the most important thing: the Sebainah would like to speak with you. Please visit her in the council building. It is located in the middle of the city, the entrance is on the south side."

13

"Dsarii-ma, my guests! Did you want to speak to me?"

14

"Dsarii-ma, my friends. I heard about the horrible accident. Hopefully, you can catch the criminals soon!"

15

"Farewell, friends of the South Wind Clan."

16

"What happened, my friends? I heard noises in the cellar when I came up here." {BLOK010}"You have a serious vermin problem in your supply cellar, Wrinn!"

17

{INK 001}{LEAD}{NAME} gives a thorough report on what happened in the cellar. Wrinn seems a bit embarrassed. {INK 002}

"How terrible this had to happen to you! This house is very old and the cellar has just been rebuilt. Apparently, we have now come close to older areas which are animal-infested .

Has any one of you been injured?" {BLOK010} "I'm afraid so, Wrinn." {BLOK011} "No problem!"

18

"I'm really sorry about that! Here, take this medicine, {LEAD}{NAME}, it will help you!"

{INK 001} Wrinn hands {LEAD}{NAME} a flask.

19

"Then I am very relieved."

20

"I'm glad you have survived this adventure, friends. We didn't nurse you back to health just so you could then be eaten by the animals in our house! Don't let it upset your plans any further, but be careful in the cellar! Who knows how long it will take before we find all of the uninvited visitors there?"

21

"Oh, how embarrassing. I hope you aren't offended."

22

"You can help yourself in our supply cellar, friends."

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{BLOK000} "I'm one of the clan hunters."{WORDhunter}{WORDclan}

1

"Dsarii-ma, guests of the house. I see that Giria has put you back on your feet." {WORDGiria}{BLOK010} "Dsarii-ma. What is the purpose of this part of the house?"

2

"This is the resting area of the house. Since I was injured in a hunt, I will probably spend some time here." {WORDhunt}

3

"Dsarii-ma. What can I do for you?"

4

"Giria takes care of the wounded of our clan just as she helped you. She is a wonderful woman; but very easy to offend, so be careful." {WORDclan}

5

"Yes, we were right on the heels of our prey, in the northwest part of Nakiridaani, when I ran into a group of krondirs. By the time the others had rushed to my aid, the krondirs had already started munching on me." {WORDNakiridaani}{WORDkrondir}

6

"The krondirs are giant, dangerous predatory animals. They are feared opponents, the females are particularly wild. They have a Trii-like structure in the horn on their forehead, which is very valued as an ornament.

But if, you are interested in hunting them, you should have a word with Krinn, the Stri of the hunt. You will recognize him by his gray-brown pelt." {WORDTrii}{WORDStri}

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{BLOK000}"I am a huntress, like many in our Clan. However, the last Fadhiim was a happy occasion for me. I am expecting a child, so I stay at home. Since I like to cook, I help out in the kitchen."{WORDFadhiim}{WORDchild}{WORDkitchen}

1

"Dsarii-ma, honored guests."

2

"Dsarii-ma. Do you want to talk to me?"

3

"Dsarii-ma. I hear you're on the track of Akiir's murderer. I wish you good luck on the hunt!"

4

"Yes, I'm working together with Gridri. He is a master cook and I can learn a lot from him." {WORDGridri}

5

"Well, as I said, Gridri is our clan's cook and a master of tasty dishes."

6

"Yes, I love children! They keep you busy, but it's worth it."

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{BLOK000}"Oh, didn't I mention that I'm the Clan's chief cook?"{WORDclan}

1

"Ah, the foreign guests. Dsarii-ma! My name is Gridri, I'm head of the kitchen in our house."{WORDkitchen}

2

"Even before I grew up, I liked to cook - an unusual occupation for a child. Now I can say I'm one of Jirinaar's best cooks. {WORDJirinaar}"{BLOK010}"You have made me curious, Gridri. Would it be out of line to ask for a little sample of your art?" {BLOK011}"Y people's cooking is a little bit too spicy for humans, you know."

3

"I'm sorry, {LEAD}{NAME}, but I'm running out of supplies."

4

"With the greatest pleasure. Here is a specialty made of dried meat wrapped in vegetables. It remains good for a long time and is ideal for travelers."

{INK 001}Gridri gives {LEAD}{NAME} six rations.

5

"Please! A variety of spices is the most important element of a good dish! I am sure you will get used to the spicier variations in no time."

6

"Well, as I said, I'm proud to be considered one of Jirinaar's best cooks."{BLOK010}"You made me curious, Gridri. Would it be out of line to ask for a little sample of your art?"{BLOK011}"Y people's cooking is a little too spicy for human beings, you know."

7

"Dsarii-ma! Good to see you again! What can I do for you?"{WORDkitchen}

8

"Oh, she is a capable student."

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{BLOK000}"Well, I study and sometimes I help cut up the game the hunters bring back. If I can't sneak away, that is."

1

"Oh, the humans! Ah, I mean, Dsarii-ma!"{BLOK010}"Dsarii-ma. How old are you?"

2

"Dsarii-ma. Do you want something from me?"

3

"I'm already four years old. Soon I will learn how to suppress pain. But it will be a long time before I'm mature!"{WORDpain}{WORDmaturity}

4

"I don't know if humans can do that, but we have a way. I guess you can learn to think pain away. I'm going to learn how to do that next. My older brothers and sisters can do that already.{WORDsiblings}"

5

"I already said that. Soon I'm going to learn how to think pain away."

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{BLOK000}"My name is Krinn. I am the Stri of the Hunt in the South Wind Clan. I am responsible for training the young hunters."{WORDhunt}{WORDtraining}{WORDStri}

1

"Dsarii-ma, guests of the house."

2

"Dsarii-ma, visitors. Would you like something else from me?"

3

"Most of our clan members are always hunting for wild animals such as krondirs or warniaks. I haven't participated in the hunt for three years. I'm too old for that: I've already reached my 38th year, you know. Recently, the Clan offered to propose me to the council for the Sebai ritual. I was greatly honored, but I declined." {WORDcouncil}{WORDSebai}{WORDclan}{WORDwarniak}{WORDkrondir}{BLOK010} "You would decline the ritual, Krinn? May we ask why?"

4

"That is a matter of my personal beliefs. In general, it is assumed that a newborn does not have its own personality. Nevertheless, to me it would seem as if I were extinguishing a life.
Apart from that, I've had a full life and do not fear it's end."

5

"As I explained to you, I would rather stay in this beautiful house because of my age." {WORDhouse}

6

"Because of my extensive experience, I can teach the young hunters everything they need, including hunting for predators such as krondirs and warniaks." {WORDkrondir}{WORDwarniak}

7

"As you already know, I teach the young hunters everything they need to survive and to hunt successfully."

8

"Oh yes, I have heard of Akiir's murder. Good luck on your hunt!"

9

"Farewell."

10

"The warniak is a giant winged vertebrate. It has a frightfully poisonous stinger on its rear end. Its poison can cripple or drive the wounded person insane.

Nevertheless, warniaks are hunted a lot because their bodies contain a spherical mineral supply used for healing medicine. The traders pay high prices for warniak spheres!"

11

"A krondir is a giant predator that usually runs on two legs. It is very strong and a frightful opponent. Fortunately, for the most part, krondirs are solitary animals. Their meat is almost inedible and mostly used as bait for other predators. However, the krondir has a structure similar to our Trii on the horn on its forehead, which is a very cherished ornament. You can get a good price for it."{WORDTrii}

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"{BLOK000}Actually, I am a huntress. But now my husband and I take care of the Clan's business affairs."

1

"Dsarii-ma, guests. I am Larina, Wrinn's wife. I've already been told that you are willing to help us in our financial difficulties, and I'd like to thank you for that."{BLOK010} "We have to thank you for your help, Larina. Would it be indiscreet to ask what caused the financial problems?"{BLOK011}"Pardon me if this is too personal, but what do you think about the fact that your spouse is a Sebai?"{WORDmarriage}{WORDSebai}

2

"Oh, certainly you have some right to know. Of course, I must ask you to keep this between us.
There is really no specific reason, but in recent years the Clan's expenses were simply too high. You see, Wrinn is an outstanding Clan leader, otherwise he would not have become a Sebai, but he values the public image of our Clan. There was a great festival after the Sebai ritual, and some house expansions by the Dji-Fadh, which were very expensive, especially the great fountain."{WORDDji-Fadh}{WORDSebai}

3

"I consider it a great honor to be the wife of a Sebai. The body, which Wrinn now inhabits, is a child which he and I created - an ideal combination. Moreover, Wrinn married me when I was very young and now I'm looking forward to many more years at his side."

4

"Oh, by the way: I wish you good luck in hunting for Akiir's murderer!"

5

"Dsarii-ma. Can I help you?"

6

"Live well, guests of the South Wind Clan."

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{BLOK000}"As a historian, I have been an advisor to the council and the Sebainah for a very long time."{WORDcouncil}{WORDSebainah}

1

"Dsarii-ma, foreign visitors. My name is Frill, and I serve the council as a scholar in history. What horrible events you had to go through! I am sure it is not easy for strangers to be subjected to our laws!"

2

"I am trying to help them in any way I can, Sebai-Giz Frill!"

3

"Naturally, Drirr. They are in good hands with you.

I know you are pressed for time, but just to satisfy my curiosity, I would like you to tell me the story of how you arrived on Nakiridaani.

{INK 001} Filled with a strange feeling of trust towards the old Iskai, Tom tells Frill about their origin, the trip, and the humans' original intentions on this planet

.{INK 002}"Very astonishing. It's ironic that you knew nothing about the presence of other humans here until you saw this frightful murder.
Now, can I possibly provide you with any information?"{BLOK010}"From your title, I take it that you have gone through the Sebai ritual 20 times. Therefore, are you actually over 600 years old?" {BLOK011}"What is the history between humans and Iskai on this world?"{BLOK012}"Do you have any idea who could have ordered Akiir's murder?"

4

"That is true. My interest in this world and its history keeps me from getting weary of life, as so often happens with Sebai. And it is my knowledge which keeps causing the council to make me a candidate."{WORDSebai}

5

"The time when humans first appeared is hidden in the darkness of history even for me. However, unlike many others, I do not believe they originally came from this world: You have confirmed my theory.
However, relations between humans and Iskai have not always been peaceful, especially during the early centuries after humans arrived. There were repeated wars with the Iskai. Apparently, these early humans considered it normal to take territory by force. However, as time went on, the conflicts became less frequent...the last altercation was over 156 years ago. However, our race is inclined to forget quickly, while humans, I believe, have changed their ways somewhat over the centuries. They have developed cultures that differ more than is normal for the Iskai. As far as I know, Iskai and humans live fairly peacefully together now."{WORDcultures}

6

"A difficult question. A similar event happened more than 240 years ago. It involved a powerful Iskai merchant who became very involved with human affairs. Akiir had no relations with human beings. Therefore, only an Iskai could have given the orders. But why anyone could have had a reason for such horrible behavior is a complete riddle to me."

7

"Dsarii-ma, my friends. Is there something else I can do to help solve the crime?"{WORDcultures}

8

          • Perhaps Frill will only be seen again among the Enlightened Ones!?!****

9

"As far as I know, not all human beings live according to the customs of their forefathers, the way those on the island closest to us do.

Then there are the Kenget Kamulos, famous warriors, who are often hired as assassins. One of their members is responsible for carrying out Akiir's murder. Apart from them, I know of the Umajo and Beloveno's inhabitants."{WORDKenget Kamulos}{WORDBeloveno}{WORDUmajo}

10

"Kenget Kamulos can be loosely translated as "The Footsoldiers of Kamulos," Kamulos being the name of their supreme deity. As far as I know, they are divided into two groups: the warriors and the mages, who are supposedly very powerful when it comes to battle and destruction. Exactly where they are found is one of their secrets. Apparently, they are convinced that they are the only ones who maintain their forefathers' true warrior ideals."

11

"Beloveno is a harbor city in the south of the great continent far northeast of here. We call this land Trenkiriidan, and the humans call it Maini. Both humans and Iskai live there. Beloveno itself is inhabited mostly by humans, but also some Iskai. The city lives primarily from trading. If I remember correctly, Drirr's mother is from Beloveno. He can certainly tell you something about this city."

12

"I don't know a lot about these people. They live in a fortified city which controls a straight on an important sea route. For hundreds of years they have lived from the tolls they raise there. I hear they have become decadent."

13

"In the dry land far to the east live some humans devoted to producing valuable metals. They know rituals for placating the Goddess, who is offended by this digging for metals. They produce weapons, many different crafted implements, and jewelry, and export these all over the world. We also get many metals from them. A long time ago, their monopoly was so strong that regular wars broke out among the humans. Even today there are no great smiths among the humans who are not under the Umajos' influence. It is said that they set the assassins of the Kenget Kamulos against their competitors, but that is only a rumor."

14

"Frill, are you sure that digging for raw materials raises the Goddess' wrath?'

15

"You know our language well enough that I can hear the doubt in your voice, Rainiir. This is not a question of belief, my friend. We have tried many times to get valuable metals from the earth. It has always caused catastrophes, earthquakes, or appearances of horrible beings. These are not rumors, but things I have actually experienced. No, be assured that I can tell superstition from reality very well."

16

"Strange, Driscoll, that someone who is as educated as Frill, would cling to such convictions."

17

"Hmm, I agree. He inspires confidence, but somehow I get the impression the old boy knows even more than he tells us. However, we better start talking Iskai again."

18

{INK 001}{LEAD}{NAME} shows Frill the decorative dagger and explains where it came from. Frill says:

{INK 002}"A strange piece from ancient times. This dagger is definitely over 150 years old. I'm no expert in these things, but I wouldn't be surprised if it had a magical effect.

The family of Bradir, the new head of the Former guild, owned this dagger. Strange that the murderer possessed this valuable weapon."

19

"As I said, at one time the dagger belonged to the family of Bradir, who succeeded Akiir as head of the Former guild."

20

"That's my name, you're right."

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{BLOK000}"Dsarii-ma. My name is Nisrii, council member and Tri-Nadh. I am responsible for the laws."{WORDlaws}{WORDTri-Nadh}

1

"Dsarii-ma. Can I help you?"

2

"I assume that you pose this question for the benefit of your human companions, {LEAD}{NAME}."

3

"Tri-Nadh are people who, when touching someone else's Trii, can not only can sense their feelings, but also entire thoughts. Most make these special gifts available only to the council circle concerned with the law. For example, in important agreements, they check the contract partner's sincerity."{WORDlaws}

4

"I wish you luck in your hunt for Akiir's murderers."

5

"I wish you luck on your journeys."

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{BLOK000}"Didn't I say that? I work as a scribe in the council circles."

1

"Dsarii-ma, visitors. I am a scribe here in the council circles. Can I help you?"{BLOK010} "Exactly what does a scribe do?"{BLOK011}"Those are beautiful clothes you're wearing."

2

"Dsarii-ma, visitors."

3

"Many decisions are made in the council circles every day. All of them must be written down, which is exactly what I do. It is not a particularly exciting job, but it is highly regarded."

4

"I am surprised that you, a human, have an eye for that. Oh, forgive me, I didn't mean to just blurt that out. I'm pleased by your remark. You know, I used to go around naked, but recently I've wanted to be a bit provocative. So now I wear clothing."{WORDnaked}

5

"Oh, thank you very much. You know, I used to go around naked, but recently I've wanted to be a bit provocative. So I wear clothing now."{WORDnaked}

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{BLOK000}"I take care of the council building and its inhabitants. For example, I make sure there are sufficient supplies and that the building is in good shape."

1

"Dsarii-ma and welcome to the council building."

2

"Dsarii-ma! Oh what a horrible deed your fellow humans did in this noble house! And I almost had the fleeing human in my grasp!"{BLOK010}"Did you see anything at the murder scene that could help us, Vris?"

3

"Nothing, except that the murderer may have fled in a southwest direction.

And he had this strange smell, like seeds. I went through all the spices in my kitchen without finding anything similar."

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{BLOK000}"I'm the Sebainah of Nakiridaani, so I'm the president of the council."{WORDcouncil}{WORDSebainah}{WORDSebai}

1

"Dsarii-ma, strange visitors. I am happy you have recovered from your wounds.
My name is Janiis, I'm the Sebainah of Nakiridaani and president of the council. During my time in office, I am responsible for the well- being of our people. Although your vehicle almost killed you, the hunters' descriptions of appearance were very impressive. I didn't know that there was such powerful magic. Please understand that I need to talk with you so I can learn more about your people and their intentions."


{INK 001} Tom exchanges a glance with Rainer Hofstedt and begins to speak: {INK 002}"I see no reason to not tell you the reason for our presence openly, Sebainah Janiis. First, you must know that my people have reached a stage of technical development which allows them to travel between the planets..."
{INK 001}Tom relates all of the events, often interrupted by Janiis' questions. Finally, Tom finishes with the crash landing of the shuttle on Nakiridaani.
{INK 002}"An astounding story, Tom Driscoll. The power of the machines of your people is awe-inspiring, although apparently they are not free of errors. At least this explains the presence of your people here. I wouldn't have believed that you came from a different world."
{INK 001}Tom:
{INK 002}"You surely understand that we must return to our ship as soon as possible so we can relay our experiences here. We don't know where the Toronto has landed, but I assume word will get around when such a giant machine lands."
{INK 001} Janiis: {INK 002}"I am quite ready to help you get transportation to the next island. Maybe someone there has heard of your world ship. Naturally, I also hope that you reach your goal so that you can explain that this is in no way a lifeless world."
{INK 001}Tom: {INK 002}"Don't worry. The people on board our ship are not blind."
{INK 001} Janiis:{INK 002} "To be frank, it is incumbent of me to have good relations with such an apparently powerful culture like yours.
Therefore, let me propose something to you, Tom and Rainer. In two days, there will be a small ceremony here. The occasion is my great-great-grandson's coming of age. At that time, he will be introduced into society as an adult.
On the day after the festival, everything will be ready for your journey. What do you think about that?"

{INK 001}Tom:
{INK 002}"We are surprised by your generosity, Sebainah Janiis. Of course, we will be pleased to accept your offer."

{INK 001}Janiis:
{INK 002}"Very well. Use these two days to get to know the city and our people better. Of course, I wouldn't recommend your leaving the city without an escort, the forests can be very dangerous.
Do you have anything else that you'd like to talk to me about?"{WORDcouncil}{WORDSebainah}{WORDSebai}{BLOK010}"Where should we go to learn more about your culture?"

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{INK 001}Tom:
{INK 002}"Thank you for your understanding, Janiis. In fact, there is something I would like to mention."

{INK 001}Tom reports about the expulsion from the Clan of the South Wind Hunters.

{INK 001} "We are now without means."

{INK 001}Janiis:

{INK 002} "Permit me to say that your behavior with Sebai-li Wrinn might not have been very tactful, especially when you consider that this clan saved your lives. However, I don't judge strange people's actions. Please take this gold. With this, you should be able to live carefree until you leave."

3

"The council of Jirinaar is the government of all Nakiridaani. The Sebai of the clans sit in the council and every five years they choose the Sebainah, who is the president of the council.
I am ruling our people at the present time. However, for important decisions, I require the permission of the council.
The council forms so- called council circles, that is, groups of people who are led by at least one council member in order to tend to specific tasks, for instance the Sebai selection, conflicts, or family situations such as divorces."{WORDSebai}{WORDNakiridaani}

4

"As I've already explained to you, the council of Jirinaar is the government of all Nakiridaani." {WORDNakiridaani}

5

"Naturally, as head of the council, the Sebainah has great influence. In times of crisis, the council could even grant me special powers and I would be mistress over life and death on Nakiridaani during the time of the crisis.
However, in normal times I cooperate with the council. Of course, I have two votes in the council and can cast the deciding vote in case of ties."{WORDNakiridaani}

6

"Didn't I already explain that? The Sebainah is the head of the council and rules the Iskai of Nakiridaani for five years."

7

"The Sebai ritual is the most powerful magical act which we are capable of. It can be performed by anyone, however slight his magical talent.
You must know that the Trii of a newborn has very special abilities during the first week. If an adult touches the newborn's Trii against his, he can transfer his entire self into the spirit of the child. He or she can begin life anew; the body of the adult dies at the time of the ceremony.
Naturally, it is forbidden to perform the ritual without the council circle's approval. Besides the abduction of a newborn, this is the worst crime there is! According to our laws, the criminal and his entire family are punished by death.
Only a few special people, the Chosen, can undergo the ritual. Further, the ritual cannot be carried out without the newborn's mother's consent. Usually it is the partner or sister of the Chosen one.

If the ritual is performed, the Chosen one receives the title of Sebai, followed by a number which indicates how often he or she has been through the ritual. I, personally, am permitted to undergo the ritual two times." {WORDTrii}

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"The ritual is very difficult for humans to understand. Listen carefully: the Sebai ritual is the most powerful magical act which we are capable of. It can be performed by anyone, however slight his magical talent.
You must know that the Trii of a newborn has very special abilities during the first week. If an adult touches the newborn's Trii against his, he can transfer his entire self into the spirit of the child. He or she can begin life anew; the body of the adult dies at the time of the ceremony.
Naturally, it is forbidden to perform the ritual without the council circle's approval. Besides the abduction of a newborn, this is the worst crime there is! According to our laws, the criminal and his entire family are punished by death.
Only a few special people, the Chosen, can undergo the ritual. Further, the ritual cannot be carried out without the newborn's mother's consent. Usually it is the partner or sister of the Chosen one.

If the ritual is performed, the Chosen one receives the title of Sebai, followed by a number which indicates how often he or she has been through the ritual. I, personally, am permitted to undergo the ritual two times." {WORDTrii}

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"Dsarii-ma, my guests. Do you want to speak to me?"{BLOK010}"Where should we go to learn about your culture?"

10

"I wish you a happy time in our city."

11

"Well, for example, you could speak to the leaders of two of our most important guilds:

Akiir, of the guild of the Dji-Fadh, who are also called the Formers. Their guild house is in the northwest part of the city.

And Fasiir, who leads the guild of the Dji-Kas. You will find him in the Dji-Kas guild house southwest of the city.

However, you can also get to know the Iskai just by speaking with us."

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{BLOK000}"I am the Sebainah of Nakiridaani, which makes me the president of the council."

1

"Dsarii-ma, my guests. I hope your hunt is successful."

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"The council of Jirinaar is the government of all Nakiridaani. The Sebai of the clans sit in the council and every five years they choose the Sebainah, who is the president of the council.
I am ruling our people at the present time. However, for important decisions, I require the permission of the council.
The council forms so- called council circles, that is, groups of people who are led by at least one council member in order to tend to specific tasks, for instance the Sebai selection, conflicts, or family situations such as divorces."

4

"As I already explained to you, the council of Jirinaar is the government of all of Nakiridaani."

5

"Naturally, as head of the council, the Sebainah has great influence. In times of crisis, the council could even grant me special powers and I would be mistress over life and death on Nakiridaani during the time of the crisis.
However, in normal times I cooperate with the council. Of course, I have two votes in the council and can cast the deciding vote in case of ties."

6

"Didn't I already explain that? The Sebainah is the head of the council and rules the Iskai of Nakiridaani for five years."

7

"The Sebai ritual is the most powerful magical act which we are capable of. It can be performed by anyone, however slight his magical talent.
You must know that the Trii of a newborn has very special abilities during the first week. If an adult touches the newborn's Trii against his, he can transfer his entire self into the spirit of the child. He or she can begin life anew; the body of the adult dies at the time of the ceremony.
Naturally, it is forbidden to perform the ritual without the council circle's approval. Besides the abduction of a newborn, this is the worst crime there is! According to our laws, the criminal and his entire family are punished by death.
Only a few special people, the Chosen, can undergo the ritual. Further, the ritual cannot be carried out without the newborn's mother's consent. Usually it is the partner or sister of the Chosen one.

If the ritual is performed, the Chosen one receives the title of Sebai, followed by a number which indicates how often he or she has been through the ritual. I, personally, am permitted to undergo the ritual two times."

8

"The ritual is very difficult for humans to understand. Listen carefully: the Sebai ritual is the most powerful magical act which we are capable of. It can be performed by anyone, however slight his magical talent.
You must know that the Trii of a newborn has very special abilities during the first week. If an adult touches the newborn's Trii against his, he can transfer his entire self into the spirit of the child. He or she can begin life anew; the body of the adult dies at the time of the ceremony.
Naturally, it is forbidden to perform the ritual without the council circle's approval. Besides the abduction of a newborn, this is the worst crime there is! According to our laws, the criminal and his entire family are punished by death.
Only a few special people, the Chosen, can undergo the ritual. Further, the ritual cannot be carried out without the newborn's mother's consent. Usually it is the partner or sister of the Chosen one.

If the ritual is performed, the Chosen one receives the title of Sebai, followed by a number which indicates how often he or she has been through the ritual. I, personally, am permitted to undergo the ritual two times."

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"Dsarii-ma, my guests. I hope your hunt is successful."

10

"This is a valuable item. You say the murderer is dead and had this with him? Interesting! Perhaps this can give us a clue about who ordered the crime.

You should speak with Sebai-Giz Frill, he knows a lot about these type of artifacts. You will find him in his room, in the upper area of the council building's east wing."

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"You should speak with Sebai-Giz Frill about the dagger. You can find him in the east half of this building, remember?"

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{BLOK000}"Your question astounds me. Don't you know that I am the Sebainah of Nakiridaani, president of the council?"

1

"Dsarii-ma, my human friends. Well, Tom? Are you ready for your journey? The ship is ready for you."{BLOK010}"Yes, Sebainah Janiis. I think we have to leave your beautiful city."{BLOK011}"We would like to stay here a little while longer."

2

"Oh, I don't want to force you. It pleases me that you are enjoying your stay with us. Now please excuse me, I have a lot of work to do."

3

"The council of Jirinaar is the government of all Nakiridaani. The Sebai of the clans sit in the council and every five years they choose the Sebainah, who is the president of the council.
I am ruling our people at the present time. However, for important decisions, I require the permission of the council.
The council forms so- called council circles, that is, groups of people who are led by at least one council member in order to tend to specific tasks, for instance the Sebai selection, conflicts, or family situations such as divorces."

4

"As I already explained to you, the council of Jirinaar is the government of all of Nakiridaani."

5

"Naturally, as head of the council, the Sebainah has great influence. In times of crisis, the council could even grant me special powers and I would be mistress over life and death on Nakiridaani during the time of the crisis.
However, in normal times I cooperate with the council. Of course, I have two votes in the council and can cast the deciding vote in case of ties."

6

"Didn't I already explain that? The Sebainah is the head of the council and rules the Iskai of Nakiridaani for five years."

7

"The Sebai ritual is the most powerful magical act which we are capable of. It can be performed by anyone, however slight his magical talent.
You must know that the Trii of a newborn has very special abilities during the first week. If an adult touches the newborn's Trii against his, he can transfer his entire self into the spirit of the child. He or she can begin life anew; the body of the adult dies at the time of the ceremony.
Naturally, it is forbidden to perform the ritual without the council circle's approval. Besides the abduction of a newborn, this is the worst crime there is! According to our laws, the criminal and his entire family are punished by death.
Only a few special people, the Chosen, can undergo the ritual. Further, the ritual cannot be carried out without the newborn's mother's consent. Usually it is the partner or sister of the Chosen one.

If the ritual is performed, the Chosen one receives the title of Sebai, followed by a number which indicates how often he or she has been through the ritual. I, personally, am permitted to undergo the ritual two times."

8

"The ritual is very difficult for humans to understand. Listen carefully: the Sebai ritual is the most powerful magical act which we are capable of. It can be performed by anyone, however slight his magical talent.
You must know that the Trii of a newborn has very special abilities during the first week. If an adult touches the newborn's Trii against his, he can transfer his entire self into the spirit of the child. He or she can begin life anew; the body of the adult dies at the time of the ceremony.
Naturally, it is forbidden to perform the ritual without the council circle's approval. Besides the abduction of a newborn, this is the worst crime there is! According to our laws, the criminal and his entire family are punished by death.
Only a few special people, the Chosen, can undergo the ritual. Further, the ritual cannot be carried out without the newborn's mother's consent. Usually it is the partner or sister of the Chosen one.

If the ritual is performed, the Chosen one receives the title of Sebai, followed by a number which indicates how often he or she has been through the ritual. I, personally, am permitted to undergo the ritual two times."

9

{INK 001}Tom answers:{INK 002}{BLOK010}"Oh, I forgot! Thanks a lot for reminding me. Janiis, excuse me, but there's something we still have to do."{BLOK011}"We have more important things to do. I would like to reach the Toronto as fast as possible."

10

"I can only hope that your promises to your friends are more reliable..."

11

"So you want to go? I hope that in spite of the sad accident with Akiir, you have a good impression of Jirinaar."{BLOK010}"We have experienced a lot and your people no longer appears as alien to me as they did a short time ago. It is hard for me to say good-bye, so I think we better go right away."{BLOK011}"Now that I think about it, maybe I would like to stay a little while longer, Janiis."

12

"Your words make me glad, Tom Driscoll. Now, I will have someone take you to your ship, and I wish you a good and successful journey!"

13

"Dsarii-ma, Tom! How good to see you again! Tell me, how'd it go with you?"

{INK 001}Tom briefly summarizes what he and his companions have experienced. Janiis is fascinated.

14

"Dsarii-ma, my friends. Can I do something for you?"

15

"Excuse my interruption, Janiis, but I would like to speak to Tom briefly. Didn't we promise Argim, the Essence of the old Former place, that we would give him a music crystal?"

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{BLOK000}"I am a Sebai-li of the Red Wood Clan, and council member."{WORDclan}

1

"Dsarii-ma."

2

"Dsarii-ma, hunters of Akiir's murderers."

3

"Our Clan is primarily concerned with trade."{WORDtrade}

4

"Do you have a poor memory? As I said, our Clan is involved in trade."

5

"We trade goods within Nakiridaani, but also with distant cities like Beloveno."{WORDBeloveno}{WORDNakiridaani}

6

"Forgot already? We trade goods within Nakiridaani, but also with distant cities like Beloveno." {WORDBeloveno}{WORDNakiridaani}

7

"That is a harbor city, far east of here."

8

"As I already said: That is a harbor city far east of here."

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{BLOK000}"In addition to my work as scribe, I also have a passable talent as Tri-Nadh." {WORDTri-Nadh}{WORDwriter}

1

"Dsarii-ma. Can I help you?"

2

"I assume that you pose this question for the benefit of your human companions, {LEAD}{NAME}."

3

"Tri-Nadh are people who, when they touch the Trii of another, can not only feel that person's feelings, but also read all of their thoughts. For the most part, these particularly talented individuals make themselves available to the council circle for laws. For example, in the case of important agreements, they check the contract partners' sincerity."{WORDTrii}

4

"I wish you luck in your hunt for Akiir's murderers."

5

"Many small and large decisions are made here in the council circles. In order to keep control, we must write a lot down. I like this work very much, even if most find it very strange."

6

"As I already explained to you, I keep records in order to ease the council circles' work."

7

"Farewell."

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{BLOK000}"Right now, I am still Dra Dji-Kas, but I'm right on the threshold of becoming Stri."{WORDDra}{WORDStri}{WORDDji-Kas}

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2

"Our magic is deeply rooted in this world. For example, all of our spells require us to concentrate our spiritual forces in a special kind of seed. We are also proud of the diversity of our craft. We know magic for creating and destroying, for injuring and for healing.
As a sign of our guild, we wear a special colored pattern on our pelts. The leader of the Dji-Kas is Sebai-fre Fasiir. He spends his entire time in the guild house."{WORDseed}{WORDhealing}{WORDFasiir}{WORDguild house}

3

"Sebai-fre Fasiir has directed our guild for over 120 years. He is a living legend among the Dji-Kas and an outstanding teacher."

4

"It is not the seed itself which develops the magic effect, but the spirit of the Dji-Kas which is used to find its focus. The seeds come from a strange plant called Triifalai, that means 'Trii of the Goddess.' They are sold in the guild house."{WORDTrii}{WORDGoddess}

5

"Right at the entrance to the guild house you find Stri Rejira, a Mistress of the Healing Art. She will heal your injuries."

6

"This is the name of a plant which produces seeds we greatly value. {WORDseed}"

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8

"Oh, the builders. The relationship between our guilds is sometimes a bit troubled. Our diverse craft attracts some of their most talented members. And who can blame them? Who wants to put all of his efforts into building houses, no matter how beautiful they are? Perhaps the Dji-Fadh are also angry because we built our guild house without their help."{WORDguild}

9

"The guild house has been in the southwestern corner of Jirinaar for a long time. It was built by the Dji-Kas and houses many guild members and all Dra."{WORDDra}

10

"Akiir is my father. Unfortunately, right now our relationship is a bit tense. He was, to put it gently, not pleased that I entered the Dji-Kas guild. My father's guild, the Dji-Fadh, has been competing with the Dji- Kas guild for ages.

I hope he will accept my decision over time."

11

"Let me thank you once more for having freed us from the suspicion of murdering Akiir!"

12

"Akiir is the chief of the Formers, a guild which is, for the most part, at odds with us. Especially Akiir doesn't go out of his way to avoid conflicts."{WORDFormer}

13

"You don't know Fasiir as well as those like me who deal with him on a daily basis. He would never have ordered such a crime! But I doubt you'll believe the words of a member of his guild."

14

"I am really grateful that you have cleared his name."

15

"I know nothing about a murder."

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"Dsarii-ma! How good to see you. I've heard about your being in the city." {BLOK010}"Your cheerfulness is infectious, Sira. Is there a special reason for it?"{BLOK011}"I hope you've only heard good things about us!"

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"Oh, they tell me I have a happy nature. Also, I have recently learned from Sebai Fasiir that I may take the examination for the lowest rank of a Stri-Dji-Kas.
I'm so happy about that because I haven't been with the Dji- Kas all that long. I have always looked for something I'm good at. Now it has turned out to be magic, and I'm very happy about that."{WORDFasiir}{WORDStri}{WORDDji-Kas}{WORDSebai}

23

"To be honest, I had imagined you to be more terrible since I had heard that you were, for some reason, no longer welcome at the South Wind Clan."

24

"You may look strange, but somehow I also find you sympathetic."

25

"Dsarii-ma! Do you want to chat some more?"

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{BLOK000}"I am a Dra, but, hopefully, not for much longer..."

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2

"Our magic is deeply rooted in this world. For example, all of our spells require us to concentrate our spiritual forces in a special kind of seed. We are also proud of the diversity of our craft. We know magic for creating and destroying, for injuring and for healing.
As a sign of our guild, we wear a special colored pattern on our pelts. The leader of the Dji-Kas is Sebai-fre Fasiir. He spends his entire time in the guild house."{WORDseed}{WORDhealing}{WORDFasiir}{WORDguild house}

3

"Sebai-fre Fasiir has directed our guild for over 120 years. He is a living legend among the Dji-Kas and an outstanding teacher."

4

"It is not the seed itself which develops the magic effect, but the spirit of the Dji-Kas which is used to find its focus. The seeds come from a strange plant called Triifalai, that means 'Trii of the Goddess.' They are sold in the guild house."{WORDTrii}{WORDGoddess}

5

"Right at the entrance to the guild house you find Stri Rejira, a Mistress of the Healing Art. She will heal your injuries."

6

"This is the name of a plant which produces seeds we greatly value. {WORDseed}"

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8

"Oh, the builders. The relationship between our guilds is sometimes a bit troubled. Our diverse craft attracts some of their most talented members. And who can blame them? Who wants to put all of his efforts into building houses, no matter how beautiful they are? Perhaps the Dji-Fadh are also angry because we built our guild house without their help."{WORDguild}

9

"The guild house has been in the southwestern corner of Jirinaar for a long time. It was built by the Dji-Kas and houses many guild members and all Dra."{WORDDra}

10

"We never ordered Akiir's murder! Kriis lied, the Goddess knows why. We have no reason to do such a shameful thing!"{WORDGoddess}

11

"Let me thank you once more for having freed us from the suspicion of murdering Akiir!"

12

"Akiir is the chief of the Formers, a guild which is, for the most part, at odds with us. Especially Akiir doesn't go out of his way to avoid conflicts."{WORDFormer}

13

"You don't know Fasiir as well as those like me who deal with him on a daily basis. He would never have ordered such a crime! But I doubt you'll believe the words of a member of his guild."

14

"I am really grateful that you have cleared his name."

15

"I know nothing about a murder."

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"Dsarii-ma, strangers."

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"Hmm, that fellow didn't appear to be in a good mood, don't you think Hofstedt?"

23

{INK 001}Kriis doesn't answer, but just glances sullenly at {LEAD}{NAME}.

24

"Agreed. But after all, not everyone can be in a good mood. The Iskai seem to be even more emotional than humans."

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{BLOK000} "I have the honor of being the head of the Dji-Kas."

1

"I think he's a friend of Akiir."

2

"Our magic is deeply rooted in this world. For example, we use a specific type of seed, concentrated with our spiritual forces, to cast spells. We are proud of our diverse art. We know magic that can create and destroy, injure and heal.
You can recognize our guild members by the colored pattern on their pelts." {WORDseed}{WORDhealing}{WORDFasiir}{WORDguild house}

3

{INK 001} Fasiir acts amused. {INK 002} "Well, you are talking to him!"

4

"It is not the seed itself which develops the magic effect, but the spirit of the Dji-Kas which is used to find its focus. The seeds come from a strange plant called Triifalai, that means 'Trii of the Goddess.' They are sold in the guild house."{WORDTrii}{WORDGoddess}

5

"Right at the entrance to the guild house you find Stri Rejira, a Mistress of the Healing Art. She will heal your injuries."

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"This is the name of a plant which produces seeds we greatly value. {WORDseed}"

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"Oh, the builders. The relationship between our guilds is troubled sometimes. Many of their talented members feel attracted to our art, and transfer to our guild. I must also confess that I don't get along well with Akiir, the Stri of the Formers. There are old rivalries between us." {WORDguild}{WORDAkiir}

9

"The guild house has been in the southwestern corner of Jirinaar for a long time. It was built by the Dji-Kas and houses many guild members and all Dra."{WORDDra}

10

"We never ordered Akiir's murder! Kriis lied, the Goddess knows why. We have no reason to do such a shameful thing!"{WORDGoddess}

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"Let me thank you once more for having freed us from the suspicion of murdering Akiir!"

12

"Akiir is the chief of the Formers, a guild which is, for the most part, at odds with us. Especially Akiir doesn't go out of his way to avoid conflicts."{WORDFormer}

13

"You don't know Fasiir as well as those like me who deal with him on a daily basis. He would never have ordered such a crime! But I doubt you'll believe the words of a member of his guild."

14

"I am really grateful that you have cleared his name."

15

"I know nothing about a murder."

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"Dsarii-ma and welcome to the house of the Dji-Kas. May I present myself: Fasiir, senior Stri of the Dji-Kas and Sebai-fre.
I've heard about the impressive, yet ultimately disastrous, magic of your flying machine. As you can imagine, I am very interested in talking to you. Can you briefly explain how your magic works?" {BLOK010} "I'd be glad to try, Fasiir." {BLOK011} "I don't think I could explain it successfully."

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"I thank you for your willingness to satisfy my curiosity."

{INK 001}{LEAD}{NAME} begins to speak.
{INK 002} "We call it technology. There are advanced machines which enable us to travel through the air and from world to world. They are based primarily on simple principles, however..."

{INK 001} It is a long explanation, often interrupted by Fasiir's surprisingly discerning questions. Then he says:

{INK 002} "That is astonishing. If I understand correctly, your machines draw energy from matter, without having to resort to spiritual or magical means!"

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{INK 001} Rainer interjects. {INK 002} "Excuse me, Fasiir. I have heard you and other Iskai talk about magic, and it doesn't seem to fit in with the otherwise open nature of your people. We have relegated magic to the realm of superstition hundreds of years ago and..."

{INK 001} Fasiir:
{INK 002} "Now I understand! So, you believe magic to be a superstitious belief which we use to understand the laws of the world! Believe me, that is not correct! You must come from a strange world, one that only knows about energy from matter. Let me demonstrate something to you! Please follow me into our experiment room!"

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"As you say. Naturally, you have the right to keep your secrets to yourself. Please excuse me, I have other things to do."

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"Oh, I see you need our healing powers! Please, quickly go to the room near the entrance. They will help you there!"

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"Dsarii-ma." {BLOK010} "Excuse us if we have offended you, Sebai-fre. I will gladly try to explain our 'magic' if you think it's worth your while." {BLOK011} "Excuse me, we have to go."

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"Dsarii-ma, visitors. Can I do something else for you? I hope you don't want a second demonstration. After all, I'm not getting any younger, hir hir!"

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"Akiir! There was an incident many years ago, and since then we have been enemies. Something happened between us that... Pardon me, but I'd rather not talk about it."

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"As I have already said, I don't want to talk about our enmity."

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{INK 001} Tom interjects: {INK 002}

"Excuse me, Fasiir. I have heard you and other Iskai talk about magic, and it doesn't seem to fit in with the otherwise open nature of your people. We have relegated magic to the realm of superstition hundreds of years ago..."

{INK 001} Fasiir:
{INK 002} "Now I understand! So, you believe magic to be a superstitious belief which we use to understand the laws of the world! Believe me, that is not correct! You must come from a strange world, one that only knows about energy from matter. Let me demonstrate something to you! Please follow me into our experiment room!"

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"The most beautiful part of magic is that it can create things, even if it is only everyday objects.

See here!"

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"Driscoll, I... Did you see that? That is... I mean...

I'm going crazy! The tree is real! That was no trick!"

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"That is really something! These guys are no fakes, that's for sure. That was beyond any growth accelerators."

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"A kingdom for a couple of measuring instruments! They cannot poke fun at the laws of physics!"

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"I see, admittedly with satisfaction, that I was able to eliminate your doubts. I hope you now think a little bit differently of our talents.

It was an honor for me to speak with you, {LEAD}{NAME}. Look around our place some more if you'd like, but for now I must return to my work."

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"In any case, thank you very much for the impressive demonstration of your abilities, Fasiir."

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{BLOK000}"Thanks to you, I am still the head of the Dji-Fadh, friends."

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"You can imagine that I have mixed feelings about him. One should not want to ruin the life of another, even out of friendship."

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"Our magic is deeply rooted in this world. For example, we use a specific type of seed, concentrated with our spiritual forces, to cast spells. We are proud of our diverse art. We know magic that can create and destroy, injure and heal.
You can recognize our guild members by the colored pattern on their pelts." {WORDseed}{WORDhealing}{WORDFasiir}{WORDguild house}

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{INK 001} Fasiir acts amused. {INK 002} "Well, you are talking to him!"

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"It is not the seed itself which develops the magic effect, but the spirit of the Dji-Kas which is used to find its focus. The seeds come from a strange plant called Triifalai, that means 'Trii of the Goddess.' They are sold in the guild house."{WORDTrii}{WORDGoddess}

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"Right at the entrance to the guild house you find Stri Rejira, a Mistress of the Healing Art. She will heal your injuries."

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"This is the name of a plant which produces seeds we greatly value. {WORDseed}"

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"Oh, the builders. The relationship between our guilds is troubled sometimes. Many of their talented members feel attracted to our art, and transfer to our guild. I must also confess that I don't get along well with Akiir, the Stri of the Formers. There are old rivalries between us." {WORDguild}{WORDAkiir}

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"The guild house has been in the southwestern corner of Jirinaar for a long time. It was built by the Dji-Kas and houses many guild members and all Dra."{WORDDra}

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"I am trying to forgive Akiir because he was in an extreme situation. I'm sure he was not himself."

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"Let me thank you once more for having freed us from the suspicion of murdering Akiir!"

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"Akiir is the chief of the Formers, a guild which is, for the most part, at odds with us. Especially Akiir doesn't go out of his way to avoid conflicts."{WORDFormer}

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"That's my name, that's correct."

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"That's my name, that's correct."

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"The murder meant the beginning of a trying time for me. Fortunately, my friends, you were able to clear everything up."

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"Dsarii-ma, friends! First, let me thank you for clearing up that horrible matter with Akiir! He must have been quite upset when he heard of his impending death!
However, thanks to you, my name is cleared. I will never be able to repay you for what you have done for me, but please accept this small token of my appreciation. It might help you on your journeys. I have kept it under lock and key for a long time since it is such a dangerous weapon. It was probably produced by a human magician. However, I am sure it is in good hands with you."

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"Can I help you in any other way, friends?" {WORDBradir}{WORDAkiir}{BLOK010}{INK 001} Sira: {INK 002} "I would like to increase my knowledge, Fasiir."

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"Can I help you in any other way, friends?" {WORDBradir}{WORDAkiir}

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"Dsarii-ma and welcome, friends. Can I help you in any way?" {WORDBradir}{WORDAkiir}{BLOK010}{INK 001} Sira: {INK 002} "I would like to increase my knowledge, Fasiir."

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"Kriis, that miserable skorrek! He's still in the custody of the Stiriik. It's a difficult case. I find his behavior unforgivable, to put it mildly."

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"Dsarii-ma and welcome, friends. Can I help you?" {WORDBradir}{WORDAkiir}

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"Why yes, Sira, I will be glad to teach you. And at no charge, of course."

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{BLOK000} "I am the Stri of the Dji-Kas. My job is primarily healing, especially when it involves the Trii ." {WORDTrii}{WORDhealing}

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"Our magic is deeply rooted in this world. For example, all of our spells require us to concentrate our spiritual forces in a special kind of seed. We are also proud of the diversity of our craft. We know magic for creating and destroying, for injuring and for healing.
As a sign of our guild, we wear a special colored pattern on our pelts. The leader of the Dji-Kas is Sebai-fre Fasiir. He spends his entire time in the guild house."{WORDseed}{WORDhealing}{WORDFasiir}{WORDguild house}

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"Sebai-fre Fasiir has directed our guild for over 120 years. He is a living legend among the Dji-Kas and an outstanding teacher."

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"It is not the seed itself which develops the magic effect, but the spirit of the Dji-Kas which is used to find its focus. The seeds come from a strange plant called Triifalai, that means 'Trii of the Goddess.' They are sold in the guild house."{WORDTrii}{WORDGoddess}

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"Next to the guild house entrance you will find Stri Rejira, a master of the healing art. She will be able to help you better than I. I specialize in injuries of the Trii. {WORDTrii}"

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"This is the name of a plant which produces seeds we greatly value. {WORDseed}"

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"Oh, the builders. The relationship between our guilds is sometimes a bit troubled. Our diverse craft attracts some of their most talented members. And who can blame them? Who wants to put all of his efforts into building houses, no matter how beautiful they are? Perhaps the Dji-Fadh are also angry because we built our guild house without their help."{WORDguild}

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"The guild house has been in the southwestern corner of Jirinaar for a long time. It was built by the Dji-Kas and houses many guild members and all Dra."{WORDDra}

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"We never ordered Akiir's murder! Kriis lied, the Goddess knows why. We have no reason to do such a shameful thing!"{WORDGoddess}

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"Let me thank you once more for having freed us from the suspicion of murdering Akiir!"

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"Akiir is the chief of the Formers, a guild which is, for the most part, at odds with us. Especially Akiir doesn't go out of his way to avoid conflicts."{WORDFormer}

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"You don't know Fasiir as well as those like me who deal with him on a daily basis. He would never have ordered such a crime! But I doubt you'll believe the words of a member of his guild."

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"I am really grateful that you have cleared his name."

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"I know nothing about a murder."

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"Dsarii-ma, foreign visitors."

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"The Trii, which each of us bears on our forehead, is a very special organ. If two people place their Triis against each other, they can feel each other's emotions, and especially gifted individuals can read the other person's thoughts.
It is seen as the center of the spirit. Injuries to the Trii can lead to personality disorders, memory loss, and even death.
I try to treat these type of injuries, even though it is usually extremely difficult. My goal is to achieve a break-through in treating these disorders. By doing that, I ultimately hope to become one of the Chosen." {WORDChosen}

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"Well, as I explained to you before: The Trii, which each of us bears on our forehead, is a very special organ. If two people place their Triis against each other, they can feel each other's emotions, and especially gifted individuals can read the other person's thoughts.
It is seen as the center of the spirit. Injuries to the Trii can lead to personality disorders, memory loss, and even death.
I try to treat these type of injuries, even though it is usually extremely difficult."

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{BLOK000}"Formerly, I was with the Dji-Fadh, but I have been with the Dji-Kas for some time now. I like this type of magic better. Recently I was promoted to Stri of our guild." {WORDDji-Fadh}{WORDDji-Kas}{WORDStri}{WORDguild}

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"Our magic is deeply rooted in this world. For example, all of our spells require us to concentrate our spiritual forces in a special kind of seed. We are also proud of the diversity of our craft. We know magic for creating and destroying, for injuring and for healing.
As a sign of our guild, we wear a special colored pattern on our pelts. The leader of the Dji-Kas is Sebai-fre Fasiir. He spends his entire time in the guild house."{WORDseed}{WORDhealing}{WORDFasiir}{WORDguild house}

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"Sebai-fre Fasiir has directed our guild for over 120 years. He is a living legend among the Dji-Kas and an outstanding teacher."

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"It is not the seed itself which develops the magic effect, but the spirit of the Dji-Kas which is used to find its focus. The seeds come from a strange plant called Triifalai, that means 'Trii of the Goddess.' They are sold in the guild house."{WORDTrii}{WORDGoddess}

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"Right at the entrance to the guild house you find Stri Rejira, a Mistress of the Healing Art. She will heal your injuries."

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"This is the name of a plant which produces seeds we greatly value. {WORDseed}"

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"Oh, the builders. The relationship between our guilds is sometimes a bit troubled. Our diverse craft attracts some of their most talented members. And who can blame them? Who wants to put all of his efforts into building houses, no matter how beautiful they are? Perhaps the Dji-Fadh are also angry because we built our guild house without their help."{WORDguild}

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"The guild house has been in the southwestern corner of Jirinaar for a long time. It was built by the Dji-Kas and houses many guild members and all Dra."{WORDDra}

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"We never ordered Akiir's murder! Kriis lied, the Goddess knows why. We have no reason to do such a shameful thing!"{WORDGoddess}

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"Let me thank you once more for having freed us from the suspicion of murdering Akiir!"

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"Akiir is the chief of the Formers, a guild which is, for the most part, at odds with us. Especially Akiir doesn't go out of his way to avoid conflicts."{WORDFormer}

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"You don't know Fasiir as well as those like me who deal with him on a daily basis. He would never have ordered such a crime! But I doubt you'll believe the words of a member of his guild."

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"I am really grateful that you have cleared his name."

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"I know nothing about a murder."

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{BLOK000}"I recently discovered my magical talents, thank the Goddess, and ever since I have been here as Dra."{WORDmagic}{WORDGoddess}{WORDDra}

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"Our magic is deeply rooted in this world. For example, all of our spells require us to concentrate our spiritual forces in a special kind of seed. We are also proud of the diversity of our craft. We know magic for creating and destroying, for injuring and for healing.
As a sign of our guild, we wear a special colored pattern on our pelts. The leader of the Dji-Kas is Sebai-fre Fasiir. He spends his entire time in the guild house."{WORDseed}{WORDhealing}{WORDFasiir}{WORDguild house}

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"Sebai-fre Fasiir has directed our guild for over 120 years. He is a living legend among the Dji-Kas and an outstanding teacher."

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"It is not the seed itself which develops the magic effect, but the spirit of the Dji-Kas which is used to find its focus. The seeds come from a strange plant called Triifalai, that means 'Trii of the Goddess.' They are sold in the guild house."{WORDTrii}{WORDGoddess}

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"Right at the entrance to the guild house you find Stri Rejira, a Mistress of the Healing Art. She will heal your injuries."

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"This is the name of a plant which produces seeds we greatly value. {WORDseed}"

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"Oh, the builders. The relationship between our guilds is sometimes a bit troubled. Our diverse craft attracts some of their most talented members. And who can blame them? Who wants to put all of his efforts into building houses, no matter how beautiful they are? Perhaps the Dji-Fadh are also angry because we built our guild house without their help."{WORDguild}

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"The guild house has been in the southwestern corner of Jirinaar for a long time. It was built by the Dji-Kas and houses many guild members and all Dra."{WORDDra}

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"We never ordered Akiir's murder! Kriis lied, the Goddess knows why. We have no reason to do such a shameful thing!"{WORDGoddess}

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"Let me thank you once more for having freed us from the suspicion of murdering Akiir!"

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"Akiir is the chief of the Formers, a guild which is, for the most part, at odds with us. Especially Akiir doesn't go out of his way to avoid conflicts."{WORDFormer}

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"You don't know Fasiir as well as those like me who deal with him on a daily basis. He would never have ordered such a crime! But I doubt you'll believe the words of a member of his guild."

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"I am really grateful that you have cleared his name."

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"I know nothing about a murder."

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{BLOK000}"My greatest talent, for which I am very thankful to the Goddess, is the healing art."{WORDhealing}

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"Our magic is deeply rooted in this world. For example, all of our spells require us to concentrate our spiritual forces in a special kind of seed. We are also proud of the diversity of our craft. We know magic for creating and destroying, for injuring and for healing.
As a sign of our guild, we wear a special colored pattern on our pelts. The leader of the Dji-Kas is Sebai-fre Fasiir. He spends his entire time in the guild house."{WORDseed}{WORDhealing}{WORDFasiir}{WORDguild house}

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"Sebai-fre Fasiir has directed our guild for over 120 years. He is a living legend among the Dji-Kas and an outstanding teacher."

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"It is not the seed itself which develops the magic effect, but the spirit of the Dji-Kas which is used to find its focus. The seeds come from a strange plant called Triifalai, that means 'Trii of the Goddess.' They are sold in the guild house."{WORDTrii}{WORDGoddess}

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"I am thankful for my talent, even if it is bad for my private life. Sometimes I don't leave the guild house all day."{WORDguild house}

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"This is the name of a plant which produces seeds we greatly value. {WORDseed}"

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"Oh, the builders. The relationship between our guilds is sometimes a bit troubled. Our diverse craft attracts some of their most talented members. And who can blame them? Who wants to put all of his efforts into building houses, no matter how beautiful they are? Perhaps the Dji-Fadh are also angry because we built our guild house without their help."{WORDguild}

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"The guild house has been in the southwestern corner of Jirinaar for a long time. It was built by the Dji-Kas and houses many guild members and all Dra."{WORDDra}

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"We never ordered Akiir's murder! Kriis lied, the Goddess knows why. We have no reason to do such a shameful thing!"{WORDGoddess}

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"Let me thank you once more for having freed us from the suspicion of murdering Akiir!"

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"Akiir is the chief of the Formers, a guild which is, for the most part, at odds with us. Especially Akiir doesn't go out of his way to avoid conflicts."{WORDFormer}

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"You don't know Fasiir as well as those like me who deal with him on a daily basis. He would never have ordered such a crime! But I doubt you'll believe the words of a member of his guild."

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"I am really grateful that you have cleared his name."

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"I know nothing about a murder."

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"Dsarii-ma, travelers. Are you looking for someone to heal your wounds?"{BLOK010}"Yes, Rejira, we need your help."{BLOK011}"Actually no, but we would like some medicine."{BLOK012}"No, thank you very much, we just wanted to look around."

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"How nice! People don't drop by often enough."{BLOK010}"Yes, let's have a chat." {BLOK011}"Unfortunately, we have to go, Rejira."

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{INK 001}{LEAD}{NAME}tells a little about what has happened during the journey. Rejira is very happy:

{INK 002} "Thank you very much. I love exciting conversations!"

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"What a shame. Good luck on the rest your journey."

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"Oh, wait. I believe I have a little present here for you."

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"It was a nice talking to you. Take care of yourselves!"

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"How can I help you?"{BLOK010}"We have injuries, Rejira." {BLOK011}"I believe one of us is sick."{BLOK012}"We have a problem with a cursed object."

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"I can offer you drinks that can strengthen the body and spirit."

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{BLOK000}"I am Stri Dji-Fadh and representative of Akiir." {WORDrepresentative}{WORDAkiir}

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"We see what we do here as a mixture of magic, art, and craft. We are one of the oldest guilds in Jirinaar and, as you surely know, we are able to create, change, and permanently modify plants into a desired form through magic. This means we can produce complete houses out of living plant material which are not only beautiful, but also perform all the functions necessary for the well-being of its residents." {WORDmagic}{WORDJirinaar}

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"Stri Akiir is head of our guild and I am proud to call him my friend. He is an outstanding artist and magician who works hard for our guild's interests. We all hope he becomes one of the Chosen someday."{WORDChosen}

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"Sira is Akiir's only daughter. She transferred to the Dji-Kas, which made Akiir very angry." {WORDDji-Kas}

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"Oh, the seed throwers! I'm sure you've noticed that most of us do not have very friendly feelings toward the Dji-Kas. They often entice our greatest talents away with promises. Their craft lacks direction, dedication, and, apart from their healers, they are of no use to our society."

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"Our guild house competes with the council building for the title of most beautiful structure in Jirinaar. We are constantly maintaining and changing it, and we use it to demonstrate our knowledge, as you can see in the east wing." {WORDcouncil building}{WORDJirinaar}

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"He is the leader of the Dji-Kas."{WORDDji-Kas}

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"That murderer! He deserves to die, and nothing less!"

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"You heard about that? Well, to be honest, Argim's story is an embarrassing part of our guild's history.

He was head of the Dji-Fadh almost 150 years ago. At that time, the Dji-Fadh's guild house was located outside the city. It was a magnificent building near a Han, in the middle of the forest. Now, Argim was enormously talented, but he was also very fickle. This was the reason his greatest goal was rejected: to become one of the Chosen.

When he found out he had been rejected, he lost control of himself. He swore to achieve immortality in spite of the rejection. In an irresponsible outbreak of his power, he destroyed the entire building and converted it into a strange place which today everyone avoids. They say he stamped his spirit on the place."{WORDHan}

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"There are places where the force of the Goddess is particularly strong and where magic acts are strengthened, yet often made difficult as well. This kind of energy center is called a Han." {WORDGoddess}

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"Dsarii-ma, travelers. What brings you to me?"

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"I support Akiir in his work, and instruct the advanced Dra. I am very happy doing this; and, by the Goddess, I hope I never have to do anything else."{WORDGoddess}{WORDDra}

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"As I already said, I really like to work with Akiir."

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{BLOK000}"I am now the head of the guild, but I'm not too happy about it."

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"We see what we do here as a mixture of magic, art, and craft. We are one of the oldest guilds in Jirinaar and, as you surely know, we are able to create, change, and permanently modify plants into a desired form through magic. This means we can produce complete houses out of living plant material which are not only beautiful, but also perform all the functions necessary for the well-being of its residents."

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"Sira is Akiir's only daughter. She transferred to the Dji-Kas, which made Akiir very angry."

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"With great difficulty, I was able to stop my guild members from arming themselves and storming the house of the Dji-Kas."

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"Our guild house competes with the council building for the title of most beautiful structure in Jirinaar. We are constantly maintaining and changing it, and we use it to demonstrate our knowledge, as you can see in the east wing."

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"You heard about that? Well, to be honest, Argim's story is an embarrassing part of our guild's history.

He was head of the Dji-Fadh almost 150 years ago. At that time, the Dji-Fadh's guild house was located outside the city. It was a magnificent building near a Han, in the middle of the forest. Now, Argim was enormously talented, but he was also very fickle. This was the reason his greatest goal was rejected: to become one of the Chosen.

When he found out he had been rejected, he lost control of himself. He swore to achieve immortality in spite of the rejection. In an irresponsible outbreak of his power, he destroyed the entire building and converted it into a strange place which today everyone avoids. They say he stamped his spirit on the place."

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"Dsarii-ma. Please don't ask me about Akiir. He was my friend and I still can't believe he is dead."{BLOK010}"Excuse me, but we have been ordered to find his murderers. Can you tell us anything that might help us?"

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"Dsarii-ma. I assume you are still looking for the fugitive murderer."{BLOK010}"That's right, Bradir. Has anything occurred to you?"

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"Oh, Goddess! So our laws have drawn you humans into this matter as well. Even though you aren't responsible for what happened! But to answer your question: unfortunately, I cannot help. I really don't know what got into Fasiir."{WORDFasiir}{WORDmurder}

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"I will never be able to forget this affair. You cannot imagine how much I would like to help you, but I cannot tell you anything new."

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"I really wish I could help you. Farewell!"

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{INK 001}When {LEAD}{NAME} silently shows the dagger, Bradir winces and even the humans recognize the tormented look in his eyes. He steps closer and says:

{INK 002}"It is strange. The moment I feared the most actually brings me relief. Forgive me, Akiir!"

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"We must take him to the healer, quickly. Otherwise, we will never understand why he attacked us."

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As soon as he is treated, there is a gathering in the council building in the room of the Sebainah, where Bradir must explain his actions.

In addition to Tom, Rainer, and Drirr, Sira, the daughter of the murdered Akiir, has also been summoned.

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{BLOK000}"I am now the head of the guild, but in my opinion I am an unsatisfactory substitute for Akiir."

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"We see what we do here as a mixture of magic, art, and craft. We are one of the oldest guilds in Jirinaar and, as you surely know, we are able to create, change, and permanently modify plants into a desired form through magic. This means we can produce complete houses out of living plant material which are not only beautiful, but also perform all the functions necessary for the well-being of its residents."

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"That's my name, correct."

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"You heard about that? Well, to be honest, Argim's story is an embarrassing part of our guild's history.

He was head of the Dji-Fadh almost 150 years ago. At that time, the Dji-Fadh's guild house was located outside the city. It was a magnificent building near a Han, in the middle of the forest. Now, Argim was enormously talented, but he was also very fickle. This was the reason his greatest goal was rejected: to become one of the Chosen.

When he found out he had been rejected, he lost control of himself. He swore to achieve immortality in spite of the rejection. In an irresponsible outbreak of his power, he destroyed the entire building and converted it into a strange place which today everyone avoids. They say he stamped his spirit on the place."

19

"There are places where the force of the Goddess is particularly strong and where magic acts are strengthened, yet often made difficult as well. This kind of energy center is called a Han."

20

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21

"Dsarii-ma! Oh Goddess, what can I say to you? I can only ask for your forgiveness that I did not come out with the truth earlier. The time since Akiir's death now seems like a horrible nightmare.
I thank you that you have awakened me."{BLOK010}"How have your guild companions reacted, Bradir?"{BLOK011}"Don't worry about it anymore, Bradir. You were in a hopeless situation and your sense of friendship honors you."

22

"Dsarii-ma, travelers. You are welcome in the guild."{WORDAkiir}{WORDFasiir}

23

"I don't know what to say. They have expressed their understanding by making me head of the guild. It was an indescribably good feeling to hear that."

24

"Thank you for your comforting words, {LEAD}{NAME}. I am glad you don't hold anything against me."

25

"Before you go, I would like to ask you to take this as an expression of my remorse. No, really, please take it, I really want you to have it."

{INK 001}He hands the companions a large amount of gold and the evidence - a magic, decorative dagger.

{INK 002}"The gold comes from Akiir's bequest to me, and the dagger now holds bad memories for me. And as you have seen, I was not born to be a fighter."

26

"Dsarii-ma. Oh, Sira! Let me tell you once more how unhappy the whole story makes me. You must have gone through a horrible time."

{INK 001}Sira:
{INK 002}"It was not easy, Bradir, to know that my father had plotted all of this because of me. But you know as well as I do that he was not a bad Iskai. He showed weakness in the face of death, and that is easy to forgive. You only tried to provide him a last service as a friend."{WORDAkiir}{WORDFasiir}

27

"Farewell."

28

"An old heirloom, but now it belongs to you. I have too many bad memories about it."

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{BLOK000}"I show visitors the achievements of the art of the Dji-Fadh."{WORDDji-Fadh}

1

2

"We see what we do here as a mixture of magic, art, and craft. We are one of the oldest guilds in Jirinaar and, as you surely know, we are able to create, change, and permanently modify plants into a desired form through magic. This means we can produce complete houses out of living plant material which are not only beautiful, but also perform all the functions necessary for the well-being of its residents." {WORDmagic}{WORDJirinaar}

3

"Stri Akiir is the chief of our guild. He is an outstanding artist and magician who works hard for our guild's interests. We all hope that he will become one of the Chosen some day."{WRNR----}

4

"We are all thoroughly shocked. Akiir's death is a great misfortune for our guild. The Dji- Kas are capable of a lot, but that? Unimaginable! Hopefully the Sebainah will take drastic measures.!"{WORDDji-Kas}

5

"What a tragedy! Akiir's behavior is shameful, but we suspect that learning of his impending death disturbed his otherwise very clear mind."

6

"Sira is Akiir's only daughter. She joined the Dji-Kas, which made Akiir very angry." {WORDDji-Kas}

7

8

"Oh, the seed throwers! I'm sure you've noticed that most of us do not have very friendly feelings toward the Dji-Kas. They often entice our greatest talents away with promises. Their craft lacks direction, dedication, and, apart from their healers, they are of no use to our society."

9

"Our guild house competes with the council building for the title of most beautiful structure in Jirinaar. We are constantly maintaining and changing it, and we use it to demonstrate our knowledge, as you can see in the east wing."{WRNR----}{WORDJirinaar}

10

"He is the leader of the Dji-Kas."{WORDDji-Kas}

11

"That murderer! He deserves to die, and nothing less!"

12

"Since you have cleared the charges against him, he is chief of the Dji-Kas again."

13

"He is Akiir's representative, a friendly and modest Iskai."{WORDIskai}

14

"He has suffered greatly from Akiir's death. Hopefully, now that he is the head of our guild, his numerous tasks will distract him."

15

"You can see that a great burden has been lifted from Bradir since you cleared up the complicated matter of Akiir's death."

16

"I am sure the seed throwers plotted the murder! Who would have believed that their spiritual degeneration had gone so far!"

17

"Well, I must confess that these events have shown how quickly one can come to hasty conclusions about the Dji-Kas."

18

"You heard about that? Well, to be honest, Argim's story is an embarrassing part of our guild's history.

He was head of the Dji-Fadh almost 150 years ago. At that time, the Dji-Fadh's guild house was located outside the city. It was a magnificent building near a Han, in the middle of the forest. Now, Argim was enormously talented, but he was also very fickle. This was the reason his greatest goal was rejected: to become one of the Chosen.

When he found out he had been rejected, he lost control of himself. He swore to achieve immortality in spite of the rejection. In an irresponsible outbreak of his power, he destroyed the entire building and converted it into a strange place which today everyone avoids. They say he stamped his spirit on the place."{WORDHan}

19

"There are places where the force of the Goddess is particularly strong and where magic acts are strengthened, yet often made difficult as well. This kind of energy center is called a Han."{WRNR----}

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"Dsarii-ma! Ah, you are the guests of the Hunter Clan I've heard so much about. Welcome to the guild house of the Dji-Fadh! Would you like to see some of our guild's craft?"{WORDDji-Fadh}{BLOK010}"Yes, we would like to have a little tour, Aliis!"

22

"Well then, please follow me. The east wing, where we are now, was built solely for presenting the achievements of the Dji-Fadh."

23

"Dsarii-ma! You don't want to buy a house, do you? Hir, hir!"

24

"Dsarii-ma."

25

"Dsarii-ma! Good to talk to you again!"

26

SEQUENCE FOLLOWS!

27

"Here you see a basin where we collect the house's waste water that is sent through pipe systems in the floor. The plants in the basin purify the water before it is returned to the river through an underground canal system."

28

"This is a toilet made from a giant plant. The plant processes the fecal material rapidly and almost without odor. You only have to watch that it doesn't grow too large because of the regular fertilization."

29

"Larger families are very fond of these sofas. They also are made of living plant tissue.

The surface is soft and elastic. If it is damaged it simply grows closed again."

30

"If you like, take a look at the house's fountain, a cherished object in larger clan houses. It is found in the south part of the house. I will leave you alone now to explore our guild house."

31

"Thank you very much for guiding us, Aliis. Surely you understand that we cannot buy any of the works of your guild."

32

"Hir, hir! Yes, I can imagine that!

However, perhaps you would like to speak with the leaders of our guild.

You will find them in the north part of the house.

Farewell!"

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{BLOK000}"I am Stri Dji-Fadh and am mainly responsible for instructing the Dra." {WORDStri}{WORDDji-Fadh}{WORDDra}{WORDinstructing}

1

2

"We see what we do here as a mixture of magic, art, and craft. We are one of the oldest guilds in Jirinaar and, as you surely know, we are able to create, change, and permanently modify plants into a desired form through magic. This means we can produce complete houses out of living plant material which are not only beautiful, but also perform all the functions necessary for the well-being of its residents." {WORDmagic}{WORDJirinaar}

3

"Stri Akiir is head of our guild. He is an outstanding artist and magician who is devoted to our guild's needs. We all hope that some day he will become one of the Chosen." {WORDChosen}

4

"We are all thoroughly shocked. Akiir's death is a great misfortune for our guild. The Dji- Kas are capable of a lot, but that? Unimaginable! Hopefully the Sebainah will take drastic measures.!"{WORDDji-Kas}

5

"What a tragedy! Akiir's behavior is shameful. We suspect that knowledge of his impending death clouded his normally clear mind."

6

"Sira is Akiir's only daughter. She joined the Dji-Kas, which made Akiir very angry." {WORDDji-Kas}

7

8

"Oh, the seed throwers! I'm sure you've noticed that most of us do not have very friendly feelings toward the Dji-Kas. They often entice our greatest talents away with promises. Their craft lacks direction, dedication, and, apart from their healers, they are of no use to our society."

9

"Our guild house competes with the council building for the title of most beautiful structure in Jirinaar. We are constantly maintaining and changing it, and we use it to demonstrate our knowledge, as you can see in the east wing." {WORDcouncil building}{WORDJirinaar}

10

"He is the leader of the Dji-Kas."{WORDDji-Kas}

11

"That murderer! He deserves to die, and nothing less!"

12

"Since you have cleared the charges against him, he is chief of the Dji-Kas again."

13

"He is Akiir's representative, a friendly and modest Iskai."{WORDIskai}

14

"He has suffered greatly from Akiir's death. Hopefully, now that he is the head of our guild, his numerous tasks will distract him."

15

"You can see that a great burden has been lifted from Bradir since you cleared up the complicated matter of Akiir's death."

16

"I am sure the seed throwers plotted the murder! Who would have believed that their spiritual degeneration had gone so far!"

17

"Well, I must confess that these events have shown how quickly one can come to hasty conclusions about the Dji-Kas."

18

"You heard about that? Well, to be honest, Argim's story is an embarrassing part of our guild's history.

He was head of the Dji-Fadh almost 150 years ago. At that time, the Dji-Fadh's guild house was located outside the city. It was a magnificent building near a Han, in the middle of the forest. Now, Argim was enormously talented, but he was also very fickle. This was the reason his greatest goal was rejected: to become one of the Chosen.

When he found out he had been rejected, he lost control of himself. He swore to achieve immortality in spite of the rejection. In an irresponsible outbreak of his power, he destroyed the entire building and converted it into a strange place which today everyone avoids. They say he stamped his spirit on the place."{WORDHan}

19

"There are places where the force of the Goddess is particularly strong and where magic acts are strengthened, yet often made difficult as well. This kind of energy center is called a Han." {WORDGoddess}

20

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21

"Dsarii-ma, visitors."

22

"I teach the principles of our art to our guild's new recruits. It's difficult because many lack discipline."{WORDdiscipline}

23

"Didn't I already tell you that I teach the Dra?"{WORDdiscipline}

24

"Yes, a common problem of the young Iskai."{WORDIskai}

25

"Many have difficulties with it. For example, they often ask the same questions without thinking."

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{BLOK000}"I am Dra Dji-Fadh. Right now I am learning how to grow walls."{WORDwalls}

1

2

"We see what we do here as a mixture of magic, art, and craft. We are one of the oldest guilds in Jirinaar and, as you surely know, we are able to create, change, and permanently modify plants into a desired form through magic. This means we can produce complete houses out of living plant material which are not only beautiful, but also perform all the functions necessary for the well-being of its residents." {WORDmagic}{WORDJirinaar}

3

"Stri Akiir is head of our guild. He is an outstanding artist and magician who is devoted to our guild's needs. We all hope that some day he will become one of the Chosen." {WORDChosen}

4

"We are all thoroughly shocked. Akiir's death is a great misfortune for our guild. The Dji- Kas are capable of a lot, but that? Unimaginable! Hopefully the Sebainah will take drastic measures.!"{WORDDji-Kas}

5

"What a tragedy! Akiir's behavior is shameful. We suspect that knowledge of his impending death clouded his normally clear mind."

6

"Sira is Akiir's only daughter. She joined the Dji-Kas, which made Akiir very angry." {WORDDji-Kas}

7

8

"Oh, the seed throwers! I'm sure you've noticed that most of us do not have very friendly feelings toward the Dji-Kas. They often entice our greatest talents away with promises. Their craft lacks direction, dedication, and, apart from their healers, they are of no use to our society."

9

"Our guild house competes with the council building for the title of most beautiful structure in Jirinaar. We are constantly maintaining and changing it, and we use it to demonstrate our knowledge, as you can see in the east wing." {WORDcouncil building}{WORDJirinaar}

10

"He is the leader of the Dji-Kas."{WORDDji-Kas}

11

"That murderer! He deserves to die, and nothing less!"

12

"Since you have cleared the charges against him, he is chief of the Dji-Kas again."

13

"He is Akiir's representative, a friendly and modest Iskai."{WORDIskai}

14

"He has suffered greatly from Akiir's death. Hopefully, now that he is the head of our guild, his numerous tasks will distract him."

15

"You can see that a great burden has been lifted from Bradir since you cleared up the complicated matter of Akiir's death."

16

"I am sure the seed throwers plotted the murder! Who would have believed that their spiritual degeneration had gone so far!"

17

"Well, I must confess that these events have shown how quickly one can come to hasty conclusions about the Dji-Kas."

18

"You heard about that? Well, to be honest, Argim's story is an embarrassing part of our guild's history.

He was head of the Dji-Fadh almost 150 years ago. At that time, the Dji-Fadh's guild house was located outside the city. It was a magnificent building near a Han, in the middle of the forest. Now, Argim was enormously talented, but he was also very fickle. This was the reason his greatest goal was rejected: to become one of the Chosen.

When he found out he had been rejected, he lost control of himself. He swore to achieve immortality in spite of the rejection. In an irresponsible outbreak of his power, he destroyed the entire building and converted it into a strange place which today everyone avoids. They say he stamped his spirit on the place."{WORDHan}

19

"There are places where the force of the Goddess is particularly strong and where magic acts are strengthened, yet often made difficult as well. This kind of energy center is called a Han." {WORDGoddess}

20

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21

"Dsarii-ma!"

22

"That is part of our guild's basic knowledge. Nothing particularly exciting, but soon I will get to the artistic parts such as roof cupolas."{WORDdomes}

23

"As I said, that is part of our guild's basic knowledge. Nothing particularly exciting, but soon I will get to the artistic parts such as roof cupolas."{WORDdomes}

24

"Yes. The cupolas which you can see on some roofs are plant structures that partially consist of water-filled chambers in various colors. That way the light can pass through them."

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{BLOK000}"I am Stri Dji-Fadh. Fountains are my favorite subject."{WORDfountain}

1

2

"We see what we do here as a mixture of magic, art, and craft. We are one of the oldest guilds in Jirinaar and, as you surely know, we are able to create, change, and permanently modify plants into a desired form through magic. This means we can produce complete houses out of living plant material which are not only beautiful, but also perform all the functions necessary for the well-being of its residents." {WORDmagic}{WORDJirinaar}

3

"Stri Akiir is head of our guild. He is an outstanding artist and magician who is devoted to our guild's needs. We all hope that some day he will become one of the Chosen." {WORDChosen}

4

"We are all thoroughly shocked. Akiir's death is a great misfortune for our guild. The Dji- Kas are capable of a lot, but that? Unimaginable! Hopefully the Sebainah will take drastic measures.!"{WORDDji-Kas}

5

"What a tragedy! Akiir's behavior is shameful. We suspect that knowledge of his impending death clouded his normally clear mind."

6

"Sira is Akiir's only daughter. She joined the Dji-Kas, which made Akiir very angry." {WORDDji-Kas}

7

8

"Oh, the seed throwers! I'm sure you've noticed that most of us do not have very friendly feelings toward the Dji-Kas. They often entice our greatest talents away with promises. Their craft lacks direction, dedication, and, apart from their healers, they are of no use to our society."

9

"Our guild house competes with the council building for the title of most beautiful structure in Jirinaar. We are constantly maintaining and changing it, and we use it to demonstrate our knowledge, as you can see in the east wing." {WORDcouncil building}{WORDJirinaar}

10

"He is the leader of the Dji-Kas."{WORDDji-Kas}

11

"That murderer! He deserves to die, and nothing less!"

12

"Since you have cleared the charges against him, he is chief of the Dji-Kas again."

13

"He is Akiir's representative, a friendly and modest Iskai."{WORDIskai}

14

"He has suffered greatly from Akiir's death. Hopefully, now that he is the head of our guild, his numerous tasks will distract him."

15

"You can see that a great burden has been lifted from Bradir since you cleared up the complicated matter of Akiir's death."

16

"I am sure the seed throwers plotted the murder! Who would have believed that their spiritual degeneration had gone so far!"

17

"Well, I must confess that these events have shown how quickly one can come to hasty conclusions about the Dji-Kas."

18

"You heard about that? Well, to be honest, Argim's story is an embarrassing part of our guild's history.

He was head of the Dji-Fadh almost 150 years ago. At that time, the Dji-Fadh's guild house was located outside the city. It was a magnificent building near a Han, in the middle of the forest. Now, Argim was enormously talented, but he was also very fickle. This was the reason his greatest goal was rejected: to become one of the Chosen.

When he found out he had been rejected, he lost control of himself. He swore to achieve immortality in spite of the rejection. In an irresponsible outbreak of his power, he destroyed the entire building and converted it into a strange place which today everyone avoids. They say he stamped his spirit on the place."{WORDHan}

19

"There are places where the force of the Goddess is particularly strong and where magic acts are strengthened, yet often made difficult as well. This kind of energy center is called a Han." {WORDGoddess}

20

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21

"Dsarii-ma. You'd like to talk to me?"

22

"The present form of the house fountains comes from me. You see, I grow a plant with very thick roots that grow deep into the earth. Then we provide powerful suction chambers that force the water upward. Actually, keeping the fountain's water neutral in taste is the most difficult thing. The plant juices may not get into the water. Unfortunately, because of the long roots it takes a long time to create such a fountain, making them very expensive. But they really are simple devices, as you can see."

23

"You want to hear the whole thing again? If you say so:
The present form of the house fountains comes from me. You see, I grow a plant with very thick roots that grow deep into the earth. Then we provide powerful suction chambers that force the water upward. Actually, keeping the fountain's water neutral in taste is the most difficult thing. The plant juices may not get into the water. Unfortunately, because of the long roots it takes a long time to create such a fountain, making them very expensive. But they really are simple devices, as you can see. "

24

"Simple, he says! Unbelievable!"

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{BLOK000}"I'm a Dra Dji-Fadh. The talent is in our family."{WORDDra}{WORDDji-Fadh}

1

2

"We see what we do here as a mixture of magic, art, and craft. We are one of the oldest guilds in Jirinaar and, as you surely know, we are able to create, change, and permanently modify plants into a desired form through magic. This means we can produce complete houses out of living plant material which are not only beautiful, but also perform all the functions necessary for the well-being of its residents." {WORDmagic}{WORDJirinaar}

3

"Stri Akiir is head of our guild. He is an outstanding artist and magician who is devoted to our guild's needs. We all hope that some day he will become one of the Chosen." {WORDChosen}

4

"We are all thoroughly shocked. Akiir's death is a great misfortune for our guild. The Dji- Kas are capable of a lot, but that? Unimaginable! Hopefully the Sebainah will take drastic measures.!"{WORDDji-Kas}

5

"What a tragedy! Akiir's behavior is shameful. We suspect that knowledge of his impending death clouded his normally clear mind."

6

"Sira is Akiir's only daughter. She joined the Dji-Kas, which made Akiir very angry." {WORDDji-Kas}

7

8

"Oh, the seed throwers! I'm sure you've noticed that most of us do not have very friendly feelings toward the Dji-Kas. They often entice our greatest talents away with promises. Their craft lacks direction, dedication, and, apart from their healers, they are of no use to our society."

9

"Our guild house competes with the council building for the title of most beautiful structure in Jirinaar. We are constantly maintaining and changing it, and we use it to demonstrate our knowledge, as you can see in the east wing." {WORDcouncil building}{WORDJirinaar}

10

"He is the leader of the Dji-Kas."{WORDDji-Kas}

11

"That murderer! He deserves to die, and nothing less!"

12

"Since you have cleared the charges against him, he is chief of the Dji-Kas again."

13

"He is Akiir's representative, a friendly and modest Iskai."{WORDIskai}

14

"He has suffered greatly from Akiir's death. Hopefully, now that he is the head of our guild, his numerous tasks will distract him."

15

"You can see that a great burden has been lifted from Bradir since you cleared up the complicated matter of Akiir's death."

16

"I am sure the seed throwers plotted the murder! Who would have believed that their spiritual degeneration had gone so far!"

17

"Well, I must confess that these events have shown how quickly one can come to hasty conclusions about the Dji-Kas."

18

"You heard about that? Well, to be honest, Argim's story is an embarrassing part of our guild's history.

He was head of the Dji-Fadh almost 150 years ago. At that time, the Dji-Fadh's guild house was located outside the city. It was a magnificent building near a Han, in the middle of the forest. Now, Argim was enormously talented, but he was also very fickle. This was the reason his greatest goal was rejected: to become one of the Chosen.

When he found out he had been rejected, he lost control of himself. He swore to achieve immortality in spite of the rejection. In an irresponsible outbreak of his power, he destroyed the entire building and converted it into a strange place which today everyone avoids. They say he stamped his spirit on the place."{WORDHan}

19

"There are places where the force of the Goddess is particularly strong and where magic acts are strengthened, yet often made difficult as well. This kind of energy center is called a Han." {WORDGoddess}

20

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21

"Dsarii-ma. So you are the people the Hunter Clan found. I'm happy to speak with someone else for a change."{BLOK010}"Aren't your guild companions pleasant conversation partners?"

22

"Oh, actually, yes. But you must know that my talent for the Dji-Fadh art comes from my family. I am a descendant of Argim and that makes many people a little nervous. Have you already heard the story?"{BLOK010}"No, please tell us about it."{BLOK011}"Ah, yes, the story about the, pardon me, crazy Former!"

23

"Yes, exactly. That's why some people here are a little suspicious of me. But my joy in my talent for Dji-Fadh magic is so great I don't worry about it too much."

24

"Dsarii-ma. Would you like to talk?"

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{BLOK000}"I am Stri Dji-Fadh, and the head of my guild."{WORDStri}{WORDDji-Fadh}

1

2

"We see what we do here as a mixture of magic, art, and craft. We are one of the oldest guilds in Jirinaar and, as you surely know, we are able to create, change, and permanently modify plants into a desired form through magic. This means we can produce complete houses out of living plant material which are not only beautiful, but also perform all the functions necessary for the well-being of its residents." {WORDmagic}{WORDJirinaar}

3

"Stri Akiir is head of our guild. He is an outstanding artist and magician who is devoted to our guild's needs. We all hope that some day he will become one of the Chosen." {WORDChosen}

4

"We are all thoroughly shocked. Akiir's death is a great misfortune for our guild. The Dji- Kas are capable of a lot, but that? Unimaginable! Hopefully the Sebainah will take drastic measures.!"{WORDDji-Kas}

5

"What a tragedy! Akiir's behavior is shameful. We suspect that knowledge of his impending death clouded his normally clear mind."

6

"Sira is Akiir's only daughter. She joined the Dji-Kas, which made Akiir very angry." {WORDDji-Kas}

7

8

"Oh, the seed throwers! I'm sure you've noticed that most of us do not have very friendly feelings toward the Dji-Kas. They often entice our greatest talents away with promises. Their craft lacks direction, dedication, and, apart from their healers, they are of no use to our society."

9

"Our guild house competes with the council building for the title of most beautiful structure in Jirinaar. We are constantly maintaining and changing it, and we use it to demonstrate our knowledge, as you can see in the east wing." {WORDcouncil building}{WORDJirinaar}

10

"He is the leader of the Dji-Kas."{WORDDji-Kas}

11

"That murderer! He deserves to die, and nothing less!"

12

"Since you have cleared the charges against him, he is chief of the Dji-Kas again."

13

"He is Akiir's representative, a friendly and modest Iskai."{WORDIskai}

14

"He has suffered greatly from Akiir's death. Hopefully, now that he is the head of our guild, his numerous tasks will distract him."

15

"You can see that a great burden has been lifted from Bradir since you cleared up the complicated matter of Akiir's death."

16

"I am sure the seed throwers plotted the murder! Who would have believed that their spiritual degeneration had gone so far!"

17

"Well, I must confess that these events have shown how quickly one can come to hasty conclusions about the Dji-Kas."

18

"You heard about that? Well, to be honest, Argim's story is an embarrassing part of our guild's history.

He was head of the Dji-Fadh almost 150 years ago. At that time, the Dji-Fadh's guild house was located outside the city. It was a magnificent building near a Han, in the middle of the forest. Now, Argim was enormously talented, but he was also very fickle. This was the reason his greatest goal was rejected: to become one of the Chosen.

When he found out he had been rejected, he lost control of himself. He swore to achieve immortality in spite of the rejection. In an irresponsible outbreak of his power, he destroyed the entire building and converted it into a strange place which today everyone avoids. They say he stamped his spirit on the place."{WORDHan}

19

"There are places where the force of the Goddess is particularly strong and where magic acts are strengthened, yet often made difficult as well. This kind of energy center is called a Han." {WORDGoddess}

20

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21

"Dsarii-ma and welcome to my guild, visitors. I've heard of your presence in the city. So, how do you like our guild house?"{BLOK010}"Not bad. A little chaotic, perhaps." {BLOK011}"A very impressive building. We are fascinated by your guild's art."

22

"I don't know what accommodations you are used to, but maybe I really don't want to know! Obviously you lack any sense of aesthetics. I have things to do."

{INK 001}Offended, Akiir turns away.

23

"Your answer honors your sense of form. Personally, I believe buildings are the most important things a culture can produce, and creating them is the noblest art of all."

24

"Dsarii-ma, visitors. You have something to discuss with me?"

25

{INK 001}Akiir clearly indicates that he is no longer interested in talking.

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{BLOK000}"I am a trader. Right now, I'm on business for Wania."{WORDWania}

1

"Dsarii-ma! So, you are the humans I've been hearing about!"{WORDhumans}

2

"Dsarii-ma. So, we meet again."{WORDwares}

3

"I buy goods for her store."{WORDwares}

4

"Anything that can be of use. By the way, do you have something to offer?" {BLOK010}"Yes, I believe I have something here for you."{BLOK011}"No, no. Not right now."

5

"Too bad. I am known for my good prices. I like people to come back, you know."

6

"Dsarii-ma. So we meet again."{BLOK010}"We would like to offer you something, Rabir."

7

"You'll find Wania's shop in the harbor area, in the southeast part of the city. It's worth a visit!"

8

"Well, what do you have for me, {LEAD}{NAME}?"

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{BLOK000}"I am a free hunter and adventurer, and do whatever strikes my fancy."

1

"Dsarii-ma! What strange faces in the city! One leaves for a short time and suddenly there are new and interesting people in the city!"{BLOK010}"I hope your journey was successful?"

2

"Oh, I'm happy to have gotten back alive. At the beginning of the journey, I was near the haunted place where old Argim used to roam.

There are some very strange predators there."{WORDArgim}{WORDpredators}

3

"Yes, most of them are very aggressive. The worst was a creature with a mouth in the floor and a couple of glowing, grasping arms. It was insatiable, I tell you! Fortunately, I discovered a fruit which paralyzed it."{WORDfruit}

4

"They're inedible, but in an encounter with these mouths they're very useful. I'd be glad to let you have some, for a reasonable price."{BLOK010}"Yes, the fruits could be of use to us."{BLOK011}"No thank you. We wouldn't know what to do with them."

5

"As you say. I must admit that you don't run across this type of creature everywhere."

6

"Dsarii-ma!"

7

"Dsarii-ma! Well, do you need the fruits that stun the mouths after all?"{BLOK010}"Yes, the fruits could be useful to us."{BLOK011}"No, thank you. We wouldn't know what to do with them."

8

"I'll let you have five of the fruits for 40 gold pieces, agreed?"

9

"I'm sorry, but you don't have enough gold."

10

{INK 001}Vrik hands over some fruits.

{INK 002}"Here you are."

11

"Ha, you don't have enough room to carry the fruits! Come again when you aren't so loaded down."

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{BLOK000}"I am a craftsperson and I make clay pots."{WORDpottery}

1

"Dsarii-ma! I don't believe it! I thought the stories about you were just a rumor."{WORDrumor}

2

"Dsarii-ma! Would you like something else from me?"

3

"Yes, I make many of the pots and bowls you see in Jirinaar."{WORDJirinaar}

4

"Well, people talk a lot and sometimes they exaggerate even more."

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{BLOK000}"Hrrmm...well, I am ALIVE!"

1

"Dsarii... Ohh, you are wide! You look just as funny as they say!"{WORDsiblings}{WORDJirinaar}{WORDSebainah}

2

"Dsarii-ma! There you are again!"

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{BLOK000}"I am a navigator on the sea; I am on land leave now."{WORDnavigator}{WORDland leave}

1

"Dsarii-ma. Can I help you?"

2

"Yes, I've visited a lot of harbors, but mostly I travel between here and Beloveno." {WORDBeloveno}

3

"Our ship is being overhauled right now. It'll probably take a while, so I'm looking for some fun in the city."{WORDfun}

4

"You can usually have a lot of fun in the House of the Winds, a tavern in the harbor area. Drop by some time."{WORDharbor}

5

"A harbor city in the east where a lot of trading is being done."

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{BLOK000}"I work with the Dji-Kas. For the most part I am traveling in order to buy all kinds of things."{WORDDji-Kas}

1

"Dsarii-ma, visitors of the city!"

2

"You must know that Dji-Kas is the name of the magicians' guild of Jirinaar. You will find them in the southwestern part of the city. Numerous experiments are carried out there by those of us who are talented in magic. The Dji-Kas magic is an art with many facets: it heals, creates, and destroys.
You absolutely should visit the guild house and talk with Fasiir. He will be glad to meet such strange visitors!"{WORDFasiir}{WORDJirinaar}{WORDmagic}

3

"Have you been there yet? You remember, the large house in the southwest of the city."

4

"I hope you find the assassin and straighten out the whole matter. I know the Dji-Kas. They would never plan anything so underhanded."

5

"You are very popular now with the Dji-Kas guild members, aren't you?"

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{BLOK000}"I'm the owner of this shop."{WORDbusiness}

1

"Dsarii-ma and welcome to the House of Useful Diversity!"{BLOK010}"Dsarii-ma, Wania. We would like to look at your goods."

2

"My family has run this business for four generations now."{WORDfamily}

3

"My husband is a sailor and has to be away a lot. Fortunately, I get along very well with his brother; he lives with us and is my secondary partner. And the children sure liven up the house!"{WORDsecondary partner}

4

"As I've already said:
My husband is a sailor and has to be away a lot. Fortunately, I get along very well with his brother; he lives with us and is my secondary partner. And the children sure liven up the house!"{WORDsecondary partner}

5

"Oh, Rabir works for me. Nice fellow; he's very good at finding quality products. Only sometimes he pays too high a price."

6

"Didn't I tell you that? Rabir works for me. He's a nice fellow."

7

"Here you can see my goods. Take a good look at all the different items! Look at the repellent, it keeps troublesome insects away."

8

"That makes {PRIC} gold pieces. Do you agree with that, {INVE}{NAME}?"

9

Wania hands {INVE}{NAME}the object.

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{BLOK000}"This public house belongs to me and my wife."

1

"Dsarii-ma! Welcome to the House of the Winds! What can I do for you?"{BLOK010}"Dsarii-ma. We're looking for a place to stay the night."{BLOK011}"Dsarii-ma! Something good to eat, please."

2

"The House of the Winds is open day and night. You can always get a room here. We're also known for our good food and tasty drinks."

3

"Yes, we have many different kinds, brewed from different types of fruit, strong and others less strong. Our zoomi is particularly famous. Here, try one on the house!"{INK 001}

{INK 001}Zirr gives {LEAD}{NAME} a small glass with a green, iridescent liquid. {INK 002}{BLOK010}"You've made me curious, Zirr. To your health!"{BLOK011}"Thank you very much, Zirr, but I need a clear head today."

4

{INK 001}{LEAD}{NAME} gulps the zoomi down. A taste explosion immediately takes {HIS } breath away! {HE } blurts out:

{INK 002}"WHOA!"{INK 001}

Suddenly, everything swims around in front of {LEAD}{NAME}'s eyes...

5

"You don't know what you're missing, {LEAD}{NAME}!"

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{BLOK000}"This public house belongs to me and my husband."

1

"Dsarii-ma! Welcome to the House of the Winds! What can I do for you?"{BLOK010}"Dsarii-ma. We're looking for a place to stay the night."{BLOK011}"Dsarii-ma! Something good to eat, please."

2

"The House of the Winds is open day and night. You can always get a room here. We're also known for our good food and tasty drinks."

3

"Yes, we have many kinds brewed from different types of fruit; some are strong and others less strong. Our zoomi is particularly famous. Here, try one on the house!"{INK 001}

{INK 001}Viria gives {LEAD}{NAME} a small glass with a green, iridescent liquid in it.{INK 002}{BLOK010}"You've made me curious, Viria. To your health!"{BLOK011}"Thank you very much, Viria, but I need a clear head today."

4

{INK 001}{LEAD}{NAME} gulps the zoomi down. A taste explosion immediately takes {HIS } breath away! {HE } blurts out:

{INK 002}"WHOA!"{INK 001}

Suddenly, everything swims around in front of {LEAD}{NAME}'s eyes...

5

"You don't know what you're missing, {LEAD}{NAME}!"

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{BLOK000}"My craft is to produce weapons."{WORDtrade}

1

"Dsarii-ma. I welcome you to the House of Weapons."{BLOK010}"Dsarii-ma. Please show us a selection of your pieces."{BLOK011}"Dsarii-ma. We would like to have something repaired."

2

"I am a passionate weapon smith. I love to make things with my hands, especially when I am working with something as valuable as metal."{WORDmetal}

3

"It is strange that metal is so valuable on a planet so rich in raw materials."

4

"As I said, I am a passionate weapon smith."

5

"Yes, insignificant pieces from the Goddess' body, that are converted into shining treasures by an expert's hand! Unfortunately, metal very rarely appears on the surface, and burrowing the earth would mean subjecting oneself to the wrath of the Goddess. That, for instance, is why metal from the sky has special powers." {WORDGoddess}{WORDheavenly metal}

6

"A fascinating material, yes."

7

"When pieces of metal fall out of the heavens and are not burned up in the air before they hit ground, they often contain very powerful metals. The Dji-Kas can forge special powers out of these objects."

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{BLOK000}"I sell all kinds of food and herbs."{WORDfood}{WORDspices}

1

"Dsarii-ma! What delicacies can I serve you?"{BLOK010}"Dsarii-ma. We are interested in nonperishable travel provisions."

2

"Well, meat and all kinds of forest fruit that have been made nonperishable."

3

"The culmination of every meal! However, they are probably not as exciting for you as travelers."

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{BLOK000}"I manage the Dji-Kas warehouse."{WORDwarehouse}

1

"Dsarii-ma! Do you need material for exercising the Dji-Kas' art?"{BLOK010}"Dsarii-ma. Yes, please show us your wares."

2

"Our magic is deeply rooted in this world. For example, all of our spells require us to concentrate our spiritual forces in a special kind of seed. We are also proud of the diversity of our craft. We know magic for creating and destroying, for injuring and for healing.
As a sign of our guild, we wear a special colored pattern on our pelts. The leader of the Dji-Kas is Sebai-fre Fasiir. He spends his entire time in the guild house."{WORDseed}{WORDhealing}{WORDFasiir}{WORDguild house}

3

"Sebai-fre Fasiir has directed our guild for over 120 years. He is a living legend among the Dji-Kas and an outstanding teacher."

4

"It's not the seed itself that develops the magic effect, but the spirits of the Dji-Kas use it to find focus. The seeds come from a strange plant called Triifalai, which means 'Trii of the Goddess.' I can sell you seeds if you wish."{WORDTrii}{WORDGoddess}

5

"Next to the guild house entrance you will find Stri Rejira, a master of the healing art. She will be able to help you better than I. I specialize in injuries of the Trii. {WORDTrii}"

6

"This is the name of a plant which produces seeds we greatly value. {WORDseed}"

7

8

"Oh, the builders. The relationship between our guilds is sometimes a bit troubled. Our diverse craft attracts some of their most talented members. And who can blame them? Who wants to put all of his efforts into building houses, no matter how beautiful they are? Perhaps the Dji-Fadh are also angry because we built our guild house without their help."{WORDguild}

9

"The guild house has been in the southwestern corner of Jirinaar for a long time. It was built by the Dji-Kas and houses many guild members and all Dra."{WORDDra}

10

"We never ordered Akiir's murder! Kriis lied, the Goddess knows why. We have no reason to do such a shameful thing!"{WORDGoddess}

11

"Let me thank you once more for having freed us from the suspicion of murdering Akiir!"

12

"Akiir is the chief of the Formers, a guild which is, for the most part, at odds with us. Especially Akiir doesn't go out of his way to avoid conflicts."{WORDFormer}

13

"You don't know Fasiir as well as those like me who deal with him on a daily basis. He would never have ordered such a crime! But I doubt you'll believe the words of a member of his guild."

14

"I am really grateful that you have cleared his name."

15

"I know nothing about a murder."

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"Well, although the spirit's power is the most important factor in our magic, all kinds of herbs and other aids are used. However, the seeds from the Triifalai plant are undoubtedly the most important."{WORDseed}

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{BLOK000}"I am a cattle breeder and tend my herds outside."{WORDcattle breeder}{WORDherd}

1

"Dsarii-ma. What do you want of old Jiris?"{BLOK010}"Dsarii-ma. Can you tell us how to get to the Dji-Fadh ruins?"

2

"Yes. But are you sure you want to deal with old Argim? Strange things are supposed to happen there!

{INK 001}{LEAD}{NAME}:
{INK 002} We have a reason for going there. Can you help us?"

{INK 001}Jiris:
{INK 002}"Well, good. Keep going north until you run into a lake. Go around the east side of the lake until you run into an abandoned road. Follow it up to you see a dead end branching off to the west. If you go a little further in this direction you should see the old bridge, if it hasn't fallen into the river by now. Be careful there."

3

"You want to go there again? Well, it's not my problem. Therefore: Keep going north until you run into a lake. Go around the east side of the lake until you run into an abandoned road Follow it up to you see a dead end branching off to the west. If you go a little further in this direction you should see the old bridge, if it hasn't fallen into the river by now. Be careful there."

4

"This has been our family's profession for a long time. You see, not everyone can and wants to buy the hunters' expensive meat, and we offer the best quality for less money. I like my herds and my profession. I'm not a city person and enjoy life out here."

5

"As I have already said: This has been our family's profession for a long time. You see, not everyone can and wants to buy the hunters' expensive meat, and we offer the best quality for less money. I like my herds and my profession. I'm not a city person and enjoy life out here. "

6

"The animals are called mimins. They are friendly, for the most part, and their meat is outstanding. I take care of them and they take care of me."

7

"Didn't I say that already?
The animals are called Mimins. They are friendly, for the most part, and their meat is outstanding. I take care of them and they take care of me."

8

"Dsarii-ma! What strange visitors!
Oh, excuse me, I am not as refined as the city people, hir, hir!"

9

"Dsarii-ma! So you haven't been eaten yet, hir, hir!"

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"Owning cattle is the basis of all wealth. Someone who has a high rank, usually owns cattle, part of which he leases to his ceile." {WORDceile}

2

"A ceile, or companion, is a follower of the man who pays him. He relinquishes part of his legal rights, such as bearing weapons, for an amount of money and a favorable lease of cattle. During meetings, the ceile is then obligated to yield his vote to the leaser, who thus gains rank and influence."{WORDcattle}{WORDlaw}

3

"It is normal to give children to a foster family when the child is around seven or eight years old. The foster father is called attio. The child learns a profession there and the foster care enhances the bond between families. With girls, the foster care ends when she turns 14, for boys at 17."

4

"Oh, there are many gods. But the greatest are Lugh, the great god of business, travelers, and trade, and Danu, the great Goddess and mother who is embodied by Albion, our world. In addition, there are the gods of farmers, craftsmen, poets, and warriors, as well as a number of minor gods honored by their district's inhabitants. Concerning life after death, it is taught that we will live again in another wondrous land."{WORDwarrior}{WORDtrader}{WORDpoet}{WORDAlbion}

5

"The Tuath or Tribe is the community of all clans and their families. It is governed by the tribal king."{WORDtribal king}

6

"The king is our highest lord. He controls the well-being of the Tuath, although for important matters he is advised by the weapon-bearing men. He is the embodiment of the Tuath, and his most important task is to ensure harmony between the people and the land. Only if there is harmony with the land can we hope for good harvest, healthy cattle, few diseases, and peace."{WORDTuath}{WORDcattle}

7

"Any man among us becomes a warrior when peace is broken. Presently, since we are at peace, we do not have many men who devote themselves exclusively to weaponry without having another profession."

8

"We hold poets in high regard. They are even feared by powerful warriors since a well-aimed satirical verse can damage a reputation as much as an inglorious defeat."{WORDwarrior}

9

"There are many honorable craftsmen, such as potters, fabric weavers, or basket weavers. The weapon smiths, who all belong to the Umajo, are special."{WORDUmajo}

10

"The Umajo guild is in a hot desert land far to the east of here. They guard the secret of getting ore from the womb of Danu without offending her. They produce jewelry and all kinds of weapons. They are the only ones allowed to produce these things.
However, they do teach the art of producing weapons. Thus, all weapon smiths are either from Umajo, or people from here who learned their craft from the Umajo or one of its guild members and have since joined the guild. Long ago, there was a war with the Umajo.

Since then, they have become more generous in their prices and in training the weapon smiths. But they still persecute weapon smiths who aren't members of the guild." {WORDDanu}

11

"When there is a dispute between two parties, justice is usually administered by a specially trained Druid." {WORDdruids}

12

"The Druids are our scholars. They know how to write, and they preserve and extend the knowledge of our forefathers. Their tasks are diverse: there are those who administer justice or teach children, and those who act as intermediaries between the gods and the people. There are healers and masters of the magical arts among them. The center of their school is Arjano, where the greatest Druids live and teach." {WORDmagic}{WORDArjano}{WORDGods}{WORDhealers}

13

"Magic is the art of the gods. It is performed by especially gifted Druids, who are held in high regard and are considered blessed." {WORDdruids}{WORDGods}

14

"You will find healing for your wounds in Arjano."

15

"That's what we call the world on which we live."

16

"The head is the center of all force, power, and personality of a human being. Therefore, many of us preserve the skulls of conquered enemies or heroic forefathers because they bring us luck."

17

The legends say that our forefathers landed there when they came to Albion a long time ago. Many doubt that, because the place lies in the middle of land, and not on the edge of the sea. But an ancient tree, which exists nowhere else on this world, grows there. We, and especially the Druids, honor it as a shrine." {WORDAlbion}{WORDdruids}

18

"This is what the forbidden part of Arjano is called. A long time ago, something terrible happened and now demons live there! Drinno is closed tight, and it is taboo to go there."

19

"Canto is a legendary hero, almost a god. He led our forefathers here to this land and was the wisest and most powerful of all Druids."

20

"Ah, the furries. Well, some speak badly about them, but others respect them, particularly as warriors."

21

"I don't know much about that."

22

"I don't know much about that."

23

"I don't know much about that."

24

"I don't know much about that."

25

"Don't you know that's the name of the village in which you now stand? It has the same name as the river which runs next to it."

26

"That's the name of the Druid school here on Gratogel. It lies north of the village; just follow the river Klouta upstream." {WORDGratogel}{WORDdruids}

27

"That's the name of the land where we now stand."

28

"Vanello is the village near Arjano." {WORDArjano}

29

"Aballon is a village south of the great mountain range."

30

"Gratogel is divided into a north and south side by a great mountain range. There is only one way that leads through a deep canyon, and, it is said that the passage is not entirely without danger." {WORDdanger}

31

"One hears about attacks on travelers who go through the great mountain range."

32

"Tharnos is our tribal king. He has been alive and well for a long time." {WORDtribal king}

33

"That's the name of the king of Vanello." {WORDVanello}

34

"I believe that's the name of the queen of Aballon." {WORDAballon}

35

"Nemos is the head of the Druids of Arjano, a very respected man." {WORDdruids}{WORDArjano}

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"Owning cattle is the basis of all wealth. Someone who has a high rank, usually owns cattle, part of which he leases to his ceile." {WORDceile}

2

"A ceile, or companion, is a follower of the man who pays him. He relinquishes part of his legal rights, such as bearing weapons, for an amount of money and a favorable lease of cattle. During meetings, the ceile is then obligated to yield his vote to the leaser, who thus gains rank and influence."{WORDcattle}{WORDlaw}

3

"It is normal to give children to a foster family when the child is around seven or eight years old. The foster father is called attio. The child learns a profession there and the foster care enhances the bond between families. With girls, the foster care ends when she turns 14, for boys at 17."

4

"Oh, there are many gods. But the greatest are Lugh, the great god of business, travelers, and trade, and Danu, the great Goddess and mother who is embodied by Albion, our world. In addition, there are the gods of farmers, craftsmen, poets, and warriors, as well as a number of minor gods honored by their district's inhabitants. Concerning life after death, it is taught that we will live again in another wondrous land." {WORDwarrior}{WORDtrader}{WORDpoet}{WORDAlbion}

5

"The Tuath or Tribe is the community of all clans and their families. It is governed by the tribal king."{WORDtribal king}

6

"The king is the ruler of a Tuath. He controls the well-being of the Tuath, although for important matters he is advised by the weapon-bearing men. He is the embodiment of the Tuath, and his most important task is to ensure harmony between the people and the land.
Together with the king, we Druids conduct the necessary rituals at the time of his installation, so we can make him or sometimes her, the spouse of the tribe's land." {WORDTuath}

7

"Any man among us becomes a warrior when peace is broken. Presently, since we are at peace, we do not have many men who devote themselves exclusively to weaponry without having another profession."

8

"We hold poets in high regard. They are even feared by powerful warriors since a well-aimed satirical verse can damage a reputation as much as an inglorious defeat."{WORDwarrior}

9

"There are many honorable craftsmen, such as potters, fabric weavers, or basket weavers. The weapon smiths, who all belong to the Umajo, are special."{WORDUmajo}

10

"The Umajo guild is in a hot desert land far to the east of here. They guard the secret of getting ore from the womb of Danu without offending her. They produce jewelry and all kinds of weapons. They are the only ones allowed to produce these things.
However, they do teach the art of producing weapons. Thus, all weapon smiths are either from Umajo, or people from here who learned their craft from the Umajo or one of its guild members and have since joined the guild. Long ago, there was a war with the Umajo.

Since then, they have become more generous in their prices and in training the weapon smiths. But they still persecute weapon smiths who aren't members of the guild." {WORDDanu}

11

"We have legal scholars who administer justice in dispute cases between two parties. The king of the tribe is responsible for executing the judgment." {WORDking}

12

"We perform many tasks for our people. We teach writing, and we preserve and extend the knowledge of our forefathers. There are those who administer justice, who are entrusted with teaching children, or who are intermediaries between the gods and the people. There are healers, and masters of the magical arts, whom we consider the highest ranking Druids."{WORDmagic}{WORDArjano}{WORDGods}{WORDhealers}

13

"Magic is also called the art of the gods. Those who are blessed with the gift are held in high regard." {WORDdruids}{WORDGods}

14

"If you need help for your wounds go to Makaio. You will find his room near the entrance to the school."

15

"That's what we call the world on which we live."

16

"Conservative people believe that the head is the center of all power, force, and personality of a human being. That is why many of them preserve the skulls of conquered enemies or heroic forefathers to bring them luck. I must say that we have not taught this idea for some time now."

17

"This is the place where our forefathers walked on this world for the first time. An ancient tree from the land of our forefathers, the Qrenno, grows there. It is our greatest shrine and serves as a symbol of Danu's blessing." {WORDDanu}

18

"This is what the forbidden part of Arjano is called. A long time ago, there was a war with a rebellious group of Druids, who later became the Kenget Kamulos. Even today Drinno harbors horrible creatures which originated from the war."

19

"Canto is the spiritual father of all Druids and our legendary hero. They say that he was the one who led people into this land hundreds or thousands of years ago. His wisdom and knowledge were great... so great that often he is revered as a god."

20

"One often hears fools who speak disparagingly about them, but we know that they produce good warriors and scholars. Their type of magic is impressive and creative, and we try to teach our children to respect the Iskai."

21

"The Kenget Kamulos represent a dark stage in our past and I don't like to talk about them. They were Druids who dedicated themselves too strongly to warrior ideals, and they investigated powerful, destructive magic. Their behavior ended in a conflict, which led to the formation of the forbidden part of Arjano. After that, the rebels went away from here and became the Kenget Kamulos."

22

"Bero, that old numskull! His passion for magic artifacts has probably confused his usually sharp mind. Hopefully he is still alive, down in Drinno." {WORDDrinno}

23

"It's great that you have found him alive again! Now, maybe, he'll think before giving in to his lust for adventure."

24

"I don't know much about that."

25

"Klouta is the village of the sailors and fishermen on the west coast of our continent."

26

"That is the name of our school, the center of knowledge of the humans on Gratogel." {WORDGratogel}

27

"That's the name of the land where we now stand."

28

"Vanello is the village near Arjano." {WORDArjano}

29

"Aballon is a village south of the great mountain range."

30

"Gratogel is divided into a north and south side by a great mountain range. There is only one way that leads through a deep canyon, and, it is said that the passage is not entirely without danger."

31

"One hears about attacks on travelers who go through the great mountain range."

32

"Tharnos is the tribal king of Klouta." {WORDtribal king}

33

"That is the name of the king of Vanello." {WORDVanello}

34

"Aretha is the name of the queen of Aballon." {WORDAballon}

35

"Nemos is our chief, a man whom we hold in high regard because of his goodness and outstanding wisdom..."

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"Owning cattle is the basis of all wealth. Someone who has a high rank, usually owns cattle, part of which he leases to his ceile." {WORDceile}

2

"A ceile, or companion, is a follower of the man who pays him. He relinquishes part of his legal rights, such as bearing weapons, for an amount of money and a favorable lease of cattle. During meetings, the ceile is then obligated to yield his vote to the leaser, who thus gains rank and influence."{WORDcattle}{WORDlaw}

3

"It is normal to give children to a foster family when the child is around seven or eight years old. The foster father is called attio. The child learns a profession there and the foster care enhances the bond between families. With girls, the foster care ends when she turns 14, for boys at 17."

4

"Oh, there are many gods. But the greatest are Lugh, the great god of business, travelers, and trade, and Danu, the great Goddess and mother who is embodied by Albion, our world. In addition, there are the gods of farmers, craftsmen, poets, and warriors, as well as a number of minor gods honored by their district's inhabitants. Concerning life after death, it is taught that we will live again in another wondrous land." {WORDwarrior}{WORDtrader}{WORDpoet}{WORDAlbion}

5

"The Tuath or Tribe is the community of all clans and their families. It is governed by the tribal king."{WORDtribal king}

6

"The king is our highest lord. He controls the well-being of the Tuath, although for important matters he is advised by the weapon-bearing men. He is the embodiment of the Tuath, and his most important task is to ensure harmony between the people and the land. Only if there is harmony with the land can we hope for good harvest, healthy cattle, few diseases, and peace."{WORDTuath}{WORDcattle}

7

"Any man among us becomes a warrior when peace is broken. Presently, since we are at peace, we do not have many men who devote themselves exclusively to weaponry without having another profession."

8

"We hold poets in high regard. They are even feared by powerful warriors since a well-aimed satirical verse can damage a reputation as much as an inglorious defeat."{WORDwarrior}

9

"There are many honorable craftsmen, such as potters, fabric weavers, or basket weavers. The weapon smiths, who all belong to the Umajo, are special."{WORDUmajo}

10

"The Umajo guild is in a hot desert land far to the east of here. They guard the secret of getting ore from the womb of Danu without offending her. They produce jewelry and all kinds of weapons. They are the only ones allowed to produce these things.
However, they do teach the art of producing weapons. Thus, all weapon smiths are either from Umajo, or people from here who learned their craft from the Umajo or one of its guild members and have since joined the guild. Long ago, there was a war with the Umajo.

Since then, they have become more generous in their prices and in training the weapon smiths. But they still persecute weapon smiths who aren't members of the guild." {WORDDanu}

11

"When there is a dispute between two parties, justice is usually administered by a specially trained Druid." {WORDdruids}

12

"The Druids are our scholars. They know how to write, and they preserve and extend the knowledge of our forefathers. Their tasks are diverse: there are those who administer justice or teach children, and those who act as intermediaries between the gods and the people. There are healers and masters of the magical arts among them. The center of their school is Arjano, where the greatest Druids live and teach." {WORDmagic}{WORDArjano}{WORDGods}{WORDhealers}

13

"Magic is the art of the gods. It is performed by especially gifted Druids, who are held in high regard and are considered blessed." {WORDdruids}{WORDGods}

14

"You will find healing for your wounds in Arjano."

15

"That's what we call the world on which we live."

16

"The head is the center of all force, power, and personality of a human being. Therefore, many of us preserve the skulls of conquered enemies or heroic forefathers because they bring us luck."

17

The legends say that our forefathers landed there when they came to Albion a long time ago. Many doubt that, because the place lies in the middle of land, and not on the edge of the sea. But an ancient tree, which exists nowhere else on this world, grows there. We, and especially the Druids, honor it as a shrine." {WORDAlbion}{WORDdruids}

18

"This is what the forbidden part of Arjano is called. A long time ago, something terrible happened and now demons live there! Drinno is closed tight, and it is taboo to go there."

19

"Canto is a legendary hero, almost a god. He led our forefathers here to this land and was the wisest and most powerful of all Druids."

20

"Ah, the furries. Well, some speak badly about them, but others respect them, particularly as warriors."

21

"I don't know much about that."

22

"I don't know much about that."

23

"I don't know much about that."

24

"I don't know much about that."

25

"Klouta is a village on the west coast."

26

"That's the name of the Druids' school here on Gratogel. They live north of the village. We are proud to live near our Druids." {WORDdruids}

27

"That's the name of the land where we now stand."

28

"Vanello is where you are now, oh ignorant one! We live from breeding cattle and the good harvests granted by the blessings of Arjano." {WORDdruids}{WORDArjano}

29

"Aballon is a village south of the great mountain range."

30

"Gratogel is divided into a north and south side by a great mountain range. There is only one way that leads through a deep canyon, and, it is said that the passage is not entirely without danger." {WORDdanger}

31

"One hears about attacks on travelers who go through the great mountain range."

32

"Tharnos is the tribal king of Klouta." {WORDtribal king}

33

"Oibelos is our king, his name be praised." {WORDtribal king}

34

"That's the name of the queen of Aballon."

35

"Nemos is the leader of the Arjano Druids. He is a respected man both among us and among his colleagues."{WORDdruids}{WORDArjano}

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"Owning cattle is the basis of all wealth. Someone who has a high rank, usually owns cattle, part of which he leases to his ceile." {WORDceile}

2

"A ceile, or companion, is a follower of the man who pays him. He relinquishes part of his legal rights, such as bearing weapons, for an amount of money and a favorable lease of cattle. During meetings, the ceile is then obligated to yield his vote to the leaser, who thus gains rank and influence."{WORDcattle}{WORDlaw}

3

"It is normal to give children to a foster family when the child is around seven or eight years old. The foster father is called attio. The child learns a profession there and the foster care enhances the bond between families. With girls, the foster care ends when she turns 14, for boys at 17."

4

"Oh, there are many gods. But the greatest are Lugh, the great god of business, travelers, and trade, and Danu, the great Goddess and mother who is embodied by Albion, our world. In addition, there are the gods of farmers, craftsmen, poets, and warriors, as well as a number of minor gods honored by their district's inhabitants. Concerning life after death, it is taught that we will live again in another wondrous land." {WORDwarrior}{WORDtrader}{WORDpoet}{WORDAlbion}

5

"The Tuath or Tribe is the community of all clans and their families. It is governed by the tribal king."{WORDtribal king}

6

"The king is our highest lord. He controls the well-being of the Tuath, although for important matters he is advised by the weapon-bearing men. He is the embodiment of the Tuath, and his most important task is to ensure harmony between the people and the land. Only if there is harmony with the land can we hope for good harvest, healthy cattle, few diseases, and peace."{WORDTuath}{WORDcattle}

7

"Any man among us becomes a warrior when peace is broken. Presently, since we are at peace, we do not have many men who devote themselves exclusively to weaponry without having another profession."

8

"We hold poets in high regard. They are even feared by powerful warriors since a well-aimed satirical verse can damage a reputation as much as an inglorious defeat."{WORDwarrior}

9

"There are many honorable craftsmen, such as potters, fabric weavers, or basket weavers. The weapon smiths, who all belong to the Umajo, are special."{WORDUmajo}

10

"The Umajo guild is in a hot desert land far to the east of here. They guard the secret of getting ore from the womb of Danu without offending her. They produce jewelry and all kinds of weapons. They are the only ones allowed to produce these things.
However, they do teach the art of producing weapons. Thus, all weapon smiths are either from Umajo, or people from here who learned their craft from the Umajo or one of its guild members and have since joined the guild. Long ago, there was a war with the Umajo.

Since then, they have become more generous in their prices and in training the weapon smiths. But they still persecute weapon smiths who aren't members of the guild." {WORDDanu}

11

"When there is a dispute between two parties, justice is usually administered by a specially trained Druid." {WORDdruids}

12

"The Druids are our scholars. They know how to write, and they preserve and extend the knowledge of our forefathers. Their tasks are diverse: there are those who administer justice or teach children, and those who act as intermediaries between the gods and the people. There are healers and masters of the magical arts among them. The center of their school is Arjano, where the greatest Druids live and teach." {WORDmagic}{WORDArjano}{WORDGods}{WORDhealers}

13

"Magic is the art of the gods. It is performed by especially gifted Druids, who are held in high regard and are considered blessed." {WORDdruids}{WORDGods}

14

"You will find healing for your wounds in Arjano."

15

"That's what we call the world on which we live."

16

"The head is the center of all force, power, and personality of a human being. Therefore, many of us preserve the skulls of conquered enemies or heroic forefathers because they bring us luck."

17

The legends say that our forefathers landed there when they came to Albion a long time ago. Many doubt that, because the place lies in the middle of land, and not on the edge of the sea. But an ancient tree, which exists nowhere else on this world, grows there. We, and especially the Druids, honor it as a shrine." {WORDAlbion}{WORDdruids}

18

"This is what the forbidden part of Arjano is called. A long time ago, something terrible happened and now demons live there! Drinno is closed tight, and it is taboo to go there."

19

"Canto is a legendary hero, almost a god. He led our forefathers here to this land and was the wisest and most powerful of all Druids."

20

"Ah, the furries. Well, some speak badly about them, but others respect them, particularly as warriors."

21

"I don't know much about that."

22

"I don't know much about that."

23

"I don't know much about that."

24

"I don't know much about that."

25

"Klouta is the coastal village, where people live from trade and fishing."

26

"That is the name of the Druids' school here on Gratogel." {WORDGratogel}{WORDdruids}

27

"That's the name of the land where we now stand."

28

"Vanello is the village near Arjano." {WORDArjano}

29

"Aballon is the name of our village. We are famous for the fine quality of our fruit. We trade them throughout Gratogel." {WORDGratogel}

30

"Gratogel is divided into a north and south side by a great mountain range. There is only one way that leads through a deep canyon, and, it is said that the passage is not entirely without danger." {WORDdanger}

31

"One hears about attacks on travelers who go through the great mountain range."

32

"Tharnos is the king of Klouta." {WORDKlouta}

33

"That's the name of the king of Vanello." {WORDVanello}

34

"That's the name of our queen. May she live for a hundred years!"

35

"Nemos is the head of the Druids of Arjano, a very respected man." {WORDdruids}{WORDArjano}

36

"Rifrako is a trader, he lives southeast of Aballon. He is a little strange in the head, but he often manages to obtain really extraordinary goods."

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1

"Whoever has a lot of cattle has it good around here."

2

"If you are a ceile, you have to do what your lord says."

3

"Well, I'm not happy to be away from my parents, but now I have a second family."

4

"Oh, there are many gods, and if you honor them they will bring you luck."

5

"That's everybody who lives here!"

6

"Oh, the king! He is rich and everybody has to do what he says."

7

"Every one of us can fight when there is a war. All the boys practice with weapons, and even some girls!"

8

"Poets write a lot, it's fairly boring. But some of them make very funny rhymes, and that's great!"

9

"The people who make all kinds of things."

10

"I don't know, but I don't think everybody is allowed to make weapons."

11

"The Druids say who is right when people disagree."

12

"The Druids are wise men and magicians. We are sent to them so that we can learn."

13

"The Druids make magic; they can enchant everything!"

14

"If somebody is really sick, he is brought to the Druids at Arjano."

15

"Well, that's what our world is called."

16

"I don't know much about that."

17

"The legends say that our forefathers entered Albion there a long time ago. Many doubt that because it's in the middle of the land and not on the shore. However, an ancient tree grows there which doesn't exist anywhere else in the entire world. We, and especially the Druids, honor it as a shrine."

18

"This is what the forbidden part of Arjano is called. A long time ago, something terrible happened and now demons live there! Drinno is closed tight, and it is taboo to go there."

19

"I don't know much about that."

20

"I don't know much about that."

21

"I don't know much about that."

22

"I don't know much about that."

23

"I don't know much about that."

24

"I don't know much about that."

25

"Klouta is by the sea."

26

"All the Druids live there."

27

"You're really dumb. That's the name of the land here!"

28

"Vanello is the village near Arjano."

29

"Really great fruits come from Aballon."

30

"There are very large mountains in the middle of our country. Robbers and demons live there!"

31

"I don't know anything about that."

32

"Tharnos is the tribal king of Klouta."

33

"Oibelos is the name of the king of Vanello."

34

"She is the queen of Aballon."

35

"Nemos is the highest Druid."

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{BLOK000}"As I already told you, I'm the king of Klouta."

1

"Togi Din, travelers. I am the tribal king of Klouta." {BLOK010} "Togi Din, Tharnos. We are searching for a giant metal ship which fell from the sky. Have you heard of such a thing?" {WORDKlouta}{WORDtribal king}

2

"Ha, ha, ha, are you crazy? Pardon me, but I haven't heard such nonsense in a long time. You ought to turn yourself over to the Druids of Arjano for treatment." {WORDdruids}{WORDArjano}

3

"Togi Din. Ah, the travelers who tell jokes again!" {WORDsea voyage}

4

"I am the chief of the Tuath of Klouta and the most important man here. What I say happens!" {WORDTuath}

5

"Do you have trouble understanding? I'm the leader of the people here!"

6

"So, you would like to leave Klouta again. Garris, the fisherman, is an experienced sailor who could safely take you to Maini. But he, and therefore you, need my permission to do this. Now, naturally, I could grant you such approval, but there is a small matter you must handle for me. As strangers, you are better suited for it than someone from this area, since it requires great discretion. You would have to promise me to keep quiet about this conversation!

This is what the situation is: we expect a king to have full mental and, especially, physical powers since otherwise he could bring misfortune to the Tuath. Now, my wife and I have been wanting children for a long time. We, and the weapon-bearing men, are becoming impatient.

Therefore, I would like to get an amulet from the Druids in Arjano which could reinforce my virility. I'm sure that you understand that I do not want to entrust this order to one of my men, or go to Arjano myself. Go to Bero, the Druid, and ask him for a strengthening amulet. Bring it to me and I will grant your travels." {WORDdruids}{WORDArjano}{WORDTuath}

7

"No, no, strangers! We have an agreement! First bring me the amulet from Bero, then we will see about the other matter!" {WORDdruids}

8

"Ha, ha, do you want to play practical jokes on me again? I've already granted you permission. So go to Garris - nothing more stands in the way of your journey."

9

"Ah, how wonderful! You've got the amulet! I, too, will keep my word and write out permission for you. You see? You're making a fine deal, just for this little errand."

10

"Right, you are to get an amulet like this for me."

11

"A first rate amulet! I already feel new power flowing through me!"

12

"That's my name."

13

"Now, if that is so, we should travel on to Maini, the great island east of here, as fast as possible. Can you tell us if we can make such a sea journey from here, O Tharnos?"

14

"He is the best sailor in the village. You will find him in his hut on the northwestern edge of Klouta."

15

"That's the name of the great land to the east of us."

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{BLOK000}"I am a fisherman and sailor." {WORDsailor}

1

"Togi Din, strangers. What can a simple sailor do for you?"{BLOK010}"Togi Din, Garris! We are looking for passage to Maini, the land to the east." {WORDsailor}{WORDsea voyage}

2

"Naturally. The price for crossing is two hundred gold pieces. Of course, every traveler needs permission from our king, Tharnos. Speak to him about your journey. You'll find him in his house in the middle of the village." {WORDTharnos}{WORDsea voyage}

3

"Do you have Tharnos' permission for your journey?"

4

"Everything is ready for your journey. We can go as soon as I get the two hundred gold pieces from you."

5

"Ah, Tharnos' permission. Excellent. Now, if you have the two hundred gold pieces with you, the journey may begin."

6

"I can proudly say that I have never lost a passenger and I am the best fisherman in the village!"

7

"Togi Din! Are you ready for your voyage?

You know, all you need are two hundred gold pieces and Tharnos' permission."

8

"Togi Din! Imagine seeing you again! If you need to make another trip by sea, I'll be glad to be of service to you."

9

"Before I accept payment for the trip, I must first ask for Tharnos' permission."

10

"Very good. Let's set off immediately."

11

"Togi Din, strangers. Are you ready for your sea voyage?

You know, all you need are 200 gold pieces and Tharnos' written permission!"{BLOK010}"Yes, we have gold and permission. The trip can begin."{BLOK011}"We have everything, but we'd like to wait a little."

12

"Togi Din, strangers. Are you ready for the sea voyage?

You know, all you need are 200 gold pieces and Tharnos' written permission!"{BLOK010}"Unfortunately, we don't have written permission from Tharnos. Farewell."

13

"Togi Din, strangers. Are you ready for the sea voyage?

You know, all you need are 200 gold pieces and Tharnos' written permission!"{BLOK010}"We still need the gold. We'll come back as soon as we have enough gold. Farewell."

14

"As you say. Till then."

15

"Speak with Tharnos. For a small favor, he will certainly give you permission."

16

"Good luck in getting the gold."

17

"Togi Din! I'm surprised to see you again! If you need to make another sea voyage, I'd be glad to be of service to you!"{BLOK010}"Yes, why not. Here's the 200 gold pieces."{BLOK011}"No, thank you. Maybe later."

18

"Togi Din! I'm surprised to see you again! If you need to make another sea voyage, I'd be glad to be of service to you!"{BLOK010}"No, thank you. We don't have the gold right now."

19

Again Garris's sailing skills ensure a peaceful and problem-free voyage. Soon, {LEAD}{NAME} and {HIS } companions arrive safely at Beloveno.

20

"Naturally. The price for a crossing is 200 gold pieces. Of course, every traveler needs permission from Tharnos. Speak to him about your sea voyage. You'll find him in his house in the middle of the village."{BLOK010}"We already have the gold and the permission! The voyage can begin."{BLOK011}"We have everything we need, but we would like to stay a little while."

21

"Naturally. The price for crossing is 200 gold pieces. Of course, every traveler needs permission from Tharnos. Speak to him about your sea voyage. You'll find him in his house in the middle of the village."{BLOK010}"We still don't have Tharnos' permission!"

22

"Naturally. The price for crossing is 200 gold pieces. Of course, every traveler needs permission from Tharnos. Speak to him about your sea voyage. You'll find him in his house in the middle of the village."{BLOK010}"We still don't have the gold, we'll come back later."

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{BLOK000}"I am the wife of Tharnos, the king of the Tuath."{WORDTharnos}{WORDTuath}

1

"Togi Din, visitors. Unfortunately, I only have a little time for you. I'm preparing prayers to Danu."{BLOK010}"Why are you praying to her, Ferina?"{WORDDanu}

2

"It concerns a very private problem, which I do not wish to discuss."

3

"Togi Din. What do you want from me?"

4

"Togi Din, helpful visitors! I have high hopes that what you have brought will bring us luck. I would like to thank you."

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{BLOK000}"I am a craftsperson."{WORDartisan}

1

"Togi Din, strangers."

2

"Yes, I decorate and paint clay pots and other objects. You will find the intricate forms that we love so much everywhere. "{WORDshapes}

3

"Colors and symbols are very important to us. Intricate lines, which appear symmetrical, but turn out not to be upon closer examination, and mysterious forms which can be ornaments at one moment and faces of demons the next. All depends upon the light and the observer! Our greatest works of art can lend magical powers to objects through their symbols! Naturally, such objects are greatly cherished."{WORDmagic}{WORDmagical items}

4

"There are traders who offer valuables like that in Vanello and also, I believe, in Aballon."{WORDVanello}{WORDAballon}

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{BLOK000}"I am a warrior."{WORDa warrior?}

1

"Togi Din, strangers. What do you want?"

2

"Don't say it! I know you think that this is an unusual occupation for a woman! Even if our people's women normally tend to the house and children, a woman who has the will and strength may pursue any profession. Look at me, I can handle any man in combat and I've sent many who believed they were superior right to the healer!"{BLOK010} "Ferina, would you like to train me in close combat?"

3

"I don't particularly like to repeat myself!"

4

"Togi Din! Would you like to train a little?"{BLOK010}"Yes, I could use some practice in close combat!"

5

{INK 001}"Good, {LEAD}{NAME}, give me {PRIC} gold and I will teach you some fighting tricks you have never seen before!"

6

Ferina may sound arrogant, but she knows her craft. After some training with her, {LEAD}{NAME} feels as if {HIS } close combat capabilities have improved.

7

"Drop in again if you want to learn something, {LEAD}{NAME}. Farewell!"

8

{LEAD}{NAME} hands over the required amount. The training with Ferina begins.

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{BLOK000}"I am king of Vanello."{WORDking}{WORDVanello}

1

"Togi Din, travelers. You would like to speak with me?"{BLOK010}"We are searching for a large metal object which fell out of the sky. Have you heard about anything like it?"

2

"No, I hate to disappoint you. I certainly would have heard about such an incident on Gratogel."{WORDGratogel}

3

"Togi Din. What else can I do for you?"

4

"Yes, I am the chief of the humans of Vanello."

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{BLOK000}"I am the queen of Aballon."{WORDAballon}

1

"Togi Din, visitors of Aballon. Welcome to the orchard of Gratogel." {BLOK010}"We are searching for a large metal object which fell out of the sky. Have you heard about any such event?" {WORDAballon}{WORDGratogel}

2

"Are you serious? No, no one has reported such a wonder to me."

3

"Togi Din. What do you want from me?"

4

"The most beautiful fruits in Gratogel grow here. Danu and Lugh love our land, probably as much as I do. We have good harvests year after year."{WORDDanu}{WORDLugh}

5

"As I already said, we are proud of the fact that the most beautiful fruits in Gratogel grow here. Danu and Lugh love our land probably as much as I do, and so we have good harvests year after year." {WORDDanu}{WORDLugh}

6

"You stand before the rightful queen of Aballon.{WORDAballon}"

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{BLOK000}"I am a trader in both ordinary and extraordinary things... yes, hmm."{WORDmerchant}

1

"Togi Din. Ahh, I see you are travelers, hmm? Good, very good! Have we met before? Well, doesn't matter, hmm? You must need something that can make your trip easier? Or have you brought something beautiful from faraway lands for old Rifrako, hmm?" {BLOK010}"Please show us what you have to offer, my good Rifrako."

2

"Yes, I deal in beautiful things, useful things, and sometimes magical things, yes!"

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{BLOK000}"I am ceile of Oibelos, although formerly I wanted to join the Umajo." {WORDceile}{WORDOibelos}{WORDUmajo}

1

"Togi Din, visitors."

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{BLOK000}"I am a warrior for Tharnos and I have no other profession!" {WORDTharnos}{WORDwarrior}{WORDprofession}

1

"Togi Din, visitors."

2

"Well, most weapon-bearing men are also craftsmen or even poets. I, on the other hand, am proud of the fact that I serve my king with weapons only."{WORDpoet}{WORDtrader}

3

"If you're interested in weapons, you should go to Vanello. There is an Umajo there who knows his craft."{WORDVanello}{WORDUmajo}

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{BLOK000}"I deal in fruits, bread, and meat."{WORDfruits}{WORDbread}

1

"Togi Din, hungry travelers. Can I offer you some of my outstanding provisions?"{BLOK010}"Yes, we could use some food supplies."

2

"I recommend dried fruits for the journey. I have particularly good products from the famous fields of Aballon!"{WORDAballon}

3

"Yes, outstanding nonperishable bread made here and in Vanello."{WORDVanello}

4

"I have pickled meat and smoked fish here from the village."

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{BLOK000}"I deal in tools and various useful objects."{WORDuseful objects}

1

"Togi Din, honored customers. Would you like to see my wares?"{BLOK010}"Yes, please. What can you offer us?"

2

"Nun, I would gladly show you my wares..."

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{BLOK000}"I am the weapon smith of Vanello."

1

"Togi Din, travelers. What can I offer you to make your journey easier?"{BLOK010}"Please show us a selection of your weapons."{BLOK011}"Can you repair this..."{BLOK012}"Farewell."

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{BLOK000}"I sell all kinds of good food rations."{WORDrations}

1

"Togi Din, travelers! You can get good prices from me for all kinds of delicacies from Aballon."{BLOK010}"Yes, we could use some traveling provisions."

2

"You know, Aballon is famous for its fruits, but our pigs are fat and tasty as well."

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{BLOK000}"I still go to school. My father doesn't have a lot of relatives, so I didn't have to go to a foster family."{WORDschool}{WORDfather}{WORDfoster care}

1

"Togi Din! You are visitors from distant countries, right? And you want to talk to ME? Oh, by the Gods, this is the first time I've ever seen a furry, ahem, I mean Iskai, with my own eyes! You are so big!"{WORDGods}{WORDIskai}

2

"Togi Din! You are visitors from distant lands, right? And you want to talk to ME?"

3

"Togi Din! You want to talk to me again?"

4

"Yes, a Druid comes from Arjano and teaches the children. Sometimes it is boring, but sometimes he tells really great stories."{WORDdruids}{WORDArjano}

5

"Well, like I said: a Druid comes from Arjano and teaches us."{WORDdruids}{WORDArjano}

6

"I've heard a lot about them. Some of us belittle them, but others fear and respect them for their warrior skills."{WORDwarrior}

7

"My father is one of the best warriors in the village and he serves our king!"{WORDking}

8

"Well, I wouldn't liked having to leave my parents, but then I would have a second family. But really I just like it the way it is."

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{BLOK000}"I am the chief of the Druids of Gratogel." {WORDdruids}{WORDGratogel}

1

"Togi Din. Oh, by the Gods! I see that some of you are badly wounded. Go quickly to Makaio, near the entrance. He will be glad to treat your wounds. We can talk more after that."

2

"Togi Din, my helpful visitors. I hope you are making progress with your quest in Drinno." {WORDDrinno}{WORDBero}

3

"I have read about that. A horrible device. However, there should be objects which one could use to neutralize such a field. The book spoke of a rainbow-colored rod."

4

"Most of the trap systems down there were built for hasty attackers. I think many of the flames can be extinguished simply with water. So, fill a couple of buckets!"

5

"Watch your step, my friends. Many demons are held just to be released against careless visitors who have tripped a mechanism."

6

"The old symbol, hmm? The past is too gray to remember its meaning. Unfortunately, I cannot say much about it."

7

"Togi Din! Good to see you again. Can I do something for you?"

8

"Farewell. I'm sure we'll see each other again."

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{BLOK000}"I am the senior healer of Arjano." {WORDhealers}{WORDArjano}

1

"Togi Din, travelers, can I help you? Since you are searching for the missing Bero, my healing services as healer are free to you." {WORDBero}{WORDhealers}{BLOK010} "Yes, Makaio. We have wounded among us."{BLOK011}"We need healing for a disease." {BLOK012}"A cursed item is bothering us."

2

"Togi Din! Ah, the rescuers of Bero, that old blockhead! Can I help you?" {BLOK010} "Yes, Makaio. We have wounded among us."{BLOK011}"We need healing for a disease."{BLOK012}"A cursed object is bothering us."

3

"My talent for healing wounds appeared when I was a child. Since then, the blessing of Danu gives me the joy of being able to heal others." {WORDDanu}

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{BLOK000}"I am considered a talented teacher of the magic arts." {WORDmagic}

1

"Togi Din, my children. Do you seek to increase your knowledge of Druid magic?" {BLOK010}"Yes, that is true, Ouktero. Please teach us new knowledge."

2

"I have spent half of my life mediating the knowledge of our forefathers and conducting an unequaled battle against forgetfulness." {WORDforget}

3

"Well, I do have some students here who are industrious and eager to learn. But there are fewer and fewer of them, so our numbers are far less than they were in the past. But there has been some hope recently. The harvests in the past few years have been so good that more young people are getting interested in things that have nothing to do with daily survival."

4

"Magic, also called the art of the gods, is rooted in knowledge which our forefathers received from Danu, and that we try to preserve and extend. Those who are blessed with the talent for magic need years of training and a exercise in order to become masters of their art." {WORDDanu}

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{BLOK000}"I am keeper of the knowledge and am particularly familiar with magical artifacts." {WORDartifacts}

1

"Togi Din! So you are the ones that are going to look for Bero in the forbidden part of Arjano. They say that there is several magical artifacts can be found there. I would be glad to look at them for you and share my knowledge with you. However, I must ask for a small fee for the good of the school." {WORDBero}{WORDArjano}{WORDartifacts}{BLOK010}"In fact, Torko, there is something about which we would like to have your opinion."

2

"Togi Din, guests of Arjano. Well, now that you have returned Bero to us, I am sure you are traveling again. If you've found any magical artifacts, I would be glad to look at them. But, as you know, I must collect a little fee for the welfare of the Arjano school."{BLOK010}"In fact, Torko, there is something about which we would like to have your opinion."{WORDartifacts}{WORDBero}

3

"True masters of magic are capable of transferring the powers within them into special objects. These valuable artifacts even allow laymen to produce magic effects.

Crystals from Danu's womb are particularly suited for receiving magic powers. Many of these artifacts have a positive effect on the body and spirit of the person who bears them.

Other objects contain spells which normally only a magic master could cast. The effect of these objects wears off with use, though. I have heard rumors that there are masters of magic who can actually regenerate the power of these objects, but I don't know anything more about that, I'm afraid."

4

"Well, like I said: true masters of magic are capable of transferring the powers within them into special objects. These valuable artifacts even allow laymen to produce magic effects.

Crystals from Danu's womb are particularly suited for receiving magic powers. Many of these artifacts have a positive effect on the body and spirit of the person who bears them.

Other objects contain spells which normally only a magic master could cast. The effect of these objects wears off with use, though. I have heard rumors that there are masters of magic who can actually regenerate the power of these objects, but I don't know anything more about that, I'm afraid."

5

"Bero shares my interest in magic, but he has directed his passion towards amulets. He is a very impulsive man. He ignored our warnings and climbed down into Drinno, the forbidden region of Arjano." {WORDDrinno}

6

"Ha, I am anxious to see if Bero has developed more common sense now that you have rescued him from his precarious situation."

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{BLOK000} "As you should know, I am a Druid and particularly knowledgeable about amulets." {WORDamulets}

1

"Togi Din, my rescuers! Great to see you again... especially you Mellthas, and you Sira!" {WORDMellthas}{WORDSira}

2

"Togi Din, my rescuers! Good to see you again!"

3

"My great passion, as you know. If I had at least found Canto's amulet, I would have been spared the disgrace of my expedition's failure."{BLOK010}"Would Canto's amulet really be worth the risk?"

4

"They are an interesting people. Their forehead organ is particularly fascinating. I would like to talk with one of their scholars sometime. Maybe I will take a trip to Jirinaar."

5

"A charming, er, person, {LEAD}{NAME}. No wonder one that even a human being could fall in love with her."

6

"Sira, I am happy and thankful for what you have done for Mellthas." {WORDIskai}

7

"{LEAD}{NAME}, I couldn't love a son of my own body more than I love Mellthas. I am proud of his knowledge. I'm also proud that he has found someone, human or not, who loves him and who is helping him overcome his handicap."

8

"Mellthas, you know that I love you like a son. Be careful while you are traveling with your companions." {WORDIskai}

9

"Canto is the spiritual ancestor and legendary forefather of all Druids. They say that he was the one who led the humans to this land hundreds or thousands of years ago. His wisdom and knowledge were great - so great that many honor him almost as a god. Old books mention that he wore an amulet. It is supposed to have been given to him by Danu herself. Many wonderful things are said about Canto's amulet. For example, it is supposed to protect the wearer from all weapons and magic. Naturally, it is only a legend, but it was worth the risk to me."

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{BLOK000}"I am the guardian of the grove."

1

"Togi Din. Please behave yourself according to the ways of the grove - peacefully." {WORDgrove}

2

"This is the place where our ancestors first entered this world. This is the Qrenno, the tree from our ancestors' land. It is our greatest shrine and serves as a symbol of Danu's favor. I have the great honor of guarding it, and protecting it from danger." {WORDDanu}{WORDdanger}

3

"I have ways and means of defending the grove against desecrations, even though I am alone here."

4

"A music crystal. What a treasure! I admit it's tempting, since it can get a little lonely here. Don't tell anyone, but I will offer you one of my weapons in exchange for that. It's a powerful magic weapon which can protect you from a lot of danger."

{INK 001} Frinos gives {LEAD}{NAME} a magic weapon in exchange for the music crystal!

5

"Thank you, but one music crystal is enough to drive away the loneliness from time to time."

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{BLOK000}"I am the director of the library of Arjano." {WORDlibrary}{WORDArjano}

1

"Togi Din. Welcome to the Arjano library. Please keep your voices down so you do not distract the students." {WORDlibrary}{WORDArjano}{WORDspell scrolls}{BLOK010}"Do you have any documents for sale on the subject of magic?"

2

"Knowledge from many centuries is gathered here. Four hundred years ago, the art of printing was discovered so the library doesn't need as much room as in the old days. The parchment rolls must have taken up enormous space. Well, all the books we have here are about magic, philosophical thought or teaching material for children and novices. I'm afraid you won't find much that would interest you."

3

"Well, actually, I do have some spell scrolls here which might be of interest to you."

4

"Spell scrolls allow the ungifted to perform magic.

However, if the scroll is read by someone knows the particular kind of magic, he or she can learn and use the spell permanently."

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1

{LEAD}{NAME} and the companions enter the light. They are filled with a wonderful floating feeling.

After falling into a dreamlike state, the companions feel the presence of a consciousness which seems to exist in all places around the entire planet simultaneously. Different paths lead through the light.{BLOK010}{CNTR}{INK 001} Nakiridaani, the island of the Iskai {BLOK011}{CNTR}{INK 001} Gratogel, homeland of the ancient Celts {BLOK012}{CNTR}{INK 001} Maini, in the south of the great land {BLOK013}{CNTR}{INK 001} Maini, in the north of the great land {BLOK014}{CNTR}{INK 001} The hot, desert land of the Umajo {BLOK015}{CNTR}{INK 001} The Dji-Cantos Island of Peace

2

A trip through a sea of light begins, and ends in the same moment.

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1

"The Toronto is the biggest ship I've been on up to now, like all of us I guess. Everything is brand new. I've heard DDT has invested 3 years worth of profits in this ship. Over 120 billion credits! It makes you dizzy just when you think about it." {WORDDDT}

2

"Wait a minute. Strange. I work for this multi, but I can't seem to remember right now what the abbreviation stands for. No-one ever uses anything else. It's something like... Doimlr-Daithasu-Thompson or something like that.."

3

"It's fantastic! They say it took up almost one quarter of the ship's developmental costs. Just think, it has only been twenty years since computers became fast enough to handle consciousness algorithms. Back then they were like weak-minded children, and now if you talk to something like Ned, it's YOU who looks like an idiot!

All in all, it's a good idea to let Ned communicate through that android body. Better than talking to a wall console.

Ned controls the entire ship and later on the entire factory. Creepy thought that you only need a crew of 80 people to keep this ship running." {WORDToronto}{WORDcomplex}

4

"If only half of the data the probe sent back about our target is true, everyone can treat themselves to an indi license with his bonus. The amount of raw material has to be almost as high as on Joshi. I think Hofstedt knows more about the exact data." {WORDHofstedt}{WORDindi}{WORDJoshi}{WORDdata}

5

"Yeah, just imagine zipping around in an individual vehicle, just like some rich guy!"

6

"The green planet. Well, it used to be anyway. Fortunately, the data about Nugget shows a desert world. At least we don't have to listen to any whining, like with those flop-ears on Joshi. I'm really not an environmentalist, but to dig up a life-filled planet like Joshi really wouldn't be my thing." {WORDenvironmentalist}{WORDFloppy ears}

7

"Yes, you're right I guess. After all, beside the Hoika, they were the only intelligent beings that have ever been discovered. But even those government eggheads thought the lop-ears had come to the end of their development. Pretty decadent. Yes, it's a pity that they caught that disease. There were only a couple thousand of them left, but when you think about wiping out an entire race...

Well, at least the Hoika are still alive." {WORDHoika}{WORDgovernment}

8

"The settlers were probably a little too rough on Gaia's original inhabitants. After all, it's the only world discovered that supports humans. The Hoika have their reservations."

9

"What do you mean, the COM-unit or the drive?" {BLOK010}"The COM-unit." {BLOK011}"The drive."

10

"I heard that there was a real big bang. Must have been a huge mess. Why was Snoopy messing around with the COM unit during the jump anyway? The only thing that bothers me is that we don't have contact with HQ any more." {WORDSnoopy}{WORDHQ}

11

"The over-c did it's job once again. And to think only a handful of people really understand how this thing functions..."

12

"When the ship has changed itself into a factory on the planet, that's when the work really begins. I wonder if it'll work. This tub is going to build its entire infrastructure all by itself. It's hard to imagine how large the whole thing will get when it has mined half the planet. The structures will be gigantic. Well, at the end the whole unit will be melted down and blasted home."

13

"The government inspector? He took his monitoring job fairly seriously. I hear he has really been breathing down the captain's neck a couple of times. The guy who discovered him said he found him under the exploded COM-unit. And on the seat. And partially in the next room." {WORDcaptain}{WORDgovernment}

14

"Have you heard the news about the environmentalists? The radical wing has surrounded the last Galapagos Island with a mine belt. Three Peruvian military ships ran into it. The moderate environmentalists are furious. It's going to be hard for them to impose more restrictions on us now."

15

"I think Captain Brandt is doing a good job, even if he is a bit, well, aloof. You rarely see him when he's not working. He speaks more with the AI than with the crew!" {WORDAI}

16

"I guess the governments are watching us so carefully, because they still haven't faced the fact that corporations control space travel. DDT has plenty of red tape, but these government bureaucrats could never build a ship like the Toronto - even if they had the money for it." {WORDToronto}

17

"The data promises a planet with such a high concentration of raw materials that using this giant crate will really pay off. They must really have had a big party in HQ when the probe results came in. I can't wait to see what Nugget looks like.

Although, it probably won't be all that exciting. It's supposed to be a desert world without enough oxygen for free breathing. No poisonous substances in the atmosphere, though. No life except maybe a few simple plants. It's a lot smaller than the Earth, but because of its heavy core, we can expect a gravity of 0.8 G. It's a good value, easier on the equipment." {WORDHQ}

18

"The boys in Osaka HQ won't be happy that we can't maintain contact anymore. If this over-c technology weren't so damned expensive, they would've certainly installed a second COM unit. We'll have to send some written reports when the first ore container heads home. Maybe then they'll send us the spare parts we need." {WORDover-c}

19

"Yes, now he's the only 'official' on board. Actually for an egghead, the guy's pretty okay. He likes to criticize the company when you talk to him for a while, though. Well, he's right in a way: those big bosses at the top aren't angels." {WORDgovernment}

20

"A gun! You know you're gonna be in big trouble if security finds you with it! You'd better not tell anyone about that thing." {WORDsecurity}

21

"The security people aren't well liked on any ship. Especially since the incident on the GATES some years ago, where the strikers were all shot. The whole profession has fallen into disrepute."

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1

"To be honest, the Toronto fills me with a mixture of respect and skepticism. The physicist in me is amazed by this fantastic technical achievement. It's just a shame that all of this is converted into a factory which takes raw materials from other worlds and to destroy these worlds in the process - even if it is just a desert world such as our destination, which DDT so meaningfully christened 'Nugget'."{WORDDDT}{WORDNugget}{WORDcomplex}

2

"Doimlr-Daithasu-Thompson. I know your company better than you believe, Driscoll. My mother worked there and I spent part of my childhood and youth within the company culture. It's the second largest multinational corporation on Earth. It has more turnover than the gross national product of most countries. DDT arose from a merger of two European corporations and one Japanese company. The corporation is one of the strongest of the large multinationals. It looks like your job is secure, Driscoll."{WORDHQ}

3

"The newest generation of intelligent computers. DDT would never have been able to achieve this AI system if it weren't a leader in this type of technology. Even still, Ned accounted for almost 25 percent of the Toronto's total developmental costs. The system contains custom processors for the consciousness algorithms. I've talked with Ned several times and it always made my spine shudder. Ned is actually an intelligent entity.
You can see that no costs were spared in creating an expensive android body. The resistance to communicate with an artificial consciousness is greatly lowered when it actually looks like a human."{WORDToronto}

4

"The name for our destination planet crudely means what DDT sees in it - a profitable warehouse of raw materials, and nothing more. Haven't you seen the probe data? Let me summarize them briefly:

The data shows a small desert planet with a gravity level of 0.8 G due to its heavy core. There is oxygen in the atmosphere, but breathing the open air is probably not possible without assistance. The world's sun is similar to the size of ours, but it radiates a color spectrum shifted somewhat to the red. The planet has no axial tilt, so there are no significant seasonal variations in temperature. I think we can count on daily temperatures of around 50 degrees Celsius and nighttime temperatures around the freezing point.
Oddly enough a solar revolution lasts almost as long as an earth year. I think that all that is known about our destination. We will know more after our flight."{WORDDDT}{WORDflight}

5

"The age of individual transportation has been gone for a hundred years. Only the rich can afford a license for an individual vehicle. In my opinion, it is irresponsible to spend enormous amounts of money on the maintenance of public highways just for these people, but the illusion of mobility must be retained."

6

"Don't remind me! In my opinion, along with the careless behavior on Gaia, Joshi's case is the biggest interstellar space travel scandal. You know, at that time, one of DDT's competitors almost completely destroyed a life-filled planet. And you know what else? If it hadn't come out that a living world was ruined and an entire planet exterminated, there would probably still be no control over the matter.

If I remember the multi- nationals' comments, they said he planet had poisonous substances in its atmosphere which could not support human life.

As if the native flora and fauna didn't represent life! Unbelievably, they also commented about the end of the Grik'tra. They called them lop-ears and said that they were subject to the earth virus because they were decadent and were at the end of their developmental history. It's - excuse me, I get enraged when I talk about this. Ultimately, this incident is the reason I am on the ship. Since Joshi, no private spacecraft can go to an unexplored system without a government official." {WORDgovernment}{WORDFloppy ears}{WORDHoika}

7

"That's a racist term, Driscoll. The Grik'tra were a culture with a history more than 200,000 years older than ours. There were only a few thousand of them when the virus from earth exterminated them."

8

"Gaia is an example of the fact that mankind obviously did not learn from its errors. In the euphoria of the invention, or rather, the discovery of over-c, Gaia just had the misfortune of being a planet capable of supporting human life in the first star system mankind explored.

The discovery of native intelligent inhabitants, the Hoika, triggered greater excitement than the discovery of the over-c. Of course, this did not prevent the settlers from treating the Hoika the same way various nations were treated during the colonial times on earth. Only now is it becoming clear how exceptional Gaia is, since it is the only world we have found which can permanently support human life."

9

"Do you mean the COM-unit or the drive?" {BLOK010} "The COM-unit."{BLOK011} "The drive."

10

"Apparently the COM-unit was completely destroyed. I'm afraid my personal experiences with Snoop...ah, Inspector Beegle, were not ideal. I would like to know what he was trying to do with the unit during the jump.
The high energy technology of over-c communication is so expensive that we do not carry enough spare parts to be able to put the unit back into operation." {WORDSnoopy}

11

"The over-c drive is for us what fire was for early man. We don't know all of the details on how it works, but we are using it, and it is catapulting us into a new phase of our developmental history, whatever the consequences may be..."

12

"It will be fascinating to see how the ship is converted into a factory which builds its own infrastructure. The amount of automation is simply unimaginable. There will be a metal organism which continues to expand itself and which will send the excess raw materials to earth.

The Toronto is going to turn me schizophrenic! Hofstedt, the xenobiologist, complains about the despoiling of a virgin planet, but the physicist Hofstedt is fascinated by the technical achievement the ship represents."

13

"The government inspector was a walking clich� of Britishness. I thought he was quite arrogant; we didn't get along very well, to be honest. However, he did take his job seriously, I must grant him that."

14

"You know, I was a member of the environmentalists until the radical wing drifted more and more into terrorism. But at least the official part of the organization achieved great successes. The gene-technology that supported the resurrection of the tiger last year really improved the public's opinion of the organization. Ever since the greatest messes are being made in outer space, the situation of the last nature reserves has improved noticeably."

15

"I think Brandt is okay. He is completely fascinated by Ned, our AI. Maybe it's because he began his career as a software engineer." {WORDAI}

16

"Since the latest high-handed activities of the multinationals have become more known, the pressure on the corporations has assumed pleasingly large dimensions. It has almost gotten to the point that the government deserves its name."

17

"Haven't you seen the probe data? Let me summarize them briefly:

The data shows a small desert planet with a gravity level of 0.8 G due to its heavy core. There is oxygen in the atmosphere, but breathing the open air is probably not possible without assistance. The world's sun is similar to the size of ours, but it radiates a color spectrum shifted somewhat to the red. The planet has no axial tilt, so there are no significant seasonal variations in temperature. I think we can count on daily temperatures of around 50 degrees Celsius and nighttime temperatures around the freezing point.
Oddly enough a solar revolution lasts almost as long as an earth year. I think that all that is known about our destination. We will know more after our flight."{WORDflight}

18

"I'll bet DDT's central office is going crazy since contact was broken off."

19

"That's my name; perfectly correct, Driscoll."

20

"You have a weapon! Aren't security people the only officers who are allowed to carry weapons? You shouldn't show that to anyone, Driscoll."

21

"The security people aren't well liked on any ship. Especially since the incident on the GATES some years ago, where the strikers were all shot. The whole profession has fallen into disrepute."

22

"I am a physicist and xenobiologist working for the government. As you probably know, I am traveling with you to help prevent catastrophes from being repeated, such as what happened on Joshi."

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1

"To be honest, the Toronto fills me with a mixture of respect and skepticism. The physicist in me is amazed by this fantastic technical achievement. It's just a shame that all of this is converted into a factory which takes raw materials from other worlds and to destroy these worlds in the process - even if it is just a desert world such as our destination, which DDT so meaningfully christened 'Nugget'."

2

"Doimlr-Daithasu-Thompson. I know your company better than you believe, Driscoll. My mother worked there and I spent part of my childhood and youth within the company culture. It's the second largest multinational corporation on Earth. It has more turnover than the gross national product of most countries. DDT arose from a merger of two European corporations and one Japanese company. The corporation is one of the strongest of the large multinationals. DDT's losses caused by the false data on this new planet will be huge."

3

"The newest generation of intelligent computers. DDT would never have been able to achieve this AI system if it weren't a leader in this type of technology. Even still, Ned accounted for almost 25 percent of the Toronto's total developmental costs. The system contains custom processors for the consciousness algorithms. I've talked with Ned several times and it always made my spine shudder. Ned is actually an intelligent entity."

4

"Well, the name probably can't be maintained any longer - the planet has already proven itself to be a major surprise. I'd like to know what was wrong with the probe. Well, at any rate, some of the data was correct. The length of the day amounts to approximately 24 hours, the warm color of the sunlight and the absence of seasons because there is no axial tilt of the planet, are all as expected."

5

"Individual transportation seems to be primarily limited to walking here."

6

"Don't remind me! In my opinion, along with the careless behavior on Gaia, Joshi's case is the biggest interstellar space travel scandal. You know, at that time, one of DDT's competitors almost completely destroyed a life-filled planet. And you know what else? If it hadn't come out that a living world was ruined and an entire planet exterminated, there would probably still be no control over the matter.

If I remember the multi- nationals' comments, they said he planet had poisonous substances in its atmosphere which could not support human life.

As if the native flora and fauna didn't represent life! Unbelievably, they also commented about the end of the Grik'tra. They called them lop-ears and said that they were subject to the earth virus because they were decadent and were at the end of their developmental history. It's - excuse me, I get enraged when I talk about this. Ultimately, this incident is the reason I am on the ship. Since Joshi, no private spacecraft can go to an unexplored system without a government official."

7

"That's a racist term, Driscoll. The Grik'tra were a culture with a history more than 200,000 years older than ours. There were only a few thousand of them when the virus from earth exterminated them."

8

"Gaia is an example of the fact that mankind obviously did not learn from its errors. In the euphoria of the invention, or rather, the discovery of over-c, Gaia just had the misfortune of being a planet capable of supporting human life in the first star system mankind explored.

The discovery of native intelligent inhabitants, the Hoika, triggered greater excitement than the discovery of the over-c. Of course, this did not prevent the settlers from treating the Hoika the same way various nations were treated during the colonial times on earth. Only now is it becoming clear how exceptional Gaia is, since it is the only world we have found which can permanently support human life."

9

"Do you mean the COM-unit or the drive?" {BLOK010} "The COM-unit."{BLOK011} "The drive."

10

"Apparently the COM-unit was completely destroyed. I'm afraid my personal experiences with Snoop...ah, Inspector Beegle, were not ideal. I would like to know what he was trying to do with the unit during the jump.
The high energy technology of over-c communication is so expensive that we do not carry enough spare parts to be able to put the unit back into operation."

11

"The over-c drive is for us what fire was for early man. We don't know all of the details on how it works, but we are using it, and it is catapulting us into a new phase of our developmental history, whatever the consequences may be..."

12

"It's probably not possible to convert the ship into a factory right now. I'm not sure if the Toronto can be re-launched without taking additional measures."

13

"The government inspector was a walking clich� of Britishness. I thought he was quite arrogant; we didn't get along very well, to be honest. However, he did take his job seriously, I must grant him that."

14

"You know, I was a member of the environmentalists until the radical wing drifted more and more into terrorism. But at least the official part of the organization achieved great successes. The gene-technology that supported the resurrection of the tiger last year really improved the public's opinion of the organization. Ever since the greatest messes are being made in outer space, the situation of the last nature reserves has improved noticeably."

15

"I think Brandt is okay. He is completely fascinated by Ned, our AI. Maybe it's because he began his career as a software engineer."

16

"Since the latest high-handed activities of the multinationals have become more known, the pressure on the corporations has assumed pleasingly large dimensions. It has almost gotten to the point that the government deserves its name."

17

"The data about this planet needs a few revisions!"

18

"I'll bet DDT's central office is going crazy since contact was broken off."

19

"I am a physicist and xenobiologist working for the government. As you probably know, I am traveling with you to help prevent catastrophes from being repeated, such as what happened on Joshi."

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{BLOK000}"I'm checking the landing systems for the fourth time today." {WORDlanding}

1

"Hi, honey. Well, taking a walk before the shuttle takes off? I'm just checking out the systems this giant crate is going to land with." {WORDflight}{WORDlanding}{WORDdream}

2

"Bongiorno, sweetie. What's up?"

3

"If everything works, and we assume that it will, we will be buckled in for about forty-five minutes. After that, the landing should be complete and segments of the ship will fold out horizontally. Then there will be direct gravitational orientation within the segments. Don't forget to stow away the items in your cabin."

4

"Don't worry, my sweet. The systems and backups are in great shape. Everything's working fine."

5

"I envy you and Hofstedt. You will be the first to see Nugget. I'm crossing my fingers for you, Tom. Take care of yourself, O.K.?." {WORDHofstedt}{WORDNugget}

6

"Well, I guess I don't have to worry if you're half as good a pilot as you've told me. Seriously, dear, don't screw up, O.K.? I really like you."

7

"You still can't get that crazy dream out of your head? It's so strange that it keeps coming back. Well, since it's not really a nightmare, I hope you can live with it until it stops."

8

{BLOK000}"What can you say about..." {BLOK001}"Take a look at this..." {BLOK004}"See you soon!" {BLOK005}"What are you doing?"

9

"Bye, big guy."

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{BLOK000} "I am simulating a couple of errors so I can check out the backup systems." {WORDreserve systems}

1

"Hey, fella! You want to keep me from my work? Good idea!" {BLOK010}"Hi, Joe! Have you seen the security forces in this area?" {BLOK011}"Joe! The last time you looked like that was after that tour through Osaka, just before the launch."

2

"Yes, they're blocking access to the COM room. Arrogant guys." {BLOK010}"You bet. You know, I've always been curious. I'd like to have a look at the mess in the COM room."

3

"Hmm, I know how we can get by those snoops. I can show you an access to the service deck. You should be able to slip past the those security types and get into the COM room. What do you think?" {WORDservice deck}{BLOK010}"Good idea! Let's go!" {BLOK011}"Oh, it's probably not worth the trouble. I'll leave it alone."

4

"Okay. Look, the wall panels with the green light chains cover the accesses to the service deck. You'll find one of these in the room north of this one. The access code for this deck is '1042.' Behind it, you'll find a ladder going down. There you can find a service passage into the COM area." {WORDservice deck}

5

"Hey, that's not the Tom I used to know. Well, let me know if you change your mind."

6

"The service deck lies under the main deck where we are now. There is a service access and it is used primarily by robots, and by us technicians whenever those bolt-buckets can't handle something.
You have to understand, the service deck was set up primarily for robots. There are a number of floor switch plates and similar gadgets which control the locks. Just look around for switches if you get stuck in a place. You'll figure it out."

7

"Urg. Don't remind me. I am drowning in work this close to landing. At least our sake marathon in Osaka was worth it, ha ha!"

8

"Hi, Tom. Well, you want avoid the security forces after all?" {BLOK010}"Okay, okay! You've got me. What's your idea?"

9

"Well, have you seen anything interesting?" {WORDservice deck}{BLOK010}"I didn't have any luck. I'll try again later." {BLOK011}"What was the access code for the service entrance again?"

10

"Remember, experiment with the switches and stay close to the service robs - it'll work ."

11

"Wow! Don't show that thing to anybody or they'll take it from you immediately. "

12

"Couldn't you have stashed that thing on the service deck so you could get it from the other side? Well, now it's too late."

13

"Oh, routine stuff, but a lot of it. I'm simulating the most improbable accidents, but the ship systems are eating them for breakfast."

14

"Well, have you seen anything interesting?" {BLOK010}"Well, the over-c COM unit looks real bad. Guess what: I found a gun there!"

15

"Did you see anything interesting?" {BLOK010} "Well, the over-c COM unit looks real bad. Guess what: I found a gun there! Only the security forces took it away from me since the way back from the service deck was blocked."

16

"The access code is '1042.' Good luck!"

17

"Did you see anything interesting?" {BLOK010}"The over-c COM unit is completely gone. They've already removed Snoopy's remains."

18

"Didn't find anything else exciting? That's really too bad."

19

{BLOK000}"What can you say about..." {BLOK001}"Take a look at this..." {BLOK004}"See you soon!" {BLOK005}"What are you doing?"

20

"Take care, Tom."

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{BLOK000}"I am a security officer with the rank of colonel."

1

"Go on, there's nothing to see here." {BLOK010}"What happened? You're certainly not standing around here for your health."

2

"You must have heard of the inspector's accident with the over-c COM unit. The COM unit is closed until further notice." {WORDCOM room}

3

"The room remains closed to the crew until there is no longer any danger from the defective unit. That's enough questions."

4

"Don't be a wise guy, Driscoll. For you, it's still colonel!"

5

{HIGH} "Are you crazy?"
{NORS}"Hand over the weapon immediately! This will have serious consequences for your personal record, Driscoll, I promise you that."

{INK 001}Priver takes the weapon from Tom.

6

"What else do you want? We don't get paid for talking." {WORDCOM room}

7

"Get out of here, Driscoll. I don't want to talk with troublemakers like you."

8

{BLOK000}"What can you tell me about..."{BLOK001}"Look at this..."{BLOK004}"Bye."{BLOK005}"What's your job?"

9

"Bye."

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{BLOK000}"I am mathematician and navigation officer." {WORDnavigation officer}

1

"Hello, Driscoll. Well, is everything set for the flight?" {WORDflight}

2

"Ah, Driscoll. What else can I do for you?" {WORDflight}

3

"I've checked the calculations for your flight path again. Everything is in the green area - no critical points in the path. It should be child's play."

4

"As I already said, the calculations for the flight path are finished and checked."

5

"Fairly hard job this time. Even though, or maybe because, we have Ned the Wonder-AI on board. I've tried to find errors in the AI's calculations during the entire flight, but there are none. I think I'm removing the need for my own job by all that checking. No-one is prepared to trust an AI 100%, but I think it won't be long before that'll start to change. " {WORDAI}

6

{BLOK000}"What can you say about..." {BLOK001}"Take a look at this..." {BLOK004}"See you soon!" {BLOK005}"What are you doing?"

7

"Bye."

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{BLOK000} "I am the chief mechanic. Right now I'm testing the operational capacity of the mining units."{WORDmining structures}

1

"Hello, Driscoll. How's it going? Soon we'll reach Nugget, then I'll be up to my ears in work." {WORDNugget}

2

"Hello, Driscoll. How's it going?"

3

"Well, first the systems we brought with us will mine enough ore for further production of robot systems. This will result in a self-sustaining process which will produce more and more ore, which we can shoot home in the cheap containers." {WORDrobot}{WORDore}

4

"The new models are gigantic, with integrated self-repair circuits. Those things are indestructible."

5

"There's supposed to all kinds of ore on Nugget."

6

{BLOK000}"What can you say about..." {BLOK001}"Take a look at this..." {BLOK004}"See you soon!" {BLOK005}"What are you doing?"

7

"Bye, Tom."

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{BLOK000}"I am responsible for the life-support systems." {WORDlife support}

1

"Hello, Driscoll, you daredevil. Have you heard about what happened to Snoopy?" {WORDSnoopy}

2

"Hello, Driscoll. What's up?"

3

"Everything's in the green. I'm not expecting any problems. If some feces get into the fresh water system during the landing, you'll find out."

4

{BLOK000}"What can you say about..." {BLOK001}"Take a look at this..." {BLOK004}"See you soon!" {BLOK005}"What are you doing?"

5

"Bye."

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{BLOK000}"I am responsible for providing the crew with food and other things." {WORDfood}{WORDother}

1

"Hello. What will it be for you? A little between-meal snack? I have a couple of good chocolate bars to offer, and they're not too sweet." {BLOK010}"Yes, please. I can always use some."

2

"Hello, Driscoll. Need some more supplies?"{BLOK010}"Yes, please, I could use some more."

3

"Hello. Sorry, no more chocolate bars. I have to make sure that there are some left for the others. You're going to get fat, Driscoll."

4

"Here, have some."

{INK 001} She hands Tom some rations.

5

"The company supplies aren't exactly for gourmets, but with a bit of intuition I can program the kitchen to make edible food out of it."

6

"If you want to see new videos or something, come see me when I'm in my office." {WORDvideos}

7

"The selection is huge. Take a look through my data bank when you have a chance."

8

{BLOK000}"What can you say about..." {BLOK001}"Take a look at this..." {BLOK004}"See you soon!" {BLOK005}"What are you doing?"

9

"See you later."

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{BLOK000}"I'm the machine driver for the mining robots. However, right now I'm taking care of the storage area." {WORDmachine technician}

1

"Hi, Tom! I don't have much time. The captain picked me to prepare the storage room for the landing." {WORDlanding}{WORDcaptain}

2

"Well, you know, normally our job begins after the landing, when we start mining the raw materials."

3

"Because gravity will tilt during the landing, everything here has to be tied down."

4

"Yes, what's up, Tom?"

5

{BLOK000}"What can you say about..." {BLOK001}"Take a look at this..." {BLOK004}"See you soon!" {BLOK005}"What are you doing?"

6

"Bye, Tom."

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{BLOK000}"I'm the technical director for all segments." {WORDsegments}{WORDladder}

1

"Hello, Driscoll."

2

"Whenever there's a problem, the technicians come to me and expect me to work wonders. But I can't complain: up to now, the flight was very smooth until now. The Toronto is really worth the money." {WORDToronto}

3

"As I said: whenever there's a problem, the technicians come to me and expect me to work wonders. But I can't complain: up to now, the flight was very smooth until now. The Toronto is really worth the money." {WORDToronto}

4

"Only two of the Toronto's eight segments have life-support systems installed: this one here, and the one where the security forces, infirmary, and power plant are located. The rest of the segments only contain mining supplies which don't need maintenance during the flight, so they're not causing me any trouble." {WORDsecurity}

5

"Didn't understand? Okay, once more: only two of the Toronto's eight segments have life-support systems installed: this one here, and the one where the security forces, infirmary, and power plant are located. The rest of the segments only contain mining supplies which don't need maintenance during the flight, so they're not causing me any trouble." {WORDsecurity}

6

{BLOK000}"What can you say about..." {BLOK001}"Take a look at this..." {BLOK004}"See you soon!" {BLOK005}"What are you doing?"

7

"Till then!"

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{BLOK000}"I'm a physicist and xenobiologist in government service."{WORDgovernment service}

1

"Ah, hello, Driscoll! I hope you're feeling fit for our flight."{WORDflight}

2

"Greetings, Driscoll. What have you got on your mind?"{WORDflight}

3

"Well, I'm in government service because it offers one of the few possibilities to do practical work out here without being in debt to one of the major companies like DDT." {WORDDDT}

4

"I'm eager to experience your flying skills. It is an absolute high for me each time I see a new world, even if it is a sterile world which your company has given the unbelievably poetic name 'Nugget.' Of course it would be much more interesting to discover a beauty like Joshi used to be.

But that would mean this complex would have come all this way for nothing - even if that would make the old environmentalist in me gloat." {WORDNugget}{WORDJoshi}{WORDenvironmentalist}{WORDcomplex}

5

"I'm eager to experience your flying skills. It is an absolute high for me each time I see a new world, even if it is a sterile world which your company has given the unbelievably poetic name 'Nugget.' Of course it would be much more interesting to discover a beauty like Joshi used to be.

But that would mean this complex would have come all this way for nothing - even if that would make the old environmentalist in me gloat." {WORDNugget}{WORDJoshi}{WORDenvironmentalist}{WORDcomplex}

6

{BLOK000}"What can you tell me about..."{BLOK001}"Take a look at this..."{BLOK004}"See you later."{BLOK005}"What is your job?"

7

"Till then."

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{BLOK000}"As you should know, I am the captain of this ship."

1

"What is it, Driscoll? My time is precious so close to landing." {BLOK010}"Sir, I only wanted to ask if you could tell me a more precise departure time for the shuttle flight."

2

"Sorry, Driscoll, don't have time right now. Pay attention to the loudspeaker messages for your take-off time."

3

"I cannot give you any more information, Driscoll. It would take me too long. The bridge will announce the take-off time over the loudspeaker shortly.

Now please excuse me, I still have a lot to do."

4

"You should have launched a long time ago. Didn't you hear the announcement? When you go is up to you, but you shouldn't try our patience too much."

5

{BLOK004}"Good bye, Sir."{BLOK005}"What is your job?"

6

"Bye, Driscoll."

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{BLOK000}"I am Ned, the AI system of the Toronto."

1

{INK 001}This is the android body that Ned, the AI of the Toronto, uses to communicate with people.

{INK 002}"Good day, Mister Driscoll. Can I help you?"{BLOK010}"Hello, ah, Ned. What do you know about the accident that killed Inspector Beegle?"{BLOK011}"Ned, do you have any more precise information about my exploratory flight with Dr. Hofstedt?"{BLOK012}"Are the landing preparations running according to plan?"{BLOK013}"I have to go, Ned."

2

"The discharge which unfortunately led to Mister Beegle's death must have occurred during the over-c phase.

Unfortunately, I don't know why Mister Beegle was trying to operate the COM unit at precisely that moment. He did not have any personal relations with other crew members so no one was able to give me information about his motives.

I am sorry that I cannot give you more information on this matter, since the death of a government official - even if it was undoubtedly an accident - puts our company in a bad light."

3

"The ideal take-off time is being determined right now, Mister Driscoll. You will hear the announcement promptly. The scanning instruments are confirming the probe data.

You can expect to find a lifeless desert world without much atmospheric turbulence. It is highly probable that your flight will be an easy, routine operation."

4

"I'm happy to report that all systems are operating at an error level which is 5 times below all previous flights of DDT space vehicles. To put it another way, everything's running like clockwork, Mister Driscoll."

5

"As you can gather from the announcements, everything's ready for the launch. You need only to report to the launching area when you hear an announcement."

6

"Good bye, Mister Driscoll."

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{BLOK000} "Exist. Live. Feel. Smell. Hear. See."

1

"Ahh, a complex mind. So long ago, so long. Beautiful. Speak."{BLOK010}"Who or what are you?"

2

"I am... here. I am now this place. A long time ago... I was small, I was single, alone."{BLOK010}"You were once someone different?"

3

"Yes...I was...once I was as you. Iskai."{BLOK010}{FAT }"Oh, Goddess!"{NORS} "You... You were once..." {FAT }ARGIM{NORS}!"

4

"Yes."

5

"It's wonderful to talk."{BLOK010}"Can you tell me about your past?" {BLOK011}"Can you tell me something about your current life, Argim?"{BLOK012}"We are searching for a man who came in here."{BLOK013}"I would like to break off contact now, Argim."

6

"I've been here so long, it is... hard. I'm no longer used to this kind of... thinking... remembering. I wanted to live. My life was so short. I was hot. So angry. Everything flowed out of me. I expanded. It's hard to talk about it.

But, everything became good. I live."

7

"I live. That is wonderful. I live in this place. I am this place. I live in the animals here. I experience everything that they experience.

I am in them. I sense how they live, how they hunt and are hunted, how they love and die.

It's wonderful. I am happy. I only miss little. Talks like this. And music."

8

"Yes. There was a man here. He was a good predator. But he wasn't the only predator here. He has been incorporated into the cycle. He is no longer alive."{BLOK010}"Did you look at his remains? We saw them in the room behind the structure through which we communicate."

9

"Yes, {LEAD}{NAME}. I will move this structure after our contact."

10

"That's too bad. I really enjoyed the contact. Please come again.

And I... I would like to ask you something. I often remember music, wonderful music. I miss music. I often dream of music of the crystal. Please bring me a music crystal. Promise me that."{BLOK010}"We promise you, Argim. We'll bring you a crystal."{BLOK011}"It's doubtful we can provide such a crystal, Argim."

11

"I'm very happy. Let me show you my gratitude.

In the large room, there are two sources of color. Connect them with a path of light.

Then enjoy the sources of power. Now farewell. I await your return."

12

"That's very sad. I very much long for music. Farewell."

13

"It's wonderful to talk."{BLOK001}"We have brought you a music crystal, Argim."{BLOK011} "Can you tell me about your past?"{BLOK012}"Can you tell me something about your current life, Argim?"{BLOK013}"I would like to break off our contact now, Argim."

14

"You're there again! I am happy."

15

"It's wonderful to talk."{BLOK010}" Can you tell me about your past?"{BLOK011}"Can you tell me something about your current life, Argim?"{BLOK012}"Did you like the music crystal?"{BLOK013}"I would like to break off our contact now, Argim."

16

"Oh, yes. The music has given me great joy. I'm thankful to you."

17

"I enjoyed your visit very much. May the Goddess watch over you."

18

"Music has returned to my life! I am happy. I am fortunate. Thank you."

19

"Don't you want to give me a music crystal, {LEAD}{NAME}?"

20

"It is wonderful to talk."{BLOK010}"Can you tell me about your past?"{BLOK011}"Can you tell me something about your current life, Argim?"{BLOK013}"I would like to break off our contact now, Argim."

21

{INK 001}{LEAD}{NAME} directs a short statement to the others.

{INK 002} "It's unbelievable! I have made contact with what was once Argim's consciousness!"

{INK 001} Then {HE } concentrates again on Argim's thoughts.

22

"What an experience! Just imagine..." {INK 001}{LEAD}{NAME} reports to the others about the contact with Argim's consciousness.

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"Do you like Beloveno? The city is very old, has a lot of tradition, and trade flourishes in the great harbor. There's a nice tavern, a healer, many shops, and a council house-a very beautiful building which all the citizens of Beloveno are particularly proud of. North of the city, we have a little park. If you would like to rest, the park is a nice place. There's also an inn nearby. You already know where the city gate is. If you would like to continue your journey, look for the mountain pass." {WORDtavern}{WORDtown hall}{WORDhealer}{WORDcity gate}{WORDmountain pass}{WORDshops}{WORDinn}{WORDharbor}

2

"Haven't you been there yet? It is called "The Open Tap" and is in the same building as the inn. If you want to spend the night, you are right there. There is always something going on at the Tap, and it serves the best sugo. "{WORDsugo}

3

"We have a very large council house where we hold all our meetings. All important matters are straightened out there and on official occasions the entire city gathers there. During the day, you will find the Council of the Just in the council house. The council house is the largest building in Beloveno and you can't miss it. You will find it in the West." {WORDcouncil}{WORDCouncil of the Just}

4

"The Council of the Just governs our city. It consists of three council members and the council president, Herras-Qennikos. If you have a request, you will find him in the council house during the day."{WORDtown hall}{WORDPerron}

5

"Sugo is our favorite drink, you must try it! But I must warn you that sugo is a fermented fruit juice with a highly stimulating effect. Anyone who is not familiar with sugo should drink it with caution! You would not be the first strangers who weren't able to carry on a conversation after just two glasses."

6

"Our healer is called Ramina. Her clinic is a small, modest house in the northern part of Beloveno. Ramina has extraordinary knowledge and is also very good-natured. If you are sick, she will help you."{WORDsick}

7

"Kounos is the little village where people still have a traditional lifestyle. The path to Kounos is arduous and difficult to describe since the village lies on the mountain plateau. Just try to find the rock walls on which large, climbing plants grow. With a little exertion, you can climb up onto the plateau. Kounos is pretty far up, but if you really look for it, you will find it."

8

"Kontos is a druid who lives in Kounos. He has become the village's respected religious leader. Kontos is very intelligent and I've heard that he is a very good magician. I have heard both good and bad about him."{WORDKounos}

9

"Yes, there are numerous caves here. Hermits live in some of them, most are just empty. There is an especially large cave which we always avoid. It is so large that you can get lost in it forever, and unfortunately that has already happened. Three citizens from Beloveno have disappeared in this cave. However, if you want to go into the caves, be sure to take plenty of supplies and a rope with you. You'll find the entrances along the mountain range."

10

"You might have seen the small black animals which scurry through the streets at night. We call them kritahs and, aside from the fact that they have a habit of stealing small shiny objects, they are fairly harmless. The kritahs live somewhere in the mountain caves, but unfortunately I cannot tell you exactly which ones."

11

"Srimalinar is a beautiful little Iskai village. It lies to the north of Beloveno on the other side of the mountain. Just like the inhabitants of Kounos, religion plays an important role in the lives of the people of Srimalinar. There is a shrine which they visit regularly near their city. There is also a magician's guild." {WORDguild}{WORDshrine}

12

"That is a vault near the village of Srimalinar. Be warned that it is best not to go in there since there is a taboo which forbids strangers from entering the shrine and the area around it. The inhabitants of Srimalinar get very upset when anyone violates this taboo! {WORDtaboo}{WORDSrimalinar}

13

"That is correct, there is a path over the mountain range which connects the north side and south side of our continent. It is a very narrow, barely recognizable path because it is rarely used. It goes past Kounos and then continues north to Srimalinar. I have never been there and, therefore, can give you no information about it." {WORDnorthern side}{WORDsouthern side}{WORDKounos}{WORDSrimalinar}{WORDBeloveno}

14

"Well, these skulls aren't very modern. Nevertheless, they still hang in many residences as decorative objects. They are heirlooms from our distant ancestors."

15

"It is right near the city park. It's near the tavern."

16

"That is the part north of the great mountain range. That's where Srimalinar is. You can get there over the mountain pass." {WORDpass}

17

"Everything south of the great mountain range is the south side. It includes Beloveno and the harbor. Have you already been to the north side?" {WORDharbor}

18

"The taboo refers to the shrine of Srimalinar. The Iskai in this village take this old taboo very seriously!

19

"If you are looking for people with strong magic capabilities, then go to Kontos in Kounos or look in Srimalinar." {WORDSrimalinar}

20

"As you can see, we build our structures simply and purposefully. Our most splendid structure is probably the council house." {WORDtown hall}

21

"The inhabitants of Beloveno are not very religious. Of course, Kounos and Srimalinar are quite the opposite." {WORDKounos}{WORDSrimalinar}

22

"Srimalinar is a village on the north side of the continent where the Iskai live. There is also a magician's guild there." {WORDmagic}{WORDIskai}{WORDguild}

23

"The closest magic guild is in Srimalinar." {WORDmagic}{WORDSrimalinar}

24

"The city gate is north, directly beside the small guard house. There used to be three city gates. Back then, you could also leave Beloveno in the west and east. You will find the relics of small guardhouses there."

25

"You will find our marketplace in the middle, directly beside our council house. If you are lucky, the market will be open."

26

"We are always glad when visitors use hard currency to make purchases in our shops. You will find an extensive range of goods here. There's a weapons- and an armor merchant, a food seller, and a mixed goods shop. Ramina, our healer, also offers her services. You will find most of the shops around the market place." {WORDmarket square}{WORDcurrency}

27

"Gold pieces are the means of payment in Beloveno. Of course, some people are willing to make deals with other types of currency, but I don't really know about that...hahaha."

28

"There are three climate zones on Albion: temperate, warm, and desert. Personally, I like it here in the temperate part best."

29

"The Metalmakers live on the eastern continent and have a monopoly on metal production. Perhaps you will run into them on your journey."

30

"I can't tell you a lot about the Kenget Kamulos, except that they are extremely powerful and that they use black magic. I'm happy when I don't have to have anything to do with them... They live on the east side of the continent."

31

"The harbor of Beloveno is in the south. You can't miss it if you go south. Sometimes you can see the tips of masts from the many ships that are anchored there from far away. {WORDships}

32

"Most of the ships transport goods to and from Beloveno. Actually, there aren't many passenger ships. If you are looking for transportation, you're better off trying to go by land. {WORDby land}

33

"I mean the way over the mountain pass!" {WORDpass}

34

"Many years ago, a lot of people in the city came down with several attacks of a mysterious disease. In some cases, this disease even caused death. Fortunately, I don't think anyone suffers from this disease anymore."

35

"That's also in our city."

36

"Yes, nice weather, huh?"

37

"Herras is council president of the Council of the Just."

38

"Perron, Gard, and Riko are members of the Council of the Just. Their president is Herras."

39

"Skeima Din. Well , basically it means "a beautiful day."

40

"That's the name of our country."

41

"They are cherished collectible items."

42

"Herras was council president of the Council of the Just."

43

"I do not know where they are."

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"Beloveno is the harbor city. It lies south of the great mountain range. Follow the mountain pass." {WORDmountain pass}

2

"She is in the hut where Kontos lives."

3

"I don't know anything about it."

4

"I don't know anything about it."

5

"Sugo is our favorite drink, you must try it! But I must warn you that sugo is a fermented fruit juice with a highly stimulating effect. Anyone who is not familiar with sugo should drink it with caution! You would not be the first strangers who weren't able to carry on a conversation after just two glasses."

6

"I don't know anything about it."

7

"We like our village and we love life on the high plateau."

8

"Kontos is our leader. We all follow him! What would we do without him?"

9

"Yes, there are numerous caves here. Hermits live in some of them, most are just empty. There is an especially large cave which we always avoid. It is so large that you can get lost in it forever, and unfortunately that has already happened. Three citizens from Beloveno have disappeared in this cave. However, if you want to go into the caves, be sure to take plenty of supplies and a rope with you. You'll find the entrances along the mountain range."

10

"You've probably already seen the small black animals that scurry around here at night. We call them kritahs, and aside from the fact that they have a habit of stealing small shiny objects, they are fairly harmless. The kritahs live somewhere in the mountain caves, but I don't know exactly which ones."

11

"Srimalinar is a small, beautiful Iskai village. It lies north of Kounos, on the other side of the mountain range."

12

"That's a vault near the village of Srimalinar."

13

"That is correct. There is actually a pass over the mountain range which connects the north and south sides of our continent. It's a very narrow path, hardly recognizable because it isn't used very often. It goes from Beloveno, past our village, and then leads north to Srimalinar." {WORDnorthern side}{WORDsouthern side}{WORDKounos}{WORDSrimalinar}{WORDBeloveno}

14

"We love tradition and are proud of our past."

15

"I don't know anything about it."

16

"That is the part north of the great mountain range. That's where Srimalinar is. You can get there over the mountain pass." {WORDpass}

17

"Everything south of the great mountain range is the south side. It includes Beloveno and the harbor. Have you already been to the north side?" {WORDharbor}

18

"The taboo refers to the shrine of Srimalinar. The Iskai in this village take this old taboo very seriously!

19

"If you are looking for people with great magical abilities, then turn to our leader or look in Srimalinar."{WORDSrimalinar}

20

"I don't know anything about it."

21

"Religion is very important for us. We are happy that Kontos has taught us so much."

22

"Srimalinar is a village on the north side of the continent where the Iskai live. There is also a magician's guild there." {WORDmagic}{WORDIskai}{WORDguild}

23

"The closest magic guild is in Srimalinar." {WORDmagic}{WORDSrimalinar}

24

"I don't know anything about it."

25

"I don't know anything about it."

26

"If you are looking for shops, then go to Beloveno or Srimalinar."

27

"Gold pieces are used here. Of course, some people take other currencies, but I won't go into that any further... hee hee."

28

"There are three climate zones on Albion: temperate, warm, and desert. Personally, I like it here in the temperate part best."

29

"The Metalmakers live on the eastern continent and have a monopoly on metal production. Perhaps you will run into them on your journey."

30

"I can't tell you a lot about the Kenget Kamulos, except that they are extremely powerful and that they use black magic. I'm happy when I don't have to have anything to do with them... They live on the east side of the continent."

31

"There is a harbor in Beloveno."

32

"Ships can only be found in Beloveno."

33

"I mean the way over the mountain pass!" {WORDpass}

34

"I am happy when I am healthy."

35

"That's in Beloveno."

36

"Yes, nice weather, huh?"

37

"I don't know anything about it."

38

"I don't know anything about it."

39

"Skeima Din. Well , basically it means "a beautiful day."

40

"That's the name of our country."

41

"Fortunately, you have done away with him."

42

"Religion is very important for us."

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"Most of us love living here, because of the wonderful climate and of course the city itself. The desert may appear to be desolate, but it has its own charm. And there are very beautiful plants in Umajo-Kenta.

If you live between the sea and the desert, you enjoy a very special climate and exquisite air. I hope you will feel well here.

I can tell you a little more about Umajo-Kenta:

Since we are the only people that can produce and work metal, we do pretty well and you can buy a lot of valuable things around here. If you are looking for special items, you will certainly find them here - provided you can pay for them. Of course, food is very expensive since we have to ship everything in. I would also make a visit to the many traditional guilds." {WORDmetal}{WORDguilds}{WORDplants}

2

"Metal plays a very important role for us. We are the only culture that knows the ritual that appeases the Goddess of the Earth. We can mine and process metal ores and jewels. Many have tried to copy it. But it goes against our beliefs to abuse the treasures of our world. Whoever tries it will feel the wrath of Mother Earth and will receive great misfortune." {WORDritual}{WORDMother Earth}

3

"The most important guilds are those of the Miners and the Mountain Priests, the guild of the Diamond Polishers, and the guild of the Weaponsmiths. Each of these guilds has a clan house in the city. The most important guild members meet there regularly. Also, the guild houses are open for guests." {WORDDiamond Polisher}{WORDMiners}{WORDWeaponsmith}{WORDEquipmentmaker}

4

"Only the Mountain Priests can conduct this ritual. It placates Mother Earth, and it permits us to open the earth and mine ores and jewels. However, we can take no more than the Goddess allows us. Naturally the ritual is a well-kept secret which no one will disclose to you!" {WORDMother Earth}

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"She rules over the Earth and punishes anyone who commits a crime against her. Anger and misfortune will break over those who do not perform the ritual." {WORDwrath}{WORDbad luck}{WORDritual}

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"If you do not conduct the ritual, tunnels collapse, workers simply fall into shafts, there are explosions, you can no longer breathe the air, and lots of other horrible things happen."

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"Making weapons is the oldest craft in our city. In addition to traditionally cutting and piercing weapons, shields, helmets, and many other items are produced."

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"The Miners mine ores and jewels while the Mountain Priests perform religious rituals to placate Mother Earth. {WORDritual} This guild is very important since all other guilds use the raw materials. You can probably imagine that this causes problems and conflicts often arise." {WORDreligion}

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"They process the jewels from the mines to make valuable jewelry. Most of the items are exported. They also sell the jewelry here."{WORDprice}

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"Our Equipment Makers are always busy developing new inventions. It's really astounding what they think up. Perhaps you've already heard of the phenomenal spring weapons, or seen a precision lock on a door or a trunk? You can be sure they were produced by our Equipment Makers. The people of this guild are very innovative, and at times they lose sight of our religion."

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"It is really very expensive..."

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"In the northwest, near the Miner's guild, you will find the 'Ore Mine' guest house. It's the only tavern, but it is quite large."

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"There is no official council house in Umajo-Kenta, strictly speaking. If you have a request or problems, go to the chief magistrate's house. You will find it in the north-eastern part of the city."

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"There was a healer in the city at one time. But because of our high standard of living, few people are ever sick. The healer was unemployed most of the time. He moved away one day. Since then, we have to summon a healer to come when someone is sick. Or we take the patient to the big island.

You can buy remedies against sickness, poisonings, and such in our mixed goods shop."

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"Kounos is a little village where a very traditional lifestyle prevails. The way to Kounos is hard to describe since it lies on the mountain range of the great island. It is pretty far from here."

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"Srimalinar is a small, beautiful Iskai town. But it's very far from here. It is located on the north continent, north of Beloveno and on the other side of the mountain range." {WORDIskai}

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"Religion is also an important component of our life. We believe in Mother Earth, whom we have to thank for our wealth. And naturally we believe in rituals and old traditions that enable us to live here the way we do." {WORDmother}{WORDritual}

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"As far as I know, no Iskai live here. They prefer a luxurious vegetation and jungle-like climate. We do have some plants in our city, but outside the city it's almost all desert." {WORDplants}

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"Fortunately, there are two fountains in the city which provide good drinking water which we also use to water our beautiful palms, trees, and grass." {WORDwater}

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"There is a city gate in the north. It is directly beside the small guard house."

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"We are always glad when visitors make purchases in our shops with hard currency. You will find a large assortment of goods here. There is a weapons merchant, an armament merchant, a food merchant, and a mixed goods shop. Many shops are integrated right into the guild houses. You can find select jewelry pieces as well as the Equipment Makers' latest production in the mixed goods shop." {WORDguild}

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"Gold pieces are the recognized currency in Umajo-Kenta. Of course, there are other types of currencies you can use with certain people, but I won't go any further into that right now...hee hee."

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"There are three climate zones on Albion: moderate, warm, and desert. Personally, I like it best here in the desert."

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"They are Druids. They control black magic. I don't want to have anything to do with them."

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"The harbor of Umajo-Kenta lies in the southwest. You can't miss it if you go south. There is a ship connection between Beloveno and Umajo-Kenta." {WORDUmajo-Kenta}

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"Most ships transport goods to and from Umajo-Kenta. There are also passenger ships. A ship travels regularly between Beloveno and Umajo-Kenta." {WORDUmajo-Kenta}{WORDship}

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"Yes, nice weather, huh?"

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"Skeima Din. Well , basically it means "a beautiful day."

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"We have a monopoly when it comes to metal production. Aside from us, no one knows how to extract metal ore without enraging Mother Earth." {WORDmother}{WORDMiners}

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"There is an ore mine here which lies in the western corner of the city. There is also a guest house with the same name right near there."

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"That's just north of the continent. Very far if you go on foot. The entrance is in a large cliff."

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"You know her?

You best steer clear of Nelly. She'll lead you around by the nose and play her little innocence game. You obviously don't know about her or you'd know the trouble she has caused before."

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"How did you hear that? Has Zard, the pessimist, put you up to this? He maintains stubbornly that something very ludicrous came down from the sky.

I admit there was an extremely loud roaring that came from the south, but I think it was just one of those strong desert storms."

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"She has to be wandering around here somewhere. When you find her, you'd better be prepared. We are looking for her, too. Synja, the poor girl, was the first innocent victim, and if we don't find Nelly soon there will be more!"

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"We gave it to her. Just what she deserved. The low-life. She didn't survive it and I'm glad."

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"Naturally, the desert does not support much life, but there are always certain places with a bearable climate such as where we have built our city. We get our water from natural springs and the rain. Food is brought by ship." {WORDships}{WORDclimate}

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"There's enough water here for us to live, but we have to be careful. We can't use the sea water because it's so salty. So we get our drinking water from natural springs in the ground and we collect rain water. Since it doesn't rain very often, we have to turn to the springs often."

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"He is a known jewel collector."

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"An experienced Former can grow a large sitting plant in 4 days. They are wonderful to sit on, and the children love to bounce around on them." {WORDFormer}

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"Yes, we have a lot more tasty things. Most come from the animals of the forest. The people prefer game, although the animal herders sell their meat at a slightly cheaper price."

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"Whoever can afford it has the water run throughout the entire house. It looks very beautiful, only you have to watch that the children don't play mischief with the water..." {WORDhouse}

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"We love to combine the beauty of nature with the comforts of home. The Formers of the Dji-Fadh guild know how to make complete structures out of plants! Of course, it's not cheap; there are houses which are made only of stone or sand, or only partially made of the plants of the Dji-Fadh. Especially the poor people live in 'dead houses', as we say." {WORDDji-Fadh}

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"Maturity is reached at ten years old and then you are free from your elders' rules."

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"The women are fertile for only three months of the year. This time is called Fadhim and the celebration starts with a great feast. During this time, taboos are enforced for married people and their secondary partners."

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"The Sebai ritual is the most powerful magical act which we are capable of. It can be performed by anyone, however slight his magical talent.
You must know that the Trii of a newborn has very special abilities during the first week. If an adult touches the newborn's Trii against his, he can transfer his entire self into the spirit of the child. He or she can begin life anew; the body of the adult dies at the time of the ceremony.
Naturally, it is forbidden to perform the ritual without the council circle's approval. Besides the abduction of a newborn, this is the worst crime there is! According to our laws, the criminal and his entire family are punished by death.
Only a few special people, the Chosen, can undergo the ritual. Further, the ritual cannot be carried out without the newborn's mother's consent. Usually it is the partner or sister of the Chosen one.

If the ritual is performed, the Chosen one receives the title of Sebai, followed by a number which indicates how often he or she has been through the ritual." {WORDmagic}{WORDTrii}{WORDChosen}

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"It is very difficult to attain the status of Chosen, to become eligible for the Sebai ritual, and the respective council must vote on it.
There are different possibilities for obtaining the honor of the ritual. For example, if someone has distinguished himself in courage or self-sacrificing devotion. If someone dies, a brother or a sister may be chosen as the Sebai in memory of this person.
Quite often, someone with a high ranking among the Stiriik will be chosen. In general, people with unique talents or knowledge are considered if they have used this knowledge for the good of many." {WORDSebai}

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"The Trii, which each of us bears on our forehead, is a very special organ. It is seen as the center of the spirit. Injuries to the Trii can lead to personality disorders, memory loss, and even death.
If two people place their Triis against each other, they can feel each other's emotions, and especially gifted individuals can read the other person's thoughts."

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"Most of us believe that after death we will return back to where we came from : the Great Consciousness which is formed by all of our ancestors and is often called the Goddess. They say that the more exemplary one's life is, the more one will remain oneself when one is incorporated into the Goddess."

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"The great city of the Iskai. Our ancestors live there."

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"I find that humans are interesting beings. They look like small, strong trees and with every step they set their roots into the ground. I have heard that they are very strong and can live to be incredibly old."

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"Oh, clothing has a decorative meaning for us. It is considered very provocative to wear a lot of clothing, for what can excite someone's curiosity more than covering body parts?"

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"I have heard rumors that you humans are completely at the mercy of your pains. We can control our pains, at least while we're awake. Children are only taught this technique when they are older so they can recognize serious injuries."

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"This word means 'beginner, learner,' and it is used as a title."

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"For the most part, this word is used with names. It means that the person is a master of his subject."

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"I don't know anything about it."

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"There are many of them, but this is hardly the time to tell stories. Excuse me."

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"You wish to insult me? Oh, you mean what the word means! Ah, well...hir hir! It is the name of an animal which does not stand in high regard, because it feeds mostly on excrement!"

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"I don't know anything about it."

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"They are normally shy and do not attack. Although, I have heard they become aggressive when they are in a group. There is an entrance to a tunnel system near Kounos. There are supposedly a lot of kritahs there."{WORDKounos}

59

"Actually, I think you went past Kounos on your journey. It is a small village where people live very traditional lives. It is on the plateau of the great mountain range."

60

"Sugo is one of our favorite drinks. You really must try it sometime. I should warn you, though, that sugo is a fermented fruit juice with a highly stimulating effect. Anyone who is not familiar with sugo should drink it with caution. You wouldn't be the first strangers to not be able to carry on a conversation after two glasses."

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"That's the name of our country."

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"Our shrine has great religious significance for us. It is against our religion if strangers enter it, for they can destroy the eternal consciousness of our dead." {WORDconsciousness}{WORDdead}

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"All of our deceased brothers and sisters, who were fair and good in their lives, achieve the eternal consciousness there."

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"That is the great harbor city in Maini. It is on the south side of the great mountain range." {WORDMaini}

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"Our holy shrine is located south of Srimalinar, before the great mountain range. The consciousness of each good Iskai finds its eternal peace there. Please do not enter it. There is a taboo which forbids strangers from entering the shrine, and we consider it a serious attack on our rights if anyone does not respect this." {WORDtaboo}{WORDconsciousness}

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"Kontos is the druid leader of the mountain druids in Kounos. He's a very mysterious character. I don't like him!"

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"That's where we Iskai live on Maini. Although Srimalinar has a fairly large surface area, there are very few of us here. There is one tavern, and we have a magician's guild."

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"Fortunately, you have gotten rid of him."

69

"Yes, my dear wife. She is always very concerned about me. But you can tell her that I won't work too long today."

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"That is Edjirr's wife."

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"There is a magician's guild in the middle of Srimalinar. You can't miss it."

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{BLOK000} "Oh, I manage the food business here in the city."

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"Skeima Din, I don't know you. Are you on a visit here?" {BLOK010} "Yes, we are on a long journey." {BLOK011} "Why do you want to know?'

2

"Skeima Din. Ah, we spoke recently." {WORDtravel routes}

3

"Then, in any case, I wish you all the best and much luck on your journey. Do you know the major travel routes from Beloveno?" {WORDtravel routes}

4

"We don't see foreign travelers very often in our city. Do you know the major travel routes from Beloveno?" {WORDtravel routes}

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"Mm, you haven't been here very long, have you? I'd travel to Kounos if I were you. On the one hand, there are very interesting people there. On the other hand, it is on the way to Srimalinar and I am sure the people there can give you advice and other support. Kounos is a small village on the plateau of the mountain range. The trip there is not very easy, but you don't look as if you give up quickly." {WORDKounos}

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"It really annoys me when the person I am talking to doesn't listen to me. But, anyway, I would go to Kounos. On the one hand, there are very interesting people there. On the other hand, it is on the way to Srimalinar and I am sure the people there will give you advice and materials. Kounos is a small village on the plateau of the mountain range. The trip there is not very easy, but you don't look like the type to give up quickly." {WORDKounos}

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"People always talk about a pass road which leads to Kounos, but that's really an old story. There really was a pass road at one time, but we really don't travel to Kounos or Srimalinar too often. Moreover, there was a constant conflict about who should maintain the road. There was never an agreement and so no one took care of the pass. Meanwhile, the pass became so wild and overgrown that no one can find it anymore. Nevertheless, if you can climb, you can find the way. Look for climbing plants which overgrow the rock walls and climb up to the plateau in the north." {WORDmountain pass}

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"Look for the old pass, even though the pass road doesn't really exist any more." {WORDpass}

9

"As they say, look for the old pass, or the no longer existing pass road." {WORDpass}

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"That's me."

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"Skeima Din, do you happen to know anything new about the evil shrine of the Iskai?" {BLOK010} "No, we only know what everybody is saying." {BLOK011} "What about the shrine?" {WORDshrine}

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"Nowadays it's almost good thing when you don't hear anything new about the shrine, since all we've heard about it lately were stories of doom and terror."{WORDbad news}

3

"You haven't heard anything about that? Stay far away from that place. There is a taboo and many different people say that horrible creatures wander around there. There are more and more of them around. They come from that weird cellar, which nobody can enter except for those Iskai. They're such strange people. But make a visit to Srimalinar and talk with the important people there like Edjirr, the tavern keeper, and Arrim, who lives in the harvest house. Talk with them, the sooner the better." {WORDtaboo}

4

"What?! What do you mean, 'funny Iskai?' Iskai are definitely no funnier or stranger than humans. If there's anything I hate, it's prejudice! We'd better change the subject."

5

"Naturally that isn't true for all Iskai - travel to Srimalinar and find out for yourself. Just don't go near their shrine since there is a taboo and more and more of those frightful monsters." {WORDtaboo}

6

"That is nothing to joke about! They take it very seriously if you don't adhere to it. It has existed for as long as I can remember."

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"Why do you want to know about the taboo? I can tell you nothing more about it."

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"Yes, the inhabitants of Srimalinar are very religious and regularly visit their shrine. I don't know what they do there. I also don't know if they still go since it is now swarming with so many monsters. Kontos steadfastly maintains that humans must intervene before it is too late and a flood of monsters invades the land." {WORDKontos}

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"You'd better ask him yourself. He is the leader in the village of Kounos."

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"That's me."

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"Do you know that all of Kounos will occupy the shrine of Srimalinar soon?" {BLOK010} "Where did you find that out?" {BLOK011} "Are you sure?" {BLOK012} "We will prevent that!" {WORDshrine}

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"Yes, the matter is serious. Kontos has convinced his followers to occupy the holy shrine in Srimalinar and to eliminate the evil there. Speak with him. He can explain his actions to you." {WORDevil}{WORDshrine}

3

"By now all of Beloveno knows that. A courier from Kounos reported it to us. Go there and ask Kontos."

4

"Everybody knows that. News like that spreads like fire!"

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"Certainly, a courier reported that to us."

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"But why? If the shrine is really that dangerous, then it's good that something is being done about it."

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"I believe that something has to be done about it!"

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"It's getting worse and worse with the evil creatures that are coming out of there! Everybody is talking about it! But fortunately Kontos is doing something about it! Just ask him. He can explain the problem to you better than I can." {WORDKontos}{WORDevil}

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"It's a good thing that there are people like him!"

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"That's me."

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"Skeima Din. Haven't we talked before? I've heard that you are intervening in the conflict. I think it is great. Many will believe in you, especially when nobody trusts each other anymore. While we are on the subject: I'm not too sure what the situation is with Kontos. I've heard from a good friend that there is a connection between him and council members Gard and Riko, who were instrumental in the plot against Herras. I think this should be investigated! I'm probably not diplomatic enough for such a task. However, if you care about this land, then try to help. You will be seen as a neutral mediator. Maybe you can find proof for or against Kontos' guilt." {WORDKontos}{WORDshrine}

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"As I said, I am not sure anymore what to make of him. Maybe you can gather proof which will clear or condemn him?" {BLOK010} "And what kind of evidence are you thinking about?" {BLOK011} "How should we approach the matter?"

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"Certainly, there must be documents which show who is connected with Kontos."

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"No idea - a search like that is certainly not entirely safe!"

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"I believe that this has become quite serious. Haven't Kontos and his followers converted their plan into reality?"

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"That's me."

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"What? You here? Please help us. We can really use your help now! Throw light on the ominous Kontos - maybe we can be prevent the worst. You can convince the people of Kounos that they are wrong about Kontos! We can't do it, for they would immediately think that we were trying to stir them up. You have no reason for doing that. Certainly you are by now better informed about Kontos than I am?" {BLOK010} "We believe that Kontos is right." {BLOK011} "We are not entirely clear about these matters ourselves." {BLOK012} "Kontos is a great danger, but we can't do anything about it." {WORDKontos}{WORDshrine}

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"Are you sure about your facts??? According to everything that I have heard, Kontos has very different goals. But I am assume that he has convinced you as well."

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"Then collect more information about him. Naturally you won't hear the truth everywhere, but if you listen carefully I'm sure you can get an idea about him."

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"You can! Collect proof against him, ask the people, and show the Mahinos that they have been wrong about Kontos! I have already heard about some plots in which Kontos participated. You have to keep searching!"{WORDevidence}

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"Do something!"

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"I believe the conflict there is escalating! Maybe you can still prevent the worst if you can find evidence against Kontos!"

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"Yes, absolutely. We must find as much evidence as possible against Kontos. Visit as many people as possible and ask them about it! You simply must find something! Show the inhabitants of Kounos the truth about Kontos!"

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"Skeima Din. Have you found evidence against Kontos?" {BLOK010} "No." {BLOK011} "Yes." {BLOK012} "We have proven the innocence of Kontos!" {WORDKontos}{WORDevidence}

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"Then keep searching!"

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"The conflict at the shrine of Srimalinar is continuing to escalate. You can stop it by showing Kontos' true face. You have the evidence for that. You can help the land enormously and I ask you to do it. Go to the shrine of Srimalinar and put an end to this whole thing!" {WORDshrine}

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"You have what?! I think I should tell the people in the city about your intentions. Many would find it interesting..."

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"He is in the shrine of Srimalinar and it won't be long before there is a holy war."

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"It is pretty bad - go and see for yourself. Perhaps Kontos can be stopped. If that is not possible, a war is unavoidable."

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"If you have evidence, then use it to expose Kontos."

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"That's me."

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"Thkeima Din, thtrangerth. I am Aurino and I am glad to meet you. Well, how do you like our thugo?" {BLOK010} "Thkeima... Skeima Din. Thank you for asking. We appreciate a good drink!" {BLOK011} "Skeima Din, Aurino. The pleasure is entirely on our side. But this sugo is really quite disgusting!"

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"Hmm, normally it taketh a very long time to acquire a tathte for it, thee? But I'll believe you. Ath long ath you don't drown your thorrowth with it..." {WORDsorrow}

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"Heh heh heh. I like you. At leatht you're honetht. If everyone were tho honetht, there wouldn't be tho mudth trouble in Beloveno."{WORDsorrow}

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"Well, what would you thay if you couldn't trutht the motht important people in the thity?"{BLOK010} "Could you be more specific?"

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"Well, the Counthil of the Jutht thhould be for the people. For the thecond time now I've had a quarrel with my neighbor. It wath over real ethtate, and we were quarreling about ownerthhip. Our withe counthil thhould make a jutht decithion in catheth like thith. But in both catheth a juddthment wath made whidth wathn't favorable for me or my neighbor. The counthil thimply confithcated the property, thee? I don't underthtand it. Thomething ithn't right in that counthil."{WORDpiece of land}

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"I enjoy my profeththion, thank you!"

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"That doethn't have anything to do with it. I only menthioned it ath an eggthample, thee?"

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"A beautiful day, onthe more. We've met already." {WORDcontinent}{WORDKounos}{WORDKontos}

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"I've known Kontoth for a long time. Long ago, he wath a nithe guy and you could talk with him eathily, but not any more, oh no. Some yearth ago he began to fool around with black magic and religion, and now he thinkth that he if the thmartetht Druid on the planet, thee? He uthed to live here in Beloveno, but then he got thriendly with Riko and ever finthe he hath gotten more and more aloof. He hath a lot of followerth now from Kounoth who believe in hith theorieth. Well, tho be it. I think motht of them will realithe thoon enough that he ith no longer completely thane."{WORDcontinent}{WORDKounos}{WORDmagic}{WORDtheories}

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"Well, I mean all of Maini, thee? Beloveno, Thrimalinar, Kounoth, everything. The whole north and thouth thideth of the continent."

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"Thurely you've already been there? That'th the little village on the plateau, where they thtill have a very tradithional lifethtyle, thee? Kontoth carrieth out hith miththief there. I don't like him very mudth."

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"I don't underthtand mudth about magic. I've never needed it, thee?"

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"I don't really want to go into that. But an intelligent guy like Kontoth if in a pothithion to thtir thingth up, thee?"

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"A beautiful day, onthe more. We've met already." {WORDmap}{WORDKontos}

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"I've known Kontoth for a long time. Long ago, he wath a nithe guy and you could talk with him eathily, but not any more, oh no. Some yearth ago he began to fool around with black magic and religion, and now he thinkth that he if the thmartetht Druid on the planet, thee? He uthed to live here in Beloveno, but then he got thriendly with Riko and ever finthe he hath gotten more and more aloof. He hath a lot of followerth now from Kounoth who believe in hith theorieth. Well, tho be it. I think motht of them will realithe thoon enough that he if no longer completely thane."{WORDKounos}{WORDcontinent}{WORDmagic}{WORDtheories}

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"Well, I mean all of Maini, thee? Beloveno, Thrimalinar, Kounoth, everything. The whole north and thouth thideth of the continent."{WORDMaini}

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"Thurely you've already been there? That'th the little village on the plateau, where they thtill have a very tradithional lifethtyle, thee? Kontoth carrieth out hith miththief there. I don't like him very mudth."

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"I don't underthtand mudth about magic. I've never needed it, thee?"

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"I don't really want to go into that. But an intelligent guy like Kontoth if in a pothithion to thtir thingth up, thee?"

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"You don't like it? I can't tell you mudth about that; I'm no eggthpert. That thing hath been lying around in my attic for yearth, thee?"

9

"I really cannot tell you anything about that."

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"Well, I've had a map lying around in my attic for yearth. My grandfather always thaid it wath a treathure map, thee? Apparently hith forefatherth buried their pothethionth on the thpot marked on the map, heh heh. Well, I have to thay that I don't believe any of that, but I know people like you probably would. Tho, juhtt becauthe it'th you, I'll give you the map for the thtupendouthly low prithe of 200 gold gointh. Are you interethted?" {BLOK010} "Yes, we'll take it." {BLOK011} "We are interested, but not at that price." {BLOK012} "We'll pay you 175 gold coins!" {BLOK013} "No thank you, we're not interested."

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"Well, wonderful. I'm thure you won't regret the purchathe."

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"Well, let'th make it a hundred and theventy-five for you. Agreed?" {BLOK014} "Oh, O.K." {BLOK015} "No, that's too much!"

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"I wanted to thell it, not give it away."

14

"You can think about it awhile. The offer thtill thtandth."

15

"That's me."

16

"I believe you don't have enough gold cointh?!"

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{BLOK000}"Well, sweeties, I'm sure you can tell by my clothing where I work. Come visit me there sometime! Of course, most males aren't willing to admit that they go to a brothel now and then."{WORDbrothel}

1

"Skeima Din! Hmmm, I see some well-built guys here. Hey, don't worry, you're safe; I get all the satisfaction I need at work. But why don't you visit me sometime in the 'House of the Red Curtains'? Don't be scared of the sticky carpets and the panting, most of our customers feel really comfortable. Oh by the way, my name is Kariah, glad to meet you. We'll talk some more when you come visit me, huh?"

2

"Hel-looo, I believe we have already met. Say, you haven't been to the 'House of the Red Curtains' yet, have you? Are you just too prudish or don't you have any money? Or maybe you don't appreciate our qualities?" {BLOK010} "Well, perhaps we don't need your services as much as you think." {BLOK011} "Oh, we're raring to go. We can't wait to get there!"{BLOK012} "Unlike you we have to important matters to take care of."{BLOK013} "We would like to make a little visit, but at the moment we have more pressing concerns."

3

"So, you are prudish, heh heh. Alright, I won't keep you from your important matters any longer. I wish you all the best for your trip!"

4

"Really? You mean it? All of you? Yay!"

5

"Oh? And what are these really important matters? But I don't want to start a philosophical discussion here, after all, you have really important things to do. I'm not sure if I should take up any more of your important time."

6

"That's okay. I wish you the best of luck in solving your problems."

7

"I work there. It's hard work!"

8

"That's me."

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{BLOK000}"Well, sweeties, I'm sure you can tell by my clothing where I work. Come visit me there sometime! Of course, most males aren't willing to admit that they go to a brothel now and then."

1

"Skeima Din, Kariah greets you. I believe I have important information for you. Perhaps you can do the city a great service. Are you ready to help?" {WORDyes}{WORDno}

2

"Well, where will I begin? I work in a brothel and, from time to time, I get customers who er... play an important role in our society. Many entrust me with information I really don't want to know and is not intended for public ears. Naturally I would put myself in danger if I pass on that kind of information. But this is so important that I'm willing to take the risk.

Specifically, it concerns Gard and Riko. They are members of the Council of the Just and they do not act for, but against, our community. Their own prosperity is more important to them. They are greedy, and strive for power and wealth!
You are experienced in battle! You can overthrow and kill them! The city is sure to thank you for it, believe me!" {BLOK010} "You put that a little too simply, dear Kariah. We don't have proof that any of this is true and, besides, this was all told to you in the throes of passion. I'm sure you won't reveal your source and that's understandable. If you did, you would put yourself in great danger, especially if everything that you have told us is true.

We simply cannot act against Gard and Riko. Using which law? For what reason? We cannot simply get rid of them, and killing them is completely out of the question. We're sorry we can't do anything more for you, but we will try to find out more about Gard and Riko. We will try to keep you up to date."

3

"Maybe I am too panicky, but believe me, the secrets my customers tell me at night are almost always true. And I believe we all have reason for concern. Please don't forget about all this. And visit me again!"

4

"That's really sad... Just think about it once more. Can you help us?"

5

"That's me."

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{BLOK000}"Well, sweeties, I'm sure you can tell by my clothing where I work. Come visit me there sometime! Of course, most males aren't willing to admit that they go to a brothel now and then."

1

"Skeima Din, Kariah welcomes you. I have urgent information for you!"

2

"Skeima Din, have you thought about my information?"

3

"Life's not easy for a whore! Several nights ago, I received concrete information that Herras, president of the Council of the Just, was to be murdered. Riko and Gard are behind it.

Please! I cannot prove it to you but I need your help! Do something about it. You are my last hope; please believe me. Prevent the assassination!"

4

"Then, please do it!"

5

"What did you decide?" {BLOK010} "We have to wait." {BLOK011} "We'll see what we can do."

6

"Don't wait too long! As time passes, Gard and Riko will certainly carry out their deed!"

7

"You must understand, I cannot tell you from whom I received the information. Anyway, I have put myself in great danger just by telling you."

8

"I don't know when and where it is all planned. They will probably do it as soon as possible. When Herras is dead, the bad side of the council will be in the majority. Please try to prevent it. Most people in the city are so blind they don't see the danger, or don't want to see it."

9

"That's me."

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{BLOK000}"Well, sweeties, I'm sure you can tell by my clothing where I work. Come visit me there sometime! Of course, most males aren't willing to admit that they go to a brothel now and then."

1

"Skeima Din, Kariah welcomes you. I have urgent information for you! Very urgent!"{WORDinformation}

2

"Skeima Din, have you thought about my information? Please act as soon as possible. Have you considered it all?" {WORDinformation}{WORDyes}{WORDno}

3

"Life's not easy for a whore! Several nights ago, I received information that Herras, president of the Council of the Just, was to be murdered. Riko and Gard are behind it.

Please! I can't prove it to you, but help! Do something about it. You are my last hope, please believe me. Prevent the assassination!

I also know that the assassination will happen very soon. But you can still prevent it!" {WORDassassination}{WORDhint}

4

"Then, please do it!"

5

"What did you decide?" {BLOK010} "We have to wait." {BLOK011} "We'll see what we can do."

6

"Don't wait too long. As time passes, Gard and Riko will certainly carry out their deed!"

7

"You must understand, I cannot tell you from whom I received the information. Anyway, I put myself into great danger just for giving you the information. I've obtained new evidence that the assassination will take place very soon!"

8

"The assassination will take place very soon! Maybe Herras will believe you if you try to stop Gard and Riko. When Herras is dead, the bad side of the council will have the majority. Please try to prevent that. Most people in the city are so blind they don't see the danger, or don't want to see it."

9

"That's me."

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{BLOK000}"Well, sweeties, I'm sure you can tell by my clothing where I work. Come visit me there sometime! Of course, most males aren't willing to admit that they go to a brothel now and then."

1

"Oh, there you are. First a thousand thanks to you! I am very happy that, with your help, the worst was prevented. I'm sure the new council will reward you for your good deeds. And I would even be willing, without cost... But, what's wrong with you? You're not well? You look so strange." {BLOK010} "I believe it was the excitement of the last few days." {BLOK011} "That'll soon pass..."{BLOK012} "No, everything's okay." {WORDcouncil}{WORDHerras}

2

"Mm, sometimes you look so funny. In any case, I'm really glad there are still people like you." {WORDpraise}

3

"You have earned it!"

4

"I would go there now. Things have really changed."

5

"Oh, there you are again. Everything happened as I said. And I sure said it often enough. Herras is dead and I think you should share in some of the guilt. What would it have cost you? What?

Well, great. Herras is dead and it can't be undone. Excuse me, but I'm not in the mood to talk to you any longer." {WORDcouncil}{WORDHerras}

6

"I don't want to talk with you about it any more. If you would've done something he would still be alive."

7

"That's me."

8

"What about Herras?"

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{BLOK000}"Well, sweeties, I'm sure you can tell by my clothing where I work. Come visit me there sometime! Of course, most males aren't willing to admit that they go to a brothel now and then."

1

"Skeima Din, what can I say? Things are coming to a head and it doesn't look very good. The warriors of Srimalinar and Kounos have gathered at the shrine to fight. Business is very bad. All that trouble has really started to depress me lately."{WORDHerras}

2

"Please excuse me, I am not in the mood to explain things to you right now."

3

"I don't want to talk with you about it any more. If you would've done something he would still be alive."

4

"That's me."

5

"What about Herras?"

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{BLOK000}"Well, sweeties, I'm sure you can tell by my clothing where I work. Come visit me there sometime! Of course, most males aren't willing to admit that they go to a brothel now and then."

1

"Welcome, Kariah greets you. It's great that you have decided to drop by again. Everybody's been talking about you! I would like to thank you again for your assistance. The new council is doing some good work now and the mood in the city - no, the entire continent - has improved a lot. What are you going to do next?" {BLOK010} "It's hard to explain..." {BLOK011} "We are on a quest and must continue our journey."

2

"Excellent. I'm assuming that I can't help you, otherwise you would have asked me for my assistance. In any case, I wish you good luck in your search and maybe we will meet again, who knows?"

3

"That's me."

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{BLOK000} "I don't want to boast, but I am the most respected and competent magician in the area. For many years, I have been concerned with religious theories... Why am I telling you this? You obviously do not have the scientific knowledge needed to comprehend such information."

1

"Don't you see that I am busy? I hate being interrupted when I am preparing one of my speeches. So, what do you want?"{WORDspeech}{WORDKounos}

2

"You again? Listen. I am really a very sociable fellow, but I do not have time to deal with every stranger who is traveling through - especially when I am preparing a speech. So if you have something to say to me, make it brief." {WORDspeech}{WORDKounos}

3

"From time to time, I must improve the general knowledge of the inhabitants of Kounos. To do this I arrange a kind of religious service... I guess using that word should allow you to understand. This way my tribal brothers have already attained great knowledge. They are thankful for this and rightly so, if you ask me. I have an extremely important position here and I only mean well for Kounos and it's inhabitants. I give meaning to their lives. Now they have something to live for, and believe me that is crucial."{WORDbelieve}

4

"I don't think you will be able to understand the principles of our entire religion in just a few minutes. Therefore, I will just outline it: leadership by our Supreme Lord and the continuous improvement of our culture are the most important parts of our religion."{WORDreligion}

5

"It is dangerous to entrust the secrets of magic to strangers. Therefore, I will not give you any more information, even though I consider myself to be one of the most capable teachers. That aside, I really don't have time to give you any instruction. But I don't think that was the purpose of your visit, was it?"

6

"Now, you've probably noticed that we have a very traditional lifestyle here. This is good for us, since we can concentrate on our religion and the important aspects of life."

7

"Just who do you think you are talking to?"

8

"I have nothing to do with that. What do you want with this? Throw it away - it's a worthless forgery."

9

"That is a scrap of a document. Why should it concern me? What do you want with it? It is useless without the other part."

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{BLOK000} "I don't want to boast, but I am the most respected and competent magician in the area. For many years, I have been concerned with religious theories... Why am I telling you this? You obviously do not have the scientific knowledge needed to comprehend such information."

1

"You're here again? The other people told you horrible tales about me, and you wish to know what I think about them? You know, as long as I can concentrate on my goals I do not care what others think about me. I know my work is for a good reason and has decisively improved the lives of many people. You should concern yourself with real problems, not me.

I would also like to give you some real advice: Just talk with the Iskai yourself, then you will see where the problems originate. Those pig-headed people! I only have to think about Edjirr, the tavern host... Arrim is even worse. Convince yourself. Talk with those conceited people in Srimalinar."{WORDproblems}

2

"Since you asked me about it, very well, I will tell you. There is something dangerous in the north of the continent, right near the Iskai village of Srimalinar. There is a cellar there which the Iskai have considered their possession and shrine for generations now. They regularly hold religious ceremonies there and have imposed a taboo on the place and its surroundings. This taboo is strictly observed by everyone. That is the official version and what everyone in the area believes. But it is not the truth! The humans are gullible and they gladly believe anything.
Nobody thought to investigate that place's secret, but I have done so! The truth is that under the cover of a 'holy shrine', the Iskai have been researching powerful black magic. They have been experimenting with new forces which even I wouldn't dare use. I probably don't need to mention the dangers that lurk in such an enterprise, and how easily things can get out of control when amateur magicians are fooling around with forces which are way beyond their capabilities.

However, they have chosen to do it and now they are paying the consequences. The forces have grown too powerful for them. A completely uncontrollable situation has arisen. Those horrible creatures near the site are only the first indications of the growing danger which emerges from that place. We will have to do something about it before long. And even if the Beloveno council thinks it is not necessary to get involved, we in Kounos will not sit by idly!"{WORDbelieve}{WORDtaboo}{WORDmagic}{WORDKounos}

3

"I don't think you will be able to understand the principles of our entire religion in just a few minutes. Therefore, I will just outline it: leadership by our Supreme Lord and the continuous improvement of our culture are the most important parts of our religion."{WORDreligion}

4

"It is dangerous to entrust the secrets of magic to strangers. Therefore, I will not give you any more information, even though I consider myself to be one of the most capable teachers. That aside, I really don't have time to give you any instruction. But I don't think that was the purpose of your visit, was it?"

5

"Now, you've probably noticed that we have a very traditional lifestyle here. This is good for us, since we can concentrate on our religion and the important aspects of life."

6

"Just who do you think you are talking to?"

7

"I have nothing to do with that. What do you want with this? Throw it away - it's a worthless forgery."

8

"That is a scrap of a document. Why should it concern me? What do you want with it? It is useless without the other part."

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{BLOK000} "I don't want to boast, but I am the most respected and competent magician in the area. For many years, I have been concerned with religious theories... Why am I telling you this? You obviously do not have the scientific knowledge needed to comprehend such information."

1

"I heard that you were at the Council of the Just?" {WORDcouncil}{WORDproblems}

2

"You're never satisfied, are you? Well, I understand if you're panicked and anxious because of the impending danger." {WORDcouncil}{WORDproblems}

3

"Beloveno's 'Council of the Just' is a farce. They talk, but do nothing. We, on the other hand, act." {BLOK010} "We believe that you have allies in the council." {BLOK011} "We have a different opinion." {BLOK012} "We agree."

4

"Allies? That is nonsense. I would be glad if Beloveno and its council would be more cooperative, but that is just not the case. You shouldn't believe everything you hear. I have enemies, that's for sure. There are many jealous people who don't like my success and reputation - they just want to ruin it. But you are intelligent and certainly can distinguish between rumors and the truth."

5

"Ah, you are nothing but a bunch of pig-headed numskulls who don't know your place in the world." {BLOK013} "Think of us what you wish." {BLOK014} "You better not say that again..."

6

"I knew you'd finally understand what this is all about. There aren't many people who reach this stage in life."

7

"You disappoint me. But, then, what can I expect from a thrown-together group of travelers?"

8

"Or what?! I asked you a question! {BLOK015} "Oh, we meant that we have to go now." {BLOK016} "Or you will regret your behavior!"

9

"Then get out of here. I told you at the beginning that I am busy and have no time for you."

10

"You want to threaten me? Be warned, I will not hesitate about calling the guards if it comes to that." {BLOK017} "We're sure you will." {BLOK018} "We don't think that it is necessary to fight!"

11

"I've had enough of you, get out of here!"

12

"You will get to know me... GUARDS! GUARDS!"

13

"Since you asked me about it, very well, I will tell you. There is something dangerous in the north of the continent, right near the Iskai village of Srimalinar. There is a cellar there which the Iskai have considered their possession and shrine for generations now. They regularly hold religious ceremonies there and have imposed a taboo on the place and its surroundings. This taboo is strictly observed by everyone. That is the official version and what everyone in the area believes. But it is not the truth! The humans are gullible and they gladly believe anything.
Nobody thought to investigate that place's secret, but I have done so! The truth is that under the cover of a 'holy shrine', the Iskai have been researching powerful black magic. They have been experimenting with new forces which even I wouldn't dare use. I probably don't need to mention the dangers that lurk in such an enterprise, and how easily things can get out of control when amateur magicians are fooling around with forces which are way beyond their capabilities.

However, they have chosen to do it and now they are paying the consequences. The forces have grown too powerful for them. A completely uncontrollable situation has arisen. Those horrible creatures near the site are only the first indications of the growing danger which emerges from that place. We will have to do something about it before long. And even if the Beloveno council thinks it is not necessary to get involved, we in Kounos will not sit by idly!"{WORDbelieve}{WORDtaboo}{WORDmagic}{WORDKounos}{WORDdanger}

14

"I don't think you will be able to understand the principles of our entire religion in just a few minutes. Therefore, I will just outline it: leadership by our Supreme Lord and the continuous improvement of our culture are the most important parts of our religion."{WORDreligion}

15

"It is dangerous to entrust the secrets of magic to strangers. Therefore, I will not give you any more information, even though I consider myself to be one of the most capable teachers. That aside, I really don't have time to give you any instruction. But I don't think that was the purpose of your visit, was it?"

16

"Now, you've probably noticed that we have a very traditional lifestyle here. This is good for us, since we can concentrate on our religion and the important aspects of life."

17

"Haven't I already told you what kind of problems we are having?" {BLOK020} "Yes, you have." {BLOK021} "We don't think so."

18

"Well, the problem has become so big that we must do something about it. My tribal brothers agree with me and fully support my plan."{WORDplan}

19

"We will do what must be done! We will occupy the shrine and prevent the Iskai from causing any damage from their prayer site. We might have to destroy the magic workshop, but we won't decide on that until we are there." {BLOK022} "But the taboo?"

20

"We will ignore the taboo. Beloveno should be happy that we are doing this for them. We will occupy the site as soon as possible and see what must be done!" {BLOK023} "Doesn't this mean a war between the Iskai and the humans?"

21

"Listen, I don't like to repeat myself. We have to save the land before the horrible creatures take over. And our enemy's power grows stronger every moment!"

22

"Just who do you think you are talking to?"

23

"I have nothing to do with that. What do you want with this? Throw it away - it's a worthless forgery."

24

"That is a scrap of a document. Why should it concern me? What do you want with it? It is useless without the other part."

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{BLOK000} "I am a member of the Council of the Just and, as hard as it is, I must see to it that the interests of the people are taken into account."

1

"Welcome to the council house of Beloveno.

How do you like our building? We are proud of it, because it is the most magnificent building in the city. In any case, I'm glad to meet you. My name is Perron. I have been a member of the Council of the Just for five years. It is not easy being a council member." {WORDtown hall}{WORDcouncil}{WORDBeloveno}{WORDPerron}

2

"Oh, yes, Skeima Din, we have already talked to each other. Do you remember who I am? I am Perron, council member and critic of the system. At least that's how I see my task." {WORDtown hall}{WORDcouncil}{WORDBeloveno}{WORDPerron}

3

"You are interested in the council? I will be glad to tell you about it. The Council of the Just has existed for generations. I have been a member for five years. There are two other council members : Gard and Riko. Then there is the council president, Herras. He is a wise person and I am glad that he is in the council.

Unfortunately, I can't say that about all of them. Sometimes it seems that Gard and Riko do not take their tasks seriously unless it directly interests them. We often make decisions which I don't think are in the best interest of the people, and Gard and Riko are responsible. I don't like to say bad things about people, but sometimes it is necessary to tell the truth. I believe Gard and Riko are here more for their own interest than that of the people. But that's only my opinion. Talk with other people, maybe they will have a different opinion.

Have you been to Kounos yet? Just talk with Kontos, Darios and other people. They all know Gard and Riko, even though they sometimes deny it."

4

"The council meets regularly in the council house, and sometimes, when there is a great occasion, we invite the entire city into our great meeting hall. There are a lot of small rooms which we use for discussions and which can be rented for other purposes. In the south wing is the great meeting hall and a meeting room. In the north wing you will find the smaller rooms, and in the middle are the kitchen and dining room. Feel free to look around."

5

"That's me."

6

"I hope you like our city. Just visit the harbor in the south, or visit Kounos or Srimalinar."{WORDKounos}{WORDSrimalinar}{WORDharbor}

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{BLOK000} "I am a member of the Council of the Just and, as hard as it is, I must see to it that the interests of the people are taken into account."

1

"Skeima Din, how are you? I'm not so well, because the mood in the council is getting worse and worse." {WORDcouncil}{WORDBeloveno}{WORDtown hall}{WORDPerron}

2

"As you may know, I am not convinced that Gard and Riko are cooperating in the best interest of the council. I have recently spoken to both of them about it. That only made matters worse. They paid no attention to my concerns and told me, very bluntly, that they don't respect me as a council member. They didn't give any reasons, though. I cannot accept that - and Herras doesn't accept it either.
Right now, we only discuss the most important things. The mood has been getting worse and worse. I don't think we can work together any longer." {BLOK010} "Don't worry, things will get better soon." {BLOK011} "We'll talk with Gard and Riko." {BLOK012} "Just ignore them."

3

"Ignore? We have to debate about important decisions, and we can't just ignore one another. If only it were that simple..."

4

"Why should the situation get better? Gard and Riko are doing nothing to improve this matter , and I am at my wit's end."

5

"That is very nice of you, but I don't think there's anything you can do. Thank you for your concern."

6

"The council meets regularly in the council house, and sometimes, when there is a great occasion, we invite the entire city into our great meeting hall. There are a lot of small rooms which we use for discussions and which can be rented for other purposes. In the south wing is the great meeting hall and a meeting room. In the north wing you will find the smaller rooms, and in the middle are the kitchen and dining room. Feel free to look around."

7

"That's me."

8

"I hope that you like our city. Visit the harbor in the south, or make a trip to Kounos or Srimalinar."

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{BLOK000} "I am a member of the Council of the Just and, as hard as it is, I must see to it that the interests of the people are taken into account."

1

"I would like to speak to you about a very important matter. Do you have time?" {BLOK010} "Certainly, what's going on?" {BLOK011} "No, unfortunately we have a lot to do." {WORDtown hall}{WORDPerron}{WORDBeloveno}

2

"That is really sad, but I respect your decision."

3

"Gard and Riko haven't shown up for the last council meetings. They are acting very strangely. I believe they're planning something. You get along with most of the residents of Beloveno and the other villages, so I'd like you to tell me anything about these council members that I don't know about. When you find out what they are planning, please tell me. The recent events are not normal. I hope it will not lead to a conflict. Can you do me this favor?" {BLOK012} "We believe so."{BLOK013} "We will see what we can do." {BLOK014} "It's highly unlikely."

4

"That pleases me. I won't abuse your trust, but it is important to me to see how things are developing."

5

"I see that you are also conspiring against me..."

6

"The council meets regularly in the council house, and sometimes, when there is a great occasion, we invite the entire city into our great meeting hall. There are a lot of small rooms which we use for discussions and which can be rented for other purposes. In the south wing is the great meeting hall and a meeting room. In the north wing you will find the smaller rooms, and in the middle are the kitchen and dining room. Feel free to look around."

7

"That's me."

8

"I hope that you like our city. Visit the harbor in the south, or make a trip to Kounos or Srimalinar."

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{BLOK000} "I am a member of the Council of the Just and, as hard as it is, I must see to it that the interests of the people are taken into account."

1

"Skeima Din, there have been many changes since your last visit."

2

"Two new council members replaced Gard and Riko. They are in favor of innovations, and it is a lot of fun to work with them. I would like to thank you once again for your help. If Herras had not been warned, he would not be alive today.
And I have found out something which should also interest you. There is a connection between Gard, Riko, and Kontos. Riko only indirectly spoke of it in conversation, but I am sure it is true. Kontos had great influence on the government of Beloveno through them, that has already become clear to me. But I still do not know what his true intentions are. I think they go far beyond Herras' assassination."

3

"As I said, I haven't found out much more about it, but I'm not giving up."

4

"Thanks to your help, our work is back in good shape. The new council members are eager and willing to work."

5

"I'm really happy that you were able to prevent it!"

6

"Herras realizes that he didn't take the matter seriously enough. But, fortunately, everything turned out okay."

7

"Stay far away from him!"

8

"Well, what should I say. We have chaos here. Gard and Riko have disappeared since they were seen at the assassination attempt. They couldn't have kept their positions in the council anyway, since by now I am sure that there is a connection between them and Kontos. Kontos might extend his influence in Beloveno through them.
Unfortunately I was right, and if you had believed me, the assassination might have been prevented. Alas, no one believed me!"{BLOK010} "We couldn't know that you were right." {BLOK011} "Are we responsible for everything here?" {BLOK012} "We are sorry..."

9

"Naturally not!"

10

"That won't bring Herras back from the dead. But I won't say anything more about it."

11

"What else can I say. Herras is dead."

12

"We will have to set up a new council. There is nothing else we can do."

13

"The council meets regularly in the council house, and sometimes, when there is a great occasion, we invite the entire city into our great meeting hall. There are a lot of small rooms which we use for discussions and which can be rented for other purposes. In the south wing is the great meeting hall and a meeting room. In the north wing you will find the smaller rooms, and in the middle are the kitchen and dining room. Feel free to look around."

14

"That's me."

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{BLOK000} "I am a member of the Council of the Just and, as hard as it is, I must see to it that the interests of the people are taken into account."

1

"Skeima Din, our council is now complete." {WORDchanges}{WORDcouncil}{WORDassassination}{WORDKontos}

2

"There are two new council members who have replaced Gard and Riko. They have decided to make some changes and we really enjoy working with them. Again I would like to thank you for your help. If you had not warned Herras, he wouldn't still be alive.
And I have found out something else that might interest you: there is a connection between Gard, Riko, and Kontos. Riko only hinted at it in conversation, but I am sure it is true. Kontos had a lot of influence on the government of Beloveno, so much has become clear to me. Of course, I still do not know what their true intentions are. I think it goes way beyond the assassination of Herras." {WORDconnection}

3

"As I said, I haven't found out much more about it, but I'm not giving up."

4

"Thanks to your help, our work is back in good shape. The new council members are eager and willing to work."

5

"I'm really happy that you were able to prevent it!"

6

"Herras realizes that he didn't take the matter seriously enough. But, fortunately, everything turned out okay."

7

"Stay far away from him!"

8

"Well, what should I say. We have chaos here. Gard and Riko have disappeared since they were seen at the assassination. They couldn't have kept their positions in the council anyway, since by now I am sure that there is a connection between them and Kontos. Kontos might extend his influence in Beloveno through them.
Unfortunately I was right, and if you had believed me, the assassination might have been prevented. Alas, no one believed me!"{BLOK010} "We couldn't know that you were right." {BLOK011} "Are we responsible for everything here?" {BLOK012} "We are sorry..."

9

"Naturally not!"

10

"That won't bring Herras back from the dead. But I won't say anything more about it."

11

"What else can I say. Herras is dead."

12

"We will have to set up a new council. There is nothing else we can do."

13

"The council meets regularly in the council house, and sometimes, when there is a great occasion, we invite the entire city into our great meeting hall. There are a lot of small rooms which we use for discussions and which can be rented for other purposes. In the south wing is the great meeting hall and a meeting room. In the north wing you will find the smaller rooms, and in the middle are the kitchen and dining room. Feel free to look around."

14

"That's me."

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{BLOK000} "I am a member of the Council of the Just and, as hard as it is, I must see to it that the interests of the people are taken into account."

1

"Skeima Din, I don't have a lot of time. Soon I will leave for the shrine of Srimalinar." {WORDshrine}{WORDtown hall}

2

"The conflict between the Iskai and the humans continues to escalate. Many Iskai warriors have come to defend the city since the humans occupied the Iskai shrine. In the meantime, the Iskai have developed a negative opinion of all humans, even though not everyone on this continent supports Kontos and his plans. But the Iskai don't see it that way, they judge all humans alike. As a result of {FAT }that{NORS}, some humans have negative opinions of the Iskai. The general mood has become so tense that no-one trusts anyone anymore. Don't be surprised if you won't be able to buy anything in some shops. If you want to know what's going on, go to the shrine of Srimalinar. "{WORDconflict}{WORDKontos}

3

"According to Kontos, us humans should take away the Iskai shrine, because supposedly they are conducting dangerous experiments with black magic there. I'm not really sure about that. Apart from that I don't think that we can decide who gets what."

4

"Stay far away from him!"

5

"The council meets regularly in the council house, and sometimes, when there is a great occasion, we invite the entire city into our great meeting hall. There are a lot of small rooms which we use for discussions and which can be rented for other purposes. In the south wing is the great meeting hall and a meeting room. In the north wing you will find the smaller rooms, and in the middle are the kitchen and dining room. Feel free to look around."

6

"That's me."

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{BLOK000} "I am a member of the Council of the Just and, as hard as it is, I must see to it that the interests of the people are taken into account."

1

"Welcome, it's great to see you again." {WORDshrine}{WORDtown hall}

2

"Do you know that everyone now looks up to you? Maybe it doesn't say much for us, but without your being here, this conflict would have ended differently. Your diplomatic capabilities were very helpful to us and, in the name of the council and of Beloveno, I would like to thank you very much." {WORDKontos}

3

"It's really good that you have freed Kounos and us from him."

4

"The council meets regularly in the council house, and sometimes, when there is a great occasion, we invite the entire city into our great meeting hall. There are a lot of small rooms which we use for discussions and which can be rented for other purposes. In the south wing is the great meeting hall and a meeting room. In the north wing you will find the smaller rooms, and in the middle are the kitchen and dining room. Feel free to look around."

5

"That's me."

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{BLOK000} "I am a member of the Council of the Just. I make sure that everything runs smoothly."

1

"Welcome to Beloveno. I am Gard, a member of the Council of the Just." {WORDcouncil}{WORDtown hall}

2

"Was there something else? I'm quite busy. We are having another council meeting pretty soon." {WORDtown hall}{WORDcouncil}

3

"I am one of the three council members. My colleague is named Riko, and then there's Perron. Riko is somewhat taciturn, but a fine fellow. I should also mention that Perron is quite sensitive and sees all kind of specters. Don't let yourself be worried by him. Finally there is Herras, the council president. You can visit all of us. I hope you enjoy your stay in our beautiful city. We will try to make it as pleasant as possible. If you need something, let me know. I'm always here for you." {WORDRiko}{WORDPerron}{WORDGard}

4

"Riko and Perron are the other two members of the council."

5

"That's me."

6

"Feel free to look around. Our council house is quite large."

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{BLOK000} "I am a member of the Council of the Just. I make sure that everything runs smoothly."

1

"Mm, haven't I seen you here before? Do you really have nothing else to do except snoop around here?" {BLOK010} "It is important for us to talk to people." {BLOK011} "We didn't think that we would disturb you." {WORDcouncil}{WORDtown hall}{WORDRiko}{WORDPerron}{WORDGard}

2

"Don't go poking your nose into everything. It 's unhealthy."

3

"What disturbs me is that you are hearing lies everywhere and this gives you a false view of things."

4

"I am busy and unfortunately cannot constantly give you information. Strangers shouldn't be getting mixed up in everything anyway."

5

"Riko and Perron are the other two members of the council."

6

"That's me."

7

"I believe you've been here long enough."

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{BLOK000} "I'm one of the new members of the Council of the Just. The work is really challenging for me. I hope I can do everything."

1

"Welcome and Skeima Din. Let me introduce myself: My name is Mellthar, and I am one of the two new council members. Who would have thought that Gard and Riko were such crafty evil-doers, and that they were working with Kontos?" {BLOK010} "Well, some people have suspected this for a while..." {BLOK011} "People will always surprise you." {WORDtown hall}{WORDMellthar}

2

"Oh, there you are again." {WORDtown hall}{WORDMellthar}

3

"You mean Perron. Yes, we didn't take him seriously."

4

"You can say that again."

5

"That's me."

6

"It should be familiar to you by now."

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{BLOK000} "I'm one of the new members of the Council of the Just. The work is really challenging for me. I hope I can do everything."

1

"The sky is falling on our heads!" {WORDwho?}{WORDtown hall}

2

"The sky! The sky! I mean, I believe the sky is falling on our heads. Ah, excuse my hysterical behavior. I am just so confused because everything is going wrong and a war is brewing." {WORDwar}

3

"What?! You don't know anything about that? But that's what everybody is talking about! I really don't understand..." {BLOK010} "Please calm down." {BLOK011} "Do you know anything new?"

4

"I AM COMPLETELY CALM! Oh, I think I'm just not used to the stress of government. I suppose it has to do with the terrible news I've been hearing."

5

"It won't be long before war breaks out here. There are armed humans and Iskai gathered at the shrine of Srimalinar. Not everyone is in favor of Kontos' plans, at least not in Beloveno, but unfortunately the Iskai don't know that. And they no longer believe humans anymore. Who knows, maybe they will believe you. At least you were able to find something out about Kontos..." {WORDshrine}{WORDKontos}

6

"Unfortunately there will be a war if nothing changes. If I were you, I'd travel there."

7

"I believe only very few people know Kontos' true plans."

8

"That's me."

9

"It should be familiar to you by now."

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{BLOK000} "I'm one of the new members of the Council of the Just. The work is really challenging for me. I hope I can do everything."

1

"I'm glad you stopped by again. By now I've gotten quite good at this job. No wonder with everything that has been going on lately."{WORDlately}{WORDtown hall}

2

"I think you know what I mean, heh heh."

3

"That's me."

4

"It should be familiar to you by now."

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{BLOK000} "I am a member of the Council of the Just. I cannot tell you any more about it, and you don't need to know."

1

"Skeima Din, do you have an urgent problem?"

2

"Skeima Din, I have a lot to do. Please don't disturb me unless your business is important."

3

"Unfortunately, I am very busy right now. I don't have any time for you."

4

"Then don't disturb me again."

5

"That's my name."

6

"Please don't ask me, I'm too busy."

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{BLOK000} "I am a member of the Council of the Just. I cannot tell you any more about it, and you don't need to know."

1

"Skeima Din, unfortunately I have no free time for you."

2

"I REALLY have no time!"

3

"Say, I've seen you here quite often now. Unfortunately, I have to say that you disturb the course of business when you constantly keep us from our work. Why don't you talk to the people in the city." {BLOK010} "It is very nice of you to give us permission." {BLOK011} "That is an outstanding tip. Thank you very much." {BLOK012}"Perhaps you can tolerate our presence a little longer. We won't bother you anymore."

4

"Well, that's fine. After all I'm not a monster."

5

"Yes, your welcome. But now I absolutely must get back to my work. Ah, what did you mean about the tip?" {BLOK013} "What tip?" {BLOK014} "We simply wanted to thank you."

6

"But of course, of course. Where would we be if we didn't help each other." {BLOK015} "Perhaps we shouldn't go any further into that." {BLOK016} "Well, now that you mention it, there is something..."

7

"Do you think I'm stupid? Get out of here!"

8

"So? What do you want? I've had enough of you. You do your best for strangers and they have fun at your expense. That's so frustrating!" {BLOK017}"Yes, life isn't easy!"

9

"What? You are taking up all my time. I have to go."

10

"Slowly but surely you are becoming pushy. You are taking up all of my time, I have to go."

11

"I told you right from the beginning that I have no time for this!"

12

"That's my name."

13

"Please don't ask me, I'm too busy."

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{BLOK000} "I'm one of the new members of the Council of the Just."

1

"Skeima Din, we don't know each other, do we? My name is Arrek and I am Riko's successor. Even though I haven't met you before, I have heard a lot about you."

2

"I hope I won't make the same mistakes Riko did."

3

"That's my name."

4

"That is the other new council member."

5

"You probably know this place better than me."

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{BLOK000} "I'm one of the new members of the Council of the Just."

1

"Skeima Din, we don't know each other, do we? My name is Arrek and I am Riko's successor. Even though I haven't met you before, I have heard a lot about you."

2

"Excuse me for interrupting you, but wouldn't it be good for you to go to the Shrine of Srimalinar and try to prevent the worst? If I have been informed correctly, you have found incriminating evidence against Kontos which proves he is the primary guilty party in this conflict?"

3

"That's my name."

4

"That is the other new council member."

5

"You probably know this place better than me."

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{BLOK000} "I'm one of the new members of the Council of the Just."

1

"Skeima Din. To thank you for your assistance I have a little present for you..." {BLOK010} "We won't say no to that." {WORDtown hall}{WORDArrek}{WORDMellthar}

2

"Skeima Din, I am happy to see you again." {WORDtown hall}{WORDMellthar}{WORDArrek}

3

"You may keep it. Perhaps it will be of some use to you."

4

"That's my name."

5

"That is the other new council member."

6

"You probably know this place better than me."

7

"You've already got the gift!"

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"{BLOK000} "It is my function to lead and coordinate the Council of the Just."

1

"Welcome to Beloveno! My name is Herras, and I am the president of the Council of the Just. I assume that you are stopping by to visit us. Good, I will take note of that. I'm happy you're visiting Beloveno, and I wish you a pleasant stay. Beloveno is a very large city, and if you are looking for opportunities to purchase things, then you are in the right place. There is a weapons and an armor dealer, a food merchant, and a mixed goods shop. We have a healer, her name is Ramina, and there is a nice tavern called 'The Open Tap'. You can also spend the night there. And naturally you should see the large harbor south of the city. If you have any questions or problems, feel free to come to me. Naturally, I am quite busy sometimes, but I can always find time for a little chat. There are also several interesting things in the area. First, there is the great mountain range which divides the continent into a north side and a south side. There is a little village by the name of Kounos on this mountain range. On the north side there is a small Iskai village called Srimalinar. Near there is a holy shrine, but there have been rumors recently that horrible creatures have been seen there. Now then, I wish you all the best for your journey. And come by again!" {WORDBeloveno}{WORDquestions}{WORDrumors}{WORDtown hall}

2

"That's what our city is called."

3

"That's me."

4

"Well, that didn't take long. I suggest you first get to know the immediate area. You'll certainly get to know a lot of interesting people that way."

5

"Well, I'm still not sure if there is anything to it, but I have heard that more and more horrible creatures are coming out of the shrine there. But you better not go there anyway; there is a taboo which prohibits humans from entering the shrine, and it belongs to the Iskai." {WORDtaboo}{WORDIskai}

6

"The council house is the most beautiful building in Beloveno. You should look around a bit. No one will stop you."

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1

"There you are again. Skeima Din, it's good that you dropped by. There are some disagreements in the council which have to be cleared up right now. Therefore, I don't have very much time to talk to you." {WORDdiscrepancies}{WORDrumors}

2

"How can I explain it to you. One of our council members, Perron, believes that Gard and Riko are not making decisions for the good of the people. Now, Gard and Riko are somewhat inflexible sometimes. But still, that is a strong reproach by Perron, who sometimes acts too hastily.

However, since Perron won't leave it alone, we've all gotten together and discussed the matter. That didn't make the mood around here any better. Gard and Riko are stubborn and maintain that they cannot and do not want to cooperate with Perron any longer. They don't respect him, but he really is an honest man and I'm not too sure about Gard and Riko. In any case, I'd rather be on Perron's side. If Gard and Riko stay obstinate, we can no longer work together reasonably in the council. Well, we have to deal with the problem somehow." {WORDGard}{WORDRiko}{WORDPerron}{WORDstubborn}{WORDmood}

3

"Sometimes it's very difficult to cooperate with them."

4

"Perron is very open and I know where I stand with him. Sometimes he overreacts a bit, but that's big problem."

5

"Maybe Riko and Gard will still give in. Otherwise I'll have to think about another solution."

6

"After the last discussion, it's not looking very good."{WORDdiscussion}

7

"Unfortunately, this conversation has produced few useful results."

8

"That's what our city is called."

9

"That's me."

10

"Well, I'm still not sure if there is anything to it, but I have heard that horrible creatures keep coming out of that place. You better not go there. There is a taboo that forbids humans from entering this place, and also the Iskai run the shrine."

11

"The council house is the most beautiful building in Beloveno. You should look around a bit. No one will stop you."

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"{BLOK000} "It is my function to lead and coordinate the Council of the Just."

1

"There you are again. Skeima Din, it's good that you dropped by. There are some disagreements in the council which have to be cleared up right now. Therefore, I don't have very much time to talk to you." {WORDdiscrepancies}{WORDrumors}

2

"How can I explain it to you. One of our council members, Perron, believes that Gard and Riko are not making decisions for the good of the people. Now, Gard and Riko are somewhat inflexible sometimes. But still, that is a strong reproach by Perron, who sometimes acts too hastily.

However, since Perron won't leave it alone, we've all gotten together and discussed the matter. That didn't make the mood around here any better. Gard and Riko are stubborn and maintain that they cannot and do not want to cooperate with Perron any longer. They don't respect him, but he really is an honest man and I'm not too sure about Gard and Riko. In any case, I'd rather be on Perron's side. If Gard and Riko stay obstinate, we can no longer work together reasonably in the council. Well, we have to deal with the problem somehow." {WORDGard}{WORDRiko}{WORDPerron}{WORDstubborn}{WORDmood}

3

"Sometimes it's very difficult to cooperate with them."

4

"Perron is very open and I know where I stand with him. Sometimes he overreacts a bit, but that's big problem."

5

"Maybe Riko and Gard will still give in. Otherwise I'll have to think about another solution."

6

"After the last discussion, it's not looking very good."{WORDdiscussion}

7

"Unfortunately, this conversation has produced few useful results."

8

"That's what our city is called."

9

"That's me."

10

"Well, I'm still not sure if there is anything to it, but I have heard that horrible creatures keep coming out of that place. You better not go there. There is a taboo that forbids humans from entering this place, and also the Iskai run the shrine."

11

"The council house is the most beautiful building in Beloveno. You should look around a bit. No one will stop you."

12

"What do you mean?!" {BLOK010}"Oh, it's just a suspicion."{BLOK011}"We have very important information for you!"

13

"Hmm, you shouldn't be so free with words such as Warning, Assassination, or Murder!"

14

"Good, then tell me." {BLOK010} "Good, let me tell you. Where should I begin? We've talked with a lot of people in the city. Of course, we can't confirm the reliability of the information we have, but nevertheless, you must know that there are plans to murder you. We first learned of this from Perron. Since then, we have confirmed the information. Even if it should turn out to be a bad joke, then it is still probably better to have warned you once too often than once too few."

15

"I cannot believe it. Naturally, I would like to thank you for giving me this information. I've already heard about it from Perron, but since I know Perron, I didn't take him too seriously, which might have been a mistake. In any case, I will be careful now and I'll also find somewhere else to stay. I am thankful for your information and, if it turns out that there actually was something planned, I will reward you!"

16

"Yes, thank you, you've already told me about that. I will be on my guard and I thank you again for the warning."

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"{BLOK000} "It is my function to lead and coordinate the Council of the Just."

1

"There you are! I still don't understand it, but unfortunately your theory was correct. Someone actually tried to assassinate me. I don't know how to thank you. You've saved my life. In any case, a magnificent reward awaits you." {WORDreward}{WORDassassination}{WORDdiscrepancies}{WORDrumors}{WORDwarning}

2

"It happened in the middle of the night. I heard the guards posted in front of my doors cry out. Had I not placed the heavy saber under my pillow, I wouldn't have been able to defend myself. My attackers were so surprised at my strong defense, that they just fled. They were disguised and I didn't recognize them, but I think it might have been Gard and Riko. Besides, they have recently disappeared. I don't have any proof yet, but I think there's a connection. If I had not been so well prepared, I would no longer be here. I hope you accept this reward as thanks. {WORDreward}{WORDPerron}{WORDwarning}

3

"You have really earned it! Take this key and go into the council house treasury of Beloveno. Take anything you want."{WORDkey}

4

"I already gave you the key, didn't I? My offer was serious - take everything you want!"{WORDkey}

5

"The key is for the treasure chamber. I don't think you need any help finding it, do you?"

6

"What do you expect? We have to get new council members since it is almost certain that Gard and Riko were part of the conspiracy. For now, I can handle the important matters."

7

"I don't think they'll be seen around here again."

8

"Perron is very open and I know where I stand with him. Sometimes he overreacts a bit, but that's big problem."

9

"That's what our city is called."

10

"That's me."

11

"Well, I'm still not sure if there is anything to it, but I have heard that horrible creatures keep coming out of that place. You better not go there. There is a taboo that forbids humans from entering this place, and also the Iskai run the shrine."

12

"The council house is the most beautiful building in Beloveno. You should look around a bit. No one will stop you."

13

"Yes, again, thank you very much for your information. Have you taken your reward?"

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"{BLOK000} "It is my function to lead and coordinate the Council of the Just."

1

"Nice of you to drop by - Skeima Din. At the moment, there is a very tense situation with Kontos' occupation of the shrine." {WORDsituation}{WORDassassination}{WORDdiscrepancies}

2

"It happened in the middle of the night. I heard the guards posted in front of my doors cry out. Had I not placed the heavy saber under my pillow, I wouldn't have been able to defend myself. My attackers were so surprised at my strong defense, that they just fled. They were disguised and I didn't recognize them, but I think it might have been Gard and Riko. Besides, they have recently disappeared. I don't have any proof yet, but I think there's a connection. If I had not been so well prepared, I would no longer be here. I hope you accept this reward as thanks. {WORDreward}{WORDPerron}{WORDwarning}

3

"You have really earned it! Take this key and go into the council house treasury of Beloveno. Take anything you want."{WORDkey}

4

"I already gave you the key, didn't I? My offer was serious - take everything you want!"{WORDkey}

5

"The key is for the treasure chamber. I don't think you need any help finding it, do you?"

6

"What do you expect? We have to get new council members since it is almost certain that Gard and Riko were part of the conspiracy. For now, I can handle the important matters."

7

"I don't think they'll be seen around here again."

8

"Perron is very open and I know where I stand with him. Sometimes he overreacts a bit, but that's big problem."

9

"That's what our city is called."

10

"That's me."

11

"Kontos has converted his plans into action and is occupying the shrine and the surrounding area with his warriors. It's surprising how the inhabitants of Kounos stand behind their leader. He has a considerable amount of influence on them. I really wonder if it is actually the Iskais' fault that these horrible creatures appear. In any case, Kontos maintains that this is what's happening and his followers believe it. In any case, you can't really blame the Iskai for the way they are reacting. They, too, are sending warriors to the shrine and you can certainly imagine what is going on there. But it is clear that their taboo, pride, and religion are being disrespected and violated. Since you are a very mixed group, you may not be able to be served in some shops. The relation between Iskai and humans is very tense right now!"

12

"The council house is the most beautiful building in Beloveno. You should look around a bit. No one will stop you."

13

"Yes, again, thank you very much for your information. Have you taken your reward?"

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"{BLOK000} "It is my function to lead and coordinate the Council of the Just."

1

"Skeima Din, we haven't met before. I'm the new council president. I'm sure you've heard the terrible history of my predecessor." {WORDhistory}{WORDsituation}

2

"Skeima Din." {WORDhistory}{WORDsituation}{WORDtown hall}

3

"I am Herras' successor. I don't know if you have heard the story. Herras was murdered in his bed at night. We suspect that Gard and Riko were the guilty parties since they have vanished. Perron always suspected that they couldn't be trusted." {WORDGard}{WORDRiko}

4

"I am Zerruma."

5

"I don't think they'll be seen around here again."

6

"Perron is one of my council members."

7

"That's what our city is called."

8

"Kontos has converted his plans into action and is occupying the shrine and the surrounding area with his warriors. It's surprising how the inhabitants of Kounos stand behind their leader. He has a considerable amount of influence on them. I really wonder if it is actually the Iskais' fault that these horrible creatures appear. In any case, Kontos maintains that this is what's happening and his followers believe it. In any case, you can't really blame the Iskai for the way they are reacting. They, too, are sending warriors to the shrine and you can certainly imagine what is going on there. But it is clear that their taboo, pride, and religion are being disrespected and violated. Since you are a very mixed group, you may not be able to be served in some shops. The relation between Iskai and humans is very tense right now!"

9

"The council house is the most beautiful building in Beloveno. You should look around a bit. No one will stop you."

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"{BLOK000} "It is my function to lead and coordinate the Council of the Just."

1

"Ah, I'm happy every time I see you. If only the circumstances were better. It looks like there will be a war between the Iskai and the humans. I, too, am going there right away. I may be able to calm down the parties and straighten out some things where Kontos and ourselves are concerned." {WORDKontos}{WORDwar}{WORDshrine}

2

"Most of the Iskai believe that all humans stand united behind Kontos, but that is not true."

3

"If we do not succeed in stopping Kontos, there will be a war. I don't know what Kontos thinks he can achieve by this, but he certainly has something in mind. If you have any evidence against Kontos, then go and use it."

4

"By now Iskai and human warriors have assembled there. If you have any evidence against Kontos, then go there and use it."

5

"I don't think they'll be seen around here again."

6

"The council house is the most beautiful building in Beloveno. You should look around a bit. No one will stop you."

7

"That's me."

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"{BLOK000} "It is my function to lead and coordinate the Council of the Just."

1

"Skeima Din. I'm glad you're here. If only the circumstances were better: it looks like there will be a war between the humans and the Iskai at the shrine of Srimalinar. I, too, will go there immediately. Perhaps I can calm down the parties and set some things straight." {WORDKontos}{WORDwar}{WORDshrine}

2

"Most of the Iskai believe that all humans stand united behind Kontos, but that is not true."

3

"If we do not succeed in stopping Kontos, there will be a war. I don't know what Kontos thinks he can achieve by this, but he certainly has something in mind. If you have any evidence against Kontos, then go and use it."

4

"By now Iskai and human warriors have assembled there. If you have any evidence against Kontos, then go there and use it."

5

"I don't think they'll be seen around here again."

6

"The council house is the most beautiful building in Beloveno. You should look around a bit. No one will stop you."

7

"That's me."

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"{BLOK000} "It is my function to lead and coordinate the Council of the Just."

1

"Skeima Din, I'm glad you have dropped by again. I would like to thank you once more for your assistance and wish you all the best on your journey."

2

"That's me."

3

"Fortunately, the mood around here is a lot better now!"

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"{BLOK000} "It is my function to lead and coordinate the Council of the Just."

1

"Skeima Din, I'm glad you have dropped by again. I would like to thank you once more for your assistance and wish you all the best on your journey."

2

"That's me."

3

"Fortunately, the mood around here is a lot better now!"

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{BLOK000} "I build houses out of plants. I'm sure you've seen many of them around here."

1

"What? Strange faces in our city? My name is Arrim, I welcome you to Srimalinar." {WORDSrimalinar}

2

"Ah, I have already met you. I am not sure if I can help you in any way." {WORDSrimalinar}

3

"Let's see... what is there worth knowing about our city? Well, you shouldn't come near our shrine. There is a taboo which forbids strangers from entering the shrine. You must respect this, because the place has specific significance for us. You must be very careful if you have shining objects with you. Never leave them lying around. There are small animals here which we call kritahs. They live in the caves in the mountain range and steal everything that shines and glitters. They are actually very shy animals, but sometimes you can see them." {WORDtaboo}{WORDshrine}{WORDkritahs}

4

"Yes, better not go in there. Our religious ceremonies take place in there. It is a very solemn place for us."

5

"This taboo has existed for as long as I can remember. There is a historical reason for the taboo, which I would rather not explain to you now."

6

"Yes?"

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{BLOK000} "I build houses out of plants. I'm sure you've seen many of them around here."

1

"Skeima Din, haven't we met already? Have you heard the rumors about Kontos?" {WORDrumors}

2

"None of us here really knows what to make of it. Kontos tells his villagers that we are responsible for the horrible creatures that are found near the holy place. We can no longer deny that we have this problem. But it is an outrage to say that this was our doing! If you believe Kontos, we are evil. Ask Edjirr, the tavern keeper. He thinks the same as I do.

Have you heard about that?" {BLOK010} "Yes." {BLOK011} "No." {WORDshrine}{WORDcreatures}{WORDtaboo}

3

"See? We don't know why he says that. What does he think he will achieve?"

4

"No? Well, maybe it's not so important..."

5

"Yes, better not go in there. Our religious ceremonies take place in there. It is a very solemn place for us."

6

"This taboo has existed for as long as I can remember. There is a historical reason for the taboo, which I would rather not explain to you now."

7

"Yes?"

8

"None of us know where these creatures come from. They appear to be of magical origin, and most of them are found near the shrine. However, we've never seen them come OUT of our shrine."

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{BLOK000} "I build houses out of plants. I'm sure you've seen many of them around here."

1

"Skeima Din, are you intervening in the war that's starting?" {BLOK010} "What kind of a conflict is it?" {BLOK011} "If it will help you, then we will be glad to do it." {BLOK012} "Unfortunately, we have no time for that."{WORDconflict}

2

"That's a dangerous attitude. After all, you are guests here and if it comes to a war, then it will most certainly affect you as well."

3

"That would help all of us, I am very sure of that. It is always good to have a couple of diplomatic friends who are in a neutral position."

4

"Right now, there is no positive information. But if it comes out that Kontos has convinced his followers that the shrine is dangerous, then they are sure to try and do something against it. And that means that they either violate our taboo or they go even further and attack us directly. This is all speculation, but who knows? Our shrine is not dangerous. Unfortunately, I cannot prove that to you because of our taboo, but these funny creatures are coming from somewhere else. Of course, I must admit that I don't know where they're coming from either." {WORDcreatures}{WORDshrine}{WORDtaboo}

5

"Yes, better not go in there. Our religious ceremonies take place in there. It is a very solemn place for us."

6

"This taboo has existed for as long as I can remember. There is a historical reason for the taboo, which I would rather not explain to you now."

7

"Yes?"

8

"None of us know where these creatures are coming from. They appear to be of magical origin and are found mostly near our shrine. But they've never come OUT of our shrine."

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{BLOK000} "I build houses out of plants. I'm sure you've seen many of them around here."

1

"Humans??? You still dare to be here? Be careful, we don't think too highly of you these days." {WORDopinion}

2

"We only hear bad things about the humans. Does that surprise you? What would you say if someone shamefully took your most valuable possession. They have surrounded the place with warriors and, I don't know, they've probably already broken into our shrine and desecrated it. Anyway, these creatures are coming from somewhere else. You are wrong! And we will defend ourselves. We won't give up, even if it means war! Don't be surprised if you can no longer obtain goods here. We definitely are not going to support our enemies." {WORDhumans} {WORDshrine}{WORDtaboo}{WORDcreatures}

3

"There are humans in your group!"

4

"We will defend it, that is for sure."

5

"This taboo has existed as long as I can remember. It has historical reasons which I don't want to explain to you now. And Kontos and his followers have broken it!"

6

"Yes?"

7

"None of us know where these creatures are coming from. They appear to be of magical origin and are found mostly near our shrine. But they've never come OUT of our shrine."

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{BLOK000} "I build houses out of plants. I'm sure you've seen many of them around here."

1

"Humans? You still dare to be here? Watch out, we don't think highly of you these days. But our warriors will defend our holy shrine. They are already there! If I were in your shoes, I would get out of here. You can fight with us, or would you rather watch?"{WORDopinion}

2

"We only hear bad things about the humans. Does that surprise you? What would you say if someone shamefully took your most valuable possession. They have surrounded the place with warriors and, I don't know, they've probably already broken into our shrine and desecrated it. Anyway, these creatures are coming from somewhere else. You are wrong! And we will defend ourselves. We won't give up, even if it means war! Don't be surprised if you can no longer obtain goods here. We definitely are not going to support our enemies. Edjirr now has solid evidence against Kontos." {WORDhumans}{WORDwarrior}{WORDtaboo}{WORDcreatures}

3

"There are humans in your group!"

4

"We will defend it, that's for sure. Our warriors have already set off. Don't think that you can just do anything you want."

5

"This taboo has existed as long as I can remember. It has historical reasons which I don't want to explain to you now. And Kontos and his followers have broken it!"

6

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7

"Yes?"

8

"None of us know where these creatures come from. They appear to be of magical origin, and most of them are found near the shrine. However, we've never seen them come OUT of our shrine."

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{BLOK000} "I build houses out of plants. I'm sure you've seen many of them around here."

1

"Well, aren't you continuing your journey?"

2

"Yes?"

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{BLOK000} "I am the tavern keeper here. Have you tried my sugo yet? It's really good." {WORDsugo}

1

"Welcome to the 'Great Barrel'. You are strangers here in the city. Well, you might find some nice people to talk to. Are you from Beloveno?" {WORDBeloveno}

2

"Greetings. Unfortunately, I am in a bad mood. It's because I've heard rumors about Kontos which disturb me. You should probably talk with Kontos yourself if you want to learn more about it. He is the leader of the Mahinos in Kounos.

But, I wouldn't want to spoil your mood. Make yourself at home. Would you like to buy some food rations?" {BLOK010} "Yes, thank you." {BLOK011} "No, thanks."

3

"I thought you came from there. I'm sure you've already been in Kounos then. It's a small village on the plateau of the mountain range."

4

"No? Then you must go there. You're sure to find a lot of interesting people there."

5

"I am Edjirr."

6

{BLOK010} "We would like to buy rations."

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{BLOK000} "I am the tavern keeper here. Have you tried my sugo yet? It's really good."

1

"Come closer, Skeima Din! I have some information for you. Are you interested in it?" {BLOK012} "No, thanks." {BLOK013} "That depends." {BLOK014} "Yes, we are." {WORDinformation}

2

"Well, if you're not interested, you're not interested. Would you like to buy rations?" {BLOK010} "Yes, please." {BLOK011} "No, thank you."

3

"It should interest you. It concerns the council in Beloveno." {BLOK015} "Why should that interest us?" {BLOK016} "We are definitely interested."

4

"Of course, I'd like something in return for the information... I would be interested in gold coins."

5

"You might be able to use this information to your advantage."

6

"Greetings. Make yourself at home. Would you like something to drink?" {BLOK010} "Yes, please." {BLOK011} "No, thank you."

7

"I am Edjirr."

8

"I have heard from a reliable source that a plot is being forged in the Council of the Just in Beloveno. The plan is to murder the president. There is someone of great influence on the council. I don't know who that is, but his influence will be stronger without Herras.

Naturally I cannot guarantee that this is true.

Oh yes, speak with Arrim who lives in the harvest workers' house. You can learn very important things from him."

9

"Are you ready to pay 80 gold coins for that?"

10

"Don't offer what you don't have."

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{BLOK000} "I am the tavern keeper here."

1

"Do you seriously believe that I will still wait on you? If I were you, I wouldn't come around here anymore- especially if I were a human." {WORDhuman}

2

"Everyone's talking about it. The humans are planning to take over our holy shrine, because they are convinced it is dangerous. THEY HAVE NO IDEA! But there are a couple of incidents for which we don't have any explanation either. Like the creatures everyone is seeing near the shrine: I don't know where they come from, but they are not coming from our cellar. There is almost always one of us there and I'm sure they would notice it. But that fact doesn't seem to interest the humans at all. I guess they don't want to listen to us. If they break our taboo, there will be trouble.

Speak to Kontos yourself. He's probably already thought of something new!" {WORDtaboo}

3

"I am Edjirr."

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{BLOK000} "I am the tavern keeper here."

1

"You don't really believe that I will serve you? If I were you, I wouldn't stay around here. I now have solid evidence against Kontos."

2

"Give evidence."

3

"I have already given you the document."

4

"I am Edjirr."

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{BLOK000} "I am the tavern keeper here."

1

"You don't really believe that I will serve you? If I were you, I wouldn't stay around here. You should go to the holy shrine and try to keep Kontos and his followers from going through with their plans. I now have solid evidence against Kontos!" {WORDevidence}

2

"You can have them, just so you can see who you are dealing with. I have copies of it, too. It's only part of a document which Kontos wanted to destroy. It tells a lot, though."

3

"I have already given you the document."

4

"I am Edjirr."

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{BLOK000} "I am the tavern keeper here."

1

"Skeima Din! Come in and have a drink on the house. Let's forget the quarrel, and make yourself at home."

2

"I am Edjirr."

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{BLOK000} "I am a soldier and bodyguard for our leader."

1

"Halt!

The residence and laboratory areas of the great Kontos, our worthy and holy leader, start here. No one can come in here unless they have a written invitation."{BLOK010} "We have one." {BLOK011} "We don't need an invitation." {BLOK012} "Step aside, moron!" {BLOK013} "We have no invitation, but it is very important..." {BLOK014} "Excuse us, we didn't want to bother you."

2

"Could I see it please?" {BLOK010} "No, it is strictly confidential." {BLOK011} "Unfortunately we don't have it with us." {BLOK012} "No problem." {BLOK013} "We're sorry, we made a mistake." {BLOK014} "Get lost, fatso, or you're in trouble!"

3

"I am sorry, but I can't make any exceptions."

4

"Very well. Move along."

5

"You will be sorry for that!"

6

"Oh, you need it. Who do you think you are? Your chatter isn't getting you anywhere." {BLOK010} "We're going." {BLOK011} "Nobody talks to us in that tone, understand?" {BLOK012} "Excuse the disturbance."

7

"Just a second, you offended my honor first!" {BLOK010} "No no, it was you!" {BLOK011} "What honor, slimebag?" {BLOK012} "Excuse us." {BLOK013} "That's not the point. We have to go through here!"

8

"It was you, now get out of here!"

9

"We have already talked about that. You know the rules."{BLOK010}"It's really important. Please let us through!"{BLOK011} "You don't see the gravity of the situation!"

10

"No way."

11

"You're right, I don't see the gravity of the situation." {BLOK010} "It's a political affair." {BLOK011} "It concerns the fate of the world."{BLOK012} "It concerns Kounos." {BLOK013} "It concerns you."

12

"Very funny! I'm a busy man."

13

"Kounos? Kounos is important to us, but I can't imagine that you are important for Kounos. Farewell!"

14

"Naturally. The sky will soon fall on our heads. Get out of here, I've heard enough."

15

"You really seem to have an important issue. All right, I will let you through. But if you abuse my trust, I will kill you!"

16

"I am very sorry, but I can make no exceptions.

I wish you a nice day."

17

"Kontos isn't here anyway. Try another time."

18

"Great, then get going."

19

"Get out of my sight. What do you want?"

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{BLOK000} "I am a merchant."

1

"Skeima din,

hopefully I have what you want. There are no other shops in Srimalinar, you see? If I don't have what you want, you'll have to travel to Beloveno. Although you can buy food in the tavern." {WORDBeloveno}{BLOK010} "We would like to buy something here."

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{BLOK000} "I sell shields, armor, and other protective clothing."

1

"Skeima Din.

Are you looking for something specific? I can sell you all sorts of things which you can use for protection: armor, clothing, vests, caps, shields, boots, etc. However, if you're already wounded you should go to Ramina and let her heal your injury." {WORDRamina}{BLOK010} "What do you have?"

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{BLOK000} "It is my job to produce and sell weapons. This is how I earn a living for my family."

1

"Welcome to Posch's weapon shop. You will find the best quality and fair prices. Some of the weapons even come directly from the Metalmakers, they produce the best swords! The goods you see in that display have come from far away. We even get items from over the mountain pass! As you can see I have an extensive and up to date supply. I'm sure you'll find what you are looking for." {WORDMetalmakers}{WORDmountain pass}{BLOK010} "What kind of weapons do you have for sale?" {BLOK011} "Can you repair things?"

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{BLOK000} "I am a merchant."

1

"Skeima Din,

you're sure to find that I have everything your heart desires. From torches to healing potions, I can offer you everything. You can't buy things like this anywhere else in Beloveno." {BLOK010} "We would like to buy something." {BLOK011} "We would like to sell something." {WORDBeloveno}

273

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{BLOK000} "I am buying food."

1

"Come on in!

I hope you are real hungry! Right now, I have a lot of fresh fruit from Srimalinar." {BLOK010} "Yes, we would like to buy rations." {WORDSrimalinar}

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1

"Skeima Din,

please be quiet and have some consideration for the patients in the beds. If you are injured, I can heal your wounds. I can also deal with curses and can often help if you are suffering from some type of handicap.

What can I do for you?" {BLOK010} "Please heal our injuries." {BLOK011} "We suffer from some severe handicaps." {BLOK012} "Can you remove a curse from an object?" {BLOK013} "What is your profession?" {BLOK014} "Thank you very much for the conversation."

2

"I can heal people and nurse them back to health."

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{BLOK000} "I am the senior scholar in our guild."

1

"Skeima Din.

If you like, I can instruct you in Iskai magic." {BLOK010} "We would like to learn some magic spells." {WORDIskai}{WORDritual}

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{BLOK000} "I am buying food."

1

"Come on in!

I hope you are real hungry! Right now, I have a lot of fresh fruit from Srimalinar." {BLOK010} "Yes, we would like to buy rations." {WORDSrimalinar}

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{BLOK010} "I am a fighter, or warrior as some say. If you like, I will travel with you since I am always looking for company. I also like to travel around the world so I can see new things and gather experience."

1

"Skeima Din,

if you are looking for reinforcements for your group, I hereby offer my services. It can be advantageous to have a warrior with you. I am not a master warrior, but I have gathered a lot of experience. In any case, I would like to join you.

It doesn't matter to me where I go and what goals you pursue, as long as I can travel around the world, learn about new things, and exercise myself in battle." {BLOK010} "We'd like you to come with us." {BLOK011} "Thank you for the offer, but our group is complete."

2

"Good, I'll come with you."

3

"Perhaps you will need reinforcements some other time."

4

"I believe your group is large enough already."

278

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{BLOK000} "I am a magician of the Kenget Kamulos, but I have distanced myself from them, and now I am living my own."

1

"Skeima Din,

you are speaking with Khunag. What do you want from me? I don't like to be disturbed, unless it's for something important." {WORDimportant}

2

"Skeima Din,

please don't disturb me unless you actually need to." {WORDimportant}

3

"What do you want to talk to me about?" {BLOK010} "Can you provide us with worthwhile information?" {BLOK011} "You look like a scholar of magic." {BLOK012} "We are looking for a trainer." {BLOK013} "What do you think of the political situation in this area?" {BLOK014} "We don't want to disturb you any longer."

4

"No, why should I?"

5

"Then look further; I am not a trainer."

6

"I don't see any big problem. Occasional disagreements are perfectly normal. Or do you have another definition of problems?"

7

"Skeima Din."

8

"Well observed. I don't want to hide the fact that I am really a magician, but those times are long gone. However, my magical abilities are better now than they've ever been. Why are you so interested in that?" {BLOK010} "We could use someone with your abilities on our journey."

9

"What kind of a journey are you on, then?" {BLOK010} "Well..."

10

So Tom tells about the most important points of the journey up to now, and the future goals.

"It would be interesting to see this mother ship. I would join you, at least for a short time, if you would like me to." {BLOK010} "Well, first we would like to know a bit more about you." {BLOK011} "We would be happy if you would come with us." {BLOK012} "We will think about your offer."

11

"You don't have to know everything about me. I was raised here, and then spent a certain amount of time with the Kenget Kamulos. My magical abilities come from that time. For a while now I've been living my own life here and can do what I want.

Naturally, I can help you with my magic if I come along." {BLOK010} "If you like, you can come with us." {BLOK011} "We thank you again for your offer."

12

"Let me know what you've decided."

13

"Good, I'll come with you."

14

"I believe your group is already large enough."

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1

"Dsarii-ma, friends. What's the situation between the Mahinos and Iskai?" {BLOK010} "Unfortunately it is still very tense, Frill."

2

"I hope you can prevent an escalation. Let us delay our departure for a while. Good luck!"

3

"Dsarii-ma, friends. What's the situation between the Mahinos and Iskai?" {BLOK010} "Good news, the inhabitants of Kounos now understand that they were misled by Kontos. They didn't like it at all when they had to admit that they had been fooled like little children. In any case, we believe that the tribes can start to rebuild a healthy relationship."

4

"That is good news! Now nothing stands in the way of a small journey by sea. Shall we leave immediately?" {BLOK010} "Yes, why not?" {BLOK011} "No, we would like to wait a little bit longer."

5

"Good, then please follow me."

6

"Okay. I will wait for you here. Till then."

7

"Dsarii-ma! Are you ready for a little sea voyage?" {BLOK010} "Yes, why not?" {BLOK011} "No, we'd like to wait a little longer."

8

"Tom, let me say something before you continue.

After all the excitement, Mellthas and I would like to have some time together. I would like to ask you and the others to go on without us for a while.

Once we have rested, we will gladly join you for more adventures!

We will be in the tavern in Srimalinar, if you are looking for us."

9

"I understand. Now I wish you and Mellthas a beautiful time in Srimalinar. We'll certainly see each other again soon.

Best wishes!"

10

{INK 001}Sira and Mellthas say good-bye. The others follow Frill to a small ship which immediately sets out to sea...

11

"Best wishes. Until then, Tom!

Oh yes, if you need any of our equipment, please feel free to take it..."

{INK 001}Sira and Mellthas offer their equipment.

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{BLOK000}"I do all kinds of metal work. However, I am mainly a weapon smith."{WORDWeaponsmith}

1

"Skeima Din, Gerwad is my name. I hope you like it in Umajo-Kenta."{WORDUmajo-Kenta}

2

"Skeima Din. I've already introduced myself to you. As you see, I work with metal all day."{WORDmetal}

3

"I don't talk with people who try to steal from me."

4

"Weapon smiths have to work fairly hard. It's not easy, and you stand right beside the fire all day. I don't even earn a lot of money for doing that."{WORDmoney}

5

"I do get a good price for my goods, but the profit isn't very high since the miners are demanding higher and higher prices for metal ore."{BLOK010}"Can they simply do that?" {BLOK011}"Why don't you get your own ore?"

6

"Yes, unfortunately, they can do that since no one besides the Mountain Priests can perform the ritual which allows the Miners to mine ore. Nevertheless, I do quite well. I repair weapons on the side." {WORDritual}{WORDMiners}{WORDrepairs}

7

"It's not that simple. One must know the ritual to mine any ore, otherwise one will suffer grave misfortune. Mother Earth is very strict about this."{WORDritual}{WORDmother}{WORDbad luck}

8

"{UNKN}???

What in the world is this {UNKN}?

9

"I can make things almost as good as new."{BLOK010}"Can you repair something for us?"

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{BLOK000}"I am a housewife and have enough to do. Cooking, making beds, cleaning, washing, buying, and then preparing the daily food for the prisoners."{WORDprisoner}

1

"Welcome to my house."

2

"These people have been expelled from our society. All evil-doers from the area are kept there. Most of them are fairly aggressive and have to be watched very carefully. The prison is to the north and a guard goes there every day to relieve the shift and bring food and drink. My job is to cook for the prisoners."{WORDguard}

3

"Yes, if you want you can meet him. He picks up the food and begins his trek through the desert around twelve o'clock. You can go with him, if you want, but watch out for the stupendous heat! You need extra rations when you travel through the desert. Also, you must not stay there longer than eight hours since the extreme climate can be very damaging. Many people fall down with complete exhaustion, but it can harm you in other ways as well. Hmm, if you are still willing to risk the trip, then take a couple of bottles of Porenoil with you. If you drink it regularly, it will prevent your getting sick. It increases the cooling of the body by day and reduces the heat loss at night. You can buy Porenoil from Merdger. However, you must speak to him directly about it, since he developed it and is very proud of it. Merdger is an Equipment Maker and usually you will find him in his guild."

4

"Hello, there you are again."

5

If you drink Porenoil regularly while in the desert, you will not suffer from exhaustion. It increases the cooling of the body by day and reduces the heat loss by night. You can buy Porenoil from Merdger; however you have to speak with him yourself since he developed it and is very proud of it. Merdger is an Equipment Maker and you can usually find him in his guild."

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{BLOK000}"I am actually an Equipment Maker, but I have specialized in developing magic lotions and drinks."{WORDdrinks}

1

"Welcome, I am Merdger, a member of the Equipment Makers' guild."{WORDEquipmentmaker}

2

"These are only for the initiated..."

3

"Someone recommended my Porenoil to you? Hmm, very well, I'll sell you a bottle for 15 coins. A little bottle is usually sufficient for up to six people to use."{BLOK010}"No thank you, we aren't interested."{BLOK011}"Yes, we'll take one."{BLOK012}"We'd like to have five for 75 coins."

4

"Very well, so be it."

5

"Thank you, it is guaranteed to help. Drink it every eight hours as you travel through the desert."

6

"Unfortunately, you don't seem to have enough gold coins."

7

"Unfortunately, you don't seem to have enough room to take it with you."

8

"Feel free to look around our guild house. Our most important and recent inventions are developed in our underground workshop. But you cannot access that part."{WORDworkshop}

9

"As I already said, this workshop is not accessible to the public. Neither I nor Zebenno will give you the key!{WORDkey}{WORDZebenno}

10

"Zebenno is an Equipment Maker as well. He has the second key. Only you'd better not ask him for the key, he is not always very stable.

Hmm, I see that you are going to speak to him about it. Well, I have warned you. If he gives you the key and something happens to you down there... You're responsible."{BLOK010}"Friend Merdger, we are responsible anyway."{BLOK011}"You have warned us and we will be careful."{BLOK012}"We're not going down there."

11

"Well, if you say so."

12

"That's better. It's none of your business anyway."

13

"I'm not crazy and I'm giving you my key!? Hopefully, Zebenno will not give you his as well. But he is a nice fellow. Just visit him and say hello to him for me. Usually, you'll find him with the miners. He always complains about ore prices when he has nothing better to do."{WORDore prices}

14

"Yes, it's becoming more and more expensive. Naturally, the Weaponsmiths are even more affected by it since they need more metal than we do. But what can we do? Because of the ritual, we can't mine the ore ourselves. The Miners use their knowledge against us."{WORDritual}{WORDMiners}

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{BLOK000}"Profession? I haven't seen any daylight for a long time. You don't believe I can work here? Before this horrible misunderstanding, I worked as a priestess and a healer."{WORDmisunderstanding}

1

{WORDmisunderstanding}"Eh? Who are you then? And how did you get here?"{BLOK010}"We are asking the questions here!"{BLOK011}"We are visiting and are searching for information."

2

"You have to get me out of here. I'm innocent!{WORDmisunderstanding}

3

"You have to believe me, I'm innocent. I cannot lose the best years of my life here. Please help me!"{BLOK010}"We don't know anything about you!"{BLOK011}"No, there must be a reason why you are here."{BLOK012}"Well, perhaps we can talk about it."{BLOK013}"Why should we?"

4

"I cannot tell you my entire past before the guard comes and visiting time is over. But, just look at me and judge. Am I a criminal? I'm not. It was a mistake, a miscarriage of justice!" {BLOK010}"We believe you."{BLOK011}"We don't believe that anyone can look into the soul of a person."{BLOK012}"We don't believe you."

5

"Yes, that is my fate. No one believes me - absolutely no one!"

6

"Do you believe me? Then help me! Please!"{WORDhelp}

7

"Naturally you cannot do that. However, you can get an impression of another person. How can I prove my innocence to you?"{WORDinnocence}

8

"Yes, enough - it's best not to question me anymore. I might cause you more problems. It's really not your problem when innocent people sit behind bars.

It's always the same: it's because of people like you that these miscarriages of justice happen."{WORDmisjudgment}

9

"What would you like to know?"{BLOK010}"The reason for the conviction."{BLOK011} "When did it happen?"{BLOK012}"How much longer must you stay in jail?"

10

"It concerned a patient whom I treated. He was very sick, and I was not able to help him anymore. They accused me of not having cared for him sufficiently, but it was a severe disease and he was in bad shape. I used all of my knowledge, but unfortunately, it was not enough."

11

"It was three years ago."

12

"Seven more years. Altogether, I will have been in jail for ten years for that. It is particularly hard because I am innocent."

13

"The chief magistrate of Umajo-Kenta is no judge, but unfortunately he acts like he is. He doesn't take his business very seriously. If you ask him, he will surely tell you that I am guilty, whereas he really has a bad conscience because he knows that he is lying. Please help me!"{WORDhelp}

14

"If you want to help me, then let me out. The key hangs on the left beside the cell door. I can get out to the main exit somehow.

Also, if you really help me, I will be thankful to you!" {BLOK010}"That's not necessary."{BLOK011}"How can we help you?"{BLOK012}"We will not help you!"{WORDkey}

15

"Who knows, perhaps I can do something for you when you need it."{WORDgratitude}

16

"I can provide you with something which will certainly interest you."{WORDsomething}

17

"You will certainly regret it!"

18

"Hmm, I believe we can talk about it if you're telling the truth!"

19

"I'll get my revenge on you!"{WORDgratitude}

20

"Fine, then first I will tell you why I am here."{WORDpatient}

21

"Yes, yes, that's very good. Ask me."

22

"Hmm, then I can certainly help you. But, in return, you have to do me a favor." {WORDfavor}

23

"You must help me get out of this prison."{WORDhelp}

24

"Naturally, I can't get it! But it's easy for you. It hangs right next to the door."

25

"What I really need is the key which hangs beside the cell door."{WORDkey}

26

"That's me."

27

"Thank you very much, friends!

There is something good about you. Now I have to make sure that the guards don't notice me. We'll meet again in the city where I can thank you."

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{BLOK000}"I dispense drinks and serve food."

1

"Skeima Din and welcome to the cheerful Ore Mine Inn."{WORDmine}{WORDUmajo-Kenta}{WORDdrink}{WORDovernight stay}

2

"Thank you, I don't need anything from you, {FAT }but{NORS} if you would like to contribute something, I should mention that it is common for strangers to buy a round. What do you think about that?"{BLOK010}"We would like to buy a round."

3

"This is what our inn is called, and there is also a real ore mine. Just visit the Miners' guild northwest of the city."{WORDMiners}

4

"You would do that? It'll cost five gold pieces. You still going to do it?"

5

"It's a shame."

6

"I'll do it only if you pay in advance."

7

"That's a generous gesture - thank you very much. Talk to me again after the round is served."

8

"Skeima Din, Strangers.

Should I tell you a little secret?"{WORDsecret}

9

"The gambler is frightfully vain, heh heh. Just call her 'Queen of Beauty.' You'll see things happen then."

10

"Would you like something to eat or drink?"{BLOK010}"Yes, please."{BLOK011}"No, thanks."

11

"Unfortunately, you can't spend the night here, but go to the Miners' guild. They are very hospitable and gladly take in foreign visitors for a night."

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{BLOK000}"My parents are diamond polishers and I help in the family business. I set the polished jewels in beautiful chains or rings. Sometimes, I can even polish the stones myself. But, naturally, I don't do it as well as my father."{WORDDiamond Polisher}

1

"Skeima Din!

I am Konny. I've heard that a group of adventurers were in the city. I'm glad to meet you. I bet you had lots of great adventures!"{BLOK010}"You wouldn't believe it!"{BLOK011}"Well, a couple."{BLOK012}"Nothing special."{BLOK013}"You know, we're really not that keen on adventure."{BLOK014}"No, but we intend to."

2

"Skeima Din,

can I help you in any way?"{WORDhelp}

3

"So? Then tell me about your adventures!"{WORDexperiences}

4

"Oh, you're just being modest. Tell me about your adventures!"{WORDexperiences}

5

"I've heard that you've traveled over half of the world and you say you haven't experienced anything special? I can hardly believe that."{BLOK010}"Admittedly, we have had a couple of very interesting experiences."{BLOK011}"Why does are you so interested?"

6

"I believe you. When too much happens, one is probably happy to have peace and quiet for a while. Look, it's entirely different in my life. I've always felt that I haven't experienced enough. But maybe you can tell me a little bit about your adventures. Please!"{WORDexperiences}

7

"Please tell me about it. I like to hear stories about strange people and strange countries."{WORDexperiences}

8

"I'm very interested in adventures. I have many adventure books at home, and I find it very exciting when I have the opportunity to meet people who go on great journeys. And now I've met you! Naturally, I would understand if you don't want to tell me anything or if you can't reveal certain information. Not everything is secret, is it?

Oh please, tell me something about the exciting places and the people you have met."{WORDexperiences}

9

"Can you really tell me something? That would be great!"{BLOK010}"Well then, make yourself comfortable since this could take a while."

10

{INK 002}And so Konny pays close attention to {LEAD}{NAME}'s stories while the others sit quietly and listen. Her eyes begin to shine and she's listening with all her heart.

When the story about the religious Druid leader is told, she gets really excited.

After some time, {LEAD}{NAME} believes {HE } has told enough.

11

"You've really had some very exciting adventures. I would like to join you, but I'm embarrassed to say that I might not be courageous enough. Moreover, I'm needed here. In any case, I'm eager to find out how you're going to continue and where you're going next."{WORDdestinations}

12

"Many thanks again for your extensive description and the great stories. Do you already know how you're going to continue? Where are you going next?"{WORDdestinations}

13

"There are several different options for traveling from Umajo-Kenta. First, there is the northern part of the desert. There is a prison there, but that is pretty far, way up in the north. You have to be pretty strong and you must be prepared for the heat. And then, naturally, there is the southern part. But that isn't so easy to get to, because you have to go through the boulder belt. Also it seems something strange happened there a while ago. They say that the area is haunted now. But don't let that scare you away. Many people say a giant monster came down from the sky, but I've never seen anything like that."{WORDnorthern part}{WORDprison}{WORDsouthern part}

14

"Among other things, the prison is there. But, as I already said, it is far away and the heat is a problem...especially for strangers who are not used to it!"{WORDheat}

15

"We use Porenoil to prepare for it. If you're interested, speak with Agida."{WORDAgida}

16

"She lives in the south, right next to the harbor."

17

"They put bad people in there. There are some whom I would have never thought were bad, but nevertheless they're there.

If you would like to wander up there, then go directly north. The prison lies right under the northern-most tip of the continent. There is also a guard who goes back and forth there every day in order to bring food and drink. You might see him."

18

"I have never been in the south part. It is difficult to get there, since you have to go through the boulder belt south of our city."{WORDboulder belt}

19

"You can't get through the boulders. They are much too large and impassable. Also, you can easily get lost there. What do you want in the southern part?

If you absolutely want to go there, I have heard of a possibility:

There is a passage which goes under the boulder belt. The most difficult thing about it is to find the entrance. Unfortunately, I'm not able to show it to you. But I do know someone who knows. Perhaps you could hire him as a guide?"{WORDguide}

20

"Hmm, if it is really important, I will tell you a little secret. But you have to promise me that you won't tell anyone else."{BLOK010}"You can be sure of it!"{BLOK011}"We'd rather not promise anything!"

21

"I'm sorry, but then I can't tell you anything!"

22

"I hope I can trust you. Well, the man is named Ohl. Not many people in the city know him, because he is very withdrawn and almost never lets himself be seen. Therefore, it is quite difficult to meet him. He is very shy and he doesn't like long conversations. Nevertheless, he is nice and ready to help, even strangers. I'm sure that he will help you if you tell him that I have sent you. He is a fanatic diamond collector, so he knows our family quite well. You can probably convince him to come for a couple of jewels.

Ohl is at the ore mine every day at precisely twelve o'clock so he can see if the miners have brought out any interesting pieces. But he is never there very long. You have to be punctual, otherwise, you'll never even see him.

Ohl will certainly show you the way. In any case, I wish you all the best for your continued journey!"

23

"Maybe you should tell me about your adventures, so I can get a rough idea of what has happened to you up to now. Maybe I can help you better that way..."{WORDexperiences}

24

"Skeima Din.

Have you already met Ohl? You will find him in the ore mine every day at twelve o'clock. But be punctual, because he doesn't stay there very long."

25

"I don't know very much about him, but he can certainly help you."

26

"Now that I know more about your past, I can give you some advice about other travel destinations."{WORDdestinations}

27

"I would like to go with you, but I'm needed here. And I'm not as courageous as I would like to be. I like to read about adventures, because I know nothing can happen to me."

286

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{BLOK000}"I used to be a diamond polisher. But now my hands shake so much that I can't do the work any longer. So instead I collect these beautiful jewels."

1

"You actually wanted to see me?"{BLOK010}"Yes, can you help us?"

2

{WORDKonny}"You actually wanted to see me?"{BLOK010}"Yes, can you help us?"{BLOK011}"Konny sends us. She says you know the way through the boulder belt."

3

"I'm sorry, I don't believe that I can help you."

4

"Konny sent you?

Oh yes, I do know a way through the boulder belt. I can even lead you to the entrance. Of course, I would like a small reward for it. A jewel would be appropriate. Remember that you probably cannot find the entrance alone. What do you say?"{BLOK010}"Yes, we gladly accept."{BLOK011}"You ask too much!" {BLOK012}"Would you take gold coins?"

5

"Skeima Din, I believe you know the way now."

6

"That's great. I propose that we meet at six o'clock in the evening, in front of the city gate. I will wait outside the city for you. I will wait for an hour at most, so be punctual. And remember the jewel!"

7

"What? I no longer have a regular income, and I have a diamond collection. How should I afford that?" {BLOK010} "That's not our problem, is it?"

8

"In this case it is!"

9

"No - I am no good at trading. When I buy jewels, I end up paying double because I can't haggle well."

10

"There you are - do you have the diamond with you?" {BLOK010} "Yes." {BLOK011} "No."

11

"Then I won't show you the entrance!"

12

"May I have it?"

13

"Thank you, it's quite beautiful."

14

"Unfortunately, you don't have any jewels that interests me."

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{BLOK000} "I'm a gambler."

1

"Skeima din.

Would you like to play a little game? If you play well, you can win a lot of gold. But you can also lose a lot if you have bad luck." {WORDgame}

2

"It's a dice game."

First, I throw three dice, and then you throw three dice. If you have reached or exceeded my point number, the stake belongs to you... otherwise it belongs to me. Isn't that fair?" {WORDstake}

3

"I'll put up 10 coins and you'll put up another 10. If you'd like to play, then tell me to roll the dice." {WORDthrow the dice}

4

"You don't have enough gold!"

5

"You didn't have any luck this time. I won, so the stakes belong to me. Thank you for playing."

6

"Congratulations! You have won. The stakes belong to you!"

7

"What?! You think I'm cute? You are flattering me. I don't believe it. Do you really mean it?"

"I don't know what I should say. Here, you can play for free." {WORDfree game}

8

"I think one free game is enough!"

288

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{BLOK000}"I don't have a profession yet."

1

The girl's face is completely swollen. Tears run out of her eyes, and when she speaks, she speaks softly and with a shaky voice: "Have you seen the evil woman who stabbed my mother?

First, she stole all of our gold. When Mommy tried to protect herself, this woman simply took a knife and stuck it in her back!"{WORDriot}{WORDconsolation}

2

"The whole village is searching for the woman. They all say that Nelly has returned. Nelly is a bad woman. Everyone is looking for her now, even the chief magistrate."{WORDNelly}{WORDsearch}

3

"That is the bad woman who stabbed my Mommy, huuuhhhh."{WORDmommy}

4

"She was always there when I needed her. And now I don't have anyone anymore."{WORDparents}

5

"They say I can live in the chief magistrate's house. My Daddy hasn't been alive for a long time."

6

"I am supposed to tell everyone so they can help search for Nelly. She'll probably do a lot more bad things! Ohl saw her a while ago. She must still be in the city."{WORDOhl}

7

"Yes, he is helping in the search.

Are you helping, too?"{BLOK010}"Yes, certainly." {BLOK011}"Maybe later."{BLOK012}"No, not at all."

8

"That's good. But you have to watch out. She's very dangerous!"{WORDdanger}

9

"Please help us."

10

"That's a shame."

11

"Yes, she has a sharp knife. And Ohl says that she has other weapons too. You must be careful."

12

"Thank you!

Please help in the search, otherwise Nelly will do more evil."{WORDevil}{WORDsearch}

13

"Nelly must be put into jail because she does horrible things. She has escaped somehow."

289

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{BLOK000}"I'm thinking of mechanisms which I can try out in our testing vault."{WORDmechanisms}{WORDtest dome}

1

"I'm sorry, I'm in a hurry right now. The ore prices have risen drastically again, and I have to clarify some important things here first.

I'll be glad to talk to you another time."

2

"Skeima Din. It's horrible. Metal ore is constantly becoming more expensive."{BLOK010} "Skeima Din, Zebenno, Merdger asked us to greet you."

3

"A greeting from Merdger?

Thank you very much. How do you know Merdger?"{BLOK010} "We met him by accident."{BLOK011}"He's an old friend of ours."{BLOK012}"We went to see him because we want to visit your test chamber."

4

"Yes, Merdger is a pleasant fellow. And he's developed many fascinating things."{WORDdevelopments}

5

"I can hardly believe that. I know all his friends. If you want to tell fairy tales, go find someone else."

6

"What do you want in my test chamber? Maybe you want to test one of my many mechanisms?"{WORDtest dome}{WORDmechanisms}

7

"Yes, he has constructed many great things. Some of his latest are drinks with special abilities. Have you ever heard of Porenoil?"{WORDPorenoil}

8

"Ask Agida about that. She lives in the south and she can really appreciate this oil. She can also give you a couple of good travel tips."

9

"Actually, it isn't meant for the public. We test our new mechanisms there. It's astonishing what you can achieve by consistently extending technology. I'm very proud of the many things I've developed. But that is all neither here nor there. I cannot give you the key."

10

"I create new protective mechanisms which are later used as locks, barriers, and other such things. It's just a pity that we do not have enough people to test them." {WORDtest persons}

11

"I don't find enough people who are able to competently test my mechanisms. My colleagues can't do it since they have been too involved in the development and already understand most of the inventions." {BLOK010}"We would be prepared to test some things."{BLOK011}"We're sure you'll find someone."

12

"I hope so, too."

13

"Hmmm, I shouldn't do really this, but I'll let you have the key if you like. But you have to be careful. Not everything is entirely safe." {BLOK010} "On second thought, maybe we better don't." {BLOK011} "By all means. We'll be careful."

14

"I can understand that. I'm not angry at you."

15

"Well, good. I'll give it to you, but don't tell anyone about it."

16

"You've got no room for the key!"

17

"I really must go now. Merdger is already waiting for me. I wish you all the best."

290

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{BLOK000} "As you see, I have a small shop and sell food here. I hope the high prices don't scare you." {WORDprices}

1

"Skeima din,

I have delicious meat and fresh baked goods here. What would you like?" {BLOK010} "We would like to buy rations."

2

"Skeima Din, there is fresh fruit and sugo from Beloveno. Help yourself, we only sell good stuff here." {BLOK010} "We'd like to buy rations."

3

"Thank you very much. Enjoy it."

4

"You may think it's expensive, but remember that all food is brought in by ship. You can't grow anything in the desert, and water is expensive here. You can't use sea water as it is too salty, and rainwater is scarce. And we also have to use it for the plants in our city. Still, the citizens of Umajo-Kenta do very well here, because the miners have a metal monopoly. Strangers think that our prices are too high, but you won't find any lower prices for food around here." {WORDmonopoly}{WORDdesert}{WORDplants}{WORDwater}{WORDbuy}

5

"Unfortunately, I cannot charge special prices for you, but I assure you that you will only get the highest quality goods here." {WORDwares}

6

"You can buy goods from Zeibe. She sells all kind of things, from swords through armor and ammunition-up to torches and healing potions. If you are looking for weapons, then you'd better go to Jeros. He has a better selection. I sell food, and you can get select jewels and fine ornaments from Mykonou. You'll find Mykonou in the Diamond Polisher's guild. Jeros sells in the market, and Zeibe has her own shop, which is close by." {WORDDiamond Polisher}{WORDWeaponsmith}

291

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{BLOK000} "I am a trader. I buy and sell all kinds of things. My goods are always of the highest quality."

1

"Welcome to my wonderful shop. You're sure to find something good here. Or would you rather sell me something? I can offer you other services too, thanks to my magic training. I can remove cursed objects and give you extensive information about the objects. Naturally all of this isn't free..." {BLOK010} "Can we take a look at your goods?" {BLOK011} "We would like to have an object investigated.{BLOK012}Please help us, we have a cursed object that we can't get rid of."{BLOK013}"Thanks for the talk."

2

"Farewell."

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{BLOK000} "I sell weapons and armor. You can be sure that you're getting competent advice from an experienced huntsman. I would also buy anything interesting you've got with you." {WORDhuntsman}

1

{WORDoffer}"Skeima din,

here you will find everything that travelers need to protect and defend themselves effectively. Or do you have something interesting to offer?" {WORDdefend} {BLOK010} "Could we take a look at the weapons and armor?"{BLOK011} "We would like to sell something."{WORDsmithy}

2

"Well, danger lurks everywhere, doesn't it? Especially for people who have valuable objects with them. You look as if you can handle weapons. You'd better look through the entire assortment. You will be pleasantly surprised, for I know of no other shop that sells things with a higher quality."

3

"I must confess that was a long time ago. Nevertheless, I obtained a lot of experience back then, and so I am very familiar with weapons of all kinds."

4

"The smith is nearby. Feel free to visit him: he can repair your weapons and, if you like, you can watch him while he works."

5

"Oh, we have a wide range of goods, lots of weapons and ammunition. If I'm not mistaken, we even have a couple of magic weapons for sale right now." {WORDmagic weapons}

6

"These are real rarities. I don't believe you can buy something like it anywhere else, and at such a favorable price."

7

"No thank you, I do not accept gifts."

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-free-

1

"Skeima Din,

I hope you are here on business." {BLOK010} "We are interested in ornaments and jewels." {BLOK011} "What is your profession?" {BLOK012} "Thank you very much for the conversation."

2

"Farewell."

3

"I polish rough jewels and make jewelry out of them, or I sell them as they are."

294

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{BLOK000}"I am a diamond polisher."

1

"Welcome to the Diamond Polishers' guild." {WORDDiamond Polisher}

2

"Welcome, friends. I am glad that you dropped by again. The diamond polishers are always fond of visitors." {WORDDiamond Polisher}

3

"Our guild has a long tradition. All of our knowledge and the experience of many years are reproduced in our masterpieces, which are displayed in the large case.

If you are looking for an expert in precious stones you can find him here. There are display rooms, workshops and living quarters. As far as precious stones are concerned, I will gladly give you advice." {WORDgems}{WORDexperience}

4

"What are you most interested in? How we polish the stones, or are you more interested in the members of our guild? Would you like to know something about collectors or about our prices?" {WORDpolish}{WORDprices}{WORDmembers}{WORDcollectors}

5

"First, the miners send us rough stones which are secondary products of the mined ores. These stones are sorted according to size, type, and purpose, and then they're finished. Some stones are cut into smaller stones if, for example, they have flaws. We then set the stones into chains, rings and other jewelry. Other stones are improved through polishing and are immediately sold in their original form.

You can see many examples of these preparations in our display case. If you would like to buy stones or other items, then please see Mykonou. He is usually in the display room. He is an experienced polisher and has been here for a long time. I'm sure you will recognize him." {WORDexhibition}{WORDMykonou}

6

"You'll find displays to the left and right of the entrance. Feel free to look at everything there. If you'd like to buy something, see Mykonou." {WORDMykonou}

7

"Mykonou is the oldest diamond polisher in our guild. He does not polish anymore, but can give you excellent advice and is very familiar with all precious stones.

You usually find him in the display area where he takes care of the stones and jewelry. He is always the one to see when you want to buy something.

Oh, yes. He is somewhat reserved, but don't let that scare you off. Many people have feel that he has only money on his mind, but that isn't entirely so."

8

"Since we produce things that one doesn't actually need to live, we can demand a bit more money. That is why only rich people buy from us. But we are not really rich; it takes a long time to polish a stone and the prices the miners charge for the rough stones are quite high. And people do not buy precious stones and jewels like they do food."{WORDMiners}

9

"Maybe you've already heard that from someone else. Since the miners are the only ones who can get the rough stones and ores out of the earth, we are dependent on them. We really don't know what to do about this: Edjirr, an Equipment Maker, is supposedly trying to mine ore himself. Please let this information stay between us. I don't believe that he has had much success since the miners are the only ones who can perform the ritual to placate Mother Earth. All the old proverbs and customs say that anyone who does not do so will no longer lead a happy life. Even though many things change in our world and the Equipment Makers are open to progress, the old traditions should not be forgotten. At least, that is my opinion." {WORDritual}

10

"Just talk to the people. Except for Mykonou, all of them are very talkative. We don't have anything against you going into our rooms. But please, don't disturb us during our polishing.

Naturally, not all of the people are present. But you can always take a look."

11

"That's a subject in and of itself. I know of only three collectors who live here in the city. They are all pretty fanatical and weird, and dreamers as well. They live almost exclusively for their collections. You see, precious stones can have magic effects even if they aren't magic.

When I find out how valuable a precious stone is, I no longer wonder what sacrifices the collectors made to get it. Naturally, you will always find the greatest collection right here in our display. Perhaps you know Ohl. He's a typical example of someone who can only think about precious stones." {WORDmagic gems}{WORDexhibition}

12

"Magical precious stones are an absolute rarity. I only know of very, very few which have any significant effect. The most famous magical stone is probably the 'Stone of a Thousand Visions'. Mykonou steadfastly maintains that this stone exists. I think it's just a fairy tale. According to the legend, if you believe in it, the person who possesses this stone can look into the minds of people and read their thoughts. Supposedly, the crystal will grow in size and rotate and what not. The usual stories. Although, I must confess that it would nice to be able to read people's minds. Doesn't it ever occur to you how mysterious life really is?

But I am digressing again, please excuse my philosophical inclinations. Mykonou is always telling me that our guild once had the stone. And then, one night long ago, an Equipment Maker stole it. Now they are experimenting with the stone in their dark cellars and are trying to find a way to use it. But there isn't any evidence for the stone's existence, let alone the theft.

However, if you can find the stone and return it, I'd really be happy, that's for sure!"

13

"You need a lot of experience to do this work. If you like you can try and polish a stone yourself. Have a lot of fun with it, hee hee. But, as with everything else, you can only get good results by practicing. Fortunately you can learn a lot from teachers and trainers." {WORDtrainer}

14

"I don't think you'd like to become diamond polishers, since then you would have to settle down and stay here. If you'd like to learn something, then you can go to the Equipment Makers. They are specialists in fine locks. The problem is they don't always readily pass on their knowledge. I think Kemilo was an Equipment Maker originally. You can find him in our guild if he happens to be around. I believe he would show you if I asked him. He is extremely good with fine mechanisms. He makes locking mechanisms for all of our valuable chains." {WORDrequest}

15

"Yes, good, I'll let Kemilo know when I see him. He will certainly be able to teach you a few things."

16

"What's that? Isn't that...

Where did you get that? It has to be a fake. That cannot be {FAT }the {NORS} Stone of the Thousand Visions! Where did you find it?{BLOK010} "We got it out of the equipment makers research centers. It was in a dust-covered chest."

17

"I don't believe it. If that's true, old Mykonou's stories were right. I still can't believe it. However, if that's really the stone, and it appears to be, then you must set it in the large ornament in the reception hall. Mykonou said that that's the only way the Stone can produce its effect. Why don't you try it out?"

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{BLOK000}"I am a Mountain Priest and can conduct the ritual."{WORDritual}

1

"Skeima Din, I am busy with the spiritual preparations for my sermon. However, I will be glad to help you if you would like to know something."{WORDpreparations}

2

"Skeima Din, I believe we already know each other. Unfortunately, I still have a lot to do."{WORDwork}

3

"There are only two Mountain Priests in our guild. We are pretty busy and we have to perform the ritual at least twice a day. Otherwise, we will offend Mother Earth. Of course, we need to mentally prepare for several hours before we can perform the ceremony."{WORDritual}{WORDwork}

4

"Yes, the need for ores and precious stones is becoming greater and greater-we can hardly keep up with the mining."{WORDmining}

5

"All other guilds need ores and raw diamonds for further processing. Since we are the only ones who can perform the mining, we are forced to work a lot if we want our trade to flourish, which we do, of course."{WORDtrade}

6

"We are the only ones who can produce metal, and our existence is ensured by this monopoly since our metal products are sent everywhere in the world. Therefore, it is also very important for us to keep the knowledge about the ritual to ourselves. If other people gained this knowledge, there would no longer be a need for our products.

For this reason, we are always careful that no strangers gets this knowledge. Before we perform the ritual, we check repeatedly to make sure we are alone. Only then can the ceremony take place and can we continue mining the ores. We do not like it at all when strangers wander around in our tunnels. So, remember, you are welcome to look around our guild but, please, do not go into the mining tunnels."{WORDmining tunnel}

7

"The tunnels are located in the north where we have dug into the great rock wall. There are also a couple of rail and loading facilities. But as I have already said, we do not like it at all if strangers try to spy on us behind our backs."{WORDespionage}

8

"If we catch anybody at it, we can be extremely inhospitable. It wouldn't be the first time someone has tried it."{WORDattempt}

9

"Some time ago, we discovered an Equipment Maker, Merdger, who was spying on us during the ritual."{WORDEquipmentmaker}

10

"That's why we don't have a very good relationship with the Equipment Makers. They believe the ritual is pure superstition and, thus, unnecessary. I've even heard that they've already tried to mine ores themselves. However, the good Mother Earth will never allow those who are not authorized to do this. So, all attempts have been fairly unsuccessful up to now. Merdger still doesn't officially admit that the old traditions are pure superstition. But at least he does realize that he did something wrong and asks himself why.

No one will succeed in spying on us. We are very careful about it now. However, for some time this has caused a problem with the Equipment Makers. They also think our prices are much too high, although they do not appreciate how hard we work. It's only right for us to have a modest profit."{WORDshare}

11

"Other guilds also pay us for ores and raw diamonds. That's what we live on."

296

0

{BLOK000}"I'm in control of all official business in the city - the person they turn to during crises and conflicts. In addition, I am responsible for the city treasury."

1

"Welcome.

I hope you have come for an important reason, since my time is valuable. How can I help you?"{BLOK010}"We would like to give you an important message."{BLOK011}"Excuse me, we've made a mistake."

2

"As I've already said, I told Kossotto about this. He knows about it and can give you the necessary knowledge. You'll find him in the Equipment Maker's testing cellars."

3

"What?

Well, don't disturb me anymore."

4

"Good, then tell me."

{INK 001}And so Tom begins to relate the most important events of the long story. Although he tries to keep it short, it still takes a fairly long time. Sojekos listens attentively and doesn't interrupt once.

Tom tells about the Earth, the Toronto, and the visit here with his new friends. He also tells about his change of mind and the dangers which now threaten this world. He describes the urgency of the situation very clearly and Sojekos appears to understand the seriousness of the situation.

5

"Well, I've never heard such a story before. However, since I've already heard a lot about you, and since the most important points in your description match with my information - by the way, I've seen the space ship land, even if I didn't know it at the time - and you don't seem to be a bunch of lunatics, I believe you. You can count on my full support.

So now you want to know how metal can be destroyed with magic. Unfortunately, I must confess that I do not have this knowledge, but there are people here who are familiar with it." {WORDknowledge}

6

"The people I am talking about are hard to reach. Under normal circumstances, they would never give you the knowledge, because for us knowledge is an asset we don't normally hand over to strangers."{WORDcircumstances}

7

"But, in this case, the situation is quite different. We are very happy you're ready to help us, and the matter is so important to us that we will give you the knowledge you need.

The person who can help you is named Kossotto. Can you remember the name?"{WORDKossotto}

8

"Good. Kossotto is an Equipment Maker, but he is almost never in the guild. He would never teach you this magic if I wouldn't force him to. Fortunately, he respects me and he will do what I tell him to, even if he doesn't like it. Kossotto has to see an advantage for himself in everything he does, otherwise he won't do it. However, he is not stupid and certainly will understand that this is of great use to everyone here. Immediately after this discussion, I will send someone to inform Kossotto. You must go to him since I do not know in what form he will give you this knowledge. Do you know where he stays?"{WORDlocation}

9

"Kossotto is almost always in the Equipment Makers' old research cellars. He doesn't like to be disturbed, so you'll find him in the most remote corner. Visit him and he will help you.

I would like to thank you in the name of all citizens in Umajo-Kenta. Although you are not entirely innocent - after all, some of you did come here with that hostile space ship - I consider you to be friends, since you understand that you were wrong.

Now go and find Kossotto."

301

0

"We differentiate three stages of being. At the first stage are all who have learned to conquer their fear: the Kenget, and possibly a few other men. Normal humans are stage two, of which women are impure and can thus never reach the first stage. Slaves and animals are stage three. Iskai are treated as humans. All in all it is actually quite simple and logical." {WORDslaves}

1

"Kamulos is the name of our god!"

302

0

{BLOK000}"My name is Cuarnainn. I am the battle master. How can I help you, strangers? Only ask if you seek honor."{WORDhonor}

1

"Kenget means warrior in our old language. Kamulos is our god."{WORDwarrior}{WORDGod}

2

"My god is Kamulos - the god of war, the god of the courageous.{WORDwarrior}{WORDcourage}

3

"If you never feel fear, then you cannot become a warrior. For you lack the most important property of a warrior-spirit. Therefore, our most fearful members also stand in the highest regard, provided they can overcome this fear. And, only the most fearful can become Oqulo, because they have the greatest courage which gives them the mightiest spirit. And the spirit is the sharpest weapon." {WORDKenget Kamulos}{WORDwarrior}{WORDspirit}{WORDOqulo}{WORDcourage}{WORDweapons}

4

"Honor is the essence of life. The only thing that remains on this side of existence. Think of Achilles and Patrokles. How did they become the subject matter of immortal poetry? Because they held their honor higher than their life, while the rich Croesus is known only as a laughable figure. Therefore, what can a man lose outside of his honor? It must be protected better than anything else - gold, family, or his own life. But you can achieve honor only if you are proud enough to conquer your fear."{WORDfamily}{WORDfear}{WORDpride}

5

"The last test. The Last Battle for eternal honor. The battle between courage and cowardice, men and weaklings. Hopefully, I will stand on the right side: with the Kenget."{WRNR----}{WORDKenget Kamulos}

6

"For us, pride is a means of training. In the state of the Artorn, the Kenget no longer needs pride, even if he has it. We use and promote it to conquer fear. Pride is one of the spirit's weapons against fear. In the Artorn, you no longer need such a weapon since fear has already been fully conquered and the spirit no longer requires weapons. Battle is not won to preserve one's life, but for the highest honor of the warrior, the Cuain, and our god Kamulos."{WORDspirit}{WORDCuain}

7

"Glory does not live for itself. It is a part of a whole. As the fruit needs the tree from which it grows, so does glory need honor. And the greater the honor, the greater the glory. However, it is only the reward - it must not be the goal. The goal is honor, just as the tree lives only to produce more fruits."

8

"For example, women are only second-stage beings. At most! And there can hardly be anything more beautiful than to give up your life for the one you love, as Patrokles did for Achilles."

9

"Death in battle is the highest goal in my life! To die in battle against Khunag, that would be like a dream come true. But the master of ceremonies knows much more about that."{WORDKhunag}

10

"Usually the Cuain is an Oqulo. We Kledo have no difficulties with this, because the Oqulo have the strongest spirits. He is chosen by the high priest and rules until his death. Our last Cuain was killed by the cowardly murderer Khunag during the holy sleep of Kamulos. Khunag was one of the Cuain's two companions and, as such, also a high priest. He wanted to be chosen as Cuain himself, but we found out about his guilt before it came to that. Khunag fled. The new Cuain is Cairnain, the other companion of the old Cuain." {WORDOqulo}{WORDcompanion}{WORDKledo}{WORDKhunag}{WRNR----}{WRNR----}

11

"It is said that the great Druids could conjure them, but I haven't seen any yet. They are rarely invoked in the open. Usually they guard secret passages and so forth. You'd best ask the magic master about that."{WORDnature}{WORDdruids}

12

"The shrine is located in the lower stories. The entrance is at the south gate, but you won't get in there: no impure one will ever get through."{WORDsecret passage}{WORDImpure One}

13

"You could earn yourself a great reward if you were to find out his whereabouts. That would be an excellent job for one of our assassins."{WORDassassins}

14

"Only we Kledo fight with hand weapons. There are five categories of combat: from stabbing weapons through one-handed swords, to long-distance weapons and two-handed swords. The highest, and most difficult type at the end of the training, is unarmed combat. We use the shield only as a symbol of protection by honor, not as protection in battle. And why? We fight for our honor, not for our survival. The shield is bestowed at the time of ordination and the Cuain is carried on his shield at new year by the five high priests."{WORDtraining}{WRNR----} {WORDNew year's eve}{WORDdeath}

15

"Combat is our prayer, our sacrifice to Kamulos. He does not count the riches that one accumulates, nor the number of children. He counts the scars which one gains in honorable combat. He grants the courage one learns and gathers the bravest of the brave around him for the day of decision, the Last Battle."{WORDLast Battle}

16

"To be a warrior means to place the body in the service of the spirit. The body does what the spirit tells it to. For us, it is unthinkable for a warrior in combat to perform any motion which does not come from the depths of his spirit. For us it is the highest stage of battle in the Artorn. Only then are we the strongest, and only then is fear fully conquered. You feel no hate and no compassion. Then you are like the Cuain." {WORDbattle}{WORDArtorn}{WORDCuain}

17

"The magic master may be of more help in that matter."

18

"The battle master may be of more help in that matter."

19

"That is the first stage of a warrior after novice."{WORDwarrior}

20

"You should ask the magic master for his opinion."

21

"Of course that depends upon whether you are training for Kledo or Oqulo."{WORDKledo}{WORDOqulo}

22

"Although I do know a bit about that subject, our ceremony master may be more capable of answering your questions."

23

"Honor is disciplined spirit, if you understand what I mean. Many have spirit, but not everyone can master it with all of its dark aspects. And even fewer have the honor and glory that is needed. The greatest spirit also casts the greatest shadow: fear."{WORDfear}{WORDfame}

24

"Young Kledo or Oqulo who have not yet reached priest status have to prove themselves in battle before their ordination. Unfortunately it is not that simple to find worthy opponents - opponents who accept combat and the rules of the Kenget. However, the priests accept orders for a substantial payment, since this type of money serves the higher honor of god. The combat that is needed to fulfill the order is also considered honorable. We call these young warriors assassins."

25

"You should ask the magic master for his opinion."

26

"Our ceremony master probably knows more about it than I do. It might be sufficient for you to know that this is our new year's feast. At the end of the year, Kamulos is tired from fighting a year's worth of battles, and he rests for a day so that he can begin the new year strengthened by the Blood of Honor. The order rests on this day as the Cuain falls into the Great Sleep as Kamulos, out of which the Blood of Honor will awaken him. That is our most important ritual."{WORDBlood of Honor}{WORDrituals}

27

"These are prisoners, third-stage beings, who are left alive so they can perform activities which would otherwise shame a Kenget. Therefore, they do everything that has to do in any way with the household. Their children, however, may rise to become a Kenget if they show talent. Every man who shows courage in battle may become Kenget and even Cuain. Just because the parents have timidly let themselves be captured, does not mean that the child is a coward. Especially if he is raised here, if he gives up his kin and becomes a part of our family." {WORDsteps} {WRNR----}{WORDKenget}{WORDCuain}{WORDcourage}{WORDbattle}{WORDfamily}

28

"Courage requires clarity of the spirit. We only take certain drugs for the ceremonies. Honey wine tastes best to me, but smoking isn't bad either." {WORDcourage}

29

"Well! We rise pretty early and we meditate for an hour before breakfast. Then we continue meditating and there are two hours of prayer exercises before noon. In the afternoon, there is ceremony training and two more hours of prayer. In the evening, there is meditation until sunset. There's a fair amount of meditation, especially in the summer. But I think it helps against fear." {WORDprayer}{WORDfear}

30

"We have nothing against plants. Why? Neither they nor the animals will be there at the Last Battle. To be honest, I don't know what you're getting at with this question." {WORDLast Battle}

31

"Everyone in the order is my brother. No one has sisters here. I rejected my parents when I became a Kenget, for they are only of the second stage." {WORDsteps}{WORDKenget}{WORDbrothers}

32

"No, I know nothing about a secret passage. Just what do you want here? Do you want to hire assassins?" {WORDassassins}

33

"Actually everyone who is not a Kenget is impure. However, since there may be a Kenget hiding unknowingly within every man, a man may become pure by his honorable death. For a man it is hard to figure out who is pure, since purity is expressed by deep understanding of the eternal laws of Kamulos at the time of death. But Kamulos knows, and he gathers the pure dead around his table."

34

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35

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36

"Artorn is the state in which fear is completely converted into concentration and non-consciousness. That is a bit difficult. The fear should not become unconscious; it should lead to an independent alertness, such as cats possess. They do not have to see the danger in order to react to it. They are cold and without compassion for themselves or their opponents. They are not necessarily strong, and they do have fear, but they still are the most dangerous opponents one can imagine. They are what a Kenget in Artorn is."

37

"They are the ceremony master, the magic master, the Cuain's two companions, and I, the combat master."

38

"For a Kenget it is the highest honor to leave his life on the occasion of the New Year. It is the day before the war god sleeps, and with him the Cuain falls into the deepest trance. The Cuain cannot be awakened until he is washed with the blood of a Kenget who has honorably fallen and who had at least priest status. For this purpose, at the winter solstice, the oldest priest may challenge one of the high priests to a duel to the death. Then, it is the blood of the one fallen in the highest conceivable honor which brings back the war god in the new year. Fortunate are those who die this way." {WORDNew year's eve}{WORDfive high priests}

39

"He stands before you. Why did I introduce myself to you?"

40

"Rhunagh is our magic master, and probably one of the best that there ever was. He has only a few gray hairs, and a full beard."

41

"The old Arthor. He is the most respected Oqulo after the Cuain. And, in spite of his age, he is a great warrior."{WORDwarrior}

42

"May Kamulos light your way with honor, stranger. You are the guest of the Kenget Kamulos."{WORDKamulos}{WORDKenget Kamulos}{WORDCuain}

303

0

{BLOK000}"My name is Branagh. I am a warrior. What else do you expect of this place?"{WORDwarrior}

1

"Kenget means warrior in our old language. Kamulos is our god."{WORDwarrior}{WORDGod}

2

"My god is Kamulos - the god of war, the god of the courageous.{WORDwarrior}{WORDcourage}

3

"It is not a matter of having no fear: we must learn to overcome it. Only the spiritless have no fear at all. Therefore, only the clever can have courage and only the courageous will die honorably, with or without weapons. The coward will die as a slave."{WORDhonor}{WORDspirit}{WORDweapons}{WORDslaves}

4

"Whoever is courageous has honor. It is the greatest honor to die in a battle one has chosen for himself. I hope I will have this luck so that I may sit at Kamulos' table, where the glorious Kenget proudly wait for the Last Battle."{WORDbattle}{WORDpride}{WORDLast Battle}{WORDfame}

5

"The last test. The Last Battle for eternal honor. The battle between courage and cowardice, men and weaklings. Hopefully, I will stand on the right side: with the Kenget."{WRNR----}{WORDKenget Kamulos}

6

"My pride is part of my honor and whoever offends it must die. So you'd better watch out."

7

"The search for glory is the shining path to honor. I will find the greatest glory in honorable combat and, especially, in an honorable death."{WORDhonor}{WORDdeath}

8

"Women are second-stage beings. Dealing with them is as shameful as dealing with animals, Iskai, and men. The husband is second stage because he deals with the wife and is not a Kenget. Therefore, to reach the first stage of becoming a Kenget, he must avoid dealing with women. And you fight more courageously when you are on your friend and brother's side."{WRNR----}{WORDwomen}{WORDKenget}

9

"Death in battle is the highest goal in my life! To die in battle against Khunag, that would be like a dream come true. But the master of ceremonies knows much more about that."{WORDKhunag}

10

"He is our leader. Our highest Druid and the highest emanation of the embodiment of our god, the eternal Kamulos. Just ask our ceremony master!"

11

"It is said that the great Druids could conjure them, but I haven't seen any yet. They are rarely invoked in the open. Usually they guard secret passages and so forth. You'd best ask the magic master about that."{WORDnature}{WORDdruids}

12

"The shrine is located in the lower stories. The entrance is at the south gate, but you won't get in there: no impure one will ever get through."{WORDsecret passage}{WORDImpure One}

13

"That is the name of the cowardly murderer of our last Cuain. He killed the Cuain while Kamulos slept, in the middle of our shrine, in the inner region."{WORDCuain}{WORDKamulos' Sleep}{WORDshrine}

14

"Do you mean swords or magic?"{WORDswords}{WORDmagic}

15

"Combat is my prayer, my sacrifice to Kamulos."{WORDprayer}{WORDKamulos}

16

"We are the footsoldiers of the body. We fight with our physical strength and skill. We kill with and without weapons, but not with magic. We are the Kledo."{WORDweapons}{WORDmagic}{WORDKledo}{WORDbattle}

17

"You must ask an Oqulo. They are the fighters of the spirit."

18

"We Kledo know five categories of combat. The lowest is combat with small stabbing weapons, then follows combat with a single-handed sword, long-distance combat, two-handed sword combat, and, as the highest form of physical mastery, unarmed combat. We are trained in this same sequence." {WORDtraining}

19

"You become Kledo when you are master of single-handed sword combat and a student of long-distance combat. Not everyone reaches that stage!"{WORDbattle}

20

"That is the first stage of a Druid, after being a novice."{WRNR----}

21

"As a Kledo you cannot use magic, unless you have a magic weapon. During the novitiate time, you learn the five types of weapons and go through the transcendence stage which is necessary to reach Artorn as a priest."{WORDArtorn}{WRNR----}

22

"Naturally, the ceremony master knows most about the rites. I wouldn't want to tell you anything that is untrue. There are a couple of sensitive subjects, such as handling drugs and so forth. Therefore, you'd best ask the master."{WORDdrugs}

23

"The spirit is the central medium of our order. The spirit guides everything, and if you can control it, then the highest honor will be bestowed upon you."{WORDhonor}

24

"You'd best ask the combat master about that."

25

"Whoever overcomes his fear is a Druid. Whoever has honor is a Druid. And, Druids fight with magic. Supposedly, they can even control demons."{WORDfear}{WORDhonor}{WORDmagic}{WORDdemons}

26

"On the day before New Year's day, Kamulos rests after the battles of the preceding year. The Cuain rests as well and carries no weapons. This makes Khunag's crime all the more despicable."

27

"These are prisoners, third-stage beings, who are left alive so they can perform activities which would otherwise shame a Kenget. Therefore, they do everything that has to do in any way with the household. Their children, however, may rise to become a Kenget if they show talent. Every man who shows courage in battle may become Kenget and even Cuain. Just because the parents have timidly let themselves be captured, does not mean that the child is a coward. Especially if he is raised here, if he gives up his kin and becomes a part of our family." {WORDsteps} {WRNR----}{WORDKenget}{WORDCuain}{WORDcourage}{WORDbattle}{WORDfamily}

28

"Courage requires clarity of the spirit. We only take certain drugs for the ceremonies. Honey wine tastes best to me, but smoking isn't bad either." {WORDcourage}

29

"Well! We rise pretty early and we meditate for an hour before breakfast. Then we continue meditating and there are two hours of prayer exercises before noon. In the afternoon, there is ceremony training and two more hours of prayer. In the evening, there is meditation until sunset. There's a fair amount of meditation, especially in the summer. But I think it helps against fear." {WORDprayer}{WORDfear}

30

"We have nothing against plants. Why? Neither they nor the animals will be there at the Last Battle. To be honest, I don't know what you're getting at with this question." {WORDLast Battle}

31

"Everyone in the order is my brother. No one has sisters here. I rejected my parents when I became a Kenget, for they are only of the second stage." {WORDsteps}{WORDKenget}{WORDbrothers}

32

"No, I know nothing about a secret passage. Just what do you want here? Do you want to hire assassins?" {WORDassassins}

33

"Actually everyone who is not a Kenget is impure. However, since there may be a Kenget hiding unknowingly within every man, a man may become pure by his honorable death. For a man it is hard to figure out who is pure, since purity is expressed by deep understanding of the eternal laws of Kamulos at the time of death. But Kamulos knows, and he gathers the pure dead around his table."

34

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35

"The state of the highest happiness and the highest honor. When Kamulos fills your entire spirit and it is converted into fighting strength and the courage to face death, your fear no longer controls you, but rather it is under total control. Our combat master can tell you more about it." {WORDspirit}

36

"The law of the Kenget Kamulos requires that I be hospitable. But please, be brief." {WORDCuain}

304

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{BLOK000}"My name is Ruainaigh. I am a novice of the Kenget Kamulos. I'm just beginning my training."{WORDKenget Kamulos}{WORDtraining}

1

"Kenget means warrior in our old language. Kamulos is our god."{WORDwarrior}{WORDGod}

2

"My god is Kamulos - the god of war, the god of the courageous.{WORDwarrior}{WORDcourage}

3

"It is not a matter of having no fear: we must learn to overcome it. Only the spiritless have no fear at all. Therefore, only the clever can have courage and only the courageous will die honorably, with or without weapons. The coward will die as a slave."{WORDhonor}{WORDspirit}{WORDweapons}{WORDslaves}

4

"Whoever is courageous has honor. It is the greatest honor to die in a battle one has chosen for himself. I hope I will have this luck so that I may sit at Kamulos' table, where the glorious Kenget proudly wait for the Last Battle."{WORDbattle}{WORDpride}{WORDLast Battle}{WORDfame}

5

"The last test. The Last Battle for eternal honor. The battle between courage and cowardice, men and weaklings. Hopefully, I will stand on the right side: with the Kenget."{WRNR----}{WORDKenget Kamulos}

6

"My pride is part of my honor and whoever offends it must die. So you'd better watch out."

7

"The search for glory is the shining path to honor. I will find the greatest glory in honorable combat and, especially, in an honorable death."{WORDhonor}{WORDdeath}

8

"Women are second-stage beings. Dealing with them is as shameful as dealing with animals, Iskai, and men. The husband is second stage because he deals with the wife and is not a Kenget. Therefore, to reach the first stage of becoming a Kenget, he must avoid dealing with women. And you fight more courageously when you are on your friend and brother's side."{WRNR----}{WORDwomen}{WORDKenget}

9

"Death in battle is the highest goal in my life! To die in battle against Khunag, that would be like a dream come true. But the master of ceremonies knows much more about that."{WORDKhunag}

10

"He is our leader. Our highest Druid and the highest emanation of the embodiment of our god, the eternal Kamulos. Just ask our ceremony master!"

11

"It is said that the great Druids could conjure them, but I haven't seen any yet. They are rarely invoked in the open. Usually they guard secret passages and so forth. You'd best ask the magic master about that."{WORDnature}{WORDdruids}

12

"The shrine is located in the lower stories. The entrance is at the south gate, but you won't get in there: no impure one will ever get through."{WORDsecret passage}{WORDImpure One}

13

"That is the name of the cowardly murderer of our last Cuain. He killed the Cuain while Kamulos slept, in the middle of our shrine, in the inner region."{WORDCuain}{WORDKamulos' Sleep}{WORDshrine}

14

"With or without weapons, a Kenget is ready for any battle."{WORDbattle}{WORDKenget}

15

"A battle is like a prayer. The sacrifice of the warrior or Druid to a god: Kamulos." {WORDKamulos}{WORDwarrior}{WORDdruids}

16

"A warrior is one who overcomes his fear. A warrior is one who has honor. And warriors fight with the sword."{WORDfear}{WORDhonor}{WORDswords}

17

"The magic master may be of more help in that matter."

18

"The battle master may be of more help in that matter."

19

"That is the first stage of a warrior after novice."{WORDwarrior}

20

"That is the first stage of a Druid, after being a novice."{WRNR----}

21

"That depends on whether you want to be trained as Kledo or Oqulo. In addition to honor, it is also important to master the rites. But those aren't very interesting: the day is fairly monotonous." {WORDKledo}{WORDOqulo}{WRNR----}{WORDschedule}

22

"Naturally, the ceremony master knows most about the rites. I wouldn't want to tell you anything that is untrue. There are a couple of sensitive subjects, such as handling drugs and so forth. Therefore, you'd best ask the master."{WORDdrugs}

23

"The spirit is the central medium of our order. The spirit guides everything, and if you can control it, then the highest honor will be bestowed upon you."{WORDhonor}

24

"You'd best ask the combat master about that."

25

"Whoever overcomes his fear is a Druid. Whoever has honor is a Druid. And, Druids fight with magic. Supposedly, they can even control demons."{WORDfear}{WORDhonor}{WORDmagic}{WORDdemons}

26

"On the day before New Year's day, Kamulos rests after the battles of the preceding year. The Cuain rests as well and carries no weapons. This makes Khunag's crime all the more despicable."

27

"These are prisoners, third-stage beings, who are left alive so they can perform activities which would otherwise shame a Kenget. Therefore, they do everything that has to do in any way with the household. Their children, however, may rise to become a Kenget if they show talent. Every man who shows courage in battle may become Kenget and even Cuain. Just because the parents have timidly let themselves be captured, does not mean that the child is a coward. Especially if he is raised here, if he gives up his kin and becomes a part of our family." {WORDsteps} {WRNR----}{WORDKenget}{WORDCuain}{WORDcourage}{WORDbattle}{WORDfamily}

28

"Courage requires clarity of the spirit. We only take certain drugs for the ceremonies. Honey wine tastes best to me, but smoking isn't bad either." {WORDcourage}

29

"Well! We rise pretty early and we meditate for an hour before breakfast. Then we continue meditating and there are two hours of prayer exercises before noon. In the afternoon, there is ceremony training and two more hours of prayer. In the evening, there is meditation until sunset. There's a fair amount of meditation, especially in the summer. But I think it helps against fear." {WORDprayer}{WORDfear}

30

"We have nothing against plants. Why? Neither they nor the animals will be there at the Last Battle. To be honest, I don't know what you're getting at with this question." {WORDLast Battle}

31

"Everyone in the order is my brother. No one has sisters here. I rejected my parents when I became a Kenget, for they are only of the second stage." {WORDsteps}{WORDKenget}{WORDbrothers}

32

"No, I know nothing about a secret passage. Just what do you want here? Do you want to hire assassins?" {WORDassassins}

33

"Actually everyone who is not a Kenget is impure. However, since there may be a Kenget hiding unknowingly within every man, a man may become pure by his honorable death. For a man it is hard to figure out who is pure, since purity is expressed by deep understanding of the eternal laws of Kamulos at the time of death. But Kamulos knows, and he gathers the pure dead around his table."

34

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35

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36

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37

"Good day, stranger. Have you come to walk the path to honor and glory?"{WORDfame}{WORDhonor}

38

"I had a father, Jonatharh, the senior slave. Now the Kenget Kamulos are my family." {WORDfamily}{WORDCuain}

305

0

{BLOK000}"My name is Pardhainn. I am a Druid. What else were you expecting in this place?" {WORDdruids}

1

"Kenget means warrior in our old language. Kamulos is our god."{WORDwarrior}{WORDGod}

2

"My god is Kamulos - the god of war, the god of the courageous.{WORDwarrior}{WORDcourage}

3

"It is not a matter of having no fear: we must learn to overcome it. Only the spiritless have no fear at all. Therefore, only the clever can have courage and only the courageous will die honorably, with or without weapons. The coward will die as a slave."{WORDhonor}{WORDspirit}{WORDweapons}{WORDslaves}

4

"Whoever is courageous has honor. It is the greatest honor to die in a battle one has chosen for himself. I hope I will have this luck so that I may sit at Kamulos' table, where the glorious Kenget proudly wait for the Last Battle."{WORDbattle}{WORDpride}{WORDLast Battle}{WORDfame}

5

"The last test. The Last Battle for eternal honor. The battle between courage and cowardice, men and weaklings. Hopefully, I will stand on the right side: with the Kenget."{WRNR----}{WORDKenget Kamulos}

6

"My pride is part of my honor and whoever offends it must die. So you'd better watch out."

7

"The search for glory is the shining path to honor. I will find the greatest glory in honorable combat and, especially, in an honorable death."{WORDhonor}{WORDdeath}

8

"Women are second-stage beings. Dealing with them is as shameful as dealing with animals, Iskai, and men. The husband is second stage because he deals with the wife and is not a Kenget. Therefore, to reach the first stage of becoming a Kenget, he must avoid dealing with women. And you fight more courageously when you are on your friend and brother's side."{WRNR----}{WORDwomen}{WORDKenget}

9

"Death in battle is the highest goal in my life! To die in battle against Khunag, that would be like a dream come true. But the master of ceremonies knows much more about that."{WORDKhunag}

10

"He is our leader. Our highest Druid and the highest emanation of the embodiment of our god, the eternal Kamulos. Just ask our ceremony master!"

11

"It is said that the great Druids could conjure them, but I haven't seen any yet. They are rarely invoked in the open. Usually they guard secret passages and so forth. You'd best ask the magic master about that."{WORDnature}{WORDdruids}

12

"The shrine is located in the lower stories. The entrance is at the south gate, but you won't get in there: no impure one will ever get through."{WORDsecret passage}{WORDImpure One}

13

"That is the name of the cowardly murderer of our last Cuain. He killed the Cuain while Kamulos slept, in the middle of our shrine, in the inner region."{WORDCuain}{WORDKamulos' Sleep}{WORDshrine}

14

"Do you mean swords or magic?"{WORDswords}{WORDmagic}

15

"Combat is my prayer. My sacrifice to Kamulos." {WORDprayer}{WORDKamulos}

16

"A warrior is one who overcomes his fear. A warrior is one who has honor. And warriors fight with the sword."{WORDfear}{WORDhonor}{WORDswords}

17

"The spirit is the basis of our magic. During our training, we learn to bear pain, to control fear, and later to channel these into spirit - and from there into matter."{WORDtraining}

18

"You would have to ask a Kledo. They are the warriors of the sword."

19

"That is the first stage of a warrior after novice."{WORDwarrior}

20

"You become Oqulo when you put yourself into a trance and can endure pain. It sounds more simple than it is."

21

"As Oqulo, you first have to learn to control your fear. This does not mean suppressing it: it must be channeled into spirit and then into matter. Therefore, what you actually learn is to redirect your energies. This is done through meditation, concentration exercises, trances, and auto-suggestion. The training program is less clearly broken down than that of a Kledo, but at the end of the training we also reach Artorn."{WORDArtorn}{WRNR----}

22

"Naturally, the ceremony master knows most about the rites. I wouldn't want to tell you anything that is untrue. There are a couple of sensitive subjects, such as handling drugs and so forth. Therefore, you'd best ask the master."{WORDdrugs}

23

"The body is only the spirit's agent in battle. My arms and legs, all my muscles, are only tools of my will. First, the conscious spirit must learn to master fear, which is nothing other than weakness. Then, the same spirit must learn to become unconscious, without allowing fear to return. Whoever accomplishes this has advanced to Artorn."{WORDArtorn}

24

"You'd best ask the combat master about that."

25

"A Druid fights only with his spirit. He needs no other weapon other than this. His spirit is capable of transforming itself into magic. We are the Oqulo."{WORDweapons}{WORDmagic}{WORDOqulo}{WORDbattle}

26

"On the day before New Year's day, Kamulos rests after the battles of the preceding year. The Cuain rests as well and carries no weapons. This makes Khunag's crime all the more despicable."

27

"These are prisoners, third-stage beings, who are left alive so they can perform activities which would otherwise shame a Kenget. Therefore, they do everything that has to do in any way with the household. Their children, however, may rise to become a Kenget if they show talent. Every man who shows courage in battle may become Kenget and even Cuain. Just because the parents have timidly let themselves be captured, does not mean that the child is a coward. Especially if he is raised here, if he gives up his kin and becomes a part of our family." {WORDsteps} {WRNR----}{WORDKenget}{WORDCuain}{WORDcourage}{WORDbattle}{WORDfamily}

28

"Courage requires clarity of the spirit. We only take certain drugs for the ceremonies. Honey wine tastes best to me, but smoking isn't bad either." {WORDcourage}

29

"Well! We rise pretty early and we meditate for an hour before breakfast. Then we continue meditating and there are two hours of prayer exercises before noon. In the afternoon, there is ceremony training and two more hours of prayer. In the evening, there is meditation until sunset. There's a fair amount of meditation, especially in the summer. But I think it helps against fear." {WORDprayer}{WORDfear}

30

"We have nothing against plants. Why? Neither they nor the animals will be there at the Last Battle. To be honest, I don't know what you're getting at with this question." {WORDLast Battle}

31

"Everyone in the order is my brother. No one has sisters here. I rejected my parents when I became a Kenget, for they are only of the second stage." {WORDsteps}{WORDKenget}{WORDbrothers}

32

"No, I know nothing about a secret passage. Just what do you want here? Do you want to hire assassins?" {WORDassassins}

33

"Actually everyone who is not a Kenget is impure. However, since there may be a Kenget hiding unknowingly within every man, a man may become pure by his honorable death. For a man it is hard to figure out who is pure, since purity is expressed by deep understanding of the eternal laws of Kamulos at the time of death. But Kamulos knows, and he gathers the pure dead around his table."

34

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35

"The state of the highest happiness and the highest honor. When Kamulos fills your entire spirit and it is converted into fighting strength and the courage to face death, your fear no longer controls you, but rather it is under total control. Our combat master can tell you more about it." {WORDspirit}

36

"I bid you greetings, unknowing one. With whom am I dealing ? And what questions may I answer for you?"{WORDCuain}

306

0

{BLOK000}"My name is Jonatharh. I am the chief cook here and leader of the slaves." {WORDslaves}{WORDcook}{WORDleader}

1

"Naturally, the word has a bad connotation, but being a slave of the Kenget isn't all that bad. I can't complain: if you are industrious and don't exhibit any exaggerated pretensions, then you can actually achieve something around here!"{WORDKenget Kamulos}{WORDpossibilities}

2

"I've think they're great guys, actually. Sure, you could argue as to whether or not it makes sense to honor the war god Kamulos. But it's not as if that's such an easy thing to do. It's really quite dangerous, you know. And you have to give them one thing: they really fight fair - no dirty tricks or anything like that."

3

"Traditionally, the cook is the chief of the slaves. It's a real honor for me. And it's not that difficult either. I mean, of course I take a lot of care in preparing the meals but, and please don't tell anyone what I'm saying to you now, they don't have very sophisticated palates, if you see what I mean. The Druids expect the finest meals, but I can present anything to the warriors and they'll eat it without complaint. They have absolutely no idea how good they have it with me."{WORDdruids}{WORDwarrior}

4

"Well, I do all right. I can go unsupervised to the market to buy food, I can prepare my own food, and I even get paid. I won't get rich, but I don't have many expenses either. And the rest of the slaves get nothing. Except no one here does anything to them, because they are all impure. Exactly what impure is, I don't know. Perhaps my son can tell you that. He has now been accepted here as a novice. So you see, there really are opportunities here - even as a slave! Offer me freedom, and I would turn it down just like that. I have everything I need here." {WORDson}

5

"It is my job to discipline the slaves. Many of them are incredible numskulls who don't understand how good they have it here. Plenty of free food, a roof over their heads, and - something which is often underestimated -safety! Only an idiot would risk attacking the Kenget! But as I said, that doesn't seem to be enough for some of them. So, sometimes I have to whip a little gratitude into them. Don't misunderstand me: I don't like doing it! But, unfortunately, it is necessary now and then!"

6

"The Druids are the warriors who fight only with magic. They don't use swords or anything like that. Some of them are really intelligent and nice people. I even call one or two of them friends. Naturally they wouldn't officially admit that."

7

"The warriors do not control any magic and so they need proper weapons. For the most part - and I'm saying this unofficially - they are a little bit dumber than the Druids. And, unfortunately, more arrogant. And as I said, they have tongues like a Brogg."

8

"Ruainaigh! My pride and joy! Such a clever lad. I wouldn't be surprised if he even became high priest. He has the makings for it, you mark my words! Unfortunately, I see him less and less now because he has so much to learn. Tell him hello for me if you see him. And tell him he ought to drop in on his old man again. His mother still keeps worrying about him as if he were still a little child. But, you know women, that's the way they are: soft, naive, but still you can't do without them, right? Hahaha!"

9

"Good day, stranger."

307

0

{BLOK000}"I'm Rhunagh, the magic master."

1

"Kenget means warrior in our old language. Kamulos is our god."{WORDwarrior}{WORDGod}

2

"Our god is Kamulos - the god of war, the god of the courageous."{WORDwarrior}{WORDcourage}

3

"Fear is the drive to overcome it. Fear is the result of an impure birth. Fear is a warrior's task. Whoever conquers fear conquers his birth, which is the result of an impure culmination. He conquers flesh by the spirit, and death by honor. For death is inevitable for the impure body. The pure spirit will survive. Only the impure are damned to die in battle!"{WORDflesh}{WORDspirit}{WORDdie}{WORDbattle}{WORDwarrior}{WORDImpure One}

4

"Honor is the central concept of existence. Honor is the beginning and end of all being. The small child is honorable when it defenselessly trusts a much larger being. As the child grows, it loses its honor the first time it is cowardly. And everyone is cowardly at one time or another. Therefore, it is important to regain one's honor by conquering one's fear and overcoming one's cowardice in the faith of a child in a greater one: Kamulos."{WORDfear}{WORDKamulos}

5

"The last test. The Last Battle for eternal honor. The battle between courage and cowardice, men and weaklings. Hopefully, I will stand on the right side: with the Kenget."{WRNR----}{WORDKenget Kamulos}

6

"The Kledo maintain that pride is only used for training, something that drives the novices on their way to Artorn. But, in this case, they only mean the superficial pride of the flesh. However, the pride of the soul is the spirit. Therefore the Cuain, who has the greatest spirit, is also the proudest Kenget. He has overcome all fear through his proud soul. This is his sharpest weapon in battle. True pride is not shown by sensitivity of the soul, but by sharpness of the spirit." {WORDArtorn}{WORDspirit}{WORDCuain}{WORDweapons}{WORDfear}{WORDbattle}

7

"Glory is the result of learning. Whoever strives for glory, without striving to control the spirit, will fail miserably. He will not be granted honor or friendship, and in the end, his glory will diminish for Kamulos will reject him."{WORDKamulos}

8

"We know three stages of being. We are at the first. Even some non-Kenget can reach the first stage if they control their fear. But only men can reach the first stage. In the best possible case, women are the second stage. Therefore, the victory over the flesh's desire for women is very important for us. It is a symbol of the victory of the union of the Kenget over the death of the spirit."{WORDwomen}{WORDflesh}

9

"I could tell you a lot about that, but the ceremony master is a true master on the subject of death. I can only tell you this much: for a true Kenget, death means nothing more than losing a painful tooth." {WORDceremony master}{WORDKenget}

10

"Usually the Cuain is an Oqulo. The Kledo accept this, because we Oqulo are more fearful and thus have the greater spirits. The Cuain is chosen by the high priests and rules until his death. Our last Cuain was killed by the cowardly murderer Khunag during the holy sleep of Kamulos. Khunag was one of the Cuain's two companions and, as such, also a high priest. He wanted to be chosen as Cuain himself, but we found out about his guilt before it came to that. Khunag fled. The new Cuain is Cairnain, the other companion of the old Cuain." {WORDOqulo} {WRNR----} {WORDKledo} {WORDKhunag} {WORDKamulos' Sleep}{WORDfive high priests} {WORDshrine}

11

"Demons are materialized fears and are the most difficult magical achievement. You must let the fear flow completely through your spirit without becoming overcome by it. The spirit must consist almost completely of fear, without losing control. It must become the great vessel for the fear. And then, when this vessel is filled to the bursting point, then he must materialize the fear. At his end, the victim of such a demon will be awestruck as he feels the fear which the Oqulo had to endure when he created the demon. He will understand that he has become the victim of something greater: a victim of fear which the Oqulo had controlled. And so he will accept his death as something he deserves."{WORDmagic}

12

"The shrine is located in the lower stories. The entrance is at the south gate, but you won't get in there: no impure one will ever get through." {WORDImpure One}

13

"You could earn yourself a great reward if you were to find out his whereabouts. That would be an excellent job for one of our assassins."{WORDassassins}

14

"The Kledo use weapons. But you'd better ask a sword master about that. The Oqulo are trained to use only their spirit."{WORDtraining}

15

"The sword masters speak of combat as the prayer of the Kenget. Naturally, that's not an entirely false statement, for combat is directed outwards and dedicated to our god, the great Kamulos. But even more, combat serves to perfect one's spirit. Therefore, combat is also meditation - aimed inwards, a school for the spirit. This is particularly true for the Oqulo, whose only weapon is the spirit. They believe this more strongly than the Kledo, who must defend against their deficient fear with weapons." {WORDweapons}{WORDfear}{WORDKledo}{WORDOqulo}

16

"Whoever places his flesh in the service of the spirit becomes a warrior. His goal must be the complete mastery of the flesh. Only then has he completely conquered his fear. He no longer feels hate or compassion. He is pure, eternal Kenget."{WRNR----}

17

"Magic, as you call it, is nothing other than the highest emanation of the human spirit. The greatest power also arises from the greatest fear through the greatest spirit. This is how magic creates things from nothing. But, these things are nothing other than altered force. Magic, therefore, is nothing other than the art of converting one's own spiritual force into matter. It is really simple for those who have learned it."{WORDspirit}

18

"You'd better ask the sword master that. We Oqulo have nothing to do with swords."

19

"The weak of spirit. Kenget, yes, but Kenget whose spirit is too weak to feel real fear. They need swords in battle, and the Oqulo use only their spirit to fight." {WORDswords}

20

"As a Druid, you need no material weapons, if you ignore the knife one needs in daily life. An Oqulo may never use it in battle. His weapon is the spirit, the pure overcoming of his fear - the separation of his thoughts from his body. His means is his concentration. The status of Oqulo is reached via two stages. First, you can control simple things, use self-hypnosis, and be completely insensitive to pain. Then, the novice learns combat magic, the highest stage of which is defensive magic. When he has conquered all of this, he becomes a priest. Only as a priest is one ordained into the secrets of conjuring demons and equipping weapons with magic capabilities." {WORDdemons}{WORDmagic}{WRNR----}

21

"Naturally, that depends on whether you are trained as Kledo or Oqulo." {WORDKledo}{WORDOqulo}

22

"I do know something about that, but our ceremony master is really the right man for your questions." {WORDceremony master}

23

"The spirit controls the flesh. The flesh forces a person to cowardice. The flesh urges the man to the woman. The spirit is the pride of the soul. Spirit is the only thing that can create the courage of the flesh, and only the courage of the flesh can create the glory of the warrior." {WORDcourage}{WORDflesh} {WORDfame}{WRNR----}{WORDpride}

24

"Yes, I know, there's a lot of talk about that. But, ultimately, it is our business. If those who call themselves the Enlightened Ones were really so enlightened, then they would understand and support this arrangement. Because it makes a big difference to us whether the so-called victims, about whom so much is said, are killed honorably by one of us or killed like a mad dog by low murderers. When we accept these assignments, we give the destined victims an opportunity to die in honor. They will thank us when they are guests at Kamulos' table." {WORDdeath}{WORDKamulos}{WRNR----}{WORDhonor}

25

"We call all the members of our order who engage in magic, Druids - not only the Oqulo, but also the novices." {WORDmagic}

26

"Our ceremony master probably knows more about it than I do. It might be sufficient for you to know that this is our new year's feast. At the end of the year, Kamulos is tired from fighting a year's worth of battles, and he rests for a day so that he can begin the new year strengthened by the Blood of Honor. The order rests on this day as the Cuain falls into the Great Sleep as Kamulos, out of which the Blood of Honor will awaken him. That is our most important ritual."{WORDBlood of Honor}{WORDrituals}

27

"These are prisoners, third-stage beings, who are left alive so they can perform activities which would otherwise shame a Kenget. Therefore, they do everything that has to do in any way with the household. Their children, however, may rise to become a Kenget if they show talent. Every man who shows courage in battle may become Kenget and even Cuain. Just because the parents have timidly let themselves be captured, does not mean that the child is a coward. Especially if he is raised here, if he gives up his kin and becomes a part of our family." {WORDsteps}{WORDKenget}{WORDCuain} {WORDcourage}{WORDbattle}{WORDfamily}

28

"Courage requires clarity of the spirit. We only take certain drugs for the ceremonies. Honey wine tastes best to me, but smoking isn't bad either." {WORDcourage}

29

"Well! We rise pretty early and we meditate for an hour before breakfast. Then we continue meditating and there are two hours of prayer exercises before noon. In the afternoon, there is ceremony training and two more hours of prayer. In the evening, there is meditation until sunset. There's a fair amount of meditation, especially in the summer. But I think it helps against fear." {WORDprayer}{WORDfear}

30

"We have nothing against plants. Why? Neither they nor the animals will be there at the Last Battle. To be honest, I don't know what you're getting at with this question." {WORDLast Battle}

31

"Everyone in the order is my brother. No one has sisters here. I rejected my parents when I became a Kenget, for they are only of the second stage." {WORDsteps}{WORDKenget}{WORDbrothers}

32

"No, I know nothing about a secret passage. Just what do you want here? Do you want to hire assassins?" {WORDassassins}

33

"Actually everyone who is not a Kenget is impure. However, since there may be a Kenget hiding unknowingly within every man, a man may become pure by his honorable death. For a man it is hard to figure out who is pure, since purity is expressed by deep understanding of the eternal laws of Kamulos at the time of death. But Kamulos knows, and he gathers the pure dead around his table."

34

"His name is Cuarnainn."

35

"He stands before you. Why have I introduced myself to you?"

36

"The old Arthor. He is the most respected Oqulo after the Cuain. And he is a great warrior, in spite of his age."

37

"Artorn is the state in which fear is completely converted into concentration and non-consciousness. That is a bit difficult. The fear should not become unconscious; it should lead to an independent alertness, such as cats possess. They do not have to see the danger in order to react to it. They are cold and without compassion for themselves or their opponents. They are not necessarily strong, and they do have fear, but they still are the most dangerous opponents one can imagine. They are what a Kenget in Artorn is."

38

"They are myself, the ceremony master, the combat master, the two companions of the Cuain, and the magic master."

39

"A difficult subject within our order. There are some Kenget - to whom I do not count myself -who think that the flesh is an emanation of the spirit which wishes to make its existence visible. I believe, as do most Kenget, that flesh and spirit mutually depend on each other, not just the flesh from the spirit, but also the spirit from the flesh. Since flesh decays when it no longer has spirit, thus also the spirit decays when it no longer knows the challenges of the flesh. When the spirit no longer has to overcome the fear of the flesh, then it becomes flaccid as the body which no longer has anything to bear. Without the flesh, nothing remains for the spirit to sharpen itself."

40

"For a Kenget it is the highest honor to leave his life on the occasion of the New Year. It is the day before the war god sleeps, and with him the Cuain falls into the deepest trance. The Cuain cannot be awakened until he is washed with the blood of a Kenget who has honorably fallen and who had at least priest status. For this purpose, at the winter solstice, the oldest priest may challenge one of the high priests to a duel to the death. Then, it is the blood of the one fallen in the highest conceivable honor which brings back the war god in the new year. Fortunate are those who die this way." {WORDNew year's eve}{WORDfive high priests}

41

"Unfortunately, history has shown that this is the greatest danger for the Kenget. I have seen so many hopeful Oqulo fade away because at a weak moment they fell prey to the pride of the flesh, and forgot the pride of the soul. They exchanged their spirit for a dirty wench, mixed with her instead of with a brother, and turned away from Kamulos' table." {WRNR----}{WRNR----}

42

"Greetings, strangers. You look as if you are seeking. I only have a little time. Ask." {WORDCuain}{BLOK010}"Tell me something about your concept of honor."

308

0

{BLOK000} "I am Arthor, the ceremony master. What would you like to know that the magic master cannot explain to you?" {WORDmagic master}{WORDrituals}{WORDCuain}

1

"Kenget means warrior in our old language. Kamulos is our god."{WORDwarrior}{WORDGod}

2

"My god is Kamulos - the god of war, the god of the courageous.{WORDwarrior}{WORDcourage}

3

"Fear is the drive to overcome it. Fear is the result of an impure birth. Fear is a warrior's task. Whoever conquers fear conquers his birth, which is the result of an impure culmination. He conquers flesh by the spirit, and death by honor. For death is inevitable for the impure body. The pure spirit will survive. Only the impure are damned to die in battle!"{WORDflesh}{WORDspirit}{WORDdie}{WORDbattle}{WORDwarrior}

4

"Honor is the central concept of existence. Honor is the beginning and end of all being. The small child is honorable when it defenselessly trusts a much larger being. As the child grows, it loses its honor the first time it is cowardly. And everyone is cowardly at one time or another. Therefore, it is important to regain one's honor by conquering one's fear and overcoming one's cowardice in the faith of a child in a greater one: Kamulos."{WORDfear}{WORDKamulos}

5

"The last test. The Last Battle for eternal honor. The battle between courage and cowardice, men and weaklings. Hopefully, I will stand on the right side: with the Kenget."{WRNR----}{WORDKenget Kamulos}

6

"The Kledo maintain that pride is only used for training, something that drives the novices on their way to Artorn. But, in this case, they only mean the superficial pride of the flesh. However, the pride of the soul is the spirit. Therefore the Cuain, who has the greatest spirit, is also the proudest Kenget. He has overcome all fear through his proud soul. This is his sharpest weapon in battle. True pride is not shown by sensitivity of the soul, but by sharpness of the spirit." {WORDArtorn}{WORDspirit}{WORDCuain}{WORDweapons}{WORDfear}{WORDbattle}

7

"Glory is the result of learning. Whoever strives for glory, without striving to control the spirit, will fail miserably. He will not be granted honor or friendship, and in the end, his glory will diminish for Kamulos will reject him."{WORDKamulos}

8

"The stage system proves that women are only of the second stage. Therefore, the victory over the flesh's desire for women is very important for us. It is a symbol of the victory of the union of the Kenget over the death of the spirit."{WORDflesh}

9

"Death is the overcoming of life. The death which is accepted consciously is free of anything threatening, and only when death has lost all threat can life begin. Many of our ceremonies are centered around this theme. Many of our ceremonies are battles in which the warriors compete to get into the greatest danger, to feel the greatest fear, and to overcome it by consciously choosing death. On the New Year, for example, when the oldest priest fights against his guild master. You should see the joy on the Kenget's face, when he gives his life so that he can live!"

10

"Usually the Cuain is an Oqulo. The Kledo accept this, because we Oqulo are more fearful and thus have the greater spirits. The Cuain is chosen by the high priests and rules until his death.

That which many Kenget do not even know, is that the Cuain is Kamulos. He is God who has assumed a human form.

You would have to see him in battle, then you would know that you are not dealing with a mere man. You are fighting against Kamulos himself.

Our last Cuain was killed by the cowardly murderer Khunag during the holy sleep of Kamulos. Khunag was one of the Cuain's two companions and, as such, also a high priest. He wanted to be chosen as Cuain himself, but we found out about his guilt before it came to that. Khunag fled. The new Cuain is now Cairnain, the other companion of the old Cuain." {WORDOqulo}{WORDKledo}{WORDKhunag}{WORDKamulos' Sleep}{WORDshrine}

11

"Demons are materialized fears and are the most difficult magical achievement. You must let the fear flow completely through your spirit without becoming overcome by it. The spirit must consist almost completely of fear, without losing control. It must become the great vessel for the fear. And then, when this vessel is filled to the bursting point, then he must materialize the fear. At his end, the victim of such a demon will be awestruck as he feels the fear which the Oqulo had to endure when he created the demon. He will understand that he has become the victim of something greater: a victim of fear which the Oqulo had controlled. And so he will accept his death as something he deserves."{WORDmagic}

12

"The shrine is located in the lower stories. The entrance is at the south gate, but you won't get in there: no impure one will ever get through."

13

"You could earn yourself a great reward if you were to find out his whereabouts. That would be an excellent job for one of our assassins."{WORDassassins}

14

"The Kledo use weapons. But you'd better ask a sword master about that. The Oqulo are trained to use only their spirit."{WORDtraining}

15

"The sword masters speak of combat as the prayer of the Kenget. Naturally, that's not an entirely false statement, for combat is directed outwards and dedicated to our god, the great Kamulos. But even more, combat serves to perfect one's spirit. Therefore, combat is also meditation - aimed inwards, a school for the spirit. This is particularly true for the Oqulo, whose only weapon is the spirit. They believe this more strongly than the Kledo, who must defend against their deficient fear with weapons." {WORDweapons}{WORDfear}{WORDKledo}{WORDOqulo}

16

"Whoever places his flesh in the service of the spirit becomes a warrior. His goal must be the complete mastery of the flesh. Only then has he completely conquered his fear. He no longer feels hate or compassion. He is pure, eternal Kenget."{WORDKenget}

17

"Magic, as you call it, is nothing other than the highest emanation of the human spirit. The greatest power also arises from the greatest fear through the greatest spirit. This is how magic creates things from nothing. But, these things are nothing other than altered force. Magic, therefore, is nothing other than the art of converting one's own spiritual force into matter. It is really simple for those who have learned it."{WORDspirit}

18

"You'd better ask the sword master that. We Oqulo have nothing to do with swords."

19

"The weak of spirit. Kenget, yes, but Kenget whose spirit is too weak to feel real fear. They need swords in battle, and the Oqulo use only their spirit to fight." {WORDswords}

20

"As a Druid, you need no material weapons, if you ignore the knife one needs in daily life. An Oqulo may never use it in battle. His weapon is the spirit, the pure overcoming of his fear - the separation of his thoughts from his body. His means is his concentration. The status of Oqulo is reached via two stages. First, you can control simple things, use self-hypnosis, and be completely insensitive to pain. Then, the novice learns combat magic, the highest stage of which is defensive magic. When he has conquered all of this, he becomes a priest. Only as a priest is one ordained into the secrets of conjuring demons and equipping weapons with magic capabilities." {WORDdemons}{WORDmagic}{WRNR----}

21

"Naturally, that depends on whether you are trained as Kledo or Oqulo." {WORDKledo}{WORDOqulo}

22

"Rituals? We have no rituals! We have ceremonies. I know that many in the order speak of rituals, supposedly even some of the high priests. They overlook the fact that we honor a god who lives. And so that lives which must be a dead ritual for others who worship a dead god. Kamulos lives! And if one of us dies for him, it is not a ritual. He who is sacrificed takes a place at Kamulos' table, and there is no more honorable place than that which is set on New Years' day." {WORDdeath}{WORDNew year's eve}

23

"The spirit controls the flesh. The flesh forces a person to cowardice. The flesh urges the man to the woman. The spirit is the pride of the soul. Spirit is the only thing that can create the courage of the flesh, and only the courage of the flesh can create the glory of the warrior." {WORDcourage}{WORDfame}{WORDpride}

24

"Yes, I know, there's a lot of talk about that. But, ultimately, it is our business. If those who call themselves the Enlightened Ones were really so enlightened, then they would understand and support this arrangement. Because it makes a big difference to us whether the so-called victims, about whom so much is said, are killed honorably by one of us or killed like a mad dog by low murderers. When we accept these assignments, we give the destined victims an opportunity to die in honor. They will thank us when they are guests at Kamulos' table." {WORDdeath}{WORDKamulos}{WORDhonor}

25

"We call all the members of our order who engage in magic, Druids - not only the Oqulo, but also the novices." {WORDmagic}

26

"The sleep of Kamulos. At the winter solstice, when the warrior sits beside his fire and forges plans for the spring, then Kamulos also rests from the year's efforts. And only when one who was slain honorably knocks at his door and asks to be admitted and allowed to participate at Kamulos' table, only then will he awaken. Then, the Cuain falls into a day-long sleep from which he awakes only when he is rubbed with the blood of one who was slain honorably."

27

"These are prisoners, third-stage beings, who are left alive so they can perform activities which would otherwise shame a Kenget. Therefore, they do everything that has to do in any way with the household. Their children, however, may rise to become a Kenget if they show talent. Every man who shows courage in battle may become Kenget and even Cuain. Just because the parents have timidly let themselves be captured, does not mean that the child is a coward. Especially if he is raised here, if he gives up his kin and becomes a part of our family." {WORDsteps} {WRNR----}{WORDKenget Kamulos}{WORDCuain}{WORDcourage}{WORDbattle}{WORDfamily}

28

"We only use drugs for certain ceremonies. If I were to explain that to you, it would take months. Join the Kenget, and if you have proven yourself to be worthy and full of courage over the years, then you will be introduced to the last ceremonies." {WORDcourage}

29

"Well! We rise pretty early and we meditate for an hour before breakfast. Then we continue meditating and there are two hours of prayer exercises before noon. In the afternoon, there is ceremony training and two more hours of prayer. In the evening, there is meditation until sunset. There's a fair amount of meditation, especially in the summer. But I think it helps against fear." {WORDprayer}{WORDfear}

30

"We have nothing against plants. Why? Neither they nor the animals will be there at the Last Battle. To be honest, I don't know what you're getting at with this question." {WORDLast Battle}

31

"Everyone in the order is my brother. No one has sisters here. I rejected my parents when I became a Kenget, for they are only of the second stage." {WORDsteps}{WORDbrothers}

32

"No, I know nothing about a secret passage. Just what do you want here? Do you want to hire assassins?" {WORDassassins}

33

"Actually everyone who is not a Kenget is impure. However, since there may be a Kenget hiding unknowingly within every man, a man may become pure by his honorable death. For a man it is hard to figure out who is pure, since purity is expressed by deep understanding of the eternal laws of Kamulos at the time of death. But Kamulos knows, and he gathers the pure dead around his table."

34

"His name is Cuarnainn. He has a red beard and his hair is red as well, but like me, he doesn't have many hairs left."

35

"Rhunagh is our magic master. And one of the best there ever was."

36

"He stands before you. Why did I introduce myself to you?"

37

"Your face is that of an unknowing one with noble intent, stranger. It is rare to see visitors with noble intent here."

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1

"This is Khamulon, the home of the Kenget Kamulos. We recommend that only visitors with a very strong reason enter Khamulon, strangers.

Do you have such a reason?"{BLOK010}"Excuse the disturbance, we have to go."

2

"This is Khamulon, the home of the Kenget Kamulos. We recommend that only visitors with a very strong reason enter Khamulon, strangers.

Do you have such a reason?"{BLOK010}"Excuse the disturbance, we have to go."{BLOK011}"We have come to make a deal with the Kenget Kamulos."

3

"I hope for your sake that your business is important and honorable.

Now follow me into Khamulon. I will introduce you to Rhain, the companion of the Cuain, our leader."

4

"Farewell."

5

{FAT }"You!"{NORS}

"I am not sure what role you played in the events which shook up Khamulon. There is no order to kill you, but you are no longer welcome in Khamulon. Go now."

6

"Do I have to make myself more clear?

Get out of here!"

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1

"There's nothing to explain, Driscoll. Put the weapon down, and lie flat on the ground." {BLOK010}"Let's stay calm for a moment, Priver."{BLOK011}"Do you think we would let {FAT }you{NORS} stop us?"

2

"Okay, if you want to do it the hard way.

{FAT } Attack, men! {NORS}"

3

"By all means. Stay calm Driscoll, and nothing will happen to you."{BLOK010}"I think it's better when {FAT } you {NORS} not move, Priver."{BLOK011}"Did you see the documentary about this world on the video screens?"{BLOK012}"We've gone through a lot to get here."

4

"Do you believe we'd let ourselves be influenced by your ridiculous propaganda film, Driscoll?"{BLOK010}"You're ignoring reality, Priver. You're fighting on the side of potential mass murderers."{BLOK011}"Would you be so good as to look at my companions? Do they look as if they came from this ship? What other proof do you need? The recordings are {FAT }real {NORS}. That's what the world we are destroying looks like!"

5

"You're moving me to tears, Driscoll. Will you give up now! Put your weapons down!"{BLOK010}"My point is that you should consider how far we have come and why."{BLOK011}"Please spare us your authoritarian act. We're talking about human lives!"

6

"Right. We're talking about the lives of {FAT }you {NORS} and your accomplices. Enough now! Men, let's get 'em!"

7

"You're not threatening us, are you? Don't be ridiculous."{BLOK010}"Have you been told about how easily we handled your people on the upper deck? We won't give up without a fight. Consider the consequences."{BLOK011}"I, and my companions here, have learned quite a bit on this world, Priver, including how to fight. Do you think we got this far by luck? We don't intend to just give up. Do you want to sacrifice the lives of your people for something which has already been lost?"

8

"You mean you have {FAT }killed{NAME} my people?"

{INK 001} Enraged, all security forces attack!

9

"You don't seriously believe that you can go up against a company like DDT with just a handful of people, do you?"{BLOK010}"The documentary has been seen everywhere on board. Some probably don't believe it, some probably don't care. However, you know the personality profiles of the crew. Most of them are not ready to destroy a life-filled world. Aside from the fact that the crew was deceived by the company just as you and your men were."{BLOK011}"The company is very far away. As you know, they can't afford to send a second ship. So the documentary will bring the crew over to our side. Think about it. Give up, Priver. You don't have a chance."

10

{FAT } I {NORS} should give up? You're making a big mistake, Driscoll. Enough talking.

Men, grab 'em!"

11

{INK 001} One of Colonel Priver's men interjects: {INK 002}

"With all due respect, Sir, he is not wrong."

12

"Nonsense. Don't let yourself be influenced by all this chatter."{BLOK010}"Don't act dumber than you are, Priver. You're just one of the company's pawns."{BLOK011}"Think about all the creatures you had to fight during the mining. How could there be such beings on a planet which supposedly has no life? You and your people are being fooled by the company!"

13

"Dumb is usually the one with the big mouth. Men, attack!"

14

{INK 001} Unrest spreads among Priver's people. Voices agreeing with Tom's arguments are raised.

15

"I've never given in to talk, Driscoll."{BLOK010}"Please, Priver, forget for a moment that we can't stand each other personally, and think about the situation. The truth about this world can't be suppressed forever. It's just a desperate act of the company which has risked bankruptcy with this ship. We have the motivation to save this world from destruction. What motivation do you have now?"

16

{INK 001} Priver's people are now openly calling for agreement. Tom has convinced most of them.

17

"It looks as if you've won, Driscoll. An awful situation. I can't wait to find out what's going to happen now.

Men, you're saying that this troublemaker is right? Just bear in mind that we must all face the consequences together, whatever they may be.

{FAT } Withdraw {NORS} !"

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"What should I care about that film you've brought with you. It won't make us ignore our orders." {BLOK010}"The documentary has been seen everywhere on board. Some probably don't believe it, some probably don't care. However, you know the personality profiles of the crew. Most of them are not ready to destroy a life-filled world. Aside from the fact that the crew was deceived by the company just as you and your men were."{BLOK011}"The company is very far away. As you know, they can't afford to send a second ship. So the documentary will bring the crew over to our side. Think about it. Give up, Priver. You don't have a chance."

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{BLOK000}"I am Drannagh, magic teacher of the Enlightened Ones."{WORDHelromier}{WORDAnimenkna}{WORDmagic}

1

"I know that you Helromier deny the very possibility of magic. However, Tom, I will show you that without magic no life could exist at all. Now, there are some of you who say that life came from the Unknown God and only He has magic. And I say to you that these people speak for Animenkna who would like to keep magic for himself and not share it with his creatures, the Helromier. Whichever way it is, I will explain to you what magic is. When a house is built, the people who build it have a very exact idea of how this house is going to look. They have probably even made a plan ahead of time. And according to this plan, the house, which previously existed only on the plan, comes into reality. Do you believe me that the house would exist if enough beings concentrated on the fact that it does exist? Concentration is a poor word right now, but there is no better one. The house exists as soon as the Ens of a house is created. The healer can tell you what an Ens is. It is something like an idea. If you have an idea of something, and you have access to Animebona, the Entity, then you can create this Ens. And once you have done that, you can turn the Ens into matter. This works all the way up to demons or even transport caves. But only the Enlightened Ones know about these." {WORDHelromier}{WRNR----} {WORDEns}{WORDAnimebona}{WORDEntity}{WORDdemons}{WORDtransport caves}{WORDEnlightened Ones}

2

"Demons are beings in which fear has become Ens. Unfortunately, this doesn't mean that demons are fearful, but that they are materialized dreams of fear. Actually, they only arise when someone wishes to divert his personal fears into an Ens, so he can overcome them. This dangerous method is used only by the Kenget Kamulos, a war-like order, which I hope you will never have to deal with." {WORDKenget Kamulos}

3

"They are very powerful places, which is why only the Enlightened Ones know about them. The energy of Animebona is particularly strong there, and if an Ens imagines to be in another place then, in the next instant, it actually is in this other place, including its body. They are created by the responsibility which all the Enlightened Ones feel for Albion. If this responsibility were to disappear, the transport caves would also disappear. Therefore they must not be made accessible to the general public. If the caves were misused, we would have to make them disappear." {WORDAlbion}

4

"Ooh, you better ask Llanair, one of our servants. He used to be a slave of the Kenget Kamulos and was able to get away. He can tell you some strong stories!"

5

"Greetings. May Animebona always accompany you."{WORDAnimebona}{BLOK010}"We have an object, which needs to have its magic energy restored."

6

"Greetings. May Animebona always accompany you." {WORDAnimebona}{BLOK010}{INK 001} Harriet: {INK 002} "Please extend my knowledge of magic, Drannagh."{BLOK011}"We have an object, which needs to have its magic energy restored."

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{BLOK000} "I am a servant here, I cook and clean, and so forth. The Enlightened Ones aren't really the most practical people if you know what I mean. Do you want to know something?" {WORDservant}{WORDEnlightened Ones}

1

"They are really very lovely beings, whether they are human or Iskai. It's just a bit difficult to talk with them. Their feet just aren't on the ground, if you understand what I mean. But they're never arrogant or anything like that. Mostly, they even ask when they want something, though they pay me for it. If I remember my time with the Kenget... But I can't tell you exactly what the Enlightened Ones do. It's all very secretive. They pop up out of nothing, and when you've just gotten used to them they disappear again. Sometimes I'll have nothing to do all day, and all of a sudden then return without any warning. But as I said, they treat me well and that's worth something." {WORDfeet on the ground}{WORDKenget Kamulos}

2

"It's a big difference from being a slave with the Kenget. And, confidentially, the entire place would collapse without me. I'm sure of it!" {WORDKenget Kamulos}

3

"My last job was with the Kenget Kamulos, if you know what I mean. The Kenget are a kind of Enlightened Ones for assassins. They seek the welfare of Albion by worshipping the old war god Kamulos. And they don't just pray with words! I was a slave there. They just captured me because a cousin of mine had offended one of those loons. They simply took me away from the field where I was working. My wife and daughter were killed. After two years I was able to escape, but only because I had gotten in with Jonatharh, the chief slave. He's quite a character. In his position as chief slave, he actually feels responsible for keeping the other slaves from complaining. He always saying that you should be happy that you have a solid roof over your head and so on. Well, I've been lucky. I don't have a family any more, but at least I am treated like a human being here."

4

"Talk awhile with them, then you'll know what I mean. I'm not saying that everything they say is nonsense, but it is just not that easy to understand."

5

"Hello! At last! Some visitors from the outside world!"

6

"Ah, there you are again!"

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{BLOK000}"I am Irkith and I have a lot of insight into the old songs of Homer. If you'd like to know something, then just ask." {WORDHelromier}{WORDAnimebona}{WORDHomer}

1

"Homer's songs are an accurate image of the war between the two poles Animebona and Animenkna.

Especially the second part, which deals with the wanderings of Ulysses, is very instructive. For Ulysses incorporates the principle of Animenkna like no one else before his time. For him, adjusting to the flow of events is no longer important: he no longer feels himself to be a part of the flow of Animebona, which man had always felt up to then. For him adjusting to the flow is only superficial. He is like the boat which conquers the river because it superficially matches its movement, but he uses its abilities to conquer it for his own purposes. Purposes which belong to an entirely different world than the purpose of the flowing river.

In this way, Ulysses hopes to escape the threat of the river." {WORDUlysses}{WORDAnimenkna}

2

"Just look at how he meets the dangers he is exposed to.

He defeats the giant Polyphemus by calling himself 'No one'. In this way, he imitates his Ens, which chooses its name freely from its being. But the name Ulysses invents has nothing to do with his Ens, but with the purpose which it serves. He calls himself 'No one' and after 'No one' has served its purpose, he will remove it like a piece of clothing.

He deceives the Sirens when he listens to their songs without falling victim to them. He does this by wrapping himself in chains. Chains, which are the principle of Animenkna, for Animebona lets everything flow freely. In this way, Ulysses can set himself above his companions, who have to row with their ears plugged. This is also new: a leader can gain knowledge which he MUST deny his followers so that all will survive.

Force and order everywhere! The principle of Animenkna. And the climax is reached when Ulysses comes home." {WORDEns}{WORDarrival}

3

"When Ulysses comes home no one recognizes him, except for his dog and his nurse. The dog recognizes him by his Ens, the nurse recognizes him because she knew him in a former life, a life when Ulysses still swam with the flow and was bound by the principle of Animebona, where he received a scarred wound in battle with a wild boar. The new Ulysses would outsmart the boar and not get wounded.

He outsmarts his wife's suitor by concealing his true identity and turning himself into a beggar. Bathrig later used this same self-denigration, and he always said that whoever denigrates himself will be raised at the end. In any case, Ulysses' untrustworthy wife recognizes him only when he pulls the bow which can be pulled by no one but Ulysses. And here, for the first time, Ulysses consciously returns to his own Ens and subjects himself to it for his own purpose - the purpose of protecting his family and retaining his lordship. He succeeds in doing this so convincingly that, before long, everyone is emulating his image. They did not even notice that they lost their freedom. In the end they all became the 'No one' who conquered the giant." {WORDBathrig}

4

"May Animebona be with you, Helromier Tom." {WORDHelromier}

5

"Greetings. I hope you are getting the knowledge needed to create the seed." {WORDseed}

6

"Have you set off yet for the center of danger, the Toronto? I wish you luck and the blessing of Animebona." {WORDAnimebona}{WORDToronto}

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{BLOK000} "I am Birrh, healer and teacher of the healing art at this place. You look curious. What do you wish to know?" {WORDEns}

1

"Ens is that which makes you alive. Ens is your I. Ens is that which differentiates you from the dead, as well as from all other things which exist."{BLOK010}"So Ens is the soul ?"

2

"No. The soul is a classification of Animenkna. According to Bathrig, only humans have a soul. He says that animals do not have a soul. Do Iskai have a soul in this sense? Hard to say. In any case the soul is nothing more than the attempt of Animenkna to classify and categorize the Ens for himself. If you wanted to summarize the Ens with your words, then you would have to say that it is soul plus conscience. But of course the Ens is inseparable.

And if I were to say your soul is the body of your Ens and your conscience is its actions., then I believe that this is the best explanation that can be understood by your way of thinking. But always remember that a body cannot be separated from its actions." {WORDBathrig}

3

"Bathrig... I cannot deny that there is something fascinating about this being. No one turned Animebona against herself more cleverly. His words sounded like freedom and Animebona, and what he said was Animenkna." {WORDAnimebona}{WORDAnimenkna}

4

"I wish you health and a peaceful Ens." {WORDEns}{BLOK010}"We need your help as a healer, Birrh."

5

"Greetings, I hope you're getting the knowledge you need for creating the seed." {WORDseed}{BLOK010}"We need your help as a healer, Birrh."

6

"As I see, you have not yet set off for the center of danger, the Toronto. May the blessing of Animebona be with you." {WORDAnimebona}{WORDToronto}{BLOK010}"We need your help as a healer, Birrh."

7

"But of course! How can I help you?"{BLOK010}"We have wounded among us." {BLOK011} "We need to heal a disease."{BLOK012}"A cursed object is giving us problems."{BLOK013}"It isn't so bad, excuse us. We have to go."

8

"Naturally. Farewell."

9

"I'm familiar with most bodily injuries. If you need help, come to me anytime."

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{BLOK000}"I am Mairi, the bard. My life belongs to music and song." {WORDsong}

1

"Greetings, visitors of Cantos' house."

2

"I just finished reworking a very ancient song. It is perhaps the most important song that we know, since it is the Song of the World.

Would you like to hear it?" {BLOK010}"Gladly, Mairi."{BLOK011}"Another time, we're in a hurry."

3

"Get comfortable, it's a long song..."

4

"As you wish. I'll be here for quite a while; the melody of the song needs a bit more fine-tuning.

Farewell."

5

"I thank you for your attention, visitors. Now I must bid you farewell. I'd like to work on the melody a bit more."

6

{CNTR}{INK 003} Animebona said in her morning: There is flow in thought and also in being. And the world opened and all thought became being in her, an All Alone. And he, Animenkna, said to her in the evening: you have created men, plants, the animal. Let the first guide the last, sister, and order the things and praise to you. Animebona said to her brother: they are my thoughts, which you seek to name and order. Are you guided by the fear that you do not know the One above All? He, Animenkna, left offended. And he swept through the forests, mountains, and sea. He gave order to the beings, and forgot none. He brought fire to men and iron for war. Then he, Animenkna, called the people. He called one Helromier and the other Celt, and he remained with the first. He named Sa-Ethar the leader of Helromia and directed him to endless battle, a battle against the children of the flow, the Celts. Order with fire, power with order. Cingetorix arose and also his brother the Catuvellaunus. But Sa-Ethar marched to battle, for being or dying, girded with Broto - his sword and his son. They came together in early morning and fought through the day and night. Then Vercingetorix fell early in the evening and Catuvellaunus in the same place. In dying he spoke, the Catuvellaunus: "Cursed be your sword, your Broto, your spirit, Sa-Ethar. Your sting will soon betray you. And murder will become the order which only promises power!" Then the Catuvellaunus died. And Sa-Ethar soon followed him into death, murdered by Broto, the false son. The sword brought death to the hand that ordered it. But the sting was soon pulled. The sons of the opponents grew up - Canto the sleeper and Bathrig, Helromier - like Ulysses - adapted to the essence. He seemed a servant of Animebona, the words flowed like waves. But this flow was poisoned with cunning: the source lay in the realm of Animenkna. The Celts, wearied from battle, drank. And fell to the name manifold, which Bathrig had given to the god of all gods. The essence called, and Canto awoke. He had slept long and on distant paths, and he tried and rode Animenkna's bull. Animebona called, to save the Celts from Bathrig and his god Iaghvir. Animebona saw the last of the few Celts assembled around Canto. Her spirit was strong and longed for Albion, the land which Cantos imagined beyond the mists. Animebona led the Celts along stone-less paths, without dark and light. Until one day in Cantos' spirit the white land broke through the fog. The white land, said Animebona, consists of all colors together. You cannot break it, for this is Albion: Go, and enlighten yourself."

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1

"Animebona means flow of souls. She is the daughter of the Unknown God. We Enlightened Ones also call her Entity, she is our creator and ur-mother. Together with her younger brother Animenkna - that means bridle of souls - she created the heaven and the earth, the animals and the plants. Up to now we thought she created Albion by herself, without her brother. And now you have come here, so Animenkna must have also participated in the creation of Albion. That is very frightening to us. For where should we turn when Animenkna's spirit has crushed Albion as well?" {WORDEnlightened Ones}{WORDEntity}{WORDAnimenkna}{WORDAlbion}{WORDUnknown God}

2

"Animenkna is the younger brother of Animebona. He is the ruler of your world, for he is the order, the consistent, the logical. We call it the bridle. He created everything together with his sister. Only in the case of men, Animebona wanted to create her own people - the Celts. And Animenkna was jealous of the people she created, and so he created his own people, the Helromier." {WORDAnimebona}{WORDCelts}{WORDHelromier}

3

"That is the name of this world. Albion means 'white land'. We always thought this was the land of Animebona, but maybe Animenkna was also right when he answered her." {WORDanswer}

4

"The three greatest heroes of the Celts, the people of Animebona, were Vercingetorix, Catuvellaunus, and Canto the Wise. They fought against the Helromier Saethar and his son, Bathrig." {WORDVercingetorix}{WORDCatuvellaunus}{WORDCanto}{WORDSaethar}{WORDBathrig}

5

"There is no doubt that they are very clever people. Some of them even succeeded with their causal logic to recognize that Animenkna is not the only son of the Unknown God. They had great singers and thinkers: Homer and Aristotle. But their flaws allowed them to get stronger than us. They developed writing, as did we. But their writing soon began to no longer just mean what it said. For them, the writing WAS what it said and their words WERE what they meant. The flow of the language froze and they began to stack individual concepts one onto the other like stones. Their language lost its spirit. They were still very clever, but without spirit. They built the tower of their words higher and higher and converted everything magical, which they feared, into dead material, and filled it with new, spiritless life. But they completely control this undead material." {WORDUnknown God}{WORDHomer}{WORDAristotle}{WORDmagic}

6

"It would be best if our bard sings that for you. She recently composed a wonderful song which tells our history since the beginning of time." {WORDbard}

7

"He was the brother of the Catuvellaunus and was the first to fall in the battle against Saethar."

8

"He was the Celts' greatest warrior and a talented leader. He fell in the battle against Saethar."

9

"He led the Celts to Albion, after he discovered the true nature of Bathrig."

10

"He was the greatest warrior of the Helromier and a great leader. He was the first to bring dead material against the Celts, and he had great success converting even his armies into dead material. Dead material which consisted of living soldiers! But he lost his life by his own weapon, Broto, after he had killed Catuvellaunus and Vercingetorix." {WORDBroto}

11

"He was the son of Saethar, but much more clever than the latter, because he did not conquer the Celts through war, in which they were difficult to beat. Rather he enticed them by preaching the Unknown God to them. Unfortunately, this was very enticing for many of the Celts. They did not recognize that by preaching the Unknown God, Bathrig gave him a name - as is the nature of the Helromier. Canto discovered his true nature and, at the same time, saw that the earth was lost to the Helromier. He with the last faithful ones to Albion, a place where the Helromier did not yet have access. Their tower of words was not yet high enough. Now it appears to be..."

12

"It's typical that you, a Helromier, would ask about that. He is unknown; therefore, there is nothing more to say about him."

13

"Since magic has no words, it is difficult to explain. Imagine that you are with friends and all of you had a vivid concept of an event. This event will happen when you have the right access to Animebona. For Helromier, it is very difficult to grasp. But who knows? Perhaps Drannagh, our magic teacher, can help you. Have him explain to you precisely how our transport caves work!" {WORDtransport caves}

14

"Our bard, Mairi, is a treasure for our Order. You really should listen to her."

15

"Canto, who traveled far through the lands of Helromia, told us of the songs of Homer, of the war of the Iliad, where Achilles and Patrokles fell, and of the travels of Ulysses, who was the first to win against the magic of Animebona by freezing words and using them for his purposes. He was the first prince of Animenkna." {WORDUlysses}

16

"He built the tower of words. Where Ulysses laid the foundation, Aristotle devised the means to build the tower to great heights. He was a great thinker, there is no doubt about that. But he only used the goals of Animenkna. The Helromier value him as the founder of logic and, for them, that is the highest thing. But even through their logic, the Helromier have still not been able to understand the essence of magic. They may be stronger than the Celts, but they are still far from being everything!"

17

"Broto means sting. He was the sting of Saethar and, at the same time, his fate. There is an old saying that the Helromier will be destroyed by their own weapons some day, but I prefer to believe that they will be robbed of their superiority through their weapons. It goes against the spirit of Animebona for Animenkna to disappear completely. For the river exists only when there is a mountain AND a valley."

18

"The cunning Ulysses. A very interesting figure, even if we don't have much sympathy for him. His cleverness consisted of clinging to the magic of Animebona and then betraying it for his own purposes. As such, he was a great example for Bathrig. Consider the one-eyed giant Polyphemus. Ulysses saved himself by changing his name, thus using it as a tool for his purposes. He only imitated the magic which creates a name: for his name was no longer the expression of magic, but the expression of the purpose which he sought to accomplish. And this is probably one of the main differences between the Celts and the Helromier. Irkith is particularly brilliant in this area. You should ask her about it."

19

"She views things and living beings as individuals which do not belong to an order or higher state of being. You know, everything has its own magic - its own Ens. Therefore, a man does not become a man because he externally appears as a man, but he simply IS a man. Therefore, we call the counterpart of the entity - her brother Animenkna - the ontic, because he classifies everything and brings order to that which he sees as chaos when it is really nothing more than the variety of all Ens. To explain it simply: a man who feels like an Iskai IS an Iskai. Animenkna would never understand this. For him, this Iskai would be a man because he looks like one." {WORDEns}

20

"We are an order of beings who have reached a certain degree of understanding into the thoughts of Animebona. We are no longer human or Iskai, although we used to be one of the two, we are only the Enlightened Ones. Our Ens is enlightened. However, we are not a solid group, but are only loosely assembled here. For outsiders, this may appear to be a little chaotic; however, in reality, our Ens lead us here when we are needed. We also recognize each other by our Ens." {WORDEns}

21

"I will try to make this clear to you. That which brings you to speak of 'I' and, thus to mean something which differentiates you from others, is the Ens. But the Ens is more than that. The Ens is everything you are. If you try to describe it in words you will fail, because words are fixed concepts for you. They don't flow. Perhaps you should ask our healer." {WORDHelromier}

22

"Naturally, Drannagh knows more about that. But this much I can tell you: it's a really good thing. You can use it to travel to any place in Albion in a split second. It is our strongest magic." {WORDmagic}

23

"Just as the river does not flow evenly, so does the energy of Animebona not flow evenly. And so just as flowers sprout in the river when the current is particularly strong, so do flowers sprout in those places in which the spirit of Animebona is particularly strong. You too can feel the effect of the flow, the soul, when you enter such a place. You need only stay perfectly still at one of these points and meditate for a long time."

24

"No, we don't feel good about using the methods of Animenkna to save Animebona. But perhaps all of history has shown us that the two siblings were never completely separate. Aren't there remnants of Animebona on your planet? Can you really explain everything? I do not believe that you can do so. And ancient lore helps all of us in this perplexing situation. Because just as Saethar was slain by his own weapon, Broto, so also will the Toronto be destroyed through the assistance of Animenkna." {WORDToronto}

25

"It is the essence of Animenkna to put all knowledge in order and to thus stop any flow. But try to stop a river. No matter how strong and high a dam is, at some point even the smallest river will overcome and fill the basin. And so with the Toronto, Animenkna will celebrate only a passing success. At some point, Animebona will destroy this also - even if we should fail. For nothing that Animenkna orders lasts forever. Nevertheless we must try to destroy the Toronto for those who live and for those who come after us."

26

"Now it shall happen. The fact that you, Helromier, are going to destroy the Toronto is a good sign. For it could mean that Animenkna stands on our side. We may not understand Animenkna well enough. Maybe the Toronto is colliding with its own principles. Who knows? It's all in the flow." {WORDToronto}

27

"Ah, you have obtained the Umajo's knowledge of metal magic. Brilliant!

Now, we are only missing the Kenget Kamulos' knowledge for creating the seed."

28

"The High Knowledge of the Kenget Kamulos! Outstanding! Now we only need the Umajo's knowledge of metal magic, and the creation of the seed can begin."

29

"I don't know what you mean."

30

"Please go to the great metal ship and make contact with the Helromier there." {WORDHelromier}

31

"The seed! May it fulfill the hopes which we have placed in it!"

32

"Guard this amulet well, it is the only possibility for gaining access to the transport caves." {WORDtransport caves}

33

"She is our youngest member, and a great talent."

34

"Harriet, I know you will not disappoint us. Accompany the Helromier, Tom Driscoll, and be the eye of Animebona."

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{BLOK000} "Well, here with the Dji Cantos or Enlightened Ones, I have a similar function as the Jirinaar: I study history." {WORDEnlightened Ones}

1

"Dsarii-ma, friends. Now, how do you like our little gathering place?"{BLOK010}"A beautiful complex, and the park around the house is like paradise. You must come here often."

2

"That is true. In Jirinaar, I am well known for my frequent travels. Now you see where most of them lead. The transport caves allow all of us to frequently gather and exchange ideas." {WORDtransport caves}

3

"Dsarii-ma, good to talk with you again."

4

"Dsarii-ma, friends. I hope you are making good progress in acquiring the knowledge we need to make the seed." {WORDseed}

5

"Dsarii-ma, friends. As I see, you haven't yet left for the center of danger, the Toronto. I wish you luck and the blessing of Animebona in your enterprise." {WORDAnimebona}{WORDToronto}

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{BLOK000}"My title, as head of the Druids, doesn't mean much here, and I am glad about that. Here I'm an equal among equals."

1

"Togi Din. I hope you are enjoying your stay here. This is a peaceful island where one can meditate to draw force from Animebona." {WORDAnimebona}{WORDmeditate}

2

"The Entity has blessed this place. Here, her power is stronger than anywhere else on Albion. There are certain places on this island where, through quiet meditation, you can grow in body and spirit." {WORDAlbion}{WORDEntity}{WORDplaces}

3

"You will find these places if you look for the flowers of the Goddess." {WORDGoddess' flowers}

4

"These small, brilliantly colored flowers grow, it is said, in places particularly blessed by the Entity."

5

"Dsarii-ma, friends. I hope you are making good progress in acquiring the knowledge we need to make the seed." {WORDseed}

6

"Dsarii-ma, friends. As I see, you still haven't headed to the center of danger, the Toronto. Please hurry." {WORDToronto}

7

"Oh, Bero! He's doing well, he's quite himself again."

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1

"Hello! My, you've returned quickly. Didn't you want to get to the Toronto, Tom?" {BLOK010}"Right. We'd better get on our way."

2

"Hello. Great to see you again so soon. I take it you weren't on the Toronto yet?" {BLOK010}"No, but we'll be going there soon. Till then." {BLOK011}"Do you feel at home here?" {BLOK012}"Have you found out anything new?"

3

"I'd like to know what our people are going to say about this world. Good luck on your trip."

4

"Well, I haven't been here very long, but I feel very good. The atmosphere here is very harmonic."

5

"I have had some conversations, but first I have to learn some of the basic concepts. However, it promises to be the most fascinating knowledge that I have ever learned. Let me have some more time and perhaps I can tell you more."

6

"Take care, friends."

7

"Hello, friends. I'm crossing my fingers for your search for the knowledge we need to make the seed."{BLOK010}"Hello, Rainer. Have you learned anything new?"{BLOK011} "Greetings, Rainer. How do you like living here?"{BLOK012}"We're heading out again."

8

"I'm learning every day. What would you like to know?"{BLOK010}"What do you think about the migration of the Celts to this world?"{BLOK011}"What have you found out about the way magic functions?"{BLOK012}"Do you think this magic seed will be able to do something against the Toronto?"{BLOK013}"We have to get going now."

9

"Oh, it's the most exciting time in my life! So much new knowledge! Once you have accepted a few new things, it is quite fun to change your world view.

It so happens that there is some common ground because of the influence of ancient Greek knowledge. Cantos, who led his people here, was a highly educated man for his time. He had a great deal of knowledge of Roman and Greek culture. Although he fled their culture, he apparently did not scorn their knowledge.

That is why many Greek legends and philosophers are cited here."

10

"Maybe migration is the wrong term. Actually, the Celts did not really leave their world, at least, not these Celts here. The ones who had to leave their world were the Celts who were subjected to the Roman conquest and the Christianization by St. Patrick, the Bathrig of the sagas here. The Celts here only wandered further into the world of Animebona, and at some time during this wandering they ended up here.
I still do not know how they were physically capable of doing such a thing, but I am sure that none of Animebona's beings have any questions about the physical difficulties. They don't think - physically, as opposed to us Helromier. In this case 'Hel' probably stands for Hellenes.
Christianization started with the Greek bible. And the Greek philosophers' influence on Christian teachings cannot be underestimated. There is a certain irony that religion, something which is completely irrational to us, is a threat to these people because it is TOO rational..."

11

"Good question! I still don't fully understand it myself. How can you explain something in rational terms, when it does not even relate to these terms? Nevertheless, I'll try to explain at least the mode of operation to you.

Basically, it goes like this: whatever is thought in this world, and thought strongly enough, becomes matter. Perhaps it has something to do with the law of the preservation of energy. Perhaps the inhabitants of Albion have actually discovered a way to create matter out of the energy of their thoughts.

In any case, the way it works is astounding. And because the beings here lack any categorical thinking, which is a feature of the terran Animenkna, anything can exist here. Not just things which have already existed. This does have its dark sides, because strong fear can also turn into matter. As a demon, for example." {BLOK010}"Do you have an explanation of Animenkna and Animebona for a rationalist such as me?"

12

"To be honest, I don't exactly know its effect. I have contributed my knowledge of science towards the creation of a deterrent against the Toronto, but my knowledge of magic is not yet profound enough for me to be able to understand everything.

I'm sure that this seed is going to be the most powerful magic artifact that Albion has ever seen."

13

"Hello, friends! I'm really crossing my fingers for your mission against the Toronto. I hope you have soon finished with your preparations."{BLOK010}"Do you have any more tips for us?"{BLOK011}"Well, it's time for us to get going."

14

"Unfortunately, nothing specific. If only someone knew exactly how the seed worked! But the principles which created the seed are so diverse! I'm sure its power will develop near a large energy source, and the fusion reactor onboard the Toronto is the most powerful energy source on this world. Just to reassure you: I don't believe there will be a destructive reaction."

15

"It's funny. You see, I believe that at least some Dji Cantos see this mythology more as a philosophy, rather than as a religion. Don't tell my suspicions to anyone here. No-one talks about this subject.

In any case, Animebona relates to thinking without categories, something which we Animenknists cannot imagine. If you are talking about a tree, then you mean any kind of tree. You're abstracting. And the Dji Cantos cannot - no, they will not do this kind of abstracting. It is inconceivable for them to throw all types of trees together.

If I remember correctly, my history teacher taught us that for nature worshipers, every tree, every bush, and every animal could be a god. I'm sure this has something to do with it.

Well, anyhow, here each being is seen as an INDIVIDUAL, although this term is not right since it comes from us Helromier. Each being originates as a separate thought of Animebona. And what magic does here is to generate a thought of Animebona. What the Dji Cantos think when they perform magic IS a thought of Animebona.

Is that enough for a start? I'm sorry if I can't give you any more specific information."

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1

"Hello! I'm glad you dropped by!"{BLOK010}"Well, how do you like living here, outside the Toronto?"{BLOK011}"How are you doing with the documentation?"{BLOK012}"We have to get going. Take care, Joe!"

2

"Fantastic! The planet really exceeds all of your descriptions, Tom. I was never a nature lover, but this is unbelievable. Hofstedt and the people here are taking good care of me, I can take it here a little while longer!"

3

"Very good. There are so many things to record! The most difficult thing is to summarize the material so that our people onboard the Toronto can quickly understand what an unbelievably beautiful world this really is. We also have to deal with the fact that the AI is going to try to interrupt the transmission."

4

"Take care, Tom!"

5

"Hello! Now things are getting serious, right? Listen: I know that I'm not a great fighter, but I can certainly be helpful in getting to the Toronto's reactor. I'll come with you if you want."{BLOK010}"You're right, Joe. Your knowledge can probably help us. Come along!" {BLOK011}"We're still thinking about who we'll take along. Please wait a minute."

6

"Alright!" {INK 001}Joe joins the companions.

7

"If you say so. Maybe it's better for my health when I stay here.

Take care."

8

{INK 001}The group is already complete!{INK 002}"Hey, you've already got a whole lot of people. There's no more room for me."

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{BLOK000}"I work here in the house and manage the Enlightened Ones' affairs."{WORDaffairs}{WORDEnlightened Ones}

1

"Ah, visitors! Greetings, welcome to the House of the Enlightened Ones."

2

"No great treasures are stored in this house, but there is a great amount of knowledge here. For example, there are many interesting spell scrolls. I'm allowed to sell some of them. I try to bring a little gold into the household since the people here don't like to deal with such profane matters." {WORDspell scrolls}

3

"Well, as far as I understand it, they enable the ungifted to practice magic. Of course the spell scrolls disintegrate after use. However, someone who already knows the particular scroll's type of magic can permanently learn the spell."{BLOK010}"Please show us the spell scrolls you have for sale."

4

"Like everyone else here, I like to work for these people. They are a little unworldly at times, so I try to improve our finances a little by selling spell scrolls."{WORDspell scrolls}

5

"Greetings, visitors! Would you like to look at the spell scrolls we have for sale?"{BLOK010}"Yes, we would. Show us what you have."

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1

"This thing will destroy us!"

2

"Damn! The housing is indestructible! It can't end like {FAT }this{NORS}! We've come so far!"

3

"Tom! Look! The seed! It's beginning to glow!"

4

"You're right! Okay, this is our last chance!"

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{BLOK000}"I'm a physicist and xenobiologist."

1

"Yes, Driscoll, what is it?"{WORDToronto}{BLOK010}"Tell me a little bit about your past, Hofstedt."{BLOK011}"Can you please summarize your knowledge of Iskai biology?"

2

"The Iskai, fascinating beings! Let's begin with the similarities to us humans. They are warm blooded mammals, built much like humans, although they are taller and thinner than we are.
Naturally, there are more differences than similarities. In general they are not as strong as human beings, but they're very fast. They appear to have developed from predators, but they eat both meat and plants. The Iskai have a prehensile tail which they use so cleverly that it is almost like a third hand. Their life expectancy is less than ours, it amounts to about 30 or 40 years. Their body is covered with very short but thick fur and many of them have belts of longer fur over the breast and hip area. There are many color variations of the fur and the long hair on the head. There are pieces of horn on the head and on the main joints, as well as on the fingers and feet where they act as claws.
The sensory organs of the Iskai are outstanding: their sense of smell is better than that of humans. The high range of their voices indicates that their hearing spectrum is shifted up above ours. I've gathered that the female Iskai apparently are only fertile for a short time of the year.
As far as the differences in social behavior are concerned, we are both learning from our discussions with the Iskai that there are astounding parallels, as well as great differences."

3

"You want me to repeat it? Well fine:

As you know the Iskai truly fascinate me! Let's begin with the similarities to us humans. They are warm blooded mammals, built much like humans, although they are taller and thinner than we are.
Naturally, there are more differences than similarities. In general they are not as strong as human beings, but they're very fast. They appear to have developed from predators, but they eat both meat and plants. The Iskai have a prehensile tail which they use so cleverly that it is almost like a third hand. Their life expectancy is less than ours, it amounts to about 30 or 40 years. Their body is covered with very short but thick fur and many of them have belts of longer fur over the breast and hip area. There are many color variations of the fur and the long hair on the head. There are pieces of horn on the head and on the main joints, as well as on the fingers and feet where they act as claws.
The sensory organs of the Iskai are outstanding: their sense of smell is better than that of humans. The high range of their voices indicates that their hearing spectrum is shifted up above ours. I've gathered that the female Iskai apparently are only fertile for a short time of the year.
As far as the differences in social behavior are concerned, we are both learning from our discussions with the Iskai that there are astounding parallels, as well as great differences."

4

"The Iskai, fascinating beings! Let's begin with the similarities to us humans. They are warm blooded mammals, built much like humans, although they are taller and thinner than we are.
Naturally, there are more differences than similarities. In general they are not as strong as human beings, but they're very fast. They appear to have developed from predators, but they eat both meat and plants. The Iskai have a prehensile tail which they use so cleverly that it is almost like a third hand. Their life expectancy is less than ours, it amounts to about 30 or 40 years. Their body is covered with very short but thick fur and many of them have belts of longer fur over the breast and hip area. There are many color variations of the fur and the long hair on the head. There are pieces of horn on the head and on the main joints, as well as on the fingers and feet where they act as claws.
The sensory organs of the Iskai are outstanding: their sense of smell is better than that of humans. The high range of their voices indicates that their hearing spectrum is shifted up above ours. I've gathered that the female Iskai apparently are only fertile for a short time of the year.
The most astounding thing about them is probably the crystalline structure on their forehead! Touching these structures makes it possible for them to exchange emotions and even thoughts. However, the most unbelievable prospects are opened during the first week of life of a newborn Iskai. At that time it is apparently possible for an adult to transfer his entire consciousness into the brain of the newborn by means of the sensory organ!

As far as the differences in social behavior are concerned, we're both learning from our discussions with the Iskai that there are astounding parallels, as well as great differences."

5

"Would you like to hear it again? Very well: let's begin with the similarities to us humans. They are warm blooded mammals, built much like humans, although they are taller and thinner than we are.
Naturally, there are more differences than similarities. In general they are not as strong as human beings, but they're very fast. They appear to have developed from predators, but they eat both meat and plants. The Iskai have a prehensile tail which they use so cleverly that it is almost like a third hand. Their life expectancy is less than ours, it amounts to about 30 or 40 years. Their body is covered with very short but thick fur and many of them have belts of longer fur over the breast and hip area. There are many color variations of the fur and the long hair on the head. There are pieces of horn on the head and on the main joints, as well as on the fingers and feet where they act as claws.
The sensory organs of the Iskai are outstanding: their sense of smell is better than that of humans. The high range of their voices indicates that their hearing spectrum is shifted up above ours. I've gathered that the female Iskai apparently are only fertile for a short time of the year.
The most astounding thing about them is probably the crystalline structure on their forehead! Touching these structures makes it possible for them to exchange emotions and even thoughts. However, the most unbelievable prospects are opened during the first week of life of a newborn Iskai. At that time it is apparently possible for an adult to transfer his entire consciousness into the brain of the newborn by means of the sensory organ!

As far as the differences in social behavior are concerned, we're both learning from our discussions with the Iskai that there are astounding parallels, as well as great differences."

6

"Yes, I'm sure it can't hurt if we get to know each other a little better. Well. I never knew my father. My mother was a self-taught programmer in Germany. She worked for the same Euro-Japanese multinational corporation which built the Toronto. I grew up in the sheltered world of the company kindergarten and schools. It gave me the opportunity to obtain a first-class education. In spite of, or rather, because of this company-influenced education, I broke out of the company culture and spent my idealistic years in several environmental organizations. I later entered government service because I saw it as the only possibility to practice xenobiology on site, without having to work for a multinational corporation."

7

"Again? Very well. I never knew my father. My mother was a self-taught programmer in Germany. She worked for the same Euro-Japanese multinational corporation which built the Toronto. I grew up in the sheltered world of the company kindergarten and schools. It gave me the opportunity to obtain a first-class education. In spite of, or rather, because of this company-influenced education, I broke out of the company culture and spent my idealistic years in several environmental organizations. I later entered government service because I saw it as the only possibility to practice xenobiology on site, without having to work for a multinational corporation."

8

"Yes, Tom, what can I do for you?"{BLOK010}"Please tell me a little bit about your past, Rainer."{BLOK011}"Rainer, could you please summarize Iskai biology for me."{BLOK012}"Please tell me what you know about the Celts on earth."

9

"We have to find out where the Toronto landed and then try to get there."

10

"Well, I thought that should be clear by now: we have to find out where the Toronto landed and then try to get there."

11

{BLOK000}"What can you tell me about..."{BLOK004}"Thank you for the conversation!"

12

{BLOK000}"What can you say about..."{BLOK004}"Thank you for the conversation!"

13

"Oh, dear. Well, I've never been particularly interested in history, but let's see what I can remember.

At one time, the Celts were in control of western Europe. I believe their cultural history began around 3000 BC when they split off from the Indo-European people.
They spread out in several waves of migration over the middle and the western parts of Europe. Their heyday ended around 50 BC with Caesar's conquests. In spite of this incident, and the later christianization at around 400 BC, many Celtic people preserved their culture for a long time. Their influence on the European culture can still be noticed today.

The Druids are probably the best known Celtic figures. It is assumed they were priests of the nature-oriented religion, teachers, judges, and healers. Many Celtic heroic sagas form the foundation of the most famous European sagas. The Arthurian saga, for example, goes back to the Celts."

14

"Yes, Driscoll, what's up?"{WORDToronto}{BLOK010}"Tell me a little bit about your past, Hofstedt."{BLOK011}"Can you please summarize your knowledge about the Iskai biology?"{BLOK012}"What do you think about the demonstration which Fasiir, the chief of this Dji-Kas magic guild, gave us?"

15

"I'm really astounded. I still cannot quite grasp what we saw, let alone explain how this Fasiir did what he did. The tree that grew there was {FAT }real{NORS}! This world apparently has more surprises in store for us than those we have experienced until now."

16

"I need Triifalai seeds to perform my magic, Tom. We should take plenty of them with us."

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{BLOK000}"I am a member of the Stiriik of Jirinaar and a trained warrior."{WORDfighter}{WORDStiriik}

1

"You want to talk to me, Tom?"{BLOK010}"Tell me a little bit about your past, Drirr." {BLOK011}"In your opinion, where will we find the fugitive murderer?"

2

"Would you like to chat, Tom?"{WORDfighter}{WORDStiriik}{BLOK010}"I'm interested in what you have done so far, Drirr."

3

"You know, Tom, I don't really want to act aloof, that's really not how I am, but let's put it off until later."

4

"Well, Tom, a lot of it is very personal. I'd like to wait until we get to know each other a little better."

5

"Gladly, now that we've become friends.
My roots are not only in Jirinaar, but also in Beloveno, a harbor city on Maini, a land to the northeast. The city was founded by humans, but some Iskai live there as well. My mother - a wonderful person - had a profession which is held in very poor regard by the Iskai of Jirinaar, but which holds no such stigma in Beloveno: she earned her living in a brothel. I'm sure you understand now why I don't regularly talk about my origin in Jirinaar.
Anyway, my mother met my father there, a trader and sailor, and followed him to his home city of Jirinaar. I came into the world shortly thereafter. I grew up in a happy home with my parents I learned two human languages from my mother, which is why the Stiriik of Jirinaar consider me to be a specialist for cases which have to do with humans.
My parents suffered from periodic attacks of an untreatable disease, which my mother had contracted in Beloveno. I also had attacks of the disease during my childhood, but I became immune against it. My parents did not have such luck. My mother died from an attack when I was nine years old, and my father died of the disease a year later.
I probably have to thank my father for my joining the Stiriik. Unlike me, to be honest, he was very much in control of himself, a property which we greatly admire.
You know, shortly after my mother's death, I ah... went too far one evening and my father had to get me out of the Stiriik's custody. It was a turning point in my life. When I saw how rapidly my father's health was deteriorating, I enrolled in the Stiriik and swore to go through the training. My father died shortly afterwards, but with pride of me on his face. I have fulfilled my oath and have become a Stiriik.
But Tom, my friend, I didn't really want to spend the rest of my life as a Stiriik, and that is why I joined you."

6

"Would you really like to hear all that again? If you say so:
My roots are not only in Jirinaar, but also in Beloveno, a harbor city on Maini, a land to the northeast. The city was founded by humans, but some Iskai live there as well. My mother - a wonderful person - had a profession which is held in very poor regard by the Iskai of Jirinaar, but which holds no such stigma in Beloveno: she earned her living in a brothel. I'm sure you understand now why I don't regularly talk about my origin in Jirinaar.
Anyway, my mother met my father there, a trader and sailor, and followed him to his home city of Jirinaar. I came into the world shortly thereafter. I grew up in a happy home with my parents I learned two human languages from my mother, which is why the Stiriik of Jirinaar consider me to be a specialist for cases which have to do with humans.
My parents suffered from periodic attacks of an untreatable disease, which my mother had contracted in Beloveno. I also had attacks of the disease during my childhood, but I became immune against it. My parents did not have such luck. My mother died from an attack when I was nine years old, and my father died of the disease a year later.
I probably have to thank my father for my joining the Stiriik. Unlike me, to be honest, he was very much in control of himself, a property which we greatly admire.
You know, shortly after my mother's death, I ah... went too far one evening and my father had to get me out of the Stiriik's custody. It was a turning point in my life. When I saw how rapidly my father's health was deteriorating, I enrolled in the Stiriik and swore to go through the training. My father died shortly afterwards, but with pride of me on his face. I have fulfilled my oath and have become a Stiriik.
But Tom, my friend, I didn't really want to spend the rest of my life as a Stiriik, and that is why I joined you."

7

"I can handle most weapons, so I'm quite capable of protecting myself. I rarely try to avoid fights."

8

"Like I said: I can handle most weapons, so I'm quite capable of protecting myself. I rarely try to avoid fights."

9

"That's what we Iskai call the great land mass northeast of Nakiridaani. The humans call this land Maini."

10

"The Stiriik are in charge of carrying out the laws of the council. Except for the hotheads and criminals that the Stiriik keep an eye on, everyone holds the service in high regard. The training and membership require a lot of discipline; a quality which is not very pronounced among our people, but which is held as an ideal. Stiriik who have served well are often chosen for the Sebai ritual. I've been a member for some time and primarily aid families where a relative has violated the law."

11

"As I said: The Stiriik carry out the laws of the council."

12

{BLOK000}"What can you say about..."{BLOK004}"Thank you for the conversation!" {BLOK005}"What exactly is your profession, Drirr?"

13

{BLOK000}"What can you say about..."{BLOK004}"Thank you for the conversation!"

14

"We should go into the city streets, maybe we can still catch the guy there."

15

"As you heard, the murderer fled into the old Former guild. Argim will be very happy!" {WORDFormer building}{WORDArgim}

16

"You've certainly heard the story about old Argim. When he went crazy, he destroyed the old Former guild. It was located northeast of Jirinaar. It now has a very bad reputation, there are supposed to be strange things around there. I would like to know why the murderer fled there."{WORDArgim}

17

"Well, our only hope is that he is somewhere in these passages. Let's look some more."

18

"Well, we've found his remains. But we still have to find out who hired the assassin."

19

"Wherever the soul of a murderer may go..."

20

{BLOK000}"What can you say about..."{BLOK004}"Thanks for the conversation!" {BLOK003}"I'd like you to leave us for now, Drirr."

21

"After all that we've experienced together, I should just leave?"{BLOK000}"Yes, please." {BLOK001}"No, no, sorry."

22

"Well, I guess you have your reasons, Tom. I'll make my way back to Jirinaar. If you'd like to visit me there, you can find me in the House of the Winds, the inn in the harbor area. Take care, as you Earth people say!"

23

"You had me worried for a while..."

24

"Friends! Good to see you! I knew that you couldn't do without me!"

25

"Dsarii-ma. So you need old Drirr back again, hmm?"

26

{INK 002}"You've come because you want me to join you again, haven't you?"{BLOK000}"Right. Please come along!"{BLOK001}"Not yet, sorry."

27

"Good. I'm spending too much money in this tavern anyway!"{INK 001}Drirr joins the group of companions.

28

"Hey, I don't want to force myself on you! Until later."

29

"Oh, your group is already full, there's no room for me. You better come another time."

30

"Well, I guess you have your reasons, Tom. I'll be here in the city, in the House of the Winds - the inn in the harbor area. Take care, as you Earth people say!"

31

"Well, I guess you have your reasons, Tom. I'll stay at this inn for a while. Take care, as you Earth people say!"

32

"The Dji-Kas magicians use the Triifalai seeds to perform their magic."

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{BLOK000}"I am a guild member of the Dji-Kas."

1

"Yes, Tom? What do you have on your mind?" {WORDDji-Kas}{WORDDji-Fadh}{BLOK010} "I would like to hear something about your past, Sira."

2

"Gladly, Tom. I grew up as my father's only child. Whatever impression you may have gotten, let me tell you he really was a good Iskai. I couldn't have wished for a better father, he loved me very much. I never knew my mother because of the unfortunate hunting expedition of my father, my mother, and Fasiir's sister. I'm sure you've heard about that.
Nevertheless, I had a wonderful childhood. Father was very well off and I received a first-class education, during which my magical talents came to the fore.
That also led to the first great conflict in my life and with my father. Understandably, he felt that I should service his guild with my talents, however I felt more drawn to the Dji-Kas. A year and a half ago, when I was barely of age, I entered the house of the Dji-Kas in order to prove my independence. If I had only known that this tragedy would come of that...
In any case, it is good to be on a journey now so that I can get away from all that for a time."

3

"You want to hear my story again, Tom? Thank you for your interest in me. So: I grew up as my father's only child. Whatever impression you may have gotten, let me tell you he was really a good Iskai. I couldn't have wished for a better father, he loved me very much. I never knew my mother because of the unfortunate hunting expedition of my father, my mother, and Fasiir's sister. I'm sure you've heard about that.
Nevertheless, I had a wonderful childhood. Father was very well off and I received a first-class education, during which my magical talents came to the fore.
That also led to the first great conflict in my life and with my father. Understandably, he felt that I should service his guild with my talents, however I felt more drawn to the Dji-Kas. A year and a half ago, when I was barely of age, I entered the house of the Dji-Kas in order to prove my independence. If I had only known that this tragedy would come of that...
In any case, it is good to be on a journey now so that I can get away from all that for a time."

4

"My father's guild has great artists in its ranks, but I don't like the strict nature of their magic."

5

"As I said: my father's guild has great artists in its ranks, but I don't like the strict nature of their magic."

6

"There are few things in my life that I feel so much passion for as the Dji-Kas magic."

7

{BLOK000}"What can you say about..."{BLOK004}"Thank you for the conversation!"

8

"Yes, Tom? What do you have on your mind?" {WORDDji-Kas}{WORDDji-Fadh}{BLOK010} "I would like to hear about your past, Sira. {BLOK011}It's great that you and Mellthas have fallen in love."

9

"Yes, isn't it? I have had contact with other consciousnesses before, but normally that only works when I place my Trii against that of another Iskai. Mellthas must have a special talent.

In any case, both of us were completely surprised by the contact. Within a couple of seconds, we knew more about each other than one could normally learn in many years of living together. His spirit is clear and honest and I... simply love him very much."

10

"I use Triifalai seeds to perform my magic, Tom. We should always take a sufficient supply with us."

11

{BLOK000} "What can you say about..."{BLOK003}"I would like you to leave us for the time being, Sira."{BLOK004}"Thank you for the conversation!"

12

"Oh. That's a shame. Please consider: if I go, naturally Mellthas will go with me. Do you really want us to go?" {BLOK000}"Yes, please."{BLOK001}"No, forgive me."

13

"Well, I'm sure it is important for our mission's success and we are not separated for personal reasons.

If you are looking for us, you will find us at the inn in Srimalinar.

All the best to all of you... farewell."

14

"Good! I was afraid I had annoyed you in some way."

15

"How good to see you again. Mellthas and I have had a beautiful time here.

Would you like us to join you again, Tom?"

16

"Ah. Are we to come along now, hmm?"

17

Should Sira and Mellthas join the companions?

18

"Oh, I believe there are too many of you to allow me and Mellthas to join. Till later."

19

"A little excitement will do me and Mellthas some good after our rest." {INK 001} Sira and Mellthas join the group.

20

"As you say. Till then."

21

"Oh, Goddess! I have no more Triifalai seeds. I can't perform any magic without them."

22

"Do you really need these seeds?"

23

"Yes, it is a property of Dji-Kas magic. We concentrate our forces in these seeds."

24

"Where do we get these seeds, Sira?"

25

"They are sold in my guild in Jirinaar. However, sometimes you can find one of the rare Triifalai bushes out in the open."

26

"The companions settle down for a rest. They make themselves comfortable and start talking. Mellthas also contributes by reading lips and writing short notes.

He seems to be particularly interested in the Iskai: he is attempting to read their uniquely-built mouth and is learning about their culture and their peculiarities.

When the conversation turns to the forehead organ of the Iskai, Mellthas curiously touches Sira's Trii.

The two freeze suddenly as if struck by lightning!

27

"There is... I can HEAR. Your lips are silent, but I understand..."

28

"Impossible. No human can read the Trii. But... I can... tell me what you hear!"

29

"It sounds good, like sympathy. No, more like affection. Something that I've never heard from any human. My foster father Bero loves me, too. But this is different... disquieting... I don't understand it yet."

30

{INK 001} Sira almost automatically touches Mellthas' forehead. {INK 002} "Strange. It doesn't make any difference whether I touch you or not. You have no Trii. And yet it is as if you have one. Who are you, Mellthas?"

31

"Who am I? What do I know? I'm deaf and dumb. Fearful... how can I describe it? All of my words, even the finest, are only an attempt to find one drop of water in the sea. Be careful, Sira, that I don't drown us in words!"

32

"Oh, Mellthas!"

33

"Bad image?"

34

"Not bad, if you are writing a poem. But this is no poem.

Thoughts.
Ours.
Just let them flow together."

35

"Then we are a river?"

36

"Hirhirhir, yes. And next we should find a river bed...."

37

Sira and Mellthas report to the surprised companions that they have had a spiritual contact between them, something that was not believed possible between human and Iskai.

Within a few seconds, Sira and Mellthas became very close...

For a long time, the occasion causes lengthy discussions between the companions, until fatigue finally overtakes all of them, and they have to rest.

38

"Ah, thinking about my father still pains me, and it probably will for a long time. He was not a bad Iskai, and I hope he has found his peace in the Goddess." {WORDGoddess}

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1

{INK 001} Mellthas looks up when he is addressed. {INK 002}{BLOK010} "Mellthas, I believe we should break into the forbidden part of Arjano and try to save Bero." {BLOK011} "Thank you for the conversation, Mellthas."

2

{INK 001} Mellthas looks up when he is addressed. {INK 002}{BLOK010} "Mellthas, may I ask you a personal question? Have you really fallen in love with Sira?" {BLOK011} "Thank you for the conversation, Mellthas."

3

{INK 001} Mellthas writes for a long time on a piece of paper, which he then holds under {LEAD}{NAME}'s nose.

{INK 002} "Yes. The first spiritual contact with her was the most beautiful moment in my life. Her entire being is enchanting and I even find her alien body appealing.

I love her."

4

{INK 001} Mellthas nods enthusiastically and leads the companions behind a locked door into the library of Arjano.

5

{INK 001} The deaf and dumb Mellthas looks up when he notices that he is being addressed. {INK 002}{BLOK010}"Excuse me. I can't think of a conversation topic right now, Mellthas."

6

{INK 001} Mellthas nods to {LEAD}{NAME}.

986

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1

"What can I do for you, Tom?"{BLOK010}"Would you mind telling me a little about your life?"

2

"Well, my life was and is governed entirely by Animebona, the entity, even if it hasn't always made me happy.

Sometimes I have visions, and receive unclear messages, from the Entity. In the small village where I grew up, I was an outsider because the people were afraid of my trance states.

When I was fourteen I ran away from home and met Frill who was traveling in Beloveno. He recognized my special talent, and he brought me into the community of the Dji Cantos." {WORDAnimebona}{WORDEntity}{WORDtransport caves}

3

"Would you really like to hear my story a second time? Well, if you say so:

My life was and is governed entirely by Animebona, the entity, even if it hasn't always made me happy.

Sometimes I have visions, and receive unclear messages, from the Entity. In the small village where I grew up, I was an outsider because the people were afraid of my trance states.

When I was fourteen I ran away from home and met Frill who was traveling in Beloveno. He recognized my special talent, and he brought me into the community of the Dji Cantos.

Since that day I have come to know happiness and security, and I am happy to do something for my community by going on this mission."{WORDAnimebona}{WORDEntity}{WORDtransport caves}

4

"The caves are power centers, blessed by the entity. There she makes it possible for the traveler to reach his destination without having to actually travel the path in between. As long as I and the amulet of the Goddess are with you, you can travel to the remotest corners of this world in a very short time." {WORDamulet of the goddess}

5

"Only members of the Dji Cantos, the Enlightened Ones, bear the amulet. I cannot and will not give it away.

With the amulet, the rock gates marked with the eye of the Goddess are opened. It is the only way to the transport caves."

6

{BLOK000}"What can you say about..."{BLOK004}"Thank you for the conversation."

7

"Please excuse me, {LEAD}{NAME}, but this amulet is my personal possession. I will not give it away."

8

When {LEAD}{NAME} tries to take the object from Harriet, she regains consciousness and says weakly:

9

"I better leave the amulet where it belongs."

987

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1

"What's up, old man? We have to hurry before we're discovered!"{BLOK010}"Joe, thanks again for helping me out."{BLOK011}"You're right, we can talk later."

2

"Hey, you know you can't tell when I'm blushing. Anyway, I trust you more than the company. Of course, if it turns out you're talking nonsense, I'll be oh so glad to tear you apart."

3

"Stop the hymns of praise, otherwise I'll start believing that I really am a great guy. Now, let's find the way to the reactor controls."

4

"What's up, old man?"{BLOK010}"Are you sure you want to participate in the attack on the Toronto?"{BLOK011}"Tell me again about the documentary that you have made."{BLOK012}"Let's go on."

5

"I really don't want to think about it. I'm sure I'll hide behind your backs while the bullets are whistling behind our ears, but I'll also give you a better chance of getting through the service deck and to the reactor."

6

"Well, first, I took a couple pictures of the surroundings, the house, and a couple of people. Then, Frill took me to this great Iskai city. Man, what colors!

I think the people on the Toronto...well, their eyes will practically pop out of their heads when they see all this. We should load the documentary into a suitable console as soon as we get on board. We might be able to use the confusion to our advantage."

7

"OK. Let's go."

8

"Well, if you think you can do without me...

What am I going to do? I don't want to play the rejected son. If you change your mind, you'll find me in the house of the Enlightened Ones. Till then."

9

{BLOK003} "I'd like you to leave us for a while, Joe."

10

"What's up, old man?"{BLOK010}"Do you have any tips?"{BLOK011}"Let's go."

11

" On the service level, we should look for panels behind which there are controls. Perhaps we could put a couple of locks out of order that way. I'll let you know if we run into something interesting."

989

0

!

1

"What do you want, Tom?" {BLOK010}"Please tell me something about your past, Khunag."

2

"Because of my capabilities as a magician, it is hard to deny that I was once a member of the Kenget Kamulos. My path has separated from my former brothers, and you don't need to know anything more about it .

I prefer to keep my business to myself."{WORDKenget Kamulos}{WORDmagic}

3

"It is useless to try and learn more about my past than I am ready to reveal, Tom.

I was once a member of the Kenget Kamulos, and therefore have knowledge of their magic. My path has separated me from my former brothers, and you don't need to know anything more about it.

As I have said, I prefer to keep my business to myself." {WORDKenget Kamulos}{WORDmagic}

4

"Kenget Kamulos means warrior of the god Kamulos. It is an order which split off from the Arjano Druids many hundreds of years ago. They are true warriors and live according to the warrior principles of valor and honor. For years, they were my only family, but then... my life took another direction."

5

"I was born to fight, but am trapped in a weak body. My magic serves the exclusive purpose of obtaining honor in battle. To feel currents of energy flowing through my spirit is a wonderful feeling.

Unfortunately, I can no longer work with the masters of Oqulo to perfect my capabilities. I have turned to scrolls for further training. " {WORDOqulo}{WORDspell scrolls}

6

"Scrolls are special magic documents. They dissolve into dust after they are used.

They permit the ungifted to conjure a spell.

And, under certain circumstances, if someone is familiar with the type of magic which such a scroll contains, he can permanently learn the magic."

7

"What do you want, Tom?" {BLOK010}" I keep thinking about the fact that you have risked all of our lives, Khunag."

8

"We have already spoken about that.

You were the instrument of my revenge, that is correct. However, I still believe the assertion that Cairnain would have given us the high wisdom voluntarily is a lie.

I have stood beside you in many battles, and consider the fulfillment of my revenge to be payment enough for that. I do not wish to discuss this matter any more."

9

"As I said, I believe further discussion of this matter would be superfluous. If you want, I will go."

10

"If you want, I will leave. We will not see each other again. Are you sure you can do without me?"

11

"As you say. I wish you all the best luck in your enterprise. Farewell."

12

"That's what I thought."

13

{BLOK000}"What can you say about..."{BLOK004}"Thank you for the conversation."

14

{BLOK000}"What can you say about..."{BLOK003}"I would like you to leave us."{BLOK004} "Thank you for the conversation."

15

"There are two types of warriors in the Kenget Kamulos. The Kledo Kamulos, they fight with weapons and their body. And the Oqulo Kamulos, the warriors of the spirit."

16

"What do you want, Tom?" {BLOK010}"I believe you are right, Khunag, we have to take the initiative. Lead us to the secret passage."

990

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1

"Tom, what's up?"{BLOK010}"What have you been doing up to now?" {BLOK011}"Do you come from Beloveno?"{BLOK012}"Would you like to keep traveling around here?"{BLOK013}"I would prefer it if you went your own way."{BLOK014}"Do you like it with us?"{BLOK019}"Thank you, that's all for now."

2

"Would you like to know something else?"{BLOK010}"What have you been doing up to now?"{BLOK011}"Do you come from Beloveno?"{BLOK012}"Would you like to keep traveling around here?"{BLOK013}"I would prefer it if you went your own way."{BLOK014}"Do you like it with us?{BLOK019}"Thank you, that's all for now."

3

"If you would like to know something about my training: I had a classical warrior training with Garadd. I spent my younger years there, and learned a great deal. Then I traveled with my father for a long time. When it is hunting season, he often spends ages riding around to get supplies. Finally I took off on my own. I learned to take care of myself. I met human beings and other races; new cities and towns and foreign cultures. But I must admit, during this entire time I never left the continent of Maini. And now I've joined you."{BLOK010}"Who is Garadd?"

4

"Yes, I was born and raised in Beloveno. I do like it there, but I would like to see more in my life than just my home city."

5

"I really haven't thought about it too much. Who knows how everything will turn out when I'm older. For the moment, I don't want to think about it, and I'm also much too adventurous to have a normal profession. I can't imagine always living in one place, but as I said, that can all change with time."

6

"I can understand if I am not helpful enough for you. I'm not upset about that. I maintained that I wasn't the best warrior right from the beginning.

I will probably return to Beloveno. Maybe we will meet again. In any case, I wish you all the best. Also, I want to say again how much I liked traveling with you.

Skeima Din!"

7

"I've liked it up to now. I can't complain."

8

"My old teacher? He is excellent, I really recommend him. His specialty is critical hits. What only very few know is that he still gives lessons. If you're interested, you can meet him at the tavern in Kounos every morning between eight and nine o'clock. And, you'd best bring a whole heap of gold coins with you. He demands very high prices and you can't haggle with him."

9

"I believe that I'd be better off staying with you right now. I have no idea how to return to Beloveno."

10

"Do you really want me to go?"

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