Takano Kaitou ft. Alder Hernlock. Entanglement: Discovering Scarlet’s Breakthrough (part 1).
July 15. You follow the wreckage throughout the new section of Dry Top to the Cavern of Shining Lights — the Ley Line Hub. As quietly impressed as I was with Uplands Oasis, the Cavern left me annoying Marcus with my infinitely looping “so pretty”s.
Kasmeer Meade: I’m so glad you’re here.
Kasmeer Meade: This place is amazing.
Marjory Delaqua: And brimming with bad guys. The Inquest are here.
Rox: We know how to deal with Inquest. Let’s clear this place out.
Taimi: Wait, Rox. Let’s be smart. Scarlet will have left security devices in place. They’re currently off-line, but if I can reactivate them, we can use them to our advantage.
Braham Eirsson: Awww. Can’t we just get rid of them the good ol’ fashioned way?
Taimi: You could, but they’d be back before you know it. Scarlet’s security can protect this area from future attacks. Clear the way to the first console for me.
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Takano Kaitou. (not so) Dry Top.
July 15. As you can see, the gasp-inducing transition into the Oasis for the first time made me a little cap crazy. The Uplands Oasis is the first water I’ve really seen in Dry Top, though there is a dry well in the Town of Prosperity. Even the skill point in the area reinforces the specialness of this water:
The lush greenery and occasional soft rains of this oasis are a pleasant change from the scouring dust of the surrounding region.
If you happen to fall from the waterfall, the waters below have a mending effect, similar to GW1. I’m a little sad I didn’t get caps of the enthusiastic little watering skritt who helps tend to the garden at the far western end, but I’m sure I will someday. I arrived in the evening, which helped lend a mysterious quality to the place as I came through for the main Entanglement mission.
Takano Kaitou ft. Aler Hernlock. Entanglement: Scarlet’s Secret Room (part 2) and Dry Top.
July 15. The ground shakes once more, and this time at least we can all hold hands while the earth threatens to open up and swallow us whole.
Marjory Delaqua: So were you able to figure out what Scarlet was doing here?
Taimi (Inside Scruffy): She was studying ley lines. But I don’t—
Braham Eirsson: Hold on!
Kasmeer Meade: Oh! Oh! Oh my!
Kasmeer Meade: What’s happening?
Rox: Hey. Come look at this. There’s a passage behind this bookshelf.
Taimi (Inside Scruffy): What? Get out of my way! Let me see!
Braham Eirsson: Settle down. Let the boss go in first.
Taimi (Inside Scruffy): All right, but hurry up.
Rox: C’mon, Frostbite Let’s go.
Behind the bookshelf, we explored the secret tunnel. Books littered the floor and worn paper lined the walls. There were writings on Varesh Ossa and her strategy of forming alliances, Nicholas Sandford’s history of Dry Top (NICHOLAS!!) and a map seemingly showing where Scarlet’s route took her, deeper into the heart of Dry Top.