“Queen Jennah has been kind to us, but she’s not our queen. Even now, Divinity’s Reach is trying to forge peace with the Iron Legion. I wonder what the Vanguard thinks of that.”
Rurikton is where most of the Ascalonians settle in Divinity’s Reach. Named after the prince of old Ascalon, Rurikton is not shy of showing their distaste towards the charr and even the treaty. We learn more about Cantha, we find out Logan has Ascalonian blood in him, and the situation in Ebonhawke isn’t going well. We also hear about heroes that escaped the Searing and fled to Kryta! Hmm… sounds oddly familiar.
R02Assistant: Have you ever stopped a golem with logic alone? I have.
R03Assistant: I love it when an asynchronous logic algorithm comes together.
R04Assistant: If we increase the sympathetic resonance, perhaps the power output can be boosted.
R05Assistant: Most intriguing…
R06Canthan Scholar: Emperor Usoku is the last Emperor of Cantha whose name we know.
R07Canthan Scholar: Here, we revere the emperors we do not know, and we pray that the gods keep our distant homeland safe.
R08Canthan Scholar: Out last contact with Cantha was over a hundred year ago, but we still revere our ancestors as in generations past.
R09Child (2): Tag! You’re it!
R10Child: Gotcha! You’re afflicted!
Child (2): Rowr! Rowr!
Child: Eww. Get away! Unclean! Unclean!
Child (2): Prepare to get gooified!
R11Citizen: By the gods, I wish Logan Thackeray would just take my wife away!
Citizen (2): You know, just because your wife’s taken a shine to Logan Thackeray doesn’t make him a bad guy. He’s cursed!
Citizen: I can’t believe you’re saying this
Citizen (2): Cursed with good looks and true Ascalonian blood. It’s not his fault that every woman fawns over him.
Citizen: You’re not helping.
R13Citizen: Any news from Ebonhawke?
Citizen (2): Just the usual. Ministry won’t send troops, but we’re trying to send food.
Citizen: I’m sick of this. You know, if we had Ebonhawke as a strong ally, we’d have those centaurs surrounded. We’d crush them.
Citizen (2): Ebonhawke has its own problems.
R14Citizen: Asura get on my nerves. I’m sick of their condescending nonsense.
Citizen (2): We could use more of those asura gates, though. Think of the supplies we could move in here.
Citizen: You have any idea how much it costs to ship something by asura gate? Maybe Ebonhawke is willing to pay those prices, but I’m not! All I get from those flop-eared rats is attitude!
Citizen (2): Hey, I’m not the one who lost at Polymock. Get over it!
R15Citizen: Did you see what happened in the market?
Citizen (2): He must be rich, and she must be desperate.
Citizen: It’s disgraceful. She should know her place.
Citizen (2): Kids today…
R16Citizen: Good day, Officer.
Seraph Soldier: Seen anyone suspicious?
Citizen: No one lately.
Seraph Soldier: Good. You know where to find us if you see anything unusual.
R17Citizen: Hey! Grope me again and I’ll cut off your thumbs.
R18Citizen: If the charr think they can come here, me and my meat cleaver will tell them otherwise.
R19Citizen: It’s always, “Logan is so dreamy!” or “Why can’t you be more like Logan Thackeray?”
Citizen (2): Not this again.
R20Citizen: Met a sylvari the other day, Curious lot, they are.
R21Citizen: My mug has gone empty. Bartender!
R22Citizen: Officer! Could I talk to you for a moment?
Seraph Soldier: Is there a problem?
Citizen: Come inside. I’ll tell you all about it.
R23Citizen: Ran into an asura. Called me a bookah. I think she was hitting on me.
Seraph Soldier: It’s nothing. Don’t worry about it.
R24Citizen: That Caudecus the Wise, I like him. Good head on his shoulders, he has.
R25Citizen: To Divinity!
R26Citizen: To Queen Jennah!
R27Divinity Guide: Some say Ascalon is lost, that Adelburn’s Foefire and the charr legions have destroyed our kingdom’s soul.
Divinity Guide: This is simply false. So long as Ebonhawke stands, so stands Ascalon.
Divinity Guide: Are you well?
Divinity Guide: That gate leads to Ebonhawke, the last stronghold of Ascalon. We send food, supplies, and troops to support them.
Divinity Guide: Without that aid, our troops would be completely cut off.
Divinity Guide: The Seraph sent to Ebonhawke to watch over Krytan interests are called Fallen Angels by the Ebon Vanguard.
Divinity Guide: The Krytans aren’t as tough as we are. They aren’t ready for our kind of war.
Divinity Guide: Many of our sons and daughters have gone to fight the charr. Some return to be cared for in Divinity’s Reach.
Divinity Guide: Some… never return.
Divinity Guide: Minister Wi’s mansion is a landmark, and it’s also the venue for his legendary parties! His daughter is a famous violinist.
Divinity Guide: She’s even played for the queen several times. If you’re quiet, sometimes you can hear her practicing.
Divinity Guide: Queen Jennah has been kind to us, but she’s not our queen. Even now, Divinity’s Reach is trying to forge peace with the Iron Legion.
Divinity Guide: I wonder what the Vanguard thinks of that.
R28Scholar: Find anything good?
Scholar (2): Yes! I found some rather remarkable scrolls about a group of adventurers some centuries ago.
Scholar (2): They escaped Ascalon right before the Searing, crossed the Kingdom of Kryta, joined and betrayed the White Mantle, and even faced a lich lord!
Scholar: Wow. Maybe someday, we’ll meet heroes like that.
R29Seraph Soldier: If you’ve got a shield, don’t be afraid to drive it into a creature’s skull.
Citizen: Relax. You’ll live longer.
R30Seraph Soldier: Take my advice: never poke at a hungry bear.
Seraph Soldier (2): Well, at least I’m ready for a fight.
R31Seraph Soldier: To Queen Jennah!
R32Valdi the Lush: Beer, glorious beer!
R33Valdi the Lush: Show me a woman who can wrestle a bear, and I’ll show you a keeper!
Seraph Soldier: (giggle)