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Act 3

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Chapter 15: Ladies and Gentlemen!

Announcer

Good people, by the grace of our liege lord Naarifin, I welcome you back to the Arena! Because nothing unites man and mer like the spectacle of glorious bloodshed!

Tyr

This is not bringing back happy memories.

Cassia

It'll be fun. Just like old times.

Announcer

Let the games begin!

Tyr

Now here we go! Let's grab some weapons off the wall and get to work!

Player

The crew defeats various combatants.

Announcer

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner. All hail the combatants from the blue team!

Swims-at-Night

Great. Let's get out of here while they're collecting their winnings.

 

Chapter 16: The Restless Dead

Laaneth

Are you sure these crypts will lead us right into the White-Gold Tower?

Swims-at-Night

Are you doubting the greatest smuggler in Tamriel?

Cassia

It's crawling with the undead.

Swims-at-Night

Well, if they were safe, everyone would use them.

Player

Our heroes face down progressively stronger undead.

Laaneth

I sense mystical power within that altar. Perhaps it can quiet the dead.

Player

Eventually the undead are defeated.

Kellen

Amidst the broken bones of the fallen, the hero spotted an ancient grimoire, filled with the dread secrets of necromancy.

Isha

Dared they meddle with such foul magic?

Player

Chooses "take"

Player

Chooses "destroy"

Kellen

Foul, yes... but strong. And those were dire times.

Kellen

No. Some gifts carry too terrible a price.

 

Interlude

Kellen

Swims-at-Night had been as good as his word. The tunnel led the adventurers straight into the White-Gold Tower.

Tyr

This must be Lord Naarifin's study.

Laaneth

Look!

The Orb of Vaermina! That's how they're tracking the army!

Tyr

Urk!

Lord Naarifin

So it is. And I'd like you to step away from it very slowly.

Laaneth

Naarifin!

Lord Naarifin

And you are the one who escaped from my temple.

Give me the orb, please... or your friend dies now.

Tyr

Don't do it!

Kellen

The hero had to make a terrible choice.

Player

Chooses "Tyr"

Player

Chooses "Orb"

Lord Naarifin

Thank you kindly.

Tyr

No!

Reive

Rraagh!

Lord Naarifin

(Gasps)

You fool!

Now you will die.

Reive

So be it!

Tyr

Aaargh!

Cassia

Tyr!

Lord Naarifin

Reive, kill them all.

Reive

With pleasure.

 

Chapter 17: Reive's Wrath

Player

A fight ensues between the player, their crew, and the servants of Lord Naarifin.

Reive

Lord Boethiah has granted me Goldbrand, her greatest weapon, to end your miserable life!

Player

The Player defeats Reive once again, and gains Goldbrand in the process.

Player

If the Player chose to save Tyr:

Player

If the Player chose to grab the Orb:

Cassia

He's hurt, but he'll live.

Laaneth

He's in no shape to travel.

Tyr

Leave me. You need to get back to the Emperor.

Swims-at-Night

Ever the tough guy. Come. Naarifin will have roused a hundred swords by now.

Cassia

You threw his life away! How could you?!

Laaneth

His death may already have saved thousands of lives.

Swims-at-Night

Mmmm. We have to go. Naarifin will have unleashed a hundred swords by now.

 

Chapter 18: A Knife in the Dark

Player

The heroes make their way back to the Emperor's camp in Skyrim.

Swims-at-Night

Look, the emperor's guards...

...someone's killed them!

Player

Bosmer assassins come out of the shadows and are defeated.

Healer

Thank the Divines. The emperor will live. Thanks to you.

Laaneth

He's in no shape to lead the assault.

Emperor

No. The troops... must believe the emperor is strong.

Stranger. You have proven a mighty warrior. Here, take my armor. In my helm, none will know who you are. Lead the battle in my stead. The fate of the Empire is in your hands.

 

Chapter 19: Seige of the Imperial City

Kellen

Free from prying eyes, the Imperial forces launched a surprise attack from the West, followed by a similar attack from Cheydinhal. The hero would then lead the charge to the city gates.

Laaneth

Well, in that armor you certainly look like the emperor.

Cassia

Form up on the emperor! Charge!

Alright, troops. Our job is to take that gate, and fast!

Player

The Player leads the assault on the gates of the city, disguised as the Emperor.

Cassia

We're through! Come on, we've got to find Naarifin before it's too late.

 

Chapter 20: The Showdown

Laaneth

Naarifin!

Lord Naarifin

Well, well. The emperor himself. Come to - what? Duel me? You think you can stop me, is that it? Fool.

Look around you! The Culling has begun. I will unleash the fires of Oblivion tonight - after I've added your body to the pyre!

Player

After a tough battle, Naarifin is defeated.

Lord Naarifin

Such might... You're not the emperor. You're the one who killed Reive!

 

Epilogue

Kellen

And so the city was saved.

The people hailed the emperor as a hero, little suspecting who their true savior was.

The forgotten hero quietly left the city, little realizing that even greater adventures were yet to come.

But that is a story for another evening.

Isha

How is this supposed to help us? Our warchief is dying. We need more than stories. We need-

Kellen

What you need is hope. I saw your warchief fight today in that ferocious mask of hers. As I think of it, it could have been anyone out there...

It could have been...

Isha

Me.

Kellen

Let's you and I pay our respects at the command tent. I have the strangest feeling that the warchief is about to make a miraculous recovery.