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Assault Dagoth Ur

Author: 
Xan

DAGOTH UR

Faern Sargtlin

(enter Dagoth Ur, Outer Facility)

(Dagoth Ur's voice)

"Come, Nerevar. Friend or traitor, come. Come and look upon the Heart, and Akulakhan. And bring Wraithguard... I have need of it."

Faern Sargtlin

(proceed...)

(Dagoth Ur's voice)

"Come to the Heart Chamber. I wait for you there, where we last met, countless ages ago."

Faern Sargtlin

(proceed...)

(Dagoth Ur's voice)

"Come to me, through fire and war. I welcome you."

Faern Sargtlin

(enter Inner Facility)

(Dagoth Ur's voice)

"Welcome, Moon-and-Star. I have prepared a place for you."

Faern Sargtlin

(proceed...)

(Dagoth Ur's voice)

"Come. Bring Wraithguard to the Heart Chamber. Together let us free the cursed false gods."

Faern Sargtlin

(proceed...)

(Dagoth Ur's voice)

"Welcome, Nerevar. Together we shall speak for the Law and the Land, and shall drive the mongrel dogs of the Empire from Morrowind."

Faern Sargtlin

(manage the way into the Lower Facility)

(Dagoth Ur's voice)

"Is this how you honor the Sixth House, and the tribe unmourned? Come to me openly, and not by stealth."

Dagoth Gilvoth

"I'm not here to talk. I'm here to fight."

Faern Sargtlin

(start fight and kill Dagoth Gilvoth)
(loot his Blood Ring)
(proceed to Facility Cavern)

Dagoth Ur

"It began here. It will end here. Have you any parting words? Or would you prefer to skip the speeches, and get to our business. You are the challenger here, after all. So to you goes the courtesy of the first blow."

:parting words:
"Now that you have come to me here, there can be but one result. Many times I have considered offering to share this place with you. I considered offering to accept your oath of service. You might try to buy my trust by giving me Wraithguard, Keening, and Sunder. I thought we might once again be friends... comrades... brothers in arms."

"But I have won this place and power by right of conquest. By right of daring and enterprise. I will not risk it to cunning and deceit. I offer you no deals. If you are my enemy, I cannot trust you. And even if you are not my enemy, I cannot let you live."

"It will all be decided here. I believe I will prevail. But I cannot be sure, and I am vain enough that, should I fall, I would wish to be remembered in my own words. So, if you have final questions you would ask, ask them now. I have final questions I would ask you, if you would answer."

:final questions:
"My first question is: Are you really Nerevar reborn?"

Faern Sargtlin

Dagoth Ur

"By the grace of gods and fate, I am Nerevar reborn."

"That is bitter. The gods and fates are cruel. I served you faithfully once, Lord Nerevar, and you repaid me with death. I hope this time it will be you who pays for your faithlessness."

"I'm a loyal servant of the Emperor."

"Then I salute you for your faithful service to your lord. And I curse you and your Emperors as my enemies, for your stealing and spoiling Morrowind and degrading the Dunmer race. Your death and humiliation will give me special pleasure."

"I am a self-willed hero, and I make my own fate."

"You are bold. I honor your independence. You are one to teach the gods their limits. I hope the bards will praise the glory of your death in song."

"I know no more than you do."

"What a world.... Perhaps we shall never know. But as I have sympathy for you, and the melancholy fate of all mortals, I shall weep for your death."

:final questions:
"My second question is: if you win, what do you plan to do with the power from the Heart? Will you make yourself a god, and establish a thearchy? Or will you complete Akulakhan, and dispute control of Tamriel with the Septims? Or will you share the Heart with your followers, as I have, and breed a new race of divine immortals?"

Faern Sargtlin

Dagoth Ur

"Make myself a god."

"You will follow the model of the Tribunal? That is a dull and unenterprising ambition. See what the Tribunal have done. They've sacrificed the honor and dignity of the Dunmer race, and handed over our ancient land to the mongrel dogs of the Empire. You may mean well, but you lack vision. You are not worthy of the Heart."

"Complete Akulakhan."

"A noble ambition. And anyone who would make war upon the Septims should be my friend. A pity we cannot trust one another as allies."

"Share the Heart."

"You have a noble spirit. I share the power I have from the Heart to help free mortals from their ancient fears of the gods. Who knows what we may be capable of once we not longer fear death? Your goal is worthy, and I honor you for it."

"I have my own, secret plan for the Heart."

"Well. Perhaps there may be surprises in store for me yet. Or perhaps you obscure your plans on principle. Or perhaps you are an instinctive bluffer. No matter."

:final questions:
"My final question is: if I had offered to let you join me, would you have surrendered Wraithguard, Sunder, and Keening to me to seal your oath?"

Faern Sargtlin

Dagoth Ur

"No, I would never join you.."

"Thank you for your forthright response. And now, if you have any questions, ask them. Otherwise, you are the challenger. I await your first blow."

"No, I would never surrender the tools."

"An interesting response. You might have been willing to join me, but never to surrender the tools. Very interesting. I'm glad I didn't try to bargain with you. And now, if you have any questions, ask them. Otherwise, you are the challenger. I await your first blow."

"Yes, perhaps, with the right guarantees."

"Since it hardly matters, let me assure you... there are no guarantees that would help you once I had my hands on those tools. Pity I didn't try to bargain with you. It might have made things so much easier. But now, if you have any questions, ask them. Otherwise, you are the challenger. I await your first blow."

"Yes, if I had a cunning plan."

"Yes, of course. I doubt that any cunning plan would have been of much use once I had the tools in hand. But now we'll never know. Pity. But now, if you have any questions, ask them. Otherwise, you are the challenger. I await your first blow."

Faern Sargtlin

"Ask questions."

Dagoth Ur

:final questions:
"What are your questions?"

Faern Sargtlin

"What is your plan for the Heart?"

Dagoth Ur

:final questions:
"I will continue to draw divine power from the Heart and distribute it to my kin and followers. I will continue to broadcast divine power upon the blight winds, so that it will touch each soul on Vvardenfell, and then more broadly, across the waters to the rest of Morrowind and Tamriel. In time, every mortal in Tamriel shall feel the liberating contact with the divine."

Faern Sargtlin

"What is your plan for the Sixth House?"

Dagoth Ur

:final questions:
"The Sixth House will serve as the elite cadre of our movement. As cultists evolve through various stages of enlightenment, they will become, as suits their abilities, either holy warriors or priests. Their duty is to prepare themselves for service; their joy and liberation is to enter ever-more-deeply into the profound enlightenment of the divine dreamworld."

Faern Sargtlin

"What is your plan for the Dunmer?"

Dagoth Ur

:final questions:
"I will free the Dunmer from the Imperial yoke, and cast down the false gods of the Temple. I will lead them out of their ancient superstitions, and gift them with intimate knowledge of the divine. Then, perhaps, when Morrowind is once again restored to its ancient glories, it will be time to consider whether the Dunmer should cultivate ambitions of empire."

Faern Sargtlin

"How do you justify your crimes?"

Dagoth Ur

:final questions:
"If, by my crimes, you mean the inevitable suffering and destruction caused by war, then I accept the burden of leadership. The Sixth House cannot be restored without war. Enlightenment cannot grow without the risk of upsetting the tradition-bound and complacent herd. And the mongrel armies of the Empire cannot be expelled from Morrowind without bloodshed. As I have charity and compassion, I grieve. But our mission is just and noble."

Faern Sargtlin

"What happened to the Dwemer?"

Dagoth Ur

:final questions:
"I have no idea what happened to the Dwemer. I have been denied the opportunity to study Wraithguard, and I am not sure how much of Kagrenac's lore was invested in his tools, and how much in his own sorcery and mastery. I have long studied Kagrenac, and have come to admire his wisdom and craft. Someday, after the campaigns of the Sixth House are secure, I hope to have time to dedicate to this mystery."

Faern Sargtlin

"Why are you building Akulakhan?"

Dagoth Ur

:final questions:
"Akulakhan will serve three purposes. First, it will be the champion of my armies, liberating first Vvardenfell, then Morrowind, and then, perhaps the rest of Tamriel. Second, it will serve as a sower and cultivator of the divine substance derived from the Heart. Three, it will serve as the prominent banner and symbol of our cause -- to defy the Empire, to liberate mortals from ancient superstitions, and to glorify our crusade against the gods."

Faern Sargtlin

"I'm finished talking, Defend yourself."
(start fight, defeat Dagoth Ur, he disappears)
(find Heart Ring near the dwemer door to Akulakhan's Chamber)
(enter the Akulakhan's Chamber)

AKULAKHAN'S CHAMBER

Faern Sargtlin

(fight a terrible battle with Dagoth Ur)
(manage to reach Lorkhan's Heart)
(hit with Sunder once, and strike more with Keening until the Heart disappears)
(Dagoth Ur is destroyed with the disappearance of the Heart)
(Akulakhan is destroyed as well)
(go back to Facility Cavern)
(meet the Daedra Prince Azura)

 

Azura

"You no longer bear the burden of prophecy.
You have achieved your destiny.
You are free.
The doomed Dwemer's folly, Lord Dagoth's temptation,
the Tribunal's seduction, the god's heart freed,
the prophecy fulfilled.
All fates sealed and sins redeemed.
If you have pity, mourn the loss, but let the weeping cease.
The Blight is gone, and the sun's golden honey gilds the land.
Hail savior, Hortator, and Nerevarine.
Your people look to you for protection.
Monster and villains great and small still threaten the people of Vvardenfell.
Enemies and evils abound, yet indomitable will might rid Morrowind of all its ills.
For you, our thanks and blessings; our gift and token given.
Come; take this thing from the hand of god.
"

Faern Sargtlin

(take Ring of Azura)
(go out of Dagoth Ur's citadel and find the sky is clear)
(go back to the Palace of Vivec)

PALACE OF VIVEC

Vivec

The blight is gone, and we have survived. Now we must dedicate ourselves to rebuilding the Temple. And you must dedicate yourself to your responsibilities as Protector of Morrowind.

:we have survive:
We have lost our divine powers, but not altogether. Some token of the people's faith remains, and we shall dedicate it to rebuilding the Temple. Now that Dagoth Ur is gone, we can turn our energies to the more humble needs of the people. It is good, honest work, and I believe there is redemption in it.

:rebuilding the Temple:
There are still issues to be resolved between the Temple and the Dissident Priests. And now that our greatest enemy is gone, we must reorganize the Temple to meet the needs of the people. We have less need of Ordinators, for example, and greater need of priests and healers and teachers. And we must find time to mourn and honor the dead.

:Protector of Morrowind:
There is much to do. You still have Kagrenac's Tools, potent weapons, and the wit and experience of a proven hero. The Tribunal and the Temple are happy to yield to you the duties of fighting the enemies of Morrowind.

END OF VVARDENFELL CHAPTER