Battling the King of Gnolls

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Battling the King of Gnolls Req. Level:
You must have completed the story "Black Fur, Red Fur".
Marrec (NPC).png Ceara (NPC).png
Starts with Marrec Ends with Ceara
Steps to Completing:
1. Talk to Marrec at the Mercenary Outpost.
2. Complete Gnoll King, Ruler of the Ruins [Req. Lvl 37.]
3. Talk to Ceara at the Mercenary Outpost.
Chest (Icon).pngReward 2,500 Gold (Icon).png 12,900 Experience (Icon).png 0 Ability Point (Icon).png
Stories Unlocked:
Story Dialogue
Go back to the Mercenary Outpost and share what Kirstie has found out about the gnolls.
Marrec (NPC Icon).png Marrec

...

Ceara just updated on the situation...
We know what the document says.

"The chief that opposed us has been killed...by a human, no less.
The remaining gnolls have united and agreed to join you.

"Our main forces have congregated in the Ruins of Sanctity to
prepare to attack. Rampage will lead them to the prairie.

"I will lead the rest to join them after sealing the Ruins of
Sanctity. The entire gnoll race vows complete loyalty to Shakarr."

And it's signed by Gnoll King Black Scar, no less.
This is terrible news indeed.

That human he's talking about is you, <Lann>. This could mean
trouble.

Marrec (NPC Icon).png Marrec

(Marrec snorts.)
That's why you left the investigation up to US, isn't it?

You didn't want to get your hands dirty. Good thing, too.
Everything you touch turns to--

Aodhan (NPC Icon).png Aodhan

Marrec, that's enough. Let's focus on the task at hand.
Understood?

Now, that gnoll king's second that <Lann> fought
was Rampage, I expect.

Since the main commander was still in the Ruins of Sanctity, the
main forces probably haven't headed to the prairie yet.

Gwynn (NPC Icon).png Gwynn

And we should be grateful for that. Our fears have come to pass.
The gnolls have joined the Fomors...

(Gwynn nods at Aodhan.)
Captain, gather your men.

Aodhan (NPC Icon).png Aodhan

Gwynn... You're not thinking of heading to the Ruins of Sanctity,
are you? The Royal Army will--

Gwynn (NPC Icon).png Gwynn

(Gwynn silences him with a swift motion of her hand.)
I know what the Royal Army will do when they find out, Captain.

But this is my mess to clean up, and clean it I will.

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You received information on Battle: [[Discover battle::Gnoll King, Ruler of the Ruins|Gnoll King, Ruler of the Ruins]].
Gwynn (NPC Icon).png Gwynn

This will not be an easy operation. Until now, no army has dared to
venture into the Ruins of Sanctity.

Stay alert. Watch the backs of your allies. Make sure each enemy
you encounter is eliminated before you move on.

The paths are treacherous. Watch your footing. Do not assume
your back is safe because it is to a wall. Things may jump at you.

Our objective is to efficiently and stealthily eliminate the gnoll
king. Minimizing casualities is a priority.

Marrec, take the juniors and scout. Identify the gnoll's
movements and pass that information along.

Captain Aodhan, you will join me. We will distract and divide
the gnoll's main forces.

<Lann>, you will be spearheading the main mission. Defeat the
gnoll king.

Now, troops, stay sharp and return in one piece. That is all. Now,
head out!

{Optional: Talk to Marrec again.)
Marrec (NPC Icon).png Marrec

This battle will be tough...

Be prepared before heading out.

Complete Gnoll King, Ruler of the Ruins and return to the Mercenary Outpost.
Ceara (NPC Icon).png Ceara

I hope everyone makes it back safely. Where ARE they?

<Lann>! Marrec! Everyone made it back safely!

Marrec (NPC Icon).png Marrec

Looks like everyone has returned safely.

Gwynn (NPC Icon).png Gwynn

Luck was on our side. We found Black Scar without encountering
their main forces.

While we didn't kill him, Black Scar has lost credibility among
his people. The remaining gnolls will likely hide in the ruins.

We have successfully averted this crisis. Good work, everyone.
And well done, <Lann>.

I will reward you for your work.

You will now be able to carry one additional item into battle.
You've earned it.

Marrec (NPC Icon).png Marrec

Gwynn! Our scouts have sent a message! They've spotted a giant
black gnoll captaining a ship!

But the ship was manned by gnoll archers, so our scouts
couldn't follow. They lost sight of the ship...

Gwynn (NPC Icon).png Gwynn

Can't get even a moment of peace around here...

Marrec (NPC Icon).png Marrec

It's obvious where they went. The prairie! We must give chase! As
soon as the Blades are mobilized, let's--

Aodhan (NPC Icon).png Aodhan

Hold on a minute, Marrec. I don't think things are that simple.
What is your assessment, Gwynn?

Gwynn (NPC Icon).png Gwynn

We cannot head to the prairie. We have no proof that's where
Black Scar's ship went.

Marrec (NPC Icon).png Marrec

What are you talking about? Where else would he go? That's
where half his troops are!

Gwynn (NPC Icon).png Gwynn

So you assume. However, the situation at Fobellow Prairie
is...delicate.

We won't be given permission to venture there unless we have
definite proof that's where Black Scar wen. [sic]

Kirstie (NPC Icon).png Kirstie

If you had that proof? What then?

Gwynn (NPC Icon).png Gwynn

(Gwynn frowns.)
Who are you? Identify yourself.

Kirstie (NPC Icon).png Kirstie

My name is Kirstie. I am a hunter. You approached me about that
document earlier...

Gwynn (NPC Icon).png Gwynn

Talk to me about that proof you mentioned.

Kirstie (NPC Icon).png Kirstie

(Kirstie nods.)
It was when I was investigating the Ruins of Sanctity earlier...

<Lann> provided a distraction for me. Deep in the ruins, I heard
two chief gnolls talking... Then Black Scar appeared.

I couldn't understand everything they said. They spoke in both
Gnollish and the Fomorian tongue...

But it seemed like they were talking strategy. Afterwards, Black
Scar handed each chief a map.

He told them to meet at the location indicated on the map,
should anything go awry. Which apparently, it has.

Gwynn (NPC Icon).png Gwynn

(Gwynn narrows her eyes.)
I see. But let me ask you this.

You've chosen to ally with the gnolls instead of the Royal Army.
Why are you telling us how to kill Black Scar?

Kirstie (NPC Icon).png Kirstie

(Kirstie closes her eyes.)
No good will come from this war between Fomors and humans.

This war has no end. If the gnolls get involved, they'll be
annihilated. I have no wish to see that happen.

Better for them to lose their leader and flee to the ruins, where
they will be hidden...and safe.

Gwynn (NPC Icon).png Gwynn

(Gwynn raises an eyebrow.)
This was has no end, hmm? Is that what you believe?

(Gwynn turns to Aodhan.)
Well, Captain. Can this huntress be trusted.

Aodhan (NPC Icon).png Aodhan

Kirstie would not needlessly endanger us. I believe her.

Gwynn (NPC Icon).png Gwynn

(Gwynn nods and turns back to Kirstie.)
Very well, we will follow your advice, huntress.

Do you perchance know the name of the two chief gnolls you
overheard?

Kirstie (NPC Icon).png Kirstie

Yes. They are called Rampage and Dim Gray.

Gwynn (NPC Icon).png Gwynn

I appreciate the information.

(Gwynn turns to the mercenaries.)
Did you all hear that? We need to find those maps.

After that, it's only a matter of time before we track down Black
Scar and eliminate him.

For now, our targets are Rampage and Dim Gray. Defeat them
and bring back their maps.

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