Prologue

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Near the Weathered Bell Tower[edit | edit source]

The Prologue serves as the introduction and tutorial to Vindictus. A player will start the Prologue immediately after they create a new character. Tips will also be shown helping to explain the game's controls. The Prologue may be skipped at any time by pressing ESC.

The player will not take damage from enemy attacks during the Prologue, nor will the enemies attack while on the 1st floor and special kills performed during the Prologue do not count towards Titles.

There are 4 floors to the bell tower (not including the roof) and each floor contains smaller sized veteran gnolls that have a hit point handicap.

Steps[edit | edit source]

  • Watch the introduction cinematic.
  • Defeat the Gnolls and move up through the weathered bell tower.
  • Carry Tieve after she is knocked out by falling debris. The player can still attack enemies while carrying Tieve.
  • Reach the roof of the bell tower.
  • Defeat the possessed Giant Spider.
  • Watch the opening credits (can be skipped by pressing ESC).
  • Talk with Tieve at the Inn.
  • Enter Character Creation to customize the character's appearance.
  • Enter Colhen and start the story Marrec and the Crimson Blades.


Story Dialogue
During the introductory movie:

Mercenaries are moving several ballistae into position.

Marrec (NPC Icon).png Marrec

Get it together, rookie.


A giant spider smashes into the bell tower wall.

Marrec (NPC Icon).png Marrec

Hey, what the hell is going on!?

Aodhan (NPC Icon).png Aodhan

We got him cornered.
Ready the ballistae.

Marrec (NPC Icon).png Marrec

Blades, advance!

Mercenaries

Yes sir!


The giant spider then begins climbing the nearby bell tower, destroying it in the process.

Mercenary

He's climbing the bell tower!

Aodhan (NPC Icon).png Aodhan

Load ballistae!

Marrec (NPC Icon).png Marrec

Captain, the tower will collapse if we fire right now.

Aodhan (NPC Icon).png Aodhan

Doesn't matter.
Prepare to fire!


Tieve runs in front of a ballista.

Tieve (NPC Icon).png Tieve

Stop!!

Aodhan (NPC Icon).png Aodhan

Stop! Hold!

Marrec (NPC Icon).png Marrec

Hold fire!

Mercenaries

Hold fire!

Marrec (NPC Icon).png Marrec

Tieve, it's dangerous! Move out of the way!

Aodhan (NPC Icon).png Aodhan

Tieve, what are you doing?

Tieve (NPC Icon).png Tieve

Aodhan. Please give me some time.
He's not usually this violent.
I'll talk to him.

Aodhan (NPC Icon).png Aodhan

People's lives are in danger.
That's no longer the town's guardian.
It's just a monster. Move aside!

Tieve (NPC Icon).png Tieve

But... *sighs*

Aodhan (NPC Icon).png Aodhan

Let us handle this. Reload ballistae!

Mercenaries

Reload!


Tieve runs in front of the ballista once more.

Marrec (NPC Icon).png Marrec

Oracle, we don't have much time!

Tieve (NPC Icon).png Tieve

Marrec, don't you trust me?
I must go up there!
He's frightened.
He's terrified.
I can hear his voice...


Aodhan sighs.

Aodhan (NPC Icon).png Aodhan

All right. But I go with you.
Marrec, grab some men and follow.

Marrec (NPC Icon).png Marrec

Yes, sir. Follow the captain!

Mercenaries

Yes sir!


The player, Aodhan, several mercenaries, and Tieve enter the tower.

Aodhan (NPC Icon).png Aodhan

Wait! Don't move!
A Fomorian Emblem...
What is this doing here?


Tieve screams.

Mercenaries

Ambush! Prepare for battle!


Several gnolls ambush the mercenaries, incapacitating everyone except the player and Tieve.

Marrec (NPC Icon).png Marrec

Rookie, protect the Oracle.

Once the player reaches the top of the bell tower:

The giant spider is waiting at the top. Tieve runs up to it and silently communicates with it.

Tieve (NPC Icon).png Tieve

It's all right now.


The giant spider breathes heavily, struggling to maintain control.

Tieve (NPC Icon).png Tieve

It's all right.
Shhhh.
You'll be fine.
Why did you attack?
Tell me.
Why were you so scared?
Who did what?
Who?


The Fomorian Emblem re-appears on the spider's head and it resumes attacking. The player begins combat with the spider. After fighting for a short amount of time, the ballista attacks commence.


The ballistae pin the spider to the ground, and it struggles to escape. It climbs to the very top of the bell tower, which collapses. The spider falls near the player, and the giant bell falls on top of it, crushing it. As it dies, Tieve runs up to it.

Tieve (NPC Icon).png Tieve

Nooooo!
Please...
Are you hurt? Hang on. I'll get you out.
Please...
I'm sorry. I'm so sorry...


The scene zooms back and a mysterious white robed man was eying the events. He simply leaves at the sight of the dead spider.
The introductory movie ends and the opening credits roll.

After the introductory movie:
Tieve (NPC Icon).png Tieve

You're awake.
Yesterday, at the Bell Tower...

(Tieve looks away, her eyes full of tears.)
I...I didn't have the chance to thank you.

It's because of you I'm even alive.
And yet, I wish...

(Tieve shakes her head gently)
Never mind that. Please, what is your name?


Screen fades to the Character Creation screen.

After Character Creation:
Tieve (NPC Icon).png Tieve

(Tieve takes your hand and looks earnestly into your eyes.)
<Vella>. Thank you. For yesterday.

(Tieve lets your hand drop.)
I only wish I could've saved him, too...

(You ask who she means, and she looks started.)

Why, the spider, of course. Who else?

(Tieve walks toward the window and looks out.)

He didn't mean to, you know. He's not usually like that.
But he was scared. There's an evil taking hold of the land.

I...I don't quite understand it. Yet I feel as if I should.
(Tieve's voice sounds pained.)

(Tieve turns from the window.)
I almost forgot! You're wanted at the Mercenary Outpost.

I have duties to perform as well. The townspeople
must be rattled from yesterday. I must attend to them.

Find Marrec at the Mercenary Outpost. He is...
He is a sub-captain or assistant leader or veteran or--

(Tieve looks overwhelmed as she tries to remember.)
In any case, he is a member of the Crimson Blade mercenaries.

Please, go find him.

(Tieve starts to gather her stuff together,
but turns back to you.)

<Vella>. Whatever happens, stay safe.
Please...