The Pontiff

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The Pontiff Req. Level:
You must have completed the story "Ambush (Story)".
Gilliam (NPC).png Riordan (NPC).png
Starts with Gilliam Ends with Riordan
Steps to Completing:
1. Talk to Gilliam at the Cathedral.
2. Talk to Gwynn at the Royal Army Base.
3. Talk to Riordan at the Royal Army Base.
Chest (Icon).pngReward 8000 Gold (Icon).png 71200 Experience (Icon).png 0 Ability Point (Icon).png
Stories Unlocked:



Story Dialogue
Gilliam has something to say. Go to the Cathedral.
Gwynn (NPC Icon).png Gwynn

You asked for me?

Gilliam (NPC Icon).png Gilliam

I did, and you responded slowly enough. Hmph. Aren't soldiers supposed to be timely?

Laurys (NPC Icon).png Laurys

Why all the criticism, Gilliam? Please, call my rescuer forward.

Gilliam (NPC Icon).png Gilliam

I apologize, Pontiff.

(With a jerk of his arm, Gilliam summons you forward and gives the Pontiff your name.)

Laurys (NPC Icon).png Laurys

(The Pontiff smiles warmly at you.)
Firstly, allow me to apologize.

I was too weary to thank you yesterday. It is because of you that I am even alive.

(The Pontiff turns to Gwynn.)
Are you <Arisha>'s superior?

Gwynn (NPC Icon).png Gwynn

(Gwynn nods curtly.)
I am.

Laurys (NPC Icon).png Laurys

Then I suppose <Arisha> is a soldier in the Royal Army?

Gilliam (NPC Icon).png Gilliam

Not just yet. <Arisha> is still a Royal Army cadet.

Laurys (NPC Icon).png Laurys

A cadet? What I witnessed yesterday were the skills of a mere cadet? No, no, I don't think this will do.

(The Pontiff turns back to you.)
<Arisha>...

Effective immediately, I would like to appoint you as my soldier bodyguard.

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You received the title: Soldier Guardian.
Gilliam (NPC Icon).png Gilliam

Pontiff! Are you certain? <Arisha> is just barely a cadet!

Laurys (NPC Icon).png Laurys

(The Pontiff raises a hand to quiet the man.)
That cadet is the reason I am here today.

(He turns to Gwynn.)
Please see that <Arisha> receives adequate recognition.

Gwynn (NPC Icon).png Gwynn

Yes, sir.

Laurys (NPC Icon).png Laurys

Very good. Now, I feel the need to return to my chambers. The events of yesterday have exhausted me.


(The Pontiff walks tiredly away.)

Gilliam (NPC Icon).png Gilliam

(Gilliam sniffs at you.)
Don't get ahead of yourself, now.

Just because the Pontiff declared you a soldier bodyguard does not make you a true soldier.

It was all for show. It doesn't mean anything.
How could the Pontiff just--


(Too upset to finish his sentence, Gilliam turns on his heels and stalks away.)

Gwynn (NPC Icon).png Gwynn

Bah, don't let Gilliam get you down.
You've earned your new title.

But he's right in that you'll have to work even harder
to be offcially promoted to soldier.

Let's head back to the base. I think Keaghan has new orders for us.

Talk to Gwynn at the Royal Army Base.
Gwynn (NPC Icon).png Gwynn

I'm back.

Keaghan (NPC Icon).png Keaghan

Excellent. A citizen has reported seeing a Lizardman. We need investigate [sic] this matter more closely.

Riordan (NPC Icon).png Riordan

And where do you intend to conduct this investigation?

Keaghan (NPC Icon).png Keaghan

Beneath Rocheste.

Riordan (NPC Icon).png Riordan

In the sewers?
You cannot be serious!

Are you suggesting that our enemies were hiding literally beneath our very noses this entire time?

Keaghan (NPC Icon).png Keaghan

I am not suggesting anything.
We are simply investigating.

Come, let us waste no more words and head out.

Riordan (NPC Icon).png Riordan

Wait, if you please. Pray tell, who made the report?

Keaghan (NPC Icon).png Keaghan

I have said already. A citizen of Rocheste.

Riordan (NPC Icon).png Riordan

Which citizen, if you don't mind?

Keaghan (NPC Icon).png Keaghan

The beggar who asks for alms on the path to the Magician's Guild. What does it matter?

Riordan (NPC Icon).png Riordan

(Riordan's eyes widen.)
You are mobilizing an entire army...

Upon the words of a mere beggar?

Keaghan (NPC Icon).png Keaghan

Sometimes, it is the poor who are the most honest.
Come, let us not waste any more time.

Prepare to move out.

Riordan (NPC Icon).png Riordan

....

Talk to Riordan at the Royal Army Base.
Riordan (NPC Icon).png Riordan

To mobilize an entire army on such an unreliable report...

Gwynn (NPC Icon).png Gwynn

I beg your pardon? Someone reliable? What have I missed?

Riordan (NPC Icon).png Riordan

(Riordan wrinkles his nose in disdain.)
I am talking about our high commander.

He doesn't not [sic] screen his sources. If someone reliable
claimed they saw a Lizardman, then sure, we should take action.

But a beggar? One who does not find shame in begging for a living? No, no. I do not like this at all.

Gwynn (NPC Icon).png Gwynn

I see. Very well. I shall have <Arisha> investigate the matter, then.

Riordan (NPC Icon).png Riordan

Hmph, <Arisha> is barely more reliable than a beggar. But very well. It's better than nothing, I suppose.

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You learned the Story: [[Learn story::A Beggar's Report|A Beggar's Report]].
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Reward: You have received 71200 EXP.
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Reward: 8000 gold