If Freeport, Liberty, Urk-Daonassar, and ultimately, Dragon Mountains area would be available...

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I would love it if you could get these quests:

Remember Therod Nom? This guy is making a crazy bet, again. He bet he would beat the infamous Synrath Stonehorn (a new Minotaur NPC) from Liberty, a rather smart but powerful minotaur, who is known as the champion of arm-wrestling contest in all Varannar. You will challenge him, must have the STR 4 check to win, and will receive Admantite Greataxe (can be crafted by Xnaurl Steelbringer, another new NPC) as well as huge reputation boost in Liberty. This will unlock the "Muscles of Iron, Bones of Steel" Achievement. The Admantite Greataxe would be a proof for beating Synrath in arm-wrestling contest, and Therod Nom would pay you 5.000 Gold for it. But here's a twist: you may refuse to give the greataxe, Therod Nom would say he would pay more (7.000 Gold), and more gold (7.500 Gold) + his special necklace which he believed worthless (A necklace with +2 Per). Refusing it would lead Therod Nom hostile, and killing him would enable you to loot: Bluesteel Sword, a Necklace, and 10.000 Gold, but minus 10 reputation on Varsilia.

Unlockable after completing A Dangerous Bet. After defeating Synrath in an arm-wrestling contest, you will have a chat with him and he will reveal that he was a warrior blacksmith who managed to escape from the Ashen Wastes before he went insane. He would ask you escort him to Maze of Lamth where King M'Dmoo resides, and King M'Dmoo would welcome him warmly. He would reward you with Ashen Chestplate, an armor he used to wear. You, the developers, are free to make him a merchant NPC, or a special NPC that builds equipment (preferably Ashen equipment) the same way Stridsibum does.

Upon arriving on Freeport, you will hear rumors from civilians about a thief and his monkey. Once you arrived in a jungle area between Liberty and Urk-Daonassar, you will encounter a monkey stealing bananas from some Kurg apes. This will be the first time you saw some friendly Kurg apes. A distinguishable Kurg ape by the name of Harock (a Kurg NPC) will ask you to take the banana back from the monkey. Depending on your method, the fastest way is to steal the bananas from the monkey with your agility, which requires you to have AGI 4 check. This will also unlock the "I Could Steal Even From Lupin!" achievement. Alternatively, you may want to set a trap to the monkey which makes the monkey companion, Aldin (another new NPC, and yeah, you already know where this name comes from) aggressive on his dialogue (not hostile), or confront Aldin somewhere between Freeport and Liberty to have his companion to behave. Either way, after returning the bananas, you will be rewarded by Harock, and choose between a Mace (a superior version of Bone Mace) or a Maul (a superior version of Bone Maul).

Unlockable after completing Monkey Thief without making Aldin hostile, if aggressive, you can either pay him or do this quest, though you will end up doing this easy quest either way. Aldin will reveal that he used to be from New Garand farms, and reveal that he has a crush, someone who he never had the chance to confess his feeling to. He also revealed that he was one of volunteers of Royal Loreseekers in locating the Mathrisian Codex, but unlike other volunteers, he somehow ended up in the Orc Kingdom. His crush was none other than Elisse Urhad. If you tell Elisse about Aldin, who, in fact, also has feeling for him and is waiting for his return, she will ask you to tell Aldin to return as she is waiting for him. Once you tell Aldin about this, he will tell you that he and his monkey companion will retire as thieves duo, and become the guardian of New Garand farmlands. He will also reward you with a special ring he used for trading. (A ring with Gossip III)

I will write more of this. You may give your critics or suggestions until then.

MOD NOTE: Added spoiler tags to break up post. Using spoiler tags to break up posts improves the organization and readability of the forum.
 
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@Xen She is simply my favorite because of her personality alone. I couldn't even care less whatever her class is. I like Gris and Adaon, too, but Hirge's commentary on things can be viewed either hilarious or cute.
Your quests about the orcs of Urk-Daonassar may be good, but it's too early to know what the orc realm will be like.
It could be that they are really friendly and that David can add his mission or something similar in the future. But it could also be that they are just as hostile to our character as the orcs that attack the realm of varsilia (perhaps they are directly involved in this), and that David is planning a mission to invade that city and end the threat of the orcs of a once and for all.
Personally, I have a theory that the orcs are allies of Mercia and that together they are trying to weaken Varsilia. I reinforce this idea by the fact that the two kingdoms are very close, they use slaves and that we are not given any mission that involves killing the orcs in Mercian territory. It may be that I am right, but it may also be that I am talking nonsense.
We'll never know what's going to happen in that place until the day it's added to the game.
 

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Your quests about the orcs of Urk-Daonassar may be good, but it's too early to know what the orc realm will be like.
It could be that they are really friendly and that David can add his mission or something similar in the future. But it could also be that they are just as hostile to our character as the orcs that attack the realm of varsilia (perhaps they are directly involved in this), and that David is planning a mission to invade that city and end the threat of the orcs of a once and for all.
Personally, I have a theory that the orcs are allies of Mercia and that together they are trying to weaken Varsilia. I reinforce this idea by the fact that the two kingdoms are very close, they use slaves and that we are not given any mission that involves killing the orcs in Mercian territory. It may be that I am right, but it may also be that I am talking nonsense.
We'll never know what's going to happen in that place until the day it's added to the game.
There are three types of fiction handling Orcs in their fantasy stories:
1. The Lord of the Ring/the Hobbit type, the type I personally hate. The Orc is absolutely the enemy to mankind AND elfkind, despite orc itself is, according to Tolkien himself, is an elf kind.
2. The Warcraft type. The Orc is the enemy of the Mankind, but so are the Elf, and of course, the Undead. At some point, though, the Human, the Orc, and the Elf work together to fight an even more dangerous enemy. After the enemy was defeated, all three of them, especially human and orc, go back being hostile against one another, but some humans, orcs, and elves are still at peace.
3. The Elder Scrolls type, my most favorite. The Orc is just like any other race in Elder Scrolls universe; they can be roamer in one province of Tamriel, local citizens of the city's province, or a member of powerful provincial group. Meanwhile, the Orc can be a bandit (sometimes even the leader), a mercenary, or just a random enemy looking for an honorable death.

Which of these types will David handle the Orcs of Varannar? I really hope the Elder Scrolls one, but since there literally is an Orc-slayer attribute to weapons, I can see it's either going to be the LOTR/Hobbit type or the Warcraft type.

My personal headcanon about Liberty is it's a city where different races are gathering; human, varannar, orc, minotaur, centaur (if we'll have centaur, that is), rexadon, batrax (my headcanon says they are from the Serpent Island, but we ain't sure if this is nonsense), troll, giant (the wild ones we see on random encounter? They could probably try to get to Liberty) and even goblin. We think Friguld is the most chaotic city with Outlaws roaming the city. Liberty would be even much more chaotic; all those races would constantly fight one another to either a pulp or death in some certain spots in the city, and there is literally no guard there to stop them. Beware, as some of these fools would also try to attack you. On the other hand, there are some people among those races who are just minding their own businesses like selling things or providing service to either local citizens or travelers, who are there for nothing but coins or signature items of different races that they can sell in their homeland for a bigger price. One thing for sure, they all go to Liberty for either business or to challenge the infamous Synrath Stonehorn, but mostly for business.

Also, yes, I like the theory of Mercia and Urk-Daonassar being possible allies. That's an excellent observation, actually. You see human and varannar, but not orcs. And Mercia seems to care more about deserters, varannars, and escaping slaves while orcs are literally much closer to them. I also like the idea of invading the Orc Kingdom, but if we are to have a quest to invade Urk-Daonassar, possibly exterminating all orcs in Varannar, we should also have a quest to invade Mercia, or maybe just overthrow the current Mercian Emperor.

Anyway, since there is an Orc-slayer weapon attribute, I wish we also have Man-slayer weapon attribute in the future, and we can find such weapons in the vicinity of the Orc Kingdom, wielded by bandit orcs or legionnaire orc.
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Alright. Another Guild Quest. This time, it's the Seventh House. This might sound disappointing, but the Seventh House NPC is not the leader of the Seventh House.

- Thieves to catch Thieves, Tricksters to trick Tricksters
To unlock this quest, you must be at least level 18, and level 25 would somehow make this level seems easier. Somewhere in Freeport, you will find Marina (A new human NPC), who looks like a normal citizen, but will recognize you as a member of the Seventh House. She told you about a some treasures worth looting, but it belongs to a powerful band of outlaws who deserted the Mercian empire. The treasures are stashed in the band's hideout, in a certain cave. Marina will say the treasures are worth stealing, but she prefers to have it without having to deal with the outlaws, thus; you are there to lure out the outlaws. If your companion is Adaon, he will doubt whether to trust Marina or not, but will agree to whatever decision you would choose. If it's Hirge, she will be conflicted whether to agree or disagree; on one hand, you are fighting against the outlaws, but on the other hand, you are stealing from them. Either way, you will agree and then go to the cave, and Marina will come along with your party. You'll be fighting some outlaws outside the cave. When you are inside the cave, you will see nobody, and before you get into the treasury room, your companion will say:
Grissenda: Why is there nobody here? I have a bad feeling about this.
Adaon: There is nobody here. Is this that woman's trap?
Hirge: Why is there nobody here? This must be a trap.
At the treasury room, you will see Marina trapped inside the treasure room with no way out except to lift the iron bars. You will have to find the switch opening the bars. In fact, there are two levers that must be pulled simultaneously, and the levers can be seen across one another. On the left lever, you will see around 100 outlaws who are somehow imprisoned, and to the right is a suspiciously empty room. You will ask your companion to pull it together, and you will choose the left lever. Once you and your companion pull the lever, the 100 outlaws will be freed and the leader will say:
The Leader: Aah, yes! Why, thank you for freeing us. I could have gone out and freed all my men myself, but thanks for making it faster. Those goblins are much more schemingly crafty than we thought.
You: What? The goblins?
The Leader: Yes, they tricked us all to get into this room that used to be a prison room, and locked us up here!
From a far, you will hear your companion saying:
Grissenda: It's a trap! The goblins are launching a surprise attack from that empty room!
Adaon: It's a trap! Huh, I knew goblins are cunning, but this is surprising!
Hirge: It's a trap! Foul beasts! I shall put a stop to you and your deceitful minds!
The Leader: I'm pretty sure you come here to take our treasure. I'm sorry, my friend, but no one comes to this place and returns alive. I know you have saved us and all, but I could have saved us all myself. You are trapped in here with us, no hard feelings.
You: Hmpf, I'm trapped in here with you? YOU are trapped in here with me!
Killing all these bandits will unlock the achievement: "100 Men-slayer: You really have the guts to kill all those 100 men single-handedly, don't you?" And then, you will help your companion killing all the goblins, and then get back to Marina. You will tell Marina about the goblins tricking all those outlaws, and then tell Marina that you killed those 100 outlaws all by yourself. She will return to Freeport, and talk to her again for the rewards. She will reward you with: Ancient Tolassian Tome, Legion Breastplate, Legion Leggings, Assassin's Hood, Assassin's Leggings, and 5.000 Gold. With PER 3 check, you can ask her for higher gold rewards because you had to kill 100 men and some goblins, and she will give you additional 5.000 Gold. This quest will give you +15 Reputation for Freeport, +5 Reputation for Mercia, and +10 Reputation for the Seventh House.
 
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It is said in the Wiki that Thelume is human-like and talk as we do.
Is it possible that Thelume was Muud'ari such as ourselves? Muud'ari was human-like, but not really human.
Or maybe an elf? Elf-kind is known to be intelligent, some are also known to be wise. The thing is, though, we never see even just one elf in this game.
Or maybe an orc? Thrall/Go'el from Warcraft is one of orc characters that I know to be kinda wise, so perhaps, Thelume the Wise could actually be an orc. If so, I wish Thelume would be modeled after Durotan.
Or maybe a varannar? Hell, my other headcanon says Thelume is actually the younger brother of Orogg who wish to stop his sister's madness.
Or maybe a Swamp Donkey troll? Unlikely.
Or maybe a centaur or minotaur? Centaur is also known for their wisdom. Minotaur may be brute, but some of them are actually wise.

I kinda wish Thelume is either orc or varannar, but most likely varannar. What do you guys think?
 

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I kinda wish Thelume is either orc or varannar, but most likely varannar. What do you guys think?
I am inclined to think Thelume is impiri, along with the other 2, since there is no evidence of orc relations in the empire, I also don't think he's muud because the muud' ari were busy trying to open the deep gate. I also think the orcs are natives of the island, and are just as old as the varranari.
 
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It is said in the Wiki that Thelume is human-like and talk as we do.
Is it possible that Thelume was Muud'ari such as ourselves? Muud'ari was human-like, but not really human.
Or maybe an elf? Elf-kind is known to be intelligent, some are also known to be wise. The thing is, though, we never see even just one elf in this game.
Or maybe an orc? Thrall/Go'el from Warcraft is one of orc characters that I know to be kinda wise, so perhaps, Thelume the Wise could actually be an orc. If so, I wish Thelume would be modeled after Durotan.
Or maybe a varannar? Hell, my other headcanon says Thelume is actually the younger brother of Orogg who wish to stop his sister's madness.
Or maybe a Swamp Donkey troll? Unlikely.
Or maybe a centaur or minotaur? Centaur is also known for their wisdom. Minotaur may be brute, but some of them are actually wise.

I kinda wish Thelume is either orc or varannar, but most likely varannar. What do you guys think?
In the third vision of the altar in the Nivarian library, we see three men and a woman arguing and separating, and it is confirmed that it is Tol and the three, and this moment is the breaking of the Nivarian gods, just as Brother De Frere told us in icemist. So yes, I think they're human, plus impiri descendants of the inhabitants of the City of the Ancients below the lannegar mine.
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Maybe one day we can meet the three of them. Arbenos the warrior must be meditating somewhere in the thyr mountains, Nivaria the merciful may appear near Lake Nivar in disguise and give us a certain quest and then reveal himself as the goddess to us in the end (this can be a great one idea for a future quest with the hirge), and Thelume the Wise can be found in the Crystal Temple.
 
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@IAmOdie but Thelume is actually human-like and by that, it means he's more likely to be a Muud'ari than an Orc. I don't know for certain because...

their power as The Three came from a mysteriously divine object called "Numina Stones"
 

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@Paralelepipedo1234 Arbenos, Nivaria, and Tol, yes, they are human. Thelume? He is said to be human-like. Impiri is actually Imperial, yes?

I somehow think we will be able to either walk on the surface of water at one point so we can travel to the Isle of Serpents, the Isle southeast to Port Malan (where you would possibly see the Ursan civilization), and Lake Nivar. In Lake Nivar, you will be given quest directly by Lady Nivaria herself.

Hell, I actually want this:
- Arbenos will give you a quest which will also be the final companion quest for Grissenda.
- Nivaria will give you a quest which will also be the final companion quest for Hirge.
- Thelume will give you a quest which will also be the final companion quest for Adaon.

Arbenos and Grissenda are both warriors with some sense of justice. Hirge is basically a direct descendance of Nivaria. But can any one here can somehow find even just a little bit of connection between Adaon and Thelume?
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@Xen Yes! Exactly what I'm thinking. While I want him to be either Orc or especially Varannar, the chance of him being Muud'ari is much bigger.
 

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I finally finished writing Adaon's quest. Anyway, here's a possible dialogue between Adaon and Aldin should you confront Aldin for the first time and Adaon is your companion:

Aldin: Are you... Adaon? Man, oh, man, who would have thought our puny thief looks more powerful now. I almost don't recognize you.
Adaon: I knew I have seen that monkey somewhere. Oh, wait, YOU are Aldin? I almost thought the monkey IS Aldin.
Aldin: Heh, good to see you, too, old friend.
Adaon: Yeah, good to see you alive and, well, stealing.

I'm not sure you guys would like my version of Adaon's origin, or his Companion Quest. But here it is:

To start this quest, you must have Adaon as your companion (no, no duh this time), completed Trial and Error and A Mad Wizard without resorting to violence towards Janod. Adaon will say this right after you step foot into Freeport:

Adaon: So here we are, Freeport, the worst among the worst places in Varannar, the worst among the worst slums, and the place where you should REALLY be careful and to always watch your back. Otherwise, your precious belongings like gold, trinkets, or even equipments like fancy jewelries or rings would be the local thieves' target to steal and...
Just after Adaon says 'target', a thief steals your gold. You lost all your gold.
Adaon: ...aaaaaand it's gone.
You: This is not the time for idle chats! Let's get that damn thief!
Adaon: Don't worry. He should be hiding around here. Maybe around the inn.
*Quest Starts, and at this point, you can not make Adaon leave the party*

You will find the thief hiding around the inn.
Thief: Wha- What?! How did you... He-hey, look, sir, I'm-I'm sorry for stealing your gold, okay? Here, you can have the gold! Please don't hurt me!
Adaon: Yeah, right, you will give us back our gold, AND your stolen gold.
You:
a. Just let him be, Adaon.
b. Yeah, fork all your gold to us. Now!
Thief:
a. Ye-yes! Listen to the good man, sir. (To Adaon) A-alright, I-I'm sorry for bothering you gentlemen.
b. No, please! You are the first person I stole from today!
Adaon:
a. Yeah, we forgive you for stealing, but who ever said that we allow you to go? Tell me: Who are you working for now?
b. Yeah? How about the money you stole yesterday? Or days before yesterday? Didn't you save the money or you spend all of them right away? OR you actually give most of them to your boss. Tell me: Who are you working for now?
Robbers: Whom he is working with is not your business, outsider!
Adaon: Aah, lookie here, my friend. Now, we have more friend to ask some money for.
Robber A: It's... It's the nephew of Bagadar! Bagadar the Swift!
Robber B: Bagadar?! That Bagadar?! Oh, shoot!
Thief: Let's get out of here!
Adaon: Oh, no, you don't... (Adaon will run into the Freeport Slums, leaving you alone)
You: Adaon! Wait! He's gone... Ah, well, at least I got my gold back. But I better catch up with Adaon!

From distance, you'll see a mysterious man carefully watching a man that looks like a bandit leader from a far. Suddenly, you see right before your eyes that the mysterious man killed the bandit leader, though the death seems totally like an accident instead of an assassination, but you definitely know that the mysterious man was the killer. You see a stone from a building fell right above the bandit's head. The bandit leader's death has caused a scene to Freeport. Once you get close into the scene, you will see Adaon and say:
You: There you are, Adaon... Did you catch those robbers? Wait... You're not Adaon. Adaon has no beards.
Man: Yeah, I'm sorry to disappoint you, but I'm not Adaon. He must be my twin or some sorts if you thought I was him. *chuckle*
You: O-oh, looks like I got the wrong person. But, yes, you do look like my witty and sarcastic companion. Perhaps, you two do know each other?
Man: Haha, maybe yes, maybe no.
You: Not to sound rude, but you also look older than him. Silly me for thinking you were him. My apologies, sir.
Man: Yeah, silly you. I must be more handsome than him, too. Just look at this majestic beards.
You: Heh, now that I think of it, yes, you ARE more handsome than him. Anyway, I'm looking for my companion, if you'll excuse me.
Man: Sure. Good luck, young one. (Leave)
You: (AWA 4) That man sure has unique wearings, he must be a mercenary or something. (Leave)

Among the citizen who come into the scene, you see the thief and the robbers whom Adaon were catching. You will hear them saying:
Robber A: Oh, no! Our boss, Rois, has been killed!
Robber B: No, I don't think so. Yeah, the boss did have bounty on his head, but this is certainly an accident.
Thief: Yes, the boss has his bad luck sometimes. Who would have thought that his bad luck could kill him?
Robber A: Our band is lost... We have no leader, now....

The journal will say that you should go back to the inn. Once you get back to around the inn where you caught the thief, Adaon will be there.
Adaon: Ah, there you are. I lost that thief and those robbers? Man, I thought we could get more money by extorting them.
You: Who was your uncle, Adaon? Those guys cowered in fear just by seeing his nephew, not even the person himself.
Adaon: Bagadar the Swift, probably the most infamous thief in Freeport, or even in Varannar, as well as the most infamous leader among those thieves. He was known to be seriously strict, and never allowed even just one of his men to be robbers. This town hasn't really changed, but I thought I was gonna find those robbers and that thief, and maybe their boss, on that hideout in the Freeport slums.
You: That's because their boss is already dead. The guards, the citizen, and even the thief as well as those robbers thought it was an accident. But I saw someone killed that boss, I don't know how, but I know for sure that that mysterious person killed that boss.
Adaon: So that's why there was some crowds over there. Come on, let's get ourselves to the incident location.

In that location.
Adaon: Oh, so it was Rois. *sigh* Lazy guards as always. They took so long to clean up a dead body, long enough for me to see it. And poor Rois. He became the leader only to die days after. Shame, really, he was a powerful warrior who wished to join the Mercian Legion, but ended up becoming a bandit leader.
You: You know him? And what do you mean by days after?
Adaon: He was one of my uncle's henchmen after he couldn't become a Mercian soldier. He became a bandit leader right after my uncle and I left Freeport for New Garand. Couldn't say I like the guy, because I heard he was quite ruthless as a bandit. He robbed a man or some men? All robbers do that. But he robbed women and children, too. Strangely, he was well-respected and quite loved by those around him, enough to make him the leader among them.
You: Sounds like he was a good leader, but a terrible man.
Adaon: Oh, you have no idea how terrible, but at the same time humble. My uncle said he once killed a man with the man's own weapons RIGHT before the man's kid's eyes, and killed the kid with the same weapons not long after. From what I have seen myself before he joined us, he liked to toy with his weakened enemies. But that's before he joined my uncle. After joining, he changed, he was humble enough that some of our colleagues can order him around, even those who were younger than him. I once saw him pouring some drinks to some of our colleagues. He is both respected AND feared at the same time. But my uncle and I were not among those who feared him, obviously.
You: Wow, if he was that terrible, no wonder someone would put a bounty on his head. And no wonder that his men were quite shocked and confused about his death.
Adaon: Still, those people were right, Rois definitely died due to an accident. But, somehow, my hunch tells me otherwise. You said someone killed him, didn't you? Can you tell me what did he do?
You: That's the problem! I can barely see him did something, but the stone suddenly fell and hit the man's head.
Adaon: (after having a careful look at the stone) By the gods... You're right! My hunch was right! This is not an accident. Look at the rope tying this stone, the rope is still new and looks powerful enough to lift this stone, but it looks like someone cut it. This is an assassination! A professional one, I'll give you that. I mean, he couldn't have timed the rope being broken.
You: Look, there is a sapphire right beside Rois.
Adaon: That must be the bait. But... I never thought there would be an assassination in Freeport. In Freetown or New Garand, maybe, but in small town like Freeport? Damn assassins!
You: I wonder how those thief and robbers are now.
Adaon: Aah, I almost forgot about them. Let's go to their hideout. (Leave)

You and Adaon will go to the Freeport Slums, and in the Slums, you can go to the secret hideout. You and Adaon will be surprised that the mysterious man, whom you see previously, has just killed the thief. You also see the 2 robbers' and probably some other robbers that were Rois' men. But there is one more surprise: the mysterious man was, in fact, the man who looked like Adaon but older. You and, especially, Adaon will be even more surprised. The man also looks surprised, but then keeps himself cam and composed, and approaches you.

Mysterious Man: Hmpf, you were right, young one. The boy indeed looks like me. But I'm more handsome.
Adaon: Heh, what are you? My twin? Nah, I obviously look younger and more handsome than you.
You: Yeah, yeah, whatever you two say. More importantly, why did you kill these guys?
Adaon: And their leader while we're at it.
Mysterious Man: You know, I often talk to nobody about why I did this or that. Certainly, not to you both.
Adaon: You are the assassin, aren't you? The one who killed Rois. But to think you would also kill his men, is the snake's head not enough for you? Did you really feel the need to destroy its body as well?
Mysterious Man: Son, one thing for sure, I don't feel the need to talk to you about why I did this. Or, well, to talk to you both. Oh, Adaon, let me give you one advice: You can be anything you want, but just don't be a rogue. (He throws a smoke bomb and disappear)
You: (AWA 5) (Before he disappeared, you have a good look at his unique equipment)
Adaon: Huh, how did he...
You: ...know your name?
Adaon: Is he my father? But uncle told me I was an orphan!
You: Let's go ask your uncle. Maybe he knows something about this assassin. (Leave)

In Western Korne, once you talked with Bagadar.
Bagadar: Aah, I see you've come to your senses, boy. Come, and join me. But first, let me out of here!
You: Before that, I have one thing to ask you, sir. We met an old man who looks just like Adaon, but with beard, and more...
Adaon: No, I'm more handsome than him. Tell me, old man, is he... Is he my father? Tell me he is not my father.
Bagadar: ...
Adaon: Why are you being quiet? Are you hiding something?
You:
a. (PER 4) He IS hiding something. That man is Adaon's father, isn't he? (This would grant you more Exp after finishing the dialogue)
b. (INT 4) He looks exactly like him, talks like him, and shares a little bit similar personality as him. And you're telling me he is not Adaon's father? Or, what? Is he Adaon from the future? (This would grant you more Exp after finishing the dialogue)
c. He is an assassin. He killed Rois right in front of me, and killed the last of Rois' man right in front of us.
Bagadar:
a./b. ...yes. He indeed is your father, Adaon. His name is Herlion. He is an assassin that not a single person in this land knows of his identity, his killing method, and not even his looks. He used to kill only his target, and his target alone. He would leave all of those guarding his target alive. Every of his targets would be killed, and everyone around the targets would think the targets died either by accident, suicide, or getting killed in action. At least, that's how it was until his one and only partner, his own wife, my sister, your mother, Adaline, was killed by just one man who was the henchman of your father's target. This man saw your father killed his boss, got his life into rock-bottom thanks to his boss' death, and recruited his boss' other henchmen to track your father down. But instead of killing your father, they only found out about his partner, and killed her.
c. His name is Herlion. He is an assassin that not a single person in this land knows of his identity, his killing method, and not even his looks. He used to kill only his target, and his target alone. He would leave all of those guarding his target alive. Every of his targets would be killed, and everyone around the targets would think the targets died either by accident, suicide, or getting killed in action. At least, that's how it was until his one and only partner, Adaline, was killed by just one man who was the henchman of Herlion's target. This man saw Herlion killed his boss, got his life into rock-bottom thanks to his boss' death, and recruited his boss' other henchmen to track Herlion down. But instead of killing Herlion, they only found out about his partner, and killed her.
Adaon:
a./b. I... don't know what to feel. On one side, my heart... It somehow hurts. I'm truly sad that my mother died. But on another side? It's... really epic. I never knew such an awesome assassin would exist. Anyway, what happened next? Did my father kill that henchman?
c. That's... such an epic assassin! I never knew such an awesome assassin would exist. Anyway, what happened next? Did my father kill that Henchman?
Bagadar:
a./b. ....I'm truly sorry, boy. Your father had always asked me to keep this a secret, to never tell you anything about this. Anyway, yes, your father and I killed every single one of them. Well, actually, your father did all the kills, in cold blood. I was just there to set all the traps so your father could kill them easier. From that day, he kills not only the targets, but also every single one of their henchmen.
c. Yes, Herlion and I killed every single one of them. Well, actually, your father did all the kills, in cold blood. I was just there to set all the traps so your father could kill them easier. From that day, he kills not only the targets, but also every single one of their henchmen.
You:
a./b. So, you're telling me that Adaon was never truly an orphan, but he actually had a father, all along?
c. I see. Wait, did you just say...
Adaon:
c. ...my father? Herlion is my father? So... Adaline... was my mother? My heart... It somehow hurts...
Bagadar:
a./b. Well, yes, but... Actually, no. Yes, Herlion asked me to take care of Adaon who was just a little baby at the time. And no, he asked me to raise you as if you are my own son, and to keep you as far as possible from him. Far away from any dangers that could endanger you like they did your mother. He didn't want his son to grow up to become a rogue just like himself and his own wife. He even asked me to tell you that you were born an orphan. He still asked me from time to time about how you have become, though.
c. Oh... ...I'm truly sorry, boy. Your father had always asked me to keep this a secret, to never tell you anything about this. He asked me to take care of you, to raise you as if you are my own son, and to keep you as far as possible from him. Far away from any dangers that could endanger you like they did your mother. He didn't want his son to grow up to become a rogue just like himself and his own wife. He even asked me to tell you that you were born an orphan. He still asked me from time to time about how you have become, though.

Adaon: No need to be sorry, uncle. I better take the hurtful truth rather than the comforting lies. It's better for me to know about my past rather than running away from it. So? What kind of a rogue was my mother? Was she an assassin, too?
Bagadar: No, she was a scout just like you are now. But she was also an informant, a handler, or a safe bait. One thing for sure, she helped every of the assassinations done by your father from the shadows. Let's just say she is the shadow of a shadow-lurking assassin. I was also one of his most trusted informants, and I was the one who matched him with my sister, your mother. Now that I'm here, I'm no longer one of his informants.
Adaon: Interesting. The shadow of a shadow. So my parents were badasses. Uncle, you said you were one of his informants. Is there any other of his informants that you know of?
Bagadar: Janod came to mind. He was also one of your father's clients. The last time I saw him, he was in Kingsbridge where I, well, left you.
Adaon: Did my father asked you to leave me there?
Bagadar: No, I... Well, let's say it was a thief's instinct.
Adaon: ...yeah, whatever, old man.
You: Hmm, Janod? Oh, no...
Adaon: Hmm? What? ...oh, so it's that old man. Haha... Ha...
Bagadar: Boy, you may not listen to me anymore, but please do listen to your father: just be a thief or just stop being a rogue.
Adaon: I have no reason to listen to him, at least not yet. Now, let's go to Icemist. (Leave) (The conversation will continue if you pass either the AWA 4 or the AWA 5 check upon meeting Herlion the first or second time respectively)
You: Before we leave, I have one more question, Mr. Bagadar. I have seen some assassins before, maybe in Blue Castle or somewhere else. But Herlion looks much different than those assassins. Does he belong to a certain affiliation?
Bagadar: I'm not certain if that group still exists, but you know the Corsair Princes? There used to be a mercenary group there, called the Mercenary of Shadows. The group consists of those who use brute strength, swift agility, powerful faith, or cunning intelligence. The base was there, but their members were everywhere in this land. They would receive their jobs from selective people via letters. Otherwise, they would take some quests from local towns.
You: Thanks for the info. We'll be going now. (Leave) (You learned something important. You'll receive ??? Exp)

In Icemist, in one house next to Greyrune Manor, enter the house, and Janod will be there with Iron Golems beside him.

Janod: Hmm? Aah, you are the one who retrieved the Orb of Shadow! And why are you still with this damn thief?!
Adaon: Good to see you, too, old man.
You: Mr. Janod, I'm here to ask you something about Herlion.
Janod: I don't know what you are talking about. I don't know who this Herlion is. (said Janod while pretending to be busy doing things)
You:
a. (PER 5) *sigh* You are a powerful mage who is probably good at many things, but lying is obviously something you are not good at. Please, do tell us, sir.
b. (INT 5) You know, I wonder how the wizards here would react if they know of your relationship with a certain assassin.
c. Oh, for God's sake... Tell me, or else!
Janod:
a. Ooh, alright, what do you want to know about Herlion?
b. Why, you... Fine, what do you want to know about Herlion?
c. Or what? Are you threatening me? Ha! Not in a million years, young ones! (Leave) (Janod and his Iron Golems will fight you, and after you defeat him...)
c. Please, have mercy! I'll talk! You are way stronger than I thought...
Adaon:
a./b./c. Do you know where he is? Have you hired him these days?
Janod:
I hired him to... to kill one of my students who went mad. Could this be... Could Herlion be your father, thief? You do remind me of him ever since we met in Kingsbridge. Almost everything about you reminds me of him. Your face, your gesture, your carefree attitude, your way of talking...
You: Except Herlion is more handsome than him.
Adaon: Oh, shut up! I'm more handsome than him!
Janod: Heh, he even tricked me the same way you did, except he returned what he stole from me after I sobered.
You: Which means you fell for the same trick, twice.
Janod: Yeah, poor old absent-minded me. I knew I felt somewhat nostalgic back then. I might have killed this rascal should you not be there.
Adaon: But here I am, still alive and kicking. Anyway, yes, I'm Adaon, and Herlion is my father.
Janod: Aah, of course. Well, your father is on an island just across Freeport. Please hurry up and save him! I insisted him to not go, it's way too dangerous. Druald, my former pupil who went insane, is a powerful summoner. Sure, Herlion is a shadow-lurking assassin, but his summons enable him to detect anything that could endanger him.
You: Then we must act, fast.
Janod: I can teleport you to Freeport via portal, and you can use some boats around there to go to that island.
You: Perfect. Alright, let's go. (Leave)

In the island, you will enter a ruin that no longer has any roof or some sorts, and looks like it used to be a fort. You will also have to fight a great number of summons like imp, demon, or elementals. Once you get deep inside the fort, you will see Herlion being completely surrounded by Druald's summons. After you get close to Herlion, he will say:
Herlion: You... You defeated all those elementals, demons, and golems, all the way into here? Talk about reckless.
Adaon: Says an old man who tried to sneak into a ruin full of summons that could detect any hidden things around them.
You: Save your sarcastic remarks for later. We have some summons to obliterate. (Leave)
Don't worry about Herlion, he is close to unkillable, though his damage sucks. Once you defeat all of the summons, Druald will appear out of thin air.
Herlion: Took you long enough to show yourself, dead man.
Adaon: Wait, what the...?!
Druald: Mwahahahaha! You fool! All those insignificant beings are nothing compared to what I have finally mastered to summon! Behold! I, Druald, will conquer the world with Qyrudiess, the Bringer of Death! You three will-
You: Ah, here we go again. So, Mr. Herlion, I like your equipment, there. Can I have a look?
Druald: You three-
Herlion: Sure, young one, come here, and have a good look at it.
Druald: You three will-
Adaon: Man! That dagger of yours sure looks so badass!
Druald: ARGH! You dare to test my patience! Qyrudiess! Teach them the meaning of fear!
(Qyrudiess, a huge black Dragon, is summoned)
Druald: MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA! LET'S SEE THE FACES OF TERROR YOU THREE SHALL MAKE!
Herlion: *sigh* Why are you still here? You have a mighty dragon, your summon, here to fight for you.
Druald: Why, to see you all cowering in terror, of course.
Herlion: Yes, see your mistake? (Herlion throws a smoke bomb and disappear)
Druald: What? Where did he... Hah! The coward. He escaped. Now, Qyrudiess, tear them both to pie- (Herlion suddenly appears from behind and kills Druald by slitting his throat before Druald finished his sentence)
Herlion: You could have disappeared out of thin air with your invisibility spell, and let this dragon kill us for you. But you felt the need to deliver that unnecessary speech.
(Qyrudiess looks at you, Adaon, Herlion, and Druald's dead body, and then walks away, you can approach her again for a certain quest)

Adaon: Phew, I thought we gotta deal with that dragon, too. Kinda glad she just walked away.
You: That dragon doesn't seem to be hostile, at least not towards us. I wonder why.
Herlion: He just mastered how to summon a dragon, so the dragon was not willing to listen to him yet, which means I could kill him from behind without having to worry about the dragon. But yes, it's really rare to see a non-hostile dragon. Most importantly, why are you hare, Adaon? Why would you place yourself in the face of danger?
Adaon: Why would you care about me, old man?
Herlion: Well, I... I...
You: Adaon, he's-
Adaon: First, that old man Janod asked us to help you. Second, we came all the way here to ask you about what you said to me. Third, we are here because, well, we're adventurers.
Herlion: I see you have talked to Bagadar about me. Look, son. I don't need any help. I could have killed this fool, and all his summons would disappear. Plain and simple, yes? And what? About you being a rogue? Didn't Bagadar tell you? Adaline, your mother, she... (His voice is about to break, but he regains his composure) She was killed... Because of my actions. Because of us being rogues. And because I was too naive thinking that killing the target would have been enough. I don't want you to suffer the same fate.
You: No, you did need help. All those summons obey Druald's orders and can detect you. You were surrounded, and there was no way you could escape. You think you had a chance to go against all those numbers of summons all by yourself?
(If you are not a rogue)
What's the problem with being a rogue, anyway?
(If you are a rogue)
What's wrong with being a rogue, anyway? I'm a rogue myself, you know.
Herlion: Alright, fine, I thank you two for the help. A rogue's fate will bring only dangers and sorrow. You can be anything as long as it makes you happy, but please don't be a rogue, like myself and your mother.
Adaon: Yet you asked a thief to look after your son. You think a thief is no worse than a rogue? A thief is literally a part of a rogue. Look, even if I was a farmer or a mage under Janod... Okay, look, even if I was the kindest among the kindest bishops or clerics, there would be people in this world who hated me, who even wanted me dead. Admit it, you fear of losing me, yes, but you also fear of having to face your responsibility.
Herlion: (Slapped Adaon) ...I'm... I'm sorry, I shouldn't have... But... Why would you say I fear of my responsibility? I kept you away from danger, and gave all the money I had from assassinations to Bagadar to support him and you!
Adaon: Ask yourself. Why are you still an assassin, Herlion? You could have retired, and find a better way to make a living. No one...
Herlion: No. (The look of guilt is clearly visible on Herlion)
Adaon: ...could ever be able to find you. You could have...
Herlion: No! Stop!
Adaon: ...raised me yourself... (You could hear Adaon's voice breaking, but he regains his composure) And maybe I wouldn't become a rogue like you, like...
Herlion: ...son, please... Stop... (Herlion starts crying)
Adaon: ...my mother, like I am today. *sigh* But, father, I'm truly grateful to have been a rogue. Or, well, maybe I didn't choose the rogue life, the rogue life chose me.
Herlion: Why... (Herlion stops crying) Why would you still be a rogue?
Adaon: Well, why are YOU still being an assassin?
Herlion: Because that's the only life I have. And I don't want you to end up the same.
Adaon: Then all the more reason for me not to listen to you.
Herlion: Think, Adaon, what do you think you would achieve as a rogue? What do you think you would have in 10 or 20 years from now?
Adaon: I, Adaon, have a dream.
Herlion: ...what are you talking about?
Adaon: I will someday establish a guild, a thief guild, in Freeport without any single thief as its members. I, as the leader, will either convince them to stop becoming a thief and become something else like a Varsilian or Mercian knight, a Nivarian Paladin, an Imperial Wizard, a Thuramian scholar, a Royal Loreseeker, a Golden Hand trader, a farmer, everything, that isn't a thief, a robber, or a mugger, or open their eyes to make them realize that they can be more than just a petty thief, or robber, or mugger, they can make for a great spy, or an assassin like yourself, or an outstanding archer, or a trap master like my uncle. Maybe not today, as I'm still young and inexperienced. But I will!
Herlion: ...how? Is this a work of fate? How could you have exactly the same dream as your mother? That's... That was exactly why she helped me doing every assassinations. She made every assassination easier so I could get more money, and I save all those money so creating such guild would be easy.
Adaon: Wow, now that's a plot twist. Well, maybe I really am the son of you two.
Herlion: Of course, you are. You look like me, you talk like me, you think like your mother.
Adaon: But I'm more handsome than you.
Herlion: No, I am. I have these marvelous beards. You don't.
Adaon: I'm more handsome even without a beard. Imagine how handsome I would be with those marvelous beards.
You: Um, guys? Should we return to Janod? He already created a portal right after the dragon walked away.
Herlion: Then this is where we part ways. Come here, son.
Adaon: What, old ma- (Herlion hugs Adaon, and Adaon hugs back) Here I thought you would give, you know, some allowances for your son.
Herlion: Oh, ask Janod for that. He doesn't look like it, but his pocket is quite full.
Adaon: Alrighty then. See you again, father. (Leave)
You: (Only available if you asked Bagadar about the Mercenary of Shadows) Mr. Herlion, before we part ways, may I ask you something? The Mercenary of Shadows, you are a member of it, aren't you? Does it still exist?
Herlion: ...it's been too long I don't hear about the Mercenary of Shadows. Janod and I were members of it. I didn't hear from them anymore even before I married Adaline. It's safe to say the Mercenary of Shadows is no more.
You: I see, thanks. (Leave)

In Janod's laboratory.
Janod: I heard about your grand dream, Herlion's son. Such a noble dream. You know, if I live long enough to see you fulfilling your dream, tell me, and I'll gladly help you with anyway I can.
Adaon: Thanks... Mr. Janod. Anyway, do we have the reward, now?
Janod: What reward? For killing Druald? Heh, boy, your father killed him, not you. The reward is his, not yours.
Adaon: Ah, come on, old man!
You:
a. (PER 5) You know, maybe he asked the money so he could fulfill his dream much sooner.
b. (INT 5) Well, you did ask us to help him, and we did. He himself admitted he wouldn't make it if we weren't there.
c. (Continue)
Janod:
a./b. Well, right. Very well, here's your reward. (25.000 Gold) Now if you'll excuse me, I still have some research to do. (Leave)
c. Now if you'll excuse me, I still have some research to do. (Leave)
You: (Only available if you asked Bagadar about the Mercenary of Shadows) Mr. Janod, before we leave, may I ask you something? The Mercenary of Shadows, you and Herlion are members of it, aren't you? Does it still exist?
Janod: Did you hear about this Mercenary from Bagadar? Or Herlion? No, it has been no more for years. But there were still members of them roaming the lands, including myself. Some of them have special equipments exclusive only to the Mercenary of Shadows, like the Orb you obtained for me. You may still be able to find some others somewhere. The equipments of Shadows are old, and look cursed, but truly powerful.
You: I see, thank you, sir. (Leave) (You learned something important. ??? Exp)

After getting out of Janod's house, Adaon will say:
Adaon: Well, you can laugh all you want about my dream, my friend, I don't mind it, really. But that really is my dream.
You:
a. Laugh at your dream?! At least YOU have a dream, an excellent one at that, while I don't even have any dream. You know, I'm even damn proud of you. Who would have thought you, a thief who used to muggle me, have such a wonderful dream?
b. No dream is worth laughing. In fact, you have a noble dream. I have a dream myself, but I'm not sure it's as good as yours. You know, I'm truly proud of you. Who would have thought you, a thief who used to muggle me, have such a wonderful dream?
Adaon: Thank you. You know, we have traveled for a long time. I think it's long enough for me to ask you this: If you are to have a dream, what's your dream?
You:
a. What if I say: I rather keep it to myself? You know, just like how we first met.
b. I just want to live my peacefully, that's all. But I ended up becoming adventurer.
Adaon:
a. I take it you don't have any dream. Very well, have it your way, then.
b. That's a rather simple dream, and I actually like it. But you becoming adventurer might have been either good or bad for you, eh?
You:
a. Correct. Now, let's be on our way. (Leave)
b. Maybe yes, maybe no. But I'm grateful to have met you. Now, let's continue our journey. (Leave)

Quest completed. Adaon learned more Advanced skills, had 4-5 trait points, and 3-4 skill points.

I think I overdid myself; I'm writing for way too long. Please do tell if you enjoy the storyline, nonetheless.
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The next will be a guild quest for the Three. I will make two versions of it:
- One is a version where Thelume is Muud'ari.
- One is a version where Thelume is another race that isn't human, or looks like human, e.g. Varannar, Orc, Centaur, etc.

@Xen I even have Hirge's quest in mind, and it's involving slavery, where she is conflicted because among the slave masters in the Kingdom of Mercia, one of them is a famous figure (non-human) of the Three, and the slaves are all those who refuse to worship the Three, humans, varannars, orcs, centaurs, satyr, dwarf, etc. She will ask this slave master to stop his slavery, but this person will argue that slavery has been his kin's tradition, and stopping the slavery would mean that Hirge denies the tradition.
At one point, Hirge will show how kind she could really be, so kind that the slave master and the slaves would associate her with Nivaria, who is known for her kindness. Much to their surprise, Hirge is a direct descendant of Lady Nivaria herself. All those slaves will tell Hirge that they will follow her and worship the Three. But Hirge suggests them to follow the slave master, instead, which is a bad move. And that's as far as my imagination goes.
 
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I finally finished writing Adaon's quest. Anyway, here's a possible dialogue between Adaon and Aldin should you confront Aldin for the first time and Adaon is your companion:

Aldin: Are you... Adaon? Man, oh, man, who would have thought our puny thief looks more powerful now. I almost don't recognize you.
Adaon: I knew I have seen that monkey somewhere. Oh, wait, YOU are Aldin? I almost thought the monkey IS Aldin.
Aldin: Heh, good to see you, too, old friend.
Adaon: Yeah, good to see you alive and, well, stealing.

I'm not sure you guys would like my version of Adaon's origin, or his Companion Quest. But here it is:

To start this quest, you must have Adaon as your companion (no, no duh this time), completed Trial and Error and A Mad Wizard without resorting to violence towards Janod. Adaon will say this right after you step foot into Freeport:

Adaon: So here we are, Freeport, the worst among the worst places in Varannar, the worst among the worst slums, and the place where you should REALLY be careful and to always watch your back. Otherwise, your precious belongings like gold, trinkets, or even equipments like fancy jewelries or rings would be the local thieves' target to steal and...
Just after Adaon says 'target', a thief steals your gold. You lost all your gold.
Adaon: ...aaaaaand it's gone.
You: This is not the time for idle chats! Let's get that damn thief!
Adaon: Don't worry. He should be hiding around here. Maybe around the inn.
*Quest Starts, and at this point, you can not make Adaon leave the party*

You will find the thief hiding around the inn.
Thief: Wha- What?! How did you... He-hey, look, sir, I'm-I'm sorry for stealing your gold, okay? Here, you can have the gold! Please don't hurt me!
Adaon: Yeah, right, you will give us back our gold, AND your stolen gold.
You:
a. Just let him be, Adaon.
b. Yeah, fork all your gold to us. Now!
Thief:
a. Ye-yes! Listen to the good man, sir. (To Adaon) A-alright, I-I'm sorry for bothering you gentlemen.
b. No, please! You are the first person I stole from today!
Adaon:
a. Yeah, we forgive you for stealing, but who ever said that we allow you to go? Tell me: Who are you working for now?
b. Yeah? How about the money you stole yesterday? Or days before yesterday? Didn't you save the money or you spend all of them right away? OR you actually give most of them to your boss. Tell me: Who are you working for now?
Robbers: Whom he is working with is not your business, outsider!
Adaon: Aah, lookie here, my friend. Now, we have more friend to ask some money for.
Robber A: It's... It's the nephew of Bagadar! Bagadar the Swift!
Robber B: Bagadar?! That Bagadar?! Oh, shoot!
Thief: Let's get out of here!
Adaon: Oh, no, you don't... (Adaon will run into the Freeport Slums, leaving you alone)
You: Adaon! Wait! He's gone... Ah, well, at least I got my gold back. But I better catch up with Adaon!

From distance, you'll see a mysterious man carefully watching a man that looks like a bandit leader from a far. Suddenly, you see right before your eyes that the mysterious man killed the bandit leader, though the death seems totally like an accident instead of an assassination, but you definitely know that the mysterious man was the killer. You see a stone from a building fell right above the bandit's head. The bandit leader's death has caused a scene to Freeport. Once you get close into the scene, you will see Adaon and say:
You: There you are, Adaon... Did you catch those robbers? Wait... You're not Adaon. Adaon has no beards.
Man: Yeah, I'm sorry to disappoint you, but I'm not Adaon. He must be my twin or some sorts if you thought I was him. *chuckle*
You: O-oh, looks like I got the wrong person. But, yes, you do look like my witty and sarcastic companion. Perhaps, you two do know each other?
Man: Haha, maybe yes, maybe no.
You: Not to sound rude, but you also look older than him. Silly me for thinking you were him. My apologies, sir.
Man: Yeah, silly you. I must be more handsome than him, too. Just look at this majestic beards.
You: Heh, now that I think of it, yes, you ARE more handsome than him. Anyway, I'm looking for my companion, if you'll excuse me.
Man: Sure. Good luck, young one. (Leave)
You: (AWA 4) That man sure has unique wearings, he must be a mercenary or something. (Leave)

Among the citizen who come into the scene, you see the thief and the robbers whom Adaon were catching. You will hear them saying:
Robber A: Oh, no! Our boss, Rois, has been killed!
Robber B: No, I don't think so. Yeah, the boss did have bounty on his head, but this is certainly an accident.
Thief: Yes, the boss has his bad luck sometimes. Who would have thought that his bad luck could kill him?
Robber A: Our band is lost... We have no leader, now....

The journal will say that you should go back to the inn. Once you get back to around the inn where you caught the thief, Adaon will be there.
Adaon: Ah, there you are. I lost that thief and those robbers? Man, I thought we could get more money by extorting them.
You: Who was your uncle, Adaon? Those guys cowered in fear just by seeing his nephew, not even the person himself.
Adaon: Bagadar the Swift, probably the most infamous thief in Freeport, or even in Varannar, as well as the most infamous leader among those thieves. He was known to be seriously strict, and never allowed even just one of his men to be robbers. This town hasn't really changed, but I thought I was gonna find those robbers and that thief, and maybe their boss, on that hideout in the Freeport slums.
You: That's because their boss is already dead. The guards, the citizen, and even the thief as well as those robbers thought it was an accident. But I saw someone killed that boss, I don't know how, but I know for sure that that mysterious person killed that boss.
Adaon: So that's why there was some crowds over there. Come on, let's get ourselves to the incident location.

In that location.
Adaon: Oh, so it was Rois. *sigh* Lazy guards as always. They took so long to clean up a dead body, long enough for me to see it. And poor Rois. He became the leader only to die days after. Shame, really, he was a powerful warrior who wished to join the Mercian Legion, but ended up becoming a bandit leader.
You: You know him? And what do you mean by days after?
Adaon: He was one of my uncle's henchmen after he couldn't become a Mercian soldier. He became a bandit leader right after my uncle and I left Freeport for New Garand. Couldn't say I like the guy, because I heard he was quite ruthless as a bandit. He robbed a man or some men? All robbers do that. But he robbed women and children, too. Strangely, he was well-respected and quite loved by those around him, enough to make him the leader among them.
You: Sounds like he was a good leader, but a terrible man.
Adaon: Oh, you have no idea how terrible, but at the same time humble. My uncle said he once killed a man with the man's own weapons RIGHT before the man's kid's eyes, and killed the kid with the same weapons not long after. From what I have seen myself before he joined us, he liked to toy with his weakened enemies. But that's before he joined my uncle. After joining, he changed, he was humble enough that some of our colleagues can order him around, even those who were younger than him. I once saw him pouring some drinks to some of our colleagues. He is both respected AND feared at the same time. But my uncle and I were not among those who feared him, obviously.
You: Wow, if he was that terrible, no wonder someone would put a bounty on his head. And no wonder that his men were quite shocked and confused about his death.
Adaon: Still, those people were right, Rois definitely died due to an accident. But, somehow, my hunch tells me otherwise. You said someone killed him, didn't you? Can you tell me what did he do?
You: That's the problem! I can barely see him did something, but the stone suddenly fell and hit the man's head.
Adaon: (after having a careful look at the stone) By the gods... You're right! My hunch was right! This is not an accident. Look at the rope tying this stone, the rope is still new and looks powerful enough to lift this stone, but it looks like someone cut it. This is an assassination! A professional one, I'll give you that. I mean, he couldn't have timed the rope being broken.
You: Look, there is a sapphire right beside Rois.
Adaon: That must be the bait. But... I never thought there would be an assassination in Freeport. In Freetown or New Garand, maybe, but in small town like Freeport? Damn assassins!
You: I wonder how those thief and robbers are now.
Adaon: Aah, I almost forgot about them. Let's go to their hideout. (Leave)

You and Adaon will go to the Freeport Slums, and in the Slums, you can go to the secret hideout. You and Adaon will be surprised that the mysterious man, whom you see previously, has just killed the thief. You also see the 2 robbers' and probably some other robbers that were Rois' men. But there is one more surprise: the mysterious man was, in fact, the man who looked like Adaon but older. You and, especially, Adaon will be even more surprised. The man also looks surprised, but then keeps himself cam and composed, and approaches you.

Mysterious Man: Hmpf, you were right, young one. The boy indeed looks like me. But I'm more handsome.
Adaon: Heh, what are you? My twin? Nah, I obviously look younger and more handsome than you.
You: Yeah, yeah, whatever you two say. More importantly, why did you kill these guys?
Adaon: And their leader while we're at it.
Mysterious Man: You know, I often talk to nobody about why I did this or that. Certainly, not to you both.
Adaon: You are the assassin, aren't you? The one who killed Rois. But to think you would also kill his men, is the snake's head not enough for you? Did you really feel the need to destroy its body as well?
Mysterious Man: Son, one thing for sure, I don't feel the need to talk to you about why I did this. Or, well, to talk to you both. Oh, Adaon, let me give you one advice: You can be anything you want, but just don't be a rogue. (He throws a smoke bomb and disappear)
You: (AWA 5) (Before he disappeared, you have a good look at his unique equipment)
Adaon: Huh, how did he...
You: ...know your name?
Adaon: Is he my father? But uncle told me I was an orphan!
You: Let's go ask your uncle. Maybe he knows something about this assassin. (Leave)

In Western Korne, once you talked with Bagadar.
Bagadar: Aah, I see you've come to your senses, boy. Come, and join me. But first, let me out of here!
You: Before that, I have one thing to ask you, sir. We met an old man who looks just like Adaon, but with beard, and more...
Adaon: No, I'm more handsome than him. Tell me, old man, is he... Is he my father? Tell me he is not my father.
Bagadar: ...
Adaon: Why are you being quiet? Are you hiding something?
You:
a. (PER 4) He IS hiding something. That man is Adaon's father, isn't he? (This would grant you more Exp after finishing the dialogue)
b. (INT 4) He looks exactly like him, talks like him, and shares a little bit similar personality as him. And you're telling me he is not Adaon's father? Or, what? Is he Adaon from the future? (This would grant you more Exp after finishing the dialogue)
c. He is an assassin. He killed Rois right in front of me, and killed the last of Rois' man right in front of us.
Bagadar:
a./b. ...yes. He indeed is your father, Adaon. His name is Herlion. He is an assassin that not a single person in this land knows of his identity, his killing method, and not even his looks. He used to kill only his target, and his target alone. He would leave all of those guarding his target alive. Every of his targets would be killed, and everyone around the targets would think the targets died either by accident, suicide, or getting killed in action. At least, that's how it was until his one and only partner, his own wife, my sister, your mother, Adaline, was killed by just one man who was the henchman of your father's target. This man saw your father killed his boss, got his life into rock-bottom thanks to his boss' death, and recruited his boss' other henchmen to track your father down. But instead of killing your father, they only found out about his partner, and killed her.
c. His name is Herlion. He is an assassin that not a single person in this land knows of his identity, his killing method, and not even his looks. He used to kill only his target, and his target alone. He would leave all of those guarding his target alive. Every of his targets would be killed, and everyone around the targets would think the targets died either by accident, suicide, or getting killed in action. At least, that's how it was until his one and only partner, Adaline, was killed by just one man who was the henchman of Herlion's target. This man saw Herlion killed his boss, got his life into rock-bottom thanks to his boss' death, and recruited his boss' other henchmen to track Herlion down. But instead of killing Herlion, they only found out about his partner, and killed her.
Adaon:
a./b. I... don't know what to feel. On one side, my heart... It somehow hurts. I'm truly sad that my mother died. But on another side? It's... really epic. I never knew such an awesome assassin would exist. Anyway, what happened next? Did my father kill that henchman?
c. That's... such an epic assassin! I never knew such an awesome assassin would exist. Anyway, what happened next? Did my father kill that Henchman?
Bagadar:
a./b. ....I'm truly sorry, boy. Your father had always asked me to keep this a secret, to never tell you anything about this. Anyway, yes, your father and I killed every single one of them. Well, actually, your father did all the kills, in cold blood. I was just there to set all the traps so your father could kill them easier. From that day, he kills not only the targets, but also every single one of their henchmen.
c. Yes, Herlion and I killed every single one of them. Well, actually, your father did all the kills, in cold blood. I was just there to set all the traps so your father could kill them easier. From that day, he kills not only the targets, but also every single one of their henchmen.
You:
a./b. So, you're telling me that Adaon was never truly an orphan, but he actually had a father, all along?
c. I see. Wait, did you just say...
Adaon:
c. ...my father? Herlion is my father? So... Adaline... was my mother? My heart... It somehow hurts...
Bagadar:
a./b. Well, yes, but... Actually, no. Yes, Herlion asked me to take care of Adaon who was just a little baby at the time. And no, he asked me to raise you as if you are my own son, and to keep you as far as possible from him. Far away from any dangers that could endanger you like they did your mother. He didn't want his son to grow up to become a rogue just like himself and his own wife. He even asked me to tell you that you were born an orphan. He still asked me from time to time about how you have become, though.
c. Oh... ...I'm truly sorry, boy. Your father had always asked me to keep this a secret, to never tell you anything about this. He asked me to take care of you, to raise you as if you are my own son, and to keep you as far as possible from him. Far away from any dangers that could endanger you like they did your mother. He didn't want his son to grow up to become a rogue just like himself and his own wife. He even asked me to tell you that you were born an orphan. He still asked me from time to time about how you have become, though.

Adaon: No need to be sorry, uncle. I better take the hurtful truth rather than the comforting lies. It's better for me to know about my past rather than running away from it. So? What kind of a rogue was my mother? Was she an assassin, too?
Bagadar: No, she was a scout just like you are now. But she was also an informant, a handler, or a safe bait. One thing for sure, she helped every of the assassinations done by your father from the shadows. Let's just say she is the shadow of a shadow-lurking assassin. I was also one of his most trusted informants, and I was the one who matched him with my sister, your mother. Now that I'm here, I'm no longer one of his informants.
Adaon: Interesting. The shadow of a shadow. So my parents were badasses. Uncle, you said you were one of his informants. Is there any other of his informants that you know of?
Bagadar: Janod came to mind. He was also one of your father's clients. The last time I saw him, he was in Kingsbridge where I, well, left you.
Adaon: Did my father asked you to leave me there?
Bagadar: No, I... Well, let's say it was a thief's instinct.
Adaon: ...yeah, whatever, old man.
You: Hmm, Janod? Oh, no...
Adaon: Hmm? What? ...oh, so it's that old man. Haha... Ha...
Bagadar: Boy, you may not listen to me anymore, but please do listen to your father: just be a thief or just stop being a rogue.
Adaon: I have no reason to listen to him, at least not yet. Now, let's go to Icemist. (Leave) (The conversation will continue if you pass either the AWA 4 or the AWA 5 check upon meeting Herlion the first or second time respectively)
You: Before we leave, I have one more question, Mr. Bagadar. I have seen some assassins before, maybe in Blue Castle or somewhere else. But Herlion looks much different than those assassins. Does he belong to a certain affiliation?
Bagadar: I'm not certain if that group still exists, but you know the Corsair Princes? There used to be a mercenary group there, called the Mercenary of Shadows. The group consists of those who use brute strength, swift agility, powerful faith, or cunning intelligence. The base was there, but their members were everywhere in this land. They would receive their jobs from selective people via letters. Otherwise, they would take some quests from local towns.
You: Thanks for the info. We'll be going now. (Leave) (You learned something important. You'll receive ??? Exp)

In Icemist, in one house next to Greyrune Manor, enter the house, and Janod will be there with Iron Golems beside him.

Janod: Hmm? Aah, you are the one who retrieved the Orb of Shadow! And why are you still with this damn thief?!
Adaon: Good to see you, too, old man.
You: Mr. Janod, I'm here to ask you something about Herlion.
Janod: I don't know what you are talking about. I don't know who this Herlion is. (said Janod while pretending to be busy doing things)
You:
a. (PER 5) *sigh* You are a powerful mage who is probably good at many things, but lying is obviously something you are not good at. Please, do tell us, sir.
b. (INT 5) You know, I wonder how the wizards here would react if they know of your relationship with a certain assassin.
c. Oh, for God's sake... Tell me, or else!
Janod:
a. Ooh, alright, what do you want to know about Herlion?
b. Why, you... Fine, what do you want to know about Herlion?
c. Or what? Are you threatening me? Ha! Not in a million years, young ones! (Leave) (Janod and his Iron Golems will fight you, and after you defeat him...)
c. Please, have mercy! I'll talk! You are way stronger than I thought...
Adaon:
a./b./c. Do you know where he is? Have you hired him these days?
Janod:
I hired him to... to kill one of my students who went mad. Could this be... Could Herlion be your father, thief? You do remind me of him ever since we met in Kingsbridge. Almost everything about you reminds me of him. Your face, your gesture, your carefree attitude, your way of talking...
You: Except Herlion is more handsome than him.
Adaon: Oh, shut up! I'm more handsome than him!
Janod: Heh, he even tricked me the same way you did, except he returned what he stole from me after I sobered.
You: Which means you fell for the same trick, twice.
Janod: Yeah, poor old absent-minded me. I knew I felt somewhat nostalgic back then. I might have killed this rascal should you not be there.
Adaon: But here I am, still alive and kicking. Anyway, yes, I'm Adaon, and Herlion is my father.
Janod: Aah, of course. Well, your father is on an island just across Freeport. Please hurry up and save him! I insisted him to not go, it's way too dangerous. Druald, my former pupil who went insane, is a powerful summoner. Sure, Herlion is a shadow-lurking assassin, but his summons enable him to detect anything that could endanger him.
You: Then we must act, fast.
Janod: I can teleport you to Freeport via portal, and you can use some boats around there to go to that island.
You: Perfect. Alright, let's go. (Leave)

In the island, you will enter a ruin that no longer has any roof or some sorts, and looks like it used to be a fort. You will also have to fight a great number of summons like imp, demon, or elementals. Once you get deep inside the fort, you will see Herlion being completely surrounded by Druald's summons. After you get close to Herlion, he will say:
Herlion: You... You defeated all those elementals, demons, and golems, all the way into here? Talk about reckless.
Adaon: Says an old man who tried to sneak into a ruin full of summons that could detect any hidden things around them.
You: Save your sarcastic remarks for later. We have some summons to obliterate. (Leave)
Don't worry about Herlion, he is close to unkillable, though his damage sucks. Once you defeat all of the summons, Druald will appear out of thin air.
Herlion: Took you long enough to show yourself, dead man.
Adaon: Wait, what the...?!
Druald: Mwahahahaha! You fool! All those insignificant beings are nothing compared to what I have finally mastered to summon! Behold! I, Druald, will conquer the world with Qyrudiess, the Bringer of Death! You three will-
You: Ah, here we go again. So, Mr. Herlion, I like your equipment, there. Can I have a look?
Druald: You three-
Herlion: Sure, young one, come here, and have a good look at it.
Druald: You three will-
Adaon: Man! That dagger of yours sure looks so badass!
Druald: ARGH! You dare to test my patience! Qyrudiess! Teach them the meaning of fear!
(Qyrudiess, a huge black Dragon, is summoned)
Druald: MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA! LET'S SEE THE FACES OF TERROR YOU THREE SHALL MAKE!
Herlion: *sigh* Why are you still here? You have a mighty dragon, your summon, here to fight for you.
Druald: Why, to see you all cowering in terror, of course.
Herlion: Yes, see your mistake? (Herlion throws a smoke bomb and disappear)
Druald: What? Where did he... Hah! The coward. He escaped. Now, Qyrudiess, tear them both to pie- (Herlion suddenly appears from behind and kills Druald by slitting his throat before Druald finished his sentence)
Herlion: You could have disappeared out of thin air with your invisibility spell, and let this dragon kill us for you. But you felt the need to deliver that unnecessary speech.
(Qyrudiess looks at you, Adaon, Herlion, and Druald's dead body, and then walks away, you can approach her again for a certain quest)

Adaon: Phew, I thought we gotta deal with that dragon, too. Kinda glad she just walked away.
You: That dragon doesn't seem to be hostile, at least not towards us. I wonder why.
Herlion: He just mastered how to summon a dragon, so the dragon was not willing to listen to him yet, which means I could kill him from behind without having to worry about the dragon. But yes, it's really rare to see a non-hostile dragon. Most importantly, why are you hare, Adaon? Why would you place yourself in the face of danger?
Adaon: Why would you care about me, old man?
Herlion: Well, I... I...
You: Adaon, he's-
Adaon: First, that old man Janod asked us to help you. Second, we came all the way here to ask you about what you said to me. Third, we are here because, well, we're adventurers.
Herlion: I see you have talked to Bagadar about me. Look, son. I don't need any help. I could have killed this fool, and all his summons would disappear. Plain and simple, yes? And what? About you being a rogue? Didn't Bagadar tell you? Adaline, your mother, she... (His voice is about to break, but he regains his composure) She was killed... Because of my actions. Because of us being rogues. And because I was too naive thinking that killing the target would have been enough. I don't want you to suffer the same fate.
You: No, you did need help. All those summons obey Druald's orders and can detect you. You were surrounded, and there was no way you could escape. You think you had a chance to go against all those numbers of summons all by yourself?
(If you are not a rogue)
What's the problem with being a rogue, anyway?
(If you are a rogue)
What's wrong with being a rogue, anyway? I'm a rogue myself, you know.
Herlion: Alright, fine, I thank you two for the help. A rogue's fate will bring only dangers and sorrow. You can be anything as long as it makes you happy, but please don't be a rogue, like myself and your mother.
Adaon: Yet you asked a thief to look after your son. You think a thief is no worse than a rogue? A thief is literally a part of a rogue. Look, even if I was a farmer or a mage under Janod... Okay, look, even if I was the kindest among the kindest bishops or clerics, there would be people in this world who hated me, who even wanted me dead. Admit it, you fear of losing me, yes, but you also fear of having to face your responsibility.
Herlion: (Slapped Adaon) ...I'm... I'm sorry, I shouldn't have... But... Why would you say I fear of my responsibility? I kept you away from danger, and gave all the money I had from assassinations to Bagadar to support him and you!
Adaon: Ask yourself. Why are you still an assassin, Herlion? You could have retired, and find a better way to make a living. No one...
Herlion: No. (The look of guilt is clearly visible on Herlion)
Adaon: ...could ever be able to find you. You could have...
Herlion: No! Stop!
Adaon: ...raised me yourself... (You could hear Adaon's voice breaking, but he regains his composure) And maybe I wouldn't become a rogue like you, like...
Herlion: ...son, please... Stop... (Herlion starts crying)
Adaon: ...my mother, like I am today. *sigh* But, father, I'm truly grateful to have been a rogue. Or, well, maybe I didn't choose the rogue life, the rogue life chose me.
Herlion: Why... (Herlion stops crying) Why would you still be a rogue?
Adaon: Well, why are YOU still being an assassin?
Herlion: Because that's the only life I have. And I don't want you to end up the same.
Adaon: Then all the more reason for me not to listen to you.
Herlion: Think, Adaon, what do you think you would achieve as a rogue? What do you think you would have in 10 or 20 years from now?
Adaon: I, Adaon, have a dream.
Herlion: ...what are you talking about?
Adaon: I will someday establish a guild, a thief guild, in Freeport without any single thief as its members. I, as the leader, will either convince them to stop becoming a thief and become something else like a Varsilian or Mercian knight, a Nivarian Paladin, an Imperial Wizard, a Thuramian scholar, a Royal Loreseeker, a Golden Hand trader, a farmer, everything, that isn't a thief, a robber, or a mugger, or open their eyes to make them realize that they can be more than just a petty thief, or robber, or mugger, they can make for a great spy, or an assassin like yourself, or an outstanding archer, or a trap master like my uncle. Maybe not today, as I'm still young and inexperienced. But I will!
Herlion: ...how? Is this a work of fate? How could you have exactly the same dream as your mother? That's... That was exactly why she helped me doing every assassinations. She made every assassination easier so I could get more money, and I save all those money so creating such guild would be easy.
Adaon: Wow, now that's a plot twist. Well, maybe I really am the son of you two.
Herlion: Of course, you are. You look like me, you talk like me, you think like your mother.
Adaon: But I'm more handsome than you.
Herlion: No, I am. I have these marvelous beards. You don't.
Adaon: I'm more handsome even without a beard. Imagine how handsome I would be with those marvelous beards.
You: Um, guys? Should we return to Janod? He already created a portal right after the dragon walked away.
Herlion: Then this is where we part ways. Come here, son.
Adaon: What, old ma- (Herlion hugs Adaon, and Adaon hugs back) Here I thought you would give, you know, some allowances for your son.
Herlion: Oh, ask Janod for that. He doesn't look like it, but his pocket is quite full.
Adaon: Alrighty then. See you again, father. (Leave)
You: (Only available if you asked Bagadar about the Mercenary of Shadows) Mr. Herlion, before we part ways, may I ask you something? The Mercenary of Shadows, you are a member of it, aren't you? Does it still exist?
Herlion: ...it's been too long I don't hear about the Mercenary of Shadows. Janod and I were members of it. I didn't hear from them anymore even before I married Adaline. It's safe to say the Mercenary of Shadows is no more.
You: I see, thanks. (Leave)

In Janod's laboratory.
Janod: I heard about your grand dream, Herlion's son. Such a noble dream. You know, if I live long enough to see you fulfilling your dream, tell me, and I'll gladly help you with anyway I can.
Adaon: Thanks... Mr. Janod. Anyway, do we have the reward, now?
Janod: What reward? For killing Druald? Heh, boy, your father killed him, not you. The reward is his, not yours.
Adaon: Ah, come on, old man!
You:
a. (PER 5) You know, maybe he asked the money so he could fulfill his dream much sooner.
b. (INT 5) Well, you did ask us to help him, and we did. He himself admitted he wouldn't make it if we weren't there.
c. (Continue)
Janod:
a./b. Well, right. Very well, here's your reward. (25.000 Gold) Now if you'll excuse me, I still have some research to do. (Leave)
c. Now if you'll excuse me, I still have some research to do. (Leave)
You: (Only available if you asked Bagadar about the Mercenary of Shadows) Mr. Janod, before we leave, may I ask you something? The Mercenary of Shadows, you and Herlion are members of it, aren't you? Does it still exist?
Janod: Did you hear about this Mercenary from Bagadar? Or Herlion? No, it has been no more for years. But there were still members of them roaming the lands, including myself. Some of them have special equipments exclusive only to the Mercenary of Shadows, like the Orb you obtained for me. You may still be able to find some others somewhere. The equipments of Shadows are old, and look cursed, but truly powerful.
You: I see, thank you, sir. (Leave) (You learned something important. ??? Exp)

After getting out of Janod's house, Adaon will say:
Adaon: Well, you can laugh all you want about my dream, my friend, I don't mind it, really. But that really is my dream.
You:
a. Laugh at your dream?! At least YOU have a dream, an excellent one at that, while I don't even have any dream. You know, I'm even damn proud of you. Who would have thought you, a thief who used to muggle me, have such a wonderful dream?
b. No dream is worth laughing. In fact, you have a noble dream. I have a dream myself, but I'm not sure it's as good as yours. You know, I'm truly proud of you. Who would have thought you, a thief who used to muggle me, have such a wonderful dream?
Adaon: Thank you. You know, we have traveled for a long time. I think it's long enough for me to ask you this: If you are to have a dream, what's your dream?
You:
a. What if I say: I rather keep it to myself? You know, just like how we first met.
b. I just want to live my peacefully, that's all. But I ended up becoming adventurer.
Adaon:
a. I take it you don't have any dream. Very well, have it your way, then.
b. That's a rather simple dream, and I actually like it. But you becoming adventurer might have been either good or bad for you, eh?
You:
a. Correct. Now, let's be on our way. (Leave)
b. Maybe yes, maybe no. But I'm grateful to have met you. Now, let's continue our journey. (Leave)

Quest completed. Adaon learned more Advanced skills, had 4-5 trait points, and 3-4 skill points.

I think I overdid myself; I'm writing for way too long. Please do tell if you enjoy the storyline, nonetheless.
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The next will be a guild quest for the Three. I will make two versions of it:
- One is a version where Thelume is Muud'ari.
- One is a version where Thelume is another race that isn't human, or looks like human, e.g. Varannar, Orc, Centaur, etc.

@Xen I even have Hirge's quest in mind, and it's involving slavery, where she is conflicted because among the slave masters in the Kingdom of Mercia, one of them is a famous figure (non-human) of the Three, and the slaves are all those who refuse to worship the Three, humans, varannars, orcs, centaurs, satyr, dwarf, etc. She will ask this slave master to stop his slavery, but this person will argue that slavery has been his kin's tradition, and stopping the slavery would mean that Hirge denies the tradition.
At one point, Hirge will show how kind she could really be, so kind that the slave master and the slaves would associate her with Nivaria, who is known for her kindness. Much to their surprise, Hirge is a direct descendant of Lady Nivaria herself. All those slaves will tell Hirge that they will follow her and worship the Three. But Hirge suggests them to follow the slave master, instead, which is a bad move. And that's as far as my imagination goes.
Wow What a quest man, I like To play this quest by my self.

Cant wait for the other one.
 

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