Lady of the Night

Darteous

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So that lady is definitely evil right? I want that amulet, but I'm not a fan of siding with evil. Just want to make sure there's not some side story that she's actually a good guy getting revenge on the captain or something after, as I've read on the wiki that she appears to start killing people if you free her.
 

VDX_360

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The Lady of the Night story arc -MIGHT- get expanded on during the next update (due out next summer?).

As far as in-game knowledge goes, one can make a reasonably solid guess that Syllara, aka the Lady of the Night, is the cause of the people going missing. It's a pretty solid guess, but it's not explicitly stated in-game.

Based on the tons of other tidbits in the game, one can make a reasonable guess that the Lady of the Night story arc sets up for a Varannari vs. The Church of the Three.

Based on same tidbits as above, one could also guess the Lady of the Night arc would explain the origin of the three, and likely involve a fight between the main character and a powerful god-like deity, either Arbenos, Syllara or an yet-to-be named evil entity.

Quest decisions might determine how the main character fits into that showdown.

Keep in mind that the in-game tidbits show that Syllara only embraced dark forces as a means to fight for freedom of her people. It doesn't explain how, or who, helped her in that process. That opens the door for Syllara being painted more as a flawed, anti-hero than a truly evil person. But that would depend on how far she's gone into the dark.

Keep in mind that David the Developer hasn't released plot outlines so a lot is. at best, a educated guess.
 

Darteous

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I put off making a decision as it felt wrong to help the witch, Ended up dying to a liches paralysis at level 22. this time I really am going to take a break. I'll try again sometime next year.
 

PeteNewell

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Permit me to overanalyse for a moment.

As far as “definitely evil” goes, the history you get from the temple of the three is the history written by the winners. And as usual, the winners had a definite agenda.

You have hints from other sources of information that the three are, shall we say, disingenous about parts of their story. As a rule, I don’t think any better of unquestionable dogma than any other argument from authority: it all boils down to might makes right.

So sure, there’s some real darkness and evil to be found in places associated with the witches of Orrog, but there’s plenty of evil to be found in a lot of old places of power in the EK. Power calls to power, after all, and power tends to corrupt.

I don’t actually see a lot of absolute lock on the moral high ground anywhere in the game, which is one of the reasons I like it so much. Nuanced writing is rare and precious.

You have lots of opportunity to indulge in well-rewarded moral fluidity, and also the option tonrole-play a hard and narrow path.

Play the one you enjoy more.
 

Darteous

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I do like that about certain aspects in the game, however the new tavern warning you get about people starting to go missing, which includes the guy who gave you the quest initially. That along side the fact that what started the quest was the guy felt an evil presence and asks you to look into it makes it fairly solid evidence.
 

VDX_360

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Generally speaking, those that are using death magic tend to fall into the evil category.
 

PeteNewell

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I could construct an argument to both replies, but I’d have to veer pretty wildly. Probably best to not.
 

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