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== Background ==
 
== Background ==
  
A native from the town of Marze and an archaeologist of some note in the Aveh region, Josephine seems to have found that archaeology wasn't exactly paying the bills and took up Drifter work to supplement her passion. After some searching, she was able to convene with an old colleague, find his associate, and slip through the front lines to head out west, having confirmed that a certain object in her possession is the real deal...
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A native from the town of Marze and an archaeologist of some note in the Aveh region, Josephine seems to have found that archaeology wasn't exactly paying the bills and took up Drifter work to supplement her passion. According to her, she's found something big but there seems to be a rather significant bit of a catch involved with it.
  
...So naturally, she went back to the place she'd found it to start and found that somewhere in Ignas should have another. That place turned out to be the Ash Hare.
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===Developments - Chapter 1, Act 1===
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* Arrives in Adlehyde completely broke, in search of a good job and a scholar she knows. The job comes first since she can't get where she needs without some money.
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** As a consequence, meets Lily and Leon and gets entangled in their situation.
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** Soon after, gets involved with the situation near Port Timney and encounters Malevolence for the first time.
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* Eventually heads north to Linga to meet with an old friend, who confirms that what she has is the real deal and is of Zeboim origin and then redirects her back to Adlehyde to meet an associate of his.
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** Unfortunately, Adlehyde is under attack by Metal Demons as she arrives.
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** After the invasion ends she finds Noah Hawthorne, her friend's associate and begins to make the necessary plans to get where she needs to go. First of all, there's the issue with the blockade.
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** Learns during this time that Lily can speak and read Zeboim.
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* Joins Lily and Leon -- along with Fei, Riesenlied and others -- on an investigation into the mysterious Gryndille. They find out evidence that Lily's dad is behind its rampage.
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* Heads back west, breaking through the blockade and subsequently sidestepping the events at the Guardian Temple entirely.
  
Now with two pieces to her name, she seeks out the others wherever they may lie.
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===Developments - Chapter 1, Act 2===
  
With Mother is dead she's been searching again for likely leads, to no avail. That, and the business her father got involved with also didn't improve her quest, and in facing him down she was able to explain, at last, that her older sister is dead. However, thanks to the chase after K.K. after what happened in Krosse, she was quite possibly left in the wrong place at the wrong time and has once again been transported to Lunar.
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* Triangulating the ruin the tile had come from is trickier than it seems, and Josie again needs money, putting things on hold for a while.
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** This sees her taking up a job to guard a shipment of Fossils, which is where she runs into the Black Wings properly, as the lot of them get wrapped up in something far more complicated.
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*** This leads to her borrowing and ultimately losing a Dragon Fossil that Riesenlied lends her in an attempt to bait out the culprits. Sadly, they get away. For now.
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* With enough money and supplies, Josie ventures properly back into the dig where she found the tile... and is able to determine that it didn't come from here originally. Someone brought it there.
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* Meanwhile, Lily, aware of the more pressing problems facing Filgaia, blackmails Josie to assist in finding and protecting the statues. Without much choice in the matter, Josie agrees.
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** She has a mixed success rate in actually doing this, of course.
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* Leon and company meanwhile track down a place that Gryndille apparently used to recharge, and found in its depths even more questions than previously. A coup is uncovered; Josie finds a tile matching the other in her possession.
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** Following on that unearthed plot, the new Black Wolves -- Josie herself now a member -- head north to Kislev to save the Kaiser. Josie borrows Leon's Gear for the battle against Lily's father, and then they are forced to fight Gryndille itself.
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** After recovering from that battle -- and with the Kaiser now officially owing them a favor -- the Black Wolves investigate a recently uncovered Elw ruin... before returning to Wayside.
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* Which quickly receives attention from the Metal Demons (displeased with Riesenlied breaking from their cause) and Id. Josie receives serious injury in this battle and is recovering on board the Fereshte (the ship that Riesenlied uncovered beneath Wayside) when several things happen concurrently at the Elw ruin that cause anything in its vicinity -- the Fereshte included -- to become transported to Lunar.
  
To Spira, that is.
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===Developments - Chapter 1, Act 3===
  
Where she has found another of those strange plates, a third in the set that she's collected to date.
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* Josie arrives on Lunar with nearly none of her things and a single nightshirt between her and a scandal. She isn't pleased about this but with help makes do and sets about the business of earning money as she searches for the Fereshte.
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===Developments - Chapter 1, Act 4===
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===Developments - Chapter 1, Epilogue===
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===Developments - Chapter 2, Act 1===
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===Developments - Chapter 2, Act 2===
  
 
== Powers and Abilities ==
 
== Powers and Abilities ==
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Revision as of 00:44, 15 February 2020

Josephine Lovelace
Tokens josy.png
IC Information
Full Name: Josephine Lovelace
Nickname Josie
Gender: Female
Age (Birthdate): 32 (11/26, 469 PC)
Hometown: Marze
Hair Colour: White
Class: Delightful Archaeologist
Role: Drifter
Bounty: 0 Gella
OOC Information
Theme: Original Character
Groups: Black Wolves
Player: Shrimpy
Fun Information
ARM: Gawain XR57 Mod (rifle)
Favorite Food: Sweet Pickles
Least Favorite Food: Mushrooms
Dominant Hand: Left
Hobbies: Pigeon-fancying, bird-watching, ARMs, collecting crystals, free-style cooking
Good With: Repairing things, raising pigeons
Bad With: The prudent approach
Soundtrack: 8tracks Version
YouTube Version

"Frankly, if I'd known they were going to bring along a Gear... I would've brought a bigger gun."

Not all archaeologists restrain themselves to the academic life -- some slip by turns into Drifterhood for either personal or practical reasons. Josephine -- Josie, to acquaintances and friends -- apparently falls into this latter camp, having even joined up with the mercenary group known as the Black Wolves. Daughter of the now-disgraced master Symbologist Timotheus -- justifiably so, given the outcome of his research on the Anomalous Orb and its effects on Krosse -- Josie is, with the death of her older sister Katriona, apparently all that remains of her family aside from her father, vanished for parts unknown. An optimist by practice but a pragmatist at heart, Josie is a woman of many vices who values personal freedom and choice above nearly all else. Skilled with ARMs and Symbology, she hunts still after further clues to a discovery she found in the wastes of west Ignas, one that she claims may 'be one for the history books'. Penelope, her pet pigeon and notorious menace, is often at her side.

Background

A native from the town of Marze and an archaeologist of some note in the Aveh region, Josephine seems to have found that archaeology wasn't exactly paying the bills and took up Drifter work to supplement her passion. According to her, she's found something big but there seems to be a rather significant bit of a catch involved with it.

Developments - Chapter 1, Act 1

  • Arrives in Adlehyde completely broke, in search of a good job and a scholar she knows. The job comes first since she can't get where she needs without some money.
    • As a consequence, meets Lily and Leon and gets entangled in their situation.
    • Soon after, gets involved with the situation near Port Timney and encounters Malevolence for the first time.
  • Eventually heads north to Linga to meet with an old friend, who confirms that what she has is the real deal and is of Zeboim origin and then redirects her back to Adlehyde to meet an associate of his.
    • Unfortunately, Adlehyde is under attack by Metal Demons as she arrives.
    • After the invasion ends she finds Noah Hawthorne, her friend's associate and begins to make the necessary plans to get where she needs to go. First of all, there's the issue with the blockade.
    • Learns during this time that Lily can speak and read Zeboim.
  • Joins Lily and Leon -- along with Fei, Riesenlied and others -- on an investigation into the mysterious Gryndille. They find out evidence that Lily's dad is behind its rampage.
  • Heads back west, breaking through the blockade and subsequently sidestepping the events at the Guardian Temple entirely.

Developments - Chapter 1, Act 2

  • Triangulating the ruin the tile had come from is trickier than it seems, and Josie again needs money, putting things on hold for a while.
    • This sees her taking up a job to guard a shipment of Fossils, which is where she runs into the Black Wings properly, as the lot of them get wrapped up in something far more complicated.
      • This leads to her borrowing and ultimately losing a Dragon Fossil that Riesenlied lends her in an attempt to bait out the culprits. Sadly, they get away. For now.
  • With enough money and supplies, Josie ventures properly back into the dig where she found the tile... and is able to determine that it didn't come from here originally. Someone brought it there.
  • Meanwhile, Lily, aware of the more pressing problems facing Filgaia, blackmails Josie to assist in finding and protecting the statues. Without much choice in the matter, Josie agrees.
    • She has a mixed success rate in actually doing this, of course.
  • Leon and company meanwhile track down a place that Gryndille apparently used to recharge, and found in its depths even more questions than previously. A coup is uncovered; Josie finds a tile matching the other in her possession.
    • Following on that unearthed plot, the new Black Wolves -- Josie herself now a member -- head north to Kislev to save the Kaiser. Josie borrows Leon's Gear for the battle against Lily's father, and then they are forced to fight Gryndille itself.
    • After recovering from that battle -- and with the Kaiser now officially owing them a favor -- the Black Wolves investigate a recently uncovered Elw ruin... before returning to Wayside.
  • Which quickly receives attention from the Metal Demons (displeased with Riesenlied breaking from their cause) and Id. Josie receives serious injury in this battle and is recovering on board the Fereshte (the ship that Riesenlied uncovered beneath Wayside) when several things happen concurrently at the Elw ruin that cause anything in its vicinity -- the Fereshte included -- to become transported to Lunar.

Developments - Chapter 1, Act 3

  • Josie arrives on Lunar with nearly none of her things and a single nightshirt between her and a scandal. She isn't pleased about this but with help makes do and sets about the business of earning money as she searches for the Fereshte.

Developments - Chapter 1, Act 4

Developments - Chapter 1, Epilogue

Developments - Chapter 2, Act 1

Developments - Chapter 2, Act 2

Powers and Abilities

Everyone's got their special talents. These are Josie's:

  • Sharpshooting/Trickshooting - According to her, it's a hobby. When it comes to sniping or pinpoint accuracy with a bullet, or doing dumb tricks with a rifle (and other ARMs!), Josie's the person to demonstrate.
    • Gawain XR57 Mod - A highly modified (it seems to have even been a right-handed model at one point, but is now configured for left-hand use) gunsmoke rifle, of the type commonly known to aficionados as the 'Gawain'. Josie's favored ARM, and well-used. Now including some anti-Gear components.
    • Iron Cobra 325 - A sidearm given to her by Lily. Apparently taken from a dead bandit. A typical Aveh-style sidearm, reliable but nothing special.
    • Reaper's Hand - A heavy sidearm built on a standard gunsmoke core, but using metal scavenged from Rephaim's lost arm; some additional recoil dampening support provided by Shalune. Can alternate between two modes: six normal revolver rounds or a single buckshot round.
    • Nostos Cannon - Built from Gryndille's arm, it is now a somewhat-reduced-in-weight (but still heavy) electromagnetic railgun-class cannon. It fires huge slug shells, but has enormous energy requirements. At present, Josie has three rechargable fuel cores that can power it, but they need time and sunlight to restore themselves. When she uses it, she loses much of her mobility as it has to rest on the ground or similar to avoid a recoil problem.
  • Archaeology - Her job, her passion. She knows a lot of anecdotes about archaeological discoveries (and discoverers) and obviously the dos and don'ts of site digs. Which she apparently follows or ignores as it suits her, to judge by her behavior. Josie's even published some papers, but that was years ago.
    • Dubious Contacts?? - Apparently knows people in shadier markets in Ignas due to having sold artifacts some time ago. Suspicious!
  • Symbology - The daughter of an (very in)famous Symbologist and an accomplished Symbologist in her own right, while most of Josie's spells are not combat-focused, she's still able to get a lot of mileage out of them nonetheless. Most of her spells are utilitarian, or orient around stopping/stunning rather than direct damage.
  • Care and Keeping of Pigeons - And technically, this can sort of extend to most non-predatory birds in general, but Josie's very good at managing (preferably tame) pigeons. She knows how to handle, raise, feed, and even treat (non-surgically) avian wounds/illness and is familiar with the most common ailments, particularly those that affect certain breeds. She also has at least passing familiarity with most fancy breeds on Ignas. Yes, even the Kislevan Beauty Tippler.
  • Mechanical Aptitude - Machinery is another hobby of Josie's, and she's capable of figuring out and repairing basic machines -- though largely she just enjoys taking them apart to study how they work (usually they go back together again too). More complicated devices take more doing, and as of yet, she has no capacity with electronics due to inexperience. She has a particular interest in ARMs of all types...
    • ARMS Meister - ...because she's an ARMS Meister of some proficiency. Sometimes she makes guns for people even!
  • Iron Liver - did you see how much she can drink? it's a lot

Tools

Self

Name Type Rating Effects Description
Penelope Wits 3 Resilient, Liability Josie's faithful (?) pet pigeon. Both a source of moral support for Josie and a helpful (??) distraction at times.
Well-Used Mattock Brute 2 Strengthen The archaeologist's best friend. A pick-mattock to be precise. A sturdy if well used piece of gear that can both dig and smash. Helpful for getting rid of stubborn rocks and debris.
Liquid Courage Combat 3 Rally Josie's best friend. For those times when everything's gone pear-shaped and you still have a bunch of monsters to handle.
Pack of Cigarettes Wits 1 Cleanse Featuring a smooth flavor and soothing to the nerves. Beyond the obvious use, the smoke and ash produced can also be applied to various purposes/puzzles.

Nostos Cannon

Name Type Rating Effects Description
Fresh Energy Core Brute 4 None A fresh core for the cannon. Allows one full-power shot immediately after -- but Josie only has so many of these available to throw against a dungeon's obstacles.
Cannonfire Combat 3 Embolden Liability Opens fire with the cannon. The good news is that it's very effective! ...The bad news is that it's draining on the cannon... and a problem for any allies in the path of the shells.
Superfluous Lights Wits 1 Enlighten Fanfare The cannon's readiness lighting is a bit on the over-dramatic side -- but the good news is that it's also effective as a very awkward flashlight... if you like your flashlights in red, amber, yellow, green, or sometimes purple.

Relationships

Name Nickname Major Group Affinity Josie weighs in
Elhaym van Houten Red Black Wolves Affinity-3-green.png "Young love really does move mountains doesn't it? Heh heh."
Fei Fong Wong Junior Black Wolves Affinity-4-blue.png "You and your favor. You really put me in a tight spot that time, do you understand?! Kids..."
Jude Moshe N/A Black Wolves Affinity-3-green.png "We've all got our secrets."
Leon Albus Lion Black Wolves Affinity-4-blue.png "And to think I thought HE was the stable one."
Lily Keil Tiger, Rose-of-Sharon Black Wolves Affinity-4-blue.png "Rose-of-Sharon, huh?"
Noeline Sugar Wayside Outreach Affinity-3-green.png "You really are a pain in the ass, but damned if I know where we'd be without you."
Riesenlied Sunshine Wayside Outreach Affinity-4-blue.png "Sunshine... honestly, I'm just glad you're back. ...Guess I've got a soft spot after all."
Muni Muni one muni is already enough Wayside Outreach...? Affinity-2-yellow.png "It's too Guardians-damned friendly for a dragon!"
Xantia Sparky Black Wolves Affinity-3-green.png "Gotta hand it to you, kiddo -- you ain't let us down yet."
Emeralda Jade, Jadelet Black Wolves Affinity-3-green.png "Ain't you a promising kiddo."
Cassidy Cain Cass None Affinity-3-green.png "A sister from another mister, eh?"
Lunata Croze Little Bear Yevon Affinity-3-green.png "Whatever it is you end up doing, make sure you mean it. All the way."
Timotheus Lovelace N/A None Affinity-0-red.png "If I ever see you again, I'll kill you."
Katriona Lovelace Kat None Affinity-6-heart.png "I miss you, sis."
Shalune Amira Lunie Caravan Kinship Affinity-3-green.png "Kiddo... watch out for Lunata. She's gonna need someone by her side, whatever she does. She's too young to do it alone."
Ambrosius N/A Veruni Affinity-2-yellow.png "A fellow researcher? Probably more responsible than I am, heh."
Gwen Whitlock N/A Vile Fiends Affinity-2-yellow.png "Don't I know your auntie?"
Ida Everstead-Rey Sweetheart None Affinity-2-yellow.png "Welcome back to civilization, sweetheart."
Jacqueline Barber Jay Caravan Kinship Affinity-3-green.png "Don't suppose you'd give me a discount at this point?"
Matilda Whitehead N/A Odessa Affinity-2-yellow.png "Nothing personal. You just remind me of some real bad times."
Ethius Hesiod Owl Caravan Kinship Affinity-2-yellow.png "We've got some unsettled business... but I'm willing to let it slide. Call it a favor returned."
Talia Princess Wayside Outreach Affinity-2-yellow.png "Seems like we might need to have a word sometime, huh?"
Neriah Parringer N/A Crucible Affinity-1-orange.png "Don't get in my way."
Isiris Shango'Ra N/A None Affinity-0-red.png "Next time, it's right between the eyes."
K.K. N/A Crucible Affinity-2-yellow.png "You're done. And so am I."
Elvis N/A Veruni Affinity-2-yellow.png "Ain't you the helpful one. Not every day a lady gets a hand like that with her ARM."
Celine Jules Celie None Affinity-2-yellow.png "Really grown up, haven't you? Now I'm feeling my years, heh heh."
Lady Harken N/A Metal Demons Affinity-2-yellow.png "I think we can see eye-to-eye, just about."

NPCs of Note

  • Timotheus Lovelace - A powerful Symbologist and former man of significance in Marze (after the business in Krosse), now vanished for parts unknown following said business in Krosse. Well-known in Ignas-based Symbology circles, and by anyone familiar with the Marze-Linga split (and attendees of campus in Linga if their professor hates him a lot which is plausible!!). Josephine's father. Still distressingly spry despite being over 80. Also not a nice person and a huge asshole of an archmage, as several people have found out. Now with one less eye than he used to have. (basically this guy, honestly)
  • Katriona Lovelace - Josie's older sister, about whom she has spoken little. What is known is that she was the black sheep of the family, but that she and Josie were close, that she was killed in a fire (the same that scarred Josie's right hand) and Josie saw to her burial. Apparently their father refuses to acknowledge her existence...
  • Penelope - A fancy pigeon. Allegedly a loyal trained bird. Allegedly also a pacifist, but this appears to have been a lie. Smarter than she seems (but still a normal pigeon). Often sulky, may be going through pigeon adolescence or... something.
    Penelope's List O' Hated Things:
    • Salt Shakers
    • Jacob the Mechanical Pigeon (Jude's)
    • Cat (Morgan's)
    • Lily's (former) Malevolence aura
    • Tatzelwurms

Digger Discoveries

Does not include any outcomes where the winning result was 'a successful escape'

Chapter 1

What Where Status
A mysterious statue Sult Ruins Sold for cash, proceeds split among group
Lahan reports Otherworldly Hollow Reviewed and ultimately given to Leon Albus for safekeeping
Damaged Gear parts Ruins of Lahan Some partially disassembled out of curiosity, viable ones sold for cash to Bart
Hydroponic section panel Berry Cave Inspected briefly but did not review further
Dragon fossil Ruins of Memory Used with the ARM she made for Lunata
A useful pendant Rujm el-Hiri Claimed by Lily
Rare fungi Doomed to Obscurity Sold for cash
A cool whip Krosse Kave Claimed by Animal but Josie sold some mundane weapons for cash
A blank book Akbar's Discount Dungeon Attempted to sell this (it did not sell)
A corpse Doomed to Obscurity Collected quite the interesting note
A questionable favor The Black Market Obtained a favor from Fiddy
A broken console Cage Tower A broken console; more investigation needed
An assortment of ancient tech Ash Hare Robot arms, tools, and other assorted things; Josie probably has a few pieces in her possession
Defaced artwork The Nameless Spire Mysteries abound, particularly regarding one man's apparent loathing of a woman named Bradamante; left for others to handle
Magical goods and paraphernalia Emrys Mire Collected with intent to sell... and lost in the fall of Lastonbell
Broken silver chain Burwich Village Pieces of a chain of broken silver necklace. Mysterious!
Baby chimera Feral Menagerie An actual baby chimera. Fei took it into his care
ARM parts Cage Tower - High Security Used to build a shotgun-type ARM for Lunata
Remains of a helmet Leck Mines - Flooded Remains of a Metal Demon helmet; may have belonged to Siegfried
Angel Quill Stone Forest - Storm Season A pretty and lucky carved stone; Josie left it for another to take
Kraken Nacre Ship Graveyard Kraken nacre; Josie sold her share for a profit
Recipes abound Bream Chasers Dinner /and/ a recipe, not bad
Emeralds Learn A New Trick Sold for cash

Chapter 2

What Where Status
Hi-Ether Mushroom Rock Road Gifted to Josie by a fellow (??) Crusader. Still in her possession!

Weapon Stories

Gawain XR57 Mod

Chapter Story Unlock
1 Once upon a time, there was a little village by the forest. Everyone who lived in the village were so nice and kind to one another. And in one house, you know, there lived a mommy, and a daddy, and a little girl. They loved their little girl so much, because she was the best and brightest little girl in the whole world. The Door Was Open
2 But the mommy died. The little girl and her daddy were so very sad! The little girl decided one day, 'I'm going to do my best to make my mommy proud of me!' and so she studied very hard.
Eventually, the little girl grew up and became a young lady. She left home and worked very hard.
The Desire That Has Lead Us
3 [to be unlocked] ????
4 [to be unlocked] ????

Iron Cobra 325

Chapter Story Unlock
1 I'll never forgive them. Ever.
Why should the burden fall on me?
Darkest Need
2 I'll never forgive him. Ever.
Why wasn’t I good enough for you?
The Vinegar of Our Lives
3 I'll never forgive her. Ever.
Why couldn't you stop?
A Bitter Promise
4 [to be unlocked] ????

Reaper's Hand

Chapter Story Unlock
1 Death waits. This is the absolute law of existence: those who live and breath will in time perish. It matters not how far one roams or how justly they may live: they will die. But fear it not. Drown Deeply
2 Birth and death oft walk hand in hand. A child breathes their first and a mother may thus breath their last. What is the meaning of such an event? What death can be called just? But fear it not. Dragons and Illusions
3 Some may succumb in their beds from age or disease. But others are torn from life early by the hand of another. What value has the circumstances of such an event? What death can be termed good? But fear it not. Again and Again
4 Fear it not. This is your meditation to follow: sow what you will. Inherit what you must. And know whatever roads you tread, you will find it there at the end, awaiting you. Birth of a Wish

Nostos Cannon

Chapter Story Unlock
1 [to be unlocked] ????
2 [to be unlocked] ????
3 [to be unlocked] ????
4 [to be unlocked] ????

A Well-Used Knife

Chapter Story Unlock
1 [to be unlocked] ????
2 [to be unlocked] ????
3 [to be unlocked] ????
4 [to be unlocked] ????

Logs and Cutscenes

Chapter 1 Logs

Chapter 1, Act 1 Logs

Chapter 1, Act 2 Logs

Chapter 1, Act 3 Logs

Chapter 1, Act 4 Logs

Chapter 1, Epilogue Logs

Chapter 1 Cutscenes

Chapter 2 Logs

Chapter 2, Act 1 Logs

Chapter 2, Act 2 Logs

Chapter 2, Act 3 Logs

Chapter 2, Act 4 Logs

Chapter 2 Cutscenes