Moonridge is a merchant-friendly town along a busy trade route. It is relatively peaceful, despite its share of problems being on the edge of Doomwood Forest. Here you could buy a Sun Tome, a book wherein you give it to the Oaklore innkeeper Maya, she will give you one of the most powerful non-DA weapons, the Raging Sun.
- Mayor Dolan
Location: Moonridge -> Right -> Fountain -> Examine -> Illumina
???: I sense a kindred spirit... Asandar.. is that you? My vision fails me.
<Character Name>: The stone in Asandar's pendant.. The gargoyle's missing eye? I wonder...
???: You.. are not Asandar. Yet you have restored my sight...
???: I must test you. Throughout the ages, only true seekers of the forgotten have known me.
???: A message remains hidden near water unseen... find the ancient marker, and there also shall you find my name.
???: Purest light, I wait in silence. Call me, and I will answer. Holy Escutcheon.
If you answer the question wrongly:
???: Your answer is flawed. Throughout the ages, only true seekers of the forgotten have known me.
If you answer the question correctly:
Illumina: Yes, it is as you have said. I am called Illumina.
Illumina: Please tell me... What has become of Asandar?
Character: I'm sorry, but Asandar passed away long ago.
Illumina: I see..
Illumina: Asandar knew he would not survive.. He returned me to my slumber until such a day when I would be needed once more.
Illumina: I sense good in you..
Illumina: If Asandar trusted you, then I too will entrust you with my power.
The answer to her name is illumina.
Dragonfang Inn > Upstairs > Chest (Moonridge Knights)
- Edgars Blade (43, 53)
- Frigid Arctic Blade
- Melting Arctic Blade
- Purified Blade of Edgar
- Reforged Bos Primigenius
- Stabilised Arista Alysida
Viamat: Hail, <Class Name>! I am DragonLord Viamat, and I run this outpost. Please, make yourself at home.
Viamat: I admire your courage, and your willingness to further our cause, my friend. I do have some tasks with which I could use your help.
Viamat: DragonsGrasp has posted us here to aid the people of Moonridge.
Viamat: We have organized patrols of DragonLords around this area, but much danger still lies inside DoomWood.
Viamat: This cursed forest will one day cease to be a thorn in my side, I swear it!
Viamat: Aye, it’s not easy to gain ground in such a corrupted place. But at the very least, we serve to make the immediate area around Moonridge safer.
Viamat: This town is very important, it serves as a haven to merchants who supply the northern towns with food and equipment.
Viamat: The work we do here has repercussions throughout Lore, and we do not take it lightly.
Viamat: Our defensive unit was hit hard in the recent months...
Viamat: We have suffered a great many losses and have enlisted the help of the local citizens and some mercenaries to protect the town.
Viamat: Mayor Dolan has agreed to cover the costs of outfitting them with equipment, and we have been training them to fight.
Viamat: Thus, we have witnessed the birth of the Moonridge Knights.
Viamat: They are not yet able to stand alone, but one day they will, and we will be able to focus our efforts elsewhere.
Viamat: They guard the perimeter of the town, and it’s streets. I run patrols throughout the surrounding area and manage the supply.
Viamat: If the town were to ever come under attack, we’d have an army of DragonLords coming in to flank the enemy.
Viamat: Yes, I am aware that Artix is leading the frontal assault against the Necromancers in DoomWood.
Viamat: Hahaha, yes that sounds like him. The Paladins and DragonLords here share common goals, I only hope our work in DoomWood is not in vain.
Viamat: Part of our duties is to ensure that they obtain adequate supplies. They have helped us many times, it is the least we can do.
Hawke: I’m Hawke, Captain of the Moonridge Knights. Can’t talk, scouting for undea--
Hawke: ZOMBIE! 3 O’CLOCK!
Knight: Got him!
Hawke: No, it’s ok. We’re just really busy right now. Well...*(frown)* We’re always busy here.
Hawke: Why they ever decided to build the town in DoomWood, I’ll never know. Whatever. As long as they pay me.
Hawke: SKELETON! 9 O’CLOCK!!!
Hawke: Sorry, what were you sayi--
Hawke: NO, YOUR OTHER 9 O’CLOCK!!!
Hawke: I KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS!!! JUST KILL IT ALREADY!
Knight: Oh, there he is.
Hawke: Hey, before you leave, would you mind helping out? We could sure use it...Talk to DragonLord Viamat, you can find him at the DragonFang Inn.
Hawke: What’s what?
Hawke: The what now?
Hawke: Oh, that. I’ve no idea, something about a cursed battlefield or something. I dunno...
Hawke: Oh. I remember now. An ancient battle was fought there, but the souls of the dead still haunt it.
Hawke: Yeah, but it’s probably just a children’s tale to keep them from wandering off. I don’t put too much faith in stories like that.
Necro: I’m going into town to buy some spell components. Now, you guys stay here, okay?
Chomper: AWWWWW, man!
Soup: Hey, come on! You never let us go into town.
Necro: You’re undead. The knights would slay you.
Soup: Oh, right.
Chomper: Can’t you use some sort of cool spell that makes us look human? Necro: Yes.
Soup: So...why don’t you use it?
Necro: I travel with you two everywhere I go. I want at least some time to myself. Gosh, I can’t even hear myself think sometimes.
Necro: Don’t gimme that look. At least you get to be ‘not dead’. You’re lucky I let you use words, you know the rules.
Chomper: Yeah, I’m really glad I don’t have to do that ‘AroooOooo’ thing. It’s just weird.
Soup: We have no lips. What do you expect?
Chomper: It just...it kinda takes away from our dignity.
Soup: WE’RE UNDEAD! We have no dignity! We don’t even have real names!
Soup: Honestly...SOUP?! Why on earth would you name me that?
Necro: I like soup.
Soup: ...of course.
Necro: I named him Chomper because he tried to bite my toes off. Soup: ???
Chomper: It’s true.
Chomper: I...I was bored.
Soup: Yeah...of course you have dignity. What was I thinking.
Knight and Citizen Banter
Knight: Hail, Adventurer! Welcome to Moonridge.
Knight: This is Mayor Dolan’s house.
Knight: What? I’m resting. I’m tired, ok? ...And I don’t think she can see me from here.
Citizen: This town is so much safer, now that the DragonLords have arrived.
Knight: If Hawke asks, please tell her I’m doing a good job.
Knight: Our Captain is really tough on us, but she has good intentions. She’s very protective of this town. She’s probably very nice when not working
Mayor Dolan: Hello traveler. Welcome to Moonridge.
Mayor Dolan: I know Doomwood is an.. unhealthy.. location for a town.
Pamela: *rolls eyes*
Mayor Dolan: But we are very near a trade route that connects Falconreach to the towns further south. Mayor Dolan: Without a place to take refuge, travelers would have no protection here on the edge of the forest as they are passing through.
Mayor Dolan: Plus we have the Moonridge Knights. I have faith in their ability.
Pamela: *(Yeah, in their ability to be useless)*
Mayor Dolan: Our knights have been trained by the finest of DragonLords, and are led by a most capable leader. Hawke keeps them in shape.
Mayor Dolan: I am not entirely certain. She was a skilled ranger. We hired several mercenaries when the knighthood was founded.
Mayor Dolan: Actually, now that I think about it...I believe she is from East of here. Near the Sandsea. She likely trained there.
Mayor Dolan: I’m afraid that the story of Moonridge is rather dull...
Mayor Dolan: Years ago, a group from the north were travelling through here and simply decided to set up camp. Heh, and they never left!
Mayor Dolan: Eventually, more and more travelers passed through here, and it became widely known as a good resting spot along the road.
Mayor Dolan: Soon, settlers began moving in, and the rest I suppose is history.
Mayor Dolan: Well, you see...
Pamela: Haha. Yeaaahhh, that didn’t really pan out.
Mayor Dolan: The town WAS just a giant shopping mall, the Muskrat Mall...but at that point we did not have running water...
Mayor Dolan: Packing a few hundred stinky people in one building with only a few windows...not such a great idea.
Mayor Dolan: So we ended up building a normal town, to help with air flow. Pamela: It really helped the tourism side of things. Well...that and getting rid of the muskrats.
Mayor Dolan: We've got running water now though, so it’s fine. No reason to not stay and spend your money.