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PetarusVanjaFirstMeeting1if player is a Shadow
Petarus: I used to hunt your kind back in Theopolis, Shadow. I've seen what you do to people, and I know why you do it.

Vanja: 'Why' stopped being a useful question the moment we set foot in Wraeclast, Petarus.

Petarus: Without the 'why', what's left?

Vanja: 'How'... to survive. Please, Shadow, ignore Petarus.
PetarusVanjaFirstMeeting2if player is a Witch
Vanja: You are most welcome here, sister. What you did back there in Sarn, it was truly...

Petarus: ...terrifying. Don't get me wrong. Piety, the rest, they had it coming. But there's no one like that here. These Maraketh, they're good people.

Vanja: She knows that! Please, sister, ignore Petarus.
PetarusVanjaFirstMeeting3if player is a Templar
Petarus: My lord Templar, I can't tell you how good it is to meet a man so willing and able to put the Order back on the road to Faith...

Vanja: ...oh my god, Petarus!

Petarus: Vanja!

Vanja: I've just seen too many foul deeds done in the name of Faith.

Petarus: Committed by those who talked of God while they acted for themselves.

Vanja: Fine, Petarus, fine.
PetarusVanjaFirstMeeting4if player is a Duelist
Petarus: I saw you fight, back in Theopolis. You were good. But what you did back there in Sarn, it was truly...

Vanja: ...terrifying. Don't misunderstand me. Piety, the rest, they deserved what they got. But there's no one like that here. These Maraketh, they're good people.

Petarus: He knows that, Vanja!

Vanja: I hope so, Petarus.
PetarusVanjaFirstMeeting5if player is a Ranger
Vanja: It's one thing to watch in awe as the she-wolf hunts, quite another to invite her to share your campfire. Wouldn't you agree, Ranger?

Petarus: No, she wouldn't, Vanja, and neither do I.

Vanja: We both saw what she did in Sarn!

Petarus: And we both know that Piety and the rest had it coming!

Vanja: Fine, Petarus, fine.
PetarusVanjaFirstMeeting6if player is a Marauder
Vanja: Talamoana, warrior. I can't tell you how good it is to meet a man so willing and able to fight for...

Petarus: Oh my god, Vanja!

Vanja: Petarus!

Petarus: I've seen the heads of too many friends dangling from Karui belts.

Vanja: Friends whose orders were to clap slaver's irons on as many Karui as they could get their filthy hands on. Please, Marauder, ignore Petarus.
PetarusVanjaFirstMeeting7if player is a Scion
Petarus: My lady, what you achieved back there in Sarn was truly...

Vanja: ...terrifying. Don't misunderstand me. Piety, the rest, they deserved what they got. But there's no one like that here. These Maraketh, they're good people.

Petarus: She knows that, Vanja!

Vanja: I hope so, Petarus.


Petarus: My Grandfather was a captain in the Ebony Legion. My father too. And me. Just following the path that'd been laid out for me.

Vanja: Until you met me.

Petarus: Yes, until I met the most beautiful woman I'd ever seen.

Vanja: Behind bars. An exile waiting to become an experiment. Not quite how I imagined meeting the man of my dreams.

Petarus: I realised then that I wasn't part of the Ebony Legion any more. I'd become a Blackguard, like every other damned legionnaire in Sarn, taking orders from a madman.

Vanja: Petarus freed me and led us here.

Petarus: I'd heard about the Maraketh from those few legionnaires who survived the assault on Highgate.

Vanja: And I talked them into harbouring us.

Petarus: Vanja can be very persuasive when she wants to be.

The Mines

Vanja: Emperor Voll is dead, for good this time.

Petarus: And the entrance to the Mines stands open. I suppose you'll be heading down there to...

Vanja: free us from the sickening supremacy of Nightmare.

Petarus: I was going to say, 'to kick some nightmare arse'.

Vanja: I think I put it better.

Petarus: Of course you did, sweets.


Petarus: Dialla was there when it all went bad. If anyone can help put things right, it's...

Vanja: ...why would she? Wraeclast has been like this for almost three hundred years. What's made her want to do something about it now?

Petarus: She's the Gemling Queen, Vanja! There's no way we could understand what goes on in that mind of hers.

Vanja: I know, and that's precisely what worries me.
Petarus: Dialla saw the mistakes of the past with her own eyes, and now she's given everything to fix them. Right, Vanja?

Vanja: I don't know, Petarus. I saw people die for each other in Sarn. I saw clarity, resolution in their eyes. In Dialla's eyes... I see ghosts.

Petarus: Those eyes have seen horrors that we can't even imagine.

Vanja: Maybe, but this 'sacrifice' of hers? I think it was more like a deal and Dialla didn't quite get what she'd bargained for.


PetarusVanjaOnMalachaiDead1if player is a Witch
Petarus: It's obvious to everyone now.

Vanja: There's no one like you, Witch.

Petarus: The Beast learned that the hard way...

Vanja: ...and the whole of Wraeclast will learn about it, one way or another.

Petarus: So, I guess this is the happily-ever-after they promised us when we were kids, right, Vanja?

Vanja: For us, for Wraeclast... maybe. What about you, sister? Do you even know what that looks like for you?

Petarus: There's plenty of happiness to go around now.

Vanja: You deserve a piece of it.
PetarusVanjaOnMalachaiDead2if player is a Duelist
Petarus: There's no arena, no trophy, no accolade, no title...

Vanja: end to what Petarus could spout in your honour.

Petarus: In this case, I think it's all right to do so for a bit, don't you? We're standing in the presence of the greatest Duelist that ever lived.

Vanja: For once, I actually agree with him.

Petarus: You've done more than attain glory, Duelist. You've saved the entire bloody world!

Vanja: We needed a hero and you rose to the occasion. Thank you.
PetarusVanjaOnMalachaiDead3if player is a Templar
Petarus: I am proud to be part of the Order. Your order, my Lord.

Vanja: And I am sorry. I should have had more Faith. I've always believed in God. It's just that, until now, I didn't think the Templar did.

Petarus: I guess sometimes it takes a miracle, something to prove that we're not on our own in this world.

Vanja: True. Thank you, Templar, for reminding me what it's like to believe. It's a luxury that I haven't been able to afford.

Petarus: Yet it's something that all of Wraeclast can have now.
PetarusVanjaOnMalachaiDead4if player is a Marauder
Vanja: I am proud to know you, Karui.

Petarus: And I'm sorry. I should have been less hasty...

Vanja: ...bigoted?

Petarus: Quick to judge, but, then... Wraeclast tends to bring that out in people. Quick to judge or quick to die... it's been that way for far too long.

Vanja: But thanks to our warrior here, that could all begin to change.

Petarus: Dominus is gone. The Beast is gone. Feels like we can all start again now.

Vanja: Oriathan and Karui, everyone. Thanks to you.
PetarusVanjaOnMalachaiDead5if player is a Scion
Petarus: We are in your debt, my Lady, and soon enough all of Wraeclast will understand the thanks it owes you.

Vanja: You're actually the first highborn woman I've ever met who deserves to be called 'my Lady'.

Petarus: Vanja!

Vanja: It's true and she knows it. Leadership isn't about power, it's about responsibility, and this Lady took the burden from the entire world.

Petarus: Well said, Vanja!

Vanja: It'd pay for Petarus to listen to me more often, but when it comes to you, Scion, I'm glad he didn't.
PetarusVanjaOnMalachaiDead6if player is a Ranger
Vanja: You are indeed a wonder, mountain cat.

Petarus: Oh, so she's allowed to share our campfire now, is she?

Vanja: I can admit when I'm wrong.

Petarus: Sure, someone just has to save the world before you do it.

Vanja: A girl's got to have standards, Petarus.

Petarus: Well, I think it's safe to say, Vanja, that our Ranger here has managed to set a whole new standard. One that the whole of Wraeclast will need to live up to.

Vanja: I'm happy to say that I think you're right, Petarus. So utterly, wonderfully, right.
PetarusVanjaOnMalachaiDead7if player is a Shadow
Vanja: I thought you were going to teach us how to survive, Shadow. Instead, you've given us all the chance to far more than just that. You've given us a chance to live.

Petarus: Yes... maybe I was wrong about you.

Vanja: Maybe?

Petarus: Completely and utterly wrong, and happy for it. How's that?

Vanja: Perfect.

Petarus: And what's next for you, Shadow? You've committed the greatest murder in the history of Wraeclast. How will you top that?

Vanja: He's a resourceful man, Petarus. He'll figure something out.


Vanja: Kira is a racist bully with that fancy hair crest of hers stuck so far up her...

Petarus: ...come on, Vanja, she's a warrior. It's not her job to be nice. It's her job to defend...

Vanja: ...look all lithe and sweaty when you're watching her train? That's the only 'job' you're interested in.

Petarus: I'm studying the Maraketh fighting style!

Vanja: Sure you are, sweetie.


Vanja: Oyun gave us a home...

Petarus: ...our lives back.

Vanja: Appreciate the good ones when you find them in Wraeclast.

Petarus: It's not like there are many.


Petarus: Tasuni? He's a conman.

Vanja: Petarus just doesn't understand him.

Petarus: I understand that he gets his every need catered for by talking in riddles and telling lies...

Vanja: ...the truth about the Nightmare. He makes sense of the chaos, as best he can.

Petarus: How can we possibly know whether what he's telling us is the truth or not?

Vanja: We can't. But who else is there to ask?


Vanja: We've a few bits and pieces lying about that might help with what's to come.

Petarus: "Bits and pieces?" I risked my neck to salvage those artefacts!

Vanja: I know, sweetie, and I really appreciate your... artefacts.

Petarus: You didn't say that when I brought them in. You said, "Is that all?"

Vanja: You'd been gone for ages!

Petarus: And you think you could do a quicker job of it?

Vanja: Yes, if you'd let me, yes!

Petarus: No. Not for all the jewellery in the world. What if I lost you?

Vanja: Ok. I'm sorry. We have charms and regalia, sourced at great risk from some of the most dangerous places in Wraeclast. Better?

Petarus: Yes. Thank you.


Vanja: Piety... she still lives?

Petarus: Then she needs to die again...

Vanja: ...permanently this time. I honestly don't know who I'm more scared of, the Beast or that black-hearted Witch!

Petarus: It's the combination that scares me, and it should scare you too, exile.

The Beast

Vanja: I'd heard of the Beast before coming here. Piety talked about it. I suppose she saw no point in keeping secrets from the people she was planning to murder.

Petarus: I'm so sorry, Vanja.

Vanja: God, it's not your fault, Petarus! Piety used to say that the Beast was the source of her power, how she managed to turn poor men and women into those... things. She kept using a phrase... what was it?

Petarus: Universal transmogrification. I heard her assistants talk about it, too.

Vanja: The power to change the world into anything you like.

Petarus: Bloody scary power in the hands of someone like Piety.

Vanja: Bloody scary power, full stop!


Petarus: Daresso? He's down there, inside the mountain?

Vanja: Are we talking about the Daresso? The Sword King?

Petarus: Seems like it. But... how did he get in there? He left Oriath about a century and a half ago, hoping to find a cure for his lady, Merveil. He would have had to fight his way through the Maraketh, but... Oyun's never mentioned anything of the sort.

Vanja: Maybe he didn't go in alive.

Petarus: What do you mean?

Vanja: We live in a land where the dead walk and things like Dialla live for centuries.

Petarus: You think he died somewhere else and then the Beast got hold of him?

Vanja: Could be.

Petarus: Well, if the Beast can do that, then... what bloody good was Deshret's Seal?

Vanja: Exactly.
Petarus: You killed the Sword King?

Vanja: Daresso wasn't actually alive, Petarus.

Petarus: Daresso must have thought he was alive.

Vanja: True. Thinking and being... a bit of a blurred line here in Wraeclast.

Petarus: Exactly.


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