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[Vagan_Extra_01] VaganMissionFightTraps
So, here's how this works. You take a crack at me. Your very best shot.

I make you fight for your life. Right now, I haven't quite decided exactly how. Just be ready for anything.

I win, you die. You win and... I'm... not actually sure, to tell the truth. Doesn't happen very often.

Are you game?
[Vagan_01] VaganWildAttention
You there! Let me bend your ear for a moment.
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[Vagan_03] MissionStrDex0GiveQuest
You've the look of someone spoiling for a fight! Takes one to know one, you see.
[Vagan_04] VaganMissionLocationSub
I've set aside a nice, cosy spot there for a bit of a tussle. I'll meet you in there, shall I?
[Vagan_05] VaganMissionGeneric
So, here's how I operate, exile. I make you fight for your life.

Right now, I haven't quite decided exactly how. Just be ready for anything. Not such a bad state of mind to foster, in a place like Wraeclast.
[Vagan_06] VaganMissionFight
So, here's how this works. You take a crack at me. Your very best shot.

I win, you die. You win, and... I'm... not actually sure, to tell the truth. Doesn't happen very often.

Are you game?
[Vagan_07] VaganMissionFightWithFriends
So, here's how this works. You take a crack at me. Your very best shot.

I win, you die. You win, and... I'm... not actually sure, to tell the truth. Doesn't happen very often.

Oh, and I've invited a few mates along to play as well. Don't mind do you? No? Good-oh!
[Vagan_08] VaganMissionFightTime
Let's see you knock me on my arse, quick as you can!

I doubt this'll be a satisfying fight, so it might as well be a fast one.

Are you game?
[Vagan_09] VaganMissionFightTimeWithFriends
Let's see how quickly you can take us apart, exile.

"A fast game's a good game", as my old man used to say.
[Vagan_10] VaganMissionDummies
Shortly, this place will be crawling with dummies.

No, not Blackguards. Metal counterfeits that we can slaughter willy-nilly, guilt free.

You kill more than I do... you win. Are you game?
[Vagan_12] MissionStrDex0GiveReward
Now that... was a proper challenge. Well played, exile. Well played.

Come and have a chin wag with me in the Sarn Encampment some time. I reckon we should get to know each other better.
[Vagan_13] MissionStrDex0Failed
And here was I thinking you had some proper fight in you. Don't know how I could get that so wrong. It's embarrassing!
[Vagan_14a] MissionStrDex1Failed1
Losing and learning, two edges of the same sword, exile. Just remember to use both blades in future.
[Vagan_14b] MissionStrDex1Failed2
You know what my definition of losing is, exile? When you stop fighting.
[Vagan_14c] MissionStrDex1Failed3
It's not about how many times you get knocked down, exile. It's about how many times you get up again!
[Vagan_15] MissionStrDex1Rewarded
As much as I'd love to see you soundly thrashed, I'll have to save that pleasure for another time.

A seasoned fighter knows when to push through the pain, and when to put his feet up.

If you see me in the Sarn Encampment, and my feet happen to be in a downward facing direction, stop by for chat. I might even be up for another round of senseless violence.
[Vagan_16] MissionStrDex0TooLate
As much as I'd love to see you soundly thrashed, I'll have to save that pleasure for another time.

A seasoned fighter knows when to push through the pain, and when to put his feet up.

If you see me around and about, and my feet happen to be in a downward facing direction, stop by for chat. I might even be up for another round of senseless violence.
[Vagan_17] VaganTownFirst
Fighting is a necessity here in Wraeclast. It comes straight after breathing and right before eating on the 'how do I keep myself alive today?' list.

Which reminds me, any time you feel like a little pre-breakfast tussle, come and find me out there in Sarn. I'll be happy to kick the sleep out of your eyes.

Oh, and I'm not just good at killing people, you know. I'm also good at making things that kill people! It's a little hobby of mine, something I'm perfecting in preparation of hanging up my champion's mantle some day.

And the funny thing is, the more killing I do, the more of a killing I make. You have to have the goods to make the goods, I suppose.

Anyhow, I'm always happy to show off my wares, should you have the hankering.
[Vagan_18] MissionStrDex1GiveQuest
Even more full of yourself than last time, I see. "The bigger the head, the badder the fall", my old man used to say.

Walk around Wraeclast with an attitude like that, and you're going to wind up in some Undying's larder.

Allow me to arrange the beating of some sense back into you.
[Vagan_19] MissionStrDex1GiveReward
Now here I was going on about your inflated head, but it was my head that got shrunk faster than a pair of testicles in an ice bath!

I won't be underestimating you again in a hurry.
[Vagan_20] VaganWildUpTo2
Well, now, don't the spirit of Daresso smile on you? I'm still his favourite, of course, but he's got plenty of love to go around.

Speaking of 'sharing the love', come see me on your next jaunt into the Sarn Encampment. I reckon we've got some talking to do.
[Vagan_21a] MissionStrDex2GiveQuest1
"A fighter that stops learning, is a fighter that starts dying", as my old man would oft say. So, exile, which of those options do you fancy today?
[Vagan_21b] MissionStrDex2GiveQuest2
Into the fray, now, exile. For where else could you possibly be?
[Vagan_21c] MissionStrDex2GiveQuest3
You're veritably itching for a fight today, aren't you, exile? Well, I have just the ointment for you!
[Vagan_21d] MissionStrDex2GiveQuest4
What'll it be today? Today's special is the mortal melee with a side order of brutality. Cooked it up myself... just for you, exile.
[Vagan_22] MissionStrDex2GiveReward
I think it's time I stopped letting you win.
[Vagan_23] VaganWildUpTo3
The more we fight, the more I like you, exile. Stop by for a chat the next time you're in The Sarn Encampment.

I think it's time we took this 'relationship' of ours to the next level.
[Vagan_24a] MissionStrDex3GiveReward1
Now that was a fight even Daresso would have been proud of!
[Vagan_24b] MissionStrDex3GiveReward2
That's. It. Next time, there'll be no more Master 'Nice' Vagan.
[Vagan_24c] MissionStrDex3GiveReward3
Mind your footwork, exile. This is a combat, not a cabaret.
[Vagan_24d] MissionStrDex3GiveReward4
I'm just lulling you into a false sense of security, exile.
[Vagan_25a] MissionStrDex2Rewarded1
As much as I'd like to hand your arse to you on a platter... it's not quite cooked yet.
[Vagan_25b] MissionStrDex2Rewarded2
Sorry darling, I have a headache.
[Vagan_25c] MissionStrDex2Rewarded3
Come back to me when you've learned some new tricks.
[Vagan_25d] MissionStrDex2Rewarded4
Good deaths come to those who wait.
[Vagan_25e] MissionStrDex2Rewarded5
Savour your victory while it lasts.
[Vagan_26] VaganWildLevelUp
I've said it before, and I'll say it again. The more we fight, the more I like you, exile.
[Vagan_27] VaganUpTo2
There's my favourite fighter! I've just been putting some finishing touches on a few martial bits and bobs. Rather nifty they are, if I do say so myself.

In fact, I do believe I'm getting better at this frontier shopkeeper malarkey all the time. Certainly developing an eye for quality, at any rate. Must be your good influence rubbing off me.

So feel free to peruse my wares any time you like. Mate's rates, guaranteed!
[Vagan_28] VaganUpTo2Hideout
Heard you've a pozzy to call your own now. Don't ask me how I know. A good fighter needs more than one pair of eyes.

Now, settling down can be a tricky business. My three ex-wives will tell you that.

As luck would have it, I've been looking around for a cozy nook in which to set down my stone wheel. How about it? Need someone like me to sharpen up the place?
[Vagan_29] VaganUpTo3
You and I, we're what you call 'mature' fighters. Seasoned.

We've done our time kipping in ditches, getting a few winks with our back against a tree. We've earned a holdfast, a little pozzy to call our own. And I know just the place.

You interested?
[Vagan_30] VaganUpTo3Hideout
You and I, we're what you call 'mature' fighters. Seasoned.

We've done our time kipping in ditches, getting a few winks with our back against a tree. We've earned a holdfast, a little pozzy to call our own. And I know just the place.

Yes, I know you've already found yourself a little hidey-hole, but I recall something my old man used to say to me. "In war, a fighter's only as a good as the guy covering his arse." I could be that guy and, as you've probably gathered already, I'm pretty damned good!

Food for thought, eh fighter?
[Vagan_31] VaganCreateHideout
Ha! I knew you were a thinking man's exile!
[Vagan_32] VaganHideoutDemo
It may not be Daresso's Hall of Swords, but you've got to start somewhere, right?
[Vagan_33] VaganHideoutDemoSelected
I'm honoured to share this fine abode with you, exile. And I reckon there's even room for one or two more in here.

"It takes more than one kind of brick to make a fort", my old man would say. Mind you, there's bricks... and there's bricks, if you catch my meaning.
[Vagan_34] VaganHideoutGiveCrafting
With this here wheel of fortune, I perfect blades both sublime and brutal.

A bit of sharpening here, a dash of thaumaturgy there, and I can whip up the finest in martial paraphernalia for you.

Or, teach you to do it yourself, if you like. Wraeclast is a rather 'do-it-yourself' land, after all.
[Vagan_35] VaganHideoutOnCrafting
A good fighter can win with a poor weapon, just as a good weapon might save a poor fighter's life.

But put a good weapon in a good fighter's hand... that's when the real Art happens.

I'm not vain enough to call myself an 'Artist'. I'm just a guy who puts good weapons in the hands of good fighters.
[Vagan_36] VaganUpTo4
You know, we just might make a proper killer out of you yet, exile. You certainly have the raw talent. Not to mention the right demeanour.

Back in Oriath, a lust for violence was considered a bit... you know... antisocial. But here in Wraeclast, it's the one attitude that'll keep you alive.

Keep on lusting, fighter. It puts hairs on your chest!
[Vagan_37] VaganUpTo6
You know what I love about Wraeclast? Freedom!

Back in Oriath, there were codes of behaviour, societal expectations, religious doctrines, a whole load of other pointless bollocks that just served to distract you from what was important.

Being yourself. No-one was themselves in Oriath. Just a bunch of lackwits pretending to be what they thought others wanted them to be.

Tried to explain that to wife number one. She didn't take to kindly to being called a lackwit, funnily enough. Neither did wife number two. Got me and my big mouth exiled before I even tried out the idea out on wifey number three.

Probably for the best. Wouldn't have ended well based on prior experience.
[Vagan_38] VaganUpTo5
Ha! Were we back in Oriath, God forbid, I'd be well within my right to invite you into Daresso's Hall of Swords. Put your name up on a plaque in shiny silver!

That's how much I reckon you've improved, exile. How much of a genuine arse-kicking fighter you've become.

Looking around, I can't help but notice how much this place isn't like the Hall of Swords. More like a cupboard of kitchen knives.

I think we've outgrown this place, exile. You know what they say. With great power comes great responsibility... and bigger lodgings.
[Vagan_39] VaganUpTo7
I wish my old man was still around. He'd have loved to meet you.

Actually, truth be told, it would have been a bloody fine opportunity to rub our mutual success in the miserable bugger's face.

He was a great one for spouting his pearls of wisdom, but he wouldn't have known a compliment if it bit him in the arse. So here's me, breaking the cycle.

Well bloody done, exile!
[Vagan_40] VaganUpTo8
Right, now you've gone and done it, exile. You've gone and bloody pipped me at the post. What post? As heir to the legacy that is... Daresso, King of Swords.

There, I've said it. You are, without a doubt, a better fighter than I am. Sure, it's a bit of a knock to the old ego but... I'm a bigger man than that, you see. A bigger man than poxy father ever chose to recognise.

You know what? I reckon you'd be ready to take on the Man himself! No, not my Dad. You'd have had him dusted off quicker than I could say, 'miserable loud-mouthed bastard'.

Daresso. Were you and he to meet today, you'd have given him a bloody good run for his money. And who knows? I might have had the honour of placing the crown of swords itself upon your head. A crying shame that he's long dead.

Well, I shall just have to content myself with glory by proxy. You and me, fighting the good fight, from this increasingly fetching abode.

It's a pleasure to know you, exile. An absolute pleasure.
[Vagan_41] VaganDaily1
Fancy a fight, do you? A right sucker for punishment, you are.
[Vagan_42] VaganDaily2
Fight like you mean it, exile!
[Vagan_43] VaganOnVorici
I don't 'take' a man's life in a duel. I earn it. Vorici steals lives, like he steals everything else.
[Vagan_44] VaganOnTora
As fine as she is feral. That's Tora. Nice to watch from afar. Up close? I'm not a fan of claw marks on my arse.
[Vagan_45] VaganOnCatarina
Some time soon, I'm going to teach Catarina the definition of 'Rest in Peace'.
[Vagan_46] VaganOnZana
Zana needs to stop cataloguing life and start living it. I'd show her the world if I could, yet I don't think I'm even on her map.
[Vagan_47] VaganOnElreon
Elreon has his battles, and I have mine, yet we fight for the same God.
[Vagan_48] VaganOnHaku
The Karui have spent centuries perfecting the art of war, and Haku is one of their finest artists.
[Vagan_49] VaganOnDuelists
Do you know where the Duelist tradition came from, exile?

The Ezomytes. Early on, those western potato munchers worked out that war was a pretty bloody stupid idea. At least the wholesale slaughter side of it. So they fashioned themselves a tradition of Championship.

Here's how an Ezomyte battle would go. Both sides get dressed up in their fiercest and finest war garb. They'd all prance about, banging drums and flinging curses at each other. Then, when everyone was het up enough, a few chosen lads or lasses would step forward and fight it out... to the death usually.

The point of it all? My champions win, and I get to have that fish-filled estuary on my border. Your champions win, and I hand over a few hundred cows. Deal done, and most of us get to go home.

The Eternals pinched the idea from the Ezomytes, and the Oriathans pinched the idea from the Eternals.
[Vagan_50] VaganOnDaressoBoy
I was invited into Daresso's Hall of Swords on my fifteenth birthday, Oriath's youngest ever initiate.

The same age as Daresso was when he put a rusty dirk through the eye of a seasoned murderer in a backalley pit in Theopolis. His first ever kill.

We came from nothing, Daresso and I. My old man was quick with a blade, but even quicker with his coin. I had to earn my respect and my gold the hard way, just like Daresso did.

When you've nothing to lose, you've everything to win.
[Vagan_51] VaganOnDaressoDuelist
It's not about being the fastest, or the strongest, or the smartest. Daresso was none of those, and neither am I.

It's about how many times you thrust that blade, how many times you parry that killing blow. It's about how many times you're willing to bleed and heal, and bleed again.

In his younger days, Daresso lost more fights than he won. He was never seen without a bandage on his person somewhere.

But he never gave up, because he and I both worked out, early on, that you have to get hit... before you learn how not to get hit.
[Vagan_52] VaganOnDaressoChampion
Daresso claimed the Crown of Swords one day, and the beautiful Lady Merveil the next. Though he soon learned that prizes are easier to earn than they are to keep.

I've worn that crown, and won myself the mantle of 'husband' three times over. Managed to keep the crown longer than most, but those lovely ladies worked out pretty quick that being good at the arena isn't the same as being good at the hearth.

So there's one thing that I've learned that even the great Daresso never did. You can spend your life learning how to fight, but it doesn't matter a damn if you don't know what you're fighting for.

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