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Disturbance in Brisban Wildlands

Tracking the Master of Peace

Prosperity’s Mystery

Fallen Hopes

Cornered

Disturbance in Brisban Wildlands

I received another note from the cryptic “E” asking me to investigate mysterious incursions at the edge of Brisban Wildlands, while suggesting that these incursions may be an early sign that a new threat to Tyria was in fact roused during Scarlet Briar‘s attack on Lion’s Arch.
I joined Marjory, Kasmeer, Braham, Rox, and Taimi at the Seraph outpost in Tangle Root, and worked with the Seraph to defeat the hostile Inquest krewe that was harassing them. We fought in areas that are being choked with gigantic, thorny vines. This merited further investigation.
Taimi seemed to be clashing with Rox over little thing. She’s just a smart kid who means well; we just have to remember she’s a child. She talks about Braham like he’s her big brother, which is probably good considering her situation. Braham’s leg seems to have healed since the Scarlet fight.
 

Fallen Hopes

Marjory, Kasmeer, and I investigated the Zephyrite airship crash in Dry Top. Wreckage and bodies were strewn about the canyon, making it difficult to piece together the sequence of events. We learned of a Soundless sylvari named Aerin who attacked the ship’s crew and set off the explosives that ultimately took down the aircraft. We have reason to believe this murderous saboteur is after the Master of Peace, who has been missing. I should head to the nearby mining town, Prosperity, to see if he’s there.
Kasmeer worried that Marjory still hadn’t healed from the fight against Scarlet, but her fears were put to rest after Marjory held her own in our repeated fights against the Inquest operatives at the crash site.
 

Tracking the Master of Peace

I headed to prosperity to find clues that would point me toward the Master of Peace. Once there, I found the body of a poor merchant who presumably was killed by the saboteur. It’s possible that the merchant had sold the Master of Peace some supplies, and the saboteur demanded information. We’ll probably never know.
I found a frightened woman inside the mine who witnessed the murder. She said the killer was chasing the Master of Peace, and that I should head toward Sparbend Canyon. I read the torn pages from Aerin’s defaced copy of a Zephyrite manuscript, and followed the trail to the top of a ridge where I will meet my friends.
 

Cornered

I rejoined Marjory, Kasmeer, Braham, Rox, and Taimi to search for the Master of Peace before the saboteur, Aerin, could catch him. We found Aerin and pursued him deep into the canyon. Aerin’s behavior was manic, almost like Scarlet’s during her final days. He fought fiercely, but ultimately lost. The Master of Peace said that Aerin wanted great power but was refused. He didn’t explain what that meant, nor did he say where he was headed next. His backpack was loaded with something—probably supplies. He may be embarking on a long journey.
I searched Aerin’s corpse. He was carrying a note with frantic scrawlings that said a “leader will die” and that “the rest will fall in line.” Did he mean the Master of Peace or someone else? I also found some animal hairs on Aerin’s corpse that probably came from livestock back in Prosperity. We should return there and continue our investigation.
 

Propserity’s Mystery

Townspeople in Prosperity revealed that a strange (and dangerous) sylvari kept a room there. No one has dared go in, even though the sylvari hasn’t been seen for years. We suspect it was Scarlet.
I asked the people of Prosperity about Aerin but instead learned that Scarlet rented a room in town. It was full of her belongings. I’ve never seen Taimi so excited. She left behind a holographic journal that chronicled her transformation from a lab assistant named Ceara to the Scarlet that was universally loathed. Other artifacts were scattered about the room, including a strange drawing of the Pale Tree.
Scarlet was researching magical energy here and seemed to have found something significant near where the miners were digging. A local miner named Toska may know more about this.
Taimi found reference to a norn miner named Toska who was among those who first broke through to the ley line chamber. I located Toska nearby. She said the mine mysteriously caved in, but she thought that Scarlet may have found another way in.