Online:Throne Keeper Farvad
|Throne Keeper Farvad|
- Tu'whacca's Breath: Help the Throne Keeper cleanse Tu'whacca's temple.
- A Reckoning with Uwafa: Destroy the defiler of Tu'whacca's sacred grounds.
- The Scholar of Bergama: Seek out a scholar who knows about the Ansei Wards.
- March of the Ra Gada: Follow the trials of the coming of the Ra Gada to Tamriel.
- Trials of the Hero: Learn from the spirits of heroes at HoonDing's Watch.
- Amputating the Hand: End the threat of the Withered Hand in Alik'r.
March of the Ra Gada
- "Hello. I am glad to meet you. Tu'whacca, in his wisdom, bid me to come here and await your arrival.
- Tu'whacca says you will save the Alik'r desert from the Withered Hand, but first, there are things you must learn from the spirits of this place."
- There are spirits here?
- "Yes. Many of them. And pilgrims come from all over Hammerfell to honor them—the heroes of our greatest wars.
- It is usually a quiet affair, but when one such as you arrives, spirits of friend and foe alike awaken to create a portrait of the past."
- What do they want?
- "To teach you. If you are to be champion of the Alik'r, you must understand the spirit of this desert and its people.
- Tu'whacca says you must walk in the steps of our heroes, battle the spirits of the enemies they faced. Then you will understand."
- Fair enough. I will fight these spirits.
- "First, you will face the Nedic Peoples. When the Ra Gada first crashed on these shores, the Nedes were first to challenge them.
- Fight the Nedic soldiers' spirits. Claim their essences, and use them to summon and face their leader, Warchief Haakon."
- Who were the Ra Gada?
- "That was the name of our Yokudan ancestors during the exodus from our ancient homeland. After Yokuda sank beneath the waves, they sailed here in search of a new home. Their coming was not peaceful. You see, the term Ra Gada means "warrior wave."
- I take it they lost?
- "They struggled mightily. We honor their bravery. But no, they fell before the Yokudan onslaught like all the others."
When you've collected the Nedic essence and defeated Warchief Haakon, Farvad can be spoken to again at some stairs further into the ruin:
- "In our fight against the Nedes, we saw the raw power of defiance. We came to respect Tamriel and its warriors.
- You must now battle the giant Goblinkin. The Ra Gada's long road to conquest was paved with thousands of these beasts' corpses."
- I've never heard of giant Goblins.
- "Such things are difficult to imagine, yes. In those times Goblins were mighty beasts, and their cruelty was not tempered by cowardice as it is now. Their filthy strongholds littered the sands of Hammerfell like a pox when the Ra Gada arrived."
- That sounds horrible.
- "Horrible indeed! Our Yokudan ancestors could not tolerate such a blight on their new homeland. They would suffer no rivals. And so one of their mightiest heroes, Frandar Hunding, rallied the swords of the Ra Gada to slay the beasts."
- What happened to him?
- "Ah... Tu'whacca claimed him during one of the bloodiest battles of the campaign. But his son Divad, filled with wrath over the slaying of his father, soon rose to take command of the Ra Gada. He swore to avenge his father—no matter the cost."
- Was he successful?
- "The Song of Divad tells us that he and his band of Sword Singers worked their sacred forges and consulted eldritch tomes for many long years to create five great swords. With these blessed blades, the Ra Gada forever vanquished the giant Goblins."
- What is my task?
- "Well, Tu'whacca tells me that you must do battle with the spirits of the long-dead giant Goblinkin. To what end? I do not know. But only fools doubt Tu'whacca's wisdom."
When you've collected the Goblin essence and defeated the Flint-Tooth Chief, Farvad can be found higher up in the ruins:
- "Ironically, it was in our fight against the hideous Goblins that we came to love the desert and its simple beauty.
- Now you must face the proud Orc warriors of ancient Orsinium. The fight for the Orc city proved to be one of our greatest trials."
- Tell me of Orsinium.
- "It is the heart of Orcdom in Tamriel, settled at the foot of the Wrothgarian Mountains. It is a city of simple things—towering and cold. It has been razed and rebuilt countless times. The Orcs are a tenacious people.
- I take it that the Yokudans were one of the conquerors?
- ""Conquerors" is a strong word, but yes, of course they were. Ha! Our ancestors and the Bretons' laid siege to the city for thirty years before finally breaching the walls and razing the city. The Orcs proved to be fearsome adversaries."
- What is my task?
- "You must face the ancient Orcish spectres in battle, and then summon and defeat their leader, General Theshaga.
- Tu'whacca says there is great wisdom to be gleaned from this."
When you've collected the Orcish essence and defeated General Theshaga, Farvad can be spoken to again at some stairs further into the ruin:
- "The swords of Yokuda were not often sheathed. Our long siege of Orsinium taught us the value of patience.
- Now you must face the forces of the Breton King Joile—a treacherous asp whose lust for power led to broken alliances and countless sorrows."
- Who was King Joile?
- "He was the King of Daggerfall during the Siege of Orsinium. The embers of the Orcish hold had not even cooled before he took up arms against our ancestors—his former allies. He was slain by a heroic Sword Singer at the Battle of Bangkorai Pass."
- What is my task?
- "You must slay the perfidious spirits of King Joile's Breton army—then King Joile himself, I suspect. Tu'whacca shall be watching."
When you've defeated King Joile, Farvad can be found at the top of the ruins:
- "Joile's betrayal taught us yet another virtue: caution—wariness. We remain slow to trust, but loyal beyond measure.
- You have reached the summit! The Make-Way God, sees much at this height. Have you learned the greatest lesson of this place?"
- Maybe. What is the lesson?
- "The greatest lesson of HoonDing's Watch is this: wars are fleeting, but honor is eternal. The dunes of time are ever shifting. Kings rise and fall, cities are razed and rebuilt, alliances are forged and broken. But honor, glory... legend remains."
Trials of the Hero
- "Your valor strikes a mighty bell! The heroes have come here themselves—Makela Leki, Derik Hallin, and both Frandar and Divad Hunding!
- Their spirits have come here, to meet you, to challenge you, and to teach you."
- I must fight the heroes themselves now?
- "No. You will not cross blades. The Sword Singers were as much mages as warriors. They sought strength of body, and of mind.
- These spirits will speak to you. Choose your words with care though. Tu'whacca says they seek to teach... and to test."
- All right. I'll speak to the heroic spirits.
- "You have performed very well in your trials, my friend, but Tu'whacca says the spirits of this place have more to share with you."
Upon completing the trials:
- "Tu'whacca tells me that the heroic spirits have returned to their slumber."
- Did I pass the spirits' test?
- "Ha! Only Tu'whacca has such knowledge, my friend. I could barely hear you from here. Luckily, Tu'whacca has shared some of his wisdom with me."
- What have you learned?
- "You show great wisdom with your choices, my friend. You pursue the deepest honor—that which is found in sacrifice. Your pursuit of the Withered Hand is proof of this, is it not so? Only know that caution is sometimes the enemy of progress."
- Is this what I was meant to learn?
If you exit dialogue and speak to him again, he will say:
- "You now know the truth of your heart."
- So I was meant to learn my true nature?
Regardless of what dialogue option is taken, he will say:
- "What? No. I simply thought you'd like to know what Tu'whacca thought of you. He is an excellent judge of character. No, the real lesson of these heroes is that legend always carries a price. You must be prepared to pay that toll when it comes."
Upon completing the quest:
- "Walk with Tu'whacca."
"Tu'whacca tells me that you are bound to the greatest of Redguard virtues: honor and loyalty. You are drawn to great summits and glorious ends. Hold fast to that courageous spirit, but know that sometimes we must make sacrifices for the greater good."
"You walk the narrow path that cuts between glory and sacrificeâ€”valor and patience. You measure your pusuit of honor with reason and foresight. To see all ends is a gift only Tu'whacca possesses. But to walk in his footsteps is wise indeed!"
"Students prove themselves through the art of battle. Any fool can win a duel, but a master knows who will challenge her, and where it will occur.\n\nYou must think as the masters did. Learn not just how they fought, but when, and why."