|Collection:||Myths of the Mundus|
|Location(s):||Deshaan, Grahtwood, Stormhaven|
|Location Notes:||Southern Deshaan, located at House Dres Farmstead and its vicinity.|
Loc.1 – Inside the northeasternmost building (barn) at the House Dres Farmstead POI, upstairs, on a wooden crate next to a small haystack.
Loc.1 – Map location.
|Location Notes:||This lorebook is found in northwestern Grahtwood, in vicinity of Reman’s Bluff POI (fortress icon).|
Loc.1- Inside large tent, on a corner of a table.
Loc.1 – Map View.
Loc.2 – Next to a large tree, in front of ruined tent.
Loc.2 – In front of ruined tent.
Loc.2- Map View.
|Location Notes:||This lorebook is located in eastern central Stormhaven. In vicinity of Aphren’s Hold (Estate POI).|
Loc.1 – Next to a tall tree, just south of nearby Abandoned Farm (Group Boss POI).
Loc.1 – Map View.
Loc.2 – On a barrel, inside tower where you can pick up Diamond Pommel from a Heavy Wooden Chest, part of a quest King Aphren’s Sword .
Loc.2 – Map View.
Loc.3 – At the end of a tower stairs. At the middle of this stairs you can recover Gem-Encrusted Blade from a Heavy Wooden Chest, part of a quest King Aphren’s Sword .
Loc.3 – Map View.
The prisoner called for me today, and I had the dubious privilege of listening to his confession. Separated from him by narrow iron bars that I knew would be insufficient to protect me, I took down his words with a trembling hand.
What follows is my best rendering, although he was so soft-spoken that at times I had to guess at the precise words. Nevertheless, I am confident that what follows accurately represents the substance of our conversation:
"I accepted this curse at a young age. I was impressionable. My packleader was a family friend and elder in our village. I wanted to be strong, and I relished the strength the curse gave me. I would not have called it a curse, then.
"But with youth comes recklessness, and I was not good at disguising what I was. Eventually they discovered my true nature, and I was driven from the village.
"My packleader failed me. He did not protect me. He cared too much about his own status to risk it for my sake. I was alone.
"Everywhere I went I heard the shouts of crowds, saw the bright torches of the angry mob. I never lingered long in one place before my secret was discovered.
"I came to hate them. The superstitious villagers. I came to resent what I couldn’t have. I blamed them for my own recklessness. It was not the curse that plagued me, but the narrow-mindedness of these provincial men and women.
"I was afraid to hunt, so I was always hungry, and the hunger turned me feral. It was in this state that I came across them. A family of innocent farmers, just like the innocent farmers that had hounded me from village after village. My vision turned red and I flew into a fury.
"At last my hunger was satisfied.
"But when the rage subsided and I looked on what I’d done, my stomach turned. This was what all those villagers were afraid of, when they tormented me with their torches and sickles.
"That’s when I acknowledged my curse for what it was. I have hunted many years since, afraid to turn myself in, but disgusted with my base impulses.
"You don’t realize what a great favor you have done, capturing me."
And then having told his story, the creature, looking very much like a man, begged me to put him out of his misery.