For the past few weeks, you have been subject to strange fits of rage. Within the past few days you have been unable to sleep, and you feel as if you are losing your mind.
This unknown source of power coursing through your body has grown to be uncontrollable, and you feel as if your very soul is being swallowed up in its intense darkness.
One night in your room you are struck with a sharp pain in your head that drops you to your knees.
Whiffs of reddish smoke emanate from your nose, eyes, and finger tips. You feel dark power overtaking you again. This power feels so familiar, yet you are unable to pinpoint what it is. Then you begin to hear laughter in your mind. Soft at first, then increasingly loud and resounding. You try to focus your eyes and find that you are caught in a vision of the past. You are in battle with a mighty demon. Your mighty sword is thrust into its torso. You look to your sword and notice swirls of black and red light seeping from the demon into your blade and then into your arm. At this moment you feel all power drain from your body. Then you look up at the face of the demon and see that it is the face of Mephistopheles.
The laughter in your head now overwhelms your every thought. A memory of you in battle with your Uncle Cefka emerges at the forefront of your mind. You remember seeing his body mutate and transform into a demon before your eyes, and you suddenly realize what is happening to you. Now you are able to start making out voices under the laughter.
"They knew this would happen. They knew what would happen to you. They sent you to do their bidding, and they sacrificed you to your fate." "Now you have the power... You have the power to do whatever you want. You have the power to make them pay..."
You awake from your vision feeling exhausted. Your body is weary.
You are unable to focus your thoughts, but you find that you are overwhelmed with a deep feeling of frustration, anger, and hatred. Did you truly vanquish the demon Mephistopheles, or were you simply a pawn in a greater plan? Did the same fate befall your Uncle Cefka? Did he strike down Mephistopheles only to be consumed by evil in the end? All of this must have been some sick joke.
Then you feel a warm soothing hand rest on your should from behind you.
Sylvana: I knew you would come around.
You feel as if Sylvana is able to hear your thoughts and know your intentions without your need to speak a word. You begin to submit to the voices calling to you in your mind and come to terms with what you must do.
They must all pay, you tell yourself. The Land of Fire must burn.
Bridge of Fire The Land of Fire has sent its army to cut off your escape route to the north. The best course of action seems to be to escape before they corner you. Gather your army and cross the Bridge of Fire to the west!
Karth After crossing the River of Light, from the western bank you can see the city of Karth. A sizable town and outpost for the capital city, it would be a blow to the Land of Fire if it were destroyed. Sylvana convinces you to attack Karth. Plan your attack!
Nighttime Infiltration As night falls, you, Sylvana, and a small group of your army sneak into Karth. The plan is burn down the barracks of the town so they cannot mount a counterattack. However, as you sneak in, you are spotted by a patrol of guards. Take them out!
Burning of Karth As you dispatch the last patrol of guards, you make your way to the south of the town and make preparations to burn the barracks. A mighty paladin calls out your name. Prepare to face him!
Siege on the Capital You have finally reached the capital city. As you make siege preparations, you gather Sylvana to formulate a strategy to force the capital city into submission. Prepare for the siege!
Siege on the Capital The siege has been going on for a few nights now. Sylvana has been leading the western assault. From your tent overlooking the battlefield, you see a familiar figure about to confront Sylvana. Its Celesta!
Energy Rift The battle between Celesta and Sylvana has begun. The two trade magics back and forth. You can feel the energy from where you stand as the clouds begin to swirl. Suddenly a loud crack occurs and you see a rift start to open.
A Mighty Figure Celesta and Sylvana continue to battle despite the rift. You ride down from your tent towards the rift site. You can make out a figure coming through the rift. Who can it be?
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You can make out mysterious figure through the rift. It is a beautiful woman with platinum hair. It is none other than the demi-goddess, Ambrosia! As she makes it through the rift, it closes as soon as it appeared causing a large vacuum effect.
Celesta and Sylvana cease their fighting finally realizing what has happened.
Ambrosia: Such power!!! I was drawn here by these two frivolous girls fighting but now I sense something better! You!
Ambrosia shoots a menacing stare in your direction.
You: What do you want with me goddess? My dominion over the Land of Fire has nothing to do with you. Leave this plane so that I may continue my conquest.
Ambrosia: Foolish mortal. You think that I would listen to your insignificant words? You possess a powerful force. I will take it from you as I please!
Before you can utter a response, Ambrosia waves her hand in Celesta and Sylvanas direction. They are levitated off the ground with ease. A surge of energy seems to flow out from the both of them into Ambrosia as they continue to struggle. Within moments, the both of them seems to lose consciousness. Again, Ambrosia waves her hand and both, Celesta and Sylvana, are tossed aside several hundred feet away as if they were mere toys.
Ambrosia: It seems I cannot easily take your power from you. I will have to do it by force then!
Introduced May 17, 2011
In the Burning of Karth quest text, it is said that a paladin calls out your name. This paladin could probably be Leon Ironhart.
Main Quest 8 and 9 have similar title: Siege on the Capital.