Time and Tide
|Time and Tide|
|Outcomes & Rewards|
Finish the quest
Synopsis[edit | edit source]
Kana Rua, an aumaua from the northern lands of Rauatai, has come to the Dyrwood in search of a sacred text, the Tanvii ora Toha, or Book of Virtues. After a long year's search, he believes that he has tracked the text to a tablet within the buried ruins beneath the keep of Caed Nua.
He is eager to explore the ruins, and has asked for the Watcher's assistance in doing so. Until then, he seems happy enough to accompany them on their travels - though he has sheepishly admitted that this is in part due to his being pursued by mysterious assailants.
Walkthrough[edit | edit source]
- Find Kana Rua outside of Caed Nua and accept him into your party. This will start his quest, however to progress further you must first complete The Old Watcher.
- Once The Old Watcher has been completed, you will have access to The Endless Paths of Od Nua. You must descend down to level 7 to progress this quest. Since the enemies get progressively harder in this dungeon, if you can't reach level 7 right away it's recommended that you return later.
- Once on level 7, head to a room at the end of the corridor in the south-western corner. Take the old copper key from the chest.
- Use the key to unlock the door for the southeast room.
- Kill Gabrannos. This triggers the first dialog that plays a large role in determining Kana's ending. Your choices will count towards three different traits. (see below)
- Pick up his tablet on the nearby table and begin the second part of the dialog (see below)
Kana Rua dialogue[edit | edit source]
|"Was this the source of all that knowledge? Those... experiments out there? The bodies?" (after killing Gabrannos)|
|→ "He was one man. That doesn't mean you were wrong about the rest of it."||-1|
|→ "Knowledge takes sacrifice."||+1|
|→ "Their knowledge didn't save them. This place is a ruin."||-1||-1|
|→ "Nothing's worth this much death."||-1|
|"...Is there really nothing? Not even to explain this?" (after interacting with tablet)|
|→ "Leave it, Kana. What good will it do?"|
|→ "Is there a sadder sight than a morose historian?"|
|→ "What is there to explain? You saw for yourself what they did here."||-1||-1||-1|
|→ "Maybe you can salvage some small part of it. Isn't it enough that you found it?"||+2||+2|
|→ (Cruel) "Well, that was a waste of time."||-2||-2|
|"And here it is. The tablet. I might as well bring back an empty piece of parchment. There's no answer here."
"What, this shattered mess? I might as well bring back an empty piece of parchment." *
|→ "The tablet was here, and you still have the phrase you found in Ixamitl. You were right. Tell that to the lore college."||+1||+1||+1|
|→ "The tablet can still serve as a symbol. One that means peace for Rauatai."||+2||+3||+3|
|→ "Gabrannos was flawed. That doesn't mean that you shouldn't advocate for peace."||+2||+3|
|→ "You want to return home a failure?"||+2||+2||+2|
|→ "But think of what we've learned! We are the first people in two thousand years to descend this far."||+3|
|→ "Whatever was on that tablet, your people made the Tanvii ora Toha their own. What Gabrannos thought about it doesn't matter."||+3||+3|
|→ "If this Gabrannos held the tablet, maybe these verses weren't a call for unity after all" **||-3||-3||-3|
|→ "The Engwithans clearly destroyed themselves. You should leave their words in the past."||-3||-3||-3|
|→ "A little mystery is the spice of life. We got an adventure out of it."||+2|
|→ "Now you can stop digging around for Dead Engwithans. Let's go"||-2||-2|
* - Kana's response if you said "Maybe you can salvage some small part of it..."
** - Only available if you didn't say "Maybe you can salvage some small part of it..."
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Journal[edit | edit source]
|0||Time and Tide|
|10000||Kana Rua, an aumaua from the northern lands of Rauatai, has come to the Dyrwood in search of a sacred text, the Tanvii ora Toha, or Book of Virtues. After a long year's search, he believes that he has tracked the text to a tablet within the buried ruins beneath the keep of Caed Nua.
He is eager to explore the ruins, and has asked for my assistance in doing so. Until then, he seems happy enough to accompany me on my travels - though he has sheepishly admitted that this is in part due to his being pursued by mysterious assailants.
|10001||Kana Rua has been waiting outside the gates of the keep, hoping to find assistance in crossing the infested bailey. He believes that Maerwald may provide him with answers concerning the tablet he is searching for. It seems we both seek this Old Watcher.|
|2||Explore the Endless Paths with Kana Rua.|
|10002||Kana Rua believes that we will find the tablet within the depths of the dungeons known as The Endless Paths. He does not know precisely where it will be found, though he is certain that it will be found by the remains of Gabrannos, an ancient Engwithan scholar. Kana seems just as excited about the ruins in and of themselves, having studied the Engwithan people for many years.|
|3||Find Gabrannos or the tablet.|
|10003||We have passed the sealed door which barred passage into the lower regions of the Endless Paths. Kana Rua believes that this was the site of Gabrannos' work. It is a grim place, for all that Kana Rua seems pleased to be here, and it may be best that we find Gabrannos' remains or his work with haste.|
|5||Find the ruins beneath Caed Nua.|
|10005||Maerwald was too far gone to give us answers. We will have to navigate the ruins beneath the keep on our own.|
|Kana is Encouraged|
|30000||The tablet Kana Rua was looking for turned out to have been destroyed long ago - by who or what, there's no way to tell. Kana seems to have been hit hard by this revelation. I have tried to encourage him - whatever answers either of us are going to find, it seems they still lie ahead of us.|
|Kana is Discouraged|
|30001||Our search for the Tanvii ora Toha has come to an end, for we have found the shattered fragments of the tablet Kana sought. Kana seems to have been hit hard by the loss of the tablet, and his feverish excitement over the Endless Paths has lessened considerably. Given what we have seen, that may be for the best.|
|Failed - Kana Killed|
|30002||Kana has been killed, and his ambitions die with him.|