Arriving on Triatio Highlands, Envoy went to Robinson and seeing him arguing with someone while keeping his rage in check. His voice grow louder with every retort. He continue the argument to Village Chief Dallan that he know that this isn't easy for Dallan but they all want to protect the village. Dallan agreed with it but doesn't want to use church's method as they have their own method to protect the village and they also doesn't have time to take care of Templars.
Robinson said that battle is their true calling and protection of people is their responsibility. He then ask Dallan why they don't want to join forces wondering if they are not good enough on something. Dallan keep telling him that the hutners are familiar with the terrain and excels in Guerrila Warfare while Robinson's subordinates only know standard battles and won't coordinate with them at all. Envoy clear their throat loudly, surprising Robinson and saw Envoy. He got a problem that he doesn't know how to make him makes sense about situation and can't figure out how his mind works. He then want Envoy to gather information first around the villagers while he handle with Dallan.
Envoy then went to some local hunters to ask what about current situation and overheard their chatter about church when Envoy want to ask them. They are furious since Church won't send them a single Templar. They just send a squad Leader which makes them furious if they mean so little to the Church. Another hunter also agreed that they think it's easy to defend village from huge giants. A youth break their talk with hope that hoping the templars will eventually shows up and the main force are on the way.
Envoy then went another place ask another local villagers about current situation. She said it's a common knowledge that Giants are incredibly tough and the villagers are lucky to have Jones family taking command in the battle. An Elder woman nodded that with Jones family set off, she got no worry about his son and maybe he can learn one or two things about responsibility. Envoy then went to another Elder Woman and about to ask the same thing about situation as well but she's so concerned about the village so Envoy won't need to ask about it. She then tell Envoy that their food supplies are running out and they can't sell foods here lately.
The Envoy then offer themself to help her and also want to understand the situation and she knows that Envoy has just arrived here and she explain the situation. The hunters have a problem with the Giants about hunting grounds and because Civil agreement never achieved, they resort into war once more. Naturally, all hunters are now being deployed to the battlefield and since no one is hunting for food, the villager suffers the food shortage right now. Envoy then decide to help her for collecting the food for the villagers. She then looks at Envoy up and down, trying to discern Envoy's ability that she thought Envoy was weak and skinny judging by her point of view. She then want to know if Envoy really willing to help, she want Envoy to defeat Toucants and get their fresh meat and they are right just outside the village and she warn Envoy not to strain themself since taking care of someone else is the last thing they need.
Envoy then sets out to defeat Toucant and get their fresh meat and after getting plenty of it Envoy returns to the village and hand it over to Kara which make her surprised on how Envoy are able to get many Toucant meat single-handedly, she then saw Envoy was not really weak at all. She then squinted over Envoy's effort that she was reminded on her younger days. She's fighting her own challenge on how to keep all the hunters fed and fortunately as a cook she's up for the challenge. She also hardly believe that she value Envoy as an excellent hunter. Maybe she is really getting old if she can't accurately size up one of Envoy young'uns anymore. She then could use of Envoy's help if Envoy is willing. Even though her word say she believe Envoy, Envoy know that they got the feeling as they are being tested. She have been putting it off for too far long so she want to try this while she's still alive and kickin. She really like try her hand at raising Toucant by her own so they can sustain themself in times of trouble which the situation right now being a prime example. She wonder if Envoy can capture five Toucant Mother while also getting some Toucant Eggs so the Toucant Mother can hatch them. This will really mean a lot not only for her but also her village as well.
The Envoy then capture several Toucant Mother while also getting some of the Eggs and having a tough time bringing the alive Toucant back to camp since they are struggling and Eidolon have to calm them down in any harmless ways. Returning to the village, Envoy hand it over to her and her eyes light up in delight and years seem to fade away from her. She think Envoy was quite gifted yet cunning and Envoy will make a remarkable hunter.
Kara then smiles contentednly and looks completely relaxed for the first time thanks to Envoy's kindness and skill that she no longer have to worry about food supplies. She then want Envoy to relax and have a chat. She ask Envoy what brings Envoy to the small village of hunters and it's not exactly a suitable place for young person such as Envoy to move up in the world. Envoy then tell what happened to Demarech Mines with the Shadow Knight and when Envoy reveal that Church has asked Envoy help in pursuit of Shadow Knight, her eyebrows raise. She then looks at Envoy in awe as she realize that Envoy was an Envoy of Gaia and not just an ordinary youngsters. As she live, she never met an Envoy of Gaia before while Envoy's achievement impressed her. She then took off her pendant on her neck and gave it to Envoy since she got an idea how. She then want Envoy to deliver her pendant to his son, Dallan and tell him that she want to help Envoy investigate and he will know what to do.
Envoy then went to Dallan and hands him Kara's pendant and he was hardly believe what he just saw since it was their most treasured family Heirloom and she must have a reason to hand it to Envoy. She has always been a good judge of character so he can't help but to trust her in this. Their situation right now is quite complicated. He then tell that the hunters are at war with giants and even though Robinson wants to help, his battle tactics won't just work out there and he won't accept this fact. Judging by his tone, Envoy know that is impossible to form a relationship between Dallan and Robinson.
Envoy heard what Dallan said that he still won't join forces with him. He still feel frustrated since he doesn't want to fail this mission so he will guard the village no matter what even he'd rather help the hunters out in their battle with the giants but if they still won't let him then he will remain here on the village. Envoy then pat his shoulder and tell him that Envoy may have another source of information about Shadow Knight. He then agree with Envoy so he will leave Dallan to Envoy while he and his squad member will continue guarding the village but he won't just sit tight around village and he won't interfere until Dallan change his mind. Even he change his mind, it won't stop him from gathering intel on the giants from the source he can manage.
Dallan then flips through a notebook, looking for any tasks need to be done right now. The hunters that establish base at New Moon Hunting Grounds could use of resupply of drinking water but he got better idea than just water as there are something more useful for the intense work going out there. When Envoy is on the way to New Moon Hunting Grounds, Envoy will encounter a strange creature, the Honey Cactoid. The plants are filled with delicious juices that not only quenche the thirst but also increases stamina and hastens the healing process. He then hands Envoy the letter of introduction so Drake won't misidentify Envoy as another one of Robinson's pesky soldiers. Envoy nodded and juicing the cactoids should be simple enough but also provides Envoy opprotunity to see what happened on the front lines. Dallan then warn Envoy to stay alert since the fierce battle is going on there.
Envoy then collect some Cactus Sap from Honey Cactoids and after getting enough, Envoy went to meet up with Drake and saw a Tempoary Camp has been established uphill where there are many injured Hunters and most of them have lost their combat capabilities. Envoy then explain themself while also handing him over letter from Dallan and Cactus Sap that Envoy collected. He then forgive Envoy for believing that Envoy had just showed up to be useless after he takes the letter while also taking the sap from Envoy. He then surprised to see the letter when he read it that Envoy was dispatched under her reccomendation which he thought that Envoy must impressed her. When he ask who Kara is, Envoy doesn't know and see her as a local chef. He then told Envoy that Kara is the Village Elder and during her youth, no one can match her hunting skills even his father cannot match her skill. She was the most respected person in the village and become the Elder of the Village because of that. He then express his doubt first but he quickly put it aside and he will get Envoy updated on the situation here.
Most of hunters here are the part of Second Squad and they just got through with a fierce battle against Giants and they are immensely powerful. They were outmatched within minutes and he sighs since they have done what they can only to simply survive the assault and this is the reason he ask Dallan for help and he expect that Church will send soldiers as reinforcements but they send Envoy instead. From what he's saying, it's clear that the battle is unbalanced Drake also wonder if their hunting band leaders, Tanner Jones has gotten hear Giants Camp yet. With his assistance, he believe that there's no way they could possibly lose but if Envoy looks at them now, they were just a sorry bunch. With no time to waste while he distribute the sap amongst the hunters, he want Envoy to patrol and scout the area around perimeter.
Envoy then sets out to take a patrol and at north of the camp right now, the escape route to the village is still secured while on the south, it is getting worse as the giant vanguard is closing in. Envoy then quickly rush back to camp and tell Drake about this and he believe that they are doomed now since they can't take them on with the hunters state now. Envoy then heard some Giants war horns and drums not far from here which causes Drake to panic. Envoy then take a look around camp and it seems the hunters are expecting for their final battle here. Envoy then offer themself to engage them single-handedly while the others will wait in case something went wrong. He then looks at Envoy in surprise since they giants are huge, not like wild ox or hare and he think that Envoy was crazy enough to take them head on single-handedly. Eidolon then assure him that Envoy will never be alone as long as the Eidolon is with Envoy. Envoy thanks Eidolon for that and Drake let Envoy go but if situation went wrong, he want Envoy to make a room retreat.
Envoy then takes the giants head on and with Envoy's prowessness,the first wave has been repelled and Envoy returns to the camp. When Drake heard about it, Envoy can heard his excited voice calling Envoy's name. He was speechless to see Envoy was be able to defeat an army of Giants single-handedly while hardly believe his eyes as Envoy's battle skill are something he never seen. Even though Envoy manage to defeat them, he notice something is wrong about them as their techniques lookd more honed and more organized and seems stronger than last time. He feel that something is wrong about all of this. Drake then make an emergency war council to find a way that could explain the Giant's sudden increase in skill. After some consideration, they reach conclusion that something is strange about the weapons as the battle betweek Hunters and Giants have lasted many generations and they know the Giants like back of their own hands. Somehow the weapons are making the giants more powerful as they certain about it. He then want Envoy to seize their weapon so they can examine it and maybe can get to the bottom of this case.
Envoy then seize some Heavy Stone Hammer from the Giants and bring it back to Drake and once again he call the war council but then again the weapon was ordinary and while the hunters keep argued, Envoy look at the weapon and feel a slight energy, similar to what Envoy feel that the source was Miracle Stones at Demarech Mines. Envoy interrupt the commotion and tell the primary source of the weapon which makes all of the hunters goes silent hearing that. Many are heard about Miracle Stones from Demarech Mines but for Drake himself, he never seen any heavy weapons such as stone hammer was made by Miracle Stones by making a simple test to determine it and they know how to make special reagent to carry out this test which is from Ox Horn and he want the hollow Horn
Another Hunters, Aiden is also requesting help from Envoy as he need Envoy to collect the food from Oxens to make a meal for them. Even he know that Hunters will never complain as it was their typical behavior he still worried that they may start to complain sooner or later and he decide he want to help the hunters that produces reagent while he will cook for them. He then draw an oxen and show which part that Envoy must seize their meat, tenderlion and beef chuck parts. The Envoy then sets out to gather the meats while also getting the Ox and after getting some troubles since some of the Ox horn are having solid horns, Envoy manage to acquire Hollow Horns and returns to the camp. When Envoy hands the meat to Aiden, he saw the hunters start drooling and looking at the meat like starved animal which makes them hard to focus on their works now. The hunters are quite embarrased when he said that and they continue to work while Envoy hand it to Drake while he's still waiting for the other hunters to get the reagent ready. After a while, the reagent is ready and he pour it on Hollow Horn and then puts some crumbles stones from Giants weapons into liquid and then placing the stones into reagent.
Envoy then ask him if he know what's wrong and he tell that normally Envoy can expect quick results with just few fragments but it doesn't seem to be working with this type as they may need more fragments than usual as well as adding a catalyzer to speed up the process but they don't usually carry things like that in their field though. He then want Envoy to report back to the village while also he want Envoy to add the rest of the stones to the reagent then go to the village to talk to the chief. Maybe Dallan can figure out what was wrong
Envoy then makes the Green Reagent and then went to the village to report to Dallan then he add the catalyzer to the reagent as Envoy asked for. He then tell Envoy, realizing many things have been wrong recently and he glad his mother, Kara put her trust on Envoy and without Envoy out there, Drake may have defeated. He then look towards northwest after the result came green and the stone was originated from Beast statue Altar. Envoy then ask since Envoy was uncertain about this and he explain that the reagent turns different colors depending on the source of the stone that was originally found. The green coloration indicates the presence of Armored Dimetrodon excrement. These beasts are only found living near Beast Statue Altar in the Northwest.
Even the stone was originated from Beast Statue Altar, it doesn't help them much as it's a fairly standard material used by the Giants in their weaponcraft. Envoy nod but still can't help but feel some certain familiarity from the stone as they must be similar to the ones at Demarech Mines. Eidolon then tells if the Cube of Gaia could be the one who did this as the reason of the Miracle Stone itself is because of the Cube then the similar effect could be applied on this type of stone as well. If Eidolon is right then this could mean Shadow Knight is nearby and maybe at Beast Statue Altar. He's not getting sure what Envoy getting at but he got report that recently some hunters were attacked by Gigantic Creatures while they were near Beast Statue Altar. The group was led by Tanner Jones, a trustworthy hunter and if he remember correctly, the attack was brutal. Envoy then recall this is the attack that Church wants to investigate specifically and this can't be coincidence and Envoy certainly can find some clues there. He then already dispatched a squad of hunters led by Wyatt to investigate and if Envoy head there, Envoy should meet up with him.
He will also prepare some caravan to resupply them but he also want Envoy to takedown some Fuzzy Cactoids to secure the area for travel. After securing it by defeating some Fuzzy Cactoids, Envoy meet up with Wyatt, the Search and Rescue Captain to search for Tanner Jones. When reaching there, he was surprised and panicked that Envoy was supposed to be at New Moon Hunting Grounds and Envoy explain everything. Hearing that, he relieved that Drake is still safe and sound.
Dallan dispatch him and his team to meet with Roger Jones's group but as Envoy can see there is no sign of them and they got no idea where they have gone. They even haven't left any markings as they use as communication in times like this. He feel nervous as things is getting more worse around here as he aimed to go deeper to the altar but something's got dimetrodons are riled up and if they get near them, they will get Frenzy. If they want to get further inside and find Roger, they have to deal with Armed Dimetrodons first. Envoy then offer themself to handle the Dimetrodons and they will handle it quickly. Envoy then sets out to defeat the Dimetrodons and return to him once the path is clear and he was impressed while also know why Kara put so much faith in Envoy then they discuss further about the Altar and meeting Roger.
The Altar itself are inside territory of Avians and they have no quarrel against them but they are still very strict about intruders. His advance recon team have send reports of groups of outsiders gathering near altar and they seem moving boxes inside, setting up some kind of operation. It is most likely Dimetrodons are very displeased as they have been driven out from their homeland. Eager to find out about strangers, Wyatt want Envoy to get what is inside the boxes since he saw Envoy was very proficient and fast so he believe Envoy can sneak in and get the boxes undetected.
Envoy then snuck into the Altar area and takes anything that was inside the boxes then returning to camp. He was pondered to find out what is the meaning of this as the rocks Envoy found are ordinary rocks. Envoy then remember about the huge amount of Miracle Stones the Shadow Knight stole from Demarech Mines Envoy think that the stones with the power of Cube of Gaia affecting everything in the area. Wyatt also already heard about Miracle Stones which they will never find one here, much worse is how the ordinary stone can even become like Miracle Stones as he wonder what's going on here. Eidolon the informs that the Shadow Knight has stolen Cube of Gaia from Demarech Mines and he knows how to wield its power in such way that changes everything around him. Eidolon was right but what Envoy wonder is why the Shadow Knight is using it to alter the altar here. Even the Shadow Knight's plan is still a mystery but Envoy got a hunch that they are one step closer for knowing the truth.
Wyatt then pauses for a while and then speaks if Shadow Knight was here then if the invaders are Shadow Knight's henchmen, he want Envoy to at least find some clues to know what he is up to. Envoy agreed with it althought it will cause a lot of ruckus but it's a best way to do it. The Envoy then will deal with the Henchmen while Wyatt and his squad will continue to look for Roger and his squad. The Envoy then seize a map while also defeating several of it and after taking what it need Envoy returns to him and wonder if he know where the map leads them to. He then tell that this is the map of Candeo Marsh and could Shadow Knight's next destination to attack. The Envoy then recalls about Grand Bishop's warning about Shadow Knight's influence had reached not only Triatio Highlands but Candeo Marsh as well. Before Envoy can ask more questons Envoy can see his deep worriedness on his face and the hunters nervously approach him. The Hunter then ask what to do next whether to make a team to rescue Roger or help other hunters first and whatever the decision, they have to act soon before it's too late. He's not sure if they have skill set to rescue Roger on their own as he was completely surrounded and he also worried how long he will last by himself. Envoy then ask about the new updates about Roger hearing that.
After separated, the hunters and him snuck to the altar to search for Roger but little did they know, the AVians are holding one of their worship rituals. He think that he saw a man captured near the Altar but he can't be sure since Roger is missing but it could be him captured by group of Avians. Envoy then offer themself to rescue him and he already assemble a plan. He and the hunters will distract the Avians while Envoy rescue him since Envoy is the best for the job and fastest amongst hunters.
Envoy then quickly slip through them while the hunters are distracting the Avians. When Envoy get there what Envoy found was a frantic Avian demanded to be released from the cage. Envoy then calm him down and Envoy will release him as no one was deserved to be sacrificed. He then surprises if a human will do it for him then he introduce himself as Puckett despite he isn't sure to trust Envoy or not. Envoy introduce themself and ask what's going on.
He then tell everything from the start and he was a member of Argus Cult and they believe that Abyssal Demon Argus will someday rise to this world to display his awesome might but he never doubted it until now. Not too long ago, a very strange and frightening human showed up and he was clad in all black armor and a feeling of great evil struck fear into his heart. He and his followers began to spend a lot of time at the altar. Envoy's heart skips a beat as Puckett describe Shadow Knight perfectly and never thought that the next eyewitnesses would be an Avian and silently Envoy wait for him to continue his story. The dark stranger's followers began to transporting many boxes into the altar and he couldn't resist his curiousity and snuck in to take a peek inside the boxes. While hiding, he saw Shadow Knight rise a strange glowing stone, a perfect square above his head and suddenly it was like a great storm had formed on the altar.
Ordinarily looking stones began to rise into the air, moving as it somehow alive. They lumped together rapidly to form a humongous creature and it was terrifying. Eidolon then recall about the huge creature that they have been talking about which was definitely created by Cube of Gaia. Envoy nodded to Eidolon and it was the gigantic creature wreaking Havoc in Triatio Highlands was in fact a creature of Shadow Knight. Just like Rock Beetles in Demarech Mines, the Cube of Gaia has brought another stone monstrosity to life. As Envoy can imagine, he was terrified and returned to his people to report to the Elder with what he saw as they think it's the Abyssal Demon Argus, risen to their realm. Since he was the first one who lay eyes upon him, the teaching proclaim that he must be sacrificed to Argus.
He really tried to escape but no matter how far he get, the Beastmasters and Game Birds would find him and if Envoy want to free him, Envoy better defeat them first since they can track Puckett wherever he hides and it will be only a matter of time until he was recaptured if he escapes with the pairs around. Puckett then saw Envoy defeat one after another until there are no survivors left and he was impressed since the Beastmaster is the best fighter in his village. He wonder who Envoy is and Envoy explain that Envoy is an Envoy of Gaia, dispatched by the church to pursuit Shadow Knight and he is the one who was responsible for using Cube of Gaia to create rock monster in order to manipulate the Avians.
He looks at Envoy and Eidolon uncomfortably as he can feel similar power from the Shadow Knight that he saw earlier that match Envoy's description about Shadow Knight but with no evil power lingers and also not quite as strong but powerful. Puckett's sharp senses as an Avian have quickly discovered the similarities between Envoy and Shadow Knight as both are Envoy of Gaia yet he sense Envoy's power is not as strong as Shadow Knight.
He know that Shadow Knight is an evil man and he should be back at his camp, singing and reading and enjoy the day but when he want to continue he heard piercing cry of Game Bird and his eyes widen. He was panic when he was close to escape but the Game Bird are after him again and Envoy ask if there is any way to break the control of Beastmasters have over the Game Birds. He then explain that the Game Bird is still a wild creature but under spell of Beastmasters. If Envoy capture them and take them out of spell's range, the Game Bird will revert back to the regular old wild Game Birds with no interest in Avians. He then hands Envoy bags which was normally used to transport sacrificial offerings. Envoy just need to capture it and set them free at the furthest cliff from the village.
Envoy then captures the Game Bird while also beating Beastmasters that went in the way. After capturing all of it, Envoy went to the farthest cliff from the village and release the bird to the wild. The freed Game Bird made some sounds which looks like gratitude to Envoy. Envoy then returns to Puckett, telling him that the Game Birds are no longer a threat and he also saw the Beastmasters are withdrawing back to the camp and really confused while also making commotion about it. He then doesn't feel worried about being tracked down anymore.
Even the beastmasters has been taking care of, he's still stuck inside a cage and looks like it need special key to open it. Envoy then ask Puckett where to find the key and if his memory is correct, the acolyte Ikanu should have it and he think that he should be nearby praying to Argus but he is protected by guards while also skilled in magic so bringing him down will not be easy. He then place his hope on Envoy so he can get out from the cage. Envoy then battles Ikanu and as Puckett says, the fight will be quite a tough one and after defeating Ikanu, Envoy seize the key and return to Puckett to set him free. He also hardly believe that his village would do this to him and he thank Envoy for rescuing him from Horrible Fate. He didn't believe for a second that the rock Monster summoned by Shadow Knight was Abyssal Demon Argus but the Elder manage to persuade everybody that it is and he think that he cannot go back there as he will be captured again.
The Elder has gone with the fake demon to the Deep's Cavern in the southwest and he hope this can help Envoy to stop evil shadow man. Envoy then ask Puckett for any details about Deep's Cavern and the place was supposed to be Avian secret but, he can't go back to the village and his people intended to kill him so he will tell everything to Envoy. According to the legend, the great power of Abyssal Demon Argus is sealed within the cave and if anyone can unlock its power, they would become invincible. He doubt anyone can stop it if the gigantic creature is already so powerful. Envoy then assure him that Envoy will defeat it with confidence. He then believe in Envoy but he can't stay here as he need to escape quickly, he then once again thank Envoy and if they meet again he will do his best effort to repay the favor. After separate with Puckett that was now freed from the cage, Envoy think it's time to check in Wyatt and tell him that the person in cage at the Altar was not Roger as well the updated intel on Shadow Knight and rock monster mistaken for Abyssal Demon Argus. Envoy also think it maybe good idea to check on Robinson as well.
Envoy then returns to the village to report to Robinson, telling every details about what happened from separated hunters, Roger went missing, encountering Avians while also describe Puckett's predicament with the Argus cult and their belief that the giant monster created by Shadow Knight is the Abyssal Demon ascended. He then suspect that the giant creature Envoy speak of has been hidden away in Deep's Cavern and since his recon has not found any sign of it, it will be their best chance to strike it. As the Deep's Cavern is Avian's territory, what happens next has no ties with the Hunters and he ask Dallan if he agree with it.
Dallan then agree since Deep's Cavern has nothing to do with his people and Robinson can do as his please but he warn Robinson that the area was crawling with Violent Beasts and not even skilled hunters dare to go there unless they have to. He then safe to expect that the giant creatures that Avian believe is Argus has already entered the cavern which makes both Envoy and Robinson agreed with this to search for Deep's Cavern and search for Shadow Knight's creation. Still uncertain to pinpoint the location, Envoy ask Robinson and Dallan if they have found it. He then speculate about Deep's Cavern is the cave entrance he mentioned in southwest while he was still a far distance from it, he feel omnious sensation about it so he send some troops to stand guard nearby and he ask Dallan to confirm it and he also seems agree with Robinson. The ancient cavern could be the one that Avian call Deep's Cavern. Long ago, his people stopped getting there because of the same feeling which Robinson spoke and it's now serves as a nest for beasts.
He believe that he won't be swayed from this dangerous plan and he would like to suggest that Envoy return to New Moon Hunting Grounds first to talk with Aiden since he is the most familiar with the area and should be able to offer a fair bit of information about it. Not expecting any cooperation from Dallan, Robinson then want Envoy to go to meet up with Aiden and then meet up with his vanguard near the entrance. Envoy then went to Aiden and he was quite surprised to see Envoy coming back here so soon as they have just learned that the missing hunter have begun to return to the village while asking how are things going at Envoy's end and wondering if Envoy found the clues that they're after. Envoy then explain all that's happened to him while also ask for his insight in Deep's Cavern. He then explained that not many people are going there anymore especially since Avians of Argus Cult claimed it as a holy place and according to rumor, it seems that Avian ancestors have left some magic circles inside that store magic power. The cavern has gone unoccupied for ages and it's now a nest of many ferocious beasts, dwelling both in and outside of it. He can tell Envoy for certain that outer areas are occupied by aggressive Dimetrodons and they seem to be much ferocious than Dimetrodons found anywhere else in their lands. He know that Envoy want to enter the cave but he warn Envoy to be careful that even he doesn't know what lies inside it not to mention creatures outside was already an incredible threat.
Envoy then meets up with 1st Class Soldier Walter and he have seen Envoy in Navea while never thought to see Envoy here on Triatio Highlands and it's an honor for him to serve with Envoy. Envoy then tell why they are here in hopes that he can help Envoy get past Dimetrodons and enter the cave. He answered that it will be difficult to get close to the cave entrance since he ony have few men with him while there are plenty of vicious beasts around where they are stationed at. A hunter then make a suggestion that they are able to minimize the casualties if they avoid frontal assault.
He then notice her and he introduce Rachel from Hunter Village and she's in charge of the supplies for the hunting party and also familiar with this area. He then want to know if Rachel got any ideas and she said it was nothing special as they simply need to be prepared for the assault. She then want Envoy to get some Fine-Needled Cactoids and bring her their needles while others are given respective assignments
The Envoy then defeated the cactoids and taking the Thin Sharp Thorns then after collecting plenty of it, Envoy returns to Rachel and hand it over to her. She takes the Thorns while also impressed that Envoy are able to work faster than she thought. Then they have to work carefully in the next step. She have some bottle contains anesthetic poison that will be applying to these thorns and they will use the thorns as a blow darts that will take down the beasts. When they become weakned, they will strike them. She walks amonst the soldiers as they apply anesthetic to the needles but she also warn them include Envoy to be careful handling it because if they prick themself, they will be stuck in bed recovering for quite a while. While they prepare the blowdarts, she want Envoy to prepare the blowpipes for them. If Envoy head west, Envoy should come across many amaranth plants and those plants have hollow sterns so with just a bit of work they can fashion them into blowpipes for their darts. She then ask Envoy if there is question and she will stay here to make sure the soldiers will not get poisoned.
While everyone still working on blow darts, she can't leave right now and she want Envoy to help her and Envoy willing to help her. While she stay and monitor the manufacture of blow darts, she need Envoy's help in hunting. She was in the region to hunt for her village when she got stopped by those soldiers. A herd of Shaggy Oxen is nearby that she planned to hunt in order to replenish their food supply for the next few days and she can't go out as she was occupied with helping the soldiers. While she oversee the soldiers, she want Envoy to hunt some Oxen since she doesn't want her fellow hunters to go hungry while battling the giants.
Envoy then went to the west first to gather some Amaranth Plants and after gaining enough of it, Envoy went to the east where a herd of Shaggy Ox resides there. Envoy takes them down and get their meat and after getting enough, Envoy returns to Rachel handing both Hollow Amaranth and Oxen Meat to her. She first take a look at the meat as she certain that Envoy not secretly a hunter, looking at the beef that Envoy gets to her are excellent quality and gotten way more than she can expected. Taking the Hollow Amaranths, she certain that it will make an excellent blowpipes. She ask Envoy that if Envoy considered to be a hunter for the rest of their life? She believe that Envoy will be an excellent hunter for Triatio Highlands Villagers.
After done manufacturing it, she then give the blow darts to everyone and move to the next plan itself. Walter then reminds his team to handle the thorns are sharp and make sure they are in top condition. It will take a while before the anesthetic takes action so they must first work on Dimetrodons. Even the amount of anesthetic is not enough to bring Dimetrodon down, they will become weak at least and when the anesthetic is taking effect on them, the templars can take them down. She then hands the blow darts and advice Envoy to use it with precision and wisely, when it does the battle ahead will be much easier.
The Envoy then gently takes out one Dimetrodons after another and the poison start to take effect on them. Despite it was unusually fast, she will wait for them to wake up and when they are still sluggish that is where they can strike. Walter then saw the Dimetrodon wakes up but barely stand up as they never thought that Rachel's anesthetic could have such profound effect then he tell them that they learn valuable tactics today. He then instruct Envoy and soldiers to attack DImetrodons and take them out as much as they can before the poison wears off. Envoy then looks at Dimetrodons are still aggressive but their fighting capabilities are severely weakened and decide to join the fray as well.
Envoy then take out the Dimetrodons while the templars also take Dimetrodons down and also manage to reach Cave entrance before Envoy however what they saw there was quite unexpected to them as the stones start to move. When they take a closer look, it was actually some kind of strange bugs and due to their large numbers, Walter decide to pull back with his troops to the outpost. Envoy then told Walter about what happened at Demarech Mines and know how to neutralize them and believe that this is not a coincidence. There's no doubt that the giant rock monster seen by Puckett is the creation of the Shadow Knight through Cube of Gaia and must be hiding deep within the cavern. Their strength is nothing compared to Envoy as his unit was exhausted after battling DImetrodons then he smiles at Envoy that he saw Envoy are still in full of fighting spirit. Envoy then decide to clear the Rock Beetles while Walter and his squad recuperate their strength. He nodded and he will revise the strategy while Envoy deal with the strange rock creatures.
Envoy then clears them out and after clearing them out, Envoy return to him only to find some worrying news as it was vital to information that they have been looking for. He then introduce Envoy to Hermoine and she used to study some basic spells at Magic Academy and he let her debrief Envoy about situation. She then tell what she saw as at first she may imagine things so she didn't tell anyone but when she and the others are getting close she felt a strong pressure inside the cave and she that someone may cast a spell on the entrance.
The spell is ver advanced while Hermione is still a junior sorcerer due to her only learn basics and at the academy, her mentor mention an extremely powerful barrier spell that not only isolates the area but also can bring harm to any trying to pass through by force. For their safety, she want to examine the entrance before trying to enter and make sure that her senses are correct. Envoy then ask if there is anything to help her and she want some rocks from Argus Rock Beetles where their rocks resonating with their bodies and she may be able to harness its power if Envoy bring it since she is not skilled enough to cast Magic Telephaty.
Envoy then collect Magical Rock from Argus Rock Beetle and after collecting enough, Envoy returns to Hermione and hand it over to her.and she blushes in embarrasment when she receive it then she start to incant a spell. She cast faster and faster as a magical light begins to coalesce in her hands. The spell is then complete and an orb of light appears in her hands and start to float but it drains many of her energy after casting her spell but she can still explain that the crystal ball will serve as Magic Detector. Walter and the other soldiers began to relax and smile at the beauty of the crystal ball while admiring her work. She then hand the crystal ball to Envoy so Envoy can smash it in front of entrance. The Magical Energy it contains will make invisible barrier appear if there is one and it's the only way to confirm her hunch while she wipe her sweat from her brow and tries to relax.
Envoy then went to the entrance and smash the crystal ball and as Hermione expected. There is a barrier and the magic is very strong as not normal people can cast it. Envoy then confirm her hunch that there is a barrier in front of the cave after smashing Crystal Ball and for Hermione herself she was unsure what to do next while Envoy ask if there is a way to break the barrier even Hermione was still a junior-level sorcerer but Rachel interrupt their talk to remind that humans are not the only ones capable of spell casting.
She explain that both Avians and Giants are capable to cast a spell but nobody respons about it. She start to expect that one of them has cast this spell and even they are not involved in this, they may know how to remove it. Envoy then ask Rachel what she suggests to do about gathering such information. She then tell that as the hunters are in war with Giants and hardly even talk to the Avians, it will hard for them to just walk up and ask for their help. The best option is to head towards Stone Hammer Tribe and rendezvous with Tanner Jones, one of expert hunters. If Envoy and Tanner Jones work together, she think that Envoy are be able to capture some Stone Hammer Tribe for questioning.
If Envoy decide to meet up with him, she want Envoy to deliver the meat that Envoy hunt it for her to Tanner Jones while she will go to New Moon Hunting Grounds to meet up with Drake to deliver supplies and that will save her some time. Envoy then deliver the meat to Tanner Jones
Arriving at his command post, Envoy greet him and hands the meat that Rachel ask Envoy to deliver. He then ask about Rachel and Envoy introduce themself while also explaining what is going on near Deep's Cavern. He then remember Envoy that many of hunters are talking about Envoy's good deeds and he heard that without Envoy's help, Drake's squad will met their doom. He was impressed that Envoy made it so far but the situation is quite grim and he think Envoy already heard about the situation with giants itself that they have some new weapons on their side and giving them quite boost in power. He then offer Envoy to co-operate with him and using superb skills to take out the giants while the hunters will do what they can to find answers that Envoy seek.
After careful thought, Envoy agree to cooperate and working together will be the best decision for Envoy. With more people on Envoy's side who are familiar with Giants, Envoy will certainly able to gain some information. Tanner then want Envoy to take out the materials that Stone Hammer Tribe taken to manufacture their weapons and he want Envoy to show their skills that he kept hearing it from his fellow hunters. Envoy then went to the camp and takedown as many materials as Envoy can with quick speed. The giants are too late to realize that their materials have been destroyed by Envoy as they didn't saw who did this. Envoy returns to him and Tanner was impressed by Envoy's effort as he consider Envoy as an unstoppable force just like the rumours say and with Envoy on his side, they will be able to end the war quickly. Hearing that praise, Tanner already consider Envoy as one of his ally.
He then told Envoy that giants and hunters have waged war over New Moon Hunting Grounds for ages but lately the fight has gone intense while he also worried about his brother, Roger Jones so they can put their heads together and lead this out fit. The war between Hunters and Giants has persisted for many generations, not only they suffer casualties but also destruction of whole families. Since he become leader amongst the Hunters, he have sought out peace with the Giant Chief but the thing about Giants is peace was like surrender to them and surrender it was not their nature. If the hunters want to negotiate hunting right, they have to outright defeat the giants since it's the only way to reach the Chief and they both know that in order to succed against Giants they have to deal with the weapons first or the hunters will be put to submission no matter how cunning plan that they possess. He want Envoy to join his thief squad to steal the weapons from the giants and he believe they won't succed without Envoy.
He already done some investigation and this is what he has discovered runestone and from what he learned about giants, when the elder casts arcane spells they must use a medium and it was just a simple runestone commonly found in human practices. If the barrier cast over the Ancient Lair is really work of a Giant Elder, Envoy should be able to find corresponding stones that could dispell it. Finding the particular runestone is the best bet to break the barrier and he reccomend Envoy to collect as many runestones as they can so the hunters can discern which one could remove the barrier.
Envoy then goes into the Giants Camp and raid them, defeating the Stone Hammer fighter and Sorcerer while also seizing their weapons and defeating Stone Hammer Mystic to seize the runestone. After getting enough, Envoy returns to Tanner Jones and hands him the Staff and Axe from Stone Hammer Tribes in a large amount, making the Hunters look at Envoy in awe. He was impressed again and even the Elite Hunter was surprised that The Giants are no match for the Envoy and another hunter looks Envoy that they look alike like the one everyone is talking about. Envoy's face reddens slightly hearing their whisper and chatter with keen sense and Tanner smiles gleefully at Envoy and telling the hunters to stop yammering, telling them that Envoy has been dispatched from Navea and the one who single-handedly disarmed the stone hammer tribe. Once the news that the Giants has lost their morale and went to chaos, he prepare his troop to strike them.
The hunters stand and salute Envoy after his speech and he looks at Envoy with proud smile. Meanwhile back to the main case, he was curious as there is nothing that they can find to break the barrier spell itself as the runestone only consists of traps, putting out the fire and even storing food which lead to conclusion that the barrier is not the giant's creation. Envoy feel quite discouraged after that, Tanner told Envoy to Chin up since recovering the runestones still handy to them and now that he need to do is to destroy it and the giants will be defenseless. Even they didn't find outcome that Envoy sought, this is quite a significant progress for the hunters.
He then tell Envoy that they realize how much Envoy helped the hunters around here and the Stone Hammer Tribe is all but finished now that they occupy their land and soon, victory will belong to hunters. Glad to have helped, Envoy ask Tanner what is his next move and Eidolon blurts in, asking if he want to banish the Giants forever since the defeat was so thorough for Giants. Hearing that, Envoy also think about it that Envoy doesn't want any harsh results while hoping peaceful resolution will be found instead of banishment. He laugh that Envoy no need to worry since the hunters already occupy their land and able to request meeting with the Giants Chief, Amon.
Suddenly, one of the Hunter Elite run to them, informing him that Chief Amon is ready to talk and it was just he expected. Despite enemies, Tanner respect Chief Amon whether win or lose, he has already made the next best possible decision to serve his people. This takes not only expertise in warfare but also courage. He then turns to leave the camp, telling Envoy to relax and enjoy the luxuries on the camp while he will meet with Chief Amon to discuss terms and ask about barrier as well.
When accepting this quest, Envoy will undertake the task as Tanner Jones.
Contest to determine the control of New Moon Hunting GroundsEdit
While Envoy resting, Tanner meet up with Chief Amon and he bring several Elite Hunters with him. He arrived at the camp and meet up with Chief Amon. Meeting with him, Tanner cut to the chase that he demand an unconditional surrender from Amon and he simply refuse it. To prevent situation from being stalemate, Tanner offers competition and whoever wins it will gain the New Moon Hunting Grounds forever with Chief Amon as the one who will set the challenge. Chief Amon accepts this term and immediately both went to the Hunting grounds for the first challenge.
The challenge first is to takedown as many animals as they can while they are running past through them. They use the turrets set up for the competition and when the animals come, the contest starts and both are giving everything they got however it ended up in draw as they share the same amount ot kills.
Next is the leadership contest where Amon will be offense team while Tanner will be on Defense Team. If the Giants manage to penetrate defensive line, the hunters loses and if the hunters manage to keep the defensive line, the hunter wins. Tanner and Amon are not allowed to participate on the battlefield in person as both have to stay at the main camp. The duel then starts and the Giants attack ferociously however Tanner coordinate the defenses with the hunters smoothly which is to open fire the turret when the giants attacking and repair the barricades then they are no attacking one of defensive lines.
The battle kept going until the giants cease the assault and eventually The Hunters won. Chief Amon admit defeat and the hunting grounds are now belong to hunters but Tanner told him that he misunderstands his intention as he want to share the hunting grounds together much to his surprise and Tanner also told him that continue fighting is a lost for both sides as he know that the hunters will continue to fight and ultimately he agrees. He then also decide to set up the quotas for his hunters while destroying the turret and the hunters accept his terms which is also same to Amon and his members that they will not poach Hunters quarries again.
After the negotiation is completed, Tanner returns to the camp and Envoy awake to see him returned to the camp then he make announcement that from now on the New Moon Hunting Grounds will be evenly shared between Hunters and Giants. The Hunters are happy with his decision and Tanner feel relieved that war over generation is now finally over. Envoy congratulate Tanner for the final and peaceful end of the war between Triatio Hunters and Stone Hammer Tribe. He claim that he owe the victory to the Envoy and without Envoy's help, the hunters will be defeated for sure. Eidolon seems embarrassed and seems want to say something and apologize to Tanner for what Eidolon said to him earlier, now respecting him that he was just like Envoy as a human worth of respect. He laugh and looked at Envoy, commenting that Envoy's partner is unique which makes both Envoy and Tanner laugh.
After what happened, he didn't forget about Envoy's request regarding of the mysterious barrier itself. Chief Amon said that he did not order any sort of barrier over Deep's Cavern. He actually thought it was attempting to mock Giant's lack of magic expertise. Envoy relieved that now the possible of Giants cast the barrier are eliminated, the only one race left is an Avian and Envoy plan to consult them, however recalling about what happened to Puckett before and Envoy's action that defeats Argus Cult, simply asking the Avians will no longer an easy task.
Tanner than continues that when they we're working on making peace between Hunters and Giants, new issue has arisen. The Village Chief ask him if he can spare some of his men to go northwest and it seems something is going on there. According to the report from the Chief itself, it was sound like a Great Battle going on along with severe earthquakes from the north west so he sent the majority of the hunters to investigate. He want to look but he want to return to the village first to inform the people about the peace agreement between the Hunters and the Giants itself.
He then want Envoy to investigate on his behalf to find out what's going on which Envoy agrees to it. Envoy then sets out and once reaching Juno, Envoy surprised that Roger was there but wounded. He looks at Envoy curiously as he saw Envoy's outfit indicates that Envoy is not a hunter. Envoy then explain everything that he missed from the end of the war and the peace treaty has been made between Hunters and Giants while Tanner assign Envoy to him. He then looks suspicious to the Envoy and despite that, he introduce himself as Juno and looks at Roger.
Envoy then met Roger Jones and explain everything include the actual reason Envoy went here is on the church's mission and Envoy is here under Tanner's request to investigate the fighting in the Northwest. He then introduce himself as Roger Jones, Tanner Jones' big brother which makes Envoy surprised that the man that the Hunters are looking for are here by coincidence.
Envoy then explain everything about what happened during his absence as Tanner Jones has successfully made the peace treaty between Hunters and the Giants and effectively ends the war that New Moon Hunting Grounds will be shared together. Roger smiles and proud of his little brother but he himself was not lucky especially about what happened at the Beast Statue Altar where he was attacked by Argus Cult during his retreat and one of them strike some crippling blow to him. Envoy then offer their assistance and he will certainly want Envoy's aid since Envoy was trusted by his brother. He did not trust Juno since he is a rookie hunter and he even can't handle a single toucant by any chance let the carnivorous creature itself. He want Envoy to drive the Carnivorous Toucant away so he can relax and focus on recuperate his injuries.
Talking to Juno who seems scared and frightened, Envoy ask what happened and he answered much to his embarrasment. He said that he have trouble that he want to collect the feathers for Roger Jones but since he's a rookie he will face many difficulties on his own. He said that there is a Supernatural things happened that makes him really scared about it and Envoy see where he was looking at but nothing strange on the sight itself. He then tell Envoy that he encountered some translucent ghost drift up right in front of him while he and Roger was retreating as he claim that it was haunted. He sigh as nobody believe me and he admit that he is a coward and he wish he could still get some of Toucant's feather for Roger.
Envoy then agreed to help him to collect the feathers much to his thanks and embarrasment. The Envoy then sets out and collects the feather and eliminating the Toucants near the camp. After it was cleared and the thick feathers are collected, Envoy returned to the camp. Juno then looks at Envoy as he want to believe that Envoy is an Envoy and not possessed by the ghosts. Envoy then convince him that Envoy did not get possessed by the ghost he mention earlier as Envoy give him the feathers that he need.
Returning to Roger, he finally are be able to relax and if Envoy hadn't come to help he could be turned into Toucant's meal right now. After securing the area and getting warm feathers for Roger, Juno ask Envoy again much to his embarrasment since he didn't want to leave Roger behind and this time since his current condition is not allowing him to return to the village so he want Roger to rest a bit longer before returning to the village. He then ask Envoy to get some firewood to keep them warm much to his embarrasment and Envoy agrees to collect it.
Envoy then sets out and collect the dry twigs around Toucants while eliminate those who gets in the way while collecting the woods. After collecting enough, Envoy returns to him and Juno immediately make some campfire while also want Envoy to rest for a while since Roger may need some chats with Envoy right now since he has been worrying about things that went happened recently.
Roger admire Envoy for coming alone and fight the war that Envoy didn't need to be involved in it but Envoy cut to the chase about the ghost that Juno is afraid of. When he was about to talk about it, the pain from injuries strikes him again as his abdomen wounds start tingling again and he catch his breath a bit. While holding his pain, he want Envoy to head northwest of the forest and search for Highland Mollusk. He want Envoy to collect some of the mucus that can also served as a painkiller for his injury.
Envoy then sets out and when Envoy is hunting the Mollusks to collect the Cold Mucus. When Envoy enters the wood, Envoy got chill that Envoy is being watched by some invisible creature which prompts Envoy to go alert. When Envoy reach certain area, Envoy feel something immobilizes Envoy and a Thunder struck Envoy. A ghost then appears and Envoy refuse to be outdone by such things and break his spell. Envoy then challenge the ghost head on and eventually defeats it and the ghost immediately run away.
Envoy want to pursue but thinking about Roger, Envoy quickly collects the Cold Mucus for him. Envoy then hands the Mucus and Roger quickly apply it on his wounds. After a few minutes, the effect start to get to effect and he thank Envoy for collecting it. The Eidolon looks at his injury and the wound seems so serious that Roger needs to get a medic right away while applying some basic first aid to him to further sustain his injuries despite the best treatment from the wild is helping him a bit.
He then told Envoy that the dressing of the wound was done by Juno despite he is a rookie and if he manage to overcome his fear, he believe that Juno can be an excellent hunter someday and as for the ghost Juno mentioned it was started in the village as a child saw some female ghost floating in the air near the forest edge. While he and Juno retreats from the Altar, he also saw the female ghost and he thought it because of his dizzyness and pain but if Juno saw it too then he believe that she was not a ghost and because of the situation, the imaginations may run wild in that time and other than that he got no clear answer about it.
He then told Juno that he is ready to return to the village and the effect of painkiller is still active but Juno looks at him nervously as Roger can barely walk while also there are Dimetrodons in their way and impossible to make it back in one piece. Roger then reminds him that Envoy is here and he want Envoy to clear a path for their retreat to the village and he doesn't have any slight of worry about it. Envoy also agree to go on ahead and secure a path for them from Dimetrodons and they will be ready whenever Envoy is ready so they can move when Envoy done their job.
Envoy then secure a path and scout ahead to the village to see if the path is clear and after the path is clear, Envoy can sense some familiarty ahead which lead Envoy to invesigate and it turns out there is a girl near the Argus Cult Village. A bewtiching figure gracefully floats in the air before Envoy and slowly descend to the ground. Could it be she is the ghost that Roger and Juno mentioned? Envoy then ask her and she know Envoy since Envoy has been poking around Deep's Cavern earlier and she gave a gaze that pierces deep to the Envoy's soul which makes Envoy stunned by what she just said.
Meeting with Maya the Left Wing Butterfly and raid on Argus CultEdit
Envoy then cut to the chase itself and ask about the barrier that was made on Deep's Cavern itself but she smooths back her hair and looks at Envoy intently as she know that Envoy is the one that poking the barrier which she got no problem on breaking it. Eidolon then stands guard and sense that she is an Envoy of Gaia, guessing Maya is the name of the girl. She giggled and perhaps the Envoy had encountered her Eidolon before and the Eidolon that Envoy defeat appears again before them. Envoy realize that this is the ghost that Juno and Roger mentioned earlier and ready for another fight but Maya stops them since she didn't want to pick up the fight.
She want to co-operate with Envoy since she got some issues with Avians and she will be in very bad mood unless the case was solved. It turns out the Avian stole her equipment while she's occupied in the fight earlier and they did not co-operate when she ask them nicely. She then offer herself to make a spell to break the barrier while Envoy will retrieve her magic equipment. Envoy then accepts her offer knowing that sooner or later Envoy have to deal with Avians and co-operating will save both of their time on each respective tasks. Maya also want Envoy to make Avians suffer as a payback for what they did to her earlier.
Envoy then sets out and crush the Avian Disciples first and after they have been defeated and routed, Envoy returns to her. She state that the faster Envoy do what she say, the sooner they will leave this place and next phase is to infiltrate their village. She reassure Envoy that she will kept her promises. She then told that it was easy to break it but she still need Envoy's help since she can't do everything on her own. Since Envoy already agreed to help her it can't be helped then so Envoy will do what they can to assist her.
She then told Envoy that the Avian made the barrier and it also can't operate without magic circle somewhere. If the magic circle was destroyed, the barrier will be weaken and it can be dispelled. The Avians are not complete idiots as the safest place for the magic circle is at the village itself, right in their nest. She then want Envoy to destroy the totems around the village to weaken the barrier and Envoy destroy it while the Avians are on alerts but they cannot find Envoy's whereabout as they discover the totems are destroyed one by one. After destroying enough, Envoy returns to her and she was happy to hear that but sudden expression change to serious makes Envoy feel something creepy on her.
After what happened to the village, Maya believe the guard has been raised to secure the acolytes and she want Envoy to defeat the guards in order to proceed with the plan. Envoy frowned hearing that but no choice to take that job. Breaking through into the village, the Envoy immediately engage the Avian Warlock and Guards. Despite being outnumbered, the Envoy manage to pull the job off and return to Maya. Maya felt pleased that the Avian morale has decreased considerably and it's up to her to seek Zujahla, the Avian deacon that was responsible for creating the barrier. Just when Maya was about to find him through spell, his presence disappeared much to her frustration.
While still being frustrated Envoy start to gaze off to the distance, thinking that she may know what happened at the cavern. While she want Envoy to defeat the Avian Sorcerer and it's guards, she also want to get the staff and then goes off. Envoy's Eidolon seen her running off and felt suspicious, same as what Envoy think of. Both of them decide to take the job anyway. Pushing towards the inner village, the Envoy fight the Gladiator that was in charge of defending the Sorcerer. Once breakthrough, Envoy immediately fight the Sorcerer and seize the staff before returning to Maya.
Finding her at the entrance, she absorb the staff that Envoy give. In exchange, she gave the magic orb to the Envoy that will guide Envoy to the magic sources. To make it work efficiently, she need to take the Argus Ritual Codex that was possessed by Zujahla. Using the magic ball, Envoy uses and track it to where it can be used and upon using it a silhouette appeared. The Avian itself is no other than Zujahla itself and Envoy quickly defeat it and take the Codex before returning to Maya. She however, was upset when she read what was inside it. Even so, she was expert at lost arts and even manage to undo the spell. Her action however, makes Envoy more suspicious of her as it went easier than Envoy expected. Envoy immediately went to the Deep's Cavern to see if she was right. Reaching the entrance, the barrier is off but the battle already breaks out inside.
Inside Deep's Cavern, the Templar Knights led by Robinson already engage it and Maya is with him. He was relieved the Envoy came to him as the plan was almost ruined when she barged in. Envoy tell about what did Envoy do to assist her and Robinson apologize to her after verifying the story from Envoy's testimony. Putting up to speed, Argus Cult Leader Zaunna and Argus are inside but it's beyond hunter's Group so he bring some assistance. The Envoy suggest that the Templar and Hunters are holding the line while Envoy will charge in much to Robinson's displease. Maya convince Robinson leaving no choice but to send Envoy for this job.
Envoy then start advancing but Argus Warlock and Argus Headhunter with Falcon as an escort are getting in their way. Hearing this, Zaunna order two of his henchmen to stop Envoy but futile. Facing off with Envoy, the duel starts and once Zaunna was defeated Maya suddenly come from behind the pillar and take the eye of Argus. She flatter that Envoy can't even manage to break the obstacle she made, much to Envoy's expectation that she plan all of this. The Envoy stopped when her Eidolon appears to challenge her and Maya will tell the truth what she seek. She however retort that if it wasn't her effort, the Hunter's Village will be destroyed. She gave further information about the monsters inside the Cavern and to make it worse, Argus was still inside the cave as well.
Leaving Maya to pursue the original objective which is to defeat Argus, Envoy quickly push through by defeating Venomous Arcachnid and Arachnid Egg before went deeper to it's nest. Inside the nest, Envoy found slugs and suddenly they retreated. Hearing the Broodmother approaching, its young also fled in fear and Envoy face off with Adracei, Arachnid Broodmother. Quickly defeating it, the Envoy continue to push on and encountering Crystal Dimetrodon. Reaching the end of the cave, the Envoy feel the ground shakes and Argus emerges from the cliff. The Envoy start to fight it in order to prevent Argus from leaving the cave, after some hard fight due to scales and its power The Envoy manage to defeat it and withdraw quickly on the village along with Templar Knights and Hunters.
Bringing report to the village, Dallan was grateful about the news that the war ended, the threat has been neutralized and hidden agenda has been thrwarted. Dallan bow respectly before looking at Robinson, praising him too but he denies it. He pat Robinson's shoulder, telling that if he wasn't here, dozens of civilians may get killed. He already write the letter and hand it over to Envoy in order to deliver it to the church at Navea. Envoy can return to the Highlands anytime that Envoy wants and whenever they return, a bed and a meal is always ready to welcome them. Kaara, the elder invite Envoy to join the feast but got refused since Envoy got a job to do. Tanner also comes to the village, thanking Envoy once again about the dispute with giants before and because of Envoy's effort, his older brother Roger still survived. Asking about Roger's condition, Juno still taking care of him although still need a lot of learn to do. Envoy then goes off to Navea to report to the church.