Deckard Cain (flavor text)

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Upon meeting:

Deckard Cain
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You meet a very old, very wise man. He greets you with a warm "Hello friend!" and offers you a seat by the fire.

You soon find out that this old man isn't a hobo with plans to roofie you. (Maybe next time. One can hope, right?) In fact, his stories are quite interesting! If you would just stay a while and listen, you might learn something!

Sooo... shall we stay a while?

[Yes][No]

Upon saying no at any point:

Leave
You decide to leave. You can't listen to these stories forever!

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Upon saying yes:

Stay
You decide to stay. This guy tells awesome stories!

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Next Turn:

Epic Story Time!
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You have been listening to Cain's awesome stories about angels and demons, kings and beasts! It's been awesome! In fact, it's even been useful! You've learned the x and y feats!

Question is... do you want to stay a little longer? Who knows what you might learn!

[Yes][No]

Upon saying yes:

Stay
You decide to stay. These stories are amazing!

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Next Turn:

Epic Story Time!
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You have been listening to Cain's awesome stories about the eternal war, trade princes of the east and swamp monsters of the west! You're having an awesome time! In fact, it's even been useful! You've learned the x and y feats!

Question is... do you want to stay a little longer? You've got a feeling the best is yet to come!

[Yes][No]

Upon saying yes:

Stay
You decide to stay. These stories are only getting better!

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Next Turn:

Legendary Story Time!
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You have been listening to Cain's awesome stories for absolute ages! You've learned the x, y and z feats and managed to even learn the 'Ni!' skill!

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Awesome! This has definitely been enough story time for now tho. You thank Cain for sharing his wisdom with you and continue on your way.

[Yes][No]

If you already know every feat and choose to stay:

Ugh, That Story Again?
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Man, you've been listening to this guy for quite a while, but it's becoming repetitive. You already know all this shit! Sorry Cain, but it is time for this adventurer to actually DO something!

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Upon showing Deckard a (Decolored) Decursed Cat Collar:

Identify!
You show Deckard Cain your (Decolored) Decursed Cat Collar and for the first time in forever, the old man seems to be without words. For about 10 seconds.

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Why... what you have here is something very unique, my friend. This collar mixes magic from this realm... with the magic of another. You see, I have long suspected that there is something off about this realm. It seems to be very well-crafted, but... it is not quite real. Stay a while and listen, and I will explain to you what I know."

"I myself come from the realm of Sanctuary. I have all the memories and knowledge of Sanctuary. As such, I also know how to recognize illusions. And as much as it frightens me, I've found signs of this everywhere I look... Even on myself..."

Cain takes a deep breath and gazes into the fire. The fire crackles as sparks erratically float upwards into the cloudless sky.

"It isn't a very comforting thought that perhaps even I myself might be a construct. A mere instrument in a grand design. I guess we always are. But in this case, I fear my creator isn't a benevolent force."

Cain pokes the fire with his cane, causing it to roar. The bright flames cast eerie shadows against the trees surrounding the campfire.

"I require more time to think... and study. But something deep inside of me tells me I will not have this time. As if time has been locked. And to break the cycle, a force must be gathered that neither I nor you currently comprehend."

"There is one bright spot, adventurer. Whoever conjured this grand illusion is not all-powerful. The flaws of their work may yet be their undoing. When the slightest crack shows... be swift to strike! Break yourself free from this chain and find out the truth."

You stare into the fire as Cain pokes it again. You're not quite sure what to make of the wise man's words yet. You have so many unanswered questions. You turn your head to ask them but... Cain seems to have faded away into nothingness. Does that mean his suspicions were true? Did this dark master overhear him and remove him from his grand illusion? Damn it! How will you ever find out?

And you didn't even learn any new feats!

Shit.

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