Vipife

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Claw Veteran Vipife
Prime Status: Alive
Guild: Paladin
Race: Prydaen
Gender: Male
Location: Beyond the Barrier
Type: quest
Relatives: -

Appearance

You see Claw Veteran Vipife, a Prydaen Paladin.
Lean but muscular, Vipife holds himself with a wary pose. A complex cicatrix mars his short, dark fur along his neck and upper chest. Part of his tail is missing, chopped off about halfway down, while the remainder is bent at an odd angle.
He is tall for a Prydaen.
He appears to be an adult.
He is in good shape.

He is holding a long and very sharp steel spear in his left hand.
He is wearing small rawhide haversack, a few metal plates strapped to his chest and upper torso, and a leather loincloth.

Questions

ASK VIPIFE ABOUT AGEHRILOR

Vipife says, "She's cranky, but competent. A bit too overeager to prove herself. At least smart enough that she's not going to get herself killed. And since you found me, she does know how to follow instructions."

ASK VIPIFE ABOUT ESATA

Claw Veteran Vipife gets a respectful look on his face.
Vipife says, "Our matron, the lady Esata. She is very powerful, and very close to Tenemlor. You may have heard her voice from time to time. She's the one that suggested bringing you here in the first place."

ASK VIPIFE ABOUT CLAW (as a Necromancer)

Claw Veteran Vipife grumpily says, "You want to know about the Claw? Well, it's the last bit of the true Prydaen race that's left. Sorry, but your Eastern Prydaen are little more than tamed kittens now. Eating soft food, dressing in soft clothes, raised under a roof. It's not right."

He stares at you through narrowed eyes and says, "You are not personally responsible but I wonder at anyone who willingly took up the blasphemous craft you practice."

Claw Veteran Vipife clears his throat and says, "Anyway. After the last few left, we stayed behind to keep fighting Lyras. A futile battle, but one we're going to fight anyway. Because what we do will not change things for us, but it sure will a few generations down the line."

ASK VIPIFE ABOUT CONCOCTION (after making it)

Vipife frowns slightly and says, "I've already made the concoction for you. If you need another, you'll need to get me X more leaves. Ask me again to confirm."

ASK VIPIFE ABOUT CURSE

Claw Veteran Vipife cocks his head curiously while looking at you.
Vipife says, "Breaking the curse? Well, here. The Elder thinks that what happened is that when Lyras passed through the Barrier, her spirit was shredded to bits, and those bits got stuck behind. Me, I'm skeptical. I just think the land is soaked with enough rot that it'll take centuries to go away, no matter what we do. But anything is worth a shot, and if we can really get rid of the last of Lyras, it's worth grasping at straws."

ASK VIPIFE ABOUT DEGEHRI

Claw Veteran Vipife actually chuckles a bit.
Vipife says, "Actually, I like him. He's a bit of a troublemaker. And keeps mooning over Agehrilor. You'll be meeting him soon enough, I think."

ASK VIPIFE ABOUT ELDER

Claw Veteran Vipife seriously says, "The Elder is a fair but strict leader. He took charge of those who decided to stay behind and keep fighting." He pauses, looking thoughtful. "By the way. We are angry that she broke out, but there is only so much that the five of us can do against a country's worth of undead blight. And we did delay her escape as long as we could."

ASK VIPIFE ABOUT LYRAS

Claw Veteran Vipife grumpily says, "Lyras." He glares at you. "Yes, that is the name that absolutely everyone just loves asking us about, isn't it. Well, no one knows why she went crazy and decided to scour all life from absolutely everywhere. She even murdered the insects. Yes, it was that thorough. And I hear that exactly the same thing that happened here happened to the East."

She attacked, loomed menacing in the distance while her generals rampaged, the undead hoards gradually swelled, the warriors gradually tired, there were skirmishes between adventurers and the generals. Then we pulled a ridiculous and desperate god-fueled stunt to get rid of her. Sound familiar?"

ASK VIPIFE ABOUT MONSTROSITY (after completing the quest)

Vipife says, "You've gotten what I needed for the concoction. If you need more of it, just ask me."

ASK VIPIFE ABOUT SUNFELL

Claw Veteran Vipife says, "The Sunfell Hub, the easternmost of all the Hubs. It's utterly wrecked, obviously. We build it up again, the undead tear it down. Keeps happening even with the she-witch gone. Now we just leave most of it ruined. We have more important things to worry about." He pauses. "Maybe once the undead are finally gone for good we can rebuild the Hub. But it's a shambles right now."

ASK VIPIFE ABOUT TASK (after making concoction)

Vipife says, "I've finished brewing the concoction for you. All you need to do is go to the monstrosity and OPEN it. The thing should enrage and attack you, but will also get out of your way."

ASK VIPIFE ABOUT TENEMLOR

Claw Veteran Vipife peers at you and says, "I would hope that you already know who Tenemlor is."

ASK VIPIFE ABOUT UNDEAD

Claw Veteran Vipife peers at you.
Vipife says, "Undead. What is there to say about them? They're dead, except not. They die, then they get back up again."

ASK VIPIFE ABOUT VIPIFE

Claw Veteran Vipife grumbles under his breath.
Vipife says, "I'm just an old and tired soldier fighting a futile war that we've already lost. Not much else to tell."