Danger in the Dark
Explore - Chapter 5
The identities of the cardinals are a closely guarded secret of the church.
Yet Aelfric's status was disclosed in that letter. Could this signal a power struggle within the church?
Or perhaps that's what they want us to believe. Either way, we should pay close attention.
So it turns out ol' Aelfric is a cardinal, huh? Hard to imagine such an important figure getting abducted.
And whoever took him somehow knows we have the chalice.
I bet they know how to use the thing too. I doubt they just plan to decorate their mantle with it.
I was speaking with Hapi earlier, and it dawned on me that she may possess a unique Crest.
Perhaps it's linked to the Four Apostles. If so, then in the chasm... No. There isn't enough to back that up.
Hm? Oh, sorry, Professor. I need to think on this longer before sharing my theories.
We were hoping the chalice would protect Abyss, but it's the reason Aelfric got captured. That's ironic.
The people here really adore him. I'm sure they'd appreciate our help getting him back.
Then again, are we getting too involved? Maybe we should leave before we make things any worse.
Things were dicey for a bit there. Gotta say I'm relieved that no harm befell anyone in Abyss.
I've made sure that the elderly and children are hidden in their homes. They need to stay safe.
Comes naturally to me. When I say jump, my rogues jump. That's why they call me boss.
So that's the deal. People are safe for now. But I can't shake the feeling that something's just...off.
All we can do at this point is focus on the problem staring us in the face.
You ask me, we can't expect to just mosey on by, hand over the chalice, and make it out alive.
Nothing sounds better than saving Aelfric and roughing up the jerks who took him. It's just...
Well, as the Relentless King of Grappling, I'll be fine. But I'm worried about the others.
Might I have a word? It concerns the blackguards who abducted Aelfric.
I alluded to it before, but I sincerely believe there is a spy in Abyss.
Yuri is exceedingly devoted to his friends, but there are times that he can be a bit too trusting.
Hey, you. Listen up. I've got something to report. And it's me. I...I'm a failure. A farce. An insult to the noble title of Abysskeeper.
Master Aelfric's done so much for me. I wanted to pay him back one day, but instead...I let this happen.
I'll never make this up to him. Ugh! I'm disgusted with myself! Don't look at me—I'm a monster.
Aelfric is a prominent figure in the church.
If the archbishop hears what happened, she might send the Knights of Seiros.
That'd make things complicated. Folks down here don't trust 'em.
I have seen nothing. I have been here in this place, where I always am.
You cannot think it was me who did something. I am full of innocence!