Chapter Five: The Goddess & The Heroine
Their minds are set. Maven and Jarvis started the final journey to the ruins of the fabled Shka’lash, the Frozen Palace in Val’shka Empire.
The perilous journey in winter and the obscurity of the place (because it was covered in snow) almost caused Maven to get lost. Later, after giving their ration to an old, starving poacher near the area, the poacher guided them to the entrance before he vanished (kyaaa! Ghost!?).
And then, Maven & Jarvis got into the citadel ruins and encountered many monsters, puzzles and traps and a maze like no other (map will be enclosed). They would also trapped and got to get out of them.
Nearing the center, Maven & Jarvis caught up with Olivia & Reyl, who are surprised to see them.
A) Be (half) honest that Maven & Jarvis also seek the rumored treasure in Val’shka, so they followed Olivia to compete or help them in getting that treasure that worth a fortune. – Jump revelation
B) Accuse Olivia directly that she was Val’shka’s host – Jump reylwrath
C) Attack Olivia head-on – Olivia attacked Maven, the Blizzard spell is too strong that killed our heroine (GAME OVER)
Reyl got angry of that accusation. He insisted that Olivia is NOT possessed and warned Maven not to create dispute and strife between he and his sweetheart – or suffer the consequences. Maven, on seeing the shadow of Reyl’s berserk face behind him just realized that his brain has been twisted, so, in order to save the man she loved, Maven apologized to Reyl & Olivia – Jump revelation
Unexpectedly, Olivia said that she believed Maven and Jarvis and invited them to help in the hunt (and share equally as the treasure worth more than enough for the four of them).
And then, the people got into the center of the palace ruins, where they saw the body of the Ice Goddess, Frei Val’shka encased in a great, ice coffin. At this point, Olivia admitted that she shared her body with Val’shka as a result of an accident in a necromancy practice, which she regarded as a blessing in disguise.
She quickly put a dagger on Reyl’s throat and threatened Maven and Jarvis to let her retrieve the tiara. Reyl protested that Olivia has been deceiving him all this time, and has been meddling with his mind. Olivia said if she became Queen of the World, she would name Reyl as King Consort – and Reyl just spat on her face as answer.
Maven got her bow and arrows ready, and so is Jarvis with his lance. Reyl told her to take the shot. Better him dead than the whole world in Val’shka’s rule again. Now it’s Maven’s decision.
A) Take the shot – Jump lastshot:
B) Tell Olivia that Maven will help her fulfill her ambition – Jump tactic:
C) Can’t do anything/Hesitate. Olivia was too strong – Jump oliviawins:
D) “Challenged” Olivia for the right to be Val’shka’s host – Jump realending:
Maven shot extra quickly before Olivia knew it, killing her instantly. Reyl pushed the dagger away, his life is saved. Maven then lived happily ever after with Reyl and Jarvis became a priest, but Maven had regrets. She should’ve saved Olivia’s life too, but Reyl assured her that it was nobody’s fault. It was okay. Maybe there was a better way, but it was still a (GOOD ENDING).
Maven said that she would help Olivia fulfill her ambition. Reyl & Jarvis understood that and played along. “Good, the four of us will rule the world together.” Olivia unsealed the ice coffin, but at a split second Maven used her pickpocket skill to snatch the tiara from Val’shka’s head and tossed it into the chasm below. Olivia was going after it but Reyl & Jarvis held her back, knocking her off by hitting her knockout point on the back of her neck. Val’shka’s spirit left Olivia’s body and got towards the tiara, and both were lost into the abyss. Soon hereafter, Reyl & Olivia were together, and Maven took her leave to continue her life of adventure with her true soulmate, Jarvis. The good guys were saved and live happily ever after, which is a typical (PERFECT ENDING).
Maven and Jarvis only watched as Olivia unsealed Val’shka from her tomb. The three heroes confronted Oliva – Val’shka, but the Ice Goddess was too damn strong for the three heroes without great skills altogether. Val’shka killed them all and began her reign of terror (BAD ENDING).
An one-on-one duel without any outside support (including Val’shka) between Maven vs Olivia ensued. Eventually Maven defeated Olivia and Val’shka’s spirit possessed Maven through dagger contact with Olivia. The spirit told Maven to kill Olivia, Reyl and Jarvis, and began to control Maven’s mind, but with the last ounce of conscience, she jumped into the chasm!
Val’shka’s threat was averted for centuries to come. Reyl, Olivia and Jarvis were grieved upon Maven’s sacrifice, and told the tale of her bravery and heroism to people in the wide world.
Maven has become a legend, and Parthenian scientists used her name, changing the name of the 2nd planet from the sun into Marvella, to commemorate this great hero.
(MAIN PLOT – REAL ENDING)