Cadence Child

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Cadence Child is a random event where a man asks if there is any hope for his daughter who wandered into the Corruption.

Outcome summary[edit | edit source]

Choice Time Chance Outcome
Send a Sagewright 2 years 0% or 50% Fringe Science: Sagewright does not return to the guild, but research is hastened by 25%.
50% or 100% From Corruption with Love: Sagewright does not return to the guild.
Send a hero 2 years 50% Our Purpose: Hero returns Patriotic.
50% Not Qualified for This: Hero returns Nervous.
Tell him there's no hope 2 years 0% or 50% The Best Policy: Corruption decreases in a random region.
0% or 50% A Bender to Remember: Corruption increases in a random region.

The "Fringe Science" outcome can only occur if there is ongoing research at the end of the two years; otherwise, the "From Corruption With Love" outcome is guaranteed.

"The Best Policy" can only happen if there is a remaining region with corruption when it triggers; otherwise, nothing happens if that outcome was randomly selected.

"A Bender to Remember" can only happen if there is at least one region not lost to corruption when it triggers; otherwise, nothing happens if that outcome was randomly selected.

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Cadence Child

A distraught man comes to you and begins by saying that his family lives near the corruption line. "I was playing outside with my children recently when my daughter yells out that that she sees something in the curdle-- ah, her word for the corruption. Before I could stop her, she ran into it and... I watched her age into dust. Now I... accept what happened, but these are strange days we're in so I have to ask, is there any hope for her?"

  • "I don't know, but I'll send Sagewright name, one of my Sagewrights, to investigate."
  • "I don't know, but I'll send hero first name, one of my heroes, to investigate."
  • "No. I'm afraid not."

The Sagewright will be randomly selected from all Sagewrights, while the hero will be selected from those in the retinue that are not Patriotic or Nervous. If there are no Sagewrights or heroes meeting those criteria, this event will not trigger.

Send a Sagewright[edit | edit source]

Relief Mission

The man is extremely grateful! "Oh thank you, thank you so much! That's far more than I ever expected and I promise I won't inconvenience you for long. It's not like I don't know she might be... I just want to be sure." As he leaves the Capital with Sagewright name, you hope they find some good news.

Sagewright name has left the Sagewright's Guild.

The outcome will not occur for another two years.

Outcomes[edit | edit source]

There are two possible outcomes. If research is ongoing at the end of the two years, both outcomes are equally likely. Otherwise, the "From Corruption With Love" outcome is guaranteed,

Fringe Science

A weary Sagewright name has returned with news from the corruption line! "There were no traces of the man's daughter. I tried everything, but..." The Sagewright's eyes lose their focus. "I'm sorry, I don't think I'll be able to perform my duties sufficiently after spending all that time with the father. His sorrow... affected me more than I expected. I can give you what I found over there. It may help with our research, but after that I'm heading somewhere quiet. With a stocked bar."

Sagewright name has been lost and our current research has been hastened by 25%.

From Corruption with Love

A letter has arrived from the corruption line bearing Sagewright name's signature! "I'll be quick: I've fallen in love. It's something I never expected to happen, especially after you appointed me to the Sagewrights, but for once I'm glad to be wrong. I hope you'll understand and I wish I could at least help you with the Cadence, but there's nothing to learn out here. The girl died instantly when she touched the corruption, that's it. Good luck saving the nation. We're rooting for you."

Sagewright name has been lost.

Send a hero[edit | edit source]

Relief Mission

The man is extremely grateful! "Oh thank you, thank you so much! That's far more than I ever expected and I promise I won't inconvenience you for long. It's not like I don't know she might be... I just want to be sure." As he leaves the Capital with /VAR_3/, you hope they find some good news.

hero first name has left your retinue

The outcome will not occur for another two years.

Outcomes[edit | edit source]

There are two possible outcomes, both equally likely.

Our Purpose

hero first name has returned with news from the corruption line! "I tried my best, but I didn't see any way the daughter could've survived. The father took took it about as well you'd expect. but I stayed with him for a few extra weeks to make sure he landed on his feet." /VAR_3/'s eyes harden. "This is why we're fighting. To prevent disasters like that from happening again."

hero first name has returned and gained the Patriotic personality.

Not Qualified for This

hero first name has returned with news from the corruption line! "There was no chance that the daughter survived her accident. I can't give you an explanation, but I could at least tell that much while I was out there, and so could the father. When I told him she was gone, he even..." hero first name's eyes grow unfocused for a few seconds. "Never mind. It's over. I just want to get back to fighting things, please."

hero first name has returned and gained the Nervous personality.

Tell him there's no hope[edit | edit source]

The Hard Truth

The man tries to remain steady, but your words make his knees buckle and he slumps to the ground. "Sorry. I just can't seem to... Blast it." As he stands back up, he can't meet your gaze. "Thank you for your time. And your honesty." The man quietly makes his way out of the throne room without a second look back.

The outcome will not occur for another two years. Unlike the other choices, this is not displayed as an upcoming event.

Outcomes[edit | edit source]

There are two possible outcomes, both equally likely.

The Best Policy

A message has arrived from a community leader in region name! It seems that after you encountered the man whose daughter fell into the corruption, he travelled throughout the entire region telling people about what you had said. He was thankful for your honesty and because of it, he started a safety program to better inform parents and children of the perils of living near the Cadence. Apparently they've saved over a hundred lives already!

Corruption has decreased in region name.

If this outcome is selected randomly, but there are no remaining regions with corruption when it triggers, nothing happens. Otherwise, a random region with corruption is affected.

A Bender to Remember

A message has arrived from a community leader in region name! It seems that after you encountered the man whose daughter fell into the corruption, he began an epic bar crawl through every town in the region. It was a disgraceful ordeal, but because of the man's tragic circumstances, nobody had the heart to stop him until it was too late. He accidentally drowned two nights ago and the news has spread so quickly that it feels like the whole region is in a state of depression.

Corruption has increased in region name.

If this outcome is selected randomly, but there are no regions not lost to corruption when it triggers, nothing happens. Otherwise, a random outer region is affected.