NeoQuest II: Non-Player Characters
Non-Player characters are those characters that you can't play as - they mainly talk or trade with you, or give quests.
|Count von Roo|
Castle of Count Von Roo, Level 2 (View Map) (Act 2)
"I'd thank you, but I'm an evil, blood-sucking fiend."
Abilities: talk, quest
|Count von Roo says, "Ah! I must thank you for destroying that vile beast Meuka. He's been dripping slime all over my castle. But now that he's defeated, I've been able to reopen the portal behind me, that lets me quickly leave the castle. Normally that filthy creature would be no match for my power, but he had been given some powerful magical energy that kept me trapped here."|
You say, "We came from the town to the west, Shadow Gulch. They said you cast a spell to make the sun stay up."
Count von Roo says, "Well, the first thing you should know is that I did not make the sun stay up. I was casting a counterspell, to try and prevent the sun from being locked into the sky! The spell was being cast by a powerful triumvirate, from deeper within the Haunted Woods. You may not believe me, but it's true: Spider Grundo, Balthazar, and Hubrid Nox were all working together to cast the spell! Their combined powers were too strong for me, though, and my counterspell failed."
You say, "That's impossible. Those three would never work together."
Count von Roo says, "Nonetheless, I saw them with my own eyes performing the spell. They were standing in a circle, deeper within the forest. I had to get far enough away to try to cast my own counterspell, but it was too late. The sun is frozen in the sky, now, and I can't go outside. If I could, I'd go beat the stuffing out of those three!"
You say, "We'll try to find out what happened."
Count von Roo says, "I'd thank you, but I'm an evil, blood-sucking fiend. However it is probably as much in your interest as it is in mine for the sun to go down each day... so be it. Spider Grundo's cave is to the east, in the Stenchful Swamp. He is probably the nearest to here. If you can find Balthazar and Hubrid Nox as well, they may have more answers. You may use the teleporter behind me to exit my castle. Now begone!"