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Although matters in Wycome seem better than before, with the sudden departure of Duke Antoine's Tevinter advisor, I confess that the nobles are now in quite a state. They are very passionate in their opinions and act like a drunkard shaking in want of his spirits.
I have heard talk of the nobles putting their cares aside and indulging in some youthful sport. The local townsfolk are likely not up to such competition, and I fear the presence of our Inquisition soldiers might lead to silliness on all sides. Were the Dalish outside Wycome invited to join in—perhaps by a clever jester—the match might be more sporting.
Yours, Lady Guinevere Volant
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Josephine - N/A Edit
Not participating in this mission.
Leliana - 6:24:00 Edit
Josephine's diplomat warned against a large force. Let me get the Dalish into the city, as she suggested. They can take the nobles by surprise.
Josephine's diplomat makes it clear that the nobles have gone mad. They will kill the Inquisitor's clan unless we send forces to quell them.
The city is safe, at least for the time being. Keeper Istimaethoriel entered the city with a contingent of Dalish elves and used magic to alleviate the effects of lyrium withdrawal for many of the city's victims.
Unfortunately, her actions caused some of the more maddened nobles to attack. Duke Antoine gave his life protecting Istimaethoriel from his own nobles, and most of the remaining nobles of Wycome are either dead or have fled the city. For what it is worth, almost all merchants and laborers in the city saw that the Dalish were attempting to help, and banded with them to fight against the madness that had taken their nobility.
I have heard that some remaining nobles are spreading lies in other Marcher cities, claiming that the Dalish attacked and poisoned the rulers. For now, however, the Dalish are seen as heroes in Wycome. They remain in the city, uncertain of what to do next.
Our forces marched upon Wycome, but even with many of the town's soldiers weakened by the sickening effects of the red lyrium, they had a significant standing army. They refused to listen to reason, and when we attempted to enter, they attacked. In the fighting, Duke Antoine was slain, along with many of Wycome's nobles. Fires started by the battle spread throughout much of the city, costing the lives of many citizens.
As the city fell into madness, we were forced to retreat. The remaining forces of Wycome did not pursue us, but fell upon Clan Lavellan in their rage. I regret to inform you that the Dalish clan was entirely destroyed.
I recommend the Inquisition withdraw from the area. While reports of our activities are scattered and contradictory, it can only hurt the Inquisition's reputation to continue making enemies in the Free Marches.
Lieutenant Rozellene Chambreterre
- Gold (100-170)
- 25 influence
- Unlocks Protect Clan Lavellan and Wycome operation.
- 60 Influence