===================================================== Guild Quest: Journalistic Pursuit ===================================================== A journalist wants to go down to Ragol. Client: Nol, Journalist Quest: It's my duty to report what's on Ragol. Take me with you. Reward: 1200 Meseta Nol - Are you a [CLASS]? Hi, I'm Nol Rinale, a journalist. Have you seen the online news on Pioneer 2? That's my job. Oh, don't worry about these clothes. I seek the truth. And I want to be able to let everyone know the truth. Information is controlled by the government. We journalists are just given information to broadcast to the public. A long time ago, there was "newspaper" media. It was a daily report of the truth that journalists collected. I envy the old days. I know there's a way to Ragol via a transporter. Access is restricted. No, I don't want to disclose it. I just want to go to Ragol. What is Ragol like? Was there really an explosion? Does Pioneer 1 exist at all? I want to see the truth with my own eyes. Please go with me. The government wants to restrict the media. They try to monitor us. That's the reason why I'm wearing these clothes... a disguise. But I don't know how to fight battles! It's your job to guard me! Got it? Well, first, I want to check the Central Dome out. Please take me around the Central Dome. Soldier in Town - A journalist is working around here without permission. This area is restricted. [NAME], please let us know if you see a suspicious person. [Transport down to Forest 1] Nol - I'd never have guessed! The native animals on Ragol are vicious! - This is the residential area, isn't it? This area here? What happened to the people living here? What are these animals? - There were rumors that a huge explosion occurred, but there's no marks. Something's weird here. [Transport to Forest 2] Nol - It's scary... Don't you think so? The people on Pioneer 1 must have started to settle down here. But we haven't met anyone yet. Nobody lives here now! - Hey, look! Can you see that input device for weather observation? If it works, perhaps we can access the main computer here! - (...breath...) I came here to discover the truth, but... but... I'm confused... - Central Dome...! If there was an explosion, why aren't there any signs? A lot of people were living there! What happened to them? Was everybody... involved in the accident...? All of them...? [Examine input device for weather observation.] Nol - Does it still work? Computer - "Accessing Pioneer 1..." "Access denied." Nol - It works, but we can't enter the main computer of Pioneer 1 with it. How about local data? ...... ...... ...... Everything was working OK until IT happened. Every log ends at the same exact time. [Examine computer again] Computer - "Accessing computer..." "Access denied." Nol - ...... Hey, [NAME]... That's enough. Your job is complete. Why? Well... because... I think I saw the truth. I saw a lot of monsters. No marks of an explosion. No survivors. I wanted to report the truth to Pioneer 2, but I changed my mind. I'm pretty frightened now. I'm scared. People on Pioneer 2 already feel uneasy about the situation. I don't want to give them any more anxieties. Maybe something's hidden ahead. I don't think I should find out... I'm too scared to know. That's why I decided to stop here. It's all over. Can you bring me back to Pioneer 2? [Non-quest related lines] Nol - Thanks. [when healed] - I'm dead! [when slain] [Transport back to Pioneer 2] Nol - I think it's a good time to call it quits now. I must return to the residential area before they find us. I really appreciate you helping me out. Don't forget to visit the counter at the Hunter's Guild. Soldier in Town - A journalist is working around here without permission. This area is restricted. [NAME], please let us know if you see a suspicious person. But personally, I'd like to know what's happening on Ragol. Narrator - You've been awarded 1200 Meseta.
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