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Who will face the half-remembered horrors of their past?
~ -The Academic
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The Shrine of Reflection is a node location in Darkest Dungeon 2. Found randomly on the map, their main function is to unlock new abilities for the heroes and reveal their past to the player. When entering the location, the player must choose one of the 4 heroes to start. Heroes can all access to 6 skills over 5 Chapters in The Shrine of Reflection.

Some of the nodes will present a short narration of the history of the hero while others will present a small mini-game in the form of combat where it must be successfully completed in order to unlock the skills.

Portraits-plaguedoctorPlague Doctor

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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter One: The Good Student

Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Two: Head of the Class

Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Three: Extra Credit

Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Four: Failing Grade

Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Five: Do No Harm

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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter One: The Good Student

🔸Unlocks Dd2 ability emboldeningvapours Emboldening Vapours

Brilliant and bold, her unconventional theories created nothing short of a scandal in her fourth year. The mocking whispers and scornful glares of her peers and professors had an ironically invigorated effect upon her 'extracurricular experiments.' The mysteries of the human body - of life and death itself - hovered just above her scalpel's reach... If only she could acquire a corpse of sufficient freshness.
~ The Academic
The jeers, the whispers... they pushed me deep into my studies.
~ The Plague Doctor

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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Two: Head of the Class

🔸Objective: Disprove The Professor

🔸Unlocks Dd2 ability plaguegrenade Plague Grenade

Her professor was a relic, hacking and wheezing his way through a hopelessly conventional curriculum!
~ The Academic
She delighted in the combative debate, and, behind her bookish glasses, reveled in their outrage and confusion.
~ The Academic
I was the smartest, but wisdom was not on the syllabus.
~ The Plague Doctor
Solution
When Professor uses Lecture
• Use Review Notes Dd2 story skill check notes
When Professor uses Conclussion
• Use Heated Rebuttal Dd2 story skill rebuttal

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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Three: Extra Credit

🔸Unlocks Dd2 ability indiscriminatescience Indiscriminate Science

By the second semester, her research was at a critical point. And regular supply raids of the University laboratories had become necessary. During one such expedition, she stumbled upon her professor, awkwardly slumped over his podium, a bloody kerchief on the floor. Here, then, was her ideal cadaver, her long-awaited opportunity. And she would not waste it.
~ The Academic
Ostracized, I had to prove myself, no matter the cost.
~ The Plague Doctor

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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Four: Failing Grade

🔸Objective: Stabilize The Patient

🔸Unlocks Dd2 ability causeofdeath Cause of Death

Success! Vindication. The human machine, restored to action!
~ The Academic
The shrieking was horrible, but the silence that followed... was even worse.
~ The Academic
I could not say if it was madness, revenge, or naked ambition.
~ The Plague Doctor
Solution
Impossible to Lose
• Use Stab Dd2 story skill scalpel stab to finish off Reanimated Professor

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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Five: Do No Harm

🔸Unlocks Dd2 ability disorientingblast Disorienting Blast and Dd2 ability magnesiumrain Magnesium Rain

Disposal of the body was a procedural affair, a carboy of acid would dissolve the thing, and no evidence would remain. In the weeks that followed, however, she found herself unable to focus, instead sitting motionless at her desk, paralyzed by the ceaseless wailing that reverberated in her mind.
~ The Academic
Those screams will never leave me.
~ The Plague Doctor
 
 

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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter One: Luxury's Lap

Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Two: Night Cap

Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Three: Embarrassment of Riches

Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Four: Filthy Rich

Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Five: The Afterparty

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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter One: Luxury's Lap

🔸Unlocks Dd2 ability deadofnight Dead of Night

Born into money, and married into more, she spent her days on horseback and her evenings in the ballroom. She was the object of her husband's boorish lust and drunken temper, placating his worst tendencies with a veneer of gracious deference. All the while, indulging murderous fantasies of freedom... and the fortune that would soon be hers.
~ The Academic
Tradition drove us into each other's arms. Or estates, rather.
~ The Runaway

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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Two: Night Cap

🔸Objective: Enough Is Enough!

🔸Unlocks Dd2 ability repartee Repartee

What did Fate expect as She flogged me towards a vindictive action?
~ The Grave Robber
Night after night of disrespect and abuse - enough was enough.
~ The Academic
She listened, smirking, as his empty apologies came in desperate, choking gags...
~ The Academic

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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Three: Embarrassment of Riches

🔸Unlocks Dd2 ability lunge Lunge

Years of decadence and financial mismanagement had left the estate in staggering debt. Humiliated and facing eviction, she wandered the empty halls, hurling inebriated indignities at the portrait of the deceased, whose hand had rested so possessively upon her shoulder. A gleam of gold on that painted paw reminded her that his rings were unaccounted for... and must have been buried with him.
~ The Academic
I cannot say I recommend impulsive murder. Always make a plan, love.
~ The Grave Robber

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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Four: Filthy Rich

🔸Objective: Loot Your Husband's Tomb

🔸Unlocks Dd2 ability shadowfade Shadow Fade

He meant to leave me as a pauper or a corpse eventually. I'm certain.
~ The Grave Robber
To preserve her social standing, she would pilfer the rings from his fingers - the gold from his teeth!
~ The Academic
She was awash in exhilaration, the glint in her eyes outshining the fistful of ill-gotten gains.
~ The Academic

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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Five: The Afterparty

🔸Unlocks Dd2 ability pirouette Pirouette and Dd2 ability glintinthedark Glint in the Dark

Armed officials dispatched to oversee the eviction were shocked to find the front doors of the manor listlessly ajar. The lavish carpets were lousy with dirt and leaves. A heap of heirlooms gleamed on the ballroom floor - rings and broaches in a careless pile. The lady of the manor, however... was nowhere to be found.
~ The Academic
What use have the dead for such trinkets and baubles?
~ The Grave Robber
 
 

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Dd2 highwayman portrait cropped - Feather Edge

Shrine Bullet Point Chapter One: Freedom

Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Two: Laying Low

Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Three: One Last Job

Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Four: Highway Robbery

Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Five: Shackled


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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter One: Freedom

🔸Objective: Defeat The Guards to Escape

🔸Unlocks Dd2 ability pointblankshot Point Blank Shot

Walls will never again hold me.
~ The Highwayman
A prison riot! A fleeting chance to escape incarceration!
~ The Academic
He would be a fugitive, a hunted man, but a free one nonetheless...
~ The Academic

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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Two: Laying Low

🔸Unlocks Dd2 ability openvein Open Vein

Harried by a pursuing garrison, he took refuge in the foetid canals of the city. Concealment took its toll, and soon he began to see himself in the furtive, scurrying pests that formed an unfortunate portion of his meager diet. Freedom, once so fondly imagined, had become a vortex of degradation.
~ The Academic
Freedom was nothing like what I'd hoped for.
~ The Highwayman

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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Three: One Last Job

🔸Unlocks Dd2 ability highwayrobbery Highway Robbery

He was sick and starving. And in desperation, offered his expertise to an unscrupulous malefactor. Shackled once more to an unsavory task by an advance of gold, he lined his belly, girded himself, and prepared for One. Final. Heist.
~ The Academic
Can't teach an old dog new tricks.
~ The Highwayman

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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Four: Highway Robbery

🔸Objective: Rob The Coach

🔸Unlocks Dd2 ability grapeshotblast Grapeshot Blast

I was desperate...! I had to!
~ The Highwayman
The stagecoach arrived, and he set himself to the business of bloodshed and robbery!
~ The Academic
He fulfilled his obligations with exceptional lethality, but his grim satisfaction would prove short-lived...
~ The Academic

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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Five: Shackled

🔸Unlocks Dd2 ability doublecross Double Cross and Dd2 ability doubletap Double Tap

The lifeless bodies of a woman and child, horribly mutilated by errant gunfire, stared spectrally through the remnants of the coach door. Arrested by the ghoulish sight, he felt the cold chains of remorse tighten around his heart. Guilt was a pursuer he could never outrun, a prison he would never escape.
~ The Academic
Regret binds fiercer than any manacles.
~ The Highwayman
 
 

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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter One: A Premature Promotion

Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Two: A Leader of Men

Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Three: One Eye Open

Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Four: Ghosts of the Past

Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Five: In the Trenches


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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter One: A Premature Promotion

🔸Unlocks Dd2 ability bellow Bellow

The politics of a military career are perhaps as treacherous as war itself. Though untested in combat, his acumen for advancement was unmatched. Through a dubious campaign of influence and intimidation, he had at last claimed a coveted command, and was eager to bask in the glory of the victories that were sure to come.
~ The Academic
My ambition outflanked my fellow officers at soirees and mock skirmishes.
~ The Man-at-Arms

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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Two: A Leader of Men

🔸Objective: Onward To Glory!
🔸Unlocks Dd2 ability standfast Stand Fast

Clever repartee and a poison tongue meant nothing on the battlefield.
~ The Man-at-Arms
Behold the conquering General, marching his men to victory!
~ The Academic
A rout, massacre... a complete and total failure of command.
~ The Academic

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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Three: One Eye Open

🔸Unlocks Dd2 ability retribution Retribution

Every night, the men of his regiment would interrupt his fitful convalescence. Mutilated and maimed, the spectral garrison clawed at his bedcovers, whispering hateful truths in his ears. The exhausted attendants in the field hospital would wake to the sound of panicked screaming and inglorious sobs. It was not the war that had taken his eye. It was pride.
~ The Academic
Were they dreams or did I truly see scratches on my arms in the morning?
~ The Man-at-Arms

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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Four: Ghosts of the Past

🔸Objective: Honour The Fallen
🔸Unlocks Dd2 ability courageousabandon Courageous Abandon

I knew what waited for me back there, but I had no rank and they deserved rest.
~ The Man-at-Arms
Demoted and disgraced, he returned to the battlefield, ready to endure the wrath of his regiment and grant them some small peace.
~ The Academic
At last, he would sleep undisturbed, and perhaps find some comfort in that murky abyss of dreamless wonder.
~ The Academic

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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Five: In the Trenches

🔸Unlocks Dd2 ability command Command and Dd2 ability strategicwithdrawal Strategic Withdrawal

He resolved to spend his remaining years seeking atonement in the trenches of bloody battlefields the world over. For him, there could be no respite from the horrors of war. And when, at last, he was struck down, he would die alone and unremembered. Surely he deserved no better.
~ The Academic
Someday, on some forgotten front, I'll spell contrition with my blood.
~ The Man-at-Arms
 
 

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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter One: The Eve of Glory

Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Two: The Brave

Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Three: Night in the Woods

Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Four: Shame and Exile

Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Five: The Great Emptiness


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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter One: The Eve of Glory

🔸Unlocks Dd2 ability bleedout Bleed Out

She was young to join the warband, but any who challenged her readiness were met with clenched fists and violent indignation. Having bloodied that last of her detractors, the matter was considered finally settled. On the eve battle, she joined her clanmates in raucous celebration, her stein and her spirits overflowing with abundance.
~ The Academic

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I was too young. Too loud... too certain...
~ The Hellion

Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Two: The Brave

🔸Objective: Prove Yourself!

🔸Unlocks Dd2 ability bloodlust Bloodlust

The invaders came. And with them came countless fears.
~ The Hellion
She was the tip of the spear - poised to sunder the enemy line, to live forever in the songs of her people!
~ The Academic
Her entire life spent in preparation, but when it had mattered most... she had failed.
~ The Academic

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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Three: Night in the Woods

🔸Unlocks Dd2 ability rauciousrevelry Raucous Revelry

As the advancing army moved on, she huddled tightly in the tree's clammy roots, hoping to be somehow swallowed up into the earth. At dawn, she woke tormented by the exuberant cries of carrion crows, come to feast upon the corpses of her kin. When at last she stirred, the scavengers took flight, repulsed by sight of this undeserving revenant.
~ The Academic
I had no more courage than the buzzards feasting on my failure.
~ The Hellion

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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Four: Shame and Exile

🔸Objective: Apologize to 10 Widows

🔸Unlocks Dd2 ability breakthrough Breakthrough

I had survived and I reminded them of those who had not.
~ The Hellion
She had shunned a warrior's death, and her cowardice would be impugned!
~ The Academic
They cast her out. An exile - unwelcome, and unsung.
~ The Academic

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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Five: The Great Emptiness

🔸Unlocks Dd2 ability adrenalinerush Adrenaline Rush and Dd2 ability howlingend Howling End

Alone and untethered, she wandered the countryside fighting for sport, and soaking her wounds in wine. She sought death at every turn, desperate for a second chance to prove her mettle, but it seemed even that terrible wraith that forsaken her. Her isolation was absolute, her shame barely concealed by a fragile façade of fearlessness.
~ The Academic
It is said that even Death shuns cowards and fools.
~ The Hellion
 
 

Portraits-runaway Runaway

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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter One: The Pigs of Saint Martha's

Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Two: Beloved

Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Three: Drawn to the Flame

Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Four: Burnt Offering

Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Five: Ashes


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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter One: The Pigs of Saint Martha's

🔸Objective: Steal The 2 Keys And Escape

🔸Unlocks Dd2 ability ransack Ransack

Her pious caretakers had marked her for the last time... Tonight, she would escape their cruelty at last.
~ The Academic
She ran blindly into the rain, the squeals of the pursuing Sisters lost in the howling wind.
~ The Academic
I only felt the pain from the brand the first time.
~ The Runaway

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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Two: Beloved

🔸Unlocks Dd2 ability cauterize Cauterize

Good fortune is a rare and wondrous thing. She straggled from place to place, drenched and hungry, until a kindly woodsman and his wife happened upon her. Childless themselves, they welcomed her into their home, where she warmed herself in the glow of their hearth and hearts.
~ The Academic
My painful memories hid from the warmth of their love.
~ The Runaway

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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Three: Drawn to the Flame

🔸Unlocks Dd2 ability controlledburn Controlled Burn

She would stay up long into the night, tending the fire. Captivated by its shifting hues, she thrilled to the eerie dance of spark and ember, running her fingers absentmindedly over the scars that patterned her arm. The hearthlight seemed somehow alive, and in these private moments, she yearned to reach out and be touched once against by its searing embrace.
~ The Academic
How could this thing that warmed us on cold nights be terrible?
~ The Runaway

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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Four: Burnt Offering

🔸Objective: Play With Fire

🔸Unlocks Dd2 ability dragonfly Dragonfly

If I made the fire my friend, it couldn't hurt me anymore.
~ The Runaway
An accident, but surely there was time to contain the flames!
~ The Academic
The walls were alight! There was no stopping it now...
~ The Academic

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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Five: Ashes

🔸Unlocks Dd2 ability firestarter Firestarter and Dd2 ability backdraft Backdraft

She stood in the center of the inferno, transfixed by its swirling, kaleidoscopic beauty... Her rapturous fixation was cut short by a heavy beam falling from the ceiling, blocking the door. Panicked, she dove headlong through a window as the cabin bloomed into a pyre. Heaped upon the wet grass, she heard the screams of her adoptive parents... trapped and burning in their bedroom.
~ The Academic
Fire itself is not evil. It can't choose what it devours...
~ The Runaway
 
 

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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter One: Some Strange Melody

Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Two: Music of the Night

Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Three: Play to the Crowd

Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Four: A Dark Song

Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Five: Finale


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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter One: Some Strange Melody

🔸Unlocks Dd2 ability playout Play Out

He was a layabout without aspiration or purpose, content to loiter on street corners languidly busking for passersby. Roughly ushered from the bustling commercial blocks, he wandered the forgotten corners of the city. An intoxicating melody drifted over a nearby cemetery wall, and he stumbled deliriously amongst the tombstones in search of the performer...
~ The Academic
The accursed melody was a trap beyond all cunning
~ The Jester

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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Two: Music of the Night

🔸Objective: Win The Duel

🔸Unlocks Dd2 ability harvest Harvest
Hint:

This is the order by which the player should use their skills to complete this Hero Shrine:

  • Round 1: Violinist (Verse), Jester (Chorus)
  • Round 2: Violinist (Verse), Jester (Chorus)
  • Round 3: Violinist (Break), Jester (Bridge)
  • Round 4: Violinist (Missteps), Jester (Solo)
  • Round 5: Violinist (Chorus), Jester (Verse)
  • Round 6: Violinist (Chorus), Jester (Verse)
  • Round 7: Violinist (Solo), Jester (Finale)
The song found ambition buried dead in my heart and made it dance...
~ The Jester
He could learn this unearthly hymn... and claim it as his own!
~ The Academic
Ambition, so long dormant within him, had been roused. He delighted in fantasies of fame, renown... and respect.
~ The Academic

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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Three: Play to the Crowd

🔸Unlocks Dd2 ability echoingmarch Echoing March

When word of his uncommon talent reached the palace, he was summoned to entertain King and Court. Anticipating an historic performance and enthused adulation, he was stunned to find himself instead the object of their debased ridicule. While his noble audience dined drunkenly, he was mocked, tortured, and subjected to an obscene array of decadent humiliations...
~ The Academic
And so the trap snapped shut on me.
~ The Jester

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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Four: A Dark Song

🔸Objective: Play 3 Melodies

🔸Unlocks Dd2 ability finale Finale

Just as it was meant to, the song loosed the leash of my inhibitions...
~ The Jester
He unleashed his resentment upon instrument and crowd, playing the demoniac melody with unrestrained fury!
~ The Academic
This was the song of the dead - and it had exacted a fitting tribute.
~ The Academic

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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Five: Finale

🔸Unlocks Dd2 ability solo Solo and Dd2 ability encore Encore

Bowing low, he basked in the echoing applause of dripping blood. The scene of wholesale dismemberment drove him to fits of mirthless hysterics. He was laughing still as he placed the blade against his own hand, severing his connection to whatever twisted talent he had so fleetingly enjoyed. Aimlessly, he drifted from the hall, humming broken bars of a discordant melody he could not quite remember...
~ The Academic
Ask any animal if it was worth it to gnaw off a limb for freedom.
~ The Jester
 
 

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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter One: Shun Them Not

Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Two: Infection

Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Three: Treason

Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Four: The Purge

Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Five: A Beautiful View


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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter One: Shun Them Not

🔸Objective: Foster The Sick

🔸Unlocks Dd2 ability break Break

A lion in the blood-soaked grass, circled by hyenas who move as a pack...
~ The Leper
Despite the protestations of his royal advisors, he would visit with the sick and dying, providing what comfort he could.
~ The Academic
The ailing and infirm were far less repulsive to him than the venomous whispers of his scoffing entourage...
~ The Academic

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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Two: Infection

🔸Unlocks Dd2 ability revenge Revenge

Early signs could be ignored or concealed, but soon the reality was inescapable. Whether by some affliction of lineage or by direct transmission, symptoms of incurable disease began to openly manifest themselves. Wracked with pain, he summoned doctors and aides from the farthest reaches of his lands, all of whom concluded the worst: the King was dying.
~ The Academic
A hollow clanging echoed throughout the palace.
~ The Leper

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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Three: Treason

🔸Unlocks Dd2 ability intimidate Intimidate

Sedition, like any illness, spreads slowly. Rotten with a cynical opportunism born of longstanding entitlement, the scheming circle of advisors drafted mutinous plans. Though bedridden, he had long since divined their intent, and feared the disastrous results of their would-be rule. Summoning his blacksmith - and his strength - he hoisted his blade, and rose to meet the coming threat.
~ The Academic
With wicked plots, they forged the blade that slew them.
~ The Leper

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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Four: The Purge

🔸Objective: Survive Their Treason

🔸Unlocks Dd2 ability hew Hew

Fury and blade to excise malignance - no matter the agony!
~ The Leper
He had shown his compassion. Now... he would show his fury!
~ The Academic
His blade had broken, but so too the treasonous plot.
~ The Academic

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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Five: A Beautiful View

🔸Unlocks Dd2 ability bash Bash and Dd2 ability ruin Ruin

Satisfied that the spirit of his benevolent tenure would endure, he abdicated the throne. People gathered at windows and along the roads. Weeping, some threw petals at his feet, while others watched in reverent stoicism. As he walked beyond the city gates, he marveled at the beauty of the world, and was grateful for his many blessings.
~ The Academic
Ever present, sunlight throws aside the clouds to pour into the people's hearts.
~ The Leper
 
 

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Dd2 occultist portrait cropped - Feather Edge

Shrine Bullet Point Chapter One: The Ritual

Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Two: A Door in the Desert

Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Three: Some Parts Must Die

Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Four: The Guest

Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Five: An Eternal Flame


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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter One: The Ritual

🔸Unlocks Dd2 ability vulnerabilityhex Vulnerability Hex

On certain portentous evenings carefully selected for their astrological potency, he would gather his devotees around the ancient onyx table, and, joining hands with them, he would send his spirit out into the void. Safely tethered by their vital energies, he was free to wander the Outer Sphere in search of some dark communion and impossible power.
~ The Academic
Few minds are ready for the other planes.
~ The Occultist

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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Two: A Door in the Desert

🔸Unlocks Dd2 ability bindingshadows Binding Shadows

He found himself in a vast expanse of windswept dunes. Ahead, the stone spires of a pyramidal temple called down jagged bolts from a roiling, angry sky. Undaunted, he crossed the threshold of the towering aperture, settled himself upon the central dais, and prepared for the coming sacrifice.
~ The Academic
That pyramid changed everything.
~ The Occultist

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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Three: Some Parts Must Die

🔸Objective: Slay Your Virtues

🔸Unlocks Dd2 ability malediction Malediction

Back then, I was not yet wise enough to know fear.
~ The Occultist
Terrible though it was, he would pay the price for power!
~ The Academic
The emptiness in him called out across the boundless gulfs of unknown space... for nature abhors a vacuum.
~ The Academic

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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Four: The Guest

🔸Objective: Protect The Seance

🔸Unlocks Dd2 ability theburningstars The Burning Stars

It took too much and gained even more, but...
~ The Occultist
Drawing vitality from the assembled mediums, he would hold fast against the thing, and harness a portion of its power!
~ The Academic
Imbued with strange currents of infernal origin, his apotheosis was complete...
~ The Academic

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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Five: An Eternal Flame

🔸Unlocks Dd2 ability anamnesis Anamnesis and Dd2 ability chaoticoffering Chaotic Offering

Emerging from his trance, he met the charred, steaming corpses of his acolytes with a shudder. He cound sense the eldritch entity stalking the edges of his consciousness, probing for weaknesses. He had become a beacon - a conduit to unknown regions... and would be assailed by those blasphemous forces all the rest of his days.
~ The Academic
I am shrouded by an endless night where they prowl and whisper all names.
~ The Occultist
 
 

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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter One: Want Not

Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Two:A Momentary Lapse

Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Three: No God but Men

Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Four: Divine intervention

Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Five: Wrath


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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter One: Want Not

🔸Unlocks Skill icon vestal ministration Ministrations

Together with her sisters she tended the Order's sacred flame in pious humility. The Abbey's austere arches and sactified masonry afforded her a life of sheltered privilege that few beyond the walls could imagine. Discipline was paramount, and when forbidden desires would seek to distract her from monastic toil, she smothered them... reluctantly.
~ The Academic
The warmth of the Light, of belonging...
~ The Vestal

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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Two: A Momentary Lapse

🔸Objective: Satisfy your curiosity 3 times.
🔸Unlocks Skill icon vestal mash bash Mace Bash

She was a paragon of duty and virtue, but reminders of her deprivation were... everywhere. Surely, she deserved some indulgence for her labours!
~ The Academic
Immersed in her reverie, she started violently at the piercing admonitions of the furious Abbot.
~ The Academic
He called me faithless. Me!
~ The Vestal

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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Three: No God but Men

🔸Unlocks Skill icon vestal sanctuary Sanctuary

Her terrified wails rang off the transepts as the Abbot dragged her to the oubliette. As a deterrent of the congregation, her punishment would be more than commensurate with her blasphemy. Locked interminably in the Festering dark, she awaited retribution from the divine while suffering the mortal tortures of its enraged servants.
~ The Academic
That prison nearly turned my heart toward hate.
~ The Vestal

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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Four: Divine Intervention

🔸Objective: Defeat The Torturer!
🔸Unlocks Skill icon vestal blessing of light Consecration of Light

Vindication! A golden ray beamed affirmation into the stagnant blackness of the dungeon. No divine punishment awaited her - it was her captors who had strayed from the Light!
~ The Academic
Radiant with revelation, she stormed the stairs to the cloisters!
~ The Academic
Someday, all will feel what I felt.
~ The Vestal

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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Five: Wrath

🔸Unlocks Skill icon vestal divine comfort Divine Comfort and Skill icon vestal mantra Mantra

Eager to share her emancipation with her convent, she rushed headlong toward the dormitory. But where the chamber door once stood, she was met instead by a sheer wall of fresh masonry. Her cries of jubilation died in her throath. From behind the drying mortar and sturdy stone there came a feeble scratching, then her sisters' last piteous gasps. The price of her wantonness would not be measured solely in blows from the flail....
~ The Academic
... The verses have some lessons on pride.
~ The Vestal
 
 

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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter One: Baptism

Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Two: In Service of the Divine

Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Three: More, more!

Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Four: Death's Door

Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Five: Behold the Man


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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter One: Baptism

🔸Unlocks Skill icon flagellant rain of sorrows Acid Rain

He was a listless shade of the city, indifferent to his penury. With his skeletal build and bleeding gums, he looked an easy target for a pair of drunks seeking an outlet for their frustrations. The blows rained down, a tooth cracked - and a feverish crimson eclipsed his vision. In pain... there was power. He rose above his panting assailants, and, reveling in the marks of their sin, forgave them their trespasses.
~ The Academic
If only they knew how precious their gift...
~ The Flagellant

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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Two: In Service of the Divine
🔸Unlocks Skill icon flagellant more more More, MORE!

Drawn to the sombre depths of the church's oubliettes, he pledged his life to the clergy. There, he inflicted death by slow, delicious degrees - each crack of the lash an honour, a gift, a morbid sacrament. But his zeal proved too ardent, his brethren too timid - they cast him out, rendered him once more unto the streets.
~ The Academic
Let all run red...!
~ The Flagellant

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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Three: More, more!

🔸Unlocks Skill icon flagellant suffer Suffer

He roved out in search of torment, consuming the sin of any who would purge their misdeeds upon his body. Each wound fueled his fervour, the rapture only found in baptism by the lash. Drunk on his bloody intinctions, manic with the need for some elusive apotheosis, he gouged at himself without mercy. As blood poured from his rended flesh, his conciousness faltered, and the thundering hoofbeats of Death rang violent in his ears.
~ The Academic
May this maligned world find solace through my flesh.
~ The Flagellant

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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Four: Death's Door

🔸Objective: Defy Death
🔸Unlocks Skill icon flagellant sepsis Sepsis

Her scythe promised numbing obliviation - a premature end to his sacred journey of sensation!
~ The Academic
Gleaned from the world's gruesome delights, his power was enough to defy Death herself!
~ The Academic
None shall claim me 'til I summit the peak of agony!
~ The Flagellant

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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Five: Behold the Man

🔸Unlocks Skill icon flagellant necrosis Necrosis and Skill icon flagellant deathless Undying

Once more he wandered, ravenous for fresh suffering and delighting in its novelty and excess. Offering himself to blade and talon alike, he became an icon writ in flesh, a living prayer to whatever gods would turn an ear. Undying, he savoured his delicious declension. An eternity of pain and rot. Heaven on earth.
~ The Academic
Every rapturous lash drags me further from her grasp!
~ The Flagellant
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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter One: Labour the Land

Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Two: Hard Pressed

Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Three: The Great Crusade

Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Four: Blood in the Snow

Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Five: No Home but Hell

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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter One: Labour the Land

🔸Objective: Bundle 3 Sheaves

🔸Unlocks DD2 Ability Reap Reap

Autumn's inexorable march was underway and the race was on to save the harvest from the first frost.
~ The Academic
Despite his exertions, their yield was paltry. Come winter, starvation would seat itself at the head of their table.
~ The Academic
A simple life can be a worthy one.
~ The Crusader (Success)
All the Verses told of sacrifice...
~ The Crusader (Failure)

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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Two: Hard Pressed

🔸Unlocks DD2 Ability BattleHeal Battle Heal

The banners of the holy army snapped in the biting wind that scoured his barren plot. Taking the quill from the attending officer, he signed his name crudely upon the weathered scroll. He had no love of violence, but his absence would stay famine's hand. He accepted both tabard and blade, bid his wife and son a stoic farewell, and rode out reluctantly... to make war.
~ The Academic
An act of cruelty can be an act of virtue.
~ The Crusader

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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Three: The Great Crusade

🔸Unlocks DD2 Ability BulwarkofFaith Bulwark of Faith

The cacaphony of conflict rang bloody in his ears; trumpets and drums, shouted orders, the screams of the dead and the dying. But in the maelstrom of mortal combat, he found a divine peace. He came to relish the cleaving blade and zealous bloodlust, losing himself entirely to the terrible delights of battle.
~ The Academic
No greater purpose have I ever known.
~ The Crusader

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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Four: Failing Grade

🔸Objective: Defeat The Warlord!

🔸Unlocks DD2 Ability HolyLance Holy Lance

The enemy camp rang with the clamor of terrified recognition - they knew his frightful reputation!
~ The Academic
At the moment of execution, he demurred. This one could live on in humiliation, a mockery of the mercy his enemies knew he did not possess.
~ The Academic
An instrument of Light - merciful, blinding.
~ The Crusader (Success)
They whispered my name and cowered...
~ The Crusader (Failure)

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Shrine Bullet Point Chapter Five: No Home but Hell

🔸Unlocks DD2 Ability Tenacity Tenacity and DD2 Ability Radiance Radiance

Motionless upon his warhorse, he contemplated the scene of stifling domesticity in the familiar valley below. The boy played idly in the muddy field, while the mother hung sheets upon a tattered line. From his saddle, he planted his heraldic banner in the thawing soil, tossing the whole of his earnings in its shadow. He blew hard into his war horn, then turned to rejoin his regiment. He did not look back.
~ The Academic
I know my place - and it is not the hearth.
~ The Crusader
Redemption awaits at journey's end!
~ The Crusader (Story complete, Avoid Shrine)
 
 

Trivia[ | ]

  • The Torturer in Vestal's fourth shrine has been confirmed to be the same character as the Flagellant.
  • Of the heroes, only the Leper has no true regret facing his past. As such, he's the only one who faces the light.
  • There's no bright light behind the Flagellant : instead, there's only green light reflecting his cadaveric abilities.
  • Only stories that don't have gameplay can have their narration replayed in their respective character screen.
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