So last night I had time to do the first part of the episode.
Where you need to clear Queen Jennah's name. There's no fighting at all in the instance, but I'll have to say it's one of my favorite instance ever. Just the amount of detail in it is incredible, for one, you see tons of old characters again, including Canach, Lord Faren, Chauncey von Snuffles III. And also just the way everyone triggers their dialogues when you get near them. I don't know the instance as a whole felt immersive.
Now this was really interesting. And really well done. You see all the leaders coming from the Asura Gate, into the Grove. You've got the Herald announcing their arrival.
Anise and Canach are probably the best "new" couple in the game :) Canach points out that Anise could be way older than she is. And she shuts him up by telling him not to mention it again. These two characters had great chemistry.
The the part with the Pale Tree, where you need to convince every leader to do an effort against Mordremoth. They're all hesitant, but said they'd do their best to help out. As we're ready to leave, Mordremoth's champion attacks the grove. We need to get everyone out to safety, the pale tree avatar is hurt. We must push off the Champion.
After all that is done, the Pale Tree shows us a vision... in it we see beams of lights, we see crystals, they seem like Kralkattorik's crystal, and then more vines.
What's up with those lights and crystals? I'm wondering if this first half of season 2 just sets up the Mordremoth lore, and that we might go to the Crystal desert in the second half, to set up the Kralkattorik story.... I wonder..
So i'm looking at the ending cinematic again, and since I've read Saul D'Alessio's story recently for my exploration event lore, this scene reminded me of something.
Alone, broke, and lost, Saul wandered through a dense forest for several days, surviving on only roots and berries. On the fourth day, delirious with hunger, Saul emerged from the trees to see what he thought was a hallucination—a city of massive towers reaching into the heavens. The architecture was astounding, and the creatures who lived here were unlike any he had ever seen. Walking down into their city, Saul got a closer look at the denizens of this place. They were tall and thin with strange wing-like appendages that waved about in the slightest breeze. When they walked, their feet seemed not to touch the ground, and when they spoke, it was the most melodious sound he had ever heard. Surely these creatures were the stuff of divinity. Hungry and exhausted, his clothes ragged and dirty, Saul dropped to his knees and touched his forehead to the ground. He had found his gods, and they in turn had found their most devoted disciple.
Are we seeing the city of the Mursaat in that scene?
And what about this?
People are saying they might be Kralkatorrik's crystals, but what about these creatures?