- Mission #3: Thorn Tree, Arch-Villain (Circle of Thorns)
I learned many arcance things when I was summoned by the Circle of Thorns. Now they are going to regret betraying me. I'll tell you of a place where the Circle of Thorns channels the mystic energy that steal from the ruins of Mu. It's called the Thorn Tree. If you've heard if before, you know that it offers the chance to re-make yourself, if you have the power and the will to steal it's energy for yourself. The Circle is about to start channeling energy through the tree once more, and I know just the time to strike. but before I tell you where to find this place, I need to know if you have what it takes. Defeat 40 members of the Circle of Thorns, and return to me when you are done.
The Circle's Thorn Tree has been raided before, so they'll be cautious. You'll need to defeat the Circle's agents around Nerva Archipelago to keep them distracted. I'm sure you can handle that.
Defeat X Circle of Thorns,Devouring Earth
Mission Complete: You defeated 40 Circle of Thorns!
The Thorn Tree is a demonic plant that the Circle has brought here to sap the power from the ancient ruins of the Mu. They use it's thorns and nettles tomake spirit thorns, thorn blades, and all manner of wicked things. There are other groups interested in nature magic even this twisted, and who will go to extreme lengths to get it. I speak of those vile creatures called the Devouring Earth. They're quite a problem over in Paragon City, and are expanding into the Rogue Isles. I've learned that a nest of them plans to take the power of the Thorn Nexus. And while it would hurt the Circle, it would be such a waste. So, before I sned you to attack the tree, you must take care of this nest of creatures for me.
Ooooh, lovely. These beastly little monsters won't know what's destroyed their plans. Talk to me when you get back. I can't wait to hear all about it.
This is going to be a lot of monsters. Good thing these caves aren't too cramped.
Mission Complete: You defeated the Devouring Earth with a pre-emptive strike!
The Thorn Tree is a living nexus of mystical power beneath Thorn Island in the Nerva Archipelago. Once a bastion of the ancient Mu, the Circle now draw it's energies for their own mystic experimentations. The energies devoured by the tree are encysted within the heartwood in a thing called the Nexus of Thorns. Now that the Circle are drawing power again, you hve a chance to take this power for your own. To do so, you must weaken the tree, then breach it's defenses. It will not be easy. So prepare yourselves, and tell me when you are ready to make your assault.
To reach the Nexus of Thorns, you must first weaken the tree itself. onc eyou are in it's chamber, destroy all the vines, but work in haste for they will re-grow.
Next, you must break through the outer layer of the tree, both to reach the Nexus and to open the flow of energy.
Then take the Nexus and it's power will allow you to remake yourself.
You may only benefit from this 3 times. Once from me, and later from... Others. Though if you wish to shepard fellow villains through, I will still provide information.
Thorn Tree @ Nerva Archipelago
The Tree of Thorns is buried deeply in here, somewhere. Now to find it and take it's power!
Objective: The center of the Thorn Tree is exposed
Objective: You steal the power of the Nexus!
|Thorn Tree [Arch-Villain]|
A demon-tree of the netherworld, the Circle of Thorns use the Thorn Tree to siphon energy from an ancient fortress of the Mu. Unlike a normal plant, the Thorn Tree has it's own defenses, and cannot even be damaged until the vines defending it have been cleared away.
Mission Complete: You have stolen the power of the Nexus of Thorns for yourself!
Awarded for completing two different respecification trials