Time passes so quickly when you're busy. In my humble role of royal advisor, all I do is wisely approve Allister's ideas, and yet I barely have a moment's rest all day long. The affairs of the kingdom of Amakna require constant attention.
Say that you're a loyal subject who'd be happy to help.
How kind of you. You seem the resourceful sort. I need someone like you for an important task. I've heard that Frigost Island has been rediscovered after disappearing from world maps and memories in the middle of the 6th century. The king wants to know more about all this, so I want you to go there and see for yourself. When you get there, establish a link with the local authorities to find out what is going on. When you've gathered some solid, trustworthy information, report back to me. Word among the travellers is that there's a boat which shuttles back and forth between Frigost Island and Cania Bay. I'll mark the spot on your map. The kingdom of Amakna is counting on you!
Ahh, it's nice to see a new face! Hello hello, I'm Captain Ardier, master of the Sanguine, the magnificent ship you can see here behind me. Isn't she beautiful? This proud galleon broke the ice of Frigost, braved the waves of the Antinau Sea and landed here in Amakna. Impressed? Of course you are, but what's even more impressive is that she's ready to set sail again and head due north to the port of Frigost. I bet you don't know anything about Frigost, do you? Why don't you come along too? You look like the adventurous sort, and throughout the journey, I'll regale you with tales of this magical island, as dangerous as a woman scorned, but full of unparalleled wealth.
Hello. I'm warning you now, don't think you can come here and do whatever you want simply under the pretext of coming to help. Me? I help my girlf... our mayor manage the day to day running of the island. Rather than stand there looking gormless, why don't you go and speak to my fellow citizens and make yourself useful.
Ask what happened on the island so you can report back to your boss.
Oh, have you been sent by someone important? Pardon my surprise, but we've been cut off from the rest of the world for so long... I know very little about current affairs. I'll tell Cantile you're here. She'll be able to tell you what you want to know. Her office is upstairs.
Hello, and welcome to Frigost. As I'm sure you saw on your way over here, Frigost Village isn't looking its best, but thanks to the efforts of our brave citizens, contact has been restored with the mainland.
Ask questions about the island to make a report.
So, you're working for someone powerful over on the continent. You want to know what happened here? I'll make it as simple as possible. Count Harebourg, a powerful Xelor, betrayed us in 552 to fulfill his own desires, and the big freeze was the consequence of that. It was only in 640, after decades of effort and sacrifice, that we managed to get help from the continent. Our archivist, Hugo Frost, will be able to give you a summary of events to pass on to your boss. Go and see him and tell him why you're here, and that you have my permission.
Keep your hands in your pockets and don't touch anything. This is the Tower of Archives, where all of the island's original records are kept. There are books on history, geography and science, but also administrative and notarial documents, and other private matters which the general public is not allowed to see. Access to the archives is strictly regulated. Only the mayor and her assistant can authorise visits. If, during your stay on our island, you should come into possession of a document that you think could be stored here, do not tell anyone about it and bring it directly to me.
Explain why you're here.
The mayor okayed all this? Then I've got just the document you need. I've recorded the main events which happened on the island in it, from Count Harebourg's betrayal to the opening of a seaway to the continent, via the big freeze and the bloodthirsty madness of the inhabitants of the Snowbound Village. I've sealed the book, so your chief can be sure of the integrity of its content.
Ah, is this a document containing the information I asked for? Well done you! Here are some kamas, you've earned them. Oh... Are you waiting for something? I'm afraid I can't share the contents of these archives with you. The issue is far too delicate. Come back and see me once you've learnt more about the world and its ways. Then perhaps we can discuss this Frigost business.