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Location[]

The Player unknowingly meets Stennar Rock Cutter at the Crash Site, as the only other survivor of the Blimp Crash

Circumstances[]

  • Though initially surviving, this person was still dying of his injuries sustained from the crash
  • Before he succumbed from his wounds, he informed the player that he escaped from a great evil
  • He also stated that said evil was soon coming to Arcanum and the world needed to be warned
  • He then gave the player a signate ring and died
  • The player deduces the person's identity as a Gnome named Preston Radcliff, based upon a passport found on his body

Quest[]

After being given The Ring, the player is tasked to 'Find the Boy" and to give him said ring, as he would know what to do

True Identity[]

  • After the player discovers that "The Boy" is Gilbert Bates, and they Get Information from Gilbert Bates about the ring, they learn that the gnome was actually a Dwarf named Stennar Rock Cutter
  • Stennar was a close friend to a young Bates
  • He was a member of the Black Mountain Clan Dwarven community
  • He introduced Bates to his clan and to its advanced Technology
  • Stennar had Bates' signet ring as a gift of friendship
  • Stennar and his entire clan went missing about 70 years ago
  • Through a conspiracy, he and his clan were banished to The Void to perform forced labor

Subsequent Events[]

  • Stennar managed to finally escape his imprisonment via the Ring of Brodgar
  • He went to the nearby town of Roseborough, and then on to Caladon
  • In Caladon he obtained a fake passport from the Black Market identifying him as a Gnome named Preston Radcliff
  • With this passport he obtained passage onboard the IFS Zephyr
  • This leads to the beginning of the game and the player's ill-fated meeting with "Radcliff"
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