Summertime for Bokka

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Summertime for Bokka
Section Vabbi Quests
Campaign Nightfall
Given by Theatre Manager Daudi
in Resplendent Makuun
(Vabbi)
Required hero Norgu
Preceded by The Show Must Go On
Type Secondary quest
Map(s)
Ola the Fantastical location.jpg
Ola's location in The Mirror of Lyss.
Amadi location.jpg
Amadi's location in Resplendent Makuun.

Hunt down some lead actors for Prince Bokka's new play.

Quest information[edit]

Requirements[edit]

Objectives[edit]

  • Find Ola the Fantastical in the Mirror of Lyss and convince him to perform in the new play.
  • Find Amadi and free her from the Kournans.
  • Convince Amadi she must appear in the new play.
  • See Theatre Manager Daudi for your reward.

Reward[edit]

Walkthrough[edit]

Ola can be found very close to the Grand Court of Sebelkeh; head out of the east exit to reach him.

Ola has a lot of potential dialogue routes to go through before he'll accept the offer to act in the play (see below). One route however will end up with the player paying over 500 gold pieces to bribe Ola to appear in the play, so watch what buttons you click on! The easiest way to avoid this is to choose the second option everytime.

Amadi is being held prisoner in the south-western corner of Resplendent Makuun, so map-travel to Yahnur Market as the closest outpost, otherwise you will have to travel south from Honur Hill. There is a single group of Kournans guarding Amadi, and usually a small, separate, group of harpies patrolling nearby.

Once you've defeated the Kournans, chat with Amadi to complete the quest and head back to Theatre Manager Daudi for your reward.

Alternative: You can go straight to Amadi from where you get the quest, and it will skip the part with Ola, and you can just go back to Theatre Manager Daudi for your reward.

NPCs[edit]

Allies[edit]

Humans

Foes[edit]

Dialogue[edit]

Initial dialogue[edit]

Theatre Manager Daudi
"<Character name>! Norgu! You have to help me! I can't find anyone to play the leads. I can't have a play without lead actors. The prince will have my head for this, for sure! You have to help me find Ola and Amadi. They're perfect for these parts. They walked out with everyone else, but I'm sure you could convince them to come back! I heard Ola was hanging around the Mirror of Lyss. Can you run over there and see if you can find him? He was pretty close to Amadi, if you know what I mean. He might know where to find her as well."
Yes Accept: "Consider me your casting agent."
No Decline: "I only cast in self-defense."
Ask Ask: "Have you found Ola and Amadi yet? No? YOU'RE TEARING ME APART! You must hurry to the Mirror of Lyss!"

Intermediate dialogue[edit]

Ola the Fantastical
"What did you want from me, Norgu? A little acting advice, perhaps? After all, everyone knows that I am the best actor in Elona"
⇒ Actually we're looking for someone to take the lead role in a new play, and we were hoping you might know someone up to the job. It takes the best to know the best.
"A new play, and I'm not in it? You must be kidding; the only new play I've heard about is that dreadful "Summertime for Bokka." I managed to get a copy of the script, and I can tell you that it is, with a doubt, the worst script I have ever seen! I hope you didn't come here to ask me about THAT one, because there is no way I would EVER associate MY good name with that ABOMINATION!"
⇒ What if we pay you 500 gold to be in that abomination?
"Well, I suppose 500...you did say 500? Yes, 500 gold would certainly make me look at that...original and...unconventional play in a new light. I do have standards after all, but I also need to eat and this is the only game in town. You do have the gold on you, right?"
⇒ Of course I have it, here it is.
"Ah, the sweet, sweet sound of gold on gold! Finer than the sound of a popping cork! You know, since I am going to be part of this play now, it would be nice if I were not the ONLY real talent onstage. In fact, I'll just bet that Amadi would be up for the part, if only to share the stage with one as famous as myself...fame does rub off, you know. True fact.
Unfortunately, I hear she has been...what is the word..."kidnapped." And I am a lover, not a fighter. You on the other hand, look like quite the fighter. If you tried, you could surely rescue Amadi. I heard through the actor's grapevine the ransom notes have been coming from the wilderness east of Resplendent Makuun."
⇒ Not yet...could we just call this a trust exercise?
"You don't have the gold and still you expect me to trust you? Now that IS funny...almost as funny as my nigh-legendary performance in the role of Bax Mealishtok in the smash hit "The Productioneers." But I'm afraid my answer will be tragic for you, as tragic as the fate of Twini Sodd, the nefarious dentist of Paine Lane...a role I originated, of course..."
⇒ It's probably for the best. The manager did say few people would pay to see an antique like you onstage. (goes to the "antique" dialogue below).
⇒ You? Frankly, you're a little too old for the part.
"What? Too OLD?! Are you joking? Who's going to play this role... NORGU? It's obvious that I am the only logical choice for that play... but I know when I've been INSULTED."
⇒ That is a shame, we were going to pay you 500 gold as a signing bonus. (heads to "What if we pay you 500 gold to be in that abomination?")
⇒ Actually, the manager specifically told us not to approach you. He thinks the part is beyond someone of your advanced years.
"An "antique," is it?! Bah! I am the greatest actor Elona has ever SEEN! I leave the groundlings rolling on the floor and noble ladies weeping into their handkerchiefs!"
⇒ But aren't they supposed to laugh during the comedies, and cry during the tragedies, instead of the other way around?
"What?!? How dare you imply that I cannot... that I am too old to... why, this is an OUTRAGE! I can perform this role with both arms tied behind my back! And if the audience is too unsophisticated to appreciate the subtle nuances of Ola the Fantastical's performance, I PITY THEM!"
⇒ Color me unsophisticated. Now if you'll excuse me, I still need to find a lead actor for this play.
"Now hold on just one minute, pal! You say you need an actor, see? Well the best gods-blessed actor in Elona standin' right here. Sure, the script is a pile of trash, see, but I can meet the challenge. I mean, c'mon buddy? Listen to me. LISTEN to ME! If I can hide THIS accent onstage, think of what I could do in "Summertime for Varesh." [sic] It's perfect, see? Everyone's a winner!"
⇒ Well, when you put it that way...
"Perfect! You know, pal, I...ahem...that is to say, the thought occurs, my friend, that since I shall now be lending my considerable talents to this...role...it would not hurt to have a considerable talent as my leading lady. Amadi once told me that she pined to share the stage with yours truly, and I must admit I would relish the opportunity for professional... and PURELY professional...reasons. Despite what you may have read about us in the news scrolls. Her lesser, yet still bright, light shall illuminate my far brighter gleam to new heights of brilliance! But no...it can never be. The cruel Kournans have seen to her inglorious fate! If only I was not now honor-bound to rehearse for what may prove to be my definitive role. But you... yes, I think even you might be able to rescue Amadi. I hear she is held prisoner in the wilderness to the east of Resplendent Makuun."
Amadi
"Thank you so much for saving me! Those Kournans threatened me in the most horrible ways! Varesh's demons were going to... but it's too much! I could not bear it! I'll work for the prince again if only to be free of this dreadful place!
I'll do whatever it takes to stay out of that place, even if it does mean working for the...ugh...prince. Just between you and me, I'm only going back because of Norgu. If it wasn't for you, dear Norgu, I never would have been able to become the actress that I am today. And now I owe you my life all over again. You...like me, Norgu. You really like me. I see that now. The least I can do is honor your request, even if it means I am entertaining that beast of a prince and working with that pompous "Ola the Craptastical." But if that doddering drunkard forgets his lines again, I'm not responsible!"

Reward dialogue[edit]

Theatre Manager Daudi
"Another disaster narrowly averted! Now I just have to finish getting the sets designed, get them all built, finish rewriting the script, schedule rehearsals, set up showtimes...oh my, I can't just sit here and chat, I've got work to do! Thanks for everything, now please excuse me, I'm sure there's something else I should begin panicking about! Farewell!"

Notes[edit]

Anomaly Anomaly.Despite what Ola says, Amadi is in southern Resplendent Makuun.
Bug Bug.If you do not pay Ola, he incorrectly refers to the play as "Summertime for Varesh" in his second last dialog.
Bug Bug.Speaking to Amadi will complete the quest even if you haven't recruited Ola.

Trivia[edit]

  • This quest holds multiple references to musicals, actors, and characters:
  • "Twini Sodd, the nefarious dentist of Paine Lane" is a reference to Sweeney Todd, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
  • "You...like me, Norgu. You really like me" might be a reference to Sally Field's acceptance speech for her Academy Award in 1985.
  • "YOU'RE TEARING ME APART!" from the ask dialogue might be a reference to the Queen song, "Death On Two Legs (Dedicated to...)."
    • "YOU'RE TEARING ME APART!" from the ask dialogue is more likely a reference to James Dean's emphatically delivered line from the 1955 film "Rebel Without a Cause." Considering the whole quest line is about drama and acting.