Hearts of the North dialogues

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These dialogues are part of the Hearts of the North chapter of Guild Wars Beyond.

This is a compilation of all story-progressing dialogues which pertain to the Hearts of the North, originating in the Hall of Monuments, which further develop the relationship between Gwen and Lieutenant Keiran Thackeray of the Ebon Vanguard which began during Wintersday 2008.

Before Guild Wars Beyond[edit]

The origins of the story of Gwen's and Keiran's relationship is not considered to be part of Guild Wars Beyond, but, instead, the Wintersday festival.

The Beginning[edit]

The Hearts of the North story originally began in Wintersday 2008 with Wintersday Cheer. The first interaction between the two can be seen during the quest, which gave access to a series of dialogues furthering Gwen and Keiran's relationship.

Upon delivering the pendant to Gwen in the Hall of Monuments, you witness the first dialogue which transpires between the two:

Gwen: "A Wintersday gift...? Wait! This...this is my family's crest."
Gwen: "What gives you the right to do this?"
Lieutenant Thackeray: "Peace, Gwen. There's no need to be upset."
Gwen: "Of course there is! The symbol on this pendant..."
Lieutenant Thackeray: "Represents both your past and your future. Your memories will always be with you, but you don't have to be trapped in them. Life must go on...and so can you."
Gwen: "Why? Why go to so much trouble? I...I didn't ask for this!"
Lieutenant Thackeray: "There was no need to ask, Gwen. Everyone deserves a little happiness, even you."
Gwen: "A little happiness...? But I..."
Lieutenant Thackeray: "Wintersday is a time to spend with family. We may all have different blood and different backgrounds, but the Ebon Vanguard is your family. We care about you."
Gwen: "My family? I don't have a.... No. You're right. I guess I do. Thank you, Lieutenant Thackeray."
Lieutenant Thackeray: "Please, call me Keiran."

The Beginning version 2[edit]

With the addition of A Good Deed, an alternative way to begin this story became available. This dialogue is seen during the quest. The new dialogue has minimal variation to the original, but lacks mentions of Wintersday.

Gwen: "A special gift...? Wait! This...this is my family's crest. What gives you the right to do this?"
Lieutenant Thackeray: "Peace, Gwen. There's no need to be upset."
Gwen: "Of course there is! The symbol on this pendant..."
Lieutenant Thackeray: "Represents both your past and your future. Your memories will always be with you, but you don't have to be trapped in them. Life must go on...and so can you."
Gwen: "Why? Why go to so much trouble? I...I didn't ask for this!"
Lieutenant Thackeray: "There was no need to ask, Gwen. Everyone deserves a little happiness, even you."
Gwen: "A little happiness...? But I..."
Lieutenant Thackeray: "The Ebon Vanguard is your family. We may all have different blood and different backgrounds, but we're all in this together."
Gwen: "My family? I don't have a... No. You're right. I guess I do. Thank you, Lieutenant Thackeray."
Lieutenant Thackeray: "Please, call me Keiran."

Post Wintersday[edit]

After you complete either of the above, entering the Hall of Monuments has the possibility of randomly triggering one of the following dialogues between Gwen and Lt. Thackeray:

Lieutenant Thackeray: "Why do you spend all your time in here Gwen?"
Gwen: "I don't spend ALL my time..."
Lieutenant Thackeray: "Okay, but you're here every time I enter..."
Gwen: "*Sigh* I like it here. It's peaceful, and I'm surrounded by my memories."
Lieutenant Thackeray: "At least I always know where to find you, if I should need... anything."

Lieutenant Thackeray: "Cold today, isn't it?"
Gwen: "That's why you came in here? To give me a weather report?"
Lieutenant Thackeray: "No. I...I just came to see how you were doing."
Gwen: "If I need you to know how I'm doing, I'll come tell you."
Gwen: "I'm fine, by the way. Thank you for asking."
Lieutenant Thackeray: "You are a hard woman to figure out, Gwen."

Guild Wars Beyond[edit]

In order to see the following dialogue sequence, your character must have completed either Wintersday Cheer, A Good Deed or Snowball Dominance.

Unless noted otherwise, all of the following dialogues occur in the Hall of Monuments. The NPCs will perform emotes during their dialogue (e.g. the no emote when they say "no").

Dialogue 1 - Hay fever tea[edit]

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Lieutenant Thackeray: "Somehow I knew I'd find you in here, Gwen."
Gwen: "Lieutenant. What do you need?"
Lieutenant Thackeray: "Something's been nagging at me the last few days. I thought if anyone could help, it would be you."
Gwen: "Go on."
Lieutenant Thackeray: "Back home in Ascalon, before the Searing, do you remember Matthew Malone? Mary's little brother?"
Gwen: "Sure, but I didn't know him very well. Why?"
Lieutenant Thackeray: "We attended academy together. On night watch, Malone would go on and on about Ashford, and I'd tell him about Drascir before the charr."
Gwen: "Is this mere nostalgia, Lieutenant, or do you have a point somewhere?"
Lieutenant Thackeray: "Patience, Patience. I'm getting to it. Matthew shared with me the ingredients for a special tea that Mary would give him for hay fever. For the life of me I can't remember any of it..."
Gwen: "Hay Fever Tea? Dried Red Iris petals, nettle extract, dried apples, and ground Jacaranda seeds. My mother's recipe. She must've given it to Mary."
Lieutenant Thackeray: "I knew you'd know. It's a pity the ingredients are so exotic. Oh, well..."
Gwen: "Aw, stuffy nose? I'm sure you'll live."
Lieutenant Thackeray: "I'm sure I will too, but it's not for me. It's Vickers and Dermot, always getting hay fever. They're a constant risk to sensitive field operations! Next new moon, we're going on a long range patrol, and I want a solution to the sniffles afflicting my poor men. Seems like the tea would do it, but I doubt I'll run into Jacaranda any time soon. Isn't it native to Elona?"
Gwen: "I don't know, but I bet Nicholas would get us Jacaranda seeds."
Lieutenant Thackeray: "The Traveler?"
Gwen: "Yes, he's an old friend. I'll ask him next time he passes through. My garden, of course, has plenty of Red Irises, and there must be dried apples in the garrison pantry. I could have some tea ready by the time you leave. Simple."
Lieutenant Thackeray: "You - you would do that for me? Thank you."
Gwen: "Well, it's...it's for the troops, after all. Anything for the Vanguard, right?"
Lieutenant Thackeray: "Oh. Right. I'll check in with you before patrol. Goodbye, Gwen." (Leaves the Hall of Monuments.)
Gwen: "Goodbye, Keiran."

Dialogue 2 - Gwen annoyed[edit]

Lieutenant Thackeray: "Hi, Gwen. Nice night, isn't it?"
Gwen: "Hadn't noticed, actually."
Lieutenant Thackeray: "Look at that sunset? Amazing."
Gwen: "Didn't see it."
Lieutenant Thackeray: "You've been in here for hours, haven't you? Don't you ever feel the need to watch a sunset? Run barefoot in the woods? Swim in a river?"
Gwen: "No. Do you know why? NOT A RANGER! I like it in here, where it's quiet... calm..."
Lieutenant Thackeray: "Frigid... joyless..."
Gwen: "You're starting to annoy me, sir. Why don't YOU go run barefoot through the woods and swim in a river, Lieutenant, and leave me in peace?"
Lieutenant Thackeray: "Fine, why don't you... continue standing there?" (Does taunt emote and runs out of the Hall of Monuments.)
Gwen: "Dwayna spare me from handsome fools."

Dialogue 3 - Invitation for a drink[edit]

Lieutenant Thackeray: "Evening, Gwen."
Gwen: "Good evening."
Lieutenant Thackeray: "My squad bartered with the norn and procured a keg of Dwarven Ale! We're going to have a drink and listen to Casey's terrible singing. Maybe you'd like to join us?"
Gwen: "I'd prefer to be alone, thank you."
Lieutenant Thackeray: "I knew you'd say something like that, but I thought I'd try anyway."
Gwen: "Thank you, Keiran. Honestly."
Lieutenant Thackeray: "For what?"
Gwen: "For talking to me. For being nice to me. I know that I'm not always... pleasant. Sometimes I wonder why you bother."
Lieutenant Thackeray: "I don't. It's not a bother at all."
Lieutenant Thackeray: "Good night, Gwen." (Leaves the Hall of Monuments.)

Dialogue 4 - Keiran leaves for patrol[edit]

Lieutenant Thackeray: "Hi, Gwen!"
Gwen: "Oh! Dammit, Keiran! You startled me."
Lieutenant Thackeray: "Lost in your thoughts?"
Gwen: "Yes, I was thinking about Ascalon... My mother..."
Gwen: "Oh, what does it matter? Why are you here? I thought your squad already left for patrol."
Lieutenant Thackeray: "We're leaving now. I just wanted to say..."
Lieutenant Thackeray: "...uhhh..."
Gwen: "Yes?"
Lieutenant Thackeray: "I just wanted to say THANKS! Thanks for the Hay Fever Tea! My men really appreciated it. I appreciated it."
Gwen: "Well, you're welcome. Was there...anything else?"
Lieutenant Thackeray: "No, no. We're going on a long range sortie deep into the Dalada Uplands, so we won't be back for a few weeks."
Gwen: "Okay, well... Good luck with that."
Lieutenant Thackeray: "Good bye, Gwen." (Leaves the Hall of Monuments.)
Gwen: "*whispers* May Dwayna protect you."

Dialogue 5 - Keiran returns injured[edit]

Gwen: "Keiran- uh, Lieutenant Thackeray. Your patrol was due back days ago. I was... concerned."
Lieutenant Thackeray: "We just got in... the charr ambushed us in the Bjora Marches..." (Does the sit emote near the entrance of the Hall. Gwen runs to him.)
Gwen: "By Lyssa, you're wounded!"
Lieutenant Thackeray: "They killed Dermot... Vickers... Finn... Only three of us survived the ambush..."
Lieutenant Thackeray: "...spent the last two days injured... hunted by charr trackers..."
Lieutenant Thackeray: "...and the only thing that kept me alive was the thought that I would see home again..."
Lieutenant Thackeray: "Home, Gwen. Not the Eye of the North, not a dream of Ascalon, but the place where you feel safe... and loved..."
Lieutenant Thackeray: "Here... With you... I've found a home again."
Gwen: "OK, you've clearly sustained a head injury."
Lieutenant Thackeray: "I-I'm sorry, I misspoke. Forgive me, I'm tired..."
Gwen: "I'll get a healer. You need to rest."
Lieutenant Thackeray: "No, not yet. I have a responsibility to inform the families of the slain." (Leaves the Hall of Monuments.)
Gwen: "Keiran, I- I'm [sic] sorry for your loss. And for what it's worth..."
Gwen: "Welcome home."
(Lieutenant Thackeray appears crippled, which you can remove with a condition removal skill.)

Dialogue 6 - Birthday picnic for Gwen[edit]

Lieutenant Thackeray: "Hey, Gwen. Want to hear something interesting? I ran into Nicholas the Traveler yesterday, and learned that an important date is coming up. Guess what it is."
Gwen: "Keiran, I'm not in the mood for games. And what are you doing up and around already? I thought you were injured."
Lieutenant Thackeray: "I've been cleared for duty, I'll have you know. Now, come on, just guess!"
Gwen: "The anniversary of the Searing, when all that we held dear was turned to ash and rubble?"
Lieutenant Thackeray: "Well, yes - that. But it's also your birthday next week!"
Gwen: "...oh."
Lieutenant Thackeray: "We should celebrate! When's the last time you celebrated your birthday?"
Gwen: "Oh, I used to make a little cake and wear a party hat all the time in the charr slave camps! What fun it was! NEVER, Keiran."
Lieutenant Thackeray: "See, this is your problem, Gwen. You don't know how to have fun! You're all duty. There's no balance in it."
Gwen: "Wha-? I'm balanced. I can have fun, I just choose not to."
Lieutenant Thackeray: "Prove it, then. Celebrate your birthday. Find something that doesn't involve slaying charr, like a walk in the woods... Or a picnic?"
Gwen: "A picnic."
Gwen: "I'm an officer of the Ebon Vanguard. I don't "picnic.""
Lieutenant Thackeray: "Fine. We'll call it an "off-duty outdoor meal." Unless you're scared..."
Gwen: "*snort* Please. I've faced charr hordes, stood firm against a great fire wurm, and have literally seen the sky falling."
Lieutenant Thackeray: "It's decided then! A picnic it is. I look forward to being proven wrong. See you around, Gwen." (Leaves the Hall of Monuments.)
Gwen: "Wait, what did I just agree to?"

Dialogue 7 - The rejection[edit]

Must have finished Lt. Thackeray's picnic scavenger hunt to see this dialogue
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Lieutenant Thackeray: "Happy birthday, Gwen!"
Lieutenant Thackeray: "Are you ready for our picnic - excuse me, our "off-duty outdoor meal?""
Gwen: "Oh! Oh, uh... that's today?"
Lieutenant Thackeray: "It is your birthday, my lady, so... yes. Look, I got you a ridiculously huge flower!"
Gwen: "I can't. There are fresh reports of charr raids in the Norrhart Domains. I need to coordinate with Captain Langmar -"
Lieutenant Thackeray: "Gwen. For once, let somebody else carry the burden. It's only one afternoon. The world will not end if you aren't here."
Gwen: "Easy for you to say. I'm sorry Keiran, I can't go with you."
Lieutenant Thackeray: "Can't? Or won't?"
Gwen: "I have my duties."
Lieutenant Thackeray: "Spare me. You hide your pain behind duty and service."
Gwen: "Mind yourself, Lieutenant. You go too far..."
Lieutenant Thackeray: "You think you're the only one who has suffered? The only one who has lost family and friends to the charr? Every time you refuse to live your own life, you let them win. Why can't you see that?"
Gwen: "I don't need to be lectured by YOU of all people! You have no idea what I've been through - the sacrifices I've made!"
Gwen: "I'm a soldier of Ascalon! I don't have time for your foolish games, or your ridiculously huge flower, or your stupid, stupid picnic -"
Gwen: "- and I don't have time for YOU!"
Lieutenant Thackeray: "Maybe I was wrong about you, Gwen. You survived the charr... but I think something in you died a long time ago." (Leaves the Hall of Monuments.)

Dialogue 8 - Gwen's unintended promotion[edit]

Introduced with the July 15, 2010 update
Must have completed The Battle for Lion's Arch in order to see this dialogue
Gwen: "You're back! Finally! Where are Lieutenant Thackeray and the Captain? Are they still outside?"
Lawrence Crafton: "We are back and now there is much to talk about."
Gwen: "Shouldn't we wait for Lieutenant Thackeray and Captain Langmar to arrive before beginning the briefing? Aren't they right behind you?"
Lawrence Crafton: "They are not here. As I said, there is much to discuss."
Nola Sheppard: "Gwen...honey, maybe you should sit down."
Gwen: "What do you mean they aren't here? Why do I need to sit down? Where is the captain? Where is Keiran? Tell me what's going on!"
Lawrence Crafton: "The Captain of the Ebon Vanguard stands before us."
Gwen: "What? Where?"
Koro Sagewind: "It's you, Gwen; you are the captain now."
Gwen: "That's only temporary."
Lawrence Crafton: "Not anymore. It is my sad duty to inform you that Captain Langmar perished in the defense of the Ascalon Settlement in Kryta. You were her chosen successor, thus you are now our Captain."
Gwen: "Captain...perished? Keiran! Oh, gods...where is Keiran? Is he hurt? Tell me where he is!"
Dian Fermati: "We...don't know."
Gwen: "What do you mean you don't know? You LOST him?"
Lawrence Crafton: "Not exactly. He was last seen with Captain Langmar, holding off the White Mantle army so the settlement could be evacuated."
Gwen: "Last...seen...? Oh, no..."
Gwen: "Tell me EVERYTHING."
Lawrence Crafton: "We organized an extensive search of the area around Lesser Giant's Basin, and even searched the lake bottom as best we could."
Lawrence Crafton: "On the very north side of the lake, we found a fresh shallow grave that we believe holds the remains of Captain Langmar."
Dian Fermati: "As such, we believe that Keiran survived the jump into the water and somehow managed to swim to the north side, dragging Captain Langmar's injured body with him."
Koro Sagewind: "Unfortunately, her wounds were too great. I think she may have succumbed to Spectral Agony before they even got to shore."
Gwen: "And Keiran? Were there any signs of him alive?"
Lawrence Crafton: "Nothing conclusive. Tracks that lead away from the grave site indicate that he too was injured. They head north for a ways but then..."
Gwen: "Then, what?"
Dian Fermati: "They just stop. It looks like there might have been a bit of a scuffle, but there are no tracks from there. The trail just...ends."
Gwen: "And you found no other traces of him?"
Nola Sheppard: "No, Captain. We think he was heading north, to get back home to you, and may have run into some trouble. Maybe he was captured."
Gwen: "You think? You...think? Maybe? Thinking and maybes never brought anyone back alive. Where did your search lead you after that?"
Lawrence Crafton: "That's where it ended. Captain, you know how dangerous the country is up there. Centaurs, Jotun, Bandits...the place is crawling with all manner of beings that would wish a man harm. We felt it was best to return here and brief you on the situation."
Gwen: "And so you have...and now we must pick up the search from here!"
Koro Sagewind: "Captain?"
Gwen: "If Keiran was trying to get home, he wouldn't have given up until he had made it here or died trying. Let's hope we find him before the latter occurs."
Gwen: "If he truly was captured, we have no idea how long they'll keep him alive, so there isn't much time. Take a day to rest, and then we'll start organizing search parties. Dian, you have friends amongst the Norn. I want you to make for Gunnar's Hold right away. We will need their help."
(Once the others have left, Gwen starts to cry.)

Dialogue 9 - Keiran's arrowhead[edit]

Must have The Arrowhead in the quest log in order to see this dialogue
Gwen: "What's that you've found? Wait...that's one of Keiran's arrowheads! He always used to fashion his own; he said that they worked better that way..."
Gwen: "If we use that...maybe the scrying pool can show us what happened. I can only hope. But...we may need more. I think I have just the thing."
Gwen: "I have one of Keiran's bows. Gods willing, it will be enough. Come and speak with me when you're ready to take it."

Dialogue 10 - Keiran's alive[edit]

After completion of Auspicious Beginnings
Gwen: "K-Keiran? He's alive! Thank the Six, I was..."
Gwen: "I was so worried that I'd lost someone else close to me. I don't think I could stand going through that pain again."
Gwen: "But...where is he now? And why isn't he here? And...and...wait! Who is that with him?"
Gwen: "I need to know more! Please, I know I've asked a lot of you in the past, but I know that I can trust you with this. It's important."
Gwen: "Please find Keiran, or find some trace of where he has gone!"

Dialogue 11 - Helpful Keiran[edit]

After completion of A Vengeance of Blades
Gwen: "So Keiran has been helping this girl deal with the White Mantle...but why?"
Gwen: "He's so...irritating! He wants to help everyone, but he just doesn't understand, does he?"
Gwen: "He can't be everywhere. By helping her, he's hurting me."
Gwen: "But look at him right now. He looks kind of happy, doesn't he? Did we ever look like that?"
Gwen: "How could we have? I was always so busy pushing him away..."

Dialogue 12 - Keiran's changed[edit]

After completion of Shadows in the Jungle
Gwen: "Something about him has changed. This isn't the...always doting, sometimes insufferable Keiran. He was always trying too hard."
Gwen: "And now he's...I don't know where. But he's not here. Have I lost another person I'm close to? How much more can I stand to lose?"
Gwen: "How can people stand to let someone get close to them, when it's so simple for life to come and take it all away?"
Gwen: "Is this the kind of person I want to be? Shutting myself off and being afraid to expose my feelings. Maybe happiness is better than feeling nothing at all. Maybe it's worth the pain."
Gwen: "If he can change, then maybe...maybe I can change, too."

Dialogue 13 - Keiran: the sweet fool[edit]

After completion of Rise
Gwen: "Keiran, Keiran...you brash, idiotic, persistent, childish...sweet fool."
Gwen: "He's out there somewhere, and he's looking for me."
Gwen: "This time...this time I'm going to meet him halfway. That's the only way this is going to work."
Gwen: "Please help me find him. I need to see him once more...there's something I have to tell him!"

Dialogue 14 - Keiran's proposal[edit]

After completion of Reunion
Gwen: "Keiran, what is it? You aren't being your usual happy-go-lucky self."
Keiran Thackeray: "Gwen, there's something that I need to ask you. I know we've had our ups and downs. Well, at times it has felt like mostly downs."
Keiran Thackeray: "And yet, something has always drawn me back to you, despite your indifference. No matter how hard I tried to make you smile, you would always resist. At first I was dismayed, frustrated."
Keiran Thackeray: "But I gradually came to take it as a challenge. I believed that someday I was going to get through to you, no matter what. I tried harder and harder, to no avail. But somewhere along the way I realized something."
Keiran Thackeray: "You weren't the challenge I had to overcome; I needed to get through to myself. I wasn't going to win your heart with simple pleasantries. I needed to be a better man, a stronger one."
Keiran Thackeray: "So I walked a different path: I led others and inspired them to victory, all because I found faith in myself. But I was only able to choose this path because I knew it would always lead me back to you."
Gwen: "Keiran, I don't know what to say to that."
Keiran Thackeray: " Then I'll help you find the words. Say either yes or no...because I'm asking if you will marry me."
Gwen: "W-Wait. Marry you? What makes you think that I'd... What about the...or what if I..."
Gwen: "You impossible idiot! Putting me at a loss for words! I don't know what it is about you, but you get under my skin. Into my head. And somehow...I think...into my heart."
Gwen: "So...yes. Fine, yes. I'll marry you. Someone has to take care of you. I don't...ever want you disappearing on me like that again."
Keiran Thackeray: "Then I will stay right here by your side."
Gwen: "Well, you can leave me long enough to go and get yourself cleaned up. I'm not going to marry you looking like you just crawled out of a hole. Oh , and Keiran?"
Keiran Thackeray: "What is it?"
Gwen: "You better not put your hair back in that stupid ponytail. I've never liked that thing."
Keiran Thackeray: "W-What?"
Gwen: "Go!"

Dialogue 15 - A Norn to the rescue![edit]

Gwen: "Whenever I thought about weddings as a child, I always thought of how beautiful they were. I never realized that they take so much work. Argh!"
Gwen: "People are constantly nagging: When is it? When's the date? Where's it going to be? No, you can't do this. That's not proper. No, that can't be there."
Gwen: "Oh, let's run away! Let's forget about all this and go somewhere quiet and secluded for the ceremony. When we come back, we'll already be married."
Gwen: "Maybe then people would stop pestering us. Thinking of... Keiran. Has that Norn been standing there this whole time?"
Valgar Tempestcrafter: "Ha! You must be an excellent hunter to have seen through my camouflage. I came here as soon as I heard that my friend Keiran had returned. I wish to hear his epic tale!"
Valgar Tempestcrafter: "But now I find my good friend in trouble, facing insurmountable odds. What a challenge this wedding must be! A challenge fit only for a legendary Norn. Very well, leave this to me!"
Gwen: "What just happened?"

Dialogue 16 - A successful hunt[edit]

After completion of Norn Catering.
Brartak the Glutton: "What have you caught today, my small friends? I could smell the uncooked flesh of your prey from outside the hall! It makes me hunger!"
<character name>: "Oh, nothing fancy. Just a prime Tyrannus from deep within the treacherous jungles of the South, a particularly elusive Black Moa from the shadows of the Echovald Forest, and a few Mirage Ibogas (at the perfect stage of ripeness, might I add) from the Garden of Seborhin in Vabbi."
Helga the Cub: "You managed to travel across three continents, hunt these great beasts, and return here in such a short time? Quite impressive! I wish I could hunt as well as you..."
Lieutenant Thackeray: "And you doubted me when I told you who would be hunting!"
Brartak the Glutton: "All I said was that, if you were looking for replacements for your clan, selecting a mighty Norn would make more sense."
Helga the Cub: "He selected those closest to him and his bride. There's more to families than just hunting, despite what my father may say!"
Brartak the Glutton: "Yes, I suppose you're right. Come now, we must bring this food to Olafstead so we can prepare it for the feast."
Helga the Cub: "Fine, but I'm carrying the catch this time. I don't want the food to arrive with teeth marks like before."
Brartak the Glutton: "I am a firm believer that cooking is an optional step in the consumption process."

Dialogue 17 - The wedding[edit]

Olaf Olafson: "Among our people, it is a great honor for an individual to stand above all others, to be recognized as the best at their life's calling. But it is perhaps a greater honor to find the person who is your equal: the one who matches your every move, who you can never overshadow, and who you would never want to."
Olaf Olafson: "To join with the one worthy of sharing in our hunt is a rare and blessed occasion, and we have gathered here today to witness such a union."
Olaf Olafson: "Witness before you Keiran Thackeray. Who here will stand before Bear to speak for his courage?"
Valgar Tempestcrafter: "I will. I have stood beside Keiran Thackeray in battle and witnessed his bravery. If not for his cunning, my tale would have surely met its final chapter at the hands of the deadly Three-Tailed Devourer."
Olaf Olafson: "Witness before you Gwen. Who here will stand before Bear to speak for her courage?"
<character name>: "I will."
Olaf Olafson
Yes Gwen has stood against the Flame Legion.
Yes Gwen has survived the Searing
Yes Gwen has put up with Keiran
Choice 1
Gwen has stood against the Flame Legion
<character name>: "Gwen has stood against the Flame Legion, the greatest threat to her homeland. She has persevered and has won great victories in a war against superior forces."
Olaf Olafson: "A worthy accomplishment, indeed. That resolve will be of great use as you tackle greater challenges...together."
Choice 2
Gwen has survived the Searing
<character name>: "Gwen has survived the Searing, the greatest tragedy to befall Ascalon. She did not break, but took strength from this misfortune and became the proud warrior that she is today."
Olaf Olafson: "To survive, it took great cunning and the will to better herself. Let these attributes inspire you to greater heights, that your combined tales may be glorious."
Choice 3
Gwen has put up with Keiran
<character name>: "Gwen has put up with Keiran for this long; if she can do that, then nothing can come between them."
Olaf Olafson: "Ha! It is perhaps the greatest burden to suffer the company of another. This must truly be love."
The Vows
Olaf Olafson: "On this day, their hunt becomes the same. Let there never be a battle where your back is left open; let there never be a night without one to stand guard."
Olaf Olafson: "Keiran Thackeray, when your last arrow has flown, will you still have the strength to stand beside Gwen?"
Keiran Thackeray: "I will. Whatever may come, I will be her strength when she has none left to give.
Olaf Olafson: "Gwen, when your last illusion has shattered, will you have the strength to stand beside Keiran?"
Gwen: "I will. If we've managed to come this far together, then we can overcome anything."
Olaf Olafson: "Then the story of your new life together starts now. May your love be as the flame that forever rages against the eternal winter. Let your tale be a worthy one that passes down through the ages! May you share in all the glory and the hardships, the joys and the sorrows, and the adventures that are yet to come."
Olaf Olafson: "Most importantly, let us share a drink in celebration!"
After the wedding
Gwen: "When I was a little girl, I often dreamed of what my wedding would be like..."
Keiran Thackeray: "And was it anything like this?"
Gwen: "Not in the slightest. Nor are you who I thought I would end up with."
Keiran Thackeray: "Hey!"
Gwen: "But that's just the thing. This isn't about what I thought I wanted. It's about what I need."
Gwen: "And what I need is you. Thank you for not giving up on me."
Keiran Thackeray: "I would never. For as long as I draw breath, I am yours. As long as the stars..."
Olaf Olafson: "Hey! Lovebirds! *hic* Why not give us a kiss?"
Gwen: "Oh, by the Six. Forget it! Some things are meant to be private. Come on, Keiran, let's get out of here."
Keiran Thackeray: "As you will, My love. From this day forth, we travel together!"