I am Pavlovscat. Until now, my role has been behind the scenes doing research and keeping The Circle’s copious files organized and accessible. This is my closest involvement thus far with a live mi... Read more
Digital Nightfall (Daniel Todd)
director; original concept, writing; dialogue & books; level design; ambient music/sound; automap
co-director; event & puzzle design, interactive dialogue systems, quest design & setup
ivory rose design & layout, primary mission architecture
R Soul (Robin Collier)
event & puzzle setup, conversations setup, 1.14 version patch with NewDark fixes and enhancements
event & puzzle design, writing; dialogue & books, enemy patrols
I am Pavlovscat. Until now, my role has been behind the scenes doing research and keeping The Circle’s copious files organized and accessible. This is my closest involvement thus far with a live mission, and it is a crucial one.
Lord Raputo is in an excellent position to destroy the Circle of Stone and Shadow, ruin all of Master Nightfall’s work and kill any known or suspected agents of the Circle. My part is to ensure that information is accurate and accessible to the team who will be working against this threat.
The Ivory Rose Casino and Gentlemen’s Club is the key piece in controlling the district of Three Gates Bridge. Raputo must not be allowed to purchase the Ivory Rose.
I have done as much as I can, but still much remains uncertain. One of Master Nightfall’s associates, Lady Antonette, has agreed to serve as a distraction during the discussion of bids for the Casino. Without her aid, Raputo would have an easy purchase with no competition. I hope she can do this without arousing suspicion, but I fear that there is nothing she can do besides delay him with her charms; she has no hope against Raputo’s wealth.
However, the factor that has me the most concerned is the agent Dante. He has been with us since last winter, but this will be his first mission as part of a team. Sheam feels he is ready. Master Nightfall trusts Sheam, and so I must as well. Still, I cannot help but worry what an inexperienced agent might do in a stressful situation like this one.
I have done all that I can for now. The fate of the whole Circle may very well be in Dante’s hands.
The Story Thus Far…
Three seasons have passed since the late winter’s night when a small inn in a remote corner of The City was host to the Scepter Owner’s Society, and was infiltrated by the amateur thief Dante at the behest of the mysterious Master Nightfall, founder of The Circle of Stone and Shadow. Since then, Dante has worked slowly through the ranks of The Circle, gaining the trust of those around him. Now, as the cold of winter once again grips The City, he stands ready to join the highest ranking agents in the organization, the Material Components (MCs), captained by Sheam and under the direct command of Master Nightfall himself.
Meanwhile, the face of The City is changing. The old factions splinter and quarrel amongst themselves. In these troubled, uncertain times, the Wardens thrive. Emboldened, they work in broad strokes, manipulating the powers of The City as so many pieces on a chessboard. However, in their bloated expansion to fill the power void left by the decline of other factions, frictions have turned to conflicts. War has broken out amongst them. Lord Raputo, one of the most powerful wardens, has turned his eyes upon The Circle and Master Nightfall. Sensing a threat far greater than that of a petty crime lord, he struck out at once to smite Nightfall, and found his suspicions to be very well founded. Raputo’s territory and resources are vast, and they surround Nightfall’s tiny foothold in Hightowne, but Nightfall’s alliances are firm and his organization holds many powerful secrets.
In a laboratory deep below The Circle’s territory, the mad Doctor Hallming works. The MCs deliver him goods, stolen from the powerful factions of The City which he uses to fuel his experiments, and he in turn supplies them with inventions. Now, his latest creation, stolen from the hands of The Mechanist, Karras himself, is finally ready to be used.
It is at the collision of these threads that Mission X begins, at the northern gate to The Ivory Rose Casino in the small district of Three Gates Bridge; a pivotal strategic point in the war between the wardens. Armed with the creations of Doctor Hallming, the MCs and their newest addition, Dante, set in motion a plan to defeat Lord Raputo’s designs for The Circle’s destruction.
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