Yesterday I was wading through quests in the North Burbs when I came across the quest giver Brother Dole. Though he didn’t have an AP quest for me, he did offer a recipe that I didn’t have “North Burbs Tea”. I had all the materials he asked for in the vault so I figured, “hey, why not, easy recipe quest”.

I gathered the sage leaves he wanted from my vault, rushed back and turned in the quest. On a side note, this tea is actually pretty helpful in leveling cooking because it only requires Sage Leaves and Tainted Water. Another bonus.

Of course here is the interesting part, when I turned in the quest the quest text read:

“When you drink this, think on Brother Dole, and remember that he was your friend.”

Those words gave me pause. Mostly because the quest giver is an elderly gentleman. A lightbearer yes, but elderly none the less. In my mind it’s kind of a ceremony of offering wisdom to the younger. Here is a way saying, I may not be here but you will be, so take this and in using it, remember me.

Safe to say I made a batch and it’s hanging out in my bike’s inventory.

I think the purpose of the quest, for the game team, was just trying to get across the type of people the Lightbearers are. To me though, it’s another one of those surreal moments in gaming where you come across a quest, no matter how big or how small, that just leaves you thinking.

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