Harvey Maylor

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Overview

Harvey Maylor
Harvey Maylor.jpg
Tabloid editor
Zone Peregrine Island
Coordinates (157, 0, -3364)
Level Range 45-50
Introduced By == Level 40-44 ==
Madeleine Casey
== Level 45-50 ==
Crimson
Maria Jenkins
Unai Kemen
Introduces None
Enemy Groups

Badge villain carnival.png Carnival of Shadows
Badge villain malta.png Malta Operatives
Badge villain praetorians.png Praetorians

Badge villain devouring.png Devouring Earth
Badges Badge tourist 01.png Shrouded Badge
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Harvey Maylor is a hero contact in the Mera Heights neighborhood of Peregrine Island at coordinates (157, 0, -3364). Harvey Maylor is a Magic origin contact. His level range is 45-50.

Contents

Introductions

Contact Introduced By

Level 40-44

Level 45-50

Contact Introduces

  • None

Information

Tabloid editor

As the editor of The Paragon Tattler, Harvey Maylor is a man always looking for a story. After all, when the Paragon Times is reporting on the giant demon roaming the old Astoria cemetery, what's left for a tabloid to print? Harvey fulfills his journalistic responsibilities by leaning heavily on the broad shoulders of his hero friends. Hero-authored columns sell papers, and photos of super-powered shenanigans make a great front page. He's willing to accommodate his hero sources, either putting them in the spotlight or carefully protecting their identities. As a result, he usually has a claim on the strangest scoop in town.

Prior to Introduction

I really think you ought to be talking to Active Contact.

Initial Contact

Hey there hero! Let's see if we can dig up some dirt on these clowns from the Carnival of Shadows and bury them with it.

Greeting

  • What news?
  • Heya!
  • You are not going to believe this.

Too Busy

I think you have some stuff to take care of already, Character.

Too Low Level

What I've got lined up needs someone of at least Security Level 49.

No More Missions

I don't have anything more for you, check out your other contacts.

Store

  • Inspirations (Luck, Catch a Breath, Enrage)
  • Level 45 Magic Single Origin Enhancements (200% base costs)

For you, my friend, I have the best Enhancements. You got news, you call me, hear?

Here are some more Enhancements for my good friend, Character.

  • Level 50 Magic Single Origin Enhancements (200% base costs)

Story Arc

E ICON MeritToken.png Merit Rewards: This activity awards 49 Reward Merits.

Upon the Psychic Plane (49-50)

Souvenir

Vanessa DeVore's mask

It all started when Harvey Maylor came to you for help. One of his reporters, Ellie Weissman, had been kidnapped by the Carnival. You went to her office and found the Carnival trying to dispose of her notes. You were only able to save one thing: an appointment calendar that listed a meeting with Percy Winkley of the Midnight Squad.

After obtaining the location of his secret library from Maria Jenkins, you paid Mr. Winkley a visit. You arrived just in time to rescue him from some Carnival goons. He told you that he had spoken to Ellie about some bracelets called the Bands of Shu. He also gave you a mental monocle that would allow you to pluck Ellie's current whereabouts from the minds of the carnies.

You took to the streets and returned with knowledge of Ellie's location.

She was being held in an old warehouse. You ventured there, and managed to free her from the Carnival. She told you about her investigation into the Bands' power. She seemed to believe they could help you fight the Carnival.

To recover the Bands, you had to go up against the Malta Group, who were keeping the bracelets locked away in one of their bases.

Then you had to empower them. You brought the Bands into contact with some Devouring Earth creatures to anchor them in this reality. Then you faced the Praetorians while wearing them, in order to give the Bands a taste of that which lies beyond this world. Lastly, you brought them to Sister Psyche to complete the ritual.

With the Bands empowered, you were ready to set foot on the psychic plane for the first time. You journeyed there and uncovered three of Vanessa's memories: some travel guides to Italy, a porcelain mask, and a pile of bones belonging to a woman named Giovanna Scaldi.

Giovanna Scaldi had to be important, but you didn't know how. You went back to the psychic plane, but this time you were unable to learn anything. Vanessa had found a way to protect her memories.

Harvey suggested you turn to Sister Psyche for help. You brought the mental monocle to her, and she was able to greatly amplify its power.

The next time you went to the psychic plane, you were able to use the monocle to summon forth a memory of Vanessa in her younger days. She told you about her first trip to Venice, where she found a lovely porcelain mask.

It was enough to pique your curiosity, and you went back to learn more. The next time you encountered a memory of Vanessa, she told you about the first and only time she put on the mask. When she put it on, the mind of Giovanna Scaldi flooded into hers. It seemed that Giovanna was an old Venetian criminal who had preserved her life by putting her soul into the mask. Terrified, Vanessa packed away the mask and vowed never to wear it again.

You and Harvey agreed: you had to know more. You went back to the psychic plane, where you encountered one last reflection of Vanessa. She told you that She had put on the mask in order to use its powers to battle the Rikti. She succeeded, but she was never again separate from Giovanna.

Harvey had a bold idea. If you could defeat Giovanna upon the psychic plane, Vanessa might be freed. You went again to Sister Psyche, who modified the monocle once more. Now you could use it to draw forth the soul of Giovanna. You did so, and defeated the mighty villain on the psychic plane.

You were hopeful that Vanessa and her minions had now been freed from Giovanna's psychic grip. You went to one of their hideouts, but learned that your hopes had been in vain. The Carnival was still going strong, with Vanessa holding the reigns. Apparently she had learned much from her time with Giovanna.

You had come to sympathize with Vanessa, but you knew she had to be stopped. You used the mental monocle to uncover her whereabouts, then went to her hideout and defeated her. Vanessa DeVore is currently serving time in the Zigursky Prison, under the watch of several talented telepaths. It is unknown whether her mental powers are strong enough to subvert their control.

Find Ellie Weissman

Briefing

I need your help desperately! One of my reporters has been kidnapped! Her name's Ellie Weissman, and she's a real sweet girl. Young, smart, talented. I've known her since she was a kid. Her apartment was ransacked by the Carnival this morning, and there's no sign of her anymore! Will you help me find Ellie? If anything happens to her, I'll never be able to look her father in the eye again.

Mission Acceptance

Ellie was working on a feature about mystical artifacts. I don't know if that's what she set the Carnival off, but you should head over to the Tattler and take a look at her notes.

Unnecessary Solicitation

I'm really hoping Ellie's notes can tell us why the Carnival went after her.

Mission Objective(s)

A picture of a startlingly young Harvey Maylor beams at you from the wall.

  • Defeat all carnies in office
    • Find Ellie's notes

You defeated the Carnival and found Ellie Weissman's notebook.

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Ellie's appointment calendar
This appointment calendar lists several appointments in Ellie's neat, crisp shorthand. The final meeting is circled in red pen. It reads:

Percy Winkley
Secret Library
Wear comfortable shoes.

Enemies

Badge villain carnival.png Carnival of Shadows

Debriefing

I just broke the news about Ellie's disappearance to her parents; let me tell you, that was rough. I can't even get worked up about the Tattler office being trashed. I just want to find my reporter! Maybe that appointment calendar you found can help us pick up her trail.

Ask Maria Jenkins about the secret library

Briefing

According to this appointment calendar you found, Ellie met with a Percy Winkley right before she was kidnapped. Perhaps this Mr. Winkley can tell us more about the situation. Trouble is, the only address we have is 'secret library'. I think I know someone who may be able to clear up that mystery. Will you go ask Maria Jenkins about the secret library? She's been around the block a few times; she knows more than most people might guess.

Mission Acceptance

I appreciate your help. We're like a family at the Tattler; if we can't find Ellie, things will never be the same.

Talk to Maria Jenkins

Unnecessary Solicitation

Maria Jenkins might know where that secret library is.

Mission Objective(s)

  • Talk to Maria Jenkins

Briefing

Normally, I'd never divulge the secret of the Midnight Squad's underground library. But I've heard good things about you. I'll tell you where it is, but I expect you to keep this information private.


Find Percy Winkley

Unnecessary Solicitation

Percy Winkley was the last person Ellie met with before her disappearance. Maybe he can tell us what happened to her!

Mission Objective(s)

You've heard that the Midnight Squad has a network of secret libraries hidden beneath the city. Their resources are truly staggering.

  • Find Percy Winkley

You rescued Percy Winkley from the Carnival of Shadows!

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Percy Winkley's story
When you rescued Percy Winkley from the Carnival of Shadows, he told you:

'Yes, Ellie Weissman interviewed me for her article on ancient artifacts. Ninety percent of her material was bunk, but she was convinced that she had a real story. She kept asking me for details on the Bands of Shu. my friends, the Bands are nothing but a pair of old copper bracelets! They have no mystical power whatsoever!'

'I can't enlighten you about the Carnival's motives, but I may be able to help you find your friend. Here's a mental monocle. It can read whatever thoughts are uppermost in another's mind; I usually break it out for laughs at parties.'

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Mental monocle
This fascinating device is one of the Midnight Squad's many strange artifacts. While wearing it, you can read the uppermost thoughts in a person's mind.

Enemies

Badge villain carnival.png Carnival of Shadows

Debriefing

So, Ellie was asking about these Bands of Shu before she was kidnapped, eh? I wonder if they might be more powerful than the Midnight Squad realizes. I'll bet anything the Carnival kidnapped Ellie to keep her from learning more about the Bands. Now that you have that mental monocle, maybe we can get her back.

Question the carnies about the missing reporter

Briefing

Thanks to Percy Winkley's mental monocle, we should be able to get some straight answers out of the Carnival. The monocle will allow you to read whatever thoughts are uppermost in the Carnies minds. So just keep questioning them about my missing reporter, and don't stop until you find an answer! You can usually find carnies making mischief on Peregrine Island.

Mission Acceptance

As soon as we get Ellie back safely, we can find out more about her investigation into the Bands of Shu. I'm certain that's what prompted the Carnival to go after her!

Unnecessary Solicitation

Ellie's a dear friend, Character. Don't let me down on this one.

Mission Objective(s)

  • Question carnies about Ellie
    • Defeat 65 Carnies

You were able to pluck Ellie's current location from the mind of one of the carnies.

Enemies

Badge villain carnival.png Carnival of Shadows

Debriefing

Thank heaven, Character, you did it! You found out where the Carnival's keeping Ellie! Now you just have to go in there and get her out!

Rescue Ellie

Briefing

We've got all the information we need. It's time to stop pussyfooting around. I want you to get over to that Carnival hideout and rescue Ellie. I'll be counting the minutes until you're back.

Mission Acceptance

Ellie got into trouble by investigating a story for my paper. That makes me responsible for her safety.

Unnecessary Solicitation

You're Ellie's only hope, Character. Find her!

Mission Objective(s)

Your trained nose detects a subtle aroma of Chanel No. 5.

  • Rescue Ellie Weissman

You rescued Ellie Weissman from the Carnival of Shadows.

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Ellie Weissman's story
When you rescued Ellie Weissman from the Carnival of Shadows, she told you:

'Nobody takes the Tattler seriously, Character, but sometimes we come up with some amazing stories. Like the Bands of Shu. Even the Midnight Squad didn't believe that they have the power to transport a human being to the psychic plane. But I did some checking, and it's all true! It's a complicated ritual, but I believe it can be done!'

Enemies

Badge villain carnival.png Carnival of Shadows

Notable NPCs

Debriefing

I don't know how to thank you enough for rescuing my reporter. Ellie's safe at home now, and I don't think I've ever been more grateful. She's got a lot to tell us about her investigation into the Bands of Shu. She seems to think they might be instrumental in taking on the Carnival.

Get the Bands of Shu from the Malta Group

Briefing

You have my eternal gratitude for rescuing Ellie from the Carnival of Shadows. She's told me a lot about her investigation into the Bands of Shu, and, from what she says, there's a good chance the Bands could help us defeat the Carnival of Shadows. There's only one problem. The Bands are currently held by the Malta Group; they're among the many artifacts the group has locked up for study. I need you to go and get them.

Mission Acceptance

The Malta Group wants to control anyone and anything with even the merest whiff of super powers. Don't underestimate them.

Unnecessary Solicitation

The Bands of Shu are important, Character. They could really help us fight the Carnival.

Mission Objective(s)

The Malta Group's alarm system is subtle, but you notice the click as the security camera zooms in on your face.

  • Recover the Bands of Shu

You found the Bands of Shu!

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The Bands of Shu
According to Percy Winkley, these ancient Egyptian bracelets are of no interest to anyone but archaeologists. The Band's carvings have a certain charm, and your eye is drawn to one figure seated upon a throne. Her hands are lifted above her head; draped over them is the star-studded body of the goddess Nut, who represents the sky.

Enemies

Badge villain malta.png Malta Operatives

Debriefing

My, those Bands certainly are unique. Kind of pretty, too. Ellie's been looking into them, and she thinks they may help us take the fight to Vanessa DeVore where she really lives: on the psychic plane!

Empower the Bands of Shu

Briefing

I'm impressed, Character. You managed to get the Bands of Shu away from those Malta goons. The trouble is, right now, they're useless. In order to take you to the psychic plane, the bands ave to be empowered. Ellie's researched the ritual involved, but it's going to be a toughie.

First, you'll need to bring the bands into contact with a powerful, but primitive creature. That should anchor you in this reality, so you don't lose yourself on the psychic plane. Then, you'll need to bring them into contact with an extra-dimensional entity. That'll give them the power they need to transport you to another plane of existence. And, finally, you'll have to bring them to Sister Psyche to complete the ritual.

Mission Acceptance

Good luck, Character. This is a big task, but I think you're up to it.

Defeat all creatures in cave

Unnecessary Solicitation

You need to bring those bands into contact with as many Devouring Earth creatures as you can.

Mission Objective(s)

The earthly smell of the Devouring Earth creatures is heavy in this cave.

  • Defeat all creatures in cave

You have completed the first part of the ritual.

Enemies

Badge villain devouring.png Devouring Earth

Defeat all villains in area

Unnecessary Solicitation

The bands have been anchored in our reality. Now you have to give them a taste of what's outside it.

Mission Objective(s)

The Praetorians are an inexplicable lot to you. Their embrace of tyranny is truly staggering.

  • Defeat all villains in area

You have completed the second portion of the ritual.

Enemies

Badge villain praetorians.png Praetorians

Notes

Take Bands to Sister Psyche

Unnecessary Solicitation

Now all you need is a powerful mind to wrap up the ritual. You know who's got the beefiest brain in town, don'tcha?

Mission Objective(s)

  • Take Bands to Sister Psyche

Debriefing

Ah, yes; it is a simple matter to complete this ritual. It's sort of like flipping a mental switch. Yes. There you are.

The Bands of Shu are now empowered with the essence of the Egyptian goddess, Shu. It was she who kept the sky and the Earth separate. What most do not know is that she also held the task of keeping different planes of existence from folding into one another. By wearing her Bands, you can manipulate those planes and walk among them as you will.


Debriefing

I knew you had it in you, Character. You've empowered the bands of Shu. Now you can use them to take you to the Psychic plane and battle the Carnival there. Are you ready for that?

Go to the psychic plane and learn whatever you can about the Carnival of Shadows

Briefing

Sister Psyche explained to me; let's see if I've got it straight. Vanessa DeVore has been psychically dominating so many people for years, that her mind is spread out all across the psychic plane. In a way, you're going to be literally roaming around in her brain, batting her mental defenses. You're going to be a pioneer. Vanessa may be able to erect barriers to wall off some of her thoughts, but I need you to learn whatever you can about her and the Carnival of Shadows.

Mission Acceptance

Sister Psyche has set up what she calls a 'mental gateway' in a nearby office building. She says it's all about perception; all I know is, it'll get you where you're going.

Unnecessary Solicitation

Have you learned anything that might help us against the Carnival?

Mission Objective(s)

You can't help doubting the effectiveness of Sister Psyche's mental gateway, but it seems to work like a charm.

  • Seek clues on psychic plane
    • 3 memories to uncover

You have recovered some interesting memories from Vanessa DeVore's mind.

Enemies

Badge villain carnival.png Carnival of Shadows

These books belonged to a young Vanessa DeVore.

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Books
While adventuring on the psychic plane, you plucked the memory of these books from Vanessa DeVore's mind. You were able to sense that they belonged to her when she was young, before she came into her awe-inspiring mental powers. Several of the books are travel guides to Italy.

These bones belong to a woman named Giovanna Scaldi.

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Pile of bones
While adventuring on the psychic plane, you plucked the memory of this pile of bones from Vanessa DeVore's mind. You were able to sense that the bones belong to someone named Giovanna Scaldi, but you have no idea who she was.

This exquisite porcelain mask is hundreds of years old.

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Porcelain mask
While adventuring on the psychic plane, you plucked the memory of this mask from Vanessa DeVore's mind. The mask was of exquisite quality, far more delicate than those worn by the Carnival's rank and file. You were able to sense that it was nearly four hundred years old.

Debriefing

Wow, it sounds like you learned a lot while you were adventuring on the psychic plane. I can't begin to understand the significance of all the memories you've uncovered. The one that really puzzles me is this Giovanna Scaldi. Who was she? Why are her bones rattling around inside Vanessa's head? I think she must be important to the Carnival, but it's impossible to say how. Character, I think you're going to have to go back.

Go back to the psychic plane

Briefing

Your first journey on the psychic plane was fruitful, Character. So fruitful that I'm sending you back. We need to know more about this Giovanna Scaldi you found traces of in Vanessa DeVore's memory. I couldn't find any mention of her in public records. I think there's only one way to find out who she really was.

Mission Acceptance

Sister Psyche set up another mental gateway for you. This one's in an old cave.

Unnecessary Solicitation

Have you learned anything more about this Giovanna Scaldi?

Mission Objective(s)

As you enter the psychic plane, you feel a tingle on the back of your neck. Or rather, the psychic projection of the back of your neck.

  • Defeat all minions on plane

You weren't able to learn anything from Vanessa's mind.

Enemies

Badge villain carnival.png Carnival of Shadows

Notable NPCs

Debriefing

You weren't able to learn anything on the psychic plane? It sounds like Vanessa DeVore found a way to shield her memories from you. We'll have to see what can be done about that.

Take the mental monocle to Sister Psyche

Briefing

You remember that mental monocle Percy Winkley gave you, the one that helped you find my missing reporter, Ellie? Well, I hung onto it. I thought it might come in handy some day. Anyway, I just spoke with Sister Psyche, and she thinks she can modify it for you. We know Vanessa DeVore's found some way to shield her memories from you. Perhaps with Sister Psyche's help, we can change that. Will you take the monocle to her?

Mission Acceptance

Sister Psyche may be the most talented woman I know.

Unnecessary Solicitation

Sister Psyche can modify that mental monocle for us. Then we may be able to learn more about Vanessa Devore's memories.

V archetypeicon stalker.png Ambush! There is a Carnival ambush after you accept this mission.

Mission Objective(s)

  • Take monocle to Sister Psyche

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Mental monocle
This is the mental monocle that enabled you to read the thoughts of the carnies and locate the missing reporter, Ellie Weissman. Sister Psyche believes she can modify it, making it powerful enough to draw out the thoughts of Vanessa DeVore.

Briefing

Is this the monocle? Ah, yes, how charming. It uses a lens of celestial quartz to allow you to see into the minds of those nearby. Weak, but serviceable. I believe I can boost the power.

There. Now the monocle should allow you to read minds much more effectively. When you think of a particular subject, you can cause those nearby to think of that subject as well. This should let you plumb Vanessa DeVore's mind for more on this strange Giovanna Scaldi.


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Modified monocle
Sister Psyche has modified this mental monocle. It is now strong enough to enable you to draw out the thoughts of Vanessa DeVore.

Debriefing

Great! Now that Sister Psyche's worked her special talents on that mental monocle, you can go back to the psychic plane. We should be able to learn a lot more about Giovanna Scaldi's connection to Vanessa DeVore.

Go to the psychic plane and read Vanessa's thoughts

Briefing

All right, Character. Sister Psyche's done her thing, and that mental monocle is good to go. Once you get to the psychic plane, it should let you read Vanessa's thoughts. We need to find out more about this strange Giovanna Scaldi you found traces of within her memory. I really think she may be important.

Mission Acceptance

All this psychic plane stuff is a bit confusing for a simple man like me. I sure hope you're taking pictures.

Unnecessary Solicitation

We need to know more about what's going on in Vanessa's mind.

Mission Objective(s)

You're becoming used to the tingling sensation that means you've entered Vanessa's psychic domain.

  • Investigate Vanessa's memories

You uncovered Vanessa's memories of her younger days.

Enemies

Badge villain carnival.png Carnival of Shadows

Notable NPCs

  • Vanessa DeVore, 1998 (Non-Escort Hostage)
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Vanessa's memory
While journeying in the psychic plane, you found a memory of Vanessa's younger days. She told you:

'I had saved all year for my trip to Venice. I thought it would be a wonderful experience: art, culture, the Tuscan sun! I happened by a small antique shop, and that's where I found it. The mask. I can't wait to put it on!'

Debriefing

I had no idea Sister Psyche could make that mental monocle so powerful! You not only read Vanessa's mind, you actually summoned up an image of her younger self! Character! We have to know more!

Go back to the psychic plane to learn more about Vanessa's past

Briefing

We've learned a lot from your forays in the psychic plane. We've learned that, as recently as 1998, Vanessa was nothing more than a simple art student with barely enough cash to fun a trip to Venice. We've learned that the mask she wears is responsible for her rise to power, and we've also learned that this is somehow connected to the death of a woman named Giovanna Scaldi. It's a lot of information, Character, but it still lacks cohesion. You've got to learn more.

Mission Acceptance

While you're gone, I'm going to do some digging. I've had no luck finding a local record of Giovanna Scaldi, but perhaps the Venetian authorities can be of help.

Unnecessary Solicitation

You've learned a lot about the Carnival's origins. We just need to tie up the loose ends.

Mission Objective(s)

You were strangely affected by the vision of Vanessa's younger self you encountered on your last foray to the psychic plane. In a way, you're hoping you see her again.

  • Investigate Vanessa's memories

You uncovered Vanessa's memories of the mask that changed her forever.

Enemies

Badge villain carnival.png Carnival of Shadows

Notable NPCs

  • Vanessa DeVore, 2000 (Non-Escort Hostage)
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Vanessa's memory
While journeying in the psychic plane, you found a memory of Vanessa's younger days. She told you:

'I put the mask on once. Only once. And when I did, her mind flooded into mine. Giovanna's! Her soul was stored within the mask, and her psychic powers nearly allowed her to obliterate me completely. If I hadn't fainted, and dropped the mask from my face, that might have been the end of me! I packed the mask away and returned to Paragon City. I haven't touched it since.

Debriefing

While you were gone, I got on the horn to a records keeper over in Venice. It's true, Giovanna Scaldi was Venetian. She died mysteriously in 1698, while awaiting execution for various crimes. According to what you've recovered from Vanessa's memories, it sounds like she didn't die after all. Somehow, she put her soul into that porcelain mask. And when Vanessa put it on, three hundred years later, Giovanna nearly killed her.

There's still one thing I don't understand. According to Vanessa's memory, she put the mask away and planned never to use it again. So what happened to change her mind?

Go into the psychic plane once more

Briefing

According to the memories you've uncovered, Vanessa DeVore never planned to be evil. In fact, she sounds like a pleasant, innocent girl. What can I tell you, I'm a journalist. I have to see this story through to the end. Will you go into the psychic plane once more? There's more to learn here, we just have to figure out what!

Mission Acceptance

Just so we're clear. You are taking pictures. Right?

Unnecessary Solicitation

I want to know why Vanessa went bad.

Mission Objective(s)

You've become sympathetic toward the young, hopeful Vanessa DeVore. Just like Harvey Maylor, you have to know why she turned to evil.

  • Investigate Vanessa's memories

You uncovered Vanessa's memories of her partnership with Giovanna Scaldi.

Enemies

Badge villain carnival.png Carnival of Shadows

Notable NPCs

  • Vanessa DeVore, 2002 (Non-Escort Hostage)
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Vanessa's memory
While journeying in the psychic plane, you found a memory of Vanessa's younger days. She told you:

'I didn't plan to put the mask on again. Not ever! But then the Rikti came. I wanted to help fight them, and I knew that Giovanna had great psychic power.

So I did it. I put the mask on. And I helped coordinate the soldiers in the battle against the Rikti. Under my mental control, they were much more effective. I don't regret it, not one bit! I helped save this planet!

Debriefing

So, Vanessa DeVore put the mask on because she believed that it would help her defeat the Rikti. And it did, but at a price. She's unable to separate herself from the soul of Giovanna Scaldi who dwells within the mask. If this doesn't rate a cover story, I don't know what does.

Take the mental monocle back to Sister Psyche

Briefing

Bear with me, Character. I've got a theory. We know that Vanessa DeVore was just a humble art student, until she got mixed up with the mask containing the soul of Giovanna Scaldi. Well, what if we could defeat Giovanna herself, upon the psychic plane? Would Vanessa return to the way she used to be? It's a long shot, but I think it's worth trying. I'd like you to take that mental monocle back to Sister Psyche. Maybe she can figure out a way to make Giovanna appear.

Mission Acceptance

Maybe I'm crazy to think that there's hope for Vanessa yet. But it's the kind of crazy I want to be.

Take monocle to Sister Psyche

Unnecessary Solicitation

Sister Psyche needs to see that mental monocle.

Mission Objective(s)

  • Take monocle to Sister Psyche

Briefing

Certainly, I can adjust the monocle, if that's what you like. But are you sure you wish to face Giovanna Scaldi on the psychic plane? I can assure you, she will be most vicious. The immortal often are.

Very well, if you are determined, I will do as you ask. The monocle will now allow you to summon forth the soul of Giovanna Scaldi. Go forth and battle her, but be prepared for the worst.


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Modified mental monocle
Sister Psyche has altered your mental monocle once more. You can now use it to draw forth the psychic essence of Giovanna Scaldi.
Defeat Giovanna & her defenses
V archetypeicon stalker.png Ambush! You will be ambushed after Sister Psyche adjusts the mental monocle.

Unnecessary Solicitation

If you can beat Giovanna on the psychic plane, it may free Vanessa from her grip.

Mission Objective(s)

You feel a hot puff of air on your face; you could almost swear it was the breath of an angry, malevolent goddess.

  • Defeat Giovanna & her defenses

You defeated Giovanna Scaldi!

EdLetter.png Editor's Note:
  • Even though it isn't a stated mission objective, this mission cannot be completed until all enemies have been defeated.

Enemies

Badge villain carnival.png Carnival of Shadows

Notable NPCs

Debriefing

You did it, Character! You did it! You defeated the soul of Giovanna Scaldi! I can hardly believe it's true. With Giovanna gone, I truly believe the Carnival will dissolve. There'll be nothing to make Vanessa be evil anymore, and she can go back to her own life! It's like a dream come true!

Go to a carnie hideout and confirm that the Carnival is no more

Briefing

You've defeated Giovanna Scaldi, and with her, the evil seed that prompted the Carnival's creation. If my guess is correct, the Carnival is no more. I just need you to go to one of their warehouses and confirm that fact for me. Then we can start helping the displaced carnies put their lives back together. After years of being mentally dominated by Giovanna, they probably won't know where to start.

Mission Acceptance

I'm going to speak to the City Council about a medal for you, Character. Really. You deserve it.

Unnecessary Solicitation

I want to know exactly what's going on at that Carnival hideout.

Mission Objective(s)

The moment you step through the door, you hear a high-pitched, hyena-like laugh. And you know that Harvey Maylor was wrong.

  • Stop all villains in warehouse

You defeated the Carnival.

Enemies

Badge villain carnival.png Carnival of Shadows

Debriefing

I guess I was wrong, Character. Even with Giovanna defeated, the Carnival is still going strong. It makes me sad, to tell you the truth. After hearing your stories about the young Vanessa DeVore, I really hoped we could save her. But I guess we've got one more villain to go after.

Take the mental monocle back to the streets

Briefing

Vanessa's still out there somewhere, and we've got to take her down. I want you to take the mental monocle back to the streets, Character. We need to learn Vanessa's location.

Mission Acceptance

I really hoped we could save Vanessa DeVore. I guess you'll have to defeat her instead.

Learn Vanessa's whereabouts

Unnecessary Solicitation

We still don't know where to find Vanessa DeVore.

Mission Objective(s)

  • Learn Vanessa's whereabouts
    • Defeat 50 Carnies

From the mind of one of the carnies you defeated, you have plucked Vanessa DeVore's whereabouts.

Defeat Vanessa & her servants

Unnecessary Solicitation

You've got to go out there and defeat Vanessa DeVore.

Mission Objective(s)

After romping around in Vanessa DeVore's mind, you feel as though you know her. In some ways, you regret that you have to be the one to take her down.

  • Defeat Vanessa & her servants

You defeated Vanessa DeVore!

Enemies

Badge villain carnival.png Carnival of Shadows

Notable NPCs

Debriefing

Good work, Character. I really thought that Vanessa could be saved. Based on what you gleaned from her memories, it seems that she really was a good person, once upon a time. She even gave up control of her mind to help fight the Rikti Invasion!

But I guess enough power can twist any heart, even one steeped in good intentions. With Vanessa in prison, perhaps we can put a stop to the Carnival for good.

Missions

Rescue the party guests from the Carnival and the Malta Group

Note: This is usually the very first mission offered from Harvey Maylor.

Briefing

Hey, Character, ready to get to work? Good, because I've got some for you. I just heard that there's a party in a wrehouse over in Brickstown, and it's being attacked! Apparently the Carnival decided to crash the party, and the Malta Group showed up to contain the situtation. I doubt either group cares much about the survival of the guests. But I do. Can you rescue those party guests from the Carnival and the Malta Group?

Mission acceptance

The party's being thrown by a wealthy young socialite named Vanessa DeVore. She'd make a sweet interview.

Unnecessary soliciation

Those people at that party need your help!

Mission Objective(s)

A high quality stereo system continues to blast out a peppy dance number.

  • Defeat all villains at party
    • 3 party guests to rescue

You rescued the party guests from the Carnival and the Malta Group.

Enemies

Badge villain carnival.png Carnival of Shadows
Badge villain malta.png Malta Operatives

Notable NPCs

  • Vanessa DeVore (non-escort hostage)
  • Party guest x 2 (non-escort hostages)

NPC Text

Random dialogue:

Before combat:
Harlequin Fencer: "This is our party!"
Tactical Operative: "Madame, you are a menace."
Combat start:
Harlequin Fencer: "Everyone wants to spoil the fun!"
Tactical Operative: "Contain Character!"

When rescued:

Vanessa DeVore: "Aren't you the brave one?"
Party guest 1: "What happened and who the heck are you?"
Party guest 2: "Those guys sure seem cranky. They should mellow out."

Debriefing

Look, Character, Vanessa DeVore sent you a thank you note! Ain't that nice? She says:

'It was quite noble of you to rescue my guests and myself. I suppose I could have done it myself, but then I would not have had the pleasure of seeing you in action. I have wanted to meet face to face for some time; you see, it is strange at the heart of the Carnival. I am never alone, but I am often lonely.'

Do you realize what this means? Vanessa DeVore is the Carnival's leader. When the Malta Group invaded her party, she posed as one of the victims to escape!


Stop the violence

Briefing

I just heard that there's been an attack on the New Wave Art Gallery by the Carnival of Shadows. The gallery is premiering a new artist, Penelope Marx, so it's packed with people. I need you to get over there right away and stop the violence. If you can find out why the Carnival is interested in that gallery, that's be a big plus.

Mission Acceptance

Penelope Marx just showed up on the art scene, but right now she's the hottest thing going. People say she has some wealthy patron, but nobody knows who.

Unnecessary Solicitation

There are still people in danger over at that gallery.

Mission Objective(s)

An ice sculpture of a swan has toppled from the snack table; its throat has been broken in two.

  • Rescue gallery patrons
    • 6 people to save

You rescued the gallery patrons from the Carnival.

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Penelope Marx's story
When you rescued Penelope Marx, she told you:

'Thank goodness you came! I wouldn't want to get killed, just when I got my first gallery show! I never thought I'd get off my feet in the art world, not until my patron started helping me. She's never revealed her name, and we only correspond by e-mail. But she pays for all my supplies, and she got me this show.'

Enemies
Badge villain carnival.png Carnival of Shadows

Notables NPCs

  • Gallery owner (Non-Escort Captive)
  • 4x Gallery patron (Non-Escort Captive)
  • Penelope Marx (Non-Escort Captive)

Debriefing

You got another letter from Vanessa DeVore. She writes:

'I must thank you for your part in our little publicity stunt. As I predicted, the price for Marx's work has risen through the roof.
Thanks a million,
'V'

It sounds like Vanessa DeVore is Penelope Marx's mysterious patron. I knew Vanessa had strong ideas about art, but I never thought she'd endanger people just for a publicity stunt!

Get the paintings back from the Carnival

Briefing

There was a break in last night at the Paragon City Museum. Only one thing was taken: a priceless da Vinci codex. The guards weren't harmed; they were found in their office, laughing it up while watching cilps from the elevator security tapes. Who do we know who has a sick sense of humor and a penchant for old Italian artists? That's right, Vanessa DeVore. I'll bet you dollars to doughnuts she's got those paintings. Now someone has to get them back.

Mission Acceptance

I have to admit, I've always been a da Vinci fan. His journals are worth tens of millions these days; don't let this one slip away.

Unnecessary Solicitation

I promised the museum they'd have that codex back, good as new.

Mission Objective(s)

A stunning blue and green Matisse hangs on the wall. It looks as though this office has been fitted out as Vanessa DeVore's personal art gallery.

  • Defeat Ring Mistress & her crew
    • Find the da Vinci codex

You defeated the Carnival and recovered the da Vinci codex.

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Da Vinci codex
As you page through this ancient manuscript, you're charmed by da Vinci's eloquent illustrations. A drawing of a harlequin mask catches your eye.

Notable NPCs

Enemies
Badge villain carnival.png Carnival of Shadows

Debriefing

Well, let's have a look at that codex. What's the matter, surprised I speak Italian? Hey, I'm a Renaissance man.

Hmm, it looks like this passage describes a way to restore a soul from an inanimate object to its original body. Da Vinci was interested in just about everything, you know. I wonder whose soul the Carnival wants to restore? One of their victims? I've never known the carnies to show remorse for anything they've done.

Investigate the record company

Briefing

I'm chasing down a story, and I could use your help. It seems that there's a new record company in town, Dominion Records, and it's grown to be a leader in the field overnight. Something about this doesn't seem right. I'd like you to sniff around their warehouse, see if you can find out if there's anything shady going on.

Mission Acceptance

I've learned to smell corruption from a mile away. Stick with me, kid, and you'll get a knack for it, too.

Unnecessary Solicitation

I need to know more about Dominion Records.

Mission Objective(s)

These heavy bolts on the door tell you that Dominion Records values its privacy.

  • Defeat all villains in warehouse
    • Seek clues

You defeated the Carnival and found a valuable clue.

Enemies
Badge villain carnival.png Carnival of Shadows

You found some files describing Dominion Records' business plan.

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Dominion Records' business plan
This business plan details Vanessa's efforts to firmly control the music industry, by influencing the tastes of everyone within reach of her psychic powers. It is through these efforts that Dominion Records has grown so large in a short time.

Debriefing

So, Vanessa DeVore was using her psychic powers to influence people's tastes? No wonder Dominion Records was so successful. I have to admit, it gives me chills, Character. I never realized Vanessa could be so subtle.

Check out the Carnival hideout

Briefing

The number of deaths by carnie have been increasing lately. I've had a few reporters scrounging for tips, and I think I've hit on something. It seems there's a Carnival hideout over in Brickstown that's been a hotbed of activity over the last few days. It could be a clue to their next big plot. If you could check it out for me, I'd sure appreciate it.

Mission Acceptance

I keep printing that Vanessa DeVore feeds on the souls of the Carnival's victims. Why doesn't anyone take me seriously?

Unnecessary Solicitation

I need to know more about what's going on in that Carnival hideout.

Mission Objective(s)

Splashes of cheery pink paint do little to brighten this shabby warehouse.

  • Defeat Ring Mistress & her crew
    • 4 souls to free

You defeated the Carnival and freed several human souls from their hold.

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Emerald necklace
Each gem in this necklace seems to contain a human soul. They reach out to you, and it is all you can do not to slip the necklace around your throat.
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Brass urn
When you touch this urn, you can feel the presence of a soul named Ramiro Garza. It seems he was murdered at a ritzy party.
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Statue of a horse
From this elegant marble statue, you feel the presence of a school teacher name Jessilyn Drake. She was killed at a Carnival performance.
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Jewelry case
This mahogany case seems to contain the soul of a Realtor named Frederick Armstrong. He was killed when his office was invaded.

Notable NPCs

Enemies
Badge villain carnival.png Carnival of Shadows

Debriefing

So, the Carnival was storing souls to deliver to Vanessa. Pretty scary, Character. If Vanessa is trying to increase her power, it can only mean that the Carnival has big plans for the future. I'll get these artifacts over to MAGI; maybe they can figure out a way to release the souls trapped within them.

Go to the sewers and find out what the Carnival is up to

Briefing

One of my sources just called in with a hot lead; several Carnival minions were just seen dragging some large, heavy barrels into the sewers. The journalist in me likes the sound of that, but the humanitarian doesn't. Character, I need you to get to the sewers and find out what the Carnival is up to. You only have 1 hour to deal with the Carnival plot.

Mission Acceptance

Take this camera. You never know when you'll need one.

Unnecessary Solicitation

The Carnival is up to something bad in the sewers. Trust an old newsman's instincts.

Mission Objective(s)

A liberal dose of air freshener does nothing to mitigate the sewer's stink.

  • Defeat all carnies in sewer - 60:00
    • 4 barrels to find

You have foiled the Carnival's plan to drug the city.

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Carnival drugs
The Carnival planned to introduce this vast assortment of designer drugs to the city's water supply. It is unlikely that amount of drugs would have sent many Paragon citizens on a week-long bender. It might have even sent some of them to the hospital.

Enemies

Badge villain carnival.png Carnival of Shadows

Debriefing

It is a good thing you were there to stop them! It's hard to say what effect those Carnival drugs would have had on people. We might have just gone a little crazy and started living it up Carnival-style. But there's a good chance that some people would have had bad reactions; after all, those designer drugs are dangerous stuff.

Check out the rumors about Carnival activity in the Shady Pines graveyard

Briefing

I've been hearing some strange rumors about the Carnival mucking about in the old Shady Pines graveyard. I don't know how much can be credence we should give them; after all, people tend to see strange things when they get too close to Shady Pines. But I'd like you to check the situation out.

Mission Acceptance

Shady Pines hasn't been in active use for years, and everything's gone a little to seed. But there's still a Light Rail stop nearby. I'm calling for an emergency force field to keep the carnies from spreading chaos elsewhere.

Unnecessary Solicitation

I need to know what's happening in that graveyard!

Mission Objective(s)

More than one person has told you that Shady Pines is an eerie place. You've never understood what all the fuss was about.

  • Rescue Carnival's victims
    • 3 ghosts to save

You prevented the Carnival of Shadows from commanding the spirits of the dead.

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The ghost's story
When you rescued the ghost of Brian Holloway, he told you:

'Those Carnival clowns thought they could command us to do their bidding, the same way they command the living. Well, I guess it might have worked, if you hadn't shown up. After all, we still have spirits. We are, in a sense, still alive. I have to tell you, it was nice to see the wide open sky again. It takes me back to my youth, driving the buggy back from a late barn dance, with my wife asleep against my shoulder.'

Enemies
Badge villain carnival.png Carnival of Shadows

Notable NPCs

  • Necromancy Nancy (Carnival of Shadows Master Illusionist)
  • Ghost of Ryan Worthington (Non-Escort Captive)
  • Ghost of Millicent Todd (Non-Escort Captive)
  • Ghost of Brian Holloway (Non-Escort Captive)

Debriefing

So, the Carnival was trying to control the spirits of the people buried in that graveyard? Pretty eerie. I wonder what would have happened if they had succeeded; from what we've seen of the Circle and the Tsoo, ghosts can be pretty powerful sometimes.

Rescue Mark Grier from the Carnival

Briefing

There's no time to waste on this one. Mark Grier, the well-known philanthropist, has been abducted from his home in Founders' Falls. Nobody on his staff could remember anything about the kidnapping, which leads me to believe that the culprits are none other than our old friends, the Carnival of Shadows. I need you to rescue Mark Grier from the Carnival. You only have 90 minutes to rescue him.

Mission Acceptance

Grier made his fortune in the dot-com boom, then retired. Since the Rikti War, he's been incredibly generous with that fortune; several grammar schools and hospitals are still standing thanks to his donations.

Unnecessary Solicitation

I need you to find Mark Grier at once!

Mission Objective(s)

A giggle echoes from the darkness.

  • Save Mark Grier from Carnival - 1:30:00

You rescued Mark Grier from the Carnival of Shadows.

Enemies
Badge villain carnival.png Carnival of Shadows

Notable NPCs

  • Mark Grier (Non-Escort Captive)

Debriefing

I just got word from the Grier household. You're not going to believe this, Character, but Mark Grier just died! He made out a new will, leaving all his money to Vanessa DeVore. Then, without a word, he simply expired. I have a theory. Remember how the Soulless Strongmen don't seem to be alive, though they can move and fight just like the carnies? I think that's what happened to Mark Grier. I think the Carnival sucked out his soul, then continued to animate his body long enough to make him sign over his fortune.

Stop the Carnival attack

Briefing

I just got word of something very strange happening over in the Madison Place neighborhood. The Carnival is there in force, and they're terrorizing the citizens. I need you to stop that madness right away, Character. If you can get some good quotes, well, that's just gravy.

Mission Acceptance

Just hop on the Light Rail and get over there. As always, I'll be putting your exploits on page one, above the fold. We've got to get word out about the Carnival.

Unnecessary Solicitation

I need you to save those people from the Carnival!

Mission Objective(s)

A voice yells, 'Hey, that's a point deduction! No pinching allowed!'

  • Save citizens from Carnival
    • 6 citizens to save

You rescued the citizens from the Carnival of Shadows.

Enemies
Badge villain carnival.png Carnival of Shadows

Notable NPCs

  • Terrified citizen (Non-Escort Captive)
  • Angry citizen (Non-Escort Captive)
  • Sorrowful citizen (Non-Escort Captive)
  • Uncertain citizen (Non-Escort Captive)
  • Regretful citizen (Non-Escort Captive)
  • Hysterical citizen (Non-Escort Captive)
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The citizen's story
One of the citizens you rescued told you:

'This thing, it's some sort of sick scavenger hunt. They got inside our heads, made us feel horrible things. Sorrow, fear, regret. Me? I've never been more uneasy in all my life. I guess I've always wondered what I'm missing out on, what there is out there that I'll never experience. Somehow, the Carnival knew it, and they were able to bring all my feelings to a boil. I don't know if I'll ever be the same.'

Badge

Spending time in this mission area earns a hero the Shrouded Badge. This is possibly a bug.

File:Badge tourism hazard.png Shrouded

This otherworld has been overshadowed by corrupting magic.

Debriefing

Character, you've made an old newsman speechless. The Carnival was violating those people's minds as part of a contest? Some sort of weird scavenger hunt for emotions? I'm going to call in some favors and get some crisis counselors down to that neighborhood. I've never been more determined to see the Carnival go up in flames.

Stop the battle between the Carnival and Marauder's Praetorians

Briefing

There's a situation going on over in the Kaufman Heights office park. It's Marauder's Praetorians, fighting the carnies! The whole scene is a mad house, and innocent people are in danger. You've got to get over there and stop that battle! You only have 75 minutes to deal with the situation.

Mission Acceptance

I don't know what triggered this little feud, but we can't let innocent civilians pay the price! We've got an emergency force field in place to contain the battle. All you need to do is take the Light Rail over to Kaufman Heights and mop it up.

Unnecessary Solicitation

The violence is still raging over in Kaufman Heights!

Mission Objective(s)

You can't help but be shocked by the chaos. It looks as if this office park has been hit by a whirlwind.

  • Defeat all feuding villains - 1:15:00

You stopped the battle between the Carnival and the Praetorians.

Enemies
Badge villain carnival.png Carnival of Shadows
Badge villain praetorians.png Praetorians

Notable NPCs

Debriefing

It sounds as though the Carnival exists on Praetorian Earth as well, but there, the carnies are the good guys. It's hard to believe, but it makes you wonder what Vanessa DeVore could have done with her gifts, if she'd chosen to use them for good. She's a powerful woman, Character. I'm sure she could have helped millions.

Rescue the researchers

Briefing

Boy, am I glad you're available. Something terrible has happened! Several members of the Midnight Squad have been kidnapped by the Carnival of Shadows! My sources have a good lead on the kidnappers' whereabouts. Now I just need you to go in there and rescue those researchers. You only have 75 minutes to deal with the situation.

Mission Acceptance

The Midnight Squad has had trouble with the Carnival before. I'd move quickly if I were you.

Unnecessary Solicitation

I need you to wrap up that situation, Character. Bring those researchers home.

Mission Objective(s)

Very few Midnight Squad members make their occupations public knowledge. But all secrets seem to fall within the Carnival's domain.

  • Defeat kidnapper & her crew - 1:15:00
    • 3 People to save

You rescued the Midnight Squad researchers from the Carnival of Shadows.

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The researcher's story
One of the Midnight Squad researchers you rescued told you:

'By consuming our souls, they can also consume all our knowledge! My comrades and I know virtually all there is to know about the various villains that plague Paragon City. We also know a good bit about the heroes! Most Midnight Squad members learn to shield our thoughts from psychic invasion. But if the Carnival had sucked out our souls, all that information would be theirs!'

Notable NPCs

Enemies
Badge villain carnival.png Carnival of Shadows

Debriefing

You may have saved more lives than you know, Character. If the Carnival had got their claws into the souls of those Midnight Squad members, they'd have access to all sorts of dangerous information.

Check out Vanessa's invitation

Briefing

You just got another letter from Vanessa DeVore. She sure seems to have taken a shine to you. It says:

'Don't you think it's time we met again, my dear Character? If you would like to see me, you have only to bring the enclosed amulet to the address below. When the amulet glows warmly in your hand, you will know that you have found me."

I don't know if we can trust Vanessa, Character, but are you willing to check this out? It could be that we'll learn something valuable. Or it could be that Vanessa's just trying to play us. I gotta warn you: I get the feeling that this could wind up a failure.

Mission Acceptance

Be on your guard, Character. I wouldn't trust Vanessa any farther than I can throw her. And you know I've got a bad back.

Here's the amulet. Kind of pretty, until you get a close look.

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Amulet
This gold amulet is embedded with a coral cameo. At first glance the shilouette on the cameo appears quite lovely. But when you examine it more closely, you see that the young woman's mouth is dripping blood.

Unnecessary Solicitation

I'd like you to check out that invitation from Vanessa DeVore.

Mission Objective(s)

A voice asks querulously, 'And just what is Vanessa's plan?'

  • Defeat all Carnies in office
    • Don't let Josephine escape!

Success: You defeated all the carnies.
Failure: missing failure text

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Glowing amulet
When you defeated Mistress Josephine, the amulet Vanessa sent you started to glow. When you hold it before you, the face on the cameo whispers: 'Josephine'.

Enemies
Badge villain carnival.png Carnival of Shadows

Notable NPCs

Debriefing

Success: You got another note from Vanessa. It says:

'Thank you for exposing the traitor within my midst. I had sensed that one of my inner circle had found a way to hide her thoughts, but I could not uncover her identity. And so I enlisted your help. The amulet had to be carried by someone pure of heart, you see. Kisses,
'V'

Character, I'm sorry. At least Mistress Josephine is safe in custody, not at Vanessa's mercy. There was simply no way you could have known.
Failure: missing failure debriefing

Go to Peregrine Island and show the Carnival you won't put up with their hijinks

Briefing

The business owners in Peregrine Island have been complaining about a lot of Carnival thefts lately. Actually, they haven't been complaining so much as throwing up their hands and wondering who stole the cash register. Something has to be done. I want you to get over to Peregrine Island and show the Carnival we won't put up with their hijinks. Someone's got to make this city safe for small business.

Vanessa DeVore never seems to get her grubby little fists on enough cash. If she had her way, everyone in town would owe her a tithe. You might want to start discouraging that attitude near Mera Heights or Nelson Borough.

Mission Objective(s)

  • Combat Carnival in Peregrine
    • Defeat 50 Carnies

You have discouraged the Carnival from raiding the businesses of Peregrine Island.

Enemies
Badge villain carnival.png Carnival of Shadows

Debriefing

I'm going to do an editorial on your sweep through Peregrine Island. Thanks to you, the business owners over there can hang on to their earnings, for a change.

Do battle with the Carnival

Briefing

No matter what I print, no one seems to take the Carnival seriously. People just keep going to their parties, getting portions of their souls siphoned off, and believing they had a great time! Someone's got to stop this, and I think you're the one to do it. People have a lot of respect for you around here; if they see you in battle with the Carnival, they might get the message. What do you say? Want to set a good example?

Thanks. I really think this will do some good.

Mission Objective(s)

  • Combat Carnival menace
    • Defeat 50 Carnies

You have defeated enough carnies to make an impression on the civilians.

Enemies
Badge villain carnival.png Carnival of Shadows

Debriefing

Good work. People won't be so eager to go to a Carnival matinee after that sweep you made. The Carnival present themselves as a legitimate business; it's up to us to show people their true face.

Do a guest article for the Tattler

Briefing

My front page is looking a little light for tomorrow, and I was wondering if you'd do me a big favor. I've been wanting to do a story on the Carnival activity over in Peregrine Island. They've been harassing people as usual, then making their victims forget what happened. If people are ever to understand the Carnival's depravity, they need to see these things with their own eyes. Trouble is, most of my photographers don't want to get near the Carnival, and I can't say that I blame them. Care to do a guest article for the Tattler?

I can just see it, in bold block letters. 'The Carnival: Through Your Eyes!' If I were you, I'd start near Mera Heights or Poseidon Square.

Here's my old camera, Louise. Take good care of her; she may not be as pretty as she used to be, but she knows how to get the job done.

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Harvey's old camera, 'Louise'
A peace sticker decorates the worn case of this twin lens reflex camera, which looks like it could easily be fifty years old.

Mission Objective(s)

  • Combat Carnival in Peregrine
    • Defeat 50 Carnies

You have enough material for an article on the Carnival of Shadows.

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Carnival shapshots
You took these photos while you were battling the Carnival in Peregrine Island. There's one in particular that might make a good front page: a carnie leans in close to the camera, sticking her tongue out. Behind her concealing mask, you can see her lovely green eyes narrowed in contempt.

Enemies
Badge villain carnival.png Carnival of Shadows

Debriefing

Not too bad, not too bad. Kid, you may have journalist in you after all. These photos should show people the carnies as they truly are. Now, about the byline: do you want to be 'you' or just 'anonymous hero?'

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