Jessica Megan Duncan

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Overview

Jessica Megan Duncan
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Off-duty Hero
Zone Pocket D
Coordinates (-17, 0, -1211)
Level Range 30-50
Introduced By None
Introduces None
Badges ValentineAmberWidow.png Widow Maker
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Jessica Megan Duncan, also known as Ms. Liberty, is a hero contact in Pocket D at coordinates (-17, 0, -1211). Her level range is 30-50. She is a special contact that is only available during the Valentine's Event. She is the hero counterpart of Arbiter Hawk.

Introductions

Contact Introduced By

  • None. Jessica Megan Duncan starts assigning missions immediately to all heroes above level 30.

Contact Introduces

  • None

Information

Off-duty Hero

Jessica Megan Duncan, also known as Ms. Liberty, runs Longbow, a government agency of high-tech and super-powered soldiers who fight against the soldiers of Arachnos and the villains from the Rogue Islands.

Wrong Alignment

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Initial Contact

Psst... Character you got a minute? I need something done on the down low.

Greetings

Glad to see you in one piece, Character.

No More Missions

Missing No More Missions Dialogue

Store

  • Inspirations

Story Arc

The Widow in Red

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Souvenir

The Amber Widow

You have kept the Amber Widow as a souvenir of the story you refer to as

The Widow in Red

Jessica Megan Duncan, known in the hero community as Ms. Liberty, approached you to undertake the task of reuniting Lord Recluse with his long dead lover, Red Widow. Her position in Longbow has given her intel from the PSYOPS division that Lord Recluse needs a calming influence in his life and that Red Widow is just the person to do so. You were tasked with assembling the ingredients and finding the ritual that would bring her back from the dead, and in doing so gathered the Amber Widow, three Obols (ancient Greek coins), a bottle containing a dying breath, and the ritual itself.

Within the mountain where Lord Recluse and Statesman fought Longbow PSYOPS constructed a summoning circle. It was at this circle that you performed the ritual to resurrect Red Widow, bringing her back from the dead. And come back she did, not with love in her heart, but hatred. Hatred for Lord Recluse and a passion to kill him where he stood.

You then learned that because you used your own blood to bring Red Widow back to life, your life force has been temporarily tied to hers. Coupled with the fact that Arbiter Daos has put a death mark on Red Widow, in order to protect Lord Recluse, it's only a matter of time before her death would bring about your own. Fortunately, DJ Zero, the proprietor of Pocket D, had a plan for you to make Red Widow fall in love with Lord Recluse all over again. The bow and arrow belonging to Cupid were key in bringing her out of her insane state. You were able to steal the bow from Countess Crey and the arrow from the Carnival of Shadows.

Armed with the bow and arrow of Cupid, you made your way to Grandville, dispatched several of Arbiter Daos' assassins and then was able to shoot Red Widow herself. When hit with the arrow she saw Lord Recluse and fell in love with him again. Unfortunately it seems that the leader of Arachnos was not calmed by being reunited with her, but was infused with even more motivation to take over the world, as now he has someone to share it with.

The Widow in Red: Part One

Briefing

Hello again, Character. I bet you are wondering why I called you here of all places. I need to put some 'distance' between you, me, and Longbow on this op, and Pocket D seemed like the right place.

Here is the situation: Longbow PSYOPS, you know, the guys who print up the flyers that say 'Recluse is lying to you' (and) airdrop them over Grandville? Well, those guys have also been doing some psych profiles of one Stephen Richter, aka Lord Recluse, and came up with something very interesting. Longbow would love to task you and anyone you can wrangle into performing an 'off-the-books' op for us.

  • I'm game. Anything to disrupt Arachnos is good by me.

Excellent.

Spies and telepaths have uncovered more information about the woman known as Red Widow. Apparently she and Recluse were quite the item back in the day, until she was killed during a fight between Recluse and my grandfather, Statesman.

PSYOPS believes that if Red Widow was brought back into Lord Recluse's life his attention would be split. He would no longer have this single minded obsession with conquering Paragon City and the rest of the world. In a way, Red Widow can temper the beast that is my great-Uncle.

We will need to gather a couple things first in order to perform the ritual needed to bring her back to life. Fortunately the Circle of Thorns has a copy of the ritual we need, in one of their libraries we've been keeping tabs on.

In addition, we need you to get the following items: the Amber Widow, three ancient obols, and 'a dying breath.' Go and see the Conduit about the obols, Dr. Cheng about the Amber Spider, and you'll need to get the rest of the components from Orenbega.

Obtain an obol from The Conduit

Unnecessary Solicitation

You should see the Conduit in Croatoa about getting an obol, whatever that is supposed to be.

Mission Objective(s)

  • Obtain an obol from The Conduit (in Croatoa)

Briefing

Ah, I've heard of your exploits, Character. What can I help you with?

  • Tell me about obols.
Obols? In magic they are commonly used in rituals that involve death and the afterlife, as Charon the ferryman to the underworld, would take an obol as payment to ferry a soul to the afterlife.
  • What is an obol?
An obol, or obolus, is a name for an ancient Greek coin.
  • I need an obol.
You need an obol? Planning on dying sometime soon I assume? I can help you out, but tell me, exactly what are you planning on doing with said item?
  • I need an obol for a resurrection ritual.
Good Sir / Madam, a single obol is used to pay Charon to take you TO the afterlife. If you want the trip to be a 'round-trip' I would suggest procuring multiples. How many souls are you planning on resurrecting?
  • One
I see, then you would need two obols, one to send Charon across the river Styx and one to bring him back with the soul in question in tow. Is the soul expecting to be brought back?
  • No.
Then might I suggest a part of you take the trip as well, and for that you will need a third obol.
  • I don't believe so.
Then might I suggest a part of you take the trip as well, and for that you will need a third obol.
  • Two
Figured out you need to convince the subject to come back to the land of the living, did you? You'll need to send part of yourself in the ritual, and for that you'll need a third coin to ensure you make the return trip as well.
  • Then I will need three obols.
Excellent! Here you go, three obols. This should do well to bring back your friend, as long as they are willing to be brought back. A few souls prefer the afterlife to what they had here on Earth.


  • Thank you.
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Three Obols
These ancient Greek obols, or coins, are what is used to pay the boatman Charon to carry your soul across the river Styx to the afterlife. Three of them should buy passage to the underworld and then a return trip for you and a... guest.
Obtain The Amber Widow from Dr. Cheng

Unnecessary Solicitation

Go and see Dr. Cheng. He has the Amber Widow, and may be willing to part with it.

Mission Objective(s)

  • Obtain the Amber Widow from Dr. Cheng (in Independence Port)

Briefing

The Amber Widow, yes? Yes, this particular piece is over one million years old.

It is amazing, wouldn't you say?An innocent black widow spider, minding its business crawling across the surface of a tree, perhaps to find a new home to spin her web, when she finds herself stuck in the sticky sap. She's engulfed over the next day or so, trapped in a state that is neither alive nor dead. As the sap hardened, it fossilized, only to be uncovered a million years later by an archaeologist and acquired by me. I assume, Character that your intentions for this are pure, so please, take it with my blessing.


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The Amber Widow
This black widow spider was trapped in amber nearly a million years ago. It is perfectly preserved in a state between life and death. It is the perfect catalyst for the resurrection of the woman known as the Red Widow
Obtain the Final Ingredients

Unnecessary Solicitation

You need to get the last two ingredients

Mission Objective(s)

Oranbega, the ancient city that Paragon City was built on top of. In here the final pieces of the ritual lie.

  • Gather the final ingredients
    • Find a Dying Breath
    • Locate the Ritual
    • Defeat the Librarian and guards

With the breath and ritual in hand, you are ready to move on to the next step.


The ritual seems to have been removed, very recently.
The Librarian wasn't lying. He did posses the ritual you were looking for.

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The Resurrection Ritual
Complicated and incomplete, this ritual seems to be 80% strict adherence, and 20% improvisation. You deduce that the proper way to perform the ritual starts with the placement of a single obol into a magic circle. From here things get sketchy. Some sort of catalyst is needed for you to successfully use the Amber Widow, something to give it purpose. Charon's return trip must then be paid for in obols. Finally the Dying Breath must make it's way into the circle to hopefully interact with the deceased. Then, and only then, will the ritual be complete.

There is a seemingly empty bottle, sealed with wax, labeled 'Final breath of Charles Brant, May 1st, 1997

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A Dying Breath, bottled
One of the most powerful reagents in a resurrection spell is the final breath of a sentient being. Often faked, and incredibly difficult to mass-produce, this ingredient alone holds the key to bringing someone back from the dead.

Enemies

Badge villain cot.png Circle of Thorns

Notable NPCs

Debriefing

Excellent! You've gathered all the ingredients you will need. PSYOPS has a good feeling about this, and they are glad I picked you to pull this off.

The Widow in Red: Part Two

Briefing

Excellent, Character! With these gathered materials we should be able to bring Red Widow back to life. PSYOPS has divined that the location of her death would be the best place to bring her back to life. We've dispatched mystics to set up the magic circle you will need to complete the ritual. Just let me know when you are ready.

  • I just hope this plan works out.

You and me both. I know it's taking a risk bringing back a deadly assassin like Red Widow, but PSYOPS pre-cogs assure me that odds are in our favor. You have the ritual, but I understand the exactness of it is... vague. You're probably going to have to improvise a bit. One thing I can assure you though, is use the Dying Breath as the last thing, and only if everything else seems like it is working up to that point. Getting another one of those may prove to be... difficult.

Unnecessary Solicitation

Again, I thank you for doing this. Bringing back Red Widow may be a mistake, but I plan on seeing this through.

Mission Objective(s)

These caves are near where Red Widow died years ago. Longbow PSYOPS have set up a magic circle you need to complete the ritual somewhere within.

  • Resurrect Red Widow
    • Complete the ritual

Red Widow has been resurrected, but she seems to want to KILL Lord Recluse instead of reunite with him!

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Summoning Circle

Briefing

This is the magic circle that the agent set up for you. This is where you will perform the ritual to bring Red Widow back to life. Performing the ritual wrong could have negative circumstances(consequences), but the ritual is incomplete and you will be forced to improvise. How do you want to begin?

  • Start with the Amber Widow
You place the Amber Widow within the circle, and nothing happens. No magic sparks, no gut instinct, just... nothing. Obviously this is not the way to start the ritual.
  • Start with the dying breath
As you contemplate opening the bottle containing a dying man's last breath, Ms. Liberty's words ring in your memory: 'One thing I can assure you though, is use the Dying Breath as the last thing, and only if everything else seems like it is working up to that point.' You think better of it and try something else.
  • Start with the obols
You hold three obols in your hand. You can place one, two or all of them into the magic circle. What do you do?
  • Place two obols in the circle.
You gather two obols and place them into the circle. Your gut kicks in with that sensation you get when you overpay for something.
  • Place the third obol in the circle as well.
All three obols are placed within the circle. You have the overwhelming sensation that you are being ripped off.
  • Place all three obols in the circle.
All three obols are placed within the circle. You have the overwhelming sensation that you are being ripped off.
  • Place one obol in the circle.
The magic circle flares to life. The runes take on an otherworldly glow. You sense the boatman, Charon, awaiting a soul, a soul that has been paid for.
  • Place the Amber Widow into the circle.
You place the Amber Widow into the circle. You have an uncomfortable feeling that Charon is confused. He was looking for a living soul to ferry across the river Styx.
  • Uncork the bottle containing the dying breath.
As you contemplate opening the bottle containing a dying man's last breath, Arbiter Hawk's words ring in your memory: 'One thing I can assure you though, is use the Dying Breath as the last thing, and only if everything else seems like it is working up to that point.' You think better of it and try something else.
  • Let's start improvising.
You've fought enough magic slinging enemies in your time, you should be able to fake this, right? Some ideas pop into your head: using magic incantations you've overheard in the past, cutting yourself and bleeding into the magic circle, dance around the circle, chanting a magical mantra, or light some incense and see what happens.
  • Start muttering some magic incantations
You raise your hands into the air and begin chanting magical words you have overheard in the past. Suddenly you find yourself wracked with pain! It doesn't seem to subside when you stop chanting either! The glow of the circle dies out. You'll likely need to restart the ritual to progress.
  • Restart the Ritual
  • Dance around the circle, chanting
You begin to dance around the circle, chanting a mantra you've heard used in the past.
Suddenly you find yourself wracked with pain! It doesn't seem to subside when you stop chanting either! The glow of the circle dies out. You'll likely need to restart the ritual to progress.
  • Restart the Ritual
  • Light some incense
You ignite a match and light some incense, other than adding a particular odor to the air, nothing magical happens. It seems you didn't mess anything up though, so you decide to try something else.
  • Cut yourself and bleed into the circle
Your blood hits the ground within the circle and seeps into the soil as if it were a sponge. Only a dark stain remains where your blood once pooled. The magic circle grows in intensity. Charon seems pleased and the ritual seems to move forward.
  • Uncork the bottle containing the dying breath.
As you contemplate opening the bottle containing a dying man's last breath, Ms. Liberty's words ring in your memory: 'One thing I can assure you though, is use the Dying Breath as the last thing, and only if everything else seems like it is working up to that point.' You think better of it and try something else.
  • Place the Amber Widow into the circle.
You place the Amber Widow onto the dark patch left by your blood. The fossilized sap seems to shimmer and begin to return to a liquid state, but still holds its shape. The Widow inside seems to be struggling to be freed.
  • Uncork the bottle containing the dying breath.
As you contemplate opening the bottle containing a dying man's last breath, Ms. Liberty's words ring in your memory: 'One thing I can assure you though, is use the Dying Breath as the last thing, and only if everything else seems like it is working up to that point.' You think better of it and try something else.
  • Place one more obol onto the circle.
You place down the obol. You get the sense that Charon is confused.
  • Place two more obols onto the circle.
With both obols in the circle you see the image of Red Widow begin to materialize. She seems to be gasping for air and none is coming. This is likely the last part of the ritual, what do you do?
  • Time for some more improvisation!
Your mind scrambles to come up with something else to do when the image of Red Widow fades from view... Suddenly you are wracked with pain! Something has gone wrong with the ritual and magic circle's energies die out.
  • Start over.
  • Uncork the bottle containing the dying breath.
The cold of the air in the cave condenses the breath as it is released. The image of Red Widow stands before you, taking in a deep breath. As it does, she solidifies into a living, breathing, human being again.
  • Let's continue to improvise.
That worked well, maybe you should continue down that path?
  • Start muttering some magic incantations
You raise your hands into the air and begin chanting magical words you have overheard in the past. Suddenly you find yourself wracked with pain! It doesn't seem to subside when you stop chanting either! The glow of the circle dies out. You'll likely need to restart the ritual to progress.
  • Restart the Ritual
  • Dance around the circle, chanting
You begin to dance around the circle, chanting a mantra you've heard used in the past.
Suddenly you find yourself wracked with pain! It doesn't seem to subside when you stop chanting either! The glow of the circle dies out. You'll likely need to restart the ritual to progress.
  • Restart the Ritual
  • Light some incense
You ignite a match and light some incense, other than adding a particular odor to the air, nothing magical happens. It seems you didn't mess anything up though, so you decide to try something else.
  • Maybe I should stop improvising, this is getting nowhere
With that thought in mind, you look to the remaining ingredients in your hands, the bottle of dying breath and two remaining obols.
  • Place one more obol onto the circle.
You place down the obol. You get the sense that Charon is confused. The magic circle begins to fade. Quickly: what do you do?
  • Place the last obol onto the circle!
With both obols in the circle you see the image of Red Widow begin to materialize. She seems to be gasping for air and none is coming. This is likely the last part of the ritual, what do you do?
  • Time for some more improvisation!
Your mind scrambles to come up with something else to do when the image of Red Widow fades from view... Suddenly you are wracked with pain! Something has gone wrong with the ritual and magic circle's energies die out.
  • Start over.
  • Uncork the bottle containing the dying breath.
The cold of the air in the cave condenses the breath as it is released. The image of Red Widow stands before you, taking in a deep breath. As it does, she solidifies into a living, breathing, human being again.


Botching the ritual awards the Botched Ritual! temporary power.

Temporary VahzilokDiseaseSL3.png Botched Ritual! Auto: Self -Max End, -To Hit, -Res(All), -Def
Your To Hit, Defense, Resistance, and Max Endurance have all been reduced as the price paid for botching the Ritual's steps.


You've brought Red Widow back to the land of the living, but at what price?

Enemies

  • None

Notable NPCs

Debriefing I'm glad Red Widow didn't just kill you when she came back. Perhaps she was thankful for you bringing her back?

The Widow in Red: Part Three

Briefing

Character, well that last mission didn't go as well as we planned. Pretty much it was an unmitigated disaster if you ask me. Red Widow is alive, and apparently insane and just as deadly as ever.

There is a problem though... one that concerns your health and well-being. It seems that Arbiter Daos has put a death-mark on Red Widow, in order to prevent her from killing Lord Recluse. Normally in this situation, we'd just sit back and let the chips fall where they may, except HERE we have a hiccup.

It seems that your blood was part of the ritual to bring Red Widow back to life. That blood-bond isn't going to fade any time in the immediate future. If Arbiter Daos succeeds at re-killing Red Widow, you're going to die as well.

  • Me? I'm going to die?

Yes, and I am sorry for that. However if you can soothe Red Widow's emotions before that can happen then the blood-bond can fade over time and Daos will call off his contract. I talked with DJ Zero earlier and he think he has a plan that just might work, and has offered his help in this matter. I suggest you go talk to him and find out what he has planned.

Talk to DJ Zero in Pocket D

Unnecessary Solicitation

You should talk to DJ Zero. He's the man with the plan.

Mission Objective(s)

  • Talk to DJ Zero in Pocket D

Briefing

I see you've gotten yourself into quite a pickle. Resurrecting Red Widow in the way that you did bonded your life-force to hers. What made you think using your own blood was a good idea?

  • Nothing else was working.
  • Seemed like an obvious choice.
  • I don't want to talk about it.
Hmm, there had to be another way, but that is the past, let's talk about how we solve your current predicament. With Arbiter Daos putting a contract out on her, every cold-blooded assassin in the Rogue Isles will be hunting for her head. And if she dies, you die, for the time being anyway.
  • So I heard.
I do know a way to perhaps stack the odds more in your favor... have you ever heard of Cupid?
  • Enlighten me.
Cupid. At least that's what the Romans called him. Son of Venus and Mars. Has a bow that fires arrows that make you fall in love.
  • Wait. What was that last part?
Exactly. Cupid's bow, and especially his arrows. Get hit with that and fall madly in love with the next person you see. Now, get Red Widow into a room with Lord Recluse, fire this bow and BAM. Instant love connection, you don't even need to be back in two and two. That should mellow her out right then and there, rekindle that spark that was lost, and hopefully accomplish what you set out to do in the first place, reunite her with Lord Recluse.
  • Where can I find Cupid?
That... isn't relevant. Cupid is LONG since retired, but his bow and an arrow are in the hands of private collectors.
  • Who? Who has these items?
Vanessa DeVore, the leader of the Carnival of Shadows, is currently in possession of the only known 'Arrow of Love'. Apparently they scratch themselves with it, using it as an aphrodisiac in some of their wilder parties. And the bow needed to fire such a special missile is in the possession of one Julianne Thompson, who your world knows as the person running around under the guise of 'Countess Crey'.
  • Julianne Thompson?
Oh, you haven't learned that yet? Forget I said anything. It's hard to keep track of what is still secret in your dimension and what everyone knows.
  • So I just need to get the arrow from the Carnival and the bow from Crey, got it.
You're likely going to have to take these objects against their owners' wills.
  • Got it, thanks.
  • So I just need to get the arrow from the Carnival and the bow from Crey, got it.
You're likely going to have to take these objects against their owners' wills.
  • Got it, thanks.
  • Of course I have. Everyone has.
So I take it you know why I bring it up then. What Cupid can do to solve your... predicament.
  • He does have those special arrows and that bow.
Exactly. Cupid's bow, and especially his arrows. Get hit with that and fall madly in love with the next person you see. Now, get Red Widow into a room with Lord Recluse, fire this bow and BAM. Instant love connection, you don't even need to be back in two and two. That should mellow her out right then and there, rekindle that spark that was lost, and hopefully accomplish what you set out to do in the first place, reunite her with Lord Recluse.
  • Where can I find Cupid?
That... isn't relevant. Cupid is LONG since retired, but his bow and an arrow are in the hands of private collectors.
  • Who? Who has these items?
Vanessa DeVore, the leader of the Carnival of Shadows, is currently in possession of the only known 'Arrow of Love'. Apparently they scratch themselves with it, using it as an aphrodisiac in some of their wilder parties. And the bow needed to fire such a special missile is in the possession of one Julianne Thompson, who your world knows as the person running around under the guise of 'Countess Crey'.
  • Julianne Thompson?
Oh, you haven't learned that yet? Forget I said anything. It's hard to keep track of what is still secret in your dimension and what everyone knows.
  • So I just need to get the arrow from the Carnival and the bow from Crey, got it.
You're likely going to have to take these objects against their owners' wills.
  • Got it, thanks.
  • So I just need to get the arrow from the Carnival and the bow from Crey, got it.
You're likely going to have to take these objects against their owners' wills.
  • Got it, thanks.
  • What do you mean 'for the time being'?
Well blood magic is finicky. That kind of magic would be completely useless if the side effects were permanent in nature. No one would ever use it! The bound life-forces is only temporary, and should wear off in a couple weeks. Unfortunately you don't have weeks. Someone, or more likely a group of someones, will kill Red Widow long before that side effect wears off. Killing you in the process.
  • Great, but what can we do NOW?
I do know a way to perhaps stack the odds more in your favor... have you ever heard of Cupid?
  • Enlighten me.
Cupid. At least that's what the Romans called him. Son of Venus and Mars. Has a bow that fires arrows that make you fall in love.
  • Wait. What was that last part?
Exactly. Cupid's bow, and especially his arrows. Get hit with that and fall madly in love with the next person you see. Now, get Red Widow into a room with Lord Recluse, fire this bow and BAM. Instant love connection, you don't even need to be back in two and two. That should mellow her out right then and there, rekindle that spark that was lost, and hopefully accomplish what you set out to do in the first place, reunite her with Lord Recluse.
  • Where can I find Cupid?
That... isn't relevant. Cupid is LONG since retired, but his bow and an arrow are in the hands of private collectors.
  • Who? Who has these items?
Vanessa DeVore, the leader of the Carnival of Shadows, is currently in possession of the only known 'Arrow of Love'. Apparently they scratch themselves with it, using it as an aphrodisiac in some of their wilder parties. And the bow needed to fire such a special missile is in the possession of one Julianne Thompson, who your world knows as the person running around under the guise of 'Countess Crey'.
  • Julianne Thompson?
Oh, you haven't learned that yet? Forget I said anything. It's hard to keep track of what is still secret in your dimension and what everyone knows.
  • So I just need to get the arrow from the Carnival and the bow from Crey, got it.
You're likely going to have to take these objects against their owners' wills.
  • Got it, thanks.
  • So I just need to get the arrow from the Carnival and the bow from Crey, got it.
You're likely going to have to take these objects against their owners' wills.
  • Got it, thanks.
  • Of course I have. Everyone has.
So I take it you know why I bring it up then. What Cupid can do to solve your... predicament.
  • He does have those special arrows and that bow.
Exactly. Cupid's bow, and especially his arrows. Get hit with that and fall madly in love with the next person you see. Now, get Red Widow into a room with Lord Recluse, fire this bow and BAM. Instant love connection, you don't even need to be back in two and two. That should mellow her out right then and there, rekindle that spark that was lost, and hopefully accomplish what you set out to do in the first place, reunite her with Lord Recluse.
  • Where can I find Cupid?
That... isn't relevant. Cupid is LONG since retired, but his bow and an arrow are in the hands of private collectors.
  • Who? Who has these items?
Vanessa DeVore, the leader of the Carnival of Shadows, is currently in possession of the only known 'Arrow of Love'. Apparently they scratch themselves with it, using it as an aphrodisiac in some of their wilder parties. And the bow needed to fire such a special missile is in the possession of one Julianne Thompson, who your world knows as the person running around under the guise of 'Countess Crey'.
  • Julianne Thompson?
Oh, you haven't learned that yet? Forget I said anything. It's hard to keep track of what is still secret in your dimension and what everyone knows.
  • So I just need to get the arrow from the Carnival and the bow from Crey, got it.
You're likely going to have to take these objects against their owners' wills.
  • Got it, thanks.
  • So I just need to get the arrow from the Carnival and the bow from Crey, got it.
You're likely going to have to take these objects against their owners' wills.
  • Got it, thanks.


Obtain Cupid's Arrow

Unnecessary Solicitation

I would search out the type of parties where the Carnival of Shadows would be using that arrow.

EdLetter.png Editor's Note:

Currently there is a bug for all Heroes that, when you enter the mission, mobs spawn at level 40 regardless of your character's actual level. If you have a Rogue, Loyalist, or Villain on the team, however, the mobs spawn at the appropriate level.

Solo'd hero at 31 on 22-Sep-2012 and mobs spawned normally.

Mission Objective(s)

Signs point to just the type of party the Carnival would have the Arrow of Love at.

  • Obtain Cupid's Arrow
    • Recover the Arrow of Love

You got the Arrow of Love, now to retrieve Cupid's Bow from Countess Crey!

Enemies Badge villain carnival.png Carnival of Shadows

Notable NPCs

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Arrow of Love
This arrow once belonged to Cupid himself. It has the power, when fired through Cupid's bow, to make someone fall irreversibly in love with someone else.
Get Cupid's Bow from Crey

Unnecessary Solicitation

I heard DJ Zero has you pursuing Cupid's Bow.

Mission Objective(s)

One of Crey's many warehouses. DJ Zero tells you that the Countess has stored the bow here for safe keeping.

  • Get Cupid's Bow from Crey
    • Wrest Cupid's Bow from Countess Crey's hands

You've recovered Cupid's Bow from Countess Crey!

Enemies

Badge villain crey.png Crey

Notable NPCs

  • Countess Crey (Crey)
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Cupid's Bow
The famed bow of Cupid. When an Arrow of Love is fired through this bow it will cause the intended target to fall madly in love with someone else.

Debriefing

Great. You've got the arrow and the bow. Now you better catch up with Red Widow before someone takes her out. Intel has her already in Grandville, so you had best get there ASAP.

The Widow in Red: Finale

Briefing

I see DJ Zero had you go acquire Cupid's bow and an Arrow of Love. Seems like a solid plan. Now we need to catch up to Red Widow before she's killed by Arbiter Daos' forces. Once you see her, you need to shoot her with the arrow.

Hopefully the Arrow will cause her to fall in love with Recluse all over again and we can salvage this plan once and for all.

  • I like the part where I am no longer going to die.

Yes, it might take a couple weeks but the blood bond between you two will fade, but right now it's still going strong and you'll die if she dies, so you had better hurry and shoot her with that arrow while you both are still breathing.

Unnecessary Solicitation

Time is of the essence here, Character. The longer you wait, the more chance Arbiter Daos has of killing Red Widow, taking YOU with her!

Temporary Powers:

Beginning this mission awards the Cupid's Bow temporary power.

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Cupid's Bow is ready and loaded. Versus the correct target at the appropriate time, it will restore their emotions and complete the ritual.

Mission Objective(s)

The heart of Arachnos. Red Widow is here, and you better find her before their assassins do.

  • Travel to Grandville, Shoot Red Widow using Cupid's Bow
    • 3 assassins to stop
    • Shoot Red Widow using Cupid's Bow

With Red Widow shot by the Arrow of Love she has rekindled her interest in Stephan Richter, Lord Recluse.

Enemies

V badge ArachnosBadge.png Arachnos

Notable NPCs

Red Widow was teleported away after being hit by Cupid's Arrow!

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Lord Recluse: Welcome to my tower, Marlene.
Lord Recluse: Tell me, do you still retain the desire to end my life?
Red Widow: No, Stefan, I've returned to normal.
Lord Recluse: Excellent, that idiotic 'Cupid's Arrow' worked after all.
Lord Recluse: I'll have to thank Liberty for her help.
Red Widow: The organization has changed greatly since my demise, Stefan...
Lord Recluse: Yes, your presence helps me realize that I have strayed from my... original goals when I founded Arachnos. But no longer...
Lord Recluse: Your resurrection will usher in a new age for Arachnos, where we shall change the face of the world with our order and our technology!

Debriefing

Well, Lord Recluse has been reunited with his lost love. I think only time will tell if this actually subdues his aggression towards Paragon City. I certainly hope it was worth all the effort, and that this wasn't a colossal mistake.


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You were instrumental in the resurrection of Red Widow, Lord Recluse's love from long ago. Only time will tell if this calms Recluse down or drives him to new heights of villainy.

NPC Environmental Comment

Word on the street said Character did some black ops work for Longbow recently. I wonder what for?