This has got to be the weirdest thing I've heard about the Freakshow all year. Apparently, some freaks are trying to branch out into technomagic. This can't be good. One of my contacts, Josef Keller, heard a rumor that they're trying to magically enhance their implants. If they succeed, they could become even more dangerous. I need you to raid a Freakshow hideout and retrieve one of these 'technomagical' implants. Then take it to Josef; he can help us analyze the threat it poses.
If we let the Freakshow get any stronger, we may find that we'll soon be no match for them.
We really need to see that implant, Character. We need to know what we're dealing with here.
The voices of the Freakshow are raised in unison, chanting the words of a long dead language, with the occasional missed word.
- Retrieve Freak technomagic
- Locate Technomagic
|This steel implant, designed to replace a large section of forearm, is inscribed with mystic runes.|
You defeated the Freakshow and found a techno-magical cybernetic part.
- Take implant to Josef Keller
Ah, yes. These magic runes are used in conjunction ceremonies, when two unlike objects must be united as one. I'm sure the Freaks are trying to enhance the union of their metal parts with their bodies, in order to combine the flexibility of muscle and the strength of steel.
I'm troubled, though, by what you say about that sacrifice. From your description, it sounds almost like a Circle of Thorns ceremony, though a poorly performed one. It seems impossible, but it could make sense of one strange report I've received that the Freakshow have been seen working with the Circle of Thorns. With those dread mystics to teach them, they could easily become ten times as dangerous with magical powers to enhance their considerable might.
I can tell you where the Freakshow and the Circle are rumored to be meeting. I suggest you work to stop them.
If the Freaks gain all the powers of the Circle, they may become virtually invincible.
The air crackles with a wild magical energy that clings to your skin.
- Defeat all Freaks, Circle
You defeated the Freakshow and the Circle of Thorns.
- Triz-Mez (Freakshow Tank Smasher)
So, the Circle was teaching magic to the Freakshow, and giving them Spirit thorns? I've heard that those Spirit thorns can be used by the Circle to take over a body. Maybe that was their plan all along? Circle mystics running around in Freakshow bodies. That's a scary thought. I'm glad you were on top of things.