Tragedy in Three Acts

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Recover the following night elf artifacts that tell the fateful story of Pyramond and Theleste.

Trivia

The flavour text on these artifacts is likely inspired by Shakespearean and Greek tragedies. Taken together, it reads:

  • This box is of sandalwood with a tiny clockwork elf and nightsaber within. Although the winding mechanism is no longer functional, you can imagine the two would dance together while music played. Engraved on the bottom: 'To my dearest Theleste.'
  • Engraved beneath the setting for the precious stone are the words 'To Theleste, on her twenty-fourth birth year.'
  • This clasp is fashioned of lacquered wood carved to resemble stag antlers. On the reverse is engraved the name 'Pyramond' in Darnassian.
  • Remarkably, you managed to find an entire menagerie of these elven glass animals in their original storage container. While some of the animals have understandably suffered cracks and chips, it is clear that the head of the stag has been deliberately severed. The initial 'T' is carved at the bottom of the chest.
  • While this elven scroll case is graced with much ornamentation, it is the message inside, written in Darnassian, that is of the most interest: 'Pyramond, under no circumstances are you to spend time with that tavern wench. Your mother and I forbid it. She is far beneath your station.'
  • A note in rich vellum is tied to the bottle. 'Dearest P, now that I know we can never be together, it is my wish to drink this draught of spider venom. If this note finds you, my hope is that you might do the same. May Elune watch over our souls.'

The characters' names recall the Roman story of Pyramus and Thisbe, which inspired Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (and was also performed comically in A Midsummer Night's Dream).

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