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Amber Sun was a virtual representation of one of Eivor Varinsdottir's genetic memories, relived by Layla Hassan through the Portable Animus HR-8.5.

Description

After killing all of the members of the Children of Danu and claiming their amber shards, Eivor returned to the druid Deirdre Na Linni to follow up on the priestess' offer of learning untold power.

Dialogue

Eivor approached Deirdre's hut in Asfinn and saw a spear embedded in the base of a nearby large stone carved with the triskelion rune. She tried to pull it out, but the spear would not budge. Deciding to try again later, she resumed course for Deirdre's hut. Entering it, she saw Deirdre look up from preparing a mixture at the table.

  • Deirdre: 'Tis done?

Eivor reached into her pocket and withdrew the bloody amber shards.

  • Eivor: Here are your blood-soaked bits of amber.

Deirdre took them and turned away, staring at the amber in distant thought.

  • Deirdre: I felt them die, each by each.
  • Eivor: Boil these shards, make your potion.

Deirdre stepped to her cauldron hanging over the fire.

  • Deirdre: I shall, I shall. I've been preparing for this since we met.

She dropped the amber into the pot, which emitted a hiss of steam. Outside, the sun moved through the sky until it was evening. Eivor woke from a nap as she leaned on a table.

  • Eivor: You spoke of great power.

Deirdre took a spoon and portioned out a serving of the mixture from the cauldron into a clay bowl.

  • Deirdre: The spear. You'll have it in your hands soon enough. Once you defeat Balor.

She walked past Eivor to her door and exited. Eivor followed, bristling at Deirdre having withheld information.

  • Eivor: You said nothing of this.

The women left the hut and walked down the path to the spear embedded in the stone, where an altar with candles had been arranged by other druids during the day.

  • Deirdre: Surely you remember Balor. He is heat, draught, the scorching sun come to earth.

They arrived at the altar, where Eivor crossed her arms in disbelief.

  • Eivor: I know of no such creature.

Deirdre turned from the altar to face Eivor.

  • Deirdre: Many heroes fell to him, but Wodin would not. The lance called Gae Bolg pierces his flesh. This is where he is weak.

Deirdre set the bowl on a table.

  • Deirdre: Are you ready to fight him?

(Accept – "I am ready to fight.")

  • Eivor: Let me drink.

Eivor reached for the bowl and knelt on the ground.

  • Deirdre: Drink deeply. You'll remember. Balor is ancient. He is chaos itself.

Eivor drank and the mixture took immediate effect, making Deirdre's final words echo in Eivor's ears.

  • Deirdre: Defeat him, and the spear is yours.

Eivor sat down and was transported to a vision of a stone circle surrounded with patches of flame. She awoke kneeling in the ankle-deep water that flooded the area, and saw the place was thick with smoke from the fires outside the dueling ground. Across from Eivor knelt a towering ram-horned figure of bone and sinew, its bowed head covered in a golden mask with a central spike, and its left hand holding a crudely shaped greatsword point down into the ground.

  • Balor: I have waited for you these many centuries, Fjölnir.

Balor abruptly jerked his head up to "look" at Eivor, then stood to the sound of knocking bones. Eivor likewise rose to face her opponent.

  • Eivor: I have come to take your power.

Balor's right hand grasped the handle of his sword and he swung it in an arc over his head then slammed it into the ground as he issued his own challenge.

  • Balor: Come, take it, then.

Balor hunched over and the duel began, with Eivor attempting to land blows where she could, and the god alternating between leaping across the circle to attack with a sword-first aerial dive, or swinging left with the sword, following through with a sweep right, and then using the momentum to end with an overhead blow.

  • Balor: You are twice-blind to believe you can defeat me.
    Which eye do you lack?
    Now! Come forward!
    Watch out!
    Cú Chulainn fell before me. You will be next.

After being wounded, Balor collapsed to a knee.

  • Balor: I am the wrath of the sun. I will scorch you to cinders!

Balor removed his mask, revealing glowing white eyes in a long skull-like face lacking a mouth, with a third eye located in the middle of his forehead. Balor struck the ground with his sword and the surrounding fires increased in intensity, filling the air with embers and more smoke. The duel resumed and Balor changed tactics, this time alternating his previous attacks by using his third eye to set his sword ablaze and striking the ground to create a wall of flame, stabbing the sword into the ground to create a circle of fire, or using his third eye to emit a laser.

  • Balor: You best be careful.
    Don't fall asleep!
    No one can harm me!
    I'll suck the marrow from your bones!
    Fear my eye of fire!
    I will enjoy this!
    Show me your strength.
    You are puny.
    You amuse me.
    Return to ash!
    COME ON! FACE ME!
    Fool!
    Burn to oblivion!

Despite these new attacks, Eivor continued to evade them and strike at Balor until she brought him to a knee again and on the verge of death, though he remained defiant to the end.

  • Balor: I am Balor!

Rushing forward, Eivor slid between Balor's legs as he failed to grab her. Climbing up his back, she jumped from his shoulders and turned around midair to smite his head, finally felling the god. With Balor's death, the invisibility cloak he used to conceal Gae Bolg's spear haft fell away from the spear head lodged in his lower back. Eivor grasped the spear with both hands and pulled, only to wake from her vision during early morning as she extracted Gae Bolg from the rock with an electric crackle. Red lightning flicked about the spear and Eivor gave it a few experimental swings before placing it with her gear on her back.

  • Eivor: What have I defeated? I must speak to Deirdre.

Eivor made her way to Deirdre's hut and found the priestess crouched in her garden tending to a bush.

  • Deirdre: I felt you would prevail.
  • Eivor: It was an unusual contest.

Deirdre stood up from the bush and turned to face Eivor.

  • Deirdre: The spear Gae Bolg is yours for crushing the Children of Danu and defeating Balor.

Deirdre walked past Eivor to look at a waterfall near her property.

  • Deirdre: Despite all that's happened, Ciara will find solace that the Danu have been extinguished.
  • Eivor: Small comfort, I suspect.

Deirdre's voice cracked as she responded.

  • Deirdre: I thank you for sparing her. Someday she may return to us here in the forest. Her spirit will be welcome.
Deirdre looked back at Eivor.

Deirdre walked past Eivor to look at a waterfall near her property. Her voice cracked as she continued speaking.

  • Deirdre: Ciara would have been joyful that the Danu have been extinguished.
  • Eivor: She was once one of them. It swayed her reason.

Deirdre looked back at Eivor.

  • Deirdre: I am sorry your path was fated to cross hers. But if it hadn't a sorry state would be on us all.

Deirdre walked past Eivor to her door but turned at the last moment.

  • Deirdre: Ciara will be pleased the Danu have been quenched.
  • Eivor: She fights for those she calls "true druids".
  • Deirdre: Keep the spear close, Eivor. I sense a great battle ahead.

  • Eivor: Goodbye, Deirdre.
  • Deirdre: Slán (Goodbye), Eivor. Slán.
  • Outcome

    After consuming a psychoactive mixture prepared by Deidre, Eivor had a hallucinogenic vision where she fought and defeated a manifestation of Balor for possession of the spear Gae Bolg.

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