Not satisfied with the chapter 1 ending, all four lines of cutscene, we wrote our own.
(shot of a naked guy being burned)
Narrator: Desther's punishment was brutal, but his death brought little satisfaction. The horrors of the Wailing Death could not be undone with his execution. Those that had suffered now turned on each other.
(shot of a hanged man)
Narrator: They looked for someone to blame, and found it in Desther's closest friend - Fenthick. The letter of the law found him negligent and he was hanged as a sacrifice to appease the bloodthirsty mob.
(shot of Aribeth kneeling before the hanged man after, the mob gone)
(shot of an angry-looking Aribeth)
Narrator: If any thought the sentence unjust, they remained silent. Duty required all to act as one - it was not the time for divided loyalties. The cult behind Desther's treachery still had to be found.
Narrator: The hunt led to the coastal town of Port Llast. From here the heroes of Neverwinter would continue the search for those behind the Wailing Death... and vengeance would be taken.
- Gene Valgene: Rogue. Got into this for career building. Doesn't actually care, so... yeah.
- Jon Jon Wendt: Fallen paladin/fighter. Essentially violating his parole being involved at all, except nobody actually knows who he is because he refuses to take off his helmet, and because they were all so desperate with the whole thing, they allowed it. Also we're going with the notion here that the temple of Tyr will at times flat-out brand their excommunicates as such, literally, because why the hell not. Drama.
"Tyr teaches that justice is tempered on two sides, by wrath and by mercy. We apply wrath most of all to those who are unrepentant, who intentionally cause harm, and mercy to those who may yet be redeemed. Fenthick is not unrepentant. He did not intentionally cause harm. The harm he did cannot be undone, and must be addressed, but to execute him outright denies him any chance at redemption. It is wrong."
"My name is Septimus Jonnil Estelmer," Jon Jon says. "I was a paladin of Tyr, a Knight of Holy Judgement. I fell because I lost sight of the truth, endangered the innocent, and took justice into my own hands. I shamed my order, my temple, and my god, not once, but twice. For this I fell. I lost Tyr's favour. I lost my faith. I lost my home. I lost my very purpose."