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Requiem: Caithe

The third story in the “All or Nothing: Requiem” series is available to read today. It contains heavy spoilers for Living World Season 4.

Caithe’s story was written by Samantha Wallschlaeger and Alex Kain of the ArenaNet Narrative Team, illustrated by creative partner Kinixuki, and formatted using the open-source program Twine.

To read the story, visit the official page. Click on Caithe’s portrait and follow the links through her thoughts.


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  • Gorhaax.4021Gorhaax.4021 Member ✭✭

    I'm not sure if the story is just really short or there's a link missing to continue it. Its gets 4 pages in and then stops.

  • Agree. The ending is sudden, very much so. It's either unfinished or missing a link.

  • Evangalise.4863Evangalise.4863 Member
    edited May 7, 2019

    From Facebook posts, they are aware of the issue. I had the same issue when using Chrome browser. I switched over to my Firefox and it all displayed fine. If you have FF browser try loading it in that one.

  • Donari.5237Donari.5237 Member ✭✭✭✭

    FireFox wasn't working for me, but cptaylor's link just above worked great. Less pretty formatting, but all the text!

  • This was a very interesting story, and the relationship dynamic between Caithe and Faolain feels very real. Well done!

    I think there's a slight issue with the timeline of this story, however. Caithe makes it sound like Faolain left for the Nightmare Court, then Caithe was sad but getting comfort from the Pale Tree and Ventari's Tablet, then she learned Wynne's secret which gave her a fresh wound. We saw in Season 2, however, that she is still with Faolain when encountering Wynne.

    So, emotionally, an excellent piece! Lore-wise, I think it needs a small tweak!

  • Fenom.9457Fenom.9457 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Nice, looking forward to Caithe presumably contacting us to begin the next episode

    HARRY! DIDYA PUT YER NAME IN DA GOBLET OF FIYAH?!

  • Loesh.4697Loesh.4697 Member ✭✭

    So far all of these short stories have something that I can point to and say 'That's amazing world building'. For Rytlock it was him coming to the realization of the massive flaws in Charr society, for Zafirah it was her realizing that as imperfect as Balthazar was the actual things he taught were good and worth preserving, and for Caithe it is that...spectacular...display of how gaslighting works with Faolain.

    I'v seen that, i'v seen that a lot and it's so horribly ugly when it happens, that portrayal of predatory relatiosips in and of itself puts it leagues above how Anet used to show these things previously, gold star.

  • Memoranda.9386Memoranda.9386 Member ✭✭✭

    Caithe's story was the best of the three, in my opinion. Well written and expressed her heartbreak excellent.

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭

    One of the basics you learn in web design is that you never use a 100% black background (#000) with 100% white text (#FFF). It's bad for the eyes, it can cause headache or even nausea - simply put, it is just not user-friendly.

  • Sirius.4510Sirius.4510 Member ✭✭

    Yeah, I noticed the anachronism in the story as well. Unfortunately it's not trivial to correct as the narrative around it has dependencies (to borrow some software jargon) on it. I've a feeling it's probably going to come up on Guild Chat this week though, so...

  • Rasimir.6239Rasimir.6239 Member ✭✭✭

    I kind of liked the other stories, but this one ... whow. I can't really put a finger on what's different, but Caithe's story, just like the final episode 5 story instance, triggered strong feelings in me like no other story in or around this game has so far.

    I'm not sure if I'm looking forward to or dreading episode 6. It'll be tough for you to come up with anything that rivals the impact this story and the most recent episode have had on me.

  • Kanok.3027Kanok.3027 Member ✭✭✭
    edited May 8, 2019

    kitten it, you guys. I cried. You suck, but this one was freakin gold. 10/10 would read again...

  • Tiviana.2650Tiviana.2650 Member ✭✭✭

    So does this mean Aurene is really dead? I thought she would come back.

  • Urud.4925Urud.4925 Member ✭✭✭
    edited May 10, 2019

    Interesting story, such as the other two. It was a news to learn that the cold sylvari thief is basically someone looking for her other half apple.
    The part where Wynne said "Trust no one. Not even the commander" is unclear though (to me). Were we already the commander when Wynne revealed the sylvari's secret to Caithe?

    Thanks again for these insights, I like them :) (but please, add the option to change the background, reading on the black background really hurts after a bit).

  • Fraghound.5730Fraghound.5730 Member ✭✭✭

    Absolutely loved it , just like the last two! c:

  • zealex.9410zealex.9410 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Urud.4925 said:
    Interesting story, such as the other two. It was a news to learn that the cold sylvari thief is basically someone looking for her other half apple.
    The part where Wynne said "Trust no one. Not even the commander" is unclear though (to me). Were we already the commander when Wynne revealed the sylvari's secret to Caithe?

    Thanks again for these insights, I like them :) (but please, add the option to change the background, reading on the black background really hurts after a bit).

    We didnt even know half the cast at that point, we were either not born at that point or no one worth mentioning in the grand sceme of things.

  • @Urud.4925 I think that part isn't quoting Wynne.
    "But then I remembered that Wynne told me we were servants of the jungle dragon. So I knew I could trust no one, not even the Commander."

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