Pernos is a hermit who lives at the entrance to the Agaric Spore Road in Poeta, along with some of his animal friends. He is one of the key NPC's for the player's journey towards Ascension, but also remains involved with a number of special quests afterwards.
In the official comic it is revealed that he is the Uncle (and mentor) of Viola, as well as one of the two survivors of the Storm Legion.
Pernos' past is only briefly touched upon in the game. At some point he tells the player that he came from the future Poeta, Dark Poeta, and was the sole survivor of the Balaur onslaught that took place there. He supposedly traveled to the past for reasons unknown, but does say that he feels that meeting the player and helping him/her with their Ascension was both his destiny and purpose.
In the Comic Edit
Pernos' real identity and past is revealed in the La Veroca comic commissioned by NCSoft. Pernos (real name Akarios) was a Daeva and local militia leader of an Atreian village named Nodel before the Cataclysm, as well as the uncle of Viola. One day the village comes under attack from the Balaur while Akarios is away, and onslaught ensues. Although he returns with his men shortly after, he is unable to turn the situation around until the Archdaeva appears and drives the Balaur off, saving Viola in the process.
Now re-assigned to one of the Archdaeva's own legions, Akarios' next appearance is during the peace talks. Here he tells a distraught Viola that the peace talks were merely a ruse meant to lure the Dragon Lords in and destroy them. Seconds after this a blinding light emerges from the tower: the Cataclysm was now happening.
Akarios is presumed to have perished during the catastrophe until he suddenly appears before Viola again 50 years later. He explains that he joined Deltras' Storm Legion in an attempt to find the missing Archdaeva, but Viola pleads him to quit it as she perceives her uncle having lost his eternal youth as a sign that she may soon lose her last remaining family member. Akarios however refuses, saying he must fulfill his duty to find The One.
One month later Akarios, now an old man, returns as one of the two sole survivors of the Storm Legion, wrought with horrors from having seen the rest being brutally massacred by Shedim Lord Zikel following the legion's fatal expedition to Asmodae. Viola confronts her uncle one more time, asking him to quit the path of a Guardian and move to a small village with her, to which he agrees.
While Viola leaves to continue her search for the Archdaeva some time later, Akarios has a feeling that he should stay behind in Poeta for some reason. He takes on a new name and identity (Pernos) and lives as a hermit when the player first encounters him during the Poeta campaign.
- Starts quests
- Involved in quests
- "How do you find Poeta thus far, child? Does anything feel familiar?"
- "No...not exactly."
- With quests
- "What is this I sense?"
- He supposedly saved Poeta from peril at some point in the past, which resulted in one of the island's areas being named after him in his honor. His true name (Akarios) also appears in several tales and legends about the island.
- Pernos was supposed to have different dialogue for players after they have ascended, but this ultimately was never implemented. The intended dialogue was:
- "It was you that I felt approaching...
- Greetings, [Player Name]. It is good to see you again.
- "And you, Pernos."
External Links Edit
La Veroca Comic - A Millennium`s Wait - official Ncsoft comic