It’s not secret that players are going to see some strange things in The Secret World. After all, there’s zombies, witches, secret societies buried deep in conspiracies and Dracula. But, some might be surprised upon entering “The Darkness War” dungeon.
In fact, the quest already starts off a little strange when a member of the Wabanaki native American tribe tells players to take a nap in a sleeping bag This kicks off a sort of vision quest showing events that occurred in the same place 1,000 years before.
T.J. Hafer at PC Gamer got a peek at the events that took place, and from his description, the history we’ve been taught isn’t exactly right. At this point in time the Wabanaki are battling off invading Mayans who want to turn a dragon trapped in the mountains lose on the landscape. And, as if that weren’t enough to worry about, the Vikings decide to that moment would be a great time to join the party and bring Excalibur along for good measure.
At this point, I’m a little confused as to why Vikings are running around the world with King Arthur’s sword, but I guess that’s a bit minor compared to Mayans trying to turn a dragon loose in Maine.
Really, I’m sure there are perfectly good explanations for all of this, but I suppose I’ll have to wait until I play the instance to find out what they are.