My quest to vanquish the storyline in Fable II was achieved last night. Lionheart (my character) was proclaimed “Hero” throughout the land and the forces of evil were turned back from the path of ultimate doom. Yes, it is quite a tale but that's not the story I wish to tell you.
As you can see Lionheart is brave and fearsome however it was not she who saved the land. Yes songs were sung and statues erected in her honor - it was not this hero that summoned the courage to lift Albion out of its fog of despair.
This is the face of the hero I speak of, seen here with his trusty companion Lionheart. As with many stories what actually happened was a little different than the bards sing it. No statues of Old Smeller stand to his bravery. No children dance about chanting his name as if it were a ward against evil. No, he is simply forgotten. Even though it was he who gave his life for the world that it might live - not Lionheart.
I tell you this not as a spoiler, for your quest will be different than mine. Each must follow his own path as is the Fable way.
It is just a reminder that when the fate of humanity hangs by a gossamer thread above the fire of damnation itself - there is no greater champion than the strength of a dog’s heart.
Old Smeller 12/25/08 – 01/04/09
He lived a lifetime in a few days but left everyone he met better for having known him. You are the truest friend to us all.
You will be missed.