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Let's go to the Bal(dur's Gate)! (Part 14 on Page 16! Yes, updating after 3 months!)

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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Dear Diary,

    Things are looking up! We've got the totally hot Ajantis in our party now!

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    He totally talked to me during a romantic rainstorm - it was soooo cute!

    Ajantis.jpg: My lady, we formed our alliance to fight the bandits threatening travelers in this area. May I ask your motivation for pursuing such a tedious and dangerous task?

    Buffy.jpg: These bandits are, like, murderers! They totally kill helpless people and they, like, killed my foster father!

    Ajantis.jpg: By Helm! This is very sad news, my lady. Let me express my deepest condolences for your loss.

    Buffy.jpg: Yeah, it sucks, and he died trying to help me, so it's like, they may not have been even after him!

    Ajantis.jpg: You mean, our unknown enemy might have an interest in you?

    Buffy.jpg: I might just be all paranoid and stuff, but I've had, like, assassins try to kill me! But maybe we'll figure something out if we kill these bandits, I dunno.

    Ajantis.jpg: Be assured: I will fight at your side against these criminals with all my might. Let's continue our search and bring justice to the Sword Coast.

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    I found sopme cute gauntlets earlier but I'm already, like, super lithe and dextrous, so I gave it to Ajantis. Hmm, I need a pet name for him... Ajjie? Janty? Yeah, Janty is adooooorable!

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    We were flirting while walking through Nashkel when I totally accidentally tripped over some hole in the ground. I was all angry and stuff but then I saw that someone had buried...

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    Eeee! This armor is, like, suuuuper useful! I totally took it for myself since it's sooo me and gave my old plate mail to Janty... I think he'll like smelling me while he wears his armor...

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    Then we found that crazy Basilisk guy! He was all standing around talking to undead people like they were his best friends!

    Bassilus.jpg: Heh Hurh Heh! Oh brother Thurm, why not grace our ears with a ripping tale of the old days? Always a delight!

    Ajantis.jpg: What kind of a devil is that?! We have to stop him!

    Zombie.jpg: Uuuuuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhh.....

    Bassilus.jpg: : Oh, don't hesitate on my account! Some of the others may not have heard them.

    Zombie.jpg: Hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh..........

    Bassilus.jpg: : Hold your peace then, though I remember a time back at Zhentil Keep when you would sooner die than be quiet. You... would sooner... um... I'll wait 'til you feel like telling them yourself, I don't remember the old days so well.

    Buffy.jpg: Um, hello? What are you doing?

    Bassilus.jpg: : Who dares interrupt while I speak with my family. I'll have my heads, if you're here to harm the... No! It can't be! Is that you, mother? It cannot be otherwise, you haven't changed a bit in all these years!

    Buffy.jpg: Gross! I'm not your mom, and you're hanging out with, like, zombies! Super, super gross!

    Bassilus.jpg: : Zombies? You don't see them as they truly are? You must be vexed by some sort of enchantment or another. Don't worry though, this has happened with some of the others and I know how to cure it. This will only hurt a moment.

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    He attacked us, but Janty and I make such a good (and good-looking, hehe!) team we totally killed him quickly! Then I remembred that that Keldorn guy told us that if we killed Basilisk, then he'd reward us!

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    He totally gave us 5000 gold! I was like, wooooo!

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    Basilisk had this totally neat warhammer that I took! No more broken warhammers for me, no siree!

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    These gauntlet's totally sucked! I was kinda tempted to give them to Xan for being such a depressed emo elf all the time but I didn't want to be that mean.

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    Imoen was all like "Hey I'm totally going to be a mage! Woo!" Of course she can't use her thief abilities right now - I hope we don't run into any nasty traps, or I'm blaming it all on her wanting to become a bookworm!

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    We met suuuch a cute elf! Normally I don't go for elves (except for Xannie, who's totally depressing and annoying lately), mostly since they'll still be all young and stuff when I'm old and crotchety, but this one was, like, all rugged looking!

    Kivan.jpg: What takes you out this far from civilization?

    Buffy.jpg: We're totally adventuring, and out to smite evil and stuff!

    Kivan.jpg: A strange coincidence; I have a quest similar to your own. I have been hunting the bandits in the region for the past few months. Perhaps if we worked together we would fare better. What say you to that?

    Buffy.jpg: You're pretty cute, so yeah, totally!

    Kivan.jpg: I hope that we will work well together.

    Xan.jpg: Yet another one of my kin, who is wasting his days in adventures on these wild roads, as if he is a near-sighted human. Is death so sweet, Kivan?

    Buffy.jpg: Um, Xannie, we need to talk... You're really depressing and sad and I don't want to hang out with you anymore. Wow, that was a lot easier to say than I thought it would be!

    Xan.jpg: While my stay with you was admittedly fruitless, it has, at least, been fun. I might even enjoy sharing another ill-fated adventure with you, should you ever require the use of my considerable talents.

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    With Kivie in our party we totally found Tranzig, who was sooo mean and we totally fought him.

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    And he wouldn't even tell us anything, the jerk, so we had to kill him!

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    We found this note on his corpse, though - we totally know where the bandits are attacking! We're going to totally ambush them and stuff!

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    God, bandits are soooo annoying! They think they're so tough and cool because they can just kill innocent peasants and stuff! Soooo mean!

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    Me and my friends totally showed them who was in charge, though! We're so awesome!

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    We totally got one of them to talk, and tell us where the bandit camp is. He was suuuch a wuss, all like "Wah wah wah, don't kill me, I'm just an innocent murderer!"

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    So now that we know where the bandit camp is, we're like totally going there to kill some bandits and stuff. Maybe we'll find out more of what's going on!

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    Kivy is sooo cute! Sometimes when he talks I just completely forget everything and just stare into his eyes!

    Kivan.jpg: For a bookworm you are well at ease outdoors, my young friend. I can see only the smallest indications that you are not accustomed to walking the beast's trails and sleeping under the dome adorned by stars.

    Buffy.jpg: Oh hey, thanks! I'm getting used to it, I guess, but my feet still hurt really badly a lot of the time. And then I'm going to get calluses on my feet, and those are soooo groooss!

    Kivan.jpg: You remind me of myself on my first ranging. I wonder if, like me, you feel that it is time for you to start living. And if I am not mistaken, you are quite pleased with that change.

    Buffy.jpg: I kind of am, I guess, but I'm allso kind of, like, nervous and stuff! I didn't think the real world was so, like, dangerous!

    Kivan.jpg: Then you are much wiser than I was. But enough talking. It is to the night we should listen, not to our voices.

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    Some crazy druid just randomly accused us of killing his friend and then attacked us! Before I could be like "Whoa, I never killed your friends" he was all "AHH I'M GOING TO KILL YOU!"

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    While we were fighting him, some other druid came up. I was all worried that he was going to attack us too.

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    But then he was, like, all friendly and stuff and helped us kill the crazy guy and his crazy bear friends.

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    Then he started, like, thanking us, which was a little suspicions since I thought most druids were against killing people unless you can help it, and stuff.

    Corsone.jpg: I must apologize for the actions of Osmadi. He had lost his mind after what happened here... Some days past. A group of bandits, calling themselves the Chill, entered our camp as we worked upon this shrine. They killed and murdered everyone they came across, including some of Osmadi's close friends.

    Buffy.jpg: Um, but why did you let us attack him? Like, you sound like you were friends with him! Or... Druid buddies, or something.

    Corsone.jpg: It's true, we knew each other very well. But there was nothing that could be done... he had lost his mind. I think you can understand that. Sometimes one doesn't have a choice.

    Buffy.jpg: Aren't druids all like "Life is sacred!" and stuff? Shouldn't you have tried something else?

    Corsone.jpg: There was no other choice! Do I have to explain myself over and over? Please leave me be, so that I may bury my companion.

    Buffy.jpg: Oh, he was, like, your boyfriend? That's alright, but if you were doing it with him why did you have us kill him?

    Corsone.jpg: I murdered NO ONE! I did what had to be done! All of you might be dead if it weren't for my help! Leave me be.

    Buffy.jpg: Oh, you totally killed him! I can totally see it in your face!

    Corsone.jpg: You... you... are correct. I did need your assistance to kill Osmadi. Thank you for the help. You were wrong about one thing, I am no 'common killer'... I am a Shadow druid. I poisoned Osmadi and his companions, so that we could be rid of their weakling presence. Now, we should easily be able to make this land our own. Unfortunately, there will be no room for meddling city folk. It is time for you to feel the fury of nature, as only I can administer it. Goodbye!

    Buffy.jpg: Like, you're such a jerk!

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    God, that guy was suuuuch a jerk! I'm glad he's dead! I guess this goes to show that, like, people are two-faced and stuff and you can't believe the first things they tell you, I guess!

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    Apparently Kivy is angry at the bandits and has like killed one of their friends! How manly!

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    After the battle, Janty totally told me about his order.

    Ajantis.jpg: My lady, I told you I am a squire paladin of the Most Holy Order of the Radiant Heart. May I tell you more about this force of goodness and righteousness?

    Buffy.jpg: Oh, totally! I'd love to hear it!

    Ajantis.jpg: The order is an association of lawful knights and paladins. it s avery powerful Order, my lady. Many virtuous men and women combine their forces to fight evil and help the weak and poor across Faerun.

    Buffy.jpg: You're like, sooo brave! It's so sweet of you to be doing those things!

    Ajantis.jpg: May I tell you more about how the Order is organized?

    Buffy.jpg: Actually, please like tell me what it is that you do! You said you're like a squall or something?

    Ajantis.jpg: As I said, I am a squire paladin. I must prove myself, before I can be knighted. Once knighted, it will still be a long journey, but my ultimate goal is to become a full-fledged member of the Order, one day. The biggest chapter of the Order is located in the capital city of Amn, Athkatla. That is where my mentor, the highly respected paladin, Sir Keldorn resides.

    Buffy.jpg: I hope you're not, like, here, because of what's going on with Amn and Baldurs Gate! That would suuuck!

    Ajantis.jpg: The Order does not interfere in politics, Lady Buffy. But we are watching local events with ocncern, as they are threatnening peace in the region. The increasing bandit activity here on the Sword Coast is forcing us to interfere. I am here to investigate the situation. With our combined forces, we will find the ones responsible for these evil happenings.

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    I could tell we were getting closer to the bandit camp when we started getting shot at by magic arrows! These guys were like sooo weak, though, and still went down really easily!

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    Then some other guy attacked us and I was all "NO YOU DIDN'T!"

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    He had a totally sweet warhammer, though! Now I've got two magic warhammers - SO awesome!

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    We made it to the bandit camp about a day later and killed some Hobgoblin bandits. Their leader or whatever he was called even came out - I don't remember his name, so I just called him Big Dumb Hobgoblin Jerk.

    Well, we're going to clear out the rest of the camp after this! Maybe when I write again I'll have some answers about what's happening around here!

    xoxo,

    Buffy

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    Shifty FisterShifty Fister Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Man I love your Lets Plays Mori. This has awoken a fierce desire to play BG1 and 2.

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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Thanks!

    After the bandit camp I'll probably do some sidequests for 2-3 updates - I don't want to do Cloakwood without Imoen's theving abilities (though I'll be ditching Jaheira/Khalid for Coran - and I'll probably get Branwen back until I can get that dwarven fighter/cleric).

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    Rampant EntityRampant Entity Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    You did good inviting Kivan into your group.

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    The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Fuck me I need to install this game right now.

    This is a great let's play though.

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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    You did good inviting Kivan into your group.

    I remembered him rocking face on my last play through, so I couldn't just leave him.

    Plus, cute elf boys!

    Oh god it's happening

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    Rampant EntityRampant Entity Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Moriveth wrote: »
    You did good inviting Kivan into your group.

    I remembered him rocking face on my last play through, so I couldn't just leave him.

    Plus, cute elf boys!

    Oh god it's happening

    I cannot help it, whenever I play any D&D game and I create a character that is a self-insertion of myself I always choose elf or half-elf as my race.

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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I'm also going to be tracking down the various stat gain manuals as I play.

    So Buffy will have like 19 strength, constitution, and dexterity. Apparently there's two manuals with wisdom bonuses, since one was added in Tales Of The Sword Coast.

    Buffy will get all of them since the game doesn't save the states of your other characters anyway.

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    jefe414jefe414 "My Other Drill Hole is a Teleporter" Mechagodzilla is Best GodzillaRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    Icewind Dale would be good, because then you could create the entire Buffy gang because it allows all 6 characters to be custom iirc? Or was that ID2?

    So you could have Xander and Willow and I honestly forget the rest. Giles!

    Dude, all of them allowed the entire party to be custom. I played BG1 and two with 5 custom guys.

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    SporkAndrewSporkAndrew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2008
    jefe414 wrote: »
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    Icewind Dale would be good, because then you could create the entire Buffy gang because it allows all 6 characters to be custom iirc? Or was that ID2?

    So you could have Xander and Willow and I honestly forget the rest. Giles!

    Dude, all of them allowed the entire party to be custom. I played BG1 and two with 5 custom guys.

    Yeah, you could play with all custom characters. I used to set up two mules with strength 18, charisma 1 and intelligence 1 to carry around all my stuff.

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    scarlet ave.scarlet ave. Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    This is so excellent.
    Moriveth wrote: »
    I trust everyone's enjoying the LP so far. I've been considering writing my own inter-party dialogue instead of using the stock stuff, as, well, I think I might be able to write decently. I'll give it a test run (on my own) and see how it goes.

    My preference is for the way you've been doing it so far, interspersing your character's responses to the stock dialogue. Huge comedy in seeing the game's Ye Olde Seriouse English next to Buffy's replies. (Plus, I totally remember all those dialogues, and seeing them makes me happy.)

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    webberwebber Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    How many dragons are there in this game? And are they impossible?

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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    webber wrote: »
    How many dragons are there in this game? And are they impossible?

    BG1 has none (although there are Wyverns, they're kind of pussies compared to real dragons)

    And Ave, yeah, I started to write my own dialogue but it wasn't nearly as entertaining as the actual stuff.

    Not sure if I'll be able to do an update before work tonight, but I'll certainly play the game - it's like 1-2 hours of work to set up an update including transcribing, editing screenshots, etc. But we'll see!

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    scarlet ave.scarlet ave. Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    No dragons in BG1, but since the dragons in BG2 can be a real son of a bitch to kill, it's probably for the best.

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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Dragons in BG1 would have been tantamount to suicide.

    "Yay, I just defeated a level five ogre! Now I can totally take on that Adult Red Dragon."

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    scarlet ave.scarlet ave. Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Oh god, I remember the first time I played through that game and had beaten the Shadow Dragon up north of Umar Hills. I was all cocky, made my way to Firkraag, killed his little dude, and then thought I'd take him on as well... Five reloads later, I realized it just wasn't going to happen.

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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Yeah, dragons are fucking assholes.

    I'm working on the next update now. Probably won't get to post it before I get to work, but I'll have most of it done.

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2008
    I never did play this game.

    I FEAR SPOILERS

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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Spoilers in a LP thread should be obvious!

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2008
    SHOULD THEY BE

    Should they be?

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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Yes. Yes they should.

    Also hopefully we can get to page 10 before I leave! Work together team, we can do it!

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    Volucrisus AedriusVolucrisus Aedrius Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Way to be a big gay, Munkus. All of the straight kids play Baldur's Gate.

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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I'd forgotten how much fun this game is*

    *once you get past level 1 and can take more than one hit before exploding

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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Okay, the new update should be posted in about 5-10 minutes. I rule!

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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
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    We were wandering through this bandit camp when we came upon this spooky old cave! Of course, caves usually mean treasure so we totally decided to go in!

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    Unfortunately, all we found were some gross Gnolls, so we killed them!

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    Then some other bandits fought us, but they went down, like, sooo easily! I guess one of them was the leader or something because he had some fancy armor and stuff on him!

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    I totally gave the armor to Janty! He looks soooo stalwart with the armor on!

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    Then we found this biiiig tent, and I was all like "Whoa, this is totally where all the leader is!" Kivan got all excited when I told him that, I guess he wants to kill the guy or something.

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    The guys were total jerks, so they, like, must've been bandits.

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    They went down sooo easily, though! It was like, why even fight us, you know you're gonna die!

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    There was some totally cute elf in there so I had to chat him up.

    EnderSai.jpg: It's time, then, is it?

    Buffy.jpg: Uh, are you, like, asking me the time? It's totally nighttime, um, I don't know the specifics or anything. What are you waiting for, anyway?

    EnderSai.jpg: : My execution, what do you think? You're not with him, are you, though. No, I'd smell his rancid breath on you if you were.

    Buffy.jpg: Um, I don't know who 'he' is, but I'm like, totally not with him! I'm an independent woman!

    EnderSai.jpg: : Aye, you're not... Well, this whole place is dirty to the core, that's what's going on. These aren't your ordinary bandits. They're part Black Talons and part Chill, Chill being a demihuman band, mostly hobgoblins, and led by that creepy smart one, Ardenor Crush. There be others elsewhere, like that priest Mulahey sent to poison the mines of Nashkel. Set himself up as a kobold gold returned and legions of the brainless barking fools believed him, ready to do his bidding 'til death do they part...

    Buffy.jpg: Oh, we totally killed that Mulahey guy! He was sooo gross! I guess he's working for the guy you're talking about... Tweezer? Who's Tweezer working for, though?

    EnderSai.jpg: : That's the trick, see? Crush and Taugosz Khosann, leader of the Black Talons, both think he's getting orders from the Zhents and Tazok doesn't do much to discourage that particular line of thinking. But the Black Talons and Chill are bandit groups, see? They ply the trade routes, avoid the cities, and that's where they go wrong. I'm from the Gate and I can tell you dead as leather that the Zhentarim aren't behind this. A desire for silence isn't the only reason I wear soft-soled boots. I wear 'em so I can tell who's toes I'm treading on. I didn't mess with no Zhentarim. I picked my enemies and I messed with one group and one group only: the Iron Throne. And, right as rain, here I am as Tazok's personal prisoner. You do the math.

    Buffy.jpg: Plus soft-soled boots are, just, like, soooo comfy! What about these Iron Throne guys, though? Where are they?

    EnderSai.jpg: : Tazok's been making regular visits to the Cloakwood so that's where I'd start if I were you. There are some documents in that chest that might be worth taking a look at, too... Now go step on some toes, alright? And you can tell them Ender Sai sent you.

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    So I guess Mulahey and Taznok aren't even the guys I should be after! I need to figure out who I do need to fight, I guess... And to do that, I gues we have to go to, like, the Cloakwood! Gross, I hear there's spiders there...

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    There were like some totally weird notes in the chest! They mentioned some guy named Saravook, he sounds spooky! His name alone makes me all antsy!

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    This note made me laugh because Nimbul was, like, soooo weak and easy to kill! Man, all this reading is making me sleepy, I guess I'll do more when I wake up!

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    So, I had another one of those weird dreams when we slept again!

    This time I was in the bandit camp again, and I was like totally invisible to all the bandits! But then the wind was all "Whoooosh!" and I got blown up into the sky, and I could fly for a while! But then suddenly I was all heavy again (like I'm fat!) and I was falling really fast!

    The ground, like, opened up beneath me and then everything was dark. Then some light came from, like , nowhere, and , I could see that I was in a cave. Since I don't like caves, I was all like climbing and trying to find a way back and then I found a statue of me! I was all "spooky!"

    Then some voice was all "You're totally borrowing your spooky powers, and you owe people now!"

    Then that dagger from the last dream came at me and I dove out of the way - but it hit the statue and I felt like it had hurt me or something. The voice was all "We can totally break you!" and then I fell back and woke up! Weiiird!

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    I woke up and Imoen, was, like, staring over me!

    Imoen.jpg: Good morning, Buffy. Didn't sound like you slept well last night. Me neither. More dreams, I guess?

    Buffy.jpg: Totally, another one of those spooky dreams! Want me to talk about it?

    Imoen.jpg: : I do! More daggers and strange voices?

    Buffy.jpg: Well I was in this bandit camp and I flew but then I fell underground and found a statue of me and then some voice was all "oooh we're gonna kiiill you!" and then they tried to kill me but the dagger hit the statute instead!

    Imoen.jpg: : That voice scares me, Buffy. Sounds like it scared you too. That's good. I don't like it. Not at all. Nope. I don't. You keep fighting it, Buffy. I'll help ya, if I can.

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    Right after I finished talking to Imoen, Janty started talking to me! He was all concerned about me, how sweet!

    Ajantis.jpg: My lady, I didn't get the impression you had a very restful night.

    Buffy.jpg: Didn't you hear me talking to Imoen? I totally had a weird dream with me and statues and spooky voices and stuff...

    Ajantis.jpg: I see...

    Buffy.jpg: Yeah, the voice was all "Ooohhh you can't have those powers forever and we're gonna kill youuuu"

    Ajantis.jpg: Your powers only borrowed? That is a strange thought. Yet there *is* something special about your dreams, as you gain powers through them... Whatever the reason might be, don't let yourself be frightened by images which seem to be forebodings of a threat in the future! We are on the righteous quest of saving the Sword Coast from the crominals that are menacing the lands! Whether or not an evil might is threatening you, you will only find out if you succeed in your search. Whatever enemy is awaiting us - we will not give it the chance to catch us unaware!

    Buffy.jpg: Aww, you're so sweet, Janty! So, tell me about your god, he sounds kinda neat!

    Ajantis.jpg: Helm, the Vigilant One, is the god of duty, vigilance, and protection. He is the eternal sentry, the ever watchful, the protector never distracted from his duty. His symbol is the staring eye with a blue pupil on an upright war gauntlet. Helm is neither cold nor emotionless. He dedicates himself to his appointed task with stern discipline, but he is fond of children, my lady. They are the only ones with whom he is tolerant if they offend his rules.

    Buffy.jpg: Yeah, kids like being kids! What else can you tell me about Holm?

    Ajantis.jpg: Helm's rules are: Never betray those who trust you. Be vigilant. Be fair and diligent in the conduct of your orders. Protect the weak, poor, injured, and young; do not sacrifice them for others or for yourself. Always obey orders, providing that those orders follow the rules of Helm. Demonstrate excellence and loyalty in your role as a guardian and protector. We Helmite clergy and followers are always vigilant and prepared for attack from our enemies. We never act on an impulse, as careful planning has proven to be better in the end. We defend the weak and young, and never betray our duty. Duty to one's cause outweighs all.

    Buffy.jpg: Wow, that's totally cool! I admire a man who's always aware of... everything that's needed.

    Ajantis.jpg: During the Time of Troubles, the gods wandered as mortal avatars on Faerun, and Helm was the only deity that retained his godly powers. His role was to confine the other deities to Faerun, and he served in his task faultlessly. Nevertheless, the avatars caused much destruction, and people blamed Helm for it.

    Buffy.jpg: Whoa, crazy! Thanks for telling me, Janty.

    Ajantis.jpg: It was a pleasure. Let us go on with our quest and fight the bandits.

    BAM!

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    As7As7 Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Was there really a tie in to Keldorn from BG2 earlier or did you make that up?

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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    That's part of the BG1 NPC project, where they add BG2-esque dialogue to all the BG1 NPCs. However, I think there is a connection, just not explicitly stated like it is there.

    And with that, I'm off to work!

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    scarlet ave.scarlet ave. Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Haha, excellent.

    How long does it take you to put one of these posts together?

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    Cosmic SombreroCosmic Sombrero Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I had the best moment on my Monk playthrough. I walk into Firekraag's lair, get all buffed and ready to tear shit up. Then, the moment before we start, I notice Quivering Palm for the first time.

    In the starting round, I killed a dragon with one punch.

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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Haha, excellent.

    How long does it take you to put one of these posts together?

    Depends on the amount of dialogue, really. If it's a dialogue-heavy update with new characters then I have to cut out characters to represent them in dialogue (unless they have only one line) and type up all the dialogue, since it's more annoying to post screenshots of every bit of dialogue than it is to just type it up (although certainly less time consuming)

    Then I have to edit the screenshots - usually I just include the gameplay screen, since who cares about seeing critical hits and characters missing?

    On average it'll take around 1-2 hours. This update, for example, took about an hour. It's also kind of dependant on how lazy I'm feeling - sometimes it takes a long time simply because I'll type for ten minutes and then do something else for 30.
    I had the best moment on my Monk playthrough. I walk into Firekraag's lair, get all buffed and ready to tear shit up. Then, the moment before we start, I notice Quivering Palm for the first time.

    In the starting round, I killed a dragon with one punch.

    Playing as a Wild Mage, I used Nahal's Reckless Dweomer to cast Disintigrate upon a Shadow Dragon. Not only did it succeed, but it was cast at a much higher level so I obliterated it with one shot. Awesome.

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    Cosmic SombreroCosmic Sombrero Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Moriveth wrote: »
    I had the best moment on my Monk playthrough. I walk into Firekraag's lair, get all buffed and ready to tear shit up. Then, the moment before we start, I notice Quivering Palm for the first time.

    In the starting round, I killed a dragon with one punch.

    Playing as a Wild Mage, I used Nahal's Reckless Dweomer to cast Disintegrate upon a Shadow Dragon. Not only did it succeed, but it was cast at a much higher level so I obliterated it with one shot. Awesome.

    Doesn't Disintegrate have a change of destroying any items they're carrying? I never take it because the description says something to that effect.

    Also, while that is cool, it isn't as cool as killing a dragon in one punch.

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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Yeah, it did destroy all the stuff he had on him, which I unfortunately only realized after I'd saved. But oh well, it was still damn cool because it was out of my level for the first thing and when I cast it I cast it like I was ten levels higher.

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    Peter EbelPeter Ebel CopenhagenRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Hmm, maybe I should roll an evil character. Pick up Edwin and Viconia. Maybe even hang out with Montaron and the crazy as fuck mage for a while.

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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I've never actually played an evil character. I really should sometime, I want to hear the various banter between evil characters. Plus, romancing Viconia.

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    Peter EbelPeter Ebel CopenhagenRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    One can never bone too many sultry black skinned demon worshippers.

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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    If I play BG2, I'll have to romance Anomen.

    Ugh blargh vomit

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    scarlet ave.scarlet ave. Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Sounds like a new character will be in order. Because seriously, fuck that dude.

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    scarlet st.scarlet st. Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Fuck. I think I'm going to install this and Tutu on my computer when I get home.

    I need to play Ulgoth's Beard and shit! I need to beat BG2!! Goddamn the things I have let sit on the back burner!

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    FishmanFishman Put your goddamned hand in the goddamned Box of Pain. Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Peter Ebel wrote: »
    One can never bone too many sultry black skinned demon worshippers.

    I totally read that as 'slutty black skinned demon worshipers'.


    And was all like 'What? Shar isn't a demon'.

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    Typhoid MannyTyphoid Manny Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Moriveth wrote: »
    If I play BG2, I'll have to romance Anomen.

    Ugh blargh vomit

    Does Haer'Dalis have a romance thing? 'cause he's dreamy.

    actually, for all the times i've played that goddamn game, I've never once completed a romance subplot.

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