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Sorcerer's Place NPC in Numenera!

Discussion in 'Torment: Tides of Numenera' started by Taluntain, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    I'd like to hear everyone's thoughts at least on the NPC fate aspect if nothing else - please post what you think about any part of what I posted above!
     
  2. Blackthorne TA

    Blackthorne TA Master in his Own Mind Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    I'm fine with what you've chosen above; a gruesome fate would be great in my opinion :)
     
  3. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    OK, this is what I submitted (400 characters really doesn't allow for much in terms of description so it was a hard compromise what to include):

    1) NPC Description: An inquisitive, good-natured bearded man in the prime of his life who seems to be very comfortable with many kinds of weapons in his possession, perhaps even too much so... he carries trinkets and little images from many far-away places that he has visited, happily showing them off to anyone curious about his travels. He lets slip that he is to meet up with a sorcerer to quest for a fabled magic board.

    (There's also an additional comments field where I explained who our NPC is supposed to represent and their RL fates. Hopefully the devs will come up with something special for our NPC.)

    2) NPC Fate. Would we be OK with our NPC suffering a gruesome fate: Yes, whatever best fits the game

    3) NPC Type 1st choice: Explorer

    4) NPC Type 2nd choice: Traveler

    5) NPC Location: Any

    6) NPC Race: Human, non-mutant

    Any comments welcome!

    Also, we still need to fill out the "Dead Hero" parts I listed above and I welcome any suggestions for that.
     
  4. Blackthorne TA

    Blackthorne TA Master in his Own Mind Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Nobody wants to help? Sheesh.

    OK if it's not too late, here's a generic and somewhat cliché poem for an epitaph; feel free to change Blackthorne to any two-syllable name:

    Here lies Blackthorne also known as the wise
    Adventurer, hero, star on the rise
    Roamed through the lands in vagabond guise
    To his own and to everyone's surprise
    Shot by a poacher through one of his eyes
     
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  5. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Ooh, awesome one. :D

    Actually the Dead Hero part has no deadline yet (the NPC one is still open as well) so anyone can still contribute at this point.
     
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    Xartik
    1) NPC Description :

    Quietly watching everything, sometimes mutter to herself, the sorceress Xartik is not some pleasant companion of an evening. Wise comments and practical advices aside, her distracted mutters drew some curious person into eavesdropping, but what she said make no sense and the sayings get wiped out of their curious mind just moments later.

    2) NPC Fate. Whatever must fit the game. Going out in a blaze of glory sounds good.

    3) NPC Type 1st choice: Explorer?

    4) NPC Type 2nd choice: Cultist?

    5) NPC Location: Sagus Cliff

    6) NPC Race: Human.

    7) Art: Sagus Cliff at Dawn

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    1) Dead Hero Name: Xartik the Distracted Sorceress
    (Name for the Valley of Dead Heroes.)

    2) Dead Hero Epitaph:Alas, her mutters can no longer distract Death and he came for her at first chance.
     
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  7. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Just got this via e-mail, any comments?

     
  8. Blackthorne TA

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    Seems close enough to your original.
     
  9. Old One

    Old One The Old Warrior ★ SPS Account Holder Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    I like the way this is going. Now I really want to see the game.
     
  10. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    I was assured that what was cut from the description would be conveyed via dialogue, so it should be all good.
     
  11. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    I haven't had the chance to read and think about this much yet, but I wanted to run it by you guys and hear what you think before I reply:

     
  12. dmc

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    Seems a little morbid to me. I would think we would want our representative character to be like Kit and Bel were on the boards, and the Memorialists seem more like a death cult based on the brief description. YMMV.
     
  13. Blackthorne TA

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    I kind of like the idea of Beltrax at least being with the Memorialists; it seems appropriate for a memorial.

    I think it would be difficult to have Beltrax represent what Bel and Kitrax were like because the two of them were very different people.

    I'm not sure I'd want Beltrax to be part of the Memorialists (they seem like a crazy bunch; and neither Bel nor Kitrax were crazy like that :) ), but to be interested in what they believe as he's waiting to continue his next adventure? I like the idea.
     
  14. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Agreed, I'll let Adam know. :)
     
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    You guys actually went with my Beltrax suggestion for a name???? Wow! Reading this thread just (as my five yr old likes to say when she feels giggly)" made my tummy tickle ". There have been times when I felt I have put my foot in my mouth over the years. This definitely helps balance the scales. Thanks guys!
     
  16. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Any time. :D

    Go this back from Adam: "I won't make him a Memorialist then, but he will be with the Memorialists when the player meets him, while he's waiting for his next adventure. Thank you!"
     
  17. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Anyone found Beltrax in the game?

    Also, I've spotted this in the backer portal:

    Valley of Dead Heroes
    Enter the following code into the Valley of Dead Heroes' terminal to find your personal in-game tomb.
    • 3-2-2-4
    So this should highlight (?) BTA's in-game grave. :mommy:
     
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    You find beltrax upon the beginning of the second 'chapter' of the story :

    This is what you find if you go to the tomb corresponding with the code 3-2-2-4 :

     

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