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#1 SConrad

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Posted 18 November 2004 - 11:51 AM

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Technical
Is this mod only for SoA or SoA/ToB?
Both. He will have interjections, banters and a specific quest in both SoA and ToB.

It's a WeiDU mod, right?
Would I do it any other way?

Will Khadion be compatible with <insert mod here>?
Khadion will be compatible with most other mods, with a few exceptions. It's to early to tell which at this point, we'll see when time comes.

I can, however, safely say that Khadion won't be compatible with Chloe, due to the plotline of that mod.

Will Khadion be voiced?
Khadion, as well as other characters in the mod, will be extensively voiced.


Gameplay
Will this mod suck?
Khadion is developed by experienced modders and I've heard that the teamleader is a real fastidious bastard. Word has it that he will only accept contents and contibutions of the very highest standard.

So, no. It won't suck.

Does he have a specific quest?
He indeed does. His quest will be a large part of the immense character development in store for him.

Where do I find Khadion?
He will find you.

Will he join you when you take Renal's quest, when you meet Aran or after you deal with Bodhi?
Neither. He will show up very early in the game. Where and when isn't decided yet.

Will you still be able to join Bodhi if you have Khadion in your party?
NO. He'll turn against you if you do. He is a Shadow Thief, after all.

At which level does he start ?
A bit less than the protagonist.

Will there be any alignment restrictions for Khadion to join you?
No, he will join no matter alignment of the PC.

What weapon proficiencies will Khadion have?
It's not fully decided, but scimitar, two weapon fighing and daggers seem likely.


Personality
Who is Khadion? Race/Alignment/Stats/Class, etc?
Name: Khadion Linvail
Race: Human
Class: Swashbuckler
Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
Stats:
Strength: 12
Dexterity: 18
Constitution: 13
Intelligence: 15
Wisdom: 7
Charisma 17
Total: 82

Whats his personality going to be?
He's a very charming, though extremely erratic young man. He's got a lot of self-comfindence, which isn't always good for him. He has difficulties with focusing on things except for short periods of time. He's hot-tempered, and that combined with the confidence he has in his own abilities will drag him into occasionally trouble. He is also a spoiled brat, his step-father is, after all, Aran Linvail himself. The other partymembers will also remind him of this.

Will there be a romance?
Yes, there will be a romance!

The romance will take place in the ToB-portion of the game, since he's much to unstable to have a serious relationship in SoA. When he's developed as a person and a character, though, a romance is possible. :)

Will there be sex then?
The mod will still be allowed for younger people to play, i.e. there won't be any "dirty" conversations. There will be hints, however, that something might have happened (after a rest, for example).

I read somewhere that Khadion is based on a character called Silk from David Eddings books. If so, will Khadion act to a similar way to what Silk does?
Not based, but influented. The acrobatic fighting-style/charm/humour is similarities. But there are quite large diffrences:

Silk is a lot older, he's not as attractive and not as erratic. Even if he says in one of the books that he gets sidetracked too easily, it's still nothing compared to Khadion. Silk's a lot wiser than Khadion is. So there are similarities, but also large diffrences.

You won't recognize Silk (i.e."that would be the exact thing as Silk would have said!") when you play Khadion.

Silk's real name (Kheldar) and Khadion's name are very similar. Is there a reason for that?
No, it's not intentional, but simply a coincidence.


Dialogues/Interjections
Will he interact with other NPC's?
Definently. He will have a lot of banters with other NPC's. Khadion will develop personal relationships with the other party-members, which is only normal when you consider the fact that they travel together and fight by eachother sides. He will be affected by the specific events which occur to the other NPC's, and he will respond at certain points. He may also react both positively and negatively to other party-members' death, as well if they are kicked out of the party.

Khadion will also have loads of interjections, especially with people in Athkatla. He's well-known in the city, and to not interject with people when he's such a celebrity would be very strange.

How many banters will be planned for Khadion to have with each NPC?
I don't want to set a specific number on each NPC. Some of them will be more, some less. He will develop a personal relationship with them all, though.

Will he end up fighting with any of the other NPC's that you can have in your party?
Perhaps.

Will he have any banters with other NPC-mods (like Kelsey, Taisha, Tsujatha, etc)?
It is very possible that we will add Khadion to the Crossmod Banter Pack, a mod which adds banter-material between NPC-mods.

Will he have many interjections with quest's that the party will have?
Both yes and no. He's likely to interject to quests and people in Athkatla, since he is somewhat of a celebrity there. When outside Athkatla, however, he'll be a lot more quiet.

Will the mod add some more character to Aran Linvail?
Definently. A lot.


Items
Will Khadion start with any unique equipment apart from his scimitar?
No unique equipment. Magical, yes. A shadow armor, for example. He is the stepson to the leader of the Shadow Thieves, after all. It's only logical that he won't walk around in a leather armor.

Will he get any more unique equipment given to him, or from his quests?
Yes. Both to him and through his quests.

What stats will Khadion's scimitar have?
Undecided.

Will his scimitar be upgradable?
Undecided.

Dude, this scimitar's so cheesy... Come on think of another thing! How about... Short swords...?
They won't be cheesy. I've got a lot of persons around me to correct it if that would be the case.

And no, no short swords.


Help
This mod sounds so cool! Can I help?
Send me a PM and we'll discuss it.


Other
Who put the bop in the bop-she-bop-she-bop?
Bob, get away from my FAQ!

Who was that man? I'd like to shake his hand... He made my baby fall in love with me.
Andy, you too!

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#2 fallen_demon

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Posted 22 November 2004 - 11:52 AM

will female pc's be able to attempt a full romance?
I get the impression Khadion will flirt with the female pc, sleep with her, then leave her. Will he compete with Anomen's romance for the chance to do this?
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#3 SConrad

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Posted 22 November 2004 - 11:59 AM

Will there be a romance?
No, there will not be a romance. He's much to unstable to have a serious relationship. Besides, I think that there already are enough romances out there. He will, though, attempt to make a move on a female PC, as well as other female NPC's, to their delight or irritation.

Will he end up fighting with any of the other NPC's that you can have in your party?
Perhaps.

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#4 Tom

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 07:37 PM

So he has a scimitar, presumably this means his proficiencies will be with this weapon? What else will he be skilled in?

Also this is rather irrelevant but I seem to recall someone else from that David Eddings series being called Khadion - the name definately sounds Drasnian.
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#5 SConrad

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 08:18 PM

You're probably referring to Khendon (- Javelin).

His weapon profs. are not 100% decided, but I would bet it's going to be scimitars, two weapon fighting and perhaps daggers or some other small-bladed weapon.

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 08:54 PM

You're probably referring to Khendon (- Javelin).

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No I wasnt, I may just be confused alltogether... Its a good name.

One other question, is there any more character development of Aran himself planned? (such as new dialogs or alterations to existing ones, or perhaps some new/altered quests from him.) Ive always thought him to be an interesting character.

Edited by Tom, 30 November 2004 - 08:54 PM.

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#7 SConrad

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 10:12 PM

One other question, is there any more character development of Aran himself planned? (such as new dialogs or alterations to existing ones, or perhaps some new/altered quests from him.) Ive always thought him to be an interesting character.

Yes, yes, YES! Aran is a large part of this mod, and we'll be exploring his character as well. :)

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Posted 01 December 2004 - 01:17 AM

His weapon profs. are not 100% decided, but I would bet it's going to be scimitars, two weapon fighting and perhaps daggers or some other small-bladed weapon.

Yes, a scimitar dual-wielded with a dagger sounds very fitting. ;)
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#9 SConrad

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Posted 01 December 2004 - 05:09 AM

His weapon of choice is scimitar. Hopefully, there won't be enough points for me to spend on another weapon, but if there is, I think it will go to daggers or shortswords.

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#10 Kai of Candlekeep

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Posted 12 December 2004 - 08:03 PM

The game is already short-sworded to death (*sigh*)

I like the scimitar idea, as I can only name 2 characters who actually use them at this time: Jaheira and Drizzt (my Yoshimo always uses a katana), and Drizzt doesn't really count, does he?

There's gotta be someone who can wield Spectral Brand!

Cheers to ya SConrad!

I have no clue how to mod but I would be happy to make you a portrait if you don't have one already. And dialogue/banter/interaction scribing as well, if you want.

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Throwing daggers might be an interesting 2nd weapon option. Not many characters use them.

Edited by Kai of Candlekeep, 12 December 2004 - 08:04 PM.

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#11 SConrad

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Posted 13 December 2004 - 06:39 AM

Throwing daggers might be an interesting 2nd weapon option.  Not many characters use them.

That's what I had in mind.

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#12 Feanor

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 12:59 AM

Will there be a romance?
No, there will not be a romance. He's much to unstable to have a serious relationship. Besides, I think that there already are enough romances out there. He will, though, attempt to make a move on a female PC, as well as other female NPC's, to their delight or irritation.




Will there be sex then?
The mod will still be allowed for younger people to play, i.e. there won't be any "dirty" conversations. There will be hints, however, that something might have happened (after a rest, for example).



Seb, those 2 points which I quoted seem to contradict each other.

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 04:10 AM

      Seb, those 2 points which I quoted seem to contradict each other.

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It rather depends on your definition of "romance". A female PC will not be able to make Khadion fall in love with her. She might however, be able to have something else from him.

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 09:48 AM

Throwing daggers might be an interesting 2nd weapon option.  Not many characters use them.

Because they are quite useless compared to bows and crossbows. Which is a bad thing. <_<

A female PC will not be able to make Khadion fall in love with her. She might however, be able to have something else from him.

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 09:56 AM

Maybe you could give a bonus to Khadion while using throwing daggers (if it's possible) ? :unsure:

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 09:57 AM

Throwing daggers might be an interesting 2nd weapon option.  Not many characters use them.

Because they are quite useless compared to bows and crossbows. Which is a bad thing. <_<

Still, his first weapon is a scimitar. We don't assign certain weapons to him because they're good, we assign them because it fits his character and his fighting-style.

A female PC will not be able to make Khadion fall in love with her. She might however, be able to have something else from him.

Oh my, parential lock in effect... :D

You never know. ;)

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#17 T.G.Maestro

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 10:02 AM

We don't assign certain weapons to him because they're good, we assign them because it fits his character and his fighting-style.

Good policy.
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Posted 05 January 2005 - 02:34 AM

Will Khadion be voiced ?

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 02:40 AM

We do not have a voice actor as yet, but we certainly intend to voice Khadion.

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 03:02 AM

We do not have a voice actor as yet, but we certainly intend to voice Khadion.

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In this case, only the interjections will be voiced, or some of the dialogs too (like the original NPC's) ?



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