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#1 Graoumf

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 10:02 AM


Here is a mod from Rabain which was posted on Borderkingdoms.net. This site is no more available since many months, and so we thought it may be the time to save it from disappearance.

Here is the ReadMe with the last changelog:
A BorderKingdoms Mod
Touch-the Moon NPC MOD For Baldurs Gate 2 - VERSION v1.1

Author: Rabain
On the web: Forum

Version 1.1 - Check for the most recent version

Languages: English
Platforms: Windows and Mac OS X (maybe)


The character is slightly based on a character from a David Gemmel book (Echoes of the Great Song) though for any Gemmel fans out there don't consider this to be exact.

Touchstone is an Elven Fighter from the Great Forest, I have created him as a Wild Elf and while I know this race is not in BG2 neither are many races that are now NPC's so you will have to imagine that Wild Elves fall under Elves generally. Now that that's out of the way, Touchstone is on a slightly strange quest which he will outline to you when you meet him. There is only one resolution to this quest in the game, if you think about it you will have a good idea where it is...that's all I am saying. Touchstone will interject from time to time to ask questions about this quest and the PC can also ask in certain dialogues on his behalf.

He should also talk to you to offer you words of wisdom if you simply use the talk icon in the game to click on him. There are banters with all the Bioware NPC's throughout the course of SoA and ToB, interjections in major quest dialogs, Tree of Life choice and a ToB Epilogue.

I hope you enjoy Touchstone, I would call him a One-day NPC if I had done this in a day but with RL commitments it has taken 2 years. (RL commitments mostly involve general lying about and doing nothing or browsing forums etc). Oh and the name thing..Touchstone..Touch-the-Moon is explained too...in the mod.

This mod is designed to work with Baldur's Gate 2, Shadows of Amn, with the Throne of Bhaal expansion. This mod should be installed in your Baldur's Gate 2 directory. For many users, this directory is Black Isle/BGII - SoA.

There are no known incompatibilities with any mod.


Touchstone is packaged and installed with WeiDU and is distributed as a zip archive. To install, simply double-click the archive and extract the contents into your BG2 game directory.

If properly extracted, you should have a touched folder and Setup-touched.exe in your BG2 folder. To install, simply double-click Setup-touched.exe and follow the instructions on screen.

Please run Setup-touched.exe in your BG2 folder to reinstall, uninstall or otherwise change components.

Mac OS X
Unconfirmed results for Mac installs at this time.

Please see the Borderkingdoms Touchstone Forum for more information or to post a comment.

The mod contains a fully voiced joinable NPC: Touchstone. You can find him in the Docks District of Athkatla.

V1.0 also gives the option of installing a Wild Elf Fighter kit. Otherwise Touchstone is a vanilla fighter class.

The kit description is as follows:

WILD ELF FIGHTER: Wild Elves are a hardier breed of Elf that live in tribes of roughly 30 to 100 people. More tribal and nomadic than High Elves, Wild Elves maintain Elven elegance and grace despite a simple wardrobe of leather, furs, and simple weaves. Hardened by their surroundings yet appreciative of life, Wild Elves live by the motto: "Live as if you will die tomorrow. Fight as if you will live forever." Wild Elves are generous to those they view as good and merciless to those they view as evil.


- Missile weapon bonus (+1 bonus to hit and damage for every 5 levels)
- Called Shot once per day for every 7 levels (lasts 10 seconds, hits induce: 4th level -1 THAC0 of target, 8th level -1 Save vs. Magic of target, 12th level -1 Strength of target, 16th level +2 damage bonus)
- Can use Berserker Rage once per day for every 6 levels (While raged: +2 bonus to hit and damage, -2 AC bonus, Immune to: Charm, Hold, Fear, Maze, Imprisonment, Stun, and Sleep, temporary 15 HP increase [taken away at end of rage - could cause death])


- Cannot wear better than studded leather armour.
- Proficiency Restrictions:
Grand Mastery (+++++) allowed in Bows, Axe, Dagger and Darts.
High Mastery (++++) allowed in Spear and Shortsword.
Mastery (+++) allowed in Longsword, Club, Quarterstaff and Sling.
Specialisation (++) allowed in Bastardsword.
Proficient (+) in all other weapons.

Whirlwind Attack
Greater Whirlwind Attack (requires Whirlwind)
War Cry
Elemental Summoning
Greater Elemental Summoning (Requires Elemental Summoning)
Earth Elemental Transformation (Requires Greater ES)
Poison immunity (Requires Hardiness)


Portrait modded from an indian actor that played Tonto or something in some show years ago. Alternate portraits can be found in the portraits folder of the mod. Simply rename the portrait you wish to use to BKtouch1, M & S and place them in the override folder.
Contact Information

Rabain created this mod.
Thanks and Acknowledgements

Thanks go out to the following:

Jastey for initial beta testing (more than a year ago now!)
Bookwyrme and Neferit for current testing.
Sir-Kill and Januszka for being around to listen to me bitch on irc.
Blackwyrmlair for initial hosting and all the other mod forums for still being around.

Tools Used in Creation
WeiDU by Wes Weimer and kindly updated by Valerio Bigiani, AKA The Bigg.
IESDP maintained by igi
WeiDU ConTEXT Highlighters by Idobek, updated by cmorgan
Credits and Copyright Information

This mod may not be sold, published, compiled or redistributed in any form without the consent of its author. Touchstone is ©2007 Rabain.
Version History

Release Version 1.1 - added version flag, updated to WeiDU v231
Release Version 1.0 - Full release.
Beta Version 0.5 - Initial Beta release.

Of course, we'll take it down if Rabain requests.

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Edited by Graoumf, 01 May 2013 - 04:52 AM.

#2 Oracle


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Posted 15 April 2013 - 04:14 AM

Thank you for posting it would be shame to lose A mod like this.

"Men cry not for themselves, but for their comrades."