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Yikari, a monk NPC by Shed VERSION 1.1
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Thanks to Egrevyn and the D'Oghmatiques for the French translation
Thanks to: BobTokyo, Domi, Rathwellin the Bard, Random Cabbage, Nathan Langford - You guys rock!
Thanks to Michael Prilla for reassuring me of my sanity ("comply" lol)
- 1.1 TRAified, French translation added
Undroppable Silence Helm ditched, function given to Yikari's cloak
"AR0900.bcs not found" installation bug fixed
Yikari-only versions of Celestial Fury increase his attacks/round by two
Banter written for Bioware NPCs, dialogue files reorganised
Minor script changes
Charisma checks for leaving party lowered
This is a NPC for BG2. He is a monk from Kara-Tur. His name is Yikari and can be found in the Temple District in Athkatla (on the bridge generally in the middle of the area).
He has his own quest (sort of). It is to get Celestial Fury from the Guarded Compound in the Temple District. He has taken a vow of silence until he gets the sword. However, he is rather less objectionable than Kuroisan . Depending on Player1's level when he first enters the Temple District (while Yikari is there) Yikari can be either level 12 or 18.
Depending on whether you have CF (+3 or +5) when you meet him, he will still be bound by his vow of silence. This affects his equipment, biography and dialogue.
You can persuade Yikari to join your party even once you have got Celestial Fury, however a charisma check is made to determine whether he will insist he keep Celestial Fury or whether you can give it to whomsoever you please. Despite being a monk, Yikari is "skilled" in use of the katana, not "proficient". To counteract the natural preference towards fists, Yikari's CF versions give him an extra two attacks per round.
If you try to kick Yikari out of your party once you have Celestial Fury he will ask for it before he leaves. Again, if you want to keep it without forcing violence, a charisma check is made. Many players won't need the Ring of Human Influence, but it will guarantee you compliance.
If you let (or are forced to) let Yikari keep a personal watch over CF then only he can use it, it is worth nothing and if you try to kick him from your party without him holding it he will turn hostile. You can only get the original CF from the Yikari-only version from telling him to his face and fighting him. I'll have no betrayal!
As for Yikari's personality, he is lawful good, highly wise, buspellholdstudios.nett not all that intelligent. He knows he's a perfectly competent fighter, but doesn't pick fights with other NPCs (they do that ). He tries to avoid conflict wherever possible. He is used to a chain of command, and will accept the PC's decisions without much trouble. Yikari tries not to anger anyone, but he's no walkover. He just is so efficient that he never get into a fight if he doesn't have to.
He is somewhat similar to the character Lu-Tze (Terry Pratchett - Thief of Time), only less comic. He often tries teaching NPCs the benefits of self-control, and all the stuff he learnt in his monastery. He is a visitor to the sword coast and many things seem strange to him. He cannot help regarding everyone (except Yoshimo) as foreigners.
Although ToB is required for this mod, ironically Yikari can only be found in SoA. Also, even when Yikari fulfils his vow of silence, he has no sound files (other than those from ToB). If you are or know a suitable voice actor please let me know (email@example.com)! If a ToB-compliant patch is asked for, I can do it without trouble. I do in the fullness of time intend to make Yikari fully ToB compatible and immersive. However, I will do that after I finish the SoA component fully .
Yikari banters with every Bioware NPC, except for Sarevok and Jaheira. Banter with Jaheira is planned.
Every other Bioware NPC except Mazzy and Valygar has at least two banters. Some have more. Another banter for Mazzy and Valygar is planned. Yikari also has one Edwina-specific banter and discussions with the PC.
This mod is compatible with Weimer's Item Updgrade Mod, and any other WeiDU mod. Banter with Hubelpot NPC is planned, and an interjection into Kuroisan's dialogue (made by Kensai Ryu). I suggest you install Oversight's Monk HLAs, unless you want Yikari to have fighter HLAs. In future releases, Yikari will interject, converse more with the PC and have Slayer, Tree of Life, Hell etc. dialogue. There is also a quest I originally planned which may appear someday...
This is a standard WeiDU installation. Setup-sdnpc.exe in your BG2 directory (usually C:\Program Files\Black Isle\BGII - SoA) should already have run. If it hasn't, run it now. When asked if you want to install Yikari, say yes, or if you don't want to install him, don't (why are you reading this?).
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To make this NPC more rounded, better, and immersive, I need time, effort, and help.
1. Write interjections
2. Write Tree of Life, Slayer dialogue.
3. Code above
- Release v.1.2 -
1. Record sounds :^^:
2. Restore quest cut for time reasons.
3. Interact with Kuroisan
Edited by Shed, 25 January 2005 - 02:32 AM.