Official Codex Discord Server

  1. Welcome to rpgcodex.net, a site dedicated to discussing computer based role-playing games in a free and open fashion. We're less strict than other forums, but please refer to the rules.

    "This message is awaiting moderator approval": All new users must pass through our moderation queue before they will be able to post normally. Until your account has "passed" your posts will only be visible to yourself (and moderators) until they are approved. Give us a week to get around to approving / deleting / ignoring your mundane opinion on crap before hassling us about it. Once you have passed the moderation period (think of it as a test), you will be able to post normally, just like all the other retards.
    Dismiss Notice

In Progress Let's Play Morrowind (Return of Jarema)

Discussion in 'Codex Playground' started by Ivar the Boner, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. Ivar the Boner Arcane

    Ivar the Boner
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2011
    Messages:
    1,053
    Location:
    Poland
    In the waning years of the Third Era of Tamriel, a prisoner born on a certain day to uncertain parents was sent under guard, without explanation, to Morrowind, ignorant of the role he was to play in that nation's history...




    Each Event is preceeded By Prophecy. But without the hero, there is no Event.

    -The Underking


    Intro:
    Show Spoiler

    :sound of 80's synth-pop approaching...:


    [​IMG]

    Where have all the good men gone
    and where are all the gods?
    Where's the streetwise Hercules to fight the rising odds?
    Isn't there a white knight upon a fiery steed?
    Late at night I toss
    and I turn
    and I dream of what I need.
    I need a hero. I'm holding out for a hero 'til the end of the night.
    He's gotta be strong
    and he's gotta be fast

    And he's gotta be fresh from the fight.
    I need a hero. I'm holding out for a hero 'til the morning light.
    He's gotta be sure
    and it's gotta be soon

    And he's gotta be larger than life!
    larger than life.
    Somewhere after midnight
    in my wildest fantasy

    Somewhere just beyond my reach
    there's someone reaching back for me.
    Racing on the thunder and rising with the heat

    It's gonna take a superman to sweep me off my feet.
    I need a hero. I'm holding out for a hero 'til the end of the night.
    He's gotta be strong
    and he's gotta be fast

    And he's gotta be fresh from the fight.
    I need a hero. I'm holding out for a hero 'til the morning light.
    He's gotta be sure
    and it's gotta be soon

    And he's gotta be larger than life.
    I need a hero. I'm holding out for a hero 'til the end of the night.
    Up where the mountains meet the heavens above

    Out where the lightning splits the sea

    I could swear there is someone
    somewhere
    watching me.
    Through the wind
    and the chill
    and the rain
    And the storm
    and the flood
    I can feel his approach like a fire in my blood.
    I need a hero. I'm holding out for a hero 'til the end of the night.
    He's gotta be strong and he's gotta be fast
    And he's gotta be fresh from the fight.
    I need a hero. I'm holding out for a hero 'til the morning light.
    He's gotta be sure
    and it's gotta be soon
    And he's gotta be larger than life.
    I need a hero. I'm holding out for a hero 'til the end of the night...



    [​IMG]

    There is one... one I can bring to you, Azura.


    [​IMG]

    Let it be then, he's needed...





    .

    .

    .

    .

    .

    .

    .

    .

    .

    .

    .

    .

    .

    .

    .

    .

    .


    [​IMG]


    What in the fuc...


    [​IMG]

    Welcome to Tamriel, you have been ressurected by King of Worms to fulfill your destiny. You must have many questions but for now all you need to know is that your identity must be kept secret. You must never tell anyone about what you have done for Border Princess or XVII century Poland.


    [​IMG]


    Where the hell Am I? And who the fuck are you?


    [​IMG]


    ... They have taken you from the Imperial city prison, first by carriage, and now by boat. To the east, to Morrowind. Fear not for I am watchful – you have been chosen.



    ----------------

    TABLE OF CONTENT:

    Chapter 1 - I Ain't Even Mad
    Chapter 2 - Land of Opportunity
    Chapter 3 - Dark Side of Balmora
    Chapter 4 - Have You Come Seeking the Light?
    Chapter 5 - Dwemer Puzzle Box
    Chapter 6 - Andrano's Tomb
    Chapter 7 - Unfinished Business
    Chapter 8 - City of god
    Chapter 9 - Balmora - Suran - Balmora
    Chapter 10 - Ashlanders
    Chapter 11- Initiation Rites
    Chapter 12 - ABC for Adventurers
    Chapter 13 - You Don't Mess With the Guild
    Chapter 14 - Sixth House
    Chapter 15 - Corprus Disease
    Chapter 16 - Amaya
    Chapter 17 - The Lost Prophecies
    Chapter 18 - Warrior's Test
     
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2014
    • Brofist Brofist x 4
    ^ Top  
  2. Ivar the Boner Arcane

    Ivar the Boner
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2011
    Messages:
    1,053
    Location:
    Poland
    Chapter 1 – I Ain't Even Mad


    Show Spoiler






    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    My... my name is Jarema.


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    So, it was not just a dream...


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    We follow the guard.


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    Damn, my eyes. How long was I on this ship?


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    To be honest, I came from...


    [​IMG]


    ...your identity must be kept secret. You must never tell anyone about what you have done for Border Princess or XVII century Poland...


    [​IMG]


    ... I came from Skyrim.


    [​IMG]


    Here's my passport...


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    Finally someones is saying something about our release...


    [​IMG]


    We decided to generate cumston class and this is whas skills we've chosen.


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    Jarema is not used to magic so we decided to take Apprentice sign which gives us more mana but makes us less resistant to magic.


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    And those are personal documents of Jarema now.


    [​IMG]


    We take our ID and prepare to move along...


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    Sure, I will...


    [​IMG]


    But first I will close those doors because my Polack senses are tingling...


    [​IMG]


    Ah yes, plenty of valuables and no one to notices us taking them.


    [​IMG]


    I will need this dagger...


    [​IMG]


    Actually. I will need everything from this table.


    [​IMG]


    Hmm, a note.


    [​IMG]


    Usless to me.


    [​IMG]


    Food may come in handy though.


    [​IMG]


    This book seems valuable...


    [​IMG]


    Fuck it. I will just take everything. This chest is closed though. But I think I've found a lockpick on a table...


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    31 gold coins. I will take them.


    [​IMG]


    There is also food in those baskets. I will better take it with me


    [​IMG]


    Ok, let's find this Sellus Gravius guy.


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    Strange, my Polack senses are tingling again... There was valuable ring in this barrel.


    [​IMG]


    There was magical healing ring in the barrel but I forgot to take screenshot. Let us continue anyway.


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    Sellus Gravius? I was told to speak with you...


    [​IMG]


    First, let me take your identification papers. Thank you. Word of your arrival only reached me yesterday. I am Sellus Gravius. But my background is not important. I'm here to welcome you to Morrowind.


    [​IMG]


    I'm not even sure why I am here to be honest.


    [​IMG]


    I don't know why you're here. Or why you were released from prison and shipped here. But your authorization comes directly from Emperor Uriel Septim VII himself. And I don't need to know any more than that. When you leave this office, you are free. But before you go, I have instruction on your duties. Instructions from the Emperor. So pay careful attention.


    [​IMG]


    Duties? What duties?


    [​IMG]


    This package came with the news of your arrival. You are to take it to Caius Cosades, in the town of Balmora. Go to the South Wall Cornerclub, and ask for Caius cosades – they'll know where to find him. Serve him as you would serve the Emperor himself. I also have a letter for you, and disbursal to your name.


    Sellus Gravius gave us 87 gold coins and package for this Caius Cosades person.


    [​IMG]


    Thank you. Well, I'll be gone then.


    [​IMG]


    Unfortunately we can't steal anything from here since Sellus is here. We have to continue.


    [​IMG]


    Well, I'm free now but I have no idea what to do next. Let's approach someone and ask him some questions...


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]

    Hey, you, with pointy ears. Hello there whatever you are.


    [​IMG]


    Are you the one that boat dropped off? Odd to see a boat arrive at that time of the day. Hope the Imperials treated you okay. I swear they took my ring.


    [​IMG]


    A ring?


    [​IMG]


    I swar one of the Guard has it. I had it last week before they weekly "Let's shake down Fargoth" ritual. An engraved healing ring, family heirloom of mine. You haven't seen it have you?


    [​IMG]


    Actually, I have this ugly piece of junk right here. You can have it.


    [​IMG]


    You found it! Amazing! Thank you, thank you! You are now my favorite friend. I'll be sure to tell the others, especially my friend Arille who runs the tradehouse here. Go see him, he'll be happy to see you now!


    [​IMG]


    Getting on the good side of merchants is always good thing to do.


    [​IMG]


    Now, let's ask around for more informations...


    [​IMG]


    Yes? What do you want? If you're looking to get out of Seyda Neen, I'll be happy to give you a little advice.


    [​IMG]


    Actually, I need to get to Balmora and find man called Caius Cosades.


    [​IMG]


    New here? Take the silt strider to Vivec of Balmora. Fast and cheap. No trouble with wild animals and smugglers. And bandits. And Outlaws. Go see Darvame Hleran over at the strider port, over the bridge and cast along the water. And tell her Vodunius Nuccius send you.


    [​IMG]


    Will do good sir. Now, let's look around for this tradehouse...


    [​IMG]


    Ah yes, here it is.


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    We've sold all the crap we looted earlier and earned 212 gold coins.


    [​IMG]


    With our new gained wealth we bought iron sabre, iron cuirass, iron greaves and two iron gauntlets for Jarema.


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    Oh, yes. Now I'm ready to rock. Maybe it won't be all that bad in here. Maybe Azura, sending me here, gave me another chance to crush my enemies and impale more shit!




     
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2014
    • Brofist Brofist x 6
    ^ Top  
  3. Harold Arcane

    Harold
    Joined:
    May 10, 2007
    Messages:
    785
    Location:
    a shack in the hub
    Would brofist but... retarded graphics-overhaul mods are retarded
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 4
    ^ Top  
  4. Ivar the Boner Arcane

    Ivar the Boner
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2011
    Messages:
    1,053
    Location:
    Poland
    I never played with MGSO 3.0 before so I was just curious how it looks like.
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 1
    ^ Top  
  5. dibens as seen on shoutbox Patron

    dibens
    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2011
    Messages:
    2,630
    A competition, eh? I better finish my update soon. Good luck, bro!
     
    ^ Top  
  6. Ivar the Boner Arcane

    Ivar the Boner
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2011
    Messages:
    1,053
    Location:
    Poland
    Aww shieet. I thought you abandoned your Morrowind LP. Well, I guess we'll have two ongoing at the same time.
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 1
    ^ Top  
  7. dibens as seen on shoutbox Patron

    dibens
    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2011
    Messages:
    2,630
    Well, by soon I mean in this lifetime. :M
     
    ^ Top  
  8. Ivar the Boner Arcane

    Ivar the Boner
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2011
    Messages:
    1,053
    Location:
    Poland
    Chapter 2 - Land of Opportunity

    Show Spoiler



    [​IMG]

    It seems this tradehouse have two levels, let's see what we can find on second one.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Hrisskar, this name seems familliar. Maybe he's got something to do with that note I found in census office...

    [​IMG]

    You look like you could use a friend, outlander. Perphaps I can be your friend. I'd like you to help me recover some gold.

    [​IMG]

    Recover some gold?

    [​IMG]

    That's right. See, I had a bad run of luck playing Nine-holes, and lost a bit of money. Normally, Id' be fine. We can usually keep some gold in our pockets just
    from the money the locals pay us for... protection. But I know some of them are holding out on me, especially that little fetcher Fargoth. He's come up light the past couple of weeks when I've shaken him down. I know he's stashing it somwhere. I'd like you to find Fargoth's hiding place. I know the little fetcher's got one somwhere in town. Just not sure where yet. I've already gone through his whole house, so I know he's not hiding it there. I'd like you to find out where he's stashing his gold. If you can, I'll give you a share of the wealth. Are you up for it?


    [​IMG]

    Sure, I'll look into it when I find the time.

    [​IMG]

    Excellent. Here;s what I want you to do. I'm not sure where go goes, but I know he wanders around town at night. Watch his movements. The best vantage point in on top of the lighthouse south of town. That will give you a nice view of all of Seyda Neen. If you keep an eye on where he goes, I'm sure you'll be able to figure out where he's hiding that gold.

    [​IMG]

    Well, it's not night yet so let's look around some more.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    That's all right, Jarema. You're not interrupting anything important. What can I do for you? Are you looking for some specific plane in Seyda Neen? Or just looking for a little advice?

    [​IMG]

    Actually, I'd like to learn a little bit more about Balmora.

    [​IMG]

    Balmora is the district seat of House Hlaalu, and the largest settlement on Vvardenfell after Vivec city. Good roads lead north from here to Balmora, passing
    through Fort Pelagiad and Pelagiad village. From Balmora, roads lead north to Ald'ruhn through the town of Caldera. Maybe I'd better write down the directions to Balmora for you. It's a long walk, and a little cofusing.


    [​IMG]

    Thank you. What's this Vivec city you are talking about?

    [​IMG]

    Vivec city is south on the road from Pelagiad, Vivec is the largest settlement on Vvardenfell, and one of the largest cities in the East. Built on Norvayn Bay,
    completely surrounded by water, the city itself is a group of giant town-sized buildings called 'cantons'. The High Fane and the palace of Vivec are visited by
    hundreds of tourists and pilgrims daily. Outlanders mostly confine themselves to the Foreign Canton, while natives live, work, and shop in the Great House compounds and residential cantons.


    [​IMG]

    Enough about vivec. What about local rumors, heard something lately?

    [​IMG]

    Locals are outraged by taxation here. These Imperial tax collectors have really started to get on everyone's nerves. Haven't seen the local one in a while,
    though... not that anyone is complaining.


    [​IMG]

    Thank you very much, see you later alligator.

    [​IMG]

    In a while crocodille.

    [​IMG]

    I think that's it for this tradehouse. Let's go outside.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Everyone talks about missing tax collector. Maybe it will be worth my while too look into this matter.

    [​IMG]

    And I could use a little stroll to be honest.

    [​IMG]

    Balmora is to the east, let's scout this road a little before we consider taking this siltstirder thingy.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    I learned a thing or two about alchemy during my days in Border Princes, I will collect local mushrooms on my way.

    [​IMG]

    Hey, look, a cave! Let's take a look inside.

    [​IMG]

    It's so dark I can barely see anything but I think I'm not welcome here...

    [​IMG]

    BOW TO THE POWER OF JAREMA, BITCH!

    [​IMG]

    I've cut you down like dirty cossack!

    [​IMG]

    Angry bitch had some gold, netch leather boots...

    [​IMG]

    And a slaver key.

    [​IMG]

    Let's continue or trail of destruction.

    [​IMG]

    Damn, I can't see shit in here. I need a torch. I better go back to Arille Tradehouse and buy one.

    [​IMG]

    Arille didn't had any torches. We sold the crud angry bitch had and earned ourselves 5 gold coins.

    [​IMG]

    I think I saw a torch in census office.

    [​IMG]

    Yeah, here it is. I will take it.

    [​IMG]

    Didn't helped much. I still can't see shit...

    [​IMG]

    Seems like we will have to fight in the dark.

    [​IMG]

    Goddamn mage, I'm allergic to offensive magic!

    [​IMG]

    Ha, dodged yours fireball.

    [​IMG]

    Now, prepare to be cut down by Jarema's sabre!

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    He had only useless crap.

    [​IMG]

    More company!

    [​IMG]

    We decided to use Jarema's fake nord racial ability "Woad" which gives us more armor.

    [​IMG]

    Die, bitch!

    [​IMG]

    Bitchslapped!

    [​IMG]

    Only valuable item she had was a lockpick.

    [​IMG]

    Maybe they hid their valuables in this chest.

    [​IMG]

    There was a steel longsword inside.

    [​IMG]

    But Sabre is much more Jarema-like.

    [​IMG]

    There must be something more worth my while than few gold coins and a lockpick...

    [​IMG]

    Moonsugar... Goddamn junkies! But I will take it.

    [​IMG]

    Skooma is nothing but troubles but maybe we will be able to sell it to someone.

    [​IMG]

    Then we've found more random crap like alchemy indegridients, alcohol and one potion of restore willpower which we will sell.

    [​IMG]

    Locked... maybe the key I've found will unlock it...

    [​IMG]

    Here we go.

    [​IMG]

    This cavern is filled with water. I will have to watch out for my torch.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Strangely, it's easier to see underwater. What a strange world.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    More coins for me to pick up. Not much else though...

    [​IMG]

    SKAVEN!

    [​IMG]

    Die you filthy bastard!

    [​IMG]

    I will even take your meat. It might prove useful in alchemy.

    [​IMG]

    Killing few Dark elves and a rat gave us some much needed practice in using long blades.

    [​IMG]

    Then we picked up few mushrooms growing here and continued our exploration.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Then we falled into water and our torched went down. Well, bummer.

    [​IMG]

    But we've found skeleton with some gold coins and alchemy indegridient.

    [​IMG]

    My good torch went out and I can't see shit with this door torch from census office. I will have to go back to tradehouse and see if they sell any light spells.

    [​IMG]

    I guess we won't be seeling our drugs to Arille...

    [​IMG]

    We will put our drugs here.

    [​IMG]

    No light spell.

    [​IMG]

    But at least I can drop off some loot I picked up in junkie cave.

    [​IMG]

    Healing spell might be useful.

    [​IMG]

    Unfortunately I'm not used to this magic stuff and casting this spell may prove difficult.

    [​IMG]

    Like so.

    [​IMG]

    But we've managed to cast in on our second try and Jarema is healed.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Hmm... It's getting dark. Maybe I should consider looking into this Fargoth's hidden treasure case.

    [​IMG]

    Yeah, let's climb the lighthouse and wait till the night comes.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Hmm, there's stuff here and nobody watching over it.

    [​IMG]

    Don't mind if I do. Let's also take a look at this book here.

    [​IMG]

    It's a skill book which improved out unarmoured skill. We will take it with us because it's very valuable.

    [​IMG]

    Ok, now all I have to do is make myself confortable and wait till the night comes.

    [​IMG]

    Ah yes, I can see you you elven bastard.

    [​IMG]

    What are you doing near this swampy area?

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    He was fooling around near tree stump. Let's investigate.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Ahh yes, so here you've been hiding your shit. Silly elf. I will take it.

    [​IMG]

    Together with your useless healing ring.

    [​IMG]

    Now, let's report our sucess to Hrisskar.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Easy money.


     
    • Brofist Brofist x 3
    ^ Top  
  9. Ivar the Boner Arcane

    Ivar the Boner
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2011
    Messages:
    1,053
    Location:
    Poland
    Chapter 3 – Dark Side of Balmora



    Show Spoiler






    [​IMG]



    [​IMG]



    I think I'm done here. I will take a little rest and then I shall finally go to Balmora.



    [​IMG]



    We've slept till the morning in Arille's Tradehouse and now we are finally ready to go to Balmora.



    [​IMG]



    I think people here use this creatures as means of transportation. Let's take a closer look.



    [​IMG]



    [​IMG]



    Vodunius Nuccius send me...



    [​IMG]



    Oh, yes. He steers business my way, and I do him a little favor now and then. Poor fellow. I don't think he's happy here in Morrowind.



    [​IMG]



    What's this... creature there?



    [​IMG]



    Silt strider's carry passangers and cargo between settlements on Vvardenfell. Fares depend on distance to be traveled. Silt striders are giant insects. A compartment for passengers and cargo is hollowed from the creature's shell; the driver directs the beast by directly manipulating exposed organs and tissues. Silt striders travel Between Ald'ruhn, Balmora, Seyda Neen, Suran, Gnisis, Khuul, Molag Mar, Maar Gan, and North Landning Near Vivec.



    [​IMG]



    I would like you to take me to Balmora.



    [​IMG]



    This trip will cost us 14 gold coins.



    [​IMG]



    BLAM! And we are there. There is no other fast travel option in Morrowind than Silt striders, boats or teleportation.



    [​IMG]



    Let's take a look around this place.



    [​IMG]



    We have some clubs here but the one we are looking for has "southern wall" or something in name.



    [​IMG]



    It looks like it's trading center of the town. Shops are all around. There is even one shop run by Khajiit to my left.



    [​IMG]



    Ra'virr... sounds like a junkie to me. Let's try to sell him some of our Skooma



    [​IMG]



    Hey, kitty, wanna buy some drugs?



    [​IMG]



    He sure does. Let's sell him our skooma first.



    [​IMG]



    He will only pay us 421 gold coins for our two bottles of Skooma. Cheap bastard. But selling him skooma and some moon sugar increased our mercantile skill to level 6.



    [​IMG]



    Doing business with this junkie gained us some gold. Let's see if we can buy better weapon or armor.



    [​IMG]



    [​IMG]



    [​IMG]



    Only thing that Meldor has and is any use to use are those Iron boots. We shall buy them and pay 20 gold coins for them.



    [​IMG]



    Then we sold him our old boots for 5 gold coins and it increased our Mercantile to 7.



    [​IMG]



    The Razor Hole... sounds like a weapon trader.



    [​IMG]



    [​IMG]



    I will buy this silver sword good sir. In case I ran into some creatures immune to iron.



    We payed the full price of 160 gold coins.



    [​IMG]



    Here it is. We are supposed to ask for Caius Cosades here.



    [​IMG]



    [​IMG]



    [​IMG]



    Ask the Owner? Well, I will have to look for him then.



    [​IMG]



    Owner was nowhere to be found in main hall so we decided to look for him upstairs.



    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]



    [​IMG]

    I'm looking for Caius Cosades, a middle aged guy...


    [​IMG]




    [​IMG]



    Thank you kind sir, I will look for him immidiately.



    [​IMG]



    [​IMG]



    [​IMG]



    [​IMG]



    Are you Caius Cosades?



    [​IMG]



    What? Yes. I'm Caius Cosades. But, what do you mean, you were told to "Report to Caius Cosades" What are you talking about?



    [​IMG]



    My name is Jarema and I've been told to report to you and deliver a package.



    [​IMG]



    [Intelligence] So. You say your name is Jarema, and you've been told to report to me and deliver a package. Perhaps you'll let me loot at it?



    [​IMG]



    Sure, here it is.



    [​IMG]



    Yes. Very interesting. So. It says here the Emperor wants me to mentor you. And that means you'll be following my orders. Are you ready to trust me and to follor my orders, Jarema?



    [​IMG]



    I don't think I have any other choice.



    [​IMG]



    Good. Welcome to the service, novice Jarema. You are now a member of the Imperial Blades. We're the Emperor's hidden eyes and ears in the provinces. We watch the Emperor's enemies. We look for opportunities. We make reports. And, when the Emperor commands, we obey.


    I'm the Imperial Spymaster for Morrowind. And, since I'm the ranking Blades agent in morrowind, you report to me. Follow my orders, obey our rules, and you'll do fine. You can use my bed if you need to rest, but leave my personal stuff alone unless I say otherwise. If you like, you can improve your modest skills with our Blades Trainers now. Or if you're in a hurry, I can give you orders right away. But don't forget to visit the Blades Trainers.




    [​IMG]



    What orders are you talking about?



    [​IMG]



    First thing, pilgrim. You're new. And you look it. Here's 200 drakes. Go get yourself a decent weapon. Or Armor. Or a spell. And second thing... you need a cover identity. Around here, 'freelance adventurer' is a common profession. Sign on with the Fighters Guild, or Mages Guild, or Imperial cult, or Imperial legion, advance in ranks, gain skill and experience. Or go out on your own, look for freelance work, or trouble. Then, when you're ready, come back, and I'll have order for you.



    [​IMG]



    Allright old man. I will look for some work and then I'll be back for my... orders.



    [​IMG]



    I guess our Caius friend here would be interested in the rest of my moon sugar. Too bad I can't sell it to him. Well, let's look around for a job and training.



    [​IMG]



    Fighters Guild sounds like fun. Let's see if they offer some training and maybe have a job or two for me.



    [​IMG]



    [​IMG]



    My name is Jarema. I seek training.



    [​IMG]



    [​IMG]



    We advanced our Long Blade skill to 41.



    [​IMG]



    [​IMG]



    And then we took lessons in using heavy armor which made us broke again.



    [​IMG]



    Maybe someone here will have a job for me so I can earn some money for more training.



    [​IMG]



    [​IMG]



    Well, speak up, Nord. What do you want? Are you here to join the Fighters Guild?



    [​IMG]



    Sure, why not. I need some money



    [​IMG]



    You look like you could take care of yourself. Before I sign you up, you might want to loot at Fighters Guild Charter. Are you ready to sign up now?



    [​IMG]



    Just sign me up already.



    [​IMG]



    You are now Jarema the Associate in the Fighters Guild. Work hard, follow orders, and you'll do just fine. Seek me out if you feel you are ready for advancement.



    [​IMG]



    Do you have any job for me?



    [​IMG]



    I have a very simple contract to end an infestation of cave rats. You might be able to handle it.


    Go to Drarayne Thelas' house. It's here in Balmora, along the river on the east side. Ask her where the rats are coming from. Kill the rats and get your payment from Drarayne Thelas. Report back to me once you've taken care of this.




    [​IMG]



    I'll be back when I'm done with those rats.



    [​IMG]



    But first we will take some free supplies from figther guild's supply chest.



    [​IMG]



    We will take potions of restore health and stamina. We will also take repair hammers to take care of our equipment.



    [​IMG]



    Now let's look for those cave rats.



    [​IMG]



    [​IMG]



    I think it's here. Let's look if enyone's in.



    [​IMG]



    [​IMG]



    Are you the one they sent to take care of the cave rats?



    [​IMG]



    Yup, that's me. Jarema Wiśniowiecki, at your service.



    [​IMG]



    These rats are such a nuisance! I'm worried they'll eat all of my pillows. You like pillows, don't you, Jarema? Anyway, I've got one trapped in my bedroom here, and the other two are in my storage area upstairs. Rats, that is... not pillows. Here's the key for that door. There are at least three these beasts. I hope they haven't gotten into my good pillows...



    [​IMG]



    Don't worry my lady. I will take care of those rats.



    [​IMG]



    DIE SKAVEN!



    [​IMG]



    SPLAT!



    [​IMG]



    Now, let's look upstairs...



    [​IMG]



    AW SHIT! I CAN'T SEE ANYTHING!



    [​IMG]



    SWING AT RANDOM! SWING AT RANDOM!



    [​IMG]



    I think I'v got them. Now, I must heal myself with a spell.



    [​IMG]



    Yeah, they are dead.



    [​IMG]



    Well, I'm allready here so I can just take a look around.



    [​IMG]



    We've found few gold coins, some alchemy stuff and food. Of course we stole everything like a true hero.



    [​IMG]



    [​IMG]



    Now, let's go back to Eydis Fire-Eye.



    [​IMG]



    So you killed the rats, Jarema? Not bad... for you. The Fighter Guilds recognizes you, Jarema. You are now Jarema the Apprentice. You ready for more orders?



    [​IMG]



    Like I said, I need the money so just give me another job.



    [​IMG]



    A local egg mine has problems with egg poachers. And you're going to solve those problems. Yes. Egg pochaers. May sound silly, but those kwama eggs are among the few things worth exporting from this nasty little province. Dram Bero, the ownner of Shulk Egg Mine, wants to make an example of these thieves to keep other miners from getting funny ideas. The egg poachers, Sevilo Othan and Daynila Valas, are formers egg miners, and long-time local troublemakers. You can handle that, can't you? Report back when the poachers are dead.



    [​IMG]



    How I will find this Shulk Egg Mine?



    [​IMG]



    The mine is a short distance southwest of Balmora, in the bluffs west of the Odai River. The old suspension bridge across the Odai is just southeast of the mine entrance. Follow the river south of Balmora untill you see the bridge overhead. You're not afraid of a little swim, are you?



    [​IMG]



    Not a problem, just go southwest and kill egg poachers. Got it.


    [​IMG]


    Fighters Guild blacksmith have some gear that is superior to what we have now. We will spend some coin to make a small upgrade.


    [​IMG]


    We bought few parts of steel plate mail set.


    [​IMG]


    And it brought our armor rating to a whooping 14.


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    Ok, just go southwest and follow river Odai. Easy enough.


    [​IMG]


    It's getting dark. I will better rest a bit and move along tomorrow morning.


    [​IMG]


    Allright, let's find us some egg poachers now.


    [​IMG]


    [Perception] Two man standing near the fire. Let's ask them few questions.


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    So, miners suspect that egg poachers are hiding inside the mine. Let's investigate.


    [​IMG]


    Damn, it's dark in here. Good thing that I have my torch with me.


    [​IMG]


    I will collect few eggs for myself. They might by useful if I get my hands on alchemy equipment.


    [​IMG]


    A lot of local fauna here. Fortunately, those creatures don't seem to be aggresive.


    [​IMG]


    Ah shit. It bit my leg! KILL IT!


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    FUCK! MY TORCH! I CAN'T SEE! SWING AT RANDOM! SWING AT RANDOM!


    [​IMG]


    I think I also killed Kwama Worker by accident. Well, whatever.


    [​IMG]


    Ok, I'm done with this torch business. Let's go back to Mages Guild and see if they sell light spells.


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    Nobody here teaches light spell. Let's teleport to different guild to check there.


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    It looks like I foolishly spent last of my coins and can't afford light spell now. Let's see if there is something for us to... aquire here.


    [​IMG]


    Hm, there is room full of crates and no one to see me...


    [​IMG]


    We've stolen whole bunch of alchemical indegridients and one "expensive" ring.


    [​IMG]


    Let's check upstairs.


    [​IMG]


    Now we're taking. I can make some potions to sell now!


    [​IMG]


    PUT IT IN A BAG!


    [​IMG]


    We've made metric shitton of restore fatigue potions and leveled up our alchemy.


    [​IMG]


    Then we've sold first batch of potions to nearby mage merchant for 300 elder bucks.


    [​IMG]


    Now we can afford light spell.


    [​IMG]


    We will also learn "Recall" which is used to teleport around. Unfortunately it's useless without "Mark" spell but we'll get that later.


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    Teleport me back to Balmora, dear lady.


    [​IMG]


    Then we've sold second batch of restore fatigue potions for 200 elder bucks.


     
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2014
    • Brofist Brofist x 2
    ^ Top  
  10. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

    Darth Roxor
    Joined:
    May 29, 2008
    Messages:
    1,871,854
    Location:
    Djibouti
    These new character skin textures are p. bad
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 1
    ^ Top  
  11. abnaxus Arcane

    abnaxus
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2010
    Messages:
    17,993
    Location:
    Khatovar
    Abandoned on page 3.
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 1
    ^ Top  
  12. Ivar the Boner Arcane

    Ivar the Boner
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2011
    Messages:
    1,053
    Location:
    Poland
    Especially faces are quite bad. I like new lighting effects but to be honest this whole "overhaul" is barely worth the fuss installing MGSO 3.0.

    If we even get to page 3 :M:
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 3
    ^ Top  
  13. Ivar the Boner Arcane

    Ivar the Boner
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2011
    Messages:
    1,053
    Location:
    Poland
    Chapter 4 – Have You Come Seeking the Light?


    Show Spoiler






    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    Now, I have spell of light but I ran out of magical powers to cast it when I tried to heal myself with other spell. Before I continue my quest for egg poachers I better take a little rest in Fighters Guild halls.


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    I will rest untill my magical powers are restored.


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    Who the fuck are you?!


    [​IMG]


    Whoever that is, he's gonna get slashed.


    [​IMG]


    He's not fighting back because he's stuck on a bed. Also, our long blade skill increased.


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    I updated my journal!


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    Mysterious assasin had nice set of light armor. It's useless for us but we can sell it for a pretty penny.


    [​IMG]


    Since he got stuck on a bed and didn't fight back, we managed to recover a very valuable throwing dart made of ebony. We will also sell it.


    [​IMG]


    Now I can continue my rest.


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    Unfortunately, light spell is from school of illusion and we completely suck at it (we have skill of 5) so we have only 16% chance of casting this spell.


    [​IMG]


    But after few tries we had lucky roll and spell worked. Since it gives much more light than any torch we previously had, I think it might be to our advantage to train illusion a little bit (even though it won't level us up because it's not our major or minor skill).


    [​IMG]


    First we will sell mysterious assasin's armor to fighters guild blacksmith. We earned 1780 elder bucks and this guy can't afford our ebony dart now. We will sell it to someone's else.


    [​IMG]


    Mages guils is nearby and they offer illusion training. Since we are horrible at this schoold of magic training is very cheap.


    [​IMG]


    We've spend some money for 5 lessons of illusion.


    [​IMG]


    Now we have 29% chance of casting this spell. Let's train a little more.


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    Ok, now we have 41% chance and it should be enough since this spell costs only 9 magicka and we have total of 100.


    [​IMG]


    It's dark outside. I will rest until morning on my way to egg mine.


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    And I'v just noticed that our "light" spell works on "target". For it to work properly in dark cave we would have to cast it on someone. We can't cast it on ourselves, we have to go back to Balmora's Mage's Guild and unfuck this spell.


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    For fucks sakes...


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    We used local spell maker to make almost identical spell, but one which works on "self" instead of on "target". And then we practiced illusion some more. We really need this light spell to work.


    [​IMG]


    With full stamina we have 50% chance of casting it. It have to be enough because we are out of money and can't train more illusion.


    [​IMG]


    I hope it will work this time.


    [​IMG]


    We also rested a while in fighters guild before going back to egg mine AGAIN.


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    :grumble: :grumble:


    [​IMG]


    Finally!


    [​IMG]


    Now, let's look for those egg poachers.


    [​IMG]


    I will keep collecting those kwama eggs. I can use them in alchemy.


    [​IMG]


    There are kwama foragers everywhere and those buggers are aggresive. We have to kill one every few steps.


    [​IMG]


    At least I can get something useful out of them.


    [​IMG]


    Queen's lair. Let's look for poachers somwhere else before we go there.


    [​IMG]


    Mining camp seems like a good place to look around.


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    I guess I will have to find them on my own.


    [​IMG]


    We are running out of magicka for our torch spell. So, let's rest a while.


    [​IMG]


    Poachers are not in mining camp. Let's take a look in queen's lair...


    [​IMG]


    I think I've found them!


    [​IMG]


    Have at you!


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    They managed to beat us up a little bit but at least our skills are improving.


    [​IMG]


    Yes, those are the egg poachers. Daynila Valas...


    [​IMG]


    ... and Sevilo Othan.


    [​IMG]


    My job is done, let's get out of here.


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    The Fighters Guild recognize you, Jarema. You are now Jarema the Journeyman.


    [​IMG]


    Do you have any more jobs for me?


    [​IMG]


    We have a contract from the Caldera Mining Company to kill four Telvanni agents responsible for trouble at the Caldera Mine. Their names are Alynu Aralen, Sathas Nerothren, Fothyna Herothran, and Alveleg. They're hiding in a cave in the hills north of Caldera Mine. When the four agents are dead, report back to me. Take care, it's very likely that one of them is on lookout posted outside the mines. The quickest way to Caldera is probably to have the guild guide at the Mages Guild transport you, but it is your choice.


    [​IMG]


    I know how to get to Caldera. But where are Caldera mines?


    [​IMG]


    They're southwest of the town of Caldera, I believe. Check around when you're in Caldera. They'll give you better directions.


    [​IMG]


    Allright, I will take care of it eventually but for now, I have more pressing business here in Balmora. Goodbye, Eydis Fire-Eye.


    [​IMG]


    We are near level 2 but we need just a little bit more training. We don't have enough gold to train but we should be able to sell our ebony dart.


    [​IMG]


    Meldor will take it for 800 elder bucks.


    [​IMG]


    Selling it increased our mercantile skill.


    [​IMG]


    Jumping around raised our acrobatics skill and it was enough for us to level up. Now we have to find a place to rest.


    [​IMG]


    But first we will engage in a little bit of alchemy.


    [​IMG]


    We will buy every alchemical ingredient with "restore fatigue" effect.


    [​IMG]


    And then we shall make as many restore fatigue potions as we can.


    [​IMG]


    And then we will wait for kitty to restock its ingredients.


    [​IMG]


    Buy more ingredients, make more potions, increase our alchemy and repeat this process couple times.


    [​IMG]


    Then we will sell our potions for few elder bucks.


    [​IMG]


    Now we have coins to train our major skills a little bit.


    [​IMG]


    But first let's level up. It's not most effective way to level up (our attributes gain is quite low) but whatever. I decided to increase Strength, Endurance and Intelligence.


    [​IMG]


    Now, let's train long blades.


    [​IMG]


    We raised it by one point and Balmora's Fighters Guild can't help me to raise it any further. We will have to look for other trainers.


    [​IMG]


    And then we trained some heavy armor.


    [​IMG]


    We will buy steel boots (we had iron) for what money we have left.


    [​IMG]


    And then we've sold stuff we stolen to local pawnbroker.


     
    • Brofist Brofist x 2
    ^ Top  
  14. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

    Darth Roxor
    Joined:
    May 29, 2008
    Messages:
    1,871,854
    Location:
    Djibouti
    oh morrowind you so wacky

    Although I have no idea why you spend so much geld on shit like Long Blade. That thing levels itself at hyperspeeds all the time :M
     
    ^ Top  
  15. Monocause Arcane

    Monocause
    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2008
    Messages:
    3,609
    Never quite understood how was the character development system supposed to work according to the designers. So is the general idea that you should pick suboptimal attribute increases when leveling up, or is the design revolving around what most MW players do, ie. abuse trainers for cheap skill increases until you get 3x5?
     
    ^ Top  
  16. Ivar the Boner Arcane

    Ivar the Boner
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2011
    Messages:
    1,053
    Location:
    Poland
    I took couple lessons of long blades to give us little more oomph early on (I have hard time hitting shit) but I'm done with training it since Fighters Guild can't help us more. Now we will train alchemy and majeec.

    Morrowind character development system is so broken that I doubt that developers put that much though into it. If any.
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 1
    ^ Top  
  17. abnaxus Arcane

    abnaxus
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2010
    Messages:
    17,993
    Location:
    Khatovar
    They should've just kept the Daggerfall leveling system. There was a trade off between attribute points and HP.
     
    ^ Top  
  18. Ivar the Boner Arcane

    Ivar the Boner
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2011
    Messages:
    1,053
    Location:
    Poland
    Chapter 5 – Dwemer Puzzle Box


    Show Spoiler






    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    I will finish my fighters guild job later. Now, let's see if Caius Cosades have anything for me to do


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    Ready for orders? Good. Go talk to Hasphat Antabolis at the Balmora Fighters Guild. Ask him what he knows about the Nerevarine secret cult and the Sixth House secret cult. You'll have to do him a favor first. Probably an ugly favor. But do it. Then get the information from Antabolis and report back to me.


    [​IMG]


    Ugly favor eh? Ok, let's see what this Hasphat will want for his informations.


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    Good day, Journeyman. So you're with Caius, eh? And Caius wants information? Of course, there's a this-for-that involved. I require a favor first, and then I'll tell you what you want to know.




    [​IMG]


    What do you want from me for this information?


    [​IMG]


    There are Dwemer ruins nearby called Arknghtand. I need you to run over there and find me a little cube with a circular design and some symbols on one side. It's called 'a Dwemer puzzle box' Brind me back the Dwemer puzzle box, and I'll tell you what you want to know.


    [​IMG]


    Can you tell me little more about this 'Dwemer puzzle box'?


    [​IMG]


    The little cube I'm looking for is about the size of a fist, maybe a little bigger. It will be made of a coppery metal, with a circular design and symbols on one side and some lined marks on the other sides. That's all I want, that little cube.


    [​IMG]


    How am I supposed to find this Arkngthand?


    [​IMG]


    The old Dwemer ruins at Arknghtand are extensive on the surface and underground. Head south out of town past the silt strider port, then cross bridges east over the Odai River. At the signpost, head north towards Caldera. Immediately on the right see a signpost for Molag Mar. Turn right and head uphill on an old road to cross an ancient Dwemer bridge over Doyada Mamaea. The entrance to Arkngthand is on the east side od the foyada, south of the bridge. Turn a crank on a pipe nearby to open the doors.


    [​IMG]


    The fuck is 'foyada' I don't even.


    [​IMG]


    'Foyada' means 'fire-river' in the native Ashlander language. The deep, ash-dark ravines which run down from the Red Mountain volcano are called foyada. The lava from Red Mountain is very fluid and it runs almost like water, and during an eruption, fire-rivers run down the mountain, clearing the ravines of vegetation. Because they have good footing, are clear of brush, and run long distances, the natives use them like roads.


    [​IMG]


    Allright. By the way, what happened to the Dwemer?


    [​IMG]


    The disappearance of the Dwarves predates Imperial written records; Dunmer oral accounts record that the Dwemer were utterly destroyed by the gods for profane practices and impiety. Dwarven ruins are scattered across Tamriel, and weapons, armor, housewares, coins, and other items of Dwemer design are oftten found, but the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of the Dwarves remains one of the Tamriel's greatest mysteries. I won't bore you blathering about history. That's what Caius is for. But if you're really interested, ty 'On Morrowind, the Imperial Province', by Erramanwe of Sunhold. I have an extra copy you can have. What an adventurer like you REALLY needs is a sense of current events. Who hates who? Where's trouble brewing? That's where opportunity lies for an outlander like you.


    [​IMG]


    And what's so special about events currently happening?


    [​IMG]


    The Great Houses hate each other – theft, murder, assassination, secret raids, standard stuff. The Temple is trying to kill off a rebellious faction called the Dissident priests. Ashlander nomads raid each other, attack traders and pilgrims. A secret cult is killing off Imperial citizens. All bad enough. The real problem, though, is the Blight. Monsters and diseases. The natives say it comes from Red Mountain. It's been a local problem for years, but lately it's gotten badly out of control.


    [​IMG]


    Shit's seems real, man. I will take a look on this book you gave me. Thank you, I will se you again when I will have the dwemer cube you seek.


    [​IMG]


    Let's read this book.




    On Morrowind

    the Imperial Province

    by Erramanwe of Sunhold


    After the coonquest of Hammerfell, Imperial legions massed along the norheastern borders of Cyrodiil, and invasion fleets prepared in Skyrim.

    Initially, though the Imperial legions and navy were widely considered undefeatable, House Indoril and the Temple hierarchy proposed to resist to death. Redoran and Dres stood by Indoril, with Telvanni reamining neutral. Hlaalu proposed accomodation.

    Contrived border incidents in Black Marsh ended inconclusively, but the swampy terrain did not favor legion and navy coordination. Against the legions massed west of Silgrad Tower and Kragenmoor, and the legions west of Blacklight and Cormaris View, Morrowind had pitifully small militias stiffened by small companies of Redoran mercenaries and elite units of house nobles and Temple Ordinators and Armigers. Further complicating matter was the refusal of Indoril, Dres, Hlaalu, and Telvanni to garrison the western borders; Inforil and Dres proposed, rather than defend the western border, instead to withdraw to the interior and fight a guerilla war. With Hlaalu advocating accomodation, and Telvanni remaining neutral, Redoran therefore faced the prospect of standing alone against the Empire.

    The situation changed radically when Vivec appeared in person in Vivec City to announce his negotation of a treaty with Emperor Tiber Septim, reoragnizing Morrowind as a province of the Empire, but guaranteeing "all right of faith and self-government." A shocked Temple hierarchy, which apparently had not been consulted, greeted the annoucnement with awkward silence. Indoril swore they would resist to the death, with the loyal support of Dres, while Redoran, grateful for a graceful excuse to avoid facing the legions unsupported, joined with Hlaalu in welcoming the agreement. Telvanni, seeing which way the wind blew, joined with Hlaalu and Redoran in supporting the treaty.

    Nothing is known of the circumstances of the personal meeting between Septin and Vivec, or where it took place, or the preliminaries which must have preceded the treaty. The public reason was to protect the identities of the agents involved. In the West, speculation has centered around the role of Zurin Arctus in brokering the agreement; in the East, rumors suggest that Vivec offered Numidium to aid in the conquest of the Altmer and Sumerset Isle in return for significant concessions to preserve self-rule, house traditions, and religious practices in Morrowind.

    The Lord High Councilor of the Grand Council, an Indoril, refused to accept the treaty, and refused to step down. He was assassinated, and replaced by Hlaalu. House Hlaalu took the opportunity to settle some old scores with House Indoril, and a number of local councils changed hands in bloody coups. More blood was shed in these inter-house struggles than against the Imperial Legions during Morrowind's transition from an independent nation to a province of the Empire.

    The Generals of the legions had dreaded and invasion of Morrowind. The Dunmer were widely regarded as the most dreadful and fanatic foes, further inspired by their Temple and clan traditions. The gernerals had not grasped the political weaknesses of Morrowind, which Emperor Tiber Septim recognized and exploited.

    At the same time, given the trafic depopulation and destuction experienced by the other provinces conquered by Septim, and the swift and efficient assimilation of Morrowinf into the Imperial legal system and economy, with erlatively small impact on lower or upper classes of Morrowind's citizens, the Tribunal also deserves some credit for recognizing the hopelessness of Morrowind's defense, and the chance of gaining important concessions at the treaty table by being the first to offer peace.

    By contrast, many Indoril nobles chose to commit suicide rather than submit to the Empire, with the result that the house was significantly weakened during the period of transition, guaranteeing that they would lose much of ther infulece and power to House Hlaalu, whose influence and power was waxing with its enthusiastic accommodation with the Empire. The Temple hierarchy more skillfully managed their loss of face, remaining aloof from political struggles, and earning the good will of the people by concentrating on their economic, educational, and spiritual welfare.




    [​IMG]


    This Vivec guy seems like a race traitor... It wouldn't hurt to learn a little bit more about Morrowind. I will go back to Caius Cosades and ask what he knows.


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    You want to learn more about Morrowind? Jeanette Sitte's little book is a good place to start. And I also reccomend 'On Morrowind, the Imperial Province', by Erramanwe of Sunhold.


    [​IMG]




    A Short History of Morrowind by Jeanette Sitte


    [from the Introduction]


    Led by the legendary prophet Veloth, the ancestors of the Dunmer, exiles from Altmer cultures in present-day Summerset Isle, came to the region of Morrowind. In earliest times the Dunmer were harassed or dominated by Nord sea raiders. Then the scattered Dunmer tribes consolidated into the predecessors of the modern Great House clans, they threw out the Nord oppresors and succesfullyresisted further incursions.


    The ancient ancestor worship of the tribes was in time superseded by the monolithic Tribunal Temple theocracy, and the Dunmer grew into a great nation called Resdayn. Resdayn was the last of the provinces to submit to Tiber Septim; Like Black Marsh, it was never succesfully invaded, and was peacfully incorporated by treaty into the Empire as the Province of Morrowind.


    Almost Four centuries after the coming of the Imperial Legions, Morrowind is still occupied by Imperial legions, with a figurhead Imperial King, though the Empire has reserved mos functions of the traditional local government to the Ruling Councils of the Five Great Houses.


    [on Vvardenfell District]


    In 3E 414, Vvardenfell Territory, previously a Temple preserve under Imperial protection, was reoraganized as an Imperial Provincial District. Vvardenfell had been maintained as a preserve administrated by the Temple since the Treaty of the Armistice, and except for a few Great House settlements santcioned by the Temple, Vvardenfell was previously uninhabited and undeveloped. But when the centuries-old Temple ban on trade and settlement of Vvardenfell was revoked by King of Morrowind, a flood of Imperial colonists and Great House Dunmer came to Vvardenfell, expanding old settlements and building new ones.


    The new District was divided into Redoran, Hlaalu, Telvanni and Temple Districts, each separately administarated by local House Councils or Temple Priesthoods, and all under the advice and consent of Duke Dren and the District Council in Ebonheart. Local law became a mixture of House Law and Imperial Law in House districts, jointly enforced by House guards and Legion guard, with Temple law and Imperial law enforced in the Temple district by Ordinators. The Temple was still recognized as the majority religion, but worship of the Nine Divines was proteced by the legions and encouraged by Imperial cult missions.


    The Temple District indlucded the city of Vivec, the fortress of Ghostgate, and all sacred and profane sites (including those Blighted areas inside the Ghostfence) and all unsettled and wildernes areas on Vvardenfell. In practice this district indluded all parts of Vvardenfell not claimed for Redoran, Hlaalu or Telvanni Districts. The Temple stubbornly fought all development in their district, and were largely successful.


    House Hlaalu in combination with Imperial colonists embarked on a vigorous campaign of settlement and development. In the decades after reorganization, Balmora and the Ascadian Isles regions have grown steadily. Caldera and Pelagiad are competely new settlements, and all legion forts were expanded to accommodate larger garrisons.


    House Telvanni, normally conservative and isolationist has been surpisingly aggresive in expanding beyond their traditional tower villages. Disregarding the protest of the other Houses, the Temple, the Duke, and the District council, Telvanni pioneers have been encroaching on the wild lands reserved to the Temple. The Telvanni council officially disavows responsibility for these rogue Telvanni settlements, but it is an open sevret that they are encouraged and supported by ambitious Telvanni mage-lord.


    Under pressure from the Temple, conservative House Redoran has steadfastly resisted expansion in their district. As a result, House Redoran and the Temple are in danger of being politically and economically marginalized by the more aggressive and expansionist Hlaalu and Telvanni interests.


    The Imperial administration faces many challenges in the Vvardenfell district, but the most serious are the Great House rivalries, animosity from the Ashlander nomads, internal conflicts withing the Temple itself, and the Red Mountain blight. Struggles between Great House, Temple, and Imperial interests to control Vvardenfell's resource could at any time erupt into full-scale war. Ashlanders raid settlements, plunder caravans, and kill foreigners on their wild lands. The Temple has unsuccessfully attempted to silence criticism and calls for reform within its ranks.


    But most serious are the plagues and diseased hosts produced by the blight storms sweeping out from Red Mountain. Vvardenfell and all Morrowind have lon been menaced by the legendary evils of Dagoth Ur and his ash vampire kin dwelling beneath Red Mountain. For centuries the Temple has contained this threat withing the Ghostfence. But recently the Temple's resources and will have faltered, and the threat from Red Mountain has grown in scale and intensity. If the Ghostfence should fail, and hosts of blighted monsters were to spill out across Vvardenfell's town and villages, the Empire might have no choice but to evacuate Vvardenfell district and abandon it to disease and corruption.




    [​IMG]


    What a cheery place. According to this book Balmora is part of house Hlaalu district. I wonder if Temple has any power here. Let's take a look around.


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    Hello there, what can you tell me about Balmora?


    [​IMG]


    Balmora is the Council Seat of Great House Hlaalu, and the largest town on Vvardenfell except for Vivec City. Located on the Odai River, and sitting astrife the Ald'ruhn-Vivec road. Balmora is an important mercantile trade and travel center. High Town is the administrative center, with the Temple and manor houses. The shops, guilds, and tradehouses of the Commercial District are north of the river; Labor Town's modest cornerclubs and homes are south of the river.


    [​IMG]


    Heard any rumors lately?


    [​IMG]


    Why, yes. Everyone's still talking about the muder of Ralen Hlaalo.


    [​IMG]


    Raren Hlaalo?


    [​IMG]


    Yes, Hlaalo Manor is on the northwest side of town. Just head southwest from the Temple, go up the first steps you see, then look to your left. Though I don't know why you'd want to go there after what's happened.


    [​IMG]


    Thank you very much.


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    This building look important. Let's investigate.


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    Cozy.


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    Can you teach me some spells?


    [​IMG]


    Oh yes. She can teach us Mark spell. Now we will have complete teleportation spell.


    [​IMG]


    She's also selling alchemical ingredients. Let's buy few to make restore fatigue potions.


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    Mark and Recall are Mysticism spells. Even though Mysticism is one of your major skills we are too shit at it to cast it reliabely.


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    I will have to pay a visit for mages guild and get some training.


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    We can train mysticism, and fortunately it's quite cheap.


    [​IMG]


    We will have to make few cheap potions to get more gold for our training though.


    [​IMG]


    We will buy required ingredients in local kitty shop.


    [​IMG]


    We improved our alchemy and leveled up.


    [​IMG]


    We managed to make enough elder bucks to improve our mysticism to level 19. That's got to be enough for now because we are broke again.


    [​IMG]


    Thanks to our training, now we have 40 % chance of casting Mark and Recall spells.


    [​IMG]


    Now we will take a short rest, level up (increasing strength, intelligence and endurance again).


    [​IMG]


    And then we can cast Mark spell near Hasphat and start looking for his dwemer box.


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    Ok, I'm supposed to cross bridge on river Odai.


    [​IMG]


    I think it's this one.


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    Then follow path north to Caldera...


    [​IMG]


    ... And then turn right.


    [​IMG]


    I think it's this ancient bridge Hasphat was talking about.


    [​IMG]


    Have at thee!


    [​IMG]


    Bastard summoned skeleton and hit us with lightning bolt.


    [​IMG]


    He failed to do any significant damage to us and fell quickly.


    [​IMG]


    We didn't find anything usefull on his body though.


    [​IMG]


    Ah crap.


    [​IMG]


    Ah shit.


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    Have at you, you fiend from oblivion!


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    According to Hasphat, this crank should open Dwemer ruins.


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    We cast our torch spell and prepare ourselves for some exploration.


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    Goddamn looters!


    [​IMG]


    SPLAT!


    [​IMG]


    BOW BEFORE ME!


    [​IMG]


    Ok, we killed both those guys and looted their pocket money. We can continue our exploration.


    [​IMG]


    Let's go up first.


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    I'm not planning to escape!


    [​IMG]


    He managed to beat us up a little but we should be fine.


    [​IMG]


    He had three very useful open scrolls. We will gladly take them.


    [​IMG]


    We will also take this cure diesease potion, just in case. Rest of the crap he had is useless.


    [​IMG]


    My polack senses are telling me it's not safe to sleep here.


    [​IMG]


    I will use my heal potion to heal up a little.


    [​IMG]


    I think that's what Hasphat wants


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    Updated my journal!


    [​IMG]


    We also found few dwemer coins. They wieght almost nothing and are quite valuable.


    [​IMG]


    We left Cells of Hollow hand and managed to get a nap.


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    I have the dwemer box but I think I will explore those ruins a little bit more. I can teleport to Hasphat whenever I want.


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    Those looters are good practice.


    [​IMG]


    But they are no match for me!


    [​IMG]


    Strange machinery. I'v never saw anything like that before.


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    We are kicking butts and taking names.


    [​IMG]


    After killing few looters we can continue our exploration.


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    SPLAT!


    [​IMG]


    After killing one more...


    [​IMG]


    I decided to finally set difficulty to hard because we are kicking way too much ass.


    [​IMG]


    Locked doors... hm, those scrolls I've found may be useful here.


    [​IMG]


    Allright, let's se what's behind closed doors.


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    What in the fuck?


    [​IMG]


    It's ripping us a new one.


    [​IMG]


    We will have to use potion of healing to survive this thing.


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    What a strange contraption.


    [​IMG]


    There's more of them!


    [​IMG]


    And my torch spell ran out!


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    FALL BACK!


    [​IMG]


    We will lick our wounds here and then come back with vengance.


    [​IMG]


    SLASH AT RANDOM! SLASH AT RANDOM!


    [​IMG]


    Ok, we did it. Now we can look for more troubles.


    [​IMG]


    But let's take a rest first.


    [​IMG]


    We've found locked Dwemer chest. We will use our open scrolls to unlock it.


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    And there was a dwarven halberd inside. Pretty valuable, we shall take it.


    [​IMG]


    And in nearby kegs we've found diamond...


    [​IMG]


    And two pieces of raw glass.


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    What the hell is that?


    [​IMG]


    Have at you!


    [​IMG]


    HOLY FUCK!


    [​IMG]


    FLEE!


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    Ok, we've managed to run away. Now we will use healing spell and then teleport our ass to Hasphat.


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    So. Have you done that little facor I asked?


    [​IMG]


    Yes, here's you cube.


    [​IMG]


    Perfect. Just what I was looking for. Just let me take this Dwemer puzzle box, and then I'll tell you what Caius will want to know about the Sixth House. And about the Nerevarine. Byt the way, the inscriptions on the box seem to be the directions for setting a Dwemer key to open specific lock. If you're interested, after you've delivered your report to Caius, come back, and maybe I'll have a key you can take back to Arkngthand.


    [​IMG]


    I don't think I want to go back there... Allright, what do you know about Sixth House?


    [​IMG]


    House Dagoth is the Sixth House, the "lost" sixth house. In the First Age, House Dagoth betrayed the other Great Houses during the War of the First Council, and was destroyed for their treason. I can answet any questions you have, but I'll also give you some notes to give to Caius, and recommend some Sixth House references he should read.


    [​IMG]


    What books can you recommend?


    [​IMG]


    Here's a list of books; all of them will tell you something about the Sixth House and how it ended: 'The War of The First Council', 'Saint Nerevar', 'Nerevar Moon-And-Star', and 'The Real Nerevar'. Good luck finding them though, the recent events have made these hard to come by.


    [​IMG]


    Who is this 'Nerevar' anyway?


    [​IMG]


    The Ashlander believe a reborn Nerevar will unite the Dunmer against the outlander invaders and restore the ancient Dark Elven nation. Nerevar is a legendary hero and saint of the Temple, but the Temple denies the prophecy, and persecutes heretics who belive in the Nerevarine. Tell Caius that Sharn gra-Muzgob would be a better person to ask about the native faiths and superstitions.


     
    • Brofist Brofist x 3
    ^ Top  
  19. DraQ Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

    DraQ
    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2007
    Messages:
    30,298
    Location:
    Chrząszczyżewoszyce, powiat Łękołody
    *summoned DraQ*
    This.

    Graphics overhaul is massive boner-killer.
    Play it vanilla visually, or at most with DraQ sanctioned MGE settings.

    Shouldn't be too hard to ditch those mods even in progress.
     
    ^ Top  
  20. Ivar the Boner Arcane

    Ivar the Boner
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2011
    Messages:
    1,053
    Location:
    Poland
    Tell me what are your accepted MGE settings and I will switch to them no problem. I personally installed MGSO 3.0 just out of curiosity and I must say I'm not very impressed (especially by cutesy faces).
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 1
    ^ Top  
  21. DraQ Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

    DraQ
    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2007
    Messages:
    30,298
    Location:
    Chrząszczyżewoszyce, powiat Łękołody
    Best Morrowind Texture Pack?
    Something like this. Without even texture packs.

    I use better bodies and it's Liztail's counterpart for be(a)straces, but they are strictly optional.
     
    ^ Top  
  22. Ivar the Boner Arcane

    Ivar the Boner
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2011
    Messages:
    1,053
    Location:
    Poland
    Ok. I will screw around with MGSO options and texture mods and maybe I will be able to come up with something that looks less plastic. Next update waits for another page anyway.
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 1
    ^ Top  
  23. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

    Darth Roxor
    Joined:
    May 29, 2008
    Messages:
    1,871,854
    Location:
    Djibouti
  24. Ivar the Boner Arcane

    Ivar the Boner
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2011
    Messages:
    1,053
    Location:
    Poland
    I had to make emergency system recovery due to couple viruses and I've lost the saves. I would have to start from scratch and I just don't feel like it.
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 1
    ^ Top  

(buying stuff via the above buttons helps us pay the hosting bills, thanks!)