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Completed Let's Play Daggerfall

Discussion in 'Codex Playground' started by Wyrmlord, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. Wyrmlord Arcane

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    [​IMG] Archmage Mottierre, so good to see at the court of Wayrest. What brings you so far from Wrothgaria?

    [​IMG] I was invited by the young Dunmer princess. A quid pro quo arrangement. And you are?




    [​IMG] Lord Woodborne, an advisor to King Eadwyre, and betrothed to Princess Elysana. You'll find Morgiah right up the steps.

    [​IMG] Ah yes, my friend Emperor Septim told me you were one of Wayrest's advisors to King Lysandus during the war. Be seeing you.

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    [​IMG] Archmage Mottierre of the Tamriel Mages Guild. I wish to introduce you to a close ally. We can forge a relationship with one another for all our mutual benefit.


    [​IMG] And he would be?

    [​IMG] *whispers* Mannimarco. The King of Worms.

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    [​IMG] This shall be our chance to introduce you to him. But I only ask this condition. Again, please, within a month.

    [​IMG] Tonight.

    [​IMG] I don't believe you.

    [​IMG] Watch me.

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    [​IMG] Life is just too short to walk on the ground like everyone else does. But I suppose I lose touch with things as well. No matter.

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    [​IMG] Guildmaster, have the teleporter ready. It concerns the empire's security itself.

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    Entering Scourg Barrow

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    An entrance disguised as a coffin. We use Levitate to enter. Then we become invisible to avoid detection.

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    They can't see us.

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    The Rift of which Morgiah spoke. I have indeed come too far. Now to turn around.

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    We have reached the place.

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    And now Mannimarco himself.

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    [​IMG] Archmage, I imagine your friendship with the Emperor certainly took you to good positions in life.

    [​IMG] Merit was involved too, but you are invited to believe what you desire.

    [​IMG] But you must keep him pleased for whatever he has done for you. What happened that night in that conspicuously dark room during the ball, when he took you aside?

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    [​IMG] That King Lysandus died "honorably on the field of battle". That his spirit does not rest. And that you must close those...uh..."marbled jaws of oblivion" that trouble his soul?

    [​IMG] You are invited to speculate as you wish.

    [​IMG] And then that extra request about the letter he sent to Mynisera? Asking you to destroy it?

    [​IMG] I am impressed. You certainly know much, even of secret rendezvous.

    [​IMG] My agents reside in the Emperor's palace and claim loyalty to various Orders of knights. My penetration is the deepest in all of Tamriel. Suffice to say, Morgiah wouldn't have sent you to me, if she didn't feel I could help you in your quest.

    [​IMG] We'll talk. Soon, I believe.

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    [​IMG] How in Oblivion did you just appear?

    [​IMG] The response from Mannimarco. As I promised, tonight. 29 days early. I can not waste too much time on the chores of royal girls.

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    Someone of lower station to Mynisera knows about who actually read the letter meant for her. We'll take this tip and move onwards.

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    Entering the court of Daggerfall.

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    Let's find the servant's quarters. Hopefully, one of the servants is in the good books of Mynisera.

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    Let's go where she asks us to go.

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    One expected a harmless werewolf lair. But something is not right.

    The place is infested with daedroth from other planes.

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    They die quickly to basic area-of-effect spells that you can reabsorb and reuse over and over till infinity. But they can stop you from spellcasting if they attack you first.

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    I am quickly narrowing down the areas to check. The place isn't big.

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    In this corridor, we find three ancient Liches lined up one after another.

    Cyndasssa either lied or is not very honest with us. This isn't some werewolf lair or hideout. It's a cult for powerful magicians, who barter with creatures from other planes.

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    [​IMG] (in Daedric) I speak your language, Coldharbourman. I am a friend of Molog Bal, and I carry the Mace he gifted me for my services. There will be no need for hostilities.

    [​IMG] You may move on. Molog Bal sends us on a walkabout to Nirn to prove ourselves in combat, but I can ignore the friends of my master.

    Some of the dinosaur creatures from the plane of Coldharbour are not as friendly.

    We have a simple solution for them.

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    One small prick of Mehrunes Razor, and they are dead. Mehrunes Dagon gifted it to the Archmage for getting rid of one of his servants who went rogue. It's use is simple. Touch an enemy with this dagger, and he dies instantly. There is no catch here, except Dagon may take it back someday.

    We arrive at our destination. I can see the werewolf down there. He can't see me.

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    Now to take the kill.

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    We teleport ourselves back.

    Like Morgiah, Cyndassa is surprised to see us appear out of nowhere, with the job done on the very day she sent us.

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    [​IMG] You are lying, but I don't care. Frankly, I should have your head on a stake for sending me to a pit of ancient liches and interplanar monsters just to kill your brother.

    Now to meet Mynisera.

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    [​IMG] Archmage Mottierre. We have a common friend.

    [​IMG] Indeed we do. The Emperor has been as close a friend as one of royalty can be. I was a commoner, yet he visited me regularly in my own small apartment in the grey quarters of the Imperial City, just for a small chat. Not even minor lords do that in this day and age. So much time spent together, just enjoying each other's company.

    [​IMG] He is among the best of men. But you have been close to his family since the rule of Jagar Tharn.

    [​IMG] I helped shelter Uriel's son when we were both 12 during Jagar Tharn's rule. Always running from his assassins. Dark times. But our family prospered for our loyalty.

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    Just to be ready with an answer immediately when I get to the bottom of it.

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    Now to find the man who delivered the letter on behalf of the Emperor.
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    But suddenly!

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    The King of Worms has sent a zombie with a message, RIGHT IN THE PALACE. He speaks through the zombie:

    I enjoyed our meeting yesterday. Please meet me whenever you are free. It's not too important, but you'll like to hear what I wish to tell you.

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    I immediately teleport back to Mynisera.

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    [​IMG] What do you mean, ask Morgiah?! Morgiah sent me to YOU! Gortwog has the letter. Where do I find him?

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    Archmage Mottierre speaks fluent Orsimer, but he is taking no chances. The books in the Guild Library reveal some very fresh atrocities by humans on orcs, and it's best to speak as well as one of them. Their trust is crucial here.

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    [​IMG] You face Gortwog gro-Naram, leader of all united Orsimer tribes. We may be weak abroad, but you will be foolish to think your human supremacy extends here. In our Orsimer culture, there is no diplomatic immunity, so be very careful.

    [​IMG] I am a scholar by profession, not a politician, and my concern is strictly with a matter beyond politics. But I have a letter from Dowager Queen Mynisera of Daggerfall.

    [​IMG] Show it to me. Don't move around. Others don't speak Imperial. They may get suspicious.

    [​IMG] I am more than fluent in the Orsimer tongue, having spent a year learning it. What do you think of the letter?

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    Right, off we are. We are in a very dangerous place, where one lone human is outnumbered by orcs. If the Archmage's knowledge of Orsimer fails him, there will be unnecessary bloodshed.

    No hostile orcs so far.

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    So far so good.

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    Still no hostilities. Mottierre is really soothing the agitated nerves of orcs furious about past human transgressions.

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    This citadel is huge.

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    If Mottierre's knowledge of Orsimer fails with one orc, he may have to kill him. And if he kills one orc, they shall all rush upon him. Very sensitive situation.

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    HERE WE ARE! ALL IN ONE DAY'S WORK!

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    Now to read the infamous letter.

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    TO BE CONTINUED...
     
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  2. abnaxus Arcane Patron

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    Daggerfall in a nutshell?

    Why did you start with Morgiah's letter?
     
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  3. dextermorgan Arcane

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    Upscale those screenies Wyrim. I can't imagine what it's like to read on a high-res LCD (It's too small on my ancient CRT).
     
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  4. abnaxus Arcane Patron

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    Gortwog looks like a dunce in original Daggerfall.

    XL Engine team made him look like an Orc warlord should

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  5. Takeda Kenshi Augur

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    Updated my WyrmlordLarp.txt.

    Liking what I've seen so far, continue on.
     
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  6. Crooked Bee (no longer) a wide-wandering bee Patron

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    No offense, but... your font is bigger than your screens. :lol: x2 them with nearest neighbor. (I'm going to hunt you down and kill you if you use some kind of crappy next-gen filter.)

    Aside from that, a Daggerfall LP is nice to have.
     
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  7. Wyrmlord Arcane

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    Yeah, I screwed up a little. :D I'll update the first post with larger screens within the next 24 hours, and then I'll move on to the next update. Making the first post required only 1 hour of gameplay and 30 minutes of uploading and posting, so it won't hurt to spend a little more time.

    It's the shortest and simplest quest. The Emperor's Letter quest is the simplest plotline to solve, and can be solved without killing more than five people. In my case, I killed only one Daedroth and one werewolf so far.

    Look what it required: Meet the King of Worms. Kill one werewolf. Talk to the messenger. Talk to Gortwog. Travel around Gortwog's citadel.

    I like it.
     
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  8. abnaxus Arcane Patron

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    They did most of the major NPC portraits already (save Queen Barenziah). You can check it out here

    My favourite is the King of Worms:

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  9. Wyrmlord Arcane

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    I updated the OP with larger pics for text.

    Is it acceptable?

    In the meantime, can you all give some general suggestions on the LP and what you want to see? This is going to be a very short LP that will probably not even require more than five updates. So best to ask now, instead of halfway through the game.
     
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  10. oldmanpaco Master of Siestas

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    Do what you want to do. Won't make everyone happy no matter what.

    Interesting the way you have done this so far.
     
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  11. Wyrmlord Arcane

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    The story so far...

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    The characters in this story are as follows.

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    THE EMPEROR
    His job is to safeguard the Totem of Tiber Septim, one of the most powerful artifacts in Tamriel. If it falls in anyone else's hands, his empire will fall into civil war and treachery. So far in the story, he failed in that regard.

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    DOWAGER QUEEN MYNISERA
    She was meant to use her influence at the House of Wayrest to convince them to give up the Totem of Tiber Septim. She is well liked by the other houses, unlike her dead husband. So far, she could only convince King Gortwog to give up the Emperor's letter by promising imperial recognition of his royal status and his kingdom. Her daughter in law betrayed her and the Emperor to King Gortwog and Lord Woodborne.

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    LORD WOODBORNE
    He is a knight and advisor to House Wayrest who seems to be in the good books of the orcs. He stole one of the most powerful artifacts in Tamriel, and now either possesses it or sold it to the highest bidder. He would have been caught by his royal house had Queen Aubk-i of Daggerfall not covered up for him by selling his letter to the orcs.

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    QUEEN MORGIAH OF FIRSTHOLD, AND PRINCESS OF WAYREST
    She helped the archmage discover Lord Woodborne's treachery to the Empire, using her influence with the King of Worms, in return for securing a marriage in a kingdom in the High Elf province. Either she wants to remove Woodborne's influence in her royal family, or believes her royal family is wrong in conspiring against the Emperor.

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    MANNIMARCO, KING OF WORMS
    He is an ally of House Wayrest, who uses his extensive spy network of necromancers to uncover the Empire's innermost secrets. He may know everything about what is happening, but perhaps demands a price for information.

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    GORTWOG GRO-NARAM, KING OF ORSINIUM
    He is the last hope for a persecuted race of Orsimer, that has been driven out of every corner of the Illiac Bay, leaving them all stranded in the citadel of Orsinium. The orcs would have been slaughtered in a racial genocide had Gortwog not possessed information on the Totem of Tiber Septim. He recently received recognition as a king because of the powerful information he wields, thus safeguarding his people.

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    QUEEN AUBK-I OF DAGGERFALL
    A Redguard member of a royal family who married into the Breton kingdom of Daggerfall. Her loyalties may be neither to Daggerfall or the Septim Empire, as she seems to be conspiring with Lord Woodborne to use the Totem of Tiber Septim for her interests.

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    GHOST OF THE KING LYSANDUS
    An angry ghost demanding revenge, even in death. Our quest is to excorcise him, and bring him to rest. He is responsible for a war of conquest to bring Illiac Bay back into the Empire's fold. He led the Battle of Cryngaine, in which Aubk-i's father's King Cameron was killed.

    Now for the LP:

    It begins with a delivery.

    Messages for Archmage Mottierre! You've got letters! You seem to be really popular, sir!

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    [​IMG] Let's see what we have to read here.

    [​IMG] Ah, a death threat!

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    [​IMG] Already shaking in my boots! And what's this? An invitation from another royalty?

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    [​IMG] That's my next engagement. And what's this here? A wedding invitation?

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    [​IMG] Can't be arsed to travel all the way to Sumurset Isles. I shall pass. And now, we have...a history lesson?

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    [​IMG] Oh, Uriel, you think I wouldn't recognize the manner of your writing. This Numidium problem may have to be dealt with someday. Now to visit Prince Lhotun.

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    [​IMG] What do you reckon you shall do, Archmage Mottierre? Legends say the Underking is very ancient and very powerful.

    [​IMG] I have a friend in Scourg Barrow in Dragontail Mountains. I am pending an invitation from him, which he sent in an interesting manner. If anyone knows about the Underking, it is him.

    [​IMG] Wish you luck.

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    [​IMG] Mannimarco, I need to know whatever you can tell me about the Underking. Prince Lhotun believes he kidnapped his brother.

    [​IMG] The Underking! That is a matter which concerns not just this realm, but several. Had you not been an Archmage, and one fairly well versed in Daedric culture, I wouldn't think of conversing about him. Tell you what. We'll cut a deal.

    [​IMG] What do I have to do?

    [​IMG] You teleported here with an anchor on Sentinel, did you not? You must simply go back there to your anchor.

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    [​IMG] Prince Lhotun's great great grandfather, in return for Prince Lhotun's brother. A fair deal.

    We teleport back to Sentinel. Finding the letter was already a long exhausting day, and it's time to rest.

    Suddenly, a strange hallucinating feeling overcomes the Archmage in his sleep.


    The tune keeps lulling him into a deeper abyss, where someone seems to be reaching out for him.
    [​IMG] Archma....must awake.....need you for a great many....slipping away...
    [​IMG] Who....who calls?
    [​IMG] Coming.....from Wayrest....a minor lord...sending....they are coming to kill you....you must awaken....much importance....

    The Archmage wakes up to see two barbarians standing over him.


    [​IMG] You shall not wake up this morning. Have at thee!

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    [​IMG] There is a note on their corpses.

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    [​IMG] Strange. Who could this W be? Ah, I see the innkeeper Miss Yeomsley is coming down.

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    [​IMG] I'll worry about myself, miss Yeomsley. You simply inform the authorities.

    Now to find King Carolis.

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    [​IMG] (in Orcish) Brother Orsimer, I am a friend of King Gortwog and an admirer of your peoples. I know that your kind is not treacherous, and neither can be one who is a friend of yours. Let me pass.

    [​IMG] You are free to pass. Queen Akorithi may have my head for this, but I do not kill Blood Kin.

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    [​IMG] Hail and well met, Orsimer friend.

    A human guard! Good thing she didn't see the archmage.

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    [​IMG] I am here on official business, Orsimer friend, you need not worry.

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    [​IMG] Do you know which way to King Carolis' holding cells? There is a risk of him escaping. Up the elevator? Thank you.

    A human guard now. She blocks our path, and I can't pass through. No matter.

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    We'll use the Skull of Corruption on her.

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    This is one large, complex place.

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    But we find the elevator.

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    First opening on the way up
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    Second and last opening. It is blocked by magical bars.
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    We go back down to the second opening.

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    And it opens the bars upstairs.

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    We face a puzzle room.

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    Let's go through the only opening.

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    We go down.

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    We pull a lever that we find from a second elevator from the bottom floor. Here we create a save, one where we don't pull this lever. This difficult puzzle requires trial and error.

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    Now to the second opening from the second elevator.

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    Another magical cell opens.
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    And a third one.

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    We run across an impasse. It seems we pulled a wrong lever earlier. Time to reload and start the whole process all over again.

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    We make three failed attempts before we succeed.

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    We again go back down the first elevator. This time, the bars right ahead are gone.

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    The last lever.

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    It is done!

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    Now to get ready for the lich fight.

    I ready my best equipment. They will all kill the lich instantly.

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    Now for King Carolis.

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    He hits a poison attack with his hand and ends up hurting himself, thanks to the Ring of Namira. Now he won't use normal attacks.

    He then attempts to use a ranged spell attack.

    [​IMG] SPELLBREAKER ACTIVATE!

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    It fires back on him, immediately, thanks to the Spellbreaker.

    Now to go back to the King of Worms and have him tell us who the Underking really is.

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    [​IMG] Now, Mannimarco. I have had a tiresome day finding and killing this century old lich. Tell me now: Who is the Underking?

    [​IMG] Zurin Arctus.

    [​IMG] Did he kidnap Lhotun's brother?

    [​IMG] You must ask him.

    [​IMG] How?

    [​IMG] You took a soul that he too wanted, and gave it to me. Now you have his attention. If you didn't have so already.

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    [​IMG] Whatever you do, you must never let the Underking Zurin Arctus, former Battlemage to Tiber Septim, succeed.

    Back to Sentinel, to investigate the Underking.

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    Suddenly, that lulling, daydream like feeling strikes again.



    [​IMG] If you want to learn the truth about Lhotun's brother, sleep at the Devil's Goat inn in Osissibia.

    [​IMG] Who are you?

    [​IMG] I can only keep up this communication from my grave if you are somewhere close to me. Osissbia.

    We arrive at Osissibia.

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    As Mottierre goes to sleep, he feels like he fell into a large coffin.

    [​IMG] Lhotun's family lies about my involvement in his brother, Prince Faarn's kidnapping. You will learn the truth in Castle Faallem.

    [​IMG] Zurin Arctus, is it? Former Battlemage of Tiber Septim.

    [​IMG] Archmage, I need you as my champion to restore me to the Numidium. But for now, you must learn the truth.

    [​IMG] How do you contact me?

    [​IMG] I may be confined to my burial grounds, but my reach is far and wide. My body can never leave this tomb, but I steal away in the dreams of my agents, my enemies, and my friends.

    The archmage wakes up with a snap.

    To Castle Faallem then.

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    We ready ourselves with the best daedric equipment.

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    Faallem is a large place.

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    But not as large as Castle Sentinel. We find our objective quickly.

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    [​IMG] The last words of Prince Faarn. What do they say?

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    [​IMG] Disinherited and left to die by his parents for being a scholar rather than a warrior. For all the Redguard talk of honesty and nobility, they can be a savage people.

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    [​IMG] Lhotun, I have news for you.

    [​IMG] Did you find my brother?

    [​IMG] He is dead. The Underking was not responsible. Your father King Cameron was.

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    [​IMG] Then to excorcise Lysandus, I must find Medora.

    A missing link comes into the picture.

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    TO BE CONTINUED...
     
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  12. abnaxus Arcane Patron

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    Since Morrowind LP went to shit right from the beginning, let's bump this.

    How about showing the sidequest involving Lord Kavar? And the one with Princess Elysana, Helseth and Barenziah? There's some political intrigue in those that touch upon the main quest.
     
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  13. Clockwork Knight Arcane

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    That was a p. cool read, Wyrmie :thumbsup:
     
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  14. Wyrmlord Arcane

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    I had absolutely no idea about these nobles and their quests. I thought they just gave random fetch quests - give my friend a diamond and he'll give you 1000 gold. Thanks for the tip. I think I'll talk to these respective parties.

    I just need the LP to move to the second page, so that the page doesn't get crowded with pictures.

    Maybe post the best fan art you find until that happens? It could even be incorporated into the LP.
     
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  15. abnaxus Arcane Patron

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    Lord K'avar is a very long sidequest that spawns randomly at the Fighters Guild, IIRC.

    The quests I mentioned are interesting because they have choices at the end with long-term consequances on faction reputation which may even influence the game ending (if faction reputation is too low, the specific faction may try to rob you off the Totem of Tiber Septim by continuously sending assassins). Helseth and Elysana are rivals for the throne of Wayrest, etc.
     
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  16. Wyrmlord Arcane

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    Never mind then. I am not the biggest fan of Fighters Guild quests. They must be the weakest in the game.
     
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  17. abnaxus Arcane Patron

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    Well, mages guild or fighters guild doesn't really matter, 90% of sidequests are identical.

    The quest was interesting considering it involved a plot to overthrow Queen Akorithi, and it was possible to join K'avar. Considering how it is later revealed in the game what a bitch Akorithi is, it was a nice option.

    Not to mention her daughter, married to King Gothryd, is quite the harpy herself. Just try giving her the letter from Mynisera's quest.
     
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  18. abnaxus Arcane Patron

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    Anyway, more XL Engine pics of major characters:

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    Queen Akorithi

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    Queen Aubki

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    King Eadwyre

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    Princess Elysana

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    King Gothryd

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    Prince Helseth

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    Princess Morgiah

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    Nulfaga

    (unfortunately, no Barenziah)
     
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  19. Cassidy Arcane

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    To think they started with such potential only to descend into MAJESTIC. Was it the first CRPG to feature vertical movement through climbing and levitation plus truly 3d dungeons or did Arena also feature it? This game makes me wish the Gothics had procedurally generated content together with their handcrafted stuff.

    Started the game without reading the manual first, made a Redguard with Long blade/Archery/Acrobatics custom class originally called "Immortal", brought a silver sword to face harpies in Castle Necromoghan and also finish two quests there(one involving the goddamn harpies)... and guess what?

    Silver can't harm harpies. And I spent all the money I had left before that to buy a MAJESTIC HORSE so I could finish the bank quest to get 4 fools gold bars back in time.

    :rage:

    Should have chosen hand to hand combat instead of swimming or another not so useful major/minor skill so I could just punch the way clear of harpies. I'll try to make it through with what I got now, run away from the harpies, get some loot, buy whatever I need to harm harpies. Maybe steel should do it? The manual has no mention of what can harm what and now it's too late to buy a book in-game on the subject.

    *Edit: Found it. Damn Dwarven swords will be difficult to find in Daggerfall. I guess I'll have to carry several spares of different materials for different enemies just in case. Unless late stuff like daedric has no problems killing anything.
     
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  20. Wyrmlord Arcane

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    Arena did not have climbing or levitation. It was a flatland game. I believe Ultima Underworld did have levitation spells.

    Wow, that sucks. I wish I could help you, if I knew which weapon harms which. Being currently too used to playing spellcasters, I just know that spells always work where weapons fail. However, the game lets you start with an ebony dagger from get go (if you choose the option), and ebony material harms all enemies.

    On the hierarchy of materials, Silver outranks Steel. Therefore, Silver can harm anything that Steel can harm, while Steel can't harm anything that Silver can't harm. Hence, steel should not do it. Consulting the manual, the hierarchy of materials is as follows:

    Iron
    Steel
    Silver
    Elven
    Dwarven
    Orcish
    Mithril
    Adamantium
    Ebony
    Daedric

    To roll for anything above Silver at starting levels, whenever you collect the randomly generated loot, you need to have high Luck. If you find Luck-boosting items, they will be a jackpot.
     
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  21. Wyrmlord Arcane

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    The story so far...

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    Recently, we were introduced to a new set of characters.

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    MEDORA DIRENNI
    Court sorceress of King Lysandus before he died. Prince Lhotun told us that Lysandus' mother, in a fit of anger against his mistress, cursed her into the highest tower in Tamriel - the Direnni Tower. She seems to blame her for something or believes that she keeps dark secrets about her son which should be hidden. It is the former hold of her elvish royal family, and is now guarded by undead generations of her ancestors. She knows something about Lysandus that others don't, which may give a clue to why his spirit is restless.

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    EX DOWAGER QUEEN NULFAGA
    She is the mother of King Lysandus. We are told by Lhotun that she was driven so mad with grief on the death of her son, that she cursed her son's mistress, whom she seems to hold responsible for something related her son's death or restlessness.

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    ZURIN ARCTUS, THE UNDERKING
    While Tiber Septim is the only ruler to successfully conquer all of Tamriel, he did all with the help of two things - the power of his battlemage, Zurin Arctus, and a giant creature named Numidium. Tiber Septim betrayed his battlemage, fearing he may get ambitious, but his battlemage never died, even though his body was killed. However, the death of the battlemage caused the Numidium and the Totem to command it to no longer be effective. The Underking is still running a secret underworld empire.

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    [​IMG] : King Gothryd. Queen Aubk-i. I am currently investigating the death of the former King Lysandus, and the reasons for his restless soul. Do you suppose you could assist?

    [​IMG] : We are as much in the dark as you are. I think my father's ghost will continue to haunt us forever.

    [​IMG] : There is one who could help you. The king's grandmother. But she is insane.

    [​IMG] : Well, then I am not going to bother with her.

    [​IMG] : Well, maybe she is still sane. We haven't seen her for more than a year. You could at least see in what state she is.

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    [​IMG] : Not interested, I am not your errand runner.

    [​IMG] : At least for your investigation.

    [​IMG] : Fine. I'll get to it eventually.

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    [​IMG] : But first, I am interested in your father-in-law's mistress.

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    We are now entering the Direnni Tower.

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    From the first door we take, we see two spirals of stairs connecting to the rooms right at the ceiling.

    We levitate up there.

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    A grim place. Is this what Medora does to intruders? Or is it just her eons dead overprotective ancestors?

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    Highest room in the tower. Hopefully, Medora is here.

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    There is however, nothing. From that room, we can see the next highest room below.

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    We find something here.

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    Turning it, we hear something click.

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    We levitate down to that room, but there is a lich here.

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    I forgot to equip the Spellbreaker, and so the spell did not get reflected back on the lich to kill him. But I survive the explosion that harms us both.

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    A pyramid room, with hallways at the top of the ceiling.

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    We use the first door we find from the hallways to which we levitate.

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    A room with four levers. We use trial and error, until a new hallway opens up with the right combination

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    One of Medora's ancestors still guards the entrance to her room. But he fails to notice us.

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    [​IMG] : Medora. I must know everything. What really happened to Lysandus on the Battle of Cryngaine? Why is his soul restless? Why did his mother banish you?

    [​IMG] : I am sorry. I know nothing. I have not known anything since being banished here. I could look at the right places. But I need to be able to leave this place.

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    [​IMG] : I'll help you. But you are to begin your investigations immediately once you are free. And contact me when you find something.


    [​IMG] : Done. You'll find me in this room, as you have now.

    [​IMG] : I am teleporting to the Mages Guild where I have an anchor. I'll teleport from there to Nulfaga. You'll be free tonight, so you'll be starting immediately. Remember. You owe me.

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    [​IMG] : A letter for you, Archmage Mottierre. You better read it before you teleport wherever you go.

    [​IMG] : House of Sentinel wants me, I see. Very well.

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    We are greeted by a door, but it does not open. It might be the room in which Nulfaga is locked.

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    The magical nature of Nulfaga's work here is that it attracts others who seek magical power. That includes liches and daedra.

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    [​IMG] : SPELLBREAKER ACTIVATE!

    The lich is killed just as he approaches me.

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    I think we are in Nulfaga's chambers.

    Her daedra bodyguards don't attack. If she is in the league of Molog Bal, whom these Coldharbourmen serve, she must be powerful.

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    [​IMG] : The Rape of the Lock.

    [​IMG] : By Alexander Pope. A daedra. One from the world known as Earth. I have forgotten more daedric literature than you have learnt in your lifetime.

    [​IMG] : So I imagine. The Earth Daedra write some fine works, such as Paradise Lost. Say, "shut up, doorway to my heart"? Is that the passcode to your chambers?


    [​IMG] : Yes. A learned man such as yourself is welcome anytime.



    [​IMG] : Listen, I need to free Medora. Whatever wrong she did, it's long pa-




    [​IMG] : Shift the torch. That's all I shall tell you.


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    The torch. Next to the blocked passageway.

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    We shift it.

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    The passageway opens.

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    The unicorn's horn. Now back to Medora.

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    [​IMG] : Shut up, doorway to my heart.

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    Now to meet Queen Akorithi.

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    [​IMG] : You have arrived. Good. You want to know what troubles Lysandus?

    [​IMG] : It's all that interests me for now. Do you have anything real, or just vague leads?

    [​IMG] : I can only tell you that the treacherous House of Wayrest has not been loyal to the Emperor, and it's part of what drives Lysandus mad.

    [​IMG] : Good enough. I take my leave.

    [​IMG] : But I can only know for sure if you retrieve something from their palace.

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    To Wayrest then.

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    We become invisible, so that no one in the palace knows I am there.

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    We find a teleporter in the House of Wayrest.

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    Which leads to a second teleporter in another room.

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    Then to another room with a teleporter.

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    The series of teleporters are over. Now to travel across the place.

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    There is a canal room. Within that room, there is another room accessible only through a hole between the canals.

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    The painting is here.

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    [​IMG] : Lysandus...was murdered? So he was not killed on the battlefield. Is this what Akorithi wanted me to know?

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    [​IMG] : I have the painting. And I have all the answers I need.


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    [​IMG] : Yes, of course I did! Your House knew it would not last the war against the Kingdom of Daggerfall. So you enlisted the help of traitors among the House of Wayrest. Have them kill Lysandus. Have your sister marry his son. Acquire your control over an enemy that nearly brought your kingdom to its knees. Turn the tables on them.


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    [​IMG] : You lot are not capable of settling anything outside of treachery. We shall not speak again.

    [​IMG] : Oh, I think we will. I think we will.

    TO BE CONTINUED...
     
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  22. abnaxus Arcane Patron

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    Does Spellbreaker give 100% reflect magic? I remember a room in a main story dungeon where about 10 Vampire ancients spawn.

    My favourite spells in the game are Disintegrate (instakills everything with 100% chance at high levels) and Dispel undead (vampires and liches go *poof*).
     
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  23. SCO Arcane In My Safe Space

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    In this lp, we can clearly see Wyrmlord larping a licksplittle of the aristocracy like a good little bourgeois peon.
     
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  24. SCO Arcane In My Safe Space

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    His princess Morgiah looks unacceptable. That girl makes me hot and bothered in the original - demand no pupils, luscious lips and smooth dusk skin (bronze acceptable too).
     
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  25. Wyrmlord Arcane

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    But that is the whole game. I can't help it. Your character is SUPPOSED to be a petty errand runner for the aristocracy, whether he likes it or not. There are no choices here.

    At most, I get to screw over all the royal families later on, but for now, the main quest gives you no other choice.
     
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