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mirocu
QUOTE(Grits @ Apr 29 2014, 02:22 PM) *

Erika the Nord Battlemage is watching the sun set in Seyda Neen.

She´s very pretty smile.gif

Do you know yet what will happen in her life?

Btw don´t thank me, thank Lopov for wanting to write about his Morrowind character which in turn made me make this thread! wink.gif
Grits
No idea. I expect she will get lots of surprises since she’s never been this far east before. She’s a decent person who fell in with some unsavory friends and got way more jail time than she deserved, to explain how she got on that ship. I’d guess Fighters Guild or Legion if she finds them, and Mages Guild if they’ll take her. She needs to get her skills back to pre-prison levels so she won’t walk around afraid of fish any more. tongue.gif

I wish I could claim credit for her looks, but if I recall character gen it was just pick a face, pick a hairstyle, play. Someone else made her pretty for me. smile.gif
SubRosa
Erika is pretty. She reminds me of Helena's avatar. You must have both picked the same head! laugh.gif
Grits
We must have picked the same hair, too! Just different coloring. Or is the hair attached to the head when you pick it? I don’t even remember. I just clicked through until I heard “Hi my name is Erika smile.gif” and we were done. tongue.gif
SubRosa
As I recall you pick the hair separate from the face. I think that is the extent of character customization, aside from picking race and gender of course. Wow, how far it is come since then!
Lopov
Until I make up my mind about my next character, I'll continue Haryon's tale - you can read some basic info about him on the first page.

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His recent adventure took place in Mournhold - after a series of investigations, failed assassination attempts, exploring ancient sewers, killing hordes of goblins, Dwemer constructs and powerful liches, Haryon found the supposed culprit for the havoc in Mournhold - Sotha Sil. But as it turned out, he couldn't be the one responsible because he was dead.

The true enemy then arrived, and it was no one else but Almalexia, the Lady of Mercy. After a long and intense battle, the Lady of Mercy was dead and Haryon, the Nerevarine, was victorious yet again. Though killing the Goddess didn't bring Haryon any pleasure, at least he felt relieved that the threat was gone.

Outside Almalexia's temple he was yet again visited by his guide, Azura, who told him the truth about Almalexia and Sotha Sil and encouraged Haryon to protect her people in the future. "It is hard to protect those who do not trust me at all," said Haryon because nobody except King Helseth believed his story about Almalexia and Sotha Sil. "Needless to say, the very same people who don't believe me now, didn't believe me in the past, when they persecuted me because I'm the Nerevarine."

But then Haryon remembered someone who should be informed about Almalexia's and Sotha Sil's death. Using the magical ring, he teleported back to Vivec City, only to receive a cold greeting from two leading Tribunal priests. They knew very well that Haryon was a Primate of the Imperial Cult, and not even the fact that he was the Nerevarine, made them change their attitude. "Dunmers are proud and distrustful," thought Haryon,"and not only is the prophesized Nerevarine a Nord, but he's also affiliated with the Nine Divines. They'll never accept me but I guess that I'm getting used to it."

He made his way up the stairs to the Palace of Vivec. He met the Man-God only once, when they discussed plans to defeat Dagoth Ur and now he came for the 2nd time, bearing bad news about Almalexia and Sotha Sil. Vivec listened closely and when Haryon finished his story, he was very, very sad. He expressed fear that Haryon would kill him one day as well, because that's what the prophecies foretell but Haryon assured him that he has nothing to fear from him.

Before leaving, Haryon gave Vivec the magical ring that allowed him to teleport to the Clockwork City in case he wanted to say goodbye to the former Tribunal gods. Then he made his way to Ebonheart, ready to part with Boots of the Apostle that served him well for a long time but now their place was on the Imperial Altar, together with many other valuable artifacts that he acquired for the Imperial Cult. Many people would kill to wear these artifacts but Haryon had no use for them and instead gave them back to the Cult, where they belonged.

It was time to leave and Haryon knew that very well. It was time to go somewhere where people don't know him. It was time to explore new lands and let the fate do the rest. But not just yet. Haryon had a few errands to accomplish on Vvardenfell. Just when he finished forming a short plan of his future events, he overheard rumors about missing armor, presumably the most powerful armor on entire Vvardenfell - the legendary Lord's Mail. Set in his ways, he couldn't help but to start a little investigation on his own...
mirocu
Nice story there, Lopov! Battling and winning over Almalexia as the Nerevarine would surely make even Vivec nervous, I imagine.. wink.gif
Renee
Yes, it's good to see Eric Clapton Haryon back in the thick of things once again. Makes me happy as a clam. That's so cool we can teleport in MW. When he teleports, does time pass at all?

The thing about Fast Travel in later games is some people think it's a teleportation spell (they RP it this way) but in truth it's not. Time is not supposed to pass if it's a true teleport, this is how it's handled in the table-games anyways.

mirocu
Agreed, Renee smile.gif

I always have a spot outside Thirsk Marked so the Karl can return posthaste should he need to.
Lopov
QUOTE(mirocu @ May 1 2014, 12:21 PM) *

Nice story there, Lopov! Battling and winning over Almalexia as the Nerevarine would surely make even Vivec nervous, I imagine.. wink.gif

Thanks, mirocu. Honestly I think that Haryon wouldn't have real problems dealing with Vivec but it won't happen.
QUOTE(Renee Gade IV @ May 1 2014, 04:39 PM) *

Yes, it's good to see Eric Clapton Haryon back in the thick of things once again. Makes me happy as a clam. That's so cool we can teleport in MW. When he teleports, does time pass at all?

The thing about Fast Travel in later games is some people think it's a teleportation spell (they RP it this way) but in truth it's not. Time is not supposed to pass if it's a true teleport, this is how it's handled in the table-games anyways.

No, time doesn't pass when teleporting.
It's indeed good to be back in Haryon's shoes, unfortunately MW doesn't record the total gameplay time, so I don't know how many hours did I spend with Haryon but he's definitely one of my longest-lasting characters. He doesn't have as many hours as Lothran (2000) but I guess that he has around 200. tongue.gif
QUOTE(mirocu @ May 1 2014, 06:41 PM) *

Agreed, Renee smile.gif

I always have a spot outside Thirsk Marked so the Karl can return posthaste should he need to.

The Karl? Wow, he's an important dude. wink.gif
mirocu
I didn´t see that I wrote that! rollinglaugh.gif
Lopov
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Not only did the Lord's Mail disappear, but Furius Acilius, a veteran of the Imperial Legion, went missing at the same time. It didn't take long for Haryon to put two and two together, especially after he found a worn key right under Furius Acilius' pillow in his private room.

Following a lead, he discovered a hidden door in the Imperial Shrine that led to caves below Ebonheart. Apart from a few diseased rats, that could no longer harm Haryon because of his disease immunity, the only resident down there was Furius Acilius, obviously waiting for the situation to calm down, so he could escape with precious armor.

"Not so fast, Furius! Surrender yourself and come with me. It doesn't have to end in bloodshed," said Haryon, trying to avoid killing if possible. But it was not possible. Furius attacked and the Nerevarine was forced to kill him. He took the Lord's Mail and some stolen gold from his corpse and returned both to the Imperial Commission.

And then...then it was time to go. Lalatia Varian, one of the leading priestesses of the Imperial Cult in Ebonheart, was shocked when Haryon told her that he's leaving. In the past he acted as a shrine sergeant, an almoner and even as a hero that travelled all over Vvardenfell, retrieving precious artifacts that have been lost with time.

His leaving was a great loss for the Cult, but Haryon didn't change his mind. He gave every single acquired artifact except one to Lalatia with hope that they'll be worn by someone with pure heart. He also gave them one weapon that long accompanied him on his missions through Vvardenfell - a common wooden staff, which Lalatia promised to sanctify, to honor Haryon's name.

The only artifact which he kept for himself, was a small token from Zenithar - a simple enchanted glove, capable of boosting its wearer's luck. Haryon decided to keep it to remember the Imperial Cult and the Nine Divines. Nodding a farewell to fellow priests, Haryon left Ebonheart, wondering if he'll ever return. "Never say never. But chances are slim," he thought while leaving the Imperial Capital of Vvardenfell.
Renee
Dude, I've come >< that close to playing Morrowind after reading this. laugh.gif It's only sheer willpower that's keeping me from finally getting into it. The politics in this game seem so intense.
Lopov
It's only a matter of time, Ms Gade. I can feel in the air.
Vital
laugh.gif Renee, Morrowind probably has the best politics/lore/context/setting out if any ES game, IMO. These updates have had a similar impact in me and I finally have a character which I'll start tonight or tomorow. He'll be a breton mage, which is scary withit magicka regen tongue.gif

Oh, and... love the updates Lopov!
Pseron Wyrd
QUOTE(Vital @ May 4 2014, 04:50 AM) *

Morrowind probably has the best politics/lore/context/setting out if any ES game

I agree with you. And I would add writing. I think the quality of writing in Morrowind has yet to be equaled in any other Elder Scrolls game.
mirocu
I have actually never bothered to dig deep into Morrowind regarding lore and politics but I still like the game and how it´s set up so to speak smile.gif
Lopov
QUOTE(Vital @ May 4 2014, 01:50 PM) *
These updates have had a similar impact in me and I finally have a character which I'll start tonight or tomorow. He'll be a breton mage, which is scary withit magicka regen tongue.gif

Oh, and... love the updates Lopov!

Thanks. Haryon's updates aren't as detailed as were Varus' but somehow this writing style fits him better.

I'm looking forward to your Breton. While regenerating magicka can be problematic, he'll at least have a good resistance against it.
QUOTE(mirocu @ May 4 2014, 02:51 PM) *
I have actually never bothered to dig deep into Morrowind regarding lore and politics but I still like the game and how it´s set up so to speak smile.gif

I think that you find more about this while doing some quests. At the beginning I had an almost quest-less character and I didn't get the feel about MW's lore either. Later, when I began doing quests (especially those House-related), I realized that there's a lot of depth behind Morrowind's factions and some NPCs really stand out. Despite being static, MW has the most memorable NPCs IMO.
Lopov
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He was appointed as a Blade immediately after reporting to Caius Cosades but Haryon never felt like Emperor's "eye and ear". That's why he didn't enjoy his forced role but nonetheless maintaned good relations with Blades on Vvardenfell. But when Caius was called back to the Imperial City, he promoted Haryon to the Operative and assigned him the leadership of the organization. "I'm just a monk. I'm not meant to be a leader of the Emperor's secret service on Vvardenfell."

Although he wanted pass on his leadership to someone competent enough, he quickly got involved with the Nerevarine prophecies and other pressing matters on Vvardenfell. But now when skies over the Red Mountain were clear again, and when there was no more threat from Dagoth Ur, now Haryon finally fulfilled his wish. He said goodbye to every Blade on Vvardenfell and appointed Surane Leoriane from Caldera as a new leader. Fellow Blades asked him where is he going to which Haryon replied that he's not going farand that in case of troubles, he'll return and help them.

After he bid farewell to all of them, there was another assignment ahead of Haryon - this one being the last before leaving. Now he had to say goodbye to all Ashkhans and Wise Women of four Ashlander tribes. There was a long walk ahead of him and Haryon first decided to visit the Erabenimsun camp...
Vital
So I finally started Tristan's game and wrote a little thing... He's well educated and speaks quite formal, sort of... stiff/awkward. Maybe a bit like Farengar Secret-Fire from Skyrim, I'm not sure but I'll probably figure it out later tongue.gif

16th of Last Seed, 3e 427
Day 1

The interior of Arille’s Tradehouse was much like its exterior; cheap and rotting. Tristan tread carefully, overly wary of the floorboards collapsing beneath him. An expensively dressed Altmer greeted him from behind the counter.

"Welcome to Arrille's Tradehouse. I'm Arrille, publican and proprietor. Don't take what doesn't belong to you. You're a new face here. If you want to buy from me, you have to barter. If you want a little advice -- free to new customers -- just ask. Would you like to hear about our most popular potions? Our most popular scrolls?”

“Greetings Altmer, I would like that staff and a mortar and pestle. I have a few things to sell too. Oh, and I will take the advice.” Tristan said, placing a coin purse and the items he’d taken from the Census Office on the counter. An eager smile spread across Arille’s face and he hauled a large chest onto the countertop. As he sorted through the goods the Altmer gave Tristan a brief lesson on survival in Vvardenfell.

"If you want to live to a ripe old age, buy a weapon and as much armor as you can wear and still run from trouble. Buy a spell or two. And practice your skills. Don't practice on citizens. We call that foul murder, and we don't like it. But you can kill smugglers and bandits and other outlaws all you like. Outlaws have no rights. Plenty of adventurers make a living from killing and looting outlaws. That smuggler scum down in Addamasartus, for instance. The cave down near the silt strider platform.”

Tristan finished negotiating with the trader and collected his goods. A silver staff, an apprentice mortar and pestle and a guid to Vvardenfell were all he could afford.

“I think I will deal with those smugglers, good day Arille.” He said, figuring anything else he needed might be found within the cave.

The Altmer bade him farewell with one last smile said “Make sure to bring me any loot you might find.”
mirocu
Looking at Tristan makes me wanna fire up Morrowind again and revisit Seyda Neen. Haven´t been there in such a long time now tongue.gif
Lopov
Nice to meet Tristan, a very good introduction. goodjob.gif BTW, he wears the same robe as Haryon. wink.gif
Lopov
Haryon visited both Erabenimsun and Zainab tribes and had long conversations with their Ashkhans, namely Han-Ammu and Kaushad. Not only did he tell them about his departure, but he also returned the gifts that've been given to him in the past. Except a few magic items, Haryon doesn't have a need for any others, that's why he returned these valuable artifacts, hoping that they'll be worn by someone who'll make a better use of them.

On a way to the Ahemmusa camp he came across a runaway slave and safely escorted him back to the Argonian Mission in Ebonheart. Right now he's sleeping next to a campfire west of the Ahemmusa camp which he'll visit in the morning.

Lopov
I'll probably put Morrowind on hold until autumn or winter. Haryon will be heading to Solstheim then and I can't play adventures on a frozen island during spring and summer.
mirocu
QUOTE(Lopov @ May 28 2014, 08:30 PM) *

I'll probably put Morrowind on hold until autumn or winter. Haryon will be heading to Solstheim then and I can't play adventures on a frozen island during spring and summer.

Same here wink.gif
Renee
QUOTE(mirocu @ May 28 2014, 03:00 PM) *

QUOTE(Lopov @ May 28 2014, 08:30 PM) *

I'll probably put Morrowind on hold until autumn or winter. Haryon will be heading to Solstheim then and I can't play adventures on a frozen island during spring and summer.

Same here wink.gif

MM hmm. Although it's Skyrim for me that'll get put on hold.
PhonAntiPhon
Princess MacAuley has arrived in Seyda Neen at the start of her visit to Vvardenfell, as recommended by her friend Callius - a dunmer and native of Ald'ruhn...
...she's hoping the break will do her good and breath some much-needed life back into her.
mirocu
Ooh, a new Morrowind character biggrin.gif

Renee
I am planning to start Morrowind around Halloween / All Saints Day (Nov 1). November 1st is my birthday. My Fallout 3 seasonal session will be done by then. sad.gif But it'll be my first time playing Morrowind, so that'll be mind-blowing I'm sure.

Welcome back Phon
PhonAntiPhon
QUOTE(Renee Gade IV @ Aug 18 2014, 06:13 PM) *

I am planning to start Morrowind around Halloween / All Saints Day (Nov 1). November 1st is my birthday. My Fallout 3 seasonal session will be done by then. sad.gif But it'll be my first time playing Morrowind, so that'll be mind-blowing I'm sure.

Welcome back Phon

Thank you. smile.gif
I knew I wouldn't be able to stay away for too long!

Morrowind is great. I had forgotten just how good it is. It's rather sweet and lovely in a way, you just kind of drift along feeling rather pastoral.
Clearly that makes no sense at all but to me it's a bit like living in a Yes album...
PhonAntiPhon
It was one of her friends in Cyrodiil who'd finally convinced her that keeping slaves was fundamentally wrong and since then Eilidh, never one to do anything halfway, has embraced the concept of freeing them with enthusiasm and gusto...

Mind you it's been an eventful couple of days for our Princess, she's assisted in a murder enquiry, freed some slaves, and been chased by a spook; not to mention the wildlife, the humidity and the food...
...it's all good though as she's felt for a time that she's been getting a little soft so the exersize and so forth makes a welcome chance to get back into the swing of things so to speak.
(Not it should be noted that she's been a complete angel, mind, there's been some money made and few things bought and sold. She's not one to let the grass grow bless her).

She's leaving soon though, heading for Bal-mora...
mirocu
Ah, Balmora. Karl´s first major city to visit if memory serves me well smile.gif
Lopov
I'd have to check Haryon's screenshot folder to find out which major city did he visit at first. Let's do it...surprise, surprise, it was Balmora as well!

It'll be fun getting back to Morrowind somewhere in the winter, when Haryon will finally depart to Solstheim. I've never been there myself, not in Morrowind and not in Skyrim.
mirocu
QUOTE(Lopov @ Aug 24 2014, 10:59 PM) *

It'll be fun getting back to Morrowind somewhere in the winter, when Haryon will finally depart to Solstheim. I've never been there myself, not in Morrowind and not in Skyrim.

Morrowind´s version is a treat if you like snow and ice smile.gif

Maybe Haryon could help Karl with Raven Rock? laugh.gif
SubRosa
Solstheim is a gladiator school in Morrowind. It is crawling with Grizzly Bears and Berserkers. Don't go there until your character is already an awesome monster basher.
mirocu
QUOTE(SubRosa @ Aug 25 2014, 05:54 PM) *

Solstheim is a gladiator school in Morrowind. It is crawling with Grizzly Bears and Berserkers. Don't go there until your character is already an awesome monster basher.

Or can levitate indefinitely tongue.gif
Lopov
Haryon is somewhere around level 25, he's a master of HtH, Unarmored and he's skilled with blunt weapons (he uses Goblin Axe), though he had some minor difficulties at the beginning of the Tribunal, he later did it without reloading anymore. I hope that's enough to get him started on Solstheim.
SubRosa
If he can take on the Tribunal, then he can take on Solstheim! It is just not a place for a starting character is all.
PhonAntiPhon
Balmora's not bad but Gods does it rain!
Eilidh eventually braved it to head out to Moonmoth Fort. An uneventful if wet trip, although there was a curious incident with some kind of weird dog thing...
SubRosa
I loved the architecture of Balmora, it is very Middle-Eastern, yet with a twist. I liked the Redoran settlements even better, with their bug houses.
Darkness Eternal
QUOTE(SubRosa @ Aug 25 2014, 04:54 PM) *

Solstheim is a gladiator school in Morrowind. It is crawling with Grizzly Bears and Berserkers. Don't go there until your character is already an awesome monster basher.

My characters were low-level when they went to Solstheim. They took a good beating.
Lopov
After a fairly long pause, I played a little Morrowind today.
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Haryon, a Nordic Nerevarine, is in the Ahemmusa camp, reading his journal and reminiscing of how he was dragged to Vvardenfell by force, how he later became the Nerevarine from old legends, how he helped the Imperial Cult, how he battled Dagoth Ur deep below the Red Mountain...

But he knows that he's not welcome on Vvardenfell. Not only is Nerevarine a Nord, a sworn enemy of Dunmer people, he is also associated with the Imperial Cult, making him even more despised in eyes of most Dunmers.

That's why he decided to leave Vvardenfell and head for Solstheim, when the time is right. He already visited every Ashlander camp except the Urshilaku, and returned their items that were given to him as a token of their support.

Once he visits the Urshilaku and bids farewell with his good friend Sul-Matuul, Haryon will head to Khuul and then north, to Solstheim.
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I will be slowly returning to Morrowind, playing it piece by piece, so when winter comes over here, Haryon will depart to Solstheim.

SubRosa
Solstheim in the winter. You are turning into Mirocou, who always goes to Bruma when the snow is on the ground! biggrin.gif
mirocu
QUOTE(SubRosa @ Sep 26 2014, 03:03 PM) *

Solstheim in the winter. You are turning into Mirocou, who always goes to Bruma when the snow is on the ground! biggrin.gif

I have trained him well... biggrin.gif


I reckon I´ll play Morrowind too once winter hits us. That and Arena will keep me occupied in between Oblivion sessions happy.gif
Lopov
QUOTE(SubRosa @ Sep 26 2014, 03:03 PM) *
Solstheim in the winter. You are turning into Mirocou, who always goes to Bruma when the snow is on the ground! biggrin.gif

Just wait until I start impersonating him like that flower-something. biggrin.gif

Well, for now I don't feel the urge to regularly play Morrowind, that's why I'll take it slowly and play it from time to time to get back in shape. Until then, it's New Vegas.
mALX
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My very first Morrowind character - sort of. It is my son's game, his character - a male Dunmer. While my son was in school I thought I would just play his man for a while and just not save the game.

Well, I just didn't like the look of the characters, so downloaded a body and face mod. Then I kind of didn't like playing as a man, so ... went into the "raceedit" and changed him to a female Nord. One thing led to another, and I got her a new face and a better hairdo. Next I picked her up a few house mods to live in, and some nice robes (not shown in pictures yet).

My son won't have time to get on his game till tuesday, and I haven't told him yet. Was kind of waiting till he turned his game on and went to play - for the shock value, or something (I guess).

Anyway, here she is:


http://i434.photobucket.com/albums/qq67/Ma...zps16c786ad.jpg



http://i434.photobucket.com/albums/qq67/Ma...zps1b6c92da.jpg



http://i434.photobucket.com/albums/qq67/Ma...zps5faf2fc2.jpg



http://i434.photobucket.com/albums/qq67/Ma...zps2845799d.jpg



http://i434.photobucket.com/albums/qq67/Ma...zps61bb84ad.jpg





The first three and last one are taken in her Seyda Neen house (mod); the 4th screen is her Balmora Stronghold (house mod, with an extra bedroom for followers). She has another house centrally located that has a portal to every major city so she can pop home and freshen up when needed - didn't get a screen of that one, but it is very pretty.


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SubRosa
I would definitely rather play with her than a male Dunmer! hubbahubba.gif
Acadian
Beautiful, mALX! Can't wait to hear about your son's reaction when he goes to play! laugh.gif
Lopov
She's pretty indeed, though I like the fact that you're still using vanilla graphics for the game as such.
Renee
QUOTE(mirocu @ Sep 26 2014, 10:31 AM) *

I reckon I´ll play Morrowind too once winter hits us.


Me too. I'm going to try MW for the first time perhaps during the week before Halloween. Something about it just seems right.

Good job with your new one, mALX. I am often surprised how much of a jump there is between Arena / Daggerfall to Morrowind. A jump in graphics, that is.

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