My name is Markus and I hail from Finland, the land of frost and snow! I am a cellist, artist, visualist and a true Pagan by heart. My talents are many and besides art and music, I have extended my skills mainly in game design and writing. I have experience in all these fields and creating something visual has always been close to my heart. I am currently working on with a huge module for Neverwinter Nights 2 called "The Moonlight Path". More info can be found from the link of my homepage as well as from modDB.com forums. Help me in my cause, and I am suren to return the favor.

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Azz`Taruth
Azz`Taruth Jul 22 2010, 12:33pm says:

PERKELE! \m/

Ja tulenpahan nyt sit myös mainostamaan omia tekeleitäni, paska ihminen kun olen --> Moddb.com

... ja joo, onhan se hassua, että puolalainen junnu kutsu minutkin tänne, oh well. Niin ja se tosiaan johtuu toi ranking siitä, että tää on uus yhteisö, menee heti ikään kuin kärkeen listoilla.

+2 votes   group: Finland
Azz`Taruth
Azz`Taruth Jul 22 2010, 12:31pm says:

A Polish guy asking me to join group Finland, well that's kind of odd, heheh. But why not, thanks for the invite! Got to wonder, though, why I am not there already anyway... *shrug*

+2 votes   member: feillyne
Azz`Taruth
Azz`Taruth Jul 21 2010, 4:31pm says:

Oh man, again a load of awesome comments and most cheering indeed, this only means I must work double-pace to get you people what you deserve!
Guess I can't sleep much, have to go to work and do the mod, so I welcome insomnia with outstretched hands...

+3 votes   article: The Moonlight Path - BETA, ALPHA & TMP News
Azz`Taruth
Azz`Taruth Jul 21 2010, 4:28pm says:

Knight Captain? Well, I haven't planned on that, but there's all kind of options and possibilities to be chosen from and different positions can be attained, so you can expect much variety.

+2 votes   mod: The Moonlight Path
Azz`Taruth
Azz`Taruth Jul 20 2010, 1:45pm says:

Much obliged for watching The Moonlight Path NWN2 adventure!

And I must say, your rendering and modeling work is stupendous, to say the least, really good work.

+2 votes   member: booman
Azz`Taruth
Azz`Taruth Jul 20 2010, 12:04pm says:

Kiitos mod-watchista Moonlight Path modia varten!

+1 vote   member: mt247
Azz`Taruth
Azz`Taruth Jul 20 2010, 12:04pm says:

Much obliged for watching The Moonlight Path module, much appreciated!

+1 vote   member: SpellForcer
Azz`Taruth
Azz`Taruth Jul 20 2010, 2:07am says:

Haha, thanks you aplenty!
In truth, it's not really that hard, but it requires a little tweaking around indeed.

+1 vote   media: Era of Destruction
Azz`Taruth
Azz`Taruth Jul 19 2010, 12:38pm says:

If something, now THIS is bringing some pretty awesome memories from the old days of HEXEN!! Hot damn sayeth I, this looks awesome. Got to get the old blood running and have this mod as soon as you people release it.

Waiting eagerly for this, yes sirree~!

+1 vote   mod: Hexen: Edge Of Chaos
Azz`Taruth
Azz`Taruth Jul 19 2010, 10:52am says:

Thank you aplenty for watching The Moonlight Path adventure!
More updates will follow soon.

+1 vote   member: tingie
Azz`Taruth
Azz`Taruth Jul 8 2010, 9:47am says:

Heilza \o

+1 vote   member: mrskittles
Azz`Taruth
Azz`Taruth Jul 8 2010, 9:40am says:

Thanks for the encouraging comment and much obliged for watching The Moonlight Path adventure! I now have the internet set up to my apartment, thus a new, long-awaited update is only a few steps away!

+1 vote   member: Drathol
Azz`Taruth
Azz`Taruth Jun 21 2010, 6:40am says:

Hi! Yeah, surely people are wondering if anything is going on, since the last update has been nearly a 6nobths ago... things are getting along nicely, though and currently I lack the internet in my new apartment, thus it'll take a while more to get any updates. Hang along, people!

And thank you for the encouragement, it is needed for as always =)

+2 votes   mod: The Moonlight Path
Azz`Taruth
Azz`Taruth Jun 21 2010, 6:35am says:

Hail and well met! Thanks for the friend request.

+2 votes   member: nosfer4tu
Azz`Taruth
Azz`Taruth May 29 2010, 6:15am says:

Heheh, thank you :) .
Though, I really must admit that I've been working the project for several years now and done quite a many mistakes, which is why the project has taken so long a time to get accomplished. But now it's again on solid bases, so things are getting better!

I'll give proper details about the coding work when the time arises.

And no worries of your English, it's not bad at all!

+1 vote   member: ivan38rus
Azz`Taruth
Azz`Taruth May 28 2010, 8:07am says:

Thanks for watching The Moonlight Path module and about your interest towards coding!

+1 vote   member: ivan38rus
Azz`Taruth
Azz`Taruth May 21 2010, 12:05pm replied:

Heilza!

Yes, it is based on the world of Faerûn, Forgotten Realms setting, but I try to keep the references to FR books, games, material rather small. Of course there are towns and villages, some historical references to help the players understand some things which are and are not. I am not ripping anything off, of course not, but I will add some references so the hardcore FR fans who know about the history, timeline and the world alike can maybe get more out of the adventure by realizing certain elements withing the mod. But mostly, I will add much unique, original material and other settings to keep the mod away from the Drizzt/Elminster and other already-seen-before material.

And I must add, that I haven't even read more than 7 FR related books/novels, so it's funny I am not even a fan of the FR-related novelty itself ;p . I just find the world of Faerûn interesting and the elements it can offer to a huge scaled project such as The Moonlight Path.

And thank you for the cheerful comment, I will gladly die after the project is completed thoroughly, before that, a miracle is required to get me rid off from this world, damn it!

+2 votes   mod: The Moonlight Path
Azz`Taruth
Azz`Taruth May 13 2010, 4:30pm replied:

Most gracious of a comment, thank you!

About weapons, I am trying to keep them rather minimalistic, to be truthful. I don't want too many "epic/superior" items and weapons, they come along as a specialty and earned by deeds and actions, rather than buying them from local market and blacksmiths alike. I would love to add also an Icewind Dale-ish adaption for the weapons; having bad, low, average, high, superior quality weapons and items found during adventure, which could be enhanced at certain places and so forth.

I don't want too many "God-killing murder machine Longsword +7" items, if you know what I mean :) .

+2 votes   mod: The Moonlight Path
Azz`Taruth
Azz`Taruth May 3 2010, 1:29pm replied:

Ah, a good question! Player can be both male and female, there is no restriction to that. I always just tend to write descriptions that depict the player as "her" instead of him/one. It can be somewhat misleading, but it's just stuck on me, so can't help it ;p .

ALPHA and BETA tests are both in making currently and a big update coming in the following weeks/months/years/I really don't know, but hope you can wait until I get myself arsed to complete the update!

+2 votes   mod: The Moonlight Path
Azz`Taruth
Azz`Taruth Apr 24 2010, 5:18pm says:

Much obliged for mod-watching for The Moonlight Path adventure!
A big update should be presented in the coming weeks.

Thanks.

+1 vote   member: DontTaseMeBro
Azz`Taruth
Azz`Taruth Apr 20 2010, 2:31pm replied:

As it reads, Mikko Jokisalo made all 2D-art, Antti Rantanen all the 3D-art and I made the line/conceptart works :)

+2 votes   mod: The Moonlight Path
Azz`Taruth
Azz`Taruth Mar 24 2010, 11:56am says:

Ahehe, Alabama I see! I actually visited there with 3 of my friends out-of-the-blue some 3 years ago. Since we found nothing particularly interesting to do there, we kept on with the Finnish way and drank quite often :D . Oh well, 'twas fun.

+1 vote   member: Fiothas
Azz`Taruth
Azz`Taruth Mar 22 2010, 12:26pm says:

Thank you for giving The Moonlight Path a mod-watch! Much appreciated and nice to make acquaintance with you :) .

Winter greetings from Finland!

+1 vote   member: p-s-t
Azz`Taruth
Azz`Taruth Mar 22 2010, 12:25pm says:

Thank you for giving The Moonlight Path a mod-watch! Much appreciated and nice to make acquaintance with you :) .

Winter greetings from Finland!

+2 votes   member: Fiothas
Azz`Taruth
Azz`Taruth Mar 7 2010, 5:21pm says:

No, it certainly isn't Waterdeep :) . It is a place simply called "City" in lack of a better name for the moment.

+1 vote   media: City of Splendours
Azz`Taruth
Azz`Taruth Mar 3 2010, 2:45pm says:

I am so glad to read your comments which truly ignites the flame within my heart! Thank you all, truly!
I am currently in a very bad situation and have so many things on fire that I am unable to work on with TMP module, worst thing AGAIN being my PC not working correctly. Thus the project is totally on ice at the moment.

I try to get you people an update during the 3 passing weeks, so try to endure my absence and lack of productivity for a while longer!

Thank you.

+2 votes   mod: The Moonlight Path
Azz`Taruth
Azz`Taruth Jan 2 2010, 6:38pm replied:

How could I since I own all them albums save for Initiation of Blasphemy ....for now!

+1 vote   group: ModDB Metal appreciation society
Azz`Taruth
Azz`Taruth Dec 31 2009, 4:47am says:

Greetings Marius! It's nice to see you here on ModDB as well, truly a gem in finding interesting projects to either play or take part in.

+1 vote   member: MathazzarStudios
Azz`Taruth
Azz`Taruth Dec 30 2009, 8:18am says:

The Project Hate focken rules \m/

+2 votes   group: ModDB Metal appreciation society
Azz`Taruth
Azz`Taruth Dec 23 2009, 8:21am says:

As a fellow NWN2 module designer/developer, I will track this and must say that this looks quite intriguing indeed. Good looking work and the subject is fascinating.

+2 votes   mod: Ex Scientia Vera
Azz`Taruth
Azz`Taruth Dec 19 2012, 7:37pm replied:

Ahehe, indeed =) .

Yes, I have read and experienced also some truly poor stuff, especially written dialog *ahem* Bethesda *ahem* and whatever weird twists and useless plot-lines. I have excelled my skills in writing both dialog and story-based writing over the years, and there my talents are on place. Of course I am fairly adequate with many other things, sure, but writing/storytelling is something I really think I execute quite well... and in certain unique style.

Thank you \,,/ together we rock to the max \,,/

+3 votes   member: Skymaid
Azz`Taruth
Azz`Taruth Dec 19 2012, 7:08pm replied:

I give you the mantle of kindness rather than myself ;P

Yes, I don't understand why the Endings in games are always so similar to something that has been introduced 20years ago already. Yes, there are many kind of Goods and many kind of Evils and many kind of people who just randomly balance thing to their own allurement or anything else.

I don't want the end to be necessarely something that is obvious from the beginning or happens after an super-mega-epic battle/scene. It needs time after the final encounter (or whatever it will be, no way in hell I am going to tell what's the final scene before the actual end ;D).

I want the ending to be dramatically surprising and something the player never expected, no matter the actions and choices made. It needs to be something that really strikes at you and really opens up the final answer to the final question "why?". So basically I want to fool the player from the very start to draw whatever "obvious" conclusions and then just blast everything at his/her face.

Or then I am just a plain ******* and end the game with a sequence "You drift back from your final encounter and in your deep thoughts, you trip over to a small pebble, hitting your head against a huge stone. Your final moments of heroism ends to an embarrassing fate and death." muahaha.

+3 votes   member: Skymaid
Azz`Taruth
Azz`Taruth Dec 19 2012, 6:30pm says:

I am glad that at least some of the supporters of what I try to create are actually talking to me on regular basis. Those people are quite few. Others just lurk in the shadows and silence, waiting for some epic blast to happen.
But it's more gratuitous to talk with the people who wish something to come at their way, than just give something to a mute audience.

Of course the Alignment is a factor in the end, but not in the usual sense of "because I am Evil, I become Lord of Destruction and rule the World with an iron fist, because I CAN!" or being good "I saved the World and now I retire to a cabin atop the Alps and have my life there in peace.... until a new Evil arises" or the clichés we have pretty much seen quite enough.

It is a matter or morals, your choices and actions taken, how you yourself perceive your actions to be Evil or Good, or something from between or around. It's not just the straightforward "**** you, I kill you" or "Lol I help you regardless of you being an *******, but since I am compelled 'cause I am Good" things, but more of a... deeper perspective and nature of dialog and actions chosen.

I am waiting forward even myself of how I will eventually execute the Ending sequences, though I pretty much already have them quite nicely knit together ;)

+3 votes   member: Skymaid
Azz`Taruth
Azz`Taruth Dec 7 2012, 1:00pm replied:

Indeed, indeed he is :)

+2 votes   media: Through the Gates of Arabel
Azz`Taruth
Azz`Taruth Dec 7 2012, 12:51pm replied:

You are very close on knowing the true secret of Griffon's Nest ;)

+1 vote   media: Griffon's Nest
Azz`Taruth
Azz`Taruth Jan 21 2011, 6:29pm replied:

Well, why not. I can't do much at the moment, until my primary PC gets fixed, so I have to suffice to spare PC which sucks ***. So it'll take some time for me to get some revamp done here, but I can do it whenever the possibility is at hand.

Then, let's do some magic on the site ;)

+2 votes   group: Neverwinter Nights Players
Azz`Taruth
Azz`Taruth Jan 19 2011, 10:59pm says:

To respond to your comment, as I am apparently the most vivid of members on this particular "team" ;p . Anyhow, this mostly seems to work as a place where NWN/NWN2 modders should congregate and show that we stand in the same line of NWN-modders.

This isn't a team that develops any mods or things like that, more likely a group of appreciation towards the NWN-modding... I would guess.

But anyhow, this truly needs some revamp, else no one really joins here ;p

+2 votes   group: Neverwinter Nights Players
Azz`Taruth
Azz`Taruth Sep 7 2009, 3:54pm says:

Thank you for watching The Moonlight Path module, much appreciated!

+2 votes   member: projektariel
Azz`Taruth
Azz`Taruth Aug 7 2009, 1:12pm says:

This ain't nothing yet, sirree!
When I'll upload the newest shots of the same area with all lightning effects, lights and other stuff, it'll be remarkable view!

+1 vote   media: Nocturnal view of a calm settlement
Azz`Taruth
Azz`Taruth Apr 20 2009, 2:38pm says:

Hehe, I see what you mean with the instruments and how you are using them.

Well, I must say that it seems that all Bethesda's games share the same flaws, some are fixed or then screwed up even more. The games are hollow, especially the lame dialog and acting. Worlds are intriquing, but that's pretty much it to the whole extent of it.

As for TMP, I am aiming the game play to be interesting that not just direct choices affect the story immediately and define whether you are good or evil. I try to make the gaming experience the way that it surprises you and the player must find his own "Story" - so to speak - and not just follow some pre-defined storyline.
And on top of that, I try to make the player to be able to radically turn from evil to good, or vice versa! For that's something I haven't seen in any game. Of course you can change alignments in all D&D/Forgotten Realms games easily by few tricks, but that's nothing radical nor realistic. I want to give out some sections and choices for the player to learn and repent from actions taken and so forth. That should spice up some gaming experience, me thinks!

And as I apparently lost from the topic, answer to your question is that the intro section will not last that long to get you bored. At least I hope so, hahah.

And of course, if you think you might want to hop in to the team or something, if you think up something to dabble with, feel free to ask more specifics ;).

- Markus

+2 votes   member: Elementalist
Azz`Taruth
Azz`Taruth Oct 23 2008, 6:11pm says:

Thank ye for the mod-watch for Moonlight Path !

+3 votes   member: Wulfburk12
Azz`Taruth
Azz`Taruth Jul 31 2008, 8:23am says:

And besides, if you think further about this, he actually does put some emotion into the lines spoken, and is not some stereotypical monotone, radio-voice as many are in novice/amateur modules, for I have encountered quite a many modules with really poor voiceacting. So think upon that =)

+1 vote   download: The Moonlight Path - Voiceacting Samples
Azz`Taruth
Azz`Taruth Mar 16 2008, 10:49am replied:

Thank you for your interest Chris!
Well, simply send me email that you are interested in voiceacting
position and I send you sample lines to work on with, to test your
voice, tone and charateristics.

When sending mail, put the topic as "The Moonlight Path" so I know
it's concerning about the game project.

Thank you!

+1 vote   mod: The Moonlight Path
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