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The long awaited update since April is finally here.

Posted by KnightofEquulei on Jun 21st, 2013

It's been a while since our last update and I'm sure many of you have been wondering what has been happening with the first entry in Celeritas Eos. Well stuff came up in real life for me so I was taken from EoTN but that stuff is now sorted (mainly college stuff which will haunt me no longer as I am now finally finished with college). Since then there have only been a tiny bit of progress with EoTN. Obliviously the introduction of Project Q was one of them but new plot lines have been added as well which I shall detail below:

  • Heathen Infiltration Plot-line: Lucia is called upon by a religious order to infiltrate a pagan cult and destroy it from the inside via any means necessary. 
  • Escort Plot-line: As Lucia's fame grows there are powerful men in the city of Avue who would like to hire her as their own personal escort. However in this business one must be careful of rivals, jealously and envy...
  • The Last Dragon: In the north of Eridanus one will come across the burnt remains of villages. Eyewitnesses and survivors speak of a dragon behind these attacks but the knightly orders and local authorities are having none of it. With a suicidal group of villagers, Lucia decides to travel into the northern wastes to find this dragon and put an end to it. However does it even exist? And if it does how can a mere group of inexperienced humans even hope to stop it?

These plot-lines are optional stories but they span across several quests individually and take the player across the world. Within each plot-line there are multiple routes of progression and multiple endings.

Unfortunately there's little else I can speak about as progress has been minimal but now I'm back with some free time I hope to get more work on EoTN and keep this page update regularly again with new images and videos.

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jorvach
jorvach Jun 21 2013, 6:29pm says:

Thank goodness! I was worried something had happened to you! :P
Good to hear you're alright and getting back on track!

Lookin' forward to the module still!

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KnightofEquulei
KnightofEquulei Jun 21 2013, 8:31pm replied:

Don't worry I'll get this finished no matter what. Then if death wants me he can take me. I hear he too is waiting for Celeritas Eos so I've got guaranteed invincibility til then.

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jorvach
jorvach Jun 21 2013, 8:35pm replied:

Hahah, great to hear!

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SummerKnight
SummerKnight Jun 21 2013, 8:07pm says:

Congrats RadiantLoneWolf for finishing up college! Right here patiently waiting for the module. :D
Those plot lines sound interesting. Can the player participate in all three or just one of them?

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KnightofEquulei
KnightofEquulei Jun 21 2013, 8:32pm replied:

All three.

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wombaciur
wombaciur Jun 22 2013, 2:22am replied:

Hi, glad to see some update. Anyway, I do hope in order to unlock some quests there would be some requirements that need to be met first.

I always don't feel a situation where a hero walks into a town and everyone is pestering him with the problems or some **** happens just in time he/she visits a place. I'd rather see a situation where a player "has to work" to obtain some quests - be it by gaining a reputation, having a high persuade skill to convince a speaker to tell what's wrong etc. Basically, I don't want my quests to be handed on a silver plate.

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KnightofEquulei
KnightofEquulei Jun 22 2013, 8:52am replied:

As the second plot-line says, Lucia has to have enough fame before anything like that becomes available. Other side quests and plot-lines are available from the start but others require either fame, character traits or the player to have beat a prior quest. In one instance with a quest with multiple endings, one of the endings leads to two new quests.

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wombaciur
wombaciur Jun 22 2013, 11:23am replied:

That's good to hear. What I like in my rpgs the most is the restricted content - because if content is available for all no matter the class, level, skills, reputation etc. then what's the reason for a customization of your character in the first place? For the mod creators it is, however, more and more work so you need to make things manageable.

A quick quest example : Lucia gets to know about some smuggler's cave in the area and only after having a knowledge of the place can visit it for exploration. She has to enter a cave alone because there is a small inland passage only she is fit enough to squeeze through. Once inside, there is some loot to be gained but a stealthy approach is advised because of the smugglers.

If she gets discovered, the fight starts. If she kills them all, she gets the loot. If she gets to 'near death', she is overwhelmed by the smugglers, raped and left to die with 1 HP. During the rape she sees clearly a face of one of the assailants and can meet him afterwards in a city.
Anyway, the cave is emptied after the incident as the smugglers suspect Lucia wasn't the only person to know about the cave so no chance for loot afterwards.

Now, there could be a few non-obvious ways to obtain the quest for different characters: 1) Lucia sneaks into an inn room (picks a lock on a door, stealth DC as well) and later picks a drawer (higher DC) where a note with information of the cave is 2) Lucia "entertains" a smuggler (reputation DC) in the inn and after the intercourse the smuggler is sleeping and Lucia can inspect the drawer 3) The smuggler in the inn is very rude while speaking to Lucia and she doesn't take it well so a fight starts. Once beaten, he spills the beans about the cave.

Such on-the-fly example shows how you can design a quest without that much of additional content but at the same time restrict it for different characters :)

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Estarc
Estarc Jun 22 2013, 5:58am says:

Congratulations on finishing up with college. That's a pretty important milestone in your life there. :) Thanks for updating us about the game, the three plot lines you teased us with here sound quite interesting.

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