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Going (almost) directly to Spellhold so Imoen can be in party sooner. Thoughts?

Hi there
I was thinking of running a party composed by Charname (Half orc Fighter/Thief) , Minsc, Skie (From Cost of a Soul mod) , Viconia and Yoshimo (temporarily, as you know). I know that I lack an arcane spellcaster and I've got a lot of thieves , but I really want Skie in the party and I I'm used to making thieves more useful by giving them stuff like elemental arrows and potions to increase their effectiveness in direct combat. I'm also leaving a sixth slot for NPC quests (Nalia, Valygar etc).

However, I feel that I might get a bit frustrated doing all Chapter 2 (completionist here) without a wizard, so I though of picking Imoen a bit earlier . I think I'll do the thief stronghold quest (and maybe a sidequest or two) and go straight to chapter 3 + spellhold so I can have Imoen back quicker.

Question: Is there any mod that adds more comments from Imoen during all CH2 quests? From an RP point of view I'll just headcanon that we really don't know where the Rhynn Lantorn is , so we'll keep doing quests till we find it, but I'd really like to do it alonside Imoen.

Thoughts?


JuliusBorisovWormking

Comments

  • UnderstandMouseMagicUnderstandMouseMagic Member Posts: 2,138

    I find there are two main issues that affect when to go to Spellhold.

    1) it's not just SH, it's the whole of the Underdark and the story really gaining momentum.

    2) Being souless. Just because the game doesn't implement any negative consequences, can't help but feel it makes no sense to go on all those side missions under the circumstances.

    I wish the game did allow you to simply collect money to bribe the CW to release her.

    It would take some rewriting, but there's something very, very clumsy about the whole rescue Imoen, SH, UD, back to Athkatla.



    Artona
  • DJKajuruDJKajuru Member Posts: 2,809


    I find there are two main issues that affect when to go to Spellhold.

    1) it's not just SH, it's the whole of the Underdark and the story really gaining momentum.

    2) Being souless. Just because the game doesn't implement any negative consequences, can't help but feel it makes no sense to go on all those side missions under the circumstances.

    I wish the game did allow you to simply collect money to bribe the CW to release her.

    It would take some rewriting, but there's something very, very clumsy about the whole rescue Imoen, SH, UD, back to Athkatla.



    Thanks for the answer , @UnderstandMouseMagic .
    Well, normally I do all major chapter 2 quests before heading to Spellhold and to avoid lack of immersion I headcanon that I haven't been given a positive feedback from the Shadow Thieves yet. So this time I was just thinking how it could be to headcanon that the Lanthorn is not that easy to find and I might have to look around, I understand that going through the Underdark earlier might be both challenging and affect the plot as it was supposed to be, but I also installed the mod "Imoen Romance" so I can make use of some more banters and party interaction while having Imoen around in Athkatla.

    UnderstandMouseMagic
  • TressetTresset Member, Moderator Posts: 7,053
    I tried that mod too once. I went to rescue Imoen fairly early then, as I recall. Never did finish the run (restartitis) but I thought it worked out quite well with the mod to get Imoen ASAP. I think I only made diversions for extremely essential items.

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