[v1.50] Recorder, a gnome lorekeeper NPC for BG:EE, SoD and EET
Recorder is a ministrel and scholar, better known as Lorekeeper, who was born in the nation of Lantan but works for the church of Oghma in Amn. Surprisingly soft spoken, she possesses a gentle demeanor but with the wisdom of her faith, devout in the belief of recording history as it happens so it not lost for future generations. While less effective with weapons than other bards, Recorder's strength is in her song and magic, allowing her to protect her party from dangerous enchantments and cast more magic than other minstrels could manage. She possess a feisty ferret named Gustav who will bravely scout ahead if asked, and also take all the snacks if it can get away with it.
She can be seen in Candlekeep initially, though she won't join the party until later, where she is found before the ramp in Ulcaster's ruins of its school of magic.
In Siege of Dragonspear, she can be found outside the Ducal Palace in the morning when you first begin the march.
Class: Lorekeeper (Bard)
Alignment: Neutral Good
LOREKEEPER: Lorekeepers are bards that focus less on a generalist skill set and lean more towards spell casting, where their prodigious memory and knowledge makes them better casters than most other bards. They make excellent librarians, historians, and advisors with their large capacity for learning and recalling, with their talents ensuring history is not forgotten with the passing of time.
- +20 bonus to lore.
- +2 Spell Slots for every spell level.
- May use SONATA in place of the regular Bard Song.
SONATA: This song provides varying levels of intelligence, save bonuses, and mind protection depending on the level of the bard:
Level 1: +1 Int, +1 Saves vs Spells, Immunity to Charm and Sleep.
Level 15: +2 Int, +2 Saves vs Spells, Immunity to Charm, Sleep, and Rigid/Feeblemind.
Level 20: +3 Int, +3 Saves vs Spells, Immunity to Charm, Sleep, Rigid/Feeblemind and Confusion
- No Pickpocketing Skill.
- Can only be proficient in club, dagger, crossbow, and quarterstaff.~
– One new party member with the Lorekeeper bard Kit
– New spells and items
– 9 friendship talks with the PC in BG1, 8 in SoD
– Banters with every BG:EE and SoD NPC
– Small quests in BG1 and SoD
- A unique Approval System: Improve or worsen your bond with the choices you make in quests and conversations. High Approval grants a small luck bonus, very low approval may cause her to leave.
– A romance with any male PC with sufficient approval in Siege of Dragonspear.
– Crossmod content with Aura, Emily, Helga, Kale, and Vienxay.
- Can play between five songs for the player, if asked.
- Optional Music Soundtrack
Q: Is this mod compatible with EET?
A: Yes. (If for some reason it is not, let me know.)
Q: Will you merge this mod with the other four in a single download?
A: Currently this is difficult for BG1, as the first three were heavily traified, and share some file names with the same number scaling. This means a lot of renaming would be required to get the mod to work. Thus I would rather spend time developing content for BG2 than configuring them in one file. It's not an explicit no, but definitely low priority at best. The BG2 parts of these mod however, will be an all in one file with convenience in mind.
Q: When will the BG2 content be released?
A: I'm in planning stages at the moment, and will start writing/coding officially on the 1st. I'll make a thread on that date in the BG2 mod section where you can follow progress. My estimated time of completion is Spring.
Q: What is the Approval System?
A: Approval is the character's thoughts on the PC. When high, the character receives a luck bonus, which has them take less damage and other benefits. If approval gets too low, the character will threaten to leave the party. If not satisfied enough, they leave for good. Significant approval is required for a successful SoD romance as well. This will be expanded upon and used for all my NPCs in Baldur's Gate 2
If you have other questions, post below and I will respond swiftly.
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