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[mod] Dendjelion NPC for IWD EE

LavaDelVortelLavaDelVortel Member Posts: 1,907
edited May 2020 in IWD:EE Mods
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Looking for new evil NPCs for IWD EE? Well, it looks like you just found one!

This mod adds a new companion to Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition - Dendjelion. He's a halfling blackguard from Westgate. A crude person and a follower of Bhaal, the infamous Lord of Murder. A man who believes death may bring a change. Strong and vengeful. He came to Kuldahar in search of Noon - a knight of Lliira that he blames for killing his brother.

You may join Dendjelion in Kuldahar, on the snow-covered rock to the east from Arundel's home. It is suggested to join him early in game if you want to enjoy all the talks.

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Want to experience even more talks? Install IWD Crossmod Banter Pack - it will add new banters mod companions. Check the list and description here.

Enjoy, evil ones!

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  • ZaramMaldovarZaramMaldovar Member Posts: 2,250
    Awesome.
    Glad to see it's finally here, I can't believe I'm going to play Icewind Dale and hear my own voice.

    DJKajurujasteyLavaDelVortelineth
  • LavaDelVortelLavaDelVortel Member Posts: 1,907
    Thanks for your help @ZaramMaldovar and - no matter how unusual that sounds - enjoy yourself in the mod, hehe.

    ZaramMaldovar
  • CatcheJaggerCatcheJagger Member Posts: 5
    While doing some testing for a modded playthrough, I also encountered Dendjelion, among other NPCs modded into the game. In the brief dealings I had with him, I *think* he’s my favorite, though that might be because I am just very into this character conceptually.

    Icewind Dale is a prequel to Baldur’s Gate, particularly now that Belihfet plays a role in the Bhaalspawn’s story as well. Like, they’ve always been connected, taking place on the same continent, sharing a publisher and game engine, but the shared antagonist really tied them together in a more direct narrative way.

    I know there are efforts in the community to bring IWD into Baldur’s Gate directly, and that’s certainly an interesting and commendable objective, but I think projects like this do much more to really bring the two together in a more meaningful way that than just having the Bhaalspawn come up north to fight some guys. Here you’ve got a dude who, years before the Time of Troubles and the events of Baldur’s Gate, provides foreshadowing of and allusions to the events of the later games. Wonderful stuff, and I look forward to seeing more of him when I get to a proper full playthrough.

    LavaDelVortelbonewhiteglory
  • LavaDelVortelLavaDelVortel Member Posts: 1,907
    I'm happy you like the idea and I really hope you'll take him on an adventure next time when you'll be starting a full run! :)

    Cheers!

  • tangelo1023tangelo1023 Member Posts: 5
    Enjoyed this mod and the character. I liked the humanization of a darker character. One suggestion for future updates would be another grammatical passthrough. There seemed to be some missing words in sentences (small things like a missing "the). Other than that, great mod.

  • LavaDelVortelLavaDelVortel Member Posts: 1,907
    Yeah, some more proofreading wouldn't hurt, but the text is already in a better state than it was when I wrote it. I'm not a native English speaker, so there's always a place for improvement in my texts :)

  • norQnorQ Member Posts: 3
    Yeah, that's probably one of my favourites right there - Dend just fits me on the conceptual level. I've always enjoyed evil companions more, and the idea of nasty "shorties" especially. :smiley:

    Montaron has been one of my favourite companions since the beginning of my adventure with BG - partly due to the contrasting ideas his character is built upon. In my mind halflings are supposed to be those nice, welcoming fellows who enjoy living a peaceful life, smoking the pipe, sitting by the fire etc. And here we have a psychotic killer.

    Dend's character seems to revolve around a similar idea - at least in my interpretation. A halfling blackguard, obsessed with the urge for revenge and spilling blood in the name of Lord Bhaal? Yeah, sign me up!

    Really fun character, definitely worth investing time in a playthrough with him. Ah, it also need to be said he's got a fantastic soundset provided by @ZaramMaldovar

    Thanks for all the effort put into creating this NPC! Keep up the good work, LDV!

    bonewhitegloryilduderinoZaramMaldovar
  • ZaramMaldovarZaramMaldovar Member Posts: 2,250
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