Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Meet the Companions of A Time To Die

Okay, it's about time that you meet your potential companions for at least Act I of A Time To Die. I will be updating this as I make changes to the characters, since I am possibly adding a prestige class to several of them.

Persistent Companion Roster:

Erik Tarnlar is a long-time friend of the player. He grew up in Red Larch and is a cleric. He will be a romanceable companion for female players. I am working on adding the prestige class of Shining Blade to him.

Karena Tarnlar is Erik's sister and a long-time friend of the player as well. She has become a druid, following in her mother's footsteps...though her mother has been missing for years now. I hope to add the Lion of Talisid prestige class to her, since it would suit her personality perfectly. She will be a romanceable companion for male players.


Trent is a rogue that hopefully will become a Nightsong Enforcer. He'll try sweeping any female player off her feet with his charm, but she might want to be a bit wary around him. ;)


Ming-na is a sorceress that is as skilled with her magic as she is with her wit. She will be a romanceable companion for any male players ready to take her fiery personality on. :)


Update #1: January 16th, 2008

Ramina is a bard from Yartar who has agreed to accompany the player to supposedly collect information for a new song...hmmm...is that so? What we do know is that she will be a romanceable companion and possibly evolve into a Stormsinger.


Here is a picture of another companion, a wild elf by the name of Celendir...though he will not be a persistent one like the others above. He is determined to destroy the drow for murdering his brother...


Update #2: January 21, 2008

It looks as if Celendir might not be able to accompany the player. His sister, Ganamiel is insisting that she be the one to avenge their brother. Let the battle begin!


Update #3: January 22, 2008

Our final persistent companion will be the half-elf, Logan, a fighter/wizard all the way from Mirabar. He is training to become a bladesinger, after his elven mother. His father is a powerful human who sits on the Council in Mirabar.


A special thanks to Briesence for creating the custom content that makes it possible to customize Logan and for making him a better looking half-elf than I was expecting him to be. :)

20 comments:

Delak said...

They look good.

Ladyelvenstar said...

Thanks, Delak! I hope people enjoy having them as companions - they certainly have a mind of their own. :)

Jclef said...

Are you using a hak for Karena's corset? I'll definitely try my luck with that one. ;)

Awesome update!

Ladyelvenstar said...

Thanks and yes, that outfit is from a hak, Aleanne's female clothing pack #4. I thought it really suited a druid. :)

Oh, watch out for her brother, Erik,...he can be quite protective and he's got a shining blade! ;>

Jclef said...

Brother, eh? Hmmm...Oh, who's this?! A bard even - Ramina 4-eva!

Also, forgot to add: Nice touch with adding PrC ambitions to the companions!

Ladyelvenstar said...

LOL! Ramina-4-eva! Good one!

Thanks for the compliments on the PrC additions. It is more complex to add them in than I thought it would be, but Kaedrin has been a big help. He's been editing the dialog.tlk to accommodate class packages for the PrC's using Grinning Fool's Creature Creator. It's not a foolproof method, but with some tweaking, it should get the job done. :)

Ernie Noa said...

Very nice. I'm looking forward to this mod.

Amraphael said...

That's what I call an update! You must have out a great amount of time into all those companions. They really make want to play the game - NOW! Great stuff Lady E!

Ladyelvenstar said...

Thanks, Ernie! I am glad that you are looking forward to it. I hope you enjoy it!

Amraphael, I appreciate the compliments and yes, I've put a lot of thought into the companions. I really think it adds to the RPG experience to play along with characters that have their own opinions and motivations!

Liso said...

I love Ramina's hair! The companions all look quite unique. Very nice :)

Ladyelvenstar said...

Thanks for the compliments! I like Ramina's hair too - thank goodness for custom content makers. :)

Maerduin said...

Yes, these look great. Exciting stuff!

Ladyelvenstar said...

Your comments are much appreciated, Maerduin!

Oh no...looks like Celendir's sister is vying for attention. She is demanding to accompany the player and she won't take no for an answer. She vows to avenge her brother. I pity the fool that tries to get in Ganamiel's way...those arcane archers can be pretty deadly, if you know what I mean!

Is it just me, or do companions almost come alive once created? Sure does seem so! ;>

Briesence said...

Logan actually looks kind of cute but I could be biased. ;)

Ladyelvenstar said...

I happen to think so too, Briesence. ;>

Thanks for all of your hard work!

Briesence said...

So, the question now is will Logan be a romance option for female players?

The Half Elf heads were actually the easiest of all the heads I've done. Even the eye animation problems, once I figured out what was causing the problem, only took about a minute (really) to fix.

Ladyelvenstar said...

Yes, he sure will be a romanceable companion - I am sort of working out his personality still! :)

I am glad it wasn't too tough for you to create and I hope you'll work on more heads! The Genasi males could use a little help... ;>

Amraphael said...

Well, by the looks Ming-na is my favorite. And she's a spellcaster with a temper so that settles it! :)

Keep up the good work Lady E

Briesence said...

http://briesencesnwn2blog.blogspot.com/

No comment on anything to do with the Genasi.

Ladyelvenstar said...

Amraphael, I think you'll enjoy feisty Ming-na...she definitely has almost come alive with her personality. I found the perfect voice set for her and have incorporated some of the verbal insults right into her dialog! ;>