I spoke with another dev and was given the go-ahead to do some some work on this claim. Until we figure out how to go about merging this quest into the master files, I’m going to be putting the dialogue up here for review.
--all basic dialogue has been written
--some coding markups included
--needs code for Rother attacking other NPCs
--needs code/dialogue for quest updating on successful pickpocket
--needs name of warehouse Rother’s cargo might be stored in (and/or place where the bottles of mazte can be found)
--locations of Porcilla and Ragosh need confirming so accurate directions to them can be given
--may need extra dialogue topics to tie up loose ends
--policy on using NPC names in dialogue? First name, last name, both?
Name: Oh What Customs!
Stage 10 (title)
I met a gloomy Indoril oathman on the docks of Old Ebonheart. His cargo has been unfairly confisticated. Rother Nerevyn asked me to talk to Porcilla Dythos about it.
Porcilla Dythos claims Rother Nerevyn’s shipping manifest failed to include three extra bottles of Mazte contained in the cargo. The Census and Excise Office impounded it within the ((name of warehouse)) until a more thorough inspection can be completed.
Stage 25 (failed)
Rother Nerevyn lost his temper, and attacked a Census and Excise agent.
Rother Nerevyn believes Ragosh gro-Matog can help him correct the error in the shipping manifest. He asked me to speak with him about the extra three bottles of mazte. He can be found ((directions))
I helped Ragosh gro-Matog make the extra three bottles of Mazte disappear. I should inform Porcilla Dythos there’s no reason to continue holding Rother’s Nerevyn’s cargo.
Porcilla Dythos has released Rother Nerevyn’s cargo from impoundment. I should go tell him the good news!
Stage 60 (complete)
Rother Nerevyn was very happy to have his cargo back. He’s given me the blessing of his House and some gold as a reward.
Part 1, meeting Rother Nerevyn
Greeting 5 (Rother Nerevyn, journal stage >10)
Hello, outlander. I suppose you’ve come to harass me with Imperial bureaucracy as well, have you? Dagon take those wretched s’wits.
Imperial bureaucracy (diposition under 60)
They’ve made a fetching mess of it, I’ll tell you that. But what would an outlander like you care? Leave me to my troubles.
Imperial bureaucracy (60+)
I am an oathman to the Great House Indoril, and as bad fortune would have it, a shipmaster under Imperial law. My cargo has been confisticated, and my ship, the Pious Toiler, was forced to sail away without it. How am I supposed to make a profit now, I ask you? That Porcilla Dythos has always had it out for us Tribunal-fearing Dunmer. But you...you have a charismatic look about you. Perhaps you can help her see reason?
--Choice 1 “Yes, I will help you.”
--Choice 2 “No, I’m not getting involved.”
Imperial bureaucracy (Choice 1)
Almalexia bless your good sense, outlander. Go, speak to Porcilla Dythos about my confisticated cargo. She can be found ((directions)).
--Journal Update 10
Imperial bureaucracy (Choice 2)
Outlanders, all the fetching same. Get on with you, then!
--Disposition drops 30 points
She claims it was illegal, but I tell you, it all perfectly legitimate goods! And now I’ve lost the profit off the whole lot, thanks to these incompentent Census and Excise agents.
She is the chief clerk of the Census and Excise office. A dried up old cliffracer, that’s what she is!
She’s no swift river strider on the water, but she gets the job done. What more can anyone ask a humble servant of the Tribunal? That is why I named her the Pious Toiler.
Part 2, talking to Porcilla
Greeting 5 (Porcilla Dythos)
Move along, move along. Oi! %PCrace! You’re holding up the line! I’ve got fifteen requests to dock in the past three days, and they aren’t getting processed any quicker with you badgering me!
confisticated cargo (under disposition 65)
What? What’s this about? That Indoril oaf Rother Nerevyn? I already told him. Illegal cargo means no rights to dock! Signed, stamped, and sealed. Now move along.
confisticated cargo (disposition 65+)
Oh, very well, I’ll tell you more about it, but only because I have a few minutes to spare. The cargo I confisticated from Rother Nerevyn had three bottles of mazte more than what was indicated in the shipping manifest. Officially, that makes the entire cargo suspect, and we impounded it to give it a more thorough inspection later.
--Journal Update 20
more thorough inspection (disposition >80)
Let me tell you something, %PCrace, and maybe it’ll help you in the romance department as well. When an Imperial woman says later? She really means never. I don’t expect that cargo will move from its place in the ((name of warehouse)) anytime soon.
more thorough inspection (Disposition 80+)
I’ll be honest with you, the cargo contained no contraband or dangerous items. But the law is clear, and if the shipping manifest does not match the cargo, then it must be confisticated for a proper inspection. I don’t care. You shouldn’t either. Great House Indoril could use a few knocks down off their throne, if you ask me.
Great House Indoril
These Great House Dunmer make me so mad. Sure, their strange living gods signed the Armistice, making them an official part of the Empire under our law, but do they care? They’d probably still be trading bug husks out of their filthy ash wallows if wasn’t for trade with the rest of the Empire! Ingrates.
Part 3, back to Rother
Greeting 5 (journal stage 10)
Ah, %PCname! Have you gotten to the bottom of the issue with my confisticated cargo yet?
confisticated cargo (update 20)
She...she SAID WHAT?!?
--Choice 1 “Whoa, calm down.”
confisticated cargon (choice 1)
Calm down. You want me to...Calm. DOWN?! Do you KNOW how much that shipment cost me to get here? Do you know how much money I will lose if I can’t trade it off within the month?! All for the sake of THREE BOTTLES OF MAZTE??
--disposition drops by 20 points
--Choice 2 “There still might be some way to resolve this.”
--Choice 3 “I’m not getting involved any further with this. It’s your problem now.”
--Choice 3 “I said, calm down! It’s just a discrepancy in your shipping manifest!”
confisticated cargo (Choice 2)
Yes...yes...forgive me, %PCname. I lost sight of myself for a moment there. By Vivec, if those bottles would just disappear, this whole issue could be cleared right up! Say...wait a minute. That gives me an idea. %PCname, would you be willing to take care of those three bottles of mazte for me?
confisticated cargo (choice 3)
I’ve had enough! The Imperials have gone far enough this time, and by Boethiah, there WILL be a reckoning!
--Rother attacks one of the C&E agents ((coding phrase needed))
--journal update 25
three bottle of mazte
I believe I saw that Ragosh gro-Matog making off with the bottles, for “safekeeping”, he said. He seems to be rather more reasonable than Porcilla Dythos. Why don’t you go speak to him? He’s ((directions))
--journal update 30
--disposition increases by 30
Part 4, talking to Ragosh gro-Matog
Greeting 5 (Ragosh gro-Matog, always)
Greetings, citizen. If you’re on official business, you’ll have to speak to Porcilla Dythos. She’s the head clerk around here. If you’re here on less official business, you’d better keep it discreet.
confisticated cargo (journal update >30)
I don’t know anything about that. Talk to Porcilla Dythos.
confisticated cargo (journal update 30)
Now that you mention it, I do recall there was a problem with the shipping manifest. The cargo had three bottle of mazte--three bottles too many.
three bottles of mazte (journal update 30, disposition >60)
Oh, no you don’t. I have a very important location to put these. VERY important.
three bottles of mazte (journal update 30, disposition 60+)
Let’s say the wee %PCrace has caught my attention about the three bottles of mazte. What does the wee %PCrace want to do about it, mm?
--Choice 1 “How about a fair fight for them?”
--Choice 2 “The extra bottles were an honest mistake. Rother Nerevyn did nothing wrong, and you Imperials have no right to punish him so!”
--Choice 3 “You know, those three bottles of mazte were not listed anywhere. No one will miss them.”
three bottle of mazte (choice 1)
Normally? I would accept. I like a good fight. But while I’m here, I represent the Census and Excise Office, and they look down on fighting. I’m not losing my job over some crybaby Dunmer and his booze.
three bottles of mazte (choice 2)
Do you hear that, %PCrace? It’s the sound of a little violin. Not my problem, pal.
three bottles of mazte (choice 3)
What are you saying?
--Choice 4 “Only that you and I can have a round, courtesy of the Census and Excise Office. No one will be wiser.”
--Choice 5 “If you give them to me, I’ll be sure not to mention your involvement in their disappearance.”
three bottles of mazte (choice 4)
Wait. Ha. Ha ha! I think I like you, %PCname. Okay, here’s one for me, one for you, another for me…
--Choice 7 [Drink with Ragosh.]
three bottles of mazte (choice 5)
Surrrrrrre. And Miss Porcilla Dythos will fall in love with a Dres council member one day. Nothing doing, $PCrace.
--Choice 4 “And if I involve you in the disappearance itself? Care to drink with me?”
--Choice 2 “You and Porcilla Dythos both know that confisticaitng the cargo over three bottles of mazte is unfair.”
--Choice 6 “I give up.”
three bottles of mazte (choice 6)
That’s right, run away crying, little %PCrace. More mazte for me!
three bottle of mazte (choice 7)
Hic! Well, I’ll give that spineless Dunmer one thing, he has a good eye for booze. Tell our friend his confisticated cargo problem is all taken care of. And also tell him that he owes me another round sometime…
--Choice 8 “Thanks, I will.”
three bottle of mazte (choice 8)
Oh yeah, and you’d better tell Porcilla Dythos the good news, too. Otherwise she’ll sit on that cargo like a mother hen on her eggs. It’s a wonder they haven’t fired her yet. Hic!
--journal update 40
Part 5, back to Porcilla Dythos
(same greeting as before)
confisticated cargo (quest 40)
I know what you did. I’m not terribly happy about it, but what is done is done.
three bottle of mazte (quest stage 40)
Gone? Hmph! Well, without those three extra bottles. Rother Nerevyn’s cargo now checks out. There’s no longer any legal justification for keeping it here. He’s one lucky fetcher... Tell him he has twenty-four hours to get that swill out of my warehouse, or I’ll dump it in the sea for him.
--quest update 50
Part 6, Rother Nerevyn will be pleased
Greeting 5 (quest update 30+)
Was Ragosh gro-Matog of any help? Those three bottles of mazte have got to disappear.
three bottles of matze (update 50)
This is wonderful news! I thank you, and Great House Indoril thanks you. Almsivi bless your steps.
--journal update 60
--gold reward: 250
-- +10 House Indoril rep
--disposition increases by 20 points
For any misc. topics that might need to be added. Nothing to see here yet.