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by Kevaar
Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:48 pm
Forum: Developer Showcase
Topic: Kevaar's Questing Showcase
Replies: 24
Views: 15224

This is probably a bit of a moot point because these forums will soon be closed, but... Please don't use my personal showcase for opinions on the general showcase/quest-making process anymore. Those things can be brought up in their own thread, and methinks they'll get more attention if you do so. I...
by Kevaar
Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:20 pm
Forum: Developer Showcase
Topic: Kevaar's Questing Showcase
Replies: 24
Views: 15224

I like the layout you have for your quests and the dialogue seems solid enough. Honestly, you're doing quite a lot and that's something I really like to see but just make sure not to overdue it either. Thanks. :) I've had a lot of time on my hands these past couple of weeks, and can't promise I'll ...
by Kevaar
Wed Jan 13, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: Developer Showcase
Topic: Kevaar's Questing Showcase
Replies: 24
Views: 15224

Ah, I was under the impression because they have yet to really open up quests for claiming. Most of the claims I see going up are for interiors. I'm not really innocent, either. I spent a few months on this quest. My excuse is I'm working retail. Now that the holidays are past, I have more time on m...
by Kevaar
Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:01 pm
Forum: Developer Showcase
Topic: Kevaar's Questing Showcase
Replies: 24
Views: 15224

Fingers crossed, but that should be all the bugs stomped, and the Rathra quest is now ready for reviewing or whatever you guys do with showcases! :) ******* README ****** A few things of note while playing through this quest, in no particular order: Before the quest starts, all three Rathras appear ...
by Kevaar
Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:53 am
Forum: Developer Showcase
Topic: Kevaar's Questing Showcase
Replies: 24
Views: 15224

Hokay! Bugs stomped. However, found a bunch more while play-testing. Posting this update for now. Changelog from previous version: --copy of TR Rathra made, all quest-related IDs changed to reflect this --TR's version of Rathra now disables when the quest starts and will never respawn --the showcase...
by Kevaar
Fri Jan 08, 2016 6:40 am
Forum: Developer Showcase
Topic: Kevaar's Questing Showcase
Replies: 24
Views: 15224

Hello Kevaar First, I want to offer you an apology for the lack of responses in your showcase thread. We shouldn't have overlooked your updates and questions. No worries! :) I figured most folks were on holiday or busy with other stuff around TR. Unfortunately, my scripting skills are practically z...
by Kevaar
Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: Master Planning
Topic: Thirr River Valley [Region]
Replies: 9
Views: 4276

I like Thirr Basin. Pershaps also: Thirr Inlet, Thirr Delta.

None of them really pair well with "Region" though. Thirr River Region I'd expect to include the entire river though. Almas Thirr Region would make more sense if it's not the whole river region we're naming.
by Kevaar
Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:28 pm
Forum: Developer Showcase
Topic: Kevaar's Questing Showcase
Replies: 24
Views: 15224

Hm. Well, managed to get one of the Rathra's (mine) to not care about the other Rathra getting stabbed up front of her, so it is possible! Turns out the fix is pretty simple: in the NPC's AI, just set Alarm and Fight both to 0. But....none of the changes I'm making to TR's version of Rathra are goin...
by Kevaar
Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:04 am
Forum: Literature
Topic: On Altmer
Replies: 0
Views: 3529

On Altmer

Another entry by Naveris Ralyoman. Again, details changed to fit TES lore instead of the setting it was written for, and this might've weakened the original piece too much. My main concerns-- Why the heck an Altmer is halfway across the world bothering himself over Black Marsh-Morrowind politics. I ...
by Kevaar
Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:20 pm
Forum: Literature
Topic: On Healing
Replies: 0
Views: 1109

On Healing

A possibility for a Restoration or Mysticism skill-up book. I wrote this originally for use in another roleplay setting, and so I plugged in location names and geographical details as best I could to match TES lore. They might still need changing. Also, the Editor's note is written to give the story...
by Kevaar
Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: Developer Showcase
Topic: Kevaar's Questing Showcase
Replies: 24
Views: 15224

Finally got a few days off in a row! Retail is back to its normal non-holiday crazy. Any comments on these before I start poking at the scripting issues? I'm wondering if I'm even remotely headed in the right direction for what you guys would like from your quest devs. Particularly for the bard ques...
by Kevaar
Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:20 pm
Forum: Quests & Dialogue
Topic: Old Ebonheart Misc Quests
Replies: 8
Views: 2801

My issue with this one is that I don't really see eggmines starting up that way. It seems like far too much trouble to try and start an eggmine from square one when all across the province kwama are digging out mines of their own accord which can merely be occupied and harvested. Hmm. He could be a...
by Kevaar
Fri Jan 01, 2016 11:54 pm
Forum: Quests & Dialogue
Topic: Old Ebonheart Misc Quests
Replies: 8
Views: 2801

Random Ideas**: --A khajiit is dealing in black market skooma and moon sugar. He approaches you as a potential buyer. You can turn him into the guards at this point for a small reward, or keep dealing with him. If you keep dealing with him, he tells you about some local Camonna Tong who use khajiit ...
by Kevaar
Fri Jan 01, 2016 5:08 am
Forum: Master Planning
Topic: House Dres Brainstorming
Replies: 144
Views: 56008

I wonder if the creator of Atvir Dres is still kicking around. He had a massive plan for incorporating Dres-based lore in his follower mod for Skyrim, but I don't know how in-depth he went with his ideas. Would be neat if we could make them coincide. Anyway. My only real thought about the vampire le...
by Kevaar
Mon Dec 28, 2015 3:42 am
Forum: Project Organization
Topic: Resources and Tutorials for Quest Makers [Quests & Dialogue]
Replies: 2
Views: 1302

I've been using these-- Quest-making tutorial I found while combing the interwebs, by a guy named Skydiver: http://www.themcnews.com/Quest_tut.pdf Another quest-making tutorial, by a Dave Foster: http://morrowind-oblivion.com/morrowind_section2.php Morrowind scripting for dummies (what it is, how to...
by Kevaar
Fri Dec 25, 2015 7:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Merry Christmas Tamriel Rebuilt
Replies: 3
Views: 1352

Merry Christmas!
by Kevaar
Mon Dec 14, 2015 6:15 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Masters paper on morrowind
Replies: 5
Views: 1735

Don't mind me, I'm rambling a bit here. You guys bring up good points. It's definitely true the hunter/gatherer diet is healthier, but I think that also then lends to important differences in power between the cultures. Agrarian cultures need lots of hands to tend their farms, but that also means th...
by Kevaar
Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: Master Planning
Topic: House Indoril Brainstorming
Replies: 110
Views: 55467

Heh, this blog post comes to mind: https://fallingawkwardly.wordpress.com/2010/10/25/the-metaphysics-of-morrowind-part-3/ It gives me the image of Dwemer being torn from existence because someone deleted all their files in the TESCS, and Yagrum was saved because he was on a backup on some other comp...
by Kevaar
Sat Dec 12, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: Master Planning
Topic: House Indoril Brainstorming
Replies: 110
Views: 55467

As such, wouldn't it be a reasonable and pretty cool way to go if it was hinted at that what is really behind the "death" of the former Patriarch is that he simply zero-summed himself out of existence (of course causing some great calamity, uneasiness and endless theorizing within the hig...
by Kevaar
Wed Dec 09, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Introduce Yourself!
Replies: 3
Views: 1440

This thread needs more posts <nod> Hello, I'm Kevaar. Despite the masculine username, I am in fact, a woman IRL. I come from Colorado with a banjo on my knee--I mean, I live in the USA with a couple of dogs, a cat, and some rats. Pet rats, that is. I enjoy martial arts, psychology (for which I am ai...
by Kevaar
Wed Dec 09, 2015 3:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Masters paper on morrowind
Replies: 5
Views: 1735

Ergh. Sociology. Psychology's red-headed step-cousin. I laud him for trying, but...<insert intellectual flailing here> It is interesting to note, though, that our traditional view of Native Americans is being shown through new research as inherently flawed. Did he ever mention that...? When you hear...
by Kevaar
Tue Dec 08, 2015 7:57 pm
Forum: Developer Showcase
Topic: Kevaar's Questing Showcase
Replies: 24
Views: 15224

Okay, got the bulk of the Rathra quest completed. See attachment. I've got a few scripting issues I'm still working through though. Anyone know how to resolve these? ** Having trouble getting the two Rathra's in the tower to speak with you only after you cast a Calm spell on them. Right now, you jus...
by Kevaar
Tue Nov 24, 2015 5:59 pm
Forum: Concept Art
Topic: Thirr River Valley Visual Update
Replies: 16
Views: 5757

Only thing I'd suggest is maybe less rocks, or rocks conjoined into bigger meshes with smoother collision boxes. For those with companion mods, or if we do any escort quests, those rocks are hard for the PC to walk over in places, and would be worse for NPCs.
by Kevaar
Tue Nov 24, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: Literature
Topic: The Pilgrim in Pain
Replies: 5
Views: 1796

Posting this first, then editing the story next. I'm not going to get into the gender debate. If it helps, I'm a woman IRL (the masculine username is taken from a character I play). I've had the good fortune to never be a target of sexism--that or I've not been bothered by it the times I have. Which...
by Kevaar
Wed Nov 11, 2015 1:36 am
Forum: Developer Showcase
Topic: Kevaar's Questing Showcase
Replies: 24
Views: 15224

And here's the file for the comedy act. Walk up to Siret Nedyra in the Howling Hound and talk to him to start. This is just the act itself, not the lead-in or aftermath. I also made some minor corrections to the dialogue that I haven't changed in the above post. Let me know what you think. Going to ...
by Kevaar
Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:51 pm
Forum: Developer Showcase
Topic: Kevaar's Questing Showcase
Replies: 24
Views: 15224

Okay, first draft for the comedy act. I haven't written the lead-in yet. --0 (start) And for our next performance ladies and gentleman, the Mabrigash of the Thirr River! Come on now, Mabrigash, bow to the audience! Choice 1 Bow and smile. Choice 2. Bow and cackle sinisterly. Choice 3. I'm not a mabr...
by Kevaar
Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: Literature
Topic: The Pilgrim in Pain
Replies: 5
Views: 1796

The Pilgrim in Pain

(Submission for a new ingame book! Intended to be a Velothi fable. I'm not attached to the title, so suggestions on that welcome.) The Pilgrim in Pain A pilgrim was walking down a rough dirt road. Rocks poked out of the road at irregular intervals. The pilgrim, tired from his long journey, finally s...
by Kevaar
Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: Master Planning
Topic: Ashlanders [Faction]
Replies: 44
Views: 21624

To your first point, while it's true that Urshilaku is pretty much the only tribe that believes in that stuff, there's specifically a set of quests where you convince the Ashkhans of the other tribes -- who seem not to share the beliefs of the Urshilaku -- to support you as Nerevarine anyway. For m...
by Kevaar
Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:33 pm
Forum: Master Planning
Topic: House Indoril Brainstorming
Replies: 110
Views: 55467

As to your plot ideas, I think they could work, but that the focus should be different. A group of young extremists or even Daedra would not be able to shake Tribunal society. If so, it would not have lasted 4000 years. Rather, Indoril society has been slowly, imperceptibly rotting away due to inhe...
by Kevaar
Tue Nov 10, 2015 8:38 pm
Forum: Developer Showcase
Topic: Kevaar's Questing Showcase
Replies: 24
Views: 15224

In no particular order: Thanks! I'll get the story edited and re-posted. The Rathra quest is going a bit slower: I work retail and we've entered the holiday crunch. I'm right now working through the scripting and relearning the editor. Spent most of an evening just getting latest rumors to populate ...
by Kevaar
Thu Oct 29, 2015 12:10 am
Forum: Master Planning
Topic: House Indoril Brainstorming
Replies: 110
Views: 55467

(Okay, done editing, I promise!) Hm. Reading through the Indoril Master Plan and it occurs to me that the best of Indoril could be comparable to Christian philosophers (Kant, Aquinas, Locke, etc). Like Christians and philosophers in the real world though, as times change, the Indoril has started to ...
by Kevaar
Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:17 am
Forum: Developer Showcase
Topic: Kevaar's Questing Showcase
Replies: 24
Views: 15224

Can't seem to post in the Literature section without special permissions, so plopping this here. I imagine it could be a Dunmer fable. The Pilgrim in Pain A pilgrim was walking down a rough dirt road. Rocks poked out of the road in irregular intervals. The pilgrim, being tired from his long journey,...
by Kevaar
Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:48 pm
Forum: Developer Showcase
Topic: Kevaar's Questing Showcase
Replies: 24
Views: 15224

Alright, I've wandered around and poked at some things in the live Indoril-Thirr region, and here were some ideas I got for quests. Are these more along the lines of what you could use? **First thing I thought while wandering through here. So. Many. Rocks. Seriously. Is this usual for the new TR zon...
by Kevaar
Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:14 pm
Forum: Project Organization
Topic: Quest & Dialogue Guidelines [Quests and Dialogue]
Replies: 8
Views: 2530

Newbie chiming in here-- Perhaps we should have a discussion on the difference between one-shot quests and more long and involved quest lines ? IMO, both are needed to make the world feel well-balanced and fleshed out. Also, how do we want to handle questlines that may involve or make mention to oth...
by Kevaar
Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: Master Planning
Topic: Ashlanders [Faction]
Replies: 44
Views: 21624

As far as the main quest debate, it's stated somewhere (I'd have to go dig it up) that the Nerevarine prophecies are thought to be baloney outside of a few tribes like the Urshilaku, so that could be a nice excuse for why the mainland Ashlanders have no involvement with the Nerevarine story arc. &qu...
by Kevaar
Sat Oct 24, 2015 7:18 pm
Forum: Developer Showcase
Topic: Kevaar's Questing Showcase
Replies: 24
Views: 15224

Hoarvors are native to Valenwood, so will not appear in TR. Telvanni lords might have access to time magic, but wouldn't really have any reason to use it I can think of. Time travel in TES is god-level, and even then generally very crude. It mostly involves smashing time to pieces and then trying t...
by Kevaar
Thu Oct 22, 2015 10:11 pm
Forum: Developer Showcase
Topic: Kevaar's Questing Showcase
Replies: 24
Views: 15224

Kevaar's Questing Showcase

I'm a little fuzzy on the coding pieces, so will get to that in a bit. Below are my ideas for a quest I'd like to implement. Title: Mistress Rathra Loves Bugs (Or Does She?) Inspiration: Years ago I helped on the interior for Tel Ouada, but those files got lost in oblivion before they could be commi...
by Kevaar
Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What a long strange trip it's been...
Replies: 4
Views: 1685

Thanks! I'll take a look.
by Kevaar
Sat Oct 10, 2015 11:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What a long strange trip it's been...
Replies: 4
Views: 1685

What a long strange trip it's been...

Last time I was on this forum was when I was still a bratty little 14-year-old, shortly after Bloodmoon came out...10 years later, I'm surprised and really pleased this place is still going! Talk about a trip down memory lane. Hello, everyone! I don't know if anyone remembers me (or at least fondly,...
by Kevaar
Thu Dec 14, 2006 2:15 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Kevaar's Random Ideas Thread--the II !
Replies: 12
Views: 1760

Kevaar's Random Ideas Thread--the II !

Seeing as how my first one of these threads got sucked into Oblivion :'( ...I'll just have to start a new one! ...please tell me if I'm in the wrong place posting. Healing if you pray at a Deadric shrine. Or some other random effect--we know how testy those Daedra are. for Oblivion: be able to lead ...