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WIP: Character Build Aela the Huntress

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  • Member
    August 6, 2017
    How is this?
  • Member
    August 7, 2017

    First one is the howl. Tried to comment earlier but I couldn't...

    Odd. Thanks Relycs. you have been a massive help.

  • Member
    August 10, 2017

    Added a bit to the build. Have an idea on six small pictures to use with 'the build' section.

    Need to find out the Companion's exact saying regarding magic.

    Considering dropping the perks levels to 15 and 30 due to certain limitations on the build. During playtesting level 15 is holding well and I think a level 50 perk spread is asking too much for players to achieve due to the removal of no less than 9 skills from 18.

    NOT USED                                   USED

    Illusion                                     Smithing

    Conjuration                              Heavy Armor

    Destruction                               Block

    Restoration                               One-Handed

    Alteration                                 Marksman

    Enchanting                               Sneak

    Two-Handed                             Lockpicking

    Light Armor                             Speech

    Pickpocket                               Alchemy


    All the 'unused' skills are not used at all so they will not aid the player to level up whatso ever. 

  • Member
    August 11, 2017

    Taking the build in a slightly different direction, as in the way it's presented. Or, rather by who it's presented.

    I hope you all enoy what I have done so far...

  • Member
    August 11, 2017

    This is looking nice, and the delivery is unique, totally in-character as if being addressed by Aela herself as well as being almost an RP profile. So 100% respect for breaking a mould here and having a vision! It works really well. I have a few thoughts as a reader, this section here:

    "If, however, you want to learn what it is to be a Companion, if you want to learn skills and become a Huntress like me then your eyes need to be quick and your feet quicker. If you wish to prove your worth and be a true sister of the Companions then come outside to the training yard. Leave your attitude by the door and pick up that bow".

    The Basics

    Denotes a change of the theme, if that makes sense. The delivery has changed from Aela's profile to her addressing the player. Upon first read it threw me a bit, and I wonder if a change of colour or font would make it more clear that now the player is being spoken to and being trained by the Huntress herself.

    That is actually really cool, though, and you have nicely captured her speech pattern. I'd actually encourage you to use that all the way through. Once you get to the build details and equipment, you switch narration away from her. I wonder if it would be cool to have Aela explain what and why this armour is worn, and why that standing stone (?) is chosen.

    Maybe where you have the arms and equipment, such as Ysgramor's shield, you could have Aela explain quickly why:

    Image result for shield of ysgramor


     "Ysgramor's Shield. Nothing bigger or better for taking down mages or dragons and some such other thing that Aela might have to      say about Ysgramor, Harbinger of us all.


    Just a thought. Which reminds me, the Songs of Return could also make interesting quotes if Aela was at all bookish. Changing things up, maybe she would quote passages if you were stuck for things to say:

    "When Ysgramor awoke the next morning, Yngol presented him with a mighty axe, hewn from the sorrow that had laid him low just the night before. And the Harbinger of us all embraced his son. He cried out in joy, sadness, and rage. And there on the deck of the last ship from Saarthal, Ysgramor named his axe Wuuthrad, which means "Storm's Tears" in the language of Atmora."

    I know you don't use Wuuthrad here, but maybe as you talk about quests there might be something Aela could use to keep it all Companionsy.


  • Member
    August 11, 2017

    Oh Paws, you've got some great idea's here. The green font is (at the moment at least) for my benefit as it shows where I have got to regarding Aela's speech. Everything below it will be changed to keep to the scene I've set. Knowing it works is a great incentive and I full intend to keep to the theme all the way through. 


    I see where you mean about the chane of theme slightly. From here Aela does address the player so I will make sure this is clear. 


    Having Aela explain her choices of armor and equipment/ Stone is a great idea. Not something I initialy thougth about. I wil certainly dwell on this. 

    Songs of return this I will look into. Aela as a NPC has a high speech (Max L75) So a few quotes from books wouldn't be amiss. Especialy based around the Companions history.


    If you find on your travels any other sources for quotes from Ysgramor / Companions then be sure to link them. When I am on my own computer I will be sure to look at them and have a read through for useful content.


    I really haven't said much here conserning your points and ideas but the bloods running hot and you've sparked off plenty of thoughts and ideas. Thanks for your time with this. I will do my utmost to keep it within the Aela character. 

    Sotek Loyal Hound of Hircine

  • Member
    August 12, 2017

    Added a few title bars. Found Level 30 Perk Spread picture.

  • Member
    August 13, 2017

    Sotek said:

    Added a few title bars. Found Level 30 Perk Spread picture.

    Thoe title bars really help make the transition in narration flow better, Wolfie.

  • Member
    August 13, 2017

    Thanks Paws....

    I have to admit I'm feeling pleased with them. still got two to make. Not sure about the 'circle of life' one. Hoping to find something which really fits you know? if the wild animals had offspring then that would be perfect.

    Then again... just had an idea...

  • August 13, 2017

    Awesome Sotek, I hadn't dropped in officially yet to check out the updates to the build but these are really quite interesting. The "Aela Speaking' portions of the build are beyond excellent, I don't think I need to say that you've nailed it (since it's Sotek I'm speaking to :P) but I'll do it anyway and say that it reads perfectly to me like your quoting Aela. The new pictures are definitely a good touch as well.

    I'll keep an eye out for future updates Sotek but don't hesitate to give me a good prod if I miss one :D