Some minor spoilers for main story and character stories in Divinity: Original Sin 2
OK, no concerts or anything so I got some in. Not much, though.
Wandered around the ship. That was pretty creepy. Seeing Fane and Red Prince there was unsettling, even if Fane was happy about it. I still don’t think we’ve seen the last of them. That wasn’t really goodbye, was it?
Totally don’t trust Malady. But games have certain things one must do: Take jobs that’ll get you eaten, and do what totally untrustworthy people tell us to do.
Talked with her, went to the beach, tried not to get poisoned (where’s Fane when you need him?), talked to a shark (that was creepy, did you do that?) found a waypoint, called it a night.
Oh, and got my “name” from Ifan. I wound up with “The Silver Kiss.” Not sure what to make of that.
So here’s what I mentioned last night so that you could remind me to mention it if I forgot (but I didn’t forget cuz I’m mentioning it): Malady pointed me in the direction of someone who can help with the thing in my head. Turns out there’s a fellow around, well, haven’t seen him in a while but he was here so they say as they say you know garble garble there’ll be several quest steps, who was a demon expert…..named Jahan.
This ought to be interesting.
Have you had any explicit mentions of anyone from the last game? Besides, like, Braccus Rex?
OH! OH! I had a VERY interesting chat with Sebille about how she escaped and her life as a slave and where she got her needle! And DAMN am I so right about this game. But, on that, she has a VERY detailed story. What were you given about all of that? Because I got metaphor to the gills last night on Sebille.
So how big is Reaper’s Coast? This the big map?
Well, our Ifan is dead so we didn’t get any name from him. Although we did find someone with a message for him, which we promised to pass on, should we ever have that opportunity.
We also haven’t heard anything about Jahan, though that IS very interesting. Malady just told us to talk to the Meistr, for whom we are currently looking, in a desultory fashion, with lots of side trips to explore and get into fights.
This is the big map…or at least, it’s the big map we’re on at the moment. I don’t know, maybe there’s an even bigger one ahead that we’ve yet to discover! But right now, this is the big map we’re looking at.
Also, it turns out we do have the recipes for resurrection scrolls and charm arrows, we just hadn’t actually made any. We read books, all right? We just don’t remember what they say. Which makes sense because they’re about two lines long and mostly very boring (though Dallis’ journal was intriguing).
We did not talk to a shark, although I’ve seen some dead sharks in the fishing areas and if I click X to ‘use’ (ew), the narrator says “you could swear it’s almost as if the shark is smiling at you,” so…something.
I have not had a conversation with anyone about my life as a slave or my needle. I talked to every damn person in this village, too! Apparently none of them care.
They’re not dead, man. I refuse to accept they’re dead. Resting. Indisposed, perhaps. OK, very indisposed.
Yeah, Malady told us that in a lot of non character specific dialog that was likely identical to what you got, and then, as I was leaving she was all “Hey, Lohse, might I add….” So my big quest is “talk to the Meistr,” but she did throw Jahan out there. That’s the first name that’s made me go “Oh DUDE!” so far. You have any blasts from the past?
Is this area bigger than fort joy? I can’t tell. You’ve been nosing around. Is there a shit ton to do?
The journal was intriguing. I did like that. I like, in general, that we STILL don’t really know who or what the big bad is. Game started, it seemed it would be that old lady. Now, where is she? Who knows. Is it Dallis? Maybe, but now we’er humanizing her somewhat. Is it the thing in my head? Well, not in your game (I think). Is it “The Void?” We don’t even really know what the void IS.
Oh I found a shark. It was dying. I offered to help it back in the water and it told me not to, tried to bite me when I tried anyway, because it “was better to die. So many monsters in the water. Want to die here. Too many monsters.”
“Pet pal” sounds so fucking cutesy, but man, some of the creepier moments of the game come from it. This. The black cat. Did you talk to the skeletal cat in the ship? Dude. Creepy.
Man that’s weird your Sebille hasn’t had a conversation. Cuz it was a Fucking Plot Dump so big I had to capitalize both Plot Dump and Fucking.
I don’t know how it would’ve been with Beast or Fane or Ifan or the Prince, but it’s so weird that, if you play Lohse, her whole backstory is just THERE, in practically every dialog, her side banter, everything, and you, playing as Sebille, haven’t gotten, like, any of that. Has your Sebille mentioned a damn thing about slave life? Her escape? Her needle? Cuz if I know more about the character you are playing, that’s some weird assed writing.
It IS a bit weird that you know more about Sebille NOT playing her than I do playing her. She tosses out mentions of her past from time to time, references to having been a slave and how much she hates that and distrusts lizards for enslaving her. For example, when I talked to the Lady Vengeance, there was a line I had that was something like “I understand, I was a slave too,” and after singing the song I could announce that I was freeing her and she didn’t have to serve us. (She basically said “I’m afraid it’s not that easy, it’s magical etc., but thanks.”)
And she’s mentioned that she tattoos the names of her victims on her skin, and so forth.
But I haven’t had any giant plot dumps about my own history. Maybe I need to talk to Sebille as the Red Prince, or something. Because HE gave me a nice summary of his history quite recently. Maybe if he approached her, she’d return the favor. Or not, because she doesn’t trust lizards. Hard to say.
I did talk to the skeleton cat on the ship! It was creepy. I kind of liked that cat, though. Speaking of creepy, Tarquin, man, that guy has creepy stuff going on. I don’t trust him worth a damn.
Dude, I even know WHY she tattoos herself now. And how. And what’s up with the needle. And her escape. And DUDE.
I kinda want to tell you, but I also kinda think that maybe you’ll learn it organically? Maybe? I don’t know.
That ship line wasn’t even that big a thing, cuz I could (and did) say “I’m no slaver, you’re free” and got what is likely the exact same line of dialogue you got in response.
Well, I can at least assure you you’re playing a very deep and very metaphorical character who is probably Scarlett. Or, at the very least, a drug addict. But probably Scarlett. Just so you know.
Dude, I totally don’t trust Tarquin. Another guy WAY too into the thing in my head.
But he’s got loot for sale, so there’s that. I do kinda love that you get dialog choices that say “I totally don’t trust you” and “Still got stuff? Want to trade?” and the game so fucking knows you’re gonna hit both.
This game understands how we think, all right.
“Yes, we’ll probably fight in a minute, but how about some trading first?”
“Hey, you seem like someone who’s gonna try to kill me, so can I buy all those poison arrows from you now, so I can use them instead of you?”
“Depends…..you willing to trade me a picture of a man?”
Rather civil, I think.
You know it’s killing me not being able to talk about Sebille’s story. Blogging is a double edged sword sometimes.
I’m sure it’ll come out sometime. I’ll have the Prince talk to her/me.
Try some deep breathing in the meantime. Maybe some booze.
I love selling portraits. They often get a pretty good price, and there’s just something delightfully absurd about it. “Here, I’ve been carrying these five large framed paintings around for a while, you want ’em?”
Did you drag all those enormous portraits of Alexandar out of Fort Joy? We sold them all to Zaleskar. Whom we eventually killed, but not before buying all his useful stuff.
And, obviously, selling him some very nice enormous portraits.
No! And I tried like mad to take one out of the Lady Vengence, and, let’s just say, that’s when I figured out the game had weight limits. I had to put it down, and, until we went to the void and zooped back, it was kinda hovering, perfectly straight, on the stairs.
I’m glad the void straightened the place up for me. It was getting annoying walking around that thing.
I’m gonna need a lot of booze if you don’t learn your story.
Can Mr. O talk to you? Can you talk to each other?
We didn’t try it on the Lady Vengeance, but with the Fort, we took advantage of the magical ability to ‘send’ things to other people. Gannibog went and stood right next to Zaleskar, while I took the portrait, couldn’t walk but sent the portrait to Gannibog, who sold it. Repeat as necessary.
You’re right, we should pick the Lady Vengeance clean as well. I’m sure she won’t mind. I’m sure they’re just portraits of her enslavers. She’ll be glad to be rid of them! Just like she’s delighted to be free of the extra weight of all those buckets and brooms I DID take.
All fun and games until something gets dirty.
“I’ll just sweep up this broken glass…wait, where’s my broom?”
Fortunately, I also took all the mugs I could find. THEY won’t need to be swept up! No sir.
Dude that’s genius, the stand next to the merchant trick! Imagine the look on the merchant’s face!
“And I reach behind your ear and voila! A picture of a man!”
“DUDE! Do it again!”
“Oh I couldn’t I just couldn’t or COULD I? POOF! ANOTHER picture of a man!”
“DUDE! THIS IS AMAZING!”
“And now I shall twirl and make it rain mugs!”
The ship is going to just be a place of filth and boredom. Think of that poor lizard that just wants to hire out Kevins. I talked to her and she was all “Whelp, seems you have a full crew.” Her ONE job. And watch: in your game she’ll skulk downstairs all “Well, guess that’s it for my involvement in the game. I’ll just chill with a beer and….shit. You took them? Fine. I’ll just play some solitaire and…..oh COME ON! You took all eleven decks? You even said ‘junk!’ when you picked it up! You couldn’t have left ONE behind? Fine. I’ll just go sweep and OH COME ON!!!!”
Yeah, that poor lizard is doomed to a life of boredom and ennui. I hope she has a steady supply of that drug lizards use to dream. She’s going to want to spend a lot of time sleeping.
Hm…how does THAT fit into your asylum theory?
How does what now fit?
Lizards taking drugs and having visions of the future.
Well I said the other day that there’s some addiction shit going on in this game for sure.
As for the rest….I’d love to answer but I can’t cuz my answer is totally linked to last nights Sebille shit.
Your question is a cruel irony.
Ha! I totally did that on purpose. “Cruel Irony” is Sebille’s motto.
Dude you couldn’t have twisted that knife with more precision if you’d tried. You are very much becoming your character.
As Lohse is a graying, insane jokester, I’ll let you make conclusions about me.
That…that’s eerie. Sweet Naked Zeus, the game IS reality!
I ain’t accepting anything merged with anything else until I start seeing some sorceresses.
I also just put a potato in a pot and it very much did not instantly turn into dinner.
We still have some work to do, here.
Hm…OK, we’re onto something, but we’re not all the way there yet.
Maybe try adding beer to the pot? Or tomato sauce? Or human flesh?
There’s bound to be a trial-and-error phase.
I’m fresh out of human flesh. I was going to go to the store, pick some up, but it’s so cold I can’t be bothered to leave the house. Best laid plans, and all that.
I could Prime it, I suppose, but I always feel so awkward making the drivers come out in weather like this.
Yeah…best not. Stick with beer and possibly tomatoes.
Where’s the fun in that?
I am, for realsies, making a dinner tonight that called for wild mushrooms so I bought the “chef’s blend” at the Whole Foods and it has some shit in there I’m not sure what it is. I’m hoping it heals me, or makes me invisible or something.
I should go and get some empty potion bottles, in case something good happens.
Yes! Always have those on hand!
I really hope it’s invisibility. That would make the weekend so much easier.
I’m still looking for that recipe too.
Wouldn’t that be great? Hear the kids fighting? Spouse is about to tell you to do something? Anything like that?
“Where’d dad go?” “I don’t know…..”
That would almost be worth what Whole Foods charges for mushrooms.