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Mod Information
« on: July 23, 2012, 05:39:25 PM »
DESCRIPTION:
This mod adds the majority of NPCs from BG1 into BG2 SoA&ToB. They have new banters and interjections and a few of them have encounters and quests as well. The mod is broken down into different components, allowing for easy mixing and matching with other mods that may also add NPCs from BG1.
Additionally, you will be able to visit a new city area, the luxurious Water Gardens, where all the rich and famous of Athkatla go to unwind.
Note! All the inhabitants of the Water Gardens have hundreds and thousands of lines of dialogue, and these lines will change with each new conversation. What's more - during the day and at night, the dialogues can also differ, so you can talk to every resident in the area many times at different times and enjoy many different lines! And in the mansion of Lady Goldsword, parties are held in the evening and at night, and guests come there!
The mod also includes improved portraits of the main NPCs.

COMPATIBILITY:
The mod is compatible with BG2, BG2: EE, BGT and EET.
This mod must be installed AFTER other NPC mods containing the same NPCs - in which case they will simply be skipped, but all the rest of the content of this mod will be available! In that way, you can still install Kulyok's Xan or Lava's Quayle and still enjoy the rest of the mod. For example, if a player were to have other version of Quayle installed and he tried to install the component 'Gnomes is the City: Tiax and Quayle', installer would skip over Smiling Imp's Quayle. Thus, Tiax from this mod and Lava's Quayle would appear in the game.
Also compatible with the "The Darkest Day" mod - but on "classic" (non-EE) version of game "BG1 NPCs for SoA & ToB" must be installed AFTER "TDD" mod, in this case two identical NPCs will not appear in the game.
 
NOTE:
Not all NPCs have the same amount of text. Shar-Teel has the most text (over 1500 lines), Garrick (about 1200 lines), Tiax - about 1000 lines.
Coran and Safana, Xzar and Montaron have about 800 lines for each. With Montaron, the female protagonist also has the opportunity to have a romance (although, according to the author, this is more of a parody of a bad relationship than a romance in the usual sense of the word).
The other NPCs have a little less text (500-600 lines each).
In addition, the mod contains a lot (about 2000 lines) of lines of dialogue of different characters in the new area of Athkatla - Water Gardens.
There are also three components that have not been completed (Kivan, Xan and Dynaheir), they are separated from the main installation into a separate group.

NPC LOCATIONS:
Kagain can be found near the Dragon Restaurant in Waukeen's Promenade. He can join the party, but at this point is mostly a store mod.
Xzar and Montaron will be found at Xzar's home after the whole episode with Lucette is over. Montaron has an encounter in the sewers. Xzar has a quest that begins near the water in the Bridge District.
Tiax will be found outside the circus in Waukeen's Promenade. Quayle will sneakily join your party when all his dialog options are up. This component expands the circus quest, making it more fun and difficult and adding a new area. This also adds Oswald and Maralie Fiddlebender from Icewind Dale. Both are located in/near the Jansen home.
Shar-Teel can be found by the Battle Pits in the Copper Coronet. if you talk to Caratacus at the Blue Unicorn (The new tavern in Water Gardens) with her in the party, you will be able to enter the battle put league and have a chance to fight the legendary gladiators of Hillsfar.
Coran and Safana can be found in the temple in the slums after the Lanfear encounter. Safana must have been killed, but you must keep Coran alive for them to be there. They have an encounter in Waukeen's Promenade if you have them together. Safana also has a a encounter if you bring her with you in the docks.
Skie and Yeslick can be found in the Bridge District. It seems that daddy has finally cut her off and she is trying to recruit Yeslick into her new merchant guild. If you have Skie in your party in the graveyard at night, you will have an encounter with Eldoth.
Garrick will be found at the Sea's Bounty after the Cyrando episode. He will have quite the story to tell you. He has an encount with Silke in the Five Flagoons.
Branwen can be found in the Temple District, fresh from teaching another tutorial. If you bring her with you to the sewers, you will have an encounter with an old foe from Baldur's Gate 1.
Alora can be found in the Weaponsmith Shop at Waukeen's Promenade.
Faldorn will meet the player in two different locations depending on how the fight with Trademeet ended. If the player sided with her, then Faldorn will wait for him at the Druid Grove after completing her quest. If the player chose the standard option and defeated Faldorn, then the player will meet the player later in the forest near the abandoned temple.
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Re: Mod Information
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2012, 02:02:21 PM »
Here is a list of the quests and encounters that this mod offers

Component "Water Gardens. New Athkatla's district & new quests" (area and quests available by default, regardless of the presence of the NPCs in the group):
1) Elminster Quest - A crafty imp has stolen Elminster's ring. Too busy to retrieve it himself, he asks you to lend a hand. Quest begins at Lady Goldsword's villa in the Water Gardens.
2) Volo Quest - Volo will ask you for a favor. Quest begins at Lady Goldsword's villa in the Water Gardens.
3) Help Lady Jwennilyn - Lady Jwennilyn is having problems with a wizard that is keeping her from closing a business deal. Take the Wizard out of the picture.
4) Lady Heloise and Uncle Fulbert Saga - Will Uncle Fulbert let Lady Heloise be with her true love? Perhaps you could help.
5) Dran Draggore - The Lord of the Undead, the top boss from Eye of the Beholder 2 has his eye fixed on Athkatla. Can you save the city?
6) Slythe and Krystin Encounter - Some villains from the past return to cause you more trouble.
7) Book Delivery - Deliver a book for the owner of the Blue Unicorn, a new inn/tavern found in the Water Gardens
8 ) Black Lotus - involve yourself in Athkatla's shady underworld. Quest starts after meeting Banon at the gates.
9) An auction held at Lady Goldsword's mansion in Water Gardens, where player would have a one time chance to land precious artifacts for himself and his companions (idea by Smiling Imp, texts by Jericho2, proofread by Sarevok57, coding by Austin). In total, 11 sketches were written, mostly humorous - a total of almost 1000 new lines!
The auction will become available after Lady Goldsword's main quest is completed and after that, 500 seconds of real time will elapse. Every day there will be new scenes, if the player has the required amount of money, and for some scenes, you also need to have certain NPCs in the group - Minsc, Korgan, HaerDalis, etc. If you have Minsc in the group, you will be able to get the legendary platinum pantaloons, and many nobles throughout the city will comment on this (in the Water Gardens area, the Government area and the Bridge area). And if these pantaloons remain with you until the end of the game, then in the chapter 6 in Athkatla you will find an additional small scene.
10) New NPC - Deekin, cobold bard from NWN!

Shar-Teel component:
1) Dispatching a Rival Promoter - A gladiator promoter will want to hire you to dispatch a rival. Can be found in the Battle Pits of the Copper Coronet.
2) Reclaiming a Sacred Item - Recover a sacred object for a vistor from another world. Quest begins at the Battle Pits of the Copper Coronet
3) Battle Pit - Fight through a series a tough fights until you have the privilege to challenge the best gladiators in Hillsfar!

"Xzar and Monty: Murder Mysteries" component:
1) Help Xzar solve the mystery of who drowned the missing girl. This quest begins in the Bridge District, near the water.
2) Zoran Encounter - Montaron has run afoul of a group of thieves. This encounter happens in the sewers when Montaron is in your party.
3) Montaron romance (with female protagonist any race)

"Coran & Safana Chronicles" component:
1) Lanfear's plead for help - After meeting her doom. This villain learned the error of her ways and now needs Coran's help to save the forest from two ancient dragons.
2) Yago ecounter - If you have both Coran and Safana in your party, you might run into this villain from Baldur's Gate 1 in Waukeen's Promenade.
3) Revenge of the Water Demons - If you have Safana along with you in the docks near the water, chances are you will have an encounter with these devils of the deep.
4) Coran-Safana romance - if both are in the party

Garrick component:
1) Garrick is missing! Who could have kidnapped him and why? (quest by Alisia & Austin)
2) Silke Encounter - If you have Garrick in the party and visit the upper floor of the Five Flagons, you will meet Silke, who is out for revenge.
3) Garrick-Nalia romance

"Gnomes is the City: Tiax & Quayle" component:
1) Expanded Circus Quest - If you add the Tiax component, the circus quest in Waukeen's Promenade will have an added area with an ultimate challenge!
2) Selling the Airship - Help Oswald Fiddlebender get his airship after it was impounded.
3) Tiax in this component has a lot of text and interjections throughout the game, funny texts, an epilogue, special big dialogue when meeting with Cyric in ToB, banters with all the NPCs in the game (including a small line of friendly banters with Neera), and many of his lines are voiced! Very recommended!

Yeslick component:
Bolbek Orothiar Encounter - Meet one of Yeslick's long lost clan members at the City Gates and he will give you a special mission.

Branwen component:
Tranzig Encounter - A certain wizard from your past has not had enough. This encounter happens in the sewers

"Faldorn: New Leaf" component:
This component allows you to side with Faldorn in the fight against Trademeet, and in two different ways - either attack the city with the Shadow Druids, or (which is more fun) arrange a blockade of the city. As a result, the druids will send many stray dogs to the city,, and the residents will have dozens of funny comments :)
In any case, the player will also have the opportunity to join Faldorn to the party after that and see how she will cope with the consequences of her actions.

Skie & Eldoth component:
Eldoth is back! - If you have Skie Silvershield in your party, Eldoth will appear in the graveyard. Is he there to help you or lead you into a trap?

"Kagain's Corner" component
Kagain has opened his shop on the Waukeen Promenade! He can also join your party if you convince him!
This component includes two subcomponent options, from which you must choose one.
When installing the first version of the component, various crazy and strange things will be sold in the Kagain store (WARNING! Many of these things can upset the balance in the game!)
When installing the second version of the component, ordinary items will be sold in the Kagain store, which in no way affect the balance and lore of the game (RECOMMENDED!)

Shar-Teel, Yeslick, Garrick, Branwen, Skie & Eldoth (ToB component):
1) New quest in Amkethran that involves an imp. Helping imps always comes at a price.
2) Battle with the Seven Sisters of Shar in ToB! Not the kind of girls you take home to mom.
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Re: Mod Information
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2012, 12:46:33 AM »
New Throne of Bhaal Content!


Because every Fire Giant deserves to have a pet Basilisk.





The Seven Sisters of Shar! Not the kind of girls you take home to mom.






All my bravest play testers have ripped out their eyes and run from the room in terror after watching their strongest parties get slashed to bits by the sisters. Do you have the courage to face them?  

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Re: Mod Information
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2012, 02:41:20 PM »
New Throne of Bhaal Content!


New quest in Amkethran that involves an imp. Is it a smiling imp? You will have to find out.






Think you are going back to the pocket plane to gather supplies and rest? Think again!







Helping imps always comes at a price.