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Black Merchants guild
« on: May 25, 2013, 06:21:59 am »
So, an idea. In every chapter there is a black merchant - well, I don't know, if they are in 8, 9 and 10. But there isn't actualy a thing mentioned about them in the story. So i thought of a quest idea about them. This would be a quest in chapter seven. If you traded with every black merchant in chapters 1 - 7 and you paid at least a medium price every time, then in chapter 7 one of them approaches you and offers you a bussines proposition. He tells you that they are a secret organisation, but the Balgaron Police are after them and they have almost found their secret heaquarters. Police has captured one of them and they are about to interrogate him. You have now two options:

- You can agree to help them and rescue the informant, that means you have to kill some soldiers, and then maybe run away quickly, while others chase you. You also have to protect the informant. After you succeed, the black merchants cover your tracks, make it look like an accident, so that no one else suspects you. This path could be Fradz's idea.

- Or you can go and talk to the soldiers, which means you then have to find the black merchant headquarters and kill their leaders. This is a moral path and it could be Phodom's idea.

If you help the merchants, you lose lots of morality, but you will be able to trade with the merchants in chapters 8 - 10, and maybe they will set up a unique shop in chapter 7 or 8 (poisons, daggers, cloaks, that stuff - and maybe part of Fradz set, couse he's kind of a thief and murderer).

If you help the soldiers, there will be no more black merchants in the game, but you can choose one big reward, like armour, shield or sword - or part of Phodom Set, which would make sense becouse Phodom is the most moral character in the team.

I think this Idea makes sense, becouse it expands the world narration, and, most of all, it expands greatly the idea of negative and positive morality.

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Re: Black Merchants guild
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2013, 09:25:42 am »
I don't like the idea of something unique(like a part of the char's set) being lost with a choice, but besides that I really liked your idea :). Yes, the black merchants are really "put aside". Perphaps we should give them more importance ::)?
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Re: Black Merchants guild
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2013, 12:46:04 pm »
Yes importance should be given to black merchants, but not in that way. I mean even if item set's are replaced by some other items. Its not possible to show that phodom & galeoth Are involved in such crime. As we know Galeoth, phodom are high rank dragon slayers & are part of law. Killing soldiers is not gonna work I think. so another story should be there. & also new player will in confusion as they don't know what they are goin to get in upcoming chapters, also they are gonna get reward in different chapters & we are losing lots of gold & morality, which is not good. Maybe just a book or something else will be better. But expansion of black merchant thing is must !
« Last Edit: May 25, 2013, 12:48:01 pm by Ancient Mob »

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Re: Black Merchants guild
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2013, 08:05:58 am »
Well, you can do many things around the campaign which gives Phodom low morale, that includes killing some people and ignoring law and/or the honor and righteousness of a knight. About Galeoth...He doesn't need to know about it ::).
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Re: Black Merchants guild
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2013, 01:08:29 pm »
I only see this work if this just was Fradz's quest because Phodom wouldn't start to kill his own kingdom's soldiers. Even Fradz would not start to do such a thing without a very good reason.

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Re: Black Merchants guild
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2013, 10:17:24 am »
Money.

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Re: Black Merchants guild
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2013, 11:31:32 am »
Money.

THAT'S...so true :P. But no one of the heroes we have are that greedy. Fradz is very...unique, but he isn't greedy. The most greedy character(of the playable ones of course), in my opinion, is Phodom, but not even close to the point of killing soldiers and such.

BUT I still think it's a good idea. It's just that, a idea. You (Aero) can make adaptations of it. If you have liked it, that is.
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