Gathering information about Scepter of Fire Campaign

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Re: Gathering information about Scepter of Fire Campaign

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I don't see anywhere in the current text where Glildur hires dwarves. He sees a large number of dwarves, and when it turns out to be two factions who are fighting each other, says "How about this — we defeat these crazed cave-dwellers, then you keep the spoils and their territory, and we keep the ruby?"

The territory is caves, so wouldn't interest an elf anyway, and the spoils will be lying on the ground in Shorbear's own territory.
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If the lich-eye potion is still in LoW, then I think the evil in Landar is trying to get the ruby, which would suggest Landar trusts Glildur to get it. In #7382 (latest comment), I suggested a bad ending if the player tries to have Kalenz kill Landar to stop LoW's Costly Revenge - Landar wins, unites the elves, and then brings an army strong enough to get the ruby in SoF S5 or S6.
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Re: Gathering information about Scepter of Fire Campaign

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octalot wrote: September 14th, 2023, 1:55 pm I don't see anywhere in the current text where Glildur hires dwarves. He sees a large number of dwarves, and when it turns out to be two factions who are fighting each other, says "How about this — we defeat these crazed cave-dwellers, then you keep the spoils and their territory, and we keep the ruby?"

The territory is caves, so wouldn't interest an elf anyway, and the spoils will be lying on the ground in Shorbear's own territory.
non-canon idea with spoilers for LoW
If the lich-eye potion is still in LoW, then I think the evil in Landar is trying to get the ruby, which would suggest Landar trusts Glildur to get it. In #7382 (latest comment), I suggested a bad ending if the player tries to have Kalenz kill Landar to stop LoW's Costly Revenge - Landar wins, unites the elves, and then brings an army strong enough to get the ruby in SoF S5 or S6.
The elves go after the dwarves and it says:

message= _ "It must be one of those Surghan mercenaries. I’ll bet those elves have hired more of them. That’s bad news for us, for they’ll go as fast in caves as we do."
"He's quite friendly when you get to know him." --Lif The Goblin (Translated)
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Re: Gathering information about Scepter of Fire Campaign

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So I have a few questions about this project.

Question #1: If I followed holypaladin's idea of cutting the reaching the rune crafter mission and add what I've mentioned, would the changes be better off in a plugin and then after testing merged into maneline or what.

Question #2: I've seen mentions on the Github repos off text locks and deadlines. Is there a feature freeze for a new release coming up? If so is it better for me to hurry/put this project on hold and which one? It wouldn't be hurry per say as rearrange some of my projects.
"He's quite friendly when you get to know him." --Lif The Goblin (Translated)
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Re: Gathering information about Scepter of Fire Campaign

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I just had another idea. The description for Scepter of Fire starts with the lines of a poem. Is there more to that poem, I think it would be an interesting addition to the story.

Another question: This story's narrator is supposed to be a dwarf storyteller telling the story to a hushed audience in some cozy hall deep underground, right?
"He's quite friendly when you get to know him." --Lif The Goblin (Translated)
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