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Darth Cryptic
07-02-2009, 09:24 AM
I'm working on a merchant mod to put a few little uti changed items and a set of new weapons into the game, and I want the merchant to be Griff Vao from K1. scripting is coming along, I've still got to get the right twi'lek male to spawn.

I'm having him spawn in the backpack room of the Nar Shadda docks flop house, and I want to have him (in the twi'lek speak) tell the PC and party a sob story about trying to find Mission, maybe spin it to cast Revan in a negative light. How Revan took Missy as a young and nubile concubine or something... And then turns around and tries to sell you her armband. Thing is I want a little more dialog then that. Have the PC press him a little and he'll spill what he's been up to for ten years, while trying to pay off his Exchange debt.

Which is where I need the help. I'm stumped for ideas on what he could have been doing.

Canderis
07-02-2009, 09:28 AM
You could have exchange bounty hunters come after him while he's talking, then he hides behind you and you have to kill them. Hows that?
EDIT: For what he has been doing he could have been trying to find revan and is somewhat obsessed with trying to find mission again and is trying to earn money to go search again. He could have escaped from being a slave to some hutt on slehyron to work in the arenas. He could have been disguised as a bounty hunter to steal from the exchange without detection.

gsusfrk
07-02-2009, 10:17 AM
Or maybe he used to be part of the Exchange, but abandoned it in order to find Mission? Then, if you agree to help him, you'll have to defend him against one, maybe several attacks by the Exchange or parties paid by the Exchange. This could work similarily with other groups that he left, such as a gang or something.

Trench
07-02-2009, 10:23 AM
Or other groups that he made mad. Griff wouldn't have the guts to join the Exchange, or any violent gangs. He would probably just "accidentally" cheat them out of some money and make a run for it.

Darth Cryptic
07-02-2009, 11:17 AM
Not quite up to adding my own side quest to the game, though i'll keep it in mind for down the road. Mainly cause if I do have him ask the Exile to help him find Miss, I'd have to tie in to the Sith/Jedi Revan thing back at the beginning so we can either have him find Miss (maybe on Dantooine) or .... or I have T3 inform them of what happened to her if he's in the party. damn, to bad I can't import some of the K1 sound files to add in for that bit, have him play a holo of either the Zalbar killing her fight, or something else if she survives.

VarsityPuppet
07-03-2009, 01:05 AM
I think you should keep it simple.

Just have Griff be a merchant, (probably on Nar Shaddaa) trying to make some monies. He could be on the docking bay apartments. You could buy stuff from him so he can get enough money to leave, or you could find him a ship to leave on (I believe there are a couple of pilots on Nar Shaddaa).

Alternatively, you could offer to give him a ride off-planet, but that would end in him leaving and him taking a large sum of money from you. As far as backstory, I think it'd be best if Griff was rather vague about it. He could mention some of what happened in K1, but very briefly, and of course calling Revan a jedi pimp.

(takes a deep breath) How does that sound?

Allronix
07-03-2009, 03:10 AM
Only problem - some of us play a female Revan. Of course, F!Revan could romance both Carth and Juhani, so it's plausible. Very disgusting, though. There could be other arguments other than sex Griff could use. (this is, after all, his baby sister, and most folks don't like to think of their baby sisters shagging). Maybe saying Revan promised grand adventures and lots of wealth and fame. If your Revan is LS, then Mission is probably the youngest recipient of a Cross of Glory.

You could blame Revan, but perhaps a better candidate to start blaming would be Zaalbar. Safer to blame a big Wookiee who isn't in much of a position or has much of an interest in arguing with you.

Oh, and if you have Canderous or T3 in your party? Oh, this could be rich...

VarsityPuppet
07-03-2009, 01:58 PM
OH yeah.. I forgot that Revan can possibly be a female.

Darth Cryptic
07-03-2009, 02:05 PM
I think i've phrased things vage enough so far that there won't be the gender issue with Revan.

Qui-Gon Glenn
07-04-2009, 04:22 PM
I would like to discuss a few ideas with you regarding this mod.... if you have the time, please PM me!