Who is your favorite exile?

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AuthorTopic: Who is your favorite exile?
Apprentice
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This applies to all 3 Exile games.

[ Monday, October 18, 2004 18:02: Message edited by: Prazac ]

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Patrick. He was obviously jealous of Erica, Solberg and the more powerful wizards, but still did all he could for Exile. And he even managed to live the good life, with his wife. I think he is one of the more intriguing personalities in Exile.

Of course, if you'd get to choose from all the Exiles, I'd say Nance and Elspeth. They're not deep or anything like that, but they give the whole Exile thing a human face. They hang around from the beginning to the end, and their fates impersonate that of Exile's. Their characters are thin as paper, and still they somehow manage to change during the trilogy.

Of course, there are many other characters that also hang along. But Nance and Elspeth are still... the most human. The innocent. Those who suffer. Those who flee the war rather than go kicking Empire arse. Those who get separated and reunited. Those who actually live their lives. It's hard to explain, but I don't think I've found anything similar to them in other games.

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.... Actually, if you're going to mark on those standards, Gypsy. She risked everything for her music by sneaking up onto the surface.
Posts: 1487 | Registered: Sunday, February 10 2002 08:00
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Well, Erika's an obvious choice. I chose Patrick because I like that his tower is a center for magical (and quasi-scientific) inquiry.

Of all the Exiles, though — or Avernites, really, seeing as how I never played the Exile Trilogy — I like Rita (the researcher in Patrick's Tower), Elspeth (of Cotra in A1 and I forget where in A2), and, well, can't think of others right now, but a few others. Probably at least one in Dharmon (head priest of that temple, maybe) and one in the Formello region, a smith up in that fort, maybe.

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Posts: 7968 | Registered: Saturday, February 28 2004 08:00
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Ah, just as long as no one puts Linda
Solberg for me out that list but I would have picked Scab- His story is even less fully explained than Elspeth/Nance but like Gypsy and the other two shows up in all three and manages to do Exile a good turn without meaning to.
Elspeth is in Silvar in E2 and in New Cotra I think in E3

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Posts: 564 | Registered: Wednesday, April 14 2004 07:00
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I say Mortrax. He's a kick butt dragon who's survived many attacks and has some pet cats. His treasure horde's awesome too. And how could you forget his army of golems?

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Posts: 1287 | Registered: Thursday, August 14 2003 07:00
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Anaximander (that's how you spell it).

Just because he's so interested in all of your 'reports'. :P

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Well, if it applies to all 3 exile games you forgot quite a few important NPC's, I go with Rhentar-Ihrno...

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Posts: 53 | Registered: Wednesday, October 13 2004 07:00
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I am rather fond of Anaximander, although mostly, I admit, because of his hidden dialogue in the game's resource strings.

I've never understood why people's favorite is Rentar-Ihrno. She is quite popular, but other than that she has greater magical power than just about anyone else in the world, I don't understand what makes her exceptional in the slightest. She is rather one-dimensional, personality-wise.

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Posts: 7968 | Registered: Saturday, February 28 2004 08:00
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quote:
Originally written by Kelandon:

I've never understood why people's favorite is Rentar-Ihrno. She is quite popular, but other than that she has greater magical power than just about anyone else in the world, I don't understand what makes her exceptional in the slightest. She is rather one-dimensional, personality-wise.
Well, as I see it, I don't need any other reason then she does have greater magical power than ANYONE...
And the fact that she's Vahnatai really helps.
She is quite uninteresting personality wise, but thats ok, because if you can create a horde of Alien Beasts, you don't need to have a personality...

EDIT: Then again, I notice this post is about Exiles, not subterrainean creatures, so I would have to go with the third bandit on the left when you enter the Bandit's Lair from E3 (the ones who stole the crystal) yea... That guy was cool...

[ Tuesday, October 19, 2004 20:27: Message edited by: Rabid Pigs Eating A Wolf ]

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Posts: 53 | Registered: Wednesday, October 13 2004 07:00
Law Bringer
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Hello, Motrax was never exiled by the Empire! :P At least if you think short-term; I heard the Dragons were driven underground centuries before.

There are plenty of NPCs that struck me as likable. Erika is one of them, at least as much for inspiring sympathy for her curse as for that vengeful personality. Micah is a nice person too, and with a lot of wisdom.

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Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Warrior
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quote:
Originally written by Let's all be Elves and also Spam:

Hello, Motrax was never exiled by the Empire! :P At least if you think short-term; I heard the Dragons were driven underground centuries before.
Hello, like totally, If they were driven underground then by who? Probably the Empire. Same concept. Besides that he's the best choice, all the Exiles sucked anyways.

BTW: Who cares?

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Posts: 53 | Registered: Wednesday, October 13 2004 07:00
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Motrax, for a number of reasons.

-Cats are cool.

-Salamanders are explosive, and explosions are cool.

-He's got good loot.
Posts: 262 | Registered: Thursday, November 11 2004 08:00
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If I had to choose a dragon to pick it would not be Motrax. I think that I would go with Athron, as she always seems the most well, interesting of the four. In interest the dragons go Athron, Sulfras, Pyrog, and the Motrax for me, while in loot the Death Spear of Athron, and the mace and armour of sulfras are almost as nice as Scrioth. The only dragon who's loot totally sucks is Pyrog. Is he the weakest?

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Posts: 564 | Registered: Wednesday, April 14 2004 07:00
Law Bringer
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How could you forget Khoth? He's one of the more memorable dragons.

—Alorael, who agrees that Pyrog wasn't as much of a challenge as other dragons. His giant hordes don't add much, either.
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Motrax all the way. Dragons were the dominant underground species anyways. Even though he portrays weakness by helping out humans, there werent any other dragon choices. :(

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Posts: 394 | Registered: Saturday, November 20 2004 08:00
Agent
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Think about it. Would you rather talk to a dragon that dosen't like you and looks like they are going to eat you, or a old dragon that can't fight and has cats?

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Shock Trooper
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Cats are awesome, therefore Motrax is likewise awesome.

Really quite simple, no?
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Warrior
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I like Solberg the most.

In E2, he is the one who tells you how to beat Garzard's magical defenses.

Also, his familiar (talking cat) Cheeseball is cool.

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Posts: 77 | Registered: Tuesday, May 6 2003 07:00
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My vote goes to Linda the brave (and a misunderstood blundermaker)

Sorry M's Provoc. I wish Elspeth was on the list for not so obvious reasons and Oh Rose, who ordered lots of beer for herself.

Nobody seems to like King Micah.
Hmm... his gloves were alright though.

[ Sunday, February 27, 2005 20:33: Message edited by: whitenightever ]
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my personal favorite is (i forget name) teh lady who was 'studying' Motrax, but then moves to Fort Emergence for an appearance in E3.
On Erika, while I have not played E1 except for the demo, I feel she is rather pointless, except as a deus ex machina, and has no real personality other than 'kill empire'.

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Posts: 31 | Registered: Sunday, February 13 2005 08:00
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quote:
Originally written by TakenName:

teh lady who was 'studying' Motrax
I really hope you are not trying to imply anything unsavoury with those quotation marks.

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Law Bringer
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She is pretty distracted by Ko...

—Alorael, who likes the extremely, overwhelmingly pessimistic and depressed man banished for his negativity. He's in either Blosk or Dharmon.
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Shaper
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There are a couple I like.
The lady in Formmello (E2) who tells you where you can find 'that fat bastard's' mushroom patch. Hmmmm.... any-one else think its a bit suspicious?
Also, I really enjoyed talking to Levy the fool, alothough i would not like to meet him. I think the Evil Acolyte that is freindly in Gebra or whatever near Libras in E3 is good.

[ Tuesday, March 01, 2005 21:11: Message edited by: The Sprung Spring ]

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quote:
Originally written by Thuryl:

quote:
Originally written by TakenName:

teh lady who was 'studying' Motrax
I really hope you are not trying to imply anything unsavoury with those quotation marks.

No, simply that she was not studying him, but learning from, rather.

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