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Fazolt
09-21-2014, 03:51 AM
I'm wondering/hoping that Ekkil, even if the character refuses Onef's offer upon being seemingly betrayed by Ekkil, (or simply does not interact with Ekkil), will be present in some manner in TBS 2. I find him to be one of the more interesting characters in that he's entirely unpredictable (in a similar manner to Tryggvi, albeit a more mentally composed manner), and I'm curious as to whether or not he will make an appearance in TBS 2 even if A: The player doesn't meet him, but meets Onef, yet refuses Onef's offer, or B: Meets Ekkil and works with him, but refuses Onef's offer after being attacked by Ekkil's men. I think it would make for an especially interesting RP scenario if option B had been taken in TBS 1 by the player, and in TBS 2 Ekkil and the player confront each other again. The player would be meeting a character that they are disposed to believe betrayed them in TBS 1, and I believe it would make for a rather interesting encounter. As for option A I just hope that Ekkil will be in TBS 2 regardless of whether or not the character met him simply because I find him to be a pretty bad ass character.

Just my two cents, I want to know what other people think.

Aleonymous
09-21-2014, 04:01 AM
A question about something I don't recall so clearly: Is there any plot-line actually killing Ekkill in TBS1? Most of the plot-lines that come to mind "terminate" his relationship with Rook's caravan by either avoiding him, dismissing him or refusing his aid. If that's true, then Ekkill survives TBS1 in all possible plot lines, so we'll surely see more of him in the following parts, maybe with more "peppered" interactions :)

gripho
09-21-2014, 05:30 AM
Hmm... I think you can outright kill him when he catches up with you and Onef in chapter 4, but maybe I'm mistaken

Aleonymous
09-21-2014, 07:54 AM
About Ekkill actually dying, you seem to be right. Browsing through the game files, I found two explicit mentions of his death (both at Rook's hands):

1. When Ekkill approaches Rook's caravan fleeing Frostvellr, he indirectly asks to join the caravan. There's an option to kill him on the spot (https://writer.inklestudios.com/stories/fm6g) (notice how Alette strongly objects to this, and you have to confirm the action twice).

2. Somewhere later in Chapter 4 (or early 6), after you admit Onef & Ekkill to the caravan, Alette and Ekkill start getting closer, talking etc. Once she reveals that to her father (https://writer.inklestudios.com/stories/cxv9), there is an option where he gets mad and kills him (https://writer.inklestudios.com/stories/dp9h).

Note: Above, I supplied InkleWriter links. Just click on {Skip} to get the dialogue-tree going, and then select the options you like. There's always an option to start-over, to examine another option-tree.