Cemetery - Proposed Quests

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Cemetery - Proposed Quests

Post by John P » Sat May 23, 2009 3:43 am

(note: the following 2 proposed quests make more sense if you have read the proposed back story here: http://forums.themanaworld.org/viewtopi ... =13&t=6852 )

Cemetery Quest – The Caretaker

NPC: The Caretaker - was inadvertently bound by the curse set by the magicians. He had not wanted to leave the grave site of his recently deceased wife, and had not been aware of the magicians' plan. He now watches as she wanders as one of the undead. He protects her from being killed by the many warriors who come to fight the reanimated horde.

Quest: The Caretaker gives warriors letters to return to his daughter in (Port City/Hurnscald/Farming Village). When you give the letter to his daughter, she explains that she is one of many who believes that the repeated killing of the creatures diminishes their mana supply. She recruits you to help in killing undead creatures and to prove your allegience to the cause by bringing back [x number of items] dropped by [which ever undead creature(s)]

Reward: When completed, she vows to enhance your reputation with [Whatever group] of whom her step father is a high-ranking member. ***This translates as X number of experience points.

NPC: The Caretaker's daughter – Raised by her uncle after her father was trapped within the cemetery. Her uncle is a high ranking member of [Whatever group]. Before you bring her The Caretaker's letter, she will recruit you still and pay money for X number of [undead item]. She will only provide the experience once (and only after you give her the letter), but then you can return to getting money for the undead items.
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Re: Cemetery - Proposed Quests

Post by John P » Sat May 23, 2009 4:02 am

Cemetery Quest – The Fighters of the Undead

NPCs: A group of [3] warriors, resting in an area of the cemetery (or guarding, or just standing around, or animated fighting). They come every day to kill the undead, because they also believe that killing them depletes their mana. They will each have a story as to why they are so dedicated to the cause. 1: Believes the creatures are holding the souls of men, one of which was his father. 2: Son of the Caretaker who hopes to one day free his father. 3: Just wants to be sure the creatures never escape. His mother, an onlooker when the mages cast the spell, was killed when the creatures rose and does not wish to see them ever kill innocent people again. One of these NPCs can tell the back story of the cemetery.

Quest: To Kill Sir Truk Dermish, boss monster of the cemetery.
One of the fighters tells you of the incredible strength of Truk and that many warriors have fought and lost against the old hero. The NPCs claim to fight him constantly but he always forces their retreat. Since he was the target of the magicians' spell, they believe he not only has the highest concentration of mana held within him, but further than his mana feeds the mana of the other creatures.

Reward: Return to the warriors with proof that you killed Truk (something he drops – for realism hopefully it is something that he has a lot of or he respawns*). They will give you your reward**

*Options for drop:
Some body part that regrows when Truk reanimates
Some piece of treasure that Truk has tons of from warriors he has killed – perhaps Warrior Guild Amulet
Truk is known to carry a bag of something from his journeys, you take one of [whatever] from his bag

**Options for reward:
Object that Truk drops can become an amulet that does something (increases heal rate?)
Experience for reputation with warrior guild
Money (maybe they made bet with you that you couldn't kill him)
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Re: Cemetery - Proposed Quests

Post by Crush » Sat May 23, 2009 8:29 pm

Sounds good to me. Who is going to write the scripts?
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Re: Cemetery - Proposed Quests

Post by John P » Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:31 pm

If nobody has started NPC scripts yet, to any willing to script I have some dialogue written that can be used. PM me if you want it, or maybe I will just post it here later
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Re: Cemetery - Proposed Quests

Post by Enchilado! » Sun Aug 09, 2009 2:42 pm

Is it possible for a map-transition tile to take you to a different map after something has happened? If not, it could be an NPC... anyway, you only go to Truk Dermish if you haven't killed him... if that would work. Otherwise, you go to an empty room with no one in it.

~or something...
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Re: Cemetery - Proposed Quests

Post by Habari » Thu Sep 10, 2009 2:49 pm

Code: Select all

// Warrior 1
new_MAP NAME HERE ,X,X,X     script  warrior1        XXX,{
	mes "Get out of here , stranger this is a dangerous place for kids!!";
	next;
	menu
		"Really , why??", L_why,
		"Ok , bye then", close;

L_why:
	
	mes "This Creatures steal souls , they trapped my father!";
	close;

}

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// Warrior 2
new_MAP NAME HERE ,X,X,X     script  warrior2        XXX,{
	mes "I Will free my father i swear!!";
        close;

}

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// Warrior 3
new_MAP NAME HERE ,X,X,X     script  warrior3        XXX,{
	mes "They will Never kill an innocent person again , not like my mother!!";
	next;
        mes "hey , do you want something?";
	menu
		"May i help you ?", L_help,
                " i brought the amulet " , L_reward ,
		"Not at all , sorry", close;

L_help:
	
	mes "You must be joking , i bet you cant kill Sir Truck Dermish!";
        menu
		"Sir whom?", L_whom,
		"MuM im Scared", close;
L_whom :
mes "He has so much Mana he even gives mana to evil creatures round him , you must be crazy";
next;
mes " but hey if you do kill him , nex time we talk (which i doubt we will) , bring me the amulet he stole";
next;
mes " it will be the proof of our bet , ok?";
next;
menu 
     "ok , bye" , close;
     "Please Help me , i dont want to die !" , close;

L_reward : 

	if (countitem(XXX) >  0 ) goto L_bring;
      mes " you , filthy little liar , i cant see that amulet , out of my way ";
      close;

L_bring :
mes " wow , you have guts you " ;
next;
mes " i did promise , here its yours " ;
delitem XXX, 1;
getitem XXX, 1;
close;

}
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Re: Cemetery - Proposed Quests

Post by Habari » Thu Sep 10, 2009 3:05 pm

I Havent test it , dont guarantee it works , im just a newbie at scripting , but just have a look at them ,
they are a nice start for the warriors quest.

Edit: change the X's in code , whenever the graphics are implemented
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Re: Cemetery - Proposed Quests

Post by Viscous Viscera » Sun Sep 13, 2009 5:59 pm

Quests? I can give you some of that!
Put an abandoned church where there are skulls/scorpions/snakes...
And a priest NPC in the end...
The priest needs to get out and needs to be sheilded.
WALLAH!? BETSANCIFICIATION!
Then he thanks you.. and then gives you the following ingredients to bring
-10 iron ore (For the metallic shaft)
-20 raw log (For the wooden head)
- 10 dark crystals (Empowering!!)
- 1 leather patch (For the grip)
Then he makes a nice staff for your magic needs... also +XXX attack (should be high since magicians don't really put anything to str). ALSO!!
>> This staff can not be used under 60 int... otherwise warriors will go on exploiting it
>> +100 magic attack... swords are like that for melee... why not staffs for magic? This way people will be able to put "something" to other stats?
How's the idea?
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Re: Cemetery - Proposed Quests

Post by Crush » Sun Sep 13, 2009 6:10 pm

The scripts for the cemetery quests are mostly finished by now.
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