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Will he have a "pet"?
« on: May 12, 2005, 03:55:55 PM »
Minsc had the incomparable Boo, after all, and though surely no critter can measure up to the example of the noble Miniature Giant Space Hamster, would Cailean have a familiar/companion animal/pet/whatever-they're-called-for-rangers?  Like a dog to help keep watch for those bounty hunters?  A hawk to scout?  Or might he not want to endanger an animal by putting it in harm's way?

Though if you can take the recent thread on what you did with your CHARNAME's familiars as any indication, maybe many players would want something you could stuff into a backpack.  Like Boo!  (Sort of.)

(Between seeing a guy on the train last night that looked rather like Cailean - modern clothes and no pointy ears, mind you - and playing with the Kidnapping of Boo quest from UB, I've been thinking about this lately. :) )

Edit: Forgot to add that I'd be leaning towards something like a hawk/falcon/whatever, which'd be neat but a very good "backpack rider" as well - assuming such a thing is possible.  Nice for scouting, then tuck it away for safety.  Any other ideas, or am I overlooking anything?
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Re: Will he have a "pet"?
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2005, 04:59:30 PM »
He's an archer. I don't think they have companions.
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Re: Will he have a "pet"?
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2005, 05:14:48 PM »
Well, rangers and other treehuggers are a good class for companions. They are after all mostly smelly looners who would without a companion probably start talking to their swords. :P
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Re: Will he have a "pet"?
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2005, 06:09:51 PM »
Heh, you've been talking to St. Jo, haven't you? :)  We've actually been discussing this but pretty much decided that if we've added one in, we'd do it in TOB and not in SOA.  He does have an unfinished banter somewhere where he talks about always wanting a familiar.
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Re: Will he have a "pet"?
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2005, 11:01:34 PM »
I want a puppy. I have several in real life, so it's only appropriate...:)
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Re: Will he have a "pet"?
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2005, 10:04:29 PM »
I believe Cailean should have a Northern Wild Spurgus as his familiar.
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Re: Will he have a "pet"?
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2005, 03:39:56 AM »
I believe Cailean should have a Northern Wild Spurgus as his familiar.

What about a gynorormous microscopic microbe - a five foot germ!!!
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Re: Will he have a "pet"?
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2005, 06:32:08 AM »
I believe Cailean should have a Northern Wild Spurgus as his familiar.

What about a gynorormous microscopic microbe - a five foot germ!!!

Although useful ("go give Irenicus the flu!"), a five foot germ is just too big to fit in a backpack.
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Re: Will he have a "pet"?
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2005, 07:21:14 AM »
I believe Cailean should have a Northern Wild Spurgus as his familiar.

I've seen pictures of the Northern Wild Spurgus and he is very cute, but what are his abilities?
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Re: Will he have a "pet"?
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2005, 08:01:14 AM »
I believe Cailean should have a Northern Wild Spurgus as his familiar.

I've seen pictures of the Northern Wild Spurgus and he is very cute, but what are his abilities?

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Re: Will he have a "pet"?
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2005, 08:15:16 AM »
Spurgus is a chick magnet, plus a Northern Wild Spurgus is resistant to cold and smowTM attacks.
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Re: Will he have a "pet"?
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2005, 08:25:46 AM »
Will Spurgus provide his own voicing?  And who will make his baldurized portrait?
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Re: Will he have a "pet"?
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2005, 05:10:49 PM »
All the abilities mentioned would suit him quite well, I think.  Now, you might think "That dog's totally overpowered!" but he's been nerfed a bit with his funky eyes.  You could simulate this in-game with a blindness effect of some sort.
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Re: Will he have a "pet"?
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2005, 06:23:59 PM »
A Spurgus pet would be very cool. :)

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Re: Will he have a "pet"?
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2005, 07:12:40 PM »
A Northern Wild Spurgus won't interfere with Cailean's bow, either, unless one of his abilities is perching on a shoulder or arm.
The question is, will he fit into a backpack?
I was wondering if something like the Jade Hound would work, to get around this difficulty. Only the animal would be active for longer than 3 minutes. I don't know. How would Cailean feel about a shrinking familiar? Would it be the same?
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Re: Will he have a "pet"?
« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2005, 01:34:48 PM »
Whats a Northern Wild Spurgus  ???

hehehe

But honestly now, I want to know

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Re: Will he have a "pet"?
« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2005, 01:47:48 PM »
Whats a Northern Wild Spurgus  ???

hehehe

But honestly now, I want to know

Spurgus is Ghreyfain's dog.  http://photo.pocketplane.net/slides/Spurgus.html (he won't, however, be Cailean's dog.)
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Re: Will he have a "pet"?
« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2005, 05:27:40 PM »
So Cailean is going to have a dog?
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Re: Will he have a "pet"?
« Reply #18 on: May 21, 2005, 08:34:06 PM »
So Cailean is going to have a dog?

Maybe.  Then again, maybe not.
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Re: Will he have a "pet"?
« Reply #19 on: May 22, 2005, 02:28:59 AM »
Tease!  :D
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