Less Generic NPC Project

About the LGNPC mods:

The Less Generic NPC project, or LGNPC for short is a mod that aims to replace all the repetitive Morrowind dialogue with more interesting and engaging conversations. We want each NPC in every town, village, or camp to have his or her own personality and back story. We have decided to approach this mod town by town, and release each one when it is finished.

We hope to ultimately replace the dialogue for every NPC on Vvardenfell, and so far we have completed six towns and a big city. The big city we are talking about is Ald’ruhn, the main headquarters of House Redoran. It is actually the largest single mod we will release, since we are going to do Vivec one canton at a time. This plugin is the biggest Morrowind dialogue mod ever released, containing over 3000 responses for 250 topics, which is equivalent to more than 500 MSWord pages. Moreover, it has 30 quests for you to enjoy. To learn more about its other features, visit the downloads page and get the mod, which is packed into a small 250KB archive, not being a problem for the slowest connections out there. Our latest mod, Tel Mora, is much less fluffy than Pelagiad, as you might expect from a lonely Telvanni settlement on a wind-swept coast. This time around you’re even more likely to encounter… not very sane people, but can you blame them living in a women-only town?

We have aimed to preserve the Morrowind dialogue feel with each of our NPCs, so you can rest assured none of them will tell you their new DVD player is cool. We plan to release merged mods for each region when it is done, and eventually a single mod for all of Vvardenfell. Many NPCs in the towns we replaced now have branching dialogue, as well as completely unique responses to countless topics. Any NPC that is part of a quest still functions as before, but has unique dialogue. For example, you can still rescue Madura for the Imperial Legion despite the Ald Velothi mod, and you can still get quests from the new Neminda in the Ald’ruhn mod.

Many NPCs also have quests attached. We do not like over-powering rewards, so some of those include healing scrolls, jewelry, a small house in Maar Gan, alchemy knowledge, reputation, and miscellaneous artifacts, all balanced with the quests they are gained from. In addition to that, some new quests are intertwined with the old ones, and of course the old ones are always taken into account when each NPC is written.

The LGNPC Series was inspired by the original Less Generic NPC Project: Seyda Neen, created by Joe Stevens.

My contributions to the project:

  • LGNPC Ald’ruhn (beta testing/proof-reading)
  • LGNPC Pelagiad (I wrote dialogue for Ladia Flarugrius and Kunthar, and Nels Llendo)
  • LGNPC Tel Mora (I wrote dialogue for Borwen and Nanine)
  • LGNPC Vivec FQ (I wrote dialogue for Devas Irano and Urven Davor)
  • LGNPC Ebonheart (I was down to do the Duke, but not sure whether I did or what happened with that)

Download the LGNPC mods here, plus “unofficial” contributions LGNPC Tribunal (I wrote Barenziah) and LGNPC Nerevarine (no contribution).

“It’s all very well to be deposited in the middle of the Vivec Mages Guild if I am visiting my second cousin, the potion-maker, but it’s a real nuisance to visit the Temple Library without paying more than my weight in gold to the gondoliers”. – Ladia Flarugrius, Pelagiad

“Heh heh… I’m not really one to gossip. I’ve heard a few rumors, mostly about me, but I’ll hold my tongue. Wouldn’t be fair to the ladies.”
– Kunthar, Pelagiad

“I think, to be honest, I used to enjoy robbing rich people. I used to like the expression of terror on their faces. The indignation. How dare I, a mere commoner, deprive them of their ill-gotten gains!”
– Nels Lendo, Pelagiad

“I’ve been a gondolier for… oh… about sixty years now. Since before this was like it is now. Hah! I remember when they built the place. Well, this bit, anyway. I had that Vedam Dren in the back the other day…off to some official opening. He’s alright, actually. Didn’t say much. Good tipper. Can’t say the same for his brother though, sad to say. Here, you’re not one of them Camonna types are you? Sorry, always shooting my mouth off. Didn’t mean to cause no offence, like.” – Devas Irano, Vivec

“Great. Another outlander. They let anyone in these days.”
– Urven Davor, Vivec

“I’m Ralen. Not that you care. Why are you even bothering to ask me? That is it’s not like I mean anything to anyone. I’m just ‘fix-this-Ralen’ to them. Well, I’m sick of it, I tell you. I just sit here all day, banging that master’s hammer of mine, when all I want to do is be outside fishing. Is that too much to ask? But, no – my father tells me that I am going to be a smith …” – Rael Tilvur, Vivec

“What do you mean? Of course I’m Dunmer. You’re thinking that just because my skin is this color, I’m not Dunmer? It’s because I was becoming too powerful. They – they captured me – and they dyed me this color – all over! You do believe me, don’t you?” – Borwen, Tel Mora

“The sort of magic in other House cities is so much more subtle and mundane – it takes the romance out of it, I think.” – Nanine, Tel Mora

“To be venerated is to bear a great burden, as well as a great blessing. Your role, more than to serve your country in any way you can, is to wear your achievements with the dignity of one who understands their cost.” – Barenziah

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