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Old September 30th, 2007   #1
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Lareth's Diary

After i disposed of lareth i found his diary inside his quarters in the moathouse but i can't open it, every time i try just says find an expert. I don't have a playable rogue in my party ( which i assume is the only one who would have a shot at opening it) only an npc rogue which does not get the same option to attempt to open the book.
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Old September 30th, 2007   #2
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Re: Lareth's Diary

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After i disposed of lareth i found his diary inside his quarters in the moathouse but i can't open it, every time i try just says find an expert. I don't have a playable rogue in my party ( which i assume is the only one who would have a shot at opening it) only an npc rogue which does not get the same option to attempt to open the book.
Since I wrote this code, I guess I will answer this.

You can open it with any decent rogue in your party, or maybe even a bard if you cast some buff spells on them first.

Or I believe you can take the book to a rogue that isn't in your party and pay them to open it. If I remember right I made it so Furlong (spelling?) in the tavern can open it for a price. Even if Furlong is in your party you should be able to talk to him about it. I added some conversations between your party and NPCs, just use the talk icon and then select them.

Also, if you can't open the book then it won't rally matter in the end.

I haven't looked at his in several years, but that is how I remember it.

- Livonya

(Edit -- Also, I am not sure if anyone involved with CO8 changed what I did. So it may have been changed, but that is how I remember scripting it).

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Old September 30th, 2007   #3
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Re: Lareth's Diary

AFAIK, that's the way you can do it, and no one has changed it after you.
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Old September 30th, 2007   #4
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Re: Lareth's Diary

the rogue's name is Furnok IIRC
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Old October 1st, 2007   #5
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Re: Lareth's Diary

well fornuck is dead thanks to hill giant in emeirdy fields so not sure if there is anyone else who can open it
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Old October 1st, 2007   #6
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Re: Lareth's Diary

We should probably script alternatives, like bashing it open with a hammer/pick (perhaps damaging it to some extent, but still giving you the map to Nulb).
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Old October 1st, 2007   #7
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The leather worker and jeweller have dialouge that gives you the Nulb map. It shows up when you go to sell your loot. The diary isn't necessary.

p.s. Don't sell Lareth's boots to anyone but Rannos/Gremag traders. It gives you the asassin encounter.

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Old October 1st, 2007   #8
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Re: Lareth's Diary

aha, that's how you get the assassin encounter. sell it to those two.
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Old October 13th, 2007   #9
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Re: Lareth's Diary

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We should probably script alternatives, like bashing it open with a hammer/pick (perhaps damaging it to some extent, but still giving you the map to Nulb).

Good idea if it can be worked in
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Old October 14th, 2010   #10
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Re: Lareth's Diary

If this is changed, could the check be made a skill check instead of a class check? It makes much more sense. I am taking a solo cleric through and I had no way of opening the diary despite taking Open Lock etc. as cross class skills. Because this is my first time playing, it was totally confusing, and I spent ages checking the conversation trees on all the major NPCs because I figured I had to take it to someone to open as part of the plot.

Having to have a right class despite having the correct skills is a design oversight IMO, and confused the heck out of me.
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Old October 14th, 2010   #11
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Don't sell Lareth's boots to anyone but Rannos/Gremag traders. It gives you the asassin encounter.
Doesn't have to be the boots...
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Old October 15th, 2010   #12
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Re: Lareth's Diary

Well, if ya don't have a rogue in the group, and if furnok is dead... Ya lost the content of the book! Sh&&t$ happens. I thik that this is a very small thing to need more alternatives... See, the location of Nulb shall be geven by several characters after cleaning the Moathouse. I shall remeber now of the jeweler, the masonman, Burne and Terjon, but there aqrew probably some more.
And, well, ya lost the plans of Lareth, that is a real lost, but as there are no implications about this in the game, most of the players will not miss the lines of the diary.

Ya have a real problem if there are no rogue in yer group and ya select the Chaotic Neutral Opening....
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Old October 15th, 2010   #13
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I am taking a solo cleric through and I had no way of opening the diary despite taking Open Lock etc. as cross class skills. Because this is my first time playing, it was totally confusing...
I'm not sure 'solo game' is best for your first play through...
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The Traders are a big rip-off. Any quest item with the black background, like Lareths boots, gold chain and maybe the ring of free movement should trigger the Assassin. The gold chain is worth a lot of GP to the jeweler but wont trigger the Assassin. Keep and use the ring.
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Old October 16th, 2010   #15
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Re: Lareth's Diary

I always like to have at least one of my party decked out in as much of Lareth's gear as possible.

A kind of "in your face" thing I guess.

I get the assassin visit by just selling the necklace to the nasty couple that keep a shop near the church.

And don't try to tell me they're NOT a couple.

Just listen to how one of them whines for his sweety's help when you start to whoop em.
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Old October 16th, 2010   #16
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Re: Lareth's Diary

And the way they try to run off hand in hand at the sight of blood! Plus they are all worked up for the little get together with their friends in Nulb, wanting you to join in their orgiastic carnival of lust. :D

Now if the one Thug had a whip instead of that Large Flail.
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Old October 16th, 2010   #17
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And they have a man for sale, slightly used!
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One of them has a Spike Chain...
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Old October 16th, 2010   #19
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Yes indeed, Rannos and his Pets are a perverted bunch. Especially if they have that assassin who loves to beat you silly.
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And they have a man for sale, slightly used!
That didn't occur to me ... THIS seals the deal <--------- R&G behind the scenes.






ps .... not that there is anything wrong with, you know ... to each their own.
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There should be special dialogue if you talk to R&G with Bertram in your party, now.
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There should be special dialogue if you talk to R&G with Bertram in your party, now.
Have a chance to sell off the ditzy hairdresser/dentist? Earn money you may have had to spend on the runt? I'm game.
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Old October 17th, 2010   #23
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Or maybe another fight to prove your love?
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Or maybe another fight to prove your love?
Ah yes, keep the boy toy eager for some hot loving.
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Old October 18th, 2010   #25
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I'm beginning to worry here...
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Old October 18th, 2010   #26
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^ Oh, you'll like this one then:

How about we console in Bertram race change to half-orc, and give him Spike chains of loooooove?
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^ Oh, you'll like this one then:

How about we console in Bertram race change to half-orc, and give him Spike chains of loooooove?
With a bard popping up doing "Whip It".
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