In my grand tradition of playing games several years late, I’ve recently begun my first playthrough of Pillars of Eternity. I know next to nothing about it. Somehow, despite occasional fanart appearing on my dash (and that stretch where the Kickstarter for 2 was being broadcast everywhere), I’ve never heard a spoiler about it. Which, naturally, means I’ll occasionally liveblogging spoilers about it.
So, in that vein:
1.) How fucking rude was it to give the merchant several chances to die only to kill him anyway? Like, I got attached after successfully navigating the conversation tree to save him from Bandit #1 and successfully conking Bandit #2 on the head to free him like 10 minutes later. Clearly he can die pretty easily, I thought, smug in my ability to thus far keep him living, and also pretty fondly because he blushed when my character told him his shop would do well and come on, that’s endearing . Not in my playthrough though. And then nope, unavoidable death anyway. Rude.
2.) I have had exactly one conversation with Aloth thus far and I adore him already.
“Everyone here is so eager to fight.”
“I mean, you did tell that guy to go fuck someone extremely inappropriate.”
“Is that what they thought I said? My accent is so hard to understand here.”
“That is… that is 100% what you said. I heard it too.”
[Prolonged, smiling silence] “I’ll have to speak more clearly!”
He is clearly horrendous at excuses (and I’m assuming partially possessed? No idea, but that’s my current theory), and he’s going to be in my party forever at that rate.