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eh i aint as og as gromnir and we prob have different reasons for typing like we do, but is fair observation that we both eschew formal english.

 

dunno if writing like this or writing 'properly' feels more like a mask but whatevs, reflecting on it at length here would be straight up rude.

 

also some of it is just side-effect of tapping on phone with my beautiful yet clumsy fingers.



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Also xoti grew up on a farm. She'd have spent her childhood up her to arms in gore and ****, talking about two whoops and a holler while breaking a chickens neck.
 

 

This is the main point for me. Xoti is pragmatic when it comes to harvest, death et cetera. As a readceran farmer she will have seen plenty of hunger, birth and death. She is far from innocent. It's just the Circle of Life and Death for her.

 

She's bubbly because that's how she just is. Death doesn't scare her, hard work doesn't scare her. As a farmer you learn not to sweat the small stuff. So Xoti doesn't do that. Instead she believes in Gaun. That is how it all (death, suffering, loss, rebirth) makes sense to her worldview. That is the only way it can seem fair. She has a great sense of duty to making sure the harvest goes well. Even the harvesting of souls.


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eh i aint as og as gromnir and we prob have different reasons for typing like we do, but is fair observation that we both eschew formal english.

dunno if writing like this or writing 'properly' feels more like a mask but whatevs, reflecting on it at length here would be straight up rude.

also some of it is just side-effect of tapping on phone with my beautiful yet clumsy fingers.


For what it's worth, I enjoy your writing. Even though it can be a bit uncouth :p

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never understand why some player hate xoti (or linzi in kingmaker)

not sure if the accent was good or bad



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I went to catholic school, I had classmates like that. So for what it’s worth Xoti is a very realistic portrayal of a religious teenager out in the world with no supervision for the first time.

On the other hand when my character called her out in one convo she told me she’s thirty...
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(Is it too late to post in this thread? New to the forums ) I'm at the start of the game and she reminds me of Rogue from X-men too much lol. But Idk, she's 27 but acts 15. I remember someone mentioned "waifu personality" before...
Can you do fine without a priest? Just got Teheku as a druid/chanter, is that a good support substitute? 

 

Loved Durance btw, though it took me quite a while, so I guess I could still come to like Xoti, but I have less room in my party this time.

...Oh and yeah I dislike Linzi in Kingmaker, she just met me and the companions and talks like they're "besties" for a long time, her loading screen text gets me rolling my eyes all the time. It feels forced to me.


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waifu aint accurate i feel. waifus are essentially objects. xotis the one doing the objectifying. in her mind, shes the protagonist, not the harem.

if u need another priest, get vatnir from harbingers watch. paladins, chanters and druids are all as good, even better, healers. priests are more about emergency intervention, buffs/debuffs and salvation of time.

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The line I don't understand is, "Should you be swearing this much as a priestess?" What swearing?!

Edited by Verde, 25 January 2019 - 06:40 PM.


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I still feel like the game wants her to be my waifu so bad. Or rather, that I should want her to be.
And I'd rather take full companions with me.



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The line I don't understand is, "Should you be swearing this much as a priestess?" What swearing?!


Swearing. Vulgar words. Darn it.
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Lol I know what swearing is, I haven't heard her swear much less as early as you can get the dialogue option which is essentially immediately.

Edited by Verde, 26 January 2019 - 12:54 PM.


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Lol I know what swearing is, I haven't heard her swear much less as early as you can get the dialogue option which is essentially immediately.

She says "Hel" often, which in many Midwestern/Southern religious circles is still considered a no-no if used as an expletive.


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Lol I know what swearing is, I haven't heard her swear much less as early as you can get the dialogue option which is essentially immediately.

She says "Hel" often, which in many Midwestern/Southern religious circles is still considered a no-no if used as an expletive.

Hmm I just started a new playthrough and don't remember her saying it much if at all early on. That specific dialogue option seems really out of place.

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She can (depending on dialogue choice) use 'Hel' and 'Darn' when you recruit her in Maje. Xoti is quite the pottymouth.



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Isn't Hel referring to the overall afterlife ? Or is it synonymous with our Hell?

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Both, in a sense.

 

Hel (POE) is likely inspired by the Hel from Nordic mythology. It's a ... less pleasant location in the afterlife.

 

https://en.wikipedia.../Hel_(location)

 

https://en.wikipedia...iki/Hel_(being) (Also dramatized by Cate Blanchett in Thor:Ragnarok)

 

 

Goshdarnit, I need to read up on my mythology.


Edited by Frak, 27 January 2019 - 06:35 AM.

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Well I appreciate the responses. It makes more sense, but not total sense :p

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Well I appreciate the responses. It makes more sense, but not total sense :p

Keep in mind that she comes from a super religious backgrund. Even commonly used expletives (Jesus Christ!) might be considered highly inappropriate in some circles. She did use "Hel" a lot, which does have similar annotations as ours use of "Hell" - being both used as a swear word, and potential curse if one would take it seriously: "Go to hell!" is a rather serious offence, if one believes a land of fire and torture exists. So yeah, for Xoti to commonly use "Hel" is something to point out. She used it a lot, at least when I recruited her. 


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That's a good pt and maybe the tone is somewhat facetious coming from the Watcher.

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Xoti makes me wish the Blood Pool was a thing in Deadfire. 






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