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Work in progress. The build will be inspired by the Witcher franchise. I thought it would be remiss for me to not do a build of this theme since my avatar and build logo is a Witcher medallion.
(4E 202, An inn near the border of Skyrim)
"How about a tale traveller?"
"You can spin whatever tale you like, so long as some drink comes with it."
"Aye, aye, very good. Hmmm, it seems I've got a good one for you. A long-standing patron this one is about. Goes back to around the time of the Great War, mayhaps even before. Ahem.... Hmm. where to begin....? Ah, yes! Ahem, what is pain? How does one quantify it? Is it physical or mental, or rather something in between. Such questions had become commonplace to Octavia Lunaris during her time spent with the rogue mages of Frostspire. Alchemical mixtures were bled into her body through crude tubes, while she was strapped to a wrack helpless. A prisoner for what seemed like years, Octavia was fell upon by the mages while en route to a contract. Though she managed to slay some of their number, a paralysis spell struck the woman unawares, rendering her defenceless. A hard kick to the temple later, the next thing she saw was the dank confines of her cell. It would seem that the mages experiments worked their course well. Too well, the mages would say, I might think. However, you'll ne'er hear the tale from their lips, as the Imperial cut them down to a man. Well deserved too... Damned mages and their magics."
"Why should I care about some Imperial wench? Bitch got to sit comfy in some tower while the rest of us bled for the Empire! Just pour me some more sodding mead!"
"My, your a hoary old bastard aren't you!"
"What'd you call me!"
"You sit down now you stubborn old Nord. Else there'll be no more mead after that tankard."
"Ah, fuck. Aye, go on then."
"Good, good... Ahem, now where was I... Ah, yes. The experiments. Have you seen those eyes she has?"
"I don't even know who she is, course I haven't seen her eyes."
"Hm, well, you'd know if you did. Gold as the sun they are, but man eyes, they are not. Methinks them mages mixed in some Khajiit blood with that alchemy of theirs, cause Octavia... The woman has cat eyes."
"What! Cat eyes! Bahahahaha! Ya, been drinking too much of your own brew man!"
"Nay, 'tis true! True as the sky is blue, lady Mara preserve me. You'll have the chance to see for ye'self soon enough, she'll be back here for'long. Like you, she is a kind of mercenary, though she seems to prefer contracts on beasts and things of an arcane nature rather than men."
"It's a foolish mercenary who lets themselves get bogged down by morales. Gold is gold. I learned that long ago. Though I'd never take a contract from one of them knife eared cunts".
"Aye, I don't know if mercenary is the right word, but it's the best I can do. As I said, you'll have the chance to meet her soon enough. She's easy enough to spot with those twin swords she carries and those golden peepers o' hers. She can do some of that magic too, though she don't like to call it that. Woman says it's too simple and don't cost her nought. Hexes is what she calls em. Though magics magic if you ask me. And don't let her looks fool you. She's old. Older than you probably, definitely older me. Looks the same as the day I first met her, Barring a scar or two and that was nigh on twenty years ago now. Whatever them mages did to her it slowed her ageing down quite"-
-A barman's retelling of Octavia Lunaris's story. Before being promptly interrupted by a crashing door and a Frost Troll's head rolling along the floor-
The mods I have chosen all add something important into the build. Whether it is essential perk/combat/spell overhauls, or mods that are more aesthetic in nature. Each of the listed mods all serve to add immersion to the playthrough, to create the best possible Witcher experience.
Imperial:As an Imperial, Octavia will gain several passive abilities, some of which will be used to shape her Witcher like Mutations and resistances.
Discipline: In combat, Octavia's allies gain a bonus to armour and attack damage if they are nearby.
Imperial Virtues: Octavia randomly gains bonus Health, Magicka or Stamina regeneration when entering combat.
The Human Spirit: At levels 10/20/30, you may change Octavia's Attributes. Choose the following (Health +100, Magicka -50)/Resistances (Poison + 50%, Poison - 25%)/Skills (Destruction +20, Conjuration - 20, One-Handed + 20 , Heavy Armour - 20, Light Armour +20 and Pickpocket -20).
Colovian Star (Power): Unlocked after completing 20 quests around Skyrim. Octavia can use this to regain lost Magicka and Stamina and fortify them by the amount restored.
Standing Stone: The Warrior - The Warrior is the perfect pairing to help supplement Octavia's vicious power attacks.
Fierce Spirit: Octavia's power attacks do 15% more damage, and her ranged weapons do up to 15% more damage based on distance.
Warrior's Path: Octavia learns all Warrior skills faster.
Star of the West (Power): The Warrior blesses Octavia, restoring her Health and Stamina and fortifying them by the amount regained for 30 seconds.
Name: Octavia Lunaris
Age: 66 (Appears approximately 35 - 40)
Religious Views: Stendarr (Worship), Julianos (Shrine Blessing) - As an Imperial, Octavia follows the Eight/Nine divines. The two that she holds in particular reverence are Stendarr and Julianos. As a slayer of beasts and arcane abnormalities, Octavia gladly accepts Stendarr into her life. Though she does not follow his doctrine as dogmatically as fanatics such as the Vigilants of Stendarr. Julianos is a deity she respects greatly, as in her profession one does not live long without wisdom. Julianos challenges his followers to seek the truth in things and encourages the wise.