Vaska and the mage's tower
09.09.2012 @ 22:16 #1
09.09.2012 @ 22:20 #2
I love that there are so many smaller stories hidden inside the bigger story in TW1. It's one reason why I tried to do something similar in my "Medical Problems" adventures.
09.09.2012 @ 22:45 #4
09.09.2012 @ 22:46 #5
As for her age, a long life could be something the mage gave her. And I seem to recall that Vaska's mage wasn't the FIRST mage to try to raise a tower in the swamp. But it's been a long time, and I may be mis-remembering.
09.09.2012 @ 22:57 #6
I like such kind side stories and nuances in the game, which can be explained in a number of ways. It makes it closer to a interactive book, rather than just a game.
09.09.2012 @ 23:09 #7
As for her age, a long life could be something the mage gave her. And I seem to recall that Vaska's mage wasn't the FIRST mage to try to raise a tower in the swamp. But it's been a long time, and I may be mis-remembering. ›››
She also looked and, especially, sounded like a very old woman (unlike elders in many other games), even compared to the other grandmas in TW1. I think that it is likely that she either was the woman from the story, or that she witnessed the destruction of the tower, since she knows story details rather well for a simple villager. To me, it seems that she is just a passive servant and worshiper of the voidianoi, rather than someone willing to take advantage of the relationship with the fish-people.
As to books and tales of "old men" I would be skeptical, since peasants in TW often misinterpreted and exaggerated things.