Kickstarter Update #43 - Spooky, Scary Skeletons!
You wander the countryside, feeling the warm sunlight, splashing through cool streams. You hear small animals scurrying away as you approach, breaking the calm silence of the forest. It is incredibly peaceful. But you didn’t come for peace. You came here to feel alive! With a nod of your head you decide to find the nearest town for some fun. Nothing like a tavern full of strangers to liven up your day!
However, as you approach the town, it is clear that not all is well. The poor people are terrified, diving behind barrels and back into their houses, slamming doors shut everywhere you go. There must be some terrible bandits around for the townsfolk to react so strongly to a stranger, you think to yourself. It appears you have found the excitement you were looking for! Now, instead of searching for amusement, you head to the tavern for information. You will solve these people’s troubles and be hailed a hero!
As you step into the tavern, however, a trio of guards are having a drink. They scream at the sight of you and raise their swords.
“MONSTER! MONSTER!” they scream as they rush at you. You try to explain, but they won’t listen. Unfortunately, you are forced to slay them. Everyone else has fled the tavern. It is just you and the corpses. You sigh as their spirits rise.
“Why did you attack me?” You ask the spirits. One of them raises an eyebrow at you quizzically.
“You’re a walking skeleton. What the heck were we supposed to do, offer you a drink?”
With a slap of dry bone your wrist hits the bony plate of your skull. That’s right. You knew there was something you were forgetting. With a ghastly smile you reach for the nearest corpse.
“I’m going to need to borrow your face.”
The spirit tries to strike at you, screaming --
Welcome to Kickstarter Update #43!
The wait is finally over! We're very excited to show you the Undead race, origin story and a few of their skills. We also have an unboxing of our Collector’s Edition at the end so stick around!
Missed your chance to back our Kickstarter but still want the CE? Now’s your chance! We have a few left so hurry and get yours right now.
Watch the video below to learn all about the spooky, scary Undead Origin character: Fane!
The Undead Will Rise!
The dead are finally here! You can customize your Undead in the character selection screen. You can give yours a beard, some cool jewels or even change the color of their bones. Which is cool, but also kind of weird. Just the way we like things! You can play an Undead of any race or gender your heart desires. Will you be an Undead Lizard? Undead Dwarf? Dare we say, an Undead Elf? It’s all up to you!
In addition to their good looks, the Undead have some very unique game mechanics in the world of DOS2. For example, they have the skill “Play Dead” in which they can pretend to be a corpse - a great way to get out of combat or avoid attention from patrolling guards. We can’t take all the credit for that one: the skill was inspired by community suggestions! Another racial ability they have is that they don’t need lockpicks to pick locks. They just use ye olde bones!
The Undead also heal via poison and are poisoned by healing potions. So, while your Undead can stroll through poison fog, they’re going to have a devil of a time fighting an AI smart enough to throw healing at it. (Sorry again about unleashing AI 2.0 on you guys because it is TOTALLY smart enough to do this.) You can also use the Zaikk’s Talon, a unique item found in the Hollow Marshes, to turn health potions into poison. Which is rude but hey, do what you like!
A very important thing to remember while playing an Undead is that you cannot just traipse about with your bony face free to the world. You’re a monster. A hideous, frightening monster! So cover your face. Or, consider ripping the face off of a nearby corpse to disguise yourself as someone of that race! The Mask of the Shapeshifter will allow you to take on the appearance of any mortal race you would like.
For example, you can shift to a Dwarf for better prices from a Dwarven merchant, or shift to an Elf to dine on a corpse and learn their memories with the Elven racial ability Corpse Eater. Multiple masks can be made, and they can even be used by other living characters to disguise themselves as other races, allowing them to approach situations in new ways.
Fane! I’m Gonna Live Forever!
But just who is Fane, the sixth and final Divinity: Original Sin 2 Origin character? We’ll tell you! But skip this section and scroll down to the Collector’s Edition header if you don’t want any spoilers!
As some of you may remember, famed RPG dev Chris Avellone worked with us to create this origin story as part of our Kickstarter stretch goals. Fane is a part of an ancient race that predates all of the currently living race: The Eternals. He was an eager and ambitious scholar, entombed by his elders for pursuing forbidden knowledge. Centuries passed, until one day an explorer opened Fane’s tomb… and, for his troubles, had his Source promptly devoured. Much less hungry and free to roam the land of Rivellon again, Fane has a lot to adjust to, as nothing is the way it was during his time.
Unboxing the Collector’s Edition
Presenting the Divinity: Original Sin 2 Collector’s Edition!
As you can see, the box features the four living, playable races of DOS2, with their Mask of the Shapeshifter counterparts making up the inner box. The entire box opens up to form either a stand for the Fane figurine or as a dice tray and Game Master’s screen. It also holds the two included books: Chronicles of Reaper’s Coast and A Compendium of Riveollonian Artwork. Finally, there is a color printed map, a Steam key for DOS2 and a full instruction manual.
One thousand units of the Collector’s Edition are now available for $169 on a completely new and revamped Divinity: Original Sin 2 website, including an all new online shop, at shop.larian.game.
- A Steam key for Divinity: Original Sin 2
- Box featuring art of each of the four major races of Rivellon
- A combination velvet-lined dice tray and Dungeon Master’s Screen, featuring art of the Mask of the Shapeshifter on the outside, and the Hall of Echoes on the interior
- A 10.2-inch figurine of Fane, featuring interchangeable skull head and rotating Mask of the Shapeshifter
- A Chronicles of Reaper’s Coast lorebook
- A Compendium of Riveollonian Artwork art book
- Color printed map of Reaper’s Coast
- Full Divinity: Original Sin 2 instruction manual
But wait, there's more!
Those of you that ordered Kickstarter Hoodies or T-shirts will be pleased to know they'll be shipping out along with the CE, and should be in/on your arms by September 14th!
We know you have lots of questions! Tune in to our Twitch stream today at 1pm PT/21pm CET to watch us play and to chat with us about all of your burning questions!
And in case you missed it…
We have a brand new trailer and it would mean the world to us if you could share it with friends, family, and strangers you meet on the street!
Only 14 more days!