Dialogues

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A dialogue is a conversation between an NPCs and a Player.

NPCs listen to the words you say. If they understand your phrases, they respond to you accordingly. The underlying system is fairly robust, allowing for complex conversations. Dialogues can have branches, conditions, multiple participants and a whole range of possible responses. They range from a simple chat with a bartender, to the management of towns.

Key Phrases

At their core, dialogues are simple. They rely on key phrases that the NPC understands. Keep in mind that these change based on context. When you first approach an NPC, they might respond to the word "hello", but not respond to "exports tax". At the same time, after first asking about politics, the NPC may then respond to "exports tax", but not respont to "hello" anymore.

As the system heavily relies on key phrases, it is important players know what to ask and when. Some phrases will be left for you to find out. However, we will provide a list of important phrases that everyone should have access to.

General Chat Phrases

Majority of NPCs will respond to these, regardless of their profession.

General Chat
hello
Greets the NPC.
Phaedron
Starts a conversation about the god.
what year is it?
Tells you the current year.
directions
Gives directions to most places in Elpida.


Bank

Bankers allow you to access your bank account.

Bank
balance
Get a quick overview of your finances.
withdraw/deposit
Opens the banking interface.
open storage
Opens your personal storage.
buy storage
Buys the next upgrade of your bank storage.


Bartenders

Bartenders have the most extensive dialogues. Try asking them about things in the world.

Bartenders
rumour
Tells you any recent rumours.


Political Offices

The NPCs working here have information on the economy and politics. If you are a politician, you may use the dialogues to manage the town.

Office Workers
who is the Prefect?
Tells you who the current Prefect is.
who is the Trade Minister?
Tells you who the current Trade Minister is.
who is the Executive Magistrate?
Tells you who the current Executive Magistrate is.
treasury
Gives the balance in the town's treasuries.
tax
Explains the taxes. Tells you the current tax rates.
positions
Explains the political positions.
hello -> deposit
*Allows you to deposit money into your treasury.
hello -> withdraw
*Allows you to withdraw money from your treasury.
hello -> tax
*Allows you to manage taxes you are responsible for.

* = options only available to elected politicians.

Mechanical Workshop

Hegemon is a strange one. He really likes mathematics. Ask him about it.

Hegemon
invent
Starts conversation about his inventions.
funny
Let him know he is funny. Also try "crazy", "impressive" or even "love".


Cartographer

The cartographer has in-depth knowledge of the world's places.

Cartographer
halls of death
Starts conversation about the halls of death.
cave
The caves around the island are interesting places.