Bakkin

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Bakkin is a human ghost found at Brandalf's Steading. In life, he was a member of the Durmand Priory and a great admirer of norn culture. He'd hoped to make a legend for himself as the norn do, but died before gaining renown. In death, he solicits the Commander to help him craft a powerful weapon to serve as his legacy instead.

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Shiverpeak Mountains

Dialogue[edit]

At the first location
(if norn)
Friend! I thought I'd be dead for a hundred years before communicating with the living! Come get warm. Freezing to death won't make your legend, believe me.
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And you are...?
Bakkin—please remember. If I'm forgotten, what will my life or death mean?
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That's our way—but you're not norn.
I admire your people. I tried to live like you, but I died before I could gain renown. I've been waiting ever since for someone alive to chronicle my deeds.
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Tell me.
I don't have a warrior's prowess, but I have Priory knowledge. Forces past left power echoes throughout these mountains. I'll use them to create a great weapon. My legacy.
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A worthy endeavor.
Will you join me and tell my story after?
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I'd be honored.
(otherwise)
Fortuitous! I thought I'd be dead for a hundred years before communicating with the living! Come get warm. Freezing to death won't make your legend, believe me.
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And you are...?
Bakkin—please remember. If I'm forgotten, what will my life or death mean?
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That's the norn way—but you're human.
I admire them and tried to be like them. But I died before I could gain renown. I've been waiting ever since for someone living to chronicle my deeds.
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What deeds?
I don't have a norn's prowess, but I have Priory knowledge. Forces past left power echoes throughout these mountains. I'll use them to create a great weapon. My legacy.
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Seems noble.
Will you join me and tell my story after?
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Why not.
At the second location
An incredible piece of architecture. The norn are good at so many things...
(if norn)
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We are, yes.
(otherwise)
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It's something.
I'd always imagined that transformation would be wondrous. Death is not quite what I had in mind.
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Why are we here?
Power echoes of the Snow Leopard surround this place. I suppose this is the last time I'll feel its wild spirit.
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Your story's not over yet, friend.
At the third location
As soon as I was stationed here, I discovered that the power of the dwarves still hums beneath these peaks.
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How long were you an explorer?
Three glorious months! I'd only just begun... I wish I could've had more adventures.
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I wish that, too.
At the fourth location
The Colossus of Cliffside—heard of it? Massive, tall as a mountain and twice as imposing? Well, it strode over this place ages ago. Its signature is unmistakable.
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I don't feel anything.
Really? There's much speculation about the Colossus's power, but nothing could have prepare me for the sheer magnitude!
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Don't let it distract you. Focus on your purpose.
At the fifth location
Am I trembling from the wind or from elemental exhilaration? I feel so powerful I could almost believe that I'm still alive!
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Keep your head.
I could never stand with norn warriors, though I tried my best. With this power though...
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But what about your legacy? Your weapon will help generations to come.
You're right. That is the greatest of accomplishments. Quickly, quickly, let the quest end someplace warmer!
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Onward!
At the final location (without an Oiled Orichalcum Torch Head)
I'm ready to fire the torch, but first I'll need an Oiled Orichalcum Torch Head.
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I'll be back soon.
At the final location (with an Oiled Orichalcum Torch Head)
With the echoes of so much power, this torch will live forever. But I... I'll never be this close to living again.
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You must leave to be remembered.
The legends never taught me what it feels like to make the hero's choice.
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Would you have lived your story any differently?
...No, I don't think I would have. It's been an honor and a privilege to share my last adventure with you. Take this torch, use it in your greatest deeds, and tell others of me!
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Good-bye, Bakkin.

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