So, it turns out that The Elder Scrolls Online is gearing up to launch its main chapter in early June with Blackwood, and it’s starting to talk about some of the characters you’ll meet in the expansion. This latest character introduction article is about Bastian Hallix, one of the two companions you can go on a quest with in the upcoming Blackwood chapter.
Told from the point of view of the Acrid Viper character, Bastian Hallix is a battle mage representing a noble trading house from Daggerfall, Sylvella. Skilled with both his staff and sword, Bastian is a fighter who can get out of a sticky situation.
This morning, Bastian Hallix’s search for Quistley Silwell led him to me. I have nothing to do with the missing Sylvels, but I won’t have anyone prying into my affairs. I sent three of my blades to ambush him when he returned to the inn. Hallix roasted poor Neriem with a fiery arrow, knocked Janetia senseless with one blow of his staff, and then disarmed Talon-in-Shadow and stabbed him with his own sword.”
Bastian also appears strong in battle, but Viper speaks of his trusting nature as a weakness, and although he is the son of Lord Daggerfall, he spent his childhood under the roof of the Silwells, the noble house in which he currently works.
But the companions in Blackwood will act as NPCs, with whom you can complete tasks, as well as perform any role that you give them, whether it is a DPS, tank or healer. As you progress through the MMO, you’ll be able to build rapport with your companion, which will unlock future content related to them and reveal more of their stories and personalities. In addition, your actions will directly affect how they think of you, creating or destroying a built-up rapport based on what you’ve done. ZeniMax also talked about the possibility of marrying an NPC in the future.
Also, we recently had the opportunity to review the Elder Scrolls Online chapter in a preview. Kevin really liked the companions in the MMO, saying that the quality of the writing will make him really think about which one to choose between Bastian and Mirri, the other companion at the start.