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Dink Smallwood lore questions

September 8th, 02:43 PM
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RangerLord
Peasant Male bloop
I'm here, just hidden in the shadows. 
So, I have some questions - primarily adressed to Seth - about certain things the game didn't tell me much about:
Who are the Ancients? That's never exactley explained in the game.
What is the backstory of the Smallwood family? There are some cliffhangers in the game about that.
What caused Dink's house to burn down? No, don't answer fire.
How would you describe Dink's personality? I have a bit of trouble being clear about it.
So, Martridge is not a human, but a gnome, right? There's basically nothing known about them, care to share a few info?
Bishop Nelson is a "Slayer shapeshifter", what does that mean?
What were the unfinished areas (ex: the red guards with the meat in the snowy area) intended to be?

September 8th, 02:54 PM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
Hmmm. I'd be interested in some of those answers too (if they exist - after all it is just a game!).

But since I seem to recall that since Seth is an ancient, perhaps we have a few answers already?

The reason for my interest is that I am seriously thinking about writing a Prequel dmod that explains a few things, such as some of Dink's childhood, his missing father, and more, plus some exciting adventure too, even though he will be just a young boy. I'd certainly like whatever I do (if I do it someday once my schedule opens up again) to be consistent with the totality of the Universe of our hero Dink.

September 8th, 05:20 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Female United States xbox steam duck bloop
i like pie 
supposedly, the end game was rushed for release. so the ancients and seth are tacked on at the last second or something.

going by how dmods portray ancients, they seem to just be a sort of god-like being that mostly died out long ago. maybe they're gods, mayve they're just super powerful and were worshiped as gods because of it. who knows. the true answer is the Ancients are the developers of the original game, probably.

dink dad fought in the goblin war didn't he? also something about a special bloodline that can kill ancients. this is pretty much why we need a sequel or sumpthin.

i burned down dink's house. fite me 1v1 fgt

dink's personality ranges from naive dummy to raging dink. or both.

martridge is dumbledore junior.

bishop nelson was probably some sort of druid kinda dude. i dunno what else you need besides slayer shapeshifter. maybe he comes from a tribe or something. get on it, guys.

seth probably is the only one with the answer to the last one, or any idea at all.
September 8th, 09:14 PM
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Tooth
Ghost
 
Ah, but these gaps allowed dmods to fill them with their own story. Anyways, the Ancients are an excuse to shamelessly promote yourself (facebook didn't exist back then), and Dink's house burned down because of the gas leak.

What I am wondering though is, was Charlie the real estate guy were supposed to be implemented...?
September 8th, 10:14 PM
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liquid141
Peasant steam
Sons of liberty 
I believe the same questions were asked on the RT forums as well , would be interesting to know the official story, a lot of dmods did cover some of this.

I hope we can have more complete version of dink for upcoming anniversary that covers some of the cut content.
September 12th, 01:45 AM
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Seth
Peasant Male Japan
 
Sadly the answer to most of this is "I don't remember" ... the truth is the story of Dink was development mostly on a quest line basis and not put together as a whole. Yeah, it was rather rushed towards the end so I didn't get a chance to go tie threads together.

It's possible Ethel set the fire but only if you killed her duck.

Charlie's house was meant to be something Dink could purchase and live at, just didn't get around to it. In an older game, LORD 2 (simple text game, but multiplayer), I did make houses the user could purchase and I was trying to do that again.
September 12th, 03:47 AM
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RangerLord
Peasant Male bloop
I'm here, just hidden in the shadows. 
Well, that sucks. So I either have to come up with my own explainations or take the answers from existing D-Mods.
If anyone finds any thread about these when Seth remembered the anwsers, please share it.
September 12th, 07:48 AM
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Bluedy
Peasant Male Romania steam bloop
Flyest artist you know 
Lore should be expanded on in some way. It can really bring Dink Smallwood togheter. For example The Elder Scrolls series wouldnt be what they are today without their lore
September 12th, 03:39 PM
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Striker
Noble United States steam
Daniel, there are clowns. 
I rather like leaving those questions officially unanswered, as it leaves room for d-mod authors to answer them.
September 12th, 06:35 PM
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KrisKnox
Peasant Male United States steam
The site's resident Therian (Dire Wolf, Dragon) 
Sounds like a potential contest: Creating cohesive lore in a DMOD.
September 12th, 06:45 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Female United States xbox steam duck bloop
i like pie 
weh! those dudes who try to rob someone early on have the same armour as the dudes in the frozen north, don't they?

i can't check because windinkedit is ducked up.
September 12th, 09:27 PM
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Striker
Noble United States steam
Daniel, there are clowns. 
Sounds like a potential contest: Creating cohesive lore in a DMOD.

I like it. A d-mod contest built around Dink lore and answered questions from the first game and/or other famous d-mods.
September 12th, 10:36 PM
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Robj
Peasant Male Australia
You feed the madness, and it feeds on you. 
Now that would definitely be one I would enter. I went through a phase where I was obsessed with this actually. I have two dmods I started a while ago that never made it very far. One was going to be about the burning of Dink's house and the following events. Another one, oddly enough, was actually based around the bow lore guy in Kernsin, and tied in with the goblin sanctuary and George.
September 13th, 01:04 AM
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Skurn
Peasant Female United States xbox steam duck bloop
i like pie 
cohesive bow-lore.

there, the name of the dmod.
September 13th, 09:58 AM
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liquid141
Peasant steam
Sons of liberty 
there probably should be create a dink extended edition/ directors cut/ super dinksmallwood edition

dmod contest
September 13th, 04:38 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Female United States xbox steam duck bloop
i like pie 
yeah, seth. participate in that contest.

..that's a good cover up for "finish dink" right?
September 13th, 04:55 PM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
But your fans still hunger for "The Dark Avilan". We have waited so long. Please don't get distracted.
September 13th, 08:54 PM
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Robj
Peasant Male Australia
You feed the madness, and it feeds on you. 
I have fans?

...

Well.

September 13th, 09:28 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Female United States xbox steam duck bloop
i like pie 
i probably have more than you. actually, you're in australia. maybe you have more. or maybe housing duckers are smart enough over there to have mandatory air installations.
September 15th, 01:20 PM
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Toof
Peasant Male
I disagree. 
I wonder how Seth found about this fan website (if this one was first). Dink wasn't such a popular game. Who would expect such a fanbase.
September 15th, 08:50 PM
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redink1
King Male United States xbox steam bloop
A mother ducking wizard 
I also like 'Lore' as a theme for a contest. Maybe in a couple months.

I do have one lore question: Does Ethel have a gray scarf? Or a long beard? Or both?
September 16th, 11:04 AM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
I'd certainly enjoy any contest that causes more dmods to be generated and would look forward to playing each one.

However, if this contest takes place in "a couple of months", then I doubt I could get my (currently in early stages) prequel ready by then and Dinkers probably would not be interested in my (very late) contribution that might not arrive for another 6 months or more. :-|

So, if you plan to hold the contest, let me know as soon as you are certain that you will do it so that I can drop my efforts on this (probably somewhat redundant) dmod and start thinking about and taking notes for some other ideas for my next dmod instead.

Alternatively, if enough interest is generated here in the forum for my prequel effort at Dink's "back-story" which takes place before he ever went on his 1st formal adventure (the Original Dink Smallwood game), etc., then I'll proceed with it despite the fact it is HIGHLY unlikely to be ready for a contest in "a couple of months".

September 16th, 12:15 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Female United States xbox steam duck bloop
i like pie 
lets do this lore contest. it'll be a thing.
September 16th, 10:41 PM
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DinkDude95
Peasant Male Australia steam
The guy with the cute D-Mod. 
As someone who spends about nine tenths of his free time worldbuilding for his dungeons and dragons game, a lore contest would be something I would be all up on.
September 17th, 07:56 AM
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liquid141
Peasant steam
Sons of liberty 
since so many people are interested in this , maybe the prize for the winner should be something epic like that particular wining dmod lore gets to be officially recognized , since seth is around , he can judge the dmods as well.