Divinity: Original Sin 2

Divinity: Original Sin 2

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Book Of Origins
Type: Add-on
Game Mode: Story
File Size
0.074 MB
Mar 12, 2020 @ 9:15am
Dec 19, 2020 @ 7:44am
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Book Of Origins

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Whether you're unhappy that your custom character is stuck with Dome of Protection or you'd just prefer a different origin skill than the one you've got, this mod has a solution for you! Now with the option to rehash your racial skills too!

Book of Origins provides the player with a book, that when read, allows you to select what your Origin skill and Racial skill should be out of the 7 and 5 total skills respectively. You may also select your racial talents such as Corpse Eater and Ancestral Knowledge.

I've renamed 'Summon Ifan's Soul Wolf' to 'Summon Soul Wolf' to fit other characters now, but this is purely a cosmetic change. Any mod you might have altering the actual skill will be unaffected.

Can be installed mid-game with no hassle, as it's just adding a book to your characters. It has no weight and no monetary value so it shouldn't be a bother to be in your inventory. Store it in a bag if you don't want to look at it.

Norbyte Script Extender
To circumvent an issue with the game not showing talents specific to other races in the talent menu, I needed to modify the UI. This is only possible using the Norbyte Script Extender. This mod is functional without it, but to see for example Corpse Eater on a Lizard, you would need the extender.

Play in another language?
You can help me translate this file by heading over to my Github for the project![github.com]

Open your language's folder[github.com] and then the .xml file. Click edit and begin translating away! Finally when you're done, submit it to be approved.

Thanks to:
  • vrtra99 for the Japanese localisation!
  • XieLongWu for the Chinese and Chinese traditional localisations!
  • aa53420 for the Korean localisation!
  • Botar for the German localisation!
  • Ninnetyer for the Spanish localisation!

Attention Localisers!
Please head over to the Github once more. I've added additional functionality to this mod that required more dialog. Therefore all translations will need to be updated.
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Xj Feb 9 @ 4:28pm 

起源之书为玩家提供了一本书,当你阅读时,你可以选择你的起源技能和种族技能应该分别从 7 和 5 总技能中选择。你也可以选择你的种族天赋,比如食尸者和先祖知识。
Rathalos23 Nov 29, 2021 @ 12:17pm 
Thank you sir !
i'll still use your mod because it's really cool to be able to swap racial skills and passives if i ever want to; but i'll do as you said.

i'm new to the Divinity II community and discovered the licence a few months ago and i'm in love with it, so thank you for your work =) Mods are the main reasons i'm playing this game.
frasdoge  [author] Nov 28, 2021 @ 11:25pm 
@Rathalos23 Yes, the mod currently only swaps origin spells but does not allow to just add them.

A quick way to get your desired behaviour is to make use of the script extender console. I recommend using LaughingLeader's mod manager for the game for many reasons, but in it has a simple check box to do this for you. Otherwise you'll need to go into your DefEd/bin folder, create the file OsirisExtenderSettings.json and paste in the following

"CreateConsole": true

Load your game save and click into the console, press enter so it shows >> characters, and enter the following (press enter after each line)

chars = Osi.DB_IsPlayer:Get(nil)
for j = 1,#chars do print(chars[j][1]) end

If Lohse shows up as the 1st character she is index 1, 2nd she is index 2, etc.

Then you fill in her number in this line:

Osi.CharacterAddSkill(chars[LOHSENUMBERHERE][1], "Dome_CircleOfProtection")

If you want to remove it, you just say Osi.CharacterRemoveSkill instead.
Rathalos23 Nov 28, 2021 @ 6:15pm 
Hello frasdoge !
I'm looking for a mod that would enable "Dome of Protection" to be available for any Origin character, without replacing the actual race ability, and i'm not sure your mod allows this behaviour, isn't it ?

The goal is to remove Encourage (that Ifan owns already) on Lohse, keep Maddening Song, but learn Dome of Protection instead to try this cool Source spell. I think your mod only allows to swap source spell for another one, and non-source spell for another one... But i may be wrong.

I looked around on Nexus mods and on Steam but i can't find anything closer sadly, for Definitive Edition :( ! Any advices are welcome !
frasdoge  [author] Sep 17, 2021 @ 9:10pm 
@Terror13 It lets you have the racial skills and talents that being undead brings, but it doesn't actually make you undead (you're not tagged as undead). When I first made the mod I assumed that if you wanted to be an actual undead you'd just pick it in character selection. I can see wanting to change recruited characters to it as a thing though.

I'll have a think about adding it but I'm pretty busy at the moment and having to get translations updated is a pain as I rely on the community to do that for me. The hope is usually that if people are bothered by it not being translated in their language they'll spend the 2 minutes to make a pull request on Github to fix it though.
Terror13 Sep 13, 2021 @ 6:01am 
Can you get the undead racial (heal from poison, hurt from holy) on like an elf perse?

Never see anyone add this, does this do it?
frasdoge  [author] Jul 17, 2021 @ 7:52pm 
@Z_EIT I've just tested with only my mod installed and I can't reproduce this. Can you give me some more information?

Contact me on discord at frasdoge#1996 (or here if you can fit it in a comment) with your mod list and whether you have the extender installed, and maybe a step by step of what you're doing. I suspect the issue is a mod conflict, or a bug that happens in a specific circumstance I'm not replicating just starting a new game and using the book after recruiting the characters.
Z_EIT Jul 17, 2021 @ 3:21pm 
Two of my characters, when I change their talents, the actual one do not dissapear. This is happening with ancestral knowledge. With Fane and with Sebille I already restart the game in remains the same.
WildWolfx007 Jun 19, 2021 @ 4:21am 
Huge thank you! Now I can play the way I want it!!! Thankyouthankyouthankyou!
Uzair Mar 9, 2021 @ 3:38am 
if i lose the book where can i get it back?