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
Nov 30, 2022 @ 1:59am
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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!
  • haisuts for the Russian localisation!
  • HellanaVOI for the French 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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frasdoge  [author] Feb 3 @ 2:56am 
@kmcsjr @Karma I haven't got time to test and fix that if it is an issue, but you could fix it by using the book again as it will remove all skills etc. so you only have one at a time. Unfortunately the magic mirror is the cause of so many bugs from the jank way it works, even in vanilla.
kmcsjr Jan 24 @ 6:12pm 
Came here to ask if was possible to double up on things. I am guw=essing @fragdoge will fix it, so no need to start a new run to have all the talents
Karma Jan 12 @ 5:29am 
Found a bug: Using Magic Mirror gives back the original talent while also keeping the new one. For example: Red Prince with Sturdy from the book, gets Sophisticated back after using the mirror, having both Sturdy + Sophisticated after a respec.

Otherwise works great, thanks for the mod!
DezZzO Nov 30, 2022 @ 2:21am 
@frasdoge just tested it out, works on old saves too.
Huge thanks for the fix, you saved me a mouse click + 4 keyboard inputs every time I load a save.
I removed my comment due to it no longer being relevant.
frasdoge  [author] Nov 30, 2022 @ 2:06am 
It may require a new playthrough for the changes to take effect. Not much I can do about that unfortunately due to how the game initialises databases.
frasdoge  [author] Nov 30, 2022 @ 2:01am 
@Luxen @DezZzO It should be fixed now. Now looks at the spell names to see if it's shapeshifting by mask, so other poly stuff shouldn't do weird things.
frasdoge  [author] Nov 29, 2022 @ 10:56pm 
@Luxen Alright I'm off for a few days at a work thing but can maybe look at it after. Steps to reproduce would be swell to get testing quickly.
Luxen Nov 24, 2022 @ 9:12am 
There is an issue that concerns POLYMORPHED statuses, you can loose racial skills with any POLYMORPHED status that is resisted (e.g. Chicken) since in the mod code the Mask of Shapeshifter fix is actually applied to all polymorph statuses, not just the Mask ones and regardless of the saving throw success. That can cause issue with other mods manipulating Polymorph statuses as well.
赢亦 Nov 5, 2022 @ 8:51am 
Mareb Sep 23, 2022 @ 4:58am 
@frasdoge Idk if its the thing that is popular but is the best of the 3 overhauls. It's only a suggestion, maybe it was saomething simple to do but I don't have any modding experience. Thanks for answering