Aristocrats

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Aristocrat
Blood Omen 2 NPCs
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'Top Coat and Tails' Aristocrat variant
Introduced in Blood Omen 2 (2002)
Race Human
Aliases Nobles
Eras Post-Blood Omen era
Territories Upper City

Sarafan Keep

Weapons None
Possessable Yes
Appearances Blood Omen 2

Aristocrats,[1][2][3] also referred to as Nobles,[2][4][5] were a non-player character featured in Blood Omen 2 . They were the upper classes of Meridian(or Nosgoth) and were dressed in various luxurious clothing. Aristocrats came in either gender and were found inChapter 4:The Upper City and Chapter 5:The Sarafan Keep.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Aristocrats appeared generally to come in four variants; Male aristocrats wore either a top coat and tails, or a jacket with a flat 'cap'; female aristocrats commonly wore either a flat cap and headscarf with a single elongated arm, or a 'rounded' cap with both arms covered[6]. Aristocrats clothing was designed to be reminiscent of Victorian finery.[7]
  • The clothing of the aristocrats betrayed their higher status,[1] as it was often brightly coloured with several trimmings and even included pattern and colour variations (that made it somewhat difficult to pick out individual character models). Both Artemis and the Noblewoman Cabal Contact have Aristocrat character models[5]
  • Some of the characters with aristocrat character models in the Upper City are referred to as "servants";[8] (perhaps evidence of a tentative middle class formation in an industrial society[3]), by the next level, any serving duties have been taken over by Manservants.[9]
  • Debug information refers to this NPC class as "aris".

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Wiki-Icon-BO2.png Male Aristocrat 1: "Oh, you and your father. Don’t you see? The order and discipline the Seraphan impose on the lower orders are for everyone’s good. They respect us. They know their place." Crystal Dynamics. Blood Omen 2. (Eidos Interactive). PlayStation 2. (March 19, 2002) Transcript. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Aristocrat status" defined multiple times with different content
  2. 2.0 2.1 Wiki-Icon-BO2.png Male Aristocrat 2: "But we, the nobles of the land, are not being permitted to have a proper influence upon affairs." Crystal Dynamics. Blood Omen 2. (Eidos Interactive). PlayStation 2. (March 19, 2002) Transcript.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Wiki-Icon-BO2.png Aristocrat: "Two of my merchants have deliveries waiting. I don’t understand the delay. I need my payment." Crystal Dynamics. Blood Omen 2. (Eidos Interactive). PlayStation 2. (March 19, 2002) Transcript. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "AristocratMerchantServant" defined multiple times with different content
  4. Wiki-Icon-BO2.png Noblewoman: "Greetings, vampire." Crystal Dynamics. Blood Omen 2. (Eidos Interactive). PlayStation 2. (March 19, 2002) Transcript.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Icon-Prima.png"A Ward Gate blocks your passage, but as you approach it a woman beckons you. She will deactivate the ward gate, but only if you first kill a nobleman for her " Prima Games. Prima's Official Strategy Guide to Blood Omen 2(2002). Page 44. ISBN 0-7615-3774-0
  6. Wiki-Icon-BO2.png Crystal Dynamics. Blood Omen 2. (Eidos Interactive). PlayStation 2. (March 19, 2002)
  7. Icon-GS.png Blood Omen 2 Designer Diary #1(Page 2) at GameSpot (by Steve Ross)
  8. Wiki-Icon-BO2.png Delivery Servant: "Hey, you there, you work for the Bishop, don’t you? I have three crates of wine to deliver."//Manor Servant: "I don’t work for him."//Delivery Servant: "Oh yes you do. I've seen you there"//Manor Sevrant: "I’ve left his employ just this minute. And I wouldn’t go near the place if I were you."//Delivery Servant "Why not? I’ve got this wine –"//Manor Servant: "The Seraphan are searching the house."//Delivery Servant://"Thanks, friend, I owe you for that." Crystal Dynamics. Blood Omen 2. (Eidos Interactive). PlayStation 2. (March 19, 2002) Transcript.
  9. Wiki-Icon-BO2.png Lady: "Did you hear me? Do you know who I am?."// Manservant: "My lady, perhaps I should simply escort you to the garrison. Certainly they will be able to tell you there what is the matter." Crystal Dynamics. Blood Omen 2. (Eidos Interactive). PlayStation 2. (March 19, 2002) Transcript.