Katia: give the nice lady the stuff and then excuse yourself for the evening. You can get it back later when you sneak in during the day. (use your new push objects spell to open doorknobs/window latches) The important thing is to keep track of that perfume she just used so you can get a hold of some for yourself.
Be a bee.
Bee: Waft into the room then B-line right onto the cat person's nose.
A while back, Asotil gave some crucial information on Sigrid. Look at the words he chooses:
"Bold and outgoing, strong and ALLURING. Skin as fair as snow, hair as gold as… gold. Her smile alone could light the darkest nights, her tears could shatter the stoniest heart. Yet BELOW THE SURFACE, there was something DARK and MANIPULATIVE, sad yet hopeful. LAWLESS yet noble. Oh how SCANDALOUSLY she could skirt the edges of every law, every regulation – following all the rules but playing her own, MYSTERIOUS game. She was something DIFFERENT. Something UNUSUAL. Something AMAZING."
The way I see it, she isn't what she appears to be. She can sound very persuasive, but that does not mean she is telling the truth. However, your inventory is now sprawled all over the table, the dinosaur beside you has dumped some stuff too for some reason, and either you get a hold of yourself or become a failure again and go back to your drinking extravaganza.
Wait...ALL YOUR STUFF?
That includes the amulet, doesn't it?
In that case...
Sigrid really let the cat out of the bag now. She's been pussyfooting around your questions and now she has you trapped like a game of cat and mouse. In all your nine lives, you never expected this to happen, but now she's pulled out the catnip purr-fume and it's left you with the whole curiosity conundrum. So, let's give paws to the situation fur now and get adorable, CATia.
I'm expecting a Deus Ex Machina to occur; either that or Stephan attempts to save Katia out of grief, which I doubt will happen. Alternatively, Katia can just 'magically' break the control (Maybe somebody helps her do so) and take all of her belongings back before anything else happens, which is also unlikely to take place.
Last edited by DestinedFateX; 04-10-2012 at 01:38 PM.
Yyyyeeeaaahh... I'm gonna follow for just another update or two, but I think I'm just about done with this adventure. Sending Katia back to square one again, due to Sigrid's social godmodeing, is a bit too much for me to stomach.
I think Katia is pretty much incapacitated for the time being. Nothing we say or do is going to work until the effects of Sigrid's perfume wear off.
So until then, I think our only chose of option here is to
>Be someone other than Hammerfell’s easiest talking animal.
All the cool signatures were already taken.
I don't think that dropping the amulet and starting fires is a good idea, because
A) What it's gonna achieve? Sigrid is a mage, she won't be fazed by couple random tiny fires
B) It's kinda boring
I still think it would be better to persuade Stephen to help you, because let's face it, the theme of this game is that Katia can't manage on her own. She'll have to sneak in during day (lol) and steal her stuff back. That way
A) She'll get to go on an exciting sneaking mission
B) She has to rely on other people's goodwill, once again.
C) She'll realize that she has graduated from prostitution to thievery
That way the cat is miserable, we're happy, everybody wins.
Not to rain on everyone's parade, but...
Katia won't just 'snap out of it' and attack Sigrid, because this wasn't a charm spell. Even if she did, Sigrid has shown some magical talent and Katia is rather inexperienced in this regard. Katia won't win the encounter. (Also... eye of fear again? Are you people stupid? She's already used it twice today and lost use of one eye for doing it. If she does it again, she'll be blind for a month.)
The only thing we could possibly do is cause a cat-burn-firefest, which would tip Sigrid off to the amulet, even as she douses the fires (mages from the last guild have shown remarkable capability to deal with the occasional misfired magic).
So play along with all of the catburns just fine... Burn off Katia's precious little magicka.
And when it's finished, Katia quietly comes to her senses and takes my vote from earlier. At least this way she feels good about herself, and that her (forced) donation meant something. Plus it's an easy way to get access to those books! Katia's been dying to read them since she spotted them! And you can't tell me Sigrid wouldn't love having a pet khajiit reading up on magic for a few days before winning her a ton of money in a silly dance competition!
(Also... ;-; almost took my vote... too bad...)
Last edited by Kayito; 04-10-2012 at 02:35 PM.
Katia: leave the mage's guild whistling at all your good fortune, and tell EVERYONE all about it, especially people with high resistance to persuasion, and double-especially people with high resistance to persuasion that are thieves.
Edit: oh god, who fits the intersection of those two circles perfectly? GRO-UPP. We know already that he gets angry when the subject of the Kvatch mage's guild comes up, and how's he going to react to Sigrid getting in the way of him getting his rob on?
Last edited by PetPeeve; 04-10-2012 at 02:58 PM.
I am sometimes this guy:
Didn't take katia long to screw up again, Out of the well, Into the frying pan.
Nah/Asotil:Take over because you're the only competent protagonists.
Did you just give her your gold amulet? After eating all these foods with alchemical ingredients?
I sure hope that now, after eating lots of foods with alchemical ingredients and unshackling yourself of the amulet, no "accidents" were to occur, especially considering she's now covered in perfume (which as we all know, is highly flammable).
For once, it may be a good thing to cause an accident or disaster.
That said, I support all of these commands:
Katia> Go out, run into Gro-Upp, tell him about Sigrid, her huge pile of coins and shinies, and about how she asked for everything you had and you gave it.
Gro-Upp: Oh, no. NO. NOT AGAIN. Sigrid is NOT going to steal from one of your business clients AGAIN. You're going to march right up in that guild when she's gone, take all the shinies, AND return your client's items. Just for the sake of business. And also you're going to take that Cyrodiilic Brandy stored in that wierd bottle with a nozzle a plastic oval thingy attached by a string, and drink it, bottoms up.
Sigrid: Go back into the mage's guild after your shopping trip. Run into Gro-Upp. Be under such a huge effect that you start hailing him as lord.
EDIT: Also, @dragonchris
The book says it's for summoned Dremora, not summoned Daedra. There's a difference. I'm not sure what really is the limit though.
Last edited by Evil Argonian; 04-10-2012 at 04:28 PM.
Oblivion Client: Crash due to too many mods running in the game all at once.
Katia : Use all your willpower and try to snap out if it. If that doesn't work, well maybe catburns will outpower the spell !