The Elder Scrolls Online is gearing up for its major chapter launch at the start of June with Blackwood, and it’s beginning to mention a number of the characters you’ll meet within the expansion. This latest Meet the Character article talks Bastian Hallix, one among two of the Companions you’ll quest with within the upcoming Blackwood chapter.

Told from the attitude of the character Pungent Adder, Bastian Hallix may be a battlemage who represents a noble trading house from Daggerfall, the Silvelles. Skilled with both his staff and his sword, Bastian may be a fighter who can get out of sticky situation.

“Earlier today, Bastian Hallix’s look for Quistley Silvelle led him to me. I even have nothing to try to to with any missing Silvelles, but I don’t represent anyone prying into my affairs. I sent three of my blades to waylay him when he returned to his inn. Hallix roasted poor Neriemus with a fireplace bolt, knocked Janetia senseless with one blow from his staff, then disarmed Claws-in-Shadow and stabbed him together with his own sword.”

Bastian seems strong during a fight, however Adder talks about his trusting nature as a weakness, and while he’s the son of a lord of Daggerfall, he spent his childhood under the roof of the Silvelles, the noble house he currently works for.

Companions in Blackwood will act as NPCs you’ll have quest with you also as fill any role you give them, whether it’s a DPS, tank or healer. As you progress within the MMO, you will be ready to build rapport together with your companion, which can unlock future content to try to to with them and uncover more of their stories and personality. Additionally, your actions will directly influence how they consider you, building or taking down built rapport supported something you’ve done. ZeniMax has also talked about the likelihood of marrying NPCs down the road.

We recently had the prospect to see out the upcoming Elder Scrolls Online chapter during a preview event. Kevin really enjoyed the companions within the MMO, saying that the standard of the writing goes to possess him really stressing over which one to settle on between Bastian and Mirri, the opposite companion at launch.