The Waylanders is a party-based RPG in the vein of Dragon Age and Pillars of Eternity that tells the tale of the first meeting between between the ancient Celts and their gods, the Tuatha de Danaan. Developer Gato Studio showed off the combat system last year (real-time with pause, as it should be) but the story is possibly an even bigger attraction: It’s being written by former Telltale designer Emily Grace Buck, Chris Avellone is also on the job (because of course he is), and former Dragon Age creative director Mike Laidlaw is a script consultant.

The studio released a new video today showcasing one of the early-game narrative interludes that will be used to push the story forward: Ith, the King of Brigantia, is about to lead the first delegation to the mythical home of the gods, but his hothead son, Lugaid, threatens to ruins decades of diplomacy with his youthful arrogance. Both characters will be quest-givers in the game, while the third NPC to appear in the video, the druid Amergin, will be available as a companion. The player-character can be seen in there, too—that’s their arm in the frame at around the 52-second mark. 

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