Kenshi

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This mod adds a new type of ranged weapon called Conduits. The conduits are made of Chi and Chi can be materialized through meditation and be used as a resource, research artifact or ammo for the new weapon. You can access all of that by doing various researchs using one of the buildings added with this mod.

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Story:

Throughout several millennia, humans had been carrying with them the secrets of the manipulation of the vital energy of all the living beings that inhabit this world. Lost in myth, buried by technology and condemned to oblivion by war and multiple mass extinctions, the remnants of that secret and sacred art had emerged thanks to the work of the Samsara Society. Combine martial arts, melee combat and ranged skills, expand your mind through meditation and overcome any enemy in combat with breathing techniques. Now the power of Chi has returned to the face of the world, Chi users have resurfaced and you can be one of them.


What does this mod do?:

This mod adds a new type of ranged weapon called Conduits. The conduits are made of Chi and Chi can be materialized through meditation and be used as a resource, research artifact or ammo for the new weapon. You can access all of that by doing various researchs using one of the buildings added with this mod. This weapon type is intended to be faster than vanilla crossbows in general, but weaker than the Eagle Cross in terms of dps.

This mod adds:
  • 3 New ranged weapons
  • 8 New buildings to do stuff through meditation (Doesn't need materials to be made and they can be only built on Exterior)
  • 4 New universal shirts (Available for BELT too!)
  • 8 New items to heal every kind of health type (3 different types with grades of effectivity)
  • 4 New types of bag, 1 with light
  • 2 New types of prosthetic limbs for each playable vanilla race
  • 3 New starts
  • A lot of research
  • A little bit of reading
  • A lot of hunger

For STARTS details click HERE

IMPORT IS REQUIRED
How it works:
First of all, you need some way to access to this knowledge. This can be done using one of the starts I've added or finding one of the Chi users roaming on bars around the world. Pay attention and if you spot someone with Conduits or talking about Chi, talk to them (in the night they glow purple or blue!). You can also kill them if you are willing to do so, some of them will appear with a bounty (Around 1k - 3k cats).

From there is just gathering Chi ocasionally and doing research at your prefered pace. Be careful though, every research and building has increased hunger rates, don't forget to bring some food for long researchs!

The initiation of a Chi user includes the basic notions to make use of their new power (a tutorial through a series of 9 readable books, for you!), so it won't be long until you are ready to start your journey. I don't want to spoil much but trust my words, if you read carefully, you won't be lost with my mod.

To read an in depth and full spoiler explanation on how the mod works click HERE

Vision behind the mod:

This mod is made for those players who really don't like creating bases and they like to wander a lot. It's also aimed for everyone interested in mild fantasy about "energy" and martial arts. I'm also a big fan of balance, while this mod isn't in the best shape in terms of balance, it doesn't outclass any vanilla items by much and I'm open to balance this mod with feedback and further testing.

IMPORTANT:

Something you need to know though, while you can sell your items, they don't cost money. I've made sure to give enough tools for survival and combat, use them to make money (This is literally, every item added with this mod cost 0 and it's not sold by anyone, you have to create everything from scratch).

This is designed and inteded to be a long journey, future and current balance is in that direction.

Future plans:

I've decided to upload this earlier to have more feedback on balance, because the next step is adding a few special npc and I need to be sure how I'm gonna balance them.
I'll be eternally grateful for any feedback you want to give.

Future content includes (100% sure, some stuff currently in work):
  • 2 Bosses
  • More dialogue
  • More lore
  • 3 New Conduits
  • A New race
  • 4 New limbs
  • A New location
  • 4 or 6 New NPCs (Masters added with bounties in the same way as Chi Experts)
  • 3 New starts
  • Chi "Spreading into the world": All vanilla factions with ranged units will have a chance to spawn as a Chi user. Chances, Conduit and level of the weapon will be the same as vanilla.

Any changes made by future updates will be documented in the change notes and will also be reflected in this description.

Dependencies:

The mod is mostly dependant on files included in the game, but I had to add a few textures, icons and mesh files. It doesn't have any other dependency. I also tried to be as least disruptive as possible so I didn't break the vanilla stuff to make my own, whatever other mod you're using should work fine with this.

Known issues:

(I don't know if I can fix them all since I don't if I was the one who caused them in some cases)

  • Sometimes the "buildings" will float
  • If you dismantle some building while is creating something, you will lost your progress and your materials
  • If you lose "Chi Pass" when using one of the included Starts, some NPCs will not recognize you as a Chi user. Please avoid losing it at all costs until I can find a reliable way to control a few things (which is why I need that item now). Sorry for the inconvenience (You can always steal a new one from a Chi user if you lost it!)