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Battle Tower

The battle tower is an ancient structure which needs to be conquered at a certain point in the game. Once it is owned, it gives  get access to a number of centralized "services" which were previously found scattered over the game world. The Battle Tower is a central structure to which you can teleport at all times (once it is yours, that is) using a mystical device called the Dragon Stone.

Battle Tower Warrior Platform
Battle Tower Platform

The services take the form of different exterior platforms that are attached to the tower and each platform houses the appropiate machinery or equipment and a platform dude (or dudette). There are four types of platforms:

  • An enchantment platform
  • An alchemy platform
  • A necromancer platform
  • A skill trainer platform.

Each platform is operated by an npc which you put there, meaning that you'll have a choice between NPCs. The choice of NPC will decide the particular strengths of an individual platform. For instance, you can choose between an enchanter who's good at armor or an enchanter who's good at weaponry. There can however not be two NPCs on the same platform. The following gives a description of the platforms

  • The Enchanting Platform
    The enchanter allows you to enchant and disenchant equipment found in the world. The workshop is the platform of your inventor and enchanter. This specialist smith has been working on both sides of the divide: he has dabbled both in science and in magic. Convinced that in doing so he holds the key to ultimate powers, he has blurred the line between the two disciplines attuning his machines so as to give magical qualities to your items.

  • The Necromancy RingNecromancer
    The necromancer, a pupil of the black arts allows you to customize your Creature. The Creature is a stitched together Frankenstein like err... creature where the limb composition determines its abilities and stats. Limbs can be gained in battles, especially boss fights. The necromancer will then assemble these limbs to form the Creature, its powers depending on their composition. You can summon this Creature in combat to serve as an ally by using a unique item: the Crystal Skull.

  • The Alchemy GardenAlchemist
    The alchemist allows you to brew all kinds of potions. This character is in charge of the herbs and plants that grow in the tower, with which he brews his potions. But, of course, he will need you to provide him with ingredients and formulas should you want to expand his repertoire.

  • The Skill Trainer ArenaSkill trainer
    The skill trainer allows you to increase the maximum level of certain skills and perhaps the unlocking of a skill as well. 

Each platform can also be upgraded. This not only changes the looks of the platform, but also increases the quality of what it can produce.

The tower can be accessed using what's called a dragon stone, which allows you to quickly teleport at almost any point in the game back and forth to your tower.

Battle Tower Room
Battle Tower Room

The inside of the tower is also an interesting place. You'll find a huge chest where you can store all the junk you find in the world and there's also a teleporter which allows teleporting to various waypoints that first need to be unlocked while travelling through the world. Other highlights include a throne room and the living quarters.

There are also some inhabitants in the tower. These include your runners. Runners are NPCs that you can send out on various missions to collect ingredients/formulas for your platform npcs. You can send them out on easy but also on hard missions. Their chances of success are determined by the gear you provide them with.

Battle Tower Throne
Battle Tower Throne

The tower is an important feature and is an "axis of character development" for the game. The design goal for the character development has been to allow you to grow your character by the choices you make, the way you level up/select your skills, the gear you equip and the way you develop your tower.

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Divinity II: Ego Draconis

Developer: Larian Studios

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Action-RPG
Combat: Real-time
Play-time: Unknown
Voice-acting: Unknown

Regions & platforms
Germany, Austria & Switzerland
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· Platform: Xbox 360
· Released at 2009-07-24
· Publisher: dtp

Germany, Austria & Switzerland
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· Platform: Xbox 360
· Released at 2009-10-02
· Publisher: dtp

Western Europe
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· Platform: PC
· Released at 2009-11-06
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UK
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· Released at 2009-11-20
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North America
· Divinity 2 - Ego Draconis
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· Platform: Xbox 360
· Released at 2010-01-05
· Publisher: CDV

UK
· Homepage
· Platform: PC
· Released at 2009-11-20
· Publisher: dtp

Western Europe
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· Platform: Xbox 360
· Released at 2009-11-06
· Publisher: dtp

North America
· Divinity 2 - Ego Draconis
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· Platform: Xbox 360
· Released at 2010-01-05
· Publisher: dtp

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