Yesterday you could already see Ardea will be filled with a lot more life than in the original version. We agreed early that we couldn’t leave the village in it’s present state. The only NPC with an own name in the whole village is Hamlar, and he turns pretty quiet after the first few minutes, too. We completely changed that. Ardea is now an alive village full of new characters which will still be important in later chapters. The chance to virtually reinvent the village was used to fight the notorious lack of women in Gothic 3.
The following video is supposed to give you a little insight on Ardea and the “Black Corsair”.