One of the mod ideas that has been thrown around is having Lareth join the barracks fight. In 'realistic' terms, it makes sense. He is far too easy to kill on his own. Adding him to the barracks encounter would make that fight even more difficult, but hopefully more enjoyable. I know I do that fight around level 3-4, so it must be done without fireball, which makes it hard. Despite the advantages of having Lareth join the fight, there are several inherent problems, or issues, I see with it. I would like to list the issues I see below in hopes that we can have a discussion of possible work arounds. Lareth would not be able to give his speech about being beautiful if he charges into ongoing combat. This also means losing the opportunity to question him a bit. Should we have him come out before combat (during dialogue with the lieutenant)? If not, then are you ok with him charging in after a round or two of combat and in the process resetting the combat order? Normally, Lareth stops combat and pleads for his life. Should we allow to still occur? If so, can he still join your group and take you to the Temple? If so, what happens to the guards still alive? Do they leave the moathouse (allowing the respawn to happen eventually). Would you still want him to summon spiders in combat? What would you think of Lareth not starting in his room, but being in the barracks in the first place? My biggest fear is we mod this cool addition to the fight, but in the end we mess up a plot line/quest or something because we removed his dialogue.