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Let's Play Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition Solo as a Druid!

Discussion in 'Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition' started by Wayward Son, Apr 14, 2017.

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    I just got it

    I'll post when I get home
     
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    01-Fleeing Candlekeep

    We walk in on our hero talking to his old friend Winthrop.
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    [​IMG] Seriously, Winthrop? Stop with the jokes.
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    We peruse his wares.
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    We buy some armor, a shield, a sling and as many bullets as we have space for.
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    Showing off my memorized spells. Two uses of Cure Minor Wounds, one of Bless.
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    Our fully decked out hero. Look at that AC of 2. It's about to go down though. Way down. Just not in this update.
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    Just to show we weren't lying. That difficulty surely fits SP
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    [​IMG] Who are you? Go away before I gut you!
    With a staff?
    [​IMG] Yes with a staff. What are you, deaf?
    By the way, I was casting bless in the screenshot above.
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    We are blessed.
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    And he dies. He gave us even less XP than a gibberling. In fact, I think the only thing that gives less XP is a kobold but they usually have the courtesy to show up in groups
    [​IMG] Man, it doesn't look like we're gonna get enough out of this place to make it worth the time.
    No, I don't think so either.
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    Guess she likes to read books when she... hits the hay:happy:
    [​IMG] This is why we need the facepalm emote.
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    [​IMG] Go away, kid! I got a trip to go on!
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    [​IMG] Wait, what the hell do you know about my trip?
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    [​IMG] Will I ever get a straight answer?
    Only if you take her into your party.
    [​IMG] Oh hell.
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    [​IMG] Let's just leave.
    And leave they did.
    Screencap bugs out during cutscenes, so yeah. Gorion died. It was sad.
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    [​IMG] Oh Christ, is that Imoen?
    HOw do you know who Christ is? He doesn't even exist in your world!
    [​IMG]...Semantics.
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    We take her in our party for a brief moment...
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    Only to rob her blind and drop her in the wilderness.
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    Hey it's old Gorion's body.
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    Yeay yeah, just loot it.
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    Huh, I wonder who this could possibly be? :rolleyes:
    [​IMG] Just tell me where I can find the Friendly Arm Inn.
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    legasp! Our first combat! It's a diseased gibberling.
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    I dies quickly. And that 35 XP? All of it goes toward gaining a druid level.
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    That's already 90XP, counting the 20 from the guy in Candlekeep.
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    Jesus man, already tired?
    [​IMG] Oh, I'm sorry I'm a little tired right after my father died.
    But your father can't... Oh right, sure yeah, your father died.
    So we take a quick rest and will see you next time.
     
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    02- Finding Friends and Gaining Class
    This one's a big one.
    Let's get right into it.
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    We killed this guy easily
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    Ooh, a kobold.
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    It's dead
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    Who's this guy?
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    [​IMG] I can take them all! Death to all who oppose me!
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    He is neither, I assure you.
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    Let's go meet some friends
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    "You get the feeling that you should save your game before going forward."
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    Let's be honest but not forthcoming.
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    [​IMG] Yeah, no.
    How do you know?
    [​IMG] Metaknowledge
    Oh okay.
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    He mirror images himself.
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    And dies quickly. Look at that XP.
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    In a normal playthrough, these would be a good find for a power increase. Now, they are only cash in a different form.
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    We sell the stuff and see some more trustworthy looking fellows over in the back corner.
    [​IMG] Not a sentence you usually hear.
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    They seem to recognize the hero.
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    Dude, want some ice for that burn?
    [​IMG] I've got a staff. You've got face. How 'bout they meet?
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    So they are who we were looking for
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    [​IMG] Yeah, sorry, but no.
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    [​IMG] Screw you too lady!
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    We head down south, 'cause why not?
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    Even further.
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    [​IMG] Scram, kid!
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    [​IMG] Uhh... What is that?
    A half-ogre.
    [​IMG] That's perverted!
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    Sorry, it's an ogrillon
    [​IMG] What's the difference?
    Well, it's an ogre and an orc pairing, not a human-orc one.
    [​IMG] Is that any less perverted?
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    Seems he doesn't like the way you talk about his mother.
    [​IMG] That's it! He's going down! Right after I get my lung back in place.
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    [​IMG] There! All better! Time to die.
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    That didn't last long.
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    At this point, it's anyone's game.
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    [​IMG] I'm David, and you're Goliath, bastard child of an ogre.
    We rest up before heading a little south and...
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    Another one!
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    Starts off well and good.
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    That hurt.
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    And another one bites the dust.
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    [​IMG] Why is that heavily armored individual walking toward us?
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    [​IMG] Dude, really? I'm the protagonist.
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    [​IMG] Uh, because I'm the protagonist.
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    I can't believe that worked.
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    Only one more filler map.
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    A hobgoblin!
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    It charged into the melee.
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    Then, began to run away and lead us into some friends.
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    Looks bad, I know. But, the other two can't pathfind their way to me, so this is gonna go pretty good.
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    See?
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    It's done.
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    Annnnnd it's gone...
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    [​IMG] More?
    More.
    [​IMG] I smell a quest.
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    This was easy.
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    Dude, I think you took an arrow.
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    You alright? Oh, is that blood pooling? Yep, it is. Reload.
    Death count: 1
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    This is going judt like last time.
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    I guess you win.
    [​IMG] Let's take a *huff* rest*huff*
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    [​IMG] Why won't you let me sleep!?
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    [​IMG] And stay down
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    Our first human enemy!
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    Easy.
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    Yeah, we loot him for all he's worth.
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    [​IMG] You like to spend Nights in Neverwinter? Bah, right. And I like to recieve some Torment in the Planescape!
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    And we reach our target.
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    Hey, what's that?
    [​IMG] What's what?
    That thing you're stepping on.
    [​IMG] Oh this?
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    Yeah, that
    [​IMG] By the gods... I am so happy right now, I could kill a whole village of those ogrillins
    Ogrillons
    [​IMG] Yeah, those.
     
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    Vote for what to do next, if you wish to have a choice in that. Melicamp is now off limits, as it has been finished.
     
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    If I might ask, could you please spoiler tag per area? Possibly further breaking up exceptionally large sections. It'd make for easier reading.
     
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    I'm sorry, I'm not understanding what you're asking for. Do you want me to spoiler the updates, or just certain sections of them?
     
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    Something like this:
     
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    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    He started with everything in a spoiler tag but I asked him to remove it. However, since the screenshots are larger now, breaking it down by area with spoilers would work I think.
     
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    While looking at my Melicamp pictures, I was actually thinking about spoilering parts of conversations and summarizing them at the end. We all know the story anyway, I know you're all here to see me die in the harder fights. If you guys think by area would work better, then by all means, I'll do it.
     
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    03-Talking Chickens
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    We are heading right back up North to High Hedge.
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    But first, we're stopping in at Beregost.
    [​IMG] Why?
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    For this.
    [​IMG] At the risk of sounding like a broken record, why?
    For this.
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    [​IMG] Is that supposed to be an insult?
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    [​IMG] Oh. That was worth 3 gold pieces.
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    See that over in the corner of the bag?
    [​IMG] Yeah?
    Scroll case. More loot.
    [​IMG] Can I do more "quests for this guy?
    Sadly, no.
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    Now we go to High Hedge.
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    Oh. It's just a gnoll. You can take it.
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    Oh crap. It's a gnoll slasher. That's a little different.
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    We kited him to death.
    [​IMG] He deserved it.
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    The regular gnoll goes down easily.
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    [​IMG] Oh for God's sake!
    No, this is great!
    [​IMG] Okay, I'll bite. Why?
    Now we don't have to find one later.
    [​IMG] That explained nothing.
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    It's dead.
    [​IMG] It was already dead.
    Oh shut it.
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    This is what we want.
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    You dreamt a dream of times gone by...
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    [​IMG] Oh, greeat. Cuz I totally couldn't cast this normally.
    In my normal playthroughs, this is a godsend (both literally and metaphorically).
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    Here's where we want to be.
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    This is what we want to see.
    [​IMG] Chrissake! Is that a wolf?
    Why indeed it is. Now... go fight it!
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    Look, you're already doing good!
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    Easy-peezy.
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    It ain't got much longer.
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    There. We just saved a chicken from certain death.
    [​IMG] Excuse me?
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    This chicken to be exact.
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    [​IMG] Next I'll be hearing hamsters speak!
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    [​IMG] At least as far as polymorphing goes. Otherwise, I'm an expert at magic.
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    Long story short, we are to take him back to the mage Thalantyr in High Hedge.
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    He's not very welcoming of visitors.
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    But, we eventually have him open up by breaking the ice using a chicken.
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    [​IMG] This is going great, huh?
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    [​IMG] You stole from the guy, and now want him to save you? I'd just toss your ass out the nearest airlock.
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    [​IMG] "Nothing too expensive" my rear end.
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    Holy christ, this conversation goes on forever.
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    [​IMG] This gives him the cathartic pleasure of killing you.
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    We come back literally a half second later, because we already have the needed undead component.
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    "Antichickenator". I want that spell, if only to say I have it.
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    What's that dinging sound? Is it...
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    Level up!!!
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    Not bad.
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    And we aren't far off from another one.
    FIN
     
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    04-Ogres and the Gates of Death

    We gained some new spell slots (no new spells though).
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    We head back to the area south of Friendly Arm inn.
    [​IMG] Why? I already cleared that out.
    No. There was an area that I purposely avoided. Now though, you're more powerful, so we're gonna take it on.
    [​IMG] What's there?
    You'll see.
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    First though, there's our character sheet. We're pretty close to another level up, with only a few hundred XP until a level up.
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    There it is!
    [​IMG] What the hell is that?
    An ogre.
    [​IMG] Oh okay. Should be easy.
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    [​IMG] See? It's already hurting.
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    Wow. We just may take this on the first try.
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    Holy Christ...
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    Yeah, this was totally expected.
    Death Count: 2
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    This time, let's try it again
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    Good, good.
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    Yeah, maybe we need some buffs.
    Death Count: 3
    [​IMG] Please, let me just buff up a little.
    'Kay
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    There. Happy?
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    Plus we have Spirit Armor (5% DR). Should come in handy.
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    Well, that didn't work very well.
    Death Count: 4
    [​IMG] Can we please just get rid of Cure Minor Wounds for something more effective in this fight?
    Sure.
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    Let's take Doom and Entangle. This'll be more useful than healing in a fight where one hit means death anyway.
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    We're buffed up, now let's try using those debuffs.
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    Shit. He got out of the AoE before I could get it off.
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    We are so screwed.
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    This is getting a little old.
    Death Count: 5
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    Here we get to see our fully buffed up hero
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    We cast Entangle near where we think he'll be.
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    Move along. Nothing to see here.
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    Okay, so we may have fired it off a little prematurely.
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    This outcome was predictable
    Death Count: 6
    [​IMG] Entangle hasn't been working. Why don't we just up my damage?
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    Okay, here you go. Gave you a single Shillelagh.
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    We managed to buff ourselves and debuff him.
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    This is actually going pretty good. It just may work!
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    Oh dear.
    Death Count: 7
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    Here's an idea.
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    Make sure the Entangle connects.
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    Now, just use your sling
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    We also doomed him after seeing him, just so he'd have a harder time escaping.
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    Boom.
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    Whoo, we've got him now!
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    Yeah, no way he's winning.
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    Cha-ching, I can almost see the level up in my head.
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    Yes!
    [​IMG] I... I won? I mean, of course I won!
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    Motherfucker...
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    We got the stuff identified at the FAI.
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    This may be a part of the quest, but +3 vs Piercing iss just too good to give up now. We'll just complete it later when this becomes obsolete.
    Total Deaths in this update: 6
     
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    You can now begin to vote for what happens after the entrance to Durlag's Tower in the voting thread.
     
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    Alright guys, here we are:
    05-Durlag's Entrance Part 1: The Arrival
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    Here's the lovely belt we looted inherited from Gorion. It's actually pretty bad and far more useful as gold.
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    Hey, what's that?
    [​IMG] What's what?
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    That.
    [​IMG] Holy God, yes! Lower AC FTW!
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    Yeah, well, you're gonna need it and soon.
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    Here we are leaving the area we found this in.
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    A gibberling! That gets us one step closer to our much needed level up!
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    Though not quite a big enough step.
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    This however, will definitely be enough.
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    [​IMG] Damn bears and their goddamn saving throws!
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    There. This'll be plenty.
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    Cha-ching!
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    We get Level 2 spell slots!
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    This may turn this whole thing around.
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    We'll take these for now. These are the spels that may come in handy when dealingt with the stuff we will be encountering soon.
    Next Area!
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    Oh. Uhh, we'll just ber leaving now. These aren't something we want to encounter quite yet.
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    Random encounters FTW!
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    Well, shit
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    Here's a wolf
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    Let's test out our new spell.
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    It's super effective.
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    [​IMG] What is this?
    I'm gonna be honest, I have no idea. I always just kinda passed by this area.
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    And we're gonna do just that right now!
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    Yes, he is completely clueless. We haven't even finished the second chapter yet.
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    Let's run
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    NO! Rigid Thinking! Damn high-level clerics! Don't think I'm not on to you!
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    Yup.
    Death Count: 8
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    Jesus Christ! Bandits on the other way we wanted to go.
    BTW, I've always liked this line.
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    We might have this!
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    That doesn't bode well...
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    No, not well at all.
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    Wait! One down! Just charge the other guy and we'll have this!
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    Okay good. Just kill him before...
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    Oh bullocks.
    Death Count: 9
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    A random encounter Ghoul
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    We have it!
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    It's- it's anyone's game now!
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    *sigh*
    Death Count: 10
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    Let's just aggro this one guy...
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    We have -7 AC versus Missiles you cheater!
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    So close, but yet so far...
    Death Count: 11
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    I couldn't even get any shots of the fight this time.
    Death Count: 12
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    MORE ASSASSINS!?
    [​IMG] What the hell did I do?
    It's less what you did, than what you are and what you should have done by this point.
    [​IMG] The hell does that mean?
    You'll see.
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    Oh, it will. And not just now.
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    Shot through the heart, and you're to blame!
    Death Count: 13
    It was about now that I realized that we couldn't get to where we were going because we hadn't gone to a prerequisite location.
    [​IMG] You mean to tell me that this has all been pointless filler that could have gotten taken out and replaced with "We went th wrong way and now we're at Ulgoth's Tits"?
    Ulgoth's Beard, actually.
    [​IMG] Don't change the subject!
    Okay, yes it was. Blame it on my anime-watching sensibilities.
    [​IMG] Goddamn you and all your ilk to a flaming inferno.
    Yep, he does
    [​IMG] I'm tired. Can we take a rest when we get to the next area?
    Sure.
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    [​IMG] What was that?
    Don't worry about it.
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    [​IMG] I'm worrying about it! Flame sword!
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    Told him not to worry.
    Death Count: 14
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    Here's the point of interest.
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    Problem?
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    Umberlee?
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    Of course we'll accept!
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    Yeah, no. One ankheg was enough to destroy us internally.
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    There's the "witch" we're looking for.
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    [​IMG] Yeah, yeah. Just tell me what's going on.
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    Magic summoned weapons duel
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    Looks like we win.
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    We decide to help her... for now.
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    Finally, Ulgoth's Beard, and here's the guy we needed to talk to.
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    So, he wants us to find his grandpa's dagger... In a haunted castle... Filled with monsters stronger than what we'll encounter in the base game outside of setpiece encounters.
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    Sounds fun!
    Let's go explore the rest of Ulgoth's Beard!
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    We'll do this later. We won't be able to handle it for a while.
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    yadayada
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    Yeah, whatever. He'll still be here when we want to do it.
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    Here's someone we were looking for.
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    We're gonna take his deal.
    [​IMG] WE ARE!?
    Yes.
    [​IMG] But it's obviously a scam.
    No, it's not
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    [​IMG] 500 Gold... gone.
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    Here we are at Durlag's Tower. We're having fun. Wish you could be here.
     
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    Wow, that was quite a painful experience. I'd like to yell at you to not engage melee enemies in melee when you have crappy weapons, armour, and are just crap at melee, but I'll just say that kiting enemies is much easier.

    But you don't need to go to Ulgoth's Beard before being able to go to Durlag's tower, I'm pretty sure. Unless they changed that in the EE (or unless it was changed in Tutu).
     
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    Yo guys. Here is the update where we make the least progress.
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    Yeah we're gonna need to look at this guy's inventory.
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    Here's an experiment. I heard that magical missile weapons could harm the horrors. Time to test that hypothesis.
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    [​IMG] Holy mother of God! What is that?
    A walking bundle of XP
    [​IMG] How much we talking?
    4k. Each.
    [​IMG] They're dead.
    Okay big boy. Go get 'em
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    Okay, so that cocludes this experiment. IT was still immune to my missile damage.
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    So let's buff ourselves up against their damage.
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    And whack it with a stick!
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    Yeah, uh... This is exactly what I expected.
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    Sadly, we'll be seeing a lot of these today.
    Death Count: 15
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    [​IMG] So, what's our plan this time?
    We're gonna ask him politely to not murder our face.
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    Well, it is not confirmed yet whether or not they count as mammals (I saw online that this could work too).
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    But we count as undead now
    Death Count: 16
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    Let's try it again!
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    Okay, so we may look like we're screwed. So, let's use one of our potions and try to Entangle him.
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    Okay, we've got him stuck.
    [​IMG] Okay, so now what?
    What do you mean?
    [​IMG] I can't hit him with anything ranged, because he's immune to missiles, and as a Druid I for some unknown reason, get no spells for direct damage.
    Crap.
    Wait. I know! Magic Missile wand!
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    It made the save...
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    We ded
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    They can take our lives, but they can never take our freedom!
    Death Count: 17
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    [​IMG] Damn right he's doomed.
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    Seems he reversed our Doom.
    Death Count: 18
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    We died so fast, I couldn't get a screenshot of what happened.
    Death Count: 19
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    Let's use our new spell weapon.
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    He didn't even get time to say flame on.
    Death Count: 20
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    If you read carefully, you'll notice that he didn't even have to apply his flame damage to kill me.
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    Here's our new loadout.
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    First, make it easier for us to hit
    Then, make him deal half damage with the fire.
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    We survived a hit!
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    And now he's doomed, making it harder for him to hit.
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    And now we summon our sword
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    And now we are dead
    Death Count: 21
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    Now we're all buffed up.
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    And we're gonna use Shillelagh because of its +1 to-hit bonus
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    This isn't going great, but still better than some other times.
    I didn't catch it, but you can guess that we died here.
    Death Count: 22
    [​IMG] Mommy, my blood doesn't taste very good, please stop making me eat it.
    How about this?
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    We're heading back to High Hedge.
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    And buy from Thalantyr
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    This could be good
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    This is what we wanted but we can't afford it.
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    Okay, this. This is what we're getting. It won't take the 1d4+1 from the missile damage, but it'll take the +1d6 from the electricity.
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    [​IMG] I'll take seven.
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    We didn't get a chance to deal our electricity damage.
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    Yes!
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    Again!
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    Boom! Headshot
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    Well, this wasn't totally unexpected
    Death Count: 23
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    This was a mistake.
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    Death Count: 24
    Total Deaths in the Update: 11
     
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    07-A Cloak and a Madman
    This is a bit of a short filler update where we clean up a couple of small side quests.
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    [​IMG] Back off scumbag! I can't deal with your crap right now.
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    [​IMG] Dude, you do realize I am THE Protagonist, right?
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    He is so dead
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    Well then, he's pretty tough for not being an adventurer.
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    But he was worth plenty.
    [​IMG] So, what are we doing here?
    Well, one of the readers wanted you to murder somebody and take his cloak.
    [​IMG] Where do I sign up?
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    Here's the old man.
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    [​IMG] Let's get buffed up
    I'm not sure you need to...
    [​IMG] And then smash his skull in.
    He died in one hit and we got his cloak.
    [​IMG] So what does it do?
    This.
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    17 Charisma
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    Here's some plot spoilers.
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    This gnoll had a potion of insulation. We'll just yoink that.
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    Here's what we were looking for.
    [​IMG] Why?
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    [​IMG] OMGZ, so hard! It's death.
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    We take him back, because that opens up the most XP-heavy route. Not that we took it.
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    [​IMG] Yeahyeah, just give me my XPs
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    [​IMG] Who's Oublek?
    The guy who's supposed to give us this quest.
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    Woooo /sarcasm
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    No level.
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    Yadayada, plot stuff
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    In my Berserker solo, I gave the Bhaalspawn this sword for a while. +3 and Berserk's major negative doesn't apply. The wonders of going solo.
     
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    08-Ulcaster's School For the Gifted, Part 1: Hogwarts' Future Never Looked Brighter
    We are taking Shardnax's second pick on today.
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    We've already got the quest, so we'll just head right down.
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    Let's just get right down to it.
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    We find this right inside the dungeon.
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    [​IMG] What? Just a wolf.
    It's not just a wolf. It's a dire wolf.
    [​IMG] What's the difference?
    It's like a wolf, but more dire.
    [​IMG] You're no help.
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    We were trying to summon a shillelagh, but it hit us pretty hard there and we lost focus.
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    This actually isn't going so bad.
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    Wow. We're gonna get it on the first.
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    There we go
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    [​IMG] Another Dire Wolf?
    No.
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    It's a Dread Wolf.
    [​IMG] So?
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    [​IMG] I'll just use my magic club.
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    I'll admit. This is going better than I thought it would.
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    Ouch.
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    And there we go.
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    Chrissake!
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    It was worth it though.
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    This was a great level up for us. Weapon proficiency is put into scimitar, got a THAC0 reduction of 2(!) and got the spells in my spellbook from the IWDification mod, so now we won't be as much of hot garbage in the field of direct damage.
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    Here's our new loadout for level one spells.
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    And in my level two spells.
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    Look at that.
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    Let's test some of these out.
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    Huh. Must be a glitch.
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    Let's try a different spell.
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    I think I've got a new favorite spell. Alicorn Lance is really good.
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    Here we go. This is the lowest XP creature besides the one Dire Wolf in the entire dungeon.
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    And nice loot.
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    What the hell was that?
    Death Count: 25
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    Ignore the enemies, I tripped a trap. It's sending a fireball our way.
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    *sigh*
    Death Count: 26
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    Same plan, same result.
    Death Count: 27
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    Let's kill it to take out our frustrations.
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    God, I love this spell.
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    Beast Claws. It gives me 18/75 strength and 1d6 base damage.
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    Oh, and it makes enemies die pretty quickly.
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    Let's try resisting the fire damage.
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    Hmm... Slightly better, we took less damage.
    Death Count: 28
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    Okay, this isn't working. We need a new plan.
    Death Count: 29
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    That didn't work
    Death Count: 30
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    Let's try using two resist spells, to see if they are additive or if they set the amount.
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    Didn't seem to. Let's try it out!
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    Nope.
    Death Count: 31
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    Yep, that spell is definitely bugged.
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    There's the trap that keeps killing us off.
    Hmmm... I've got an idea.
    [​IMG] If it doesn't involve me being cooked alive, I'm game.
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    Haha, it worked!
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    [​IMG] Yeah, whatever, they all die.
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    Wait, that's not a Dread Wolf! It's a Vampiric Wolf!
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    [​IMG] I'll just kill it.
    It may not be that easy...
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    Your shillelagh wore off.
    [​IMG] Pff, so?
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    They're immune to non-magic weapons...
    Death Count: 32
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    Just kill it, I don't even care anymore.
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    Yayyy...
    Will we be able to finish the Vampiric Wolf off? Will it kill and maim us many more times? Find out next update. Same Bat forum, same Bat thread!
     
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    09-Ulcaster's School For the Gifted Part 2: Quest for the Questgiver
    Hey, Part 2 here.
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    Starting off good
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    Beast Claws will make it better
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    My god, will we be able to take it out?
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    C'mon, c'mon
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    We've got it! It's done!
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    YEAH!!
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    LEVEL 3 SPELLS!
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    MOONBLADE!
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    CALL LIGHTNING!
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    See that? The trap didn't kill us.
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    But it almost did.
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    We drop the bullets in order to take some more loot.
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    This seems like it could be pretty useful.
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    We'll definitely be using this.
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    I'm in love with level 3 spells.
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    Let's test moonblade
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    ....AWESOME!!
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    Here we try out Protection from Fire
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    It's super effective.
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    It will die.
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    Most certainly bugged.
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    But this one isn't.
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    Are they really giving us trouble?
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    We get rid of Sunbug Bugscorch Sunscorch for something a little more useful.
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    Yeah, yeah. Let's kill it!
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    Start with the Alicorn, as per usual.
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    Oh, they stopped me from casting.
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    Holy god look at that damage!
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    Whoah. Let's hold off at least until we complete the quest, alright?
    Death Count: 33
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    That's a fun spell.
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    There he is.
    QUEST DONE!
     
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    10-Wraiths, What Are They Good For?
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    Here's our reward for the quest.
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    [​IMG] You are never to speak of this. Ever.
    Lips are sealed.
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    Let's leave.
    [​IMG] No! Wait! I never got to test out the bonus damage from Moonblade on anything.
    So?
    [​IMG] Let's go get that Wraith!
    Okay, if you say so...
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    Here he is. Go get 'im.
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    This isn't going very good
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    We got the moonblade out.
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    Okay, that was a suboptimal run.
    Death Count: 34
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    Let's get it out before the encounter.
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    I love the self-awareness at the end.
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    Okay, got Alicorn Lance off.
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    Whew, boy. That's a lot of damage.
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    But he deals a bit more than we do.
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    We've got to rethink the strategy.
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    Let's bless ourselves first for that sweet +1 THAC0.
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    We might work this out.
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    There we go.
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    C'mon, c'mon.
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    This is gonna be harder than we thought.
    Death Count: 35
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    I'll go around the corner while you bash them.
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    Let's start this with Moonblade out, us blessed and a Call Lightning ready to go.
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    BOOM! We got him now, he can't win.
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    YES!
    [​IMG] Wait, he was worth less than the Vampire Wolf. Like, a lot less.
    Yep.
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    Mopping up.
    Let's go identify our new equipment.
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    a +1 Flail
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    A wand of Fireball that we can't use.
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    That wardstone was a fake.
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    We get this potion case with some of our earnings.
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    Look how neat our inventory is.
     

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