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In Progress Let's Die In Wizardry V... Blind

Discussion in 'Codex Playground' started by Wayward Son, Aug 2, 2017.

  1. Wayward Son Fails to keep valuable team members alive

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    Howdy people of the Codex! I'm planning on doing this in the same way that someone in the 80s would have done it, barring extreme circumstances. This means: No Save-States, No Internet (To Look Up Maps and Such), Making My Own Map, etc. Without further ado, here's:
    Update 01: I'm Gonna Need Some Backup
    Part One: I'm Gonna Need Some Backup! (open)

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    And so it was that with heavy hearts, Sir Slaughter the Samurai and his friend and compatriat, Healer the Priest, returned the Castle from the Maze. They had brought in their four friends, and then a careless step led the party onto a small belt that transported them into a chute, which dropped them into a pit... hard. It killed Shadowstep the Thief, Saint Proseltizus the Bishop and the Mages Spellflinger and Turisas. "What shall we do, Sir Slaughter?" "We shall recruit more people to our cause. The loss of our longtime compatriats was a tragedy, but we must continue our work, in their name. We must spread the INCLINE and tell of the coming of ITZ." So, they went to the Training Grounds, just outside of town, to check out some of the recuits on offer.
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    "Hello, I am Castozor."
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    "I am very multi-talented," he said confidently.
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    "I'm a Bishop, I'm smart, pious and reasonably durable to boot."
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    I am Zep Zepo, a Thief."
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    "Yeah, I'm really durable for a Thief, I'm fast and extraodinarily lucky."
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    "The name's Kev. Kev Inkline. Mage extraodinaire."
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    They also recruited Zwanzig Zwoelf the Mage, but I didn't screencap that.
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    They K)ick the door in.
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    And are greeted by Slimes. Good starting combat for the newbs in the party.
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    We are greeted by trolls. "Oblivion is teh greatest EVAR." Horrible creatures, I stay away from them when I can.
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    They die. We now get a chest, which a Thief or Ninja can D)isarm after I)nspecting it.
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    Some reptiles. These should be easy. Or so the party thought. The smiles on their faces died down when they saw Zep Zepo, the Greatest Thief EVAR! (TM) go down from a single hit. They unleash the vengeance of the Codex upon them and there is nothing left but bones.
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    Disheartened by the loss of such an amazing ally, they go to the Training Grounds to procure another Thief.
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    They find Jinn. Someone who is better in every way than Zep Zepo. "I won't die right away, I promise."
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    We R)eorder for maximum efficiency. (Jinn has a bow and so can hit from further back.)
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    "lololol This gaem looks liek shit!"
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    They are crushed.
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    They encounter the relatives of the lizards from before, but are more careful this time and come through with only minor scratches.
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    "It is a Lapis Spine! Simple!" Jinn exclaims.
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    Woo!
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    Slaughter is really close to a level up.
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    Castozor is a bit further off.
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    Healer's XP count is very good.
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    Thieves level quickly. Won't be long before he catchess up with the rest of the party.
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    Kev and ZZ are near level up (relatively).
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    We go to the store and P)urchase a Katana for Sir Slaughter, to fit more thematically with his class.

    And that wraps up part one! Hope you enjoyed and see the need for recruits for the chopping block party. All character concepts are accepted, but may have to wait for enough of an opening to add them.
     
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  2. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    Sounds like you're in need of a ninja death squad!

    Fortunately, Roxorowski is a one-man ninja death squad, at your service.
     
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  4. MoistCloister Savant

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    I'll get by,
    as a Samurai,
    hope to live longer,
    than a fruit fly.
    If there's need for a sage,
    I'll moonlight as a mage.
     
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  5. octavius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Suggestion: change video mode to CGA to get correct colours.

    Hint: check for hidden doors everywhere there may be one. Your characters can't spot them, and they are not always in logical places.

    BTW, what happened with Dragon Wars?
     
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  6. Wayward Son Fails to keep valuable team members alive

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    It's still happening don't worry
     
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  7. Wayward Son Fails to keep valuable team members alive

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    Looks like your time has come, O MoistCloister the Sagely Mage Weeb.
    Edit: Wait, no, I had enough to pay for ressurection
     
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  8. Wayward Son Fails to keep valuable team members alive

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    This Ain't Yo Mama's 20x20 Grid No More. (open)

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    Healer gets a real nice level up.
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    Jinn got a level up
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    Kev and ZZ, as well. They both got great levels.
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    These are priest type enemies, they can deal spell damage. We'll be seeing more of them, I assure you.
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    Some phat lewts.
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    These Dark Figures are actually Nethermen, a quite difficult enemy (they led to the loss of one of my previous party members). Healer knows them all too well.
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    So we'll make sure this threat can't threaten us, by making them Sleep.
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    One dead, three disabled. This is a piece of cake.
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    Ah, yes. The good ole peaceful encounter. We leave it alone, because we have no way to ounter it if they get a Katino off.
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    These are unidentified Acolytes.
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    They managed to get a Badios off an kill one of our Mages dead. Bearing this tragedy, the party slaughters the last Acolyte and runs back to the surface.
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    I was going to roll another cahracter, but 500 G.P. isn't actually that much right now (Okay, it is, but I got bored and had almost 2k.)
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    From a few fights on the way back, Sir Slaughter recieved a level up. And a very good one might I add. He can now cast Dumapic, leaving our mages open for combat castings on lower floors. Also, look at that HP increase!
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    Castozor reached Level two. Not great, but definitely not bad for a level up. :salute:
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    Jinn got a great level up.
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    Holy fuck! :incline: of Zwanzig Zwoelf.
    Kev didn't get a level because he was dead while they fought their way out.
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    We have Castozor ID our lewtz.
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    We ell these for a pretty penny (We are all already outfitted with better equipment for those who can use it).
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    While exploring, we encounter this new guy. I don't think we've encountered one of these yet (maybe it was unidentified, who knows), but if it's ice, Halito's where it's at.
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    It died form a single hit from Sir Slaughter's katana.
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    Healer levels up.
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    Castozor hits level 3.
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    Jinn levels up.
    Massive :incline: for Kev Inkline.
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    As well as for ZZ.
    Now, you're probably wondering why I have characters at level 5 and I am still on Floor 1. Well, yousee, as was hinted at by the title of this update, Wizardry V no longer uses the Wizardry standard 20x20 grid. In fact, the levels are of various sizes. So, you see, Floor 1 is GIGANTIC compared to the size of the previous game's dungeons. It doesn't really feel like I'm overleveled, so I figure I'm doing alright.
    Map of Floor 1: In Progress (open)

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  9. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    i recommend putting spaces between text and pix
     
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  10. Wayward Son Fails to keep valuable team members alive

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    Part Three: Some More INCLINE
    Part Three: Some more INCLINE (open)

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    Curses!! Foiled again.

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    It dies... er, again that is

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    While exploring this 2x2 square room, we found a pit trap! Luckily, it wasn't very effective... Only Kev Inkline took substantial damage and he still survived.

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    Here's the status window.

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    Jinn moves to disarm a Lapis Spine.

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    These three men in robes attacked the party.

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    Then we face some Magicians.

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    :incline:

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    Massive :incline: of Healer.

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    Castozor gains some :incline:. :salute:

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    Jinn gains some Muscles of :incline:

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    Kev gets some minor :incline:

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    As does ZZ.

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    Kev only needs 67 XP. For context, that's less than half of an ice phantom.

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    I have Sir Slaughter pick up a couple of Potions of Dios, so that our expeditions can last longer (I don't like escaping from the dungeon without any means of healing on the way).

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    And Castozor got a chain +1

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    Healer casts Milwa, the light spell

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    After a single fight, we go back to get some Kev :incline:.
     
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  11. abnaxus Arcane

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    :negative:
     
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  12. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    I remember his Dungeon Lords lp. I had absolutely no idea what was going on in there, yet I followed its every update.
     
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  13. AArmanFV Learned

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    Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire
    This is good, if you want a little hint:

    Show Spoiler
    There is some secret doors in the level, but just one of them is reachable right now for you
     
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  14. Wayward Son Fails to keep valuable team members alive

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    Part Four: Filling Out The Map
    Part Four: Filling Out The Map (open)

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    Urgggg.... A locked door. My arch nemesis.

    It was about here that I figured that you should be able to pick locks (Damn my disabling of the UI.

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    A-ha!

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    DAMN!

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    Remember that dark area on the map I posted back in Part 2? I decided to actually explore it. However.... I got us lost for like five to ten minutes. After a while, I decided to start kicking walls randomly looking for a door that would lead us to a non-dark area.

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    Hey! It actually worked! We don't have any tokens, so we leave this alone for now. This wasn't the door I was looking for though, but I figured that I might be able to use this landmark to my advantage and managed to not only find my way to where I wanted to be, but also finish mapping the dark area.

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    Here's where I wanted to be!

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    This must be a reference, but I'm not getting it.

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    C'mon c'mon...


    Yeah, we didn't pick the lock.

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    Sir Slaughter and Healer know this place well, for it was through that door that tragedy befell them. However, while looking at the spell lists, I noticed a spell unique to Wizardry V. Litofeit, the LEvitation spell, allows the party to hover slightly above the ground, nullifying pit traps and the like, while making enemy ambushes less likely. However, as I figured out after heading back to town to rest up in preparation for my plan, we aren't high enough level yet to be able to cast it :(

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    Our return wasn't without benefit, however.

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    For Castozor gains a level!

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    Enemies like this make encounters interesting. They aren't just bags of ever-increasing HP. These low HP enemies are actually just as threatening as this floor's tanks.

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    On our way to our other target, we encounter some trolls. "LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL Dude, have you tried Fallout 4? I think it might be the bestest gaem evar! I wonder how anyone could play the dated first entry."

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    It was an ambush, so in order to use Katino (Sleep), we must use a scroll.

    They ended up slaughtered for their crimes.

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    We succeeded in picking this lock!

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    We end up in a room. At first, I think it's an ordinary room, but searching reveals otherwise.

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    We eventually find this one-by-one room that contains the Orb of Llylgamyn, which the priests at a temple area near the entrance request before they let you pass.

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    Jinn snatches the little thing.

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    Castozor identifies it as the Orb of Llygamyn.

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    Here's the one hall we haven't explored on this floor.

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    These are the best. They go down easily, are relatively non-threatening and give loads of XP.

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    See what I'm saying. We killed them in one round.

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    At this point, we're tired of trash mobs, so we use Mahalito, or Big Fire. It is Halito, but stronger and hits a whole group.

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    We are leaving the dungeon, having explored the whole floor besides the locked doors and the temple. We use Mahalito to get out of here quickly.

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    Sir Slaughter gained a level.

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    As did Jinn.

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    We spend most of the money to get our frontliner a set of bracers.

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    His AC drops to 4.

    I will post a map picture later when I get home.
     
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  15. Jason Liang Magister

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  16. Wayward Son Fails to keep valuable team members alive

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    I know!!!! Wanna sign up???
     
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  17. Jason Liang Magister

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    Blind? o my, how deadently delightful!
    Sure. QINALO when you need another Thief.
     
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  18. Wayward Son Fails to keep valuable team members alive

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    Part Five: TempleOS
    TempleOS (open)


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    We are going to explore an area that was gated off to us previously. There's a spot on the map that a priest will stop you and not let you enter unless you have the Orb, which we got in the last update.

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    Here's the entrance to the area.

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    Kthx let me through pl0x

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    I know we are worthy.

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    OH FFS!! :rage: The priests attack us EVEN AFTER WE GAIN ACCESS TO THE TEMPLE THEY ARE INSIDE OF!!!

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    At least this one makes a modicum of sense in that THEY AREN'T FUCKING PRIESTS!!!

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    I think we found a row of confession boxes. There's four or five one tile wide and long.

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    Ooh, another altar room. Let's see what's inside.

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    IT MUST BE A BOSS ENEMY!!! ATTACK!!!

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    Ok yeah, he's actually a peaceful NPC. Let's start out with a simple greeting.

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    La-La? What a goddamn nonsensical name for a deity.

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    We then ask him about the Orb.

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    Sir Slaughter: Heart of the Maelstrom

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    Sir Slaughter: Gatekeeper

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    Sir Slaughter: Yes

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    Sir Slaughter: Triaxial

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    Sir Slaughter: The Sorn

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    Sir Slaughter: Nexus(Mods)

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    This just gives us the same result as asking about the Nexus

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    Sir Slaughter: Llylgamyn

    This just gives us the same result as asking about the Orb (I had really hoped that he would give us some extra lore on the world tbh. Would've been a nice touch imo.)

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    We can also Barter with him

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    Here's what he has for sale. This is obviously gonna come in handy later on in a convoluted puzzle wherein we need to remember that this exists and come back to buy it. There's no way in hell that a useless figurine costs 25k

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    We can cast Katu, or Charm

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    Looks like we aren't Charming people. :\

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    :decline:

    Sir Slaughter: Balance

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    We literally turn around and get attacked by his minions. WTF, dude?

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    I am fucking tired of these goddammn random encounters in this motherfucking temple.

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    It's locked, we're attacked, we slaughter.


     
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  19. MoistCloister Savant

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    No need to rush, everyone will get in the grinder, preserve the ones alive so that you don't run out of recruits.Also, I ain't no damn weeb!

    Are these all the random encounters you've fought, or is their rate higher?

    This is making me want to resume my own playtrough of Wiz 6 .
     
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  20. Wayward Son Fails to keep valuable team members alive

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    Far higher. I only show ones that are decently interesting and will actually add something. If I took a screenie for each encounter, I might have two to four extra updates.
     
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  21. MoistCloister Savant

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    Damn. This did seem a little bit too low compared to the other games in the series, kudos for soldiering on.
     
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  22. octavius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Some areas have higher encounter rates than others.
     
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  23. Wayward Son Fails to keep valuable team members alive

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    I really am having fun, this is a good game, in fact I'd go so far as to say it's my favorite in the series.
     
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    Part Six: A Bad Idea Turns Out Good
    A Bad Idea Turns Out Good (open)

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    We start out with ZZ gaining a level.

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    As well as Kev.

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    Yikes. This.... might have been threatening if we hadn't hit average level of 6.

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    They die easily, and Castozor levels up.

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    I think this may be a clue to the ways to Floor 2. I think the asterisk and the U represents the Pit on Floor 2 that we killed most of the last party in.

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    We decide that picking some locks might work out better this time.

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    *SIGH*

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    Some trolls. They collapse before the Codexers' logical, reasoned argume- okay yeah, even I can't keep a straight face for that.

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    Healer gets a level

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    I decide to impulsively go with a very bad idea. I'm gonna repeat history and go into this door, which killed most of my original party.

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    This was a warning I did not and will not heed.

    We kick the door in and are dragged along by a conveyer belt to this:

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    Which drops us onto a pit.

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    That actually didn't hurt very much at all. Damn.

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    New enemy types. This could get interesting. We have our clerics cast spells to lower our AC, while the mages cast Mahalitos to soften up the enemies a bit for us, while Jinn and Slaughter go in for the kill...

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    We didn't even make it to the melee fighter's turns. The Mahalitos exploded everyone. I think we might have actually over-levelled a bit. Just a bit though.

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    Here's what I was looking for! This is the way back up to the first floor. I haven't been able to find it from the first floor, but I used it when I lost my last party. We decide to first finish exploring the floor, in order to find another way back up (or down, for that matter).

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    We walk into another pit and Kev is left almost dead.

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    Oh FFS!! :rage: We turned around FFS.

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    New caster enemy type.

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    It was about here that I realized that this must be a separate area from the rest of the floor. This map is a completely separated block.

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    So we climb back up.

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    Okay, we are now on the first floor, in a 2x2 square room. Now, only to find out how it connects to the rest of the floor.

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    We are left in a 1x1 room with a door out the other side.

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    Wait a tick! I recognize this area. This is actually relatively close to the entrance.

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    Jinn gains a level.

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    :decline: Come on Jinn!

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    We head back down, to try and find that rope area again, so we can find exactly which 1x1 cell it is through.

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    D.A.R.E to Say No To Drugs, Kids!

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    Okay, we make it back. Now, we go through the doors.

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    Okay, the door disappears behind us. We figure this must be a hidden door.

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    First, we cast Lomilwa, the Lasting Light spell.

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    This is the wall we came through.

    We search.... And search... and cast Calific... and cast... And nothing. It took me a minute, but I figured out this must have been a one-way door!

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    They head back to Gilgamesh's, a day well worked.
    Floor 1 Mostly Done (open)

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    The asterisk and the pound sign demark where the sections of the map on different pages line up

    Floor 2 Pit Section (open)

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    :salute::salute::salute::salute::salute::salute::salute::salute:

    Keep fighting the good fight, men.

    I played this past year and it was a challenge even without all the blind part.
     
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