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In Progress Let's kill goblins and eat plump helmets in Bloodstone: An Epic Dwarven Tale

Discussion in 'Codex Playground' started by Monstrous Bat, Feb 1, 2015.

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Who shall accompany Urist in his quest to retrive the bloodstone axe Khamalkhad?

Poll closed Feb 3, 2015.
  1. Poral

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Tara

    3 vote(s)
    60.0%
  3. Entor

    2 vote(s)
    40.0%
  4. Halan

    2 vote(s)
    40.0%
  5. Ranak

    1 vote(s)
    20.0%
  6. Maka

    2 vote(s)
    40.0%
  7. Kenit

    2 vote(s)
    40.0%
  8. Endel

    3 vote(s)
    60.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. octavius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Yeah, that pissed me off in MC2 too. That, and finding the NPCs in the huge starting city.
     
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  2. Monstrous Bat Arbiter

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    Two Cities

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    After meeting chieftain Torongo, we continued to wander around the town of Haraza for a while.

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    This is the smithing school, where we can pay to improve our metalworking skills. I don't think it's a very useful skill, though.

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    It also occured to me that Volni may have some different things to say now that she's in the party.

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    Bingo! We learned another teleportal combination. :incline:

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    I also discovered that we could take control of a companion and have her talk to Urist. I wonder what would happen if we asked Urist for advice?

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    how clever

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    Also, we saw some new faces appearing at the tavern.

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    [​IMG] "Advice?"
    [​IMG] "Urist, I have travelled great distances in search of knowledge."
    [​IMG] "Travel?"
    [​IMG] "If it is a journey you seek, try going to my home village, Galaq. It is west of here, beyond Phoroshe and the mountains, on the shores of a lake."
    [​IMG] "Galaq?"
    [​IMG] "It is the town of men."

    Sounds sexist.

    [​IMG] "Phoroshe?"
    [​IMG] "It is the Tamar town due east of this place."
    [​IMG] "Where have you travelled to?"
    [​IMG] "My travels are beyond the constraints of these shores! I seek and use teleportals to aid in my journeys. All matters concerning them interest me."
    [​IMG] "Interest?"
    [​IMG] "Knowledge of the teleportals and their combinations must be hard won, and I doubt that you can tell me something I don't already know. Seek Smorqa in Kafari. She knows who sells the tiles necessary to journey through the teleportals."

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    [​IMG] "I see you carry the famous axe, Aroten! You must be the survivors of the Hoprus clan that lived beneath the mountains between us and the Morin clan."
    [​IMG] "Aroten?"
    [​IMG] "Surely you know that the axe you possess is the mighty Aroten! Created by the great dwarven smith, Arogus, and the long dead wizard, Morg'ten Kara, the axe was presented to the first chieftain of clan Hoprus when it was formed."
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    [​IMG] "Your clan's neutrality in the warring between the Tamar and Morin clans was a source of great aggravation to both clans. But, now that your clan has been massacred by the Taldor, I guess the point is moot."
    [​IMG] "You already knew about the massacre?"
    [​IMG] "The destruction of your clan by the Taldor will serve as a great warning to both clans that only through unity can the monsters of the west be turned back."
    [​IMG] "Tamar?"
    [​IMG] "Our great clan is civilized and well advanced. Unlike the Morin, we cultivate learning and progress. Some day, all of Tarq will be under the rule of the Tamar clan!"
    [​IMG] "Morin?"
    [​IMG] "They are powerful, but vulgar and unwashed. My clan will not allow their uncouth ways to destroy our progress!"
    [​IMG] "Tarq?"
    [​IMG] "That is the name of this great land. It must be bad living in a cave all your life."
    :bunkertime:

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    We then went to the armor shop and bought a steel helmet for Urist and Halan each. All armor in MC series do one thing: absorb a certain amount of damage whenever the wearer was struck with a weapon. This should help with our survivability a bit.

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    Later, a serving girl showed up at the tavern.

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    Good to know.

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    I find it pretty bizarre that there would be so many reference to ales but no way to actually do anything with them. Perhaps there was originally planned to be a mechanic that allows you to offer beers to NPCs to make them more friendly like in MC1, but was cut from the game due to time constraints.

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    It's like the thing Roguey was talking about!

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    We're done with Haraza for now. Time to visit Kafari, I think.

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    We went south through the mountain pass.

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    Later, we encountered another group of monsters.

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    The monsters are a weird mix, with one dimelf, one hightaldor and two tlatols. Volni thinks they look nervous, though, so maybe we should try diplomacy first?

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    We're doing "Greet" this time.

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    Ha! They're so afraid of us that they're willing to give us money if we'll let them live. :smug: 12 coins isn't a lot, but we'll still take up this offer.

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    We eventually found ourselves in another grassland to the south.

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    Ah, this must be the grove we heard about earlier!

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    Sacred groves are kind of like free inns in the wild, with a bunch of "magical beds" (look like glorified grassy pits). We'll be safe from monsters while we're resting here.

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    Going further south, we eventually reached the Morin town of Kafari.

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    Note how Kafari looks significantly different from Haraza. Here you have wooden buildings with pitched roof instead of stone ones with flat roof.

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    This is the tavern.

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    Not much people to see at this hour.

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    The serving girl here says exactly the same lines as the one in Haraza.

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    [​IMG] "Ale?"
    [​IMG] "Which kind of ale do you like, Urist? The local inhabitants brew a fine dark ale - I highly recommend it."

    No, we still can't buy ales.

    [​IMG] "Advice?"
    [​IMG] "When you're not enjoying a nice brew, journey to the southeast of our town. An ancient temple lies in that region. It is reported to be full of half-alive, or should I say, half-dead, creatures."

    A dungeon populated by undeads? Intriguing.

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    There's a small house in the southwestern part of the town.

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    Turned out it's actually a temple of some god.

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    There's a word on the altar. We noted it down.

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    Oh, so this is the temple of Ziphanu.

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    After leaving the temple, we went to visit a dwarf in his home.

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    [​IMG] "Advice?"
    [​IMG] "Far to the west, in the land of Hataan, lies an ancient temple, the temple of Ziphanu, god of the air!"
    [​IMG] "Temple?"
    [​IMG] "This temple is a relic of times past, times when the the gods roamed the earth with their children. In these troubled time, however, we are left to struggle on our own."
    [​IMG] "Struggle?"
    [​IMG] "We have lost many brave fighters in our struggles against the Tamar. If you could retrieve the magic orb buried in the temple, my chief, Rakan, and our whole tribe, will be in your debt."
    [​IMG] "Buried?"
    [​IMG] "My family has passed down this information from generation to generation, in the hopes that one such as you would one day come to our aid. The orb is buried in the far northeastern room of the temple, between the altar and platform of swords."

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    We also found a guitar shop, but nobody is here at this hour.

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    [​IMG] "Advice?"
    [​IMG] "I see great things in your future, Urist. The actions you choose will shape the history of Tarq."
    [​IMG] "Actions?"
    [​IMG] "Choose them wisely, Urist. The wrong decisions can lead you down a dark path of destruction. Seek other wise people in Tarq to aid your journey."
    [​IMG] "Wise?"
    [​IMG] "Sagely individuals who sell the mystical spell totems and magic teleportal tiles abound in Tarq."
    [​IMG] "Individuals?"
    [​IMG] "Well, there's Manteki in Tulara, Trillax in Phoroshe, Dorein in Rulaan and the Tlengle Rnjrnet in Marat."
    [​IMG] "Totems?"
    [​IMG] "The spell totems are an adventurer's greatest aid. They allow you to tap elemental forces and shape great magical effects."
    [​IMG] "Tiles?"
    [​IMG] "The tiles, Otala, Aster, Dunha, Henta and Berat, when used in the proper combinations, instantly transport you to various places in Tarq."
    [​IMG] "Combinations?"
    [​IMG] "Loremasters have much information on teleportal combinations, as do seasoned adventurers."

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    More random landscape shots.

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    We'll be sure to.

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    This is the inn.

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    Huh... What does a runemaster do?

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    So we can memorize spells here? Couldn't we just do it at the inn?

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    Ah, so the catch is we can memorize spells from a totem we don't own here? Unfortunately, it seems that non-wizard characters can't use runemaster service, even if they are capable of spellcasting. Oh well, maybe we'll come back later when we've recruited a wizard.

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    A nameless NPC. Let's ask her about local news.

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    This kid is very racist

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    There're even sheeps in this game!

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    [​IMG] "Advice?"
    [​IMG] "Horatio sells many fine instruments, but none as fine as one I once saw, in the hands of a travelling minstrel."
    [​IMG] "Minstrel?"
    [​IMG] "A lyre of gold and platinum he played, and his tongue was as sweet as a gentle breeze on a hot summer day. People whispered that his great skill was due to his being blind, that he could create vision for himself in his
    music."
    [​IMG] "Blind?"
    [​IMG] " Although I no longer know where the blind minstrel can be found, should you run across him, ask him to play the Lay of the Death Mask."
    [​IMG] "Death?"
    [​IMG] "The song was the most beautiful I ever heard. It told the the tale of the death of the first dwarf and the beautiful ceremonial death mask he was given by Rohrkahd."

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    Speaking of Raan, his shop is actually just nearby.

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    Unlike the weapon shop in Haraza, Raan's shop actually has crossbows for sale.

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    There's also an archery school in this town.

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    We went to check the tavern again and saw some new faces.

    [​IMG] "Advice?"
    [​IMG] "I seek my husband, Atun. Have you seen him?"
    [​IMG] "I'm afraid not."
    [​IMG] "I'm very worried about him. If you see him, tell him that I love him."

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    [​IMG] "Advice?"
    [​IMG] "Beware of the Tamar, Urist. They will beguile you with their fancy words and make you think that we are the cause of all this fighting! Also, try to have a representative of every race with you. They all have important things to say."
    [​IMG] "Tamar?"
    [​IMG] "The Tamar clan lives to the north and are our main rival. They are arrogant and think that all the other tribes should bow to their will!"

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    This is the gemcutting school we heard about earlier.

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    There's another gem trader in this town.

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    We could also sell our gems to him (we started with some) for cash, though we didn't do so.

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    [​IMG] "Advice?"
    [​IMG] "You're in the right place, Urist. You won't get far without one of my warm sealskin suits."
    [​IMG] "Sealskin?"
    [​IMG] "The freezing rivers of Tarq are virtually uncrossable without them. The other alternative is to find a bridge, but they are usually guarded fearsome monsters."

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    This guy sells sealskins. We'll save buying these for later.

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    [​IMG] "Advice?"
    [​IMG] "Some think that music is just entertainment, but it has mystical powers as well."
    [​IMG] "Powers?"
    [​IMG] "Played by someone of skill, it can terrify your enemy and encourage your allies!"

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    Horatio sells musical instruments. They're probably useful, but also quite expensive.

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    Finally, this is chief Rakan's home. As before, we have to know the chief's name to enter.

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    :kingcomrade: "In the days of yore, the gods gave treasures to those powerful in mind and body. As the ages past, these treasures were lost to marauding tribes and monster hordes. Now, many, many lifetimes later, the treasures are but a memory recorded in the tablets of the loremasters. I have no right to ask anything of you, but if you find any of these treasures, please give them to me. With the treasures in my possesion, all the dwarves in Tarq will recognize my superiority and flock to my banner. United, we Dwarves can defeat the Taldor and other evil creatures. But separated, as we are now, we shall fall, tribe by tribe. In return for your help, I will do what I can to aid you in your adventures."
    [​IMG] "Loremasters?"
    :kingcomrade: "The Morin Loremaster is located in our sister city of Tulara, to the west of here. Your adventures will be aided if you journey there and research the subject 'Taldor'. It might give you an edge in fighting the beasts."

    That's it for the Morin chieftain. He seemed a lot more reasonable than Torongo at least, maybe he'll even get a treasure or two.

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    After meeting with the chieftain, we visited the tavern again.

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    I thought you were a trader? :rpgcodex:

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    [​IMG] "Advice?"
    [​IMG] "When Rohrkhad imprisoned the gods, Ziphanu, the air god, hid in Hataan. Legend has it that he was entombed in the ruins there."
    [​IMG] "Ruins?"
    [​IMG] "You should talk to Rolg at the bar in Tulara."

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    [​IMG] "Advice?"
    [​IMG] "It doesn't matter what tribe you come from, Urist, we all die in the end and then we go to Rohrkhad's castle."
    [​IMG] "Castle?"
    [​IMG] "When the children die, they go to the home of their god. If they have done well, they become guardians of the castle. If they have done poorly, they work in the ice mines under the castle. Either way, they serve Rohrkhad."
    [​IMG] "Home?"
    [​IMG] "The gods banished Rohrkhad after he imprisoned them, so his castle is empty except for its guardians. No one knows where the castle is for sure, but some say that a crazy old man up north has been there..."

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    [​IMG] "Advice?"
    [​IMG] "You know, Urist, every party of adventurers needs a quality wizard. Do you know how you can tell a good wizard from a bad one?"
    [​IMG] "...No?"
    [​IMG] "I really shouldn't impart this information, but I like you. All the best wizards have names starting with the letter 'M', and there's no substitute for a good M wizard. Most of us know some teleportal combinations, too."
    [​IMG] "Teleportal?"
    [​IMG] "To get back to Asarene, use a Berat tile, followed by two Dunha tiles."
    [​IMG] "Would you join us in our journey?"

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    Here are Maxon's stats. He's a wizard (which is considered a race in the MCverse) and he comes with a Chalta spell totem in his possesion, in addition to having some pretty nice skills and attributes. Yep, we're taking this guy.

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    And so the final vacancy in our party has been filled. :incline:

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    [​IMG] "Advice?"
    [​IMG] "When you live in this area as long as I have, Urist, you come to know all its secrets."
    [​IMG] "Area?"
    [​IMG] "Dormani has a grove in the tundra forest south of here and an herb patch between the two forests southwest of here. To the south, along the coast, is the entrance to a ruin, but before you go you should talk to Torm when he comes in."

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    [​IMG] "Advice?"
    [​IMG] "The rivalry between us and the Tamar clan is so extreme that it may be too late for even Khamalkhad to unite the tribes."
    [​IMG] "Khamalkhad?"
    [​IMG] "It is the axe created by Rohrkhad so that Dalkhad could defend the dwarven race. It is said to be in Rohrkhad's castle, but no one knows where it is or even if it exists!"

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    [​IMG] "Greetings. Bolrus said you know something about the ruin to the south."
    [​IMG] "If you want my advice, stay away from the southern tip of Dormani! There is a ruin there with hideously powerful monsters. No treasure is worth your life."
    [​IMG] "Treasure?"
    [​IMG] "The research I have done on the ruin leads me to believe that there are three treasures of note in the ruin: the Death Mask of Rohrkhad, Natal, and the hide of the azure sky shark."
    [​IMG] "Death?"
    [​IMG] "It was made for Rohrkhad, the All father of the dwarves, from his own tears when the first dwarf died. Shedara knows more about the mask. She lives in town somewhere."
    [​IMG] "Natal?"
    [​IMG] "Natal is a magical axe created by the water god from the bones of a million dead fish. He made it for the merman, Bloogridpr, who was killed by the Tlengle Kripipip before he could receive it. It was made to fight fire creatures."
    [​IMG] "Hide?"
    [​IMG] "Sky Sharks are predatory fish that swim through the air. Their hide rots very quickly, and none have been able to cure it in time. However, one hide was cured by ancient means now lost to us."

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    Well, I think we've talked with every NPC in Kafari. Time to get moving, then.

    Before we would start wandering around, Urist distributed the supplies equally among party members, then everyone used a nift. Monsters in this game can actually do massive damage in combat, so it's important to make sure that we're well protected.

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    We ran into some taldors shortly after leaving Kafari.

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    What, no money for us this time? Boo. Let's kill 'em.

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    On the first turn, Urist ate a gonshi and fell two taldors with Aroten.

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    Volni also wounded a taldor, and the archers finished him off. On Maxon's turn, I had him casting Acidball to test its damage.

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    Urist killed the sole remaining taldor on the next turn, and the battle is won.

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    Sadly, the taldors didn't have much in terms of treasure.

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    After the battle, we went to the sacred grove to recuperate.

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    Here I decided to adjust our totem distribution a bit. In combat, Urist, with his powerful axe, is generally too busy cutting the enemies down to have time for spellcasting, so he gave his Gimlai to Maxon, who in turn transferred his Chalta to Halan.

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    Halan will memorize some Resurrect, Maxon will memorize Lightning, and others will spend some time repairing weapons and armor.
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    Later, it occured to me that Maxon, being a wizard, should be able to use the runemaster's service.

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    So my assumption was right. We can rent spell totems here. The price is rather high though, so maybe we should postpone doing so.

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    I remember Bolrus saying there's a mushroom patch to the southwest of Kafari. Maybe we should try to find this patch for some free mushrooms.

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    It's here! That's easier than I thought.

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    Unfortunately, the mushroom growing here is the plump helmet sermin, rather than gonshi as I had hoped. Ah well, sermins are still useful.

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    We grabbed a bunch of sermins, but was careful to leave a few patches so that the mushrooms could grow back.

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    We've already found the mushrooms, and I felt we weren't prepared for the ruin to the south of Kafari, so Pradaqa will probably be our first dungeon. Before that, though, we should go back to Haraza and upgrade our gears.

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    We went to the gem trader and sold most of our gems. Jades were the least valuable, and sapphires were the most. We didn't sell the alabasters because they're useful in dungeons.

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    Selling all the gems netted us more than 2000 coins. Now to spend these on equipment...

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    We bought a few weapons at T'kalo's shop. Halan got a longsword, and the amazons got a medium crossbow each.

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    Unfortunately, it turned out that Endel actually didn't have enough strength to use the medium crossbow, so she's forced to keep the light one she started with. The medium crossbow went to Halan.

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    We also bought two suits of steel plate (the best plate this town has to offer) for Urist and Volni, as I plan to use them as our frontline fighters. The plate armor were quite expensive, however, and we're left with less than 300 coins after the purchase.

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    Urist sold his old ring mail because he didn't need it anymore. Volni gave her dwarven chain to Maxon. AFAIK there's no spellcasting penalty caused by wearing heavy armor, so wizards could also wear them.

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    Better not spend the rest of our money. Maybe we'll need them later.

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    Time to get going, then. Pradaqa is to the northwest of Haraza, isn't it?

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    Well, that was easy to find.

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    Unfortunately, it turned out that the gate was magically locked. Now, readers of my MC1 LP should be familiar with this concept - just like MC1, dungeons gate in Bloodstone can only be opened by whispering the corret "magical words", which we don't know about.

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    I guess we have no choice other than interviewing more people, then. Phoroshe is the closest town from Praquda, so maybe someone here may know the magical words for the tower...


    Bonus Content: Map of Tarq

    Here's a scan of the map of Tarq. It's blurry as hell (you could barely make out the text) but it's the only one I managed to find.
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  3. Azira Arcane Patron

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    Codex 2012
    An update! :yeah:
     
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  4. Monstrous Bat Arbiter

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    Jump the Skyshark

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    Welcome to the town of Phoroshe. This is a Tamar town, so the architecture here is similiar to that of Haraza.

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    Just so you know what kind of bedtime stories the dwarves tell their children. :M

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    This kid is a big fan of Bucky.

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    Oh, so this is the weapon shop?

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    [​IMG] "Advice?"
    [​IMG] "I pride myself on my large selection of weaponry. I've axes, swords, even a crossbow or two."
    [​IMG] "Crossbow?"
    [​IMG] "It's more of a novelty than anything else. Those cowardly Morin use them quite a bit, however."

    And judging by the fact that your clan still exists, they're probably not very good with it.

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    Anyway, here's Dryson's merchandise. He sells some pretty good melee weapons.

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    There's also an axe school here.

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    A generic NPC. Time to catch up on the local gossip...
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    [​IMG] "Advice?"
    [​IMG] "When faced with great adversity, Urist, one of my drums is the best answer."
    [​IMG] "Drums?"
    [​IMG] "When you beat it, your party will rally around you and crush the enemies!"

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    This is the Tamar's shop of musical instruments. Nothing new to see here.

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    Phoroshe also has a runemaster. Some different totems are available for rent here.

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    The tavern! Maybe someone here would know how to enter Pradaqa.

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    [​IMG] "Ale?"
    [​IMG] "We've got Bazard Ale and Bazard Light, which do you prefer?"
    [​IMG] "Prefer?"
    [​IMG] "I'm a Light dwarf, myself. I'll tell ya', Urist, after a hard day of killing monsters, nothing satisfies like a Bazard Ale or Bazard Light."
    [​IMG] "Advice?"
    [​IMG] "Watch out for roving bands of Taldor in and around Pradaqa Tower."
    [​IMG] "Taldor?"
    [​IMG] "Taldor are fierce savages, like misshappen dwarves in appearance, and yet, in a way, different. The hatred between the two races is almost, but not quite, legendary."
    [​IMG] "Pradaqa?"
    [​IMG] "The large, foreboding tower to the northeast of here is rumored to be full of Taldor, and worse."

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    No, the tavern still doesn't sell any ale.

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    [​IMG] "Advice?"
    [​IMG] "Sometimes my dad tells me stories about a man made of water called Melmalan, that was turned to ice by Rohrkhad!"
    [​IMG] "Water?"
    [​IMG] "He was made out of water, and he was strong, and he ruled the seas, and he was big, and fishpeople prayed to him, and he lived in the ocean."
    [​IMG] "Rohrkhad?"
    [​IMG] "One day, Rohrkhad, the god of all the dwarves, got tired of the other gods messing up his world, so he imprisoned them so that they wouldn't break his world. He trapped the water guy in a block of living ice!"
    [​IMG] "Trapped?"
    [​IMG] "The trapped gods trapped Rohrkhad too! They made it so he couldn't walk on the world. So now he watches from his Throne in the Stars and appears only in visions."

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    [​IMG] "Advice?"
    [​IMG] "I'm Tlengle and I'm proud! I have travelled extensively in this area and have information about its geography, if you're interested."
    [​IMG] "Yes, I'm interested."
    [​IMG] "I know quite a bit about special places in the regions of Kalased and Senerat."
    [​IMG] "Kalased?"
    [​IMG] "Kalased is mostly a featureless plain: you might say a plain plain, but there are three little-known locations that I can tell you about."
    [​IMG] "Which three?"
    [​IMG] "There is a protected grove in a forest north of here and west of Pradaqa; a patch of mystical herbs lies northwest of Haraza at the edge of a forest; and a shrine of some sort also lies northwest of Haraza but before the forest."
    [​IMG] "Senerat?"
    [​IMG] "In Senerat, there is a grove southeast of Galaq, the Human town, and west of here, over the mountains. There is also a patch of herbs south of here, in a forest by the mountains. Do not pick them all, so they can grow back."

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    We invited Phizliphf to our party, but he wouldn't join. Ah well.

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    (note: this is an amazon)
    [​IMG] "Advice?"
    [​IMG] "There is nothing a man can do that a woman cannot, but I must admit a good wizard can be invaluable. Not only are their spells useful, they seem to know a great deal about ancient places."

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    A gambling hall!

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    Well, let's try this. Better not take too much chance, though.

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    :yeah:
    Honestly though, I'm a bit surprised that gambling is still a thing in Bloodstone. It's a pretty terrible mechanic in my opinion.

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    This is the supply shop.
    [​IMG] "Advice?"
    [​IMG] "If you're going into a tower, take along a good supply of picks."
    [​IMG] "Picks?"
    [​IMG] "You'll need them to open the many chests you'll find."

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    There's also a small island at the center of Phoroshe, only accessible via a bridge. I'm not sure if it serves any particular purpose.

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    And this is a temple.

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    Oh, it's that water god who was turned into ice by Rohrkhad.

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    [​IMG] "Advice?"
    [​IMG] "Take along a good supply of herbs and mushrooms. I sell all types here, and at bargain prices!"

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    Finally, a herb shop. I was beginning to worry that these may not even exist in Bloodstone.

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    We bought two pouches of gonshi and one pouch of potion.

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    [​IMG] "Advice?"
    [​IMG] "The only true way to defeat the monsters of Tarq is through the use of the arcane arts."
    [​IMG] "Arcane?"
    [​IMG] "When the world was new, Rohrkhad gave unto his children seven totems of power, each with a full complement of prestidigitational powers. To his highest priests, he gave the power to replicate these totems for those deemed worthy."
    [​IMG] "Replicate?"
    [​IMG] "Although the art of replication is long lost, the totems are still known to exist. I myself have a supply of Ashard and Chalta totems, which I can sell to you."

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    Trillax sells spell totems. These might be very useful, but we can't afford to buy any right now because they're extremely expensive.

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    [​IMG] "Advice?"
    [​IMG] "My father, a great adventurer in his time, told me a wonderful tale once. He was on an island full of big, red lizards who told really corny jokes. The lizards showed him a dungeon at the very northern end of the island."
    [​IMG] "Dungeon?"
    [​IMG] "It was called Anthorn or Anforn or something. In this dungeon, he found a beautifully wrought sceptre. He wanted to return home with it but was set upon by a horde of nasty undead, so he secured it in a chest in a room on the third level of the dungeon."

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    Huh, there's a lone residence in the northwestern corner of the town. It's probably important, though we'll have to go around the river to reach it.

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    [​IMG] "Advice?"
    [​IMG] "I have heard legends of an ancient complex carved under the ground. It is said that many great treasures lie hidden in its bowels."
    [​IMG] "Complex?"
    [​IMG] "The place is called Delqafi. It is said that it was the ancestral home of the Taldor before the Bazards drove them out. If you go into the hills, between the mountains that lie southwest of here, you will surely find
    it. Perhaps you can enlist the aid of a renegade Taldor to help you get in. If you do convince Taldors to join you, take them to a tavern. They love to drink and when they're drunk, they love to talk."
    [​IMG] "Treasures?"
    [​IMG] "There are two great treasures rumored to be sequestered in those vaults: The Bowl, and the lost Taldor axe of legend, Mukora. By the way, I talk a great deal so stick wtih me."
    [​IMG] "Bowl?"
    [​IMG] "The bowl belonged to Gorgo, the fattest dwarf that ever lived. He always ate from it and took it with him wherever he went. It is said that the owner of the bowl will never grow hungry. The Bazards didn't when they ate Gorgo."
    [​IMG] "Owner?"
    [​IMG] "The bowl has no owner now, but I understand that a Morin dwarf whose name begins with 'F' lives in Tulara and collects bowls. He may know something about it."
    [​IMG] "Mukora?"
    [​IMG] "This magic axe was created by Palelil, the Taldor god, so that Grefrin, the first born of the Taldor race, would smite Dalkhad, the first dwarf."
    [​IMG] "Smite?"
    [​IMG] "With unearthly strength and magical fire, Mukora's head was forged from the metal of a fallen star with a shaft of petrified oak. In the hands of Grefrin, Palelil commanded that Mukora destroy Dalkhad."
    [​IMG] "Dalkhad?"
    [​IMG] "Rohrkhad, the god of the dwarves, saw this and created Khamalkhad. He gave it to Dalkhad so that he could defend himself in the coming battle."
    [​IMG] "Battle?"
    [​IMG] "The battle between Grefrin and Dalkhad was brutal, but in the end, only Dalkhad stood. This so infuriated Palelil that he struck down Dalkhad and stole away with Grefrin and Mukora. Only legends persist."
    [​IMG] "Legends?"
    [​IMG] "Taldor legends insist that the possessor of Mukora will RULE ALL GALAXIES!"
    [​IMG] "...Uh, what about Khamalkhad then?"
    [​IMG] "The mightiest axe ever made, the shaft is of Methreal and the head is of Bloodstone."
    [​IMG] "Methreal?"
    [​IMG] "It is the strongest metal known. No one living has been able to forge anything with it. A few suits of armor do exist, remnants of a time long past."
    [​IMG] "Bloodstone?"
    [​IMG] "The hardest stone known to dwarf, it is impossible to mine, and when encountered, must be dug around. Some say it is the blood of Rohrkhad himself!"
    [​IMG] "You said the Bazards drove the Taldors from Delqafi?"
    [​IMG] "Savage and intelligent giant lizards. I've only seen one, and that was as it ate my raiding party. I barely escaped by diving into a river without my sealskin on. It would seem that they can't swim."

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    [​IMG] "Advice?"
    [​IMG] "Don't be afraid of me, your mother wasn't! But seriously, can I join your party? I'm looking for a good day job."
    [​IMG] "Job?"
    [​IMG] "Chopping monsters, of course. Let me tell you, those Tlatol can be a real pain. Why, just the other day one tried to kidnap my wife. I said, 'Take my wife, please, and I'll give you eight gold pieces to let me watch.'"
    [​IMG] "Tlatol?"
    [​IMG] "Nasty creatures. You might confuse them with us, but the Tlatol lack our beautiful red scales. Back home, we capture them and let the young 'uns practice their stand-up routines on them."
    [​IMG] "Home?"
    [​IMG] "I come from the far island of Balat. There are also Tlengle on the island of Noromi. The only known mode of transport to these islands is to use a teleportal."
    [​IMG] "Transport?"
    [​IMG] "To get to Balat, use an Aster tile, a Berat tile and another Aster tile. A Henta tile, an Otala tile and a Dunha tile will take you to Noromi."

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    Pakkr is another possible companion. His skills are okay and he comes with some good equipments. I briefly considered ditching Endel for him, but in the end I decided that no amount of good equipment is worth putting up with his "jokes".

    What's with you tlengles and your red scales, anyway? Have you guys never heard of camouflaging?

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    [​IMG] "Advice?"
    [​IMG] "The plains of Kalased are beautiful except for that eyesore of a tower to the northwest!"
    [​IMG] "Eyesore?"
    [​IMG] "I speak of the ancient tower called Pradaqa. For many years, it was just an elegant ruin from a long forgotten time, but now it is the stronghold for the twisted Taldor!"
    [​IMG] "Stronghold?"
    [​IMG] "Yes indeed, they use the tower to store their tools of war and other necessary supplies. On the top floor they keep the Moon Scarab that shines from the tower every full moon."
    [​IMG] "Scarab?"
    [​IMG] "The Moon Scarab glows brightly every full moon. During that time, it is said to bring death to the enemies of the possessor. In the hands of a dwarven chief, it would be very useful."

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    [​IMG] "Advice?"
    [​IMG] "Borton, a would-be apothecary, knows the word you need to whisper to bring down the drawbridge of Pradaqa."
    [​IMG] "Borton?"
    [​IMG] "He is currently bitter because his assistant stole his only supply of some rare herb. I'm sure he would be willing to trade the word for the herb. Go talk to him. He lives in the northwest corner of town."

    Aha! We finally have a lead as to where to look for the password of Pradaqa. Though we were going to check the house to the northwest anyway.

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    Huh, there's a hollowed part of this building that seems completly inaccessible. Probably nothing important.

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    There's a LOT of crops planted in the western part of the town. I guess this is their crop field.

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    Well, we've finally arrived at Borton's home. This guy sure likes to live in remote locations.

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    [​IMG] "Advice?"
    [​IMG] "I fancy myself somewhat of an apothecary. But Falk, the herbalist, rarely has the ingredients I need to make my special concoctions."
    [​IMG] "Ingredients?"
    [​IMG] "One in particular, Lilten, is quite difficult to find in Kalased. An old charlatan, Groval, always used to have a good supply, but he was run out of town several years ago."
    [​IMG] "Lilten?"
    [​IMG] "With such an herb, I can make many useful household items; crabweed killer, berry fermenter, lots of different things. What's more, if you can find some for me, I will tell you the word needed to enter Pradaqa Tower."
    [​IMG] "Okay, so where's this charlatan you spoke about?"
    [​IMG] "He used to invite all the young dwarves over to his house to play. The townspeople, although lacking proof of any funny business, could no longer tolerate his behavior. He was run out of town and was last seen heading west towards Amqal."

    So we have ourselves a fetch quest. Great. I hope this guy won't be too hard to find.

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    It's getting late, so we went to the inn and rent a room for the night.

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    On the next morning, we went to the tavern and met some more people.

    [​IMG] "Advice?"
    greendwarf "It is too bad that the fighting between ourselves and clan Morin is so intense. It would be nice to exchange rumors with the women of their clan."
    [​IMG] "Rumors?"
    greendwarf "Rumor has it that a crazy man living to the north, by the ice, says he can make dwarves float across the ocean, but he says you need a special hammer that's hidden in Delqafi. Also, I hear that Trillax sells teleportal tiles."

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    [​IMG] "Advice?"
    [​IMG] "On the altars of the trapped gods are words which are rumored to free the gods temporarily. Those who free a god are rewarded. A god can affect the world in many ways, if he is prepared when summoned."

    But wasn't it Rohrkhad himself who had imprisoned these gods? Should we really try to free them?

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    Oh well, I think we're doing with gathering information in this town. Before we go looking for the charlatan, though, we decided to look for the locations Phizliphf talked about. We shall first go for the shrine located to the northwest of Haraza.

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    Huh? A brick building near Phoroshe? I don't think that tlengle ever said anything about this.

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    Oh, it's a teleportal!

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    We can't use this portal since we don't possess any teleportal tiles at the moment. It's nice to know that it's here, though.

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    That's the shrine we're looking for.

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    Uhm. So we have gods of air, water and earth... I guess the remaining one is fire, then.

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    And this is the herb patch.

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    Nifts grow here. This is good, especially since I forgot to buy nifts in Phoroshe. We'll pick a bunch of those.

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    That's the sacred grove near Pradaqa. Pretty easy to find.

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    Time head west to Amqal.

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    Soon after we set our foot on the land of Amqal, we found a group of monsters tailing us.

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    Oh? Maybe we should try a diplomatic approach first.

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    The taldors just surrendered immediately. Now this is something I didn't see coming.

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    We searched the taldors for valuables. All we found was a few coins, though.

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    A camp? Could it be...

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    Seems like we've found the charlatan. That was easier than I expected.

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    [​IMG] "Advice?"
    [​IMG] "Befriend those your own age, Urist. Anything else makes folks suspicious of ya. But ya didn't come all the way out here to hear me ramble on. Can I getcha some lilten tea?"
    [​IMG] "Lilten?"
    [​IMG] "Great stuff and easy to find out here in the wilds. I used to sell it in Phoroshe, before they ran me off. I got a whole bunch if ya want to buy some."

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    We can buy lilten from Groval, at the price of 75 coins a pouch. We bought two.

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    Unfortunately, after leaving Groval's camp, we immediately found ourselves in a battle with... Sky sharks? At least it's not sky carps. Diplomacy is unlikely to work against these creatures, so I just had Maxon recall Acidball and started the battle.

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    Maxon ate a gonshi, then killed a sky shark and wounded another with Acidball. These guys have pretty respectable HP, but Maxon does massive damage with his spells.

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    Urist fell a shark with Aroten, and the amazons finished off the one wounded by Maxon. Then it's the monsters' turn, but they couldn't reach any of us, and thus was unable to attack.

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    We easily took care of the two remaining sharks with the help of gonshis.

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    Most of the sharks only carried a few coins (don't ask how), but we found a sapphire on one of them. This is extremely good, as sapphires are very valuable.

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    Returning to Phoroshe, we gave a pouch of lilten to Borton.

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    Now we know the magical word needed to enter Pradaqa! :yeah:

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    One thing before we go to Pradaqa. We went to the herb shop and bought one more pouch of gonshis, which was all we could afford. Well, I'm sure we'll be rich after we're done raiding Pradaqa.

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    Our first real dungeon crawl is about to begin.
     
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  5. Azira Arcane Patron

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    I am entertained.
     
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    Let me give you a better one, then:
    http://www61.zippyshare.com/v/WCX8r4TZ/file.html
     
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    :bro: Thanks, this is much better.
     
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    Great work. I love the Magic Candle Series, but never got around to Bloodstone for some reason. Good to see it here.
     
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  9. Monstrous Bat Arbiter

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    Arcophobia

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    Here we go.

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    Normal maps doesn't function in dungeons. Map flasks still work, but they consume an alabaster with each use.

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    On the ground near the entrance are some "mysterious symbols". I'm not sure if they serve any importance. The thing about the exit is a mounted spear, and the arrow sign to the right of our party marks a door.

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    Wow, this game even has party banter?

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    For some reason I apparently missed some screenshots here. We entered a room and was confronted by a bunch of taldors and a pennari (evil dogs who can howl to cause fear) but with Maxon's spells we made short works of them.

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    The monsters didn't have any spectacular loot, but there's a locked chest in this room.

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    Urist opened the chest with a lockpick. Inside we found ten otalas (which is one of the tiles that could be used to activate a teleportal, in case you forgot). We took them.

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    Maxon also ate a sermin to recover from the energy loss from all the spellcasting.

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    Some random screens of the dungeon.

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    Later, we murdered a bunch of pennaris. I also noticed that we could sometimes score a "critical hit", which doesn't actually deal more damage than a normal hit but can wound the victim, restricting them to a single action each round (rather than 2 or 3 actions as it normally is).

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    Lockpicks may randomly break when used. It's very annoying.

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    Inside the chest was more teleportal tiles.

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    A staircase leading up could be seen, but we'll have to go through another room to reach it.

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    The room was guarded by two taldors and a "high"taldor. I wonder if that guy is strong?

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    He's pretty easy to kill at least.

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    Totally broke. Even his subordinates had more money than he did.

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    FFFFFFFFFFFFFF

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    More teleportal tiles. Nice.

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    It appears that there're actually two staircases leading up.

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    Meh. I'm already getting tired of seeing those brown walls and floors.

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    Later, we looted an iron helmet off a taldor. It went to Endel.

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    The chest contained some Aster tiles.

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    :takenotes:

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    We took the northern stair to the second floor.

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    Tara has already run out of arrows. Urist and Volni gave their bolts to Tara, since it's not like they have any use of them.

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    I think we have 10 of every tile now.

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    Shit... It's the dimelves. These guys are very dangrous, as they have a ranged attack that hits very hard and they like to focus fire on a single character. We have to be careful around them.

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    Urist ate a gonshi and killed two dimelves.

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    Maxon also bombarded the dimelves with acidballs, but since they have good resistance it didn't do much damage.

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    Still, with the amazons' arrows and Volni's axe, we were able to fell three more dimelves this round.

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    Now it's the monsters' turn. They actually had a chance to kill Tara, but one of them randomly decided to shoot the last arrow at Halan instead of finishing Tara off.

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    Phew. We were lucky to finish this battle without casualties.

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    The chest contained a bunch of alabasters, and one of the dimelves was carrying some henta tiles.

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    We dropped an alabaster into the map flask to get a map of the level. This works like dropping pearls into bowls in MC1, but the automap in Bloodstone is a bit more of a clusterfuck. For clarity's sake: the white dot is our party, the black dots are doors and the yellow ones are up/downstairs.

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    Tlatols. They're quite easy for us, since their low resistance means they die to a single acidball.

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    The chest contained a heavy crossbow. Unfortunately neither of the amazons are strong enough to use it.

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    Up we go!

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    Map of level 3. Quite a complex level it seems.

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    Here we get to see the pennaris' gimmick. They can cast Fear on our guys, making them unable to act for the next few turns. Fortunately they don't use it that often, and when they do, they seem to exclusively target Maxon, who has enough Resistance that he would only be paralyzed for 1 turn.

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    This hightaldor was much richer than the one before. The chest also contained some coins.

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    Once a room is cleared of monsters, we can then rest there. I had Halan learn some Shield spells because I got the feeling that we'll be running into spellcasters soon.
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    Halan repeatedly casted the Shield spell until everybody had 99 shield.

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    Later, we looted another iron helmet off a bunch of enemies and gave it to Maxon.

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    Also, the chest turned out to be trapped, and Urist is now ill. Illness is an annoying status that halves your maximum health and energy. Fortunately we have some medicins that can cure illness.

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    The chest contained a broadsword which went to Halan.

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    Annoyingly, while using a medicin does cure illness, the lost health and energy still won't be restored, forcing you to rest or use consumables to recover.

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    We haven't fully explored this level yet, but who cares. We'll come back later. For now let's keep ascending.

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    Huh. The layout of this level is unlike the previous ones. There isn't even any rooms.

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    I got the feeling that there might be a few monster groups waiting in ambush, so I had Urist cast the Sense spell.
    We weren't able to detect anything with the spell, though, and in the end we never did get ambushed by anything on this level.

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    Here's the sole interesting feature on this level, a chest.

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    But this chest contained an unusually large number of treasure!

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    In total, we got a second map flask, 5 sapphires, 3 mirgets, and 5 of every teleportal tile. Nice! :incline:

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    Up again.

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    Oddly, when we take the stairs they actually took us all the way up to level 6. I guess there's another stair on this level that leads down to level 5.

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    After slaying a bunch of tlatols, we found a greataxe in a chest. I wanted to give it to Volni, but she's not strong enough to wield it, and Urist has no use for it because he already has Aroten. Oh well, we'll still keep it around.

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    We're finally starting to run into taldormages. These guys are pretty dangrous, as you're about to see.

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    Direct damage spells aren't effective against the taldormages, since they all have high resistance and come with shields on top of that.

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    Maxon ended up blasting the hightaldor down to 1 health instead.

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    Physical attacks are more effective, but even with the help of gonshis our fighters still couldn't reach the enemy mages on this turn. The amazons managed to down two with their arrows though.

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    Now it's the monsters' turn. Taldormages know the Shatter spell and they like to spam it.

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    All of our party members were well protected with shields, but through focusing their fire, the monsters still managed to kill Endel and severely wound Volni. Give them another round to blast us, and we'll find ourselves in deep shit. Fortunately they're not going to get another round.

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    The fighters ate a gonshi each and murdered all the mages, who have pretty pathetic physical defense.

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    Once the battle is over, you must resurrect your dead companions. If you don't, they're gone - forever. This is why it's important to have multiple characters memorize Resurrect; you never know which one will survive the fight.

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    Anyway, Maxon resurrected Endel easily enough.

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    The taldormages didn't have much of value, but the chest contained two diamonds, the most valuable gemstone.

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    I had Halan replenish everyone's shield, in case we run into more taldormages.

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    We also ran into a bunch of hightaldors later, but we slaughtered them easily. Against pure melee monsters it's best to let them come to you, but that's somewhat difficult because in Bloodstone the number of actions a character get in a turn is slightly randomized. Hightaldors (and most monsters) usually get two actions each turn.

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    We found a longsword on a hightaldor, but it's no longer of any use for us. Also Urist got ill again. :rage:

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    Fuck! It's these guys again.

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    I figured that since Halan can't reach the monsters on the first turn anyway, he'd be better off just get his crossbow out and help the amazons shoot down the taldormages. Also, I finally remembered that Maxon had some Imbecile spells memorized. Might as well try it out now.

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    This time the battle went rather smoothly. Our archers killed four mages on the first turn, and Maxon turned the remain into imbeciles.

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    Being unable to cast spells, the taldormages charged forward in an attempt to melee our guys. Needless to say, it didn't go well for them.

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    FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

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    Ok, I guess this is worth getting poisoned.

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    Poison works like illness, except it sets the victim's maximum health and energy to 1/4 instead of 1/2. Using a loka immediately cures it, though.

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    Since Imbecile turned out so useful, I had Maxon memorize more copies of it.

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    Going south, near the second downstairs, we were ambushed by monsters.

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    Two taldors killed Maxon before we even got a chance to act. Some of them also targeted Volni, but she's so well-protected that they were unable to hurt her in melee.

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    Then it's our turn. Urist and Volni ate a gonshi each, and the monsters all fell in one hit. I think the numbers in this game is a bit fucked up. The damage is so high, and characters so squishy, that whichever side that goes first in a battle will have a massive advantage. Combat in this game feels like playing chess, except, you know, in chess you don't get to move all your pieces in a row. And there's no ranged attacks that can fire at any place and ignores obstacles. So, well, it's not actually like chess at all. It's just an unbalanced mess. I don't even want to think how it'll be like in the late game.

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    But returning to our expedition. Maxon would obviously have trouble resurrecting himself, so it's a good thing that Halan also memorized some Resurrect.

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    Holy shit that's a lot of pennaris.

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    Did I mention that pennaris die very quickly? Because they do. They have very little health and armor.

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    I had our frontline fighters use a nift each, to protect them from the pennaris' attack.

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    But in the end, only this one pennari managed to land a hit on any of us. And now that I think about it, the pennaris couldn't hurt Urist through his armor anyway. We have wasted three nifts. :negative:

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    We found some jade on one of the pennaris though. Nice.

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    In case you're wondering how many coins we have scavenged from the dead monsters, here's the answer. And once we sell the gems we'll have more than a thousand more.

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    And we found even more gems inside the chest. :thumbsup:

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    Uh? What ancient evil?

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    Oh, it's a teleportal. So these things are powered by ancient evil? Man you never know.

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    This is no time to consider using a teleportal, though. Up we go!

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    It's been seven floors already. How high does this tower go?

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    Oh, nevermind. Seems like we're on the last floor.

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    Taldormages. Easy.

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    Hightaldors. Even easier.

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    And it's here that we found our prize - the holy scarab of Dablak!
    :yeah: :yeah:

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    Exiting the room through a door to the east, we were surprised to find a man isolated here.

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    [​IMG] "Advice?"
    [​IMG] "I commend your fighting skills in reaching the top of this vermin infested tower. Might I lend my fighting prowess to your party? I know quite a bit of geography that might be of use to you."
    [​IMG] "Geography?"
    [​IMG] "There are other lands besides our continent of Tarq. Once I found myself on a mysterious island.
    [​IMG] "Island?"
    [​IMG] "The natives named it Tanala. I accidentally teleported myself there by using a Berat tile, an Otala tile and an Aster tile."

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    Raran is another possible companion, and is basically a slightly better Halan.

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    However, the battles we have fought so far have seen Halan's skills improve notably. While Raran is still better than Halan in most fields, the difference is not large enough to justify switching out an old companion. Sorry Raran, we aren't going to take you.

    How the hell did he come to hang out in such a place, anyway? Probably shouldn't trust him.

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    Anyway, we may have the scarab, but we still haven't explored the tower fully, so it's time to backtrack. We went back to level 4 and scanned the level completely, but found literally nothing more of interest.

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    The third level had some undiscovered loots though.

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    We also encountered a bunch of spineless monsters who surrendered to us.

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    The chest contained a greatsword, but unfortunately none of our guys are strong enough to wield a weapon as heavy as that.

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    Huh, a dead end? I got the feeling that there might be something hidden here, but discovered none. Oh well.

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    There're also more gemstones scattered among the rooms, which are always nice to find.

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    But we were ambushed again by a tlatol and three dimelves, who managed to kill Endel and wound Halan.

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    As I was a bit stingy with the use of gonshis, the monsters lived for another turn. A crit from one of the dimelves wounded Tara as well, though they failed to kill anyone else.

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    Still, we vanquished the remaining enemies without much problem. Also, I observed that the "wounded" status is automatically healed after each fight.

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    We're running low on bolts... Maybe we should start conservating ammunication.

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    We don't have much lockpicks left either. Urist is the best locksmith in our party, but even in his hands the lockpicks break more than 50% the times.

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    Although this should solve our bolt problem.

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    Later we found a suit of bronze plate in a chest. Armor upgrade for Halan!

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    "Cautious" monsters will propose a truce when talked with. It's usually a good idea to accept such offers, since we won't gain much through killing them and besides, there's way too much combat in this game already.

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    After accepting the truce proposal, the monsters will leave, and the room will be considered cleared.

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    We took another upstairs from level 3 and emerged on level 5.

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    Seems like a pretty large level.

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    Murdering taldors, looting gemstones. Good fun.

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    Later, we were ambushed in a narrow corridor. The terrain was to our disadvantage, but we prevailed against the enemies nevertheless. Highlight: Maxon killing a taldor with a shortsword. :yeah:

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    Now this has potential to be a tough battle. There're too many monsters with ranged attacks.

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    We only managed to kill about half of the enemies in the first turn. Maxon dumbfucked most of the remaining taldormages, though.

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    The dimelf and taldormages hurt us a bit, but didn't actually kill anyone.

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    Phew, we've won. I was actually expecting to lose one or two characters in this battle, and to be honest, was it not for the weird monster AI behavior, we probably would have.

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    And beyond the room was a dead end. I think we're done here.

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    Going back to the teleportal room on level 6, we put down a Berat, a Dunha and then another Dunha, which should bring us back to Asarene.

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    And so we have completed our first dungeon crawl! :incline:

    Looting the taldors' treasure has left us with several thousand coins, in addition to piles of gems that could be traded for more than 10k more. More importantly, though:

    We have obtained Dablak's scarab, our first piece of treasure! And now we have to decide which chieftain to give it to:

    A. Chieftain Torongo of the Tamars
    B. Chieftain Rakan of the Morins
    C. Hold on to the scarab for the time being and see if we can find someone more worthy of such a gift
    D. kingcomrade*

    * Any vote for option D will be counted as a vote for Rakan


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    As you requested, we'll hold onto the scarab for the time being.

    Going Academic

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    Returning to the town of Haraza, we sold all of our jades (we had 21) for a profit. We could have sold other gems as well, but I have a plan.

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    We now have a lot of cash.

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    Might as well sell the weapons we looted off the monsters in Pradaqa. It's not like we're going to get any use out of them.

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    After that, we sent Halan to the swordplaying school for a lesson.

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    Now for a major gameplay change from MC1. You can no longer split the party. While one of the party members is engaged in some time-consuming activity such as working or schooling, others will have to either wait (essentially doing nothing) or put him on an assignment.

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    By talking to Halan and choosing the "assign" command, we could assign him to keep performing the current task, which removes him from the party. He also asked which sacred grove should he go to when he would be finished with his training. Unfortunately we can't assign him to multiple training sessions in a row. As you could imagine, this makes training your companions very tedious unless you're willing to waste a lot of time standing around doing nothing while he's studying. The multi-party mechanics in MC1 worked fine, why did you change it? :negative:

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    Anyway, having put Halan on assignment, we returned to Kafari. We have much business here, but first off we bought a ton of bolts for the amazons and Halan.

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    We also sent Tara to study archery at the local school. I tried to have Endel enroll for a lesson as well, but it turned out that a school could only train one student at a time. What the fuck? Not only does this fail to make sense, it's also annoying as hell.

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    But now for the real reason why we came here. Urist is going to learn gemcutting. According to the manual (and my experience from MC1), a good gemcutter will allow us to sell gems at a higher price.

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    Of course, since Urist is the party leader, only he can put others on assignment. If he himself is training, then others have no choice but to hang along.

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    When someone is training, the "pass" command lets time elaspe normally until the training session is finished.

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    :incline:

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    A few more lessons later, Urist is a pretty skilled gemcutter.

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    Some rambling happened afterwards. We spent some time running between the sacred groves in search of our seperated companions. We had more trouble with this than I anticipated, since it appears that there's actually a time gap between a companion's finishing with training and travelling to the grove. Also it turned out that I had sent Halan and Tara to go to the grove in Kalased, when I really wanted them to go to the one in Asarene instead, so it took some time to track them down. During this time we also sent Volni to learn axe and Maxon to researching.

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    Eventually the school stopped teaching Urist, saying that he cannot gain any more skill by studying here. I wonder how Urist might develop his gemcutting skill further, seeing that it apparently doesn't improve through use.

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    Hey, look at all those snow... It's winter.

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    We went to check the sacred grove for our companions. At first I was a bit worried about their absence, but we came looking a few days later and they're there.

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    Having reunited the party, we went back to Haraza.

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    Although the overland map is covered with snow, inside the towns everything still look the same.

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    Time to sell off our gems!

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    We reserved one gem of every type for ourselves, and sold all the rest. Doing so netted us about 12,000 coins. A character actually can't carry more than 9999 coins on him, so Urist distributed our newly acquired wealth among all party members.

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    Now that we have plenty of money, we could afford buying a rope, a sealskin suit and a pair of snowshoes for everyone.

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    We also bought a suit of steel plate for everyone who didn't already have one (except Halan, who has a bronze plate).

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    After all the shopping, we're left with 9676 coins. Still a pretty large sum if you ask me!

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    We also got a nice picture the first time we jumped into a river with our sealskin suits. (And yes, I believe that's a tlengle in the image.) We can only swim one square, which is to say, we can enter a water square from land, but we can't go from a water square to another. Therefore, swimming is useful for crossing rivers but not much else. That's probably good enough, though!

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    In Phoroshe we bought an Ashard totem from Trillax and gave it to Endel. I considered buying another Chalta, but in the end I decided we'll do fine with just one.

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    Now that we're finished with Kafari and both Tamar towns, why don't we go to to Tulara?

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    Our map shows that Tulara is to our south, but the path is blocked by mountains.

    [​IMG]Good thing we have ropes. :smug:

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    Welcome to Tulara.

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    Time to get updated on the local gossips!
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    There's a casino in this town as well. The games played are exactly the same as the ones in Phoroshe.

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    how constructive

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    [​IMG] "Advice?"
    [​IMG] "It is a good idea, Urist, to be able to cast many different spells when you go adventuring. It is also helpful to know shortcuts to get from place to place."
    [​IMG] "Spells?"
    [​IMG] "The Belfon totem has excellent spell capabilities. I can sell one or more to you, if you wish."
    [​IMG] "Shortcuts?"
    [​IMG] "The loremaster has information on teleportals and combinations you can use to zap yourself from place to place."

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    Manteki sells the Belfon totems. Belfons are bascially a renamed Ishban, which was arguably the best spellbook in MC1. We bought two copies.

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    We don't have much money left now.

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    Urist gave a Belfon to Volni and kept the other one for himself. Now everybody in the party owns a spell totem except Tara (who can't cast spells anyway).

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    Tavern time! Let's pester the customers with our random questions!

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    [​IMG] "Advice?"
    [​IMG] "You should settle down, Urist. Get yourself a steady source of income, find a nice little place, and have a few children."
    [​IMG] "You're not my mother, Mrs. Frena."

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    [​IMG] "Ale?"
    [​IMG] "If you don't like ale, try our Fermented Unamarian Swamp Juice. Guaranteed to knock you under the table!"
    You get one guess as to what we could buy anything from him.
    [​IMG] "Advice?"
    [​IMG] "When you're dashing about the countryside, be sure to keep on the look out for Bazards and other unfriendly beasts."
    [​IMG] "Bazards?"
    [​IMG] "Actually, I'm not sure how you could miss them. Giant green lizard-like monstrosities with rows upon rows of razor sharp teeth."

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    [​IMG] "Advice?"
    [​IMG] "Mother has told me stories about how Rohrkhad, the dwarf god, plucked out his eye and put it in a statue to watch over the the Land of Tarq. When the statuewas broken, the eye was lost in the ocean. The dead eye is called 'Orb' now."

    Hardcore!

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    [​IMG] "Advice?"
    [​IMG] "Do you know why everyone is angry? I think its because we're fighting with the Tamar clan all the time! I think, some day, Bucky will come and unite all the dwarven tribes under one chief!"

    That's it for the tavern for now. There's not a lot of people hanging around at this hour, but more people should show up at evening.

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    [​IMG] "Advice?"
    [​IMG] "Have you met my crazy nephew Forzo? He is always spouting off some idealistic babble. Ah, to be young again."

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    Here's the library. We've got a few things we want to research about. Let's read about teleportals first.

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    :takenotes:

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    We then tried to research about the death mask, but it turned out that Maxon actually didn't have the skill needed to carry out this research.

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    We were able to turn up some information about the taldors, though:
    How funny... I thought this weakness belonged to the dwarves.

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    [​IMG] "Advice?"
    [​IMG] "I'm just a drunk, leave me alone! If you don't, Dablak, the earth god, will come out of his home in Delqafi and slay you all!!!"

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    Speaking of Dablak, there's another temple to him in this town.

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    On the altar was the same prayer words that we had seen in the Dablak temple near Haraza. I guess they put in multiple temples for each god so that you can't get screwed by failing to find one? That's kinda popamole.

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    [​IMG] "Advice?"
    [​IMG] "A good suit of armor, Urist, is sometimes all that stands between you and the claws of a hungry Almir."

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    Fucking useless text parser.

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    Baratas sells armor, though he doesn't have anything that other armourers don't.

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    [​IMG] "Advice?"
    [​IMG] "Don't leave Tulara without a good cache of my supplies."
    [​IMG] "Supplies?"
    [​IMG] "I have ropes, for scaling high mountains, shovels, for unearthing treasure, and picks, for opening pesky, locked chests."

    We have enough of those, thanks.

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    [​IMG] "Mirget?"
    [​IMG] "Mirget, properly administered, will make you attack with the strength of three!"

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    That reminds me, we don't have much gonshis left. Let's buy a bunch more.

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    [​IMG] "Find?"
    [​IMG] "Ancient temples and towers are scattered throughout Tarq and the surrounding islands. I'll bet they're full of beautiful stones."

    Politara here buys our gems. At a slightly higher price than the gem trader in Haraza. I think.

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    [​IMG] "Advice?"
    [​IMG] "Hah! You bloodletting slayers of innocent beasts! You're just as bad as my bowl collecting uncle. Always trying to take advantage of everyone around you."
    [​IMG] "Uncle?"
    [​IMG] "I'm sure you'd like to know just who he is, but I'm not going to tell you. You are killers of innocent monsters, monsters with families and children. You so-called adventurers are the real monsters."

    Fucking hippies man.

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    [​IMG] "Advice?"
    [​IMG] "You stand on the threshhold of a very dangerous world, Urist! The lands west of here are brimming over with creatures of great power. You had best be well prepared."
    [​IMG] "Lands?"
    [​IMG] "The lands in that direction are far more dangerous than these eastern lands that we and the Tamar fight over. Journey there only if you have no regard for your life!"
    [​IMG] "Prepared?"
    [​IMG] "There are many things you should know before going any farther west. For starters, do you know what this town has to offer?"
    [​IMG] "Town?"
    [​IMG] "I didn't think so. First, spend some time with the loremaster. He can tell you about the 'Taldor' and about 'teleportal' combinations. Then find Manteki. He has a few interesting things to sell."
    [​IMG] "Tamar?"
    [​IMG] "Those pompous, arrogant dogs have no concern for their fellow dwarf! They pillage and destroy without provocation! We will not allow our heritage to be swallowed up by the self-serving Tamar!"

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    [​IMG] "Advice?"
    [​IMG] "Don't tell me, I know, you want to know about musical instruments."
    [​IMG] "Instruments?"
    [​IMG] "Of course, everyone knows how instruments work, but did you know that a good instrument is like magic? What I mean is that the better the skill of a musician, the better the magical effects."

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    [​IMG] "Advice?"
    [​IMG] "Allow me to add my mighty axe to your party!"

    Ooh, another possible companion! Let's take a look at his character sheet.

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    Meh. He's got some good strength and bravery, but he's pretty terrible in everything else. Sorry bro, Volni's ability to cast spells makes her superior.

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    [​IMG] "Advice?"
    [​IMG] "None in this town believes old Temra, but I'll say it once again! I's seen a man with globes o' clay, set them down then runs away! Monsters step there in the fray, and they die from the globe of grey!"

    Ah, that sounds like the fireglobes. I saw them mentioned in the manual, although we've yet to find a way to obtain any.

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    [​IMG] "I have just returned from a long tour of the Unamar region. While travelling through that area, I discovered a grove, a teleportal, a patch of herbs, and the camp of a renegade Taldor!"
    [​IMG] "Grove?"
    [​IMG] "It's in the forest in the middle of the swamp just west of here."
    [​IMG] "Teleportal?"
    [​IMG] "It's at the northern point of the first forest to the west of the swamp."
    [​IMG] "Herbs?"
    [​IMG] "The herbs are just south of the Taldor's camp, but don't pick them all!"
    [​IMG] "Camp?"
    [​IMG] "The camp of the Taldor is over the mountains to the west, in a forest. If you need any more information, you should talk to Rolg. He has ventured farther west than anyone."

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    [​IMG] "Advice?"
    [​IMG] "I unnerstand ya wanna journey to Hataan at some point. Am I right?"
    [​IMG] "Yes... I guess."
    [​IMG] "Well then, there's a lotta things ya should know before ya die."
    [​IMG] "Things?"
    [​IMG] "Things like where da protected grove is, where da ruins are, where ya can find helpful herbs, and other things ya might encounter."
    [​IMG] "Grove?"
    [​IMG] "Things can get confusin' out there, so listen close. Da grove is in a valley wit' a river that flows south. It's on da west wall o' that valley, and da valley is south o' da ruins."
    [​IMG] "Ruins?"
    [​IMG] "Da ruins are inna field surrounded by forest, east of a bridge. Dey're south o' Rulaan, da female barbarian city, and west o' here."
    [​IMG] "Bridge?"
    [​IMG] "Many o' da bridges to da west are guarded by nasties, and ya may hafta ford da river or go to its source."
    [​IMG] "Herbs?"
    [​IMG] "Dere's a patch of herbs inna forest, inna valley wit'out a river. I t'ink it's just east o' da valley wit' da river."
    [​IMG] "Encounter?"
    [​IMG] "A few people live out dere but ya definitely don't wanna meet up wit' 'em inna dark forest! Dere's two camps in a forest to the far west."

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    At this point I finally remembered that Dilkatek was the bowl expert we're supposed to talk to.

    [​IMG] "Yes, you'd like to know of the golden bowl of the gods. It is buried in the caverns deep in central Tarq, known as the Delqafi caverns."
    [​IMG] "Caverns?"
    [​IMG] "On the lowest level of the caverns, next to a shimmering black lake, you will see a skull. If my research is correct, the bowl is buried under this skull."

    Hmmm. Two pieces of treasure and a temple of Dablak? I think we should visit these Delqafi caverns!

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    Ok, time to head back to Phoroshe. Why? Because we need a better researcher to learn more about Rohrkhad's death mask, and there's a school of researching in Phoroshe.

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    In the mountains of Senerat we ran into a new kind of monster: the epherus.

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    They had a lot of HP, although they aren't very resistant to magic.

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    Their melee is poisonous, but otherwise they don't do much damage otherwise.

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    We quickly dispatched the monsters, though not before Urist took another hit.

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    Turned out the bats (I think they're bats?) were carrying teleportal tiles. I don't know either.

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    For some reasons, it seemed like the poison wasn't actually doing anything. I still had Urist and Halan use some lokas though, just to be safe.

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    We made our way to Phoroshe without any more troubles, and Maxon learned from the researching school all they could offer. We also stocked up on gonshis and lokas.

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    All these activities have left us low on cash again. Maybe we should do another dungeon.

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    On our way back to Tulara we discovered another herb patch.

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    Welp. If we had found this earlier, we wouldn't have needed to buy lokas from Rulaan. :negative:

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    In Tulara, we were finally able to dig up some information about the death mask.
    Well, that's... helpful? We now know that the death mask was buried with Dahlkhad, but we still don't know where his resting ground is.

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    Sometimes the game would refuse to let us swim, saying that one of our party members is too weak. I don't know what's the determining factor here. Skill? Weather?

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    That's enough talking and training for one update. Time to do another dungeon, don't you think? Remember the abandoned temple mentioned by some people in Kafari? We're going there.

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    "Sea Temple", huh? Well, this dungeon was kind enough to let us in without asking for a password, so let's see what they have in here!


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  14. Azira Arcane Patron

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