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Completed Let's solo Baldur's Gate on Insane (feat. The Codex)

Which BG2 LP style would You prefer?

  • The Codex Solo / Core

    Votes: 7 22.6%
  • The Codex + 1 helper / Hard

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • The Codex + 2 helpers / Hard

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • The Codex + 2 helpers / Insane

    Votes: 1 3.2%
  • 6 new characters / Insane

    Votes: 2 6.5%
  • kingcomrade

    Votes: 21 67.7%

  • Total voters
    31

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Since it looks like solo option is going to win anyway, I'll probably put up one more poll in the BG2 thread, when it starts: solo/core with mods or solo/insane unmodded. The difficulty level should be similar.

Anyway, Bonus Update #3 is a bit delayed, but it should appear this week, or early next.
 

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I am very late with this one, as it was supposed to be posted in mid-January. Thankfully, nobody really cares.
I finally managed to gather enough motivation and time to write it. So, without further delay, I present:

Bonus Update #3A: Never Happened, part I

Enjoy. Please?

Note: events from this update (which takes place after Friendly Arm Inn) happened accidentally, as I was looking for the first stat book - the one in sirines' cave - and had chosen the wrong area (damn you, faulty memory!). After exploring whole of it, and not finding the cave, I slowly began to realize my mistake and finally decided to load an earlier save. Why did I do that - no idea. Especially considering the pain The Codex and me went through (a lot), and rewards we got (rather nice).

The narration will be provided from an unaware point of view, the death count will be counted separate from any other.

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Alright, everyone. This is it. We are getting first book of permaboost in this update, which means we'll have to deal with sirines and golems. That should be fun, right?

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That depends what you mean by 'fun'.

I mean you dying a lot, in various ways, or even many times the same way.

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Thanks for the reassurance.

Let's move on, then:
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If I remember correctly, this is the area we should be heading to.

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After a moderately long journey, we enter the "coast" part of the Sword Coast.

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The Codex' stats so far. Level ups are inbound!

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Good.

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That cave bear shouldn't stay there for long.

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We begin with resting, mostly to refresh the spell list.

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It all starts innocently - with a classic wolf.

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Which dies fast.

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I'm way past considering your kind a threat, wolfie.

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Soon enough we meet a completely unsuspiscious, scantily-clad, blue-skinned chick.

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Hello there, lady!

I'd like to warn You...

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Oh, yes!

Wait...

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Suit Yourself.

Death count: One

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A kiss of death? That is so cliched, it hurts.

Well, this game isn't exactly known for its originality, is it?

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Right. Let's move on.

You want to omit Shoal's quest?

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If part of her quest is me dying, then yes.

If You had a party members, You could make one of them kiss Shoal and force her to resurrect the dead after beating the crap out of her.

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Well, I do not have party members, so no go.

Oh, that can be arranged.

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This thread needs more Paco.

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Whoa! What's going on?

I think we can make an exception this time. I'll give You a party member to sacrifice help You in the situation.

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Alright, but not him. He'll screw the Nereid three times and probably not die after.

True.

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Time for some collar-grabbin'!

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Man! No! Show some respect!

Alright, alright.


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I saw a mudcrab yesterday.

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Ooookaaaay... Who's that?

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Oblivion is a joke... I mean joker... I mean jester. He has just the right stats to be able to help with kissing Shoal the Nereid, and not much else.

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Sold!

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We make Oblivion talk to Shoal.

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Yeah, there you go. Enjoy the little blue tongue there, as what follows is not that pleasant...

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Oblivion! No! This can't be! She killed you! Why don't you try that with me, bitch!?

Actually, she already...

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Shut up, You're ruining my Oscar scene!

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Yeah, this!

Shoal does not present much of a challenge for our hero.

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Oh shit, an ogre mage!

Don't worry, You'll be fine.

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I will?

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Sure, You've got Oblivion here to help You.

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Mudcrab?

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Fuck you both.

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Droth the ogre mage soon makes himself invisible, our hero only manages to wound him once before that happens.

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So, what now? I don't have any means of dispelling that.

You're probably fucked then.

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There he izzzzz... *snore*

Yup, fucked.

Sorry, no death screenshot.

Death count: 2

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Aren't we a little over our heads trying to kill an ogre mage?

What, are You chickening out? Oblivion and I could do this without You, You know.

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Shut up, and bring him on!

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Since Drog Droth doesn't fight in melee, I remove The Codex' armour for this combat.

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Here he comes.

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And the result seems to be similar to the one before...

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...but not quite.

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Yes, master, I will shoot myself in the back with an arrow.

The Codex is not actually dead, but the game treats the situation as if he was. Oh well.

Death count: 3

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I am sure it will be much better next time.

Really?

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No.

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Since I'm starting to get desperate...

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What?

I mean: to explore all the possibilities, we try to set some snare traps on Drog's Droth's way.

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Success!?

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Why are you so surprised?

No reason.

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Here he comes again.

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Not sure if the trap even worked - probably not. The damage You can see ine the screenshot is from an arrow.
Anyway, we managed to disrupt his spellcasting, which is always a plus. Let's hope the good luck streak does not end here.

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Oblivion falls asleep, but our brave hero resists the spell!

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Yeah, I rule, and stuff.

Why sound so discouraged?

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Going to be dead in a moment anyway.

Maybe we can make it this time!

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:rage:

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Yes, master, I know stabbing myself in the gut is good for me.

Death count: 4

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That was fucking unpleasant.

Bear with me just a while longer.

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Not that I have any other choice.

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We try set snare again, but no go. The first one just fails, but the second is a critical error and hurts our hero.

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One word about my trap setting skills and I will drive this sword through...

Ok, ok. I'm silent.

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Criticize Oblivion if You have to, but he's quite the punching bag.

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I was torn if I should even publish this screenshot, as it is kind of embarassing for everyone here - Oblivion made a save against Sleep, while The Codex did not. What has the world come to?

And just wait a minute. The codex is an elf. Shouldn't he be, like, immune to sleep? Goddamn cheating game!

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Mudcrab?

Shut up!

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Oblivion manages to resist Dire Charm too, a feat The Codex hasn't yet managed to achieve.

This feels like playing Blood Bowl with elves and watching the opponent's dwarf team dodge around like balet dancers, while your own players trip over their own feet. Fucking dice.

Uh, where was I?

Oh.

Oblivion and his one remaining HP are in the middle of a heroic duel with Droth.

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It doesn't last long, though.

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And The Codex does not wake up in time to save his own life.

Death count: 5

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I kind of fell asleep there. How much did I miss?

Shut up, and let's try again.

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After drinking an oil of speed, we try to set snare again, but without much hope for success.

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ThatsInsulting!

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Droth arrives and he's immediately greeted by a barrage of arrows.

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The Codex dodges the spell, that puts Oblivion to sleep, by walking running out of its range - and spikes Droth with more arrows, one after another, disrupting his spellcasting.

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LookingGoodSoFar!

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And Dire Charm is resisted! Hell yeah!

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HellYeah!

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BoomGutshotFuckYeah!

Yeah, stopping him from casting spells was the tactic against Droth.

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DontThinkIHaveForgottenAboutYou.

We don't want Oblivion to contaminate our game world. He would have disappeared when kicked out of the party, but this solution is even better.

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WheresMyRewardYouUngratefulBitch?

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Will this helmet suffice?

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Maybe.

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Bye bye, Oblivion, You will not be missed.

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WowNotBad!

Indeed, it's quite good. Especially that magical helmets are not very common in this game. Being able to get it so early doesn't hurt either.

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Saving throws bonus from Helmet of Defense is cumulative with the one from Ring of Protection making The Codex' saving throws pretty decent - meaning about 50% chance of resisting spells.

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And there's also the less useful 20% resistance to elements.

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FascinatingExceptItsBoringAsFuck.

After this rather lengthy distraction, we can finally move on.

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We don't get far before meeting some natives.

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Ghouls? IWasExpectingSomethingMoreImaginative. YouKnowBeingOnTheCoastAndAll.

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We win the unexpectedly difficult combat and The Codex levels up!

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:yeah:

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WellWellLookAtThat!

A very nice find indeed.

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Dual thief/mage level up.

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The Codex will now be able to cast level 2 spells, which is good since we've just found one that is very useful

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And Droth has replaced cave bear as the fattest kill so far. Not for long, though.

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A quick 96-hour rest before moving on.

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Ghouls seem to be a common sight here. No wonder the coast is all but deserted.

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One ghoul is no challenge for me and sword!

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Further on the coast, we meet some carrion crawlers.

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Ew. These things creep me out every time.

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They are defeated but not without problems, as their THAC0 is pretty good.

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The abandoned ship can be looted.

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That's really exciting. What sort of treasures will we find on a whole ship of a container?

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One ring.

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I am fucking disappoint.

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And it's a cursed one.

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:rage:

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We give (actually: return) the ring to a nerby standing mad gnome for a reward and some XP.

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"Mad gnome"? That's as much as saying "short dwarf", if you ask me.

Well, I don't.

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We got this oil for the ring. Quite a bargain, considering that the ring is fucking useless.

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More carrion crawlers. I guess they like the weather on the coast.

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They will enjoy it no more, as it's dark and cold where I'll send them!

Poetic.

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Well... Shit.

Death count: 6

Loading.

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Not. A. Word.

So... was it dark and cold where You're returning from?

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What the fuck did I just say!

On the plus side, carrion crawlers are not there after the reload. They must have gone to some inn to get drunk celebrating killing the protagonist of the game, or something.

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Further exploration brings us to this spot, with an ogrillon waiting for us.

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What are these fruits of perversion? Half-ogres, half-?

Orcs, if I'm correct.

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Where do they come from then? I haven't seen a single orc anywhere here. Will I meet some later?

Not in this game, no.

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It doesn't make any fucking sense!

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Boom! Headshot!

That was surprisingly easy.

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Yeah, whatever they are, they're not ogre-level challenge.

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HOLY FUCKING SHIT! RETREAT!

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It doesn't fucking look very good.

Yeah, especially that some half-ogre joined the chase.

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As well as another ogre, it seems.

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There's many of them and all bigger than me! It's like high school all over again!

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I can't outrun them, it seems, so that's it. This is where I make my final stand!

Ok. Good luck.

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On second thought, I think I'll try escaping one more time!

Ok. Good idea.

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Oh, look, ghouls.

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GEEZUS FUCKING KREIST NOT NOW!

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Shit!

So... What now?

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Only three of them followed. I might have a chance here!

Ok. Good luck.

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Yeah, I didn't think so.

Death count: Se7en

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Let's kill them one a time, shall we.

I was thinking along the same lines.

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Let's start with this berserker here.

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What exactly is the difference between an ogre and ogre berserker?

You don't want the latter to hit You.

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I'm not exactly very keen on being hit by a regular ogre too, you know. But I think I get it.

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We use the run&shoot tactics, but the ogre has good enough AC to laugh off most of The Codex' efforts.

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We do manage to wound him considerably before reaching a dead end. Will it be enough to defeat him in melee?

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I somehow doubt that.

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And the doubts were indeed well-founded, as everyone no doubt can see.

Death count: 8

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So, that is the difference between being hit by an ogre an being hit by an ogre berserker.

Did it hurt much?

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Not really. Either my pain threshold was immediately exceeded or I died so fast there was no time to feel pain.

Oh, it's cool then.

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No it's not fucking "cool"! Dying is far from fucking being "cool"!

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Before we approach the ogres one more time, The Codex stops for a quick 64-hour rest.

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And there's our berserker.

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Oops, one step too far.

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I'll give you fucking "oops" when I get my hands on you someday!

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While retreating, we pass a pair of carrion crawlers having sex (?). Anyway, it's quite disturbing.

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You can say that again! And I fucking hate running with my eyes closed!

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Since I'm not sure what was the cause of death here, I will assume that The Codex tripped, fell and killed himself by, I don't know, hitting a stone with his head.

What do You mean "too much Blood Bowl"?

Death count: 9

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It wouldn't be that difficult if not for the fucking respawning enemies.

Let's try a slightly different approach.

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We prepare to throw our newly acquired oil of burning. Keen reader eyes might notice that The Codex is hurt a bit. That's because I forgot to save the game after resting last time.

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After a misleading "gulp", we get a lot of messages about ogres getting damaged. The numbers are not very impressive, though.

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So, what exactly have we achieved?

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We managed to piss them off.

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Just fucking perfect.

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being chased by two berserkers and two half-ogres, The Codex has no choice but to drink a potion of invisibility to save his life.

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Whew, that was close.

And since You're already invisible...

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What since then?

Let's try backstabbing with a two-handed sword. I'm curious if it works.

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What? No.

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Pretty please...

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Huh? No! Fuck you! Don't make me do this! Aaaarrrrrgh!

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If someone's interested, there was a "weapon unsuitable for backstabbing" message before the death screen appeared.

Death count: 10

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Happy now?

Quite.

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We hide and approach the ogres to assess the danger level.

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I'm assessing it as pretty fucking high.

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Oh yeah, stealth failed at one moment. Forgot to make screenshots while trying to outrun the ogres.

Death count: 11

Reload.

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Happy now?

Depends. I'm always happy to see You die, but I'm getting a bit fed up with being stuck here.

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Have I already told you to go and fuck yourself today?

Maybe? Wasn't really listening.

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We approach the problem from another angle to get rid of the half-ogre visible in the screenshot. The NPC standing nearby The Codex is Surgeon, Daveorn's brother who provides a handy full heal for people fucked (not literally) by Shoal the Nereid.

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Not so tough without your friends, huh!?

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I may have forgotten to save the game before clicking to loot the half-ogre...

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I hate you so much.

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You want a piece of me!? OW! FUCK! Ok, you can have a piece of me, just don't kill me!

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HELL FUCKING YEAH SWORD! WE ROCK! SLAUGHTER!

You can act all tough now, but we all heard You whine just a second ago.

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That was... a feint! To distract the ogre!

Right.

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This time we save and rest (176 hours).

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Another half-ogre is awaiting death.

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Oh yeah, straight through his heart!

Another one down. We're doing pretty good.

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The second berserker. You want to count on Your luck to be there again?

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Hell no.

Shoot'n'Run then.

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We retreat all the way to Arcand while shooting back - but The Codex manages to get some hits in, from time to time.

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How about we switch places, and you run away from brutes wanting to beat the crap out of you, while I make smart-ass comments about it?

If I wanted that kind of excitement, I would've gone to a local football match.

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Shit shit shit!

Better run away...

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Thanks for the fucking hint.

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Oh. Unlucky.

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:rage:

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Somehow we managed to outrun the carrion crawlers, but the ogre is persistent - and fast.

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It's not, however, immortal.

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Boom! Headshot!

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Look what we have here!

Uh. Elev.. no, ten-o-clock!

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What?

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Carrion crawler, that's what.

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Oh. One of these is no problem.

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How about two?

Huh?

Oh, You're already paralyzed. Forget I said anything.

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Death count: 12

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These fucking things live near water?

Seems so, yes.

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I'm fucking moving into a desert.

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So yeah, we have to fight the ogre berserker AGAIN.

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No sweat. I killed him once, I can do it again.

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To limit collateral damage, I find this spot near Arcand. We can run around the rock in the middle, shooting back at the ogre.

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It's kind of slow, but works.

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Here, ogrey-ogrey.

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And he's down!

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He even dropped the same scroll. Either it's a fixed drop or it's randomized when the monsters are spawned, not when killed.

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For continuation, check out bonus update #3B in my next post.
 
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MicoSelva

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Bonus Update #3B: Never Happened, part II

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We get attacked by a dire wolf when trying to rest.

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Why try to rest if I'm at full health?

Stinking Cloud.

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Oh. Good thinking.

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Wolf is no challenge for The Codex.

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Another wolf pack attacks our hero.

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A wolf pack... Disguised as a ghast?

Don't look at me, I'm just reading the description.

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MWAHAHAHAHA! DECAPITATION!

Ghast is quickly and easily slain.

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And he drops Resist Fear, or whatever it's called.

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Finally we manage to rest and now have Stinking Cloud in our arsenal.

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We employ it immediately.

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I will now fuck you up like there's no tomorrow. Because there is no tomorrow. At least, not for you.

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Suffice to say, not everything went according to the plan.

Death count: 13

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What the fuck was that?

No idea. Let's procede like it never happened.

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Agreed.

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DIE, MOTHERFUCKER, DIE!

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Hey there, want some arrows?

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He fainted.

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My sheer awesomeness must have overwhelmed him.

No doubt.

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Ha! I like these guys so much more when they don't fight back!

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Not feeling so cocky when alone, huh, gramps?

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Yeah, someone definitely was feeling cocky here.

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Um... I've already used up my smart-ass death comment on the previous screenshot.

Death count: 2000

Loading.

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I had a dream that my brains were spilling out of my head through a huge crack in my skull.

That was not a dream.

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Oh.

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Of course we did not save the game after killing the ogrillons, so we'll have to do it again.

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Oh fuck. Can I just repeat my previous battle taunts and cheers?

Nope.

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Fuck you.

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Good job bow!

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What the fuck? An ogrillon hunchback?

He's probably just getting up after a successful saving throw.

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I like my version much more.

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Did not get far, huh, fucker?

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Eat grass, grass-eater!

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Watch out, that's the ogre!

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Yeah, like I can't see for myself.

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Wich part of "watch out" did You not under... ah, forget it.

Death count: 666

Loading.

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I think I swallowed some of my teeth when that club hit my jaw. Also, I am beginning to feel a grudge against that ogre.

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Back to the boring chores: killing ogrillons.

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Sweet mother of mercy! WHAT THE FUCK!?

Potion.

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YEAH, SLAUGHTER, FUCK YOU!

You are full of negative emotions.

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FUCK YOU TOO!

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In before "the other ogrillon is now limp". He's just getting up too.

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Fuck it! The ogre's asleep, that's our chance!

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Yeah, one hell of a chance we got there.

Death count: Dracula.

Loading.

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Can't we just skip the ogres?

No.

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This time it takes a while for at least one of them to fail a saving throw.

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Conveniently it's the one closest to me.

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We kill the one ogrillon and get rushed by another one. Meanwhile, a good thing happens and a bad thing happens. The good one is that the ogre falls unconscious and the bad that The Codex' sword breaks.

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Noooooo! Swoooooord!

Luckily, we have a spare.

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Mwahahahaha! Slaughter! Oh fuck! Ogre!

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Boom! Headshot! Fuck! He barely even noticed!

That's because he doesn't have any important internal organs in there.

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Ignore this! HA!

Yes!

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Farewell, brave sword, you shall be remembered.

Probably not.

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Yeah, probably not.

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We can finally move on to meeting... more ogrillons.

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:rage:

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And there's a lot of them too.

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Three ain't exactly a lot, but it IS too much.

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And we begin The Death Race 3000: Around the Rock Hill.

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It's all good until they get the idea of going in opposite directions.

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Ffffuuuuu...!

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But we somehow manage to become their mother duck again.

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Wow, we even made some damage!

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Fuck. You.

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One down!

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Yeah!

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Two down!

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Fuck yeah!

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Three down!

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:yeah:

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After a quick-save, we move on again. This time we encounter ghouls.

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I would complain about the monster variety here, but then you would no doubt force me to play Dragon Age and fight darkspawn every two minutes.

You've managed to acquire quite a respectable amount of wisdom.

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Ghouls are not even ghasts, so they don't really constitute much of a threat to our hero.

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Fuuuck! No...!

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Get away from me you ugly motherfuckers!

Paralyze in 3... 2... 1...

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Yes!

One down. Kind of surprising.

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Ah, yes, reapers just as expected.

Death count: De Monet.

Load game.

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I really fucking hate these worms.

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We had a recent save game this time. After a reload, carrion crawlers respawned into... kobolds.

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Whew... Uh, I mean: pity I won't be able to lay my vengeance upon them.

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Kobolds die quickly.

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Well, hello there...

Stop. Don't You see that she's hostile?

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Most women I meet are hostile. Or become hostile when I talk to them. I can't let that discourage me!

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We move back a little to prepare.

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Hide in shadows will ensure The Codex getting the first strike.

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We start with Charm Person.

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Nice legs there, honey. Would you like me to check if they're clean-shaven?

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For some reason, she did not fall for that one.

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Curses!

"Curses"?

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Uh, sorry. I meant: FUCK!

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Yes, beautiful lady I will lick the underwater stones until they turn to dust.

Death count: 999.

Loading.

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You did not have to reload. She may have wanted to make me her sex-slave.

Oh, we can load the game all the way back to Droth the ogre mage, if You want that kind of experience...

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Forget I said anything.

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Another attempt at Charm.

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You be the biscuits and I'll be the gravy, let us do breakfast sometime.

Ouch.

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Charm was not successful (surprise!). For some reason I decided that it's worth to attempt to cast Sleep.

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The funny thing is, it worked...

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Yes!

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Sleeping sirine is much less of a challenge to our hero.

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Damn! She was totally sleeping there. Should have taken advant-

Stop. Do not finish that sentence.

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Turnes out our sirine has had a bunch of rather angry friends nearby.

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We decide to employ our fool-proof "put them to sleep" tactic.

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So, maybe now I can-

Stop.

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Stinking Cloud should be a good opening spell for that.

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We have some success from the start.

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Nice.

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We add Sleep to the mix, as a precaution.

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I'd call it a partial success...

It might still become a complete failure.

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I am sorry, miss, I did not want to kill your friends. I will stab myself repeateadly in the eye for that now.

Death count: Pi

Loading.

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If I did not kill one of them, it could've ended with a threesome.

That's as probable as You finishing this game without dying even once more.

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Another attempt at our fool-proof plan...

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...seems just as successful as the one before.

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Should I prepare something sharp already?

Probably.

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Strangle myself with a bowstring? Why, of course, I'd love to!

Death count: 1138

Loading.

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I'm starting to dislike these two particular females. A little.

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Yet another attempt at our fool-proof plan...

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...modified with some added fiery death.

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Well, she should be sleeping and on fire. Another partial success then?

Previous ones were not very successful in the long run...

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Well, at least our hero did not suffer needlessly this time.

Death count: 1701.

Reloading.

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I think our fool-proof plan needs more fool-proofing.

You may be right, but let me try it one more time.

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Stinking Cloud + Sleep as openers.

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Approaching very carefully, we manage to enter the sight range of only one sirine.

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So... basically, you're abusing game mechanics, instead of thinking of some more creative way to win?

Shut up and shoot.

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One down!

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Yay, I guess.

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The Codex levels up.

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:yeah:

Unfortunately, the second sirine approaches before we are able to save the game.

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:rage:

We might still win, given some luck.

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We try to put her to sleep, while she casts Invisibility.

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I'll let everyone guess how it turned out.

Death count: too fucking high already!

Loading game.

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I have to admit, I prefer dying of being hit in the head by poisonous arrows than slowly bleeding to death when tell me to cut myself when I'm charmed.

Wow, being You really sucks.

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And I still wouldn't want to trade places with you. How does that feel?

Let's... let's just move on.

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Finally, our fool-proof plan works as it should! Both sirines are down.

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One of them kind of looks like she's breakdancing, but whatever.

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One down!

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Oh yeah!

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Lady? What should I do now? Stab myself in the groin? Alright.

Death count: no comments.

Loading.

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She got up, charmed me and fell asleep again?

Yes.

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Just wanted to make sure.

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I refuse to believe that such a fool-proof plan as this wouldn't work, so we try it again.

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Do I have a say in this?

No!

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Thought so.

Anyway, one of them is asleep. Kill her!

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Done, and done.

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Wow, the second one sleeps too. Let's not fuck this up this time.

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I'm on it!

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:rage:

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Yes, mistress, I understood. Plunge this sword through my ear. It's good for me.

Death count: 24

Loading!

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What is this, I don't even...

Yeah, me too.

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One more time. I might have forgotten to cast Stinking Cloud and Sleep here.

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That's a good start...

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It seems we were still able to step back and cast at least the first one. One of the sirines is already down!

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What? How? When did that happen?

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And the second one croaks too.

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Whoa. Have we entered some kind of alternate reality all of a sudden?

Are You complaining?

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No, but...

Then shut up.

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The Codex levels up as a fighter!

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:yeah:

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An increase in THAC0 and HP is all we get. Every little bit helps.

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Sirine (the first one, I guess) has topped Droth as the fattest kill. Stinking Cloud is already The Codex' favourite spell.

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Area completed!

Yeah, the sirines were last enemies here. I did not plan this.

And that would be all for today - and the last moment of BG1, but... I have one last thing to do.

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Single Player.

I was playing in Multi-Player mode because of situations like Shoal the Nereid here. I wasn't sure there aren't more moments like this in the game - it's been a while since I played Baldur's Gate last time.

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New Game.

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Import character.

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Shit, I just realised everybody will be able to see my save game filenames. It's almost as embarassing as revealing childhood photos.

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Anyway, I import The Codex from 'Final Save', created in the moment of Sarevok's death.

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What's going on? Why am I here again?

We're going to play the game one more time now.

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Noooooooooo!

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Yeah, not really, I just wanted to check one thing.

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Since we're already here, can I kill Firebeard Elvenhair?

No. Although, it would have been a good idea if I remembered it while actually playing this.

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Locked! Just as before.

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I think I know what you're thinking.

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Who's the bitch now, chest!?

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Aha!

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Investing just a little bit more into lockpicking at the beginning, would've netted us this beautiful thing. It's worth quite a hefty sum of gold.

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Now, that we know it - what of it?

Nothing, really. Was just curious.

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Right.

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Farewell, everyone - see You in BG2. Soon. I hope.
 
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Ah, yes, my LP... I kinda was unable to fire up my gaming rig for the last two weeks due to lack of time. I'll get to BG2 when I find a day with a few spare hours - to install the mods and stuff. Probably over the weekend.
 

deus101

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JESUS CHRIST!...i need to catch these threads when they starts up...i went throught 30 pages of your LP in one night!....time that could have been spent more productively.
 

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For BG2, I'd say the Codex has earned the right to have some company, with everything He's been through in this LP.
 

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Thanks to everyone for voting. I declare solo/core option to be the winner of the poll with 31 out of 54 votes (57%).

BG2 has been installed and modded (with Ascension, Unfinished Business, fix pack & tweak pack). I have already started playing, so expect the first update to show up sometime this week - hopefully earlier than later - in a totally new (and improved!) thread
 
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Hmmm...I wonder if you'll finish LPing BG2 before I even finish BG1 and begin to Shepardize Amn? Probably.

Anyway, great LP here, looking forward to your take on a BG2 LP.
 

DragoFireheart

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...it is a great honor that I award thee honorable hero of Baldur's Gate this medal for worthy service of braving the dangers of this great Sword Coast by your strength alone. I present thee this medal:




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May the bards sing your name and the gods smile on your fate.
 

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I'm 5 years late to the party, but reading this LP is a lot of fun (I'm at page 12 only, next update you enter the city ! :D)
Looking forward to read your BG2 LP after this one, cheers !
 

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Hey, bros.

I finally got around to fixing the image links in this LP after the recent backstab from Photobucket. Sorry it took so long, but... I forgot.

I used the opportunity to fix some minor errors and embed the updates in spoiler tags, so the thread should be more readable for the 1d6 people who stumble upon in in the next five years.
 

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