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In Progress Travels Through the Arena: A TES I LP

Discussion in 'Codex Playground' started by Wayward Son, Nov 10, 2015.

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    Wayward Son
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    I've been kinda busy as of late, with very little downtime. Will probably be back soon.
     
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    Abandoned page 2
     
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    How does this one look?
     
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    How does this one look?
     
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    I'm gonna start typing the new episode now.
     
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    The Adventures of Wayward the Elf:
    Episode 3 (I Think):
    Watch Me Grind ;)

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    We just arrive to find this cleverly placed piece of ironic irony.
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    We slay a few enemies and gain a level...
    [​IMG] I am more pwerfuller than ever!
    And promptly die. So we come back and are more careful this time and actually gain a few decent items and a level to keep. We now look like this:
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    And have reached AC 0. So now I sell my old blade and get a whopping sixteen hundred gold for it. IDK what enchantment it had, but it was otherwise a normal sword. We go to make these spells to make life easier:
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    Now, all decked out, we save and return to the Stonekeep to finally reach the end of it. We get right up to the end, grab the paper and promptly get raped by five ghouls. All at once. From behind
    [​IMG] I am still sore.
    So we decide to grind out a few more levels. Here are some highlights:
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    So, now that we are a LVL 4 Soceror, we will grind to level 6 in order to have low cost enough spells to be able to use them effectively in this part of the game, where almost no enemies are mages or magical in nature.
    Post word: So, this one finally goes up. I had a hard time, first with the game, then with Imgur and Photobucket and lastly, with the Codex itself.I actually played this part at least a week and a half ago, however, haven't played any since as I've been trying to figure out all these issues. Luckily, all noticeable chinks have been worked out and so this LP should move relatively smoothly for the rest of the month. (After which, I give no guarantees).

     
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    Are those sized up enough? If not, Goddammit!
     
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  8. Nevill Arcane

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    Still small. :negative:
     
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    Dammit!
     
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    Update should go up tonight. Sorry for the wait.
     
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    What did I tell ya?
    Travels of Wayward the Elf, Episode 4:
    Ghouls and Priests of Jack
    Hi guys. Welcome back. sorry about how late this is, Christmas had me busy and then school, haven't had any time to play.
    Anyways, back to hell.
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    So, in the past few weeks, I reached level 7 and have p. low AC.
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    After a long and arduous march that the screencap feature glitched out on, we make it past ghouls and orcs to finally find the frickin tablet or whatever.
    [​IMG] Yes, it was all very dangerous and badass. Please, trust us on this...
    Right, so anyway, we trave back to Rihad to talk to white overlord mistress lady.
    [​IMG] Yay, slavery references!!
    However, we arrive in dark spooky times and see one of the scariest things EVAR!!!!!1!!
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    A priest masturbating on a dimly lit street corner. Yes, it is as scary as it sounds and you should be very afraid.
    Anyway, we walk into the inn, ashamed at what we were just witness to and get a room for the night and make the trek to cure our disease at the temple. Inside we find...
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    Another masturbating priest, God what is this, the Church of Lord Jack? In any event, we cure our disease thst we caught from the ghoul figth you missed (sorry about that) and go talk to Mistress Massuh Lady.
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    [​IMG] Damn straight he's in an early grave.
    What the hell are you talking about?
    [​IMG] I mean we killed a lot of thos creepy goblin guys in there, right?
    Well, yeah.
    [​IMG] Well, one of them was bound to be Golthog
    :facepalm:
    On that happy note, we end Episode Four. Next time, we brave the shallowest parts of the least deep dungeon of the first game in the first...
    You get it.
    Sorry for how short this is, next one should be larger.
     
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    The Adventures of Wayward the Elf: EP. 4: I'll Put my Fang In Your Lair

    Welcome back to the bestest LP right now (yeah fuckin' right!) This time we utterly dominate the dungeon Fang Lair.
    As it stands, I lost my save from escaping Stonekeep. So I had to escape again. On the other hand, it's a blessing cause I got another level up.
    So, anyways, on to the shit you haven't seen.
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    Here we see Wayward's new LV 8 stats. His INT and WIL are rising steadily. I plan to have 100 in both by LV 17.
    Next, we go and sell all of our Stonekeep loot and then to the MG to make some new spells.
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    I forgot to catch this one once I named it. I called it Flame Touch.
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    Next, we travel to the newly revealed Fang Lair.
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    I think it took 21 days to travel end to end across Cyrolol in Oblivion three times. (And yes, I did map it out kill me now)
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    Y'know, a lot of people might say this is a cheap way to get away from having detailed graphics, but I think (and I'm positive the majority here agrees) that written descriptions are way better at giving the place a sense of detail.
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    Here's the duct tunnels that are actually really fun to navigate.
    [​IMG] For you, maybe. These things are claustrophobic.
    Yeah, yeah. Whatever. Anyway, on with the adventures.
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    In all seriousness, these fucker are annoying as hell. They charge you faster than you can move, and hit five times to my one. Luckily, I remembered my Shadewalk spell I made.
    [​IMG] Invisibility's a godssend.
    I thought you weren't religious?
    [​IMG] Well, I mean, I am a god...
    Just wait five to ten levels, you'll get there. Anyway...
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    More fucking minotaurs. Seriously, if a game can make me truly hate an enemy, that must mean its good and at least slightly difficult.
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    Spiders. These guys would be annoying if I wasn't a high elf. As it is, they slow me down. From here on, I'll try to avoid the s-word.
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    This is the part where you know you're getting close to the end. At the end of this hall, we find a riddle. This riddle really makes absolutely no sense and this will be the only time that I've referred to a wiki for help here except for level reqs.
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    Seriously, I'm not even gonna tell you guys the right answer and see if I'm just stupid and you guys can figure this one out.
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    So, anyway, I input the right answer and get told how genius I am and how big my dick must be. We proceed to the second floor. There are skellingtons, but I just shadewalk around them. REally, at this point, I was fucking tired of skeletons. Okay, anyway...
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    Here's our second riddle in the game and this dungeon. I'll put the one with the answer in it in a spoiler box
    Show Spoiler
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    Seriously, I really like riddles in games and I wonder why they don't put things like this in modern "RPGs"
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    After shadewalking two hellhounds to death, I recieve the first piece of the Staff of Chaos.
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    [​IMG] Throbbing, eh? Well, I mean it is in my presence, so I don't blame it.
    :roll:
    Here's a couple of screenshots of the way back.
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    We then rest in a Rihadan (Rihadi?) inn. Hot wet dream girl shows up again.
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    [​IMG] Yeah, I'll delve into your Labyrinthian, Human Woman.

    Total Statistics in this update:
    Potions used:
    Restore Power-34
    Levels gained: 2
     
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  13. hello friend Arcane

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    Your pics are all tiny.
     
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    Yeah sorry about that. Imgur has a setting to change upload pic sizes and I guess it bugged out on me.
     
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    The Adventures of Wayward the Elf:
    Episode 5- Frosty Fortress​

    Welcome back! I've been getting kinda timely, haven't I?
    [​IMG] Well, it'd be about damn time, if two updates was anything to speak by.
    Shut it. Anyway, we had just recieved a wet dream vision from Ria Silmane.
    [​IMG] I swear it wasn't! She told me where we need to go!
    Suuure she did. I'm positive that she told you lots of things. So, we hed to Skyrim...
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    And to Winterhold...
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    To find this Labyrinthian.
    [​IMG] Wait, why do we go specifically there?
    My meta-knowledge sixth-sense tells me to go there.
    So, once we get there, we decide that since it's night, we'll head to the inn to pick up a wench and catch a night's sleep, if you know what I mean. On the way there, however, this happens...
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    the attention you deserve, or something like that. TBH, I can't find the last screen of that monologue.
    [​IMG] Oh gods. What ever will he send to fight me?
    This.
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    A zombie. Another thing that if we weren't a high elf would be annoying due to paralysis. After a difficult fight...
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    ......Yeah. I guess he really does under-estimate me. Anyway, we go to the inn and find this guy after a good night's sleep.
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    We tell him thanks for justifying my metagame and find our way to the MG in Winterhold.
    [​IMG] Wait, don't you mean The College?
    I don't know what you're.... Oh God, the repressed memories, they're coming back.... (Goes off to psych ward to repress the CoW guild questline again)
    (3 hours later...)
    Please don't ever mention that again!!
    Phew. So now, we make it there to talk to this guy...
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    [​IMG] Wait, have you been scrying me? How the hell does he know what I've been up to?
    Just get the damn location of the place from him.
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    Apparently, he took this as acceptance of his quest and marks the place on our map.
    While we're here, we make some new spells...
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    And lastly, my favorite (you'll see why...)
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    Ater buying some RP Potions, here's my stats
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    We travel to The Fortress of Ice, a place with no lore, that will never recieve any and never even be mentioned again. If only Labyrinthian had gotten that treatment.
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    We find some Ice Wolves, who are our best friends, because, with the Fortify Absorption spell, I have a 93% chance of absorbing spells, and these guys just machinegun you with them. This is why a sorceror is overpowered. This would have used all my magic up as a Mage or a Healer to do (because of the addition of the SA effect). The last time I faced these guys, they tore my Khajiit Thief to shreds. This time, well, you can see.
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    [​IMG] No, I see a puddle of water!
    Well, when you walked in, it was an Ice Golem. Spell Absorption FTW.
    [​IMG] NO. I FTW!!
    Okay, fine, whatever.
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    After about half an hour, we see the first signs of those knights people were talking about. This far in, though...
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    Here's some more Puddle Golems. After this, we wander for a while to find this door.
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    I figured something out. In Arena, if you see a riddle, you're getting near the end of either the floor or the dungeon in general. Once again, the answer is in spoilers, even though this one should be obvious.
    Show Spoiler
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    Really, if you can't figure this one out... I don't even know what amount of incredulity is due.
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    We make it thorugh to the Second Floor. And our first enemy on this next floor is (Cue drum roll)....
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    A... A wolf? What?
    [​IMG] Really, what is the purpose of this? How could the universe underestimate me so? Please, don't let it be written in the Elder Scrolls that I fought wolves for a quarter of my adventure.
    Really, are you actually mad?
    [​IMG] What? No. Mwahahaha, slaughter!!
    Wait, no! We can't use copyrighted material!
    [​IMG]Damn!
    Anyway, we move on. We find a few more wolves of both types, but by now, well, they aren't.
    We gain a level!
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    And find the whatchamacallit, that whatshisface wanted.
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    Well, that's it for now.
    [​IMG] Wait, what? You're ending on a cliffhanger?
    Hey, at least I didn't cut to black in midsente-
    [Black Screen]
    Potions used-
    RP: 42
    Healing-None
    Levels Gained-1
    Spells made-4
    Deaths-1 (DOSBox capture glitch, didn't capture, sorry)
     
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    Boom! Pics big enough for ya, huh!!??
     
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  17. hello friend Arcane

    hello friend
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    Much better
     
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    Yaaaaaaaays!!!!!!!!
     
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    The Adventures of Wayward the Elf
    Part 6: Tragedy!!
    Welcome back. In today's action-packed installment, we face a tragic loss.
    [​IMG]I'd like to start by saying a few words in his honor.
    He was always there for us. He saved our lives countless times and he will be sorely missed.
    Alright! Now that the emo crap is outta the way, let's get on with it!
    As we were walking out of the room with the whatchamacallit, we find some social activity!
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    Unfortunately, he doesn't like our opiniated political discourse and attacks us. We easily defeat him of course, but, at the end, tragedy strikes! The WarHammer disappears. We look frantically in the inventory, but find:
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    It's unequipped! Could this mean...
    [​IMG] No! It could have been a spell! Or. Or...
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    I'm sorry man.
    [​IMG] Noooooo! You really did it. You bastards!!!!
    C'mon... Let's get outta here...
    [​IMG] Hammer...
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    [​IMG] Outta my way! I'm not in the mood!
    Would you feel better if we Shadewalked out of here?
    [​IMG] Yes. Then I can haz Hammer?
    Yes. Then you can haz hammer.
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    Sometimes the RNG works like a beaut, doesn't it?
    [​IMG] Hammer...
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    We come up and find that we are two passwalls away from the exit.
    [​IMG] And Hammer..?
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    We then return to Winterhold, victorious in our quest!
    [​IMG] But at what cost!?
    Erherm. Anyways, we go to the MG in Winterhold and talk to whatshisface.
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    [​IMG] It's so touching to see how much cared about me... And so enraging to see how little you care about the hammer!!
    Okay, listen. We'll go buy you a new one right now, alright?
    [​IMG]I can haz hammer?
    Yeah. You can haz...
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    ...Or maybe not...
    [​IMG] Hammer...? Hammer...? No Hammer..? Rargg!
    Woah woah, it's alright, we'll grab you a nice dai-katana, alright?
    [​IMG] Hammer!!
    Let's make a deal. You take the dai-katana now, and we'll go artifact hunting, get you something real nice.
    [​IMG] Hmm..... I accept!
    Alright, so we purchase the dai-katana and travel to the Imperial City to find some info on an artifact.
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    Nothing to do with artifacts, just thought this was kinda ironic.
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    [​IMG] Did- did she just say...?
    Yeah, buddy. She did
    [​IMG] Hammer!!!
    What luck... :roll:
    [​IMG] We must to the Cherry Pit right away.
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    [​IMG] I... I want...
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    [​IMG] Hammer..!
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    [​IMG] I'll give you all my money and this man's soul for this!
    Wait just a minute...
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    Don't I have any say in this!!
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    [​IMG] Like- like hammer? You've lost yours, too?
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    And with that, we close. Next time, will our hero receive his Hammer? Will I get to keep my soul? Does any of this matter? Do any of you care? Find out next time on Dragon Ball Z The Adventures of Wayward the Elf
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    RP-4
    Deaths- THE HAMMER!!!!!
     
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  20. hello friend Arcane

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    Are unique items always in the same place, or is it semi-random?
     
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    It's random which one you get, based on province, but the Imperial City can give you any. Each artifact is in a specific province or one of a few. Getting Volendrung was a happy accident. Here's a site for a better explanation
     
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    The Adventures of Wayward the Elf
    Slaying Trolls in Newhammer
    Show Spoiler

    Welcome back to Arena, after my extended leave. I was busy for the past week on a personal project.
    [​IMG] Yeah, "personal project"... What's her name?
    Shut it.
    Here we go.
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    Here's our character sheet. As you can see, with our INT boost lasting as long as it does, we essentially have 300 MP for the duration of a dungeon.
    [​IMG] Stop copying MicroSelva and get on with getting my hammer.

    Yeah, yeah, whatever.
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    We now travel to the dungeon to find the map.
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    Here's a shot of the entrance.
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    Skipping a bunch of bull, here's the next floor.
    In fact, what the hell, here's the end of the dungeon.
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    [​IMG]Well, that's convenient.

    Shut it. Anyway, we head to the dugeon and enter to find our new hammer.
    [​IMG] YAAAAAYYY!!!
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    We had to swim from there to get here. Damn linearity of RNG.
    [​IMG] Huh. You never hear those words together.
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    After more nonsense, we reach the end of this floor.
    [​IMG] You're being really lazy about this.
    Shut up... me...
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    It's a troll!!
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    [​IMG]Take that Skyway!

    How do you even know who that is??
    [​IMG] Umm, duh. The interwebs. Where else?

    N-nevermind.
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    Here's the end of the floor!
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    We face the retarded ghoul of Azgrahlha in fierce, pitched battle. It was a fiery battle, filled with environmental destruction, viscerality and SOIL EROSION!!1!!
    ..
    .....
    ......
    No, really!!
    ..............
    Here's the evidence!!!
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    See!!?
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    End of floor!!
    Last Floor!!
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    Empty Halls!!
    [​IMG] Stop dragging this on!

    Oh, by the way, you caught a disease.
    [​IMG] Whatever.

    You say that now...

    For some reason, I didn't capture finding the cheast, but...
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    [​IMG] :bounce:
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    [​IMG] Hammer!! HAMMER!!!! HAMMER, MWAHAHAHA!!!
    Don't forget you're diseased.
    [​IMG] Shut it.

    On the way back...
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    [​IMG] YAAAAAAAYY! This is the best day of my life!

    You say that now...
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    We make it to the entrance/exit with relatively little of interest occuring in between.
    However, on the way there, we died of the Plague.
    [​IMG] NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! YOU BASTARDS, YOU REALLY DID IT!!!

    Anyway, we reload, only to die three more times, adventure through half of that nonsense again and get out with no casualties.
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    End of update character sheet.
    [​IMG] Would you look at that, the beautiful gold veneer, the way I hold it. *salivates*

    Uh, huh. Well, next time, we proceed the MQ. Labyrinthian, here we come!!
     
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  23. hello friend Arcane

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    How does plague work? Sounds deadly. Also, I notice Volendrung leeches strength. Does that mean you get a corresponding temporary STR boost for everything you leech? Or is it more of a drain effect?
     
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    Plague is one of the diseases you can get. It leeches some stats until they hit 0 and you die. As for Volendrung, I believe I do gain a corresponding strength increase. The more OP part of it is paralysis which can help carry any non-magic class to the mid/end game.
     
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    Just finished Labyrinthian, will begin writing update(s) soonish.
     
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