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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.

  1. Wayward Son Fails to keep valuable team members alive

    Wayward Son
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    The Adventures of Wayward the Elf Episode Eight:
    Seriously Frail Equipment
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    Hey, hey, hey! It's Wayward Son with Wayward Son and we are going to be showin you part of Labyrinthian. (It's too large to put in one update, imo)
    Let's a-go!
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    Here's the final exit to the dungeon for the Volendrung.
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    Now, we head back to Skyrim to get the Staff Piece from Labyrinthian.
    [​IMG] With my new hammer!

    Er... Yes, you'll have it through the ENTIRE dungeon. Uh huh, sure.
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    Obligatory character sheet. All the yada yada about how powerful we are.
    [​IMG] Can we just get on with it?

    Yeah, sure.
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    Y'know, I just have to say, I really like these dungeon exterior descriptions. It's actually a lot better than Skyrim's exterior graphics.
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    We were told to go down the center path, so we do just that.
    Let's just take all the background story in.
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    [​IMG] So, there was a genius and his Down Syndrome brother who swung a club that came here to solve some riddles. And they failed. Gee, I wonder why...
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    And they gave one of the keys to Mogrus of Downsyndromton.
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    HERE'S WHERE YOU NEED TO GO!!1!!
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    We can take it on.
    (Three minutes and a half-mana tank later)
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    Or maybe not. I checked and these things are immune to anything of lesser make than mithril.
    [​IMG] And let me guess...
    Our legen-motherfuckin-dary Hammer of magic is only Dwarven
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    So, let's go and slaughter some other stuff.
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    [​IMG] We meet again, kwanzabot!
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    [​IMG] Let us fight!
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    This comes up after a garbled message that was extremely bugged out. We go into our inventory and find that, yes, our legendary Hammer has disappeared.
    [​IMG] So, what weapons do I have? Y'know, until I can replace the Hammer again?

    You're not gonna like it...
    You only have...
    A shortbow.
    [​IMG] What!!? A shortbow? This will not do.

    Yeah, we'll go get something new, like, now.
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    [​IMG] Outta my way! I'm not in the mood for trash mobs right now.
    We find a treasure pile and hope for a weapon, any weapon, and... well...
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    This all feels like one big, elaborate troll by Bethesda.

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    Dugeon not yet clear, head down low, tail tucked between our legs, we leave Labyrinthian.
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    [​IMG] :bounce: Please, can I haz?
    Yes, ohhh yes, you can haz.
    The Gold Left counter is because of this:
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    An Ebony Helm. Something I couldn't even use. I'm so happy right now, I could cry.
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    We get the Claymore for 2500 GP less than it cost.
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    Ohhhh yess. I am so happy right now.
    We go back to the dungeon after getting a few more items (Ebony Amulet, Adamantium Mace of Lightning)
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    [​IMG] Time to die fucker!
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    [​IMG] Wait, so I get nothing for decimating him??
    Nothing except for 25000 EXP. To put that into perspective, the FINAL BOSS gives us 100000 XP for "defeating him" that's only four times an Iron Golem.
    [​IMG] Oh, oh wow. Shit, man.
    Yeah.
    Anyway, next time, we find at least one, if not both, keys to reach the end of Labyrinthian. This is one of my favorite dungeons ever and I can't wait.
     
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    Wayward Son
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    The Adventures of Wayward the Elf Episode Nine:
    Delving into the Depths


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    Well, damn. Three in as many days.
    Let's get on with it.
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    Obligatory character sheet. We travel farther into the dungeon.
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    All due to a spell absorption failure.
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    One of these guys tried to suicide bomb us with a fireball while we were fighting the other one.
    [​IMG] What a moron.

    You died from an absorption failure like, five minutes ago.
    [​IMG] I forgot. And you should too, if you know what's good for you.
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    Neat level design.
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    First riddle of the dungeon
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    [​IMG] What do you mean? I never met you. Have I?

    No, he meant... Forget it.
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    [​IMG] Who in the blazes makes a key out of diamond?
    I guess someone who wants no chance of forgery?
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    Labyrinthian is filled with these raised version of the tunnels in Fang Lair.
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    Back to the first floor.
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    Typical level, we didn't get extremely lucky, but our rolls weren't terrible.
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    We replace our +20 Luck Torc with an Adamantine one.
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    [​IMG] Haha, you guys are nothing!
    As you approach Shadewalked.
    [​IMG] Shut up
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    [​IMG] Shit, shit shit!!
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    [​IMG] Yeah! 25000 XP, you are mine.
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    We see the remains of those that were a threat to my Thief.
    Next is a riddle I missed capturing.
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    Back to floor one.
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    That's actually kind of clever. I like.
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    [​IMG] Wait, I thought that Tharn placed this piece here. What's this nonsense about some Shalidor?
    I-I don't know. I am at a loss.
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    If you know what I mean.
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    And we leave, yet another adventure behind us.

     
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  3. Wayward Son Fails to keep valuable team members alive

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    The Adventures of Wayward the Elf Ep 10
    Kwanza, Halloween and FSdcdvgfngf-esque Dungeons

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    Hey guys. This one really killed me. I don't think the LP will be able to accurately convey how mind-blowingly frustrating this part was.
    Welp, let's get this show on the road.

    Obligatory char sheet time!
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    Now we travel to Elseweyr, because it is either there or Valenwood where we need to go next.
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    [​IMG] After a month of travel, I'm gonna want some social activity the second we get there.
    OK, fine. We'll ask the first person we see for some rumors. It won't be worth it, I'm telling you.
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    [​IMG] "Not gonna be worth it", eh?
    Dude, did see all those distant relations? It will probably be a goose-hunt.
    [​IMG] I don't care. We're doing it.
    We go to ask the bartend at the Restless Bird about it and...
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    [​IMG] 530 Gold? I shit that out while I sleep! Obviously I'll pay it.
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    [​IMG] Back to Skyrim?
    Back to Skyrim.
    But first, we purchase rooms and have another wet dream.
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    [​IMG] Oh, I'll quest into your Elden Grove...:smug:
    Eew. Just, ugh.
    [​IMG] Yeah, she was saying much the same last night.
    Kill yourself.
    [​IMG] Wouldn't you rather do it slowly via this LP?
    Hmm...
    ......
    ........
    Continuing!
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    [​IMG] So, basically, Halloween.
    Yeah, sure.
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    Opening to the dungeon
    After some wandering, we rest, only we see this guy in our dreams.
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    [​IMG] kwanzabot? Wait.... It all makes sense now! Trolls are Tharn's servants! By killing him they may stop what they do! We now have a reason to do this! C'mon.
    Wait, we didn't have a reason before? Y'know, saving the world?
    [​IMG] That doesn't matter as much as this.
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    End of Floor!
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    Here's where the annoyance started. Y'see, I spent hours endlessly navigating the corridors of this floor, disassembling it with PassWall (not very efficient, btw) and slaughtering literally everything. Including this fucker:
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    And getting a level up in the process
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    But still, not finding the damned map.

    So, we have a choice.
    Either we can continue searching, possibly artificially elongating this LP by a lot.
    Or, we go to find Elden Grove.
    Reader! Vote!
     
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  4. hello friend Arcane

    hello friend
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    The map is supposed to be there, isn't it? Do NPCs try to scam you in this game?

    I vote continue searching.
     
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    The map should be there, but knowing Bethesda....
    I'll continue searching....
     
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    Shenanigans in the Inn:
    Arena, Ep 11
    Here we go. This is mostly fluff, with a little plot. I'd still reccomend reading it, though.
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    Here's the stats. Yada yada.
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    While trying to find the damn map, we see a troll. Horrible creatures, I try to stay away from them.
    Okay, so about this point (5 and a half hours of searching for the map) I got tired of this and decided to screw the informal poll and just get the hell outta here and advance the plot. So sorry that we couldn't cater to this whim.
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    We go to Orcrest and find this woman and ask her to tell us where Eldengrove is.
    [​IMG] Well, let's go there and get this over with!
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    [​IMG] Yay! Free beer! Please?
    Only after we find the castle here.
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    [​IMG] There! Now?
    No. Now we talk to the castle people.
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    [​IMG] If it will let me get my alcohol, sure why not?
    Dude, I didnt't know you liked alcohol this much.
    [​IMG] I've never drank it before.
    Seriously? Well, looks like we're in for a party.
    [​IMG] What's that supposed to mean?
    Oh, you'll see.
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    [​IMG] Well, where is it?
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    [​IMG] Then I'll get just that.
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    [​IMG] And more!
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    About a dozen drinks later...
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    [​IMG] Ah, thash nothshinnn.
    Dude, your charisma is down to 8.
    [​IMG]You callin meugly? Cush I'll killyouuuu...
    Just don't drink any more.
    [​IMG] Jusht one more, shirra. Can I pleashh haf anoder? Hahahahaah. (Laughs hysterically at his own shitty joke.)
    Dude. Ugh, fine. One more!
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    [​IMG] Sheeeeee? Noding happenshed I'll be fine.
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    No amount of facepalms are worthy enoguh for this death screen.
    Reloadsh.
    [​IMG] Ughhh. My head. It hurts like hell. So does my ass. What the hell happened last night.
    Alcohol poisoning. You decided to show off and fell ass-first on your blade.
    [​IMG] Oh. Let's forget this incident ever happened.
    Yes. Let's.
    BTW, I had to replay literally everything up until this point in this episode.
    We decide to go to the store to pawn some stuff off.
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    My god. I got over 17k from this.
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    :roll:
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    We go to Selene's Web, the dungeon the Queen wanted us to go to.
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    We leave you with this glitched out message...
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  7. Wayward Son Fails to keep valuable team members alive

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    Finished Selene's Web. update should come by Sunday.
     
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    Travels Through the Arena Part 12: Selene's Web Part 1 (AKA We're Back Bitches!!)


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    Hey bros. Sorry I was late for getting this out on Sunday. Here we go.
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    Since it's been a while, I thought it'd be good to start with his character sheet. Level 13 Sorcerer with base 79% chance to absorb spells. Ebony Claymore for goo damage, with lots of buff spells.

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    Here's the inventory screen.

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    Heading now to our current target, Selene's Web, to get some thing for some person so they'll give us the location of the Staff Piece.

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    Here's this glitched (I think) message again.

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    :what: Are those two wolves...

    [​IMG] I get the feeling I'm interrupting some sweet time between these two. I'll be back later.

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    Maybe we should get out of here. I don't like the sound of that.

    [​IMG] MATING!? I WANT TO GO THERE NOW!!

    *sigh* Okay fine, we'll check it out real quick, though I doubt it's quite qhat you're thinking...

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    [​IMG] Oh... Oh.

    Yeah, I told you so.

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    Here's the map of Selene's Web currently.

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    Gotta find the key for this.

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    [​IMG] No we don't.

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    No. We ended up having to find the key, iirc. (I played this about the time of the last update, so it's been a long time.)
     
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    Travels Through the Arena Part 13: Selene's Web Part 2


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    [​IMG] After that Mating Room was a bust, I guess I could use some training.

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    Here's the entrance to the room.

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    Some more "training"

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    [​IMG]Yay! A level-up! Told you I could use some training.

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    We pump our Agility for another +1 to AC

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    Leaving the training room, we head own another hall and fight this shirtless vested man.

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    Follow the advice of the falvor text, we hop the wall to find a Diamond Key. This will surely be used to get to whatever it is we came here for.

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    Then we died from something. I remember having no idea then what it was that killed me.

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    :negative: Still level 13...

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    We head back here and grab the key.

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    At least our level up was a litle better.

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    Here's the thingamajigger. Let's take the do-hickey back to the person.
     
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    Travels Through the Arena Part 14: Elden Grove Part 1
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    We decide to head back to give the whasitcalled to the lady.

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    [​IMG] Aw shucks, thanks lady.

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    [​IMG] Time to be bad.

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    [​IMG] Ooh, yeah, I could get used to this.

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    Let's uhh, let's head to Elden Grove now.

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    Here's our character sheet.

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    Still lovin these blurbs.

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    [​IMG] Why is it we always enter these dungeons at the wrong time?

    I dunno man. All this moaning and growling, it's something I've never heard before.

    [​IMG] Yeah, we know that.

    ...

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    ...

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    Anyway, let's get on with it shall we?

    [​IMG] Virgin.

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    We kill this dog.

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    We cannae barely see this foul spectre. It still dies, in any event.

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    We found a structure.

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    Looks like we've found the source of the moaning and growling...

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    We rain down hot vengeance upon them.

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    [​IMG] How does a forest have another floor?

    ...Subterannean buildings?

    [​IMG] That's retarded. Wasn't this place abandoned before the Age of Man? Why would there be grand structures under the...

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    [​IMG]... I stand corrected...

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    Rats? I feel a little insulted.

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    Wait, what the fuck?

    [​IMG] What the fuck just killed me?

    I... have no idea.

    [​IMG] I just felt nothing and then bam! Jagar Tharn visions and Valhalla.

    Let's reload.

    [​IMG] Indeed.

     
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  11. hello friend Arcane

    hello friend
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    Do you take damage if you absorb spells past your spell point max?
     
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    Not if I remember correctly. But I'm not 100% certain on that.
     
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  13. Eriador Arbiter

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    You do in Daggerfall, not sure about Arena.
     
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  14. abnaxus Arcane Patron

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    I never paid attention to mana burn in Arena so I guess it doesn't have it.

    In Daggerfall during main quest I remember a room where five or so ancient vampires would pop up and instagib characters with spell absorption.
     
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    Travels Through the Arena Part 15: Elden Grove Part 2

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    So now it's time to find whatever the hell it was that killed us off last time.

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    We're ready for whatever comes.

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    This can't be it. We couldn't have been one-shot by a zombie through our shields.

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    Neither by rats.

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    Okay, what the hell? Where's the thing that killed us off before?

    [​IMG] Personally, I'm ambivalent about finding it.

    Nonsense! Don't you feel the burn and ache of revenge in your bones?

    [​IMG] Not really...

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    This must be what killed us!

    [​IMG] Okay, so what now?

    FIRESTORM!!!

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    [​IMG] I could see how this spell might be useful...

    Of course you do, because it dies

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    This actually looks a bit like a boss fight.


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    :rage:

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    Oh okay, it's just a riddle.

    Answer (open)

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    Here's our doohickey that we wanted.

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    [​IMG] Yeah, my luck should be praised. This guy is literally giving me free XP and mana.

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    Three pieces down, five to go.

     
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    Travels Through the Arena Part 16: Elden Grove Part 3

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    Look at Mr. Badass over here.

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    He sent... some goddamn minotaurs. Something we wholly thrashed back in Stonekeep. Fucking moron.

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    Oh and fucking lovely that, we get a riddle on the way out. Think carefully, for you die (I think) if you get it wrong.

    Answer (open)

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    Thanks! Won't do!

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    We go to an inn and have another wet dream.

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    [​IMG] Sorry, tuts. 'S a bit late for that.

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    [​IMG] Uhh... What loved ones?

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    We find out that the Halls of Colossus lie in Elseweyr, home of the Khajiit. Let us head there posthaste.

     
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