@BBMorti; Well done... I enjoyed watching how you got past the palace fight!
Week 7; I desired more fire power & decided that the ability to toss lightning would give me a nice edge, so I trekked off to Durlag's Tower. 'Invisibility' got me past the guards outside then I delivered some hair for Kirinhale to get my level 6 (33 hit points)… Riggilo was a prate anyway. I picked up my wisdom tome but the chest with the lightning rod was locked (opps)… don’t panic, the ankheg cave at Fishing Village all ways seems to have a wand but it turned out to be another fire starter, Bugger.
After scratching my head a bit I came up with a new strategy (I was confident this time) and set off to visit my kindred in Gullykin. SCS makes clearing the Firewine Ruins a bit dicey (especially if you allow the kobolds to distract you) but I had the Ogre Mage on the ropes until I noticed Lendarn casting ‘Web’… “Have you ever noticed how everything seems to freeze when you’re fighting a tough battle(?)” anyway, time to leave. Fortunately no one followed me out although the owner of the house I emerged into got a bit stroppy with me however the tunnel is only one way (an SCS thing) so I decided to rest up before re-entering the ruins from the hidden door below the winery. I dispatched the mage/ lackeys with fireballs… “Burn baby burn” but Lendran hid from me. I could hear him buffing up & had a good idea of his spell book now so I used my familiar to ferret out his ‘Web’ then punished him for picking on my little buddy with a gang bang (3 monster summon shots)… Wow nice loot, the stupid bugger was only foxing. After all the trouble I went through to get these scrolls I didn’t feel like leaving the scribes to chance so I returned to the fair and purchased myself a red potion (sets intelligence to 25 for a day).
The Bandit camp is still plagued by the follow the leader scripting bug (a feasibly game breaking SCS issue) so I had to cut my losses and settle for just clearing the command tent. I added protection from poison (scroll) & potion of freedom/absorbtion to my prebuff list for this battle then opened with ‘Web’ followed by ‘Lightning’ & mopped that up with 6 ‘Fireball’ shots (necklace of missiles) before giving Sai his freedom & picking the eyes out of the loot. I still had most my buffs up when I walked out of the tent stealthed & managed to kill Credus & Taugosz before the game bugged out on me & I did briefly consider collecting his plate armour (to sell) but decided against risking it… if you allow yourself to get trapped against terrain they will surround you and that’s the end of your game unless you can survive breaking stealth amongst 30-40 buffed up bandits.
Edited by ussnorway, 15 November 2011 - 01:55 AM.