Heading towards the light.
After a couple more minor tasks I finally meet the big cheese whom as it turns out has a fetish craving for the blood of a Kuo-Toa prince... what a coincidence I just happen to have one in my bag but I played mute because I wanted to tidy up some loose ends first. After leaving the temple I dispatched some slimes and had a chat to Jarlaxle
about his unfortunate Lich issue.
After checking the notes it appears that this particular Lich likes to toss out various death spells whilst hiding under an impressive list of immunities, plus he has also been known to associate with a fallen planetar so all in all a tough ask for a party championed by a sorceress... I recharged my “Rod of Resurrection” & purchased a ‘Spell Trigger’ which I cast direct from the scroll then I put up ‘Spell Immunity’ (necromancy
) & ‘Invisibility, 10' Radius’ before activating my inner Slayer.
Round 1: I fired my ‘Spell Trigger’ (‘Lower Resistance’ times two & ‘Ray of Enfeeblement’
summoned the Efreeti, Do’Dad
put up ‘Repulse Undead’ & team two i.e. Imoen
started moving away hoping to avoid getting ‘Abi-Dalzim's Horrid Wilting’ dropped onto them... Deirex
activated his various immune to this and that buffs then used ‘Time Stop’ to summon his Fallen Planetar.
Round 2&3: Jaheira
& myself got stuck into the Planetar whilst Do’Dad
over against the wall... I think this must have changed his range (cancelling his spells
) & therefore he only put up more defensive buffs.
Round 4, 5 & 6: I dropped out of the Slayer mode after dispatching the FP & we basically had a Mexican stand-off with nobody able to harm the other... I couldn’t get past his assortment of buffs but Do’Dad
had him pinned against the far wall & easily shrugged off the various death spells.
Round 7, 8 & 9: Do’Dad
had to retreat to rebuff & then Deirex
surprised me by repeatedly summoning ‘Mordenkainen's Sword’ which of course threatened to bugger all the traps that Amber
placed so Jaheira
sacrificed herself to hold the line whilst I dispatched them & her (unfortunately
) with ‘Skull Trap’s.
Round 10-16: We held him at range with skeleton warriors and then Do’Dad
took turns tanking whilst my “Rod of Resurrection” kept them in play untill Deirex
dropped a nasty ‘Spell Trigger’ but his protections started to fail and it was game over.
After all the resources spent on this encounter I probably (just
) broke even... hardest battle he has given me for quite some time. I delivered the blood and freed some slaves to fix my reputation then watched both the girls get what’s coming too them before raiding the House of Jae'llat
but SCS2 upgraded defences uses the buggy follow the leader script & Do’Dad
had to massacre a dozen Drow to reach the exit then once outside Amber
got trapped in the crowd press & things looked a little grim. They had to pass all their gear to Do’Dad
and he managed to cut a conduit for me to get out of Ust'Natha only to get betrayed/ abandoned by Lady Silverback at the threshold to the surface... ADALON
Edited by ussnorway, 05 February 2012 - 08:57 AM.