Lone Wolf has been knocked unconscious.
In real life, that would mean an extended hospital stay.
In this world of make-believe, I would say that it is around 50/50 as to whether I wake up looking at Honor Blackman :
actually, there is no or. I’m just hoping for Honor Blackman.
Unfortunately, it is the other ’50’ of the 50/50 that comes up on the proverbial roulette wheel.
I wake up in the middle of a gladiatorial arena (!!) with my arms shackled above my head.
More interestingly, the spectator seats around this arena are filled by ‘people’ in hooded robes, with undisclosed features, apparently staring at my toned body with a disconcerting level of interest.
It looks like some kind of mock trial is taking place, as punishment for allegedly (!) coming to CD without permission.
Briefly, I am condemned for the crime (!) of coming to CD, while I notice the important fact that the glowing crystal above the overseer’s throne is the Lorestone that I seek.
The sham verdict of ‘Guilty’ is rendered, and I am sentenced to the ‘maze’.
Well, it could have been worse – the verdict could have been ‘Gulag’.
Aside : I’ve just quietly confirmed to myself that I have rabbited on about the first paragraph of this entry for a few hundred words.
In the meantime, I am stripped of all my weapons, but not before a ‘hunchbacked dwarf’ raises the Sommerwswerd over his head and is zapped with a golden bolt of power.
I get slapped across the face (1 Endurance loss) but am otherwise thrown into the ‘maze’ with all of my weapons (and, worse luck, ‘Weapon-like Special Items’) confiscated from me.
Aside : Brief entry, but today was my son’s fourth birthday and for some reason that has been considered by my family (and I) as more important.
Base Stats : CS : 18, E : 22 [28 with armour], GC 31
Final Stats : CS : 33, E : 18
Weapons : None [Confiscated : Spear, Broadsword]
Weapon-like Special Items : None [Confiscated : Sommerswerd (+8 CS), Dagger of Vashna, Silver Bow of Duadon (+3)]
Backpack : Potion of Laumspur (+4E), Meal, Red Robe, Alether Berries (3) (+2 CS), Lantern
Special Items : Brass Whistle, Copper Key, Map, Crystal Star, Shield (+2 CS), Padded Waistcoat (+2 E), Chainmail Waistcoat (+4 E) Blue Stone Triangle Pendant, Diamond, Ornate Silver Key, Quiver (6 arrows), Boat Ticket, Power Key, Fireseeds (3)
Kai Monastery storage : Map of Tekaro, Potion of Laumspur (+4E)
Magnakai Rank : Primate
Magnakai Disciplines : Weaponmastery (+3 CS in Sword, Bow, Mace, Dagger), Pathmanship, Huntmastery, Divination
Lore-Circles : Fire (+1 CS, +2 E)
Kai Disciplines : Camouflage, Animal Kinship, Tracking, Hunting, Sixth Sense, Healing, Mind Over Matter, Mindblast (+2CS), Mindshield, Weaponskill (+2 CS in Short Sword)
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