Aside : The Lorestone of Herdos, when grasped, restored my Endurance to the original total, and I didn’t reflect this in the summary at the end of the last entry. Just confirming that my Endurance, as at the start of this entry, is 28.
At the end of the last post, I strode confidently (!) into a beam of light which promised to teleport me to the surface.
After suffering through a significant amount of colour dialogue, it is confirmed that I have been whooshed, Star Trek style, back into a building on the surface of the island. However, for supervillain-related reasons, the building into which I emerge (within sight of the beach) promptly starts crumbling around me.
I have the urgent choice of descending the steps to the old jetty (!), heading direct to the beach, or diving from the cliff into the water ‘far below’.
I’m pleased to report that, on this occasion, at least, I do in fact remember the advice of Paido’s brother, and specifically, his dying declaration regarding a boat being hidden behind the old jetty.
Thanks, Ms Bell.
As I head towards the jetty, the book decides that, for some reason ‘creatures are crawling out of the ground itself’ and I have to fight my way to the bottom of the steps.
When I reach that point, I am dragged to the ground by [and this is a direct quote] ‘a clutch of loathsome slaves’.
Aside : Hmmm. I think I’ll come back to this in my ‘conclusion’ post..
From a game-playing point of view, the more concerning development is that my Backpack is ripped from my shoulders, and I lose the entire (!!) contents.
Bye, Jar of Laumspur, I hardly knew you.
I do, though, manage to break free in time discover the small boat behind the said jetty steps, and paddle frantically away as the supervillain lair collapses behind me.
What’s this at the end of this paragraph?
Basically, now that the danger is gone, boats surface from every angle, wellwishers surround me and, once I am dragged onto his boat, Lord Ardan congratulates me effusively.
Now that I’ve taken out his enemy for him (!) all of a sudden he’s a lot more forthcoming – stating that my ‘purpose and destiny’ are known to the Elder Magi and that they have awaiting my coming for thousands of years.
With all these gifts of prophecy and divination, it would have been nice if they’d dropped a line to the Kai Monastery a couple of days before a certain feast of Fehmarn, but never mind that now…
Apparently the next Lorestone that I must find is located in what used to be the home of the Elder Magi, in what used to be their most sacred temple.
Is it just me, or is it starting to look like recovering each Lorestone involves doing the Magi’s dirty work for them?
Anyway, this is a short entry because I didn’t know how close I was to the ending of the book at the end of the last part!
I’ll bang out a conclusion next, before my jungle adventure!
Base Stats : CS : 18, E : 22, GC 33
Final Stats : CS : 33, E : 28
Weapons : Sword, Dagger
Weapon-Like Special Items : Silver Bow of Duadon (+3), Sommerswerd (+8 CS), Jewelled Mace, Dagger of Vashna
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 (3), Ornate Silver Key, Quiver (6 arrows), Boat Ticket, Power Key, Fireseeds (2), Platinum Amulet.
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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