In something that seemed too good to be true, in our last instalment, my MEGASWORD managed to dispel certain ill-disposed insectoids without a fight.
Before I even get a chance to be complacent, a ‘new horror’ appears from the floor!
Some ‘jackal-like’ creature, describing itself as ‘Tagazin’ promises my doom, death, torture, yadayadayada…
I remember vaguely than Tagazin was a demon summoned by Roark in book 6, but that doesn’t seem to be relevant to the current confrontation….
As this monstrosity slowly advances, I am somewhat relieved to confirm that I have the Kai-surge Discipline and have, in fact, reached the exalted (and self-imposed (!)) rank of Sun Lord!
I hurl a ball of psychic energy at Tamazin, and have to make an R10 check, and then multiply the result by 2….
I carefully note my result of (9×2)=18 before turning to the next page…
It is Tamazin and I, locked in combat!
I gulp four doses of Laumspur, and start to take one of Alether, until I realise that it won’t actually make any difference. There’s also no point in using Kai-surge.
The good news : I get to reduce Tamazin’s Endurance by the 18 figure which I previously noted.
The bad news :
Demonlord Tamazin – CS : 55 (!!!!!!!!), E : 60-18=42
Lone Wolf : CS : 32, E : 37
Are you freaking serious?!?
Combat Skill of 55?!
Admittedly, I apparently am victorious (or at least get to turn to another page) If I reduce the Demonlord to 25 Endurance.
I have a small chance of doing that, as long as I avoid the instakill R10 results of 1 or 2.
Then I, without exaggeration, get 5 consecutive results of 3 or 4, which mean that I lose 40 Endurance, without scratching my enemy even once….
I’ll be honest. If this fight is an unavoidable one, and I guess I’ll find that out shortly, I may have to review my ‘play completely honestly’ policy, simply because this blog could get REALLY boring.
After that fiasco, I’m feeling a bit gloomy.
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For mine, though, the pick is still her debut self-titled album, with 10 songs uniformly about loss and heartbreak. The dark horse of the collection is ‘The Late September Dogs’.
Have a listen
Basic Stats : CS : 26, E : 39, GC 50
Current Stats : CS : 44/44, E : 0/40
Weapons : Sword
Weapon-Like Special Items : Silver Bow of Duadon (+3), Sommerswerd (+8 CS),
Backpack : Lantern, Rope, Jar Laumwort x3 (+2 Endurance), Ruby Ring, Potion of Alether (+2CS), Hammer, Laumspur (x2) (+4 E), Jar Alether x3(+2CS)
Special Items :
1. Sommerswerd (+8 CS) (with Korlinium scabbard) 2. Crystal Star Pendant , 3. EMPTY 4. Quiver (5 arrows), 5. Statuette of Zagarna, 6. Onyx Key 7. Silver Rod 8. Jadin Amulet (+1 to dodging) 9. Jewelled Mace, 10. Silver Bracers (+2 CS, +1 E) (6), 11. Golden Key 12. Silver Bow of Duadon.
Extra Special Items – Platinum Amulet, Scroll with Invitation
Kai Monastery storage :
- Gold Crowns : 13
- Backpack Items : Sack of Silver (3), Brass Key, Black Key, Jar Gallowbrush x2 (Sleep and -2 Endurance), Jar Sabito x2 (Underwater breathing), Spyglass, Arrows (1), Whistle, Ball of String, Bottle of Wine, Bowstring.
- Special Items :
Grand Master Rank : Sun Thane
Grand Master Disciplines : Kai-surge, Kai-screen, Grand Huntmastery, Grand Pathsmanship, Kai-Alchemy, Assimilance, Grand Nexus, Deliverance.
Magnakai Disciplines : Weaponmastery (+4 CS in Sword, Bow, Mace, Dagger, Spear, Quarterstaff, Broadsword, Warhammer, Axe, Short Sword), Pathmanship, Huntmastery, Divination, Invisibility, Nexus, Psi-Screen, Psi-Surge, Curing, Animal Control
Lore-Circles : Fire (+1 CS, +2 E), Light (+3 E), Solaris (+1 CS, +3 E), Spirit (+3 CS, +3 E)
Kai Disciplines : Camouflage, Animal Kinship, Tracking, Hunting, Sixth Sense, Healing, Mind Over Matter, Mindblast (+3CS), Mindshield, Weaponskill (+2 CS in Short Sword)
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