The Deathlord of Ixia

The Deathlord of Ixia – Attempt 3, Part 2

Yep! Here again! If I’m lucky, I’ll be able to, you know, actually remember the rules of these gamebooks. In all seriousness, thank you for all those who wished us a happy holiday.  We’re all home safe, and yours truly was the only one who had issues with the local food. A couple of house… Continue reading The Deathlord of Ixia – Attempt 3, Part 2

The Deathlord of Ixia

The Deathlord of Ixia – Attempt 3, Part 1

Feeling somewhat like Sisyphus, I return to the fray. As my faithful readers now know, there is a point partway through the adventure where Lone Wolf’s Endurance gets restored to maximum.  I’m going to refrain from repeated commentary up until that points, so you’ll just have to accept my word for it if I don’t die… Continue reading The Deathlord of Ixia – Attempt 3, Part 1

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The Deathlord of Ixia – Attempt 2, Part 4

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… Continue reading The Deathlord of Ixia – Attempt 2, Part 4

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The Deathlord of Ixia – Attempt 2, Part 3

Aside : You want to know the definition of true love? Last night : Australia played France in their initial World Cup match, for which I’ve waited four years. Hawthorn played Adelaide in a vital home match that could well decide our chance of making the finals. The Australian cricket team played their archrivals England… Continue reading The Deathlord of Ixia – Attempt 2, Part 3

The Deathlord of Ixia

The Deathlord of Ixia – Attempt 2, Part 2

[Aside : Answers to the music trivia quiz will be posted shortly] Back to the Deathlord of Ixia…. Attempt 2??? You failure!!! The brighter side of this second attempt is that Lone Wolf has, on this go-round, battled  his way through the initial portion of the gamebook and is, now, on maximum Endurance! Back to… Continue reading The Deathlord of Ixia – Attempt 2, Part 2

The Deathlord of Ixia

The Deathlord of Ixia – Attempt 2, Part 1

Lone Wolf is back in the sequel – Lone Wolf 2 : Prepared For The Worst! With a little bit of meta-knowledge concerning my task, I make a careful revision to the items which I will be taking with me. I put my Spyglass, Bowstring and Underwater-Breathing Potion into storage (noting in particular that the… Continue reading The Deathlord of Ixia – Attempt 2, Part 1

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The Deathlord of Ixia – Attempt 1, Part 7

Well, there’s no way around it, things are looking pretty grim for Lone Wolf. He’s down to 3 Endurance, and hasn’t yet penetrated the inner sanctum of the villains. At least the good news is… is…. is…… While I’m busy feeling sorry for myself, three black-robed creatures appear from my left and start up with… Continue reading The Deathlord of Ixia – Attempt 1, Part 7

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The Deathlord of Ixia – Attempt 1, Part 6

Having survived a lightning bolt with nothing more than a scratch (!), Lone Wolf is feeling pretty darn sure of himself…. Oops – did I say that….?   Aside : RIP Alan Rickman, you were awesome…. Unsurprisingly, when I enter the cave in which I intend to seek shelter, it is instantly apparent that I… Continue reading The Deathlord of Ixia – Attempt 1, Part 6

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The Deathlord of Ixia – Attempt 1, Part 5

Remember how your dutiful author was confronted with a mathematical problem which he could not answer? In a pleasing example of collective wisdom, I take heed of my faithful commenters and note that the numbers in the opposing corners of the locks add up to the same total across the board. Filled with the puffed-up… Continue reading The Deathlord of Ixia – Attempt 1, Part 5

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The Deathlord of Ixia – Attempt 1, Part 4

So, for those that didn’t check out the edited version of the last entry I did, in fact, manage to evade the third wave of zombie enemies and secreted myself in the depths of the ship’s hold. As I feverishly scan the hold for a place to hide, I thank (someone relevant) for the fact that I… Continue reading The Deathlord of Ixia – Attempt 1, Part 4