So, yeah, I'm ready to post again. Holiday season's had me running in circles, and gone for quite a bit of the time. But here finally is some thoughts on the beginning.
Thoughts on the Harvest Festival. How have we lost every year? Even the last year? We have a wizard to overwhelm anyone at the Tourney of Talent. I?m a rogue who easily succeeds at the Knave?s Challenge. And both Bevil and I can shoot a full ten at the Archery Competition. The only thing the Mossfeld?s seem to be good at is the Brawl. If this were to be our first year it might have possibly, maybe, slightly made sense.
So I take out the Archery right away. Perfect score, instant win. Start on the Knave?s Challenge. So I have two out of two. Even if I had somehow managed to explode my game and fail the Tourney of Talent(the one they seem to suggest we always win), I?ve got two. If the Mossfeld?s won two I suppose we would have had a draw or a tie-breaker or something.
But they can win a maximum of one. The Brawl. Maybe last year they hired Kipp while I was working on the Tourney of Talent. And as fighters they got a good score on the Archery while I was busy brawling someone, and miraculously, not gaining a single XP. And of course they could whoop our tails in the brawl.
Well not this year. There is one strategy that I use when my main character is not a warrior. Run. He runs around the outside of the ring while two of the Mossfelds, usually Wyl and Ward, chase him. When they fall behind he Sneak Attacks the third Mossfeld; when they attack Bevil, (Amie is not meant for brawling, it should be more one on one like Lorne, and Cormick) he sneak attack them. Easy win. Almost too easy. And I was still level 1.
And the Harvest cup is won, along with their pretty Harvest Cloak, and etc. etc. blah, blah, blah. That concludes the Prologue.
We?re on to chapter 1. Duergar and Bladelings attack the village. And little level three roguish me, who for some reason is unofficially a member of the militia helps turn them back. Luckily he?s smart enough to know that if they aren?t turned back, he?s dead. Also he?s smart enough to get the entire militia(including the Mossfeld?s whom he despises, life comes before grudges) instead of the 5(?) they tell you to find, and he takes the few moments to rob-ehem, secure-the items in Tarmas? house, that may be very valuable for the oncoming fight - or not, a scroll of identify, a mandolin, some gold, and a book. The only thing somewhat helpful was the alchemist?s fire.. The items he stole from other houses (Arvoreen?s Amulet, money, healing items(scratch that, those are helpful), and whatever) are certain to come in handy at some point.
Galen apparently left immediately after I won the cup, or right after the festivities died down, neither of which was all that intelligent. With all the mess going around leaving in the dead of night was either stupid or suspicious. Whatever.
Ward apparently can?t do anything until you get him the mystical fluorescent moss. I wasted a healer?s kit on him, and you know how nice those are. So I reloaded a few minutes back.
We took the time to interview the dying dwarf. Why? Knowledge is power, and we didn?t see any of the baddies Georg was supposedly fending off.
We also helped the Starlings. It was 2 against 3(in the video there were three anyways. Inside there were two dead and five alive. Fake? Definitely. Maybe they just reproduce that quickly.) as opposed to 11 against waves, a single one being about 13. Plus loot. And Maerdor just might have appreciated that Bevil saved his life. He pays his debts.
So Maerdor takes care of rescuing the children from the rapidly reproducing and maturing dwarves. Maybe they opened a dark portal in there? Anyways 7 dead dwarves later Maerdor snatches healing supplies and weapons, and whatever else is near them, and heads back out to see how the rest of the village fares.
Of course the loss of one rogue and one fighter means they?re fighting for their lives. Ok, maybe the few losses(what? 3?) on our side hurt just a little. I join the battle, and more come and Daeghun decides he might as well not let the village die. I really should have kept the bow. The extra damage would have been nice if I?d used it.
But I?ll complain less. West Harbor is safe, and now I?m after Daeghun?s nice silver. If he sends me after the china next?
"She could resist temptation. Really she could. Sometimes. At least when it wasn't tempting." - Calli Slythistle
"She was a fire, and I had no doubt that she had already done her share of burning." - Lord Firael Algathrin
"Most assume that all the followers of Lathander are great morning people. They're very wrong." - Tanek of Cloakwood
we are all adults playing a fantasy together, - cmorgan