Very well, but as mania overtakes me I am beginning to not care about the prize, so I'm not going to draw out this discussion in an effort to fish for responses from the dozens who will read this and remain silent. Seriously, who would not see fit to add their input into such an important issue?
Look at the intelligence scores. He's stupider than a hobgoblin. But, cunning aside, in a straight up fight:
I did some testing, and as I initially estimated, Taugosz is much more efficient warrior. While armed and armored.
When they were both stripped, however, they were essentially evenly matched. Both their armor class ratings rose to 10, despite Ardenor's superior Dexterity, and more often than not (in my series of tests at least) Ardenor's higher strength made up the difference in the few extra hit points Taugosz had.
Taugosz lay humbled and unconscious on the ground for the third time out of five matches, but then unfortunately a bandit came running up and shot him to death with a single arrow. Cue Ardenor, <CHARNAME>, Bandit Spectator, Chill Hobgoblin Spectator, and Tersus (Garclax lay dead and bloody on the ground because he wouldn't stop running his mouth) to charge him down and butcher him.
Edited by -JR-, 05 June 2010 - 09:24 PM.