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Posted 02 August 2014 - 04:04 AM #71 Avernum Let's Play!

Bunch of random stuff in this ep.  Seeing a fort, and going through the Skree Caves.  Interesting place those caves.

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 07:29 PM #72 Avernum Let's Play!

Gremlin Cave fight was winnable for my party...
This is a must-win fight to complete one of the main missions.
Everybody in my party can cast Haste at level 3, as well as Slow. Mage has Fireblast.
Try a different approach like Control Foes, it might work to a degree. Make sure everyone is fully healed before combat.

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 04:20 AM #73 Avernum Let's Play!

View PostIshad Nha, on 02 August 2014 - 07:29 PM, said:

Gremlin Cave fight was winnable for my party...
This is a must-win fight to complete one of the main missions.
Everybody in my party can cast Haste at level 3, as well as Slow. Mage has Fireblast.
Try a different approach like Control Foes, it might work to a degree. Make sure everyone is fully healed before combat.
I actually decided to instead wait until I'm further along in the endgame to try it, considering how difficult it was at my level.

Either way, now we move on into the Crypt of Drath, a tomb filled with undead to re-kill, and possibly a special reward at the end.

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 02:34 AM #74 Avernum Let's Play!

Deeper into the Crypt, followed by afterwards taking care of a few things we missed.

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 06:28 AM #75 Avernum Let's Play!

Demonslayer Pommel was found after a fight that you found too tough, in an earlier dungeon.

Where Healing level 3 is found.
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List of spell and town names, just the thing for recording where you found a spell.
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Now is a splendid time to explore the Waterfall Warrens

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 02:26 AM #76 Avernum Let's Play!

View PostIshad Nha, on 04 August 2014 - 06:28 AM, said:

Where Healing level 3 is found.
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Amusingly enough I don't remember where THAT spell is either.  I admittedly just took a quick look in the annotated maps above just to get a reminder.

Either way, on to clear out a fort... and then take care of a demonic presence.

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 03:42 AM #77 Avernum Let's Play!

Crypt of Drath level 2, I think you missed a few doors in the east of the map.

Slith Fort:
Normally if you can't get through a door, you can't get through a nearby wall. Occasionally there are exceptions...
Unlock Doors level 3 will take a while to be found...

Demonslayer Pommel:
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Healing, Bolt of Fire at level 3
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My spellcasters had all their spells when they were the same level as yours. Mine concentrate mostly on spell skills, their weapon skills are weak. Potion Making is left to the first PC.
Money for spells comes from vacuuming every dungeon for every thing that is more valuable than a cloak. Waterfall Warrens will be helpful here...
Increasing your front rank PC skill in Mage spells means that Mung Demons will target them not the spellcasters.

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 02:32 AM #78 Avernum Let's Play!

While I COULD go through the Waterfall Warrens, I think I'll take a visit to the north instead.

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 03:13 AM #79 Avernum Let's Play!

What is in the Waterfall Warrens:
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Posted 06 August 2014 - 06:11 PM #80 Avernum Let's Play!

Further into Lost Bahssikava.  Will we find what we seek, or only find DEATH?  Also an early two-part episode!

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 09:27 AM #81 Avernum Let's Play!

View PostChessrook44, on 06 August 2014 - 06:11 PM, said:

Further into Lost Bahssikava.  Will we find what we seek, or only find DEATH?  Also an early two-part episode!

Deadly mostly until party is high level.

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 02:37 AM #82 Avernum Let's Play!

View PostEarth Empires, on 07 August 2014 - 09:27 AM, said:

Deadly mostly until party is high level.
And yet surprisingly we got through it without too many problems.

Onwards into a Slith Temple.  What dark rites could they be performing here?  Hell if I know.

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 08:51 AM #83 Avernum Let's Play!

View PostChessrook44, on 08 August 2014 - 02:37 AM, said:

And yet surprisingly we got through it without too many problems.

Sure if is cautious and doesn't use head as 5th leg to run.

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 02:57 AM #84 Avernum Let's Play!

Clearing the remainder of the temple, and afterwards running around to take care of a few other things here and there.

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 06:36 PM #85 Avernum Let's Play!

Another two-parter, as we check out two caves... one containing tombs of an unknown race, and the other containing sliths doing something they really shouldn't be.

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 02:33 AM #86 Avernum Let's Play!

Unlock Doors, level 3, you don't just find it someplace. You have to run around a bit, clear out a certain dungeon then commute between three towns.
I think the Ring of Exposure is cursed and useless, hence its low monetary value.
Demonslayer, you are looking for a forge where the sword can be re-forged.

Curing level 3
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Posted 10 August 2014 - 05:43 PM #87 Avernum Let's Play!

Another two-parter, as we end up accidentally stumbling into the Fortress of Sss-Thsss, Lord of the Slithzerikai.

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 04:45 AM #88 Avernum Let's Play!

One reason that the level 3 Unlock spell is so hard to find is that it's rarely needed. The Sss Thss treasure room is accessible when you look for a secret door...

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 02:32 AM #89 Avernum Let's Play!

A great evil has come to Avernum... and it must be stopped...

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 11:35 PM #90 Avernum Let's Play!

There is a problem in Below Bargha that can totally mess up one of the three main game quests. I don't understand its cause. Fixing it requires resetting all towns!
You might want to make a new save game every day, if you are not doing so already, until we can figure out what is wrong here.
It has hit someone else too, see the topic Scimitar Ambush.

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 02:39 AM #91 Avernum Let's Play!

Appreciate the warning, Ishad.

Behold, Pyrog: One of the five great dragons of Avernum.

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 02:33 AM #92 Avernum Let's Play!

The Orb of Thralni.  Said to grant the user flight, lost within Avernum.  Could it be located in the cave that everyone says it was located in despite it being lost?

Considering videogame tropes, is there really any doubt?

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 04:30 AM #93 Avernum Let's Play!

Use the Orb to practice flying when on land, that tells you what its range is, not all that much. If you do this when on land you won't drown when it runs out of power. You can't use it when you are already flying.

You can use the Orb of Thralni to fly around Almaria, no need to enter the town unless you actually want to.

Stagnant Tunnels, the dungeon where you found the Orb, you missed some secret doors in the NE part of the map.
If you need the level 3 Unlock Doors you probably are missing a key or you failed to spot a secret door!

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 02:32 AM #94 Avernum Let's Play!

Sometimes, difficult enemies are just your own kind.

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 08:38 PM #95 Avernum Let's Play!

Some skills can be obtained by paying an NPC trainer in a town or by a Mind Crystal:
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It seems that no NPC can ever increase your skill beyond a value of 5. So you increase it to 5 via the NPC, then use a Mind Crystal if you have one.
Your party seems short of money because you don't clear out a dungeon the way I do, you may not be able to afford all the money for buying skill levels.

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 04:18 AM #96 Avernum Let's Play!

Two locations with the exact same name.  Yeah, that'll never get confusing...

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 04:31 AM #97 Avernum Let's Play!

The second city of the Abyss, with a lot more happening there than in Spire...

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 02:41 AM #98 Avernum Let's Play!

I imagine the hallways down here must be bloody huge...

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 04:52 AM #99 Avernum Let's Play!

Bargha is "friendlier" than Spire but in the former city only Prynne the Healer will buy your excess gear, and this is only because she hails from Avernum!

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 02:31 AM #100 Avernum Let's Play!

More of the enormous fort, followed by lots of explorations.

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 04:41 AM #101 Avernum Let's Play!

Far Sight has a limited range, you might want to cast it in a methodical way, every six squares. You cast it in the wrong places when looking for the Purple Mold.
To the north east of the Giant Fort was a gate that you lacked the key for, you now have the key...

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 02:35 AM #102 Avernum Let's Play!

Well someone left a bit of a mess after their rage...

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 04:02 AM #103 Avernum Let's Play!

"Pierce them both to gain the prize" means skewer them both very dead.
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Garzahd you will learn about in Avernum 2, really nice guy...

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 09:12 AM #104 Avernum Let's Play!

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"Pierce them both to gain the prize" means skewer them both very dead.
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Garzahd you will learn about in Avernum 2, really nice guy...

Final rest will be much later.

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 02:29 AM #105 Avernum Let's Play!

Behold the Archmage Erika, one of the most powerful mages within Avernum.

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