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Posted 09 February 2015 - 03:34 AM #71 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

Radiant Shield gives a lot of protection against charming and petrification.
A3 has Eye Beasts and Gazers, you might want to give your front two PCs some spells. Monsters will then cheerfully keep blasting them with dumbfounding rays, sparing your spellcasters.

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 03:36 AM #72 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

Onwards we go to explore elsewhere.  Specifically to the southeastern section of Valorim!

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 04:25 AM #73 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

Radiant Shield is the best protection against petrification...

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 03:36 AM #74 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

View PostIshad Nha, on 09 February 2015 - 04:25 AM, said:

Radiant Shield is the best protection against petrification...
Yeah I admit, kinda forgot about it in that episode.  As for this one...

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Posted 11 February 2015 - 03:27 AM #75 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

Man, southeastern Valorim is a silly place...

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Posted 11 February 2015 - 04:28 AM #76 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

Mad Monks are tough but they can be beaten.
Cast Haste and Radiant Shield on your party. Cast War Blessing on your front two members. Cast Slow and damage spells on Monks. Divine Restoration is useful for a lot of healing in one go.

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Posted 11 February 2015 - 08:50 AM #77 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

and a fiesty slap of pain to you!
Behold! The Drizzle......of DEATH!!!!!! . . . . . . .-visual effect of using powerful spells in Avadon 2 (they're a bit of a letdown compared to their damage)

When they eventually find a piece of ash that they think was you, they bury it with great honor........ -A2CS ending script from portal explosion

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Posted 12 February 2015 - 03:42 AM #78 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

Well at least the guy's being friendly about the whole thing...

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Posted 12 February 2015 - 06:35 AM #79 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

You missed something near Fort Emergence, in the map to the East of it.
When your cash exceeds say 10,000 you need to find things to spend it on: spells, potions and skill training.
Vahnatai Lore is an example of the last expenditure.

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Posted 13 February 2015 - 03:35 AM #80 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

Yeah, spells is the main thing I've been looking for to spend money on.  Just need to find them...

Either way, a bit more explorations of the eastern shore of southeast Valorim here.

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Posted 13 February 2015 - 06:38 AM #81 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

With Ernest's teleportation hut you can travel to Lorelei and Gale. Then you can use the Jewel of Return (or a Recall Crystal) to travel back home.

Some dungeons are not immediately accessible, you must find an item or pay someone to learn the location.
There is an unexplored area north of the Inn of Blades.

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Posted 14 February 2015 - 05:25 AM #82 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

I'll check out the place you mentioned soon enough.  And while Ernest's Teleportation is handy for speedy travel, there's one reason I don't use it...

As far as I know, you have to go through wooden floors to reach the portals.  And horses won't travel over it.  Meaning you'd be losing your horses.  Not something I want to do.

That said, I gotta say I really like this dungeon.  It's a fun one.

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Posted 14 February 2015 - 07:44 AM #83 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

With Ernest's teleportation hut you can travel to Gale. As you can't bring horses with you, this idea is for shopping trips not exploring the countryside around the city.
Then you can use the Jewel of Return (or a Recall Crystal) to travel back home. Once you return, it is only a short walk to retrieve your horses from Ernest's hut.

"This is denied you", there is no access to this room before you kill the Haakai.
In the tower you missed a pool that gives you a point in Gymnastics.

Vlog: Avernum Remakes have different game mechanics, this might make for an interesting discussion of how to actually play the remakes.

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Posted 15 February 2015 - 05:37 AM #84 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

Onwards to Lorelei, one of the largest and densest cities in Valorim.  So big in fact that it's two parts!

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Posted 16 February 2015 - 03:34 AM #85 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

Well we now have a place of our own!  And were actually able to spend some of our coin.

Don't you hate when you're too rich?

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Posted 16 February 2015 - 07:13 AM #86 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

Barter is a useful skill, it increases the money you get from selling items, see the notes in the topic "Avernum 3 - Skills FAQ (Rune Reading, Nature Lore, Tool Use/Unlock Doors, Barter)".

One convenient way to use the Orb of Thralni to explore is to keep the Automap showing and access the Orb by the "Show inventory for (PC Name)" button.
If you are about to drown on the next move because you went too far from land, you can use the Jewel of Return to save your party.

There are two types of rocks in the water:
one is a single rock, its graphic is the rightmost graphic in 750.bmp
the other is a group of three rocks, its graphic is the seventh in 795.bmp.
When flying you can't land on the first one. But you can land on the second one and then take off from it. Your flying range from the shore can thus be extended by the occurence of the second type of rock.

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Posted 17 February 2015 - 03:30 AM #87 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

Aye barter WOULD be a useful skill, were it not for the fact that I have too much money and not enough ways to spend it.  I'll find ways, but still...

Either way, onwards we explore, checking out some ruined towns and some besieged towns.

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Posted 17 February 2015 - 06:11 AM #88 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

If you are looking for ways to offload money, the Xian Skull said something to the effect of "I hear Gale has a nice library".

In the Lower Giant Caverns you will be meeting some really fun monsters called Dark Wyrms. To beat them I was using Invulnerability Potions and Elixirs. Their melee attack may be easier than their ranged attack but it is not easy to survive long enough to get close to them.

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Posted 17 February 2015 - 10:01 AM #89 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

I hated those wyrms, especially on that battle where they were on cliff and it was reachable only by orb of thralni and once party got down battle started and soon party died.

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Posted 18 February 2015 - 03:30 AM #90 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

Here we do some exploration around the lands of the Giants.  There's a pretty giant problem with them, don't you think?

I'm sorry.

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Posted 18 February 2015 - 08:14 PM #91 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

A3 Manual does not seem to say that Hardiness reduces your Encumbrance! There will be plenty of good and encumbering armor before too much longer.

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Posted 19 February 2015 - 03:29 AM #92 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

The Giant Fortress.  Big place here, no pun intended, and we'll be in here for a few episodes.

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Posted 19 February 2015 - 06:19 AM #93 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

Near the altar with the quickfire, there is a secret door but it only opens when the trap has been activated.
You missed two secret areas, this may impact your ability to finish the Bruskrud quests.
Giant Forge is full of painful places as you will soon see...

Your Mage could presumably cast Mage spells while wearing Plate Mail, given enough Hardiness.

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Posted 20 February 2015 - 03:35 AM #94 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

Onwards into the Giant Forge.  Man, this place is just FILLED with lava...

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Posted 20 February 2015 - 05:25 AM #95 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

Move Mountains level 3:
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Posted 21 February 2015 - 05:29 AM #96 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

Down we go into the deepest depths of the Giant Fortress, where we find an ace in the hole, and a bloody confusing puzzle.  How DO we get in there?!

Also, TWO-PARTER!!!!

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Posted 21 February 2015 - 08:19 AM #97 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

You cast Far Sight spells in the wrong places. You missed a treasure in the extreme SE.
You also missed a secret passage at the end of the eastern lava river, a back door into the treasure room.

You should go to Gale, use Ernest's teleport if necessary.
In the Lower Giant Caverns you will be meeting some really fun monsters called Dark Wyrms. To beat them I was using Invulnerability Potions and Elixirs.

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Posted 22 February 2015 - 05:39 AM #98 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

View PostIshad Nha, on 21 February 2015 - 08:19 AM, said:

In the Lower Giant Caverns you will be meeting some really fun monsters called Dark Wyrms. To beat them I was using Invulnerability Potions and Elixirs.

Will be?  I think you mean DID.  Fought them in the second part.  And killed them through haste, buffs, and lots of healing.  And snagged one into my Soul Crystal.  I tell you now, it will become my ace in the hole for certain fights.

For now though, I explore a bit to the east and the west.

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Posted 22 February 2015 - 09:28 AM #99 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

Finding the Barrier Tunnel, you are looking for a map, I think it is in the treasure room you were unable to find the entrance to.
Getting to Gale, look for Bremerton in the map of Monroe Province.

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Posted 23 February 2015 - 03:31 AM #100 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

Further explorations continue in the west, checking out a couple towns out there.

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Posted 23 February 2015 - 04:34 AM #101 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

Miranda is a recruitable NPC, hence she is very powerful by comparison with the PCs. (She has a Dread Curse level of 2?!)
Reward for helping the Vampire, rather than the Ogres, was a level in the Find Herbs skill. This lets you find alchemical herbs in the wilderness.

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 03:30 AM #102 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

Considering how little I tend to use herbs, I'd say I'm glad I helped the Ogres instead then.

Onwards we go, and this area took a bit longer than it probably should have...

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 04:55 AM #103 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

Gale is on the East coast, just keep going North and East from the towers of undead that you cleared.

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Posted 25 February 2015 - 03:31 AM #104 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

Further explorations, as we find hints of what is to come.  We'll be in Northwest Valorim for a little bit, but I'll return east eventually.

Oh, and I'm using a new headset in this episode.  Let me know how it is.

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Posted 26 February 2015 - 03:28 AM #105 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

Well now, looks like we found the three surviving dragons.  Let's see what they have to say about all this...

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