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A4: Pylons leading to Rentar Ihrno


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Am I supposed to be killing these pylons as I make my way through the western wastes outside of Fort Remote? They are utterly destroying me, so I am not sure if the idea is to sneak past them or not.

 

All the best,

 

Cinoo

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No! At this stage in the game, dealing with the pylons directly is very tricky. It can be done, but it takes a lot of time and effort.

 

Thankfully, there’s a much easier way. The pylons are set up in such a way that you sneak past them, all the way to the Vahnatai’s base of operations. In a sense, you can think of these outdoor sections as something like a maze. It looks like there are a lot of paths through, but the vast majority of these are effectively dead-ends – they’re clogged with pylons. Your task is to find the one path where there are no pylons at all, or where the pylons are sparse enough that you can slip by.

 

This path twists and bends, and turns back on itself quite a few times. But if you follow it all the way to the end, you can get through without dealing with a single pylon!

 

One helpful thing to be aware of is that these pylons have a very short detection range. You can get closer to them than you might at first think. This means there are more gaps you can pass through than there might appear at first glance.

 

If you’re having trouble, the route is outlined on the Avernum 4 Annotated Maps:

 

http://ironycentral.com/harehunter/Avernum4/Maps/M0B_WesternWastes.html

 

Don’t worry about missing items on your first time through this area. It will be much easier to go back through and pick up anything you missed slightly later on!

 

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On the other hand if you want to waste the time and have the patience, all those pylons become valuable crystals worth some money. Taking them out 2 to 4 at a time and retreating to Fort Remote for recharging.m.  A steqdy range attack will overcome the pylon regenerating eventually. They don't regenerate if you melee attack, but you take more damage.

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