Saturday, June 30, 2012
Gnomes in Avalon
The above image is Rowan casting Gnome in the first encounter of The White Tower.
Well, we fought through Caliburn and made our way through enough of Caer Lyon so that we gained entry into The Wild ... and Wild it is! Not long after we had gotten into The Wild, our adventures led us to our first dungeon - The White Tower. That was quick, and I certainly did NOT expect what I encountered when I entered there.
As they say, bad owls are VERY bad, yes indeed! As well as other evil doers that skulk about The Wild.
I was determined to get through The White Tower, and in the first two encounters I quickly hired henchmen to assist me, as I knew I would not make it alone. The third fight, in the depths of the castle, I decided to try it alone ... well, I was assisted by Maya, my night hawk, and my Life minion Pixie.
I had just gotten the Life Resurrect spell, and was eager to try it. I quickly formulated a plan, after seeing that I was fighting two ice monsters in the last fight. My Pixie has only 350 health, so I knew that if the ice monsters multi-shot us, or got mad enough at the Pixie, she'd be wiped out instantly ... a terrible waste of 4 pips, not to mention losing my little helper to the aethers.
As soon as I could, after I summoned Pixie, I put Resurrect on her. I then put a Tower Shield on her, and later an Absorb. Yes, she often stole my traps on the mobs, but I figured this was a fair exchange, because - being Ice - they were constantly throwing up their own Tower Shields. So, she kept taking down their Towers, healed me very well, and slowly chipped away at the health of the monsters. It took a while, as it often does for me as a Life wizard, but Pixie and I both lived and successfully completed the White Tower.