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[LP] LKG: Middle-Earth Quest 5? – A Spy in Isengard
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Something I hadn't noticed earlier is that 101 is actually the first of the purely numerical entries, so the book is less overflowing with possibility than I thought.
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101 (Time: 10)

You try very hard to pretend that you didn't see the girl, and after a few minutes of quiet, you nearly succeed. Then you hear a very quiet 'creak' from the front porch.

Whirling about, you see a cloaked and hooded figure standing in the shadows on the porch behind you. He does not look like a ghost, but nor does he move, even though you watch him for several minutes.

• If you attack the figure, turn to 137.
• If you call out to the figure, turn to 150.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

angelfromanotherpin wrote:
Something I hadn't noticed earlier is that 101 is actually the first of the purely numerical entries.


Yeah, I own the next book in the series (Treason at Helm's Deep), and it's the same. Seems to be a feature of this series. Also that book seems to have a lot of filler sections that are impossible to get to (most of those consist of purely one sentence followed by "THE END"). Not sure if this one is like that, though. So yeah, I suspect the books in this series are shorter than they seem.

So, the options....since there's no choice to just keep quiet and observe, I guess "calling out" is the next best option.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 1:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Call out to the hooded guy. I doubt he's a Ringwraith.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 2:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

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150 (Time: 5)

You hail the dark hooded person, and for a moment he stands absolutely still; as if he either does not hear you or is undecided whether or not to reply. Then, as you approach, he pulls his hood back with a long-fingered hand. It is an Elf! He smiles at you, his face and hands radiant in the moonlight.

"Are you the Elf from Lorien sent by the Lady?"

"I am indeed," he answers. "I assume you are Saruman's former apprentice?"

You nod in reply. "Yes, I am the apprentice, and I have much to tell – Saruman is a traitor to the White Council!"

"It is just as the Lady suspected – but what you can tell her will be of great value in helping her to combat Saruman's tricks. I will escort you out if this cursed vale and to Lorien. Let us flee before the Orc patrols catch us – they are swarming over the entire valley like angry hornets." Without waiting for a reply, he turns and leaves the building. You follow with considerably less grace, and hurry after him, heading east.

The two of you are but a hundred paces from the house, though, when a harsh cry goes up behind. You turn to see three Goblins racing towards you. The Elf draws his knife.

"I doubt we can outrun them here in the open; we will have to fight!" Take an action:

• If you successfully run away, turn to 198.
• If you help the Elf fight the Orcs, turn to 213.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 3:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

We don't want to leave the messenger behind, so let's help him out.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Fight!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

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213 (Time: 5, Exp Pt: 2)

Together you stand and face the three Orcs. The Elf charges the leader, leaving you to fend off the other two:

(ORC #1 OB: 1, DB: 0, EP: 13)
(ORC #2 OB: 0, DB: 1, EP: 13)

• If you defeat one Orc (choose which you would rather fight), turn to 412.
• If an Orc defeats you, turn to 153.

Something we haven't seen before is just how crap the orcs are in this book. OB or DB 0 is one point of skill and a stat penalty, and a number of enemies are presented with similar numbers even if armed and armored in such a way as to be due further positive modifiers.

Anyway, while the orcs are low-grade opposition all round, we're a serious padded sumo because we have a mithril shirt and our bare hands. The big question is: do we use our fire ring here? And I guess the small question is, which Orc do we take on?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Burn Orc #1.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 2:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

I think we should burn the one with higher DB, since we might just have a little more problem trying to damage it with our bare hands after. The one with higher OB isn't as big of a worry thanks to our armour.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 3:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Ah, good point. Changing my vote.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 3:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

The fight:
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tl;dr Spedwine wins, taking 10 damage.

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412 (Time: 5, Exp Pt: 10)

A skillful thrust, and you finish your opponent with only a little trouble. A moment later, the Elf dispatches the last standing Orc, having made quick work of the leader.

"We must hurry before more come!" He races off again.

Without further interference, due mainly to the woodcraft – and insistent urging – of the Elf, you reach the eastern wood of the Wizard's Vale. Turn to 144.

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144 (Time: Many days, Exp Pts: 25)

Through secret paths you go; with the Elf's wood-craft, your trail is disguised, and pursuit is left far behind. By the morning you are exhausted, but far away from the Wizard's Vale – and safe Saruman.

Several days later, you arrive on the borders of the enchanted Golden Wood, realm of the Elf-Queen Galadriel where few mortal have ever passed. As Carnil leads you beneath the silver branches of the mallorn trees still laden with golfen leaves, you feel your spirits rise, and though you are weary from the journey, your steps are light and effortless here.

After walking a few miles inside the beautiful wood, Carnil stops, and suddenly two other Elves drop without warning out of the trees. Carnil seems unsurprised, however, and speaks to one of them in lilting Elven speech. Carnil turns back towards you.

"These are Guardians of Lórien; they have been observing us for some time, making sure that there was no trap before they showed themselves. We are not far from the heart of the Golden Wood, and you must be prepared before you can enter."

You are given a chance to bathe and change of your soiled clothes (the Elves provide you with a tunic of their soft grey cloth).

"At this point," Carnil says, "I must blindfold you. All mortals must be led so as we enter into the Naith of Lórien." A cloth is bound across your eyes and you are led onward for several more miles. Turn to 472.


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And done! Mission about as successful as possible, really. I'll do wrap soon. Post-game questions, comments, etc. are welcome.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 4:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Is it ever possible to fight and kill Saruman (contrary to the novel's timeline)?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 4:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

You can fight him, and it's possible (though very unlikely) that you can beat him; but you can't kill him. Partly because his combat mods (OB/DB 15!) make it impossible to score an insta-kill, and even an insta-KO doesn't actually knock him out, it just forces him to retreat. You do get a shit-ton of XP for it, though.
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