Sunday, September 30, 2018

Starman Plays Betrayal at Krondor - Part 31

In which we finally get the opening of Chapter Two to play and I say a fair bit on the history of The Riftwar Saga and Seigneur James. We also raid our good friend Locklear's bedroom for swag, have a chat with James' future mother-in-law and get a tax collector drunk in a bid to learn about a side quest.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Starman Plays Betrayal at Krondor - Part 30

In which we make our way into the emerald sewers of Krondor (best not think on why the walls are green) in search of our pal Squire James and a way into the palace so that we can (finally!) end Chapter One.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Starman Plays Betrayal at Krondor - Part 29

In which we clear the coast of mercenaries making our way to the Temple of Sung, Goddess of Healing. Ironically, it is we who shall heal the healers, as we investigate the mystery of the magical dream-sendings have inspired a plague of insomnia among the local clergy.

This leads to what would be the most challenging battle in the chapter... if we hadn't bought some magical items we shouldn't have this early in the game.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Starman Plays Betrayal at Krondor - Part 28

In which we start taking the path we are meant to take to Krondor and seek out the leader of the dark elf assassins. But first we stop by the Abbey of Sarth to avail ourselves of the magic shop and the biggest library in the world.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Starman Plays Betrayal at Krondor - Part 27

In which we finish exploring Questor's View and then go off in search of the Temple of Silban. We get recruited to go on a mission to kick ass for the goddess, but first track down Locklear's old friend Isaac and ask him about his dark elf friends. We also restore the town of Eggley to its former glory. All in a day's work for a knight of the realm!

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Starman Plays Betrayal at Krondor - Part 26

In which we explore the village of Tanneurs and move on to the abandoned town of Eggley, where we encounter more than a few quest hooks and the road to Questor's View.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Starman Plays Betrayal at Krondor - Part 25

In which I explain why Sethanon is so important to the lore of The Riftwar Cycle before we just walk right into the accursed city and find... a treasure that was not worth the effort we took to get it.

We then explore the village of Darkmoor, and make our way to just outside of Krondor.... but we don't go in because now, having explored everyplace we aren't expected to go in Chapter One, we have to back and explore the places we're meant to go!

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Starman Plays Betrayal at Krondor - Part 24

In which, after walking back and forth in the fog to boost our stealth skills, we exploit a glitch to buy cheap rations, encounter what was presumably meant to be one of Locklear's one-night-stands before the plot got in the way and encounter some shades on the way to the cursed city of Sethanon.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Starman Plays Betrayal at Krondor - Part 23

In which we continue past the village of Lyton to the city of Malac's Cross, visit the temple of the death goddess and the Oracle of Aal and have our first encounter with the semi-undead assassins known as The Nighthawks.

Starman Plays Betrayal at Krondor - Part 22

In which we start putting the Rusalki to rest with the power of our two new spells - Dragon's Breath and Skin of the Dragon.

(Huh. Is our wizard named Owyn or Merlin? Anál nathrach, orth' bháis's bethad...)

We also have our first encounter with my favorite NPC in the game and the inspiration for one of my D&D characters - Abuk, Master of Locks.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Starman Plays Betrayal at Krondor - Part 21

We continue down the Romney River towards Silden, dispatching rogues and rusalki along the way as we discover another magic shop and the temple of Eortis, the dead god of the sea, and Beyla, the greatest source of fan-service in the game.

Starman Plays Betrayal at Krondor - Part 20

In which we enter into Romney proper, head southwest to the village of Sloop and encounter a fortune teller in need of some exorcising.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Starman Plays Betrayal at Krondor - Part 19

In which we continue our journey southward through the eastern part of the oddly empty game world, toward the town of Romney. Romney will be our ultimate goal in Chapter 2, but for now it's just a place to boost our Haggling skill.