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MAGIC TIPS

The Basics

The Mage in Action
 
Here's a step-by-step slideshow of one of the tougher fights in the early life of our adventuring band.  But before the show, a quick glimpse at the vitals of the party members:
 
 
CHAPTER 3 
SETTING = HARD/FIGHTER
. .
. JAMES JAZHARA
Level
8
7
Health
94
48
Spell Points
N/A
60
Encumbrance
18% (25 lbs.)
13% (17 lbs.)
Attack Value 
@current Attack Style setting
97
5
Defend Value 
@current Attack Style setting
170
134
Attack Style
Conserv
Conserv
Strikes
3
2
Initiative
100
100
Paths of Magic
N/A
Fire - 100
Mind - 70
Change - 60
Storms - 50
Equipped
Starblood Simitar
Studded Leather Jerkin,
Vambraces & Greaves
2 Luck Rings
Ring of Flames
Luck Ring
Inventory
2 Strong Heal Potions
3 Weak Heal Potions
2 Fire Oil
Weak Potion of Striking
2 Strong Heal Potions
4 Weak Heal Potions
Great Spellcasting Potion
2 Spellcasting Potions
Scroll of Madness
Scroll of Firestorm
Scroll of Chaos
Wand of Unbeing
Toolkit (for James)
50 Large Diamonds
 

"Battle at the Dog" Slideshow

This example shows what your party can do when a mage has achieved basic magic skills.  Equipment was intentionally limited to items commonly available (or found!) by this chapter and middle-range spells used.  You will likely have found some enchanted gear and jewelry to make this combat even easier than it was here.  So here we go...

First, check out the initial Battle Layout.

You should immediately notice that our pair of heroes are completely surrounded by 4 Nighthawks.  But their high Initiative rating should guarantee at least a chance to survive.  Let's see how it actually unfolds, eh?

Round 1

Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7