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    I am literally fighting not to laugh out loud in public at that one. Miron was foiled by overpreparation. I love it.
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    Ouch. That looks like a nasty effect from Laurin- odd that it seems to be hitting Tarquin, but not affecting him in any way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kymme View Post
    What power even WAS that?
    Dunno, but it was satisfying to watch the order work like a well-oiled machine.


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    ....

    Well, at least they got rid of one caster.
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    Horrid Wilting!? HORRID WILTING!?

    Miron is a NECROMANCER!?
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    Essence of Tarquin there:

    "How did you all get to such a high level without anyone teaching you your place?"

    What was that power, though? Pretty brutal...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kymme View Post
    What power even WAS that?
    Probably a mass stun effect. Looks like everybody failed their save. Tarqin is wearing a ring of mind shielding and is unaffected, of course.
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    On one hand: a shame the torturous co-conspirer didn't die.
    On the other hand: I bet on Laurin in the death pool thread before Miron entered the scene so it's all cool.
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    I do hope that was an example of Roy's anti-spellcaster feat working, it was neat!

    Good to see some on-the-ground action again.
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    My first thought on the power was Ultrablast, because it'd very like Tarquin to have Mettle, but I'm not sure if Belkar could survive that.


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    Miron has contingencies!

    A wizard optimizing his spell usage in OotS? This is madness!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benthesquid View Post
    Ouch. That looks like a nasty effect from Laurin- odd that it seems to be hitting Tarquin, but not affecting him in any way.
    How is that odd? When has Tarquin ever not made a saving throw?

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    Horrid Wilting!? HORRID WILTING!?

    Miron is a NECROMANCER!?
    Miron knows Horrid Wilting. That's all that implies.
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    1) Ah, turned based combat, the bane of equities everywhere
    2) We NEED to know what that power was
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    Laurin has a LOT of power points doesn't she? Think she's out yet?
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    So does Tarkin get a free attack?
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    NIIICE

    also, thanks for showing Belkar's face, no stupid IS HE DEAD? XX posts.

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    Contingency, usually good for saving YOUR skin, but not your parties.

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    Oh dear. This will not end easily.
    EDIT: By the way, what does V's line about Xykon feeling chilly mean?
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    Also- any clue as to what V was talking about? Obviously "Focus on the caster," got through to Roy, but I'm missing what shared history she might be referencing there.

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    Ha! Though it looks like Belkar's going down too, so it's all evened out. Maybe.

    What? Someone had to say it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Felyndiira View Post
    Miron has contingencies!

    A wizard optimizing his spell usage in OotS? This is madness!
    Contingency isn't munchkin level superoptimization, and it's almost improbable for any Wizard player to look at it and not say "this could come in handy."

    I wouldn't be surprised if V has a contingency, even, that we just haven't seen. I mean, it IS his school.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Skorn View Post
    Horrid Wilting!? HORRID WILTING!?

    Miron is a NECROMANCER!?
    Or a sorcerer, or a wizard without Necromancy barred...

    Horrid Wilting is a very good AoE damage spell, especially when one's allies are mixed in with one's enemies.
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    Most intriguing, and leaving us ever hungry for more.

    I wonder if Durkon was really affected.

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    Interesting. While Miron showing that he's a necromancer is neat, the fact that Laurin seems to be throwing around powerful effects like they are going out of style doesn't bode well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AstralFire View Post
    My first thought on the power was Ultrablast, because it'd very like Tarquin to have Mettle, but I'm not sure if Belkar could survive that.
    My though as well. Especially with the grumble bit in the description.

    Ultrablast
    Telepathy [Mind-Affecting]
    Level: Psion/wilder 7
    Display: Auditory; see text
    Manifesting Time: 1 standard action
    Range: 15 ft.
    Area: 15-ft.-radius spread centered on you
    Duration: Instantaneous
    Saving Throw: Will half
    Power Resistance: Yes
    Power Points: 13
    You “grumble” psychically (which both psionic and nonpsionic creatures can detect), then release a horrid shriek from your subconscious that disrupts the brains of all enemies in the power’s area, dealing 13d6 points of damage to each enemy.

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    For every additional power point you spend, this power’s damage increases by 1d6 points.
    Two problems with it:

    A) It attacks enemies, and Tarquin is being targetted.

    B) Belkar would be dead as a dodo if it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino Quartz View Post
    Oh dear. This will not end easily.
    EDIT: By the way, what does V's line about Xykon feeling chilly mean?
    Focus the caster. Cover him. Etc.

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    I suppose what V said might be a reference to hell freezing over. I don't know why that would be a code word other than hell freezing over when the Order actually works together in an optimal fashion.

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