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"Maybe this time" [NO-RELOAD THREAD]: "The Tale of TEN THOUSAND Trials"



  • Wise_GrimwaldWise_Grimwald Member Posts: 3,372
    @Blackraven Congrats on reaching SoD Looks like you might get to Amn before Dreadnought largely because I don't know what I'm doing in the extension. Dreadnought defeated Hephernan and is now on the way to the castle. :) He missed out a number of quests (The sort that Ajantis would reject such as poisoning supplies and using BWOOSH) and will now discover how important they are.
  • BlackravenBlackraven Member Posts: 3,485
    @Wise_Grimwald, thank you! :smile:
    Well done with Hephernaan. The cellars battle can be hard. To my knowledge there is another way to breach the Dragonspear Castle walls if you haven't placed the barrel. Won't spoil them for you though, unless you want me to ;) Or you can go back and still place the barrel?
  • Grond0Grond0 Member Posts: 7,090
    Well done with Lyran @Mantis37 - hope you have similar success with NN :p.
  • FlashburnFlashburn Member Posts: 1,843
    edited January 2019
    The last time Krieg made it to the Throne, he had even more impressive stats than that. But a mistimed casting of Focus caused him to get beaten up by a Time Stop -> Whirlwind Attack from Melissan, and he then suffered from a rage death-spiral with no hope of recovery since his AC and save vs. spell shot up to 20 from the repeated hits.

    I'm going to be verrryy careful about watching Melissan when she comes back down to join the Five.
  • EnuhalEnuhal Member Posts: 725
    Congratulations to you as well, @Flashburn !
  • semiticgoddesssemiticgoddess Member Posts: 14,829
    @Mantis37 @Flashburn: Congratulations both! Post an entry for the Hall of Heroes and I'll add it to the list.

    @Flashburn: I've seen some weird behavior at the Throne where Ascension Melissan will revert to vanilla behavior, instantly healing herself and delivering a dialog indicating she just emerged from the pillar at the center of the map, which she does thrice in vanilla but is only supposed to do once in Ascension. I consider it a victory to just kill her once, since her resurrection is a bug.
  • Wise_GrimwaldWise_Grimwald Member Posts: 3,372
    While I was awaiting a reply to the above post I decided to start a new run only to have it end during the Gorion ambush. Now that was something that I didn't expect! :'(
  • Corey_RussellCorey_Russell Member Posts: 866
    edited January 2019
    @Wise_Grimwald That is not supposed to happen. That is a bug. Level 1 protection should have prevented that from happening. You would be allowed to reload if you wish. EDIT: or do you have so many mods, you made it to level 2 just in Candlekeep? If that's the case, then guess that wouldn't be a bug then.
  • semiticgoddesssemiticgoddess Member Posts: 14,829
    Isn't it possible for a fire arrow to bypass level 1 protection due to the separate fire damage?

    In any case, you can get through the cutscene safely by immediately hitting Escape.
  • Wise_GrimwaldWise_Grimwald Member Posts: 3,372
    edited January 2019
    No I was still level 1 but did have a party of 2. I don't know if that makes a difference. My mods don't affect Candlekeep apart from making the assassins there a bit stronger. No extra experience they just have slightly stronger weapons and armour.


    I think that I now know which mod might be responsible.

    My character is affected by Faith n' Powers mod. He has the Knight of the Red Falcon Paladin kit. I'll ask about it on the Faith n' Powers page. Could also be SCS or Finn Jos Subrace Mod.

    Anyway, it's no big deal, it didn't take that long to start again from scratch. This time they survived. :)
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  • OlvynChuruOlvynChuru Member Posts: 2,868
    What, exactly, are the conditions for the Hall of Heroes? Is it simply to clear the entire Baldur's Gate saga no-reload?
  • Wise_GrimwaldWise_Grimwald Member Posts: 3,372

    What, exactly, are the conditions for the Hall of Heroes? Is it simply to clear the entire Baldur's Gate saga no-reload?

    Yes. You should state which mods you have installed, but that is all.
  • Corey_RussellCorey_Russell Member Posts: 866
    edited January 2019
    @OlvynChuru What, exactly, are the conditions for the Hall of Heroes? Is it simply to clear the entire Baldur's Gate saga no-reload?

    Since the original baldur's gate only had BG 1, BG 2 and ToB, that is considered a trilogy run, and any no-reload of all those in succession by the same character without dying are recorded. This challenge has been going on for many years by now, and SoD didn't exist when it started. Also, there have been COUNTLESS successful no-reloads of BG1 and BG 2 - it is highly impractical to record all of those - thus the Hall of Heroes only records successful Candlekeep to Throne of Bhaal runs (SoD optional).
  • semiticgoddesssemiticgoddess Member Posts: 14,829
    @Mantis37: Could you add links to the first and last posts of your run so people viewing the Hall can skip right to them?

    The Hall of Heroes is for continuous saga runs with no reloads at any point between Candlekeep and the Throne of Bhaal. Restarting from Candlekeep and then completing the rest of the game without reloading is acceptable; restarting at Chateau Irenicus after dying in Spellhold would not qualify for the Hall. Siege of Dragonspear is optional by precedent, since many runs predated SoD, but I think it's an important part of the saga for the purposes of this challenge, since SoD is complex and roughly as difficult to beat no-reload as the rest of the saga. All of my saga runs thus far have been tetralogy runs with SoD.
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