Well, the best things in life aren’t the easiest to obtain, are they? One difficulty with both Avenger! and Assassin! is that they don’t really have a fantastic ‘through-line’ for the adventure. They are both rather a string of (awesome) mini-adventures, thrown at you one at a time. Avenger! has things like the pirate attack,… Continue reading Assassin! – Conclusion.
Endgame. I rise from my sleep after the (previously discussed) nightmare and once more discuss sports scores and similiar inconsequential matters with my supposedly competent guards. I return to the inner section of the guest house, and use my Lock Picking Skills to unjam the door leading to the interior courtyard. Faced with the clear… Continue reading Assassin! – Attempt 3, Part 2
OK then. Avenger is not mucking around anymore. Dying twice will do that to a guy. Or a ninja. Once more reincarnated to the roof of Quench-Heart Keep, I screw my courage to the sticking place and attempt a massive leap all the way down to the moat. I have to roll to see if… Continue reading Assassin! – Attempt 3, Part 1
I make it to the palace of Kiyamo, and his chief adviser politely informs me that while I was messing around with the Hannya, they managed to win the battle without me! I am brought before Kiyamo, and there is a massive amount of exposition, which I’ll summarise as follows : The followers of Vile,… Continue reading Assassin! – Attempt 2, Part 6
My voyage on the Winged Serpent is described as passing ‘uneventfully’, so I guess they’re not counting my infamous attempt at a tango on night 2 of the voyage, during ‘under 30s’ night at the on-board disco. When we arrive at Tor (the city that invented Torean fire, don’t you know!) I finally hook up… Continue reading Assassin! – Attempt 2, Part 5
Back above ground in the town of Hasith, I do my best to avoid strutting in a John Travolta-esque fashion. It is mentioned that it would be a wise move to leave town before the followers of Nil find out that I killed the son of their God. Leaving aside the Judeo-Christian implications, I have… Continue reading Assassin! – Attempt 2, Part 4
Alrighty then. Avenger (the second coming) is faced with two paths, presumably in a yellow wood (pretentious Arts degree reference). Even though the wooded, undercover path was pretty safe first time around, for the sake of an interesting narrative and the fascination of my listeners, I take the western path with less cover. Or maybe I… Continue reading Assassin! – Attempt 2, Part 3