Well, that was difficult, but eventually immensely satisfying. Firstly, I should say that Usurper! is a book where there are two equally interesting independent paths you can take which converge around the time you meet Dore near the Rift. The path which I didn’t take in this playthrough has several difficult (almost unrelated) encounters. There’s another tiff… Continue reading Usurper! – Conclusion.
Well, I might have killed the Usurper, but obviously conquering a whole city takes more than that. Symbolically, I leave the crown where it has fallen, at least until I can be proclaimed Overlord. Mainly because I don’t want to be accused of tempting fate. I stroll outside the Throne Room and casually garotte an… Continue reading Usurper! – Attempt 3, Part 10
I should clarify that the door into the Throne Room was actually a secret door, activated by pulling down a torch on the wall. That just gives you an extra Dungeons & Dragons feel to the whole thing. At any rate, I enter the Throne Room and see that it is not only decorated with the… Continue reading Usurper! – Attempt 3, Part 9
Aside : A fairly brief update here, because of work and family commitments. Hopefully Avenger will be understanding of these issues and not, you know, die. I walk through the door mentioned in the previous update and confront a monstrosity that is almost uglier than [insert name of ugly person in reader’s popular culture]. Yes,… Continue reading Usurper! – Attempt 3, Part 8
I make my way through the Irsmuncast cemetery into the tomb of Lord Kalmon, find the secret passage to the underground and walk down some ominous steps into a dark, spooky corridor. Aside : If this was a horror movie, this is when the quiet yet creepy piano music would rise on the soundtrack to… Continue reading Usurper! – Attempt 3, Part 7
I’ve approached two of the factions to try and secure their support, and now its time to try my luck with the others – the merchant class and the common people. Or, to use a 2011 analogy, the 99% and the 1%. I visit Golspiel of the Silver Tongue, merchant. Let’s face it, with a name… Continue reading Usurper! – Attempt 3, Part 6
I now have to choose which of the factions in Irsmuncast to lobby first for support in my upcoming revolution. Essentially, my plan is to creep into the palace, kill the Usurper (and, presumably, bodyguards and hangers-on) and subsequently have my followers defeat the Usurper’s forces in battle on the city streets. I can say from… Continue reading Usurper!- Attempt 3, Part 5