Demonslayer

AuthorTopic: Demonslayer
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It sounds like from other posts, it's not worth it but...can someone explain exactly how to get this. I've searched the Scree Caves darn well (up and down) and don't see the wall with the sign.

Thanks
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Shaper
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It is worth it. I really liked demonslayer.

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The Establishment
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You need to get Solberg to give you the quest before you can get this. Once you have this, leave Fort Emerald from the north, head west, and hug the northern wall. You should find it.

Demonslayer is a bit disappointing. It's a good defensive weapon, but offensively you can do much better.

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Shaper
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Interesting. What one-handed weapon does more damage?

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I believe both the Oozing and Flaming Blades had more flat damage, though Demonslayer still gives you a huge and wonderful bonus against demons.

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Against anything that isn't demonic, the Venomous Blade and Oozing Sword will usually cause more damage. The Frozen Blade does nearly as much as Demonslayer, plus has a better hit bonus and causes cursing. And if you have very high scores in Strength, Melee, and Blademaster, a Stick will do more damage.

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Because of the universal lack of acid resistance, the Oozing Blade does about the same damage as Demonslayer against most demons, too.

—Alorael, who certainly got more mileage out of acid in certain important spoiler fights than out of his demon bashing bonus.
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I have not yet recieved the quest to get the sword, though I have found the sign in the rock. What do I have to do before I can take this quest?

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The Establishment
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Talk to Solberg in Patrick's Tower. Kill the demon beneath the tower and you will get the quest for Demonslayer.

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From A2, I thought Solberg was supposed to be some demon-fighting specialist, yet he needs an adventurer's help?

Dikiyoba.
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Solberg is a lot older than he was in A2. The guy can barely stand and see now.

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That makes sense. And it may also explain why he didn't get a replacement for Cheeseball. But he didn't seem very impressive in A2 either.

Dikiyoba can't wait for the windows version of A4 to come out so Dikiyoba can find all this out on Dikiyoba's own.

Edit: Rephrasing.

[ Wednesday, January 18, 2006 18:21: Message edited by: Dikiyoba ]
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All the archmages who appear in A4 are pale shadows of their former selves, actually. It's a little creepy.

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Rone's slightly improved, actually. He's physically deteriorated, but at least his brain is all there.

Solberg was never an expert in fighting demons. He just got a lot more practical experience than he wanted. He got run out of the Tower of Magi by Linda, then ended up holed up in his hideaway surrounded by minor demons again during the Empire War, and then bailed out of the Tower of Magi yet again when Linda went summon-happy yet again. Poor Solberg.

—Alorael, who was happy to see that X didn't change. Patrick is dead, of course, and so is Erika. That only leaves Aimee among the powerful wizards of Avernum, and hasn't been seen since A1. The away message in A2 doesn't count.
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Shaper
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What away message?

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You get a hint, or help, or something. It's worth visiting. Unlike A1, though, you don't actually meet Aimee. You just get a projection, or a recording, or something magical of that sort. My memory is fuzzy.

—Alorael, who would be out and about if he could be gallivanting through other worlds too. If you're given a chance to apply a word like gallivanting to yourself, you take it. No questions asked.
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quote:
Originally written by Paneudaimonium:

You get a hint, or help, or something. It's worth visiting. Unlike A1, though, you don't actually meet Aimee. You just get a projection, or a recording, or something magical of that sort. My memory is fuzzy.
It's a little more useful than just a "hint"; she teaches you Dispel Barrier at level 2.

(In Exile 2 she taught you Death Arrows, which was even better.)

[ Thursday, January 19, 2006 00:44: Message edited by: Thuryl ]

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quote:
Originally written by Thuryl:

All the archmages who appear in A4 are pale shadows of their former selves, actually. It's a little creepy.
Pffh, X is still alive and kicking. Well, he moves around and is as crazy as he has always been. Plus, he no longer needs to sleep!

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Aimee was always an interesting character... too bad she never reappeared. (Or maybe she did? Conspiracy theory, anyone?) I expect she could've just watched Avernum from another plane.

X will live forever. Or until he finishes that anvil-dropping spell... one of the two.

And now, for the conspiracy theory:

Aimee came back to Avernum sometime shortly before A4, and took Cheeseball with her. Cheeseball, being inclined towards the whole "hunting strange mice and meeting other cats" thing, was thrilled to leave Solberg and his secluded tendencies behind. Solberg, embittered at the loss of his familiar, summoned a demon to try and hunt down Aimee, but the demon regrettably took up residence under Patrick's Tower.

</lunacy>

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It's plausible at first glance.

—Alorael, who did say that Aimee gave a hint or help. Dispel Barrier is help.
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Raven v. Writing Desk
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In E/A2, she *does* say that she's only leaving until the Northern Waters are safe again (i.e., when the Empire is gone). This happens shortly after the game ends, so she could certainly have returned.

Given Aimee's character (and her age) it seems to me that she probably let herself die a natural death. (And good for her, I say.)

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