Friday, November 28, 2014

House Elf in The Arena of Khaboom

Charlie's wizard House Elf is currently putting on a show in the Arena of Khaboom. He is L14 and has entered with the benefit of a Born Again spell (it would be very hard to kill him off at this stage as it would be too big a loss in so many ways; he has died twice, both times with BA spells in place: once was late night carelessly when he went down with the idiot hobbit Gibby Honeydew to elven archers in a camp ambush, the other when he helped mastermind the plot to bring down the L98 or somesuch liche-lord).

His one but last combat was against a knight. This is how it went...

The knight galloped out to meet House Elf as he emerged from the Tunnel of Challengers. The wizard had time to cast an Invisible Wall spell and the horse smashed into it, going down in a heap.

The Arena Management had gotten the Wizards' Guild to cast Double-Double spells on every attribute of House Elf's opponents. So the knight was quick enough to react without getting hurt himself and landed deftly on his feet.

As he roared and charged on foot, House Elf cast Slush Yuck under him. The knight would have escaped easily but the wizard is able to cast two spells once each day and he cast Hard Stuff to trap the knight.

(We play the 7.5 INT SR rule so spells can mis-fire.)

The ne'er say die knight threw a gauntlet at the wizard and then appealed for a drew when the failed to reach his target. This was rejected out of hand (sic) so he tried and failed again. House Elf allowed him one more shy and this time he removed his codpiece and missed just as badly with this aerodynamic projectile. House Elf had warned him that after three strikes, he would take a turn at this game.

House Elf threw his kukri at the knight, who easily hoisted his shield to block. House Elf has very high combat adds, even with the house rule we play halving a wizard's combat adds as he/she is not a trained fighter.

The knife went so fast, hard and true that it went straight through the tower shield, straight through his plate armour and went through his heart and out the back, killing him instantly.

The crowd were somewhat shocked but appreciated the aplomb with which the knight was dispatched.

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