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    Default Troll Mindcrafter Archmage

    Team Soirana closed the gate and returned to his people, having obtained ultimate arcane power.

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    Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

    Strategies employed:

    1. No save-scumming of course (take that, Blasphemous! ;-P).
    2. Shop talents to increase the chance of a book shop showing up. Got lucky with one in PC:4 on the first try, but would have started a new character if I didn't find one early-on.
    3. Best strategy for getting the book seems to be putting some magma on the door of the shop, and then swimming in it until all carried unpaid books are incinerated. Runs up a debt to the merchant guild, but doesn't anger the shopkeeper or interfere with restocking.
    4. Hit maximum XP by book-casting Fireball around a doored-off fungoid cave pool.
    5. Initial 8 Wish knowledge was obtained from an early potion of wonder. Had some plans for using the potion shop and a serious potion of exchange engine, but this was thankfully not really necessary, and I ended up wishing for potions of wonder to buff the knowledge up to 100.
    6. Increased maximum power points by 9999 by waiting in the wilderness with Mana Battery and a bunch of magic staves.
    7. Archmaging commenced on Silvernight in the Borderland Settlement, using wished-for crystals of power, potions of water, and potions of boost mana/willpower to sustain PPs. Effectively extended the length of Silvernight with a bunch of speed wishes.


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    Team Soirana St:99  Le:99  Wi:99  Dx:99  To:99  Ch:99  Ap:99  Ma:99  Pe:99  L
    DV/PV:146/93    H:1520(1520)  P:9041(14385) Exp:50/999999999   DrCh  Sp:1462
    Blessed Invisible Bloated
    
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                                Background Information
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    Name: Team Soirana        Race: male Troll          Class: Mindcrafter
    Eye color: light blue     Hair color: black         Complexion: dark
    Height: 9'                Weight: 522 pounds
    Age: 19 (adult)
    Star sign: Tree           Birthday: 25/Tree (day 355 of the year)
    
    
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                                      Inventory
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    Total weight: 21175 stones                Carrying capacity: 34100 stones
    
    He: normal circlet of the pure mind [+2, +2] {Wi+8}                   [18s]
    Ne: blessed Aylas Holy Scarf [+10, +10] {Ch+6}                         [5s]
    Bo: normal clothes of power (+1, +1) [-1, +16]                        [40s]
    Gi: normal potion belt [+0, +1]                                       [25s]
    Cl: blessed Brannalbin's Cloak of Defense [+3, +3]                    [30s]
    RH: blessed jet-black dagger "Silence of the Dead" (+8, 4d4+9) {Dx+9} [10s]
    LH: normal medium obsidian shield "Protector" [+20, +4] {To+2}        [46s]
    RR: blessed ring of the master cat [+0, +5] {Dx+16} (+16 spd)          [1s]
    LR: normal ring of regeneration                                        [1s]
    Br: normal bracers of lifting [+0, +0]                                 [8s]
    Ga: normal elemental gauntlets (-1, +0) [+0, +3]                      [10s]
    Bo: blessed eternium boots [+2, +5]                                   [55s]
    MW: -
    Mi: blessed dwarven rune axe "Rolf's Companion" (+3, 3d6+6) [+4, +4] {To+3}
    Tl: blessed cornucopia {Ma+13} <16%>                                 [100s]
    
    
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                                        Stuff
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    Total weight: 20776 stones   Carrying capacity: 34100 stones
    
    One-handed weapons ('(')
       cursed sword of Nonnak (+2, 4d3+2) [+2, +2] {Wi+5}                 [80s]
       blessed whip of the vampire snake (-2, 5d3+7) {Dx+7} (+7 spd)      [13s]
       normal unpick axe (+3, 3d6+3) {To+10}                              [75s]
       blessed thorny whip "Bloody Rose" (+7, 7d3+7) [+4, +0]             [15s]
       blessed black whip of extinction (-4, 2d5)                         [15s]
    Two-handed weapons ('(')
       blessed rune-covered halberd "Wyrmlance" (+15, 4d8+10) [-2, +0]    [50s]
    Missile weapons ('}')
       normal rune-covered sling "Whirlwind" (+12, +12)                    [3s]
       normal long bow of hunting (+6, +3)                                [30s]
       normal heavy crossbow "The Far Slayer" (+18, +18)                 [350s]
       blessed elven long bow "Sun's Messenger" (+15, +15)                [30s]
    Wands ('\')
       normal wand of Grond (0 charges)                                    [3s]
       normal wand of Grond (0 charges)                                    [3s]
       normal wand of Grond (0 charges)                                    [3s]
       normal wand of Grond (0 charges)                                    [3s]
       blessed wand of Grond (0 charges)                                   [3s]
       normal wand of Grond (0 charges)                                    [3s]
       normal wand of Grond (0 charges)                                    [3s]
       normal wand of Grond (0 charges)                                    [3s]
       cursed wand of Grond (2 charges)                                    [3s]
       normal wand of Grond (5 charges)                                    [3s]
       normal wand of Grond (2 charges)                                    [3s]
       normal wand of Grond (4 charges)                                    [3s]
    Potions ('!')
       heap of 56 potions of holy water                                    [0s]
    Books ('"')
       blessed spellbook of Wish                                         [100s]
    Gems ('*')
       heap of 4 normal crystals of power                                  [4s]
       heap of 84 blessed crystals of power                               [84s]
       heap of 38 cursed crystals of power                                [38s]
    
    
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                                    Weapon Skills
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    Melee weapon           Lvl   Hit   Dam   DV   Level          Required marks
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    Unarmed fighting        15   +12   +12  +12   Grand Mastery
    Daggers & knives        15   +20   +12   +5   Grand Mastery
    Clubs & hammers         15   +18   +12   +6   Grand Mastery
    Maces & flails          15   +18   +12   +6   Grand Mastery
    Swords                  15   +18   +12   +6   Grand Mastery
    Axes                    15   +18   +16   +4   Grand Mastery
    Whips                   15   +24   +19  +15   Grand Mastery
    Pole arms               15   +20   +12  +22   Grand Mastery
    Twohanded weapons       15   +20   +30   +8   Grand Mastery
    Staves                  15   +20   +10  +40   Grand Mastery
    
    Missile weapon         Lvl   Hit   Dam   Ra   Level          Required marks
    
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    Slings                  15   +30   +22   +5   Grand Mastery
    Bows                    15   +30   +22   +5   Grand Mastery
    Crossbows               15   +30   +22   +5   Grand Mastery
    Thrown axes & hammers   15   +30   +22   +5   Grand Mastery
    Thrown daggers          15   +30   +22   +5   Grand Mastery
    Thrown rocks & clubs    15   +30   +22   +5   Grand Mastery
    Thrown spears           15   +30   +22   +5   Grand Mastery
    Boomerangs & scurgari   15   +30   +22   +5   Grand Mastery
    
    Shields                Lvl   DV               Level          Required marks
    
    ---------------------  ---   ---              -------------  --------------
    Shields                 15   +30              Grand Mastery
    
    Damage caused with your melee weapons:
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    Right hand: +193 bonus to hit, 4d4+93 damage
    
    Damage caused with your missile weapons:
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    Ammunition: 1, base range: 8, +152 bonus to hit, 3d8+92 damage
    
    
    
    
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                                       Skills
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      Alchemy ...................100    (superb)       [+1]
      Alertness .................100    (superb)       [+2d4]
      Appraising ................100    (superb)       [+1]
      Archery ...................100    (superb)       [+1]
      Athletics .................100    (superb)       [+1]
      Backstabbing ..............100    (superb)       [+1]
      Bridge building ...........100    (superb)       [+1d3] (ma)
      Climbing ..................100    (superb)       [+1]
      Concentration .............100    (superb)       [+2d4]
      Cooking ...................100    (superb)       [+1] (ma)
      Courage ...................100    (superb)       [+2d4]
      Detect item status ........100    (superb)       [+1]
      Detect traps ..............100    (superb)       [+1d3]
      Disarm traps ..............100    (superb)       [+1]
      Dodge .....................100    (superb)       [+1]
      Find weakness .............100    (superb)       [+1]
      First aid .................100    (superb)       [+1]
      Fletchery .................100    (superb)       [+1] (mr)
      Food preservation .........100    (superb)       [+1]
      Gardening .................100    (superb)       [+1]
      Gemology ..................100    (superb)       [+1d5]
      Haggling ..................100    (superb)       [+1d5]
      Healing ...................100    (superb)       [+1]
      Herbalism .................100    (superb)       [+1]
      Law .......................100    (superb)       [+1]
      Listening .................100    (superb)       [+3d5]
      Literacy ..................100    (superb)       [+2d4]
      Metallurgy ................100    (superb)       [+1]
      Mining ....................100    (superb)       [+1]
      Music .....................100    (superb)       [+1]
      Necromancy ................100    (superb)       [+1]
      Pick locks ................100    (superb)       [+1]
      Pick pockets ..............100    (superb)       [+1]
      Smithing ..................100    (superb)       [+1]
      Stealth ...................100    (superb)       [+1d5]
      Survival ..................100    (superb)       [+1]
      Swimming ..................100    (superb)       [+1d5]
      Tactics ...................100    (superb)       [+1]
      Two weapon combat .........100    (superb)       [+1]
      Ventriloquism .............100    (superb)       [+1d3]
      Woodcraft .................100    (superb)       [+1]
    
    
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                                       Spells
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       Wish                :   119, 1500pp     (Effectivity: +0)
    
    
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                                  His further life:
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    After he leaves the Drakalor Chain he is welcomed by his people with great
    honors. They acknowledge his noble deeds, his valor, his cunning and his
    great skills that helped to prevent the complete destruction of the world he
    knows. He is crowned to be the king of all trolls and lives a long and
    prosperous life full of power, happiness and pleasure.
    
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                  His achievements during his battles:
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    Team Soirana, the trollish mindcrafter, saved the world with his brave
    efforts and became a great ruler while saving himself 2 times.
    He scored 330312364 points and advanced to level 50.
    He survived for 0 years, 345 days, 19 hours, 58 minutes and 46 seconds
    (911855 turns).
    Team Soirana visited 165 places.
    His strength score was modified by +73 during his career.
    His learning score was modified by +93 during his career.
    His willpower score was modified by +84 during his career.
    His dexterity score was modified by +89 during his career.
    His toughness score was modified by +79 during his career.
    His charisma score was modified by +85 during his career.
    His appearance score was modified by +97 during his career.
    His mana score was modified by +90 during his career.
    His perception score was modified by +89 during his career.
    He was the champion of the arena.
    He was a member of the thieves guild.
    He adhered to the principles of the Cat Lord and thus rose to great fame.
    He left the Drakalor Chain after completing his quest and became a great
    leader and famous hero.
    7125 monsters perished under his attacks.
    The following 45 artifacts were generated during his adventure:
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      the dwarven rune axe "Rolf's Companion"
      the scythe of corruption "Moon Sickle"
      the ring of the master cat
      the golden gladius "Death's Sting"
      the dwarven shield "Rolf's Saviour"
      the elven long bow "Sun's Messenger"
      the Aylas Holy Scarf
      the thin dagger "Cat's Claw"
      the Chaos Orb of Elemental Water
      the Chaos Orb of Elemental Air
      the Chaos Orb of Elemental Fire
      the Chaos Orb of Elemental Earth
      the heavy crossbow "The Far Slayer"
      the scorched spear
      Brannalbin's Cloak of Defense
      the sword of Nonnak
      the elemental gauntlets
      the ring of the High Kings
      the phial of Caladriel
      the crown of science
      the ancient mummy wrapping
      the ankh
      the intricate wooden shield "Nature's Friend"
      the Chaos Orb of Elemental Mana
      the rune-covered sling "Whirlwind"
      the staff of the archmagi
      the medium obsidian shield "Protector"
      the black tome of Alsophocus
      the rune-covered halberd "Wyrmlance"
      the tome of donors
      the antediluvian dwarven map fragment
      the antediluvian dwarven map
      the ancient dwarven key
      the unpick axe
      the whip of the vampire snake
      the twisted quarterstaff "Kalmius' Shield"
      the jet-black dagger "Silence of the Dead"
      the thorny whip "Bloody Rose"
      the chain mail of the martyred crusader
      the circlet of the pure mind
      the beheading axe "Headman's Hand"
      the potion belt
      the black whip of extinction
      the cornucopia
    He possessed the following intrinsics:
      He was fire resistant (also through items).
      He was poison resistant (also through an item).
      He was cold resistant (also through items).
      He was acid resistant (also through an item).
      He was lucky (also through items).
      Fate smiled upon him (also through items).
      He was sleep resistant (gained through items).
      He was able to control teleportation.
      He was invisible (gained through an item).
      He was stun resistant (gained through an item).
      He was paralyzation resistant.
      He was resistant to death rays (also through items).
      He was shock resistant (gained through items).
      He was able to see invisible things (gained through items).
      He was immune to shock attacks.
      He was immune to fire attacks.
      He was able to breathe water (gained through an item).
      He was able to resist confusion attacks (gained through items).
      He was immune to diseases (gained through an item).
    He had the following talents: Affinity with Daggers & Knives, Affinity with
    Thrown Daggers, Affinity with Whips, Careful, Charged, Good Book Caster,
    Good Shot, Great Book Caster, Healthy, Keen Shot, Mighty Aura, Natural
    Trader, Potent Aura, Quick, Quick Shot, Silver Tongue, Stealthy, Strong
    Aura.
    He had a final speed score of 1462 (final base speed: 188).
    He was a paragon of his religion.
    He asked for 2 divine interventions.
    He was a holy champion of Order.
    
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                                   Playing Time
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    You played for 15 hours, 32 minutes and 12 seconds.
    
    
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    Ancient Domains Of Mystery
    Version 3.3.4
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    Touché
    If somebody is crazy enough to do this, it is you Grond.
    Also, since this is a troll, did you get enough potions of longevity to true berserk wished-for ghost kings in SMC?
    Last edited by Blasphemous; 12-08-2020 at 09:54 AM.

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    And of course Grond's "make an Archmage, use it to make an essentially-perfect character" playtime is still faster than my "close the gate" playtime. This is really neat.

    I am wondering: why troll and why mindcrafter?

    This might be dumb, but why didn't -- as the number of fungoids you killed got higher and higher during that hour of fireballing -- the XP for each kill drop too low for you to level? I'm pretty sure that the fire vulnerability is why you were able to keep killing them even though they were presumably getting tougher.

    Any reason not to sacrifice miscellani and use some prayers which give full PP, as part of the archmaging? My guess is that you didn't because of how *many* times you had to wish for crystals of power, so that using the prayers wouldn't have actually saved many wish-actions. Is that right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blasphemous View Post
    Also, since this is a troll, did you get enough potions of longevity to true berserk wished-for ghost kings in SMC?
    No D:
    I got a bit lazy/bored at the end. Proper way to go about that would be getting something like 2000 PV probably (armor-punching chance goes down the more PV you have).

    Quote Originally Posted by fitzpa88 View Post
    I am wondering: why troll and why mindcrafter?
    Historical reasons mostly. It's the worst race for spell learning, and the worst class for spell learning, although it's arguably not the worst race/class combo for archmaging.

    This might be dumb, but why didn't -- as the number of fungoids you killed got higher and higher during that hour of fireballing -- the XP for each kill drop too low for you to level?
    They level up faster than the XP penalty can keep up with apparently. Values for the high-end fungoids were over a million by the end.

    Any reason not to sacrifice miscellani and use some prayers which give full PP, as part of the archmaging?
    The cost for the prayer increases the more you ask. It could be useful for getting the engine rolling, but you can't rely on it indefinitely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fitzpa88 View Post
    Any reason not to sacrifice miscellani and use some prayers which give full PP, as part of the archmaging? My guess is that you didn't because of how *many* times you had to wish for crystals of power, so that using the prayers wouldn't have actually saved many wish-actions. Is that right?
    Scrolls and crystals of power scale with the amount of PP your PC has and recover roughly 30% with each use so long term, they are the most reliable for an archmage.
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