Elford, now much more experienced (lvl 24 vs a lvl 19 quest), was successful this time. He learned that in order to not take so much beating from the summoned abomination, he would have to soak the fireballs Doane threw at him. If he silenced him, Doane would run towards him and summon the monstrosity right next to Elford’s feet and he would hurt too quickly.
It worked much better to stay in a fireball vs fireball fight until Doane pulled out his pet, then watch as it ran around the platform, freeze it to the ground and keep a distance to this drooling and dripping corpse. Then Elford would counterspell Doane and eventually force him to surrender, but Doane just teleported out when he was an inch from dying. What a wimp!
Nevertheless he was relieved to have been a crucial help in the fight in Redridge, now it was just a matter of waiting till the good news caught up with the citizens of Duskwood.
The question perhaps was how far he wanted the rumour to spread. Being approached by men with such brilliant names as “Stallker” wanting to duel him at random, made Elford reconsider being too open about his accomplishments.
Stallker, a fine man and probably also fine mage (naturally a few levels higher), turned out to be very insisting. Elford however was busy fighting decomposed walking entities and what did this Stallker expect? Elford wasn’t a gladiatorial man, challenging any random adventurer he came by, nor did he take action to such primitive offers.
Stallker then proceeded to ask in a strange dialect “u afraid of duel?”.
Elford felt a need to lecture this man in manners and situational awareness. Couldn’t he see he was busy with much more critical matters? But Stallker must have hit a soft spot, giving off an aura of immaturity so instead Elford calmly explained he was not available and that dueling was not an activity he engaged in anyways, especially not in the middle of the night such as now.
Stallker proposed to let him win and mentioned something about an achievement, but Elford didn’t see the point of such a duel. He felt he had achieved enough today and more pressing affairs needed his urgent assistance anyways.
Next episode: Some On-the-Go Roleplay
From the beginning: Elford the (former) Executive and the Ironman Challenge