Work yesterday did its best to kill my sprit and to say I was in a foul mood would put things mildly. I think I was so angry if I was the Red Hulk the normal Hulk wouldn’t have been able to stop me from destroying something…. IDK… Even a few hours of DDo with Tobril didn’t calm me down until what I think will be my 3rd favorite quest from now on!
The House of Broken Chains
Some Spoilers to follow if you haven’t done the quest, but I will try and keep things simi safe.
The point of the quest as you might gather from the title/area is to rescue slaves. There are a splattering of slaves through the quest and a mess of them in the end fight, that you can save for optional xps, as well as a few that you have to save as quest objectives.
To save the optional slaves you must kill a their slave master and use a dialogue option to use one of a few different skills to save them.
I don’t remember if I told you all but the first time Tobril and I did The Lost Thread he was “saving” the slaves and about as often as not he would rip their heads off. So began a running gag. That said we try our hardest to save everyone, well at least until we have the xp then anything goes.
So a few runs back we noticed that my UMD score was high enough to more or less auto free slaves so now it is my job. Well last night we saved everyone except one guy who had an “accident”. I might have tightened the collar and poped his little drow head right off.
But we Freed every last slave and defeated Solul with out killing his slaves. After checking the chest and looking at the quest xp I noticed I could “free” Solul’s slaves not that the quest was over. But there was no point other then fun.
Here the story takes a dark twist and in light of the resent current events might be in poor taste. But you know me; I tell it how it is?
Running to the first drow, I said “I will save you” and ripped his little head right off with my unskilled check. Not going to lie, for the first time last night I smiled a little. And I started to “save” them all. Tobril seeing what I was doing began to chime in on how I am the drow savior and how I am not allowed to give him a hard time anymore as I am clearly a mass murder. And in that moment I fell into a giggle fit. The best 3-4 mins of my day. Just Tobril and I standing in a pile of bodies, some good some bad, but they totally cleaned the anger and frustrations right out of me. Times like that is why I ❤ this game so much.
If you have a problem – If no one else can help – and if you can find them – maybe you can hire the Defense Guild.”
Unlike the A-Team we kill the bad/indifferent/good men/mobs/slaves/bystanders.
I’m usually done saving all the slaves by the time I hit the end boss and I haven’t been very good at killing the boss only. For most part I know where the slavers are and I either instakill em or hit them hard with so much DPS that they become a puddle.
That’s easy with my Sorc. He can release the slaves with UMD and insta kill the slavers with FOD or acid energy burst.
My fighter have a slight bigger problem. With strength he can easily release any slaves, but he’s not always succesful killing the slaver before the slaves moves in. Which results in a few lost heads when he cleaves and such.
It works better with my Monk however who usually stun and then do the kung-fu crotch up to adams apple combo until the slaver expires.
And yes – it’s actually a nice little quest, if it wasn’t for those damn wards.
There is something wrong with you.
As long as you don’t happen to find a Death Note…
Abraham Lincoln, you’re not, I figure. 🙂
I agree. When the world tries to break you, I log in, find the quest with the nastiest foes with even nastier motives to hurt the world, and show them what-for. A lot. “Frame Work” usually is a good one for this.
@pat- I try but when it is more then me +1 someone always wants to help free slaves and people die. But i think last night was the first time we killed the boss with out killing any of his slaves.
@tobril – don’t act like you weren’t cheering me on!
@blue assuming your talking about the Manga, i could use a Death Note. Would solve a lot of my personal issues… But so would heat vision
@ Spencerian – if i claimed they were all vamp slaves would you think i was a little Lincoln like?
Lol, release your chaotic evil side 🙂