Diao Chan is resting before the final assault on Andariel. Two LE enchanted wraith bosses together in the Jail level 1 resulted in an NDE. She's now level 19. Finds of note include the Cleglaw's set shield in the Pit lvl 1. Next stop for her is the cathedral from the inner cloister.
Zuo Ci has fallen unfortunately to the forces of evil. He was slain in the catacombs level 2 when he became surrounded by a cadre of dark ones and their champion shamans. Back to the drawing board for necromancers, as he had severe difficulties through the jail and catacombs.
Diao Chan is chatting in Lut Gholein with Elzix. She wants him to give her better items when gambling. She revenged Zuo Ci's passing by clearing the entire Catacombs and taking his and Annor's body back to the Rogue Encampment to be buried. MF has increased due to a 13% ring of chance and a sturdy chain boots of fortune 23%. Drops include a Stoutnail (Catacombs level 3) Arctic Binding (right before Andy in a chest) and Serpent Lord (found in the Sewers level 2). She now has her merc for the rest of the game in Mizan, a defensive merc. However, he is not equipped due to the lack of finding a halberd on the gambling screen. Next up is the desert where she'll get a good tan (or so she thinks).
Diao Chan is now drinking lots of water to stay rehydrated in the Far Oasis. She is majoring in Wake of Fire with points in the lightning traps for FI's. Her merc finally got his weapon after the cube was retrieved. A Savage Halberd of Slaughter (76% ED 20 Max Damage) Not bad. Now she is starting to prepare to gamble halberds so that Lu Bu can finally begin his journey. She is level 24. Next stop is the Lost City. Notable finds include Razortine from a skeleton in the Dry Hills.
After doing some thinking a new necromancer is born. Meet Guan Lu. In ROTK he was a great soothsayer. He could accurately predict the future and tell someone's life span by just looking at them. He saved a person who would die the next day after he met him by telling him to go meet the gods of life and beg them to extend his life. His abilities confused and attracted fans. He accurately predicted the deaths of major characters in the story and also what would happen next in history.
Now he is tired of looking at his oracle bones to tell the future so he will throw them at his enemies. He will also have a pet golem (the gods of life have blessed him with this ability) and the ability to blind, confuse and attract enemies.
Guan Lu is currently showing the people at the Rogue Camp how to use oracle bones. One of his demonstrations inspired a rogue to follow him and learn the ways of soothsaying. Liaza specializes in fire, which Guan Lu thought useful for now. He has a pet clay golem and has learned how to blind people with his ability to soothsay. Here's how a normal conversation goes with a demon
Hungry Dead: Zzaaarrrgg!
Guan Lu: Looking at your future the outcome is not very bright.
Guan Lu: Lady and Golem?
*Liaza and Golem attack the HD
Guan Lu: Condolences on having such a tragic future.
He is level 12 and headed next to rescue a fellow soothsayer in danger. Akara says Deckard Cain is a wise soothsayer. He wishes to engage him to compare their skills.
Diao Chan is getting some information from Drognan and Cain about the False Tombs before proceeding. She is now level 26. This time the fates were kinder to her. She bought herself a three socket ring mail from Fara and put three topazes in it (via cubing chipped ones). The drops started falling. The most noticeable was this amulet from a random Salamander in the Claw Viper Temple.
+18% Fire Resistance
+30% Lightning Resistance
+22% Poison Resistance
Poison Length reduced by 50%
She'll be using this for a while. Other finds include a dual leech rare battle staff (hmm, wonder how a sorceress can use that?), a nice wand with +3 Clay Golem (Guan Lu will be using this), and a good Assault Helmet (+2 Taunt, +2 Iron Skin, +1 Throwing Mastery). A massive gambling session will occur before Duriel as she attempts to find a good Halberd so Lu Bu can start.
Diao Chan is now in Kurast chatting with Natalya about where her set items are. The rest of Act II was idyllic. SHe managed to find a Ral in Ancient Kaa's tomb and made a Leaf staff. that boosted her Wake of Fire damage immensely. Notable finds for the rest of the act include another Razortine, Cathan's seal and two Tals and another Ral.
In act III she hit the jackpot. Literally.
Here's what Sszark dropped her.
Spire of Lazarus
+1 Sorceress Skill Levels
+3 Static Field
+1 Chain Lightning
+1 to +28 Lightning Damage
+ 75% Lightning Resist
Regenerate Mana 43%
Physical Damage Reduced by 5
She's gonna take a break for some time off and chat with the people of Kurast while I get Yue Ying going. The last waypoint she hit is LK. She has done the first two quests and has the brain and eye of this guy that she needs to collect body parts for. Now she is level 30 and has her first point in Death Sentry.
It's the book that I just read over and over again (when I'm not reading others)
Cao Cao continued his journey today. He is trying to get the old person to help him on his journey by whacking demons with his staff. Not much to note, except for this rare amulet that dropped from a carver in the Stony Field.
+10% faster Cast Rate
+1 Max Damage
+8% Cold Resist
+10% Fire Resist
+39% Extra Gold from Monsters
+5% Better Chance to Get Magic Items
He'll probably be using it for a while. He's level 17 with the Black Marsh completed. Countess dropped a Tal. Next up: The Tamoe Highlands.