Welcome back to the live blog of Crawl. I'm doing an unplanned session right now because I just found a treasure trove. This will honestly be a first for me since these things never show up.
So this is a portal to a trove of treasure.◊
They rarely appear and they come with a second requirement, you need to have a certain item to access them. If you've found them and have that item (in this case, the book of Warp), you're good to go. What's inside? Let's find out!
Nifty, but I'm a bit worried about what lies behind that door.◊
Turns out, nothing but a crap ton of treasure. Literally, a lot of treasure. Lots of shiny makes Usht a happy crawler.◊
So yeah, treasure coves are Crawl's way of saying, "Here's a reward for all of your hard work, enjoy!" BECAUSE THIS IS AWESOME! Short update, I know, but meh.
(Shortly after that, Amane the Deep Elf Wizard died to a surprise mob of elephants and cyclops while caring the loot back to her stash. Fuck you Crawl.)
So in an alternate universe where Ganondorf is a total badass (as it should be)◊
, he's long since maxed out piety with Mak and has all sorts of nice powers, like Major Destruction and Greater Servant of Makhleb. They're both basically bigger and better version of Minor Destruction and Lesser Servant of Makhleb but need a higher level of skill in invocations for them not to utterly backfire in your face.
That, sir, is a rank 1 demon, or one of the highest ranked demons.◊
The only step above that is the boss monsters, but they're unique. So anyway, if you mess up summoning, this guy won't like you and if you're not middle to upper range in level, you're essentially screwed. Remember kiddies, Evil Is Not A Toy
So how about that major destruction? Well, I'd say it's quite gruesome and ugly, but in this case, we'll be making the world a more beautiful place.◊
So what does it do? What doesn't it do? It does lightning (as shown), fireballs, subzero freezing, clouds of negative energy◊
, all at random and plenty prone to backfiring like it did here because I wasn't supposed to be in the radius of it. Oh well, Ganondorf is such a badass anyway that he just soaks up the damage.
Onward, into the hells that lie beyond (which you won't get to see for a while yet)! See you next time!