So, as of right now, Im staring at the Undermother. She just gently asked me to kill her daughter. It just so happens that I only need 2 extra shards to complete the eye of Tol. And I have a question: if I get those 2 by other means, can I still kill the Flame Prophet AND the Undermother? (Im crazy, yes I know, but Im not planning to do this right now... I'll get better and a bit more prepared).
I also went into the... What was the name... City of the Ancients? The one bellow Lannegar Mines. The Elementals there, not too scary, but... I did finish the "Like Father Like Son" quest, and I believe here in the forum is marked as suggested lvl 21, so I was feeling badass that it was running smoothly... Until I faced the boss.
And I'll be damn. I thought that was going to be a ok fight, but how wrong I was. The guy almost cooked me for dinner, I had to keep running around Lannegar Valle in circles while drinking potions and waiting for Griss to wake up, and had to spoon feed potions to Griss once she did. After that fight, I have been kind of shitting my pants. I tested the waters in the cursed Abbey, I took the quests from Varananni, but Im just simply too scared to try anything right now, particularly after this quest and after doing Castle Storm for Griss. The emotion of having invulnerable vampires running after my hide while I run for the fountains and zap all the undead in the way while drinking tons of potions and praying is not one Im willing to repeat any time soon.
Therefore, I really dont know what to do right now. The Flame Prophet seems pretty doable, perhaps even easy, but an unweakened Undermother is not something that I can do at the moment, I dont even have to try it to know. So I'll wait to take both in a single run. And as for the other quests remaining, Im scared to try. Guess it's back to the Maze, grind for some gold and stockpile on potions. Also, I guess it's finally time to put those "giant strenght", shield and the many resistances and many other potions I have hoarded to good use, perhaps even get a few more toys (summon scrolls, whatever). Now I'll be at the drawing board, thinking on every possible contingencies and consulting the mythic Oracle Wiki that lives in the fabled Googleland to prepare for my next jorneys...
Wish me luck guys
Edit: I still have some speed potions that I never used (I bought too much of them when rushing to get to Icemist). And to my shame, I havent done Cold Trail yet... too afraid. But... I guess it's time to face my fears. I'll have to grind for money thou - I spent too much to get over the Castle Storm. I really needed the 70 mana potions, mid potions of 35 mana just tickles me now, but 1k each is painfull. Anyway, I'll report on my future developments.
Hey, at least Griss has the fire sword Justice from a rumor boss, pretty pretty good. That'll help a lot, along with her advanced skills