THE BATTLE IS VICTORIOUS!
Dak and Guts gains half of a level. The enemies drop 1100 gold and a Shadeaux Shield.
Dak Shadeaux (played by Darth Nihilus)
Level 15 Rogue *Immune to Badly Poisoned-effect*
Power: 25 (20 for ranged attacks)
Inventory: Mockthril Knife (WP:10, lightning-elemental), Throwing Knife (WP:5, ranged, retrievable), Twin Longswords (WP:3), Trendy Handbag (protects from whichever bad effect was last inflicted in battle to someone else), Potion, Grand Potion, Mead, 2 Venoms, Nostrum, Bedroll, Shovel
Dyric Rone (played by The Legonater)
Level 14 Rogue *Lucky*
Power: 24 (18 for ranged attacks)
Inventory: Double Chain Whip (WP:10), Throwing Knife (WP:4, ranged, retrievable), Steel Fan (WP:12), Longsword (WP: 3), Darksteel Crossbow (WP:8, blinded-effect, unsuitable), Loaded Die (permanent lucky-effect), Potion, Grand Potion, Mead, Smelling Salts
Guts Holla (played by Scubacarrot) *Party Leader*
Level 18 Rogue
Power: 30 (26 for ranged attacks)
Inventory: Lifestealer (WP:12, ice-elemental, attacks restore 3 health), Throwing Knife (WP:8, ranged, retrievable, light-elemental),
Beholder's Eye (allows one round of battle to be replayed per quest), 2 Grand Potions, 2 Meads, Bedroll, Shovel
Shadeaux Shield - SP:4, suitable to knights
QM Note: I'll be away for the next three nights for the Midsummer festivities. I had hoped to conclude this quest before that, but I'd rather do it properly than with haste. So, the quest will continue on Sunday, and you'll find out the truth about Count Shadeaux then.
I just have to say that damn you are all filthy rich after this quest!