Divine Divinity: Lizard
Adventurers have always loved new adventures
and new exciting times. Most of them died by the hand of a
monster, bigger, stronger or even smarter than the adventurer.
From those that survived many tales could be heard and many
of those tales have been listed in the Rivellon Book of Monsters,
of which we bring you an excerpt today.
There is nothing to like about the green skinned, cold blooded
creatures that are called lizards. As Kyro, an adventurer
of many years ago already said: "The only good lizards
are the ones I just slayed". Unfortunately he found his
end while trying to bring this in to practice at the wrong
time and the wrong place. One can dislike the lizards, but
one should never underestimate them.
Lizards like sewers and no sewer is bigger than the sewers
of Verdistis. It's not a place many adventurer goes, so we
are not sure of the amount of lizards you will find there.
But there must be many as only a few of those who entered
the sewers ever returned from them. From the stories they
brought back with them we made an overview of the different
lizards you might find there. But be aware there might be
more horrors roaming the sewers than the lizards we describe
- Lizard Warrior
The warriors are melee fighters, the easiest of all lizards.
They hardly ever travel alone. As long as the packs are
not to large, they should be not too much of a problem for
an experienced adventurer.
- Lizard Assassin
Assassins are sneaky and are much harder to kill than a
warrior. They like to kill from a distance and shoot their
arrows towards you. The damage from the arrows is not so
high, but they like to dip their arrows in poison before
they shoot one in your direction, which makes it sometimes
real nasty when you get hit.
|| lizard asassin
video (254K, DivX)
- Fanatic Lizard
There is nothing to like about fanatics of any kind and
especially not about fanatic lizards. The reports are contradicting
each other, but it appears that the fanatic lizards holds
some kind of glowing balls that they throw towards you.
You better take cover as they appear to be doing a lot of
damage with them. As fanatics go, they also have a tendency
to be harder to kill than the before mentioned lizards.
|| fanatic lizard
video (570K, DivX)
- Lizard Mage
The first thing a mage will do when it sees you is summon
some skeletons that will keep you occupied long enough for
it to try to electrocute you with some lightning spells.
The mages are not well protected and as such should be easy
to kill. However they aren't. You have to kill them quickly, because they regenerate rather fast. So you should make sure you are not disturbed and as such you should try getting rid of all other lizards and summoned
skeletons in the neighborhood first, before going after
the mages themselves.
The archmage behaves identical to the mage. The only difference
between them is that the archmage is a bit harder to kill.
|| lizard mage
video (820K, DivX)
- Thunder Lizard
Both thunder and lightning lizards like to throw rods of
lightning at you. The thunder lightning lizard is the weakest
of the two, even though it's stronger than a warrior and
it's rods of lightning appear to do a tad bit less damage.
Unfortunately neither the thunder nor the lightning lizard
are ever alone. When you see one, be prepared to encounter
other lizards as well.
|| lightning lizard
video (575K, DivX)
Advice for the adventurer
Leave your poison at home as it's useless on the lizards.
They drink it like water and has apparently no effect on them.
But lizards burn very well, so you might want to make sure
you are able to use fire and lightning on them. Although you
should be aware that the thunder and lightning lizards like
lightning and as such it has little to no effect on them.
What also seems to help is using spiritual magic on them,
but not all lizards respond in the same way to it. For some
reason mages and the fanatics are not so affected by it.
In general one can only say that only the experienced adventurer
should try to fight things out with the lizards. They are
no match to the inexperienced and careless adventurers.
Lizards really like dragons and are sometimes even go so far
as that they are referred to as dragon worshippers. Where
they are you'll find one or more dragons also. Rumors have
reached us from the far south that tell horrid stories of
death an mutilations that are inflicted by them. When you
encounter them you better walk carefully as they are much
tougher than the average lizard.
There are records of warriors, assassins and fanatics that
are known to worship the dragons. However as not much is known
to them, we can not be sure of that, there might be other
even mightier lizards waiting for you....
|| dragon worshippers
video (1M, DivX)
Advice for the adventurer
What we do know is that the dragon worshippers don't care
much about poison and lightning damage, unlike their brothers
and sisters we described before. Even fire doesn't harm them
that much. Some appear to not take spiritual damage very well,
but there are reports contradicting this as well. What we
do know is that they are tough, much tougher than the regular
lizards and they will try to get their poisonous claws in
you. So be sure to take some antidote with you on your travels.
After all it's not you that should be slayed....
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