Some years ago, a land called Mecklobah, far away from Tristram, was ruled by the firm but just hands of four brothers...
Together these four brothers had managed to bring some balance to the land which for centuries had suffered from numerous wars, during which their knowledge of magic had been forgotten.
Years went by, and as they did, the Brother of Order seemed more and more distracted. His eyes became black from sleeplessness and his temper became more and more aggresive. He also claimed he didn't have the time he used to have to spend with his brothers, but rumors said, that he was seen more and more often accompanied by his younger brothers: The Vizier and Dreadjudge.
During this time the other three brother had married the three most beautiful girls one can ever imagine. The people of Mecklobah called them...
One day, The Temple was stormed by the people for no particular reason it seemed. Even the very few guards were part of it, the mob was all quiet and their eyes were freed from all expressions. The Brother of order, Dreadjudge and The Vizier were nowhere to be seen. There was a brief struggle before the three other brothers were captured, stripped and imprisoned.
One day the Brother of order came to their cell. His face was bent into a mad grin and his eyes glowed with hatred. He looked at them and laughed. "I am now Lazarus, servant of the Lord of Terror. Mecklobah is no more, I have drained this kingdom of all its riches and enslaved our citizens. They are now all a part of something bigger than you'll ever imagine my poor brothers, mwuahahahaha. And your princesses, well they are also ruled by the hand of my master, and the Princess of Blue" He looked at the Brother of Light. "..has become so evil even I can't master her, BWAHAHAHA. Your child will be the ultimate sacrifice for my master BWAHAHAHA." He turned around and left the three brothers.
A couple of minutes later, The Wizier emerged out of the dark. He was quiet as the night as he unlocked the cell and entered. Inside he spoke out words the brothers had never heard before and a cicrle of pure energy burst out from his feet killed the Brothers of Dark and Truth at once, The Brother of light felt the pain, and he fell to the floor with his eyes wide open, yet surrounded by darkness.
Hours... days passed. The Brother of Light awakened in the cell. His body was bruised and sore, but he was still alive. Maybe the spell that the Vizier had cast wasn't equally effective the whole way around the circle... He kneeled before his dead brothers, rose up and left the cell. He knew what he had to do...
The Temple was abandoned. All he could find was a staff. It was magical in some way, but he couldn't use its charges. He also found two old books. With some difficulty he could read them and learned how to cast bolts of fire from his bare hands. But now he couldn't wait. He had heard merchants speak about unspeakable things going on in a Town called Tristram in Khanduras, and there is where he began his search.
Start a new character, put (INF) behind the name.
Drain your CB staff; do not recharge it until you are allowed to (see spells).
Find another hero who can provide you with either of the allowed cloaks. If you find a Rainbow Cloak, you must use it, as it is yours.
Bloodlust (formerly known as Princess of Blue) you can not bear to kill by your own hand. She must be killed with a Golem. If she drops a staff, you must use it. If you carry one she dropped already, you must change. Keep the other though.
Item recoveries are done naked.
Melee is strickly forbidden, you can't even whack statues. (Mage's dont melee) A level must be cleared before you smash any remaining barrels. When standing next to a critter, only Flash is allowed, so you must be out of melee range to cast other spells.
If a mage spots you (i.e. fires at you) you mustn't walk, only teleport.
Mage demons can only be attacked with the spell they cast them selves or by Class 3 spells (more below). You are an Infiltrator so you must blend in when you kill them.
Your primary goals are to kill Lazarus, the former princesses, and if they show up, Dreadjudge and the Vizier. Put Bloodlust to rest. Kill all the advocates on level 16.
Nightscape, Rainbow Cloak or Wisedoms wrap. Nothing else.
Only "of the stars" is allowed as you are the Brother of Light, but you may wear only one of these.
One Ring of Engagement must be worn. If Bloodlust drops one you must always keep it in your back pack.
No amulets may be worn. They're too big and shiny for you to mix in among the mages.
Any staff. All prefixes/suffixes are allowed except those adding to your magic.
Royal Circlet - Symbol of great knowledge can only be used when ALL spells are base spell level 15
For spells coming from the hands/staff of an Infiltrator, only the mage-type spells are allowed.
Spells are grouped into three categories to help you remember what is useable.
These are your own spells, as a Counselor: Fire Bolt, Flash, Teleport.
These are spells you may only learn after having killed one mage casting it: Charged Bolt, Lightning, Fireball
These are spells that are invisible or do not appear to come from yourself: Stone Curse, Golem, Healing, Heal others, Telekinesis, Fire Wall, Mana Shield
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