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Curst Gone

Gone? (AR0800)

   Once Curst was here but now it's gone. Wow! a complete city has been swiped away. You might recollect the talk about Curst being shifted into Carceri. Didn't you wish you listened more carefully then? You're thinking about exploring here? Don't!!!

Only one!

   In the north of this area there is the gateway to Carceri and there is only one monster walking around here. Just one you think. Piece of cake! Wrong again, we're talking here about the Fiend from Mar's Box. You remember the one you dragged around in the Hive. Finally you found someone that could solve the problem and scattered the fiend over the planes. The pieces all came here and we are talking about a big mean bastard. It has some 250HP and it is highly resistant to magic.

The theory

   You can approach the fined in several ways. The first is to make a run to the gateway to Carceri and forget the fiend. That's the easiest way but you miss out on XP and a very interesting item the fiend is carrying. Another way to go about it could be to make hit and runs. You run a whole lot faster than the fiend. So fire up your thief Annah to give her better backstabbing capabilities and let here have a go at it in stealth mode. Then let her run away and hide. Then you or your party will have to attack the monster, with spells for example. They do not many harms but it will distract him from following Annah. She can then go back to stealth mode and repeat this.

Get lucky

View Larger Image   One other way is to use the spell of Abyssal Fury. This spell has two save modes that are possible. The first is the save fails and then the fiend dies. The second is that it suffers 5 hits (damage ranging from 1 to 10 per hit). The save throw of the fiend is very high so you might consider repeating this by saving and loading repeatedly. I was lucky and got him the second time. I retried that, but then I only achieved it after several reloads.

A ring

   Assuming that you killed it you find a ring on him, the Aegis of Torment that gives an addition to HP, Armor class and constitution. When you are done head for the gateway to Carceri, when you approach it, it talks to you and you can ask it what happened. Step through the portal to arrive in Carceri where the Deva awaits you.

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- The Mortuary
    - Second Floor
    - Third Floor
    - First Floor
- The Hive
    - Northeast Hive
    - Ragpicker's Square
    - Northeast Hive
    - Southwest Hive
    - Southeast Hive
    - Alley
- The Catacombs
    - Trash Warrens
    - Weeping Stone
    - Dead Nations
    - Drowned Nation
    - The Tomb
    - More Catacombs
    - Pharod & Annah
- The Hive Again
    - Joining Dustman
    - Tenement of Thugs
    - Lingering Thugs
- The Wards
    - Lower Ward, pt1
    - Lower Ward, pt2
    - The Great Foundry
    - Clerk's Ward
    - Civic Festhall
    - Ignus
    - Solving Quests
- Mazes
    - Player's Maze
    - Modron's Maze
    - Ravel's Maze
- Curst
    - Curst
    - Curst Underground
    - The Prison
- Outlands
    - Outlands
    - Baator
- Carceri
    - *Curst Gone
    - Carceri
- Fortress
    - Mortuary
    - Fortress Entrance
    - Trial and Maze
    - Fortress Roof

Information about

Planescape: Torment

Developer: Black Isle

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: RPG
Combat: Pausable Real-time
Play-time: Over 60 hours
Voice-acting: Partially voiced

Regions & platforms
North America
· Platform: PC
· Released at 1999-12-10
· Publisher: Interplay

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