If I’m going back down there I need to be better prepared. Unfortunately I only arrived with my backpack, which was empty. Not sure why I did that. I need supplies and clearly the person to go to is Griswold the Blacksmith. I amble over and ask him if he has anything to help me out.
“WO WHAT CAN I DO FER YA?”
I um, stop shouting in my face!
I peruse his inventory. Hmm, everything is so damn expensive. I determine the number one thing I need at this point is a weapon. I can’t just go brawlin through who knows how many monsters, I need a sword! Hm, let’s see what he has.
Cape: 10 gold
Cloak: 40 gold
Robe: 75 gold
Quilted Armor: 200 gold
Small shield: 90 gold
Dagger: 60 gold
Scimitar: 200 gold
Small Axe: 150 gold
Club: 20 gold
Hmm, so many options!
Well I only have 100 gold. My eyes are set on that scimitar, it looks nasty. But it’s too expensive. I should save up for it. Farnham mentioned there’s lots of gold and treasures to be found underneath the Cathedral. Not from what I’ve seen, all I found was an empty chest. But who knows. I ask Griswold if I can get anything for free since I’m going down to the dungeon. He looks at me and thinks.
Finally he reaches behind him and pulls out a piece of wood from his pile and goes over to his smithing table. He takes a nail and hammers it into the plank so the nail is sticking out from the top and hands the makeshift weapon to me.
A board with a nail in it…
Now that I have a weapon I realize I should probably go down wearing something more studier than what I arrived in. Let’s see cape? No. Cloak? Same thing so no. Robe? Sheesh what’s with all the girly “armor”?
Ooh quilted armor! There we go, perfect. Except not because it’s 100 more gold than I have. Damn it. I could get a shield for 90 gold, but is it worth it? Should I just go down with my nail in a board and kick ass until I can afford a real weapon and some real armor? Or buy the stupid cloak now?
I decide to wait. I punched that weird, ugly zombie monster so hard he broke in half. I feel confident I can take that small furry one with the spear and the skeleton, while scary, he’s already dead! I just need to push him down some stairs or something. It’s decided then, I’m all set to go.
I thank Griswold for the free “club” and head over to the Monastery.
Time to kick some ass.