Do you actually think they made it through Brassmoon City without leveling up? Besides, this authentic Paladin spell puts him at least level 14 or higher.
Hjerne wrote:Look guys. Kore is not all that powerful. It's just like when Minmax and Forgath wiped out the goblin tribe when they were just first level. The only times we have seen him have it easy is when he was fighting low level monsters.
The GAP were first, maybe second level when they fought him. And all of them just ran away except Chief because they made the assumption that he would destroy them. Later Big Ears almost killed him with one critical hit. Forgath a 3rd level Cleric did serious damage to him. A THIRD level CLERIC, and he did it in hand to hand not with spells. Kore just won because he was a more experienced fighter. He uses his spells exclusively for protecting and healing himself.
Nothing Kore possesses has given any indication of being a magic item. His shield and autofire crossbows have both been shown to be purely mechanical in nature. Maybe, just maybe his hand axes are magic. So lets recap that.
Big Ears, second level, 1 magic item, does serious damage to Kore.
Forgath, third level, 1 magic item, does serious damage to Kore.
Now we come to Kin.
1: Level unknown but has to be higher than any of the others. She has made multiple runs through the maze specifically for the purpose of gaining levels and magic items.
2: She has multiple magic items and a fire breathing familiar.
3: She has spells. Perhaps even protection from normal missiles which is a completely useless spell in high level adventures but would basically make Kore's crossbows worthless. Even without that there are first and second level spells and even cantrips that can make normal missiles less effective.
4: She is fully rested and has all her spells. She wouldn't have brewed a pot of tea and popped in without that preparation. Kore meanwhile may or may not be the same. It depends on what he has had to face in the dungeon and how long he has rested.
By all the rules of adventuring this should be a cakewalk for Kin. At the very least even if she is severely wounded it should be Kore who retreats to regroup and heal himself.
Face it, Thunt won't kill Kin because to do so at this point would be the most Misogynistic thing possible to do. She is a female character who went through pure hell then found belief in herself and others and deliberately trained for months to years to gain levels and knowledge and magic items. Killing her at this point would basically mean that the only reason Thunt put her in was as a plot device shoved into the story to give Minmax a reason to go into some sort of super berserk mode and beat Kore. It would mean she was never a member of the party but was just like every other female in the run of the comic. Just an object used to move the men along in their story line.
You can't use Big Ears' rope-trick to gauge anyone's level, as that magic-abusing loophole subverts the prospect of health; instead of being injured, Kore was being deprived a vital resource.
Which magic item of Forgath's are you counting, the +2 strength ring,
the indestructible beard,
or the fact that he reached level 4 mid-battle
? Because with all that going for him, he was nearly chopped into thirds and could only manage to impale Kore through the hand for his troubles.
None of us are suggesting Kin will die here for sure, but there's no way Kore won't at least give her a good scare.