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Episode 169
Knowledge shall light way! Is it too late to go back to the darkness of ignorance?
Knowledge shall light way!
Is it too late to go back to the darkness of ignorance?
Inside the Mysterious Cave
Date Published Thursday, July 4th, 2002
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The Light Warriors are confounded by darkness.


Cast Appearing[]


The Light Warriors are walking in a dark cave.
Fighter Man, it is stupid dark in here.
Black Mage Hold it. I refuse to be part of a society that encourages rampant abuse of its own language.
Fighter Fair enough. Ahem: Man, it is hella dark in here.
Black Mage Now was that so hard?
Fighter (Fighter hits something with a THUNK! ) Ouch!
Red Mage Hey, what's the hold up?

Are you fighting up there? Are you hogging my experience?

Stay away from my experience points! Daddy needs his medicine!
Fighter (kneeling) Er, you can have this experience if you really want it. I stubbed my toe on somethin'.
Red Mage Oh, aheh. Yeah, stubbed your toe...

On account of all the darkness about.

Sorry 'bout freakin' out.
Fighter It feels kinda ancient...
Red Mage Perhaps it is a very small yet hardy Cthonian entity?
Thief Or treasure! I can smell the riches from here.
Black Mage Or I could cast a level 9 light spell so we can see.
Fighter And it's smooth.
Red Mage A level 9 light spell? I've not heard of such a thing.
Black Mage Yeah, it's called "Hadoken." It would expose this cave to daylight by way of a massive explosion.
Fighter I think it's got holes...
Red Mage I'll cast a normal light spell, if you don't mind.
Black Mage Wait, you really have a spell that's not directly related to insane min/max-ing?
Red Mage Heck no. I've got a glass-blower skill of 4 with a specialization in lenses.
Black Mage Ah yes, I figured you blew something. Heh, heh, man I'm good.
Red Mage Give me a furnace and three hours and I'll give you a laser beam powerful enough to carve your face in the moon with only a 0.3% margin of error.
Fighter Well someone turn a light on so we can see what it is!
Red Mage creates a Flash of Light complete with graphic.
A skull can be seen along with fighter in the resultant circle of light.
Fighter Turn it... turn it off again.
The circle of light disappears.
Thief As team leader, I say that we should run away.

For the record, screaming in terror will not be looked down upon.