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Bart
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Location Dwarftown
Monster type Humanoid
Alignment Neutral
Unique? Yes, but wishable
Sees invisible? No
Sees in the dark? No
Magic resistance None
Picks up items? Yes
1.1.1 KPL 5

Bart, the grizzled gladiator is a unique NPC found in Dwarftown. He stays in Torgall's Inn unless the PC starts hostile activity in the town (in this case Bart turns hostile himself and attacks the PC). Grizzled gladiators can be wished for.

As his description implies, Bart was a famous Arena fighter and will gladly tell about his past victories when 'c'hatted to.

If the PC has the Golden Gladius in his/her inventory, 'c'hatting with Bart will trigger a unique dialogue. The gladiator reflects upon a sad story of how his home village was destroyed by an elder chaos wyrm. Bart lost his wife, his dog and pretty much everything else on that day, including two Golden Gladii (apparently this item is not unique) he had previously won in Arena fights. He then offers to teach some skills to the PC as well as improve proficiency with weapons in exchange for the Golden Gladius in the PC's possession. Teaching includes Backstabbing, Two weapon combat and, more importantly, Tactics, a highly desired skill; weapon proficiency increase is relatively minor. Note that the skills increases/starting levels seem to be dependent on Learning attribute. Players are advised to equip Learning-boosting items and possibly drink available potions of boost learning. If a player already has tactics when completing the quest, from a wish or a potion of education, for example, the skill does not improve nor does the player receive anything else as a replacement.

Special abilities[]

None

Common stats[]

Level: 1, DV: 13, PV: 7, Hits: 114, Attacks: 3, Damage: 10-20, Speed: 100.
Level: 3, DV: 14, PV: 7, Hits: 136, Attacks: 3, Damage: 10-20, Speed: 100.

Corpse effects[]

Bart doesn't leave a corpse.

Monster memory[]

A stout looking fighter with several scars, proudly worn and probably proudly earned. He has seen his best days as the gray hairs are not all from scarring, and skin sags slightly over still-strong muscle. All of this and the gleam in his eye says he has more than one story to tell about his fighting days in the arenas.

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