Thought I’d give a little peek behind the curtain, as it were, regarding page 173, wherein B’lue nibbles Queen Hx’llinzh’yxan to death. There are some Dragon Age: Origins spoilers, but what the heck that game is almost five years old now.
You see, this battle went much the way things went when I fought Flemeth in DA: O many moons ago. I was woefully unprepared for that fight- first, I wasn’t expecting a fight at all. Second, I certainly wasn’t expecting Flemeth to transform from witchy old swamp hag into an effing fire-breathing dragon, but she did…and man, did she kick my butt.
As I panicked in the WTFery of it all, she dropped nearly my entire party in quick succession. I simply couldn’t cast healing spells or chug potions fast enough. Everyone got a face full of fire and collapsed in a useless heap…except for Peanut, my faithful Mabari hound. Taking control of the big, burly dog, I ran around behind Flemeth. She kicked Peanut in the face every once in a while, but her burning breath was no longer a problem. Peanut proceeded to chomp…chomp…chomp his way to victory. It took forever. It was an ignominious defeat for the mighty Witch of the Wilds, and, truth be told, a rather embarrassing victory for my party. But, in both the swamps of Ferelden and those of Hyberia, a victory is a victory, yes?
And so the forces of evil shall fear our noms!