Even though I destroyed the shell of Tyranthraxus, his spirit burst through his dragon form ready to possess one of my party.
Before he could attach to someone though, Bane pulled him back into the pool for failing him, sealing his defeat.
On that path was an old man that pleaded I help him rid the graveyard of undead.
He led me to the vampire, and then turned on me immediately.
Pushing back through triggered a fight with six ettins. I tried to press on, but the contingent of eighth level fighters guarding the pool took me out easily without my second source of hold person. This version of the game has a very wishy-washy way of implementing attacks per round.
Even with haste I barely reached 3/2, and ranged attacks remained the same.The battle with fighters was much easier with two characters capable of Hold Person. He was completely immune to all magic I could cast (Lightning Bolt, Magic Missile, etc.); strangely, Genheeris was able to land a couple magic missiles.In the end, I had to beat him down with my weapons.From the hobbled thieves to the joke that is haste, this is one large disappointment. As far as I know, there aren't any US released games that used the character sheet passwords. Many rules are poorly implemented, or completely absent, making this a very poor port.Curse of the Azure Bonds was released on the Famicom, but there never reached the states. : 31h43m) Combatant - There's little challenge to the combat aside from avoiding cheap tricks like instant kill poison and level draining. Admirer - Combat icons aren't selected, unlike the PC version.