Category Archives: Ray Harryhausen

Courtesan – Realms of Quest V

One of the new classes for player characters in Realms of Quest V is the Courtesan.  Courtesans are able to seduce humanoid type monsters for the purpose of recruiting them into your party as an ally that will fight with you against the monsters that you battle. Besides being able to fight monsters in your characters stead, ally’s are also useful in that if a monster attacks your courtesan character, the ally will be the one to take the HP damage and will fight with/for your Courtesan until death. The courtesan will not take any damage from enemy monsters until the the courtesan’s ally has exhausted all HP’s and has been defeated. Courtesans should have high Charisma in order to be effective at seducing.

Here is a listing of all humanoid type monsters that a courtesan might be able to seduce so be on the lookout for any of the following types of monsters…

In the battle above there is a humanoid monster group (4 Troglodytes), so we will attempt to have our courtesan (Alisha) seduce one of the Trogs. The Troglodytes have 3 Swing attacks, and 1 Stun attack per the charts above.

Our courtesan attempts to seduce

Now we select the monster group that Alisha will attempt seduction

Success!!

Woohoo! Alisha has successfully seduced a Troglodyte and it will now fight for our party as an ally of Alisha!

Inspecting Ally in the courtesan’s player character screen

The Troglodyte now appears as an Ally on Alisha’s player characters statistics screen. The Troglodyte has 3 regular melee attacks of Swing and 1 special attack of Stun which if successful will eliminate 1 enemy monster upon each successful Stun attack. Now that the Trog is an ally, during Alisha’s next round she can have the ally attack on her behalf. First the courtesan chooses which monster group the ally will attack. We will choose to have the Trog attack the Ropers. If the ally kills an enemy monster, the kill is recorded as being the courtesan’s kill for advancing/leveling up purposes.

The Troglodyte successfully stuns a Roper.

The stun attack removes 1 Roper from battle. When monsters are taken out, they are not killed, just removed from battle but at least it is 1 less monster to have to deal with. For leveling up purposes it is better to have monsters killed that way there is a chance that the player character might level up.

Here our ally Troglodyte uses a swing attack at an enemy monster.  From looking at the charts above, it would be very useful if a courtesan player character seduced one of the more tougher humanoid monsters such as a Titan, or Storm Giant or Fire Giant as they have Death / Fire attacks which would come in mighty handy in battle.

Above is the Troglodyte from “Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger”. A great fantasy adventure movie with animation by the late and great Ray Harryhausen.

 

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Ray Harryhausen – stop motion visual effects master [adventure movie classics]

Ray Harryhausen is perhaps my most favorite special visual effects creator. He has created some of the greatest stop motion animations, and monster works of all time. A true artist of great makings and his incredible work will most definitely live on for years to come.

Santa was kind this year. I found some great Ray Harryhausen flicks in my stocking.

Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger for DVD,  features Minoton, Troglodyte, saber toothed tiger, ghouls, and a great adventure story. A true classic. A definite must have for inclusion to a movie collection of any fantasy adventure fanatic. I absolutely love this film. Hopefully someday it can be re-released on bluray as it has long since sold out and is no longer available online at reasonable prices. You can still pick it up on DVD at a decent price. The full movie used to be on youtube for free but no longer. The video below is a clip of the film where the tiger fights the troglodyte and is one of my favorite Ray Harryhausen animation scenes.

Other fantastic films found in my stocking that deserve a good watching…

The 7th Voyage of Sinbad for Bluray

and The Golden Voyage of Sinbad for DVD.

Edit – (after watching the 7th Voyage of Sinbad + The Golden Voyage of Sinbad + Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger + Jason and the Argonaut’s + Clash of the Titans [original 1981 Ray Harryhausen version], I feel that the film that has the best plot and the most re-watch-ability is “The Golden Voyage of Sinbad”. It’s plot and characters are the most developed and interesting. I find myself routing for both the good guys and the bad guys equally, plus it has excellent animation, and the best acting of all the films mentioned above, but all of the mentioned films are spectacular and deserved to be watched. The level of creativity in the animation techniques, plus all of the adventure, and awesomeness of these films is something that you just won’t find in films being produced nowadays. These old films are fantastically mindblowing, really. Watch them!