I still can't get past Lukan and his thugs. *sighs* I think I'm going to have to start over. If I make my next character with a high persuasion, perhaps I can talk my way past them and then come back to kick their collective asses after I've gotten a few more levels under my belt.
As it stands, I'm out of options in Shrouded Hills. I've done all the quests that I can (having locked myself out of a couple of quests by choosing to go the "good" route.) I can't talk my way past Lukan since I've already agreed to help the constable. And, I only have 57 gold on me, so there's no way I can pay the 1000 gold toll Lukan is asking.
The truly frustrating thing is that the enemy AI completely ignores Virgil, so I quickly end up with three enemies on me...and I just can't take that kind of a beating. Once I go down, Virgil is quick to follow. I've tried kiting and shooting them, which only results in me running out of bullets and then getting killed. I've tried putting the heaviest armor and best weapons on me, and that doesn't help. I only have three health potions and that keeps me up for all of one round.
Oh, well. Time to try again!
Role-playing/Third-Person 2D Action RPG