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Old January 6, 2021, 21:08   #11
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Sauron started out as a Maia of Aule, so presumably the ones you meet could be corrupted or at least ambivalent.
I agree with this, and it's even mentioned in some or all of the descriptions. Saruman is also a Maia. The Balrogs are (probably retconned) Maiar.

9 monsters with "maia" in the name all have maximum sleepiness. I think of that as "You have to piss them off for them to want to fight you."

If this calculator is right, with 0 stealth and staying 10 spaces away it would take 178 turns on average to wake a Maia.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...#gid=754240043
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Old January 6, 2021, 23:05   #12
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I don't doubt you David, the code is the code. But anecdotally they feel like ruthless Terminator killing machines who are wired on coffee
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Old January 7, 2021, 00:38   #13
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I don't doubt you David, the code is the code. But anecdotally they feel like ruthless Terminator killing machines who are wired on coffee
Especially their pits. Maybe you interrupted a coffee party?
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Old January 27, 2021, 11:18   #14
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Ok so I've just had a Maia of Aule transform into Quaker Master of the Earth after I'd already slain him.

Earlier in the game a Maia transformed into Huan, when Huan already existed on that level locked in a cell on a mega vault.

I'm not sure about either of these warps in the space time continuum.
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Old January 27, 2021, 22:31   #15
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I'm not sure about either of these warps in the space time continuum.
Yeah, the posthumous Quaker transformation just happened to me, too.

But since the polymorph spell description doesn't appear to require a check if the target form's original is still alive, it didn't bother me.

(What I dwelled on was that, again, the transformed A was easier to kill than the original A. Happens a lot.)

(But not always...)
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