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Old 08-14-2001, 10:13 AM   #1
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I have just managed to kill the Silver Dragon with one hit from my evil monk, using a quivering palm attack. Does anyone know if this was just a one off or are monks really that hard?
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Old 08-14-2001, 10:24 AM   #2
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Nope its not a fluke. Monks really are that tough. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesnt. Ive killed a couple dragons with the Q.P. Arent monks fun??? hehehehehehehe

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Old 08-14-2001, 10:24 AM   #3
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No monks really are that hard but you were a bit lucky.

It's like the mage who finger of deaths the shadow dragon to death in the first round-doable but not very likely.

But hey you killed the dragon, none of your characters got hurt and you've got some decent gear and a shed load of xp out of the big bugger so why worry.

just don't expect it to work everytime you fight a dragon.
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Old 08-14-2001, 10:49 AM   #4
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Thanks for the info. I think this is going to be a tactic I use a lot in the future, pity there are no more Dragons to kill.
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Old 08-14-2001, 11:26 AM   #5
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Jusst wait til you et ToB, tethyr has a shitload of them

Though, I would like to object on the title of this thread "Dragon vs Shaoilin."
You can't really call the monk a "shaolin", since shaolin are just a religon, or perhaps a way of living. Though, in china, there are temples with shaolin-monks, who has learnt martial arts, as Wing Chun and Wushu (I think) to protect their temples from looters, that were common during the 1000-century or so.

Also, to give you a little lesson in such things, there are no martial art called "kung fu".
There is a chinese term "gong fu", wich means "fullfillnes" or so. A masterfisher, or a good gituarrist have gong fu in their arts.
Then, china started to produce their martial art-movies, whose fighters had "gong fu" in their techniqes.
Then, when some chinese talked about gong fu with english-speaking person, it sounded very much like they said "kung fu-movie"... and THATS how people began to think there was a martial art called kung fu!

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Old 08-14-2001, 11:36 AM   #6
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Addition to the shaolin-thing: There are other temples not following the shaolin way of life, such as dao-temples. The daos has also got powerfull martial artists.

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Old 08-14-2001, 11:38 AM   #7
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Shaolin isn't the only one in China. Back in the medieval times, there were very many indeed. Each Major Mountain had its own sect in harmony with each other. Some where closer to the Kensais (sword art) and some were Monks
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Old 08-15-2001, 02:43 AM   #8
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Finally someone who understands Chinese Martial Arts. I cant stand it when people say that Jet Li or Jacky Chan "does Kung Fu"

And I believe that the Shaolin didnt teach only martial arts. For them it was a form of self-defence, they were monks first, warriors second, or not at all. And unlike the way BG2 potrays them, most were proficient in not only unarmed combat, but in impressive displays of weaponskills in a large number of blades and polearms, each variant needing years of study and practice to master.

Plus, the whole idea of a quivering palm on a dragon's ass felling the beast is just ridiculous

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Old 08-15-2001, 06:20 AM   #9
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Actually I always thought Jet Li and Jackie Chan would be knackered in a fight from jumping around and shouting so much, without actually hitting anybody...
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Old 08-15-2001, 09:50 AM   #10
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Jacky Chan was the youngest person to ever win the national championchips in Japan. I saw a clip of the championchip match. All 3.2 seconds of it. No bull. It was that short. He hit that poor guy about 14 times and finished him off with a rightfooted spin kick. BAM!!!! OVER. The poor guy was out cold.

Hes awesome.

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