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grazel
03-02-2007, 08:00 AM
I am totally sutck trying to get past Lamli to get the horse. I have a skill of 42 and hers is a difficulty of 50 (as are the lowest civil diplomacy parleys so no easy way to skill up).

It is a Gossip so reason is blocked. My cards are almost entirely yellow and I can't use my purple card as it needs reason.

Here's the deck she uses:
Acid Tongue = 2 inf = 0000 cost = 0100 to me = 0000 to her = 4-5 refresh
Agreeable Lie = 1 inf = 0000 cost = 0101 to me = 0000 to her = 1-2 refresh
Subtle Word = 3 inf = 0002 cost = 0010 to me = 0000 to her = 3-5 refresh
Crafty Allusion = 3 inf = 0020 cost = 0001 to me = 0000 to her = 3-5 refresh
Moral Authority = 0 inf = 0000 cost = 0010 to me = 0020 to her = 2-5 refresh

Any suggestions? Everything I try is failing, she also needs about 2-3 less points than I do to win due to the difference in skill.

Blitzburg
03-02-2007, 03:25 PM
I am totally sutck trying to get past Lamli to get the horse. I have a skill of 42 and hers is a difficulty of 50 (as are the lowest civil diplomacy parleys so no easy way to skill up).

It is a Gossip so reason is blocked. My cards are almost entirely yellow and I can't use my purple card as it needs reason.

Here's the deck she uses:
Acid Tongue = 2 inf = 0000 cost = 0100 to me = 0000 to her = 4-5 refresh
Agreeable Lie = 1 inf = 0000 cost = 0101 to me = 0000 to her = 1-2 refresh
Subtle Word = 3 inf = 0002 cost = 0010 to me = 0000 to her = 3-5 refresh
Crafty Allusion = 3 inf = 0020 cost = 0001 to me = 0000 to her = 3-5 refresh
Moral Authority = 0 inf = 0000 cost = 0010 to me = 0020 to her = 2-5 refresh

Any suggestions? Everything I try is failing, she also needs about 2-3 less points than I do to win due to the difference in skill.

I was able to beat her, but I don't remember exactly which deck I used. It seems though that my standard deck might work:

3 inf yellow assertion
5 inf yellow assertion
2 yellow evaluation
2 yellow evaluation
3 inf blue assertion

Have you tried that? You could swap out the 5 inf yellow for a comment or blue or yellow rebut (if you have one), or swap out the 3 inf yellow for a comment, rebut, or extra yellow evaluation. The 5 inf yellow refereshes pretty fast!

grazel
03-03-2007, 01:42 PM
This strategy worked. It was very close though and I believe I'd tried it before. I must have gotten luckier with refresh timers this time around. I had to try twice on Windera as well and discovered the same issue that if you failed the parley you had to wait almost five minutes to redo the parley with her. I've only seen this behavior on the halfing horse quest for non-civil diplomacy parleys.

Matuse
03-10-2007, 03:51 AM
I just started this quest, and ran into an immediate roadblock. I got 40 skill and level 10 adventuring on an alt (I've already done the horse quest on my main, but that was vulmane, this is halfling), talked to Hubert in the tavern, and he sent me to Thannis Heartsworn, who was a little distance away. The quest name is "Acquire The Horse Quest" (yes, it included "Quest" in the title of the quest) When I talked to Thannis, he said "oh, you're here about my missive!"...and that's it. Quest over. No parlay, no items, no directions, no map points, nothing.

What am I missing here?

--Edit: All of a sudden, Thannis has the red-shield quest icon above his head, indicating I'm too low for something. I've got enough skill and levels...*grumble*

Matuse
03-10-2007, 06:50 PM
Well, found the problem. Turns out because I had earlier flubbed a civic diplomacy and dropped my New Targonor Prestige faction below 200, that this disqualified me for the quest. Once I beat up a few people and got it back up, the gold shield appeared.

Lumberg
03-10-2007, 08:22 PM
That is good to know.