Well you have me curious now. I have been searching for areas to solo effectively. My last time playing was just after the release of Samurai Empire. As I have once more taken up the fight I am unfamiliar with much of the new content. Any advice on the Cavern of the Discarded or any other locations for a solo mage? Template is basic without much enhancement…virtues…70 R suits etc. Magery 95 Resist 100 Eval Int 100 Inscription 97.5 (?) Alchemy 100 Meditation 100 Fishing 100 100 LMC med suit. Broke down and bought a Scrappers for 250K (ACK!!) on Pacific. Name is Webster on Pacific if you wish to search him somewhere or the other on-line. So! Strategy, tactics, survivability. Any other factors you can imagine that will enable me to explore new content such as the Cavern of the Discarded I have recently looked up. I await your replies. BTW: Istari on Atlantic has much the same template but with Focus instead of Fishing. Magery is 98, I think and Alchemy is 97.4 or so. Still needs Scrappers.