Managed to gain another level today, and a few nice bits of gear too. I took on one of the nasty Reptilian-Xindi-lookalikes (a Shadow) in the subway, who was two levels above me, and won. Loads of XP and a piece of chest armour that knocked my Melee AC up from about 10 to about 55. Which was nice. Killed a Vagrent, which gave me a weapon to go with my Kinetic Axe: a Vintage Red Wine Bottle. PH33R ME!