Had another long bash today, notching me up to just over 100 hours play! I don’t think I’ve ever had a game rack up that many (recorded) hours before. Excellent.
So I went and found Mannimarco, and killed him and all his followers. I got some great stuff on the way, including some boots that give me a 50% protection from fire, frost and shock (which, combined with my Weatherward Circlet gives me 60% for each). Added to my 85% shield, and my 65%-ish protection to magic, I’m almost indestructable. Mannimarco also gave me (well, I took it from his corpse) his Staff of Worms. It’s great, as it reanimates corpses. Ace!
I then returned to the Arcane University, and took up my post as Arch-Mage. Hurrah!