the second resident of blood red marked cave 3 is periado, the tooth and claw master. mastery in tooth and claw allows you to do more damage without a weapon claw. with a weapon claw, of course, the damage is even better!
this is one of the quests alan helped me out with, because as you can see, blighted kwellens are no joke. however, since alan is an alt of elek the vice god, he has a handy little spell called stress bomb. this is not a spell that the general population has access to - it must be bestowed on worthy individuals by the gods themselves! saying that it is similar to the energy bomb spell line is like saying a bomb made of dynamite is similar to a nuke - they both blow stuff up, but the nuke does it with more impact!
and since we were in the area to get oastics and dire wolves, it was no trouble to get the required kwellens as well.
and with that, we are done in cave 3! join me next time to find out who is in cave 4!