Originally Posted by The_Weirdo
And this is the way Elan actually beats Tarquin: In a nameless fight, smack-dab in the middle of nowhere. Tarquin dies and doesn't get to be a king. Tarquin dies without anyone the wiser and doesn't get to be a legend.
Conversely, this is an excellent reason for Tarquin to either surrender or (more likely) pull a one-shot magical retreat device out of his utility belt once he gauges the situation to be unwinnable. Couldn't Malack have made some sort of Word of Recall device for him? (Sorry, been too many years since I've been able to play)