Quote Originally Posted by Aquillion View Post
Remember, Z's build was optimized for beating V. Granted he can change his spell selection, so that's not a huge advantage, but Z also didn't know that V would be out of commission today,
He didn't? Remember, he thought he'd sent Vaarsuvius to the Demiplane of Extremely Painful Torture.
Quote Originally Posted by SinsI View Post
He had ~9 levels to change that setup.
And absolutely no reason to do so. Nale is obsessed with being Elan's evil twin. He is not obsessed with following some optimization template.
Quote Originally Posted by echelon_house View Post
Has it ever been stated anywhere that Kilkil even *has* any levels?
Everyone has either levels or racial hit dice, and kobolds don't have racial hit dice. Whatever form of kobold has wings might, but while I look askance at people who suggest that Tarquin's secretary is too important a job not to be a high-level adventurer, I also look askance as the suggestion that Tarquin would choose someone completely unskilled for it. Most likely Kilkil is a decently leveled Expert.