I finally found some time to play this and have really been enjoying it, but I’ve hit what to my eye is an odd difficulty spike.
I’ve got a chanter main, picked up the wizard, fighter, priest, and other chanter NPC’s, and created a barbarian NPC to fill out the front rank. Things have been pretty smooth up until this point - I completed all the side quests around Gilded Vale and cleared out the keep (well, the upper levels), so I decided it was time to go deal with Raedric.
I snuck in the basement, cleared out the lower level with no problem (including the animancer), then infiltrated the top floors and got to the throne room, but the throne room fight is flatly impossible at my level as best I can tell. We’re basically level 4, and there are multiple archmages, several fighters who seem to be markedly stronger than my melee line, and assorted others. Am I just drastically underlevel for this fight? Is there some way I’m supposed to be able to pull this apart tactically? I’ve tried several approaches and gotten nowhere - it’s very frustrating. If I’m just not supposed to be here yet that would at least explain it, but considering how easy the approach was this just seems like a bizarre difficulty spike to me. Advice welcome.