And interesting one, and an interesting factiod.
Ding! Max Halfling Assassin in Vicious Steel - prepped TT and Fabulous Treasure, took 2 hits of learing, dodge, a lvl of poison, and swapped into Taurog for the shield to tackle the Indomitable. Then I managed to woopaz + subdungeon sanguine + Pre-Charged Fire Heart + a million healing potions spike kill blah blah. No bear mace or knockback whatsoever!
Point of interest 1 - apparently you can potionspike blah blah with a halfling.
Much more important - Taurog's gear gives 60 CP each, and if you convert any of the pieces you "only" get a -10% Attack bonus reduction from Taurog. This is really good to know, and if it gave you back a mana point could make Taurog very much more interesting.
PARCHED DWARVEN PALADIN in Dragon Isles:
Did it without fireball and thoroughly cursed up. I even conerted the dragonshield I started out with. It was a classic GG Dwarf healthmonster, even found a fire heart. The curius thing was that I actually killed all the dragonguards.
HOARDER GOBLIN THIEF - Loss - in Dragon Isles:
Fell a few hits short of killing the matron. I caved in and converted a bunch of stuff including taurog gear and won. I'm having fun with taurog gear