Sigh. I was doing so well and then I became cocky as I sometimes do. My main mistake was running through Traps which I hadn’t the wit to look for, because I hadn’t encountered many or any, I think. Then there is a stretch of sewer with spike traps and arrow traps that I’m running through la la la. I used up my supply of potions pretty much (I have one puny puny heal.) Then I get to a freakish giant rat named Fleabottom whose health bar crossed the entire screen, oops. That didn’t last long.
I respawned at a campfire inside the sewers, and pondered if I should go back out of the sewer and buy health potions or go forward and try him again. I left my Cleric there for the night and today she is back at the sewer entrance and apparently has to begin again. No problem actually. This time I’ll go a bit more carefully and try to avoid the traps. I bought as many healing potions as I could afford and some Kits each of the skills I don’t have so I can, I hope grab that nice loot.
Look at the area map for the district. Doesn’t it look so much like the original Neverwinter Nights?
Edit: Needer, Call Him Fleabag! I went back through. Avoided all traps. Used the healing skill between fights. Much better. The Rat lies dead in the sewer.