We brave TELPers have valiantly withstood the evil Mangar and his equally-evil minions--without a single one of us succumbing! (Of course, it took more than one or two reloads to accomplish this. The worst was the first attempt, when everyone but Chlala died a horrible death! Using that as a learning experience, we swiftly changed tactics.) Eventually, we made it intact.
Now we're past the first starter dungeon in Bard's Tale 2, The Destiny Knight. The going is much tougher. Maybe I'll go back and finish MM6, also with a TELP party. Onward and upward!