If this game is the NES game I just saw on YouTube then holy shit, Action RPG roots if there were any... You go Daria. You play that Faria. It looks awesome!
Heh, I don't know what video you saw but thanks. :PShort update:
defeated another Tower, don't know why it was just "there". Totally botched my map so I said screw it and checked the official map; I was standing like 5 rooms away from the boss so I murdered his face with my arrows.
Boss was actually a bit of a dick: he would flip in and out of invincibilty and was vunerable only to arrows. And if he hit you he cast confusion. So I was just flipping around, triggering random abilities all over the place. Killed him completely by accident. But he dropped some sweet sky shoes, whatever they're for.
That healing ring turned out to totally amazing, as I mentioned before it heals you over time, so if you're too damaged you can hang out in an empty room until you're back to max health. Considering I was pausing every room to draw my map my health rarely dropped below 100 (my current max is 175). Your visable health bar maxes out at 100, which is stupid. So you have to go into the status menuto view your health totals at any given time.