Eventually we were plagued by some fae creatures, only they weren't the cute and whimsical sprite kind, but the horrible and murderous sort. In the process of fighting them off, I acquired Excalibur. I also gave them silver to try and bribe them off, but they took it and then attacked again. I had made a mistake- once giving them the gift of silver they were no longer vulnerable to it! Excalibur, however, did the trick.
Excalibur in hand I set off again, but had to overcome a series of challenges before I could leave the city - the challenges overseen by Rob T. The final stage was a warehouse full of various stuff and the question, "With what would you best survive the zombies? Bring one thing back." The assortment there was everything from cooking implements to Star Wars figures and other toys to a handful of weapons. Annoyed that I was taking so long, Rob tried to hurry me up. "Ok, well I think the one thing I'd want to have to survive the Zombie Appocalypse is probably the Batman." I held up a Batman action figure. "Batman always wins."
Rob laughed and said that was an acceptable answer, but not really right. He informed me that I didn't really have to worry about it, I'd done so well at everything else that even if I just picked something because I wanted it, I'd only take 1/4 damage from this challenge, and still survive. I went looking for a sturdy shield or main gauche to match Excalibur.
Still ...probably should have gone with the Bat.