So... this dragon has decided to play with a naka for a little bit, and I thought I'd go monk with some supporting classes. I've read HratLi's and Tramsan's posts (using search) but as I've played dragons so far, I'm not real sure about what skills I should be looking for from other classes.

So far, I've gotten Warrior 6 (I know I want at least 2 for parry) and Cleric 8 (which I'm going to take to 20 before doing monk to 20), but what else should I be looking at to make leveling monk easier?

When should I be looking at leveling a strength raising craft?