Quest During the First Weekend of the Year, January 2 to January 4

Continuing my theme of taking advantage of the experience bonus, I did the majority of my questing with Erdrique (Level 14 Monk) over the first weekend of the year.  I was able to move him from level 13 to 14 over the weekend.  On Friday, I took Erdrique out into the Red Fens and worked on his slayer mark.  After a run through the Red Fens, I then took Erdrique back into the challenge, Lava Caves: Circles of Power.  I then ran into some computer issues where my whole machine was just running extremely slowly causing a huge amount of lag in DDO.  While I was struggling with my computer, Khamels logged in and waited patiently for me to resolve my issues.  I rebooted my computer and logged back in where I grouped up with Khamels and we tackled all four quests out in the Red Fens on elite: The Last Stand, Fathom the Depths, The Claw of Vulkoor, and Into the Deep.  Once we completed those on elite, we called it a night.

Taking down Vyx Ka in the Red Fens photo TakingdownVyxKaintheRedFens_zpsf204a57b.jpg
Prepping to take down Vyx ka in the Raveneye village.

Erd havning fun in the Lava Caves photo ErdhavingfunintheLavaCaves_zps3a7ebae2.jpg
Erdrique working through the Lava Caves: Circles of Power.

Taking on the mud man photo Takingonthemudman_zpsd7086774.jpg
Erdrique and Khamels working to protect the elder.

Erd and Khamels dealing with champions in Fathom the Depths photo ErdandKhamelsdealingwithchampionsinFathomtheDepths_zps991e41dc.jpg
Erdrique and Khamels working their way through the Ziggurat.

Erd and Khamels dealing with the scorpions in the Claw of Vulkoor photo ErdandKhamelsdealingwithscorpionsinClawofVulkoor_zps7d49d655.jpg
Erdrique and Khamels making their way through the Claw of Vulkoor.

Exploring the Deeps photo ExploringtheDeeps_zpse0dc3249.jpg
Exploring the Deeps with Erdrique and Khamels.

For Saturday, I took Erdrique back out into the Red Fens to continue to work his 5,000 slayer mark.  I then took him out into the challenge Dr. Rushmore’s Mansion: Behind the Door.  I then ran out into House Jorasco and completed the quest the Keeper’s Sanctuary on elite.  I then logged out for the afternoon but logged back on later that night and decided to start the Restless Isles quests.  First off, I completed Hiding in Plain Sight on elite by taking down Hazadill and his cronies.  I then headed out to the Restless Isles and spent some time collecting some slayers, explores, and one rare as I made my way to quest give for the Slavers of the Shrieking Mines.  I then headed down into the Slavers of the Shrieking Mines and had little problems in the quest, except for one ogre champion who was resistant to almost all of my attacks.  I also was worried when I lost a few wildmen from my slay living guard effect.  But in the end I was able to knock out the quest on elite with only a single death and top that off I looked my first Ring of the Ancestors.  After my run through the Shrieking Mines, I called it a night.

Hunting in the Red Fens photo HungingintheRedFens_zps7b9713ad.jpg
Erdrique doing some hunting back out in the Red Fens.

Looking for a boss in Dr Rushmore's Mansion photo LookingforabossinDrRushmoresMansion_zpsbf11d277.jpg
Erdrique looking for a boss in Dr. Rushmore’s Mansion.

Hunting Blackbones in the Keeper's Sanctuary photo HuntingblackbonesinKeepersSanctuary_zpsd8da4506.jpg
Time to deal with some blackbone skeletons in the Keeper’s Sanctuary.

Slaying spiders in Hiding in Plain Sight photo SlayingSpidersinHidinginPlainSight_zpsda63573c.jpg
Erdrique dealing with the spider infestation in Hiding in Plain Sight.

Erd unlocking a gate in the Restless Isles photo ErdunlockingagateintheRestlessIsles_zpsb8781676.jpg
Erdrique working in the Restless Isles.

Fighting ogres in the Slavers of the Shrieking Mines photo FightingogresinSlayersoftheShriekingMines_zpscbf9b677.jpg
Erdrique fighting the many ogres in Slavers of the Shrieking Mines.

I brought Erdrique on once again early Sunday I took into the Red Fens once again.  I then took him out into the Lava Caves: Circles of Power.  I was taking advantage of my wife working during the day and enjoying my last day of vacation.  After completing Circles of Power, I head out to do some grocery shopping and didn’t log back in until later that night.  However, I logged back in with Stoorage (Level 11 Fighter) who was on my premium account and kicked off my return to my normal questing routine.  I took Stoorage out into Three Barrel Cove and completed the Legend of Two-Toed Tobias on hard.  Unfortunately that was the only quest I was able to run that night as I was also working on my blogs at the same time.

Erdrique battling in the Red Fens photo ErdriqueBattlingintheRedFens_zps1310d411.jpg
Erdrique battling in the Red Fens.

Erd dealing with the scorpions in Circles of Power photo ErddealingwiththescorpionsinCirclesofPower_zps7c24fab0.jpg
Erdrique dealing with the many scorpions in the Lava Caves: Circles of Power.

Stoorage taking on a rat in Two Toed Tobias photo StooragetakingonaratinTwoToedTobias_zps96507569.jpg
Stoorage dealing with the vermin in Two Toed Tobias.

So, the experience boost is over and I have done a large amount of questing with Erdrique over the last two weeks with the holiday vacation.  I moved him from level 11 to 14 and he is well on his way to 15.  Things should get back to normal this week but the past weekend and week prior were productive for me.  I hope the same as true for all of you!!  Thanks for reading everybody and happy questing!!

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