This past weekend was dominated with low level runs once again, as I primarily focused on taking Erdrique (Level 3 Rogue) through the Harbor. However, prior to those runs, I took Stoorage (Level 11 Fighter) out into the dense jungles of Sorrowdusk Isle. While tromping through the woods, Stoorage continued to wrack up slayers as his way to that elusive 1,500 cap. Later that afternoon, I took Hamllin (Level 15 Fighter) out into the same area. Like Stoorage, Hamllin also continued to wrack up on the slayer count. Later that night, I logged on Erdrique and took him out into the Harbor so that he could start to make a new name for himself in Stormreach. I went through the last of the solo quests, An Explosive Situation and Home Sweet Sewer, and then I made my presence known to Baudry Cartamon and I made my way through his small story arc (Protect Baudry’s Interest, Stop Hazadill’s Shipment, and Retrieve the Stolen Goods). I then made my way through Walk the Butcher’s Path and The Sunken Sewer. By the time I had completed those quests, Hellbanisher had logged in and the we set off to take on Stealthy Repossession and The Smuggler’s Warehouse. I then had enough experience to move up to Level 3 and then I went out to the Cannith Challenge Vendors to get the low level Spare Hands and Ring of the Stalker to realize I was short one Crude Talisman (I wrote about that here.) So to get my last Crude Talisman, I switched characters to Hamllin and he ran Kobold Island: Kobold Chaos. I then stashed my talismans in the shared deposit box and logged out. I logged back on with Erdrique and picked up both items. By this time, Hellbanisher had logged out, but I still wanted to more quest. So I ran, Recovering the Lost Tome and then called it a night.
On Saturday, I started out my questing a little earlier than normal. I logged on with Suppply (Level 9 Paladin) who I was supposed to run with on Thursday but instead of logging in I took a nap . I took him the last quest in the Sharn Syndicate chain on elite, Come Out and Slay. Later that night, I brought Erdrique back on and I was joined with Hellbanisher and we ran through Missing In Action, Kobold’s New Ringleader, Information is Key, Haverdasher, Garrison’s Missing Pack, Durk’s Got a Secret, Cerulean Hills, and Where there’s smoke. After those runs, Hell logged out but I continued on and ran through Bringing the Light and finished up the slayers in Cerulean Hills. I then also attempted the Swiped Signet but one of the infamous apprentices hit me with a sleet storm and I was killed sitting down . I called it a night after that.
Erd watching Hell freeze some scorpions in Haverdasher.
Moving for a change of pace, I logged on with Kolll (Level 22 Ranger/Shiradi Chamption) and I attempted to run VON 1 the Tharaskh Arena on epic hard once again. The last time I attempted to do this feat, I was slaughtered at the end fight. During this go round, like before, I breezed through the majority of quest and made it to the end fight with ease. However, once I took my hirelings out into the area, things got a little interesting. I actually survived all way up until the third wave when my favored soul ran out of mana. I attempted to re-enter the quest but I was originally grouped with Hellbanisher at the time (who is only level 4) and when he logged out to change characters I had tried to get back into the quest. The mechanic in place wouldn’t let me re-enter because Hell was still in my part. As he wasn’t loaded back in yet, I simply kicked out of the group which then reset the instance . I didn’t have enough time to restart it again. So, VON 1 still remains on Kolll’s take down list!!
Overall, it was light and refreshing weekend. I hope everybody else had a great weekend as well and I hope the week continues. Thanks for reading everybody and happy hunting!!