I must say that this past weekend was a relatively busy weekend for me in DDO. As usual, the main focus was completing some quests and activities with Erdrique (Level 11 Rogue), but I did get a chance to play two other characters as well, Larrs (Level 21 Bard/Fatesinger) and Charlock (Level 14 Fighter). My weekend actually started by taking Larrs through a morning slayer run of the Ruins of Gianthold prior to heading out to work. Larrs is still diligently working on his 1,500 slayer mark out there for the Stormfist horde. After he reaches that, I might transfer his slayer efforts to one of the epic zones, probably the King’s Forest. Later that afternoon, I took Erdrique into House Deneith and picked up the Sentinels of Stormreach chain. I then headed out to the Searing Heights to tackle the first quest of that chain, the Bargain of Blood. The Sentinel Series was one of the last set of level 7 quests I needed to finish up on. After a short break, I relogged on with Erdrique and leveled up from 10 to 11 and then I upgraded my Ring of the Stalker and my Spare Hand as well as upgrading a number of my other items by pulling things out of true reincarnation cache, purschasing some upgrades from the auction house, and by crafting upgrades with the Cannith Crafting system. I did this while chatting with Hellsdemon and when I finally finished I headed off to complete the rest of the House Deneith Sentinel Series by completing the Black Loch, Storm the Beaches, and The Tide Turns on elite. All of those runs went smoothly, besides my hireling cleric getting stomped on a couple of times. I then closed out the night by running through Sorrowdusk Isle for some slayers and rares.
Larrs taking the time to preform on the run in the Gianthold.
Erdrique enjoying taking the First Mate for a Trip in Bargain of Blood.
Erdrique is eager to upgrade his gear!!
Erdrique exploring the mysteries of the Black Loch.
Erdrique doing his best to Storm the Beach!!
And Erdrique thought he was done with the zombie pirates when he went through the Black Loch.
Erdrique closing out the night with a run through Sorrowdusk Isle.
On Saturday, I logged on with Erdrique and got up with Hellbanisher and Twotoe and we completed a number of quests. The first quest we completed was Taming the Flames on elite. Again, one of those few level 7 quests I still needed to put away. After we completed Taming the Flames, Hellbanisher switched characters to Helldemons and we then hit up the last two level 7 quests I needed, Tear of Dhakaan and Gwylan’s Stand. But runs were extremely productive, even with being a couple of levels higher than the quest (level 9 compared to level 11). Once we finished up with Gwylan’s Stand, Hell decided to call it a night but Twotoe and I continued on. We first went to the Anvil Fire Inn, and entered the quest Stromvauld’s Mine. We must have gotten a nice random pull because all of the engineers and gems were relatively easy to find, making the quest easy to get through. We then decided to take the on the next level 8 quest in there, Stormcleave. By the time we finished up with that, I was ready to call it a night myself.
Battling the elementals in Taming the Flames.
Erdrique going to work in Tear of Dhakaan.
The Crypt Crawlers coming across some spiders in Gwylan’s Stand.
Erdrique and Twotoe making their way through Stromvauld’s Mine.
Erdrique making his way through the outskirts of Stormcleave Outpost.
On Sunday, I logged on with Erdrique a couple of time throughout the day to do some more runs through Sorrowdusk Isle. He is now working on his last slayer mark (1,500 slayers) and only needs one more rare encounter (the specter). That night I logged on with Charlock and was joined by Khamels and we ventured into Faithful Departed and then headed over to the Caverns of Korromar and completed those quests on elite (they were some of the last level 8 quests Charlock needed). Now Charlock is ready to continue with Threnal.
Erdrique looking at the ruins above in Sorrowdusk Isle.
Charlock slicing through some scorpions in Faithful Departed.
Charlock being stoned in Caverns of Korromar :).
All in all, a pretty nice weekend indeed. I hope everybody else had a great weekend as well. Thanks for reading and happy hunting!!