This past weekend brought about some fun and fond memories for me!! Especially concerning a couple of the quests in Ruins of Gianthold. My weekend started out with a morning slayer run on Friday prior to work with Suppply (Level 9 Paladin) who is working on finalizing up Three Barrel Cove. Suppply is nearly done out there. I think he needs one more rare encounter and two more explorer points. After he finishes that up he will be heading out into Sorrowdusk Isle. In the afternoon, I logged on with Hamllin (Level 16 Fighter) and I took him out into the Sands of Menechtarun for some afternoon slayer runs. Later on Friday night, I logged on with Erdrique (Level 18 Rogue) and I took him back out into the Red Fens for some slayers to start out the night. Erdrique is steadily closing in on that 7,500 slayer mark. After I made my circuit in the Red Fens, I then took him out into the Ruins of Gianthold. While out there I head off and completed A Cabal for One, destroying the hobgoblin tribes. Once I completed that run, I decided to do a challenge and headed out to House Cannith and ran the Extraplanar Palace: Labor Shortage. I’m working on gathering some ingredients for a Cloak of Flames for my druid, Cannock (Level 7). After I completed a run through Labor Shortage, a then went back to the Ruins of Gianthold and completed Madstone Crater. When I headed out to Madstone Crater I had put up a group in the LFG panel and had one PUG member join me when I was finished with the second seer. It was good to see at least one pug join me :). After a quick break, I then ran another iteration of Labor Shortage and then I called it a night.
Suppply finally finding Brine in Three Barrel Cove.
Hamllin hunting in the Desert.
Erdrique making a circuit through the Red Fens.
Erdrique taking note of the lava flow in the Gianthold on his way to A Cabal for One.
Erdrique taking on the hobgoblins in the Hobgoblin lair.
Erdrique running into a spectral dragon in the Extraplanar Palace: Labor Shortage.
Erdrique running into Tarmor on his way to Madstone Crater.
Erdrique watching his mindflayer get a meal from the ogre.
Erdrique looks small compared to the marilith in the Extraplanar Palace: Labor Shortage.
Saturday was even more productive than Friday. During Saturday afternoon, I took some time between my chores and my yard work to take Erdrique through some Cannith Challenges to keep gathering ingredients for Cannock’s Cloak of Flames. I wound up running the Lave Caves: Time is Money four different times. Saturday night, I got up with Hellbanisher and Okhamel and we had some fun times in the Ruins of Gianthold. The first quest we hit up was Prison of the Planes. Prison of the Planes was the last quest I needed to completed to get into Gianthold Tor. However, once we completed the Prison of the Planes, we decided to give a The Crucible a try. It had been quite awhile since I last ran the Crucible and figured it would be fun to give it a go. We headed off and we made short work of it!! I was expecting us to get bogged down in the maze and in the swim but we made it through both areas easily. I did the swim with Erdrique and it was perhaps the smoothest swim I have done as of yet. Then again, I’m not a Crucible expert. After we completed the Crucible, we then decided to run Gianthold Tor. We made our way through it without any problems. Once we completed the quest, we then decided to give the three dragons a shot. We were on elite so we were expecting on having some issues. However, we expected wrong. We took on the black dragon and his fire giant guardian first, then we took on the blue dragon and his cloud giant partner, and finished with the white dragon and his stone giant companion. None of them gave us much of an issue. I was quite surprised by that and have to admit it was quite fun taking them on again. After we completed the Tor, I cashed in my saga reward for a huge boost in guild renown and Hellbanisher called it a night. After Hellbanisher logged out, Okhamel and I then headed out into the Orchard of the Macabre. While out there we ran through the Fleshmaker’s Laboratory on elite, including the optional objective. After that, we both called it a night.
Erdrique taking on the drow sorceress in the Lava Caves.
Erdrique taking down another scorpion in the Lava Caves.
Erdrique encountering scorpions in the Lave Caves.
Erdrique taking on the lions in the Lava Caves: Time is Money.
Coming across some jariliths on the way to the Prison of the Planes.
Erdrique fighting in the Plane of Fernia in the Prison of the Planes.
Erdrique in the midst of the battle in Gianthold Tor.
Erdrique and Okhamel fighting the carcass eaters in the Orchard.
Erd and Okhamel making their way through the Fleshmaker’s Laboratory.
Sunday, similar to Saturday, I took some time between my chores and yard work to get a few challenge runs in. I actually got up with Khamelbush and we ran Lave Caves: Time is Money twice and the Extraplanar Palace: Labor Shortage twice during the afternoon. That night, I gave Erdrique a break and logged on with Cantlin (Level 12 Sorcerer) and I got up with Twotoe, Purplepower, and Clairique and we ran through all of the Sentinels of Stormreach quest on elite. We breezed through Bargain of Blood and the Black Loch. We then headed off to Storm the Beaches and we had a PUG join our group. We did run into some problems here but not many. We then moved onto the quest The Tide Turns and finished the storyline. We still need to hit up the quest, Spies in the House but overall it was great set of runs!!
Erdrique taking out the enemies in the arena in the Lava Caves: Time is Money.
Erdrique and Okhamel battling the cloud giant in Time is Money.
Erdrique clearing a path in the Extraplanar Palace: Labor Shortage for the kobolds.
Erdrique looking over the slain spectral dragon.
Cantlin and his party taking on the assassin of the Bloodtide pirates in Bargain of Blood.
Crawlers making their way through the Black Loch.
Cantlin going for a swim in the night at Mistral Island.
Cantlin and his party preparing for Captain Tew’s rath.
As a recap, this past Labor Day Weekend was quite productive indeed for me. I was able to get a number of quests completed, even some quests that I have completed in quite a bit of time. It was definitely a fun time!! I hope everybody else had a great weekend and I hope everybody enjoy their holiday weekend (at least those in the US). Thanks for reading everybody and happy hunting!!