I had a pretty active weekend in DDO :). Questing started out on Friday morning when I logged on with Larrs (Level 21 Bard/Fatesinger) and took him into the Ruins of Gianthold (Heroic) and accumulated my 1,500 slayer mark in the Stormfist zone. Now that he has that, I think I will move him over to Eveningstar to start working out in the King’s Forest for awhile. After I got back home from work, I logged on with Erdrique (Level 22 Rogue/Fury of the WIld) and tried to make my way through the quest Mask of Deception on heroic elite. At the time I was trying it, I was level 21 and it was the first time I had seen this quest. Needless to say, things didn’t quite work out so well which I commented on here. So my afternoon run on Friday didn’t quite work out so well. However, I logged back on with Erdrique on Friday night and took him back into the Mask of Deception. I took a different tack this time and although I still had some problems with it, I was able to complete it. I then took Erdrique through a run of the Lava Caves: Colossal Crystal to get some ingredients. I actually took him through that challenge twice during the night. The next quest I ran was Thorn and Paw on elite. After I knocked that out, I decided to check out the Night Revels. It didn’t take me long to get a key and I soon found myself heading into the quest Haverdashed and completing it. I then called it a night (after I did some character maintenance on my other characters).
Larrs making his way through the Gianthold and collecting Stormfist slayers.
Erd noticing that the Cult of the Dragon Below knows how to relax.
Erd noticing the little pumpkin crown of the champions in Mask of Deception.
Erdrique clearing the path for the kobolds in the Lava Caves: Colossal Crystal.
Erdrique making his way through Thorn and Paw.
Erdrique battling the shadar-ki in the graveyard during the Night Revels preview.
Erdrique checking out the spooky quest Haverdashed.
Saturday started out by logging back on with Erdrique and taking him back into the Night Revels before it was turned off, onice again taking advantage of the fact that I was able to quest between chores and yard work. I was able to gather three keys and to knock out the other three quests: Kobold’s Newest Ringleader, Under New Ravagement, and The Snitch and the Lich. Overall, I found the event quite fun and wrote about here. I then took Erdrique through another run of the Lava Caves: Colossal Crystal and then through a two runs of the Extraplanar Palace: Labor Shortage. Those were the runs I was able to complete throughout the day but I also knocked some quests out with Erdrique later that night. After I logged back in, I then headed out to Eveningstar and completed the The Druid’s Curse on heroic elite to finish out that storyline (The Druid’s Deep). After the Druid’s Curse was completed, I did another run through the Extraplanar Palace: Labor Shortage and then for a circuit through the Restless Isles slayer area. I then decided to head out to the next set of level 17 quests I still have to complete on elite, Reaver’s Reach. It has been a long time since I have been out to the Reaver’s Refuge so I was looking forward to running those quests once again. I started out by taking Erdrique into Aussicraex’s Valley and running Prey on the Hunter. It took me two runs but I completed it on elite. To close out the night, I logged on with Tuhnn (Level 15 Bladeforged) and took advantage of the free feat respect that was being offered and got rid of Cleave (because he has Exalted Cleave) and picked up another feat in the two handed weapon line, I then called it at night (after more character maintenance).
Erdrique making his way through the Night Revels in Delera’s Graveyard and looking for key
Getting ready to fight undead kobolds in the Kobold’s Newest Ringleader.
Erdrique battling the zombie horde in Under new Ravagement.
Battling an undead Roderic Nettle in the Snitch and the Lich.
Erdrique watching the poor kobold lug the colossal crystal.
Erdrique coming down to deal with the marilith in Labor Shortage
Erdrique eager to run into battle with a spectral dragon.
Erdrique checking out that staff!!
Erdrique taking on the spectral dragon of the Extraplanar Palace in Labor Shortage.
Erdrique collecting slayers and monster manual slayers in the Restless Isles.
Erdrique hunting in Aussicraex’s Valley.
Erdrique making his way through Prey on the Hunter.
Tuhnn talking to Fred about a feat switch.
In comparison to Friday and Saturday, my question on Sunday was very limited. I didn’t get the opportunity this time to log in and quest throughout the day. However, I was able to dual box with Stoorage (Level 12 Fighter) and Cantlin (Level 12 Sorcerer) and I used Cantlin to open up Under the Big Top on elite for Stoorage (who was previously working on the House P Carnival series through elite). Cantlin, being on my VIP account, was able to ulnock the elite setting for Stoorage (who is on my premium account). I did find it interesting that I came across a rare encounter in Under the Big Top that I hadn’t seen before, a tiefling named Maz’il’tilnik. So that was quite interesting. However, I didn’t have any major issues taking Stoorage through Under the Big Top on elite, but then again Stoorage was five level higher that CR level of the quest. That was my last run for the weekend.
Stoorage finishing up the Carnival Series by running Under the Big Top on elite.
The questing over Friday through Sunday was quite numerous and quite fun. I had good time with the Night Revels and completed another story arc just to start another. We’ll see how Erdrique progresses through the rest of the Stormreaver’s Refuge. Thanks for reading everybody and happy hunting in Reaver’s Reach!!