My questing this week was relatively light once again :(. This was because of a few work related activities that kept me from logging in on Wednesday and Thursday. Wednesday night is also my weekly date night with my wife so I don’t log into the game for a typical night run but I usually get a chance to run a slayer prior to dinner. This week though, an ex-coworker of mine retired and his retirement party was on Wednesday and Thursday I was traveling all day and was just too tired to log in.
But, I did get some questing in during the rest of the week. On Sunday, I logged on with Kanndar (Level 14 Paladin) and I took him into the Ruins of Threnal. I was running a little short on time and decided to go ahead and complete the set of quests known as the Giant Caves: The Giants’ Lair, The Giants; Supplies, and The Giant Lieutenants. During these runs, Kanndar picked up a monster manual deed for hill giant hunter which netted him 1,179 experience.
Kanndar facing off against the fire giants in the fire caves.
Kanndar battling the giants on his way to destroy some crates.
Kanndar fighting against a champion in the Giant Caves.
Monday, I took Hamllin (Level 20 Fighter/Fatesinger) into the Ruins of Gianthold (Heroic) while I was playing during my weekly digital pen and paper session. Hamllin collected 80 Storm Fist slayers, 99 Storm Heart slayers, and 116 Storm Eye slayers. He also came across the rare encounters Zakaya Master Ragath, Expedition Leader Brazwold, Tarmer Stonehoof, Lord Cirrus, and Clan Chief Ogh.
Hamllin hunting down some fire giants in Giant Hold.
I started off on Tuesday by dual boxing with Crawlller (Level 8 Ranger) and Cannock (Level 8 Druid) and did a slayer run in Three Barrel Cove. They collected 104 slayers during that run and came across the rare encounters for Strinati, Dybesh Relix, Chortle, Brine, and Ithun Orenah. After that run, I logged on with Erdrique (Level 11 Bard) and Sttollen (Level 12 Rogue) and I took them into the quest Stromvauld’s Mine. While in there they completed the optional objectives to slay Milos Baran, Boro Charidan, and Degren Marzat. For my nightly run, I logged on with Charlock (Level 16 Fighter) and I was joined by Hellfiend and we decided to tackle the Slave Pits of the Undercity on heroic elite. Charlock collected two monster manual deeds, one for ghast hunter (9,439 experience) and one for rat hunter (1,887 experience). I’m still learning that quest and so is Hellfiend so it isn’t too surprising to learn that we got roasted in the massive fire trap room. So we didn’t get the quest completed but we’ll knock it out next time.
Crawlller battling Brine in Three Barrel Cove.
Erdrique defeating the drow of Stromvauld’s Mine.
Charlock preparing to deal with the slavers.
Friday night, I logged on with Erdrique and Sttollen, once again, and this time I took into the Xorian Cipher. To get to the Xorian Cipher, I first completed The Path to Madness on elite and in so doing, Erdrique collected nine mysterious remnants. While in the Xorian Cipher, Erdrique picked up a monster manual deed for scorrow hunter for 2,260 experience. Erdrique and Sttollen completed the optional objectives for finding and entering the vault, sealing all of the rifts, and taking out Deathfang, Mastart Markud, Urtyan Markud, and the Vault Guardian. In the vault, Sttollen picked up a mythic version of the Chaosgarde and a Reaver’s Ring. Meanwhile, Erdrique picked up a Planar Gird and a mythic version of the Chaos Band. Erdrique also collected 12 mysterious remnants.
Erdrique slicing through the path to Xorian Cipher.
Battling the undead of the Xorian Cipher.
To close out the week, Erdrique and Sttollen started things out by dual boxing Sorrowdusk Isle. They collected 114 slayers and they both hit the 200 slayer mark as well as finding the rare encounters: Saate, Thanolin, Barxer, and Noozer. A little while later, I logged on with Kolll (Level 22 Ranger/Shiradi Champion) to get the data I need for my monster manual analysis but after I did that, I took him out into Tangleroot Gorge because I still have yet to finish that explorer are for him. While out there, Kolll picked up a monster manual deed for wolf exterminator II and received 1,650 experience. He also took out Gharjat, Jarak, and Silkweave. Later on Saturday night, I logged on with Erdrique and Sttollen again and I was joined by Sornea. I have been trying to get some help with the Temple of Elemental Evil Part 1 and this time I had it :). So we headed to the Hall of Heroes and then to the Temple. Erdrique picked up another monster manual deed, this one human exterminator III for 1,695 experience. He also picked up 27 mysterious remnants. We had a few deaths but we did complete the quest and completed the optional objectives for 10, 25, 50, 100, and 200 slayers. After that we called it a night.
Erdrique making his way through the caves of Sorrowdusk Isle.
Kolll getting reacquainted with Tangleroot Gorge.
It is time to go hunting in the Temple of Elemental Evil.
So overall the week was a little shorter than usual but still productive. I was really grateful for Sornea’s help in getting through the Temple of Elemental Evil. Now all I need to do is get through the second part :). Thanks for reading everybody and happy hunting in DDO!!