This past week wasn’t all that productive for me when it came to knocking out quests in DDO. This was primarily because of the holidays and the associated travel that went with them. We traveled from North Carolina to Florida to visit my family for Christmas and we traveled back on December 30th and December 31st we were still recouping and unpacking.
However, the day before we made our way back home, Saturday December 29th, I took Erdrique and Sttollen out into three explorer areas to find some dragon gems so that I could get into the Eerie Forest. Actually, Sttollen had three gems he needed but Erdrique only had one. So, I first headed out to the Sands of Menechtarun to look for Thadargix’s Gem. It didn’t take long to find one. I came across it in the first Windlasher Gnoll village and collected 62 gnolls slayers and defeated Yurrugh while I was out there. I then took them out to the Ruins of Gianthold to look for Sventusk’s Gem. This one took me a little longer to find but I eventually found in Tarmor Stonehoof’s chest. The only other rare encounters I found during this run was Chief Ogh and Pride Leader Xillic. I collected 78 Storm Heart, 29 Storm Eye, and two Storm Fist slayers and found one explorer point. Once I finished there, I headed back to the Reaver’s Refuge and turned in my gems and entered the Eerie Forest. I didn’t stay long. I collected 16 more slayers for the Reaver’s Refuge combined area and located two more explorers. After that, I called it a night.
Erdrique hunting for some dragon gems in Gianthold.
Erdrique is finally able to get into the Eerie Forest.
On Tuesday January 1st, I took Erdrique and Sttollen through the Stealer of Souls. It had been a little while since I had been in this quest so it took me a little while to get situated but the run went fairly smoothly, although I didn’t bother to try to kill Sor’jek at the end. After that I collected some more slayers in the Sands of Menechtarun. I collected 90 more gnoll slayers. I called it a night after that, had to get back in the swing of things for work :).
Erdrique making his way through the Stealer of Souls.
Erdrique disrupting the gnoll culture in the Sands of Menechtarun.
I didn’t log back in until Thursday, January 3rd. I logged on with Lorrikk (Level 14, Monk) and Suppply (Level 12, Paladin) and noticed that they still had the Threnal Ceremonial Blade in their inventory. So, I went ahead and took them to the Ruins of Threnal to complete the Threnal Arena. I was also a little short on time that night so this was a quick and dirty run. I had no problems dealing with the various challenges. After that I headed out to the Red Fens to get some slayers out there before I turned in for the night. Only Lorrikk was able to get any slayer credit as he power leveled Suppply, but Lorrikk did collect another 63 kills out there.
Lorrikk taking on the challenges of Threnal.
Lorrikk exploring the Red Fens.
I hope everybody else had a great week!! Thanks for reading and happy hunting!!