Starting off 2017 with Some Questing

I have been writing up short summaries of my quest runs for quite a while now.  I mainly do this to highlight the various types of quest there are in DDO and for me to help track my own progress over time.  I used to do compile two blogs a week to highlight these runs, one blog post would track my questing from Mondays to Thursdays and the second post would highlight my questing from Friday through Sunday.  With the start of the new year I want to continue the general thoughts of summarizing my questing runs but I want to one post to cover the week. Of course, this blog will cover two weeks, since I didn’t get a chance to do one last week :(.

To start the new year off, I took Erdrique  (Level 10 Bard) and Sttollen (Level 11 Rogue) through Mirra’s Sleepless Nights, Purge the Herectics, Sorrowdusk Isle, The Iron Mines: Freeing Achka, and The Iron Mines: Justice for Grust.  While making my way through Mirra’s Sleepless Nights I completed the optional for locating and destroying the source of the wailing.  In Purge the Heretics, I completed the optional objectives to slaughter the halfling mercenaries and all of the commoners.  When I went into Sorrowdusk Isle, to pick up and start the quests for Grey Moon, I collected 125 slayers for Erdrique and Sttollen, located all explorer points; collected the awards for slaying 10, 25, 50, and 100 slayers; and located and defeated Teargon, Furley, and Saate.  Once inside  the Iron Mines, I came across the rare encounter Powder in Freeing Achka and in Justice for Grust I defeated Corrosion, Chef Grank, and Champion Prienyl.  However, while running through Justice for Grust, Erdrique got  squashed by an ogre champion, which made the quest quite interesting.

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Erdrique making his way through Mirra’s Sleepless Nights.

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Erdrique fighting his way to Achka.

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Erdrique battling Corrosion in Justice for Grust.

 

 

On January 2, I took Erdrique and Sttollen into the Searing Heights explorer area to kick things out for the day. While out there, I collected 226 slayers for Erdrique and Sttollen.  Erdrique also picked up a monster manual deed for orc hunter and received 2.260 experience.  Both Erdrique and Sttollen collected the rewards for 10, 25, 50, 100, and 200 kills.  The kills included the rare encounters for the first mate, Ghamzee, Calcine, Giallo, and Itharn Ushu.  Erdrique also collected all of the explorer points.  Later in the day, I took Erdrique and Sttollen back into Searing Heights and this time I collected all of the explorer points with Sttollen.  I also collected 138 more slayers and collected the rare encounters for Shute Ruggzen, Hazai Haatha, and Cruor Russo.

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Erdrique taking on the sights of Searing Heights.

 

I didn’t log back into DDO until Wednesday, January 4th.  I took Garrrin (Level 23 Barbarian/Primal Avatar) out into the King’s Forrest.  While out there, Garrrin collected 45 slayers including six dire bears and one astral panther.  Shortly after that run, I then logged Hamllin (Level 20 Fighter/Shadow Dancer) and took him into the quest Memoirs of an Illusionary Larcenor on heroic elite.  It was the first time I tried this particular quest and I wasn’t quite sure what to expect.  I’m embarrassed to say that I wound up getting killed near to the end fight, primarily because I wasn’t paying attention to the fact my cleric hireling went down.  But I did my revenge, eventually :).

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Garrrin hunting in the King’s Forest.

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Hamllin exploring the intricacies of Memoirs.

 

For Thursday, I started my questing by dual boxing with Cannock (Level 8 Druid) and Crawlller (Level 8 Ranger) into Tangleroot Gorge.  Crawlller already has this area maxed out but Cannock collected another 50 slayers before I switched characters out.  They also took out the wandering giant, Kroshk.  Later that night, I logged on with Containment (Level 8 Cleric) and Cannock (once again) and took them through The Cloven Jaw Scourge: Caverns of Shaagh.  Making my through that part of Shan-to-Kor, I completed the optional objectives for slaying the three ogres, slaying the three witch doctors, the three large elementals, and 75 hobgoblins.  Dealing with the champions, Containment collected 15 mysterious remnants and Cannock collected 11.

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Cannock illustrating who the alpha wolf is in Tangleroot Gorge.

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Containment prepping for attacks from some hobgoblins in the Caverns of Shaagh.

 

To kick off the weekend, I took Tuhnn (Level 16 Bladeforged) out into the Sands of Menechtarun for my regular slayer run.  I forgot to record my slayer numbers but I did collect a monster manual deed for zombie exterminator and finished locating all of the explorer points.  Tuhnn also looted a pair of the Gloves of the Falcon.  After that run, I took Hamllin back into Memoirs of an Illusionary Larcener and this time I was able to complete it on heroic elite with little difficulty.  That night, I logged on with Erdrique and Sttollen and I took them, first, through Gladewatch Outpost and then the Forgotten Caverns.  While in Gladewatch Outpost, Erdrique picked 50 mysterious remnants and while in Forgotten Caverns they took out the optional for slaying Moldfang.  After running through the Forgotten Caverns, I took Erdrique and Sttollen out into Tangleroot Gorge and completed Doom of the Witch Doctor: The Way to Zulkash and Doom of the Witch Doctor: Zulkash, Herald of Woe.  To close out the night, I took Erdrique and Sttollen into Devil Assault and defeated all of the waves.  In that run, Erdrique collected 17 mysterious remnants and Sttollen collected eight.

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Tuhnn hunting for some slayers in  the desert.

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Hamllin exploring the dangers of Memoirs.

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Erdrique battling his way through the seige at Gladewatch Outpost.

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Battling the trolls of the Forgotten Caverns.

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Erdrique taking on the hobgoblins of Splinterskull.

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Erdrique setting the rune wheels to make his way to Zulkash.

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Preparing for the Devil Assault.

 

Continuing with my weekend runs, on Saturday I logged back on with Erdrique and Sttollen and I took them through the quest Dead Predators, The Bounty Hunter, Caged Trolls, and the Bloody Crypt.  While in the Bounty Hunter, Erdrique collected another monster manual deed for warforged hunter gaining him 471 experience.  We also collected the optional objectives for freeing Annelisa and killing the troll chieftain and Ras Clowery.  Erdrique picked up two more monster manual deeds in Caged Trolls, dwarf exterminator (1,130 experience) and dwarf hunter (2,260 experience).  We also completed the optional objective of plundering the Emerald Claw’s treasure cache.  The end the night, in the Bloody Crypt we collected the optional objective for slaying Gullet the Famished, defeating the Black Abbot’s legion, and slaying three priests of the Crimson Heart, Burning Heart, Immortal Heart, and Sanguine Heart.

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Time to plunder some loot in the Bounty Hunter.

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Erdrique battling his way through the Bloody Crypt with some help.

 

The beginning of the second week, I started out by taking Stoorage (Level 15 Fighter) and Izmit (Level 15 Shadar-ki) into Caged Trolls and The Bounty Hunter for some simple favor runs.  I completed the optional for plundering the Emerald Claw’s treasure cache in Cage Trolls and for the Bounty Hunter we completed the optional objectives for freeing Annelisa and slaying the troll chieftain and Ras Clowery.

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Stoorage making his way through the Caged Trolls.

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Stoorage exploring the Knaves Hollow.

 

On Monday, January 9th I logged on with Stoorage once again and this time I dual boxed with my other fighter Charlock (Level 16).  I took them into the Red Fens to work on another slayer run.  While out there, Stoorage collected 118 more slayers (with the help of a slayer potion) while Charlock collected 95 more slayers.  They also encountered Sharkbiter and Vyk Ka.  Shortly after that run, I logged on with Erdrique and Sttollen and I took them through the quest, Bargain of Blood.  I completed the optional objectives for finding the Deneith party, freeing the slaves, and destroying the assassination logbook.  That night, I switched characters and logged on with Wapoyei (Level 24 Cleric/Divine Crusader) and I took him into the High Road while I was also playing with our digital PNP game.  Wapoyei collected 81 more slayers and completed the random encounters for Wild Warriors, Trader Travels, and the Wood Woad.  I collected one Commendation: Cleric of Amaunator.

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Stoorage battling the sahaugin of the Red Fens.

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Erdrique fighting off the Blood Tide pirates in Bargain of Blood.

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Wapoyei exploring the dangers of the High Road.

 

I logged on Hamllin to kick off things on Tuesday and I took him into the Ruins of Gianthold (Heroic) for some slayers.  He came across two of the rare encounters, Lord Cirrus and Uthgur.  As for the slayers, he collected 68 Storm Heart slayers and two Storm Fist slayers.  After that run, I then took Hamllin into the next quest of the Slave Lords: Secret of the Slavers’ Stockade.  I completed the two optional objectives to explore the abandoned tower and to speak to Lady Morwin Elissar.  Later on Tuesday night, I took Berann and Containment, dual boxing, through the Tomb of the Burning Heart and The Mystery of Delera’s Tomb.  The completed the optional objective of shattering the burning brigade in the Tomb of the Burning Heart.  In Delera’s, Berann collected a monster manual deed for skeleton hunter earning 1,356 experience and the objectives for slaying Omaren Deathguard, Omaren Sentinel, Shade of Destruction, and 40 ghostly skeletons.

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Hamllin fighting off some ogres in Gianthold.

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Hamllin making his way through the Slavers’ Stockade.

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Berann making his way through the Tomb of the Burning Heart.

 

On Wednesday, January 11, I took Suppply (Level 11 Paladin) and Harrgon (Level 11 Favored Soul) into Sorrowdusk Isle.  They both collected 103 slayers and took down the rare encounters Thanolin and Vermilo.  Suppply also finished collecting all of the explorer areas.  That was the only run I was able to knock out on that day.

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Suppply exploring the wilds of Sorrowdusk Isle.

 

I took Wapoyei into The High Road, once again, to start things off on Thursday.  Wapoyei collected 40 slayers and came across the random encounter for Spectral Sightings.  After my slayer run, I took Hamllin into the quest Seigebreaker.  Hamllin looted a Mark of the Tzaryan Rrac and Garments of Equilibrium.  I completed the optional objectives for settng the tents on fire, poisoning the water supply, destroying the crates of provisions, and blowing up the explosive stockpiles.  He also defeated Tinkerstab, Skinny, Major Pain, and Brinky.  To end the night, I took Sludgge (Level 22 Rogue/Shadowdancer) into the Chains of Flame on epic normal.  Sludgge collected a monster manual deed for mephit exterminator I and earned 423 experience.  Making his way through the multiple levels of the Burning City, he collected five fragments of the Token of the Twelve and a complete Token of the Twelve.  He also collected 11 commendations of valor as a quest reward.  As for the optional objectives, he spoke to Valgrim Force-Bound, defeated Valgrim’s elemental guards, freed Valgrim Force-Bound, spoke to Erath the Blinded, transferred Erath’s curse, defeated the ogre mages, and freed Erath.

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Wapoyei doing some hunting in the High Road.

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Hamllin battling the forces of Droaam in Seigebreaker.

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Sludgge fighting his way through the gnolls of the Burning City.

On Friday the 13th, I logged on with Sludgge and took him into the Ruins of Gianthold (Heroic) for some simple slayers.  He came across Cirrus and collected 64 Storm Heart slayers and a single Storm Fist slayer.  Later that night, after some maintenance, I took Erdrique and Sttollen into The Black Loch.  Erdrique collected a monster manual deed for zombie exterminator and earned 1,356 experience and completed the optional ojbectives for killing the failed experiments and using the gold key.  Unfortunately that was the only run I was able to complete that night.

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Sludgge making his way through the Ruins of Gianthold.

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Erdrique battling and spinning his way through the Black Loch.

To close the two weeks out, I took Erdrique and Sttollen through Storm the Beaches and The Tide Tuns to complete the Sentinels of Stormreach Story arc.  In Bargain of Blood, they completed the objectives for slaying pirates, more pirates, and even more pirates.  In the Tide Turns they completed the optional objective for activating the barriers in the north and south barracks and trapping the pirates.  Sttollen looted two Tarnished Heavy Deneith Chains while Erdrique looted the Torn Chitin Bracers and a Chimera’s Breath at the end of The Tide Turns.

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Time to prepare to lay seige to an island fortress.

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Erdrique battling his way through the Tide Tuns.

So, a wide variety of runs over the first two weeks of the year that included epic and low level questing, numerous slayer runs, and range of character levels.  I hope everybody else had a great start to the year as well!!  Thanks for reading everybody and happy hunting!!

 

 

 

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Back to Being Productive, Quest Runs December 11th to December 13th

Unlike the weekend prior, this past weekend was far from disappointing and was actually quite productive.  The weekend started out by dual boxing with Stoorage (Level 13 Fighter) and Kanndar (Level 13 Paladin) who I took out into the Red Fens.  My explorer runs continued in the afternoon when I took Hamllin (Level 17 Fighter) back out into the Sands of Menechtarun and continued with the gathering up of gnolls and scorrow slayers.  Then that night, I logged on with Erdrique (Level 24 Rogue/Primal Avatar) and I went out into the Dreaming Dark and worked my way through that quest on elite.  I didn’t have any issues (besides getting aggravated the light and heavy gravity jumping) until I got to the end fight.  The Devourer of Dreams and his living nightmares were quite tough.  I died a number of times but I received help from Hellorcish and together we were able to complete the quest.  We then headed out to the Storm Horns and tackled the quest What Goes Up on elite.  Unlike the weekend previous, I was able to make my way through this quest and with Hell’s help we were able to complete it on heroic elite :).  I called it a night after that.

Stoorage pondering the beauty of the Red Fens.

Nothing like a gnoll to ruin a pleasant day in the Desert.

Erdrique taking note of the large floating purple orb in the Dreaming Dark.

Exploring the Storm Horns once again.

Erdrique is once again in What Goes Up but with more help this time!!

On Saturday, I logged back on with Erdrique and this time I took him out to Amrath, the floating segment of rock above the plane of Shavarath and the Devil’s Battlefield.  Looking at my Adventure Compendium, we headed out into the battlefield and located the quest entrance for Wrath of Flame.  I was joined by Hellsbain and Friedrice and we entered the quest on elite and had little difficulty dealing with Malicia and her minions.  After we completed that quest we made our way over to the Weapons Shipment and entered that quest on elite.  We plowed our way through the quest and lasted round after round of tieflings, hell hounds, orthons, and bearded devils.  We completed the quest and I was pleasantly surprised to be awarded the Mysterious Bauble and Hellsbain was granted the Shimmering Arrowhead.  We then headed back out into the battlefield to take on another quest.  This time we headed to the quest Sins of Attrition and made our way through that multilevel based taking on the various devil legions.  I was expecting on running into some issues here with dungeon alert but luckily we didn’t reach anything higher than green :).  We made our way through pretty painlessly :).  We ended our quest running after we completed Sins of Attrition.

Erdrique staring out over the Devil’s Battlefield.

Making our way through the Wrath of Flame.

Just waiting for trouble to come pouring out of that portal.

The Crawlers prepping to deal with the forces in Sins of Attrition.

My questing continued on Sunday.  I logged on early with Erdrique and I took him into Ataraxia’s Haven to work on some slayers out there.  Again, I am sorely behind in his wilderness zones.  After that run, I took Erdrique back into House Cannith and decided to run some challenges.  I still really want to upgrade my Ring of the Stalker and Spare Hand to its highest tier.  I ran Dr. Rushmore’s Mansion:Picture Portals and then moved over to the Extraplanar Palace:Buy Time which I ran three times.  I did those runs in the afternoon between setting up Christmas decorations and doing chores :).  Sunday night, I logged on with Harrgon (Level 11 Favored Soul) and Suppply (Level 10 Paladin) and I started to dual box them through Purge the Heretics on elite.  Khameltoe then joined up with me and we made our way through Dead Predators, Caged Trolls, and The Bounty Hunter on elite.  We called it a night after Bounty Hunter.

Erdrique battling the duergar in the Haven.

Erdrique making his way through Dr. Rushmore’s Mansion.

Erdrique battling the marilith in the Extraplanar Palace: Buying Time.

Harrgon coming across a chest and a scorpion in Purge the Heretics.

Preparing for the undead in the halls of the Dead Predators. 

Harrgon battling the cultists in Caged Trolls.

Harrgon and Khamel battling the shamans of the Bounty Hunter.

So compared to the weekend prior, this past weekend was much more productive.  On Saturday, as we were making our way through the Devil’s Battlefield I leveled Erdrique up to 24 :).  I was also able to get through two of the more tougher quests on elite, What Goes Up and the Dreaming Dark.  Now to finish the Amrath quests, which will also be very difficult.  To top things off I was fortunate to get a Mysterious Bauble as well.

Thanks for reading everybody and happy hunting in the Devil’s Battlefield!!

 

Mixing It Up, Quest Runs May 18th to May 21st

Somehow I have fallen behind in my blog posting this week.  Actually, I fell behind because of a major two day meeting from work and then the holiday weekend so I’m going to try to catch up today.  With that I wanted to highlight the runs I completed last week.  The week actually kicked off some adventuring in another game because DDO was undergoing its maintenance downtime.  So, I started off by taking my low level spirit shaman, Ragnar, through the wild city of Neverwinter in Neverwinter Nights II OC on Monday morning.  Ragnar wound up picking up a few more quests as we continues to explore that intriguing city.  Later that afternoon, I took Erdrique (Level 10) through the quest Caged Trolls on elite as he continues to make his way through his level 6 quests on elite.  Then, while also working on our digital PNP game, I took Rimuldar (Level 23 Wizard/Magister) out into the King’s Forest as I tried to make my way to the quest Unquiet Graves.  I should have planned a little bit better by printing out a map of the King’s Forest because I couldn’t open up the DDOwiki to help locate the quest entrance (between DDO and the PNP session, my memory was pretty maxed out so I didn’t want to open up my browser).  In any case, I did gain quite a bit of experience while hunting through the forest but I never did find the quest but I’ll be better prepared next time.

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Ragnar and his party picking up some more quests in Neverwinter.

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Erd having some difficulty with will saves in Caged Trolls.

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Rimuldar stumbling on a dragon’s hoard in the King’s Forest.

On Tuesday, I took  Berann (Level 7 Barbarian) out into Tangleroot Gorge.  Berann still has quite a ways to go to complete that area.  That afternoon, I logged on with Hamllin (Level 16 Fighter) and continued my obsession with catching up on his slayer areas and took him back into the Red Fens.  Hammy is slowly making his way to the 3,000 slayer mark but still has quite a ways to go until he reaches the 7,500 mark.  That night, I logged on with Containment (Level 6 Cleric) who is also working on Tangleroot Gorge.  After a quick run through that slayer area, I took him into the Catacombs where he continued on that story arc by working his way through The Old Archives and the Crypt of Gerard Dryden.

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Berann hunting in Tangleroot Gorge.

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Hamllin slowly making his way through the Red Fens slayers.

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Containment takes his turn in Tangleroot Gorge.

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Exploring the Old Archives in the Catacombs.

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Containment taking on the undead in the Crypt of Gerard Dryden.

Wednesday morning I kicked the day off by taking Rimuldar back out into the King’s Forest, although this time I was purposefully doing some hunting and slaying as opposed to looking for a quest entrance.  That afternoon, it was time to bring Erdrique back on and I took him back into Gladewatch Outpost to take on the hordes of the hobgoblins and their ogre leader.  After I completed that quest, I then went into Three Barrel Cove to work on completing that slayer area and wound up picking up my last rare encounter.  I didn’t log in that night but instead hung out with my wife for our weekly date night.

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Rimuldar hunting the drow in the King’s Forest.

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Erdrique doing what he needs to do to defend Gladewatch Outpost.

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Finally finding the Air Pirate Captain in Three Barrel Cove.

Thursday, I started off by taking Garrrin (Level 22 Barbarian/Fury of the Wild) into the King’s Forest, who like Rimuldar, is working on those slayers.  I did this prior to heading off to my big meeting.  However, the meeting did last longer than I had planned and because of that I didn’t get a chance to log on during the late afternoon for that run.  But I did log in later that night with Stoorage (Level 12 Fighter).  I was also joined up with Khamelblade and we hit up a few lower level quests including Proof is in the Poison, The Troglodyte’s Get, and Old Gray Garl.  I was able to collect enough experience on him to hit level 12.  I called it a night at that point to close out the night.

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Garrrin collecting his kills in the King’s Forest.

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Stoorage looking for Thual Masmataz.

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Stoorage and Khamel making their way through the Troglodyte’s Get.

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Stoorage watching Khamelblade gathering a crowd prior to hitting up Old Grey Garl.

Overall, it was fun week.  I had the opportunity to mix it up quite a bit by taking some lower level characters through some of older quests while also taking some epic level characters through some hunting adventures.  The weekend was nice as well and I hope everybody else had a great week and a wonderful weekend!!  Thanks for reading and happy hunting!!

A Weekend of Experience, Questing November 21 to November 23

This weekend I ran an interesting set of quests.  The weekend started with Wapoyei (Level 23 Cleric/Exalted Angel) taking on some slayers and rares out in the High Road on Friday morning.  I was joined that morning by Friedrice and we ventured down the explorer area taking on the various Netherese and hobgoblin enemies.  That morning we only came across one rare encounter.  After we battled some of the wild forces in the High Road I logged out and headed off to work.  I didn’t log back in until later Friday night and because of that I logged on with Hamllin (Level 13 Fighter).  I had originally planned on logging in Hamllin right after work but my wife surprised me for my birthday but having my daughter come down and visiting us so we went out to eat for dinner.  So when our celebration was over I logged on and took Hamllin out into Ataraxia’s Haven and took him through the quest Sykro’s Jewel where he took on the scrags and duergar without having any issues.  After I completed Sykro’s Jewel I logged out Hamllin and logged in with Erdrique (Level 9 Monk) who I had originally planned on playing Friday night.  I was joined up with another guildie, Sontris, who has recently returned to the game after taking about a year or so off.  We decided to hit up a Cannith Challenge first, Dr. Rushmore’s Mansion: Behind the Door, which I thought we were going to fail until we found one lucky crest to open up the doorway to Ugg.  After we completed that challenge, we headed off to Redwillow’s Ruins, Mirra’s Sleepless Nights, Dead Predators, Purge the Heretics, and Caged Trolls.  We knocked them all out on elite with relatively little difficulty.  Once we completed the Caged Trolls we decided to call it a night.

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Wapoyei and Friedrice making their way through the High Road.

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Hamllin battling the sharpshooter in the gazebo at Ataraxia’s Haven.

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Hamllin wondering what is the deal with these smugglers in Syrko’s Jewel.

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Erd and Sontris working their way through Dr. Rushmore’s Mansion.

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Erdrique and Sontris hunting down the enemies in Redwillow’s Ruins.

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Erdrique and Sontris looking for what is disturbing Mirra in the cyrpt.

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Erdrique taking on enemies of the Dead Halls.

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Erdrique and Sontris working to clean out the Hidden Chapel.

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Erdrique taking on the enemies of the Emerald Claw to destroy some trolls.

On Saturday, I logged on with Erdrique once again and I was joined up with Sontris once again.  The first quest we attempted was the Lava Caves: The Circles of Power.  Unfortunately, we didn’t have a good map and there were no purple crystals anywhere near the base.  We did our best to collect enough crystals but it was a pretty doomed adventure, lol.  After that attempt, Sontris logged out and then I took Erdrique to Delera’s and ran the first two quests on elite: The Mystery of Delera’s Tomb and The Missing Party.  The Missing Party netted Erdrique well over 20,000 experience :).  After that run I called it a night.

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Erdrique looking for Sontris and some purple crystals in the Lava Caves.

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Erdrique taking on the skeletons of Delera’s Tomb.

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Erdrique looking for Jael’s journal.

Sunday I was scheduled to log in Wapoyei.  I logged him in and took him out to the Desert to take on the Chains of Flame on Epic Normal.  I knew the quest would take a good amount of time.  I made my way out there and summoned forth both of my owl bears and my onyx panther.  I also had with me a Shadowdancer hireling to take care of the traps.  Overall it was a long quest but I really didn’t have any issues.  One of my owlbears did get killed but that was because of the buggy AI where he got stuck in one of the traps.  Although the quest took a long amount of time to finish, I felt it was worth it when I netter well over 80,000 experience for the run.  By the time I finished it was well after midnight, so I called it a night.

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Wapoyei realizing why the Burning City is named what it is.

Overall, the weekend was full of experience :).  Netting a large amount of experience from Delera’s and a good chunk from Chains of Flame was pretty rewarding.  I hope everybody else had a good weekend as well!!  I also wish folks a Happy Thanksgiving this week (for those in the US) and wish everybody some happy hunting.

Starting Anew, Quests Sept 29 to Oct 2nd

Well this has been a week of starting over for me, at least with my main character, Erdrique (Level 1 Monk).  However prior to that, the week started out with a slayer run through Three Barrel Cove with Suppply (Level 8 Paladin) on Monday, September 29th prior to the release of Update 23: Mark of Death.  Later that afternoon, one I got home from work and finished downloading the update, I logged on with Hamllin (Level 11 Fighter) and did some slayers out in Tangleroot Gorge.  After a quick run out there, I then headed out to Sorrowdusk Isle and took on the next quest in the Cult of the Six story arc: The Fane of the Six: Cleansing the Temple.  For those runs I was joined by Stickthis who hadn’t been on in awhile so it was nice to catch up with him .  Later on Monday night, while also playing with my digital PNP group, I logged on with Kolll (Level 21 Ranger/Shiradi Champion) and I took on the Black Loch on epic normal.  I ran into some trouble with the zombie room, but besides that the quest caused me little difficult, even with my attention divided.  I then took a break to run the Cannith Challenge, Extraplanar Palace: Buying Time on Level 20.  I then headed over to Storm the Beaches on Epic Normal and was doing great until I was bombarded by a ballistae…which I didn’t know had actually targetted me.  Will have to try to get back in there for some revenge.  After my attempt at Storm the Beaches I called it a night (my digital PNP group had also just ended).

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Suppply admiring Three Barrel Cove and its beauty.

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Hamllin dealing with the vermin.

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Hamllin making his way to the Temple of the Six.

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Hamllin looking to cleanse the Temple.

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Kolll exploring the Black Loch.

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Kolll protecting the kobolds.

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Kolll tryting to hit up Storm the Beaches.

On Tuesday, I started off with a slayer run with Wapoyei (Level 23 Cleric/Exalted Angel) into the High Road.  I collected some slayers out there and then headed off to work.  When I got home from work, I logged on with Erdrique and finished putting him through the Heroic True Reincarnation process and then took him through the Grotto.  I then logged out to take care of dinner and some errands.  That night, I logged back on with Kanndar (Level 11 Paladin).  I was joined by Lochog, and we then proceeded to knock out Purge the Heretics, Caged Trolls, and Bargain of Blood on elite.  This cleared up the last of the level 6 quests Kanndar had and started to catch up on the level 7 quests he still needs.  After those runs, we called it a night.

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Wapoyei fighting in the High Road.

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Erdrique exploring the Grotto.

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Kanndar working through Purge the Heretics.

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Kanndar climbing a ladder in Caged Trolls.

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Kanndar and Lochog checking out the Bargain of Blood.

I logged on with Sludgge (Level 20 Rogue/Shadowdancer) first thing on Wednesday to take some of the slayers in the Ruins of Gianthold (Heroic).  After collecting a few Stormeye kills, I logged out.  After work, I brought Hamllin on and took him back through Tangleroot Gorge (really working on finishing those slayers) and then back into Sorrowdusk Isle.  While in Sorrowdusk Isle I headed out to the next quest in the Cult of the Six chain: The Fane of the Six: Fall of the Prelate.  After that run, I called it a night to spend the rest of the night with my wife for date night .

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Sludgge hunting some Stormeye.

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Hamllin surveying the carnage in Sorrowdusk Isle.

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Hamllin looknig for the Prelate.

I was originally scheduled to run some slayers with Erdrique on Thursday morning.  However, he couldn’t get out into the Korthos Wilderness zone yet, so instead I ran Heyton’s Rest and the Cannith Crystal prior to work.  When I got back home from work, I did some crafting with Erdrique and then I took him back to Korthos Village and completed the Storehouse Secret and The Collaborator before logging out to take care of dinner.  That night I brought Hamllin back on and took him into Tangleroot Gorge (and completed the rare encounters, sill need about 200 slayers), Dr. Rushmore’s Mansion: Behind the Door, and The Sanctum: Quench the Flames (next to last of the Cult of the Six chain).  I then called it a night.

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Erdrique looking around in Heyton’s Crypt.

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Erdrique doing what he can to protect the Cannith Crystal.

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Erdrique fighting in the Storehouse Secret.

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Looking for the traitor.

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Hamllin admiring the totem in Tangleroot Gorge.

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Hamllin running around Dr. Rushmore’s mansion.

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Hamllin looking for the summoning fires in the Temple of the Six.

This weekend I plan to take Erdrique through the rest of the Korthos Quest and to start taking the Harbor and Market by storm .  Overall, it was a good week.  I hope everybody else had a great week and a better weekend.  Thanks for reading everybody and happy hunting!!

The Questing During the Week, September 8th to 11th

During this week’s worth of questing I ran three different epic level characters, my true reincarnated characters, and a few others through DDO and even a little bit in Neverwinter Nights II.  My questing started with Kolll (Level 21 Ranger/Shiradi Champion) on Monday morning.  I took Kolll out into the King’s Forest for my regular morning slayer run.  That afternoon, after I got back home from work, I took Erdrique (Level 17 Druid) into the ever challenging quest Missing, which I described in depth here, on elite and was quite pleased with his performance in there.  Although my hirelings and my pet wolf, Fang, suffered a few deaths, I did not.  After that run, I logged out to make dinner and to prepare for our nightly digital D&D table top game.  But I did long in later that night, while still playing our digital D&D table top game, and took Garrrin (Level 21 Barbarian/Fury of the Wild) through the quest Partycrashers on Epic Normal.  I would have attempted a higher difficulty however Garrrin is pretty undergeared and my attention was split between DDO and my other game.  However, with that said, I had little issues with the quest.  After I completed Partycrashers, I then did a favor run (completing the quest The Sacred Helm on elite) and then called it a night.

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Kolll taking a look around out in the King’s Forest.

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Erdrique making his way through the quest Missing.

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Garrrin enjoying creating havoc in the Illusionarium of Partycrashers.

On Tuesday, instead of going through a slayer run, I ran my level 5 Spirit Shaman, Ragnar, in Neverwinter Nights II and his party through the mazes of the Highcliff Ruins.  When I got back home from work, I took Hamllin (Level 11 Fighter) into one of the older classic quests of DDO, Haunted Library located in House Jorasco.  I ran into some interesting scenarios when my hireling cleric was killed relatively early in the quest but I was able to pull it out and get him to a shrine and I had no problems after that point.  Later that night,  I logged on with Cantlin (Level 11 Sorcerer) who is still working on his level 6 quests. So I took him out into Caged Trolls and then I took him out into the Forgotten Caverns, I guess I was just in trollish mood that night :P.  After that I logged out for the night.

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Ragnar and the rest of his party waiting for Neeshka to explore the ruins of Highcliff.

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Hamllin taking notice of the banners in the Haunted Library.

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Cantlin using electric loop to stun the Emerald Claw enemies in Caged Trolls.

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Cantlin dealing with trolls in the Forgotten Caverns.

Wednesday morning I started off with Kanndar (Level 11 Paladin) who I took out into the Searing Heights for some slayer runs.  After collecting some kills among the Sulatar Drow, I headed out to work.  When I got back home, I logged on with Erdrique who continued his questing within the Harbinger of Madness chain and completed the quest Sinister Storage.  After that, I called it a night to spend the rest of the night with my beautiful wife for our date night :).

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Kanndar looking around in Searing Heights and gazing at the volcano.

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Erd listening to Morley complain in Sinister Storge.

I was scheduled to play my level 10 Favored Soul, Harrgon on Thursday morning who I took out into the wilds of Tangleroot Gorge.  I didn’t log in for my typical afternoon run after work, but I did log in later that night with Rimuldar (Level 22 Wizard/Magister) who I took out into the quest An Offering of Blood on Epic Normal.  I didn’t have many issues until I got to the last fight.  I didn’t position my party appropriately and the stunning scorpions took care of us.  However, I was able to use a raise cookie and to get back to life and finish the quest, so it wasn’t a complete lost.

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Harrgon hunting out in Tangleroot Gorge.

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Rimuldar dealing with the scorrow in An Offering of Blood.

So this week saw me running more epic level characters than normal, which was good because I’m lacking in those runs to be perfectly honest.  We’ll see what the weekend holds!!  I hope everybody else had a strong week’s worth of questing.  Thanks for reading everybody and now get back in game and do some hunting!!

Rundown of the Quest Runs During the Week, June 16th to 19th

Well, I have fallen behind in my blogging this week, primarily because of my busy work schedule this week.  So hopefully I can catch up today.  My quest runs last week started with an exploration of Tangleroot Gorge with a character from my premium account, Crawlller (Level 5 Ranger).  Crawlller just started his adventures out there and I look forward taking him through the wilds of the gorge.  Later in the day, I was scheduled to take Hamllin (Level 9 Fighter), through Sorrowdusk Isle and to help clan Greymoon in the Greymoon’s Den Story Arc.  I also took Hamllin into the Caged Trolls, I guess I just wanted to beat on up trolls Monday night and afternoon 🙂 !!  During Monday, I was also playing with my digital D&D PNP group so those runs were the extent of my questing on Monday.

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Crawlller exploring the Tangleroot Gorge.

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Hamllin disrupting Noozer and his trolls.

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Hamllin not enjoying the beat down of ogres in the Grey Moon’s den.

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Hamllin fighting the slimes in the Grey Moon’s Den.

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Taking down the Emerald Claw in Caged Trolls.

On Tuesday, I was scheduled to take Berann (Level 7 Barbarian) into the Cerulean Hills but I realized that I didn’t complete Korthos Island yet with him (the explorer area).  You have to love trying to keep track of the accomplishments and quest runs across multiple characters :).  So, I decided to take Berann into the Cerulean Hills that morning and then that afternoon, after I got home from work, I logged Berann back in and took him into Korthos Island to get closer to completing that explorer area.  That same afternoon, I was scheduled to take Erdrique (Level 13 Druid) into Ataraxia’s Haven and into the quest Sykro’s Jewel.  I always enjoy the Haven and find it as a quick source of a large amount of experience.  Tuesday night, I was scheduled to bring on Charlock (Level 13 Fighter) who is still working on finishing up some favor runs that included The Pit.  I really enjoyed that run on Tuesday night and wrote about it here.  After my tromp through the Pit, I headed to bed.

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Looking around the Hills.

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Berann watching the vileness of some cultists.

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Erdrique enjoying the night in Ataraxia’s Haven.

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Erdrique taking on the scrags in the Smuggler’s Hollow.

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Charlock fighting the trogs in The Pit.

Now Wednesday’s are typically date nights for my wife and myself but unfortunately she had to work so we switched the date night for this week to Thursday.  So this allowed be to do some questing on Wednesday night.  However, Wednesday started with a slayer run through Vale of Twilight with Rimuldar (Level 22 Wizard/Magister).  I’m taking Rimuldar through this explorer area because of two reasons: 1). I didn’t realize I couldn’t get him out into Eveningstar to run out there, although this is now corrected, and 2). because I’m still playing around with some of his skills and my button selections with him.  Rimuldar has so many spells that I’m still working on his effectiveness.  I’ll get there though.  Later that afteroon, I logged back on with Berann and finished up Korthos Island with him.  I then logged on with Hamllin, who was scheduled to take on the Tear of Dhakaan.  The Tear of Dhakaan is a great experience quest at level and so I ran it with Hamllin using his elite streak.  I had very few problems in the quest and at its completion I earned well over 24,000 experience :).  Later that night, I brought on Erdrique who needed to complete two level 9 quests to completed with that level of runs in his Adventure Compedium: The Shadow Crypt and Into the Deep.  I decided to run The Shadow Crypt because that run can sometimes take a little longer than planner because of its unique quest mechanic.  The run went really well (which I wrote about here) and even though I was over level for elite streak bravery bonus, I still earned over 40,000 experience 🙂 !!

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Rimuldar exploring the Vale of Twilight.

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Berann stalking through Korthos Island.

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Hamllin takes on the Arzag-khor hogboglin tribe.

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Erdrique takes on the shadow army in the Tomb of the Shadow Crypt.

My questing continued on Thursday morning with Garrrin (Level 21 Barbarian/Fury of the Wild).  I took Garrrin back into the Gianthold (Heroic) and continue to work on his slayers in that region.  That slayer run was the last of the questing for the week, as I got held up after work and had date night moved to Thursday.

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Garrrin fighting the Gold Concord dwarves in Gianthold.

Overall, I think it was quite a varied week for me.  I didn’t have any epic level runs in per se, although I did play Rimuldar and Garrrin (both dwarves, ironically, and above level 20) but those were through some slayer areas and not quests.  I’m steadily moving Erdrique and Hamllin through their current lives, I expect they both be level 14 and 10, respectively, relatively soon.  Thanks for checking out the blog and giving it a read and I hope everybody else had a fun week in DDO!!  Happy hunting everybody!!