Productive Questing Over the Holiday Weekend, Quest Runs May 22nd to May 24th

It was a strong and productive set of quest runs over this latest holiday weekend.  The weekend runs kicked off early Friday morning when I took my druid Cannock (Level 7) out into the wilds of Korthos Island.  This was a nice little mindless slayer run prior to my meeting at work.  After work, I brought on Erdrique (Level 10 Rogue) and took him into the Searing Heights and into the quest Ruined Halls.  I’m still working on completing those level 6 quests.  After I completed Ruined Halls, I took a second to log on with Hamllin (Level 16 Fighter).  Since I didn’t get a chance to run him on Thursday because I had to stay late at work, I took the time to maneuver him through a circuit of the Red Fens.  Later that night, I logged back on Erdrique and hit up a number of quests after I added pure good to his acid quarterstaff in the Cannith Crafting hall.  First off, I ventured back into the Searing Heights and then I made my way out to Sorrowdusk Isle.  While out there I completed the Grey Moon’s Den Story Arc completing the Iron Mines: Freeing Achka, the Iron Mines: Justice for Grust, The Grey Moon’s Den: The Trollish Scouge, and The Grey Moon’s Den: Extermination.  Now Erdrique is flagged to start on the Cult of the Six Story Arc.  After those runs, I decided to collect some more challenge ingredients and completed a few runs of The Lava Caves: Colossal Crystal.  After that I logged out for the night.

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Erdrique looking for some of the traps in the Ruined Halls.

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Erdrique taking some time to upgrade his favorite quarterstaff.

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Awesome peak in Searing Heights.

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Erdrique looking for the key to free Achka in the Iron Mines.

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Erd looking down upon his enemies in the Grey Moon’s Den.

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Erdrique coming across Darksting in the Grey Moon’s Den.

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Erdrique dealing with the scorpions in the Lava Caves to clear the way for the kobolds to find the colossal crystal.

I was active once again with Erdrique on Saturday.  I took him back out into Searing Heights and wound up completing that wilderness zone before I logged out for the night.  I then headed off and ran Devil’s Assault on normal and then ran off into the challenge Lava Caves: Colossal Crystal.  Once I finished that run, I obtained the necessary jaded scorpions for my next upgrades.  I then headed off to Redwillow’s Ruins where I picked up a number of monster manual awards which gave me a nice amount of additional experience.  Once I completed Redwillow’s Ruins, I headed off to the next challenge, Extraplanar Palace: Dragon’s Hoard and started to work on gathering the enchanted armor fragments that I will need for my next set of upgrades.  I then called it a night.

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Erdrique getting harassed by the Consecrator.

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Erdrique feeling sorry for this poor little kobold.

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Erdrique spinning and dealing damage to the enemies in Devil’s Assault.

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Erdrique finds Redwillow in the ruins he wants to explore.

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Erdrique making his way through the Extraplanar Palace for the kobolds to collect crystals in the Dragon’s Hoard.

To close out the weekend, I logged Erdrique back on and joined up with Hellbanisher where we entered and took on the dangers of The Pit.  We made it through on the quest quite efficiently and that netted both of us well over 30 k experience.  Nice indeed!!

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Erdrique taking note of the view in The Pit.

So, as usual, it was another weekend dominated with runs with Erdrique.  I hope to continue on with my challenge questing because I would really like to have the necessary ingredients I need to upgrade my Ring of the Stalker and Spare Hand when I hit level 11.  We’ll see how that turns out.  Thanks for reading everybody and happy questing!!

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!!