Getting Some More Questing in Over the Weekend, January 18th to 20th

Although last week my questing was lite, the weekend was a little more productive.  On Friday, I dual boxed with Erdrique (Level 23 Bard/Fatesinger) and Sttollen (Level 22 Rogue/Shadowdancer) and I attempted to complete Terminal Delirium on heroic elite once again.  However, just like the previous weekend, I failed horribley…twice.  I died both times in the mirror room :(.  Those were the only runs I got in on Friday night.

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Erdrique and Sttollen trying Terminal Delirium once again.

I didn’t log in again until Sunday night.  Once again I logged in with Erdrique and Sttollen and took them out into the Sands of Menechtarun.  They picked up 274 scorrow and 59 undead slayers.  They also took down Wokran-Kull, Utach Sandscrawl, Volrune the Curate, Mendexthazz, and Palumak.  I was then joined by Hellsblaster (Leve 26 Artificer) and he mentioned he would help with Terminal Delirium.  With his help we ran into a lot less problems.  Our biggest area of concern was the mirror room but once we made it past that the balloon and tile pieces were easy to take care of.  Needless to say, I was very grateful for the help!!  Erdrique also picked up a monster manual deed while in there, mind flayer exterminator II (2,540 experience).  Hellsblaster called it a night after that so I took Erdrique and Sttollen back out into the desert and collected another 133 scorrow as well as defeating Utach Sandcrawl, Volrune, and Mendexthazz.  I then took Erdrique and Sttollen into the Inspired Quarter where I ran the Dream Conspiracy on elite.  I had little problems in that quest.  I then picked up the quest for The Shipwrecked Spy and ran that quest on elite as well.  I had little difficulty in this quest as well and picked up the optionals for getting past the first two waves of enemies as well as finding the hidden treasure.  During these runs, Erdrique hit level 24, so not a bad night.  I called it a night after completing The Shipwrecked Spy.

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Erdrique is hunting scorrow in the desert.

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Trying Terminal Delirium yet again, but this time with Hellsblaster.

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Going on another scorrow hunting expedition in the desert.

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Working our way through Dream Conspiracy.

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Looking for the shipwrecked spy.

I hope everybody else had a great weekend!!  Thanks for reading and happy hunting in DDO!!

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A Mixture of Quests, Runs November 30th to December 3rd

This past week my questing spanned across characters that are level 7 through 24.  I started things off on Monday by dual boxing with Containment (Level 7 Cleric) and Cannock (Level 8 Druid) who I took into the jungles of Tangleroot Gorge for my morning slayer run.  In the afternoon, I took Erdrique (Level 23 Rogue/Primal Avatar) out into the beautiful Storm Horns and made my way through the great explorer area to the quest A Break in the Ice.  I entered A Break in the Ice on heroic elite and started to make my way through the quest.  I was hoping to be able to complete the quest that afternoon.  However, buy the time I got to the quest and the fact I started late, I just ran out of time to completed the quest.  However, it was the first time I was in there and I found the quest quite nicely laid out.  I’m hoping to complete it this weekend.  Later that night, I logged in with Stoorage (Level 13 Fighter).  Now I have been doing a lot of dual boxing with my premium account characters but since it was Monday I also had my digital PNP D&D session going on.  The software we use to do that game session takes up quite a bit of memory so I didn’t think it would be wise to try to run two instances of DDO.  So instead of dual boxing, I just took Stoorage out into the Red Fens (and worked on slayers.  After I made a circuit or two, I called it a night.

Containment working on his slayers in Tangleroot Gorge.

Erdrique coming across a mountain lion and his catch in the Storm Horns.

Encountering gnolls and other enemies in A Break in the Ice.

Stoorage running around the Red Fens for the first time.

On Tuesday, I traveled back out to the Red Fen but this time I took Charlock (Level 15 Fighter) out there.  He continued to collect hi slayers out there.  In the afternoon, I logged on with Hamllin (Level 17 Fighter) and took him out into the Sands of Menechtarun.  Hammy continued to work on his scorrow slayers out there as he kept inching up to the 1,500 slayer mark.  On Tuesday night, I had an interesting time with Wapoyei (Level 24 Cleric/Divine Crusader) as I ran through Sschindylryn and through the House of Rusted Blades.  I wrote about that encounter here.  After I completed the House of Rusted Blades, on my second attempt, I called it a night.

Charlock racking up some more kills in the Fens.

Hamllin making his way through the scorrow territory of the desert.

Wapoyei taking a note of the beautiful waterfall in the Sschindylryn.

Wapoyei really doesn’t want to ring that bell.

Wednesday, I started out by taking Lorrikk (Level 13 Monk) out into Sorrowdusk Isle.  I also decided to log in Stoorage and do some more dual boxing with these two characters, even though Stoorage has that slayer area maxed out.  It just gave me another opportunity to gain guild renown and a little bit of experience and loot from the rare encounters.  In the afternoon, I took Erdrique back into the Inspired Quarter and ran the quest Eye of the Titan.  It had been quite some time since I ran through this quest and I had a good time making my way back through it.  That was the end of my runs as I spent the rest of the night with my beautiful wife :).

Lorrikk taking down some ogres in Sorrowdusk Isle.

Erdrique exploring the memories of a warforged titan.

To close out the week on Thursday, I took Crawlller (Level 7 Ranger) and Cannock, another dual boxing session, out into Three Barrel Cove.  In the afternoon, I took Hamllin back out into the Sands of Menechtarun and collected just enough scorrow slayers to hit the 1,500 slayer mark to get well over 6,000 experience.  Now it is time to start working on the 3,000 slayer mark for the three groups out there.  That night was the most productive night of the week.  I logged on with Berann (Level 9 Barbarian) and with Containment and took them out into Tangleroot Gorge to finish up Assault on Splinterskull.  I was joined by Rameses, who was also level 9, as we blazed through Whipserdoom’s Spawn, The Deadly Package: The Stronghold Key, The Deadly Package: Agent of the Darguul, Doom of the Witch Doctor: The Way to Zulkash, Doom of the Witch Doctor: Zulkash, Herald of Woe, The Last Move: The Way to Yarkuch, and The Last Move: Yarkuch’s Last Stand.  After that series of runs, I had to call it a night.

Crawlller twisting and slicing his way through the pirates in Three Barrel Cove.

Hamllin taking out a gnoll on his way to find some scorrow in the desert.

Berann and Rameses looking for Whisperdoom’s eggs.

Berann and Rameses looking for the key to get into the stronghold.

Making our way into the stronghold to find the agent.

Berann dealing with another shaman in the outer fortress on his way to fight Zulkash.

Clearing out the rune wheels to take down the barrier to get to Zulkash.

Making it back into the stronghold to kind Yarkuck after going through the outer fortress once again.

Yarkuch sending the last of his troops to take out Berann and Rameses.

So the week was quite productive overall.  I got through some higher level quests, included at least one epic quest, and finished up some lower level quests with some of my lower level characters.  I’m looking forward to having an even better weekend as I take Erdrique back out into the Storm Horns and back into the Dreaming Dark.  Thanks for reading everybody, I hope you all had a great week and will have a great weekend 🙂 !!  Happy hunting!!

Making My Way Through The Eye of a Titan

It has been quite some time since I have taken any of my characters through the Inspired Quarter.  However, as I continue to progress with Erdrique (Level 23 Rogue/Primal Avatar) by completing all of the heroic level quests on elite, I came up on the quests out in the Inspired Quarter.  So, I recently took Erdrique through the original quests out there: The Shipwrecked Spy, Dream Conspiracy, Finding the Path, I Dream of Jeets, and The Mindsunder.  The next series of quests that continue this storyline are those from The Dreaming Dark pack and start with the quest Eye of the Titan.
Eye of the Titan is a unique quest because you travel through the memory of a warforged titan.  The quest is located in the Inpsired Quarter and the quest give is Lord Gerald Goodblade.  You encounter the good lord while is beckoning for people to come over and inspect his latest find, a deactivated warforged titan that is just sitting down slumped against a wall.  Goodblade mentions that when you look into the eyes of the warforged titan you can experience its memories.

The quest starts as entering the memory of the warforged titan.  As you enter the memory, you are attacked by the quori and you quickly realize that you aren’t the only one exploring the memories of this warforged titan.  After the initial battle, you follow the warforged titan as it battles the forces of the ancient giant civilization and you get a glimpse of the ancient quori war and invasion and you see the Stormreaver come out and defeat the warforged titan.  You also learn about an artifact called the interdiction lens that was evidently used by the Stormreaver and the Truthful One to dive back the quori.  As you learn about this development, you also realize that the quori are looking for this artifact and they want to destroy it.

Erdrique exploring the memory of an ancient warforged titan.

As you progress through the warforged titan’s memory, you are attacked by the forces of the quori which include dream reavers, dream scourges, and dream crawlers.  Once you memory is finished and you watch the Stormreaver defeat the warforged titan you are assaulted by waves of the quori, who appear to be holding you in this memory because they don’t want anyone to know what they are up to and want to eliminate you.  After you defeat the waves of the quori, you continue on and have a final encounter with the Watcher of Dreams (a wraith like creature) and they you can enter the edge of the memory and come back to the real plane.

The entire time you are in the quest, the edges are surrounded by a haze, making it feel like you are indeed in someone’s memory.  The quest is linear but can get buggy if the warforged titan has trouble with its pathing.  The quest is level 19 on normal, making it a level 21 quest on elite.  I have always found this quest fun and interesting, although not very complicated at all.

After you complete this quest, you can then book passage to the Isle of Forgotten Dreams where Goodblade found the warforged titan.  This also allows you to complete the rest of the series, which isn’t ran all that much anymore.  The other quests include Reclaiming Memories, Mining for Ancient Secrets, The Dreaming Dark, and Raiding the Giant’s Vault.

If you want to do a quest chain that is off the beaten path, I would recommend the Inspired Quarter and the Dreaming Dark.  In particular, take a walk through Eye of the Titan.  Not too often you get the chance to enter the memory of a ferocious warrior!!  Thanks for reading everybody and happy hunting out in the Isle of Forgotten Dreams!!

 

Mistress Orphne fooled by the Inspired Quarter?

The other day I blogged about Rimuldar and his runs through Epic VON 1 and VON 2.  However, as we started VON 2, I started to think about something concerning Mistress Orphne.  According to Marek, Mistress Orphne was a fearsome sorceress that was tricked by the cult better known as the Inspired Quarter. 

Our adventures eventually lead us to deal with the Inspired Quarter in Stormreach when Graden Wylkes is concerned about some suspicious activity in the Stormreach Harbor.  Turns out that Graden was correct, the Inspired Quarter have created a foothold in the Harbor and as a result they have started to take over a number of various people by entering their dreams. 

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Load screen from VON 2: The Prisoner, courtesy of the DDOWiki.

It just makes me wonder how exactly a nobleman/coinlord such as Graden can realize that something is amiss while a powerful sorceress such as Mistress Orphne was fooled.  Was there some other stronger agent of the Inspired sent to take control of the powerful Mistress?  If so why?  How is it that Graden was able to suspect that something was wrong?  Is he more than what he seems?  Questions, questions, and more questions…

Something ponder.  Thanks for reading and wondering all.  Get back to the questing and happy hunting!!