Hitting Up Some Quests, January 29 to February 4

Well, this past week was much more productive than the week prior.  I didn’t get a chance to kick off the week until Monday.  I started Monday afternoon by taking Breyy (Level 7 Artificer) out into wilds of Korthos Island.  He collected 93 more slayers while out there.  After I ran Breyy, I logged on with Erdrique (Level 10 Bard) and Sttollen (Level 11 Rogue) and ran the quest The Graverobber.  While running The Graverobber on elite, Erdrique picked up 28 mysterious remnants while Sttollen picked up 76.  The run went fairly smoothly.  Monday night, I took Burlland (Level 15 Purple Dragon Knight) out into Korthos Island and collected 415 slayers, defeated Vekz Spluhr and Ciccic twice, hit the 400 and  750 slayer award mark, collected all rare encounters, and picked up the monster manual deed for human exterminator for 330 experience.  After he finished the Korthos Island slayer area, I took Burlland out into the Cerulean Hills.  Burlland collected the 10, 25, 50, 100, and 200 slayer marks.  He also located all of the explorers and took out Thaalan, Ebony, Lotigath, Kargoth, and Twinfang.  Burlland also collected two monster manual deeds one exterminator deed for orcs (gained 1,100 experience) and another one for fiendish lion (2,200 experience).  I did this while also playing during our weekly digital table top game.

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Breyy takes his time to explore Korthos Island.

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Erdrique exploring the Graverobber.

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Burlland exploring Korthos Island.

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Burlland taking in the sights of the Cerulean Hills.

I started out on Tuesday by logging in with Erdrique and Sttollen and taking them into the Searing Heights for my slayer run.  They took out Itharn Ushu, Shute Ruggzen, Giallo, and Ghamzee and collected another 194 slayers.  After that run, I logged on with Hamllin (Level 20 Fighter) and attempted to do Demon Assault on elite once again.  I haven’t had much luck on this lately and this go around wasn’t any different.  I had some buggy AI issues with my hirelings and went down in a flame of glory :).  I did collect a monster manual deed for dretch hunter though.  That was the last run I was able to try on Tuesday.

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Erdrique making his way through Searing Heights.

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Hamllin and his party preparing for Demon Assault.

On Wednesday, I took Kolll (Level 22 Ranger/Shiradi Champion) into the King’s Forest where he collected 38 slayers, defeated at least five dire bears, and picked up two commendations for the villagers of Eveningstar by completing the random encounter for The Antidote which all finished all of his random encounters for the Villagers of Eveningstar.  Shortly after than run, I logged on with Erdrique and Sttollen and I took them through The Missing Party quest in the Delera’s chain.  I completed the optional objectives for slaying all of the Omaren guardians.  I called it a night after that run to spend date night with my beautiful wife :).

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Kolll hunting in the King’s Forest.

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Erdrique pulling a switch in The Missing Party.



I didn’t get a chance to run a slayer run or a mid-day run on Thursday but I did long on Thursday night with Breyy.  I took back into Korthos and completed the quests Stopping the Sahaugin, Necromancer’s Doom, and Sacrifices.  As I made my way from quest to quest I picked up 39 more slayers in Korthos Island.  For Sacrifices, I completed the optional objective to free all of the slaves, slaying Drenyl Fallow, and defeating the arcane skeleton.

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Making our way through Stopping the Sahaugin.

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Breyy looking for the ward in Necromancer’s Doom.

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Breyy making his way through the quest Sacrifices.


I didn’t log on Friday night, as I fell asleep and before new it it was 2:30 am, lol.  But I did get on Saturday night.  I logged on with Erdrique and Sttollen once again and this time I got up with Wasabisan and we headed off into The Pit on elite.  We had an interesting time in there but we wound up completing it with just a little bit of an issue in the electricity room.  We completed the optional objectives for slaying Chieftain Ryssyssal, slaying High Priest Shylssass, slaying the Avatar of Juiblex, and destroying some eggs.  Erdrique picked up a monster manual deed for troglodyte exterminator II (netting him 1,380 experience) and he also picked up a total of 27 mysterious remnants.  Sttollen, looted a Docent of Acid and a Muck’s Doom (which I passed on to Wasabisan).

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Erdrique making his way through the Pit.

So overall, not a bad week.  Not as full as my  typical set of week’s but I still had a nice variety of runs.  I hope everybody else had a nice set of runs as well.  Thanks for reading and happy hunting!!


Making His Way Through Korthos and Starting in on the Harbor, Quest Runs over the Weekend October 3 to October 5

The questing over this past weekend, as you can imagine, was primarily dominated by me taking Erdrique (Level 2 Monk) around Korthos Island and the Stormreach Harbor.  However, prior to that run, I took Kolll (Level 21 Ranger/Shiradi Champion) into the King’s Forest for my morning slayer run event.  After taking Kolll around the wilds of the King’s Forest I logged out to go to work.  That afternoon, I logged back on with Hamllin (Level 11 Fighter) and I took him out into Tangleroot Gorge to get closer to maxing that area out.  After a run through their, and finding my last rare encounter, I headed out to Threnal and completed the Missing Expedition.  I was also pleasantly surprised that I was joined by a PUG member (I had put the group up in the LFM panel) and we made our way through the quest with little difficulty.  I then logged out for awhile to take of dinner and a few other things.

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Kolll fighting the drow in the King’s Forest.

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Hamllin taking care of the trogs in Tangleroot.

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Hamllin dealing with a rust monster in Threnal.

Friday night, I logged back on with Erdrique.  I was joined up with Hellshield and then we headed out into the wilds of Korthos Island and went through all of those quests on elite.  We completed Redemption, Stopping the Sahaugin, Necromancer’s Doom, Sacrifices, and Misery’s Peak on elite.  We also hunted around the wilderness zone for awhile.  We then traveled over to Stormreach Harbor where we completed Walk the Butcher’s Path on elite as well.  Hellshield then had to log out for the night.  After Hellshield logged out, I went back out to Korthos Island and the wilderness zone and capped that slayer area out.  I then came back to Stormreach and completed the solo quest, The Miller’s Debt.  I then logged out for the night.

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Erd and Hellshield out in Korthos Island.

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Erdrique and Hellshield looking for Lars in Redepmtion.

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Erd and Hell working to defeat the sahaugin.

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Erdrique and Hellshield hoping to find Drusen.

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Freeing prisoners in Sacrifices.

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Making our way through Misery’s Peak.

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Erdrique and Hell Walking the Butcher’s Path.

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Erdrique looking for the Miller.

On Saturday, I brought Erdrique back on and continued to run the quests out in the Stormreach Harbor.  I took Erdrique through the rest of the solo quests: Arachnophobia, Home Sweet Sewer, and An Explosive Situation.  I then took him through his first quest in the Marketplace, Sunken Sewer.  He then ventured over to Baudry Cartamon and completed his string: Protect Baudry’s Interest, Stop Hazadill’s Shipment, and Retrieve the Stolen Goods.  I then completed the night with a run through Stealthy Repossession which I wound up having some difficulty but I still got it done .

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Erdrique helping to get ride of the spiders.

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Time to lure the dogs outside in Home Sweet Sewer.

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Erdrique dealing with the Quickfoot Gang in An Explosive Situation.

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Erdrique battling the undead in the Sunken Sewer.

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Erdrique doing what he can to protect the crate.

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Erdrique working on making it a bad day for Hazadill.

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Erdrique battling Garzad in Retrieve the Stolen Goods.

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Erdrique having some troubles in Stealthy Repossession.

I gave Erdrique a break on Sunday and logged in with Charlock (Level 13 Fighter).  In my attempt to run a few more challenges and in order to obtain guild renown elixirs and other little goodies, I first took him into the quest Extraplanar Palace: Buying Time and completed it on level 12.  After that run, I took Charlock out into the quest Tomb of the Shadow King, the last of the Shadow Crypt flagging quests that he needed.  The quest went fairly smoothly although I did have a typical “goof” moment, which I plan on writing about later this week.  But even with that “goof” I was able to make it through the quest on elite with little problems.  I then started Stormcleave Outpost but had to recall before finishing to head to bed, it just go to late.

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Charlock scoping out the various crystals in Buying Time.

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Fighting the incorporal undead in the Tomb of the Shadow King.

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Charlock enjoying the sunset in Stormcleave Outpost.

So the weekend was a pretty quick one.  I got Erdrique up to level 2 (with level 3 banked) and I”m almost ready to hit level 3.  I also got in a run through a challenge.  I’m looking forward to more questing this week.  I hope you all had a good weekend as well.  Thanks for reading everybody and happy questing!!

A Look Back at My Adventures This Past Week March 24 to March 27

This week I had some interesting runs, primarily dominated with my new half-orc barbarian, Berann (Level 7).  On Sunday, I finally found some time to create Berann.  I used my veteran status to start him out at level 7 and took him to Korthos.  On Monday morning, when I typically do my slayer runs, I realized that Berann couldn’t get into the Korthos wilderness zone, so I started off doing the Korthos Village quests. Berann took on Heyton’s Rest, The Storehouse Secret, and The Cannith Crystal before I needed to head off to work.  I didn’t get on Monday afternoon after work but did log back on Monday night while playing my weekly digital D&D PNP game.  On Monday night, I logged on with Wapoyei (Level 22 Cleric/Exalted Angel) and took him into the Tharashk Arena on epic normal.  The run through Tharashk Arena went extremely smoothly, while using my Onyx panther, owl bear, and my shadowdancer hireling, as well as my summons.  Using Symbol of Persuasion I was able to charm some of the more annoying mobs during the arena fights which helped tremendously.

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Berann exploring and fighting in Heyton’s Crypt.

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Berann working on protecting the Cannith Crystal of Korthos Village.

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Wapoyei and his gang taking on Angog in Tharashk Arena.

On Tuesday, the Turbine was doing some server maintenance so I loaded up Neverwinter Nights II and brought on my Spirit Shaman, Ragnar, and his party and continued on his quest in the Original Campaign.  My hope is to move Ragnar through the OC and the Mask of the Betrayer Campaign and then use him for some of the other custom mods out there.  We’ll see how that goes.  After the maintenance, I had some problems logging into DDO and was forced to skip my afternoon runs, two days in a row .  However, later that night I rebooted my router/modem and was able to log back in with Berann and to take him through The Collaborater, Korthos Island Wildnerness Zone, Redemption, Stopping the Sahaugin, Necromancer’s Doom, and Sacrifices.  Being level 7, he breezed right through them.  Now he only has Misery’s Peak left to complete on Korthos Island.

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Ragnar and his party in NWN II looking at an eerie statue in the graveyard crypts.

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Time to take care of the traitor.

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Berann taking on the scene of Korthos Island.

Berann fighting the sahaugin in Redemption.

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Berann fighting ice mephits in Stopping the Sahaugin.

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Berann working on rescuing Drusen.

Berann rescuing those kidnapped in Korthos, running through Sacrifices.

Wednesday morning, I logged on with Garrrin (Level 21 Barbarian/Fury of the Wild) I took him into the wilds of Gianthold (Heroic).  I’m bound and determined to max that area out .  We’ll see if I get it done for him.  In either case, I took him around for about 15 to 20 minutes and then logged out to head to work.  This time, I was able to log into DDO after work with Hamllin (Level 7) so I took him into Three Barrel Cove and into the the second quest of the Fire Caves, Brood of Flame.  I blitzed through it and after that run, I logged out for the rest of the day to spend night with my wife .

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Garrrin getting a little close to a fire giant in Gianthold.

Hamllin going through Captain Dustdyn’s camp on his way to the Fire Caves.

Hamllin fighting the fire mephits of the Fire Caves in Brood of Flame.

On Thursday, I continued my Three Barrel Cove theme.  For my morning slayer run, I logged on with Stoorage (Level 9 Fighter) and took him around the ramshackle town and to gather some slayers.  Later than afternoon, I brought Erdrique (Level 8 Druid)on and took him into Three Barrel Cove.  He collected some slayers and some rares, including the scorpion Lacerator (who is usually pretty tough for me to find) and then he headed into the Wheeping Cove to do the quest, The Legend of Two-Toed Tobias.  While running through the quest, I discovered something a little interesting.  I learned that undead, well at least skeletons, can be stunned with the spell Salt Spray.  I had some fun with that little trick .  After I pushed through the Wheeping Cove, I logged for a little.  I logged back on later that night with Sludgge (Level 20 Rogue/Shadowdancer) and took him into A Small Problem on epic normal.  The quest went pretty well but I did struggle near the end and got killed so I will have to go back in there to get my revenge.  After that run, I had to call it a night.

Stoorage taking on Scortchtusk in Three Barrel Cove.

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Erdrique traveling in Three Barrel Cove in winter wolf form.

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Erdrique stunning skeletons with salt spray in the Wheeping Cove.

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Kanndar in Three Barrel Cove during a stormy afternoon.
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Sludgge taking on the panthers in Under the Big Top on Epic Normal.

So the runs this week were dominated by Berann, Three Barrel Cove, and few epic runs.  Overall it was a fun set of runs.  Well thanks for reading everybody and happy hunting!!