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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Who is Commander Errulf?

Well, here is yet another blog post on an aspect of the Sands of Menechtarun.  This time I would like to focus on one of the rare encounters you might stumble upon, Commander Errulf.  Commander Errulf is a firebrand gnoll who can be located in small camp just above the quest entrance to Maraud the Mines.  He shares time at this location with Lieutenant Ayurro (who you will see much more often).  Commander Errulf is well known because his chest has the potential to drop the boots, Firestorm Greaves.

So besides being a powerful and vicious gnoll in the Firebrand Camp of the desert, who is Commander Errulf?  We know practically nothing about this particular gnoll and we can’t really determine a whole lot of his backstory from the desert itself or from Maraud the Mines or Chains of Flames, the two quests that feature the Firebrand Gnolls.  From his rank, I’m guessing that Commander Errulf is the leading officer for the Firebrand Gnoll forces that guards the perimeter of their territory and the entrance to the Burning Mountain.  I’m also assuming that because he tends to share time at his post with Lieutenant Ayurro, that he likes to make rounds around the perimeter to make sure his forces are staying vigilant.

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However, how did Errulf obtain his rank?  It is known that gnolls are generally quite aggressive and crave the hunt and they routinely fight each other to establish dominance.  It is also well known that gnolls are very loyal to their family and to those they have considered to be friends, even with the constant in-fighting for dominance.  Therefore it is possible that Errulf raised to his position by simply being the strongest in his clan or pack within the Firebrand Gnolls.  I’m not entirely sure how structured their military institution is, but I can see gnolls having battles to determine rank, especially ranks for higher levels within the military structure.  I also wouldn’t be surprised that being a member of a high ranking family also influences a standing an individual gnoll would received within their clan.

Therefore, it makes me wonder if Commander Errulf is related to General Muurajha or possibly General Hruvayah.  I don’t think this relationship would be paternal because gnolls don’t typically have a long life span (30 years or so).  However, it is possible that Errulf is a sibling of these higher ranking gnolls or even possibly a cousin.

What is clear is that Commander Errulf seems to hold an important position, even being responsible for guarding some high profile pieces of loot.

So, what do you think is Commander Errulf’s background.  Thanks for reading and happy hunting in the desert!!

Runs Over January 11th to 13th

Well, the weekend from January 11th to January 13th was more productive than the weekend previous.  The first thing I did was to complete the quest Lord of Eyes with Erdrique (Level 23 Bard/Fatesinger) and Sttollen (Level 22 Rogue/Shadowdancer) on elite which also closed out the story arc for the Reign of Madness.  Erdrique wand up looting Belashyrra’s Cleansed Scepter in the end quest.  As quest rewards for completing the Reign of Madness story arc, Erdrique picked up the rune arm Glorious Obscenity and Sttollen picked up Fleshshaper’s Brigadine.  I then took Erdrique and Sttollen into the Sands of Menechtarun where they picked up another 502 gnoll slayers and hit the 3,000 slayer mark completing that portion of the slayer quests.  They also picked up another 45 slayers in scorrow.  During this run they took down Commander Errulf, Vorvand Darkfur, Utach Sandcrawl, and Stinkpelt.  That closed out my runs for Friday night.

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Erdrique preparing to finish the quest Lord of Eyes.

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Erdrique hunting gnolls in the desert.

On Saturday night, I took Erdrique and Sttollen into the quest Good Intentions.  It was the first time I tried this quest.  I remembered reading about it and how it contains a lot of constructs.  Boy, was that not overstated.  Even being level 23, Erdrique wound up getting kicked twice, primarily because I just wasn’t prepared for what to expect.  However, I did get through it.  Erdrique would up looting the Dashing Gloves while Sttollen picked up the Ring of Prowess.  I then took Erdrique and Sttollen back out into the Sands of Menechtarun to get some more slayers, focusing this time on the scorrow.  They picked up another 133 slayers and came across Volrune and Utach Sandcrawl.  I then started to run down the level 18 quests in the Adventure Compendium and the first quest in line was Terminal Delirium.  I wasn’t quite looking forward to this run.  I entered the quest and immediately ran into trouble with the beholders and medusa combinations.  I immediately got obliterated and re-started the quest.  I then made it to the mirror portion of the quest and then got punished rather harshly.  Needless to say it don’t go well.  I decided to call it a night at that point.

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Encountering many constructs in Good Intentions.

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Going hunting for some scorrow in the desert.

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Erdrique isn’t liking the looks of this in Terminal Delirium.

Sunday night I logged on with Tuhnn (Bladeforged, Level 17).  I didn’t do anything substantial with him, just worked on favor.  He completed the quests Stealthy Repossession, Smuggler’s Warehouse, Recovering the Lost Time, and Missing in Action.  he also collected another 165 slayers in Cerulean Hills.  During these adventures he picked up several monster manual deeds: Orc Exterminator 1 (1,110 experience) and Human Hunter (444 experience),  That closed out my weekend.

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Tuhnn finishing up Stealthy Repossession.

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Tuhnn making his way through the Smuggler’s Warehouse.

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Tuhnn working his way through Recovering the Lost Tome.

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Tuhnn looking for the lost part in Missing in Action.

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Tuhnn doing some hunting in the Cerulean Hills.

Thanks for reading everybody and I hope everybody had a great weekend worth of questing.  Happy hunting!!

What is the history of the Windlasher Gnolls?

I have mentioned a number of times how much I like the Sands of Menechtarun.  I find the quests out there fun to do, the wilderness area fun to explore, and lore for the entire area extremely interesting.  I have written in the past about the various factions that an explorer can expect to encounter in this area and how I believe they might interact with other.  However, there are so many questions that are still left unanswered.  Primarily, questions about the culture and the history of how the area became settled are still unknown.

One of the things I’m curious about is the history of the Windlasher Gnolls.  I’m assuming that a scouting party of gnolls made their way to the Windlasher Canyon of Menechtarun.  My suspicion is that this happened after King Raiyum pretty much devastated his kingdom and raised himself to be a lich.  I’m guessing the leaders of the Windlasher Gnolls such as Den Mother Fheena, Den Mother Yheeroua, Yurrugh the Swift, Zheeregh the Summoner, Ruuh–Ooru the Packmaster, and Uneeou made some type offer to King Raiyum. I’m guessing that Windlasher Gnolls offered to maintain and protect the king’s ruins and his secrets.  I’m also guessing they agreed to help augment the King’s military of undead servants and other planar warriors, primarily mephits.

Of course, this assumes that these talks between King Raiyum and the Windlasher Gnoll clan were relatively recent in comparison to our own adventurers showing up in Stormreach.  It is very possible that the Windlasher Gnolls may have been inhabiting this area for many generations and that the ancestors of the current leaders of the Windlasher Gnolls were the ones to strike up the deal with King Raiyum when he was still a living being.  If this is indeed the case, then this implies that the gnolls have maintained a fairly loyal relationship with the King, which I don’t find reasonable.  Gnolls are naturally violent, territorial, and clanish with various members within the pack continuously jockeying for power.  I find it highly reasonable that the Windlasher Gnolls are biding their time and waiting for a power grab of some sort.  Of course this whole situation probably got more complicated when Raiyum brought Queen Lailat into the mix and now the Windlasher had to contend with her, the Firebrand Gnolls, and the Scorrow.

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Pondering the Windlasher Gnolls.

Oh, so many questions and so many answers.  I wonder if our adventurers ever stumble upon any journals or tomes of history for these clans when they encounter them.  Of course I’m not certain how well gnolls can write, but I’ m sure some of them can since some are casters.  I wonder…

Thanks for reading everbody.  Happy hunting in the Sands of Menechtarun.

Quest Runs Over the Week December 29th to January 3rd

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.

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Erdrique hunting for some dragon gems in Gianthold.

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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 :).

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Erdrique making his way through the Stealer of Souls.

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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.

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Lorrikk taking on the challenges of Threnal.

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Lorrikk exploring the Red Fens.

I hope everybody else had a great week!!  Thanks for reading and happy hunting!!

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!!

 

 

 

Another Look Back, April 15th to April 17th

My quest runs over this weekend were light but it was still quite a busy weekend.  I was only able to get any questing done on Friday, April 15th.  The day started with a dual boxing session with Stoorage and Charlock; both are working on the Red Fens.  During their explorations of that mystical swamp, Stoorage and Charlock picked up 14 more slayers.  Unfortunately I didn’t have a lot of time to explore in the morning.

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Stoorage dealing with the enemies of the Red Fens.

When I got home from work on Friday afternoon, I logged on with Erdrique who continued his assault on the Sands of Menechtarun.  With this excursion, he accrued 312 more gnoll slayers, 102 more scorrow, and 110 more undead.  He also defeated the rare encounters: Whirling Ozann, Haraja, Lieutenant Ayurro, Mendexethazz, Volrune, Utach, and Den Mother Fheena.

Erdrique taking on the gnolls of the desert.

Later that night I took Erdrique into the Ruins of Gianthold (Epic).  While out there I picked up 27 epic giant slayers and 28 epic other slayers.  I also found the 12th teaching f the Truthful One.  Those slayers netted me 10 and 25 slayer marks for both races.  I then entered the quest Return to A Cabal for One.  As Erdrique made his way through the quest (he was doing in on epic hard), he did suffer a defeat at the first named fight but the rest of the quest went smoothly.  He completed the optional objective for defeating Olos Nobroc.  I also picked up four mysterious remnants and 29 commendations of valor as a quest reward.

Erdrique encountering some giants out in the Ruins of Gianthold (Epic).

Erdrique making his way through the Return to A Cabal for One.

Those were the only runs I was able to complete over the weekend.  Saturday, April 16th, was the third Saturday of the month which my wife and I use for a weekend date night and I simply didn’t find any time to log in on Sunday :(.  With that said, I still had a good weekend of question.

Thanks for reading everybody and happy hunting!!