Another Set of Quest Runs, February 19 to 25

My questing this week was relatively light once again :(.  This was because of a few work related activities that kept me from logging in on Wednesday and Thursday.  Wednesday night is also my weekly date night with my wife so I don’t log into the game for a typical night run but I usually get a chance to run a slayer prior to dinner.  This week though, an ex-coworker of mine retired and his retirement party was on Wednesday and Thursday I was traveling all day and was just too tired to log in.

But, I did get some questing in during the rest of the week.  On Sunday, I logged on with Kanndar (Level 14 Paladin) and I took him into the Ruins of Threnal.  I was running a little short on time and decided to go ahead and complete the set of quests known as the Giant Caves: The Giants’ Lair, The Giants; Supplies, and The Giant Lieutenants.  During these runs, Kanndar picked up a monster manual deed for hill giant hunter which netted him 1,179 experience.

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Kanndar facing off against the fire giants in the fire caves.

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Kanndar battling the giants on his way to destroy some crates.

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Kanndar fighting against a champion in the Giant Caves.

 

Monday, I took Hamllin (Level 20 Fighter/Fatesinger) into the Ruins of Gianthold (Heroic) while I was playing during my weekly digital pen and paper session.  Hamllin collected 80 Storm Fist slayers, 99 Storm Heart slayers, and 116 Storm Eye slayers.  He also came across the rare encounters Zakaya Master Ragath, Expedition Leader Brazwold, Tarmer Stonehoof, Lord Cirrus, and Clan Chief Ogh.

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Hamllin hunting down some fire giants in Giant Hold.

 

I started off on Tuesday by dual boxing with Crawlller (Level 8 Ranger) and Cannock (Level 8 Druid) and did a slayer run in Three Barrel Cove.  They collected 104 slayers during that run and came across the rare encounters for Strinati, Dybesh Relix, Chortle, Brine, and Ithun Orenah.  After that run, I logged on with Erdrique (Level 11 Bard) and Sttollen (Level 12 Rogue)  and I took them into the quest Stromvauld’s Mine.  While in there they completed the optional objectives to slay Milos Baran, Boro Charidan, and Degren Marzat.  For my nightly run, I logged on with Charlock (Level 16 Fighter) and I was joined by Hellfiend and we decided to tackle the Slave Pits of the Undercity on heroic elite.  Charlock collected two monster manual deeds, one for ghast hunter (9,439 experience) and one for rat hunter (1,887 experience).  I’m still learning that quest and so is Hellfiend so it isn’t too surprising to learn that we got roasted in the massive fire trap room.  So we didn’t get the quest completed but we’ll knock it out next time.

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Crawlller battling Brine in Three Barrel Cove.

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Erdrique defeating the drow of Stromvauld’s Mine.

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Charlock preparing to deal with the slavers.

 

Friday night, I logged on with Erdrique and Sttollen, once again, and this time I took into the Xorian Cipher.  To get to the Xorian Cipher, I first completed The Path to Madness on elite and in so doing, Erdrique collected nine mysterious remnants.  While in the Xorian Cipher, Erdrique picked up a monster manual deed for scorrow hunter for 2,260 experience.  Erdrique and Sttollen completed the optional objectives for finding and entering the vault, sealing all of the rifts, and taking out Deathfang, Mastart Markud, Urtyan Markud, and the Vault Guardian.  In the vault, Sttollen picked up a mythic version of the Chaosgarde and a Reaver’s Ring.  Meanwhile, Erdrique picked up a Planar Gird and a mythic version of the Chaos Band.  Erdrique also collected 12 mysterious remnants.

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Erdrique slicing through the path to Xorian Cipher.

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Battling the undead of the Xorian Cipher.

To close out the week, Erdrique and Sttollen started things out by dual boxing Sorrowdusk Isle.  They collected 114 slayers and they both hit the 200 slayer mark as well as finding the rare encounters: Saate, Thanolin, Barxer, and Noozer.  A little while later, I logged on with Kolll (Level 22 Ranger/Shiradi Champion) to get the data I need for my monster manual analysis but after I did that, I took him out into  Tangleroot Gorge because I still have yet to finish that explorer are for him.  While out there, Kolll picked up a monster manual deed for wolf exterminator II and received 1,650 experience.  He also took out Gharjat, Jarak, and Silkweave.  Later on Saturday night, I logged on with Erdrique and Sttollen again and I was joined by Sornea.  I have been trying to get some help with the Temple of Elemental Evil Part 1 and this time I had it :).  So we headed to the Hall of Heroes and then to the Temple.  Erdrique picked up another monster manual deed, this one human exterminator III for 1,695 experience.  He also picked up 27 mysterious remnants.  We had a few deaths but we did complete the quest and completed the optional objectives for 10, 25, 50, 100, and 200 slayers.  After that we called it a night.

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Erdrique making his way through the caves of Sorrowdusk Isle.

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Kolll getting reacquainted with Tangleroot Gorge.

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It is time to go hunting in the Temple of Elemental Evil.

So overall the week was a little shorter than usual but still productive.  I was really grateful for Sornea’s help in getting through the Temple of Elemental Evil.  Now all I need to do is get through the second part :).  Thanks for reading everybody and happy hunting in DDO!!

 

 

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A Rough Week, Questing November 9th to November 12th

Well, this past week was an unusually rough week for me questing wise, overall, and for my blog :(.  I’m not sure what is going on with my blog posts lately.  There appears to be an issue with my screenshots and they appear in my blog posts.  I recently started saving my numerous screenshots at Google Images.  I started doing this because the Photobucket account I have set up for the Crypt Crawlers is full.  That isn’t too surprising since I have been using it for years.  But for some reason, the images are not showing up correctly from the Google Images library.  Although they appear for me perfectly fine, they aren’t showing as viewable objects for other readers or when my blog posts get re-blogged or linked to other media sources.  I’m going to try something a little different in this blog post and hope it works.  I would like to continue to use the Google Images and I have a forum post in the Support section for WordPress so we’ll see if I can get any help.

So those are my woes with the blog, as for questing it has also been a little rougher for me than usual.  Things started out normally on Monday with me slated to Hamllin (Level 17 Fighter) out into the Sands of Menechtarun.  Hamllin recently hit his 1,500 slayer mark in the undead area and is now working on the 1,500 milestone of the scorrow.  I also continued with my slayers that afternoon with Hamllin.  It was later on Monday night when I ran into my first rough patch.  This was entirely on me not planning more appropriately.  I was scheduled to take Kolll (Level 22 Range/Shiradi Champion) through the quest Chains of Flame.  I planned on doing this on epic normal because Monday night is also our digital PNP night.  So I knew my attention would be split between both games.  However, I under estimated how much attention was needed during this particular session.  I also started questing in the Chains of Flame later than I had anticipated.  To make a long story short, I actually ran out of time when I was about 3/4 of the way through quest :(.  It was almost 12:30 am by the time I got to that point so I decided to call it a night.  I’ll just have to plan better next time.

Hamllin collecting slayers in the desert.

Hamllin continuing in the Desert.

Kolll making his way to the Burning City.

Tuesday was a better day.  I started out the day with another slayer run, as typical, by dual boxing with Suppply (Level 10 Paladin) from my premium account and Harrgon (Level 11 Favored Soul) from VIP account.  I took them into the Sorrowdusk Isle wilderness area to work on those slayers.  During the afternoon, I logged on with Erdrique (Level 23 Rogue/Primal Avatar) and I took him into the High Road and I completed the quest The End of the Road on heroic elite to finish off that story arc.  That night, I found myself with another opportunity to do some dual boxing.  I was scheduled to play Kanndar (Level 13 Paladin) from my VIP account so I also logged on Stoorage (Level 13 Fighter) from my premium account.  I was also joined by Twotoe and Rewbeey and we made our way through The Shadow Crypt, Stromvauld’s Mine, and The Haunted Library on elite before we called it a night.

Suppply battling the ogres of Sorrowdusk Isle.

Erdrique exploring in the High Road.

Erdrique taking on Shadowpaw in The End of the Road.

Kanndar making his way through the Shadow Crypt.

Kanndar fighting a huge scorpion in Stromvauld’s Mine.

Kanndar coming face to face with a clay golem in the Haunted Library.

I was fortunate enough to have Wednesday off because of the Veteran’s day holiday.  I took that opportunity to take Wapoyei (Level 24 Cleric/ Divine Crusader) around the High Road adventure area.  I was able to find all of Oriphaun’s Journal entries except for two, so that was good.  I gathered quite a bit of experience during that run.  In the afternoon, I took Hamllin back out into the Sands of the Menechtarun for some more slayers.  I didn’t complete any more runs that night because the rest of the night I spent with my wife for date night :).

Wapoyei battling the Netherese in the High Road.

Hamllin hunting the scorrow in Desert.

Now Thursday was just a day that was more like a comedy of errors.  I was scheduled to take Sludgge (Level 22 Rogue/Shadowdancer) through the Ruins of Gianthold for my morning slayer run but for some reason I couldn’t log in that morning.  I know a few others also had the problem as well.  Then after I got home I had more loggin issues as I was supposed to take Erdrique out into the Stormhorns for the second quest out there.  However, by the time I had everything situated it was too late to run anything because I had to prepare for dinner.  So, I’ll have to make those runs up over the weekend.  The rough patch continued Thursday night though.  I had decided that the next time I was going to run Hamllin, I was going to take him through the Temple of Elemental Evil on elite for the favor.  Well, I also knew that the Temple of Elemental Evil was a long quest and it had been a while since I was in there.  But I figured with Hamllin being level 17 that I could push through it quickly.  Boy, I was wrong on that aspect.  While I was trying to move through the Temple relatively quickly I just gathered way too much aggro and would up getting overwhelmed.  I tried it twice before I ran out of time once again and had to log out for the night.  Thursday was just a rough day, lol.

Hamllin hunting in the Temple of Elemental Evil.

So, the week wasn’t as positive for my quest runs as it normally is.  And my blog post issues has been irritating.  I guess all of my week’s of questing and DDO activity can’t be flawless :P.  In any case, I’m hoping for a better weekend of questing and I’m hoping to get the image issues with the blog corrected.  Thanks for reading everybody and happy hunting this weekend!!

Challenge Type Weekend, Quest Runs Aug 21 to Aug 23

Over the weekend, I ran quite a number of challenges with Erdrique (Level 17 Rogue) as I continue to work on gathering ingredients to upgrade my Spare Hand and Ring of the Stalker.  However, prior to hitting up those challenges, I started my questing on Friday morning by taking Charlock (Level 14 Fighter) out into the Red Fens.  Charlock is slowly gaining ground out there with his slayers but still has a long way to go before he maxes that area out.  I didn’t get a chance to log on during the afternoon but to make up for that quest run I missed, to start the Friday night out, I logged on with Hamllin (Level 16 Fighter) and I took him out through Ataraxia’s Haven to hunt down some more rares and slayers.  After I moved Hamllin through Ataraxia’s Haven, I then logged on with Erdrique and took him for his slayer run out into the Red Fens.  Erdrique is much further along that Charlock and is well over 5,000 slayers.  It shouldn’t take him much longer to get to that 7,500 slayer mark.  I then too Erdrique into the Cannith Challenge Extraplanar Palace: Dragon’s Hoard and then I took him into the Lordsmarch Plaza and the Harbor to complete the quest Blockade Buster on elite.  I called it a night after the I took down the Droaam blockade.

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Charlock dealing with the sahuagin in the ruined Raveneye village in the Red Fens.

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Hamllin preparing to fighting the duergar.

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Erdrique coming on down to defend the kobolds in the Dragon’s Hoard.

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Erdrique battling the forces of the Droaam in the Stormreach Harbor.

Now Saturday was a little unusual for me.  I had originally planned this Saturday to be a date night with my wife.  My wife had to work during the day and because I was able to get ahead in my yard work and my chores, I took the liberty to log in sporadically throughout the day on Saturday.  As a result, I ran through the Cannith Challenge Lava Caves: Colossal Crystal five times with Erdrique in order to gather more ingredients.  Those were the only runs I was able to knock out on Saturday.

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Erdrique watching the kobold do his work in the Lava Caves.

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Erdrique dealing with a drow rogue in the Lava Caves.

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Erdrique waiting for the kobolds to collect the Progenitor crystal.

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Erdrique moving to take care of the rude cloud giant.

Sunday, like Saturday, I was able to log in throughout the afternoon while my wife was at work.  This time I took Erdrique through the Cannith Challenge Extraplanar Palace: Labor Shortage.  During some of these runs, I grouped up with Okhamel who was doing the same type of thing me, logging in throughout the day between chores.  All told I ran seven iterations of the Labor Shortage challenge.  Later that night, I had a change of pace.  I logged on with Suppply (Level 9 Paladin) and took him through The Depths of Darkness on elite and then I grouped up with Khameltoe and Clairique and we knocked out Stromvauld’s Mine and Stormcleave on elite.

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Erdrique dealing with the mephits and ice flenser in Labor Shortage.

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Erdrique and his owlbear dealing with the animated armor in Labor Shortage.

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Erdrique and Okhamel fighting the powerful spectral dragon in Labor Shortage.

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Erdrique and Okhamel making their way through Labor Shortage.

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Erdrique taking down the raksasha in the Extraplanar Palace: Labor Shortage.

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Suppply preparing for the undead in the Depths of Darkness.

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Suppply and his group fighting a scorpion in Stromvauld’s Mine.

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Suppply andh his party making themselves known in Stormcleave.

It was a fun weekend overall.  I only need to make my way through Kobold Island: The Disruptor now and I will have enough ingredients to upgrade that Spare Hand and Ring of the Stalker.  Hopefully I can make time for that this week because I would like to have that upgraded.  I hope everybody else had a fun weekend as well.  Thanks for reading everybody and happy hunting in the challenges!!

An Active Weekend, Quest Runs June 12th to June 14th

I must say that this past weekend was a relatively busy weekend for me in DDO.  As usual, the main focus was completing some quests and activities with Erdrique (Level 11 Rogue), but I did get a chance to play two other characters as well, Larrs (Level 21 Bard/Fatesinger) and Charlock (Level 14 Fighter).  My weekend actually started by taking Larrs through a morning slayer run of the Ruins of Gianthold prior to heading out to work.  Larrs is still diligently working on his 1,500 slayer mark out there for the Stormfist horde.  After he reaches that, I might transfer his slayer efforts to one of the epic zones, probably the King’s Forest.  Later that afternoon, I took Erdrique into House Deneith and picked up the Sentinels of Stormreach chain.  I then headed out to the Searing Heights to tackle the first quest of that chain, the Bargain of Blood.  The Sentinel Series was one of the last set of level 7 quests I needed to finish up on.  After a short break, I relogged on with Erdrique and leveled up from 10 to 11 and then I upgraded my Ring of the Stalker and my Spare Hand as well as upgrading a number of my other items by pulling things out of true reincarnation cache, purschasing some upgrades from the auction house, and by crafting upgrades with the Cannith Crafting system.  I did this while chatting with Hellsdemon and when I finally finished I headed off to complete the rest of the House Deneith Sentinel Series by completing the Black Loch, Storm the Beaches, and The Tide Turns on elite.  All of those runs went smoothly, besides my hireling cleric getting stomped on a couple of times.  I then closed out the night by running through Sorrowdusk Isle for some slayers and rares.

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Larrs taking the time to preform on the run in the Gianthold.

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Erdrique enjoying taking the First Mate for a Trip in Bargain of Blood.

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Erdrique is eager to upgrade his gear!!

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Erdrique exploring the mysteries of the Black Loch.

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Erdrique doing his best to Storm the Beach!!

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And Erdrique thought he was done with the zombie pirates when he went through the Black Loch.

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Erdrique closing out the night with a run through Sorrowdusk Isle.

On Saturday, I logged on with Erdrique and got up with Hellbanisher and Twotoe and we completed a number of quests.  The first quest we completed was Taming the Flames on elite.  Again, one of those few level 7 quests I still needed to put away.  After we completed Taming the Flames, Hellbanisher switched characters to Helldemons and we then hit up the last two level 7 quests I needed, Tear of Dhakaan and Gwylan’s Stand.  But runs were extremely productive, even with being a couple of levels higher than the quest (level 9 compared to level 11).  Once we finished up with Gwylan’s Stand, Hell decided to call it a night but Twotoe and I continued on.  We first went to the Anvil Fire Inn, and entered the quest Stromvauld’s Mine.  We must have gotten a nice random pull because all of the engineers and gems were relatively easy to find, making the quest easy to get through.  We then decided to take the on the next level 8 quest in there, Stormcleave.  By the time we finished up with that, I was ready to call it a night myself.

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Battling the elementals in Taming the Flames.

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Erdrique going to work in Tear of Dhakaan.

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The Crypt Crawlers coming across some spiders in Gwylan’s Stand.

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Erdrique and Twotoe making their way through Stromvauld’s Mine.

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Erdrique making his way through the outskirts of Stormcleave Outpost.

On Sunday, I logged on with Erdrique a couple of time throughout the day to do some more runs through Sorrowdusk Isle.  He is now working on his last slayer mark (1,500 slayers) and only needs one more rare encounter (the specter).  That night I logged on with Charlock and was joined by Khamels and we ventured into Faithful Departed and then headed over to the Caverns of Korromar and completed those quests on elite (they were some of the last level 8 quests Charlock needed).  Now Charlock is ready to continue with Threnal.

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Erdrique looking at the ruins above in Sorrowdusk Isle.

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Charlock slicing through some scorpions in Faithful Departed.

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Charlock being stoned in Caverns of Korromar :).

All in all, a pretty nice weekend indeed.  I hope everybody else had a great weekend as well.  Thanks for reading and happy hunting!!

A Mixture of Runs, Questing May 11th to May 14th

I had a nice variety of quest runs last week which all started out with a typical Monday morning slayer run with Cantlin (Level 12) who is working on completing his slayer and rare encounters out in Sorrowdusk Isle.  Cantlin still needs quite a bit out there, so the jungle foliage of Sorrowdusk can expect to be singed some more as he continues on his trek :).  Later that afternoon, I took Hamllin (Level 16) fighter back out into the Red Fens, where he is working on his 3,000 slayer mark.  Needless to say, he still has quite a bit left to slay before he hits that mark.  On Monday night, I logged on with Lorrikk (Level 12 Monk) and I took him through the quest Stromvauld’s Mine.  One of the thing’s with Stromvauld’s Mine is being able to find all of the miners (and if your luck, the gems) in your first run through of the map because in almost every instance you wind up over looking one and having to back track up the mine before to locate the one or two you missed so you can finish the quest.  However, luckily for me I was able to actually find all of the gems before entering the main chamber of the mine and had no issues finding the killed miners, so it was a really smooth run!!

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Cantlin exploring Sorrowdusk Isle.

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Hamllin continues his exploration of the Red Fens.

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Lorrikk making his way through Stromvauld’s Mine.

I logged on with a higher level character to get things kicked off for Tuesday and for my morning slayer runs with Larrs (Level 20 Bard/Fatesinger).  Larrs is currently working on the Ruins of Gianthold (Heroic) slayers and I was able to notch up a few more slayers for him before I headed off to work.  That afternoon, I logged on with Erdrique (Level 9 Rogue) and I took him through the The Chamber of Insanity.  I didn’t run into any issues as I moved Erdrique through the quest.  Later that night I logged on with Garrrin (Level 22 Barbarian/Fury of the Wild) and some interesting times in VON 3 on epic hard, but I did get through it!!

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Larrs making his way through the Ruins of Gianthold.

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Erdrique making his way through the Chamber of Insanity.

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Garrrin rocked by an explosion in VON 3.

Wednesday was a light day, as is typical for me when it comes to the middle of week.  Early in the morning, I took Containment (Level 6 Cleric) out into Tangleroot Gorge and continued to harass the hobgbolin’s that have made it their home.  In the afternoon, I logged on with Hamllin and took him back out into the swamps of the Red Fens.  After I made my circuit through the Red Fens, I then called it a night.

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Containment works through Tangleroot Gorge.

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Hamllin feather falling to take down some enemies in the Red Fens.

Thursday was a little more exciting, as I took Charlock (Level 14 Fighter) out into Sorrowdusk Isle for some slayers.  That afternoon, I brought Erdrique back on and took him into the Lair of Summoning.  Later on that night, I logged on with Cantlin, who I started the week out with, and took him through a few quests.  First I completed Dead Predators on elite and then I moved off to House Deneith to work on the Bounty Hunter on elite.  I then brought Cantlin back o House Jorasco and completed the Graverobber on elite and ended the night with yet some more slayers in Sorrowdusk Isle.

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Charlock enjoying his battles in the Red Fens.

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Erdrique battling his way through the Lair of Summoning.

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Cantlin making his way through the quest Bounty Hunter.

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Cantlin battling a wight priest in Dead Predators.

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Anybody up for roasted zombie?

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Cantlin enjoying the sunset in Sorrowdusk Isle.

So overall, it was a nice little mixture of quest runs.  I hope everybody else had some fun last week as well!!  Thanks for reading and happy hunting!!

Getting Some Questing Done Over the Holidays, Quest Runs December 22 to December 25

Well, as you can imagine, this is another week of some unusual questing activities for me, primarily because of my holiday schedule.  With that said, my questing began as it usually does for the week with some slayer runs with Suppply (Level 9 Paladin) through the Three Barrel Cove Wilderness area priory to heading out to work.  That afternoon I took Hamllin (Level 14 Fighter) out into the Sands of Menechtarun and completed the quest The Chamber of Kourush with another pugger helping me out.  Later that night, I logged on with Rimuldar (Level 23 Wizard/Magister) and I took him into Servants of Overlord on epic normal.  I had expected on having some difficulties in here.  However, with my onyx panther, my two owlbears, an exalted angel hireling, and his living meteor storm I didn’t have as many difficulties as I had expected.  Even being distracted with from my Monday night digital PNP group I still wound up having little difficulty.  After that I called it a night.

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Suppply taking in the scene in Three Barrel Cove.

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Hammy making his way through the Sands of Menechtarun.

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Hamllin taking on the Tomb of the Astrologer.

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Rimuldar making his way through the Servants of the Overlord.

Tuesday also started off normally.  I was scheduled to take Wapoyei (Level 23 Cleric/Exalted Angel) out into the High Road.  After collecting a few slayers I logged out and didn’t log back in until after I got back from work with Erdrique (Level 11 Monk) and took him out into Stromvauld’s Mine on elite.  I had a fun time battling the various drow forces in the mine and didn’t run into any problems locating the miners or the gems during this particular run.  That night, I logged on with Containment (Level 6 Cleric) and was joined by Izetea and we battled our way through the Waterworks Story arc on elite to rescue Arlos and to discover Venn’s Fate: Waterworks Slayers, The Kobold’s Den: Clan Gnashtooth, The Kobold’s Den: Rescuring Arlos, Venn’s Trail: Clan Tunnelworm, Venn’s Trail: Venn’s Fate.  I was able to gather enough experience to move Containment from level 5 to level 6 and was lucky to realize it before I lost experience.  I called it a night after this run.

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Wapoyei trying to enjoy the tranquility of the High Road.

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Erdrique fighting a drow barbarian shaman in Stromvauld’s Mine.

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Containment and Izetea exploring Clan Gnashtooth’s lair.

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Containment and Izetea looking for Arlos.

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Exploring the lair of Clan Tunnelworm.

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Containment locating Venn’s Corpse.

On Wednesday, Christmas Eve, I logged on early in the day since I had the day off at work.  I took Erdrique into Sorrowdusk Isle and continued my slayer and rare encounters out there.  I then headed out to Threnal and completed the last quest in the Western Threnal series: Secure the Area and all of Eastern Threnal (The Library of Threnal, Escort the Expedition, and Hold for Reinforcements).  I was quite surprised with Hold for Reinforcements.  I ran into a number of difficulties in this quest, which surprised me.  I was expecting on having a fairly easy time in here because of the changes made to Coyle.  However, I was handily defeated as the spawn rate of the enemies seemed to be too much for my character to handle.  They just seemed to spawn more quickly then the last time I was in here.  However, I just think I was really under prepared.  The second attempt I made went much smoother and by downing some haste potions I was able to complete the quest with little difficulty.  I just think the combination of monster champions, my lack of proper preparation, and my assumption of it being easy led to my first demise.  Lesson learned!! :).

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Erdrique dealing death in Sorrowdusk Isle.

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Erdrique battling the ice flenser, Zelnath in Secure the Area.

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Erdrique fighting Basthuul in The Library of Threnal.

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Erdrique working on taking Coyle and his group to the Library.

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Erdrique preparing to deal with Basthuul once again in Holding for Reinforcements.

I didn’t log in at all on Christmas Day, instead spending the day and night with my family.  So those were my runs over the week.  Pretty solid runs and I look forward to continuing those runs over the weekend and into the following week and taking advantage of the experience bonus :).  I hope everybody else had a strong week’s of questing as well.  Thanks for reading and happy hunting everybody!!

Nice Weekend of Runs, August 8th and 10th

This past weekend was pretty productive for me.  The weekend runs started with my slayer run with Sludgge (Level 20 Rogue/Shadowdancer) through the Ruins of Gianthold (Heroic).  I took Sludgge around and wracked up some slayers out in the Stormeye slayer area until I needed to log for work.  After I got back from work, I logged on with Hamllin (Level 10 Fighter) and took him into Stromvauld’s Mine on elite.  Hamllin blasted through Stromvauld’s Mine with little issues, which surprised me a little because I figured I would have some problems with the ranged drow in there but didn’t really encounter any issues.  After that run, I logged on with Erdrique (Level 15 Druid) and was joined by Sornea and we took on the quest The Enemy Within.  We entered on elite and took on the forces of the mindflayers and their frost marrow skeletons.  Sornea logged out after that run but I continued on with Erdrique and entered into Ataraxia’s Haven and completed Dreams of Insanity.  Dreams of Insanity is a pretty difficult quest and I was quite surprised to make it through the quest on elite without any issues.  After that run, I logged out and called it a night.

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Sludgge running down the path to Lord Jax in Gianthold.

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Hamllin fighting a scorpion in Stromvauld’s Mine.

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Erdrique and Sornea taking on the enemies from The Enemy Within.

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Erdrique fighting Mirot in Ataraxia’s Haven.

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Erdrique investigating the Gate of Nightmares.

On Saturday, I logged back on with Erdrique and I was joined up with Okhamel.  We headed off into Ataraxia’s Haven and Erdrique finished up that explorer area.  We then headed off into the Sands of Menechtarun, one of my more favorite areas.  While in the desert, we completed An Offering of Blood on elite and Tomb of the Wizard King (The Chamber of Raiyum).  Although we didn’t get an elite streak bonus we did get a plethora of experience, approximately 40 k worth .  After those runs, we both logged out for the night.

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Erdrique finishing off Bestore in Ataraxia’s Haven.

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Erdrique and Okhamel fighting through the waves of scorrow in An Offering of Blood.

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Erdrique fighting King Raiyum.

Sunday, I logged on with Cantlin (Level 11 Sorcerer) and was joined by Khameltoe and we took on Purge the Heretics on elite and Dead Girl’s Spellbook on elite and then headed out to Sorrowdusk Isle.  While in Sorrowdusk Isle, we started to the Grey Moon Story Arc and we completed the Iron Mines: Free Achka and The Iron Mines: Justice for Grust.  After those runs we logged out for the night.

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Cantlin and Khameltoe fighting in the Hidden Chapel.

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Cantlin burning up the undead in Dead Girl’s Spellbook.

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Cantlin venturing into Sorrowdusk Isle.

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Cantlin and Khameltoe making their way to Grust.

So the weekend was quite productive with my main character Erdrique who received a large amount of experience from the quests he ran and for completing the Ataraxia’s explorer area.  He is getting that much closer to level 20 and his next life .  I hope everybody else had a strong weekend as well.  Thanks for reading everybody and happy hunting!!