Working On Another Week, February 12th and 18th

My quest runs this week included some runs across a mulitude of levels, as well as various outcomes.  To kick the week off, I logged on with Harrgon (Level 11 Favored Soul) and Suppply (Level 11 Paladin) and I took them into The Grey Moon’s Den: The Trollish Scourge.  On the way to the quest, they both collected 11 slayers for Sorrowdusk Isle.  Once I made into the quest I ran into some difficulties while playing Harrgon.  Harrgon was ripped apart five times by various champions.  It really emphasized how under geared he really is and I will need to work on that.  Hopefully I can rebuild my stock of essences and have Erdrique (Level 11 Bard) craft Harrgon some equipment.  In the end, I had to have Suppply bail out Harrgon but I was able to get the quest completed.  They also took out Shaman Herpostaw as well as all of the ogre collaborators.

On Monday, I logged back on with Suppply and Harrgon and took them back out into Sorrowdusk Isle for some slayers while I was also playing my weekly digital table top game.  While hunting in Sorrowdusk Isle, they collected 270 slayers out there.  Harrgon hit his 750 slayer mark and Suppply picked up two monster manual deeds, spider (1,200 experience) and scorpion (1,500 experience) exterminator II.  They also defeated the rare encounters Saate (2), Vermilo (2), Teargon, Kremen, Kurmer, Furley, and Noozer.  Harrgon was also able to finish collecting all rare encounters as well.

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Suppply hunting in Sorrowdusk Isle.

I logged on Larrs (Level 21 Bard/Fatesinger) and I took him into the King’s Forest for some slayers.  While out there, he defeated two dire bears, one drow priestess, and came across the random encounters for the Knight’s Plight and Knight’s Collar.  He also picked up a purple dragon knight commendation and 46 slayers.  Shortly after that run, I logged on with Hamllin (Level 20 Fighter/Shadowdancer) and I decided to try The Devil’s Details on heroic elite.  It has been quite a while since I have ventured in here and I was rudely awaken by the onslaught of abishai as I made it further into the quest.  Needless to say I wiped in dramatic fashion.  I will have to try to get my revenge later.  Later that night, I logged on with Kolll (Level 22 Ranger/Shiradi Champion) and I took him into the quest Impossible Demands on epic hard with my new lioness and my onyx panther and owlbear.  Although Kolll suffered a few defeats, he did complete the quest and picked up 16 commendations of valor as a quest reward.  Kolll also picked up seven slayers in the King’s Forest as his way to the quest as well as the random encounter Money and Life.  He completed the optional objectives for saving the hostages, defeating Warleader Speitar and slaying the spider pet Akorstra.  I still had some time left, so I did a quick favor run with Kolll and ran through the Sacred Helm before calling it a night (picked up the Cloven-Jaw Longbow for the effort).

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Larrs hunting in the King’s Forest.

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Hamllin coming across a puzzle in the Devil’s Details.

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Kolll making his way through Impossible Demands.

During Wednesday, I logged on with Containment (Level 8 Cleric) and Cannock (Level 8) Druid and I took them into Three Barrel Cove for some daily slayer action.  They collected 186 slayers which included Ilmarin Tychoon, Ithun Orenah, Vitia, Dulse, Dybesh Relix, and Strinati.  Containment also hit the 500 slayer mark and found a few more explorer points.  After that run, I logged on with Erdrique and Sttollen (Level 12 Rogue) and I took them into the Grey Moon’s Den: Extermination.  On the way to the quest, they picked up 11 slayers.  They also completed the optional objective for slaying Blizzard and all of the trolls.  Erdrique also picked up a monster manual deed for ooze exterminator IV (account award) while Sttollen picked up a monster manual deed for human expertise (account award).  That was all I was able to get through on Wednesday as I spent the rest of the night with my wife for our weekly date night.

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Containment taking in the bell tower in Three Barrel Cove.

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Fighting the scorpions in Grey Moon.

 

For Thursday, my single quest run consisted of another dual boxing episode with Charlock (Level 16 Fighter) and Stoorage (Level 15 Fighter) who both ventured into the Red Fens.  While out there, Charlock collected 104 slayers while Stoorage collected 107 slayers (with a minor slayer potion).  They also came across Crooktooth, Kar Xyr, and Nab Ren.

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Charlock hunting down the enemies in the Red Fens.

Friday, I kicked things off by dual boxing with Lorrikk (Level 13 Monk) and Stoorage and entered the Red Fens for some slayers.  They both collected 117 slayers and came across Mudfoot, Fencreeper, Kar Xyr, Nab Ben, Sharkbiter, and Gorger.  Lorrikk also picked up a monster manual deed of monstrous plant exterminator (1,100 experience).  Later that night, I logged on with Erdrique and Sttollen and I took them Free Delera on elite.  They completed the optional objective for slaying the soul lock guardians.  Erdrique picked up 26 mysterious remnants while Sttollen picked up 12 mysterious remnants.  I then took Erdrique and Sttollen out into Searing Heights for more slayers.  They picked up 103 slayers and both hit the 750 slayer mark.  They also defeated Guck, Calcine, and Hazai Haatha.  Erdrique also picked up the monster manual deed for wolf exterminator IV and picked up another 3,390 experience.

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Lorrikk hunting in the Red Fens.

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Erdrique battling a skeleton in Free Delera.

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Erdrique coming across Guck in the Searing Heights.

 

To close out the week, I logged Erdrique and Sttollen during the mid-afternoon and I took them into the Searing Heights in hope to find their last rare encounter.  After a few attempts I finally came across the last rare encounter for them, Smolder.  They also came across and defeated Giallo and Ghamzee.  In doing this, Erdrique also picked up monster manual deeds for drow exterminator II, fire elemental exterminator II, fire elemental hunter, and fire elemental expertise II.  As a result, Erdrique picked up the fire elemental creature companion 🙂 and he and Sttollen completed the Searing Heights.

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Erdrique finally finding Smolder.

Needless to say it was a busier week than the week prior and just as diverse.  Erdrique and Sttollen are now going to finish making their stamp in Sorrowdusk Isle.  We’ll see what the rest of the new week has for me!!  Thanks for reading everybody and happy hunting!!

 

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

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

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

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Erdrique taking some time to upgrade his favorite quarterstaff.

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Awesome peak in Searing Heights.

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

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

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

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

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

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Erdrique getting harassed by the Consecrator.

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Erdrique feeling sorry for this poor little kobold.

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

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Erdrique finds Redwillow in the ruins he wants to explore.

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

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

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Erdrique taking note of the view in The Pit.

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

Catching Up Over the Weekend, Questing December 12th to December 14th

As I mentioned in this blog article last week was an off week, so I used the weekend to try to catch up on my play schedule.  However, I started the weekend off with my typical slayer run on Friday morning, although it was later on in the morning as I was still recovering from being sick on Thursday night.  I took a character from my premium account, Crawlller (Level 6 Ranger) out into the hoboglin rich forests of Tangleroot Gorge to gather up some slayers and rare encounters.  For my mid-day run on Friday, I took Hamllin (Level 13 Fighter) into the lair of Whisperdoom and completed the quest The Spawn of Whisperdoom on elite and had my first look at the monster champions.  Later that night, I brought on Kanndar (Level 11 Paladin), who I was originally scheduled to play on Monday, and took him through Storm the Beaches on elite.  After I completed that run, I then logged on Charlock (Level 13 Fighter) and took him through Stormcleave Outpost, which I was supposed to do Thursday when I was sick.  At that point I was caught back up, so then I brought on my main character Erdrique (Level 10 Monk) and took him through Free Delera to continue the Delera’s Graveryard story arc.  Although I encountered a plethora of monster champions, I completed all of these quests without any issues.

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Crawlller hunting in Tangleroot Gorge.

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Hamllin taking on Whisperdoom in her lair.

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Kanndar stunning a Blood Tider archer champion in Storm the Beaches.

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Charlock encountering an orange named championed in Stormcleave.

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Erdrique fighting a skeleton arcus champion in Free Delera.

On Saturday, I logged on relatively early to take advantage of my wife having to work during the day and because I really wanted to finish the Delera’s Tomb chain, so I then completed Thrall of the Necromancer on elite with Erdrique and finished that chain.  Later that night I brought Erdrique back on and worked on completing the Grey Moon Waning Story arc.  I went ahead and knocked out The Iron Mines: Justice for Grust, The Grey Moon’s Den: The Trollish Scourge, and The Grey Moon’s Den: Extermination.  I didn’t run into any issues here and advanced to the Cult of the Six Story arc.  I then decided to run some of the quests in the Red Fens.  As I headed out there, I went to the quest The Last Stand.  This was the first quest I ran into that caused me some issues with Erdrique in quite some time.  However, the issues were more surrounded on issues wit my hireling.  For some reason, the hireling refused to heal themselves and promptly got killed.  I tried it twice and then realized that I have way to many level eight and lower quests to complete before I try to tackle to many of the level 9 quests.  So I then moved off to complete the Necro I series by finishing up the night with The Blood Crypt on elite having no problems in there.

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Erd hunting down the necromancer.

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Erdrique taking on a champion shaman in the Iron Mines.

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Fighting the Black Sun Ogres of Grey Moon.

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Erdrique fighting a holiday, championed version of Blizzard in Grey Moon.

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Approaching one of the peaks in the Red Fens.

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Erdrique preparing for the The Last Stand.

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Time to explore the Bloody Crypt.

Sunday, I was scheduled to take Erdrique out to do some more hunting.  This time I was scheduled to run Spies in the House.  Generally I have out leveled the “elite” streak range by the time it get to this quest, but the stars seemed to align just right this time.  I was joined up with Khameltoe and we went ahead to take on the Blood Road.  Although I did get killed twice, overall the quest wasn’t much of a problem.  I died once from an unknown source, a necromancer killed me with some type of bludgeon damage, I’m still not sure what happened there.  The second time I died I was blown onto the electrified floor on the mephit level when I thought the blower jets were turned off….oops, lol.  But besides those, the quest was a success gaining us well over 30,000 experience with the elite streak.  After that run, Khamel and I decided to run a Cannith Challenge, Dr. Rushmore’s Mansion: Behind the Door on Level 10.  We took out the succubus and blackguard before our time ran out.

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Erdrique have some fun “jading” a mephit or two in the Blood Road.

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Erd and Khamel running through Dr. Rushmore’s Mansion looking for some bosses.

So, unlike the week prior, the weekend was quite productive and fun .  I ran into some issues with The Last Stand but I will knock it out soon (I promise my revenge!).  It was a good weekend and hope everybody else had a nice weekend as well.  Thanks for reading everybody and happy hunting!!