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!!

 

 

 

A Look Back, Quest Runs March 25 to 27

So, I have made it a personal mission now to do everything in my power to catch up in my backlog of blogs.  I’m currently about 70 blog posts behind where I should be :(.  Needless to say, this year has just been rough for me in trying to stay on top of everything.  This has been primarily because of my hectic work activity this year.  All of the time I was able to devote last year during work downtime has literally disappeared this year and I still haven’t found a good way to compensate.  But I’m slowly doing what I can to make it happen.

In any case, I’m going to continue with my series of quest runs that I have gone through, primarily because I took the time to document what I did and because I have the screenshots to show the questing.  I also find it fun to look back at what I did.

So, back during the last weekend in March (starting on Friday, March 25th) I didn’t run any quests during the morning or during the afternoon.  I actually didn’t get any questing in until Friday night, when I logged on with Erdrique (Level 30 Rogue/Shadowdancer, that is what is now, not then) and I took him into The High Road (Epic) on my way to try the quest Detour.  While hunting out there Erdrique picked up 13 slayers allowing him to hit the fist slayer mark of 10 kills and he found one scroll, number 6.  In Detour, Erdrique was able to complete it on epic hard.  While he was making his way through the quest, he picked up a monster manual deed for human exterminator V and picked up 3,459 experience for that effort.  I also was able to knock out four dire bears during the quest and I was able to defeat all of the mercenaries.  I also picked up three mysterious remnants and received 28 commendations of valor as a quest reward.  That was all I was able to get done on Friday night.

Erdrique making his way through the High Road to quest Detour.

Erdrique dealing with some enemies in the Detour.

Moving to Saturday, I logged back on with Erdrique and I took him back into The High Road (Epic) to continue on that quest string.  While hunting in The High Road, Erdrique picked up another 57 slayers.  While roaming around the High Road I completed the random encounters for Spectral Sightings, Trader Travels, Tree Full of Spiders, Spider of Unusual Size, Rebels Underground, Orc Intuition, and the Druid Brothers.  I also found Oriphaun’s 5th journal and collected the slayer marks for 25 and 50 slayers.  After completion of the random encounters I collected one Village of Eveningstar Commendation, two clerics of Amaunator commendations, and two purple dragon knight commendations.  The reason I was heading back into the High Road was to take on the quest Rest Stop.  I entered on epic hard and didn’t come across any significant problems.  I completed the optional objectives for talking to the adventures, finding the missing party, and defeating the Umbral Gargoyle Lord.  I picked up 14 mysterious remnants defeating the monster champions I encountered and as a quest reward I picked up 27 commendations of valor.  I called it a night after that.

Erdrique back in the High Road and making his way to the quest Rest Stop.

It is time to explore the abandoned and rustic castle of Rest Stop.

To close out the weekend, my quest runs were light on Sunday.  I was scheduled to log on with Lorrikk (Level 13 Monk).  So I also brought on Suppply (Level 11 Paladin) who is one of my characters on my premium account and I decided to dual box questing with them.  Lorrikk still needed to complete Stormcleave so I attempted to make my way through the quest.  I had started relatively late as well, so I was running late on time to get the quest done.  Everything was going well, up until I made it to the raiding party optional objective.  At this point I hit a very large lagspike.  By the time the spike recovered, I was dead.  Instead of trying to recoup the lost time, I just decided to call it a night and try it again later.  So the weekend ended on a sour note :(.

Lorrikk having some issues in Stormcleave.

However, it was still a good weekend overall with Erdrique knocking out a few more quests from the High Road and making more progress to his first epic reincarnation.  I hope everybody else had a good weekend as well.

Questing into the Second Week of March, Quest Runs March 7th to 10th

During the second week of March, my questing was pretty much with mid-level characters or epic level characters.  It was also an abnormal week for me because I had to do some traveling for work to get some management training so I didn’t get as much questing in as I typically would.  I started out the week with my typical slayer run on Monday morning.  I took Wapoyei (Level 24 Cleric/Divine Crusader) into the High Road.  While out there I collected another six slayers and defeated the specter, The Eternal Wanderer.  Needless to say I didn’t have a whole lot of time to play that morning.  In the afternoon, I logged on with Hamllin (Level 18 Fighter) and I took him out into the Sands of Menechtarun for some slayers.  During this session, Hamllin focused on the gnolls and collected another 62 slayers in that area as well as taking down Stinkpelt.  That night, I logged on with Suppply (Level 10 Paladin) and Harrgon (Level 11 Favored Soul) and I took them into Searing Heights to run the quest Bargain of Blood.  It was another dual boxing session and I wanted to get my revenge from my horrible attempt at Bargain of Blood from the night before.  On the way out to the quest, I picked up another 13 slayers for Harrgon.  In Bargain of Blood, I was able to the complete the optional objectives for destroying the assassination logbook, meeting up with the House Deneith Party, and freeing the slaves.  After completing Bargain of Blood, and getting my revenge, I then headed off and to do the quest Under the Big Top.  As I made my way through the quest, I only picked up one optional objective and killed Maz’il’tilnik.  In the end chest, Harrgon picked up The Big Top and Diamond of +5 Hide while Suppply picked up the Antique Greataxe as a story arc reward for completing the Phiarlan Carnival Series.

Wapoyei hunting in the High Road.

Hamllin battling the Windlashers in the desert.

Suppply making his presence felt in the Bargain of Blood.

Suppply taking note of the artwork in Under the Big Top.

On Tuesday morning, I was scheduled to play Neverwinter Nights II instead of the usual DDO.  I took my level 7 Spirit Shaman Ragnar further into the Warehouse in the Dock District of Neverwinter City.  For my afternoon run, I took Erdrique (Level 28 Rogue/Grandmaster of Flowers) into Sands of Menechtarun for some more slayers.  I also wanted to get something quick in before I headed out to Raleigh for my training.  While out there, I collected 57 gnoll slayers and came across Den Mother Fheena in the Windlasher Village.  That was all I could get in on Tuesday as I left shortly after that slayer run.

Ragnar participating in the battle in the warehouse.

Erdrique making his way to the desert.

I took my computer with me on my training trip in Raleigh and was able to get a few more runs in during the week.  On Wednesday, I logged on with Kolll (Level 22 Ranger/Shiradi Champion) and I took him into The Lords of Dust on epic hard.  Kolll picked up 54 fragments of the Token of the Twelve, eight mysterious remnants, the Golden Guile, a monster manual deed for Rhaksasha Hunter for 2,260 experience, and 17 commendations of valor as a quest reward.  However, that was the only quest I was able to complete.

Kolll taking down the cultists in Lords of Dust.

For Thursday,  I started out the day by taking Sludgge (Level 22 Rogue/Shadowdancer) into the Ruins of Gianthold (Heroic) for some slayers.  Sludgge collected 51 Stormheart slayers, two Stormfist slayers, and one Stormeye slayer.  He also defeated the ogre mage, Uthger Runetusk.  That night I logged on with Kanndar (Level 13 Paladin) and Stoorage (Level 13 Fighter) and I took them both into the Tharashk Arena (VON 1) for another session of dual boxing.  The completed the optional objectives for defeating Angog the Champion, Myr’dril, the drunken ogres,  troll enforcers, Smashjaw, and Grogan.  I picked up a number of monster manual deeds during this run.  Kanndar picked up two monster manual deeds, one for minotaur hunter and another for kobold hunter, each awarding him 446 experience.  Stoorage collected a troll hunter monster manual deed for 1,943 experience.  Stoorage also looted a Diamond of +3 Intelligence.  That run closed out my activity for the week.

Sludgge doing some hunting out in Gianthold.

Kanndar battling the drunken ogres in the Tharashk Arena.

So, although it was an “off” week for me, I still had a number of interesting runs.  Thanks for reading everybody and happy hunting!!

 

Coming to the End of the Road

As I continue to take Erdrique (Level 23 Rogue/Primal Avatar) through the rest of the heroic quests on elite, I also continue on making my way through some of the quest I haven’t played.  Some of the quests that I haven’t made my way through until now include those in The High Road of Shadows pack.  Earlier this week, I completed that chain when I finished the capstone quest for the series, The End of the Road.

Taking on Shadowpaw on the outskirts of the keep.

The End of the Road is bestowed by the Harper Agent Olyn Araphyr.  Olyn is located, like the rest of the High Road quest givers, close to the cart that takes you to the High Road.  The primary objective, at least initially, is to find and retrieve any Nether Scroll pieces from the Netherese Hideout of Granwell Keep.  As soon as you enter the quest, you find yourself in a little hut or outlook post with another Harper Agent who informs you of the latest movements and developments of the Netherese forces.  Once you leave him, you enter the woods that surround the keep.  There is a wide road that leads from the outpost to Granwell Keep, and of course it is filled with Netherese enemies and agents.

The Harper agent you first meet when you enter quest wasn’t very fortunate.

As you make your way down the road you will encounter a number of enemies.  The vast majority of these enemies are the sell sword mercenaries hired by the Netherese.  However, sprinkled throughout these forces are a good number of Netherese wizards and their shadow or umbral pets.  You will also encounter a some of the natural fauna as well as you stumble across bears, wolves, and giant spiders.  I also ran across a large umbral worg named Shadowpaw.  There are also two other rare encounters but I didn’t come across them, Miremere and Greenstalker.  The surrounding woods and the road that leads to the keep are generally guarded with large groups of enemies instead of them being spaced out.  This makes the initial combat quite interesting and can be quite overwhelming.  The road is also peppered with a good number of spellward traps.

Looking at my chaos beholder from above while making my way through the keep.

Once you make it to Granwell Keep, you find yourself traveling along the catwalks quite a bit.  I found myself making my way around the keep by running around the ramps and catwalks.  I didn’t see an opportunity to get into the keep itself.  When you make it to the center of the keep, you come across two Netherese wizards who are assembling the Nether scroll pieces back together.  In their arrogance, they decided to read the scroll, once it is reassembled, which results in the summoning of a large and unexpected demon named Razagnol, a glabrezu.  At this point, it is a free for all, everybody is out for themselves.  As the battle rages on between Razagnol, the Netherese wizards, and our party we see Razagnol summoning forth dretches and later he summons forth fire reavers.  Which makes me wonder how exactly he is able to summon the fire reavers…In any case, the end fight ends when Razagnol is defeated.

Erdrique entering the keep.

This doesn’t look like it will end well with that thing.

All hell breaking loose in the middle of Granwell Keep.

The quest ends when Elminster and another Harper agent show up to take the reassembled scroll.  Looking back at the quest, I found it fun.  The first time I entered the quest, I actually failed.  As I mentioned earlier, on the road to the keep it is very easy to get a whole lot of enemies to swarm you which is what happened the first time I came in.  This time I was much more careful and planned by attack strategy more appropriately by peeling away enemies one at a time.

Dealing with the natural fauna around the grounds of the keep, including large spiders.

Now that I’m done with the High Road, I need to continue to move with the Stormhorns.  I have completed the first quest in that chain and look forward to finding and making my way through the rest.  Thanks for reading everybody and happy hunting out in the High Road!!

Exploring the Inn

Erdrique (Level 22 Rogue/Fury of the Wild) is still working his way through the quests of the High Road for the first time.  Last weekend one of the quests I made my way through was A Stay at The Inn.  The quest giver for is located in Eveningstar not far away from the the High Road entrance and is named Kordo Seetspire.  The purposed of this quest is to track down another fragment of the Nether Scroll that Oriphaun has broken.  Evidently Oriphaun left one of the fragments at this obscure inn (actually at the tavern of the inn) located in off the path of the High Road.  The inn is named the The Old Man’s Face.

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Time to find out what is in this Inn.

The design for this quest is pretty straight forward.  Shortly after you enter the quest you find yourself in a courtyard to the Inn and you come across a terrified patron.  After you speak to the patron, you are then assaulted by a few waves of sellswords and other troops.  After you defeat the ambush you are then directed to move through and explore the other components of Inn including the barn and the tavern.  As you are exploring the individual segments of the inn you encounter a series of sellswords and enemies.

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Time to clear out the courtyard.

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Preparing to see what is down in the basement.

Eventually, you will find the tavern owner and you will make your way to the basement of the tavern.  There you will encounter the leader of the band looking for this particular fragment, another Netherese.  Once the leader is defeated you can then report back to the tavern keeper to complete the quest.

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Getting ready to confront the smug leader of this group of Netherese.

I don’t really remember anything that is truly unique about this quest.  The map layout isn’t very complicated and overall length of the quest isn’t bad.  I do like the various environments you are fighting in.  You move from battling enemies outside in the courtyard, to the clutterness of the inn, back outside to the confines of the barn, and then into the dark and spookier basement of the tavern.  The enemies you encounter are primarily humans (the Netherese wizards and their sellswords) as well as shadow monsters (umbral versions of regular monsters).  There are a few bear traps as well that need to be dealt with.

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Well, there isn’t a piece of the Nether Scroll located here.

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Putting Commander Tarys in his place.

The quest was fun overall and not overly complicated, which makes it a good quest to try to complete when short on time.  The next quest in the series is Rest Stop, which I completed earlier this week and really enjoyed.  I plan on writing up that run this weekend in another post.  Thanks for reading everybody and happy hunting in the High Road!!

A Series of Mid-Level Questing, Quest Runs April 27th to April 30th

The quest runs for me over the past week were primarily with characters from the level 7 to 16 range.  I started off the week by taking Stoorage (Level 11 Fighter) out into Sorrowdusk Isle where he keeps working diligently to collect all of his slayers.  Later that afternoon, I logged on with Hamllin (Level 16 Fighter) and sloshed through the Red Fens some more to edge ever closer to 1,500 slayer mark.  I meant to log in that night with Larrs (Level 20 Bard/Fatesinger) but I never had the chance because I had to work on leveling up my two characters for my digital PNP game.

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Stoorage investigating this campsite in Sorrowdusk Isle.

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Hamllin siting the spider in the Fens from afar. 

Hamllin kicked off my runs the following morning with yet some more slayers in the Red Fens.  After I got home from work, I then logged on with Erdrique (Level 7 Rogue) and took him into the Depths of Doom on elite.  It was the last of the Depths Quests that I needed to complete.  Later on that night, I logged on with Harrgon (Level 11 Favored Soul) who I took into the Tomb of the Burning Heart.  By tripping a wight on one of the floor switches, I was able to open up the doors to complete the quest.  I then headed out into the Bloody Crypt where I didn’t waste anytime in opening the passage to Salasso and defeating him.  And I even remembered to obtain and upgrade the Silver Flame trinket .  I also leveled Harrgon from level 10 up to 11 right after the Burning Heart completion and prior to heading into the Bloody Crypt.

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Hamllin slicing and dicing some drowned in the Red Fens.

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Erdrique encountering some wraiths in the Depths of Doom.

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Making use of the wight in the Tomb of the Burning Heart.

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Harrgon finally finding the heart in the Bloody Crypt.

Wednesday was a short day, as is typical, because that is my weekly date night with my beautiful wife.  However, I did get some quick and dirty slayer runs into, first taking Suppply (Level 9 Paladin) into Three Barrel Cove and then taking Hamllin back out into the swamps of the Red Fens for a quick run after work and before my wife got home.

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Suppply battling the Cannoneer in Three Barrel Cove.

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Hamllin hunting the spiders in the Red Fens.

For Thursday, I kicked the day off by taking Wapoyei (Level 23 Cleric/Divine Crusader) into the intriguing High Road for some slayers.  In the afternoon, I brought on Erdrique and took him through Three Barrel Cove and ran the quest The Stones Run Red and was quite happy with the 20k experience he got from it.  Later that night, I logged back on with Suppply who completed Rest for the Restless on elite and then ran through Proof is in the Poison on normal.  I then decided to hit Three Barrel Cove before I called it a night.

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Wapoyei wandering around the High Road.

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Erdrique heading off to take on the pirates of Three Barrel Cove.

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Erdrique taking on the ogres of Fire Caves.

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Suppply hunting for the undead in the Vault of the Restless.

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Suppply enjoying the the beautiful sunset in Three Barrel Cove.

So this week was pretty much dominated with the upper lower levels through mid-level quest runs.  I did get a run in with Wapoyei but it wasn’t a long run.  I’m hoping to catch up on the run I missed out with Larrs over the weekend.  We’ll see how that goes.  Thanks for reading everybody and happy hunting!!

Vacation Hot Spots in DDO

It shouldn’t be any real surprise to anybody that has read my blog that I really enjoy exploring and adventuring in the myriad of wilderness/explorer zones in DDO, in both worlds of game, Eberron and Forgotten Realms.  I was thinking about this other day as I was taking Erdrique (Level 18 Monk) through the Ruins of Gianthold Explorer area and then I started thinking wouldn’t it be fun to perhaps vacation in some of these particular areas and then I thought which ones would be the best to spend a vacation in.  So here are some thoughts on that.

First off, lets take a quick look at the large number of wilderness/explorer zones that are present in DDO.  The DDOwiki has them listed out here.  They span the gambit from the low level Korthos Island to the epic level Thunderholme.  Without double counting the explorer zones that have a heroic and an epic version, we have a total of 32 different wilderness/explorer zones.  Now, I have to admit that I haven’t ventured into all of these as of yet.  I have never played in the Stormhorns or Thunderholme, and I have barely explored the House Cannith Manufactory, Artificer Workshop, and the Research Facility.  With that said, the House Cannith explorer zones would not be a top notch vacation location for myself, unless of course they had happened to have some type of fancy amusement park set within them, which they do not, or unless I was fascinated with computer engineering or robotics, which I’m not.  So those wouldn’t be ranked very high in my list.  Now the Stormhorns might be a different story.  I know from what I have read and screenshots that I have seen that this area is just beautiful.  I can easily see the Stormhorns being a highly valued place as a vacation destination.  The Ruins of Thunderholme, am I still unclear on.  I haven’t really heard too much in particular about this area and because of that I can’t really weigh in on its appeal as a vacation hot spot.

So out of these wilderness and explorer zones, which ones would I pick as my top five places to visit for vacation:

Number 5-Three Barrel Cove
Ok, so what appeals more to a sense of adventure than exploring a pirate controlled island.  Not to mention that landscape is just beautiful.  It has a nice array of sandy beaches, crystal clear water, exotic ship wrecks, fascinating land marks, spacious forests, beautiful waterfalls, and some enchanted mountains.  Three Barrel Cove would be a great place to have a vacation, minus the large number of giant scorpions, roaming sahuagin, and pirates of course :).

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Suppply thinking that is fun to explore pirate ships in Three Barrel Cove.

Number 4-Ataraxia’s Haven
The whole point of this arid island was to be set up as a vacation hot spot.  The island has a beautiful resort and spa where one can easily relax.  The island is composed of some sandy beaches with some strong fishing aspects as well as some fun landmarks including an interesting light house and some ruins that you know have some type of history that is just waiting to be discovered.  What could be better than fishing on the beach, going back to the resort to relax, and spending a peaceful night under the stars.  Just be mindful of all of those duergar, hyenas, and razor cats!!

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Erdrique enjoying the scenery in Ataraxia’s Haven.

Number 3-The High Road
One wouldn’t think that area called “The High Road” would actually be an interesting vacation spot.  However, The High Road is more than just a road, it is actually a beautiful forest at the foot of the Stormhorn Mountains.  The exquisite forest and open meadows make this area a great place for campers and foresters alike.  Now, if we could only get rid of the Netherese and their shadows that seem to be ruining the place, it could be perfect.

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Wapoyein thinking it would be fun to vacation in the High Road.

Number 2-Stormhorns
Ok, I’m merely putting the Stormhorns as number two based on what I have seen on heard from others have remarked on.  Many folks love to take vacations in the mountains and for these people the Stormhorns couldn’t be better.  The vast alpine reaches and wildnerness make the area a beautiful place to relax and to spend a fun vacation.  Just watch out for all of those enemies that serve as the wildlife in the area.

Number 1-The King’s Forest
I haven’t seen too many explorer areas more beautiful than the King’s Forest, although the Stormhorns have been reported to be just as beautiful if not more so.  The King’s Forest is a large area that contains an expanse forest as well as fast flowing river and numerous villages.  The forest is dense and spacious at the same time with very large trees that form a thick canopy with an open underspace beneath.  The King’s Forest has plenty of places for camping, hunting, and fishing.  And it would be a great place to relax….it it wasn’t crawling with drow :(.

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The King’s Forest has a large number of aesthetic huts and villages to vacation in.

So those are my thoughts on fun places to spend a vacation in DDO, at least looking at the Wildnerness and Adventure areas.  Some other places that deserve a mention also include Sorrowdusk Isle, Searing Heights, and  the Red Fens.  I mean who wouldn’t mind visiting a jungle island with some ancient ruins, or visiting a volcano, or exploring some wondrous swamp lands?  Thanks for reading everybody and happy hunting!!

Variety is the Name of Game, Quest Runs from February 2nd to February 5

Looking back at my quest runs this week I noticed that the only trend I was able to pick up wast that they were quite varied, spread throughout level ranges and quest difficulties.  I kicked off the week with a Monday morning slayer run with Wapoyei (Level 23 Cleric/Exalted Angel) who is working slowly but diligently through the wilds of The High Road.  Later that afternoon, I logged on with Erdrique (Level 16 Monk) and took him into the ever popular quest, Made to Order on elite.  Being a monk, I was able to dodge the majority of mine traps making this quest significantly easier.  I believe now the only level 11 quest Erdrique still needs to complete are a few in the Necro III chain.  Monday night, while also working with some issues during our digital PNP session, I logged on with Rimuldar (Level 23 Wizard/Magister) and took him into the Spinner of Shadows on Epic Normal.  I had really thought about trying Epic Hard especially since I had both owl bears, my onyx panther, and a favored soul/exalted angel hireling but decided against it because I knew my attention was already being diverted.  As it was I died a few time in there but really didn’t have many issues getting it done.

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Wapoyei fighting bears in the High Road.

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Rimuldar battling a raksasha lord in the Spinner of Shadows.

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Erdrique getting ready to walk the tight rope in Made to Order.

Tuesday I kicked off the day with a slayer run in the heroic version of Gianthold with Sludgge (Level 21 Rogue/Shadowdancer).  Sludgge is currently working on his Stormeye slayers.  After work, I logged on with Hamllin (Level 15 Fighter) and decided to get my revenge on the quest, Dreams of Insanity  The last time I took Hamllin in there he was level 14 and only needed one more rune to activate to complete the quest but all of his gear was destroyed and I had ran out of time to get the quest done.  This time I was successful.  I still managed to get killed at the end switching runes and I still manage to fall from the catwalks a few times but in the end I did finish activating all of the runes.  Time to move on to the next level 11 quest!!  That night, I was scheduled to bring on Containment (Level 6 Cleric), one of my premium account characters.  I logged him in and took out into Kobold Assault on elite.  I had some fun out there with the spell Soundburst.  I then took him out into the Swiped Signet, one of my more hated quests, but I could only open it on normal so it wasn’t much of an issue.  I called it a night after that run.

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Sludgge making his way through the Ruins of Gianthold Stormfist Camp.

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Containment enjoying how effective his soundburst is in Kobold Assault.

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Containment taking on the Quickfoot gang.

As usual, my Wednesday runs were light.  I got a slayer run in with Erdrique who I took into the Sands of Menechtarun to work on his undead slayers.  He is slowly creeping up to 3,000 undead out there.  I called upon Erdrique again that afternoon after work and took him into the quest, Invaders! on elite.  I had a good time in there dealing with all of the flesh render, fire reavers, ice flensers, drow, and of course beholders.  I did get killed at least once when I was hit with a large number of negative levels but overall the quest went smoothly.  I really enjoyed putting beholder in Tombs of Jade :).  Those were the only runs I completed that night as I spent the rest of the night with my wife for our weekly date night.

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Erdrique working on those undead slayers in the desert.

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Erd staring as the kobolds flee in Invaders!

Ending out on Thursday, I was scheduled to take Kolll (Level 22 Ranger/Shiradi Champion) out int the King’s Forest.  I had some fun running around that area and collecting some more slayers for him.  That afternoon I logged on with Hamllin and decided to do an unusual quest for a mid-day run, Bring Me the Head of Ghola-Fan.  The issue with this particular quest is that it takes a while to complete.  However, since my wife had to work a later shift, I decided I should take advantage of that time and knock it out.  So I took Hamllin through the Restless Isles and into Ghola-fan and had an extremely easy time of it until the end fight when his hireling cleric decided to “lose focus”.  In any case, I got back with a resurrection from the cleric and was able to finish off Ghola-fan and his elite guard.  Later that night, I logged on with Stoorage (Level 11 Fighter), another one of my premium characters, and I took him out into Three Barrel Cove.  Stoorage still needs a few quests out there on elite.  I took him through The Legend of Two-Toed Tobias on elite and then through Ghost of a Chance on normal (elite not available to me yet 😦 ).  Once I made it through Ghost of a Chance I called it a night.

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Kolll enjoying a stroll through the King’s Forest.

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Hamllin causing havoc on his way to Ghola-fan in the Restless Isles.

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Hamllin using patience and range attacks to help him in Ghola-fan’s compound.

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Stoorage making his way through the underwater cave of Two-toed Tobias.

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Stoorage preparing to battle Brekik in Ghost of a Chance.

So, as you can see I played across quite a variety of characters over a large array of levels and quests.  Erdrique is steadily progressing through his monk life and I’m hoping to hit level 17 soon.  Thanks for reading everybody and I hope everybody also had a fun and adventurous week!!  Happy hunting!!

A Weekend of Experience, Questing November 21 to November 23

This weekend I ran an interesting set of quests.  The weekend started with Wapoyei (Level 23 Cleric/Exalted Angel) taking on some slayers and rares out in the High Road on Friday morning.  I was joined that morning by Friedrice and we ventured down the explorer area taking on the various Netherese and hobgoblin enemies.  That morning we only came across one rare encounter.  After we battled some of the wild forces in the High Road I logged out and headed off to work.  I didn’t log back in until later Friday night and because of that I logged on with Hamllin (Level 13 Fighter).  I had originally planned on logging in Hamllin right after work but my wife surprised me for my birthday but having my daughter come down and visiting us so we went out to eat for dinner.  So when our celebration was over I logged on and took Hamllin out into Ataraxia’s Haven and took him through the quest Sykro’s Jewel where he took on the scrags and duergar without having any issues.  After I completed Sykro’s Jewel I logged out Hamllin and logged in with Erdrique (Level 9 Monk) who I had originally planned on playing Friday night.  I was joined up with another guildie, Sontris, who has recently returned to the game after taking about a year or so off.  We decided to hit up a Cannith Challenge first, Dr. Rushmore’s Mansion: Behind the Door, which I thought we were going to fail until we found one lucky crest to open up the doorway to Ugg.  After we completed that challenge, we headed off to Redwillow’s Ruins, Mirra’s Sleepless Nights, Dead Predators, Purge the Heretics, and Caged Trolls.  We knocked them all out on elite with relatively little difficulty.  Once we completed the Caged Trolls we decided to call it a night.

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Wapoyei and Friedrice making their way through the High Road.

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Hamllin battling the sharpshooter in the gazebo at Ataraxia’s Haven.

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Hamllin wondering what is the deal with these smugglers in Syrko’s Jewel.

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Erd and Sontris working their way through Dr. Rushmore’s Mansion.

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Erdrique and Sontris hunting down the enemies in Redwillow’s Ruins.

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Erdrique and Sontris looking for what is disturbing Mirra in the cyrpt.

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Erdrique taking on enemies of the Dead Halls.

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Erdrique and Sontris working to clean out the Hidden Chapel.

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Erdrique taking on the enemies of the Emerald Claw to destroy some trolls.

On Saturday, I logged on with Erdrique once again and I was joined up with Sontris once again.  The first quest we attempted was the Lava Caves: The Circles of Power.  Unfortunately, we didn’t have a good map and there were no purple crystals anywhere near the base.  We did our best to collect enough crystals but it was a pretty doomed adventure, lol.  After that attempt, Sontris logged out and then I took Erdrique to Delera’s and ran the first two quests on elite: The Mystery of Delera’s Tomb and The Missing Party.  The Missing Party netted Erdrique well over 20,000 experience :).  After that run I called it a night.

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Erdrique looking for Sontris and some purple crystals in the Lava Caves.

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Erdrique taking on the skeletons of Delera’s Tomb.

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Erdrique looking for Jael’s journal.

Sunday I was scheduled to log in Wapoyei.  I logged him in and took him out to the Desert to take on the Chains of Flame on Epic Normal.  I knew the quest would take a good amount of time.  I made my way out there and summoned forth both of my owl bears and my onyx panther.  I also had with me a Shadowdancer hireling to take care of the traps.  Overall it was a long quest but I really didn’t have any issues.  One of my owlbears did get killed but that was because of the buggy AI where he got stuck in one of the traps.  Although the quest took a long amount of time to finish, I felt it was worth it when I netter well over 80,000 experience for the run.  By the time I finished it was well after midnight, so I called it a night.

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Wapoyei realizing why the Burning City is named what it is.

Overall, the weekend was full of experience :).  Netting a large amount of experience from Delera’s and a good chunk from Chains of Flame was pretty rewarding.  I hope everybody else had a good weekend as well!!  I also wish folks a Happy Thanksgiving this week (for those in the US) and wish everybody some happy hunting.

Starting Anew, Quests Sept 29 to Oct 2nd

Well this has been a week of starting over for me, at least with my main character, Erdrique (Level 1 Monk).  However prior to that, the week started out with a slayer run through Three Barrel Cove with Suppply (Level 8 Paladin) on Monday, September 29th prior to the release of Update 23: Mark of Death.  Later that afternoon, one I got home from work and finished downloading the update, I logged on with Hamllin (Level 11 Fighter) and did some slayers out in Tangleroot Gorge.  After a quick run out there, I then headed out to Sorrowdusk Isle and took on the next quest in the Cult of the Six story arc: The Fane of the Six: Cleansing the Temple.  For those runs I was joined by Stickthis who hadn’t been on in awhile so it was nice to catch up with him .  Later on Monday night, while also playing with my digital PNP group, I logged on with Kolll (Level 21 Ranger/Shiradi Champion) and I took on the Black Loch on epic normal.  I ran into some trouble with the zombie room, but besides that the quest caused me little difficult, even with my attention divided.  I then took a break to run the Cannith Challenge, Extraplanar Palace: Buying Time on Level 20.  I then headed over to Storm the Beaches on Epic Normal and was doing great until I was bombarded by a ballistae…which I didn’t know had actually targetted me.  Will have to try to get back in there for some revenge.  After my attempt at Storm the Beaches I called it a night (my digital PNP group had also just ended).

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Suppply admiring Three Barrel Cove and its beauty.

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Hamllin dealing with the vermin.

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Hamllin making his way to the Temple of the Six.

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Hamllin looking to cleanse the Temple.

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Kolll exploring the Black Loch.

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Kolll protecting the kobolds.

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Kolll tryting to hit up Storm the Beaches.

On Tuesday, I started off with a slayer run with Wapoyei (Level 23 Cleric/Exalted Angel) into the High Road.  I collected some slayers out there and then headed off to work.  When I got home from work, I logged on with Erdrique and finished putting him through the Heroic True Reincarnation process and then took him through the Grotto.  I then logged out to take care of dinner and some errands.  That night, I logged back on with Kanndar (Level 11 Paladin).  I was joined by Lochog, and we then proceeded to knock out Purge the Heretics, Caged Trolls, and Bargain of Blood on elite.  This cleared up the last of the level 6 quests Kanndar had and started to catch up on the level 7 quests he still needs.  After those runs, we called it a night.

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Wapoyei fighting in the High Road.

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Erdrique exploring the Grotto.

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Kanndar working through Purge the Heretics.

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Kanndar climbing a ladder in Caged Trolls.

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Kanndar and Lochog checking out the Bargain of Blood.

I logged on with Sludgge (Level 20 Rogue/Shadowdancer) first thing on Wednesday to take some of the slayers in the Ruins of Gianthold (Heroic).  After collecting a few Stormeye kills, I logged out.  After work, I brought Hamllin on and took him back through Tangleroot Gorge (really working on finishing those slayers) and then back into Sorrowdusk Isle.  While in Sorrowdusk Isle I headed out to the next quest in the Cult of the Six chain: The Fane of the Six: Fall of the Prelate.  After that run, I called it a night to spend the rest of the night with my wife for date night .

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Sludgge hunting some Stormeye.

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Hamllin surveying the carnage in Sorrowdusk Isle.

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Hamllin looknig for the Prelate.

I was originally scheduled to run some slayers with Erdrique on Thursday morning.  However, he couldn’t get out into the Korthos Wilderness zone yet, so instead I ran Heyton’s Rest and the Cannith Crystal prior to work.  When I got back home from work, I did some crafting with Erdrique and then I took him back to Korthos Village and completed the Storehouse Secret and The Collaborator before logging out to take care of dinner.  That night I brought Hamllin back on and took him into Tangleroot Gorge (and completed the rare encounters, sill need about 200 slayers), Dr. Rushmore’s Mansion: Behind the Door, and The Sanctum: Quench the Flames (next to last of the Cult of the Six chain).  I then called it a night.

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Erdrique looking around in Heyton’s Crypt.

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Erdrique doing what he can to protect the Cannith Crystal.

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Erdrique fighting in the Storehouse Secret.

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Looking for the traitor.

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Hamllin admiring the totem in Tangleroot Gorge.

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Hamllin running around Dr. Rushmore’s mansion.

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Hamllin looking for the summoning fires in the Temple of the Six.

This weekend I plan to take Erdrique through the rest of the Korthos Quest and to start taking the Harbor and Market by storm .  Overall, it was a good week.  I hope everybody else had a great week and a better weekend.  Thanks for reading everybody and happy hunting!!