I finally went to the Whispering Blade Chapterhouse, and it was effing great. I had no idea there was that life crystal there (click it, and it hits you with a full array of life 7 buffs!).
I'll have to decide -- between that thing, and the buffbots casting 2 hour skill buffs, I wonder if it won't be easier to simply (gasp!) drop my full covenant major suit in favor of some Ancient Armor (I have all but leggings). I could bane the bejeezus out of the AA, get free life 7 buffs, skill buffs, and with my template, I might actually be pretty hard pressed to die.
Although I'm sure I'll find a way. =(