Sunday, April 29, 2007

First Colosseum Run!

So I decided to make a Colosseum run. Alone. Just to see what the fuss was about (I had never done a run before)

The first thing I did was go to the AC Vault website and read up on what damage types you'll need. Hrm. Nothing for levels 1-5. But no worries. I've got tons of piercing arrows left over, and I might as well use them up first.

Master Arbitrator says, "Arena One is now available for new warriors!"

You make a big bundle of deadly fire arrows.

Apparently, I need these for mossies.

Master Arbitrator says, "Arena One is now available for new warriors!"

I get it, I get it.

You have created the Fellowship of Tai Flagged.
Tai Flagged is now an open fellowship; anyone may recruit new members.
Fox too has come online.
You tell Fox too, "Heyas =)"

So do I invite Foxy? But she KNOWS what she's doing. And the only way I'll learn about this place is if I do a run-though at least once by myself.

You make a big bundle of deadly lightning arrows.

I'll need these for the Blues.

Master Arbitrator says, "Arena One is now available for new warriors!"
Fox too tells you, "hey tai"

Let's cut her a break. No sense in getting her killed asap.

Master Arbitrator says, "Arena One is now available for new warriors!"
You give Master Arbitrator Colosseum Ticket.
Your fellowship is now locked. You may not recruit new members. If you leave the fellowship, you have 15 minutes to be recruited back into the fellowship.
Tai Flagged is now a closed fellowship.

A fellow (army) of One. One gimp.
Well, I've got this lockpick rare. It's not doing any good for me, so . . .


Master Arbitrator gives you Colosseum Ticket Stub.

[Fellowship] Master Arbitrator says, "Your fellowship will be battling in Arena One."
Master Arbitrator says, "Attention Patrons! Combat will soon begin in Arena One."

Don't TELL everyone I'm doing this alone! I mean, there was no one there at the time, but STILL!

[Fellowship] Master Arbitrator says, "Use one of the two portals to enter your Arena. If every member of your group is powerful enough you may skip the lower battles by using the Advanced Colosseum Arena, but any one member of your fellow may be restricted from using that portal so be careful or you may be split up."

[Fellowship] Master Arbitrator says, "Don't forget that you must wait one full hour after the time you enter the colosseum before I will reward you for your achievements in the Arenas."

[Fellowship] Master Arbitrator says, "Good Luck!"

After thinking about it, I'm sure of it -- I want to make one run through the whole thing first.

Master Arbitrator says, "Arena Two is now available for new warriors!"

At least he'll spam a little differently now.

Colosseum Arena teleports you with Colosseum Arena.

Ok -- first off, we have golems. Obviously a piece of cake, even for me.

Iron Golem's perforated corpse falls before you!
Granite Golem is fatally punctured!
Granite Golem's death is preceded by a sharp, stabbing pain!
Copper Golem is fatally punctured!
You resist the spell cast by Unstable Magma Golem
Magma Golem explodes from your attack!

You say, "I AM SPARTACUS!"

You so have to know I was saving up time JUST to scream that out in the Colosseum. ;-)

Next spawn. Yawn. Not that I'm complaining.

Skeleton Lord tried and failed to cast a spell at you!
Skeleton Lord's death is preceded by a sharp, stabbing pain!
Risen Knight's perforated corpse falls before you!
As the skeletal archer clatters to pieces on the mossy battlements, it groans the name of Aerfalle.

You say, "The Colosseum's floor is a "mossy battlement?" Looks pretty clean and well-kept to me!"

A Door appears on the North wall.

Oooooh. THAT is cool!

What's in here?

Oh. Dolls.

Innocent Doll tells you, "We prefer action figures."

Whatever.

You resist the spell cast by Contained Rift
Contained Rift is fatally punctured!
You resist the spell cast by Pristine Doll
You knock Innocent Doll into next Morningthaw!

And fire elementals. Glad I'm using a physical attack.

You resist the spell cast by Flare
You run Gout through!
You resist the spell cast by Flamma

You say, "I AM SPARTACUS!"

Woot! After action figures, what's next? Transformers?

Oh -- bandies.

Banderling Striker's death is preceded by a sharp, stabbing pain!
You resist the spell cast by Banderling Striker

Banderling Striker cast Bludgeoning Vulnerability Other IV on you

WATAF!!?!???

The deadly force of your attack is so strong that Banderling Striker's ancestors feel it!

Beyotch.

Whoops. Out of ammo. Don't bandies hate piercing attacks?

You make a big bundle of deadly armor-piercing arrows.

You resist the spell cast by Banderling Striker
You resist the spell cast by Banderling Striker
You resist the spell cast by Banderling Striker
You resist the spell cast by Banderling Striker
You resist the spell cast by Banderling Striker
You resist the spell cast by Banderling Striker
You resist the spell cast by Banderling Striker
You resist the spell cast by Banderling Striker

Spell-happy, ain't they?

Banderling Striker cast Bludgeoning Vulnerability Other IV on you, surpassing Bludgeoning Vulnerability Other IV

Oh, FFS. It's not going to affect me, but sheesh.

You slay Banderling Striker viciously enough to impart death several times over!
A Door appears on the North wall.

Woo hoo. That's cool, but creepy.

Time for more fighting!

Your missile attack hit the environment.

Whether there's an enemy or not.

Oh, I like Tummies. Taste my death, j00!

Tumerok Gladiator's perforated corpse falls before you!
Tumerok Gladiator's death is preceded by a sharp, stabbing pain!
You run Tumerok Gladiator through!

Oh, crap -- I forgot

You say, "I AM SPARTACUS!"

Bobo's Quickening has expired.
Brighteyes' Favor has expired.
Ketnan's Eye has expired.

Time to keep drinking!

You cast Bobo's Quickening on yourself, surpassing Ogfoot
You cast Brighteyes' Favor on yourself, surpassing Honed Control
You cast Ketnan's Eye on yourself, surpassing Calming Gaze

Woot.

Demented Zharalim cast Magic Yield Other IV on you
You resist the spell cast by Demented Zharalim
Demented Zharalim cast Vulnerability Other IV on you

I still don't know what the heck a "Zharalim" is, but I'm thinking they look like weird Mujahadeen.

Demented Zharalim nicks you for 34 points with Force Bolt IV.
Maddened Zharalim's perforated corpse falls before you!
Demented Zharalim singes you for 16 points with Flame Bolt IV.
You resist the spell cast by Maddened Zharalim
You run Demented Zharalim through!
You resist the spell cast by Maddened Zharalim
You lose 6 points of stamina due to Crazed Zharalim casting Drain Stamina Other III on you
You resist the spell cast by Maddened Zharalim
You lose 30 points of mana due to Crazed Zharalim casting Drain Mana Other III on you
You knock Demented Zharalim into next Morningthaw!

This is taking too long, and I'm taking too much damage. Time to switch attacks.

Your lightning coruscates over Demented Zharalim's mortal remains!
Blistered by lightning, Maddened Zharalim falls!

Well, THAT worked.

Demented Zharalim cast Imperil Other V on you
Demented Zharalim cast Magic Yield Other IV on you, surpassing Magic Yield Other IV
Demented Zharalim cast Imperil Other V on you, surpassing Imperil Other V

Wow. So much for lowering Magic Defense to trained.

You heal yourself for 93 Health points. Your Treated Healing Kit has 5 uses left.
A Door appears on the North wall.

Okies. Now according to my little ol' chart here, I'm to face bugs.

You say, "I HATE BUGS!"

I wonder if I can get away with using piercing on these guys.

Red Rune Silveran Bow cast Moderate Bow Aptitude on you, surpassing Moderate Bow Aptitude
Red Rune Silveran Bow cast Honed Control on you, but it is surpassed by Brighteyes' Favor
You run White Phyntos Wasp through!

That would be a yes. But I bet bludgeoning would do better. I'd just be burdened if I made THOSE kinds of arrows, too."

You resist the spell cast by Black Phyntos Wasp
You obliterate Black Phyntos Wasp!
You resist the spell cast by White Phyntos Wasp
Black Phyntos Wasp's perforated corpse falls before you!
Black Phyntos Swarm sparks you for 32 points with Lightning Bolt V.
Black Phyntos Swarm shocks you for 37 points with Lightning Bolt V.

You say, "I AM STILL SPARTAGUS!"

But I *am* starting to take some damage.

You resist the spell cast by Black Phyntos Swarm
Black Phyntos Wasp sparks you for 22 points with Lightning Arc IV.
You resist the spell cast by Black Phyntos Swarm
Black Phyntos Swarm sparks you for 9 points with Lightning Blast V.
Black Phyntos Swarm sparks you for 10 points with Lightning Volley IV.
Black Phyntos Swarm sparks you for 9 points with Lightning Volley IV.
You resist the spell cast by Black Phyntos Wasp


You heal yourself for 101 Health points. Your Plentiful Healing Kit has 67 uses left.

Whew.

This is weird now. There are two hives left. Just standing there, doing nothing, like the monoliths from 2001. Except these two don't have a pack of screaming monkeys surrounding them.

Black Phyntos Hive is fatally punctured!
Black Phyntos Hive is incinerated by your assault!

Time for the second round.

You say, "WFT? More bugs?"

Yes, I actually typed "WFT." Sigh.

Hey, fire worked well on that last hive. Let's try it on the bugs.

You bring Black Phyntos Wasp to a fiery end!
White Phyntos Wasp is incinerated by your assault!
White Phyntos Wasp is incinerated by your assault!
Black Phyntos Wasp's seared corpse smolders before you!
Black Phyntos Wasp's seared corpse smolders before you!
Black Phyntos Swarm is incinerated by your assault!
You obliterate White Phyntos Wasp!
You bring White Phyntos Wasp to a fiery end!
Black Phyntos Wasp is incinerated by your assault!
You bring Black Phyntos Swarm to a fiery end!

THAT is a yes.

Oh good. More hives.

Black Phyntos Hive's seared corpse smolders before you!
Black Phyntos Hive is incinerated by your assault!

You say, "EFFING DRUDGES?!"
That's code for, "And now drudges."

These guys HATE fire, right?

You bring Augmented Drudge to a fiery end!
You bring Altered Drudge to a fiery end!
Altered Drudge catches your attack, with dire consequences!
Altered Drudge's seared corpse smolders before you!
You bring Altered Drudge to a fiery end!
You knock Altered Drudge into next Morningthaw!
Augmented Drudge is reduced to cinders!
Altered Drudge is reduced to cinders!

Seems it.

Baktak the Human Slayer says, "Time for a little payback!"
Kerthump the Ear Taker says, "I'm gonna bite me off some human ears!"

Ooooh. How neat! Named Drudges?! I bet they're something out of the Drudge "fight club" quest. Wish I knew about it more than that.

You smite Baktak the Human Slayer mightily!
Baktak the Human Slayer says, "Not Again!"
You resist the spell cast by Kerthump the Ear Taker
You resist the spell cast by Kerthump the Ear Taker
You say, "Har"
You knock Kerthump the Ear Taker into next Morningthaw!
Kerthump the Ear Taker says, "No! Don't take my belt you dirty humans!"

Oh, DEFINITELY from that fight club quest.

A Door appears on the North wall.

Next round. Me and my fire bow "blaze" in. Get it? Har.

You resist the spell cast by Cursed Wisp
You resist the spell cast by Fire Wisp
You resist the spell cast by Fire Wisp
You resist the spell cast by Fire Wisp

Um, maybe I shouldn't be using fire.

Fire Wisp is fatally punctured!
Fire Wisp's perforated corpse falls before you!
You run Cursed Wisp through!
Stasis Wisp is fatally punctured!

You say, "Well, just as well that I switched from fire!"
You say, "I HATE WISPS!"

I'm not always this negative. But this is like a hit parade of things that have killed me. A lot. In a row.

It's at this point that things got bad for the first time.

You say, "Gromnies? Who let the dawgs out!?"
You say, "Har."

But not so fast.

I'm doing SQUAT for damage. I realized that the colors of these dawggies corresponds to what damage you shouldn't do to them, elemental wise.

@e is color blind.


You say, "Uh oh."

So I hit on this method --

Royal Runed War Bow cast Moderate Bow Aptitude on you, surpassing Moderate Bow Aptitude
You cast Gossamer Flesh on Emerald Gromnie
You cast Gossamer Flesh on Emerald Gromnie, surpassing Gossamer Flesh
You heal yourself for 111 Health points. Your Plentiful Healing Kit has 66 uses left.
You heal yourself for 76 Health points. Your Plentiful Healing Kit has 65 uses left.
Red Rune Silveran Bow cast Moderate Bow Aptitude on you, surpassing Moderate Bow Aptitude
Red Rune Silveran Bow cast Honed Control on you, but it is surpassed by Brighteyes' Favor
Emerald Gromnie's perforated corpse falls before you!

I hit them with my War bow until I Gossamer'd them, then I switched to pierce vuln'd weapon.

This.
Took.
Time.


You cast Gossamer Flesh on Brass Gromnie
Brass Gromnie's perforated corpse falls before you!

Royal Runed War Bow cast Moderate Bow Aptitude on you, surpassing Moderate Bow Aptitude
You cast Gossamer Flesh on Sapphire Gromnie
Red Rune Silveran Bow cast Moderate Bow Aptitude on you, surpassing Moderate Bow Aptitude
Red Rune Silveran Bow cast Honed Control on you, but it is surpassed by Brighteyes' Favor
You obliterate Sapphire Gromnie!

And more time.

Royal Runed War Bow cast Moderate Bow Aptitude on you, surpassing Moderate Bow Aptitude
You cast Gossamer Flesh on Amethyst Gromnie
Red Rune Silveran Bow cast Moderate Bow Aptitude on you, surpassing Moderate Bow Aptitude
Red Rune Silveran Bow cast Honed Control on you, but it is surpassed by Brighteyes' Favor
You run Amethyst Gromnie through!

Whew. Finally.

Then (naturally) more came in.

You say, "MORE OF YOU IDJITS?"
You say, "What more could go wrong?"

The spell Inferno's Bane on Asheron's Supreme Raiment has expired.
The spell Inferno's Bane on Ancient Armored Long Boots has expired.
The spell Inferno's Bane on Ancient Armored Gauntlets has expired.
The spell Inferno's Bane on Ancient Armored Leggings has expired.
The spell Inferno's Bane on Ancient Armored Bracers has expired.
The spell Inferno's Bane on Ancient Armored Vestment has expired.
The spell Inferno's Bane on Ancient Armored Helm has expired.

You say, "Uh oh"

The spell Gelidite's Bane on Ancient Armored Leggings has expired.
The spell Gelidite's Bane on Asheron's Supreme Raiment has expired.
The spell Gelidite's Bane on Ancient Armored Long Boots has expired.
The spell Gelidite's Bane on Ancient Armored Gauntlets has expired.
The spell Gelidite's Bane on Ancient Armored Leggings has expired.
The spell Gelidite's Bane on Ancient Armored Bracers has expired.
The spell Gelidite's Bane on Ancient Armored Vestment has expired.

The spell Gelidite's Bane on Ancient Armored Helm has expired.
The spell Astyrrian's Bane on Asheron's Supreme Raiment has expired.
The spell Astyrrian's Bane on Ancient Armored Long Boots has expired.
The spell Astyrrian's Bane on Ancient Armored Gauntlets has expired.
The spell Astyrrian's Bane on Ancient Armored Leggings has expired.
The spell Astyrrian's Bane on Ancient Armored Bracers has expired.
The spell Astyrrian's Bane on Ancient Armored Vestment has expired.
The spell Astyrrian's Bane on Ancient Armored Helm has expired.

So I have to rebuff. And yes, the MOBs are STILL IN THE ROOM. Ignoring me. They've literally walked away, and aren't even FACING me. I had taken that long to kill the others, that the second crew got BORED.

You shake your fist.

But I'm not stupid.

You cast Inferno's Bane on Ancient Armored Long Boots
You cast Inferno's Bane on Ancient Armored Gauntlets
You cast Inferno's Bane on Ancient Armored Vestment
You cast Inferno's Bane on Ancient Armored Leggings
You cast Inferno's Bane on Asheron's Supreme Raiment
You cast Inferno's Bane on Ancient Armored Helm
You cast Inferno's Bane on Ancient Armored Bracers

You cast Gelidite's Bane on Ancient Armored Long Boots
You cast Gelidite's Bane on Ancient Armored Gauntlets
You cast Gelidite's Bane on Ancient Armored Vestment
You cast Gelidite's Bane on Ancient Armored Leggings
You cast Gelidite's Bane on Asheron's Supreme Raiment
You cast Gelidite's Bane on Ancient Armored Helm
You cast Gelidite's Bane on Ancient Armored Bracers

You cast Astyrrian's Bane on Ancient Armored Long Boots
You cast Astyrrian's Bane on Ancient Armored Gauntlets
You cast Astyrrian's Bane on Ancient Armored Vestment
You cast Astyrrian's Bane on Ancient Armored Leggings
You cast Astyrrian's Bane on Asheron's Supreme Raiment
You cast Astyrrian's Bane on Ancient Armored Helm
You cast Astyrrian's Bane on Ancient Armored Bracers

You cast Tusker's Bane on Ancient Armored Long Boots, surpassing Tusker's Bane
You cast Tusker's Bane on Ancient Armored Gauntlets, surpassing Tusker's Bane
You cast Tusker's Bane on Ancient Armored Bracers, surpassing Tusker's Bane
You cast Tusker's Bane on Ancient Armored Vestment, surpassing Tusker's Bane
You cast Tusker's Bane on Ancient Armored Leggings, surpassing Tusker's Bane
You cast Tusker's Bane on Asheron's Supreme Raiment, surpassing Tusker's Bane
You cast Tusker's Bane on Ancient Armored Helm, surpassing Tusker's Bane

You cast Swordsman's Bane on Ancient Armored Long Boots, surpassing Swordsman's Bane
You cast Swordsman's Bane on Ancient Armored Gauntlets, surpassing Swordsman's Bane
You cast Swordsman's Bane on Ancient Armored Vestment, surpassing Swordsman's Bane
You cast Swordsman's Bane on Ancient Armored Leggings, surpassing Swordsman's Bane
You cast Swordsman's Bane on Asheron's Supreme Raiment, surpassing Swordsman's Bane
You cast Swordsman's Bane on Ancient Armored Helm, surpassing Swordsman's Bane
You cast Swordsman's Bane on Ancient Armored Bracers, surpassing Swordsman's Bane

Almost done!

You say, "Malar Quaril"
Your spell fizzled.

Or not.

Fast forward -- back to it.

Emerald Gromnie's perforated corpse falls before you!
You cast Gossamer Flesh on Sapphire Gromnie
You cast Gossamer Flesh on Emerald Gromnie
You run Brass Gromnie through!
Emerald Gromnie is fatally punctured!
Sapphire Gromnie's death is preceded by a sharp, stabbing pain!

You say, "24 minutes left!"

The spell Archer's Bane on Asheron's Supreme Raiment has expired.
The spell Archer's Bane on Ancient Armored Long Boots has expired.
The spell Archer's Bane on Ancient Armored Gauntlets has expired.
The spell Archer's Bane on Ancient Armored Leggings has expired.
The spell Archer's Bane on Ancient Armored Bracers has expired.
The spell Archer's Bane on Ancient Armored Vestment has expired.
The spell Archer's Bane on Ancient Armored Helm has expired.

The spell Swordsman's Bane on Asheron's Supreme Raiment has expired.
The spell Swordsman's Bane on Ancient Armored Long Boots has expired.
The spell Swordsman's Bane on Ancient Armored Gauntlets has expired.
The spell Swordsman's Bane on Ancient Armored Leggings has expired.
The spell Swordsman's Bane on Ancient Armored Bracers has expired.
The spell Swordsman's Bane on Ancient Armored Vestment has expired.
The spell Swordsman's Bane on Ancient Armored Helm has expired.

You say, "COULD EVERYTHING STOP EXPIRING ON ME, PLEASE?!"

Back to it.

You cast Archer's Bane on Ancient Armored Bracers
You cast Archer's Bane on Ancient Armored Long Boots
You cast Archer's Bane on Ancient Armored Gauntlets
You cast Archer's Bane on Ancient Armored Vestment
You cast Archer's Bane on Ancient Armored Leggings
You cast Archer's Bane on Asheron's Supreme Raiment
You cast Archer's Bane on Ancient Armored Helm

The spell Tusker's Bane on Asheron's Supreme Raiment has expired.
The spell Tusker's Bane on Ancient Armored Long Boots has expired.
The spell Tusker's Bane on Ancient Armored Helm has expired.
The spell Tusker's Bane on Ancient Armored Gauntlets has expired.
The spell Tusker's Bane on Ancient Armored Leggings has expired.
The spell Tusker's Bane on Ancient Armored Bracers has expired.
The spell Tusker's Bane on Ancient Armored Vestment has expired.

And now, the mossies. THESE guys I know don't like fire.

You obliterate Mosswart Swamp Lord!

Mosswart Scrounger is incinerated by your assault!
Mosswart Scavenger is incinerated by your assault!
Mosswart Swamp Lord is incinerated by your assault!
You bring Mosswart Scavenger to a fiery end!
Mosswart Scrounger is incinerated by your assault!

You say, "So, I'm liking you guys better than the Gromnies . . ."

Understatement of the year.

Mosswart Scrounger's seared corpse smolders before you!
You resist the spell cast by Mosswart Swamp Lord
Mosswart Scavenger is reduced to cinders!
You knock Mosswart Swamp Lord into next Morningthaw!
Mosswart Swamp Lord is incinerated by your assault!

You say, "WTF?"

I have thought and thought about this -- I have no idea why I said that.

You expertly heal yourself for 99 Health points. Your Plentiful Healing Kit has 65 uses left.
You heal yourself for 93 Health points. Your Plentiful Healing Kit has 64 uses left.
You heal yourself for 200 Health points. Your Plentiful Healing Kit has 63 uses left.

Unless it was because I was nearly dead, and hadn't noticed??

So now, according to the chart, you are supposed to use lightning on the lugians and mattys.

But I am having a freaking TOUGH time, even with the War Bow.

Royal Runed War Bow cast Moderate Bow Aptitude on you, surpassing Moderate Bow Aptitude
You cast Gossamer Flesh on War Mattekar
You cast Gossamer Flesh on War Mattekar, surpassing Gossamer Flesh
Your lightning coruscates over War Mattekar's mortal remains!

Remember - I filter all combat, so trust me, this took a LONG time.

So I decided to take a look.

You succeeded to remove a global squelch.
You evaded War Mattekar!
You evaded War Mattekar!
You evaded War Mattekar!
You spark War Mattekar for 57 points of electrical damage!
Bobo's Quickening has expired.
You evaded War Mattekar!
Gotrok Juggernaut grazes your abdomen for 4 points of bludgeoning damage!
You evaded War Mattekar!
You evaded War Mattekar!
You evaded War Mattekar!
You spark War Mattekar for 51 points of electrical damage!
You evaded War Mattekar!
You evaded War Mattekar!
You evaded War Mattekar!
War Mattekar scratches your upper leg for 2 points of slashing damage!
You evaded War Mattekar!
Gotrok Juggernaut grazes your lower leg for 4 points of bludgeoning damage!
Brighteyes' Favor has expired.
Ketnan's Eye has expired.
You spark War Mattekar for 68 points of electrical damage!
You evaded War Mattekar!
You evaded War Mattekar!
You evaded War Mattekar!
You evaded War Mattekar!
You evaded War Mattekar!
You spark War Mattekar for 62 points of electrical damage!

This is NOT a lot of damage.

You spark War Mattekar for 28 points of electrical damage!
In fact, it's downright sucky.

Screw it. Let's try fire.

You scorch War Mattekar for 116 points of fire damage!
You scorch War Mattekar for 140 points of fire damage!
You scorch War Mattekar for 107 points of fire damage!
You scorch War Mattekar for 114 points of fire damage!
You scorch War Mattekar for 128 points of fire damage!
War Mattekar is reduced to cinders!

Ok, so I like that MUCh better.

Critical hit! You burn War Mattekar for 292 points of fire damage!

WAY MUCH BETTER.

You say, "Ok, so whoever had "Lightning" as the attack on IGN can BITE ME"

Har. Back to filtering.

You succeeded to add a global squelch.

You bring War Mattekar to a fiery end!
You say, "Ok, so this is MUCH easier"
You say, "No offense, Mattys"
War Mattekar is incinerated by your assault!
You bring War Mattekar to a fiery end!
War Mattekar is incinerated by your assault!
You bring War Mattekar to a fiery end!
You bring War Mattekar to a fiery end!

A Door appears on the North wall.

I am SO happy to see a door at this point. Sheesh.

Ok, here we go again.

You have killed 9 Repugnant Eaters! You must kill 50 to complete your task.
You say, "PUGS?"
You have killed 10 Repugnant Eaters! You must kill 50 to complete your task.
You have killed 11 Repugnant Eaters! You must kill 50 to complete your task.
You have killed 12 Repugnant Eaters! You must kill 50 to complete your task.

You say, "Woo - hoo! I'll make great headway on that kill task!"
You say, "And it only cost me a rare! Oh . . ."

You split Ravenous Eater apart!
You cleave Ravenous Eater in twain!

You say, "Not just Pugs. =("

You have killed 13 Repugnant Eaters! You must kill 50 to complete your task.
You have killed 14 Repugnant Eaters! You must kill 50 to complete your task.
You have killed 15 Repugnant Eaters! You must kill 50 to complete your task.
You have killed 16 Repugnant Eaters! You must kill 50 to complete your task.
You have killed 17 Repugnant Eaters! You must kill 50 to complete your task.
You have killed 18 Repugnant Eaters! You must kill 50 to complete your task.
You have killed 19 Repugnant Eaters! You must kill 50 to complete your task.
You have killed 20 Repugnant Eaters! You must kill 50 to complete your task.

You say, "8 minutes?!"
You say, "Holy crap! I might not die in this place!"

You say, "Er, but it would be helpful if I --DID--"

I meant this. Because I wanted the answer about whether you got vitae and/or dropped items. I'd heard both.

And then the Blues showed up. Pshaw. I have lightning arrows, fool! I eat you idiots for breakfast!

Blistered by lightning, Viamontian Tribune falls!
Blistered by lightning, Viamontian Tribune falls!

See?

Adept of Acid sears you for 44 points with Disintegration.
You resist the spell cast by Adept of Fire
Adept of Frost chills you for 50 points with Icy Torment.
Adept of Lightning sparks you for 14 points with Luminous Wrath.
Adept of Lightning cast Wrath of Harlune on you
Adept of Frost cast Wrath of Harlune on you, surpassing Wrath of Harlune
Adept of Fire singes you for 15 points with Silencia's Scorn.
Adept of Acid blisters you for 17 points with Dissolving Vortex.
Adept of Frost cast Wrath of Harlune on you, surpassing Wrath of Harlune
Adept of Lightning cast Wrath of the Hieromancer on you
You resist the spell cast by Adept of Acid
Adept of Fire scorches you for 46 points with Ilservian's Flame.
Adept of Fire cast Wrath of Harlune on you, surpassing Wrath of Harlune
Adept of Frost cast Wrath of Adja on you
Adept of Lightning cast Wrath of Harlune on you, surpassing Wrath of Harlune
Adept of Acid blisters you for 23 points with Dissolving Vortex.

You say, "WTF?"
You say, "YOU BROUGHT SPELLCASTERS!?"

Adept of Frost cast Pacification on your Teak Electric Bow
Adept of Acid blisters you for 25 points with Celdiseth's Searing.
Adept of Fire singes you for 22 points with Silencia's Scorn.
Adept of Lightning sparks you for 20 points with Luminous Wrath.

Uh oh.

You fail to heal yourself. Your Renegade Herbal Kit has 33 uses left.

Uh oh uh oh.

Viamontian Tribune beats you to a lifeless pulp!
You have retained all your items. You do not need to recover your corpse!

You say, "Ahem . . ."
You say, "Let's see . . ."
You say, "All spells gone? Check."

You're no longer protected by the Lifestone's magic!

You say, "Tons of arrows stuck on me, leaving me burdened? Check check."
You say, "Oh! 6 minutes left! Woot!"
You say, "Shurov Thipaj"
The spell consumed the following components: Prismatic Taper
Colosseum Arena teleports you with Colosseum Arena.

You say, "Sweet! I can go back where I was!"
You say, "Wait. Not rebuffed yet."
You say, ". . ."
You say, "And I *do* have vitae!"

You say, "Well, the mossies were relatively easy, I'll kill them and get rid of vitae"

Tai Fung rings the bell in Arena 6
Tai Fung waits

You say, "Oh."
You say, "Ah, what the heck -- how fast can I die in the Viamont room, anyway?"

Adept of Frost frosts you for 123 points with Icy Torment.
Adept of Fire singes you for 18 points with Silencia's Scorn.
The thunder of Viamontian Tribune crushing Tai Fung is followed by the deafening silence of your death!
Adept of Fire cast Wrath of Harlune on you
You have retained all your items. You do not need to recover your corpse!
The Lifestone's magic protects you from the attack!

You say, "Oh."
You say, "Ahem"
You say, "Now it's personal"
You say, "Shurov Thipaj"
Your actions have dispelled the Lifestone's magic!

Colosseum Arena teleports you with Colosseum Arena.
You cast Blackmoor’s Favor on yourself
You cast Asheron’s Benediction on yourself
You say, "BITE ME, BLUE SKINS!"

Blistered by lightning, Adept of Frost falls!

Ha. Got one. I'm pleased.
You say, "HA!"
See?

Adept of Lightning tried to cast a spell on you, but was too far away!
Its lifespan finished, your Colosseum Ticket Stub crumbles to dust.

Well, now -- time for my fat reward!

You've earned 500,000 experience.

You say, "..."

Master Arbitrator tells you, "You fought well! You are a skilled combatant."
Master Arbitrator tells you, "You shall be known to all as a "Gladiator"!"
Master Arbitrator tells you, "Take this knowledge as a reward for your accomplishments."

Master Arbitrator says, "Arena Two is now available for new warriors!"

Master Arbitrator says, "Arena One is now available for new warriors!"

Because the gimp just left Arena One. Don't mind his pee-pee puddles.

Wrath of Adja has expired.
Inferno's Gift has expired.
Wrath of the Hieromancer has expired.
Wrath of Adja has expired.
Gossamer Flesh has expired.
Logging off...
You have left the General channel.
You have left the Trade channel.
You have left the LFG channel.
You have left the Roleplay channel.
You have left the Allegiance channel.

Sigh.

Overall, it was actually great fun. I'm genuinely pleased. I think I lost a TON of time with the Gromnies, and whoever wrote to use lightning on the mattys can bite me. I can see why that place is addictive, though.

Doing this solo for my maiden run was no Aerlinthe (when I soloed it on my first time through that quest, but it took me 2+

hours, and a consult from Capt. Justice). But it was fun.

And that is what Asheron's Call is all about.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Saving, searching, saving . . . oops.

When I logged in patch day (night) Foxy told me to check my pack for a robe . . . nothin.

Okies, she says, you just have to do the Search for Asheron quest. So I talk to this guy, and he sends me ALL THE HELL OVER DERETH to pick up necklaces, rings, goblets . . . whatever.

As I'm doing all this, I'm thinking to myself, "Damn, this seems familiar somehow." Anyway, I finish up the quest, and talk to the guy in Cragstone (Osment something).

And get the same message.

So I do a little research, and it's the SAVING Asheron quest that I have yet to do, in order to get Bur recall (and presumably this stupid robe?).

There goes a perfectly good Thursday night -- glad I'd already run, and had a decent dinner before I settled in.

Foxy griefed me, and she didn't even KNOW it! ;-) :-P

Monday, April 16, 2007

Va Tech

--Initial reports indicate the shooter was a foreign student here on a visa, which we (the US) give out like candy. You think my RL work was intense before? This could be really, really bad. I might not see the light of day soon.


--So, remember all these emo college kids who post on VN about how (1) they hate cops, (2) cops are pigs, (3) cops are fascists, etc. Who was it that charged into the building where the shooter was? Who was it that laid on top of the students, and hustled them into cars and/or safety? Nice.


--Think also of how you have these people saying, "Those who would trade freedom for security (blah blah blah)." So, you want to ban all guns now, or increase gun control, but you don't want to take your shoes off at the airport? Hypocrisy, anyone? Security isn't a bad thing, and the Constitution is not a suicide pact.

May those poor students and their families find some peace.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Oh good, more Biakas . . .

. . . I jumped on a Sepulcher run mid-afternoon today (sans Decal, which is still giving me significant problems). We fought Zefirs and Biakas.

Biakas, as in "Dragons."

http://gimpyarcher.blogspot.com/2005/03/dragons.html

Ugh.

WOOOT!

I think I just got Decal reinstalled! Marie suggested I retry it, and it seems to have worked!

Friday, April 13, 2007

Woot!

Looks like I made quite an impression! :-D

Pardon me while I laugh. A lot. :-)

If I can find the YouTube link, I'll put up a route to Jon Stewart's view of the Duke case, complete with showing Nancy Grace for being quite the, um, "Marcella."

Hell, I am cracking up big time over Marcella's reaction to the Duke implosion, but with the video, pardon me while I laugh even MORE now.

*giggle*


Edit: Found it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXizCq6ODTg

*snort*

Remember, in Marcella Chester's world, you have to prove you DIDN'T commit a crime once you're accused. Marcella Chester and Nancy Grace . . . separated at birth?

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Death says, "I've missed you!"

But Harby didn't.

It's well after midnight as I write this (Foxy was right, I wasn't able to crash so quickly), so allow me to toss a few choice events from the Harby run tonight as I think of them (I forgot to run a chat log, still rusty):

--There were only about 7 of us there, prompting Don II to go on the @cg channel to see if anyone from "genpop" wanted to come. Nada. Uh-oh.

--We plow through to Harby, and beam in. At this point, things took a turn for the worse. Kinda like Titanic post-iceberg.

--As SOON as we beam in, Harby focuses on me like I'm a long-lost brother, just pounding me like crazy. I am working the "4" key, eating field health rations, when Harby hits me with the "drain 100% of your stamina" spell. Ugh. So I reach for the "2" key (which is the field stamina rations). Instead, because it's been a while since I've played, I hit the "3" key. What's the "3" key?

Hello, Aphus Lassel. Damn.

Time to run back to Yanshi.

--By the time I got back, I saw that Foxy died early, as her alt Shysie. Of course, me being who I am, I died pretty fast.

Time to run back to Yanshi. Damn damn.

I followed, quickly (naturally, this time, and ran back to Yanshi).

--Since I don't have self-buffing anymore (no Covenant), I hit on the brilliant idea to recall to the Whispering Blade Chapterhouse, touch the life crystal, and THEN run back to Yanshi. I'd be missing certain creature buffs, but I had a full array of beer, and the super-duper-composite bow seemed to pick up the rest (bow buffs, major coord, etc).

--That lasted about 5 minutes, when Harby put the Harbing-ownage on me again.

Lather, rinse, repeat.

At this point, we're up to 2 deaths, when we get Harby down to (this is true) like 2-5% of health. Here we go! We're on him! Free XP awaits!


--Insert 3rd death here.

You say to your fellowship, "As if on cue."
Shysie says to your allegiance, "lololol"
(Yes, she posted that in flipping @a chat!!!)

I made it back JUST in time to get my Arm token, as well as depart via the right portal so I could get my other XP.

Anyway, we get our XP, and I'm thinking of logging, when Don says, "Time to clean up the mess."

Oh good. More elementals. Except these are the ones dressed in the Viamontian-looking suits of armor, called "Knights of Verdancy/Strife/Whatever."

I'm serious -- at one point, I had 3 pounding on me with spells, weapons, debuffs, you name it. I was surrounded by so many buff men in colored armor, you'd think I was Liza Minelli at a Gay Pride march. All of this led to . . .

--Insert 4th death here. And at that point, I wasn't just doing heals for myself, I wasn't even fighting. And yet ZAPZAPZAPZAPDIEPORTALPORTALPORTAL.

Grrrr. Time to run back to Yan---ah, you get it.


--So now, by the time I'm back, we have the "Reflection of the Harbinger," who had arrived within (this is true) SECONDS of me saying, "Back!" in open chat.

And yes . . .

--Insert 5th death here.

Some things NEVER change. At this point, Foxy is just doubled over laughing, one person I hadn't met in the alliance actually had to apologize for laughing so much, and I seriously think I heard a wood target drudge snicker at me as I ran by for the SEVENTH time.

In the end, the competent folks got pseudo-Harby. But I got a free pack Harbinger from Enos. With the inscription, "5 times. ;)" on it. Now THAT is a welcome-back gift. ;-) :-P

--The good news was that I remembered to bane.

Time for bed. <3 to all. ;-)

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Creeeeeeeeeaaaaaak!

I'm psyched to go on a Harby run tonight (I spent last night getting the kinks out by running to the train/untrain place for some gems). Hopefully, I'll be 700 million XP richer after tonight (and that much closer to my last Clutch o' the Miser gem!).

:D