September 27, 2006
“Deathtoll in the Overrealm is a very private place to the Awakened. There are reasons the place was called that. They may not be evident to those that defy law and step foot into Deathtoll, but hints exist. The Awakened created this undead sanctuary for no one else. It exists as a vault of treasures, memories and trophies of defiance. There is a relation between myths and what we all know as fact.”
– GM Vhalen, from this thread on the EQ2 forums
Last week I had the chance to visit Deathtoll with Timeless. Seeing it made me wish I knew more about the lore of this zone, as well as its inhabitants. From what I have read, Deathtoll is the treasure trove for the Cult of the Awakened, which is led by Kerafyrm. Tarinax, the boss mob of the zone, was caught trying to form an alliance to help Nagafen and Vox escape their imprisonment, and for his punishment, he was killed, his soul was taken and placed in the Obelisk of Lost Souls, and his skeletal form was reanimated by Kerafyrm in order to guard the domain.
It’s odd that a zone filled with signs of death can also be beautiful. I often found myself so interested in the zone and its ambiance that I had a hard time keeping myself alert for the constant combat. And if there’s one thing that’s imperative to remember in Deathtoll, it’s to never, ever, ever, step anywhere that hasn’t already been “swept” by someone wearing heavy metal.
If you are looking for more raid info on the mobs, there are good write-ups here, here, and here.
I know there was a big argument about the fact that Deathtoll was easier to access because the dragons that have to be killed are no longer contested spawns. But I’m glad they did. It’s a unique zone, it’s still extremely challenging to get into, and I believe that a guild’s progress should be hindered only by the content itself, not by the actions of another guild.
While I didn’t get to see Tarinax die that evening, I did get to see some impressive encounters, and I even got to see us kill a gnome. A successful night in my book!
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September 25, 2006
Been busy beyond belief, but I did have a chance to raid a couple times recently, so I’ll be posting up a lot more tomorrow. In the meantime, I made a new friend:
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September 19, 2006
Avast! Today is International Talk like a Pirate Day. I decided to celebrate the occasion in game today. But how?
Obviously I can go around saying Yarr and Ahoy, but I felt this was an important enough day that it warranted something extraordinary! So I broke out my pirate flag, proudly displayed it in my home, and headed to the streets of Qeynos to spread some pirate glee.
I headed on down to the broker to check out the loot, and found some pirate treasure! Sadly, it seems that pirate booty is not what it used to be, because I think I spent about a total of 75 silver on all the items I scooped up. There was one shrewd broker who decided to put a pair of smelly pirate pantalons for sale for 1400 plat, but I passed on those. Instead, I grabbed things like, dirty pirate’s bracer, smelly pirate’s cowl, pirate coin necklace, and rusted pirate’s foil, among other things.
I then sent out some pirate treasure along with a little rhyme:
Today at last
Is Talk like a Pirate Day!
It is with pleasure
that I send you this treasure.
Yo, ho, ho, and anchor’s away!
I then headed over to the bartender, in the hope that I could find a good pirate drink, but there wasn’t really anything that met the spirit of being a hearty pirate. I suppose Dwarven Ale comes closest. Tier’Dal Blood Wine sure doesn’t — what pirate drinks sissy elf wine, even if it does have the word blood in it. (On a side note, why does the bartender in Qeynos Harbor sell Lucan’s Lager, but there isn’t any Tunare’s Finest for sale? Isn’t that treachery?!)
So for today, at least, I salute the scummy men of the world’s waterways, who pillaged ships and terrorized the high seas, and continue to do so even today! (Although on a far less romantic scale)
Argh! Have a great day! Shiver me timbers!
Here’s some pirate lingo to use around the office and other places. (Site is somewhat slow)
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