January 22, 2007

The Serpent of Sihari

Over the weekend I checked out a really cool, low level dungeon right outside Lomshir called The Serpent of Siharis. On the surface, it doesn’t even look like a dungeon, because it’s just the rotting hull of a ship run aground. But there are roaming dead all around the ship, and it becomes clear that something sinister is going on.

Above: Bracing for a pull at the bottom of the demon temple.

As my group headed onto the ship, we met up with the ghostly captain, who told us what happened. Apparently the ship ran aground on top of a temple, unleashing a horde of undead on the beach and causing the untimely deaths of the crewmates. He asked us to destroy the portals in the temple below the ship, to stop the influx of demons that had been seeping into our world.

We made our way below decks, and soon found the hole in the hull that opened to the temple. For a low level dungeon (levels 8-12), it sure was impressive! It was huge, and full of Ahnd’ka demons who cast a menacing shadow as they stood guard along the walls. The architecture reminded me of Qur’xa temple, which makes sense since the demons had stolen the secrets of planar travel from the Kurashasa.

Above: Eerie shadows from Ahnd’ka Demons.

Pulls here seemed fairly straightforward. The demons are usually clumped in twos or threes, but the groups seem spaced out enough that it’s easy to avoid overpulls of multiple groups.

We crawled to the bottom, but unfortunately did not meet up with the boss. Instead, we decided to celebrate with a group handstand. We stunk so bad at coordinating it, though, and the only thing that could have helped us was to have had the boss spawn right behind us as we were counting to three.

Above: Can Henry Kissinger do this?!

Overall, it was a fun crawl. It’s nice to be able to tackle dungeons even at a low level, and this certainly was no throw away, space wasting, mob lined tunnel. The layout and quests involving it are meaningful and eye-catching. It’s a great spot for anyone near lomshir. Hopefully next time I’m back there I’ll get to see the boss–and do a better group handstand!

Here’s a few shots from the Griffin Event on Friday night. I only got to ride one for about 15 minutes, because soon after they put in the griffin vendor in Halgarad, the servers had to come down for a patch. I got to see some neat stuff in that short time though!

Here I am heading into Ironfor…….er, wrong game!

If I get to do one thing in this game, it will be to push Corka off this bridge.

Can’t wait to find out who we can blame for this getting here….

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  1. I like seeing these dungeons shows me what is to come, thanks for sharing

    Comment by navid — January 24, 2007 @ 1:05 am

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