Poetry in Bios


‘Brigida is stunning while running and punning! ‘
She is a female level 50 Half-orc Warrior, 797 years of age.
She is a peaceful player, and belongs to the Order of Baali.
Brigida has accumulated 0 glory in her lifetime.
She has found succor in the deity A’enari.
Brigida’s personal bio:

We trod the Realms, we make our way,
along the trails, all night all day.
Temples forests towers tall,
on and on we search them all.
Untold horrors we espy,
Demons Devils Succubi.
We hope to do what none have done
or win the battle none have won.
the (D)eadly (T)rail may claim a few!
We’ll grieve we’ll mourn, and then review.
It’s not the items I possess, my armor weapons or my dress.
It’s not the sharpness of my wit, or lack thereof of it!
The years have gone, time still moves on.
Yet as I look back in my mind, a single constant there I find.
The things we hunt, remain the same,
Fun Friendship and a stable game.

Thanks Thoric and staff


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Learning to walk before you run …

So after all this leveling has been undertaken comes the inevitable “omg they’re naked!” series of runs.  For some people the run goes as far as “traffic Need a full set of gearzOr for my new ….” but for me it means checking storages and then making a tour of a variety of mobs.

One of the common stopping points is Justice.  Devout scales aren’t the most exotic of items but when you want a couple and don’t want to buy them it’s one of your pit stops.  I generally prefer to run with people, rather than on my own, so I brought along some friends from the Guild of Origin and off we went.  After about a dozen kills we had a pair of scales and that was enough of that 🙂

No sooner had I recalled than someone else suggested we go hit MoLS for some Shades of Light …. well … ok!  2 pair each later and it was time for supper.

These small party adventures are the bread and butter of running on Realms to me.  1-3 people and off we go.  There is a down side to this type of running and it was apparent to me last Thursday when we went as a large group to Corsterix.    Stolichnaya was doing his best as run leader and learned a ton about how things go (things go wrong, that’s part of running).  We managed a few kills on Corsty and more than a few deaths because we weren’t all clear on what we were doing and weren’t communicating ideas to one another.  I’m not blaming anyone because that doesn’t accomplish anything, I’m hoping instead that we all walked away and learned something about running together, I know I did.

So reminder of the day for me, when adventuring with a large group: keep yourself organized, help keep others organized and remember to have fun – the loot is secondary 🙂


Catacombs of Mahn-Tor (or 2 thieves and a barbarian levelled makes someone something something…)

The last week has been another detour through adding experience points to characters.  The baby barb that I started to kill Brutus with hadn’t put on a point of xp since I wrote that blog post, so it was time to finish him off.  Ended out with a 933 hp base, which I was pretty satisfied with.  I also levelled 2 thieves for other people and I felt the came out with decent enough bases, 742 and 728 respectively.

This is not another blog post about the evils of leveling or rerolling … this is another blog post about “while I was levelling I tried something new and ..” 🙂

This week’s wander was to the Catacombs of Mahn-Tor, a nifty little adjunct to the Keep of Mahn-Tor.  Once you gain entry there’s a few sealed off tombs that make you grateful that pass door can still be brewed.  Might have even found a bug, because once you door bash them open after repop you can’t walk through them and door bash thinks they are open.  Each of the tombs can provide you with a fight, whether the remains of the King and Queen or just the ancient warrior spirit.  You will additionally confront ghosts, spirits and even a wraith in the hallway.

I’ve noticed that there certainly seems to be more to the area than what I’ve discovered, the flame of the elder was nice as are the cotton bindings but the burial armor seems out of place.  Whenever I see a piece of equipment with negative stats and no apparent use it triggers alarm bells in my head.  Additionally some of the vaults can be opened and closed.  I have not yet determined if bringing the corpse of Mahn-Tor into the catacomb is triggering anything yet, I haven’t gotten it figured out just yet, but I’m having fun trying out different ideas.

I’ve run away with the king and queen’s body before too, I just haven’t decided where to take our mummy jerky yet 🙂

Stay tuned 🙂