Tezcatlipocca : Finished off some more quests. The Blacksmith quest was a strange one. You are asked to kill 8 blacksmiths, but the catch is, they spawn or a named spawns in their place. The nameds, strangely enough, spawn half the time with a long time until respawn. So you end up killing the two nameds, in order to get the placeholders to pop. If that’s not the weirdest quest mechanic I don’t know what is.
The Bastion of Flames access gives a very nice ear item which I’m adding to my growing collection of “group gear”. The bottleneck was finally solved when I walked the glass bridges, found another Thyr Mage at long last, and this time the giant had the efreet bottle. Did a few more steps, then headed up for Efreets.
I then had four different quests requiring me to kill efreeti, with three specifically efreeti soulslavers. The bottom of the first elevator has a large room with gnome ghosts and efreet, so I stood there and got started.
And what happens? The gnomes start to steal the efreet! Suddenly a group of the gnomes would spawn and high-tail it after a nearby efreet and kill him. Little jerks. They just aggro on everything don’t they ?
So I’m in the strange situation of intervening in the fight. I blast away at the gnomes, to keep the efreet alive. I can almost hear his, “Thanks, that was close!” reply, while I rest up and regen. And next, of course, I take on the efreet myself and kill him.
I managed to complete the efreet quests except for Lore & Legend, and have 20 of 30 for a kill-quest. Have the spirit update for L&L so maybe I can buy the parts; but I suspect they will be pricey if they’re available at all. I’m also now a “Champion of Drednever”, a new title I decided to try on.
Found another cave with ember bats. And with a bunch of gnomes. Naturally, the gnome ghosts are stealing the bats from me too. I cleared the cave of gnomes then managed to kill enough bats to finish off this part of the quest, and just after killing the last one I ran away from angry gnomes on my tail. I could just imagine them yelling after me – “OMG j00 suk ! R mobs get lost kthxbye”
I need the blaze bats, who I saw flying over a specific bridge in the past but who do not appear in any numbers during this session. May have to camp them for awhile, I have 4/12. Hopefully, one more session and I can finish everything but Efreet L&L.
1,278 quests. Leaderboards are updated, and I’m #23 on the server. Should be safe at that spot, with my next move up at 1,300. #50 mystic worldwide.