Thursday night saw a quorum of Elder - Blackheathen, Fugg, Neitzsche and Paxmortis - venture into the festering earth of Maraudon, with special invitee Stroeb joining the party in Dierdron’s absense.
Maraudon drips with evil the moment you enter - shamblers, sludges, slimes and scion haunt it’s fetid caverns. It’s a dank and unpleasant place, though Neitzsche enjoyed himself collecting the Ghost Mushrooms that thrived down there.
We had the luxury of dual leaders, with Blackheathen and Fugg tanking their way through whilst controlling the targetting and pulls with military precision. Not a single add for the night meant we got through without wiping. There were a few deaths, but all due to careless play on behalf of the followers rather than mistakes with the lead. Hence both Blackie and Fugg have put themselves on the path to Warmastery.
One of the more troublesome creatures we encountered was the Creeping Sludge, a slow moving ball of green slime that has a devastating close range Poison Shock effect. The tanks and Stroeb kept their distance for this one, peppering away with ranged weaponry, whilst Pax did a beautiful job kiting the sludge around until it fell. We got the feeling Pax would have been happy doing this all night, but there were quests to complete!
All fell before our blades of fury, the tanks drawing all the attention which allowed Stroeb to backstab with abandon and Pax to bring down the heavens above. But of course it’s all about the healing, and Neit shined by never letting anyone drop.
And, of course, there was the loot - there was so much to pick up that we had a few cases of Bag Rage (a genius expression coined by Denmother). Though we missed a few of the better drops, we did well enough:
Plated Fist of Hakoo (a BoE drop that became Blackie’s 47th pair of gloves after much discussion with Fugg)
After several hours of delving, we reached the half way point by redeeming Celebras the Cursed. We left the minions of Maraudon to rue the day the Children of Midnight entered their realm, and fearing the day we return to finish the job.
Another great write up Christian, keep them coming.
Just one thing to add though, whilst Fugg is more than capable of tanking during times of need he is currently specced for max DPS and with his two handed hammer of uber pwnage usually tops the damage meters.
And on another note, after much soul (bound?) searching, Blacky decided that since Hakoo’s gloves weren’t an upgrade to my tanking set and would only be a minor upgrade to my DPS gear I mailed them to off Fugg.
lol bag rage was definitely an issue, luckily Stroeb was on hand to help poor old Blacky carry a few things out.