Langdale and the Wydow Connection..

Wydow…not sure if you still read this..but I love your Assassin’s blog!

Shame just like my little venture here it doesn’t carry on forever..

Anyhow, I ‘d like to get in touch with you but can’t find an email address anywhere..

Could you send me a mail on langdale1@live.co.uk?

Hope you still reading this Wydow, lol.

Langdale

Published in: on September 29, 2008 at 12:26 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Langdale and the ‘avoidance’ connection.

It had been several days.  I wouldn’t admit this to Langdale but like a little lost puppy I went to his Inn room at Irontoes, each and every day hoping to get an answer.  I wasn’t until a neighbour saw me there once again and asked me if I was after that ‘annoying little Rat’ that I eventually found out what he was up to.  So it turns out he has a new friend. Apparently the neighbour told me he was hanging round a lot with a man called ‘Ian Cathlan’ in Qeynos Harbour.

Obviously I set off to see if I could find this ‘Cathlan’ fellow.  On the way over there I mused that I was doing the right thing and Langdale must just have been pre-occupied and not pointedly ignoring me.  When I arrived I saw Langdale..well heard him straight away.  He seemed to be very unhappy with Mr.Cathlan.

“Yous give mees gloves, den wristies, then booties, then shouldies?? Yous prumissed mees fine armour..Yis Yis! yous did..mees wants legs and chesties” he squeaked.  Well I didn’t hear what Cathlan said but as I rounded the corner I saw Langdale striding towards me. I could tell he was unhappy and didn’t argue when he walked past me but pulled at my sleeve.

“Yous comes with mees. Yis Yis..we have things to find. His family is very forgetsful. Hes thinks mees his slave. Sending me all over picking up things they losts.  Hes dids says mees gets nice armour though if mees helps. Mees only gots these at the moment though”, ranting he waved a set of rather fine chainmail gloves in my face and pointed to his forearm pieces, shoulder armour and new boots. Speechless, I followed Langdale to the docks and we both caught the boat to Antonica.

 Well, we were sent off to find various items from around the Thunderring Steppes, culminating in locating an item called ‘Bonechipper’.  We found that one most difficult to find.  Took a while for us to find him though, even with Langdales ever increasing tracking skills.  I might have said at one point that he ‘couldn’t find the end of your nose’ with those skills.  “Hes in this area? Yis Yis?” Langdale asked me in retort…agreeing obviously he went on ” Yous sees…there lots of creeturs here …hard finding ones in many Yis Yis”..I couldn’t disagree really. 

We returned Cathlans family goods to him and he rewarded Langdale and he gave Langdale a rather nice set of chain leggings.  Langdale stood there for a few moments as if waiting for something.  Eventually he squeaked “Yous says Chesties!!! mees wants!!”

Cathlan refused to give Langdale the chest piece until he had collected the last few items his family had lost.  Bouncing around and drawing quite a crowd, at last Langdale relented. So off we went.

 Thunddering Steppes was our destination once more, this time to bring back lost family items from some Gnoll Sabertooth Harvesters, some Rumblers in the caves to the south and a disagreeable Giant called Ott Stompgutt. The gnolls and Ott all fell easily. I must admit I am begginning to get quietly confident in Langdales ability.  The Rumbler worms proved a little more challenging and more than once I witnessed Langdale running over the hill to where I awaited him waving his arms frantically..”Runs! Runs! they is too manys!”.  After a long hard afternoons battling though, we were triumphant and weary, we travelled back to Qeynos Harbour with all of the lost items.

Langdale got his “chestie” and he was suitably impressed by it.  What made him mad though was the fact that Cathlan had him , us..running back and forth all the time when he could have just given us a complete list of everything he needed.  Langdale didn’t hesitate to tell him this, obviously after he had gotten his prize.  I recall the scolding he gave him…It really was quite colourful.

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Langdale tells Ian Cathlan

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Langdale shows off his new AQ Armour

Yis Yis! Langdale …out!

Published in: on June 20, 2007 at 1:37 pm  Comments (1)  

Langdale and the ‘Firemyst Gully’ connection.

Langdale seemed full of himself today. Anyone would think that he is becoming a hero of Norrath the way he goes on!  I tried to explain to him while we were sharing a four stein jug of Berry Wine in Irontoes, that I was well aware of the fact he had attained his 20th season of adventuring but it still didn’t make him, as he put it, ‘like the fury of the Gods with a blade and bow’.  He didn’t seem to pleased when he overheard me muttering that he seemed more ‘like Londo the housemaid with a brush’ to me.  I really should have known better as he then went headlong in to a tirrade about ‘that Steadfast guy’ at the Antonica Claymore, who seemed to think he was a hero.  “He asked me to go in to Firemyst Gully yesterday”.  I knew what was coming.  If I thought he was like a house maid with a brush then he would ‘just a’bloody’bout show me’…”Mees is off to conquer ‘the Gully’, on mees own, Yis Yis!”.  He did it on purpose of course. He knew I would have to go with him. 

Meeting the Dwarf outside the gates did not do much to make me feel better.  If it’s not so bad in there Dwarf…why are you out here?  Langdale didn’t pause for an instant and shoved the doors open, and off we went inside.  The Dwarf outside, I never did catch his name..perhaps it was hiding behind his beard..said we should make contact with the Dwarves inside who would have some tasks for us. Didn’t sound too bad to me.  We had to slay a few undead to get to them and only when we did, did I realise what these tasks would be.   Langdale laughed as I exclaimed “Hold off a bloody Undead Army”, pointing in disbelief at Langdale and I…”Us two? are you kidding me?”. Well the dwarf nodded sobely then pointedly decided to ignore me and talk only to my rodent companion.

Langdale and the Dwarf plan our demise..

Langdale and ‘that bloody Dwarf’ plan our demise.

So, even though I had my doubts, we both went out in to ‘the field’ and began to slay undead.  Probably the most evil we encountered were some ghostly looking spiders. I can tell you now, even though I could hear Langdales manic giggles as we fought, they were pretty tough and I didn’t find them anywhere near as much fun as he did.  We were supposed to be removing some ‘Sigils of Undeath’. What this was supposed to achieve I really didn’t know and to be honest I could have done without getting too close to them. They were impaled figures on spikes!  All in all there were nine of them we had to get rid of.  This wasn’t so bad, as we slowly wound our way round the Gully removing undead and their Sigils as we went, avoiding some of the more nasty looking creatures especially some huge brute things near to some obelisks. 

Eventually, we had all of the Sigils apart from the last one. This one was in an awful looking skull like structure at the centre of the Gully.  Langdale suggested we try and sneak up as  there was bound to be something nasty lurking inside.  I agreed wholeheartedly. Now here’s the kicker..because I was in a huff when the Dwarf behind the barracade was talking to us..I kinda missed some important information. It turns out Langdale hadn’t,  but thought it would be ‘fun’ anyway to keep me in the dark on this one.  What I didn’t realise is that we were supposed to grab a shovel and a torch off another Dwarf in their enclave so we could dig up the corpses who would, when we approached the Skull hut be brought forth by the Undead Necromancer inside the hut.  The torch was also supposed to be used to burn corpses that lay on the ground and would be called forth just like the buried ones. Also…I hadn’t been told that those three huge brutes we had ignored by the obelisk type structures were actually there to prevent the Necromancer from getting hurt. I mean by magic and I mean hurt at all!  So even if we had defeated (and we didn’t even last a second) the fifty or so undead that poured on to us like acid spilt from an alchemists beaker, we would not have been able to hurt the evil spellbringer one little bit. 

I don’t think even Langdale was expecting what happened  and I honestly think he had over estimated the amount of ‘fun’ this would be as I cannot even scribe the language he used to the Dwarf when we went back to get the torches and the shovels.  There was mention of beards and mothers and paying for bed time, but that is as far as I can go recounting what he said. As it turns out, we didn’t need the equipment anymore.  All of the undead that had been summoned remained above the ground, so all it took was a short time…(ok maybe a long time) to clear all of the horrid creatures before we were ready for the Big Nasty himself.  The brutes by the way were not really that bad.  The were big, granted but their minions who accompanied them dropped fairly easily and then it was just a bit of an arduous battle to finish the brute off himself.

I waited the usual ten minutes or so while Langdale mercilessly taunted the Necromancer.  I even had time to grab a trail snack. Then he gave me the nudge and sent his first arrow flying.  What happened next was ugly but what battle isn’t? I think the thing that clinched us the victory was when Langdale sneaked up behind the vile creature and shoved both his shovel  and the lit torch up his behind. It created the distraction I needed to finish him off.  As a kindly consideration for the Dwarves and what they had just gotten us in to, Langdale suggested we present the dead body of the Necromancer to them ‘on a stick’ as he put it surveying the still inserted torch stump and shovel handle. They did however give us some rather nice weapons to compensate our efforts…which was nice..

Langdale and the Skull Hut..

Langdale and the Skull Hut, in a now totally Undead free gully..

Yis Yis! Langdale …out!

Published in: on June 12, 2007 at 9:40 pm  Leave a Comment  

Langdale and the ‘Hates Envy’ connection

So I decided amongst my many other toons, to create another!  This time however, I thought I would do it a little differently.  For one, I have never played a rat.  I have played an Assassin though.  Well Langdale is an Assassin. Even though I have already dragged one up to 70th, I decided to start another for one reason…..I wanted a Ratonga Ranger.  So I had no choice.  What I did have a choice about of course was the starting city.  I decided on Neriak simply because I have never started a toon there and my wife had been raging about how much fun it was!!

So this, the first of many blogs (hopefully) to come, tracking Langdales beginnings in Hate’s Envy and his adventures beyond.

Hate’s Envy Enclave.

Hate’s Envy is a small enclave near to the entrance of Neriak where I began my adventures.  It is a small but fun place with plenty going on, and more than enough quests to keep me interested.  My first stop was Verex N’Za who helped me start my career.  He sent me off on various tasks in and around Hate’s Envy.  They were short enough to hold my attention, if a little easy.

My next stop was the Mayors office where I picked up a few quests to go in to a nearby cave and also had to bring back the head of Ithari K’Xyrae for Mayor Sselnyl Do’Zyth!  Not a very nice mayor at all!

Mayor’s Office

Ithari K’Xyrae

 The cave that I collected K’Xyrae’s head from is supposed to spawn a rare ground item.  A flower that gives you a quest for a fairly decent piece of chain armour shoulders.  I spent over an hour wandering there (and it is pitifully small) and found nothing.  So I decided to move on.

My adventures took me out of Hate’s Envy and to the next step out in Darklight Woods, the T’Vatar Post.  Here I picked up a lot of extra quests and got myself some good armour pieces including a decent chest piece for freeing souls in to the Wellspring of Nightmares.

Wellspring of Nightmares

Langdale is now level 9.  I must admit I have really enjoyed Darklight Woods so far.  The scope and quests have been a lot of fun and I am looking forward to getting back in there.

Starting another alt, got me to thinking about something Stargrace said on her website www.mmoquests.com.  She said it annoyed her (albeit she said it was a little thing) and wished that ‘people’ (I think this means guildies) would dedicate a little more time to “mains” instead of alts.  I agree if the toon is powerlevelled, but if like I have done with my many alts and try to do quests or content never experienced with my other alts (granted some quests you need to do with all), then I have found the experience of playing alts most satisfying, rewarding and sometimes nostalgic. I don’t know if it really matters if you play an alt or a main…as long as you are having fun. 

 I am undecided when to attempt the betrayal with Langdale to become a Ranger as he is meant to be.  I think at the moment as I am enjoying the content in Darklight Woods so much, I will wait…and just try not to spend anything on updating my skills!

Yis Yis! Langdale …out!

Published in: on June 7, 2007 at 8:13 am  Comments (4)