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Perceptor Daltieri…exposed.

Posted by revenants on November 27, 2007

Sitting down to play a session at the weekend, I logged in and immediately got shouts over Vent and in game from some of my regular friends (in this case Daltieri<<RL Buddy and Emarald<<the Wife).  Within 15 minutes we were off and away on a Valdoons run then off to Kylong Plains to catch up some alts with the quest lines.  As I was sitting on the boat to Kylong, it dawned on me how lucky I am to have a set group of friends who are pretty much all online at the same time, and always up for a group thang. (Really??- Ed) 

I actually realised how much I take our hunting groups for granted and how because of them I have very little down time where I find myself just standing around looking at the scenery.  Now I know I mention them on Revenants, but apart from the odd mention or joke at their expense I realised not many of my readers have much of an idea who they are.  So this is it…a new ‘add’ to the webby…an in game expose on my regular hunting partners.  I am going to try and get at least one a week done before I run out of friends (be this week and next then – Ed). 

Today it’s Daltieri, 73rd Conjurer Extraordinaire. 

Our intrepid reporter headed out to Kylong Plains to grab a few minutes of his time…over to Shadowraethe.. 

Daltieri

Daltieri. “Want ketchup with that burger?”

Sitting in the main square in icy Terens Grasp, and before long Daltieri approached. A medium sized  Human, his swagger as he walked spoke of a man of confidence. As he joined me, his warm smile and a wink eased my first impression of an over confident peacock. He joined me for a drink and sipping at our Halasian Wines we sit, quiet for a while, enjoying the peace (strangely enough though we both commented on how we did not so much enjoy the smell of Rhino).  Daltieri is a calm figure and it surprised me how easy he is to be around. Even in the silence the confidence and relaxed aura was effortlessly absorbed from Daltieri.. 

A flamboyant character and good looks make it easy to believe that Daltieri is indeed an interesting personality.  Comfortable in his surroundings, his relaxed demeanour belie the power behind the man with the warm smile and wink.  One would not think such an approachable and easy going person could wield such devastating magicks.  Commenting on the group he usually hunts and quests with, he showed his respect for the team; 

“We always stick together. Totally focused, one hundred percent of the time. That’s us alright!” 

I thought the group dynamic to be an interesting one so I pushed the point. Asking Dal if he had any particular favourite in the group, and who was most integral to the group.. 

“I’m not sure there is a clear cut leader. We all chip in and do our best to cause complete mayhem, er..smooth sailing” 

It seems to me that particular group works without even trying and it’s always nice to hear of a group of individuals grouping with no power play influencing the politics of the group. Thinking to get things a little more personal, he was asked how he saw himself. 

“I’m a Magician, a wondrous one at that. I sometimes do clubs, but mainly dish out the mighty powerful spells.  I mainly grill and chill things.  I go down a storm at barbeques. I’m great there…char the meat…cool the drinks.  Out in the field…well. Then I can really show off, and with the rest of my illustrious friends, I just know we can…oh hang on.. the pot of water is boiling” 

So I wanted to get a few impressions from him of how he saw the new continent discovered recently.. 

“Yeah, it’s good. There was some ever so friendly guides at the docks when I first arrived who took me in and showed me the parties, err ropes..and I must say…This new land that we have discovered under the auspices of the Queen..it’s magnificent. We had a mixed reception of the locals I guess. At first it was all smiles and can you help us with this and that, then I came up here to Terens and the jumped up lot wouldn’t give me the time of day until I had done a load of running round for them…and the Iksar around here *mutter mutter*.  Usually though, a good word put in here, a favour there and the locals will come around.”

Daltieri was turning out to be a most interesting person and I really did enjoy his company, which surprised me considering his roots in Qeynos.  I thought I would take a look at his origins, try to get a window into his history and past.. 

“Well, it all started when I was born. And it will probably end when I die. Which I don’t seem to do like EVER! It’s great! Anyhow, is this one of those tabloid interviews? Are you with the Nettleville Enquirer? Look I didn’t know the girls age. Err *blush*…next question”. 

I thought this was a good time to leave Daltieri, as it most certainly seemed a madness was soon to overtake him and I certainly didn’t want to be around when that happened.   

A huge thank you to Daltieri for your time and this ‘special’ insight into ‘The man who is Daltieri…wondrous Magician, and BBQ host extraordinaire.

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Cloth Boots !?!

Posted by revenants on October 5, 2007

Battle with the Magolemus

Battle! Engaging the Magolemus, Lavastorm for Saving Soles HQ…(note Kruelahs Undead tide rising up in the background)

It was time to finally finish the HQ, Saving Soles.  The next step was the Magolemus an epic x2 50^^^ just outside the gates to Sols Eye, Lavastorm.  Obviously Killzum and Morriana were joined by my good friend Daltieri and his annoyingly charming voice, but also there were a couple more additions. My wife brought her 70 Necromancer, Kruelah Von’Krypt and another good friend of ours brought his Monk, Dwendalyn.  Of course with all three of the 70’s not mentoring down The Magolemus proved to be no trouble at all and went down like a sack of spuds. Even though both Dal and Morriana have passed 55 (..grats on 56 btw Dal…grrr, you beat me!) and do not have to be mentored, Daltieri and I decided to mentor Killzum down for the rest of the quest to see if we could complete it with just the three of us (Dwen and Kru moved on after the Magolemus, normal adventuring being below their lofty heroics!..).

So mentored and invised we went about the painful process of wandering around the zone re-activating the spires we de-activated earlier (I wish these quest givers would make up their minds!).  This is pretty much just a wander around the zone, but with Killzum mentoring we had a fair few battles on the way.  At one point we had to do a bit of Epicx4 drake dodging as the ring event was up for Sol’s Fist (I think that’s what it is called). But we all got round safe…until Killzum decided to do a bit of high speed lava dodging…forgetting Morriana was on follow. Yes, she died. We laughed. Daltieri laughed harder at my misfortune (your stupidity-Ed). So good ole Dal ran to the fourth spire re-activated it, then gave Morriana CoH so she could get it also.

After the long trek and fighting as we went, I would say a good hour had passed on this particular part of the quest.  Things were now looking up though. We only had to talk to the Effreeti Tazgar in the Temple and we were set for the last part in the Bastion of Flames…………. Or so we thought. Now here’s the thing. When Morriana was given CoH and clicked the spire to re-activate it, it seems I might not have clicked it properly or missed the clikky box, or something. One thing is for sure though, we were standing next to the Effreeti and, err hang on a minute! Morriana still needed to deactivate the fourth spire.  So Daltieri was left giggling in the Temple and Killzum and Morriana headed back to get the update, which I finally and sheepishly got. I could have sworn I heard the crawlers that were surrounding the base of the spire mutter to one another “I’ve seen her before”.

Back at the Effreeti and we all got our updates to move on back into Soluseks Eye and therein the Bastion of Flames instance.  Now I have done this instance before. A long long long time ago. Could I remember how to do it? No, of course I couldn’t. Did I admit that to Daltieri. No, of course I didn’t. After a quick battle to the room where the Bastion is situated (think its on the fifth floor of the dungeon) we zoned in to the instance.  So here is how it works.  You are in a small circular room with a circular platform in the middle with a button on. All round the edge of the platform is a ring of lava. Above this ring of lava are 4 mini platforms. When you click the button on the middle platform, 4 bottles appear on the mini platforms. Every time you click one of the bottles a mob appears. You have to stand on the middle platform and move at all as you fight the mob.  The reason? Well as you are fighting the mob the lava starts to rise, and if you aren’t on the rise in the middle of the centre platform and you move about, you get fried. So…what did we do. Yes, you’ve guessed it, we stood on one of the small platforms and watched as we were engulfed by the lava. No one managed to get to the centre platform and safety, so we all died. 

 An hour later after fighting our way back, we tried again. This time everything went smoothly and we got our update from the Djinn master in there.  A short hop to The Temple again and we got our rewards!  Now I was under the impression (obviously the wrong one-Ed) that boots dropped from HQs automatically changed to the type of armour that your character can wear. Well, I was wrong. The Golden Effreeti Boots are in fact cloth and that’s that! So I was a little dissapointed by that, but only had myself to blame for not researching it properly. The status for the guild was nice though. 

I don’t think I will be returning to Lavastorm anytime soon. I have just about had my fill of that place. Stunning in a visual way with all the heat distortion and lava bubbling up everywhere the zone is not bad. It’s just a pain to get around anywhere and as I have said before, the gloomyness depresses me.  

One thing I didn’t mention, that definitely needs comment is the fact that our troubled night with Lava deaths , clikkys not clicked, rising lava etc…was not helped at all by what appeared to be Daltieris amazing knack for pulling mobs when neither of us were paying attention.  Of particular note was the dubious mistake of pulling the mobs around Tazgar the Effreeti.  Just when my computer froze and poor old Dal was left to fend for himself as Killzum and Morriana danced around LD land. Luckily the freeze corrected itself and we managed to pull through by the skin of our teeth. Top job Dal! ~wink~

To be fair though, even with Killzum mentored down from 70, we wouldn’t have got far without Dal’s amazing DPS which saved the day many a time.  My key phrase for the night before pulling was “Are you ready for this?” (cue music-Ed)..and it seems Daltieri was more than ready and usually went about destroying the mobs with ease and aplomb.

A quick congratulations to Morriana who eventually made 56 (whislt I am writing this Dal is at home, online and levelling!! arrgghh, will I ever catch up?).

Finally, thanks to those that helped. Kruelah and Dwendalyn for your help with Magolemus, and Ddrow who turned up just a little to late to help with the fight, but whose company is always welcome. Cheers guys. A huge thanks also to Daltieri. It is always a great pleasure adventuring with you mate.

Before Magolemus

Daltieri, Killzum, Dwendalyn, Morriana and Kruelah. Before Magolemus.

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