Friday, May 18, 2012

Avalon - The Penultimate Lake

We're at the Lakeshore! Filled with purple stuff in the water with little goblins wrecking havoc!
Scattered showers possible....

What is an alphyn? Curious? Here. Similar to that of the griffin, hmm?

I knew kudzu was strong, but whaaa?

Looks a LOT creepier than Gollum, that's for sure.


No clever caption here, though it looks like it's raining on the pyre..

Gotta duck to go in there :o

Deepwater - the only underwater place in Avalon. A lake, though, not the ocean. It's also quite short ..

More icky Spriggans. From a dark village to under a lake.
A not too challenging Death elephant was passed, and Sheba was hatched! Check out the crafted boots too - awesome crit block. After 4 boss battles in Deepwater, it's time for the conclusion of Avalon.. coming up Sunday. Can't wait!

Happy Questing!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Avalon - Dun Dara/Outer Yard

Firstly, I'd have more pictures, but I forgot to transfer some from a computer currently residing a few miles away. I'll bring them in next post, so a couple posts may have pictures that are a little out of order. Anyways, this post will include Dun Dara and Outer Yard, while the next post will probably have a few leftover Wyrd pictures and the Lakeshore.
One of the first 9-pip spells I've encountered. Ouch. At the very end of Outer Yard, I'd been hit with the 9-pip spells of each school.
One of the first of quite a few Monty Python/Holy Grail references here in Avalon. Tehehe. 
*The following video has some gore*

Oh, hello there, Roger.. ;P

Finn and Melusine the merfoxes. Yes. Merfoxes.

I don't see how it's helpful if he just stands there..

All the new Knights Of The Round Table. Good friends :D

And so we get to the Outer Yard. Looks pretty crowded yet short, with a boy resembling Justin Bieber. (Terrible comparison, yes..)

My goodness, this made me crack up.

Pretty ingenious - replace the grenade with an explosive pomegranate of all things!
The Lakeshore - mostly remarkable for a major Effluent spill culminated by a house rocking on kudzu. Sounds exciting! I'll post about it tomorrow.
Happy Questing! 

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Avalon - Weirwood

Arlen continues into Avalon..
..Encountering, of all things, a decorated ostrich.

And this little froudling here. Trust me, I don't taste that great.

Finally back in the Wild.. or is Unicorn Way? Instead, we have teeny elf imitators locking up the pixies. Fun.

Ah, a boss which happens to be an unidentifiable creature.

Followed by another, possibly a Wyrm who inherited beaver teeth.

With some help from a friend, Jabberwock's cheating ways were overcome. Don't really want to do that fight again :P

Ickickickick. TMI, Kingsisle :P

So frabjous, that all mimsy were the borogoves, and the mome raths outgrabe! And, so we go galumphing back to our adventures.

Encountering the creepy-looking second part of Weirwood, The Wyrd.

That is some wicked XP if I do say so myself :D

The first boss encountered who uses a level 68 spell, possibly - the level 74 spell boss, Hrefna. Used Katz's Monster 4 times during the battle. How may enemies here have apparent beaver teeth?!

That's new. Imps make greenish light from their houses? Sweet.

What's up with the other side of his body? Maybe my medusa? :P

Not so nameless anymore ;P
The second part of the Wyrd comes next, followed by Dun Dara and some Monty Python references *snicker*. Also, congrats to TFN on the Kingsisle job! WOOTs!

Happy Questing!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Avalon - The Hunt Continues

So, we venture into the village of Caer Lyon, a humble town full of residents who want to move to Caliburn or rich residents who own estates. A last stop before the well-known Weirwood area, Caer Lyon is a pretty diverse setting, home to foxes, panteras, froudlings, Red Caps, possums (badgers?) and dogs, to name a few. Sort of like a main crossroads in Avalon. A lot of interesting characters to be seen....
Like this guy, who plays a watermelon on a stick and calls the Fomori "handsome"
How'd he know? o_O
Though cute, Panteras are deadly, don't mistake that.

How'd they tie this thing to the ceiling? Or did they borrow a portion of Skyway.. hmm..

Basically, arranging the nuptials of a Dryad and Fox can lead to some conflicts.

One of the many estates in Upper Caer Lyon.. apparently turning over chairs is a custom.

And so we arrive at The Wild, the first part of Weirwood..

Greeted by evil little owls - though they also look somewhat cute, how evil is locking up a Unicorn?!

I suppose I'm supposed to fight combustible lemons later?

Looks more like a sacrificial torture room. Fun.
If you're having trouble with White Owl Tower, grab the green flask at the far right on the windowsill, then the square blue flask at the back. Lastly, a case of Mushrooms will do the trick. If you get any wrong, you get an extra balance owl boss with 3 minions, so be careful (and I would recommend marking your spot)!

I'm seriously questioning what I came here to get - a 'Learning to Read' book or something else? Also, did that Ogre use kitchen materials to arm himself? lol, that will definitely deflect my Medusa.

The second half of the Wild (and a little Upper Caer Lyon) to come next, though I don't think I can post it tomorrow. Expect the next post by Wednesday!

Happy Questing!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Avalon - The Beginning

Avalon is out, which means.. a post every day! For a little while, at least.
I would of started the series of posts yesterday but I dislocated my knee.. not pretty.
To put the Avalon Test Realm into perspective, it took 23 days to get from TR-LR, whereas it took 19 days for CL a year and a half ago - the announcement of P101 was likely a factor. Though it was a tough wait, it doesn't matter much. I can tell you, I was excited last Wednesday (and still am)!
First off, defeat of a Jade Oni is required to get into Avalon. You know AV is going to be pretty darn tough when the first boss has 11,000 health - much tougher than Malistaire.

And here we go into the whole 'Council of Light' thing. Confusing.

Like THAT will help........

First glimpse of Avalon: A pretty, somewhat primitive place that reminds one of Alice in Wonderland.

Oh look, more anthropomorphic dogs!

Though it wasn't Myth Wyrm (aka Basilisk) on Fire Wyrm, Medusa did the trick.

...Okay, I don't even want to know what happened to the person in the armor..

Tonight---the ferret DIES. Or badger, possum, whatever.

My stormy goodness, Panteras are SO CUTE. Level 88 spell idea, pllleaaaassse?

..This guy, on the other hand - yeah, I don't want him in my spellbook.

Part mammoth, part ram, part unexplained extra-terrestrial being here.

I'll take the badge, but not an 'arrow to the face', thanks.

I love how high some of these staircases go.

Beatles album for a street name? I'll take it!

It is pretty dull, however - imagine the Beatles crossing the road here. Not the same effect.

Cool library-ish place, though! Francis Lux also gives a training-point quest.

That about does it for the first part of Avalon. Caer Lyon comes next, continuing the whole 'look-for-important-sword-end-up-doing-other-people-favors-cycle'. It gets pretty maddening by the time you finish The Wild.

Happy Questing!