A good friend of mine surprised me with the portrait of Venril Sathir, which was a limited edition reward for purchasing a magazine (or so I’d read) and made my afternoon. My only issue is that all of these very nice paintings are giant sized, the LoN ones included (can see one of them on the far right side) and I’m going to run out of room before too long. Not so much of an issue in Gorowyn where the houses seem to stretch on forever, but it’s an annoyance in the Qeynos and Freeport versions. I wish there was a “shrink” button. The painting literally comes to life, the mist swirls up in the painting. My little burnayai is passed out on the floor there, named him ‘scrub’.
Once I’d gotten the painting I decided I wanted to completely revamp Arysh’ house, so that’s what I spent the past day or so doing. I still owe 18,000 status on the place where as Stargrace has been down to 0 for quite some time now. I try not to make my houses crowded since it just causes issues. It’s located in South Qeynos though, the 2nd one closest to Qeynos Harbor on the Antonia Bayle server if someone wants to take a peek. I’m sure I’ll post screen shots later on.
So, this weekend was busy. I managed to get Arysh to level 76, completed the tome quests, got her action figures, decorated. Last night I finally managed to wiggle into some instance groups with the guild — oh, wait. That’s right, except Sebilis was down all day for <insert random reason here> and no one could get to the instances inside subsequently. I’d never been in Chelsith before, in fact I didn’t even know it was an instance I thought it was a regular dungeon zone. Low and behold, I was wrong. In beta this zone didn’t re-set properly and you could enter someone else’ cleared out instance. It was interesting. I had three quests for the zone, one ends in the fabled charm item that I’m looking forward to getting that has the enduring breath on it. No more fishbone earring! Goudia is already 80, so I wasn’t there for any experience, but I did get her 130th aa she needed. 10 to go. She also got a new chest piece with some pretty high int. Too bad nothing else good dropped from the zone.
The group changed around some after that and we picked up a few more people. Headed to Charasis: Maiden’s Chamber, and had a hard time in there with the new members, so we ended up leaving after a bunch of deaths. I’ve been there a few times, and love the zone, you just really need a good group. So we decided to go to Charasis: Vault of Eternal Sleep, where I also had two quests to do there, one for the fabled neck piece that has a heal on it. I won’t wear it but it’s fun to look at. Nothing much dropped there either, I think we had two ornate chests and the rest were treasured. I hadn’t been there before, so it was nice to look around. I think I’ve been to all of the instances now, at least with Goudia.
Hopefully I can get Arysh a few more levels, I’d like to get her to 80. On the other hand, I’m also trying to work my tradeskills on the other 7 crafters and get them to 80 as well, we’ll see how it goes. I still dislike doing everything solo, but I suppose it could be worse.
On a side note, Christmas shopping is done, the tree is up, and the cat has been warned. We’ll see how long that lasts.