Turns out that yesterday a deer lair spawned relatively close to Les Reveur, and now my deed is being visited by these cute little critters. I managed to tame and lead two of them back to my pens, but the one pictured above, the elusive green ‘scared’ deer, was always just out of my reach, high up on the mountain side. I really love her neon green glow, and have high hopes of breeding her once she’s of age – but I wasn’t going to be able to do any of that if I couldn’t tame her and lead her onto some flatter ground.
The entire event of obtaining this psychedelic deer is quite a tale. It started out with Arkenor coming to visit the deed, and wandering by land instead of the coast (as is my typical rout, because creatures scare me). Along the way he found an abandoned catapult which he began dragging with him. Now, there is a tunnel through the mountain behind my deed but it has been difficult to pass through because on my side there was a wall blocking the entrance. He thought that the catapult might be used to break down that wall, and clear my way through the mountain.
A few difficulties came next. One, caves are fickle locations. You can’t hit a wall that is outside a cave, from inside. You also can’t use a catapult, as it turns out. Our only course of action would be to drag the machine around the mountain, and then approach the wall from my side. This was made into the epic battle of a life time as we were surrounded by an anaconda (which we fought and successfully killed together, after many many bandages), some spiders (also fought and killed), a few mountain lions, and wolves. Hours passed and we were still no closer to defeating the wall enemy then before.
Finally, it looked like everything was dead. Arkenor dragged the catapult part way up the incline behind my deed, and proceeded to make bricks and launch them into the air, hoping to find the ‘sweet spot’ to be able to hit the wall. After a little while – he succeeded! Shortly after he found the sweet spot, the wall blasted open and the path through the mountain was cleared. I was hiding inside the house due to another spider attack, and unbeknownst to me Arkenor had managed to lure the deer with his soothing voice and tamed it with a handful of seed. He placed it in my pen so that when the spider finally wandered off in search of easier prey, I saw the eerie green glow from my door step. I was incredibly happy.
Even though I got absolutely nothing ‘done’ last night (aside from Arkenor bashing in that wall, and a lot of fighting skill) I had a blast. It’s these adventures in Wurmonline that really make the game for me. Sure, I can farm and teraform and mold the lands to my specifications, but it’s the adventures and mishaps that happen that make a great story.
As always, happy gaming no matter where you find yourself!