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We gathered at noon PST, setting up our tents, riding our carts. A few wagons parked back at the camp so it wasn’t too crowded. In total over 33 unique individuals took part in the slaying of the Ancient Starving Kyklops. It was a long fight and there was a moment or two when I didn’t think we were going to make it. Both of my characters took 70% dmg from a single AoE hit. I backed off with the alt afterward and watched from the sidelines so that the stronger fighters could take part in the defeat.

In the end, the massive creature did fall. We all earned titles, and blood that can be used for leatherworking potions. There was loot to be rolled on, including a rare bone. RNG was not on my side (when is it ever) but I did congratulate those who won, and I did have an amazing time at my first server event. Everyone listened (fairly) well to the instructions from our fearless leaders and there was zero drama – all the more reason why I’m playing on this particular server. I think everyone had a great time, and I look forward to our next event like this. Dragons and other uniques can respawn on the server, but I would imagine it will be a while before that happens. Wouldn’t want too many rare items floating around, makes things a bit redundant otherwise.

Speaking of rares! While working on a sword (to join my large maul in my weapon collection) I managed to turn the item rare. I was very happy about that because as my luck would have it just earlier in the day I tried to cast a spell on my rare small anvil, and instead I shattered the damn thing, which destroys it. Sigh.

I’ll work my alignment and channeling up quite a bit further before I attempt any more casts on rare items I own, that’s for sure.

As always, happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!