| Date: the 23rd of March in the 52nd year of the reign of Dentin
time: 23:58 p.m
I stood in a tunnel which could only be described as a mine shaft. It was dark, I couldn't see a thing, except for a torch which gave some light. I picked it up so I could see further on. I walked north and landed in a room where i could see a sort of vest which i picked up. As soon as I put it on it became bound to me. In a corner lay a spear which I began to wield. I heard a deep growl that came from further down the passage. I stepped closer and to my uttermost shock i found a zombie dog which growled at me. I swang my spear and wounded it. Suddenly, my hands began to glow in a strange yellow color. Then a fireball came out of my hands and reduced the doggy to ash. As I dug through the ash i somehow discovered a small ring. I walked on and found a hole in the ceiling. I climbed through and found myself on a platform which led in to a ravine.
quest #1: kill some imps
| time: 0:04 a.m
location: on a platform
As I came out of this horrible darkness I heard a cough. As I turned around I saw a soldier lying in the ravine. He had a lot of stabbing wounds. He said: "bring this message to Whelan, the chief of the enchampment of the humans: an imp party is going to destroy the enchampment and eventually will destroy pelam." I stepped down into the ravine and was greeted by some imps. I killed them with my fireballs. As I walked on, I encountered more of those little pesky creatures. I looted everything I could. Finaly I went down into the enchampment where Whelan was waiting for me in a small hut in the Center of the camp.
| i found myself standing in the open.
it was nice to get out of the tunnel and to somewhere i could not only breav easier, but where i could also meet other people on the same adventure as me.
their was a lot to look at.
their was a waggon with a spellcaster behind it, who would teach you your first spells and skills.
their was a healers tent, a garbage pit (where people left items as donations for other players), and, the exit- which looked more like a hole in the wall, rather than a gate or a door.
but first, i had to speak to Whelan.
he told me that my next job was to go and kill a carver shaman.
i left via the exit and found myself in a grassy field, with, yes, you guessed it, more imps.
i managed to kill those easily, and finally found myself face to face with the carver shaman
when i started fighting him, i noticed 1 thing. he was armed. yep, the carver shaman was armed. not so much with hand weapons or spells, no, this sharman was armed with magical fireballs, which he through at you randomly
but, i made short work of him- and after the kill, i returned to Whelan where i awaited further instruction.
| next I had to go in to a cave in the stoney field to get a spellstaff.
I briefly thought about it- how did I go from killing a shaman to having to search for an item in a cave?. it seemed rather intense for a newbie like myself.
never the less, I made my way past the shaman, and in to the stoney field.
the field was not much to look at. their was more imps, a farmhouse, and a gateway to a graveyard- but I didn't worry about that yet. I needed to find the cave.
once I found the cave, I spent a good bit of time wondering the dark tunnels, trying to find my way to where the staff might be hidden.
the problem was, I didn't have a map, and I didn't have any hints of where to go. back at camp, all I was told was to find the staff.
I spent a long time going this way and that, killing what ever I might find in my path.
A lot of the creatures just attacked at random, making it difficult sometimes to focus on just one target.
eventually, I found a dark lair which was home to a fairly evil looking monster.
once he was dead, I had to follow the ancient river bed, to look for a treasure chest
it was easy to find, though I first had to kill some moving trash (where am I living again?)
I unlocked the chest, opened it, and found the spellstaff.
I bent down to pick it up, then headed back to camp.
I was all ready tired, but knew I had al ong way to go yet.
the island of sloe was turning out to be a big place
| now, if their's one thing I'm not so good at, it's navigation
when I returned to camp to hand over the staff, I was told to go to speak to sonja the elder who had a tent in camp
sonja explained that she'd lost a precious ring, and she'd like me, warcat, to find it for her and bring it back.
I nodded, though I didn't really know where to look.
using logic, I figured that after the cave, it would probably be the graveyard (the one I saw earlier?)
that's where I went
but the place was huge, and I didn't qute know what I was looking for
" help?" I askedo n the newbie channel. " I can't find this ring for sonja the elder."
" you need to kill a vampiress," I was told
I looked around and all I could see were skeletons and zombies. their was certainly no vampires around.
I went about the graveyard killing everything I found, before finding a gate that led to a Mausoleum.
it took me a while to figure out how to open the door (blonde moment, I guess.), but I went inside and started killingm ore stuff
" is the vampiress in the Mausoleum?" I asked
" yes, " I was told. " in the southwest corner."
the southwest corner?
I didn't know my compass points, and got even more confused as I wondered around
eventually, I started to kill vampires
" vampires," I said out loud to myself. "surely the vampiress is around here somewhere."
I spent some time (a lot of time), walking in circles. I was lost, and couldn't find my way to any unexplored areas
I started to try and retrace my steps, and as I did so, I stumbled in to a room I'd not been in before
it was a richly decorated chamber, and their, sitting in front of me, was the vampiress
the vampiress was quite hard to kill, and actually, even though I did kill her, I lost a lot of hitpoints in the process
when I tried to" take ring from corpse", nothing happened. I wondered if their was another way I needed to do it
I asked on the newbie channel and was told to " get ring from bones"
I did, breathed a sigh of relief, and headed back to sonja