Hubris of the Shissar
Striking at Divinty
The Shissars were one of the great powers of antiquity on Norrath, though few traces remain of what was once a mighty empire dominating the continent of Kunark. They rose to power at some unclear point between the Age of Scale, dominated by the dragons, and the great Iksar empire – presumably the Shissar powers were a feature of the Elder Age of Norrath.
As often in the history of Norrath, it was hubris and a desire to challenge the gods that resulted in disaster.
The Shissars traditionally worshipped Cazic Thule , but as they came to dominate Kunark they started to think of themselves as greater than the God of Terror. To demonstrated this they enslaved the lizard-like Iksars , one of the races created by Cazic-Thule.
Whether the Shissars were themselves created by Cazic is unclear. Though their reptilian appearance and their taste for terror and necromancy are quite reminsicent of the God of Terror’s preferences, the Shissars themselves came to claim that they had been created instead by the primordial deity Veeshan , the crystal dragon.
It was also claimed that their perpetual emperor, the immortal and very powerful Shissar warrior Ssraeshza, was himself a demigod. Ssraeshza, the Shissar theologians claimed, was the very son of Veeshan and had created all Shissars from his own scales.
They also claimed that the other gods had grown jealous of the perfection and power of the Shissars, and had stolen Ssraeshza’s strongest divine powers.
The conflict between Cazic-Thule and the Shissar escalated, and the God of Terror may have been the one who pushed for the gods to release one of their weapons of mass destruction against the empire of the serpent-men of antiquity. The deadly, airborne disease was called the Greenmist and killed nearly all that it touched. Soon, the once-mighty empire was ravaged by divine plague.
Whom the Gods Would Destroy
This targeted extinction-level event was not entirely successful. Most Shissar mages were dead or dying, but the very knowledgeable Imperial Wizard T’sharnell still lived.
At the Emperor’s urging, he tried a desperate spell that didn’t quite produce the intended effects, but took him, the Emperor and perhaps a hundred shissar survivors to the moon of Luclin. Being largely defined by their slave-holding practices, they also brought as many thralls as they could.
The Shissars, once possessed of formidable arrogance, were at that point culturally traumatised and living in terror that the Greenmist would follow them to the moon. As their slaves toiled to create a fortress in the hostile environment on Luclin, T’sharnell created magical barriers against the Greenmist.
To be even safer, the Emperor ordered to create a gigantic vacuum around their fortress, which even the Greenmist would be physically unable to cross.
T’sharnell and lesser wizards were successful, and blasted the atmosphere out of a large area around the fortress. This region became known as the Grey, an airless mineral desert.
The haggard Shissars were now safe, but their culture ossified. The elder lamented the loss of their great empire, many of their slaves died off, and the youths grew up without having ever experienced the grandeur of the true Shissars.
The life in the mostly-underground fortress (defiantly called the Temple of Ssraeshza) was much simpler and harsher than the imperial life, and they still were afraid.
Meanwhile, on Norrath, the Iksars were free – and eventually assembled an empire rivalling that of their former masters at its height.
During the Age of Turmoil, in the deepest levels of the Temple, a conflict erupted with a strange race of beings, called Thought Horrors by Humans. At first, T’sharnell’s wards could contain the things from the caverns below, but the wizard sacrificed his life essence to prevent the renegade shissar black magician Vyz’dra and his minions from overthrowing Ssraeshza.
This coup attempt left the loyal Shissars reeling — as the power of Vyz’dra had been great — and deprived them of many of T’sharnell’s more recent wards. Albeit the airless barrier remained at the surface, the Thought Horrors found it much easier to reach the Temple, and they launched a great underground assault against the snake-folks.
Though they had hordes of mind-slaves and burrower worms, the Thought Horrors had underestimated the cruel power of the Shissars, and were repelled. Still, their attack had inflicted serious losses to the serpent-men and their slaves.
The war between the brood of Ssraezsha and the Thought Horrors commanded by the terrible Overfiend continues to rage under the Temple – in the immense network of caverns called the Deep. Though dreams of conquest were again awakening in Emperor Ssraezsha’s alien mind, the losses from the Vyz’dra plot and the Thought Horrors onslaught made them impractical.
Furthermore, the reactivation of the Combine Spires on Norrath , allowing Norrathian to teleport to the moon of Luclin on a regular basis, created grave concerns that the gods would notice the Shissar survivors and sent the Greenmist anew to finish the job.
Loot Emperor Ssraeshza (Emporer's New Groove - TMO), November 21, 2016Azaliil's Ring of Analogies - Kaizo, 255 DKP
Spell: Garrison's Superior Sunder - Ammno, 48 DKP
Loot Emperor Ssraeshza (Emp ), November 28, 2016Mace of Confusion - Somdood, 47 DKP
Imperial Symbol of the Shissar - Hannibull, 35 DKP
Caen's Bo Staff of Fury - Naginni, 123 DKP
Caen's Bo Staff of Fury - Hyddin, 70 DKP
Velvet Slippers of Harmony - Raxdin, 187 DKP
Silver Lined Sleeves - Erratic, 7 DKP
Spell: Funeral Pyre of Kelador - Ranari, 1 DKP
Loot Xerkizh the Creator (XTC), November 28, 2016Shield of the Creator - Tett, 27 DKP
Shield of the Creator - Ammno, 65 DKP
Cudgel of Cowardly Death - Ezudar, 31 DKP
Loot High Priest of Ssraeshza (HP), November 28, 2016Sapphire Studded Mantle - Cirice, 51 DKP
Bone of Bertoxxulous - Nahabii, 29 DKP
Shield of Ssraeshza - Snoogles, 160 DKP
Loot Arch Lich Rhag`Zadune (AL), November 28, 2016Bone Golem Vambraces - Sarienna, 30 DKP
Mana Twined Staff - Impurio, 10 DKP
Gloves of Control - Zalerico, 25 DKP
Sword of Nochular - Gardadar, 17 DKP
Savage Lord's Pitchatka - Gertarh, 21 DKP
Polished Bone Collar - Hannibull, 75 DKP
Hoop of Emptiness - Sarienna, 40 DKP
The Ring of Scale Disposed - 11/19/2016
The Iksar had left the Dragon lands alone, but their threat was easy to see. The Dragon lords convened the Ring of Scale and argued about how to proceed. Trakanon, the large blue, advocated swift intervention on behalf of all races against the Iksar. However, Trakanon was voted down and the Ring of Scale decided to intervene only indirectly.
Trakanon and a number of the younger dragons decided more direct action was required. They conjured a squall at sea that destroyed Rile's warship while the King was on board. This action triggered a spectacular war among the Dragons that lasted for almost a half century. Since this Ring of Scale was, in all likelihood, responsible for the capture of our companion, we were understandably curious to learn as much as we could. Vanusk answered only one question with, "There are lesser dragons that fly across Norrath and pluck candidates for slavery to the Ring of Scale."
The Ring of Scale, a fracture group of the mighty Claws of Veeshan, made it's way to Kunark many ages ago. We totally forgot to kill them all so we went back to remedy that! The event was a lot of fun and made even better as we welcomed many new members into raiding with TMO.
Loot Special Event (Gorenaire), November 19, 2016Runed Bolster Belt - Kojaar, 50 DKP
Kavruul`s Mystic Pouch - Hyddin, 48 DKP
White Dragon Scales - Skaa, 10 DKP
Gnarled Staff - Ammno, 5 DKP
Donal's Leggings of Mourning - Daxyl, 11 DKP
Loot Severilous (Sev), November 19, 2016McVaxius` Horn of War - Hannibull, 7 DKP
Selo`s Drums of the March - Ammno, 8 DKP
Green Dragon Scales - Yety, 2 DKP
Kavruul`s Mystic Pouch - Hannibull, 25 DKP
Green Dragon Scales - Gardadar, 1 DKP
Runed Bolster Belt - Dailanar, 1 DKP
Loot Trakanon (Trak), November 19, 2016Tolan's Darkwood Breastplate - Shootfirst, 1 DKP
Undead Dragongut Strings - Skaa, 1 DKP
Zombie Flesh Bracer - Ammno, 16 DKP
Zombie Flesh Bracer - Tade, 15 DKP
Amulet of Necropotence - Snoogles, 100 DKP
Bone-Clasped Girdle - Hannibull, 30 DKP
Robe of Inspiration - Tade, 35 DKP
Halo of the Enlightened - Snoogles, 2 DKP
The Realm of Luclin's Chosen
As we reach the summit on the long stairway that was laid before us, we can see the horizon and it is bright and full of pixels.
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Loot Thall Va Xakra (TVX), December 1, 2016Gorget of Superiority - Calatio, 87 DKP
Umbracite Bracer - Calatio, 50 DKP
Ring of Rage - Kojaar, 80 DKP
Boots of Silent Dreams - Ammno, 79 DKP
Loot Kaas Thox Xi Ans Dyek (KTXAD), December 1, 2016Floating Rune - Marps, 86 DKP
Sandals of Contemplation - Naginni, 51 DKP
Loot Diabo Xi Xin (DXX), December 1, 2016Stein of Falling Tears - Sarienna, 120 DKP
Bone Chill Shield - Nahabii, 60 DKP
Cloak of Destruction - Xita, 70 DKP
The Tragedy of Khati Sha
The Kerran, Khati Sha, was the most accomplished of his kind. In serving the Great Uniter, King Vah Kerrath, he traveled the world of Norrath, seeking out mysteries and investigating threats to his kingdom. The animals of Norrath were his friends and allies; he spoke to the birds and sang with the wolves. He knew the secret language of the forest and the ways of the plains. He climbed the mountains beside the great goats and sheep that dwell there, and he fought alongside the mighty cave bears. He learned the wisdom of dragons and the hidden knowledge of the fey. In all these things, Khati Sha was the wisest of his kind. Many were the times that his devotion and learning saved our people from disaster.
When the Shifting brought the Kerran to this realm, Khati Sha was among the first to venture into the darkness beyond the city, to find safe routes across the Moon of Luclin. He first mapped Hollowshade Moor and learned the languages of the owlbears and the sonic wolves. He sought the great cats of Shadeweaver’s Thicket, rediscovered the lost path of the Beastlord and even ventured to the gates of dread Vex Thal.
Khati Sha returned to tell King Vah Kerrath of his discoveries, and the knowledge of the people grew. But having learned of the mysterious races of the light side of Luclin his curiosity overpowered his sense of self preservation. To the shores of the Twilight Sea and beyond he ventured, into the sun-baked wilderness of the Scarlet Desert, the crags of Mons Letalis, and beyond, to the airless waste that is called the Grey.
There he was lost. Hope dimmed with time and the Bards of King Vah Kerrath sang of his accomplisments in mournful eulogies.
The Shar Vahl and their king would be horrified if they knew the truth. In the Grey, Khati Sha was captured by the Shissar and taken to their temple, where he was subjected to unbelievable torments. Curious about the world’s newest inhabitants, the snake-folk twisted Khati Sha’s body and mind, transforming him into a cruel and terribly powerful creature of evil. Infected by the Shissars’ xenophobia and lust for further power, Khati Sha escaped from the Grey and wandered Luclin’s moon for a time, a twisted parody of the noble creature he had once been.
At length, he found his way back to the Mushroom Forest, where his people managed the thriving Acrylia Mines. In the depths of the mines, Khati Sha encountered a primitive race of bestial humanoids, which he dubbed grimlings. Handling the grimlings as cruelly as he himself had been manipulated by the Shissar, Khati Sha transformed them into a cruel, sadistic race bent on spreading death and suffering. By the thousands, the grimlings burst from the Acrylia Mines, slaying countless Vah Shir and driving the kerrans from the forest. Renamed the Grimling Forest, this realm is today a bloody battleground.
For their part, the grimlings worshipped their new leader as a god, who now called himself “Tashakhi,” a twisted version of his old name. Few, if any, have realized the similarities, though some newer grimling architecture is said to mirror the Vah Shir style of design — a fading remnant of Khati Sha’s old existence.
Today, Tashakhi is a brooding, skeletal being who dwells in the depths of the Acrylia Caverns, with the terrible powers of a malevolent godling, plotting with his grimling followers the ultimate conquest and destruction of his own people. Once the Vah Shir are utterly destroyed, Tashakhi intends to turn his insane wrath against the tegi and then the Combine refugees in Katta Castellum, Sanctus Seru, and Shadow Haven alike. Only then will he crush the Shissar, in a final and self-destructive act of vengeance against the race that turned him from hero into monster.
Loot Khati Sha (Shawty and Squad), November 15, 2016Mnemonic of Khati Sha - Zephon, 180 DKP
Twisted Longsword of Pain - Xita, 57 DKP
Twisted Cloth Leggings - Snaps, 130 DKP
Grimling Earbone - Tett, 6 DKP
Trinket of Death - Doga, 10 DKP
Lifebane Wristplates - Arkonn, 29 DKP
Loot Thought Horror Overfiend (THO), November 15, 2016Orb of Lost Souls - Marps, 5 DKP
Horns of Chaos - Naginni, 5 DKP
All Hallow's Eve
Halloween happened to fall on a raid night this year and we decided what more appropriate place to celebrate than The Plane of Fear!
Many excellent items and relics of our past were picked up by members new and old. After all the scary movies we had enjoyed this season, we had decided to purge ourselves the dread by killing the God of Fear himself.
Loot Cazic-Thule (Cazic), October 31, 2016Darkwood Trunk - Skaa, 17 DKP
Amulet of Necropotence - Impetus, 65 DKP
Bone-Clasped Girdle - Ranari, 19 DKP
Grotesque Girdle - Snaps, 34 DKP
Crimson Robe of Alendine - Ozirus, 3 DKP
Berserkers Ring - Slamfist, 13 DKP
Zombie Flesh Bracer - Ozirus, 11 DKP
Bile Etched Obsidian Choker - Naginni, 56 DKP
Darkwood Trunk - Phtuart, 15 DKP
Halo of the Enlightened - Kaizo, 1 DKP
Halo of the Enlightened - Klain, 1 DKP
As if we didn't all get enough of costume contests at work and the local bars, TMO hosted it's own. Thanks so much to all that particpated! The costumes were awesome! Surprising no one, Anticide, and those foxy green tights took home the prize! Grats Anticide on the Krono!
You can check out all the submissions (if you are a member) here!
The incompetent overlords of EverQuest bestowed a great gift across the land. Bonus EXP! Our members made the most of it; grinding AAs, leveling alts and recruiting new members like mad! Welcome all you new faces! We're so pleased to have you.
38 Characters Added
400 Levels Gained
Hell of a week. Please give the new members a warm welcome and continue to keep an eye out for promising prospects too add to our ranks.
Busy, Busy, Busy
We've been rocking out so hard I've lost track of all the goings-on, so here is a random smattering of some of the crap we've been up to...
Loot Old Grieg (OG), October 25, 2016Jenniy's Two-tone Cuirass - Snoogles, 1 DKP
Boots of Stability - Raxdin, 30 DKP
Attuned Spire Shard - Somdood, 36 DKP
Attuned Spire Shard - Skyseer, 26 DKP
Mask of Pulchritude - Tett, 6 DKP
Mask of Pulchritude - Erratic, 6 DKP
Wand of Musing - Erratic, 20 DKP
Spell: Elnerick's Rending - Ozirus, 6 DKP
Loot Old Grieg (OG), October 25, 2016Attuned Spire Shard - Ammno, 35 DKP
Attuned Spire Shard - Meeseeks, 15 DKP
Geomantic Fingers of Focus - Shoeless, 86 DKP
Boots of Stability - Chubs, 22 DKP
Loot Arch Lich Rhag`Zadune (Rhag Race), November 10, 2016Mana Twined Staff - Marps, 1 DKP
Talisman of Evasion - Somdood, 2 DKP
Rei`s Battleworn Dirk - Reyk, 6 DKP
Crystal of Interpretation - Gertarh, 50 DKP
Hoop of Emptiness - Skyseer, 21 DKP
Lava Infused Bludgeon - Daxyl, 16 DKP
Sleeves of Elemental Auras - Raxdin, 100 DKP
Loot Xerkizh the Creator (XTC), November 10, 2016Shiny Trinket of Speed - Naginni, 67 DKP
Singed Petrified Leaf - Somdood, 46 DKP
Revenge on the Arx
The Fall of the Combine Empire
Tsaph Katta, emperor of the troubled combine was holding a grand state banquet.
Almost all nations and tribes were in attendance. The dwarven, gnomish, and elven allies all had ambassadors on hand as did the belligerent Teir'Dal. Even the ogres and trolls were represented. All who received an invitation felt compelled to attend, such was the might and the power of the Combine.
As the guests entered the banquet hall, Katta was there to receive them. One guest came with a smile on his lips and poison in his hand. He had dusted his glove with empolomine, a slow-killing, hallucination-inducing drug. The guest extended his hand as Tsaph welcomed him to the banquet. With the handshake the fate of the Combine was changed.
Katta's reaction was more rapid and violent then most and he collapsed during the dinner, appearing as one possessed. Possessed by evil, some muttered.
The banquet hall was cleared, and only a trusted few were allowed to remain.
As Katta lay on the floor, dying, he spoke his last breath into the ear of his closest advisor, a fellow bard named Lcea. The druids then came and wove stasis spells to keep him alive, and put a deep sleep charm on him so that he would not have to endure pain and suffering. Then the elves of the forest came and took Tsaph away, to hide him within their realm so that no further attempts on his life would be possible.
As soon as word spread around the world that Katta was dead, the Combine Empire broke into a thousand tainted pieces. The petty arguments that had shattered the world before his coming resumed with even more passion. The elves continued to keep watch over the resting-place of Tsaph Katta while a few loyal officials , led precariously by Lcea, fortified the Loyalists last remnants.
The suspect? The once loyal Paladin of the Combine, who would come to be known as Lord Inquistor Seru.
Loot Lord Inquisitor Seru (Seru), October 17, 2016Yttrium Studded Leather Boots - Terrapin, 248 DKP
Black Ornate Chain Bridle - Appenzeller, 199 DKP
Bloodied Berserker's Blade - Kaizo, 400 DKP
Ancient: Lcea's Lament - Skaa, 1 DKP
Spell: Khura's Focusing - Somdood, 1 DKP
Spell: Speed of the Brood - Raxdin, 10 DKP
Loot Lord Inquisitor Seru (Seru), October 24, 2016Bloodied Berserker's Blade - Arkonn, 300 DKP
Yttrium Studded Mantle - Ryeson, 199 DKP
Starred Yttrium Ring - Snaps, 364 DKP
Ancient: Greater Concussion - Ozirus, 105 DKP
Song: Ervaj's Lost Composition - Slamfist, 1 DKP
Halloween Costume Contest
It's that special time of year when the gossamer veil between our world and the realm of the dead is at it's thinnest! Come particpate in our special Halloween Costume Contest. The most spooktacular submission will walk away with a Krono we just stole from Kaizo's account and there is nothing scary about that! The rules are just as loose as you'd expect coming from Snoogie: your IRL costume, in-game character, pet or childrens are all acceptable so get to submitting!
Our favorite game is Everquest - Battle Snakes....with bacon pancakes!
With Luclin opening up, we've moved our focus from velious into a full Moon drilling operation. Much like Armageddon, except without the asteroid ... and we're drilling snakes instead of rocks.
Loot Xerkizh the Creator (XTC), September 29, 2016Singed Petrified Leaf - Ozirus, 70 DKP
Soft Scale Slippers - Phtuart, 80 DKP
Spell: Blessing of Aegolism - Meeseeks, 105 DKP
Song: Warsong of the Vah Shir - Skaa, 36 DKP
I hear that Sarnak's favorite food is a burrito?
We all got a little bored while doing the Burrower Event & Thought Fiend, so we Sarnak suited up and goofed around abit!
Loot The Burrower Beast Event (TBBE), October 3, 2016Spell: Zevfeer's Theft of Vitae - Zephon, 42 DKP
Ring of Living Ore - Ozirus, 130 DKP
Ring of Living Ore - Vastov, 117 DKP
Spell: Cloak of the Akheva - Enid, 1 DKP
Spell: Greater Familiar - Snaps, 1 DKP
Loot Thought Horror Overfiend (THO), October 3, 2016Inscribed Mask of the Beyond - Kiltya, 13 DKP
Tor Vignus - Kiltya, 20 DKP
Spell: Maelstrom of Electricity - Zenno, 1 DKP
Song: Warsong of the Vah Shir - Slamfist, 12 DKP
Spell: Cloak of the Akheva - Zercon, 24 DKP
The Rallos Sticker
Who wants to be a Barbarian? Daxyl apparently. Grats on guild first (and super rare) Flayed Barbarian Hide Mask!
Loot Avatar of War (AoW), September 5, 2016Helmet of Rallos Zek - Yety, 30 DKP
Flayed Barbarian Hide Mask - Daxyl, 175 DKP
Orb of the Infinite Void - Zenno, 10 DKP
Clearing the rest of Kael was quite fruitful too.
Loot King Tormax (KT), September 5, 2016Boots of the Storm - Slamfist, 12 DKP
Boots of the Storm - Pwned, 10 DKP
King Tormax's Head - Neosprings, 128 DKP
The Horn of Hsagra - Pwned, 10 DKP
Wrist Guard of Thunder - Hyddin, 21 DKP
Loot Derakor the Vindicator (Derakor), September 5, 2016
Loot Statue of Rallos Zek (Statue), September 5, 2016Iron Scroll of War - Neosprings, 21 DKP
Hammer of Battle - Hyddin, 5 DKP
Giants are cool, but we still love slaying dragons. What? Don't Believe me?
Loot Lady Mirenilla (Mirenilla), September 6, 2016Mithril Boots - Daxyl, 45 DKP
Frostwrath - Arkonn, 43 DKP
Loot Lord Koi'Doken (Koi), September 6, 2016
Loot Eashen of the Sky (Eashen), September 6, 2016Onyx Chain Sleeves - Asherr, 63 DKP
Bracelet of the Sky - Slamfist, 14 DKP
Barrier of Sound - Viluuven, 7 DKP
Shield of Thorns - Shoeless, 1 DKP
Ring of Superiority - Asherr, 60 DKP
Barrier of Sound - Zenno, 5 DKP
Shield of Dragonkind - Sarienna, 60 DKP
Loot Lord Vyemm (Vye), September 6, 2016Dragonrib Club - Hyddin, 3 DKP
Orb of the Deep Sea - Yety, 11 DKP
Ducks of a Feather
They flock together I hear. Grats and Neosprings on their Scythe of the Shadowed Soul!
Congratulations to all of
Loot Avatar of War (Avatar the Last Gender Bender (Who Knows What is Under that Cloth?)), August 29, 2016Helmet of Rallos Zek - Kaizo, 53 DKP
War Bow of Rallos Zek - Ryeson, 167 DKP
War Bow of Rallos Zek - Kaizo, 20 DKP
War Bow of Rallos Zek - Terrapin, 5 DKP
The third most common drop of the night (right after a bunch of lousy bows and a boatload of DKP!) had to have been the Keys! On the way we scored some pretty excellent loot too. Check it out:
Loot King Tormax (King Borlax), August 29, 2016Boots of the Storm - Arkonn, 14 DKP
King Tormax's Head - Vastov, 158 DKP
Wrist Guard of Thunder - BowlOFruit, 4 DKP
Loot Derakor the Vindicator (Derakor the Unimpressive), August 29, 2016Chestplate of Vindication - Arkonn, 1 DKP
Torn Enchanted Silk Robe - Ciladen, 32 DKP
Loot Idol of Rallos Zek (Kaizo says, "You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself a graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them or serve them.", August 29, 2016
Loot Statue of Rallos Zek (Zekian Statue), August 29, 2016Cloak of the Falling Stars - Solimier, 31 DKP
Cloak of the Falling Stars - BowlOFruit, 15 DKP
Iron Scroll of War - Crowdcontrol, 41 DKP
Loot Zlandicar (KlanZlan Dicar), August 29, 2016Harla Dar's Talisman - Allilia, 100 DKP
Zlandicar's Heart - Ranari, 21 DKP
Gauntlets of Mortality - Yety, 1 DKP
A real God-send for our casual crew (and Poke'mon Go players alike) Mobile EQ has lead to a major spike in guild turn-out! If you haven't yet invested in this incredible technology, we highly recommend you do so! You'll get to play on the go and are guaranteed to be the envy of every kid on the block.
(Perhaps if Kaizo had went this route instead of buying some sort of IKEA spaceship desk he lacks the skills to assemble we would have had our leader this weekend...)
Avatard of War
As fun as chasing your tail around NToV can be, we decided it was time to work on adding more kills to our board. It's amazing to think how short a time ago it was that Vindy and King Tormax presented a real challenge for us. We watched as they, and their friends, melted into a soupy pile of loot. Yum!
With our Ancient Songfist in place, we puckered our butts and brought in the Avatar. Slow and steady wins the raids they say, but in our case it got us to 18%. We recovered gracefully though and were able to nab him back before his despawn! Although reinvigorated, we all kind of expected some diminishing returns and we simply lost the war of attrition around 60%. Damn you Avatar! Next week....
Loot King Tormax (KT (Not Kel'Thuzad)), August 22, 2016King Tormax's Head - Zenno, 140 DKP
Wrist Guard of Thunder - DeadlyFist, 40 DKP
Orb of the Infinite Void - Nildrach, 20 DKP
Loot Derakor the Vindicator (Vindi), August 23, 2016Torn Enchanted Silk Robe - Impetus, 48 DKP
Eroded Leather Tunic - Shoeless, 15 DKP
Loot Statue of Rallos Zek (Statue), August 22, 2016Breastplate of Eradication - Yety, 14 DKP
Hammer of Battle - Ryeson, 3 DKP
Swiftblade of Zek - Ozirus, 22 DKP
Members have been cracking out epics with mad vigor wrapping up the difficult ones on their mains and decking out their alts. Special grats to Raxdin and Salandra on our first two Staff of the Serpent!
Here fishy, fishy, fishy...
Koi'Doken is a stingy, stingy fish and I would enjoy him more as a Calfornia Roll. Anyways, some other things are dropping stuff. Here's what we got recently:
Loot Lord Koi'Doken (Lord Nishikigoi), August 16, 2016
Loot Aaryonar (Aaaaaryonar), August 16, 2016Circlet of Summer - Vastov, 52 DKP
Mask of Fall - Somdood, 11 DKP
Katana of Pain - Yety, 2 DKP
Loot Eashen of the Sky (Eashen - Innate-ly Difficult), August 16, 2016Cloak of the Sky - Anticide, 92 DKP
Claw of Lightning - Xita, 237 DKP
Loot Lady Mirenilla (Lady M for Mithril), August 16, 2016Mithril Helm - Skyseer, 98 DKP
Orb of the Crimson Bull - Tholus, 44 DKP
Loot Lady Nevederia (Lady Nevederia and Vulak'Aerr), August 18, 2016Nevederia's Left Eye - Ramladu, 80 DKP
Akkirus' Mask of Warfare - Cirice, 197 DKP
Maclaer's Boots of Silence - Terrapin, 115 DKP
Sal`Varae's Robe of Darkness - Zephon, 204 DKP
Jaelen's Katana - Kaizo, 94 DKP
Ancient: Burnout Blaze - Zenno, 1 DKP
Ancient: Lifebane - Zephon, 52 DKP
Loot Lord Kreizenn (Lord Kreizenn), August 18, 2016Bow of the Silver Fang - Ryeson, 1 DKP
Silver Disk - Snoogie, 35 DKP
Echoes Through the Halls
The walls have long become familiar, but will never get old as they resonant the restorative chords of Ancient: Lcea's Lament. Grats Slamfist! His melodic tones have lead us deep into the Temple as we add Dragon after Dragon to our repertoire. I'd love to make some jokes about these recent raids, but Kaizo has been knocking it out of the park with these raid notes... deep breath in... and... here we go...
Loot Zlandicar (Zlandicar the Wrecked), July 25, 2016Chipped Fang - Somdood, 31 DKP
First Brood Talisman - Shawman, 28 DKP
Frakadar's Talisman - Wishiwas, 10 DKP
Massive Dragonclaw Shard - Arkonn, 2 DKP
Zlandicar's Heart - Ozirus, 15 DKP
Loot Eashen of the Sky (Eashen of the Sky... Seer?), July 26, 2016Ring of the Sky - Armagheadon, 38 DKP
Shield of Fury - Zercon, 5 DKP
Loot Zlandicar (Zlandicar the Wrecked), July 25, 2016Chipped Fang - Somdood, 31 DKP
First Brood Talisman - Shawman, 28 DKP
Frakadar's Talisman - Wishiwas, 10 DKP
Massive Dragonclaw Shard - Arkonn, 2 DKP
Zlandicar's Heart - Ozirus, 15 DKP
Loot Aaryonar (Aaryonar of the Wandering Path), July 26, 2016Hand of the Master - Skyseer, 132 DKP
Katana of Pain - Gugarok, 0 DKP
Forging Hammer - Arkonn, 1 DKP
Loot Lord Feshlak (Lord Fesh Found Lacking), July 26, 2016Amulet of the Storm - Legerdar, 10 DKP
Boots of the Dead Dream - Zephon, 66 DKP
Thunderstone - Reclusive, 81 DKP
Loot Trakanon (Traka-gone), July 28, 2016Undead Dragongut Strings - Daxyl, 125 DKP
Mana Robe - Ozirus, 75 DKP
Loot King Tormax (King Borlax), July 28, 2016The Horn of Hsagra - Ryeson, 77 DKP
The Horn of Hsagra - Legerdar, 52 DKP
King Tormax's Head - Tholus, 175 DKP
Crown of the Kromzek Kings - BowlOFruit, 91 DKP
Crown of the Kromzek Kings - Arkonn, 73 DKP
Orb of the Infinite Void - Vastov, 57 DKP
Loot Derakor the Vindicator (Derakor the Pinata), July 28, 2016Chestplate of Vindication - Anticide, 44 DKP
Loot Statue of Rallos Zek (Statue of Phallus Erect), July 28, 2016Breastplate of Eradication - Arkonn, 37 DKP
Cloak of the Falling Stars - Daxyl, 15 DKP
Loot Dagarn the Destroyer (Dragon the Dragon), August 1, 2016Ancient Wurm Hide Greaves - Solimier, 41 DKP
Belt of the Destroyer - Solimier, 112 DKP
Loot Jorlleag (Vox the Second), August 1, 2016Blydreln's Bane - Slamfist, 1 DKP
Onyx Chain Leggings - Somdood, 41 DKP
Sprinkler of the Spirits - Wakko, 55 DKP
Loot Aaryonar (You done messed up Ay Ay Ron), August 2, 2016Shield of the Wurms - Anticide, 15 DKP
Amulet of the Dreadgazer - Ryeson, 77 DKP
Amulet of the Dreadgazer - Somdood, 83 DKP
Loot Lord Vyemm (Master of the Cleft Chin), August 2, 2016Shield of the Wurms - Shawman, 2 DKP
Bow of the Silver Fang - Terrapin, 10 DKP
Vyemm's Right Eye - Vastov, 101 DKP
Dragonrib Club - Xita, 75 DKP
Dragonrib Club - Reclusive, 31 DKP
Loot King Tormax (King Exlax), August 4, 2016Boots of the Storm - Gugarok, 50 DKP
King Tormax's Head - Wishiwas, 220 DKP
Orb of the Infinite Void - Cirice, 50 DKP
Loot Lady Nevederia (Lady Never Dies), August 4, 2016Medal of Deep Thought - Anticide, 61 DKP
Nevederia's Left Eye - Cirice, 55 DKP
Loot Vulak'Aerr (Vulak Aired), August 4, 2016Kelsiferous' Armband of Artistry - Snaps, 125 DKP
Sirran's Boots of Insanity - Crowdcontrol, 138 DKP
Valtron's Necklace of Wonder - Gugarok, 100 DKP
Ancient: Feral Avatar - Anticide, 45 DKP
Maclaer's Boots of Silence - Legerdar, 147 DKP
Loot Ring War (The One Ring to Rule Them All), August 8, 2016Narandi's Lance - Thull, 2 DKP
Crown of Narandi - Zercon, 80 DKP
Earring of the Frozen Skull - Raxdin, 20 DKP
Faceguard of Bentos the Hero - Xita, 24 DKP
Choker of the Wretched - Vastov, 84 DKP
Loot Lord Yelinak (Lord Yelling Yak), August 8, 2016Dragon's Eye Sage Ring - Ceriv, 20 DKP
Very Large Coin Purse - Raxdin, 20 DKP
Very Large Coin Purse - Zenno, 14 DKP
Yelinak's Talisman - Daxyl, 87 DKP
Yelinak's Head - Kaizo, 58 DKP
Loot Eashen of the Sky (Eashen - Monk's Bane), August 9, 2016Mask of the Sky - Armagheadon, 25 DKP
Melodic Charm - Slamfist, 2 DKP
Loot Aaryonar (Big, Scary, and just a bit Aary), August 9, 2016Hand of the Master - Zephon, 33 DKP
Shield of the Wurms - Skyseer, 21 DKP
Shield of Fury - Gugarok, 1 DKP
Loot Lord Koi'Doken (Something seems "Fishy" about that pond over yonder.), August 9, 2016Siren Song, Dagger of the Sea - Snoogie, 25 DKP
Orb of the Deep Sea - Kaizo, 68 DKP
Ring of Superiority - Salandra, 90 DKP
Loot Lord Vyemm (Lord Vye the Science... Dragon), August 9, 2016Silver Whip of Rage - Armagheadon, 20 DKP
Silver Whip of Rage - Slamfist, 19 DKP
Silver Bracelet of Rage - Kaizo, 48 DKP
Loot Lady Mirenilla (Lady Vanilla), August 9, 2016Mithril Gauntlets - Skyseer, 26 DKP
Mithril Gauntlets - Snoogie, 29 DKP
Loot Dagarn the Destroyer (Trogdor the Burninator), August 11, 2016Ancient Wurm Hide Robe - Nildrach, 10 DKP
Belt of the Destroyer - Zercon, 80 DKP
Loot Lord Kreizenn (A Kreizenn in the Sun), August 11, 2016Shiny Metallic Gloves - Raxdin, 40 DKP
Shiny Metallic Gloves - Allilia, 35 DKP
Loot Jorlleag (Jorlleag the Gater), August 11, 2016Earring of the Icecaster - Taluvana, 50 DKP
Silver Chains - Ryeson, 80 DKP
Onyx Chain Leggings - Ryeson, 3 DKP
Loot Lady Nevederia (Dangerous even at one percent), August 11, 2016Nevederia's Left Eye - Raxdin, 100 DKP
Loot Vulak'Aerr (Vulak Bares All), August 11, 2016Solist's Earring of Insight - Raxdin, 110 DKP
Valtron's Necklace of Wonder - Terrapin, 140 DKP
Hobart's War Helmet - Asherr, 88 DKP
Do`Vassir's Gauntlets of Might - Shawman, 138 DKP
Ancient: Starfire of Ro - Taluvana, 10 DKP
Ancient: Master of Death - Cirice, 50 DKP
Loot King Tormax (King Relax), August 15, 2016Crown of the Kromzek Kings - Gugarok, 80 DKP
Boots of the Storm - Kaizo, 47 DKP
Ring of Lightning - Salandra, 60 DKP
King Tormax's Head - Impetus, 156 DKP
White Dragon Scale Sash - Tholus, 72 DKP
Orb of the Infinite Void - Wakko, 51 DKP
Loot Derakor the Vindicator (Derazor the Monkinator), August 15, 2016Boots of the Vindicator - Somdood, 20 DKP
Hammer of Battle - Daxyl, 25 DKP
Iron Scroll of War - Wakko, 40 DKP
Reaver - Vastov, 5 DKP
Loot Statue of Rallos Zek (Statue of Broken Dreams), August 15, 2016
Loot Idol of Rallos Zek (Idol of Great Intentions), August 15, 2016
Look like your cup of tea?
Kinda Sticky and Super Ikky
In the depths of the old city that lies beyond the dense jungles of Kunark reigns a traitor of The Scale. A Dragon so powerful he laid waste to a great Iksar Empire. A Dragon so great, we still hadn't checked him off our PhinnyKills...
Once a bane to Bards all across the land; reduced to a stinking pile of... druid BPs? Really? Oh come on...
Loot Trakanon (Anon is not allowed, Trak.), July 19, 2016Elder Spiritist's Breastplate - Taluvana, 1 DKP
Undead Dragongut Strings - Snoogie, 65 DKP
As if our evening wasn't putrid enough, we made our way back into The North Wing and did a bit of house cleaning...
Loot Eashen of the Sky (Eashen not EashAHN), July 19, 2016Onyx Chain Sleeves - Shawman, 48 DKP
Twisted Steel Bastard Sword - Kaizo, 2 DKP
Loot Ikatiar the Venom (Ikky Sticky Venom), July 19, 2016Harla Dar's Talisman - Ozirus, 54 DKP
Ancient Tarnished Chain Gauntlets - Legerdar, 3 DKP
Ancient Silk Turban - Crowdcontrol, 26 DKP
Ancient Tarnished Vambraces - Snoogie, 1 DKP
Ancient Wyvern Hide Boots - Legerdar, 6 DKP
Cloak of Venom - Cirice, 60 DKP
Not too shabby for a Tuesday!
It's rather strange to say that Thursday felt a bit like a retro raid with all the time we've been spending in the Temple, but we had a great time taking names and collecting heads! Not to mention a few ST keys as well!
Did you even know this guy dropped an earring? Rare loots indeed!
Loot Derakor the Vindicator (Derakor the Lactator), July 21, 2016
Loot King Tormax (King Snorlax), July 21, 2016Coldain Skin Gloves - Impetus, 21 DKP
Wrist Guard of Thunder - Solimier, 46 DKP
Axe of the Kromzek Kings - Armagheadon, 1 DKP
Boots of the Storm - Zercon, 49 DKP
King Tormax's Head - DeadlyFist, 128 DKP
Orb of the Infinite Void - Crowdcontrol, 51 DKP
Loot Lord Yelinak (The CotH Trials: Yelinak), July 21, 2016Celestial Essence Robe - Crowdcontrol, 30 DKP
Outrider's Taming Whip - Terrapin, 21 DKP
Yelinak's Head - Arkonn, 61 DKP
Yelinak's Talisman - Reclusive, 121 DKP
It's not the first time we've done battle with this guy, but it was our first time attempting the "Catapulted Ogre Attack" strategy and it did not dissapoint!
Loot Statue of Rallos Zek (Statue Kiting 101), July 21, 2016Breastplate of Eradication - Daxyl, 25 DKP
Cloak of the Falling Stars - Xita, 38 DKP
Iron Scroll of War - Snaps, 38 DKP
Reaver - Skyseer, 6 DKP
Damn That's Epic!
So much happened this weekend over at TMO and you probably missed it! Luckily our guild photographer, Crowdcontrol, was there. Check out all the great shots on the forums! (don't worry! I'll open it in a new window for you so you can keep reading)
I mean, remember this guy?
And these optionals weren't just masturbation I assure you - they lead to some serious business. How serious you ask? Well let's see if this does it for you...
Snoogie - Second Guild Bard Epic do anything for ya?
Fair enough - How does Wishiwas with Guild First Mage Epic tickle your fancy?
Grats to all! And just check out this sweet shot from the upcoming docu-drama "Love & Gnomercy"
Loot Derakor the Vindicator (Derakor the Vindicated), July 14, 2016Chestplate of Vindication - Slamfist, 12 DKP
Loot Dain Frostreaver IV (Dain Frostreaver IV... V... VI?), July 14, 2016Ring of Winter - Wakko, 21 DKP
Frostreaver's Velium Crown - Snoogie, 15 DKP
Frostreaver - Armagheadon, 1 DKP
Dain Frostreaver's Head - Terrapin, 56 DKP
Loot Lord Yelinak (Lord Yelinak: The Run of Doom), July 14, 2016Celestial Essence Robe - Raxdin, 30 DKP
Dragons Blood Earring - Xita, 37 DKP
Dragons Blood Earring - Zercon, 20 DKP
Yelinak's Head - Terrapin, 50 DKP
Yelinak's Talisman - BowlOFruit, 137 DKP
Loot Statue of Rallos Zek (Bust of Rallos Zek), July 14, 2016Breastplate of Eradication - Gugarok, 30 DKP
Swiftblade of Zek - Legerdar, 17 DKP
Loot Idol of Rallos Zek (Twelfth Effigy of Rallos Zek), July 14, 2016
Grats on TMO First Idol!
After clearing the halls that once tested us, we bull-Dozekar'd through and made our way to the Northern Wing of Veeshan.
Loot Dozekar the Cursed (Halls of Dozekar), July 12, 2016Tattered Silk Sleeves - Impetus, 7 DKP
Emerald Tear - Salandra, 55 DKP
Ruby Tear - Solimier, 60 DKP
Serrated Tear - BowlOFruit, 35 DKP
Unadorned Plate Greaves - Daxyl, 12 DKP
Unadorned Plate Vambraces - Daxyl, 10 DKP
Unadorned Plate Helmet - Vastov, 11 DKP
Unadorned Plate Helmet - Daxyl, 11 DKP
Loot Eashen of the Sky (Eashen ), July 12, 2016Bracelet of the Sky - Skyseer, 21 DKP
Onyx Chain Sleeves - Somdood, 38 DKP
Onyx Chain Sleeves - Kaizo, 35 DKP
Once we had cut our teeth on the Nothern Wing, we decided to head back there first on our Tuesday 7/18 raid.
Lord Fleshlight & Dagarn the Butt Destroyer Down!
Loot Lord Feshlak (Lord Fleshlight), July 18, 2016Harla Dar's Talisman - Raxdin, 50 DKP
Beldron's Vambraces of Impiety - Zercon, 15 DKP
Vambraces of Discontent - Legerdar, 11 DKP
Loot Dagarn the Destroyer (Dagarn the Destroyer: A lesson in Alliteration), July 18, 2016Ancient Wurm Hide Robe - Ranari, 1 DKP
Ancient Wurm Hide Greaves - Kaizo, 53 DKP
Ancient Wurm Hide Greaves - Armagheadon, 50 DKP
Who wore it better? Let us know!
Ancient Wurm Hide Greaves
We've begun to make our way into Sleeper's Tomb and with that comes Primal Velium weapons:
Hey all - we've officially decided to move to the Quarm event server and delete all characters on Phinny. Please parcel all droppables to Tmobank and delete your toon. Thanks for being part of TMO! It was a good run.
Bad Zephon!! -- Kaizo
Quarm is a new event server that starts today and will; run for at least three months. Completing challenges on this server can earn rewards that can be claimed on other servers. Although many of our members plan are particpating, Quarm will never be our focus and Mon, Tues, Thurs raids will continue as planned. That said, feel free to come join us and hopefully earn some rewards! Check out the new Discord Text Channel #quarm!
Guild Firsts Like a Boss (Quarm for Example!)
We've been smacking around Norrath and collecting guild firsts with mad vigor. Monday saw guild first Cazic-Thule 2.0 kill (with a Fear clear and AoN!), guild first Zlandicar (which was underwhelming), guild first Klandicar, and we still had time to down Harla Dar and Velketor before I blacked out! Grats to us!
Loot Cazic-Thule (Cazic-Thule... and friends.), July 11, 2016Eye of Cazic-Thule - Vastov, 60 DKP
Brain of Cazic-Thule - Somdood, 80 DKP
Amulet of Necropotence - Wishiwas, 130 DKP
Crimson Robe of Alendine - Zephon, 6 DKP
Darkwood Trunk - Vastov, 17 DKP
Darkwood Trunk - Cirice, 16 DKP
Grotesque Girdle - Ozirus, 43 DKP
Eye of Cazic-Thule - Tholus, 40 DKP
Loot Zlandicar (Zlandi? Klandi? Who can tell them apart anyway?), July 11, 2016Gauntlets of Mortality - Xenoblade, 1 DKP
Zlandicar's Heart - Cirice, 23 DKP
First Brood Talisman - Skyseer, 21 DKP
Frakadar's Talisman - Snoogie, 9 DKP
Closing the Tune on June
Velious Leaders: Pruned and Ruined in June
Grats to all on the super smooth Yelinak kill! Velious Leaders are toast!
Loot Lord Yelinak (Lord Yelinak), June 29, 2016Ayill's Aged Stone Shield - Arkonn, 5 DKP
Celestial Essence Robe - Wini, 35 DKP
Dragons Blood Earring - Karadra, 20 DKP
Dragons Blood Earring - Gugarok, 15 DKP
Yelinak's Head - Gugarok, 48 DKP
Don't be a goon! It's never too soon and always opportune to commune so grab your toon and attune to our platoon!
Into the Tombs
See the Teaser after the Jump!
And then there was one...
The heat of summer has begun to melt away at the icy heart of Velious and it's time we expanded our Halls of Heads like it was the House of Black and White. We've seen some serious guild firsts over the past couple of weeks and are filling out our Phinny Kills board with accelerated haste.
Let's start with the Leader's of Velious - One more to go!
Loot King Tormax (King Tormax), June 27, 2016White Dragon Scale Sash - Skyseer, 81 DKP
Boots of the Storm - Armagheadon, 50 DKP
Velium Encrusted Gauntlets - Kaizo, 13 DKP
King Tormax's Head - Shawman, 62 DKP
Orb of the Infinite Void - Wishiwas, 30 DKP
Loot Dain Frostreaver IV (Dain Frostreaver IV), June 28, 2016Dain Frostreaver's Head - Gugarok, 25 DKP
Frostreaver - Zercon, 15 DKP
Frostreaver's Embroidered Cloak - Ozirus, 85 DKP
Ring of Winter - Ozirus, 13 DKP
Perhaps "Triplets" next week? I guess that makes Yelinak, Eddie Murphy?
But that's not all!
We've been slamming away at Velious taking names... these names:
Loot Derakor the Vindicator (Derakor the Vindicator), June 27, 2016Chestplate of Vindication - Arkonn, 21 DKP
Silvery Belt of Contention - Shawman, 1 DKP
Loot Velketor the Sorcerer (Velketor the Sorcerer), June 27, 2016Icicle Wristband - Solimier, 1 DKP
Frozen Efreeti Boots - Xita, 6 DKP
Bone Ring of Condemnation - Zephon, 16 DKP
Snow Storm Mask - BowlOFruit, 1 DKP
Velketor's Spell Book - Salandra, 70 DKP
Vermilion Robe of Torrefaction - Snaps, 1 DKP
Loot Statue of Rallos Zek (Statue of Rallos Zek), June 27, 2016Iron Scroll of War - Wishiwas, 17 DKP
Reaver - Zercon, 3 DKP
Loot Plane of Fear (Plane of Fear), June 28, 2016Shawl of Protection - Kaizo, 35 DKP
Zombie Flesh Bracer - Snaps, 50 DKP
Amulet of Necropotence - Slamfist, 121 DKP
Amulet of Necropotence - BowlOFruit, 80 DKP
Crimson Robe of Alendine - Cirice, 26 DKP
Slime Blood of Cazic-Thule - Cirice, 3 DKP
Double AoN? Sure thing!
Blowing Leafs and Stuff
Through persistence and much sacrifice, Budley clenched a guild first Nature Walkers Scimitar!
Check all this sweet Halls of Testing gear.
Loot Halls of Testing (Halls of Testing), June 23, 2016Unadorned Plate Vambraces - Tholus, 15 DKP
Tattered Silk Boots - Wishiwas, 11 DKP
Tattered Silk Turban - Wishiwas, 5 DKP
Tattered Silk Turban - Wini, 9 DKP
Unadorned Plate Greaves - Arkonn, 10 DKP
Unadorned Plate Boots - Arkonn, 3 DKP
Unadorned Plate Helmet - Tholus, 8 DKP
Unadorned Leather Sleeves - Solimier, 4 DKP
Unadorned Leather Sleeves - Budley, 2 DKP
Unadorned Plate Bracer - Tholus, 7 DKP
Unadorned Chain Tunic - Khoal, 75 DKP
Unadorned Leather Boots - Taluvana, 17 DKP
Unadorned Plate Boots - Zercon, 3 DKP
Unadorned Chain Boots - Ryder, 20 DKP
Unadorned Plate Boots - Snoogie, 1 DKP
Unadorned Plate Greaves - Armagheadon, 8 DKP
And that's just the Official Stuff. We've had just as much at TMO After Dark, but that's NSFW.
This just in; Dozekar the Cursed down to TMO! Grats Shawman on guild first White Dragonscale Boots! Damn those are some BiS ass boots!
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Not rolling with TMO? Disappointing. But, it's not too late...