Over A Year and a Half
Wow! It's amazing to think that we've all been together enjoying the sights and challenges of Norrath together for over a year and a 1/2 now. Some real relationships have been formed and others lost. We remember those that came along and contributed, those who are new, those who have returned, and all those in between. You know, this Guild was formed as a dream, a dream to have a tight knit group of people that effectively and efficiently took down content well keeping things fun and exciting. We wanted to be a Beacon of good behavior and bring back that classic play nice collaborative spirit that EverQuest once had. To that extent I think we have been largely successful. We have contributed to the community and many of our members exemplify that spirit. I thank you all for contributing to our image. Looking back on this year and a 1/2, I want to thank Kaizo for all he did for us and keeping us together and getting us to this point. I'm extra thankful for Meeseeks, Dailor, Ginix, Naginni and Raxdin. Thank you guys for really stepping up and keeping the ship on course. Thank you to Snoogie and Zephon (someone else added that! I swear!) for spending so many countless hours building us up and getting us to this point. And thank you to each and every one of you both past and present and even future. We look forward to continuing our success into future expansions and keeping this gaming community together and thriving.
In that spirit, here's our first Vox kill! What a way we've come.
The veil that keeps us from the horrors lingering in the great beyond is nearing it's weakest point! Let us all enjoy as our women dress as sexy nurses and Donald Trumps.
Members can check out the forum here!
I hope everyone has a great holiday and really parties it up, but not too much because Halloween falls on a Tuesday and TMO will be raiding as usually scheduled. We look forward to seeing you then! It'll be extra scary as we take on the Muramite Trials!
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!