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Spiders rolling balls of poop.

Crystal.

Crystal.

After  my first attempt to save the prince failed and Osman granted me several rewards for all my hard work, he asked me to finish my work. And me, bring the good samaritan I am, said yes. I went and got Ozan (he was sulking outside the palace gates) and we stole the diamond again (this time Osman may or may not have told us to). Escape round two worked out a little better this time and we left to Shantay Pass with the diamond in tow. Shantay was acting super weird (Meaning he sounded like he was possessed but hey, this is RS. People don’t get possessed here. Let’s be realistic.) when we went to talk to him but he had been standing out in the sun all day.

Just put that anywhere.

Just put that anywhere.

Out into the desert we went only this time, the second we entered, the ground started quacking, shaking, and baking. Then out of nowhere a sundial appeared. On the ransom note for the prince, Lady Keli had told us to follow the path of the sun so following the direction of an inanimate sundial such as this makes perfect sense. Ozan told me a quick story about the gods. There are eight of them, one for every day of the week. The first god, Het, apparently looked to most human so I moved the stick/pointer thing over the face of man image and poof the ground was shaking and quaking and another sundial appeared off in the distance. this time, when we picked the right image on the sundial, some bandits appeared. The lead bandit was acting just as Shantay had. Weird.

I guess the diamond was possessing and speaking through him. Apparently this diamond has no respect for personal space. Jerk. Anyway, we fought the bandits. Ozan continued to be useless then we moved on to the next sundial which turned out to be buried in quicksand which we also fell in. Fortunately/unfortunately for Ozan and me, there was a cavern underneath that saved us from drowning in sand. Once we landed the diamond fell out of my pocket and some spider creature came and scuttled away with it. This just keeps getting better and better. It took us awhile (since Ozan was sitting on a piece) but we got the sundial working again and it pointed us down the cave/tunnel we needed to follow to get back the diamond. At the end of said tunnel we found:

Those are balls of dung. Spiders + Poop = Poor experience.

Those are steaming balls of dung. Spiders + Poop = Poor experience.

A cave full of spiders rolling balls of poop. I diamond was in one of those balls of poop. We had to run around slicing open those balls of poop until we found what we were looking for. It took forever, but I had to look for the “shining” ball of poop and slice it open. Each time it was a gem different than that of a diamond: a ruby, a sapphire, and an emerald. Finally we found that damned diamond but then we couldn’t get out of the cave. All of the sudden, Leela decided to show up and save us. Oh, and the new sundial was, like, right there. So much convenience was going on.

So, we found the last sindail and Lady Keli was standing not too far off with the prince and her two top-level henchmen. Ozan decided it would be a good idea to call this crazy bitch out but Lady Keli got kind of pissed and revealed herself as a goddess.

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I had to fight off her two henchmen by myself since Ozan and Leela are worthless sacks and once I was finished I realized how pointless this all was because Lady Keli/Amascut possessed me and just took the diamond anyway. PLOT TWIST: she gave the prince back and we returned him to Al Kharid and the psychopath left us literally in the dust. Poor guy, the emir was his father and we had to break the news to him the hard way. But, since this is RS, Prince Ali was very understanding: “One can never be prepared for the death of a loved one.” A moment of silence for the dead Emir Shah, please.

What a punk.

What a punk.

Meanwhile, Amascut and that sketchy Jabari dude were chit-chatting somewhere far away. Turns out the Emir Shah didn’t die of a heart attack but was poisoned by the emissary. So yeah, ANOTHER PLOT TWIST. Amascut also mentioned another part of her plan, dealing with Scabaras, a different god but I feel that may be a different quest all-together.

Alas, at the end of the day, we returned the prince and Osman was very happy because Al Kharid was safe for the time being. I continued to reap the benefits of completing a quest.

Yay.

Yay.

Categories: Al Kharid, Diamond in the Rough, f2p, p2p, Stolen Hearts | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment

Ozan the useless.

Look for the guy wearing orange.

Look for the guy wearing orange.

The next quest I started was called “Stolen Hearts” and to begin I had to find Ozan, one fo the fellows I helped defeat the troll general with in the tutorial. So the deal here is his friend was acting super sketchy and he fears he may have joined one of the Daynor gangs.

After I posed as a gang member to infiltrate the gang’s hideout, I found that Ozan friend, Khnum, was actually the leader/founder. Hmm, fancy that. Oh and I learned he had three of his kronies out kidnapping someone, but that is for later. Before Khnum would fully accept me in his gang I had to prove I was a true “Skull” by finding the “Skull” headquarters. Fair enough, old man.

I went top-side and told Ozan everything like the snitch I am. Then we stalked Khnum to HQ and ambushed him there to question him about the shenanigans going down with that whole kidnapping schpeal. At first, we thought we wouldn’t be able to break him but once we threatened to take away his food. HA! Men. So easily swayed when food is involved.

Anyway, moving on.

There we were interrogating hm when out of nowhere this Amazonian-looking woman brandishes a cross-bow at us. Well. I don’t know who invited her but NOT COOL, BRO. We were obviously in the middle of in interrogation, here!

Leela. Definitely NOT a princess in disguise. Definitely NOT an Aladdin reference.

Leela. Definitely NOT a princess in disguise. Definitely NOT an Aladdin reference.

Turns out she was there on business of her own and just so happened to spot Ozan, and knowing he was a bandit/thief/bad guy followed him. It took Ozan a minute but he soon saw through her disguise. She was Leela, daughter of Osman the spymaster of Al Kharid; they had known one another before Ozan was exiled. Once we figured that whole thing out, our focus was back on Khnum. Well, the kidnapping thing we were discussing earlier ended up being Prince Ali (Another Aladdin reference?), the prince of Al Kharid and probably the reason why the Al Kharid palace was on lockdown last time I ventured that far east. Yeah. to get back at his former empolyers (Khnum as once a palace guard), Khnum had kidnapped the prince but only after the promised pay through this mysterious Lady Keli.

We only have so much time before Lady  Keli sails away with the prince, so after locking Khnum up in his HQ we book it south to the shore just in time for Lady keli to deliver a lovely little monologue while threatening to kill prince Ali if we don’t deliver the Emir’s heart. Jeez, I really hope this isn’t a Snow White reference.

When we refused, she possessed the henchmen helping her with her crazy lady-demon-magic and made them attack Ozan, Leela, and me. This is the part I felt was a bit comical. For some reason, these “great” warriors could not even make a dent in these guys’ health bars. I had to kill the one that was attacking me and then go save the others. Really? The only reason I got these two was for chit-chatting purposes?! So I killed off the bad guys and saved the day but, alas, the prince was still missing so Ozan and I headed down to Al Kharid to try and talk to the emir and the spymaster.

Good thing my agility is so high!

Good thing my agility is so high!

Once we got there, the guard wouldn’t let us into the palace even when we fully explained the threat. Dude. Seriously. Your prince is missing and there is business to be done! So we had to go the Ozan-route, meaning we had to Assassin’s Creed our way into the building by leading from house to house, shimmying across roofs and down awnings.

When passing one of the castle windows we overheard a conversation between the emir, Osman, Hassan, and a Menaphos emissary: Jabari. They are trying to solidify peace between the two nations; however, the emir is dying and the prince is missing. If there is no one to hold the throne, Menaphos will take over. You can imagine our frustration when we hear this due to the fact that a couple of Lady Keli’s cronies were wearing the colors of Menaphos.

From left to right: Jabari, the emir, and Hassan

From left to right: Jabari, the emir, and HassanRS

Eventually Jabari and Hassan leave. When the Emir and Osman are alone they discuss how the emir is dying and how the threat of menaphos is very real and very terrifying if they do now find the prince. The ransom is for the Emir’s heart, when in reality, the emir’s heart stands for a diamond kept in the Emir’s vault. Forunately for us, Ozan knows a way into this vault. There he was been caught once before by Osman and exiled as a boy, at this time, Khnum was also exiled and blamed for the boy’s insolence thus Khnum’s hatred for Ozan.

Once in the vault I looked around in a chest and found a piece of parchment with a sotry on it describing the heart of Het and how I could possibly obtain it. It was all about balance and truth and something about someone being the heaviest in guilt because all the others weighed the same.

Eventually I found the heaviest weight and used it to obtain the diamond. Well, right then we were caught. Osman barged into the vault because by taking the diamond we had set off an alarm. Once Osman hears we had been working with his daughter, his guards are ordered to stand down. We are then forced to give up the diamond and are taken to the Emir who, after we explain the diamond is the only way he can get his son back, exclaims how he will give anything else but the diamond and promptly dies of a “heart attack.” Well.

We aren’t blamed for the death of the Emir, thank god, Ozan is released from exile, and I reap the benefits of completing yet another quest.

Ahhh yeshhh.

Ahhh yeshhh.

Find the shortcut for Stolen Hearts here.

Categories: Agility, Al Kharid, Draynor, f2p, p2p, Port Sarim, Quests, Stolen Hearts | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

It’s because of Dad.

Ignore the obnoxious "Climb-down Staircase" option.

Ignore the obnoxious “Climb-down Staircase” option.

Alright so the safe word for the day is: QUESTING. With quests you get all sorts of rewards and experience points. I started today by picking one at random out of the various redded-out quests yet to be completed.

So I teleported over to the Taverly lodestone. This quest can be completed for f2p players so no worries, everyone can do this:)

Anways, off to Doric’s place. Apparently he’d been having some shop troubles, his son Boric was missing, all of his old customers were leaving him and he had no idea why. So, we came up with a plan to make some super fancy swords with some super fancy ore and show them Sir Amic and his squire, Cerlyn. So, Doric gave me a map with the locations of the certain mining sites: The Varrock East mine, the Varrock West mine, the Rimmington mine and the Dwarven mine.  The Dwarven mine (just south of Ice Mountain) is a great place to skill if you’re willing to put some time in. They have everything down there: ore, a furnace, an anvil, and a dwarf wandering around willing to pay you for everything you make.

Doric also gives you a bag to put the special ore in so you don’t have to worry about inventory space, just make sure you bring some food along because midway through mining, the ore comes alive and tries to attack you. Just peachy, right?

They're pretty easy to defeat, though. I one-shot killed them.

They’re pretty easy to defeat, though. I one-shot killed them.

I began at the Rimmington mine (to get there you just teleport to the Port Sarim lodestone). After that I moved to the Dwarven mine, where I came across these two fellows, one was a concealed dwarf and one was a wizard. Apparently they were the hooligans making the ore come alive and kill me. Alas, I had to continue on anyway. Eventually I finished my mining tasks and teleported to the Falador lodestone to get back to Doric. I had to explain the situation and we came to the conclusion that these fellows were trying to mess up his business.

Now we had even more motivation to complete these weapons. I smithed up a bronze sword and a bronze dagger and then brought them both down to Askel, Doric’s buddy in Falador, to adorn the weapons with jewels to make them look pretty. Then it was off the the Falador castle to show off our wares to the squire and then to Sir Amic. Once I got to the castle though I found there was already someone claiming to be one of Doric’s workers and stealing Sir Amic’s business.

Les guiding questions.

Les guiding questions.

Well, turns out it was just Boric, off to usurp his father because he was angry. Seriously, this dwarf has some serious daddy issues. Oh, and RS being RS seems to have made this quest seriously moralistic in nature. I had to bring Boric back with me and help him talk it out with his dad, Doric.  And when I say help, I really mean help. There is a portion of the quest dedication to me guiding the conversation to a more positive light. Some questions cause Boric to release his angst while others don’t do anything. Eventually the two work out their differences and make me a business partner, only after I clean the shop and make a new front sign for them. This is all very simple stuff so don’t worry about not being able to do it. Once that is all finished we were ready for the grand opening!

The cutting of the red ribbon!

The cutting of the red ribbon!

Quest complete!

Quest complete!

 

 

Categories: f2p, Falador, Mining, p2p, Port Sarim, Smelting, Smithing, Taverly, What's Mine is Yours | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments

Today was a good day for ‘scaping.

I started out by going through some of the daily challenges. You may remember this from the time I buried however-many bones and got some monies. Well, today the challenges were to do the Burthrope obstacle course eight times, string eight short bows, and burn 10 Normal logs. CHALLENGE ACCEPTED.

Burning logs like a boss.

Burning logs like a boss.

Let’s just say, fifteen minutes later I was 3k gps richer and all sorts of experience levels were gained. After that it was kind of boring. I ran over to the Tree Gnome Stronghold to do that obstacle course over there.

Eventually I got bored and since I was in World 1 there were about 300 people mulling about doing their own thing. Off to World 3! Lumbridge was bumpin’! I popped in on a conversation where some girl was complaining about the phrase”YOLO.” I, of course, had to interject stating that it was alright to use the cliché if one were using it ironically. I think the topic came up because there was a guy there by the name of YOLO HOSE. I’m not sure if he meant is to be pronounced like “JOSÉ” or “HOSE” like the garden hose. We just called him YOLO. Someone was emoting themselves to throw sand at him while yelling “Saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand!” It was good fun. Eventually, one woman named YogitheBear came up to me and actually thought I was funny. That’s right. Someone enjoyed what I had to say. It was a beautiful moment in Potam history. At one point in time people were mentioning their ages, YOLO was 19 and Yogi was 29. All of the sudden YOLO started getting all hostile toward Yogi. He was bashign her for being 29 and playing RS.

This was my exact facial expression.

What a punk! She can play whatever the hell she wants to. He told her to get a life but she had a husband and a daughter AND she worked full time. I asked YOLO to stop being a troll. Nobody messes with people who think I’m funny. I gotta defend my peoples, guys. He continued on being an ass even though Yogi continued to make valid points. He then tried to pull the, “I’m working so-many nights a week in addition to another job so even though you’re a mother and work full time, you’ve got nothing on me.” Is this kid for cereal?! I just… I can’t even… Ugh. Fine YOLO. I’ll do this dance with you, but I won’t enjoy it.

Ricky was there, too. If you don’t remember him from this post, he’s the salmon-colored short-wearing person with the feather in his hat. We’re bros. But, he forgot about me. Apparently I didn’t make enough of an impression on him. Damn.

Eventually Yogi got tired of YOLO’s pestering and left. YOLO, after finding out he had no one else to bully left as well. I really hope he’s dumb enough to follow someone into the Wildy. After that, the conversation died out until it was just Ricky and I hanging out. We had some pretty decent conversations for RS. I commented on his nice salmon Chubbies and he commented on the fact that I could speak articulately (sometimes a rarity in the gaming world). We were bros once more. I explained how I kinda-sorta knew him but he didn’t remember me because he frequents the populated worlds quite a bit and meets all sorts of people.

From left to right: MickellBerry, RoyalBlonde, Ricky, and Potam

From left to right: MickellBerry, RoyalBlonde, Ricky, and Potam
That random guy in the back never said anything.

I asked him about what his favorite conversation with someone was about an he told me it was about having a four-some with the NPC, Nastroth. Oh and once he found out I was a girl, without fail, he asked me what a vagina looked like. Classic. Real classic. I told him, “a mushy taco.” That shut hm up, real quick-like. Soon our conversation of two increased to three and then four with the addition of two gentlemen named RoyalBlonde and MickellBerry. We exchanged some friendly banter for some time until we decided to move from the left side of the Lumbridge castle gates to the right. There was an entirely new group of people over there having their own conversation oddly enough about tentacle porn. Yeah. RuneScape. Full of weird people talking about weird shit. All. Day. Long.

There was a guy with a giant hand on a stick. Like, what? Yeah.

There was a guy with a giant hand on a stick. Like, what? Yeah.

Soon we were having a party right there on the Lumbridge Castle lawn. There was Rudro12, bearman332 (who loved to talk about poop), Slendahhman, and I Luv Grama. (I asked her if “Grama” stood for grandma or grammar but she never clarified.) Ricky then asked me if I ever tried eating those scented erasers when I was a child, I said no but I did try chapstick. Apparently he was all about those scented candles. People are weird. Slendahhman then began talking about how masturbation was gross and Ricky chimed in saying he frowned upon it. All of the sudden some guy named Pyrastan walked over and was telling us about how he was hotboxing Lumbridge and then challenged everyone to see who was higher. I threw out an idea: whomever could say the most philosophical thing won. Immediately RoyalBlonde was claiming he was the “seeker of a magical placenta” and said, “I live in the placenta.” Well. That happened. Oh, don’t worry the night continues on its way with a guy dressed as a giant chicken named Delph4Jesus. He was imploring everyone to repent and make way for Jesus. After that I had to say goodnight. The chicken got me.

DA KR3W

DA KR3W

 

 

 

 

Categories: Agility, Burthorpe, f2p, Firemaking, Fletching, Lumbridge, p2p, Woodcutting | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Old school like the old school.

Still going strong since 2007.

Still going strong since 2007.

I had previously mentioned an Old School RuneScape, before the updates that have made the world what it look like now. When I say Old School, I mean the 2007 version. In order to give the readers a proper comparison, I’ve taken a journey there myself. (Keep in mind that if you have a Mac operating system this will not work: I had to use my boyfriend’s Windows 7 for this project.) Also, because I was on a PC, the screen shot capabilities were a little different and I apologize for their lack of quality.

Seriously, this is as basic as it gets.

Seriously, this is as basic as it gets.

Although this world has the same map, you need to begin from scratch. Well, almost scratch. You get to keep your name but since the graphics are so basic, it’s just better to re-do your outfit. But yeah, when it comes to skills you also have to start from zero but the 2007 version has it’s own Tutorial Island for you to visit; however, this one doesn’t take four freaking hours to finish. You literally mine some stuff, bake some bread, kill a rat, talk to a wizard and leave. Real complicated. Maybe this is why so many players petitioned to have the 2007 version brought back even if it was on a separate server.

Once I got past the Tutorial Island, I landed in Lumbridge where things have changed. There aren’t any lodestones here. If you wish to teleport you need to either be a high-enough mage or have the magic tablet specifically set to the destination you’de like to travel to.

Oh how the times have changed thee, Lumbridge.

This is just outside the entrance to the Lumbridge Castle courtyard.

I met up with ArcherySwag (Taylor) and he gave me one of these to go to Camelot. He showed me a new way to profit! This is only for members, if you wish to profit as an f2p player, I suggest the Beefy Bill formula. The key phrase here is: toad legs. There is a pond surrounded by toads just chilling on the ground. Here is the 11-step process to profit.

  1. Empty inventory.
  2. Journey to Swamp in the Tree Gnome Stronghold.
  3. Fill inventory with toads.
  4. Pull toads’ legs off. (Be careful because once you do this they become edible.)
  5. Run Southwest to Grand Tree Bank.
  6. Deposit legs.
  7. Repeat steps 1-6 as many times as you like.
  8. Walk/run/teleport to Grand Exchange.
  9. Withdraw legs in note form.
  10. Sell at Grand Exchange price.
  11. Profit.
Toads on toads on toads.

Toads on toads on toads.

It is really quite simple and the gameplay from these is extremely similar to what it is now. Or course, in my case, I had a friend show me the way so the process moved quite a bit faster than anyone else’s but regardless, get money, get paid.

Between the two so far, I have much more fun playing on the new edition just because I like the advanced graphics so much more. If you’re feeling vintage, by all means play the 2007 version but if you’re ready to so some business, take the RS2 route. Oh, and I guess if you have a Mac you’re kind of forced that way anywho. I don’t think I’ll be playing this version anytime soon unless Taylor’s there. Plus, Potam looks like a bell-bottomed hippie with orange dreadlocks.

Categories: Camelot, f2p, Lumbridge, p2p, The Grand Exchange, Tutorial | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Game with two friends! (Pt. 1)

From left to right: ArcherySwag (Comabat Level: 137), Potam (Combat Level: 37), A Man262 (Combat Level: 151)

From left to right: ArcherySwag (Comabat Level: 137), Potam (Combat Level: 37), A Man262 (Combat Level: 151)

Today I went adventuring with Taylor (ArcherySwag) again but this time we added one more to our party, another fellow Mafia Knitting Club member, Alec (A Man262). His name is particularly ironic due to the fact that A Man262 is a woman. He used to be a man but one day he decided to go around and troll all the horn-dogs that patrol RS; however, to do so he had to adopt a pair of breasts. 

Anyway, A Man262 is not a member so this round ArcherySwag and I had to stick to the f2p boundaries. A Man262 hadn’t played in a while so ArcherySwag and I decided to just do our own thing. I needed to replace my imp-hides wizard’s robes with some actual range-wear since  we were planning on doing some hardcore adventuring. Turns out, even if you are a member, in f2p worlds you can’t do anything that you could do if you were in a members world (i.e. leave the f2p boundaries, wear certain clothes, wield certain items). Even the skills only allotted to members were dumbed down.

Ooovoo-ing it up.

Ooovoo-ing it up.

Moving on, so what I needed was some hard leather armour. I knew I could craft it but ArcherySwag was on the move so I headed up to the GE just to take the fast way out. Well, turns out no one wants to sell their hard leather items (or buy, in my case, those hard leather gloves still haven’t sold). So, I had to go kill some of Beefy Bill’s cows and make my own. ArcherySwag was also trying to tell my my bow sucked but, as it turns out, the “crappy” bow I had was a lot better than both the short bow and the shield bow I coud buy from the archery shop in Varrock. TAKE THAT.

So A Man262 finally made it into our world. We all decided to meet up at the GE. Now, usually you would communicate via RS chat when you team up with other players but with my friends we like to live voice/video chat with Oovoo. This makes communication instantaneous and much, much easier.

For some reason, A Man262 wanted to hit on this one girl he was standing next to in the GE by the fountain. Unfortunately for him, he had to start the conversation out explaining that he was, in fact, a man and not a woman like his character would suggest. Oh, and he approached her with a classy, “Hey gurl.” She was very friendly so, like any other friendly individual, she said hi and from that point on, they were in love.

NO REGRETS.

NO REGRETS.

Not really. Her name was Kate1909 so Alec (keep in mind that Alec is being a total douche right now on purpose) asked if 1909 stood for her year of birth and then followed that delightful question with “I like em old.” Well, on that note, Taylor and I left those two alone. Alec also proceeded to run away and follow us to the costume shop, also in Varrock, to buy some neat clothes. Before the RS2 update you could only obtain these clothes through minigames but now you can just walk in and uy your own zombie outfit. Fine by me. I bought all of them. I needed to do something with all this money I’ve been earning through the Squeal of Fortune and whatnot.

Kate1909 started Private Messaging Alec after he left asking him what he meant by “I like em old.” What the heck do you think he meant?! Alec didn’t really know how to respond so he just ignored her for a while. After we all had costumes I wanted to take a picture with all of us and Alec wanted some text to be in the screen shot. When I said “go” he was to send his message; however, when he clicked to show the message, “I’ve got a half chub right now” he actually sent it to Kate1909. Poor girl. All caught up in a world she couldn’t possibly understand. As damage control, he sent “yolo” as a follow-up. Right. How cute? Taylor and I are rolling over laughing while Alec claims he and Kate1909 are in love. He tried proposing but she refused. Seeing how she’s only 15, that would make sense. She still has her whole RS life ahead of her.

Kate1909 and A Man262 hitting it off.

Kate1909 and A Man262 hitting it off.

Then we prepared to enter the Wilderness. To get to the Wilderness from any location, lodestone teleport to Edgeville and head North until you reach the wall. This wall is much like the entrance to the deep desert or the holy water-covered cave mouth in the mausoleum. You will get a warning before entering the Wilderness. Why? Well, if you get killed in the Wilderness you lose all your stuff…oh, and perchance there is some stranger walking by all your things, they can take them. This leads to high-level players hanging out in the Wilderness, hunting down lower levels, and then taking their things. It’s a cruel world out there. (Hint: If anyone EVER asks you to go out into the Wildy with them, DO NOT GO. They are going to kill you and take your things.) This is why before we left we all stopped at the Edgeville bank, put on our best armor, stocked up on food, and filled our quivers. Once we were adequately prepared (a.k.a. I had food because out of the three of us, I was most likely to be killed by some random) we walked up to the wall and entered the Wilderness…

It's a horrid place.

It’s a horrid place.

Categories: Crafting, Edgeville, f2p, p2p, Range, Shortcuts, The Grand Exchange, Varrock | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Damnit, Drezel. (Pt. 2)

Potam in front of the mausoleum.

Potam in front of the mausoleum.

No, Drezel is not free. Not even a little bit. Yeah, sure the door might be open but here’s the kicker: if Drezel takes one step out of that cell, the vampyre dwelling in that vampyre coffin will jump out and kill everyone. That could put a damper on our grand escape plan. Alright, so what do I do, Drezel?

I have to go get a bucket from god knows where (I got mine from my bank because I keep everything…) and then I need to fill said bucket with the water from the well surrounded by those statues in the mausoleum. The water comes from the nearby river which is enchanted to keep to bad guys away. Doop-dee-doo, I filled the bucket and splashed it over the vampyre’s coffin. Apparently the monks didn’t really care that Drezel escaped because I met him in the mausoleum right after without so much as a skirmish.

Ah, well. I guess they changed their mind about the whole captivity thing.

Ever since I killed the dog, apparently the magic river wasn’t so magic anymore and that was a bad thing. A very bad thing. Drezel needed be so get him some Rune Essence to combat the evil seeping past his defenses. This early in the game I haven’t started mining Rune Essence (basically what they make rune out of for magics and whatnot). Alas, I was forced to go to the GE and buy my way out of this one. Sorry, guys.

That tiny thing in the middle is the well.

That tiny thing in the middle is the well.

So there I was with my 50 pieces of Rune Essence but when I brought them to him he wouldn’t take them because they were in note form…………… Seriously. There is always a catch with these quests. Why can’t any just be straight forward?! So, I had to teleport back to Varrock and find a bank to switch my notes Rune Essence to actual ones meaning I would have to make two trips. Fan-freaking-tastic. Fine. I guess I’ll do this dance twice.

Turns out, this was the last step to this quest and after giving him the Rune Essence he was like, sweet! Have this cool dagger! It doesn’t let werewolves turn into werewolves.

Fine by me. Oh, and I leveled up in Prayer which is fine by me, too.

Quest = Complete

Quest = Complete

Shortcut to Priest in Peril is here.

 

Categories: f2p, p2p, Prayer, Priest in Peril, Varrock | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Damnit, Drezel. (pt. 1)

Today I did a quest titled, Preist in Peril. You begin by speaking to the king of Varrock, King Roald. Apparently his friend, a monk named Drezel has gone missing and needs the help of a good Samaritan to find out hat happened! Well, well, well, I just so happen to know a good Samaritan who just so happens to be looking for a quest.

This is what my armor looks like, I'm supposed to me doing ok against this ghoul, right?

This is what my armor looks like, I’m supposed to me doing ok against this ghoul, right?

So, off I went to the east. It took me ages to find this temple when Drezel was supposed to be and when I finally did, the door was locked. GREAT. I examined the door a few times but to no avail. I tried to speak with this mysterious monk lingering outside but he ignored me. I checked out this mausoleum, opened the trapdoor and went underground. There was a level 50 dog there named Cerberus; I was surprised he didn’t attack me right away since monsters that high of level are usually placed there to attack people. Passing the dog, I went through a gate leading to a large room with a well inside surrounded by statues. I examined the statues and the well but nothing interesting happened. In the far corner there was another door leading to a library and what looked like a cave mouth dripping “holy water.” I tried to pass through it but I received a notice that “the guardian had not cleared me to pass.” By guardian I think they meant the level 63 ghoul wandering about the same room. Awesome, I have to fight this thing?! Lucky I brought all this food with me.

I needed to restock my health about three times but I eventually killed it and went to pass through when I received yet another warning. This was a warning you would get when you pass into the wilderness of the deep desert and it seemed fishy that a novice quest would send you into somewhere that dangerous. So, I returned to king Roald to double check what exactly it was I was supposed to be doing with that-there temple.

Of course he was of no help, he repeated what he had told me before but with no further aid. Alright, it’s time to outsource.

Back at the temple there was another player, obviously doing the same quest as me since he kept on stopping that that darned temple door that was locked from the inside. I asked him what to do and he said I had to kill the dog. What?! Since when was I told to kill a dog?! That dog wasn’t trying to kill me… I was just so confused. Then I right-clicked on the door this time instead of left-clicking to pull down the options list and that’s when I saw the option to “knock.”

Well, now why didn’t I think of that? Lo and behold when I knocked someone on the other side spoke to me, their script suggested they weren’t who they were saying they were (They claimed they were Drezel but in that horribly sketchy kind of way). Alas, they told me to kill Cerberus, so I had to swallow my morals and kill that poor dog.

At least they were considerate, right?

At least they were considerate, right?

Right in the middle of my battle my game froze and crashed so I had to switch over to a less populated world. The Canada server only had about 200-something people in it so that would work.

Eventually, I killed the dog. Poor thing. I talked to the people at the temple and they sent me back to the king who was none-too pleased to hear I had killed Cerberus. Apparently his kingdom was now going to be invaded by crazies. COOL GUYS. I returned to the temple to try and fix my mess and this time I could just walk on in since I guess the monks in there now considered me a total bro for killing that dog. I found Drezel locked in a chamber on the third floor right next to a vampyre coffin. I had to find a key by killing one of the monks downstairs and then I had to exchange it with one of the keys held by those statues down in the mausoleum. Easy enough. Soon I had the key for Drezel and he was free…

Or was he?

Find a shortcut through Priest in Peril here.

 

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Dealings with weird people and frog armies.

My computer was lagging hard.

My computer was lagging hard.

Now with those lodestones all activated I’m going to try and talk to some more people. I began this session in World 2, a member’s world. If you remember from my last post how I mentioned the place to be for members is the GE alas I teleported to Varrock and ran North to the Grand Exchange. If I could compare this place to an irl (“in real life”) location it would have to be the New York Stock Exchange. There is this constant chatter amongst people looking to buy and people looking to sell. Some people are more calm than others, while some are cursing with the very limited vocabulary they possess.  There are also the spectators in the corner and that is where I headed.

They were in a group of about seven or eight. Some were flaunting their levels like they were young men comparing the sizes of their dicks.

These guys were not very friendly.

These guys were not very friendly.

One guy was offering to lend out his santa hat (A super rare item Jagex only dropped on Dec. 25th, 2002. Worth about 122,213,043gp through the Grand Exchange.). I had never “lent” anything to anyone before, only permanently traded so I asked him how to “lend” something. his response was to completely ignore my question and just throw snowballs at me. Jerk.

There was another guy exclaiming if anyone could guess where his name came from, he’s give them something. His name was The Fuschino. Some girl got it and (you’ll only get this in a member’s world) he just up and gave her 5million gp. Jeez, I guess I need to brush up on my pop culture references.

Over by one of the cabanas there was a man named Nibisho looking for junk because apparently he was scammed.

Poor, naïve Nibisho.

Poor, naïve Nibisho.

This shocked me mostly because he was such a high level and usually if you’re that experienced you know your way past a simple scam. I was chit-chatting with him when another player, strfire75, came up and began harassing Nibisho with insults and then flaunting his skill levels (which were not very high for the experience he was claiming to have).   Nibisho ran to the bank and came backa  few seconds later with a giant carrot-potato looking thing of which he proceeding to smite strfire75. In response strfire75 threw confetti on him. It was a mighty battle.

I think, once the carrot was brought out, any negativity was deemed pointless because from that point forward the whole thing was one big joke. After a few more minutes of conversation, a player named Ryeezyyy traded Nibisho a cape and about 30k, seriously, what a nice guy.

Any malcontent was dissolved immediately.

Any malcontent was dissolved immediately.

If I wasn’t just starting out myself, I’d have donated as well. After Nibisho left, I wandered around from pack to pack eavesdropping on the conversations of others. Everyone seemed to have their own name for things and the vernacular wasn’t always easy to follow. If you find yourself in this situation, use this as a guide.

Eventually I got bored in this intimidating member’s world where all people do is throw snowballs at you and throw money away like it’s nothing. I transferred over the World 3, a f2p world where the place to be is Lumbridge Castle. The people there were doing their own thing, telling stories about how they were thrown in jail or about how their best friend is racist. Nice, light small talk. Well, there I was just chilling in the courtyard when a procession of frogs wearing capes and carrying kites walked by. There were like twenty of them, all dressed the same and all following one another. They did about three passes around the castle and then they left.

Dafuq?

Dafuq?

I took that as my sign to leave. I had nothing in my inventory. I hadn’t gained any levels. I hadn’t even earned any more money. Although this session may have been rather unproductive for my character, I definitely had some interesting interactions with some crazy people.

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Breaking of the blood pact.

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UPDATE: They all sold within a day or two. I feel so rich!

I began today’s session by spinning what flax was left in my bank account into some more bow strings. Once finished, I teleported up to Varrock and on to the GE (Grand Exchange). If you’re ever in a highly populated free world, you might notice the vast amounts of people hanging out at the Lumbridge Castle. Well, in a highly populated Member’s world, the place to be is the GE. There were players everywhere bartering their wares in the chat box rather than in the bidder’s box. Anyways, I put all my bow strings up for sale and I should be making a pretty penny off them due to the fact that they’re going for 177gp a string.

I was getting a little restless at this time so I went to activate some more lodestones on my map.

Me fighting a mugger outside an Edgeville general store.

Me fighting a mugger outside an Edgeville general store.

Edgeville is the closest to Varrock so it didn’t take me too long. For a new player, going out on the open road can be dangerous considering there are muggers, bandits, bears, and al sorts of PCPs out to get the low-levels. After that was all said and done, it was questing time! I’ve started picking one at random to do and see where that takes me. Fortunately this time I didn’t have another deep desert issue: I got the blood pact. This quest is set in Lumbridge and is available to non-members so feel free to give it a shot. I began by talking to Xenia, a woman standing in the graveyard just south of Lumbridge.

The gig: three ruffians kidnapped a damsel in distress and were going to sacrifice her. Crazy cultists. So down into the catacombs we went. I wish I had brought some sort of melee weapon because that is what you need to fight the first guy. Xenia walked me through literally every step.

Poor girl. She never stood a chance.

Poor girl. She never stood a chance.

All the bad guys were level three so if you don’t feel safe fighting a few level threes, go kill chickens somewhere until you do; or follow what I do and stock up on food before entering any dungeon. (Hint: Eating and fighting is probably the wisest tactic you’ll ever learn.) I kicked their butts, saved the girl, and left the catacombs. The best part? I got to keep the weapons the characters were using: a serious charge bow improvement. In the building right next to the entrance to the catacombs there is a coffin. I opened it a disturbed an unruly ghost. For some reason I couldn’t interact with it.

After I quick teleported over to Draynor and head over to Falador in order to activate that lodestone. On my way, I stopped by the clan camp just below the southern Falador gates. There I received my new clan cape which portrays our two clan symbols: a wizards hat and a bow. The cape itself is purple.

Since I’ve kind of been on a roll with this whole lodestone thing, I went to activate the two I had left on the far west coast of the RS mainland (these are all in the member’s world).  Ardougne was simple enough since it was right south of Seers’ village without any obstacles in the way.

Those bats were real jerks.

Those bats were real jerks.

My adventure to Yanille was quite a bit more exciting. I passed some people chopping down yews and then I was out in the open. Oh, and I was being harassed by these crazy bats… level 57 bats. At one point there were three of them attacking me at the same time. I tried to fight them off as best I could but I only had 100 health points left I had to make a mad dash for it.

These bats were mage bats so they could hit you even while you’re running away. (Hint: when you go up against ranged opponents, give your health a little more wiggle room than you would when fighting a melee enemy.) 

I was struck twice during my attempted escape and just barely was able to make it to the nearest bank to withdraw all that beef I’ve been harvesting off my cow-profit system. Then I went back out there to show them batsies who’s boss…meaning me. Ten steaks and three bats later, I succeeded in activated that darned Yanille lodestone. ADVENTURE = SUCCESS.

Here is a shortcut through The Blood Pact, if you’re interested.

**Next post: be ready for some video! Or, at least an attempt!

Categories: Ardougne, Crafting, Defense, Edgeville, f2p, Falador, Lumbridge, p2p, Range, Seers Village, The Blood Pact, The Grand Exchange, Varrock, Woodcutting, Yanille | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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