Some shots of the Motley Band of Merry Makers tonight (minus Sam and Ben ;~;) As you can see, we enjoy being mean to mourners, and trapping strangers in a ring of bodies.
Also, someone was looking for a band to play something on Riddermark. I can’t remember the person’s name (Liberta? Libertina? something like that), but I guess if you’re on Ridder and you have a band and are willing to play a show, drop us a line and if she ever contacts us again, I’ll pass the info on.
Meet Noiread, a sassy and light-hearted champion that enjoys a fine pipeweed, a pleasant swim and a little dirt beneath her fingernails. She tends to wear her heart on her sleeve and her thoughts on her face, and she can be found on the Riddermark server where she’ll probably often be in the company of a motley band of merry makers.
I’m kind of really looking forward to it. It’ll also be the first time that I actually make any progress with the Champion class. I’ve kind of been neglecting Drixl, my poor little dwarf champ in Imladris, but hopefully having company will keep me motivated.
She’s currently standing about in Archet. I’ve completed a couple quick quests available in the beginning- primarily finding Sprigley’s items, killing 6 diseased boars, and burying bodies- to get her to level 8, and I visited Combe briefly to pick up quests there, and to take up the Armsman vocation. It’ll also be nice to have fellow players in tow when it comes time to tackling all those many spiders, and the marshes. I really hate the marshes. And spiders.
It also occurred to me after the fact that I named my girl “No, I read” and it just seems a little funny because I’m currently on a reading binge. It’s late. I’m easily amused.
I would like to get together a group of regular players to meet up once a week to play lotro.
We would group up, play for a few hours together, then not touch those characters again (other than crafting/rp I guess?) until we meet again the following week.
I’m open to creating them on any server.
LOTRO IS FREE TO PLAY so this is open to all, so let me know.
So, I played Dragon Age II for a little bit before scurrying off to run some errands, just progressing Garrett’s story finally.
(I hopped onto Therese for a bit a couple days ago, managed to clean up the quests before heading off for the Deep Roads with Varric, Bethany and Anders in tow. So, let’s see how that goes.)
Anyways! I managed to finish out my quests on Act II, though I could never quite find where the harlot’s blush was at on the Wounded Coast, so that herbalist will just have to make do without. Oh well. Got betrayed by Isabela, freaked out by that RIDICULOUSLY GINORMOUS QUEEN SPIDER in the Bone Pit, then I went to meet up with Aveline to meet with the Arishok.
I’ll admit, I’d actually gone through this whole thing before. I went on without realizing that it was the segue between one Act and another, so I was grossly under-leveled and had to start all over, this time to actually do it right and go about on the rest of my quests. Granted, I still couldn’t quite beat the Arishok in a duel.
Sooo… I had to cheat and just have everyone duke it out, but we’re gunna pretend that didn’t happen and I was able to do it the honorable way. Shhh. We’ll see if I can do any better with a different class.
Then I became the Champion of Kirkwall! Darted around Hightown to gather up some quick quests, went to my Estate to read some letters and to get some from Anders before saving and turning off the game. Good times.
The Stone has punished me, dream-friend. I am dying of something worse than death.
Yeah, this entire line of the game was perhaps easily one of the creepiest sections, in my opinion. That poem was chilling. The discovery of Broodmother’s and how they’re made was gritty and gross and kind of genius in that gritty-gross kind of way. Yet even with the individual insanities particular to Branka and Hespith, one mad with their search for power and the other completely broken by the atrocities they’ve witnessed, that relationship was disturbingly fascinating. This little glimpse, one in which you don’t even actually see the two women together, was still enough to totally spark a curiosity about the details in regards to their history together and their feelings for each other.
Swell! Thank you for asking.
I really do like this game, even though it was kind of a pain in the butt today.
I finished the Ascalon Citadel. Those traps were obnoxious. And then I get all the way to the end, Celian gets stuck in this little cage of sorts because I just had to get drawn in by that chest with the damn hunting boots in it, and then I couldn’t even break him out because I didn’t have enough zeal to break the wall. What kind of shenanigans is that? So Marie had to carry on without him for a time.
And all of that, I didn’t even complete the Noble Costume. Gah! Damn the Blue Silk Blouse.
Then I got some documents out of the library from Marie’s home, and then challenged the Saracen general to a duel! He got me that first time, but oh boy did I kill him dead on the second round. Yup.
And then that was it. Still kind of irked about not getting that Noble Costume completed, or pretty much any of the Templar Chronicles. I was rusty. So rusty.
So, I’ve decided that I’m pretty much in love with all things Bioware. I love the Mass Effect series, I love the Dragon Age series.
I’m wanting Jade Empire. And the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic games.
And I definitely want to get a subscription to the MMORPG, Star Wars: The Old Republic. It’s their first MMO, how could I not? Ahhhh, I’m eager!
I don’t know what my LotRO kin will think of this. We’ve lost quite a few members to this game. Pfft, I can balance the two, surely!
Dear Bioware. IN LOVE WITH YOU, I AM.
Who finally beat the game? ME. TAKE THAT, YOU ARCHDEMON BITCH.
The Final Battle was, easily, one of the more difficult challenges for me in the game. Moreso than the Fade, moreso than the Deep Roads. Largely because it called for strategy and I’m definitely not a strategist. So I ended up dying an incredible amount before even reaching the big boss, and I lost a good portion of my armies as well.
And then when I finally got there? … yeah, I screwed it up a couple of times. It took me a while to realize there were ballistas that I was supposed to be using. So after a few rounds of simply running up to try to kill the thing the old-fashioned way, getting my entire party killed and all my armies decimated, I figured it out and it got a little easier from there. Not perfect, but easier. The first phase became a cinch. Then the second phase kicked my tail for a while, but I managed to get through that as well. Victory has never tasted sweeter.
Leliana was completely useless. What’s this nonsense, playing dead while the rest of your team is dying and then refusing to get up when I need you? Yeah, totally dumped her afterwards. She can go buy shoes in Orlais by herself, I’m going to find that wild witch hottie that has my baby. And bring Zevran along as well, just to have something to do on the way.
It was good, it feels fantastic to get through the game. I’ve been watching Dragon Age: Redemption, now that I finally understand half the terms and situations—and I can’t wait to jump back onto Dragon Age II with all this background information that I’m aware of. Yay! This also might be the first time that I’ll dish out the money on a pre-order because I’m dying for Dragon Age III: Inquisition.
Now to figure out which character to go through the game next. A friend voted for my elf mage. My mother voted for my Dalish woman. I’m kind of keen on reuniting my dwarf noblewoman with her lover, Gorrim. Though I also wanna see if I can get my dwarf nobleman to hit on Anora. Take that, backstabber. There’s just too much that I wanna see!