Everquest

Acrylia Caverns

Sceptered Isle ventured into the darkness on the Acrylia Caverns located off the Grimling Forest Zone. Be careful when approaching, there are Grimling's that will see through your Invisibility and attack without second thought.

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Acrylia Caverns and the path of Sceptered Isle

With Chill Sight loaded I was able to follow the groups and discover just what it was they were after. The Ring of the Grimling High Priest along with a few Level 60 spells. A few groups arrived early and had already seen the death of a few Grimlings.

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Lillan examines the injured before delivering the final blow and looting his acrylia for trade skills.

Once everyone had arrived, buffed and ready, the groups headed down the caverns to their destination practising AE attacks as they went.

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The Grimlings pray to their statue.

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Sceptered Isle then sneaked to the door to the right where they would find the Grimling High Priest.

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The Sneak Attack.

The door raised open and once through SI crept up to their spot. In the centre of the room was a grimling high priest. Around the edges were possessed priests (skeletons). A quick charge in and the possessed priests were all dead. The Grimmling High Priest didn't do anything because he was not targettable or able to give agro at this point until the quest had begun.

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The Grimling High Priest when we first arrived.

Colal says, 'Basically it works like this. Someone is going to be rooted in place for the entire battle. There are going to be waves of things spawning on us. It lasts about 45 mins, so dont go afk once it starts. Other than that, try to stay alive.'
Colal says, 'Dont have much more info, thinking about it ...... any volunteers?'
Hesten says, 'Shadowpuma'
Dalerian says, 'Balrogh'
Colal says, 'ok, Balrogh'

And there is was decided. Balrogh was going to walk out onto the ledge where he would trigger the quest and be permanently rooted until it was over, or he was dead.

a grimling high priest shouts 'Master, intruders have wandered into our sacred altar! I beg, grant me power to make them a worthy sacrifice!'

Turgoshir tells siring:1, 'ASSIST me on a possessed corpse'

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The Grimling High Priest turns and the quest begins with the sacrifice chained to the ledge.

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Wave 1 begins to attack.

a grimling high priest shouts 'Master, the intruders are powerful. I beg, send stronger minions!'

a grimling high priest shouts 'Master, the tresspassers persist. I beg, make them pay for their foolishness!'

a grimling high priest shouts 'Master! The minions have failed. I beg, empower me to rid the realm of the vile unbelievers!'

High Priest Gakkernog says 'Enough play! Now you die! You will regret disturbing my ritual!'

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*POP*

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*SPLAT*

Kirium says, 'What did he drop?'
Colal says, 'Hmm no spells. Some shield dropped though'
Kemeril says, 'AC 20, 10 str, sta, wis, 60 mana FT I'

For those that don't know what FT I is then it stands for Flowing Thought 1.

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The shield.

It was decided that we would try again as it might have been a dud high priest that forgot to pack his backpack when leaving for the temple this morning. This time it was my turn to go up on the ledge and be rooted in place.

a grimling high priest shouts 'Master, intruders have wandered into our sacred altar! I beg, grant me power to make them a worthy sacrifice!'
A shackle fastens around your ankle.
A shackle fastens around your ankle.
A shackle fastens around your ankle.
You break free of the shackle.

For some reason the shackles had broken free and I had been summoned back to the priest. So I tried again.

A shackle fastens around your ankle.
You break free of the shackle.

A shackle fastens around your ankle.
You break free of the shackle.

A shackle fastens around your ankle.
You break free of the shackle.

A shackle fastens around your ankle.
You break free of the shackle.

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Root, Summon, Root, Summon....

It was discovered that a few people had entered the room just as we had started again. They had come for Translocates out of the zone. So once they had been sent away and I had camped out and back in, it was time to try again.

a grimling high priest shouts 'Master, intruders have wandered into our sacred altar! I beg, grant me power to make them a worthy sacrifice!'
A shackle fastens around your ankle.
A shackle fastens around your ankle.
A shackle fastens around your ankle...... and so on, and on, and on, and on.....

For those of you that have multimedia machines and can listen to MP3 's then play this file to listen to exactly what being chain rooted sounds like. Also listen out for the evil laughter of the grimlings..
[mp3]Acrylia Caverns Ledge MP3 (492Kb)

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I missed out on all the killing the second time round. Thought about nuking from the ledge but that would be bad if I happen to get agro and die.

But once the waves of possessed priests had been dealt with once again it was a bit disappointing. The 'a grimling high priest' only turned into 'the grimling high priest' who was a lower level than the first one. And worst of all it didn't drop any spells, just a mace and a NO RENT key.

So it was agreed that the raid would end and maybe a smaller force would come back and try again some day. Hopefully things greater than what we got on this trip begin to drop.

And so it was time for people to port out. Most people grouped with a porter and ported out. I handled a few TL requests like I usually do and then memmed gate. From chat going on I heard that Hesten was porting Sonkite to Emerald Jungle. I said goodbye to anyone near me and began to cast. The next thing i heard was...

You begin casting Gate.
Sonkite says, 'wait'
LOADING, PLEASE WAIT...

Before I could duck to stop myself casting I was already journeying back to my bind spot. Sonkite had been left behind and was stuck. He had no way of getting out. Once again from listening to the chat going on there was a force of people returning to try and assist with getting him out. If anyone can shed any more light on what happened next I would be interested to know.

So overall a great experience and a new place to go. The loot was not as expected but at least it wasn't a whole waste of time. Until next time....


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