My hands were full throughout this week with a major project and reorienting myself to DDO again. I spent a lot of time working on the rebuilt Pynthetica the Zen Master with very promising results (more on her very soon).
But after the kerfuffle on stealth I made recently, I decided to have some fun with Kiricletica recently to get at least a taste of the newest quest, “The Temple of Elemental Evil.”
Kiricletica is my strongest stealth-master at level 14, so she’s over-level as she entered on Elite, but rumors told me that such advantages in level weren’t going to matter much.
They were right.
On first glance, the place felt massive, even more so than “Haunted Halls of Eveningstar” and “Thunderholme,” two places I love to explore with stealth characters. After saying hi to the NPC in the center hall, I took the southwest door to the tunnels below.
Every interception and most rooms are just packed–packed!–with orcs and human cultists and more orcs and undead. One wrong move and it’s Dungeon Alert party time, and I would be the hors d’oeuvre.
Being a ninja, Kiri was able to herself invisible, strolling or leaping past the mobs without detection, most of the time.
About a dozen orcs made the fatal mistake to find me, so I moved them to a less obvious section of hallway to dispatch them without making a scene.
Deeper in, there are more things out to kill you. Before the server crashed (it’s been having a very hard time these past two weeks, at least the fourth time) and we were all kicked out, I found a spiked trap pit near a gated area.
And lots and lots and lots of lots of orcs.
I know this place is very, very huge, so I plan to break up any exploration notes into this Temple, writing tips as I go, into bite-size pieces, or video, or something that doesn’t turn posts into chapters from Pilgrim’s Progress or other doorstops.
I hope that I can find each of the elemental keys without a lot of fighting, just to say I could.
And Wil Wheaton did a fine job with the dungeonmaster work.