Charm of Lore, and Mercenary of East Wastes #EverQuest
Oger and myself have been working on a few older achievements as of late. You can find these under the Hero’s Journey category in your achievement window. The one I picked for us to work on next was the Charm of Lore, which involves collecting 37 different trinkets and turning them in to Librarian Hemfar in Crescent Reach. So far the collection has not been too difficult to obtain, but we’re now at the point where 100% of them are drops from mobs and raids. The hard part being simply finding the mobs up (or in the case of regular named, spawning them). Still we’ve worked our way through a lot of zones and I’m really happy that there are only 8 more pieces for me to collect and then I’ll have completed the charm. The ones I’m missing are in Ashengate, Ashengate, Reliquary of the Scale: North, Ashengate, Reliquary of the scale: West, Frostcrypt: Raid Instance #2 and Valdeholm: Udengar the Traitor. It’s not an upgrade any more but there’s still an achievement for getting it done, and a sense of completion for my main character.
I’ve been thinking a bit on what I want to work on next, and I’m pretty sure it will be my druid. I haven’t actually started working on her yet, but before too long I hope to.
Another bit of character advancement came from working on the Mercenary of East Wastes: Zeixshi-Kar’s Awakening. It’s part of the current expansion so any rewards were quite relevant, and a death or two happened here and there. Mostly because of my charmed pet breaking and me not being able to land a charm in time before I was smushed. Especially if mercenary are on passive and not healing me. I’m still getting used to having my rune spells up (and active). This zone was frustrating. Especially if you’re not a tracker. It’s not that the quests themselves were difficult per say but the zone is GIANT (it mimics the regular East Wastes) and it’s constant running around to find what you need. If you don’t have a tracker you’re forced to wander around aimlessly looking for what you need. It did take us a week or two to finally complete these quests but I’m glad we got it done. Now we just need one more East Waste group mission and then we will have completed the hero achievements and obtained the trophy house item that grants buffs. After that, it’s time to move on to someplace new, which I am really looking forward to. The constant snow storms are not my idea of fun.
As always, happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!