Aug 112010
 

A little over 600 years ago, Fahranur, the First City was abandoned due to the Scarab Plague. It spread from this area to the rest of Istan very quickly, and people had little to no time to flee the island. Even the Primeval Kings fell to this mysterious affliction. After much time had passed, people came back to Istan and built a new capital, Kamadan, the Jewel of Istan, to replace Fahranur. As you can imagine, people avoid visiting the old city. So I was pleased that Cver joined my party to explore this area.


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Jul 252010
 

On a particularly hot day I waited patiently in Champion’s Dawn for my friends. No one showed up so I can only imagine that they were preoccupied with keeping themselves cool. I have experienced the different extremes of temperature in Tyria, the Southern Shiverpeaks and the Crystal Desert. Putting up with one scorching day does not feel so bad when you have plenty of water (and henchmen willing to carry it!) Even though I am not receiving any help from adventurers, Dunkoro is still at my side to help me explore Istan.


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Jul 162010
 

Churrhir Fields is hardly a challenge to explore, but it still interests me nonetheless. On Istan, new sunspear recruits are trained here. The equipment is similar to what is available on the Isle of the Nameless (Battle Isles). I was surprised to find so many profession trainers here. Learning the ways of the ranger had me traveling all over the Shing Jea Island. Here you only need to visit one area.


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Jul 142010
 

Today I find myself in Elona, Land of the Golden Sun, to help the sunspears drive evil out of their land. Spearmarshal Kormir has sent word to Tyria and Cantha that adventurers are needed once again. I can’t turn down an offer to fight for a good cause and it lets me finally get a chance to explore Elona. On my arrival to the capital of Istan: Kamadan, I was shocked at how many people crowded this city. At first I thought that these adventurers had come to fight in the war, but they mostly seem concerned about trading goods. It seems like a great place because everyones interest is directed here, but trying to sell or buy stuff can be difficult because the noise of others drowns out your requests. Moving onto business, I invited Catfish and Cver to help me explore the Plains of Jarin. Although before leaving I asked my new friend Dunkoro to come along. He is a sunspear “hero” monk, and I’ve found him to be more knowledgable with healing magic than Alesia. He has agreed to serve as our guide through Istan because we could not find any Elonian adventurers to escort us.


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