May 072012
 

In my ongoing efforts to gain the asura’s trust, I’ve been doing favors for them. Normally I wouldn’t bother with such a trivial request from Blimm to retrieve his red staff.  He played up the importance of the situation by telling me that all of the golems in Oola’s Lab have run rampant since her absence to work on G.O.L.E.M. The proposed solution was to enter the lab and destroy the malfunctioning Total Protection Security (TPS) Regulator Golem that sent instructions to all the other golems. Oh, and of course retrieve his precious staff.

I was a bit surprised that my friend Malory wanted to come along on this errand, but he expressed interest in studying Oola’s golems. Looking back at it now, he seemed a bit too eager to accompany me.

The first thing I noticed about the entrance to the lab was its sheer size. Secondly, I saw the golems we will have to be dealing with throughout this whole exploration.

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Mar 252012
 

In my continued efforts to gain favor with our new allies in the north, Malory and I took on Commander Hixx’s dangerous request. The asura were in need of the rich energy veins that are located in a nearby section of the Depths of Tyria. In order to access this energy, Commander Hixx has to drive away the vicious spiders that inhabit those depths.

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Jan 242012
 
At the northern end of Sparkfly Swamp, Malory and I met two asurans arguing; Tekk and Giriff. Their troubles started when an experiment failed and caused the red Gokir heket tribe (which was helping Giriff) to be displaced into the territory of Tekk’s yellow heket Ophil assistants. The two heket tribes began fighting over the territory and each asura wanted us to kill the opposing heket tribe so that their research could resume. I chose to take Tekk’s request, since I felt bad for the Ophil’s situation.Entering into these Bogroot Growths, the causalties of this territory war were apparent. Malory and I followed the trail of heket bodies to find our way to the front of the battle.


Dec 292011
 

Shortly after accompanying Gadd and Livia to extract power from a bloodstone, I had another task in this area. Our friend Saerin, a member of the Shining Blade in Gadd’s Encampment asked me to retrieve a few more items tied to the nearby bloodstone. Each item was bound to powerful ettins located on each section of Bloodstone Caves. One is a shimmering essence to enchant the Shining Blade’s weapons, one is an arcane crystal shard that could turn their arrows into armor-piercing thunderbolts, and one is a spectral crystal from the most powerful ettin that can give them even more power over their White Mantle enemies. Malory K. joined me once again as we set off to explore more of the Depths of Tyria. The path to the Bloodstone Caves is full of monsters, but you can avoid most of them if you’re careful. When we reached what appeared to be a blocked doorway, the engraved runes lit up and the door opened to reveal our path.

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