A journey of one hundred deaths begins with one’s first corpse.
-A liberal interpretation of what Laozi meant
100 deaths is my estimate for the cumulative number of corpses our group left littered about the instance we assaulted last week.
Some of us died more than others. I had to go back to the healer in Meridian twice during the evening because I had hit the “10 death penalty” point, as did Earl. Zahi hit that point much earlier on due to an unfortunate turn of events at the first boss. Jolly and Giz also had their share of deaths, with the combat ress capability of myself and Zahi allowing a couple of us to get in multiple deaths in a single fight.
But I am getting ahead of myself. First, there was the usual cast of characters.
- Jollyreaper level 50 mage
- Zahihawass level 51 cleric
- Hillmar level 51 cleric
- Earlthecat level 52 warrior
- Gizalia level 53 mage
And then there was our destination, which last week was Exodus of the Storm Queen, the first Storm Legion instance.
Zahi has scouted its location, found that it took place in the Chancel of Labors up in Storm Pine Peaks. That being a small location, at least relative to other outdoor instances, and because it was the teaser dungeon for Storm Legion, we actually talked a bit about doing another instance after we wrapped up Exodus. Due to a character swap, Zahi is missing the Realm of the Fae achievement, so we thought we might go back and do the expert version as our encore.
We got ourselves together in a group and on Skype, pulled up the LFG tool, and chose our poison.
And in we went. More after the cut because of pictures and spoilers and long winded descriptions of events. You have been warned.